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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
1798 Charges Due the Accountant of the War Department James McHenry [not available] Account for money paid and due, involving the Quarter Master and the Accountant of the War Department
February 20, 1795 Letter from the War Department Accountant Joseph Howell Aaron Burr Letter from the Accountant of the War Department in compliance with a request from Aaron Burr on certain dollar amounts.
December 11, 1799 Separate Duties of the Paymaster & the Accountant James McHenry William Simmons The duties of the Paymaster General and the Accountant of the War Department are distinct from one another and nowhere does the law state that one can devolve his duties upon the other. Therfore, the Accountant is not authorized to require the Paymaster to audit and state accounts of expenses of an incidental nature ensuing in the course of military service.
July 5, 1798 [No. 136 Expenditure of the Executive Departments] Act Creating the Accountant of the War Department Robert Goodloe Harper [not available] Harper expressed frustration that the Treasury Department and the War Department did not operate exclusive of each other. Act written by Committee proposed the creation of the Accountant of the War Department to alleviate work created by War Dept. for the Treasury.
August 2, 1797 Quarterly War Department accounts William Simmons Richard Harrison Cover letter for the quarterly War Department accounts of settlements made at the Accountant's Office, submitted for review at the Treasury Department
August 12, 1794 Money for the War Department Joseph Howell Alexander Hamilton Requests that the Treasury provide $5000 for various expenses of the War Department.
November 28, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons issues a statement reflecting funds received by the Secretary at War for utilization in the Indian Department (to purchase presents).
March 7, 1794 Letter to the War Department Accountant Reverend Isaac Mansfield Joseph Howell Letter to the War Department Accountant concerning claims, wages, and sundry officers.
August 30, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John S. Boss Simmons informs Boss that Navy accounts and War Department accounts must remain separate.
August 25, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons David Henley Simmons informs Henley that his abstract of payment made in the Indian department was received.
February 4, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Henry Lee Simmons notifies Lee of a debt transferred from the Treasury Department on to the books of the Accountant's Office.
August 10, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Peter Hagner David Henley Hagner discusses the account of Capt. Preston with David Henley.
November 9, 1799 Improving the Accounting System of the Navy Department William Winder Samuel Hodgdon Mr. McDaniel is opening the storebooks for the Accountant's Office of the Navy Department. An acquaintance with the principles and an inspection of the form in which the War Department accounts are kept should enable him to improve his system. Hodgdon is asked to provide whatever information McDaniel may need for that purpose.
November 11, 1795 Estimate of monies for the War Accountant Office William Simmons Joseph Nourse Encloses an estimate of the monies required for the War Department Accountant's Office for the year 1796.
September 20, 1800 Simmons Writes The Secretary of War About Paying the Accountant of the Department William Simmons Samuel Dexter Simmons writes the Secretary of War to provide him the estimate of the required sum necessary to pay clerks and messenger, and the accountant of the War Department, for the coming year. The estimate of his pay and money for contingencies amounts to $11,850.
November 7, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons David Henley Simmons notes that the fever has now disappeared from Philadelphia; thus, permitting a return of the Accountant's Office from Trenton.
September 17, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons David Henley Simmons directs Henley to provide an abstract of all expenditures.
July 11, 1798 Letter from the War Department Accountant William Simmons William R. Boote Letter from the War Department Accountant to Ensign Boote.
June 23, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Steele Simmons explains his decision to suspend settlements of claims made by the Navy Department.
June 10, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department to the Accountant of the Navy William Simmons Navy Accountant Simmons discusses accounts for Marines' rations at Fort Mifflin.
April 6, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons forwards to the Secretary at War a statement of expenditures in the War Department for the year 1797.
July 26, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Henry Glenn Simmons informs Glenn that his accounts with the Quartermaster Department are presently under review.
June 14, 1797 Letter to the War Accountant Constant Freeman William Simmons Letter from Constant Freeman, promoted Major in 1798, to William Simmons, the War Department accountant.
December 10, 1793 Responsibilities to Discharge Accounts, Proper Paperwork Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton describes a plan to pay commissioned officers who wish to paid in Philadelphia. They should execute an instrument to be lodged with the Paymaster of the Army who will grant a certificate to be lodged with the accountant of the War Department, with a Power of Attorney from the officer. The accountant wil then discharge the aproriate sums.
September 14, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Ebenezer Stevens Simmons directs Stevens to provide further information regarding objectionable charges.