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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE.
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Tub attention of tho former clients of E. F. Pritchard,
308q.t of Indianapolis, Indiana, who havo 1101. written to
mfc ?itito December lS7u is again called to the following:
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, tfoV.Ati, 187(5.
GMUJJGK 1C. lEMON, ESQ., Washington, D. C.
Dear Silt : Yon are hereby authorized to notify
(moli of niy cIIimiI that 1 havo transferred to you all their
claims evidences, Ac, and that it is tny desire they should
correspond with you hereafter, and forward such evidence
as you may need to complete their claims.
(Signed,) B. P. PIUTCHAKD.
This proposed transfer was submitted to the Hon. Z.
Chandler, Secretary of the Interior, for his consideration
and action. The following extract from his letter, writ
ten to the Hon. J. A. Ileutley, Commissioned of Pensions,
explain itself, and to it your attention is invited :
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, D. C, Dec, G, 3870.
In view of tho peculiar state of facta existing in
the caso, 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
thault would be proper to allow the transfer to be made.
JHON. J. A. Bentley,
Commissioner of Pensions.
mIii accordance with the' foregoing. I he Hon. J A- Bent
6y Commissioner of Pensions, issued aivordcr recognizing
fnlu all cases tiled by Mr. Pritchard prior to October 1G,
187,v wherein lie had the power of substitution.
THIS CLAIM-HOUSE ESTABLISHED, I86S.
this not, nocordlnB to torm of onllnlmont, provided (hoy rooolvod or
arc ontitlod to roooiro, under forraor note, a Bounty of S100. and no
Widows, Minor Chii.dhrn, and Parents, in tho ordor nnmod, nro
onlillod to tho Additional Bounty provided by tho not of July'28, I860,
In onb the aoMlor onllstcd prior t July 18, 18G-1, for ft period of not
loss tlmn two yinr, nnd for n Hnunty of $100. and no mora, and diod
in tho sorvioo. Thoy are nlo ontitlod in cases whoro tlio coldior
onl iy tod a abovo, and whp diHolmrjcod by iohoii of bihammty con
TltAOTKD IN TUB gr.RVICH AND I.INB OV DUTY BKFORK TWO rtclRS' AEIIVIOK, AND
UIKD OK UCU SlflAIIIMTT. OR ITfl 8UQURNCK, IJKrORK Tilfc TABBAOB Of TH11 ACT
citkd. TIioho holra tmmod aro alao ontitlod to said Bounty in ovcry
ouo whoro tho eoldlor would huvo boon outitlod, if living. (Hoo tho
Tltoso discharged on urcmini of Wounds or Injuries rocoivod in
Borvico.nnd lino of duly, nro entitled to tho name amount of Uounfy
as though tho full torm was served, provided that thoy wore din
chargodMH,Kur on account of wouxd or injury, no dtaenao which may
have oxitdod nt tho time boing taken into oonsideration.
Those who, after having nerved nisi: montiib, nnd boon honor
Ant,Y niHOtunoED, l'O-onllsto; in another organization for throo yearn,
botween Jnmmry 1, island April 1, 18G-J, nro regarded as Veterans,
and nhould havo rouoivod $-102 Bounty for their pecond servico, pro
vided that thoy wcro discharged by rojiHon of tho Govkrhmext no
LOKOKK JIKQUIBINO THEIR ORRVtCES, OR ON ACCOUNT OF WOUND OR INJURY
KKCKIVED WIULR IN 8BnYIOB AND IN LINK OK DUTY.
Penmen nnd ordinary seamen, who enlisted betwoon Pobrunry24,
and July 18, 1864. and did not receive three montlm' advance pay as
a Bounty, nro ontitlod to samo.
PRISONERS OF WAR :
"D"n"fvTQ!Tr"TVrCJ If wounded, injured, or havo oontrao
JlJCjIS OJ.VJJN O . tod any disease, however slight tho
dtatfiiltly, apply at once, thousands entitled.
It is desired to correct an erroneous impression that prevails to
soma rvumt, that pension is a gratuity a sort of oharity bestowed
by the Government, and that tho poor only aro ontitlod. Pension is
neither a. gratuity nor n charity, but is a just, though inadequate, com
pensation to the soldior for the impairment of his physical and men
tal ability to perform manual labor, and is, in fact, a part of h-ls con
tract with the Government, implied, if not expressed, in so many
Some persons entertaining tho impression alluded to, refrain from
applying through a sensitiveness of boing regarded as objoots of tho
oharity of tho Oovernment; others do not apply by roaaon of posses
sing a competency. To tho first class I would say, you are Indulg
ing a falso pride, as tho pension is your duo as much aa were pny,
rations, and clothing. To tho second class I would say, that fortune
Is fickle, and to-morrow you may need what to-day you regard with
too much indifference to apply for, and each year's delay increases
the difficulty of establishing your title. Your disability is likely to
iueretifO with age, and may be the cause of your death, in which
event, you will havo mnde aomo provision for your heirs, by establish
ing a claim.
