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L. WS OF THE UNITED STATES
GOVERNING THE GRANTING OF

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CONTENTS.

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1. TABLE OF REVISED STATUTES AND STATUTES AT LARGE..

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2. LAWS ARRANGED ACCORDING TO SUBJECTS:

CHAP. I. THE PENSION BUREAU, ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES; THEIR

POWERS AND DUTIES.....

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II. PENSIONS FOR DISABILITIES INCURRED IN, OR DEATH DUE TO,

SERVICE PRIOR TO MARCH 4, 1861....

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III. WAR OF THE REVOLUTION; SERVICE PENSIONS.

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IV. War of 1812; SERVICE PENSIONS....

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V. WAR WITH MEXICO; SERVICE PENSIONS.

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VI. SERVICE PENSIONS FOR INDIAN WARS..

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VII. INVALID AND WIDOWS' PENSIONS BASED ON DISABILITIES OR

DEATH DUE TO SERVICE SINCE MARCH 4, 1861....

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VIII. CIVIL WAR: SERVICE PENSIONS; SURVIVORS, WIDOWS, CHILDREN. 38

IX. SERVICE PENSIONS, WAR WITH SPAIN; PHILIPPINE INSURREC-

TION; BOXER REBELLION CAMPAIGN; SURVIVORS, Widows,

CHILDREN.

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X. PENSION TO FORMER WIDOWS, AGAIN WIDOWED OR DIVORCED.. 58

XI. PAYMENT TO WIFE OF PENSIONER; REIMBURSEMENTS; ARMY

NURSES, ETC

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XII. Rates FIXED BY LAW FOR CERTAIN DISABILITIES; RATES AL-

LOWED WIDOWS AND OTHERS.

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XIII. MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIZATIONS..

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XIV. SPECIAL ACTS OF CONGRESS; OATHS AND EXECUTION OF PAPERS. 91

XV. DISBURSING OFFICE AND METHOD OF PAYING PENSIONS...... 94

XVI. THE MEDICAL REFEREE AND EXAMINING BOARDS AND SURGEONS. 103

XVII. ATTORNEYS AND CLAIM AGENTS; FEE AGREEMENTS AND FEES. 107

XVIII. PENSION LAWS RELATING LARGELY TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS

AND BUREAUS..

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XIX. REMOVAL OF CHARGE OF DESERTION; Lost DISCHARGE CER-

TIFICATES, ETC.....

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XX. PENALTY FOR CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS; CRIMINAL CODE... 125

3. SYNOPSIS OF PENSION LAWS AND INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING CLAIMS THERE-

UNDER.

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4. RATES OF PENSION AUTHORIZED BY LAW, CLASSIFIED AND TABULATED. 171

5. INFORMATION FOR ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS, AS TO FEES, ETC......

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6. RULES OF PRACTICE OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT IN PENSION AND BOUNTY

LAND APPEALS....

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7. INFORMATION AS TO SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' HOMES..

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TABLE OF STATUTES.

Sections of Revised Statutes arranged numerically.
Statutes at Large arranged chronologically.

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REVISED STATUTES. 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. Subpænas for witnesses.. 185. Witness fees in official investigations--186. Process to enforce obedience to subpæna.187. Professional assistance; how obtained --190. Prohibition against former executive department employees-224. Certificate in lieu of lost discharge. 437. Department of the Interior, creation of--440. Authority for appointment of chief clerk.. 441. Secretary of the Interior, jurisdiction of---470. Commissioner of Pensions, appointment of_471. Commissioner of Pensions, duties of_. 472. Deputy commissioner---473. Clerk to sign commissioner's name 876. Subpoena may run into other district_ 1044. Statute of limitations 1045. Fleeing from justice---1639. Invalid pensions to soldiers of the militia_ 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 Navy3478. Claim agents to take oath, etc----3479. Who may administer oath of allegiance-3646. Duplicate check; amended by act Mar. 21, 1916_4692. Pensions for disabilities incurred since March 4, 1861.. 4693. Persons entitled to pension enumerated4694. 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, 18724698. Rates of pension for permanent and specific disabilities subsequent

June 4, 1872---46981. Increase of pension for nonspecific disabilities; commencement--4699. Divisible rate ($18) ; nonspecific disabilities-

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