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Contract for iron ball and kentledge

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Letterbook, War Dept Accountant, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date December 18, 1800
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Accountant's Office
Recipient Name Richard Butler (primary) Location: Morristown, New Jersey
Summary Account for supplying ball and kentledge advanced to Treasury Department. Requests statement of amount supplied.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups David Ford; William Simmons; firm of Faesh, Brinkerhoff and Ford; ;
Related Places Morristown, New Jersey; Accountant's Office; ;
Keywords iron ball; kentledge; ballast; account; statement; contract; ;
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Accountant's Office December 18 1800
Mr. David Ford of the firm of Faesh, Brinkerhoff & Ford. Morristown, N. Jersey
Your account on the Books of this Office is charged with the sum of Twelve thousand seven hundred & fourteen dollars 66/100, having been advanced you from the Treasury Department on accot. of a contract for supplying Iron Ball & Kentledge. As the period as long since expired in which those articles were to have been completed by you, and a necessity consequently exists for an immediate attention to the settlement of your accounts I have to request that you will forward without delay to the office a statement showing the amount supplied, and supported by such document as the nature of the contract call for.
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