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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 3, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Jacob Rivardi Simmons makes Rivardi aware of the proper compensation for soldiers assigned extra duty.
November 30, 1798 Extra Allowance for Officers Traveling with no Proximity to Military Posts Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton, Commander-and-Chief, and General Pinckney agreed officers should receive an additional allowance while traveling. It was further specified that there should be rates outlined so officers do not abuse the extra allowances. Further discussion on the subject.
July 8, 1799 Establishing a Military Academy, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses a number of matters including extra pay for extra work, a British work that establishes a scale for extra pay, and progress toward establishing a military academy.
June 25, 1799 [Extract of a Letter to Major Rivardi] Regarding Extra Pay [not available] John Jacob Rivardi Request for extra pay lacked specifics, therefore making it difficult to justify payment. McHenry approved payment for Rivardi's request, but advised future actions to be compensated with a ration of rum.
December 19, 1798 Regulations Respecting Extra Allowance to Officers. James McHenry [not available] Explains the regulations applying to extra allowances to officers. For example, officers shall receive in addition to their legal pay $1.25 extra pay for man and horse per day to sleep at a place which is not a military post. Fifty cents travelling expenses are allowed for an officer detached from one military post to another which he may reach the same night, not to exceed forty miles distance....
August 8, 1799 Extra Pay for Extra Work, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivardi again requests extra pay for soldiers doing extra work. Reports that he has hired a boat "to remove the garrison of Oswego." States that "Several of our men are unwell." Discusses the repair of Fort Niagara.
February 2, 1797 Extra Expense for Boring Cannon from the Solid Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry The contract between the United States and the proprietors of the Hope Furnace in Rhode Island states that an allowance will be made for boring the cannon from the solid. If the ninety four cannon already produced have been bored from the solid and the extra expense is justified, McHenry should notify Wolcott.
May 2, 1799 [Extract] Regarding Extra Pay John Jacob Rivardi [not available] Letter from Simmons made Rivardi uneasy. Rivardi stated claim for extra pay is for obtaining fuel and timber for repairs. He also mentioned extra money was required due to Doctor Coffin's services.
August 28, 1800 Extra Rations for Scouts Denied William Simmons Caleb Swan The Secretary of War specifically confined extra rations for scouts to a given amount and series of dates, neither of which were adhered to by Swan. Therefore amount for the extra rations given scouts deducted from payments. SImmons communicated this information to Swan so that he may make the necessary deductions from the scouts future pay.
June 24, 1800 Claims Presented for Extra Services Samuel Dexter William Simmons At a meeting of the heads of departments, the question came up regarding whether a person holding an office to which pay and emoluments are annexed by law is entitled to extra pay for extra services. It was decided unanimously that such persons are so entitled. Therefore, Simmons is authorized to settle claims for extra services according to the regulations applicable to similar cases.
April 28, 1799 [Extract of a Letter from Major Rivardi] Regarding Extra Pay John Jacob Rivardi [not available] Dispute over extra pay awarded soldiers in Detroit. Rivardi quoted multiple documents by several authors supporting his claim for extra pay, disproving Simmons verdict of "inadmissible" on Rivardi's claim.
August 25, 1799 Extra Compensation for Members of a Court Martial and Judge Advocates Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton complains of the lack of extra compensation for members of a Court Martial and for Judge Advocates and suggests that the Quartermaster department's regulation allowing five dollars per month to men in such service should be applied everywhere.
May 26, 1800 Major Tousard's Claims and Promotion John Adams James McHenry States that he cannot determine anything concerning the claims of Major Tousard and Silas Dinsmore. Desires to commission Tousard as both Lieutenant Colonel and Inspector.
January 13, 1796 Commissioners' allowance for treaties Timothy Pickering John Jay Letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of New York. Secretary Knox discusses the allowance paid commissioners for holding treaties with the Indians.
October 14, 1799 Hiring a new Assistant Secretary Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Informs McHenry that he still possesses only one aid; states that he does not desire to inconvenience any officer to become a mere copiest. Explains that he decided to hire an Assistant Secretary at the rate of thirty dollars a month. Trusts that it will be deemed proper to authorize such an allowance out of the fund for extra compensation. Stresses that he would rather not pay for this assistant...
June 25, 1799 In peace as in war an officer shall be ready to execute the trusts, etc. Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton discusses a number of issues including the appointment of a Court of Inquiry to address Captain Bruff's charges against Rivardi, the exclusion of foreigners from military service, Rivardi's poor health and request to transfer, and the difficulty of extra pay for soldiers and officers.
1792 Extra clothing allowance for 1790-1792 John Stagg Unknown Recipient Extra allowances for the years 1790 and 1791 are permitted for: sergeant's suit, corporal's suit, senior musician's suit, and musician's suit.
March 10, 1798 Compensation of Dr. Charles Brown for His Services to the Indians Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Letter, asks for info re compensation for Dr. Charles Brown's services to the Indians; alludes to Anthony Wayne's campaign.
September 2, 1799 Extra Compensation & Complaints from the Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton declares that extra allowances should not be made to officers at the place where they are stationed but extra compensation should be made to those not in the army who perform services such as being president of a court martial or acting as a Judge Advocate. He also notes that complaints from the troops should be adddressed when they are justified but should not be generally indulged by a...
March 18, 1800 Extra allowances for expenses to officers William Simmons Thomas Turner Enclosing regulations adopted at the War Office relative to extra allowances for expenses to officers.
January 14, 1800 Allowance of Double Rations Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton Swan wants a clarification of the regulations that explain what description of command is authorized an allowance of double rations.
April 28, 1799 Reduced by Intermittent Fever, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivardi asks that soldiers of the quartermaster's department receive extra pay for extra work and that Dr. Coffin be paid for his additional responsibliities. He complains that his poor health forces him to ask to be relieved of his duties unless he is assigned to West Point which has a more favorable climate.
June 13, 1794 Delay in Settling the Account of Lt. Staats Morris Joseph Howell Staats Morris The reason for the delay in settling Lt. Morris' account was his desire to receive an extra allowance that required the sanction of the Secretary of War, a situation that was exacerbated by the late calamity in Philadelphia.
August 31, 1798 Mrs. Death's Monthly Allowance Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Though possibly mistaken, Hodgdon has provided Mrs. Death with her usual monthly allowance.
August 9, 1798 Rule Governing Extra Expenses James McHenry Peter Hagner In cases where services performed by an officer are extra, expenses are to be allowed according to what has been allowed other officers under similar circumstances.