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Pension Application for John Henry

R.4891
State of New York
County of Schenectady SS.
            On this thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, personally appeared in open court, before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said County now sitting, John Henry a resident of the town of Glenville in said County aged Sixty eight years and upwards, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
            He was born in the then township now City of Schenectady in said State on the 24th day of January 1764.  He has no record of his age except that contained in his family Bible.
            When he was called into the service of the United States in the army of the revolution, he was living in said township.
            And since the revolutionary war he has lived in the town of Amsterdam in the now County of Montgomery in staid state & in the town of Glenville &  resided where he now resides.
            He entered the service of the United States under the following named officers & served as herein stated.  [rest is not legible except James H. Graham. . . can’t read several paragraphs] In the year 1779 when he was aged 15 years of age as [?] guard at Schenectady  [can’t read] pickets [can’t read several paragraphs] engaged & served in the whole for a term not less than two years.  [can’t read] engaged in several expeditions to Fort Schuyler [can’t read] arsenal from Schenectady four or five days & [?] Johnstown when Major Ross & Walter Butler made an incursion on the Mohawk settlements & also in Warrensbush was burned.
            In this last expedition he was absent more than two weeks.  He cannot [?] remember the names of the officers who had the command in these several expeditions.

State of New York
County of Schenectady SS.
            On the [?] April [?] said personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in said County now sitting Nicholas G. Veeder—a resident of the town of Glenville in the County aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say that he was in the time of the revolutionary war and is now well acquainted with John Henry who has subscribed and sworn to the preceding declaration that this deponent has seen said John Henry perform military duty in Colonel Abraham Wemple’s Regiment of militia as set forth in said declaration has seen him at Ballston when General Gordon was taken prisoner there in the year 1780, and further has seen said John Henry frequently engaged during said war in mounting guard at Schenectady as in said declaration is set forth.  (Signed) Nicholas G. Veeder.
            Subscribed & sworn in open court this 17th day of October 1832.  John S. Vrooman Clerk

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