CHAP. CIX.- An Act to revive and continue in force an act, entitled “An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war,” and for other purposes
|Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act, entitled “An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war,” passed on the tenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and six, and limited, as in said act declared, to the term of six years, and afterwards revived and continued in force by an act, entitled “An [act] to revive and continue in force ‘An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war,’ and for other purposes,” for and during the term of six years, as in the said act is declared, shall be, and the same is hereby, revived, and is continued in force for one year, and no longer, from the passing of this act: Provided, That this act shall not be construed to repeal or make void the fourth section of an act, entitled “An act concerning invalid pensions,” passed the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen; but the said fourth section of the said last-mentioned act shall be, and hereby is declared to be, in full force and effect, any thing in the said act hereby revived and made perpetual to the contrary notwithstanding.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the right any person now has, or may hereafter acquire, to receive a pension in virtue of any law of the United States, be considered to commence at the time of completing his testimony, pursuant to the act hereby revived and continued in force.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the agents for the payment of invalid pensioners of the United States shall, in future, be required to give bond, with two or more sureties, to be approved by the Secretary for the Department of War, in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of the duties confided to them, respectively.
APPROVED, May 15, 1820.