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And the following, on condition that he does such work or duty as the deputy governor shall direct, for the period of six months, without pay:

William Baird, late Battery C, — Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery.

And the following, on condition that he assigns absolutely, to the National Home, two dollars per month of his pension for the period of two months :

Lucius Rankin, late Company I, Eighth Maine Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that they assign severally, to the National Home, one-half of their several pensions for the period of six months :

Michael Conley, late Company I, Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteers.

Terence Monahan, late Battery A, First Maine Light Artillery. And the following, on condition that seven dollars per month of his pension be paidi direct to his family:

John Padbury, late Company F, Seventy-ninth New York Volunteers.

The application of William J. Pentland, late Company G, Second Massachusetts Volunteers, for readmission, is refused.

The application of David Curtin, late Company G, Forty-seventh New York Volunteers (of Newark, N. J.), for readmission to Eastern Branch, is referred to General Tilton for report and recommendation, to be submitted to the board next meeting.

READMISSIONS TO SOUTHERN BRANCH. The following soldiers, heretofore discharged, were, for sufficient reasons, readmitted unconditionally:

Benno F. Koeckritz, late Company K, Fifteenth New York Heavy Artillery.

John F. Knoble, late Company H, Eighty-first New York Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that he does such work or duty as the deputy governor shall direct, for the period of three months, without pay, and subject to semi-annual examination:

James McGreavy, late Company H, Fifth New York Heavy Artillery. And the following, on condition that he does such work or duty as the deputy governor shall direct, for the period of six months, without pay:

Richard Capples, late Company D, Eleventh Massachusetts Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that he assigns absolutely, to the National Home, one-half of his entire pension for the period of four months :

Thomas Furey, late Company A, Eighty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers.

The application of Michael F. Kelley, late Company A, Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, for readmission to Southern Branch, is refused, as the applicant appears to be able to take care of himself.

REMISSION OF PENALTY.

The application of George L. Briggs, late Company D, Seventy-third New York Volunteers, for remission of penalty, heretofore imposed as condition upon his readmission to Southern Branch, is refused.

APPLICATIONS FOR EFFECTS OF DECEASED INMATES.

In the matter of the following applications for effects of deceased inmates, it was

Resolred, That the consideration of the applications for effects of deceased inmates be postponed to the next meeting of the board.

A. J. Hodder, attorney, Cincinnati, Ohio, for effects of John Allen, late Company H, Tenth New Hampshire Volunteers, deceased, late of Central Branch.

Mrs. Caroline P. Faucett, widow, Logansport, Ind., for effects of her deceased husband, George W. Faucett, late war of 1812, late of Central Branch.

Morris Kozminski, Dayton, Ohio, for effects of James Jones, late Company G, Twenty-sixth Missouri Volunteers, deceased, late of the Central Branch.

Mrs. Mary Phipps, through James W. Waugh, attorney, Tipton, Ind., for effects of her brother, Samuel J. Kindly, late Company D, One hun. dred and twenty-fourth Indiana Volunteers, deceased, late of Central Branch. · Col. Charles II. Fox, Jacksonville, Ills., in behalf of James Whitehead and Edward Scott, for effects of Cyrus A. Moore, late Company K, One hundred and first Illinois Volunteers, deceased, late of Central Branch.

Mrs. Sarah A. Maddox, daughter, Dayton, Ohio, for effects of William Maddox, late war of 1812, deceased, late of Central Branch.

Arthur Connors, father, Troy, N. Y., for effects of his son, Peter Connors, alias Peter Quinn, late Company E, First Louisiana Volunteers, deceased, late of Central Branch.

Mrs. Solastika Ritter, Dayton, Ohio, custodian of minor child of Henry Scherer, late Company A, Fifty-fourth Ohio Volunteers, deceased, late of Central Branch.

Mrs. Louisa Seidel, widow, for effects of her deceased husband, Charles Seidel, late Company E, One hundred and sixth Ohio Volunteers, late of Central Branch.

Charles Mann, Dayton, Ohio, for effects of William Voight, late Company D, Seventeenth Missouri Volunteers, deceased, late of Central Branch.

