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February 11, 1847, Act passed in Twenty-ninth U.S. Congress, Session II, to raise for a limited time an additional military force during the war with Mexico and for other Purposes; Certificates of Warrant for 160 acres.
An act passed on February 11, 1847, by the Twenty-ninth U.S. Congress, Session II, which authorized the military of the United States under the direction of the President to raise and organize additional military forces during the war with Mexico. Further provided for the issuance of certificate or warrant from the war department for the quantity of one hundred and sixty acres to public lands. Option to receive a treasury script for $100 in lieu of certificate or warrant.
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"1847, February 11 - 09 Stat. 123, Sec. 9, Act to raise for Limited Time Additional Military, Certificates of Warrant 160 Acres" (2016). US Government Legislation and Statutes. 3.