In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania legislature enacts pensions for war widows with children
The Pennsylvania state legislature passed a measure to compensate widows of soldiers killed in the current war in the service either of the United States or Pennsylvania, if they had children. Widows of residents with children under fourteen years old were to receive eight dollars a month till that child turned fourteen. (By John Osborne)
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 771.