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Disbursements for the Pay of the Army

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CollectionKent State University Libraries: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
Document Information
Date October 16, 1793
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: War Department, Accountant's Office
Recipient Name Caleb Swan (primary)
Summary It is expected that all disbursements for the pay of the Army will be made on settled payrolls according to the instructions of the Comptroller of the Treasury and not based on estimates as was Swan's payment to Britt Ouion and other subordinate paymasters, which was counter to the instructions stipulated in the relevant Act of Congress.
Document Format Typed letter
Document Notes Though his name is not shown, Caleb Swan was the Paymaster at this time.
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Related Persons/Groups Caleb Swan; congress; Paymaster of the Troops; Joseph Howell; Comptroller of the Treasury; Mr. Britt Ouion; subordinate paymasters; army; ;
Related Places War Department, Accountant's Office; ;
Keywords pay of the army; disbursements; settled pay rolls; Act of Congress pointing out the duties of the paymaster of the troops; ;
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