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Olney, Jeremiah (1749-1812) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01758 Author/Creator: Olney, Jeremiah (1749-1812) Place Written: Saratoga, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 December 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 34.6 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Colonel Olney of the Rhode Island Regiment to Major General Knox. References Knox's letter of 12 December on the petition of the army on pensions to Congress. Says he has told his regiment about it and that it meets their approval. The Rhode Island regiment's part of the expenses for the committee to travel to Congress is 37 dollars. Asks Knox to take the money out of a warrant from the paymaster owed to the regiment and to hold on to the surplus. Asks to be kept informed of events.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Saratoga 22nd. Decr. 1782.

I have been honor'd with yours of 12th Int. Covering an Address & petition from
the Officers of the Army to Congress, on the important subject of ...their and the soldiers Greivances, & also the proceedings of the Representations of the several State lines, which address &c. I have (agreeable to your Request) laid before the officers of the Rhode Island Remt. and am authorized to assure you it meets their Fullest approbation and Consent - as to the sum Requir'd from the officers (being 37 Dollars [of] the Inclos'd list) for defraying the Expenses of the Committee which on this Business, I desire you to pay out of the Ballance due on the Inclos'd Warrant on the Pay Master Genl. being [strikeout] one hundred & Thirty one Dollars, having Inclos'd the same in your fav. I desire you will keep the surplus Ninety four Dollars, in your hand till a safe Conveyance offers to the Rgmt, or some person authorized to Receive it may call on you - as we Joyne our Brothers most [sincerely] in the present interesting address to Congress. I should esteem it a particular favour if you would Drop me a line on the subject of the Committee's Embassy, when you have any thing from them -
I have the Honor to be with Esteem
Sir
Your very Obedt. Humd. Servant
Jereh. Olney Lieut Colo. Comd. R. I. R.
[text loss] Genl. Knox
[docket]
from Colonel Olney [struck: January]
[struck: 1783] 22 Decr 1782.
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People: Olney, Jeremiah, 1749-1812
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmySoldier's PayPetitionContinental CongressCongressTravelNewburgh ConspiracyFinancePensions

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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