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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from John Gibson to Richard Caswell
Gibson, John, 1729-1782
October 29, 1778
Volume 13, Page 257

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[From Executive Letter Book.]

Philadelphia, Oct. 29th, 1778.


The accounts of the late Mr. Kennon who was by Genl Lee appointed in the year 1776, both pay master and commissary to the Virginia and North Carolina Troops have been some time under the notice of the Continental Treasury Board but have not as yet received a final determination, as the whole of the accounts are not yet brought in. One charge which ought to be made against Mr Kennon's estate is a Bill drawn by Genl Moore in favor of Col Polk for ten thousand pounds So. Carolina currency. This advance does not appear to have been credited by Mr. Kennon, but Mr. David Flowers of your State in a letter to Mr. Harnett says that this sum “was very fairly credited in a settlement with ‘this’ State, a certificate of which I hope the Governor has long since transmitted to Congress.” As this certificate has not come to hand, I am on the part of the Commissioners on the Treasury to request of your Excellency to order to be forwarded to that Board as soon as possible, that the State may be charged accordingly. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect

Your Excellency's mo. ob. humb. Servt.