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2d Session.

No. 65.

SALVADOR ACCARDI.
[To accompany bill H, R. No. 719.7

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 Salvador Accardi, asking for pension, find that he entered the naval service in 1830, and remained there, as musician, for eighteen years; that while in the line of his duty he received an injury, from the effects of which his leg had to be amputated, and he is thus debarred from labor that would enable him to provide for himself.

Your committee, therefore, respectfully report a bill allowing him à pension of six dollars per month, and recommend its passage.

33d Congress, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 2d Session.

ABNER MERRILL.
[To accompany bill H. R. No. 720.]

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 Abner Merrill, of the State of Maine, find that he served in the war with Great Britain in 1812, and while in the line of his duty received an injury that entirely disabled him for work. In 1834 he was placed upon the pension list; since that time he has gradually grown worse, until, as is testified by two physicians, he is entirely disabled.

Your committee, therefore, respectfully report a bill for an increase of pension from four dollars to eight dollars per month, and recom

mend its passage.

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CONGRESS

ISABELLA CROUGH.
[To accompany bill H. R. No. 721.]

FEBRUARY 2, 1855.

Mr. FAULKNER, from the Committee on Military Affairs, made the

following

REPORT,

The Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the memorial o

Mrs. Isabella Crough, mother of the late Michael P. Doyle, of the 15th regiment U. 8. infantry, have, according to order, had the same under consideration, and submit the following report : It appears that the said Lieutenant Doyle, previous to his death, which occurred at the castle of Perote, Mexico, during the war with that country, submitted his account with the government as acting assistant commissary of subsistence at Fort Mackinac, as well as recruiting officer at Detroit, during the second quarter of the year 1847; that the statement of the said account, as submitted by the said Lieutenant Doyle, different from that audited by the Third Auditor of the Treasury, in the sum of $64 19, which difference placed the said Lieutenant Doyle as debtor to the government in the sum of $46 69, instead of the creditor of the government in the sum of $17 50, as he had supposed. It further appears that, his death occurring soon after, his mother made application for the pay and allowances due her late son, which application was met with the refusal to pay her the amount due to her son, until the small balance of $46 69, found against him on the books of the treasury, should be settled. It is to authorize the accounting officers of the treasury to credit her son's account with the balance against him, that she may draw his pay and allowances, that the memorialist now petitions Congress.

The committee, taking the opinion expressed in an official communication of the Third Auditor on the case, that there is not the least suspicion that there was any wrong or dishonesty attending the discharge of the duties devolved upon Lieutenant Doyle; on the contrary, I feel satisfied that everything would have been properly arranged and accounted for, had it not been for his untimely death;' and also looking upon the small amount of the balance, as well as the little experience he possessed in the discharge of those duties, the amount of travel that he had to perform, and the hurry with which he started to Mexico, have concluded to recommend that the said Lieutenant Doyle's account be credited with the said balance, and therefore they report a bill.

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