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APPROPRIATIONS FOR MILITARY ACADEMY.

[To accompany bill H. R. No. 561.]

JANUARY 11, 1855.

Mr. Houston, from the Committee of Ways and Means, made the fol

lowing

REPORT. The Committee of Ways and Means recommend that the House of Representatives do agree to the first, third, fifth, and sixth amendments of the Senate to the bill making appropriations for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the 30th of June, 1856; and that they non-concur in the second, fourth, seventh, and eighth of the Senate's amendments to said bill.

2d Session.

No. 27.

KENNEDY O'BRIEN.

[To accompany bill H. R. No. 715.]

FEBRUARY 2, 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 Kennedy O'Brien, asking for pension, find that he served in the late war with Mexico, having volunteered two different times; that while in the line of his duty he contracted a chronic diarrhea, from the effects of which he became blind. The accompanying note of the surgeon fully sustairis the case.

Your committee, therefore, respectfully report a bill granting him a pension of eight dollars per month, and recommend its passage.

SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE,

February 9, 1854. At the request of Kennedy O'Brien, late a private of the 5th regiment of Indiana volunteers, and now an inmate of the military asylum, I certify that he is perfectly unable to gain his livelihood by manual labor-his sight being entirely destroyed.

A. S. WOTHERSPOON,

Assistant Surgeon U, S. A. RICHARD H. COOLIDGE,

Assistant Surgeon U. S. A.

CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 7, 1850. The bearer, Kennedy O'Brien, having served as a soldier in the Mexican war, and having lost his eye-sight by a disease incurred during that service, is hereby recommended for a pension.

R. D. MUSSEY, M. D., Senior Surgeon of the Commercial Hospital,

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