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A certification of the pension that is to be received by Thomas M. Bowen for his service during the Civil War.
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Hitchcock, Ethan A., "Pension Certificate of Thomas M. Bowen" (1906). Bowen Collection. 37.
Act of June 27, 1890 No. 1,119,424 Original United States of America Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions It is hereby certified That in conformity with the laws of the United States, Thomas M. Bowen, who was a Colonel, 13th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry is entitled to a pension under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890 at the rate of Twelve dollars per month to commence on the Twenty-ninth day of January one thousand nine hundred and six. Given at the Department of the Interior this First day of March one thousand nine hundred and six and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and Thirteenth Ethan A. Hitchcock Secretary of the Interior Countersigned V. Warner Commissioner of Pensions That section forty-seven hundred and forty five, title fifty-seven of the Revised Statutes of the United States is hereby amended to read as follows: SEC. 4745-Any pledge, mortgage, sale, assignment, or transfer of any right, claim, or interest in any pension which has been, or may hereafter be, granted, shall be void and of no effect, and any person who shall pledge, or receive as a pledge, mortgage, sale, assignment or transfer of any right claim, or interest in any pension or pension certificate which has been, or may hereafter be granted or issued, or who shall hold the same as collateral security for any debt, or promise, or upon any pretext of such security, or promise, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars and the costs of the prosecution; and any person who shall retain the certificate of a pensioner and refuse to surrender the same upon the demand of the Commission of Pensions, or a United States pension agent, or any other person, authorized by the Commissioner of Pensions, or the pensioner, to receive the same shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars and the costs of the prosecution. Approved February 28, 1883. Act of June 27, 1890 No. 1,119,424 Pension Certificate of Thomas M. Bowen Payable Quarterly by the U. S. Pension agent at Topeka Kans. M. F. Sylvester Clerk