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CHAPTER 73.-- Approved, June 15, 184.-Vol. 5, p. 673.

As Act making an appropriation for the payment of Aorre lost by the Missouri volun

teers in the Florida war.

Sec. 1. $34,500 appropriated. Value of horses and settlement of claims to be more according to act of March 3, 1839. Acts relating to claims for bornes, &c., of volunteers in Florida war, revived.

Skr. 2. Act of January 18, 1837, revived for two years. Proviso: not to erteud two cases arising in a future war.

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

An Act to continue the pensions of certain widowe. Sec. I. Act of March 3, 1843, granting pensions to widows, extended for four years from March 4, 1x41.

Sac. 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.

An Act restricting the grant of pensione in 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 othee on or before the twentythird day of January,one thousand eight hundred and forty-five

By chapter 47, see, 2, March 3, 1845, vol. 5, p. 742, from and after the Bob June, 1*13, the pay of a cadet shall be $24 per month, in lieu of the promul pay and emolumenta.'

Mee chap 129, 1 Marrh, IM49, and ante. * Extended to those her husbande died after the passage of these seta, by ren , 3 March, 151 olla 1.d on s before 23 Jan. 1845, see rea 1, 23 Jan. 1*45. . fterly $16, but iparrait. $0 by act 3 Mareb, 1951, ebap. 119

CHAPTER 102.- Approved, March 3, 1843.-Vol. 5, p. 617.

An Act granting a pension to certain Revolutionary soldiers. [Pensions to widows under the acts of 1832, chap. 126, 1838, chap. 139, 1842, 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 to

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 thosrand 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, 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 regie ment 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 sa 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 das on March, 1833,' and shall, in all respects, be placed upon the same fouting 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 persisene 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 s lower grade, or in some civil branch of the service.

1 Or who have become such: see res. No. 6, 3 March, 1851.
? And four years more, by the 17 June, 1844, chap. 102, vol. 5, p. 630.
* Chap 186.

1 Chap 76, 6 Unless her application shall have been filed, &c. : 23 Jan. 1845, res. 1, vol. p. 796.

CHAPTER 73.- Approved, June 15, 1844.— Vol. 5, p. 673.

An Act making an appropriation for the payment of horses lost oy the Missouri volun

teers in the Florida war.1

Sec. 1. $34,500 appropriated. Value of horses and settlement of claims to be made according to act of March 3, 1839. Acts relating to claims for horses, &c., of volunteers in Florida war, revived.

Sec. 2. Act of January 18, 1837, revived for two years. Proviso: not to extend to cases arising in a future war.

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

An Act to continue the pensions of certain widows. Sec. 1. Act of March 3, 1843, granting pensions to widows, extended for four years from March 4, 1844.2

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

CHAPTER 15.-Approved, February 20, 1845.—Vol. 5, p. 724.

An Act restricting the grant of pensions in 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 chapter 47, sec. 2, March 3, 1845, vol. 5, p. 742, from and after the 30th June, 1845, the pay of a cadet shall be $24 per month, in lieu of the present pay and emoluments.]

1 See chap. 129, 3 March, 1849, and note.

2 Extended to those whose husbands died after the passage of these acts, by res. 6, 3 March, 1851.

3 Unless filed on or before 23 Jan. 1845; see res. 1, 23 Jan. 1845.
* Formerly $16; but increased to $30 by act 3 March, 1857, chap. 119.

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CHAPTER 65.- Approved, March 3, 1845.—Vol. 5, p. 745.

An Act making appropriations for the support of the army, for the year ending on the

thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-six. [Sec. 1. For commutation of forage for officers' horses. Provided, That general and field officers shall not be entitled, in time of peace, to draw forage, or money in lieu thereof, for more than three horses each, to be owned and actually kept in service; officers of the regiments of dragoons below the rank of field officers, for two horses each ; and all other officers now entitled to forage, for one horse each, to be owned and actually kept in service.]

CHAPTER 3.-Approved, January 12, 1846.— Vol. 9, p. 2.

An Act to repeal the Act which abolished the ofice of one of the inspectors-general of the

army, and to revive and establish said office.

That so much of the fourth section of an act, approved the 23d day of . August, 1842, entitled “An act respecting the organization of the army, and for other purposes," as directs that the office of one inspector-general of the army shall be abolished, and the inspector discharged, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and all acts and parts of acts so repealed shall be, and the same hereby are, revived and continued in force.

CHAPTER 13.- Approved, May 7, 1846.— Vol. 9, p. 5.

An Act making appropriations for the payment of Revolutionary and other pensions of the United States, for the year ending the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and for other purposes.

SEC. 2. That no widow entitled to a pension under existing laws, and claiming a pension, whose husband was drawing a pension at the time of his decease, shall be required, in any such

1 This modifies 5 July, 1838, sec. 24, if it modifies any thing.

2 And see (for its injurious operation on assistant surgeons) Surgeon-General's Report, Sen. Doc., p. 146, 1853. And see act of July, 1862, chap. 200, for forage and commutation. | 8 Chap. 186.

4 For increase in inspector's department, see sec. 2, chap. 42, 3 Aug. 1861, and sec. 4, chap. 57, 6 Aug. 1861.

case, to furnish any further evidence that said husband was entitled to a pension; nor shall any evidence, in any case, be required to entitle the widow to a pension, when the evidence is in the archives of the government, other than such proof as would be sufficient to establish the marriage between the applicant and the deceased pensioner in civil personal actions in a court of justice: Provided, That, upon a revision of the testimony in the case of the deceased husband, the commissioner be satisfied that the pension was properly granted.

Sec. 3.° Aet of 1845, chap. 71, sec. 4, respecting the reopening of settled accounts, and the limitation of claims on the United States, not to apply to pensions.]

[Approved, May 7, 1846.]

CHAPTER 16.- Approved, May 13, 1846.— Vol. 9, p. 9.

An Act providing for the prosecution of the existing war between the United States and

the Republic of Mexico.3

Whereas, by the act of the republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that government and the United States:

That, for the purpose of enabling the Government of the United States to prosecute said war to a speedy and successful termination, the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to employ the militia, naval, and military forces of the United States, and to call for and accept the services of any number of volunteers, not exceeding 50,000, who may offer their services either as cavalry, artillery, infantry, or riflemen, to serve twelve months after they shall have arrived at the place of rendezvous, or to the end of the war, unless sooner discharged, according to the time for which they shall have been mustered into service; and that the sum of $10,000,000, out of any moneys in the treasury, or to come into the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this act into effect.

Sec. 2. That the militia, when called into the service of the United States by virtue of this act, or any other act, may, if in the opinion of the President of the United States the public interest requires it, be compelled to serve for a term not exceeding six months after their arrival at the place of rendezvous, in any one year, unless sooner discharged.

Sec. 3. That the said volunteers shall furnish their own clothes, and, if cavalry, their own horses and horse equipments; and when mustered into service shall be armed at the expense of the United States.

1 Proviso repealed 26 June, 1848, chap. 71. ? This section of the act of 1845 repealed 10 Aug. 1846, chap. 175, vol. 9, p. 97. 8 See 18 June, 1846, chap. 29, and 19 July, 1848, chap. 164.

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