Congressional Edition Volume 3157

Congressional Edition Volume 3157

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...dated March 16, 1867, War Department, which provides that enlisted men who may dispose of or lose through their own carelessness the Spencer carbine will have charged against them upon the muster rolls the price of the arm at $100. It appears that this soldier was traveling with his troup in Arizona in 1867, in a mountainous region, and strapped his gun on his saddle, and it must have slipped oat and was lost, which may have been carelessness, but not criminal, and perhaps not at all gross carelessness even. A letter of Chief of Ordnance states that a Spencer carbine now costs $10.67; it perhaps cost $24.40 in 1867, and as far west as Arizona. If the Secretary of War had the power to deprive a soldier of his salary in time of peace, which is not admitted, the fact is that the Government has $75.60 of the money earned by this Bolrtier now in its possession, and ought to give it up. The committee therefore report the bill back, with the recommendation that it pass. O 1st Session. J J No. 60. ALLOWANCE OF PENSIONS. October 4, 1893.--Ordered to be printed. Mr. Martin, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, submitted the following REPORT: To accompany House resolution of September 9, 1893. The Committee on Invalid Pensions have considered the resolution of September 9, 1893, requesting the Secretary of the Interior to furnish certain information as to the allowance of pension claims and submit the following report: Your committee are advised that the data desired is easy of access and its collation will devolve but very little labor upon the Pension Bureau. The information requested is given in part only in the Animal Eeport of theCommissiouer of Pensions, thatreportbavingrefereiiceonly to the year ended June 30, 1893, while this resolution relates...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541529
  • 9781236541529