(The following is transcribed from the Pension Record Book at the Stone House Museum in Belchertown, MA)
Case #77, Cert. No. 282.807 — Daniel R. Potter, Prescott, Mass., P.O. Cooleyville, Mass., was enrolled at the Boston Rension Agency at the rate of four dollars per month by reason of disability incurred in the military service of the U.S. while serving as private in Co. C, 31 Mass. Vols. That his present condition is such that he believes himself entitled to receive an increased pension on diseases resulting from chronic diarrhoea and cough. executed before Esq. Richards, Nov. tenth 1885.
Nov. 17, ’85 — Sent to Washington
Dec. 31, ’85 — Rec’d order for claimant to report to board of Examining Surgeons at Fitchburg, Mass. within 3 mos. from Dec. 22nd, 1885.
Jan. 19th, ’86 — Rec’d order with date of Examination, Jan. 13th, ’86.
Jan. 21, ’86 — Sent to Washington
Feb. 13, ’86 — Rec’d notice that the claim was rejected, Feb. 6, 1886, on the ground that claimant is receiving the full amount allowed by law for chronic diarrhoea.
June 26th, ’86 — Rec’d notice that a certificate No. 282.807 for Reissue was issued June 14 at the rate of 6 per month from May 9th, 1884. Dis. Chr. Diarrhoea and Disease of throat and lungs and that a fee of $10 would be paid by the agent.
July 20, ’86 — Rec’d check No. 487.128 for $10.