Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States; Advising the President and Heads of Departments in Relation to Their Official Duties Volume 3

Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States; Advising the President and Heads of Departments in Relation to Their Official Duties Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... military peace establishment of the United States? It was decided by my immediate predecessor, in an opinion given on the 16th of March, 1836, that the fifteenth section of the act referred to was still in force. Adopting that opinion (which accords with my own) as correct, the only inquiry is, Does it embrace paymasters? The language is, " That if any commissioned oflicer in the military peace establishment of the United. States shall, while in the service of the United States, die by reason of any wound received in actual service of the United States, and leave a widow," doc. _ Paymasters are nominated by the President, and confirmed by the Senate, and then commissioned by the President. They are then commissioned oflicers; they belong to the military branch of the public service, and are at all times subject to the orders of the War Department. It therefore seems to me that they are clearly within the terms and meaning of the fifteenth section of the act of the 16th of March, 1832; and, Arrears of Pensions--To whom to be Paid. of course, my opinion is, that the widow and children are entitled to the benefit of the provisions of said section. I am, sir, &c., dLc., FELIX GRUNDY. To the Sacnmanv or-Wan. ARREARS OF PENSl0NS--TO VVHOM TO BE PAID. Arrears of a pension due a navy pensioner at the time of his death must be over to his legal representatives. It does not revert to the navy pension fund. Arroauay Gananarfs OFFICE, ' ' _ March 23, 1839. Sm: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 9th ultimo, in which you state that Hamlet Moore, a navy pensioner, died on the 19th of October, I833; that, under the act of Congress of the 3d of March, 1837, for the more equitable administration of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879384
  • 9781236879387