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Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date March 11, 1791
Author Name Major Nathaniel Mitchell (primary) Location: Lewis town
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary The bearer of the letter has applied for his pay as a soldier.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Captain Joseph Howell; Nathaniel Mitchell; paymaster; William Grayson; Mr. White; Henry Ring; Colonel Gist; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Lewis Town; Annapolis; ;
Keywords application; pay; aid and assistance; favor; rolls; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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[stamped "The National Archives of the United States"]
Lewis Town March ye 11th 1791
Dear Sir,
Application hath been made to me by the Bearer Henry Ring [undecipherable] to assist him in obtaining his pay ass a Soldier from the Public, as I have no doubt of your general disposition for Justice and your friendship towards myself, I flatter myself I am warranted in asking your Aid & Assistance as far as the Duties of your Office will permit, as any services done for him I shall return a favour done myself, He enlisted in Col. Willm Graysons Regt in May or June 1777 in my Company-- & in 1779 Wm Graysons Regt & Nathl [undecipherable] were incorporated & the Regt called Girts the Acct of the Regt were settled at Annapolis by Mr. White. The fellows name has been spelt different ways but the Manner I have spelt it, you will find is on the Rolls-- I do not think he was ever Mustered after the Regt was commanded by Col. Girt--
I remain Sir With great Respect yr friend & Hbl SertNathl Mitchell
Captn Howell