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Relief for Veterans

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CollectionVirginia State Library: Executive Papers, Office of Governors Letters view image
Document Information
Date June 9, 1785
Author Name Charles Thomson (primary) Location: Office of Secretary of Congress
Recipient Name Patrick Henry (primary)
Summary Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, forwards notification of an act of Congress to Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia. This Congressional resolution provides for the relief of disabled veterans of the Revolutionary War.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
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Related Persons/Groups Patrick Henry; Charles Thomson; Governor of Virginia; soldiers; seamen; officers; men; invalids; pensioners; Secretary of Congress; disabled veterans; ;
Related Places Office of Secretary of Congress; ;
Keywords Revolutionary War; claims; humanity; gratitude; justice; relief; ;
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Letter for
Chas Thompson
June 9. 85
(pensions act).
June 9th 1785
GW. 11664 15/90
M Richardson
Office of Secretary of Congress
June 9th, 1785
I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency an Act of the United States in Congress assembled for the relief of the Officers, Soldiers and Seamen who have been disabled in the service of the United States during the late war.
As the condition of many of these unfortunate men, who have a claim, not merely on the humanity, but on the gratitude and justice of their Country, demands immediate attention, I have the firmest confidence that the State of Virginia will take the earliest opportunity of making the provision recommended in the enclosed act.
With the greatest Respect
I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's
Most obedient and
Most humble Servt
Chas Thomson
His Excellency the
Governor of