[Document, 1769 September 01]

 

Title
[Document, 1769 September 01]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
September 01, 1769
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The deponent, 60 years old, he was born at Tappan and resident there for the greater part of his live. He is not interested in the outcome of the controversy. The deponent's father, Guisbert Bogart, who has been dead for 24 or 25 years, was assessor for Ramapo and Tappan under the government of New York. As a boy, the deponent learned from his father and others that there was a station between New York and New Jersey on the Hudson at Yonkers lower mills. The deponent also said that Lucas Kierstead, who lived at Ramapo, first paid taxes freely to New York, but later to New Jersey. Kierstead said he would get a charter from New Jersey, because New Jersey taxes were lower than New York's. Signed with Lawrence Bogart's mark.
Identifier
columbia.jay.11120