Discussion of Pension Payment to Rhode Island Invalids

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Date March 2, 1790
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Olney has received the list of pensioners from Knox. There is a discrepancy between it and the one which Olney prepared: Abiel Weaver is being overpaid.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Abiel Weaver; ;
Related Places Providence; Rhode Island; ;
Keywords return of invalids; warrant; payment; pensions; inspection; ;
Key Phrases by mistake he is carried out in the return; of consequence the nine dollars will remain for me to account; Secretary of the Treasury; honored with your favor; enclosing a return of the invalids of this state; warrant thereon for the payment of their pensions; comparing said return with my original entries of inspection;

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to the Secretary of War
2ndMarch 1790
Province 2nd March 1790
I have been honor'd with your favr of 19th Ulto enclosing a Return of the invalids of this State with your Warrant thereon for the payment of their pensions Respectively--on comparing said Return with my original Entries of Inspection, I find it to agree. Except in the Instance of Abiel Weaver--the allowance made him was only 2 1/2 Doll. per month [test?] by mistake he is carried out in the Return sent me at the Rate of 4 Dollars per month, which makes an over[undecipherable] Sum of 9 Dollars for one [undecipherable]--I shall take care that he is paid at the Rate of 2 1/2 Dollars per month only--of consequence the Nine Dollars will Remain for me to account
The Honorable the Secretary of the Treasury as you promised has furnished me with only [undecipherable] Dollars [undecipherable]
I have the Honor to beSirYour Most Obed.Humbl ServtJereh Olney
Honble Secretary at War--