172. informing him of the State of the Office, and that as early
as possible his accounts would be examined and finally adjusted.
I shall lay your letter before the accountant on his [undecipherable] here for his personal reply.
[undecipherable] P. Hagner Pr. Clk.
Capt. James Stille West Point Accountant's Office City of Washington June 26 Sir I have received your letter dated the 19th [undecipherable] with its enclosure. On examining the records of this office find that Ethan Winchester late a Private in Capt. Gaton's 6
is returned for a balance of pay due him from 1 Nov. 1795 to 17 February 1796, the date of his death amounting to fourteen
dollars & 27/100, before a payment thereof can be made to the claimant it is necessary necessary that evidence be produced that he is the brother & legal heir of the aforesaid Soldier deceased, & that he died without issue. I am & P Hagner Pr: Clk.
Mr William Chancellor Philad. June 26 1800 Sir
C.W. Simmons being absent it is my duty
to acknowledge the rec't. of your letter dated the 23d Inst. with the accot. Current & vouchers therein inclosed. When the papers & Books of this office are in a state to admit of examining your accott. no time will be lost in adjusting them for entry I am &. P. Hagner Pr: Clk