Request for pay for Captain James Wilson

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Date December 6, 1776
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Recipient Name General William Irvine (primary)
Summary The author examines the request for pay for Captain James Wilson and, after a thorough examination of the records, finds the request unwarranted. Indeed, Wilson may have been given more pay than was due him.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Contains Pay Orders from Irvine to Mease and Caldwell 12/06/1776, 02/01/1776, 04/04/1776
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Related Persons/Groups William Irvine; Joseph Howell; Mease Caldwell; Capt. James Willson; General Thompson; 1st, 2d, 4th & 6th Regiment; Officer; Non-Commissioned Officers; Privates of the 6th Regiment; Jos. Trumbull; Mr. Murray, Commissary of Prisoners at Quebec; Colonel Hartly; prisoners commencing 1st May and ending Oct. 1, 1776;
Related Places Quebec;
Keywords the Originals lodged in this office; two months pay; 5 months pay of the officers; 3 months pay of the non-commissioned officers and privates; examination of the accounts; receipts of Colonel Hartley; strict examination; credit given on the abstracts of those officers; the day of his exchange; the foregoing state of facts; Treasury of the United States; Board of Sundry Officers; ;
Key Phrases If Capt. Wilson is only to pay to the day of his exchange the foregoing state of facts clearly proves that more money has been drawn from the Treasury of the United States than was due him for pay

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