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702 THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 207. 1855. received, one hundred and sixty acres to each such person having served as aforesaid: Provided, The person so having been in service shall not Mmmm_ &°_ receive said land warrant if it shall appear by the muster—roIls of his excepted. regiment or corps that he deserted, 0I‘ Was d1Sh0I1QFably•d1scharged from m¥*§;§;*;Qjrf‘“ service: Peovidedfurther, That the benefits of this section shall be held included. to extend to wagon-masters and teamsters who may have been employed, under direction of competent authority in time of war in the transportation of militar stores and su lies. ymvisiou for Sec. 2. And be it furthefgnacted, That in case of the death of any Tggws and person who, if living, would be entitled to a certificate or warrant ag °* r°°' aforesaid under this act, leaving 0. widow, or, if no widow, a minor child or children, such widow, or, if no widow, such minor child or children, shall be entitled to receive a. certificate or warrant for the same quantity of land that such deceased person would be entitled to receive under the provisions of this act, if now living: Provided, That a subsequent marriage shall not impair the right of any such widow to such warrant if she be a widow at the time of making her application: Andprovided, further, That those shall be considered minors who are so at the time this act shall take eifeet. Fguybggn days Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in no case shall any such ¤¢¤‘Vi¤¢S 1‘¢<1¤l¤‘¤d, certificate or warrant be issued for any service less than fourteen days, mxinym in except where the person shall actually have been engaged in battle, and ababhle. unless the party claiming such gertifrnalte og warrant shall establish his or her right thereto b record evi ence 0 said service. Wmam, &,,_ Snr?. 4. And beyit further enacted, That said certificates or warrants made assigneble. may be assigned, transferred, and located by the warrantees, their assign- Whew wu- ees, or their heirs-at-law, according to the provisions of existing laws

3 milf b° 1°· regulating the assignment, transfer, and location of bounty-lend warrants.

° Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That no warrant issued under the provisions of this act shall be located on any public lands, except sucl1 as shall at the time be subject to sale at either the minimum or lower graduated rices. p,_y°g,,g;m,s Sno}? 6. And be it further enacted, That the registers and receivers of and r¤coivcrs,for the several land-offices shall be severally authorized to charge, and gjgffgxfud receive for their services, in locating all warrants under the provisions of this act, the same compensation or percentage to which they are entitled by law, for sales of the public lands, for cash, at the rate of one gollx andtwenty-Hyleleients per agre; the paid compensation to be paid e assi nees or 0 ers o suc warran s. . ;,,di,,,,,;,,,,;ud_ YSec. 7. and be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act, ed. and all the bountydand laws heretofore passed by Congress, shall be t - extended to Indians, in the same manner, and to the same extent, as if the said Indians had been white men. Rgvglutign Sec. 8. And 6e it further enacted, That the officers and soldiers of ' ¤°W¤1*¤i¤<>l¤g;§ the revolutionary war, or their widows or minor children, shall be entitled to the benelits of this act. Axsovoluntum Seo. 9. And be it further enacted, That the benefits of this act shall {f,nP}Q,°,'}Q)’Q,‘},Q@¤ be applied to and embrace those who served as volunteers at the invasion , •mdgNl¤kojoek. ° of Plattsburg, in September, eighteen hundred and fourteen; also at the battle of Kings Mountain, in the revolutionary war, and the battle of _ , . Nickojoek, against the oonfederated savages of the South. _ K ] *·° CMP Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act .shall eipply to the chaplains who served with the army, in the several wars 0 the countr . ~ Alw W ,¤¤¤ Sec. 11. And bg it further enacted, That the provisions of this act be _ °‘]§B1_ applied to those who served as volunteers at the attack on Lewistown, in ` 1 Delixware, thy the British iieet, in the war of eighteen hundred and twe ve—— fi teen. Approved, March 3, 1855.