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Friday, 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 14th, at the Mansion House, 1 o'clock Sunday evening rode to Claverack, 8 P. M. lodged at Hogeboom's Set off at 3 o'clock Monday morning, the 11th June, and returned to the Hogeboom's Mansion to Breakfast, rode to the Hermitage 4 miles to Col. Peter Livingston and Dined there; met Mr. & Mrs. Patterson & daughter, Mrs. Montgomery, Miss Kitty Livingston & Mr. Jones, son of Lord Ranelagh ; returned at even'g to the Hogeboom Mansion IIouse.
Tuesday, 17 June, Set off w'h Col. Henry Livington & Mr. Patterson ; rode to Rhinebeck and lodged at Mr. Tilletson's.
Wednesday, 18 June, rose early and rode to Poughkeepise.
Saturday 21, with Phillip Schuyler, to Rhinebeck to Mr. Land's & lodged.
Sunday, 220 June. This morning parted the Bones of my right Ancle by a fall from a fence; pushed directly for Doctr. Thomas at Poughkeepsie.
Monday 23d, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, at Poughkeepise attending the Debates of Convertion.
Poughkeepsie, Saturday evening, June 28th, 1788, at 1 o'clock P. M., embarked on Board Capt. Smith, and at 10 o'cloe k Sunday Even'g arriv'd at the Wharf in New York,
New York, Monday, 26th Jan’y, 1789. At half-past 5 P. M. set off for Claverack, in company with Killian K. Van Rempelaer and Ezekel Gilbert ; rode to Tarrytown and put up at 12 at night.
Tuesday 27th, to Croton to Breakfast with Vanwyck ; Fishkill to dine, and lodged at Poole’s of Poughkeepise.
Wednesday 28th, arrived at Claverack at 6 o'clock P. M.
Thursday 29th, Friday 30th, Saturday 31st & Sunday, the 1st of February, continued at Claverack.
Monday, 28 Feb’y, 1789, Set off with Major North & Mr. Goodrich ; rode to Great Barrington, and passed the Even’g with L. Morris & Mr. Blake, they being bound to Vermont.
Tuesday, 3d February, 1789, Set off at half-past 7 o'clock, Breakfasted at Hecock's at Sheffield, and Dine at Gilbert's of New Hartford ; arrived at Hartford half-past 9 in the evening. Left the gentlemen, & went over to Wethersfield. From Claverack to Barrington, 24 miles ; from Barrington to Hartford, 60—Total 84 miles.
Friday 6th, Rode to Middletown in a Sleigh, with Mrs. John Chester, Mrs. Webb & Miss Belinda Smith; returned in the Evening.
Saturday 7th, Dined with Jerre Wadsworth at Hartford, spent Sunday at Wethersfield.
Monday, 9th February, 1789, Set off for New York in the Stage and lodged at N. Haven.
Tuesday 10th, rode to Mrs. Haviland's of Rye, and arrired in New York on Wednesday, the 11th Feb’y, 4 o'clock P. M.
Tuesday, 11th October, 1791, at half-past 4 o'clock P. M. embarked on board a Providence Sloop commanded by Capt. Allen for New York, a brisk breeze at South. Beat down to Chancellor Livingston 20 miles; the tide heading, we came to at XI o'clock.
Wednesday, 12th October, weighed Anchor at half-past 10 o'clock; went ashore & Dined w'h the Gen'l ; embarked again & at 3 o'clock took a Northerly Breeze, & got under way. The wind increased from the N. W. we continued our course, and arrived in New York at 10 o'clock, on Thursday, the 13th Octr.—found Mr. Barrell had arrived from Boston the evening before.
Thursday 13th, Dined w'h Dan'l McCormick.
Mr. Jas. Atkinson.
Mr. Bogarts. Last night Snow fell about an inch deep & continues Snowing this morn'g.
Wednesday 19th, Dined at Oyster House-12 hours.
Col. Wm. Livingston's.
Doct'r Richd. Bailey.
Doct. R. Bailey.
Thursday, 27th October, 1791, at 6 o'clock in the evening, embarked on Board the Sloop Neptune, Capt. Johny Hathaway, with my Brother John & a number of other gentlemen bound for IIudson ; beat up abt. 12 miles and came to.
Friday 28th, weighed Anchor at Day light ; Brisk breeze from the N. W. arrived at Hudson abt. 3 o'clock, Sunday morning, 30th October.
Jos. Webb's Letter.
NEW HAVEN, February 12th, 1778.
Thursday Evening, 11 o'clock. MY DEAR BROTHER :-I am extremely sorry that could I not have spent a few hours with you before your leaving this land of frecdom for a prison. I assure you I did as much as was in my power to get you exchanged, but all to no purpose. They say you gave 'em hopes of Col. Campbell, and they can take no other. They speak much of your gentlemanlike conduct towards their prisoners, and say that every consistent indulgence shall be given you on your arrival at Valentine's. Should you meet Major André acknowlcdge from me his politeness to Major Huntington, and I think you will find him much the gentleman.
