Letter from John Daves to John Hanson
Daves, John, 1748-1804
Volume 17, Pages 1051-1052
D, 1775-1782. State Department, Vol. 7, No. 78, P. 423,]
Philadelphia, Dec. 6th, 1781.
In consequence of the Resolution of Congress of the 13th of August, directing six
months nominal pay to the officers lately
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of war in South Carolina and Georgia, I have come from North Carolina for the
purpose of receiving the same for the officers of that State; and on application
to the Secretary at War, find that he does not think himself authorised to grant
warrants, as the execution of this resolution was vested in the Board of
I beg the favour of your Excellency to lay this matter before Congress for their
My expenses coming here have been great, particularly to me, who am an officer,
and they are accumulating daily in this expensive city, so that should there be
a difficulty in this matter, and I should not get my portion, agreeable to the
above resolution, I shall not be able either to stay here or to return.
Your Excellency and Congress will please to excuse me for giving them this
I am with sincere regard, Sir,
Excellency's ob't humble servant,
Captain in 2nd N. C. Battalion.
The President of Congress.