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RESOLUTION 8.- Approved, August 16, 1842.—Vol. 5, p. 584. A Resolution declarative of the Pension Act of July seventh, eighteen hundred and

thirty-eight. That the benefits of the act' entitled “An act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows," approved the seventh day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, shall not be withheld from any widow whose husband died after the passage of the act of the seventh of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and before the act of the seventh of July, eighteen hundred and thirtyeight, if otherwise entitled to the same.

CHAPTER 52.- Approved, March 1, 1843.– Vol. 5, p. 604.

An Act making appropriations for the support of the Army and of the Military Academy,

&c. &c., for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four.

2. Appropriation, &c., for the military academy. Provisoes relative to the appoint

ment of cadets.2 SEC. 2. * * * * Provided, That hereafter, in all cases of appointments of cadets to the West Point Academy, the individual selected shall be an actual resident of the congressional district of the state or territory, or District of Columbia, from which the appointment purports to be made: And provided, further, That the number of cadets by appointments hereafter to be made, shall be limited to the number of the representatives and delegates in Congress, and one for the District of Columbia, and that each congressional and territorial district, and District of Columbia, shall be entitled to have one cadet at said academy: Provided, That nothing in this section shall prevent the appointment of an additional number of cadets, not exceeding ten, to be appointed at large, without being confined to a selection by congressional districts.

i Chap. 189.

2 And see sec. 8, chap. 42, 3 Aug. 1861, for conditions of readmission after discharge, oath, &c., post.

CHAPTER 102.—Approved, March 3, 1843.—Vol. 5, p. 647.

An Act granting a pension to certain Revolutionary soldiers. [Pensions to widows under the acts of 1832, chap. 126, 1838, chap. 189, 1872, chap. 191, and Res. 8, continued for one year.

CHAPTER 11.-Approved, April 4, 1844.—Vol. 5, p. 654.

An Act to repeal so much of the Act approved the twenty-third of August, one thou

sand eight hundred and forty-two, as requires the second regiment of dragoons to be converted into a regiment of riflemen after the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three.

That so much of the act entitled “An act respecting the organization of the army, and for other purposes," approved the 23d day of August, 1842,9 as requires the second regiment of dragoons to be converted into a regiment of riflemen after the 4th day of March, 1843, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Sec. 2. That the present regiment of riflemen, formerly the second regiment of dragoons, shall, as soon as it can be effected after the passage of this act, be remounted, and called the second regiment of dragoons, and shall in all things be governed by the same organization and regulations as are provided by the act raising the first regiment of dragoons, entitled " An act for the more perfect defence of the frontier," approved the 2d day of March, 1833,' and shall, in all respects, be placed upon the same footing as the said first regiment of dragoons.

CHAPTER 15.-Approved, April 30, 1844.—Vol. 5, p. 656.

An Act making appropriations for the payment of Revolutionary and other pensionere of the United States, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five.

That no pension shall be hereafter granted to a widow for the same time that her husband received one; and that no person in the army, navy, or marine corps shall be allowed to draw both a pension as an invalid and the pay of his rank or station in the service, unless the alleged disability for which the pension was granted be such as to have occasioned his employment in a lower grade, or in some civil branch of the service.

1 Or who have become such: see res. No. 6, 3 March, 1851.
2 And four years more, by the 17 June, 1844, chap. 102, vol. 5, p. 680.
3 Chap. 186.

4 Chap. 76. 5 Unless her application shall have been filed, &c.: 23 Jan. 1845, res. 1, vol.

p. 796.

('HAPTER 73. - Approved, June 15, 1844.-Vol. 5, p. 673.

An Act making an appropriation for the payment of hora lost by the Missouri volum

teers in the Florida var.

Sec. 1. $4.510) appropriated. Value of horses and settlement of claims to be made according to act of March 3, 1839. Acts relating to claims for bor. &., of volunteers in Florida war, revived.

Sex 2. Act of January 18, 1X37, revived for two years. Proviso: not to extend to cases arising in a future war.

CHAPT-R 102. - Approved, June 17, 1844.—Vol. 5, p. 680.

