Instructions Regarding Duties of the Paymaster of the Troops

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Date July 26, 1792
Author Name John Steele (primary) Location: Comptrollers Office
Recipient Name Caleb Swan (primary)
Summary Swan had just been appointed Paymaster of the Troops of the United States. Steel sends him a lengthy letter with instructions regarding the forms for keeping and tending the accounts of the office.
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Related Persons/Groups Caleb Swan; John Steele; Paymaster of the Troops of the United States; paymasters; regiments; accountant of the War Department; Secretary of War; Treasurer of the United States; Commanding Officers; inspector; agent; ;
Related Places Comptrollers Office; Treasury Department; Western Country; ;
Keywords appointed; duties; forms; pay abstracts; returns; muster rolls; sums due the respective corps; reports; warrants; monies; paid monthly; settlement; pay; detached garrisons and posts; pay rolls; allowances; clothing; advances and deductions; clothing stores; hospital stores; names, rank, and pay of each person; schedule of all advances; general account; recruiting services; ;
Key Phrases By the act under which you have been appointed, the following duties are assigned to the Paymaster of the Troops of the United States;
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