Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes § 6227a Siege Of Bexar And Battle Of San Jacinto; Pensions To Survivors And Widows


Sec. 1. There shall be paid, and there is hereby granted, an annual pension of Two Thousand, Four Hundred ($2,400.00) Dollars to every surviving indigent soldier or indigent volunteer who was in the actual military or naval service of Texas at the time of the siege of Bexar in December, 1835, or at the time of the Battle of San Jacinto in April, 1836, and who actually participated in any battle in Texas in 1836, or who was in such actual military service for as much as six (6) weeks between the commencement of the Revolution at Gonzales in 1835 and the 1st day of January, 1837, and to every indigent surviving widow of any such soldier or volunteer so long as such widow may live.

Sec. 2. Each applicant for a pension under this law shall make application in writing for the same to the County Judge of his or her residence stating the name, age and residence of the applicant, and in the case of a widow the name of the soldier or volunteer to whom she was married, and shall state the period of service during which said soldier or volunteer was in actual military service. Such application shall be signed and sworn to by the applicant and forwarded by the County Judge to the Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of Texas, who shall thereon forthwith pay such pension to such applicant in monthly installments so long as he or she shall live; provided only that the Comptroller may investigate and determine the genuineness of said application, and upon being satisfied that same is genuine, he shall proceed as above provided.

Acts 1949, 51st Leg., p. 1094, ch. 557.

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