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CHARLES H. POINTER.

[To accompany bill H. R. No. 777.]

FEBRUARY 23, 1855.

Mr. HENDRICKS, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, made the

following

REPORT .

The Committee on Invalid Pensions, to whom was referred the petition

of Charles H. Pointer, have had the same under consideration, and report:

That in August, 1837, at Jefferson barracks, in Missouri, the petitioner enlisted as a muleteer for the Florida war, and was immediately sent to Tampa bay; and was then, against his wish, transferred to a pioneer company, and continued in said company in Florida, faithfully discharging his duty, until January, 1838, when he was discharged for disability. That in said service, the petitioner underwent great hardships, and incurred extreme exposure, in consequence of which he became sick with cold, which located in his head and produced deafness. The petitioner is now entirely deaf, and the committee are satisfied, from the evidence, that the disability resulted from his exposures and sickness in the Florida war. He was faithful in the service, is poor, and is unable to provide for his family. The committee report a bill for his relief.

33d CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.S 22 Session.

DANIEL NICKEL.
[To accompany bill H. R. No. 778.]

FEBRUARY 23, 1855.

Mr. HENDRICKS, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, made the

following

REPORT.

The Committee on Invalid Pensions, to whom was referred the petition of

Daniel Nickel, report:

That the said petitioner served in the Mexican war under the command of General Lane, and behaved gallantly at Huamantla and other engagements with the enemy; that he was wounded and is now disabled by his wounds; and whilst in the service in Mexico he contracted diarrhea, which is now chronic, and that he is wholly disabled The committee report a bill for his relief.

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