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Pension Application for Andrew Lee

Powles Hook.  Sept 13th AD.  Number 5
My Dear—
            Brother Saml was here yesterday, he came down to help home Christopher Attwater, but he died before he got  home, leaving a widow (Lydia Price lets, who refd to live with Saml)—Brother informs me that Mamma & [?] are much as they have been for a long time—Lee is better but yet very weakly—Dinah is dead, Friends in general as well as usual, particularly Doct Dana McHubbard & their ladies &c—Brother is now gone about 12 miles up the North River to help home Caleb Hough who is sick—the Dysentery is nearly gone from among us—the putrid fever is what makes me sick with the camps—there is a continual cannonading from the [?] to N. York & also to Hell-Gate but very little damage is done by it—we look every day for a general attack, when it will come God only knows—I hear the Malitia have among you are marching this way if so I may likely soon have the pleasure to be some of them, tho I do not expect they will come further than Kingsbridge, which is upwards of 18 miles from this place—
            I know not when this will reach you as I send by a soldier, who on account of infirmity is dismissed & going to Windham. 
            In [?] from my Dear, your ever------ Andrew Lee
State of Connecticut
County of New London SS.
            On this 21st day of August A.D. 1832, personally appeared before me Rec’d Andrew Lee, of Lisbon, in said County aged eighty-seven years, who, being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision, made by the Act of congress, passed June 7th A.D. 1832—That he enlisted as Chaplain, in the army of the United States, about the first of September, Anno Domini 1776.
            & Served, as such, in the battalion commanded By Col. John Durkee.
            He further declares that he was, at the time of his entrance into the army a regularly settled clergyman in said Lisbon & has continued to ever since.  That he was engaged in the battle of Trenton.
            He thereby relinquishes every claim whatever, to any pension or annuity, except the present & he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.
            Sworn to & Subscribed on the day & year aforesaid.

            I John Hyde Judge of the court of Probate for the District of Norwich in the State of Connecticut hereby certify that the Rev. Andrew Lee D.D. of the Parish of Hanover in the town of Lisbon in said District who by reason of bodily infirmity could not attend the court at the Probate office in Norwich therefore at the dwelling house of the said Andrew Lee in said Lisbon on this 21st day of August 1832, he the said Andrew Lee personally appeared before me and signed & made solemn oath to the foregoing declaration.
            And I the said John Hyde Judge as aforesaid do hereby declare my opinion, after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier & served as he states.  John Hyde Judge of the court of Probate.

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