The State of South Carolina
Personally appeared before me the under signed a Justice of the peace in and for the District of Pickens Capt. William Guest who being duely sworn deposeth and saith that by reason of old age and consequent loss of memory he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his service but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below and in the following grade viz a Private he this deponent entered the service in the year 1777 a volunteer under Capt. Elijah Isaacs in the month of June he thinks and was attached to Col. Ben Cleaveland regiment and ^served^ three months and was dismissed in the fall of the year after having guarded a fort on the yadkin river which he cannot recollect the name of he then returnd home and remained untill March 1779 when he volunteered under Capt. Moses Guest in a company of mounted Infantry and was a gain under Col. Ben Cleaveland and was march to Long Island on holston and wattauga and took some deserters who had deserted from our army and some Tories prisoners and served not less than seven months ^7 mo^ he thinks more he then
was at ^went^ home but a short as the times were so troublesome he could not stay at home he again in the year 1780 some time in early part of the spring turned out under Capt. M. Guest and joined Col. Campbells regiment after having been on several Scouting parties after the tories and was under him at Furgusons defeat on Kings mountain he thinks in October of the same year and from there he went to the moravan town to where he remained guarding some prisoners untill some time in the Latter part of Dec. or the first of January 1781 he serveved in the time of service not less than nine months he then was sent from there by Col Cleaveland to take care of Jos. Reid who was wounded which he did and carried him home and attended ^9 mo^ on him for three months by which time he so far recovered that he left him in June 1781 turned out a volunteer again under capt Moses Guest, and was march to long Island on holston and was there for some time employed inquest of the tories he then after having staid about one month he was march back to catawber, and there was discharged in October he thinks after having served not less than three month, he is so infirm in body and mind that he cannot state facts with more precision than what he has done he is of opinion and believes that there is arrors committed in his original declaration in consequence of the great haste in which it was Drew up he or the writer has erred, in the date of the yeare in which he first entered the service making it 1775 in place of 1777 he further saith that from march 1779 untill October 1781 he was not employed in any civil pursuit whatever
Sworn to and subscribed before me the 9th Oct. 1833
F.N. Garvin J.P.
I William L. Keith Clerk of the court for Pickens District in the State aforesaid do hereby certify that Frederick N. Garvin Esquire above named is a Magistrate as above stated and that the signature above purporting to be his is genuine.
Given under my hand and the seal of the Court at Pickens court House this 10th. October 1833
William L. Keith
Clerk of the Court
for Pickens District