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ledge, the mode of life, employment, labor, or means of fupport of fuch applicant, for the last twelve months. Secondly; The circuit court, upon receipt of the proofs aforesaid, shall forthwith proceed to examine into the nature of the wound, or other caufe of disability of fuch applicant, and having afcertained the degree thereof, fhall certify the fame, and tranfmit the refult of their enquiry, in cafe, in their opinion, the applicant fhould be put on the penfion-lift, to the Secretary at War, together with their opinion in writing, what proportion of the monthly pay of fuch applicant will be equivalent to the degree of difability ascertained in manner aforefaid.

Clerk to publish this

act, giving

notice

when the

district

&c.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the clerk of the district court, in each district, fhall publish this act in fuch manner as the judge of the district court fhall think effectual to give general information thereof to the people of the district, and shall give like information of court meets. the times and places of holding the circuit courts in fuch district. And in districts wherein a circuit court is not directed by law to be holden, the judge of the diftrict court fhall be, and he hereby is authorized to exercise all the powers given by this act to the refpective circuit. courts. And it fhall be the duty of the judges duty of the of the circuit courts refpectively, during the judges; term of two years from the paffing of this act, to remain at the places where the faid courts fhall be holden, five days at the leaft from the time of opening the feffions thereof, that perfons difabled as aforefaid, may have full opportunity to make their application for the relief propofed by this act.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the

of the Scc.

at war.

Difabled perfons

harred by

dimitations,

to be placed on pen

Con lift.

Transfer,

alue, not va

Borney, &c.

Secretary at War, upon receipt of the proofs, certificate and opinion aforefaíd, fhall caufe the fame to be duly filed in his office, and place the name of fuch applicant on the penfion-lift of the United States, in conformity thereto : Provided always, That in any cafe, where the faid Secretary fhall have caufe to fufpect impofition or mistake, he fhall have power to withhold the name of fuch applicant from the penfion-lift, and make report of the fame to Congrefs, at their next feffion.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all non-commiffioned officers, foldiers and feamen, difabled in the actual fervice of the United States, during the late war, whose disability and rate of allowance have been afcertained, pursuant to the regulations prefcribed by the late Congrefs, and have not applied to be placed on the penfion-lift, until after the time, limited by the act of Congrefs for that purpofe, was expired, fhall now be placed on the penfion-lift, and be entitled to demand and receive their refpective penfions, according to the allowances afcertained as aforefaid, any thing in this act, or any act of the late Congrefs, to the contrary, notwithstanding.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That from c. of pea and after the paffing of this act, no fale, tranffion, before fer or mortgage of the whole or any part of id, & how the penfion or arrearages of penfion, payable paid to at- to any non-commiffioned officer, foldier or feaman, before the fame fhall become due, fhall be valid. And every perfon, claiming fuch penfion or arrears of penfion, or any part thereof, under power of attorney or fubftitution, fhall, before the fame is paid, make oath or affirmation before fome juftice of the peace of the place where the fame is payable, that fuck

power or fubftitution is not given by reafon of
any transfer of fuch penfion, or arrears of pen-
fion, and any perfon, who fhall fwear or affirm
falfely in the premises, and be thereof convic-
ted, fhall fuffer, as for wilful and corrupt per-
jury.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker
of the House of Representatives.

JOHN ADAMS, Vice-Prefident of the United
States, and Prefident of the Senatc.
APPROVED, March the 23d, 1792:
GEORGE WASHINGTON,
Prefident of the United States.

CHAPTER XII.

An Act providing for the Settlement of the Claims of Perfons under particular Circumftances barred by the Limitations heretofore established.

Section 1.

B

by certain

for 2 years;

E it enacted by the Senate and Houfe of Reprefentatives of the United States of America in Congress affembled, That the operation of the refolutions of the Limitationslate Congrefs of the United States, paffed on of claims the fecond day of November, one thoufand refolutions, feven hundred and eighty-five, and the twen- fipended ty-third day of July, one thoufand feven hundred and eighty-feven, fo far as they have barred, or inay be conftrued to bar the claims of any officer, foldier, artificer, failor or marine of the late army or navy of the United States, for perfonal fervices rendered to the United States, in the military or naval department,

fhall from and after the paffing of this act, be fufpended, for and during the term of two years. And that every fuch officer, foldier, artificer, failor and marine having claims for fervices rendered to the United States, in the military or naval departments, who fhall exhibit the fame, for liquidation, at the Treasury of the United States, at any time during the faid term of two years, fhall be entitled to an adjustment, and allowance thereof on the fame principles, as if the fame had been exhibited, claims for within the term prescribed by the aforefaid re rations, &c. folutions of Congrefs: Provided, That nothing herein fhall be conftrued to extend to claims for rations or fubfiftance money.

not to extend to

Balances to

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no be register- balances hereafter to be certified, as due from ed in name the United States, fhall be registered in any of original other name, claimant, than that of the original claimant, &c. or of his heirs, executors or adminiftrators ; and fuch balances fhall be transferable only at the Treafury, by virtue of powers actually executed after fuch registry, expreffing the fum to be transferred, and in pursuance of fuch general rules, as have been, or fhall be prefcribed for that purpose.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker
of the Houfe of Reprefentatives.

JOHN ADAMS, Vice-Prefident of the United
States, and Prefident of the Senate.

APPROVED, March the 27th, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

· Prefident of the United States.

CHAPTER XIII.

An Act for the Relief of certain Widows, Orphans,
Invalids, and other Perfons.

Sec. I.

dows and

B E it enacted by the Senate and Houfe of Reprefentatives of the United States of America, in Congrefs affembled, That the Comptroller of the Treafury adjust comptrol the claims of the widows and orphans refpec- ler to adjust the tively, as the cafe may be, of the late colonel claims of Owen Roberts, captain William White, lieu- certain witenant colonel Bernard Elliott, major Samuel orphans. Wife, major Benjamin Huger, lieutenant John Bufh, and major Charles Motte, deceased, all of whom were killed or died in the fervice of the United States, for the feven years half-pay for 7 years ftipulated by the refolve of Congrefs of the half-pay, twenty-fourth day of Auguft, one thousand feven hundred and eighty; and that the Regifter of the Treafury do iffue his certificates accordingly.

&c.

Mix and

.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the department of war be, and he hereby is required to place on the invalid list, Timothy Mix, disabled in the late war, by the Timothy lofs of his right hand, while in the fervice of Abel Turthe United States, at the rate of five dollars ncy placed on pension per month, to commence on the fourth day of February one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three. That the faid Secretary place on the invalid lift, Abel Turney, mariner, difabled while in the service of the United States, at the rate of one dollar per month, to commence on the first day of January, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-one.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the
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