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Newark Daily Advocate (Newark, OH)
26 Oct 1886
Frederick Joslin Receives the Largest Pension Ever Obtained in Vermont
St. Johnsbury, Oct. 26 - At the beginning of the late war Frederick Joslin, of this place, enlisted in the Eleventh Vermont regiment. While in the army Joslin lost his eyesight from the effects of rheumatism which he had contracted through exposure. He then left the service and went to Montreal, where he was a licensed beggar. He finally returned to his native place, however, and has been supported ever since by the Chamberlain Post, G.A.R.
Some time ago Elisha May, an attorney of this place, interested himself in Joslin's behalf and has just succeeded in securing $10,000 back pay and a pension of $72 monthly during the remainder of Joslin's life. This is the largest pension ever obtained in Vermont. Joslin has a wife and four children.
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