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Application for Pay

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date November 10, 1783
Author Name David Brearly (primary) Location: Trenton
Recipient Name John Pierce (primary)
Summary Discusses his application for payment of arrears in his pay for service in the Revolutionary War
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Lieutenant Colonel Brearly; John Pierce; army; legislature of [ new ] jersey; paymaster of the regiment; Captain Voocher; United States;
Related Places Trenton;
Keywords retired; furlough; summer 1779; 17 March 1780; civil office; pay; June 1779; autumn 1779; favor; measures; arrearages; dollars;
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Col David Brearly
Jan Yr 1784
Trenton November 10th 1703
I returned from the army on (undecipherable)in the Summer of 1779. On the 17th of March following (1700) I was superseded by the legislation of (undecipherable, as having accepted s Civil Officer.
I have received no pay later than for June 1779, from that time until the 17th of March following is still in arrears.
The Pay Master of the regiment to which I belonged (Cap undecipherable) was killed in the autumn of 1779, which (undecipherable) my ever msking supplication for the arrears.
I shall therefore esteem it.
John Pierce Esquire
it a very particularly favour, if you will be so obliging as to inform what measures are proper for me to take in order to receive those (undecipherable).
I have the honor to be with great respect Sir your obed himble serv
David Mearley
Dr The United States - To Lieut Col Mearley
To 8 1/2 months pay at 60 Dol pr Mo 510 Dol