Regarding half pay or commutation for officers

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Date March 30, 1785
Author Name Captain Silas Talbot (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Summary Discusses entitlements to half pay, or commutation, for officers who left service in consequence of Resolve of Congress 31 December 1781. They are equally entitled as those who were deranged before that time, or continued to the close of the War.
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Related Persons/Groups Joseph Howell; Lieutenant Colonel William Peck; Lieutenant Colonel Silas Talbot; merchants; Mr. Hewes; Mr. Anthony; Mr. Pierce; ;
Related Places Providence Rhode Island; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords certificates; commutation; half pay; ;
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Providence 30 March 85.

Sir

By the enclosed Resolution of Congress, you will
observe, that the officers of the Army who left Service in conse=
=quence of the Resolve of y- 31 of December 1781, are equally, en=
=titled to half-pay, or Commutation, as those who were derange
before that time, or continued to the close of the War~~ We
therefore request, if you are Vested with sufficient Authority,
that you will make out the Certificates for the ballance that
you may find due to us, and deliver them to Mess.rs Hewes &
Anthony, Merchants Philadelphia, who have Orders on
you for them ~~ The balance due to each of us P Statemen
of our Accounts, forwarded us by Mr. Pierce, some time ago, is
Three thousand six hundred Dollars.
William Peck Lt Colonel
Jos. Howell Jun.r} Silas Talbot Lt Colonel