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left a widow, or, if no widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, such widow, or if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death or receiving such wound, for and during the term of five years; and in case of the death or marriage of such widow before the expiration of said five years, the half pay for the remainder of the time shall go to the said decedent: Provided, That the half pay aforesaid shall be half the monthly pay of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and pri. vates of the infantry of the regular army and no more: Provided, also, That no greater sum shall be allowed to the widow or to the child or chil. dren of any officer than the half pay of a lieutenant colonel.(1.)

The benefits of the third section of the act, entitled, “An act granting half pay to widows and orphans, where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes, approved the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, shall not be withheld from any widow, in consequence of her having married after the decease of the husband for whose services she may claim to be al. lowed a pension or annuity under said act: Prooided, That she was a widow at the time it was passed.(2)

2559. Every pension or arrearage of pension, that shall become due to any officer or soldier residing in either of the United States, or the territories thereof, in which there hath not been appointed an agent for the payment of pensions, shall be paid at the seat of government of the United States, by the secretary for the war department, and the name of the pensioner shall, on his application to the secretary of war, be transferred from the books of the state in which it was originally enregistered, to a register to be opened for that purpose at the war office of the United States.(3)

The agents for the payment of invalid pensioners of the United States shall, in future, be required to give bond with two or more sureties, to be approved by the secretary of the department of war, in such penalty as he shall direct, for the faithful discharge of the duties confided to them, re. spectively.(4)

The secretary of the department of war, is hereby authorized and required to appoint some fit and proper person in those states and territories where there is no commissioner of loans, and also in the district of Maine, to perform the duties in those states and territories, and in said district re. spectively, relating to pensions and pensioners, which are now required of said commissioners in their respective states.(5)

The secretary for the department of war shall appoint an agent in addi. tion to the one already appointed in the state of Tennessee, under the last article, for the purpose of paying pensioners of the United States, residing in East Tennessee; whose duties shall be in all respects similar to those appointed under the last article.(6) .

The secretary of war shall establish a pension agency at Pittsburg in the state of Pennsylvania, for the payment of pensioners of the United States, resident in the counties of Monroe, Morgan, Perry, Guernsey, Belmont, Jefferson, Harrison, Tuscarawas, Holines, Wayne, Stark, Columbiana, Trum. bull, Ashtabula, Geauga, Portage, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Huron, San. dusky, Seneca and Richland, in the state of Ohio, and the counties of Alle. ghany, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Washington, Westmoreland, Indiana and Jefferson, in the state of Pennsylvania.(7)

(1) Act 4th July, 1836, sec, 1.
(2) Act 3d March, 1837, sec. 1.
(3) Act 7th January, 1809, sec. 1.
(4) Act 25th April, 1812, sec. 2.-Act

24th May 1828, sec. 2.

(5) Act 24th April, 1816, sec. 4.
(6) Act 3d March, 1819, sec. 1.
(7) Act 20th May, 1826. sec. 1.

The secretary of war is authorized to establish a pension agency at Deca. tur, in the state of Alabama, for the payment of pensioners resident in the counties of Jackson, Madison, Limestone, Lauderdale, Franklin, Lawrence, Morgan, Blount, Jefferson, Walker, Fayette, and Marion : Such agency to be without charge to the United States : And the secretary of the treasury was empowered to make the necessary arrangements with the branch bank of the state of Alabama, at Decatur, for payment of such pensioners.(1)

The secretary of war is authorized to establish a pension agency at Jackson, Tennessee, for the payment of pensioners resident in the counties of Hardin, McNairy, Hardiman, Fayette, Shelby, Tipton, Haywood, Madison, Henderson, Perry, Carroll, Gibson, Dyer, Obion, Weakley, and Henry, in the state of Tennessee, without charge to the United States : and the secre. tary of the treasury is authorized to make the necessary arrangements for the payment of such pensioners.(2)

Similar agencies on like conditions have been authorized by act 7th June, 1836, at the city of Wheaton, in the state of Virginia, for the payment of pensioners resident in the counties of Brooke, Ohio, Marshal, Tyler, Wood, Lewis, Harrison, Randolph, Preston, and Monongahela, in Virginia ; and Belmont, Jefferson, Guernsey, Harrison and Monroe, in the state of Ohio. And by act 28th June, 1836, at Pulaski, in Tennessee, for the payment of pensioners resident in the counties of Lincoln, Giles, Lawrence, and Wayne, in that state.

SECTION III.

Of Naoy Pensions.

Officer and seamen, &c. disabled, to &c. of navy, having died of wounds

receive pensions during life 2560 received in service since 18th Officer killed, &c. in service, provi. June, 1812

2564 sion for widow and children 2561 Officer, &c. of revenue cutters, disOfficer and seaman wounded, &c. in abled in service, to receive pen. private armed ships, placed on

sion as those of the navy

2565 pension list .

