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THE NATIONAL TRIBUTE,
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Tina attention of the former clients of B. F. Pritchard,
Esq,', of Indianapolis, Indiana, who have not written to
mo since December 187G, is again Called to the following:
Indianapolis, Indiana, iSro. 33, 1876.
GKOKGE E. LEiEON, Esq., Washington, D. C.
Dear Sro : You are hereby authorized to netify
each of my cliouts that I have transferred to you all their
claims, evidences &c., and that it is my desire they should
correspond with you hereafter, and forward such evidence
as you may need" to complete their claims.
(Signed,) B. F. PttlTCIIAItD.
This proposed transfer was submitted to the lion. Z.
Chandler, Secretary of the Interior, for his consideration
and action. The following extract from his letter, writ
ten to the Hon. J. A. Bentlcy, Commissioner of Pensions,
explains itself, and to it your attention is invited :
DeTARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, D. C, J)cc 6, 1876.
In view of the peculiar state of facts existing in
the case, and the good standing of Mr. Lemon as an At
torney before this Department, as well as his apparent
good faith in this entire transaction, I am of the opinion
that it woum DC proper to aiiow uie transier to oe maue.
T T f -r
Hon. J. A. Bentley,
, Commissioner of Pensions.
In accordance with the foregoing, the Hon. J. A. Bent
ley, Commissioner of Pensions, issued an order recognizing
me in all cases filed by Mr. Pritchard prior to October 16,
1876, wherein he had the power of substitution.
THIS CLAIM-HOUSE ESTABLISHED, 1865.
If woundod, injured, or have contrac
ted any disease, however slight the
disability, apply at once, thousands entitled.
It is desired to correct an erroneous impression that prevails to
t-orne oxtont, that pension is a gratuity a sort of charity bestowed
by' the Government, and that tho poor only are entitled. Fen&ion is
neither a gratuity nor a charity, but is a just, though inadequate, com
pensation to the soldier for the impairment of his physical and men
tal ability to perform manual labor, and is, in fact, a part of his con
tract with the Government, implied, if not expressed, in so many
Some persons entertaining the impression alluded to, refrain from
applying through a sensitiveness of being regarded as objects of the
charity of the Government; others do not apply by reason of posses
sing a competency. To the first class I would say, you are indulg
ing a false pride, as the pension is your due as much as were pay,
rations, and clothing. To the second class I would say, that fortune
Js fickle, and to-morrow you may noed what to-day you regard with
too much indifference to apply for, and each yoar's delay increases
the difficulty of establishing your title. Your disability is likely to
increase with ago, and may be the cause of your death, in which
event, you will have made some provision for your heirs, by establish
ing a claim.
TTTT'T'RQ Widows, children under twenty-one years, do
AimXLtJLjLVtD pendent mothers, fathers, and brothers and sis
ters under twenty-one years entitled.
Widows who remark? while theiu claims auk pending, are entitled to
receive Pension up to the date of romarringe, provided they applied
within five years from the date of death of tho soldier.
WA T? fYTP 1 Q1 O S0LDIER8 AND BAILORS OF THE
jCXJLV w XOld. wab of 1812, who served sixtt
days, and wore honorably discharged, and those who have been per
fconaliy named in any resolution of Congress for any specific service
in that War, although their term of service may have beon us than
bixty days, are entitled to a pension of 83 per month.
The widow of any such soldier who has died, is entitled to tho same
amount of Pension, provided that, she was married to him prior to
February 17, 1815, and has not remarried.
Correspondence is invited with soldiers of the War of 1812, and their
Widows, who are debarred from a Pension by reason of insufficient
service or by date of marriage, as the approaching Congress is ex
pected to modify the law bo as to embrace all surviving soldiers of
of said War who served tek days, and the Widows of such who were
married prior to 1850.
TTT1 Q"I7 T? rPTOT does not operate as a bar to pension,
JLJJuLikj2JjLj Jl i.Vi.1 nor does dishonorable dibchabge.
TTVrrT?TT A QiTJ1 Pension laws aro now more liberal
JLJUH JJLvJ2iJLKJllt . than formerly, and many are entitled
to better rates.' Apply at once for list of questions to determine right
to higher rate.
RESTORATION TO PEN-
QT"pVT TJT T Q! Pensioners who have been un
6JJLKJ JJH JLXiKJjLiJLlD , justly dropped from the Pension
Itolle, or whose names have been stricken therefrom by reason of
failure to draw their Pension for a poriod of three years, or by rea
son of re-enlistment, are advised to communicate with this Uouse at
once, with a view to having their Pensions iiestosed or uenewed.
Loyal pensionees in status lately in rebellion can now be restored
to the rolls and obtain all aureabs of Pension due.
