12.23.2014

Letter to Waters Allen from Andrew Jackson

Head Quarters 7th. M. D. New Orleans
23d. Decr. 1814

Sir

         Your letter of the 4h. Instant has been recd. with the inclosure--You will in future be pleased to keep to yourself your Opinions upon the policy of us makeing payments to particular Corps--It is enough for you to receive my order for the payment of the troops with the necessary muster rolls without enquiring, whether the troops are white, Black, or red.
         You are not to know whether I have rec'd. authority from the War department to employ any particular description of men, and will immediately upon rect. of this, make the payment to the Choctaws upon the muster rolls of Maj'r. Blue, deducting from the amount noted on the rolls for clothing recd. {the the amount from thereon after this deduct will be made}. I have already stated the necessity of making these prompt payments, let it not therefore agin be necessary to reiterate this order.
        Majr. Henry mistook my order relative to the payment of his dragoons. I did not expect you to make the payment, knowing that you had not the funds;
         This application should have been made to Majr. Pemberton--I am respectfully Yr. Obt. Servt.

                                                                                     A Jackson
                                                                                     M Genl. comdg

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