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Copies of Letter from the Judge of the District Court of Virginia to the Secretary of War

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 4th Cong, Senate, Sec War Reports, RG46 (no image)
Document Information
Date January 4, 1796
Author Name Cyrus Griffin (primary) Location: Williamsburg
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary Griffin encloses three cases of soldiers seeking pensions for injuries sustained during service. The first is that of Ulisses Rogers, whose thigh was broken. Griffin sends the best papers he could find in support of the claim, following the points set forth in the Act of Congress. Rogers had not previously applied because he lives in an isolated area and had not heard about the pension law. He is to receive half pay as a corporal. The second pension applicant is Benjamin Hendricks, who had submitted paperwork before but was told it was unsatisfactory. The enclosed papers are meant to supplement the previous application. He is to receive half pay as a private. The third pension applicant is William Smith, whose paperwork is complete. He is to receive half pay as a sergeant.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 03/22/1796.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; Cyrus Griffin; Ulisses Rogers; Ulysses Rogers; pensioners; Benjamin Hendricks; physicians; William Smith; ;
Related Places Williamsburg; post town; ;
Keywords pension; half pay; affidavit; statement of the physicians; wound; ;
Key Phrases considering the extreme difficulty of executing the Act of Congress relative to pensioners;

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