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that the motion to reconsider be laid on the She shows, too, that in 1863, while with the Maine The bill, which was read, directs the Secre-
table.

regiment, she was captured by the rebels, and by
them robbed of $250 in money, and clothing beside.

tary of the Interior to place on the pension. The latter motion was agreed to.

Her affidavit shows that she expended $1,000 in the roll, subject to the provisions and limitations

service, and there is some corroborative testimony of the pension laws, the names of Rehma JOHN W. II ARRIS. upon the subject. The papers indicate her good

Brown, the widow, and Nacey J., Alvey F.,
Mr. BEATTY, from the same committee,

character and persistency in the work.
The Committee of Claims conclude their report as

Sarah C., and Henry, children under sixteen
also reported back, with a recommendation
follows:

years of age of Henry Brown, late a private in that the same do pass, Senate bill No. 332, Your comunittee are of opinion that compensation in such cases, if made at all, should be by the States

company K, tenth regiment Tennessee car. granting a pension to John W. Harris. whose regiments accept the services and perınit such

alry volunteers, and to pay her a pension at The question was upon ordering the bill to attendance. This committee has hitherto declined the rate of eight dollars per month during be read a third time. to recognize such claims. But in consideration of

widowhood, and two dollars per month for The bill, which was read, directs the Secre

the injury she has received, and loss of her son, on
whom, it is alleged, she leaned for support, it may

each of the children until they shall attain the tary of the Interior to place on the pension.

be proper that a pension be provided for the peti age of sixteen years, commencing January 31, roll the name of John W. Harris, late a pilot tioner in this case; and they recommend that her 1864. in the service of the United States, and to

papers be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

In accordance with this recommendation the said The amendment was to strike out from and allow him from the naval pension fund a pen petition and papers were referred to this

committee, including the words," at the rate of eight dolsion at the rate of twenty-five dollars per who proceeded to consider the same. They do not lars per month" and to insert “commencing month, to commence on April 15, 1863.

find that there is any law under the provisions of
The bill was read the third time, and passed.
which the petitioner is entitled to a pension, unless

January 31, 1864."
on account of the death of her son, a private in the The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. BEATTY moved to reconsider the vote service, who was killed in battle; but it does not
by which the bill was passed ; and also moved
appear that she was so dependent on him at and

The bill, as amended, was read the third before the time of his death as to bring her within

time, and passed.
that the motion to reconsider be laid on the
the said provisions.

Mr. BEATTY moved to reconsider the vote table.

If this is so, the case is one of a class of which
The latter motion was agreed to.
several, within the last few years, after being pre-

by which the bill was passed ; and also moved viously referred to the Military, Naval, or other

that the motion to reconsider be laid on the HARRIET W. POND.

Committees, have been sent to the Pension Commit table.

tee. The class referred to consists of cases in which
Mr. BEATTY, from the same committee,

The latter motion was agreed to.
relief or reward is asked of the Government on
also reported back, with a recommendation
account of alleged exemplary services in the Army

MARIA SCHWEITZER AND CHILDREN.
or Navy. It is evident that the consideration of such
that the same do pass, Senate bill No. 501, cases does not fall within the proper duties of the Mr. BEATTY, from the same committee,
granting a pension to Harriet W. Pond.
Committee on Pensions. They have, however, for

also reported back, with an amendment, SenThe question was upon ordering the bill to

two or three years reported on them, usually adbe read a third time.

versely, or havo asked to be discharged from their ate bill No. 422 granting a pension to Maria

further consideration, not because they had been Schweitzer and the minor children of Conrad The bill, which was read, directs the Secre improperly referred, butas a conclusion from the facts tary of the Interior to place on the pension: presented. Many of these cases have asked a double

Schweitzer, deceased. or increased pension for the widows of oflicers of the The bill, which was read, directs the Secreroll the name of Harriet W. Pond, wife of

higher rank, the rate not increasing after the rank tary of the Interior to place upon the pensionJames Pond, formerly Harriet W. Stinson, of lieutenant colonel is reached in the ascending and to allow and pay to her as in her own scale. Such increase r.ot being allowed by law, it

roli the names of Maria Schweitzer, the widow, right, and not subject to the claim or control

will be readily perceived that what is asked in such and Carl B. and Maria Schweitzer, children

cases is a mere gratuity. For at least two years past of her husband, a pension at the rate of seven

under sixteen years of age of Conrad Schweitno such case has been reported on fn vorably by this teen dollars per month, to commence on the comunittee. If they approved such increase, they

zer, late a private in company C, sixty-first would deem it their duty to report an amendment to regiment New York volunteers, and allow and 21st day of August, 1864, and to continue the general law, increasing the rates of pensions in during her natural life.

pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars the cases mentioned, thus putting all on the same The bill was read the third time, and passed. footing.

per month for herself during widowhood, and
Mr. BEATTY moved to reconsider the vote
There are, however, in the case of the petitioner to two dollars month for each of the children,

per
whom this report moro particularly relates, some
by which the bill was passed; and also moved

until they severally attain the age of sixteen
facts at least analogous to the cases in which pensions
that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

are allowed by law. The petitioner had devoted years, commencing February 2, 1865. table.

herself to the service of her country by administering The amendment was to strike out all after

to the wants of sick and wouuded soldiers, and this
The latter motion was agreed to.
for years continuously; and while actually assisting

the words “pay her a pension'' and to insert
Some time subsequently,
in removing some of the wounded from the battle-

the words subject to the provisions and Mr. MAYNARD said: I did not at the

field of Antietam, an accident by which three of her limitations of the pension laws, commencing

charge wero killed inade her a cripple for life. In
time pay particular attention to the bill grant-

February 2, 1865."
consideration of this the cominitteo subunit to the
ing a pension to Harriet W. Pond, or I would
Senate the accompanying bill granting her the pen-

