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Act of Congress related to Revolutionary War pensions and Rules and Regulations for the Substantiati...
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Act of Congress related to Revolutionary War pensions and Rules and Regulations for the Substantiating of Claims, March 18, 1818 and March 26, 1818.
United States. Congress.
11 January 2014
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Le AN ACT, To provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States, in the Revolutionary Army. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Con- gress assembled, ‘That every commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, musician and private sol- dier, and all officers in the Hospital. Department and Medical Staff; who served in the war of the re- yolution until the end thereof, or for the term of nine months or longer, at any period of the war, on the continental establishment ; and every commissioned officer, non-commissioned officer, mariner or marine, who served at the same time, and for a like term in the naval service of the United States, who is yet a resident citizen of the United States, and who is, or hereafter, by reason of his reduced circumstances in life, shall be in need of assistance from his country for support, and shall have sub- stantiated his claim toa pension in the manner hereinafter directed, shall receive a pension from the United States ; if an officer, of twenty dollars per month during life; if a non-commissioned officer, musician, mariner, marine, or private soldier, of eight dollars per month during life: Provided, no per- son shall be entitled to the provisions of this act until he shall have relinquished his claim to every pension heretofore allowed him by the laws of the United States. Sec. 2. Ind be it further enacted, That to entitle any onc to the provisions of this act, he shall make a declaration, under oath or affirmation before the district judge of the United States of the dis- trict, or before any jude or court of record of the county, state or territory, in which the applicant shall reside, setting forth, ifhe belonged to the army, the company, regiment, and line to which he be- longed ; the time he entered the service, and time and inanner of leaving the service ;_ and, in case he belonged to the navy, a like declaration, setting forth the name of the vessel, and particular service in which he was employed, and the time and manner of leaving the service, and shall offer such other evidence as may be in his power ; and on its appearing to the satisfaction of the said judge, that the applicant served in the revolutionary war, as aforesaid, against the common enemy, he s rall_ certify and transmit the testimony in the case, and the proceedings had thereon, fo the Secretary of the De- partment of War, whose duty it shall be, if satisfied the applicant comes under the rovisions of this act, to place such officer, musician, mariner, marine, or soldier, on the pension list of the United States, to be paid in the same manner as pensions to invalids, who have been placed on the pension list, are now paid, and under such restrictions and regulations, in all respects, as are prescribed by law. Sec. 5S. And be it Surther enacted, That every pension, by virtue of this act, shall commence on the day that the declaration under oath or affirmation, prescribed in the foregoing section, shall be made. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, no sale, transfer, or mortgage of the whole, or any part of the pension payable in pursuance of this act, shall be valid 5 and any person who shall swear or affirm falsely in the premises, and be thereof convicted, shall suffer as for wilful and corrupt perjury. II. CLAY, Speaker of the House of Representatives. DANIEL D, TOMPKINS, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate. March 18, 1818.—Approved, JAMES MONROE.