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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 18, 1799 French Instruction on the Use of the Sword Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith Hamilton assures Smith that he has no objection to officers being taught the use of the sword by French gentlemen as long as there is no expense to the public.
May 29, 1800 Concerning the renting of houses for public officials Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Stoddert is preparing to leave his office in Philadelphia for the summer and is arranging to pay $200 out of public expenses for renting a house elsewhere.
July 23, 1798 Disposing of the Public Horse in Your Possession Samuel Hodgdon Peter Shoemaker In order to avoid the expense of keeping the public horse in Lt. Shoemaker's possession, it should be sold if fair value can be obtained.
January 31, 1798 Saving the Expense of Rent John Steele Samuel Hodgdon An account has been adjusted at the Treasury in which $192 is due Hodgdon, the sum paid to William Smith for two years' rent of store No. 2 in which the rigging and sails of the ship "Cassius" are deposited. The sum will be paid at the Treasury but the expense can be saved in the future if these articles are moved to a public store.
July 12, 1787 Regarding the matter of bringing on Mr. Caleb Swan Joseph Howell John Pierce Discusses matter of bringing on Caleb Swan. Argues that it would be a saving to the government. His salary was no additional expense to public. Is settling Colonel Harmar's Regiment; the most complex piece of business he has yet taken on hand.
October 7, 1800 Expense for Removal from Philadelphia to Washington Unknown Author William Simmons Lists expenses related to travel, transportation, and shipping of home goods and family from Philadelphia to the City of Washington.
February 7, 1800 Allowances to be Made to General McPherson James McHenry William Simmons McHenry directs Simmons to put the sundry expenses for Brigadier General McPherson on the public expense, and lists previous officers such as Washington and Major General Lee who had been given the same privilege. However, McHenry notes the "extraordinary" expenses McPherson has incurred for himself, family guards, or guests at taverns, and that these expenses should be put on McPherson's...
December 1, 1791 Bad Weather Prevents the Expense Report Thomas H. Cushing Joseph Howell Reports bad weather that has prevented him from submitting and expense report, but will send it at the next post.
September 29, 1800 Accounts for Medical Aid Samuel Dexter William Simmons Medical aid should be offered to officers by the public. If at his post but there is no aid available, an officer should be permitted to seek and secure the best medical aid at the public expense. Officers on furlough are not entitled to publicly funded aid, as they have temporarily and voluntarily withdrawn from their contract with the public.
May 5, 1798 Removing the Shot & Shells at Your Furnace Samuel Hodgdon Daniel Udrie Hodgdon informs Udrie that the public shot and shells at his furnace will be removed to Philadelphia and asks him to arrange their transportation.
January 20, 1784 Pay of Regiments and Foreign Officers John Pierce Joseph Howell Discusses pay of a regiment and foreign officers. Explains that a foreign officer with pay certificates for the troops is missing. Discusses the method by which agents are to distribute certificates to regiments.
June 26, 1799 Requests Direction for Indian Affairs, Stolen Horses David Henley James McHenry The Indians have sent 18 horses in response to previous requests after issues with theft. Requests advice about how to proceed. The usual practice is a public sale, but requests permission and direction.
July 30, 1800 Expenses of Canon Foundry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Dexter Details on agreement between Mr. Foxall and the Government regarding building a cannon foundry near Philadelphia. Request for settlement of expenses accrued by Foxall.
December 11, 1800 Receipt for Bills of Expense [not available] [not available] Receipt for $38.12 paid Spencer for bills of expense of Brigadier General Wilkinson.
January 16, 1800 Rent Etc. Due J. Seagrove James McHenry William Simmons Paperwork submitted by McHenry show claims of J. Seagrove against U.S. for rent due on lands and buildings occupied by the government. McHenry authorized payment to be rendered to John Ross. Claim reimbursed should not include the expense of pine and cypress trees felled for public use.
April 28, 1798 Receipt of Dispatches Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig acknowledges the receipt of dispatches to Samuel Hodgdon.
April 21, 1792 Discusses Expense of Horses and Transportation in Kentucky James O'Hara Henry Knox Discusses number of horses required for the western counties of Kentucky and the expense of transportation.
March 19, 1794 Cartridge Boxes, Etc. Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Holt discusses a number of concerns relative to irons, carriages, buildings, and cartridge boxes.
October 1, 1800 Writing off Postage as an Expense William Simmons Michael G. Houdin Houdin's account for the quarter ending on the 30th of September has been processed. $7.50 was deducted for postage. Simmons asks Houdin to forward the receipt of the Postmaster with his account to confirm that the letters received by Houdin were related to public service.
August 15, 1798 Sickness Is Not Alarming Samuel Hodgdon Edward Carrington Along with his concern that the Sloop "Sally" sailed without the letter specifying the destination of the stores, Hodgdon notes that all the public offices have been removed from Philadelphia because of the threat of contagion. He remains because he believes the threat is exaggerated.
June 30, 1791 Preparing the Indians for Peace Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox reports on the progress of the levies of Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and hopes soon to forward a return of all the troops who have actually marched. If the expedition results in peace with the Indians, then the expense will have been worth it.
March 3, 1801 Certification of payment; James Caldwell for rent of stores at Albany wherein public property is deposited William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $250 to James Caldwell for rent of stores at Albany wherein public property is deposited, payable to Henry Glenn.
October 5, 1793 United States Relieved from a Heavy Expense William Blount Henry Knox After being warned of the danger of the fever at Philadelphia, the Chickasaw delegation have cancelled their trip to meet the President which saves the United States the expense of their journey.
September 12, 1795 Response to Request for Horse Timothy Pickering Solomon Van Rensselaer Pickering tells Van Renselaer that he may keep his public horse until the spring at his own expense or he can purchase him at his current value which seems the best solution.
August 1, 1794 No Temporary Buildings John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War [Knox] does not approve Hodgdon's proposal of erecting temporary buildings for the infant armory because the public cannot afford the extra expense.