George Washington Papers

General Orders, 9 February 1781

Friday February 9th 1781

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The Honorable the Congress have been pleased to pass the following Resolutions vizt.

In Congress January 12th 1781.

Congress took into their consideration the report of the board of War of December 8 whereupon.

Resolved that from and after the first day of August last the Pay and Appointments of the Officers in the department of Commissary General of Military Stores be as follows; the Sums hereafter mentioned to be paid in bills of the New Emissions and all monies received in bills of the old emissions since the said first day of August to be accounted for according to the table of depreciation as fixed by the Board of Treasury.

Commissary General 100 dollars per month 3 rations per day
of military stores
Deputy Commissary general 80 ditto 2 ditto
Commissaries 70 ditto 2 ditto
Deputy Commissaries 55 ditto 2 ditto
Conductors 45 ditto 1 ditto
Clerks 40 ditto 1 ditto

No rations in addition to the number abovementioned are to be allowed for servants.

That the officers and men of the regiment of artillery artificers have the same pay from and after the said first day of August in bills of the new emissions by the regulations of the department made by Congress on the 11th day of February 1778 and that they draw the number of rations then directed.

That the appointments of the field commissary of military stores and his subordinate officers be as follows from and after the first day of August last the pay to be received in bills of the new Emissions vizt.

Field Commissary 90 dollars per month 2 rations per day
(servants included)
Deputy Field Commissary 70 ditto 2 ditto
Conductor 45 ditto 1 ditto
Clerk 40 ditto 1 ditto

That the commanding officer of artillery for his extra services in the affairs of the ordnance department receive forty dollars per month in addition to his pay as an officer in the line in bills of the new Emissions, from and after the first day of August last.

That the surveyor of ordnance for defraying his expences in the exercise of his office be allowed from and after the first day of August last forty dollars per month in bills of the new emissions besides his appointment as a field officer of artillery.

Resolved: That the additional pay of Aids de camp Adjutants and regimental Quartermasters agreeably to the act of the 27 of May 1778 be considered as fixed in specie and that the same from and after the 18th day of August last be drawn in bills of the new Emissions.

That the pay of regimental paymaster and Clothier in addition to his pay as an officer in the line be thirty dollars per month in bills of the new emissions and that the several States in making up the depreciation to such officers from the times of their respective Appointments calculate upon the additional Pay as being thirty dollars per month in specie.

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