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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letter from Jonathan Burrall to Richard Caswell
Burrall, Jonathan, 1753-1834
March 21, 1780
Volume 15, Page 361

[From Executive Letter Book.]

Pay Office, Philadelphia, March 21st, 1780.


A warrant on your Excellency for nine hundred thousand Dollars was issued by Congress on the 16th Inst., payable to my order, which sum is to be transmitted to Joseph Clay, Esqr., Paymaster General for the Army under the command of Genl. Lincoln, for the use of the Military Chest in that Department, and I was informed by the Board of Treasury that there was not a possibility of there being a sufficient sum in the Treasury of your State to answer it at present. I have endorsed the warrant and sent it to Mr. Clay, and must beg your Excellency to give him or Genl. Lincoln the earliest information when the money or any part of it may be obtained.

I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's mo. ob. Servt.,
Assist. Paymt. Genl.