[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
4 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The deponent, 39 years old, living in Ulster County near Newburg, is not interested in the outcome of the controversy. He said that in the summer of 1754, at a public meeting at the house of Petrus Decker, a paper was read offering a reward of 30 pounds to whoever would apprehend Colonel Thomas Decay to bring him under the government of New Jersey. Richard Gardener offered the deponent, and probably some others, four shillings a day to help capture Decay. Early the next morning, the deponent went to the house of Colonel Decay to warn him of the intention to apprehend him. Signed, Cornelius Wood. In Jay's hand.
Identifier
columbia.jay.11143