As of September 2, 1890, he was receiving $6 per month from the United States government. That increased to $8 on December 4, 1891. He was claiming disability from a right hernia and impaired vision.
His attorney was W.V. Sickel, whose office was at 729 Walnut Street, also in the city of Philadelphia. Mr. Sickel's attorney fee was $10 to file this form. Ironically, this was more than what my third-great grandfather was getting as his monthly pension. Those $10 would equal about $284 today.
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