New Windsor, New York
Precinct Records, 1792-1828

Volume Two, Part I

Page 1

A.D. 1792

At an annual meeting of the freeholders and other inhabitants of the Town of New Windsor in the County of Ulster and State of New York at the house of Daniel Clement being the usual place of Town Meeting on the first Tuesday in April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two. The following persons were chosen town officers: viz;

Robert Burnet - Clerk
Matthew Dubois - Supervisor
Leonard D Nicoll - Assessor
John Denniston - Assessor
Abraham Neely - Assessor
Jonas Williams - Collector
John Morrison - Collector
David Clark - Constable
John Morrison - Constable

John Gallispie }
Francis Crawford } Comm'r of Highways
David Dill }

Jonas Williams } Overseers of the Poor
John Morrison }

Isaac Schultz - Highway Master for New Windsor
James Thorn - Ditto for Murderers Creek

Page 2

Continued

Francis Mains } Path Masters for Silver Stream District
James Moor }

Francis Crawford } Ditto for Little Britain District
John Morrison }

William Watson } Ditto for Hunting Grove District
John Kerr }

Samuel Jennings } Ditto for Goshen District

Samuel Brewster} Ditto for the road leading from Little Britain Road to John Ellison's

Thomas Fulton } Ditto for the road leading from Samuel Wood's to Bethlehem and the
road leading past John Denniston's

James Kernaghan } Ditto for road leading by his own house to Bethlehem Meeting House

David Cook } Ditto for the road leading from Little Britain Meeting House to the
Goshen Road

James Humphry }Ditto for the road leading from John McClaughrys to the Wallkill Road

Alexander Falls } Ditto for the road leading past Gen.Clinton's to the county line

William Beatty } Ditto for the road leading from Charles Clinton's to the Goshen Road

John Sly } Ditto for the road leading past Robert Boyd's to Widow Finley and the
road leading past Henry McNeely's

Resolved - That Colvill Stewart & Mr Gibson work their time on the road leading from William W Sacket's to the county line.

Page 3

Continued

John Ellison
Francis Crawford
Asa Byram
James Burnet
Francis Mains
Archibald Beatty
Stephen King

Fence Viewers

David Clark - Pound Master for New Windsor
John Kerr - Ditto for Little Britain

Samuel Boyd
Alexander Denniston
James Kernaghan
Robert R Burnet
Abraham Neely

Comm'r for Bie (By) Laws

Ordered that the Bie Laws be reported on the day of Election next.

 

£

s

p

Rebeckah Turner struck off to Francis Lusk

10

0

0

John Johnston Ditto John M Muller for

28

14

0

Thomas Nicholson Ditto Captain Sears for

6

19

6

1st

Voted That Thomas Burnet be paid the sum of

10

0

0

2ndly

That Jane Campbell Ditto

7

0

0

3rdly

That Samuel Satterly for maintaining Peter Stag
during his sickness be paid the sum of

9

5

0

4thly

That William W Sackett for an account exhibited
against the said Peter Stag be paid the sum of

2

6

7

5thly

That Nathan Smith Esq. for cost accrued on a suit
between James M Mullen & Peter Taubman be paid

2

0

0

 

Total

76

5

1

6thly

That the Commissioners appointed by law to settle the poor accounts - call on
Doctor Higby to exhibit his account against the Town of New Windsor and
Audit the same.

Page 4

Continued

7thly

Voted That the sum of ten pounds be raised by tax for the present year & to be
deposited in the hands of the Poor Masters .

8thly

That a new Town Book be purchased for the use of this Town.

Adjourned till the first Tuesday in April 1793.

Special Meeting May 18th 1792

At a special meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of New Windsor held at the house of Sarah Hamilton, the usual place of Town Meetings for the purpose of liquidating the accounts of Doctor Moses Higby against said Town.

Resolved unanimously that the said account of Doctor Higby be raised and included in the Town Tax for the present year.

Doctor Higby's account against this town

for Rebechah Turner

50

13 6

for Peter Stag

11

12 0

 

£ 62

5 6

1792 paid by order of the Com'r for Poor accounts

13

2 5

Due

49

3 1

 

The above mentioned ten pounds voted to be raised by tax for the present year - was not included in my return to the Board of Supervisors
-------------- Robert Burnet - Clerk

Return Made by Matthew Dubois Esq. Supervisor for the year 1791

1791

Due on the excise

£ 9-8-8

 

Do from Cavan for fine

5-0-0

 

Do William Edmonston

8-2-5

 

Do David McNeely

3-17-0

 

 

£ 26-8-1

1792 ordered by the Commissioners 

 

 

that Sup. pay Joseph Clerk

£ 6 -0 -0

 

David W Neely pay Sackett

3-17-0

 

Edmonston pay Doc. Higby

8 -2-5

 

 

£ 17-19-5

 

By cash paid for Town Book

0-12-0

Page 5

Poor Masters Accounts

John Morrison Junr. one of the Poor Masters for the Town of New Windsor in account current for the year 1792.

