[Document, 1769 September 06]

 

Title
[Document, 1769 September 06]
Library Location
Format
correspondence
Digital Project
Papers of John Jay
Date
September 06, 1769
Language
English
Physical Description
3 pages
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary
The deponent said that, 18 or 19 years before, when he moved to his present residence in the upper part of the drowned lands, it was supposed to be in the Goshen Precinct under the government of New York. In 1753, he and other persons mentioned in Exhibit 52, were threatened with the loss of their land unless they took leases from the proprietors of New Jersey. Before having been forced by Richard Gardner, surveyor for the proprietors of New Jersey, to take new leases, the deponent and other persons mentioned in Exhibit 52 did military duty in the precinct of Minisink. This precinct, formerly extended to the lower end of Minisink Island. From 1753 or 1754 on, the people of this precinct as far northwards as the northernmost claim of New Jersey refused to do duty to New York. Signed Samuel Seely. In Jay's hand.
Identifier
columbia.jay.11141