Pension Application for Abraham Dingham or Dingman
District of New York SS.
On this thirty first day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, before me the subscriber one of the judges of the Court of common Pleas for the county of Schenectady in the State of New York personally appeared Abraham Dingman aged sixty five years resident in the city of Schenectady in said county, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late Act of Congress entitled “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and Naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war”. That he the said Abraham Dingman enlisted one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven, (1) in the state of New York in the company commanded by Captain Robert McKean, of the First New York Regiment commanded by Colonel Goose VanSchaick, and in the service of the United States of America, that he continued to serve in said corps in the capacity of a common soldier for the United States until the twentieth day of July one thousand seven hundred and eighty three when he was honorably discharged from the service in the city of Albany and State of New York, that he was in the Battle of Monmouth (2) and that he is in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support and that he has no other evidence now in his power of said services except his discharge which is herewith transmitted. (Signed with his mark) Abraham Dingman
Sworn before me the day and year is herein mentioned. John Yates.
By Goose VanSchaick, Esq.
Colonel of the first New York Regiment in the service of the United States of America.
These are to certify that the bearer here of Abraham Dingmen private in the said Regiment having faithfully served the United States six years and being inlisted for the War only, is herby discharged from the American Army. Given at Albany July 20th 1783.
(Signed) G. VanSchaick, Coll.
End Notes—Abraham Dingman S43503
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