Do_____________________________________________________________________

1793

 

£

s

p

March 26th

To Cash collected for use of the poor

55

8

0

 

Ditto for fines from sundry persons

2

2

0

To Cash received in part from Matthew Dubois Esq. on the excise for the year 1792

27

5

0

 

 

£ 84

15

0

________________________________________________________________________

Cr

1793

 

£

s

p

March 26th By reciept in full from Thos Burnet

10

0

0

 

Ditto John W Muller

28

14

0

 

By accounts against Jane Campbell

7

0

0

 

By cash paid William W Sacket

2

6

7

 

Ditto Nathan Smith Esq.

2

0

0

April 12

By cash paid Francis Lusk

10

0

0

 

 

£ 60

0

7

Sept 5

By cash paid to William W Sacket Poor Master

14

8

0

1794

 

 

 

 

March 29th

By receipt from Thomas Burnet

5

10

0

 

By receipt in full from Jane Campbell

8

0

0

 

 

£ 87

18

7

Page 6

Poor Masters Accounts continued

Jonas Williams one of the Poor Masters in & for the Town of New Windsor in acct. current for the year 1792

____Do_________________________________________________________________

1793

 

£

s

p

March 26th

To cash collected for the use of the poor

70

0

0

 

 

£ 70

0

0

____Cr__________________________________________________________________

1793

 

£

s

p

March 26th

By receipt in full from Nathan Smith

6

19

6

 

in behalf of Joshua Sears

 

 

 

 

By receipt in full from Sam Satterly

9

5

0

 

By receipt from Doc Moses Higby

49

3

1

 

 

65

7

7

 

By cash paid to Wm W Sackett

4

12 5

 

 

 

£ 70

0

0

Page 7

A.D. 1793

At a meeting of the freeholders and other inhabitants of the Town of New Windsor in the County of Ulster and State of New York held at the house of Sarah Hamilton, being the usual place of Town Meetings on Tuesday the 2nd of April in the year of our Lord 1793.

The following persons were chosen Town Officers; viz:

Robert Burnet - Clerk

James Clinton Esq. - Supervisor

Jonas Williams }
Francis Crawford } Assessors
David Dill }

Leonard D Nicoll } Collectors
John Morrison junr.}

David Clark } Constables
John Morrison junr. }
William Ellison }

George Denniston } Commissioners of Highways

Nathan Smith Esq}

Isaac Shultz }Overseers of the Poor
William W Sackett }

William Adams - Overseers of highways for New Windsor District
Vincent Helms - Ditto for Murderers Creek Dist.
Samuel Wood - Ditto for Silver Stream District
Francis Mains - Ditto Ditto

Page 8

Continued

Francis Crawford - Overseers of Highways for Little Britain District
William Watson - Ditto Ditto
John Morrison jr. - Ditto for Hunting Grove District
William W Sacket - Ditto Ditto
Samuel Jennings - Ditto for Goshen District
Samuel Brewster - Ditto for the road leading from Little Britain road to Mr John Ellisons

Thomas Fulton - Ditto for road leading from Sam Woods to Bethleham Meeting House and the road leading from John Dennistons to Goshen Road and the road leading from Joseph Tiltons to the Little Britain road

James Kernaghan - Ditto for road leading past his own house to Bethleham Meeting House
William Moffat - Ditto for the road leading from Little Britain Meeting House to the county line
James Humphry - Ditto for the road leading from John McClaughrys to the Wallkill road.
William Scott - Ditto for the road leading past Gen. James Clintons to the county line.
William Beatty - Ditto for the road leading from George Dennistons to the county line.
John Sly - Ditto for the road leading past Robert Boyds to Widow Finleys and the road leading past Henry M Neelys.

Page 9

Continued

Leonard D Nicoll
Samuel Dusenberry
Francis Mains
Francis Crawford } Fence Viewers
James Burnet
Archibald Beatty
Stephen King

Voted - That every freeholder and inhabitant in the Town of New Windsor be allowed to keep a pound on his or her land or farm.

John Gillispie, John Denniston, David Denniston, William W Sacket & William Sly be a committee for Bie (By) Laws.

Voted - That the said committee make the Bie Laws and report the same on the last Tuesday in April inst.

Voted - That the balance of L 49-3-1 due from the Town of New Windsor to Doctor Moses Higby be paid by the Poor Masters out of the cash now remaining in their hands and that Doctor Higby never be employed by said town on any similar occasion.

Voted - That the Commissioners appointed by law to settle the poor accounts report at the next annual town meeting a statement of all accounts relative to this town.

Rebecca Turner struck off to Thomas Cook for

£ 9-19-0

John Johnston ---------- to Aaron Powers for

22-16-0

Voted - That Thomas Nicholson be allowed the sum of

8-17-0

That Jane Campbell ----------Ditto-----------

8- 0- 0

That Thomas Burnet --------- Ditto-----------

10-0- 0

 

£ 59-12-0

Page 10

Continued

Voted - That the sum of thirty pounds be raised by tax for the use of the poor this present year.

Cash in the hands of John Morrison jr. & Jonas Williams late Poor Masters for this town, twenty nine pounds , six shillings and 10 p. {Paid}

Cash in the hands of Matthew Dubois late Supervisor the sum of four pounds, fifteen shillings being the remainder of the excise or tavern permits for the year 1793. {Paid}

Reslved - That Isaac Shultz, John Kerr and David Dill be a committee to examine the accounts of Matthew Dubois with the Town of New Windsor (at his own request) and report a statement of the same at or before the next annual town meeting.