The amendment was agreed to.
have asked some explanation of it, as it seems

sion of an acting assistant surgeon, as in her own The bill, as amended, was read the third

right, from the time she left the Army during her
to be a bill granting a pension to a woman who

time, and passed.
natural life.
has a husband living,

It is proper, in explanation of some of the phrase Mr. BEATTY moved to reconsider the vote
The SPEAKER. The Chair noticed at the

ology of the bill, to state that since the war the peti by which the bill was passed ; and also moved

tioner, who during its continuance was a widow, was time the bill was read that it was a peculiar

tbat the motion to reconsider be laid on the again married; but that her husband is himself bill.

greatly disabled by disease contracted while an offi table. Mr. BEATTY. The report accompanying tribute to her subsistence. In ordinary cases pen

cer in the Army during the war, and unable to con The latter motion was agreed to. the bill explains it fully. I ask that the report sions are not granted to married women, but as in

CHILDREN OF ROBERT T. WEED, DECEASED. be printed in the Globe, in connection with

this case tho pension, if granted, is in consideration the bill.

of her own personal services and permanent dis Mr. BEATTY, from the Committee on In

abilty, the committee have sought and intended to
No objection was made.
make it payable to her in her individual right until

valid Pensions, reported back, with an amendThe report was as follows, made by Mr. Van her death.

ment, a bill (S. No. 583) granting a pension to WINKLE, of the Senate:

LUCINDA R. JOHNSON.

John A. Weed and Elizabeth J. Weed, minor The Committeo on Pensions, to whom was referred

Mr. BEATTY, from the same committee,

children of Robert T. Weed, deceased. the petition of Mrs. Harriet W. Pond, respectfully

The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary also reported back, with a recommendation report: That the said petition, with accompanying papers, that the same do pass, Senate bill No. 500,

of the Interior to place on the pension-roll the

names of John A. Weed and Elizabeth J. Weed, was originally referred to the Committee of Claims, granting a pension to Lucinda R. Johuson. who reported the facts of the case as follows, which,

only surviving children of Robert T. Weed,

The question was upon ordering the bill to after due examination, this committee adopt as cor

late a private in the second Indiana volunteer be read a third time. rect: Sho represents that she volunteered her services to The bill, which was read, directs the Secre

battery, who died in the service of the United

States and in the line of duty, and to pay to minister to the necessities of the soldiers during the tary of the Interior to place on the pensionrebellion; that she left her home in Old Town, Maino, and went out with tbe sixth Maine volunteers, and

them, or their legally appointed guardian or roll, subject to the limitations and provisions continued an active attendant upon the sick and of the pension laws, the name of Luciuda R.

guardians, a pension of eight dollars per month dying until the close of the war; was on thirteen

from November 10, 1864, the date of the d.ath Johnson, the widow of Dr. B. Johnson, of baule-fields and many heavy skirmishes, and among

of their father, until they respectively attain other things assisted in preserving the names of tho Illinois, late a contract surgeon in the military

the age of sixteen years. dead and procuring the bodies of many for their

service of the United States, and to pay her a friends; and spent freely of her own money for the

The amendment of the committee was to pension at the rate of seventeen dollars per sick, wounded, and dying to the amount of at least

strike out all after the words “a pension,” $3,000. Hler son, of that regiment, was killed in batmonth, to commence March 7, 1865, and to

and insert "subject to the provisions and limtle, but had expended $1,000 of his own monoy, at his

continue during her widowhood. mother's request, for the same purpose.

itations of the pension laws, commeacing No

The bill was read the third time, and passed.
She represents that in field and hospital sho

vember 10, 1862."
attended to the necessities of all soldiers alike, and

Mr. BEATTY moved to reconsider the vote

The amendment was agreed to.
witbout any expectation of remuneration, and by which the bill was passed ; and also moved
would not ask for it now but her health and consti-

The bill, as amended, was ordered to a third tution have suffered by fatigues, hardship, and expo

to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. sure, and she is left without means of support.

The latter motion was agreed to..

reading; and it was accordingly read the third

time, and passed.
She further represents that at the battle of Antie-
tam, while assisting in the removal of wounded sol-

HENRY BROWN.

Mr. BEATTY moved to reconsider the vote diers, a wagon was overthrown, killing three soldiers and breaking her own leg; that she renewed her

Mr. BEATTY, from the same committee, by which the bill was passed ; and also moved la bors for the soldiers before her limb was strong.

also reported back, with an amendment, Sen: that the motion to reconsider be laid on the causing it to be thrown out of place, and erysipelas

ate bill No. 517, granting a pension to the table.
set in, by which she is permanently disabled.
widow and children of Henry Brown.

The latter motion was agreed to.

JULIA WHISTLER.

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provisions and limitations of the pension laws, Congress decided adversely to them. Commo. Mr. BEATTY,from the Committee on Invalid

the name of Catharine Gensler, mother of dore Moore remained a private citizen up to his Pensions, reported back adversely a bill (S.

John D. Gensler, late private company I one death, which was some five years ago. Mrs. No. 516) granting a pension to Julia Wbistler;

hundred and sixty-ninth regiment Pennsyl Moore comes in now and asks that the pension which was laid on the table.

vania volunteers, commencing June 29, 1864. she received by her former husband, who at the

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and time of his death was an officer in the United

read a third time; and being engrossed, it was States Navy, may be revived to her. The Senate Mr. BEATTY. I move that the Committee accordingly read the third time, and passed. passed a bill reviving it. The Committee on on Invalid Pensions be discharged from the

Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider Invalid Pensions are of opinion that we sbould further consideration of the petition of Jacob the vote by which the bill was passed; and also not extend the provisions of the pension law that Leit, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for additional moved that the motion to reconsider be laid far, or if we do, that it should be by generallax bounty, and that the same be referred to the on the table,

which should cover all such cases. We are of Committee on Military Aflairs.

