REVOLUTIONARY PENSION APPLICATION OF THOMAS LARGE

Law Order Book 6, Page 32
May 5, 1818

Thomas Large who resides in the County of Russell in the State of Virginia, wishing to become a pensioner pursuant to the provisions of an Act of Congress of the United States passed on the 18th day of March, 1818, entitled "An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War," personally appeared in Court, and being sworn declared upon his oath that he enlisted in North Carolina in the Untited States' service the year before Cornwallis' defeat and served in Captain Adams Troop and in the Regiment commanded by Colo. Wade Hampton. He was in a battle fought at the Juniper Springs between Lord Rodden and General Sumpter, and was at a skirmish at the White Church. He was discharged by Colo. Wade Hampton. He was enlisted for ten months, and served all that time faithfully. His discharge was burned by accident. And from the knowledge which some of the members of the Court themselves have as well as from other satisfactory evidence, the Court are unanimously of opinion and do hereby certify, that the said Thomas Large is a person of credit as a witness; that it was generally understood in the neighborhood of the residence of the said Thomas Large previous to the passage of the said Act of Congress that the said Thomas Large had served in the Revolutionary War; and that the said Thomas Large is in such reduced circumstances in life, as to need assistance from his country for support. All which is ordered to be certified to the Secretary of the Department of War.


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