|January 1st. A balance remaining in his hands the 31st December 1789, as per accounts settled at the treasury No. 437,5 dated June 11th: 1790||15.517.47.|
|Also a balance on an Appropriation of 20.000 dollars, for Indian treaties, by the Act of Congress of the 20th. August, 1789,6 as per Account settled at the treasury, No. 406,7 dated May 18th. 1790||3.476.39.|
|For the following sums received on account of sales of Indian|
|From J Habersham, by W. Baldwin||350.|
|May 24.||do No. 1756, dated Oct: 4th. 1792||470.50.|
|June||10th.||For Warrant No. 508 in his favor||12.400.|
|“||24th.||do 634||1 300.|
|Febry:||4th.||do 868 dated October 4th. 1792||10.000.|
|June||30th.||His several disbursements on account of the War department, from 1st. January 1790, to 30th. June 1791, Viz:||Dollars Cents.|
|Contingencies of the War department, included in|
|No. 17568||dated October||4th. 1792||1.192.21.|
|Contingencies of the War Office||do||do||1.234. 6.|
|Quarter Master’s Department,||do||do||8 685.68.|
|Ordnance department,||do||do||15.892. 8|
|Subsistence department||do||do||3 019.92.|
|This sum advanced John Meals on account of rations furnished the troops, and for which he is to be held accountable to the United States||do||do||500.|
|This sum advanced to W: Sargent, for which Arthur St. Clair is to be held accountable||do||do||200.53.|
|Indian department, for amount of sundry deductions, made in the Auditor’s Office, which are admitted, Viz:|
|Voucher No. 77 in Col.|
|Willet’s account, for 30 shirts 40.|
|A draft of the Cornplanter on the Secretary at War for carriage of goods 100.||do||do||140.|
|Amount of sundry expenses attending several journies of the Secretary at War, in the years 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1788, for the purpose of inspecting and arranging the stores in the arsenals and magazines of the United States||do||do||674.13|
|July,||21st.||Disbursements for the Ordnance department||do||do||175.|
|August||5th.||Do for the contingencies of the War department||do||do||17.75.|
|Nov:||30th.||Do. for the contingencies of War Office||do||do||245.31|
|Quarter Master’s department, balance due on the settlement of an Account for the purchase of Cartouch boxes, and transportation of clothing||No. 30719||Octo: 11th.||116.40.|
|Amount of a Warrant, No. 83, in favor of Samuel Meredith, for the balance due from H: Knox, Esquire, agreeably to the reports above mentioned||2304.38.|
Register’s Office, 29th. November 1792.
These are to certify that the foregoing statement agrees with the several settlements which have been made at the treasury, of the Accounts of the Secretary at War, and that the same are finally closed (by payment of the above balance) in the books of the United States.
Joseph Nourse, Register.
Auditor’s Office, March 9th. 1790.
|To Amount of sundry payments since the 10th September 1789, per Abstract||26.518.99||By balance of an account settled with the United States, ending the 9th. September 1789||107.605. 7|
|Balance due the United States||105.263.62.||Octo: 10th. By Sam: Meredith Esqr. Treasurer, for a Warrant on him, No. 79, for||24.177.54.|
|Auditor’s Office, March 9th. 1790||Pay Office, New York, March 9th. 1790.
Joseph Howell: p:m: genl.
Treasury Department, Register’s Office, November 21st. 1792.
I certify that the above is a true Copy, the Original of which, with the Vouchers therein referred to, are filed on record in this Office.
Joseph Nourse, Register.
