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A Grateful Republic

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Washington, Aug. 81. - The annual report of Pension Commissioner Black shows that during the ñscal year endin June 30, 1888, there were added to the pension roüs 00,325 new names (the largest anuual increase in the history of the bureau), making a total of 453,537 pensioners on the rolls at the close of the year, classiiied as follows: Invalida, 3ifi.i."; widows, minor chlldren and dependent relativos, 92,928; revolutlonary widows, 37; surwvors of the war of 1812,800; widowa of those who served in that war, 10,787; survivors of the war wUh Mexico, lti.OtiO; widows of those who served in that war. 5, 104. The amount of pensions pa'.d during the year was 178,710,881, an increaso over the previous year of 15,303, :S0. There were flled during the year 47,840 applications for original pensions; 11,789 widows, 2,7ST minors, 2,44(i dependent mothers, and 1,883 dependent fathers, making a total of (,704. The highest number of claims on account of the late war was received f rom Ohio; Indiana foüowod next; Uien New York and Pennsylvania; and from Montana, Utafy and South Carolina none were received.


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