TXTpTTJQ. Widow?, children under twenty-one years, do
XXJliXJTLO pendent mothers, fathers, and brothers and sis
ters under twenty-ono years entitled.
"Widows who remarry wuilk their claims are pending, aro entitled to
receive Pension up to tho dato of remarringe, provided thoy applied
within five years from the date of death of tho soldier.
WA T? f'C 1 Q 1 O Soldiers and bailors op the
XX. JDL J J? 101&. war or 1812, who served sixty
days, and wore honorably discharged, and those who have boon per
sonally nnmed in any resolution of Congress for any specific service
in that War, although their term of servico may have been less than
sixty days, aro entitled to a pension of 88 per month.
The widow of any such soldier who has died, is ontitlod to tho same
amount of Pension, provided that she was married to him prior to
February 17, 1815, and has not romarried.
Correspondence is invitod with soldiers of tho War of 1812, and their
Widows, who aro deburred from a Pension by reason of insufficient
servico or by dnto of marriage, as tho approaching Congress is ex
pected to modify the law so fts to embrace all surviving soldiers of
of snid "War who served ten days, and tho Widows of such who wore
married prior to 18W).
does not operate as a bnr to pension,
nor does disiionorauu: discuaroe.
Pension laws nro now mora liberal
thnn formerly, and many aro entitled
to better nus. Apply at onco for list of questions to determine right
to higher rate.
RESTORATION TO PEN-
Ct"T"f""'l"rT TDT T C? Pensioners who have beenun
iOJLKJAM JrtV-XjJLjO justly droppod from tho Pension
RoIIn, or whose names havo been strlckon herefrom by reason of
failure to draw their Pension for a period of throo yonrs, or by rea
son of re-enlistment, nro ndvieod to communicate vith this Bouse at
onco. with u view to having their Pensions restored or renewed.
IvOYAL PENSIONERS IN STATES LATELY IN REBELLION Call HOW DO restored
to tho rolls and obtain all arrears of Pension due.
LAND WARRANTS: ISJISMtffi
11 other Wars that hayo occured from 1700 to March 3, 1850, thoir
Widow., former Widows (if they applied during widowhood) or Chil
dren, (if under ago March 3, 1855,) who have not received Land War
runts, aro entitled to ICO acres, provided tho soldier served fourteen
days, or was in a battlo or skirmish, in which Inst event one hour's
service would give tiif
No uounty land has boon provided for soldiers or sailors ot the late
War cf Rebellion or their heirs, Thoy can only acquire a title to Gov
ernment Lend by Purchase Or actual Settlement.
O.slv one uw jia iieen ENACTED since July 28, 1&G, granting Bounty
to ux-Holdiorf. This law provides a Bounty of 3100 to thoso who
ehlif ted prior to July 22, lSfil, for three years, and wei o actually ;nu.s-.
te'red into tho ferviee prior to August 0, l&ol, nnd discharged ok
AOOOUNT UV ADISAUlLITr CONTRACTED IS 171H 6ERVICK, AND W UNB OF DUTY,
IlKrORE TWO TEARS 6ERVICE.
ITiiEJADDiTiONAL uouNTY law is still in force, tho time for filing claims
under '.t haying been extended until 1880. Soldiers who existed
belwei'ii April id, 1801, nnd Dhcemder 24.18C3, in new orgunizationb,
and between April 1. 1801, and July 18, 180-1, for two or thioe yearfc
and were honorably discharged on account of expiration of term, by
reamm ot tiioir services Doing no lotvgor require!, or wounds or inju-Km-
revived in line of duty, became entitled to S50 or ?100 under I
All such claimant nro invitod to send mo their furi-ouous and
extensions of same, a" in tho absonco of such papers no collection can
Due officers and seamen
INDEMNITY FOR EFFECTS
lost by tho sinking, or1 destruction in any other manner, of a vossol,
collected in a short timo.
OFFICERS ACCOUNTS and
1T A TTVTQi Eapooinl attention, is given by this House to
vyJJxXJ.XVjLO the settlement of officers' accounts and Re
turns, and Claims of whntovor character.
NEW DISCHARGES: J.7.KUSI
soldiers whoeo disciiarue papers havo been lost or dostroyod, can
obtain a certificate of honorable disoharoe, on imitation parchment,
Copied from the rocords of tho War Department and duly certified by
the proper officer.
REJECTED, DELAYED, and
ABANDONED CLAIMS: 45VS
very successful in having claims that have been rejected, reopened
and allowed; also in romovingthocausoof delay in their adjustment;
and where caos havo boon abandoned by attorneys ns hopeless, I
nave in many cnises uiKon tnom up anu securea tneir allowance.
