Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832
|In Chancery before the Vice Chancellor|
|of the 4th Circuit of the State of N. York||Present the Hon. Esek Cowen ,|
3rd That he lived at a place called Narragansett in the state of Rhode Island When he ran away from his Master and [en]listed as aforesaid, That his said Master sold him to one Grant and soon after the revolution With the aid of Joshua Swan he purchased his time of the said Grant, And that he moved with the said Joshua Swan into Milton the Town Where he now resides, and labored for him untill his time was paid for, that he has continued to live in Saratoga County ever since, also for the last 15 or 20 years in the neighborhood Where he now resides.
4 & 5 [illegible] declaration as far as he can understand them. 6. he did not receive any discharge
7th Thomas Powel, Daniel Couch, Adam Swan, Isaac Frink & Salmon Child
He hereby relinquishes every Claim Whatever to pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
|Sworn the 11th September||his|
|1832, before me in open Court||Jehu X Grant|
Persally appeared in open court before the said Chancellor Adam Swan who being first duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith that he is 64 years of age, and that he has been well acquainted with the above named Jehu Grant ever since he can remember. That John Champlen lived at Narragansett, was called a Tory, and was suspected of carrying on a contraband trade with the enemy when the above named Jehu Grant ran away from him. That the said Jehu was gone a considerable length of time, he should have thought at this late date, one year or more. That it was talked among the people that he had [en]listed and was in the service of the United States, when found and brought back to said master and that he was called an industrious faithful servant whil a slave. that the said Jehu was brought into Milton about 41 years ago by Joshua Swan, the father of this deponent, and honestly paid for his time as he agreed and has always been bore the character of an honest industrious person.
|Sworn & subscribed the day & year aforesaid|
|in open Court before me||Adam Swan|