I John A. Quilty of Fairhaven in the County of Rutland and State of Vermont, late Second Lieut. of 2nd Battery of Vermont Volunteers on oath depose and say that George S. Laird was a private in said Battery and that he died at the Hospital at Camp Parrapet Carrolton L. a. on the 23d day of August 1862, with Fever and chronic darrhea disease which he contracted while in the service of the United States and in the line of his duty
Late 2nd Lieut 2nd Battery of Vermont Volunteers
Subscribed and sworn to this ___ day of May 1863
Before me --
I send you form of an affidavit for you to make a copy or amend in any respect you may desire, make oath to the same & return to me, I am prosecuting a claim for his widow for a pension & the department writt me that the official evidence at the Adjutant General's office as to Laird's death is incomplete. I write you from the fact it
will take so long to get a certificate from Capt. Holcomb a Lieut John W Chace you having been acquainted with Laird previous to his enlisting and being in the service at the time of his death, can more readily give me the required proof than any other commissioned officer. I wish you to make the affidavit in your own hand writing make oath to it before a Justice of Peace & return it to me as soon as may be and greatly me in behalf of the widow.
I am Sir very respectfully
Your obt. Servt.
Josiah Q. Hawkins