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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE,
Tb atteiofcioa of tho forraer clients of
&. P. PrikAwtd, Kaq., of Indianapolis,
Indiana, -who bT not written to mo since
Bscembsr, 137 k agaia wiled t tfe fol
IxptAXArMM, Xxmxrcx, Navcmbcr IS, IS7?.
Gr.oRrt ft. Lxxok, JSscl, Washington, D. O.
Dear Sir: Ya sure koreby authorized to
notify each rfwy clients Umt I hve trans
f.'iiril to yon 11 tlieireiadins, evidences, &a, and
ihnt (I. Is my dtontre Ihey should correspond
wlih.yon hereafter, and forward such evidence
its von may nceA to complete their claims.
(Sign Ml ) B F. FRITC1LA, RD.
This proposed transfer was submitted, to
(Jin Hon. Z, Chandler, Secretary of the In
terior, for his consideration and action.
The. following extract from his leUor, writ
ten t tho Hon. J. A. Bentlcy, Commis
sioner of Pensions, explains itself, and to
it your attention, is invited : '
RESTORATION TO PENSION
pflT T 3 i FctMdoours who havobeen unjwrtly
AMJJuJuW? i dipped from the Pcnalon Italic, or
whose namea have been Kfcrkfleam threfxom by
reaaon of fail tire to draw their Pension for a pe
riod of three years, or by reason of rc-cnltetmont,
ate advised to communicate -with this House- at
onoe, with a view to having thoir Pensions rk-
STORM) Or RBWBWKD.
LOTAL rKTBIONERS IN STATES LATELY XV re
belliqn can now be restored to the rolls and
obtain all' arrears of Pension due.
jyr ARTMKNT OF" TUTS TntKRIOR,
"VTAsmatnox, D. O. December s, 1876. $
En view of the peculiar state of facts existing
in.1.h case, and the good standing of HI r. Lemon
as an attorney before this Department, us well
lis his apparent pood faith in this entire trans
action, I am of th opinion that it would be
proper to allow the transfer to be made.
JIok. J. A. Bmrrr.wr,
Oommtissioiutr 0 Pensions.
all other Wars that have occurred from 17tf0 to
March :, 1850. their Widows, former Widows (if
they applied during widowhood) or Children
n unnor age luarcn 3, itSK,j wno navo not re
ceived Land-Warrants, are ontitlod to 100 acres
provided thp soldier served fourteen hays, or
was in a battle or skirmish, in -which last event
one norm's service would give title.
Na Bounty land has been provided for soldiers or
sailors of the late War of Rebellion or their heirs.
They can only acquires title to Government Land by
Purchase or actual Settlement.
soldiers -whose DiecaiAiwic Pa raws have been
lotor destroyed, can obtain a OBRTuncATE or
howoraukk discharge, on Imitation parch
ment, copied from the records of the War
Department, and duly certified by the proper
Reiccted, Delayea mi Atoflort Claims :
x nave uoon very successful in naving cumus
inainavc oeon rejectee, rcoponca ana nuowuu,
alo in removing tho cause of delay In tholr
adjustment; and where cases have been aban
doned by attorneys as hopeless, I have in
many cases takon them, up and seourod their
In accordance with the forecoincr, the
Hon. J. A. Bentley, Commissioner of Pen
sions, issued an order recognizing me in all
cases filed by 11 r. Pritclmrd prior to Oc
tober 16, 1876, wherein he had the power of
P A TTFTSFFQ Special attention glvpn
XT.ei.-S. JUiJLl JLiD. t0 businos beforo tho
Patent 'ofneo, Intcforcnco cases, Extensions
beforo Congress, lufringment suits In different
Suites, and all litigations appertaining to In
ventions or Patents. Copyright secured.
Contested Land Cases prosecuted before tho
United States General Land Ofllccand Depart
ment of the Interior.
