The Widow's Pension Application
for Harriet O. Spencer Cardin

INTRODUCTION

Page 5 -- Final Briefs

This page created August 9, 2008.

Note: Information in italics represents handwritten information.

Agent's Contract
This form of fee contract is prescribed by the Commissioner of Pensions and approved by the Secretary of the Interior, July 8, 1884,
under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 4, 1884.

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TO BE EXECUTED IN DUPLICATE WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COST TO CLAIMANT.
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ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
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     WHEREAS I, Harriett O. Cardin widow of Shackleford W. Cardin, of Capt. Coleman's late a ____________________in Company _____, of the 1st Regiment of Ala Volunteers, war of the rebellion, having made application for pension under the laws of the United States.
     NOW THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH: That for and in consideration of services done and to be done in the premises, I hereby agree to allow my agent J. W. SMITH, of Washington, D.C., the fee of TWENTY-FIVE ($25) DOLLARS, (less --- dollars which is all I have advanced to him, which shall include all amounts to be paid for any services in the furtherances of said claim; and said fee shall not be demanded by, or payable to my said agent, in whole or in part, except in case of granting of my pension by the Commissioner of Pensions; and then the same shall be paid to him in accordance with the provisions of sections 4768 and 4760 of the Revised Statutes, U.S.
 
John T Morgan
J F Halbert                            Harrette O Cardin
[Two Witnesses Signatures.]                [Signature of Claimant.]
                                             Crawford, Lowndes County, Miss
                                             [Post office address.]
 
STATE OF Mississippi, COUNTY OF Noxubee, 88.
     Be it known that on this, the 8 day of March A.D. 1888, personally appeared Harriette O. Cardin, the above named, who, after having had read over to her in the hearing and presence of the two attesting witnesses the contents of the foregoing articles of agreement, voluntarily signed and acknowledged the same to be her free act and deed, and that $ -- was all that had been advanced to said attorney on account of said claim.
                         J.A. McCuen
                         [Official Signature.]
                         Justice of the Peace
Agent's Acceptance.
And now, to wit, this 12 day of March, A.D. 1888, I accept the provisions contained in the foregoing articles of agreement, and will to the best of my ability, endeavor faithfully to represent the interest of the claimant in the premises. I hereby certify that I have received from the claimant above-named, the sum of __________ dollars and no more ________ dollars being for fee, and the sum of _________ dollars being for postage and other expenses. And that these agreements have been executed in duplicate without additional cost to the claimant, as required by law, in excess of the fee above-named, the said agent making no charge therefor.
     Witness my hand the year and day above written.                          J.W. Smith    [Signature of Agent.]
 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CITY OF WASHINGTON, SS.
     Personally came J. W. SMITH, whom I know to be the person he represents himself to be, and who, having signed above acceptance of agreement, acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed.
     Witness my hand and seal this 12 day of March 1888.
                         J.A. G[illegible]
                         [Notary Public.]
Commissioner's Approval
     APPROVED FOR _______________________________ DOLLARS and payable to ______________________ of ____________________________ the recognized attorney.
                         _____________________________
                         Commissioner of Pensions

   

Widow's Brief
(3-148.)
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MEXICAN WAR PENSION.
Act of January 29, 1887
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WIDOW'S BRIEF.
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Claimant, Harriett O. Cardin
P.O., Crawfordville
County, Lowndes State, Miss
Soldier, Shackleford W. Cardin
Rank, Private Co., Colemans
Regiment, 1st Alabama Vol
RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY:
Name, J.W. Smith
P.O., Washington D.C.
Fee, $25.00 Agent _____________ to pay.
Articles filed April 15, 1888.
IMPORTANT DATES:
Enlisted June 13, 1846
Discharged May 27, 1847
Length of service: 11 mo 13 days
Invalid app'n filed none, 18__
Invalid last paid to none, 18__
Claimant born May 25, 1825
Age: 62 Years, ____ Months, _____ Days.
Date of Marriage to Soldier: May 29, 1856
Date of Soldier's death July 29, 1862
Record of evidence of
          service in           }     Discharge Certificate
Bounty Land Claim.
     Rate: EIGHT DOLLARS per month, commencing January 29, May 25th 1887.
Submitted for Allowance June 2nd | Declaration filed Feby 8, 1888
DROPPED FROM ROLLS
DEC 8 1896
PENSIONER DEAD
E W Lablin
          Examiner
No O.W.I. or Wid pension previously applied for ________________________
                                                  Silas Boyce
                                                  Pension Searcher.
____________ Bounty Land claim 9807 - 160 - 47
                                                 Ann E Moffette
                                                 Bounty Land Searcher.
Approved June 2nd, 1888
                         W.D. Chadwick
                         Reviewer.
                         O. W. & N. Div.
Approved June 2, 1888
                         Dawson
                         Re-reviewer.
                         O. W. & N. Div.

   

Notice of Death
WIDOW
MEXICAN WAR
[3-405]
(PENSIONER DROPPED.)
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U.S. PENSION AGENCY
 
U.S. PENSION AGENCY
DEC 8 1896
KNOXVILLE, TENN
 
Hon D. I. Murphy
          Commissioner of Pensions
 
Sir:
 
     I hereby report that the name of Harriet O Cardin, widow Shackleford for Colemans W Co 1 Ala Vols who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 4923, and who was last paid at $8, to 4 August, 1896, has been dropped because of death.
 
                         Very respectfully,
                         D. A. Carpenter
                         Pension Agent
 
Every name dropped to be thus reported at once.

   

More Pension Application for Harriet O. Cardin

Introduction: Summary of Pension Application Information

Page 1: Pension File Cover Cards

Page 2: Application Tri-Fold

Page 3: Personal Affidavits, Part One

Page 4: Personal Affidavits, Part Two

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