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Pension Application for Hanyost Snell

Herkimer County
State of New York
            Hanyost Snell came before me one of the Justices for the said County in the State of New York and made oath  that he is the identical Hanyost Snell to whom the original certificate was given of which the annexed is a copy and that he has resided in this vicinity ever since his birth.  (Signed) Hanyost Snell
            Sworn and Subscribed Before me this 1st day of April 1826.  Jacob Wim JP

            Hans Jost Snell, Private Co. Capt. Cogh [Capt. Rudolph Koch?] NY Regt. US Army.  Inscribed on the roll of the New York Agency at $2 incrase to $3.20 by act 24th April 1816.

            We the Subscribers, Abraham Ten Broeck and Peter Gansevoort Junr.
            Do dertify that upon an examination in pursuance of the law, entitled, “An Act making provision for Officers, Soldiers and seamen who have been disabled in the service of the United States” Passed the 22nd of April 1786.  We do find that Hanyost Snell residing in the State of new York aged twenty seven years, late a private in Capt. Cogh’s company in the Regiment of militia commanded by Jacob Klock and claiming Relief under the act of Congress, recited in the said law, as an Invalid in fact; and that he became disabled in the service of the United States, in consequence of two wounds the one through the side the other the foot in October 1781.
            And do further certify that upon the principles of the said Act of Cognress, the said Hanyost Snell is entitled to the pay of two dollars per month.
            Given under our Hand in the City of Albany, on the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six.  (Signed) Abm. Ten Broeck, Peter Gansevoort Junr.

Little Falls Herk, Co. NY
Sept. 14, 1852
J.L. Edwards Esqr.
            Sir—Paul Nelson says he enlisted in last of 1776 or first of year of 1777 under Capt. Durling in Col. Humphries Regt  in Dutchess Co.  State of New York for 9 mo.  Afterwards enlisted in Capt. Schenck Co., Jno. Landon Lieut. In Col Griffins regt, stationed at Kingsbridge New York
            Joseph Newman in the 4th Regt of Continental troops in the State of Massachusetts at Cambridge near Boston says he enlisted & this in 1776 or 7 under Capt. Alvord, alias Olverd alias Oliver—Col. is forgotten that commanded the Reg.
             Are these men either of them on the rolls of enlistments – Altho the toils of the few remaining soldier of the Revolution are abundant apology for any trouble they occasion any who are now called upon to cheer their remaining days I avoid sending to you when I can get along without that being [?]
            HansJost Snell, late of Manheim this County State was on the 18th day of Sept. 1786 inscribed on the pension list roll of the New York Agency & one application his name was again on the 1oth May 1824 continued on this roll & pension increased by the then Secy of War to begin 24 Apl, 1816—This pension has not been drawn or paid since 4 March 1831 and is now wished to be drawn for at the United States Br. Bks at Utica this State which is convenient & near by.  Can this be done?
            Very Respectfully your  Obedt Servt George H. Futin

            Letter of inquiry dated May 17, 1933
            Reference is made to your letter regarding the record of Joseph Snell, Claim 28607, cited by you in your former letter as claim,28807.  The record of Hanyost Snell is given below as found in the papers on file in the above noted pension claim, based upon his services in the Revolutionary War.  He signed Hanyost, and there is not translation of his name as Joseph.
            Hanyost Snell lived from the time of his birth in the neighborhood of Manheim, Herkimer County, New York.  The date of his birth and names of his parents are not shown.
            Her served as private in Captain Gogh’s company, Colonel Jacob Klock’s New York regiment and, in October 1781, while in the service, received two wounds, one through his side, the other in his foot; the details of the engagement in which he was wounded are not shown, nor the length of his service.
            He was allowed pension on account of disability resulting from the above noted wounds from September 15, 1786.  He was then twenty-seven years of age.
            The soldier died July 28, 1832 in Manheim, Herkimer County, New York.  There are no data relative to his family in the papers on file in this claim.
            In the record of John Snell, S. 10021, furnished you April 25, 1933, you will note “no reference is made to wife or children in the papers in this claim”, hence no names are shown.

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