Adjourned to the first Tuesday in April next to meet at the usual place.

Page 11

Poor Masters Accounts

William Sacket one of the Poor Masters in & for the Town of New Windsor for the year 1793

___Do_____________________________________________________

£

s

p

Sept 5th
1793

To cash received from John Morrison one of the poor masters

for the year 1792

14

8

0

March 25th

To cash paid by John Morrison to Thos Burnet in part of his demand

1794

 

5

10

0

 

To ditto to Jane Campbell in full of her demand

8

0

0

April 25th 

To cash paid by Jonas Williams one of the poor masters for the year 1792

 4

 12

 5

  

To cash paid by Matthew Dubois Esq. being a balance due on the excise for 1793

 4

 15

 0

 

To Ditto for fines

0

9

0

29th

To cash paid by James Clinton Esq. being part of the exise for the year 1794

22

16

0

May 14th

To cash paid by Genl. Clinton Ditto

14

6

0

 

 

 

£ 74

16 5

____Cr____________________________________________________________________£____ s_____p

March 25th

 

 

 

 

1794

By receipt in part given to John Morrison by Thomas Burnet

5

10

0

 

By receipt given to John Morrison by Jean Campbell in full

8

0

0

April 25th

By cash paid DeWitt Clinton and Pheonas Bowman Attorneys

 

 

 

 

for council fees on the suit of Thos Elliott

3

4

0

 

By cash paid three evidences

0

3

0

29th

By cash paid Aaron Powers in full

22

16

0

 

By Ditto Thos Cook in part

6

10

6

May 14th

By cash paid John Turner in full

70

8

 

 

By cash paid Doctor Hidges

10

0

0

 

Ditto to Ditto in full by M Dubois Esq.

1

7

0

 

By cash pd Jas Stracham for Thos Elliott

0

4

0

 

By cash pd for [?] subp--- on suit for Ditto

0

3

0

 

By cash pd Thos Cook in part

0

13

7

 

 

£ 65

11

9

N.B. Wm Sacket after the above settlemant has paid to Alex Falls his successor the sum of L 4-10-7 , the balance of this acct. was voted to W W Sacket for services (page 23)

Page 12

Poor Master Accounts

Isaac Schultz one of the Poor Masters in and for the Town of New Windsor for the year 1793

___Do______________________________________________Cr_______________

March 25th
1794

To cash paid by William Cross Esq. for fines

£ 0-18-0

April 7th
1795

By cash paid Alex Falls
£ 0-18-0

Page 13

A.D. 1794

At an annual town meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of the Town of New Windsor in the County of Ulster and State of New York held at the house of Sarah Hamilton (being the place of adjournment) on Tuesday the 1st of April 1794. The following persons were chosen Town officers: viz:

Robert Burnet - Clerk

James Clinton - Supervisor

Jonas Williams }
Francis Crawford } Assessors
David Dill }

James Thorne } Collectors
Colvill Stewart }

William Alder } Constables
John Morrison jr. }
Joseph Morrell }

Alexander Denniston } Com'r of Highways

Archibald Beatty }
Jacob Smith } Overseers
"Alexander Falls } of the Poor

Voted - That road districts remain as they were divided last year.

That New Windsor District shall have two Path Masters

Page 14

Continued

Isaac Shultz & Asa Byram - Path Masters for New Windsor District
Jonas Williams - Ditto for the Creek District
James Moors & Francis Mains - Ditto for Silver Stream District
Francis Crawford & William Watson - Ditto for Little Britain District
John Morrison & John Keer - Ditto for Hunting Grove District
Leonard D Nicoll - Path Master for Goshen District
Samuel Brewster - Ditto for the road leading from Little Britain road to Mr John Ellison's

Enos Chandler - Ditto for the road leading from Samuel Woods corner to Bethleham Meeting House and road leading past John Dennistons to the Goshen Road and the road leading from Chandler's house to the Little Britain Road.

James Kernaghan - Ditto for the road leading past his own house to Bethleham Meeting House
William Moffatt - Ditto for the road leading from Little Britain Meeting House to the county line
James Humphrey - Ditto for the road leading from John McClaughry's to the Wallkill Road.
William Beatty - Ditto for the road leading George I Dennistons to the county line.

Page 15

Continued

William Scott - Path Master for the road leading past Genl. Clinton's to the county line.

Benjamin Van Keuren - Ditto for the road leading past Robert Boyd's to Widow Finleys and the road leading past Henry M Neelys.

Isaac Schultz
Leonard D Nicoll
Francis Mains
Francis Crawford - Fence Viewers
James Burnet
Stephen King

Voted - That every freeholder & inhabitant in the Town of New Windsor be allowed to keep a pound on his or her land or farm.

Francis Crawford, David Denniston, Samuel Moffatt - Committee for Bie Laws.

Voted - That the said committee make the Bie Laws for this present year and report the same on the last Tuesday in April instant.

Voted - That Jane Campbell be allowed the sum of

£ 8-0-0

That Thomas Nicholson ------- the sum of

12-0-0

That Thomas Burnet -----------the sum of

12-0-0

John Johnston struck off to John W Mullen for

22-0-0

Rebecca Turner Ditto to Myndred Cooper for

14-0-0

 

£ 68-0-0

Voted - That the sum of twelve pounds be raised this present year for the use of the poor of this town.

