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New York State Comptroller's Office Entry Documentation Relating to Pension Claims, First N.Y. Regiment Volunteers, Mexican War

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains letters, affidavits, and other supporting documentation submitted to the state comptroller by veterans of the Mexican War or their legal representatives in order to verify military service and apply for pension funds. The documents contain detailed military service information including the claimant's rank, his company, the battles in which he was engaged, and any wounds he received.
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1870-1887
Series Number:
A1254

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by claimant. Documents pertaining to multiple claimants and documents in which no claimant is specified are filed under the name of correspondent.

Administrative History

In 1870, the State Legislature passed a bill entitled "An act for the relief of surviving members of the first regiment of New York Volunteers who fought in the Mexican War" which awarded pensions to veterans according to their length of service and the amount of available funds. This act was amended and further money was appropriated in 1874, 1875, and 1878. Applicants were instructed to send proof of their service to the comptroller. This evidence could consist of signed testimony of comrades or commanding officers, discharge certificates, or medals. Most applications contained information about the veteran's rank, company, and commanding officers, which was submitted to expedite the verification process. Applicants' names were checked against muster roll lists or copies of land warrant grants held in the Pension Office. A commission composed of the comptroller, the governor, and the treasurer was created to review and award claims. An approved applicant would receive a voucher or a receipt for a sum of money which he would sign and return along with a confirmation of his address in order to receive his check.

Due either to underestimation of the number of surviving veterans, or a shortage of funds, the 1870 appropriation and its successors were insufficient to accommodate all of the eligible claimants, resulting in the renewal of many applications with each new influx of funds. Following each appropriation, claimants were paid, though only some were paid in full.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains petitions and correspondence relating to the "Act for the relief of surviving members of the first regiment of New York Volunteers who fought in the war with Mexico," which was first enacted in 1870 and subsequently amended in 1874, 1875, and 1878. The documents usually take the form of letters and affidavits written from petitioners or their lawyers to the comptroller, as well as notes of identification written by comrades or commanding officers on a claimant's behalf. The documents contain information about the claimant's service, including his rank, his company, the battles he engaged in, and any wounds he received. Many of the more formal applications were notarized and contain official stamps, seals, and attachments related to the authority of the notary public. In many cases where an application was approved by the commission created to verify claims, a petitioner's file contains a note he enclosed with his signed voucher, confirming his address so that he might receive his check. Letters of inquiry or applications initially sent to the wrong government agency and forwarded to the comptroller occasionally contain attached notes summarizing contents.

The 338 documents in this series were completely unarranged when they were transferred to the State Archives. To facilitate access, documents pertaining to each claimant's case were united in a single folder bearing his name. Documents pertaining to multiple claimants and documents in which no claimant is specified were filed under the name of the correspondent, typically an attorney or government agent who corresponded on claimants' behalf. There are 114 folders in this series.

The letters, though frequently in the form of formal affidavits, expose the often desperate conditions under which these veterans lived, having survived the course of the years surrounding the Civil War. They provide insight into a societal cross-section of mid-nineteenth-century America and reveal the relationships between comrades, between lawyer and client, and between soldier and officer.

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This index contains 361 entries. Each entry includes the claimant’s name, regiment and link to a digitized copy of the document containing the claimant’s name. Each record also provides a pointer to the location within the records series.

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1882 July 31 Letter of inquiry from George S. Paine on behalf of veteran Issac Ackerman 1
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1878 July 28 Letter of inquiry from veteran Henry W. Angell regarding appropriated funds; forwarded from adjutant general's office to the comptroller (3 pages) 2
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1875 July 27 Application for bounty, affidavit, verification by comrade for Thomas Barker 3
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1876 July 24 Application for bounty from James Bedell in problematic case on behalf of Samuel Brown and Thomas Reynolds 4
1876 July 27 Letter from James Bedell on behalf of veterans Samuel Brown and Thomas Reynolds, evidently tempering demands made by Brown to the comptroller 4
1876 August 5 Letter from Bedell expressing the anxiety of his client, Samuel Brown, for payment 4
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1882 September 1 Affidavit and application for bounty of Adam Behlind (2 pages) 5
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1876 June 16 Acknowledgement from James E. Bissell and return of voucher for $118.00 to the comptroller 6
1876 May 20 Note from Burnett to introduce James E. Bissell's application; addressed to George Seeley, clerk in the comptroller's office 6
1876 May 11 Letter from Burnett to Seeley encouraging the latter to verify James E. Bissell's signature 6
1875 November 17 Letter from James E. Bissell asking for news of legislation and of the status of his claim (2 pages) 6
1876 May 22 Affidavit, and verification by comrade for James E. Bissell, certified by Burnett 6
1876 May 31 Affidavits from comrades on behalf of James E. Bissell 6
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1878 July 26 Letter from S. E. Adler on behalf of Augustus Brettet inquiring when judgements on Mexican War veterans' claims will be passed 7
1878 August 10 Letter from Washington Irving Jacques to George Seeley inqiring about the status of the case of his client, Augustus Brettet, and complaining about said client 7
1878 August 23 Letter from Washington Irving Jaques to George Seeley or the comptroller inquiring for Augustus Brettet and complaining about Brettet's constant inquiries on the subject 7
1878 September 17 Letter from Washington Irving Jaques on behalf of his client, Augustus Brettet, asking the wherabouts of a promised check and requesting the return of discharge papers 7
1878 June 26 Letter from Washington Irving Jaques to Seeley on behalf of the former's client (Augustus Bretett) inquiring when decisions will be made about Mexican War veterans' claim 7
