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Militia and vol. SEC. 2420. Where the militia, or volunteers, or State troops of any unteers in service State or Territory, subsequent to the eighteenth day of June, eighteen since 1812.
hundred and twelve, and prior to March twenty-second, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, were called into service, the officers and soldiers thereof shall be entitled to all the benefits of section two thousand four hundred
and eighteen upon proof of length of service as therein required. Persons not en. SEC. 2421. No person shall take any benefit under the provisions of the ceding sections.
- three preceding sections, if he has received, or is entitled to receive, any military land-bounty under any act of Congress passed prior to
the twenty-second March, eighteen hundred and fifty-two. Period of cap- SEC. 2422. The period during which any officer or soldier remained tivity added to :
to in captivity with the enemy shall be estimated and added to the period actual service,
of his actual service, and the person so retained in captivity shall receive land under the provisions of sections twenty-four hundred and eighteen and twenty-four hundred and twenty, in the same manner that he would be entitled in case he had entered the service for the whole term made up by the addition of the time of his captivity, and had
served during such term. Warrant and SEC. 2423. Every person for whom provision is made by sections patent to issue, twenty-four hundred and eighteen and twenty-four hundred and twenty when.
sball receive a warrant from the Department of the Interior for the quantity of land to which be is entitled; and, upon the return of such warrant, with evidence of the location thereof having been legally
made to the General Land-Office, a patent shall be issued therefor. Widows of per- SEC. 2424. In the event of the death of any person, for whom provissons entitled.
ion is made by sections twenty-four hundred and eighteen and twentyfour hundred and twenty, and who did not receive bounty-land for his services, a like warrant shall issue in favor of his widow, who shall be entitled to one hundred and sixty acres of land in case her husband was killed in battle; nor shall a subsequent marriage impair the right of any widow to such warrant, if she be a widow at the time of making
her application. Additional SEC. 2425. Each of the surviving persons specified in the classes enubounty-lands, &c. merated in the following section, who has served for a period of not less
than fourteen days, in any of the wars in which the United States have been engaged since the year seventeen hundred and ninety, and prior to the third day of March, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, shall be entitled to receive a warrant from the Department of the Interior, for one hundred and sixty acres of land; and, where any person so entitled has, prior to the third day of March, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, received a warrant for any number of acres less than one hundred and sixty, he shall be allowed a warrant for such quantity of land only as will make, in the whole, with what he may have received prior to tbat date, one
hundred and sixty acres. Classes under SEC. 2426. The classes of persons embraced as beneficiaries under the last section spec- preceding section, are as follows, namely: ified.
First. Commissioned and non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, whether of the regulars, volunteers, rangers, or militia, who were regularly mastered into the service of the United States.
Second. Commissioned and non-commissioned officers, seamen, ordinary seamen, flotilla-men, marines, clerks, and landsmen in the Navy.
Third. Militia, volunteers, and State troops of any State or Territory, called into military service, and regularly mustered therein, and wliose services have been paid by the United States.
Fourth. Wagon-masters and teamsters who have been employed under the direction of competent authority, in time of war, in the transportation of military stores and supplies.
Fifth. Officers and soldiers of the revolutionary war, and marines, seamen, and other persons in the naval service of the United States during that war.
Sixth. Chaplains who served with the Army.
Seventh. Volunteers who served with the armed forces of the United States in any of the wars mentioned, subject to military orders, whether
regularly mustered into the service of the United States or not. What classes of SEC. 2427. The following class of persons are included as beneficiaries persons are en- under section twenty-four hundred and twenty-five, without regard to titled under section 2425, without
i the length of service rendered. regard to length First. Any of the classes of persons mentioned in section twenty-four of service. hundred and twenty-six who have been actually engaged in any battle in
any of the wars in which this country has been engaged since seventeen
hundred and ninety, and prior to March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five.
Second. Those volunteers who served at the invasion of Plattsburgh, in September, eighteen hundred and fourteen.
Tbird. The volunteers who served at the battle of King's Mountain, in the revolutionary war.
Fourth. The volunteers who served at the battle of Nickojack against the confederate savages of the South.
Fifth. The volunteers who served at the attack on Lewistown, in Delaware, by the British fleet, in the war of eighteen hundred and twelve.
