LS, DNA, RG 217, Second Auditor's Account 11615. See letter of Sept. 1, 1848. On Jan. 28, 1850, Philip Clayton, Second Auditor of the Treasury, wrote to USG. "Your recruiting account for May 1848, has been examined and adjusted, and a balance found due the United States of $6.00, differing in that sum from your statement, being the enclosed Vouchers of Wm Saunders, who signed by mark, and has no attesting witness, and whose enlistment also, has not been received by this office." Copy, ibid., Second Auditor, Letters Sent. On March 12, 1851, Clayton again wrote to USG. "A settlement has been made in this office, which has this day been confirmed by the 2d. Comptroller, shewing your a/c balanced on account of Expenses of Recruiting." Ibid.
March 25th 1850
Herewith I enclose a statement of purchases made by me as Act Asst Comy. of Subs. of the 4th Infy. for the Hospital of the same Regt. The purchases were made on the certificate of the attending surgeon of the Regt.; and are disallowed at the 2d Auditors office, with these remarks. viz "These items have been excluded from Lieut Grants Subs. account and should be referred by him, to the Med. Dept. whence they will be referred to the 2d Auditor for adjustment" I respectfully request that the Surgeon General will approve of the purchases, so that the accounts will pass at the auditors office to my credit.
|I am Sir|
|Your Obt Servant|
|U. S. GRANT|
|To Genl T. Lawson||1st Lt. 4th Inf.y|
|Surgeon Genl U. S. A.||A. A. C. S.|
LS, DNA, RG 217, Second Auditor's Account 10127. Accompanying papers show that the expenditure of $43.25 was allowed. Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas Lawson of Va., served as surgeon-general 1836-61. See Calendar, March 16, 1850.