TWENTY‑FOURTH Congress, Session II, Chapter 38, Vol. 5.
An Act for the more equitable administration of the navy pension fund.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That if any officer, seaman, or marine have died, or may hereafter die, in the naval service, leaving a widow, and, if no widow, a child or children, such widow, and if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased would have been entitled, under the acts regulating the pay of the navy, in force on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty‑five, to commence from the time of the death of such officer, seaman, or marine; but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow, the half‑pay shall go to the child or children of such deceased officer, seaman, or marine; provided, that the half‑pay granted to the child or children shall cease on their death, or on their attaining the age of twenty‑one years.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pensions which may have been granted, or which may hereafter be granted, to officers, seamen, and marines, in the naval service, disabled by wounds or injuries received while in the line of their duty, shall be considered to commence from the time of their being so disabled, and that the amount of pension to which said officers, seamen, and marines, may be entitled, shall be regulated according to the pay of the navy as it existed on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty‑five.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts, and parts of acts, which may be inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed, so far as they may relate hereto.
Approved, March 3, 1837.