Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Appealed Pension and Bounty-Land Claims Volume 6

Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Appealed Pension and Bounty-Land Claims Volume 6

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... In the third place, if it is desirable that claimants whose applications for increase have been rejected should know what the examining surgeons' reports in their cases show, it is not fair or right that the opportunity for obtaining that knowledge should be limited to those who are able to go to the Bureau of Pensions in person or to send an attorney there. It is not practicable to furnish copies of the reports to claimants and attorneys living at a distance. The ultimate effect of the rule which has prevailed within the last few years (until the issuance of your order i must, therefore, be to throw the business of prosecuting claims for increase entirely into the hands of attorneys residing in this city--that is to say into the hands of those who have the least acquaintance with the claimants whom they represent and, therefore, the least personal knowledge of the facts upon which their claims are based. It does not appear to the Department that the interest either of claimants or of the Government would be best served by such a consummation. In compliance with the action of the Department, as thus indicated, your Order No. 174 remains as rule of practice in your Bureau. Since the announcement of the decision based upon tlte appeal of S. E. Adler and the issuance of the above mentioned order, under date of January 4,1892,1 have received a number of communications from pension attorneys setting forth certain complaints of the said departmental action. The authors of these complaints allege, substantially, that the rule of pr, 'ctice established by Order No. 174 is both novel in itself and subversive of their rights as attorneys. It is by reason of these complaints that I again call your attention to the subject with a view to the more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743199
  • 9781236743190