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Collection Reference Number GLC02298
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1784 
Title Abraham Clark's account to Congress
Date 6 October 1784
Author Clark, Abraham (1726-1794)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Submitted and signed by Clark, a Declaration of Independence signer, as a Continental Congressman from New Jersey. Formal account for service in Congress. Mentions that he attended Congress on: 15 November 1782-4 January 1783, 25 February 1783-25 June 1783, 7 July 1783-20 August 1783, and 12 September-31 October 1783. At his pay rate of 4 dollars/day he claims he was owed 1056 dollars. This account corrects Clark's dates of attendance in E.C. Burnett's "Letters of Members of the Continental Congress." On verso are two notes signed by "Colonel Houston." The first note says he received over 78 pounds from the treasurer of New Jersey for Clark. The second note says Houston received over 317 pounds for Clark. It is unknown if this is equal to the 1056 dollars owed to Clark. Generally on verso are two notes both signed by William Houston, one in his hand and one not, acknowledging receipt of 06 July and 06 October 1784 payments for Clark's account from New Jersey treasurer James Mott.
Subjects Continental Congress  Congress  Government and Civics  Finance  Revolutionary War  
People Clark, Abraham (1726-1794)  
Theme Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Clark was also selected as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, but poor health kept him from attending.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859