Morrison's Pensions


Pension Application for Gottleb (Gotlib) Snyder

W.15.361
State of New York
Montgomery County SS
            Godlib Snyder being duly sworn saith that he is a resident of the Town of Minden in the State and County aforesaid and a Citizen of the United States.  That he never has received any Pension from the United States but that he claims a Pension under the act of Congress entitled an act to provide certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War.   And this deponent further saith that he enlisted as a private soldier in Captain Austin’s Company, in Colonel Gansevoorts Regiment in the New York Line in the service of the United States in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight, that he served in said company and Regiment about one year, that he this deponent was there detached as a Captain of Artificers and assisted in repairing the public works on Lake George, that afterwards the company which he belonged to was commanded by Captain Sutis, of the regiment aforesaid.  And marched with his company in the Western Expedition Commanded by General Sullivan against the Indians;--That he served as a soldier in the Regiment aforesaid about two years and was discharged by General Clinton, that about eleven years ago the house of this deponent was destroyed by fire, and his said discharge was then lost or burned therein that he was in several skirmishes with the Indians during that expedition  that he is now in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support.  Gottlib Snyder [doesn’t say it is signed with his mark but the handwriting matches that of the rest of the declaration.]
            Sworn to and Subscribed this 11th day of February the [rest is cut off]

State of New York
Montgomery County SS
            Adam Price of the Town of Minden in County and State aforesaid being duly sworn saith that he this deponent was a soldier in the army of the United States in the Revolutionary War in a company commanded by Captain Austin, in Colonel Gansevoorts Regiment, General Clintons Brigade, New York Line, that Godlib Snyder the present applicant for a pension and whose affidavit is herewith annexed, [word enlisted is crossed out] in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight about the month of July enlisted in the same company and regiment to which he this deponent then belonged to wit; Captain Austin’s Company Colonel Gansevoorts Regiment, that they served together in the said company and regiment as companions for about the space of one year when the said Godlib Snyder was detached as an artificer, that afterwards on the said Godlib Snyder rejoining the regiment that the company to which they belonged was commanded by Captain Sutes, that the said Godlib Snyder and this deponent served together and were companions in the same company and regiment in the campaign under General Sullivan against the western Indians, that he this deponent was well acquainted with the said Godlib Snyder before the Revolutionary War and has known him ever since, and that he has always isteemed [esteemed] him to be a man of truth and veracity; and that deponent further saith, that he has no interest whatever in the result of said Snyders application for a pension and further this deponent saith not. 
            Sworn to 11th Feb. 1824 in open court.
(Signed with his mark) Adam Price

State of New York
Montgomery County SS
            John Leper, being duly sworn says that he was a soldier in the Army of the Revolution, that he enlisted in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Wessenfells in the New York Line of the United States Army in the year 1777 and served during the War until discharged at Newburgh in the year 1783 that he was well acquainted with Godlib Snyder the present applicant for a pension before the said war and has known him and lived a neighbor to him ever since, that he the said deponent knew the said Godlib Snyder was a Soldier in the Army of the United States, Commanded by General Clinton on the Western expedition against the Indians in the said Revolutionary War but does not recollect to which of the regiment of the said New York Line he the said Godlib belonged, but saw him with the men of Colonel Gansevoorts Regiment that he the said Godlib Snyder was a soldier with him and a companion in the same Brigade New York Line from the spring of the year 1779 throughout that campaign until the army returned to Morristown in the State of Jersey and went into huts in the month of January following and further this deponent does not recollect.
(Signed with his mark)  John Leper
            Sworn on before Court 11th Feb 1824.

            Montgomery County State of New York SS on this ninth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty five personally appeared in open court being a court of record for the county aforesaid in the State aforesaid.  Gotlib Snyder aged eighty three a resident in the said County of Montgomery who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the privision made by the Acts of Congress of the Eighteenth of March 1818, and the first of May 1820.  That he the said Gotlib Snyderenlisted for the term of during the war in the Spring of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight in the State of New York in the company commanded by Captain Austin in the regiment commanded by Colonel Gansvoort in the line of the State of New York in the New York Continental establishment.  That he continued to service in the said corps until about one year thereafter, that he this deponent was then detached as a captain of Artificers and assisted in repairing the public works on Lake George.  That afterwards the company he belonged to was commanded by Capt. Sites of the regiment aforesaid and that he continued to service in the said crops until about two years when in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty he was discharged from the said service in the State of New Jersey.  That he was in the Battles of Stoney Point, Morristown, Sandy Creek and several others.  That he has no other evidence in his power at this time of his said services excepting the affidavits of Adam Price and John Leper made the 11th day of February 1824 in open court and now accompanying this applications as the [part seems to be missing in here] the dwelling house of this deponent was destroyed by fire about twelve years ago and his said discharge was then lost or destroyed therein that he made early application for a pension as will appear from his papers now in the war office at Washington.  And in pursuance of the act of the first of May 1820 I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the Untied States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish & as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and navel service of the United Sates, in the revolutionary war passed on the eighteenth day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other then what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed that I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension except the present that my name is not on the roll of any state except that of the State of New York aforesaid,  Gotlib Snyder [Again it is not listed as being with his mark but the handwriting matches the rest of the document.]
            Real property.  I have none of personal property I have the following viz, 11 sheep 1 axe, 1 draw knife, 1 A dre?, 4 plains 1 hammer.
            Schedule of Personal property owned & possessed by me on the 11th of February 1824 and of the changes therein one cow sold to John Snyder in Sept 1st for necessaries for me such as cloth provisions. [record ends here]


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