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Re: Francis Lewis Ditto & Twin, b.9/25/1758
Posted by: Gary Date: April 01, 2000 at 10:38:20
In Reply to: Francis Lewis Ditto & Twin, b.9/25/1758 by Dave Hess of 327

I am including an excerpt from Francis Ditto's court testimony in October 1823 in which he is applying for his pension, and he personally refers to Jacob as his twin brother. The reference to John as his twin appears to come from the orphan administration record for Barbara Deedo which contain more than one inconsistency.

"When I enlisted I was told by the recruiter that I should be sergeant of Horse but I was soon ........ for I served on foot, and or a private. My twin brother of the name of Jacob, with several others, enlisted at the same time and under similar representations, from the recruiting sergeant, but when they found they had been ...... they departed, and earnestly signalling me to do the same but I concluded that my service was so much needed at that time that I would serve my term which was three years. Gen Wayne was ......officer under Washington and Lafayette was with .... .
Soon after my enlistment I joined the army at Valley Forge, when we .... during the winter."



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