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Letter to John Pierce, June 16, 1781


George Washington.  Document signed:  to John Pierce, 1781 June 16.  1 p. + docket.


(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



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