Critique of Simmons Regarding Capt. Vance's Pay

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Date August 21, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary) Location: War Department
Summary The appointment of Capt. Vance and the duration of his office were wholly beyond Simmons' competency. Vance was appointed by special authority and was to be considered in office until his appointment was revoked or until his business was completed. If there were doubts on the subject of his pay Simmons should have applied to the authority that appointed him.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Simmons to McHenry, 08/22/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; James McHenry; Captain Samuel Vance; accountant; Secretary of War; deputy paymaster; volunteers; militia; paymaster general; quartermaster general; General McPherson; western army; troops; ;
Related Places Northampton; Pittsburgh; Pittsburg; Philadelphia; War Department;
Keywords Northampton Expedition; pay; appointment; muster rolls; pay rolls; dissmissal; accounts; settlement; claim; compensation; balance; ;
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