United States President; Union General in the Civil War.
Document Signed, Ulysses S. Grant, one and one-half pages, quarto, Washington, March 3, 1875.
“House Bill No. 3341, is herewith returned without my approval for the reasons; first, that it appropriates from the treasury a large sum of money at a time when the revenue is insufficient for current wants and this proposed further drain on the treasury. The issue of bonds authorized by this bill to a very large and indefinite amount would seriously embarrass the refunding operations now progressing whereby the interest of the bonded debt of the United States is being largely reduced. Second, I do not believe that any considerable portion of the ex-soldiers who it is supposed will be the beneficiaries of this appropriation are applicants for it, but, rather, it would result more in a measure for the relief of claim agents and middlemen who would intervene to collect or discount the bounties granted by it. The passage of this bill at this time is inconsistent with the measures of economy now demanded by the necessities of the country.”
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