13 October 1832 — Leon County, Florida
Conn. Pension Number S47547 (Pension documentation length: 16 Pages)
Territory of Florida, County of Leon
On this thirtieth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, personally appeared in Open Court before Thomas Randall, Judge of the Superior Court for the County of Leon, Middle District of Florida now sitting, Moses Munson, a resident of the County aforesaid, aged sixty-nine years, who being duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed 7th June, 1832.
That he entered the service of the U.S. under the following named officers and served as herein stated.
That in the year 1778 in the month of March he enlisted in the company of Capt. Joel Gillet of Harrington being at the time a resident of the town of Goshen in the County of Litchfield, State of Connecticut, and belonged to the Regiment of Connecticut State troops commanded by Col. Enau. That he continued in the service as a foresaid ‘til discharged at the expiration of the period for which he enlisted, February, 1779. That during this service he marched from Litchfield to the White Plains, thence to West Point where he remained some time encamped and thence to Greenwich on Long Island Sound 30 miles from New York, where the troops to which he was attached took up winter quarters. That in the summer of 1779 he enlisted as a substitute in the company of Capt. Waugh, and was attached to the Regiment of Connecticut Militia commanded by Col. Adams of Litchfield, Gen. Walcott the commanding officer and since Governor of the State of Connecticut. That he served as substitute one month and was engaged in a skirmish near a place then known as Byron’s Bridge. That he never served with any Continental Regiment at the best of his belief and never served at any general engagement. That he can procure the evidence of no person who can testify to his services.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a 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
We, Levy Dunn, a clergyman, residing in the County of Leo9n, Territory of Florida and John W. Hale residing in the same, hereby certify, that we are well acquainted with Moses Munson who has subscribed and sworn to the foregoing declaration, that we believe him to be sixty-nine years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion.
John W. Hale
And the said Court due declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter and putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Department, that the above named Applicant was a revolutionary Soldier, and Served as he Stated, And the Court further certifies that it appears to them that Levy Dunn who has signed the preceding certificate is a Clergyman resident in the County of Leon and that John W. Hale, who has signed the same is a resident of the County of Leon and is a credible person, and that their Statement is entitled to Credit.
I, James S. Sinn Clerk of the Superior Court for the Middle District of Florida, Leon County do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the Original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of Moses Munson for a pension.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Seal of office, this 22nd Day of April, A.D., 1833.
Jas. S. Linn, Clk.
Moses Munson was pensioner on the Roll of the Tallahassee, Fla., Agency, at the rate of $40 per annum.
The administrator of Moses Munson, decd. was paid at Jacksonville Agency, 4th of March, 1834, to 5th Oct. 1835.
Second Comptroller’s Office
Dec. 28th, 1843
Sir: Under the Act of the 6th day of April, 1838, entitled “An Act directing the transfer of money remaining unclaimed by certain Pensioners and authorizing payment of the same at the Treasury of the U.S” and the third section of the Act. Of Aug. 23, 1842 extending the time within which pensioners may receive their pensions from the pension agents. The adm. of Moses Munson decd., a pensioner on the Roll of the Jacksonville, Fla., Agency, at the rate of Forty Dollars per annum, under the law of the 7th June 1832 has been paid at this Department from the 4th of March, 1854, to the 5th Oct. 1855.
Albion K. Parris
Certificate No. 13277, Florida, issued June 11, 1833 at the rate of $40.00 per annum to commence March 4, 1831. Act of June 7, 1832. Agency Tallahassee, Florida.
Service: private company commanded by Capt. Gilbert, regiment commanded by Col. Enos in the Connecticut line for 1 yr.