[Document, 1769 September 08]

 

Title
[Document, 1769 September 08]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
September 08, 1769
Language
English
Physical Description
2 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
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, eight 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.
Identifier
columbia.jay.11150