SEC. 2428. In the event of the death of any person who would be Widows and entitled to a warrant, as provided in section twenty-four hundred and children of pertwenty-five, leaving a widow, or, if no widow, a minor child, such widow sons entitled unor such minor child shall receive a warrant for the same quantity of land her section 242. that the decedent would be entitled to receive, if living on the third day of March, eighteen hundred and fifty-five.
SEC. 2429. A subsequent marriage shall not impair the right of any Subsequent widow, under the preceding section, if she be a widow at the time of marriage of
widow. her application.
SEC. 2430. Persons within the age of twenty-one years on the third Minors under day of March, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, shall be considered section 2428. minors within the intent of section twenty-four hundred and twentyeight.
SEC. 2431. Where no record evidence of the service for which a war- Proof of servrant is claimed exists, parol evidence may be admitted to prove the ice. service performed, under such regulations as the Commissioner of Pensions may prescribe.
SEC, 2432. Where certificate or a warrant for bounty-land for any less Former eviquantity than one hundred and sixty acres has been issued to any officer dence of right to
bounty-land to be or soldier, or to the widow or minor child of auy officer or soldier, the
tae received in cer. evidence upon which such certificate or warrant was issued shall be tain cases. received to establish the service of such officer or soldier in the application of himself, or of his widow or minor child, for a warrant for so much land as may be required to make up the full sum of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he may be entitled under the preceding section, on proof of the identity of such officer or soldier, or, in case of his death, of the marriage and identity of his widow, or, in case of her death, of the identity of his minor child. But if, upon a review of such evidence, the Commissioner of Pensions is not satisfied that the former warrant was properly granted, he may require additional evidence, as well of the term as of the fact of service.
SEC. 2433. When any company, battalion, or regiment, in an organ- Allowance of ized form, marched more than twenty miles to the place where they were time of service
for distance from mustered into the service of the United States, or were discharged more
ore home to place of tban twenty miles from the place where such company, battalion, or muster or dis. regiment was organized, in all such cases, in computing the length of charge. service of the officers and soldiers of any such company, battalion, or regiment, there shall be allowed one day for every twenty miles from the place where the conipany, battalion, or regiment was organized to the place where the same was mustered into the service of the United States, and one day for every twenty miles from the place where such company, battalion, or regiment was discharged, to the place where it was organized, and from whence it marched to enter the service, provided that such march was in obedience to the command or direction of the President, or some general officer of the United States, commanding an army or department, or the chief executive officer of the State or Territory by which such company, battalion, or regiment was called into service.
SEC. 2438. No person who has been in the military service of the Deserters not. United States shall, in any case, receive a bounty-land warrant if it entitled to boun. appears by the muster-rolls of his regiment or corps that he deserted or ty-land. was dishonorably discharged from service.
SEC. 2439. When a soldier of the Regular Army, who has obtained a Lost warrants, military land-warrant, loses the same, or such warrant is destroyed by provisions for. accident, he shall, upon proof thereof to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior, be entitled to a patent in like manner as if the warrant was produced.
SEC. 2440. In all cases of discharge from the military service of the Discharges, United States of any soldier of the Regular Army, when it appears to the omissions, and
loss of, provided satisfaction of the Secretary of War that a certificate of faithful services to
has been omitted by the neglect of the discharging officer, by misconstruction of the law, or by any other neglect or casualty, such omission shall not prevent the issuing of the warrant and patent as in other cases. And when it is proved that any soldier of the Regular Army has lost his discharge and certificate of faithful service, the Secretary of War sball cause such papers to be furnished such soldier as will entitle hiin to his land-warrant and patent, provided such measure is justified by the time of his enlistment, the period of service, and the report of some officer of
the corps to which he was attached. New warrant SEC. 2441. Whenever it appears that any certificate or warrant, issued issued in lieu of in pursuance of any law granting bounty-land, has been lost or destroyed, lost warrant.
whether the same has been sold and assigned by the warrantee or not, the Secretary of the Interior is required to cause a new certificate or warrant of like tenor to be issued in lieu thereof; which new certificate or warrant may be assigned, located, and patented in like manner as other certificates or warrants for bounty-land are now authorized by law to be assigned, located, and patented; and in all cases where warrants have been, or may be, re-issued, the original warrant, in whoseever bands it may be, shall be deemed and held to be null and void, and the assignment thereof, if any there be, fraudulent; and no patent shall ever issue for any land located therewith, unless such presumption of fraud in the assignment be removed by due proof that the same was executed by the warranteo in good faith and for a valuable consideration.