An Ace to continue the pensions of certain widow. Sec. I. Act of March 3, 1N43, granting pensions to widows, extended for four year from March 4, 1 .

Sigi. 2. Widows entitled to benefit of act of July 7, 1838, to have benefit of this

CHAPTER 15.-Approved, February 20, 1815.– Vol. 5, p. 724

As det restricting the grant of person is certain cases

That, from and after the passage of this act, a pension shall not be granted to any widow for or during any part or portion of the time her husband may have received one, whose declaration therefor shall not have been made on or before the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, and shall not have been received at the pension office on or before the twentythird day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five

By chantep 47, sec.2. March 3, 145, vol. 5, p. 742, frim and after the 3inh June, 113, the pay of a cadet shall be $24 per mouth, in lieu of the present pay and emolumenta)

per bap 129, 3 Marrh, 119, and Beste
1 Extended to the wbud buskaude died after the passage of these acts, by res.

itthieu 4.4 or befest 25 Jan 143, see rea 1, 23 Jon 1445
Powerly $16, but theranit 60 by act 3 March, Invi, chap 119

Sec. 3. That the assistant professor of ethics shall be allowed the same ci mpensation as is now allowed by law to the other assistant professors in the institution.

[Approved, July 20, 1840.]

RESOLUTION 6.—Approved, September 11, 1841.–Vol. 5, p. 468.

Joint resolution making it the duty of the Attorney-General to examine into the title

of the lands or sites for the purpose of erecting thereon armories and other public works and buildings, and for other purposes.

That it shall be the duty of the attorney-general of the United States to examine into the titles of all the lands or sites which have been purchased by the United States, for the purpose of erecting thereon armories, arsenals, forts, fortifications, navy yards, custom houses, light houses, or other public buildings of any kind whatever, and report his opinion as to the validity of the title in each case, to the President of the United States.

That it shall be the duty of all the officers of the United States having any of the title-papers to the property aforesaid in their possession, to furnish them forth with to the attorney-general, to aid him in the investigation aforesaid.

That no public money shall be expended upon any site or land hereafter to be purchased by the United States for the purposes aforesaid, until the written opinion of the attorney-general shall be had in favor of the validity of the title, and also the consent of the legislature of the state in wbich the land or site may be, shall be given to said purchaser.

That it shall be the duty of the district attorneys of the United States, upon the application of the attorney-general, to furnish any assistance or information in their power in relation to the titles of the public property aforesaid, lying within their respective districts.

That it shall be the duty of the secretaries of the executive departments, upon the application of the attorney-general, to procure any additional evidence of title which he may deem necessary, and which may not be in the possession of the officers of government; the expense of procuring which to be paid out

of the appropriations made for the contingencies of the departments respectively.

That it shall be the duty of the secretaries of the executive departments, respectively, under whose direction any lands for the purposes aforesaid may have been purchased, and over which the United States do not possess jurisdiction, to apply to the leginlatures of the states in which the lands are situated, for a cession of jurisdiction, and, in case of refusal, to report the same to Congress at the commencement of the next session thereafter.

[Approved, September 11, 1841.]

(By chapter 24, April 14, 1842, vol. 5, p. 473, certain Cherokee warriors were allowed pensions at the same rate as officers and soldiers of the regular army.)

CHAPTER 183.- Approved, August 23, 1812. – Vol. 5, p. 508.

An Art making appropriations for the support of the army, and of the Military

Academy, for the year one thousand eighi Aundred and forty.fo.

Sec. 2. That no officer in any branch of the public service, or any other person whose salary, pay, or einoluments is or are fixed by law or regulations, shall receive any additional pay, extra allowance, or compensation, in any form whatever, for the disbursement of public money, or for any other service or duty whatsoever, unless the same shall be authorized by law, and the appropriation therefor explicitly set forth that it is for such additional pay, extra allowance, or compensation

I Quare: If this affects extrs pay of officer in the army under the 11 Jan 1M12, ebar 14, e ; see, ms to clerks, the 26 Aug 1*42, ebap 202, s. 12; and so ebap , 3 March, 1039, ante.

109r Poup perfirming the duties of another of sume departenent, by the 26 August, IM2. ebap. 12, sec. 12

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