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TWEN'1‘Y-FOURTII CONGRESS. S¤ss.II. C1~1.42,43,44. 1837. 187 STATUTE II. CHAP. XLlI.—- An Act lanat 0 the act entitled An act ranti I - · widows and orphans crglere t/Zig fiabzmds and fathers havfdier/ri? 1,}i;a££;eyr2 ceived in the mililary service of the Ihziled States, and f ar other purposes. (zz) Be it enacted by the Sezmte and House of Representatives of the United Stare; of America in Congress assembled, That the benefits of the third The benefits section of the act entitled "An act granting halfipay to widows and g;‘:‘v‘?,;;‘f;*‘° orphans, where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received froml¤nycwiin the military service of the United States, and for other purposes," dowin conscapproved the Fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, shall ff llird not be withheld from any widow, in consequence of her having married sw, ° I mm ’ after the decease of the husband for whose services she may claim to Act vf Jply 4, be allowed a pension or annuity under said act: Provided, That she 1il,3f);,fl‘· 3°2· was a widow at the time it was passed. · s0` Sec. 2. And be it fzrther enacted, That the widow of any person Widows 6F who continued in the service of the United States until the third day of November, seventeen hundred and eighty-three, and was married service to 3d betbre that day, and while her husband was in such service, shall be N_<>¤€ml>¢r. entitled to the benefits of the third section of the aforesaid act. éé?g;;';‘;["é;'° Al’PRO\’ED, March 3, 1837. &.e.,emir1ed.y’ CHAP. XLHl.——.x2n Act to conlinue the of ce of Commissioner of Pensions. Mi:;;;TEgé7 Be it enacted by the Senate and House <y" Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the office of Commis- Continued to sioner of Pensions shall be, and the same is hereby continued, until the N1 Much, fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty. ww Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a Commissioner of Pen- noommissions shall be appointed by the President of the United States, by and $*°,¤°F *0 be *‘~P· with the advice and consent of the Senate; and that he shall execute, lf}; ?;;;? under the direction of the Secretary of War, such duties in relation to I the various pension laws as may be prescribed by the President. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioner shall His salary, receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars ; and have the &°· privilege of sending and receiving letters and packets by mail free of 3A{’;g1g]“"_?; postage. ’' ' Avrnovmn, March 3, 1837. Snmrn I1'. CHAP. XLIV.—An Act to provide ffor certain harbors, andfcrr the removal of Much 3, 1837, obstructions in and at the mouths of certain rivers, and for alluzr purposes, "`;"*"' during the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. [Obsolete.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following App,-cprjqdom sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any YM ¤§¤¤’Y¤'¤L¤¤ money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for carrying on and °°'t°"' w" ' completing certain works heretofore commenced, to wit: _ _ For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Chicago, Illinois, Chicago huforty thousand dollars; b°r‘ For continuing the construction of a harbor at Michigan City, In- Michigan diana., thirty thousand dollars; CIW- For continuing the construction of a pier or breakwater at the mouth sr. Joseph of the river Saint Joseph, Michigan, fifteen thousand dollars; “""’· For the continuation of the works at the harbor near the mouth of River Raisin. the river Raisin, Michigan, thirty thousand dollars; _ For completing the channel of the Cocheco branch of the Prscataqua Coeheeo river. river, in the State of ·N ew Hampshire, five thousand dollars; (a) See notes to the Resolution of March 3, 1837, granting a pension to Susan Decatur, widow of Stephen Decatur, post, 199.