TWENTY‑SIXTH Congress, Session II, Chapter 8, Vol. 5.
An Act to provide for the payment of navy pensions.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted in the Senate and House of Representatives of the united States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one hundred and thirty‑nine thousand six hndred and sixty‑six dollars and six cents is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of pensions and half‑pay chargeable on the navy pension fund: provided, that all widows or children of all naval officers, seamen, or marines, now deceased, and entitled to receive or make proof of their pensions under the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty‑seven, shall receive the same until the close of the next session of Congress; but no widows or children of any naval officer, seaman, or marine, who may hereafter die, shall be entitled to any pension by virtue only of any provision of said act.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no officer, seaman, or marine, entitled to a pension from the navy pension fund, who receives pay from the public treasury, shall receive more from the said fund than is sufficient to make the whole amount received from both the above named sources equal to the pay fixed by law for the grade to which the officer, seaman, or marine may belong, as an officer in the service in which he may be engaged during the year, so that no officer shall receive pay at the same time, both as a pensioner and an officer in service.
Approved, April 16, 1841.