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Account of the contingency expenses of the United States, including circular letter from Samuel Osgood, Walter Livingston, and Arthur Lee to the state governors
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1786
Volume 18, Pages 539-542

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ARTHUR LEE, SAMUEL OSGOOD & WALTER LIVINGSTON TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Board of Treasury, February 22nd, 1786.

(Circular)

Sir:

We do ourselves the Honor of transmitting to your Excellency, for the information of the Legislature of the State in which you preside, a particular statement of the Contingent Expenditures of the United States from the first of January to the 31st December, 1785.

We have the Honor to be,
Your Excellency's obedt. humble servants.,
SAMUEL OSGOOD,
WALTER LIVINGSTON,
ARTHUR LEE.

EXPENDITURES UNDER THE GENERAL HEAD OF CONTINGENCIES FROM THE 1st DAY OF JANUARY TO THE 31st DECR, 1785.
[From Executive Letter Book.]
Payment of old Accounts. 1785.
Feb. 24.
Sedediah Leeds & Company by Warrant drawn by the President of Congress this day, in pursuance of an Act of same date, in discharge of a Judgement obtained by them by Capt. John Barry, at a Superior Court held at New London, in the State of Connecticut, 4th Sept., 1784, for 5,063.6.11 Livres Hispa
613.66
Mar. 22.
Colonel Lewis Atayataghronta in payment of two Certificates, Nos. 64,457 & 67,458 in his favor, principal and Interest given him by the Paymaster General for his services; done by Act of Congress of the 21st Instant
1,075.88
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Doctor Pellou in pursuance of an Act of the 21st Instant
60.00
Francis Carbonneaux by Warrant of the President of Congress dated the 4th Inst., pursuant to an Act of the same date
300.00
31.
Jonas Smith, Dy. Commissary of Purchasers, for the amount of sundry provisions purchased by him as settled by Jona'n Burwell and paid by the special Act of Congress of the 21st of March last
2,516.68
Capt. Pierre Ayotte, a Canadian, on account of the Balance that may be found due him, drawn by the President pursuant to the Act of Congress 24th February, 1785
300.00
The Estate of Peter Summers, deceased, being the amount of principal & Interest of sundry Certificates cancelled at the Treasury that were issued by Benjamin Stelle, Commissioner for Pennsylvania, in favor of said Summers & paid by the Executors for Beef sold, being part of the Specific Supplies from the State of Maryland, the Executors availing the Estate of the Act of Congress of the 3d June, 1784
1,552.01
May 21.
William Denning for this sum paid him being the balance of an order drawn by the late Superintendant of France, on Thomas Tillotson, Receiver for New York, for pay due him as one of the Commissioners of the former Board of Treasury & paid on the principle of the Act of Congress, ordering the payment of the Civil list arrearages
2,492.69
May 25.
Arthur Lee, Esquire, for his services & expences as corresponding Agent for the United States in London pursuant to the Act of Congress of the fourth of March last
1,977.70
June 1.
Monsr. de Marbois, Administrator to the Estate of Colo. Malmady, deceased, for interest on part of an Account certified to his Administrators, paid on the principle of the Act of Congress of the 3d February, 1784
170.00
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3.
James Byers, in pursuance of an Act of Congress of 13th April last, in payment of a debt that had been certified by the Register on Interest
4,104.77
Samuel Parsons, for Parsons, Alston & Co., of Martinique, in pursuance of an Act of Congress 12th April last, being in payment of the Schooner Fame, captured on her passage from Martinique with dispatches to Congress, for monies advanced by them to American prisoners, and for interest arising thereon
4,885.88
6.
Captain Peter Landais, the amount of his claim for his services in the Navy, pursuant to Act of Congress 2nd Inst
4,498.88
9.
His Excellency Governor Clinton, for supplies furnished by Wm. Paulding, for which he was personally obligated in payment. Done by Order of Congress 17th March last
3,266.66
23.
Major B. Vanhur, late a Capt. of Light Dragoons for so much in part payment for a Certificate No. 83,621, issued to him by the paymaster General to enable him to return to his Native Country, agreeably to an Act of Congress 15 Feby, 1785
500.00
John Franklin, being for his services as a guide from 10th October, 1779, to the 4th April, 1780, as per Act of Congress 15th April, last
117.30
24.
Joshua Coit, late Clerk in the Secretary's office for principal & Interest of a Certificate heretofore issued to him for his services & paid on the principle of the Act of Congress, ordering the payment of the Civil list
160.21
Patrick Ferrell, Assignee of Samuel Warren, for his pay as Dy. Commissary of Prisoners to Southern Army from 31st May, 1782, to 26th Feby., 1783
597.88
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Carried on
29,190.21