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1871 June 8 Letter from veteran Charles M. Brower verifying that his name is listed correctly upon the lists of claimants for bounty 8
1870 November 12 Letter from Charles M. Brower after being passed over for payment 8
1871 May 29 Letter of inquiry from Charles M. Brower regarding progress of appropriation 8
1871 August 29 Note from Charles M. Brower, apparently enclosed with voucher for $157.80 returned to comptroller's office 8
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1876 August 8 Note from Samuel Brown thanking the treasurer and providing an address to which he desired his "draft" to be sent; asking the same for Thomas Reynolds 9
1876 July 11 Note from Samuel Brown to the treasurer's office asking that payment of his claim be withheld until he is informed that it is ready, apparently under some apprehension that it might be paid to an imposter 9
1876 August 2 Certificate from adjutant general confirming the muster date and military participation of Samuel Brown in the Mexican War 9
1876 June 29 Affidavit of Samuel Brown's commanding officer, A. Farmsworth, testifying to the former's identity and participation in the Mexican War 9
1876 June 30 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Samuel Brown, drawn by John J. Glasson with a notary public certificate from William Walsh, Clerk of City and County of New York 9
1876 June 30-July 6 Letter from veteran Samuel Brown to the governor expressing concern and frustration that his claim for bounty was denied; letter refered from one government agency to another (3 pages) 9
1876 July 11 Indignant note from veteran Samuel Brown about the methods of the comptroller's office; demands the return of his papers 9
1876 July 17 Agitated letter from veteran Samuel Brown informing the comptroller that a lawyer has been hired for the procurement of bounty; demands either his money or his papers 9
1876 July 8 Letter from Samuel Brown expressing extreme anxiety about the status of his claim for bounty; claimant convinced there is a "plot on foot" to defraud him 9
1876 June 20 Letter from Samuel Brown requesting information and applicaton forms pertaining to appropriation for Mexican War veterans 9
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1874 September 19 List, endorsed by Colonel Burnett, of nine veterans who served under him in the Mexican War 10
1878 June 26 Note from Colonel Ward B. Burnett offering his services should they be needed in the settling of bounty claims by Mexican War veterans 10
1876 June15 Note from Colonel Ward B. Burnett forwarding request from veterans formerly under his command for payment before the 4th of July 10
1876 July 5 Letter from Colonel Ward B. Burnett to George Seeley, revealing details of the collaberation of the two in addressing veterans' claims for bounty; case of Samuel Brown and Thomas Reynolds discussed 10
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1882 February 6 Note from N. A. Calkins Esq. requesting information about the appropriations for Mexican War veterans 11
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1877 January 10 Note from A. M. Kenaday submitting the claim of Adolph Carper to the comptroller's office 12
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1871 October 2 Note from C. C. Greenwood on behalf of veteran John Carter, who had been institutionalized due to mental illness; inquiring about Carter's share of the bounty 13
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1875 June 4 Affidavit and verification by comrade, drawn by William McCabe on behalf of veteran Jacob Childs; certified by Peter Waters and Ward Burnett 14
1875 June 4 Note and application for bounty from Jacob Childs, apparently enclosed with his affadavit (2 pages) 14
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1870 October 26 Letter from G. S. Loutrel on behalf of Mathew Conlin concerning the absence of Conlin's name on the muster roll for NY Volunteers 15
1871 May 13 Affidavit and comrade verification for veteran Matthew Conlin 15
1871 May 12 Note from G. S. Loutrel on behalf of Mathew Conlin 15
1871 June 28 Note and application for bounty from G. S. Loutrel on behalf of veteran Mathew Conlin 15
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1870 October Affidavit of veteran Andrew Constantine on behalf of veteran John Henkel, verifying the identity and service of the latter 16
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1871 July 10 Letter from Philip Conway requesting news about the status of his claim for bounty 17
1871 May 2 Note from veteran Philip Conway expressing his willingness to travel to Albany if such a visit would help him to obtain his much-needed share in the bounty 17
1871 June 8 Note from Philip Conway expressing concern that his application will again be passed over 17
1871 August 25 Note from veteran Philip Conway expressing anxiety about the status of his claim 17
1871 August 28 Note from veteran Philip Conway containing the address to which he wished his portion of the bounty be sent 17
1871 April 18 Letter of inquiry from Philip Conway regarding progress of legislation pertaining to bounty appropriated for veterans of the Mexican War 17
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1871 June 14 Affidavit and verification by comrade for veteran John Cook 1853
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1878 December 23 Power of attorney certificate and application for bounty submitted by Alexander Kenaday for widow Rachel Elizabeth Coventry 19
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1876 August 31 Affidavit and verification by comrade for veteran Patrick Crimion 20
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1871 August 29 Note from veteran Hezekiah Dare (perhaps upon receipt of a voucher) indicating an address to which the claimant wished his check to be sent 21
1870 November 9 Application for bounty and verification by comrade for veteran Hezekiah Dare 21
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1876 May 27 Affidavit, application for bounty, and verification by comrade for veteran Josiah B. Davis 22
1871 August 28 Note of thanks and instructions regarding the address of Josiah B. Davis (perhaps upon receipt of voucher) 22
1876 June 26 Note from veteran Hezekiah Dare in explanation of a former affadavit; it is unclear whether this claimant was paid in 1871 and believes himself to be entitled to further funds based upon a subsequent appropriation or whether he was never paid in full 22
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1878 December 20 Power of attorney certificate and inquiry about the status of the claim of veteran Thomas L. Decker, submitted by Alexander M. Kenaday 23
1878 July 30 Letter from the widow of veteran Horace Meech on behalf of veteran Thomas L. Decker, incisive letter inqiring on Decker's behalf 23
1878 August 1 Note from Andrew Reid on behalf on veteran Thomas Decker, applying for bounty appropriated for survivors of the Mexican War in 1875 (3 pages) 23
1879 January 16 Note from veteran Thomas Decker, supplemented by Alexander Kenaday, apparently accompanying other papers; note refers to a prior payment and explains the payment was incomplete 23
1879 January 16 Affidavit and application for bounty of Thomas Decker (2 pages) 23
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1871 June 1 Letter from Bernard DeYoung requesting information about the progress of his claim for bounty 24
