From Nathaniel Appleton
[Boston] September 29, 1790. “I had the honor of writing you the 23d. Inst., since which I am favoured with yours of 23d Inst.…1 I now transmitt you an account of the Registers2 which I now have on hand, as far as they respect the Army Accounts & the Accounts of the Five great departments.… I have employed Printers to strike off blanks of the various Forms and Bookbinders to prepare the necessary books, but I fear I shall not be able to open the Office so soon as the 1st of next month.…”
LC, RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1785–1791, National Archives.
1. Letter not found.
2. LC, RG 53, Massachusetts State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1785–1791, National Archives. This document lists the number of settled accounts for each department of the old Confederation government.