[Document, 1769 September 08]

 

Title
[Document, 1769 September 08]
Abstract
The deponent, 73 years old, resident in Warwick, disinterested in the controversy, was formerly Constable for the precinct of Goshen, and had served south and southwest of Clinton's old line for eleven or twelve miles. In 1754 he lived about three miles northeast of Colonel DeKey's house under the government of New York. The deponent does not know how far south of the line DeKey lived. In 1754, eig ht persons, among whom was John Wilson, a New Jersey constable and Richard Gardner, came armed to Colonel DeKey's house to take possession of the land, which DeKey said that if this had ever been recorded, it was done clandestinely, and that he would not give up possession until the line was settled legally. Signed, Joseph Clarke. In Jay's hand.
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
September 08, 1769
Physical Description
2 pages
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/a1b1-4091