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his beirs and assigns forever, the said certificate of location, and the warrant and land therein described, and authorize him to receive tlie patent therefor. Witness my hand and seal, this
[L. B.) Attest: [Two Witnesses.] Form of Acknowledgment where the Vendor is Personally
known to the Officer taking the same. STATE OF
} County of On this day of
- personally appeared (here insert the name of the person to whom the certificate of location issued], to me well known, and acknowledged the foregoing assignment to be his act and deed; and I certify that the said (here insert the name of the person to whom the certificate issued) is the identical person to whom the within certificate of location issued, and who executed the forgoing assignment thereof.
[Officer's Signature.] By the terms of the law granting bounty lands, the fees are as follows:
For a forty-acre warrant, fifty cents each to a register and receiver—total, $1.00.
For an cighty-acre warrant, one dollar each to register and receiver--total, $2.00.
For a one hundred and sixty acre warrant, two dollars each to register and receiver-total, $4.00.
Form of a Power of Attorney. Know all men by these presents, that I [here insert the name of earrantee), of the county of and State of
do nereby constitute and appoint of
my true and law. ful attorney, for me, and in my name, to sell and convey (or locate, as the case may be the within land warrant, No.
acres of land, which issued under the act of September, 1850. Signed in presence of [Witnesses.]
(Warrantoc's Signature.) DTATE OF County of On this day of
-, in the year 18%, personally ap peared before the undersigned authority within and for
said county and acknowledged the foregoing power of attorney to be his act and deed; and I certify that I am acquainted with the said and know him to be the same person who is described in said power, and who executed the same.
[Officer's Signature.) (Here must follow the certificate of the clerk, under seal, as i
Pensions in States heretofore in Insurrection By an Act approved February 4, 1862, the names of all persons living in the States dcciared in insurrection were dropped from the pension rolls. Persons heretofore receiving pensions in those States, who still claim the benefits of the pension laws, must make application for restoration to the rolls, with the requisite evidence in accordance with the following forms and instructions :
Form of application for restoration to the pension rolls by
persons whose names have been dropped under 1.he act
February four, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. STATE OF
} County of On this day A. D. one thousand eight hundred and
-, personally appeared before ine, (judge, clerk, or deputy clerk,, of the court in said State and county, the sam: being a court of record, A, B. aged years, a resi lent of
in the State of who, being dnly sworn accor ling to law, declares that he (or shes is the identical A. B. - - who was a pensioner on the roll of the agency at and whose pension certificate is herewith returned ; that he or she) has resided since the first day of January, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-one, as follows: (here name the place or places at which the applicant has resided;] that during this period, bis (or her] means of subsistence have been [hcre name the employment or other means by which a livelihood has been gained;] and that he has not borne arms against the Government of the United States, or (or she has not in any manner encouraged the rebels, or manifested a sympathy with their cause; and that he or she) was last paid his (or her) pension on the døy of —, A. 1)., 18,
This application is made for the purpose of securi-ig a restora
tion of his for her] name to the pension rolls, and of obtaining a new pension certificate, such as he (or she] may be entitled to under existing laws, reference being made to the evidence heretofore filed in the Pension Office to substantiate his (or her| Original claim.
[Signature of applicant.] Also personally appeared
residents of, (county, city, or town.) persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw sign his sor ber] name for make his mark] to the foregoing declaration; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with him, (or ber, that he (or she) is the identical person he (or she) represents himsel1 (or herself to be; and they further swear that they have no in terest in the prosecution of this claim.
[Signatures of witnesses. Sworn to and subscribed before me, this
day of A. D. 113–; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
If the declarant, or any witness, signs by mark, the officer must certify that the contents of the paper were made known to the affiant before signing.
In every case the declaration or affidavit must either he signed by the affiant's own band or else by mark (A). Signing by another hand, when the party is unable to write, is wholly inadmissible.
