____________________________________________________________________________ Bounty Land Claim Form of Declaration for Surviving Officer or Soldier. State of Arkansas, ss. 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. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.