. This is a credit item in favor of Massachusetts. John Gibson was auditor general and
Michael Hillegas was treasurer of the United States. In his summary account
submitted to the General Court,
's total expenses, together with pay at 24s. a day for 322 days, came to £792 18s.
8d., from which he deducted £450 (£150 advance pay and £300 from the Continental Treasury
as here listed), so that the balance due him amounted to £342 18s. 8d. (enclosure
to Speaker Warren, 15 Jan. 1778, NN
:Emmet Coll.). Payment to him in this amount was authorized by a resolve of 27 Jan.
1778 (Resolves of 1777–1778, ch. 685; Mass., Province Laws