FIFTEENTH Congress, Session II, Chapter 60, Vol. 3.
An Act extending the term of half‑pay pensions to the widows and children of certain officers, seamen, and marines, who died in the public service.
Be it enacted in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, That, in all cases where provision has been made by law, for five years' half pay to the widows and children of officers, seamen, and marines, who were killed in battle, or died of wounds received in battle, or who died in the naval service of the United States, during the late war, the said provision shall be continued for the additional term of five years, to commence at the end of the first term of five years, in each case, respectively, making the provision equal to ten years' half pay; which shall be paid in the manner, and out of the fund, heretofore designated by law; and the said pensions shall also cease for the reasons mentioned in the said law.
Approved, March 3, 1819.