Pension Application for Peter Sharp
State of New York
Ontario County SS.
Peter Sharpe of the town of Williamson in the County of Ontario and State of New York being duly [Constrained?] and sworn doth on his oath solemnly depose, say, and declare that he is a native citizen of the United States and that he served this county in the revolutionary war against the common enemy, and that the deponent Enlisted in Captain Joseph Harrison Company in the New York Line in the Continental Service for nine months and the aforementioned Regiment was stationed at Fort Stanwix and he the deponent at that time was taken prisoner under the command of Captain Vroman near Canesenga in the State of New York and was taken to Montreal in Canada and imprisoned in the Provo and from thence to the old French Prison in Quebeck and that he was taken on board the English transport at Quebeck and landed at the place called the Kings [hale?] and from thence to the Provo in Bristat and that he remained in Prison until the conclusion of Peace 1783. And that from the time he was take prisoner until his return to Philadelphia was four years and three months and the deponent saith further that he received payment for his nine months service and for the four years and three months of Barrent Rooseboom Paymaster at Albany in the State of New York and that he has never received no discharge for any services and that he is 60 years old and that he is in very [?]gent circumstances and need the assistance of Government for support he therefore prayes that his name may be placed on the Pension List pursuant to an act of Congress passed the 18th March 1818b entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War and further the deponent said not. (Signed) Peter Sharp.
Sworn to and acknowledged this 13th day of April 1818 before me, Stephen Phillips one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Ontario.
State of New York
County of Cayuga SS.
Personally came before me, Daniel Calkins being one of the Justices of the peace in and for said County Lawrance Van Surdam saith that he was well acquainted with Peter Sharp and hath been this forty years or upwards and he understood that s’d Sharp enlisted in to the nine months service in the last Revolutionary War and was taken by the British and carried to England and did not return under four years or upwards and he had no doubt but his information was correct this information was given to him about the year 1781 as near as he can recollect and this deponent no further saith. (Signed with his mark) Lawrance Van Surdam
Sworn to and subscribed before at Aurelius this 24th day of August 1818. Daniel Calkins Just. Peace.
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