Federal Military Pensions in the United States

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Oxford University Press, American Branch, 1918 - Military pensions - 305 pages

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Page 294 - ... the insurance shall be payable to such person or persons within the permitted class of beneficiaries as would under the laws of the state of the residence of the insured be entitled to his personal property in case of intestacy.
Page 287 - brother' and 'sister' include brothers and sisters of the half blood as well as those of the whole blood, stepbrothers and stepsisters, and brothers and sisters through adoption.
Page 126 - Corps, whether regularly mustered or not. disabled by reason of any wound or injury received, or disease contracted, while in the service of the United States and in the line of duty.
Page 43 - ... should be viewed, as it really was, a reasonable compensation offered by congress, at a time when they had nothing else to give to officers of the army, for services then to be performed. It was the only means to prevent a total dereliction of the service. It was a part of their hire. I may be allowed to say, it was the price of their blood and of your independency. It is therefore more than a common debt ; it is a debt of honor ; it can never be considered as a pension, or gratuity, nor cancelled...
Page 289 - B shall be $15 per month. (c) If he is making the compulsory allotment to a member of Class A, the minimum monthly allotment so designated to be made to members of Class B shall be oneseventh of his pay, but not less than $5 per month.
Page 290 - If there be no widow, then for one child, $20. (e) For two children, $30. (f) For three children, $40, with $5 for each additional child up to two. (g) For a widowed mother, $20. The amount payable under this subdivision shall not be greater than a sum which, when added to the total amount payable to the widow and children, does not exceed $75.
Page 191 - The grateful thanks of the American people are due to the Union soldiers and sailors of the late war; and the Republican party stands pledged to suitable pensions for all who were disabled, and for the widows and orphans of those who died in the war.
Page 285 - The ratings shall be based, as far as practicable, upon the average impairments of earning capacity resulting from such injuries in civil occupations...
Page 34 - Supported by a prospect of a permanent independence, the officers would be tied to the service, and would submit to many momentary privations, and to the inconveniences, which the situation of public affairs makes unavoidable.
Page 31 - ... the people, the discontents and distresses of the officers of the army; and I may add, the prevailing security and insensibility to danger, are symptoms, in my eye of a most alarming nature. If the enemy have it in their power to press us hard this campaign I know not what may be the consequence. Our army as it now stands is but little more than the skeleton of an army and I hear of no steps that are taking to give it strength and substance.

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