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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 24, 1791 Discussion of Various Types of Pensions Relative to Revolutionary War Service Arthur Fenner Henry Knox Letter, alludes to Revolutionary War; discusses Invalid pensions; discusses widow and orphan pensions.
September 15, 1790 Payment of Arrears by State of Virginia to Invalids, Widows, and Orphans Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Request for information on arrears paid by state of Virginia to invalids, widows, and orphans.
January 24, 1791 Discussion of Returns for Payment of Invalid Pensions Arthur Fenner Henry Knox Letter, discusses return of invalid pensions.
September 15, 1790 Certificates for Invalids, Widows, and Orphans Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Money to be paid out to invalids, widows, and orphans. Request for information on arrears already paid by states to the above mentioned groups, War Department to reimburse states.
October 19, 1789 List of New Hamshire's Disabled Veterans, Etc. Henry Knox John Sullivan Knox requests a list of the military invalids from New Hampshire who have received pensions. A return also is needed of the officers' widows and orphans who have received half-pay from New Hampshire. The return should include the rank and time of the officers' deaths and the amount of the annual pensions paid to their widows and/or orphans.
September 15, 1790 Letter from the War Department to the Governor of Rhode Island Henry Knox William Greene Letter, discusses military pensions due invalids, widows and orphans; discusses arrears due pensioners.
February 14, 1791 Half-Pay Due Widows and Orphans Henry Knox [not available] The Secretary for the Department of War to whom was referred the petition of Anne Roberts and of the orphan children of the late Major Andrew Leitch and of the late Captain William White reports that the half pay due widows and orphans had not been paid by United States due to lack of proper application. He advises that applications for half-pay should be made to states of residence.
November 23, 1791 Petitions of Widows and Children Henry Knox United States Senate Knox considers the petitions of the widows and children of eight officers from South Carolina who died while in the service of the United States. He grants six of them seven years' half-pay as provided by the Resolve of Congress of the 24th of August 1780.
September 15, 1790 Arrearages Owed to Veterans, Widows, or Orphans Henry Knox Elisha Lawrence Knox inquires of Govenor Lawrence whether the state of New Jersey has provided arrearages of pay to any of its militry invalids, widows, or orphans. This information is needed so that the War Department can determine the amounts owed to these unfortunate people.
October 19, 1789 Requests for list of all military invalids to whom pension have been granted and paid by Virginia; & return of officer's widows and orphans paid by Virginia. Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Knox, per direction of President of United States, requests list of all military invalids to whom pension have been granted and paid by State of Virginia on pursuance of resolves of congress. No lists have been received since 1787. Asks for return of officer's widows and orphans paid by Virginia.
February 13, 1790 Pensions for New Jersey's widows, orphans, and invalids Henry Knox William Livingston Knox tells Livingston that all the states have not returned their lists of widows and orphans entitled to half-pay so Congress has not yet fully provided for them.
April 8, 1790 Discussion of Pension Payment to Rhode Island Invalids (6) Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses payment of Invalid pensions in Rhode Island.
September 15, 1790 Payment for Invalids, Widows, and Orphans Henry Knox Thomas Collins Legislature determined pay for invalids, widows, and orphans. If any partial payments have been made, government requires records of such payments for credit to be granted to the states.
February 13, 1790 Pensions for Invalids Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Requests list of Invalid Pensioners from Maryland having not received it from the Governor. Asks them to observe that pensions are only for the actual invalids or their representative. Congress has not determined a rule for providing for widows and orphans, therefore they cannot receive pensions at this time.
October 19, 1789 Exact List of Invalids Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Request for exact list of military invalids that received or are due a pension. States. Additional list of widows and orphans who have received pay.
October 19, 1789 List of Invalids Henry Knox George Walton Requests list of all military invalids, no lists from Georgia have been received. List of widows and orphans who have received compensation.
September 22, 1790 Report of John Nicholson, Esq., on Letter from Secretary of War-Pensioners, 1790. Jonathan Nicholson [not available] Reports payment of sundry pensions. Discusses certain provisions not made in cases where commissioned officers who died were not in actual service or captivity at the time. Mentions the case of Mrs. Catherine Thompson.
October 19, 1789 Request for List of Invalids Henry Knox John Collins Requested list of invalids to follow enclosed format.
February 21, 1794 Claims of Invalids Henry Knox House of Representatives Secretary Knox took measures to obtain adjudication by Supreme Court on the validity of claims by invalids. The attempt was unsuccessful, as will appear in Report of Attorney General. Message delivered to House of Representatives and Senate. At stake were claims of widows and orphans.
July 31, 1788 Half pay for widows Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Writes on the subject of half pay to make provisions to widows of soldiers who died or were killed, as is recommended by Act of Congress 17 August, 1779.
March 8, 1784 Pay for Army Widows John Pierce Phebe Colburn Reply to a widow regarding the resolutions of Congress on pay to women whose husbands were killed in the service
March 27, 1784 Case of a foreign army officer Hugh Williamson John Pierce Discusses the case of a foreign army officer in the Corps of Engineers who died in the service
April 27, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Henry Glenn Simmons discusses the claim of General Harkimer's widow with Rep. Henry Glenn.
April 20, 1784 Entitlements due to a foreign officer John Pierce Mr. Williamson Discusses the entitlements due to a foreign officer in the settlement of his account.
September 1, 1786 Regarding advances made to troops John Pierce Committee of Pay Table The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes the Committee of Pay Table regarding advances made by the United States to the troops of the Line of Connecticut.