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There have been pressing Applications to me from various quarters for supplies of recruiting money. The service is at a stand from the want of this article, and thus the most favorable portion of the year is suffered to pass away. I have made early and pressing applications on the subject. Had these been properly attended to, there would have been no ground of complaint. Should subsequent...
I send you an account of pay &c due to myself my Secy and Assistant Secretary down to the last of September inclusively which I request you to put in a Train of Adjustment without delay in order that the money which is wanted may be received. The last item not being within the establishment may require the sanction of the Secy of War to whom I have written on the subject. It may be proper to...
I enclose to you a letter for Lieutenant Campbell Smith appointing him Paymaster to the troops at Staunton for now under the command of Captain Brock. It is more most consistent with my general plan to appoint on such service an officer who is distinct different from the Corps with which he is to act one who has the command of the party. You will be pleased, before you do business with Lieut...
I send you some letters of the Adjutant & Ast A General respecting a cla i m of Lt McComb for compensation for services in that Department. I think 15 Ds. ⅌ Month will be an adequate allowance I request that you will cause the cla i m to be presented to the Accountant & if refused that You will have an appeal made to the Comptroller of the Treasury. The principle is the same as in the case of...
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...
I have received your letter of the 29th of March with it’s enclosure, and have Captain George Demler being dead I can not say what ought to be done in respect to the ballance due from in this case relative I have written to Lt. Hyde requesting him to state to me the causes which have retarded a the settlement of his Accounts. You may rely be assured I shall omit no measures that may be...
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).
New York, July 2, 1800. “I send you the inclosed paper, and request that you will take measures for having me reimbursed, in the sum mentioned.…” Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Swan was paymaster general of the United States Army.
The Secretary of the Inspector General is entitled to the pay and emoluments of a captain. The expression is general. It is not stated in the law whether the emoluments of a captain of cavalry, or those of a Captain of Infantry shall be the rule of allowance. In a case of this kind the construction must be governed by the particular situation of the officer, and the nature of the service in...
Enclosed are copies of letters a letter to Captain Williamson the DP General, and of instructions to him relative to certain objects of incidental expenditure—I send them to you that you may inform me whether they coincide with the general plan of your instructions. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).