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ledge, the mode o£ life, employment, labor, or means of support of such applicant, for the last; twelve months. Secondly, The circuit court, upon receipt of the proofs aforesaid, mall forthwith proceed to examine into the nature of the wound, or other cause of disability of such applicant, and having ascertained the degree thereof, shall certify the same, and transmit the result of their enquiry, in case, in their ©pinion, the applicant should be put on the pension-list, to the Secretary at War, together with their opinion in writing, what proportion of the monthly pay of such applicant will be equivalent to the degree of disability ascertained in manner aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacled, That the clerk of the district court, in each district, shall clerk ta> publish this act in such manner as the judge of J^^jT the district court shall think effectual to give notice general information thereof "to the people of district'l'* the district, and shall give like information of court meet* the times and places of holding the circuit &c' courts in such district. And in districts wherein a circuit court is not directed by law to be holden, the judge of the district court shall be, and he hereby is authorized to exercise all the powers given by this act to the respective circuit courts. And it shall be the duty of the judges duty of the of the circuit courts respectively, during the judSt8s term of two years from the passing of this act, to remain at the places where the said courts mall be holden, five days at the least from the time of opening the sessions thereof, that persons disabled as aforesaid, may have full opportunity to make their application for the relief proposed by this act.

Sec. 4. And be it further cnacled, That the

s .Secretary at War, upon receipt of the proofs,

izJL."' "certificate and opinion aforesaid, shail cause the same to be duly filed in his office, and place the name of such applicant on the pension-list of the United States, in conformity thereto: Provided always, That in any cafe, where the laid Secretary shall have cause to suspect imposition or mistake, he shall have power to withhold the name of such applicant from the pension-list, and make report of the same t» Congress, at their next session.

SMabied ^ec. 5" -And be it further macled, That all .persons non-commissioned officers, soldiers and seamen, v^ttL disabled in the actual service of the United to be pia- States, during the late war, whose disability £on"lA.Ca' rate of allowance have been ascertained, pursuant to the regulations prescribed by the late Congress, and have not applied to be placed on the pension-list, until after the time, limited by the act of Congress for that purpose, was expired, shall now be placed cn the pension-list, and be entitled to demand and receive their respective pensions, according to the allowances ascertained as aforesaid, any thing in this act, or any act of the late Congress, to the contrary, notwithstanding. . œf r Sec. 6. And be it further enacled, That from tec. of p«i- and after the passing of this act, no sale, trans-sioit, before fer or rnortcrafre of the whole or any part of

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lid, & how the pennon or arrearages or pennon, payable 4>a.j 10 at- t0 any non-commissioned officer, soldier or seals , . man^ before tne same shall become due, shall be valid. And every person, claiming such pension or arrears of pension, or any part thereof, under power of attorney or substitution, shall, before the same is paid, make oath or affirmation before feme justice of the peace of the place where the same is payable, that such power or substitution is not given by rea-fon of' any transfer of such pension, or arrears of pension, and any person, who shall swear or affirm salsely in the premises, and be thereof convicted, shall suffer, as for wilful and corrupt per

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United. States, and President of the Senate.

Approved, March the 23d, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XII.

Æi Act providing far the Settlement of the Claims of Persons under particular Circumstances barred by the Limitations heretofore established.

Section i. 1TJE it 'enacled by the Senate and j[3 House of Representatives of the United Ste.ies of America in Congress assembled, That the operation of the resolutions of the Limitation* Rite Congress of the United States, pasted on <!s diims the second day of November, one thousand resolutions seven hundred and eighty-five, aud the twen- suspended ty-third day of July, one thousand seven him- u l 2>c" *' dred and eighty-seven, so sar as they have barred, or may be construed to bar the claims of any offices, soldier, artificer, sailor or marine ©f the late army or navy of the United States, for personal services rendered to the United states, in the military er naval department,.

shall from and aster the passing of this act, be suspended, for and during the term of two years. And that every such officer, soldier, artificer, sailor and marine having claims for services rendered to the United States, in the military or naval departments, who shall exhibit the same, for liquidation, at the Treasury of the United States, at any time during the said term of two years, shall be entitled to an adjustment, and allowance thereof on the same *ot to ex- principles, as if the same had been exhibited, ciaims°for within the term prescribed by the aforesaid re* rations, dec. solutions of Congress: Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed to extend to claims for rations or fubsistance money.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That no be register- balances hereafter to be certified, as due from ed in name the United States, shall be registered in ariy clamant* other name, than that of the original claimant, &c- or of his heirs, executors or administrators;

and such balances shall be transferable only at the Treasury, by virtue of powers actually executed after such registry, expressing the sum to be transferred, and in pursuance of such general rules, as have been, or shall be prescribed for that purpose.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. Approved, March the 27th, '792:

GEORGSHVASHINGTON, » 'President of the United States.

CHAPTER Xlfl.'

An Ac!for the Relief of certain Widows, Orphans^
Invalids, and other Persons.

Sec. i. "Wy E it enacled by the Senate and
J53 House of Representatives of the
United States of America, m Congress assembled,
That the Comptroller of the Treasury adjust eomptroi*
the claims of the widows and orphans respec- l°
lively, as the case may be, of the late colonel claims of
Owen Roberts, captain William White, lieu- "0"^"n^
tenant colonel Bernard Elliott, major Samuel orphans.
Wife, major Benjamin Huger, lieutenant John
Bush, and major Charles Motte, deceased, all
of whom were killed or died in the service of
the United States, for the seven years half-pay for 7 year*
stipulated by the resolve of Congress of the ^-paTi
twenty-fourth day of August, one thousand
seven hundred and eighty; and that the Re-
gister of the Treasury do issue his certificates
accordingly.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the Secretary of the department of war be, and he hereby is required to place on the invalid list, Timothy Mix, disabled in the late war, by the jj$J^3 loss of his right hand, while in the service of Abel Tufthe United States, at the rate of five dollars ncy p,arced

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per month, to commence on the fourth day list,
of February one thousand seven hundred and
eighty-three. That the said Secretary place on
the invalid list, Abel Turney, mariner, disabled
while in the service of the United States, at the
rate of one dollar per month, to commence on
the first day of January, one thousand seven
hundred and eighty-one.

Sec. 3. And be it further matted, Thtt the
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