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Wilkinsí explanation regarding some objections to his accounts

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
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Date October 7, 1800
Author Name John Wilkins, Jr. (primary) Location: City of Washington
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Department of War
Summary In responding to objections to accounts, Wilkins notes a lack of clarity regarding certain principles on scope and scale of authority of the Quarter Master General, under what conditions he may make purchases, and the nature of his military appointment which puts him under orders of the commanding general.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; John Wilkins Jr; agents; storekeepers; assistant quartermasters; boatmen; wagoners; artificers; pilots; guides; express; General Alexander Hamilton; General James Wilkinson; ;
Related Places Department of War; City of Washington; Washington; Treasury; frontiers; Detroit; Ohio River; ;
Keywords accounts; general principles; authority; transportation of troops or stores; barracks; vessels; galleys; employment; wages; appropriations; subsistence; disbursements; certificate of delivery; cash vouchers; tar; paint; stores; ;
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