Frederick Eickler Pension
File

Contributed and transcribed by Gene Eicklor

*Punctuation, Spelling, Underlining and Grammar has been preserved in Transcription


[Sheet 1]

"Eickler Pension
Copy affidavits of Geo Winnea, Fred. Eickler, Wessel Salisbury
"Hon Nicholas Hoss
"Pensions" 

[Sheet 2] 

Notation on this transmittal of file “31006 Declaration of Frederick Eickler"  "Pension"  "Hon John Adams" 

"State of New York
Greene County ss 

I William F B Hermance,  Clerk of the said County do certify that Perkins King before whom the annexed declaration of Frederick Eckler and certificate of Amasa Keith and Seneca Stewart were sworn to was at the date of the same one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of said county that William Pierson before whom the affidavit of Frederick Schram was sworn was at the date of the same a Justice of the Peace of the said County as that Stephen Tryon before whom the affidavit of Wessel Salisbury was  sworn and Abraham Van Dyck before whom the Affidavit of Rulef Ryan and Nicholas Hoos were sworn were both at the date of the said affidavits Commissioners of deeds of the said county and that the signature of the said Perkins King, William Pierson, Stephen Tryon and Abraham Van Dyck are genuine.

                                             "Witness my hand and seal of office this twenty sixth day of April 1834

                                                (signed) "William F B. Hermance Clerk" 

[Sheet 3] (A cover sheet labeled “Eichler Pension – Copy Affidavits of John Winnea, Fred Eichler & Wessel Salisbury”) 

"State of New York                                         Copy                                    Eiklor, Frederick
Greene County  ss 

"Frederick Eickler of the town of Cairo in the county of Greene aged seventy six years and upwards being duly sworn saith that he was in the service of the United States during the Revolutionary War at different times from the year 1775 until the year 1781 - that he did service at a place called Woodstock in the present county of Greene and also in the town of Schoharie in the County of Schoharie - That this deponent recollects that one Peter Loop was an officer who commanded at Woodstock - That this deponent did duty in a fort a Schoharie- That he was at Schoharie doing duty for (nine crossed out) more than a year - That he recollects that one Nicholas Hoos did duty at Woodstock while Loop was there  -That this same deponent also saith that he perfectly well recollects that the same Nicholas Hoos did service in Schoharie while this deponent was there - That the said service by Hoos was as a soldier for the United States during the Revolutionary War but  that by reason of the loss of memory he cannot now state the length of time that he said Hoos did duty at either of the places, but believes that he was at Schoharie as long as nine months, nor can this deponent state the year in which the services were rendered."

"State of New York
Greene County SS                          Copy 

"John Winnea of the town of Cairo in the County of Greene aforesaid aged sixty nine years and about nine months being duly sworn saith that he is well acquainted with Nicholas Hoos of the town of Coxsackie in the said County and was also well acquainted with him during the revolutionary war - that this deponent knows that the said Nicholas Hoos did duty as a private soldier for the United States in the year 1781 under Philip Conine a Captain Lieutenant in the New York Line - that the duty was done at a place called Passamascossac in the present County of Greene aforesaid - That this deponent knows that the said Nicholas did service that time for nine months - That this deponent did service at the same place for

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four months - That this deponent is a pensioner under the Act of June 1832 - and further this deponent saith not." 

"State of New York                                         Copy
Greene County ss 

"Wessel Salisbury of the town of Catskill in the County of Greene and State of New York aged eighty five years being duly sworn saith that he is now well acquainted with Nicholas Hoos of the town of Coxsackie in the county aforesaid and was also well acquainted with him during the Revolutionary war at a place called Passamascossac in the said County of Greene in the year (scratched out) 1781 for the space of nine months - That this deponent was there during the same time and also did duty - That the said Nicholas Hoos was commanded during the time of aforesaid by Philip Conine a Captain Lieutenant of the New York line of the Continental Army - that deponent also saith that during the same war and previous to the year 1781 he knows that the said Nicholas Hoos did duty as a private soldier at a place called Woodstock (in the town of Cairo) in the same county - that he frequently saw him there and understood at that time that he was stationed at that place - That this deponent also did duty there for short periods at different times and that he this deponent has no doubt that he saw Nicholas Hoos did duty there for at least  three months - This deponent further saith that one Loop was an officer at the same place - This deponent further saith that he knows that the said Nicholas Hoos also went to Schoharie in the County of Schoharie in the State of New York for nine months before the year 1781 - That he saw the said Nicholas when he went on the last mentioned tour, knows that he was absent but whether he served the whole nine months - this deponent cannot say - but this deponent did understand during the said war, and always since understood that the said Nicholas Hoos did duty for the last mentioned nine months  - This deponent also saith that all

