TWENTY‑SEVENTH Congress, Session I, chapter 132, Vol. 5.
An Act making an appropriation to supply a deficiency in 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 the sum of eighty‑four thousand nine hundred and fifty‑one dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply any deficiency which may exist in the navy pension fund for the payment of the semi‑annual navy pensions which will be due on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty‑two.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the act entitled "An act to provide for the more equitable administration of the navy pension fund," approved March third, eighteen hundred and thirty‑seven, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty‑two; and all pensions to officers and seamen in the naval service shall be regulated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 so much of an act entitled "An act directing the transfer of money remaining unclaimed by certain pensioners, and authorizing the payment of the same at the Treasury of the United States," approved April sixth, eighteen hundred and thirty‑eight, as requires pensions that may have remained unclaimed in the hands of pension agents for eight months to be returned to the Treasury, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and that the time within which such pensions shall be returned to the Treasury, be, and the same is hereby, extended to fourteen months, subject to all the other restrictions and provisions contained in the said act.
Approved, August 23, 1842.