Paymaster General letter, signed by Paymaster General George Bliss, Jr., November 19, 1862
State of New-York,
Paymaster General's Office,
Albany, November 19th, 1862.
I have now made such progress in the settlement of my accounts, that I
shall soon be ready to attend to the payment of the State bounty to those men who were not
present when their regiments were paid, and have not therefore received the bounty to which
they are entitled.
Are there any such persons in your regiment? If so, application for their bounties should
be made at once. I expect to file my accounts with the Comptroller of the State about December 1st, and after that time it will probably require the action of the legislature before bounties
not then paid can be paid.
To procure the bounty proceed as follows:
If the man for whom bounty is desired has received half of his bounty by check, send to
me a receipt, signed by him, for the remaining half, together with an order for his money, stating
where he desires it sent. If a certificate for the second half of the bounty has been issued,
If he has received no portion of his bounty, send a receipt for fifty dollars and one of the
original enlistment papers, headed "Volunteer Enlistment," together with the order as before.
In both cases a certificate from the Adjutant must accompany the papers, to the effect that
the man has not received his bounty, stating why he was not present when his regiment was
paid, and that he is then actually with his regiment.
Your obedient servant,
George Bliss, Jr.,
Col. Wm R Pease
Commanding 117th Regiment N.Y.S.V.
Adjt Genl. S. N.Y.
November 19th 1862
Col Geo BlissJr
Pay Master Genl
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