Letter from the United States Board of War to Thomas
United States. Continental Congress. Board of War and
Volume 17, Pages 1050-1051
[Letters from the Board of War, 1781. Vol. II, No. 148, P.
War Office, July 20th, 1781.
The Board have considered the Resolution of Congress respecting the payment of
the money due for the passages of the several Continental Officers from
Charlestown to this place; and enclose a list of them and their ranks, as also
an account of the money due for the passages of those already reported to the
Board, amounting to one hundred guineas, as certified by the Hon'ble
Brigadier General McIntosh. The Board are farther of opinion that considering
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particular situation of these Gentlemen, three
months effective pay ought to be advanced them. The Board have not funds either
for the payment of the passages, or for the three months pay, and therefore they
submit the same to the wisdom of Congress.
By order of the Board.
With the highest respect, Sir,
The Pres't of