1871 July 17 Note from veteran Bernard DeYoung requesting an appointment at the comptroller's office to obtain his share of bounty 24
1871 August 28 Note from Bernard DeYoung apparently enclosed with a voucher returned to the comptroller's office 24
1870 October 26 Letter of inquiry from lawyers Pittman, Gardiner, and Goodhart on behalf of veteran Bernard DeYoung's entitlement to bounty funds appropriated in 1870 24
1878 November 15 Letter of inquiry from veteran Bernard DeYoung regarding his claim for bounty 24
1871 April 21 Application for bounty and verification by comrade for Bernard DeYoung under the appropriation of 1851 24
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1881 April 2 Letter from S.T. Maddox Esq., on behalf of the unnamed heirs of Robert B. Dickerman, inquiring about existence of appropriated funds and application procedure; informative regarding legislative history of the act entitling veterans to funds 25
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1878 September 16 Letter from James Duffy inquiring about the claim of his deceased father, veteran John Duffy 26
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1870 December 6 Note on behalf of James Duncan, perhaps from comrade; content and sender unclear 27
1870 December 7 Application for bounty and verification by comrade for veteran James Duncan; states that he received partial payment under the act passed in 1851, requests balance 27
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1875 August 12 Letter and application for bounty dictated and marked by veteran Martin Duncan; apparently enclosed with affidavits 28
1875 August 13 Affidavit and verifications for Martin Duncan (2 pages) 28
1879 January 6 Letter from veteran Martin Duncan clarifying the amount of money he was paid previously and the balance to which he belives himself entitlied 28
1878 October 24 Letter from Alexander Kenaday on behalf of veteran Martin Duncan, apparently accompanying a power of attorney certificate; letter inquires about further evidence that might be necessary to prove identity of claimant 28
1878 October 22 Power of attorney certificate authorizing Alexander Kenaday to act on behalf of veteran Martin Duncan 28
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1876 June 2 Note from veteran David W. Dyckman regarding change of address for the purpose of communications pertaining to his claim for bounty 29
1875 May 17 Affidavit and certifications by comrades for veteran David W. Dyckman notarized by L. H. Morrell 29
1875 May 14 Note and application for bounty, apparently enclosed with other papers from veteran David W. Dyckman 29
1875 May 28 Letter from veteran David W. Dyckman urging the settlement of his claim 29
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1878 December 30 Letter signifying the revocation of the power of attorney formerly entrusted by veteran William Eackerman in Dick Wilder; endorsed by H. S. DeGrange and Henry Dibble 30
1878 December 30 Letter from Henry Dibble on behalf of veteran William Eackerman 30
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1876 July 20 Letter from veteran A. Farmsworth on behalf of veterans Samuel Brown and Thomas Reynolds; letter, apparently accompanying a valuable copy of a later muster roll, mentions affidavit from Farmsworth on these claimants' behalf as well 31
1870 May 30 Affidavit from veteran A. Farmsworth testifying regarding the service of his comrade, veteran Mayne Reid, notarized by George Hoffman 31
1870 October 15 Note from veteran A. Farmsworth, on behalf of comrades, requesting information about the distribution funds 31
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1870 August 25 Affidavit and application for bounty of Captain William Forry, with verification by comrade George Thistleton, notarized by M. Grey (2 pages) 32
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1872 March 5 Letter from Moulton Farmham on behalf of veteran Joseph Franklin indicating that despite the return of the voucher, Franklin was not sent his much-needed check 33
1872 February 26 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Joseph Franklin 33
1872 February 26 Letter from Moulton Farmham on behalf of veteran Joseph Franklin, apparently accompanying a voucher 33
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1880 November 23 Power of attorney authorizing Alexander Kenaday to represent Hugh Gaynor 34
1880 December 27 Letter and application for bounty from Hugh Gaynor, requesting and receiving his commanding officer Jay P. Taylor's validation of his claim; personal anecdote included as evidence 34
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1875 August 3 Affidavits pertaining to the identity and service of veteran John Baptist Grasenauer (2 pages) 35
1875 August 2 Note from John Grasenauer apparently accompanying other papers on behalf of his brother, veteran John Baptist Grasenauer 35
1875 July 8 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran John Baptist Grasenauer, including power of attorney authorizing William Clarke to act on his behalf 35
1876 May 29 Note from Ward Burnett to George Seeley on behalf on veteran John Baptist Grasenauer, apparently accompanying the Grasenauer's affidavit 35
1876 June 16 Note from veteran John Baptist Grasenauer, apparently enclosed with a signed voucher for $49.83 yet inqiring as to whether he was entitled to funds 35
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1870 October 20 Letter from veteran William Gravenitz to the governor asking whether residents of other states are entitled to bounties and whether soldiers not honorably discharged are so entitled 36
1870 August 19 Letter from veteran William Gravenitz to the governor on behalf of veterans Julius Latte, who was ill, and John Henkle, who was allegedly the father numerous legitimate and illegitimate children 36
1870 October 4 Letter from veteran William Gravenitz with a list of other veterans' names; suggests some members from each regiment verify claimants in person to ensure against fraudulent claims 36
1870 August 6 Letter from veteran William Gravenitz inquiring about exactly when the claims of his fellow veterans will be paid 36
1870 October 22 Note from veteran William Gravenitz to the comptroller; content uncertain 36
1876 June 24 Letter from William Tidball on behalf of his client, veteran William Gravenitz, applying for $50.00 having already received $230.00 36
1876 June 28 Letter from William Tidball on behalf of his client, veteran William Gravenitz, applying for $4.20 36
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1878 July 22 Letter to Alexander Kenaday on behalf of C. F. Hall, a veteran impatient for his bounty; name of sender uncertain 37
1878 July 31 Letter from Alexander Kenaday on behalf of veteran C. F. Hall, whose physical condition prevented him from working and kept him in destitution; Kenaday feels responsible for the frustration of his clients regarding the delay of bounty distribution 37
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1870 July 7 Letter from veteran Dr. J. L. Hasbrouck asking for information on behalf of his fellow veterans 38
1870 September 21 Note from veteran Dr. J. L. Hasbrouck containing a short list of living veterans and their addresses 38
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1871 May 29 Letter from C. W. Smith, drawing comptroller's attention to the previously filed claim of veteran John Henkel 39
1871 August 8 Note from C. W. Smith on behalf of his client John Henkel; apparently enclosed with a voucher for $283.80 39
