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Examination of Account

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date January 4, 1791
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Recipient Name John Lawrence (primary)
Summary Informs John Lawrence that he has not yet had the time to examine the account of Mr. Smith for depreciation of pay, but that he will soon endeavor to do so.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in Lawrence to Howell, 01/04/1791. Largely illegible
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Lawrence; Joseph Howell; Mr. Smith; Congress; ;
Related Places Office of Army Accounts;
Keywords depreciation; pay; in service; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Agreeably to your request this day I beg to inform you that I have not from a multiplicity of business been able to state the issue of Mr. Smith. I will endeavor to have it done tomorrow [undecipherable} but from I apprehend Mr. Smith expects depreciation in his pay. This cannot be done in my opinion without the interference of Congress. Their being no existing acts admitting it unless he can prove he was in Service after the 10th April 1781.
I have the Honor to be Sir Your Obed SerJ. HowellJany 4. 1791
The Honble Jno Lawrence Esqr