Morrison's Pensions

Pension Application for Nathaniel DuBois

S. 45441
State of New York
Dutchess County
            At a Court of Common Pleas held at the Court House in the Village of Poughkeepsie in and for the County of Dutchess in the State of New York on Monday the twenty sixth day of June one thousand eight hundred and twenty.—Present the Honl James Smott first Judge, Daniel Ter Planck, Abraham D. VanWyck, Thomas Sweet, Esquires Judges.
            Dutchess County SS.  Be it remembered that on the 26th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty personally appeared in the Court of Common Pleas in open court being a Court of “Record for the County of Dutchess in the State of New York Nathaniel Dubois aged eighty one years resident of the town of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess and State of New York who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows.
            In the year 1776 at Poughkeepsie he enlisted in a company commanded by Captain Henry Dubois for the term of three years that he served in the said company and Regiment the full term of his said enlistment when he was discharged by his captain at Poughkeepsie being home at the time on furlough for a few weeks the deponent from his age cannot recollect with certainty the year in which he first enlisted, but believes it was the year before the taking of Fort Montgomery in New York by the enemy.  And that his original declaration is dated the seventh day of July one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and that his pension certificate is No. 7981.
            And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th 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 “An 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 one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities [?[ or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed to wit. 
            Real estate & have none.
            Personal estate wearing apparel & bedding excepted as follows.
            Two pots, teakettle, 3 chairs, Table, Tea pot, 6 tear cups & saucers, Milk and sugar cups, dishes & 3 Plates.  A few more articles of house furniture of very little value.
            The deponent further saith that his family amounts of himself and his wife aged seventy one years, that for two years before receiving his pension he was supported as a pauper by the town of Fishkill in Dutchess County but since receiving his said pension he supported himself & his wife therefrom.  (Signed with his mark)  Nathaniel Dubois.
            Sworn and subscribed in open court this 26th day of June 1820.  W. Henry Blakey, Depy Clerk.

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