A Bill Authorizing the Commutation of Soldiers" Bounty Land

by United States. Congress. House

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SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 42360
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination2 p
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This, he said, would strike off per cent. of the bounty which the bill gave to a special class. Mr. COX's amendment was rejected; 34 yeas, nays. The Senate amendment, as above given, was. The Committee on Claims was one of the original standing committees of the Senate, established by a resolution introduced by James Barbour of Virginia and approved Decem Prior to its approval, bills, petitions, and memorials pertaining to claims were referred to select committees. These early claims records can be found in the records of the 1stth Congresses under various.   Bounty Land is one of my favorite research subjects because it is so rich in history and records. The birth and development of bounty land in America tells a piece of this nation’s migration story, military history, and how the west was settled. A rich story, indeed. Bounty Land is land awarded to soldiers for one of two reasons. Connecticut’s bounty land was given in the Ohio Fire Lands as a means of compensating those whose homes had bee burned in the revolution. Although Congress promised land to soldiers, it didn’t keep its promise very quickly. Anyone who applied was to be given bounty-land warrants in

United States U.S. Military Revolutionary War Pension Records and Bounty Land Warrants '. The first pension law in granted half-pay for life to soldiers disabled in the service and unable to earn a living. The first pension law based on service was passed in , but it was later amended to make eligible only those soldiers unable to earn a living. On May 6, Congress passed Act of Congress 2 Statutes at Large (2 Stat. ), setting aside bounty lands as payment to volunteer soldiers for the War against the British (War of ). The land was set aside in western territories that became part of the present states of Arkansas, Michigan and Illinois.. However, lands in Missouri were later substituted for those in Michigan, due to a.   Bounty land is a grant of free land from a government given to citizens as a reward for service to their country, generally for military-related service. Most bounty-land warrants in the United States were given to veterans or their survivors for wartime military service performed between and . Tracking Revolutionary War Army Pension Payments Winter , Vol. 40, No. 4 | Genealogy Notes By Claire Prechtel-Kluskens Image of a Revolutionary War soldier from a March pension payment voucher. (Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, RG ) Pension files of Revolutionary War veterans and their widows are well known as excellent genealogical and.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the commutation value of rations of sick and disabled soldiers, in the hospitals of the Confederate States, is hereby fixed at one dollar, instead of the commutation now allowed by law, which shall constitute the hospital fund, and be held by the commissary, and be paid over by.   The land bounties were for Massachusetts Soldiers yet the land was located in the most north-eastern county of Maine, namely Washington. The land was not distributed until so many of their heirs received the bounty. An example of one of the land bounty deed Massachusetts Revolutionary War Soldier’s Land Bounty Deed. A seen in Book L, Page 1. bounty land files Veterans of the Mexican War were eligible, upon discharge, to receive a federal bounty land warrent redeemable for acres of land anywhere in the United States. All the veteran had to do was send a request to the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., along with some proof of service, such as a discharge certificate. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants. Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck. After the Revolutionary War, the federal government awarded bounty lands to citizens and soldiers for services rendered. In its simplest form, this involved the exchange of free land for military service. Federal records of these Revolutionary War bounty.

A Bill Authorizing the Commutation of Soldiers" Bounty Land by United States. Congress. House Download PDF EPUB FB2

Amendment proposed to the Bill Authorizing the Commutation of Soldiers' Bounty Lands Published: () Proposed amendments to the Bill Authorizing the Commutation of Soldiers' Bounty Lands after the enacting clause, strike out the residue of the bill and insert as follows.

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Resolutions, Laws, and Ordinances, Relating to the Pay, Half Pay, Commutation of Half Pay, Bounty Lands, and Other Promises Made by Congress to the Officers and Soldiers of the Revolution: To the Settlement of the Accounts Between the United States and the Several States; and to Funding the.

Congress authorized bounty-land warrants for military service in the Revolutionary War under acts of, and Surviving Revolutionary War veterans also qualified under the final bounty-land act of Many bounty-land claims for Revolutionary War service have been combined with other Revolutionary War pension Size: 95KB.

"[Reproduces] bound volumes containing two series of military bounty land warrants issued between and to veterans of the War ofand four volumes of index to the warrants"--Introd Records of the Bureau of Land Management. Record Group 49 reel 1.

Indexes, ; Vols. (), warrant numbers -- reel 2. Original data: U.S. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants Used in the U.S. Military District of Ohio and Relating Papers (Acts of, and ), ; Microfilm Publication M, 16 rolls; ARC ID: Records of the Bureau of Land Management, Record Group 49; National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Bounty and Donation Land Grants of Texas. For service between and from records of the Texas General Land Office as published in BOUNTY AND DONATION LAND GRANTS OF TEXASThomas Lloyd Miller, University of Texas Press, Austin, [book example and notes]. allowed amend an act appropriation bill Army authorize benefit bill granting bill H.

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Finding & Using Military Bounty Land Records. by Sunny McClellan Morton | During the colonial era and early years of the United States, cash-poor governments often lured men into military service with the promise of a chunk of frontier property.

