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CONGRESS

RICHARD PATTISON, ADMINISTRATOR.

FEBRUARY 23, 1855.-Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. FLAGLER, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made

the following
REPORT

The Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, to whom was referred the

petition of Richard Pattison, administrator of the late Juliet Onion, resident of Baltimore, Maryland, report :

That the petitioner, who represents himself to be administrator and one of the heirs-at-law of Juliet Onion, deceased, asks that the benefits of the acts of 1832 and 1848 may be granted to certain heirs of hers, on account of the services of their father, John B. Onion, who is stated to have been a soldier of the Revolution. Whether he served six months, so as to be himsel entitled to a pension while living, or whether said heirs are or are not minors, is not stated; and it is manifest, therefore, aside from the absence of proof to substantiate the alleged facts, that there is nothing in the case as presented to justify Congress in granting the relief asked for. The committee, accordingly, ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the petition, and that it do lie upon the table.

CONGRESS

JANE GASTON.

FEBRUARY 23, 1855.–Laid upon the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. FlagLER, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made

the following

REPORT.

The Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, to whom was referred the

petition of Jane Gaston, widow of Joseph Gaston, a revolutionary soldier, for relief, report :

That according to the statement of the petitioner, her late husband was an invalid pensioner, and she, as his widow, is now receiving a pension of $39 66 per annum, which she asks to have increased to the same sum granted her husband ($96 per year) on account of his disability. The reason assigned for this request is, that she is old and infirm-a reason insufficient, in the opinion of your committee, because, if admissible in this case, it would apply to nearly or quite all of the widows of those who served in the revolutionary war. She received the sum her deceased husband was entitled to before his disability was established, and it is all that can be allowed the widow without unjust discrimination between her and many others equally deserving. Your committee, therefore, come to a conclusion unfavorable to the prayer of the petitioner, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

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