as ordered by Secretary Wells, will probably take place her, if at all.
Assumption of War Debt.
It is reported that the Appropriation Committee intends to report to the House a bill providing for the assumption of the war debts of the loyal States by the General Government.
But two survivors of all those who participated in the war of the Revolution, so far as known by the Commissioner of Pensions, remain, namely: William Hutchings, of Penobscot, Hancock county, Maine, aged one hundred and one years, and Lemuel Cook, of Clarendon, Orleans county, New York, aged ninety-nine years. It is probable that one year more will close the list of the surviving heroes of that struggle which opened a new era upon the world.
But five widows of our Revolutionary forefathers draw pensions from the Government, at a yearly amount of $293.76. It is supposed that Congress will vote them an additional pension.
The Cabinet meeting to-day