From Ephraim Blaine1
Carlisle [Pennsylvania] December 13, 1794. “I arived here on last Monday with the Jersey troops and Started them from this place upon their March home on thursday principally in good health and Spirrits—and hope they will arive safe at Trenton about the 22nd or 23d. I have not had one Shillings in money Since I left Greens burgh therefore have left all my Accounts from that to this place and here unsettled untill I Obtain reliefe from you—therefore beg and Entreat you to send me Eight thousand Dollars to enable Me to settle those Accounts.…2 The sum which I aske will barely enable me to prepare my Accounts for a final settlement3 therefore request I may not meet with any disappointment whatever.…”
ADfS, Ephraim Blaine Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Blaine, who was an assistant quartermaster general of the militia army sent to western Pennsylvania, had agreed to remain on duty until provision had been made for transportating the troops home.
2. A warrant for this amount was issued to Blaine on December 31, 1794 (RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 11475, National Archives).
3. Blaine’s account was settled at the Treasury on December 31, 1800 (RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 11475, National Archives).