William Patterson an applicant for a pension proved in court a statement of the services performed by him during the Revolutionary War in order to obtain the provisions of several acts of Congress relating to persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States during the Revolutionary War which statement being sworn to in open court in due form of law is ordered to be entered of record copied and certified to the Secretary of War and is in the words and figures following (to wit)|
On the 10th day of January 1825 personally appeared in open court (it being a court of record by law and having the power to fine and imprison) William Patterson a resident in said county aged seventy five years who being first duely sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the acts of the 18th of March 1818 the 1st of May 1820 and the 1st of March 1823 that he the said William Patterson enlisted for the sum of two years in March 1775 in the County Augusta and the State of Virginia in the company commanded by Capt John Hays in the Regiment commanded by Col George Matthews in the line of the State of Virginia on continental establishment and called the ninth Virginia Regiment that he continued to serve in the corps until the Battle of Germantown when and where he was taken prisoner until the time of enlistment expired when he was discharged at Elizbethtown Point in the state of New Jersey by an officer whose name is not recollected that when he was taken prisoner at the Battle of Germantown the British marched him to Philadelphia there he was kept nine months then sent to the city of New York and there remained about one month and then sent with about seven hundred man to Elizbethtown Point in New Jersey and there discharged as before stated that he was in the Battle of Brandywine and several other skirmishes before the Battle of Germantown that he served more than one year before he was taken prisoner that he served more than two years on the continental line and in the service of the United States that shortly after his enlistment he was promoted to the rank of sergeant that he was under his Capt Col and in the same regiment he enlisted when he was take prisoner. And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or any other manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress initiated an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United in the revolutionary war passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any other person for me entrust any property on securities contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained the schedule hereto entered and by me subscribed
1 old horse $10.00
5 head cattle $22.00
13 head of hogs $12.35
I have a wife and three children and am a farmer by occupation from infirmity and past labour.
We the undersigned housekeepers for the County of Knox have valued the property of William Patterson and find his schedule to be correct amounting in the sum of $44.35 sworn to in open court.
William Patterson makes oath that he is indebted as follows Wm Gale for $34.50 Jack Chick $12.00 Joseph Mills $9.00 Thomas Gregory $5.00 and William Williams $6.00 and that there is due him about $9.00 We do certify that William Patterson is a creditable witness given under our hands as Justices of said county this 10th day of January 1825.
Also appeared in open court Christopher Horn a creditable witness and made oath that he enlisted in service to on Augusta County Virginia with William Patterson who now applies for a pension in Capt John Hays ninth Virginia Regiment commanded by Col George Matthews and well knows that he served as stated in his declaration and that they lived neighbors for many years in said county.
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