Morrison's Pensions

Mynard, Lemuel, Revolutionary War Pension file # S43060
Donated by Dorothy Willis

Document 1:

A piece of paper folded.  On the right side a printed form filled in as follows:

From Connecticut to New York
Lemuel Mynard of Montville in the state of Connecticut Who was a Musician in the regiment commanded by Colonel Chas Webb of the Connecticut line, for the term of One year.

Inscribed on the Roll of Connecticut at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence on the 24 of March 1818.

Certificate of Pension issued the 27 of March 181(paper crumbled) and Sent to Jere G. Brainard of New London Connecticut.

Arrears to 4th of March 1819              91.09
Semi-anl. All’ce ending 4 Sep 1819 _48._______
{Revolutionary claim Act 18th March, 1818}

On the left side handwritten notes as follows:
Order to pay 10 Nov 1837
Paid at the Treasury under the act of April 6th 1838 from 4th Sept 1841 to 13th Oct 1841.
Agent notified Sept 1st 1841.

Notice Sent to Henry Miller Esq. 30 June 1821 Bath Steuben County New York.

Document 2:

Form with “MADISONIAN OFFICE” printed in the upper left corner. 

Treasury Department, Second Comptroller’s Office
August 15, 1842

            Under the Act of the 6th of April 1838, entitled “An Act directing the transfer of money remaining unclaimed by certain Pensioners, and authorizing the payment of the same at the Treasury of the United States,” The children of Lemuel Mynard, deceased, late a Pensioner of the Roll of the Albany, NY Agency, at the rate of Eight Dollars and --- cents per annum month under the law of the 18th March, 1818 Has been paid at this Department, from the 4th of Sept. 1841 to the 13th Oct 1841.

Respectfully yours,
Albion K. Parris, Comptroller

To the Commissioner of Pensions, Present


Document 3:

Handwritten 1-page document having a pen-and-ink drawing of something that resembles a small tepee in the upper left corner

State of Connecticut
New London

Be it remembered that at said New London in the State of Connecticut on this 24th day of March AD 1818 before me Jeremiah G. Brainard a Judge of the Superiour Court of said State of Connecticut personally came & appeared Lemuel Mynard of Montville in said State of Connecticut and being duly and solemnly sworn according to law & the usage of said State on such a solemn oath declared and said that at New London in the Month of May or June 1775 he enlisted as a musician into a company commanded by Captain James Chapman in a regiment raised by the Colony of Connecticut for seven months commanded by Colonel Samuel H. Parsons – went to Roxbury – served in the Regiment the seven months and was discharged – that he then enlisted into a company commanded by Captain Nathan Hale in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Charles Webb a regiment raised on the continental establishment for the term of one year.  That he served in said regiment as a musician for said term of one year which ended on the first January 1777 and that at the request of General Washington he with others volunteered and remained in service two or three months – That he is and always has been a Resident Citizen of the United States – That he is poor and needs the assistance of his Country for Support.
Lemuel Mynard
Sworn before me
The Day and Date aforesaid
Jeremiah Brainerd, Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut

Witness that S’it (Note: Could it be an abbreviation for “Certificate”?) of military service issued on Day Month and Year aforesaid
Jeremiah Brainerd, judge of said court

Note: In regard to Nathan Hale, I find that on July 5, 1775 Nathan Hale accepted a commission as first lieutenant in the 7th Connecticut Regiment under Colonel Charles Webb of Stamford. . . . When Washington reorganized the army, Nathan received a captain’s commission in the new 19th Connecticut Regiment and – to his credit – several men asked to be placed under his command. In the spring of 1776, the army moved to Manhattan to prevent the British from taking New York City. Nathan spent six months at Bayard’s Mount building fortifications and preparing for the inevitable battle. When the British invaded Long Island in August, 1776, Hale had still not seen combat and his regiment also missed fighting in the Battle of Long Island.

Document 4:

Handwritten 2- page document

State of New York
Cattaraugus County

            On this eighth day of November in 1820 personally appeared in open court being a court of record for the said county of Cattaraugus, Lemuel Mynard aged Seventy two years resident in the town of Perrysburgh in the County of Cattaraugus who first being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare, That he served in the revolutionary war as follows.  “That I enlisted at Boston in the state of Massachusetts under Captain Nathan Hale in the regiment commanded by Col Charles Webb which to the best of my belief was the nineteenth regiment.  That I continued to serve in the said company and regiment from the time of my said enlistment until my discharge from the same, being the space of one year, as by my original declaration bearing date on the twenty fourth day of March one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, on file in the office of the secretary of war of the united states will more fully and at large appear that I have obtained a pension certificate under the act of Congress of the 18th of March 1818, granting pensions in certain cases, which certificate bears date the 27th day of March one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and is numbered (8646).  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 whatsoever disposed of any of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish my property 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 on the 18th day of March 1818 – and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securitied contracts or debts due to me.
            Nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereunto annexed and by me subscribed.
Schedule ~~

            I have no real estate of any kind or nature whatsoever –

Personal Estate

            One cow worth two dollars, one brass kettle worth four dollars, one dish Kittle worth 25 cents and Tea Kittle worth fifty cents.  One pot for cooking in worth twenty fifty cents half a set of Knives & forks worth twenty-five cents three spoons worth twenty five cents – Not sufficient bedding and wearing apparel to make myself and wife Comfortable – and my circumstances such from infirmity of body, etc. as to actually stand in need of public and private charity – My Occupation is that of a farmer but owing to bodily Infirmity am not able to support myself and wife by labor –
            My family consists of myself and my wife Susanna Mynard who enjoys a tolerable state of health for one of her age but owing to that is not able to do but little labors –

Lemuel Mynard

Sworn to subscribed and declared in open court this 8th day of November AD 1820 before me
            E. Lockwood, Clerk of the Court of Com. Pleas for Cattaraugus County

Descendants of Lemuel Mynard

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