In vacation of the Lawrence C.C.
In vacation of the Lawrence Circuit Court September 30th 1832 Nicholas Baker filed in my office the following Declaration and affidavit and Certificate and attestation to wit
|State of Indiana Lawrence||}||Declaration in order to obtain|
|County Indian creek township||}||the benefit of the provision|
|of the act of congress passed June 7th 1832|
This day personally appeared before me John R. Crooke a Justice of the Peace in and for the township, County and State aforesaid Nicholas Baker a resident of township County and State aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith that he is 89 years of age and that he served in the revolutionary war as follows. That he enlisted in Culpepper County in the State of Virginia under Captain Crain (in the 4th Regt I believe) in the continental establisment Commanded by Col Gaston, then Col Phebecker, then Col Posey in the month of March in the year 1781 to serve for two years, continued until the end of the war being left sick at Estly hills near Charleston S.C. and did not get home until after the expiration of his time the war being ended as above stated. Before that time to wit 1774 he enlisted in Lancaster Pennsylvania under Captain James Ross of the Rifle Regiment Commanded by Col Thompson afterwards by Col Hand to serve for twelve months continued in service 14 months was discharged at the White Planes was in the battle of Long Island taken of the Hessians at Trenton Siege ----. That he was placed on on the pension list roll of the Kentucky agency at the rate of 8 dollars per month to commence on the 16th day of June One thousand Eight hundred & eighteen. That he is sick of the palsey and is not able to leave his bed and has been confined to bed for near 3 months past. he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and that his name is not on the pension list roll of any State except the State of Kentucky as herein stated.
Sworn to and subscribed before me John R. Crooke a Justice of the Peace in and for said township on the 28th day of September AD 1832 John R. Crooke J.P. (seal)
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This day personally appeared before me John R Crooke a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, Abraham Kern and Jacob Wagoner Senr the said Abraham Kern being a regularly ordained minister of the Gospel both being residents of said township who severally on their oath state that they are acquainted with the above named Nicholas Baker and that they believe the above declaration of the said Nicholas to be true and that he is also believed and generally reputed in the neighborhood in which he lives to have served as a soldier in the revolutionary war as he states.
I John R Crooke a Justice of the Peace in and for said township do hereby certify that the above named Abraham Kern and Jacob Wagoner Senr are resident Citizens in Indian Creek township in the County of Lawrence aforesaid, that the said Abraham Kern is a regular minister of the Gospel and that they are entitled to credit and that said Baker is now sick and unable to leave his bed.
This 28th day of September 1832 John R. Crooke J.P. (seal)
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