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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE.
Tho attention of tho former cltonts of
B. 3?. . Prifcchard, IS&q., of Indianapolis,
Indiana, rrho have not written to mo since
December, 1876, is again callod to tho fol
lowing: lamAVArone, I mpi ana, Novcm bcr IS, 1S7G.
Gnous: E. Lemon, Esq., Washington, I). G.
Dear Sm: Von are hereby authorized to
notiry crcu or my clients mat a nave trans
fiiirAH tntirtti aH MiiUAlnlnta .ktrlrltfl.irtfta &t mill
that it is my desire they should correspond
with you hereafter, and forward such evidence
as1 you may need to complete their claims.
(Signed) IJ, IM'RITCilAHD.
This proposed transfer was submitted to
tho Hon. Z. Chandler, Secretary of the In
terior, for his consideration and action.
The following extract fr&m his lettor, writ
ten to tbo Hon. J. A. Bontloy, Commis
sioner of Pensions, explains itself, and to
it your attention is invited :
RESTORATION TO PENSION
QHT T QJ, Pensioners who have been unjustly
aiuajajU i dropped from thi Pension Rolls, or
whoso names lmvo been stricken therefrom by
reason of failure to draw tlielr Pcmdon for a pe
riod of three yours, or by ixmsonorre-cnllstment,
are advised to communicate with this It oust at
once, with a view to having their Pensions r.tf.
stored or rrnkwrii.
Loyal I'enbioners in states lately in re
iiBkuoN can now be restored to the rolls and
amain an arrears of Pension cluo.
NEW DISCHARGES : SKSKS
bommeos who.e DiftritATifiK Papers have been
j lost or destroyed, can obtain a okutipicatk ov
I honorarlk WflrHAJiOK, on Imitation pnroh
went, copied from the records or the War
Department, und dnlv ourtlilcd hv the nroner
DlU'ARTMKNT 01? THE INTERIOR, .)
W ASKiaaTO', D. C. December 6, 1S7C. j
In view of the peculiar Btato of faeta oxlsting
in.the case, and the good standing of Mr. Lemon
sis an attorney before thla Department, as well
as his apparent good fith in this entire trans
action, I am of the opinion that it would bo
proper to allow the transfer to be wade.
'Hon. J. A.,Bkntley,
Xn accordance with the foregoing, tlie
Hon. T. A. BentJey, Commissioner of Pen
sions, issued an order recognizing me in all
eases filed by Mr. Pritcharcl prior to Oc
tober 1G, 187G, wherein he had tho power of
THIS CLAIM HOUSE ESTABLISHED 1865.
all other Wars that have occurred from 17V0 to
March 3, I85u. their Widows, former Widows (if
they applied during widowhood) or Children
(If under ago IMarch K, 1S5J.) who havo not ve
ceived Land-Warrant?, are ontltlcd to 1(50 acres
provided tho soldier served fourteen pays, or
was In a battle or skirmish, in which last event
one hour's service would give title. ,
No Bounty land has baen provided for soldiers or
snilors of tho laio War of. Robollion or tiioir heirs.
Thoy can only acquire a iiilo to Government Land by
Purchase or aotunl SeHlom8.il.
Only onh law has reen enacted slnco July
28, ISdO, granting bounty to ox-soldiers. This
law provides a Bounty of $100 to those who en
listed prior to July itt, 181, and honorably dis
charged, provided they have not already reeeiv
ed jt. From this class are excepted those dis
charged for promotion, or disability contracted
prior to enlistment, by reason of minority or
by way of favor.
Tint addition al BOUNTY law is still in force,
tho time for riling" claims under it having been
extended until 1880. Soldlors who enlisted be-
iween a veil 11), 1SG1, and Decexuer 24, 1SS3, in
new organizations, and botween April 1, ISftL
and July fc. 1SC4. for two or three vroiva. nnri
PFNSTftNS If wounded, Injured or have
j. 4JtwjLUi.'tU contracted any disease,
however slight the disability, apply at once,
It Is desired to correct an erroneous impress
ion that prevails to some extent, that pension
iu a gratuity a sort of charily bestowed by
the Government and that tho poor only are
entitled. Pension 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 mental ability to perform
manual labor, and Js, in fact, apurtof his eon
tract with the Government, implied, if not ex
pressed In so many words,
Some persons entertaining the impression
alluded to, refrain from applying through a
sensitiveness of beiDg regarded as objects of
the charity of the Government; others do npt
apply by reason of possessing a competency.
To the tirst class I would say, you are indul
ging u, false pride, as the pension is youiviue as
much as were pay, rations and clothing. To
the second class I would say, that fortune is
nckieandto-morrowyou may need what to-day
you regard with too much indifference to ap
ply for, and each year's delay Increases the dif
riculty of establishing your title. Your disa
bility is likely to increase with age, and may be
t ha i cause of your death, in which event, yon
will hayomaduhoiueprovieion for your heirs by
establishing a claim. - J
HFTRSS' WdOTS. children under twenty
f, ,, one years, dependent mothers, fa
thers, and brothers and sisters under twentv
one years entitled, ,
Widows iviio kemarrt whilr their claims
ask i-endiko, are entitled fo receive Pension up
!iv ? dilii of romarriuge, provided they applied
soldi r year8 datU f d h 0t tlie
' PSe who served in the Confederate Army
and afterwards voluntarilyonlisted in the Fed
eral f ervice, are now enUtledto Ponsion if dis
abled hi line oi duty.
WAR OP 1819, ' Sor'DrKR 'a Sailors
WU A4.4S. Ui iUifl OK TIIK WAR OB" 1812. WllO
served anew days, and were honorably dis
charged and those who have been personally
named in any resolution of Congross for any
specitic service In that War, although their
term of service may have been lkss than 8 j xty
days, are entitled to a pension of $8 permonth.
The widow of any such soldier Avho has died,
is entitled to thesame amount of Pension, pro
vided that she was married to him prior to
February 17, 1B1B, and has riot remarried.
Correspondenceis Invited with soldiers of the
War of 1812, and their Widows, whoare debarred
from a Pension by reason of insufllcientsorvieo
or-by date of marriage, as the present Conuress
w expected to modlty the law so as to embrace
All surviving soldiers of said War who served
tor a shorter period, and the Widows of such
who were married prior to 18W).
woro honorably dischargechon account of expi
ration of term, by reasonof their servicesbelng
no longer required, or wounds or injuries re
ceived in line of duty, became entitled to $'0
or $100 under this act according to term of en
listment, provided they received orareeutitled
to receivo, under former acts, a Bounty of $10J,
ASD KO MORE.
Widows, Minor Children, ad Parents, in
faiicuiut.-riu.muu, are cniuieu toan additional
J3ounty provided by the act of July 2S, ISfiC, in
case the soldier enlisted prior to July 18, lSU-i,
for a period of not leas than two years, and for
a Bounty of $100, and no more, and died in the
service, They are also entitled in cases where
tne soldier enlisted as above, and was dis
charged by reason -of disadility contractkd
IN THB SEl'.VICK AND LINK OP DOTYBKKORE TWO
YEARS' 8KRVICK, AND DIKD OK SUCH D1SA1HLITY,
OR ITS SHQUKNCK, UKKORK THE PASSAGE OPvTHK
act cited. These heirs Darned are also en
tilled to said llounty in every case where the
soldier would have been entitled, if living.
(See the preceding paragraph.)
Those discharged on account of Wounds or
Injur) ks received irr service and line of duty,
are entitled to the same amount of Bounty as
the full term was served. "
and been hokoraulv discharged, ro-enlisted
in another organization for three years, be
tween January 1, lstB, and April 1, lG4, are re
garded as Veterans, and should have received
0'2 Bounty for their second service, provided
that they were discharged by reason of the
GOVERNMENT NO LONGtiK REQUIRING THEIR SKR-
viuua, uu u AUUUUNT OF WOUND OR INJUJIY
UEOKIVED WHILE IN-SERVICE AND IN LINE OP'
DUTY, OR EXPIRATION OK TERM OP SERVICE.
