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This declaration is maue for the purpose of obtaining the an rears of pay, bounty money, extra pay and all other arrearages or sums of money due by reason of the service of the soldier above named; and is hereby constituted attorney to prosecute this claim, and is authorized to receive and receipt for å draft payable to the order of this declarant (or declarants] for whatever sum may be allowed on the same, and to assign and convert the same into current funds. Attest : [Two Witnesses.]

[Signature of Heirs.] Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me the day and year first above written, and on the same day personally appeared and residents of who, being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally acquainted with and who have made and subscribed the foregoing declaration, and know that they are the children and heirs-at-law of — who was d- in Captain ——'s company,

of the regiment of volunteers, and who died for was killed) while in the service of the United States, as stated in said declaration. That the said - - left surviving him no widow, nor child or children, other than the said -- and That their knowledge of their identity as heirs of the soldier named is derived from personal acquaintance. That they reside as above stated, and are disinterested in this claim.

[Witnesses' Signatures]

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Sworn to and subscribed before me, and I certify that I am not interested in this claim, nor concerned in its prosecution; that I believe the affiants to be credible persons, and the declarant to be the person she represents herself to be.

[Magistrate's Signature.) STATE OF County of I, -

clerk of the court in and for the county and State above named, do hereby certify that Esq., before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavits were made, and who bas thereunto signed his name, was at the time of so doing an acting in and for said county, duly comunissioned and swcrn, that all of his official acts, as such, are entitled to full faith and credit, and that his signature thereto is genuine.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand (L. B.) and aff xed the seal of said court, at in said county, this day of - A. D. 18

Clerk,

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Claim of Heirs for Arrears, Bounty Money, etc., of De

ceased Officer and Soldier
STATE OF
County of
On this day of —

18–, before me, a

in and for the county and State above named, personally appeared aged years, a resident of

county of State of -, who, being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are the children and heirs of who was a in company commanded by Captain

in the regiment of volunteers; that the said volunteered at on or about the

day of 18-, for and died (or was killed) at - on or about the

day of 18—, while in said service; that the said left surviving him no widow, nor child or children, other than these claimants.

This declaration is made for the purpose of obtaining the arrears of pay, bounty money, extra pay, and all other arrearages or sums of money due by reason of the services of the soldier, above named ; and is hereby constituted

attorney to prosecute this claim, and is authorized to receive and receipt for a draft payable to the order of this declarant for declarants] for whatever sum may be allowed on the same, and to assign and convert the same into current funds. Attest: (Two Witnesses.]

[Signature of Heirs.]

Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me the day and year first above written, and on the same day personally appeared and -, residents of --, who being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally acquainted with and who have made and subscribed the foregoing declaration, and know that they are the children and heirs-at-law of who was a in Captain —'s company -, of the regiment of

volunteers, and who died [01 was killed) while in the service of the United States, as stated in Baid declaration. That the said left surviving him no widow, nor child or children, other than the suid - and That their knowledge of their identity as heirs of the soldier named, is derived from personal acquaintance. That they reside As above stated, and are disinterested in this claim.

[Witnesses' Signatu* c.]

Sworn to, and suscribed before me, and I certify that I am oot in tercstel in this claim, por concerned in its prosecution ; and

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I believe the affiants to be credible persons, and the declarants the persons they represent themselves to be.

[Cficer's Signature.) Here must follow the certificate of the clerk, as in the preading case.

When there are several heirs, and it will be difficult to havo them unite in a declaration, one of them should take out letters of administration, and make the claim as administrator. Application of Soldier for Arrears of Pay, or for Arrears of

Pay and Bounty.
STATE OF
County of
On this
day of

18-, before me, a --, in and for the county and State above named, and by law duly authorized to administer oaths for general purposes, personally appeared,

aged — years, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is not indebted or accountable to the United States on any account whatever; and he further states that he is the iden tical who was a

in company —, commanded by Captain in the regiment of volunteers, commanded by Colonel ; that he enlisted at in the State of on or about the

day of

18—, for the term of and was honorably discharged at on or about the day of

—, 18-, by reason of the expiration of his term of service, and that he claims there is due him from the United States, for pay and allowances, as follows:

