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Pension Application for Soloman Schutt

R.9276 (Widow: Annatie or Annatje)  Solomon died Feb. 22, 1840, Annatje died March 13, 1841.
Captain VanVechten, Col. Wynkoop, New York Line.
[Much of this pension is too faded to read.]
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed the 7th June 1832.
State of New York
Ulster County SS.
            On the thirteenth day of September 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 Ulster County being a Court of Record for said County, proceeding according to the course of Common Law, with a Jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount, and keeping a record of their proceedings, having a clerk and a seal of their own, Solomon Schutt a resident of the town of Saugerties in the County of Ulster, aged seventy four & who being first 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 the 7th June 8132.
            That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated, to wit, that on or about the first of April in the year 1776 he volunteered as a private soldier in the militia service of the State of New York in the Revolutionary War, and was in the company commanded by Captain Samuel VanVechten for nine months , entered the said company at Catskill, marched from there to Albany and from there to Fort Ticonderoga, remained there until about the first of January following.  Went from there to White Hall remained there a few days and then returned to Albany and from there was sent wit Col. Wynkoop baggage arrived there about the first of March and was then there discharged, by Col. Wynkoop.  Received a written discharge but has lot it.  Making a service in that company for Eleven months, two more than Enlistment.
            Lt. Col. Van Cortland was one of the field officers and believes that Genl. Schuyler commanded, remembers Capt’s O’Harra, Sanford & Capt. Wendell belonging to and serving in the same Regiment.
            And he further declares that about the first of August in the year 1777, he again volunteered as a private soldier in the said service of the State of New York in Capt. Philip Swart’s Company in Major John Cantine’s Regiment for three months, rendezvoused at Kingston marched from there to Albany and from there to the army at Stillwater under Genl Gates, was there at the time of the Battle with Burgoyne’s Army in General Glover’s Brigade, continued there in said service until the British Army was sent to Boston and then returned to Albany and remained there until about the first of November following and was then, there discharged, but received no written discharge, and that this deponent was attached to Col. Graham’s Regiment at Stillwater.
            And he further declares that about the first day of August in the year 1780 he again volunteered as a private soldier in the said service of the State of New York in Capt. Moses Cantine’s Company in Col. Malcomb’s Regiment for three months.   That said company marched from Kingston Ulster County of Albany, from thence to Fort Plain and from there to Fort Stanwix, then back again to Fort Plain, where they remained until about the first of November following when they were discharged (at Fort Plain) but received no written discharge, remained there until sometime in December following being out of provisions we went to Poughkeepsie and continued there about the first of January following, and was then there discharged by Col. Paulding in person, received no written discharge.
            But he further declares that about the first of April in the year 1781 he again volunteered as a private soldier in the said service of the State of New York, in Capt. Livingston’s Company in Col. Albert Paulding’s Regiment for nine months, entered the said company at Saugerties Ulster County, marched from there to Woodstock’s remained there and along the frontier as a guard against the Tories & Indians, in said County until about the first of January following when he with the said company was discharged received no written discharge.
            He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency in any State.
            Born in Saugerties in Ulster County in the year 1755.
            In his Father’s Prayer Book.
            Living now and has always lived in said Town of Saugerties.
            Always volunteered.
            Does not recollect any that he could mention save those in the body of the above Declaration.
            Received on for the first service given by Colonel Wynkoop but is lost (received no other)  (Signed with his mark)  Solomon Schutt.
            Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court.  A. G. Hardenbergh, John Jansen, Abm A. Deyon, Judges.

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