24 May 1828 c. 109 4 Stat. 307

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.”

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 day 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 for and during the term of six years, 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,'” passed on the twenty-fifth of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and afterwards revived and continued in force for the term of one year, by an act, entitled “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,'” passed on the fifteenth day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and further revived and continued in force for the term of six years, by an act, entitled “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,'” passed on the fourth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, shall be, and the said act is hereby, revived and continued in full force and effect for and during the term of six years from and after the passing of this act, and from thence unto the end of the next session of Congress: Provided, That any evidence which has been taken to support any claim of any person disabled in the revolutionary war, under the authority of the act of the fifteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, reviving and continuing in force for one year “An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds, received in the revolutionary war,” shall be received and acted upon by the Secretary of War, in the same manner as if said act was still in force, and had not expired: And provided, also, That this act and any thing contained in the act hereby revived and continued in force, shall not he 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; and the said fourth section of the said last-mentioned act shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be, and to continue to be in full force and effect, any thing in the said act hereby revived and continued in force to the contrary notwithstanding.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the right any person now has, or hereafter may acquire, to receive a pension in virtue of any law of the United States, shall be construed 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 pensions to invalid pensioners of the United States, shall in future be required to give bonds, with two or more sureties, to be approved by the Secretary of the Department of War, in such penalty as he shall direct for the faithful discharge of the duties confided to them respectively.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

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