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Question of Payment for those Not Authorized by Law

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Document Information
Date July 9, 1799
Author Name Samuel Vance (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary)
Summary Vance is handing over vouchers for the payment of the volunteers on the Northampton Expedition. He notes that the muster contains a surgeon, quartermaster, lieutenant, and black men, and there is no law authorizing payment to those persons. He has submitted the question to the Secretary of War for his decision.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Simmons to Vance, 07/31/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Samuel Vance; volunteers; black men; William MacPherson; surgeon; quartermaster; extra lieutenants; James McHenry; Captain McClellan; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; ;
Keywords Northampton Expedition; muster; payment; law; payrolls; ;
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