Prompt attention given to cases before the
Southern Claims Commission, and before Con
gress. Write a full hlstorv of caso and encloso two
postage stamps, and a full and satisfactory
miS CLAIM HOUSE ESTABLISHED 1865,
PPWRTflWS If wounded, Injured or have
A XLiJ2.Ji.lJ i contracted any disease,
JMwe-rer slight the disability, apply at once,
It i desired to correct an orroncQusimpress
ien that prevails to some extent, that pension
i s. gratuity a sort of charity bcsto.wed by
the Government and that the poor only are
entitled. Pension is neither a gratuity nor a
uarity, but is a just though inadequate com
pensation to the soldier lor the impairment of
njn iiYEu:ui ami jnenuu aumiy t,o perform
aanual Inbor, auri-is, in ftuu, a part of his. con-
tract with the Government, implied, if not ex
pressed in so many -wonls.
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
Bply by reason of possessing a competency.
OTothejlrat class lAvould say, yon afo Indul
ging a false pride, as the pension ts your due as
much os were pay, rations and eiothfug. To
the second class I would say, that fortune is
nckleand to-morrow you may need what to-day
yvu. ic(,niu hjui ion mucii lnuinerenec to an-
1,11 nsrp. iitwI 71-uiv tin
Mia cause of your death, in wMcfh event, you
v,.n hRvcmadoaoincprovisIon for your heirs by
estajljflhing a claim. J
niy ior, anu eauii year's delay increases the
ncmcyoi establishing your title. Your
ifiiiuv la jiicuiy iu incieasuAvi'
ONLV OJfR tAW UA8 REBX ENA0TK3 SraCO .TulV
28, 1866, granting bounty to ex-soldiers. This
law provides a Bounty of $100 to those who en
listed prior to July iK, 1851, and honorably dis
charged, provided they have nqtalready receiv
ed it. From this class are excepted thoso dis
charged for promotion, or disability contracted
Krior to enlistment, by roason of minority or
y way of favor.
Thtc additional BOtTKTY hiw is still in force,
ine time ior Ming claims undor it having been
extended until 1SS0. Soldiers who enlisted be
tween Arinii 1, 18C1, and Dbckmber 24, 1S63. In
ew orgautzattons, ana netweon ArntL i, iso4.
and Jui.v IS, 1S64, for two or three years, and
were honorably discharged on account of expi
ration of termby reason of their services being
no longer required, or "wounds or injuries re
ceived in line of duty, becamo entitled to 650
or $100 under this act according to term of en
listment, provided they received or are entitled
to receive, under former acts, a .Bounty of $100,
AND NO MORE.
Wmowa, Minor Ciiildrkn, and Parents, in
the order named, are entitled to an Additional
IJountv provided by the act of July 28, 1S6G, in
case the soldier enlisted prior to July IS, lstf-1,
for a period of not less than two years, and for
a Bountyof $100, and no more, and died in the
service, They arc also entitled in cases where
tho soldier enlisted as above, and was dis
charged by reason of disability contracted
IN THE SERVICE AND LINK OP DUTY BEFORE TWO
YEAns' SEItVICE, AND-DIBD OF SUCH DISABILITY,
OR ITS SEQUENCE, BEFORE THE TASSAOE OX THE'
act cited. These heirs named are also en
titled to said Bounty in every case where the
soldier wouui nave ueon enutieu, n living.
(See the preceding paragraph.)
Those discharged on account of Wounds or
Injuries received in service and line of dutv.
are entitled to the same amount of Upunty as
tho full term was served. .
Thoso who. after having served ine months,
and been honorably discharged, rc-enlisted
in another organization for three years, be
tween January 1, 18153, and April 1, 1S61, are re
garded as Veterans, and should have received
$102 Uounty for their second service, provided
that they were discharged by reason of tho
Government no longer requiring their ser
vices, OR ON ACCOUNT OK WtJUND OR INJURY
RECEIVED while in service and in line of
DUTY, OR EXPIRATION OF TERM OX' SERVICE.
Seamen and ordinary seamen, who enlisted
between February 24, aad'.luly 18. 1861, and did
not receive utrcu montns' ntivauce pay as a
Bounty, are entitled to the same.
with proper papers, will be returned
SUBSCRIBE FOR TH
As this mayreach thehands of somo persons
unacquainted with this House, we append
hereto, as specimens of the testimonials in our
possession, copies of letters from several
gentlemen of political and military distinc
tion, and widely known throughout the United
Belvidere, Illinois, October $, 1S75.
