Pension Application of John and Elizabeth Quick W4313

††††††††††††††††††††††† Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

VirginiaLoudon [sic: Loudoun] CountySct:

††††††††††† On this 10th day of June in the year 1823 Personally appeared in open Court being a Court of Record for the County of Loudon (Constituted such by the Laws of the State of Virginia Creating the same having power to fine and imprison and which proceeds according to the course of the common Law with a Jurisdiction unlimited in point of amount and keeping a Record of its proceedings) John Quick of the said County & State age Sixty years who being first sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the act of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and the 1st May 1820that he the said John Quick enlisted for the term of three years on the 26th day of August 1776 in the State of Virginia in the Company Commanded by Capt. Brady in a Rifle Regiment Commanded by Colonel Stensen [sic: Hugh Stephenson] and Lieutenant Colonel [Moses] Rawlings Virginia line on the Continental establishmentthat he continued to serve in the said Corps until April 1777 when he was transferred to Middlebrook in the State of New Jersey to a company Commanded by Capt. Long and 1st Lieut Slaughter in the 11th Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel [Daniel] Morgan and Lieut. Colonel Feebecker [sic: Christian Febiger] in the line of the State of Virginia and on the Continental establishmentthat he continued to serve in said last mentioned Corps until the 16th day of August in the year 1779 when he was duly and honourably discharged from said Service at Ramapo in the State of New York by General [William] Woodford on the day and year last mentioned. That he was in the Battles of German Town [Germantown PA, 4 Oct 1777], Brandy Wine [Brandywine PA, 11 Sep 1777] and Monmouth [28 Jun 1778] and that he has no other evidence now in his power of his said services except the testimony of James Coplin [sic: James Copeland, pension application W6730] and Philip Near who have been examined touching the truth of the foregoing Allegations by said Quick and whose affidavits are hereunto annexed and his own oath.

I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled ďAn Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary WarĒ passed on the 18th day of March one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities contracts or debts nor have I any income other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto annexed. Schedule of the property of síd. John Quick.

Real Estate none

One Cow................................... $10.00

Tools of his trade........................... 3.00

Two Saws..................................... 3.00

Six Chisels................................... 1.00

Five Augurs.................................. 1.00

Two Axes..................................... 2.00

Three drawing knives..................... 1.00

Household furniture

one table...................................... 1.00

five Chairs..................................... 1.00

one Bed...................................... 10.00

half a dozen plates.......................... .25

half a dozen knives & forks.............. .75

on pot & one Skillett.................. ††1.50

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $32.50 [sic]

Family, A wife of the age of Fifty eight, and Grand son of the age of thirteen.

 

The Affidavit of James Copland of Lawful age taken on behalf of John Quick who is an applicant to the County Court of Loudon for a certificate for a pension. This Deponent being first duly sworn deposeth and saith that he is well acquainted with the said John Quickthat he was well acquainted with him before the said John entered the army of the U. S.that he well recollects the said John was enlisted on the Continental establishment for the term of three years but does not recollect the time or the Regiment into which the said John enlisted. This Deponant was in the Army of the U.S. while the same lay at Valley Forge in the State of Pennsylvania [winter of 1777-78] where he met with the said John who was then an enlisted Soldier in the service of the U. States but does not recollect the Regiment which he served in. He recollects of the said John Afterwards serving under Geníl. Woodford and believes he served out the full term for which he was enlisted and believes he was honourably discharged. That the said John was a good and faithful soldier and was engaged in the battles of Monmouth in which this Deponent was also. Sworn to before me Samuel M Edwards a Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid this 14th day of Sep 1822.††††††††††††††††††††† Samíl. M Edwards

 

State of VirginiaS.S.

††††††††††† On this 9th day of August 1836, personally appeared before the County Court of Loudoun County, Elizabeth Quick, a resident of said county and state, aged from seventy four to seventy five years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress, passed July 4th 1836: That she is the widow of John Quick, who was a soldier in the Virginia Continental line, before marriage with said Quick & after her said marriage, he, said Quick served in the militia, during a part of the year 1781that he served a regular three years in the former case and as a private in the latter for some three or four months: She further declares that she was married to said Quick, when she was about seventeen years old, and as well as she recollects abut three weeks before Christmas in the year 1780, as her first child was born in the August following and while said Quick was in the service of his Country; that her said husband died on the 16th June 1831, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed.†††††††††††††††† Elizabeth her X mark Quick