Bounty Land Application

William T. Dickson

Act of March 3, 1855


                             Bounty Land Claim

                          Form of Declaration for

                       Surviving Officer or Soldier.

State of Arkansas,


County of Pike,

On this eleventh day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five,

personally appeared before me, I.D. Wall a Justice of the Peace, duly

authorized to administer oaths within and for the County and State

aforesaid, William T. Dickson aged 55 years, a resident of Pike County in

the State of Arkansas, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that

he is the identical Wm. T. Dickson who was a Private in the Company

commanded by Captain James Rogers in the 2d (as he believes) Regiment of

Tennessee Volunteers commanded by Col. Haines in the war against the

Seminole Indians; that he volunteered at Jackson County, Tennessee on or

about the 1st day of February A.D. 1818 for the term of six months and

continued in actual service in said war for the term of six months and was

honorably discharged at Columbia, Tenn(essee) on the (blank) of (blank) A.D.

1818 on account of (the) expiration of term of service as will appear by

the muster rolls of said Company.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to

which he may be entitled under the "Act granting additional bounty land to

certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service

of the United States," approved March 3, 1855. And refers to his former

declaration made under act of 1850 upon which he applied for Land Warrant

No. _______, for ____ acres, which he having never received, (and) is not

within his power to return.

He further declares that he has not received a warrant for bounty land under

any other act of Congress, nor made any application therefor, than the one

above referred to, under act of 1850 upon which (he) applied for, the said

Land Warrant, No. ________, for ____ acres, and the one now presented.

                              William T. Dickson

We, Abner H. Hancock and Elijah Kelley, Senr., residents of Pike County,

Arkansas, upon our Oaths, declare that the foregoing declaration was signed

and acknowledged by Wm. T. Dickson in our presence, and that we believe from

the appearance and statements of the applicant, that he is the identical

person he represents himself to be.

                               Abner H. Kelley

                             Elijah Kelley, Sen.

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 testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of

office, at office in the County of Pike, State of Arkansas, the day and year

first above written.

                              I.D. Wall, J.P.


                      Know All Men By These Presents:

That, I, William T. Dickson, of the County of Pike and State of Arkansas,

have constituted and appointed Wm. K. Sebastian of Washington City, D.C. my

true and lawful Attorney, irrevocably, for me and in my name, to prosecute

and received from the United States the Bounty Land certificate, or warrant,

due me under existing Laws granting Bounty Land for services rendered in the

United States in the different wars, and generally to do all lawful acts and

things whatsoever touching the premises, and an attorney or attorneys under

him, for the purpose aforesaid to make, and at his pleasure to revoke,

hereby confirming all and whatsoever my said attorney shall in my name

legally do, or cause to be done, in the premises.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this thirteenth

day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five.

                         William T. Dickson (Seal)

Acknowledged and subscribed before the undersigned, Clerk of the Circuit

Court of Pike County, in the State of Arkansas.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of

office, at office in the town of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, this thirteenth day

of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five.

                           Wm. R. McFarlin, Clk.


Bounty Land Application of William T. Dickson, Act of March 3, 1855,

National Archives, Washington, D.C.


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