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Letter from James Duane, dated May 7th, requesting information as to the claim of Captain Heman Allen, of Colonel Warner' s Battalion


Another Letter from James Duane, Esq˙, Chairman of the Superintendents of the Treasury at Philadelphia, requesting to know what allowances have been made to the New-York Battalions, and the reason why Heman Allen' s Accounts were in part rejected, was read, and follows, viz:

"Treasury Office, Philadelphia, May 7, 1776.

"HONOURABLE GENTLEMEN: Captain Heman Allen' s account of disbursements, as Captain of a Company in Colonel Warren' s Battalion, is now under examination in this Office. He informs us that he could not settle it with your honourable body to his satisfaction, nor are we able, without some information, to state it in a clear light to Congress. We therefore request that you will be pleased to let us knew what allowances you have made to the New-York Battalions, and the reason why Captain Allen' s claim was in part rejected.

"I have the honour to be, in the name of the Superintendents of the Treasury, honourable gentlemen, your most obedient humble servant,

" JAMES DUANE, Chairman."

Ordered, That the above Letter be referred to the Auditors, or Members who compose the Pay-Table Committee, to be answered.