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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 25, 1797 Details on Contingent Accounts with Mistake Horatio R. Dayton William Simmons Dayton received vouchers that Simmons deemed inadmissable and also clarified mistake regarding contingent accounts in hopes of correct reimbursement.
August 3, 1792 Mistake in Transaction Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Expresses mortification that any mistake should arise from a simple transaction. The loss should fall on United States. Will settle matter with Samuel Hodgdon.
September 4, 1795 Necessary Papers to Correct the Mistake Edward D. Turner William Simmons Turner asks forgiveness for not correcting the error in his account but is forwarding, by Lieutenant Hayward, the papers needed to resolve the problem.
May 31, 1798 Assurance Statement is Correct, Enclosure to Support Correct Balance David Hale William Simmons Hale encloses a letter and receipts relating to his pay. He is uncertain why there is such a difference between his record of his balance and the record of the accountant's office, but he is certain that his is correct and therefore has not signed the receipts.
July 6, 1798 Request to Attend to Returns for Rations Owed Hyde Charles Hyde William Simmons Hyde believes he may have left a return for provisions and a ration order on Simmons' table and asks that Simmons complete the work for him if possible. He discusses popular opinion of Adams and Gallatin and mentions the Independence Day celebrations in Pittsburgh.
June 22, 1797 Accounting mistake William Simmons John Kilty Advises Kilty of a mistake regarding a receipt from Captain Morris.
July 20, 1798 Mistake in the Order of Sherry Wine Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Hodgdon notes a mistake in the order of sherry wine in which 12 casks were ordered instead of just two. If additional wine is needed, Wilkins should so advise.
June 8, 1798 No Mistake in the Delivery of Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Michael Kalteisen Hodgdon assures Kelteisen that the shipment of clothing to him is not a mistake. He should await further orders as to their disposition.
July 18, 1799 Expresses Concern about Quality of Cartouche Boxes and Kettles Samuel Hodgdon Peter Hunt Col. Ogden complains about the unfit cartouch boxes and camp kettles from Hunt. Requests information about standing of this issue. Admonishes Hunt for sending useless articles, and hopes there has been some mistake. Requests a correct return of every article and its condition now on hand, as well as vouchers for delivery.
July 29, 1795 Instructions to correct pay roll William Simmons Edward Miller Directs Capt. Miller to correct an administrative error in his pay roll.
May 27, 1794 Correcting Howell's Mistake Joseph Howell Edward Carrington A mistake as to the balance due the Militia of Virginia has been corrected and Carrington, Supervisor for Virginia, is now directed to pay the sum of $3,957.57 to the Treasurer of that State
January 29, 1798 A Mistake Somewhere in Your Account Samuel Hodgdon Major C. Langham Langham is advised to resolve the problems with his account so as to settle it as soon as possible.
July 10, 1797 Deduction of $1.20 Captain Samuel Nicholson William Simmons Nicholson expresses concern regarding the $1.20 that Simmons had deducted as an over-charge in Nicholson's subsistence account. His pay and subsistence for April 1 to June 30 is $334.20 and if he made a mistake he has been making the same mistake for three years.
February 13, 1795 The Correct Method for Completing a Muster Roll Joseph Howell Richard S. Blackburn Howell instructs Captain Blackburn as to the correct method of completing his muster rolls. It is necessary to place the names of those present opposite each other in the column for that purpose.
June 8, 1786 Mistake in printing of registers John Pierce John Cochran Informs of mistake in printing of registers.
April 9, 1795 Mistake in Corporal Moray's Time Engaged Alexander Thompson Joseph Howell In the muster roll of the detachment of the 1st Sub Legion submitted for the month of March, Corporal Jonathan Moray's time engaged was shown as the 4th of May 1795. This is a mistake since it should have been the 4th of December 1793.
May 10, 1794 Notes Intended for the Troops of the Upper Posts Joseph Howell Isaac Craig The Notes intended for the pay of the troops of the upper posts have mistakenly been made payable to Caleb Swan; provisions should be made to correct the mistake and advice should be given to the Commanding Officer at Fort Washington.
January 21, 1799 Discrepancy in Stevens's Firewood Account for Governor's Island Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Refers to Stevens's request for firewood for Governor's Island. Found a small mistake on the vouchers relative to the quantity of wood purchased, although the certificate states the correct complete amount. Believes that the accountant would demand changes in the accounts be made immediately with disbursement from the... Disagrees; Stevens does not work through the...
January 15, 1787 Mistake in the pay of Dr. Watts John Pierce John White Informs White that a $100 mistake was made in the pay of Dr. Watts, though the name was omitted on the account. Requests that he attempt to convince Watts to return the money.
August 15, 1799 Confusion Over Location of Reading Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Corrects a mistake he made in a previous letter concerning clothing - his clerk had believed that Reading was a town in Massachusetts, when in fact it was Pennsylvania.
July 7, 1800 Mistake of One Thousand Dollars, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon $1000 in post notes on account of the Armory have been received direct from the southward. Williams admits that Hodgdon's identification of a $1000 mistake is accurate. An error of such magnitude admits of no apology. The camp furniture from Oxford has arrived though no invoices of the articles of the Quartermaster have appeared. The clothing exposed to rain has been unpacked and dried.
March 19, 1792 Bags & Other Articles Forwarded John Moylan Samuel Hodgdon Moylan expresses surprise at Hodgdon's inquiry regarding bags and other articles that he forwarded to Col.Boone. He has the account receipt for same which he had heard Boone had paid. He has written Boone who should communicate to Hodgdon necessary information to correct this mistake. If they are still at Limestone, Moylan has directed him to forward them to Hodgdon immediately.
June 8, 1798 No Mistake in the Business of the Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Daniel De Saussure Hodgdon assures De Saussure that there is no mistake in the clothing sent to Capt. Kalteisen despite Kalteisen's assertions to the contrary.
December 9, 1789 Hazen speaks of an accounting mistake with Knox Moses Hazen Henry Knox Letter, discusses accounting error.
July 20, 1792 Missing Money Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Addressed missing money and noted that Craig acknowledged receipt of the full sum and it could not have been a mistake in the remittance of money to Capt. Faulkner.