George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jacob Bayley, 17 August 1783

Head Quarters Augst 17th 1783.


Captain Vincent is come here, with some of the St Francois Tribe of Indians, to receive the pay he says is due to a Company he has had in service under your Direction, and in pay, agreeable to a Resolve of Congress. Whatever pay they are entitled to by the Resolve, will undoubtedly be given them; but before the Pay Master General can settle their Accounts, they must produce some Voucher to shew how many of them have been employed and for what time.

I could only therefore furnish them with some clothing to relieve their present Necessities, which I have done, giving each one a Blanket, Shirt, Shoes and some Cloth for Leggings and when they produce the Necessary Vouchers they will be settled with, the same as the rest of the Army. I am &c.

G. Washington

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