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day of .18--, by reason of and that there is an additional bounty of $ due him under the act of Congress approved July 28 1866. And he does further declare that he has not bai tered sold, assigned, transferred, loaned, exchanged or given away hi final discharge papers, or any interest in the bounty provided by this or any other act of Congress; that he has not already received or is entitled to receive any other or greater bounty than $100, and that the statement of service above given is a correct and true statement of any and all service rendered by him during the rebellion, and that he has never served otherwise than as stated, and he desires all communications concerning this claim to be sent to him at county of —, and State of

[Signature of Claimant.] [Two Witnesses who write must Sign here.t]

Also personally appeared before me and of the county of

and State of personally known to me, who. being duly sworn according to law, declare that they have been fer years acquainted with the above-named applicant, who was a in company

of the regiment of and know him to be the identical person named in the foregoing declaration, and that they have no interest whatever in thie application.

[Signatures of Witnesses.] Sworn to and subscribed before me, this

day of 186

[Official Signature.) I certify that -, before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavit were made, is a -, duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is his signature.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal, this day of

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[Signature of the Clerk.) • Where there was more than one enlistment, ill the following with facis: if DG more than one, let the second statement remaia blank.

+ If the witnesses and claimant, or either of thein, make their mark. let two per bonis who can write their names attest the signatures. The officer adininistering the oath cannot be one of He attesting parties.

When application is made by heirs of deceased soldiers for the additic ral bounty, they should so state the fact in the appli

cation, and, if possible, give the number of the certificatc issued in any previons settlement make by the Second Auditor. By the conditions of the rules and regulations prescribed by the War Department, parents are to apply jointly.

Applicatior for Army Bounty on account of transfer from

Army to Navy. To enable this office to adjudicate a claim for bounty for men originally enlisted in the army and subsequently transferred to the navy, as provided by act approved February 24, 1864, it is requisite that the blanks for answers to the following inquiries be clearly and legibly filled up, and the appended deposition properly executed before any officer duly authorized by law to administer oaths, whose official character as such must be verified by the certificate and seal of a court of record.

If the applicant be now in the navy or marine corps, and at Ben, this required deposition may be sworn to before the comman,ling officer of his vessel.

1st. When and where did you enlist in the army, and for whai term ?

Ansicer.

2d. Was this your first enlistment; and if not, state the company and regiment to which you originally belonged ?

Answer.

3d. Were you present with your company on every muster day: if not, state distinctly where you were and on what duty ?

Answer.

4th. When and where were you transferred from the army to the navy or marine corps (as the case may be), and to what regiment and company of the army did you belong when so transferred, and what was the name and rank of your commanding officer ?

Answer.

5th. What amount of bounty was paid you after your enlist ment into the army, and by whom paid ?

Answer.

6th. Was that sum the whole amount paid you for such enlist ment?

Answer.

7th. On bɔard what vessel, or to what naval station, were you first gent when thus transferred ?

Answer.

8th. Were you indebted to the army for over drawn clothing, advances, fines, or in any other account, when you were trans

ferred to the navy; if so, to what amonnt, and on what account?

A28uer.

9th. Names of all the vessels of the navy on board of which you have, since your transfer to the navy, consecutively served. and the names of their respective commanders and paymasters?

Answer.

10th. Have you been paid any bounty since serving in the Davy; if so, when and where, and by whom was it paid?

Answer. 11th. Are you entitled to any prize money for captures made y the vessel or vessels to which you were attached since your transfer to the navy; if so, state the name or names of the capturing vessels, and also of the captured vessels ?

Answer.

12th. Have you received any prize money on account of such captures; if so, how much, for what captures, when, and by whom paid ?

Answer.

13th. Are you still in the navy or marine corps; if not, when and where were you discharged; or bow did you leave the naval service, if you were not regularly discharged therefrom?

Answer. STATE OF County of On this

-, 18—, personally appeared before me and duly made oath that he is the identical person who applied to the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury for the unpaid bounty claimed by him on account of his enlistment into the army of the United States, and that the answers to each and every of the foregoing inquiries in relation thereto, which have beon read and carefully explained to hina beforehand, are truc.

