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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 24, 1792 Regarding inadequate compensation as clerk in Quarter Master office Archibald Read Samuel Hodgdon Asks about compensation as clerk in Quarter Master office, which Read believes was inadequate.
July 17, 1799 I have appointed as permanent secretary Thomas Y. Howe... Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton announces that he has appointed Thomas Howe as his permanent secretary and requests that he be made a second lieutenant so that he will be adequately compensated for his duties..
June 22, 1792 Compensation Henry Knox Isaac Craig Compensation for additional service promised. Updates on forges and clothing.
June 15, 1792 Craig's Compensation Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox notes that Craig's conduct has been subject to the strictest examination and he is convinced that the compensation stipulated for Craig's services is inadequate. Knox will endeavor to see that satisfactory compensation is provided and will contact Samuel Hodgdon regarding past compensation. Present compensation will be as Deputy Quartermaster General.
October 27, 1799 Pay and Emoluments of the Secretary of the Inspector General Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan "The Secretary of the Inspector General [Hamilton] is entitled to the pay and emoluments of a captain. The expression is general. It is not stated in the law whether the emoluments of a captain of cavalry or those of a captain of infantry shall be the rule of allowance. In a case of this kind the construction must be governed by the particular situation of the officer and the nature of the...
November 29, 1800 Simmons Requests that Dexter Decide on the Appointment, Pay and Emoluments of Doctor Genet William Simmons Samuel Dexter On the accounts of Ebenezer Stevens there is a charge for pay, subsistence and forage for B. Genet, acting surgeon at the Fort Gay garrison from November 29th 1799 to July 1st 1800. Major General Hamilton apparently appointed Genet to take charge of this garrison and has since been mustered as such at the pay and emoluments of a surgeon's mate. Genet has forwarded a claim for his compensation...
May 31, 1799 Compensation of Ebenezer Stevens James McHenry Ebenezer Stevens McHenry wrote to Major General Hamilton that Col. Stevens should be allowed one thousand dollars per annum for his services. If this compensation should prove inadequate, McHenry would consider an increase to a level that is adequate. The duties that will be required of Stevens are listed.
December 2, 1800 Regarding pay and emoluments Samuel Dexter Caleb Swan This letter authorizes the Paymaster General to disburse the pay of Captain Campbell Smith to a designated representative, Captain Francis Huger.
December 4, 1800 Regarding pay and allowances Samuel Dexter Hugh McCall This letter informs Captain McCall that Captain Webb is entitled to compensation and Major Freeman is entitled to double rations.
September 30, 1800 Simmons Writes The Secretary of War About Additional Pay Requested by Captain Isaac Guion William Simmons Samuel Dexter Captain Isaac Guion of the 3rd U.S. Regulars was called upon to act as Paymaster to the troops along the Mississippi. In this service he disbursed $63145.1. While no compensation was offered Captain Guion, he has claimed for his extra duty $660 in addition to his normal pay and benefits as an officer between the beginning of August 1797 and the end of May 1799. Simmons wishes Dexter to write...
October 1792 Inadequate Sums, Treasury, Disabled Howitzer Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Sum of $500 is inadequate and short of expectation. Will draw on Jeremiah Barker for same. Expresses mortification over issue with Treasury. Encloses Charles Anderson's receipt for disabled howitzer.
October 25, 1799 Compensation for Services Rendered Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton argues for the awarding of compensation and emoluments to Lieutenant Smith for service rendered as judge advocate. His absece from that post was due to a severe wound recieved while in service to the United States.
January 24, 1800 Inadequate Compensation Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig complains to Samuel Hodgdon of not being compensated for acting as the commissary of miltary stores and clothing. Craig suggests that he intends to appeal to Congress for satisfaction.
December 2, 1800 Pay to Captain Campbell Smith of the 4th Infantry Regiment Samuel Dexter Caleb Swan Dexter requests that Swan pay $400 to Captain Campbell Smith. Captain Francis Hager is authorized to receive it on account of pay emoluments.
August 6, 1798 Emoluments Suspended for General Officers Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton questions the wisdom of suspending the emoluments of the General Officers until they are called into active service.
August 13, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry In a letter to the Secretary at War, Simmons justifies his actions in relation to the compensation provided to Capt. Samuel Vance.
August 14, 1799 Compensation of Samuel Vance James McHenry William Simmons Captain Samuel Vance acted as Deputy Paymaster and Deputy Quartermaster General during the late expedition to Northhampton, Pennsylvania. It should be an established principle that whenever an officer performs the duties of several officers he should be entitled to the emoluments of each.
June 15, 1792 Promise of Increased Wages; appointment as Deputy Quarter Master General Henry Knox Isaac Craig Discusses Craig's duties and inadequate pay, with promises to increase wages.
January 9, 1799 Commencement of Pay & Emoluments James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry informs Hamilton that his pay and emoluments as Inspector General began on the first day of November, 1798.
February 14, 1784 Rank and emoluments Major John Sumner John Pierce Discusses the status of his rank in the Army and the pay and emoluments due to him.
June 26, 1784 Account of Captain Sumner Joseph Carleton John Pierce Discusses the account of Captain Sumner; his request for the emoluments of a Major.
April 21, 1800 Resignation of Capt. Babbit Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice The resignation of Capt. Babbit is accepted and his pay and emoluments will cease on May 15 next. He should be so informed.
January 24, 1800 Additional Compensation During the Northhampton Expedition James McHenry William Simmons McHenry directs Simmons to respond favorably to General McPherson's request for additional compensation to cover the maintenance of Captain Rodman's troop of horse and the incidental expenses of his family during the Northhampton Expedition.
March 1800 An Act for estblishing an Academy for Instruction relative to the Military and Naval Service of the United States. Alexander Hamilton [not available] Established four schools for military education. Details of how the schools will be administered, what they will teach, and how they will be provided with pay and other compensations.
December 16, 1798 No Public Service Without Adequate Compensation Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton expresses in the strongest terms his inability to serve as Inspector General without the compensation associated with that position.