George Washington Papers

From Robert Hanson Harrison to Board of War, 29 August 1780

Camp 29 Augt 1780


I inclose You a memorial by Mr Hunter, late pay master of the 4 Pennsylva & a Letter from Colo. Willm Butler to His Excellency the Commander in Chief. The General says Mr Hunter is to be allowed pay to the last of August 1779 in settling his Accounts. He desires the inclosed papers to be filed with the Courts. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt St

Rob: H: Harrison Secy

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c.29 August 1780

To his Excellency Genl Washington Commander in Chief &c.

The Memorial of James Hunter late Pay Master to the 4th Regiment Pennsylvania Humbly Sheweth

That your Memorialist is now near the Close of his Accounts with the Auditors of the main Army, in the Year 1778. the Regiment was Ordered to the Northward at which time your Memorialist had Reason to believe he was not Intended for the New Arangement, when he applied to the Col: for Leave to settle his Accounts and Return Home, but the Col. insisted on his going with the Regiment with which he Complied—that again in June 1779 at Cannjoharry your Memorialist made the same Request but the Col. insisted on his going the Expedition, as will appear by a written order from the Col: with which he also Complied, when sometime in the Winter a Paymaster was appointed out of the Line; your Memorialist has Recd no Pay since the 1st April 1779. That in Justice to your Memorialist Pay to the End of the Year 1779. together with the supernumerarry Pay (as he has Recd no Benefits of Cloathing from the State or the Public in General Except one pair of overalls and three pair of Shoes) will be a Small Compensation for his Past services—farther more your Memorialist Sayeth not.

James Hunter

late Pay Masr 4th Penna Rt

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