Request for Payment for Services Rendered; Invalid Pensions

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Date April 25, 1791
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, asks for balance due him by the United States; mentions Invalid accounts.
Document Format Letter, Type Undetermined
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Colonel Dexter; Russell; Clark; Nightingale; Bourne; Hugh McDougall; invalid; ;
Related Places Providence; United States; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords claim; account; money; receipt; finances; invalid accounts; safe conveyance; vouchers; died; ;
Key Phrases complyance with my request and sending the money by return of Col. Dexter who will give receipt in my behalf will render me very particular and essential service; invalid accounts have been ready since July last, but having no safe conveyance did not think proper to transmit them;

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Providence 25th April 1791
Having so good an opportunity as presents by my Friend Colo Dexter who setts out in the Morning for Philadelpha, I take the Liberty again to call your attention a few moments Respecting my claim against the United States, as also that of Messrs Russells & Clark & Nightingale, which with my acct I had the Honor to Transmitt you by Mr. [undecipherable] in December last, your complyance Sir with my Request and sending the money by Return of Colo Dexter, who will give Receipt in my behalf will Render me a very particular and essential service, and as not my Finances peculiarly [undecipherable], I should not now Trouble you on this Subject, but have still waited with patience untill you were more at Leisure--
My Invalid accounts have been Ready since July last, but not having no [undecipherable] safe Conveyance I did not think proper to Transmitt them, which I now committ with the Voucher to the care of Colo Dexter. the Balance due the United States is [per?] accot stated, is Thirty six Dollars & 8 Cents which I have Requested Colo Deter to Discount Discharge out of the money he will Receive on my account from you-- [undecipherable] inspection I think ought [undecipherable] to be allowed me in addition to the 2 perct to [undecipherable] for the Trouble I had in [undecipherable] the Business--but Sir if you cannot [undecipherable] with [undecipherable] [undecipherable] their -- Colo Dexter will
which Colo Dexter will Discount the sum out of the money he will Receive of you on my account--
P.S. Since writing this Letter I hear Hugh McDougall an Invalid Died on the 23rd Inst. in this Town--
To Genl Knox 25th April 1791