FIFTEENTH Congress, Session I, Chapter 65, Volume 3.
An Act in addition to "An act giving
pensions to the orphans and widows of persons slain in the public or private
vessels of the
Sec. 1. Be it enacted in the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in every case where a person has been put on the pension list, or granted a certificate of pension, by virtue of the first section of the act, passed the fourth day of March, in the year eighteen hundred and fourteen, entitled "An act giving pensions to the orphans and widows of persons slain in the public and private vessels of the United States," the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized, at the expiration of the term of five years, for which any pension certificate shall have been granted as aforesaid, to allow the full monthly pension to which the rank of the deceased would have entitled him for the highest rate of disability, and that such pension shall continue to such person for the further term of five years: provided, that such pension shall cease on the death of such widow, child, or children.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any officer, seaman, or marine, shall have died since the eighteenth day of June, in the year eighteen hundred and twelve, in consequence of an accident or casualty, which occurred while in the line of duty on board a private armed vessel, leaving a widow, or if no widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized to place such, widow, child or children, on the pension list, and allow to such widow, child, or children, the same monthly pension as if the deceased had died by reason of wounds received in the line of his duty: Provided, That all moneys paid by virtue of this act shall be paid out of the privateer pension fund and no other.]
Approved, April 16, 1818.