Annuities and Presents for Indians

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Date April 7, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary) Location: War Department
Summary McHenry requests an accounting of monies granted by Congress for the expense of transporting goods to pay Indian annuities and contingent expenses for presents to Indians on their visits to the seat of government. Included should be their expenses for the journey to and from their homes and their rations at the different military posts within their respective nations.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Syrett listed this document in the Appendix to Vol. 24. Cited in Simmons to McHenry, 04/16/1800, and Simmons to McHenry, 04/09/1800.
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; James McHenry; Congress; Indians; ;
Related Places War Department; ;
Keywords account; expenditures; transporting goods; Indian annuities; presents to Indians; journeys; rations; settled; ;
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War Department
William Simmons Esqr
Accountant
War Department
7th April 1800
James McHenry
Recd 8th
Ansd 9th
requesting accounts relative
to the Indian Dept
War department 7 April 1800.
Sir,
You will be pleased to furnish me as soon as practicable with,
First, an account, as particular as can now be rendered, shewing the expenditures in each separate year of monies heretofore granted by Congress for the expence of transporting Goods to pay Indian annuities, and for contingent expences for presents to Indians on their visits to the Seat of Government, and expences attending their Journeys, during their stay, and on their return home, and for rations to Indians at the different military posts within their respective Nations.
Secondly, information, shewing the manner in which the accounts for the said expenditures and each of them are kept, rendered, checked, and settled
I am Sir Your Obed Servant
James McHenry
William Simmons Esqr
Accountant