The latter motion was agreed to.

opinion that this party has no claim on the UniThe motion was agreed to.

ted States Government for a pension; certainly ASA F. HOLCOMB.

not in consequence of her marriage with Com

Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com. modore Moore, and certainly not, having marMr. VAN AERNAM, from the Committee | mittee, also reported a bill (H. R. No. 1409) ried after the death of her first husband, by on Invalid Pensions, reported back, with an granting a pension to Asa F. Holcomb; which virtue of whose death she received the pension amendment, a bill (S. No. 314) for the relief was read a first and second time.

I have stated. Hence we report adversely of George T. Brien.

The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the Mr. MAYNARD. If my memory is not at to allow and pay

George T. Brien, out of the provisions and limitations of the ension laws, || fault, there are some personal considerations naval pension fund, a pension at the rate of the name of Asa F. Holcomb, private company clustering around this widow, this patriotic fifteen dollars per month, in lieu of the pension B twenty-fourth regiment New York cavalry,

woman, that would incline the House to take of five dollars per month heretofore allowed commencing September 29, 1864.

the same view of the case that is taken by the him, the pension to commence from and after The biil was ordered to be engrossed and Senate. She was unquestionably entitled to a the passage of this act and to continue during read a third time ; and being engrossed, it was pension by reason of the services and death of his natural life.

accordingly read the third time, and passed. her first husband. She drew a pension until The amendment of the committee was to Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider she married her second husband. The seco strike out all after the words "at the rate of!! the vote by which the bill was passed ; and also ond husband is now dead, and she is doubly a and insert in lieu thereof “ eight dollars per

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid widow. I see no principle that is to be viomonth, subject to the provisions and limita on the table.

lated, as we have intermitted the pension during tions of the pension laws.

The latter motion was agreed to. The amendment was agreed to.

the time of her coverture, by restoring her EMILY B. BIDWELL.

again to the pension-list, and I confess it would The bill, as amended, was ordered to be read a third time; and it was accordingly read the

Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com

gratify me much to see that done. I speak third time, and passed. mittee, also reported back House bill No. 1303,

without any personal knowledge of the party

,

without ever having even seen her, but merely Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider granting a pension to Emily B. Bidwell, widow

from what I have learned through others who the vote by which the bill was passed; and

of the late Brigadier General Daniel B. Bidalso moved that the motion to reconsider be well, with the recommendation that it do pass.

are somewhat acquainted with her personal laid on the table.

The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior history. If the gentleman will allow me, I

will move that the bill be recomiitted to the The latter motion was agreed to.

to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the
provisions and limitations of the pension laws,

Committee on Invalid Pensions with permis-
PATRICK COLLINS.
the name of Emily B. Bidwell, widow of the

sion to report at any time, and will ask them Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the Committee late Brigadier General Daniel B. Bidwell, at

to give it another examination. on Invalid Pensions, reported a bill (H. R.

Mr. BENJAMIN. I do not think there is the rate of fifty dollars per month from the 19th No. 1406) granting a pension to Patrick Col of October, 1864, at which date he was killed

any necessity for recommitting the bill to the lins ; which was read a first and second time. at the battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, to

committee. I presume no instance can be The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior continue during her widowhood; and the pen;

found in the history of our legislation where to place on the pension-roll, subject to the sion heretofore allowed her under the general

we have revived a pension that has lapsed by provisions and limitations of the pension laws, law shall be discontinued, and the sum received

virtue of the marriage of a widow. I am not the name of Patrick Collins, & resident of by her under the same shall be deducted from

aware of any such precedent. If there is ang Columbus, Franklin county, Ohio, and late an the pension hereby granted.

reason why it should be done in this case the employé of the United States military railroad The bill was ordered to be engrossed and

same reason would unquestionably apply to construction corps, and to pay him à pension read a third time; and being engrossed, it was

every case of the kind, and they are numer at the rate of ten dollars per month. accordingly read the third time, and passed.

ous, as the committee know. Were the comThe bill was ordered to be engrossed and Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider

mittee instructed by the House to inquire into read a third time; and being engrossed, it was the vote by which the bill was passed ; and

the expediency of so amending the general accordingly read the third time, and passed. also moved that the motion to reconsider be

law that in the event of the death of a second Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider laid on the table.

husband the pensio

should be revived to the the vote by which the bill was passed; and also The latter motion was agreed to.

wldow, that would present the question dismoved that the motion to reconsider be laid

tinctly as applied to all such cases. But I am

MRS. EMMA M. MOORE, on the table.

decidedly opposed, and I believe that is the The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. BENJAMIN, from the same commit view of the committee, to taking this isolated
tee, also reported back adversely Senate bill case and making it an exception to all other
No. 519, granting a pension to Mrs. Emma M.

Numerous cases of the kind have come
Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com-
Moore.

before the committee, and they have reported mittee, also reported a bill (H. R. No. 1407)

Mr. MAYNARD. I hope the gentleman | adversely upon them in every instance, so får granting a pension to John Gridley ; which

will give the House some reason why that bill as I know was read a first and second time. ought not to pass.

Mr. MAYNARD. If I am not mistaken in The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior

Mr. BENJAMIN. Mr. Chairman, in that reference to the identity of this party, she preto place on the pension-roll, subject to the

case the facts are about as follows: Mrs. sents an unusually strong and an unusually provisions and limitations of the pension laws,

Moore was at one time the widow of Lieuten meritorious claim, if there can be such a thing the name of John Gridley, late of company

ant Cox, United States Navy. He died about as a meritorious woman connected with the G ninth regiment Michigan volunteers, com.

fifteen years ago, and his widow was pensioned naval service. If I am not mistaken she is mencing February 4, 1805.

under the general law at the rate of twenty- | descended on her father's side from a naval The bill was ordered to be engrossed and

five dollars per month. She continued to officer who has reflected great renown on our read a third time; and being engrossed, it was

receive that pension for several years until she Navy. I mean Commodore Rogers. accordingly read the third time, and passed.

married Commodore Moore. Commodore Mr. BENJAMIN. I know nothing of her Mr. VAN AERNAM moved to reconsider

