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Letter of correspondence from J. A. Matthews, Jr., Chief Field Auditor, Engine and Plane Repair Depot, Taylor Field, Alabama, to Office of Director of Military Aeronautics, Supply Section, Finance Branch, Washington, D.C., 1918 December 3.

"Lieut. Cassell and myself have held several conferences regarding the matter, and he is very desirous that I be in Washington at the time final settlement is made. If I can secure leave of absence beginning on the 10th, said leave continuing in effect until such time as Lieut. Cassell calls me back to Montgomery, it will be my pleasure to again report for duty to go to Washington for the closing of the two contracts in which the James Alexander Construction Co. is interested. On the other hand, if leave of absence cannot be granted, it is respectfully requested that you accept my resignation, to take effect at once".

The correspondence in this collection deals mainly with Mr. Matthews’ dealings as a civilian employee government auditor and efforts by himself and others close to him, to secure Matthews a commission as a government auditor.




1918 December 3


Correspondence.; Accounting firms--Tennessee; Auditor.; United States. War Department. Division of Military Aeronautics.; World War I (1914-1918)

Letter, J. A. Matthews, Jr., Taylor Field, Alabama, to Office of Director of Military Aeronautics, Washington, D.C., 1918 December 3