| "Lost" Pensions: Settled Accounts of the Act of
6 April 1838
In 1838 the U.S. Congress directed that money remaining
unclaimed by pensioners be transferred by the agents
for paying pensions to the Treasury, if the money
had remained unclaimed for eight months. Listed
in the book by Craig R. Scott, "'Lost' Pensions:
Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838"
are 16,000 settled accounts for pensioners or their
heirs who were required to obtain their payments
from Washington. Pensioners from the Revolutionary
War, War of 1812, Indian Wars, and the Mexican War
are included. Pension Officers from all over the
United States forwarded their accounts. Since these
records were collected and maintained by the Auditors,
and not the Pension Offices, they have not usually
been included in pension research. "Lost Pensions"
is a finding aid to 144 boxes of accounts located
in the National Archives, Washington, D.C. Mr. Scott's
book is available in genealogical libraries
and for purchase through Heritage Books.
|THE ‘LOST PENSIONS: Settled
Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838
- Craig Roberts Scott 1996, 5½x8½,
paper, index, 374 pp, ISBN: 1888265035 [S0003]
|To order copies of the "Lost"
Pensions after consulting Mr. Scott's book, please contact us.
You will need to have the information as provided in
the book. The current fee is posted on our Fee