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Pension Application for Lawrence Schoolcraft

[Much of the copy can’t be read, it is too light.]
Mrs. [?] Stoner
151 Toledo St.
Adrian, Michigan
            I advise you that in the papers of the Revolutionary War claim R.9267, it is alleged that Lawrence Schoolcraft enlisted in Schoharie County, New York and served as a private with the New York troops as follows:
            From April 23, 1778, to November 15, 1778, in a company commanded by Lieutenant Jacob Snyder; his brother, Peter Schoolcraft, served in said company with him.
            From about June 1, 1779, to August 15, 1779 in Lieutenants Peter Snyder’s and Martenas Vrooman’s Companies.
            From early in the spring of 1780, until about December 1, 1780, in Captain Christian Struback’s Company in Colonel Peter Vroman’s NY Regiment: his brothers, Jacob, Peter and John, served as privates with him and his father, Lawrence Schoolcraft, served as adjutant in said Regiment.
            It was stated that Lawrence Schoofcraft, the private, served until the close of the Revolution in 1782.
            His father, Lawrence Schoolcarft, became adjutant in Colonel Peter Vroman’s New York Regiment a few days after the capture of Burgoyne and served as such until the close of the Revolution.
            Lawrence Schoolcraft applied for pension February 22, 1851, at which time he was eighty-six years of age and was living in Knox, Albany County, New York.  He claim was not allowed as he failed to furnish proof of service as required by the pension law.
            A careful search of the Revolutionary War records of this bureau fails to show what a claim for pension or bounty land was made on account of the service of the above mentioned Lawrence Schoolcraft who served as adjutant.
            There are not data on file relative to the wives of the above mentioned soldiers, by the name of Lawrence Schoolcraft.
            Respectfully, Winfield Scott, Commissioner

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