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Full text of "Minutes, 1775-1778"

MINUTES 

OF THE 

ALBANY COMMITTEE 

OF 

CORRESPONDENCE 

1775- 1778 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

SCHENECTADY COMMITTEE 

1775- 1779 

AND 

INDEX 



Prepared for publication by 
The Division of Archives and History 

ALEXANDER C. FLICK Ph.D., LItt. D. 

Director and State Historian 



VOLUME II 

ALBANY 
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 

1925 




J. B. LYON COMPANY 
OENERAL PRINTERS 
ALBANY - NEW YORK 



INTRODUCTION 



In the introduction to volume 1, Doctor Sullivan referred (p. iv) to the 
existence of a portion of the records of the Schenectady district committee. 
Similar committees existed in all of the districts of the county, which then 
included the present counties of Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Wash- 
ington (southern part), Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene (in part) and 
Schoharie (in part). A number of letters and petitions from these dis- 
trict committees are found in the printed sources already mentioned (vol. 
1 , p. vii) ; there is a single extract from the minutes of the Claverack Com- 
mittee of March 21-23, 1777, in the Calendar of Historical Manuscripts 
relating to the War of the Revolution, 1 :659. 

As the minutes of the Schenectady Committee are the only records of 
any district committee that have even partially survived to the present it 
seems entirely fitting to print them as a supplement to the record of the 
larger parent body. 

The activities of the Schenectady Committee were almost as multitudinous 
as those of the Albany Committee ; this is naturally so because the larger part 
of the minutes of the Albany Committee itself records the action of that 
body when functioning simply for the city of Albany and immediate 
vicinity. Matters of importance for the county were considered, when 
time permitted, only at meetings of which the other districts received notice 
and to which they sent their delegates. It is not necessary therefore to 
describe the work of the Schenectady Committee beyond the statement 
that at times the reader feels even a little closer to the frontier of conflict 
than in the case of the Albany record; if we had the minutes of the com- 
mittees of Schoharie and Saratoga and Cambridge, this feeling would 
probably be still stronger. 

The Manuscripts 

The original minutes were still in existence 50 years ago, for Judge 
Sanders writes as follows: 

I have before me a minute book of 1 62 closely written pages, kept by that com- 
mittee and their successors, now belonging to the library of Union College, presented 
to that institution as a valuable relic of our Revolutionary trials by our fellow- 
citizen, Edward Rosa, Esq. ; and although deeply interesting on each page, I can 
only select a few items or extracts to show how patriotic, multiform, and extensive 
were the duties and labors of that committee ; and, in the mass of interests, even that 
selection is difficult.^ 



^ Sander*, John, Centennial Address relating to the Early History of Schenectady, and its First 
Settlers: delivered at Schenectady, July 4th, 1876, (Albany, 1879), page 275. 

1005 



1 006 Introduction 



John H. Munsell ^ may have had the original minutes as his text in places 
varies considerably from Sanders; it is worthy of note, however, that he 
uses no material not in Sanders except the extract of May 26, 1 775, which 
is also found in Carpenter's publication. Judge Yates," writing still later, 
implies that he had access to the original minutes, but this is somewhat doubt- 
ful; at any rate, he gives nothing not already found in Sanders. More 
recently, Willis T. Hanson, Jr.,^ made a determined search for the missing 
record but without result. 

The present publication is made from three entirely distinct portions of the 
record, each of which has its own history. These are : 

1 May 6, 1775. to May 27, 1776 12 months, 22 days 
Wanting 7 months, 1 7 days 

2 Jan. 15, 1777, to Feb. 7, 1778 12 months, 23 days 
Wanting 16 months, 7 days 

3 June 15. 1779. to Aug. 18, 1779 2 months. 4 days 

We have, therefore, the proceedings for 2 years, 3 months, 1 9 days out of 
a period of 4 years, 3 months, 1 3 days covered by the extreme dates. As 
we do not know how much longer the committee continued to function, we 
can not determine what percentage this may be of the entire life of the 
committee. 

The source of part 1 is the American Historian and Quarterly Genealogical 
Record, of which four numbers were issued in 1876 and which then ceased 
publication. So large a part of this little periodical was devoted to the minutes 
of the Schenectady Committee that the following description is of interest: 

1 he American Historian and Quarterly Genealogical Record, "edited by the 
Historical Society " and pubHshed by Mr E. Z. Carpenter under a Schenectady 
imprint, is now practically unknown. Indirectly, from the publisher, the writer has 
learned the history of this little magazine. There was no " Historical Society " as 
indicated on the title page of the publication and Mr Carpenter had no associates 
in the enterprise. He was sole editor, proprietor and printer, setting his own type 
and using a hand press which he still has. The numbers were given to friends as 
printed, and but seventy-five copies of each were issued.* 



' Howell, George Rogers, and Munsell, John H., Hisiory of the County of ScheneclaJy, /V. Y. 
from 1662 to 1886, (N. Y., 1886); published with Howell, George Rogers, cind Tenney, Jonathan, 
Bicentennial History of Albany^, 1886, but with separate title page, index and paging. The introduc- 
tion shows that Munsell was responsible for this history and it is referred to by his name in the 
accompanying footnotes. 

2 Yates, Austin A., Schenectady County, New York; its History to the Close of the Nineteenth 
Century, (1902). 

^Author of A Hisiory of Schenectady during the Revolution (1916). 

* Hanson, op. cil., p. 18. The publication in the American Historian is referred to in the notes as the 
Carpenter record. 



Introduction 1 007 



Part 2, covering 1 777 and the beginning of 1 778, was transcribed from 
photostat copies of the original record in the Library of Congress (Force Col- 
lection). Its history before its acquisition by Peter Force is not known. It 
comprises seventy-six pages of the usual folio size and is the original record in 
the handwriting of the several secretaries; in various places, as indicated by 
footnotes in the present printed copy, there are also signatures of other indi- 
viduals subscribed to oaths, etc. The relation of this record to the minute 
book of 162 pages is an unsolved question. As no extract of minutes of this 
period are given and no references made by any Schenectady historian, except 
Hanson who used the Force record, it might be inferred that these minutes 
were not included in the volume. It is also possible that the minutes of the 
earlier years of the committee, including this period, were copied into the 
volume by a later secretary, who discarded the original record, a portion of 
which later found its way into the hands of Force. 

Part 3 covers a small part of 1 779. It is transcribed from a copy, made 
almost certainly within the past 50 years by an unknown copyist; it was 
written with indelible pencil on thirty-eight sheets of modern paper, 8 by 10 
inches in size. Found in a second-hand dealer's store and regarded as of no 
value, it was secured by Mrs Charlotte T. Luckhurst, a local historian inter- 
ested in the history of Schenectady and the Mohawk valley, who at once 
realized and appreciated its character and importance. Shortly thereafter, in 
1922, she presented it to the New York State Library. As Sanders gives 
extracts of minutes of this period, taken from the minute book, it seems likely 
that this copy was made either directly from that book or from an earlier copy 
of this portion of the book. 

This volume has been edited in accordance with the rules indicated in the 
previous volume. 

Peter Nelson 

Assistant State Historian 
June 15, 1925 



SCHENECTADY COMMITTEE 



Proceedings, part 1 

^At a meeting of the freeholders & Inhabitants of the Township of Schenec- 
tady, the 6**^ of May, 1 775, the following persons were unanimously Chosen 
to be a Committee of Correspondance, safety & protection for said Township, 
viz: 

Rinier Minderse, John Sanders, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

Hugh Mitchell, Tobyaus Ten Eyck, 

Henry Glen, John Rosebom, 

Harmanas Wendle, Christopher Yates. ^ 



At a meeting of the above members the 8*^ May, at the house of Robert 
Clench, John Sanders and Tabyus Ten Eyck refused to serve. 



At a meeting of the Committee the 9'^ of May, 1775, at the house of 
William White: 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Harmanas Wendle, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

Henry Glen, John Rosebom, 

Hugh Mitchell, Christopher Yates. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Christopher Yates be Chairman of this 
Committee, and Hugh Mitchell, Clark. 

On motion made. Resolved, that this board hold their meetings at the house 
of William White. 



^ The minutes from the beginning through May 27, 1776, are copied from the American Historian 
and Quarterly Genealogical Record, vol. 1, p. 1-22, 46-65, 81-99 and 133-40. This publication is re- 
ferred to hereafter as the Carpenter record. 

" Both Sanders and Munsell (see introduction) give the list of members, writing the names in the 
more usual forms. By a typographical error, Munsell writes Rimies (instead of Rinier) Mynderse. A 
more important, though perhaps unintentional, change is made by these historians in that they omit John 
Sanders and Tobias Ten Eyck, whose refusal to serve is noted in the record of the first meeting of 
the committee on May 8th, and add Cornelius Cuyler and Jacobus Teller, who were not elected till 
May 27th. 



1010 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made. Resolved, that all the members of this board attend the 
General meeting of the Committee at Albany, the 10'^ Inst/ 



At a meeting of the Committee, 16'^^ May, 1775: 

Present. 
Christopher Yates, Chairman. 
Rinier Minderse, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle, 

James Wilson. 
Rec*^ a letter from the Chairman of the Committee of Albany, acquainting 
this board that Daniel Campbell, Esq"" had a quantity of Gun Powder in 
store at Albany, which he wanted to take out, but they refused him that lib- 
erty until they acquainted this board of the same. 

Having taken the contents of said letter into our consideration, and foresee- 
ing the evil Consequences that may attend the powder falling into the hands 
of our Enemys, Resolved, that this board will purchase the said Powder from 
Daniel Campbell for the use of the Inhabitants of this Township, and others 
who may stand in need thereof." 



At a meeting of the Committee, 20'^ May, 1 775 : 

Rec^ a letter from William Petrey, at the German flatts, informing this 
board that the bearer of said letter, Adam Perse, had heard Colonel Guy 
Johnson desire some Indians to rise in armes and Cut of the Inhabitants. 

Having taken the contents of said letter into our Consideration, Resolved, 
that Adam Perse be examined on oath relative to the contents, which was 
don, and that said letter be answered, which was also don, as Per Coppy 

on file. 

At a meeting of the Committee, 22^ May, 1 775. 

Present. 
Rinier Minderse, Harmanas Wendle, 

John Rosebom, Abraham Oothout, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell. 



^ Sec vol. 1, p. 29. Whether all the Schenectady members were in attendance or merely "returned" 
is not clear. 

- In copying these minutes from the original record, Sanders and Munsell modernized the text, spelling 
and piuctuation. Differences in words also occur which seem to be due to editor or copyist, the 
Carpenter text best representing the manuscript. It has not seemed desirable to call attention to all 
variations but, as an illustration, the Sanders copy of the minutes of this date is here reproduced. 

Received a letter from the chairman of the committee at Albany, acquainting this board that 
Daniel Campbell, Esq., has a quantify of gunpowder in store at Albany, which he wishes to take out, 
but this committee refused him that liberty until they acquainted this board of the same. 

" Having taken the contents of said letter into consideration, and foreseeing the evil consequent that 
may attend the powder falling into the hands of our enemies, 

" Resolved, That this board will purchase the said powder from Daniel Campbell, for the use of the 
inhabitants of this township and others who may stand in need thereof." 



Proceedings, May, 1775 1011 

Abraham Swits, John Vroman & John Clute informed this board that 
they were informed by good authority that one Mr. Fletcher, a school- 
master in this Town, that Colonel Guy Johnson would Com down the river 
with five thousand Indians, and Cut us all of. And further said that it would 
be right, and if he had it in his Power he would do the same, for we were 
all rebels. 

The above report having been taken into Consideration, Resolved, that 
said Fletcher be sent for to know his motives for so saying, and to answer 
to the above Charge. 

Said Fletcher having been twice sent for did not appear. Therefore Re- 
solved, that the Complainents be acquainted therewith. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 23^ May, 1 775 : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman. 

Rinier Minderse, Hugh Mitchell, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle, 

Rec^ two letters — one from Colonel Guy Johnson, representing to this 
board the danger he supposed himself to be in of being taken prisoner by 
the people of this quarter; The other from the Reverend Samuel Kirtland, 
informing this board of his stay at Guy Park. 

On motion made. Resolved, that both letters be answered, which was 
don, as per Coppys on file. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 24'^ May, 1 775 : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman. 

Rinier Minderse, Hugh Mitchell, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle. 

A sub-committee from Albany waited on this board, and informed us that 
they were on their way to Guy park to deliver an answer to the speech made 
by the Mohak Indians, & requested that a sub-committee from this board 
might accompany them thither for said purpose. 



1012 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made, resolved, that Christopher Yates & John Rosebom be 
a Sub-Committee from this board to accompany and assist the members from 
Albany to deliver said answer. 

On motion made. Resolved, that the board do now purchase 338^ lbs. of 
Gunpowder from Daniel Campbell, Esq"" at 3s. Per lb. 

On motion made, Resolved, that said Powder be delivered in Custody to 
John Post & John G. Lansing, and that they dispose of it to the publick as 
hereinafter directed. Said Post and Lansing is ordered to dispose of the 
powder at 35. 9d. per pound, 3s. 1 Od. by the half pound, 4s. by the quarter, 
and not to dispose of any of it to any person who lives out of this Township, 
without an order from a member of the Committee. 

On motion made. Resolved, that advertisements be Emediately struck up 
at the most publick places in this Town, desiring all the Inhabitants of this 
Township to meet here on Saturday, the 27*'^ Inst., at ten o'clock in the fore- 
noon, for the purpose of informing this board how they are provided with 
arms and ammunition, and of appointing two other members in the room of 
Messrs. Sanders & Ten Eyck, who decline serving. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 26*^ May, 1 775 : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Rinier Minderse, Hugh Mitchell, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle. 

Information being given to this board that Elisha Abby, lately from the 
Oneida Castle, had some intelligence to offer to the board relative to Colonel 
Johnson and the Indians. — 

On motion made. Resolved, that said Elisha Abby give his information 
upon oath. 

Received a letter from the Committee of Albany, requesting some of the 
members of this board to attend a General meeting of the Committee there 
the 27*^ Inst., on business of importance. In consequence of said letter, 
Resolved, that Abraham Oothout & Harmanas Wendle be a sub-committee 
from this board to attend said General meeting, at Albany the 27*^ Inst. 

On motion made. Resolved, to request the public at their meeting the 27*^ 
Inst., to appoint Cornelious Cuyler, Esq., & Jecobus Teller to be members 



^ Sanders reads: 335. 



Proceedings, May, 1775 1013 

of this board, in the room of John Sanders and Tabyus Ten Eyck; also, to 
raise three companies of minute men in this Township for its safety, in manner 
following, viz : two companies in the Town & one company in the westina, — 
that each company consist of one Captain, two Lieutenants, four Serjants, 
three Corporals, an drum, and fifty privites to choose their own officers, and 
that when said companys are formed, the Captains to give in, Each, a list 
of his Company to the Committee, and that said companies spend a few 
hours every week in learning the military Exercise. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 27^ May, 1 775 : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

John Rosebom, James Wilson, 

Hugh Mitchell. 

The Inhabitants of this Township being assembled and made acquainted 
with the resolve of the 26* Inst., unanimously agreed to ,the appointment of 
Cornelious Cuyler, Esq., — Jecobus Teller, to be members of this Committee, 
and requested the Committee to appoint the officers for the three minute 
Companies. 

Having taken said request into consideration. Resolved, to appoint the fol- 
lowing persons to be officers in said minute Companys, viz: 

Jelles T. Fondau,^ Captain, 



Andrew Van Petten, 1st Lieut. 
Minairt A. Wemple, 2d lieut. 
Cornelius Van Diek," Captain, 
John Minderse, 1 st Lieut. 
Garret Veder, 2d Lieut. 
John Van Peten, Captain, 
Cornelius Van Slyke, 1st Lieut. 
Mindert R. Wemple,"* 2d Lieut. 



first Company. 



second Company. 



third Company. 



1 Should be Jelles J. Fonda, and so copied by Munsell. 

- Cornelius Van Dyck. Van Dorn, as copied by Munsell, is an error. 

3 Munsell gives this name as Myndert M. Wemple. Mynderl R. Wemple is probably correct; 
Hanson (p. 22) so gives it but does not refer to this appointment under either name in tlie individual 
records of service. 



1014 



Schenectady Committee 



At a meeting of the Committee, 28*^^ May, 1 775 : 

Present. 
Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Rinier Minderse, John Rosebom, 

James Wilson, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller. 

Cornelious Cuyler and Jecobus Teller being now present took their seats. 

A sub-committee from the County of Tryon waited on this board to inform 
us of the state of affairs in that country, which they looked on to be dangerous 
in respect to the Indians, and requested a supply of powder. 

Having taken the above request into consideration. Resolved to furnish 
them with fifty pounds of powder. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 29'^ May, 1 776 [ 1 775] : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 
Rinier Minderse, Cornelious Cuyler, 

James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Hugh Mitchell, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle. 

In consequence of a request of the Committee of Albany to raise one com- 
pany of men for the Continental service, to go to ticantarog,^ Consisting of 
one Captain, one Lieutenant, one Ensign, three Serjants, three Corporals, 
one Drummer, one fifer and fifty privates; 

Resolved, that Cornelious Van Dike is appointed Captain, Benjamin 
Hilton Lieut., & Cornelious Van Slike Ensign for said Company, and that 
the utmost dispatch be made in raising said Company, — Their pay to be as 
follows, viz: 

Serjants, £2. 8. 0. 
£6. 0. 0. ] Corporals, "2. 4. 0. 
"4. 0. 0. U Drummer, "2. 4. 0. 
"3. 0. 0. J fifers, "2. 4. 0. 

privites "2. 0. 0. 



Capt. per month, 
Lieut, per do 
Ensign per do 



all Lawfull 
jnoney of 
New England. 



IT 



iconderoga. 



Proceedings, June, 1775 1015 

On motion made. Resolved, that Every officer and soldier belonging to 
any of the Companys now raised or to be raised within this Township sign 
the association recommended by the Honorable, the Continental Congress, 
and that no person muster, or apear under armes in any of the Companys who 
do not Comply with this resolve. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Instructions be Emediately given to Cap- 
tain Van Dike for raising of his Company. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 3 1 ** May, 1 775 : 

Present. 
Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Rinier Minderse, John Rosebom, 

James Wilson, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller. 

Cap' Van Dike made aplication to this board for provision for his men. 

The board having taken said request into consideration, Resolved, that 
Captain Van Dike's men be boarded for the present at the Houses of John 
Welsh & Robert Marton,^ at the rate of one shilling, N. Y. Currency, per 
day, per man. 

On motion made. Resolved, that all Physicians and others desist from 
inoculation of the small pox for the present, agreeable to a similar resolve of 
the Committee of Albany, and that the same be made publick by advertise- 
ment. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 9*^ June, 1 775 : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 
James Wilson, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller, 

John Rosebom, Abraham Oothout, 

Rinier Minderse, Harmanas Wendle. 



1 Sanders gives the names as "John Wilson and Robert Mosfon (Moyston)"; Munsell follows 
Sanders except that he makes the name in parentheses Moycton. Hanson gives diese names as does 
Carpenter, merely changing Marton to Martin. Of John Welsh he gives no further details; of Robert 
Martin the only added fact is the date of birth, Dec. 2, 1758, He makes no reference to any John 
Wilson but mentions Robert Moyston, born April 24, 1758, died Aug. 3, 1798, and refers to this 
nzime as appearing on the rolls of tfie Schenectady militia. 



1016 Schenectady Committee 

Received a letter from the Committee of Albany, informing this board 
that Captain Van Dike's Company would not be soon wanted to go on service. 

Having taken the Contents of said letter into consideration, Resolved, that 
Captain Van Dike's men be allowed no provision, nor billeting money for 
the future, until their service is wanted, and that those who are not willing 
to continue in the service agreeable to this resolve, be Emediately paid of and 
discharged. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Captain Van Dike's Company spend 
two days in the week in learning the military exercise. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 20'*^ June, 1 775 : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 
Rinier Minderse, John Rosebom, 

James Wilson, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller, 

Harmanas Wendle. 

A letter being received from Henry Glen, Esq"" at N. York, dated the 1 5'^ 
Inst., Resolved, that the said letter be answered, which is don, as per coppy 
on file. 

John Denney being Just Returned from Canada, 

Resolved, that said Denney be Examined under oath Respecting his 
knowledg of publick matters in and about Montreal, which was don 
accordingly. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 22*^ June, 1 775 : 

Present. 
Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Rinier Minderse, Cornelious Cuyler, 

James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Hugh Mitchell, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle. 

A letter being received from Henry Bleeker, Commissary at Albany, re- 
questing this board to furnish with twenty waggons on the publick credit, to 
carry provisions to Lake george: — 



Proceedings, June, 1775 1017 

Having taken the contents of said letter into Consideration, Resolved, that 
said request is Complyed with, and that said Bleeker's letter be answered 
accordingly. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 23^ June, 1 775 : 

Present. 
Christopher Yates, Chairman, 
Rinier Minderse, John Rosebom, 

James Wilson, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller, 

Harmanas Wendle, Abraham Oothout. 

The Reverend Samuel Kirtland, with five Oneida Indians, waited on 
this board, and informed us they were going to Albany to speak to the Com- 
mittee there, and requested some of this board might accompany them. 

This board having taken their request into Consideration, Resolved, that 
John Rosebom is appointed to accompany Mr. Kirtland and said Indians 
to Albany. 

Binjamin Hilton gave in a resignation of his warrent, and Refused 
serving. 

This board having taken the resignation of said Hilton into Consideration, 
Resolved, that the same is axcepted of. 

On motion made. Resolved, that CorneHous Van Slike is appointed to be 
a Lieut, in the room of Binjamin Hilton, and John G. Lansing is appointed 
to be an Ensign in the room of Cornelious Van Slike. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 27*^^ June, 1 775 : 

Present. 
Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Rinier Minderse, Cornelious Cuyler, 

James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Hugh Mitchell. Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle. 

The oneda Indians being returned from Albany and waited on the Com- 
mittee, Resolved, to give said Indians some presents to show them our friendly 
disposition, and that they be entertained while in town, at the House of 
William White. 



1018 Schenectady Committee 

A sub-committee from Albany waited on this board, and informed us that 
they were on their way to the German Flatts, to assist at the counsel to be 
held there with the Indians ; and in consequence of a resolve of the Committee 
of Albany, Requested that a sub-committee from this board might accompany 
them on said business. 

Having taken the request of said Committee into Consideration, Resolved, 
that Hugh Mitchell and Abraham Oothout be a sub-committee from this 
board to assist at the counsel to be held at the german flatts with the Indians. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 6'^ July, 1775: 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Henry Glen, Abraham Oothout, 

Rinier Minderse, Harmanas Wendle, 

John Rosebom, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell. 

A meeting of the inhabitants waited on this board and Laid two letters 
before them: the one directed to Colonel Guy Johnson, and the other Doctor 
Dire of Johnstown, supposed to contain matters of importance. 

On motion made. Resolved, that the letters for Colonel Johnston be opened 
and red, which being don, found to be from John Blackburn, Merchant in 
London, and only relative to their private affaires. 

Henry Glen delivered to this board recruting warrants from the provincial 
Congress for Captain Van Dicke and the other officers of his company. 

On motion made. Resolved, that said warrents be Emediatly delivered 
to the respective persons. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 10'^ July, 1 775: 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Rinier Minderse, John Rosebom, 

James Wilson, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller, 

Henry Glen, Harmanas Wendle. 
Abraham Oothout. 



Proceedings, July, 1775 1019 

John Hughan made aplication to this board for leave to raise a Company 
of Militia, and reported that he had twenty men Ingaged. 

Having taken said request into Consideration, and finding a number of 
those men who wer engaged for said Company have not signed the associa- 
tion. Resolved, this board disaproves of raising said Company. 

Received a letter from Jacob Cuyler, Esq., requesting to know what 
quantity of wheet flower and pease Can be purchased here. Resolved that 
said letter be Emediatly answered. 

Peter B. Vroman, Mindert A. Wemple & Jelles J. Fundau having been 
made an offer of warrents for recruiting by the provincial Congress, all refused 
excepting of them; Therefore Resolved, to recommend John A. Bratt to be 
Captain, John G. Lansing 1st Lieut., and Ahasueras Wendle to be 2d Lieut., 
and that a letter be wrot to the Committee of Albany, recomending them 
in the room of the others who refused serving. 

Information being Given to this board that a quantity of musket balls, the 
property of gorernment, was stored in the House of Margaret Van Antwerp, 
at the westina: — 

Having taken said report into consideration. Resolved, that said balls 
be Emediately sent for and taken into Custody by this board, to be disposed 
of as shall hereafter be Juged necessary. Said balls having been sent for 
and received, weighed 8*^^*- I')''- 8'^'-^ delivered in charge to Harmanas 
Wendle. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 12*^ July, 1775: 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 
Rinier Minderse, Henry Glen, 

James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Hugh Mitchell. Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle, 

Comelious Cuyler. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Christopher Yates, John Rosebom & 
Jecobus Teller be a Sub-committee from this board to attend at the General 
meeting of the Committee at Albany the 13'^ Inst. 



^ Sanders: 8 lb*., 1 oz. 



1020 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 13^^ July, 1 776: 

Present. 
Rinier Minderse, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Henry Glen, Abraham Oothout, 

James Wilson, Harmanas Wendle, 

Hugh Mitchell. 

Orders from General Schuyler to Captain Van Dicke to march Eme- 
diately with his Company to Lake George having been shon to this board by 
Lieut. Lansing, Captain Van Dicke and his first Lieutenant being both 
absent recruiting: — 

This board having taken said orders into Consideration, Resolved, that 
the Company march to-morrow, under the Command of Lieut. Lansing, and 
that the men be ordered to hold themselves in readiness. 

The men being drawn up and made acquainted with this resolve, absolutely 
refused to march without their Captain. 

On motion made. Resolved, that an Express be sent to Captain Van Dicke 
requesting his Emediat return to march with his Company, and that a letter 
be wrot^ to General Schuyler, acquainting him of the reason of the Com- 
pany's Delay. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 14*^ July, 1775: 

Present. 
Henry Glen, Hugh Mitchell, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Harmanas Wendle. 

Received a letter from Christopher Yates, Chairman of Tryon County, 
informing this board of the supposed danger that county was in of being 
invaded by the Indians, and desiring assistance. 

This board having taken the contents of said letter into Consideration, and 
being unable to afford any assistance, Resolved, to inclose said letter in one 
from this board to the Committee of Albany, for their perusel. 

Information being given to this board that Serjant Welsh, with a party 
of men, had gon to Currey Bush and brought in Simon Feder to town in a 
rieoutes manner: — 



1 Sanders: sent. 



Proceedings, July, 1775 1021 

Having taken said report into consideration. Resolved to send for said 
welsh to inquire by what authority or at whose request he went to bring in 
Simon Feder. 

Said welsh having been sent for and pressent, Declared upon oath that 
he was not advised nor directed by any person whatever to bring in said Feder, 
but that him and his party went of their oun accord, and that their intention 
was to bring Simon Feder before the Committee to answer some charges they 
had heard Mr. Dotey and Mr. Hughan had to give in against them. 

On motion made, Resolved, that the Reverand Mr. Dotey and John 
Hughan be both Examined to know what they have to lay to the charge of 
said Feder. 

The ReV^ Mr. Dotey and John Hughan being boath Examined, declaired 
that they had nothing to offer against said Feder. The Reverand Mr. Dotey 
gave the same in writting from under his hand. 



At a meeting of the Committee. 1 7^^ July, 1 775 : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Rinier Minderse, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Henry Glen, James Wilson, 

John Rosebom, Hugh Mitchell, 
Harmanas Wendle. 

Received a letter from the Committee of Albany, requesting this board to 
Equip Captain Van Dicke's Company Compleet for a march. 

Having taken the contents of said letter into our Consideration, Resolved, 
that said letter be complyed with, and that they be furnished with necessaries 
as soon as possible. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Captain Van Dicke Deliver in a pay role 
of his Company from the day of their inlistment untill the 1 ** day of July. 

Received of the Committee of Albany one hundred pounds two shilling, in 
part for the disbursements of this Committee. 

Frederick Fisher applyed to this board for some ball for the use of the 
Inhabitants of Tryon County. 

Having taken said request into Consideration, Resolved, to furnish him with 
two hundred weight of ball, at the rate of forty shillings per hundred. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Captain Van Dicke be furnished with 
fifty weight of balls for the use of his Company. 



1022 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 22^^ July, 1 775 : 

Present. 

Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Rinier Minderse, ' James Wilson, 

Cornelious Cuyler, Harmanas Wendle, 

Henry Glen, Hugh Mitchell, 

Jecobus Teller. 

Received a letter from Christopher Yates, Chairman of the Committee of 
Tryon County, informing this board that about six hundred men were 
assembled in and about Caughnewago, in order to take Alexander White, 
sherrof of said County, into custody for sundree misdemenors, and that said 
white had fled to and was protected by Sir John Johnson, who had fortified 
and put his house in a Posture of defence. Mr. Yates also requested this 
board to send them two field pieces and some amunition. 

Having taken the Contents of said letter into consideration, and not having 
either field pieces or amunition to supply them with, Resolved, that said 
letter be inclosed in one from this board to the Committee of Albany, and sent 
by the Mohok's Express, viz : Jn° Newkirk & Wm. Snook. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 23^ July, 1 775 : 

Present. 
Christopher Yates, Chairman, 

Henry Glen, James Wilson, 

Rinier Minderse, Harmanas Wendle, 

Jecobus Teller, Cornelious Cuyler, 

John Rosebom, Hugh Mitchell. 

A Sub-committee from Albany waited on this board and informed us they 
were on their way to Johnstown to inquire the cause of the disturbances in that 
county, and requested to be Joined by some members of this board. 

Having taken said request into consideration. Resolved, that Henry Glen 
& Harmanas Wendle be a sub-committee from this board to accompany the 
sub-committee from Albany to Johnstown. 

John Funda, from Caughnewago, informed this board that Alexander 
White wqth several others had made their Escape from Johnstown, and was 
supposed to be gon to Canada, and requested that General Schuyler might be 
made acquainted with their Escape that he might order his scouting partys to 



Proceedings, July, 1775 1023 

keep a look out for them, as it was supposed they might have letters of Conse- 
quence about them. John Funda also offered to pay the Expense of an 
Express for said purpose. 

Having taken said Information and request into Consideration, Resolved, 
that a letter be Emediately wrot to General Schuyler, informing him of the 
above Inteligence, which was don, as per Coppy on file, and sent by an 
Express. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 26'^ July, 1 775 : 

Present. 
Rinier Minderse, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, Henry Glen, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Oothout. 

Resolved, that Henry Glen & Cornelious Cuyler be a Sub-Committee from 
this board to attend at the general meeting of the Committee at Albany the 
27»»' Inst. 

On motion made. Resolved, that a letter be wrot to Christopher Yates, 
desiring to know if he hath with drawn himself from this board or not, which 
was don as per Coppy on file. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1** of Aug': 

Rinier Minderse, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, James Wilson, 

John Rosebom, Hugh Mitchell, 
Harmanas Wendle. 

Peter Martin, Esq"^ of Tryon County havirig been brought before this board 
for some misdemenors of his in said County : 

On motion made. Resolved, that said Martin be ordred to stay in this 
Town twenty-four hours, till an Express be sent to the Committee of Tryon 
County to inform them of his being here, and to know what they will do 
farther with him. 



1024 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 4^^^ Aug' 1 775 : 

Present. 

Cornelious Cuyler, Harmanas Wendle, 

John Rosebom, Jecobus Teller, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell. 

This board being informed that Daniel Campbell, Esq"^ & Alexander 
Ellen^ intends going up to Niagara, and from thence to Montreal: — 

Having taken said information into Consideration, Resolved, that a letter 
be wrot and sent by express to the Committee of Albany to know whether 
in their opinion it will be most proper to detain the said Campbell & Ellen, or 
let them go under sertain restrictions. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 5*^^ Aug' 1 775 : 

Rinier Minderse, Cornelious Cuyler, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell, 

Jecobus Teller, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Henry Glen. 

Received a letter from the Committee of Albany, in answer to the one sent 
from this board the 4th ins' in which they decline to give any particular advice 
relative to Mess'^^ Campbell & Ellen. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Mess"^* Campbell & Ellen be sent for and 
examined relative to their Intentions of going up the Country. 

Said Campbell & Ellen having been sent for and pressent. Declared upon 
their Honor that they were going up the Country on their own private 
bussinese, and that they would not carrey any letters or messages to or from 
any person who was inimical to the American Cause. 

Alexander Ellen requested a permit from this board for himself and Mr. 
Campbell to go up the Country. 

This board having taken the matter into Consideration, Resolved, that 
Mess" Campbell & Ellen be permited to go, and that a Certifycat be given 
them in the following words: 

" We do hereby Certify that the bearers hereof, Daniel Campbell & Alex- 
ander Ellen hath been before us and acquainted us of their intention of going 
to Niagara, & from thence to Canada, on their privite bussinese: they have 



1 Sanders writes this name as Ellice, which is undoubtedly correct. The minutes of the Albany 
Committee contain no reference to the letter here mentioned. 



Proceedings, August, 1775 1025 

pledged their honor to us that they will not carrey any letters or messages of 
news to or from any person who is enemycal to the American Cause. By 
order of the Committee. 

Schenentady, 5^^^ Aug' 1775. H. M., Clark. 

To all whom this may Concern." 



At a meeting of the Committee, 9'^^ Aug' 1 775 : 

Present. 

Henry Glen, John Rosebom, 

Abraham Oothout, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell. 

Received a letter from Christopher Yates, in which he resigns his seat in 
this board. 

Having taken the Contents of said letter into Consideration, Resolved, that 
Christopher Yates's resignation is axcepted of. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Rinier Minderse is appointed Chairman 
of this Committee in the room of Christopher Yates. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Hugh Mitchell and Abraham Oothout 
be a Sub-Committee from this board to attend at the general meeting of the 
Committee at Albany, the 10'^ Inst., and that Christopher Yates's letter of 
resignation be laid before that board at said general meeting. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 1 '^ Aug' 1 775 : 

Present. 
Cornelious Cuyler, Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Hugh Mitchell, 

Jecobus Teller. 

A plan for raising a company of Militia in this Town having been laid 
before this board by John Bradt, who also requested leave to put the same in 
Execution : — 

The board having taken said plan and request into Consideration, Resolved, 
that the same is approved of. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Cornelious Cuyler is appointed to receive 
all the Donation wheet for the poor of Boston, and have the same graun bolted 
and packed, for which he is to be allowed all reasonable Charges. 



1026 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made, Resolved, that a letter be wrot to the Committee of 
Albany, acquainting them that, agreeable to their Resolve of the 10'*^ Inst., 
that we have purchased all the bayonet to be got in this place, and delivered 
them, by Colonel Van Slike's orders, to Captain Van Dick for the use of his 
Compy vv^hich was don, as per Coppey on file. 

In Consequence of a resolve of the Committee of Albany the 10''^ Inst,, 
Resolved, that a letter be wrot to the Committee of Tryon County, and enclose 
to them a Coppey of the resolve made at Albany, requesting them not to suffer 
any known or suspected Enemys to the American Cause to pass further up the 
Mohak River than the German Flatts. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 9*^ Aug' 1 775 : 

Present. 

Cornelious Cuyler, John Rosebom, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell. 

Abraham Oothout. 

Received a letter from Turbat Frances, one of the Commissioners for Indian 
affairs, requesting that no rum or strong liquor be sould to the Indians as they 
pass thraug this Town to Albany, where they are to hold a Counsel. 

Having taken the Contents of said letter into Consideration, Resolved, that 
the Crier be sent Round the Town to forbid the inhabitants to sell or give the 
Indians aney rum as they pass through this Tovm. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 21*' Aug' 1 775: 

Present. 

Henry Glen, Jecobus Teller, 

John Rosebom, James Wilson, 

Cornelious Cuyler, Abraham Oothout, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell. 

Received a letter from the Committee of Albany, requesting punctual 
attendance at the next general meeting, as their would be then business of 
importance to be transacted. 

In consequence of said letter. Resolved, that Henry Glen, Jecobus Teller, 
& James Wilson, & John Rosebom be a Sub-Committee from this board to 
attend at the general meeting of the Committee at Albany the 24'^ inst. 



Proceedings, September, 1775 



1027 



At a meeting of the Committee, 28*'^ Aug* 1 775: 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 
Henry Glen, Cornehous Cuyler, 

Abraham Oothout, Hugh Mitchell, 

James Wilson. 

This board having taken into Consideration the forming of the Militia, of 
this Township into Companys, agreeable to a plan of the Honorable Conti- 
nentals & provincials Congress, 

Resolved, to meet this Evening, at 6 O'Clock, and send for all the former 
Captains of militia, and desire them to assemble all their respective Companys 
at the Dutch Church, on Saterday, the 2"^ Sepf^ in order to be formed into 
Companys, agreeable to a resolve of Congress to be then red to them. 

The Committee having again met, and the Captains of Militia having been 
sent for and pressent, was requested to assemble their Companys agreeable to 
this day's resolve, & unanimously promised to Comply therewith. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 6^^ Sep* 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 
James Wilson, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller, 

Henry Glen, 
Abraham Oothout, 



Harmanas Wendle, 



On motion made. Resolved, that James Wilson & Harmanas Wendle is 
appointed to be a Sub-Committee to attend at the next general meeting of the 
Committee at Albany the 7''^ Inst., and lay a list of the officers appointed for 
the five Companys of minute men and militia before that board, and apply for 
their Commissions. 



Rank of the Companys : 
Jelles J. Funda, 
John Minderse, 2 
John Van Petten, 3 



l«» Cap* 
do 
do 



Abraham Wemple, 4*^ do 
Thomas Wason, 5 do 



1028 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 9'^^ Sep' 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman: 

Henry Glen, James Wilson, 

John Rosebom, Hugh Mitchell, 

Cornelious Cuyler, Harmanas Wendle. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Hugh Mitchell is appointed to go to 

Albany the 11''^ Inst., and receive the amount of the accounts due to this 

board. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 1 9'^ Sep^ 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman. 
Henry Glen, John Rosebom, 

Cornelious Cuyler, Hugh Mitchell. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Henry Glen & John Rosebom is appointed 
to be a Sub-Committee from this board to attend at the general meeting of the 
Committee at Albany the 2 1 ** Inst. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 27*^ Sep' 1775: 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman. 
Harmanas Wendle, Henry Glen, 

Cornelious Cuyler, James Wilson, 

John Rosebom, Hugh Mitchell. 

Received a letter from the provincial Congress, dated the 9'*^ of August, 
requesting that all the Districts who Could raise five Companys of Militia 
should recomend such persons as they thought proper to be field officers. 

This board having taken the Contents of said letter into Consideration, 
Resolved, to Recommend the following persons, viz: 

Abraham Wemple to be Colonel, \ r Nicholas Feder 2"^ Major, 

Jacob Skermarhorn Lieu' do V <| Aran Van Petten ajutent. 

Abraham Switts 1** Major, J ( John Peek Quartermaster. 



Proceedings, October, 1775 1029 

At a meeting of the Committee, 26^^^ Sep"" 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman. 
Harmanas Wendle, Jecobus Teller, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell. 

Information being given to this board that George Ramsey had spoken 
verry disrespectfully of some of the members of this Committee, and that he 
was strongly suspected of being Concerned in putting tar and fethers on several 
of their doors last night: 

This board having taken the above information into Consideration, 
Resolved, to postpon the trial of said Ramsey respecting the first offense until 
a fuller board, and that aplication be made to the Magistrates to take Cog- 
nesence of the latter. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 4*^ Oct"^ I 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 
James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Harmanas Wendle. Abraham Oothout, 

John Rosebom, Hugh Mitchell, 

Cornelious Cuyler. 

On motion made. Resolved, that James Wilson is appointed to attend at 
the general meeting of the Committee at Albany, the 5^ Inst., and lay before 
that board a list of the persons' names recommended to be field officers in this 
District. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 28*^^ of Ocf 1 775 : 

Present. 
Jecobus Teller, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Harmanas Wendle, John Rosebom, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Oothout. 



^ It will be noted that the minutes of the 26th follow those of the 27th. There is no explanation 
of this arrangement. 



1030 Schenectady Committee 

Received a letter from the Committee of Albany, dated the 26'^ Inst., 
requesting as many members of this board as possible would attend at a general 
meeting of the Committee, to be held at Albany, the 30'^ of this Inst. 

Having taken the contents of said letter into Consideration, Resolved, that 
their request be complyed with, and that as many of the members of this board 
attend at said general meeting as are able to go. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1*' Nov"^ 1775: 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 

Jecobus Teller, Abraham Oothout, 

Hugh Mitchell, James Wilson, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle. 

In Consequence of a Resolve of the provincial Congress to dissolve that 

board on the , and for to hold a new Election for members to sit in 

provincial Congress, and a resolve made by the Committee for the City and 
County of Albany at their meeting the 30'^ of Oct., to dissolve themselves the 
20*^ December next, and ordering a new Election of members throughout the 
Country to sit in the several Committees, 

Resolved, that Sundry advertisements be Emediately struck up at the most 
public places in this Township, desiring all the inhabitants to meet at the 
House of William White, on Tuesday, the 7'^ Inst., at nine o'Clock in the 
forenoon, then and there to Elect and Choose twelve members to represent 
this county in provincial Congress, and ten members to be a Committee of 
Correspondence, Safety & protection for this Township. 

On motion made. Resolved, that sundry advertisements be Emediately 
struck up on the most publick places in this Town, desiring all those having 
any demands against the Committee to give in their accounts Emediatly to 
Hugh Mitchell, that they may be sattled. 



Proceedings, November, 1775 1031 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 7'^ Nov"" 1 775 : 

Present. 
Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 
Cornelious Cuyler, Jecobus Teller, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

Hugh Mitchell. 

An election having been held in presence of the above members, the follow- 
ing persons were legaly Elected and Chosen to be a Committee of Cor- 
respondance, safety and protection for this Township, viz: James Wilson, 
Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell, Abraham Oothout, Harmanas Wendle, 
Garret G. Lansing,^ Albert Mabey, Christopher Yates, Derrick Van 
Ingan & Abraham Wemple. 

The following persons were also Elected & Chosen to represent the City 
and County of Albany in provincial Congress, viz : 

Henry Glen, Abraham Yates, Abraham Ten Brook, Robert Yates, Peter 
R. Livingston, Jacob Cuyler, Robert Van Ransler, Francis Nichols, John J. 
Bleeker, Henry Oothout, Lenard Gansefort & Peter Silvester. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 9^ Nov"^ 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 

James Wilson, Cornelious Cuyler, 

John Rosebom, Harmanas Wendle, 

Hugh Mitchell. 

On motion made. Resolved, that James Wilson attend at the general meet- 
ing of the Committee at Albany the 10* Inst., and lay before that board the 
pole of Election for twelve members to represent the City and County of 
Albany in provincial Congress. 

On motion made, Resolved, that the names of the ten persons Elected to be 
a Committee for this Township be made publick by advertisements. 



^ Should probably be Garret A. Lansing; so entered in roll of attendance, Jan. 13, 1776; elsewhere 
the name occurs as Garret Lansing. 



1032 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 1 7 NoV^ 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman. 

James Wilson, CorneHous Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, Harmanas Wendle, 

Hugh Mitchell. 
The Commissions for the several officers appointed in this Township being 
now Come to hand, with instructions to this board to Caus said officers to sign 
sertain articles on receipt of their Commissions, 

On motion made. Resolved, that CorneHous Cuyler is appointed to draw 
up the articles to be signed by said officers, and that the Committee meet the 
22^ Ins* for the purpose of delivering out the Commissions, and that the several 
officers be notifyed thereof. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 22^ Nov' 1775. 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman. 

John Rosebom, Abraham Oothout, 

Jecobus Teller, Harmanas Wendle, 

Henry Glen, Hugh Mitchell, 
CorneHous Cuyler. 

A number of the officers being now present, agreeable to notice given them 
the 1 7'^^ Inst. — 

On motion made. Resolved, that their Commissions be given to them, on 
signing the articles prepared for that purpose, which was don as follows : 

Abraham Wemple, Colonel Mindert Wemple, 2 do 

Abraham Swits, 1** Major Nicholas Yates, Ensign 

John Peek, Q*^ Master Thomas B. Banker, Captain 

John Van Petten, Captain John B. Vroman, 1 ** Lieu' 

CorneHous Mayby, 1*' Lieu* John Minderse, Captain 

Simon Van Petten, 2 do Garret Veder, Jun"^ 1 ** Lieu* 

Jellis I, Funda, Captain Solomon Pendelton, 2^ do 
Andrew V. Petten, Jun"" 1 *' Lieu* Lawrence Minderse, Ensign 



Proceedings, December, 1775 1033 

At a meeting of the Committee, the 6'^ Dec'' 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 
James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Hugh Mitchell, Henry Glen, 

John Rosebom, Abraham Oothout, 

Cornelious Cuyler, Harmanas Wendle. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Rinier Minderse & James Wilson is 
appointed to be a Sub-Committee from this board to attend at the general 
meeting of the Committee at Albany the 7'^^ Inst., and present an account from 
this board to them for payment. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 9'^ Dec"^ 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 
Harmanas Wendle, James Wilson, 

Henry Glen, Jecobus Teller, 

Abraham Oothout, Cornelious Cuyler, 

Hugh Mitchell, John Rosebom. 

On motion made. Resolved, that the five new members that were elected 
the 7'^ Ins' be sent for to know if they will serve. 

Said members having been sent for and present, all agreed to serve, together 
with thos elected out of the Pressent Committee. 

John Peek, Quartermaster, having given in his resignation and Commis- 
sion to this board: 

The board having taken said resignation into Consideration, Resolved, 
that the same is accepted of, and an other be appointed in his place. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 8'^ DeC^ 1 775 : 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 
Henry Glen, James Wilson, 

Abraham Oothout, John Rosebom, 

Cornelious Cuyler, Harmanus Wendle, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller. 



1034 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made. Resolved, that Cornelious Cuyler Deliver the Donation 
money for the rehef of the poor of Boston, now in hands, which is seventy- 
three pounds. New York Currency, to Hugh Mitchell, which sum is to remain 
in his hands untill ways and means be found to carry^ the same to Boston, 
The propriety of such ways and means to be Judged of by the present & 
succeeding Committee. 

On Examination of the Donation accounts, and finding that the sum of 
£39. 16. 6. of said money is in the hands of Christopher Yates, 

On motion made. Resolved, that Christopher Yates account for the same 
to the succeeding Committee. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Hugh Mitchell is appointed to receive 
a payment of four pounds due to this board by Frederick Fisher & Com- 
mittee of Caughnewago for Balls sould them, and pay the same to Margaret 
Van Antwerp, from whom the Ball was Received. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Hugh Mitchell is appointed to receive 
the money due to this board from the Committee for the City and County 
of Albany, which is £7. 11.0, for the purpose of paying the remainder of 
the debts due by this board, and to William White £3 for the services of his 
boy in attending on the Committee. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 20*^^ Dec"^ 1775: 

Present. 

Rinier Minderse, Chairman, 
Cornelious Cuyler, Harmanus Wendle, 

James Wilson, John Rosebom, 

Abraham Oothout, Hugh Mitchell. 

There being one pound five shillings. New Y. C, in the hands of Hugh 
Mitchell, which was received for Ball furnished Captain Van Dick for the 
use of his Company, 

On motion made. Resolved, that Hugh Mitchell apply the above sum 
of one pound five shillings to the payment of the two following debts: to 
John Rosebom, for Ribbons bought for Captain Van Dick's Recruits, 1 7s. ; 
and to Isaac De Graf for warning the Inhabitants to Come to the Election 
which was held the 7'^ of NoV^ last. 

Their being now twenty shillings in the hands of Harmanas Wendle, which 
sum remains due to three of the men enlisted by Captain Van Dick, viz; 
to John Wenn 5s., to WiUiam Murrey 5s., to John Rose 10s: 



1 Sanders: convey. 



Proceedings, January, 1776 1035 

On motion made, Resolved, that said sum of twenty shillings remain in 
the hands of Harmanas Wendle until the above persons call for it. 

On motion made, Recolved, that the remainder of the ball now on hand, 
which is 5«^^'- 3'i'^- O^'^*- remain in the hands of Harmanas Wendle untill 
further orders from sum succeeding Committee, and if any of said ball should 
be sould by any succeeding committee, the money arising from said sails to 
be paid to the aforenamed Margaret Van Antwerp. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 29''^ Dec"" 1 775 : 

Present. 
Garret Lansing, Abraham Wemple, 

Christopher Yates, Jecobus Teller, 

Harmanas Wendle, Albert Mabey, 

Derick Van Ingen, Abraham Oothout, 

Hugh Mitchell. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Derick Van Ingen is appointed to be 
Chairman of this Committee, & Abraham Wemple deputy Chairman, — 
Hugh Mitchell Clerk, and Christopher Yates deputy Clark. 

On motion made. Resolved, that James Wilson and Jecobus Teller is 
appointed to be a Sub-Committee from this board to attend at the general 
meeting of the Committee at Albany, the 4th Janr^ next. 

This board having taken into consideration the Custom of the Inhabitants 
of this place, of firing guns on New Years day, and finding said Custom to 
be attended with an unnecessary waste of powder, which ought particularly 
to be prevented at this time; Resolved, that the Magistrates be applied to, 
to use their authority in putting a stop to said custom. 

Mess"^* John & Cornelious Cuyler having been sent for, and present and 
Made acquainted with the foregoing Resolve, tould this board they would 
speek to the other Magistrates; and that they would, as far as in their power, 
comply with said Resolve. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 12'^ J any 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 
Garret Lansing, James Wilson, 

Albert Mabey, Abraham Oothout, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell. 

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1036 Schenectady Committee 

r- ■ — — • ' ) 

Two men from Warrens Bush/ on their way from Albany, happened to 
be in company with one WilHam Burton, at the five mile house, who tould 
them he was sent up from the Secretary's office at New York, with letters 
to the sherroffs of the several Counteys: they suspecting that said Burton 
might have other, private letters to some of the Enemys to the Country, 
Therefore brought said burton and his letters before this board. 

Said burton being examined, declared he had no letters about him 
but one to Alexander White, Sherrof of Tryon County, in which was the 
governor's warrant for holding a new Election inclosed, and one for Sir 
John Johnson, the contents of which he did not know. 

On motion. Resolved, that the letter to Sir John Johnson be opened and 
Red — the same being done, it prooved to be a letter from Judge Johnes 
of New York, on private Bussines. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 13'^ Janr^ 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Garret A. Lansing, Abraham Wemple, 

Albert Mabey, Harmanas Wendle, 

Jecobus Teller, Christopher Yates, 
James Wilson. 

Received a letter from the Committee of Albany, informing this board 
that a Considerable number of men in Tryon County had taken up arms in 
behalf of the ministery, and threatened destruction to the f rends of America, — 
by said letter they Requested this board to send them, Emediatly, a Com- 
pany of sixty men Compleetly armed, with proper officers to command them, 
and four days provision. 

In consequence of said letter. Resolved, that the officers of the minute 
companys be ordered to have sixty of their men in Readiness to March to 
Albany, with as many more as Chuse to go voluntarily. 

Rec"^ a letter from Jacob Cuyler, Esq., of this day's date. Covering one 
from the Committee of Ball's Town, which he requested to be sent by Express, 

Resolved, that said request be Complyed with, and that Nicholas Fedder 
Carrey said letter to the Committee of Ball's Town, for which he shall be 
paid eight shillings. 



^Sanders adds: (Florida). The reference is to the town of Florida in Montgomery county. 



Proceedings, January, 1776 1037 

Whereas, Jacob Skermurhorn hath refused to axcept of a Lieu' Colonel's 
Commission in the Militia, Nicholas Feder of a Majority, Aaron N. Van 
Pettan of an ajutansey, and John Peek having resigned the Quartermaster- 
ship: It is therefore resolved, that the following persons is appointed in their 
steed, viz. : — 

Christopher Yates, Lieu' Colonel, 

Mindert Wemple, 2^ Major, 

John Post, Quartermaster. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 4*^ Janry 1 776 : 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Christopher Yates, Abraham Wemple, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell, 
Albert Mabey. 

Captain John Minderse, with the other officers of the minute men, made 
their appearance before this board with a number of their men as per list on 
file, and set out Emediatly in slades ^ for Albany. 

On motion made. Resolved, that orders be Emediatly sent to Capt. John 
Van Pettan, to place guards at William De Graf's, Tunis Swart's & Lewis 
Peek's, to prevent any onfrendly persons or letters from passing upwards. 

On motion made, Resolved, that a letter be wrot to James McMaster and 
Committee of warrens bush, requesting their vigilence in prevent any news 
from passing that way, which was don in the following words: 

In Committee Chamber, at Schenectady, Jan'ry 14'^^, 1776. 

Sir: we being suspicious that news may be Carried to Johns Town of 
what is now Carreing on here, we are about to place guards on both sides 
of the river, to prevent any person from passing upward who are not knowen 
to be f rends to the american Cause ; — we therefore request you will take 
such steps as will prevent any news Passing through Warren's Bush, and 
that you will Exemen all letters that you are Suspicious of. By order of 
the Committee. 
To Mr. James McMaster, 

or Committee of 

Warren's Bush. J H. M., Clerk. 



1 Sanders: sleighs. 



1038 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 14 Janr^ 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Albert Mabey, Garret Lansing, 

Abraham Wemple, James Wilson, 

Jecobus Teller, Christopher Yates, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell. 

A number of strangers being in town from different places, and this board 
being affraid that some roil might happen in the town. Therefore Resolved 
that aplication be made to the Majestrates to order a duble watch for the 
pressent. Jecobus Teller & Harmanas Wendle being appointed to wait on 
the Majestrates with the above request, reported that the Majestrates Complys 
theirwith, and that a duble watch will be ordred. 

Cap' Van Dick waited on this board and delivered a letter which he had 
received from Nicholas Harkemer, signed by Binjamen Hilton, of this Town, 
and directed to Alexander white, sherrof of Tryon County, Contaning some 
Expressions verry unfrendly to the American Cause. 

Cap' Van Dick also informed the Board that Hanukel Harkemer informed 
him that John B. Van Eps, of this Town, had last summer suplyed Sir John 
Johnson with a quantity of gunpowder. 

On motion made. Resolved, that the farther inquirey into both the Crimes 
aledged against Van Eps & Hilton be put off untill another meeting. 

On motion made, Resolved, that any member of this board, while in the 
Chamber, who shall profainly swer an oath, shall pay one shilHng for Every 
such oath to the Chairman for the benefit of the Committee. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 5'*^ Janr^ 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 
Christopher Yates, James Wilson, 

Jecobus Teller, Albert Mabey, 

Garret Lansing, Harmanas Wendle, 

Abraham Wemple, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Oothoul. 



Proceedings, January, 1776 1039 

Thomas Wason, John Little, George Wason, & John Nealley, of Currey's 
bush, all waited on this board, signed the articles recomended by Congress 
to be signed by all officers, and received their Commissions. 

John L. Peek waited on this board, and delivered in a letter wrot by the' 
Reverand Mr. Stewart, at Fort Hunter, and directed to John Munroe, at 
Albany, which their guard had intersepted. Said letter Contained some; 
unfrendly sentiments to the american Cause. 

On motion made, Resolved, that said letter be kep in Custody by this board. 

On motion made, Resolved, that Benjamin Hilton be sent for and 
Examined relative to his letter to Alexander White, Sherrof of Tryoa 
County. 

Said Hilton having been sent for and pressent, acknowledged himself to 
be the author of the letter — said it was Lieu* McDonald, of Albany who 
gave him the information mentioned in said letter — that he wrote this letter 
purposely to please said White, as he knew his sentiments: he farther says 
he knew he was doing wrong, but never thought it would be discovered. 

This board having taken into Consideration the Crime Committed by 
Benjamin Hilton, Resolved, that said Hilton either Cause his said letter with 
the said decleration to be published three weeks successivly, in Hugh Gain's 
newspapers, to appear first by the fifth day of february next; or this board 
will publish said letter and decleration, together with his affidavit, taken 
before Cornelious Cuyler, Esq^, the 14'^ of July, 1775. 

Said Hilton being again present and made acquainted with the above 
resolve, promised to Comply therewith, — that he would cause the letter and 
declaration to be published, agreeably to the first clause of the above resolve. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 8*^ Jan^ 1776: 1 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 
James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

Garret Lansing, Harmanas Wendle, 

Abraham Wemple. 

Clarey Bastedo having informed this board that she had some intelligence 
to give them relative to the proceedings in John's Town, 

On motion made. Resolved, that said Clarey Bastedo be Examined upon 
oath : which being don, and finding it might be necessary for General Schuyler 



1040 Schenectady Committee 

io know the informotion she gave, Resolved, that the affidavit of said Clarey 
Bastedo be inclosed in a letter from this board, and sent to General Schuyler, 
which was don as follows: 

We think it our duty to send you the inclosed, as the fact therein attested 
is in it self possible, and as it is so necessary to guard against and Counteract 
a thing of that sort. 

To ^ I am. Sir, 

The Honorable with the greatest Respect, 

Philop Schuyler, Esq"^ f your verry Hub' Serv' 

on his way to John's Town. D. V. I., Chairman. 

On motion made. Resolved, to send orders to Captain John Van Petten 
to dismiss his guards to-day, at 12 O'Clock, which was don accordingly. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 22^ Janr^ 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Abraham Wemple, Albert Mabey, 

James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Christopher Yates, Abraham Oothout, 

Hugh Mitchell, Harmanas Wendle. 

Received a letter from Benjamin Hilton, Covering a Coppy of a letter 
which he had wrot to the Sub-Committee for the City and County of Albany, 
by which it plainly appears that he hath applyed to that board for a new 
Trial before the County Committee at their next General meeting. This 
board having taken the contents of said letters into Consideration, Thereupon 
Resolved, that a letter be wrot to the Committee of Albany to acquaint them 
of said Hilton's Having stood trial before this board, which was don, as per 
Coppy on file; and that this board will laj'^ the proceedings of and against 
said hilton before them at the next General meeting. 

On motion made. Resolved, that advertisements be struck up on the most 
public places in this town, desiring all the inhabitants who have been imployed 
with their Slades in the Expedition to John's Town to give in their accounts 
to Hugh Mitchell, on or before the 30th of this Inst., which was don in the 
following words: 



Proceedings, January, 1776 1041 

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Advertisement : — all persons that have been Employed by this Committee 
to go with their slades on the Expedition to Tryon County are desired to give 
in their accounts to me on or before the 30th of this Inst. By order of the 
Committee. 

H. M., Clerk. 

Schenectady, 22 Janr^ 1 776. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 23 Janry 1 776: 

Present, 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 
Abraham Wemple, Christopher Yates, 

Abraham Oothout, Jecobus Teller, 

Harmanas Wendle, Albert Mabey, 

Hugh Mitchell, Garret Lansing. 

The Majistrates of this Town made aply cation to this board to know if 
they would protect them in the Execution of their offices. 

The board having taken the aplication made to them by the Majistrates 
into Consideration, Resolved that the Majistrates be protected in the Execu- 
tion of their Lawfull office, and that a Sub-Committee from this board wait 
on them and acquaint them of this Resolve. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 26'^ Janr^ 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Garret Lansing, Christopher Yates, 

James Wilson, Abraham Wemple, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell, 

Albert Mabey, Abraham Oothout, 
Jecobus Teller. 

This board having taken the state of the Militias of this Township into 
Consideration, and Considering the many inconvenianceys which have and 
may arise from their not being properly formed into Companeys, thereupon 
Resolved, that a List of the inhabitants be made out, the better to enable this 
board to form all them into Companys which are not already formed. 



1042 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 31 Janry 1 776: 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Garret Lansing, Abraham Wemple, 

Abraham Oothout, Jecobus Teller, 

James Wilson, Harmanas Wendle, 

Hugh Mitchell, Albert Mabey. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Derick Van Ingen, Hugh Mitchell, & 
Abraham Wemple is appointed to be a Sub-Committee from this board to 
attend at the general meeting of the Committee at Albany the 1** of febr^ 
next, and lay before that board the proceedings of this board against Benjamin 
Hilton. 

Information being given that William Murray, late soldier in Captain Van 
Dick's Company, hath some information to give to this board. 

On motion made. Resolved, that said Murray be sent for; which having 
been don, and said Murray present, on his being asked what he had to inform 
this board of, said he had heard George Ramsey make use of some reflections 
against himself in particular, and the friends of the American Cause in 
General 

On motion made. Resolved, that William Murray draw up in writing what 
he knowes against said Ramsey, and that he be sworn to the truth of the same, 
which was don. William Murray, in his affidavit says, that being in Company 
with George Ramsey at the house of Reuben Simons, said Ramsey Called 
him a Tratore & a Rebel, and asked him if he was not ashamed to fight against 
his king. 

George Ramsey having been sent for and pressent, and hearing the Evi- 
dence which William Murray gave against him. Confessed the truth of it, but 
said for excuse that he only did it to put Murray in a passion as he knew he 
was of a quick temper. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 6'^ Febr^ 1 776: 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Abram Wemple, Jecobus Teller, 

Garret Lansing, Abraham Oothout, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell, 
Christopher Yates. 



Proceedings, February, 1776 1043 

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This board having taken into consideration that a number of the inhabitants 
of this Township was from hom at the time the General association was handed 
about to be signed, consequently had not an oppertunity at that time, and by 
carlesness have neglected doing it since. Willing to give all those who are 
frendly to the American cause an oppertunity of Evinceing their sentiments 
to their neighbours. Resolved, that an association paper be agan opned, and 
that all who incline to sign it may have an oppertunity by applying to the 
Chairman of this Committee. 

On motion made. Resolved, that a letter be wrot to Captain Thomas, of 
Currey's bush, to desire him to finish the signing of the association in his district, 
and return it with the names of the non-associates, by the 14'^ Inst., which 
was don. 

At a meeting of the Committee, 7* Febry 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 
Abraham Wemple, Hugh Mitchell, 

Garret Lansing, James Wilson, 

Abraham Oothout, Jecobus Teller. 

The men's names in this Township who are not alredy formed into Com- 
paneys, being now made out into three seperate listes. Each list to be a Com- 
pany, Resolved, that the men mentioned in said listes be warned to appear in 
Town on Saterday, the 10*^ Inst., at 10 O'Clock forenoon, for the purpose 
of Chusing their respective officers. 

Ahasueras Marselis Jun"^ to warn those persons mentioned on the first list, 
Isaac De Graf & John T. Marselis to warn those on the second list, and 
Jellis Brower and Adam Cundee to warn those on the third list. 

Two Messages having been sent to Robert John Donaldson, desiring him 
to appear before this board, and he having not attended thereto; thereupon 
Resolved, that an order be give to Captain John Minderse to order a party of 
his men to bring said Donaldson before this board, which was don in the fol- 
lowing words : 

Sir, 

You are hereby required to order two of the men under your Command to 
go and bring the body of Robert John Donaldson before this Committee, on 
friday, the 9*^ Inst., at 10 O'Clock, forenoon. 

By order of the Committee. 

Schenectady, 7 febr'y, 1 776. ^' ^' ^•' Chairman. 

To Cap' John Minderse. 



1044 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 8* feb'ry, 1 776: 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Jecobus Teller, Abraham Wemple, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell, 

James Wilson, Garret Lansing. 

Robert John Donaldson appeared before this board, and said he had not 
received our message until last Evening, and would have come sooner had he 
known the board wanted him; upon which. Resolved, to Countermand the 
orders given to Captain John Minderse. On Examination, finding that said 
Donaldson had some information to give this board against Joseph Kingsley, 
Resolved, that said Donaldson give the same upon oath; which being don. 
Resolved, to send for Joseph Kingsley to hear the Evidence which is given 
against him. 

Said Kingsley having been sent for and present, denied the charge, but said 
he differed with us in sentiments in regard to the present dispute between Great 
Britain and the Coloneys. 

Having taken into Consideration the proof of Crimes Committed by Joseph 
Kingsley, and finding him to have made use of unwarrentable Expressions, and 
is in our opinion an Enemy to the American Cause; Thereupon Resolved, 
that said Kingsley be Committed to the goal of Albany, or place appointed 
for such Prisoners, there to remain untill the next General meeting of the Com- 
mittee, to stand trial for his offences, and that a mittimes be wrot and sent 
with him, which was don in the following words: 

Committee Chamber at Schenectady, 8 febry 1 776. 
Sir: 

we send you by the bearers, Harmanas Van Slike & John Van antwerp, 
the body of Joseph Kingsley, and request you will Cause him to be Confined 
in the prisson you have prepared for offenders against the American Cause, 
untill the next General meeting of the Committee, before whom we will lay 
his Crime, which Consists in high aspersions on the frends to liberty. 

By order of the Committee. 
To the Chairman of "1 D. V. I., Chairman, 

the Committee at Albany, j 

Reuben Simons and John Denney appeared before this board to give their 
information against John Freel, of John's Town, who is also present. 



Proceedings, February, 1776 1045 

On motion made, Resolved, that said Simons & Denney give their Evidence 
against said Freel upon oath ; which being don, & the board having taken into 
Consideration the facts proved against said Freel by said Evidence, are of 
opinion that he is an Enemy to his Country, and ought to be treated as such: 
but as he properly belongs to the County of Tryon, Therefore Resolved, that 
the affidavits of said Simons & Denney be given to John Fry, Esq., which is 
a member of the Committee for that County and now in Town, that they may 
proceed against him according to his deserts. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 10*^ febr^ 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 
Garret Lansing, James Wilson, 

Jecobus Teller, Abraham Oothout, 

Abraham Wemple, Hugh Mitchell, 

Harmanas Wendle. 

An Election having been this day held for the purpose of Chusing officers 
for three Companys of Militia, agreeable to a resolve of the 7*^ Ins'., the fol- 
lowing persons were chosen: 

Thomas Brower Banker, Cap' 

John B. Vrooman, 1*' Lieu' 

Aron Fedder, 2 Lieu' 

Binjamin Yong, Ensign 

Henry Glen, Esq^, Cap' 

John B. Marselis, 1*' Lieu' 

Nicholas Barhite, 2*^ Lieu' 

Cornelious V. Sanford, Ensign 

Ahasueras Marselis, Cap' * 

Jessa Van Slike, 1 *' Lieu' 

William Stephens, 2 Lieu' 

Abraham Van Eps, Ensign 

Aplication having been made to the publick, at this day's meeting, to appoint 
John Cuyler, Esq., to be a member of this board, to which they unanimously 
agreed: on Mr. Cuyler's being made acquainted therewith, agreed to take 
his seat. 

Samuel Shelly having been sent for and pressent, in order to inform the 
board of what he had heard George Ramsey say relative to the present dispute 
between Great Britain and the Coloneys, — 



1046 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made, Resolved, that the Evidence which Samuel Shelley hath 
to give be given upon oath, which was don accordingly. 

Resolved, that John Van Driesen is appointed to be ajutent to the Schenec- 
tady Batallion of Militia. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 12 Febry 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Garret Lansing, Jecobus Teller, 

John Cuyler, Abraham Wemple, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Oothout, Harmanas Wendle. 

This board having been informed that Solomon Pendelton had heard 
Robert Clinch makes us of som unbecoming Expressions, Resolved to send 
for said Pendelton to know what he hath to offer to the Board. Said Pendel- 
ton having been sent for & pressent, on motion made. Resolved, that he give in 
writting what he hath to offer against said Clinch, which being don and signed 
by him, and the board having taken the contents thereof into Consideration, 
and finding they do not amount, in their opinion, to a sufficency for punish- 
ment. Thereupon Resolved, that the said Certifycat be put by this board for 
ihe pressent without making any mention of it to Mr. Clinch. 

Having taken into Consideration the proofs against George Ramsey, are of 
opinion that he is a high ofender against the American Cause, Therefore 
Resolved, that said Ramsey be sent to albany, there to be Confined untill 
the next General meeting of the Committee, then to stand trial for his offences, 
and that a mittimus be Emediatly wrot and sent with him, which was don, in 
the following words : 

Committee Chamber at Schenectady, 1 2 feb'^y, 1 776. 
Sir, 

we send you by the bearers. Moss Van Vranken and son, the body of 
George Ramsey, and request that you will Cause him to be Confined in the 
goal or place prepared for such prisoners, until the next General meeting of 
the Committe, before whom we will lay his Crimes. 

To the Chairman By order of the Committee, 

of the Committee ' D. V. I., Chairman, 

at Albany. 



Proceedings, February, 1776 1047 

On motion made. Resolved, that Every member of this board shall attend 
at the Chamber on being warned, and if inconvenient for any of them to sitt, 
to make there Excuse in person only, — in Cases of ajurnment. Every member 
to attend within fifteen minutes of the time mentioned in the ajurnment, with- 
out being warned. 

Received a letter from the Committee of Albany, dated the 7'^ Insf.,, 
requesting to know how many slades this district will furnish for the use of 
the provincial trupes who are now going up to Canada, and acquainting the' 
board that General Schuyler will allow the slades four shillings per day to pay 
for their provender. By said letter they also request that inquiry be made 
what number of troops can be raised in this district, and who will be proper 
persons to appoint for their officers, and to make report of the same to the- 
Committee at their next General meeting. 

Having taken the first Claus of said letter into Consideration, Resolved, 
that Harmanas Wendle and Abraham Wemple is appointed to be a Sub- 
Committee to take the sense of the people of this Town respecting the furnish- 
ing of slades, and make report of the same. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Abraham Oothout and Hugh Mitchell 
is appointed to be a sub-committee from this board to attend at the general 
meeting of the Committee at albany the 15*^^ Inst. 



At a meeting of the Committee, \3^ feb'ry, 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 
Abraham Oothout, Jecobus Teller, 

John Cuyler, James Wilson, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Wemple. 

The board having taken into Consideration the appointment of officers to 
command what troops may be raised in this district, and having thought John 
A. Bradt a fit person for the Command of a Company; but said Bradt being 
at present in Canada on a trading plan. Therefore Resolved, that John 
Cuyler & Abraham Wemple is appointed to be a sub-Committee to wait on 
M" Bradt to know her sentiments of the Matter and when she expects her 
husband hom, and make report of the same. 



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At a meeting of the Committee, 14*^^ febry 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

Abraham Wemple, Abraham Oothout, 

Harmanas Wendle, Jecobus Teller, 

John Cuyler, Hugh Mitchell, 
James Wilson. 

The Sub-Committee appointed to wait on M" Brat report that she doth not 
know when her Husband will be hom, — that for her part she doth not aprove 
of his going into the army, tho he always did as he pleased. She was of 
opinion that he would not axcept of a Commission, — that he was ill used last 
year in that respect ; and farther, that he intended to wait and retaile his Cargo 
in Montreal if he did not meet with a good market for it by wholesale. 

Having taken said report into Consideration, and Expecting that a Com- 
pany will be requested to be raised in this district, thereupon Resolved, that 
John A. Bradt be recomended for Captain, Solomon Pendleton for first Lieut. 
& David Bates for 2^ Lieut. But in case said troops are to be Emediately 
raised, and that the officers be now Commissioned, Resolved, that Jells Wolket 
be recomended for to be Captain in the room of John A. Bradt. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Mess" Oothout and Mitchell take with 
them to Albany, the affidavits of William Murray & Robert John Donaldson 
against Joseph Kingsley, and the affidavits of William Murray & Samuel 
Shelly against George Ramsey, in order to prosecute said Kingsley & Ramsey, 
before the General Committee. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 17'^ febry 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, Chairman, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

Garret Lansing, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Wemple. 

Received a letter from General Schuyler, dated the 16'^^ of this Inst., 
informing this board that he will want fifty or sixty men the ensuing summer 
to be employed as laborers and battaumen on Lakes George & Champlain, 
and desires to know if they Can be got here, and at what rate. The board 



Proceedings, February, 1776 1049 

having taken said letter into Consideration, Resolved, that advertisements be 
Emediately struck up on some of the most publick places in the Town, Desir- 
ing those who have a mind to engage in such service to give in their proposels 
to the Chairman on or before the 25'^ of this Inst. 

On motion made, Resolved, that the letter from General Schuyler be 
answered, which was don in the following words: 

Schenectady Committee Chamber, 1 7^^ febr^ 1 776. 
Hon'^ Sir, 

We rec"^ your favour of the 16*^ Inst., and are much obliged to you 
for your offer of preference to the battaumen of this place: we will inquire 
what hands we Can ingage and at what Price, as soon as possible and acquaint 
you theirwith. We are, with the greatest respect, &C. &C. 

By order of the Committee. 
To D. V. I., Chairman 

The Honorable Philop Schuyler, Esq"" 
Major General at Albany. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 24'^ febry 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chair. 

Garret Lansing, Jecobus Teller, 

Albert Mabey, Harmanas Wendle, 

James Wilson, Christopher Yates, 

Abraham Oothout, John Cuyler, 
Hugh Mitchell. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Abraham Oothout and Christopher Yates 
is appointed to be a Sub-Committee to Colect the donations subscribed by 
the Inhabitants of this place for the purpose of paying slades to Carry troopes 
from albany to Lake George, 

On motion made. Resolved, that John Cuyler and Christopher Yates is 
appointed to be a Sub-Committee from this board to attend at the next Gen- 
eral meeting of the Committee at Albany, the 29*^ Inst. 

The board having made the necessary inquiry respecting battaumen. 
Resolved, that a letter be wrot to General Schuyler acquainting him of the 
terms they will ingage for, which was don in the following wordes: 



1050 Schenectady Committee 

Schenectady Committee Chamber, 24**^ feby 1 776. 

Hon^ Sir: 

agreeable to your request, we have made inquirey Concerning the battau- 
men, and are of opinion that we shall be able to ingage them here for about 
four pounds five shillings per month. 

we shall be glad to know if you intend to appoint a Captain or overseer 
over them ; if so, what his wages will be, and when they enter into pay. your 
answer, with the particular Terms under which the Battaumen is to be ingaged 
will greatly oblige. 
To Hon^ Sir, &c. &c 

the Honorable By order of the Committee, 

Philop Schuyler, Esq*^ D. V. I., Chairman. 

Major General 

at Albany. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 28 febry 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Garret Lansing, Abraham Oothout, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Wemple, Albert Mabey. 

A letter and recruiting warrant from General Schuyler to Ahasueras 
Wendle, as Ensign, having been delivered to this board by Cornelious Van 
Dick, Thereupon Resolved to send for Ahasueras Wendle and deliver to 
him said letter and warrant: said Wendle having been sent for and pressent, 
refused to axcept of the warrent. 

The board having taken the refusal of Ahasueras wendle into Considera- 
tion, Resolved to recommend Solomon Ter Willega as a fit person to fill up 
the place of said Wendle. Ter Willega having been sent for and pressent, 
also refused axcepting of the warrent. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 29'*^ febr^ 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chair, 
Abraham Wemple, Garret Lansing, 

Albert Mabey, Abraham Oothout. 



Proceedings, February, 1776 1051 

The board having again taken into Consideration Ahasueras Wendle's 
Refusel of the warrent, and being aprensive that the service may suffer for 
want of an officer to fill up that rank, Resolved, to make John Denney an 
offer of a recommendation for said warrent. Said Denney having been sent 
for and pressent, upon being asked if he would axcept of an Ensignsey in 
the Continental service, he answered that he would. Thereupon Resolved, 
to recommend him to General Schuyler, in the room of ahasueras wendle, 
and that a letter be wrot for that purpose, which is in the following words : 

Schenectady Committee Chamber, 29^^ febry 1 776. 

Hon^ Sir, 

The warrent you sent to Ahasueras Wendle, of this place, he hath Re- 
turned to this board, and says he Cannot axcept of it. He was recommended 
without his knowledge, by a sub-committee from this board at a General 
meeting of the Committee at Albany, who did not know that any Ensigns 
was to be appointed untill they went there. We herewith return you the 
warrant, and beg leave to recommend the bearer of this, John Denney, as a 
fit person for that warrent. We are. 



Hon'^ Sir, &C. &C. 
By order of the Committee, 

D. V. I., Chairman. 



To 

The Honorable Philop Schuyler, Esq' 

Major General at 

Albany. 

Jacob Vrooman waited on this board and informed us that General 
Schuyler desires to know what was done respecting the battaumen. 

On motion made. Resolved, that another letter be wrot to General Schuyler, 
and sent by Express, which was don in the following words : 

Schenectady Committee Chamber, 29*'^ febry 1 776. 

Honored Sir, 

we Just now received your message by Jacob Vrooman, desiring us to 
acquaint you what we have don Respecting the Battaumen. we beg leave 
to inform you that we have made inquiry, and find that the number of men 
may be got here for about four pounds five shillings per month: they are 
desirous to know if there will be a Captain, or other officers appointed over 
them. 

we wrote to you the 24'^ Inst., on this subject, which we are sorry have not 
Come to hand, — we send this by Express. 



1052 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, the 1*' March, 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Harmanas Wendle, Abraham Oothout, 

Christopher Yates, Albert Mabey, 

Abraham Wemple, John Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell. 

The sub-Committee being returned from Albany, delivered to the board 
warren ts from the provincial Congress for the following persons: viz., John 
A. Bradt, Captain; Solomon Pendelton, 1*' Lieut.; David Bates, 2'^ Lieut.; 
Christopher Peek, Ensign. 

The Board being informed that John A. Bradt and David Bates is both 
absent. Resolved to send for Solomon Pendelton & Christopher Peek, and 
deliver them their warrents, which was don accordingly. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 3^ March, 1776: 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Garret Lansing, Henry Glen, 

Jecobus Teller, John Cuyler, 

Harmanas Wendle, James Wilson, 

Hugh Mitchell, Christopher Yates, 
Abraham Oothout. 

Rec*^ a letter from General Schuyler of this day's date, in which he says 
that he hath been informed that Vrooman and Conan hath ingaged a number 
of weevers. Blacksmiths, and other Tradesmen to go as carpenters to Lake 
George, so betrayed the Confidence Reposed in them; and requesting this 
board, together with such members of the provincial Congress as may be in 
Town, to Examen into the matter, and appoint such persons as they think fit; 
and if said Vrooman and Conant should not be willing to go as overseers 
over the men this Committee shall appoint, to discharge them and appoint 
others in their place, and send them to Fort George with the utmost Dispatch; 
also, to nominate three persons to Command, Each of them, a Company of 
Battaumen. 



Proceedings, March, 1 776 1053 

The board having taken the first clause of said letters relative to the carpen- 
ters into Consideration, Resolved, that Vrooman and Conant be sent for and 
desired to lay their lists of the persons they engaged before this board, which 
was don accordingly : it appeared to be Just as had been Represented to Gen- 
eral Schuyler. — Resolved, that a list be made out of such Carpenters as this 
board shall think proper persons to be Employed at this time, and given to 
Vrooman & Conant, and desire them to warn all the persons mentioned in said 
list to appear at this Chamber to-morrow at ten o'Clock. 

On motion made, Resolved, that no person be Employed in this Company 
of Carpinters, who have not signed the General association before the date 
of this Resolve. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 4 March, 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Garret Lansing, Henry Glen, 

Harmanas Wendle, John Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, James Wilson, 

Hugh Mitchell, Christopher Yates, 
Abraham Oothout. 

The master carpenters having been sent for, appeared with the men, as 
per list given them last night. 

Daniel Conan refused to go as an overseer, — the board took the refusal 
of said Conan into Consideration, and Resolved that Ahasueras Merselis 
is appointed to be an overseer, in the room of Daniel Conan. 

On motion made. Resolved, that the arrangement of the Carpenters is now 
Completed as per article signed by them, agreeable to General Schuyler's 
letter, and that they set out to-morrow for Fort George. 

On motion made. Resolved that they be allowed to Employ four slades, 
to Carrey their tooles & baggage. 

The board having taken into Consideration the nomination of persons to 
be overseers of Battaumen, Resolved, that Garret G. Lansing, William 
Peters, and John Canaut is appointed to be overseers of the Battaumen, and 
that they be recommended to General Schuyler as such. 

On motion made. Resolved, that a letter be wrot to General Schuyler to 
mention the names of the persons nominated by this board to be overseers 
of the Battaumen, and inclose to him the agreement signed by the Carpinters, 
which was don in the following words: 



1054 Schenectady Committee 

Schenectady Committee Chamber, 4*^ March, 1 776. 

Hon«^ Sir, 

we herewith send you the articles signed by the carpenters whom we 
have Employed, also the article signed by those in albany,— Mr. Conant 
refused to serve: we have appointed Ahasueras Merseles in his steed, and 
we are of opinion the service will not suffer by the change, — they are all to 
set off to-morrow for fort George. 

In Consequence of your message to us by Henry Glen, Esq"" we have ap- 
pointed John Canoot, William Peters, & Garret Lansing to be overseers of 
Battaumen, and have ordered them to wait on you with this for your further 
instructions, we are, &C. &C. 
To By order of the Committee. 

The Honbl Philop Schuyler, Esq' H. M.. Clerk. 

Major General at 

Albany. 

On motion made, Resolved, that this board do not break up for the future 
untill the proseedings of the day be entered and red by the Clerk. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 5'^ March, 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 
Harmanas Wendle, James Wilson, 

Jecobus Teller, Abraham Oothout, 

John Cuyler, Hugh Mitchell. 

Abraham Fundau, Daniel De Graf, and Peter Feder waited on the 
board, and gave it as their opinion that two of the persons nominated to be 
overseers of the Battaumen; viz., William Peters & Garret Lansing, were 
too young to fill that station, and that the service would suffer by their appoint- 
ment. 

On motion made. Resolved, to postpon the Consideration of this matter 
untill a fuller board. 



Proceedings, March, 1776 1055 



At a meeting of the Committee, 5'^^ March, 1 776: 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Garret Lansing, Jecobus Teller, 

Harmanas Wendle, Christopher Yates, 

Abraham Oothout, Hugh Mitchell, 

John Cuyler, Abraham Wemple, 
James Wilson. 

The board having taken into Consideration the opinion of Abraham Funda, 
Daniel De Graf and Peter Feder, Respecting the persons nominated to be 
overseers of the battaumen. Resolved that the persons Complained of are 
fit for that service, and shall be Continued. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Abraham Wemple and John Cuyler is 
appointed to acquaint Abraham Funda, Daniel De Graf & Peter Feder with 
this Resolve. 

Having taken the present state of the Militia of this Town into Considera- 
tion, and foreseeing that dificualtys may arise from the officers' want of Com- 
missions, should any alarm happen; Thereupon Resolved, that Henry Glen, 
Esq. be requested to aply to the provincial Congress for the following Com- 
missions: one for Lieu* Colonel Yates, one for Second Major Mindert M. 
Wemple, one for ajutant John Van Driesen, one for Quartermaster John 
Post, & Blankes for three Captains and Eleven Subalterns. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 1 March, 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 
Christopher Yates, Garret Lansing, 

James Wilson, John Cuyler, 

Abraham Wemple, Abraham Oothout, 

Harmanas Wendle, Albert Mabey, 

Hugh Mitchell, Jecobus Teller. 

Rec^ a letter from General Schuyler of this day's date, along with his 
instructions for the officers of Battaumen, which he desires to be delivered to 
them, and to urge them to make dispatch in recruting; and that by a letter 
from General Washington, in which he says that he hath been informed 



1056 Schenectady Committee 

that John Duncan hath got three hundred stand of armes: he requests this 
board to Examin into this matter, and if Duncan hath any quantity of armes 
to inquire the price of them and acquaint the General thereof. 

On motion made, Resolved, that James Wilson and Harmanus Wendle 
is appointed to be a sub-committee from this board to make inquiry of John 
Duncan respecting the arms. 

The board being informed that Christopher Peek desired to resign his 
warrent as Ensign on account of his father's displeasure at him for axcepting 
of it. Resolved to send for Christopher Peek, which having been don, and 
pressent. Delivered up his w^arrent, v^hich this board axcepts of. Resolved, 
that Mess" Taylor & Wendle is appointed to attend at Albany to meet the 
Committee, 29'^ Inst. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 30**^ March, 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

John Cuyler, James Wilson, 

Garret Lansing, Christopher Yates, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell, 
Abraham Wemple. 

This board having been informed that Derick Groat had been to albany 
with a petition to General Schuyler from a number of battaumen representing 
that they would ingage in the service if the General would allow them five 
shillings per day, and that on Derick Groat's return he should have told the 
battaumen that General Schuyler said he had no obgections to the proposels 
if the Committee approved of it. 

On motion made. Resolved, to send for Derick Groat, which being done 
and pressent, says that he never made any such report: acknowledges that 
he waited on General Schuyler with a list of a number of men that were 
willing to engage in the service on the aforementioned terms, and that Gen- 
eral Schuyler tould him that the Committee had appointed three overseers, 
and that he Expected to get men Enoug for the wages he had offered. 

The board having been informed that Adam Kittle had heard Derick 
Groat say something about this matter. Resolved to send for him, which 
being don and pressent, Resolved that he be Examined upon oath; which 
being also don, it appears from the Evidence of said Kittle that Derick Groat 
had tould him that General Schuyler had no obgections to their proposels if 



Proceedings, March, 1776 1057 

the Committee aproved of them, which, by the Decleration of said Groat 
before this board, appears to be Evidently fals that General Schuyler ever 
tould him any such thing. 

Binjamin yong w^aited on the board and made the following Complaint: 
that Lieu' Bates had enlisted a Brother of his, for whom he was guardian 
and had made a sum of money, and that Bates had promised the boy at the 
time he enlisted that if his brother Binjamin was dissatisfyed that he would 
let him free; and that tho he, the said Binjamin, for sundry reasons was un- 
willing that the boy should go into the service. Lieu' Bates would not dismiss 
him. 

The board having taken said Complaint into Consideration, Resolved 
that they cannot interfer in this matter, as there interfering might be looked 
on as a Discuragement to recruting. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 30 March, 1776: 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Garret Lansing, John Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, Abraham Oothout, 

Christopher Yates, Hugh Mitchell. 

Aran Merseles appeared before this board and made the following Com- 
plaint: That the pole kep for the Chusing of officers by Abraham Wemple, 
at the Widow Vrooman's, the 10*^ day of febry last, was not regorley kep, 
and that he would make the same appear by Evidence. 

The board having taken said Complaint into Consideration, Resolved, to 
desire Merselis to bring his Evidence to prove the charge, which was don. 
John Empy appeared as an Evidence for the Complainent, but abselutely 
refused to give his Evidence upon oath, upon which the board Resolved, 
that his Evidence be not taken. 

Isaac Titchenor, who was Clerk at that Election and kep said pole, ap- 
peared as an Evidence, and being sworn, Deposeth and Saith, that the pole 
he kep at the widow Vrooman's the 10'^ febry last was a true one, and kep 
without any parciality. 

The board having taken into Consideration the Evidence of said Titchenor 
relative to the keeping of said pole. Thereupon Resolved, the Complaint of 
Aron Marselis is altogether groundless, and without any foundation. 



1058 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 1*' Apr' 1776: 

Garret Lansing, Christopher Yates, 

Jecobus Teller, John Cuyler, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell, 

Harmanas Wendle, Abraham Oothout, 
Abraham Wemple. 

The sub-committee being Returned from the General meeting of the Com- 
mittee at Albany, laid before this board a Resolve of said Committee of the 
29'^^ March, made for the Chusing of twelve members to represent the City 
and County of albany in provincial Congress for twelve months, the Elec- 
tion for said members to be held the third tuesday of this month: also, a 
Resolve of said Committee for the Chusing of new Committees in the different 
districts of this county, and that the Election for said committees be held in 
the differ ant districts the first Tuesday in May next. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 8 Apr' 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Garret Lansing, Christopher Yates, 

John Cuyler, Abraham Oothout, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell, 
Albert Mabey. 

On motion made. Resolved, that advertisements be Emediately struck up on 
the most publick places in this Town, desiring all persons intituled to vote for 
Delegates to attend at the House of William White, on Tuesday, the 16th 
Inst., for the purpose of Chusing twelve members to represent the City and 
County of Albany in provincial Congress, agreeable to a Resolve of said 
Congress. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Derick Van Ingan & Abraham Wemple 
is appointed to be a Sub-Committee to attend at the General meeting of the 
Committee at Albany the 1 1 th Inst. 



Proceedings, April, 1776 1059 



A a meeting of the Committee, 10**^ Apr' 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Abraham Wemple, Harmanas Wendle, 

Garret A. Lansing, Jecobus Teller, 

James Wilson, Christopher Yates, 

John Cuyler, Albert Mabey. 

The board having taken into consideration the appointment of a Captain 
to the Company now raising in the district, Resolved, that the appointment 
of a Captain for said Company cannot with propriety be any longer de- 
layed; and as John A. Bradt, whom the board intended to make an offer 
of this Commission to is not yet come home. Resolved, that an offer of said 
commission be made to Garret S. Veder, Junr. 

Said Garret S. Veder Jun'^ having been sent for and pressent, and made 
acquainted with the above resolve, axcepted of said commission. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 12 Apr' 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 
Garret A. Lansing, Jecobus Teller, 

James Wilson, Albert Mabey, 

John Cuyler, Christopher Yates, 

Abraham Oothout, Harmanas Wendle. 

Lieutenants Pendelton & Bates, & Ensign Snow applyed to this board 
for leave to resign their warrents, and gave for their reasons that the men 
were mutinous and dissatisfyed at Garret Veder's being appointed to be their 
Captain. 

M'^ Pendelton being Examined relative to what money he had drawn on 
account of his recruting, acknowledged that he had receved two hundred 
dollars from the paymaster's clerk, on M"" Christopher Yates asuring the 
Clerk that M"" Pendelton was a recruting officer for this District. 

On motion made. Resolved, that the farther consideration of the above 
Gentlemen's request be put of untill there is a full board, to-morrow. 

Information being given to this board that Nicholas Stephens is gon up 
the North River to Trade without a Certifycat from this board. 



1060 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made. Resolved, that a letter be wrot to General Schuyler, who 
is now on his way to Ticanteroga, to acquaint him of the proceedings and 
character of said Stephens, on which was don in the following words : 

Schenectady Committee Chamber, Apr' 12'*^ 1776. 
Hon^ Sir, 

Information being given to this board that Nicholas Stevens, Indian Trader 
of this place, is gone up to the northward, and that he hath obtained a pass 
from you; if so, we are of opinion he must have by some means or other im- 
posed upon you, as he had no Certifycat from this board: he hath never 
signed the General association, nor hath never appeared in favour of the Gen- 
eral Cause of American liberty while here, — we are informed that he is gon 
in partnorship with Garret Rosebom, of Albany, we are, Hon*^ sir. 

To 

The Honorable 
Philop Schuyler, Esq"^ 
major General. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 3^^ apr' 1 776 : 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Garret Lansing, John Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, Christopher Yates, 

Albert Mabey, James Wilson, 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell. 

Lieu' Pendelton & Bates, & Ensign Snow appeared before this board and 
delivered up their warrents. 

The above Gentlemen, on a second Consideration, and after some Con- 
versation with Cap* Veder, waited again on the board and requested that 
their warrents might be returned to them. The board having taken said 
request into consideration. Resolved, that the warrants be returned to them, 
after giving them a Caution respecting their future beheveour. 

James Ellice aplyed to this board for a Certifycat of his Character to 
General Schuyler, in order to obtain a pass from him to go up the country. 

The board having taken into consideration the request of M"^ Ellice, 
Resolved, that on his taking the following affidavit, — that the Trade he 
Carreys on here, and that he intends to carrey on, if permitted, up the country, 
is entirely on his own account, and that he is no ways bound to give or be 



Proceedings, April, 1776 1061 

accountable to either James Phyn or Alexander or Robert Ellice for any 
part of the profites arising from said Trade, he be furnished with a certifycat. 

James Ellice having been sent for and pressent, on being asked if he Coold 
take an affidavit to y* same purport of this Resolve, to w^hich he answered 
he would freely do it. 

On motion made, Resolved, that an affidavit be drawn in writing and that 
M"" Ellice be sworn, which being don before John Cuyler, Esq., Resolved, 
that the following Certifycat be given to him. 

This is to certify, that the bearer, M"^ James Ellice, hath signed the 
General association, and hath not to our knowledge don anything against the 
american Cause of liberty. 

Given under my Hand, 

Schenectady, 13 aprl., 1776. D. V. I., Chairman. 

James Ellice informed the board that his brother Robert intends going up 
the Country this spring, and that he intends sending his clerk, George Forseth, 
up the country. 

The board being aprehensive that they by some indirect methodes might 
obtain a pass, thereupon Resolved, that a letter be wrote to General 
Schuyler, informing him of their Characters Respecting the present dispute 
between Great Britain & america, which was don in the following words: 

In Committee Chamber at Schenectady, 13 apr' 1776. 
Hon^ Sir, 

James Ellice, who was just now with this board and obtained a Certifycat 
that he hath signed the General association, informed us that his brother 
Robert Ellice, intends going up the Country to settle his bussiness there, and 
that James Ellice intends to send his clerk, George Forseth, up the country, — 
we beg leave to acquaint you that neither of the above named persons hath 
ever signed the General association, and we look on them to be Enemys to 
the american Cause of liberty. 

To We are, &c. 

The Honorable 
Philop Schuyler, Esq"" 
Major General. 



1062 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee, 1 5* apr' I 776. 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

John Cuyler, Hugh Mitchell, 

Garret Lansing, Harmanas Wendle, 

James Wilson. 
M"^ Garret Lansing Jun"" aplyed to this board for party of men to go 
after and assist him in aprehending some of his men that are deserted. 

The board having taken said aplication into Consideration, Resolved to 
give him an order to Cap* Garret Veder for three men of his Company to 
go after said deserters, which was don accordingly. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 16 apr' 1776: 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Garret A. Lansing, Albert Mabey, 

Abraham Wemple, Abraham Oothout, 

John Cuyler, Christopher Yates, 

James Wilson, Harmanas Wendle, 
Jecobus Teller. 

This being the day appointed for the Chusing of twelve delegates to repre- 
sent the City and County of albany in provincial Congress, therefore Resolved, 
that a pole be opened for that purpose: which being don, and votes Called 
in until seven O'Clock in the Evening, when proclamation at the door, and no 
more voters apeared; upon which Resolved, that the pole be Closed, which 
was don accordingly. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 1 7 apr' 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingen, in the Chaire, 

Abraham Wemple, Christopher Yates, 

James Wilson, John Cuyler, 

Jecobus Teller, Garret Lansing, 

Albert Mabey, Abraham Oothout, 
Hugh Mitchell. 



Proceedings, April, 1776 1063 

Received a letter from Daniel Campbell, Esq^, requesting a recomendation 
from this board in order to obtain a pass from General Schuyler to send goods 
up the Country to Mess" Andrews and Meldrum. 

The board having taken the above request into Consideration, Resolved 
that M"" Campbell cannot have a recommendation from this board to General 
Schuyler, and that he be made acquainted of this Resolve by a letter from the 
board, which was wrote in the following words : 

Schenectady, 1 7'*^ apr' 1 776. 
Sir, 

yours of this day's date is now before us, and have duly considered the 
contents thereof, and are unanimously of opinion that this board cannot 
recomend you to the General to obtain a pass. 

By order of the Committee. 
To Daniel Campbell, Esqr. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 22^^ apr' 1 776: ^ 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

Jecobus Teller, Christopher Yates, 

Harmanas Wendle, Albert Mabey, 

Hugh Mitchell. 

This board being informed that Robert Ellice was gon up the Mohak River 
in order to proceed up the country : — 

The board having taken said Report into Consideration, Resolved to 
Enquire of James Ellice what are his brother's Intentions. James Ellice 
having been sent for and pressent. Informed the board that his brother was 
gon up the River to engage Battaumen, and that he would return this Even- 
ing or to-morrow. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 22*^ apr' 1776: ^ 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Oothout, James Wilson, 

Abraham Wemple, John Cuyler, 
Albert Mabey. 



1 References to transactions of this meeting placed under 1 7th by Sanders. 



1064 Schenectady Committee 

Henry Millen^ & John Jeffreys Made aplication to this board for pass- 
ports to go down the Country. 

The board taking said apHcation into consideration, Resolved to give said 
Millen & Jeffreys passports. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 22^ apr' 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chair, 

Christopher Yates, Jecobus Teller, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

Albert Mabey, Abraham Wemple, 

John Cuyler, Hugh Mitchell, 
Harmanas Wendle. 

