Hartford [CT]: September 8 1780.
1 p., printed and partially accomplished pen and ink on paper, docketed on verso. 7.25 x 6.5 inches. BALANCE DUE FOR THREE YEARS SERVICE IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY. Old folds else, very fine. Item #308419
From the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776, to the brutal winter encampment in Morristown, New Jersey in 1779-1780, Daniel Everts (1749-1833) was a participant and witness to some of the most crucial periods of the Revolution. In his Declaration of service, given personally to a judge in the court of common pleas in Tompkins County New York, on August 28, 1832, as part of his pension application he related:
“That he entered the service on the 11th day of February in the year 1776 in the Militia of New York under Captain Samuel Van Vechten, Col. D. Wynkoop. Served one year when that regiment was dismantled. He the on the 13th day of May in the Year 1777 enlisted in the service of the United States for three years and was discharged May 1st 1780. Served first of his three years service under Captain Eleazer Claghorn, Col. Douglas who died soon afterward. Then was under Col Meigs. Was under Captain Caitlin and Humphreys. Had the care of Gen. Putnam's guard one year. Knew Gen.
Lafayette, Col Van Cortlandt, Gen. Wayne, and many other officers of the regular Army. Was at Basking Ridge, White Plains, in New Jersey and many other places which he cannot now recollect. Had a discharge which was signed by Col Miegs which is lost - has a record of his age, was born in Guilford, in the State of Connecticut, lived after the war in Salisbury in Connecticut until removed to Hector (NY) in the Year 1794…”.
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