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the foregoing services were render by the said Nicholas for the United States during the Revolutionary war - This deponent further saith that he this deponent is a pensioner under the act of the 4th of June 1832 and further this deponent saith not" 

"State of New York
Greene County ss 

Rulef Rhyan of the the (sic) town of New Baltimore in the County of Greene and state of New York being duly sworn saith that he knows Frederick Eickler formerly of the town of Catskill in said County - That he knows the said Frederick Eickler were during the Revolutionary War, that the said Frederick Eickler did duty at the same time this deponent did at Fort Edward in the present County of Washington in the state of New York - in the year 1777 prior to the surrender of Burgoyne - That the said Frederick was a private soldier in the service of the United States, That the said Frederick did duty at that time accordingly to the best of this deponent's belief at least five or six weeks - And further saith not -

                                                                                          (Signed) Rulef Rhyan" 

"State of New York
Greene County ss

"Wessel Salisbury of Catskill in the County of Greene aged eighty five years being duly sworn saith that he knew Frederick Eckler during the Revolutionary war and has known him ever since - that he knows that the said Frederick Eckler did service for the United states as a private soldier for the space of nine months in the year 1781 under Philip Conine a Captain Lieutenant in the New York line of the Continental army at a place called Passamassossac in the present town of Cairo in the County aforesaid - That previous to the year 1781 the said Frederick also did duty for the United states at at place called Woodstock in the same County for three months - That the said Eckler also did duty as a private soldier at the taking of Burgoyne - That this deponent saw him there - that he did duty in the same # Company with this deponent. but for what length of time this deponent cannot say - and this deponent says that he is a pensioner under the act of the 7th June 1832. 

[Sheet 6]                                                                                                                       "Eckler, Frederick 

                                                         "Declaration

"In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832 

"On the (blank) day of (blank) one thousand eight hundred and thirty four personally appeared in open Court, before the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, now sitting, Frederick Eckler, a resident of the town of Cairo in the County of Greene State of New York aged eighty years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832.

               That he this declarant is infirm, that his memory is now and had been for a number of years last past very much impaired - That by reason of old age, infirmity and the loss of memory, this deponent is not able to state with precision, the particular times and length of service herein after generally set forth, nor the names of the Officers under whom he served

               That this declarant believes he was eighty years of age in the month of September last past - That there is not record of his age to his knowledge or belief - That he was born in the town of Catskill in the County of Greene State of New York, and that he continued to reside there until the year 1776 - That from the year 1776 until and including the year 1781 he was almost continually in the service of the United States as a private Soldier - That this deponent was not an enlisted soldier in the regular troops, but whether he was a volunteer, a drafted soldier or service for a class or classes, he 

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does not now remember - That the services he performed were mostly, if not all done in the State of New York -

               That this deponent did duty at Ticonderoga, at Fort George, at Fort Edward and at Stillwater all in the State of New York - That he was present at the Surrender of Burgoyne - That the year or years when he served at above he cannot recollect -

               That this declarant further states, that he also did duty at a place called Woodstock in the County of Greene - That he remembers that one Loop was there as an officer, and he also recollects that one Nicholas Hoos was there - That after he had served at Woodstock he served in Schoharie, that the same Nicholas Hoos was there also - That he remembers that there were Forts at Schoharie-

               This deponent further says, that he also served towards the last of the war at Passamascossac in the County of Greene aforesaid, but he cannot recollect the names of his officers-

               That this deponent remembers that at some of the places, Wessel Salisbury of Catskill also did service for the United States, but when particularly, he cannot now with certainty say-

               This deponent remembers that he once served three months; that he also served at two or three different periods for nine months each - But this declarant cannot now distinguish so as to say at what place he served three months, and what places nine months-

               This deponent with the utmost confidence declares that he did duty for the United States during the revolutionary war not less than two 

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years - That he does not recollect at present that he engaged at any time for a period less than three months-

               That altho this declarant cannot by reason of the loss of memory set forth all the services he rendered for the United States during the revolutionary war, yet he believes that he did duty faithfully between four to six years -

               That since the revolutionary war this deponent has always resided in the county of Greene and State of New York -

               This deponent further says that he never had any written discharge to his recollection-

               He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any State.

