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Invalid Application for Richard Allison

City of New York SS
            Richard Allison of Bethleham in Orange County, Farmer being duly sworn maketh Oath that during the late War to wit some Time in May in the Year 1778 he inlisted as a private Soldier in Captain Israel Smith’s Company in the 4th New York Regiment in the Service of the United States Commanded by Col. Henry B. Livingston for nine months that on the twenty-eighth Day of June in the year one thousand seven hundred & seventy eight in the Battle of Monmouth while in the Company Regiment & Service aforesaid he was taken prisoner & when taken received four Wounds from the Enemy by a Cutlass one of which on the hand the other on his Neck which is much weakened by Reason of the Sinews being Cut, one other on the Right Shoulder & one on his Right Arm that he remained in Captivity about six Weeks that he was then exchanged & put into the Hospital.  That by Reason of these several Wounds he is rendered in a great Measure incapable of obtaining his Livelihood by Labor, that on the Seventeenth Day of May last he was twenty nine Years of Age & that he now actually resides in Bethleham aforesaid.  Richard Allison
            Sworn this fourth day of Septr. 1789 Before me.  Richard Varick, Recorder
From: New York in The Revolution Volume II, pg 32. 1898, Roberts & Mather 1901

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