LAND WARRANTS; f&SUSS
II other Wars that havo ocoured from 1790 to March 3, 1850, thoir
Widows, former Widows (if they applied during widowhood) or Chil
dren, (if under age March 3, 1855,) who have not received Land War-
ranis, aro enuuoa io ioo acres, provided tho soldier served rooBTEEN
days, or .was in a battle or skirmiBh, in which last ovent one hour's
bervice would give title.
No Bounty land has been provided for soldiers or sailors of the lato
War of Rebellion or their heirs, They can only acquire a title to Gov
ernment Land by Purchase or actual Settlement.
ii.fLY oxklaw has iieln enacted since July 28, 18C0, granting Bounty
Jp ex-soldiers. This law provides a Bounty of 8100 to those who
enlisted prior to July 22, 1861, for three years, and were actually mus
tered Into the service prior to August 0, 1801, and discharged on
i ACCOUNT OK A DISABILITY CONTRACTED IN THE SERVICE, AND IN LINE OF DDTY,
IlhlORETWO YEARS' SERVICE.
vk - TIie additional BOUNTY jaw is still in force, the time for filing claims
' v under it having been extended until 1880. Soldiers who enllBtod
between April ID, 18(11, and December 24, 1803, in new organizations,
und between April 1,1804, and July 18, 1804, for two or threo years,
and woro honorably discharged on account of expiration of term, by
leason of their services being no longer required, or wounds on inju
Jutb joccived in line of duty, became entitled to 50 or SKw under
this act. according to torm of onlistmont, provided thoy received or
lire entitled to rccolvc, under former acts, a Bounty oi 8100, and no
Widows, Minor Children, and-Parents, in tho order named,' are
entitled to tho Additional Uoun-it nrovidod-by tho act of Julv is. ifir.r.
In onso tho soldier enlisted prior fo-July 18, 18C-1, for a period of not
loss man two years, nnu lor a uounty oi siuv, nnu no more, and diod
in tho sorvico, Thoy aro alsb entitled in cases where tho. soldier
enlisted as above, and was discharged by reason of disability con
tracted IN THE SERVICE AND LINK 0" BUIY BEFORE TWO YEARS' 8KRVI0K, AND
lUEDOFSUCHDWlIIIMTY, OR ITS SrQCENCE, BF.rdRE THE PASAOlfOr THe'ACT
cited. Thogo hoirs named aro nlso'ontUled to said Hounty in every
cao whoro tho soldioi4 would havo been entitled, if living. (Sbo the
Those discharged on account of Wounds or Injuries received in'
service and lino of duty, aro entitled to tho samo amount of Hounty
as though tho full terra was served, provided that "they wero dis
charged solely on account of wousd or injury, no disease which may
havo existed at tho timo boing taken into consideration.
Those who, after having Bervcd nine months, and been honor
ably discharged, ro-onlistod in another organization for three years,
botweon January 1, 1803, and April 1, 1801, nro regarded as Vrterans,
and should havo received $-102 Bounty for their second service, pro
vided that thoy wero discharged by reason of tho Government no
LONGER REQUIRING THEIR BEVICB8, 0R ON ACCOUNT OP WOUND OR INJURY
RECEIVED WHILE IN SERVICE AND IN LI.VE OI' DUTY.
Seamen and ordinary seamen, who enlisted betwoon February 24,
and July 18, 1804, and did not receive threo months' advance pay as
a Bounty, aro entitled to samo.
PRISONERS OF WAR : .;?
FURLOUGH RATIONS: A"i0r
All such claimants aro invited to send mo thoir itjrlougiis and
extensions of samo, as in tho absence of such papers no collection can
"PTyZTP "rVrOTVTTr'V Duo officers nnd seamen
JlJAz-LZjIIj JyJLKJViJh X promptly colloctod.
INDEMNITY FOR EFFECTS
lost by tho Binking, or destruction in any olhor manner, of a vossol,
collected in a short timo.
OFFICERS ACCOUNTS and
fTT A TTVTQ EsPecial attention is given by this House to
vyJLJXA.JL4.VJ.Ki7 tho settlement of omcKRB' accounts and Re
turns, and Claims of whatever character.
NEW DISCHARGES: ?,.".!!
soldiers whoBe discharge papers have beon lost or destrovod, can
obtain a certificate op honorable nsciiAHOE, on imitation parchment,
copied from tho records of tho War Department and duly certified by
tho proper officer.
REJECTED, DELAYED, and
ABANDONED CLAIMS: JSK
very successful in having claims that have been rejected, reopened
and allowed; also in removing the ause of delay in their adjustment:
and whore casos havo boon abanconod by attorneys as hopeless, I
have in many cases taken them upand secured their allowance.
T2 A rT,T7,'NrrnQ Special attention given to business before
JL7 X3L JL JOlJUM JL k3 tho Pitent Office. Interference Cases.
