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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.
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.
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.
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.
May 26, 1796 Expenses of John F. Carmichael, Surgeon William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies $53 is due John F. Carmichael, Surgeon, being his traveling expenses and stage fare from Philadelphia to West Point and returning, extra duty being ordered by the Secretary of War.
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 20, 1799 Certification of payments; Captain Thomas Lewis of 3d United States Regiment William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $665.50 to Captain Thomas Lewis of 3d United States Regiment, for recruiting, pay, subsistence, and extra duty for the late Major General Anthony Wayne.
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...
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.
August 30, 1797 Denial of Extra Pay for Artillerists and Engineers William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Believed it improper to approve extra pay for instructing muster corps of artillerist and engineers as requested in the accounts of Robert Finley and George Stuart Drummers. The task should be considered a duty and therefore not rewarded. Enclosed returned accounts.
June 13, 1794 Provisions Return for Eleven men for port, Pays on Extra duty in the laboratory commencing June 13th & Ending 16th.94 [?]. John Mills [not available] Receipt of muster, ration, and pay.
October 16, 1800 Expenses of Officers Detached on Special Duty Samuel Dexter William Simmons Officers attached on special duties, like that of a Judge Advocate, is justly entitled to full indemnity for his extra and necessary expenses.
March 20, 1797 MacRea's Just Compensation William MacRea William Simmons MacRea points out that while he was in Detroit during the derangement he was doing the duty of Sub Legionary Major after Capt. Guion went on furlough. Therefore, it would only be fair for him to receive the extra pay and rations for those additional duties that he never obtained before leaving the Army.
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.
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.
March 2, 1801 Certification of payment; Major Thomas H. Cushing for expenses for himself and servant while detained at seat of government on extra service William Simmons [not available] Certification of payment; $378 to Major Thomas H. Cushing for expenses for himself and servant while detained at seat of government on extra service.
September 28, 1793 Weekly report of recruits under the command of Ensign Bissell at Middletown. Daniel Bissell [not available] Report, Weekly report of recruits at Middletown;
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.
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.
April 26, 1799 Restricts the Disbursal of Extra Clothing; Assures Shipment of Tents Samuel Hodgdon Amos Stoddard Reports that the Secretary of War states that extra allowances of clothing are not permitted because the supply in the store is not enough. Sends the extra clothing from the last contract. A magazine in Boston will be established to supply clothing and tents. The Secretary believes good tents will contribute to good health.
July 11, 1794 Extra Expenses at Norfolk Joseph Howell Henry Lee The Secretary of War has secretly directed a remittance, through Col. Carrington, to Gov. Lee for extra expenses at Norfolk for the performance of certain public objects relative to the fortifications and neutrality of the United States.
November 27, 1800 On the Subject of Extra Allowances Claimed by Officers in the Army William Simmons David Henley Simmons notes that regarding extra allowances claimed by officers in Army, that it is expected in all payments that Henley confine himself within the laws or established regulations. Since there are neither of those, the result will appear obvious. Extra services must be submitted with statement of circumstances.
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....
March 5, 1784 Pay Claim John Pierce Jonathan Dayton Discusses Capt. Dayton's case for claims to pay
April 2, 1798 Request for Pay to be Forwarded Before Travel to Pittsburgh James Sterrett William Simmons Sterret has not yet received the pay and forage due him for January and February. He is only staying in Carlisle until the next post, at which point he will leave for Pittsburgh.