Request for Removal of Remainder of Public Stores

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Date July 8, 1792
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Asks for Knox to remove remainder of stores. Olney finds that a considerable inconvenience arises in superintending the deposits of public stores yet remaining in Rhode Island, which are principally in the state house cellar and powder magazine in Providence. Is desirous of being relieved from this service and the trust of the public stores.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Olney, 07/14/1792.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Colonel Daniel Tillinghast; Artillery Company; Superintendent of Public Stores; ;
Related Places Providence; Rhode Island; State House cellar; powder magazine; ;
Keywords inconvenience; deposits of public stores; powder; removal; public interest; field pieces; account; future orders; ;
Key Phrases thought proper to defer exhibiting my account as superintendent of the Public stores in this state until I hear from you; comprehend the whole charge; find a considerable inconvenience arises in superintending the deposits of public stores yet remaining in this state which are principally in the state house cellar and powder magazine in this town from the frequent application I have to deliver private powder deposits in the magazine; obliged to attend to myself as I am responsible for the public property; desirous of being relieved from this service and the trust I hold of the public stores;
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