Colonel, 5,000 acres; Lt. Co. 4,500 acres; Major 4,000
acres; Captain 3,000 acres; Subaltern 2,000 acres; non-com. officers
who enlisted in the war and served to the end thereof, 400 acres.
Every soldier and sailor under like conditions 200
acres. Every officer of the Navy, the same quantity of land as
an officer in the Army, of equal rank.
Where any officer, soldier or sailor has died in service,
his heirs or legal representative shall be entitled to the same
quantity of land as would have been due to such officer, soldier
or sailor, had he been living.
The first warrants were issued about 1784 at which
time the soldiers who applied for land bounty were living.