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Invalid Pension for Robert Harris

State of New York
City of New York SS
            Robert Harris of the City of New York in the State of New York Gentlemen being duly sworn maketh Oath That he was a Lieut. in the Continental Sloop of War, the Reprisal in the Service of the United States commanded by Capt. Lambert Weeks Esquire; That while in the Service aforesaid on Board of the Sloop aforesd in an Engagement with the Swallow Packet a British Vessel on the fifth day of February in the year 1777 he lost his Left Arm by the accidental Explosion of one of his own Guns: By Means of which he is rendered incapable of obtaining a Livelihood by Labor; That he is about fifty four Year of Age; That he now actually resides at the City of New York aforesaid; That his pay while a Lieutenant as aforesaid was thirty Dollars per month.  Robert Harris
            Sworn this fourth Day of Augt. 1787 Before me.  Rich. Varick, Recorder

From: New York in The Revolution Volume II, pg 32. 1898, Roberts & Mather 1901

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