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Accounts of French and American Engineers

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, T. Pickering, QMG, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date January 12, 1783
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Newburgh
Recipient Name John Pierce (primary)
Summary Pickering sends accounts of issues charged to the department of engineers. Mentions extra articles furnished to the French gentlemen by special order.
Document Format Letter
Document Notes [not available]
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; John Pierce; Department of Engineers; Meng; Mery; French gentlemen; American engineers; French engineers; ;
Related Places Newburgh; ;
Keywords accounts; store; special order; articles; horses; ;
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I am with much esteem
Dear Sir
Your most obed serv
Pickering (undecipherable)
John Pierce Esq Pay Mas Genl
Newbrugh January 12 1783
Dr Sir
I enclose accounts of issues charged at my Store to the department of engineers. When Mr Meng asked me last summer if accounts against them were to be exhibited - thinking only of the French gentlemen in the corps - I answered it was not material, recollecting that by special orders they had been furnished by the public with extra articles, particularly horses purchased expressly for their use; and finding that the stores issued were of triffling value, and almost solely regarded the horses with which they had been supplied. but Mr Meng having lately shown me the charges against the American engineers, I thought it proper to exhibit their accounts, and with theirs, those of the French engineers, the whole of which are inclosed.
I am dear Sir
Your most obed servant
Pickering [?]
Newburgh January 12 1783
Dr Sir
I inclose accounts of issues charged at my store to the department of engineers. When Mr Meng asked me last summer if accounts against them were to be exhibited thinking only of the French gentlemen in the corps - I answered it was not material, recollecting that by special orders they had been furnished by the public wiuth extra articles,particularly horses perchased expressly for their use, and finding that the stores isued were of triffling value, and almost solely regarded hte horses with which they had been supplied. But Mr Meng having lately shown me the charges against the American organisers, I thought it proper to exhibit their accounts, and with theirs, thos of the French engineers, the whole of which are inclosed.
I am dear Sir
Your most obed servant
F Pickering