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From Alexander Hamilton to Nathaniel Appleton, 8 February 1791

To Nathaniel Appleton

Treasury Department, February 8, 1791. Announces that Appleton has been selected by the President to pay “Pensions to Invalids for the space of one year.”1

LS, with an insertion in H’s handwriting, MS Division, New York Public Library.

1The United States had assumed the payment of military pensions to invalids “who were wounded and disabled during the late war” by “An Act providing for the payments of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 95 [September 29, 1789]) which provided payment of invalids until March 4, 1790. The payment of invalids for the years 1790 and 1791 was continued in “An Act further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 129–30 [July 16, 1790]) and “An Act to continue in force the act therein mentioned, and to make further provision for the payment of Pensions to Invalids, and for the support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 218 [March 3, 1791]).

This letter, except for the sums specified as due to invalids, is the same as H to Jedediah Huntington, January 30, 1790.

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