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Pay of the Army

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Letterbook, War Dept Accountant, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date November 4, 1796
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Accountants Office
Recipient Name Caleb Swan (primary)
Summary Informs Swan that he is sending 65,000 dollars in bank notes sufficient to cover the arrearages of the Army's pay. Simmons urges Swan to make the payments as quickly as possible as "great complaints" were being made at the War Office in regards to lack of pay for officers and soldiers; asks Swan to communicate more frequently
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Caleb Swan; William Simmons; Captain Edward D. Turner; Headquarters of Army; Captain Daniel Britt; officers; soldiers; congress; ;
Related Places Accountants Office; ;
Keywords complaints; arrearages; pay; payments; bank notes; utterly in the dark; receipt; ;
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