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January 31, 1798 Abstract of Payments to Deranged Officers James McHenry [not available] List of deranged officers who have received six months pay and subsistence at the Accountant's Office agreeably to the Act of Congress of March 3rd 1797 and a list of deranged officers who not yet received their six months pay and subsistence.
July 4, 1795 Some Men Now Having Five Months Pay Due Them Lewis Tousard William Simmons Tousard discusses his concerns about compensation of the officers and men and stresses the urgency of paying them in a timely manner. Some have not been paid in five months.
March 16, 1793 News of Cornplanter, Recruiters, New Ensigns, Pay, and Commissions Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The Cornplanter may be on his way to Legionville. Those recruiting officers who can be spared will be ordered to join the Legion. Newly appointed ensigns are not ready to join the Legion but may be able to do so in two months. One month's pay is being forwarded as well as the commissions for the officers.
December 19, 1796 Troops Paid for Last Eight Months of Service Constant Freeman William Simmons Freeman provided Ensign McCall with eight months pay for all the troops in the state. Information regarding payment of various troops over the course of the past few months detailed.
May 17, 1800 Letter from the Paymaster General of the Army Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton In pursuance of the act of May 14th, twelve additional regiments of Infantry and additional cavalry officers will be discharged by June 15. The law entitles them to three months pay. Swan wants to know if he should muster the men to pay them all at once, rather than try to pay them once they have been discharged and gone home. The money could be advanced to Regimental Paymasters, who can identify...
August 28, 1799 The protracted absence of these officers is intolerable... Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton suggests that it may be expedient to notify the officers of the old infantry and artillery regiments that those officers who don't report themselves to the Secretary of War within four months of the notification will be presumed to have resigned their commissions.
March 14, 1797 Six months pay William Simmons William McRea Notifies Captain McRea that by an Act of Congress he is entitled to six months pay and subsistence. Cited in McRea to Simmons, 03/20/1797.
April 5, 1790 Compensating Virginia and North Carolina soldiers Henry Knox Joseph Howell At the request of Congress, the Secretary at War announces that he will transmit to the governors of Virginia and North Carolina the names and sums due to the non-commissioned officers and privates belonging to those two states. The individuals will be paid in specie for two-months of service in 1782 and four-months in 1783.
April 8, 1799 Music is Conducive to Recruiting, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton believes that the four months' pay should be advanced to the officers and that drums and fifes should accompany the clothing since music aids recruitment. He needs additional copies of the recruiting instructions since he will supply each regiment with twenty copies.
January 30, 1784 Pay for Officers of a Disbanding Battalion E. Bunschoton John Pierce Bunschoton requests that Pierce provide pay for the officers of the Battalion now being disbanded. He says that the orders for discharge did not arrive until the 5th so the men could not be discharged until the 6th. Most of the men have not been paid for four months and are far from home. Without their pay, they would have a difficult time getting home.
September 2, 1799 Directing officers to report to General Hamilton James McHenry [not available] Orders that all officers of the Provisional Army report to Major General Hamilton within four months of the date of this notification.
September 25, 1799 Discharging Arrearages of Pay and Subsistence Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton "In the pressure of business I omitted to mention in my letter of this day that a calculation had been made previously to the receipt of yours of the 23d instant for sending as much money to the new regiments at this time as would discharge all arrearages of pay and subsistence up to the 30th of this month inclusive. This will amount to rather more than two months pay to some of the officers who...
March 9, 1797 Questions regarding an Act of Congress William Simmons James McHenry Simmons requests a list of officers deranged under the 3 March 1797 Act "To Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States" and the offers allowed six months pay under the act
May 26, 1800 Mustering, Paying, and Dismissing the Troops William North [not available] This General Order prescribes the date and manner in which troops are to be paid for the three months enlistment authorized by the Act of Congress and discusses the way in which pay is handled for those who are casualties of war. As soon as the troops have received their pay and emoluments, their commanding officers shall put them under march. The officers will endeavor to avoid marching through...
May 16, 1786 Regarding James Donly on muster rolls Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson In searching for the name of James Donly on the muster rolls transmitted by the recipient, the author finds that Donly's name, along with others that had been sent by the recipient, has been omitted from the rolls of those who served for seven months.
July 2, 1795 Six Months Since Receiving My Pay Lieut. Thomas Wilson William Simmons Since six months have elapsed since Wilson has received his pay, he asks for the money permitted him and his men by Captain Harris's muster roll.
December 28, 1792 Situation in Ohio Country: Indians Demand Withdrawal, Soldiers Need Pay, Shortage of Officers Anthony Wayne Henry Knox The Indians continue to demand that the United States withdraw to the south of the Ohio River. There is a severe shortage of officers; non-commissioned officers are now in posts which should be held by commissioned officers. The men have not been paid for five months and need the money to purchase clothing for the winter.
April 24, 1795 Officers Must Make Out Their Own Payrolls, Etc. William Simmons John McClallin The Treasurer has remitted to Nicholas Fish a sum to be transmitted to Lieutenant McClallen, being the pay of himself and his recruits for the first quarter of 1795. In the future, officers must make out their own payrolls and transmit them to the Accountant's office accompanied with the muster rolls every two months when they will be examined.
October 30, 1797 Three Months Advance James Rand James McHenry Rand requests three months advance since he is being assigned to Detroit and it will be nearly impossible, or at least inconvenient, for him to be without it. Capt. Miller's recruits have not yet arrived from Middletown.
February 14, 1798 Ten Months In Arrears of Pay Richard Chandler William Simmons The regiment is now ten months in arrears of pay and Col. Henley has informed Chandler that he will soon have enough cash for all of 1797. He awaits only Simmons' instructions as to how to proceed.
August 4, 1800 Orders to Report to General Wilkinson Samuel Dexter [not available] Commanding Officers of corps, detachments, posts, garrison, and recruiting parties belonging to the military establishment of the United States are to report to Brigadier General Wilkinson in Washington; and all officers on furlough are to report to the same officer with all possible dispatch. All printers within the United States who published invitations for proposals for contracts of the...
May 15, 1800 Reducing twelve regiments John Adams James McHenry Requests him to transmit copies of the law reducing the twelve regiments to Generals Hamilton and Pinckney, with orders to make immediate arrangements in reducing them. Also requests that officers and men be advanced three months pay.
May 9, 1794 Estimates of Funds for the State of Georgia Joseph Howell Henry Knox Estimates are enclosed for: pay and emoluments of Capt. William Melton's Company of Mounted Volunteers of Georgia; six months salary for Mr. Freeman; and six months salary for John Whitney, conductor of Ordnance Stores.
April 29, 1785 Requests Payment for Troops under Colonel Harmar Henry Knox Richard Henry Lee Asks that additional disbursements of troop pay be authorized, particularly for Col. Harmar at Fort McIntosh. Reports that the corps have been there 9 months with only 1 month's pay and if they receive their advancement, many may choose to reenlist.
May 17, 1800 Unofficial News on Payment of Discharged Officers and Soldiers Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Although Hamilton had not received official word, he heard Congress passed an act that disbanded 12 regiments and granted the officers and soldiers an allowance of three months pay from the time of their discharge. Requested Pinckney obtain the number of men willing to enlist in the "four old regiments of Infantry, or the regiments of Artillery."