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Abstract

The pension narratives and associated documents published in this issue are held in M804, Record Group 15, Records of the Veterans Administration, National Archives. Goodwillie and Cook here present selected documents from each file in annotated transcription, rendered exactly as written. We made sure to include a service narrative if one existed, as well as any testimonials that revealed additional detail about the veteran’s service. We have also included any affidavits and correspondence from Shakers who wrote in support of a pension application, or at least referenced them in the headnote.

Altogether, this special issue of ACSQ contains 28 pension files for Shaker Revolutionary Veterans, as well as supplementary biographies for five veterans supplied by Leonard L. Brooks, Retired Director, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and Shaker Library, New Gloucester, Me.

  • Samuel Banta, 199
  • Issachar Bates, 200
  • Theodore Bates, 208
  • Francis Bedle, 212
  • Samuel Blood, 217
  • Abner Bonnel, 220
  • Justus Brewster, 223
  • Amos Buttrick, 226
  • Pitman Cook, 235
  • Benjamin Cox, 240
  • Nathaniel Draper, 242
  • Charles Eades, 246
  • Samuel Harris, 249
  • Ezekiel Hatch, 253
  • Prince Hatch, 256
  • John Houston, 260
  • Henry Hutton, 265
  • Bennett Libbey, 268
  • James Merril, 272
  • Nathan Merrill, 273
  • Reuben Morris, 275
  • William Patillo, 279
  • John Patten, 282
  • Abijah Pelham, 290
  • Elisha Pote, 294
  • Thomas Rule, 296
  • Samuel Sering, 298
  • Joseph Stout, 307
  • John Wadleigh, 317
  • Benjamin Winchester, 324

Date

10-1-2020

Volume

14

Number

3-4

First Page

198

Last Page

326

Journal Title

American Communal Societies Quarterly

ISSN

1939-473X

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