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PENSIONS FOR SERVICE
WAR OF THE REVOLUTION.
Various Acts and Resolutions have been passed by Congress, providing pensions to persons engaged in the Military and Naval service during the war of the Revolution, and to the widows of those who have died. The first part of this work is devoted exclusively to the subject of pensions, and contains all the Acts and Resolutions of Congress providing them, together with the rules and regulations for their adjustment, adopted by competent authority, and a series of FORMS applicable to the different classes of claims. For the purpose of enabling persons interested to determine readily whether their claim is such as is provided for by law, and, if so, the act under which the claim should be prosecuted, the following brief summary of the laws, providing pensions on account of service in the war of the Revolution, is inserted ; designating for what service, and to whom, and at what rates the pensions are allowed. Such suggestions, as to the mode of procuring record evidence of the service, as are deemed of importance, will be found under their appropriate head in the work. (See page 420.)
Act of March 18, 1818.—This act provides pensions to commissioned officers at twenty dollars per month, and to non-commissioned officers and privates, at eight dollars a month, where the service was for not less than nine months' in the Continental line.
Act of May 15, 1829.— This act provides pensions for service in the Continental line to the close of the war under an enlistment" for the war," to officers and soldiers, of their full pay in the line, not to exceed the full pay of a captain ; to commence on the 3d of March, 1926, and to continue for life.