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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 28, 1784 Report that no money is on hand Hezekiah Merrill John Pierce Reports to the Paymaster General that no money is on hand.
March 31, 1784 Connecticut regiment Eleazer Wales John Pierce Discusses the pay of a Connecticut regiment.
June 1, 1784 Account and pension Aaron Bull John Pierce Aaron Bull sends John Pierce a request for information pertaining to his deceased son's account and pension.
June 9, 1784 Certificate and intentions for travel to New England Aaron Swetland Jonathan Phillips From the letter book of the assistant commissioner of army accounts, Joseph Howell. Discusses a certificate (for pay?) and intentions for travel to New England.
December 29, 1784 Passing fraudulent pay certificates William Thompson Joseph Howell Cited in Howell to Thompson, 01/11/1785. Discusses the apprehension and trial of a man who was passing fraudulent pay certificates
December 29, 1784 Case of Fraud Against Roger Wolcot William Thompson Joseph Howell Describes case of fraud against Roger Wolcot, who altered a note from the Paymaster General, and sold shares against the note. Request for deposition on the incident of fraud to be used in county court against Wolcott. Enclosed a copy of the testimony given in November regarding case of fraud. Discussed losing property and reputation.
January 23, 1785 Civil trial of an alleged counterfeiter William Thompson Joseph Howell Discusses civil trial of an alleged counterfeiter of U.S. government pay certificates.
May 14, 1785 Regarding the veracity of certificates William Thompson Joseph Howell Discusses certificates and whether they are true and genuine. Cannot ascertain. Asks if the sum was accurate; if not asks who the author the alteration might be.
June 11, 1785 Request for sums issued William Thompson Joseph Howell Request for sums issued by Mr. Pierce to Edward Blake, George Griswold, William Scott. Suggests that by finding separate authentic certificates, may enable detection and conviction of the perpetrators of fraud. Asks whether office will continue at Philadelphia or move to New York.
December 9, 1785 Regarding whether presence is required in New York John Pierce Joseph Howell Pierce informs that he plans to consult with Board of Treasury the beginning of January. Does not remember where Paulint's papers were left. If presence is necessary, will change plans and set off from Litchfield to arrive at New York Sunday evening following, or about the 18th of December.
December 12, 1785 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb Pierce discusses the time for receiving claims by members of the Virginia Line. Pierce also directs Dunscomb to forward his records to the Paymaster's Office without delay. Pierce expresses his intent to complete all registers by 1 August.
May 22, 1787 Application of half pay in case of widow of Major Elisha Painter Jeremiah Wadsworth John Pierce Major Elisha Painter was in Colonel Baldwin's Regiment of artificers. He held other ranks in Continental Army. He died at New Haven Connecticut in January 1781 and his widow applies to the state of his half pay. Asks for documents, noting that time is short in reaching deadline for application.
June 19, 1787 Request for copy of pay roll for Captain Jonathan Thatcher Oliver Wolcott, Jr. John Pierce Requests pay roll for Captain Jonathan Thatcher of Colonel Swifts's Regiment, in the Northern Army, year 1776.
August 21, 1787 Request for Recruiting Accounts Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Wolcott needed copies of recruiting accounts collected by several captains.
September 4, 1787 Jeremiah Wadsworth discusses pay and accounting with Joseph Howell Jeremiah Wadsworth Joseph Howell Jeremiah Wadsworth informs Joseph Howell that he has received receipts from Major Painter's widow that will entitle her to a certificate for half-pay.
December 20, 1787 Enclosed Returns Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Records of returns from settlements made by the State.
January 4, 1788 Letter from the Directors of the Ohio Company Rufus Putnam Henry Knox On behalf of the directors of the Ohio Company, Rufus Putnam applies to the Secretary at War for military protection of frontier settlements.
January 22, 1788 Account Information, Balance Owed United States Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Wolcott gives detailed explanation for balance owed United States and account information for the militia and guards.
January 23, 1788 Concerning state settlements with the Army Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Wolcott writes on Connecticut settlements with the officers of certain regiments, mentioning Colonel Sheldon and Colonel Lamb.
October 14, 1788 Ruling of Connecticut Committee on Settling Accounts Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Detailed description of process for settlement of accounts as voted on by elected committee for Connecticut army.
October 14, 1788 Depreciation accounts of Connecticut Line Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Depreciation accounts of Connecticut Line for services before 1 January 1780.
November 3, 1788 Enclosed Sundry Acts of General Assembly Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Discussed settlement of accounts in Connecticut, repayment of army, and faults in current system.
December 11, 1788 Captain Thacher's account Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Lists the allowances for two battalions raised by General Assembly of Connecticut to serve in Northern Army. Thacher commanded a company in Colonel Herman Swift's Regiment. Notes that Thacher must settle accounts before pension is settled.
January 6, 1789 Questions on Calculations Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Wolcott requested clarification on calculations included in previous correspondence.
January 6, 1789 Aaron Swetland Receipt Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Encloses Aaron Swetland's receipt, agreeably to request.