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New York Lottery, Etc.

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Document Information
Date May 27, 1791
Author Name Josiah Harmar (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Howell wants Harmar to purchase for him ten tickets on his account in the New York Lottery and three on account of Howell, Harmar and Beatty. He pledges to order Capts. Asheton, Bradford, and McGurdy to forward to Harmar the returns of clothing due the men who were discharged in 1788 and 1789.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Joseph Howell; Josiah Harmar; Paymaster General; Isaac Craig; Captain Solomon Strong; Belli; Beatty; Govett; Captain Asheton; Captain Bradford; Captain McCurdy; Colonel Mentges; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Headquarters; Fort Washington; Fort Pitt; New York; ;
Keywords tickets; New York lottery; numbers; money; returns of clothing; discharged; arrearages; certificate; muster rolls; charges; ;
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27 May 1791
from
Josiah Hammar Esqr
recd 11 July 1791 -
Joseph Howell, Jr Esqr.
Paymaster General
Philadelphia
To the care of
Major Craig - Fort Pitt.
Headquarters, Fort Washington
May 27th 1791
Dear Sir
I had the pleasure to address you on the 5th January last by Captain Solomon Strong, which I fear never got to hand, as it has not been acknowledged. Since which, I have received your letter of the 9th March by Mr Belli - In mine of the 5th, January I desired you to purchase 10 Tickets on my account in the New York Lottery, and 3 on account of yourself, Beatty and me (provided you had no objections) and to be so kind as to transmit me the numbers, also to call on Mr Govett for the number money, all which I hope has been done. I shall attend to what you request - Viz - to order Captains Asheton, Bradford & McGurdy to forward you the returns of clothing due the men who were discharged in 1788 & 1789 and to certify the same on honor - The fellows below who pretend arrearages of clothing, are due to them are not to be credited, as they have received all the arrearages here, unless they have a certificate to shew to the contrary.
Colonel Mentges the Inspector will
will forward the Muster Roll in due form for the year 1790 and if the Officers have any accounts or charges against them, they will signify the same to you by Letter.
I am Dear Sir
with wishes for your health
being speedily restored
Yours sincerely
Jos. Harmar
Joseph Howell Jr, Esqr
N M General
as Philadelphia.