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November 10, 1785 Assisting claimants with lost records John Pierce Thomas Walley The Commissioner of Army Accounts notifies Messrs Denning and Walley that, in lieu of their lost records, he has extracted information from his books that will assist in determining what settlement may be owed to them. Pierce laments that, without the misplaced records, it is impossible for him to check credits given to the state on settlement with Walley's and Denning's line.
August 7, 1786 Charges against General DeHaas Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson As requested, enclosed are the charges against General DeHaas. Mr. Pierce is still absent but, when he returns, he will be informed of the issue regarding Col. Wood although the author needs to be sure that it is Col. Joseph Wood that is being referenced and not some other Col. Wood. Also the 445 pounds [currency] granted to Capt. McGowan was for the use of State regiments and verification is...
March 10, 1791 Certification of a True Copy Thomas Jefferson [not available] Document certified the enclosed document was a true copy of Act to raising additional troops for the protection of frontier.
July 25, 1795 Confirms receipt of records William Simmons Isaac Craig Confirms receipt of records sent by Major Craig.
November 10, 1800 Devastating Fire at the War Office! Samuel Dexter Samuel Hodgdon This letter discusses the loss of records that occurred as a result of the fire that consumed the War Department. The accountant saved the principal part of his which were below stairs. Dexter asks Hodgdon to provide copies from his records to assist present business.
November 10, 1791 Accuracy of Records William Knox Isaac Craig Omission of goods from some invoices and receipts but books of Knox's office contain accurate records. Knox attributes mistakes to the amount of work he is currently engaged in. Tracks invoices and other bookkeeping.
October 31, 1799 General Court Martial Records James McHenry John Adams Encloses records from the General Court Martial. Illegible details.
February 1, 1793 Seeks to Reconcile Records in Different Quarters James O'Hara Henry Knox Refers to expenses of John Belli and communications with General Wilkinson. Seeks to make sure records are in the proper quarter.
December 30, 1800 Destruction of records by fire Samuel Dexter R. Bayard Dexter informs Bayard that the records he seeks were destroyed by fire.
September 5, 1795 Confirms receipt of pay records William Simmons Francis D'Hebecourt Confirms receipt of a letter from Capt. D'Hebecourt containing the pay records for the militia of Gallipolis.
November 10, 1800 Records Lost Due to Fire; Request List of Invalids Samuel Dexter John Pierce Reports destruction of all paper files by fire. Requests an official list of invalids from the last half of the year.
June 30, 1786 Regimental records and officers John Pierce William Houston Discusses regimental records and encloses history of the arrangements, deaths, and resignations of various officers; also mentions Georgia.
July 31, 1795 Request for delivery of financial records William Simmons Meeker Cochran Requests that Meeker Cochran deliver any financial records in his possession to the Accountant's Office.
June 7, 1799 Records of Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Urgently needs abstracts for the first, third, and fourth quarters, vouchers for entire year of 1798, and an account of all stores on hand. Hoped William King arrived and fulfilled expectations of his talents.
November 14, 1800 Detailed Account of War Department Fire Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mentions destruction of the War Office, fire moving to the War Department Library starting at the "back part of the chimney that belonged to the next house." Accountant was able to save some documents. All the papers, records for this office were destroyed. Mentioned peace likely abroad.
September 10, 1784 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce John White Pierce informs White that the States have each pursued their own measures in seeking financial settlements with members of their respective Lines. This circumstance, Pierce states, will likely result in a financial hardship for the United States. Pierce hopes this matter will soon be addressed by Congress but, in the meanwhile, Pierce urges White to be careful at establishing precedent with...
September 12, 1798 Rations and Records James Tripplett William Simmons Triplett discuss the procurement of rations for the Navy and records of disbursement. Mentioned that the manner in which Triplet will receive rations will be different from Simmons.
February 14, 1801 Requesting the Authority Under Which Hodgdon Purchased Land William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Request for authority on which Hodgdon bought land. Records consumed in fire.
May 28, 1795 Pay Records of Ensign David Thompson William Simmons George Gale William Simmons confirms receipt of pay records pertaining to Ensign David Thompson. Thompson's records were sent to Simmons by George Gale.
September 7, 1798 Transfer of records William Simmons Accountant's Office Simmons transfers records and accounts pertaining to the Navy Department to the Accountant of the Navy.
November 21, 1800 Fire that Destroyed the War Department Building Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig expresses regret to Samuel Hodgdon after receiving news of the fire that destroyed the War Department building and records. Craig anticipates much confusion from the loss.
November 6, 1800 Explains Charged Accounts and Mismanagement [not available] William Simmons Claims to not have received pertinent information from his superiors as to how to handle accounts correctly. Explains the various accounts and charges--for example, he inadvertently charged the clothing department instead of the military department. He refers to verbal requests without written records, Indian annuities, and references various titles and people requesting various amounts and...
December 20, 1787 Enclosed Returns Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Records of returns from settlements made by the State.
September 6, 1798 Enclosed Records for Settlement William Simmons [not available] Enclosed accounts that have not been examined or settled.
May 4, 1795 Simmons discusses pay, finance, and accounting with J. Wentworth William Simmons Joseph Wentworth William Simmons confirms receipt of records sent by Joseph Wentworth. These records pertain to the accounts of Captain Tilton.