Excerpt from the
John K. Martin Business Papers
Library of Virginia - Revolutionary War Section
Littleberry Robinson File Pages 40-40A
" a remark about Dempsey Stuart a free black receiving a pension from the revolution"
Contributed by: Sharon Stine
Ans July 11th 53
Hicksford July 7th 1853
I recd two letters from you last night dated 5th & 6th inst. In reply to that of the 5th - I am satisfied that the James Robinson whose service I am anxious to make out never recd a land warrant; if so it is not known by his family. John Robinson (who served in the war a short time) Knows and will prove that James Robinson was in service several years, probably 3- If not entitled to anything further, are not his children entitled under Act Feby 1853 to some half pay pension for some number of years. If you will find a ridiculous anidote of a soldier under Capt Robinson, inquiring when the pension takes at Hicksford were paroled, what kind of a death that was. That Capt Robinson was Littleberry Robinson & James Robinson above mentioned was his son. John Robinson (now alive) was present and was taken prisoner for the sake of my County. I will state that I have of the _____ from my father & other gentlemen- that the ridiculous inquiry
P.S. Examine for the claim of the widow of Dempsey Stuart ( a free Negro from Brunswick) who recd a pension D.A.C.