In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, passed June 7, 1832
State of New Hampshire
County of Merrimack ss:
On the Sixth day of September, 1832, personally appeared in open court, before the Judges of the Superior Court of judicatio for said county, now sitting, James Drake, a resident of Pittsfield in the County of Merrimack and State of N. H., aged 75 years, who being first 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 June 7, 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein stated:
that he enlisted at Epping in the County of Rockingham in the state of New Hampshire the last of October in 1775 for two months under Capt Simon Martin Ens Edgerly in New Hampshire line marched to Portsmouth was then stationed at Gov Wentworths Buildings near his house served out there and its vicinity the full time of two months and there honorably dismissed but did not take a written discharge.
That he enlisted at Epping aforesaid the first of February AD 1776 for two months under Capt Martin above, Lieut Sanborn, Ens Edginly in Col Waldren Regt in New Hampshire line, marched directly to Winter Hill, Stationed there at what was called Teel House served there the full term of two months out and then honorably dismissed but not with a written discharge. That he entered at Epping aforesaid the first day of October AD 1776 for two months under Capt