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payment of navy pensions for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-six :

To pay invalid pensions, forty thousand dollars.
To pay the privateer pensions, three thousand dollars.
To pay widows' pensions, twelve thousand dollars.

To supply a deficiency in the appropriation for paying widows' pensions under the act of June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-five, six thousand dollars.

[ 291.] [Laws of the U. S., Pamphlet Edition for 1845.] CHAP. 41. An act renewing certain naval pensions for the term of five years. 1. Pensions heretofore granted to widows continued : To cease on death or marriage.

APPBOVED, MARCH 3, 1845. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the pensions for the period of five years, which have been heretofore granted out of the naval pension fund, to the widows of officers, seamen, and marines, who have been killed or died by reason of a wound received in the line of their duty, or who have died by occasion of disease contracted, or of a casualty by drowning or otherwise, or of injury received while in the line of their duty, and which pensions have ceased in consequence of the expiration of the period for which they were originally granted, or for which they were subsequently renewed, shall be continued for another period of five years, to such of the said widows as have remained unmarried; to commence from the day on which such pensions, respectively, terminated; and to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That every pension hereby renewed shall cease on the death or intermarriage of the widow to whom the same is hereby granted.

[ 292. ] (Laws of the U. S., Statutes at Large, vol. 9, page 101.] CHAP. 177. An act making appropriations for the payment of navy pensions for the year ending thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.

APPROVED, AUGUST 10, 1846. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of navy pensions for the year ending the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven:

To pay invalid pensions, thirty-two thousand three hundred and thirty-five dollars and forty cents.

To pay the pensions of widows of officers, seamen, and marines, twelve thousand dollars.

[ 293.7 [Laws of the U. S., Statutes at Large, vol. 9, page 174.] CHAP. 49. An act making appropriations for the payment of navy pensions for the

year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight. 1. Appropriation : Invalid pensions: Pensions of widows. 2. Act of 1845, renewing certain naval pensions for five years, continued : Privateer pension fund.

APPROVED, MARCH 3, 1847. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the payment of navy pensions for the year ending thirtieth June eighteen, hundred and forty-eight:

To pay invalid pensions, thirty-six thousand dollars.

To pay the pensions of widows of officers, seamen, and marines, sixteen thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the act of eighteen hundred and forty-five, chapter forty-one, entitled “An act renewing certain naval pensions for the term of five years," be, and the same are hereby, extended to all pensions of similar kind which have expired since the passage of said act; and the pensions which were renewed by the said act for the term of five years, and which may expire before the next session of Congress, shall be, and hereby are, renewed and continued for another term of five years, to the persons entitled thereto, in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions as are in said act contained, and to commence from the time they may severally expire, and to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

For the payment of pensions under the privateer pension fund, as pledged by the government by act of Congress of June twentysixth, eighteen hundred and twelve, three thousand dollars.

[ 294. ] [Laws of the U. S., Statutes at Large, vol. 9, page 282.] CHAP. 155. An act renewing certain naval pensions, and extending the benefits of er

isting laws, respecting naval pensions, to engineers, firemen, and coal-heavers in the navy, and to their widows.

1. Naval pensions of certain widows and orphans, renewed: Pensions to be paid so long as such widows continue as widows: In case of death or marriage of widows

pensions to be paid to their children until they arrive at sixteen years of age. 2. Pension laws extended to engineers, firemen, and coal-heavers, in the navy, and their widows and children: Rates of pension. 3. Amount of pension not to exceed the half pay of the deceased.

