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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.143.22
From Archive Folder John Ely collection of documents 
Title Account between John Ely and Connecticut 1790
Date 5 May 1790
Author Howell, Joseph (1750-1798)  
Document Type Military document; Business and financial document
Content Description Formal record listing money to Ely by Connecticut. Includes pay of one dollar per day for time while he was captured, and reimbursement for expenses such as rations incurred during fighting. Includes conversion values between old currencies and new dollars. Signed twice by Howell as the General Commissioner for the Office of Army Accounts.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Military History  Soldier's Pay  Prisoner of War  Military Provisions  Coins and Currency  Economics  Diet and Nutrition  
People Howell, Joseph (1750-1798)  Ely, John (1737-1800)  
Theme The American Revolution; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Joseph Howell had served in the American Revolution and when the Constitution was passed became Paymaster General of the Army, with the rank of Major. He held the office until his death.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859