Moore, prior to his marriage with widow Cox, l) parentage. the vote by which the bill was passed; and also had belonged to the United States Navy. He Mr. MAYNARD. IF I am not mistaken the moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the resigned from the United States Navy and went

family have reflected upon our naval service table.

into the navy of Texas when Texas was an more renown than, perhaps, any other family The latter motion was agreed to.

independent nation, He continued in the in the country that has served in the Nary. If

Texan service until about the time that coun that be the case, it presents an appeal to us, it
CATIARINE GENSLER.

try was annexed to the United States, and Mr. VAN AERNAM, from the same com although the Texan navy was annexed to that

seems to me, that scarcely any other woman mittee, also reported a bill (H. R. No. 1408) of the United States, the officers belonging to

in the country could present. For that reason

I would be glad to have this bill recommitted, granting a pension to Catharine Gensler; which the Texan navy were not commissioned in the was read a first and second time. United States service. They for a long time

so that the committee may again examine i The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior importuned Congress, and finally got their

and see whether there are not facts connected

with it which would take it out of the general to place on the peusion-roll, subject to the claiın into the courts, but both the courts and run of cases.

JOHN GRIDLEY.

cases.

merous.

report adversely upon the bill of the Senate to Mrs BENJAMIN. I desire to correct the

Mr. BENJAMIN. I know nothing of the a more reliable support than the Government, widows and orphans and invalid soldiers and parentage of this lady, or of her history, except which was pensioning her in consequence of sailors who have no pensions, and have not what is contained in the papers before the the chivalrous acts of her first husband.

been able to get any under the general law. committee. But I am of opinion that it makes Mr. MAYNARD. My colleague will allow They have not. however, been entirely regard. no difference in that respect, and that we should me to ask whether he, of all the men in this less of the subject of the increase of pensions not bend our legislation when dispensing favors | House, would interpose any obstacle in the either in this or the preceding Congress. It of this kind--for they are nothing but favors way of either man or woman contracting a will be recollected that a few years since our to fit any particular case ; but we should legis- || second marriage? [Laughter.]

pension laws were such that a poor widow late for all cases, and preserve a principle in Mr. MULLINS. "By no means; but when who had six or eight or ten children, as many the legislation for all these cases. If the prin: persons do elect of their own choice to marry had, dependent upon her for support, she reciple in this bill is correct, it will apply with a second time I do not want to pay them for ceived eight dollars a month. Measures have the same force to all the other cases of a like doing it. [Laughter.] It might be considered been matured and passed by this Congress character; and, as I said before, they are nu something like bribing them to go against their whereby a widow who has children receives

This party received a pension under will. I want their choice to be open and free. an additional pension of two dollars a month, the law; she married the second time with We should not give a pension in this case. and twenty-four dollars a year for each child the full knowledge that the pension would The lady might have a third husband, and he dependent upon her for support. We found, lapse in consequence of her second marriage. | might die, and we might have to give her an so far as individuals were concerned, that a The committee of the Senate base their report other pension for him. [Laughter.] To grant great many entirely disabled, where they had in favor of this bill upon the fact that her pensions in this way is perhaps bad luck to lost both arms, both legs, or both eyes, were second husband should have been incorpo. ihe husband. [Laughter.] I want this lady receiving only eight dollars a month. We have rated in the Navy of the United States; that to die in peace and quietude. As she has increased those in proportion to the disability; is the argument that is used in the report of elected her present position let her remain those partially disabled getting eight dollars; the Senate committee. But the House com in it peacefully and quietly. She is now in those very severely, fifteen dollars ; another mittee were not able to see the force of that fine credit. She is the widow of two naval class, twenty dollars; and those totally disaargument in every way. That question bas officers, one of whom seems to have been in bled, so as to be entirely dependent on others, been discussed over and over again in Con the service of a foreign country. The courts twonty.five dollars a month. This makes an gress, and had received an adjudication in the and Congress bave decided that enough has increase on the pension bills of something like courts of the country, and the decision had been been done in the way of payments for Texas fifty per cent. We have thus done tolerably the same in each case; and we could see no good by our paying in the first place millions on well in increasing pensions. So far as the par. reason for comingin at this late day, when more millions to buy her and afterward paying mil. ticular subject referred to is concerned, the thon twenty years had elapsed, and reversing | lions to fight her. I think it is time we should committee will be glad to take it up, as they the decision of former Congresses, and the de stop paying people coming from Texas, whether have all questions in regard to pensions, at the cision of the courts, and placing this party male or female. [Laughter.] I do not care earliest possible opportunity. They may be upon the pension-roll of the country; we did

to run in debt in that way. It does not pay. able to report at this session, but I cannot say not think it would be right and just to do so. I think the committee are right in their report whether they will or not. in this case.

CATHARINE ECKHARDT. have no objection to having the bill recom gentleman from Tennessee, [Mr. Mullins.]

Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, mitted, but I think the result would still be This lady was never a Texan.

also reported back the bill (S. No. 519) grantthe same.

Mr. MULLINS. But she chose a husband

ing an increase of pension to Catharine EckMr. MULLINS. Will the gentleman yield

hardt, with the recommendation that it do pass. who was a citizen of Texas; and husband and to me for a few moments ?

The bill was read. It directs the Secretary wife being one, how you can make her otherMr. BENJAMIN. Certainly. wise than a citizen of the same country?

of the Interior to pay to Catharine Eckhardt, Mr. MULLINS. I know nothing of this [Laughter.]

widow of Henry L. Eckhardt, late a private in case beyond what has been stated on this floor.

company C, fifth regiment Missouri volunteers,

Mr. BENJAMIN. This lady married ComBut it strikes my mind forcibly that the Com

in addition to the pension heretofore granted modore Moore in 1849, after the annexation mittee on Invalid Pensions have taken the

her, the further sum of two dollars per month, of Texas, and when he was a citizen of the right view of the matter. Because reminis

for and on account of the care, custody, and United States. cences cluster around this woman on account

maintenance by her of Anna M. Eckhardt, a

Mr. MULLINS. Had he become naturalof her name or anything else, that is no argu

child under sixteen years of age of Henry L. ized ? He had been a citizen of the republic ment to my mind in favor of departing from

Eckhardt by a former wife, from the 3d day of Texas. Did he become naturalized by the our general principles. As to her noble birth

of February, 1868, while she has such care, annexation ? and the line from which she has descended, I Mr. BENJAMIN. Yes, sir.

custody, and maintenance, until the child shall beg leave to say that there are those who have

attain the age of sixteen years. Mr. ALLISON. I move that this bill be

The bill was ordered to be read a third sprung from very low families, whose parents recommitted to the Committee on Invalid were, perhaps, kicked out of the furrow a half

time; and was accordingly read the third time, Pensions. dozen times by a bad plow while endeavoring

and passed.