APPROVED, AUGUST 11, 1848. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all those widows and such child or children as are now receiving a pension under any of the laws of Congress passed prior to the first of August, eighteen hundred and forty-one, (excepting the law passed the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirtyseven,) and those widows and children who have received pensions at any time within five years prior to the passage of this act, may and shall continue to receive the same amount as they have received under any special act, from the time such special act expired : Provided, Such act ceased on or after the first day of September, eighteen hundred and forty-five, or may hereafter terminate. And all such pensions as are now in force, and such as are now renewed by this act, shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, so long as the said widows shall live as widows; and in case of the death, before or after the passage of this act, of the widows, to the orphan child or children of the deceased parties, until they respectively arrive at the age of sixteen years; and to the child or children of said widows, in case of marriage by said widows, until said child or children shall respectively arrive at the age of sixteen years; and that the act approved thirtieth April, eighteen hundred and forty-four, shall not be so construed as to exclude officers, seamen, or marines from their pensions when disabled for sea service: Provided, That the whole amount received by the pensioner, including pay for his service and pension, shall not exceed his lowest duty pay. That the orphan child or children of the deceased parties shall have a pension in case the widow has died after drawing a five years' pension, to commence at the time when the widow dies, and to continue until the child or children shall respectively reach the age of sixteen years; and that any casualty by which an officer, seaman, or marine has lost or may lose his life while in the line of his duty, shall be considered sufficient to entitle the widow, child, or children to all the benefits of this act.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That engineers, firemen, and coal-heavers in the navy shall be entitled to pensions in the same manner as officers, seamen, and marines; and the widows of engineers, coal-heavers, and firemen in the same manner as the widows of officers, seamen, and marines: Provided, That the pension of a chief engineer shall be the same as that of a lieutenant in the navy; and a pension of the widow of a chief engineer the same as that of the widow of a lieutenant in the navy; the pension of a first assistant engineer the same as that of a lieutenant of marines, and the pension of the widow of a first assistant engineer the same as that of the widow of a lieutenant of marines; the pension of a second or third assistant engineer the same as that of a forward officer; and the pension of the widow of a second or third assistant engineer the same as that of the widow of a forward officer; the pension of a fireman or coal-heaver the same as that of a seaman; the pension of the widow of a fireman or coal-heaver the same as that of the widow of a seaman; And provided further, That an engineer, fireman, or coal-heaver shall not be entitled to any pension by reason of a disability incurred prior to the thirty-first of August, eighteen hundred and fortytwo, nor shall the widow of an engineer, fireman, or coal-heaver be entitled to any pension by reason of the death of her husband, if his death was prior to the said date.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the amount of pension in every case arising under this law [is] not to exceed the half pay of the deceased officer, seaman, or marine, as it existed in January, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, or such rate of pension as is allowed by this act.

[ 295.] . [Laws of the U. S., Statutes at Large, vol. 9, page 340.] No. 24. Joint Resolution concerning certain portions of the marine and ordnance corps.

1. The officers, non-commissioned officers, &c., of the marine corps, and artificers and laborers of the ordnance corps, who served in Mexico, placed, as to bounty land and other remuneration, on a footing with the regular army. 2. Non-commissioned otficers of the marine corps to be entitled to bounty for re-enlistment.

APPROVED, AUGUST 10, 1848. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, of the marine corps, who have served with the army in the war with Mexico, and also the artificers and laborers of the ordnance corps serving in said war, be placed, in all respects as to bounty land and other remuneration, in addition to ordinary pay, on a footing with the officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, of the army: Provided, That this remuneration shall be in lieu of prize money and all other extra allowances.

Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the non-commissioned officers of the marine corps shall be entitled to the same bounty for re-enlistment as is now or may hereafter be received by the non-commissioned officers of the army,

[ 296. ] [Laws of the U. S., Statutes at Large, vol. 9, page 349.] CHAP. 77. An act making appropriations for the payment of navy pensions for the

year ending the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, 1. Invalid pensions, $40,000: Widows and orphans, $50,000: Invalids wounded on board private armed vessels, $3,000.

APPROVED, MARCH 2, 1849. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of navy pensions, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty:

To pay invalid pensions, forty thousand dollars.

To pay the pensions of widows and orphans of officers, seamen, and marines, fifty thousand dollars.

To pay the pensions of invalids who were wounded on board of private armed vessels during the last war with Great Britain, three thousand dollars.

[ 2961. ] (Laws of the U. S., Statutes at Large, vol. 9, page 444.] CHAP. 39. An act making appropriations for the payment of navy pensions for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight bundred and fifty-one.

APPROVED, AUGUST 17, 1850. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the pay of navy pensions for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one:

To pay invalid pensions, forty thousand dollars.

To pay the pensions of invalids who were wounded on board of private armed vessels during the last war with Great Britain, three thousand dollars.

[ 297.] [Laws of the U. S., Statutes at Large, vol. 9, page 594.] . CHAP. 23. An act making appropriations for the payment of navy pensions for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.

APPROVED, MARCH 3, 1851. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the

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