|Joseph Howell, acting paymaster General, in Account
with the United States
|To Balance of Account ending the 28th. February 1790, as settled at
the Treasury, per Auditor’s report, No. 171,10 dated 9th. March
|To Amount of the following Warrants in his favor on Samuel Meredith, Treasurer of the United States, Viz:|
|To amount of Warrant, No. 2152, dated 12th. October 1792, being for monies received from the 20th. September 1791, to January 3d. 1792, from the Bank of North America, by virtue of letters of credit from the Secretary of the Treasury||156.595.56.|
|N:B: Six thousand dollars of this sum received by the acting paymaster General, the 3d. January 1792, is not included in his accounts, as the receipt thereof was subsequent to the period, to which they are rendered.|
|To this sum placed to his debit, on the books of the Treasury, for monies advanced to the following Officers, by John Habersham, Agent for supplying the troops in the State of Georgia, Viz|
|Joseph Howell, acting paymaster General, in Account with the United States——||Cr.|
|By Amount of his disbursements from March 9th. 1790, to 31st. December 1791, arranged under the following heads, Viz:|
|Pay of the troops and militia, including the subsistence and forage of Officers, and arrears of Clothing due to sundry persons Dollars||344.823.71.|
|From which deduct, as follows, Viz:|
|This sum repaid by Samuel Armstrong, late paymaster of the 8th. Massachusetts regiment being a balance of pay remaining in his hands on settlement of his accounts||256.40.|
|Ditto received of Oliver Beers, administrator to the estate of Isaac Hubbel, for the balance due on settlement of the accounts of the latter, as paymaster to the second regiment of Artillery||977.96.|
|Ditto refunded by George Porter, for so much overpaid him, in the balance of pay due to Edward Barnard deceased||10.|
|Ditto repaid by Major J: P: Wyllis; being a balance in his hands, on the settlement of an Account, for the pay of troops under his command||752.60.|
|Ditto repaid by John Belli, paymaster to the Kentuckey militia, being the pay of sundry guides who had been previously paid||167.66|
|This sum overcharged in Vouchers, No. 116 and 120||6.|
|Ditto returned by William Findley, as pay due to sundry absentees of the Pennsylvania militia, being a part of dollars 5.139¹³⁄₁₀₀ received by him, for the pay of said Militia.||394. 9.|
|Ditto received of Major General Trescott, for the balance of his account, to the time of his resignation.||22.48|
|Amount of errors and overcharges, in the pay of sundry soldiers, per list||56.34.|
|By Contingencies of the pay Office||14.93|
|Ditto of War Department||11.843.98|
|From which deduct this sum, being a balance due by
Constant Freeman, on the settlement of his Account
|By Quarter Master’s department||61.166.20.|
|By Hospital Department||4984.23.|
|Deduct on error of addition in Doct. M: Scott’s account
for medicines and attendance
|By Surveying Department||1000.|
|Deduct an Overcharge in Joseph Cranch’s account||80.|
|By Bounties advanced for the recruiting service and premiums to Officers
for inlisting men
|Deduct this sum repaid by Lieut. Matthew Ernest, being
the balance of his recruiting account
|By the following sums advanced to the undernamed persons, pursuant to instructions received from the Secretary of the Treasury, Viz:|
|John Hopkins, Loan Officer for the State of Virginia,
to discharge the arrears of pay and subsistence, due
to the Officers and privates of the late line of said State
|William Skinner, Loan Officer for the State of North
Carolina, to discharge the arrears of pay due to the
non-commissioned Officers and privates of the late
line of said State
|By this sum charged to him for monies advanced the following Officers, by John Habersham, agent for supplying the troops in the State of Georgia, for which he is now entitled to credit, the Officers being respectively held accountable therefor, in the books of the Pay Offic, Viz|
|By this sum placed to his credit on the books of the Treasury,
being so much accounted for by Captain Henry Burbeck, agreeably
to the Auditor’s report, No. 2929
|By Balance due to the United States, 31st. Dec: 1791||41.227.14½|
The foregoing is the Copy of a Statement just completed in this Office, although it has not yet been reported on by me to the Comptroller of the Treasury:11 I believe it to be correct, and now forward it for the information required by the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 13th. instant.
It may be proper to observe, that the credits comprised under the different heads, have been collected and arranged from the Accounts and Vouchers of Mr. Howell, and that they are composed, in part, of advances made to persons, who had not accounted for the application, at the time, to which Statement extends.
R: Harrison, Auditor.
4. Space left blank in MS. See note 2.
5. D, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
6. “An Act providing for the Expenses which may attend Negotiations or Treaties with the Indian Tribes, and the appointment of Commissioners for managing the same” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 54).
7. D, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
8. D, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
9. D, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 3071, National Archives.
10. This report is among the accounts dated before September 6, 1790, which are missing from the records in RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, National Archives.
11. The information in Section III of this report may be found in RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 4713, National Archives. The account was not released by the auditor’s office until December 20, 1793, and was not approved in the comptroller’s office until September 27, 1794.