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1830-08-29 Letter from Garrett and Mary Applegate to James Applegate

To Mr. James Applegate
State of Pennsylvania
Aleghany County
Elizabeth town Post Office

State of Indiana
Harrison County

August 29th 1830

Dear son

[W]ith pleasure I inform you that we are in reasonable health at present hoping these few lines may find you and yours in good health.

I Now request a perticular favour from you and rely on your Being punctual in performing my request as a Dutifull child to a parent. [H]aving never received any compensation for my Military Servises an considering my infirm situation I have come to the conclusion to Make application to the General government for Soldiere Recompence.

I want you to get the Depesition of old Robert Applegate taken before some Justice of the Peace and send it to me. I want him to State in perticular the officers we served under and every thing relating to it which he can recollect. I will remind him of Some We served under. Col. Broadhead and Gen. Mcintosh but am not able to tell where he was when peace was Declared. I have applied to one of our Congressmen to try to obtain it for me and he states their is Nothing Lacking but the Deposition of some Person to testify that I had served as a soldier in the Revelutionary War. I want you to Do this for me imediately as soon as you recieve this as I have to be ready before Mr. Jennings starts to the Next Congress and send it to me in a letter. Direct your Letters to Mauksport post office as it is nearer than Corrysdon to us. I can obtain a pension in this wey I can be a witness for him to get him one too.

I now Must come to a close. But wish to be be rembered to John and Niomi Crookham and all who may think us worth inquiring after.

Please Receive this in memory of your aged Parents.

Garret and M Applegate

Linked toGarrett Wall Applegate; James Wall Applegate; Robert Applegate; Mary Johnson

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