1 take great pleasure in recommending Cap
tain George E. Lemon, now of Washington, D.
C, to all persons who may have claims to
settle or othtfr business to prosecute before
the Departments at Washington. I know him
to be thoroughly qualified, well acquainted
with the laws, and with Department rules in
all matters growing out of tho late war, es
pedlally in tho Paymaster's and Qjiartcrmas-;
tor's offices. I have had occasion to employ
Jiim for friends of mine, also, in tho soliciting
of patents, and have found him very active,
well-informed, and successful, As a gallant
officer during the war, and an honorable and
successful practloner, I recommend him
strongly to all who mav need his sorvices.
S. A. HURLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinois,
Late Major General, U. S. Vols.
td mcnvbldy JowTftaZ dwobed to ihb
interests of soldiers and sailors
of the lt,tc war, aivd all pen-
swnors of vlie Utw&eco btaxes,
EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS,
House ov Representatives,
Washington, D. 0., jlfhrcfr 3, 1S75.
From several years' acquaintance with Cap
tain George E. Lemon, of this city, I cheerfully
commend him as a gentleman of Integrity and
worth, and well qualified to attend to tho col
lection of Bounty and other Claimsagainsttho
Government. His experience in that line gives
him superior advantages.
W. P. SPBAGUE. M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. X. STRAWBRIDGE, M. 0.,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
916 P STREET,
WASEIEOrTOH, D. 0.
Executive Mansion, Boise City,
Idaho Territory, September Q 1876.
Captain George E. Lemon, Attorney and
Agent for the collection of war claims at Wash
ington City, is a thorough, able, and exceed
ingly well-informed man of business, of high
character, and entirely responsible. I can
assure all having war claims requiring adjust
ment that their interest cannot bo confided to
Governor of Idaho and late Maj. Gen. Vols.
nnQQ Widows, children
U&JMlM one venrs. denendenr. mntiiora f.
w t.-- --- - -- - -wv.w.wa MT
thers, and brothel's and
one years entitled.
nt mothers, fit.
sisters undor twenty-
PRISONERS OF WAR :!?
Widows who remarry while their claims
are pkndinGj are entitled fo receive Pension up
to the date ot remarriage, provided they applied
within live years from the date of death of the
Those who served in the. Confederate Army
and afterwards voluntarily enlietud lathe Fed
ecal service, are now entitled tt.I?eai.on if tils-Ned-in
line of duty.
WAR OF 1 R1 9 Soldiers and Sailors
yrXV&l JX LV&.& i OF THE WAR OF 1812. WllO
ervod sixty days, and were honorably dis
charged, and those who have been personally
named in any resolution of Congress for any
specific service in that. War, although their
torjn.of. service may have been less than sixty
days, are entitled to a pension of $S per month.
The widow of any such soldier who has died,
Is entitled to tho same amount of Pension, pro
vided that she was. married to him prior to
February J7, 1816, and bus not remarried.
CoVrespondenceis invited M-ith soldiers of the
Warof 1812, and their WldoSvs, whoare debarred
ironi a Pension by roason of insufllelcntservico
or by date of marriage, as the present Congress
i expected to modify tho law so as to embrace
all sun Iving soldiers of said War who served
ior a nhorter period, and the Widows of such
whOvrero married prior to I860.
FURLOUGH RATIONS: ATrs
All such claimants are invited to send me
thoir furloughs and extensions of same, as in
absence of such papeis no collections can be
tar Any person desiringinformation as to my
standingand responsibility will, on request.be
furnished with a satisfactory reference in his
vicinity or Congressional District.
The objects of this journal arc to secure to
soldiers and sailors their right8rnd to expos
their wrongs to public inspection so that cor
rcction may be made. In its columns will be
FIVE GREAT MEASURES
vital to the Interests of all who fought in thf
f late war, namely
I. The passage of a law by Congress EO.TJA&..
II. The passage of a law by Congress, under
which tho pension of a soldier wounded, in
jured, or diseased, or the family of a diseased
soldier may commence jrom the date of dis
charge, OR THE DATE OF DEATn.