1870 September 30 Note from C. W. Smith on behalf of veteran John Henkel, asking for a copy of the act granting bounty to Mexican War veterans and requesting information about the application process 39
1870 October 31 Note from C. W. Smith on behalf of veteran John Henkel; apparently enclosed with other papers 39
1870 November 1 Affidavit, application for bounty, and power of attorney from veteran John Henkel 39
1870 November 4 Letter from C.W. Smith on behalf of veteran John Henkel, who is both ill and incensed 39
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1870 July 13 Application and power of attorney from veteran J. Henriques to the comptroller 40
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1871 August 30 Note from veteran James Higgins instructing that his funds be sent to the address of his representative, H. P. West; apparently enclosed with a voucher for $121.80 41
1870 October 29 Letter from H. P. West on behalf of veteran James Higgins, indicating the bare literacy of the latter 41
1870 October 31 Note of application from veteran James Higgins 41
1870 October 28 Affidavit and application for bounty from H. P. West on behalf of veteran James Higgins 41
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1871 August 25 Circular sent with a voucher from comptroller Nichols to veteran Edward Holske 42
1872 January 8 Letter from distressed veteran Edward Holske to the governor relating the history of his claim and again requesting funds due 42
1871 May 30 Letter from veteran Edward Holske informing the recipient (presumably the comptroller) of a change in his address 42
1871 July 27 Letter from veteran Edward Holske applying again for bounty and relating names and an anecdote from the war 42
1870 November 24 Application for bounty of veteran Edward Holske, apparently enclosed with other papers and a medal 42
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1878 October 18 Letter from Alexander Kenaday on behalf of veteran Daniel E. Hungerford, calling special attention to his claim due to the shortness of his stay in the United States 43
1878 October 21 Affidavit, application for bounty, and verification by comrade for Captain Daniel E. Hungerford; also power of attorney authorizing Alexander Kenaday to pursue this claim 43
1870 July 29 Affidavit and application for bounty of Captain Daniel E. Hungerford and verifcations by comrades, notarized by J. W. M. Kenzie 43
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1871 December 6 Papers of veteran John Hunt including his application for bounty, affidavit notarized by Joseph Wrenn, and verification by comrade (3 pages) 44
1871 December 16 Note from veteran John Hunt indicating his address at a military assylum; apparently enclosed with a signed voucher for $121.80 44
1876 May 13 Application for bounty from veteran John Hunt, who lost his leg at the storming of Chapultepec Castle 44
1871 November 22 Letter of inquiry and application from veteran John Hunt 44
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1870 July 9 Letter from Captain Charles H. Innes inquiring when the bounty for Mexican War veterans will be distributed 45
1876 July 29 Application for bounty from Captain Charles H. Innes 45
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1876 May 9 Renewed application for bounty from veteran Edward H. Johhnson 46
1875 May 21 Note from the employers of veteran Edward H. Johnson on his behalf; apparently enclosed with his affidavit 46
1876 June 17 Note from veteran Edward H. Johnson, apparently enclosed with a signed voucher for $49.83 46
1875 May 22 Affidavit and verifications by comrades for Edward H. Johnson, notarized by Jacob DuBois 46
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1871 May 25 Affidavit and verifications by comrades for veteran Reuben Jones; power of attorney authorizing William Mudge to act for claimant (2 pages) 47
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1878 September 3 Letter from Alexander Kenady in preemptive self-defence against embezzlement; declares he has drawn money on behalf of his clients and faithfully paid it despite his own potential financial distress due to the failure of a local bank 48
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1875 July 6 Affidavit, application for bounty and verification by comrade for veteran J. E. Kerrigan (2 pages) 49
1875 Note from veteran J E. Kerrigan, apparently enclosed with other papers 49
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1874 January 7 Affidavit and application for bounty from veteran Adolph Kielgast, including verification by comrades 50
undated Note by an unknown individual specifying the bounty due to veteran Adolph Kielgast ($283.80), including a statement arguing that claimant will receive less than he is entitled; note contains information pertaining to veteran James Hutton 50
1874 Note of bounty application from veteran Adolph Kielgast 50
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1870 September 24 Application for bounty from veteran Aaron King with verification by comrade 51
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1875 July 31 Note apparently enclosed with application for bounty from veteran Fredrick Kinnersley 52
1876 June 13 Note apparently enclosed with signed voucher from veteran Fredrick Kinnersley, stating the poverty of his family 52
1876 May 15 Note from veteran Fredrick Kinnersley indicating a change of address and renewing application for funds 52
1876 June 6 Note from disabled veteran Fredrick Kinnersley requesting information about the progress of his claim for bounty 52
1875 August 2 Affidavit and application for bounty from veteran Fredrick Kinnersley with verifications by comrades (2 pages) 52
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1870 July 28 Affidavit and application for bounty from veteran Harvey Lake with verifications by comrades, notarized by J. W. M. Kenzie 53
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1876 June 13 Letter from William Tideball Esq. inqiring on behalf of veteran John A. Lambert, who served in California under Colonel J. D. Stevenson; claimant was presumably a member of a different regiment than other applicants 54
1875 October 13 Letter from Elseffer and Baum on behalf of their client, veteran John A. Lambert applying for bounty 54
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1879 April 3 Letter from A. M. Kenaday on behalf of veteran Peter M. Lawler and others 55
1879 April 5 Power of attorney authorizing A. M. Kenaday to act on behalf of veteran Peter M. Lawler in the matter of his claim for bounty; certified by veteran Jarvis Streeter 55
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1886 October 19 Letter from veteran Henry Lawson inquiring about his right to bounty; Lawson served in the regiment comanded by J.D. Stevenson 56
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1871 April 22 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Michael Leavy (2 pages) 57
1876 July 21 Letter from James Whelan on behalf of veteran Michael Leavy, applying for bounty and information 57
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1870 July 29 Affidavit and application for bounty from veteran Emile Loeven, with verifications by comrades, notarized by J. W. M. Kenzie 58
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1887 January 8 Note of inquiry from veteran Maurice Mack concerning legislation pertaining to the Mexican War veterans; addressed to the secretary of state, sent from Ireland (2 pages) 59
