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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 5, 1798 Discussion of Instructions from Comptroller for Accounting Muster Rolls Stephen Rochefontaine Nehemiah Freeman Letter, discusses extract from the instructions of the Comptroller to the Paymaster General regarding signing of muster rolls.
September 16, 1799 Instructions for the Paymaster General, Inspector General, and Comptroller James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to express instructions for the Treasury and the paymaster general, including money advances and payment forms. Writes of efforts of Inspector General to muster the troops and the Comptroller to work with the paymaster general.
July 26, 1792 Appointment as Paymaster with Instructions Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Caleb Swan Detailed instructions on performing duties. Acknowledges limitations to office.
[not available] Discussion of War Department Regulations Jonathan Steele Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Steele admits that he does not understand all of the regulations, especially those regarding requisitions for fuel and straw. He raises questions about the Secretary of War making rules that direct the conduct of the Comptroller of the Treasury. He realizes that, since he is not an employee of the War Department, he is not entirely qualified to interpret responsibilities but trusts that Wolcott...
February 8, 1799 Instructions, Schedules, and Regulations James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Hamilton's instructions are enclosed and the schedules and regulations will be forwarded as soon as they are written out.
June 6, 1799 Regulations Respecting Supplies and Accounting Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton discusses regulations regarding sundry supply and accounting matters.
June 21, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Alexander Hamilton In order to expedite the settlement of claims, Simmons requests that Major General Alexander Hamilton consider directing the Paymaster General, Caleb Swan, to co-locate with the Accountant's Office.
October 16, 1793 Disbursements for the Pay of the Army Joseph Howell Caleb Swan It is expected that all disbursements for the pay of the Army will be made on settled payrolls according to the instructions of the Comptroller of the Treasury and not based on estimates as was Swan's payment to Britt Ouion and other subordinate paymasters, which was counter to the instructions stipulated in the relevant Act of Congress.
December 6, 1793 Accounts Must Be Prepared According to the Comptroller's Instructions Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Howell admonishes Swan that he must be attentive to that part of the Comptroller's instructions which specifies the mode that accounts are to be prepared for submission to the Accountant's office. A current account is to be forwarded with each transmission of Swan's vouchers, and the balance must agree with Swans books at the time of transmission.
September 3, 1799 Complaints About New System Caleb Swan John Steele Swan notes that new regulations requiring him to reside in Philadelphia makes it impossible for him to carry out his duties which require daily contact with officers at a different location. Offers solution for solving problems with pay.
October 11, 1794 Instructions for Paymasters Henry Knox Presley Nevill Secretary Knox has been informed by the Treasury that Presley Nevill is to be Paymaster of the militia, called into service to quell the Whiskey Rebellion. That being the case, Knox is transmitting a copy of the instructions and forms established by the Comptroller for paymasters of the troops. James Alexander will transmit to Nevill the muster and pay rolls and blank books he will need to...
January 3, 1798 Comments on Interaction with the Comptroller, Letter from Simmons Stephen Rochefontaine Nehemiah Freeman Letter, alludes to letter of William Simmons to Freeman re actions of Rochefontaine.
September 11, 1792 Pay of the Army Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox is sending $45,637[&]33/100 dollars by special messenger to pay the troops for the period up to August 1st. It is hoped that the paymaster will be present so as to proceed according to the Comptroller's instructions but if not, the Quartermaster should act in his stead.
November 29, 1793 Case of Ensign Morgan; Irregularities in Regulations for Paying Troops Henry Knox Anthony Wayne The President regrets that the case of Ensign Morgan has yet to be resolved. The Comptroller has identified irregularities in the payments made by the paymaster who needs to be reminded of the necessity to follow the regulations established by the Treasury in matters involving pay to the troops.
July 31, 1798 [Rough Copy of Instructions for Paymaster and Storekeeper on Potomack] Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Appointment and instructions for the paymaster and store keeper at Harpers Ferry armory.
December 10, 1795 Letter to the Comptroller of the Treasury William Simmons Comptroller of the Treasury Requests instructions from the Comptroller of the Treasury to enable the War Accountant's office to enter the accounts which have been settled.
February 25, 1800 Proposed Code of Regulations & Instructions for the Artillery Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Tousard encloses the chapter headings and sections for the "Code of Regulations, Instruction, Etc. for the Artillery of the United States" that he had prepared for Hamilton's approval. Previously hoped for collaboration and cooperation from Maj. Hoops, but believed the advanced nature of the product, no further assistance was needed.
October 1, 1799 Proposed Regulations & Employment of Major Tousard Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "I wait for your instructions concerning the regulations proposed to you with respect to objects of extra expense. As soon as I receive your direction I shall issue orders for having the regulations carried into effect." PS: "If it shall be agreeable to General Pinckney to whom I have written on the subject, it is my wish to employ Major Tousard during the winter in assisting me to prepare...
November 24, 1800 Simmons Reporting Captain Charles Hyde to the Secretary of War William Simmons Samuel Dexter A significant amount of public money in the charge off Captain Charles Hyde, acting as paymaster for the 1st U.S. Regiment, remains unaccounted for. The amount now attributed to his debit stands at $79,000, and although Hyde has been repeatedly called upon by Simmons in line with the request of the Paymaster General, Hyde has not yet complied. The instructions of the Comptroller General of the...
January 5, 1798 Discusses Refusal of Captain Ingersoll to Sign Muster Roll Certificate Nehemiah Freeman Stephen Rochefontaine Leter, discusses Captain's Ingersoll's refusal to sign muster roll.
April 12, 1800 Receipt of Regulations on Matters of Supply John Wilkins, Jr. William Simmons Acknowledges receipt of regulations regarding barracks and regulations respecting certain supplies; respecting objects of special and extra expenses and regulations to be observed in delivery and distribution of fuel. These regulations will ease the business of department greatly.
June 30, 1794 Explanation of Practices of Paymaster General Constant Freeman Joseph Howell Impossible to follow instructions from comptroller due to state of troops and militia, however Freeman made it inadvisable to pay out any money without taking duplicate receipts. Duplicate copy of receipt rolls and letter to Comptroller enclosed. Requested decision of Howell on issue of promotion and increase in pay. Request that all future remittance of money be in the smallest denominations....
September 28, 1799 Supplies, Quarters, and Pay James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Routine instructions and correspondence concerning Army supplies, quarters, and pay
May 4, 1790 Regarding the account of William Blount Nicholas Eveleigh Joseph Howell The Comptroller of the Treasury informs the Commissioner of Army Accounts that William Blount - Deputy Paymaster General of the State of North Carolina - stands charged on the books of the Treasury for $1,104,000, of which $150,000 were remitted to him under Joseph Carleton, Paymaster of the Board of War and Ordnance.
January 25, 1793 Case of General Wilkinson receiving money from Swan Caleb Swan Joseph Howell The case of General Wilkinson having received $550 from Swan is a case of some delicacy. He was at that time Swan's commanding officer and his warrant is a complete indemnification to Swan. Too much solicitation on the subject may have a tendency to wound his feelings.