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Govett, William (fl. 1777) to Joseph Clarke

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.008.04 Author/Creator: Govett, William (fl. 1777) Place Written: York Town, [Pennsylvania] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 November 1777 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. + docket 33.5 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Signed as Auditor General. Reports that the Committee on the Treasury has requested Clarke to pay strict attention to making monthly returns to the Treasury Board for monies received from the Continental Loan Office certificates. States that several commissioners have neglected to do this and it has caused many inconveniences. The Continental Loan Offices administered loans to the Continental Treasury to help finance the war effort. Clarke was the Commissioner of the Continental Loan Office in Rhode Island.

People: Govett, William, fl. 1777
Clarke, Joseph, 1719-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsFinanceEconomicsRevolutionary WarCongressContinental CongressMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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