Discussion of Expenses Surrounding Transport and Storage of Military Stores

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Date May 24, 1791
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses sum charged for removal of stores; discusses monthly allowance to keep public stores.
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Document Notes Cited in Knox to Olney, 06/15/1791.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Colonel Dexter; ;
Related Places Providence; United States; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords deduction; account; public stores; military stores; returns; monthly allowance; expenses; visits; principle deposits; collection and removal; ;
Key Phrases took charge of the stores and after compleating of collection and examination of them I exhibited my account of the expenses; received the monthly allowance for executing this particular trust of safe keeping said stores; persons might have been continued or perhaps others found to have accepted the charge of the stores and performed all the duties of collection & removal for even a less sum than the monthly allowance, but then how might the public have faired in the end; spent the time industriously and necessarily as it respected the public interest; cannot in anywise be considered as a duty connected to the small monthly allowance of eight dollars for the safe keeping trust I undertook to perform which was barely the safe keeping of the stores; removal of the stores not being contemplated; condition of my acceptance of the trust that the stores should remain at the public risk and all necessary expences of storage collection or removal be paid me as appears by my letter to you on that subject; beg leave respectfully to remark that upon his return from Philadelphia my feelings were very much hurt to find that you had from a misconception as I conceive of the conditions on which I took charge of the public stores or from an unfavourable idea that I had exhibited an improper demand, deducted the 22 1/2 days service charged in the account for preparing and attending the loading of military stores;
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