[Signature of Claimant.[ Also personally appeared before me and of the county of and State of who, being duly sworn according to law, declare that they have been for years acquainted with

the above-named applicant, who was a — in company

of the regiment of volunteers, and know him to be the identical person named in the foregoing declara tion; and that they have no interest whatever in this application.

[Signature of Witnesses.] Sworn to and subscribed before me, this

day of 18-

[Official Signature.! I certify that befc re whom the foregoing donlaration and affidavit were made, is a -, duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is his signature.

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Note.-In all cases where a mark is substituted for the written signaturo, twi disinterested witnesses are required.

Discharges, buth from the army and navy (L the claimant be not still in the latter service), should always be sent with this paper, after its execution, to the Fourts Auditor's Ofica

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING CLAIMS FOR

BOUNTY MONEY. The following instructions and forms are extracted from a cir cular of the Second Auditor of the Treasury, relating to claims for pay and bounty :

OF BOUNTY.—The act, approved July 11, 1862, provides “that said bounty shall be paid to the following persons, and in the order following, and to no other person, to wit: First, to the widow of such deceased soldier, if there be one. Second, if there be no widow, then to the children of such deceased sol. dier, share and share alike. Third, if such soldier left neither widow, nor child, nor children, then, and in that case, such bounty shall be paid to the following persons, provided they be residents of the United States, to wit: First, to his father, or it he shall not be living, or has abandoned the support of his family, then to the mother of such soldier ; and if there be no father nor mother, as aforesaid, then such bounty shall be paid to the brothers and sisters of the deceased soldier, resident as aforesaid.”

By the same act, the bounty of one hundred dollars to widows, etc., of volunteers, is also given to the widows, ctc., of those per sons who have enlisted in the regular forces since the first day of July, 1861, or shall enlist in the regular forces during 1862, to be paid to the heirs named in this act. Widowo of commissioned officers, and of soldiers dying after being discharged, are not entitled to bounty, nor are the widows of doreased threo months volunteers.

DISLOYALTY.-In section four of "an act to grant pensions,'' approved July 24, 1862, it is provided, “ that no moneys shali be paid to the widow, or children, or any heirs of any deceased soldier, on account of bounty, back pay, or pension, who have in any way been engaged in, or who have aided or abetted the existing rebeliion in the United States; but the right of such disloyal widow, or children, heir or heirs, of such soldier, shall be vested ir the loya' heir or beirs of the deceased, if any there be."

Information in regard to such cases will receive the attention of the accounting officers.

APPLICATION.—The claimant or claimants must make a written application, under oath, and over his, her, or their own signature, stating his, her, or their name, age, residence, connection to tho deceased, with the letter or name of the Captain of the company, and regiment to which he belonged; time of his death and the nature of the pay claim-whether “arrears of pay,” etc.; and the “$100 bounty,” under act of July 22, 1861.

An application by the guardian should give the name and age of the ward or wards, and should be accompanied by letters of guardianship, or an authenticated copy thereof. In the application of a mother claiming bounty, her husband being alive, the facts upon which the claim is made should be clearly stated and proved. If the soldier died unmarried, leaving no child, it must be stated by the applicant, and also by the disinterested wit

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PROOF.—To satisfy the accounting officers that the person or persons thus claiming is or are entitled to the money in the character lie, she or they, may claim, the depositions of two credible witnesses will be required, stating that they are acquainted with the claimant or claimants, the connection held to the deceased, and that they (the deponents) are disinterested. Proof of marriage (record evidence if possible) must always accompany the applications of those claiming to be widows. If the soldier died unmarried it must be so stated by the applicant and also by the disinterested witnesses.

AUTHENTICATION.— The application and depositions, above required, to be subscribed and sworn to before a judge, commissioner, notary public, or Justice of the Peace, duly authorized to edminister oaths, accompanied by a certificate and seal of a

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