2662 Extension of term for certain naval Provision for widow and children of pensions

2566 officer, &c. having died of wounds Pensions to be increased in certain in service, in private armed ves

cases

2567 sels since 18th June, 1812 2563 Term of certain pensions further Provision for widow, &c. of officer, extended

2568

ART. 2560. Every officer, seaman, or marine, disabled in the line of his duty, shall be entitled to receive for life, or during his disability, a pension from the United States, according to the nature and degree of his disability, not exceeding one-half of his monthly pay (3)

2561. If any officer of the navy or marine shall be killed, or die by rea. son of a wound received in the line of his duty, leaving a widow, or if no widow, a child or children, under sixteen years of age, such widow, or if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death, which allowance shall continue for and during the term of five years : but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow, before the expiration of the said term of five years, the half pay for the remainder shall go to the child or children of the said deceased officer: Prooided, That such half pay shall

(1) Act 27th June, 1834.' (2) Act 3d March, 1835.

(3) Act 23d April, 1800, sec. 8.

cease on the death of such child or children, and the money required for this purpose shall be paid out of the navy pension fund, under the direction of the commissioners of that fund.(1)

2562. The secretary of the navy shall be authorized and required to place on the pension list, under the like regulations and restrictions as are used in relation to the navy of the United States, any officer, seaman, or marine, who on board of any private armed ship or vessel bearing a commission of letter of marque, shall have been wounded or otherwise disabled in any engagement with the enemy; allowing to the captain, a sum not exceeding twenty dollars per month ; to lieutenants and sailingmasters, a sum not exceeding twelve dollars each, per month; to marine officer, boatswain, gunner, car. penter, master's mate, and prize masters, a sum not exceeding ten dollars each, per month ; to all other officers, a sum not exceeding eight dollars each, per month, for the highest rate of disability, and so in proportion, and to a seaman, or acting as a marine, the sum of six dollars per month, for the highest rate of disability, and so in proportion; which several pensions shall be paid by direction of the secretary of the navy, out of the fund above provided, and from no other.(2)*

The act regulating pensions to persons on board private armed ships, shall be construed to authorize the secretary of the navy to place on the pension list, under the restrictions and regulations of the said act, any officer, seaman or marine, belonging to any private armed ship or vessel of the United States bearing a commission of letter of marque, who shall have been wounded or otherwise disabled, in the line of their duty as officers, seamen, or marines of such private armed vessel.(3)

2563. If any officer, seaman, or marine, serving on board of any private armed vessel, bearing a commission of letter of marque, shall die, or shall have died since the eighteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, by reason of a wound received in the line of his duty, leaving a widow, or if no widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, such widow, or if no widow, such child or children, shall be placed on the pension list by the secretary of the navy, who shall allow to such widow, child or children, half the monthly pension to which the rank of the deceased would have entitled him for the highest rate of dis. ability, under“ An act regulating pensions to persons on board private armed ships," (2562,] which allowance shall continue for the term of five years; but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow before the expiration of the term of five years, the half pay for the remainder of the term, shall go to the child or children of the deceased : Provided, That the half pay shall cease on the death of such child or children. And the several pensions hereby directed shall be paid by direction of the secretary of the navy, out of the fund provided by the seventeenth section of an act, entitled, “ An act concerning letters of marque, prizes and prize goods,” and from no other.(4)

2564. If any officer, seaman, or marine, belonging to the pary of the United States shall die, or if any officer, seaman, or marine, belonging to the navy of

(1) Act 20th Jan. 1813, sec 1.
(2) Act 13th Feb. 1813, sec. 2.

(3) Act 2d Aug. 1813, sec. 1.
14) Act 4th March, 1814, sec. 1.

•The fund formed by the reservation of 2 per cent. prize money.

| By an act passed April 16th, 1818, sec. 1, the secretary of the navy is authorized, at the expiration of the term of five years limited in this act, to allow the same pension for the term of five years further ; provided the widow, child or children, live so long.

the United States, shall have died since the eighteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve, by reason of a wound received in the line of his duty, leaving a widow, or if po widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, such widow, or is no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death, which allowance shall continue for the term of five* years; but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow before the expiration of the said term of five years, the half pay for the remainder of the term, shall go to the child or children of the deceased : Provided, That such half pay shall cease on the death of such child or children. And the money required for this purpose shall be paid out of the navy pension fund, under the direction of the commissioners of that fund.(1)

If any officer, seaman or marine, shall have died since the eighteenth day of June, in the year eighteen hundred and twelve, in consequence of an acci. dent or casualty, which occurred while in the line of his duty on board a private armed vessel, leaving a widow, or if no widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, the secretary of the navy is hereby authorized to place such widow, child or children on the pension list, and allow to such widow, child or children, the same monthly pension as if the deceased had died by rea. son of wounds received in the line of his duty: Provided, That all moneys paid by virtue of this act, be paid out of the privateer pension fund and no other.(2)

