|The State of Indiana }
County of Tippecanoe}
On this twenty-eighth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty, personally appeared before me a Notary Public with and for said County and State, Henry Gates aged fifty nine years on the 20th day of December 1849, a resident of the County of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana, who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Henry Gates who was a private in the Company of Riflemen commanded by Colonel Tupper in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that he volunteered at Urbanna in the State of Ohio on or about the 20th day of June 1812 to serve for the space of six months, that immediately after such volunteering the said company was, under the direction of Governor Meigs of the State of Ohio, detached and employed there as a Company of Rangers to guard the frontiers against the depredations of the Indians that said company was actively employed in such service until late in the fall of 1812, and that this deponent and others of said company returned home on or about the 30th day of October 1812, that this deponent with the other members of said company was again called out by Governor Meigs in the spring of 1813 (the precise time not recollected) and was again employed in such ranger service until on or about the last day of November 1813 when he was honorably discharged from service, but this deponent never received a written discharge. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which he may be entitled under the Act granting Bounty Land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States : passed September 28, 1850.
Affidavit for War of 1812 Bounty Land
3 April 1855
Tippecanoe Co., Indiana
STATE OF INDIANA, COUNTY OF TIPPECANOE
On this third day of April A. D. One Thousand Eight
fifty-five, personally appeared before me, the Mayor of
the City of Lafayette
within the County and State aforesaid Henry Gates, aged
a resident of Tippecanoe County in the State of Indiana,
who, being duly
sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical
Henry Gates who
was a Private in the Company commanded by Captain James
Gates in the __
Regiment of Ohio Militia commanded by Col. Tupper, in the
war with Great
Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of
June 1812 for
the term of about four months and continued in actual
service in said war
for fourteen days; that he has heretofore made application
for bounty land
under the act of September 28, 1850, and received a Land
No. 2314 for forty acres which he has since legally
disposed of, and
cannot now return.
The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written; and I certify that I know the affiants to be credible persons; that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be and that I have no interest in this claim. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & attach the seal of the City of Lafayette.
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