1875 August 5 Letter from veteran Maurice Mack requesting a response to his claim for bounty 59
1876 May 31 Letter from veteran Maurice Mack requesting news of the remaining balance due to him; posted from Ireland 59
1875 June 30 Note from veteran Maurice Mack, apparently enclosed with other papers applying for bounty 59
1876 June 27 Note apparently enclosed with a signed voucher from veteran Maurice Mack 59
1876 August 10 Letter from Maurice Mack apparently enclosed with returned check to the comptroller following the discovery that the check could not be cashed in Ireland; requests payment in a different form 59
1875 July 1 Affidavit and application for bounty from wounded veteran Maurice Mack with warm verifications by comrade, notarized by Louis A. Morell 59
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circa 1871 Receipt for $283.80 from the treasurers office, found with note from comptroller to William Manson for the same amount 60
1871 November 8 Note from the comptroller, Henry Gallien, to veteran William Manson apparently enclosed with a voucher for $283.80; states that an earlier voucher was sent but never signed and returned 60
1871 October 24 Letter from veteran William Manson inquiring about the progress of legislation pertaining to bounty due to veterans of the Mexican War 60
1871 November 16 Letter from veteran William Manson, concerned because he has not received an answer to a previous communication; states that responses usually came within fifteen days 60
1886 September 19 Letter from veteran William Manson requesting bounty; resident of a California veterans' Home (2 pages) 60
1872 June 17 Letter from veteran William Manson renewing his application for bounty and requesting a response 60
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1871 July 25 Letter from Comptroller Henry Gallien to veteran John Marshall instructing him to furnish proof of his participation in the Mexican War in order to receive bounty 1
1871 July 26 Combat certification for veteran John Marshall, with verifications by comrades; wounded twice in service 1
1871 July 26 Letter from veteran John Marshall requesting bounty after repeated personal visits to Albany for the same purpose; sick and in need 1
1870 June 7 Application from veteran John J. Marshall and inquiry as to proper application procedure 1
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1871 August 30 Note from John Spencer Esq. on behalf of veteran Thomas Martin, apparently enclosed with a signed receipt for $283.80 2
1871 April 8 Note from veteran Thomas Martin, resident of a naval asylum, apparently enclosed with evidence of his service 2
1871 March 27 Affidavit of veteran Thomas Martin who served in the 1st NY Volunteers but who was transferred to the 4th US Artillery, notarized by William M. McNight 2
1871 March 16 Affidavit and verifications by comrades for veteran Thomas Martin, notarized by William M. McKnight (2 pages) 2
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1871 September 20 Letter from veteran Jacob Rosengarden Esq. on behalf of veteran John Mayer; included with application for bounty 3
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1870 August 12 Affidavit and application for bounty with verification by comrades for wounded veteran Peter McCann, notarized by J. W. M. Kenzie 4
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1870 October 17 Letter from Jane McIntyre requesting information about application proccess on behalf of her brother-in-law, veteran William P. McIntyre 5
1870 August 19 Affidavit and application for bounty with verifications by comrades for veteran William P. McIntyre, notarized by J. W. M. Kenzie 5
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1871 August 31 Note from Joseph Lanson on behalf of veteran John McKeown; perhaps enclosed with a voucher signed by the latter, requesting a check 6
1871 April 8 Note from veteran John McKeown, apparently enclosed with other papers, applying for bounty with next appropriation and requesting a response 6
1871 April 10 Affidavit and application for bounty from veteran John McKeown with verification by comrade 6
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1876 March 3 Affidavits of several individuals concerning the claim for bounty of Phoebe Meech, widow of veteran Horace Meech, notarized by George D. Emmerson (6 pages) 7
1876 June 2 Letter from George D. Emerson, on behalf of Widow Meech, requesting information about the further appropriation made for the veterans of the Mexican War and inquiring as to the status of her personal claim 7
1875 June 8 Letter from George D. Emmerson, frustrated at the failure of Widow Meech's claim, requesting the return of all papers; indicates claim will be pursued at the next meeting of the Legislature (2 pages) 7
1875 June 2 Letter from George D. Emmerson testifying to the character of Widow Meech 7
1875 May 10 Letter from Widow Meech citing the success of another widow in securing the bounty due her husband; requests a reply with news about her claim 7
1875 March 10 Note from Ward B. Burnett to Assemblyman Ed. Gallagher, apparently enclosed with papers forwarded from George D. Emmerson on behalf of Widow Meech 7
undated Note from an unknown source stating that veteran Horace J. Meech received part of the bounty due him and is entitled to a balance of $121.00 7
1876 January 19 Letter from George D. Emerson to Assemblyman Ed. Gallagher, requesting the assistance of the latter in obtaining bounty for Widow Meechin lieu of her late husband 7
1875 June 4 Letter from Comptroller Hopkins to George D. Emmerson as the representative of the widow of veteran Horace Meech; states that no bounty is due to the widows of Mexican War veterans, but suggests that Mrs. Meech apply directly to the legislature 7
1876 July 1 Notes from unspecified collection of Mexican War records pertaining to veteran Horace Meech and veteran Colonel Taylor 7
1876 June 9 Letter from Comptroller Henry Gallien to George D. Emerson as the representative of Widow Meech, apparently enclosed with a voucher for $118.00 for the widow to sign and return; was returned with signed voucher 7
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1871 May 10 Afidavit and verification by comrade for veteran Daniel Mickle 8
1871 August 27 Note from veteran Daniel Mickle indicating his address, apparently enclosed with a signed voucher 8
1871 May 22 Note from veteran Daniel Mickle asking if his verified affidavit has been received 8
1870 November 8 Note from veteran Daniel Mickle inquiring whether his name has been added to the list of claimants for the bounty due veterans of the Mexican War 8
1871 May 10 Note from veteran Daniel Mickle indicating that he is submitting his affadavit 8
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1894 June 6 Note from John Moore to the comptroller, typed with blue ink, no references to the Mexican War 9
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1870 June 22 Application for bounty from veteran John Moorehead 10
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1875 May 17 Note from veteran John Moran, apparently enclosed with other papers, applying for bounty 11
1875 May 17 Affidavit and verifications by comrades for veteran John Moran, notarized by L. A. Mornell 11
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1870 August 31 Letter to the treasurer from Robert L. Brougham inquiring about the bounty application procedure on behalf of veteran John Morton 12
