Entitlement to Rations Pay While in Captivity

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Date January 4, 1784
Author Name John Pierce (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Colonel J. Ward (primary) Location: Boston
Summary John Pierce sends to Colonel J. Ward a letter informing him of his entitlement to rations while in captivity.
Document Format Draft Document
Document Notes This letter is not signed, but is probably written by John Pierce.
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Related Persons/Groups Colonel J. Ward; John Pierce; congress;
Related Places Boston; West Point;
Keywords captivity; shilling; accounts; rations;
Key Phrases I had the pleasure of receiving your last and the account enclosed this morning. You will be allowed your rations while in captivity
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West Point Jan 4, 1784
Sir,
I had the pleasure of receiving your [unknown] and its account enclosed, this morning. you will be allowed your rations while in captivity at a shilling [unknown] money and the charges against you from the [Conciliary] of Prisoners of My office deducted. an account [current] will be (illegible) order given for the [Ca--] of your offenses (illegible). I don not find myself otherwise to settle, some parts of which are referred to this state by the enclosed recolation of [Con--].
I am [d--] your [Ab--] Ichabod
Ex. Ward Boston