The motion was agreed to. to get corn for their children to live on, are

Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the just as much entitled to the mercy and mag

II ENRIETTA NOBLES.

vote by which the bill was passed ; and also nanimity of this Government, and even much Mr. PERHAM, from the Committee on In

moved that the motion to reconsider be laid more so, than any one who had rich parents, valid Pensions, reported back without amend

on the table. or who inay happen to be the widow of a naval ment a bill (S. No. 232) granting a pension to

The latter motion was agreed to. oficer. Henrietta Nobles.

CARRIE E. BURDETT. Mr. MAYNARD. I would ask my col. The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, league [Mr. MULLINS] whether all the pen to place upon the pension-roll the name of

also reported the bill (S. No. 238) granting & sions that we give by special legislation to Henrietta Nobles, widow of Daniel G. Nobles, widows and children are not in cases which

pension to Carrie E. Burdett, with the recoinlate a captain of the fourth regiment Tennes mendation that it do pass. come outside of the ordinary rule of law; the see infantry, and to pay her a pension at the The bill was read. It proposes to direct the cases of persons who cannot obtain pensions rate of twenty dollars per month, to commence

Secretary of the Interior to place the name of at the Pension Bureau under our general November 2, 1862, and continue during her laws? And I would also ask whether we do

Carrie E. Burdert, widow of James F. Burdett, widowhood.

late an acting assistant surgeon in the military not give pensions to them in consequence of The bill was ordered to a third reading; and

service, on the pension roll, at the rate of seva meritorious services rendered the country by it was accordingly read the third time, and enteen dollars per month, to commence on the their fathers, by their husbands, and possibly passed.

6th of August, 1866, and to continue during in some instances by their sons?

Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the

her widowhood. Mr. MULLINS. I comprehend the idea, vote by which the bill was passed ; and also and I would reply

The bill was ordered to a third reading; and moved that the motion to reconsider be laid Mr. MAYNARD. The gentleman will allow

it was accordingly read the third time, and on the table.

passed. me a moment further. Did we not, very early The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote in the history of this country, give to the daughters of Count de Grasse, a foreigner, a

PAYMENT OF PENSIONS IN COIN.

by which the bill was passed ; and also moved

that the motion to reconsider be laid ou the gratuity, a bonus, and finally place them on Mr. WASHBURN, of Indiana. I wish to

table. the pension-roll? inquire of the chairman of the Committee on

The latter motion was agreed to. Mr. MULLINS. Yes, I think the Govern Invalid Pensions whether there is any prospect ment has fully acquitted itself in all such cases, of the committee acting on the bill referred to

JOIN W. JAMISON, DECEASED. and ought to have stopped long ago in many them for the payment of pensioners in coin? Dr. PERHAM, from the same committee, of them. And here there comes up a lady, Mr. PERHAN. Mr. Chairman, in regard also reported back Senate bill No. 427, for the who, being of proper age and disposing mem. to that subject I have to answer that the com relief of the widow and children of John W. ory, [laughter, ] elected by her own choice to mittee has been very busily engaged during Jamison, deceased, with the recommendation abandon the protection of the Government and all the session, when they could possibly be

that it do pass. take to her side one whom she looked upon as il in committee, in providing pensions for the The reading of the bill was dispensed with,

CHARLOTTE POSEY.

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CATHARINE WANDS.

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that it do pass.

MRS. ALICE A. DRYER.

it do pass;

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and

The bill was ordered to a third reading; and

CHILDREN OF JOSEPII BERRY. it was accordingly read the third time, and Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee,

Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, passed. Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote

reported back a bill (S. No. 318) for the relief | reported a bill (H. R. No. 1410) grunting a by which the bill was passed; and also moved

of Charlotte Posey with a recommendation | pension to the minor children of Joseph Berry; that it do pass.

which was read a first and second time. that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

The bill was ordered to a third reading; and The question was upon ordering the bill to table.

it was accordingly read the third time, and be engrossed and read a third time. The latter motion was agreed to. passed.

The bill, which was read, directs the Secre. Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote tary of the Interior to place on the pensionMr. PERHAM, from the same committee, | by which the bill was passed ; and also moved roll, subject to the provisions and limitations reported back a bill (S. No. 497) for the relief

that the motion to reconsider be laid on the of the pension laws, the naines of Mary E. of Catharine Wands, with a recommendation talile.

Berry and Louisa Berry, minor children of The latter motion was agreed to.

Joseph Berry, late a private in company B, The bill was ordered to a third reading; and

fourth regiment lowa volanteers, commencing

REBECCA SENOR. it was accordingly read the third time, and

October 27, 1862, and to continue until No. passed.

Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, || vember 26, 1867. Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote

reported back a bill (S. No. 316) for the relief The bill was ordered to be engrossed and by which the bill was passed ; and also moved

of Rebecca Senor, mother of James H. Senor, read a third time; and being engrossed, it was that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

deceased, with a recommendation that it do | accordingly read the third time, and passed. table. pass.

Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote The latter motion was agreed to.

