Revolutionary War Pension application- Black Moses (Sedgwick)

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Moses Black No. 9.170 Out of Court $1275

 

Judkins

 
 

 

I Moses Black am a Bed ridden Invalid by reason of Palsy in my extremities attended with general debility and have been in this situation for eight years last past. I am helpless as an Infant child - and entirely dependent for my subsistence on my Country for whose rights I fought during the Revolution three full years -- his Moses +[mark] Black mark

 

Sedgwick June 26 1820 I certify that the schedule of Moses Blacks property is fairly appraised within at the sum of twelve dollars and seventy five cents according to my best judgment + skill

 

his Nathaniel x[mark] Gray mark

 

Hancock SS June 26 1820 Sworn before me M.I. Judkins Jus. Peace

 
 

� [the following is a pre-printed form with handwritten insertions]

 

STATE OF MAINE Hancock[handwritten] SS At A Circuit Court of Common Pleas for the Third Eastern Circuit, begun and holden at Castine[handwritten] within and for the County of Hancock[handwritten] on the 2nd Thursday[handwritten] being the eleventh[handwritten] day of July[handwritten] and by adjournment [blank] from day to day, on the thirteenth[handwritten] day of July[handwritten] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty, before the Honorable James Campbell[handwritten] Judge of said Court.

 

On this thirteenth[handwritten] day of July[handwritten] in the year 1820, personally appeared [handwritten] in open Court aforesaid Moses I. Judkins the agent of Moses Black and produced exhibit and filed in 1st Court the following Schedule and oath of said Moses Black [pre-printed form with insertions] the same proceeding according to the course of the common law, having jurisdiction unlimited in amount, keeping a record of their proceedings, and having "the power of fine and imprisonment," and being a Court of Record for said Circuit, Moses Black[handwritten] aged sixty nine[handwritten] years, resident in Sedgwick[handwritten] in said Circuit, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows, viz as a Private[handwritten] in the company commanded by Capt Porter[handwritten] + in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Tupper etc[handwritten] in the line of the State of Massachusetts[handwritten] on the Continental Establishment, as is more particularly mentioned and described in his original declaration, made on the sixteenth[handwritten] day of April[handwritten] A.D. 1818, and on which said declaration his Certificate of Pension, numbered 9.170 was granted. 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 disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an 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 securities, contracts, or debts due to me; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed, and by me subscribed; that my occupation and ability to pursue the same, together with the number and other particulars of my family, are in fact and in truth as is particularly described on the back hereof, also subscribed by me. his[handwritten] Moses x[mark] Black[handwritten] mark[handwritten] Witness Moses I. Judkins Elisabeth Black

 

Sworn to and declared on the 12th[handwritten] day of July[handwritten] A.D. 1820 } By the said Moses Black out of court[handwritten] Before Mr. James Campbell[handwritten] } one of the Judges of the said Court

 
 

� SCHEDULE of the real and personal estate (necessary clothing and bedding excepted) belong to me the subscriber, viz:

 

[handwritten] Pail 1/6 Spider 1/6 Tea Kettle 3/ Kettle 3/ 1.50 Tub 1/6 Tea Cups Bowls + Crockery ware 6/ 1.25 Ax 3/ Chest 3/ Sieve 1/6 Table 1/6 Chairs 3/ 2.00 Flour Fish and Provisions 30/ -- 5.00 Knife, Forks + Spoons 3/ wheel 3/ -- 1.00 Jug 1/6 Cards 1/6 Shovel 3/ -- 1.00 Pipe tobacco + sundry small articles 1..00 ______ $12.75 his Moses +[mark] Black mark

 

SCHEDULE of the family residing with me Moses Black[handwritten] who by occupation [stricken] am Invalid[handwritten] which I am [blank] able to pursue[stricken] by reason of Palsy[handwritten]

 

Names Ages Capacity of each to contribute to their support Wife Elizabeth Black 55 common ability for a Person of that age

 

his Moses x[mark] Black mark

 
 

� Moses Black No. 9.170 $12.75

 
 

� I Moses Black own no Real Estate and have no Income whatever except my Pension. I am a Bed ridden Invalid by reason of the Palsy and have been in this situation for eight years last past -

 

his Moses +[mark] Black mark

 
 

� [the following is a pre-printed form with handwritten insertions, strikes, and entries]

 

STATE OF MAINE Hancock[handwritten] ss At a Circuit Court of Common Pleas for the third[handwritten] Eastern Circuit, begun and holden at Castine[handwritten] within and for the County of Hancock[handwritten] on the third Tuesday[handwritten] being the twenty first[handwritten] day of November[handwritten] and by adjournment [blank] from day to day[stricken] on the 22nd[handwritten] day of November[handwritten] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty before the Honorable William Crosby + James Campbell[handwritten] Judge of said Court

 

On this twenty second[handwritten] day of November[handwritten] in the year 1820, personally appeared in open Court[handwritten] the same proceeding according to the course of the common law, having jurisdiction unlimited in amount, keeping a record of their proceedings, and having "the power of fine and imprisonment," and being a Court of Record for said Circuit, Moses Black of Sedgwick[handwritten] ages sixty nine[handwritten] years, resident in Sedgwick[handwritten] in said Circuit who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows, viz as a Private[handwritten] in the company commanded by Capt. Porter etc[handwritten] in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Tupper etc[handwritten] in the line of the State of Massachusetts[handwritten] on the Continental Establishment as is more particularly mentioned and declared in his original declaration, made on the sixteenth[handwritten] day of April[handwritten] A.D. 1818[handwritten] and on which said declaration his Certificate of Pension numbered 9.170[handwritten] was granted. 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 disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an 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 securities, contracts, or debts due to me; nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed, and by me subscribed; that my occupation and ability to pursue the same, together with the number and other particulars of my family, are in fact and in truth as is particularly described on the back hereof, also subscribed by me. his[handwritten] Moses x[mark] Black[handwritten] mark

 

Sworn to and declared on the 22[handwritten] day of November[handwritten] A.D. 1820 }

 

Before William Crosby + James Campbell [handwritten] } one of[stricken] Judges of the said Court attest Mason Shaw Clerk

 
 

� SCHEDULE of the real and personal estate (necessary clothing and bedding excepted) belong to me the subscriber, viz:

 

[handwritten] Pail 1/6 Spider 1/6 Tea Kettle 3/ Kettle 3/ 1.50 Tubs 1/6 crockery ware 6/ --- 1.25 ax 3/ chest 3/ [?] 1/6 Table 1/6 Chairs 3/ 2.00 Flour Fish + Provisions 30/ ---- 5.00 Knives + Spoons 3/ Wheel 3/ --- 1.00 Jug Lard Shovel + sundry small articles 14 2.00 _____ $12.75 Income[underlined] Nothing

 

his Moses x[mark] Black mark

 

SCHEDULE of the family residing with me Moses Black[handwritten] who by occupation am [stricken] am Invalid which I am [blank] able to pursue [stricken] by reason of Palsy[handwritten]

 

Names Ages Capacity of each to contribute to their support wife Elisabeth Black 55 common capacity for that age

 

his Moses +[mark] Black mark

 

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