James Stewart, Charles Marten & John Robison made aplication to this 
board for Certifycats in order to obtain passports from General Schuyler to 
go up the Country. 

The board having taken into consideration the aplication of the above 
persons, Resolved, that a Certifycat be given to Each of them, mentioning 
that they have not signed the General association, but in other respects have 
appeared to be true frends to the American Cause.^ 

Robert Ellice & Charles Morrison made aplication to this board for Cer- 
tifycats in order to obtain passports to go up the Country. 

The board having taken into Consideration the aplication of said Ellice & 
Morrison, and being of opinion that they are both Enemys to the Caus of 
American liberty, as nothing to the Contrary hath com to the Knowledge of 
the board, thereupon Resolved, that they Cannot have Certifycats from this 
board. 

Andrew Mcfarlan made aplication to this board for a Certifycat in order 
to obtain a pass to go up the Country. 

The board having taken into Consideration the aplication of Andrew 
Mcfarlan, Resolved, that a Certifycat be given to him, the same as the presi- 
dent sent to this board by General Schuyler. 

On motion made. Resolved, that John Cuyler and Abraham Oothout be a 
sub-committee from this board to attend at a General meeting of the Com- 
mittee at Albany the 25*** Inst. 



1 Sanders: Miller. The name does not occur in Hanson. 

'^ Sanders writes Robinson instead of Robison and adds Andrew McFarlan to the list, omitting the 
separate paragraph relatmg to the latter. 



Proceedings, April, 1776 1065 

r 

At a meeting of the Committee, 24'^ apr' 1 776. 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 
Albert Mabey, Christopher Yates, 

James Wilson, John Cuyler, 

Abraham Oothout, Harmanas Wendle, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell, 

Abraham Wemple. 

Robert Ellice & Charles Morrison made aplication to this board for a hear- 
ing before the board. 

This board having taken the aplication of said Ellice and Morrison into 
Consideration, Resolved, that they be sent for to hear what they have to offer. 

Robert Ellice having been sent for and pressent, informed the board that 
he granted leave to go up the Country in order to Collect debts due to Phyn 
Ellice and partners, and that he was a real frend to the American Cause of 
liberty ; and that his only reason for not signing the association and appearing 
openly in the Cause was that he had a Great deal of property up the Country, 
and that he was affraid his signing the association, or being known to Conside 
with the pressent measures Carried on in america might be a detriment to him 
in the settling of his bussiness up the Country. 

The board having taken into Consideration the Contents of what Mr, Ellice 
had said. Resolved to draw up an affidavit in writting, setting forth that he has 
been and is still a true frend to the american Cause of liberty, and that what 
he hath towld the board was his whole reason for not signing the General 
association, and apearing openly a frend to the American Cause. 

The affidavit being drawn, and M"^ Ellice Called in and shown said affidavit, 
he said he was willing to swar to it. The board thereupon Resolved, that 
John Cuyler, Esq"^ take the affidavit of Robert Ellice, which being don, the 
board thereupon Resolved, that a Coppy of said affidavit be inclosed in a 
letter from this board to General Schuyler for his Consideration — the letter 
to be in the following words : 

Schenectady, 24*^ apr' 1776. 
Honored Sir, 

M"^ Robert Ellice aplyed to this board for a Certifycat in order to obtain 
a pass to go up the Country to Colect debts due to himself, his brother, Alex- 
ander Ellice, and James Phyn. James Phyn hath resided for some time past 
in England : Alexander Ellice, who went also to England last fall, we know 



1066 Schenectady Committee 

to be an open Enemy to the american Cause, for he harangued & discoreged 
the people in street last spring from Chusing a Committee, when they were 
met for that purpose, we here inclose you a Coppy of an affidavit which 
Robert Ellice hath this day made before us, and must beg to leave the matter 
farther to your Consideration. I am, Hon*^ Sir, &c., &. 
To By order of the Committee. 

The Honorable H. M., Clerk. 

Philop Schuyler, Esq"" 

Major General. 

Charles Morrison being called in, informed the board that he wanted a 
Certifycat in order to obtain a pass to go up the country, and said he thought 
he ought to be put on a futting with others who had not signed the associa- 
tion and he had been informed was to have Certifycats from this board. 

On his being asked by a member of the board if he would swer that he was 
a frend to the American Cause, he said he would not. The Board thereupon 
Resolved that M"" Morrison Cannot have a Certifycat. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 27'^ apr' 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

Albert Mabey, Abraham Wemple, 

James Wilson, Abraham Oothout, 

John Cuyler, Jecobus Teller, 

Christopher Yates, Garret Lansing, 
Hugh Mitchell. 

The sub-committee being returned from Albany, laid before this board 
a Resolve of the Committee for the City and County of Albany, made at 
the General meeting the 26'*^ Ins* that Joseph Kingsley & George Ramsey 
pay the charges this board was at on account of their imprissonment in february 
last, to this board, on motion made, Resolved, that said Kingsley & Ramsey 
be sent for and ordered to pay the following sums: viz., Kingsley twenty 
shillings, for a slade and two men to carry him from here to Albany ; Ramsey 
sixteen shillings, for a slade and one minute man to carry him to Albany, 
having been both sent for and pressent, and made acquainted with the above 
Resolve, Ramsey promised to pay his part to the Chairman by Saterday next : 
Kingsley absolutely refused to pay his part of said charges, upon which it 
is Resolved, that if said Kingsley do not pay his part of said charges to the 



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Chairman by nine o'clock on Monday next that he, the said Kingsley be 
sent to prison in albany, there to remain untill he pay said sum, together with 
what charges may arise on account of his second imprisonment. 

On motion made. Resolved, that a letter be wrot to the Chairman of the 
Committee of albany, to know what regulations that board base made Respect- 
ing the prices of goods, which was don in the following words: 

C. Chamber, Schenectady, 27'^ Apr' 1 776. 

Sir: The Bohea Tea being regulated by a resolve of the Honorable Con- 
tinental Congress, in which Resolve the other Teas & goods, our sub-com- 
mittee informes us, that you have regulated the prices of other goods; we 
should be glad to have a coppy of your resolve and regulation respecting 
the same. I am. 

By order of the Committee. 
To Ab"" Yates, Esq"" D. V. I., Chairman. 

Chairman of the Committee 

of Albany. 

On motion made, Resolved, that advertisements be put up on the most 
public places in this district, desiring all the male inhabitants that are of full 
age and have resided three months in this district to attend on the first Tues- 
day in May next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, at the House of William 
White, then and there to elect and chuse eleven persons to be a Committee of 
Correspondence, safety and protection for this District, for six months and 
no longer, to take their seats the fourth Tuesday in May next. 



At a meeting of the Committee, the 29'^^ Apr' 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

Jecobus Teller, Christopher Yates, 

Harmanas Wendle, John Cuyler, 

Garret Lansing, Hugh Mitchell, 
Abraham Wemple. 

Lieu* Bates waited on this board and reported that one John Jeffreys, a 
soldier in his company, intended to desert, and that said Jeffreys had obtained 
a pass from this board by which he might probibly make his escape. 

The board having taken the above report into consideration. Resolved 
that said Jeffrey be sent for and made return the pass to the board, and be 

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exemined. Said Jeffreys having been sent for and pressent, delivered up the 
pass, but denyed his intention to desert. 

Owen Owens & John Cook, soldiers in said Company, having been sent 
for and Exemined relative to what they knew of John Jeffreys' intention to 
desert, both declared that he towld them he intended to desert, and desired 
them to desert with him. Thereupon Resolved, that it be recomended to 
Lieu* Bates to send him to Albany, there to be keep under guard untill he is 
relieved by the Captain or commanding officer of the Batalion. 



At a meeting of the Committee, May ]*♦ 1776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

Abraham Wemple, Harmanas Wendle, 

Albert Mabey, Jecobus Teller, 

James Wilson, Hugh Mitchell, 
Garret Lansing. 

The Chairman reported to the board that Joseph Kingsley and George 
Ramsey had paid the sums they were ordered by Resolve of the 1 7'^ of april. 

Received a letter from Robert Ellice, of the 25*^ april, with the letter 
inclosed that was given to him for General Schuyler by this board. 

Walter Swits made aplication to the board to be dismissed from Garret 
Veder's Company — said he was not fairly inlisted, and further said he was 
willing to take his oath of this; upon which Resolved, to send for Lieu* Bates, 
who inlisted him, which being done and pressent. Lieu' Bates offiered to 
make oath that said Swits was fairly inlisted; upon which Resolved, that 
the board do not interfere in this matter. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 2^ May, 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

John Cuyler, Jecobus Teller, 

Albert Mabey, Harmanas Wendle, 

Garret Lansing. 

Rec"^ a letter from Walter Livingston, D. Q. Master General, requesting 
this board to send a number of Waggons to carrey provisions to Lake George : 



Proceedings, May, 1776 1069 

having taken the purport of said letter into consideration. Resolved, that tw^o 
persons be Employed to get as many waggons as they can, and that said 
letter be ansv^ered. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 6*^ May, 1776: 

Present. 
Dirk Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

John Cuyler, James Wilson, 

Garret Lansing, Albert Mabey, 

Christopher Yates, Hugh Mitchell, 
Abraham Wemple. 

Complaint being again made concerning Walter Sv^its that the officers of 
the company refused to take a sufficient man in his place. Resolved, that 
Abraham Wemple, Albert Mabey & John Cuyler be a Sub-Committee to 
settle said dispute. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 7''^ May, 1776: 

Present. 

Dirk Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

Garret Lansing, Abraham Wemple, 

James Wilson, Albert Mabey, 

Jecobus Teller, Christopher Yates, 

John Cuyler, Harmanas Wendle. 

A Pole being opened for the purpose of Chusing a new Committee agree- 
able to advertisement of the 27^*^ of April, and held till no more voters, the 
following persons were Elected by a majority of Voices; viz., Abraham 
Fundau, Christopher Yates, Harmanas Wendle, Albert Mabey, Isaac 
Vrooman, Cornelious Van Dick, John A. Bradt, Cornelious Van Slike, 
Cornelious Van D. Volgan, Henry Van Dreessen, & John Peek. 

Complaints being made to this board that Tekeres Van Debogart hath 
Employed a number of carpenters that have not signed the association — 

Tekeres Van Debogart having been sent for and pressent and his list 
examined, found he had engaged Moss Skermarhorn, William Skermarhorn 
and Peter S. Veder, who are all non-associatores : Resolved, that M"^ Van 
Debogart discharge them and Employ others in their room. 



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Complaints being made that Docter Gill and some other Docters intends 
to practise Phisick! in this Town, they being prissoners, Resolved, that they 
may give advice but not apply medicines. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Harmanas Wendle & Dirk V. Ingan is 
appointed a sub-committee to attend at the General Meeting of the Com- 
mittee at Albany the 9'^ Inst. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 8 May, 1776: 

Present. 

Dirk Van Ingan, in the Chair, 
Ab"" Wemple, Albert Mabey, 

Garret Lansing, Harmanas Wendle, 

John Cuyler, James Wilson, 

Jecobus Teller, Christopher Yates. 

Complaint having been made to this board that Cornelious Peek and son 
Joseph is now^ Employed as carpenters at Lake George and base not signed 
the General association, thereupon. Resolved, that a letter be w^rot to General 
Schuyler acquainting him of the same, and desire him to send said Peek 
& sone Back, which was don in the following words : 

Hon^ Sir, 

This board entred into a Resolve the 3^ of March last that no car- 
penters should be Employed in the Continental service from this place without 
there first having signed the General association, which Resolve we have 
strictly put in forse, and has been attended with that success that upwards of 
sixty persons have signed the same, we being informed that Cornelious Peek 
and son, who went to the Lake with a company of carpenters from Albany 
before this Resolve was made, hath not signed the association although they 
have been both in town since we Entred into said Resolve, which causes an 
uneasiness in the District, therefore Beg they may be sent back, and if the 
service requires it we will supply their places by other good carpenters. 

On motion made, Resolved, that advertisements be put up desiring all those 
who intend to go Battauing to the westward to attend at this Committee 
Chamber on tuesday, the 10**^ Inst., between the hours of two and six in the 
afternoon, in order that those who have not signed the association may then 
sign it under the inspection of the committee, which was don accordingly. 



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At a meeting of the Committee, 10'^^ May, 1 776: 

Present. 

Dirk Van Ingan, Chairman, 

James Wilson, Jecobus Teller, 

Hugh Mitchell, Christopher Yates, 

Albert Mabey. 

A number of Traders and Battaumen waited on this board and signed the 
association. 

The board being informed that the General is now returned to Albany and 
may probebly not receive the letter wrot by the board the 8'^ Ins' as soon as 
could be wished, thereupon Resolved, that a copy of said letter concerning 
Cornelious Peek & son be wrot to General Schuyler, now at Albany, with 
the following additional parregraf annexed to it, which is in the following 
words : 

We have also to inform you that William Skermarhorn & Peter S. Feder 
went of to the Lake with M"^ Van D. bogart without the leave of this Board : 
they have repeatedly refused to sign the General association; therefore beg 
that you will give orders that they may not be employed, and we will send 
others in their places, if wanted. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Dark V. Ingan, James Wilson, & Hugh 
Mitchell is appointed a sub-committee from this board to attend at the Cham- 
ber, on munday, Tuesday & Wedensday next, from the hours of Eleven to 
twelve in the fore noon, to admit people to sign the association under their 
inspection. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 13'^ May, 1776: 

Present. 

Derk V. Ingan, in the Chair, 

John Cuyler, Harmanas Wendle, 

Ab"" Wemple, Albert Mabey, 

Garret Lansing, Hugh Mitchell. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Albert Mabey go to Albany the 15'^ 
Ins* to receive the amount of the accounts due to this board. 

John B. Van Eps Jun"^ waited on this board and complained that Cap' 
Veder had sent a file of men to his house to take away an aprentice boy of 
his under pretence of being inlisted. Van Eps says that the boy is not 



1072 Schenectady Committee 

inlisted — that they had tould the boy to sign his hand as an Evidence to a 
person's inlisting then in the house, which the boy did. Upon which the 
board Resolved to send for Lieu' Bates, who knows something about this 
matter. Lieu* Bates having been sent for and pressent, acknowledged that 
he understood by those who were pressent that the above mentioned boy 
had signed the inlistment only as an Evidence; Thereupon Resolved, that 
the boy is not inlisted, and that he return hom with his Master. 

On motion made. Resolved, that a letter be wrot to General Schuyler re- 
questing that Ahasueras Wendle & Henry Marselis be sent from the Lake, 
as they have not signed the association, which was don in the following 
words : 

In C. C. at Schenectady, 13*^ May, 1776. 
Hon^ Sir: 

we beg leave to adress our selves once more on the subject of carpenters : 
we find upon inquirey, that Ahasueras Wendle & Henry A. Marselis, both 
of this place and now Employed at the Lake, have not signed the association, 
and to prevent that Clamour of the people here, we beg they may be both 
sent back. 

By order of the Committee, 
To H. M., Clerk. 

The Honorable 

Philop Schuyler, Esq"^ 

at Lake George. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 15**^ May, 1776: 

Present. 

Dirk Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 
Ab™ Wemple, Garret Lansing, 

John Cuyler, Harmanas Wendle, 

Hugh Mitchell. 

Rec^ from the Committee of Albany a Coppy of a letter from General 
Schuyler, dated at Fort George the IS'^* Inst., requesting all the waggons that 
possibly Can be sent to Carrey provision from Albany to the Lake, as our 
army in Canada is in great distress for want of meet. 

Having taken the Contents of said letter into Consideration, thereupon 
Resolved, that a Coppy of said letter be Emediately sent up To Tryon 
County, inclosed in one from this board, which was wrot in the following 
words : 



Proceedings, May, 1776 1073 

C. C. Schenectady, \5^ May. 1776. 
Gentlemen : 

the inclosed is a Coppey of a letter from General Schuyler to the Sub-Com- 
mittee from the City & County of Albany which we are desired to forward 
to you in order that you may see in what Condition Our Troops in Canada 
are for want of provision, and hope you will send down as many waggons 
as possibly Can be got. 

we are. Gentlemen, 
yours & C. 
To D. V. I., Chairman. 

The Committee of 
Tryon County. 

On motion made. Resolved, that a letter be wrot to Christopher Yates 
desiring him to write to M" Yates to give the Donation in her hands to the 
board, who now intends to send the whole to Boston, which is in the following 
words : 

In C. C. at Schenectady the 1 5 May, 1 776. 
Sir, 

we are now to inform you that we have an oppertunity of sending the 
Donation money to Boston by M"^ Cornelious Van D. Beregh, who is going 
there and will Carrey the money for a reasonable Consideration; we there- 
fore desire that you will write to M" Yates to give the money in your hands 
to this board, — your speedy Comply ance will much oblige, sir, your &C., &. 

By order of the Committee, 
To D. V. I., Chairman. 

M"" Christopher Yates, 

at Half Moon. 

On motion made. Resolved, that John Cuyler and Abraham Wemple 
is appointed to be a Sub-Committee to Colect the remainder of the Donation 
money. 

This board having taken into Consideration the present necessity their is 
for waggons to Carrey provision from Albany to Lake George, Resolved, 
that no waggons be employed in Carrying any goods or stores up or down 
between this place and Albany for ten days from the date of this Resolve, 
unless they are going into the pub lick service: in Such Cases they may Carry 
a freight from here to Albany, and that this resolve be mad publick by 
advertisement, which was don accordingly. 



1074 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made, Resolved, that Mindert M. Wemple be employed to 
go to all the people living in the west Ina, to engage all the waggons there 
he possibly Can to Carry provisions from Albany to the Lake. 

Albert Mabey being returned from Albany, Informed the board that 
be Coold not get payment of the accounts from M"^ Livingston. Thereupon 
Resolved, that a letter be wrot to General Schuyler to inform him of the 
Complaints the people make for want of their money, which was don in the 
following words: 

C. C. Schenectady the ]5^' May, 1776. 
Hon'^ Sir, 

we are sorry to be under the necessity of informing you that the people 
we Employed to go with their slades on the Expedition to Tryon County Com- 
plains much for want of their pay: we aplyed several times to M"^ Living- 
ston in the winter for payment of that amount, who tould us he had no money, 
which we believe was the Case; but a few days ago being informed that a 
large sum of publick money was come to Albany, yesterday we sent M"^ 
Mabey, one of this board, down in order to get payment for the slades em- 
ployed by us, but he Coold not get a farthing: on his representing to M"" 
Livingston that these amounts not being paid of was great detriment to us 
in getting waggons at present, was tould it was no matter, he could do without 
Schenectady waggons. 

In the first place, we think we are ill used by M"^ Livingston in this, and 
as it realy is a detriment to our getting waggons at present, we beg you will 
order said account to be paid as soon as money Can be spared. I am, &C. 

By order of the Committee, 
To H. M., Clerk. 

The Honorable, 

Philop Schuyler, Esq"" 

Major General. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 18*^ May, 1 776: 

Present. 
Dirk Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

Albert Mabey, Harmanas Wendle, 

James Wilson, John Cuyler, 

Garret Lansing, Abraham Oothout, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell. 



Proceedings, May, 1776 1075 

Rec"^ a letter from Colonel Van Sleke, at Albany, dated the 1 7*^ Inst., 
in which he says that the general has ordered all the prisoners to be sent down 
the Country, and desires that this board will order Lieut. Spark, and Docter 
Gill, and the other prisoners here, immediately to Albany, the board 
having taken said letter into Consideration, Resolved, that the prisoners be 
sent for and ordered to go Emedeatly to Albany. Said prisoners having 
been sent for, and present, and made acquainted with the above resolve, 
Docter Gill and Lieu' Spark said they were ready to go as soon as a waggon 
was provided to Carrey their baggage, but that they would not go at their own 
Expense. 

Docter Sanden informed the board that his wife, who is in Town with 
him, was near the time of delivery, and in such a situation that she Coold not 
with safety be removed, and beged leave to tarry with her for some time on 
that account. 

The board having taken the situation of Docter Sanden's affaires into 
Consideration, Resolved, that a letter be wrot to Colonel Van Schaick, 
acquainting him with the same, and that Docter Sanden is permitted to stay 
untill the board gets Colonel Van Schaick's answer, which was don in the 
following wordes: 

C. C, Schenectady, 18'^ May, 1776. 

Sir, we just now rec'^ your favour of the 1 7*^ Inst, by Colonel Daton, 
and agreable to your desire, sent for Docter Gill, Lieu' Spark, & Docter 
Sanden, and desired to go Emediatly to Albany, upon which Docter Sanden 
informed us that his wife, who is in town with him, nearly Expects to be 
delivered, and in such a situation Coold not be removed with safety, upon 
which we gave him leave to tarry here with her untill we have your answer, 
and as this delay will probibly be but a few days, we think it would be rather 
sever to order him away before his wife is delivered, but must leave this 
consideration to you. 

Having taken the answer of Docter Gill & Lieu' Spark into Consideration, 
Resolved, that a wagon be got to carry them and their baggage to Albany 
to-morrow morning, and that Colonel Van Schaick pay for the same. 

Major Ganseford informed the board that Colonel Van Schaick again 
Desired that all the prisoners should be Emediatly sent down, upon which 
the board Resolved, that the above letter is not to be sent; but that Docter 
Sanden and servant go down to Albany to-morrow morning along with Docter 
Gill & Lieu' Spark, and at his request the following letter be wrot to Colonel 
Van Schaick, to represent his present situation, which was done accordingly. 



1076 Schenectady Committee 

C. Chamber, Schenectady, 8* [18*] 1876 [1776]. 

Sir, We just now rec*^ yours of the 1 7*^ Inst., and in Complyance there- 
with have ordered Lieu* Spack, Docter Gill, Docter Sanden & servant to 
go down to-morrow morning in a waggon, which we expect you to pay. 

we must beg leave to observe to you that Docter Sanden's wife, who now 
is in Town, Expects every houre to be delivered, and in such a situation 
Cannot with safety be removed, as they are both strangers here, we think 
to order him away from her would be rather Cruel, and would beg his situa- 
tion may be taken into Consideration, we must do him and the other prisoners 
the Justice to say that they have Conducted themselves inoffensively since 
they have been in this Town. 

I am, &c.. 
By order of the Committee, 
To H. M., Clerk 

Colonel Goose Vanschaich, 

at Albany. 

On motion made. Resolved, that advertisements be Emediatly put up 
on the most publick places in this Town, to inform the publick of the names 
of the persons Chosen to be a Committee for this District, and the time they 
are to take their seates, which was don accordingly. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 21 May, 1776: 

Present. 

Derk Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 
James Wilson, Harmanas Wendle, 

Abraham Wemple, Hugh Mitchell, 

Garret Lansing. 

Colonel White of the Jersey regiment waited on the board, and said that 
he was informed that M^ Delancy, of Albany, and a number of other Enemys 
to the Cause of liberty, are now assembled at the House of John Duncan, 
Esq' and is of opinion that their Counsels at present might be detrimental to 
the present Expedition, therefore desired to have an order from this board 
to send a detachment of his men to apprehend them. 

The board having taken said information into Consideration, Resolved, that 
as M"^ Duncan lives out of this district, that an order cannot be given for 
the above purpose; but that a letter be Emediatly wrot to the Committee 
of Albany, acquainting them of the information given by Colonel White. 



Proceedings, May, 1776 1077 

On motion made. Resolved, that James Wilson & Harmanas Wendle is 
appointed a Sub-Committee from the board to wait on Colonel White and 
acquaint him of the above Resolve. 

The Sub-Committee being returned to the board, reported that they Coold 
not see Colonel White, but was informed that he, with several of his officers, 
and a party of his men was gon up the Albany Hill, upon which we supposed 
him to be gon to M' Duncan's House. Therefore Resolved, that the afore- 
mentioned letter to the Committee of Albany need not be wrot at present. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 22*^ apr' [May] 1776: 

Present. 

Derk Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 
Albert Mabey, Abraham Wemple, 

Jecobus Teller, Hugh Mitchell, 

John Cuyler, Harmanas Wendle. 

On motion made. Resolved, that as Abraham Oothout is now at Albany, 
that a letter be wrot to him desiring him to attend at the General meeting at 
Albany, in the name of this board, which was don in the following words : 

Sir, as we now suppose you to be in Albany, beg the favour of you to 
attend at the General meeting in behalf of this board, as its verrey inconvenient 
for any of the members now to attend, you need not make any mention of 
the pay for M"^ White's boy, as we intend to apply to the sub-committee for 
that, where we think we will be more likely to succeed. 

By order of the Committee, 
To H. M., Clerk. 

M^ Abraham Oothout. 

Rec^ a letter from John Duncan, Esq'^ of this day's date, in which he gives 
an account of the tratement he received from Colonel White, and complains 
much thereof, and says that Colonel White tould him that what he did was 
by an order from this board. Upon seeing Richard Duncan in the street. 
Resolved to send for him and inquire further into this matter, which being 
don, and present, he gave the same account of it that his faithor did; upon 
which the board assured Richard Duncan that what Colonel White did was 
not by Virtue of any order from this board. 



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At a meeting of the Committee, 23^ May, 1 776: 

Present. 

Derk \(an Tngan, in the Chaire, 

John Cuyler, Hugh Mitchell, 

Harmanas Wendle, Abraham Wemple, 

Garret Lansing. 

William James brought before this board a man named Binjamen Right, 
who acknowledged himself to be a deserter from Captain Veder's company, 
and that he deserted from a guard who had him in Confinement for suspicion 
of theft and other misdemenors. 

Resolved, that the above named Binjamen Right be Emediatly sent to 
Albany under a guard of two of the minute men of this Town, and that 
Captain Veder or the officer Commanding said Company pay each of the 
minute men six shillings for their Trubble, and that a letter be wrot to Cap* 
Veder, or officer Commanding his Company at Albany, desiring his Com- 
plyance with this Resolve. 

Names of the Guard: 
Isaac Canoot, 
Robert Smith, 



At a meeting of the Committee, 24*1^ May, 1776: 

Present. 

Derk Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

Albert Mabey, James Wilson, 

Harmanas Wendle, Abraham Wemple, 

Garret Lansing,"*' ' John Cuyler, 

Abraham Oothout, Hugh Mitchell. 

Rec^ a letter from Colonel Dayton, at John's Town, of this day's date, 
in which he informes this board that he base orders to aprehend John Munro, 
and treat him as a Common Enemy to the liberty of America, and requesting 
this board to aprehend him emediatly, and keep him in Closs Confinement 
untill he returns from Johnstown. 

The board having taken the contents of said letter into Consideration, 
Resolved, that John Cuyler, Abraham Oothout & Albert Mabey is ap- 
pointed a Sub-Committe to bring John Munro before this board to-morrow 
morning. 



Proceedings, May, 1776 1079 



At a meeting of the Committee, 25'^ May, 1776: J ^ ■ 

Present. 
Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 
Harmanas Wendle, Albert Mabey, 

Abraham Wemple, .. James Wilson, 

Jecobus Teller, Abraham Oothout, 

Hugh Mitchell, John Cuyler. 

The Sub-Committee appointed to bring John Munro before this board 
have now brought him; accordingly. Resolved, that said Munro be now sent 
to albany, under guard of a party of our minute men, there to be kep in Closs 
Confinement untill Colonel Dayton Returns from Tryon County, and that a 
Coppy of Colonel Dayton's letter, together with one from this board be sent 
to the Chairman & Committee of Albany, which was don in the following 
words : 

C. C, Schenectady, May 25'^ 1776. 

Gentlemen: the above is a Coppy of a letter we received last night from 
Colonel Dayton: in consequence thereof have this morning aprehended John 
Munro, and as we have no place of Confinement here, we now send him to 
you under guard, and desire you will Cause him to be kep in Confinement 
untill Colonel Dayton returns. 

I am, &c.. 
By order of the Committee, 
To the Chairman & D. V. I., Chairman. 

Committee of Albany. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Colonel Dayton's letter to this board be 
Emediatly answered, in the following words: 

In Committee Chamber, Schenectady, 25'^ May, 1776. - 
Sir, we rec*^ yours of 24'^ last night, and have, in Complyance therewith, 
this morning aprehended John Munro: he is now in Custody, and we are 
Just going to send him to albany, with proper Directions to the Committee, 
as we have no place of Confinement here. }! — 

I am, &c.. 
By order of the Committee, 
To D. V. I., Chairman. 

Colonel Dayton :. 

Commander at 
Johns Town. 



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At a meeting of the Committee, the 25 May, 1776: 

Present. 

Derk Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

John Cuyler, James Wilson, 

Garret Lansing, Harmanas Wendle, 

Albert Mabey, Abraham Wemple, 

Abraham Oothout, Hugh Mitchell. 

On motion made. Resolved, that the Donation money Colected in this 
District for the relefe of the poor of Boston, now in the hands of Hugh 
Mitchell, which is Eighty-Eight pounds six shillings, together with thirty-nine 
pounds sixteen shillings and sixpence, now in the hands of Christopher Yates, 
be sent to Boston by Cornelious Van Deberigh, as soon as the above sum 
can be received fram Christopher Yates, and that said Cornelious Van 
De Berigh be paid six pounds of the above sum, and sixteen shillings which 
Abraham Wemple is to collect from Isaac Rossa and Thadeous S* John, 
for his trubble of Carreing the money to Boston. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Hugh Mitchell is appointed to receive 
the money from Christopher Yates, and deliver the whole to Cornelious Van 
De Beregh, and take his Receipt for the same. 

On motion made. Resolved, that a letter be wrot to the Committee of 
Safety at Boston, desiring them to Direct M^ Van De Beregh to who he 
shall deliver the money sent by him. 

''James Ellice made aplication to the board for a pass to go up as far as 
the German Flatts, to see what is become of some Battaus and goods of his 
which was stoped there. The board having taken into Consideration the 
request of James Ellice, Resolved to give him a pass for the above purpose. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Harmanas Wendle is appointed to dis- 
pose of the Ball in his hands, which is 5*=^'- 3^^- O"' and pay the money arising 
from the saile of said Balls to Margaret Van Antwerp, Excepting forty 
shillings of said money, which he is to pay into the hands of the succeeding 
Committee, — said Margaret Van Antwerp having already received that sum 
from this board. Resolved, that Harmanas Wendle is also appointed to 
receive four pounds from Frederick Visgar for Ball sold him last Summer, 
and pay the same to the afore named Margaret Van Antwerp. 

On motion made, Resolved, that Hugh Mitchell is appointed to receive 
the amount due to this board for slades &c. employed in the Expedition to 
Johnstown last winter, and pay the same to the several people to whom its due. 



Proceedings, May, 1776 1081 

On motion made. Resolved, that the following papers be delivered to the 
succeeding Committee; viz. — The association papers; the articles signed by 
the officers of Militia; a letter wrot by the reverand M"^ Stewart at Fort 
Hunter, to John Manur at Albany ; Joseph Kingsley's and George Ramsey's 
Bond; the affidavits of Robert & James Ellice and Lieu' Pendelton; seven 
Resolves of the Committee of Albany; viz., one of the 27'^ March, two of the 
29*^^ March, two of the 12«^' Aprl., one of the 20'^» Aprl, one of the 10'*^ May. 



At a meeting of the Committee, 27**^ May, 1 776: 

Present. 

Derick Van Ingan, in the Chaire, 

John Cuyler, Albert Mabey, 

James Wilson, Abraham Wemple, 

Garret Lansing, Abraham Oothout, ^ 

Harmanas Wendle, Hugh Mitchell. ■ 

On motion made. Resolved, that the minutes and papers belonging to this 
board be lodged in the hands of Hugh Mitchell, and that any of the members 
of the new Committee may have the perusal of them at his House. 

On motion made. Resolved to pay William White three pounds out of 
the publick money now in the hands of this board, for his boy's services in 
attending on the Committee; also, to pay him two pounds Eighteen shillings 
& Six pence out of said money, for necessaries furnished to the Indians that 
came to meet General Schuyler. 

On motion made. Resolved, that Hugh Mitchell pay twelve pounds four 
shillings and sixpence to the succeeding Committee, as soon as he receives 
payment of the accounts due to this board, being public money in the hands 
of this board. 

Received of Cap* Cornelious Van Dick, thirty-nine pounds sixteen 
shillings and sixpence, being the Donation money Colected for the poor of 
Boston, which was in the hands of Christopher Yates. 

Having sent for the members of the new Committee, and delivered up to 
them sundry papers, they requested to have the minutes delivered also; upon 
which the board Resolved they may have them to peruse for one week, upon 
the Chairman giving a recept to Return them to Hugh Mitchell, without taking 
any Coppys of them, and may at any time after, have the perusel of the 
minutes at his house ; and if the new Committee do not Chuse to axcept of this 



1082 Schenectady Committee 

proposal, and Insist on having the minutes, Resolved, that it be determined 
by the Committee of Albany, whether the minutes is to be delivered up or not. 
On Examination of the Cash in hand, the board findes there will be non 
left to pay William White for his boy's services in attending on the Committee, 
thereupon Resolved, that as soon as Hugh Mitchell gets payment of the 
amount due to this board for waggons &c., that he pay three pounds to William 
White out of said money for his boy's services. 



Proceedings, part 2^ 



Shilling of said money which is yet Due to the Publick be Left in the hands 
of Abr"* Oothout to pay out and the Remainder to Remain in hands of this 
Board being £11 .. 11. 



At A Meeting the 15 Janu-^y 1777 

Present 

Abr""- Fonda Chairman 
William Schermehorn Arent V Patte 

Myndert Wimpel Myndert S T Eyck 

John Roseboom Abr""- Oothout 

Resolved that Lawis Peek be appointed as Constable for this District to 
Serve by order of this Comittee and be paid reasonable for his Sarvice w^hich 
he being made acquainted w^ith and Excepted according. 



At the Mething of the 3"^ Fabruary 1777 

Present 

Ab'"- Fonday Chairman 

William Schermehorn Arent N V Petten 

Meynd'- Wemple . Nicholas Veder 

Meynd*- S Ten Eyck Abraham Oothout 

Isaack Vrooman John Roseboom 
Henry V Dresen 

Resolved that Meynd*- S Ten Eyck & Nicholas Veder go to Albany for 
to Tend the County Committee. 



^ For account of the manuscript, see introduction. 



1083 



1084 Schenectady Committee 

At A Meeting of the 13 febry 1777 

Abr™- Fonda Chairman 

William Schermehorn Myndert S T Eyck 

Wyndert ' Wimpel Abr""- Oothout 

One of Capt Bradts Soldiers complained to this board that the Cap*- ordered 
him to be [ready] to march [;] he told the Cap'- he was very willing [bu]t 
that he had a Sore knee yet would go as farr as he [cou]ld[;] upon this 
the Capt told him then he would go [ ] Slay and Drag him along [ ; ] 

the man answered [ ] very well[;] then the Capt beat him [ ] 

Abusefull manner [.] Therefore Resolved to send for Cap' Bradt and make 
inquiree into the matter. 



At the Meting of the 18th of Fabruary 1777 

Abraham Fonday Charman 

Wiliam Schermehorn Meynd' M Wimple 

Nicholas Veader Aron N V Petten 

Henry V Dressen Meynd'- S Ten Eyck 
Abraham Othout 

Resolved that Meynd*- M Wimple Aron N V Peten must go to tend the 
County Comittee in Albany Tomorow 



At the meting of the 3"^- March 

Personely Appeared 

Abraham Fonday in the Chair 

William Schermehorn Isaack Vrooman 

Nicholas Vader Aron N V Petten 

Henry V. Dressen Abraham Oothout 
Meynd' S Ten Eyck 

Resolved that John Roosboom & Henry V Dressen must go & tend the 
County Committee at Albany Tomorow 

Also Resolved that John Babtist V Vorst be Appointed a ferrey below 
the Town of Schenectady & that he is to Tend said ferry at all Tims if he 



' So in original. 



Proceedings. February, 1777 1085 

thinks that he Can Croass the River & further that he must be Reasonable in 
his Charging the People & Also On account of An AUerm to give punctual 
Aten[tion] 



Schenectady 2 b' Faby' 1777 

At the Meting Personly Appered 

Abraham Fonday Cha"- 
Abraham Oothout Meynd'- M Wemple 

Nicholas Veader Meynd*- S Ten Eyck 

John Rossboom Aron N V Petten 

By Virtue of A resolve before us of the Provincial Congress Concerning 
those People w^ho Are under a parole; & Ord[ered] them to Appear before 
the Commissioners at fishkill by Name Alexander Camble Major Snell 
William Duncane Joseph Kinsleys & Ordered them to go & Wait on the 
Commissioners their Appointed. 

Resolved that by a Presedent of the County Committee this Committee 
Shall take an Oath not to Discove[r] their Proceedings in regard to Dis- 
affected persons that is to say if there happens to be any difference in opinion 
not to Disclose the same but it Shall always appear as if this Committee are 
unanimous in opinion about Such matters 



Schenectady 28 March 1 777 

At A Meeting Present 

Abr""- Funda Chairman 

Isaac Vrooman John Roseboom 

Nicolas Veeder Arent V Patte 

William Schermehorn Abr""- Oothout 
Myndert Wempel 

M^ John Duncan appeared before this board requested us to send a Letter 
to the Commissinoers at fish Kill [illegible] of his Case as he is of opinion that 
he is not Comprehenden in the Late Resolve of Congress altho now^ under 
perole with us, which said request being [tajken in Consideration M'^ 
Vrooman assured the [boa]rd that the Chairman of the County Commfittee] 
[ ] him there was no proof against said Duncan and the Suspetion 

he was sent away for by said Committee the said Duncan had by his affidavit 



Should probably be March. 



1086 



Schenectady Committee 



prooved to be groundless and thereupon resolved that the following Letter be 
sent to the Commissioners 



At an Ellection held the first tuesday in April by Virtue of a Resolve of 
the Convention of this State for Electing and Chusing Publick officers to serve 
as usual for the Insuing year the following persons were accordingly Chosen 
by a Majority of Votes Viz 



Isaac Vrooman Supervisor 

John Cuyler 

Jacobus Taller 

Isaac Truax Collector 



Assessors 



John B. Vrooman 
John V Petten 
Jacob Clute 
Elyes Guysing^ 



^overseers of the highways 



John Veeder John Stevens 

William Stevens Lancaster Conner Y fire masters 



Ab""- P. Truax 
Tedeus S'- John 
John T. Clute 
Harmanus Wessell 



y\bm. Fonday 



Constables 



Poor masters 



Jacob Fonday 
A\W- Maybey 



fence Vewers 



Ab"*- Othout 

Chrisf- Yates Town Clerk 
Gerit S Veader ^ Pound 
Ab*"- P. Truax 



oun( 
Mas[ters] 



Schenectad ll'^^ April 1777 
at the Meting Personly Appered 

Abraham Fonday Charman 
Abraham Oothout Meynd»- S. Ten Eyck 

John Rosseboom Nicholas Veader 

Upon Information we got by Abraham V Eps Concering that a Number 
of Toryes a Deserted from ther familyis in Clifton park to meet Indians and 



2 Elias Van Guysling. 



Proceedings, April, 1777 1087 

regulers at the Sault Spring to cut off the Inhabitants about there Resolve'^ 
that Two Letters be Wrote one to Bawltown a Northir to Albany 

Copy of a Letter sent to Bawlton 

Schenectady 11th April 1777 
Sir/ 

We are Informed that a Number of Toryes are Deserted from their 
familyes from Newtown Clifton Parck & a Number out of Johnstown; they 
are all to Meet atogether at the Salt Spring to join a Number of Regulars & 
Indians & Then to Come for to Destroy the peple that Live thereabout in 
about three Days Time we bag that you will git your Militia Ready by to 
Morrow Morning; & we shall meet you at Wilson Mills at Bawltown about 
Twelve o Clock; be Sure & not to take a Man but what is a friend to the 
States 

To M"^ Andrew Mitchel By Order of the Commite 

at Ballstown A F Chairman 

Schenectady 1 1 April 1 777 

Gen* We Just now received information that the tories are about gathering 
they are gone off from Clifton park Last night and by what we can find out 
they are to gather at the Sault Spring and there meet as is said a Number of 
regulars and indians in order to cut of the Inhabitants about there this by what 
we can find out is to be done in three or four days time we will take part of our 
Militia to go in persuit [of] them would be glad you would send us assistance 
[and] meet us to morrow at Wilsons Mill in Ball Town at the East side of 
the Lake wee have made application to Cob- Wimpel for part of the Militia 
he has promissed to Exert himself to git as many good Effected people as 
possible, we are 

Gen* 
To the Subcommittee Your Humble Ser* 

of the County of Albany by order of the Com' 

A. F. Ch 



1088 Schenectady Committee 

At the Meting of the 1 2»^ Ins»- 

Personly Apered 

Ab™- Fonday Charman 
Nicholas Veader William Schermehorn 

John Rossboom Meynd'- S Ten Eyck 

A N V Petteen Ab"™- Oothout 

Meynd'- M. Wemple 

Peter Hannion Appered befor this Bord & made Othe on the Holy 
Avengelist of almighty God, as folows Viz'- Their is a plot forming in 
his Neighberhoud about Joining the Regulars when they Come Down ; Philip 
Sharp came to him and asked him wither he Could Keep a Secred & answer- 
ing him he Could then he made him Sware, & Afterwards he the said Sharp 
told him their was Company making up to John the Rigulars when they 
Come Down & the folowing persons as farr as he knows are joined in the Plot 
Viz»- 

Daniel Hanion Sworn Wiliam Bartin 

Joseph Knap Joseph Bartin 

Albert weit John Sharp 

Francis V Dewerk 

Copy of a Letter sent to the Albany Committee 
Gentlemen 

We send you Peter Hanion, Michal Sharp, & Daniel Hanion, the are 
People, that are Concerned in the Plot Going on in Half moon District with 
their Crimes inclosed, we must Inform you that our Militia about one Hundred 
are gone after the Rest 

P-^- Order 
Schenectady 1 1 •*» April 1 777 A F Charman 



At the Meeting of the 13th Instint 
Personly Appeared 
Ab""- Fonday Cha" 
Ab""- Oothout Meynd' M Wimple 

Aron N V Petteen Nicholas Veader 

Mey'- S Ten Eyck W™- Schermehorn 

John Roossboom Isaack Vrooman 



Proceedings. April, 1777 1089 

Resoved that Joseph Knap & William Bartin be sent to Albany 

Sir/ 

Herewith send you Joseph Knap & William Bartin are taken up by 
information that they have Engaged to take, up arms against the Cuntry we 
therefore send them to you in order to have them put in Confinement untill 
such time as they can have a Tryal 

To John Bercley Esq'- By order of the Commtitee 

Chairman at Albany Ab™- Fonday Ch"- 



Schenectady 13 April 77 
Capt* Banker and V Eps Delivered to this Committee the three following 
presoners Benjamin Bomp Joseph Bartin and John Sharp Resolved there- 
upon that they be Confined this night and committed to Albany to morrow 
morning and send a Commitment in the following manner 

Sir/ The Bearers will Deliver you Benjamin Bomp Joseph Bartin and John 
Sharp who are taken up by information to us on Oath that they have Engaged 
to take up arms against the Contry, we therefore send them to you in order 
to have them put in Confinement until such time as they can have their tryal 
To John Barclay Esq' By order of the Committee 

Chairman at Albany Abr"* Funda Ch 

Schenectady 1 4 April 1777 

By Virtue of a Resolve of the Continental Congress of the 22 August 1 775 
impowring the Committees of the Several Districts to Astablish whatches for 
the Safty of the Districts Therefore Resolved that all Persons in this Town, 
above the Age of Sixteen years shall watch, and that their be a watch 
Esteblished of One Officer & Eleven men, that such whatch begins at 9 
O Clock in the Evening & Continues Till Daylight Next Morning. That 
the Persons Ordered to watch be warned by the Town Mayor appointed 
tor that Purpose, & that the said Town Major attends to watch Every Eve- 
ning at Ten O Clock to see if they all Appear, & Take an Account of all 
Persons not attending the watch, which List he is to give into the Chairmen 
of this Committee & such Person or Persons so Neglecting of if warned shall 
forfit a fine not Exceeding Twelve 12/ which shall be recovered by a 
Warrant of the Chairmen of this Committee 

P'* Orders of the Committee 
Schenectady 14'^ 1777. A Fond Chairman 



1090 Schenectady Committee 

In Committie the 19 April 1777 

Resolved that the town Wach be very delegent in apprehending all Negroes 
that may be found to run on the Street after ten O Clock that if they take 
any of them up to confine them in the wach house till next morning and then 
their owners may releas them on paying three Shillings to the watch for E,ach 
Negro or Else they are to receive thirty Lashes on their naked back and also 
that the said wach be very Delegent in apprehending such pieces that Negroes 
may be combined together and take them in Confinement and inflict the above 
punishment on them, and the owner of such house where such Negroes may 
be found together Shall pay a fine of forty Shillings to the Officer of the 
wach which fine Shall be recovered by warrent from the Chairman of this 
or any future Committee 



At the meeting of the 1 9*^^ April 77 

Personly Appeared 
Ab™- Fonday Charman 
Ab"™- Othout Ab™- Othout' 

Meynd*- S T Eyck Nicholas Veader 

William Schermehorn Aron N V Petten 

Meynd*- M Wemple 

Resolved that all such Persons as are Appoited by us to Keep A Publick 
House or Teveron, Attend at this House on Wednesday the 23 Ins*- for to 
pay ther Excise & Receive Luysence Such Persons as are Appointed by us 
are Hereunder Mentioned as follows Vi*- 

Rubin Simons Gerit Van Eps 

William James Mathew Clark 

Joseph Knox Simon Groot 

Salley Culberson Tunis Swart 

Edward Earley John Meibey 

James Donlap John B Tist Van Eps 

John A Bratt Martha Hill 

Rob*- Moston 

Rules and orders for the town Wach 
1 The wach are to meet at 9 OClock every Eavening and whoever belongs 
to the wach and does not appear before ten O Clock Shall be Judged 
fineable 



^ Names thus repeated in original. 



Proceedings, April, 1777 1091 

2*^ Two men belonging to the wach to go round true all the Streets in the 
town once every hour 

3 A Gentry to be fixed in the Box on the top of the wach house to be re- 
leaved once every hour 

4 As the wach house will once more be made Convenient and in repair it 
is Expected that the wach will not abuse the same as has been Customary 
it is resolved that if any thing Shall broke or put out of order that the 
officer of the wach when the same happens shall be Liable to pay the 
Damages 

By order of the Committee 
Schenectady 19 April 1777 A Fun Ch 



At A Meeting the 24 April 1777 
Present 

Abraham Oothout Henry V Dressen field officers 

Meyndt- S Ten Eyck Meynd^- M Wemple A'"- Wemple Coll 
Aron N V Petten Nicholas Veader A'"- Swits Maj. 

Rec^ A Letter from the Committie of Albany and General Ten Brook 
Dated 22*^ Ins^- Requesting this board and the field officers of this District to 
furnish twenty wagons to be in Sarvice a fort night and forty four men to 
do garrison Duty from Albany to Lake George for three weeks we to go 
ther with the field officers having taken said Request into Consideration Re- 
solved thereupon that Cap' Van Patte send 5 men 



Cap' Wauson 


8 


Cap'- V Eps 


4 


Cap' Mynderse 


3 


Cap* Funda 


2 


Cap' Banker 


8 


Cap' Oothout 


8 


Cap' Mersalius 


7 



45 

Lieu'- V Slyck to take the Command & Abraham I Truax to go as Ensign 
that said Company set out on their march from this place on Saturday morn- 
ing with two Days provision and the wagoners appointed to go are as follows 

Myndert Wimple 
Abraham Oothout 
Daniel De Graff 



1092 Schenectady Committee 



Copy of a Letter to John Bercly of the Albany Committee & the Rest of 

the Gentlemen of that Board 
Gen»- 

We rec*^- yours of the 22"^- Ultimo and have Consulted with the field 
officers about the request therein mentioned & have Accordingly ordered the 
number of men required to go on Duty to march this morning with Two Days 
Provision, in regard of the Weagons you requested us to send, we had received 
a Letter from Co'- Lewis A few Days before Desiring our assistance in Pro- 
curing a Number of wagons out of our Distract, as the were much wanted 
we accordingly tryed all in our Power to git waggons, but the season of the 
year being Such at Present that our waggoners (as they Chiefly all Raise 
their own Grain) cant Possibly Leave home tho made Shift to git Eleven 
on Provising they Should only do one trip to Lake George and then Return 
home again, we Accordingly sent them to Col'. Lewis acquainting him of our 
Promise to said Waggoners, On Recieving your Letter we made another 
Tryal true the hole Distract thinking that by warning the Militia to go on 
Duty, it would induce Several Rather to go with a waggon then on other 
Duty, but have not been able to git more then five Waggons which we now 
send Down if they will not anser the Present Demand from our Distract then 
we Expect your further Advice in this mater we are well Assured not 

another Waggon to be got without they are forced would be a 

hard Case at Presint, tho if Circ quires it must be done yet we 

are of Oppinion a Number of Waggons more might be 

had then will have finished Plowing. We hope thos Waggons 

we sent Col'- Lewis will be admitted to return home after Doing one trip as 
we made them such promise we are 
Waggoners names Gen' your very H' Serv 

By order of the Com* 



Att a Meeting 25 April 1 777 
Present 

Myndert M Wempel Chair"- P. T. 

Field officers 
Hendrick V Driese Abraham Oothout Cob Wempel 

Myndert S Ten Eyck John Roseboom Major Swits 

Colo Wimpel acquainted this board that he ordered the officer of his regi- 
ment to warn the Number of men required to go on duty, that they Should 
appear at his dore this morning 8 O Clock, and that he rec**- a Return from 



Proceedings, April, 1777 1093 

said officers, that the men were warned accordingly, and that the greatest 
part of the men have not appeared which matter this board Jointly with the 
field officers have taken into Consideration and thereupon Resolved that those 
person that have neglected to appear Having been duly warrend Shall be 
Emediately fined for ten Shillings Each And be warned again to apear at 
the Captains Dore on monday 8 OClock in the morning acquipt to go on 
garison duty as before and if they or any of them neglect to appear then they 
Shall be fined for twenty Shillings Each and ordered again to appear the 
same day One OClock in the after noon which if they neglect again they are 
to be Sent to Close Confiniments 



At the meeting of the 28th April 1 777 

Personly Appered 
Abraham Fonday Chairman 

Abraham Othout Nicholas Vader 

William Shermehorn John Rossboom 

Meynd'- M Wemple Meynd'- S Ten Eyck 

Henry Van Dreessen 

Field officers 

Col. Ab™- Wemple 
Major Ab™- Swits 

As it appears that those people that have refuesed to go on Duty cant be 
made willing by fining them, and we have no proper presedent before us what 
Should be done with them further, therefore Resolved that the following 
Letter be sent to the Committee of Albany to know their Resolution on this 
Matter 

Gen*' 

Col° Wimpel informs us that he has ordered the Number of men you Re- 
quested out of out District to go on Garison Duty that only 22 men with 
officers included appeared which set out on Saturday and Eight more who 
Lived out of town and had no proper warning will set out to morrow the rest 
are unwilling to go their Officers have fined them all but it does not in the 
Least alter their resolution they are Still unwilling to go, the Col°' says that 
he does not know of any propor Step to take with these people next, has 
made application to us, and says it will be in vain to warn other men to fill 
up their places till something further is done with those unwilling people as 



1094 Schenectady Committee 

they have only been fined by the 1 2 Article of the Resolve of the Continantal 
Congress Dated 22^ Aug' 1 775 and we are at a Loss to know what should 
be Done with those people are Desirous to have your opinion and resolve in 
the matter by the bearer whome we send Express 



At a miting of the 1 '^ Day of may 1777 

Present 

Abraham Fonda Chairman 
John Roseboon Myndert M. Wemple 

William Schermehorn Arent Van Peten 

Nicolas Veeder Isaac Vrooman 

Resolved that Cap* Wolcot nor Walter Swits Shall take John Miller as 
a Soldier as being a bound Sarvant and under the age of Cap'- Wolcots 
warrent to Inlist men But to Let him peacably remaind With his Master 
Arent Van Petten, Further resolved that next Saterday there Shall be Sand 
for John Jacobus Van Vorst and John B'- Vrooman to know how 
Leaths has actet about the pay of Waggons he with the militia 

Last fall up to fort Edward 



At a metting of May the third 

Present 

Abraham Fonda Chairman 

Hendry Van Dressen Nicolas Veeder 

William Schermehorn Myndert Wimple 

John Roseboon Isaac Vrooman 

Appeared & was Sworn Gerrit Gerson Deposeth & Saith that about the 
middel of aprill he being in Compiny w Jacob Is^ Truax and tacken about 
the present troubles with Great britain & there hath been mention that Said 
truax was a tore on which he answerd he was no tore but he was a man for 
the king and he was made prisonar by the Commitee of Schonectady but Shew 
a tomehaak he had fixt rady & Saith that who Ever Came to take him he 
would kill him 



Proceedings, May, 1777 1095 

Commitee Chamber May 3'^ 1 777 
Gent'n 

We rec'^ your order of the first Instant which we put Immidiately in the 
hand of John Vrooman Lieu'- with a fyle of men to appre""^ John Duncan 
& Alexander Campbel Esquires which was performed this morning in order to 
Carry them down to Albany: but by their Insisting of being not Gilty of 
any Crim Commited or Intended to be Commited by them Aga[inst] the 
united States of north amarica and provaild upon the officer to Give them 
Leave to See us before they where Carried Down to albany which was per- 
mited and then they Came before us and offered to take an oath to take up 
arms in Defince of this Contry if invaided which we take and Discharged 
thim as we are well Satisfied from their Conduct Since they return home 
that they are not Danjurus to the State therefor if any thing is Come to your 
knowllidge Concerning them please to Lat us have the particlurs will oblige 

Gentl" 

Your humble 

Ditto Appeard before us Alexander Campble who was Duly Sworn & 
Decleared Volluterely on his oath that if the County of Albany is Envaided 
by any enime whatsoever he would take up arms in defence thereof and that 
he would pay his Evedant in Suport of this Contry 



Schenectady 4th May 1777 

Peronly^ Appeared 

Ab™- Fonday Chairman 

John Rosseboom Meynd*- S Ten Eyck 

Meynd*- Wemple Henry Glen Esq"^- & 

Nicholas Veader Co'- Ab"*- Wemple 
Aron N V Petten 

Resolve that a Copy of the Letter which we Recv<^- from Bawlton be 
sent to Albany & Johnston. 

Committe Chamber the 5*- May 1777 
Gentlemen 

Yours By the Exspress of the 4*^^ Instant is duley Come to hand & have 
Noted the Contents. We must Inform You that we have this Morning Re- 
ceived a letter from the Chairmen of the Committee from Ballstown, and 

1 Personally. 



1096 Schenectady Committee 



Likewise Rec^. a letter from Colonel Fredrick Fischer of Tryon County 
Requesting us to send out a Quanty of Provisions & Some Amenition, Accord- 
ingly we have Order^ the D. Commissary in this Town to send of a Quanty 
of Provisions Emeadtely which will take A Good many Waggons and the 
Qu'- Master M^- H Glen Inform* us he has this Morning sent of Some More 
Waggons with Provisions for Johnstown for the Troops that are Station*^- 
their & Some Waggons Imploy^ in Carring Board*- from this to Albany for 
the Battoes that are Building their Makes it all Most out of our Power to 
Comply with Your Request. But in the Mean time you may Rely We will 
Procure You as Many Waggons as we Posiple Can We have tought it 
Verry Necessary to Send you A Copy of the letter that Came to hand this 
Morning from Ballstown We Fother Must Acquaint You that the militia of 
Johnstown in Stead of Goeing by the way of Tacandago they are March^- 
by the way of Ballstown — 
We are Gentlemen 

Your Humble servant 
To The Chairman of the Committee 
of Albany County 



Schonectady 1^^ May 1777 

Parsonly Appared 

Abram Funda Chairman 
John Roseboom Arent N. Van Petten 

Myndert Wemple Necols Veeder 

Resolved that Aron N Van Petten be Ordered to go & tend the County 
Committee at Albany tomorow 



Schenectady 8 May 1777 

Abraham Funda Chairman 
Nicolas Veeder Myndert S Ten Eyck 

John Roseboom Abr"* Oothout 

Application being made to us by Capt Banker Superintendent and Barks 
Master at Fishkill & for a Number of Dry board which were wanted for 
Barks &c at fishkill, and also Wagons to Carry the same from hence to 
Albany, which said Request we having taken in Consideration, and Resolved 



Proceedings, May, 1777 1097 

that as it appears to us that one Joshua Watts hath bought up and monopolized 
a Large Quantity of boards in this District, which is Contrary to a Resolve 
of the Provential Congress of the 3*^ of April Last, that we Shall Supply said 
Cap* Banker with these boards and that said Watson Shall be allowed the 
Common market price for the same, and M'^ Myndert S. Ten Eyck is ap- 
pointed to Count off and Deliver said Boards to Capt Banker Orders Till 
M"" Henry Glen Esq""- Deputy Commissary General Comes Home when he 
is required to take as many of said board as may be wanted for the use of 
the publick and pay the owner for the same 

On Examining the Different accounts and Reciepts of M^ Abraham Fonda 
present Chairman in whose hands was Left by the former Committee the sum 
of one hundred and fifty pounds Sixteen Shilling which was Collected towards 
raising a Number of Militia Last Summer to go in the Contenantal Sarvice 
it appears that M"^ Funda had paid out to the Several Captains in Col°- 
Wimpels Regiment the sum one hundred and twenty one pounds Six Shillings 
and four pence and further to Harmanus H Peeck the sum of three pounds 
2/ for repairing the wach House so that their remains in his hands of said 
money thirty six pounds 7/8 

Likewise Left in hands of M'' Funda Eleven pounds Eleven Shillings from 
the former Committee out of which he has paid Isaac A. Truax the sum of 
Eleven pounds for tending the whach one year and this Committee have 
Engaged to pay said Truax the sum of fifteen pounds for the Ensuing year 



Schenectady 10 May 1777 

Abr™- Funda Chairman 

Nicolas Veeder Arent V Patte 

Myndert Wempel Myndert S. T Eyck 

Henry V Driese Abr""- Oothout 

& Henry Glen Esq"^ A D Q General 

On Information made to us upon Oath that William Agnue John Mc 
Mullen Alexander McMurry William McCarty had been Absent from 
home some Days, these persons Live on Gambles Land near Sakendage, it 
appears that those people had been in Company with others that were gethered 
beyond balstown for which reason we sent our Militia for them and they 
appeared before us, they told us they had been to Harpersfield to Look for 
some Land they had that way we asked one of them to Declare upon Oath 
to us they had be that way which he refused, whereupo concluded they were 



1098 Schenectady Committee 

Guilty of the Charge alledged against them accordingly sent them to Albany 
to Confinement also resolved that the party who take these prisoners down also 
take Jacob I. Truax, and Deliver him with the rest to the Chairman at 
Albany to be Confined by information to us on Oath that he had told Gerret 
Gerrison he was no tory but he was a man for the King that he had been taken 
prisoner once by the Committee of Schenectady but Shewed him a tomyhoak 
he had fixed ready and said hoe ever came to take him he would kill him 



May 15 1777 

Abr"*- Funda Chairman 

Myndert Wempel John Roseboom 

William Schermehorn Myndert S T Eyck 

Nicolas Veeder Abr""- Oothout 

By Virtue of a Request of the Provential Congress and a Resolve of the 
Committie of the City and County of Albany for Chusing New members in 
the severall Destricts in this County to Serve as a Committie to take place the 
first tuesday in June next and to Continue till the first of October following 

Therefore Resolved that advertisements be published true the Different 
parts of this district Notifying all persons to appear on tuesday the 20'^^ instant 
at the house of Wi"^ John A Bradt at Nine OClock in the morning to Vote for 
members according to the above resolution and also that the Constitution of 
the State of New York be the same Day red off to the publick 



At A Meeting of the Committee of the destrect of 
Schenectady May 1 7'^^ 1 777 

Present 

Abraham Fonda Chairman 
Abraham Oothout Isaac Vrooman 

John Roseboom WiH- Schermerhorn 

Claas Veeder Arent Van Patten 

Mynd*- S. Ten Eyck ' Christopher Yates 

A Resolve from the Committee of the City and County of Albany was 
Presented to this board by Abraham Oothout and Mydert Schuyler Ten 
Eyck two of the Members of this board in the word following (to wit) 



Proceedings, May, 1777 1099 

Resolved that the Committees of the different destrects in this County 
Deliver a List to the field Officers in their Respective destrects of the Names 
of Such persons as are to be sent down to the fleet prisoner at Kings Town and 
that said Field Officers Cause such persons to be apprehended on Monday 
Next Emediately sent down to this place under Gaurd 
Albany May 13'^ 1777 

Resolved by this board that the following Persons are Looked upon as 
Dangerous and ought to have their Names given in to the field officers Viz'- 

Daniel Cambel Richard Duncan 

John Visger Elexander Cambel 

Robert Clinch Rever^- Doutie 

James Ellice Major Snell 

John Duncan George Foresight 



Schenectady May 20'h 1777 

M"^- John R. Wemple appeared before the Chairman of this Board and 
took the following Effidavit I John R. Wemple do most Solemly Sware on 
the Holy Evengelist of Allmighty God that I am, on Ace'- of a Hurt in my 
Sholder which was put out of Joint, unfit to Carry arms or go upon any 
Expedition where he must fire 



At a Meeting of the Committee of this District 
May 21^' 1777 

Present 

Abr""- Fonda Chairman 

John Roseboom William Schermerhom 

Claas Veeder Chris""- Yates 

Mynd'- Wemple 

This board having Rec*^ a Letter from the Chairman of the Committee of 
the City and County of Albany in the words following 

Albany Committee Chamber 20*^ of May 1777 
Gen'- 

The Committee have taken the Liberty to detain the Prisoners you have 
sent and submit the mode we have taken with those who were apprehended 
in this Town, to Your Consideration Should this Method meet with your 
approbation we shall Readily concur with you in causing the same to be 

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1100 Schenectady Committee 

carried into execution or such other as may be deemed expedient. We have 
given them their Parole and wait to know your Opinion on this Subject we 
would therefore request that a Member may be sent with the Sense of your 
Board and unite with us on Thursday the 22"^ Instant in order to advise such 
ways and Means as are prudent to be taken with those people We are 

Gen'- Your Humb*"- Serv*- 

By order 
John Barclay Chairman 

Resolved on the Receipt of the forgoing Letter that M"^- John Roseboom 
go down to Albany in Order to act with the Committee of Albany to Let our 
Prisoners take the same Oath as their Prisoners have done & According took 
the Said Oath as Follow: 

I A. B, do most solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I 
will not by words or deeds give any Concel advice Derections aid or Comfort 
to any the Enemies of the United States of America which may tend in any 
measure prejudical to the said states or at my request sued for or by any means 
Obtained or Receive a protection or pardon from Lord or General How or 
Either of them or from any other person or persons Authreyed by them or 
Either of them for granting the same nor am I nor have I been privy or know- 
ing to any plots or Conspiracies that are forming or have bean formed against 
the United States of America so help Me God 

John Visger Alex"^- Campell 

John Ducan Robert Clinch 

Danell Campell Major Snell 

James Ellice Geore Foresight 

John Glen Toeke the same in this Committee 

These persons have taken the above Oath 

Resolved that Each of them be furnished with a Certificate Setting forth 
the same Coppy of which is on file 



At a meting of the Committee of this District May 30'^ 

Present 

Abra'"- Fonda Charman 

William Schermerhorn Henry Van Dresen 

Necolas Veeder John Roseboom 

Myndert Wimpell 



Proceedings, June, 1777 1101 

A Complaint haith been maid before this board Conserning the Under- 
mened persons Vz — 

William McMartin Dick Bond & his son Dick Alexander McComb 
Thomas Swords Baldy McComb Petter McMickim John Monroy John 
O Mine Allexander Mall — 

And Lickwise have Examed the said Complaint & having Dischargeed the 
said persons unless furder Prove Comes against them. 



Att a Meeting the 2'^ June 1 777 
Present 

Abrm Funda Chairman 

William Schermehorn Myndert S. T Eyck 

Henry V Driese Abrm Oothout 

Nicolas Veeder John Roseboom 

Myndert Wimpel Arent V. Patte 

Resolved that the Nine Members be sent for to take their Seats this Day 
and that all Publick papers and money now in hands of this board be 
Delivered up to them also the Proceedings of this board 

It appears that the sum of thirty nine pound 5/8 publick money is yet in 
the hands of this board which is to be Delivered up to the New Committie also 
the sum of one hundred and twenty Eight pounds 2/6 which is Donation 
money Collected for the poor of Boston and not yet sent them by request of 
Several persons requesting it might remain here which said money is also to be 
put in the hands of the New Committee 



At a meeting of the Committee 2*^ June 1 777 

Present 

Rinier Minderse John Cuyler 

Jecobus Teller Dirk Van Ingan 

Alex^ Fedder Albert Mabey 

Abraham Funda Abraham Oathaut 

Andrew McFarlan [James Wilson ] 
Hugh Mitchell 

On Motion made Resolved that Rinier Minderse is appointed to be Chair- 
man & Dirk Van Ingan Clerk 



Crossed out in the original. 



1 1 02 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made Resolved that John Cuyler & Jecobus Teller is appointed 
to be a Sub Committee from this board to attend a General meeting of the 
County Committee at Albany the 4'^ Ins'- 

On motion made Resolved that an Entry be made in the Clarks book of 
Every meeting of the Committee the Names of the Members pressent and the 
bussiness transacted and that the Same be Red before the Members Leave 
the board. Received by Rinier Minderse Chairman of this Committee the 
following Sumes of Money from Abraham Fundau Chairman of the Late 
Committee Viz one hundred & twenty Eight pounds two Shillings & Six 
pence being money Colected by a former Committee from the Inhabitants 
of this District for the relefe of the poor Inhabitents of the City of Boston, 
Also the Sum of thirty Nine pounds five Shillings & Eight pence publick 
money belonging to this District. William Martin appeared befor this board 
and desired a Certifycat to John Duncan that the board relesed him from 
the bale he gave for Said Martins appearance. Having taken Said Martins 
Request into Consideration Resolved that Said Martin Appear before this 
Committee on Seterday Next to receve their answer 



At a Meeting Held at the Committee Chamber 6 June 1 777 

Present 
Reyn"^- Meynderse Chairman 
Alexander Vedder Albert Maibie 

James Willson Dirk Van Ingen 

M"" Church a Gentleman of Conecticut Complained to this board that 
things stolen from him were found in the possession of Gerrit Bradt the board 
being informed by one of our Members that Isaac Vrooman Esq'- had Ex- 
cepted to Continue in the Office of a Magistrate thereupon Resolved that 
said M"^ Church be recommended by a letter from this board to S'^ Isaac 
Vrooman Esq"" Which was done Accord^ 



At a Meeting of the Committee June 7. 1 777 

Present 
Reyn"^ Meynderse Chairman 
Alexand-^- Vedder John Cuyler 

Jacobus Teller Albert Maibie 

James Willson Dirk Van Ingen 



Proceedings, June, 1777 1103 

Our subcommittee send the 4^ Instant to attend upon the General Com- 
mittee at Albany, returned and informed this board that two of the Members 
of Albany and two of our Members were (by a Resolution of the County 
Board) to go to try on County in order to consult with the Inhabitant there 
for Electing a Governor, Lieutenant Governor & Senator Resolved there- 
upon that Mess""* Jacobus Teller & John Cuyler be a Subcommittee to go 
there. 

William Martin According to Appointment of the Second Day of June 
did Appear before this board and take the Oath of Allegiance prescribed in 
a Declaration or Ordinance of the Convention of this state passed May the 

10tf> 1777. 



At a Meeting of the Committee June 16 1 777 

Present 

Reyn"^- Meynderse Chairman 
Abraham Fonda Albert Maibie 

Alexand""- Vedder Abraham Oathout 

James Willson John Cuyler 

Andrew M'^Farlon Dirk Van Ingen 

Jacobus Teller 

On motion made resolved that James Willson & [Dirk Van Ingen ^] be 
a subcommittee to Attend the General Committee at Albany on Wednesday 
the 18 Instant 

At a Meeting June 1 7. 1 777. 
Present 

Reyn""- Meynderse Chairman 

Abraham Fonda Albert Maibie 

Andrew M'^Farlon Jacobus Teller 

James Willson Dirk Van Ingen 

Alexand"^- Vedder John Cuyler 

M"^- Robbert Clinch Applied for license to keep an inn Resolved there- 
upon that M*^- Robbert Clinch pay the Sum of three Dollcrs and be licened 
till the first of October 

On motion made Resolved that the Chairman Sent notice to the several 
overseers of the roads to repair the Highways in this District 



1 Crossed out in the original. 



1104 Schenectady Committee 

At a Meeting June 23^- 1777 
Present 

Reyn"^- Meynderse Chairman 

James Willson Abraham Oathout 

Abraham Fonda Hugh Mitchel 

Alexand"^- Vedder Dirk Van Ingen 
Andrew M^Farlon 

John Stuard Entred a Complaint in this board against Arcnt Vedder 
Concerning a bargain of a Cow. On Motion made resolved that s"^ Stuard 
be Examined Whether he is a friend of the America states or not and be 
tended the Oath of Allegiance on his Appearing he said he would not Swear 
against the king Resolved thereupon that said Stuard is not intitled to the 
protection of this Country 

Adjourned till 3 O Clock this Afternoon 



Meet According to adjournment 
Present 

Reyn"^- Meynderse Chairman 

Abraham Fonda James Willson 

Alevander V ' Hugh Mitchel 

Andrew M*^Farlon Dirk Van Ingen 

On Motion made resolved that any member of this board who doth not 
attend at the Chamber in fifteen minutes after the Appointed time if due notice 
be given him Shall forfeit the sum of one ShiUing and four pence to the 
Chaiman for the Use of this board 

The Donation Money Collected for the use of the poor of Boston is now in 
the hands of this board and we taking into Consider " the Scarcity of Salt 
are of Opinion that by sending the Same " done ^ to Boston in Salt ' Some 
profit would arise therefrom which if laid out for Salt might be verry Servic- 
able for the poor of this District on Motion made resolved that a Numbei* 
of Waggons be hired to Carry flour to Boston with Some able person to 



1 Vedder. 

- Consideration. 

^ The donation money. 

'' Down. 

^ Should be : flour. 



Proceedings, July, 1777 1105 

transact for us and after Selling Said flour to Deliver the Sum of one hun- 
dred and twenty Eight pounds two Shillings and Six pence (Excepting 
the Sum of which we Shall be Oblidged to pay to the person 

that transact for us) 



At a Meeting June 30. 1 777 

Present 

Reyn"^ Meynderse Chairman 

Andrew M^Farlon Hugh Mitchel 

James Willson Dirk Van Ingen 

Alexand""- Vedder 

Complaints being made before this board that the road on the South side 
of the River is unpassable On Motion made Resolved that Orders be Sent 
to John Veeder overseer of the Wostyne road to ment^ the Same as soon 
as possible Which orders were sent Accords 

Adjourned till 8 O Clock to Morro Morning 



Meet According to Adjournment July 1 , 1777 

Present 

Reyn"^ Meynderse Chairman 
Abraham Fonda James Willson 

Alexand""- Vedder John Cuyler 

Andrew M'^Farlon Dirk Van Ingen 

On motion made resolved that Abraham Fonda be a subcommittee to 
attend in the County Committee to Morrow 



At a meeting of the Committee 1 July 1 777 

Present 

Reynier Meynderse Chairman 
Alexand"^- Vedder Abraham Funda 

John Cuyler Andrew M<=FarIon 

James Willson Hugh Mitchel 

Dirk Van Ingen 



1 Mend. 



1 1 06 Schenectady Committee 

John Brown made Application to this board for a passport to go into 
Tryon County on some Business. 

The Committee taking said request into Consideration And knowing s'^- 
Brown to be an Enemy to the states Resolved that no pass be given him. 

Colonel Van Dyck Appeared before this board And informed us that 
sundry persons had complained to him that Lieut : Welch had inlisted sundry 
men for the Service of this state and sold them afterwards to the Militia 
Among whom is one John Maginis which appears by a return of Said welch 
Delivered to John A Bradt that s^ Maginis Was inlisted the 13''^ of March 
last and Sold to Maas Van franke and Petrus Van Der Volgen yesterday 
upon Which said Welch was sent for and appeared, on Examination Said 
he had inlisted said Maginis at the time mentioned in the above recited return 
And afterwards Discharged him: And Inlisted him again about a month 
ago and Sold him yesterdaj^ to the above named person. Which he said he 
had a right to do 

Upon Which the board taking said Complaint into Consideration and 
Judging that there may be some fraud in the proceeding thereupon Resolved 
that a letter be wrote to the County Committee giving them the state of this 
Affair And Desiring them to Examin into it and proceed as they think fit 
Which v/as done Accordingly as will Appear by a Coppy on file of this date 



At a Meeting held July 5 1 777 

Present 

Reyn""- Meynderse Chairman 
Abraham Fonda Andrew M"^Farlon 

Alexand"^- Vedder John Cuyler 

James Willson Dirk Van Ingen 

John F Clute Complained that John Grouenbergh Would not Deliver up a 
house he had rented from Jacob Jacobse Resolved that Gravenbergh be sent 
for he Appearing Said he had it yet in hire Resolved that Said Gravenbergh 
keep the possession untill she Jacobse or any body Else Entres a proper 
Complaint. 



Proceedings, July, 1777 1107 

At a Meeting held 8'^. July 1 777 

Present 

Reyn"^- Meynderse Chairman 
Andrew M^^Farlon John Cuyler 

Alexand^- Vedder Hugh Mitchel 

Abraham Fonda Albert Maibie 

James Willson Dirk Van Ingen 

The present Alarm from Ticonderago Causing the Militia of this Town 
to be ordred out on Service This board taking the present Situation of this 
Town into Consideration 

Resolved that a new regulation be made for keeping a Town Watch 
Which was done Accordingly as pr Copy on file 

Huberty Bradt came before this board and made Oath that her Husband 
is some time Disordred in his mind and in a bad state of health and that 
she thinks him unfit to go on the Expidetion on which he is now warned Upon 
Which Resolved that a Certificate be given him to show to Major Swits in 
order to Clear him from the tour of Dutty 



At a meeting held 9'^ July 1 777. 
Present 

Reyn""- Meynderse 

Andrew M'^Farlon John Cuyler 

Alexand--- Vedder Hugh Mitchel 

Abraham Fonday Albert Maibie 

James Willson Dirk Van Ingen 

A number of the Inhabitants Appeared before this board Desiring us to 
order the Militia to stay in Town on Ace* of the Alarming news from the 
Westerd we having taken their request into Consideration resolved that a 
letter be wrote to Brigadier General ten Broek Desiring him to let us know 
if the Militia may stay in this place And at same time Ordred Major Swits 
to stay in Town till we receive an answer from the General a letter was Wrote 
and Send by Abraham Groot Express to Gen'- Ten Broek 

Adjourned till 3 O Clock in the Afternoon 



1 1 08 Schenectady Committee 

Meet According to Adjournment 
Present 

Reyn'^- Meynderse Chairman 

Alexand'- Vedder Hugh Mitchel 

James Willson Albert Maibie 

John Cuyler Dirk Van Ingen 

Just now recieved an Answer from Gen' Ten Broek on the letter sent 
this Morning. We Send for Major Swits and he Appearing ordered him 
with his men to March as soon as possible. 

Henry Glen Es"^ D Q M G'- Informed this board that he wanted a 
Number of Waggon to Ride provision from Albany and to bring it to 
Johns Town and Cherry Valley Where the Garrison are quit out of provision 
and if not Supplyed must Consequently leave it And that he had applyed 
to Major Swits for leave to take out of the Militia as many of them (that 
had Waggons) as he Wanted Major Swits informed him that he had orders 
from Gen' Ten Broek to march all the Melitia to fort Edward And there- 
fore Could not Comply We taking the Same into Consideration Resolved 
that John I Van Vorst is one of the Waggoners And is Appointed to try 
amongst the people that doth not belong to the Militia who^ many Waggons 
he can get which was done Accordingly. John J Van Vorst returned and 
Said that John B* Van Eps and Gerrit Lansing would Send their Waggons 
And finding it necessary to furnish Glen with Waggons Resolved that 
Niklaas Alex"^- Vedder and Abraham Groot are Appointed to ride in the 
Service as often as Glen shall want them during the time the Militia is out 



At a Meeting July 10 1777 

Present 

Reyn"^- Meynderse Chairman 
Andrew M*^Farlon Jacobus Teller 

Abraham Fonda John Cuyler 

Alexand'- Vedder Albert Maibie 

Hugh Mitchel Dirk Van Ingen 

According to the Resolve of yesterday the Waggoners went on their 
Way to Albany but Some of them being stopped by the Militia on Account 



1 H 



ow. 



Proceedings, July, 1777 1109 

of these Wagoners being Militia Men insisted on their going with them 
we taking Said Disturbence in Consideration resolved that John J Van Vorst 
Niclaas Alexand"" Vedder and Abraham Groot go with the MiHtia 



At a Meeting of the Committee July 12. 1777 

Present 

Reyn"^- Meynderse Chairman 
Abraham Funda Andrew M'^Farlon 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchel 

Alexand"^ Vedder 

Rec^ a letter from the Committe of Albany dated the 10 Inst requesting 
us to send as many Waggons Immediatly to ride Stones at Fort Edward 
as possible and if they wont go voluntar[ily] then to grant press Warrants 
to Empress them 

We having taking said Letter into Consideration Resolved that warrants 
be given to John J Van Vorst and Jacob Clut[e] to Empress a number of 
Waggon for the above Service to be ready here at 8 O Clock to morrow 
Morning which was done accordingly Signed by the Chairman and H Glen 
DQMG 

Jacob Hooper and Jeremiah Johnes appeared before this Court and made 
Oath as (per Copy on File) that Jacobus Hogtallings endeavoured to per- 
suade them to desert from the Service and go with him and said if they 
would take fifty with them they should have good Entertainment and that 
he the said Hogtallins would send a Letter to the British Trops either that 
Evening or the next Morning 

This Board having taken the Evidence of the said Hoopper and Johnes 
into Consideration Resolved that the said Hogtallins be apprehended and 
committed to Albany Goal and that the Affadavits of Hooper and Johnes be 
at the same Time sent to the Committee of Albany which was done accord- 
ingly 

At a Meeting of the Committee July ]4^^ 1 777 

j Present 

* Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Jacobus Teller Andrew M^Farlin 

Alexander Vendder Abr"" Fonda 

Albert Mabie Hugh Mitchell 



1110 Schenectady Committee 

The Press Master John V" Vost informed the Board that he was unable 
to execute his Orders unless assisted whereupon Ensign Young was ordered 
to assist him with a Party of the MiHtia which was done accordingly 

On Motion made resolved that M"^ Albert Mabee be appointed to attend 
the Gen' Meeting of the Committee at Albany the 16'^ Instant 



At a Meeting July 26'^^ I 777 

Present 
Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Alexander Vedder Abr™- Oathout 

Abr""- Fonda John Cuyler 

Andrew M'^Farlen Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 

Rec^- by Jacob Clute a Letter from Christ""- Yates informing that the 
Waggons we had sent to Fort Edward desired to be relieved whereupon we 
ordered John V" Vost to endeavour to procure Waggons for their Relief but 
he returned and made Report that he could not. Upon which it was Resolved 
that s^- V" Vost be dispatched with a Letter to Gen'- Schuyler acquainting 
him of the Situation of the Farmers of this District and requesting him to per- 
mit the Waggoners to return home and that he would after estimating the 
Number of Waggoners employed in the Army by the County of Albany 
fall upon a plan of impressing a Number proportionable to each District. 
(Copy on File) 



At a Meeting July 2S'^ 1 777 

Present 
Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Abraham Fonda John Cuyler 

Albert Mabee Hugh Michell 

Abr*" Oathout James Wilson 

Jacobus Teller Dirk V" Ingen 

Rec*^ a Letter from the Committee of Albany dated the 26''^ inst: request- 
ing this Board to send twenty more Waggons to carry stores and Baggage to 
Head Quarters upon considering the Contents of s^- Letter resolved that 
no more Waggons be sent at present and that an Answer be written to the 
c^ Com'^ of Albany which was done accordingly (as p"" Copy on File 



Proceedings, July, 1 777 1111 

At a Meeting July 29^ Mil 
Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in Chair 
Abraham Fonda Hugh Mitchell 

Alex--- Vedder Albert Mabee 

James Wilson Abraham Oothout 

John Cuyler Dirk V" Ingen 

Jacobus Teller 

Rec'^' an Answer to our Letter of the 26''' inst: from Gen^- Schuyler in- 
forming that he could not spare the Waggons belonging to this District (as 
p"^ %^ Letter) whereupon resolved that no more Waggons be sent untill the 
Harvest be over unless the Necessity of Affairs required it 

Loderwick Braan appeared and made Complaint that M"^ John Saunders 
refused to receive a sum of two hundred and sixty two Pounds ten Shilh- due 
by Bond and Mortgage Whereupon resolved that M"^ Saunders be sent for 
which was accordingly done, M"" Saunders appeared and reported that M*^ 
Braan had not the Bond nor Mortgage with him Then the s"^ Bran made a 
tender of the s^- sum of £262 ..10 to M'' Saunders in the presence of this 
Board and required a Recept for the Same which Saunders refused 

Resolved that Mess*^^- Hugh Mitchell and Dirk V" Ingen be appointed to 
attend the County Committee to Morrow and acquaint them therewith 

Resolved that the Money be lodged in the hands of the Chairman which 
was done accordingly 

At a Meeting July 3 b' 1777 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
Abr""- Fonda Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson Abr"^- Oothout 

John Cuyler Dirk V" Ingen 

Hugh Mitchell 

The subcommittee returned and brought with them a Copy of the Resolu- 
tion of the 30'^ ins^ concerning John Saunders and Dan' Campbell with Re- 
spect to their refusing the Continental Currency in payment and in general 
for all Persons guilty of the same Crime 

On Motion made resolved that the said Resolution be put in Execution 
against John Saunders. Resolved that a warrant be given from under the 



1112 Schenectady Committee 

hand of the Chairman to Hermanus Wessels and John F. Clute Constables 
to apprehend s^- John Saunders and deliver him to the Council of Safety of 
this State at Kingston for which they are to be paid at the Rate of sixteen 
shillings p"^ Day at the Expence of John Saunders 



At a Meeting Aug*- 1«» 1777 

Present 

Ryneer Munderse in the Chair 
Andrew M'^Farlen Alex'- Vedder 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 

On Motion made resolved that the Affair of John Saunders be postponed 
for a few days 



At a Meeting Aug*- 2^ 1 777 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the chair 

Jacobus Teller John Cuyler 

Alex"^- Vedder Andrew M^^Farlen 

Albert Mabee Hugh Mitchell 

On Motion made Res*^ that a Number of Waggons be immediately sent 
to Head Quarters to relieve those of this District employed in the public 
Service and that a List of the Names of those Persons be made who have 
Waggons and that a Warrant be given to the Constables to impress the same 
and that they be ready to set out on tuesday Morning next at seven O'clock 
which was done accordingly 



At a Meeting of Com: Aug'- 5'^^ 1777 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Alex"^ Vedder John Cuyler 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

Andrew M'^Farlen Albert Mabee 
Abr*" Fonda 



Proceedings, August, 1777 1113 

On Motion made resolved that a Letter be sent to Gen'- Schuyler request- 
ing of him to send about sixty Continental Troops with good Officers to assist 
us in the Discharge of our Duty 



At a Meeting Aug' 6"^ 1 777 
Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
Andrew M«=Farlen Albert Mabee 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

Alexander Vedder 

This Board being informed that John Grig had used some very unbecom- 
ing Expressions in Pressence of John A Bradt Will™ Moore and several 
others. On Motion made res"^- to send for s^ John A Bradt and W™ Moore 
and examine them upon Oath which was done accordingly in the following 
Words Viz : 

I do swear on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God that I was this Day 
present in the House of ]n°- A. Bradt when John Grig drank a Health to 
King George the third and success to him in all his proceedings or Words 
to that Effect — so help me God 

sign*^' W™ Moore 

I do swear on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God that I this Day heard 
one John Grig in my house drink a Health to King George Prosperity and 
Success to all his undertakings or words tending to that Purpose to my best 
Knowledge so help me God 

sign''- John A Bradt 
Sworn before me 
Ryneer Mynderse 

The Board taking the Evidence of John A Bradt and W*" Moore into 
Consideration came to a Resolution that s^ Grig be committed to Albany 
Goal there to remain untill further Orders and that a Letter be sent to that 
Committe concerning him inclosing the above Affadavits of John Bradt and 
W™ Moore 



1114 Schenectady Committee 

At a Meeting Aug'- 7'*^ 1 777 
Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

John Cuyler Jacobus Teller 

Abr"* Fonda Albert Mabie 

Andrew McFarlen Andrew Vedder 

Ab'" Oothout Hugh Mitchell 

Col: Gordon informed the Board that one his Neigbours had said that 
James Robinson had lately used some threatning Expressions whereupon 
resolved that s^ Robinson be sent for which was done according Robinson 
being examined acknowledged nothing Material upon which resolved that 
s*^ Robinson be kept in Custody untill Evening and that Col Gordon either 
produce the Evidences against him here or send him with a Constable to Balls 
Town for Trial 

John Grig having made the most humble Concession to this Board for the 
Crime he was yesterday convicted of and promising future Amendment It 
was resoH- that cut of Compassion to his Family he be discharged from 
further punishment 

On Motion made resolved that a Letter be sent to Dirk V" Ingen and 
James Wilson requesting their immediate Return to this Board which was 
done accordingly 

Received a Letter from the Committee of Albany By Col Winecoop 
requesting that two Members of this Committee go with the Colonel to Tryon 
County to assist in forming the Militia 



At a Meeting Aug'- 10th 1777 

Present 
Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
Hugh Mitchell Albert Mabee 

Abr"* Fonda Alex""- Vedder 

James Wilson Andrew McFarlen 

Jacobus Teller Dirk V" Ingen 

Information being given to this Board that on the 9'^ inst: at Night a Num- 
ber of Tories had disarmed some of the Inhabitants of this place that were on 
Guard and that they had assembled to the Number of 300, Resolved that 



Proceedings, August, 1777 1115 

the Militia under Major Swits who were ordered by Gen'- Schuyler to head 
Quarters be detained in Town, and that a Watch of 25 Men be kept up Day 
& Night and that Col. Wemple be acquainted therewith which was done 
accordingly 



At a Meeting Aug*- 11»M777 
Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
Alex--- Vedder Hugh Mitchell 

Abr*" Fonda Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson Dirk Van Ingen 

John Cuyler 

Being informed that Wouter Dann and Henry Miller entertained Negroes 
in their Houses, This Board resolved that the above Dann and Miller be 
apprehended and confined untill released by this or a future Board and that 
Albert Mabee Cap' of the Town Guard be ordered to apprehend them which 
was done accordingly 

Adjourned till 3 o'Clock P M 



At a Meeting 3 oclcck P M according to Adjournment 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse Chairman 
Abr"* Fonda Hugh Mitchell 

Alex"^- Vedder Andrew McFarlen 

James Wilson Albert Mabee 

John Cuyler Dirk V" Ingen 

Information being received that a Number of Tories were coming to 
this Place to disarm the Inhabitants Jacob Schemerhorn went in search of 
Them and having returned brought Intelligence that on the 1 0'^ inst at Night 
they lay at the House of a Thom* Morall and in the Morning went to one 
Nicholas Van Patten 

Whereupon resolved that Cap* Childs be acquainted therewith and 
requested to take a Party of the Continental Troops under his Command and 
endeavour to disperse them which s'^ Cap*- Childs agreed to 

Resolved that Major Swits with a Number of the Militia assist Cap'- 
Childs in routing the Tories 



1116 Schenectady Committee 

At a Meeting August 12* 1777 

Present 
Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Andrew McFarlen Albert Mabee 

Alex^ Vedder Jacobus Teller 

Hugh Mitchell Dirk V" Ingen 
John Cuyler 

Major Swits and Cap' Childs having returned and taken the following 
prissoners Viz: Nicholas Van Petten, Anthony Winne, Frederick Blessing, 
Jacob Man, Peter Kelly, John Fatherly, Bartholomew V" Aelsteyn, Francis 
Weaver, Nicholas Vrooman, Dirk Springer, and Isaac Wormer in the House 
and Barn of the above Nicholas V" Petten with their Arms and Accou- 
trements 

The s'^- Prisoners were ordered into Confinement John Groadt and 
Myndert Legrance appeared before this Board with a Letter which they say 
they had received from the Tories which were dispersed by Major Swits and 
Cap*- Childs. 

Resolved that if John Groadt will desire them to sign their Names he will 
answer them (as p"" Copy on File) On Motion made res*^- that Myndert 
Legrance be taken into Custody on suspicion of his being a disaffected Person 

The Guard brought two Deserters from Cap'- Peter's Comp^- of Batteau- 
men and one from Cap'- John Clute's Comp^- Res*^- that the s*^ Deserters be 
confined 

Resolved that the 1 7 Prisoners under Confinement be sent in the morning 
to Albany under a Guard of 26 Men and that a Letter be written to that 
Committee 

Hend^- Eckson appeared before this Com'*- and said that he heard from 
John Fine that the Party of Tories that were dispersed By Major Swits 
had collected themselves again to the Number of 100 men 



At a Meeting the 1 3'^^ of Aug'- 1 777 
Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Alex"^- Vedder Hugh Mitchell 

Andrew McFarlen Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 



Proceedings, August, 1 777 1117 

Agreable to the Resolve of Yesterday the Prisoners were sent to Albany 
under a Guard of 26 men commanded by Lieu* Jacobus L Peek of the 
Militia 

Resolved that a Letter be sent to the Committee of Albany requesting 
them to send us Powder and Ball 



At a Meeting Aug* 14*^> 1777 
Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
Alex"^- Vedder Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson Albert Mabee 

Hugh Mitchell Dirk V" Ingen 

Petrus Van De Volagar reported to us that early on the Morning of last 
Sunday as he came from Albany he saw on the Road the Negro of Major 
Wemple in a rifle Dress and completely Armed 



At a Meeting Aug'- ]S^^ 1777 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Andrew McFarlen Alex"^ Vedder 

Hugh Mitchell Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson 
Rec*^- a Letter from the Comm'" of Albany with a Letter inclosed to Gen'- 
Arnold and a Letter of the Councell of Safety of the State of Vermont 
to be sent by Express to the Committee of Tryon which was done accord- 
ingly 



At a Meeting Aug*- 22^ 1777 

Present 
Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
James Wilson Alex"^- Vedder 

John Cuyler Andrew McFarlen 

Albert Mabee Abraham Fonda 

Jacobus Teller Dirk V" Ingen 



1118 Schenectady Committee 

John Saunders appeared before this Board and begged that the Affair 
between him and M"" Crane might be settled, Resolved that if Jn°- Saunders 
will receive the Sum of £262 . . 1 Os due to him in Continental Currency he 
shall be released which was done 



• At a Meeting Aug'- 25'^ 1 777 

Present 
Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Alex"^- Vedder Albert Mabee 

Andrew McFarlin Jacobus Teller 

Abram Funda Dirk V" Ingen 
James Wilson 

Res*^- that Andrew McFarlin and Albert Mabee be appointed to attend 
the Election of Militia Officers 

Res*^- that Jacobus Teller and Albert Mabie be a Sub Committe to 
attend the County Committee to morrow, Francis Rawworth from Schohare 
being seen in this place it was res*^ that he should be sent for and examined 
whether he had a Pass from the Committee of that District, M"" Raworth 
being present said he had not a Pass whereupon resolved that he be confined 
on his Parole untill Evening and then give security for his remaining here 
untill a Letter be received from Schohare Committee to give his Character 
and that a Letter be sent to s'^ Com^- (as p"^ Copy on File) 

Adjourned untill 6 Oclock P M 



Met accordingly 

M"^ Francis Raworth appeared according to appointment Resolved that 
he take an Oath to give information concerning the plot carried on at Schohare 
M"" Raworth being sworn said that he heard George Man say it will be over 
with the Country and we shall be ourselves again and also said he saw at 
George Man's House M"^ Wesley write on a Paper, he then went out of the 
House and tarried about an hour he said and when he came in again read 
off a Paper of the following Contents 

We the subscribers do voluntarily and without Compulsion take protection 
under the Indians who are now invading these Territories as we see no other 
help for the preservation of our Properties he said he saw one Peter Borst 
Alex"^- M'= Dougal and John Tepple with some others sign the above Paper 



Proceedings. August, 1777 1119 

At a Meeting Aug'- 26'^^ 1 777 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse Chairman 

Abraham Fonda James Wilson 

Alex"^- Vedder Dirk V" Ingen 

Andrew McFarlin 

Resolved that Raworth be sent for, for further Examination He being 
present and asked several Questions answered nothing material, Res^- that 
Raworth remain in Town untill further Orders and give in two sufficient 
persons for Bail for his complying with our Orders, which he is to perform 
at 5 O'clock P M 

Adjourned till 5PM 



Met according to Adjournment 
Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Alex*^ Vedder James Wilson 

Abr"" Fonda Dirk V" Ingen 

Andrew McFarlen 

M"" Raworth appeared and reported that M"" John Hughan was only the 
Bail he could get 

Res^- that M"" Hughan be sent for, who being present refused to be 
Raworth's Bail 

On motion made resolved that Raworth be allowed 7 or 8 Days to go 
to Schohare for Credentials from the Committee of that District 



At a Meeting Aug*- 11^ 1 777 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Alex""- Vedder Andrew McFarlen 

Abr*" Fonda Dirk V" Ingen 

James Wilson 



1 1 20 Schenectady Committee 

One John Taylor a vagrant Person being suspected was brought before 
this Board and upon Examination some counterfeit Papers were found with 
him, Whereupon resolved that s^ Taylor be sent under the Care of two 
Constables to Albany Goal 



At a Meeting 28'*^ Aug'- 1 777 

Present 
Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Abraham Fonda James Wilson 

Alex""- Vedder Jacobus Teller 

Andrew McFarlen Dirk V" Ingen 

Messieurs Teller and Mabee returned from the County Comm'*^- and 
reported that Jacob Man Anthony Winne and one Springer prisoners were 
released by Request of Mess"- Barent Mynderse John Groat and Jacob V" 
Arnhim 

The subcommittee also informed of a Motion made by them in the County 
Committee for the Release of Nicholas V" Patten upon two securities. But 
the Affair being put to Vote the Majority were of Opinion that he should 
be detained 

Cornelius Glen and John Monier being seen in this Town and being sus- 
pected inimical to the States were sent for. M^ Glen sent a Note informing 
that he could not attend on account of Sickness being confined to his Bed 
M' Monier appeared and alledged that he came here for the sake of his 
Health and that he received much Benefit from this Air, Res^- that s^ John 
Monier be permitted to remain here for his health 



At a Meeting Aug'- 30'^^ 1 777 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Andrew McFarlen Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson Albert Mabee 

Abr*" Oathout Dirk V" Ingen 

M' Alford appeared and entered a Complaint against M"" Dan'- Campbell 
for refusing to receive a Sum of Money which he said was due to s^- Campbell 



Proceedings, September, 1777 1121 

M"^ Campbell being sent for produced an Article of Agreement between 
him and Alford, on which it was our Opinion that we could not do more than 
order s*^- Campbell to deliver a true Copy of S*^ Agreement and to acknowl- 
edge the same before the Chairman 



At a Meeting Sep'- 1 »' 1 777 
Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Andrew McFarlen John Cuyler 

Abr""- Fonda Albert Mabee 

James Wilson Abr"" Oathout 

Resolved that Abraham Oathout and Abraham Fonda be a subcommittee 
to attend the County Committee to Morrow at Albany 



At a Meeting of Com*'- Sep' 5*^ 1 777 

Present 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Andrew McFarlen Abraham Fonda 

Hugh Mitchell Albert Mabee 

Alex'- Vedder Dirk V" Ingen 

Resolved that as Money is frequently wanted for public uses by the 
Board and as there is the Sum of £32 ..14 collected for Fines in the hands 
of the Chairman that it be used for publick Expences whenever there is a 
Necessity 

Res'^- that Dirk V"* Ingen be paid out of the said Money the Sum of £1 . .2 
for the Expences of Cannon Waggons and Paper 

As it is expected that Ryneer Mynderse our present Chairman will attend 
the Senate and Assembly at Kingston, M' Andrew McFarlen was unani- 
mously elected in his place and Jacobus Teller and Albert Mabee were 
chosen to be the acting Committee 

M' Ryneer Mynderse delivered into the hands of M' Andrew McFarlen 
the Sum of £ 1 28 . . 2 . .6 and also the Sum of £39 . . 5 . .9 and also the sum 
of £31.. 12 

Matthias Clark appeared before this Board and complained y*- Jellis J 
V" Vorst would not let him take down his (s*^ Clark's) House, Whereupon 



1 1 22 Schenectady Committee 

resolved to send V" Vorst a Note to appear before the Board but he damned 
the Note and would not receive it and said the Committe might come to him, 
upon which W""- Lighthall said to V" Vorst you had better go or you will 
bring trouble on yourself and he replied that is what I want I have 300 pounds 
to spend for it, the s'^- Clark has sworn to the above 



At a Meeting Sep""- 8'^ 1 777 

Present 

Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 

Ryneer Mynderse Jacobus Teller 

Albert Mabee Alex--- Vedder 

Hugh Mitchell 

Resolved that a Letter be sent the Chairman of the Committee of Albany 
requesting the Releasment of Henry Miller from his Confinement, which was 
done accordingly 

Benjamin Elsworth and Amos Eldra gave Information that Abr™- Hayet 
was gone to the Enemy and that his Cattle were at M"^ Tuttles and that James 
Fullerton offered Eldra four Guineas for every Horse he would take from the 
Rebels and deliver to him at Ballston and that David Edwards desired s^- 
Eldra to join with him and take two Horses from Ben" Elsworth two from 
Abraham Van Eps two from Albert Vedder and one from Peter V" Vorst 
and carry them to Gen'- Burgoyne who he said would give 20 Guineas for each 

Abraham Eldered further informed that he had heard Abr'" Hayts Wife 
say that her Husband was gone to the Enemy. S"^ Eldered likewise reported 
that one Middens Wife said that there is a Chest at Hayts House of ]n°- 
Waycof [?] who is in Custody as a disaffected person 

Amoss Eldred swore to the above 

The Board having taken the above Information into Consideration 
Resolved that Major Swits be sent with a Party of the Militia to apprehend 
the Wives of James Fullerton & David Edwards which was done 
accordingly 

At a Meeting Sep-"- 10'^ 1777 

Present 

Andrew M^'Farlen in the Chair 
Jacobus Teller Dirk V" Ingen 

Alex Vedder 



Proceedings, September, 1777 1123 

Jacob Schemerhorn having entered Complaint against one Frederick 
Quack for using threatning Expressions before Dirk V"Petten against s*^ 
Schemerhorn and saying that he the s^ Schemerhorn was in Danger if he went 
often to the old Land. The s'^ Schemerhorn requesting the Assistance of a 
few others to apprehend the s"^- Quack, The Board res*^= that he might chuse 
three or more men out of the Militia, which was done accordingly 



At a Meets- Sep*- ll'l^ 1777 

Present 

Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 

Abraham Fonda Albert Mabee 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

David Edwards being apprehended, resolved that he should be sent Pris"^- 
to Albany Goal there to remain until! further Orders 

Benj"- Aylesworth made Oath before this Board that he was in Fear that 
Evert Midden and Family would destroy his Property or take his Life 

Resolved that s"^- Midden be sent Pris""- to Albany Goal there to rem"- till 
further Ord"^^- 

Res*^- that David Edwards & Evert Midden be immed'y- sent to Albany 
Goal under the Care of Maas Schemerhorn Edward Earfy &c and that a 
LeUer be sent to the Chair" of Albany Com*^- As per Copy on File 

' Frederick Quak made Oath before this Board that on Aug*- the [ ] 

he heard a Scotchman that lives above David Ralje say that unless the 
Prisoners were released they would bur[n] the houses over their heads. 
Another Scotchman having a Bayonet fixed to Pole said he would fight 
with that V 



At a Meets- Sepf 12* 1777 

Present 

Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 
Abraham Fonda Abr"" Oathout 

Hugh Mitchell Albert Mabee 

Jacobus Teller Dirk V" Ingen 

Jellis V" Vorst in consequence of a Complaint lodged against him the 5'^ 
inst. by Matt^- Clark appeared before us and consented that s*^- Clark might 
take the House from his Lot without Molestation and by his Order 



1124 Schenectady Committee 

[At a Meeting Sep'' 16^^ 1777 

And^- M^Farlen in the Chair 
James Wilson Alex'' Vedder 

Ahr^ Fonda Dirk V" Ingen 

Resolved that Notice he given to the Puhlick by Advertisem[ents] to 
bring in Accounts of what is due to them by the present Com^^- at or before 
the 31-' inst: at the House of Dirk F" Ingen Clerk ] 



At a Meet8- Sep^ 16''^ 1777 
Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 

Hugh Mitchell Abr™- Oathout 

Jacobus Teller Dirk V" Ingen 

Alex"^ Vedder 

Resolved that Hugh Mitchell be appointed in the Room of James Wilson 
one of the Subcommittee to attend the Gen'- Comm'^- 



At a Meet? Sep^ 25'^ 1 777 

Present 
Andrew M*=Farlen in the Chair 

James Wilson Alex"^ Vedder 

Abr" Fonda Dirk V" Ingen 

Res*^- that Notice be given the publick by advertisements to bring in their 
Accounts of what is due to them from this Committee at or before the 31*' 
inst: at the House of Dirk V" Ingen Clerk M" Rebecca De Groat Mother 
to Cornelius De Groat and Rebecca De Groat Wife to Cor*- De Groot 
made oath that John Stevens being at the House of s*^ C*- Groat and being 
asked by old M" De Groat what News replied that our Army was surrounded 
by the British Troops and that it was Folly for the militia to go to join them 
as they could not get to our Army, M" Steven then told him that they 
would come out shortly s^ Stevens said that he did not know how they could 
come out 

Resolved that s*^- John Stevens be sent to Albany Com*'- 



^ Crossed out In the original. Sec Entry for 25th. 



