This is to certify that Alexander Gordon, a private soldier in my company in the first South Carolina Continental Regiment, is intitled to a warrant & grant for two hundred acres of land within this State, agreeable to a resolution of Congress & an Act & Ordinance of the said State. Witness my hand this third day of May 1784 and in the eighth year of the Independence of America.
Felix Warley, Major So Carolina line To all singular the Commissioners of Location the State of So Carolina
Honourable Sir I find me intitled to the pay of a soldier in the Continental line agreeable to the within and former declaration agreeable to the Act and records at Washington you will remit or send my pay to Springfield, Robertson County State of Tennessee. In my former declaration was to be sent to Nashville Tennessee but will be convenient to Springfield at which place my attorney will be duly authorized to receive the same agreeable to law as I can scarsely dissern day from night by affliction. Sir if you should require anything more in regard to proof be pleased to give me that information that is requested to obtaining my pay as I believe I am entitled as much as any on earth. I am sir your very obedient servant
Came before me Joel Moore a Justice of the Peace for the County of Robertson in the State of Tennessee personally appeared this day James Doss and Andrew Washington of the said County who did severally make oath that Alexander Gordon by whom the above declaration was made and subscribed is well known to them to be the person therein described and that he is genuinely reported and believing to have been a soldier in the Army of the Revolution in the manner as therein stated and that the said declaration was made and suscribed by the said Alexander Gordon in their presence on the day and date thereof __mentioned in said declaration as witness my hand this the twenty fifth of October in the Year of One Thousand and Eight Hundred and Twenty Eight
Joel Moore Justice of the Peace
I William Seal, Clerk of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Session__for the County of Robertson in the State of Tennessee do hereby certify that Joel Moore before whom the foregoing affidavit were sworn was at that time a Justice of the Peace for the said County and duly impowered to administer oaths in testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at office this 10th day of November 1828 and 53rd year of American Independence
Wm Seal, Clerk of Robertson County Court
Sir, I received your advices dated December 22, 1828 which informed me that my declaration was not fully specific enough to draw my pay under the Act of May the 15th, 1828. Sir, I hereby agreeable to your advices make this part of my declaration to be annexed to my former. I first declare I was enlisted by Captain Martin, and it was for an during the war and served under Captain Felix Warley until its termination on in the first South Carolina Regiment commanded by General Pinckney in the Continental line at which time I was hororably dischared by and was &__ my discharge is lost or mislaid so that I cannot send you the same. But I have a certificate for my land I was to draw which I have never drawn as yet to which I will send to you for further proof unto which you will inclose the same and send to me again. I also declare to the best of my knowledge that I did receive certificate for the reward of eighty dollars under the resolve of Congress passed the 15th of May 1778 and I further declare that I was not on the pension list of the United States on the 15th of May eighteen hundred and twenty eight as witness my hand this the twenty fourth of February eighteen hundred and twenty nine.
Signed and acknowledged before us whose oaths is to the former declaration.
Signed, ? Andrew Washington
Alexander Gordon in the County of Robertson in the state of Tennessee has applied to the Secretary of the Treasury for the benefits of the act, entitled "An Act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the Revolution," approved the 15th of May, 1828. He states that he enlisted in the Continental line of the army of the Revolution, for and during the war, and continued until its termination, at which period he was a private in Captain Warley's company, in the first regiment of the South Carolina line; and that he received a certificate for the reward of eighty dollars, provided by the resolve of the 15th of May 1778; and further, that he was not on the 15th day of May, 1828, on the pension list of the United States, and that he has received as a pensioner since the 3rd of March, 1826, nothing. The Third Auditor is requested to report how far the several statements are corroborated by the records in his office.
By order of the Secretary
It further appears that Alexander Gordon is not now on the pension list of any agency, and has not been so since the 3rd March 1826. The name of Alexander Gordon cannot be found among those of the South Carolina line, to whom Certificates for the gratuity of eighty dollars was issued.
Short note from the War Dept dated May 7, 1829
The records of this office do not shew that Alexander Gordon of the So Carolina line has received or is entitled to bounty land, signed Robert Taylor