Discussion of Returns for Payment of Invalid Pensions

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Date January 24, 1791
Author Name Arthur Fenner (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses return of invalid pensions.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Anne Greene; Mary Johnson; widows; orphans; officers; deceased officers; Committee; General Treasurer; ;
Related Places Providence; United States; ;
Keywords advances; seven years half pay; return; liquidating; invalid accounts; invalid return; specie; paper currency of this state; appoint a committee; interest; estimate;
Key Phrases proper to remark that some of these notes have been wholly and others partially paid off in the paper currency of this state by acts of legislature; act of government authorizing the final liquidation of the aforesaid advances made by the state for ascertaining the arrears; make a point of laying the matter early before the legislature at their session; unfortunate class of citizens;estimate for the seven years half pay; General Treasurer of the state has issued his notes on interest; remains doubtful to me from the manner of expression in your letter whether you have received a return of said deceased officers made by the committee appointed by the legislature for finally liquidating and settling the invalid accounts; supposed to have been by them transmitted with the invalid return; subject of advances made by this state to the widows and orphans of the officers who died in the service of the United States on account of the seven years half pay;
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