The bill was ordered to a third reading; by which the bill was passed; and also mored

and it was accordingly read the third time, that the motion to reconsider be laid on the HENRY'REEMS. and passed.

table. Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote

The latter motion was agreed to. reported back a bill (S. No. 495) for the relief by which the bill was passed; and also moved of Henry Reems, with a recommendation that that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, table. The bill was ordered to be read a third time; The latter motion was agreed to.

reported back, with a substitute, a bill (H. R. and was accordingly read the third time, and

No. 614) for the relief of Mrs. Alice A. Dryer.

ELIZABETH STEEPLETON. passed.

The substitute, which was read, directs the Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote

Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee,

Secretary of the Interior to pay to Alice A. by which the bill was passed; and also moved also reported back, with a recommendation

Dryer, widow of Hiram Dryer, late a major of that the motion to reconsider be laid on the that the same do pass, Senate bill No. 494,

the thirteenth regiment United States infantry

, table. granting a pension to Elizabeth Steepleton,

whose name is now on the list of pensioners, The latter motion was agreed to. widow of Harrison W. Steepleton, deceased.

the sum of twenty-five dollars per month, dur

ing her widowhood, in lieu of the pension she The question was upon ordering the bill to SYLVESTER NUGENT. be read a third time.

is now receiving. This act to take effect from Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, The bill, which was read, directs the Secre.

the 5th of March, 1867, the day of the death of reported back a bill (S. No. 456) for the relief tary of the Interior to place upon the pension

Hiram Dryer. of Sylvester Nugent, with a recommendation

The substitute was agreed to. roll, subject to the provisions and limitations that it do pass. of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth

The biil, as amended, was ordered to be enThe bill was ordered to a third reading ; and

grossed and read a third time; and being en. it was accordingly read the third time, and late a private in company E, sixth regiment grossed, it was accordingly read the third time, passed. Indiana legion, and allow and pay her a pen

and passed. Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote sion at the rate of eight dollars per month, to

Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed; and also moved commence on the 9th of July, 1863, and to

by which the bill was passed ; and also inoved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the continue during her widowhood.

that the inotion to reconsider be laid on the table.

The bill was read the third time, and passed,

table.
The latter motion was agreed to.
Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote

The latter motion was agreed to.
ELIZABETH BARKER.
by which the bill was passed ; and also moved

POLLY W. COTTON.
Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee.

that the motion to reconsider be laid on the Mr. PERHAM, from the Committee on Inreported back a bill (S. No. 434) for the relief table.

valid Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1411) of Elizabeth Barker, widow of Alexander

The latter motion was agreed to.

granting a pension to Polly W. Cotton; which Barker, deceased, with a recommendation that

was read a first and second time. ANNIE E. DIXON.

The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, The bill was ordered to a third reading; and

to place on the pension-roll, subject to the proit was accordingly read the third time, and reported adversely upon Senate bill No. 282,

visions and limitations of the pension laws, the granting a pension to Annie E. Dixon; and

name of Polly W. Cotton, widow of Wayne W. Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote the same was laid on the table.

Cotton, late of company G, seventh regiment by which the bill was passed ; and also moved

CHILDREN OF LA FAYETTE CAMERON. Tennessee infantry, and pay her a pension as that the motion to reconsider be laid on the Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee,

the widow of a captain in lieu of the pension table.

she has been receiving, the pension to com. reported back, with an amendment, Senate bill The latter motion was agreed to. No. 175, for the relief of Joseph McGhee Cam

mence April 18, 1863. eron and Mary Jane Cameron, children of La

The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read

a third time; and being engrossed, it was acMr. PERHAM, from the same committee, Fayette Cameron, deceased.

cordingly read the third time, and passed. reported back a bill (S. No. 333) for the relief The bill, which was read, directs the Secre

Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the voto of Julia M. Molin, with a recommendation that

tary of the Interior to place the names of
Joseph McGhee Cameron and Mary Jane Cam by which the bill was passed ; and also mored

that the motion to reconsider be laid on the The bill was ordered to be read a third time; eron, residents of the District of Columbia,

table,
and it was accordingly read the third time, and
children under sixteen years of age of La

The latter motion was agreed to.
Fayette Cameron, deceased, on the pension-
passed.
Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote

roll, subject to the provisions and limitations CHILDREN OF WILLIAM R. SILVEY.
by which the bill was passed ; and also moved
of the pension laws, and to pay them a pension

Mr. PERHAM, from the Committee on Inthat the motion to reconsider be laid on the

at the rate of eight dollars per month, and to
each the additional sum of two dollars per granting a pension to the children of William

valid Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1412) table. The latter motion was agreed to. month from the 17th of December, 1862, until

R. Silvey ; which was read a first and second they severally attain the age of sixteen years. time. The amendment was to strike out all after

The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary Mr. PERHAM, from the same committee, the words "6 reported back a bill (S. No. 321) for the relief the words from the 15th day of December, subject to the provisions and limitations of the

pay them a pension” and to insert of the Interior to place on the pension roll of Mrs. Mary Gaither, with a recommendation

pension laws, the names of William A. Silver that it do pass.

The amendinent was agreed to. The bill was ordered to a third reading; and

and Mary Elizabeth Ann Silvey, children under The bill, as amended, was ordered to be read the

age a third time; and it was accordingly read the

of sixteen years of William R. Silvey, it was accordingly read the third time, and

late a private in company B, second regiinent passed.

third time, and passed. Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote | November 13, 1863.

Tennessee infantry, the pension to commence by which the bill was passed; and also moved | by which the bill was passed ; and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the that the motion to reconsider be laid on the read a third time ; and being engrossed, it was table. table.

accordingly read the third time, and passed. The latter motion was agreed to. The latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. PËRHAM moved to reconsider the vote

it do pass:

passed.

JULIA M. MOLIN.

it do pass.

MARY GAITIIER.

1862."

by which the bill was passed ; and also moved given the same their most careful consideration, and our prisoners, and that she was entitled to the gratithat the motion to reconsider be laid on the ask leave to mako the following report:

tude of the Government and all loyal citizens. table.

