____________________________________________________________________________ Declaration to be made by a surviving Officer or Soldier claiming additional Bounty Land. State of Arkansas, ss. County of Pike, On this 2d day of July, 1856, before me, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the county and State aforesaid, personally appeared William T. Dickson, aged 56 years, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical William T. Dickson who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Rogers, in the 2d Regiment of Mounted Volunteers of Tennessee, commanded by Col. Haynes. That he volunteered at Gainesboro, Jackson Co., in the State of Tennessee, on or about the _____ day of January, 1818 and was honorably discharged at Columb(ia), Tennessee, on or about the _____ day of April, 1818. He further states, that about the year 1851 he made application to the Pension office for Bounty Land Warrant for said services, that he has been informed that Bounty Land Warrant No. 32605 for 80 acres, (was) issued under the act of 28th Sept. 1850 from Pension office, by reason of said service. He further states that said Warrant has never come to his possession, that he has never sold nor assigned said Warrant & that he is informed that a caveat has been filed in the Gen(era)l Land Office. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the additional Bounty Land, to which he is entitled under the Act of March 3d, 1855, never having received Bounty Land except as above stated, and he hereby constitutes and appoints W.K. Sebastian, of Arkansas, his Attorney to prosecute his claim and procure his warrant. Hereby authorizing and empowering Attorney to obtain from the proper authorities which his said service may be recorded, and to procure any and all other evidence that may be necessary to establish his claim, as fully as he might or could do if personally present, and revoking and countermanding all other authority that may have been given for the above specified purpose. William T. Dickson Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me, the day and year first above written, and on the same day personally came before me William Kelley and Elijah Kelley, residents of Arkansas, to me known as creditable witnesses, who being duly sworn according to law, declare that they are personally acquainted William T. Dickson, who has made the foregoing declaration, that they were present and saw him subscribe & sworn to said declaration, and that from their personal acquaintance with him, they believe that he is the identical person who performed the military services, and they further swear that they are disinterested in his claim. William Kelley Elijah Kelley Sworn to, and subscribed before me, and I certify that I am not interested in the claim, or concerned in its prosecution, and I believe that the claimant is the person he represents himself to be. I.D. Wall, J.P. ____________________________________________________________________________ State of Arkansas, County of Pike, I, Wm. R. McFarlin, Clerk of the County Court in and for the County and State above named, do hereby certify that I.D. Wall, Esq., before whom the foregoing affidavits were made, and who has thereunto signed his name, was at the time of so doing a Justice of the Peace, in and for the County and State above named, duly commissioned and sworn, that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit, and that his signature thereto is genuine. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my official seal, this 4th day of July A.D., 1856. Wm. R. McFarlin, Clerk by WM. J. Kelley, D.C. ____________________________________________________________________________ Committee on Printing U.S.S. November 9, 1857 Dear Sir: On January the 14, 1856 I enclosed you at the instance of Hon. R.W. Johnson, application of Wm. T. Dickson for additional Bounty Land under act of March 3, 1855 and have not been advised, as yet, what disposition, if any, has been made of the application by your department. John Dickson's application was enclosed at the same time and a warrant issued on the 3d of April 1857 for 80 acres, No. 45,780. G.D. Royston, Esq., Washington, Ark. is the attorney in both cases. Will you please inform me as soon as practicable of your action in the case of Wm. T. Dickson. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J.K. Rogers for R.W. Johnson Hon. Geo. C. Whiting Commissioner of Pensions. ____________________________________________________________________________ Supplemental 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.