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John Wigglesworth Letter and Final Resolution of Accounts to Edward Smith, 1794 July 16

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Printed form letter, completed by hand by Jonathan Wigglesworth of the Office for Auditing Public Accounts, to Edward Smith, documenting the final resolution of the accounts of Daniel Chamier. Wigglesworth writes that "the account of the late Dan'l. Chamier Esqr. Commissary General in North America between 25 May 1774 and 24 May 1777 was this day declared by the Chancellor of His Majesty's Exchequer, with a Balance due to the public of £9,467.10.4." The letter goes on to inform Smith that "it may be proper to apprize you that the said Account cannot be finally settled until it is lodged in the Pipe Office where the Quietus must be made out...."


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Collection History


No materials were separated during 2017 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in April 2017. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in April 2017.

During 2022, restrictions on access to a large parchment scroll were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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Box 2 contains a long parchment scroll which requires special handling. Please consult with Public Services staff.

Credit this material:

John Wigglesworth Letter and Final Resolution of Accounts to Edward Smith; Daniel Chamier Revolutionary War Financial Documents, C1560, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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