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Appropriation request for secret services, 1691 June 10

Queen Mary II requests Henry Guy be paid £25,000 from her private discretionary fund.

Document regarding Richard Hill, 1692 May 17

King William III of England writes about English diplomat and Ambassador Richard Hill, who served as the King’s Deputy Paymaster General to the Army during the Nine Years' War (1688-1697).

De par le Roy, 1701 November 1

Louis XIV signs the passport of a ship's captain. Provenance note on reverse: "This permit, granted by King Louis XXIV [sic] of France, presented to Chas. H. Townsend by Capt. de Brice of the Imperial Navy and Director General of the Port of Le…

Authorization for payment of the clergy, 1713 June 17

Queen Anne of Great Britain authorizes the payment of £2,300 to Edward Barker, the Treasurer to the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy.

Letter from Robert Morris to James Constable, 1793 November 7

Robert Morris, a Founding Father of the United States and financier of the American Revolution, requests information regarding the discount of a note for $8,000.

Letter from King George III, 1794 June 16

King George III of Great Britain writes a letter regarding the travels of the Princess Royal.

Warrant for the payment of twenty guineas, 1798 April 24

King George III of Great Britain signs a Royal Warrant that permits Monsieur Dutendas to transmit twenty guineas to his wife who resided at Montreuil-sur-Mer (the Pas-de-Calais, France). The warrant refers to the "Act for preventing money or effects…

Payment for services, 1798 June 30

Captain William Henry Harrison signs this copy of an original document that authorizes his payment for services rendered as the Assistant Quartermaster of Fort Washington.

Order to pay troops under Hamilton's command, 1799-1800

Revolutionary War General Alexander Hamilton requests that Paymaster-General Caleb Swan pay Captain Benjamin Williamson $6,000 for the troops under Hamilton's command.

Note from Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 1803 January 23

President Thomas Jefferson writes this note regarding the payment of the Jefferson daughters' (Maria Eppes and Martha Randolph) trip to Virginia.