Saturday, June 7, 2014

Canceled Pension


By the Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada:

Of Artemas Cushman, of the Township of Camden, in the Midland District, setting forth that he volunteered in His Majesty's service during the late war and served as a private in Captain Christopher Fralick's company of Addington Dragoons during which service he had his thigh broken and was otherwise injured by a fall from his horse in the night when conveying a despatch from Kingston to Colonel Johnston's in the fall of 1812, in consequence of which he has been ever since unable to earn his livelihood;--he is often put to much expense for medical attendance; that he was examined before the medical board after the war, and received a certificate and obtained a pension 'till about 1822; that he underwent another examination before Doctors Powell and Macaulay when he had every reason to expect his pension would be continued, but was subsequently informed that there was no money in the treasury, and has lately been given to understand that his name is struck off the pension list, as the commissioners had reported unfavorably on his case and praying relief in the premises.

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