SEC. 4635. Bounty for persons captured on enemy's vessels. [See under PRIZE.]
APPROPRIATION. March 3, 1875. For collection and payment of bounty, prize money and other claims
of colored soldiers and sailors ; salaries of agents and clerks; rent of Bounty, prizemoney, "&cof office; fuel, ligbts, stationery, and similar necessaries ; office furniture colored soldiers and repairs; transportation of officers and agents, telegraphing and and sailors. postage, seventy-five thousand dollars.
Bounties to For the payment of bounties to sailors and marines under existing sailors and laws, fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. marines.
BRIBES, PRESENTS, &c.
the United States is a party. 1784. Presents to superiors.
Title 15, Chap. 6. SEC. 1546. No officer or employé of the Government shall require or Contributions request any workingman 11
o request any workingman in any navy-yard to contribute or pay any for political pur money for political purposes, nor shall any workingman be removed or poscs.
discbarged for political opinion; and any officer or employé of the Government who shall offend against the provisions of this section shall
be dismissed from the service of the United States. Title 19. SEC. 1781. Every member of Congress or any officer or agent of the
Government who, directly or indirectly, takes, receives, or agrees to Proh ibition upon taking con receive, any money, property, or other valuable consideration whatever, sideration for from any person for procuring, or aiding to procure, any contract, procuring con- office, or place, from the Government, or any Department thereof, or tracts, offices, &c. from any officer of the United States, for any person whatever, or for
giving any such contract, office, or place to any person whomsoever, and every person who, directly or indirectly, offers or agrees to give, or gives, or bestows any money, property, or other valuable consideration whatever, for the procuring or aiding to procure any such contract, office, or place, and every member of Congress who, directly or indirectly, takes, receives, or agrees to receive any money, property, or other valuable consideration whatever after his election as such member, for his attention to, services, action, vote, or decision on any question, matter, cause, or proceeding which may then be pending, or may by law or under the Constitution be brought before him in his official capacity, or in bis place as such member of Congress, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be imprisoned not more than two years and fined not more than ten thousand dollars. And any such contract or agreement may, at the option of the President, be declared absolutely null and void ; and any member of Congress or officer convicted of a violation of this section, shall, moreover, be disqualified from holding any office of honor, profit, or trust under the Goverument of the United States.
SEC. 1782. No Senator, Representative, or Delegate, after his election Upon taking and during his continuance in office, and no head of a Department, or compensation in other officer or clerk in the employ of the Government, shall receive or m
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of United States is agree to receive any compensation whatever, directly or indirectly, for a party. any services rendered, or to be rendered, to any person, either by himself or another, in relation to any proceeding, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other matter or thing in which the United States is a party, or directly or indirectly interested, before any Department, court-martial, Bureau, officer, or any civil, military, or naval commission whatever. Every person offending against this section shall be deemed guiity of a misdemeanor, and shall be imprisoned not more than two years, and fined not more than ten thousand dollars, and shall, moreover, by conviction therefor, be rendered forever thereafter incapable of holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the Government of the United States.
SEC. 1784. No officer, clerk, or employé in the United States Govern- Prohibition of ment einploy shall at any time solicit contributions from other officers, contributions, clerks, or employés in the Government service for a gift or present to
presents, &c., to
superiors. those in a superior official position; nor shall any such official or clerical superiors receive any gift or present offered or presented to them as a contribution from persons in Government employ receiving a less salary than themselves; nor shall any officer or clerk make any donation as a gift or present to any official superior. Every person who violates this section shall be summarily discharged from the Government employ.
