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By Special direction of the Commander in Chief and in conformity with the views of the Secretary of War, I am to desire that you will as soon as may be repair to the Seat of the General Government, where when arrived, you will take the orders of the Secretary at War. Previous to your departure, you will constitute a Deputy, who must act as Paymaster to the Western Army, and with whom you will...
I perceive by your letter of the 9th inst. that a difficulty has occurred in the paymt. of the troops, in respect to the provision which requires the warrant of the command. Genl. It is my opinion that it is upon the whole expedient that the chief of each Branch of the departt. of Supply and Pay should be stationed at the Seat of Governmt., and that he should have a Deputy with each Army or...
Agree I request that you will furnish Lieutenant Philemon Charles Blake of the first Regiment and Lieutenant James Richardson Richmond of the second Regiment each with the bounty money for two full companies to be applied to recruiting for those Regiments respectively. Lt. Blake is ordered to Wilmington in Delaware where upon his arrival he is to give you notice. You will either require him to...
Having forgotten the circumstance, known to me when at the head of the Treasury Department, that forms of Muster and Pay Rolls had been prescribed by the Comptroller of the Treasury, I instructed the Assistant Adjutant General to devise forms of those documents and to transmit them to the several commanders. You will find herewith the forms thus prescribed with a letter from the Adjutant...
I regret that I did not find in your letter of the 19 instant information that you were sending a supply of money for bounty and Pay to the additional Regiments. The Secy of War tells me that he had instructed you to report an estimate of what might be requisite and that he would sanction the advance. In my letter, to which yours is a reply, I request that two months pay may be forwarded. To...
I have received your letters of the twenty fifth of this month—As it is matter of necessity to resort to the conveyance of the Mail you ought certainly to be secured from loss in case of accident or of robbery or of accident, and you may be assured that no effort will be wanting on my part to shield you from injury in such an event—It will be well howev for you however, to endeavour to settle...
I could wish am anxious that the forms of muster and pay rolls with the requisite instructions, should be forwarded to the several regiments as speedily as possible, in order that there may be no obstacle hereafter to the regular pay of the troops arising from the want of those rolls— With great considn I am, Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I send you the following Postscript to a letter which I have received from Major Jackson— “I have heretofore given directions to have the companies in my battallion mustered the first day in each month, weather permitting. I am informed by Captain Lemuel Gates that the Pay Master General has Arrived at Head Quarters and has given him different directions. I wish for your influence that the...
Lieutenant Fergus who is stationed at Fort Johnstone in North Carolina has received marching orders—Major Hoops, in his letter of the 30th of August, writes to me as follows—“Lt Fergus is at Fort Johnstone N Carolina with twenty six men who, he says, are very much in debt, and that he has become responsible—He wishes some of his pay.” I know not whether any money is due to these men—On this...
I am favored by with your letter of the 2d. Inst. From what I have heard of the character of Major Stevenson I have reason to think as well as from the character you have received of him I am under fully persuaded that the choice would be well bestowed—but as he at present belongs to a Regiment destined to form a part of General Pinckney’s command, I would ad suggest to you, the propriety of a...