He makes this declaration to obtain the arrears of pay, bounty money, extra pay, and all other arrearages or sums of money due him by reason of the services above named, and he hereby constitutes and appoints his attorney to prosecute this claim, and authorizes him to receive and receipt for a certificate for whatever sum may be allowed on the same, and to attend to and proc'ire the settlement of such business as deponent may have with the United States, in any office or department of the same, and to receive and to receipt for all sums of money that may be found due deponent, upon any account or claim now unsettled. Attest: [T'io Witnesses.

[Signature of Claimant.] Sworn to, and subscribed and acknowledged before me, the day and year first above mentioned, and on the same day perBonally appeared before me

and

residents of to me known as credible witnesses, who, being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally so

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quainted with who has made and subscribed the foregoing declaration, and know that he is the identical person who performed the service thereip named; that their knowledge of his identity is derived from

That they are disinterested in the claim, and reside at the place above named.

Signatures of Witnesses,

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NOTE.—Bounty money can only be claimed at the expiration of two years from the time of enlistment, or at the end of the war.

Sworn to, and subscribed before me; and I certify that I am not interested in the claiin, nor concerned in its prosecution; and I further certify that I know the affiants to be credible witnesses, and that the declarant is the person he represents himself to be.

[Officer's Signature.) Power of Attorney for Drawing Bounty or Pay. Know all men by these presents: That I, -, a

រំ ja company commanded be Captain of the regi. ment of volunteers, commanded by Colonel

do hereby make, constitute, and appoint

of and lawful attorney, for me, and in my name, place and stead, to ask, demand, receive and receipt for any and all bounty, pay, or other money due me from the United States Government, for services in said company. And I do hereby authorize my said attorney, for me, to sign the pay roll of said regiment, and perform any and all other acts necessary to be done in the premises as fülly, to all intents and purposes, as I, myself, if personally present, could do, hereby ratifying all that my said attorney shall or may do in the premises.

In testimony whereof I hereto set my hand and seal, this day of — A. D. 18, Executed in

of

presence (L. S.]

[Witnesses.) STATE OF

88. County of

On this day of — A. D. 18—, before me, a within and for said county, personally came

to me weli known to be the identical person he represents himself to be. and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the foregoing power of attorney for the purposes therein expressed.

And I certify that I have no interest whatsoever in the claim of the said

(Offver's Signature

FORMS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO PAY AND

ALLOWANCES FOR SERVICES IN THE ARMY.

Claims for pay, extra pay, allowances and bounties, for services in the army, during the war of 1812, should be presented to the Third Auditor; for services rendered since that time the Second Auditor; and for services in the navy or marine corps, whether in the war of 1812 or since that time, to the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury. A volunteer or soldier should receive, at the time of his discharge, a regular discharge, and two duplicate pay certificates.

With these papers he can be paid by any paymaster of tho army on their presentation. If the discharged volunteer or 3oldier has failed to obtain such certificates, and the regiment to which he has belonged is disbanded or beyond his reach, or if he has obtained such certificates, and payment has for any reason been refused upon their presentation to a paymaster of the army, he should make a declaration over his signature according to the Form of Application for Arrears of Pay and Bounty, and forward such declaration, together with his pay certificates and discharge (if he has them, if not, their absence must be accounted for in said declaration) to the Second Auditor of the Treasury Department, at Washington. Such claim will be audited by the Department, and the result communicated to claimant or his attorney.

Soldiers not entitled to Pay. The 1,638th section of the United States Army Regulations provides as follows: " In case any individual shall be discharged within three months after entering the service, for a disability which existed at that time, he shall receive neither pay nor allowances, except subsistence and transportation to his home.

Soldiers not Discharged, A volunteer or soldier at home on a furlough, or for any other cause absent from his regiment on pay day, should send power of attorney to some member of his regimen: [captain preferred), authorizing such person to draw his pay.

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