III. The extension of the pension laws, so a
include soldiers of the Mexican and various In
dian Wars. ,
HORSES AND EQUIPMENTS
Lost in the Military Service. Tho time for
paying claims of this character expired by
limitation, January 1, 1876; but the equity of
such claims cannot fail to be recognized, and
further pro vision for their payment ultimately
made. I, therefore, invito correspondence
with such as have.elaims of this character un
settled. I will make every proper ellert in mj'
power to secure tho enactment of a law pro
viding for the payment of these just claims.
Heirs in these cases will bo entitled when an
appropriation for their payment shall have
A bill has been introduced in Comrress n
provide for the payment of this class of claims.
The amount expended for postage in con
ducting the correspondence in original pension
claims, and in increased claims where a new
disability is alleged, ranges from about thirty
cents to about one dollar, averaging in suoh
claims about fifty cents.
Increaso claims, when now disability is not
alleged require much less postage, ranging
from about nine cents to about eighteen cents.
Making no charge for services in pension,
and bounty claims unless successful, claimants
are requested to keop me whole in matters of
nostaae. This is a small matter to each claim
ant, but a very important one to me, as it re
quires aoout v:ew a montn postage to con
duct my business.
GEORGE E, LEMON,
Counselor at Lata, Solicitor of Patent? I Claim?.
Prosecutes Claims before Congrosaf Practices
in tho Supreme Court of the District
of Columbia ; Appears beforo
all tjitt Departments
TV. The extension of tho pension laws o as
to include alt survivors of the urar of 'IBIS anc
their widows, regardless of length of service.
Y. Tho passage of amendments by Congr."
to remedy innumerable defects in the existii
Amongst others to include thoso who were
enlisted and performed service, but through,
no fault'on tholr part were never mustered in
pPflF TWnN"FVduo officers and seamen
TIFSFftTIfW doea nofc operate as a bar
UXiU JLlJ.1 JL IXJLV to PEN6IQN, PQl'.doeS, DIS
JtONqRABLK D1SCHAMOE. .....
TfOTPPF A QF Tension laws are now pioro
inUlUJADJu , liberal than fopporly, and
jn,any are entitled to, bettor rates.. , Apply at
owe ior iisv oi quebnons jo.aetiornpne. rjgup to
TK!7YEWTKITT1T7 f T?"571?rprpcLo8t
li,JuJui.ii.vAX x iuj. -i. x Ajs v i u by tho
sluicing, or destruction in any other manner,
of a vessel, collected in a short time.
Special attention given to Pension and
Bounty Claims and to the Settlement
of Accounts of Officers of the
Army and Navy'.
The subscription price of " The National Tri
is fifty conts per year, in currency or
postage stamps ; five copies, two dollars. Tho
December numborwili be sent as a specimen
copy to any address upon receipt of one three
cent postago stamp.
OFFICERS' ACCOUNTS and
HI A TWFQ Especial attention is given by
1JbJnlIuD i tills House to the settlement of
Officers' Accounts and "Returns, and claims
Offices, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, No. 916 F St.,
Lock Box 47. WASHINGTON, D. C.
Mason, Michigan, November 17, 1S77.
I would respectfully announce to my former
clients that I have transferred all of their
claims for Pension, Bounty, &c., to Captain
George E. Lemon, of Washington, D. 0., who
will hereafter tako full charge' of my claim
I earnestly hopo that claimants will promptly
respond to suoh demands as will bo made upon
them, as the occasion may require, and that
hereafter they correspond with Captain Lemon.
and furnish suoh evidence as may be required
to complete thoir claims.
1 FRANK I. DARLING.
Tho publishers hopo that every porson lntor
ested in any of the above great measures will
subsoribo at once, and do all ho can for tho cir
culation of this paper. Unityof effort only is
needed to secure the passage of these measures.
In the oolumns of the National Tribnno at the
proper time a plan of concerted action will be
announced. .Ryhclpingusyouhelp yourselves,
' GEORGE E. LEMON &00.,
010 F Sir eel, Washington, D. C
Post-Ofllco Drawer 32ft,
of whatever character. ;