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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

FRANKLIN K. LANE, SECRETARY

BUREAU OF PENSIONS
GAYLORD M. SALTZGABER, COMMISSIONER

LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES

GOVERNING THE GRANTING OF

ARMY AND NAVY PENSIONS

TOGETHER WITH

REGULATIONS RELATING THERETO

COMPILED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF
PENSIONS AND PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE

PROVISIONS OF SECTION 4748, REVISED STATUTES

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CONTENTS.

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REVISED STATUTES QUOTED.

Sec.

169. Departmental employees, appointment.

173. Chief clerks, duties of_

174. Chief clerks to administer oaths..

183. (Amended by act Mar. 2, 1901, and act Feb. 13, 1911.) Investiga-

tion of misconduct, etc., of officer or agent of the Government;

oaths

184. Subpoenas for witnesses..

185. Witness fees in official investigations -

186. Process to enforce obedience to subpoena..

187. Professional assistance; how obtained.

190. Prohibition against former executive department employees --

224. Loss of certificate of discharge, duplicate not evidence in any claim

against the United States..

437. Department of the Interior, creation of_

441. Secretary of the Interior, jurisdiction of_

470. Commissioner of Pensions, appointment of__

471. Commissioner of Pensions, duties of -

472. Deputy Commissioner of Pensions, appointment, etc..

1044. Statute of limitation..

1045. Fleeing from justice_.

1656. Widows' and minors' half-pay pensions ,

1657. Invalid pensions for Florida Indian War.

1778. Notaries and United States commissioners may administer oaths---

1784. Presents, etc., to superiors prohibited.-

2064. Acknowledgments before Indian agents.

2757. Revenue cutters to cooperate with Navy.

3478. Claim agents to take oath, etc..

3479. Who may administer oaths.

4692. Pensions for disabilities incurred since March 4, 1861_-

4693. Persons entitled to pension enumerated--

4694. Limitation in case of disability incurred since July 27, 1868_.

4695. Rate prescribed for total disability in accordance with rank.

4696. Rank when disability incurred governs rate.

4697. Rates of pension for permanent and specific disabilities prior to

June 4, 1872_--

4698. Rates of pension for permanent and specific disabilities subsequent

to June 4, 1872---

15

Sec.

Page.

46981. Increase of pension for nonspecific disabilities; commencement. 40

4699. Divisible rate ($18); nonspecific disabilities_.

4700. Line of duty-sick leave; veteran furlough; sick furlough----

28

4701. Termination of service_.

105

4702 (amended by act Aug. 7, 1882). Widows and minor children, when

entitled..

44

4703. Increase to widow on account of minor child; period of payment- 45

4704. Legitimacy of children...

48

4705. Widows of colored and Indian soldiers; marriage; legitimacy of

children

4706. Abandonment by widow of minor child or children forfeits pension;

date of commencement to minor---

48

4707. Dependent relatives; succession of title; commencement; rate and

termination of pension.

49

4708 (amended by acts Mar. 3, 1901, and Feb. 28, 1903). Marriage, effect

of, in the case of a widow, dependent mother, or dependent

sister pensioner.-

51-53

4712. Anterebellion rates to be varied by subsequent laws.

18

4713. Commencement of anterebellion pensions---

19

4715. two pensions no lowable; right of election.--

94

4716. Disloyalty bar to pension---

95

4719. Pension terminated by three years' failure to claim; restoration -- 92

4720. Rate, commencement, and duration of pension granted by special

act of Congress; authority to suspend vested in Commissioner

of Pensions.

94

4722. Missouri Militia ; pensions for survivors, their widows, and minors. 22
4724. Both invalid pension and pay of rank not allowable, unless, etc.-- 97
4725, 4726, 4727. Half pay to widows and children, old war; commence-
ment.

9
4728. Navy, invalid pensions prior to March 4, 1861.

9
4729. Navy, widow pensions prior to March 4, 1861.

9
4730. Mexican War; invalid pensions.-

15
4731. Mexican War; pensions for widows and children --

4732. War of 1812 and various Indian wars, pensions for widows and

minor children.--.

