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New Windsor [ New York ] July 8, 1779 . Orders that Brigadier General Charles Scott’s men be paid immediately. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Palfrey was paymaster general of the Continental Army.
I just now received the favor of your Letter of the 17th. I confess, I did not expect that any Warrants would have been presented to you for payment, except those which I signed myself. The Inconveniences which might arise, if several persons in the same Army were allowed to draw are obvious & such as might produce great uneasiness & injustice to the public. All who applied to me were told,...
As the Troops are applying for their pay for the month of August, and as it is inconvenient for the Warrants to be sent so far as Bethlem, to be paid, I request that you will join the Army, as soon as you can, with the military Chest, If the Contents will answer or are nearly sufficient for the purpose. You should advise the Congress of the State from time to time, that you may receive the...
I received your letter of the 13th Inst. I am fully persuaded it will be a difficult task to collect, & properly arrange all the accounts of the army at this late Period. but I have no doubt but that your Industry & care will surmount every obstacle, & place the Business on the footing congress desire. It is an important & necessary work. I am exceedingly obliged by your tender of Services, &...
Colonel Brodhead writes me from Pittsburg the 16th Sepr last that “the troops here have at least nine months pay due to them and that there is neither money nor pay-master to discharge the arrearages.” I wish you as soon as possible to take such order in this case as it may require. There are of Continental troops under his command the 9 Virginia & th[e] 8 P. Regiments—Rollin’s corps and a few...
In a letter I have lately received from Gen: Scott, he complains of a want of money for the Troops under his command, a part of whom are old men belonging to the Regiment here, who were reînlisted & furloughed, & have been a considerable time without Pay. I am to request you to take such measures, as you may think proper, to have these Troops immediately paid. It is of consequence that there...
The distance at which your Office is held, makes it exceedingly inconvenient for the Officers to attend there, as they are obliged to do in the ordinary course of business. It will therefore be necessary for you to choose among the huts that have lately been quitted one that will be most commodious for the transaction of your affairs. Let your Office and that of the Pay master be as near...