Examination of Enoch Crosby, read, Walter Dubois and others, in Ulster County

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Connor' s Tavern, December 17, 1776.

Present: Mr˙ Duer, Chairman, Colonel De Witt, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Colonel Cortlandt.

The Examination of Enoch Crosby was read, and is in the words following, viz:

Resolved, That Walter Dubois, Alexander Milliner, William Brown, and James Harden, near Shawgenet, in Ulster County, be forthwith apprehended and brought before this Committee.

Resolved, That Captain Clark be requested to execute this Resolution, and that the Chairman be requested to desire his attendance on this Committee.

Resolved, That Uriah Townsend, Adonai Manuel, Jacob Seedsman, and James Cohuan, be discharged on their taking the Oath of Allegiance.

The above-mentioned persons attending, the Chairman, by order of the Committee, gave them permission of either joining the enemy or of taking the Oath of Allegiance. They all declared their determination to fight for their country, and voluntarily took the Oath of Allegiance.

A Letter from the Committee of Tryon County, signed Isaac Paris, Chairman, dated November 28th, 1776, was taken up and considered, and is in the words following:

Resolved, That Mr˙ Harper, one of the Members for Tryon County, be requested to attend this Committee.

Mr˙ Harper attending, informed the Committee that he was present when the above persons were examined before the Committee of Tryon County; that Hough and Ramsay were particularly dangerous and desperate fellows; and that the whole of them are so notoriously disaffected, that they ought, in his opinion, to be prevented from going at large.

Resolved, That Francis Prince, George Ramsey, William C˙ Bownig, John Gibson, Melon Knight, and Henry Hoff, be forthwith conveyed to Poughkeepsie, there to be confined in Jail till further orders from this Committee or future Legislature of this State.

Resolved, That William Gilroberts, who has been sent to this place by the Committee of West-Chester, and who stands charged with Horse stealing, be forthwith sent to Poughkeepsie, there to be confined in Jail till further orders from this Committee, the Convention, or future Legislature of this State, unless sooner discharged by due course of law.

The Chairman laid before the Committee a charge against a Charles Haight, who had been sent to this place by the Committee of Bedford, in West-Chester County; which being read, is in the words following: