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Unauthorized Charges Made to Contractors

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Letterbook, War Dept Accountant, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date June 2, 1800
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Accountant's Office
Recipient Name Caleb Swan (primary)
Summary Simmons referred to a previous letter sent to Swan that the identified unauthorized charges made by officers to Contractors. Contractor's had not submitted receipts at the time of the current letter so Simmons could not state if any of the charges were to be reimbursed. Simmons suggested withholding pay from mentioned officers. Major [Dlum?] notified Simmons that officers at Scotch Plains continued to take forage from contractors, even though their allotted allowance was no longer valid. Simmons advised that more officers will have pay docked.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Caleb Swan; William Simmons; contractors; officers; contractors; regiments; union brigades; paymaster general; ;
Related Places Accountant's Office; Scotch Plains; New Jersey; ;
Keywords pay; charges; ;
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