Request to Examine Accounts

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Date March 13, 1790
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Summary Requests that Howell examine the accounts of the state of Connecticut in order to find whether there are any charges by that state against Capt. John Stevens, a hostage during the War at the Cedars.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Joseph Howell; Henry Knox; Captain John Stevens; hostage; Congress;
Related Places War Office; Connecticut;
Keywords accounts; charges; War at the Cedars; depreciation; ;
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CtCapt Jno StevensBurwells Reg.
[at bottom of page][undecipherable] R.
War Office March 13th 1790
I request you to be so good as to examine the accounts of the State of Connecticut, in order to find whether there are any charges by that State against Capn John Stevens a hostage during the War at the Cedars,
It appears that the said State have declined complying with the request of Congress to make good his depreciation, but the reasons for which are not produced---
I amSirYour most obedient ServantH KnoxSecretary of War
Joseph Howell Jr Esqr