Adjourned till the first Tuesday in April next to meet at the same place.

Page 16

Continued

The permits and license issued by the Supervisor and Magistrates amounts to the sum of fifty four pounds. April 1st 1794.

Matthew Dubois has paid into the hands of William W Sacket Poor Master the sum of four pounds fifteen shillings being the balance due for the excise for the year 1793 and charged in this book page 10.

The sum of twenty nine pounds 6/10 charged page 10 to John Morrison & Jonas Williams P.Master the year 1792 is charged to the acct. of William W Sacket their [----fsor]

After the 1st April the Supervisor and Magistrates granted license & permits to sundry other persons to the ammount of twelve pounds six shillings and which with the above account amounts to sixty pounds six shillings as per Supervisors acct. curr. page 18.

Voted by the Commissioners of Highways that sixty three pounds ten shillings be raised for the repair of bridges in this town and paid into the hands of the Town Clerk by James Thorne one of the Collectors as per acct. cur. page 19.

Page 17

Continued

Report of the committee appinted to examine the accounts of Matthew Dubois Esq. late Supervisor for the Town of New Windsor.

To the citizens of the Town of New Windsor:

Gentleman: We the subscribers to whom was refered the examination of accounts and settlements depending between the inhabitants and the late Supervisor of this town beg leave to report as follows, viz:

We find the excise money as received by M Dubois from the year 1785 to the year 1788 to amount to two hundred and forty seven pounds and having compared this sum with the credit given for excise by the late treasurers books find the sum recd. by M Dubois to exceed the sum noted by M Tappan by a balance of one hundred and forty pounds four shillings, but M Dubois says that he has lost those receipts. We are at the same time persuaded that M Dubois did on a former occasion exhibit the treasurers receipts for excise money to the full amount as had been receivd by M Dubois from this town and those receipts were seen by Charles Clinton, John Morrison and John Kerr &

Page 18

Continued

and as to any further examination of M Dubois's accounts our time would not admit us but having given a statement of facts we forebear to offer any comments and subscribe.

Isaac Shultz
David Dill
John Kerr

a true copy.

James Clinton in account current with the Town of New Windsor

__Dr_______________________________________________

£___

s_

p

To cash received on

1st March

1794
sundry permits and
licenses for taverns

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

6

0

__Cr__________________________________________________________£_____s____p______

March

By cash paid Wm W Sackett one of the Poor Masters

22

16

0

1794

 

 

 

 

10th

Do by cash T Clerk for Congress Election

1

4

0

 

By cash paid Wm W Sacket for Doc Hedges Acct. do.

14

6

0

Jan

By cash pd. Alex Falls one of the Poor Masters

12

0

0

1795

By cash pd. Nathan Smith for blind Thos Nicholson

7

15

0

 

By cash pd. Thos Cook being due for Reb. Turner

1

2

11

By cash pd. Alex Falls for Widow Patten having an order from a Majority for that purpose

1

0

0

 

By cash pd. Alex Falls

6

2

1

 

 

£ 66

6

1

Page 19

Continued

Robert Burnet Clerk in account current with the Town of New Windsor

__Do_______________________________________________________________£___s____p_

2nd Feb To cash recd. from James Thorne one of the Collectors
1795 for the Town of New Windsor

63 10 0

63 10 0

__Cr____________________________________________________________________

2nd Feb By cash paid Jonas Williams one of the Path Masters on
1795 Commissioners order

40 0 0

April By cash paid John Kerr Path Master
May By cash pd. Thos Cook
By cash pd. Jas. Moors
By cash pd. L D Nicoll
March 6 By cash pd. Jed. Belknap
1796 Ditto Samuel Wood
Ditto Isaac Shultz

10 0 0
1 12 0
0 12 0
1 16 8
3 15 9
2 2 0
5 16 0

£ 65 14 5

 

April 6th 1795 Order by the Com'rs that the sum of seven pounds seven shillings be paid by the Poor Masters to John M Millan for funeral and other expenses for John Johnston dec.

And that Alexander McClaughry be paid the sum of thirteen shillings for making coffin for John Johnston.

And that Nathan Smith Esq. be paid the sum of one pound one shilling for expenses on act. of John Murrey.

And also that John Morrison be paid the sum of twenty two pounds one shilling and seven pence when there is cash on hand for the purpose.

Page 20

Continued Poor Masters Accounts

Alex Falls one of the Poor Masters for the Town of New Windsor in account current with town

Do_

____________________________________

£

s

p

Jan 1st

To cash pd. by Jn S Mackey Poor Master for the Town of

 

 

 

1794

Montgomery for allowances to Wm W Sacket while attending the suit of Thomas Elliot

1

12

0

Jan 22

To cash received from Matthew Dubois Esq. for fines

2

8

0

1795

To cash from James Clinton Esq. Supervisor

1

0

0

 

To Ditto for Jabish Attwood

12

0

0

April 6th

To cash from William W Sackett on account

2

6

1

 

To cash from James Clinton Esq. Supervisor

14

0

0

7th

To cash from Wm W Sacket on account

0

12

6

 

To cash from Isaac Shultz as per this acct.