General Jones who commands at the Bridge, has been always extremely complaisant and civil. On your arrival at New York I wish you to go direct to R. W. Sherbrook; it must be the first house you go to. You'll find him and his lady quite alone. I had engaged you lodgings at Miss Coventry's, with Christopher Miller, who you'll find clever; and I wish you to wait on him, but Mr. Sherbrook insists on your taking lodgings at his house, and I know not but it will be best for many reasons, for however he says he differs in sentiment he will not say anything on public matters to you. You shall live more retired with him than any other person, and then he will be your particular friend.
Col. Sheriff, who was exceedingly friendly and clever, told me that should you stay a few days after my arrival he would take care there should be no objection arise or exception be taken, which makes me unhappy that I did not see you before you went into York. I wanted a long chit-chat of some hours before I
parted with you.
one-half wants to by letter ; besides, I have just come off of a most tedious jaunt at a late hour.
Col, DeLancy is returned with me—so is Col. Ely. Bulkley, & Munford are on Parole, and are unhappy as myself at not seeing you. General Robertson, his two aids Wynens & Murray was vastly polito to me and deserves my particular thanks. I can hardly paint to you the attention I received from General Robertson and Governor Trumbull, on Putnam's as well as my own account; those civilities go beyond what anyone but a feeling good Heart can judge of. In short I should not do justice to our most worthy friend Sherbrooke if I suffered a line to pass without acknowledging his family's friendly notice & regard to me; added to the rest let me recommend to your attention a most valuable couple—Mr. Jno. Atkinson and his lady, on whom I have given an order to pay you if you want twenty guineas.
I believe General Robertson will let you come out on Parole which I prefer ; but should he not, I think you will be much happier in Long Island than York, as Mr. Sherbrooke can tell his chit-chat and mince about this and some other affairs. I wish you to write me as often as possible. Send me by Ballentine a Ilamper of Porter, & 6 Gross Good Corks-tell Col. Meigs I have got him a p'r of white epaulets. Ensign Mumford begs you to remember your officer's commissions which are of consequence to them.
Should you have any other commands from his Father, he wishes it may be sent back by some careful Body to the care of Mr. Bears.
I intended to have wrote you a number of Letters to our particular friends, but really tho' I am too fatigued, sleepy & unwell, so that you must excuse it-take the will for the deed, & depend I shall constantly think of you while you are in your captivity. General Lee is in some expectation of coming out soon. He's allowed the liberty of the town, and when it is proper he'll be very happy to see you. We are just at this late hour agreeing to sit down to supper, being hungry enough I can give you my word. One and all, desire my mentioning compliments, &c., &c. Delancy says he'll soon be with you. I have got the bearer to come to you, not knowing, but that you may want something more than I at present know of. Let me know, & if within my grasp you'll have it. I am as
anxious for you as you can wish, tho' I know no one will be treated with more politeness than yourself, who they think differs so widely from them. Let me caution you to refuse forever chatting on politicks. It can be of no service to yourself or country. Mr. Chew and George Brindley, took much pains to please all & will be your friend. The latter is quite an agreeable person. I think, however, your greatest happiness will be (provided you are obliged to stay) in your chamber with your books.
Jos. Webb's Letter.
14th Jan’Y, 1779. MY DEAR BROTHER:-I rec'd your's p'r Mrs. Coffin, & observe the contents about the Hay. At that time I expected a Cartel would have been settled. After I found the prospect was over, I sent to the Governor who sent me permission to forward to you one ton of hay, and Barrel of flour, & some little necessaries to make you more comfortable.
I am afraid Mr. Loring thinks odd of Col. Ely Capt. Buckley and Ensign Mumford for not returning sooner, but you'll please to acquaint him that they never heard of it until the 12th instant which gives them much uneasiness for fear of censure. They are now preparing to go. Poor Buckley has met with a sad misfortune—a Hhd. of salt fell on one of his feet, which has laid him up for a long while, but is so far recovered as to determine to join immediately. I believe they'll endeavour to carry in about a bill of flour a man perhaps some cider, wine, spirits, &c. I wish you'd speak to the Commissary for his permission. Col. IIeart says it will be seized as being contraband & against the rules of Flags. I can't think a single objection will arise on the subject when they know it's going to the prisoners' rclief without the least fraud. I told them the British would notbe guilty of it and they might carry those little necessaries without the least damage or danger to either side, for I well know I was suffered to bring out Porter, wine, cheese, &c., &c., to their officers while prisoners; but however, I wish Mr. Loring to send a line out to Col. Eno by the first oppr. with his permission for those newspapers, subject to his inspection or any officer that he thinks proper after the things arrive at New York.