I would like to get a last PPV for a widow who received a pension under the act of 1871 for her spouse's service in the War of 1812. The certificate was issued April 1879. I have the full pension file, so don't need that, just the PPV, or equivalent from the Quarterly Abstract of Pensions Paid, or the Selected Accounts of Pension Agents. I have the widow's name, spouse's name, the WC #, Pension Agent Office, the date the certificate was sent to the pension office.
I cannot do this in person, how do i go about ordering it?
It appears that you have good information to find the record. You may email the Washington D.C. National Archives reference team at email@example.com or alternatively order the document/s online here. Please provide the specific names, locations, and dates with your request.
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