CHAP. VIII. – An Act making further Provisions for surviving Widows of the Soldiers of the Revolution.
|Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That if any person who served in the war of the revolution in the manner specified in the act passed the seventh day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled “An Act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolution,” have died, or shall hereafter die, leaving a widow, whose marriage took place before the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, such widow shall be entitled to receive, for and during her natural life, from and after the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, the annuity or pension which might have been allowed to her husband, in virtue of said act, if living at the time it was passed, under the same rules, regulations, and restrictions as are prescribed in the act approved July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, entitled “An Act granting half-pay and pensions to certain widows:” Provided, That in the event of the marriage of such widow, said annuity or pension shall be discontinued.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That such widows as have been admitted by special acts of Congress to the benefit of the pension act, approved the seventh day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, or to the benefit of the act approved the seventeenth of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, shall be entitled, and shall be admitted to the benefit of this act; subject, however, to the rules, limitations, and restrictions in and by said acts prescribed.
APPROVED, February 2, 1848.