Critique of Simmons Regarding Capt. Vance's Pay

Document Information
Date August 21, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary) Location: War Department
Summary The appointment of Capt. Vance and the duration of his office were wholly beyond Simmons' competency. Vance was appointed by special authority and was to be considered in office until his appointment was revoked or until his business was completed. If there were doubts on the subject of his pay Simmons should have applied to the authority that appointed him.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Source Collection: National Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94

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