LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, TRANSMITTING STATEMENTS IN RELATION TO THE NAVY’S PENSION FUND. JANUARY 12, 1819. READ, AND ORDERED TO LIE UPON THE TABLE.

United States Navy.


£125.00




Washington. Printed by E. de Krafft, 1st.ed., 1819. 38 pp., two large (fldg.) tables. Unbound as issued ; sewn; edges uncut & partly unopened. 23 x 15cm. General foxing, sewing fragile, o/w Nr.FINE. Published a few years after the War of 1812, this pamphlet on the state of the Naval Pension Fund, provides an interesting list of Navy Pensioners, each with the sailor’s or marine’s name, rank, residence, and monthly and annual pension. The names alphabetically arranged according to location. For example, Eli Stewart was a Sailing Master’s Mate from Pennsylvania, receiving a monthly pension of $7 and an annual pension of $84. James Wilson was a Seaman from New York with a monthly pension of $10 and an annual pension of $120. Andrew M’Cullum was a Marine from Massachusetts with a monthly pension of $8 and an annual pension of £96. Abraham Whipple was a Captain in the Revolutionary War from the District of Columbia and had a monthly pension of $30 and an annual pension of $360. Mary Cheever of Massachusetts, for the loss of her two sons, received a monthly pension of $8.33 1/3 and an annual pension of $100. Jane Blakeley, a Captain’s widow from the same state, received $50 per month, $600 per annum. Includes men, widows and orphans of officers and seamen hailing from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, North & South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana. The total bill for the Navy Department amounted to $34,970 ($25,258 for Officers, Seamen, &c. and $9,712 for widows, orphans, &c.). CONTEMPORARY LIST OF NAVAL PENSIONERS IN THE U.S. NAVY IN 1819.


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