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1870 June 16 Letter from veteran William S. Moulton offering [the comptroller] the use of a book in his possession contaning all the names of legitimate claimants for the Mexican War veterans' bounty; correspondent concerned about fraud 13
1870 May 20 Note from veteran William S. Moulton, corresponding on behalf of an unnamed committee, requesting information about legislation pertaining to the relief of Mexican War volunteers 13
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1875 May 24 Note from Arthur J. Delaney submitting claim and testifying to the character of his client, veteran Charles Murphy; apparently enclosed with other papers 14
1876 June 14 Note from Arthur J. Delaney Esq. on behalf of his client, veteran Charles Murphy, apparenlty enclosed with a voucher signed by the latter 14
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1870 October 20 List of non-certified veterans whose service in the 1st Regiment of NY Volunteers in the Mexican War is hereby formally acknowledged and certified, signed by Governor John Hoffman and Comptroller A. P. Nichols 15
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1875 May 24 Affidavit and verifications by comrades for veteran Charles Murphy, notarized by Arthur J. Delaney (2 pages) 16
1871 August 31 Note from veteran John Noyes indicating address, apparently enclosed with a signed voucher for $121.80 16
1871 May 8 Note from A. R. Mudge inquiring for application instructions for veterans; also inquires on behalf of veteran John Noyes who received some money previously, asks if he is entitled to more 16
1871 May 22 Affidavit and verification by comrade for veteran John Noyes, witnessed by A. R. Mudge, Commissioner of Deeds 16
1876 May 25 Afidavit, application for bounty, and verification by comrade for veteran John Noyes, notarized by A. Manderville 16
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1882 July 15 Letter from George S. Paine, Esq. asking for information about the bounty allocated for veterans of the Mexican War; Pain was Augustus Bretett's lawyer, though Bretett is not mentioned here (2 pages) 17
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1871 June 6 Affidavit and verifications by comrades for veteran John Pelsany 18
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1875 May 15 Note from veteran Jason D. L. Polhemus, apparently enclosed with affidavit and application for bounty 19
1875 June 5 Note from veteran Jason D. L. Polhemus who fought in both the Mexican and the Civil Wars, requesting money and claiming to have submitted a voucher, poem about honoring old soldiers 19
1876 March 29 Note from veteran Jason D. L. Polhemus requesting $49.83 19
1876 May 14 Note from veteran Jason D. L. Polhemus urging R. M. Hopkins to pursuade the governor to sign a bill for the relief of Mexican War veterans; requests a reply, needs money to move out of New York 19
1876 May 24 Note from veteran Jason D. L. Polhemus requesting his balance of $49.83 so that he can move West to be with his son 19
1876 June 8 Note from veteran Jason D.L. Polhemus, requesting money urgently, in desperate circumstances 19
1875 May 15 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Jason D. L. Polhemus with verifications by comrades, notarized by L. A. Morrell 19
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1870 July 28 Certificate signed by the governor and the comptroller signifying that veteran Mayne Reid's service in the Mexican War is officially recognized 20
circa 1870 Copy of a certificate for veteran Mayne Reid upon his entering into service on December 12, 1846; origional document was signed by the governor, the adjutant general, and Colonel Ward B. Burnett 20
1870 May 30 Affidavit and application for bounty from veteran Lieutenant Mayne Reid, notarized by George Hoffman 20
1870 June 10 Note from Mayne Reid complaining that he has not received any reply to his application and asking for partial payment immediately, even if there is not enough money appropriated to pay each veteran in full 20
1870 August 3 Note from veteran Mayne Reid reminding the comptroller of his claim and stating his address at St. Luke's Hospital 20
1870 July 28 Letter, probably from Governor John Hoffman, to W. F. Lepour promising that Mayne Reid's certificate will be signed that same day 20
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1876 June 29 Affidavit of veteran Addison Farmsworth testifying on behalf of veteran Thomas Reynolds, notarized by John J. Glasson 21
1876 August 2 Certificate signed by Adjutant General Franklin Townsend, officially recognizing the serivce of Thomas Reynolds in the Mexican War 21
1876 June 30 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Thomas Reynolds, notarized by John J. Glasson (2 pages) 21
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1878 February 28 Copy of an original discharge certificate for veteran Alexander Roberts, which was on file in the Pension Office from the time of Widow Robert's successful claim for a land grant, and a verification of authenticity (2 pages) 22
1879 June 24 Letter from Alexander M. Kenaday on behalf of Widow Roberts, as well as a short list of other claimants; requests copy of pertinent legislation 22
1878 February 27 Affadavit, application for bounty, verification by Ward B. Burnett, and power of attorney entrusting Alexander Kenaday with the claim of Widow Margaretta Roberts; apparently enclosed with a copy of her marriage certificate 22
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1875 May 12 Note from veteran Thomas Robinson indicating his application, apparently enclosed with other papers 23
1875 May 17 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Thomas Robinson with verifications by comrades, notarized by John G. Lamberson and Jacob Du Bois (3 pages) 23
1875 August 20 Note from veteran Thomas Reynolds asking for an acknowledgement of prior application and for information about the status of his claim 23
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1878 January 5 Letter from Alexander M. Kenaday, submitting the application for bounty of veteran Benjamin Romaine; includes commentary on condition of veterans collectively and list of other claimants Kenaday represents 24
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1875 June 11 Note and bussiness card from veteran Jacob Rosengarden (a deputy sheriff), apparently enclosed with other papers, applying for bounty (2 pages) 25
1876 June 6 Note from veteran Jacob Rosengarden inquiring about amount appropriated for the surviving veterans of the Mexican War and when funds will be distributed 25
1883 March 6 Letter from veteran Jacob Rosengarden requesting a list of veterans who received pensions in 1852 and 1853, and a list of veterans who received their whole shares of bounty in later years 25
1875 June Repetition of document no. 248A, perhaps a draft, from veteran Jacob Rosengarden 25
1875 June 12 Affidavit of veteran Jacob Rosengarden and affidavits from Ward B. Burnett and Henry Gaines testifying to Rosengarden's service, notarized by Walter Thorn and Leonard St. George (3 pages) 25
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1870 August 25 Note from Commissioner of Deeds, A.G. Wheeler on behalf of veteran Joseph Roworth, submitting and introducing Roworth's claim for bounty and inquiring about further necessary proofs; enclosed with other papers 26
1870 August 27 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Joseph Roworth 26