Proceedings. October, 1777 1125 

At a Meeting Oct^ 16»*» 1777 
Present 

Andrew M<=Farlen in the Chair 

Ryneer Mynderse Dirk V" Ingen 

John Cuyler Alex'- Vedder 

James Wilson & Major Swits 

Rec*^ a Letter from the Com'*=- of Albany informing that the Enemy were 
comeing up the North River with a Number of Ships and desiring this Board 
to send down the Militia immediately, which the Major was ordered to do 



At a Meet8 Oct"^- 21'^ 1 777 
Present 

Andrew M*=Farlen in the Chair 
James Wilson Abr™- Fonda 

Alex*^ Vedder John Cuyler 

Jacobus Teller 

Application being made to this Board by the Inhabitants to desire us to 
petition to Gen'- Gates for the Removal of John Duncan from his post of 
Com'y- of Purchase to the Hosp'- Resolved that M' John Cuyler and Cap*- 
John Mynderse be sent with a Petion for that purpose on their Return they 
reported that Doctor Potts would in a few days come to Schenectady and 
settle the Matter with this Board 



At a Meets Nov^- 1" 1777 

Present 

Andrew M*=Farlen in the Chair 

James Wilson Ryneer Mynderse 

John Cuyler Jacobus Teller 

Abr"" Fonda Dirk V" Ingen 
Alex"- Vedder 

Doctor Potts appeared and promised he would remove John Duncan from 
his place of Trust 

Res<^- That Ryner Mynderse fill the Chair in the place of Andrew M<=- 
Farlen who was going abroad 



1 1 26 Schenectady Committee 



At a Meets- Nov^ 7*^ 1 777 

Present 

Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 

Ryneer Mynderse Abr"* Fonda 

James Wilson John Cuyler 

Jacobus Teller Abr™ Oathout 

Albert Mabee Dirk V" Ingen 

Doctor Potts and John Duncan appeared before this Board, Doc"^- Potts 
delivered a Paper wherein we are acquainted that John Duncan had resigned 
his post of Corny- to hosp'- also his Reasons for accepting and for Resigning 
(as p"^ paper on File) . 

At a Meeting NoV- 1 1'^. 1777 

Present 
Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 

Ryneer Mynderse Alex""- Vedder 

Albert Mabee Hueh Mitchell 

James Wilson 

John Lafferty of Cap*- Hicks Compy- Col: Van Schaicks Reg' entered a 
Complaint that his Watch was stolen from him in the house of Hugh Oar 
and he suspects that Humphry Hartgrove who was in the House at the same 
Time stole the s*^ Watch Lafferty also said he had two Evidences to prove 
the Charge Viz Sarah Culberson and John Holahan who both being duly 
sworn and examined (as on File) and no plain proof appearing against him, 
resolved that he be kept in Custody untill another Meeting 



At a Meeting Nov- 12*'^ 1777 
Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 
Reyneer Mynderse Abraham Fonda 

Albert Mabee John Cuyler 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 

Resolved that hereafter the Com'^- meet on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 
2 Oclock P M : And every Member who shall not appear within 1 5 Minutes 
after that Time shall forfeit one Dollar (unless he hath a sufficient Excuse) 
to be paid to the Chairman 

But upon any Emergency to meet whenever called for 



Proceedings. November, 1777 1127 

Nov^- 15'h 1777 
Andrew M<=Farlen in the Chair 

Reyneer Mynderse Hugh Mitchell 

Albert Mabee John Cuyler 

Alex''- Vedder Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 

Res"^ that as no proof appeared against Humphry Hartgrove he shall 
be discharged upon his parole not to leave the place 



At a Meeting Nov^- 18^^ 1777 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
James Wilson Albert Mabee 

Hugh Mitchell John Cuyler 

Alex^- Vedder Dirk V" Ingen 

Jacobus Teller 

A Negroman called Prim belonging to Simon Schemerhorn being ex- 
amined concerning a Watch he had sold to John Williams said he had it 
from his Cousin who being sent for said she had it from her Father a Negro- 
man called Charles living at Ephraim Wemps in Tryon County 



Nov- 20»h ] 777 

Reyneer Mynderse in the Chair 
Dirk Van Ingen Jacobus Teller 

James Wilson Hugh Mitchell 

Alex"^- Vedder John Cuyler 

Albert Mabee 

Resolved that every person in this District who has had salt to sell within 
these three Months past is not intitled to any of the public Salt unless he or 
they make oath that he or they have not sufficient salt for the Winter Meat 

Resolved that the Inhabitants of this District who are in the Continental 
service are intituled to receive salt only for that part of their Family who do not 
belong to the service 



1 1 28 Schenectady Committee 

Nov- 22d- 1777 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Abr™- Fonda . Jacobus Teller 

Alex- Vedder Albert Mabee 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 
Hugh Mitchell 

This Board sent for Harme Weisselse Constable for this District who 
refused to attend, whereupon Resolved that s'^ Constable be apprehended 
and sent to the Guard House untill to Morrow Morning and that Abraham 
Truax be appointed to take s^ Weissels to Albany Goal there to remain till 
further orders 

Henry Van Dyck appeared before this Board and informed that Michael 
Meghter' and Hamas Henry were Enemies to the Country as he had heard 
them express themselves as such and he looked upon both his Life and 
Property to be in Danger from them whereupon resolved that the Bodies of 
s*^- Meghter and Henry be secured and that application be made to L Col 
V" Dyck for a file of Men for that purpose which was done accordingly 



Dec- 1«' 1777 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Jacobus Teller Abr"^ Fonda 

James Wilson Hugh Mitchell 

Albert Mabee Dirk V" Ingen 

The Bodies of Henry and Meghter being secured agreable to a Resolve 
of 22^^ ult : res^- that Heny- V" Dyck Andrew Felbush Michael Hicher John 
Backer and Simon Vedder be upon Oath to discover whatever they know 
against the above pris"- 

Evidence being given resolved that the above Henry and Meghter be 
committed to Albany Goal and a Letter be sent to that Comm'^- inclosing the 
Evidences against them 

Rec'^- Lett- from Tryon Com'*^ complaining of a Pasport being given to 
M" Shane [?] and Boy Res*^- that s^ Lett- be answered 



Reghter. See minutes of Jan. 17, 1778. 



Proceedings, December, 1777 1129 

Dec- 4^ 1 777 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

John Cuyler James Wilson 

Hugh Mitchell Albert Mabee 

Jacobus Teller Dirk V" Ingen 

Received a Letter from Albany Com'*- desiring our Attendance this day 
which we answ^ as p"^ Cy- on File 



Dec-9«i> 1777 
Ryr. Mynderse in the Chair 
John Cuyler James Wilson 

Hugh Mitchell Albert Mabee 

Jacobus Teller D'' V" Ingen 

A Complaint being entered that Jellis V" Vorst detained from the Clerk 
of the Hosp'- the Effects of a Soldier who died in the G^ Hospital. It was 
resolved that s^ V" Vorst should deliver the said Effects to the Clerk of 
G'- Hosp'- V" Vorst appear"^ before this Board but refused to deliver them 
up upon which resolved that a Warrant be given to John Clute Constable to 
apprehend and take him to Albany Goal if he refuses to deliver the s*^- Effects 



Dec- ]V^ Mil 

Ryn- Mynderse Chairman 
Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

Alex- Vedder Dirk V" Ingen 

James Wilson 

Cap' Hicks of Col: V" Schaiks Regm' lodged a Comp'- against some of 
his Sold"- selling their Cloaths for Liquor and desired a search Warrant 
to search the House of one Harry Hill which was granted. The Serj'- ap- 
pointed to search returned and brought a Bundle from Henry Hill from Mat: 
Clark a Bundle from V" Vorsts and 2 pair of stockings from M"" M'^Creddles 
supposed to belong to the Soldiers 



1 1 30 Schenectady Committee 

Dec- 6'h ' 1 777 
Ryr. Mynderse in the Chair 
James Wilson Jacobus Teller 

Abr"" Fonda Dirk Van Ingen 

Hugh Mitchell 

Res"^- that Humy- Hartgrove be released on giving Bail for his future good 
Behaviour 

Thorn*- Bigham appeared as Bail for s^ Humphry Hartgroove who was 
accepted and Hartgrove was delivered up accordingly. Res^- that s^ Bigham 
and Hartgrove appear next Tuesday to sign a Bond 

Res"^ that Henry Peek Petrus V" De Volgar Jn°- Bastian Ant"y- Simons 
and Jacob V" Sice who have suffered greatly by the late Fire be reccommended 
by this Board to all charitable People of this District Albany City and the 
County of Tryon & that Col: Wemple and Major Swits be appointed to 
collect in this District Abr"" Fonda and John Roseboom in Albany and 
Major Wemple and John Mynderse in Tryon County 



Dec- ]6^^ Mil 
Ryn"" Mynderse Chair"- 

Abr™ Fonda John Cuyler 

James Wilson Hugh Mitchell 

Abr"* Oathout Dirk V" Ingen 
Jacobus Teller 

Rec"^- Information that Andrew Little who had been taken near Lake 
George going to the Enemy was in Town, res'^- that he be sent for Little ap- 
pearing and being asked how he came out of Goal shewed a paper signed by 
Mathew Vigger' signifying that s*^ Little was a Prisoner at Large. This 
Board knowing by the Character of Little that he was inimical to the Country, 
Res^- that s^- Andrew Little with his Family his wearing Apparel and provision 
be ordered to leave this District before the 20'^^ inst: and not to go to the 
West or North of it 

Jellis V" Vorst appeared and being asked whether he knew the Blanket 
in Custody of the Board said he had never seen it and the Frock he said 
was non of his, Res^- to detain them till he or they prove their property 



^ So in original. 
2 Visscher? 



Proceedings, December, 1 777 1131 

Dec- \9^ 1777 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
James Wilson Abr"" Oathout 

Albert Mabee Alex-"- Vedder 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

John Cuyler 

The Board considering the distressed Condition of this District on account 
of the Scarcity of Salt: res'^- that Hugh Mitchell be appointed to purchase 
a Quantity of s^- Article in either the States of Connecticut Rhode Island 
or Massachusets Bay or in any part of s"^ States unoccupied by the Enemy, 
The Quantity not to exceed six hundred Bushels and to be paid for in Flour 
or Money as s*^- Mitchell thinks proper, and further res^- that this Board will 
ratify any Agreament or Contract he shall make for s^- Salt and furnish 
him with Flour or Money for the payment of s^ Salt and that while on this 
Business he be allowed 30 shill : p""- Day for his truble & all his Expences p*^ 

Res^- that Advertisements be put up in the most publick places to desire 
the Inhab'*- of this District who are Friends to the Country and desirous of 
sharing s'^ salt to deliver in their Names to any Member of this Board 



Dec- 20»^> 1 777 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 
James Wilson Alex- Vedder 

Hughh Mitchell Abr"" Oathout 

Abr""- Fonda Dirk V" Ingen 

John Cuyler 

John Winkworth being seen in this Town and knowing him to be an Enemy 
to the Country, Res^- that said Winkworth be sent for, Winkworth appear- 
ing it was resolved that he should be ordered by the Chair"- to leave the 
District with his Family and Cloaths and Provision 

Res^' that Mes""*- Abr™ Fonda and Abr™ Oathout be appointed to pur- 
chase 200 B'''- of Flour to Barter for Salt on the Credit of this Board 
36 



1132 Schenectady Committee 

Dec- 27»h 1 777 

Ryneer Mynderse in the Chair 

James Wilson Jacobus Teller 

Abr"" Oathout Abr"" Fonda 

John Cuyler Hugh Mitchell 

Albert Mabee Dirk V" Ingen 

Information being rec*^- that Andrew Little still remained in Town con- 
trary to a Resolution of this Board on the 16'^ inst: Res^- that s^ Liddle be 
sent to Albany Goal there to remain untill further Orders and that a Warrant 
be given to the Constable for that purpose 

Res*^- that Advertis'®- be put up in the most publick places desiring the 
people of this Town to meet next Friday at ten ocllock A M at the House 
of Alex"^ Vedder to elect eleven Persons to be a Committee for this District 
for 6 Months to take their Seats on the 6^^ Jany- next 1 778 

Col. Van Dyck requested this Board to inform the Com**=- of Albany 
that he had some ^ very essential Evidence to produce against Palmatier a 
pris"^ in Albany Goal which was done accordingly. 

W™ Hall complained that one Abr"*- Brawn^ had threatned him and 
snapped a Gun at him several Times and upon applying to the officer of the 
Guard he was put in the Guard house, Res*^- that s'^- Brawn be kept under 
Guard utill next meets- and an order be sent to the Officer of the Guard for 
that purpose 

John J V" Eps entered Complaint that Calven Young had bought a Watch 
from him for eight Pounds which Money Young he said refused to pay, 
Res^- that Young be sent for which being done and Young appearing said 
he had bought the Watch for a pair of Silver Buckels and 20 shillings which 
he said he could prove by Seth Young, Seth Young appearing made Oath 
that he heard Calven Young say he would satisfy V" Eps for the Watch 

Jacobus Peek also appearing made Oath that he heard V" Eps he would 
not have the Buckels and 20 shil. for the Watch but Eight Pounds for the 
Watch in Money and that Calven Young said he would satsfy him 

The Wife of Seth Young appearing made Oath to the same as her 
husband 

Res*^ that Calven Young pay V" Eps the Sum of £8 for the Watch before 
Jany- 1*' next and 40 Shilh as a Fine for buying Cloaths of Soldiers before 
next Tuesday 



^ Had apparently written over some. 
^ Brown. 



Proceedings, January, 1 778 1133 

Dec- 30»h 1 777 

Andrew M*=Farlen in the Chair 
Reyn*^- Mynderse Hugh Mitchell 

Albert Mabee James Wilson 

Alex"^- Vedder Jacobus Teller 

Abr™ Fonda Dirk V" Ingen 

W™ Hall appeared with Elis**^- Mabb as an Evidence to confirm the 
Charge against Abr"™ Brown, she being upon Oath said that on the 26'^ 
inst: W"* Hall and Abr™ Brown came to her House and sat down to play 
Cards and Brown cheating s"^ Hall a Quarrel arose and Brown got down a 
Gun and said he would shoot Hall who had went out of the house a little 
before 



[Jan^- 3^ 1778 

Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 
Reyneer Mynderse Jacobus Teller 

Ahr"" Oathout Alex"- Vedder 

Abr"" Fonda Hugh Mitchell 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 

Calven Young not having complied with the Resolve of this Board of the 

Res^- thai an Execution be levied upon his Goods for the Sum of £8 due' 
to V" Eps 

Hooper Bush complained that Margaret V" Slike oWed him 7s lYid 
which she refused to pay 

Res^- that be made out for V" Slike to appear here on next Tuesday at 
3 oclock P M'] 



Jany- 2d 1 778 

Reyneer Mynderse in the Chair 

Andrew M*^Farlen John Cuyler 

Abr"" Fonda Abr"" Oathout 

Albert Mabee Alex- Vedder 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 



^ Crossed out in the original. Entry repeated after minutes of Jan. 2d 



1134 Schenectady Committee 

At an Election this Day for chusing eleven Persons to be a Com^^- of 
Correspondence Safety and protection for this District agreable to a Resolve 
of the City and County of Albany the following persons were duly elected 
by a Majority of Votes Viz 

Reyneer Mynderse James Wilson 

Alex^- M^Farlen Alex^- Vedder 

Dirk V° Ingen John Cuyler 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

Albert Mabee Abr"* Oothout 
Abr™- Fonda 



Jany- 3^ 1 778 at a Meeting of the Committee 

Andrew M'^Farlen in the Chair 
Ryneer Mynderse Jacobus Teller 

Abr"^ Oathout Alex^- Vedder 

Ab"*- Fonda Hugh Mitchell 

James Wilson Dirk V" Ingen 

Calven Young not having complied with the Resolve of this Board of the 
27^^»inst: 

Res*^- that an Execution be levied upon his Goods for the sum of 8 Pounds 
due to John V" Eps 

Hooper Bush complained that Margaret Van Slike refused to pay him 
7s. 1 Yl which she owed s"^ Bush, res^ that a Summons be made out for Marg'- 
V" Slike to appear before this Board on next Tuesday at 3 Oclock P M 
which was done accordingly 



At a meeting of the Committee the 5'^ Jan'"y 1 778 
The following persons having been duly Elected took their Seats Viz 

Andrew M^Farlan Jecobus Teller 

■ Reneer Minderse James Wilson 

Dirk Van Ingan Albert Mabey 

Abraham Funda Hugh Mitchell 
Alex"^- Fedder 

On motion made Resolved that Andrew M'^Farlan be Chairman & James 
Wilson Clerk. The Constables of this district having been Sent for and 
now present Resolved that they be tendred the following Oath 



Proceedings, January, 1778 1135 

You do Swer well and truly to execute the Office of A Constable for the 
District of Schonectady untill the Next Election for Constables and untill 
another be Sworn in your Room Or Untill you Shall be Lawfully discharged 
from the Said Office So help you God. 

John Clut 
Harman Wassalsa 
Gerret Sim Vader^ 

Resolved that Andrew M^Farlan attend at the General Meeting of the 
Committee to be held at Albany the 6**^ Ins* and deliver in the Poll of Elec- 
tion of Members for this district. On Motion made Resolved that the Com- 
mittee meet as Usual at the House of Alex"^- Vedder 



At a Meeting of the Committee Janr^ 6**^ 1 778 

Present 
Andrew M'^Farlan in the Chaire 

Abraham Funda Reneer Minderse 

Alexander Vedder Dirk Van Ingan 

James Wilson 

Reneer Minderse late Chairman of this Committee delivered to the present 
Chairman of this board the Sum of one hundred & Eighty five pounds four 
Shillings and three pence being Donation money for the poor of Boston & 
publick Money belonging to this district On motion made Resolved that the 
above Sum be and is lodged in the hands of the Chairman for the present 



At a meeting of the Committee 10'^ Janr^ 1778 

Present 

Andrew M*^Farlan in the Chaire 
Ryneer Minderse John Cuyler 

Alexander Vedder Derk Van Ingan 

James Wilson Hugh Mitchell 

Abraham Oathaut 

Resolved that Hugh Oar be Sent for a Munday Next by the Chairman 
and ordred to pay five pounds as a fine for Selling Liquor Contrary to the 
Orders of this board and that he be again forbid Selling aney liquor to aney 
person whatsoever in this town Untill lisenced by this or Som futer board. 



^ Original signatures In the record. 



1 1 36 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee \3^ Jan^ 1778 

Present 

Abraham Funda in the Chaire 
Ryneer Minderse Jacobus Teller 

Abraham Oathaut Alexander Vedder 

James Wilson Hugh Mitchell 

Liu' Clark of Colonel Van Skyks^ Redgiment made Complaint to this 
board that a horse was Stoll from One of his Neighbours (a Wido woman) 
last fall and that he had Now found the Said horse in the possesion of Samuel 
Tuttle Said Tuttle being pressent Acknowledged to have a horse which he 
purchased from David Schuyler about ten or twelve Days ago. On Motion 
made Resolved that Liu*- Clark be desired to give the Owner of the horse 
Notice to Come and proove property and that Sam'- Tuttle is ordred to keep 
the horse untill this board orders him to deliver him up 

On Motion made Resolved that the barrckes is wanted for to Quarter the 
Soldiers in which is Now billeted in this Town and that Doctor Trate be 
Desired to Send No more Sick or persones to be inoculated to this Hospital. 
John Cuyler is appointed to wate on Doctor Trate and make him Acquainted 
with the Above Resolve. 



At a meeting of the Committee 1 7'*^ Janr^ 1 778 

Present 

Andrew M^Farlan in the Chaire 

Abraham Oathaut Abraham Funda 

Ryneer Minderse Jacobus Teller 

Alex--- Vedder Hugh Mitchell 

Thomas M'^Cartey Complained to this board that Aron Stevens hath taken 
up a Colt belonging to Said M'^Cartey and refuses to deliver it up to him 
Resolved that a Summons be Sent to Aron Stephens to appear before this 
board on Seterday the 24'^ Ins*- at 2 Clock P M to answer to Said Complaint 
which was don Accordingly 

On Motion made Resolved that Walter Dans may be Releesed from his 
Confinement on his taking the Oath of Alleagence to this State and that a 
Coppey of his Oath be transmitted to this board. Resolved that Isaac Wor- 
mer & Bartholemy Van Alstine may be Releesed from their Confinement on 



^ Van Schaick's. 



Proceedings, January. 1778 1137 

their taking the Oath of Allegence to the State providing that the Committee 
of their Own District Aprove of their Releese. Resolved that Henry & 
Michel Reghter may be Released from their Confinement on their taking the 
Oath of Alliagence to the State and giving good Security for their futor good 
behaviour. Resolved that Ab""- Funda is appointed to attend at the general 
Meeting of the Committee at albany on Wednesday Next. Resolved that 
Abraham Funda & Abraham Oathaut is appointed to Deliver out the two 
M"- of publick Salt Now in Our Custoday in due proportion to the inhabi- 
tents of this District who have obtained Certifycats from this board & have 
Not got Salt and that they Charge three pence p"^ Quart Over and Above the 
price fixed by the Counsel of Safety for to defrey the Charges of Transport- 
ing the Same from Alby and of Serving the Same Out here, and that they be 
Sworn to Execute the above Resolve true and faithfully which was don in 
the following words — 

You do Swer on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that you will Serve 
out the Salt Now here without partialliaty to the Inhabitents of this District 
Agreeable to the Above Resolve and keep a Just and true Account of the 
money Arrising from the Sale of the Same to the best of your Knowledge So 
help ycu God. The Certifycats of those who are not looked Upon to be 
frends to the Cuntry Excepted 

Abraham Fonda 
Abr""- Oothout ' 



At a Meeting of the Committee 22^ Janry 1 778 

Present 

Abraham Funda in the Chaire 
Abraham Oathaut James Wilson 

John Cuyler Hugh Mitchell 

Alex--- Vedder 

M'^- Oathaut being returned from the General Meeting of the Committee 
reported that it is Still in agitation with the Committee of Albany to release 
Andrew Lidle & John Winford from their Confinement Unless Some other 
reasones be asined for keeping them in Custody besides those given in by 
General Gates Resolved that a letter be wrot to the Committee of Abany 
desiring they may be kep in Custody & Giving Our Reasones for So doing 
which was don Accordingly As per Coppy on file. Resolved that John Cuyler 



^ Original signatures m the record. 



1 1 38 Schenectady Committee 

^ — .. — ' 

Alexander Vedder James Wilson & Hugh Mitchell is appointed to be a 
Sub-Committee to diside an affair between Samuel Tuttle of this District and 
the Widow Eva Hainer of Tryon County respecting a Horse. The Com- 
mittee of Albany having Verbaly requested us to procure as many planks & 
boards as possible for the publick Use with the Utmost Expedition Resolved 
that the Owners of the Samills in this District be Sent for to meet here on 
tuesday Next to give Us in their proposals that we may know how many 
they can furnish and at what rate. 



At a Meeting of the Committee Janry 23^ 1 778 

Present 

John Cuyler Alexander Vedder 

James Wilson Hugh Mitchell 

Eva Hainer being present to prove her titule to a horse Now in the posse- 
sion of Samuel Tuttle agreable to a resolve of the 13'^ Ins'- and being asked 
what Markes the horse She lost base Says that he is of a black Collawer with 
a white blase on his forehead with a Small Stripe down towards his nose a 
white Spott on his lip and is branded with a P upside down but is not Certain 
whether on the Showlder or thy.^ The horse being produced and Nearly 
answering to the Above Description Resolved that Said Eva Hainer be Sworn 
that the Horse is her property which was don Accordingly 

I do Swer on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that the Horse Now 
prodused by Samuel Tuttle is my Just propertey and that I nor my Husband 
in his lifetime have Not Sould or Exchanged Said horse with aney person 
whatsoever that I am Now the proper Owner of Said Horse to the besst of 
my Knowledge So Help me God 

Sworn before me hir 

John Cuyler Ju' Justice^ Eva X Hainer^ 

marke 

We do Swere on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that the Horse 
Now produced by Samuel Tuttle is the Just propertey of Eva Hainer to 
the best of Our Knowledge So help me God. 
Schonectady Th^ Janry 1 778 Jacob T Clock' 

Sworn before me Cunred Getmen " ' ^ 

John Cuyler Ju"" Justice*^ 



1 Thigh. 

^ Original signatures in the record. 
^ Name doubtful. 



Proceedings, January, 1 778 1139 

The Committee having taken into Consideration the Claime & Evidence 
produced by Eva Hainer respecting the Horse now in Custody of Samuel 
Tuttle, Resolved that Said horse is the property of Said Eva Hainer and 
that he be delivered to hir Emediatly which was don Accordingly 



At a meeting of the Committee 24* Janry 1 778 

Present 

Abraham Funda in the Chaire 
Hugh Mitchell James Wilson 

John Cuyler Alexander Vedder 

Abraham Oathaut 

Alexander Robison makes Complaint that John Chairman base in his 
Custody Sundry Effects belonging the Heirs of Thomas Claus. On motion 
made Resolved that Said Chairman be Summonsed to appear before this 
board on Monday Next to answer to the Complaint of Said Robison which 
was don Accordingly 

Aron Stephens appeared before this board agreable to Summons Served 
upon him, and produced the Colt Claimed by Thomas M^Cartey. On 
Examination the Colt appears to be the property of Said Aron Stephens. 



At a meeting of the Committee 26*'^ [Jan.] 1 778 

Present 

Abraham Funda in the Chaire 
Albert Mabey Alexander Vedder 

John Cuyler Hugh Mitchell 

James Wilson 

Hugh Oar appeared before this board and paid a fine of five pounds for 
Retailing liquor without licence and Contreary to Orders from this board 
Agreeable to a former Resolve 

John Chairman appeared agreeable to Summons to answer to the Com- 
plaint of Alexander Robison Said Robison being Also present. 



1 1 40 Schenectady Committee 

At A Meeting of the Committee febry 1*' 1778 

Present 

Abraham Funda Chairman 

John Cuyler Alex'^- Vedder 

Albert Mabey Abr'"- Oathaut 

Jacobus Teller Hugh Mitchell 

Daniel M'^Donald^ a Soldier in Colonel Van Skeyks Reg* and Cap*- 
Cobs Company informed the board that he base a boy of Seven years Old 
Now living with George Posses which he desires to have in order to bind 
him Out an Aprentise to Some person and that Said Posses Refuses to let 
him have the boy. Said Posses being Also pressent Says that he base kep 
Said boy one year and Nine monthes and that he is willing to deliver up Said 
boy if Said M^Daniel will pay him fifteen pounds for his keeping. Resolved 
that if Said M'^Daniel do pay to George Posses fifteen pounds N Y C on 
or before the fifteenth day of this Ins' then Pusess Shall deliver up the boy 
if Not the Said M'^Donald is to bind his Son An Aprentise to the Said 
Posses and that the Said Posses Shall be bound to learn Said boy the Trade 
or Calling of a Shoemaker 

John M^Callom Complains to the board that he base been Robed of one 
pair leather britches & two Rawls of Tobaco and Supposses that Isaac 
Isaacs & Hanyost Pease is the persones Giltey of the Robery as they lived 
or was billeted in his house he further Says that he base Seen the two Rawls 
of Tobaco in the Possesion of Henry Hill and requests a Serch Warrent 
to Search the House of Said Hill. Resolved that a Search warrent be granted 
to the said M'^Callom on his Making Oath that he thinkes that the whole 
or part of Said Effects is in the possesion of Said Hill 

I do Swer on the holy Evangelist of Almighty God that I have Seen two 
Rawls of Tobaco in the possesion of Henry Hill which I beleve to be the 
two Rauls of Tobaco Lately Stoll out of my House to the best of My 
K[n]owledge So help me God 

Sworn before me John M'^Collom" 

Abraham Fonda Chairman P: T:" 



2 Original signatures in the record. 

^ There is the same confusion of names between McDonald and McDaniel in Slate Archives, vol. 1 
{Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of Next) York, ^ol- '5), p. 184, 252. He 
served in Capl, Copp's company of Col. Van Schaick's regiment. 



Proceedings, February, 1778 1141 

John McCallom having taken the above Oath Resolved that a Serch 
warrent be granted to him which was don Accordingly. The Constable hav- 
ing taken the warrent and made Search found two Roles of Tobaco in the 
possesion of Henry Hill which he produced to this board, & John McCallom 
being asked if the Said Tobaco was his he answred that it was and was willing 
to Swer that it was his property to the best of his Knowledge. Resolved 
that if Said M'^Calom proves his propertey by Oath that it be delivered to 
him. And that he take the following Oath 

I do Swer on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that the two Roles 
of tobaco this day found by the Constable (and Now in the Committee 
Chamber) in the possession of Henry Hill is my Property to the best of 
My Knowledge So help me God 

Sworn before me John M'^Collom ^ 

Abraham Fonda Chairman^ 

Resolved that Henry Hill pay the Coast of the warrent isued against him, 
two Shillings for writing the warrent & two Shillings for Serving it. 

Resolved that Abraham Funda is Appointed to attend at the General 
meeting of the Countey Committee at Albany on tuesday Next. Resolved 
that John Cuyler Alex"^- Vedder & Hugh Mitchell is appointed to be a Sub- 
Committee to transact bussiness in the Town untill Seterday Next. 



At a meeting of the Committee 3^^ febry 1 778 

Present 
John Cuyler Alexander Vedder 

Hugh Mitchell 

John Brown Soldier in Colonel Van Skeuks Regiment & Captain Grahams 
Company Complains to this board and Says that he base been lately on Com- 
mand Along with the Rest of his Company at Sarratoga and when he went 
from this Town to go on Said Command he left Sundrey Articles Viz a fether 
bed & bedding Shirts & Stockings two brass Cooking Kettles on Tin kettle 
Teapott &c in the Care of Elizabath Robeson whom he kep as a Compenion 
for Some time and that on his Return to Town from Said Command he was 
informed that the Said Elizabath Robeson had imbazled & Made awaj'^ 
with all his Effects and was her Self gon to Fort Schuyler Along with 
another Man. 



^ Original signatures m the record. 



1 1 42 Schenectady Committee 

On making inquirey After his Said Effects he has found the bed and bed 
Clothes in the possesion of Sarah Culberson a kettle in the Custody of Petter 
Adair, Another Kettle in the Custody of M"- Liddle a black Silk handkert- 
chief in the Custody of John the butcher a british Soldier who lodges at 
the house of Sarah Culberson, which they refuse to deliver up to him 

Rec*^- an order from Fredrick Fisher one of the Commissioners of Seques- 
teration for Tryon County to take into Custodey all the Saddlers tooles belong- 
ing to Michel Grass Now in the possesion of Fredrick William Asold. Said 
Asold being Sent for and pressent Says that he purchesed the Said tools 
from the wife of Michell Grass 

The wife of Michel Grass being also pressent Says that being intimidated 
by him and made to beleve that all her Effects wawld be taken from her 
and She her Self be Sent to Cannada Sould him Some Saddlers tools & 
Saddlerey ware for Nine gunnees^ — a Saddle Saddle bags & Som wheep 
Sticks for two gunnees. The Committee being of Opinion that they Cannot 
with propriety take the above Mentioned articles from the Said Ashold 
without Causing his money to be returned to him. Thereupon Resolved that 
Said Fredrick W. Ashold Give in a list upon Oath of all the Articles he 
purchased from the wife of Michael Grass and Securitey to deliver them up 
to this board when demanded. Also Resolved that the wife of Michel Grass 
Give Securitey to deliver up to this board the Eleven Ginneys which She 
Rec"^ from the Said Ashold for the goods Sould him when demanded Each 
under the penalty of fiftey pounds 

Joseph Flansborrough Complains that Alex*^- Marselis is indepted to him 
for Labour which he refuses to pay Resolved that Alex"^- Marselis be Sum- 
monsed to appear before this board on Seterday Next to Answer to the 
Complaint of Said Flansborrough which was don Accordingly 



At a meeting of the Committee febr^ 4'^ 1 778 

Present 

Abraham Funda in the Chaire 
Albert Mabey Alex^- Vedder 

James Wilson Hugh Mitchell 

Jacobus Teller 



^ Guineas. 




Proceedings, February, 1 778 1 1 43 

Mess"- Teller & Fundaw being Returned from the General Meeting of the 
Committee at Albany Laid before the board A Resolve of the Committee 
of Albany that no wheat or other Grain be distilled into Whiskey within 
this Countey Untill the Legislature Shall have regulated the prices of Com- 
moditeys in this State. Resolved that Henry & Christopher Velthusen be 
Sent for and made Acquainted with the above Resolve which was don 
Accordingly. 

Fredrick William Hashold appeared before the board and Said he Coold 
Not give Bail According to the Resolve of the 3^ Ins'- but was wilHng to 
deliver of the goods he had on hand and pay for those Sould providing the 
money he gave for them was Returned Thereupon Resolved that Said 
Hashold Deliver up the goods on hand Under Oath and pay for those he 
Sould which was don Accordingly and the Sum Rec^- Entred on the back 
of the In[ventory] 

Resolved that M'^*- Grass deliver up the Eleven Guinnes She Received 
from Fredrick W"" Ashold to be Returned to him which was don Accord- 
ingly 

Resolved that Fredrick Fisher Commissioner of Tryon County be 
Acquainted with the Above proceedings by letter 



At a meeting of the Committee 7 febr^ 1 778 

Present 

John Cuyler in the Chaire 
Albert Mabey James Wilson 

Jacobus Teller Alex""- Vedder 

Hugh Mitchell 

Mathew Fisher Esq"^- Complains that Jean Adair (who is a bound Servant 
to Cap' Fryer) got leave from her Said Master Some time ago to Come to 
this Town to See her frends and was to Return in a few days, that his Wife 
M" Fisher lent the Said Jean a Long blue brod Cloth Cloek A Short Scarlet 
Clock & a Stove and that the Said Jean Will Not return to her Service Nor 
deliver up his wifes goods Resolved that Jean Adair be Summonsed to Ap- 
pear before the board Emediatly to Answer to Said Complaint which being 
don and She refusing to appear Resolved that Said Jean be Committed to 
Albany Goal untill She give Sattisfaction to her Said Master Or be released 
by that Committee which was don Accordingly 



1 1 44 Schenectady Committee 

The Committee Taking into Consideration the Complaint of John Brown 
of the 3<^ Ins' Resolved that if the Said John Brown Make Oath that he hase 
been Robed of the Articles Mentioned in his Complaint and that he hase Just 
Cause of Suspesion [ ] that they or any part of them is in the 



Proceedings, part 3^ 



At a meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of the township of Schenec- 
tady the 1 5th day of June 1 779 the following persons were Chosen by a 
plurality of votes as a committee to represent them in General Committee Viz. 
John Cuyler, John B. Vrooman and Lancaster Conner. 



Committee Chamber. 1 6 June 1 779 
Present 

John Cuyler John B. Vrooman and Lancaster Conner. 
In consequence of a resolution of the General Committee at Albany dated 
the 18th Istant recommending to the Inhabitants of the Different Districts 
to Elect as many persons as they shall think proper to represent them in 
General Committee and to enforce the due observance of the Resolves of the 
General and this Committee, Resolved that the Inhabitants of this district 
do meet on the 24th of this Instant at 9 O'Clock in the morning at the house 
of John B. Vrooman to elect six of the Inhabitants in addition to those already 
chosen for the above purposes. 



Committee Chamber. June 24th 1 779 
At a meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of this district the following 
persons were chosen Viz. 

James Shuter Myndert Wemple 

Abrah™- Oathout Jacobus Teller 

Albert Mabie Dirk Van Ingen 



Committee Chamber. June 28th 1 779 

At a meeting of the Committee 
Present 
Jacobus Teller Myndert Wemple 

Lancaster Conner James Shuter 

John B. Vrooman Dirk Van Ingen 



^ For account of the manuscript, see introduction. 

1145 



1 ] 46 Schenectady Committee 

On motion made. Resolved that the appointing of a Chairman be post- 
poned till the next meeting. 

On motion made Resolved that James Shuter and Myndert Wemple do 
attend upon the General Committee at Albany to-morrow. 



At a meeting of the Committee June [July] 2, 1779^ 

Present 
Abraham Oathout John Vrooman 

John Cuyler Albert Mabie 

Myndert Wemple Lancaster Conner 

James Shuter Dirk Van Ingen 

On motion made Resolved that Abraham Oathout be Chairman and Dirk 
Van Ingen Clerk. 

In consequence of a Resolve of the General Committee for importing a 
quantity of Salt for the supply of the Inhabitants of Albany County 

Resolved that four persons be appointed to receive subscriptions of the 
Inhabitants of this District for the above purposes. And that every person 
who shall become a subscriber for Salt shall bind himself to pay for so much 
as he shall subscribe for as the salt so bought with the expences shall amount 
to and that the public be given notice hereof by public advertisement in the 
words following 

Whereas the General Committee for the County of Albany having taken 
into consideration the scarcity of salt and the exhorbitant prices for which 
it is sold have by late resolve determined to import a Quantity of salt sufficient 
for the supply of the Inhabitants of the City and County which salt is to be 
sent to every district and each subscriber to have the salt which he subscribes 
for at the prime cost and necessary expences. 

It is therefore requested, that all persons who stand in need of that article 
Give in their names with the quantity they want and the money therefore at 
the rate of thirty pounds per bushel unto Messrs. Andrew McFarlan Nicholas 
Van Der Volgen John Roseboom and Jesse De Graff, or any of them on or 
before the 12 Instant. 

If the salt should amount to more than thirty pounds a bushel, the 
deficiency is to be made; if less, the overplus to be returned at the delivery 
of the salt. 

And as it is supposed there may be some who cannot at present advance 
the money, they are also desired to give in their names and quantity they 



1 Under June 2d, Sanders enters extracts from the minutes of this date and of July 9th. 



Proceedings, July, 1779 1147 

want to any of the above named gentlemen and pay the same at the receipt 
of the salt. It is to [be] hoped that all well disposed people who are willing 
to assist the poor will deposit such sums of money in the hands of the above 
named Gentlemen as they shall see fit; which money with the thanks of this 
board shall be returned to them as soon as the salt is distributed among the 
subscribers. 

A complaint being made before this board that David Frank hath sold 
George (Serge?) at a much higher rate than he sold it the beginning of May, 
On motion made Resolved that David Frank be sent for[.] He being 
present acknowledged that he sold three Ells and 1 quarter of an ell of said 
Zerge and 1 dozen of buttons to John Fort for which he received thirty 
dollars and at the same time acknowledged that he offered the same about 7 
weeks ago for seven dollars, thereupon resolved that said David Frank doth 
return to said Fort the sum of six dollars and two shillings and that 
he ask the pardon of this board for the ofFence[.] Said Frank being sent 
for returned the money and pleaded that he was ignorant that dry-goods 
were comprehended in the Resolves of the regulating of prices and begged 
the pardon of the board and promised not to offend again [.] 



At a meeting of the Committee July 7, 1 779 

Present 

Abraham Oathout Chairman 
Myndert Wemple Albert Mabie 

John B. Vrooman Dirk Van Ingen 

The Chairman informed this board that Hugh Mitchell Esq desired him 
to lay before this board a request of him the said Michell requesting this 
board an Indulgence for retailing a Cargo imported from Philadelphia at 
a higher price than what they are stated at, as he could not afford to sell 
them at the stated price. On motion made resolved that this board can not 
give such Indulgence and that the said Mitchell appear before this board 
with his Invoices on Saturday at 5 O'Clock in the afternoon at the Committee 
Chambers and that this board will take the request into consideration and lay 
it before the next General Committee [.] 



1 1 48 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee July 8th 1 779 

Present 

Abraham Oathout Chairman 

John Cuyler John B. Vrooman 

Myndert Wemple Albert Mabie 

Lancaster Conner Dirk Van Ingen 

Mr. Oathout representing to this board that he finds himself so much 
encumbered on account of his Public Business begs leave to resign his place 
as Chairman [.] On motion made resolved that Mr Oathout's be accepted 
of, John Cuyler being unanimously chosen Chairman of this board and 
Ab™ Oathout Deputy Chairman and the said Gentlemen took their seats 
accordingly. 

Complaints having been made to this board that a number of Persons in 
this town have divers articles of Merchandize which they will not dispose 
of only by way of barter and that the most exhorbitant Difference between 
the Committee varying from the regulating prices of said Articles, whereby 
these persons that have no Commodity in hands are Entirely deprived of 
getting the necessaries their families stand in need of, this board having taken 
said complaints into consideration / 

Thereupon Resolved that no person or persons in this District shall be 
allowed to exchange any article excepting salt by way of barter only in such 
a manner as such Articles are regulated until a Contrary Resolution of this 
board shall take place. 

Resolved that the above Resolutions be made public and any person or 
persons transgressing after the publication hereof shall be deemed proper 
objects of the Resentment of the public and be dealt with accordingly. 

Information being given to this board that Mr. Hugh Mitchell had sold 
tea at eighteen dollars (per lb) [,] On motion made Resolved that Hugh 
Mitchell be sent for[.] He being present acknowledged that he had received 
for a few pounds of tea Eighteen dollars. Resolved that Mitchell's matter 
be taken into consideration at our next Meeting. 

Adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 oclock[.] 



Proceedings, July, 1779 1149 

At a meeting of the Committee according to adjournment July 9 — 1 779 

Present 

John Cuyler Chairman 
James Shuter Lancaster Conner 

Albert Mabie Myndert Wemple 

Abraham Oathout Dirk Van Ingen 

John Vrooman 

This board having taken the case of Hugh Mitchell into Consideration, 
Resolved thereupon that said Hugh Mitchell be sent for and acquaint this 
board what persons have given him eighteen dollars per lb. for his tea and 
further Resolved that that said Hugh Mitchell appear before the next General 
Committee at Albany which is to be held the 14th Instant, there to answer 
for his conduct [.] 

On motion made Resolved that this board do meet weekly on Monday 
and Friday in the afternoon at 2 o Clock [.] 

Adjourned till 2 O'Clock in the afternoon [.] 



Met according to adjournment. 
Present 

John Cuyler Chairman 
James Shuter John B. Vrooman 

Abraham Oathout Lancaster Conner 

Albert Mabie Dirk Van Ingen 

Information being given to this board that John Empie had sold Yeast to 
different persons for specie, Resolved that said Empie be sent for. He being 
present said he never sold Yeast, but the Yeast that was sold was sold by his 
wife and he beleived she had taken some hard money but pleaded that he did 
not know that it was against the Resolution to take it when offered. Being re- 
quested by this board to name the persons from whom his wife received hard 
money, said he could not tell. On motion made Resolved that said Empie 
pay all the hard money that his wife has received back again to those people, 
from whom he has taken it, and that the public be notified thereof by public 
advertisement in the words following 

Information being given to this board that John Empie had sold Yeast 
for hard money, he being sent for acknowledged that his wife had received 



1 1 50 Schenectady Committee 

some for Yeast but did not refuse to receive paper currency, as was alleged 
against him and declares that he did not know it was forbid [.] This board 
taking said matter into consideration thereupon Resolved that said Empie 
pay all the hard money back again to those persons from whom his wife has re- 
ceived it and those persons who have since the publication of the regulating act 
paid hard money to said Empie or his wife for Yeast are desired to pay said 
Empie [on] Receipt of the hard money an equal sum in paper currency [.] 
It is hoped no such evil practices for the future will be carried on as the buyer 
and seller will be equally considered as trangressors of said act. 
Schenectady Committee Published by order of the Committee 

Chamber July 9 1 779 Dirk Van Ingen Clerk^ 

Mr Mitchell being according to the former Resolution sent for appeared 
and acquainted this board that he had only sold four lb of [tea] to Mrs 
Teller and that he sold to none else higher than at the stated price, but had 
returned the money afterwards he appearing sorry for what he had done[.] 
On motion made Resolved that Mr Mitchell be acquitted and the Resolve 
passed on his affairs this morning be Disannulled. 

Jeremiah De Graaf appeared before this board and complained that he was 
charged and paid for weaving, three dollars an ell for striped coarse linen 
and twelve shillings an ell for very coarse plain linnen to John B*- V. Eps' 
Jun^ 

Resolved that said Van Epps be sighted to appear before this board on 
Monday next and answer for his conduct [.] 



At a meeting of the Committee July 1 2 1 779 

Present 
Abraham Oathout Chairman 
James Shuter John B. Vrooman 

Albert Mabie Dirk Van Ingen 

Lancaster Conner 

John B*- Van Epps appeared before this board and said that he told 
De Graaf that he would weave for grain but acknowledged the sam[e] time 
that De Graaf did not promise him grain but desired that de Graaf might 
give his affidavit that he understood that he was to pay him in money at the 



^ Entered by Sanders under June 2d without any indication that it is an advertisement. 
2 Entered by Sanders under June 2d. 



Proceedings, July, 1779 1151 

time that he brought the yarn which said De Graaf did accordingly [. ] On 
motion made Resolved that Wessel Wesselse and Will""- Hall both weavers 
be sent for[.] Being present the cloth was shown them and they were 
desired to tell how much they used to weave such cloth for[.] Hall said 
that He wove for grain and did not weave much for money [.] Wesselse 
said the one sort he wove for six shillings an Ell and the other for nine shil- 
lings and Ell[.] Thereupon Resolved that said John B*- Van Epps Jun"^ do 
return the sum of twenty three pounds twelve shillings which in the opinion 
of this board was extorted from said De Graaf by said V. Eps Jun"^ which 
we hope will prevent all extortioners from pursuing the same evil practices 
by which said V. Eps is become an object of public resentment. And that 
the above be published by advertisement in the words following 

Complaints having been entered before this board against John B*- Van 
Eps Ju"^ for extortion upon weaving this board having sent for said Van Eps 
and he appearing c^cknowledged the receipt of the sum (by his agent) as was 
alleged against him[.] This board taking the matter into consideration have 
found said Van Eps Guilty of Extorting the sum of twenty three pounds 
twelve shillings on the weaving of nineteen and a half Ells striped and thirty 
two Ell pi [a] in linnen[.] Thereupon Resolved that said Van Eps be 
ordered to pay the sum of twenty three pounds twelve shillings back again to 
the person from whom he received the same and be held up as an object of 
Resentment, 

This proceeding we hope will prevent extortioners from pursuing such evil 
practices as have been too long made use of and must unless immediately 
prevented End in the destruction of the Country [.] 
Schenectady Committee By order of the Committee 

Chamber July 9 1 779 John Cuyler Chairman^ 



At a meeting of the Committee July 13 1779 

Present 

John Cuyler in the chair 
James Shuter John B, Vrooman 

Lancaster Conner Dirk Van Ingen 

On motion made Resolved that Messrs Jacobus Teller and Albert Mabie 
be a sub committee to attend on the General Committee at Albany to 
Morrow [.] 



Van Eps case entered by Sanders in condensed form. 



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Committee Chamber July 20th 1 779 
Present 

John Cuyler in the chair 

James Shuter Albert Mabie 

John B. Vrooman Dirk Van Ingen 

Lancaster Conner Jacobus Teller 

Having received a Resolution of the General Committee of Albany passed 
the 14th July 1779 Desiring the district Committees to take the sense of the 
Inhabitants in respect to the appointment of the Delegates who are to represent 
this County in a State Convention on the 1 7th day of August next to propose 
to them whether they will elect such delegates or leave the appointment of 
them to the General Committee and the Members of the different district 
committees are desired to report the same at the next General Committee, 
thereupon Resolved that this board give notice to the Inhabitants of this Dis- 
trict by public advertisements to Desire them to meet at the house of John 
A. Bradt to give their opinion upon the Subject on monday next at ten oclock 
in the fore noon and whereas the members of the Committee are of Opinion 
that it would be made to the advantage of the Public to have an additional 
Number of persons to serve in Committee with those already chosen [,] On 
motion made Resolved that the public be desired to Elect three persons to 
serve as members in Committee in addition to those already chosen on Mon- 
day 26th July Instant at the house of Capt. John A Bradt [.] 

Esei Vermon^ (?) appeared before this board and gave information that 
Mr Elias Rosa had offered hard specie for work. Said Rosa being sent for 
acknowledged the fault but pleaded that he had done it in consequence of the 
great difference in the prices [.] On motion made Resolved that said Elias 
Rosa at present be dismissed and be ordered to appear before this board 
when sent for[.] Information being given to this board that William Clifford 
had bought from Myndert Bradt ' a Sith (?) for hard money, Resolved that 
said Clifford be ordered to appear before Messrs Cuyler Teller and Dirk 
Van Ingen or two of them whom this board have appointed a sub committee 
said Clifford concerning the same to morrow morning at 10 OClockl-l 

Mr. John Van Sice informed this [board] that last Saturday afternoon 
he and Abraham Jeh- Truax were at the stoop of Docter Van Ingen when 
Mr John Rent happened to come past, he having a bundle under his arm. 



' Sanders: Vernor. 

2 Sanders: Margaret Bradt. 



Proceedings, July, 1779 1153 

Truax asked him " what have you in your bundle " he answered Tea. Truax 
asked him what he paid for it. He said twenty dollars a lb. Truax observed 
that it was above the regulated price. Rent answered he did not care for 
the regulations. John Van Sice then said you seem to take no regard to 
the regulations of the Committee. Rent said he did not regard the Committee 
nor their laws, and if he had ever so much goods he would buy and sell as he 
pleased and before he would sell it at the regulated price he would rather 
throw it in the river. Thereupon Resolved that John Rent Abraham Jel*- 
Truax be ordered to appear before this board next Saturday at 2 O Clock in 
the afternoon [.] 



At a meeting of the Committee July 24 1 779 

Present 

John Cuyler in the Chair 

James Shuter John B. Vrooman 

Abraham Oathout Albert Mabie 

Lancaster Conner Dirk Van Ingen 

Mr. William Clifford not appearing according to notice, On motion made 
Resolved that application be made to Coll. Wemple to send to Capt. Wasson 
to order some of the Militia men out of his company to apprehend said 
William Glafford and also John Moore and William Moore and bring them 
before this board next Monday at three OClock in the afternoon at the Com- 
mittee Chamber at the house of Capt. John A Bradt[.] 

Mr Abraham Jeb Truax appeared before this board and being duly sworn 
declared that Mr. John Rent passed the stoop of Dr. Van Ingen where the 
said Truax and John Van Sice stood. Rent having a bundle under his arm. 
Said Truax asked him if he had Tea. He said Yes. Truax asked him 
what he paid for it. He said not above twenty dollars. Then Truax asked 
him if he paid twenty dollars. He said yes. Thence Van Sice said Then 
it is not worth while we have a Committee. Rent answered that it was a 
disadvantage to the people because the people who went down the Country 
sold it by the way. Then Van Sice said it is not worth while to have Laws. 
Rent answered "no it is not" and if he had as much goods as would supply 
the people of this town walled in secure from the people he would rather let 
it lay and rot or set it a flood than Dispose of it at the regulated price. There- 
upon Resolved that said John Rent appear before the General Committee at 



1 1 54 Schenectady Committee 

Albany on Thursday next at 10 O Clock in the forenoon to answer for his 
conduct and also that a sub committee from this board attend upon the Gen- 
eral Committee at Albany and take copies of the affidavits of John Van Sice 
and Abraham Jeh Truax to deliver in the board [.]^ 



At a meeting of the Committee July 26th 1 779 

Present 

John Cuyler in the Chair 

Jacobus Teller John B. Vrooman 

John Shutes Lancaster Conner 

Abraham Oathout Dirk Van Ingen 

Mr. William Moore appearing according to appointment but being in 
liquor the board thought him unfit for taking an oath in order to give informa- 
tion Thereupon Resolved that said Moore appear before this board to 
morrow morning at 9 O Clock. 

According to advertisement for taking the sense of the people respecting 
the Election and Appointment of Delegates to serve in Convention the ap- 
pearing were unanamously of opinion that the General Committee should 
appoint them, and at the same time Coll. Abraham Wemple Messr* Johne 
Roseboom and WilW White were elected as members for this board in addi- 
tion to those already chosen [.] 



Committee Chambers July 27 1779 
Present 

John Cuyler in the chair 
James Shuter Albert Mabie 

Abraham Oathout Will™ White 

Coll Wemple Dirk Van Ingen 

Messrs Abraham Wemple and Will"" White took seats accordingly. On 
motion made Resolved that Albert Mabie and Dirk Van Ingen be a sub 
committee to attend upon the General Committee at Albany [.] 

Will"* Glafford appeared before this board and being duly sworn declared 
that he had bought a sith from John Bradt for hard money a little better than 



1 Entered by Sanders as the 20th. The Albany Committee minutes for this date are not extant. 



Proceedings, July, 1779 1155 

six weeks ago and that he did not know at the time he bought the sith that hard 
money was not to pass. John Moore being duly sworn informed this board 
that he heard Wither Johnson say he had bought a sith from the Bradts and 
that to the best of his knowledge it was then publickly known that hard money 
was not to pass. 



At a meeting of the Committee July 31 1779 

Present 

John Cuyler in the Chair 
Albert Mabie James Shuter 

Lancaster Conner Dirk Van Ingen 

John B. Vrooman Jacobus Teller 

William White 

On motion made Resolved that it is the opinion of this board that it is the 
duty of every member of this board to lay every information concerning any 
infractions of the Resolves that shall come to his or their knowledge before 
this board for an examination [. ] 

John Moore being duly sworn on the holy evangelists of Almighty God 
Declared that he was at John S. Bradts the next day or two or three days 
after Glasford bought a sith and asked said Bradt for a sith[.] Bradt 
asked him three skipple of wheat two hard Dollars or thirty Continental 
Dollars to the best of his knowledge [.] 

Peter Hagedorn complained to this board that Mrs. Moston ^ had sold 
him a lb of tea at twenty five dollars and afterwards Came to the house of 
Reuben Simonds and by force took the tea back again from said Hagedoorn 
and returned him the money. 

Resolved thereupon that Mrs Moston be sent for — she being present 
acknowledged the above Charge. Thereupon Resolved that said Mrs 
Moston do deliver to the said Hagedoorn the pound of tea he paying four- 
teen dollars for the same and also pay to the Chairman of this Committee the 
sum of Eleven dollars as a fine for extorting the said sum of Eleven Dollars. 

Resolved that the Chairman keep all the fines that shall be laid by this 
board until ordered by this board how to expose of the same. 

Maria Hagedoorn appeared before this board and complained that Mrs 
Robbison had sold her a pound of West India Brown Sugar for the sum 
of thirty two shillings [.] Thereupon Resolved that Mr. John Robbison be 



1 Sanders: Moyston. So throughout the entry. 



1 1 56 Schenectady Committee 

sent for[.] He being present said he did not know anything about it, but 
would ask his Wife[.] He returned and said Mrs Robbison acknowledged 
she had sold a lb of sugar, for four dollars but did not know sugar was regu- 
lated [.] Thereupon Resolved that said Robbison pay to the said Maria 
ten shillings back which was extorted from her and also pay the sum of five 
dollars to the Chairman of this board as a fine[.] 

Simon Jac* Vrooman appeared before this board and complained that Mr 
Caleb Beck had sold two sticks of Mohair for six dollars which he looked 
upon as Extortion [.] Thereupon Resolved that Mr Beck be sent for[.] 
He appearing acknowledged the same[.] Thereupon Resolved that said 
Beck do return three dollars to said Simon which in the opinion of this board 
was extortion [.] 

On motion made Resolved that every member belonging to this board who 
does not attend fifteen minutes after the hour appointed for the Committee 
to meet or on receiving notice shall (unless they can give a reasonable excuse 
to the satisfaction of the board) pay the price of one bowl of Toddy for every 
such neglect [.] 



A meeting of the Committee Aug 3 1 779 

Present 
John Cuyler WilHam White 

James Shuter Dirk Van Ingen 

Lancaster Conner 

Mrs Hagedoorn appeared according to a citation (and no member appear- 
ing to make a board) the gentlemen present considered the distance she lived. 
Recommended to the Chairman to take the oath[.] She being sworn de- 
clared that John Van Antwerp charged and took from her for a quarter of 
a pound of Indigo Eight Dollars. Whereupon the matter is referred till 
Saturday next. 



Proceedings, August, 1779 1157 

At a meeting of the Committee 7th Aug 1 779 

Present 

John Cuyler Chairman 
Abraham Wemple John Vrooman 

Lancaster Conner Will"" White 

Albert Mabie Abraham Oathout 

Myndert Wemple Jacobus Teller 

This board having sent for John Van Antwerp to answer a Complaint 
against him but he did not appear, therefore the matter is referred to the 
next meeting of this board [.] 

Resolved that Jacobus Teller and John Roseboom be appointed a sub 
committee from this board to attend the County Committee at Albany on 
Wednesday the 1 1 th Inst. 



At a meeting of the Committee Aug 14 1 779 

Present 

John Cuyler Chairman 

Abraham Oathout John Roseboom 

Jacobus Teller Lancaster Conner 

Myndert Wemple Wilh White 

Abra"" Wemple Dirk Van Ingen 

Information being given to this board that Francis Doffy an Inhabitant of 
Goshen District hath bought some Cattle in this District at an Extortioned 
price, On motion made Resolved that one of the Members of this District 
attend on the Committee at Albany on Monday morning to Consult with 
them on the premises and see whether it would not be best to pass a Resolu- 
tion to prevent persons buying up Cattle to take out of this County [.] Re- 
solved that said Doffey be detained with the Cattle until their Resolution 
be known. 

Resolved that Messr* John Antwerpen and Charles Meals be cited to 
appear before this board on Saturday next at 2 O Clock in the afternoon at 
the house of Capt. John A Bradtf.] 

This board having received a Resolution of the General Committee of 
Albany dated the 29 July last concerning the regulation of trade Resolved 
that a copy of said Resolution be set up at some public place for perusal of 
the people [ . ] 



1 1 58 Schenectady Committee 

At a meeting of the Committee Aug 18th 1779 

Present 

John Cuyler Chairman 

Jacobus Teller Will™ White 

Abraham Wemple Major Wemple 

Ab™ Oathout Dirk Van Ingen 

The number that was sent down to attend upon the Committee at Albany 
reported that the Committee could not meet at that time but upon consulting 
the Chairman and Deputy Chairman it was their opinion that it should be 
laid before the General Committee but that we ought to detain the cattle 
until the result of the General Committee shall be known. 

Resolved thereupon, that no cattle shall be permitted to be drove from this 
District until the Resolution of the General Committee of this County which 
is to convene next Tuesday shall be known [.] 

Mr Charles Meals appearing before this board and being examined con- 
cerning a quantity of Tea he had imported from Philadelphia he being duly 
sworn declared that he had sold all his Tea but twenty pounds and a half 
including the Tea he wanted for his own use[.] He producing his vouchers 
for said Tea[,] they being at an early date before this County had fallen 
into the measures, we think it Just that said Meals should be allowed for his 
Tea at the rate of 25 p"" cent and cost of conveyance according to a later 
resolution of the General Committee dated 29 July last[.] Resolved there- 
upon that said Meals be ordered to sell his Tea at 20 Dollars and three pence 
pr. lb which is at the rate above [ . ] 



APPENDIX 



Membership of the Committee 

The first committee was elected by the freeholders and inhabitants of 
Schenectady on May 6, 1 775. In accordance with a resolution of October 
30th of the County Committee, a new district committee was elected on 
November 7th to hold office from December 2 1 st to the fourth Tuesday of 
May; the first meeting of this second committee was held on December 29, 
1775. 

The third committee was elected on May 7, 1 776, for six months beginning 
May 28th (minutes of April 27th). Only three members of the third com- 
mittee had served on either of the earlier ones and there are indications of 
differences of opinion in the refusal of the retiring committee to deliver up or 
permit the copying of their minutes by their successors (minutes of May 25th 
and 27th). Of this third committee we have no records; a minute of the 
County Committee, July 11, 1 776, shows that three members had resigned 
and three new members had been elected. 

Of the fourth committee, the earliest records are wanting, but the County 
Committee minutes, November 27, 1 776, show the election of the same mem- 
bership as appears in the extant records for January to May 1 777 with the 
addition of Harmanus H. Wendell, who died late in 1 776 or early in 1 777. 
On May 20, 1 777, the fifth committee, to serve from the first Tuesday in 
June to the first Tuesday in October, was duly elected and took their seats 
on June 2d. Only two of the eleven members succeeded themselves but there 
was no trouble about turning over papers and records to the new body. This 
committee continued to function without any new election until January 2, 
1 778, when all the members were reelected, sitting as the new committee, the 
sixth, on January 5th. As the second part of the existing records ends Feb- 
ruary 7th, and as the extant County Committee minutes close with June, we 
do not know how long this committee continued in existence. 

The third part of the proceedings opens with the record of the election of 
three members to represent the freeholders and inhabitants of the township of 
Schenectady in the County Committee, June 15, 1779. This committee 
of three immediately called another election for the 24th, at which six addi- 
tional members were chosen, constituting a new committee of nine, which we 

1159 



1 1 60 Schenectady Committee 

must call the seventh; it is quite possible, however, that other elections took 
place between February 7, 1778, and June 15, 1779. The last minutes of 
this committee are those of August 1 8, 1 779, although there is no indication 
that it ceased to exist on that date. 

The following table shows the service of members on the various committees 
from 1775 to 1779: 



May Dec. May (Jan. June Jan. June 

1775 1775 1776 1777) 1777 1778 1779 



Bradt, John A. 
Connor, Lancaster 
Cuyler, Cornelius 

*Cuyler, John 

*Fonda, Abraham 
Glen, Henry 
Lansing, Garret A. 

Mabie, Albert 

*McFarlan, Andrew 

♦Mitchell, Hugh 

*Mynderse, Rinier 

*Oothout, Abraham 

Peek, John 

Roseboom, John 

Sanders, John 

Schermerhorn, William 

Shuter, James 

Teller, Jacobus 

Ten Eyck, Myndert S. 

Ten Eyck, Tobias 

Van D. Volgen, Cornelius 

Van Driesen, Henry 

Van Dyck, Cornelius 
*Van Ingen, Dirk 

Van Patten, Arent N. 

Van Slike, Cornelius 

Vedder, Alexander 

Veeder, Nicholas 

Vrooman, Isaac 

Vrooman, John B. 
*Wemple, Abraham 

Wemple, Myndert M, 

Wendell, Harmanus H. — 

Wliite, William 
*Wilson, James — 

*Yates, Christopher — 

Young, Benjamin 



* Served as officers of the committee, as shown in the following paragraph. 
« Elected May 27, 1775. 

2 Declined. 

3 Resigned August 9, 1775. 
^Elected February 10, 1776. 

» Elected July 1776 {see Albany Com. Min., July 1 1, 1776). 

• Resigned (see Albany Com. Min., July 1 1, 1776). 

' Name on return to County Com. (see Albany Com. Min., Nov. 27, 1776). 
8 Elected July 26, 1779. 



Appendix 1161 



Officers of the Committee 

On the organization of the first committee. May 1 775, Christopher Yates 
was elected chairman and Hugh Mitchell, clerk. When Yates resigned, 
August 9, 1 775, Rinier Mynderse was elected chairman. The second com- 
mittee, December 1775, chose the following officers: Dirk Van Ingen, 
chairman; Abraham Wemple, deputy chairman; Hugh Mitchell, clerk; and 
Christopher Yates, deputy clerk. We have no record of the officers of the 
third committee. May 1 776. As the earliest record of the fourth committee, 
January 1777, are wanting, we have no list of officers elected; Abraham 
Fonda appears on the roll of attendance as chairman. Rinier Mynderse was 
elected chairman of the fifth committee, June 1 777, and served until Sep- 
tember 5th, when he resigned because of his prospective attendance at the 
Legislature; Andrew McFarlan was elected chairman in his place; in the 
absence of McFarlan during November and December, Mynderse acted as 
chairman ; Van Ingen was clerk. Andrew McFarlan was again elected chair- 
man of the sixth committee, January 1778, and James Wilson, clerk; in the 
frequent absences of McFarlan, Abraham Fonda served as chairman when 
present. The last committee, June 1 779, did not organize by the election of 
officers until July 2d, when it chose Abraham Oothout as chairman and 
restored Dirk Van Ingen to his position as clerk; Oothout resigned as chair- 
man, July 8th, and was elected deputy chairman, John Cuyler being elected 
chairman and serving to the end of the period for which we have any record. 



ATTENDANCE OF MEMBERS OF ALBANY AND 
SCHENECTADY COMMITTEES 

The following list includes the names of members of the Albany Com- 
mittee, whose records are in volume 1 , as well as those of the Schenectady 
Committee. The latter are printed in italics. References are to pages but 
the approximate dates, and the committee of which a member, can be deter- 
mined from the following table: 

1775 1775 1775-76 1776 

Jan. 24-May I May l-Dec. 21 Dec.22-May 28 May 29-Nov. 30 

Albany committee 5-17 17-299 299-418 419-631 

Schenectady committee 1009-35 1035-82 

1776-77 1777-78 1778 1779 

Dec. 2-June 3 June 3- J an. 5 Jan. 6-JunelO June 15- Aug. 18 

Albany committee 632-776 777-894 894-963 

Schenectady committee 1083-1101 1101-34 1134-44 1145-58 



A BBOT. John. 342, 347, 767 

Abeel (Abeal), David, 30, 49, 52, 81- 

82, 183, 186, 248-49, 254 
Acker, Thomas, 248-49 
Ackerson, Thomas, 82 
Adgate (Edgate), Matthew, 30, 45- 

46. 58, 60, 63-64, 81-82, 111. 

113, 144. 146. 210-11, 213, 230. 

232, 248-49, 254, 260, 280, 287. 

331. 333. 335, 359, 361-62, 415. 

425, 443-44. 447. 453. 470. 472- 

74. 476 
Albert. Bernard. 926 
Allen, Ebenezer, 347, 378, 655-56, 

720 
Alvard, Elijah, 478 
Anderson, . Joseph, 30, 52—53. 81—82. 

111. 113. 116, 170-71 
Ashman, Justus, 280, 777. 780. 782-86 
Ashton. James. 30, 210-11, 540-42, 

566-70, 625. 628 



BACON. Samuel. 331. 333, 335. 
338, 361-63 
Baldwin. Hezekiah, 625, 627. 629-30, 

640, 651, 653-56. 736-38 
Ball. Johannis (John. Johannes). 46, 
49. 183. 186. 274. 443-44. 447. 
453. 556-57. 661. 663. 665, 667. 
710-11. 769-71, 773-74. 825. 
864-66 



Bancker (Banker), Flores (Florus, 
Floris, Floras), 320, 323-24, 342, 
345, 359, 361-63, 367, 373, 378- 
79, 381, 388-89, 413, 453, 472. 
484-85, 487, 489-502, 529, 532- 
33, 535, 540-42, 556. 563, 638- 
39. 661, 678, 695-96, 710-11. 
722. 747-48. 761. 780. 782, 786. 
830. 834, 840, 862. 925. 949-50. 
955 

Barber, Joseph, 249 

Barclay, John, 298-300, 302, 304. 
308, 310. 312-13, 316, 319-20. 
323-24, 327-31, 333, 338-42. 
345, 347, 350-59, 361-63, 365- 
67, 375-76, 383-89. 391-92, 394, 
396-99, 401-2, 404-5, 407-8. 
411_13, 416-17, 419, 422, 424- 
25, 427, 429, 431-32, 434-37. 
439, 441-44, 447, 453, 456-58, 
460, 462, 465, 467-70, 473-74. 
476, 478-80, 482-85, 487, 489- 
92, 494-515, 517-29. 532-33. 
535-37. 539-43. 546-54. 556- 
57. 559-76. 577. 579-600. 602-5, 
607, 609-15, 618, 620, 623, 625. 
627-33, 635-50, 657-58, 660- 
61, 663. 665. 667-84. 687-90. 
692-96. 698-700. 702-20. 722- 
39. 742-53. 757. 759-71. 773- 
77, 780. 782-90. 792-801. 803- 
4. 806-30. 832-41. 844-65. 871- 
94. 898. 900-16. 918-22. 924- 
30. 942-55. 957-63 



1163 



1164 



Attendance of Members 



Barker, James. 31, 45-46. 49. 52. 
81-82. Ill, 113. 186. 230. 232. 
260 

Barter, Joseph, 260 

Bay, John. 17, 19, 23, 26. 27. 30, 
32. 35. 38. 40. 43. 45-46. 49, 
52-53. 55-56. 58. 60, 63-68, 
71-72, 75, 81-82, 88-89, 92, 
95-97. 99-101. 106, 109, 113. 
116, 124, 127-28, 134. 137. 140, 
142-44, 146, 149, 153, 156-57, 
160-61, 163. 165, 167. 169-70. 
174-75, 178-79, 182-83, 186, 
189-91. 195, 197-200, 202-4, 
207, 209, 219-20, 227, 229-30, 
232, 237, 244, 246, 248-49, 254, 
256, 259-60. 265, 267-68, 280, 
282, 285, 287. 289, 292, 294, 
297-300. 307-13, 318-20, 323- 
24, 327-31, 333. 338-42, 345. 
347, 350-54, 356-59, 361-63. 
365-67, 371, 373, 375-77, 379, 
381-82, 387. 389, 392, 394, 
396-99, 401, 405. 407-8. 41 1-13, 
415-17 

Beardsley, Jehiel, 767 

Becker, Abraham, 934 

Becker (Beecker), Johannis, 566—67, 
651, 653-55. 703-5, 735-38, 
777, 780, 782-86, 864-66, 909, 
911 

Becker (Beecker), Peter, 342, 345, 
347, 443-44, 447. 453, 499-500 

Beebe (Beebie, Beebee), John, 443- 
44, 447, 480, 540-42, 544, 546, 
593, 606-7, 673-79, 710-11, 
764-65 

Beeckman, John H., 19. 30, 35, 45- 
46. 81-82, 144, 146, 211. 232. 
246, 249, 289, 300, 302, 313, 321, 
324, 330-31, 333. 335, 342, 367. 
373, 378-79. 402. 404, 413, 422, 
424-25, 447, 453, 470, 484-85, 
487. 489-90, 515, 517-19, 523, 
541, 556, 576-77. 606-7, 610. 
623. 625. 628. 644, 648, 653-54. 
663. 665. 667. 695, 703-5. 720, 
722, 738-39, 751-55, 761-62, 
782, 786, 801. 874-75, 894. 910, 
925. 931, 933-34, 936-38, 940, 
942-45, 949-51, 953-55 

Beeckman, John Ja.. 81-82, 88—89, 
92, 95-97, 99-101, 106. 109. Ill, 
116, 118, 128, 134. 137, 140, 
142-43, 163. 167. 169, 173-75. 



178-79, 182, 186, 189, 191, 195, 
202, 204, 207, 209, 213, 218-20, 
230, 237, 239, 240. 244. 246. 256, 
258. 259. 265. 267. 269. 272. 
275, 278, 280, 282, 284-86. 289. 
292. 307-9. 311. 327. 329, 331. 
338-39, 341, 350-54. 356. 365- 
67, 376, 379. 381-87. 389. 391- 
92. 394. 396. 401. 404-7. 411-13. 
415-17. 419. 424. 427, 434-37. 
442, 444, 447, 456. 460. 463, 
465. 467. 477, 479, 482. 491-92, 
494-99. 504-6. 510. 513. 519- 
20, 522, 526, 536-37, 539. 
546-47. 550-54. 562. 565-67. 
570-74. 581. 614. 635-36. 641- 

42. 650. 658. 660. 667. 669. 670- 
72, 680, 683, 697-700, 702-7. 
709-12. 717-18. 720. 722. 724- 
36. 742-45, 757, 761-63. 766-68. 
770 

Beeckman, John M., 419, 425, 427, 
429-31, 434-37. 439-44. 447. 
453. 456-58. 460. 462-63. 465, 
467-69. 472-74. 476-85. 489- 
92. 496. 499-505, 509-12, 514- 

15, 517-19, 521-22, 526-27, 529, 
531 , 533, 535-37, 549-5 1 , 552-56. 
559. 561-65. 568. 570-76. 579, 
582. 597-600. 603-7. 610. 613- 

16. 618. 621, 623, 625, 627-29, 
631-33, 635-39, 641-46, 649-51, 
653, 657, 660-61, 663, 667. 670- 
74, 677-79. 681-82. 687, 694- 
700. 702-4. 706-8, 710-15, 717- 
20. 722-36, 739, 742-47, 749- 
51, 754-55, 757, 761-67. 794-98. 
801. 803-4. 808-16, 818-21, 
833-38, 841, 843-48, 851-58, 
860, 863-64, 868-70, 872-94, 
898, 901-3, 905-6, 908-10, 912- 
14, 916, 918, 920-22. 924-25, 
928-31, 933-34, 936-63 

Benedict (Benidict), Elisha, 934 
Berringer (Berger), Frederick, 30, 41. 

43. 45-46, 66-68, 81-82. 96-97, 
111, 113. 116, 174-75. 178. 186. 
210-11. 248, 260. 272. 274, 280, 
282, 287, 294, 300. 310. 321, 324, 
342, 367,378,381,413.422.434- 
35, 447, 453, 463, 472, 484, 495, 
514-15, 528-29, 556-57, 589, 
651, 661, 663, 665, 673, 693. 720, 
734, 736-39. 755. 757. 760-66. 
776-77. 780. 782-84. 803-4. 806- 
7. 888-89 



Attendance of Members 



1165 



Berst, see Borst 

Bettis, Joseph, 444, 473, 474 

Blair, John, 52, 499-502 

Bleecker, Henry, 17 19, 23, 25- 
27, 31-33. 35, 38, 40-41, 45. 
49, 53, 56, 58. 60, 63-68, 89. 
97. 100. 118, 124, 127, 134. 137. 
140. 142. 144. 149. 153. 156-57, 
160-61. 163. 165. 167. 171. 178. 
189-91, 197-200, 202, 204, 210, 
213, 218, 220, 229, 237, 239. 
244. 246. 256, 268-69, 272, 274- 
75, 278, 280, 282. 284-87, 289. 
292, 294, 297, 299, 311-12, 318. 
328-31, 339, 341-42. 350. 356- 
57. 359. 362, 365-67, 376, 382, 
385-86. 388. 394. 396-97. 399- 
402. 405-7. 408, 410-11,415-1 7. 
419. 425. 427. 434. 443. 785. 
787-90, 793-94, 797-98. 801. 
803, 807. 814 

Bleecker, Jacob. 399, 417, 505, 535, 
776-77, 780, 782-90, 792-98, 
800-1, 803, 807-8. 810-19, 823, 
831-35, 837. 839-40, 881-88, 
892-94, 898, 903, 905-8, 913-14. 
916. 918-20, 922, 928-29. 931. 
933-34, 936. 940, 942, 946, 950- 
54, 956, 958-60, 963 

Bleecker, Jacob, jr. 300. 307. 31 1-12, 
319, 327-31, 333, 341, 350-56, 
359, 361-62, 365-67, 373, 382, 
385, 389. 391-92, 396, 400, 405, 
407, 411-13, 415, 417, 424. 427. 
429-32, 434-36, 439, 443, 460, 
462-63, 469-70. 472-73, 480, 
492, 494-96, 498-99, 502, 504, 
506, 508, 510. 521, 523-24, 526, 
528-29, 539, 541. 546-48, 554, 
556, 560-63, 565. 568, 572-76, 
581, 616-17, 780, 782-83, 786- 
87, 790, 792-95. 797-801, 810- 
16, 818, 827, 829-30, 832-33, 
853, 856-58, 870. 873. 875-78, 
880, 888-89, 891, 894, 898, 905- 
7, 914. 916, 918-20, 922, 924. 
927-31, 934, 936, 938-39, 941- 
42, 945, 947-49, 955, 958-60, 
962-63 

Bleecker, Jacob J. (same person as 
Jacob, jr), 465. 784, 785 

Bleecker, John James, 30, 49, 60, 1 1 3, 
116, 213, 218, 230, 232, 280, 292, 
302, 304. 359. 406-7. 417. 909, 
942, 945, 963 



Bleecker, John N., 5, 7, 8, 1 1. 13-14. 
16, 40-41. 43. 46. 49. 53. 55-56. 
58. 60. 63. 67. 134. 137. 149. 
153. 156-57. 160-61. 163. 167, 
169. 209. 213. 237. 256. 259-60. 
265. 278, 280, 308, 311,316, 672, 
677-78, 683, 693-94, 697-99, 
703, 705, 707, 712, 715-17, 720. 
725-28. 730-31. 733-34. 736- 
39. 743-45. 747-49. 751-52. 
760-62. 782. 786, 790, 795-97, 
807, 810, 818 

Bleecker, John R., 23, 25-27, 30-33, 
35, 38, 43, 45-46, 49 

Bleecker, Rutger, 5, 7, 11. 298-99, 
302, 304, 308-10, 312, 321, 323- 
24, 331, 338, 341-42, 345, 350- 
51, 356, 358-59, 361-63, 365. 
377, 381, 384-85, 394, 396-97, 
399-401, 405-8, 430-32, 434- 
37, 439-40, 443, 447, 456, 460, 
462-63, 465, 470, 473, 479-81. 
490-92, 494-96, 504-8, 510, 
514-15, 517-20, 522, 562, 575. 
605-7, 609-10, 612-17 

Bogert, Henry (Hendrick) I (J)., 5. 
7-8, 11, 13-14, 16-17, 23, 25-27, 
30.33. 35, 38,40-41,43,67, 134. 
140, 265, 267-69, 275, 278, 280. 
292, 294, 296-97, 342, 345, 347, 
350-59, 361-63, 365-67, 369, 
371, 375-77, 382-88, 394, 397- 
99, 401-2, 405-7. 412. 417. 618, 
623. 625, 627-32, 637-38, 642, 
645-50, 655-58. 660, 668, 670- 
75, 677, 678, 680, 692-93, 696, 
14, 699-700, 702-4, 707-11, 
713-14, 716-19, 725-27, 729. 
731-36, 739, 742, 744-47, 749, 
752, 755, 759-60, 767, 787-88, 
792, 794-95, 797-801, 803-4, 
807-12, 814, 816-19, 827-29, 
831-34, 836, 838, 850-53, 856. 
858-61, 863-64, 868-70, 873-74. 
881-82, 884-87, 891-94, 898, 
900-6, 908, 912, 914, 916, 918, 
920-22, 936, 938, 949, 954-57. 
959, 963 

Bogert (Bogart), Isaac, 350, 646 

Borghart, Lambert, 422 

Borst (Berst, Burst), Jost, 331, 333, 

335, 338, 463, 593-94. 673-76, 

752-53 
Bostwick, Ehjah, 806, 890 



1166 



Attendance of Members 



Bradt (Bratt), Anthony E., 17, 19. 27, 
33. 35, 38. 40, 46. 52. 65. 82. 
153. 156-57. 165, 170-71 

Bradt (Bratt), Daniel B., 30, 81-82. 
144. 146, 183, 186, 189, 210-11, 
213. 230, 232, 272, 274, 324. 
331. 333. 335. 338. 795-96 

Bradt (Bratt). John A.. 447. 453. 
470. 472-73. 515 

Bradt (Bratt), Peter, 642-44, 648, 
651, 655, 661. 668. 672. 674. 688. 
690. 695-96. 699-700. 710-11. 
714-20. 722. 725. 729. 731, 733, 
735-36, 738-39, 742, 744-51, 
753, 755, 757, 759-60, 764-66, 
769, 775-76, 782, 785-86, 788- 
90, 792-95, 797-98. 800. 803-4. 
806. 809-11. 814. 816-20. 822, 
825. 830-31, 833-37, 841-42, 
844, 851-54, 856, 858-60, 862, 
868, 870, 882-83, 886, 888-90. 
894, 898. 901. 904. 907. 912-15. 
918. 921-22. 925. 928-29. 933, 
939, 942-46, 948-50, 952-53, 
955. 957, 961 

Bries, Henry, 500-2, 789 

Bronck, John L. (John), 298, 300, 
302, 304. 331. 333. 335. 338. 413, 
444, 447, 453 

Bronck, Peter, 618, 621, 623, 625, 
627-28, 661, 665, 667. 695-96. 
720. 722-24, 763, 839, 894, 909, 
925 

Bronck, PhiHp, 299, 320, 323-24, 
359, 361-62, 388-89, 618, 621, 
623, 625, 627-28, 663, 665, 667, 
695-96, 720, 722-24, 747-48, 
795, 888, 916, 918-19 

Bronck, Richard, 417, 419, 422, 480, 
5I4_15, 517-19, 556-57, 581, 
605. 651. 653, 684, 687, 711, 
747-48. 803-4. 909-10 

Brown. Thomas. 618. 909 

Budd, Dr Daniel. 5. 8. 35. 41. 170- 
71. 219 

Burst, see Borst 



c 



lAMPBELL, John, 478 
Cantine (Contine), Peter, 31, 82, 111, 

113, 237. 248-49. 254, 331, 333, 

335 
Clark (Clarke, Clerk), Nathan, 30, 230. 

232. 249 



Clarke. Jeremiah, 30, 230, 232 

Clarke (Clark), Joseph, 463, 539-42. 

544, 546, 556-57, 559, 566-69, 

606-7, 610, 620, 623, 625. 627- 

30. 639-40 
Clauw. Wilham. 894. 898. 900 
Cluet, Gerardus, 419. 500. 528-29. 

531.533.535.568,572,594,621. 

623, 625, 627-28, 661, 663, 710- 

II, 747-48, 777, 780, 782, 784- 
86, 803-4, 836, 875-77, 909-11. 
960 

Collins. Tyrannus. 210, 287, 312, 345, 

347, 367, 919, 948. 961 
Conine (Conyne), Philip, 146, 183, 

186, 210-11, 230, 232, 272, 274, 

298-99, 359, 361-63, 651, 653. 

684. 687. 803-4, 909, 925 
Conner (Connor), Lancaster, 528—29, 

531, 1145-46, 1148-57 
Contine, Peter, see Cantine, Peter 
Cook, Michael. 723 
Covin (Covil, Covell), Simeon, 31, 81, 

III, 113, 211, 342, 345, 347, 378 
Culver, Nathaniel, 30. 60. 63-64. 230, 

232. 248-49. 625. 627-30. 867, 
872 
Cuyler. Abraham. 17. 19. 23. 26. 27, 
31-33, 35, 41, 43, 45, 53, 56, 
58, 65-66, 75, 81, 89. 96-97. 99. 
106. 124. 134, 137, 140, 142. 149. 
153. 156-57. 161, 163, 165, 167. 
170, 178, 191, 195, 197-98 
202-3, 213. 219-20. 238, 244, 
249, 256, 258-59, 268, 274-75. 
278, 280, 284, 292, 294, 296-97. 
299-300. 308-12. 319. 327-28. 
331. 341. 350. 352. 354, 356-57, 
359, 362, 365-67, 375-76, 378- 
79, 382, 385-86, 389. 391-92. 
394. 396, 398-400, 402, 405-7, 
411-12, 416-17, 419. 424. 427. 
430. 432. 434. 436. 440. 442. 444. 
453. 457-58. 462-63. 465. 467. 
470. 473-74. 478-80. 482, 485, 
490-92, 494-96, 498-99 503-6, 
508-9, 511, 513, 521, 523, 526, 
528. 535. 537. 539. 541. 546-48. 
550. 553-56. 560. 562-63. 565. 
567. 571, 573. 574-76. 581. 612. 
617. 786. 788. 794. 796-98. 803. 
807. 810-11. 813-14. 841. 843. 
845. 855-59. 861. 863-64. 867- 
70,- 873, 875-78, 881-89, 891, 
893-94, 898, 901. 903. 905-6. 



Attendance of Members 



1167 



912-15. 918-19, 922, 924-25, 
927-30, 942, 946-49. 951-53. 
955-59, 962 

Cuyler, Cornelius, 1 70, 280, 282, 782, 
784, 786-90, 792-94, 797-98. 
800-1. 803, 807-8, 816, 854, 
856-57. 869. 1012-29. 1031-34 

Cuyler. Jacob, 17, 19, 23, 25-27, 30- 
32, 67, 89, 100, 106, 111, 113, 
120, 127-28. 134, 137, 140, 142- 
44, 157, 161, 163, 165, 230, 237, 
244, 246, 256, 258-60, 265, 267- 
69, 272, 274, 275, 278, 280, 284, 
287. 308-13, 329-31, 340, 350- 
52, 354-59, 361-63, 365. 367. 
369. 373, 376-77, 379, 381. 385- 
87. 392. 394, 396, 456, 460. 462- 
63. 465, 467-69, 473, 481-82. 
490, 492, 494. 496-99, 503, 521- 
22, 527-28. 535, 553, 560, 562. 
581, 586-87, 641, 643, 649. 651, 
653, 656-57, 660, 670, 672, 680, 
682-83. 687. 690. 712. 715, 717- 
18, 744-45. 747-50. 752. 754. 
757, 759-60, 767-69, 771, 775, 
777, 780, 801, 807, 817-21, 826, 
830, 854, 867, 874-75, 879-81, 
883-85, 891-92, 904, 920, 922, 
928, 931, 939, 941-42, 946, 949, 
951-52, 955, 959 

Cuyler, John, jr, 342. 345. 359. 361- 
62. 388-89. 780. 782-86, 832, 
1046-49, 1 05 2-60, 1 062-72, 
1074, 1077-81, 1101-3, 1105-8. 
1110-12. 1114-17, 1121, 1125- 
27, 1129-33, 1135, 1137-41. 
1143, 1145-46, 1148-49. 1151- 
58 

DEAN. Stewart. 894, 898, 900-4. 
908-10, 912-16, 918-22, 924- 
25, 927-31, 933-34, 938-39, 941, 
949-51, 953, 955, 957, 959-60. 
963 
De Lancey, Stephen, 17, 19, 23, 25. 
41. 55, 60, 64-68, 71, 75, 81. 89. 
92. 96. 100, 106, 118, 140, 161. 
169, 182, 189, 199, 200, 207.213. 
218-20, 239, 246, 259, 269, 272. 
274. 282 

Dennis (Denniss). James. 531—32, 661 
Dennis (Dennies). John. 470. 472-74, 

485 
Dennison (Denniston. Dennisson), James. 

487, 490. 556. 576, 618. 620, 644. 



663, 665, 667, 720, 722, 753-54. 

774-76, 780, 782-83 
Dennison, John, 529 
De Ridder, Wouter (Walter), 254, 

260 
De Wandelaer, John. 5. 8 
Dewey, Elijah, 30 
Dick, Nicholas, 320, 323-24, 388 
Dickinson (Dickenson), Daniel, 30, 45, 

49, 211, 240, 280 

Dietz, William, 300, 302, 304, 413, 
528-29, 576, 909-11, 934, 936 

Doty, Cornelius, 529, 532, 623, 625 

Douglass (Doughlass), Asa, 30, 45, 
81-82, 111, 186, 213, 230, 232, 
248-49, 254. 260, 272, 280, 298- 
99, 320, 323-24, 412, 415, 425, 
460, 463, 485, 489-90, 500-1, 
606-7, 609, 687, 689, 749 

Douw, Andries, 788, 794 

Douw, Peter W., 907-9, 911-12, 
915. 918-22. 924-27, 929-31. 
933-34, 936-37, 939-47, 949- 

50, 952-54, 957, 959, 961-63 
Douw, Volkert P., 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 

31, 97, 113, 124, 127-28, 137, 

140, 142-44, 146, 149, 153, 157. 

163, 165, 292, 296-97 
Dumond, John Baptist, 113, 144, 210- 

11 
Dunning, Michael, 485, 579 
Dyer, Barret, 342, 345, 347, 379, 381 



(DGATE, see Adgate 
Edger (Edgar), David, 7, 8, 13, 16 
Esselstyn, Richard, 46, 81-82, 230. 

232, 320, 342, 345, 347. 378-79. 

381 

r lERO, Hendrick, 274 

Fish, John, 230, 232, 287, 289 

Fitch, Nehemiah, 373, 799-800 

Flint, Asa, 413 

Fonda (Fonday, Funda), Abraham, 

300, 331, 443-44, 453, 470, 472- 

74, 478, 584, 610, 750, 803-4. 

806, 838, 855, 875-76. 916. 

1083-86, 1088, 1090, 1093-1101. 

1103-12. 1114-15, 1117-21. 

1123-26, 1128, 1130-37, 1139- 

40, 1142 



1168 



Attendance of Members 



Fonda. Abraham D., 302, 333, 367. 

378-79, 529, 607, 623, 703-5. 

751-55, 788, 838, 910, 955 
Fonda, Isaac. 8. 45-46, 49, 52, 81- 

82, 111, 113, 260, 274, 280, 282. 

287, 289, 298-300, 302, 304, 331. 

333, 335, 354, 359, 361-63, 367. 

369, 371-72, 379, 388, 413, 431. 

463, 484-85, 515, 535, 556-57, 

593, 606. 621, 623, 625, 627-28. 

642. 644, 673-78, 704-5, 720. 

722. 757. 759. 843. 855, 858-59, 

866-67. 872. 875-78. 888. 890. 

916. 918-19.943-44. 961 
Fonda, Isaac D., 618, 620, 623, 625, 

627-33. 635, 638-41, 645. 647- 

51, 653-54, 657-58, 660-61, 663. 

665. 667-74, 677-82, 684, 687- 

88. 690. 692-93. 696-700. 702- 

11. 713-20, 722-28, 730-31. 733, 

736-39, 743-55, 757, 759-68. 

770, 773-74, 780. 782-86. 794- 

95, 801, 803-4, 807-8, 810-17. 

822-24. 831-35, 837-41. 843-53. 

855. 856, 858, 861, 863-64, 868- 

69, 871-72, 875. 878-82. 884- 

885, 893-94, 900-1, 904-13. 

921-22. 925-31. 933-34. 936. 

938-40. 942. 949-63 
Fonda. John A.. 540-42. 621, 623. 

839 
Fonda. John D.. 419. 422. 470. 472- 

74. 483-85. 487, 499-501. 528- 

29. 531-32, 623, 625. 627-30. 

704-5. 713-14, 720, 722-24, 

736-39, 750-54 
Fonda, John J., 463 
Fonda, Lourance (Lawrance), 64^ 

653-54, 736-39, 774, 810, 839. 

861. 882 
Fonda. Peter A., 839, 856 
Ford, Jacob, 254. 280. 320. 323-24. 

367, 369, 371 
Ford (Fort), Nathaniel, 447, 621. 687. 

689-90, 738-39 
Fort, Harmen, 661, 663, 687, 720. 

