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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Judge Peters re: authorizing pay-master to pay James McHenry $6,990 & 60/90

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06723 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Headquarters Type: Document signed Date: 16 June 1781 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 22.9 x 20.6 cm

Summary of Content: Printed document countersigned by Jonathan Trumbull Jr. Paying McHenry for his work as Washington's secretary. With ANS of McHenry at bottom.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript:
(No. 2)
[NO. 5601.] [Dollars 6,990 60/90.]
To John Pierce jun: Esq; Pay-Master General of the Forces of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
PAY TO James Mc: Henry Esqr. for pay Rations and subsistence ...as one of the Secretaries of the Commander in Chief from May 15: 1778 to the 18th. August 1780. in the Old Emission
the Sum of Sixthousandninehundred & ninety Dollars, and Sixty - ninetieth parts of a Dollar, agreeable to the account certified to me by the Auditors of accounts, and charge the same to the account of the United States, for which this shall be your Warrant.
GIVEN at Head-Quarters, this 16th Day of June A.D. 1781.
By His Excellency's Command, Go: Washington
Jona Trumbull Jun Secretary.
Part of my pay as Secretary has been settled by the State of Maryland. [struck: James McHenry] The rest of the Order is unsettled.
James McHenry
No. 5601 -
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistorySoldier's Pay

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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