Morrison's Pensions

Pension Application for David Austin

Private in the company commanded by Captain Swartout of the regiment commanded by Colonel Gansevoort.  1776—3 years.
District of Pennsylvania
County of Tioga SS.
            On this seventeenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four, personally appeared in open court being a court of Common Pleas in and for the said County being a court of record proceeding according to the course of Common Laws a Jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount David Austin aged seventy years or there abouts resident in the Sullivan township in the said district and county who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War for three years, that he inlisted for three years on the 25th day of November in the year of our Lord      776 in Duchess County in the State of New York in the company commanded by Captain Abraham Swartout of the Regiment commanded by Colonel Peter Gansevoort in the line of the State of New York on the Continental Establishment that he continued to serve in the said Corps in the service of the United States until the twenty fifty day of November AD 1779 and that on the 21st day of April 1818 he made a declaration before Ira Kelbum, Esq, a Judge of this court and afterward on the 10th day of December AD 1819 he made another Declaration before Samuel W. Morris Esquire likewise a Judge of said Court.  And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the eighteenth day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled and act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities contracts of debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed.  (Signed) David Austin.

Schedule of Property
            One iron pot cracked $1 dollar, one tea kettle 88 cents, on spider 68 cents one dish kettle 1.40 one fine shovel 75 cents one trammel 1 dollar one grasp [?] 57 cents one peck [?] 88 cents one hoe 25 cents one hammer and trowel $1.12 cents and tub 44 one [blot] 25 cents two [?] shears 1.25 cents one shoe hammer & punches 44 cents four [?] $1.12 one Bolle 12 cents one tin pail 12 cents four spoons 12 cts four knives & four forks 50 cents four plates 18 cents two basins 31 cents common table 88 cents three old chairs $1.00 one chest 25 cents one meal cask 75 cents one hand saw 50 cents three baskets ----cents one old half bushel 25 cents one cow bell 1 dollar amounting to eighteen dollars 24 cents.  (Signed) David Austin
            Sworn to and subscribed this 17th day of February AD 1824 before me in open court.

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