722. 724. 751-53. 803-4. 806 
Fort. John. 638-40, 673, 687-88, 

696, 720. 722. 770-71. 773. 789. 

857. 865-66. 875-77. 898. 900. 

925. 954-57 
Frey. John, 310-11 
Frisbe, John, 515, 517 
Frisbe (Frisbee), Phihp, 425, 470, 

472-74. 476. 518-19. 540-43, 



546. 550. '553. 566-67. 606-7, 
625. 627-30, 661, 663, 665, 667. 
724, 749, 752-55, 769-71, 773. 
780, 786, 799-800, 806. 837-39. 
843. 863 

GANSEVOORT. Leonard. 40-41. 
43, 45-46, 49, 52-53, 55-56. 

58, 60, 63, 65-68, 71. 75. 81-82. 

89. 92, 95-97, 99-101, 106, 111. 

116. 118, 120, 124, 128, 134, 137. 

140, 142-44, 146, 149, 153, 156. 

157, 160-61, 163, 169, 173, 189- 

91, 198-99, 202, 209-10, 213. 

218-20, 227, 237, 240, 246, 249. 

259-60. 267-68. 272, 274-75, 

280, 282, 284-87, 289, 292, 300, 

302, 304, 313, 316, 318-19, 324. 

327. 367. 369. 371. 373. 376. 378. 

382-83. 386-87. 389. 392. 394. 

397-99. 401-2. 404-5. 408, 410- 

12, 415-16, 425, 427, 429, 431- 

32, 434, 436, 501, 503, 525-27. 

531. 533. 536. 539-42. 544. 546. 

548-51. 553-54. 557. 588. 590. 

593-600, 602-3, 606-7, 609-18. 

620. 623, 625, 627, 629, 635, 

650-51, 661, 668, 672, 750, 752, 

754, 757, 759-60. 763. 766-67. 

769, 771, 774 
Gardineer, Dirck, 300, 320, 323-24 
Gardner, Othniel, 298-99, 313. 316. 

318. 320, 342, 367. 388 
Gilbert, Elisha. 898, 900-1 
Clen, Henry, 30, 120, 161, 170, 189. 

210-11. 213. 218. 230, 232, 248- 

49, 256. 1009. 1018-28. 1032-33. 

1052-53 
Goes. Lucas J.. 422 
Goes. Matthew, jr, 45-46. 113, 211. 

213, 218. 256. 272. 274. 280. 282. 

298 
Gordon (Gorden. Gordin), James, 210— 

11, 230, 232, 280, 282, 324. 398. 

780, 782. 784, 786, 803, 872, 876. 

878, 889, 898, 905, 953, 961 
Grant, Eleazer, 918-19 
Graves (Greaves), Stephen, 444, 447, 

539-42, 544, 546, 595-96. 606-7, 

609-10, 795, 839 
Gray, John. 875-76, 878 
Groesbeeck, Gerrit, 894, 898, 902. 

906. 909. 912, 914, 916, 920-22. 

927-30. 933, 934, 936-42, 949- 

54. 957. 959-60. 963 



Attendance of Members 



1169 



Groesbeeck (Groesbeck), John W., 

111. 210-n, 213. 280 
Groesbeeck. Wouter N., 621, 623, 

627-29, 752-54. 803-4, 806, 844. 

894, 961 
Groot. Abraham. 91 0-11, 933-34 
Groot, Cornelius, 644, 673-74, 769- 

71, 773, 875-77 
Guernsey (Gernsey), Peter, 333, 388, 

389, 463, 529. 531-32 

HANSEN, John P., 472-73, 540, 
577. 579-80, 620, 623. 625 
Harris, Nicholas, 254 
Hart. Richard, 280, 413 
Hatheway. Simon. 2 1 1 
Herkimer (Herkemer), Nicholas, 310- 

11 
Herrick, Daniel, captain. 846 
Hicks, Benjamin, 620, 623 
Hoakesly, Robert, 7, 1 3 
Hodges, Isaac, 618 
Hogeboom. Lourance, 485, 487, 566- 

69. 684. 687 
Hogeboom. Stephen, 111, 113, 230, 

232, 248-49, 254, 256. 300, 331 
Holsapple, Johannis (John), 803-4, 

806-7. 839. 909-10 
Hubbel (Hubbell. Hubble. Hobble). 

Jabez. 557, 559, 687-88, 752-54 
Hull, Daniel. 720, 722. 776-77, 824 
Humphrey, Cornelius, 925-27, 954-57 
Huntington, Amos, 249 
Hutchinson, Solomon. 280. 629—30 



JANSEN. Dirck, 211, 313. 316, 
321. 323-24, 444, 447, 453, 
499-500, 621, 768-71 

Jewit. Edward. 514-15. 517-19. 528- 
29, 531-33. 539-42. 544. 546, 
567-70, 606-7, 610, 618, 621, 
623, 638-40. 644, 651, 653-56, 
661, 663. 667, 684, 687-90. 695- 
96 

Jones. Jonathan. 280, 282 

KIP. Ignas. 45-46, 111, 113, 249, 
254, 280, 312 
Knickerbacker, John, 5, 8, 211. 218 
Knickerbacker. John. jr. 210, 213, 

287, 289, 312. 401-2, 404 
Kortz. John. jr. 30. 53, 81-82. 144. 
146. 183. 186, 230, 232 



Lake, Abraham, 53 

Lake, see also Leake 

Lansing (Lansingh), Abraham J., 52 

Lansing. Gerrit, 65.82, 97. 99,^27. 
258, 350, 522, 642, 658. 725, 736. 
874. 909 

Lansing (Lansingh). Gerrit (Garret, 
Gerrit G.). jr. 17. 23. 30. 49. 52, 
55-56, 58. 60. 63-67. 75. 82. 88- 
89, 106, 109, 118. 128, 134, 137, 
140. 142-43. 149, 153. 156-57, 
160-61, 165, 167, 170-71, 173-75, 
189-90, 197-99. 202-4, 209, 213. 
219-20. 229, 237-40, 244, 246. 
256, 260, 268. 272, 274, 278. 280. 
285. 287. 294. 297. 299, 300, 302. 
304. 308-12, 316, 318-19, 323. 
328. 331, 333. 339, 341, 345, 350- 
51. 354-56, 358-59. 361. 365-67. 
371, 373, 379, 382, 385-87, 394, 
396. 399, 401. 405-6, 412-13. 
416, 419, 431, 442, 453, 458, 462. 
467, 470, 476-77, 479-80, 482, 
490-92, 496-98. 500, 504-6, 511, 
519. 522. 524-25. 528-29, 535, 
537, 539-41, 546-48, 550, 553, 
555. 557, 559-60, 562-63. 566- 
70, 572-73. 579. 583, 585-91, 594. 
596, 598, 600, 610, 613, 615-16, 
631, 633, 635-39, 641-44, 646- 
47, 649, 651, 653, 660, 663, 665, 
670, 672-73, 677-80, 682-83, 
687-88, 694-95, 698, 700, 702, 
706, 707, 713. 718-19. 722-23. 
728-34. 739. 743-47, 749-50, 
752-54, 757, 759. 766-67. 773- 
75. 780, 784. 786. 788. 789. 794. 
798-800. 803. 810. 812. 818. 820- 
22. 824-26. 837. 840-41. 844-46. 
848-49. 852, 854, 856-57, 862, 
867-68, 870, 875-77, 879-81, 884, 
885. 891-94, 898, 901-2, 906, 
908, 910, 911, 913-14, 920-22, 
924-31. 933-34, 936, 938-40, 
942, 946. 949-50. 953, 958 

Lansing (Lansingh), Cerrit (Carrett) 
A., 1035-36. 1038-39. 1041-46. 
1048-50. 1052-53. 1055-60. 1062, 
1066-72. 1074. 1076. 1078. 1080- 
81 

Lansing. Henry R.. 894. 898. 900-4. 
906-9. 911-16. 918. 920-22. 
924-25, 927. 929-31. 933-34. 



1170 



Attendance of Members 



936-37. 939-42, 946-47. 949-57, 

959-63 
Lansing, Isaac H.. 342, 345, 347. 369, 

371, 373, 472-74, 487, 577, 579- 

80, 598. 
Lansing (Lansingh), Jacob, 30—31, 35, 

49, 52-53, 66, 71-72, 75, 81, 88- 

89, 92, 95-97, 259, 484, 505, 548, 

644, 658 
Lansing (Lansingh), Jacob, jr, 17, 19, 

23, 25-27, 30. 32-33. 35, 38, 40- 

41, 43, 45-46, 55-56, 60, 64, 68, 
89, 99-100. 106. 120, 124, 127, 
134, 140, 142-44. 146, 156-57, 
161, 163. 165. 167, 169. 178-79. 
182, 190-91, 197-99, 202-4, 207, 
209-10, 213, 218-20. 237-40, 
244, 256, 259, 265, 268. 275. 278. 
282. 284-85. 292. 294. 296, 427, 
429-30, 432, 435-37, 439-40, 
470, 473-74, 476-83. 485. 487, 
489-92, 495-96. 498. 501, 
503-4. 506-7, 509-12, 517-29, 
533, 535-36, 539. 544, 546-47, 
550-51, 553-57, 560-65, 572-73, 
603-4, 611, 614-15, 618. 621, 
623. 625, 631-33. 635-36. 641- 

42. 645-51. 653-58, 660-61, 668. 
670, 672. 679-84. 688-90, 692- 
97. 700, 702, 705-6. 708-20, 
723-24, 726-29, 731, 733, 735- 
37, 742-49, 751-55, 757, 759-61, 
763, 765-66, 768, 770-71, 773- 
74 

Lansing, Jacob F., 64, 81—82, 111, 
1 1 3, 1 70, 230, 232. 838. 894. 909, 
916, 925, 955 

Lansing (Lansingh), Jacob Ja., 20, 30, 
35, 38, 40, 45-46, 49. 63-65, 81- 
82, 96-97, 124, 153, 156-57, 294, 
310, 321, 324, 373, 407, 463, 484, 
500, 515, 529 

Lansing (Lansingh), Rutger, 52, 81 — 
82, 111, 113, 211, 230, 248-49, 
254, 274, 280. 282. 300. 302. 313, 
316, 318-19, 331, 333, 335, 338, 
359, 361, 367, 369, 373. 379, 
388-89, 413, 417, 419, 422, 444, 
447, 453, 470, 472-74. 535, 539- 
42, 567-70. 577, 579, 606-7. 
638-40, 649, 651, 653-56, 684, 
687-89, 703-4. 710-13. 731, 
751-55, 777. 780, 782. 784-86. 
799. 840. 853. 857-58. 864. 875- 
78. 887. 894, 898, 900, 925-27, 
954-56 



Lawyer, Johannis (John), 898, 900 
Leake (Lake), Henry (Hendrick), 

342, 345, 347, 389, 483, 485, 487 
Lincoln, Hosea, 342, 345, 444, 472, 

483-84, 567-68, 576-77. 618. 

638-39, 688 
Linking, Joseph, (same as Lincoln?), 

302, 304 
Livingston, Henry Beekman, 30, 46, 

49, 52 
Livingston, Peter R., colonel, 81—82, 

170-71, 313, 316, 318-19, 443- 

44, 447, 453, 880 
Livingston, Walter, 8, 209, 213, 218, 

230, 232, 248-49, 254, 260, 267, 

272, 274, 278, 280, 287, 297-300. 

302. 304, 310-13, 316, 318-19. 

321, 328, 331, 333, 335, 338, 342. 

347, 351, 357, 361-63, 365-67. 

369, 375-77, 379, 381-83, 385- 

86, 391-92, 394, 396, 400-1. 

405-8, 410-13, 415, 641, 661, 

673-74, 776 
Losee, Joshua, 419, 422, 444, 555-57 
Lush. Stephen. 492. 494-501. 503-15, 

517-19, 524, 526-27, 536, 539- 

40, 544, 546, 548-50, 552-53. 

555, 562-65, 567-69, 571-73. 

581-82, 584, 587, 590, 596, 598- 

99, 603-4, 607, 609, 611. 633, 

637-40. 642, 644-45, 649-50, 

653. 656. 661. 663. 667-68. 670, 

674, 676-78, 682, 692. 695. 699- 

700. 702. 708. 715-16. 718. 727. 

770, 774 

MABIE (Mabee, Mahey, Maibie, 
Maybe, Maybie), Albert (Albert), 

298-99, 359, 362. 811. 835. 861. 

1035-42. 1049-50. 1052, 1055. 

1058-60, 1062-66, 1068-71, 

1074, 1077-81, 1101-3. 1107-18. 

1120-23. 1126-29. 1131-34. 

1139-40, 1142-43, 1146-50, 

1152-55. 1157 
McCarty, David. 419. 422. 443. 447, 

453, 499-502. 515. 517-18. 575. 

600 
McClallen. Robert. 300. 307-8. 310- 

11. 340, 350-54. 356. 359, 362. 

365, 367, 369, 371, 378, 382. 

385-87. 417 
McClung (McClong), John. 287. 289. 

333, 335, 338, 345. 347 
McCrea. James. 722—23 



Attendance of Members 



1171 



McCrea, John. 207 

McCrea, Samuel, 688 

McFarlan (McFarlen, McFarlm, Mc- 

Farlon), Andrew, 828, 898, 900, 

1101, 1103-10. 1112-27, 1133- 

36 
Magee (McGee, MaGee), James, 298- 

99, 320, 323-24, 342, 345, 347. 

367, 371, 386, 388-89, 402. 430- 

32, 447, 453, 458, 485, 487. 524. 

540-42, 546. 569-71, 576, 642. 

669, 671, 687-90, 692. 697-99. 
Marselis, Gysbert (Gisbert), 17. 19, 

23. 25-27, 30. 33. 35. 43. 45-46. 
49. 52-53. 55-56, 60, 63-67, 71, 
81-82, 89, 92, 96, 100-1. Ill, 
113, 116, 127-28, 175. 182, 190. 
219-20. 227. 232. 237-39. 256. 
258-59. 265, 267-68, 280, 282. 
284-86, 294, 296-300, 302, 304, 
307-13, 316. 318-19. 321. 323- 

24. 328-31. 339, 341, 347, 356- 
58, 365. 378-79. 382-88, 394, 
398, 400, 405-7, 411-12, 417 

Marselis, (Merselius, Hendrick), Henry, 

780, 783-90, 792-93, 798-800, 

804, 806-7, 810, 823-27, 829- 

30, 839-40, 843-44, 848, 851, 

853-57, 859 
Marselis, Nicholas, 894, 905-6, 916. 

927, 931, 933, 936, 944, 947, 953. 

955-56. 959 
Marten (Martin), Frederick, 342, 345. 

347. 401-2. 404, 577, 579-80, 

638-40, 748 
Martin. Peter. 463. 747 
Marvin. Ebenezer. 367. 369. 371. 412. 

415 
Marvin. Stephen. 300. 302. 304, 373. 

416, 799 
Meaker (Meeker), Robert, 331, 333. 

378-79. 381 
Middlebrooks (Middebrooks. Middele- 

brooks). Hezekiah, 444, 447, 453, 

472-74, 600, 674, 695-96, 752- 

54 
Migow, Robert, 294 
Millard, Jehoida, 955 
Miller, Cornelius, see Muller, Cornelius 

S. 
Miller, Peter, 568-69 
Millington, John, 31 
Mitchell, Andrew, 230, 232. 300. 302, 

304 



Mitchell, Hugh, 31. 72. 81-82. 186. 

238. 280, 282, 321, 323-24, 331, 

333, 335, 816, 892, 933. 1009-35. 

1037-38. 1040-50, 1052-58. 

1060. 1062-69, 1071-72, 1074, 

1076-81, 1101, 1104-5, 1107-17. 

1121-24. 1126-43 
Moore. Charles, 687-88 
Morrison, Thomas, 401 
Mosher (Mosier), Jabez, 331. 335. 

338, 378 
Mulier, Cornelius S., 487, 567. 665. 

667. 729 
Mynderse (Myndersen, Myndertse, 

Mindertse), Barent, 447, 472, 484- 

85, 487, 529, 531-32, 593-94. 

640. 661. 663. 704. 720. 739. 

770-71. 822. 831, 835, 838, 857. 

876 
Mynderse (Meynderse, Minderse), 

Rynier (Reynier, Ryneer) , 1009—12. 

1014-24, 1027-34, 1101-22. 

1125-36 



N 



ICOLL (NichoUs), Francis, 5, 19. 
81-82, 100-1, 143, 204, 230, 
232, 272, 274, 280, 375, 422, 
436. 447 



OOTHOUDT. Henry (Hendrick). 
20. 30. 45-46. 53. 81-82. 113. 
170-71. 186. 198. 210. 213. 

232 310 
Oothou'dt. Henry, jr. 260, 294, 320, 

323-24, 330, 331, 333, 335, 342. 

347, 359, 379 
Oothoul (Oathout, Oathout, Oothoudt, 

Othout), Abraham, 31, 81-82, 140, 

183, 186, 280, 282, 331, 333, 335. 

378, 388-89, 640, 642. 711, 751- 

53, 762, 828, 838, 910, 1009-12. 

1014-20. 1023-27. 1029-35. 

1038-43. 1045-50, 1052-55. 

1057-59, 1062-66, 1074. 1078- 

81. 1083-86. 1088, 1090-93. 

1096-98, 1101, 1103-4, 1110-11. 

1114, 1120-21. 1123-24, 1126, 

1130-37, 1139, 1140, 1146-50. 

1153-54. 1157-58 
Ouderkerk. Jacob, 443-44. 447. 453, 

539-42. 544. 546 
Overacker. Michael. 529, 531, 620. 

623. 654-56. 684. 687-90. 752- 

53. 926-27 



1172 



Attendance of Members 



PALMER, Fenner (Tenner), 30, 
230, 232. 443-44, 447. 453 
Palmer. George. 280, 499-502. 

556-57, 559-60, 579. 593-96, 

623, 625. 627-30, 661, 663, 665. 

710-11, 720. 722-24, 731, 751- 

55, 768-71, 773. 803-4, 806, 839, 

846, 888-90 
Parrot (Parret), James. 378-79, 381 
Person (Perse), John, 170 
Porter, (Elisha ?), colonel. 49 
Pratt. David, 254, 280, 313, 320, 

323-24. 369 
Pratt. Elisha (Elusha), 298-99, 313. 

316. 318. 367. 369 
Preston. David, 515, 517-18, 529, 

531-33, 535 
Preston (Priston). Levy (Levi), 515, 

517-18, 532-33, 535, 566-70 
Price (Prise), John, 419, 422, 424- 

25, 427, 429-32, 434-37. 439-44. 

447, 453, 456-58, 460, 462-63, 

465-70, 472-73. 476-85, 487, 

489-90, 492, 496-503, 506-12, 

515. 517-29, 531-33, 535-36, 

541-42. 544. 546. 548-50. 552- 

57. 559-61. 563-65. 567. 571-75. 

581-82, 603-4. 615-16. 620, 

629-31, 633, 635-37, 639-40. 

642, 645, 647. 649-51, 653-56. 

669-70. 673-75, 677-80, 697-99. 

702-9. 711-14, 719-20. 722-39. 

742-44, 757, 759-65, 767. 776. 

780, 784, 787-90, 792. 795-96. 

798, 800. 803. 806-9. 818-20. 

822-23. 826-31. 833-34, 837-42. 

844-45, 847-49. 853-56. 858-62, 

868-69, 871-74. 876, 878-80. 

882. 884-88, 890-94. 898. 900-1. 

903. 906-8. 911-16. 918-22. 

924-25, 927-31. 934. 937-47. 

949-53. 955. 957, 959. 961-63 
Pulver, Hendrick, 621 



Q 



UACKENBUSH (Quackenbuss, 
Quackenboss. Quackenboos) , 

Henry (Hendrick). 7. 8, 11. 13- 
14, 20. 30, 33. 35, 38, 40-41. 45, 
49. 53. 56. 58. 60. 63-67, 72. 
81-82,97.99-101, 106, 109, 111. 
116. 124. 128, 140. 146, 153, 156. 
163, 167, 170, 174. 178, 182. 
189-90, 197-98, 204. 211, 213. 
230, 237. 239-40, 249. 256. 259, 
265. 267. 272, 274, 278, 280, 294. 



296-97, 300, 308. 310-12. 318. 
321. 328-29, 331, 339, 342. 352. 
359, 361. 365. 369, 371. 379. 
381-82, 385-86, 398, 412. 416. 
419. 424, 434, 436. 442. 447. 463. 
473, 487. 489-90. 495-96. 500-1, 
514, 518. 529. 531, 544, 546. 
556-57, 559-60, 562. 566-68. 
570, 573, 575-77, 579-81, 596. 
598-600, 606-7, 609, 630, 633. 
637, 639. 642. 644. 647-48. 651. 
653-57, 660-61, 663. 665. 667. 
672-73. 675-77. 680, 688. 692- 
93, 695-96. 700. 704-5. 714-19. 

722, 731. 734, 736, 738-39, 760- 

65. 767 

RAY (Rea, Rey), Christiaen. 909- 
10, 925-27 
Rigs, Edward. 52 
Robinson, Moses, 2 1 1 
Rockefeller, Philip. 30, 53, 81-82, 

111. 113. 170-71. 210-11, 248- 
49, 254, 514. 517-18, 710-11. 
926-28 

Rogers, Philip, 361-63, 894, 898, 900, 
955-56 

Rose. Johannis P.. 260 

Rose. Peter, 280, 313, 316. 318, 369, 
371-72 

Roseboom, Jacob, jr, 431-32, 434, 
436-37,- 439-43, 447, 453, 456- 
58, 460, 462, 465, 467-70, 472- 
73. 476-85, 489-90, 492, 494-98, 
501, 503-11, 513-15. 517-18, 
520-25. 527-28. 531. 533. 535. 
537, 539, 546-49, 551-52, 560- 

66. 568. 570. 572-75, 589. 603-5. 
607, 609, 611-12, 614-18, 623, 
625, 627, 629, 631-33. 635-37. 
639. 641-42. 672. 683, 699. 712. 

723. 727. 743. 749. 757. 764 
Rosehoom (Rosebom, Rossboom, Rosse^ 

boom), John (//.). 30, 33, 100-1. 

144, 146. 248-49, 256. 280, 282. 

294, 763, 1009-26. 1028-34. 

1083, 1085-86, 1088, 1092-96, 

1098-1101, 1157 
Roseboom, John, jr, 705 (error for 

Jacob, jr.-) 
Roseboom. Myndert, 419, 422, 424- 

25. 427. 430-32. 435-37. 439-41. 

443_44, 447. 456-58. 460. 462- 

63. 467-69. 477-79. 481-82. 484- 

85, 487, 489, 513-15, 517-23. 



Attendance of Members 



1173 



525-26, 528-29. 535. 539-42. 

544. 546. 548-49. 553-55. 557. 

560-65. 568-74, 581-82. 585-91. 

593. 596-600, 602-3. 607. 610- 

13. 615. 617-18, 625. 642-46. 

648-49, 653, 657-58. 660-61. 

665. 669. 671. 675-81. 683. 692. 

694-95, 697-700, 702-5. 707, 

710-15. 717-19, 724-28, 730-36. 

738-39, 759-60, 762-63, 771. 

773, 776, 784, 788-90, 792. 794, 

795, 801, 807-10, 812, 815-16, 

818-19, 821-22, 824. 826-28. 

831-33, 836, 838, 841, 848-49. 

853. 856-57, 884, 886-89, 893 
Row. Joseph. 342, 345. 347. 367, 369, 

371, 373, 444. 447. 453. 463. 

581-82. 776-77, 782. 845 
Rowland, Samuel, colonel, 60, 531. 

567-70. 782-85. 803-4. 806, 816 
Ryckman (Rickman), Peter, 618, 620. 

623, 625. 627-29. 631-33. 635- 

37, 641-43. 645-50. 653-58. 660. 

669-83, 687, 692-95, 697-700. 

703-4, 706-8, 712-15, 717-20. 

722, 725-37, 739, 742-52. 754. 

757. 759-64. 767-71. 773-77. 

780. 782-87. 801. 806-17. 819- 

22. 824-27. 829-30. 832-41. 

843-44. 846-47. 849-64. 867-69, 

871-87, 889-94, 898, 900-6. 908, 

910, 912-16, 918-22. 924. 942- 

44. 946-47. 949-55. 957-63 



S 



AYLES. Ezekiel. 955-56 
Scharpe (Scharp). Peter, 444, 447, 

555-57.618.623.838-39 
Schaver. Jacob F., 621 
Schermerhorn, Jacob. 300. 302. 320, 

342. 874 
Schermerhorn, Jacob C, 19, 30, 113, 

144, 146, 313. 324. 330-31. 333, 

335. 367. 388. 402. 404. 413. 447. 

453. 458. 470, 472-74, 476, 515, 

517, 541. 576-77. 609-10, 623, 

625. 627. 644. 647-48. 651. 653- 

54, 665, 695-96, 710-11, 720. 

722. 774. 777. 780. 782, 801, 

909-10. 933, 938 
Schermerhorn, William, 651, 653-55, 

724, 1083-85. 1088. 1090. 1093- 

94, 1098-1101 
Schoolcraft. Lourance (Lowrance), 

323-24. 388-89. 528-29 



Schuyler. Harmanus. 30. 89, 92, 95— 
97 

Schuyler, Peter P., 20. 35. 65, 81-82. 
97, 101. 106, 127, 149, 157. 165, 
230 

Schuyler, Philip, general, 14,16 

Schuyler. Philip P.. 300. 310. 313, 
316, 318. 320. 323-24. 330-31, 
333, 335. 342. 347. 359. 361-62, 
367. 369. 378. 388-89. 401-2, 
404. 413. 417, 436. 447, 463, 
470. 472, 484-85. 487, 489, 490, 
502, 514-15. 517-18, 529, 533. 
540-42, 559, 566-68, 575-77, 
579. 581-82. 584, 607, 609, 618, 
623, 638-40. 644. 648, 653-56, 
658, 661, 663, 665, 670, 673, 
677-78, 684. 687-88, 695-96, 
703-5, 711, 714-17, 722-23. 726, 
731-38, 742, 744, 761-62, 782, 
796, 798, 801. 803-4, 806. 808- 
10. 818, 821-22, 824, 855, 864, 
867, 873-76, 884-85. 888. 893, 
904, 910, 914. 916, 924-25, 929- 
30, 933-34, 936. 945. 954-55 

Schuyler, Stephen J., 19, 35, 45-46, 
96-97, 101. 113. 213. 218. 230, 
260. 282. 294. 300. 310-11, 320. 
323-24. 329-31. 361-63. 365. 
378-79. 381. 388-89, 401-2, 404, 
408, 417. 453, 463. 484. 514-15, 
529. 550. 556. 564. 576-77. 581- 
82. 614-615. 618. 620. 628. 632- 
33. 638-39. 645. 648. 651, 663, 
665, 689-90, 693, 711, 715, 723, 
737-38. 743. 746. 750-51. 753, 
759-60, 762, 786, 788, 803-4, 
807, 821, 824, 828-30, 835, 839. 
843-45, 853, 860. 861, 864. 873. 
894. 925. 929-30. 948-50. 961 

Sexton, James, 272. 274. 294, 444, 
447, 453. 473-74. 476, 576-77, 
606-7, 609-10, 661. 663. 665 

Shuter (Shutes) , James, 1 1 45-46. 
1149-46 

Silvester, Peter, 17, 19, 23, 25-27. 
30-32, 161. 163. 165. 167. 170. 
174, 178-79, 190-91, 198-200, 
202-4, 207, 213, 218-19, 237- 
40, 244, 249, 259, 284-85 

Skinner, Calvin, 656, 710-11. 864-66 

Smith. Cornelius. 478 

Smith. David. 483-85. 487. 567-70 

Smith. Henry. 529. 531-33, 535 

Smith. Philip. 621. 703-5 



1174 



Attendance of Members 



Snyder, Zacharias, 331, 388—89 

Spaulding (Spalden), Isaac, 254, 331, 
333, 378-79, 381 

Spencer, Israel, 473-74, 476, 566, 
568-69, 606-7, 609-10, 620, 
628, 630, 661, 663, 665. 752-53. 
768-71, 773 

Spencer, James, 567 

Staats. Gerrit, 300, 302. 304, 313, 
320, 324, 330-31, 333, 335, 388, 
413 

Staats (Staates), Jochim, 30, 45-46, 
81-82, 96-97, 111, 113, 198, 232 

Sternberger (Sternbergh), David, 703— 
5, 735, 738-39, 780, 782-86, 852 

Sternberger, Nicholas, 9 1 9 

Stringer, Dr Samuel, 17, 19, 23, 25— 
27, 31-33, 35, 38, 40-41. 43, 
45_46, 49, 52-53, 55-56, 58, 60, 
63-68, 71-72, 75, 81-82, 88-89, 
92, 95-97, 99-101, 106, 111, 113, 
116, 118, 120, 124, 127-28, 134, 
140, 204, 213, 218, 300, 302, 304, 
307-11, 319, 329. 331. 333, 335. 
338, 340-42. 347, 350-52, 354- 
56, 358. 375-77. 382-83, 385-87. 
391. 394. 396, 398, 405, 407, 
411, 894, 902. 906-7. 915-16. 
922. 963 

Swart. 'Oirck. 30. 66-67. 71. 89. 92, 
95-96 

Swart. Jacobus. 933 

Sweeper. Thomas. 501 

Sweetman, Thomas, 687—88 

TALLMAGE (Talmadge), Josiah, 
618 

Tayler, Ezekiel, 31, 55, 331, 333. 335, 
367, 369, 371, 916, 918-19 

Tayler (Taylor), John. 8. 16, 30, 45- 
46, 49, 52-53, 55, 100, 134, 419. 
422, 425. 427, 444, 447, 453, 458. 
460, 463, 469-70, 472-73, 482. 
484-85. 491. 496, 501-3. 505, 
509-11. 514. 517. 519-20, 524. 
527. 532-33, 535-36, 542. 548- 
49, 553, 557, 560-65, 569, 573- 
74, 586-87, 589-90, 595, 674-76. 
713-15. 717-18, 720, 723-25, 
728-29, 731, 733-34, 739, 743, 
746-47, 749-50, 754-55, 757. 
759-60. 762-64, 767, 771, 775, 
777, 780, 782-84, 786-87, 790, 
792-93, 796-97, 801, 803-4. 
806-7, 809, 817-20, 822, 824. 



827. 829-31. 833-38, 840, 845- 
46. 850-51. 853-54. 856-58. 860, 
866-68. 872. 874. 876. 878-84, 
887-93. 901-2. 929-30. 933-34, 
936-39. 942. 946, 959-60, 962- 
63 

(Difficult to determine whether 
these refer to the member from Albany 
or the one from Saratoga. See main 
index for other entries) 

Teller, facobus, 113, 144, 146, 210- 
11, 213, 280, 294, 300, 302, 304, 
367, 377, 398, 780, 782-86, 835. 
892, 916, 1012-19, 1022-27, 
1029-33, 1035-38, 1040-49, 
1052-60. 1062-71, 1074, 1077. 
1079. 1101-3, 1108-18, 1120, 
1122-34, 1136, 1140, 1142-43. 
1145, 1152, 1154-55, 1157-58 

Ten Broeck, Abraham, general, 14, 17, 
19, 23, 27, 30-31, 67-68, 75. 81- 
82, 88, 99-101, 106, 109, 124, 
127, 134, 137, 140, 143-44, 146, 
153, 156-57, 163, 237, 248-49, 
263. 274. 280. 286-87. 289. 294, 
296-97. 307-12. 319. 327. 369. 
371. 373. 376. 385. 463. 465. 
469, 478, 491-92, 496, 499-501, 
503-7, 509-15, 517-19, 525-26, 
529, 566, 568, 571, 574-75, 577, 
579, 581, 605, 610, 614-15, 618, 
623, 625, 632-33, 635-37, 656- 
57, 661, 663, 665, 669, 672, 677, 
680, 683, 717-18, 727, 729, 757, 
759-60, 764, 766-67, 769, 774- 
75, 789, 792-93, 795, 797-98, 
809. 843, 860-61, 864, 868-71. 
873-78, 883-87, 890-91, 894, 
901, 906-9, 914, 916, 921, 927, 
929, 941-44, 946, 949-50, 952- 
53, 955-56, 958-60, 962-63 

Ten Broeck, Dirck, colonel, 419, 422, 
425, 427, 429-32, 434, 436-37. 
439, 442-43, 447, 456-57, 460, 
463, 465, 468, 490-91, 496-97, 
499-501, 504, 507, 511-12, 514, 
517-18, 522, 526, 528, 536, 575- 
76 

Ten Broeck, Jeremiah, 916 

Ten Broeck, John, 40-41, 43, 45-46, 
49, 52-53, 55-56, 58, 60, 63, 65- 
68, 71-72, 75, 81-82, 88-89, 92, 
95-97, 99-101, 106, 109, 111, 
120, 124, 127-28, 134, 137, 140, 



Attendance of Members 



1175 



142-44. 146, 149. 153. 156-57, 
160-61. 163, 169-71. 173. 175, 
179. 182, 189-91, 197-200. 202, 
209-11. 213, 218-20, 227. 237, 
244. 249. 254. 256. 258-59, 272, 
274. 280, 282. 284-87. 294. 296- 
300. 302. 304. 307-11, 316, 318- 
20, 323-24, 327-28. 340-42, 
347, 350-52. 354-59, 361, 363. 
367. 369, 371, 373, 376, 379, 
381-83, 385, 392, 397-402, 404- 
5, 41 1-12, 444, 470, 473, 476-78, 
481-84, 490-92, 495-96, 498, 
501, 503, 505-7, 510-12, 517, 
520-21, 525, 528, 532, 571-73. 
575-77. 579-81. 586. 589-90. 
597-600. 602-3. 606, 620, 623, 
632-33, 636, 650. 655-56. 661, 
663, 667, 669, 672, 675-78. 680. 
712-20. 722-24, 730-31, 734-39, 
743, 746-47, 749-50. 752, 754- 
55, 759-63, 767-68, 776, 782. 
787-90, 792-801. 804. 808, 810- 
n, 813-18. 820, 825, 834-39, 
843. 845-48, 864, 866-67, 870- 
71. 873. 875-76, 879-80, 883-93 

Ten Broeck, John I. (J.), 367. 369, 
371. 443, 528-29, 531-32, 665, 
750-53, 870 

Ten Broeck, Leonard, 487 

Ten Broeck, Samuel, 30, 46, 49, 52, 
144, 146, 186.230,232, 280, 313, 
316. 447. 453, 661, 663, 665, 673. 
909-10 

Ten Broeck, Wessel, 280, 287, 289, 
331, 333, 335, 338, 401-2, 404. 
444, 447, 593-94, 661. 663. 777. 
780. 782. 848 

Ten Eyck, Abraham, 419, 422. 424- 
25. 427. 429, 431-32, 435-36, 
439, 441-42, 456, 458, 462-63, 
467-70, 477-79, 481, 492, 494- 
98. 501. 504-14, 517, 519. 522. 
526. 544. 546-47, 550-51. 553- 
54, 562-66, 569-70, 572-75, 577. 
597-98. 617-18, 627, 631, 633. 
635-37. 642, 645, 648-50, 657- 
58, 660, 668-69, 671, 673, 680, 
682, 689, 692, 697, 700, 702, 704, 
706, 709-11, 713, 715-17, 719. 
726. 729. 731-32. 734, 736. 742- 
44. 746, 749 

Ten Eyck. Coenraedt, 20 

Ten Eyck. Jacob C. 7—8, 17, 19. 23, 
25-27, 31-32. 35, 38, 40-41, 43, 



52-53. 55-56, 58, 60, 63-67, 71, 
75. 81. 89. 96-97. 99. 111. 116. 
120. 124. 127. 134. 140. 142-43. 
156, 161, 167, 169-71, 175, 179. 
190-91, 195. 197-99, 202-4, 209, 
213, 218, 227, 229, 239. 244. 256, 
278, 285-86, 294, 297, 308-9, 
311-12, 319, 321, 329, 350, 354- 
56, 365, 375-76, 385, 387, 392, 
394, 396-98, 400, 405, 411-12, 
415, 

Ten Eyck, John C, 100 (error for 
Jacob C?) 

Ten Eyck, John H., 17, 19, 23. 25- 
27, 31-33, 35, 38, 40-41, 43, 
45-46, 49. 53. 55-56. 58, 60, 
63-68, 71-72, 75, 81-82, 88-89, 
92, 95-96, 99-101, 106, 109, 116, 
118, 120, 124, 134, 137, 140, 
142-44, 146. 153. 156-57, 160- 
61, 167, 169-71, 173-74, 182, 
189-91. 195. 197-200. 202-4. 
209. 213. 218-20, 227, 229-30, 
232, 237, 239-40, 244, 248-49. 
254, 256, 258-60, 265, 268-69, 
274-75, 280, 282. 286-87. 289, 
294. 296-97. 307-13. 318-19, 
323. 328-29, 338, 341-42, 345. 
350, 353-55. 361. 363, 365-66, 
371, 376, 388, 394, 398-99, 401, 
405-6, 408 

Ten Eyck, Meyndert (Myndert) 5., 
515, 517-18, 579-80, 673. 675, 
677, 711, 737-38. 750-53, 1083- 
86. 1088. 1090-93, 1095-98, 
IIOl 

Thorn, Jonathan. 532 

Thorn. WiUiam. 529. 567-70. 606-7, 
609-10. 621. 623. 625. 627. 654- 
56, 684. 695. 763-64. 803. 805- 
6. 814, 816, 827, 848. 894, 898, 
961 

Tillman. Christopher, 788, 803-4, 806, 
830-33, 835, 837-38, 844-45. 
875, 909-10, 955 

Tillman, John. 776-77, 780. 782-83, 
788. 795, 799-801. 804. 806-07, 
812. 814-20. 823-24. 827-41. 
843-45, 886, 888. 894. 900-1, 
903, 905-08. 910. 915-16, 919. 
922, 925. 927-29. 943-45, 948- 
49, 951-53, 955, 958, 960-61, 
963 

Tillman, John, jr, 824 

Toll. Carol (Charles. Koral) H., 30. 



1176 



Attendance of Members 



183. 186. 189.211.213.218,249, 
254, 287. 289, 312. 331. 333, 335 
Turner. Ichabod, 929. 944-45, 959 
Tymensen (Tymese. Timese) . Cornelius, 
5, 45-46, 81-82. 144, 146, 183, 
186, 280, 320, 323, 331. 367, 369. 
371 



V 



AN AELEN, Jacobus, 954-57 
Van Aelen, John A.. 474. 476 
Van Aelstyn (Van Alstyne), Peter S., 
45, 146, 249, 256, 272, 274, 298 
Van Aelstyn (Van Allstine), Rynier, 
419, 422, 443, 447, 514-15, 528- 
29, 590-91, 648, 651, 673, 676, 
720, 722, 736-37, 739, 752, 754- 
55. 761. 773, 776-77. 780. 782, 
794, 830, 841, 866, 875 
Van Aernam (Ornam), Isaac, 298- 
300. 302. 307-11, 313, 316, 318- 
20, 323-24, 327. 329-31, 333, 
338-39, 345, 350-52, 354, 356- 
57, 359, 361-63, 365-67, 369, 
375-76, 378, 381-83, 385-86. 
388, 391-92. 394. 396. 398-402. 
404-7, 41 1-12. 424-25, 427, 429, 
432, 434-37. 440-41, 443, 447. 
453, 458, 460, 462-63, 465, 468- 
70. 477-78. 480. 482. 490. 492, 
496-99. 501-11, 513, 517-19, 
522-23, 525, 527-28. 535. 539, 
541, 546. 548-50. 555-57. 559- 
61, 563, 565-77, 579-80, 582-87, 
589-90, 592-93, 596-98, 600. 
602-4, 610-13. 616, 618. 621, 
623. 625, 627-29. 631-33. 635- 
39, 642-43. 645, 647-51. 653-58, 
660-61, 663, 667-73, 679-80. 
682-83. 687-90. 692-700, 703-4, 
706-8, 711-20, 723-35, 737-39, 
742-53, 757, 759-61. 763. 765- 
69. 771. 773-77. 780. 782. 785, 
787-88, 792-95, 797-801, 803-4, 
807-9, 811, 814-18, 827-29. 
831-32. 834-36. 842-44. 846-49. 
851. 853-61. 863-64. 866-84, 
886-88. 891-93. 898. 900-8. 912. 
916. 918. 920-22. 925-31, 933- 
34, 936-37. 939-42. 944. 946, 
949-50, 952-53, 955, 957-58. 
962-63 
Van Antwerp (Van Antwerpen). 
Lewis, 447, 453, 500, 559, 563, 
661, 663, 665, 667, 687, 715, 



723-24, 763-65, 803-4, 806, 831. 
833, 835, 839, 841, 843-44, 847- 

48, 888-90, 954-56 

Van Antwerp, Wilhelmus (Wilhelmas, 

William), 31, 45-46, 81-82, 144, 

146, 248, 280. 282. 298. 331. 367. 

369. 371. 388,413. 417,444,447, 

483-84, 499-501, 517-18, 555- 

57, 607 
Van Bergen, Anthony, 417, 419, 422, 

467, 514-15, 517-19, 550, 605-7 
Van Bergen, Hendrick (Henry), 31, 

46, 49, 81-82, 111, 113, 210-11, 

248-49, 254, 280. 282 
Van Bergen, William, 300, 302, 304, 

342, 345, 347, 443-44, 447, 483- 

85, 487, 577, 579-84 
Van Bomel (Van Bummel), Gerril 

(Garret), 621, 623, 625, 627-30, 

638-40, 687-90, 735-39, 743. 

747-48, 783-86, 803-4. 806 
Van Den Bergh. Cornelius, 30, 45-46, 

49, 211 

Van Den Bergh, Cornelius G., 331, 

335. 338. 367. 369, 371, 373, 402. 

404. 447. 453. 484-85. 487. 489, 

515, 517, 519, 531-33, 535, 559. 

606-7. 609-10 
Van Den Bergh, Gerrit G. (C), 30, 

38,40,45, 113, 313, 321, 323-24. 

331, 333, 352, 550 
Van Den Bergh, Nicholas J., 472-74. 

483, 529, 531, 555, 557, 559 
Van Der Cook (Kook), Michael, 248- 

49, 254, 447, 453, 484, 540-42, 

544, 546, 556-57, 559, 595, 724. 

747-48 
Van Der Karr, Dirck, 916 
Van Der Pool, Barent, 300, 318, 333, 

335, 338, 345, 347, 378-79, 381. 

413 
Van Der Pool, Jacobus, 331 
Van Der Volgen, Cornelius, 478, 499 
Van Der Volgen, Nicholas, 500 
Van Deusen, Johannis (John), 780, 

782-84, 842-43, 894. 898, 900, 

961 
Van Driesen (Van Dresen, Van 

Drkssen), Henry, AAA, 483-85, 

487, 499-502, 540-42, 555-57. 

559. 705. 736-38. 1083-84. 

1091-94, 1097, 1100-1 
Van Dyck, Cornelius, 444, 447, 453, 

470, 472-73 
Van Ingen {Van Ingan), Dirk {Derk, 



Attendance of Members 



1177 



Derick), 320, 816. 1035-50, 1052- 
60, 1062-72, 1074, 1076-81, 
1101-8. 1110-12. 1114-35. 1145- 
58 

Van Loon (Van Loan), Albartus, 313. 
316. 367. 369,417, 419,422.470. 
472-74. 528-29, 531. 643-44. 
673. 703-5, 750-53, 894 

Van Loon, John, 419, 422, 474. 643- 
44. 673, 703-5, 750-52 

Van Loon (Loan), Matthias, 146, 
210-11,248,254,280 

Van Loon (Loan), Matthias, jr, 249 

Van Ness, John (M.), 894, 898. 900, 
909-11, 954-57 

Van Ness, Peter, 8, 45-46, 111, 113, 
146, 210, 213, 218, 232, 248-49. 
254. 256, 300, 302. 313, 316, 318, 
388. 675 

Van Ness, William, jr. 591. 653-54 

Van Nest, Ferdinand, 898 

Van Orden, Hezekiah, 470, 472-74. 
476. 517-18, 566-67, 591-92. 
594-95. 618, 621, 623, 625, 627. 
629-30, 643-44. 661, 696, 703-5, 
736-38, 768-71. 803-4. 806. 821, 
824-25. 828-29. 849, 851. 853, 
855-56. 864-65, 877 

Van Orden (Order). John. 30. 49. 52. 
81-82, 111. 113, 310-11, 213, 
232, 248-49. 280. 282. 300. 320. 
323-24. 413. 443-44. 447. 453. 
514_15. 517-18. 592, 618, 621, 
623, 625, 651. 653-54, 720, 722- 
24, 838-39, 848 
Van Petien {Van Fallen, Van Pelteen, 
Van Pelen), Arent (Aron) N., 640, 
688-90. 1083-85. 1088. 1090- 
91. 1094-98. 1101 

Van Rensselaer. David, 684 

Van Rensselaer, Henry J., 447, 474 

Van Rensselaer (Ranselear), Jeremiah, 
40, 41, 43, 45, 53, 55-56, 60, 63- 
68, 71-72, 75, 81-82, 88-89, 92, 
95-97. 100. 106. 109. 120. 124, 
127-28, 134, 137. 142. 144, 146, 
161, 163. 165, 167, 169-71, 175- 
78. 179. 182-83. 186. 189-91. 
195. 197-98. 200. 202-4, 207, 
211, 213. 300. 302. 304. 308-11, 
319, 321, 323-24, 328-31, 333, 
338-41, 350. 352. 354-58. 361- 
63. 365-67. 369, 371, 373, 375- 
76, 378-79, 381-87, 389, 391, 
405-6. 410-11. 415. 425. 427. 



429-31. 434, 436-37, 439-40, 
442, 444. 447, 453, 456. 458. 463, 
465, 467. 469, 472-73, 476-79, 
481-85, 487, 489-90, 492. 495- 
501, 503, 506-7, 509-11. 514-15, 
517, 519, 521-22, 525, 527-29, 
533, 535-37, 541-42, 546-47, 
551, 553. 555-57, 560-63, 572- 
77, 579-82, 604-7, 610-15, 617- 

18, 625, 632, 635, 638, 641-44, 
646-47, 657-58, 663, 665. 667- 
68. 671-74, 676, 679, 681-84, 
687, 690, 692-94, 696-98, 700, 
702, 705-8, 712, 714-17, 722, 
726-35. 743-44. 747-48. 752-55, 
757, 797, 799, 801, 803-4. 807-8, 
810-12, 814-20, 824-30, 832-34. 
841. 861. 867-68. 870-72, 875, 
877, 879-80, 882-85, 887-88, 
892-93, 903-5, 922, 928, 930. 
941, 943-44, 955, 957-58, 960-61 

Van Rensselaer, John, jr, 419, 422, 

463, 481, 555-57. 559-60 
Van Rensselaer, Killiaen, 5, 7—8, 16, 

19, 30, 40. 45-46. 49, 81-82. 97, 
99. 113, 134, 146. 186, 198, 211. 
213, 218, 230. 248-49. 254. 274, 
280. 282. 294. 300. 302. 304, 310, 
320. 324. 330-31. 333. 335. 367, 
371, 378. 388,401,413,417,442, 
444, 447, 463, 469-70, 474, 484- 
85, 487, 500, 515, 517-18, 
528-29, 532, 550, 556. 576-77, 
606-7. 609-10, 625, 627-28, 638. 
642. 644. 648. 651, 653-54. 661, 
673. 675-76, 688, 695-97, 703-5, 
710-11, 722, 735-37. 739. 768, 
770, 777, 780, 782. 798. 838. 869, 
875 

Van Rensselaer. Philip. 618. 623, 628- 
29, 633, 635-36, 648, 653. 655. 
668, 671, 673, 675. 677, 679, 683, 
690, 697-98, 706^-7, 709, 713, 
715, 717-20, 726-27. 730-32, 
743, 746, 749-50, 757. 759-60, 
763, 766. 768. 774, 777, 784, 
786-88, 793, 798, 800, 807, 813- 
14, 817, 819-21, 823-25, 828, 
830, 834, 836, 839-40, 843-45, 
855-58, 861-62. 864, 870, 872, 
893-94. 902. 904. 911-^2. 918, 
920, 927-28. 930-31. 933, 936, 
938, 940-42, 946, 948-54, 956- 
59, 963 

Van Rensselaer (Ranselaer), Robert, 



1178 



Attendance of Members 



colonel, 171, 248-49, 254, 280, 
282. 287, 300, 302, 304, 365. 
378-79, 381 

Van Santvoordt, Cornelius, 17, 19, 23, 
25-27, 31-33, 35, 38, 40-41, 43, 
52-53, 60, 65-68, 75, 81-82, 88, 
92,96-97, 99-101, 111, 113, 118. 
120, 124, 128, 137, 140. 142-44, 
146, 149, 153, 156-57, 160-61. 
163, 165, 173, 175, 178, 182, 186, 
189-90, 195, 200, 202-4, 207. 
209, 211, 213, 219, 220, 227,229, 
230, 232, 237-38, 240, 244, 256, 
258-60, 265, 267-68, 285-87, 
294, 297-300, 302, 304, 307-9, 
311-13, 318-19, 323-24, 328-31, 
333, 335, 338-42, 345, 350, 
352-58, 361-62, 365, 367, 369, 
371, 373, 375-76, 382, 384 

Van Schaack, Cornelius, jr, 300, 320, 
323, 331, 333, 362, 369, 371, 381, 
401-2, 404 

Van Schaack, Henry, 45-46, 1 13, 146, 
211, 213,249,256,272. 274. 280. 
298 

Van Schaack, Peter, 422 

Van Schaick (Schaack), Anthony, 422, 
444, 447, 472-73, 514, 517-18. 
529, 532, 593-94, 606-7, 625, 
696, 743 

Van Schaick, Goose (Gosen), 40, 41. 
43, 45, 49, 52-53, 55-56, 58, 60, 
63-64, 66-67, 71-72, 75, 81-82. 
88-89, 92, 95-97, 99-101, 106, 
109, 111, 116, 118, 120, 124, 
127-28, 134, 137, 140, 142-44. 
146, 149, 153, 156-57, 150-61. 
163, 167, 169-71, 174-75, 178, 
190, 195. 198-200, 204, 207, 210. 
213. 218-19, 227, 229, 237, 244, 
246. 259-60, 265, 267-68, 275. 
278, 280, 282, 284, 286, 289, 292. 
316, 319, 359, 361-63, 365, 434. 
443, 447, 539-40, 618, 621, 623, 
625, 627-30, 673-77. 679-80. 
720, 722-25, 768-69, 824, 839. 
858 

Van Schaick, Gosen (Goose) A.. 678. 
770, 838 

Van Schaick, Jacob, 153 

Van Schoonhoven, Guert, 3 1 , 45—46. 
49, 67, 81-82, 111.113, 260,287, 
289, 300, 302, 304, 313, 316, 318. 
331. 333, 335, 354, 367, 369, 371, 
373 



Van Slyck, Cornelius A., 443-44. 
447 

Van Vechten (Van Veghten), Samuel, 
298-99, 342, 345, 347, 391, 795. 
839, 925, 941 

Van Vechten (Van Veghten), Teunis 
Ts., 621, 623, 625, 627-29, 631- 
33, 635-38, 641-42, 727, 739, 
743 

Van Veghten, Cornelius, 30, 4 1 , 45— 
46, 49, 52-53, 210-11, 213, 272, 
274 

Van Veghten, Dirck, 45-46, 1 83, 1 86. 
287, 289. 312 

Van Veghten (Veghte), Henry, 419, 
422, 424-25, 427, 429, 432, 435- 
36, 456, 462, 470, 472, 474, 
479-80, 490-92, 495-96. 498, 
501-2, 504, 512-13, 517-19, 521, 
525, 527-29, 532, 536-37, 539. 
542, 546-47, 549-54, 562-66. 
574, 576, 605, 610-18, 629, 631- 
33, 635-37, 645, 649-50, 663. 
668-73, 675, 677, 682-83, 689, 
692-93, 709, 719-20, 724-30 

Van Veghten, Lucas, 20, 3T, 33, 35, 

38, 40-41, 43, 45-46, 49, 52, 58. 
63, 65-67, 72, 75, 81-82, 92, 95- 
97, 100-1, 106, 109, 111, 116, 
118, 120. 128. 142-44. 146, 153. 
156-57, 160-61, 167, 169, 171, 
178, 186, 190, 197, 199. 213. 
219-20, 227, 230, 237, 239-40. 
244, 248-49, 256, 259, 265, 272, 
274, 280. 282, 286-87, 294, 308- 
11, 313, 316, 319, 329-31, 333, 
335, 338, 340 

Van Veghten, Philip, 422, 434-36, 
447, 453, 463, 470, 472-74, 484, 
514-15, 529, 531-32, 541, 550. 
569-70, 577, 579-80, 581, 609. 
627. 629, 633, 636, 638-39, 640. 
644, 648, 651, 653-54, 672, 688, 
696, 711, 715-19, 722, 731. 733- 

39, 742, 759-60, 762, 764-65, 
771, 774, 776-77, 780, 782-83. 
788, 799, 804, 806-7, 819, 824, 
828, 830-31, 835, 837, 840-41. 
843-44, 846, 851-54, 856, 864- 
65, 886-88, 894, 909-10, 916, 
925, 937, 940, 961 

Van Veghten, Volkert, 894, 898. 
901-2, 904, 906, 908-10, 912-14, 
916, 918-19, 922. 929-30. 934. 
936-41, 946. 949-55. 958-60 



Attendance of Members 



1179 



Van Vleck, Abraham J., 422 

Van Vranken, Peter, 31, 45, 81-82, 
144, 146, 210-11. 274, 320, 323- 
24, 331, 342 

Van Woert, Lewis, 887-88, 961 

Van Woert, Petrus, 894, 898 

Vedder (Fedder, Vendder), Alexander, 
1101-22, 1124-29, 1131, 1133- 
43 

Veeder {Vader, Vedder, Veader), 
Nicholas (Claas, Nicolas), 673-75, 
743, 1083-86, 1088, 1090-91, 
1093-1101 

Veeder, Volkert, 111, 113, 183, 1 86, 
230, 232, 272, 274, 300. 367, 401. 
413, 422, 434, 529, 576-77, 581, 
606, 618, 620-21. 640. 643-44. 
653-54, 661. 663, 684, 703-5. 
720. 769-70, 786, 795, 827, 831, 
844-45, 860, 867, 888, 940, 945, 
949. 961 

Vera (Veer, Veire), Hendrick, 170, 
183. 186 

Vernor (Verner). James. 894. 901-3, 
910. 914. 921-22, 927-31, 933- 
34, 938-39, 942, 944, 946-50, 
958, 960-61 

Visscher (Fisher), Bastiaen T., 20, 30. 
33, 35, 38. 40-41, 45-46. 49, 53, 
55-56, 60, 64-68, 72. 75. 81-82. 
88. 92. 96-97, 100-1, 106, 109, 
116, 118, 120, 127-28, 134. 140, 
146, 149. 153. 156-57. 163. 167. 
173-75. 197-99, 210-11. 213. 
218-20, 232. 237-38. 240, 249, 
256, 258-60. 267, 272, 274-75, 
278, 280. 282, 287, 289, 294, 296. 
298-99, 300, 302, 312. 318-20. 
323-24, 329-30, 347, 351-52, 
354, 356, 358-59. 363. 365. 367. 
371, 382. 384, 388, 392, 399, 
407-8, 411-12, 416, 419. 427. 
434, 442, 447, 453, 458. 463. 470, 
474, 477-78, 484, 487. 490-91. 
495-97, 504-5, 510, 512, 514-15. 
517-20. 529. 531-33. 536. 540, 
544, 546-47, 556, 560, 562, 566- 
67, 569-70, 576-77, 579. 581. 
584. 604. 606-7. 609-11, 615, 
618, 621, 625, 628-30. 632. 637- 
39, 644, 646, 648, 651. 653-56. 
661. 663. 665-67, 672-73, 695, 
700. 703-5. 707. 710. 714-15. 
718-19. 722. 731. 733-35, 739, 
759-60, 762-63. 765-66. 768-69, 



776, 782-83, 788, 794, 799. 

803-4, 807-9. 811-12. 814-31, 

834-38. 840-41. 843. 845-46, 

848-53. 861. 864. 866. 869. 871- 

75. 877-80. 882-86, 888. 890-91. 

894. 898. 902-3, 909-10, 914, 

916, 919, 921-22, 924-25, 927- 

29. 931. 933-34, 936, 939. 

941-46. 948. 950, 952-53, 960- 

61 
Vossburgh, Peter, 45, 249, 256, 272, 

274 298 
Vroman, Adam, 5, 378-79. 381, 499- 

500, 592, 639-40, 684, 687-90, 

720, 722-24, 769-71, 773-74, 

832 
Vroman, John (B.), 1145-55. 1157 
Vrooman. Barent. 695—96 
Vrooman, Isaac (Isaack), 463, 577, 

581, 653-55. 1083-85. 1088, 

1094, 1098 
Vrooman, Isaac (from Schoharie), 894, 

898. 900 
Vrooman, Jonas. 639-40, 720, 722- 

24, 752-55, 803-4, 806, 852, 872 
Vrooman, Peter, 30, 144, 146, 260. 

280 
Vrooman. Samuel. 434. 594 



w 



ALDO. John. 618 

Walhce. John. 661. 663, 665, 667 

Waterman, Asa, 320, 323-24, 367, 
371, 401-2, 404 

Wells, Edmund, 600 

Wemple, Abraham, 320, 378-79, 381, 
1035-48, 1050, 1052, 1055-56, 
1058-59, 1062-72, 1076-81, 
1154, 1157-58 

Wemple (IVimple) , Myndert (Meyn- 
dert) M., 688-90, 723-24. 748, 
1083-85. 1088, 1090-1101,1145- 
49, 1157-58 

Wemple, Myndert R., 747 

Wendell, Harmanus, 298-300, 302. 
304, 307-12. 320, 323-24, 328- 
31, 333, 338-42, 345, 347, 350, 
352, 354-59, 361-63, 365. 367, 
369, 371, 373, 376-77, 381-82, 
384, 386-87, 389, 391-92, 394. 
396-401, 405-8, 411-12, 415, 
417, 419. 422. 425. 427. 429, 
431-32. 434-37. 439. 443. 456- 
58. 460. 462-63. 465. 479-81, 
484. 491-92, 494-96, 503-6, 508, 



1180 



Attendance of Members 



510-11, 514-15, 517-18. 521, 
523, 525-28, 531, 533, 568. 574- 
76, 579. 581. 605-7. 611-13. 
616-18, 623, 625, 631-33, 635- 

38. 642. 646. 649. 651. 653, 
655-56. 658. 660, 665. 668-72. 
677. 680-84. 692-98. 700, 702. 
704. 706-7. 709-13. 715. 717-20, 
724-25. 727-29, 731. 734. 736- 

39. 742, 744-46, 749. 752. 757. 
759. 761. 763-64. 766-67. 771. 
773-74. 780. 783-84. 787-88. 
792-94. 796. 800, 807-8, 810. 
812-13. 815, 819-24, 838, 840. 
849, 852-53. 855-64, 868-75, 
877-79, 882-91. 893-94. 898. 
900-8, 915-16, 918, 920-22, 
925-27, 929-30, 941-42. 944-49, 
951-53. 955-59. 963 

Wendell (IVendle), Harmanus H., 31. 
45_46, 81-82, 210-11, 213, 218, 
230, 232, 274, 280, 282. 294. 
298-99, 367, 369, 371, 373, 
401-2, 404, 443-44, 447. 453. 
470, 472-74, 514-15, 517-19, 
540-42. 577. 579-81, 606-7. 
609-10. 1009-12. 1014-24. 1026- 
42. 1044-50, 1052-55, 1058-60, 
1062-65, 1067-71, 1074, 1076- 
81 

Wendell. Henry, 19, 23, 25-27, 49, 
53, 55-56, 58, 65-68, 71-72, 75, 
113, 116, 124, 127, 134, 174-75. 
182. 190. 195. 197-98. 202. 219- 
20. 227, 237-40. 244, 265. 
267-68, 292, 294, 297-300, 302, 
304. 308-13. 319-20. 323. 327- 
30. 341. 350-54. 356-59. 365-67. 
382. 384-85. 415-17. 419. 424- 
25. 427. 429-30, 432, 434-37, 
439, 441-42, 453, 456-57, 462. 
465, 467-69, 472-74. 476, 478, 
482-85. 525-28, 531-33, 535, 
537, 547-48, 550, 552-55, 557, 
560-66, 568-74, 603-4. 606. 609- 
15. 617-18. 625. 627-33. 635, 
637-39, 641-43, 645-47, 649-50, 
653-58, 660-61, 669-83, 687-90, 
692-96, 698-700, 702-20, 722, 
724-30. 744-47. 749-50, 754-55, 
757, 759-60, 762-67, 769-71, 
774-75 

Werner, George, 9 1 8 

White, George, 347, 367, 388-89, 
402. 404. 413. 444. 447. 453. 470. 



472-74, 484-85, 487, 489-90, 
514-19. 529. 540-42. 544, 546- 
47. 576. 584. 661, 663, 665, 667, 
687-90, 720, 722, 752-55, 774, 
776-77, 782, 806, 824, 838-39, 
914, 961 

White, Jonas, 331, 333, 335 

White, Stephen, 280 

White, William, 1154-58 

Whiteside, Phineas (Phinias), 470, 
473-74. 528-29, 531-33, 750-54, 
934 

Whiting, William (Bradford), 625, 
627-30, 639-40, 644, 673-79, 
688-90, 710-11, 724. 761-62 

Williams. John. 431-32, 434-36. 439- 
43. 447. 453, 457-58, 462-63, 
465, 468-69, 473-74, 477-80, 
482-84, 487, 490, 492, 494-96, 
498, 500-3, 507-8, 510, 513-15, 
517-18, 520-21, 523, 526-28, 
535-37, 539-42, 546-48, 550, 
553-56, 559, 561-63, 776-77, 
780, 783-85, 788, 792, 794-801, 
816, 820-21, 825-26, 828, 833- 
34, 836-38, 840-41. 843-45, 
847, 850-53. 856-58, 860-62. 
864, 868, 871-77, 880-84, 886- 
89, 891-94, 898, 900-4, 906, 
908-10, 912, 914. 916, 918, 920- 
22, 927-29, 933. 939-42. 944-50, 
952-60, 962-63 

Williamson. Jacobus, 342, 345, 347 

Willson, Andrew, 961 

Wilson (Willson), James, 30, 260, 
294, 300. 302, 304, 796, 961, 
1009-24, 1026-49, 1052-56. 
1058-60. 1062-66. 1068-71, 
1074. 1076, 1078-81, 1101-8, 
1110-12, 1114-21, 1124-39, 
1142-43 

Wincope, Nicholas, 388 

Winne, Daniel P.. 618, 623, 625, 
627-30, 643-44, 648, 661, 663, 
665, 667, 673, 675, 682, 693, 
695-96, 705, 710-11, 722, 724, 
726. 744. 762. 780. 782-85. 795, 
838, 894, 909-10, 916. 933-34. 
957 

Winne. Gerrit, 388-89 

Winne. Peter L.. 695-96. 704. 759 

Witbeeck, Andries, 300. 318. 321. 
323-24. 331. 335, 338, 345, 347, 
381, 413 

Wood. Ebenezer, 249, 254 



Attendance of Members 



1181 



Wood. John. 30. 111. 331 
Wood. Joseph, 300. 302. 304 
Woodworth, Gershom (Gersham). 401 
Wright, Job, 776-77. 780. 782. 894. 

898, 900. 916, 918-19, 955-56 
Wynkoop (Wyncoop), Petrus, jr. 331, 

333, 335, 338, 389. 501 

YATES. Abraham, jr, 5, 7-8. 11, 
14, 16-17. 19. 23. 25-27. 31- 

32. 134. 137, 140. 142-44. 146. 

149, 153, 156-57. 160-61. 163. 

165. 169-71. 173-75. 178-79. 

182-83, 186, 189-91, 195. 197- 

200. 202-4, 207, 209-11, 213. 

218-20, 227, 229-30, 232, 238- 

40, 246, 248-49. 254. 256, 

258-59, 294, 296-300, 302, 304, 

307-13, 316, 318-20, 323-24. 

327-28, 367. 369. 371. 373, 375- 

79, 381-89, 391-92, 394, 396- 

402, 404-8, 41 1-13, 415-18, 422. 

424-25, 427. 429-30, 436-37. 

439_44, 447. 453. 456-58, 460. 

462-63. 465. 467-70, 472-74. 

476-81, 562. 565-69. 648-50, 

656, 678. 712. 715. 718, 757, 759. 

818. 864, 872. 874-76. 879. 

882-85, 887-88, 891 
Yates, Abraham J.. 776-77. 780. 

782-90. 792-801, 807. 809-10. 

814-16, 818-24, 826-30, 832. 

834-38, 840-41. 844, 847-48, 

850-56, 858-60, 862-63. 868. 

870-72, 876, 880, 884-85. 887- 

91. 893, 898. 900. 902-3, 912. 

924, 939. 941. 943-44, 949-54. 

959. 961. 963 
Yates, Christopher, 67-68, 81-82, 113, 

144, 146, 149. 153. 156, 342, 365. 

378-79. 442-44. 1009-19, 1021- 

22. 1035-38. 1040-42. 1049. 

1052-53. 1055-60. 1062-67, 

1069-71, 1098-99 
Yates, Christopher P.. 310-11 
Yates, Peter W., 40-41, 45-46, 49, 

53, 55-56. 58, 60, 64-67, 106. 

109, 111. 113, 128 
Yates, Robert. 27. 31-32. 99-101, 

109. 111. 113. 120. 124. 127-28, 

134. 137. 140. 142-44. 146. 149. 



153. 156-57, 160-61. 163. 165. 
240. 244, 246, 248-49. 254. 256, 
258-60. 265. 269. 272. 274-75. 
278. 280. 282. 286-87, 294, 296- 
300. 302. 304. 307-12, 319-20. 
323-24, 327-29, 331, 333. 335. 
340-42, 345, 347, 350-59, 361- 
63. 365. 369. 373. 375-78. 381- 
83, 386-87. 392, 394. 396. 398, 
402, 410, 413, 415. 425, 427. 
429-31. 434-36, 453. 456, 460, 
462, 465-70. 472-73. 476, 503. 
507, 511-13, 581. 586, 593, 682- 
83, 687, 733-34. 736. 738-39. 
743-44. 771, 774-75. 777, 780, 
782-84, 861, 864-65 

Young, Benjamin, 528-29, 531-33 
Young, Dr Joseph, 170-71, 173-75, 
178, 182-83, 186, 189-90, 198- 
200, 202-4, 207, 209, 211, 213. 
219-20. 227. 230. 237-38, 244, 
246. 248-49, 254. 256, 258-59, 
267-69, 272, 274-75, 278. 280. 
282, 284-87, 289. 292. 294, 296- 
300. 302. 304, 307-13. 316. 318- 
20. 323-24, 327-31. 333. 338. 
340-42. 345. 347, 350-58, 361- 
63. 365, 367. 369. 371. 375-79. 
382, 384-86. 392, 394. 396-402, 
404-8, 410-13, 415-17, 419, 424- 
25, 427. 429-32. 434-36. 439-40. 
468-70. 482-83. 485. 487, 489- 
92, 495-96, 498, 504, 506. 508, 
512-13. 515. 517-23. 526-28. 
531. 535. 537. 555-56. 562-63. 
566. 571-77. 580. 583. 587-89, 
593-94, 598-99 

Younglove. John. 30. 81-82. 111,113. 
413, 417, 419. 422. 443-44. 447. 
453. 463. 483-85. 487. 500-2, 
528-29, 532-33. 553, 576-77. 
600. 657. 673, 720. 722-24. 730- 
31, 743. 750-54, 783-85, 836. 
841. 843. 852. 901, 908, 927-28. 
957 

ZIELEN. Peter W., 8, 111, 113. 
280, 413 

Zimmer, Jacob. 31. 916. 91 8-19. 954 

Zimmer. William. 803-4, 806 



INDEX 



Names on rolls of attendance of members are not repeated here but appear 
on the preceding list. 



ABBOT, Joel, appointed second lieu- 
tenant, 343, 346; resigned, 377 

Abbot, John, signature to oath of secrecy, 
2 ; subscriber to General Association, 
4; member for Hoosick district, 342, 
619, 895 

Abbot, John Js., requested to keep town 
clock in repair, 837; accounts, 999 

Abby, Elisha, information given by, 
1012 

Abeel, David, captain, member for 
Great Imbocht, 27; letter from, 234; 
mentioned, 561 

Abel, Andries, accounts, 992 

Abram (Abraham), chief of the Mo- 
hawks, speeches by, 33, 224; answer 
to speech, 35 

Absentees, committee to report on, 740 

Accounts, for enlisting men, wages etc., 
committee to draw up, 121; of com- 
panies, subcommittee on, 1 42 ; of 
board, 242-44, 798; notice concern- 
ing, 1124 

Acker, Solomon, ensign, 61 

Ackerman, Isaac, sent to Fleet prison, 
825 

Ackerson, Thomas, member for Scho- 
harie and Duanesborough, 28; return 
for Schoharie and Duanesborough, 87 

Adair, Jean, complaint against, 1143; 
committed to jail, 1 143 

Adair, Petter, mentioned, 1 1 42 

Adams, John, discharged, 795 ; men- 
tioned, 20 

Adams (Adems), Robert, to be liber- 
ated from confinement, 574; appeared 
before board, 659; liberty to go to 
Tryon county, 669; letter from re- 
ferred to, 641 ; mentioned, 576, 591 

Adams, Dr William, to be liberated 
from confinement, 574; permitted to 
remain in this county, 591 ; bond can- 
celed, 591 ; letter from referred to, 
556 



Adamson, William, letter from referred 
to, 808 

Adgate (Edgate), Matthew, subscriber 
to General Association, 4 ; member 
for Kings district, 28, 280, 288, 425 ; 
return made by, 28, 113; letter de- 
livered by, 3 1 ; on committee to draw 
up letters to Claverack and Kings dis- 
tricts, 45 ; letter to Kings and Clave- 
rack districts, 46; motions by, 248, 
448, 450, 452, 472; on committee 
to hold election in Kinderhook, 305 ; 
presented petition to board, 334; re- 
quest for gunpowder, 415; to investi- 
gate policy of Kinderhook district, 
445 ; on committee to prepare adver- 
tisement respecting setting up of new 
form of government, 449; accounts, 
474, 603; elected deputy to Provin- 
cial Congress, 475; commissioner for 
disposal of estates of disaffected per- 
sons, 794; letters from referred to, 
493, 521, 585, 697; mentioned, 288. 
359 

Adjutant, appointment, 1 80 

Ager, David, accounts, 994 

Agnue, William, prisoner, sent to Al- 
bany, 1097 

Akely, Jonathan, complaint of election 
of officers in Half Moon district, 309 ; 
petition presented to board by, 3 1 5 

Albany, meeting with Indians at, 162, 
202, 213; petition of inhabitants, 
433; vote on distribution of powder, 
448 ; ammunition for, 45 1 ; militia 
from, 464; officers in militia company, 
465 ; payments to, 465 ; committee to 
superintend elections in, 709; com- 
panies of militia ordered to vote at 
election, 709; superintendent of elec- 
tions at, 772; troops billeted at, 858 
records, city and county: placed 
under guard, 403; preservation, 433, 
796; person to have charge of, 454; 



1183 



1184 



Index 



decision on custody, 454—55; ex- 
penses connected with removal, 483; 
to be deposited at Kingston, 828; re- 
moval to Albany, resolution on, 960 
Albany (sloop), 771 ; sails and rigging 
seized, 804; property of Robert 
Hoakesly, 836; prepared for prison- 
ers. 844 
Albany Committee of Correspondence, 
former, approval of resolves, 5 ; pro- 
posed appointment, 14, 15; meeting to 
consider appointment of, 16; appoint- 
ment, 1 7 ; appointment of chairman, 
1 7 ; fines for nonattendance, 1 8 ; and 
Rensselaerwyck Manor committee to 
be a subcommittee, 30, 302, 419, 
620, 779, 896; members for each 
ward to be increased, 39, 281 ; anony- 
mous paper reflecting on procession on 
arrival of General Schuyler, 1 39, 
141; Peter W. Yates confesses 
authorship, 156; Mr Yates to make 
a public confession, 159; committees 
to attend general committee for elec- 
tion of deputies, 278; members for 
city of Albany, 280, 287, 298-300. 
337, 341, 420, 421, 424, 430. 490, 
492. 618. 777. 895; general com- 
mittee to be dissolved and new elec- 
tion held, 281, 285; number of depu- 
ties to Provincial Congress, 285 ; all 
members ordered to attend general 
meeting, 322, 326; committee to re- 
port on anonymous paper, 325, 326; 
other committees vsalling to attend this 
committee, 337; duration of term of 
committees, 374; attendance at meet- 
ings, resolution on, 423, 899; records, 
papers and proceedings of committees, 
445 ; power to impose fines, 450; pay- 
ment of money to, 464; decision re- 
garding money, papers and proceed- 
ings to be delivered by old to new 
committees, 471 ; appointed to draw 
up rule for government of subcommit- 
tee, 517; five members to constitute a 
board, 548; meetings, every district in 
county to be represented, 571 ; chair- 
man and four members to constitute 
quorum, 579; no persons except mem- 
bers allowed to enter room, 599; nec- 
essary for another committee to be 
elected in county for six months, 601 ; 
letters to. 802, 1044. 1046. 1067. 
1079, 1087-89. 1092, 1093. 1096; 



to exercise powers until Legislature 
shall order otherwise, 849; resolution 
on meetings and quorum. 896 ; empow- 
ered to obtain wood. 932; accounts, 
966—1001 ; subcommittee from, waited 
on Schenectady board. 1011; money 
received from by Schenectady com- 
mittee. 1 02 1 ; proposed dissolution 
and new election to be held, 1030; 
letters from, 1047. 1099; resolutions 
on elections to Provincial Congress, 
and on new committees, 1058; resolu- 
tion on Joseph Kingsley and George 
Ramsay, 1066; letters from referred 
to, 1010. 1012. 1016. 1021, 1026. 
1030, 1036, 1091, 1109, 1110, 
1114. 1117. 1125. 1129; letters to 
referred to. 1 026. 1117.1122.1123, 
1137 

Albany county, regiment, ready to march. 
178; officers for regiment. 343; letter 
of deputies. 473; officers of a bat- 
talion. 478; numbering inhabitants, 
488; deputies, money to be paid to, 
536; militia, petition of field officers, 
608 

Albarle. Barrenharde. member for Ger- 
man Camp district. 908 

Aldermen, election, 847; to repair 
bridges, wells and pumps. 868 

Aldridge. , lieutenant, receipt of 

Egbert Dumond laid before board, 
795 

Alesworth. see Aylesworth 

Alford. — — . complaint against Daniel 
Campbell. 1120 

Algor. George, mentioned. 500 

Allen. Benjamin, elected second lieu- 
tenant, 500 

Allen, Ebenezer, major, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2; subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4; member for Cam- 
bridge, 326, 624; elected adjutant. 
379; appointed second major, 414; 
pay roll of company. 457 

Allen. Ethan. letter from referred to. 31; 
mentioned. 78 

Allen. Jonathan, permitted to attend the 
committee, 765 

Allen, Samuel, appointed second lieu- 
tenant, 449; accounts, 689 

Allen, Thomas, letter to, 13; letter from, 
125; letters from referred to. 13, 26, 
161 

Alshoudt, Elionar, pass granted, 873 



Index 



1185 



AIsop, John, member of Continental 

Congress, letter signed by, 38 
Alvard, Elijah, member for Cumberland 

county, 478 
American Historian and Quarterly Gene- 
alogical Record, source of part one, 
1006 
Ammunition, see Arms and ammunition 
Amory, John, to be sent to the enemy, 

839 
Anderson, Alexander, put in confinement, 

912 
Anderson, Archibald, joins the enemy, 

691 
Anderson, Hugh, sent to prison, 792 
Anderson, Joseph, member for Rens- 
selaerwyck, 20, 28; suspected hos- 
tility, 410; to be apprehended, 490; 
to be removed to Connecticut, 503 
Anderson, Samuel, brought before com- 
mittee, 393; resolutions on, 394; sus- 
pected hostility, 410; to be removed 
to Connecticut, 503 
Andrew, negro, put in confinement, 948, 
95 1 ; examined, 948 

Andrews, , mentioned, 1063 

Andrews, Amos, complaint about Joseph 

Grinman, 353 
Androus, Benjamin, complaints against, 
368, discharged from farther prosecu- 
tion, 368 
Angle, Jacob, liberated from confinement, 

945 
Anonymous paper reflecting on proces- 
sion on arrival of General Schuyler, 
1 39, 141; Peter W. Yates confesses 
authorship, 1 56; to make a public con- 
fession, 159; committee to report on, 
325. 326 
Anthony, Zephaniah, discharged, 854 
Argyle, district, committee, resolution of, 

657 
Arms, committee to make return of, 211 
Arms and ammunition, received by offi- 
cers to be returned, 600; meeting to 
report on, 1012; stored in house of 
Margaret Van Antwerp, 1019; pay- 
ments for balls, 1034, 1080; request 
for, 1117. 5ee also Powder 
Arnold, Ale, accounts, 993 
Arnold, Benedict, colonel, letter to, 59; 
request for provisions, stores etc., 77; 
letters from, 88, 89; appointed to 
command at Ticonderoga, 94; com- 
pany raised at request of, 147; pris- 



oners sent by, 825 ; letter to referred 
to, 1117; mentioned, 62, 78 

Arnold, Eli, complaint about, 907 

Ashers, Chapman, discharged from con- 
finement, 775 

Ashly, James, to wait upon General 
Schuyler. 570 

Ashman, Justus, member for Saratoga, 
248. 261. 280. 778 

Ashton, James, major, member for Cam- 
bridge, 27, 421, 624, 783; elected 
quarter master, 379; appointed first 
major, 414 

Asold (Hashold), Frederick WilHam, 
saddlers tools in possession of, I 1 42 ; 
appeared before board, 1 1 43 

Assembly, see General Assembly 

Assistants, aldermen and constables, elec- 
tion of, 847 

Association, see General Association 

Association Company, petition of, 524 

Averil, Isaac, elected lieutenant, 333 

Avery, Elisha (Elijah), sale of hides 
conducted by, 545; to furnish pro- 
visions to regiment, 592; order to, for 
provisions for prisoners, 597; letter 
from referred to, 596 

Axes, need of, 812 

Aylesworth, Benjamin, charges against 
Evert Midden, 1123 

Aylesworth (Alesworth). Philip, sent to 
jail, 603; accused of disloyalty, 622 

Ayres, John, captain, appeared before 
board, 560 



B 



I ACKER, John, examined, 1128 

Bacon. Phineas. goods to be replaced, 
804 

Bacon, Samuel, handbill published by, 
258; member for Saratoga, 288 

Bail, no member to give bail for any 
disaffected person, 454 

Baker, Benjamin, proposals for making 
saltpetre, 1 74 ; complaint against, 
568; to pay Fryer, 568; refusal to 
pay fine, 569; Captain Lansingh to 
levy on his property, 609; mentioned, 
196 

Baker, John Ram, accounts, 992 

Baker, William, fraudulent bill signed 
by. 692 

Baldwin. Alexander, captain, supplies 
for company. 64; appointed captain 
of ranger company, 519; rank. 520; 



1186 



Index 



payments to, 525, 561, 583; money 
for company, 547, 552, 561 ; draft 
in favor of, 551; directions to com- 
pany, 551; powder for, 553, 569; 
guns for, 553; complaint about, 562, 
564; to apprehend certain persons, 
567; granted leave to go home, 569; 
to be given names of escaped prisoners, 
571 ; ordered to guard prisoners, 581 ; 
to arrest Michel, 597; pay billet of 
company audited, 603 ; to arrest Abra- 
ham C. Cuyler, 610; rangers, reHef 
from garrison duty, 630; rangers to 
join General Clinton's brigade, 636; 
pay and billet roll of his company, 
636, 679; rangers ordered to Ticon- 
deroga, 677; petition to march to Ti- 
conderoga granted, 678; part of com- 
pany refuse to march to Ticonderoga, 
681 ; affidavit of, 892; to pay Marte 
C. Van Buren, 957; accounts, 972, 
975, 985 

Baldwin, Cornelius, to appear before 
board, 947 

Baldwin, Hezekiah, captain, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; supplies for, 6 1 , 
118; payments to, 63, 118; ordered 
to stop at Fort George, 66; requests 
money for company, 88; warrants and 
instructions for, 121; letter to regard- 
ing muster rolls, 1 38 ; order from, 
199; appointed captain, 271 ; petition 
of, 359; on committee to consider 
resolution on defaulters, 626; mem- 
ber for Kings district, 628; letter from 
referred to, 153 

Ball, Johannis (Johanats), signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for Scho- 
harie and Duanesborough, 28; pow- 
der for, 187, 188; payments by, 274; 
member for Schoharie, 421, 619, 
778; accounts, 989 

Ball, John, appointed second lieutenant, 
343; proposed appointment, to fill va- 
cancy, 346 

Ball, Peter, elected quartermaster, 261 

Balls, see Arms and ammunition 

Ballston (Ballstown, Balltown, Bals- 
town) district, committee of, letter re- 
lating to, 68; letters from, 84, 85, 
1 095 ; appointment, 9 1 ; members, 9 1 , 
210, 280, 288, 300, 444, 619, 781, 
898; return of field officers, 249; 
number of members, 281 ; proceedings 
presented to board, 334; willing to 



attend this committee, 337; vote on 
distribution of powder, 448; ammuni- 
tion for, 451 ; militia from, 464; pay- 
ments to, 465 ; request for additional 
members granted, 474; militia, one- 
half to remain at home, 581 ; men for 
scouting in woods, 676; members ap- 
pear before board, 688 ; letter sent to, 
1036; letter to, 1087; letters from re- 
ferred to, 136, 740, 745, 750, 960 

Bancker (Banker), Flores, major, sig- 
nature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4 ; 
member for Rensselaer Manor, 287, 
420, 619, 778, 895; motion by, 374, 
446; informed board of dispute about 
privates, 382; to examine Samuel Hol- 
stead, 414; on committee to settle dis- 
pute, 418; to report on distribution of 
powder, 448 ; to examine papers of 
John Duncan, 454; to examine Sim- 
eon Covil, 530; company mentioned, 
557; appeared before board, 758; 
commissioner for disposal of estates of 
disaffected persons, 794 ; informed 
board of disaffected persons, 799; 
letter from referred to, 559; men- 
tioned, 391 

Bancker (Banker), Gerard, letters from 
referred to, 497 

Bancker (Banker), Thomas Brower, 
commission as captain, 1 032 ; ap- 
pointed captain, 1 045 ; prisoners de- 
livered by, 1 089 ; to send men to Lake 
George, 1 09 1 ; application for boards, 
1096 

Banker, see Bancker 

Bany, , handbill relating to, 258 

Barber, John, accounts, 966 

Barclay (Bercley), John, captain, sig- 
nature to oath of secrecy, I ; sub- 
scriber to General Association, 3 ; ap- 
pointed captain, 25 ; member for first 
ward Albany, 287, 298, 299, 300, 
420, 618, 777, 895; appointed 
chairman of committee, 327, 618, 
779, 896; to consider case of Evert 
Seeger's son, 467; to superintend 
election of deputies, 467; guns in cus- 
tody of, 549; powder for, 576; on 
committee to issue orders and furnish 
militia with arms, 578; payments to, 
591, 605; absent from meeting, 606; 
on committee to attend Indian treaty, 
925; accounts, 967, 971, 980, 985. 



Index 



1187 



997; letters to, 1089. 1092; men- 
tioned, 581. 651 

Bardon (Bordon), John, liberated from 
confinement, 679 

Barhuyt (Barhite), Nicholas, appointed 
second lieutenant. 1 045 

Barker, James, member for Coxsackie 
and Catskill, 28; return made by. 
113; on committee to answer request 
from Cambridge, 114; to prepare let- 
ter to Provincial Congress, 187 

Barnet, Coenradt, prisoner, discharged, 
506 

Barns, Dan. elected second lieutenant. 
500 

Barns, John, warrants and instructions 
for, 120 

Barracks, repairs, 265, 266, 270, 286. 
293, 307. 394, 396, 913, 919; 
money for repair of. 275, 358; pro- 
visions for, 311; committee to audit 
accounts of reparation, 339; to fur- 
nish estimate of materials, 560; troops 
quartered in, 923; wanted to quarter 
soldiers, 1 1 36 

Barret, Bartholomew, chosen captain, 
500 

Barret, Thomas, appointed captain, 25 ; 
desires new election of officers, 65 ; 
petition presented by. 282 ; ordered 
to return commission as captain, 431 ; 
refused to sign Association. 436; 
signed the Association, 438; accounts, 
999; mentioned, 437 

Barry, John, ordered not to depart, 810 

Barry & Bloore, accounts, 997 

Bartell, Peter, captain, company of 
militia. 638, 652 

Bartell, Philip, captain, mentioned., 500 

Barten (Bartin), Joseph, discharged 
from confinement, 775; concerned in 
a plot, 1 088 ; prisoner, 1 089 

Barten (Bartin), William, discharged 
from confinement, 775; concerned in 
a plot. 1 088 ; sent to Albany. 1 089 

Bartetts, John, soldiers billeted at house, 
930 

Basick, see Peesink 

Bass, Daniel, information given by, 954 

Basset, Michael, appointed appraiser of 
arms, 406 

Bastedo, Clarey, to be examined. 1039 

Bastian, John, relief for, 1 1 30 

Batchelor. Zephaniah. letter from. 870 

Bates, David, appointed second lieuten- 



ant, 343 ; recommended for lieutenant, 
1048; warrant for, 1052; complaint 
against, 1057; application to resign 
warrant, 1059; dehvered up warrant, 
1060; information given by, 1067; 
mentioned. 410, 1068, 1072. 

Batteaumen, request for. 1 048 ; letter to 
General Schuyler concerning, 1 050, 
1051; overseers, 1052, 1053; in- 
structions for officers of, 1055; peti- 
tion from. 1056; given chance to sign 
Association, 1070; signed the Associa- 
tion. 1071 

Baxter. John, appeared before commit- 
tee on election in Palatine district. 
256. 257 

Baxter, Roger, bond of, 247; paper set- 
ting forth grievances signed by, 257 

Baxter (Baster), Thomas, bond of, 247 

Bay, John, signature to oath of secrecy. 
2 ; subscriber to General Association ; 
3 ; member of the committee. 1 7 ; ap- 
pointed secretary and clerk, 32 ; to 
superintend printing of bills. 98; on 
committee regarding case of Mr Van 
Ness. 114, 146; dissented from reso- 
lutions on Peter \V. Yates, 1 60 ; ac- 
counts of. 243, 247. 397. 837, 978, 
990; member for first ward, Albany, 
280, 287, 298, 299, 300; on com- 
mittee relative to election in Kinder- 
hook, 295 ; to issue orders for pro- 
visions, 314; to print resolutions of 
Continental Congress, 315; to report 
on certain delinquents, 316; to report 
on Mr Hilton's conduct, 321; to ex- 
amine witnesses, 331, 334; to report 
on officers for Colonel Van Schaick's 
regiment, 340; to inspect Captain 
George White's accounts, 349; to an- 
swer letter of Johannis Evertsen, 379; 
to superintendent election for deputies, 
382 ; member of secret committee, 
411; present at meeting of secret com- 
mittee, 411; to assist committee of 
Livingston Manor, 412; on committee 
regarding information of William 
Duer, 416; statement by, 432; to 
report on inventory of Baron de 
Woedtke's effects, 508, 527; pay- 
ments to, 527; mentioned, 713. 

Bayle, Samuel, member for Kings dis- 
trict, 425 

Bayonets, scabbard for, 181; to be de- 
livered by Association Company, 199; 



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Index 



purchase of, 532; delivered to Cap- 
tain Van Dyck, 1026 

Beadle, Michael, recommended for 
quartermaster, 373 

Beardsley, Jehiel, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; member for Hoosick, 895 

Beaten, Mrs, to be sent to the enemy, 
839 

Beck, Caleb, complaint against, 1156 

Becker, Abraham, appointed first lieu- 
tenant, 343; member for Schoharie, 
909 

Becker, Barent, discharged from confine- 
ment, 796 

Becker, David, member for Cambridge, 
624 

Becker, Dirck, mentioned, 543 

Becker, Johanes, jr, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; member for Schoharie, 
619, 778; pow^der to be delivered to, 
656 

Becker, Johannis H., member for Scho- 
harie, 909 

Becker, Jost, elected second major, 261 

Becker, Peter (Peiter), subscriber to 
General Association, 4; member for 
Schoharie, 288, 421 ; to report on 
distribution of pow^der, 448 

Bedell, William, affidavit of, 734 

Bedford, Gunning, mentioned, 201 

Beebe, John, captain, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; member for Kings dis- 
trict, 425, 628; to report on distri- 
bution of powder, 448; draft in favor 
of, 547; to examine and confine dis- 
affected persons, 567; payments to, 
592 ; to examine prisoners, 607, 765 ; 
to consider return of certain persons 
to State, 608; on committee regard- 
ing garrison of Ticonderoga, 677; to 
superintend election of governor, etc., 
at Kings district, 772; accounts, 774; 
appointed commissioner on transporta- 
tion of salt, 890 

Beebe, Martin, captain, appeared before 
board, 734; accounts, 735, 774 

Beebe, Thomas, hearing on charges 
against, 693 

Beeby, Roswell, w^arrants and instruc- 
tions for, 121; appointed second lieu- 
tenant, 271 

Beeckman, Christopher, appearance be- 
fore board, 387; accounts, 995 

Beeckman (Beekman), Gerardus, com- 
plaint about, 351 ; accounts, 982, 998 



Beeckman, John H,, colonel, signature 
to oath of secrecy, 2; member for 
Rensselaerv^yck, 19, 28, 287, 300, 
420, 619, 778, 895; appointed lieu- 
tenant colonel, 264; to hold election 
at Kinderhook, 305 ; to investigate 
charges against Barent Van Der Pool, 
336; to consider return of certain per- 
sons to State, 608; to assist Colonel 
Van Schaick, 654; anonymous letter 
to, 932; requested to send men to ap- 
prehend James Young, 938; letter 
from referred to, 694 

Beeckman, John Jacobus, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4; member for sec- 
ond v^ard, Albany, 82, 280, 287, 
420, 618; on committee regarding 
provisions, 138; to prepare letter to 
Provincial Congress, 187; to adjust 
accounts of board, 240, 295 ; accounts 
of, 242, 684, 977, 980, 982, 986; 
money for repair of barracks in hands 
of, 276; ansv^er to petition regarding 
merchants, 283; to audit accounts 
for reparation of barracks, 286; 
payments by, 286, 293, 327, 338; 
to sign bills of credit, 341 ; to ex- 
amine charges against Sir John John- 
son, 372; to superintend election 
for deputies, 382 ; member of se- 
cret committee, 411; present at meet- 
ing of secret committee, 411; on 
committee regarding information of 
William Duer, 416; on subcommittee 
ko consider letter from Tryon county, 
466; to transact business respecting 
Tryon county tories, 466; to superin- 
tend elections, 491, 613, 709; to 
procure carriages to transport w^ood, 
504; to provide sloop to transport pris- 
oners, 506; to vv^ait on General Schuy- 
ler, 553; to examine payrolls, 614, 
620, 674; on committee on licenses 
for taverns, 694, 706; on standing 
committee regarding conspiracies, 714; 
to examine prisoners, 723, 730; to as- 
sist Colonel Lansing, 737; mentioned, 
663 

Beeckman, John M., captain, signature 
to oath of secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to 
General Association, 4; appointed 
captain, 26; member for third v/ard, 
Albany, 420, 619, 777, 895; to in- 
vestigate policy of Kinderhook district. 



