It was originally intended that Livingston as Deputy Commissary General
should be in charge of the Northern Department. Abraham Livingston was appointed to
supply the army of New York with provisions. Later Congress appointed a...
Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797, Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1721-1814, New York Delegates in Congress
1779 March 13
The depredations of the Indians necessitate arming men to defend the
state's frontiers. A thousand men have been drafted from the militia and are being sent
against the Niagara and Senecas. Please bring this to attention of Con...
Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797, Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1721-1814, Delegates of New York
1779 October 01
The lack of their flax lands in Long Island and Westchester make it nearly
impossible for them to respond to Congress' requisition for clothing for troops. At the
same time the presence of refugees in the up river counties has ...
Van Staphorst, Jacob, Van Staphorst, Nicholaas, Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792, Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797
1785 November 24
Acknowledge receipt of a letter dated Board of Treasury of the United
States, New York, 23 September 1785, directing them to deliver undistributed bonds and
pay balance due on United States bonds to Messrs. Wilhem & Jan Willink...
They have spent sum allotted for contingent expenses, per the attached
account. Asks that Treasury advance some funds for this purpose, as the likelihood of a
prompt Congressional appropriation is small.
The Van Staphorts must make a proper representation to the Board of the
Treasury to receive a proper answer. The Board sent Van Staphorst a letter of 9 Dec. in
which they stated that they would continue to order all payments of...
Sorry that the account of expenditures for prisoners during the war is so
defective. Hopes their measures for making it complete will prove effectual.
(Enclosures: James Reed to President of Congress, 7 March 1785, John Paul Jo...
Sends copies of two letters from the Committee for Foreign Affairs to Mr.
Arnold Henry Dohrman of 11 July 1780 and 12 March 1781 together with one from him to the
President of Congress of 10 March 1783.