0

18

0

 

To cash from James Clinton Esq. Supervisor

6

14

1

 

 

£ 41

10

8

__Cr____________________________________________________________________

Oct 1794

By cash paid Thos Cook in part for Reb. Turner

1

12

0

Jan 3 1795

By cash paid Jabish Attwood per order

12

0

0

March

By cash paid Widow Patten as per order from Nathan Smith & Matthew Dubois Esq.

3

0

0

April 6th

By cash paid Myndred Cooper for Reb. Turner

14

0

0

 

By cash -----Thomas Burnet in full

5

0

0

7th

By cash paid John M Mullin in part

5

9

8

 

 

£ 41

1

8

Jacob Smith one of the Poor Masters for the Town of New Windsor in account current with said town.

__Do_________________________________________________ ____

£_

s

p_

March 1795 To cash received from James Thorne Collector

12

0

0

__Cr________________________________________________________

 

 

 

March 1795 By cash paid blind Thomas Nicholson

12

0

0

Page 21

A.D. 1795

At an annual town meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of the Town of New Windsor in the County of Ulster and State of New York held at the house of Sarah Hamilton (being the place of adjournment) on Tuesday the 7th day of April 1795. The following persons were chosen town officers, viz:

Robert Burnet - Clerk

Francis Crawford - Supervisor

Leonard D Nicoll }
John Denniston } Assessors

David Dill }
Vincent Helms } Collectors

George Denniston }
John Scott } Constables

John Morrison jr.}
Asa Byram }
Alex Denniston } Com'rs of Highways

Archibald Beaty}
John Scott } Overseers of Poor
John Morrison jr. }

Joseph Morrell - Path Master for New Windsor District

Isaac Shultz - Ditto

Samuel Liscomb - Ditto for the Creek District

Page 22

Continued A.D. 1795

James Moores & Francis Mains - Path Masters for Silver Stream District

Thomas Cook & Samuel Boyd - Ditto for Little Britain District

John Kerr & Alex Falls - Ditto for Hunting Grove District

Isaac Beech - Ditto for the Goshen Road District

Jabish Atwood - Ditto for the road leading from the Little Britain Road to John Ellison's

Noah Townsend - Ditto for the road leading from James Moores to Bethleham Meeting House and the road leading past John Denniston's.

James Kernaghan - for the road leading past his house to the main road.

Alexander Stewart - for the road leading from Little Britain Meeting House to the County line.

Caleb Seaman - for the road leading from John McClaughrey's to the town line.

William Beaty - for the road leading from George I Denniston's to the county line.

William Scott - for the road leading past Genl. James Clinton's to the county line.

John Sly - for the road leading past his own house to Widow Finley's and past Henry M Neelys

Page 23

Continued A.D. 1795

Isaac Shultz } Fence Viewers
Francis Mains}
James Burnet }
William Sly }

Voted - That every freeholder and inhabitant in the Town of New Windsor be allowed to keep a pound on his or her own land or farm.

Francis Crawford } Committee for Bye Laws
Leonard D Nicoll }
Robert Cross }

---- - That the said committee make the Bye Laws & report the same on the last Tuesday in April instant.

----- -That Thomas Nicholson be allowed

£ 12-0-0

That Thomas Burnet ditto

15-0-0

Rebecca Turner struck off to Myn. Cooper

22-19-6

 

Total

£ 49-19-6

 

Voted - That the sum of twenty five pounds be raised by tax this year for the use of the poor.

That William W Sacket be allowed the sum of six pounds six shillings being for cash & for time expended while in the office of Poor Master. { this acct. paid in full }

That Alexander Falls be allowed the sum of two pounds for expenses and time while in office of Poor Master.

Adjourned till the first Tuesday in April 1796.

Page 24

Continued

Voted by the Commissioners of Highways that the sum of Twenty five pounds be raised by tax for the repairing of bridges in this town .

The permits and licenses issued by Francis Crawford Supervisor and Johannes Miller and Charles Bull Magistrates for the year 1795 amount to the sum of eighteen pounds eight shillings as per return dated 27th April 1795.

At a meeting of the Commissioners for settling the poor accounts held at the house of Francis Crawford December 4th 1795 , ordered that the Poor Masters pay to Matthew Bull as soon as convenient may be, the sum of ten pounds two shillings and three pence being the balance of an old acct. against Ann Homes.

After the issuing of above license, one other license was granted to Francis Crawford by Johannes Miller and Charles Bull magistrates for two pounds.