SEC. 5450. Every person who promises, offers, gives, or'causes or pro- Title 70, Chap. 5. cures to be promised, offered, or given, any inoney or other thing of value, or makes or tenders any contract, undertaking, obligation, gratu
• Bribery of
member of Con. ity, or security for the payment of money, or for the delivery or convey-cress. ance of anything of value, to any member of either House of Congress, either before or after such member has been qualified or has taken bis seat, with intent to influence bis vote or decision on any question, matter, cause, or proceeding which may be at any time pending in either House of Congress, or before any committee thereof, shall be fined not more than three times the amount of money or value of the thing so offered, promised, given, made, or tendered, or caused or procured to be so offered, promised, given, made, or tencered, and shall be, moreover, imprisoned not more than three years.
SEC. 54.31. Every person who promises, offers, or gives, or causes or Bribery of any procures to be promised, offered, or given, any money or other thing of United States value, or makes or tenders any contract, undertaking, obligation, gra- officers. tuity, or security for the payment of money, or for the delivery or conveyance of anything of value, to any officer of the United States, or to any person acting for or on behalf of the United States in any official function, under or by authority of any department or office of the Government thereof, or to any officer or person acting for or on behalf of either House of Congress, or of any committee of either House, or both Houses thereof, with intent to influence his decision or action on any question, matter, cause, or proceeding which may at any time be pending, or which may by law be brought before him in his official capacity, or in his place of trust or profit, or with intent to influence him to commit or aid in committing, or to collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States, or to induce him to do or omit to do any act in violation of his lawful duty, shall be punished as prescribed in the preceding section.
Sec. 5500. Any member of either House of Congress who asks, Title 70, Chap. 6. accepts, or receives any money, or any promise, contract, undertaking, obligation, gratuity, or security for the payment of money, or for the Member of
Congress acceptdelivery or conveyance of anything of value, either before or after he noi
ng bribe, &c. has been qualified or has taken his seat as such member, with intent to have his vote or decision on any question, matter, cause, or proceeding
which may be at any time pending in either house, or before any committee thereof, influenced thereby, shall be puvished by a fine not more than three times the amount asked, accepted, or received, and by im
prisonment not more than three years. [See $ 5450.] United States Sec. 5501. Every officer of the United States, and every person actofficer accepting ing for or on behalf of the United States, in any official capacity under bribe, &c.
or by virtue of the authority of any department or office of the Government thereof; and every officer or person acting for or on behalf of either House of Congress, or of any committee of either House, or of both Houses thereof, who asks, accepts, or receives any money, or any contract, promise, undertaking, obligation, gratuity, or security for the payment of money, or for the delivery or conveyance of anything of value, with intent to have his decision or action on any question, matter, cause, or proceeding which may, at any time, be pending, or which may be by law brought before him in his official capacity, or in his place of trust or profit, influenced thereby, shall be punished as prescribed in
the preceding section. [See 0 5498, under CLAIMS.] Forfeiture of SEC. 5502. Every member, officer, or person, convicted under the pro
visions of the two preceding sections, who holds any place of profit or trust, shall forfeit his office or place; and shall thereafter be forever disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.
CADET MIDSHIPMEN AND CADET ENGINEERS.
See NAVAL ACADEMY.
CAPTAINS IN THE NAVY.
See LINE OFFICERS.
See WARRANT OFFICERS.
| 4878. Who may be buried in national cemeteries. Title 59, Chap. 6. SEC. 4877. In the arrangement of the national cemeteries established Inclosures, 10
s es for the burial of deceased soldiers and sailors, the Secretary of War is headstones, and hereby directed to have the same inclosed with a good and substantial registers. stone or iron fence; and to cause each grave to be marked with a small
headstone or block, which shall be of durable stone, and of such design and weight as shall keep it in place when set, and shall bear the name of the soldier and the name of his State inscribed thereon, when the same are known, and also with the number of the grave inscribed thereon, corresponding with the number opposite to the name of the party in a register of burials to be kept at each cemetery and at the office of the Quartermaster-General, which shall set forth the name, rank, company, regiment, and date of death of the officer or soldier; or
if these are unknown, it shall be so recorded. Who may be SEC. 4878. All soldiers, sailors, or marines, dying in the service of the buried in national United States, or dying in a destitute condition, after having been honcemeteries.
orably discharged from the service, or who served during the late war, • either in the regular or volunteer forces, may be buried in any national cemetery free of cost. The production of the honorable discharge of a deceased man shall be sufficient authority for the superintendent of any cemetery to permit the interment.