A Bill Authorizing the Commutation of Soldiers' Bounty Lands Published: () Report of the Select Committee on Revolutionary Claims Published: () A Bill Giving Further Time to Complete the Surveys and Obtain the Patents for Lands Located under Virginia Resolution. Christine Rose's Military Bounty Land,is the most detailed and authoritative treatment of the subject available today.

The work is exemplary of its genre. Bounty land was public domain land that the United States government granted to more thanveterans of war-time military service between andor to the veteran s /5(13).

Amendment Proposed To the Bill ''Authorizing the commutation of soldiers' bounty lands.'' (H.R. 1) A Bill Entitled an Act to incorporate the Columbian Institute, for the promotion of Arts and Sciences.

(H.R. 68) A Bill In addition to the ''Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States,'' and to repeal the acts therein. Full text of "War of Military Bounty Land Warrants Pamphlet" See other formats NATIONAL ARCHIVES MICROFILM PUBLICATIONS PAMPHLET DESCRIBING M War of Military Bounty Land Warrants NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS SERVICE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON: GERALD R.

FORD President of the. Proposed amendments to the Bill Authorizing the Commutation of Soldiers' Bounty Lands after the enacting clause, strike out the residue of the bill and insert as follows.

Published: (). Read twice and committed to a committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next. A Bill Authorizing the Commutation of Soldiers' Bounty Land. (H.R. 46) Read twice and committed to a committee of the whole House, to-morrow.

A Bill Confirming certain lands in the county of Arkansas, in the Missouri Territory, to the heirs of Elisha Winter, deceased. A manual of pensions, bounty, and pay containing the laws, forms and regulations relating to pensions, bounty land, bounty money, pay, claims for horses and other property destroyed, etc., etc.

; with the opinions of the attorneys-general, and the official regulations and decisions pertaining to these subjects / by: Raff, George W. Appears in books from Page - America in Congress assembled, That the first proviso of the fourth section of the act entitled "An act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States," approved September twenty-eighth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

After the Revolutionary War, the federal government awarded bounty lands to citizens and soldiers for services rendered. In its simplest form, this involved the exchange of free land for military service.

Federal records of these Revolutionary War bounty land awards are well known and readily accessible to. War of Military Bounty Land Warrants, [edit | edit source] Bounty Land was issued to non-commissioned officers and soldiers who served for at least 5 years.

The first act issuing land was passed on the 24th of December In the United States Senate on Saturday, Mr. MORGAN introduced a bill authorizing the giving of bounties to honorably discharged soldiers, who have already served two years, the same as are now.

Pension Acts. An Overview of Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Legislation. and the Southern Campaigns Pension Transcription Project. By Will Graves (revised Ma )Beginning as early atthe Continental Congress recognized the benefit of extending pension and bounty land benefits to the men who fought for America’s independence from Great Britain.

With overbounty-land applications, this index covers the years of service spanning the War ofthe Indian Wars, and the Mexican War. Soldiers, or their heirs, were allowed to submit an application with affidavits, commissions, discharges, or written declarations as proof of service between and The index typically includes information about the soldier&#;s rank.

Bounty Land Warrants [edit | edit source]. The federal government provided bounty land for those who served in the Revolutionary War, the War ofthe Mexican War, and Indian wars between and It was first offered as an incentive to serve in the military and later as a reward for service.

Collection of individual documents from Georgia’s original land grant system, the headright and bounty system, Bounty lands were awarded for service in the Revolutionary War.

Headright law provided the head of a family with a grant of land. The records were filmed at the Georgia State Archives in Morrow. This collection is being published as images become available. Very rare, original,Civil War Service Broadside titled "Equalization Bounty Bill!" and detailing recently passed legislation authorizing the payment of $ in additional Bounty to be paid to Union Soldiers as well as other increases in payments due to honorably discharged soldiers, wounded soldiers and widows, minor children and parents of soldiers who died while in service.

The commutation money thus paid shall go into the Treasury for the purpose of paying the bounties herein provided every soldier voluntarily and regularly enlisting is to receive a bounty of five.

The Septem act granted Bounty Land to certain classes of persons in the military service of the United States during the War ofthe war with Mexico, or Indian wars; or their widows or minor children entitled to lands in proportion to certain periods of service.

Those entitled to land under this act would receive a certificate from the Department of the Interior for land which. Bounties, Military -- Virginia. See also what's at your library, or elsewhere. Broader terms: Bounties, Military; Bounties, Military -- United States; Virginia; Filed under: Bounties, Military -- Virginia Year book of the society, Sons of the revolution, in the commonwealth of Kentucky,and Catalogue of military land warrants granted by the commonwealth of Virginia to soldiers and.An Index to War of Pension Application Files is available there on microfilm, and has been transcribed in Virgil D.

White’s Index to War of Pension Files (). Another useful index to these federal records is Patrick Wardell’s War of Virginia Bounty Land and Pension Applicants ().As he understood it, the money provided to be paid as commutation was considered as an equivalent for the soldier. Mr. LANE, of Indiana, (Union,) would vote against the bill, as he was against the.