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1876 May 26 Note from veteran Christian Runnell asking if new papers are necessary for the renewal of his claim for bounty (presumably after a fresh appropriation) 27
1875 May 25 Note from veteran Christian Runnell, apparently enclosed with other papers, introducing his claim for bounty 27
1875 May 25 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Christian Runnell with verifications by comrades, notarized by Jacob DuBois (2 pages) 27
1876 June 14 Torn note from veteran Christian Runnell, apparently enclosed with a signed voucher for $49.83 27
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1879 January 6 Affidavit from Elizabeth Russell Robb, on behalf of her brother, Thomas Russell, testifying to his identity and eligibility for bounty 28
1878 November 26 Power of attorney certificate authorizing Alexander Kenaday to act on behalf of veteran Thomas Russell 28
1878 September 12 Note of inquiry and application for bounty from veteran Thomas Russell; originally addressed to the secretary of state 28
1879 January 11 Affidavit, application for bounty, verification by comrade, and power of attorney entrusting Alexander Kenaday to act on behalf of veteran Thomas Russell 28
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1875 July 21 Certificate of application for bounty from veteran James Sawyer, as well as power of attorney entrusting Earnest P. Brook with Sawyer's claim 29
1876 June 17 Note from Ernest P. Brook, late Chief Clerk of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, on behalf of veteran James Sawyer, apparently enclosed with a reciept signed by Sawyer for $49.83 29
1875 July 21 Note from Earnest P. Brook on behalf of veteran James Sawyer, stating that Sawyer's signature had been submitted for comparison to the pension office in order to prove his identity 29
1875 August 2 Note from veteran J. Kerrigan on behalf of veteran James Sawyer, testifying to the identity and service of the latter; perhaps submitted by Earnest P. Brook 29
1875 August 2 Letter from Ernest P. Brook on behalf of veteran James Sawyer, addressing the confusion surrounding the spelling of Sawyer's name in various places as "Sawer"; apparently enclosed with testimony from Colonel Kerrigan 29
1875 July 30 Letter from the pension office to veteran James Sawyer, stating that his name is spelled "Sawer" on his discharge certificate; apparently enclosed with a copy of the discharge certificate 29
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1875 May 13 Note from veteran Edward Schiller following passage by NY State Legislature of bill for the relief of Mexican War veterans; includes application for his share of bounty, apparently enclosed with other papers 30
1875 June 15 Note from veteran Edward Schiller describing difficult personal and financial circumstances and asking when money will be distrubuted to veterans of the Mexican War 30
1875 May 20 Affidavit and verification by comrade for veteran Edward Schiller, notarized by Hunsdon Carey, Commissioner of Deeds for NY in Memphis Tennessee 30
1875 May 3 Note from veteran Edward Schiller inquiring about the progress of the bill for the relief of Mexican War veterans, and requesting instructions regarding to how to apply for funds 30
1876 June 16 Note from veteran Edward Schiller apparently enclosed with a signed voucher for $49.83 30
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1876 June 2 Letter from William Tideball Esq. on behalf of veteran Francis Seagrist, requesting a certificate from the comptroller which would entitle Seagrist to the balance of his bounty money, a portion of which was previously received 31
1876 June 13 Note from William L. Tideball Esq. on behalf of veteran Francis Seagrist, apparently enclosed with a voucher signed by the latter for $49.83 31
1875 June 3 Letter from veteran Francis Seagrist introducing his claim for bounty, apparently enclosed with other papers 31
1875 June 7 Affidavits pertaining to the identity and service of veteran Francis Seagrist with verifications by comrades, notarized by Jacob DuBois and William Dunsenbury (8 pages) 31
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1876 January 15 Note from veteran William W. Shurtliff inquiring if he will receive any bounty 32
1883 April 20 Letter from veteran William W. Shurtliff inquiring as to what proofs he needs to submit in order to receive the balance of his claim, having previously received $121.00 32
1879 April 4 Letter and application for bounty from veteran William Shurtliff apparently enclosed with a much valued copy of his discharge certificate; he states that his claim was previously validated by Captain Burgess 32
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1879 March 13 Letter from veteran Samuel D. Sirrine to Alexander Kenaday, forwarded with a note from Kenaday to the comptroller; letter requests bounty and information 33
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1876 May 29 Letter from veteran Fredrick J. Stokes inquiring if the bill for the relief of Mexican War veterans had passed the Senate 34
1876 July 1 Affidavit of John Baptist Grasenauer testifing to the identity and service of veteran Fredrick J. Stokes; sworn before Thomas Duffy 34
1876 July 31 Note from veteran Fredrick J. Stokes apparently enclosed with a signed voucher for $118.00 34
1876 July 17 Note from Brigadier General Ward B. Burnett requesting that a draft be sent to veteran Fredrick J. Stokes and that receipt of papers apparently enclosed with this note be acknowleged 34
1876 July 17 Affidavits pertaining to the identity and service of veteran Fredrick J. Stokes, sworn before Thomas Duffy 34
1876 July 1 Affidavit of veteran James E. Bissell testifying to the identity and service of veteran Fredrick J. Stokes; sworn before Thomas Duffy, Clerk of the 5th District Court of Orleans 34
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1882 May 19 Letter from NY Senator Lansing's office to veteran Jarvis Streeter, informing him that nothing can be done for him in the present session of the legislature and suggesting that he or his representative apply in person before the Financial Committee 35
1879 April 9 Affidavit of J. B. Campbell (a district judge), testifying to the identity of veteran Jarvis Streeter, Clerk for the County of Mariposa California; filed by Alexander Kenaday 35
1879 April 9 Affidavit and application for bounty from veteran Jarvis Streeter, stating difficulty of attaining comrade verification; verified, however, by Ward B. Burnett, filed by Alexander Kenaday, and notarized by L. F. Jones 35
1879 April 9 Affidavit of Joseph H. Miller, Post Master for Mariposa, California, testifying to the identity of veteran Jarvis Streeter, notarized by L. F. Jones and filed by Alexander Kenaday 35
1879 March 25 Letter from veteran Jarvis Streeter to Alexander Kenaday, apparently enclosed with a photograph of his war medal and a power of attorney certificate authorizing Kenaday to act on behalf of veteran Peter Lawler 35
1882 June 9 Letter from veteran Jarvis Streeter to Alexander Kenaday, forwarded with addition from Kenaday to the comptroller; letter written subsequent to discouraging response from NY Senator Abraham Lansing, Kenaday asks for information and lists claimants 35
1878 December 23 Power of attorney authorizing Alexander Kenaday to act on behalf of veteran Jarvis Streeter 35