The allegations made in the applicant's declaration must ve sustained by the testimony of two credible and disinterested witnesses, to be certified as such by the officer before whom to testimony is taken.
The applicant must also take and subscribe the oath prescribed in the recent amnesty proclamation of the President of the United States, filing such oath with the application for a new pension certificate, in the following terms: I,
do solemnly swear (or affirm) in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union
of the States then under; that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclainations which have made during the existing rebellion with reference to the eman cipation of slaves : So help me God.
If the applicant be an invalid pensioner, he must be examined by an army surgeon, cr by a surgeon duly appointed by this office, as to the continuance of his disability. If a widow, sh must prove, by two credible witnesses, her continued widowhood If the guardian of a minor child, newly appointed, he must fil evidence of his appointment as such.
Commutation to loyal owners of slaves who enlisted in the
armies of the United States. Approved July twenty-seven, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. Be it enacted by the Senate ind House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of any money in the treasury, known as the “commutation fund," as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the payment to loyal persons claiming service or labor from col ored volunteers or drafted men, the amounts heretofore or here after to be awarded them under the provisions of section twentyfourth of the act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled · An act for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes,'” approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred aud sixty-four, for each person so claimed to be held to service or labor who has enlisted or been drafted into the military service of the United States; but such payment shall in no case be maria to any person except upon satisfactory proof that the claimant has firmly and faithfully maintained his or her adherence and allegiance to the Government of the United States by defending its cause against the government of the so-called Confederate States of America in all suitable and practicable ways, and recording to his or her ability and opportunity; Provided, That no money shall be paid under the foregoing provision until the ginal report of the commissioners uuder the act aforesaid shall have been made on all the claims embraced in the twenty-tourth section of said act.
[By the terms of section twenty-four, act approved February twenty-four, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, it is provided that the Secretary of War shall appoint a commission in cach of the slave States represented in Congress, charged to award to each loyal person to whom a colored volunteer may owe service a just compensation, no: cxucuding three hurred dollars. Claims
arising under this law are to be submitted to the War Depart ment.]
Equalization Bounty Bill. Approved July twenty-eight, eighteen bundred and sixty six. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That each and every soldier who enlisted in the arıny of the United States after he nineteenth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, foi
period of not less than three years, and having served the term of his enlistment, has been honorably discharged, and who has received, or who is entitled to receive, from the United States, under existing laws, a bounty of one hundred dollars, and no more; and any such soldier enlisted for pot less than three years, who has been honorably discharged on account of wounds received in the line of duty, and the widow, minor children, or parents in the order named, of any such soldier who died in the service of the United States, or of disease or wounds contracted while in the service, and in the line of duty, shall be paid the additional bounty of one bundred dollars hereby authorized.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That to each and every soldier who enlisted into the army of the United States after the nineteenth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, for a period of not less than two years, and who is not included in the foregoing section, and has been honorably discharged after serving two years, and who has received or is entitled to receive from the United States, under existing laws, a bounty of one hundred dollars, and no more, shall be paid an additional bounty of fifty dollars; and, any such soldier enlisted for not less than two years, who has been honorably discharged on account of wounds received in the line of duty, and the widow, ininor chil dren, or parents in the order named, of any such sollier who died in the service of the United States, or of disease or wouuds contracted while in the service, and in the line of cluty, shall be paid the additional bounty of fifty dollars hereby authorized.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That any soldier who slial] nave bartered, sold, assigned, transferred, loaned, exchangerl, or given away his final discharge papers, or any interest in the bounty provided by this or any other act of Congress, shall not be entitled to receive any additional bounty whatever; and when application is made by any soldier for said bounty, he sha be required, under the pains and penalties of perjury, to make onth or afirmation nf his identity, and that he has not so hartered, sold, assigr.ed, transferred, exchanged, loaned, or given away either his discharge papers or any interest in any bounty a4 afire wid. And no claim for such bounty shall be entertaine l by the