Carriages for General Washington's Funeral

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Date October 30, 1799
Author Name Lewis Tousard (primary)
Recipient Name John Miller (primary)
Summary Tousard certifies that carriages leased from William Buck were used relative to the orders of Major General Hamilton for the funeral honors paid to General Washington.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Lewis Tousard, Major of Artillerists and Engineers; John Miller;
Related Places Fort Mifflin; ;
Keywords tavern; ferryage; ;
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[circled in pencil 567]
Wm. Buck
Major Tousard to Wm Buck Dr
Dcbr 30 1799
To hiring a carriage half away to Fort Mifflin £ .15
January 2d To do hiring a carriage to Fort Mifflin 2. 5
To oats at the tavern & ferryage 6.10
[Total] £ 3.6.10
I certify that the above was used in execution of the orders of Major General Hamilton for the Funeral honors to be paid to the memory of the late Commdg in Chief General George Washington for which you please to pay three pounds Six Sh & 10 pence
Lewis Tousard Major of A & E
John Miller Esqr
Depy Quarter Master General
[in pencil: 567]