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Instructions to Deputy Paymaster & Storekeeper for Tennessee

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 13, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Stephen Hillis (primary)
Summary Appoints Hillis as deputy paymaster & military storekeeper for Tennessee. Instructions from the Comptroller of the Treasury and the Accountant of the War Department follow, addressing record- and receipt-keeping, the proper filling of forms, the provisioning of troops, the sending of records to the quartmaster, ordnance, clothing, Indian, commissary, and hospital departments as necessary, where he is to set up shop (Knoxville), whence he is to look for additional instructions (the Department of War), the hiring of an assistant, the care of gunpowder, the hiring of artificers to repair federal arms, the disposition of funds with which to pay the militia, and Hillis' own salary.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes No Tif image DEII Candidacy: detailed instructions to a paymaster/military storekeeper reveal much about early War Department policy in the payment and supply of troops.
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Related Persons/Groups Stephen Hillis; James McHenry; President of the United States; commanding officers; regular troops; militia; Governor John Sevier; ;
Related Places War Office; Tennessee; Ohio River; Knoxville; ;
Keywords appointed; public property; duties as deputy Pay Master; pay abstracts; muster rolls; forms; pay rolls; receipts; ordnance; clothing; Indian department; commissary; medicines; letters of instructions; gunpowder; arms; ;
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