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The Responsibilities of the War and Treasury Departments

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
Document Information
Date July 1, 1796
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Wolcott expresses in some detail the differences in responsibilities of the Department of War and the Treasury Department. He also describes the duties of the purveyors, the comptroller, the accountants, and the superintendents. He explains that the responsibilities of the Department of War begin where those of the Treasury end.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
Document Notes Difficult to read
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Oliver Wolcott; Purveyor; Comptroller; President; Congress; Department of War; Department of Treasury; quartermasters; surgeons; agent; ;
Related Places Treasury Department;
Keywords report; supplies; provisions; accounts; responsibility; appointments; orders; ;
Key Phrases The responsibility of the Department of War commences where that of the Treasury ends.

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