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Fenian Raid Pension Grant Application; Laurent Jude Melanson.

 

The following are my transcriptions of three documents of the Fenian Raid Pension Grant Application relating to the pensionable service of my 2nd great grandfather, Laurent Jude Melanson.

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CO6 5/14

28752

FENIAN RAID SERVICE.

THE FENIAN RAID VOLUNTEER BOUNTY ACT.

APPLICATION FOR GRANT.

(This application and the declaration of a comrade in support of the claim, should be sent to The Secretary, Militia Council, Ottawa.)

I,        Jude Melanson       (Name in Full)  of       Jaggin Mines Cumb Co       (P.O. Address)  in the Province of       Nova Scotia      

do hereby apply for a grant under the provisions of The Fenian Raid Volunteer Bounty Act.

The grounds of my application are as follows :-

I was enrolled in the       2D Cumb Regt       and served with it at       Minudie       in the Province of       Nova Scotia       from       Apl       to       May       in the year 1866      

Name of Battalion or Corps       2 Cumb Regt      

Name or number of Company       No. 5      

Name of Captain or Commanding Officer                         

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I have not previously made any application for a grant under the said Bounty Act.

………………………………………………………………

APPLICANT’S DECLARATION

   I,       Jude      of the       Jaggin Mines       of       Cumb       in the Province of       NS      

do solemnly declare that I am the person mentioned in the foregoing application for Volunteer Bounty.

That all the statements made by me in said application are true.

And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath and by virtue of the Canada Evidence Act.

(left side…)

Declared before me at the       J Mines      

of       Cumb Co       in the Province

of       NS       this       11      

day of       Oct       1913      

(right side…)

      Jude Melanson      

      his X mark      

Witness

      A.E. Melanson is signature      

…………

      C Des Bar J. P.      ; A Commissioner, &c.

M.No.53.

4m.5/13.

      Witness      

(over)

Melanson, Jude; Fenian Raid Pension Application (3)


THE FENIAN RAID VOLUNTEER BOUNTY ACT.

COMRADE’S DECLARATION.

I,       A E Melanson       of the       Jaggin Mines       of       Cumb Co       in  the Province of       Nova Scotia       do solemnly declare that I personally know       Jude Melanson       of       Jaggin Mines       in the Province of       N Scotia       who has applied to the Militia Department for a grant under the terms of The Fenian Raid Volunteer Bunty Act, on account of service performed by him with the       2 Cumb Regt       (Name of Corps) and I identify him as the       Jude Melanson       (Name of Claimant) who served as a       Private       (Rank) in and with the said       2 Cumb Regt       (Name of Corps) on active service at       Minudie       in the Province of       N S       in the month of       Apl       in the year of 1866      

And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath and by virtue of the Canada Evidence Act.

(Left side…)

Declared before me at

      Jaggin Mines      

of       Cumb Co      

in the Province of       N S       

this       11      

day of       Oct 1913      

(Right side…)

      A. E. Melanson       (Declarant’s signature)

…………

      C Des Barrs J.P.        (A Commissioner, &c.)

Witness

(over)

Melanson, Jude; Fenian Raid Pension Application (1)


M.T.

28752

Address reply to The Secretary, Militia Council, Headquarters, Ottawa, Canada.

And quote number       F.B.      

Stamp in right margin:

DEPT, MILITIA & DEF????; MAY 14 1??4; H.Q.; CANADA

DEPARTMENT OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE,

Ottawa,       May 6, 1914      

Re GRANT TO FENIAN RAID VETERANS.

1866 and 1870.

Sir,

With reference to your application for the Fenian Raid Volunteer Bounty, the following information is required. Please write your answer in the space provided against each question and return this paper to headquarters.

Name of Captain       John Conham      

Name of Regiment       No 2 Cumberland      

Name of Number of Company       No 4      

Name of your Commanding Officer whilst on Active Service       John Conham      

Dates upon which you claim to have been on Active Service       Mch & April date not remembered      

Rank held whilst on Active Service       Private      

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant

      Jude Melanson      

       his X mark      

      Chas. L. Pauet       (Secretary, Militia Department)

Jude Melenson, Esq.,

Jaggin Mines, Cumberland Co., N.S.

M.F.A. 1036.

_______________

10m-6-12.

H.Q. 1772-39-636.

Melanson, Jude; Fenian Raid Pension Application (2)

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