Pension Application for Edward Savage
State of New York
Washington County SS.
On this 13 day of April 1833 in open court before me, John Willard Surrogate of the said County of Washington personally appeared John Gram after being duely sworn according to law doth depose and say that he has been acquainted with Lieutenant Edward Savage from the commencement of the American Revolution; that he was knowning to his receiving the said appointment of Lieutenant some time in the year 1776 from the Committee of Safety as by him above stated that he lived neighbor to him at the time and knew his performing nine months services as such officer in a company of Rangers commanded by Capt .Joshua Conkey. And that such service was performed in the years 1776 and 1777. (Signed) John Gray.
Sworn in open Court April 13, 1833, being first read over to deponent. John Willard Surrogate.
State of New York
Washington County SS.
On the 13th day of April 1833 in open court before me John Willard Surrogate of the said County personally appeared Edward Savage a resident of Salem in said County aged Eighty Eight years, who being duely 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. That he entered into the service of the United States in the year 1776 as a Lieutenant under the following named officers and served as herein after stated. The he was commissioned as a Lieutenant by the Committee of Safety for the then County of Charlote (now county of Washington) in the State of New York; of which said committee Col. John Williams was Chairman and who signed the said Commission, which committee acted under the authority of the State of New York. That he served in a Company of Rangers commanded by Capt. Joshua Conkey. That the said commission was dated some time in the year 1776. That he served at one time under said commission and in the said Company of Rangers nine months. That during the said nine months he was stationed some part of the time at Crown Point on Lake Champlain and a portion of the time at Skeenesborough now Whitehall in said County of Washington. That during the said nine months he was not attached to any particular Regiment, but was the greatest part of the time on scouting parties in various parts of the Northern Section of the State of New York. That the said nine months service was performed by him as said Lieutenant in the years 1776 and 1777—That he supposed he still had the same commission above alluded to in his possession, but on examination is unable to find the same and therefore believes it to be lost from time and accident.
That he was born in old Rutland in the State of Massachusetts in the year 1745.
That he has a record of his age, which record is in an old family Bible.
That he was living in the town of Newperth (now Salem) in the now County of Washington when called into the service of the United States where he has resided ever since, and where he now lives.
That he entered the service as a volunteer—
That Col. John Williams, Col. Alexander Webster and Ethan Allen were officers in command and were with the troops where he served. That he greatest part of the said nine months service was as above stated performed on scouting parties.
That he received a commission which was as above stated signed by Col. John Williams as chairman of a Committee of Safety and that he has as above stated lost the same.
That he is known by John Gray and the Rev. Doctor Alexander Proudfit who at present resided in his immediate neighborhood and who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as an officer of the Revolution.
That the pay roll of said company for one month countersigned the 5th day of December 1776 and ending on the 3rd day of January 1777 is as it purports to be, the original and true pay roll of said Company for the term of time therein specified. The same being thereunto annexed and marked A and that the receipt hereunto annexed and marked B purporting to be a receipt for £724.3.0 for the payment of the said company or rangers and signed by John Williams as Chairman of said Committee of Safety, is as it purports to be the original and true receipt for so much money received by me as Lieutenant of said Company, and by me paid to the said John Williams for the purposes therein stated.
That from old age and the consequent loss of memory he cannot state more particularly as to his services than as above; but that in the years 1776 and 1777 he did serve the United States in the War of the Revolution as a Lieutenant at least Nine Months and that the services were performed in the Militia of the State of New York.
That he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency in any state. (Signed) Edward Savage.
Sworn in open court April 13, 1833, being first read over to declarant. John Willard, Surrogate
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