Requests Payment for Troops under Colonel Harmar

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Date April 29, 1785
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Richard Henry Lee (primary)
Summary Asks that additional disbursements of troop pay be authorized, particularly for Col. Harmar at Fort McIntosh. Reports that the corps have been there 9 months with only 1 month's pay and if they receive their advancement, many may choose to reenlist.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes In unbound journal marked "correspondence of General Josiah Harmar transcribed by the War Department 1812."
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Related Persons/Groups Richard Henry Lee; Henry Knox; Josiah Harmar; Major Doughty; Lieutenant Sackett; Congress; Non-Commissioned Officers; Privates; officer; Corps; President of Congress; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places War Office; Fort Pitt; West Point; Fort McIntosh; ;
Keywords pay; supply of money; disbursements; reinlistments; ;
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War Office 29th April 1785.
I do myself the honor to inform
Your Excellency and Congress that an Officer
has arrived in this City from Colonel Harman
stationed at Fort McIntosh to solicit some
pay for the Troops under his Command.
This Corps will have been in service
upwards of nine months before they can be re-
leived by the Troops ordered to be raised for
three years. They have received one months
pay only, but their necessities require that a
further sum should be advanced them.
If they should receive a supply of money
previously to this disbursement, and thier
arrearages placed upon a good footing, many
of the Non Commissioned Officers and Privates
would probably be induced to reinlist.
The Company at West Point under
Major Doughty, and a small party at
Fort Pitt, under Lieutenant Sackett have the
same expectations from the goodness of Congress,
as Colonel Harmans Corps.
I have the honor to be with the highest respect,
Your Excellencys
Very obt hble Servt,
H Knox.
His Excellency,
The President of Congress.