George Washington Papers

To George Washington from the Board of Treasury, 18 May 1779

From the Board of Treasury

Treasury Office, Philada 18th May 1779


Auditor Johnston has represented to this Board that several Pay Masters and other Officers have resigned and quitted the army; without previously settling their accounts. This is an inconvenience which will greatly embarrass and obstruct the system laid down by Congress for adjusting the army accounts through the Auditors:1 And we beg that your Excellency will be pleased to give the proper orders for preventing it in future.2 We have the Honour to be with the utmost respect Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble servants

Jas Duane Ch


1This system had been established in a resolution of 21 Jan. 1779 (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 13:99).

2GW replied on 9 June, complying with the board’s request.

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