Special attention given to business before
the Patent Office. Inferferenca Cases.
Extensions before Congress. Infringement Suits in different Statosi
and all litigations appertaining to Inventions or Patents. Copyrights
socured. Contested Land Cases prosecuted beforo tho United States
General Land Oifioo and Dopaitment of tho Interior.
Prompt attention given to cases beforo the Southern Claims Com
m'Jrtion, and before Congress.
Writo a full history of case and encloso two postage stamps, and a
full and satisfactory reply, with proper papers, will bo returned free.
As this may ronch the hands of some persons unacquainted with
this House, wo append hereto, as specimens of tho testimonials in
our possession, copies of letters from several gentlemen, dis
tinguished politically and militarily, and widely known throughout
tho United States :
Bklyidere. Illinois, October 24, 1876.
I take great pleasure in recommending Captain Gf.orof,E. Lemon,
now of Washington, D. C, to all persons who may havo claims to set
tle or other business to prosecnto before the Departments nt Wash
ington. I know him to bo thoroughly qualified, well acqunintoefwith
tho laws, and with Department rules in all mattors growing otit of
the late war, especially in the Paymaster's nnd Quartermaster's
offices. I havo had occasion to employ him for friends of mine, also,
In tho soliciting of patents, and havo found him very nctive, well
informed, nnd successful. As a gallant officer during the war, and an
honorable and successful practitioner, I rocommond him strongly to
all who may need his servioes.
8. A. HURLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinoia,
Late Major General, U. S. Vols.
House or Representatives, Wasuinqton, . C, Jlforcn 3, 1875.
Prom several years acquaintance with Captain G'eorob E. Lemon, of
this city, I cheerfully commend him as a gentleman of integrity and
worth, and well qualified to attend to tho colleo'on of Bounty nnd
other Claims ogainBt the Qovornmont. His experience in that line
gives him superior advantages.
W. P. 8PRAGUE, to. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. 8TRAWBRIDGE. M. G
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
Executive Mansion, Boise City,
Idaho Territory, Septeviber 6, 187G.
Captain Geoiioe E. Lemon. Attorney and Agent for the collection of
war claims at Washington City, is a thorough, ahle, and exceedingly
well-informed man oi'businqsB, of hlghchuractor, nnd entirely res pon-.
Bible. I enn assure all having war claims requiring adjustment that
their intoiests cannot be confided to safer hands.
M. Bit AY MAN. r ,
Gorenior of Idaho , and late Maj. Gen. Vols.
J-Any (person dosiring information ns to -my standing and respon
sibility will, on request, be fumishod.with a satisfactory reference in
his vicinity or Congressional District. '
Tho amount expondod for postago in conducting the correspon
dence in original peneiou claims, nnd in Increase claims where a now
disability is alleged, ranges from about thirty cents to about one. dpl
lar, averaging in such claims about fifty cents.
Incrense claims, when now disability is not nllegod, requtro much
loss postage, ranging from about nine conts to nbout eightoun cents.
Making no charge for services in pension nnd bounty claims unless
successful, claimants are requested to knep mo whole in mattors of
postage. This a small matter to each claimant, but a very important
one to me, as it requires nbout 5250 u month postage to ubnducf'my
GEORGE E. LEMON,
(UJounjsf lov nt g,wt oUcHdv of gutcnte nm Ma))iwi.
Prosecutes Claims before Congress; Practices in the Supremo '
Court of tho District of Co'luml ij; Appears Before all
Special attention to Pension, and, Bounty Claims, and
to the settlement oi Accounts of Officers' of the ,
Army and Navy.
Offices, 14, 15, (8, 17, 13. ar.d 19, No. 9!G F Street, Lock
Box 47. WASHINGTON, D. C.
JL monthly, jour 7 tal dovote& to . fli&itiiteresds
of soldiers and sailors of ihe lata, war,
and all peris loners, of tlw United States.
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GEORGE E. LEMON & GO,,
EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS,
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The objects of this journal are to secure to soiuiers 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
FIVE GREAT MEASURES
vital to the interests of all who fought In the 'late' warr
I. The passage of a law by Congress equalizing
II. The passage of a law by Congress, under which the
pension of a soKlier wounded, injured, or diseased, or the
family of a deceased soldier, may commence from the
DATE OF DIBOHABQE, OR THE DATE OF DEATH.
i n -IH.
The extension of the pension laws, so as to include
SOLDIERS OF THE MEXICAN WAR.. -V
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IV. The extension of the pension laws,' so as'.touclude-
AL.Ii SURVIVORS OF THE WAR OF 1812 AND THEIR -WIDOWS,
regardless of length of service.
V. The passage of amendments by Congress to remedy
innumerable defects in the existing pension laws
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