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I recur to your several letters of the 19 of September 5th. 22d and 25th of October. The characters which have been brought into my view most prominently as proper for the Office of Deputy Pay Master General, within my command, are Major Huntington of the 13th Regiment and Capt Williamson of the Dragoons. I am well satisfied that each of these Gentlemen is qualified for and worthy of the...
The letter, herewith sent, from the Asst. adjt. General states facts—The employment additional Clerkship was matter of absolute necessity, and compensation is conceived to be due. Under these circumstances of the military at the time, the aid of Officers could not be more extensively called in, and if it could have been done an extra compensation would with propriety have been expected as...
You will be pleased, whenever a General Order is issued which requires any thing to be done in your Department, to superintend it’s execution. It will be proper as often as there is an appearance of delay to write to the different Paymasters and persons acting as Paymasters to accelerate, in all such cases, the exertions which it is their duty to make. Should delays occur I shall expect you to...
New York, November 1, 1799. “When I was at Trenton I considered it as perfectly understood between you and me that those officers of the old regiments to whom arrears of pay are due should receive the sums to which they are entitled immediately from your hands. I have been since informed that you decline this and refer the officers to their regimental Paymasters. They are of course left...
I have recommended Lt. Jacob Wilson as Pay Master to the detachment under Major Cass in place of Lt. Blake resigned—The nomination however has not yet received the sanction of the S of War— I understand from Major Cass that the bounty money deposited in the hands of the different recruiting officers has been withdrawn by your orders, and the recruiting service thus brought to a stand. I...
I have been applied to by an old soldier who served during the revolutionary war on the subject of pay which he states to be still due to him. He mentions to me that he was enlisted for the war in the regiment commanded by Col. Livingston, and that he was transferred in the course of the war from that regiment to the one under Col. Weisenfels—His cl aim is to Two years pay for his services i n...
I have recd. a letter dated Decr. 1st. from Capt. Brock who succeeded Major Bradley in the command of the recruiting parties at Staunton, Virginia, in which he mentions that they are entirely destitute of money for the purpose of carrying on the recruiting Service. I wish you therefore immediately to forward to the Agent at Staunton bounty money sufficient for the recruiting of one Company,...
I have just received your letter of the twenty sixth instant. My intention was that you should deliver transmit to Lieut Richmond bounty money for four complete companies independently of the sum of 1960 dollars paid to him some time since—But as so large a the large as so large a sum has been recently delivered to him, I am lead to modify my order change the order on the subject—You will...
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...
You will send with out delay, to the D PM General with General Pinckney subject to the orders of the latter bounty money sufficient to recruit two companies of Infantry in addition to the four mentioned in my letter of the twenty third instant ; and to Lieutenant Woolstonecraft, bounties subject to the orders of Major Tousard, bounty Money sufficient to recruit two new Companies of Artillery —...