Index 



1189 



445 ; to superintend election of depu- 
ties, 467; on secret committee, 501, 
511; draft on, 551, 552; on com- 
mittee to wait on General Schuyler, 
559; to examine accounts, 569; am- 
munition for, 576, 578; payments to, 
591, 946; to superintendent elections, 
613; to apply for relief concerning 
Continental currency, 686; accounts 
of, 697, 985, 993; on standing com- 
mittee regarding conspiracies, 714; to 
procure wagons and teams, 799; to 
examine William McCrea, 854; ap- 
pointed deputy chairman, 896; re- 
quested to repair barracks, 913; let- 
ter laid before board, 955; mentioned, 
685, 955. 
Beeckman, see also Beekman 
Beekman, Johannis, accounts, 991 
Beekman, Marte, accounts, 993 
Beekman, Roseboom & Rensselaer, ac- 
counts, 971 
Beekman, see also Beeckman 
Bell, John, mentioned, 372 
Bell, Mathew, mentioned, 435 
Bell, Stephen, accounts of, 824, 905, 
915. 973; to have custody of Gilli- 
land, 877 
Bell, Thom.as, letter concerning, 699; 

General Schuyler's opinion on, 700 
Bellinger, Peter, colonel, letter from re- 
ferred to, 437; mentioned, 438 
Bellringer, not exempt from military duty, 

402 
Benedict, Elisha, captain, permit to raise 
a company, 56; referred to, 84; war- 
rants and instructions for, 1 20 ; mem- 
ber for Ballston district, 898 
Benidict, Samuel, to be delivered to Ben- 
jamin and John Warner, 883 
Benjamin, Ebenezer, appointed captain, 

449 
Bennet, Owen, complaints by, 375 
Benneway, Ezekiel, liberated from con- 
finement, 736 
Bennington committee, members from, 
27; formation into companies, 211; 
number of members, 282 ; application 
for salt, 605 ; letter from, 92 ; letters 
from referred to, 433, 468; letter to 
referred to, 589; mentioned, 227, 589 
Bennit, Joseph, affidavit of, 767 
Benson, Egbert, letters from referred to, 

498. 708. 749 
Benson, Richard, accounts, 980 



Benson, Robert, secretary, 1 85 ; letter 
from, 266; letters from referred to, 
636, 813 

Berger, see Berringer 

Berkshire (Mass.) county committee, re- 
quested to deliver proofs of hostile ac- 
tivities, 415; letter from subcommit- 
tee referred to, 11; letter to referred 
to, 819 

Bernard, Coenraedt, to be liberated, 
491 ; to be removed to Coimecticut, 
503 

Beron, Henry, captain, instructions to, 
793 

Berringer (Berger, Beringer), Frederick, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4; 
member for Rensselaer Manor, 19, 
28, 280, 287, 300, 420, 619, 778, 
895; robbery of, 812 

Berrisly, Jehiel, member for Hoosick, 
619 

Berry. William, captain, to give evidence 
against Captain Bush, 624 

Best, Jacob, ensign, appeared before 
board, 638; warrant against stayed, 
639; complaint by, 644; action on 
apphcation of, 652; fines returned to, 
652; resigned as ensign, 664; report 
on. 686; to appear before board. 686 

Bettis. Joseph, member for Ballston, 
445; petition of, 581 

Bettiss, Gilead, reward for apprehend- 
ing. 954 

Betty. William, petition of, 722 

Biddell, , sergeant, mentioned, 

203 

Bigham, Thomas, bail for Humphrey 
Hartgrove, 1 1 30 ; to sign a bond, 
1130 

Bigsby, Jonathan, elected captain, 336 

Billeting troops in city, 923, 924, 930 

Billings, Andrew, letter from referred to, 
850 

Billington, James, affidavit of, 422 

Bills of credit, money to be raised by, 
98, 106; canceling, 176, 239; re- 
ports on, 246, 332, 338; committee 
regarding, 326; signers, 341 

Bingham, James, accounts, 972 

Bixby. Jonathan, appointed captain. 428 

Blackburn. John, letter from referred to, 
1018 

Blacksmiths, accounts, 629 ; master work- 
man needed, 942 



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Index 



Blair, John, member for Cambridge, 27, 
421, 927; appointed lieutenant colo- 
nel, 414 

Blake, John, offered goods for sale, 449 

Blakely, James, prisoners taken by, 842 

Blakely, see also Bleakly 

Blanchard, Ephraim, indented servant, 
enhsting, 381 ; discharged from enlist- 
ment, 381 

Blancker, Ephraim, accused of dis- 
loyalty, 622 

Blankets, order for, 101; purchased for 
troops, 680 

Bleake, John, to go to Boston, 806 

Bleakly, John, refused a pass, 443 

Bleakly (Blakely), Josiah, ordered to 
attend board, 522; to go to Boston, 
806 

Bleecker, , motion by, 437 

Bleecker, , judge, mentioned, 

797 

Bleecker, Henry, subscriber to General 
Association, 3; member of the com- 
mittee, 17; on committee to answer 
speech of Indians, 34, 35, 218; to 
draw up letter to Indians, 58; letter 
to Colonel Guy Johnson, 58; motion 
on supplying carpenters, 101 ; on com- 
mittee regarding provisions, 1 38 ; in- 
terpreter, 1 68 ; to call on Indians, 
195; on committee on canceling bills 
of credit, 240, 246; accounts of, 247; 
on committee on treaty with Indians, 
259; to see Jacob C. Ten Eyck, 279; 
member for Albany, 287, 420, 777; 
on committee relative to election in 
Kinderhook, 295 ; to audit accounts of 
board, 295 ; on committee for recep- 
tion of troops, 311; desired to be ex- 
cused from voting on increased prices 
of merchants, 363; to superintend 
election for deputies, 382; member of 
secret committee, 408; present at meet- 
ing of secret committee, 411; to have 
custody of county records, 433, 455; 
order to requesting attendance at meet- 
tings, 481 ; resigned as member for 
Albany, 490; to superintend election 
of governor etc., at Albany, 772; 
to prepare accounts of board, 798; 
to repair to Schoharie, 815; pass ap- 
plied for to move family, 825 ; letters 
from, 245, 272; letter from referred 
to, 1016 



Bleecker, Jacob, votes for, 421 ; to re- 
pair wells and pumps, 617; member 
for second ward, Albany, 777, 895; 
to provide pots and kettles for use of 
army, 809; accounts, 980 

Bleecker, Jacob, jr, subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4 ; member for sec- 
ond ward, Albany, 287, 300, 420. 
777, 895; desired to be excused from 
voting on increased prices of merchants, 
363; to superintend election, 467, 
491 ; to examine guns, 528; to visit 
Tryon county, 787, 791 ; accounts, 
799 

Bleecker, John James, return made by, 
27, 113; member for Schaghticoke, 
27, 280, 288, 895; motion by, 61 ; 
to confer with Indians at German 
Flats, 108; accounts, 243, 766, 980. 
986; to collect money for poor in 
Boston, 279; deputy to Provincial 
Congress, 291, 294, 391, 475. 
1031; payments to, 292; power to 
represent city and county in Provincial 
Congress, 348; on committee to ex- 
amine accounts of board, 963; let- 
ters from referred to, 504, 521 

Bleecker, John N., signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; appointed clerk, 5 ; mem- 
ber for second ward, Albany, 5, 7. 
8, 40, 280, 287, 619, 777; signs 
letters to supervisors, 6; signs resolu- 
tion appointing deputies to Provincial 
Convention, 1 1 ; signs letter to com- 
mittee for Pittsfield, Mass., 13; to 
draw up letters to Claverack and Kings 
districts, 45, 46; on committee regard- 
ing enlistments in Provincial service, 
51; instructions to, 53; draft of in- 
strument relating to enlistment, 54; 
to receive arms and ammunition from 
Dirck Ten Broeck, 56; to furnish 
supplies for troops, 59, 61, 65, 101, 
112, 114, 118, 119; to issue pro- 
visions, 60; to deliver arms to Mr 
Wendell's servant, 89; to send rum 
to Fort George, 89; to employ wagons 
for transporting provisions, 96; to wait 
on Peter W. Yates, 1 60 ; guns for 
commissary, 176; allowed no com- 
missions, 190; accounts of, 242, 751, 
974, 976. 978; payments to, 282; 
company to guard jail, 489; on com- 
mittee regarding defences, 704; to 
superintend elections in Albany, 709; 



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1191 



to go to Claverack and Kings districts, 
720; to examine prisoners, 723, 730; 
to prepare instructions for Mr Ten 
Broeck, 724; to wait on General 
Gates, 727; to audit accounts of 
board, 728; on committee regarding 
complaints by tenants, 739; pass ap- 
plied for to move family, 825 ; to elect 
aldermen, assistants and constables, 
847; mentioned, 198, 718 

Bleecker, John R., member of the com- 
mittee, I 7 ; on committee to answer In- 
dian chief, 34, 35 ; dismissed from 
being a member, 55; resignation as 
member of committee, 82. 

Bleecker, Rutger, captain, subscriber to 
General Association, 3 ; member for 
second ward, Albany, 5, 7, 287, 299, 
430; complaint by, 83; account of a 
riot at house of Arie Gardoneer, I 40 ; 
company to deliver up guns, 1 79 ; to 
collect money for poor in Boston, 279, 
374; to examine witnesses, 320; to 
draw up instructions to representatives 
in General Assembly, 321; to report 
on Mr Hilton's conduct, 32 1 ; ap- 
pointed on committee, 323; to re- 
port on certain anonymous paper, 325 ; 
on committee regarding bills of credit, 
326; appointed a delegate, 348; 
orders company under arms, 354; on 
committee regarding appointment of 
Gerardus Cluet as captain, 360; to 
recommend cultivation of hemp, flax 
and wool, 396; accounts, 397, 994; 
to assist committee of Livingston 
Manor, 412; votes for, 421; to re- 
port on raising troops, 448 ; report on 
levying troops, 450; to deliver records 
of city and county to new committee, 
455; on committee regarding paper 
currency and military accounts, 461 ; 
to muster men for Canada service, 
465; to superintend election, 491; 
to examine persons not having a pass, 
493; to appraise guns taken from Pem- 
berton, 505; motion by, 505; to pre- 
pare letter to Governor Trumbull, 
506; to report on sale of tea, 515; 
to examine James Stewart, 517; to 
examine prisoners, 607, 613; to 
consider return of certain persons to 
State, 608; appointed firemaster, 617; 
mentioned, 303, 305 

Blessing, Frederick, to be liberated from 



confinement, 842 ; taken prisoner, 
1116 

Eleven (Bliven), John, appeared before 
committee on election in Palatine dis- 
trict, 256, 257 

BHss, Abraham, appointed ensign, 428 

Bloemendall (Blomendaal), Maes, reso- 
lution on, 900; resolution respecting 
rescinded, 901 ; complaint about, 901 ; 
to appear before board, 90 1 ; accounts, 
605, 970 

Bloodgood, Abraham, to rent house of 
James Mather, 835 ; accounts, 998 ; 
mentioned, 842 

Bloodgood, James, accounts, 243, 998; 
to repair pumps, 617; appeared be- 
fore board, 683 

Bloomingdale (Bloemendaal), Albertus, 
payments to, 643; accounts, 970 

Bloore, Joshua, handbill relating to, 258 

Boardman, John, sent to jail, 603; ac- 
cused of disloyalty, 622 

Boards, to be purchased for army, 537; 
committee to purchase, 714; need of, 
834, 847, 864; resolution on pro- 
curing, 911; prices, 917; request for, 
1138 

Bogardus, Ephraim P., to be appre- 
hended, 807; letter in behalf of, 831 

Bogardus, Schebolet, jr, arrested, 713; 
sent to court martial, 764; liberated 
from confinement, 848 

Bogart, see Bogert 

Boge, Henry I., mentioned, 694 

Bogelon, John, letter from referred to, 
26 

Bogert (Bogart), Abraham, complaints 
of robbery of tan pit, 593; examina- 
tion of negro servant, 650 

Bogert, Barent, complaints of robbery 
of tan pits, 593 

Bogert, Hendrick, accounts, 992 

Bogert (Bogart), Henry I., signature to 
oath of secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4; member for first 
ward, Albany, 5, 7, 8, 280. 341. 
619, 777. 895; dissented from ac- 
tion on appointing deputies, 9; mem- 
ber of the committee, 1 7 ; to take in- 
ventory of supplies at Ticonderoga, 
39; to examine powder at city maga- 
zine, 41 ; report, 41 ; to supervise 
stores at Fort George, 44; instruc- 
tions to, 53; rum to be delivered to, 
89; Captain Visscher to deliver blank- 



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Index 



ets to, 118; payments to, 292, 904; 
to enquire concerning enemy activities, 
369; to rate price of merchandise, 
384; to procure white pine logs, 498; 
on committee regarding conveyance of 
troops, 624; to examine accounts for 
w^ood, 646; to procure blankets, 648, 
680; to examine and sound the river, 
706; to purchase lumber, 710; on 
committee regarding complaints by 
tenants, 739; to take certain persons 
to prison, 792; accounts, 808, 881, 
886, 903; appointed chairman pro 
tern, 831 ; to be paid for sloop, 834; 
to superintend election, 893; letter 
from referred to, 853; letter to re- 
ferred to, 854; mentioned, 119, 657 

Bogert (Bogart), Isaac, appointed sec- 
ond Heutenant, 343, 350; mentioned, 
427 

Bogert (Bogart), Isaac, collections for 
poor in Boston, 60, 279, 399; pay- 
ments to, 279; order in favor of, 399; 
accounts, 980 

Bogert, Peter, accounts, 993 

Bolack, Bernard, concerned in robbery, 
813 

Bolster, William, discharged from con- 
finement, 784 

Bomp, Benjamin, prisoner, 1 089 

Bond, Dick, and son, charges against, 
1101 

Boon (Bone, Bowen, Bown), Peter, 
to be taken to Albany, 199-200; 
prisoner, letter from committee of 
Tryon county relating to, 220; found 
guilty of hostility to American cause, 
244 ; should be returned to Tryon 
county, 245; mentioned, 197, 229 

Bordon, see Bardon 

Borghart (Burgart), Lambert, member 
for Kinderhook, 421 ; refused to sign 
Association, 423 

Borst (Burch, Burst), Jost, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for Scho- 
harie, 288, 421, 619 

Borst, Peter, information about, 1118 

Bortle, Philipp, captain, dispute about 
a soldier, 325 

Boskerk, Lourance, report on, 446 

Bosley, Joseph, member for Hoosick dis- 
trict, 789 

Boston, donations for the poor in, 9,31, 
60, 63, 82, 100, 279, 374, 399, 
401, 833, 1034, 1073, 1080, 1081, 



nOl, 1102, 1104, 1135; report of 
attack on, 1 35 ; donation of wheat, 
1025; flour for, 1104 

Boston committee of safety, letter to, 
1 8 ; letter to referred to, 1 080 

Bostwick, Elijah, elected captain, 333; 
company, pay, billeting and mileage 
rolls, 750; member for Kings district, 
781 ; accounts, 972 

Bovie, Peter, carpenter, to go to Ticon- 
deroga, 1 60 

Boyd, John, complaint about, 351, 400; 
selling tea at high prices, 428; action 
on his case, 428; tea in possession of, 
522; affidavits against, 533; in jail, 
533; petition of, 534; signed new 
Association, 534; to be discharged, 
534; accounts, 998, 999 

Boyd, John, jr, appeared before board, 
400; petition of, 438; again taken 
into favor, 438 

Boyd, William, goods to be replaced, 
804 

Braan (Crane), Loderwick, complaint 
against John Saunders, 1111; men- 
tioned, 1118 

Bradshaw, William, member for Sara- 
toga, 421 

Bradt (Bratt), Aaron, sent to board on 
account of sickness, 541 ; certificate 
given to, 541 ; accounts, 694 

Bradt, Aaron J., accounts, 971 

Bradt (Bratt), Anthony A., to sell salt, 
512 

Bradt (Bratt), Anthony B., accounts, 
458, 971 

Bradt (Bratt), Anthony E., member of 
the committee, 1 7 ; payments to, 285 ; 
to fortify powder magazine, 491 ; to 
procure carriages to transport wood, 
504; accounts, 993 

Bradt (Bratt), Arent, appointed keeper 
of tory jail, 468; order to, 470; ac- 
counts of, 784, 994, 996, 997 

Bradt (Bratt), Barnardus, accounts, 
999 

Bradt (Bratt), Daniel B. (Daniel), 
lieutenant colonel, member for Sin- 
kaick and Hoosick district, 27, 83, 
789; return of Association for his 
district, 83; elected lieutenant colonel, 
250; report on election of officers, 
363; dispute on election of officers 
in his company, 373; petition against, 
520; appeared before board, 531 ; 



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1193 



complaint against, 568; to appear be- 
fore board, 569, 740; liberated, 842; 
letter from, 227 

Bradt (Bratt), Gerrit, complaint against, 
1102 

Bradt (Bratt), Gerrit Teunise, elected 
first lieutenant, 364 

Bradt (Brat, Bratt), Mrs Huberty, sub- 
committee to wait on, 1047; statement 
regarding her husband, 1 048, 1107 

Bradt (Bratt), John, member for 
Schaghticoke, 895 

Bradt (Bratt), John A., captain, ap- 
pointed captain, 343; absent since fil- 
ing captain's warrant for, 378; mem- 
ber for Schenectady, 443, 1069; to 
report on distribution of powder, 448; 
appointed captain of rangers, 519; 
rank of captain, 520; payments to, 
525, 572; to be given names of es- 
caped prisoners, 571 ; to arrest dis- 
affected persons in Coxsackie district, 
585; pay roils to be examined, 597, 
598; pay roll of company, 598, 636, 
673, 677; company of rangers to join 
General Clinton's brigade, 636; 
ordered to Ticonderoga, 677; com- 
pany, orders to, 682, 705 ; accounts, 
972, 985; recommended for captain, 
1019, 1047, 1048; plan for raising 
a company of militia, 1 025 ; warrant 
for, 1052; complaint against by a 
soldier, 1084; tavern Hcense for, 
1090; meetings at house of, 1098, 
1152; affidavit against John Grig, 
1113; length of service, 1 1 60 ; letters 
from referred to, 6 1 6, 682 ; men- 
tioned, 529, 597, 647, 698, 707, 
1059, 1106. 1153, 1157 

Bradt (Bratt), John (S.), charges for 
a scythe, 1154, 1155 

Bradt, Margaret, mentioned, 1152 

Bradt, Myndert, mentioned, 1152 

Bradt (Bratt), Peter, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 1 ; complaint about certain 
persons, 35 1 ; member for Rensselaer 
Manor, 619, 778, 895; on commit- 
tee to attend with Colonel Nicoll, 714; 
to examine prisoners, 730; to examine 
Vander Zee, 738; to procure pots and 
kettles for use of army, 809; com- 
plaint about Maes Bloemandall, 901 ; 
to inquire concerning tavern-keepers 
and inn holders, 958 



Bradt (Bratt), Peter B., discharged 
from confinement, 599 

Bradt (Bratt), Staats, discharged from 
confinement, 599 

Bradt (Brat, Bratt), Teunis (Tunis), 
carpenter, to go to Ticonderoga, 160; 
accounts, 980, 993 

Brandt, Joseph, Indians plan invasion 
under command of, 150 

Bratt, see Bradt 

Brechan, Thomas, complaint about, 499 

Breese, see Bries 

Breese, Nicholas, appointed ensign, 449 

Brevoort, Henry, member for Half 
Moon, 421 

Bridges, to be put in repair, 868 

Bries (Breese), Henry, member for 
Hoosick district, 420, 789 

Briggs, John, sent to jail, 603; accused 
of disloyalty, 622 

Brink, Alexander, lieutenant, warrants 
and instructions for, 1 20 

Brommer, Peter, accounts, 984 

Bronck, John L,, elected second major, 
250; member for Coxsackie, 288, 
300, 420; to examine statement of 
Kinderhook committee, 423; to report 
on distribution of powder, 448 

Bronck (Bronk), Leonard (Leendert), 
chosen second lieutenant, 332; pay 
roll, 881 ; accounts, 972 

Bronck, Peter, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; member for Coxsackie, 
619, 778, 895 

Bronck, Philip, captain, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2; member for Cox- 
sackie, 288, 299, 619, 778, 895; 
accounts, 696; mentioned, 332 

Bronck (Bronk), Richard (Reitgert), 
signature to oath of secrecy, 2; sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4; 
member for Coxsackie, 420, 619, 
778, 895; accounts, 910, 972 

Bronk, see Bronck 

Brono, Peter, put in confinement, 912 

Brooks, John, captain, men sent in quest 
of, 560; discharged from confinement, 
563; mentioned, 576 

Brooks, Philip, sent to prison, 792 

Brouwer, Cornelis, accounts, 980 

Brower, Jellis, to notify soldiers on choos- 
ing officers, 1043 

Brower families, appeal for help, 570; 
to be cared for, 592 



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Index 



Brown (Brawn), Abraham, complaint 
against, 1 132, 1 133 

Brown, John, complaint against Eliza- 
beth Robeson, 1141; resolution on 
complaint of, 1 1 44 

Brown, John, refused a pass, 1 1 06 

Brown, John, colonel, letter from re- 
ferred to and reply, 1 3 ; letter de- 
livered by, 31; certificate of, 854; 
accounts, 977 

Brown, Luther, handbill published by, 
258 

Brown, Richard, ought to be kept under 
guard, 408 

Brown, Thomas, apf>ointed first lieu- 
tenant, 476; captain, 500 

Brown, Thomas, member for Ballston, 
444, 898 

Brown, Thomas, member for Hoosick, 
619, 895 

Brown, Thomas, complaint against, 874 

Brown, William, member for Cambridge 
district, 927 

Bruce, Mrs Jude, permit granted to, 
639 

Brush, Nathan, member for Bennington 
district, 27; mentioned, 227 

Bryant, Alexander, member for Sara- 
toga, 42 1 ; affidavit against Thomas 
Waters, 926 

Buck, Daniel, member for Kings district, 
781 

Budd, Dr Daniel, member for Schoharie 
and Duanesborough, 5, 8, 28; pay- 
ments to, 264; accounts, 976, 978 

Buel, , major, discharged from con- 
finement, 657 

Buffington, Benjamin, affidavit of, 669 

Bullis, Thomas, put in confinement, 9 1 2 

Bunker Hill, battle of, letter from Pro- 
vincial Congress of Massachusetts re- 
garding, 1 I 6 

Burch, , to be paid for tinman's 

tools, 820 ; to be paid for wire, 830 

Burch, Jost, see Borst, Jost 

Burch, Samuel, pass given to, 440; men- 
tioned, 440 

Burck, Daniel, elected second major, 255 

Burgart, Lambert, see Borghart 

Burghart, Hendrick, took oath. 769 

Burghers' night watch, see Watch 

Burgoyne, John, general, mentioned, 
846. 860, 897. 1122 

Burhans, Henry, to appear before board, 
705 



Burhngton, Reuben, member for Kings 
district, 425 

Burn, William, put in confinement, 912 

Burr, Gideon, to attend the committee, 
765 

Burst, Jost, see Borst, Jost 

Burton, William, brought before board, 
1036 

Bush, Daniel, captain, to be arrested, 
624 

Bush, Hooper, complaint against Mar- 
garet Van Slike, 1 1 34 

Butler, Edmund, accounts of, 824, 980 

Butler, Mary, examination of, 564 

Butler, Thomas, application for libera- 
tion refused, 452 

Butler, Walter, Indians plan invasion 
under command of, 150; request of 
his mother refused, 879; his liberation 
recommended, 881 

Buys, John, robbed John Kelly, 821 

CADMUS, Cornelius, to deliver salt 
to Lieutenant Spencer, 605 ; salt for, 
606; mentioned, 601 

Cady, Ebenezer, appointed first lieu- 
tenant, 449 

Cady, Palmer, appointed ensign, 449 

Caghnawaga (Cagnawago, Cagnuago, 
Caughnawaga, Caghnawago) , com- 
mittee of, payment for balls, 1 034 ; 
letters from referred to, 540, 574, 
669, 757, 780, 792 

Caghnawaga (Caghnuaga) Indians, re- 
ported warhke activities, 93; referred 
to, 110, 127, 226; speech of Stock- 
bridge Indians, 1 29 ; speech to Stock- 
bridge Indians, 1 30 ; endeavor to save 
Abram Nimham and others from Brit- 
ish officers, 131; active in preventing 
incursions of other Indian nations, 155. 
5ee also Canadian Indians 

Cagnahew, Reuben, (Indian) referred 
to, 182 

Caldwell, Rev. , statement about 

troops under Colonel Dayton. 4 1 

Caldwell, James, order to buy soap from, 
100; requests letter to Council of 
Safety, 81 1 ; accounts, 974, 991, 994 

Caldwell, John, to appear before board, 
418 

Caldwell, Joseph, excused from military 
service, 897; accounts, 999 

Calellen, Patrick, to be apprehended, 
807 



Index 



1195 



Calf, John, liberated from confinement, 

739 
Cambridge, corporation of, return for, 

27, 112; request from inhabitants, 
114; answer to request, 114; number 
of members, 282 ; report on p>etition 
of John McClung, 343 

Cambridge district committee, members, 

28, 112, 288, 326, 343, 421, 452, 
624, 783, 927; number of members, 
282, 413; wiUing to attend this com- 
mittee, 337; new election, 337, 901 ; 
petition from, 339; division hne, 347; 
militia of corporation and district 
joined, 349; field officers, 378, 413, 
487; district and corporation joined, 
413; new officers, commissions, 4 1 8, 
429; ammunition for, 435, 448, 451 ; 
militia from, 464, 475; payments to, 
465 ; petition regarding Simeon Covill, 
542; accounts for apprehending Sim- 
eon Covill, 543; to levy on goods of 
Peter Miller, 543; consideration of 
papers from, 937; letters from re- 
ferred to, 718, 935; letter to, 208 

Cambridge district, see also Quasakoke 

Campbell (Cambel, Camble, Campbel), 
Alexander, discharged, 414, 1095; 
unfriendly conduct, 458; refused to 
sign Association, 458; to be confined 
in tory jail, 458; to be removed to 
Connecticut, 503; opinion of commit- 
tee on release of, 634; took oath of 
allegiance, 764, 1100; instructions 
for, 779; to appear before commis- 
sioners at Fishkill, 1 085 ; arrested, 
1095; suspected hostility, 1099 

Campbell (Camble), Archibald, ap- 
pointed firemaster, 61 7; accounts, 991 

Campbell, Daniel, took oath of alle- 
giance, 764; apprehended, 816; to 
apply to Council of Safety for release 
of certain persons, 861 ; purchase of 
gunpowder from, 1010, 1012; letter 
to Albany committee regarding, 1 024 ; 
Albany committee declines giving ad- 
vice, 1 024 ; sent for, 1 024 ; permitted 
to go to Canada, 1024; recommenda- 
tion from board refused, 1 063 ; letter 
to, 1063; suspected hostihty, 1099; 
has taken oath required, 1 1 00 ; reso- 
lution concerning, 1111; complaint 
against, 1120; produced an agree- 
ment between him and Alford, 1121; 
letters from referred to, 866, 1 063 
38 



Campbell, Dugall, to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 503; accounts, 988 

Campbell, Duncan, to be apprehended, 
756 

Campbell, John, member for Tryon 
county, 478; letter from referred to, 
574 

Campbell, Patrick, appointed ensign, 
343; resigned, 378 

Canada, raising a regiment in, in the 
King's service, 208 

Canada mail, intercepted, 40; report on 
examination of letters, 42 

Canadian Indians, speech of Oneidas and 
Tuscaroras on, 122; efforts to induce 
them to side with regulars, 155; gen- 
eral congress with at Oswegatchie, 
155; warlike attitude, 169, 172; to 
meet at Albany, 202. See also Cagh- 
nawaga Indians 

Canadian prisoners, apply for hberty, 
276 

Canadians, information of Colonel John- 
son respecting, 24 

Canajoharie (Canajoharry) , members 
from committee admitted to debates of 
board, 48 

Canaut, John, appointed overseer of bat- 
teaumen, 1053 

Cannon, transportation, 352, 899, 910, 
941; need of, 704 

Canoot, Isaac, minute man, 1078 

Cantine (Contine), Peter, member for 
Claverack, 28, 250, 288, 645; letter 
from referred to, 749; mentioned, 83, 
84, 235 

Cantine, Peter, jr. resolution received, 
914; letter from, 1 33 ; letter from re- 
ferred to, 850 

Captains, to fine persons refusing to do 
duty on guard or watch, 493 

Carbine, Francis, mentioned, 432 

Carlton, Governor Guy, reports on by 
Mr Hay, 91, 93; endeavors to incite 
Indians to war, 127; reports concern- 
ing his activities, 156 

Carny, Thomas, appeared before board, 
720 

Carpenter, E. Z., publication by, 1007 

Carpenter, Samuel, appointed ensign, 
343; declined service, 363 

Carpenters, request for, 149; list of per- 
sons engaged, 160; engaged to go to 
Lake George, 1052; must sign Gen- 
eral Association, 1053, 1070, 1072; 



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Index 



appeared before board, 1053; articles 
signed by, 1 054 ; some have not signed 
Association, I 069 

Carr, Caleb, sent back to Stephentown, 
353 

Carriages, need of, 815, 822 

Carter, Jacob, unfriendly conduct, 388; 
bond delivered up, 432 

Cartwright, Richard, meetings at house 
of, 5, 7. 8, 14, 15, 17, 159; pay- 
ments to, 279; oath of allegiance of- 
fered to, 758-61; petition of, 855; 
accounts, 975. 997; mentioned, 154, 
210, 213, 278, 317 

Cartwright, Richard, jr, letter inter- 
cepted from, 671 ; to enter into secur- 
ity for good behaviour, 672 

Carvin, James, deserter, to be arrested, 
611 

Cashady, Luke, payments to, 19 

Casper, Peter, appointed captain, 449 

Casselman, John, discharged from con- 
finement, 790 

Casselman, John, jr, discharged from 
confinement, 790 

Catskill (Cats Kill, Katskill), members 
from, 28, 145 

Cattle, purchase, 584; requisition for 
pasture granted, 833; to be sold, 847; 
complaint of prices, 1157; resolution 
on buying, 1 1 58 

Cenniff, see Kenniff 

Certificate required of persons before set- 
tling in this city or county, 364 

Chace, Seth, sent to tory jail, 586 

Chadwick, Asa, affidavit concerning Sir 
John Johnson, 357 

Chairman, John, complaint against, 
1139; appeared before board, 1139 

Chapman, Daniel, discharged, 801 

Charles, William, willing to sign test, 
310 

Charlestown, engagement at, 99, 184; 
burning of, letter from Provincial Con- 
gress of Massachusetts regarding, 1 1 6 

Charlotte county, officers for regiment, 
343; officers of a battalion, 478; for- 
mer name of Washington county, 612 
(note) ; resolutions of committee, 657, 
954; families from, assistance given 
to. 960 

Cherry (Charry) Valley, letter from 
Rev. Samuel Kirkland, 86 

Cherry Valley, committee of, letter from, 
144; letter to, 144 



Chesnut, Alexander, accounts of, 242, 
977, 993 

Childs, Increase, captain, requested to 
disperse tories, 1115; returned with 
prisoners, 1116 

Childs (Chiles), Increase, member for 
Kmgs district, 898 (erroneously 
printed Ballston) 

Childs (Child), Issachar (Issacher), 
conveyance of letters, 609; accounts 
of, 647, 971 ; lot occupied by, 830 

Chimney sweeper, wages, 635 

Chimney viewers, appointment of, 861 

Chittenden (Chittendon, Chittington) , 
Benjamin, lieutenant, complaint 
against, 83; warrants and instructions 
for, 120; payments to, 137; accused 
of rioting, 1 40 ; appointed first lieu- 
tenant, 271 

Christiaen, a negro, examination of, 650 

Church, , complained of a theft, 

1102 

Church, clerk of, not exempt from mili- 
tary duty, 402 

City Hall, meeting at, 26, 27, 31 

City watch, see Watch 

Clark, , lieutenant, complaint to the 

board, 1 1 36 

Clark Mathew, (Matthias), tavern li- 
cense for, 1 090 ; appeared before 
board, 1121; complaint against Van 
Vorst, 1123; mentioned, 1129 

Clark, Nathan, member for Bennington 
district, 27; return by, 27; mentioned, 
227 

Clarke, Jeremiah, member for Cam- 
bridge. 28 

Clarke (Clark), Joseph, on committee 
to regulate price of salt, 540; to in- 
vestigate dispute between two compan- 
ies, 556; to examine and confine dis- 
affected persons, 567; to consider re- 
turn of certain persons to State, 608 ; 
accounts, 630; member for Claverack, 
645 

Clarke, Patrick, payments to, 286; ac- 
counts, 980, 999 

Claus, Thomas, heirs of referred to, 
1139 

Clauw, Andrew F., affidavits of, 796, 
800 

Clauw, John W., request for release 
from confinement, 671 

Clauw (Claw. Klaw), William, affi- 
davits of, 480; member for Kinder- 



Index 



1197 



hook, 896; letter from referred to, 
482 

Claverack district, committee, members, 
8, 28, 280, 288, 300, 645, 778, 
896; petition from, 83; returns for, 
I 14, 474; memorial of George Smith, 
232; dispute on election of militia offi- 
cers, 235; additional members to be 
elected, 236; memorial regarding new 
election, 250; divided into two bat- 
talions, 254; return of field officers, 
254, 336, 390, 428, 500, 662; 
number of members, 281 ; proceedings 
laid before board, 303, 322, 665 ; 
petition of persons desiring to join east 
regiment, 315; list of promotions, 
315; proceedings on report of 
petition of forty-four persons ap- 
proved, 323; certain matters presented 
to board, 325 ; consideration of anony- 
mous paper, 325, 326; to take Chris- 
tiaen Cooper to jail, 336; to arrest sus- 
pected persons in Livingston Manor, 
336; willing to attend this committee, 
337; complaint about John Salsbury, 
337, 339; resolutions of board re- 
garding companies of militia, 338; pe- 
tition from, relating to regiment of 
Colonel van Rensselaer, 380 ; state- 
ment on Jacob Carter, 388; officers 
in a minute company, 390 ; report on 
Lourance Boskerk, 446; vote on dis- 
tribution of powder, 448; ammunition 
for, 45 1 ; new election to be held, 
453; militia from, 464, 475, 476; 
payments to, 465 ; requested not to 
dispose of salt, 554; powder for, 582; 
no person to be inoculated in, 640; 
to report regarding election of ensign, 
664; report on Jacob Best, 686; mil- 
itia called out to quell insurrection, 
75 1 ; superintendent of elections at, 
772; express to, 784; to order men, 
who have removed from city, to return 
home, 819; to report on disposal of 
effects seized by, 903 ; to procure 
boards, 911; to assist in procuring 
sleighs, 914; extract from minutes, 
1005; letters to referred to, 45, 46, 
407, 718, 731, 853; letter from, 
133; letters from referred to, 322, 
494, 728, 743, 841 ; mentioned, 766 

Clement, Janet, not to sell, buy or trade, 
874 

Clement, Lewis, to be taken to Albany, 



199; to be kept at Albany, 200; 
prisoner, letter from committee of 
Tryon county relating to, 220; found 
guilty of hostility to American cause, 
244; should be returned to Tryon 
county, 245; mentioned, 197, 229 
Clench, see Clinch 

Clifton Park, tories in, 1086, 1087 
Clinch (Clench), Robert, took oath of 
allegiance, 764; meeting at house of, 
1009; charges against, no action 
taken, 1046; suspected hostility, 
1 099 ; has taken oath required, 1 1 00 ; 
applied for license to keep an inn, 
1103 
Clint, John, confined, 917; liberated 

from confinement, 923 
Clinton, George, Governor, member of 
Continental Congress, letter signed by, 
38; ranging companies to join his 
brigade, 636; instructions from, 821 ; 
arrival in city, 832; letter laid before 
board, 870; orders from, 924; letters 
from referred to, 649, 843, 940, 
952; letters to referred to, 912, 937, 
943, 949, 962; mentioned, 831, 930, 
939 
Clinton, Sir Henry, letters to referred 

to, 854; mentioned, 954 
Clock, Jacob, see Klock, Jacob 
Clock, Jacob T., signature, 1 1 38 
Cluet, Gerardus (Gadus), captain, sig- 
nature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; election 
as captain valid, 315; appeared be- 
fore board, 335 ; part of his company 
refuse to obey orders, 335, 355; fine 
levied on one of his company, 356, 
361 ; discontent upon appointment, 
360; decision on election, 372; re- 
signed commission as captain, 372; 
member for Half Moon, 421, 621, 
778, 895; on committee to examine 
blacksmith's accounts, 629; men- 
tioned, 309, 332 
Cluet, Johannis, affidavit of, 734 
Cluet, John, appointed clerk to commit- 
tee, 55 
Cluet, John, jr, to be liberated, 437 
Cluet, John J., refused to sign Associa- 
tion, 435 ; signed the new Association, 
438; appeared and took oath, 762; 
application to board not granted, 860; 
letter from referred to, 762 
Clute, Jacob, overseer of highways. 



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1 086 ; to impress wagons, 1 1 09 ; 
bearer of letter, 1110 
Clute, John, captain, deserter from his 

company, 1116 
Clute, John T. (F.), statement by, 
1011; elected constable, 1086; com- 
plaint by, 1106; warrant to arrest 
John Saunders, 1112; takes oath as 
constable, 1 1 35 
Clyde, a shoemaker, suspected hostility, 

410 
Clyde, Samuel, letter from referred to, 

340 
Cobb, Ebenezer, accounts, 724 
Cobb, Joshua, accounts, 724 
Coe, John, letter from referred to, 429 
Coeyman, Mrs Charlotte, complaint 

against negro, 649 
Cogheu, Reuben, appearance before 

board, 96 
Colden, Cadwallader, Governor, report 
to on Governor Tryon, 69 

Cole, , to be apprehended, 786 

Cole, John, mentioned, 702 
Collier (Collyer), Michael, signed new 
Association, 518; prisoner, disposition 
of, 505 

Collins, , mentioned, 659 

Collins, John, mentioned, 357 
Collins, Tyrannus (Tynans) , captain, 
subscriber to General Association, 3 ; 
member for Ballston, 91, 210, 288, 
898 ; answers for appearance of John 
Man, 349; statement concerning, 688; 
requested to take command of com- 
pany, 689 ; on committee to dispose of 
arms, 785; accounts, 972 
Collyer, see Collier 
Colonels, letters requesting them to march 

to the North, 818 
Colyer, Isaac, discharged, 765 
Commissaries, appointment of, 43, 53, 

76 
Commissioners appointed by Convention, 

to seize tory estates, 755, 756 
Committee of Safety of the Colony of 
New York, see New York, province 
and state, Committee of Safety 
Committee of Safety, Protection and 
Correspondence, Albany, see Albany, 
Committee of Correspondence 
Conan (Conant), Daniel, engaged car- 
penters for Lake George, 1052; to be 
sent for, 1053; refused to go as over- 
seer, 1053 



Concklin, see Conklin 
Conell, John C, complaint of election 
of officers in Half Moon district, 309; 
petition presented to board by, 315 
Confederation formed against the United 

Colonies of America, 4 1 5 
Congress, see Provincial Congress 
Conine (Connyne, Conyne), Phihp, sig- 
nature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; member 
for Coxsackie and Catskill, 28, 1 45 ; 
member for Coxsackie, 288, 299, 
619, 778, 895; to superintend elec- 
tion of governor, etc., at Coxsackie, 
772; mentioned, 839 
Conine (Conyne), Philip, jr. to be ap- 
pointed, 350 
Conine, see also Conyne 
Conkey, Joshua, captain, custody of 

prisoners, 6 1 2 
Conklin, Elias, put in confinement, 918 
Conklin, James, confined. 940 
Conklin (Concklin), John, discharged 
from confinement, 790; confined, 940 
Conklin, John, jr, confined, 940 
Conklin (Concklin), Joseph, discharged 
from confinement, 790; confined, 940 
Conklin, Joseph, jr, confined, 940 
Connaway, John, reward for apprehend- 
ing, 780 
Connecticut, appointment of commissaries 
recommended, 76; application to for 
troops, 78; Governor requested to 
send reinforcements to Crown Point 
and Ticonderoga, 79; request for pro- 
visions, 87. See also Trumbull, Jona- 
than, Governor 
Conner, James, deserter, to be arrested, 

611 
Conner, John, to be taken to Albany, 
199; to be sent to New York, 200; 
mentioned, 203, 206, 229 
Conner (Connor), Lancaster, member 
for Schenectady, 483, 1 1 45 ; elected 
fire-master, 1086; length of service, 
1160 
Conner, Owen, to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 503; accounts, 988 
Conspiracies, committee to inquire into, 
306; resolution on discovering re- 
ferred to, 571 ; suspected, investiga- 
tion of, 712; committee appointed to 
investigate, 714; deputies furnished 
with copies of affidavits, 719; com- 
mittee to cooperate with miHtia re- 
garding, 741 



Index 



1199 



Conspiracies, committee for detecting 
and defeating, resolutions referred to, 
646, 647, 654; letter from referred 
to, 767 
Constables, election of, 847; to take 
oath of office, 906; oath of office, 
1135 
Constitution of the State of New York, 
delay in forming, 558; to be read to 
the public, 1098 

Contagious diseases, places for inoculat- 
ing hospitals, 696. 5ee also Smallpox 

Contine, see Cantine 

Continental Congress, Philadelphia, pro- 
posed appointment of delegates, 7, 9; 
resolutions of, 75 ; money from, for 
payment of debts of Congress and 
committee, 1 85 ; recommendations 
concerning militia, 191; expected dis- 
solution, 257; resolutions to be printed, 
315; resolutions of, 334; letter to re- 
garding Quakers, exempt from military 
duty, 348; resolution referred to, 449; 
appointment of delegates, 674; pro- 
posed appointment of General Schuy- 
ler as delegate, 675 ; letters from, 38, 
78, 126; letter from referred to, 
456: letter to, 93; letters to referred 
to, 356, 366, 435 

Convention of the State of New York, 
see New York, province and state. 
Convention of the State of New York 

Conway, Thomas, general, furnished with 
copy of resolutions, 924; letter to re- 
ferred to, 95 1 ; letter from referred 
to, 952; mentioned, 955 

Conyne, Captain Casparus, returns cer- 
tified, 552 

Conyne, Leendert, appointed ensign, 363 

Conyne, see also Conine 

Cook, Ezekiel, payments to, 745 

Cook, John, information given by, 1 068 

Cook, John, mentioned, 395 

Cook, Michael, member for Schaghticoke, 
27, 420; watch taken by Andrew 
Palmeteer, 877 

Coon, John, put in confinement, 945 

Cooper, Christiaen, to be taken to jail, 
336 

Cooper, Ezekiel, examination of, 516 

Cooper, Jacob, member for Cambridge, 
343 

Cooper, Obediah, accounts, 992 

Cooper, Samuel, complaint of, 936, 947 

Cooper, Thomas, accounts, 998 



Copp (Cob), John, captain, mentioned, 
1140 

Corbin, John, accounts of, 674, 966, 
999 

Cornel, Daniel, discharged, 854 

Cornel, Thomas, discharged, 854 

Corporal punishment, inflicting a viola- 
tion of law, 935 

Corrys Bush, militia company in, 453 

Council of Appointment, see New York, 
province and state. Council of Ap- 
pointment 

Council of Safety, see New York, prov- 
ince and state. Council of Safety 

Counterfeiters, dealing with, 291 

Court martial, order to hold, 750; now 
sitting, 764; for trial of disaffected 
officers, 802 

Covin (Covil, Covell), Simeon, sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4 ; re- 
turns made by, 28, 112; member for 
Cambridge, 28, 343; to be appre- 
hended, 487; to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 503; to be brought before 
board, 509; remanded to jail, 509; 
admitted to bail, 516; examination of 
witnesses, 530; action on case of, 
530; report of committee on examina- 
tion of witnesses, 534; appeared be- 
fore board, 535, 721 ; to cite witnes- 
ses, 535; affidavits concerning, 540; 
depositions relatmg to laid before 
board, 542; discharged from prose- 
cution, 542 ; accounts for apprehend- 
ing, 543, 781, 908; to be confined in 
the fort, 721; in close confinement, 
751; liberated, 781; letter from re- 
ferred to, 508 

Cowan, James, examination of, 534; 
paper referred to, 935 

Cox, Darid, admitted to debates of 
board, 48 

Cox, Ebenezer, statement concerning 
Colonel Johnson's intended invasion, 
150 

Coxsackie (Cocksakie, Coxacchie, Cox- 
achie, Coxackie, Coxsagkie, Coxs- 
akie) district, committee of, mem- 
bers, 28, 145, 280, 288, 299, 300, 
420, 619, 778, 895; return for, 
113; field officers, 233, 250, 332; 
number of members, 281 ; complaint 
of Wilham Rea, 306; report, 316; 
willing to attend this committee, 337; 
to proceed against Lourance Boskerk, 



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Index 



446; vote on distribution of powder, 
448; ammunition for, 451; militia 
from, 464, 465 ; payments to, 465 ; 
prisoners sent from, 505; prisoners per- 
mitted to go to private houses, 507; 
charges against prisoners from, 5 1 6, 
517; prisoners to be tendered new As- 
sociation for signing, 518; discharged, 
518; resolved not to rescind action, 
520; prisoners from, resolution on, 
533; certain persons in to be arrested, 
551; accounts, 557; disaffected per- 
sons in, 582; militia to arrest disaf- 
fected persons, 585; to assist in trans- 
portation of baggage, 640; superin- 
tendent of elections, 772; to impress 
horses and sleighs, 910; letter from 
referred to, 600; letter to referred to, 
853 

Craller, Peter, liberated from confine- 
ment, 932 

Crane, see Braan 

Crankheydt, Henry, to appear before 
committee, 644 

Crawbergh, John, brought before board, 
609; discharged from confinement, 
609 

Creemer, Absalom, trial and examination, 
544; signed the new Association, 559 

Creemer, George, arrested, 713; recom- 
mitted, 718 

Crookshank (Cruckshank, Cruikshank. 
Crukshank), Alexander, purchase of 
pork, 516; to be sent to the enemy, 
839; accounts, 978, 1000; men- 
tioned, 476, 694 

Crown Point, payments to forces enlist- 
ing for attacks on, 5 1 ; Governor of 
Connecticut requested to send rein- 
forcements, 79 ; inventory of ordnance 
at, 89; reported attacks on, 156; ac- 
counts of expedition against, 461 

Cruger, John, letter from referred to, 858 

Crukshank, see Crookshank 

Culberson, Sarah (Salley), tavern license 
for, 1090; examined, 1126; men- 
tioned, 1 1 42 

Culver, Nathaniel, member for Kings 
district, 28, 628, 781, 898 (errone- 
ously printed Ballston) ; complaint 
against, 476; motion by, 627; to ex- 
amine blacksmith's accounts, 629; to 
prepare letter to Governor Trumbull, 
630; mentioned, 344, 346 
Cumberland county, com.mittee, applica- 



tion for bounty money, 469; member 
for, 478; officers of a battalion, 478; 
drafts from, have not yet joined the 
regiment, 550; letter from referred to, 
478 

Cundee, Adam, to notify soldiers on 
choosing officers, 1043 

Cupbaidge, George, lieutenant, extract 
from letter, 42 

Cupper, Jacob, accounts, 989 

Currency, report of committee on, 465 ; 
action relating to postponed, 647; de- 
preciation, 654, 656, 661 ; resolution 
on depreciation, 685 ; committee to 
apply to State Convention for relief 
concerning, 686. 5ee also Paper cur- 
rency 

Curtenius (Curtinius), Peter T., order 
on for blankets, 112; letters from re- 
ferred to, 80, 298, 377; mentioned, 
181 

Curtis, Comfort, member for Cambridge, 
42 1 ; expelled from district committee, 
530; accused of disloyalty, 622 

Cuyler, Mrs , accounts, 991 

Cuyler, Abraham, subscriber to General 
Association, 3 ; member of the com- 
mittee, 17; to apply for arms, 24; 
report on guns, 41 ; to examine arms 
at Mr Ten Broeck's, 41 ; to super- 
intend printing of bills, 96; accounts 
of, 247; money for repair of barracks 
in hands of, 276; member for second 
ward, Albany, 280, 287, 299, 300, 
420, 777, 895; payments by, 286, 
293, 327, 338; on committee for re- 
ception of troops, 311; to sign bills of 
credit, 34 1 ; excused from voting on 
increased prices of merchants, 363; 
member of secret committee, 411; pres- 
ent at meeting of secret committee, 
411; on committee regarding informa- 
tion of William Duer, 416; to superin- 
tend elections, 467, 49 1 ; to procure 
carriages to transport wood, 504; to 
get supplies from shippers, 508; to in- 
quire into confinement of prisoners, 
876; to procure saU, 876, 880; to col- 
lect subscriptions for ruined settlers, 
904; to attend Indian treaty, 925; 
letter to referred to, 204 

Cuyler, Abraham C, plaintiff in suit re- 
garding Alexander White, 238; dis- 
affected to cause of America, 402; re- 
fused to sign Association, 405 ; to be 



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1201 



disarmed, 405 ; warrant to disarm, 
406; to be apprehended, 434; to be 
removed to Hartford, Conn., 445, 
457, 459; proceedings against, 484; 
attacks on General Schuyler, 510; 
letter to Congress relating to, 522, 
523; letter stating he had broken pa- 
role, 597; petition to ba considered, 
607; report on petition, 608; to be 
arrested, 610; decision of committee 
on his case, 610; letter stating charges 
against, 612; house to be used for 
wounded officers, 848 ; letter from re- 
ferred to, 606; mentioned, 641 

Cuyler, Mrs Abraham C, applies for 
protection, 433; to be sent to the en- 
emy, 839; permitted to go to New 
York, 855 

Cuyler, Abraham H., appointed major, 
269 

Cuyler, Mrs Caty (wife of Henry), 
letter from referred to, 808 

Cuyler, Cornelius, member for first ward 
Albany, 777; to prepare accounts of 
board, 798 ; on committee regarding 
oath of allegiance, 803 

Cuyler, Cornelius, member for Schenec- 
tady, 29, 280, 1009. 1012, 1013; to 
attend general meeting at Albany, 
1023; to receive wheat for poor of 
Boston, 1025; to draw up articles to 
be signed by officers, 1 032 ; to deliver 
money for poor in Boston, 1034; 
length of service, 1 1 60 ; mentioned, 
1035 

Cuyler, Guysbert and Abraham, com- 
mittee to receive a ten[?] pounder, 
378 

Cuyler, Henry, to be apprehended, 434, 
841 ; to be removed to Hartford, 
Conn., 445; removal postponed, 456, 
472; trial postponed, 477; ordered to 
Boston, 646; appeared before board, 
655, 657; permitted to remain, 662; 
removed to Boston, 675 ; sent to King- 
ston, 770; to be sent to the enemy, 
839; letters from referred to, 808, 
841 

Cuyler, Jacob, member of the committee, 
17; to wait on the Mayor, 23; 
deputy to Provincial Congress, 29, 
291, 293. 391. 475, 1031; to meet 
Indians at German Flats, 1 06 ; on 
committee regarding provisions, 1 38 ; 
on committee regarding conduct of 



Captain Pratt and company on way 
to Ticonderoga, 140; to prepare let- 
ter to Provincial Congress, 142, 143; 
attendance at Provincial Congress, 
1 48 ; payments to, ! 98 ; trustee for 
Thomas Darby, 236; accounts of, 
243, 424, 482, 976, 978, 986; to 
audit accounts, 256; to contract for 
house for Burghers' watch, 277; 
member for second ward, Al- 
bany, 280, 287, 420, 619, 
777, 895; to audit accounts for 
reparation of barracks, 307, 396; on 
committee for reception of troops, 311; 
to print resolutions of Continental Con- 
gress, 315; to inquire about troops for 
Canada, 329; to report on petition 
from Cambridge committee, 339; to 
report on officers for Colonel Van 
Schaick's regiment, 340; to sign bills 
of credit, 341 ; power to represent city 
and county in Congress, 348; on com- 
mittee regarding appointment of Ger- 
ardus Cluet as captain, 360; to be ex- 
cused from voting on increased prices 
of merchants, 363 ; to report on 
charges against Jacobus Van Schoon- 
hoven, 368; report on receipt of pow- 
der, 456; order in favor of Mr Doug- 
lass, on, 461 ; payment of money to 
committee, 464 ; requested to pay 
bounty money, 469 ; tea in possession 
of, 522; to revise letter respecting 
Abraham C. Cuyler, 522; to prepare 
letter on depreciation of Continental 
currency, 654; to examine printing 
office, 672 ; report on examination of 
printing office, 672; to lake action re- 
garding printing office, 673; to report 
on people of Kinderhook, 682 ; to 
report on fines collected from militia, 
687; to confer with General Gates, 
767, 768; permitted to take salt, 857; 
salt delivered to, 88! ; to prohibit stor- 
ing of wheat flour, etc., 891 ; letters 
from, 69, 80, 181, 185, 192, 207; 
letters from referred to, 412, 636, 
694, 700, 709, 710, 794, 846, 849, 
857, 1019. 1036; letter to referred 
to, 695 
Cuyler. Jacob, jr, accounts, 992 
Cuyler, John, jr, member for Schenec- 
tady, 336. 781. 899, 1045, 1134, 
1145; to be excused from voting on 
increased prices of merchants, 363; 



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to superintend election of governor, 
etc., at Schenectady, 772; report of 
committee sent to Tryon county, 791 ; 
to wait on Mrs Bradt, 1047; 
on subcommittee to attend general 
meeting at Albany, 1049, 1064, 
11 02 ; to settle dispute regard- 
ing Walter Swits, 1 069 ; to collect 
money for poor in Boston, 1073; to 
bring John Munro before board, 
1078; elected assessor, 1086; to go 
to Tryon county, 1103; sent with pe- 
tition to General Gates, 1125; to set- 
tle a dispute, 1 137; signature, 1 138; 
on subcommittee to transact business 
in town, 1141; elected chairman, 
1 148, 1 161 ; length of service, 1 160; 
mentioned, 1035, 1055, 1061, 1065, 
1136, 1152 
Cuyler, Philip, accounts, 999 

DAFFLIN, James, amenable to state 
laws, 907 
Daniels, John, not to dispose of «olt, 935 
Dann (Dans) Wouter (Walter) com- 
plaint against, 1115; to be arrested, 
1115; released, 1136 
Darbin, James, to remain in city, 905 
Darby, Thomas, petition from, 234; an- 
swer to petition, 236; trustees ap- 
pointed for manufactory proposed by, 
236 
Darrow, George, appointed captain, 477 
David, an Indian, speech by, 71, 74; 

mentioned, 229 
David, Daniel, captain, charges against, 
720; requested to arrest certain per- 
sons, 773; arrested certain persons, 
797; apprehended, 897 
Davis, Benjamin, copy of affidavit of, 

181 
Davis, Edward, committee to pay ex- 
penses, 756; payments to, 756, 774; 
accounts, 825, 971, 980; mentioned, 
813 
Davis, James, complaint about, 432 
Davis, John, accounts of, 813, 984, 999 
Davy, Johannis, complaint about, 526 
Dawson, Volkart, appointed keeper of 
jail, 510; keys of jail to be delivered 
to, 511; accounts, 599; to execute 
resolution regarding prisoners, 885 
Dayton (Drayton), Elias, colonel, at- 
tendance at meeting of secret commit- 
tee, 408 ; wagons and tents for his 



troops, 409; order to take certain per- 
sons prisoners, 410; statement about 
troops under his command, 410; let- 
ter to, 1079; letters from referred to, 
1078, 1079; letter to referred to, 
409; mentioned, 410, 411, 437, 
442, 457, 468, 1075 

Dean, John, ensign, mentioned, 346 

Dean, Jonathan, elected quartermaster, 
255 

Dean, Stewart, to seize sails and rigging 
of sloop Albany, 771, 804; mem- 
ber for Albany, third ward, 895 ; to 
audit accounts, 903; to act concerning 
a reported conspiracy, 932; to inquire 
concerning tavernkeepers and innhold- 
ers, 958; to examine accounts of board, 
963 

Decker, Cornelius L., appointed second 
lieutenant, 449 

Declaration of Independence, and reso- 
lution of representatives referred to, 
493 ; to be published and declared in 
this city, 495 ; read and published at 
City Hall, 497 

Dednck, Zacharias, member for Great 
Imbocht district, 909 

De Forest, Isaac, to make clothing for 
troops, 637 

De Freest, Isaac, appointed lieutenant, 
26; captain, pay roll of company, 
961 ; accounts, 991 

De Freest, Jacob, captain, company of, 
632; pay roll of company, 805 

De Freest, Philip, appointed major, 264; 
accounts, 991 

De Freest, Wouter, accounts, 992 

De Garino, Jacob, accounts, 806 

De Garmo, Jillis, complaint against, 
686; accounts, 999 

De Graf (Graff), Daniel, opinion on 
overseers of batteaumen, 1054; 
wagoner, sent to Lake George, 1091 

De Graf, Isaac, payments to, 1034; to 
notify soldiers on choosing officers, 
1043 

De Graf (Graaf), Jeremiah, complaint 
of price for weaving, 1 150 

De Graf (Graff), Jesse, persons need- 
ing salt to report to, 1 1 46 

De Graf, William, guards placed over, 
1037 

De Groat (De Groot), Cornelius, wife 
and mother referred to, ! 124 



Index 



1203 



De Groat, Mrs Rebecca, mother of Cor- 
nelius De Groat, I 1 24 

De Groat (De Groot), Mrs Rebecca, 
wife of Cornelius De Groot, 1 1 24 

Dehaas, John Philip, colonel, mentioned, 
611, 612 

De Lancey, Stephen, member of the com- 
mittee, 1 7 ; to wait on Gen. Guy John- 
son, 23; report on bills of credit, 246; 
disaffected to cause of America, 402 ; 
refused to sign Association, 405 ; to 
be disarmed, 405 ; warrant to disarm, 
406; to be removed to Hartford, 
Conn., 445, 457, 459; reply to com- 
mittee concerning his private papers, 
460; attacks on General Schuyler, 
510 

Delancy, , charges against, 1076 

Delegates, power of members to elect, 
9 

Delinquents, penalty for refusing to 
march, or deserting, 5 78 

De Long, Marten, discharged from con- 
finement, 792 

Deming, Elijah, captain, pay roll, 702 

Deming (Denning, Michael?), captain, 
accounts, 972 

Denney (Denny), John, copy of affi- 
davit of, 101 ; to be examined, 1016; 
appeared before board, 1044; ap- 
pointed ensign, 1 05 1 ; mentioned, 61 1 

Dennisen, John, arrested, 713 

Dennison, Daniel, admitted as member 
of board, 253 

Dennison (Denison, Deniston), James, 
captain, signature to oath of secrecy, 
2 ; prisoners sent back to Stephentown 
under charge of, 353; member for 
Rensselaer Manor, 619, 778, 895; 
pay roll of company, 783 

Denniston, Hugh, appeared before board, 
873; negro wench returned, 873; ac- 
counts, 922 

Depedy, Brant, deserter, to be arrested, 
611 

De Peyster, Gerard, window glass in 
possession of, 615 

De Peyster, John, complaint about, 35 1 ; 
accounts, 999; mentioned, 850 

De Peyster, Nicholas, clerk, statement 
concerning, 659 

Deputies, power of members to elect, 9 

De Ridder, Wouter (Walter), member 
for Saratoga, 248, 261 

Deserters, resolution on, 381 ; allowance 



for securing. General Schuyler on, 
441 ; to be confined in jail, 489; to 
be arrested, 611; committee to take 
inventory of estates, 627 

Desertion, prevention, 558; penalty for, 
578 

Deusenbury, see Duzenbury 

Devall, Joseph, confined, 940 

De Wandelaer, John (Johannes), mem- 
ber for Schaghticoke, 5, 8; n&gro be- 
longing to, 594, 596 

De Wandelaer, Peter, negro servant, 
650, 666; accounts, 993-995, 997; 
mentioned, 614 

De Weaver, Abraham, injuries to, 247 

Dewey, Elijah, member for Bennington 
district, 27; return by, 27 

Dick, Nicholas, member for East Camp, 
321 

Dickinson, Daniel, member for Saratoga, 
29, 280, 288; elected first major, 
261 ; appeared before board, 734 

Dietz, Peter, captain, mentioned, 790 

Dietz, William, member for Schoharie, 
288, 300, 421, 909 

Dire, , doctor, letter to, opened, 

1018 

Disaffected persons, see Tories 

Disarming persons dangerous to our cause, 
399, 403 

Diver, Andrew (Andries), sent to prison, 
792; permitted to go at large, 926 

Doctors, prisoners, complaint against 
practising, 1070 

Doffy, Francis, complaint against, 1157 

Dole, Alexander, referred to, 386 

Dole, J. M., accounts, 972 

Dole, James, to be sent for, 716; com- 
plaint against, 742 ; failed to appear 
before board, 758; oath of allegiance 
offered to, 758-61 ; salt on board 
sloop, 857; accounts, 998 

Donaldson, Robert John, to be brought 
before board, 1043; appeared before 
board, 1044; affidavit against Joseph 
Kingsley, 1048 

Donlap, James, tavern license for, 1 090 

Donneway, James, accounts, 998 

Doty, Cornelius, elected second major, 
379; member for Cambridge, 452, 
624 

Doty, Isaac, payments to, 867, 877 

Doty (Dotey, Doutie), Rev. John, ex- 
amined on charges against Feder, 
1 02 1 ; suspected hostility, 1 099 



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Doty, Ormond, liberated from confine- 
ment, 922 

Douglass, Asa, major, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; member for Kings dis- 
trict, 28, 280, 288, 299, 425, 628; 
letter delivered by, 31 ; elected first 
major, 255 ; officers in his company, 
333; application for money, 461 ; on 
secret committee, 501 ; to report on 
certain petition, 608 ; letter from re- 
ferred to, 306 

Douglass, John, discharged from confine- 
ment, 792 

Douglass, John, captain, mentioned, 158, 
173, 181 

Douglass, Jonathan, mentioned, 559 

Doutie, see Dotj'^ 

Douw, Abraham, accounts, 993 

Douw, Andrew (Andries), elected cap- 
tain, 524; to arrest Christian Plato, 
737; member for third ward, Albany, 
777; axes and lead to be furnished 
to, 812; emoowered to seize wire, 
830; letters "from, 995, 996; ac- 
counts, 997 

Douw, Johannis, accounts, 991 

Douw, Peter, captain, letter given to, 21 

Douw, Peter W., member for Albany, 
second ward, 895 ; to act concerning 
a reported conspiracy, 932 ; to appre- 
hend certain persons, 940 

Douw, Volkert A,, appointed adjutant, 
269; captain, order issued to, 698 

Douw, Volkert (Volckert) P., mem- 
ber of the committee, 1 7 ; elected dep- 
uty to Provincial Congress, 29; let- 
ters from, 69, 181, 202, 209; ap- 
pointed to sign bills, 147; attendance 
at Provincial Congress, 148; going 
to New York, 163; appointed Com- 
missary of Indian affairs, 181; pay- 
ments to, 184, 292; letters to, 190, 
210; complaint about, 351; to give 
presents to Indians, 399; accounts, 
768; letters from referred to, 67, 296; 
letters to referred to, 173, 181 ; men- 
tioned, 128, 176, 178, 201, 395 

Dove, John, sent to Fleet prison, 825 

Dox, Peter, captain, appeared before 
board, 706 

Dox, Peter T., to take oath of office, 
906 

Drayton, 5ee Dayton 

Drewry, Nicholas, account of, 822 



Drum and fife, companies to be supplied 
with, 365 

Dry-goods, see Merchandise 

Duane, James, member of Continental 
Congress, letters signed by, 38, 127; 
letter from, 79; letter from referred 
to, 406 

Duanesburgh (Duanesbcrough), district, 
committee of, members for, 5, 8, 28; 
return for, 87; letter to be written 
to, 212; return of field officers, 260, 
281 

Dubois, Benjamin C, appointed first lieu- 
tenant, 465 

Du Bois, Cornelius, elected lieutenant 
colonel, 250 

Du Colon, Stephen, effects of, to be 
taken by Lieutenant Van Valken- 
burgh, 653; affidavit of, 775; dis- 
affected person, 842 

Duer, William, colonel, attendance at 
meeting of secret committee, 408; in- 
formation given by, 414, 416; let- 
ter fro'n referred to, 614; letter to 
referred to, 622 ; mentioned, 409 

Duqan, John Baptist, asks for a horse, 
354 

Dumond, Egbert, receipt laid before 
board, 795 

Dumond, Ignas, to appear before board, 
705 

Dumond, John Baptist, return made by, 
27; member for Great Imbocht, 113; 
letter from, 234 

Dumond, John B, jr, to appear before 
board, 705; sent to prison, 770; ar- 
rested, 773 

Dumont, John, member from Ulster 
county, 658; statement concerning 
Nowee, 659 

Dun Bar, William, accounts, 992 

Duncan (Dunean), John, reported hos- 
tility to American cause, 307; to 
be removed to Hartford, 445, 
457, 459; released on bail, 452; 
papers to be examined, 454; 
permit granted to, 628; brought 
before board, 643, 1085, 1 126; took 
oath of allegiance, 764, 1100; arms 
in possession of, 1056; meeting at 
house of, 1076; arrested, 1095; dis- 
charged, 1 095 ; suspected hostility, 
1099; petition for removal of, 1 125; 
Doctor Potts' promise to remove, 
1125; resigned hss, post of commis- 



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1205 



sary to hospital, 1126; letters from 
referred to, 441, 442, 1077; letter 
to referred to, 484 ; mentioned, 1 1 02 

Duncan, Richard, reported hostility to 
American cause, 307, 1099; sent for, 
1077 

Duncan (Duncane), William, confined 
in jail, 551; to be removed to fort, 
554; declined to sign Association, 
560; to appear before commissioners 
at Fishkill, 1085 

Dunneway, James, accounts, 980 

Dunning, Michael, member for Saratoga, 
42 1 ; affidavit concerning Isaac Man, 
jr, 722 ; witness against Isaac Man, 
725 ; on committee to seize estates of 
certain persons, 756; mentioned, 374 

Dunning, Michael, jr, appointed ensign, 
343; resigned, 382 

Dunscomb, Daniel, letter from referred 
to, 636 

Dusenberge, see Duzenbury 

Dutchess county committee, letter to on 
persons suspected of hostile conduct, 
330; letter to, 509; letters from re- 
ferred to, 404, 766 

Duzenbury (Duzenburgh) , Henry, trial 
and examination, 544; signed the new 
Association, 544; discharged from 
confinement, 544 

Duzenbury (Deusenbury, Dusenberge, 
Duzenbergh), John, to give security 
for good behavior, 335 ; to pay certain 
expenses, 335 ; to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 503; trial and examination, 
544; signed the new Association, 544; 
discharged from confinement, 544; ac- 
counts, 988 

Dyckman, Staats (States), M., refused 
to s!gn Association, 435, 438; to be 
liberated, 437; ordered before board, 
441; appeared before board, 459; 
gave security, 462 

Dyer (Dyre), Barret, subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 3 ; member for Kings 
district, 288; report on case of John 
Saisbury, 348; liberated, 941 

Dygert, Peter S., statement concerning 
Colonel Johnson's intended invasion, 
150 

EARLEY (Early), Edward, tavern 
license for, 1 090 ; prisoners in care 
of, 1123 
Earnest, (Matthew?), mentioned, 276 



East Camp district, committee of, mem- 
ber chosen, 321; to arrest suspected 
persons in Livingston Manor, 336; 
willing to attend this committee, 337; 
ammunition for, 45 1 ; militia from, 
464; letter from referred to, 332 

Easton, James, letter from referred to 
and reply, 1 3 

Eastwood, Benjamin, member for 
Schaghticoke district, 782 

Eckerson, Thomas, elected first major, 
261 

Eckson, Hendrick, appeared before 
board, 1116 

Edgate, see Adgate 

Edger, David, member for third ward, 
Albany, 7, 8; accounts, 991 

Edmeston, Grace, letter to referred to, 
317 

Edmonston (Edmoston, Edmunston), 
Robert, captain, complaint about 379, 
381 ; letter from referred to, 340 

Edmunston (Edmeston), William, major, 
to be taken into custody, 580, 654, 
711; ordered to Boston, 646, 662; 
appeared before board, 655 

Edwards, David, wife to be arrested, 
1122; sent to Albany jail, 1123; 
mentioned, 1 1 22 

Edwards, Tim_othy, letter to, 12; to give 
presents to Indians, 399; appeared be- 
fore board, 415; letter from referred 
to, 11 

Eights, Abraham, appointed lieutenant, 
25 ; desires new election of officers, 
65 ; accounts, 982 

Eldred (Eldercd), Abraham, informa- 
tion given by, I 1 22 

Eldred (Eldra), Amos, information 
given by, 1 1 22 

Elections, advertisement regarding, 285 ; 
proceedings of board on, to be sent to 
Provincial Congress, 306; notice of, 
602 ; persons appointed to superin- 
tend, 613, 772; for committees, reso- 
lution on, 748; date of holding, 889 

Ellice (Ellen), Alexander, letter to 
Albany committee regarding, 1024; 
Albany committee declines giving ad- 
vice, 1024; sent for, 1024; permitted 
to go to Canada, 1024; hostility to 
Am.erican cause, 1 065 ; mentioned, 
1061 

Ellice, James, merchant in Schenectady, 
49, 390; efforts to get a pass, 390; 



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pass granted to, 398, 1080; took oath 
of allegiance, 764, 1100; to appear 
before board, 861 ; application for 
certificate, 1 060 ; certificate granted to, 
1061; information regarding brother, 
1063; affidavit, 1081 ; suspected hos- 
tility, 1099 

Ellice, Robert, passport for, 397; sus- 
pected hostility, 1061; inquiries con- 
cerning his actions, 1 063 ; certificate 
refused, 1 064 ; appeared before board, 
1 065 ; affidavit of friendly attitude 
sw^orn to, 1065; affidavit, 1081; let- 
ter from referred to, 1 068 ; mentioned, 
1061 

Ellis, Benjamin, letter from referred to, 
153 

Elmore, Samuel, colonel, letter from re- 
ferred to, 699 

Elsworth, Benjamin, information given 
by, 1122; mentioned, 1 1 22 

Empie, Adam P., complaint about, 526 

Empie (Empy), John, appeared before 
board, 1057; complaint of selling 
yeast for specie, 1 1 49 

Emrigh, Hendrick, liberated, 736 

Enemies to this country, 35 1 . 5ee also 
Tories 

Esmay, Thomas, appeared before board, 
737 

Esselstyn, Petrus, elected ensign, 664 

Esselstyn (Esselstyne), Gabriel, member 
for Claverack, 645 ; commissioner for 
disposal of estates of disaffected per- 
sons, 793 

Esselstyn (Esselstyne), Richard, major, 
subscriber to General Association, 3 ; 
member for Claverack, 28, 250, 288; 
letter from, 133; complaints about, 
233; elected second major, 254; on 
committee to hold election at Kinder- 
hook, 305 ; report on case of John 
Salsbury, 348; appointed commis- 
sioner on transportation of salt, 890; 
commissioner for transporting flour and 
meal, 911; letter from referred to, 723 

Evans, Benjamin, captain, appointed 
first lieutenant, 55, 271 ; warrants and 
instructions for, 1 20 ; report on en- 
listment of men under, 475 

Evarts, Daniel, appointed ensign, 378 

Evarts, Gilbert, to be delivered to John 
Evarts, 865 

Evarts, John, bond of, 865 



Everat, Peter, refused to sign Associa- 
tion, 435, 438; to be liberated, 437; 
appeared before board, 462 
Everson, Johannis, petition of, 365 
Everts, Thomas, appointed ensign, 390 
Evertsen, Barnardus, accounts, 993 
Evertsen, (Everse) Evert, accounts of, 

881, 972 
Evertsen (Evertse), Johannis, letter of to 
be answered, 379; letter answered, 
380; accounts, 993 
Excise, resolution respecting collecting of, 

667 
Expresses carrying letters, names entered 
in minutes, 735 

FAIRCHILD, Jesse, payments to, 
327; employed in making spades, 

nails, etc., 584; accounts, 881, 999 
Fallice, Jacob, accounts, 987 
Fatherly, John, taken prisoner, 1116 
Feather, John, put in confinement, 912; 

liberated, 915 
Fedder, see Vedder 
Feder, see Vedder, Veeder 
Feere, Hendrick, letter from, 234; sent 

to prison, 770; arrested, 773 
Feiro, see Fiero 

Felbush, Andrew, examined, 1128 
Fellows, John, general, appeared before 

board, 415; certificate of, 854 
Felton, Lewis, charges against John 

Woodside, 755; affidavits of, 755, 

756 
Ferris, Joseph, prisoner, to be set in irons, 

506; committee appointed to examine, 

511; examination of, 520 
Fetterly, Peter, put in confinement, 945 
Field officers, see Militia; Officers 
Fiero (Feiro), Hendrick (Henry), 

member for Great Imbocht, 1 1 3 
Filkins, Isaac, confession of, 334; sent 

to Dutchess county committee, 404; 

taken into custody, 405 
Finance, chairman to draw on Conven- 
tion for money, 670. 5ee also Bills 

of Credit ; Currency ; Treasurer 
Finch, Philip, complaint about enlistment 

of, 384; discharge requested, 384 
Finck, Andrew, captain, to send out a 

scouting party, 7 1 9 
Fine, John, information given by, 1116 
Fines, power of committees to impose, 

450; for refusing to do duty on guard 

or watch, 493; levied on defaulters. 



Index 



1207 



652, 666; collected from militia, 687, 
690; for men refusing to go on gar- 
rison duty, 1093; for board members 
tardiness at meetings, 1104; money 
collected for, used for public expenses, 
1121; to be kept by chairman, 1 155 
Finkel, Johannis, petition of, 664 
Fire company, resolutions on, 882, 887 
Fire engines, care and charge of, 620 
Fire prevention, resolution on, 700 
Firemasters, appointed, 617, 861 
Fish, John, member for Saratoga, 29, 

896; mentioned, 231 
Fish, John, ensign, see Fisk, John 
Fisher, Christiaen, sent to prison, 792 
Fisher (Fischer, Visgar), Frederick, 
colonel, powder sent to Tryon county 
by, 277; applied for some ball, 1 02 1 ; 
payment for balls, 1034, 1080; order 
from, 1 1 42 ; letter from referred to, 
1096; mentioned, 154, 1143. 
Fisher, John, colonel, cited before board, 

674 
Fisher, Matthew, see Visscher, Matthew 
Fishkill, orders to send men to, 607; 
Convention of the State of New York 
at, 610; application for boards, 
1 096 ; letters to commissioners re- 
ferred to, 587, 1085 
Fisk (Fish), John, ensign, accounts, 509, 

536,985-88 
Fister (Pfister), Francis P., motion on 
sending to tory jail, 481 ; committee 
to examine evidence against, 484 ; re- 
port of committee, 486; not to take 
up arms in present war, 489; appeared 
before board, 531 ; expenses of appre- 
hending, 532, 534; letter from re- 
ferred to, 681 
Fitch, Joseph, appointed lieutenant, 43 ; 
warrants and instructions for, 1 20 ; 
payments to, 1 24 ; appointed second 
lieutenant, 271 
Fitch, Nehemiah, member for Kings dis- 
trict, 288, 425, 781 
Flansborrough, Joseph, complaint against 

Alexander Marsehs, I 1 42 
Fletcher, , to be examined concern- 
ing a statement, 101 1 
Fletcher, Samuel, first lieutenant, war- 
rants and instructions for, 1 20 
Flint, Asa, subscriber to General Associ- 
ation, 4; member for Cambridge dis- 
trict, 326; appointed quartermaster, 
414 



-, to be discharged, 435 



Flood, — 

Flora, negro woman, 885 

Flour, purchase, 580, 1131; application 
for, 583; frauds committed by manu- 
facturers of, 626, 627; report on, for 
use of army, 711; unlawful storage 
prohibited, 811; necessity of passing 
a law prohibiting storing of, 891 ; to 
be sent to Boston, 1 1 04 

Floyd, William, member of Continental 
Congress, letters signed by, 38, 127; 
letter from referred to, 406 

Flyn, John, affidavit of, 334; signed the 
Association, 559 

Follet, John, goods to be replaced, 804 

Folliot, Charles, refused to sign Associa- 
tion, 436; to be liberated, 437; liber- 
ated, 479; accounts, 998 

Fonda, , mentioned, 82 1 

Fonda, , captain, sloop of referred 

to, 302 

Fonda, Abraham, elected lieutenant, 
336; captain, 390; returns certified, 
552 

Fonda (Fonday, Fundau), Abraham, 
member for Schenectady, 443, 623, 
781, 899, 1069, 1134; opinion on 
overseers of batteaumen, 1054; elected 
poor-master, 1086; accounts, 1097; 
payments by, 1 1 02 ; on subcommit- 
tee to attend general meeting at Al- 
bany, 1105, 1121, 1137, 1141; to 
collect money for fire sufferers, 1130; 
to purchase flour, 1131; to deliver 
salt, 1137; signature, 1137, 1140, 
1141; informs board of resolution on 
wheat, 1 143; length of service, 1 160; 
appears on roll as chairman, 1161; 
letters from referred to, 694, 718 

Fonda, Abraham D., signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; member for Rensselaer 
Manor, 287, 300, 420, 619, 778, 
895 ; to consider return of certain per- 
sons to State, 608 ; to inquire into con- 
finement of prisoners, 876; to procure 
salt, 876; accounts, 991 

Fonda, Gysbert, disaffected to cause of 
America, 402 ; refused to sign Associ- 
ation, 405 ; to be disarmed, 405 ; war- 
rant to disarm, 406 

Fonda, Isaac, signature to oath of se- 
crecy, 1 ; member for Niskayuna and 
Half Moon, 8; member for Half 
Moon, 29, 280, 288, 299, 300, 421, 
621, 778. 895; payments to, 269, 



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Index 



282, 866; receipt for lead and flints, 
298; on committee to examine prison- 
ers, 723; ordered to arrest Van der 
Karr, 733; letter from referred to, 
732 

Fonda, Isaac D., signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; member for second ward, 
Albany, 619, 777, 895; to procure 
blankets, 648; to procure lumber, 
685 ; on committee regarding licenses 
for tavern keepers, 706, 958; on com- 
mittee regarding whereabouts of Dun- 
can Campbell, 756; to procure pots 
and kettles for use of army, 809; to 
take lead out of windows, 812; to rent 
house of James Mather, 835 ; to elect 
aldermen, assistants and constables, 
847; to inspect certificates and deliv- 
ery of salt, 869 ; to superintend elec- 
tion, 893; to demand money for use 
of sloops, 905 ; to act concerning a re- 
ported conspiracy, 932; accounts, 
959; letter from referred to, 853; 
letter to referred to, 854; mentioned, 
629, 699 

Fonda (Fonday), Jacob, elected fence 
viewer, 1 086 

Fonda, Jelles, major, mentioned, 442 

Fonda (Fondau, Funda, Fundau), 
Jelles J., declines appointment as sec- 
ond lieutenant, 141; appointed cap- 
tain, 1013, 1027; refused to accept 
•warrant for recruiting, 1019; commis- 
sion as captain, 1 032 ; to send men to 
Lake George, 1091 

Fonda, Jillis A., second lieutenant, war- 
rants and instructions for, 1 20 

Fonda (Funda), John, fear of attempts 
to arrest, I 65 ; dispute with sheriff of 
Tryon county, 1 67 ; statement about 
Alexander White, 1022; letters from 
referred to, 540, 575, 576 

Fonda, John A., member for Livingston 
Manor, 529, 621, 778 

Fonda, John D., signature to oath of se- 
crecy, 2 ; subscriber to General Asso- 
ciation, 4; member for Hoosick, 420, 
619: Captain Price's party dispatched 
to, 823; on committee to examine lists 
of prisoners, 844; letter from referred 
to, 585 

Fonda, John J., appointed major, 264 

Fonda, Lourance (Laurance, Law- 
rence), signature to oath of secrecy. 



2; elected quartermaster, 254; mem- 
ber for Claverack, 645, 778; to as- 
sist Colonel Van Schaick, 654; to 
assist militia in Kinderhook district, 
742; accounts, 840; letters from re- 
ferred to, 745, 757, 767 

Fonda, Peter, elected captain, 390; 
member for Claverack, 778, 896 

Fonda, Peter A., recommended for ad- 
jutant, 348 

Footje, Lewie, accounts, 997 

Foran, James, liberated from confinement, 
699 

Force, Peter, acquisition of part 2, 1007 

Ford, Jacob, major, member of the com- 
mittee, 251 ; elected first major, 255; 
member for Claverack, 280, 268; to 
report on certain anonymous paper, 
325; report on Mr Salsbury's activ- 
ities in recruiting, 549; pay roll for 
party of militia under, 725 ; mentioned, 
322, 766 

Ford, Nathaniel (Nathanael), signature 
to oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for 
Schaghticoke, 420, 621, 782; to re- 
port on distribution of powder, 448 

Forgers, dealing with, 291 

Forsyth (Foresight, Forseth), George, 
took oath of allegiance, 764 ; suspected 
hostility, 1061, 1099; has taken oath 
required, 1100; mentioned, 1061 

Fort (Fordt), Harmen, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; member for Half Moon, 
621, 778 

Fort (Fordt), John, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; election contest, 454; mem- 
ber for Half Moon, 621, 778, 895; 
mentioned, 1 1 47 

Fort, Simon, elected quartermaster, 249 

Fort, rooms in to confine persons hostile 
to American cause, 319; house to be 
built in, 462 ; commanding officer of 
guard to lock up prisoners at eight 
o'clock, 492 ; prisoners not to come 
without walls of, 492 

Fort Constitution, commissioners of, re- 
quest for boards and plank, 284 

Fort George, pork sent to, 43; supplies 
sent to, 44; companies ordered to, 66; 
letter from, 83 ; orders for companies 
from Albany county to return to, 88; 
commanding officer, 100; General 
Schuyler asks for more ship carpenters, 
149 



Index 



1209 



Fort Stanwix, council fire at, 1 04 ; meet- 
ing of Indians with Colonel Johnson, 
1 05 ; people to keep watch of move- 
ments of Indians, 159; recommenda- 
tion on placing guard at, 1 88 ; Cap- 
tain Yates proposed as guard, 201 ; 
orders to send party to, 204; plea of 
Indians that communication by, be left 
open, 216; answer to plea of Indians, 
222 ; communication at to be left open, 
225 

Fort Ticonderoga, see Ticonderoga 

Foster, John, accounts, 966 

Fowler, David, (Indian), mentioned, 
229 

Francis, Turbat (Turbutt), letters to, 
190. 210; letters from, 202, 209; 
letter from referred to, 1026; men- 
tioned, 201 

Frank, a negro, evidence of, 650 

Frank, David, complaint against, 1 147 

Franklin, B., letter signed by, 205 

Fraser, Daniel, reward for apprehending, 
724 

Fraser (Frasier), Hugh, committee to 
examine evidence against, 484; not to 
take up arms in present war, 489 ; ex- 
penses of apprehending, 532, 534 

Fraser, Kenneth (Kennet), taken pris- 
oner, 612; liberated from confinement, 
670 

Fraser, Simon, put in confinement, 889 

Frayer, David, discharged from confine- 
ment, 792 

Frayer, Isaac, discharged from confine- 
ment, 792 

Frayer, Jacob, discharged from confine- 
ment, 792 

Frayer, John, discharged from confine- 
ment, 792 

Freel, John, charges against, 1 044 ; ac- 
tion on his case, 1 045 

Freligh, Jacob, complaint about, 526 

French, Benjamin, charges against, 595 ; 
to be arrested, 595, 646; appeared be- 
fore committee, 648; parole of, 662, 
668; ordered to depart, 671; sloops 
owned by, 905 ; confined, 960 

French, Charity, evidence against, 644 

French, Gershom, robbed John Kelly, 
821; reward for apprehending, 823; 
to be sent to the enemy, 839 
Frey, Henry, letter from referred to, 437 

Frey (Fry), John, reports concerning Sir 
John Johnson, 1 66 ; recommended for 



major of brigade, 281, 284; member 
for Tryon county, 311; order signed 
by, 591 ; affidavits against Freel given 
to, 1045; letter from referred to, 540; 
letter to referred to, 67 

Frisbe (Frisbee), Philip, captain, mem- 
ber for Kings district, 425, 628, 781 ; 
on committee to regulate price of salt, 
540; report on sale of hides, 545; 
statement by, regarding disaffected per- 
sons, 566; stockings delivered by, 
567; to examine and confine disaf- 
fected persons, 567; letter to General 
Schuyler referred to, 574; on commit- 
tee to examine prisoners, 754; money 
paid to, 886; mentioned, 567 

Froom, James, liberated from confine- 
ment, 892 

Frost, Elijah, payments to, 773 

Fry, see Frey 

Fryar, Anna, accounts, 980 

Fryenmoet, Rev. Johann Casparus, fu- 
neral, 755 

Fryer, Isaac, member for first ward, Al- 
bany, 420; declines serving, 421 

Fryer, John, signed the Association, 435; 
to repair wells, 617; accounts, 824, 
998; mentioned, 617 

Fryer, John, jr, appeared before board, 
568, 569; payments to, 609 

Fuller, Reinehart, discharged from con- 
finement, 789 

Fuller, William, accounts, 635, 946, 
971, 993 

Fullerton, James, discharged from con- 
finement, 775 ; offered Eldra money 
for horses, 1 122; wife to be arrested, 
1122 

Fullerton, Robert, guns in possession of, 
528, 530; guns taken from, 709; ap- 
prehended, 850; petition of, 899; ef- 
fects delivered to, 918 

Funda, see Fonda 

GAGE, (Thomas), General, letter to 
Guy Johnson, referred to 2 1 5 , 2 1 7 
Gaine (Gain), Hugh, newspaper, 337, 

1039 
Galer, two persons by name of, to be 

apprehended, 867 
Gamble, William, letter from referred to, 

708; mentioned, 377 
Gansevoort, Harmen (Harme), petition 

rejected, 454; accounts, 991 



1210 



Index 



Gansevoort, John, goods of certain per- 
sons stored with, 7 1 6 

Gansevoort, Leonard, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 1 ; member for third ward, 
Albany, 40, 280; to examine letters 
from Canada mail, 40, 42; report on 
guns, 4 1 ; to examine arms at Mr Ten 
Broeck's, 4 1 ; copies of the Association 
lodged at house of, 44; to draw up 
letter to Governor Trumbull, 49; text 
of letter, 50; assistant clerk, 5 1 ; to 
draw up letter to Captain Hicks, 61 ; 
to answer speech by Mohawk Indian, 
7 1 ; text of speech, 72 ; to wait on Hen- 
drick Roseboom, 81; to state facts 
regarding decline of justice in parts of 
county, 87; letters to Continental and 
Provincial Congresses, 91, 93, 199; 
returns by, 96; money advanced by, 
for Indians, 106, 107; to meet In- 
dians at German Flats, 106; to draw 
up accounts of disbursements and pro- 
visions, 121; to draw up list of per- 
sons who refused to sign General As- 
sociation, 1 24 ; return of list of per- 
sons who refused to sign Association, 
133; on committee regardmg conduct 
of Captain Pratt and company to Ti- 
conderoga, 1 40 ; on subcommittee re- 
garding accounts of companies, 1 42 ; 
to open letters, 154, 317; to prepare 
letter to General Schuyler, 1 69 ; ac- 
counts, 525, 603, 710, 771, 967, 
979, 991, 995, 996, 997; on com- 
mittee relative to injuries of Abraham 
De Weaver, 247; on committee rela- 
tive to proceedings at law, 275; to see 
Jacob C. Ten Eyck, 279; answer to 
petition regarding merchants, 283 ; 
member for first ward, Albany, 287, 
300, 420, 619; deputy to Provincial 
Congress, 291. 294, 348, 391, 475, 
1031; gone to New York, 293; to 
report on certain delinquents, 316; to 
examine witnesses, 320; to report on 
certain anonymous paper, 325 ; pay- 
ments to, 358; to audit accounts, 371 ; 
to examine charges against Sir John 
Johnson, 372; motions by, 403, 527, 
547; member of secret committee, 
408; not included in draft resolution, 
548; to draw up letter to Convention 
of this State, 553; on committee re- 
garding measures proposed by Mr 



Van Rensselaer, 558; payment of 
money from Convention, 588; state- 
ment concerning a negro, 594; to cor- 
respond with Convention of the State 
of New York, 599; to report on cer- 
tain petition, 608 ; to state charges 
against Abraham C. Cuyler, 610; to 
prepare letter on depreciation of Con- 
tinental currency, 654; to examine 
printing office, 672; to take action re- 
garding printing office, 673; to in- 
quire regarding prisoners, 752; public 
records of city and county delivered 
to him as city and county clerk, 797; 
to remain at Kingston with the records, 
828; letters from referred to, 497, 
575, 583, 585, 646, 647, 683, 692, 
720, 819, 821; mentioned, 611, 
627; 

treasurer of committee: appointed, 
43; receipts, 43, 51, 55, 60, 63, 65, 
96, 118, 124; disbursements, 60, 
63-65, 96, 118, 124, 137, 145, 
147, 164, 238-40, 244, 247, 259, 
264, 268, 273, 277, 279, 282, 
283, 285, 292; resignation, 293 

Gansevoort, Leonard, jr, letter to re- 
ferred to, 819 

Gansevoort, Peter, colonel, blankets for 
regiments, 648; accounts, 993; letters 
from referred to, 817, 818 

Gansevoort (Ganseford), Peter, jr, ap- 
pointed lieutenant, 26; appointed 
major, 161, 271; lieutenant-colonel, 
270; mentioned 1075 

Gaol, see Jail 

Gardineer, , robbery of, 812 

Gardineer, Andries J., liberated from 
confinement, 948 

Gardineer, William, discharged from 
further prosecution, 480 

Gardinier (Gardoneer), Arie, complaint 
against Lieutenant Chittington, 83; 
riot at house of, 1 40 

Gardinier (Gardenier, Gardoneer), 
Dirck, petition against, 263 ; appear- 
ance before board, 274; examination 
of charges against, 275; member for 
Kinderhook, 290, 300, 314; un- 
friendly to American cause, 295 ; 
statement by, 301 ; paper reflecting on 
board presented by, 306; reported 
author of anonymous paper, 322 ; reso- 



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lutions of board concerning, 322, 363; 
report on his conduct, 325, 326; to 
be disarmed, 326; expelled from the 
committee, 326; to be given copies of 
proceedings, 327; petition of, 463; dis- 
charged from further prosecution, 480 ; 
took oath, 769; mentioned, 303, 344 

Gardinier (Gardineer), Samuel S., ac- 
counts for apprehending of, 474; to 
be removed to Connecticut, 503; ac- 
counts, 988 

Gardner, , return made for Little 

Hoosick by, I 1 3 

Gardner, Godfrey, discharged from con- 
finement, 784 

Gardner, Othniel, subscriber to General 
Association, 3 ; member for Rennse- 
laer Manor, 287, 299; to report on 
matter in Benjamin Hilton's letter, 
317; report, 317 

Gardoneer, Hendrick, retracted signing 
petition, 274 

Garnet, Thomas, reward for apprehend- 
ing, 780 

Garnrick (Garn Ryck, Gernryck), 
Zachariah, appointed captain, 133; 
member for Claverack, 778 

Garnsay, see Guernsey 

Garrison, Richard, payments to, 268 

Gates, Horatio, major general, commit- 
tee to wait on, 727, 756, 767, 854; 
application to for lead, 738; coopera- 
tion with in defeating treasonable ac- 
tivities, 742 ; disapproval of Major 
Nicholson, 768; application to for 
troops to apprehend tories, 776; peti- 
tion referred to, 836; women and chil- 
dren sent down by, supplied with pro- 
visions, 850; letters returned to, 854; 
to inquire into complaint of Captain 
Price, 856; petitions to for a pass, 
857, 858; requested to furnish board 
with list of names of disaffected per- 
sons, 860; list of prisoners sent by, 
867; copy of letter of Governor Clin- 
ton laid before board, 870; furnished 
with resolutions of fire company, 882 ; 
resolutions of Congress laid before 
board, 887; depredations committed 
by troops, 958; petition to for removal 
of John Duncan, 1125; letters from 
referred to, 841, 843, 846, 852, 
853, 869, 885; letters to referred to, 
746, 749, 836, 851, 859, 867, 



872, 881, 888, 890, 892; men- 
tioned, 631, 740, 741, 747, 748, 
754, 766, 834, 839, 855, 858, 866, 
886, 888, 1137 

Gearfield, Nathaniel, to deliver prisoners, 
912 

General Assembly, instructions for repre- 
sentatives in, 321, 323, 326; pro- 
posal for shortening duration, 321 

General Association, 3; subscribers to, 
3 ; copies of lodged at certain houses, 
44; resolutions on signing by mem- 
bers, 52, 390, 399; list of persons 
who refused to sign to be made, 1 24 ; 
return of list of persons who refused 
to sign, 1 33 ; return of postponed, 
171, 211; certain persons have not 
signed, 321 ; to be signed by all mem- 
bers, 337; tendered to every member, 
423; new Association to be signed by 
members of board, 473; to be signed 
by Schenectady company, 1075; op- 
portunity given inhabitants of Schen- 
ectady for signing, I 043 

George, negro, 649 

German Camp district, committee of, 
members, 28, 262, 280, 290, 305, 
445, 619, 779, 908; return for, 
112; number of members, 282; vote 
on distribution of powder, 448; letter 
from referred to, 340 ; letter to refer- 
red to, 340 

German Flats, members from committee 
admitted to debates of board, 48 ; 
congress of Indians at, !02, 106, 
108, 109, 122, 162, 470, 488, 
1018; report concerning attacks by 
Indians, 1 68 

Gernryck, see Garnrick 

Gerson, Frederik, accounts, 980 

Gerson (Gerrison), Gerrit, complaint 
against Truax, 1094, 1098 

Getman, Cunred, signature, 1 1 38 

Gibson, David, payments to, 292 ; ac- 
counts, 496, 828, 865, 970-72, 976 

Gifferd, Joseph, member for Hoosick, 
895 

Gilbert, Elisha, member for Kings dis- 
trict, 898 (erroneously printed Ball- 
ston) 

Gilbert, Moses, discharged from con- 
finement, 768 

Gill, Dr — , complaint against, 1070; 
ordered to Albany, 1075 



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Gilles, William, discharged from con- 
finement, 796 

Gilliland, — , threats against, 196; men- 
tioned, 219 

Gilliland, William, to be kept in custody, 
877; put in confinement, 878; affida- 
vits against, 883; liberated, 884; ne- 
gro woman free, 885 ; remanded to pri- 
son, 885; admitted to bail, 920; let- 
ters from referred to, 879, 884 

Gilmore, Robert, discharged from con- 
finement, 954 

Gilson, (Gibson) David, apprehended, 
897 

Glafford (Glasford, Glifford), WilHam. 
complaint against, 1 152; order for ap- 
prehending, 1153; appeared before 
board, 1154; mentioned, 1155 

Glen (Glenn), Cornelius, tea in posses- 
sion of, 430; to give names of persons 
who bought tea, 515; to appear before 
committee, 647; appeared before 
board, 655; petition of, 662; to go to 
Boston, 662; parole of, 668, 707; 
oath of allegiance offered to, 758-61 ; 
accounts, 982, 991, 997; suspected 
hostility, 1 120; ill, II 20; letters from 
referred to, 595, 666; mentioned, 
433, 689 

Glen (Glenn), Henry, captain, member 
for Schenectady, 29, 1 009 ; deputy to 
Provincial Congress, 29, 291, 293, 
391, 1031; letters from, 69,80, 111. 
112, 268, 270, 276, 289; warrants 
and instructions for officers, 120; at- 
tendance at Provincial Congress, 1 48 ; 
to answer speech of Indians, 218; to 
prepare answer to petition of Thomas 
Darby, 235; answer to petition, 236; 
to make return of militia, 249; pay- 
ments to, 293; statement concerning 
Peter Silvester, 348; power to repre- 
sent city and county in Congress, 348; 
accounts, 424, 773, 967; order in fa- 
vour of Mr Douglass on, 461 ; pay- 
ment of money to committee, 464; re- 
quest from, 606; to go to Johnstown, 
1022; on subcommittee to attend gen- 
eral meeting at Albany, 1023, 1026, 
1028; appointed captain, 1045; to ap- 
ply for officers' commissions, 1055; 
attendance at committee meetings, 
1095, 1097; request for wagons, 
1 108; length of service, 1 160; letters 



from referred to, 412, 1016; men- 
tioned, 266. 1018. 1054, 1096. 
1097, 1109 

Glen, John, has taken oath required. 
1100 

Gloucester county officers of a battalion, 
478 

Goal, see Jail 

Goes, Isaac, major, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; petition by, 252; com- 
plaints of Kinderhook committee, 273; 
petition for new election in Kinder- 
hook, 295 ; appearance before board, 
301, 762; to superintend election at 
Kinderhook, 708, 772; commissioner 
for disposal of estates of disaffected 
persons, 793; to apprehend Van 
Aelen, 800; election held under in- 
spection of, 891 ; order for salt, 892; 
letters from referred to, 482, 708, 
740; mentioned, 236, 303 

Goes, John D., elected quartermaster, 
252; discharged from farther prosecu- 
tion, 480; took oath, 769 

Goes, Lawrence (Lowrance, Lourance), 
major, elected first major, 252; liberty 
to cross examine witnesses, 471 ; dis- 
charged from farther prosecution, 480 ; 
brought before board, 589; took oath, 
769; letter from referred to, 471 ; 
mentioned, 746 

Goes, Lucas J., member for Kinderhook, 
421 ; refused to sign Association, 423; 
to be confined, 782 

Goes, Matthew, jr, member for Kinder- 
hook, 28, 280; return made by, 114; 
took oath, 769 

Gomers, — , anonymous letter to, 42 

Goodrich, Elisha, affidavit concerning 
treatment, 258 

Gorden, Robert, wife, complaints against, 
564; ordered out of city, 564; men- 
tioned, 564 

Gordon (Gorden), Charles, dispute re- 
garding election of members, 238; 
bond of, 247; member for Palatine 
district, 257; paper setting forth 
grievances signed by, 257; brought be- 
fore board, 393 

Gordon (Gorden), James, colonel, letter 
to, 68; letters from, 68, 84, 85; mem- 
ber for Ballston, 91, 210, 280, 288, 
78 1 , 898 ; to prepare answer to peti- 
tion of Thomas Darby, 235; answer 



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to petition, 236; elected lieutenant 
colonel, 249; appeared before board, 
688; committee upholds his action 
688; requested to attend this com- 
mittee, 722 ; to seize estates of certain 
persons, 756; to dispose of arms, 785; 
to inquire into confinement of prisoners, 
876; to procure salt, 876; pay roll of 
company, 962 ; information given by, 
1114; letters from referred to, 68, 
866; mentioned, 756 

Governor, election of, 772, 786 

Graat, Peter, elected ensign, 390 

Graham, Chauncey, jr, to dispose of ef- 
fects of McAlpin & Jones, 771 

Graham, John, captain, complaints of his 
men, 119; resolution with regard to 
appointment as captain, 138; recom- 
mended as captain, 140; appointed 
captain, 141, 270, 271 ; payments to, 
175, 209; accounts, 975; letters from 
referred to, 157, 495; mentioned, 
1141 

Grant, Alexander, joins the enemy, 691 

Grant, Ebenezer, appointed second lieut- 
enant, I 4 1 

Grant, Eleazer, captain, appointed sec- 
ond lieutenant, 271 ; appointed cap- 
tain, 449; member for Kings district, 
898 (erroneously printed Ballston) ; 
pay roll of company, 944, 957 

Grant, Penuel, application for pass, 65 1 

Grass, Mrs -, mentioned, 1143 

Grass, Michel, Sadler's tools belonging 
to, 1 1 42 ; wife's testimony, 1 1 42 

Gravenbergh (Grouenbergh) , John, com- 
plaint against, 1 1 06 

Graves, John, accounts, 537 

Graves, Stephen, ensign, to report on dis- 
tribution of powder, 448; member for 
Claverack, 778; mentioned, 589 

Gray, James, captain, evidence relating 
to, 418; to be sent to the enemy, 839 

Gray, John, member for Kings district, 
781 ; to inquire into confinement of 
prisoners, 876; to procure salt, 876 

