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Examination of Jacob Halsted, of Orange County


Friday Morning, August 9, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: General Woodhull, President.

NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Dimscombe, Captain Rutgers, Major Abed, Mr˙ Roosevelt, Mr˙ Brasher, Mr˙ Beckman, General Scott.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ A˙ Yates, Mr˙ Blecker, Colonel Livingston, Mr˙ Adgate.

SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Hobart.

ULSTER. — Mr˙ Contine, Colonel De Witt.

CUMBERLAND. — Colonel Marsh, Mr˙ Stephens.

DUTCHESS. — Major Schenck, Mr˙ Sackett, Mr˙ London, Mr˙ R˙ R˙ Livingston.

ORANGE. — Dr˙ Outwater, Mr˙ Wisner.

WESTCHESTER. — General Morris, Colonel Drake, Mr˙ Morris, Colonel Graham, Mr˙ Haviland.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Duer.

TRYON. — Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Newkirk.

QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ Smith, Major Lawrence.

The Examination of Jacob Halsted of Orange County, Farmer, taken before A˙ H˙ Hay, Esq˙, the 7th August,


1776, wherein he gives a particular account of the burning of his house near the Donderberg, by some of the crew belonging to the ships-of-war now in Hudson' s River.

Ordered, To be filed, and lie on the table.

The Petition of James Cargill, Saltpetre maker, praying to be exempted from military duty. Referred to the Committee appointed to consider and report what Manufacturers ought to be exempted from military duty.

The Report of the Committee appointed to take into consideration and report on the Letters from Cornelius C˙ Roosevelt and Captain Hamilton, was read.

Whereupon the Convention came to the following Resolutions:

Resolved, unanimously, That the Company of Artillery formerly raised by Captain Hamilton, under the authority of this State, be, according to a resolution of the late Convention, of the 17th day of June last, considered as a part of the number ordered to be raised by the Continental Congress from the Militia of this State, and therefore that the said Company be, and hereby is, incorporated into General Scott' s Brigade.

Resolved, unanimously, That Cornelius C˙ Roosevelt be allowed a reasonable compensation for the Beef and Pork which he has furnished to Captain Hamilton' s Company of Artillery since the 27th day of June last, beyond the, contract by him made with this Convention, and that such compensation be adjusted by the Auditor-General of this State, and that the said Cornelius C˙ Roosevelt do no longer supply the said Company with Provisions.

Ordered, That General Scott, Captain Hamilton, and Cornelius C˙ Roosevelt, be, each of them, furnished with a copy thereof.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Ogden, the Keeper of the Jail of Westchester County, furnish Rimer Van Housen and Henry Dawkins, now in his custody, with Provisions for their subsistence, and that he be allowed 14 per day for each of them till further order.

Sundry Resolutions, relative to persons who have or may hereafter join or assist the Army or Navy of Great Britain, were moved by Mr˙ Duer, and read.

Ordered, That the same be taken into consideration to-morrow morning.