Isaiah Phipps, Revolutionary War service affidavit

This document was found by chance on the back of a document within the Judicial Court case files. Obviously, the usefulness of this item was past and the clerk, being resourceful used the blank back side to record case information. (The original is located in RG5.F.1: Undated, Lashbrooks vs. Henderson)

State of Tennessee, Washington County

Jacob Hunter maketh oath that a certain Isaah Phipps of this County is old and infirm and unable to support himself by manual labor that he has been a soldier during the revolutionary War as he has reason to believe that he, this deponent has seen a regular discharge that he had from the Army and that said Isaah informed this deponent that he had been wounded in the late war and that the said Isaah is at this time unable frequaintly (sic) to take common sustenance. 4th August 1812

Jacob Hunter

The document goes on to record that Jacob Hunter was allotted $30 for the care and maintenance of Isaiah Phipps for the year (August term 1812)