From James Blanchard
Philadelphia Febry 20. 1795
On the 13th Instant I presented a Complaint against Joseph Howell accountant of the United States, to the Source of his appointment, from a Conviction that an Enquiry would Develop a number of Improprieties that were Injurious to Individuals, and I apprehend, Unknown to Goverment—and Considering myself Responsible for the Charge—Pray to Know wheither an Enquiry is in Contemplation1—and will wait on your Secretary for an answer—I am Sir most Respectfully Your Humble Servant
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.
1. Blanchard’s earlier letter has not been found, but GW had ordered that the War Department investigate the complaint (Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Timothy Pickering, 13 Feb., DLC:GW).