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Total force now proposed, to expedite the settlement of pension claims, and to be provided for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1883 : *
1 chief clerk.
$2,000 32 clerks class three.
52, 200 62 clerks class two
51,200 156 clerks class one
86, 800 94 clerks, at $1,000 each..
187, 200 1 anatomist at Army Medical Museum
91, 000 1 engineer in Division of Records and Museum.
1, 600 18 assistant messengers, at $720 each..
1,400 8 watchmen, at $720 each
12, 960 15 laborers, at $660 each.
9,900 1 superintendent of building..
505, 270 It should be especially provided that 300 of the clerks above mentioned shall be exclusively engaged in preparing and making reports to expedite the settlement of pension applications called for by the Commissioner of Pensions.
Washington City, March 20, 1862. Sir: With the understanding that it is the desire of Congress to effect the settlement of the vast mass of pension claims within a limited number of years, and to provide an increase of the clerical force of the Pension Bureau and of the War Department adequate to that end, so that the labor of many years may be ended in a few, I beg to represent that such a measure would add largely to the work of this office, in the search of Confederate archives, which are in the Secretary's office, and the general correspondence upon pension matters.
The record of many soldiers who are carried on Confederate rolls, and who may have been entitled to pensions prior to the war, and questions growing out of correl* This schedule of clerks is proportionate with the present organization of the War Deparment and ts bureaus, exclusive of the office of the Surgeon-General.
ative subjects would arise, calling for great dispatch of busmess. The arrangement and index of the Confederate archives recently placed under my charge has not, heretofore, been done with that orderly and methodical system which I wish to have, and the present force could not do it in a long time; it must be increased. Besides, there is always a part of the business at large of pensions that comes into the channel of the Secretary's office, requiring correspondence and record.
The increase estimated for the Adjutant-General's office, is 150 clerks, 7 assistant messengers, 7 watchmen, 3 laborers; contingencies, $15,000 ; 3 buildings, $5,000; and for the Surgeon-General's office, 150 clerks, 6 assistant messengers, 3 watchmen, 6 laborers, 1 superintevdent of building, and a suitable building, with the proper equipment to accommodate two hundred clerks.
I beg, therefore, to recommend, if this avalanche of labor is to be precipitated upon the department, that provision be made for that part of it which will fall upon this office, and that an increase be made of the force and contingent expenses of this ottice, and I estimate that there should be provided, in addition to the present force, two clerks at $1,600 per annum; three clerks at $1,400 per annum ; five clerks at $1,200 per annum; two messengers at $840 per annum, and $1,000 for contingencies. I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
H. T. CROSBY
Chief Clerk. Hon. the SECRETARY OF WAR.
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR,
A list of Indian depredation claims presented to the department prior to
March 15, 1882.
March 23, 1882.-Referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
MARCH 24, 1882.-Ordered to be printed.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, March 22, 1882. SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith a list of claims for losses through depredations committed by Indians and white persons upon citizens and Indians, presented to the department prior to March 15, 1882, showing the name of claimant, amount of claim, time and place of depredation, &c., and prepared by the Office of Indian Affairs, in compliance with request of Subcommittee of Indian Affairs, House of Representatives, dated February 6, 1882.
This list is a continuation of those reported to Congress January 9, 1875 (H. R. Ex. Doc. No. 65, 43d Congress, 2d session), and March 25, 1876 (H. R. Ex. Doc. 147, 44th Congress, 1st session), and I have to request that the same be printed, and that the Office of Indian Affairs be furnished with fifteen hundred copies. Very respectfully,
S. J. KIRKWOOD, Secretary. THE SPEAKER,
of the House of Representatives.
List of claims for losses through depredations committed by Indians and white persons upon citizens and Indians, presented to the Department of the Interior
prior to March 15, 1882, showing the name of each claimant, amount of each claim, time and place of the depredation, &c., and action of the department. (Prepared in conformity with a request dated February 6, 1882, of the subcommittee of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the House of Representatives; said list being a
continuation of those reported by the department to Congress January 9, 1875 (see A. R. Ex. Doc. No. 65, Forty.third Congress, second session), and March 25, 1876 (see H. R. Ex. Doc. No. 147, Forty-fourth Congress, first session).}
Name of claimant.
Tribe or band
to which depredators
of report tion of the Action of Indian Bureau upon claim. or letter of claim to
Action of department.
234 Wesley Sarahass (In.
A pr. 5,'76 Reported to the Secretary of the In- June 14, '76 Transmitted to Congress
July 3, 1876.
Apr. 6,'76 Sent to Major Brisbane for correction Apr. 11, '76
Dec. 18, 1876.
May 23, '76 Transmitted to Congress
June 1, 1876.
Oct. 25, '75 | No definite action
July 3, 1876.
Apr. 22, '76 Sent to Agent Clapp for examination. Apr. 29, '76
March 14, 1882.
June 9, '76 Transmitted to Congress
July 3, 1876.
do No definite action
December 10, 1877.
.do Sent to Agent Crothers for examina- May 23, '76
December 10, 1877.
June 7,'76 Transmitted to Congress
Jnly 3, 1876. Sioux June 22,70 Returned to Mr. Maginnin
145 50 1875, 1876.. Montana
1, 400 00 Dec. 20,75 Dakota
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