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Salaries of the War Office Employees

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Document Information
Date January 2, 1789
Author Name Unknown Clerk (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Salaries of the War Office employees for November and December.
Document Format Copy of document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Unknown; John Stagg,clerk; Caleb Swan, clerk; William Knox, principal clerk; Secretary for the Department of War; Messenger; Ceasar Cummings; Henry Knox; ;
Related Places War Office; United States; ;
Keywords warrant; received; sums annexed to our names respectively; advance; paid as the law directs; messenger; copy; annum; for his salary; principal clerk in his office; Salaries of the War Office; dollars to be charged in the estimate; ;
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Salaries of the war
Office for October
November & December
should be ([editor's note: circle like symbol] 1790) 1789
[undecipherable] 31. Dollars to be
Charged in the estimate
for Jan Feb & March 1790
[undecipherable] books
[undecipherable] war office
Thursday Feb 13. 1790
The United States

To the Secretary for the Department of War

Drs. / Cent

1790 For his salaray for october november and
December 1789 at 3000 dollars p annum


For Salary due William Knox principal
Clerk in his office for the same time
at 600 dollars p annum


For ditto due John Stagg clerk in his
office for same time, at 500 dollars p annum


For ditto due Caleb Swan ditto ditto
at ditto


For ditto due the Messenger of ditto
for ditto at 150 dolls. p annum

37 / 50

1187 / 50

War office 2d January 1790


[different hand:]
ItB a warrant issued to the above no. 182 dated 15 day Jany 1790 for

1156 / 50

to [undecipherable]
War office
January 20th 1789 Received the Secretary for the
Department of war the sums annexed to our names

The Secy of war
750 in full

William Knox principal Clerk
150 dto Wm Knox

John Stagg Clerk
109 On account JStagg

Caleb Swan do
109 on account C.Swan

[undecipherable] messenger
37 1/2 in full Casar + Cummings mark

1156 50/100

Janury 20th 1790
[undecipherable] by the Secy at war this day

to John Stagg - 15 %
Jh. Stagg

to Caleb Swan - 15 %
Caleb Swan


1187, 50

VB the above advance of 31 Dollars is to be
charged in the next warrant, and to be
paid (as the law directs).