Samuel Miles discusses army accounts with Joseph Howell

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Date January 4, 1788
Author Name Samuel Miles (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Summary Samuel Mills requests that Joseph Howell provide him with confirmation that prisoners were paid and promoted while in captivity.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes marked "received 01/04/1788"
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Joseph Howell; Samuel Miles; John Nicholson; comptroller general; officer; officers in captivity; congress; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; ;
Keywords pay; ;
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Joseph Howell Esq


Dr Sir

You may recollect a dispute which took place in the year 1784 betwixt John Nicholson the Comptroller General and myself, respecting my accounts as an officer of the (undecipherable) that same affair will shortly come before a jury, which I have long wished for - and I want to be prepared with proof, that officers have been promoted while they were in captivity, and have drawn pay accordingly, and also, that officers who were arranged while in captivity had drawn a years pay allowed by Congress as a gratuity to.


Officers who were thus arranged - from the particular office you have held I suppose it -to be in your power to point out some individuals who were promoted, and thus who have drawn the years pay, as above mentioned.

If you can favour me with this information, I shall be much oblige to you for it, as I may thereby have it in my power to call upon them as evidence to support the changes I have made under those hands - your (undecipherable) this (undecipherable) and favouring me with an answer as soon as can be done with convenience, will be remembered by

Sir Yo Most ob Very hon servt Saml Miler

B received the 4th Jany 1788