That our northern women havo won the highest Your committee desire to include in their report

praise for their devotion and self-sacrifice in the extracts from a letter of Mr. Eddy, who was conThe latter motion was agreed tu.

cause of their country, but great as their labors and fined in Salisbury prison, North Carolina:

sacrifices have been they are certainly inferior to "I was a prisoner at that place, and as such formed SETII LEA.

those of some of the loyal women of the South, who, the acquaintance of Mrs. Johnson, an acquaintanco Mr. PERKAM, from the Committee on In

for the love they bore to their country and its flag, never to be forgotten. Her kindness to the prisoners

braved all the contempt, obloquy, and scorn which literally knew no bounds but her abilities, and theso valid Pensions, reported back, with an amend southern women could heap upon them; who lived seemed to increase with the demands of the case. ment in the form of a substitute, a bill (H. R. for years in utter isolation from the society of rela 'For, liko the poor woman of old, 'her borrel of No. 1315) for the relief of Seth Lea.

tions; friends, and neighbors because they would meal wasted not, neither did her cruise of oil fail.'.

render such aid and succor as was in their power to She was one of those mysterious women who secmed The substitute proposes to authorize and the defenders of tte national cause in prison, in sor always to abound, and yet to have nothing herself. direct the Secretary of the Interior to place row, and in suffering. Among these heroines none She is a wonderful woman. No prisoner was sick

the fact of which she did not hear at once, and somo upon the pension-roll , subject to the provisions deserves a higher place in the record of womanly

patriotism and courage than Mrs. Sarah K. Johnson. comfort always came. There was not a single excepand limitations of the pension laws, the name At the breaking out of the war Mrs. Johnson was tion. She attended to our washing at a pecuniary loss of Seth Lea, of Knox county, Tennessee, and teaching a school in Salisbury, where she was born to herself. She wroteletters of comfortand good cheer.

and always resided. When the first prisoners were She wept with us, and when we went away she repay him a pension as a second lieutenant, com

brought into that place the southern women turned oiced with us, and was the only one who extended mencing January 15, 1863.

out in their carriages and with a band escorted them to us a kind and parting hand. The substitute was agreed to.

through the town, and when they filed past saluted "That she did what she did from pure inotives is The bill, as amended, was ordered to be en

them with contemptuous epithets. From that time clear to my mind; first, in that she did it in face of

Mrs. Johnson determined to devoto herself to the such opposition; second, in that she did it to the imgrossed and read a third time, and being en amelioration of the condition of the prisoners; and poverishing of herself; third, in that she did it when grossed, it was accordingly read the third time, the testimony of thousands of the Union soldiers the almost universal sentiment of the South was that and passed.

confined there proves how nobly she performed tho the confederacy must be a success. I believe her

duties she undertook. It was no easy task, for she motives were pure. I belive she sacrificed everything Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote was entirely alone, being the only woman who openly for the Union soldiers. She was one among the few. by which the bill was passed; and also moved

advocated Union sentiments and attempted to ad We prisoners found but one woman like lier." that the motion to reconsider be laid on the

ininister to the wants of the prisoners. For fifteen The following is a copy of a letter signed by twelve

months none of the women of Salisbury spoke to her officers of the United States Navy, and at the time it table.

or called upon her, and every possible indignity was was written wero prisoners in Salisbury: The latter motion was agreed to. heaped upon her as a 'Yankee sympathizer.' Her

CONFEDERATE STATES MILITARY Prison, scholars were withdrawn from her school, and it was SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA, January 22, 1863. JANE ROOK.

broken up, and her means were very limited; never MADAM: Allow me to tonder you my many grate

theless, she accomplished more by sympathetic ar ful acknowledgments, and those of my officers and Mr. PERHAM, from the Committee on In rangements than many would have done with a larger

fellow-prisoners, for your kind and very acceptable valid Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. No. 1413) outlay of inoney.

loan of crockery for the use of the mess, without

When the first exchange of prisoners was made granting a pension to Jane Rook; which was

which we should be compelled to take our incals she went to the depot to arrange some pallets for read a first and second time.

with no regard to proprioties, not to say the decensome of the sick who were leaving, when she stum

cies of civilized life. The bill authorizes and directs the Secretary bled in the crowd, and looking down she found a

Poor as we are in everything but thanks, we can young Federal soldier who had fainted and fallen, of the Interior to place on the pension-roll,

only pray that this and all the other similar acts of and was in danger of being trodden to death. Sho

kindness on your part may be abundantly recomsubject to the provisions and limitations of the raised him up and called for water, but none of the pensed by llim who has declared that inasmuch as pension laws, ihe name of Jane Rook, mother people would get her a drop to save a Yankee's?

they are done unto the least of one of these his of James C. Rook, late a private in company life. Some of the soldiers who were in the cars throw

brethren they are done unto Him. I trust that when their canteens to her, and she succeeded in reviving

(if ever) we are so happy as to be released from these A, third regiment Maine volunteer infantry, bim; during this time the crowd heaped upon her bonds we shall be privileged, before returning to our commencing July 16, 1862. every insulting epithet they could think of, and her

homes and the beloved ones whose hearts are this The bill was ordered to be engrossed and life even was in danger. But she braved it all, and

day full of sorrow and anxiety on our account, to succeeded in obtaining permission from Colonel God

express to you in person our gratitude for your kindread a third time; and being engrossed, it was win, then in command of the post, who was a kind

ness and sympathy for us in the calamity which has accordingly read the third time, and passed. hearted man, to let her remove him to hcrown house,

befallen us, strangers as we are to you, and with no Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote

promising to take care of him as if he were her own other claims than that of a common humanity and son, and if he died to give him Christian burial. He

Christian brotherhood. both unhappily too often by which the bill was passed; and also moved was in the last stages of consumption, and she felt

disregarded by poth parties in these ovil times. that the motion to reconsider be laid on the sure he would dic if taken to the prison hospital. Dr. C. D. Paliner, of Cincinnati, Ohio, certifies as table.

