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May 13, 1793 Issues with General Wilkinson and the Contractor Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox In order to avoid misunderstandings with the contractor, Hamilton stresses the need for General Wilkinson to include Hamilton's instructions in all of his contracts with said contractor.
August 10, 1792 Contractor Offer Alexander Hamilton Clement Biddle Official offer to be contractor for rations of U.S. military. Compensation of $800.00 per annum.
July 1, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Ebenezer Stevens Simmons discusses the settlement of contractor's accounts with Stevens.
August 30, 1792 Contractor Obligations Alexander Hamilton Richard Harison Notification that T. Fowler, contractor, agreed to supply army with provisions. Copies of agreement and bond enclosed. Contract states W. Duer is Fowler's attorney. Requests Harison's opinion on liability of contractor.
March 19, 1800 Error in Amount of Drawn Rations by Officer William Simmons Captain Jeremiah Landon Upon examination of the contractor account for New York, Simmons found Captain Landon drew rations twice in one day. That error made by Landon and the contractor, Mr. Hershaw, charged to Landon's account. Simmons requested receipts to investigate incident.
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).
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).
December 26, 1798 Concerning the military contractor for next year John Hudson Samuel Hodgdon Concerning the military contractor for the next year; mentions rations and Tench Francis.
October 31, 1796 Secretary of War to Quartermaster General Requesting Account Against Contractor for Transportation Expenses James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Secretary of War to Quartermaster General requesting account against contractor for transportation expenses to enable contractor to fulfill terms; transmit to Secretary Treasury.
July 25, 1799 Exposing a deceptive contractor Anonymous James McHenry Because next year's contracts will be signed soon, an anonymous author writes McHenry regarding the present contractor at Elizabethtown. Says that the contractor is not who he says he is, but William Shute - the Major of the Battalion.
November 29, 1794 Adjustments to Account of Contractor Richard Harrison Joseph Howell Adjustments to account of contractor William Duer, with details.
July 19, 1794 Contracting army supplies Jacob Bower Alexander Hamilton The contractor for Army supplies at Reading, Pennsylvania informs Secretary Hamilton that he visited his office three times while he was in Philadelphia, but failed to have the pleasure of meeting him. The contractor states that prices for provisions and liquor are so very high that it is out of his power to furnish at the previous rate. He must therefore demand 12.5 cents per ration, and if...
November 27, 1794 Contractor for furnishing rations Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue writes that Matthew Spillard, contractor for furnishing rations at the posts of Philadelphia, has requested an advance of $300.
December 23, 1799 Shortcomings of the Contractor and the Baker William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith laments the inefficiency and inferior products provided by his regiment's contractor and baker. He attributes the bad health of some of his men to the badness of the bread.
December 2, 1800 Simmons Informs Blackburn of the Name of the Contractor for Virginia for 1801 William Simmons Richard S. Blackburn Blackburn's letter dated December 1st apparently was to ask what the name of the Contractor for Virginia for 1801. The answer Simmons provides is Michael McKewan at Martinsburg.
October 29, 1800 Simmons Explains Shute's Stoppage of Pay to Him William Simmons William Shute Simmons received Shute's letter of October 16th. Simmons states that Shute apparently misunderstands the reason for why his pay was halted. He improperly drew pay for forage from the contractor, even though the paymaster was authorized to lawfully issue pay.
August 24, 1799 Payment & Description of Work for Hat Contractor Lodowick Gallup John Bolles Order for payment of a contractor who trimmed 30 hats for the 13th Regiment, to the amount of $8.19. A balance sheet is attached, which includes a description of the contractor's (John Bolles) work on the hats.
March 20, 1800 Enclosed Bill for Wood William Simmons Ethan A Brown Vouchers submitted by contractor (Mr. Colfax) with charge to the United States for hickory wood to be used by Major General Hamilton sent to Brown for his verification on the charges and specifics of vouchers so that Simmons could pay contractor.
March 20, 1800 Enclosed Bill for Wood William Simmons Abraham R. Ellery Vouchers submitted by contractor (Mr. Colfax) with charge to the United States for hickory wood sent to Ellery for his verification on the charges and specifics of vouchers so that Simmons could pay contractor.
August 6, 1800 Exchange from Dodridge Crocker contractor, pay to William Crafts on account of subsistence to the army Dodridge Crocker Samuel Dexter Contractor Crocker pays $600 to William Crafts in a transaction related to subsistence of the army.
February 27, 1800 Rations Overdrawn, Deductions From Pay William Simmons George Tillinghast Settlement of account for contractor at New Port Rhode Island revealed Tillinghast overdrew rations not entitled to him by law. Amount overdrawn at contractor's price to be deducted from his pay by Paymaster general.
March 19, 1800 Request for Explanation for Drawn Rations William Simmons Andrew White Upon examination of contractor's accounts for New York, Simmons found that White granted Mr. Hershaw certificate for 403 more rations to be given to White's detachment. Simmons could not overlook this charge and demanded an explanation.
July 24, 1794 Military contractor requests payment Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue informs Secretary Hamilton that Matthew Spillard, contractor for military rations at Philadelphia, has requested his payment of $700 on account of deliveries in the current quarter.
May 13, 1799 Conflict with a contractor over allowances James McHenry Jonathan Rhea Addresses the issue of a contractor named John Bray who is refusing to furnish quarters for troops at his current allowance at two-and-a-half percent, holding out for his former allowance at five percent. McHenry states that if he continues to refuse to work at that allowance, a replacement be sought after.
April 13, 1798 Contractor O'Hara's Account John Steele William Simmons Enclosed is contractor James O'Hara's letter of 13 April 1798 along with his receipts and vouchers so that they can be examined and adjusted by the Accountant in accordance with the Act of Congress passed on 16 July 1797.