From John Nicholson
[Philadelphia] April 18, 1792. “Major McCowan1 informs that it is conceived by you that he must settle with Pennsa. his Accot for monies advanced.… If you signify this as your opinion his Accot will be taken up, but the monies advanced him have gone forward in our Accounts with the United States, and the fixing such a principle might tend to delay the settlement thereof with the United States.”
LC, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.
1. During the American Revolution John McGowan had served in the first battalion of a Pennsylvania rifle regiment and had subsequently been captain and brigade major of the Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment.