Congressional Edition Volume 3049

Congressional Edition Volume 3049

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...the 15th inst., my time for making the investigation was limited. I had a subpoena to appear before the U. S. court at Auburn, N. Y., on the Kith inst. I learned that Frank Delaire was dead, having died several weeks prior to my arrival. He was a professional beggar; in fact a drunken beggar, roaming from one place to another, with him a woman, with whom he had been living for some twelve or fourteen years, and a dog. He died at Montreal Sept. 3d, 1887, and just before he died he was married to this woman. See exhibits. The son informed me that the soldier, his father, did not live in Cobourg until fonr or five years alter his discharge, but lie conld not tell me where he did live. At Montreal I was unable to get trace of the widow; she had left the house where the soldier died. The soldier at discharge had a wife living, who the son said died three or fonr years after the father came from the army. I learned, chiefly from Mr. Stephens, the late consnlar agent at Cobonrg, and Edward Delaire, that this claim, which seems to have been filed soon after the soldier's discharge, had been lost track of and was about two years ago brought to light again through an inquiry of the atty., Mr. Fitch, as to the soldier's whereabouts. This letter was, it seems, addressed to the then consnlar agent, Mr. Stephens, who since that time seems to have taken an undue interest ih the case. At the time Mr. Fitch made hiB inquiries the whereabouts of the soldier was not known. The s6n, through an advertisement, succeeded in finding him at Ottawa and went there and took him home to Cobourg, and took care of him until he went to Montreal, a few weeks prior to his death. Mr. Stephens told me that he advised Delaire to marry the woman he was living with and told...show more

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