Pension Application for Henry Arnot
New Jersey, New York
From Monroe Virginia, private in the company commanded by Captain Weasner of the Regt Commanded by col. Nicholas in the New Jersey Line for 10 mo. From 1776.
At a Court of Quarter Session Continued & held for the County of Monroe at the Court House on Wednesday the 22nd day of August 1832 and in the 57th year of the Commonwealth.
State of Viriginia
Monroe County SS.
On this 22d day of August personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the said County, Henry Arnott a resident of said county and state aforesaid aged seventy one years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make make [sic] the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832, that he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. He enlisted in the next year after the battle of Bunder’s Hill which was July 1776 in the county of Sussex in the State of New Jersey under Capt. John Weasner commanded by Mar’r Logan and Col. Nicholas for a five months tour and was discharged at Peekskill in the State of New York. During said tour he was marched from Sussex to Florida N. York. He joined the company and was marched from there to New Windsor on Hudson River, the troops then took water and went to West Point, and from there to King’s Bridge above New York, after that he was marched to White Plains, from there to Peekskill where he staid until he was discharged. He was in no general engagement but was in a skirmish in a place called Morrissena in New York, near a place called Hell gate. After getting his discharge, he brought it home, and gave it to his father, at which time, he was only fourteen years of age. Afterwards he served one month in the [?] of his father who was drafted in the Militia from the County of Sussex State of New Jersey commanded by Lieut. Erskine at Paramus above New York. During this tour he was not in any battle. Afterwards he served as a substitute for James Elliss of the County of Sussex and State of New Jersey for one month and was commanded by Lieut. Arnett, Col. Sowards and Genl Wends. He was marched from Sussex to New Windsor on the Hudson River, then to Morristown Princeton and Woodberry in Jersey, where he was discharged. During this tour he was not in any battle. In 1782 or 1783 the last year of the war, he substituted; the militia was classed and one of the classes hired him for three months in the County of Orange, State of New York. He served under Capt. Gordan, Maj’r Logan and Col. Wisenfelt, was marched to West Point, Fort Albany, Johnstown, Saratoga, and then to Albany where he was discharged at the time peace was made. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the roll of the agency of any state. And further declares that he was in no battle, or knows of no person that he can prove the facts of his being in the service as he left that country many years ago. (Signed) Henry Arnot
I James Christy a clergyman residing in the County of Monroe and State aforesaid and Samuel Clark of the same palce do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Henry Arnett who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration; that we believe him to be seventy one years of age, that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood in which he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution, and that we concur in that opinion. Sworn & Subscribed the day & year aforesaid. Jas. Christy, Danl Clark.
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion, after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states. And the court further certifies, that it appears to them that James Christy who has signed the preceding certificate is a clergyman resident in the county of Monroe and State of Virginia, and that Samuel Clark who has also signed the same is a resident in the said County & State, and is a creditable person, and that their statement is entitled to credit.
I John Hutchinson Jr. Clerk of the Court of Monroe County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of Henry Arnett for a pension.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of my office at Union this 3d day of September 1832 & in the 57th year of the Commonwealth. Jno. Hutchinson, Jr.
State of Virginia
Monroe County SS.
At a Court held for the County of Monroe at the Court House on Monday the 17th day of December 1832 and in the 57th year of the Commonwealth.
On this 17th day of December 1832, Henry Arnott the declarant who made the foregoing declaration in the said County Court of Monroe on the 22d of August last, again personally appeared in Open Court and being sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following additional declaration. He declares that he served the full term of five months as stated in his said Declaration, afterwards the full term of one month, then one other month and then the term of three months, making in all the full term of ten months which he faithfully served his country in the capacity of a common soldier as stated in his said declaration; he further declares that he heard of peace being made, at Saratoga, and after rejoicing upon that occasion, was marched to Albany where he received a written discharge from the service about the last of November in that year but he does not recollect by whom his discharge was signed. He declares that he was born the 12th of March 1761, as appears from the record in the family Bible which is in his possession, in the State of New York, Orange County. His Father moved, with him, from the state of New York to Sussex County in the State of New Jersey about the year 1772, from New Jersey this declarant moved to the State of Virginia. He has resided in the County of Monroe for more than thirty years, and now resides there. He states that he is well acquainted with hundreds of persons by whom he could prove his veracity some of whom are Colo. John Hutchinson, Colo. Richard Shanklin, Colo. Andrew Beirne a member of the Senate of Virginia, Henry Alexander Esq, a member of the House of Delegates of Virginia, Isaac Caruthers, William Erksine & Majr. William Vass, that he was acquainted with Gen.James Clinton, Col. Nicholas, Majr. Logan, Adjutant Thompson, Capt. Weasner, Lieutenant Dolson & James Gore who belonged to the regular army.
He has forgotten the numbers or names of the Continental or Militia Regiment with which he served. (Signed) Henry Arnott.
Sworn to & subscribed the date above.
I John Hutchinson Jr. Clerk of the Court of Monroe County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of Henry Arnett for a pension, that the interrogatories made in the foregoing additional declaration were made before he signed the same.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of my office at Union this 18th day of December 1832 & in the 57th year of the Commonwealth. Jno. Hutchinson, Jr.
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