Instructions for mustering and paying troops

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Date December 6, 1793
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburg
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Will follow instructions respecting mustering and paying troops. Encloses Lieutenant Tinley's receipt for $447.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Joseph Howell; Isaac Craig; Lieutenant Tinley; troops; accountant; Francis Mentges; Captain Crawford; officers; command; headquarters; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburg; Upper Posts of Ohio River; Wheeling Beaver; Black House; Fort Fayette; ;
Keywords instructions; muster troops; pay troops; pay; receipt; muster rolls; pay rolls; money; ;
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Pittsburg December 6th 1793
Sir
Your letter of the 25th Ultimo together with blank muster and pay rolls & money for pay of the troops at the upper posts on the Ohio, I have received by the hand of Francis Mentges to whom I have signed duplicate receipts for 1686 Dollars.
Your instructions, respecting mustering & Paying the Troops shall be particularly attended to. But as Capt. Crawford is absent I am apprehensive, the Officer commanding at Wheeling beaver Block House and Fort Fayette not being Possessed of Sufficient information, will not be able to make authentic muster and pay rolls till his return, and it was unfortunate that he had not a few days notice previous to his setting off for headquarters.
I have herewith inclosed Lieut Tinsleys receipt for 447 Dollars this business had slipt my memory.
Your letter of the 26th with the enclosure by this days post is received, to which proper attention shall be paid.
I am Sir Your obt Huml Servant
Isaac Craig
Jos Howell Esqr
Accountant War Dpt.