Alexander Hamilton Papers

Enclosure: Account with the United States Government, [14 October 1799]

[Enclosure]
Account with the United States Government3

[Trenton, October 14, 1799]

The United States
To Alexander Hamilton   for pay as Major General from the first of April to the last of September inclusively 6 Months at 166 Dollars per Month Ds. 996   
Extra allowances as Inspector General at 50 Dollars per Month 300   
Forage at 20 Dollars per Month 120   
Rations at the rate of 15 per day 2745 Rations at 16.1½ per Ration being the Contract price at NYork for Postage of 443.31
public letters paid by himself. 200.57 2059.88
To Thomas How   for his pay as Secy from the 11th. of July the time of Acceptance to the last of September inclusively Two months and twenty days at rate of 40 Dollars per Month 106.66⅔
For Forage for the same time at 8 Drs per Month 21.33⅓
 
For Rations for the same time at the rate of three per day, 244 Rations at 16.1½ per Ration 39.40
For his pay as second Lieutenant of the 11 Regiment from the 5 of August (the time of Acceptance) to the last of September inclusively one Month & 26 days at 25 Ds. per Month 47.50
Rations for the same time at the rate of two per day 112 Rations at 16.1½ per Ration 28.08
242.98
To Ethan A Brown   as Assistant Secy from the 1st of April to the last of September inclusively 5 Month & 23 Days at 30 Dollars per Month4 173   
Total Dollars 2475.86

I hereby authorise my Secy. Lieutenant Thomas Brown5 to receive the amount of the within Account for the persons therein mentioned

3ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

4On October 31, 1799, in a letter listed in the appendix to this volume, H wrote to Swan that Brown’s account “has been sanctioned at the War office, and that the accountant has been instructed to pass it.”

5This is a mistake. H should have written “Lieutenant Thomas How.”

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