 “We and State of New York hereby certify that we are well acquaint with Frederick Eickler of the said town of Cairo who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be eighty years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution, and that we concur in that opinion

We do further certify that there 

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is no clergyman residing in the neighborhood of the said Frederick Eickler who is acquainted with the said Eickler. 

[Sheet 10]                                                                                                                    "Eickler, Frederick

                                                             "Declaration

"In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832

"State of New York

Greene County SS

"On this Eighth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared in open Court, before the Court of Open and Forever now sitting, Frederick Eickler a resident of the town of Cairo in the County of Greene and State of New York aged eighty years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832

               That this deponent is very aged, that he is infirm and that that his memory is very much impaired - That by reason of old age and infirmity and the loss of memory this deponent is not able to state the particular times and length of service herein after generally set forth nor the names of the officers under whom he served -

               That this declarant was eighty years of age in the month of September last past - That there is no record of his age to his knowledge or belief - That he was born in the town of Catskill in the County of Greene State of New York, that he lived at Catskill until the year 1776 - That this deponent cannot by reason of his loss of memory, whether he was a drafted soldier, whether he was a volunteer or how he was particularly compelled to do duty-

               That this deponent entered into the service of the United States in the year 1776 

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and continued almost uninterruptedly from that time until and including the year 1781 in such service as a private Soldier - That all the services he performed were during the revolutionary war and were performed in different Parts of the State of New York - That this deponent does not now remember the names of the officers under whom he served - That this deponent does recollect distinctly that served in Schoharie in the County of Schoharie and State of New York; that he also served at Ticonderoga, at Fort George, at Fort Edward; and at Stillwater, all in the different parts in the County of Greene; and he did duty at a place called Passamassossac in the County of Greene aforesaid - That this deponent recollects that he did duty once for three months; that either at two or three other times, he did duty for nine months at each time - that he believes that it was in the years of 1776 and 1777 that he served in the northern part of the State of New York - that in the year 1779 he served in Schoharie - That the years when he served elsewhere he cannot state - That the Said Services were rendered on his own account.

"Subscribed and sworn before me                                                          (signed) Frederick Ecklor"

in Open Court

(Signed) William F B Heermance Clerk" 

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"We Jonathan Row and Silvester Andrews residing in the town of Cairo in the County of Greene State of New York hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Frederick Eickler of said town of Cairo who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be eighty years of age; that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion -

               We do further certify that there is no clergy now residing in the neighborhood of the said Frederick Eickler who is acquainted with the said Eickler-

"Subscribed & Sworn in                                                                    (Signed) Sylvester Andrews
open Court before me                                                                                (Signed) Jonathan Row
(Signed) William F B Heermance 

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"Declaration

"In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832

"State of New York

Greene County SS

"On the twenty first day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty four personally appeared before me (crossed out William Tolley) Perkins King one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Greene aforesaid the said court being a Court of record, Frederick Eckler, a resident of the town of Cairo, in the County of Greene and State of New York aged eighty years and upwards the said Frederick Eckler and being unable to appear in Court by reason of bodily infirmity who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832

               That he this declarant is infirm, that is memory now is, and for a number of years last past has been, very much impaired - That by reason of old age, infirmity and the loss of memory, this declarant is unable to state with precision, the particular times, the length of service herein after generally set forth, and the names of the officers under whom he served -

               That this declarant believes that he was eighty years and upwards of age in the month of September last past - That there is no record of his age to his knowledge or belief - That he was born in the town of Catskill in the County of Greene and State of New York, and from his birth lived until the year 1776 - That from the year 1776 until and including the year 1781, he was almost continually in the service of the  

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United States as a private soldier on his own account - That this declarant was not an enlisted soldier in the regular (crossed out service) Continental Service , but he did duty as one of the militia, sometime as a volunteer, sometimes as a drafted soldier & he may have served in one or more classes; but how long he served as a Volunteer, as a drafted soldier, or on behalf of a class he does not remember & for that reason cannot particularly state it in this declaration - that the Service he rendered were nearly, if not all in the State of New York -

               That this declarant did duty at Ticonderoga, at Fort George, at Fort Edward and at Stillwater in the State of New York - That he was present at the Surrender of Burgoyne - That by reason of his loss of memory he cannot recollect the year or years in which said services were rendered -

               This declarant further states that he also did duty at a place called Woodstock in the County of Greene & State of New York - That he remembers that one Loop was an officer there, that he also recollects that one Nicholas Hoos was there as a particular soldier - That after he served at Woodstock (crossed out at Schoharie in the State aforesaid) he served at Schoharie in the State aforesaid in Forts - that the same Nicholas Hoos was there also - that he has forgotten the names of his officers -