Page 25

Order to Poor Masters 1794

Ulster County ss:

By the people of the State of New York or to the Overseers of the Poor of the Town of New Windsor - Wheras Jabish Atwood about two years past did take in to his house Hannah Devoe who was pregniant at that time and had gained a settlement in the said town and was very poor. Atwood was at the expense of her lying in and until the time the child was weaned then the said Hannah Devoe obsconded and left the child at the said Atwoods house a charge to him, the proposal of the town would advance twenty pounds and bind the child to him he would indemmify the town from any further expense.In consultation of a majority of the Commissioners for Auditing the poor accounts, it was agreed to offer Atwood twelve pounds to be paid in three months, which offer he accepted and the child bound to him, and he bound to indemmify the said town or. These are therefore to require you the said Overseers of the Poor of the said town or one of you that forthwith you do pay unto the said Jabish Atwood the sum of twelve pounds to discharge the contract. Given under our hands and seals this 22nd of Dec. A.D. 1794. Nathan Smith

copy signed Matthew Dubois

Ulster County ss:

By the people of the State of New York or to the Overseers of the Poor of the Town of New Windsor - Wheras complaint upon oath hath this day been made unto Nathan Smith and Matthew Dubois Esq. two of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County, that Rachael Patten Widow of David Patten decd. of the town aforesaid is very poor and at present unable to provide for herself and two young children and is in want of relief. These are therefore to require you the said Overseers of the Poor of this town aforesaid or one of you that forthwith you do pay or cause to be paid unto the said Rachel Patten four shillings and four pence weekly and every week for the relief and support of the said Rachael Patten and her two children from the date hereof until the first Tuesday in April next or until such time as you shall be otherwise ordered according to law to forebear the said allowance. Given under our hands and seals this 22nd of Dec 1794.

Nathan Smith

copy

signed

Matthew Dubois

The above orders credited to Falls acct. page (20)

Page 26

Anno Domini 1796 Poor accounts

The licenses and permits for retailing spiritous liquors in the Town of New Windsor for the year 1796 amount to the sum of twenty six pounds as per return made by Francis Crawford Supervisor dated March 3rd 1796.

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Poor accounts held at the house of Sarah Hamilton on Tuesday the 29th of March 1796. Ordered by said board Com'rs that the Poor Masters pay Robert Cook for the maintaining of Ann Homes the last year for the sum of twelve pounds.

Ordered that Joseph Clark be paid the sum of ten pounds for keeping a child of Rachael Patten from the 11th of May 1795 to the 5th of April following inclusive.

Ordered that the sum of three pounds ten shillings be paid by John Scott one of the Poor Masters out of money in his hands to Doctor Hedges for his attendance on William Henry during his sickness at the house of Charles Martin.

Page 27

Accounts 1796

____Do__________Robert Burnet Clerk in acct. current with the town

 

 

£

s

p

May 1796 To cash rec. from G Denniston Collector

16

0

0

To ball. due on said Collection due bill

9

0

0

Feb 3rd
1797

To cash from John Scott

18

0

0

To due bill - ditto

12

0

0

this cash sum was raised for the year 1796 as per page (32)

£ 55

0

0

___Cr____________________________________________________£_____s____p___

April 1796 By bal. on acct. page (19)

2

4

5

 

By cash paid Wm Ellison

4

0

0

March
1797

By cash Ditto in full

6

0

0

April 4th

By cash pd. Jed. Belknap

1

10

6

May 10th

By Ditto John Kerr

8

0

0

Sept 20th

By Ditto Jed. Belknap

1

18

6

Oct 30th

By Ditto John Wright

1

9

9

 

By Do John Kerr

6

17

0

 

By Do James Moore

9

0

0

1799

By recording road returns

6

15

0

 

By cash paid Thos McDowel

1

4

0

 

By book for road returns

0

2

3

 

 

£ 47

1

5

Dec 19th
1800

By cash in full

7

18

7

£ 55

0

0

Page 28

Poor Masters accounts

John Morrison jr. and John Scott Poor Masters for the Town of New Windsor in acct. current

___Do________________________________________________

£ - s - p

April 1795

To cash rec. from William Cross on Ann Holmes acct.

8 - 4 - 6

 

To Do Francis Crawford out of Excise for 1795

11- 4 - 4

March 9th

To Ditto

6 - 0 - 0

1796

To Do Do for the remr. of excise for 1795 and the excise of 1796

29 - 3 - 8

 

To fines given in by M Dubois Esq.

3 - 12 - 0

 

To ditto to be paid by John Scott

0 - 6 - 0

 

To cash in the hands of Vincent Helms Colr.

25 - 0 - 0

 

To cash in the hands of County Treasurer

30 - 0 - 0

 

 

£ 113 -10 - 6

____Cr__________________________________________________________________

March 29th

By cash paid Robert Cook for Ann Holmes

12 - 0 - 0

1796

By cash paid Matthew Bell in part

6 - 0 - 0

March 28th

By Ditto Thos Burnet in full

15 - 0 - 0

1797

By Ditto Mynred Cooper in full

22 - 19 -6

 

By Ditto Thomas Nicholson in full

12 - 0 - 0

 

By Ditto Joseph Clark in full

10 - 0 - 0

 

By Ditto John W Mullin in full

23 - 17- 4

 

By cash owed by town to John Morrison

2 - 0 - 0

 

 

103 - 16 - 10

 

By balance in the hands of John Morriosn

9 - 18 - 8

 

 

£ 113 - 10 - 6

 

Page 29

A.D. 1796

At a meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of the Town of New Windsor in the County of Ulster held at the house of Sarah Hamilton on Tuesday the 5th of April 1796 being the place of adjournment. The following persons were chosen town officers, Viz:

