Transcriptions closed on May 15, 2018. Read more details here.

Claims of two soldiers imprisoned at Quebec 1776

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date August 24, 1792
Author Name Mr. Randolph (primary)
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Summary Mr. Randolph asks the Paymaster General about the claims of two particular soldiers who were taken prisoner at Quebec in 1776.
Document Format Autograph Letter
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Joseph Howell; Randolph; Weyreg (?); Weyrey; Valentine Newhouse; Philip Newhouse; soldiers; prisoners; comptroller of Treasury; late army of United States; ;
Related Places Quebec; Canada; ;
Keywords claims; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

[Note: Transcriptions are works in progress and maybe partial. Please help us correct any errors or omissions by signing up for a transcription account.]
August 24th 1792
from Mr Randolph
Howell esq
Mr Randolph begs the favor of mr. Howell to inform him, how the claims of two soldiers Valentine Weyrey and Philip Newhouse stand ? They were soldiers, and where taken prisoners in 1776 at Quebec.
Friday
Mr Howell presents his complaints to Mr Randolph & begs to inform him that the comptroller of the Treasury is of opinion that the claim of Valentine Weyrey & Philip Newhouse are not embraced by the act of the 27th of March act - These men do not appared to have been
long enough is this opinion has prevented Mr Howell from acting on this the low expression is Soldiers ve of the late Army of the UStates as these men, did not[undecipherable]continues[undecipherable]comptroller found his opinion [undecipherable]whether soldiers who served for one of two years constitued the late Army of the UStates - the opinion of the comptroller has prevented Mr Howell from acting on these claims & numbers of others similar circumstances
friday, aug 24 92