Morrison's Pensions


Pension Application for William Slutt or Sloat or Sloot

W.19370 (Widow: Susannah)
B.L.Wt.1399-160-55
State of New York
Ulster County SS.
            On this seventeenth day of April one thousand eight hundred & eighteen before me the subscriber one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for the County of Ulster in the State of New York personally appeared William Slutt aged Fifty Six years resident in the town of Shawangunk in said County of Ulster who being by me first duly sworn according to Law doth on his Oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the late Act of Congress Entitled “An Act of provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War”, that he the said William Slutt enlisted at Fort Montgomery in the State of New York in the company commanded by Thomas Lee in the 5th New York Regiment commanded by Col. Dubois in the beginning of the year 1777, that he continued to serve in said regiment in the same crops until the fifth day of February 1780.  When he was discharged from service at “Hut near Morris Town in the State of New Jersey at which time he received the Original Discharge from John Johnston, Captain commandant to this Deposition annexed—that he was in the Battle of Fort Montgomery (where he was taken prisoner & remained such prisoner for about thirteen months) at the taking of Onondaga and with the detachment commanded by General Sullivan sent against the Indians and that he is in reduced circumstances & stands in need of the assistance of his country for Support.  (Signed) William Slutt.
            Sworn & declared before the day & year aforesaid.  James Kain, Judge 
State of New York
Orange County SS.
            On the seventh day of Augt 1838 personally appeared before me the undersigned one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the said county Susannah Sloot but called Slutt or Slote a resident of Montgomery in said County and State aged seventy one years who being duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 entitled “An act granting half pay and pension to certain Widows”  That she is the widow of William Sloot who was a private in the war of the Revolution & a pensioner under the act of Congress passed 18th of March 1818.
            She further declares that she was married to the said William Sloot on the first day of Nov’r in the year seventeen hundred and eighty four.
            That her husband the upon said William Sloot died on the first day of January 1823.  That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to first of January Seventeen Hundred and ninety four viz at the time above stated.  (Signed with her mark)  Susannah Sloot
            Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before me.  H.W. Elliott Judge of Orange Com. Pleas.

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