Great Imbocht (Great Imboght, Grote 
Imboght) district, committee of, mem- 
bers from, 27, 113, 280, 300, 319, 
343, 420, 619, 779, 909; return for, 
112, 343; petition from, 233; field 
officers, 233, 250; number of mem- 
bers, 282 ; vote on distribution of 
powder, 448; ammunition for, 451; 



militia from, 464; to impress horses 
and sleighs, 910 

Greaton, John, colonel, appeared before 
board, 877; recommendations to, 900; 
requested to guard prisoners, 913; let- 
ters to referred to, 902, 907 

Green, Edmund, complaints about cer- 
tain persons, 432 

Green, James, accounts of, 247, 971, 
974, 976; member for Cambridge, 
452; to take oath of office, 906 

Greenman, Benjamin, accounts, 988 

Greggs, Abraham, discharged from con- 
finement, 75 1 

Grenadiers, j:ompany of , 177 

Grey, James, suspected hostility, 4 1 

Grig, John, charges against, 1113; com- 
mitted to Albany jail, 1113; dis- 
charged from punishment, 1114 

Griggs, John, to return to New York, 
406 

Grimes, John, to return to New York, 
406 

Grindstones, need of, 92 1 

Grinman, Benjamin, sent back to Stephen- 
town, 353; to be removed to Connec- 
ticut, 503; mentioned, 353 

Grinman, Joseph, complaint about, 353; 
to give security for good behavior, 353 

Groat, Groet, see Graat; Groot 

Groesbeeck (Groesbeek), Anthony, ac- 
counts, 982 

Groesbeeck (Groesbeek, Groesbeek), 
Gerrit, to collect money for poor in 
Boston, 279, 374; to seize sails and 
rigging of sloop Albany, 771, 804; 
member for Albany, third ward, 895 ; 
to collect subscriptions for ruined 
settlers, 904 ; to inquire concerning tav- 
ernkeepers and innholders, 958; ac- 
counts, 993 

Groesbeeck, John N., member for 
Schaghticoke, 27, 280, 288; accounts, 
244 

Groesbeeck, William, appointed chimney 
viewer, 861 

Groesbeeck (Groesbeek), Wouter N., 
signature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; mem- 
ber for Schaghticoke, 621, 782, 895 

Groot (Groet), Abraham, member for 
Half Moon, 895; letter sent by, 
1107; to assist Henry Glen, 1108; 
to go with militia, 1 1 09 



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Groot, Cornelius (Corneles), signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for Half 
Moon. 621, 778 

Groot (Groat), Derick, petition from 
batteaumen presented by, 1056; sent 
for. 1056 

Groot (Groat, Groadt), John, appeared 
before board, 1116; requests release 
of prisoners, 1 1 20 

Groot (Groat), Nicholas, execution 
served on, 344, 345 ; mentioned, 344 

Groot, Simon, tavern license for, 1 090 

Groot, see also Graat 

Grote Imboght, see Great Imbocht 

Grote Stuck (Kinderhook district), 301, 
303 

Grouenbergh. see Gravenbergh 

Guernsey (Garnsay), Peter, elected 
quartermaster. 255 ; member for Kings 
district, 288, 425, 628 

Guernsy (Garnsey), John, appeared be- 
fore board, 653; liberated from con- 
finement, 920 

Guile, John, appointed first lieutenant, 
449 

Gumersal, Thomas, applied for leave to 
go to New Jersey, 399 

Gunpowder, see Powder 

Guns, for a grenadier company, 177; 
committee to examine, 528; in posses- 
sion of Robert Fullerton, 530; belong- 
ing to tories, to be delivered to Cap- 
tain Lush. 549; for the militia. 559 

HADLOCK, James, member for 
Hoosick, 619 
Hagedoorn, Maria, complaint against 

Mrs Robbison, 1155; charges against 

John Van Antwerp, 1 156 
Hagedorn, Peter, complaint against Mrs 

Moston, 1 155 
Hageman, Dennis, to be confined, 596; 

letters detained by the board, 598 
Hainer, Eva, dispute respecting a horse, 

1138; dispute settled, 1 1 39 
Haines, John, payments to, 773 
Hains, George, resolution concerning, 

874 
Hait, see Hayt 
Halenbeeck (Hallenbeck), Abraham, 

prisoner, disposition of, 505 ; signed 

new Association, 518; to appear be- 
fore board, 705 
Halenbeeck (Hallenbeeck), Bernardus 

(Barnadas), accounts, 634, 806. 971 



Halenbeeck (Halenbeck). Casper J., 
prisoner, disposition of. 505. signed 
new Association, 5 1 8 

Halenbeeck, Caspar M., to be sent to the 
enemy, 839 

Halenbeeck (Hallenbeck), Gerrit, state- 
ment by, on signing test, 309; ac- 
counts, 980 

Halenbeeck (Hallenbeck), Jacob, pris- 
oner, disposition of, 505 ; signed new 
Association, 518; discharged, 765 

Halenbeeck, James, accounts of, 958, 
972 

Halenbeeck, Marten, order to, 704; to 
appear before board, 705 

Halenbeeck, William, elected Heutenant, 
333 

Half Moon district, committee members, 
5, 8, 29, 280, 288. 299, 300. 421. 
454. 470. 621, 778. 895; return for, 
112; return of field officers. 249, 332 ; 
subscription for provincial troops at 
Fort Ticonderoga, 269; number of 
members, 281 ; complaint of election 
of officers, 309; election of Gerardus 
Cluet as captain valid, 315; willing 
to attend this committee, 337; militia 
from, 355, 464; discontent upon ap- 
pointment of Gerardus Cluet as cap- 
tain. 360; dispute in. petition concern- 
ing, 370; decision that disputed elec- 
tion is valid, 372; resignation of offi- 
cers, and resolution on new election, 
372; petition from not granted. 389; 
to examine James Hoisted, 42 1 ; new 
election for, 422, 454; vote on dis- 
tribution of powder, 448; ammunition 
for, 45 1 ; letter from General Schuyler 
sent to, 462 ; payments to, 465 ; power 
to investigate reported conspiracies, 
712; arrest of certain persons for sedi- 
tious activities, 713; to cite Jeremiah 
Vincent, 802 ; to sell cow of Vincent, 
879; to impress horses and sleighs, 
910, 929; to deliver effects to Rob- 
ert Fullerton, 918; empowered to ob- 
tain wood, 932 ; information concern- 
ing a plot in, 1088; letter from re- 
ferred to, 734; letters to referred to, 
940, 953 

Half Moon regiment, warrant to regard- 
ing Nicholas Van Den Bergh, 356; 
proceedings suspended. 361 

Hall, Joseph, accounts, 993 

Hall, Joshua, petition of. 486 



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1215 



Hall, Samuel, paper, 1 26 
Hall, William, complaint against Abra- 
ham Brown, 1132; appeared before 
board, 1133; sent for, 1151 
Hamtramick, John, captain, petition of, 
685 

Hancock, John, letters from, 75, 77; 

mentioned, 20 
Handkerchiefs manufactory, petition 
from Thomas Darby concerning, 234 

Hanion, Daniel, concerned in a plot, 
1088 

Hanion (Hannion), Peter, concerned in 
a plot, 1088; appeared before board, 
1088 

Hanna (Hannah), Samuel, petition of, 
523; to appear before board, 523; 
sent to prison, 792 

Hanoverian armament, 268 

Hansen, Dirck, second lieutenant, war- 
rants and instructions for, 120; ap- 
pointed first lieutenant, 141, 271 

Hansen, John, to inform board of sign- 
ing discharge for Alexander White, 
220; attorney in suit regarding Alex- 
ander White, 238; to contract for 
house for Burghers watch, 277 

Hansen, John J., payments to, 338, 397; 
accounts, 458, 822, 970, 971, 980; 
appointed chimney viewer, 861 

Hansen, John L., accounts, 971 

Hansen, John P., member for Schaghti- 
coke, 420, 621 

Hansen, Richard, application for dis- 
charge of, 442 

Hanson, Willis T., jr, search for miss- 
ing record, 1006, cited, 1013 

Hardenbergh, Abraham, proposed as en- 
sign, 429 

Harkemer, see Herkimer 

Harper, John, letter to, 1 45 

Harpersfield, see Cherry Valley, commit- 
tee of 

Harpur, Alexander, Heutenant, to appre- 
hend negro, 866, 867 

Harpur (Harper), Robert, letter from 
referred to, 455, 636 

Harris, , mentioned, 479 

Harris, Nicholas, admitted as member 
of board, 253 

Harris, Thomas, admitted as member of 
board, 253 

Harsen, Francis, to take oath of office, 
906 



Hart, James, confined, 859; information 

of, 955 
Hart, Richard, member for Saratoga, 

261, 280, 288 
Hartford, committee of, letters from re- 
ferred to, 541, 631 
Hartgrove, Humphry, suspected thief, 
1126; discharged, 1127; released on 
bail, 1130; to sign a bond, 1 1 30 
Hasely, Jeremiah, from Connecticut, pro- 
posal made by, 20 
Hashold, see Asold 

Hatheway, Simon, member for Benning- 
ton district, 27 
Hay, Udny, colonel, appeared before 
board, 810, 812, 897, 915; requisi- 
tioned for pasture, 833; power given 
to, to be vested in Captain Tillman, 
840; to inform board on transporta- 
tion of cannon, 899 ; estimate for 
transporting cannon, 910; to have jail 
repaired, 913; request for sleighs, 
914; to apprehend Waters and Conk- 
lin, 918; empowered to seize grind- 
stones, 921 ; request, 953; warrant to 
impress wagons, 956; letters from re- 
ferred to, 840, 845, 851, 929; let- 
ters to referred to, 840, 929; men- 
tioned, 832, 873 

Hay, William, Mr Swart's report on, 91 , 
93 

Haydock, Henry, accounts, 966 

Hayt (Hayet), Abraham, gone to the 
enemy, 1122; mentioned, 1122 

Hazen, Moses, colonel, to procure sleds, 
923 

Head, Jonathan, retracted signing peti- 
tion, 274 

Head, Shubel, retracted signing petition, 
274 

Heath, Bartholomew, elected adjutant, 
255 

Heddock, Daniel, provisions for, 3 1 9 

Hegeman, Adrian, member for Half 
Moon, 621, 778 

Heins, Jacob, appeared before board, 
562; signed new Association, 562 

Hellebergh, 741 

Hellmer (Helmer), Adam, payments to, 
826; accounts, 971 

Hemp, flax and wool, resolution on culti- 
vation of, 396 

Henry, , complaint against serv- 
ant of, 564 



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Index 



Henry, Hamas, enemy to country, 1 128; 
to be arrested, 1 128; arrested, 1 128; 
committed to Albany jail, 1 1 28 

Henry, Robert, trustee for Thomas 
Darby, 236; and company, disposal 
of merchandise, 383; appeared before 
board, 683; accounts, 997 

Henry, William, accounts, 999 

Hensdal, George, accounts, 988 

Herder, Jacob J., statement by, 322; to 
be discharged from connnement, 322 

Herder, Michael J., to be discharged 
from confinement, 322 

Herkemer, George, jr, letter concerning, 
699 

Herkimer (Harkemer), Hanukel, infor- 
mation given by, 1 038 

Herkimer (Harkemer, Herkemer, Her- 
kermer, Hercheimer), Nicholas, gen- 
eral, letters from, 221, 239, 245; 
member for Tryon county, 311; prob- 
able election as senator, 791 ; letter 
from referred to, 699; mentioned, 
1038 

Herncross, Lodewick, discharged, 795 

Herrick, Daniel, captain, member for 
Kings district, 628, 781 ; resolutions 
laid before board, 941 

Herrick, Samuel, captain, to send dam- 
aged powder to Albany, 89 

Heth, Joseph, elected second lieutenant, 
336; appointed first lieutenant, 428 

Heverlv, John, afiidav;t against Gilson 
(Gibson) and David, 897 

Hewetson, see I-Iowetson 

Hevs'son, John, to be discharged, 521 

Heyer, Gerrit, accounts, 998 

Hicher, Michael, examined, 1 1 28 

Hicks, Benjamin, captain, member for 
Schaghticoke, 27, 420, 621, 782; 
letter to, 61 ; company of soldiers, 61 ; 
not to march immediately for Ticon- 
deroga, 61 ; letter to be sent to, 61 ; 
company of to remain in this city, 579; 
complaint against soldiers, 1129; let- 
ter from referred to, 704; mentioned, 
1126 

Hides, sale of, 545 

Highways, repairs to, 1103, 1105 

Hill, Henry (Harry), warrant to search 
house, 1129; house to be searched, 
1 1 40 ; property found in possession of, 
1141; to pay cost of warrant, 1141 

Hill, Lemuel, discharged from confine- 
ment, 768 



Hill, Martha, tavern license for, 1 090 
Hillegas, Paldus, letter from referred to, 

713 
Hilton, Benjamin, to be confined to his 
house, 317; report to be made on con- 
duct, 321 ; report, 324; board agrees 
with committee's report on, 325 ; pro- 
ceedings relating to, to be published, 
337; refused to sign Association, 439; 
to be sent to Hartford, 445, 457, 
459; released on bail, 452; report 
that he had broken parole, 597; ac- 
counts, 998; appointed lieutenant, 
1014; resignation of warrant, 1017; 
unfriendly expressions in letter, 1 038 ; 
examined, 1039; action on his case, 
1039; application for new trial, 1040; 
proceedings against, 1 042 ; letter from 
referred to, 317; mentioned, 437, 
1017 
Hilton, John, accounts. 998 
Hilton, Peter, accounts, 999 
Hilton, Robert, accounts, 999 
Hilton, William, accounts, 908, 972 
Hilton, Wilham J., accounts, 980, 998 
Hinman, Benjamin, colonel, appointment 
from Governor Trumbull, 94 ; letters 
from referred to, 125, 135 
Hinsdale, George, to be imprisoned, 426; 
to be removed from jail, 472; appli- 
cation for leave, 480; to be removed 
to Connecticut, 488 
Hitchcock, John, put in confinement, 912 
Hoakesly (Hoakesley), Robert, mem- 
ber for Rensselaerwyck, 5, 7; ap- 
pointed on subcommittees, 5, 10; 
Signed the Association, 435 ; charges 
against, 706; sloop Albany property 
of, 771, 804; papers to be examined, 
817; gone over to enemy, 836: to be 
sent to enemy, 839; wood for prison- 
ers, 855; letter from referred to, 744 
Hodges, Isaac, member for Hoosick, 619 
Hodges (Hodge), Samuel, captain, ap- 
plication for provisions granted, 314; 
member for Cambridge, 421, 783; 
appointed captain, 475; company, de- 
sertion from service, 570 
Hodges, Timothy, account tor appre- 
hending, 908; accounts, 1001 
Hcdgkinson, John, brought before board, 

446 
Hoeg, Elijah, see Hog, Elijah 
Hoffman, (Nathan?), colonel, men- 
tioned, 523 



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1217 



Hog, Elijah, prisoners delivered to, 637 
Hogan, George, elected ensign, 543 
Hogan, Henry, appointed ensign, 25 ; his 
negro Tom apprehended, 948, 95 1 ; 
sent to an eastern state, 954 
Hogan, Juriyan, letter to referred to, 802, 

807 
Hogan, Petertje, accounts, 980 
Hogan, William, oath of allegiance of- 
fered to, 758, 761 
Hogan, William, major, apprehended, 

913 
Hogeboom, Abraham, referred to, 344 
Hogeboom, Jacob, powder for, 582 
Hogeboom, Johannis, jr, member for 

Claverack, 778 
Hogeboom, Lawrence (Laurance, Lour- 
ance) , signature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; 
member for Claverack, 645, 896; let- 
ter from referred to, 636; mentioned, 
345, 686 
Hogeboom, Stephen, colonel, member for 
Claverack, 28, 250, 288, 300; re- 
turn made by, 114, 251; complaints 
about, 233; elected lieutenant colonel, 
255; report on Mr Salsbury's activi- 
ties in recruiting, 549 
Hogel, John, letter to detained, 598 
Hogell (Hogel), Barent (oarnet), ac- 
cused of disloyalty, 622; prisoner, 
637 
Hoghstrosser (Hoghtraser) , Paul, peti- 
tion of, 526; accounts, 993 
Hogle, Abraham, elected ensign, 364 
Hogle, Francis, elected second lieuten- 
ant, 364 
Holahan, John, examined, 1 1 26 
Holland, John C, to be confined, 782; 
put in close confinement, 796; granted 
liberty on account of illness, 806 
Holliday, Thomas, employed in making 

coals, 586 
Holmes, Abraham, mentioned, 404 
Holsapple, Johannes, member for Clav- 
erack, 778, 896 
Holstead (Hoisted), James, to be ex- 
amined, 42 1 ; committed to close con- 
finement, 551; charges against, 558; 
discharged from further mihtary duty, 
559 
Holstead, Thomas, member for Schaghti- 

coke, 895 
Hoisted, Samuel, information regarding 
hostile activities requested from, 414 



Hooghteeling (Hogtallings) , Jacobus, to 
be arrested, 705 ; sent to Fleet prison, 
825; charees against, 1109; appre- 
hended, 1109 

Hooghtieling, Coenraedt, appeared be- 
fore board, 564 

Hoogkerk, Isaac, accounts, 980 

Hoogkerk, John, appointed ensign, 25 ; 
desires new election of officers, 65 ; 
appointed first lieutenant, 343; ac- 
counts, 999 

Hooper, Jacob, appeared before court, 
1109 

Hooper, John, confined, 940 

Hooper, Stephen, confined, 940 

Hoosick (Hosack, Hosick) district, com- 
mittee members, 27, 83, 342, 420, 
619, 789, 895; return of field offi- 
cers, 250, 363; new election, 337; 
division line, 347; to examine Samuel 
Hoisted, 414; vote on distribution of 
powder, 448; ammunition for, 451; 
militia from, 464, 475; payments to, 
465; to summon witnesses, 481; pe- 
tition against Colonel Bratt, 520; ac- 
count of expenses, 534; examination 
of witnesses before, 534; depositions 
against Simeon Covill laid before 
board, 542; guarding by militia, 623; 
certain persons to appear before, 644, 
656; petition of concerning illegal 
election, 689 ; consideration of papers 
from, 937; letters from referred to, 
540, 774 

Hornbeeck, Philip, lieutenant, report on 
deserters, 4 1 5 

Horses, may not be impressed, 927 

Flcrten, Michael, lieutenant, returns certi- 
fied, 552 

Hosiery, see Stockings 

Hctham, William, commodore, letters to 
referred to, 854 

Hotto, Christopher, liberated, 790 

House, Christiaen (Christian), bond of, 
247; paper setting forth grievances 
signed by, 257 

House, Nathaniel, chosen captain, 501 ; 
accounts, 569 

House, Nathaniel, discharged from con- 
finement, 768 

Howard, Matthew, member for Schaghti- 
coke, 420 

Howard, Silas, recommended for ensign, 
382; appointment annulled, 429; let- 
ter from referred to, 449 



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Index 



Howe, Lord William, attack on Bunker 
Hill, 116; declaration referred to, 
595; proclamation issued by, 598; 
mentioned, 672, I 100 

Howell, Sarah, shift and coffin supplied, 
946 

Howetson (Hewetson), James, lieuten- 
ant, committee to report on, 316; 
brought before committee, 393; resolu- 
tion on parole, 393; discharged, 518; 
account for apprehending, 557 

Howley, Abner, chosen captain, 662 

Hubbard, Gideon R., deposition against 
certain persons, 364; ordered to ap- 
pear before board, 364, 368; letter 
to referred to, 330 

Hubbard, Joseph R., high prices for salt, 
540 

Hubbel (Hubbell, Hubble), Jabez, sig- 
nature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; member 
for Ballston, 444-45,619 

Hubly, Adam, major, appeared before 
board, 5 I 3 

Hudson, Elijah, complaint against, 690; 
to appear before committee, 690; to 
attend general committee, 766 

Hudson river, obstructing, letter relating 
to, 631 ; preparing obstructions in sug- 
gested, 704; committee appointed to 
sound, 706; report on enemy ships 
coming up, 1125 

Huffman, David, to be confined in jail, 
524 

Huffman, Johannis, to be confined in jail, 
524 

Huffnagel (Huffnail), Michael, com- 
plaint against, 742 ; sloop, property of, 
833, 834, 842, 905 

Hufftail, Tobias, petition of, 664 

Hugh, Stephen, appearance before board, 
96 

Hughan, John, request for raising militia 
company refused, 1019; examined on 
charges against Feder, 1021; refused 
to be Raworth's bail, 1119 

Hughes, Hugh, colonel, assistant quarter- 
master general, request for lumber, 
684; accounts against, 886; payments 
by, 903; letters from referred to, 527, 
576, 694, 710, 776, 956; letters to 
referred to, 711, 779, 949; men- 
tioned, 903 

Hughes, Timothy, captain, instructions 
delivered to, 668; money advanced to, 
693; accounts, 696; mentioned, 689 



Hull, Daniel, signature to oath of se- 
crecy, 2 ; member for Rensselaer 
Manor. 778 
Humphrey (Humfrey), Cornelius, colo- 
nel, to inquire into claims of certain 
persons, 796, 891 ; member for Kin- 
derhook, 896; letter from referred to, 
808 
Hun, Thomas, negro servant of, exam- 
ination, 650; accounts, 992, 994 
Hun, Thomas D., accounts, 980 
Hun, William, appointed lieutenant, 26; 
to repair wells and pumps, 617; com- 
plaint about billeting soldiers, 930; 
accounts, 992 
Hunt, Abner, discharged, 854 
Hunter, John, complaints against, 387 
Hutchinson, Solomon, member of com- 
mittee, 25 1 ; member for Claverack, 
280, 645 ; to examine blacksmith's ac- 
counts, 629 
Huyck, Andries A., letter from, 802 
Huyck, Cornelius, discharged, 795 
Huyck, Jasper (Casper), captain, re- 
turns certified, 552; pay roll of com- 
pany, 784; accounts, 972 
Huyck, John, accounts, 989 

INDIAN affairs, commissioners for, ap- 
pointment of Mr Douw, 181 ; infor- 
mation given by two commissioners, 
201 ; letter from, 213; committee ap- 
pointed to wait on, 220; invitation to 
conference, 22 1 ; propose to send mes- 
senger to Six Nations, on activities in 
Tryon county, 312; request board to 
attend Indian conference, 763 ; to ap- 
point committee to attend Indian treaty 
at Johnstown, 925 ; letter from re- 
ferred to, 1026 

Indian congresses, general congress with, 
appointed by Colonel Guy Johnson, 
37; congress with Colonel Johnson 
held, 96; at German Flats, 102, 106, 
108, 109, 122, 162, 470, 488, 
1018; at Fort Stanwix, 104, 105; 
at Oswego, 155, 223, 225; meeting 
at Albany, 162, 202, 213; board to 
attend, 296; conference with commis- 
sioners of Northern department, 395 ; 
Indian treaty at Johnstov/n, 925, 938 

Indians, committee to consult with 
Colonel Guy Johnson on, 23; state- 
ment by Colonel Johnson, 24; speech 
by chief of the Mohawks, 33; answer 



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to Abraham's speech, 35 ; unfriendly 
disposition, 35 ; letter to Colonel John- 
son on attitude of, 36; powder supply, 
57, 58, 74, 395; religious instruction, 
107, 108; treatment, Philip Schuyler's 
advice concerning, 119; sale of liquor 
to, 145, 194, 205, 1026; and 
Colonel Johnson plan invasion of 
county, 150; intended invasion, 151, 
1010, 1011, 1012; apprehensions 
groundless, 154; copy of speech from 
Continental Congress to be delivered 
to, 1 75 ; General Schuyler recom- 
mends conference with, 185, 200; 
committee to settle difference with, 
1 95 ; reply to General Schuyler's let- 
ter on calling together, 201 ; on the 
way to Albany, 202 ; provisions for, 
205; visit to by committee, 209; 
treaty with, at Albany, 213; speech 
by chief of Oneida Indians, 214; let- 
ter about removing ministers referred 
to, 215; committee to answer speech 
of Oneida chief, 218; presents given 
to, 220, 223, 399; answer to speech 
of Oneida chief, 221 ; reply to speech 
regarding minister, 222; friendship 
necessary, 229; incited to hostilities by 
Sir John Johnson, 357; affidavits on 
unfriendly attitude, 377; trade with 
398; in Schoharie district, lead for, 
689; danger from, in Tryon county, 
1020; reported meeting v/ith tories, at 
Salt Springs, 1087. 5ee also Cagh- 
nawagas; Canadian Indians; Mohawk 
Indians; Oneida Indians; Stockbridge 
Indians 

Indigo, complaint about prices, 1156 

Innholders, see Tavernkeepers 

Inoculating hospitals, committee to assign 
places for, 696 

Isaacs, Isaac, complaint against, 1 1 40 

JACK, negro, put in confinement, 948; 
examined, 948; punished, 952 
Jackson, Michael, lieutenant, appointed 
second lieutenant, 449; appointed 
lieutenant for ranger company, 519; 
rank of first lieutenant, 520; money 
for company, 547; to remain at 
Kings district, 567; provisions for 
prisoners delivered to, 587; to arrest 
Captain Bush, 624; orders to, 588, 
681, 682; leave to go home, 710 



Jackson, William, member for Claverack, 
896 

Jacobs (Jacobse), Jacob, accounts, 989; 
mentioned, 1 1 06 

Jadwin, Joseph, discharged, 765 ; peti- 
tion laid before board, 782, 804; 
affidavits against, 784 ; complaint 
against members of Schaghticoke com- 
mittee, 805 ; consideration of petition 
postponed, 806 

Jail, room requested in for confining per- 
sons hostile to American cause, 318; 
committee to select a jailer, 325 ; room 
in fort for, 418, 422; keeper ap- 
pointed, 468, 510, 511; to be 
guarded by militia, 489; prisoners, 
492 ; provisions for prisoners, 494, 
497, 566; resolution on guarding, 
497; prisoners to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 503; to be repaired, 548, 
571 ; duties of keeper, 558; jailer to 
give list of prisoners, 565, 566; names 
of escaped prisoners to be given, 571 ; 
wood for the prisoners, 573; fees, 
788. 5ee a/50 Prisoners 

James, William, brought deserter before 
board, 1078; tavern license for, 1090 

Jansen, Dirck (Derek), major, member 
for Livingston Manor, 27, 288, 421, 
621, 778, 909; to report on distribu- 
tion of powder, 448; to report on 
raising quota of men, 500; salt in 
store of, 859, 880; appointed com- 
missioner for Livingston Manor and 
German Camp, 859; letters from 
referred to, 694, 703 

Jansen, Roeliff, account for guarding 
laid before board, 839 

Jay, John, letter from referred to, 498 

Jeffreys, John, passport granted, 1064; 
intended to desert, 1067; delivered up 
his pass, 1068; to be kept under 
guard, 1068 

Jem, negro, put in confinement, 948, 95 1 ; 
sent to an eastern state, 954 

Jenkins, William, captain, complaint 
about Samuel Loadman, 329 

Jennings, Luke, prisoners taken by, 588 

Jeralemon, Nicholas, accounts, 980, 998 

Jeremy (Jermy), negro, examination of, 
650; put in confinement, 948, 951 

Jessup, Ebenezer, papers to be examined, 
817; pasture land to be used, 820; 
to be sent to the enemy, 839; accounts, 
992 



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Index 



Jessup, Edward, papers to be examined, 
817; pasture land to be used, 820; 
to be sent to the enemy, 839 
Jewit (Jewett), Edward, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 1 ; member for 
Hoosick, 420, 619; to consider re- 
turn of certain persons to State, 608 
Johnes, Judge, see Jones, Judge 
Johnson, Guy, colonel, committee to con- 
sult with on disposition of Indians, 23; 
statement by, 24; letter to be written 
to, 35; text of letters to, 36, 58; letter 
from Rev. Samuel Kirkland regarding, 
86; letters sent to privately by member 
of board, 92 ; affidavit disclaiming 
writing letters to, 92 ; congress with 
Indians, 96; cruelties reported by 
Indians, 97; Oneidas refuse to let him 
build house, 97; Indians speech re- 
garding conduct of, 1 02 ; preparing 
for invasion of county, 150; report 
of intended invasion of Indians headed 
by, 151; affidavit of Peter Yates on 
letters to, 152; at Oswego, 155; in- 
fluence on Indians, 180; removed to 
Fort Stanwix, 215; letter from 
General Gage referred to, 215, 217; 
instigated Indian uprisings, 1010, 
1011, 1012; letter to opened, 1018; 
letter from referred to, 1011; letter 
to referred to, 67; mentioned, 183, 
214, 225, 226 
Johnson, James, affidavit of, 756 
Johnson, Jeremiah, confined, 798 
Johnson, John, lieutenant, member for 
Hoosick, 420, 789; to appear before 
committee, 656; accounts, 950 
Johnson, Sir John, letter from General 
Schuyler concerning, 158; requested 
to deliver up sheriff, 1 66 ; not to take 
active part against the people, I 72 ; 
letter to Alexander White referred 
to, 196; General Schuyler's efforts to 
prevent host.le activities by, 313; com- 
plaint against of hostility, 357; com- 
mittee to examine charges against, 366, 
372; message to, 386; decisive meas- 
ures for frustrating his plans recom- 
mended, 409; persons found near to 
be made prisoners, 409-10; letter to 
Philip Schuyler sealed with Johnson's 
arms, 410; protection of Alexander 
White, 1022; supplied with gun- 
powder, 1038; letter from referred 



to, 220; letters to referred to, 409, 
1036; mentioned, 199, 256 
Johnson, Joseph (Indian), referred to, 

182 
Johnson, Rev. Joseph, petition from, 
1 63 ; payments to, 1 64 ; accounts, 986 
Johnson, Martin, complaints by, 65 1 
Johnson, Lady Mary, permit granted to, 

639 
Johnson, William, captain, empowered 

to seize tinman's tools, 820 
Johnson (Johnston), Sir Wilham, name 
applied to, 122; alliance with Indians, 
123; referred to, 224; descendants' 
correspondence with John Duncan, 
307 
Johnson, Wither, mentioned, 1 155 
Johnston, James, affidavit against Baltus 
Lydius, 755; charges against John 
Woodside, 755 
Johnstown, Indian treaty at, 925, 938; 
disturbances at, 1022, 1037; expedi- 
tion to, 1040; tories in, 1087; request 
for provisions and ammunition, 1 096 
Jolly, Hugh, to remain in confinement, 
698, 699 

Jones (Johnes), Judge , of New 

York, letter from referred to, 1 036 
Jones, David, appointment, 141 ; declines 

office of first lieutenant, 1 5 7 
Jones (Johnes), Jeremiah, appeared be- 
fore court, 1 1 09 
Jones, Jonathan, member for Saratoga, 
261, 280; family to be removed and 
goods seized, 747, 756; his wife to 
be removed to Pittstown, 769; effects 
at Stillwater, 769; disposal of effects, 
771 ; to be sent to the enemy, 839 
Jones, Joseph, deserter, to be arrested, 
611 

Joy, Thomas, refused to sign Association, 
436, 438; to be liberated. 437; 
liberated from confinement, 479 

KANE, William, petition of, 360; 
failed to appear before board, 758; 
oath of allegiance offered to, 758-61 ; 
discharged, 760 

Karnahan, , accounts, 984 

Kellog, Aaron, member for Kings dis- 
trict, 898 (erroneously printed Balls- 
ton) 
Kellog, Abner, promoted first lieutenant, 
500 



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1221 



Kellog, Eliphalet, member for Ballstoa, 
91, 210 

Kelly, John, robbed, 82 1 ; Captain 
Price's party dispatched to, 823 

Kelly, Moses, order from, 912 

Kelly, Peter, taken prisoner, 1116 

Kennedy, James, discharged from con- 
finement, 593 

Kenniff, Abraham, mentioned, 395 

Kenniff (Cenniff), Isaiah, complaint 
about, 392 ; to be apprehended, 392 ; 
appeared before board, 395 

Kenniff (Cenniff), Jeremiah, complaint 
about, 392 ; to be apprehended, 392 

Kerncross, Jacob, liberated from con- 
finement, 872 

Ketcham (Ketchum), Isaac, resolutions 
respecting, 583; committed to jail. 
584 

Ketchum, Joseph, cattle taken from, 766 

Ketchum, Samuel, member for Schagh- 
ticoke, 420 

Ketchum, Stephen, statement of conspir- 
acy in Kings district, 593 

Keurden, John, reward offered for ap- 
prehending, 724 ; confined, 940 

Keyser, John, appointed first lieutenant, 
281 

Kidder, Ephraim, jr, dispute about, 325 

Kidney, Jacob, employed as messenger, 
401, 618; appointed doorkeeper, 
419; payments to, 440, 716; ac- 
counts, 571, 613, 684, 824; to arrest 
certain persons, 593; petition, 701; 
appointed jailer, 702 ; to patrol the 
streets during Sunday service, 717; 
orders to regarding killing of cattle, 
729; pay as messenger, 779; to carry 
into execution certain resolution, 850; 
to remove family infected with small- 
pox, 850; to execute resolution regard- 
ing prisoners, 885 ; appointed waiter, 
896; to take oath of office, 906; men- 
tioned, 526 
Kimble, Robert, requested to attend 

board, 520 
Kimmel, Peter, appeared before board, 

589 
Kinderhook district, conduct of inhabi- 
tants, 1 2 ; fears of attack on Massa- 
chusetts by inhabitants, 1 3 ; account 
of Lourance Fonda for examining 
tories, 840 
Kinderhook district, committee members, 
28, 280, 290, 300, 314, 421, 896; 



letters from, 85, 236; returns for, 
114, 314; return of officers and Gen- 
eral Association, 236; return of field 
officers, 252; petition of subscribers, 
252; new election granted, 253; peti- 
tion regarding Dirck Gardenier, 263; 
complaint about not holding election, 
273; number of members, 281, 891 ; 
controverted election in, 295, 299, 
301, 303, 304; returns invalidated, 
and new election ordered, 305 ; scur- 
rilous reflections against board made 
by members, 314; retraction of pro- 
test, 332; willing to attend this com- 
mittee, 337; committee appointed to 
examine complaints, 359; to report on 
ill treatment of Lowrance Van Deusen, 
362 ; to report on case of Dirck 
Gardineer, 363; regiment, appoint- 
ment of major, 364; to cause certain 
persons to appear before board, 368 ; 
statement by, 423; investigation of 
policy of district, 445 ; report on 
policy, 450; ammunition for, 451; 
persons from in jail to be liberated, 
459, 460; militia from, 464; letter 
to Colonel Witbeck regarding militia, 
466; prisoners from to be examined, 
476; report on armed force in, 476; 
account for apprehending prisoners 
from, 543; request from inhabitants, 
606; petition of field officers, 670; 
committee to report on people of, 682 ; 
persons named to superintend election 
at, 708, 89 1 ; field officers to report 
on flour for use of army, 711; letter 
from field officers, 739; arrest of cer- 
tain persons in, 742 ; ringleaders of 
conspiracy, 744 ; provisions for troops, 
745, 746; requested to send a sus- 
picious person to this board, 753; cer- 
tain persons apprehended in, 762 ; 
inhabitants to elect four members on 
committee, 772; to procure boards, 
911; to assist in procuring sleighs, 
914; letters from referred to, 82, 
298, 767, 921, 953; letters to re- 
ferred to, 295, 407, 755, 853, 937, 
94 1 . See also Grote Stuck 

King, Gideon, second lieutenant, war- 
rants and instructions for, 121; ap- 
pointment, 141; payments to, 175; 
appointed first lieutenant, 271 ; ac- 
counts, 975 



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Index 



King, William, letter to, 12; letter from 

referred to, 1 1 
Kings district, conduct of inhabitants, 1 2 
Kings district, committee, members, 28, 
280, 288. 299. 300. 425. 628. 781, 
898 (erroneously printed Ballston), 
letters sent to, regarding enlistment, 
45, 46; return for, 113; dispute re- 
garding committee, 241; member of 
committee of inspection not allowed to 
sit with board, 248; return of field 
officers. 255, 333, 449; number of 
members, 281, 288; proceedings laid 
before board, 324; petition from. 334, 
370. 371 ; to arrest suspected persons 
in Livingston Manor. 336; willing to 
attend this committee. 337; petition of 
Captain Baldwin. 359; case of Ben- 
jamin Andrews, 368; case of Elijah 
Owen, 368; appeared before board, 
415; requested to examine witnesses 
concerning hostile activities, 415; vote 
on distribution of powder, 448 ; ammu- 
nition for, 45 1 ; bounty of men to be 
raised in, 461 ; militia from, 464, 
477; payments to, 465; to levy on 
goods of prisoners from Kinderhook 
district, 543; report on sale of hides, 
545; recruiting minute men, 549; 
dangerous conspiracy forming, 593; 
orders for arrest of certain persons in, 
593; militia in to be discharged, 605; 
application to, 720; militia called out 
to quell insurrection, 751; superin- 
tendent of elections at. 772; express to. 
784; to procure boards, 911; resolu- 
tions of, 941 ; letters from referred to, 
424, 820; letters to referred to. 549, 
718, 731, 734, 762, 944 

Kingsland district, members from com- 
mittee admitted to debates of board, 
48 

Kingsley (Kingsly), Joseph, inimical to 
American cause, 332; to be disarmed. 
332; to pay costs in prosecution 
against. 390; charges against. 1044; 
denied charges, 1 044 ; committed to 
jail, 1044; prosecution, 1048; to pay 
certain charges to board, 1066; re- 
fused to pay, 1066; payments by, 
1068; bond, 1081 ; to appear before 
commissioners at Fishkill, 1085 

Kingston, deserters reported at. 611; list 
of persons sent to prison at, to be 
made, 753; legislative body to con- 



vene at, 839 ; letter from committee 
referred to, 482 
Kinney, Roger, member for Claverack, 

896 
Kinney, Stephen, member for Claverack, 

778 
Kip (Kipp), Ignas, member for Schagh- 
ticoke, 27, 280, 288; elected quarter- 
master. 250 
Kirkland (Kirtland). Rev. Samuel, in- 
terpreter of speech by Indian chief, 
34; letters from, 86, 1 76; money paid 
to, 107; to consult with Provincial 
Congress regarding Indian affairs, 
107; plea of Indians concerning, 217; 
reply to Indians regarding, 222; ap- 
peared before board, 229; accounts, 
976, 978; going to Albany, 1017; 
letter from referred to, 1011; letter 
to referred to, 37; mentioned, 178, 
182, 226 
Kittle, Adam, sent for, 1056 
Klaw, see Clauw 
Klien, John, liberated from confinement, 

852 
Kline, Joseph, liberated from confine- 
ment, 842 
Klock (Clock), Jacob, captain, letter to 
referred to. 67; statement concerning 
Colonel Johnson's intended invasion. 
150 
Knap. Joseph, discharged from confine- 
ment. 796; concerned in a plot, 1088; 
sent to Albany, 1 089 

Kneer, , 817 

Knickerbacker (Knickenbacker) , John. 
Colonel, member for Schaghticoke, 5, 
8; elected colonel, 250; on committee 
to settle certain dispute, 418; pay roll 
of his regiment, 623; accounts, 624, 
970; to superintend election of gov- 
ernor, etc., at Tomhenick, 772; men- 
tioned, 147 
Knickerbacker, John, jr, subscriber to 
General Association, 4; member for 
Schaghticoke, 288; payments to, 289; 
commissioner for disposal of estates of 
disaffected persons, 794 
Knickerbacker, Wouter, accounts, 991, 

994 
Kniskern, William, appointed ensign, 281 
Knox, Joseph, tavern license for, 1 090 
Kortz, John, jr, member for German 
Camp, 28, 290; declines serving on 
committee, 305 



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1223 



Krum (Krom), Martin, company added 
to regiment of Claverack, 254; de- 
clined office of captain, 336 

LACHLANE, a servant of Mr 
Henry, 564 

Lacorne St Luc (St Luke Le Corn), Luc 
de Chapt de, influence on Indians, 
155, 180; mentioned, 156 

Lafayette, Marquis de, letters from re- 
ferred to, 928, 934, 947, 955; let- 
ters to referred to, 928, 947 

Lafferty, John, reports theft of watch, 
1126 

Lagrange (Legransie), Arie, accounts, 
982, 999 

Lagrange, Jacob, put in confinement, 945 

Lagrange (Legrange), Jellis (JilHs), 
complaints against, 353, 523; to ap- 
pear before board, 354, 523; ap- 
peared before board, 355; petition 
from, 355; application to board to 
recover horses, 423; accounts, 930 

Lagrange, Myndert, to be liberated from 
confinement, 842 

Lake, see Leake 

Lake Champlain, laborers and batteau- 
men on needed, 1 048 

Lake George, payments to forces enlist- 
ing for attacks on, 5 1 ; wagons and 
provisions sent to, 642; laborers and 
batteaumen needed, 1048; carpenters 
to go to, 1052; men sent to for gar- 
rison duty, 1 09 1 

Lamb, John, captain, mentioned, 602 

Lambson, John, petition of, 570 

Lammy, Hugh, liberated from confine- 
ment, 702 

Lampman, Michael (Michel), elected 
captain, 364; member for Hoosick 
district, 789 

Lampman, Peter J., appeared before 
board, 919 

Lanesborough, letter from committee re- 
ferred to, 554 

Langdon, John, lieutenant, 61 

Lansing (Lansingh), , his negro, 

apprehended, 948; examination of, 
948; punished, 952 

Lansing, Abraham, accounts, 993 

Lansing, Abraham G., appointed fire- 
master, 6 1 7 

Lansing (Lansingh), Abraham J., mem- 
ber for Rensselaerwyck, 20, 28; com- 



plaint against Jillis De Garmo, 686; 
accounts, 966 

Lansing (Lansingh), Christopher, ap- 
pointed quartermaster, 264 

Lansing, Cornelius, appeared before 
board, 873 

Lansing (Lansingh), Gerardus, order to 
for powder, 220 

Lansing (Lansingh), Gerrit, accounts in 
charge of, 1 89 ; member for third 
ward, Albany, 420; letter to General 
Schuyler referred to, 587; to procure 
salt, 880; accounts, 979, 991 

Lansing (Lansingh), Gerrit (G.) jr, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4 ; 
member of the committee, 1 7 ; pay- 
ments by, 63, 399, 432, 440, 459, 
467, 481, 483, 486, 491, 509, 572, 
603; to state facts regarding decline 
of justice in parts of county, 87; to 
draw up letters to Continental and 
Provincial Congresses, 91 ; letters to 
Continental and Provincial Congresses, 
93 ; on committee regarding provisions, 
138; to examine and audit accounts, 
178, 240, 569, 671, 728, 963; ac- 
counts, 242, 852, 983, 985, 986, 
990, 992, 1001; member for third 
ward, Albany, 280, 287, 300, 619, 
777, 895; to audit accounts for 
reparation of barracks, 307; appointed 
treasurer, 327, 779; to receive moneys 
for poor of Boston, 374; to rate price 
of merchandise, 384; accounts for 
reparation of barracks, 394, 396; 
payments to, 399, 401, 424, 588, 
760, 826; appointed appraiser of 
arms, 406; to superintend election of 
deputies, 467; to draw up instructions 
for deputies, 477; to examine persons 
not having a pass, 493; to report on 
case of James Holstead, 558; report, 
559; to issue orders and furnish militia 
with arms, 578; to examine pay rolls 
of Capt. Bratt's company, 597; re- 
ceipt to Matthew Vischer, 598; au- 
thorized to borrow money, 637; to 
superintend elections in Albany, 709; 
accounts, report on, 826; to superin- 
tend election of aldermen, assistants 
and constables, 847; accounts to be 
transmitted to Auditor General, 850; 
to collect subscriptions for ruined 



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settlers, 904 ; to arrest deserters, 
1062; mentioned, 119 

Lansing (Lansingh), Gerrit A., accounts, 
980; member for Schenectady, 1031 ; 
length of service, 1 1 60 ; to send 
wagons, 1 1 08 ; letter from referred to, 
468 

Lansing (Lansingh), Gerrit G., ap- 
pointed overseer of batteaumen, 1053; 
too young for overseer of batteaumen, 
1054; objection v^'aived, 1055 

Lansing (Lansingh), Gerrit J., accounts, 
242, 976 

Lansing (Lansingh), Henry (Hendrick) 
R., accounts, 605, 970, 982, 998; 
member for Albany, first ward, 895 ; 
to collect subscriptions for ruined set- 
tlers, 904 

Lansing (Lansingh), Isaac G., appointed 
chimney viewer, 861 

Lansing (Lansingh), Isaac H. member 
for Hoosick district, 342, 420, 895; 
accounts, 992 

Lansing (Lansingh), Jacob, subscrip- 
tions for poor at Boston to be de- 
livered to, 9; reports he has quantity 
of horns, 91 ; to receive money from 
Mr Livingston, 176; member for sec- 
ond ward, Albany, 420; accounts, 
976, 982 

Lansing, Jacob, member for Schaghti- 
coke, 420 

Lansing (Lansingh), Jacob, jr, colonel, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; mem- 
ber of the committee, 1 7 ; to sign notes 
to be issued, 98; accounts, 247, 978, 
982, 986; letter from, 266; appointed 
colonel, 269; payments to, 292; re- 
quested to countermand orders to 
militia, 384; petition of, 387; state- 
ment by, 431; order to, 434; gun- 
powder for, 482 ; to order militia to 
guard jail, 489 ; on committee regard- 
ing sale of tea, 518; to order militia 
to march, 545 ; to confer with General 
Schuyler, 545, 553; to report on case 
of James Holstead, 558; report, 559; 
to superintend elections, 613; member 
for second ward, Albany, 618; to 
examine accounts for wood, 646; ap- 
pointed chairman of committee, 65 1 ; 
to deliver powder for use of Indians, 
656; men detailed for fire duty, 701 ; 
order to, 709; committee to assist, 
737; powder delivered to, 755; to 



furnish guard for cattle, 840; letter 
from referred to, 817; mentioned, 833 

Lansing (Lansingh), Jacob A., accounts, 
244, 974; to be liberated from con- 
finement, 580; bond for, 581 ; brought 
before board, 590; to be liberated, 
594 

Lansing, Jacob F., member for Rens- 
selaerwyck, 20, 28, 778, 895 

Lansing, Jacob G., accounts, 993 

Lansing (Lansingh), Jacob J., member 
for Rensselaerwyck, 20, 28, 287, 
420; payments to, 293 

Lansing (Lansingh), Jacob J., captain, 
appointed lieutenant of company to 
guard stores, 519; rank of second 
lieutenant, 520; to levy on property of 
Benjamin Baker, 609; men detailed 
for fire duty, 701 

Lansing (Lansingh), John, meeting held 
at house of, 11, 13, 14, 16; accounts, 
993, 997 

Lansing, John, jr, letter from referred to, 
417 

Lansing (Lansingh), John A., carpenter 
to go to Ticonderoga, 160; appointed 
quartermaster, 264; payments to, 327 

Lansing (Lansingh), John G., deceased, 
referred to, 63 

Lansing (Lansingh), John G., appointed 
second lieutenant, 141, 271; powder 
delivered to, 1012; appointed ensign, 
1017; appointed lieutenant, 1019; 
company under command of, to go to 
Lake George, 1 020 

Lansing (Lansingh), John Ja. (Johannis 
J.), accounts, 242, 980, 993; to re- 
pair wells and pumps, 6 1 7 

Lansing (Lansingh), Peter, member for 
Saratoga, 29; instructions to, 53 

Lansing (Lansingh), Philip, resignation 
as major, 161; axes and lead to be 
furnished to, 812 

Lansing (Lansingh), Robert, accounts, 
242, 640, 970, 976, 978; payments 
to, 269; appointed appraiser of arms, 
406; in charge of fire engines, 620; 
requested to arrange fire engine com- 
pany, 883 

Lansing (Lansingh), Rutger, signature 
to oath of secrecy, 2 ; subscriber to 
General Association, 4 ; member for 
Half Moon. 29, 280, 288, 300, 421, 
621, 778, 895; return made by, 112; 



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payments to, 269 ; on committee to 
settle certain dispute, 418; to report 
on distribution of powder, 448 ; to in- 
quire into confinem.ent of prisoners, 
876; to procure salt, 876; accounts, 
982 

Lansing, Sander, accounts, 992, 994, 
995 

Lansing (Lansingh), Thomas, accounts, 
999 

Lanston, , captain, accounts, 972 

Lantman, Frederick, to be liberated from 
confinement, 612 

Larawa}% Abraham, discharged from 
confinement, 790 

Laraway, Jonas, put in confinement, 945 

Larroway, Isaac, affidavit of, 749 

Lasher, John, colonel, mentioned, 193, 
194 

Lawrence, Andrew T., lieutenant, in- 
formation regarding Mr Morris, 2 1 9 

Lawrence, John, complaint about, 432 

Lawyer, Jacob, payments to, 565 

Lawyer, Jacob Jno., nominated second 
lieutenant, 529; resigned his commis- 
sion, 597 

Lawyer, Johannis, member for Schoharie, 
778 

Lead, taken at Ticonderoga, 205 ; dis- 
tribution of, 499 ; committee to pur- 
chase, 500; delivery of, 504; Mr Van 
Rensselaer's report on, 507; deposited 
in store, 551 ; need of, 812 

Leake (Lake), Henry (L.), subscriber 
to General Association, 4 ; member 
for Hoosick Distinct, 342, 420 

Leake, Robert, discharged, 764; dis- 
charged a prisoner, 842 

Lee, Daniel, ensign, payments to, 1 62, 
175; petition of, 174; accounts, 975 

Lee, Thomas, captain, delivered the 
Canada mail, 74 

Leedings, Lawrence (Lourance, Low- 
rance), order for arrest of, 739; re- 
ward for apprehending, 780; to be 
sent to the enemy, 839 

Legrance, Myndert, appeared before 
board, 1116; taken into custody, 
1116 

Legrandge, Omiea, accounts, 988 

Leominster, committee of, referred to 
707 

Lepaier, Jacob F., member for Living- 
ston Manor, 778 



Leshet, Adam, discharged from confine- 
ment, 789 

Lester, James, confession of, 334; to 
give security for good behavior, 335; 
to pay certain expenses, 335 

Letts, James, mentioned, 684 

Lewis, Francis, member of Continental 
Congress, letter signed by, 38; letter 
from, 79 

Lewis, Henry, complaint about Robert 
McClallen, 387 

Lewis, Morgan, colonel, appeared before 
committee, 615, 771, 822, 867; com- 
mittee to cooperate with on convey- 
ance of troops, 624; requests horses 
to carry artillery stores, 697; requested 
committee to ascertain payment for the 
sloops, 772; committee to confer with, 
799; to seize sails and rigging of sloop 
Albany, 805; asks price of tar, 947; 
letters from referred to, 809, 828, 
845, 939, 1092; letters to referred to, 
639,939; mentioned, 936 

Lewis, William, petition of, 701 ; sent 
to prison, 792 

Lexington, engagement at, 15, 18, 22, 
184 

Libistine, Peter, complaint about, 526 

Liddle, see Little 

Lieutenant Governor, election of, 772, 
786 

Lieverse, Harme, petition of, 836 

Lieverse, Levinus, carpenter, to go to 
Ticonderoga, 1 60 

Lighthall, William, mentioned, 1 1 22 

Lincoln, Hosea, member for German 
Camp, 445, 619 

Linen rags, collecting for soldiers, 531, 
534, 551 

Linking (Lincoln), Joseph, member for 
German Camp, 290, 305 

Liquor, sale to Indians, 145, 194, 205, 
1026; unlawful traffic in, 706; com- 
mittee to inquire regarding sale, 957; 
soldiers selling their clothes for, 1129; 
Hugh Oar fined for selling, 1135, 
1139 

Lispenard, Leonard, letter from, 1 35 

Litchfield, town of, letter from referred 
to, 826 

Litchfield county, committee, letter from 
referred to, 826; letter to referred to, 
819 

Lits, Andries, to appear before board, 
727 



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Little (Liddle), Mrs , mentioned, 

1142 

Little (Liddle), Andrew, to appear be- 
fore board, 892 ; to be liberated, 911; 
discharged from confinement, 943; 
sent for, 1130; ordered to leave this 
district, 1 1 30 ; sent to Albany jail, 
1 I 32 ; proposed release, 1137 

Little, John, received commission, 1039 

Little Falls, fear of attack by Colonel 
Johnson and Indians, 1 50 

Little Hoosick (Hosack, Hosick), dis- 
trict, return for, 113; petition of in- 
habitants, 253; letter from committee 
referred to, 112 

Litts, Daniel, complaints about, 389, 
403; to be kept in close confinement, 
389; disarmed, 403 

Livingston, Gilbert, to transport cannon, 
352; letters from referred to, 498, 
555 

Livingston, Henry Beekman, colonel, 
member for Livingston Manor, 27, 
621, 778, 909; letter from referred 
to, 824; mentioned, 856 

Livingston, John, member for Livingston 
Manor, 485; declined serving, 529 

Livingston, Peter R., colonel, letter to, 
on appointment of delegates to Con- 
tinental Congress, 8; deputy to Pro- 
vincial Congress, 9, 10, 293, 294. 
391, 475, 1031 ; return by, 27; mem- 
ber for Livingston Manor, 27, 288, 
421, 621, 778, 909; to open certain 
letters, 317; power to represent city 
and county in Congress, 348; pay- 
ments to, 358; motion made by, 445, 
454; to investigate policy of Kinder- 
hook district, 445; to prepare adver- 
tisement respecting setting up of new 
form of government, 449; to examine 
papers of John Duncan, 454; ac- 
counts, 566, 880; salt sent to city by, 
859; list of well affected persons sent 
to, 870; to deliver saU, 870, 881 ; 
order on for salt, 892 ; letters from 
referred to, 7, 124, 522, 571, 575, 
582, 585, 616, 657, 683, 853, 869, 
893 

Livingston, Peter Van Brugh, unable to 
pay for sleds, 1074; letter from, 76; 
letter to, 77 

Livingston, Philip, letters from, 79, 127 



Livingston, Robert, colonel, constructed 
a powder mill, 59; delivery of salt, 
880; mentioned, 859 

Livingston, Robert R., letters from re- 
ferred to, 498, 694 ; letter to referred 
to, 695 

Livingston, Walter, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to General As- 
sociation, 3 ; member for Livingston 
Manor, 8, 27, 280, 288, 299, 300, 
421, 621, 778, 909; elected deputy 
to Provincial Congress, 9, 10, 29; 
motions by, 9, 321, 322, 326, 418, 
423; attendance at Provincial Con- 
gress, 148; request from General 
Schuyler for supplies, 1 72 ; money for, 
I 76; on committee relating to Indians, 
214; payments by, 219, 457; to pre- 
pare answer to petition of Thomas 
Darby, 235; answer to petition, 236; 
to make return of militia, 249; recom- 
mended for first major, 262; on com- 
mittee relative to proceedings at law, 
275 ; to see Jacob C. Ten Eyck, 279; 
to audit accounts of board, 295 ; to 
consider paper containing reflections on 
board, 306; report of seditious activi- 
ties, 306; to furnish provisions for 
troops, 314, 581; to report on cer- 
tain delinquents, 316; to report on 
matter in Benjamin Hilton's letter, 
317; report, 317; to pay for powder, 
320; to draw up instructions to repre- 
sentatives in General Assembly, 321 ; 
to report on Mr Hilton's conduct, 
321 ; to examine witnesses, 331 ; affi- 
davits laid before board, 336; appli- 
cation for a store house, 377; to draw 
up regulations for choosing committees, 
380; member of secret committee, 
408; present at meeting of secret com- 
mittee, 411; to furnish provisions for 
tories, 436; to issue provisions to 
prisoners, 439, 494, 497, 521; to 
draw up instructions for deputies, 477; 
to examine evidence against certain 
persons, 484; accounts, 496; to be 
given certificate of good behaviour as 
deputy Commissary General, 509; to 
write letter to Governor Trumbull, 
511; gives information regarding sale 
of hides, 545; to send letter regarding 
delegates to Continental Congress, 
674; letters from referred to, 926, 



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1068; mentioned. 176, 246, 293, 
384, 391 

Livingston, William, apprehended and 
put in custody, 669; takes oath of 
allegiance, 673; permitted to return 
home, 673 

Livingston Manor, committee of, mem- 
bers, 8, 27, 280, 288, 299, 300. 
421, 485. 529, 621, 778, 909; let- 
ter inclosing the Association from, 
124; return of field officers, 262, 315, 
448; number of members, 281, 418; 
affidavits laid before board, 336; 
suspected persons to be arrested and 
examined, 336; wiUing to attend this 
committee, 337; committee to assist, 
412; proceedings against disaffected 
persons, 444; vote on distribution of 
powder, 448; ammunition for, 451; 
militia from, 464; requested to give 
information concerning William Liv- 
ingston, 669; quelHng an insurrection 
in, pay for, 795 ; to assist in procur- 
ing sleighs, 914; letters from referred 
to, 346, 412, 745, 885; letters to 
referred to, 407, 853 

Loadman, Samuel, complaints about, 
329; reprimanded, 329; accounts. 
483, 519, 542, 835, 973; discharged 
as jailer, 702; mentioned, 681, 699 

Loan officers, 967 

Lodewick, Casparus, discharged from 
confinement, 692; apprehended, 774 

Loep, Bastien, discharged from confine- 
ment, 789 

Logs, request for, 498; sloops to trans- 
port, 514 

Long, Henry, signed the Association, 492 

Long, John, discharged, 592 

Long Island, news from, 182 

Lord, Lynde, letter from referred to, 826 

Losee, Joshua, captain, subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4; second heutenant, 
declined to serve. 350; member for 
Half Moon. 421; to have liberty of 
the fort, 756; letter from referred to, 
551 ; mentioned, 558 

Lot, Abraham, examined regarding 
hostile conduct of certain persons. 330 

Lothrop, Mellitiah, member for Kings 
district, 898 (erroneously printed 
Ballston) 

Lothrup, . sergeant, ordered to 

escort certain men to Albany, 199 



Lotteridge, Thomas, petition presented 
by, 282; appeared before board, 494; 
ferry hired by, 660; ordered not to 
ferry over persons without passes, 823 

Lottewall, Jacob, warrant against, 344 

Louden, Samuel, mentioned, 384 

Low, , affidavit of, 732; ex- 
amination of, 735 ; mentioned, 260 

Low, Isaac, letter regarding appointment 
of Provincial Congress, 22 

Lowry. James, deserter, to be arrested. 
611 

Luckhurst. Charlotte T., part 3 secured 
by, 1007 

Ludlow, William H., property in pos- 
session of, 871 

Luke, , 585 

Lummis. , mentioned, 460 

Lummis (Lomus), Mrs Rebecca, ac- 
counts, 984; house, mentioned, 459 

Lush, Richard, accounts, 993 

Lush, Stephen, captain, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 1 ; to deliver records of 
city and county to new committee, 
455; member for second ward, 
Albany, 492, 619; powder for, 499; 
to write circular letters to colonels in 
county, 499; to purchase lead, 500; 
to prepare letter to Governor Trum- 
bull, 503. 511; letter approved. 507; 
motions by. 509. 533; to draw up 
rules for government of subcommittee. 
517; to examine James Stewart. 517; 
appointed captain of company to guard 
stores. 519; company to remain in 
this city, 519; to regulate price of 
salt, 540; to confer with General 
Schuyler, 545; men enHsted by, to 
march to reHef of Tryon county, 546; 
guns to be delivered to, 549; draft in 
favor of, 549; appointed secretary 
pro tem, 552; powder for, 553; to 
send men in quest of Roff and Brooks, 
560; to apprehend certain persons. 
564; to order Mrs Gorden out of 
city. 564; to wait on members of Pres- 
byterian Church, 573; payments to, 
585; accounts, 585, 604. 605, 608, 
641, 970, 972, 985, 993; to carry 
letter to Bennington committee, 592; to 
consider General Howe's Proclama- 
tion, 598; to correspond with Con- 
vention of the State of New York. 
599; order for powder and lead. 599; 
to report on certain petition, 608 ; com- 



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pany referred to, 635 ; pay roll of 
company, 643; on committee regard- 
ing collection of excise, 667 ; to send 
letter regarding delegates to Continen- 
tal Congress, 674; on committee re- 
garding repairs to Fort Ticonderoga, 
677; on committee regarding defenses, 
704; to attend with Colonel Nicoll, 
714; letter from referred to, 831; 
mentioned, 507, 520, 709 

Lydius, Baltus, arrested, 755 

Lydius (Ledias, Lydias), Martin (Mar- 
tinus), interpreter, 71, 72, 74; ac- 
counts, 243, 986 

MABB, Elisabeth, appeared before 
board, I 1 33 

Mabie (Mabee, Mabey, Maybey, May- 
bie), Albert, member for Schenectady, 
299, 443, 781, 899, 1031, 1069, 
1 1 34, 1145; to settle dispute regard- 
ing Walter Swits, 1 069 ; to go to 
Albany, 1071 ; failure to get payment 
for sleds, 1074; to bring John Munro 
before board, 1078; elected fence 
viewer, 1086; on subcommittee to at- 
tend general committee at Albany, 
1110, 1118, 1151, 1154; to arrest 
certain men, 1115; to attend election 
of militia officers, 1118; information 
given by, 1120; chosen on acting com- 
mittee, 1121; length of service, 1 1 60 

Mabie (Mayby), Cornelius, commission 
as first lieutenant, 1 032 

McAlpin (McAlpine), Daniel, captain, 
suspected hostility, 410; appearance 
before committee, 410; action on case 
of, 411; to be removed to fort, 431 ; 
committee to consider removal, 466; 
liberated on parole, 496; to be re- 
moved to Connecticut, 503; time for 
departure to Connecticut, 504; request 
for liberation refused, 507; to remain 
in confinement, 509; to be liberated, 
516; question of liberating referred to 
General Schuyler, 533; report on 
liberation of, 534; accused of sedi- 
tious activities, 712; ringleader in a 
conspiracy, escaped, 715; reward of- 
fered for apprehending, 724; family 
to be removed and goods seized, 747, 
756, 768; effects at Stillwater, 769; 
disposal of effects, 771 ; to be sent to 
the enemy, 839; furniture and cattle 
seized, 847; accounts for keeping, 893 



McAlpin, Mary (Mrs Daniel), ap- 
peared before committee, 507; to be 
removed to Albany, 769; letter from 
referred to, 808 

McCallom (McCollom), John, com- 
plaint of robbery, 1140; signature, 
1 1 40, 1141; search warrant granted 
to, 1141 

McCarty, David, captain, member for 
Rensselaer Manor, 420; to report on 
distribution of powder, 448; to report 
on raising quota of men, 500; to lay 
important matters before board, 501 ; 
on secret committee, 501 ; action of 
committee on his communication, 502; 
powder and lead for, 507; to report 
on sale of tea, 515; to draw up rules 
for government of subcommittee, 517; 
to examine James Stewart, 517; to 
appear before committee, 645 ; to ar- 
rest a negro, 649 ; appeared before 
board, 65 1 ; requested to cite certain 
persons, 727; order for arrest, 749; 
liberated from confinement, 764 ; to 
apprehend certain persons, 807; peti- 
tion in behalf of Ephraim P. Bogar- 
dus, 831; discharged, 882; letter 
from referred to, 808; mentioned, 505 

McCarty (McCartey), Thomas, com- 
plaint against Aaron Stevens, 1136; 
colt claimed by, 1 1 39 

McCarty, William, prisoner sent to Al- 
bany, 1097 

McClallen (MacClannen), Robert, sub- 
scriber to General Association, 3 ; 
member for first ward, Albany, 
287,000; bills and invoices laid be- 
fore board, 350; to be excused from 
voting on increased prices of merchants, 
363 ; to enquire concerning enemy 
activities, 369; complaint against, 
387; appeared before board, 683; ac- 
counts, 994, 997 

McClung, John, subscriber to General 
Association, 3 ; member for Cambridge 
district, 288, 783; report on petition, 
343 

McComb, Alexander, charges against, 
1101 

McComb, Baldy, charges against, 1101 

McComb (Macomb), John, motion on 
sending to tory jail, 481 ; committee 
to examine evidence against, 484 ; re- 
port on evidence against, 486; de- 
clined to sign Association, 488; to 



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give bond for good behaviour, 488 ; ex- 
penses of apprehending, 532, 534; to 
be apprehended, 837 

McCord, John, extract from letter, 43 

McCosh, John, deserter, to be arrested, 
611 

McCounsey, Hugh, accounts, 980 

McCow^en. Hugh, sent to Fleet prison, 
825 

McCoy, Charles, detained as witness, 
764 

McCracken, see McKracken 

McCrea (McCray), John, colonel, mem- 
ber for Saratoga, 29; letter from, 231 ; 
elected colonel, 261 ; vacancy in regi- 
ment, 373; letter from requesting am- 
munition, 481 ; letter from referred to, 
495; mentioned, 207, 227, 248 

McCrea, Samuel, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2 ; member for Ballston, 
619, 781, 898 

McCrea, Stephen, appointed surgeon, 
270, 272 

McCrea, William, lieutenant, member for 
Ballston, 781 ; on committee to dis- 
pose of arms, 785 ; committee to exam- 
ine, 854 

McCreddes, , mentioned, 1 1 29 

McCully, Hugh, to appear before board, 
727 

McDarmac, Francis, accounts, 980 

McDermod, WiUiam, appeared before 
board, 561 ; examination of, 561 

McDole, John, accounts, 806; liberated 
from confinement, 855 ; confined, 960 

McDonal, Allen, mentioned, 400 

McDonald, Alexander (?), captain, not 
granted a permit, 400 

McDonald, Angus, heutenant, to be sent 
to Hartford, 445, 457; answer to his 
request, 460; hostile activities, 510; 
parole, 645; arrested, 733; recom- 
mendations of committee relating to, 
748; information given by, 1039; 
letter from referred to, 616 

McDonald, Mrs Angus, mentioned, 747, 
748 — 

McDonald (McDaniel), Daniel, desires 
to bind out son as an apprentice, 1 1 40 

McDonald, Ronald, sergeant, letter from, 
189 

McDonalds, commissions for, 208 

McDonnel, Norman, prisoner, disposi- 
tion of, 505 



McDougal, Alexander, information 
about, 1118 

McDougall, Alexander, colonel, letter 
from referred to, 316 

McDougall, Daniel, admitted to debates 
of board, 48 

McDougall, Duncan, admitted to debates 
of board, 48; questioned concerning 
Duncan Campbell, 756 

McDougall, John, accused of disloyalty, 
622 

McDowel, John, accounts of, 879 

McDunnick, Dennis, deserter, to be ar- 
rested, 61 1 

McFall, David, sergeant, leave to go to 
New York, 406 

McFarlan (McFarlen), Alexander, 
member for Schenectady, 1 1 34 

McFarlan (McFarlen, McFarlin), An- 
drew, member for Schenectady, 781, 
899; certificate granted to, 1064; to 
attend election of militia officers, 1118; 
elected chairman, 1121, 1 1 34, 1161; 
payments to, 1121; going abroad, 
1 1 25 ; to attend general meeting of 
committee at Albany, 1 1 35 ; persons 
needing salt to report to, 1 146; length 
of service, 1 1 60 ; letter from referred 
to, 86 1 ; mentioned, 1 064 

Mcintosh, Aneas, accused of seditious 
activities, 712; hberated from con- 
finement, 7 1 6 

Mcintosh, Lachlin, accounts, 455 

Mack, Johannis, concerned in a robbery, 
813 

McKay, Samuel, captain, complaints 
against, 295 ; appearance before 
board, 295 ; removal from city and 
county requested, 296; complaint of 
hard usage, 297 

Mackbride, Samuel, member for Sara- 
toga, 622 

McKellup, John, member for Cambridge 
district, 927 

McKerlie (McKerly), John, appeared 
before board, 411; joins the enemy, 
691 

McKesson, John, letters from referred to, 
270, 560, 643 

McKinny (McKinna), John, complaint 
against, 564; to be apprehended, 
564; discharged from confinement, 
602 

McKinsey, John, signed new Association, 
507 



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McKinster, John, member for Claverack, 
896 

McKinstry, David, elected second lieu- 
tenant, 501 

McKinstry, Thomas, member for Claver- 
ack, 778 

McKnioil, James, discharged from con- 
finement, 775 

McKracken (McCracken) , Joseph, cap- 
tain, warrants and instructions for, 
120; pay roll of men employed in 
taking Ticonderoga, 438; pay roll au- 
dited, 438; company to remain in this 
city, 579 

McLean, Allen, colonel, referred to, 208, 
228 

McLeod, Norman, signed new Associa- 
tion, 507 

McMartin, William, charges against, 
1101 

McMaster, James, letter to, 1037 

McMaster, Robert, application for a 
pass, 386 

McMickim, Petter, charges against, 1 101 

McMullen, John, prisoner sent to Albany, 
1097 

McMuliea (McMuIlan), Michael, 
brought before board, 446; sent to 
New England, 446; levy on his ef- 
fects, 449 ; account for apprehending, 
532; accounts, 988 

McMurry, Alexander, prisoner, sent to 
Albany, 1097 

McNiel, Archibald, elected adjutant, 
261 ; refusal to serve, 373 

Macpherson, John J., aid de camp to 
General Schuyler, 1 98 

McQuay (McQua), Robert, joins the 
enemy, 691 ; arrest of, 696; accounts 
charged to, 697; mentioned, 729, 754 

McQuire, Thomas, discharged from con- 
finement, 797 

McVia, John, deserter, to be arrested, 
611 

McVicar, Dugall, accused of disloyalty, 
622 

Magee (McGee), James, captain, signa- 
ture to oath of secrecy, 1 ; subscriber 
to General Association, 3 ; member for 
Rensselaer Manor, 287, 299, 420, 
619; John Dusenberge to give security 
to, 335 ; to prepare advertisement re- 
specting a setting up of new form of 
government, 449; motions by, 450, 
459, 544; accounts, 524, 526, 983- 



85 ; to report on fines collected from 
militia, 687 

Maginis, John, enhsted, and then sold, 
1106 

MaGinnis, George, appeared before 
board, 476 

Magistrates, committee to investigate of- 
ficial action, 533; protection in official 
duties by board, 1041 

Main, Thomas, accused of disloyalty, 
622 

Maley (Malie), John, accounts, 242, 
976, 991 ; requests letter to Council 
of Safety, 81 1 

Mall, Allexander, charges against, 1101 

Mallery, Jonathan N., appointed surgeon, 
585; discharged from confinement, 
768 

Mallery, William, discharged from con- 
finement, 768 

Man, George, captain, pay roll of com- 
pany, 789; billeting roil of company, 
789; accounts, 972; quoted, 1118 

Man, Isaac, to appear before board, 
362; decision on his case, 368; sus- 
pected hostility, 410; affidavits against, 
579; court martial for trial, 725; to 
be sent to the enemy, 839; permitted 
to return from New Hampshire, 863 ; 
empowered to take hay, 913; granted 
pass to New York, 930; appeared be- 
fore board, 935 ; request complied 
with, 939; letter from referred to, 
346 

Man, Isaac, jr, arrested, 722 

Man, Jacob, taken prisoner, 1116; re- 
leased, 1 1 20 

Man (Mann), John, trial postponed, 
349; denies charges against, 361 ; to 
bring witnesses, 366; decision of board 
on his case, 372; dismissed, 411; com- 
plaint against George Palmer, 456 

Man, Thomas, appearance before com- 
mittee, 410; dismissed, 411; crime 
alleged against, 939 

Mancius (Mancious), Wilhelmus, doc- 
tor, to march with militia to Fort 
Edward, 577; medicine delivered to, 
582; accounts, 992, 994 

Manufactories, petition from Thomas 
Darby concerning, 234 

Marden, Friederick, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2 

Marinus, Abraham, powder from, 507 

Marselis (Mersalius, Merselis), 



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1231 



Ahasueras, appointed captain, 1 045 ; 
appointed overseer of carpenters, 
1053; to send men to Lake George, 
1091 

Marselis, Ahasueras, jr, to notify sol- 
diers on choosing officers, 1043 

Marselis, Alexander, complaint against, 
1142; to appear before board, 1 1 42 

Marselis (Merseles), Aran, complaint 
by, 1057 

Marselis (Merselis), Gysbert (Gisbert), 
subscriber to General Association, 3 ; 
member of the committee, 17; to go 
to chief of the Mohawks, 35 ; copies 
of Association lodged at house of, 44 ; 
to draw up letter to Indians, 58; let- 
ter to Col. Guy Johnson, 58; com- 
plained of Hugh Sims, 133; accounts, 
243, 998; to repair barracks, 265, 
266; member for first ward, Albany, 
280, 287, 298, 299, 300; payments 
to, 286, 293; barrack master, troops 
to be sent to, 3 1 1 ; to find place to con- 
fine persons hostile to American cause, 
318; to select jailers, 325 ; to get room 
for a jail, 418, 422; to have house 
built in fort, 462; to repair jail, 571 ; 
to procure firewood, 602 ; mentioned, 
310 

Marselis, Gysbert (Guysbert) G., to pay 
money collected for poor in Boston, 
399, 401 ; failed to appear before 
board, 758; oath of allegiance offered 
to, 758-61 

Marselis (Mercelius), Henry, appointed 
captain, 465 ; member for first ward, 
Albany, 777; accounts, 994, 998 

Marselis, Henry, has not signed Associa- 
tion, 1072 

Marsehs (Merselis), John, jr, accounts, 
982 

Marselis, John B., appointed lieutenant 
for ranger company, 519; rank of 
first lieutenant, 520; payments to, 
565; appointed first lieutenant, 1045 

Marselis, John T., to notify soldiers on 
choosing officers, 1043 

Marselis (Mercelis), Nicholas, captain, 
appointment, 346; member for Al- 
bany, second ward, 895 ; accounts, 
978 

Marshal, Daniel, accounts, 980 

Marshal, Peter, accounts, 982, 999 

Marshall, Francis, appointed quarter- 
master, 264 



Marten, Frederick, member for Great 

Imbocht, 343, 420, 619, 779, 909; 

letter from referred to, 910 
Martin (Marten), Charles, certificate 

granted to, 1 064 
Martin (Marten), John, taken prisoner, 

842 
Martin, Moses, first lieutenant, warrants 

and instructions for, 1 20 
Martin, Peter, brought before board, 

1023; ordered to stay in town, 1023 
Martin (Marten), Robert, liberated from 

confinement, 766 
Martin (Marten), William, arrested, 

540; appeared before board, 1102; 

took oath of allegiance, 1 103 
Marton (Moston, Moyston) , Mrs , 

complaint against, 1155; sent for, 

1155 
Marton (Moston, Moyston), Robert, 

soldiers boarded at house of, 1015; 

tavern license for, 1 090 
Marvin, Ebenezer, handbill published by, 

258; member for Saratoga, 288, 778 
Marvin, Stephen, doctor, member for 

Saratoga, 300 ; temporary chairman, 

372; account of medicines, 416; to 

march with militia to Fort Edward, 

577 
Massachusetts, requests assistance from 

New York, 1 3 
Massachusetts Bay Committee, letter to, 

18; application to for aid, 721 
Massachusetts Bay, Provincial Congress 

of, see Provincial Congress of Massa- 
chusetts Bay 
Masters, William, liberated from con- 
finement, 890 
Mather (Mathers), James, to be liber- 
ated, 461; put in confinement, 833; 

house to be rented, 835 ; accounts, 

982, 999 
Mathise, John, prisoner, disposition of, 

505 
Maxwell, Robert, deserter, to be arrested, 

611 
Mayby, see Mabie 
Meaker (Meker), Robert, member for 

Claverack, 288; return of election 

made by, 428 
Meals, Charles, to appear before board, 

1 157; appeared before board, 1 158 
Meat, resolution on sale and prices, 496; 

high prices, 502 
Medicines for soldiers, 416, 582 



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Meghter, see Reghter 

Meibey, John, tavern license for, 1090 

Meker, see Meaker 

Meldrum, , mentioned, 1063 

Mendersea, Henry, member for Great 
Imbocht, 909 

Merchandise, removal from Massachu- 
setts Bay prohibited, 683; regulating 
prices, 1147; complaint of prices, 
1148, 1156 

Merchants, of Albany, petition concern- 
ing, 283; to appear before board, 
35 1 ; complaints about increased 
prices, 351, 353, 358, 363, 387 

Merkel, Henry, jr, served with a copy 
of resolution, 683 

Merkel, Roeliff, to appear before com- 
mittee, 644 

Merridith, Handle, extract from letter, 
42 

Merselis, see Marselis 

Mesick, John, discharged, 794 

Mesier, Peter, mentioned, 659 

Messenger, Samuel, to be imprisoned, 
426; to be removed from jail, 472; 
application for leave, 480 ; to be re- 
moved to Connecticut, 488; accounts, 
988 

Messesagues tribe, war-like attitude, 155 

Meyer, Christopher, affidavit of, 746; 
discharged from confinement, 746 

Meyer, Philip, appeared before board, 
562; signed new Association, 562 

Meyer, Stephen, liberated, 890 

Michael, David, murdered Abraham 
Van Ness, 860 

Michel, Nicholas, to be arrested, 597; 
to be liberated from confinement, 6 1 2 

Michilimackinac (Missillimacana), Cap- 
tain Patrick Sinclair appointed Gover- 
nor of, 1 86 

Midden, Evert, wife mentioned, 1122; 
to be sent to Albany jail, 1123 

Middlebrooks (Midelbrook), Hezekiah, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; mem- 
ber for Ballston, 445, 619; to report 
on distribution of powder, 448; to 
examine prisoners, 754 

Milch, John, liberated from confinement, 
866 

Miles, Thomas, complaint against, 874 

Military service, exemption of Quakers, 
348; of schoolmasters, 897 

Militia, Schenectady, company raised to 
go to Ticonderoga, 1014; pay of of- 



ficers, 1014; plan for raising a com- 
pany, 1025, 1027; list of officers, 
1027, 1028, 1032, 1045; list of in- 
habitants to be made, 1 04 1 ; officers 
to be elected, 1043, 1047, 1118; 
field officers to arrest certain persons, 
1099 
Militia and military affairs, formation 
into companies and regiments, 24, 29, 
191, 192, 193, 210; return of field 
officers, 25, 76, 121, 141, 249, 250, 
252, 254-255, 260-62, 264, 269- 
70, 379; resolutions on persons hold- 
ing arms or ammunition, 32 ; payment 
of forces, 48, 76, 136, 142, 143, 
180, 184, 558, 626, 631 ; committee 
regarding enlistment in Provincial 
service, 5 1 ; draft of instrument relat- 
ing to enlistment, 54; frequency of 
military drills, 55; provisions for 
troops, 55, 581 ; letter from Albany 
delegates to Provincial Congress re- 
garding disturbances in New York 
City, 69; letter from Provincial Con- 
gress requesting list of persons for 
military appointment, 80; need of 
arms and ammunition, 93, 1 15, 126; 
money and blankets requested, 95 ; 
money for troops to be raised, 97; 
letter from Provincial Congress of 
Massachusetts regarding battle of 
Bunker Hill and burning of Charles- 
town, 116; supplies for soldiers, 119; 
warrants and instructions for officers, 
120; muster rolls, 138; estimate of 
number of regiments and localities from 
which taken, 1 92 ; resolutions on pur- 
chase of arms, 193; letter from Gen- 
eral Washington on movements of 
troops, 207; 16th regiment mentioned, 
289; new election ordered, 289; 
resolutions on commissioned officers 
having been in Contmental service, 
325; officers in King's service, 326; 
resolution that officers and companies 
must dwell in same district, 338; com- 
mittee to report on officers' commis- 
sions, 349; companies ordered under 
arms, 352; resolution on orders of 
Provincial Congress regarding, 355; 
companies to be supplied with drum 
and fife, 365 ; Colonel Lansing re- 
quested to countermand his orders, 
384 ; resolutions on officers' commis- 
sions, 418, 429; raising troops for 



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expedition against Canada, 455 ; dis- 
trict committees to muster troops, 463 ; 
payment of expenses of raising troops 
by disaffected persons, 464 ; drafts 
and places where sent, 464; place of 
rendezvous for Canada service, 465 ; 
application to Congress for men, 473; 
orders for quota to be raised in each 
district, 475; report of committee on 
reinforcements agreed to, 501 ; to be 
in readiness to march, 545; ordered 
to march to Tryon county, 546; pen- 
alty for neglect or refusal to march, 
546, 547; call for, includes some 
members of committee, 548; pay of 
soldiers, statement on, 558; preven- 
tion of desertion, 558; committee to 
issue orders and furnish militia with 
arms, 578; to march to Fort Edward, 
579; loan of arms for, 584; petition 
of field officers, 609; resolution on 
defaulters, 611; no pay for deserters, 
614; committee to examine pay rolls, 
614, 620; colonels to appear before 
committee, 644 ; audit of pay rolls, 
663 ; resolution on duties of field offi- 
cers, 666; fines collected from, com- 
mittee to report on, 687; committee 
of board appointed to direct, 742 ; 
those enlisting one able-bodied recruit 
to be exempt from actual service, 798. 
5ee also names of districts 

Miller, Andrew, discharged from con- 
finement, 789 

Miller, Christopher, carpenter, to go to 
Ticonderoga, 160; testimony, 345 

Miller, Cornelius S., see Muller, Corne- 
lius S. 

Miller, Dirck, appointed captain, 281 

Miller, Edy, witness against Isaac Man, 
725 

Miller, Elisha, member for Ballston dis- 
trict, 781 

Miller, George, accused of disloyalty, 
622 ; discharged from confinement, 
789 

Miller, Gilbert, appeared before board, 
334; reprimanded, 334 

Miller (Millen), Henry, passport 
granted, 1064; complaint against, 
1 1 1 5 ; to be arrested, 1115; released, 
1122 

Miller, Jacob, reward offered for appre- 
hending, 724; concerned in robbery, 
813; apprehended, 866 



Miller, Jehoida, member for Saratoga, 

896 
Miller, John, accused of disloyalty, 622 
Miller, John, to remain with his master, 

1094 

Miller, Leonard, goods to be replaced, 
804 

Miller, Peter, complaint about, 413; to 
be disarmed, 413; account for con- 
ducting him to Albany, 543 

Miller, Stephen, discharged, 795 

MilHngton (Millinton), John, member 
for Cambridge, 28 

Minderse, see Mynderse 

Minkelaer, Isaiah, discharged from con- 
finement, 787 

Minute men, recommendation on form- 
ing, 191; number in each company, 
315; number to be reported, 352; 
election of officers, 448, 449; Mr 
Salsbury's activities in recruiting, 549; 
three companies to be raised in Sche- 
nectady, 1013; appointment of of- 
ficers, 1013; Schenectady, ordered to 
march to Albany, 1036; start, 1037 

Minutes, see Schenectady district, com- 
mittee 

Mire, Christian, member for Great Im- 
bocht, 909 

Mitchell, Andrew, major, member for 
Ballston, 91, 210, 288, 300; elected 
second major, 249; appeared before 
board, 688; letter to, 1087 

Mitchell (Mitchel), Hugh, member for 
Schenectady, 29, 280, 781, 899, 
1009, 1031, I 134; to answer speech 
by Mohawk Indians, 71 ; text of 
speech, 72 ; letter from, 1 49 ; pay- 
ments to, 239; accounts, 243, 247; 
to examine charges against Sir John 
Johnson, 372; appeared before board, 
683; appointed clerk, 1009, 1035, 
1161; to attend Indian congress at 
German Flats, 1018; on subcommit- 
tee to attend general meeting at Al- 
bany, 1025, 1042, 1047, 1111, 
1 124; sent to Albany, 1028; accounts 
to be given to, 1030; money for 
Boston poor in hands of, 1034, 1080; 
payments by, 1034, 1081, 1082; 
payments to, 1 034 ; accounts to be 
given to, 1 040 ; affidavits sent by, 
1 048 ; to admit people to sign the 
Association, 1071; to receive money 
for sleds, 1 080 ; papers to be returned 



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to, 1081; papers belonging to board 
in hands of, 1081 ; to purchase salt, 
1131; to settle a dispute, 1138; on 
subcommittee to transact business in 
town, 1141; request concerning retail 
prices, 1147; complaint of his prices 
for tea, 1148; to appear before gen- 
eral committee, 1149; acquitted, 
1 150; length of service, 1 160 

Mohawk Indians, appearance before com- 
mittee, 7 1 ; speech by David, 72 ; 
coolness toward Oneidas, 123; speech 
directed to, 224; speech by Chief 
Abraham, 224; subcommittee from, 
Schenectady to answer speech by, 
1011 

Moncrie, William, chairman of commit- 
tee of Argyle, 670 

Moneys, levied, officers to make return 
of, 652. See also Bills of credit; 
Currency; Finance; Treasurer 

Monier (Manur), John, disaffected to 
cause of America, 402; refused to 
sign Association, 405 ; to be disarmed, 
405; warrant to disarm, 406; to be 
removed to Hartford, 445, 457, 459; 
petition of, 607, 857; report on peti- 
tion, 608; oath of allegiance offered 
to, 758-61 ; suspected hostility, 1 120; 
permitted to remain for his health, 
1120; letter from referred to, 457; 
letter to referred to, 1081 

Monroe, see Munro 

Monroy, John, charges against, 1101 

Montgomery, , mentioned, 649 

Montgomery, Richard, general, order for 
powder, 187; informed that guard 
should be placed at Fort Stanwix, 
1 88 ; Canadians taken into custody 
of, 276; tribute to, 318; mentioned, 
172, 201 

Moor, Abraham, discharged from con- 
finement, 787 

Moore (Moor), Charles, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for Sara- 
toga, 622; on committee to dispose 
of effects of McAlpm and Jones, 771 

Moore (Moor), John, gunpowder for, 
407; appeared before board, 763; dis- 
charged, 795 ; order for apprehending, 
1153; information given by, 1155; 
statement by, 1155 

Moore, William, affidavit against John 
Grig, 1113; order for apprehending, 
1 153; to appear before board, 1 154 



Moot, Johannis, discharged from confine- 
ment, 784 

Morall, Thomas, tories at house of, 1115 

Morey, widow, accounts, 984 

Morrel (Morral), John, to appear before 
board, 705 ; accused of seditious 
activities, 712; ringleader in a con- 
spiracy, escaped, 715; reward for ap- 
prehending, 724; to be sent to the 
enemy, 839 

Morris, Arvin Montague, suspected inim- 
ical to American cause, 218; dis- 
charged, 2 1 9 

Morris, Gouverneur, letter from referred 
to, 811 

Morris, Isaac, liberated from confinement, 
736 

Morris, Lewis, member of Continental 
Congress, letters from, 38, 79; letter 
from referred to, 406 

Morrison, Charles, passport for, 397; 
refused a certificate, 1 064, 1 066 

Morrison, Thomas, return by, 27; mem- 
ber for Cambridge, 27, 288 

Mosher, Daniel, member for Cambridge, 
343 

Mosher, David, mentioned, 559 

Mosher Jabez (Jabush), member for 
Cambridge, 326 

Mosher, Joseph, complaint against, 356; 
to be apprehended, 356; proceedings 
against suspended, 361 

Mosier, Hezekiah, account for appre- 
hending, 908; accounts, 1001 

Moston (Moyston), see Marten 

Mott, Gersham, captain, mentioned, 720 

Moylan, Stephen, colonel, thanks to com- 
mittee, 554; payments by, 554; men- 
tioned, 560 

Mudge, Abraham, member for Kings dis- 
trict, 898 (erroneously printed Balls- 
ton) 

Mudge, Jarvis, appointed first lieutenant, 
141, 271 ; mentioned, 603 

Mull, Edward, letter from referred to, 
26 

Muller, widow, accounts, 984 

Muller (Miller), Christopher C, ap- 
pointed first lieutenant, 475; appeared 
before board, 728 

Muller (Miller), Cornelius S., on com- 
mittee regarding Brower families, 570; 
member for Claverack, 645, 896; to 
assist militia in Kinderhook district, 
742 



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1235 



Muller, Jacob, to be sent to the enemy, 
839 

Muller, Jeremiah, his negro slave, 693 

Muller, Jeremiah C, elected second lieu- 
tenant, 390 

Muller, Nicholas, elected first lieutenant, 
390 

Muney, John, member for Kings district, 
781 

Munro, Daniel, accused of disloyalty, 
622 

Munro, Donald, arrest of, 227; men- 
tioned, 207 

Munro, Rev. Harry, application for pass 
refused, 526; letter from referred to, 
524 

Munro, Hugh, referred to, 207 

Munro (Monroe), John, had captain's 
commission in King's service, 208; and 
wife put under guard, 227; dis- 
charged, not guilty, 228; brought be- 
fore committee, 393; resolution on, 
393; suspected hostility, 410; to be 
removed to fort, 431 ; committee to 
consider removal of, 466; complaint 
by, 495 ; to be removed to Connecticut, 
503; appeared before board, 690; 
sent to Convention of State, 717; to 
be sent to enemy, 839 ; accounts for 
keeping, 893; to be arrested, 1078; 
sent to Albany, 1079; letter to re- 
ferred to, 1039; mentioned, 227 

Munsell, John H., cited, 1006 

Murray (Murrey), William, payments 
to, 1 034 ; information given by, 1 042 ; 
affidavit against Joseph Kingsley, 
1 048 ; affidavit against George Ram- 
sey, 1048 

Musket balls, see Arms and ammunition 

Muster rolls, letter regarding, 1 38 

Myers, John, appointed second lieutenant, 
281 

Mynderse (Mindertse, Myndertse), 
Barent, signature to oath of secrecy, 
2; member for Rensselaer Manor, 
420, 619, 778; on committee to at- 
tend with Colonel Nicoll, 714; ac- 
counts, 989 ; requests release of 
prisoners, 1 1 20 

Mynderse (Minderse), John, appointed 
lieutenant, 1013; appointed captain, 
1027; commission as captain, 1032; 
with his company starts for Albany, 
1037; ordered to bring Donaldson be- 
fore board, 1043; orders to counter- 



manded, 1 044 ; to send men to Lake 
George, 1 09 1 ; sent with petition to 
General Gates, 1 125; to collect money 
for fire sufferers, 1 1 30 

Mynderse, Lawrence, commission as en- 
sign, 1032 

Mynderse (Meynderse, Minderse, Myn- 
dertse), Rynier (Reynier, Reyneer, 
Rinier, Ryneer), member for Schenec- 
tady, 29, 781, 899, 1009, 1134; 
nominated for senator, 787; appointed 
chairman, 1025, 1101, 1125, 1161; 
on subcommittee to attend at general 
meeting at Albany, 1 033 ; payments to, 
1102; affidavits sworn before, 1113; 
to attend Senate and Assembly at 
Kingston, 1121; payments by, 1121; 
payment of money for Boston poor, 
1135; length of service, 1 1 60 

Myndertse, Abraham, accounts, 999 

Myndertse (Myndersen), Marte (Mar- 
ten) , to collect money for poor in 
Boston, 279, 374; accounts, 980, 
998 

NAGEL, Susanna (Susannah) , de- 
position against Daniel Litts, 389; 
attack on, 403 

Nealley, John, received commission, 
1039 

Negroes, suspicion of, 24; meeting, reso- 
lutions on, 87; slaves, absent without 
permit, penalty, 585 ; examination of 
evidence against, 649, 650; appre- 
hended, 948, 950; punishment, 952; 
apprehending, resolution on, 1 090 ; 
complaint about, 1115 

Nelme, Lemuel Jones, appeared before 
board, 727 

Nelson, John, accounts, 991 

Nero, a negro, examination of, 650 

New City, supplies for soldiers, 1 1 9 

New England governments, troops from, 
in city, and more on way, 3 1 2 

New Hampshire grants, resolution rela- 
tive to signing Association by inhabi- 
tants, 255 

New Perth, committee of, prisoners sent 
by, 612 

New Providence, committee, letter from 
referred to, 554 

New Year's day, firing guns on, discon- 
tinued, 1035 

New York City, persons from, requested 



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to leave this city and county, 4 1 4, 

418 

New York City, committee of, letter sent 
to, 20; letters from, 21, 32, 39, 44 

New York, Province and State 

Committee of Safety, resolutions 
referred to, 596, 609; letters from re- 
ferred to. 168, 316, 320, 328, 332, 
378, 399, 609, 669, 671 

Convention of the State of New 
York, order on for money, 536; letter 
sent to deputies, 550; resolutions re- 
ferred to, 554; resolution relating to 
deputy treasurer, 563; committee to 
correspond with, 600; letters to, 704, 
705; letters from referred to, 573, 
588. 5ee also Provincial Congress 
Convention of the State of New 
York, Aug. 1 7, 1 779, appointment 
of delegates, meeting to consider, 
1 152; decision that general committee 
should appoint delegates, 1154 

Council of Appointment, to be 
chosen, 839; candidate for office to be 
recommended to, 840 

Council of Safety, resolutions of, 
798, 809, 811, 827, 830, 839, 869, 
887, 889, 890, 893, 912; letter on 
sitting at this place, 818; prisoners 
sent to, 825 ; application to for money, 
862; letters from referred to, 814, 
816, 833, 865, 908; letters to re- 
ferred to, 793, 798, 811, 813, 818, 
826, 834, 856, 869, 871 

Provincial Congress, see Provincial 
Congress, in main alphabet. 

Provincial Convention, New York 
City, April 20, 1775, appointment of 
deputies, 9; referred to, 22 

Newkerk, Benjamin (?), mentioned, 
166 

Newkirk, John, express, letter sent by, 
1022 

Newspapers, Mr Hall's paper, printed 
at Cambridge, 126; Hugh Gain's, 
337, 1039 

Newtown, tories in, 1087 

Nichols, [Francis?], appeared before 
board, 657 

Nichols, William, letter from referred to, 
26 

Nichols, see also Nicoll 

Nicholson, Alexander, discharged from 
farther prosecution, 393 

Nicholson, George, major. General 



Gates disapproval of conduct, 768; 
to deliver effects of Captain McAlpin, 
768; letter from referred to, 767 

Nicoll (Nicolls, Nicholls), Francis, 
colonel, member for Rensselaerwyck, 
5, 19, 28, 280; deputy to Provincial 
Congress, 29, 291, 293, 391, 1031; 
excluded from voting, 136; attendance 
at Provincial Congress, 1 48 ; ap- 
pointed lieutenant colonel, 264; power 
to represent city and county in Con- 
gress, 348; to transport cannon, 352; 
to prepare advertisement respecting 
setting up of new form of government, 
449; laid petition before board, 454; 
accounts, 467; payments to, 467; ap- 
plication for directions regarding bag- 
gage of regiments, 578; to appear be- 
fore committee, 667; mentioned, 136, 
714 

Night watch, 5ee Watch 

Nightingale, John, to be removed to 
Connecticut, 503 

Nimham, Abram (Abraham), Indian, 
experiences of, 131; mentioned, 1 29 

Niskayuna (Nistegaone), member for, 8 

Niver, Hendrick, discharged from con- 
finement, 657 

Nixon, John, general, brigade to be 
billeted in Albany, 858 

Noble, Cornelius, adjutant, to levy goods 
of Captain Van Der Hoof, 803 

Noble, Thaddeus, petition presented by, 
262 

Normans Kill, provisions for, 745 

Norris, Walter, accounts, 993 

North river, see Hudson river 

Nowee, , statement concerning, 

659 

Noyce, Nathan, affidavits of, 480 

OAKELY, Elisha, member for 
Schaghticoke district, 782 

Oalman, Francis, appeared before board, 
562; signed new Association, 562 

Oar, Hugh, sent for, 1135; fined for 
selhng liquor, 1 1 35 ; paid fine, I 139; 
mentioned, 1 1 26 

Oath taken by members, 669 

Oath of allegiance to State, proposed law 
requiring signing of, 803 

Oath of secrecy, 1 

Oberacker, see Overacker 

OBrian, Cornelius, arrested, 404; dis- 
charged, 404 < 



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1237 



Odell, Augustine, statement of conspir- 
acy in Kings district, 593 

Officers, half-pay, under British Crown 
not to take arms against United States, 
488; on full or half-pay, resolution 
on sending to Convention, 703 

Officers, see also Militia and military 
affairs 

Officers, public, election in Schenectady, 
1086 

Ogden, Robert, contract for hides, 545 

O'Hara, Henry, captain, letter from re- 
ferred to, 414; letter to referred to, 
414 

Oliver, Jacobus, brought before board, 
520; action concerning, 521 

Oliver, James, accused of disloyalty, 
622 

Olmsted, James, took oath of allegiance, 
900 

O'Mine, John, charges against, 1101 

Oneida Indians, appearance before 
board, 96, 102; refuse to let Colonel 
Johnson build on their land, 97; pay- 
ments to, 97; supplies for, 106; 
answer to speech by, 107; speech by, 
108; at Albany, treatment, Philip 
Schuyler's advice concerning, 119; 
congress at German Flats, proceedings 
furnished by Jeremiah Van Rens- 
selaer, 122; letter for, 162; Rev. 
Joseph Johnson going to, 1 63 ; mes- 
sage from, 167; conference with, 
1 72 ; speech to Governor Trumbull, 
with answer, referred to, 1 82 ; arrived 
at Albany, 1 90 ; at Albany, applica- 
tion for support, 202 ; letter relating 
to, 202 ; speech by chief, 214; answer 
to speech, 22 1 ; speech to referred to, 
827; going to Albany, 1017; re- 
turned from Albany, 1017; letter 
from referred to, 818. See also 
German Flats. 