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1876 January 29 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran George F. Stringer, with verifications from comrades, notarized by Denis P. Galvin (3 pages) 36
1876 June 2 Letter from William Tideball on behalf of veteran George F. Stringer, submitting claim for bounty after a fresh appropriation for the relief of Mexican War veterans; mentions a protracted illness (2 pages) 36
1875 June 28 Certificate of insanity for veteran George F. Stringer, issued by the resident physician at the Ward's Island Asylum; indicates that Stringer is "not in a condition to attach his signature to a document with a full appreciation of its purport" 36
1875 April 12 Letter from Ward B. Burnett indicating that veteran George F. Stringer's lunacy is causing delay in the payment of other veterans; Burnett makes suggestion (2 pages) 36
1875 Januarr 26 Letter from veteran George F. Stringer to Mr. Seeley requesting the addresses of other applicants for the Mexican War veterans' bounty; Stringer indicates that he has a voucher but is waiting until the next appropriation to submit it 36
1876 June 12 Note from veteran George F. Stringer to the treasurer, apparently enclosed with a reciept for $280 36
1876 January 12 Letter from William Tideball inquiring about the status of veteran George F. Stringer's claim, having heard that the current appropriation was already exhausted; indicates that Stringer had recovered from his "illness" 36
1876 January 28 Note from veteran George F. Stringer, apparently enclosed with other papers, introducing his bounty application 36
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1870 September 28 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Louis Stulzbacher, who had been a member of a special mission escorting train carrying gold to a fort in Mexico; notarized by Henry Green, includes verification by Comrades (4 pages) 37
circa 1876 Fragment of note from veteran Louis Stulzbacher, perhaps enclosed with a signed voucher for $49.83 37
1876 June 12 Letter from F. A. Conklin on behalf of his friend, veteran Louis Stulzbacher, urging the payment of Stulzbacher's claim 37
1875 May 10 Note from veteran Louis Stulzbacher apparently enclosed with other papers, introducing his claim for bounty 37
1875 May 10 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Louis Stulzbacher with verifications by comrades, notarized by L.A. Morrell 37
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1876 June 19 Affidavit of Ward B. Burnett on behalf of veteran Edward Tenny; states that Tenny's commanding officers are either dead or inaccessible (a common obstacle in verification of testimony) 38
1876 June 14 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Edward Tenny with verification by comrade, notarized by William H. Dusenburg (2 pages) 38
1876 June 28 Note from veteran Edward Tenny, apparently enclosed with a signed voucher 38
1876 June 27 Note from veteran Edward Tenny to General [Burnett] indicating that he has not received any acknowledgement of the papers he sent to the comptroller; suffering from illness at the time, he sends his son to deliver this note 38
1876 June 27 Note from Ward B. Burnett to George Seeley apparently enclosed with a note from veteran Edward Tenny; Burnett emphasizes the distress of Tenny's family and their need for money 38
1876 June 23 Note from veteran Edward Tenny requesting acknowledgement of papers he had submitted previously 38
1876 June 11 Note from veteran Edward Tenny introducing his claim for bounty, apparently enclosed with other papers 38
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1870 July Letter from George Thistleton to the governor on behalf of multiple veterans living on the West Coast; introduces applications and directs response to his office address (2 pages) 39
1875 September 22 Letter from George Thistleton renewing his claim and requesting information after a fresh appropriation for the relief of Mexican War veterans; apparently enclosed with other papers (perhaps copies of his newspaper, The Jolly Giant) 39
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1876 January 20 Letter from William Tideball requesting names and addresses of all unpaid applicants for Mexican War veteran appropriations; correspondent hoping to draft an appropriation bill that will allow final settlement of all just claims 40
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1882 September 7 Letter from veteran James Topley to Alexander Kenaday, forwarded from Kenaday to comptroller; Topley believes he might be entitled to more money, but is not certain 41
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1875 July 2 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Fredrick Tucker with verification by comrade, sworn before William Filch 42
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1875 August 28 Letter from veteran Peter Uhl, addressed to the adjutant general, inquiring how to apply for the bounty appropriated for surviving soldiers of the Mexican War 43
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1876 April 15 Letter from veteran William G. Vincent applying for bounty and asking whether further evidence will be necessary 44
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1875 June 11 Affidavit and application for bounty of veteran Peter Waters, with verifications by comrades, notarized by William McCabe and L. A. Morrell (2 pages) 45
1875 June 5 Note from veteran Peter Waters introducing his claim for bounty, apparently enclosed with other papers 45
1876 June 1 Letter from William Tideball Esq. on behalf of veteran Peter Waters; renews application for bounty of Waters and asks whether further evidence will be required (2 pages) 45
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1879 July 25 Letter from veteran Everhard Welter (with copy of a note from Alexander Kenaday) inquiring about and applying for bounty 46
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1875 July 2 Affidavit and application for bounty from veteran Charles Wiley, with verifications by comrades (2 pages) 47
1876 June 26 Note from veteran Charles Wiley, content uncertain, but perhaps relating to lack of response following prior submission of signed voucher 47
1875 June 30 Note from veteran Charles Wiley introducing his claim for bounty, apparently enclosed with other papers 47
1875 July 30 Note from veteran Charles Wiley asking when disbursements will be made and requesting either his check or explanation of delay 47
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1879 July 12 Letter from J. Benjamin Chandler on behalf of Johanna Young, widow of Charles Benjamin Young 48
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undated Note, content uncertain, but possibly: "William Burgess/ Dear Comptroller Hopkins,/ Memb. 1st N.Y. and was there all the time -/ was at Chapultipec" 49
1879-1880 List of claimants 49
1875 July 13 Refferal slip, probably once attached to a letter addressed to the adjutant general, who then forwarded it to the comptroller 49
1878 List of four claimants, people who support their statements, and their attorneys 49
1878 Long list of claimants, their submisisons, and their attorneys 49
1878 List of seven claimants, their submissions, witnesses and attorneys 49
1860 September 24 Note from the Cuyler Bank to the comptroller proposing a loan for an unspecified purpose 49
1874-1878 Copies of four laws passed in 1874, 1875, 1876, and 1878 appropriating additional money for the relief of surviving veterans of the Mexican War 49