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Letter to a Congressional Committee Regarding Motion to Increase Accountant's Salary

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Document Information
Date January 30, 1796
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: War Accountant's Office
Recipient Name Committee of the Whole House of Representatives (primary)
Summary Writes a Congressional committee regarding a motion lately proposed to increase the salary of the Accountant. Simmons describes the Accountant's job and role, and points out that the duties are far expanded from when the salary was originally set. Encloses to the Committee a list of salaries allowed to the officers of the Treasury and War Department.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes 5 men possibly a Committee of Congress, all 5 addressees were members of Congress at time of writing.
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Benjamin Goodhue; John Nicholas; Samuel Earle; John Williams; Richard Thomas; Congress; Accountant for the War Department; Secretary of the Treasury; Secretary of War; Army; Navy; Military Stores Department; Indian Department; Auditor; clerks; ;
Related Places War Accountant's Office;
Keywords motion; salary; observations; business of the office; settle all accounts; pay, forage and subsistence of the Army; augmented; accounts; pay and subsistence of the Navy; expenses; annuities; purchase of stores; liquidation; examination and adjustment; public money; documents; list of salaries; ;
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