Sir. I percieve by an advertisement of yours in [...], Register that the pensioners of the U.S. claiming under the Law of 1828 can (if allowed) have their money transmitted to them at the place of their residence. I am reluctant to impose any unnecessary burden upon your department, but am induced by the wish to serve one of the most respectable survivors of the Rev.army, a colored man to avail myself of the privilege there offered to request that his money may be transmitted to him at Stockbridge by mail (an order if convenient on some Bank in Boston or N.York) -- I enclose his discharge and take the liberty to request that it may be returned -- and also to mention as an interesting fact in regard to this man that I have obtained his permission to send it with great difficulty. He declaims that he had rather forego the pension than lose the discharge. --
Lenox June 12. 1828.
I am Sir, with great respect
Hon. W. Rush, [...] is agreeable to the rules of your department I should esteem it a favor if the amt of my pension (provided it be obtained) could be remitted to me now and trhereafter as it may fallow at Stockbride thro the T. office -- and by means of a draft on Boston or N.York.
I have the honor to be with great respect
June 12. 1828