Robert R Burnet - Clerk

Francis Crawford - Supervisor

Leonard D Nicoll } Assessors
John Denniston }
David Dill }

John D Nicoll } Collectors
John Scott }

John Morrison jr.} Constables
John Scott }

William Ellison } Com'rs of Highways
Archibald Beatty }
William Moffat }

John Scott } Overseers
John Morrison jr. } of the poor

Daniel Borden - - Path Master for New Windsor district

William Shields -

Ditto

Ditto

Vincent Helms -

Ditto

for the Creek District

James Moores -

Ditto

for Silver Stream District

Francis Mains -

Ditto

Ditto

Thomas Cook -

Ditto

for Little Britain District

Samuel Boyd -

Ditto

Ditto

Page 30

A.D. 1796 continued

Nathan Smith - Path Master for Hunting Grove District
John Kerr - Ditto Ditto
John Stone - Ditto for the Goshen Road District
Jabish atwood - Ditto for the cross road leading past Sam Brewsters to John Ellisons
Enos Chandler - Ditto for the cross road leading past his house to Bethleham and past the house of John Denniston
James Kernaghan - Ditto for the cross road leading past his house
Samuel Moffat - Ditto for cross road leading leading from Francis Crawfords to the town line
James Humphrey - Ditto for the cross road leading from Jon. McClaughreys to the town line
William Scott - Ditto for the cross road leading past James Clintons to the town line.
William Beatty - Ditto for the cross road leading from Geo. I Dennistons to the town line
John Reed - Ditto for the cross road leading past Widow Finley's
James McKee - Ditto for the cross road leading past his house.

Joseph Morrell } Fence Viewers
Thomas Fulton }
James Burnet }
William Watson }

Voted - That every inhabitant may make a pound on his or her farm.

John Kerr, Francis Crawford and James Moores , Committee to make the Bie Laws, and report the same on the last Tuesday in April inst.

Page 31

A.D. 1796 continued

David Dill }
John Dill Farmer }
Daniel Borden } Com'rs of Schools
John Denniston }
Francis Crawford }

Voted - That said Commissioners procure a book at the expense of the town for the entry of school accounts.

That the sum of ten pounds be raised by a tax and paid into the hands of the Poor Masters to purchase a cow for Neal McArthur.

That the sum of fifteen pounds be raised in like manner and paid unto the hands of Poor Masters for the support of Joseph Purdys 3 children to be distributed to said children as the Poor Masters shall find they stand in need.

That Francis Crawford call on the Chanselor to order the distribution of the property of Widow Totten, a lunitick.

That the Poor Masters and Magistrates bind out the child of Widow Patten.

That the sum of sixteen pounds be paid to Thomas Nicholson by the Poor Masters for his support£ 16- 0- 0

Rebecca Turner bid off to Myndred Cooper for

26-19-6

Ann Homes Ditto Robert Cook for

13-19-0

Voted - that there be raised by tax for the support of the above poor for the present year the sum of

80- 0- 0

That John Scott one of the Poor Masters be paid for his services

3-14- 6

That John Morrison jr. Ditto the sum of

2- 0 - 0

 

 

78-43 -0

 

 

25-------

 

Total

£ 103-13

Page 32

A.D. 1796 continued

Ordered the Commissioners of Highways examine the public road leading from Minisink to New Windsor landing and order the different Path Masters to widen said road where it is obstructed by fences. &

Adjourned to meet again the first Tuesday in April 1797 at the same place.

At a Special Town Meeting held at the house of Sarah Hamilton on Jan 21st 1797 for the purpose of electing one Poor Master and one Constable in the place of John Morrison Esq. agreeable to a request under the hands of twelve freeholders for that purpose. The following persons were chosen: Viz:

Joshua Green - Constable
William Telford - Poor Master

to serve to the 1st Tuesday in April next.

The sum of thirty pounds was raised by tax for the repairing of bridges and highways - by order of the Commissioners at their meeting in May 1796. To be paid by John Scott one of the Collectors.

Page 33

Poor Master accounts

________________________________________________________________________

John Scott & William Telford Poor Masters for the Town of New Windsor in account current

__Do___________________________________________________________________

Feb 1797

To cash recd. from Collectors

£ 80- 0 -0

March 28th ToDitto

M Dubois Esq. for fines

0-12-0

 

 

£ 80-12-0

__Cr____________________________________________________________________

March 28th

By cash paid to Thos Nicholson in part

£ 10-0-0

1797

By Ditto Thomas Burnet in full

16-0-0

 

By Ditto Neal McArthur

10-0-0

 

By Ditto Robert Cook in part

12-0-0

 

By Ditto John Scott for services in the year 1795

 3-14-6

 

By cash paid Mynred Cooper in part

20-0-0

By Ditto Benjamin Buchanan as per allowance page (34)

3-0-0

 

 

£ 74-14-6

By allowance to John Scott for service for 1796

4-6-6

March 1799

By balance deducted from his account

1-11-0

 

 

£ 80-12-0

 

Page 34

Poor Accounts 1797

At a meeting of the Commissioners of poor accounts held at the house of Sarah Hamilton on Tuesday the 28th day of March 1797 the following accounts were allowed. Viz:

To Robert Cook for maintenance & funeral expense of Ann Homes the sum of

£ 22-19-8

To John Morrison jr. for sundries in clothing for a poor child in the possession of Jean Dubois

 3-4-11

To Doctor Hidges for acct. against M Williams sister while at Charles Martin

0-12-0

To William Buchanan for keeping a poor child 6 weeks

3-0-0

To John Scott for ditto & mother 2 weeks

1-12-0

To Jean Dubois for keeping a poor child 15 1/2 weeks at 10p per week by an order from Justices

7-15-0

 

 

£ 39-3-7

To John Scott for the maintance of Widow Patton the sum of fifty four pounds
to be paid out of her estate at Murderers Creek when the same can be obtained.

