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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 21, 1794 Settlement of the Sub-Paymasters Joseph Howell Henry Knox The deviation of the paymasters and sub-paymasters from the system prescribed by the Comptroller has prevented Howell from acting on a great proportion of their accounts.
April 3, 1799 Army Recruiting and Paymasters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Discusses Army recruiting and the nomination of paymasters
March 31, 1784 Paymasters and agents Timothy Pickering John Pierce Request for a list of paymasters and agents who have been settling accounts with Pierce.
December 7, 1794 Consolidation & Settlement of Paymasters' Accounts Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Subordinate paymasters have not been settling their accounts in a timely fashion so Knox asks Wayne to issue a general order to the effect that all subordinate paymasters promptly transmit their accounts and vouchers to the accountant of the War Department for settlement and continue to follow this procedure in the future.
July 10, 1796 Forage Pay for Paymasters, Etc. Caleb Swan William Simmons CITATION only. Simmons to Swan 09/16/1796. [Discusses the position of General Wilkinson on forage pay for Sub-Legion paymasters and quartermasters, the settling of the accounts of the sub-legion paymasters, "estimates" from Army returns, advance pay of officers, pay of artillery units going to West Point, settling with officers returning from furlough, and the settlement of Captain Britt's...
January 28, 1784 Certificates for Paymasters John Pierce Samuel Young CITATION Only. Cited in Young to Pierce 02/29/1784 in which Young refers to this 01/28/1784 letter as acquainting him with the certificates that will be made out soon and given to the paymasters.
February 27, 1793 Petition of Regional Paymasters Henry Knox Senate of the United States Secretary Knox addresses the U.S. Senate regarding the petition of Charles Knowles, and others, late Regimental Paymasters, and agents of Massachusetts quota of Continental Army.
September 1, 1794 Travel Expences of Paymasters Joseph Howell Frederick Dalcho Reasonable travel expences incurred in the performance of the duties of paymasters should be allowed as long as they are substantiated by receipts.
February 2, 1797 Accounts of the Paymasters at Detroit Caleb Swan William Simmons Despite the depth of snow and extreme cold weather, Swan is transmitting the accounts and vouchers of the several paymasters via merchants who each winter travel to lower Canada and from there to Niagara.
July 20, 1798 Pay of Adjutants & Paymasters James McHenry William Simmons McHenry explains that the Act of Congress of 30 May 1794 makes no distinctions between the pay of adjutants and paymasters. Any officer of a battalion of artillery who does either of those duties is entitled to the same pay as an officer doing the same duties for a regiment.
April 13, 1793 Duties of Paymasters & Mr. Britt's Illness Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Howell admonishes Swan regarding the importance of providing thorough instructions on the duties of those officers acting as paymasters. Mr. Belli and Major Rudolph have just arrived from Fort Washington and report that Mr. Britt is very ill so Howell expresses concern regarding the accounts of the trooops in that quarter.
June 28, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons discusses with the Secretary at War pay entitlements of officers acting as paymasters.
December 7, 1793 Anxious for the Subordinate Paymasters' Account, Etc. Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Howell admits that he has not had the leisure to examine the following accounts: the box of accounts forwarded by Colonel Sargent, Mr. Britt's accounts, and the accounts of the several officers that have also been received. He is extremely anxious to receive the subordinate Paymasters' accounts so that measures can be taken to settle them.
April 12, 1794 Settlement of Old Accounts Joseph Howell Mr. Carnes Howell explains the procedure for soldiers to settle their accounts so long as their service occurred before the 10th of April 1780.
April 27, 1797 General Orders for Regimental Paymasters Thomas H. Cushing William Simmons An extract from the original General Orders issued at Detroit on 10 July 1797 in which regimental paymasters are ordered to render their accounts to Paymaster General Caleb Swan who will then transmit them to William Simmons.
October 17, 1797 Sundry Letter Enclosed and Request for Account Information William Simmons George Gale Simmons enclosed sundry letters for different Paymasters of Maryland militia called up to suppress rebellion in Western counties of Pennsylvania. Simmons requested Paymasters account for monies by producing necessary vouchers for sums paid or by refunding any balance to the Treasurer of the United States. Simmons requested Gale forward the letters to their appropriate recipient.
September 20, 1796 Additional Compensation for Kentucky Paymasters Daniel Barbee Charles Scott Barbee and five other paymasters of the Kentucky mounted Volunteers ask General Scott to assist them in gaining additional pay following October 26th of the year 1794. They feel they are entitled to compensation for the entire period of their service.
September 20, 1799 Account Book Listing Accounts for Paymasters William Simmons [not available] Abstract of moneys forwarded to Paymasters, as well as other accounts for various individuals.
October 17, 1797 Sundry Letters Enclosed and Request for Vouchers William Simmons William Dayton Simmons enclosed sundry letters for different Paymasters of New Jersey militia called up to suppress rebellion in Western counties of Pennsylvania. Simmons requested Paymasters account for monies by producing necessary vouchers for sums paid or by refunding any balance to the Treasurer of the United States. Simmons requested Dayton forward the letters to their appropriate recipient.
April 27, 1798 Extract of General Orders, 10 July 1797 Thomas H. Cushing William Simmons Extract of General Orders dated July 10, 1797, Detroit. It refers to a letter of Caleb Swan in which he asserts that the regimental paymasters refuse to render him their accounts for settlement as has been the accustomed rule. The paymasters are directed to settle their accounts with Swan immediately.
May 26, 1797 Paymasters' accounts William Simmons James Wilkinson Notifies Wilkinson of his receipt of Mr. Vance's accounts as paymaster of the 3rd Sub Legion and reminds Wilkinson of his need for the accounts of the other paymasters
September 16, 1796 Army pay matters William Simmons Caleb Swan Discusses the position of General Wilkinson on forage pay for Sub-Legion paymasters and quartermasters, the settling of the accounts of the sub-legion paymasters, "estimates" from Army returns, advance pay of officers, pay of artillery units going to West Point, settling with officers returning from furlough, and the settlement of Captain Britt's accounts as paymaster.
April 9, 1799 Issuing Clothing Through Regimental Paymasters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton describes the process by which clothing is to be issued through regimental paymasters.
June 4, 1796 Difficulty in getting accounts from Sub-Legion Paymasters William Simmons Caleb Swan Discusses the difficulties in getting the paymasters of the Army's Sub Legions to submit their accounts regularly and requests Paymaster General Swan's aid in getting them to submit their accounts for settlement.
September 19, 1799 The Business of Paying the Troops Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton Swan discusses his proposals for improving the process of paying the troops. The appointment of deputy paymasters to the various regions would help immensely as would the addition of regimental paymasters.