Viewing 1–25 of 203 documents: "capital error"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 1, 1796 Error in Payment David Ames William Simmons Ames says that he cannot find the error in the pay rolls that Simmons asserts has resulted in an overpayment to him.
March 19, 1800 Error in Amount of Drawn Rations for an Officer William Simmons Lieutenant Robert LeRoy Livingston Upon examination of contractor's accounts for New York, Simmons found Livingston drew rations twice on the same day. Error made by Livingston charged to his account unless Livingston can produce the original return receipts that prove the error was with Mr. Hershaw (contractor agent).
April 8, 1787 Delivery of Shirts & Shoes, Congressional Deliberations, and Illegally Sold Powder Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Asks that Wadsworth go ahead and deliver the troops' shoes and shirts that he had planned to, and promises that he will be paid. Asks if Wadsworth will consent to take on additional warrants. Notes that "the subject of the troops" is before Congress, but that nothing has been decided yet. Thanks Wadsworth for information on damaged powder; believes "capital error" caused the damage. Asks that...
March 19, 1800 Error in Amount of Drawn Rations by an Officer William Simmons Philip Schuyler Upon examination of contractor's accounts for New York, Simmons found Schuyler drew rations twice on the same day. Error made by Schuyler charged to his account unless Schuyler can produce the original return receipts that prove the error was with Mr. Henshaw (contractor agent).
February 11, 1796 Status of Bills A. Macdonald Samuel Hodgdon Macdonald clarifies the confusion over two bills, one of which had been thought to be paid in error but was in fact valid.
February 27, 1795 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig points an error on the quartermaster statement received from Samuel Hodgdon. Craig proceeds to make explanation for this error in accounting.
July 29, 1795 Instructions to correct pay roll William Simmons Edward Miller Directs Capt. Miller to correct an administrative error in his pay roll.
March 29, 1794 Error in Perkins Account Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Perkins asserts that there has been an error in his account in which he has been charged for the repair of 100 guns.
[not available] Accounting error Noble Benedict John White Discusses an accounting error and the issuance of a certificate.
December 29, 1795 Error relative to the Pay of Jonathan Packard David Ames William Simmons Upon examinationm, Ames cannot find the error in the pay of Jonathan Packard that Simmons discusses in his recent letter and lists Packard's times of service and the pay he received. He suspects that the mistake may have been made by one of Simmons' clerks and suggests that Simmons examine the account himself.
August 17, 1799 On the subject of Indian trade Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott writes on the subject of Indian trade, insisting that public establishments are nuisances and that abuses occur under this system. Wolcott argues that the interest and policy of government requires that Indian trade should rest principally in the hands of a few men of capital, because the public cannot safely advance certain articles of trade on credit.
December 9, 1789 Hazen speaks of an accounting mistake with Knox Moses Hazen Henry Knox Letter, discusses accounting error.
April 16, 1800 Overdrawn Rations in Error William Simmons George Tillinghast Simmons noted that Darling drew double rations in error and compared Darlings' privileges to Tillinghast. Simmons charged Tillinghast with overdrawing rations in the sum of $111.60 which was owed the Pay Master General.
April 16, 1797 Concerning an appointment for commissioner John Steele James McHenry Steele stresses that his removal from the Executive Council was procured by the denunciation of his character made by an individual to McHenry. Steele announces that he has written to John Adams to replace Alexander White - who is likely to resign - as a commissioner to establish the nation's capital. Steele notifies McHenry that he listed him as a reference.
November 8, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Major Hunt William Simmons Thomas Hunt William Simmons informs Major Hunt of an error in his accounts.
May 9, 1798 Dispute over Error in Payroll Frederick Frye William Simmons Transcribed by Frye: "It has been ascertained that the claim of Asa Hall for four dollars for Balance of Bounty is a just one, you will be pleased accordingly to make him up for that sum on your next Pay Roll and the sum will be admitted."
April 22, 1800 No. 88 [Protection of the Frontiers] Claiborne House of Representatives Poorly kept records at trading posts in Georgia and Tennessee cannot show that trade with Indian caused a loss in capital for the U.S. The House therefore recommends that additional capital be extended to the trading posts in order to further trade until records can provide conclusive evidence of loss or gain.
April 16, 1800 Double Rations Drawn in Error William Simmons Lieutenant Whipple Lovett Simmons received a letter from Major Darling regarding the officers under his command who drew rations for waiters. Simmons explained rules and the violation, holds Lovett accountable for $58.38 drawn by him in error for a waiter.
November 29, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Capt. Frye William Simmons Frederick Frye William Simmons informs Capt. Frye that his recruiting account is free from error.
April 19, 1794 Error in Paymaster Turner's Account Edward D. Turner Joseph Howell Paymaster Turner discusses an error in his account for which he has not yet had time to identity the source.
August 16, 1799 Indian trade and dependence on the United States James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Asks the Treasury Secretary to withhold from further communication with Congressman Robert Harper on the subject of establishing a trading house among the Creek Nation, until he has additional time to speak with him about it. States that small traders are more likely to be dependent upon the Indians than traders with large amounts of capital. Concludes by stressing the point that he does not want...
April 16, 1800 Double Rations Drawn on Error William Simmons Lieutenant Carey Clarke Simmons received a letter from Major Darling regarding the officers under his command who drew rations for waiters. Simmons explained rules and the violation, holds Clarke accountable for $44.89 drawn by him in error for a waiter.
January 22, 1787 Error in settlements John Pierce Peter Manifold Since both Virginia and Pennsylvania have adopted Colonel Moyland's regiment, Pierce warns Captain Manifold that there has been a considerable error in the settlements that must be corrected.
April 16, 1800 Double Rations Drawn in Error William Simmons Lieutenant Ozeas Danforth Simmons received a letter from Major Darling regarding the officers under his command who drew rations for waiters. Simmons explained rules and the violation, holds Danforth accountable for $58.95 drawn by him in error for a waiter.
March 16, 1791 Invalid Pensioner Henry Knox Nathaniel Appleton Knox has received the copy of a certificate of John Lucas with respect to Wareham Warner, an Invalid Pensioner. States that it does not appear from the certificate that an error has taken place in regard to pensions.