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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 16, 1785 Dr. William S. Alexander late Quartermaster for the Postal Charlotte in North Carolina with United States John Pierce William S. Alexander Payment to Dr. William S. Alexander late Quartermaster for the Postal Charlotte in North Carolina with United States.
September 8, 1785 Counterfeit Certificates - An Inside Job? John Pierce John Winslow John Pierce hires John Winslow to "use every means to trace the hands" through whom counterfeit certificates have passed. Pierce provides five counterfeit certificates, obtained from Samuel Hodgdon's office, for Winslow's investigation. Pierce opines that the culprit maybe someone in whom he has placed trust.
May 19, 1786 Charges on the Office's Books John Pierce Peter Dolliver Pierce forwards an accounting of the charges against Capt. Dolliver in the record books of the Office of Army Accounts
May 20, 1786 Claimant's Demand for Securities John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb Discusses Dunscomb's request for information respecting a claimant's demand for securities
June 1, 1786 Certificates Due to Colonel Adams John Pierce John White The Commissioner of Army Accounts encloses the certificates due to Colonel Adams.
June 16, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce William Windser Discusses the money paid to Gates and how it ought to have been handled.
June 17, 1786 Regarding Account of Deceased John Pierce Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Discusses account with a deceased person which needs to be settled.
June 17, 1786 Mistakes in certificates; applications by widow and orphan of Lieutenant Quarles John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb References a mistake in certificates. Mentions leaving office and some person authorized to received claims. Mentions that if widow and orphan of Lieutenant Quarles, cannot obtain half pay from the states, they will find an application to congress as fruitless.
June 20, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts regarding counterfeiting John Pierce Governor Josiah Bartlett Circular letter regarding forged securities. Contains a description of a person suspected of passing the counterfeit notes, a shoemaker and tanner. Requests information on the suspected forger.
June 22, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Pierce discusses the pay of General Putnam and Capt. Jones.
June 22, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce John White John Pierce expresses his alarm over the status of Lt. Baker and Colonel Adams accounts.
June 23, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts to the Auditors of the States John Pierce [not available] Pierce sends a circular letter to the Auditors of each state. Enclosed Pierce provides a list of individuals within each state that received sums as part of earlier pension settlements for invalids.
June 24, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Nathaniel Gorham Pierce reports the implications of not having information that is necessary to settle individual wartime accounts.
June 26, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce John Sullivan Pierce informs Sullivan that his claim was put before Congress.
June 26, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Thomas Tolman Pierce informs Tolman that an examination is not necessary.
June 28, 1786 Counterfeit certificates Joseph Howell Joseph Ward Mr. Hodgden brought in several Certificates which appeared to be counterfeit. The author at first believed that the bad Certificates should be held until the return of the Commissioner of Army Accounts who was touring the South. Hodgden assured him that the counterfeit certificates were obtained from a person known to him so they could be returned with no harm to the US.
June 29, 1786 Letter from Office of Army Accounts John Pierce John Sullivan Encloses a document out of Congress; mentions "improper motives".
July 7, 1786 Pay of Captain David Schrack Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Capatain David Schrack is granted the sum of 480 dols for one year's pay as a supernumerary Officer. The sum was drawn on to the extent that it was reduced at thirty for one.
July 7, 1786 Letter from Office of Army Accounts John Pierce Alexander Fowler Informs Fowler that his pay as Judge Advocate has been settled; mentions that laws of Congress do not permit pay twice for different work.
July 7, 1786 Letter to the Auditor John Pierce Alexander Fowler Writes the Auditor that he has received the letter informing him that the papers of Fowler's late office have been forwarded to Philadelphia, and that he is advised to pick them up as soon as possible.
July 14, 1786 Final settlement of accounts Joseph Howell Michael Kimmell The author has received the vouchers and papers that the recipient needs to settle his account so he needs to come to the author's office in order to reach a final settlement.
August 7, 1786 Requirement for vouchers Joseph Howell John McGowan The recipient will need to produce vouchers for the monies charged to him before he can be exonerated. As to the monies received from Maj. Ennion Williams, the accounts should be settled with Mr. Nicholson who has the returns from that regiment. The recipient should settle with Nicholson before settling with the author's office.
August 8, 1786 State's charges against Becker Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Col. Henry Becker is unable to inform the author of the monies he received. Since the charges on the books don't seem accurate, the author requests that the recipient examine his books to ascertain his State's charges against Becker.
August 21, 1786 Sum of funds in the office John Pierce Board of Treasury Reports the sum amount in his possession to the Board of Treasury, totaling over half a million dollars. Pierce divides the sum up between continental dollars and paper money from Virginia, South Carolina, and Maryland.
August 25, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Richard Stockton The Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General responds to Stockton's requesting a demand of Justice Freeland for pay.