Pension of Moses Locke

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PENSION of Moses Locke


Know all men by these presents that I Elijah Locke of Loudon in the County of Rockingham State of New Hampshire, husbandman, have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appointed Richard ______ of Concord in said County and State my true and lawful attorney to ask and receive of the Government of the United States the bounty land due my father Moses Locke, late deceased and formerly a soldier during the Revolutionary War - and the said ___ had full power and lawful authority to procure any evidence necessary respecting said land in my name, and to appoint any agent or agents as attorney to transact and business relative to said bounty land - and also to obtain all legal and necessary titles to said land from the Government aforesaid, witness my hand and seal this third day of December 1818. - Elijah Locke

State of New Hampshire, Rockingham SS, Concord, Dec. 3, 1818
Personally appearing the above named Elijah Locke acknowledged the forgoing instrument by him subscribed to be his voluntary act and deed before me.
Charles Walker, Jr., Justice of the Peace

State of New Hampshire
To whom these presents shall concern -
Know ye that Elijah Locke is one of the heirs at law to the estate of Moses Locke, deceased, the said Elijah being the respected son of said ___ as appears by satisfactory evidence now before me.
In testimony where of I have unto set my hand and have affixed the seal of said Court this first day of January 1819.
Judge of Probate

To the Honorable Secretary of War
Sir - Please to deliver to Enoch Lincoln, Esq. member of Congress, the land warrant granted in favor of the heirs at law of Moses Locke, late a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Loudon, January 12, 1819
Elijah Locke
Witness Isaac Virgin

I Robert B. Wilkins of Concord in the County of Rockingham in the State of New Hampshire on oath declare that I was personally acquainted with Moses Locke, late of Epsom in said County, deceased and I know that he was a private soldier in the New Hampshire line in the Continental Revolutionary Army and faithfully served during the war and was honorably discharged for I repeatedly saw his discharge and am positive that Moses Locke late of Epsom aforesaid, deceased, is the very same person who rendered the services above stated.
And I further declare that I was a Lieutenant in the New Hampshire line aforesaid from the 19th of April 1781 until the Revolutionary Army was disbanded in the year 1783 and knew said Locke as well as I did any other soldier of said line, and was intimate with him after he was discharged and returned home.
Robert B. Wilkins