               This declarant further says, that he also served towards the last of the war, at Passamassossac in the County of Greene aforesaid, but he cannot remember the names of the Officers except Philip Conine who commanded him, nor the soldiers who were there - That he knows 

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Wessel Salisbury of Catskill, that the said Wessel did duty with this declarant somewhere but where he is unable to say -

               This deponent remembers that he served three months at one time; that he also served

at two or three different periods nine months at each period, - but that this declarant cannot now say at what time or place he served three months nor does he remember the time or place he served the several periods of nine months each - neither can he remember the names of his officers

               This declarant further says that he can confidently say that he did duty for the United States during the revolutionary war for more than two years - That he does not remember that he served less than three months on any tour –

               That also this declarant cannot by reason of the loss of memory set forth all the services he rendered for the United States during the revolutionary war, yet he believes he did duty faithfully between four and six years -

               That since the revolutionary war this declarant has always resided in the County of Greene and State of New York-

               This deponent further saith that he never had a written discharge to his recollection-

               He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.

"Sworn & subscribed this eighth                                                              (Signed) Frederick Ecklor
day of April 1834 before me
(Signed) Perkins King, Judge of aforesaid" 

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"We Amasa Keith and Seneca Stewart both of the town of Cairo in the County of Greene and State of New York hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Frederick Eckler of the said town of Cairo who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be eighty years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion -

               We do further certify that there is no clergyman in the neighborhood of the said Frederick Eckler - We do further certify that the mind and memory of the said Frederick Eickler is much impaired by reason of old age & infirmity -

"Sworn & subscribed to                                                                              (Signed) Amasa Keith
this 21st day of April 1834                                                                         (Signed Seneca Stewart

Before me

                              "Perkins King Judge of aforesaid 

And I the said Perkins King Judge as aforesaid do hereby certify that the aforesaid Frederick Eickler is unable to appear in any Court of Record in the aforesaid County of Greene by reason of bodily infirmity -

               And I the said Judge do hereby declare my opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he States - And I do further certify that it appears to me that Amasa Keith and Seneca 

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Stewart who have signed the preceding certificate are residents of the town of Cairo in the County of Greene, and are credible persons & that their statement is entitled to credit - I do also certify that the memory of the said Frederick Eickler is very much impaired and that by reason thereof he could not state the names of the officers under whom he did duty more particularly than what he has done in his declaration

                                             (Signed) Perkins King Judge of aforesaid 

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"State of New York
Greene County SS 

               Frederick Scram of the town of Cairo in the County of Greene being duly sworn saith, that he is well acquainted with Frederick Eichler of the town of Cairo in the County of Greene  has known him as long as he can remember - That he knows that the said Frederick did duty as a private soldier for the United States in (crossed out 1777) year 1777 - That the said Frederick was in the same company with this deponent - the company was commanded by Capt Thomas Houghtaling of Coxsackie - that General Schuyler commanded the troops - that the services were rendered at what is now called Sandy Hill in Washington County State of New York, also at Fort Edward - That this deponent & the said Frederick were in the retreat down to Stillwater - That after they retreated Gen’'l Gates commanded the American forces - That the said Frederick Eickler did duty in company of this deponent for two months in the year 1777 at the places above state - That this deponent is eighty one years of age - and further deponent saith not.

"Sworn & subscribed this 21st day                                                         (Signed) Fred B. Schram

of April 1834 before me  (Signed) Wm Pierson Justice of the Peace" 

"And I the Justice aforesaid do certify that I am personally & well acquainted with the above named Frederick Schram, and that he is a resident of the town of Cairo aforesaid, that he is a person of good credit & Character & that his statement is entitled to credit.

                                                            (Signed) Wm J. Pierson Justice of the Peace" 

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Wessel Salisbury of Catskill in the County of Greene aged eighty five years being duly sworn saith, that he knew Frederick Eckler during the Revolutionary war & he knows him ever since - That he knows that the said Frederick Eckler did service for the United States as a private soldier for the space of nine months in the year 1781 under Philip Conine a Captain Lieutenant in the New York Line of the Continental army at a place called Passamassossac in the present town of Cairo in the County aforesaid - That previous to the year 1781 the said Frederick also did duty for the United States at a place called Woodstock in the same county for three months - That one of his officers was Peter Loop a Lieutenant - That the said Eckler also did duty as a private soldier at the taking of Burgoyne - That this deponent saw him there - that he did duty in the same Company with this deponent, but for what length of time the deponent cannot say - And this deponent says that he is a Pensioner under the act of the 7th June 1832.

