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Adam Addams
Revolutionary War Serice
March 28, 1818
Pension application of Adam Adams (Addams) S34623
Transcribed by Will Graves
Maryland, Charles County
Be it remembered that on this 28th day of March 1818 before the subscriber an associate Judge
of the first Judicial District of the State of Maryland (comprising the Counties of St. Mary's, Charles
and Prince Georges) Personally appeared Adam Adams a free black citizen of Charles County in the
District and State aforesaid, and being duly sworn on the Hole Evangelist of Almighty God Deposeth
and saith, that he enlisted as a private soldier with Lieutenant John Mitchell in Captain Henry Gaither's
Company first Maryland Regiment in May 1777, for and during the continuance of the war, and that he
continued to serve as such until duly discharged in November 1783, when the Maryland line was
discharged at Annapolis and that by reason of his reduced circumstances in life, he is now in need of
assistance from his Country for support.
S/ Edmund Key
First Judicial District of Maryland, Charles County

On this 5th day of June 1820 personally appeared in open court being a Court of record for said
County Adam Addams aged fifty seven years, resident in Charles County in said District, who being
first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as
follows: In the first Maryland Regiment commanded by General William Smallwood in a company
commanded by Captain Henry Gaither attached to the Maryland line, that the time he served in the
American revolutionary war was from the year 1776 to the year 1783, that the date of the original
declaration is the 28th day of March 1818, the number of his pension certificate is 327. And I do
solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that
I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property, or any part thereof
with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of Congress
entitled “An act provide for certain engaged in the land & naval service of the United States in the
revolutionary war” passed on the 18th day of March 1818; and that I have not nor has any person in
trust for me, any property or securities, contracts or debts due to me, nor have I any income other than
what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed.

Schedule of my property and income:
2 Draught horses-- 2 milch cows-- 4 yearlings, 1 calf, 3 hogs, 40 dollars annual income from the State
of Maryland. S/ Adam Addams, X his mark
And I do solemnly swear that my occupation is that of a farmer, that I am unable to derive a sufficient
competency therefrom to support my family, the number, ages and names of which are as follows:
Ann Addams my wife age 36 years
Pamelia Addams 14 Ditto
Eleanor Addams 9 Ditto
John Addams 8 ditto
Robert Addams 6 ditto
Richard Addams 4 ditto
Lydia Addams 3 months
All of which live with me and contribute but little towards their support. Sworn to and declared by me
Adam Addams the day and date herein before written.
Before S/ John Barnes, C
of Charles County Court
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