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  • Certification on Greene's Conduct January 3, 1783 Author: John Banks Recipient: [not available] Summary: Banks certifies that Major General Greene never had nor did hold any commercial connection with him and that Greene never expressed an interest or desire for such a connection.
  • Accounts of French and American Engineers January 12, 1783 Author: Timothy Pickering Recipient: John Pierce Summary: Pickering sends accounts of issues charged to the department of engineers. Mentions extra articles furnished to the French gentlemen by special order.
  • Clothing for the Southern Army January 22, 1783 Author: Benjamin Lincoln Recipient: Nathaniel Greene Summary: Clothing purchased for the Southern Army by General Greene. Greene has advised that he has drawn bills on the Superintendant of Finance for the amount of the purchase. This purchase will allow Lincoln to send the clothing purchased in Virginia to the main Army.
  • Difficulty of Providing for the Southern Army February 2, 1783 Author: Nathaniel Greene Recipient: Benjamin Lincoln Summary: Reports that Lieutenant Colonel Carrington has closed a contract with Mr. Banks for the subsistence of Greene's army. Greene reports the difficulty of finding merchants willing to contract with the army. Greene states that he will be able to adequately cloth his troops but at high cost. Most of the goods are in the hands of British merchants who were allowed by the government to ramain in the...
  • Pay Request February 5, 1783 Author: J. Walker Recipient: John Pierce Summary: Request by Walker for payment due from the War Office. Also forwarding his accounts of pay for the last years service.
  • Refutation of Financial Impropriety February 5, 1783 Author: Nathaniel Greene Recipient: Benjamin Lincoln Summary: Greene enclosed letters and certificates to refute rumors of financial impropriety in his contracts with Charleston merchants to supply his army with clothing. Greene wants to give Lincoln the letters necessary to silence any insinuations that may arise in Virginia. Malicious reports have also appeared in South Carolina concerning improper financial dealings between Banks and Morris.
  • Suppression of Rumors April 2, 1783 Author: Benjamin Lincoln Recipient: Nathaniel Greene Summary: Idle surmise mentioned by Greene has not reached the office of the Secretary at War's office, nor does Lincoln suppose it ever will. But he assures Greene that should anyone presume to echo the malicious whisper the most pointed contradiction shall suppress it.
  • Payment of Soldiers April 25, 1783 Author: General William Irvine Recipient: [not available] Summary: Extract of orders, noting that privates in the infantry of the Continental service receive on account of their pay one half dollar specie per week and the non-commissioned officers and privates of these corps in the same proportion. Mr. Rose will pay the troops of the garrison until a properly authorized person is appointed. Irvine requests that a commissioned officer from each company attend the...
  • Resolution of Congress on Major Franks May 27, 1783 Author: Joseph Carleton Recipient: Unknown Recipient Summary: Resolution of Congress dated October 22, 1782 that David Franks hold the rank and receive the pay as Major in the Line of the Army of the United States until the new arrangement shall take place in January 1783, and that he then be considered as retiring from service under the same emoluments as those who retired under the resolution of December 31, 1781
  • Settlement of an Officer's Account July 30, 1783 Author: Colonel De Cambray Recipient: John Pierce Summary: De Cambray empowers Col. Laumoy to settle his accounts with Congress. Notes two particular items of concern: compensation for the cost of hiring a servant and compensation for a journey from Fort Pitt to Charleston on orders in the public service.