Resolution adopted by Congressman George N. Briggs to provide pension to “Body Servant of Gen. Washington.” [Vermont phoenix., January 27, 1843]

Vermont Phoenix _ 27 January 1843, p. 3 _ 'Body Servant of Gen. Washington'

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Body Servant of Gen. Washington.

On motion of Mr. Briggs, a resolution was adopted instructing the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions to inquire into the expediency of allowing a pension to John Cary, who says that he was the body servant of General Washington, and was present with him at the defeat of Braddock and the surrender of Cornwallis, and that he is 112 years old.

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Vermont Phoenix, Jan. 27, 1843

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