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Pension Application for Henry Plugh (Plough)

State of New York
Schoharie County SS
            One this first day of October 1838, personally appeared in open court, before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, of said County, now sitting Henry Plough, a resident of the town and county of Schoharie, and State aforesaid, in the Seventy fourth year of his age who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to procure an enlargement of his pension obtained under the act of June 7th 1832.  That he now draws a pension of twenty three dollars and thirty three cents per annum.  That in making out his original declaration there was an error committed, if [sic] it he therein stated that his first enlistment, for nine months, was in the year 1782, for it was in the same year that Cornwallis surrendered.—He enlisted the first time for nine months in the County of Ulster in the State of New York the latter part of April or first of May 1781, in Captain Dubois’ company in Col. Weisenfelts regiment, that he served as much as six months or more in said company and regiment, and enlisted for three years in Capt. Conners company in Col. Willett’s regiment, sometime in November of that year, according to the best of his recollection.  That they remained in the County of Ulster aforesaid, after he enlisted for three years, till early in the spring of 1782, when they marched from there to Albany and joined the regiment and from there they marched to Schenectady from there to Fort Plain, and stayed there, he thinks, as much as two months, and from there marched to Fort Herkimer, stayed there a considerable length of time, but cannot say how long, went from there to Fort Stanwix, kept garrison there for a time, and then returned to Fort Herkimer, but the length of time they stayed there he doesn’t recollect.  From there they went to Fort Plain and stayed there a while and then marched from there to Schenectady, late in the fall or forepart of winter, and lay in the Barracks there, till he was discharged there the latter part of January 1783, and got home, he thinks about the first part of February 1783.  That from the time he inlisted in Capt. Dubois’ company, as aforesaid, till he was discharged at Schenectady was as much as one year eight months and twenty five days, he was about three days in returning home.  (Signed with his mark)  Henry Plugh
            Subscribed and sworn the first day of October 1838.  [?] M. Holton, Clerk of Schoharie 

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