Petition for Isaac Loveland #1

Petition for a Revolutionary War Pension for Isaac Loveland
June 18, 1818.

The below is an exact transcription of the original record, part was typed and part handwritten:


On this 18th day of June 1818, before me the subscriber, Judge of the County Court of the County of Hartford aforesaid in said district, personally appeared Isaac Loveland age 54 years resident in Glastonbury in the said district, who being by me first duly sworn, according to law, doth, on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late act of Congress, entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionay war:" That he, the said Isaac Loveland on the 2d day of May 1778 enlisted in Hartford in the state of Connecticut in the company commanded by Captain John Barnard of the Regt commanded by Col. Samuel Wylly in the Connecticut line to serve for three years; that he continued to serve in the said corps, or in the service of the United States until the 4th day of March 1781, when he was discharged from service in [?]Highlands and he enlisted again and in 1782 in the [?] Month of May or June in Capt? Chilss? company in the state of New York.

[The next part is difficult to decipher but includes the following]:

Regt ? then commanded by Col Butler, and that Eben'z Huntington…? said Regt in which Regt he served till the ? of the war, he was discharged. He was in the Battle of Springfield & Elizabeth Town in the State of New Jersey.

… and that he is in reduced circumstances, and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support; and that he has no other evidence now in his power of his said services.

- Sworn to and declared before me, the day and year aforesaid.

- Jonathan Brace Judge of the County Court for the County Aforesaid.

I, Jonathan Brace - Judge, &c. as aforesaid, do certify, that it appears to my satisfaction, that the said Isaac Loveland - did serve in the revolutionary war, as stated in the preceding declaration, against the common enemy, for the term of

(and that he is in ?? & much assistance of his Country)

nine months, on the continental establishment; and I now transmit the proceedings and testimony taken and had before me, to the Secretary for the Department of War, pursuant to the directions of the aforementioned act of Congress.

June the 18th 1818 - Jonathan Brace Judge as aforesaid - June 18th 1818 Sealed with the seal of said Court by direction of the Hon. Jonathan Brace who is the Presiding Judge of said Court - Thomas Chester Clerk

The reverse was entirely handwritten as follows:

State of Connecticut for County of Hartford June 18th 1818.

Personally appeared before me William Weare & Grove Barnard, both of the City of Hartford, who are both known to me and are ?reliable witnesses and made Solumn Oath both were well acquainted with Isaac Loveland, who inlisted into the company commanded by Capt John Barnard in the Regt commanded by Col Samuel Wylly for three years & that he served out said ? as stated in the witness affidavit but that they have no knowledge of his service afterwards, and that they believe the witness named Loveland who is now present to be the Same man who served in Said company and Reg't as stated his affidavit before me

- Jonathan Brace Judge of the County Court for the County of Hartford aforesaid.