NY CW Pensions
Transcriber Note: On the very first page I
have, it has the US flag and all the way around it, it says PENSIONS. Below that is as
J.L. Starkweather, Attorney, Romeo, Mich, Pensions, Bounties, Back Pay, Rations, Increase
of Pensions, Restoration of Pensions, Re-Rating of Pensions.
He is emphatically and truly the friend of the disabled Veteran. Grand Rapids
Mr. Starkweather is an accomplished gentleman of the highest reputation. - Pontiac
He is one of the most able, enterprising and successful pension agents in Michigan. -
Detroit Trade Journal.
He is one of the most successful, prompt and reliable pension attorneys in the entire
country. - Bay City Tribune.
J.L. Starkweather, of Romeo, has probably secured more pensions for old soldiers than any
other attorney in Michigan. - Port Huron Daily Times.
Mr. Starkweather, of Romeo, is a gentleman whose tent has appeared upon nearly every camp
ground we have visited this year. - Sparta Reunion.
Soldiers absent seven years, not seen, nor heard from, are presumed to be dead. J.L.
Starkweather secures pensions for their widows and children. J.L. Starkweather secured
more than onetenth of all the original pensions allowed in Michigan, for the month of
August, 1890. 503 allowed. - Free Press.
J.L. Starkweather secures pensions under the old law, for widows, at $12 per month, to
date back to soldier's death. The new law gives widows only $8 for her application. Under
the old law, J.L. Starkweather says, secure Comrades' evidence of diseases. Secure
Neighbors, evidence of diseases. Secure Doctors, evidence of diseases. Above all, secure
Offices Wshington, D.C. and Romeo, Mich.
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Cordelia A. Preston,
LYONS, Ionia Co., MICH.,
and Government Claim Agent.
You can file a claim for Original Pension, Increase of
Pension, Restoration to the Pension Rolls, for Rejected or Abandoned Claims. Widows and
dependent fathers and mothers and minor children can get pensions. Charges of desertion
removed and honorable discharges procurred. No matter what your claim is, write me fully
about it, with stamps for reply and I will advise you free. Don't forget the stamps. Two
stamps are a small matter to you, but will keep me clear.
My Facilities for Prosecuting Claims are equal to those of any
Washington Attorney, Ionia, Mich., September 10, 1880.
I know Mrs. Cordelia A. Preston, of Lyons, Mich., and have
perfect confidence in her honesty and ability as a pension attorney and government claim
agent. She has been very successful so far in her work, and I have no hesitation in
recommending her to those having claims for pension or back pay from the government. A.B.
MORSE, Associate Justice Supreme Court.
We the undersigned, endorse the above recommendation:
R.A. Alger, National Commander G.A.R.
Michael Brown, Department Commander Mich. G.A.R.
B.D. Pritchard, Col. 4th Cav.
J.H. Kidd, Publisher Ionia Sentinel.
B.R. Pierce, Past Department Commander Mich. G.A.R.
O.A. Janes, Past Department Commander Mich. G.A.R.
A.M. Willett, Probate Judge Ionia County.
C.E. Belknap, M. C. 5th District.
William Toan, Senator, 19th District.
Simon Town, Postmaster, Muir, Mich.
S.P. Smith, Postmaster, Lyons, Mich.
J.O. Bellaire, Past Post Commander and pension agent.