. A committee from the congress sent to confer with Gen. Schuyler recommended among
other things in its report of 23 Dec. 1775 that regimental paymasters be appointed,
but apparently nothing was done (JCC
, 3:450). On 5 June 1776 a committee of the whole considered along with other matters
the appointment of such paymasters, but rejected the idea (same, 5:418). Yet on 25
June regimental paymasters were urged upon colonies supplying militia for Continental
service (same, p. 479). Not until 16 July, on recommendation of the Board of War,
did the congress authorize paymasters for every regiment (same, p. 564).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.