9

4733. Continuance of pension to certain persons.

98

4734. Pension not to be withheld, etc.---

98

4735. Widow not to draw pension over same period as husband...

53

4741. Seamen on revenue cutter cooperating with Navy; disabled,
status of.

21
4744 (amended by act July 25, 1882). Commissioner of Pensions to detail

clerks to make special investigations into merits of claims, etc_- 6
4745 (amended by act Feb. 28, 1883). Pledge or transfer of pension
void, etc_

114
4746 (amended by act July 7, 1898). False affidavits and postdating
vouchers; penalty----

117
4747. Pension not liable to attachment, etc----

93
4748. Printed forms and instructions to be furnished free to applicants
and claimants for pension.-

56

4749. Certain soldiers and sailors not to be deemed deserters..

99

4750. Navy pension fund; trustee---

54

4751. Navy pension fund; certain penalties to be paid into--

54

4752. Navy pension fund; prize money to constitute---

54

4753. Navy pension fund, investment of...

54

4754. Rate of interest..

54

4755. Navy pensions payable from fund_--

54

4756. Half-pay pension for 20 years' service in Navy--

54

4757. Pension for 10 years' service in Navy-----

55

4758. Privateer pension fund; trustee---

54

4759. Privateer pension fund, how derived --

54

4760. Privateer pension fund; to be paid into Treasury.

54

4761. Disabled privateersmen placed on pension list_

55

4762. Commanding officers of privateers to enter names of wounded or

disabled officers and seamen in journal---

54

4763. Transcript of journals to be transmitted to Secretary of the Navy- 54

4764 (amended by act Mar. 3, 1891). Pension agents to send quarterly

voucher to each pensioner, etc----

84

Sec.

Page.
4765. Check to be drawn to order of pensioner upon receipt of satis-
factory voucher.

86
4766 (amended by act Aug. 8, 1882, and act Mar. 3, 1899). Payment of

pension; to be made only to persons entitled, except, etc.- 86-87
Conditions prerequisite to widow's title---

48
4767. Vouchers, blank forms of, to be prepared and furnished to pension
agents; notice_...

85
4768. Pension certificate, etc., to be forwarded to pension agent.

59
4769. Attorney fees to be paid by pension agent--

59
4775. Special medical examinations -

80
4776. Medical referee, examining surgeons, appointment of..

80
4777. Civil examining surgeons, appointment of_-

80
4783 (amended by'act Feb. 10, 1891). Embezzlement of pension money
by guardian, etc., penalty.

116
4785 (amended by act July 4, 1884). Fees of agents and attorneys_--

59
4786 (amended by act July 4, 1884). Articles of agreement, agents and
attorneys----

60–62
Illegal fee; penalty-

115
4813 (amended by act May 4, 1898). Naval Home in Philadelphia, etc.,
payment of pension to inmates, etc.-

89
3839 (amended by act Feb. 2, 1909). Government Hospital for the In-
sane, superintendent and disbursing officer, duties of ---

91
5486. (amended by act Feb. 10, 1891). Embezzlement of pension money 116

STATUTES AT LARGE QUOTED.

Act March 16, 1802. Pensions to the soldiers of the military peace estab-

lishment

9

Act April 24, 1816. Rates in invalid pension claims.
Resolution May 29, 1830. Report to be made to Congress in case of meri-
torious claims not provided for by existing law---

95

Act March 25, 1862. Pensions, etc., to officers and men in the Department

of the West or the Department of the Missouri...

25

Act July 14, 1862. The provisions of this act are embodied in sections

4692, 4693, and 4702, Revised Statutes--

20, 44

Act July 16, 1862. Western gunboat fleet transferred from War to Navy

Department

43

Act June 8, 1864. Relief of Second Regiment, Third Brigade, Ohio Vol-

unteer Militia..

26

Act March 1, 1869. Relief of Bryson's company, Mounted Volunteers. 26

Act July 14, 1870. Relief of Beaty's company of Independent Scouts.. 27

Act May 21, 1872. Retention of discharge papers, etc., by attorney or

agent

114

Act March 3, 1873. The provisions of this act are embodied in the Re-

vised Statutes. Title, “Pensions," sections 4692 to 4791.

Act June 6, 1874. Special-act pensions equalized.-

94

Act June 18, 1874 :

Increase of pension for loss of sight of both eyes, both hands, both

feet, or other injuries resulting in total helplessness..

36

Loss of arm at or above elbow, leg at or above knee_-

38
Act March 3, 1875. Pensions for widows, minors, and dependent relatives
of soldiers murdered at Centralia, Mo.---

45

Act February 28, 1877. Loss of one hand and one foot or total disability

in the same

37

Act March 3, 1877. Equalizing pensions of certain officers of the Navy- 29

Act March 9, 1878. War of 1812; pensions granted on account of service

in; false oath deemed perjury; disloyalty not a bar, etc., Revolu-

tionary War; widows.--

11-12

Act June 17, 1878. Loss of both hands or both feet or the sight of both

eyes

37

Act June 18, 1878. Certain Navy officers ranked for pensionable pur-

poses

29

Act January 25, 1879. Pensions, commencement of; arrears.

41

Act March 1, 1879. Pensioners in civil service; bar to payment of pen-

sion removed.

106

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