Mrs. Nancie Wainscott, widow, Berea, Madison County, Kentucky, for effects of her deceased husband, Joseph R. Wainscott, late Company D, Twenty-first Kentucky Volunteers, late of Central Branch.

Mrs. Margaret Hoffer, widow, Detroit, Mich., for effects of her deceased husband, Frederick Hoffer, late Company C, Fourteenth Michigan Vol. unteers, late of Northwestern Branch,

APPLICATIONS FOR REMISSION OF PENALTIES. The consideration of the following applications for remission of penalties, heretofore imposed, was postponed to next meeting of the board:

John Fries, late Company I, Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Central Branch.

Peter Foster, late Company D, Twenty-first, and Company C, One hundred and sixteenth New York Volunteers, Central Branch.

John Reiley, late Company G, Thirty-ninth Ohio Volunteers, Central Branch.

Patrick White, late Company K, Second New York Cavalry, Southern Branch.

GENERAL BUSINESS. On motion of Colonel Harris, it was

Resolved, That the acting treasurer of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, hy and with the advice and consent of the standing committee on finance, daly made in writing, be, and he is, authorized to sell in parcels, which shall not in the aggregate exceed $31,000, the 4 per cent. United States bonds, registered in the Dame of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, as he may deem neces. sary for the purpose of adjusting the pension-fund account; such adjustment being required by the fact that the acting treasurer subscribed for 4 per cent, bonds to the amount of $15,000, which subscription was through misapprehension duplicated in part by the treasurer of the Central Branch. The board then proceeded to consider

ESTIMATES AND APPROPRIATIONS. The president of the board then presented the estimates for the additional funds required for the purposes of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, for the quarter ending December 31, 1878, which, after careful revision, were agreed upon as follows:

Central Branch:
Addition to kitchen and bakery...

$1,000 00

00 00 Deep-well pump.......

650 00 Ice-houses .............................

3, 719 00 LOW-water gauges....................................

300 00 Current expenses....

100, 000 00

steam

radiators.......................................................

........................

106, 269 00 Northwestern Branch: Current expenses, construction and repairs...

27, 400 00 And whereas the estimates for the Northwestern Branch included $500 for continuance of insurance on building, on motion of the Chief Justice, it was

Rezolred, That it is not expedient to continue insurance on the buildings at the Northwestern Branch.

Eastern Branch:
Current expenses and repairs ....

......................... 26, 674 28 Southern Branch: Current expenses and repairs....

23, 213 36 For outdoor relief and incidental expenses .......

6, 000 00 Total....... ........................................

............................... 189, 556 64 Thereupon the following resolution was adopted : Resolved, That the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers estimate and appropriate the sum of one hundred and eighty-nine thousand tive hundred and fifty-six dollars and sixty-four cents ($189,556.64) as necessary to meet the current expenses of the four branches of the Home for the quarter ending December 31, 1878, and for construction, repairs, ontdoor relief, and incidental expenses of the National Home for the quarter, and that the acting treasurer be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to take such measures as may be necessary to obtain said sum from the Treasury of the United States, and to receipt for the same in the name and behalf of the National Home.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

On motion, the consideration of miscellaneous business was postponed to the next meeting of the board.

There being no further business, the board adjourned to meet at the Surgeon-General's Office in Washington, on Wednesday, the 4th day of December, 1878, at 10 o'clock a. m.

JOHN H. MARTINDALE,

Secretary.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE NATIONAL HOME

FOR DISABLED VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS.

OFFICE OF SURGEON-GENERAL U. S. A.,

Washington, D. C., December 4, 1878. The board met at the office of the Surgeon-General, Washington, D. C., on the 4th day of December, 1878, at 10 o'clock a. m.

There were present General J. H. Martindale, Gov. Frederick Smyth, Dr. E. B. Wolcott, and Col. Leonard A. Harris.'

There being less than a quorum in attendance, the members present proceeded to an informal consideration of the affairs of the Home, and then, on motion, adjourned to meet at the same place, on Thursday, December 5, 1878, at 10 o'clock a. m.

The board met pursuant to adjournment on Thursday, December 5, 1878. There were present General Coulter and the other members who had attended on the day previous. There being less than a quorum in attendance, the members present again proceeded to an informal consideration of the affairs of the Home, and then adjourned to meet at the same place on the following day, Friday, December 6, 1878, at 10 o'clock a. m.

