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State Accountability for Receipts

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, Joseph Howell, WD Acct, RG93 view image
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Date March 17, 1794
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Accountant's Office
Recipient Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary)
Summary Howell asks whether it is requisite to require a State to produce receipts in response to a demand by the State for pay due to her militia.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Oliver Wolcott; Joseph Howell; Colonel Seth Warner; State of Vermont; Mr. Tolman; officers; ;
Related Places Accountant's Office; Vermont; Connecticut; ;
Keywords abstract for depreciation; pay; ;
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57 W.D. Accountants Office March 14th, 1794

Sir Inclosed you will receive an abstract for depreciation which appears still due sundry Officers of the Regiment lately commanded by Col. Seth Warner. it appears by sundry papers herewith that the State of Vermont had settled with those officer on principles exceedingly injurious to their Interest by only allowing them pay on the establishment in place of that authorized under the Act of Congress of the 7th October 1776. They therefore laid their pretentions to a further allowance before the Comptroller who being of opinion the claim was equitable he transmitted the papers to me for a revision, which I have now done, but you will observe not on the principles formed in the Statement made by Mr. Tolman, for I conceive by adopting his method it would be doing Justice only by halves, as the officers would be deprived of their pay from the 1st Jany to 31st of August 1777. I have there fore admitted their pay from the 1st Jan to the 1st August 1780 and taken the Seale of Connecticut as my guide for the Nominal money received

I am Sir &c Joseph Howell

The Auditor of the Treasury