[Document, 1769 September 07]

 

Title
[Document, 1769 September 07]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
September 07, 1769
Language
English
Physical Description
6 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The deponent, is not interested in the outcome of the controversy. He said that his former neighbors who had settled in the drowned lands under titles from New York had been forced by Richard Gardner in 1753 or 1754 to take leases from New Jersey. If they did not do so, they were threatened by loss of their land. All the persons named in exhibit 52 were settled under New York titles, and did duty to New York before 1753 or 1754. Richard Gardner, who was settled at Rutgers Kill under New Jersey in 1752, told the deponent that the proprietors of New Jersey had offered him 170 acres of land or 170 pounds to be their agent, and that he had chosen the land. The people of Minisink had formerly done military duty in Orange County, most recently under Colonel Dekey. Signed Jonathan Knaps. In Jay's hand.
Identifier
columbia.jay.11144