Regarding Invalid Pensions, the Constitution, Rhode Island Convention, & Office of Collector of Imports

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Date January 28, 1790
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses returns of Invalid pensions; mentions Constitution; discusses state convention; asks for appointment to Collector of Imports.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Col. John S. Dexter; ;
Related Places Providence; New York; Rhode Island; ;
Keywords procure the more influence in my favour; president's own knowledge of my character; least obligation to that class of citizen; mercantile interest; your opinion after reading a copy of my letter to the president; recommendations of any other gentlemen; greater freedom from the friendship and the full confidence you was pleased to express; desire to promote my interests; hope to secure the appointment of collector of import for this district; my wish and intention to make a tour; honor to inform you; last session of the general assembly appointed a committee to settle the invalid accounts and make the necessary returns you were pleased to require; in town tomorrow when we shall attend business; as soon as the returns are completed they shall be forwarded; convention that are to meet in this state; enlightened policy to accede to the new constitution; ;
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