p. 310 SEPTEMBER 1982


The first page of this record is a portion of a letter:

You were furnished on June 4, 1919, the history of the Revolutionary War pensioner, S 41599, William Harrison, Private, North Carolina line, whose Certificate issued August 12, 1825, and it is not the practice of the Bureau to send the same record twice to the same person. Very respectfully,


Acting Commissioner


A notation on this letter: portion of letter to Mrs. M. T. Eltenhead 21 W. 83rd St. NY City, dated Jan 7, 1920
see her letter in old War Inv. File 13417, John Holcomb, Acts Mil. Est.


The next page of this record is a card (copy of) Invalid 41599, Revy. File 41599, William Harrison, Pvt. Rev. War. Act. 18 March 1800 (?) Index--Vol 3 Page 211 (arrangement of 1870)

Notations on back of card: 1919 June 4 History to Mrs. Edw Y. Eltonhead of 221 W. 83rd St. New York City. See her letter in Wm. Mann, Va. W7383.

1920, Jan 7, Mrs. Eltonhead info record not sent twice to same person.



Declaration, in order to be placed on the pension list under the act of the 18th March 18__.

State of North Carolina }

Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

Franklin County }

June Term, 1825

On this 14th day of June 1825, personally appeared in open Court (being a court of records) William Harrison resident of said County aged Seventy Seven years, was first being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the pension made by the Act of Congress of the 18 March 1818 and the 1 May 1820, that he the said William Harrison enlisted for the term of one year of the 17 May 1780 in the State of North Carolina in the Company commanded by Capt. Raiford in the 10th Regiment commanded by Col. Nash in the line of the State of North Carolina in the 17th day of May 1781 in the Continental Establishment, that he was in the battle at the Eutaw and that he continued to serve in the said corps until the 17 May 1782 when he was discharged from the service in Camden in the State of North Carolina. That he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension except the present, that his name is not on the roll of any other state except North Carolina, and that the following are the reasons for not making earlier application for a pension. My reasons are that I am and was ____ ____ in indigent circumstances and no learning and not knowing how to apply as all the soldiers with whom I served were dead and gone away, so that I did not know when to seek for redress.

p. 311 SEPTEMBER 1982


And in pursuance of the Act of the 1 May 1820 I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th Day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift sale or in any other manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with the intent therby to ____ deminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled an Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval forces (?) of the United States in the Revolutionary War passed on the 18th March, 1818 and that I had not, nor has any person in trust for me any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than what is claimed in the Schedule--1 Pot, 1 bread tray, and one water pail.

And that I am a farmer by trade and by reason of old age and infirmity am not able to maintain myself without the aid of my country. I have three in family, one daughter by the name of Sarah aged forty years which is unable to support herself, one granddaughter by the name of Nancy of the age of twenty-one years which is able to support herself and one other grand daughter of the age of three years. That since the 18 March 1818 no changes have been made on any property, for I have none real of personal that comes within the meaning of the ACT of Congress made aprovaded (?) in such cases. The court confers that the Claimant probably is not worth five dollars.

June Court 1825
Sworn to and subscribed
in open court
? Patterson clk


William X Harrison


I, Frank Patterson Clerk of the court of pleas and quarter sessions for the County of Franklin aforesaid do hereby certify that it appears: that the said William Harrison did serve in the Revolution War as stated the preceding declaration, against the Common enemy, for the term of nine months, under one engagement on the Continental establishment. I also certify that the faregoing oath and the schedule thereto annexed, are hereby copied from the records of said court, and I do further certify that is the opinion of said court that the total amount in value of the property _____ on the aforesaid schedule is five dollars.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said court, on the 8th day of August, 1925.

F. Patterson clerk of the court of
Pleas and quarter sessions


Part of this record was a card (copy) with the # 19499, North Carolina, William Harrison on it. William Harrison was a private in the company commanded by Captain Raiford of the Regiment commanded by Colonel Nash in the NC line for the term of one year, from May 18th 1781 to 18 May 1782, inscribed on the Roll of North Carolina at the rate of _____ dollars a month to commence on the 8th of August, 1825.

p. 312 SEPTEMBER 1982


Certificate of pension issued the 12 of Aug 1825 and sent to L (or F) Patterson Esq. Louisburg, NC.

Semi-anl All'ce ending 4 Sept. 1825 $7.25

Many thanks to Melody Deocampo for transcribing this issue.

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