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In order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
State of Indiana
Shelby County

          On this twelfth day of February 1834 personally appeared in open court before the Shelby Probate Court of Shelby County. Now sitting Samuel Pope a resident of Sugar Creek Township in the County of Shelby and state of Indiana aged seventy two years on the 25th day of March last who being first duly sworn according to law doth on this oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.
          That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers & served as herein stated to wit as nearly as he can recollect. He entered the service in the fall of the year 1776. He lived at that time about twenty five miles above New York City near North River. He does not remember the name of the county, but it was in the state of New York near a town called Warrick. He was an apprentice of one Cornelius Bogart who was at that time (he thinks) drafted, and he, this clamant, went at the above mentioned time though less than fifteen years of age as a substitute of the said Bogart, as a private soldier of the Militia, under Captain Glover. He does not remember the names of any other officers of this company except Sergeant Cook. & Lieutenant (Rosepant?). He does not know the number of the company, nor does he believe it was attached to any regiment in the service. This company was raised for the purpose of guarding the frontiers & preventing the friends of the enemy from carrying provisions (?) to the enemy which was then in the city of New York under General Clinton. The company was constantly on duty going backwards & forwards. The first march was down the river in the direction of the city of New York in pursuit of fifteen Tories or refugees who had murdered the mail carrier of the American Army. They drove the Tories into a swamp near (Pumpkin?) river in the state of New Jersey & took one of them prisoner who was put into the block house, had his trial, was condemned to be hung & on the day appointed for his execution dies of the small pox. The rest escaped from the block house. They returned to the place whence they had started. During this engagement on various occasion & for various (objects?) they visited (Paramis?), Hackensack, New (Bridge?), (Havestown?), at (Haverstlawn?) they were (rested?) the greater part of the three months. During this term they were attached to none of the regular army, but saw them frequently (napping?) and (renaping?). The names of the officers of the regular army which he remembers during this term of his service were Gen. Washington, Gen. Green, Gen. Knox. Col. Morgan, Gen. Wayne. With Col. Morgan he was well acquainted. He thinks Green was at that time an aid of Gen Washington but is not certain. He was in at least three skirmishes during this term & they had several men killed. One of these skirmishes was

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