Concerning Depreciation Allowances

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Date May 17, 1790
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Office of Army Accounts
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The Commissioner of Army Accounts informs the Secretary at War that it does not appear from the accounts of Massachusetts against the United States that any depreciation allowances have been made.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes This letter was addressed to the Secretary of War.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Joseph Howell;
Related Places Office of Army Accounts; Massachusetts;
Keywords accounts; allowances; resolve of Congress; pay; ;
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Letter
[The Honble?]Secy at War 17 May 1790
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Office of Army Accounts17th May 1790
Sir
[undecipherable] to your request of the 15th instt I have to inform you that it does not appear from the accounts of Massachusetts against the United States filed in my office that any depreciation has been allowance has been made to officers derang'd under the resolve of Congress of 24' Novr 78 to make good the depreciation on the years pay granted them by said resolve nor does it appear that any of the States whose accounts I have examin'd granted any such depreciation or allowance
I am with respectYr Obedt ServtJH
The honbleSecy at War