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Pension Application for James Adams

            We the Subscribers Abraham TenBroeck and Peter Gansevoort Junr Do Certify that upon an Examination, in pursuance of the Law, entitled “An Act making Provision for Officers, Soldiers and Seamen, who have been disabled in the Service of the United States:.  Passed the 22d of April, 1786, We do find that James Adams residing in the State of New York—Ages fifty two Years, late a Sarjeant in Capn Bleeckers Compy in the Regiment of Continental Troops Commanded by Coll VanSchaick and Claiming Relief under the Act of Congress, recited in the said Law, as an invalid in Fact; and that he became disabled in the Service of the united States, in Consequence of his Sight Nearly Lost – And Do further Certify, that upon the Principles of the said Act of Congress, the said James Adams is entitled to the Pay of five Dollars per Month.  Abm TenBroeck, Peter Gansevoort
            Given under our Hands, in the City of Albany, on the fourteenth Day September in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight-Six.
            This day appeared before me Robert McClallen Esqr one of the Justices of the Peace of the City and county of Albany and State of New York James Adams and Made Oath, that he was Examined By Genl Abraham Ten Broeck & Genl Peter Gansevoort Esqr Commissioners appointed by said State for that purpose obtained a Certificate Setting forth that he Served as a Serjeant in Capt. Bleeckers Company in the Regiment of Continental Troops Commanded by Colo Goose VanSchoaid & that he was Disabled in the Service of the United States in consequence of his Sight Being Impaired & that he Now lives in the City of Albany & State aforesaid. LJames Adams
            Given under my Hand, Sworn before me.  Robert McClallen.  Albany 20th may 1788.
From: New York in The Revolution Volume II, pg 32. 1898, Roberts & Mather 1901

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