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Letter to the Accountant of the Navy

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 4th Auditor Misc. Rec'd, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 4th Auditor Misc. Rec'd, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date October 7, 1798
Author Name Charles Wadsworth (primary) Location: Frigate United States
Recipient Name Navy Accountant (primary)
Summary Wadsworth encloses several receipts for seamen's pay and recruiting that should be added to his credit in his account at the War Department. He also has forwarded several vouchers the amounts for which should also be added to his credit.
Document Format Autograph Letter / Autograph Document Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Charles Wadsworth; purser; Edward J Peyton; seamen; Lieutenant Stewart; Secretary of War; James McHenry; William Simmons; Accountant; ;
Related Places USS United States; Delaware;
Keywords United States frigate; receipts; the Delaware; account; pay; vouchers; recruiting service; credit; books of your office; expenditures; public money; ;
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No 27. Charles Wadsworth [undecipherable]. United States frigate. October the 7, 1798. Enclosing Receipts
Frigate United Sates Oct 7, 1798
Enclosed is a receipt of Mr Edward J Peyton Purser of the Delaware, for fifty dollars on account of the pay of seamen etc. --also a receipt of lieutenant Stewards, for Two hundred and four Dollars for while he has vouchers to meet being the balance of many advances for the recruiting service by order of the Secretary of War--which sums be pleased to pay to my credit on the books of Navy Office. --
I forwarded to Mr. Simmons Esquire Accountant Sept War--vouchers for the expenditure of public money who informs me he has forwarded them to you--should they appear correct be pleased also to pay the amount to my credit.
I am with respect Sir Your Mo Obt. Servt. Charles Wadsworth Purser US