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For Parents of Soldiers
who served in the War with Spain
Act April 18, 1900

Statutes of the United States
DISLOYALTY CONDONED IN CERTAIN CASES. ACT AUGUST 1, 1892 (27 STAT. L., 340). That the act entitled "An
act amending the pension law so as to remove the disability of those who, having participated in the rebellion, have
since its termination enlisted in the Army of the United States, and become disabled," approved, March third,
eighteen hundred and seventy-seven,1 be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

"That the law prohibiting the payment of any money on account of pensions to any person, or to the widow, children,
or heirs of any deceased person who, in any manner, engaged in or aided or abetted the late rebellion against the
authority of the United States, shall not be construed to apply to such persons as afterward voluntarily enlisted in
either the Navy or Army of the United States, and who, while in such service, incurred disability from a wound or
injury received or disease contracted in the line of duty."

ACT APRIL 18, 1900 (31 STAT. L., 136).

That section forty-seven hundred and sixteen of the Revised Statutes be, and the same is hereby, repealed, so far
as the same may be applicable to the claims to pension of dependent parents of soldiers, sailors, and marines who
served in the Army or Navy of the United States during the war with Spain.
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