Pension of Samuel Lear

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PENSION of Samuel Lear

Commenced on the 4th day of March 1834

State of New Hampshire, County of Merrimack September 8, 1832

Samuel Lear a resident of Epsom in the County of Merrimack and State of New Hampshire, aged seventy years, being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on this oath make the following declaration, that he enlisted in the army of the United States in the year 1780 with Jonathan Locke and Nathaniel Goss and served in the Col. Henry Dearborn's Regiment of the Continental line, under the following named officers:
That he enlisted at Rye in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire in May 1780 for six months under Jonathan Locke and Nathan Goss a committee for the town of Rye aforesaid, and marched to Kingstown NH, passed muster there and marched directly to West Point and thence joined the company commanded by Lt. Jonathan Cilley, was under his command a few weeks thence under Lt. Cass, went from West Point to Orangetown, New York, thence to English Neighborspond (?) so called, thence to a place called Hacksmetack, thence back to Orangetown, thence to West Point, thence to Soldiers Fortune, where he was taken out of his company as a guard and put under the command of Capt. Ebenr Frye, Lt. Blodgett and Ens. Richards, and marched down the River about eight miles to a village (the name of which he cannot remembet) where he served until the expiration of the six months and was there honorably discharged by Lt. Cass who came from Soldiers Fortune to the village above mentioned and brought his discharge which was afterwards sent to Exeter, NH to get his pay and had never been able to find it since.
That the above mentioned service was in Col. Henry Dearborn's Regiment in the Continental Line.

Samuel Lear