Seamen and ordinary seamen, who enlisted
between February 24, aad July 18. ISM. and did
not receivo three months' advance-pay as 'a
Bounty, are entitled to the same.
iiejecled, Delayefl and ATnufloned Claims :
I have been very successful In having claims
that nave been rejected reopened and allowed;
lUSO in removing tho pnutitt nf di'liiv In ti..lv
adjustment; and where cases have been aban
doned by attorneys as hopeless, I have In
many cases talcon them up and secured their
P ATTilTSTT . Special attontiou given
-a. X2wX AJJ. X J . w business boforo tho
i atont office, Intforenoe caso. Fxteneloivs
oeforo Congress, In fringment suits In tllil'eront
au.ps, ani an litigations appertaining to In
volitions or Patents. Copyrights secured.
(.QniCStCd THIlfl (lnao iiTninriii( ncl hn7 tin.
United States Geni'ini r,iinil rim on and "On.Tiavt.
luent of the Interior.
Prompt attentton given to cases before tho
Southern Claims Commission, and before Con
gross. Write a full history of case and onolose two
postage stamps, and a full and satisfactory
reply, with proper papers, will be roturned
PRISONERS OF WAR-to?
promptly collected. r"
promptly collected. J,
All such claimants are Invited to send me
their i'URloughs and extensions of same, as in
absence of such papeis no collections can be
does not operate as a bar
tO VUN8IO.V. Ufli'ilnpc Tiu
HOKOIU RLE DISCHARGE.
1 1 Pension laws are now more
I i lillf.vnt tlinn f7f.vu1.. . .1
Many arti entitled to bettor rates. Apply at
noe for list of quoktlOBB to determine right to
h-Xlier rata, b
HORSES AND EQUIPMENTS
Lost in the Military Service. Tho time for
paying claims of this character exolred bv
IimiUition, Januarj' 1, 187C; but the equity o'f
such claims cannot fall to be recognized, and
furtherprovision for theirpaymont ultimately
made. I, therefore, Invite correspondence
with such as have claims of this character un
settled. 1 will make every proper ell'ert in my
power to seoure the enactment of a law pro
viding for the payment of these just claims.
Heirs In those cases will be entitled when an
appropriation for their payment shall liavo
been made. . .
A bill has been introduced in Cougre'ES to
provide for the payment of this clnas or claims.
As thl? may reach the hands of some persons
unacquainted with this House, we append
i.oroto,as specimens of thv testimonials in our
possession, copies of letters from several
gentlomen of political and military distinc
tion, and widely known throughout the United
Belvidere, Illionis, October U 1S7S.
- J, trce Scat pleasure In recommending Cap
tain Geoiige E. Lemon, now of Washington, D.
O., to all persons who may have claims to
settle or other business to prosecute boforo
the Departments at Washington. I know him
.xVJhoroujjh.y qualified, well acquainted
with the laws, and with Department rules in
all matters growing out of tho late war, es
pecially in the Paymaster's and Quartermas
ters offices. I havo had occasion to employ
him for friends of mine, also, in the solioltiiig
ot patents, and have found him very active,
well-informed, and successful, As a gallant
officer during the war, and an honorable and
Successful iirsmtlmini' T .nnnn.ii.j ii..
strongly to all who mav need his services.
n n S. A.HtTRLBUT, M.C.,
FourUh Congressional District, Illinois,
Late Major General, U. S. Vols.
House op Reprbsenttives,
W ashinoton, D. O., March 8. 1875.
From several years' acquaintance with Cap
tain George E. Lemon, of this cttv, I cheerful lv
commend Inm ns a gentleman of'integrltv and
worth, ntul well qualified to attend to tlie col
lection of Bounty and other Clalmsuealnstthe
Government. His experience in that lineglves
him superior advantages. b
,.. Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRA . BRIDGE, ifl. Oi
Thirteenth District of Pt?jvns.vrtnn.
Sy5CKIBE FOR THE
4 vwniMy journal dev&tad to the
interests of soldiers and saiivrs
of the Icube ivar, and all pen
statues of the United States.
GEORGB 1 LBM k CO,
EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS,
WASHIHOTOft, . &
Exioutive Mansion. Boise City,
Idaho Territory, Septembers, 187S.
