Pension Petition for W. B. Hardin
Texas Revolutionary Soldier
Submitted by Patsy Quick

Livingston, Texas
March 12th 1885
Honorable W. L. Upton
Chairman Finance Committee
House of  Representatives, 19th Legislature

Dear Sir:
     We the undersigned citizens of this place and taxpayers respectfully request of  you that you use your influence to have the name of  W. B. Hardin of Polk County placed in the Appropriations Bill
as a Veteran Pensioner with usual pay. Mr. Hardin has before been a Pensioner under all the general pension laws of  Texas. He was in the battle of  San Antonio where he was wounded--He is over 80 years of age--his wife nearly same age is living with him. He has no means of support and is absolutely in indigent circumstances . By attending to this matter you will greatly aid one who is really deserving-- a bona fide Veteran of  the war of the Revolution--and we will take it as a
personal favor to us.

Yours Very Truly,

Signatures on this Petition:
In order of Appearance
(Full names provided by Cannon Pritchard where available) 

W. D. Willis-Clerk of the District Court, Polk Co.-(Walter Demetrius Willis)
A. B. Green-Clerk of the District Court, Polk Co.-(Arthur Berry Green)
In fold-T. T. Crosson-County Judge & Attorney at Law -(Thomas T. Crosson)
M. A. Dunnam-Ex Sherriff of Polk Co.-(Montalvin A.Dunnam)
D. S. Chandler-Treasurer -(David S.Chandler)
J. M. Greer-Merchant -(John Marshall Greer)
Jas. P. Rogers-Minister -(James P. Rogers Methodist Minister)
W. F. Gibson-M. D. -(William F. Gibson)
Y. W. McNeil-Deputy Sherriff -(Young W. McNeil)
M. D. Ford-Atty. at Law -(Martin Dauson Ford)
T. L. Epperson-Co. Comm. Pct. No 1 -(Thaxton L. Epperson)
T. F. Meece-Land Agent -(Theophilus F. Meece)
L. DeWalt-Merchant -(Lucian DeWalt)
T. L. Freeman -(Thomas Lott Freeman)
C. J. Gerlach-Merchant -(Charlie Jerome Gerlach)
D. C. Victery-Farmer -(David C.Victery)
J. H. Shotwell-Farmer -(Joshua H. Shotwell)
W. K. McCardell-Medical Doctor -(William K. McCardell)
W. B. Shotwell-Farmer -(William Bailey Shotwell)
F. D. Bishop Sr.-Hotel Keeper -(Ferdinand D. Bishop Sr.)
W. E. Fitze-Merchant -(William E. Fitze)
J. P. Kale-Merchant -(John P. Kale)
E. V. Doyle-Clerk -(Edgar V. Doyle)
B. M. Fields-Clerk
In fold- I. N. Snell-Merchant -(Isaac Newton Snell)
Davis McCardell-Merchant -(Druggist)
F. B. Henderson-Merchant -(Frank B. Henderson)
E. D. Peters-Merchant -(Elijah David Peters)
J. A. McCardell-Atty at Law
Tom Moore-Atty at Law -(Thomas Moore)
Hill & Corey-Attys -(James Ewing Hill & Robert E. Corey)
T. J. Epperson-Sherriff Polk Co. -(Thomas Jefferson Epperson)

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