Excerpt from Report on Claims for Re-Imbursement of the State of Rhode Island, by the United States Government, on Account of the War With Spain: Made to His Excellency Elisha Dyer, Governor; January, 1899
In regard to the division of the claims into Recruiting, sub sisting, clothing, Supplying, equipping, paying and transportation, according to a decision of the Treasury Department in Washing ton, claims for reimbursement on above mentioned accounts will only be allowed in cases where services rendered were by and for men afterwards mustered into the United States volunteer army.
This decision necessitated the placing in the column for Sup plying many claims which would have otherwise been divided into various classes.
Payments made for subsisting, paying and transporting men not afterwards mustered into the United States service w111 be frequently noticed in the column for supplying; but necessarily placed there on account of the before mentioned decision of the Treasury Department.
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