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Claim for the Distribution of Certificates

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date April 6, 1790
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Office of Army Accounts New York
Recipient Name Thomas Patten (primary)
Summary Howell does not know what steps have been taken with Patten's claim before the Board of Treasury, but notes that a similar claim was dismissed.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Thomas Patten; Joseph Howell; John Pierce; Board of Treasury; agent; Jonathan Philips; Mr. King;
Related Places Office of Army Accounts; New York; Connecticut; ;
Keywords claim; certificates; appointment; receipted; allowance; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
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Copy of Letter To Capt Thos. Patten
April 6 1790
Entd
The National Archives of the Unites States
Office of Army Accounts
New York 6 April 1790
Sir
I have received your letter of the 22d March last. I am unacquainted with the measures which W. Pierce took with the Board of Treasury relative to your claim or [undecipherable] for the distribution of Certificates to your late Company, but Sir I can inform you that a similar claim was made by Mr. Jona Philips who received from Mr. King a number of Certificates to distribute to the [undecipherable] whose [undecipherable] belonged to Connecticutt--this claim was considered as unfounded on the principle that Mr. King was esteemed the Agent had the appointment from & receipted for the whole of the Certificates, consequently he became accountable to the United States. Mr. King has settled his accounts and probably will receive the allowance of One perCent in his [undecipherable] which will hardly cover the loses sustained by him--I am of opinion that any replication on your part will be unnecessary as the [undecipherable] of the [undecipherable] will [undecipherable] that Mr. King was the [undeciperable] one responsible.
I am [undeciperable] [undeciperable] obt Servt
[undeciperable] Howell Jr
Capt Thos. Patten