From Arthur Fenner1
Providence Feby. 3 1791
Your letter of the 14th Jany.2 I recd. In February 1786 a Committee appointed by the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island settled the Accounts with the Agent for the Rhode Island line of the late Army.3 There appeared in his hands certificates to the amount of three thousand seven Dollars and seventy three Ninetieths which were delivered over and lodgd in the Treasury of this State to be deliverd to the absentees or their representatives when called for. Since their being lodged in the Treasury the greatest part I am informed have been deliverd either to the original Proprietors or their representatives. The exact amount (if any) remaining in the Treasury I cannot at present ascertain the Treasurer living at Newport. I have wrote him on the subject, and as soon as I receive his Answer shall forward to you the amount.
With sentiments of esteem your Obedient Friend
A Fenner Govr
A Hamilton Secry
Treasury U States
Copy, The John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island.
1. Fenner was governor of Rhode Island.
3. See the “Report of the Committee appointed by the General Assembly relative to the services of Major John S. Dexter, as agent of the Rhode Island regiment” (Records of Rhode Island description begins John Russell Bartlett, ed., Records of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England (Providence, 1856–1865). description ends , X, 156–57).