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Pension Application for John Saxon

State of Indiana
Blackford County
            On this 21st day of March Ad 1855 personally appeared before me Ira Casterline a justice of the peace within and for the county and state aforesaid, duly authorized to administer oaths, John Saxon aged ninety six years, a resident of Blackford County in the State of Indiana who being by me duly sworn upon oath says and declares that he is the identical John Saxon who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Richard Sackett of Volunteers under Lieutenant [???] of ___ Regiment of Volunteers commanded by Colonel Scammel in the war of Great Brittain declared in AD 1776, that said John Saxon enlisted at Crom Pond New York on or about 1st day of May AD 1781 for the term of eight months and I continued in actual service in said war for the term of eight months and was honorably discharged at Stephen Town New York on or about the 1st day of January AD 1782, as will appear by the Muster Rolls of said company.  He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which he may be entitled under the act granting additional Bounty Land to certain officers & soliders who have been engaged in the military service of the United States approved March 5th 1855.  [Can’t read a sentence.]  (Signed) John Saxon.
            Sworn to & subscribed before me the day & year above written & I hereby certify that I believe the said John Saxon who signed & executed the above declaration & is now [?] to be the identical man who served as aforesaid & that he is the age of above described or stated & that I have no interest in said claim.  (Signed) Ira Casterline, JP

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