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Commutation of Pay to Hospital Mates

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Document Information
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 writes War Secretary Henry Knox regarding commutation of pay to hospital mates.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes enclosed in Swan to Pierce 05/14/1790
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Joseph Howell; surgeon mates; John Cowell; Andrew Colwell; Micheal Detrick; hospital mates; ;
Related Places Office of Army Accounts; Pennsylvania;
Keywords act of Congress; commutation of pay; payment; claims; ;
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Officer of Army Accounts

17 May 1790
Sir,
There being no act of Congress authorising commutation of pay to hospital Mates, no payment under that description has ever been made them at this office. The State of Pennsylvania I find has under a particular law granted commutation to John Powell, Andrew Colwell and Michael Detrick who were Surgeons Mates of the hospital - But these payments will be closed with those claims which are nonadmissable to the credit of the State.
I am Sir with respect Yr. Obedt. Servt. JH
The honorable Secy. at War