ONiel, Sarah, complaint of, 665 

Oothoudt, Henry, member for Rens- 
selaerwyck, 20, 28; to prepare letters 
to Provincial Congress, 187; letter to 
Provincial Congress, 1 88 ; to prepare 
answer to petition of Thomas Darby, 
235; answer to petition, 236; deputy 
to Provincial Congress, 291, 294, 
1031; power to represent city and 
county in Congress, 348; accounts, 
424; appointed commissioner on 
transportation of salt, 890 



Oothoudt, Henry, jr, member for Rens- 
selaer Manor, 287 

Oothoudt, John, liberated from confine- 
ment, 866 

Oothoudt, Volkert, appointed adjutant, 
264 

Oothout (Oothoudt, Oathout, Oathaut), 
Abraham, signature to oath of secrecy, 
2 ; member for Schenectady, 29, 280, 
623, 781, 899, 1009, 1031, 1134, 
1145; accounts, 243; on subcommit- 
tee to attend general meeting at Al- 
bany, 1012, 1025, 1047, 1064, 
1121; to attend Indian congress at 
German Flats, 1018; affidavits sent 
by, 1048; to collect donations for 
paying for sleds, 1 049 ; letter to, 
1077; to bring John Munio before 
board, 1078; money in hands of, 
1083; elected poormaster, 1086; 
wagoner, sent to Lake George, 1 09 1 ; 
to send men to Lake George, 1 09 1 ; 
resolution presented to board by, 
1 098 ; to purchase flour, 1131; to 
dehver salt, 1137; signature, 1137; 
report on release of certain persons, 
1137; elected chairman, 1146, 
1161; resigns as chairman, 1148; 
elected deputy chairman, 1148; 
length of service, 1 1 60 ; letter from 
referred to, 694 ; mentioned, 1 40 

Oothout, Fienry, member for Coxsackie 
and Catskill, 28, 145 

Orange county militia, 466 

Ordem, Peter, prisoner, disoosition of, 
505 

Orr, Robert, to appear before board, 
648 

Osburn, Israel, a dangerous enemy, 425; 
to be imprisoned, 426; to be removed 
from jail, 472; application for leave, 
480; to be removed to Connecticut, 
488; accounts, 988 

Osburn, Israel, jr, to be imprisoned, 
427; to be removed to Connecticut, 
503 

Osterhoudt (Osterhout), Willem (Wil- 
helmus), account of, 684, 970 

Ostrander, , mentioned, 733 

Ostrander, Abraham, confined, 940 

Ostrander, Evert, confined, 940 

Ostrander, John, appointed to summon 
and attend this committee, 1 8 ; pay- 
ments to, 19, 171; appointed town 
sergeant, 56; accounts, 244, 532, 



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978; allowance for warrants, 297; 
appointed ensign, 343; dismissed as 
messenger, 38 1 , 40 1 ; to take oath of 
office, 906; mentioned, 295 

Oswegatchie (Oswegatie), Colonel 
Johnson to proceed to, 155; general 
congress with Canadian Indians at, 
155 

Oswego, Colonel Guy Johnson and 
Indians at, 155; congress of Indians 
at 223, 225 . 

Ouderkerk, Jacob, member for Hoosick, 
420 

Ouderkerk, John, carpenter, to go to 
Ticonderoga, 1 60 ; appointed chim- 
ney viewer, 861 ; accounts, 992 

Overacker (Oberacker), Michael, signa- 
ture to oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for 
Schaghticoke, 420, 621, 782, 895 

Owen, Elijah, charges against, 368; 
accused of unfriendly conduct, 380; 
punishment, 380 

Owen (Owens), Jonathan, put in close 
confinement, 665 ; sent to prison, 792 ; 
account for apprehending, 92 1 

Owens, Owen, information given by, 
1068 

PAGE, Samuel, appeared before 
board, 472, 907 
Paine, Robert Treat, mentioned, 20 
Painter, Edward, to be discharged, 521 
Palatine district, committee, letter read 
from, 37; answer to, 37; dispute con- 
cerning election of members, 238; let- 
ter relating to dispute regarding sheriff, 
241 ; controverted election in, 256 
Palmer, Beriah, letter from referred to, 

91 
Palmer, Fenner, lieutenant, member for 
Sinkaick and Hoosick district, 27; 
member for Hoosick, 420, 895 ; to 
report on distribution of powder, 448 ; 
appointed first lieutenant, 475; men- 
tioned, 227 
Palmer, George, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; instructions to, 53; member 
for Saratoga, 261, 280, 421, 622, 
778; complaint against, 456; letter 
from requesting ammunition, 481 ; to 
investigate dispute between two com- 
panies, 556; on committee regarding 
measures proposed by Mr Van Rens- 
selaer, 558; affidavits against Isaac 
Man, 579; to prepare letter to Con- 



vention, 626; to examine blacksmiths* 
accounts, 629; accounts, 664, 970; 
to seize estates of certain persons, 756; 
effects of Captain McAlpin delivered 
to, 768; report on effects of Captain 
McAlpin, 769; to superintend election 
of governor, etc., at Stillwater, 772; 
report on deposition of commissioners 
at Poughkeepsie, 773; commissioner 
for disposal of estates of disaffected 
persons, 794; appeared before board, 
846; to issue provisions to certain per- 
sons, 919; letters from referred to, 
575, 595, 767, 799; letter to referred 
to, 856; mentioned, 666, 743 

Palmer, Thomas, colonel, to transport 
cannon, 352 

Palmetier (Palmateer), Andrew, cap- 
tain, to give bonds for good behaviour, 
426; order for arrest, 593; robbed 
John Kelly, 82 1 ; reward for appre- 
hending, 823; prisoner, 871; appre- 
hended, 877; to be taken to hospital, 
889 ; evidence against, 1132; men- 
tioned, 767 

Pandle, J homas, complaint about, 432 

Paper currency, issued, 137; committee 
on, 46! ; report of, committee on, 465. 
See also Currency 

Papers, delivered to succeeding com- 
mittee, 1081 

Paris, Isaac, probable election as 
senator, 791 

Parrot, James, subscriber to General 
Association, 4 ; member for Cam- 
bridge, 326, 343; refused to serve, 
337; complaint about Captain Ed- 
munston, 379, 381 

Parson, Thomas, put in confinement, 9 1 2 

Partlo, Allen, liberated from confine- 
ment, 854 

Partlo, Joshua, liberated from confine- 
ment, 854 

Passes, to be required of persons passing 
through city and county, 380, 384 ; 
resolution restricting granting of, 712 

Patrick, William, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; member for Saratoga, 622 

Patroon's Island, appropriated for past- 
ure, 833 

Pattigrew, James, lieutenant, letter to, 43 

Pay rolls, committee to examine, 614, 
620; audit of, 663 

Payne, Benjamin, letter from referred to, 
536, 645 



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Peabody (Pabody), Isaac, examination 
of, 597; accounts, 689 

Peak, John, see Peek, John 

Pease, Hanyost, complaint against, I 1 40 

Peebles, , widow, accounts, 

966 

Peek (Peeck), Christopher, appointed 
ensign, 343; warrant for, 1052; re- 
signs as ensign, 1056 

Peek, Cornelious, complaint against, 
1070 

Peek (Peeck), Harmanus H., payments 
to, 1097 

Peek, Henry, relief for, 1 1 30 

Peek, Jacobus, testimony, 1 1 32 

Peek, Jacobus L., lieutenant, prisoners 
in charge of, 1117 

Peek (Peak, Peeck), John, appointed 
quartermaster, 201, 1028; commis- 
sion, 1032; resignation, 1033, 1037; 
member for Schenectady, 443, 1069; 
resigned, 483; length of service, 1 160 

Peek, John L., mentioned, 1039 

Peek, Joseph, complaint against, 1070 

Peek, Lewis, guards placed at, 1037; 
appointed constable, 1 083 

Peesink (Basick, in Rensselaerville) , 
disaffected persons at, to be appre- 
hended, 945 

Pells, Abraham, to be confined in tory 
jail, 613; accused of disloyalty, 622 

Pember, Philip, to be liberated, 49 1 

Pemberton, Jeremiah, signed test and 
took oath of allegiance, 541 ; accused 
of disloyalty, 622 

Pemberton (Pempberton), William, first 
lieutenant, letter from, 177; letter to, 
177; accounts, 243, 474, 504, 976, 
986; payments to, 293, 316; state- 
ment by, on signing test, 309; ap- 
peared before board, 432; complaints 
about, 472; to be tried, 472; to be 
removed to Connecticut, 503; dis- 
position of guns taken from, 505; 
accused of furnishing pork for minis- 
terial troops, 515; report of committee 
on, 516; opinion of committee on re- 
lease of, 634; parole, 681 ; to be put 
in confinement, 687; sent to prison, 
792 ; to be kept in irons, 793 ; per- 
mitted to remain in State, 889; letter 
to referred to, 793 

Pendleton (Pendelton), Solomon, ap- 
pointed first Heutenant, 343; commis- 
sion as second lieutenant, 1 032 ; in- 



formation given by, 1 046 ; recom- 
mended for lieutenant, 1 048 ; warrant 
for, 1052; payments to, 1059; appli- 
cation to resign warrant, 1059; 
delivered up warrant, 1 060 ; affidavit, 
1081 

Penn, Richard, carried petition of Con- 
tinental Congress to England, 276 

Pennsylvania, Committee of Safety for, 
letter from, 205 ; letter to, 205 

Perce, John, jr, powder delivered by, 
187 

Perry, John, accused of disloyalty, 622; 
prisoner, 637 

Perse, Adam, to be examined, 1010 

Person (Persen), John, member for 
Great Imbocht, 113; letter from, 234 

Peter, , captain deserters from 

his company, 1116 

Peters, Richard, unfriendly disposition, 
427; agrees to sign the Association, 
428 

Peters, William, appointed overseer of 
batteaumen, 1053; too young for 
overseer of batteaumen, 1054; objec- 
tion waived, 1 055 

Peterson, Coenraedt, testimony of, 344 

Peterson, John, amenable to state laws, 
907; discharged, 907 

Petry (Petrey), William, letters from 
referred to, 817, 1010 

Pfister, see Fister 

Phash, Ephraim, appearance before 
board, 96 

Phelps, Elisha, guns received from Mr 
Bleecker, 1 76; letter from referred to, 
26; mentioned, 188 

Phelps, James, captain, account, 449, 
532 

Phelps, Noah, letter from referred to, 26 

Philadelphia, see Continental Congress 

Philadelphia battalion, two soldiers to be 
arrested, 366 

Philip, Jacob (Jacobus), jr, captain, 
complaint of Henry Van Schaack, 
125, 148; relating to charges against 
Peter Van Ness, 147; returns certi- 
fied, 552 

Philip (Philips), Wilhelmus, and others, 
petition from, 83; appointed second 
lieutenant, 475 

Philips, Frederick, to be liberated, 491 

Philips, James, to appear before board, 
487 



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Phyn, James, resided in England, 1 065 ; 
mentioned, 1061, 1065 

Phyn (Phin) and Ellice, merchants in 
Schenectady, referred to, 49, 390, 
398; had not signed Association, 390 

Pickens, house, 1 65 

Pickering, John, to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 503 

Pitcher, Jonathan, chosen first lieutenant, 
662 

Pittsfield, committee of correspondence 
for, letter from referred to, 1 3 

Planks, need of, 847; request for, I 138 

Plass, Petrus, concerned in robbery, 
813; horses belonging to, 813 

Plato (Platoo), Christian, arrested, 
737; reward for apprehending, 780 

Piatt, Zephaniah, mentioned, 405 

Poor, collections for, 906, 919 

Poor at Boston, see Boston 

Portor, (Elisha?), colonel, admitted to 
debates of board, 46 

Posses, George, mentioned, 1 1 40 

Post, John, powder delivered to, 1012; 
appointed quartermaster, 1037; ap- 
plication for commission for, 1055 

Postmaster, orders to, 433 

Potter, Allen, discharged, 854 

Potts, Dr Jonathan, empowered to take 
into custody untenanted houses, 823; 
promised to remove John Duncan, 
1 1 25 ; appeared before board, 1 126; 
letters from referred to, 531, 534, 
816, 863; mentioned, 513, 1125 

Pouehkeepsie, commissioners at, report, 
773 

Powder, need of, 50, 57, 58, 70, 93; 
sent to Albany, 126; letter concern- 
ing, 158; supply for Ticonderoga, 
168; for Tryon county, 187, 277, 
1014; delivery of, 187, 504, 507; 
delivered to Johannis Ball, 1 88 ; for 
General Schuyler, 205 ; received, 
206; receipt to Commissary for, 220; 
order for, 220; supply sent to Albany 
for northern army, 267; forwarded to 
General Schuyler, 268; payments for, 
274, 320; requests for, 296— 
97, 414, 1117; for Indians, 
395 ; distributed in several districts, 
448; report on division of, 450; in 
custody of storekeeper, 456; accounts 
for, 498; resolution concerning, 499; 
Mr Van Rensselaer's report on, 507; 
to be delivered to militia, 539; prices. 



571, 1012; secretary to take an ac- 
count of, 579; for Claverack district, 
582; for Mr Van Rensselaer, 583; 
purchase, 1010. 1012 

Powder house, changes in, 373; guarded, 
492 

Powder mill, 59 

Powell, William, member for Cambridge 
district, 927 

Powers, William, petition from, 231 

Pownal, committee of, letter to referred 
to, 931 

Pratt, David, member of committee, 
251; elected second major, 255; 
member for Claverack, 280, 288, 
896; mentioned, 322 

Pratt, Elisha, member for Kings district, 
288, 299 

Pratt, Joel, captain, to proceed to Ticon- 
deroga, 53; company, 64; payments 
to, 65; supplies for, 65, 112; ordered 
to stop at Fort George, 66; warrants 
and instructions for, 1 20 ; letter to re- 
garding muster rolls, 1 38 ; conduct of 
company to Ticonderoga, 140; ap- 
pointed captain, 271 ; petition, 370, 
371 ; accounts, 686, 975; letters from 
referred to, 100, 153; mentioned, 83, 
174 

Presbyterian Church, members willing- 
ness to lend to the Convention, 573 

Prescott (Prescot), Richard, general, 
comolaint about McKay's treatment, 
297 

Preston, David, member for Cambridge, 
42 1 ; to have liberty of fort, 842 

Preston, Levy, member for Cambridge, 
452 

Preston, Othniel, to have liberty of fort, 
842 

Preston, Samuel, to have liberty of fort, 
842 

Prevost, Henry, prisoner, disposition of, 
505 

Price, John, captain, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4; appointed lieutenant, 
25; payments to, 60, 100; messenger 
to Boston, 99; accounts, 242, 519, 
837, 886, 913, 974, 976, 983, 989. 
990. 998, 1000; requested to take 
night watch, 387; member for first 
ward, Albany, 420, 619, 777, 895; 
to muster men for Canada service, 
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son, 467; to take action regarding 
McCarty's communication, 503; on 
secret committee, to report proceed- 
ings, 5 1 1 ; on committee regarding sale 
of tea, 518; on committee regarding 
wages of certain men, 524; to examine 
accounts, 532; to confer with General 
Schuyler, 545; to review militia for 
Tryon county, 547; to have jail re- 
paired, 548; to investigate dispute 
between two companies, 556; to pro- 
cure materials for barracks, 561 ; to 
furnish prisoners with wood, 573; 
allowance for, 675 ; to purchase 
blankets, 680; to superintend elections 
in Albany, 709; to attend with 
Colonel Nicoll, 714; to direct militia, 
741; appeared before board, 745, 
940 ; to examine prisoners, 765 ; to 
apprehend tories, 776; to procure 
wagons and teams, 799; to prepare 
charges against disaffected officers, 
802; instructions to, 823; to execute 
resolution of Council of Safety, 827; 
pay roll of company, 838, 849; to 
elect aldermen, assistants and con- 
stables, 847; complaint transmitted to 
General Gates, 856; to inspect cer- 
tificates and delivery of salt, 869; to 
inquire into confinement of prisoners, 
876; to procure salt, 876; to examine 
accounts, 893; mentioned, 93, 116, 
922 

Prim, negro, 1127 

Printing office, examination of, relative 
to printing a certain proclamation, 672 

Prison, see Jail 

Prisoners, at St Johns, 51, 212; sent 
down to committee, 199; Canadian, 
apply for liberty, 276; provisions for, 
440,521,587, 597,599, 613,618, 
634, 639; order to Colonel Van 
Schaick regarding, 441 ; released on 
bail, 452; instructions for officer con- 
ducting to Connecticut, 508; from 
Coxsackie, 516-18, 520, 533; com- 
mitted to close confinement, 600; 
committee to examine, 613, 723, 730, 
752, 754. 763, 765, 770, 844, 
876; letter to Governor Trumbull re- 
lating to, 629; sent from Tryon 
county to Connecticut, 631 ; resolu- 
tions on, 641, 876; report of com- 
mittee on, 754, 775, 776; tried by 
court martial, expenses, 764; com- 



pensation of committee to state charges 
against, 775; list of names to be made 
out, 785 ; subcommittee for examin- 
ing, 789 ; instructions to officers guard- 
ing to Esopus, 793; list of names to 
be made, 809 ; sloops to carry to Fleet 
prison, 809; sent to Fleet prison, 824; 
sent to Council of Safety, 825 ; list 
of with their crimes sent by General 
Gates, 867; persons may speak with, 
under certain conditions, 868; con- 
fined in fort to be removed to City 
Hall jail, 885 ; British, complaint 
about, 900; resolution on return to 
State, 914; to be sent to Albany, 
938; removal of, 962; letter from 
Albany committee regarding, 1099; 
oath to be taken by, 1 1 00 ; sent to 
Albany, 1117. 5ee also Jail 

Produce, prices, 385 

Profanity, penalty for, 1 038 

Provincial Congress, New York, pro- 
posal to summon, 22; deputies, power 
to elect, 9; proposed appointment, 22; 
election of deputies, 29, 278, 281, 
290, 293, 374, 390, 446, 454, 475, 
1031, 1058, 1062; letters from, 53, 
75, 135, 191, 195, 229, 265, 267, 
270, 276, 288; letters to, 62, 93, 
188, 206, 266; letters from Albany 
delegates, 68, 80, 1 80, 184, 207, 
267, 269; resolution on arms and 
supplies, 119; resolution on payment 
of troops, 184; application to for 
money, 197; General Schuyler given 
credit on Continental treasury for one 
hundred thousand dollars, by, 201; 
dissolution to take place on November 
1 4th, 1775, and new election ordered, 
285, 1030; Thomas WiUiams, jr. 
recommended to for quartermaster, 
348 ; power of three or four deputies to 
represent this city and county, 348; 
order on in favor of deputies, 358; 
payment of deputies attending, 371; 
resolutions on payments of money, 
372; resolution referred to, 373; 
resolution transmitted to committees, 
414; instructions for deputies, 485 ; 
letters from referred to, 99, 101, 340, 
342, 430, 435, 447, 488, 1028; 
letters to referred to, 60, 181, 187 
376. 404, 438, 484, 486 

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Bay, letter to, 99; letter from, 116; 
letter from referred to, 112 
Provincial convention, see New York, 
province and state. Provincial Con- 
vention 
Provisions, pork sent to Ticonderoga, 43 ; 
order to purchase, 51; for the King's 
troops, 55; resolution concerning 
issuance of, 55, 60, 95; transporta- 
tion, 76; request for, 87; pork rations, 
114, 119; committee to draw up ac- 
count of, 121; for Fort George, re- 
quest from General Schuyler, 137; 
committee appointed regarding, 138; 
for prisoners, 440, 521, 587, 597, 
599, 613, 618, 634, 639; stored in 
storehouse to be removed, 676; for 
refugees, 828; for women and chil- 
dren sent down by General Gates, 
850; for distributions to the poor, 919 
Provoost, Henry, signed new Associa- 
tion, 5 1 8 
Pruyn, Harmen, discharged from con- 
finement, 583; took oath, 769 
Pruyn, Johannis, accounts, 992 
Pruyn, John, to be confined, 782 
Pruyn, John J., to take oath of office, 

906 
Pruyn, Samuel, accounts, 783, 993 
Public officers, election in Schenectady, 

1086 
Public records, see Albany, records 
Pulver (Pulfer), Hendrick, captain, 
member for Livingston Manor, 529, 
621, 778, 909 
Pumps, to be repaired, 616, 868 
Purchase, Thomas, confined, 940 

QUACK (Quak), Frederick, in- 
formation given by, 1123; com- 
plaint against, 1 123; to be arrested, 
1123 

Quackenboss, Anthony, mentioned, 733 

Quackenbush (Quackenboss), Gosen 
(Goose), affidavit against, 732; 
arrested, 733 

Quackenbush, Harme, member for 
Schaghticoke, 27 

Quackenbush (Quackenboss), Henry, 
lieutenant-colonel, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4; member for Rensselaer- 
wyck, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28. 280. 287. 
300, 420, 619; appointed on sub- 
committees, 5, 10; subscriptions for 



poor at Boston to be delivered to, 9; 
to furnish Captain Baldwin's company 
with supplies, 64 ; to superintend 
printing of bills, 98; return made by, 
112; offered to be trustee for Thomas 
Darby, 236; to adjust accounts of 
board, 240, 371 ; accounts, 242, 
974, 985, 989; appointed major. 
264; on committee relative to pro- 
ceedings at law, 275; on committee 
regarding appointment of Gerardus 
Cluet as captain, 360; to examine 
accounts of Saratoga committee, 416; 
ammunition for, 490; committee to 
borrow money from, 547; to review 
militia for Tryon county, 547; to re- 
port on case of James Holstead, 558; 
report, 559; to wait on General 
Schuyler, 559, 714; to procure ma- 
terials for barracks, 561 ; payments to, 
591 ; to consider return of certain per- 
sons to State, 608; to deliver goods to 
Isaac De Forest, 637; false reports 
concerning, 664 ; allowed pay as field 
officer, 664; allowance for, 675; on 
committee regarding garrison of Ticon- 
deroga, 677; to investigate con- 
spiracies, 714; on standing committee 
regarding conspiracies, 714; to attend 
with Colonel Schuyler, 714; to ex- 
amine Van der Zee, 738; to examine 
prisoners, 763, 765 ; letters from re- 
ferred to, 727, 728, 749; letter to 
referred to, 728; mentioned, 293 

Quackenbush, John, appointed adjutant, 
264 

Quackenbush, Wouter, accounts, 992 

Quakers, exempt from military duty, 
letter to Continental Congress regard- 
ing, 348 

Quartermasters, appointed, 180, 547; 
assistant, orders issued to, 698 

Quasakoke (Cambridge district), request 
from inhabitants, 114; answer to re- 
quest, 1 1 4 

RAG, Richard, accused of disloyalty, 
622 
Ralje, David, mentioned, 1 123 
Ram, John, child has smallpox, 219 
Ramsey, George, inimical to American 
Cause, 332; to be disarmed, 332; to 
pay costs in prosecution against, 390, 
1066; charges against, 1029, 1042, 
1 045 ; statement by, 1 042 ; to be con- 



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fined and tried, 1046; prosecution, 
1048; payments by, 1068; bond, 
1081 

Ramsey, Henry, to remain in city, 905 ; 
amenable to state laws, 907 

Rangers, officers for two companies, 
519; rank of officers, 520; money for 
use of, 525 ; authorized to muster 
men, 545 ; committee to borrow money 
for, 547; to arrest certain persons in 
Coxsackie district, 551; Captain 
Bratt's company, officers, 597; pay 
roll, 598; under Captain Baldwin, 
relief from garrison duty, 630; 
ordered to join General Clinton's 
brigade, 636; to assist in levy of fines 
on defaulters, 666; refuse to do duty 
out of the county, 682 ; application to 
raise company, 825 ; two companies 
to be raised, 829; pay, 829; request 
for raising two companies of, 962 

Ratcliffe, John J., accounts, 881 

Ratchffe, John L., accounts, 999 

Rawworth (Raworth), Francis, confined 
on parole, 1118; appeared before 
board, 1118; further examination, 
1119; to give bail, 1119; bail re- 
fused, 1119; to go to Schoharie for 
credentials, 1119 

Ray, Mrs. , not granted permit 

to leave, 634 

Ray (Rev), Christiaen, member for 
Claverack, 778, 896 

Ray, Matthew, appointed second lieu- 
tenant, 476 

Ray, Robert, to report on inventory of 
General de Woedtke's effects, 508; 
payments to, 527 

Ray, see also Rea 

Rea (Ray), WilHam, complaints about, 
306; prisoner, disposition of, 505; 
signed new Association, 518; to ap- 
pear before board, 705 ; discharged, 
765 

Rechter, Hendrick, member for Scho- 
harie, 778 

Redley, John L., accounts, 980 

Reese, John, captain, letter to, 375 

Refugees, provisions for, 828 

Reghter, Henry, released from confine- 
ment. 911, 1137 

Reghter (Meghter), Michael, liberated, 
911; enemy to country, 1 128; to be 
arrested, 1128; arrested, 1128; com- 



mitted to Albany jail, 1 128; released 
from confinement, 1137 
Regnier, Pierre, colonel, mentioned, 856 
Regulating act, necessary, 927 
Reid, John, accused of disloyalty, 622 
Reid, John, colonel, mentioned, 227 
Remsen, Henry, letter from, 39 
Rensselaerwyck Manor, committee mem- 
bers, 5, 7, 19. 28, 280, 287, 299, 
300, 420, 619. 778. 895; to be a 
subcommittee, 30, 302, 419, 620, 
779, 896; return for, 112; payments 
to inhabitants for subscriptions for 
Ticonderoga forces, 240; return of 
field officers, 264 ; number of mem- 
bers, 281 ; to inquire regarding letter 
from Asa Douglas, 306; report on 
hostile conduct of certain persons, 
330; to get suspected persons. 330; 
witnesses and prisoners brought to 
board, 331 ; examinations of witnesses 
by board, 334; willing to attend this 
committee, 337; report on election for 
additional member, 346; recommenda- 
tions to, 347; to consider complaint 
about Daniel Litts, 389; report on, 
389; report on Isaac Filkins, 404 
request for powder not granted, 414 
vote on distribution of powder, 448. 
ammunition for, 45 1 ; militia from, 
464; payments to, 465; new election 
ordered, 543; proceedings received 
and approved. 544; to request Albert 
Vander Zee to appear before. 656; to 
call out militia to quell insurrections. 
723; to employ militia for defeating 
conspiracies, 740; to direct militia, 
741 ; account of subcommittee ap- 
pointed to apprehend certain persons 
in, 799; officers and men sent to. to 
apprehend certain persons, 822, 823; 
disaffected and robbers in. 825, 828. 
962; to remove family infected with 
small-pox. 849 ; resolution on meetings, 
and quorum, 896; petition referred to, 
897; to impress horses and sleighs, 
910; to procure boards, 911; to 
obtain wood, 932 ; disaffected persons 
in to move to Tryon county, 945, 
950; mentioned, 450 
Rent, John, complaint against, 1152, 
1153; ordered to appear before 
board, 1153; to appear before gen- 
eral committee, 1 153 
Representatives, election of, 772, 786 



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Index 



Resolutions of board, to be entered on 
the minutes and to stand until re- 
scinded, 440 

Return of persons sent from county, 
resolution on, 668 

Rey, see Ray 

Richardson, , Heutenant, in 

service of the enemy, 95 1 

Richmond county, committee of, applica- 
tion to countermanded, 72 1 

Ridley, Edward, pass for, 407 

Riesacker, John P., discharged from 
confinement, 661 

Rigg, Edward, member for Cambridge, 
27, 452 

Right, Benjamin, deserter from Captain 
Veder's company, 1078; sent to 
Albany, 1078 

Riley, John, captain, accounts, 972 

Rine, CorneHus, discharged from farther 
prosecution, 480 

Rip, Martin, mentioned, 500 

Roads, repair, 839, 1103, 1105 

Rob, negro, to be punished, 952 

Roback, Thomas, discharged from con- 
finement, 789 

Roberson, James, appointed captain, 
449 

Robertson, Alexander, accounts, 247, 
458, 502, 557, 593, 605, 787; 
payments to, 432; letter to referred 
to, 793 

Robertson, James, accounts, 247, 458, 
502, 557, 605; payments to, 432 

Robertson, Thomas, complaint about a 
servant, 499 

Robeson (Robison), Elizabeth, com- 
plaint against, 1141; mentioned, 671 

Robichaw (Robisseon, Robisson), James, 
captain, assaulted by negroes, 649, 
650; application for pass for daughter, 
855; letter from referred to, 666 

Robins, James, mentioned, 426 

Robinson, James, charges against, 1114 

Robinson, Moses, member for Benning- 
ton district, 27; mentioned, 227 

Robinson, Samuel, member for Benning- 
ton district, 27 

Robison, Alexander, complaint against 
John Chairman, 1 1 39 

Robison (Robbison), John, certificate 
granted to, 1064; sent for, 1155 

Robison (Robbison), Mrs John, com- 
plaint against, 1 155 



Robisson, Archibald, member for Cam- 
bridge district, 783 

Robisson, John D., petition of, 664 

Rockefeller, Philip, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2 ; member for German Camp, 
28, 445. 619, 779, 908; return by, 
112; to take affidavits regarding Mr 
Van Ness, 114; to hear charges 
against Peter Van Ness, 1 46 ; ac- 
counts, 255 

Roeback, Uriah, discharged from con- 
finement, 789 

Roff, John, accounts, 247, 976, 978, 
993; complaint about, 351, 395, 
483, 742; appearance before board, 
383 ; sloop not permitted to leave har- 
bor without security, 383 ; an enemy 
to his country, 395 ; to be confined in 
tory jail, 483; high prices for tea, 
493 ; reinstated to former privilege, 
493; men sent in quest of, 560; failed 
to appear before board, 758; oath of 
allegiance offered to, 758—61 ; dis- 
charged, 760; sloop in possession of, 
842 ; to remove infected children, 864 

Rogers, John, member for Saratoga, 
421; to guide party to apprehend 
tories, 776; discharged from confine- 
ment, 790; to appear before board, 
919; letters from referred to, 491, 
494 

Rogers, Mary, complaint by, 874 

Rogers (Rodgers), Philip, member for 
Saratoga, 288, 896 

Rogers, Piatt (?), mentioned, 934 

Rogers, William, discharged from con- 
finement, 790 

Rogers, William, jr, discharged, 801 

Romans, Barent, letter from mentioned, 
26 

Roorback, John, justice, ordered to dis- 
charge Cornelius O' Brian, 404; to 
proceed against negroes, 650; letter 
referred to, 666 

Root, Jesse, letters from referred to, 541, 
597, 616; letter to referred to, 597 

Rope, need of, 844 

Rosa, Elias, complaint against, 1152 

Rose, Peter, member for German Camp 
district, 262, 280, 290, 779, 908 

Roseboom, Abraham, negro, appre- 
hended, 948, 95 1 ; negro, sent to 
eastern state, 954; accounts, 982 

Roseboom, Barent, lieutenant, warrants 
and instructions for, 1 20 ; declined ap- 



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1245 



pointment as lieutenant, 121; men- 
tioned, 141 

Roseboom, Dirck, accounts, 991 

Roseboom (Rosebom), Gerrit (Garret), 
appeared before board, 155; copy of 
examination of, 181; pass applied for 
to move family, 825; accounts, 992; 
mentioned, 1 80, 1 060 

Roseboom, Hendrick (Henry) Myndert, 
to obtain powder from John Tillman, 
81 ; orders on for powder and lead, 
154, 451, 539, 553, 569, 689, 738, 
746; powder received by, 187; de- 
livery of powder, 188, 482, 490, 
499, 504, 576, 755; powder re- 
quested from, 296, 297, 415; lead 
and flints for, 499 

Roseboom, Jacob, jr, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 1 ; member of first ward, 
Albany, 430, 619; to consider case 
of Evert Seeger's son, 467; to super- 
intend election of deputies, 467; to 
examine persons not having a pass, 
493; to examine guns, 505, 528; to 
appraise a horse, 514; to receive linen 
for army, 531, 551 ; to review m.ilitia 
for tryon county, 547; nonattend- 
ance on committee, 680; accounts, 
998 

Roseboom, Johannis, accounts, 991 

Roseboom (Rosebom), John (H.), sig- 
nature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; member 
for Schenectady, 29, 280, 623, 1009, 
1154; delivered a speech from an 
Indian, 33; to be given money for 
Captain Van Dyck, 147; accounts, 
243; to repair wells and pumps, 617; 
on subcommittee to answer speech of 
Mohawks, 1012; to accompany Mr 
Kirtland and Indians to Albany, 
1017; on subcommittee to attend 
general meeting at Albany, 1019, 
1026, 1028, 1084, 1157; payments 
to, 1 034 ; to go to Albany regarding 
prisoners, 1 1 00 ; to collect money for 
fire sufferers, 1130; persons needing 
salt to report to, 1146; length of 
service, 1 1 60 

Roseboom, Myndert (Mindert), colonel, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4; ap- 
pointed colonel, 121; declined appoint- 
ment as colonel, 141 ; accounts, 242, 
523, 597, 684, 837, 976, 982, 989, 
990, 998 ; member for first ward, Al- 



bany, 420, 619, 777; to report on dis- 
tribution of powder, 448; to have cus- 
tody of county records, 455; to ap- 
praise a horse, 514; to audit pay, billet 
and bounty rolls, 603; to consider re- 
turn of certain persons to State, 608; 
to inquire into charges against prisoners, 
613; to superintend elections, 613, 
709, 893; to examine pay rolls, 614, 
620, 674; to repair pumps, 617; to 
procure blankets, 648; to audit ac- 
counts of board, 671; on committee 
regarding garrison of Ticonderoga, 
677; on committee on licenses for 
taverns, 694, 706; to attend with 
Colonel Nicoll, 714; to pay certain 
accounts, 725; to direct militia, 741 ; 
to examine prisoners, 763; commis- 
sioner for disposal of estates of disaf- 
fected persons, 794 ; to deliver records 
to Leonard Gansevoort, 797; to pro- 
cure wagons and teams, 799; to pre- 
pare charges against disaffected officers, 
802 ; to procure pots and kettles for 
use of army, 809; to execute resolu- 
tion of Council of Safety, 827; to pro- 
vide provisions for refugees, 828; em- 
powered to use pasture for cattle, 830; 
to issue provisions to an infected 
family, 849; payments by, 873; men- 
tioned, 270, 574, 663 
Roseboom and Ten Eyk, accounts, 971 
Rosenberger, Jacob, petition of, 897 
Rosman, Jurry, appointed ensign, 449 
Rossa, Isaac, payments by, 1 080 
Row, Joseph, member for Saratoga, 288, 
421, 778; to report on distribution of 
powder, 448 
Row, Wilhelmus, member in place of, 

343; to appear before board, 727 
Rowe, John, letter to, 42 
Rowland, Samuel, member for Schaghti- 
coke, 288, 420, 621, 782; letter to 
referred to, 594 
Rowley, Nathaniel, first lieutenant, war- 
rants and instructions for, 121; ap- 
pointed first lieutenant, 271 
Ruchea, Francis, appeared before board, 

874 
Rumsey, David, elected adjutant, 249 
Rush, Andrew, apprehended, 888 
Ryan, Michael, lieutenant, statement by, 
386; letter from referred to, 340; 
mentioned, 397 



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Index 



Ryckman, Gerrit, appointed quarter- 
master, 547 

Ryckman, Peter, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; member for first ward, Al- 
bany, 619, 777, 895; to examine 
prisoners, 730; to direct removing 
prisoners, 756; to elect aldermen, as- 
sistants and constables, 847; appointed 
commissioner to deliver salt, 848 

Rylsy. John, captain, company of 
rangers, payroll, 962 

Rysdorp (Rysdorph), Lowrance, sent to 
prison, 792; liberated, 855 

ST JOHN, Thaddeus (Tedeus, 
Thadeous), payments by, 1080; 
elected constable, 1 086 

St Johns, prisoners at, 51, 1 88 ; warlike 
activities of Indians at, 155; King's 
troops taken at, 187 

Sales, see Sayles 

Salisbury, committee of, Thomas L. Wit- 
beeck to go to, 259; letter from re- 
ferred to, 258 

Salsbury, Barent Staats, appointed first 
lieutenant, 343 

Salsbury, Henry, mentioned, 346 

Salsbury, John, captain, dispute about a 
soldier, 325; complaint against, 337, 
476; to appear before board, 339; 
testimony against, 344, 345 ; report of 
committee on, 348; appeared before 
board, 485 ; dispute respecting pri- 
vates, 485; accounts, 487, 972; re- 
cruiting a company of minute men, 
549; pay roll of company, 774, 794; 
payments to, 883 

Salt, application for, 429, 605 ; high 
prices, 511, 540; action concerning 
prices, 512; scarcity of, 556, 1131; 
sale of, 556; to be distributed, 601, 
847; prices allowed for, 601 ; Jacob 
Cuyler to take, 857; delivery by Peter 
R. Livingston, 859, 870, 892; to be 
taken from Teunis Swart, 868; com- 
mittee to inspect certificates and de- 
livery of, 869; committee to procure, 
876, 878; account for transportation, 
880; resolution on exportation, 890; 
delivery to Cambridge district, 903; 
persons entitled to receive, 1 127; reso- 
lution to purchase, 1131; to be de- 
livered, 1 137; resolution on importing, 
1146; may be exchanged by barter, 
1148 



Salt Springs, 719; reported meeting of 

Indians and tories at, 1087 
Saltpeter, proposals for making, 1 74 ; 
resolution on buying, 1 95 

Sanden, Dr , permitted to stay 

in town, 1 075 ; to go down to Albany, 
1075 
Sanders, John, member for Schenectady, 
1 009 ; refused to serve, 1 009, 1012; 
person elected in place of, 1013; 
length of service, 1 1 60 
Sanders, Judge John, quoted, 1005 
Sanders, William, discharged from con- 
finement, 784 
Sanders, see also Saunders 
Sanford, Cornelius V., appointed ensign, 

1045 
Saratoga (Saraghtoga) district, commit- 
tee, members, 8, 29, 248, 261, 280, 
288, 300, 421, 622, 778, 896; pay- 
ment for forces enlisting from, 5 1 ; 
officers elected, 230; letters from, 230, 
291; request for enlargement, 230; 
reply to request, 23 1 ; return of field 
officers, 261 ; number of members, 
281 ; willing to attend this committee, 
337; to request Isaac Man to appear 
before board, 362; decision on case 
of Isaac Man referred to, 369; report 
on vacancy in Colonel McCrea's regi- 
ment, 373; to organize a militia com- 
pany, 374; accounts to be examined, 
416; vote on distribution of powder, 
448; ammunition for, 451 ; letter from 
General Schuyler sent to, 462 ; pay- 
ment to, 464; militia from, 464; re- 
port on certain conspiracies, 712; dis- 
affected persons at, 825 ; to procure 
boards, 911; to assist Mr Man in 
getting hay, 913; affidavit laid before 
board, 926; consideration of papers 
from, 937; proceedings laid before 
board, 960; letters from referred to, 
332, 346, 423, 728; letters to re- 
ferred to, 719, 734. 936, 954 
Saunders (Sanders), John, apprehended, 
816; complaint against, I 1 1 I ; resolu- 
tion concerning, 1 1 1 1 ; to be arrested, 
1112; affair postponed, 1112; re- 
leased, 1118 
Savage, James, permitted to attend the 

committee, 765 
Savage, John, to be confined, 324; 

rescue, 640; mentioned, 622, 671 
Sawmills, owners sent for, 1 1 38 



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1247 



Sax, Johannis, member for Great Im- 
bocht, 909 

Sayles (Sales), Ezekiel, member for 
Saratoga, 896 

Scammell, Alexander, major, attendance 
at meeting of secret committee, 408 

Schaghticoke (Schaghtekocke, Schagte- 
koeke, Schacticoke, Schaghtecoke) , 
district, committee members, 5, 8, 27, 
280, 288, 420, 621, 782, 895; re- 
turn for, 113; return of field officers, 
250; number of members, 281; ac- 
counts, 290; willing to attend this com- 
mittee, 337; to examine Samuel 
Hoisted, 414; vote on distribution of 
powder, 448 ; ammunition for, 45 1 ; 
letter from General Schuyler sent to, 
462; militia from, 464, 475; pay- 
ments to, 465 ; petition of John Lamb- 
son referred to, 570; guarding by 
militia, 623; controverted election, 
796; committee appointed to examine 
election in, 805 ; report, 805 ; to pro- 
cure boards, 911; letters to referred 
to. 596, 941, 946, 953; mentioned, 
764 

Scharpe, George, captain, pay roll of 
company, 805 

Scharpe (Scharp), Guysbert (Gisbert, 
Gysbert), set up for captain, 253; 
returned as captain, 253; election con- 
tested, 295; to be arrested, 622; 
brought before board, 630; dis- 
charged, 640; mentioned, 344-46 

Scharpe, Gysbert, jr, liberated from con- 
finement, 769 

Scharpe (Scharp), Peter, to report on 
distribution of powder, 448; member 
for German Camp, 619, 779; oath 
of allegiance offered to, 758—61 ; 
accounts, 999 

Schaver, Jacob F., captain, member for 
Livingston Manor, 62 1 , 909 

Schaver, Philip, impressed to transport 
cannon, 937 

Schenectady, election of, public officers, 
1086 

Schenectady (Schonectady, Schonec- 
tada) district, committee members, 
29, 280, 299. 300, 336, 443, 
483, 623, 781, 899, 1009, 1030, 
1031, 1067, 1069. 1134. 1145. 
I 154; letters to, 57, 166; company to 
be continued, 67; return for, 114; 
letters from, 1 49, 1 65 ; powder for, 



154; to procure bayonets, 186; to 
guard west passages, 187; return of 
field officers, 261 ; number of mem- 
bers, 281 ; willing to attend this com- 
mittee, 337; powder and lead for, 
438; vote on distribution of powder, 
448; ammunition for, 451 ; advice re- 
quested regarding a militia company, 
453; militia from, 464; officers in 
militia company, 465 ; payments to, 
465; arrest of Wilham Marten, 540; 
accounts, 640, 970, 978; to obtain 
blankets, 648; to take action on a 
fraudulent bill, 692 ; wagons to trans- 
port boards from, 758; superintendent 
of elections at, 772; to consult with 
Tryon county committee regarding elec- 
tion of senators, 787; order for salt, 
892 ; to impress horses and sleighs, 
910; to procure boards, 91 I ; all mem- 
bers to attend general meeting at 
Albany, 1010; subcommittee to at- 
tend general meetings at Albany, 1012, 
1019, 1023, 1025-28, 1033, 1035, 
1042. 1047, 1049, 1056, 1058, 
1064, 1070, 1102, 1103, 1118, 
1121, 1146. 1151, 1154. 1157; 
subcommittee to answer speech of 
Mohawks, 1012; subcommittee to at- 
tend Indian congress at German Flats, 
1018; resolution on attendance of 
members, 1047; records in hands of 
Hugh Mitchell, 1081 ; new committee 
requests delivery of minutes, 1081; 
not to disclose their proceedings 
in regard to disaffected persons, 
1 085 ; resolution on records of 
meetings made by clerk, I 1 02 ; to 
meet on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 
1 1 26; fines for tardiness, 1 1 26, 1156; 
notice of election of members, 1132; 
membership of the committee, 1159; 
table showing service of members, 
1160; officers, 1161; letters from 
referred to, 34, 57, 88. 140. 143. 
321. 323, 437. 439, 458, 494, 565, 
616, 643, 660, 682, 709, 718, 719. 
732, 734. 743, 745, 750, 757, 803, 
875, 887, 912. 942. 960; letters to 
referred to, 386, 510. 537. 660. 
734, 743, 821, 853; mentioned, 438, 
764 

Schenectady road, inhabitants on dis- 
affected, 837. 

Schermerhorn (Skermarhorn, Skermur- 



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Index 



horn), Jacob, appointed lieutenant 
colonel, 261, 1028; refused commis- 
sion, 1037; search for tories, 1115; 
complaint against Frederick Quack, 
1123 

Schermerhorn, Jacob, jr. impressed to 
transport cannon, 937 

Schermerhorn, Jacob C, major, member 
for Rensselaerwyck, 19, 28, 287, 
300, 420, 619, 778, 895; return by, 
113; appointed major, 264; to hold 
election at Kinderhook, 305 ; orders 
to, 389; accounts, 542, 983, 984; 
information given by, 937; letter from 
referred to, 694 ; mentioned, 484 

Schermerhorn (Skermarhorn) , Maas 
(Moss), to be discharged as carpenter, 
1069; prisoners in care of, 1 123 

Schermerhorn, Simon, negro belonging to, 
1127 

Schermerhorn (Skermarhorn), ^VllHam, 
member for Schenectady, 623; to be 
discharged as carpenter, 1 069 ; re- 
fused to sign Association, 1 071 ; length 
of service, 1 1 60 

Schermerhorn, William, rew^ard for ap- 
prehending, 780; put in confinement, 
945 

Schoharie (Schohare), information con- 
cerning plot at, 1118 

Schoharie (Schoharra, Schoharry, Scho- 
hary), district committee members, 5, 
8, 28, 280, 288, 300, 421, 619, 
778, 909; return for, 87; letter to be 
written to, 212; accounts, 243, 735; 
return of field officers, 260, 281 ; 
powder and lead for, 274, 438; num- 
ber of members, 281 ; walling to at- 
tend this committee, 337; vote on dis- 
tribution of powder, 448; ammunition 
for, 45 1 , 725 ; advice requested re- 
garding a militia company, 453; 
militia from, 464, 465 ; payments to, 
465; to direct militia, 741; superin- 
tendent of elections at, 772; com- 
mittee to repair to, 815; to apprehend 
negro, 866; requested to cause salt to 
be taken from Swart, 868; election in, 
900 ; to impress horses and sleighs, 
910, 931; to obtain wood, 932; 
letters from referred to, 931, 941; 
letters to referred to, 474, 793, 853, 
884, 1118 
Schoolcraft, Lourence (Laurence, Low- 



rence), elected adjutant, 261 ; mem- 
br for Schoharie, 268, 421 

Schoolmasters, excused from military 
service, 897 

Schufelt, Philip, discharged, 780 

Schuyler, Mrs , note from, 

537; accounts, 998 

Schuyler, Abraham, accounts, 991, 993 

Schuyler, Cortlandt, farm appropriated 
for pasture, 833 

Schuyler, David, accounts, 980 ; horse 
purchased from, 1 1 36 

Schuyler, Harmanus, member for Sara- 
toga, 29 

Schuyler, Peter P., member for Rens- 
selaerwyck, 20, 28; on committee to 
go to chief of the Mohawks, 35 ; to 
confer with Indians at German Flats, 
108; accounts, 243; appointed major, 
264; two boxes of lead for, 31 7 

Schuyler, Philip, general, letters to, 
8, 151, 171, 173, 177, 201, 203. 
206, 210, 263, 1049, 1050, 1051, 
1054, 1060, 1061, 1066, 1070, 
1071, 1072, 1074; appointed deputy 
to Provincial Convention, New York 
City, 9, 10; member for Saratoga, 
29; letters from, 38, 70, 79, 118, 
149. 153, 158, 159, 169, 172, 173, 
175, 185, 196,200,201, 204, 209, 
1048, 1052; expected arrival at New 
York, 112; appointment to chief 
military command, 127; address to, 
127, 128; answer to address, 134; 
recommendation on choosing officers, 
137; anonymous paper on procession 
at arrival of, 139, 141, 156, 159, 
325—326; money for, 140; leaves 
for Ticonderoga, 159; request for 
carpenters, 1 60 ; orders from, 1 98, 
576; given credit for money, by 
Provincial Congress, 201 ; gunpowder 
for, 205 ; application to, to place 
prisoners in close confinement, 211; 
Canadians taken into custody of, 276; 
McKay's behaviour to be reported on, 
297; meeting at house of, 310; to be 
consulted on provision for barracks, 
311; proposes to send messenger to 
Six Nations, on activities in Tryon 
county, 312; complaint against Sir 
John Johnson to be laid before, 357; 
petition to referred to, 367 ; letter from 
General Wooster given to, 375; re- 
quested not to grant Ellice a pass. 



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1249 



390 ; approbation of committee for his 
vigilance, 409 ; Robert Yates to con- 
fer with, 410; letter to sealed with 
arms of Sir John Johnson, 410; to 
order provisions for Tryon county 
prisoners, 440 ; letter on deserters, 
441; to furnish ammunition, 464; 
facts regarding prisoners from Tryon 
county to be presented to, 468; pro- 
posed conference with Indians at Ger- 
man Flats, 470, 488; attacks on by 
certain persons, 510; request of com- 
mittee relating to Captain McAlpin, 
533; report of committee on interview 
with, 534; committee to confer with, 
545 ; orders militia to march to relief 
of Tryon county, 545; about resign- 
ing his commission, 553; letter of com- 
mittee on resignation referred to, 554; 
batteaux to be impressed by, 604 ; re- 
quest for wagons, 642; application for 
blankets, 648; proposed appointment 
as delegate to Continental Congress, 
675; opinion on troops for Ticon- 
deroga, 678; opinion on Marten Van 
Aelstyn, 700; nominated for Gover- 
nor, 787; accounts, 979; orders com- 
pany to march to Lake George, 1020; 
affidavit of Clarey Bastedo sent to, 
1040; allowance for sleds, 1047; 
warrant for Ahasueras Wendell, 1 050 ; 
petition to from batteaumen, 1056; 
letters from referred to, 7, 141, 181, 
220, 267, 293, 332, 334, 377, 398, 
407, 408, 409, 41 7, 422, 449, 458, 
462, 463, 471, 544, 552, 554, 577, 
588, 638, 639, 649, 679, 710, 744, 
794, 811,815, 818, 822, 827, 859, 
881, 884, 1055, 1072, 1111; letters 
to referred to, 294, 354, 384, 427, 
434, 437, 438, 439, 558, 574, 578, 
587, 592, 602, 631, 635, 813, 814, 
884, 1020, 1023, 1110, 11 13; men- 
tioned, 111, 150, 199, 219, 296, 
314, 317, 319, 326, 329, 340, 359- 
60, 366, 391, 406, 416, 418, 423, 
442, 449, 457, 460, 466, 469, 525, 
537, 559, 562, 570, 578, 601, 633, 
646, 664, 679, 699, 706, 711, 714, 
822, 1081, 1115 
Schuyler, Philip P., colonel, signature to 
oath of secrecy, I ; subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 3 ; member for Rens- 
selaer Manor, 287, 300, 420, 619, 
778, 895; motion by, 515; to report 



on sale of tea, 515; to wait on Gen- 
eral Schuyler, 533, 714; to report on 
fines collected from militia, 687; house, 
proposed inoculation of Waters family 
in, 697; furnished with provisions, 
726; powder for, 732; to assist 
Colonel Lansing, 737; to examine 
prisoners, 763 ; to inquire into confine- 
ment of prisoners, 876; to procure salt, 
876; accounts, 989, 990 

Schuyler, Stephen, colonel, to confer 
with Indians at German Flats, 1 08 ; 
accounts, 243; appointed colonel, 
264; to confer with General Schuyler 
regarding Mr McKay, 296 

Schuyler, Stephen J., colonel, signature 
to oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for 
Rensselaerwyck, 19, 28, 287, 300, 
420, 619, 778, 895; warrants and 
instructions for, 120; appointed 
captain, 128; appointed colonel, 
264; to examine witnesses, 331 ; mem- 
ber of secret committee, 408; to settle 
certain dispute, 418; to inquire regard- 
ing William Pemberton's supply of 
pork, 515; motion by, 530; arms for 
his regiment, 577; order on store- 
keeper for ammunition, 578; to pro- 
cure provisions for mil.tia, 581 ; state- 
ment regarding ammunition, 615; regi- 
ment of militia, accounts, 632 ; on com- 
mittee regarding insurrections, 743; 
money for expenses of court martial in 
hands of, 764; payments to, 767; to 
confer with General Gates, 854; ac- 
counts, 971; mentioned, 141, 270, 
750 

Scots, inhabitants, removal of, 410 

Scott (Scot), John, to be liberated, 491 ; 
to be removed to Connecticut, 503; 
accounts, 988 

Scott, John Morin, general, letters from 
referred to, 456, 638; mentioned, 
466 

Scott, Matthew, discharged from con- 
finement, 768 

Scott, Walter, to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 503; accounts, 988 

Scribner, , complaint against, 

874 

Seabeck, John, sent to Fleet prison, 825 

Seaman, Edmund, mentioned, 658, 659 

Searne, George, application for letters, 
598 

Seaver, , mentioned, 812 



1250 



Index 



Secrecy, oath of, I 

Secret committee, meeting of, 408; mem- 
bers added to, 411; to examine evi- 
dence against certain persons, 484; to 
consider important matters, 501, 511 

Seditious activities, committee to inquire 
into, 306. See also Conspiracies 

Seeber, William, letter from referred to, 
795 

Seeger, Evert, complaint about son's im- 
prisonment, 467 

Seeger, Gerrit, discharged from confine- 
ment, 599 

Seeger, Jacob, put in confinement, 945 

Seeger, Johannis, signe'd new Association, 
541 ; put in confinement, 945 

Seeger, Thomas, shift supplied for Sarah 
Howell, 946 

Seelye, Nehemiah, petition of, 920 

Senators, election of, 772, 786; report of 
conference with Tryon county commit- 
tee, 790 

Senecas, alliance with Sir William John- 
son, 123 

Sergeant, John, mentioned, 1 29, 1 82 

Servants, fines, resolution on, 446 

Sever, Johannes, prisoner, discharged, 
506 

Severs, John, accounts, 988 

Sexton, James, member for Claverack, 
645 ; mentioned, 666 

Sexton, Robert James, member of com- 
mittee, 25 1 

Shane, Mrs , and boy, passport 

given to, 1 1 28 

Sharon, committee of, letter from, 258; 
Thomas L. Witbeeck to go to, 259 

Sharp, John, concerned in a plot, 1 088 ; 
prisoner, 1 089 

Sharp, Michal, concerned in a plot, 1 088 

Sharp, Peter, appointed second lieuten- 
ant, 449 

Sharp, Peter C, member for German 
Camp, 445 

Sharp, Philip, information concerning 
plot, 1088 

Shaw, Duncan, petition of, 870 

Shaw, Francis, quartermaster, examina- 
tion of, 649 

Shaw, John, application for permit re- 
fused, 418, 422 

Shaw, Neal, distressed family near, 849, 
850 

Shaw and Ludlow, property of, 871 



Sheldon, Benjamin, sent back to Stephen- 
town, 353 

Shell, William, liberated from confine- 
ment, 945 

Shelly, Samuel, information given by, 
1 045 ; affidavit against George Ram- 
sey, 1048 

Shepard, Benjamin, member for Hoosick, 
619 

Shepardson, John, appointed major, 478 

Shepherd, Wilham, accounts, 242, 605, 
970, 976, 998; payment for bayonets, 
298; disaffected to cause of America, 
402 ; to be disarmed, 405 ; refused to 
sign Association, 405, 438; warrant 
to disarm, 406; liberated from con- 
finement, 479; mentioned, 437 

Shippers, petition of, 482 

Showers, William, order for arrest of, 
593 

Shurman, Andries, discharged from con- 
finement, 789 

Shuter, James, member for Schenectady, 
1 1 45 ; to attend upon general commit- 
tee at Albany, 1 146; length of serv- 
ice, 1 1 60 

Sickles, Thomas, information given by, 
937 

Sidney (Sidnigh), John (Johan) Jost, 
appointed lieutenant for ranger com- 
pany, 519; rank of second lieutenant, 
520; declined serving, 529 

Silvester, Mrs , referred to, 86 

Silvester, Peter, member of the committee, 
1 7 ; appointed secretary, 18; to wait 
on Colonel Guy Johnson, 23; chosen 
secretary and clerk, 29; deputy to 
Provincial Congress, 29, 32, 291, 
293, 1031, succeeded by John Bay as 
secretary, 32; letters from, 135, 268, 
270, 276; excluded from voting, 136; 
attendance at Provincial Congress, 
148; to settle dispute in Tryon county 
regarding sheriff, 167; accounts, 171, 
976, 978; to prepare answer to Gen- 
eral Schuyler's letter, 1 76 ; letter to 
General Schuyler, 177; to answer 
speech of Indians, 218; on committee 
regarding Indian affairs, 220; on can- 
celling bills of credit, 240; regulations 
for Burghers' watch, 240; report on 
bills of credit, 246; member for Al- 
bany, 287; letter to, 291; testimony 
on Kinderhook election, 303; does not 
attend this committee, 337; new elec- 



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tion in his place, 337. 341, 348; 

power to represent city and county in 

Congress, 348; appeared before 

board, 608; letter from referred to, 

112; mentioned, 26, 266 
Simm, Hugh, petition granted, 858 
Simonds, Benjamin, colonel, letter from 

referred to, 470 
Simons, Anthony, relief for, 1 1 30 
Simons (Simonds), Reuben (Rubm), 

appeared before board, 1044; tavern 

license for, 1090; mentioned, 1042, 

1155 
Simpson. Henry, to be liberated, 590 
Sims. Hugh, refusal to sign Association, 

133; voluntarily signs Association, 

133 

Sinckhaick (Sinkaick) district, members 

from, 27; new election, 337 
Sinclair, Patrick, captain, appointed gov- 
ernor of Michilimackinac, 1 86 
Sipperly, Bernard, sent to prison, 792 
Sipperly, Peter, discharged from confine- 
ment, 796 
Skabuck. John, pass granted to, I/O 
Skene, Philip, major, claimed appoint- 
ment as commander at Ticonderoga, 
90; servant, application for a pass, 

388 
Skermarhorn, Skermurhorn, see Schermer- 

horn 
Skidmore, Abner, to appear before board. 

Skinner, Calvin, signature to oath ot 
secrecy, 2 ; member for Saratoga, 622, 
778; information against John Milch, 

866 

Sleds, may not be impressed, 927; for 
conveying troops, 1047, 1049; ap- 
plication for payment refused, 1074; 
payment for, 1080 

Sleght, Henry, jr. member from Ulster 
county, 658; statement concerning 
Nowee, 659 

Slingerlandt, Abraham, captain, men- 
tioned, 467 

Slingerlandt, Anthony, discharged from 
confinement, 792 

Slingerlandt, Gerrit, discharged from con- 
finement, 599 

Slingerlandt (Slingerland, Slingerlant) , 
Teunis (Tunis), member for Rens- 
selaerwyck. 19, 28; to order bridge at 
Normans Kill repaired, 863 ; accounts, 
982, 988 



Slingerlandt, Walter, account of, 705 

Sloan, James, order to. 577 

Sloops, to be impressed, 854 

Smallpox, inoculation for, physicians re- 
quested to desist from, 44 ; 1015; pre- 
cautions to prevent spread of, 2 1 9, 
491, 696; in Saratoga district, 494; 
family infected with, 849, 850; John 
Roff's children infected with, 864 

Smith, Christiaen (Christiain) , testimony 
of, 344; payments to, 730 

Smith, Cornelius, member for Tryon 
county, 478 

Smith, Daniel, petition of, 315; dis- 
charged, 795 

Smith, David, member for Hoosick, 420; 
to examine evidence against certain per- 
sons, 484; charges against. 531; re- 
quested to attend board, 532; to wait 
upon General Schuyler, 570; petition 
of. 689 ; mentioned. 69 1 

Smith. George, memorial laid before 
board signed by, 232 

Smith, Henry, member for Cambridge, 
421 ; discharged from confinement, 
784 

Smith, John, accounts, 629 

Smith, John, concerned in robbery, 813; 
horses belonging to, 813 

Smith, Jonathan, colonel, appeared be- 
fore board. 4 1 5 

Smith, Josiah, letter from referred to, 692 

Smith, Melancton, resolution received, 
914; letters from referred to, 708, 
850 

Smith, Nathan, appointed second lieuten- 
ant, 475; member for Cambridge dis- 
trict, 783; accounts, 908, 1000, 
1001 ; mentioned, 487 

Smith, Philip, captain, signature to oath 
of secrecy. 2 ; member for Livingston 
Manor. 621, 778, 909 

Smith, Recompence, appeared before 
board, 946 

Smith, Robert, minute man, 1078 

Snell, , major, to be confined in 

jail, 551 ; to be removed to fort, 554 
declined signing the Association, 560 
took oath of allegiance, 764, 1 1 00 
to appear before commissioners at Fish- 
kill, 1 085 ; suspected hostility, 1 099 

Snook, William, express, letter sent by, 
1022 

Snow, , ensign, application to 



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resign warrant, 1059; delivered up 
warrant, 1060 

Snyder, Christiaen, concerned in a rob- 
bery, 8 1 3 

Snyder, Jacob, horse to be delivered to, 
832 

Snyder, John, discharged from confine- 
ment, 776 

Snyder, Lowrance, liberated from con- 
finement, 873 

Socks, see Stockings 

Soldiers, desertion, resolutions on, 381 ; 
billeting, 923, 924, 930. See also 
Deserters; Militia 

Spark, , lieutenant, ordered to 

Albany, 1075 

Spaulding (Saulding, Spaldon), Isaac, 
member of the committee, 251 ; mem- 
ber for Claverack, 288; return made 
by, 428 

Speaker of the Assembly, letter to re- 
ferred to, 938 

Spencer, David, accused of rioting, 1 40 

Spencer, Eleazer, chosen second lieuten- 
ant, 662 

Spencer, Israel, captain, warrants and in- 
structions for, 1 20 ; appointed second 
lieutenant, 271 ; member for Claver- 
ack, 474, 645; to examine and con- 
fine disaffected persons, 567; to re- 
port on certain petition, 607, 608; 
ordered to arrest certain persons, 622 ; 
accounts, 630; to assist militia in Kin- 
derhook district, 742; statement by, 
753; payments by, 796; money from, 
821; letters from referred to, 616, 
743 ; mentioned, 666 

Spencer, Ithamer, captain, dispute respect- 
ing privates, 485 ; mentioned, 662 

Spencer, James, appointed captain, 476 

Spencer, Nathaniel, lieutenant, salt for, 
605 

Spencer, Nehemiah, declined serving on 
committee, 453 

Spencer, Philip, salt in store of, 859, 
880; bond of, 865 

Spencer Town, committee of, letter from 
referred to, 731 

Spendeloe, Benjamin, accused of dis- 
loyalty, 622 

Spoor, Isaac, member for Livingston 
Manor, 485; declined serving, 529 

Spoor, Johannis (John), accounts, 994, 
996, 997 

Sprague, David, examination of, 534 



Springer, Dirk, taken prisoner, 1116; re- 
leased, 1 1 20 

Springfield county committee, letter to 
referred to, 819 

Springsteen, Francis, to appear before 
board, 648 

Spurr, John, captain, complaint about, 
907 

Staats, Barent, captain, appointed major, 
264; promotion, 543; money in pos- 
session of, 833 

Staats, Barent Isaac, appointed chimney 
viewer, 861 

Staats, Gerrit, member for Rensselaer 
Manor, 287, 300; appointed lieuten- 
ant of company to guard stores, 519; 
rank of first lieutenant, 520 

Staats, Gerrit, jr, accounts, 982 

Staats, Henry (Hendrick), appointed 
lieutenant, 25 ; requested not to send 
tea out of city, 521 ; tea in possession 
of, 522; to deliver tea to board, 527; 
delivered up commission as lieutenant, 
644; accounts, 982, 998; mentioned, 
679 

Staats, Isaac, accounts, 998 

Staats, Jochim (Joachim), member for 
Rensselaerwyck, 19, 28; accounts, 
999 

Staats, Willem (WiUiam) , accounts, 
970, 998 

Stafford, Joab, letter from referred to, 
554 

Stansell (Stansill), Jefta, payments to, 
298; accounts, 970 

Starks, , complaint against, 874 

Starns, see Sterns 

Stebbons, Thomas, letter from referred to, 
643 

Stephens, see Stevens 

Sternberger, David, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2 ; member for Schoharie, 
619, 778 

Sternberger. Nicholas, member for Scho- 
harie, 909 

Sterns, John, appointed a weekly post, 
125 

Sterns (Starns), Nathan, taken prisoner, 
612; accused of disloyalty, 622 

Stevens (Stephens), Aron, complaint 
against, 1 1 36 ; to appear before board, 
1136; appeared before board, 1 1 39 ; 
colt belonging to, 1 1 39 

Stevens, Ebenezer, major, appeared be- 
fore board, 877 



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Stevens, John, captain, from Connecticut, 
proposal made by, 20; pork sent to, 
43; accounts, 997 

Stevens, John, elected firemaster, 1086; 
charges against, 1124; sent to Al- 
bany committee, 1 1 24 

Stevens (Stephens), Nicholas, gone up 
North river, 1059; letter to General 
Schuyler regarding, 1 060 

Stevens, William, major, appeared before 
board, 942 

Stevens (Stephens), William, appointed 
second lieutenant, I 045 ; elected fire- 
master, 1 086 

Stevenson, Charles, his negro appre- 
hended, 948, 951 ; punished, 952 

Stevenson, James, captain, application for 
a pass to Canada, 1 70 ; request for 
pass refused, 171, 227 

Stevenson, John, to appear before com- 
mittee, 647; appeared before board, 
655 ; petition of, 662 ; to go to Boston, 
662 ; parole of, 668 ; laid before 
board copy of a parole, 707; oath of 
allegiance offered to, 758—61 ; ac- 
counts, 982, 995 ; letter from referred 
to, 666; mentioned, 689 

Stevenson, Samuel, petition of, 391 , 423; 
order to, 432 ; pay for keeping tory 
jail, 440; discharged as keeper of tory 
jail, 468, 510, 511; account for keep- 
ing jail, 469; mentioned, 470 

Stewart, James, certificate granted to, 
1064 

Stewart (Stuart), Jam.es, prisoner, dis- 
position of, 505; to be brought before 
board, 517; to be liberated from con- 
finement, 519; resolution on, 533 

Stewart, James, hostile activities, letter 
concerning, 5 1 

Stewart, James, deserter, to be arrested, 
611 

Stewart, James, joins the enemy, 691 

Stewart, John, petition of, 678 

Stewart, see also Stuart 

Stillwater, place of rendezvous for mili- 
tia, 465 ; superintendent of elections 
at, 772 

Stillwell, Barnet, discharged, 764 

Stockbridge, letter from committee of, 
1 29 ; letter from Convention at, 745 

Stockbridge Indians, speech to Cagh- 
nawagas, 129; speech of Caghnawa- 
gas to, 1 30 ; experiences of Abram 



Nimham and others on journey to 
Canada, 131 

Stockings, scarcity of, 503, 523; pay- 
ment for knitting, 568 

Stoddart, Josiah, letter from referred to, 
26 

Storehouse, resolution on application for, 
377 

Stores, company to guard, 519; allow- 
ance for transporting. 9 1 5 

Stringer, Dr Samuel, subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4 ; member of the 
committee, 17; to wait on Colonel 
Guy Johnson, 23; appointed chair- 
man, 32 ; to answer speech by Mo- 
hawk Indian, 7 1 ; text of speech, 72 ; 
to sign notes to be issued, 98 ; gone to 
New York, 147; to answer speech of 
Six Nations, 218; accounts, 243, 
976, 991 ; member for third ward, 
Albany, 287, 300, 895; to consider 
paper containing reflections on board, 
306; to examine papers carried by 
Richard Duncan, 307; to sign bills 
of credit, 341 ; mentioned, 26, 709 

Strong, John (?), request for provisions 
for forces, 87 

Stuard, John, complaint against Arent 
Vedder, 1 1 04 ; not entitled to the pro- 
tection of this country, 1 1 04 

Stuart (Stewart), Rev. John, unfriendly 
sentiments, 1039; letter from referred 
to, 1081 

Stuart, see also Stewart 

Sturgeon oil, making of, 397 

Subcommittee, formed, 30, 302, 419, 
620, 779, 896; rules for government 
of, 517 

Sugar, complaint of prices, 1 155 

Sullivan, John, general, attendance at 
meeting of secret committee, 408; 
letter to referred to, 409 

Supervisors, circular letters to, requesting 
them to re-elect members, 6 

Surgeon, ordered to march with militia 
to Tryon county, 547 

Swart, , mentioned, 589, 592 

Swart, Dirck, member for Saratoga, 29; 
elected deputy to Provincial Congress, 
29; instructions to, 53; report on Mr 
Hay, 91, 93; attendance at Provin- 
cial Congress, 1 48 

Swart, Jacobus, member for Saratoga, 
622, 778, 896; to consider support 
of certain families, 933 



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Swart, Sias, mentioned, 868 

Swart, Teunis, salt to be taken from, 

868 
Swart, Tunis, guards placed at, 1037; 

tavern license for, 1 090 
Swearing, penalty for, 1038 
Sweetman, Thomas, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; member for Ballston, 444, 
619, 781 
Swertfeger, Rev. Samuel, charges 
against, 589; to be apprehended, 
589; to appear before board, 590; 
signed declaration, and was dis- 
charged, 592; petition of, 788, 836; 
liberated from confinement, 855 
Swits, Abraham, elected first major, 
261, 1028; statement by, 101 1 ; com- 
mission as first major, 1 032 ; attend- 
ance at committee meetings, 1091-93, 
1125; ordered to stay in town, 1107; 
ordered to march, 1 1 08 ; militia under, 
to remain in town, 1115; to assist in 
routing tories, 1115; returned with 
prisoners, 1116; to apprehend wives 
of James FuUerton and David 
Edwards, 1122; to collect money for 
fire sufferers, 1 1 30 
Swits, Cornelius, captain, to seize sails 
and rigging of sloop Albany, 771, 
804; sails for Esopus, 793; accounts, 
822; appointed commissioner on trans- 
portation of salt, 890 
Swits, Isaac, accounts, 993 
Swits (Switz), Walter, lieutenant, ap- 
pointed second lieutenant, 597; pay- 
ments to, 647; appeared before board, 
707; application to be dismissed from 
Garret Veder's company, 1 068 ; com- 
plaint concerning, 1069; mentioned, 
698, 1094 
Switzer, Godliel, petition of, 135, 136 
Swords, Thomas, lieutenant, suspected 
hostility, 410; appearance before com- 
mittee, 410; action on his case, 41 1 ; 
to be removed to fort, 431 ; to be re- 
moved to Connecticut, 503; time for 
departure to Connecticut, 504; opinion 
of committee on release of, 634 ; com- 
mittee discharged from care of, 634; 
paroled, 635 ; ring-leader in a con- 
spiracy, escaped, 715; accounts, 987, 
988; charges against, 1101; letters 
from referred to, 488, 574 
Sytemon, John, put in confinement, 945 



TALLHAMER, Andrew, recommit- 
ted. 863 

Tallmage, Elisha, examination of, 703 

Tallmage (Talmage), Josiah, member 
for Hoosick, 420, 619, 789 

Tanner, Joshua, to have liberty of fort, 
842 

Tappen, Christopher, letters from re- 
ferred to, 498, 694, 732, 813; letter 
to referred to, 695 

Tar, need of, 920; prices, 947 

Tavernkeepers, resolution on licenses, 
691, 707, 1090; committee appointed 
to enquire into state of, 693, 706, 
957; report of committee on, 961 

Taxation, to defray expenses of colony, 
196 

Tayler (Taylor), Ezekiel, major, mem- 
ber for Half Moon, 29, 288, 895; 
elected first major, 249; payments to, 
785, 866; appreciation of services, 
785; to apprehend Cole, 786; ac- 
counts, 971 

Tayler, John, member for Ballston, 619 

Tayler, John, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; subscriber to General As- 
sociation, 4; on committee regarding 
enlistments in Provincial service, 5 1 ; 
draft of instrument relating to enlist- 
ment, 54; to investigate poHcy of Kin- 
derhook district, 445; goods offered 
to for sale, 449; to examine papers 
of John Duncan, 454; motions by, 
454, 460, 520, 527; elected deputy 
to Provincial Congress, 475; to ex- 
amine evidence against certain persons, 
484; to prepare letter to Governor 
Trumbull, 503; to wait on General 
Schuyler, 533; report on liberation of 
Captain McAlpin, 534; to draw up 
letter to Convention of this State, 553; 
on committee regarding measures pro- 
posed by Mr Van Rensselaer, 558; to 
investigate conspiracies, 714; on 
standing committee regarding con- 
spiracies, 714; to examine prisoners, 
730; to cooperate with militia regard- 
ing conspiracies, 741 ; accounts, 750; 
to wait on General Gates, 756; to 
confer with General Gates, 767, 768; 
member for third ward, Albany, 777, 
895 ; to consult with Tryon county 
committee regarding election of sena- 
tors, 787; on committee sent to Tryon 
county, report, 791 ; to examine elec- 



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tion in Schaghticoke district, 805 ; to 
examine William McCrea, 854; to 
examine crimes and prisoners, 867, 
876; to procure salt, 876; payment 
to, 883 ; to prohibit storing of wheat, 
flour, etc., 891 ; to act concerning a 
reported conspiracy, 932 ; to appre- 
hend certain persons, 940; letters from 
referred to, 683, 692, 700; men- 
tioned. 791, 938 

(Some of these references may be to the 
member from Saratoga district) 

Tayler (Taylor) , John, board to take 
into custody, 709; hberated from con- 
finement, 710; sent to jail, 1 120 

Tayler, Joshua, chosen first lieutenant, 
332 

Tayler, see also Taylor 

Taylor, James, captain, mentioned, 684 

Taylor (Tayler), John, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 1 ; member for Saratoga, 
8, 29, 421; to examine evidence 
against certain persons, 484 

Taylor, see also Tayler 

Tea, prices, 385 ; complaint about prices, 
395, 400, 428, 480, 483, 493, 
1148. 1150, 1153, 1155; in posses- 
sion of Mr Glen, 430; names of per- 
sons who bought to be given, 515; 
committee on sale of, 515, 521; re- 
port of committee, 517; quantity in 
possession of certain persons, 522; to 
be delivered to board, 527; resolution 
on prices, 1067, 1 1 58 

Tears, Peter B., captain, letter from, 
177; reply to letter, 177; recom- 
mended for adjutant, 340 

Teller (Taller), Jacobus, member for 
Schenectady, 29, 280, 300, 781, 
899, 1009, 1012, 1013, 1031, 
1 1 34 ; to be given money for Captain 
Van Dyck, 147; to answer speech of 
Indians, 218; payments to, 295 ; on 
committee sent to Tryon county, re- 
port, 791 ; on subcommittee to attend 
general meeting at Albany, 1019, 
1026, 1035, 1056, 1102, 1118, 
1151, 1157; requests a double watch, 
1038; elected assessor, 1086; to go 
to Tryon county, 1103; information 
given by, 1120; chosen on acting com- 
mittee, 1121; informs board of resolu- 
tion on wheat, 1143; length of serv- 
ice, 1160; mentioned, 398, 1152 



Teller, William, jr, to appear before 
committee, 645 

Ten Bar, Levinus, accounts, 992 

Ten Broeck, Mrs , accounts, 

993 

Ten Broeck (Ten Brook), Abraham, 
general, signature to oath of secrecy, 
1 ; letter to on appointment of dele- 
gates to Continental Congress, 8; ap- 
pointed deputy to Provincial Conven- 
tion, New York City, 9, 10; member 
of this committee, 1 7 ; list of commit- 
tee of Rensselaerwyck, 19; return by, 
28; deputy to Provincial Congress, 
29, 291, 293, 391, 475, 1031; 
letter sent by, 76; to meet Indians at 
German Flats, 1 06 ; to prepare ad- 
dress to General Schuyler, 127; text 
of address, 127—28; attendance at 
Provincial Congress, 1 48 ; letters 
from, 181, 185, 192, 195, 207; 
payments to, 198, 358; payments by, 
238; to make return of militia, 249; 
appointed colonel in chief, 264; on 
committee relative to proceedings at 
law, 275; member for third ward, 
Albany, 280, 287, 420, 618, 777, 
895 ; recommended for brigadier gen- 
eral, 281, 284; to draw up answer to 
General Schuyler's letters, 293; to 
examine papers carried by Richard 
Duncan, 307; power to represent city 
and county in Congress, 348 ; to report 
on charges against Jacobus Van 
Schoonhoven, 368; appointed briga- 
dier-general, 370; accounts, 424, 
605, 608, 729, 884, 967, 970, 
991 ; to superintend election of depu- 
ties, 467 ; application to, from Colonel 
Williams for bounty money, 469; 
powder for, 499; to write circular 
letters to colonels in county, 499; to 
purchase lead, 500; motions by, 506, 
511, 530; to issue orders for march- 
ing, 576, 723; letter to colonels re- 
ferred to, 577; resolutions sent to, 
596; to consider resolution on de- 
faulters, 626; certificate from laid 
before board, 637; to prepare letter 
on depreciation of Continental cur- 
rency, 654; to examine printing office, 
672; orders issued to, 718; order to 
hold court martial, 750, 802; nomi- 
nated for lieutenant-governor, 787; 
to furnish guard for cattle, 840; to 



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detach men for Continental service, 
924; to billet troops, 924; to attend 
Indian treaty, 925; orders to Henry 
Glen, II 08 ; letters from referred to, 
7, 553, 595, 635, 695, 709, 710. 
750, 1091, 1108; letters to referred 
to, 440, 588, 638, 820, 825, 845, 
846, 1107; mentioned, 67, 139, 
191, 310. 450, 507, 632, 664, 
684, 692, 958 

Ten Broeck, Dirck, colonel, subscriber 
to General Association, 4; application 
to, for arms, 24; committee to inspect 
arms in possession of, 41, 46, 528; 
guns in custody of, 41, 549, 709; 
report of committee on inspection of 
his arms, 48; to deliver arms to John 
N. Bleecker, 56; to deliver guns to 
Colonel Van Schaick, 199; appointed 
lieutenant-colonel, 269; member for 
third ward, Albany, 420; to report 
on raising troops, 448 ; report on levy- 
ing troops, 450; on committee regard- 
ing paper currency and military ac- 
counts, 461 ; to muster men for 
Canada service, 465 ; to join General 
Schuyler with troops, 488; to examine 
certain persons, 511; to order militia 
to march to headquarters, 817; to 
apprehend and destroy all disaffected 
persons, 822 ; to march to place 
directed by board, 828; to furnish 
men to guard ammunition to Kings 
district, 831; accounts, 991, 994; 
letters from referred to, 595. 600; 
mentioned, 440 

Ten Broeck, Dirck W., nominated for 
senator, 787 

Ten Broeck, Jeremiah, member for 
Claverack, 896 

Ten Broeck, John, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4; Canada mail delivered 
to, 40; member for third ward, Alb- 
any. 40, 280, 287. 298-300, 420, 
619, 777; on committee to answer 
speech by Mohawk Indian, 71 ; text 
of speech, 72; to state facts regarding 
decline of justice in parts of county, 
87 ; to draw up letters to Continental 
and Provincial Congresses, 91 ; letters 
to Continental and Provincial Con- 
gresses, 93; to superintend printing 
of bills, 98; to take affidavits regard- 



ing Mr Van Ness, 114; on committee 
regarding conduct of Captain Pratt 
and company to Ticonderoga, 140; to 
hear charges against Peter Van Ness, 
146; to open letters, 154; accounts, 
243, 603, 730, 971. 974, 975, 986, 
991, 994, 997; elected adjutant, 
250; on committee relative to proceed- 
ings at law, 275; answer to petition 
regarding merchants, 283; to supply 
boards and plank, 284 ; to audit ac- 
counts for reparation of barracks, 
286; payments by, 293; appointed 
treasurer, 293; to confer with General 
Schuyler regarding Mr McKay, 296; 
to examine papers carried by Richard 
Duncan, 307; new treasurer appointed 
in place of, 327; to sign bills of 
credit, 34 1 ; appointed first lieu- 
tenant, 343 ; on committee regard- 
ing appointment of Gerardus Cluet 
as captain, 360; to superintend 
election for deputies, 382, 467, 893; 
to rate price of merchandise, 384 ; 
elected deputy to Provincial Congress. 
391. 475; to furnish general account 
of this county, 412; order in favor of 
Mr Douglass on, 461 ; payment of 
money to committee, 464; to examine 
certain persons, 511; to inquire re- 
garding William Pemberton's supply 
of pork, 515; to wait on members of 
Presbyterian Church, 573; to procure 
provisions for militia, 581 ; to prepare 
letter on depreciation of Continental 
currency, 654; on committee regard- 
ing repairs to Fort Ticonderoga, 677; 
on committee regarding garrison of 
Ticonderoga, 677; report on garrison, 
678; to purchase blankets, 680; to 
examine and sound the river, 706; to 
investigate conspiracies, 714; sent to 
Convention of this State, 723; instruc- 
tions for, 724; to examine Van der 
Zee, 738; to cooperate with militia 
regarding conspiracies, 741 ; to ex- 
amine prisoners, 763, 765 ; to appre- 
hend tories, 776; on committee re- 
garding oath of allegiance. 803 ; to 
examine election in Schaghticoke Dis- 
trict, 805 ; to repair to Schoharie, 
815; appeared before board, 877; to 
repair barracks, 913, 919; letters 
from, 995, 996; letter from referred 
to, 551; mentioned, 125, 724 



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1257 



Ten Broeck, John, member for Claver- 
ack. 778, 896 

Ten Broeck, John, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2 ; member for Great Imbocht, 
319, 420, 619, 779 

Ten Broeck, John J., to make return of 
well affected persons, 870 

Ten Broeck, Leonard, member for Liv- 
ingston Manor, 485, 621, 778, 909 

Ten Broeck, Peter, to be liberated, 881 ; 
letter from referred to, 866 

Ten Broeck, Samuel, major, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for Liv- 
ingston Manor, 27, 280, 288, 421, 
621, 778, 909; to issue orders for 
provisions, 3 1 4 

Ten Broeck, Wessel, member for Ger- 
man Camp district, 262, 280, 290, 
445, 619, 779, 908 

Tenements leased, resolution on, 738 

Ten Eyck, Abraham, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4; appointed lieutenant, 
26; member for third w^ard, Albany, 
420, 619; to report on distribution of 
powder, 448 ; to deliver records of city 
and county to new committee, 455; 
on committee regarding paper currency 
and military accounts, 461 ; to keep 
accounts and vouchers of debts con- 
tracted by board, 477; to prepare 
letter to Governor Trumbull, 506; to 
draw up rules for government of sub- 
committee, 517; accounts, 523, 668, 
970, 980, 985, 991, 992; draft on, 
for Captain Lush, 549; on committee 
to have lead cast into balls, 553; 
payments by, 565; payments to, 591, 
693; to consider return of certain per- 
sons to State, 608 ; to procure blankets, 
648; mentioned, 574 

Ten Eyck, Andries, jr, put in confine- 
ment, 945 

Ten Eyck, Anthony, affidavit of, 334; 
letter to referred to, 330; mentioned, 
349 

Ten Eyck, Barent J., lieutenant-colonel, 
letters sent by, 18, 31, 95, 126; pay- 
ments to, 96, 1 62 ; appointed adjutant, 
121; appointed captain, 270, 271; 
appointed lieutenant-colonel, 478; ac- 
counts, 971, 974, 992, 999; men- 
tioned, 1 1 1 

Ten Eyck, Coenradt, major, member for 
Rensselaerwyck, 20, 28; false reports 



concerning, 664; petition in behalf of 
Ephraim P. Bogardus, 831 

Ten Eyck, Coenradt A., prisoner, dis- 
position of, 505 ; signed new Associa- 
tion, 518; to be apprehended, 807; 
to be confined, 808 

Ten Eyck, Harmanus, appointed fire- 
master, 617; accounts, 670 

Ten Eyck, Henry, sheriff of Albany, 
called before board, 237; to give 
notice to board regarding discharge of 
White, 238; oath of allegiance 
offered to, 758—61 ; accounts, 994, 
998 

Ten Eyck, Jacob C, judge, member 
for first ward, Albany, 7, 8, 287, 
420; subscriptions for poor at Boston 
to be delivered to, 9; member of the 
committee, 17; to sign notes to be 
issued, 98 ; on subcommittee regard- 
ing accounts of companies, 1 42 ; affi- 
davit sworn before, 152; payments by, 
175, 208, 279; to receive money 
from Mr Livingston, 176; on cancel- 
ing bills of credit, 239; accounts, 243, 
975, 986, 991; committee to see, 
279; payments to, 279, 282; to have 
custody of county records, 433, 455; 
mentioned, 246, 284, 310 

Ten Eyck, John, accounts, 991 

Ten Eyck, John H., subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4; member of the 
committee, 17; on committee to 
answer Indian chief, 34, 35 ; to meet 
Indians at German Flats, 106; to 
call on Indians, 195; to answer speech 
of Indians, 218; accounts, 247; on 
committee on treaty with Indians, 
259; member for third ward, Albany, 
280, 287; complaint about, 351; 
mentioned, 3 1 

Ten Eyck, Myndert J., member for 
Schenectady, 623 

Ten Eyck, Meyndert (Myndert) Schuy- 
ler, signature to oath of secrecy, I ; 
member for Schenectady, 483; to 
purchase flour, 580; to attend com- 
mittee meeting at Albany, 1083; to 
deliver boards, 1097; resolution pre- 
sented to board by, 1098; length of 
service, 1 1 60 

Ten Eyck, Philip, manuscript presented 
to State Library by, 2 

Ten Eyck, Thomas, examination of. 



