Here is another affidavit given by Patrick Whelan, concerning the causes of some of his disabilities.
State of Wisconsin, County of Milwaukee, SS:
In the matter of Patrick Whalin Co. G. 90 Ill. Vol. Inf. clf. 50,355
On this 9 day of March A.D. 1890, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Patrick Whalen aged 78 years, a resident of National House in the County of Milwaukee and State of Wis. whose post-office address is National House Wis. well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows: I am the claimant above cited and I hereby declare that rupture of right side cause an ? about 12 years ago while working in Chicago Ill. but I can not say what caused it, loss of middle finger left hand was incurred before the War of the rebellion it was caused by blood poisoning my disabilities are not due to any bad or vicious habits, as I am a man of good moral character sober, peaceable and law abiding. I can not furnish eye witnesses to above disabilities, and ask the commissioner of Pensions to accept of the evidence of my 2 comrades as to my sober and peaceable habits I am 78 years old and totally disable.
His Post-office address is National House Wis.
Patrick his X mark Whalen signature of affiant
M. E. Regan
If affiant signs by mark, two witnesses who can write sign here
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