Monday, November 19, 2012

An 1817 Horse Claim Transcribed

We're working on an 1817 claim for a horse confiscated during the War of 1812.

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My initial attempt at a transcription follows. There are a few formatting issues I'm working on, but  this is the essence of it.

Ontario County                 )
State of New York           )
Ss                                            )              Personally appeared before me-Samuel Jett Esq. one of the Justices of the Peace in & for Said County Rufus D Stephens Who being duly Saith that he entered the service of the  United States in the Month of April 1814 in a Company of New York State Cavalry Commanded by Capt. Isaac W Stone & deponent further Saith that he took into the Service a good & Sufficient Horse of the Value of Eighty Dollars & deponent further says that on the 19th day of July 1814 the Hors of this deponent was taken by order of R Jorras Ast Adjt Genl into the Regular Service without the knowledg or consent of this deponent & the said horse was never after returned to this deponent & was for ever lost to this deponent for Which he has not been paid or compensated or has any other Person for him & deponent further says that his horse so lost was without any fault or neglect on his part Sworn to before me this 21st day of March 1817
                                                                                                                R D Stephens

Saml Lott J P


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Feel free to post comments on the transcription.

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