Settlement of Easton's Accounts

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Date July 28, 1784
Author Name James Easton (primary) Location: Pittsfield
Recipient Name John Pierce (primary)
Summary Settlement of Easton's accounts in the expedition against Canada. Also discusses his service at Ticonderoga in May 1775.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Pierce; Colonel James Easton; Commissioner of Accounts; Ethan Allen; Ethan Allen's forces at Ticonderoga; General Hazen; Captain Smith; ;
Related Places Pittsfield; Philadelphia; Ticonderoga; Canada; office of army accounts; New York; Vermont; ;
Keywords public business; final settlement; General Hazen's accounts; receipts of money; office; sum of money; forage; sleighs; expedition against Canada; settle; commutation; answer;
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Pittsfield [Mass.]
July 28, 1784
James Easton
Rank and orgn not given
Writer to John Pierce, Esq., [Commissioner of Accts] relative to his accts. in the Expedition against Canada, and mentions his service in the surprise at Ticonderoga in May, 1775.
John Pierce Esquire
by Augst Smith} Philadelphia
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From Col Jas Easton
2d Augt text 1784
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Rev. War
Easton, James
Capt., Ethan Allen's forces at
Col. Cont. Army
Pittsfield July 28 1784
If it dose not too much impede your Publick business I may Presume you will Inform me if in the final settlement of General Hazens accounts there is any receipts of money I recd of him Lodged in your office against me In Febr 1778 I received of him a sum of money for the Purpose of purchasing forage and Providing sleighs for the Men Intended Exspidition against canada have not had oppertunity to settle with him as yet my Exstreem Poverty Prevents my personally waiting on you to git my Commutation Depreciation and servis in the Surprise of Ticonderoga in May 1775 all which I have never received this waits on you by Capt Smith who will bring your answer which to send if Possable will gratly Oblege your Unfortnate but most Obedient Humble Servant
James Easton

John Pench Esqr
John Perce Esqr