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Pension Application of Frederick Bumpus of 1818
Donated by Marlow Bumpus

Transcribed by Marlow Bumpus on March 1, 2004
State of New York, County of Ontario.
           On this seventh day of May, AD 1818, before me, the subscriber, First Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Ontario aforesaid, personally appears Frederick Bumpus, aged fifty four years, resident in the County aforesaid, who being by me, first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late 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;” That the said Frederick Bumpus enlisted at Petersburgh, then called Little Hoosack in the state of New York in the year AD1782 for the term of nine months, in the company commanded by Captain Henry, belonging to the New York Regiment commanded by Colonel Willet; that he continued in service in the said Corp until the thirty first day of December, in the year AD 1782, at which time his term of enlistment expired, when he was discharged at Fort Plain in the State of New York; that when he was in the service aforesaid he was generally knows by the name of Frederick Bump, and that he is in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his Country for support; and that he has no other evidence except for the affidavit of Truman Spence hereunto annexed of his said services.
           Signed by Frederick Bumpus
           Sworn and declared the day and year aforesaid, before me
           Signed by John Nicholas
           I John Nicholas first judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Ontario aforesaid do certify that it appears to the satisfaction, from the aforesaid affidavit and that of Truman Spencer; that the said Frederick Bumpus did serve in the Revolutionary war as stated in the proceeding declaration against the common enemy; and I now transmit the proceedings and testimony taken and had before me, to the Secretary of the Department of War; pursuant to the directions of the aforementioned act of Congress --- Dated the 11th day of May 1818.
           (Signed) John Nicholas
State of New York
Ontario County
           I Truman Spencer of the town of Benton and County aforesaid, being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that he, this deponent, was in the service of the United States in the year 1781 or 1782; that he belonged to the same Regiment in which Frederick Bumpus was then a soldier; that he will recollect he frequently saw said Frederick Bumpus in the service aforesaid and doing the duties of a soldier; that he believes that from his recollection that the said Frederick faithfully served in the service aforesaid during the whole term of his enlistment; that he and the said Frederick were discharged from the service aforesaid at the same time at Fort Plain in the State of New York; and that said Frederick was generally known as Frederick Bump.
           (Signed) Truman Spencer
           Sworn and subscribed this 11th day of May before me (Signed) John Nicholas
Ontario County.
           I Hezekiah Townsend of the town of Milo in the said County, deposeth and saith that he is well acquainted with Frederick Bumpus of the same town and knows he is in indigent circumstances and depends on his labor for his support and being far advanced in life and having a large family dependent on him that he stands in need of assistance of his country. Sworn to and subscribed this 19th day of Sept 1818 before me.
           (Signed) Hezekiah Townsend
           I John Nicholas, first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Ontario County in the state of New York, do certify that I am well satisfied that Frederick Bumpus, the person named in the preceding affidavit indigent circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his Country. 19 Sept 1818.
           (Signed) John Nicholas
State of New York
Ontario County
Clerks Office
           In testimony that John Nicholas, whose name is subscribed to the foregoing certificates was on the day of the date of the same, first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Ontario and that the same signature is hereunto subscribe my name and affix the County seal at Canandaigua this 21st day of September 1818.
           (Signed) ???? McNair Clk.

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