Joseph Howell, paymaster for the Delaware Regiment writes concerning a letter to Eleazer McComb, who had been the Privy Counselor, about an inquiry he had received from Captain William McKennan regarding depreciation for Lt. Colonel Pope in regards to payments made to the Regiment from March 1778 to April 1780. He explains they did not know who the paymaster was previous to Mr. Roche so now deals with the account of Captain Robert Kirkwood. Captain McKennan was the Commander under General St. Clair in South Carolina which had lost many men and horses. These shattered remains were under Captain Robert Kirkwood. The Biographical and Genealogical Book of Delaware notes: "Captain McKennan to settle the accounts with officers with the United States Auditor" (p. 141). A nice contemporary letter on late accounting from the end of the American Revolutionary war where records are incomplete. This letter involves a number of important figures from Delaware History. C.P. Bennett and William Hemphill Jones have written an article on the Delaware Regiment in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History in Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 451-482. (1886). Other information comes from the local histories of the region. Short closed tear at fold, piece torn away to last page but not affecting text. Very nice early letter.
(Inventory #: 027319)