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Index 



658, 659; sent to committee of Kings- 
ton, 659 

Ten Eyck, Tobias (Tabyus, Tobyaus), 
elected member for Schenectady, 
1009; refused to serve, 1009, 1012; 
person elected in place of, 1013; 
length of service, 1 1 60 

Tepple, John, information about, 1118 

Terwilliger (Ter Willega), Solomon, 
refused to accept warrant as ensign, 
1050 

Theurden, John, to appear before board, 
806 

Thomas, , captain, letter to re- 
ferred to, 1043; mentioned, 301 

Thomas, Jacob, accounts, 987 

Thompson, Mrs , mentioned, 

671, 672 

Thompson, Andrev^, petition of, 641 

Thompson, John, appeared before board, 
874 

Thompson, Samuel, accounts to be ex- 
amined, 893 ; payments to, 902 ; ac- 
counts, 972, 999; mentioned, 494 

Thompson, Thomas, member for Liv- 
ingston Manor, 485 

Thompson, WiUiam, general, to order 
powder and lead for Indians, 395 

Thompson, Charles, secretary of Con- 
tinental Congress, 76, 77, 80 

Thompson, Samuel, accused of rioting, 
140 

Thorn, Samuel, appointed first lieutenant, 
449 

Thorn, William, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; member for Schaghticoke, 
288, 621, 782, 895; to examine 
Simeon Covil, 530; to consider return 
of certain persons to State, 608; to 
consider resolution on defaulters, 626; 
to apply for relief concerning Continen- 
tal currency, 686; accounts, 697; to 
examine prisoners, 765 ; commissioner 
on transportation of salt, 890; men- 
tioned, 685 

Thousand, Michael, discharged from 
confinement, 790 

Throop, Benjamin, letter from referred 
to, 153 

Thurman, John, to appear before board, 
705 ; discharged, 765 

Thurman, Richard, to appear before 
board, 705 

Ticonderoga, proposal by persons from 
New England to take fortress, 20; 



letter from Ethan Allen on taking 
of, referred to, 31 ; supplies and 
provisions for, 31, 39, 77, 79, 
95 ; resolutions concerning expedition 
against, referred to, 38; forces to be 
sent to, by order of Continental Con- 
gress, 40; letter to captain of Asso- 
ciation company ordering him to march 
on, 41 ; John Visscher ordered to 
march to, 43; pork sent to, 43; letters 
to Claverack and Kings district regard- 
ing enlistments for, 45, 47; letter to 
Governor Trumbull requesting assist- 
ance in expedition against, 50; pay- 
ments for forces at, 51, 240; instruc- 
tions relative to, 53; Captain Joel 
Pratt and company to go to, 53; ex- 
pediency of abandoning, 59; letter to 
Provincial Congress regarding expedi- 
tion, 62 ; B. Arnold commandant at, 
77; resolutions of Provincial Congress 
on expedition, 77; Governor of Con- 
necticut requested by Congress to send 
reinforcements, 79; Major Skene com- 
mander at, 90; prospect of attack 
upon, 117; General Schuyler asks for 
ship carpenters, 119, 149; reported 
attacks on, 156; powder for, 168; 
speech to Mohawk Indians regarding, 
224; pay roll of men employed in 
taking, 438; accounts of expedition 
against, 461 ; repairs to fortress neces- 
sary, 677; reinforcement of garrison, 
677; General Schuyler's opinion on 
troops for, 678; Captain Baldwin's 
and Captain Bratt's companies of 
rangers sent to, 677—78; cannon at, 
899; company from Schenectady dis- 
trict to go to, 1014; alarm from, 1107 

Tilghman, Tench, secretary to commis- 
sioners for Indian affairs, 213; letter 
from, 2 1 3 

Tillman (Tilman), Christopher, captain, 
company, 382; dispute about privates, 
382, 418; committee to investigate 
dispute, 556; report of committee, 
557; pay roll, 773; member for Rens- 
selaer Manor, 778, 895; accounts, 
966; mentioned, 391, 804 

Tillman (Tilman), John, appointed 
lieutenant, 43; resigned as first lieu- 
tenant, 55; appointed quartermaster, 
180; appointed adjutant, 270, 272; 
member for Rensselaer Manor, 778, 
895 ; on committer to repair to 



Index 



1259 



Schoharie, 815; to take sloop into 
custody, 834; to guard cattle, 840; 
to take sails and rigging of sloop of 
Michael Huffnagel, 842; accounts, 
966 

Tillman, John, jr, captain, powder 
received from, 81 ; ordered to arrest 
Leedings, 739; to arrest other persons, 
742; instructions for, 779; sent to 
house of Kneer to examine papers, 
817; mentioned, 80 

Tillman, Richard, to take in charge the 
sloop Albany, 836; sails of sloop de- 
livered to, 844; accounts, 846, 871, 
972; payments to, 942 

Timmerman, Jacob, to be removed to 
Connecticut, 503; accounts, 988 

Timmerman, Lowrence, member for 
Palatine district, 257 

Titchenor, Isaac, evidence given by, 
1057 

Toddy, as fine for tardiness at meetings, 
1156 

Toles, Elijah, elected ensign, 333 

Toll, Carol (Charles) H., member for 
Schaghticoke, 27, 288; elected adju- 
tant, 250; payments to, 289; dis- 
charged, 765; petition of, 782, 804; 
affidavits against, 784 ; complaint 
against members of Schaghticoke com- 
mittee, 805 ; consideration of petition 
postponed, 806 

Tom, a negro, 693; put in confinement, 
948, 95 1 ; sent to an eastern state, 
954 

Tomhenick, superintendent of elections at, 
772 

Tone, negro, put in confinement, 948; 
punished, 952 

Tories, conduct of inhabitants of Kinder- 
hook, 12; in Kings district, 12, 368, 
380, 415, 566; from Tryon county, 
244, 245, 436, 526; in Rensselaer- 
wyck Manor, 330, 822, 945, 950; 
resolution on disarming, 399, 403; 
certain persons to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 445, 457, 503; from 
Hoosick district, 484; in Coxsackie 
district, 551; in jail, to be removed 
from city, 578, 580; list of persons 
to be sent to the Convention of the 
State of New York, 62 1 ; resolution 
on persons confined for disaffection, 
703; effects to be sold, 753, 755, 
756, 770; application for troops to 



apprehend, 776; commissioners for 
disposal of estates of disaffected per- 
sons, 793; on Schenectady road, 837; 
information concerning, 1 086 ; re- 
ported activities, 1114, 1115, 1116; 
watch to be kept, 1115; letter from 
referred to, 1116 

Torry, Joseph, captain, committee of 
Coxsackie to assist, 640 

Town sergeant, 56 

Town watch, see Watch 

Towshet, Casper, appeared before board, 
562; signed new Association, 562 

Traders, signed the Association, 1071 

Treasurer, appointment of Leonard 
Gansevoort, 43; appointment of John 
Ten Broeck, 293 

Treat (Trate), Dr Malachy, to use 
house of Abraham C. Cuyler for sick 
officers, 848; to use untenanted houses 
for wounded soldiers, 85 1 ; instruc- 
tions to, II 36 

Troops, sum allowed for transporting, 
936; ordered from this city, letter con- 
cerning. See also Militia; Soldiers 

Trotter, David, accounts, 980 

Truax, Abraham, to take Harme 
Weisselse to Albany jail, I 1 28 

Truax, Abraham Jellis (I.), to go as 
ensign, 1 09 1 ; ordered to appear be- 
fore board, 1153; appeared before 
board, 1 153; copies of affidavit to be 
taken, 1154; mentioned, 1152 

Truax, Abraham P., elected pound 
master, 1086; elected constable, 1086 

Truax, Isaac (A.), elected collector, 
1086; payments to, 1097 

Truax, Jacob Isaac, charges against, 
I 094 ; prisoner, sent to Albany, 1 098 

True, Newcome, accused of disloyalty, 
622; prisoner, 637 

Trumbull (Trumble), John, accounts of, 
243, 991 

Trumbull (Thrumbull, Trumbell, Trum- 
bul), Jonathan, governor of Connecti- 
cut, letter to be sent to, 49; text of 
letter to requesting assistance for Ti- 
conderoga expedition, 50; requested to 
send reinforcements to Crown Point 
and Ticonderoga, 80; letter to, from 
Oneida Indians, 96 ; letter from, 1 82 ; 
prisoners to be sent to, 459; to dis- 
pose of certain prisoners, 503; letter 
to approved, 507; letter to regarding 
crimes of tories sent to Hartford, 510; 



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Index 



charge against Pemberton sent to, 
516; letters from referred to, 536, 
574; letters to referred to, 76, 460, 
503, 506, 572, 629, 695; men- 
tioned, 78, 94. 472, 536, 541, 628, 
690 

Trumbull (Trumbul), Jonathan, jr. 
payments by, 561, 664; Continental 
paymaster, committee to borrow of, 
584; payments to, 591 ; treasurer to 
borrow money from, 603 ; accounts, 
985; mentioned, 416 

Tryon, William, governor, report con- 
cerning, 69; expected arrival at New 
York, 112; mentioned, 1 1 1 

Tryon county, letter from committee of 
Schenectady relating to, 34; disturb- 
ances in, 35, 1022, 1036; Associa- 
tion received from inhabitants of Old 
England district in, 92; Captain Van 
Dyck ordered to march into, 153; 
powder for, 154, 158, 187; people 
to keep watch of movements of In- 
dians, 159; dispute between sheriff 
and inhabitants, 167, 172; appre- 
hensions of inhabitants respecting In- 
dians, 1 72 ; election of new sheriff, 
239; activities in, messenger to Six 
Nations on, 313; troops arrival at, 
313; troops intended for to return 
home, 318; witnesses to be examined 
relating to matters in, 320; property 
of certain persons stolen, 325 ; officers 
for regiment, 343; provisions for 
tories, 436; provisions for prisoners, 
439, 440; conditions of prisoners, 
443; committee to transact busi- 
ness respecting tories, 466; request 
for removal of prisoners, 468; ac- 
counts for care of prisoners, 474; of- 
ficers of a battalion, 478; accounts for 
transporting tories, 537; militia to 
march to relief of, 545, 546; prisoners 
sent from, to Connecticut, 631 ; pri- 
soners from, 632; request for pro- 
visions and ammunition, 1096; com- 
mittee to go to, regarding an election, 
1103; proposed forming of militia 
company in, 1114. See also Cherry 
Valley, committee of; Palatine dis- 
trict, committee of; White, Alexander, 
sheriff. 
Tryon county committee, letters to, 151, 



154, 199,241,245,276, 278,284, 
498. 1073; letters from. 165. 220, 
238. 244, 247; to guard west pas- 
sages, 187; accounts, 243; message 
for, 281; members from, 311, 478; 
committee to examine charges against 

. Sir John Johnson, 366; resolution re- 
ferred to, 596; report to on Mrs 
Thompson's activities, 672; anony- 
mous letter sent to, 735; consultation 
with, regarding election of senators, 
787; report of committee on nomina- 
tions for senators, 790; subcommittee 
requests powder, 1014; request to, 
regarding enemies to American cause, 
1026; letters from referred to, 151, 
416, 466, 507, 526, 540, 632. 682. 
795, 817, 852, 869, 1020, 1022, 
1 128; letters to referred to, 292, 422. 
444, 659, 678, 815, 826, 853, 869, 
954; mentioned, 457 

Tuck, James, accounts, 679, 972 

Tunnicliff, Joseph, put in confinement, 
912; petition of, 912; liberated, 913 

Tunnicliff, William, to be removed to 
Connecticut, 503; Mrs Schuyler's re- 
quest for, 537; to be hberated, 537; 
order remanded on refusal to sign 
Association, 537 

Tupper, Benjamin, colonel, permitted to 
search for deserters, 807 

Turner, Ichabod (Ichabud), captain, 
pay roll of company, 805 ; member for 
Rensselaer Manor, 895 ; letter from 
referred to, 347 

Turney, Nicholas, mentioned, 727 

Turtle Bay, 90 

Tuscaroras, congress at German Flats, 
122; admitted into Old Covenant 
chain, 223 

Tuttle, Samuel, complaint against, 1 136; 
dispute respecting a horse, 1 1 38 ; dis- 
pute settled, 1139; mentioned, 1122 

Tymensen (Tymese, Tymesen), Cornel- 
ius, member for Half Moon, 5, 29, 
280, 288; on committee to hold elec- 
tion, 372 

ULSTER county, committee, mem- 
bers appear before board, 658; 
letter to referred to, 407 
Urquhart, Peter, signed new Association. 
507 



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1261 



VACCINATION, physicians re- 
quested to desist from, 44, 1015 

Vaghten, Samuel, see Van Vechten, 
Samuel 

Vail, Micah (Michaeh), captain, pay 
roll of company, 417; accounts, 4 1 7 

Vain, Anthony, order to regarding kill- 
ing of cattle, 729 

Valkenburgh, Christiaen, accounts, 523, 
970 

Van Aelen (Van Alen), Abraham E., 
discharged from confinement, 775, 
808; apprehended, 800; mentioned, 
755 

Van Aelen, Barent, appointed lieutenant, 
25; accounts, 242, 976 

Van Aelen, Cornelius, jr, to be confined, 
782 

Van Aelen, Jacobus, to superintend elec- 
tion at Kinderhook, 708; member for 
Kinderhook, 896 

Van Aelen, Jacobus L., to be confined, 
782 

V^an Aelen, Johannis (John) L., to be 
confined, 782 ; sent to prison, 792 

Van Aelen (Van Alen, Van Allen), 
John, accounts, 242, 881, 976, 989, 
998; elected lieutenant colonel, 254; 
member for Claverack, 645 ; letters 
from referred to, 524, 582 

Van Aelen, John, disaffected to cause of 
America, 402 ; refused to sign Asso- 
ciation, 405 ; to be disarmed, 405 ; 
warrant to disarm, 406; questioned 
regarding arms, 416; oath of alleg- 
iance offered to, 758—61 ; appeared 
before board, 759, 761 ; mentioned, 
762, 764, 765 

Van Aelen, John A., to examine state- 
ment of Kinderhook committee, 423; 
on committee regarding Brower 
families, 570 

Van Aelen, John E., liberated from con- 
finement, 782, 865 ; resolution relat- 
ing to, 863; letter from referred to, 
863; mentioned, 755 

Van Aelen, Lucas L., to be confined, 
782 

Van Aelen, Stephen, discharged from 
farther prosecution, 480 

Van Aelstyn, , robbed, 948 

Van Aelstyn, Abraham, put in confine- 
ment, 945 

Van Aelstyn, Abraham J., colonel, peti- 
tion of, 486; appeared before com- 



mittee, 614; empowered to transport 
boards, 614; requested to appear be- 
fore board, 693; to superintend elec- 
tion at Kinderhook, 708, 772; to 
detach party to apprehend Galers, 
867; letters from referred to, 482, 
612. 740 

Van Aelsteyn (Van Alstine), Bartholo- 
mew (Bartholemy), taken prisoner, 
1116; released from confinement, 
1136 

Van Aelstyn, Jacob, appointed quarter- 
master, 264 

Van Aelstyn, John J., petition of, 486 

Van Aelstyn, John M., anonymous letter 
addressed to, 702 

Van Aelstyn, John S., to be confined, 
782 ; sent to prison, 792 

Van Aelstyn, Marten (Marte, Mar- 
tinus), letter concerning, 699; Gen- 
eral Schuyler's opinion on, 700; 
negro apprehended, 866 

Van Aelstyn, Peter, discharged from 
farther prosecution, 480 

Van Aelstyn, Peter S., member for 
Kinderhook, 28; ringleader of con- 
spiracy, reward offered for capture, 
743; mentioned, 236 

Van Aelstyn, Philip, recommended for 
major, 364; petition of, 486; to 
furnish wood, 592 

Van Aelstyn (Van Aalsteyn), Rynier 
(Reynier), signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; subscriber to General As- 
sociation, 4; member for Rensselaer 
Manor, 420, 619, 778 

Van Aernam (Van Arnem, Van 
Arnum, Van Aernum, Van Arnam), 
Isaac, signature to oath of secrecy, 
1 ; subscriber to General Association, 
3; to collect money for poor in Bos- 
ton, 279; member for third ward, 
Albany, 287, 298-300, 420, 619, 
777, 895 ; to superintend elections, 
382; 613, 893; on subcommittee to 
consider letter from Tryon county, 
466; to transact business respecting 
Tryon county tories, 466; on com- 
mittee regarding powder, 468; to 
provide sloop to transport prisoners, 
506; to review militia for Tryon 
county, 547; to issue orders and fur- 
nish militia with arms, 578; to re- 
quest persons to lend arms to militia, 
584; letter to General Schuyler re- 



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f erred to, 587; to examine pay rolls 
of Captain Bratt's company, 597; to 
audit pay, billet and bounty rolls, 
603 ; to examine accounts for wood, 
646; to procure blankets, 648; on 
committee on licenses for taverns, 
694, 706; requested to repair to 
Slingerlandts Bridge, 797; to procure 
pots and kettles for use of army, 809; 
to execute resolution of Council of 
Safety, 827; to examine lists of pri- 
soners, 844; to elect aldermen, as- 
sistants and constables, 847; ap- 
pointed chairman pro tem, 870; 
accounts, 992 

Van Aernam, Jacob, mentioned, 741 

Van Alen, Van Allen, see Van Aelen 

Van Alstyne, Abraham, elected adjutant, 
254 

Van Antwerp, John, appointed second 
lieutenant, 465 

Van Antwerp, John, prisoner in charge 
of, 1044; charges against, 1 156; mat- 
ter referred to next meeting, 1157; to 
appear before board, 1157 

Van Antwerp, Lewis, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; member for Schaghti- 
coke, 420, 621, 782, 895; to con- 
sider support of certain families, 933 

Van Antwerp, Margaret, musket balls 
stored in her house, 1019; money paid 
to, for balls, 1034, 1035, 1080 

Van Antwerp, Wilhelmus, member for 
Half Moon, 29, 280, 288, 421; 
payments to, 293; on committee to 
hold election, 372; accounts, 604, 
970; mentioned, 293 

Van Arnhim, Jacob, requests release of 
prisoners, 1 1 20 

Van Arrum, John, accounts, 989 

Van Benthuysen, John, carpenter, to go 
to Ticonderoga, 160; payments to, 
327; complaint about certain persons, 
35 1 ; accounts, 806 

Van Bergen, Anthony, colonel, sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4; 
elected colonel, 250; member for 
Coxsackie, 420; to give assistance to 
Captain Baldwin, 552; to leave one- 
half of regiment in Coxsackie district, 
582; to examine crimes of prisoners, 
607; -to consider return of certain per- 
sons to State, 608; accounts, 663, 
686, 972; letter from referred to, 
585; mentioned, 591, 607 



Van Bergen, Gerrit C, member for 
Rensselaerwyck, 1 9 

Van Bergen, Hendrick, member for Cox- 
sackie and Catskill, 28; return by, 
28; member for Coxsackie, 280; pay- 
ments to, 283 

Van Bergen, Peter, elected ensign, 524; 
accounts, 992, 994 

Van Bergen, William, subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4; member for Cox- 
sackie, 288, 300, 420; to examine 
statement of Kinderhook committee, 
423; to issue orders and furnish mili- 
tia with arms, 578 

Van Beuren, Abraham, letter from re- 
ferred to, 360 

Van Beuren, Cornelius, appointed major, 
264; proposed appointment of, 346 

Van Beuren, Gose, attacked, 744 

Van Beuren (Van Buren), Harmen, 
petition relating to, 252; contested 
election for captain, 253, 295; ap- 
pearance before board, 274; ap- 
pointed major, 486; election held 
under inspection of, 891 ; order for 
salt, 892 ; letter from referred to, 
740; mentioned, 303 

Van Beuren, John, appointed first lieu- 
tenant, 449 

Van Beuren, Maas H., appeared before 
board, 938 

Van Beuren, Marte C, complaint of, 
957 

Van Beuren, Marten (Marte), ap- 
pointed lieutenant for ranger company, 
519; rank of second lieutenant, 520; 
arrested, 679 

Van Beuren, Peter, petition relating to, 
252 

Van Beuren, Peter B., letter from re- 
ferred to, 360 

Van Beuren, Tobias, meeting at house 
of, 772; mentioned, 301, 302, 305 

Van Beuren, see also Van Buren 

Van Bomel (Van Bummel, Van Bom- 
mell. Van Bommel), Gerrit (Garret), 
signature to oath of secrecy, I ; mem- 
ber for Schaghticoke, 62 1 , 782 ; to 
prepare letter to Convention, 626; to 
examine blacksmith's accounts, 629; 
to prepare letter to Governor Trum- 
bull, 630; to cooperate with militia 
regarding conspiracies, 741 ; accounts, 
825 

Van Buren, Dirck, accounts, 984 



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1263 



Van Buret! (Van Burren), Frans, peti- 
tion relating to, 252; petition against 
Dirck Gardenier, 263 

Van Buren, see also Van Beuren 

Van Campen, Simon, discharged from 
confinement, 784 

Van Cortlandt, Pierre, letter signed by, 
609; letter from referred to, 852 

Van Debogart, Tekeres, complaint 
against, 1069; mentioned, 1071 

Van Den Bergh, Abraham, member for 
Rensselaer Manor, 895 

Van Den Bergh, Cornelius, member for 
Saratoga, 29, 288 

Van Den Bergh, Cornelius, accounts, 
997 

Van Den Bergh (Van Deberegh, Van 
De Berigh), Cornelius, money for 
poor sent to Boston by, 1073, 1080 

Van Den Bergh, Cornelius C, meeting 
at house of, 360 

Van Den Bergh, Cornelius G., member 
for Rensselaer Manor, 287, 420; 
held an election of officers, 363 

Van Den Bergh, Gerrit G., colonel, 
member for Rensselaer Manor, 28, 
287; appointed lieutenant-colonel, 
264; to appear before committee, 
667; accounts, 993; letter to referred 
to, 808; mentioned, 664 

Van Den Bergh, Gerrit W., petition 
presented by, 282 

Van Den Bergh, John, captain, men- 
tioned, 559 

Van Den Bergh, Nicholas (J.), to be ap- 
prehended, 356; fined, 365; proceed- 
ings against suspended, 361 ; com- 
plaint of election of Gerardus Cluet 
as captain, 36 1 ; election contest, 42 1 , 
454; member for Half Moon, 470; 
petition of, 836 

Van Den Bergh, Richard, accounts, 
795 

Van Den Berg, Wilhelmus, accounts, 
980 

Van der Cook (Van Der Cooke), 
Michel (Michael), signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; on committee to settle 
certain dispute, 418; member for 
Schaghticoke, 62 1 

Van der Heyden, Widow Hester, ac- 
counts, 243 

Van Der Hoof, Hendrick (Henry), 
captain, dispute about privates, 382, 
418; complaint against, 39 1 ; dispute 



with another company, committee to 
investigate, 556; report of committee 
on dispute, 557; levy on his goods 
and chattels, 804; to appear before 
board, 804 

Van Der Karr, Dirck, petition not 
granted, 389; member for Half 
Moon, 895 

Van Der Karr, Nicholas, petition of, 
360 

Van Der Karr, Roeliff, arrested, 733; 
disaffected person, 802 ; to be appre- 
hended, 807, 808 

Van Der Pool (Van Der Poel, Van 
Der Poll), Barent (Barnet), lieuten- 
ant-colonel, subscriber to General As- 
sociation, 4 ; elected lieutenant-colonel, 
252; member for Kinderhook, 290, 
300, 314; charges against to be in- 
vestigated, 336; opinion of board on, 
349; took oath, 769 

Van Der Pool, Isaac, elected adjutant, 
252; brought before board, 475; re- 
fused to sign Association, 476; to 
attend subcommittee, 477; discharged 
from farther prosecution, 480; ring- 
leader of conspiracy, reward offered 
for capture, 743 

Van Der Pool, Jacob, appointed adju- 
tant, 264 

Van Der Volgen (Van D. Volgan), 
Cornelius, member for Schenectady, 
443, 1069; length of service, 1160 

Van Der Volgen, Nicholas, persons 
needing salt to report to, 1 1 46 

Van Der Volgen (Van De Volagar, 
Van De Volgar), Petrus, information 
given by, 1117; relief for, 1 1 30 ; 
mentioned, 1 I 06 

Van Der Werken, Albert, petition, 370 

Van Der Werken, Hendrick R. 
(Henry), arrested, 713; appeared be- 
fore board, 716; in close confinement, 
716; recommitted, 718; sent to court 
martial, 764 

Van Der Werken (Van Der Worke) , 
Jacob, votes for, 42 1 ; complaints 
about highway construction, 479; de- 
tained as witness, 764; liberated from 
confinement, 848 

Van Der Werken, John, arrested, 7 1 3 

Van Der Werken, William, powder 
from, 507 

Van Der Zee, Albert, excused from 
militia duty, 591 ; complaint concern- 



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ing payment for wood, 656; con- 
fined in the Fort, 737; reconsidera- 
tion of his case, 737 

Van Der Zee (Vandersee), Harmen 
(Harman), to furnish bellows to 
Colonel Hay, 810; accounts, 989 

Van Detten, Arent N., signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 

Van Deusen, Mrs , accounts, 

993 

Van Deusen, Abraham, to investigate 
charges against Barent Van Der Pool, 
336 

Van Deusen (Van Duesen, Van Du- 
ren), Arent (Aron), accounts, 523, 
970. 980 

Van Deusen, Cornelius, messenger to 
Esopus, 407; accounts, 457, 633, 
971 ; to inspect pasture, 820 

Van Deusen, Jacob, accounts, 993 

Van Deusen, Johannis, member for 
Claverack, 778, 896 

Van Deusen, Johannis T., appointed 
commissioner for Claverack, 859 

Van Deusen, Lowrance, ill treated for 
attachment to American cause, 362 

Van Deusen, Peter, accounts, 980 

Van Deusen, Mrs Rachel, medicine in 
her custody, 582 

Van Dewerk, Francis, concerned in a 
plot, 1088 

Van Driesen (Van Dressen, Van Drises- 
sen), Henry, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2 ; member for Schenectady, 
443, 623, 1069; to report on case 
of James Holstead, 558; report, 559; 
to attend committee meetmg at Al- 
bany, 1 084 ; length of service, 1 1 60 

Van Driesen, John, pass for, 407; ap- 
pointed adjutant, 1 046 ; application 
for commission for, 1055 

Van Dyck (Van Dike, Van Dick, Van 
Dicke), Cornelius, colonel, arms for 
his company, 89 ; supplies furnished 
to, 114; company to be furnished with 
pork, 119; warrants and instructions 
for, 120; money for his company, 
147; proposed march up Mohawk 
river, 151; order to march into Tryon 
county, 153; to be supplied with am- 
munition, 153; powder for company, 
154; company to remain at Schenec- 
tady, 159; appointed captain, 272, 
1013, 1014; member for Schenec- 
tady, 443, 1069; to report on raising 



troops, 448; report on levying 
troops, 450; appointed colonel, 478; 
resigned as member for Schenectady, 
483; statement to board, 550; com- 
pany of his regiment deserted, 558, 
570; accounts, 975, 978; instructions 
to for raising company, 1015; ap- 
plication for provisions for men, 
1015; company not needed immedi- 
ately, 1016; company to learn mili- 
tary exercise, 1016; recruiting war- 
rants for company, 1018; ordered to 
march to Lake George, 1 020 ; ex- 
press sent to, requesting return, 1020; 
equipment of company for a march, 
1 02 1 ; to deliver pay roll of company, 
1021 ; ball furnished to, 1021. 1034; 
bayonets delivered to, 1026; pay- 
ments by, 1 08 1 ; appeared before 
board, 1 106; application to, for men, 
1128; evidence against Palmatier, 
1132; length of service, 1 1 60 ; men- 
tioned, 688, 1038, 1042, 1050 

Van Dyck, Henry, appeared before 
board, 1128; examined, 1128 

Van Dyck, Henry, oath of allegiance 
offered to, 758—61 ; to be confined, 
782 

Van Dyck, Henry P., apprehended, 
774 

Van Dyck. Matthyse, signed new Asso- 
ciation, 5 1 8 

Van Eps, Abraham, appointed ensign, 
1045; information given by, 1086; 
mentioned, 1 1 22 

Van Eps, Abraham, captain, prisoners 
delivered by, 1 089 ; to send men to 
Lake George, 1091 

Van Eps, Gerit, tavern license for, 1090 

Van Eps, John, money due to, 1 1 34 

Van Eps, John Baptist, charges against, 
1038; tavern license for, 1090; to 
send wagons, 1 1 08 

Van Eps (Van Epps), John Baptist, jr, 
complaint about apprentice boy, 
1071 ; charged with extortion, 1 150; 
to appear before board, 1150; ap- 
peared. 1150; found guilty. 1151 

Van Eps. John J., complaint against 
Calven Young, 1 1 32 

Van Gaasbeeck, Petrus, member for 
Livingston Manor, 485 

Van Guysling (Guysing), Elyes (Elias), 
elected overseer of the highways, 1 086 



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1265 



Van Hoesen, Dirck, account for guard- 
ing laid before board, 839 

Van Hoesen, Henry, accounts, 729, 
971 

Van Hoesen, John, payments to, 327 

Van Husen, Coenradt, accounts, 984 

Van Ingen (Van Ingan), Dirk 
(Derick), member for Schenectady, 
781, 899, 1031, 1134, 1145; ap- 
pointed chairman of Schenectady com- 
mittee, 1035, 1161; letter to General 
Schuyler, 1040; on subcommittee to 
attend general meeting at Albany, 
1042, 1058, 1070, 1103, 1111, 
1154; to admit people to sign the 
Association, 1071; appointed clerk, 
1101, 1146, 1161; return to board 
requested, 1114; payments to, 1121; 
signature, 1150; length of service, 
1160; letter from referred to, 471; 
mentioned, 1 1 24, 1 1 52, 1 1 53 

Van Iveren, Anthony, Captain Price's 
party dispatched to, 823 

Van Iveren, Gerrit, mentioned, 617 

Van Kleeck, Hugh, captain, appeared 
before board, 405 

Van Loon, Albartus, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4 ; member for Cox- 
sackie, 288, 619, 895; adjutant, pay 
of, 663 

Van Loon (Van Loan), Hubartus 
(Habartis), elected quartermaster, 
250; member for Coxsackie, 420 

Van Loon, John M., signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4 ; member for Coxsackie, 
420, 619, 778 

Van Loon (Van Lone), Matthias, mem- 
ber for Coxsackie and Catskill, 28, 
145; member for Coxsackie, 280 

Van Ness, Abraham, beaten by Thomas 
Waters, 841 ; murdered by David 
Michael, 860 

Van Ness, David, captain, complaint 
about, 384; requested to discharge 
Philip Finch, 384; mentioned, 404 

Van Ness, David, jr, appointed lieu- 
tenant, 1 33 

Van Ness, Hendrick, accounts, 991 

Van Ness, Jacob, ensign, to appear be- 
fore committee, 656 

Van Ness, John, carpenter, to go to 
Ticonderoga, 1 60 ; to appear before 
board, 467; prisoner delivered by. 



860; appeared before board, 867; 
member for Kinderhook, 896; 
robbed, 948; accounts, 992 

Van Ness, Peter, colonel, member for 
Claverack district, 8, 28, 250, 288, 
300, 645 ; to draw up letters to 
Claverack and Kings districts, 45 ; 
letter to Kings and Claverack districts, 
46—47; to draw^ up letter to Governor 
Trumbull, 49; text of letter, 49; com- 
plaints against, 83 ; letters from, 84, 
133; petition against considered, 114; 
returns by, 114, 251 ; charges against 
withdraw^n, 146; motions by, 236, 
315; elected colonel, 255; proceed- 
ings of Claverack committee laid be- 
fore board, 303; to hold election at 
Kinderhook, 305 ; list of promotions 
in Claverack district, 315; to report 
on matter in Benjamin Hilton's letter, 
317; report, 317; officers in his regi- 
ment, 428; payments to, 428; ac- 
counts, 569, 570, 970, 971; regi- 
ment surgeon appointed, 585 ; to arrest 
Mr Svs^ertfeger, 589; provisions for 
regiment, 592; dismissed from present 
tour of duty, 602 ; ensign Jacob Best 
fined for not marching with his regi- 
ment, 638; to appear before board, 
639, 644; letter from referred to, 
463; mentioned, 380, 652 

Van Ness, William, lieutenant, returns 
certified, 552; payments to, 592; to 
superintend election of governor, etc., 
at Claverack, 772; appointed com- 
missioner for transporting flour, etc., 

911 

Van Ness, William, jr, on committee re- 
garding Brower families, 570; mem- 
ber for Claverack, 645 

Van Nest, Ferdinand, member for 
Schaghticoke, 895 

Van North, Abraham, charges against, 
495 ; account for apprehending, 640 

Van Orden, Hezekiah, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; member for Great Im- 
bocht, 420, 619, 779; commissioner 
for disposal of estates of disaffected 
persons, 794 ; to confer with General 
Gates, 854; accounts, 881, 908, 972 

Van Orden, John, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; member for Great Im- 
bocht, 27, 280, 300, 420, 619, 
779; return made by, 112; payments 



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to, 283; to report on distribution of 
powder, 448; mentioned, 651 

Van Orden, William, accounts, 839 

Van Order, Ignas, elected first major, 
250 

Van Ostrander, Hendrick, elected sec- 
ond lieutenant, not yet commissioned, 
543 

Van Ostrander, John, payments to, 1 90, 
277; proclamation on selling liquor to 
Indians, 205 ; town sergeant, to warn 
officers who are to mount guard, 241 

Van Petten, Andrew V., jr, appointed 
lieutenant, 1013; commission as first 
lieutenant, I 032 

Van Petten (Van Patten), Arent 
(Aaron, Aran), N., elected adjutant, 
261, 1028; member for Schenectady, 
623; refused adjutant's commission, 
1037; to attend committee meeting at 
Albany, 1084, 1096; servant, 1094; 
length of service, 1 1 60 

Van Petten, Dirk, mentioned, 1123 

Van Petten (Van Patte, Van Pettan, 
Van Peten), John, appointed captain, 
1013, 1027; commission as captain, 
1032; orders to, 1037, 1040; elected 
overseer of highways, 1086; to send 
men to Lake George, 1 09 1 

Van Petten (Van Patten), Nicholas, 
liberated from confinement, 842 ; 
tories at house of, 1115, 1116; taken 
prisoner, 1116; release refused, 1 120 

Van Petten, Simon, commission as sec- 
ond lieutenant, 1 032 

Van Rensselaer, , motions made 

by, 445, 557 

Van Rensselaer, David, member for 
Hoosick, 619 

Van Rensselaer, Henry J., major, peti- 
tioner against Mr Van Ness, 114; 
report on petition, 146; elected first 
major, 254; petition granted, 374; 
to examine statement of Kinderhook 
committee, 423; to report on raising 
trooDS, 448; report on levying troops, 
450 

Van Rensselaer, Henry K., appointed 
lieutenant-colonel, 264; appointed 
major, 465 

Van Rensselaer, Jeremiah, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 1 ; member for second 
ward, Albany, 40, 287, 300, 420, 
619, 777, 895; copies of Associa- 
tion lodged at house of, 44; to in- 



spect arms in possession of Dirck Ten 
Broeck, 46; report on inspection of 
arms, 48; to draw up letter to Gov- 
ernor Trumbull, 49; text of letter, 
49; on committee regarding enlist- 
ments in Provincial service, 5 1 ; draft 
of instrument relating to enhstment, 
54; to draw up letter to Provincial 
Congress, 59; to answer speech by 
Mohawk Indian, 71 ; text of speech, 
72 ; return of Association for second 
ward, 86; to state facts regarding de- 
cline of justice in parts of county, 87; 
to draw up letters to Continental and 
Provincial Congresses, 91 ; letters to 
Continental and Provincial Con- 
gresses, 93; to confer with Indians at 
German Flats, 1 08 ; to draw up ac- 
counts of disbursements and provisions, 
121; report of proceedings of congress 
of Oneida Indians at German Flats, 
122, 124; to draw up list of persons 
who refused to sign Association, 124; 
to prepare address to General Schuy- 
ler, 127; text of address, 127, 128; 
return of list of persons who refused 
to sign Association, 133; paper 
handed to board by, containing reflec- 
tions on board, 1 39 ; on committee re- 
garding conduct of Captain Pratt and 
company on way to Ticonderoga, 
1 40 ; resolution on reflections pub- 
lished against committee, 1 4 1 ; on sub- 
committee regarding accounts of com- 
panies, 1 42 ; payments to military 
companies, 142, 143; payments to, 
145, 175, 208, 432; payment to 
companies at Lake George, 161 ; pay- 
ments by, 162, 175; to prepare letters 
to General Schuyler, 169, 176; letter 
to General Schuyler, 177; to attend 
next general muster, 1 79 ; to make in- 
quiry concerning Captain Sinclair, 
186; accounts in charge of, 189; on 
committee relating to Indians, 214; to 
answer speech of Indians, 218; ac- 
counts, 243, 292, 457, 519, 639, 
646, 684, 751, 970, 977-79, 983, 
988, 994; to audit accounts of board, 
295, 371, 532, 671, 728, 893, 903; 
to report on Mr Hilton's conduct, 
321; to draw up instructions for 
deputies, 321, 477; motions by, 324, 
359, 440, 442, 445, 473, 481, 546, 
647; to report on certain anonymous 



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1267 



paper, 325 ; on committee regarding 
bills of credit, 326; to inquire about 
troops for Canada, 329; to report on 
petition from Cambridge committee, 
339; to sign bills of credit, 341 ; to 
inspect Captain George White's ac- 
counts, 349; to report on charges 
against Jacobus Van Schoonhoven, 
368; petition presented to board, 373; 
to rate price of merchandise, 384 ; on 
committee regarding information of 
William Duer, 414; to report on dis- 
tribution of powder, 448; report on 
policy of Kinderhook district, 450; to 
have custody of county records, 455; 
on committee regarding paper currency 
and military accounts, 461 ; on sub- 
committee to consider letter from 
Tryon county, 466; to transact business 
respecting Tryon tories, 466; to ex- 
amine evidence against certain persons, 
484; to examine persons not having a 
pass, 493; on secret committee, 501; 
to take action regarding McCarty's 
communication, 502 ; to prepare letter 
to Governor Trumbull, 503, 511; 
powder and lead for, 504, 583; report 
on powder and lead, 507; to report 
proceedings of secret committee, 511; 
to revise letter respecting Abraham C. 
Cuyler, 522; on committee regarding 
wages of certain men, 524; on com- 
mittee to transact certain business, 
527; to examine Simeon Covil, 530; 
requested to borrow money for treas- 
ury, 536; to purchase boards, 537; 
to review militia for Tryon county, 
547; to draw on Colonel Moylan for 
money for boards, 554; on committee 
regarding measures proposed by Mr 
Van Rensselaer, 558; to procure ma- 
terials for barracks, 561 ; to send 
stores down, 576; to procure pro- 
visions for militia, 581 ; to consider 
certain petition, 607; to state charges 
against Abraham C. Cuyler, 610; to 
examine crimes and prisoners, 613, 
752, 867; to examine pay rolls, 614, 
620, 674; officiated as secretary to 
General Ten Broeck, 637; to examine 
printing office, 672; allowance for, 
675 ; on committee regarding garrison 
of Ticonderoga, 677; to report on 
people of Kinderhook, 682 ; on com- 
mittee on licenses for taverns, 694; 



on committee regarding defences, 704; 
to investigate conspiracies, 714; on 
standing committee regarding con- 
spiracies, 714; to prepare instructions 
for Mr Ten Broeck, 724; to wait on 
General Gates, 727, 756; on com- 
mittee regarding whereabouts of 
Duncan Campbell, 756; to deliver 
records to Leonard Gansevoort, 797; 
to prepare accounts of board, 798; 
on committee regardmg oath of alle- 
giance, 803; to examine election in 
Schaghticoke district, 805 ; report on 
treasurer's accounts, 826; to prohibit 
storing of wheat, flour, etc., 891 ; to 
superintend election, 893; resolution 
received, 914; to inquire concerning 
tavernkeepers and innholders, 958; on 
committee regarding depredations com- 
mitted by General Gates' troops, 959; 
mentioned, 370, 523, 663, 718 

Van Rensselaer, John, colonel, member 
for Rensselaerwyck, 19, 28; men- 
tioned, 179, 660 

Van Rensselaer, John, jr, major, sub- 
scriber to General Avssociation, 4; 
return by, 27; elected second major, 
250; member for Hoosick, 420; to 
summon witnesses, 481 ; petition of, 
689; mentioned, 227, 691 

Van Rensselaer, Killiaen, colonel, signa- 
ture to oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for 
Rensselaerwyck, 5, 7, 8, 19, 28, 
280, 287, 300, 420, 619, 778, 
895; appointed colonel, 264; to ap- 
prehend certain persons, 450; motion 
by, 519; to consider resolution on 
defaulters, 626; to deputize a person 
to apprehend negroes, 892 ; mentioned, 
293, 770 

Van Rensselaer, Nicholas, appointed 
second lieutenant, 271 

Van Rensselaer, Peter, appointed cap- 
tain, 475 

Van Rensselaer, Philip, storekeeper to 
the army, 383; votes for, 421 ; to 
deliver arms to Colonel Lansing, 489; 
tea in possession of, 522; request on, 
for guns, 553; to deliver guns to 
Captain Williams, 562; member for 
second ward, Albany, 619, 777, 
895 ; statement on blacksmith's ac- 
counts, 629; to procure blankets, 648; 
to assist Colonel Van Schaick, 654; 
payments by, 724; to wait on Gen- 



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eral Gates, 727; to wait upon Colonel 
Wilkinson, 728; application to for 
powder, 831 ; to replace lead taken 
from windows, 862 ; to collect sub- 
scriptions for ruined settlers, 904; in- 
formation given by regarding negroes, 
948 ; negroes apprehended, 948—5 1 ; 
examined, 948; punished, 952; letters 
to referred to, 616, 888 

Van Rensselaer, Robert, colonel, signa- 
ture to oath of secrecy, 1 ; return by, 
28; member for Claverack, 28, 250, 
280, 288, 300; deputy to Provincial 
Congress, 29, 291, 294, 391, 475, 
1031; letters from. 111, 112, 207; 
attendance at Provincial Congress, 
148; to make return of militia, 249; 
memorial laid before board by, 250; 
elected colonel, 254; power to repre- 
sent city and county in Congress, 348; 
petition from persons in his regiment, 
380; officers in his regiment, 390; 
account of attendance in Provincial 
Congress, 512; to cooperate with 
Colonel Whiting in Kings district, 
593; regiment of, ensign Jacob Best 
in, 638; to assist militia in Kinderhook 
district, 742; accounts, 838; letters 
from referred to, 497, 683, 727; 
mentioned, 232, 552, 652 

Van Rensselaer, Stephen, colonel, men- 
tioned, 498 

Van Sante, Gerrit, jr, mentioned, 377 

Van Sante, John, payments to, 327; 
complaint about certain persons, 35 1 

Van Sante (Van Santen) , Rykert, ac- 
counts, 788, 904, 980, 998 

Van Sante, William, accounts, 999 

Van Santvoordt, Cornelius, captain, sub- 
scriber to General Association, 3 ; 
member of the committee, 1 7 ; ap- 
pointed commissary of stores, 43, 53; 
in charge of articles sent from New 
York, 44 ; order to purchase pro- 
visions, 5 1 ; to superintend printing of 
bills, 98; to draw up accounts of dis- 
bursements and provisions, 121; to 
draw up list of persons who refused 
to sign General Association, 124; re- 
turn of list of persons who refused to 
sign Association, 133; appointed cap- 
tain, 141, 343; to make inquiry con- 
cerning Captain Sinclair, 1 86 ; accounts 
in charge of, 1 89 ; payments to, 1 90, 
286; to examine case of smallpox. 



219; accounts, 243, 976, 978, 979, 
982, 993; to repair barracks, 265, 
266; member for third ward, Albany, 
287, 298-300; to select jailer, 325; 
company referred to, 363; to audit 
accounts, 371 ; letter from referred to, 
407 

Van Schaack, Cornelius, jr, elected 
second major, 252; member for Kin- 
derhook, 290, 300, 314; resigns com- 
mission, 364; motion made by, 401 ; 
discharged from farther prosecution, 
480; declined appointment as major, 
486; letters from referred to, 395, 
572 

Van Schaack, David, testimony on Kin- 
derhook election, 303 ; discharged 
from farther prosecution, 480; request 
for pass, 563; to appear before com- 
mittee, 647; to appear before sub- 
committee, 675; took oath, 769; 
letters from referred to, 572, 664, 
681 

Van Schaack, Henry, member for Kin- 
derhook, 28, 280; returns by, 28, 
114; letters from, 85, 236; com- 
plaints against, 125; notified to appear 
at the general committee, 1 25 ; charges 
against dismissed, 148; on committee 
relative to proceedings at law, 275; 
witnesses against, 467; discharged 
from farther prosecution, 480; inter- 
cepted letter from, 484 ; to be sent to 
jail, 484; appeared before board, 
493, 502; committed to jail, 502; to 
be removed to Connecticut, 503; per- 
mitted to return to Kinderhook, 5 72 ; 
death of father, 595 ; leave of absence 
prolonged, 595; petition to be con- 
sidered, 607; report on petition, 608; 
departure postponed, 608; request not 
granted, 626; accounts, 984; letters 
from referred to, 482, 509, 594, 
606, 695, 705; mentioned, 301, 
304, 563 

Van Schaack, Peter, member for Kin- 
derhook, 42 1 ; refused to sign Asso- 
ciation, 423; order served on, 451; 
to remain in county, conditionally, 
459; letter requesting a pass, 563; to 
appear before committee, 647; ap- 
peared before board, 655; petition of, 
662 ; to go to Boston. 662 ; parole, 
668; letters from referred to, 572, 
666; mentioned, 689 



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1269 



Van Schaack, Stephen (Steven), ap- 
pointed lieutenant, 25 ; accounts, 980, 
998 

Van Schaick, Anthony, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4 ; member for Rens- 
selaerwyck, 19, 28, 420, 619; to 
investigate policy of Kinderhook dis- 
trict, 445 ; to prepare advertisement 
respecting setting up of new form of 
government, 449 ; to report on sale of 
tea, 515; to examine Simeon Covil, 
530; appointed chairman, 606; nomi- 
nated for senator, 787; accounts, 989 

Van Schaick (Van Skyks, Van Skeuk), 
Goose (Gosen), colonel, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for first 
ward, Albany, 40, 280; to inspect 
arms in possession of Dirck Ten 
Broeck, 46; report on inspection of 
arms, 48; to superintend printing of 
bills, 98; printed bills delivered by, 
1 06 ; appointed lieutenant colonel, 
121; declined appointment, 121; to 
draw up accounts of disbursements and 
provisions, 121; to draw up hst of 
persons who refused to sign General 
Association, 124; return of list oi 
persons who refused to sign Associa- 
tion, 133; on committee regarding 
conduct of Captain Pratt and company 
on way to Ticonderoga, 140; ap- 
pointed colonel, 141, 270, 271 ; guns 
for, 176, 179, 199; motion by, 179; 
money for, 1 84 ; orders to send party 
to Fort Stanwix, 204; accounts, 243, 
997; bayonets for regiment, 298; 
officers for his regiment, 340 ; orders 
to, 431, 495, 719; orders to regard- 
ing prisoners, 441, 503; to furnish a 
guard for prisoners, 458; to give 
orders on guarding jail, 497; to 
muster troops for relief of Tryon 
county, 546; blankets for regiments, 
648; to arrest Major Edmunston, 654, 
711; to furnish officers to arrest cer- 
tain persons, 69 1 , 694 ; information 
for, 724 ; to order delivery of horse 
to Jacob Snyder, 832; to furnish 
guard for cattle, 840 ; appeared before 
board, 949; letters to, 1075. 1076; 
payments by, 1075; letter to referred 
to, 818; mentioned, 190, 201, 202, 
203, 267, 270, 436, 605, 61 1, 646, 
671, 672, 720, 736, 1126, 1129, 



1136, 1140. 1141 ; referred to as 
Van Sleke (Van Slike), 1026, 1075 

Van Schaick, Gosen A., signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; member for Great 
Imbocht, 420, 619, 779; to purchase 
blankets, 680; to examine and sound 
the river, 706 

Van Schaick, Jacob, accounts, 242, 
976, 991, 994, 995; elected second 
major, 261 

Van Schaick, John G., accounts, 991 

Van Schaick (Van Schajck), Wessel, 
complaint about, 35 1 ; negro wench, 
property of, 873; accounts, 982, 995, 
997 

Van Schelluyne. Cornelius, to appear 
before board, 442 ; consented to sign 
Association, 442 

Van Schoonhoven. Dirck Bratt. to go 
express to Lake George, 67; carpenter, 
to go to Ticonderoga, 160; accounts, 
616, 692, 894, 972, 974, 976 

Van Schoonhoven, Guert, member for 
Half Moon, 29, 288, 300; payments 
to, 269, 282 

Van Schoonhoven, Jacobus, elected 
colonel, 249; letter to, 356; appeared 
before board, 368; committee to re- 
port on, 368 ; fines levied by field offi- 
cers of regiment, 676; mentioned, 688 

Van Sice, Jacob, relief for, 1 1 30 

Van Sice, John, affidavit against Alex- 
ander Campbell, 458; information 
given by, 1 152; copies of affidavit to 
be taken. 1154; mentioned, 1153 

Van Sleke (Van Slike), , 

colonel, 1026, 1075. (Error for 
Van Schaick, Goose, colonel.) 

Van Slyck (Van Slyke), Cornelius, 
lieutenant, warrants and instructions 
for, 120, 272, 1017; appointed lieu- 
tenant of minute men, 1013; ensign 
in Continental service, 1014; lieu- 
tenant, 120, 272, 1017; member for 
Schenectady, 1 069 ; in command of 
company, 1 09 1 ; length of service, 
1160 

Van Slyck, Cornelius A., member for 
Schenectady, 443; resigned. 483 

Van Slyck (Slike). Harmanas, prisoner 
in charge of, 1 044 

Van Slyck (Slike), Jessa, appointed first 
lieutenant, 1045 

Van Slyck (Van Slike), Margaret, com- 
plaint against, 1 1 34 



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Index 



Van Slyck, Peter, discharged from 
farther prosecution, 480 

Van Slyck (Van Slike), William, dis- 
charged from farther prosecution, 480; 
accounts, 689; discharged, 780 

Van Valkenburgh, Isaac P., captain, to 
take effects of Stephen Du Colon, 
653; to superintend election at Kin- 
derhook, 708; pay roll, 775; delivery 
of money, 843 

Van Valkenburgh, John, discharged from 
confinement, 859 

Van Valkenburgh, John J., to appear 
before committee, 645 

Van Valkenburgh, Peter J., charges 
against, 622; arrested, 622 

Van Vechten (Van Veghten), Samuel, 
subscriber to General Association, 4; 
member for Coxsackie, 288, 299, 
778, 895; appointed captain, 343; 
proposed appointment of, 346; com- 
plaint about Isaiah and Jeremiah 
Kenniff, 391 ; letter from referred to, 
378 

Van Vechten (Vaghten, Van Veghte, 
Van Veghten), Teunis T., signature 
to oath of secrecy, 2 ; appointed ensign, 
26; member for third ward, Albany, 
619; to prepare letter to Convention, 
626; nonattendance in committee, 680; 
payments by, 942; accounts, 978, 
997; letters from, 995, 996; men- 
tioned, 744 

Van Vechten, see also Van Veghten 

Van Veghten, Anthony, reports concern- 
ing Sir John Johnson, 1 66 ; letter to 
referred to, 67 

Van Veghten, Cornelius, member for 
Saratoga, 29; letters from, 231, 291 ; 
elected lieutenant colonel, 261 ; pay- 
ments to, 273 

Van Veghten, Dirck, member for 
Schaghticoke, 27, 288; elected first 
major, 250; payments to, 289 

Van Veghten (Van Vegten), Ephraim 
(Efraim), captain, appointed quarter- 
master, 269 ; list of wagons delivered 
to, 845; accounts, 982, 998 

Van Veghten, Henry, signature to oath 
of secrecy, I ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4 ; warrants and instruc- 
tions for, 121; declined appointment 
as lieutenant, 124, 141; member for 
first ward, Albany, 420, 618; to de- 
liver records of city and county to new 



committee, 455; accounts, 502, 971, 
999 ; appointed to sell horses, saddles 
and bridles, 514; on committee re- 
garding sale of tea, 521; report on 
settlement of Baron de Woedtke's 
estate, 521 ; report on sale of horses, 
527; to have lead cast into balls, 553; 
to order Mrs Gorden out of city, 564; 
to examine crimes of prisoners, 607; 
to superintend elections, 613; men- 
tioned, 631 

Van Veghten, Lucas, member for Rens- 
selaerwyck, 20, 28, 280, 287; to 
superintend printing of bills, 98 ; ap- 
pointed major, 121; declined appoint- 
ment as major, 121; declined appoint- 
ment as major and lieutenant colonel, 
141 ; to open letters, 154; to examine 
accounts, 1 78 ; offered to be trustee 
for Thomas Darby, 236; on com- 
mittee relative to injuries of Abraham 
De Weaver, 247; accounts, 247, 
979, 986; to make return of militia, 
249; to issue orders for provisions, 
314; to find place to confine persons 
hostile to American cause, 318; men- 
tioned, 270 

Van Veghten (Van Vechten), Philip, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4; 
member for Rensselaer Manor, 420, 
619, 778, 895; to inquire concerning 
tavernkeepers and innholders, 958; 
accounts, 989 

Van Veghten, Volkert, accounts, 243, 
982, 999; member for Albany, first 
ward, 895 ; to collect subscriptions for 
ruined settlers, 904 

Van Vleck, , robbed by negroes, 

892, 904 

Van Vleck, Abraham, discharged from 
farther prosecution, 480 

Van Vleck, Abraham J., appointed 
clerk of Colonel Witbeeck's regiment, 
401 ; distrained by captain of militia, 
402; member for Kinderhook, 421 

Van Vorst, Jellis (J.), complaint against, 
1121, 1129; hostile attitude, 1122; 
appeared before board, 1123; to be 
arrested, 1129; questioned concerning 
clothing, 1130; mentioned, 1129 

Van Vorst, John Babtist, to tend ferry, 
1084 



Index 



1271 



Van Vorst, John I. (J.)» to secure 
wagons, 1 108; to go with mihtia, 
I 1 09 ; to empress wagons, 1 1 09 ; 
asks for assistance, 1110; to procure 
wagons, 1110; mentioned, 1 094 

Van Vorst, Peter, mentioned, 1 1 22 

Van Vranke, Gerrit, accounts, 993 

Van Vranken (Franke), Maas 
(Moss), apix)inted adjutant, 264; in 
charge of prisoner, 1 046 ; mentioned, 
1106 

Van Vranken, Moses R., to appear be- 
fore board, 943; confined, 944 

Van Vranken, Peter, member for Half 
Moon, 29, 288; to hold election, 372 

Van Wie, Hendrick, carpenter, to go to 
Ticonderoga, 1 60 

Van Wie, John, lieutenant, pay roll of 
company, 870 

Van Wie, William, payments to, 327 

Van Woert (Van Woerdt, Van 
Woordt) , Henry, appointed adjutant, 
180; appointed quartermaster, 270, 
272; accounts, 999 

Van Woert (Van Woerdt), Jacob, 
accounts, 88 1 , 998 

Van Woert (Van Voort, Van Woerdt), 
Lewis (Levers), elected colonel, 379, 
414; powder for, 435, 436; examina- 
tion of, 534; requested to remain in 
the district, 590; ammunition for, 
725 ; member for Cambridge district, 
783, 927; letter from referred to, 
590 

Van Woert, Petrus, member for Sara- 
toga, 896 

Van Zandt, Peter P., letter from re- 
ferred to, 813 

Varick, Richard, colonel, letters from re- 
ferred to, 508. 762 

Vaughan, John, general, letter from re- 
ferred to, 854 

Vaughan, Obadiah, appointed second 
lieutenant, 343 

Vedder, Albert, mentioned, 1122 

Vedder, Alexander, member for Schenec- 
tady, 781, 899, 1134; meeting at 
house of, 1 1 32, 1 1 35 ; to settle a dis- 
pute, 1138; on subcommittee to trans- 
act business in town, 1141; length of 
service, 1 1 60 

Vedder (Fedder), Arent (Aron), ac- 
counts, 991 ; appointed second lieu- 
tenant, 1 045 ; complaint against, 1 1 04 



Vedder (Fedder), Nicholas, to carry 

letter to Ballston, 1 036 
Vedder, Nicholas (Niklaas) Alexander, 

to assist Henry Glen, 1 1 08 ; to go 

with militia, 1 1 09 
Vedder (Fader), Simon, referred to, 

1 020 ; charges against, 1 02 1 ; ex- 
amined, 1 1 28 
Vedder (Veeder, Veedor), Simon J., 

accounts, 998; negro servant, Jeremy, 

650,666,948, 951 
Veder, Simon, accounts, 991 
Veeder (Veder), Abraham, accounts, 

994, 996, 997 

Veeder (Vader, Veader), Garret S., sr, 
elected pound master, 1 086 ; takes 
oath as constable, 1 1 35 

Veeder (Veder), Garret S., jr, cap- 
tain's warrant for, 378; appointed 
lieutenant, 1013; commission as first 
lieutenant, 1 032 ; appointed captain, 
1059; order to, 1062; mentioned, 
1060, 1068. 1078 

Veeder, John, elected fire master, 1086; 
order to repair road, 1 1 05 

Veeder (Veder, Feder), Nicholas 
(Class, Necoles), signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; elected second major, 261, 
1028; member for Schenectady, 623; 
refused major's commission, 1037; to 
attend committee meeting at Albany, 
1083; length of service, 1 160 

Veeder (Veder), Peter, accounts, 994, 

995, 997 

Veeder (Feder), Peter, opinion on over- 
seers of batteaumen, 1054 

Veeder (Feder, Veder), Peter S., to be 
discharged as carpenter, 1069; refused 
to sign Association, 1071 

Veeder (Veader), Volkert, major, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; member 
for Rensselaerwyck, 19, 28, 287, 
300, 420, 619. 778. 895; appointed 
major, 264; to consider certain peti- 
tion. 607; false reports concerning, 
664 ; allowed pay as field officer, 664 ; 
to order arrest of Hooghteeling, 705 ; 
to attend with Colonel Nicoll, 714; 
mentioned. 988. 989 

Velthusen. Christopher, mentioned, 1143 

Velthusen, Henry, mentioned, 1 1 43 

Vermont Council of Safety, letter from 
referred to, 1117 

Vernor (Vermon), Esai, appeared before 
board. 1152 



1272 



Index 



Vernor, James, payments to, 279; mem- 
ber for Albany, first ward, 895 ; to 
act concerning a reported conspiracy, 
932 ; on committee regarding depreda- 
tions committed by General Gates' 
troops, 959; accounts, 998; men- 
tioned, 284 

Vernor, John, elected quartermaster, 
261 ; recommended for adjutant, 373 

Vernor (Vernon), Martha, widow, meet- 
ings at house of, 7, 19, 408, 552; 
accounts, 243; mentioned, 376 

Ver Plank, John, discharged, 795 

Ver Plank, Samuel, tea belonging to, 
430 

Verplank, William, complaint about 
billeting soldiers, 930; accounts, 992 

Very, Samuel, sent to Stephentown, 353 

Vielen, Lewis H., member for Schaghti- 
coke, 288 

Vieler, Jacob, petition of, 804 

Vieler, Lewis, petition of, 804 

Vincent, Jeremiah, captain, arrested, 
713; payments to, 717; to appear 
before board, 802; to refund money, 
802; cows to be sold, 879; letter to 
referred to, 373 

Visgar, Frederick, see Fisher, Frederick 

Visger, John, took oath of allegiance, 
764; accounts, 996; suspected hostil- 
ity, 1099; has taken oath required, 
1100 

Visger (Vischer), John J., see Visscher, 
John T. 

Visger, see also Visscher 

Visher, Barent, accounts, 976, 978, 992 

Visher, Gerrit, accounts, 992 

Vischer, Nanning H., see Visscher, Nan- 
ning 

Visscher (Vischer), Bastiaen (Bastejaen, 
Bastian) T., signature to oath of 
secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4; member for Rens- 
selaerwyck, 20, 28, 280, 287, 299, 
300, 420, 619, 778, 895; to wait on 
Peter W. Yates, 160; accounts, 243, 
989; on committee relative to injuries 
of Abraham De Weaver, 247; to ex- 
amine accounts of Saratoga committee, 
416; ammunition for, 490; to procure 
logs, 498, 555; to review militia for 
Tryon county, 547; to request persons 
to lend arms to militia, 584; to attend 
with Colonel Schuyler, 714; to ex- 
amine Vander Zee, 738; to procure 



pots and kettles for use of army, 809; 
to inspect certificates and delivery of 
salt, 869 ; to inquire into confinement 
of prisoners, 876; to procure salt, 876 

Visscher, Gerrit T., petition presented by, 
282 

Visscher, John, captain, offers to raise a 
company, 43 ; ordered to march to 
Ticonderoga, 43; payments to, 43, 64, 
65; company of, 56; ordered to stop 
at Fort George, 66 ; order to buy soap, 
1 00 ; buys blankets, 101; supplies 
furnished to, 1 1 2 ; to deliver blankets 
to Henry Bogert, 118; letter from, 
119; warrants and instructions for, 
120; letter to regarding muster rolls, 
1 38 ; proposed appointment as major, 
161; appointed captain, 271; ac- 
counts, 966, 973—75; letters from re- 
ferred to, 83, 88, 106, 153; men- 
tioned, 1 24 

Visscher, John T., to go express to certain 
places, 457; accounts, 576, 97 1 , 994, 
997 

Visscher (Vischer, Vigger) , Matthew, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; grand- 
son of, 2 ; subscriber to General Asso- 
ciation, 4; appointed lieutenant, 25; 
appointed clerk to committee, 55; 
desires new election of officers, 65 ; 
accounts, 243, 244, 486, 513, 686, 
825, 970, 978, 983, 985, 986, 989, 
990, 1000, 1001; to engage an ex- 
press, 279; payments to, 285, 532; 
appointed secretary and clerk, 300, 
419; application for clerkship, 452; 
powder for, 576; receipt of Gerrit 
Lansing to, 598; to correspond with 
Convention of the State of New York, 
599; appointed secretary to board, 
618, 779, 896; on committee on 
licenses for taverns, 694 ; report on 
treasurers' accounts, 826; to remove 
records, 960; paper signed by, 1 130; 
complaint against Jean Adair, 1143 

Visscher, Nanning, supplies received 
from, 119; bond for Jacob A. Lans- 
ing, 581 ; accounts, 992 

Visscher, Teunis H., appointment of, 
346; mentioned, 617 

Vollywyser, Abraham, recommitted, 863 

Vosburgh, Barent, accounts, 992 

Vossburgh, Abraham, discharged from 
confinement, 859 



Index 



1273 



Vossburgh, Abraham P., ill treatment 

by people of Pownall, 931 
Vossburgh, Cornelius, discharged from 
farther prosecution, 480; mentioned, 
301, 302 
Vossburgh, Francis, to superintend elec- 
tion at Kinderhook, 708 
Vossburgh (Voosburgh), Harme (Har- 
man) , captain, testimony regarding 
Kinderhook elections, 301 ; appointed 
captain, 343; mentioned, 350, 382, 
394, 427, 429 
Vossburgh, Isaac, appointed first lieu- 
tenant, 390 
Vossburgh, John, discharged from farther 

prosecution, 480 
Vossburgh, Peter, colonel, member for 
Kinderhook, 28; deposition against, 
364 ; ordered to appear before board, 
364; resolution on, 368; appeared 
before board, 381 ; discharged from 
farther prosecution, 38 1 , 480 ; liberty 
to cross-examine witnesses, 471 ; took 
oath, 769 ; grindstones in possession of, 
921; letter from referred to, 471; 
mentioned, 236 

Voting, Mr Nicoll and Mr Silvester 
excluded from, 1 36 

Vredenburgh, John, discharged from con- 
finement, 784 

Vroman (Vrooman), Adam, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 1 ; member for Scho- 
harie and Duanesborough, 5 ; member 
for Schoharie, 619, 778; to procure 
lead, 689; accounts, 989 

Vroman (Vrooman), John Baptist, state- 
ment by, 1011; commission as first 
lieutenant, 1 032 ; appointed first lieu- 
tenant, 1 045 ; elected overseer of high- 
ways, 1 086 ; member for Schenectady, 
1145; meeting at house of, 1145; 
length of service, 1160; mentioned, 
1094, 1095 

Vrooman, , statement by, 1 085 

Vrooman, , widow, mentioned, 

1057 

Vrooman, Adam, member for Hoosick 
district, 342, 789 

Vrooman, Isaac, member for Schoharie, 
778 

Vrooman, Isaac, member for Schenec- 
tady, 443, 623, 1069; elected super- 
visor, 1086; Mr Church recommended 
to, 1 1 02 ; length of service, 1 1 60 



Vrooman, Jacob, engaged carpenters for 
Lake George, 1052; to be sent for, 
1053; mentioned, 1051 

Vrooman (Vroman), Jonas, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2; member for Scho- 
harie, 619. 778. 909 

Vrooman, Nicholas, taken prisoner, 1116 

Vrooman, Peter (B), colonel, member for 
Schoharie and Duanesborough, 28; re- 
turn by, 28; warrants and instructions 
for, 1 20 ; declined to serve as captain, 
1 40, 141 ; on sale of liquor to Indians, 
145; elected colonel, 261; payments 
to, 264; member for Schoharie, 280, 
288; men in regiment to arrest dis- 
affected persons in Coxsackie district, 
585; pay roll of regiment referred to, 
586; orders issued to, 741 ; appeared 
before board, 814; refused to accept 
warrant for recruiting. 1019; letter 
from referred to, 830; mentioned, 270 

Vrooman, Samuel, member for Schoharie, 
421 

Vrooman, Simon Jacobus, charges against 
Caleb Beck, 1156 

WADDELL, James, put in confine- 
ment, 912 
Wadsworth, John, member for Kings dis- 
trict, 898 (erroneously printed Balls- 
ton) 
Wagenaer, Peter, letter to referred to, 67 
Wagoners, go to Albany, 1 1 08 
Wagons, need of, 815; to be impressed, 
816, 953, 956; to carry provisions to 
Lake George, 1068, 1072-74; to be 
furnished, 1091; requests for, 1108, 
1 109, 1110; resolution on, 1 1 1 1 ; to 
be sent to headquarters, 1112 
Wainee (Winne, Peter ?), lieutenant, 

accounts, 972 
Wait (Waite), George, sent to jail, 603; 

accused of disloyalty, 622 
Wait, James, discharged from confine- 
ment, 797 
Waite (Wayt), William, member for 

Hoosick, 789, 895 
Wakely, Jacob, mentioned. 657 
Walder, John, member for Hoosick. 420 
Walderom, WiUiam, appeared before 

board, 7 1 5 
Waldo, John, member for Hoosick, 619, 

895 
Waldron, Cornelius, accounts, 1 000 
Waldron, Peter, accounts, 998 
Walice, John, member for Hoosick, 619' 



1274 



Index 



Walker, Thomas, petition of, 406; ap- 
peared before board, 508; to report 
on inventory of General de Woedtke's 
effects, 508; money from De 
Woedtke's estate to be delivered, 521 ; 
payments to, 527 

Wall, Edward, admitted to debates of 
board, 48 

Wallace, James, captain, letter from re- 
ferred to, 854 

Wallace (Wallice), Samuel, payments 
to, 327; accounts, 972 

Walley, John, complaints against, 387 

Walter, Philip, complaint about, 526 

Wanner (Warner?), Christian, liberated 
from confinement, 945 

Warn, Richard, appointed second lieu- 
tenant, 390 

Warner, Benjamin, Samuel Benidict 
delivered to for trial, 683 

Warner, Hendrick, discharged from con- 
finement, 790 

Warner, John, Samuel Benidict deliv- 
ered to for trial, 883 

Warner, Jonathan, appointed ensign, 449 

Warner, Jurry, member for Schoharie, 
778 

Warner, Samuel, lieutenant, pay roll, 702 

Warner, Seth, colonel, mentioned, 698 

Warner, Simeon, order for arrest of, 
593; sent to jail, 603; accused of dis- 
loyalty, 622 

Warner, William, jr, to appraise pay- 
ment for a horse, 475 

Warrants to impress any articles needed 
for public service, 8 1 5 

Warren, James, president of Provincial 
Congress of Massachusetts, letter from, 
117 

Warrens Bush, 1036; guards placed at, 
1037 

Washington, George, general, expected 
arrival at New^ York, 112; letters 
from, 207, 1055; mentioned, 624 

Washington county, 612 

Wason, George, received commission, 
1039 

Wason (Wasson, Wauson), Thomas, 
appointed captain, 1027; received 
commission, 1039; to send men to 
Lake George, 1091 ; mentioned, 1 153 

Watch, should be kept in the city, 24 ; 
regulations for, 56, 240, 388; penalty 
for neglect or refusal, 75 ; contract for 
house for, 277; committee to revise 



regulations, 307; accounts of expenses, 
355; to be reestablished, 387—88; 
to be doubled, 435 ; fine for not at- 
tending, 660; ordered, 1038, 1089; 
rules and orders for, 1090, 1 107 

Waterman, Asa, elected lieutenant 
colonel, 255; member for Kings dis- 
trict, 288; to appraise payment for 
a horse, 475; to attest to pay roll of 
his regiment, 553; accounts, 837; let- 
ter from referred to, 820 

Waters, , forbidden to inoculate 

his family, 697 

Waters, Thomas, put in confinement, 
841, 918; affidavit against, 926 

Watertown, Provincial Congress for 
Massachusetts Bay in, see Provincial 
Congress of Massachusetts Bay 

Watson, James, permitted to go at laree, 
926 

Watson, John, to be confined to his own 
room, 717; charges against, 719 

Watson, Joshua, mentioned, 5 1 2 

Watson, Matthew, accounts, 998 

Watson, Ralph, to be removed to Con- 
necticut, 503; accounts, 988 

Watts (Watson), Joshua, monoply of 
boards, 1097 

Waycof, John, mentioned, 1 1 22 

Wayne, Anthony, colonel, mentioned, 
684 

Weaver, Francis, liberated from confine- 
ment, 842 ; taken prisoner, 1116 

Weaver, Nicholas, to be removed to 
Connecticut, 503; liberated from con- 
finement, 535 

Weaving, complaint of prices, 1150, 
1151 

Webber, Peter, accounts, 993 

Wederwax, David, sent to prison, 792 

Wederwax, Jacob, sent to prison, 792 

Weeger, Everhart, concerned in a rob- 
bery, 8 1 3 

Weit, Albert, concerned in a plot, 1 088 

Welbank, George, refused to sign Asso- 
ciation, 436, 438; liberated from con- 
finement, 479; committee to examine, 
511; mentioned, 437 

Welch, , lieutenant, complaint 

against, 1 1 06 

Welch, John, recommended for lieuten- 
ant, 377 

Wells, Edmund, captain, return by, 27; 
member for Cambridge, 452, 624, 
783, 927 



Index 



1275 



Wells, Edmund, jr, member for Cam- 
bridge, 624; paper referred to, 935 

Wells, James, elected first major, 379; 
excused from militia duty, 591 ; dis- 
charged, 854 

Wells, Joseph, captain, member for 
Cambridge, 27, 288; statement con- 
cerning his company, 147 

Wells, to be repaired, 616, 868 

■\;^elsh, . sergeant, information 

concerning, 1020; declaration by, 
1021 

Welsh (Wilson), John, soldiers boarded 
at house of, 1015 

Wempay, Elijah, appearance before 
board, 96 

Wemple (Wimpel), Abraham, ap- 
pointed captain, 1027; appointed 
colonel, 261, 1028; member for 
Schenectady, 1031, 1154; commis- 
sion as colonel, 1032; appointed 
deputy chairman of Schenectady com- 
mittee, 1035, 1161; on subcommit- 
tee to attend general meeting at Al- 
bany, 1042, 1058; to report on fur- 
nishing sleds, 1047; on subcommittee 
to wait on Mrs Bradt, 1047; com- 
plaint against not proved, 1057; to 
settle dispute regarding Walter Swits, 
1069; to collect money for poor in 
Boston, 1073, 1080; militia sent by, 
to Ballston, 1087; attendance at com- 
mittee meetings, 1091-93, 1095; 
order to officer of regiment, 1092; to 
collect money for fire sufferers, 1130; 
length of service, 1 1 60 ; letter from re- 
ferred to, 440; mentioned, 1055, 
1097, 1115, 1153 

Wemple, Benjamin, member for Ben- 
nington district, 27 

Wemple, John R., unfit for military 
duty, 1099 

Wemple (Wimple), Myndert, wagoner, 
sent to Lake George, 1 09 1 

Wemple, Myndert (Minairt, Mindert) 
A., warrants and instructions for, 
1 20 ; declines appointment as first 
lieutenant, 1 40, 141; appointed sec- 
ond lieutenant, 1013; refused to ac- 
cept warrant for recruiting, 1019; 
commission as second lieutenant, 1 032 

Wemple (Wimple), Myndert (Meyn- 
dert, Mindert) M., major, signature 
to oath of secrecy, 2; member for 



Schenectady, 623, 1145; appointed 
second major, 1037; application for 
commission, 1055; to engage wagons 
to carry provisions, 1074; to attend 
committee meeting at Albany, 1084, 
1 146; negro of, armed, 1 1 1 7 ; to col- 
lect money for fire sufferers, 1130; 
length of service, 1 1 60 

Wemple, Myndert R., appointed second 
lieutenant, 1013 

Wemps, Ephraim, mentioned, 1127 

Wendell, Abraham, to be paid for pas- 
ture, 830; accounts, 999 

Wendell (Wendle), Ahasueras, ap- 
pointed lieutenant, 1019; warrant to, 
as ensign, 1050; refused to accept 
warrant, 1050; has not signed Asso- 
ciation, 1072 

Wendell, Cornelius, appointed ensign, 
26; accounts, 992; mentioned, 526 

Wendell, Harmanus (Harmanis), cap- 
tain, signature to oath of secrecy, 1 ; 
subscriber to General Association, 4; 
appointed captain, 26; accounts, 243, 
605, 608, 646, 904, 970, 992; 
member for Albany, third ward, 287, 
298-300, 420, 619, 777, 895; to 
examine papers carried by Richard 
Duncan, 307; to revise regulation of 
Burghers' night watch, 307; to rate 
price of merchandise, 384 ; ammuni- 
tion for, 394; to muster men for Can- 
ada service, 465 ; to appear before 
board, 468; powder for, 499; to 
write circular letters to colonels in 
county, 499; to purchase lead, 500; 
to transact certain business, 527; lead 
deposited in store of, 551 ; order on 
for lead, 553; to draw on Colonel 
Moylan for money for boards, 554; 
to procure materials for barracks, 
561 ; to send stores down, 576; to 
repair wells and pumps, 617; on com- 
mittee regarding conveyance of troops, 
624; to examine printing office, 672; 
report on examination of printing of- 
fice, 672 ; allowance for, 675 ; to pro- 
cure lumber, 685, 711; on committee 
on licenses for taverns, 694; to super- 
intend elections in Albany, 709; on 
committee regarding complaints by 
tenants, 739; to procure pots and 
kettles for use of army, 809; to make 
out accounts, 886; accounts laid be- 
fore board, 903; to attend Indian 



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Treaty, 925 ; on committee regarding 
depredations committed by General 
Gates' troops, 959; mentioned, 507 

Wendell (Wendle), Harmanus (H.), 
member for Schenectady, 29, 280, 
299, 443, 623, 1009, 1031, 1069; 
letter sent by, 88; payment to, 295; 
motion by, 370; to draw up rules for 
government of subcommittee, 517; on 
subcommittee to attend general meet- 
ing at Albany, 1012, 1027, 1056. 
1070; musket balls delivered to, 
1019; to go to Johnstown, 1022; 
money in hands of, 1 034, 1 035 ; re- 
quests a double watch, 1 038 ; to re- 
port on furnishing sleds, 1047; to 
inquire of John Duncan respecting 
arms, 1056; on subcommittee to wait 
on Colonel White, 1077; to dispose 
of balls, 1080; death, 1159; length 
of service, 1 1 60 ; letter from referred 
to, 551 

Wendell, Henry (J.), major, signature 
to oath of secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to 
General Association, 3 ; member of the 
committee, 17; to wait on the Mayor, 
23; to apply for arms, 24; to inspect 
arms in possession of Dirck Ten 
Broeck, 46; report on inspection of 
arms, 48; accounts, 244, 999; ap- 
pointed major, 269; member for Al- 
bany, first ward, 287, 298-300, 
420, 619; to audit accounts for 
reparation of barracks, 307; to find 
place to confine persons hostile to 
American cause, 318; member of 
secret committee, 411; present at 
meetings of secret committee, 411; on 
committee regarding information of 
William Duer, 416; application for 
sheriffship, 452; to deliver records of 
city and county to new committee, 
455; on subcommittee to consider 
letter from Tryon county, 466; to 
transact business respecting Tryon 
county tories, 466; on committee to 
transact certain business, 527; to order 
Mrs Gorden out of city, 564; report 
concerning Marten Van Aelstyn, 700; 
to purchase lumber, 710; to examine 
prisoners, 754; to direct removing pri- 
soners, 756; lists of prisoners deliv- 
ered to, 785 ; to deliver records to 
Leonard Gansevoort, 797; mentioned, 
111. 112, 310, 657, 699 



Wendell, Jacob H., accounts, 993 

Wendell, John A., appointed firemaster» 
617 

Wendell, John H., appointed captain, 
343; company, 346; recommenda- 
tions for lieutenant in his company, 
377; accounts, 696, 991 

Wendell, John J., accounts, 612, 971, 
999 

Wendell, John W., appointed quarter- 
master, 121; accounts, 998 

Wendell, Philip, accounts, 633, 638. 
684, 822, 970-72, 992; to be paid 
for pasture, 830; appeared before 
board, 874 

Wenn, John, payments to, 1 034 

Wenne, Jasber, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2 

Werner, George, member for Schoharie, 
909 

Werth, Dr John, appointed to superin- 
tend election of governor, etc., at 
Schoharie, 772 

Wesley. , information about, 

1118 

Wessels (Wassalsa, Weisselse, Wes- 
sell), Harmanus (Harme), elected 
constable, 1 086 ; warrant to arrest 
John Saunders, 1112; to be appre- 
hended. 1128; takes oath as con- 
stable, 1 1 35 

Wesselse, Wessel, sent for, 1151 

Westerlo, Rev. Hardis, accounts, 992 

Westhouse, Jonathan Hendrick, ac- 
counts, 988 

Westinghousen, Henry, to be removed 
to Connecticut, 503 

Wetbeck (Witbeck), widow Makie, ac- 
counts, 989 

Wetherwax, John, discharged from con- 
finement, 796 

Whalen (Walen, Whealan) , Abel, 
elected ensign, 336; appointed second 
lieutenant, 428 

Wheat, necessity of passing a law pro- 
hibiting storing of, 891 ; resolution on 
law, 892 ; none to be distilled until 
prices regulated, 917; distilled into 
whiskey, resolution on, 1 143 

Wheeler, Edward, signed the Associa- 
tion, 571; dicharged from confine- 
ment, 571 

Wheeler, Edward, member for Kings 
district (erroneously printed Balls- 
ton), 898 



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1277 



Wheeler, Samuel, sent to jail, 603; ac- 
cused of disloyalty, 622 

Wheeler, Truman, letter from referred 
to, 692 

Whiskey, distillation, resolution on, 
1143 

Whit Beek, Harpert, accounts, 984 

White, Alexander, sheriff, dispute with 
Mr Fonda, 167; dispute with inhabi- 
tants of Tryon county, 1 72 ; letter 
from Sir John Johnson to referred to, 
196; threats against Mr Gilliland, 
196; to be taken to Albany, 199; 
to be sent to New York, 200; 
Mayor's court process served on, 203 ; 
order to captain of city watch on, 
203 ; General Schulyer's letter on, 
204; in close confinement, 206; letter 
to Provincial Congress concerning, 
206; letter from committee of Tryon 
county relating to, 220; notice of dis- 
charge to be given, 220, 238; exam- 
inations concerning his conduct, 221 ; 
letter from Provincial Congress on, 
229; Henry Ten Eyck questioned 
concerning, 238; copies of charges 
against to be furnished, 247; dis- 
charged from confinement, 273; de- 
cision on his case, 292 ; brought be- 
fore committee, 643; sent to Kingston, 
836; attempted arrest for misde- 
meanors, 1 022 ; escape, 1 022 ; letter 
from referred to, 442 ; letters to re- 
ferred to, 457, 1036, 1038, 1039; 
mentioned, 203, 219 

White, Anthony W., letter to regarding 
Richard Brown, 408 

White, Anthony W., colonel of N. J. 
regiment, information given by, 1076; 
subcommittee to wait on, 1077; John 
Duncan complains about, 1077 

White, Elizabeth, wife of Alexander 
White, appearance before board, 273 

White, George, captain, signature to 
oath of secrecy, 2 ; subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 3 ; to be supplied 
with camp equipage, 59; payments to, 
60, 118; ordered to stop at Fort 
George, 66; requests money for com- 
panies, 88; suppHes furnished to, 101, 
112, 118; letter to regarding muster 
rolls, 138; appointed captain, 141, 
270—72; member for Rensselaer 
Manor, 347, 420, 619, 731, 778, 
895; accounts, 349, 667, 970. 972, 



975; to draw up rules for government 
of subcommittee, 517; to examine 
and confine disaffected persons, 567; 
offers to purchase cattle, 584; on com- 
mittee to examine prisoners, 754; com- 
missioner for disposal of estates of dis- 
affected persons, 794 ; application to 
raise company of rangers, 825 ; to 
command rangers, 829; letter from 
referred to, 153; letter to referred to, 
88 

White, Jonas, member for Ballston, 288 

White, Stephen, member for Ballston, 
91, 210, 280, 288 

White, William, meetings at house of, 
1009, 1030, 1058, 1067; Indians 
entertained at his house, 1017; pay- 
ments to, 1034, 1081, 1082; mem- 
ber for Schenectady, 1 154; length of 
service, 1 1 60 

Whiteside, Phineas, member for Cam- 
bridge, 27, 288, 421, 624, 783. 
927; gun powder for, 436; paper 
laid before board, 935 

Whiting, William, certificate from, 640 

Whiting, William Bradford, colonel, 
signature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; elected 
colonel, 255; to appraise payment for 
a horse, 475 ; letter to General 
Schuyler referred to, 574; ordered to 
arrest certain persons, 593; resolutions 
to be transmitted to, 594; to discharge 
militia in Kings district, 605 ; to con- 
sider resolution on defaulters, 626; 
motion by, 627; member for Kings 
district, 628; to prepare letter to Gov- 
ernor Trumbull, 630; on committee 
regarding garrison of Ticonderoga, 
677; ammunition for, 725; to assist 
militia in Kinderhook district, 742 ; 
pay roll 774; payments to, 775; to 
inquire into claims of persons in dis- 
trict of Claverack, 796, 891 ; ac- 
counts, 972; letters from referred to, 
745, 750, 831 ; letter to referred to, 
594; mentioned, 831 

Whitney, Joshua, elected first lieutenant, 
501 

Whitten, Archelaus, affidavit concern- 
ing treatment, 259 

Wiesmer (Wiessmer), Peter, relating to 
charges against Peter Van Ness, 147; 
appearance before board, 275; testi- 
mony, 344; mentioned, 346 



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Wilcox, Hazard, not to leave the dis- 
trict, 392 

Wilkie, Aug., fraudulent bill signed by, 
692 

Wilkie, William, fradulent bill signed 
by, 692 

Wilkins, John, differences with Indians, 
195 

Wilkinson, , mentioned, 713 

Wilkinson, James, colonel, apphcation to 
for troops, 728 

Wilkinson, Richard, pass granted to, 
396; mentioned, 383 

Willet, Edward, appointed firemaster, 
617; accounts, 992 

Willet (Willett), Edward S., captain, 
bearer of letter from Provincial Con- 
gress, 135; payments to, 524; ac- 
counts, 967, 986 

Willet, Elbert, accounts, 991 

Williams, Frederick, to be apprehended, 
432; to be removed to Connecticut, 
503; accounts, 988 

Williams, Henry, letter from, 1 68 

Williams, James, complaint against, 
502; accounts, 994. 995 

Williams, John, captain, appointed cap- 
tain, 25 ; member of first ward, Al- 
bany, 430, 777, 895; to consider 
case of Evert Seeger's son, 467; to 
superintend election of deputies, 467; 
on committee regarding powder, 468; 
to report on raising quota of men, 
500; to take action regarding 
McCarty's communication, 503; on 
secret committee, to report proceed- 
ings, 511; on committee regarding 
sale of tea, 518; appointed captain 
of company to reinforce fortresses, 
555; guns for his company, 562; ap- 
pointed deputy chairman of committee, 
779; commissioner to deliver salt, 
848; to inquire concerning tavern- 
keepers and innholders, 958; ac- 
counts, 997; mentioned, 644 

Williams, John, mentioned, 1127 

Williams, Dr John, to be admitted, 446; 
apphcation for powder, 448; order 
from, 954 

Williams, Thomas, letter to, 12; letter 
from referred to, 1 1 

Williams, Thomas, jr, recommended for 
quartermaster, 348 

Williams, William, colonel, application 
for bounty money, 469 



Williamson, Jacobus, subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 4; member for 
Hoosick district, 342 

Williamson, James, bond for John 
Brooks, 563 

Williamson, Samuel, bond for John 
Brooks, 563 

Williamstown committee, letter to be 
sent to, 311 

Willis, John, complaint against, 386; to 
appear before board, 386 

Willis, Reuben, liberated from confine- 
ment, 92 1 

Willson, Andries, to be confined, 782 

Wilsey, Cornelius, member for Schagh- 
ticoke, 895 

Wilson, James, member for Schenectady, 
29, 300, 781, 899, 1009, 1031, 
I 134; payments to, 295; on subcom- 
mittee to attend general meeting at Al- 
bany, 1026, 1027, 1029, 1031. 
1033, 1035, 1103; to inquire of 
John Duncan respecting arms, 1056; 
to admit people to sign the Associa- 
tion, 1071; on subcommittee to wait 
on Colonel White, 1077; return to 
board requested, 1114; elected clerk, 
1134, 1161; to settle a dispute, 
1138; length of service, 1160; men- 
tioned, 1 1 24 

Wilson, John, see Welsh, John 

Wimpey, Elijah (Indian), referred to, 
182 

Winford, John, proposed release, 1137 

Wing, Benjamin, liberated, 890 

Wing, William, apprehended for issuing 
false money, 543; discharged from 
confinement, 543 

Winkworth, John, to appear before 
board, 892; to be liberated, 911; 
liberated, 947; sent for, 1131; 
ordered to leave the district, 1131 

Winn, John, amenable to state laws, 907 

Winne, Anthony, taken prisoner, 1116; 
released, 1 1 20 

Winne, Daniel, soldiers billeted at home, 
930; donation of, 992 

Winne, Daniel P., permitted to take oath 
of allegiance, 789 

Winne, Daniel K., account, 980 

Winne (Winnie, Winna), Daniel (P.), 
signature to oath of secrecy, 2 ; mem- 
ber for Rensselaer Manor, 619, 778, 
895 ; accounts, 989 



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1279 



Winne, Francis, application regarding 
negro slaves, 585 ; to deliver salt to 
Cornelius Cadmus, 606; soldiers bil- 
leted at house, 930; appeared before 
board, 937; donation of, 992 

Winne, Frans K., account, 982 

Winne, Gerret (Garret), member for 
Schaghticoke, 288 

Winne, Jellis (Jillis), to convey Dr 
Mancious to Fort Edward, 582; ac- 
counts, 994, 996, 997 

Winne, John, accounts, 991 

Winne, John, jr, permitted to take oath 
of allegiance, 789 

Winne, Levynus, member for Rensselaer 
Manor, 895 

Winne, Marten, petition of, 804 

Winne, Matthew^, member for Saratoga, 
622 

Winne, Peter (L.), letter from referred 
to, 495 

Winne, William, captain, salt carried 
by, 869; pay roll of company, 871 ; 
provisions for his company, 871; ac- 
counts, 886; donation of, 991 

Winterscale, Thomas, accounts, 980 

Wire, John, member for Cambridge dis- 
trict, 927 

Wire, need of, 830 

Wisner, Henry, letter from, 79 

Witbeeck (Witbeck), Andries, colonel, 
subscriber to General Association, 4 ; 
elected colonel, 252; member for 
Kinderhook, 290, 300, 314; ap- 
pointed Abraham J. Van Vleck 
clerk of his regiment, 401 ; ordered to 
march to Fort Edw^ard, 586; letter 
from referred to, 466; letter to re- 
ferred to, 466 

Witbeeck, Abraham Peter, pardoned, 
766 

Witbeeck (Witbeck, Witbeek), Gerrit 
(Garret), employed in making spades, 
nails, etc., 584; appointed chimney 
viewer, 861 ; accounts, 980, 993 

Witbeeck, John, accounts, 697, 989 

Witbeeck, Thomas, accounts, 242, 976, 
982, 992 

Witbeeck, Thomas L., payments to, 50; 
accounts, 247, 525, 970; to go to 
committee of Sharon and Salisbury, 
259; messenger to Livingston Manor, 
407; mentioned, 173 

Witnesses, protection given to by board, 
374 



Woedtke, Baron Frederic William de, 
claimants to property, 508; action of 
committee, 513; settlement of estate, 
521; account of sale of horses, 527 

Wolcott (Wolcot, Wolket), Giles 
(Jells), recommended for captain, 
1048; mentioned, 1094 

Wood, Ebenezer, member for Benning- 
ton district, 27; mentioned, 227 

Wood, John, member for Sinkaick and 
Hoosick district, 27 

Wood, Joseph, elected adjutant, 255; 
member for Kings district, 288, 300; 
affidavit of, regarding disaffected 
persons, 566 

Wood, Thomas, jr, robbed John Kelly, 
821 

Wood, accounts for purchasing, 646; 
scarcity of, 855, 923, 927, 932; sum 
allowed for transporting, 936 

Woodard, Jonathan, examination of, 
534 

Woodhull, Nathaniel, letters from, 229, 
265, 267, 276; letter to referred to, 
536 

Woodside, John, in close confinement, 
755; arms in possession of, 756 

Woodward, Joseph, to have liberty of 
fort, 842 

Woodworth (Wodworth, Woodsworth), 
Absalom (Absolom), captain, com- 
plaint against, 400; accounts, 523, 
970, 994; price allowed for powder, 
571 ; mentioned, 378 

Woodworth (Woodsworth), Gershom 
(Gersham), lieutenant colonel, sub- 
scriber to General Association, 4; 
member for Cambridge district, 288, 
452; elected lieutenant colonel, 379 

Woodworth, Robert, captain, to com- 
mand rangers, 829 

Wooster (Woesters), David, general, 
letter to, 259-60; letters from, 261- 
62, 375; letter to referred to, 99; 
mentioned, 135, 184, 383 

Wcrmer, Arent, put in confinement, 
945 

Wormer, Isaac, taken prisoner, 1116; 
released from confinement, 1 1 36 

Wormer, John, to appear before com- 
mittee, 644 

Wright, Job, captain, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 2; member for Saratoga, 
778, 896; to appear before board, 
947 



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Wyncoop, John D., order on, for 
blankets, 101; supplies received from, 
1 1 9. 5ee also Wyncoop and Ten 
Eyck 

Wyncoop and Ten Eyck, accounts, 243, 
974, 976 

Wyngart (Wyngaerdt), James, deposi- 
tion against certain persons, 364; to 
appear before board, 364, 368 

Wynkoop (Winecoop, Wyncoop), Cor- 
nelius D., colonel, instructions to, 
82 1 ; appeared before board, 94 1 ; 
request from, 1114; letter from re- 
ferred to, 524 

Wynkoop, Jacobus, commodore, letter 
from referred to, 732 

Wynkoop, Petrus, jr., member for Liv- 
ingston Manor, 288, 421, 909 



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Boston poor in hands of, 1073 
Yates, Abraham, jr, signature to oath 
of secrecy, 1 ; subscriber to General 
Association, 4; member for third 
ward, Albany, 5, 7, 8, 287, 299, 
300, 420, 618, 777; elected chair- 
man, 5, 17, 29, 300, 419; circular 
letter to supervisors, 6; letters from, 
7, 8, 12, 69, 80, 111, 112, 119, 
268, 270, 276, 289; appointed 
deputy to Provincial Convention, New 
York City, 9, 10; advertisement relat- 
ing to subscriptions for the poor at 
Boston, 1 ; circular letter to Commit- 
tees of Correspondence, 1 4 ; circular 
letter to districts, 1 5 ; advertisement 
relating to appointment of Committee 
of Safety, 1 5 ; member of the commit- 
tee, 1 7 ; letter to Committee of Cor- 
respondence at Boston, 1 9 ; letter to 
New York Committee, 2 1 ; advertise- 
ment regarding military companies, 
24; elected deputy to Provincial Con- 
gress, 29, 32, 291, 293, 391, 475, 
1031; succeeded by Samuel Stringer 
as chairman, 32 ; attendance at Pro- 
vincial Congress, 1 48 ; appointed in- 
stead of Volkert P. Douw, 163; to 
settle dispute in Tryon county regard- 
ing sheriff, 167; on committee regard- 
ing Indian affairs, 220; accounts, 
243, 247, 424, 565, 575, 604, 725, 
967, 979, 993; letters to, 291, 



1067; on committee regarding officers 
in King's service, 326; power to 
represent city and county in Congress, 
348; payments to, 358, 603, 760; 
to assist committee of Livingston 
Manor, 412; bond given to, 426; to 
deliver lead to Henry Roseboom, 
499; payments to for ranging com- 
panies, 525; guns in custody of, 549; 
to deliver money to treasurer of com- 
mittee, 604 ; to prepare letter on depre- 
ciation of Continental currency, 654; 
payments by, 760; nominated for 
senator, 787; to prohibit storing of 
wheat, flour, etc., 891 ; letter to 
Colonel Beeckman laid before board, 
931 ; letters from referred to, 493, 
504, 521, 585, 588, 732, 794, 
803, 811, 827, 904; letters to re- 
ferred to, 773. 801, 831, 846, 858, 
938; mentioned, 266, 310, 327, 
669, 879, 892 

Yates, Abraham J., lieutenant, ap- 
pointed ensign, 25 ; to repair well, 
617; member for first ward, Albany, 
777, 895; to procure pots and kettles 
for use of army, 809; to execute reso- 
lution of Council of Safety, 827; to 
rent house of James Mather, 835 ; 
to apprehend John MaComb, 837; to 
procure salt, 880; to inquire concern- 
ing tavernkeepers and innholders, 958; 
accounts, 998 

Yates (Yeates), Adam, accounts, 980, 
992 

Yates, Austin A., judge, cited, 1006 

Yates, Christopher, lieutenant colonel, 
member for Schenectady, 29, 443, 
1009, 1031, 1069; signs letter from 
Schenectady committee, 34 ; letters 
delivered to, 67; return by, 114; ap- 
pointed major, 141; to be given 
money for Captain Van Dyck, 147; 
to open letters, 154; powder for, 
155; letter from, 165; accounts, 
243; to examine charges against Sir 
John Johnson, 372; statement by, 
378; elected deputy to Provincial 
Congress, 391, 475; appointed chair- 
man, 1009, 1161; on subcommittee 
to answer speech of Mohawks, 1012; 
on subcommittee to attend general 
meeting at Albany, 1019, 1049; re- 
signs seat on board, 1025; to account 
for money in his hands, 1034; ap- 



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1281 



pointed deputy clerk, 1035, 1161; 
appointed lieutenant-colonel, 1037; to 
collect donations for paying for sleds, 
1 049 ; application for commission for, 
1055; letter to, 1073; money for 
Boston poor in hands of, 1080, 1081 ; 
elected town clerk, 1 086 ; length of 
service, 1 1 60 ; letters from referred to, 
1020, 1022, 1110; letters to referred 
to, 67, 1023; mentioned, 1059 

Yates, Christopher A., payments to, 
269; petition presented by, 282; ac- 
counts, 971 

Yates, Christopher P., captain, letters 
from, 1 49, 1 50, 1 65 ; proposed as 
guard at Fort Stanwix, 201 ; to pro- 
ceed immediately to the northward, 
202 ; member for Tryon county, 311; 
letters from referred to, 151, 719 

Yates, John G., petition presented by, 
282 ; accounts, 993 

Yates, John J., accounts, 998 

Yates, Joseph, accounts, 992 

Yates, Nicholas, commission as ensign, 
1032 

Yates, Peter, lieutenant colonel, warrants 
and instructions for, 121; promoted 
to rank of field officer, 1 40 ; appointed 
heutenant-colonel, 141, 270, 271; 
member for Schaghticoke, 895 ; em- 
powered to consider support of certain 
families, 933; mentioned, 270 

Yates, Peter W., member for first ward, 
Albany, 40; to examine letters from 
Canada mail, 40; report on examina- 
tion of letters, 42 ; to draw up letter to 
Continental and Provincial congresses, 
43; to draw up letters to Claverack 
and Kings districts, 45 ; letter to Kings 
and Claverack districts, 46; to draw 
up letter to Governor Trumbull, 49; 
text of letter, 49 ; on committee regard- 
ing enlistments in Provincial service, 
5 I ; draft of instrument relating to en- 
listment, 54; to draw up letter to In- 
dians, 58; letter to Colonel Guy 
Johnson, 58; to draw up letter to 
Provincial Congress, 59, 60; letter to 
Provincial Congress, 62 ; payment by, 
64; payments to, 65, 285; to wait 
on Provincial Congress at New York, 
70; letters from, 90, 157; to meet 
Indians at German Flatts, 106; to 
take affidavits regarding Mr Van 
Ness, 114; on committee to answer 



request from Cambridge, 114; to hear 
charges against Peter Van Ness, 1 46 ; 
affidavit on revealing transactions of 
board to Indians, 152; confesses 
authorship of anonymous paper, 156; 
resignation as member of board, 158; 
expelled from the committee, 159; to 
make a public concession, 1 60 ; mem- 
ber to be chosen in place of, 1 64 ; 
again elected, 1 70 ; declined service, 
1 70 ; to deliver records of city and 
county to new committee, 455; letters 
signed by, laid before board, 747, 
748; oath of allegiance offered to, 
758-61; donation of, 997; letter 
from referred to, 1 70 
Yates, Robert, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; subscriber to General As- 
sociation, 4; member of the commit- 
tee, 1 7 ; elected deputy to Provincial 
Congress, 29, 291, 293, 391, 475, 
1031; letters from, 69, 80, 167. 
179-81; 183, 185, 192, 195, 207; 
to superintend printing of bills, 98; 
motion regarding Mr Van Ness, 114; 
to answer request from Cambridge, 
114; to make copy of proceedings of 
congress of Oneida Indians at German 
Flats, 124; to prepare address to 
General Schuyler, 127; text of ad- 
dress, 127-28; to prepare letter to 
Provincial Congress, 142; letter to 
Provincial Congress mentioned, 143; 
attendance at Provincial Congress, 
148; payments to, by Provincial Con- 
gress, 198; to audit accounts, 256; 
to consider question of a handbill, 
258; on committee on treaty with In- 
dians, 259; on committee relative to 
proceedings at law, 275; member for 
second ward, Albany, 280, 287, 
299, 300, 420, 619; answer to peti- 
tion regarding merchants, 283; letter 
to, 291 ; to draw up answer to Gen- 
eral Schuyler's letters, 293; on com- 
mittee relative to election in Kinder- 
hook, 295 ; to confer with General 
Schuyler regarding Mr McKay, 296; 
to consider paper containing reflections 
on board, 306; to revise regulation 
of the Burghers' night watch, 307, 
387; to examine witnesses, 320; to 
draw up instructions to representatives 
in General Assembly, 32 1 ; to report 
on Mr Hilton's conduct, 32 1 ; to re- 



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port on certain anonymous paper, 
325 ; on committee regarding officers 
in King's service, 326; on committee 
regarding bills of credit, 326; to in- 
quire about troops for Canada, 329; 
report on bills of credit, 332; to re- 
port on petition from Cambridge com- 
mittee, 339; to report on officers for 
Colonel Van Schaick's regiment, 340; 
report on case of John Salsbury, 348; 
power to represent city and county in 
Congress, 348; on committee regard- 
ing appointment of Gerardus Cluet as 
captain, 360; to report on enemy 
activities, 366; to answer letter of 
Johannis Evertsen, 379; to draw up 
regulations for choosing committees, 
380; regulations drawn up by, 381 ; 
to confer with General Schuyler, 4 1 0, 
411; to assist committee of Livingston 
Manor, 412; on committee regarding 
information of William Duer, 414; 
motion by, 453; to deliver records of 
city and county to new committee, 
455 ; on subcommittee to consider 
letter from Tryon county, 466; to 
transact business respecting Tryon 
county tories, 466; to draw up in- 
structions for deputies, 477; to exam- 
ine certain persons, 511; to report 
on people of Kinderhook, 682 ; ac- 
counts, 684, 735, 891, 967; to re- 
port on fines collected from militia, 
687; to enquire into claims of persons 
in district of Claverack, 795, 891 ; 
letters from referred to, 181, 493, 
498, 501, 504, 528, 682, 709, 
720; mentioned, 276, 310, 416, 506 

Yates, Robert, member for Claverack, 
778 

Yeast, complaint of selling for specie, 
1149 

Young (Yong), Benjamin, member for 
Schenectady, 483; appointed ensign, 
1045; complaint by, 1057; to assist 
Van Vost, 1110; length of service, 
1 1 60 

Young, Calven, complaint against, 1132; 
to pay Van Eps, 1132; execution 
levied upon his goods, 1 1 34 

Young, Guy, recommended for ensign, 
56; warrants and instructions for, 
120; appointed second lieutenant, 
272; accounts, 975 

Young, James, apprehended, 938 



Young, Dr Joseph, subscriber to Gen- 
eral Association, 3 ; member for first 
ward. Albany, 1 70, 280, 287, 298- 
300, 420; to prepare letter to Pro- 
vincial Congress, 187; letter to Pro- 
vincial Congress, 188; to examine 
case of small-pox, 219; to consider 
question of a handbill, 258; on com- 
mittee on treaty with Indians, 259; 
answer to petition regarding merchants, 
283; to draw up answer to General 
Schuyler's letters, 293 ; on committee 
relative to election in Kinderhook, 
295 ; to consider paper containing re- 
flections on board, 306; to revise 
regulation of the Burghers' night 
watch, 307; to issue orders for pro- 
visions, 314; to report on certain de- 
linquents, 316; to open certain letters, 
317; to draw up instructions to repre- 
sentatives in General Assembly, 321; 
to report on Mr Hilton's conduct, 
32 1 ; to report on certain anonymous 
paper, 325 ; on committee regarding 
bills of credit, 326; to examine wit- 
nesses, 331 ; report on case of John 
Salsbury, 348; to report on enemy 
activities, 366, 369; to answer letter 
of Johannis Evertsen, 379; resolutions 
concerning desertion of soldiers, 381 ; 
to superintend election for deputies, 
382 ; to recommend cultivation of 
hemp, flax and wool, 396; to recom- 
mend making sturgeon oil, 397; mem- 
ber of secret committee, 408; present 
at meeting of secret committee, 411; 
to assist committee of Livingston 
Manor, 412; to draw up instructions 
for deputies, 477; to examine evi- 
dence against certain persons, 484 ; to 
report proceedings of secret committee, 
5 1 1 ; to examine certain persons, 511; 
to report on sale of tea, 515; to draw 
up rules for government of subcom- 
mittee, 517; to revise letter respecting 
Abraham C. Cuyler, 522; on com- 
mittee regarding wages of certain men, 
524; to borrow money for treasury, 
536; on committee regarding measures 
proposed by Mr Van Rensselaer, 
558; to examine William McDermod, 
561; to examine accounts, 569; to 
wait on members of Presbyterian 
church, 573; to issue orders and 
furnish militia with arms, 578; to con- 



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sider General Howe's proclamation, 
598; to correspond with Convention 
of the State of New York, 599; ac- 
counts, 988, 998; mentioned, 174, 
400 

Young, Peter, discharged from confine- 
ment, 790 

Young, Seth, testimony, 1 1 32 ; wife's 
testimony, 1 1 32 

Younglove, John, signature to oath of 
secrecy, 2; member for Cambridge, 
27, 421, 624, 783, 927; returns 
made by, 83, 112; furnished with 
copy of General Association, 83; 
complaint about Peter Miller, 413; 
appointed adjutant, 414; to report on 
distribution of powder, 448; motion 
by, 450; to examine evidence against 
certain persons, 484; on secret com- 
mittee, 501 ; to examine Simeon Covil, 
530; instructions for, 724; accounts, 
730, 1001; appeared before board, 
743, 901 ; to inquire regarding 



prisoners, 752; commissioner for dis- 
posal of estates of disaffected persons, 
793 ; to examine lists of prisoners, 
844; letters from referred to, 586, 
637. 713. 718. 765. 774. 887 
Younglove, Joseph, member for Cam- 
bridge, 27, 624 
Younglove, Dr Moses, affidavit of, 892 
Younglove and Ten Broek, accounts, 
971 

ZABRISKE, John Jacob, appeared 
before board, 656 
Zielen, Peter W., member for Schoharie 

and Duanesborough, 8, 28; elected 

lieutenant colonel, 261 ; member for 

Schoharie, 280. 288 
Zimmer. Jacob, member for Schoharie 

and Duanesborough, 28; member for 

Schoharie, 909 
Zimmer, William, member for Schoharie, 

778; horse taken by soldiers, 832. 
Zobell, William, donation of, 998 



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