[Document, 1769 September 05]

 

Title
[Document, 1769 September 05]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
September 05, 1769
Language
English
Physical Description
5 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The deponent, 39 years old, owning no land, disinterested in the outcome of the controversy, has known the township of Wantage for 16 or 17 years. The persons of this township named in Exhibit C 47 all live northward of the Clinton-Dennis line, and pay taxes to New Jersey. The deponent has heard of another line, running on the west side of the drowned lands across the Shawengunk Mountains to Minisink, and from thence to Station Rock, which has been regarded by inhabitants on either side of it as the boundary between New York and New Jersey. The inhabitants of land on both sides of the Mackhackamack River from the place where Jacobus Swartwout lives to the southwest have paid taxes to New Jersey. The rates in their taverns and their tavern rails conform to the custom of New Jersey. Signed, John Doty, In Jay's hand.
Identifier
columbia.jay.11131