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Pension Application for John Salsbury

Enlisted August 1777 in the company commanded by John Copp in the First New York.  He served until June 1783 when he was honorably discharged at Snake Hill near New Windsor in New York State.   Served in  Capt. Charles Parson’s Company, Col. Van Schaick’s Regiment, New York Line. 
United States of America
State of New York
City and County of Albany.  To Wit:
            In conformity with the provisions of the Act of the Congress of the United States of America, passed March 18th 1818, entitled “An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War”, the following Declaration, in writing is made under oath, by John Salsbury of the Town of Bethlehem, in the County of Albany, in the State of New York, before the Honorable Samuel Haring Esquire, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for the County of Albany in the said state, which Court is a Court of Record of the County and State, in which the said John Salsbury doth reside, that is to say:
            I John Salsbury of the Town of Bethlehem in the County of Albany in the State of New York on this Second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear and declares, that I served against the common enemy in the Army, in the War of the Revolution, until the end thereof, and that I am a resident citizen of the United States, to wit, in the town, County and State aforesaid; and that by reason of my reduced circumstances in life, I am in need of assistance from my country for support.—I do further swear and declare, that I served in the said Revolutionary War, in the capacity of, and being a private soldier that I belonged to the army, to wit, I belonged to Charles Parsons Company Col. Van Schaick’s Regiment and New York Line—that I entered the said service in them month of March the day is unknown—in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven and left it the eighth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three in the manner following to wit: I left ti by reason of the conclusion of the war, that I received one document concerning the same service and discharge, which as been causally lost or destroyed, and that there is no other evidence in my power to my knowledge, concerning the matters deposed by me than William Talbert who has made a deposition accompanying this declaration.
            And I further declares that in pursuance of the requisitions of the aforesaid Act of Congress, I do hereby freely and absolutely, and to all intents and purposes, relinquish all claims to any Pension under any of the Laws of the United States, except the Pension contemplated to be allowed me under the act of Congress aforesaid mentioned, and under which this Declaration is made. 
            In witness of the truth of this Declaration, I have subscribed the same in presence of the said Judge, and have solemnly deposed to the truth thereof, on the day therein before, for that purpose, specified. (Signed with his mark)  John Salsbury
            Sworn before me this second day of April 1818.  Saml Haring Judge of Albany Com. Pleas.

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