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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...
In conformity to with your recommendation I have, provisionally, appointed Lt. Rogers to act as Pay master, to the office with the — annexed to the Cavalry with the emoluments annexed to the Office until the situation of the Officers shall make it practicable for to elect one in the established way—You will therefore consider him as such, and take measures accordingly. You will forward to him...
Trenton , October 12, 1799. Quotes from Thomas Parker’s letter of October 6, 1799, concerning pay of the troops. States: “I would thank you to accelerate as much as possible the advances which you contemplate to the several regiments. There are some newly appointed officers in the four old regiments who stand in need of money to carry them to their posts. This is the case likewise with some...
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 have to request that you will forward furnish to the Persons appointed to act as Paymasters to the detachments Recruiting parties at Benington and Wilmington all arrears of pay that may be due to the officers assigned to those stations, together with an advance of one months pay for two complete companies at both places. each place. With great consn I am, Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of...
There is a recruiting detachment at Staunton under the Superintendence of Major Bradley, and that officer informs me that they are in great want of a supply of bounty money. I have to request that you will forward without delay such a sum as shall be sufficient, with what has been already sent, to make up the bounty for four complete companies. With great consn. I am, Sir ( Df , in the...
Lieutenant House is offered the appointment of Pay Master to the first regiment of Artillerists, and Lieutenant Meminger that of Paymaster to the second regiment of Artillerists. Each is instructed to signify his acceptance to you, and to enter immediately upon the duties of his office. I must request that no time may be lost in making the payments due to these regiments. You will have to...
It appears by a return just received from of Capt Bruffs Company of Artillerists that it consists of Fifty one non commissioned officers & privates—exhibiting only a deficiency of fourteen to complete the company. And it is represented that the bounty money has been exhausted. I think it probable that bounty money for a complete company may have been furnished. But even if this has been the...
The post of this morning brought me a letter from Col Parker of which the inclosed is an extract. I trust his inference must be an erroneous one, as you gave me clearly to understand that with regard to arrears the money would be sent forward upon estimates without waiting for the regular Rolls in the forms of your office and that this would suffer no delay. My assurances have conformed to...
Lt. Simmons is appointed Paymaster to the regiment of Cavalry, and you will do business with him in that character as soon as he shall have executed the necessary bonds— With great— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
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...
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...
I understand that the Account of Mr. Brown Ast. Secretary has been sanctioned at the War Office, and that the accountant has been instructed to pass it. You will be pleased to have send on a check for the money as soon as possible, and any receipt which the forms of office may render necessary will be immediately given— With Great consideration ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How,...
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 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 wish you to send me a statement of the money which you have advanced for to the troops both for pay and bounty since the date of your last statement to me on the subject. I have written to Captain Williamson desiring him to repair immediately to Philadelphia agreeable to the request in your letter of the ninth instant. Enclosed are the Accounts and receipts— With great consideration ( Df ,...
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 extract from a letter of the ninth of this month which I have just received from Colonel Rice. Representations of the kind [have successively come to me from various Quarters.] They give me both pain and mortification. The delay in transmitting the necessary supplies of money [is attended with every disadvantage. It has become a subject of special Inquiry by the Commander in...
I have recommended Mr. Brooks to the Secretary of War as Lieutenant in the corps of Artillerists and Engineers. If he should receive this appointment it will be agreeable to me that he officiate as Paymaster to the troops at Staunton. You will therefore, after obtaining the sanction of the S of War, take the preparatory measures with him as soon as possible. and send him immediately to that...
Since Lieut. Smith declined acting as Pay Master to the troops at Staunton I have recommended another person for the place. I know not whether an appointment has yet been made—Captain Brock nominates mentions, Lieutenant Merewether Lewis as well ca fitted for the Post—If an appointment has not yet been made I should suppose Lt. Lewis to be a very fit suitable character— ( Df , in the...