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Widows Pension Application of Agathe Amlin:1838


    

    .....................................................her in the year of our lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty eight personally appeared before the undersigned one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Clinton aforesaid Agathe Amlin. of Chazy in said County   aged sixty eight years, who having  first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benifit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 entitled " an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows" that she is the widow of Baptist Amlin who was a soldier in the war of the American Revolution and served as a private in Captain Lorent Olivers company of Infantry in Colonel Hazens Regiment as her husband the said Baptist often told her after her marriage with him. And further  declares that she was married to the said Baptist Amlin some time in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight but does not recollect exactly what month, at Chambly in Canada by a Cure named Minard. That her husband the said Baptist Amlin died on the third day of July 1829. That she was not married to him prior his leaving the (service?) but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four. (???) at the time above stated. that she has never been married to any person since the death of her said husband the said Baptist Amlin but has ever since his death been and still is the widow of said Baptist Amlin. And further declares that her husband the said Baptist Amlin was a pensioner of the United States at the time of his death and for several years before, under the act of Congress of 1818 as she is informed and believes.

    Sworn and subscribed on the day and year above
    written (l..ife...?) me. And I do further certify that the
    said Agathe Amlin by virtue of bodily infirmity is unable
    to attend Court to make her Declaration and that the said
    Agathe Amlin has remaioned a widow ever since the death
    of her husband Baptist Amlin as will now fully appear  by reference
    to the proofs hereunto annexed. The said Agathe Amlin made her mark
    to her name never having learned to write..................................... (obscured)