CHAP. 299.- An act to increase pensions in certain cases.
|Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons who are now entitled to pensions under existing laws and who have lost either an arm at or above the elbow, or a leg at or above the knee, shall be rated in the second class, and shall receive twenty-four dollars per month: Provided, That no artificial limbs, or commutation therefor, shall be furnished to such persons as shall be entitled to pensions under this act.
SEC. 2. That this act shall take effect from and after the fourth day of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.
Approved, June 18, 1874