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Pension Application for John Allison

New York Line, Private
State of New York
Orange County SS.
            On this 15 April 1818 before me the subscriber first Judge of the County of Orange, State of New York, personally appears John Allison—aged 64 years, resident in Monroe in Said County, 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 to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War” that he the said John Allison enlisted in the County of Rockland in the Company commanded by Capt. Amos Hutchins in Col. DuBois’ Regt of the New York Line -- & that he continued or in the service of the United States till the end of the war when he was discharged from service at New Windsor in Orange County, by the commanding officer at that time, whose name I now forget.
            That he was in the battles of Fort Montgomery & York-town -- & that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of assistance from his country for support, & has no other evidence now in his power of his said services.  (Signed) John Allison
            Sworn to and declared before me the day & year aforesaid.  Nathan H. White, First Judge, Court of Common Pleas.

District of New York
Orange County SS.
Certificate No. 1652
            On this twenty ninth day of May 1821, personally appeared in open Court in the Court of Common Pleas, it being a court of record for the said County of Orange John Allison, aged sixty nine years, resident in the said County of Orange, who being duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath declare, that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows:--he enlisted in the year 1775 at Clarks Town in the County of (then) Orange,--and went northward, that is St. John’s in Canada, under Capt. Johnson, in Col. James Clinton’s Regiment—then in the winter of 1776 & 1777, he enlisted at the same place as above mentioned under Capt. Hutchins, in Col. Lewis DuBois’s Regiment in the New York Line, for and during the Revolutionary War; and after DuBois’s Regt was reduced, he was put into Col. Cortlandt’s Regt where he served until 1783, when he was discharged near New Windsor & Newburgh, by his Excellency General Washington—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 in any manner disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it, as to bring myself within the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War”, passed the 18th 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 than what is contained in the following inventory, and by me subscribed viz—that he has one cow, which he bought with his pension money—one bed—three knives & forks—four old chairs which he bottomed with bark—one worn hoe;--That he has a wife about seventy years of age—no other family & no support but what he obtains by labor.  (Signed, but it looks like the same writing as the deposition and it is unlike the signature on the other deposition.)  John Allison
            Sworn to & subscribed on this twenty ninth day of May 1821 in open court.  D. M. Westcott, Clerk, Court of Common Pleas.

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