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date of arrival at 62 years of age or to the present time. Proof of one condition only is required, either disability or dependence.

If it is desired to waive, for the present, any claim by reason of disability or dependence, and to have the pension begin from the date of arrival at the age of 62, the claimant should so state over her own signature.

Record or other competent evidence of the marriage of a widow claimant to the soldier should be furnished.

If either claimant or soldier were previously married, proof of death or divorce from former consort or consorts should be furnished.

Record or other competent evidence of the fact and date of death of the soldier should be furnished.

It should be shown by competent testimony whether a widow making application has remarried since the soldier's death.

State full name and post-office address, give name of town, county, and State, with street and number if residing in a city.

Witnesses must state their ages and means of knowledge.

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AN ACT granting pension to the soldiers and sailors of the Mexican war, and for other

purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll the names of the surviving officers and enlisted men, including marines, militia, and volunteers, of the military and naval services of the United States, who being duly enlisted, actually served sixty days with the Army or Navy of the United States in Mexico, or on the coasts or frontier thereof, or en route thereto, in the war with that nation, or were actually engaged in a battle in said war, and were honorably discharged, and to such other officers and soldiers and sailors as may have been personally named in any resolution of Congress for any specific service in said war, and the surviving widows of such officers and enlisted men: Provided, That such widows have not remarried: Provided, That every such officer, enlisted man, or widow who is or may become sixty-two years of age, or who is or may become subject to any disability or dependency equivalent to some cause prescribed or recognized by the pension laws of the United States as a sufficient reason for the allowance of a pension, shall be entitled to the benefits of this act; but it shall not be held to include any person not within the rule of age or disability or dependence herein defined, or who incurred such disability while in any manner voluntarily engaged in or aiding or abetting the late rebellion against the authority of the United States.

SEC. 2. That pensions under section one of this act shall be at the rate of eight dollars per month, and payable only from and after the passage of this act, for and during the natural lives of the persons entitled thereto, or during the continuance of the disability for which the same shall be granted: Provided, That section one of this act shall not apply to any person who is receiving a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month or more, nor to any person receiving a pension of less than eight dollars per month, except for the difference between the pension now received (if less than eight dollars per month) and eight dollars per month.

SEC. 3. That before the name of any person shall be placed on the pension roll under this act, proof shall be made, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, of the right of the applicant to a pension; and any person who shall falsely and corruptly take any required oath under this act shall be deemed guilty of perjury; and the Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be stricken from the pension roll the name of any person whenever it shall be made to appear by proof satisfactory to him that such name was put upon such roll through false and fraudulent representations, and that such person is not entitled to a pension under this act. The loss of the certificate of discharge shall not deprive any person of the benefits of this act, but other record evidence of enlistment and service and of an honorable discharge may be deemed sufficient: Provided, That when any person has been granted a land warrant, under any act of Congress, for and on account of service in the said war with Mexico, such grant shall be prima facie evidence of his service and honorable discharge; but such evidence shall not be conclusive, and may be rebutted by evidence that such land warrant was improperly granted.

SEC. 4. That the pension laws now in force which are not inconsistent or in conflict with this act are hereby made a part of this act, so far as they may be applicable thereto.

SEC. 5. That section forty-seven hundred and sixteen of the Revised Statutes is hereby repealed so far as the same relates to this act or to pensioners under this act.

SEC. 6. 'That the provisions of this act shall not apply to any person while under the political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth amendment to the constitution of the United States.

Approved, January 29, 1887.

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INDIAN WARS.

CLAIM OF SOLDIER FOR SERVICE PENSION UNDER ACT OF JULY 27,

1892.

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[To be executed before some officer authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. The official character and signature of any such officer not required by law to use a seal must be certified by the clerk of the proper court, giving dates of beginning and close of official term.

A full and explicit reply is required to all questions indicated by this blank.] STATE OF County of

On this --- day of A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety- -personally appeared before me, a in and for the county and State aforesaid, aged years, a resident of

in the State of

who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical person who served under the name of

in the company commanded by Capt.

Regiment of [if in the Navy, name vessels), commanded by

in the war; that he enlisted at on or about the day of A. D. 18—, for the term of honorably discharged at

on the
day of

A. D. 18; that he also served in

Regt., Vols., from 18%, to 18–, and in

Co., Regt., - Vols., from 18–, to 18—; that he has not been employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above. That at the time of entering the service claimed for he was years of age,

feet- - inches in height, with eyes, -hair, complexion, by occupation a and that he was born at- -, county of -, State of That since leaving the service he has resided at

years, at years, at

years, and at That he was married to

on the
day of

-, A. D. 18, at —; that his said wife is now having died on the day of A. D. 18—; that he has since remarried, and that the maiden name of his present wife was

That he has heretofore made application for pension, the number of his claim being

-; that he has heretofore made application for bounty land, the number of his land warrant being

That he is a citizen of the United States, and makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension under the provisions of the act approved July 27, 1892, and hereby appoints

of

his true and lawful attorney. That his post-office address is No.

street, (city or town of) county of State of

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-, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they have known the said for years and

years, respectively; that they were present and saw him sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, and do believe, from the appearance of said claimant and

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from their personal acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and they further say that they are fully satisfied that he is the identical person who rendered the service alleged in the above application (in the company of

in the regiment of- in the war), by the following facts and circumstances, viz: and that they have no interest in this claim.

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tures must be attested by persons who

write.] Sworn to and subscribed before me this day of A. D. 18—; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully read and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words

added, and the words erased; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

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AN ACT granting pensions to the survivors of the Indian wars of eighteen hundred and thirty

two to eighteen hundred and forty-two, inclusive, known as the Black Hawk War, Creek War Cherokee disturbances, and the Seminole War.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll the names of the surviving officers and enlisted men, including marines, militia, and volunteers of the military and naval service of the United States, who served for thirty days in the Black Hawk War, the Creek War, the Cherokee disturbances, or the Florida War with the Seminole Indians, embracing a period from eighteen hundred and thirty-two to eighteen hundred and forty-two, inclusive, and were honorably discharged, and such other officers, soldiers, and sailors as may have been personally named in any resolution of Congress, for any specific service in said Indian wars, although their term of service may have been less than thirty days, and the surviving widows of such officers and enlisted men: Provided, That such widows have not remarried: Provided further, That this act shall not apply to any person not a citizen of the United States.

SEC. 2. That pensions under this act shall be at the rate of eight dollars per month, and payable from and after the passage of this act, for and during the natural lives of the persons entitled thereto.

SEC. 3. That before the name of any person shall be placed on the pension roll under this act proof shall be made, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, of the right of the applicant to à pension; and any person who shall falsely and corruptly take any oath required under this act shall be deemed guilty of perjury; and the Secretary of 'the Interior shall cause to be stricken from the pension roll the name of any person whenever it shall be made to appear by proof satisfactory to him that such name was put upon such roll through false and fraudulent representations, and that such person is not entitled to a pension under this act. The loss of the certificate of discharge shall not deprive any person of the benefits of this act, but other evidence of service performed and of honorable discharge may be deemed sufficient.

SEC. 4. That this act shall not apply to any person who is receiving a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month or more, nor to any person receiving a pension of less than eight dollars per month, except for the difference between the pension now received (if less than eight dollars per month) and eight dollars per month.

SEC. 5. That the pension laws now in force, which are not inconsistent or in conflict with this act are hereby made a part of this act, so far as they may be applicable thereto.

SEC. 6. That section forty-seven hundred and sixteen of the Revised Statutes is hereby repealed, so far as the same relates to this act or to pensioners under this act.

Approved July 27, 1892.

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