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August 1, 1794 Exoneration of Accountability of Lt. Campbell Smith Joseph Howell Campbell Smith Receipts have been received from Mr. Swan for the money transmitted to Lt. Smith for the pay of troops so Smith is exonerated from any accountability in the transaction.
June 20, 1791 States Charged with Expenses of Arms and Ammunition Issued to Militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Militia and frontier protection; mentions state government and federal government responsibilities regarding the cost of arming citizens.
January 7, 1794 Purveyor of Public Supplies George Washington Congress of the United States The President of the United States addresses Congress, advising that it would be useful to have an officer charged with the duties of receiving, safe keeping, and distributing the public supplies. Such an office would secure a regular and punctual accountability for the issues of public supplies.
February 26, 1795 Accountability of Lieutenant Guillion Joseph Howell Isaac Shelby After examining the rolls of the detachment of militia under the command of Lieutenant Jeremiah Guillion, Howell concludes that Lieutenant Guillion is held accountable for the disbursal of pay agreeable to the enclosed receipt rolls.
1792 Rations for St. Clair's Army Samuel Hodgdon Richard Harrison Hodgdon has many questions and comments regarding the accountability of rations during St. Clair's campaign against the Indians.
March 25, 1791 Regarding Men Called to Action David Shepard Henry Knox Discusses orders from Gov. of Virginia to call out fifty men. Contract secured to supply men.
May 27, 1795 Accountability in the Use of Timber Samuel Shore Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon has specified that all timber received at the Navy Yard must be accounted for by specific measurement. William Herbert, who is foreman of the yard and temporary constructor of the frigate, asserts that his only responsiblity is to eliminate bad timber but Shore disagrees, arguing that Herbert must also be accountable for the amount of timber used. Perhaps a steward in the yard could...
May 30, 1795 Money for the Recruiting Service William Simmons William Rickard William Simmons notifies Captain William Rickard of his accountability for the recruiting funds disbursed to him.
July 17, 1790 Circular to the Lieutenants of the Counties to Cease Use of Scouts Henry Knox [not available] Letter from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to the lieutenants of various counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky directing them to replace scouts with small group of rangers. It also includes detailed instructions on how to document the authorization, use, and pay of said rangers.
December 29, 1791 Protection of Northwest Territory Henry Knox Lieutenant of Washington County, Pennsylvania The Lieutenant of Washington County, Pennsylvania is authorized by Knox to muster men for the protection of the Northwestern Territory.
April 9, 1793 Payment of the Scouts Employed in Westmoreland County Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Although Howell has been presented with the return for the scouts employed in Westmoreland County by Colonel Campbell, settlement should be made by Swan so it is referred accordingly. The County lieutenant has employed fourteen men of which eight are authorized by the Secretary of War. Swan should investigate the possibility that the remaining six will be paid by General Wayne.
October 26, 1792 Circular Henry Knox Absalom Baird Description of how scouts for Washington County will be paid via warrant.
February 6, 1796 Account of Lieutenant Lee William Simmons James McHenry Encloses to the Secretary of War the account of Lt. Lee in Pennsylvania.
October 26, 1792 [Circular] Notification of Pay Henry Knox David Shepard Details of how scouts for Ohio County would be paid in the future with orders to pay scouts for previous service.
April 15, 1790 Copy of letter forwarded to Lieutenant of Washington County Pennsylvania regarding protection of frontier from Indians Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Transmits a copy of letter forwarded to Lieutenant of Washington County Pennsylvania. Discusses plans for protection of frontier, but the means has not been decided upon by congress.
May 15, 1793 Original Receipts Required Joseph Howell Henry Knox Executive cannot reimburse Virginia without original receipts from the expenses accrued for the protection of the frontier.
May 25, 1795 Pay of the Scouts of Jefferson County Kentucky William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $446.66 is due the Scouts of Jefferson County in Kentucky for their service between June 25, 1794 and January 2, 1795.
June 20, 1794 Commissary of Stores appointed Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox The Secretary of War informs the Treasury Secretary that a Commissary of Stores has been appointed. A very regular system of accountability must now be established. Asks Hamilton whether it would not be advisable to instruct Samuel Hodgdon to concert with the Comptroller of the Treasury a plan for regulating that accountability.
February 23, 1799 Division of New Jersey into Recruiting Districts Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden provides his suggestion for dividing New Jersey into recruiting districts.
March 1, 1799 Poses Questions about Accountability of Stores aboard Ships, Accounts, and Accountability of Records Samuel Hodgdon William Winder Refers to letter with rigid rules outlining instructions. Raises potential queries for consideration: articles on board ships, accountablity for stores, tracing accounts through subordinates, layout of record book, etc.
September 26, 1793 Letter from Colonel Melton, Green County, to Georgia Governor Telfair reporting on operations against Creek Nation [not available] [not available] From Executive files of W. Urquhart, a report from Green County, Lieutenant Colonel Melton of 1st Regiment, Green County, reports that he has burned huts in Creek town, killed Warriors, and taken prisoners. Asks that prisoners be moved away from frontier people for their own safety. In need of arms and ammunition; frontier may be evacuated if no resupply.
March 10, 1791 Request to Forward Letter John Stagg Isaac Craig Forward enclosed letter to the Lieut. of Washington County, Pennsylvania.
March 4, 1794 Pay for the Scouts of Allegheny County Joseph Howell Presley Nevill John Wilkins has received the sum of $800 for pay due the Scouts employed in Allegheny County for four months in 1793.
May 2, 1792 Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers Joseph Howell Henry Knox Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers employed for the protection of the Frontier counties of the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Lists names and counties. Certification that the abstract was examined and compared with returns. All information verified.
October 6, 1791 DUPLICATE: [Circular] Henry Knox Absalom Baird Reminder that Baird could employ militia for 2 months to protect Washington County from Indians afterwhich they should be disbanded and records submitted to War Department.