"Sworn & Subscribed this 26th                                                                (Signed) Wessell Salisbury

day of September 1833"

"Before me Stephen Tryon Commissioner, HC     And I the Commissioner aforesaid do certify that I am personally & well acquainted with the above Named Wessell Salisbury & that he is a Resident of the town of Catskill and that he is a person of good Character & Credit & that his Statement is entitled to credit                                   (Signed) Stephen Tryon Commissioner, HC  

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"State of New York

Greene County SS

Rulef Rhyan of the town of New Baltimore in the County of Greene & State of New York being duly sworn saith that he knows Frederick Eickler formerly of the town of Catskill in said County - That he knew the said Frederick Eickler well during the Revolutionary War - That the said Frederick Eickler did duty at the same time this deponent did, at Fort Edward in the present County of Washington in the State of New York in the year 1777 previous to the surrender of Burgoyne - That the said Frederick did duty at that time accordingly to the best of this deponent's belief at least five or six weeks - and further saith not -

                                                                                                                        (Signed) Rulef Ryan

"State of New York

Greene County SS - On the 30th day of September 1833 before me personally appeared Rulef Ryan and being duly sworn declares that the facts set forth in the preceding affidavit is true.  And I do certify that I am well acquainted wtih the said Ruleff Ryan that he resides in the town of New Baltimore that he is a credible witness, and that his statement is entitled to credit.

                                             (Signed) Abm Van Dyck
                                             Commissioner of deeds, in & for the County of Greene" 

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"State of New York
Green County SS

Nicholas Hoos of the town of Coxsackie in the County of Greene and State of New York aged Seventy three years being duly sworn saith that he is well acquainted with Frederick Eickler of the town of Cairo in the County of Greene aforesaid and that he knew him well during the revolutionary war - That he this deponent did duty as a private soldier during the revolutionary war for three months at a place called Woodstock in the said County of Greene, but the year this deponent cannot state - that the said Frederick Eichler did also duty as a private soldier for the United States at the same time for three months - that the deponent can only state the name of one officer who was there to but one Peter Loop who was a Lieutenant - That afterwards this deponent engaged for nine months and he believes it was the year after - that this deponent served the said nine months as a private soldier for the United States at Schoharie in the State of New York - That this deponent saw the said Frederick Eickler at Schoharie at the same time, that the said Eickler was then called one of the nine months men and did service at  

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Schoharie aforesaid for nine months - That this deponent and the said Eickler did duty at a fort, and that the aforesaid services were rendered by this deponent & the said Eickler during the revolutionary war for the United States, but this deponent cannot with certainty state in what years the services were rendered - this deponent & the said Eickler were in the same Company & were at first commanded in Schoharie by a Captain Grey and afterwards by a Captain Harrison, the Christian names the deponent does not recollect.  And further saith that the said Frederick Eickler also did duty at a place called Passamassossac in the County of Greene - That he this deponent did duty at the same time for nine months - That said Frederick was also a nine month's member at that time and this deponent believes that the said Frederick was there all the time - That both were commanded by Philip Conine a Captain Lieutenant in the New York Line of the Continental Army - That the last services were rendered towards the close of the revolutionary war

                                                                                                                           his
                                                                                                         "Nicholas  X     Hoos"
                                                                                                                          mark 

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"State of New York
Greene County SS

               On this 4th day of October 1833 before me appeared Nicholas Hoos and being duly sworn declared that the facts set forth in the foregoing affidavit is true and I do certify that I am well acquainted with the said Nicholas Hoos - that he is a resident of the town of Coxsackie - that he is a credit himself and that his statement is entitled to credit

                                             (signed) Abm Van Dyck
                                             Commissioner of Deeds in & for the County of Greene 

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                                                                                                         War Department Pension Office
                                                                                                         May 9, 1834

Sir

               I have the honor to return you the papers in support of the claim of Frederick Eickler-

               The regulations require a detailed statement of each term of service showing in definite language the period duration and grade – names of officers, the places where marched or stationed.

That’s each term was in in an embodied corps in the field or garrison and that he was not engaged in any civil pursuit during the time of the alleged service.

               No service can be taken into the computation of a pension which is not set forth as above required.   

                                                            I have the honor to be very Respectfully Your Servant,

                                                                           J. L Edwards

 

Hon J. Adams

House of Representatives 


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