Captain George E. Lemon. Attornev and
Agfnt. for tho collection of war claims at Wash
ington City. Is a thorough, able, and exceed
ingly well-informed man or business, of hl-i
character, and entirely responsible. I can
assure all nv nw wn,- ri .;,. ,-anii. iiT...:
ment that their interest cannot bo conflded'to"
.Governor of, Idaho and late Maj. Gen. Vols.
ES-Auyporson desiring Information as to my
standingand responsibility will, on request, bo
turnished vrith a satisfactory reference In Ills
vicinity or Congressional District.
The amount expended for postage in con
ductingthecorrespondeuce in original ponsion
aI??;-.an.1 ",l n,easied claims whore a new
disability is alleged, ranges from about thirty
cents to about one dollar, averaging in such
claims about tlfty cents.
Increase claims, when new disability is not
alleged require much less postage, 'ranging
irom about nino cents to about eighteen cents.
Ala-king no charge for services in pension
and bounty claims unlcsssuccessfu, claimants
aro requested to keep me whole in. matters of
postage. Tills is a small matter to each claim
ant, but a very important one to mo, as it re
quires about 250 a month postage to con
duct my business.
ORGE E, LEMON.
Colifielor at LaW, JSoIiGitor 0 Patent? & Glaiiig.
PRT7R MflNEY(,ueorac,ersand seamen
i. xiitsjij iu.jlvxiL promptly collected.
J'roseouteit Cluimt befiH'o Congress; I'racticca
in the Supremo Court of tho District
of Columbia ; Ajipenrs bvfero
all the Departmontsi
Special attention given 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 StM
Lock Box 47. WASHINGTON, D. C.
INDEMNITY for EFFECTS StfSX
sinking, or destruction in any other manner
of a vessel, collected in a 9hort time? '
OFFICERS' ACCOUNTS and
fJT.ATMR .IH'Clai attention is given by
UijjQJ.Jt.UU i this HoUbO to the settlement of
OtfvioKES Accountb and Returns, and claims
of wunteyer character.
Mason, Michigan, Wove miter 17, 1S77.
1 would respectfully annouueo to my former
clients that 1 have transferred all of their
claims for Peitblon, Uounty, See., to Captain
Oeowse E. Lemo.n, of Wahlngton, D. 0., who
will hereafter take full charge of my claim
1 earnestly hope that claimants will promptly
respond to such demands as will he made upon
thorn, as the occasion may require, and that
hereaftertheycorraspond with Captain Lemon,
and furnish such evidence as mav bo required
to complete their claims.
-.'RANK I, DARLING,
The objects of this journal are to secure ;to
soldiers and sailors their rights, and to expose
their wrongs t-o public inspection so that oor
rection may be made, in ita columns will bo
FIVE GREAT MEASURE
Vital to the interests of all who fought itt. tho
late vrar, namely
I. The passage of a law by Congress equal
II. Tho passage of a law by Congress, under
which, the ponsion ef a soldier wounded, in
jured, or diseased, or tlie family of a! diseased
soldier may cokmeoe ffiiDK tus dati! oi? dis
charge, OR TOE date ov death.
III. The extension of tho pension laws, so as
include soldiers of the Mexican and various Jn
- IV. The extension of the pension laws so aa
to include all survivora 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
Amongst others to inoftude those who were
enlisted and performed serviee, but through
no fault on. their part were never mustered in.
The subscription price of The Katlontil 7W
tioie" is fifty cents per year, in currency or
postage stamps ; live copies, two dollars. The
December number will be sent as a specimen
copy to any address upon receipt of one thr
cent postage stamp.
Tho publishers hope tuat every parson lntr
eted In au3- of the above great n.eHsuretj lyUl
subscribe at ouce, and do all he can for tlie eh",
culation of this paper. Unity of ejfori oaly te
needed toaeenre the jaassago of these meaturo&.
In the columns of the National Tribune at tlua
proper time a phui of concerted action will bo
announced. By helping us you help yourselves.
QEORGE E. LEMON & CO.,
010 FSlroet, Wmhinalon D, C.
Post.OlSco Drawer 32.