Per Diem Service Pensions: Hearing Before the Committee on Pensions of the United States Senate on the Bill (S. 1890) Granting Per Diem Service Pensions to Honorably Dicharged Officers and Enlisted Men of the Union Army in the Civil War (Classic Reprint) by Committee on Pensions (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Per Diem Service Pensions: Hearing Before the Committee on Pensions of the United States Senate on the Bill (S. 1890) Granting Per Diem Service Pensions to Horably Dicharged Officers and Enlisted Men of the Union Army in the Civil War The committee met at 10.30 a. m. Present: Senators Gallinger (chairman), Deboe, McCumber, Scott, Foster, of Washington, Taliaferro, and Gibson. John P. Donahoe, of Wilmington, Del.; J. Edwin Browne, of Washington, D. C.; H. M. Avis, of Camden, N. J., and Gen. W. W. Dudley, of Washington, D. C., representing the Union Veteran Legion, appeared. Opening Statement of the Chairman. The Chairman. I will state to the members of the committee present that at the request of certain gentlemen I promised that they should have a hearing this morning on Senate bill 1890, introduced by Senator Penrose, which is a bill granting per diem pension service to horably discharged officers and enlisted men of the Union Army in the civil war. The title is evidently defective. I presume it was intended to read A bill granting per diem service pensions in place of pension service. The bill is as follows: Be it enacted, etc., That all officers and enlisted men who served in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States between the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, who have heretofore been horably discharged, or shall hereafter be horably discharged, from such service, shall be entitled, on application, to receive a pension from the Government, to wit, a sum per month equal to one cent per day for every day served; and in computing said service all such service rendered within the said dates shall be taken into consideration, and said pensions shall date from the filing of the application therefor. Sec. 2. That the Secretary of the Interior snail prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act. Now, gentlemen, you may arrange the hearing to suit your convenience. Our time is very limited and you may proceed in your own way. General Dudley. I should like to introduce ex-National Commander John P. Donahoe, who is chairman of our pension committee of the Union Veteran Legion, of which I have the hor to be a member. He has had charge of this matter on behalf of the committee on pensions of that order for a great many years, and, as he has just remarked to me, the matter has been pared down and boiled down by that committee until they have reached what they think to be the lowest possible terms as to section, verbiage, etc., to embrace all the points. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.