None of the citizens of the place would even assist
in carrying him, and after a time two gentlemen from

follows:

“I have known her personally and intimately since The latter motion was agreed to.

Richmond stopped forward and helped to convey September, 1866, during which time I have been fam

him to her house. There she watched over him for SARAT K. JOHNSON.

ily physician of Mrs. Sarah K. Johnson. My attention hours, as he was in a terrible state from neglect,

was first drawn to her in the capacity of city physiMr. PERHAM, from the Committee on Inhaving had blisters applied to his chest which had

cian for the poor, on account of her pecuniary want. never been dressed and were full of vermin.

I found her inuch reduced in health, requiring my valid Pensions, reported a bill (H. R. No. The poor boy, whose name was Hugh Perry, was

gervices almost constantly. Her nervous system has 1414) granting a pension to Sarah K. Johnson; from Wisconsin, and belonged to the fifth Michigan

been so seriously impaired from wbat she has undercavalry, only lived a few days, and she had a grave which was read a first and second time.

gone during the war that she has not been, nor do I dug for him in her garden, for burial had been re think she ever will be able to maintain herself, or The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior fused in the public graveyard, and sho had been

attend even to her ordinary household duties. She to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the threatened that if she had him interred decently his is a woman of great force of character and strength

body should be dug up and buried in the street, and provisions and limitations of the pension laws,

of will, and no ordinary amount of physical and they even threatened to take his body from the house

mental labor could have so wrecked her constitution.' the name of Sarah K. Johnson, late of Salis for that purpose. Mrs. Johnson assured them that

From evidence and letters presented to the combury, North Carolina, and pay her a pension they could only do that over her dead body, and that

mittee they are of the opinion (as expressed in one she should resist them to death. at the rate of thirty dollars per montb, com

of the letters written to her by one who had received

For this and similar things she was cited to appear aid and comfort from her) that she lives in the mencing March 4, 1868, and to continue during before the sessions of the Presbyterian church; for hearts and memories of thousands of our people." her natural life.

this and similar acts of humanity she was literally She was the angel of mercy-nobly stepping between Mr. MULLINS. I desire to inquire why ostracised from society, and when the war came to

the forlorn prisoner and the phantom of despairan end she was compelled to leave the place.

giving to his crushed heart a bright remembrance the committee propose in the case of this lady During the first two years she was enabled to do a of a good and kind mother, bidding him be patient that the pension shall continue during her nat great many acts of kindness for the prisoners, but and cheerful, that the hour of deliverance might find ural life?

after that time she was watched very closely as a him able to enjoy the anticipated pleasure of a union

Yankce sympathizer, and the rules of the prison were with the loved ones around the family hearth." Mr. PERHAM. It is a pension on account stricter, and what she could do was done by strategy.

Your committee have examined the case with of her own services. Her means now were inuch reduced, but she still

much care, and take pleasure in reporting the accomcontinued in her good works, cutting up her carpets Th bill was ordered to be engrossed and

panying bill, granting her a pension of thirty dollars and spare blankets to make into moccasins, and

per month, commencing March 4, 1863, it appearing read a third time; and being engrossed, it was when new squads of prisoners arrived supplied them ll that Mrs. Johnson is very feeble in health, and that accordingly read the third time, and passed.

with bread and water as they halted in front of her she has been obliged to leave her nativo State of Mr. PERHAM moved to reconsider the vote

house, which they were compelled to do for hours,
writing the routine of being pustered into the prison,

North Carolina in consequence of her continuod kindpy wnich the bill was passed; and also moved They were not allowed to leave the ranks, and she

ness to Union prisoners in the Salisbury prison. that the motion to reconsider be laid on the would turn an old-fashioned windlass herseif for

LAND BOUNTIES. table.

hours, raising water from hier well: for the prisoners Mr. PERHAM, from the Committee on

were often twenty-four to forty-eight hours on the The latter motion was agreed to. railroad without rations or water.

Invalid Pensions, reported back the following Mr. PERHAM. The gentleman from West

Generally the officer in command would grant resolution ; and the same was referred to the

her request, but once a sergeant told her, in reply, Virginia [Mr. POLSLEY] has prepared a most

Committee on the Public Lands : if sho gave any of them a drop of water or a piece of interesting report in this case, and I move that bread or dared to come outside of her gate for that

Resolved, That the Committee on Pensions be it be printed in the Globe with the other propurpose he would pin her to the earth with his bay.

instructed to inquire into the expediency of providonet. She defied him, and taking her pail of water ing by law for bounties in land, to be given to the ceedings. in one hand and a basket of bread in the other, she

soldiers of the nation in tho late war of the rebelThe SPEAKER. The Chair thinks that walked directly past him on her errand of mercy ;

lion, and report by bill or otherwise. would be proper, as it is a novel case. he followed her, placing his bayonet between her

CLERK OF PENSION COMMITTEE. Mr. MILLER. I think where there are re:

shoulders, just so that she could feel the cold steel,
She turned and coolly asked liin why he did not pin

Mr. MILLER. I now submit the resolution ports in these cases they should go into the her to the earth, as he had threatened to do, but got which is reported from the Committee on Globe.

no reply. Then some of the rebels said, "Sergeant, Invalid Pensions. The SPEAKER. That would enlarge the

you can't make anything out of that woman, you
bad better let her alone," and she performed ber

The Clerk read as follows:
Globe very much.

work unmolested. She came North last sumer to Resolved. That the Clerk of the House of RepreThe report was ordered to be printed. It is

visit her daughter who had been placed in school in sentatives be, and is hereby, authorized and directed as follows:

Connecticut by the kindness of some of the ollicers to pay to the clerk of the Committee on Invalid Pen

she had befriended while in prison, transportation sions a sum of money which shall make his compenThe Committee on Invalid Pensions, to whom was having been given her by Generals Schofield and sation equal to that of the clerk of the Committee referred the petition of Mrs. Sarah K. Johnson, bavo Carter, who testitied to the services she had rendered of Claims, to commence July 1, 1868.

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