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Washington pays Governor Pickens what he is owed, from the newly seized Charleston Sub-Treasury

Francis Wilkinson Pickens, detail
01/13/1861
The newly elected governor of South Carolina had returned the previous year from a term as President Buchanan's ambassador to Russia.  Pickens calculated that the U.S. Treasury owed him a balance of $3000 on his federal service.  Washington paid up but someone in the department astutely drafted the payment on the Charleston Sub-Treasury which the newly independent South Carolina had seized, along with its cash, a few weeks before.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 58. 

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