The board met pursuant to adjournment on Friday, December 6, 1878.

There were present, in addition to the members who were in attendance on the previous day, Chief Justice M. R. Waite and Hon. Geo. W. McCrary, Secretary of War.

A quorum being in attendance, the board proceeded to business.

The first vice-president, J. H. Martindale, in the absence of the president, took the chair.

REPORTS.

The regular quarterly reports from the several branches, including returns, estimates, &c., were received, examined, and placed on file.

The board proceeded to consider applications of discharged soldiers for readmission to the several branches of the National Home.

READMISSIONS TO CENTRAL BRANCH. The following soldiers, heretofore discharged, were, for sufficient reasons, readmitted unconditionally: George P. Scott, late Company G, Eighty-ninth Ohio Volunteers. Alvin Brooks, late Company E, Seventy-second New York Volunteers. John T. Young, late Company K, Seventy-third Ohio Volunteers. Eli Pickel, late Company C, Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry. Jacob Sutter, late Company K, Fifteenth Missouri Volunteers. Charles Slotterbeck, late Company E, Twenty-fifth Ohio Volunteers. Samuel Wagner, late Company K, Ninety-third Ohio Volunteers. Joseph L. Hair, late Company A, Seventy-second Indiana Volunteers. William Amburg, late Company B, Forty-second Illinois Volunteers.

Christopher Gobrecht, late Company H, Thirteenth New Jersey Vol. unteers.

Alfred L. Forbes, late Company F, Thirty-fourth, and E, One hundred and tenth, Ohio Volunteers.

Stephen Shea, late Company K, Twenty-fifth New York Volunteers. Charles Miller, late of Company D, Forty-sixth Ohio Volunteers.

Samuel H. Hagaman, late Company F, Seventh Pennsylvania Re. serves.

James Kirby, late Company B, Sixth West Virginia Cavalry.

William Wesley, late Company F, One hundred and second United States Colored Troops.

William H. Littlepage, late Company I, Third Maryland Volunteers. Henry Rigler, late Eighth Indiana Battery.

John McKeehan, late Company H, Fourth Tennessee, Mexican war, and H, Fortieth Ohio Volunteers.

William Douglass, late Company D, Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Joseph V. Sylveria, late Company E, Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry. Edward R. Merriam, late Company K, Fourth Vermont Volunteers. John Scheible, late Company G, Twelfth Missouri Volunteers.

John Tieny, late Company B, One hundred and twenty-first New York Volunteers.

Jacob Ward, late Company I, Twenty-sixth Illinois Volunteers.
John Oelter, late Company B, Fourteenth Illinois Volunteers.
Constantine Swainey, late Company B, Thirty-fifth Ohio Volunteers.

John A. Riley, late Company F, Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers.

William McCloskey, late Company I, Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that he labor to pay for his transportation, and also do such work or duty as the governor shall direct, for the period of one month, without pay:

James Allen, late Company F, Seventy-second Illinois, and K, Thirtieth Illinois Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that they do such work or duty as the governor shall direct, for the period of two months, without pay:

Daniel McCarthy, late Company H, One hundred and seventieth New York Volunteers.

George Manning, late Company F, Twenty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that he do such work or duty as the governor shall direct, for the period of three months, without pay:

Adam F. Stichtenoth, late Company B, Forty-first New York Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that he do such work or duty as the governor shall direct, for the period of six months, without pay :

James Sheehan, late Company G, Fifteenth Indiana Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that he do such work or duty as the governor shall direct, while he remains in the Home, and subject to semi-annual examination. The Home will supply him with a truss:

Henry Bolsmeyer, late Company K, Twenty-fifth Ohio Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that they assign absolutely, to the National Home, one-half of their several pensions for the period of one month:

William Fisher, late Company E, Fifth Ohio Volunteers.

August Huettel, late Company K, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that he assigns absolutely, to the National Home, one-half of his entire pension for the period of two months:

Thomas Pritchard, late Company E, One hundred and fortieth New York Volunteers.

And the following, on condition that they assign absolutely, to the National Home, one-half of their several pensions for the period of three months :

Michael Haug, late Company K, Eighth Ohio Volunteers.

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