2565. The officers and seamen of the revenue cutters of the United States, who have been, or may be wounded or disabled in the discharge of their duty, while co-operating with the navy by order of the president of the United States, shall be entitled to be placed on the navy pension list, at the same rate of pension, and under the same regulations and restrictions as are now provided by law for the officers and seamen of the navy.(3)

2566. In all cases where provision has been made by law for the five years' half pay to the widows and children of officers, seamen, and marines who were killed in battle, or who died in the naval service of the United States during the late war; and also in all cases where provision has been made for extending the term for five years, in addition to any term of five years, the said provision shall be further extended for an additional term of five years, to commence at the end of the current or last expired term of five years, in each case, respectively, making the provision equal to twenty years' half pay; which shall be paid out of the fund heretofore provided by law : and the said pensions shall cease, for the causes mentioned in the laws providing the same respectively.(4)

The pensions of all persons, who now are in the receipt thereof, under the provisions of the following laws of the United States, or either of them, to wit: An act passed March fourth, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, entitled, “ An act giving pensions to the orphans and widows of persons slain in the public or private armed vessels of the United States :" (art. 2563,) and an act passed April sixteenth, one thousand eight hun. dred and eighteen, entitled, “ An act in addition to an act giving pensions to the orphans and widows of persons slain in the public or private armed

(1) Act 4th March, 1814, sec. 2. (2) Act 16th April, 1818, sec. 2. (3) Act 18th April, 1814, sec. 1.

(4) Act 23d May, 1828, sec. 1.-And see act 3d March, 1819, and act 20 Jan. 1824, sec. 1.

* The act of March 3d, 1819, extending this term five years longer, to commence at the expiration of the first five. The act of January 22d, 1824, further extended the term for five years, to commence at the expiration of the second term, making fifteen years in all.

vessels of the United States,” (art. 2564 ;) so far as regards persons receiving pensions from the fund arising from captures and salvage, made by private armed vessels of the United States, are hereby continued, under the restrictions and regulations in the said acts contained, for and during the additional term of five years, from and after the period of the expiration of the said pensions, respectively: Provided, however, That the said pensions shall alone be paid from the proceeds of the privateer pension fund, so call. ed, and without recourse to the United States for any deficiency, (should such occur,) which may hereafter arise thereon: And provided further, That no pension shall be paid to any such widow after her intermarriage, nor to any orphan children of such officers, seamen, or marines, after they shall have attained the age of sixteen years.(1)*

The pensions heretofore granted, and paid, out of the privateer pension fund, to the widows and orphans of such officers, seamen, and marines as were slain, or died in consequence of wounds or casualties received while in the line of their duty, on board the private armed ships of the United States, and the terms for the payment of which had expired by limitation, before the ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, are hereby revived and extended to such widows and orphans, with all the advantages, and in the same manner, as if their respective terms had not expired; subject to the provisions, restrictions and limitations of an act passed the ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, entitled, “ An act extending the term of pensions granted to persons disabled, and to the widows and or. phans of those who have been slain, or who have died in consequence of wounds or casualties, received while in the line of their duty, on board the private armed ships of the United States, during the late war.”(2)

2567. In cases where the allowance of the half monthly pay, which may now be granted by law, to officers, seamen, and marines, disabled in the service of the United States, shall, in the opinion of the commissioners of the navy pension fund, from the nature and extent of the disability, and the situation of the party disabled, be inadequate to his necessary subsistence, the said commissioners are authorized, in their discretion, to increase such allowance, to any sum not exceeding the full amount of the monthly pay to which the party so disabled was by law entitled in the said service.(3)

2568. The pensions of all widows, who now are, or who, at any time within one year last past, have been in the receipt thereof, under the provision of the following laws of the United States, or either of them, to wit: An act passed March the fourth, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, entitled, “An act giving pensions to the orphans and widows of the persons slain in the public or private armed vessels of the United States,” and an act, passed April the sixteenth, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, entitled, “An act in addition to an act giving pensions to the orphans and widows of persons slain in the public or private armed vessels of the Uni. ted States," so far as regards persons receiving pensions from the fund aris. ing from captures and salvage, made by the private armed vessels of the United States, are hereby continued, under the restrictions and regulations in the said acts contained, for and during the additional term of five years, from and after the period of the expiration of the said pen

(1) Act 9th April, 1824. sec. 1. (2) Act 26th May, 1824, sec. 1.

(3) Act 16th April, 1816, sec. 7.

• This section was revived and continued by act 19th June, 1834, for another term of five years.

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