Extensions before Congress, Infriigement Suits in different States,
beforo the United States
and all litigations appertaining to Inventions or
secured. Contested Land Cases mosocuted bef
General Land Office and Domrtmeit of he Inferior.
Prompt attention given to cases eforo the Southern Claims Com
mission, and before Congress.
Write a full history of case and enclose two postage stamps, and a
full and satisfactory reply, with pnper papers, will be returned free.
As this may reach the hands ct some persons unacquainted with
this House, we append hereto, siJpcimens of the testimonials in
our possession, copies of letters from several gentlemeu, dis
tinguished politically and militarily, and widely known throughout
the United States :
Belidere. Illinois, October 21, 18T6-
I take great pleasuro in recommending Captain George E. Lemon,
now of Washington, D. C, to all persons who may havo claims to set
tle or other business to prosecute tefore the Departments at Wash
ington. I know him to be thoroughly qualified, well acquainted with
the laws, and with Department rules in alt matters growing out of
the lato war, especially in tho Paymaster's and Quartermaster's
offices. I havo had occasion to employ him for friends of mine, also,
in the soliciting of patonts, and rave found him very active, well
informed, and successful. As a gnlant officer during the war, and an
honorable and successful practitloter, I recommend him strongly io
all who may need his services.
S. A. HURLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Conorcislonal District Illinois,
Late Major Oeneral, U. S. Vols.
House of Representatives, Washington, D. C, March 8, 1875.
Prom several years' acquaintance with Captain George E. Lemon, of
this city, I cheerfully commend hisi as a gentleman of integrity and
worth, and well qualified to attend to tho collection of Bounty and
other Claims against tho Government His experience in that line
gives him superior advantages.
W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAWBRIDGE. M. C.,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
Executive Mansion, Boisb City,
Idaho Territory, September 5, 1876.
Captain Gkorqe E. LkMON, Attorney and Agent for the collection of
war claims at Washington City, is a thorough, able, and exceedingly
well-informed man of business, of high character, and entirely respon
sible. I can assure all having war claims requiring adjustment that
their interests cannot be confided to safor hands.
Governor of Idaho, and Me Maj. Oen. Vols.
J$3r Any person desiring information as to my standing and respon
sibility will, on requost, be furnished with a satisfactory reference in
his vicinity or Congressional District,
The amount expended for postage in conducting the jwrrospon
deuce m original pension claims, and in increase claims where a new
disability is alleged, ranges from about thirty cents to about one dol
lar, averaging in Buch claims about fifty cents.
Increase claims, when new disability is not allogod, require much
ess postage, ranging from about nine cents to about eighteen cents.
Making no charge for services in pensiou.and bounty claims unless
successful, claimants are requested to keep me whole in matters of
postage. This a small matter to each claimant, but a very important
one to me, as it requires about ?250 a month postage to conduct my
GEORGE E. LEMON,
(SamtM atfpmv, golifitovrt gateute mid Into.
Prosecutes Claims before Cencreis j Practices in the Supreme
Court of ihe District of Columbia ; Appears Before all
Bpecial.attention to Pension and Bounty Claims and
to the settlement of Accounts of Officers of the
Army and Navy.
Offices, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. and 19, No. 916 F Street, Lock
Box 47. WASHINGTON, D. C.
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monthly, journal devoted to the, vnterests.
of soldiers and sailors of the late, war,1
' and1 all pensioners" of 'the United, Static's
GE0R&E E. LEMON & G0.r
EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS,
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916 .Street, Washington, .v C
The objects of this Journal are to secure to soldiers and
sailors their rights, and to expose their wrongs to public
inspection so that correction may be made. In its col
umns will be advocated
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FIVE GREAT MEASURES
vital to the interests of all who fought in the late warV
I. The passage of 'a "law by Congress equaiezing-
H. The passage of a law by Congress, under which the-(
pension of a soldier wounded, injured, or diseased, or the
f amily of a deceased soldier, may commence from the.
DATE OP DISCHARGE, OR THE DATE OP DEATH.
III. The extension of the pension laws, so as to include
SOIiDEERS OF THE MEXICAN "WAR.
IV. The extension of the pension laws, so as to include
All. SURVIVORS OP THE WAR OP 1812 AND THEIR WID
OWS, regardless.of length of service.
V. The passage of amendments by Congress to remedy-
innumerable DEFECTS IN THE EXISTINGPENSION JQAWS..
The subscription price of "The National Tribune"
is one dollar per year,, in currency or postage stamps ; six:
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The publishers hope that every person interested in any
of the above great measures will subscribe at qnce, and do
all he can for the circulation of tills paper. Unity ob
effort only is needed to secure the passage of these
measures. In the columns of the National Tribune at the
proper time a plan of concerted action will be announced..
By helping us, you help yourselves.
-Address George E. Lemon & Co.,
As 916 F Street, Washington I. CV
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