State of Georgia
County of Madison
Amended Declaration of Robert Garrett of Madison County State of Georgia
This twenty ninth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty four personally appeared Robert Garrett before me James Long one of the Justices of the Inferior court of the county and State aforesaid, who after being duly sworn deposeth & saith ~ that as regards the three years service as stated in the declaration of which this is amendatory he saith that he knows of no person living by which he can prove said service ~ and therefore must rely solely on his affidavit and papers made out in his original declaration. He also served two three months tours in the Militia, to wit, six months in all as Militia service, to wit, shortly after he returned from the three years service as regular he was drafted in the Militia to perform a three months tour of service. He entered this tour of service in January seventeen hundred and eighty one under Capt. McRunnels and continued until April following, making three months. The milita rendezvoused at Cabin Point and drew our arms at Chesterfield Courthouse Virginia. There were a good many companies of militia at this place ~ I dont now recollect who was the principal in command at the place of rendezvous. We marched from this place to the Tar yard where a small engagement took place. We took sixteen British soldiers prisoners and killed several & afterwards assisted in guarding them. From thence we marched to Portsmouth where we joined the army, our Battalion was then commanded by Maj. Charles D. Lawson ~ I understood this part of the army was commanded by Genl Micklenburgh. I was discharged on Easter Monday by Capt. McRunnals, which discharge is lost. The next was a term of three months, he was drafted and entered this service in July seventeen hundred and eighty one under Capt. Mays and was discharged in October following immediately after the surrender of Cornwallis, he assisted at the siege of York in the capture of Cornwallis. He was discharged as before stated in October by Capt. Marshall, which discharge is lost. He was not acquainted with any of the General officers, but recollects of seeing Genl Washington frequently during the siege and knows he had the command. He knows of no person by whom he can prove his services, either the three years or six months services, nor has he any documentary evidence whereby he can establish his claim. He further states that he has performed the whole of this service, to wit, three years and six months, as a private for which he claims a pension certificate.
Sworn to & subscribed this 29 day of September 1834 before me
James Long, JIC
State of Georgia
I James Long one of the Justices of the Inferior Court in and for said county do hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Robert Garrett who made and signed the foregoing affidavit before me, that it is generally reputed and believed that the said Robert Garrett was a soldier of the Revolution, and in which opinion I freely concur, being personally acquainted with him for a number of years and I would further state that I have not the least doubt in my mind but what he is justly entitled to a pension. Given under my hand at Danielsville in the county aforesaid this 29th Sept 1834.
James Long, JIC
I William Sanders clerk of the court of Ordinary do hereby certify that James Long whose name appears in the foregoing affidavit & certificate is an acting Justice of the Inferior Court and that his signature is genuine. Given under my hand seal of Ordinarys office this sixth day of October Eighteen hundred and thirty four.
William Sanders, CCO
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