License granted the_____ day of 1797 by the Com'r of Excise for the Town of New Windsor for the retailing of Spiritous Liquors ammounts to the sum of twenty six pounds 

Page 35

A.D. 1797

At a meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of the Town of New Windsor in the County of Ulster held at the house of Sarah Hamilton on Tuesday the 4th day of April 1797 (being the place of adjournment). The following persons were chosen Town officers; Viz:

Robert R Burnet - Clerk

Francis Crawford - Supervisor

William Beatty } Assessors
Alexander Stewart }
Leonard d Nicoll }

William Ellison } Collectors
William Falls }

Joshua Green } Constables
William Falls }

Asa Byram } Comm'rs of Highways
Samuel Moffatt }
Archibald Beatty }

Samuel Logan } Overseers of Poor
Joshua Green }
William Telford }

Abraham Shultz - Overseer of Highways for New Windsor District

John Boyd -

Ditto

Ditto

John D Nicoll -

Ditto

for Creek District

Page 36

A.D. 1796 continued

James Moores -

Overseer of Highways for Silver Stream District

John Wright -

Ditto

Ditto

Francis Crawford -

Ditto

Little Britain District

Samuel Boyd -

Ditto

Ditto

John Morrison -

Ditto

Hunting Grove District

John Kerr -

Ditto

Ditto

John Stone -

Ditto

Goshen District

Jabish Atwood -

Ditto

for road leading from Little Britain to John Ellisons

John Woodruff -

Ditto

for road leading from James Moores to Bethleham Meeting
House and road leading past his house.

James Kernaghan -

Ditto

for the road leading past his house.

Matthew Dubois -

Ditto

for road leading from Francis Crawfords to the town & county
line

James Boyd -

Ditto

for the road leading from John McClaughreys to the town line.

William Scott -

Ditto

for the road leading past Genl. Clintons to the county line.

John Dill Farmer -

Ditto

for the road leading from Geo. I Dennistons to the county line.

John Reed -

Ditto

for the road leading past Widow Finley's to the town line .

Benjamin Van Keuren -

Ditto

for the road leading past James McKee's.

Page 37

A.D. 1797 continued

Leonard D Nicoll }
John Denniston }
James Burnet } Fence Viewers
William Watson }
David Dill }

--------- }

David Dill } Comm'rs of Schools
John Dill Farmer }
Daniel Borden }
John Denniston }
Francis Crawford }
------------ }

Voted - That the Poor Masters for the time being may take the advice of an attorney respecting the place of residence of Moses Strane.

That Sarah Hamilton build a public pound on her land in some convenient place and provide a Pound Master or Keeper to take charge of any creatures put into her charge.

That James Moores, Francis Crawford and John Kerr be a committee to revise the By-Laws and report the same on the last Tuesday in April instant.

That the sum of sixteen pounds be raised and paid by the Poor Masters to Thomas Nicholson.

That the sum of sixteen pounds be raised and paid in like manner to Thomas Burnet.

Rebeckah Turner struck off to William Jackson for the sum of fourteen pounds ten shillings.

Sarah Carraghans child to Jean Dubois for the sum of twenty one pounds.

The two last mentioned persons to be found in sufficient meat, lodging and wearing apparel for one year from the date hereof.

 

Page 38

A.D. 1797 continued

Voted - that John Scott be allowed the sum of four pounds nineteen shillings for his trouble and service while in the office of Poor Master.

That the sum of one hundred pounds be raised this year by tax for the support of the poor.

Adjourned to meet at the same place on the first Tuesday in April next.

License granted the 1st day of March 1798 by the Com'r of Excise amt. to the sum of twenty four pounds. Also two license granted after the above.

The Commissioners of Poor Accounts at their meeting held at Sarah Hamilton's the 27th March 1798 the following accounts were allowed. Viz:

To Myndert Cooper for the maintaince of Rebecca Turner for the year 1797

£ 14-10-0

To Jane Dubois for Ditto a poor child

21- 0-0

To Ditto Widow Tatten

26- 0 -0

To Cath. Campbell for the support of her family at rate of 3p per week by order
signed by magistrate.

6- 0 -0

To Mary Johnston during her sickness Ditto

2- 0 -0

To Jane Dubois for clothing for Widow Totten

0-17-0

To John Scott for keeping Widow Totten 5 weeks at 12p

3- 0 -0

To William Telford for keeping Moses Strane

1-16-0

To Thomas Nicholson for his support

16- 0 -0

To Thomas Burnet Ditto

16- 0 -0

To Francis Crawford for sundries to Hugh Walterson while sick at M Clouds

1- 3 -0

To John M Cloud for 3 weeks maintenance & nursing Do.

2- 8 -0

 

110-14-0

Page 39

Poor Master Account 1798

Joshus Green Poor Master for the Town of New Windsor in act. curt.
____Do_________________________________________________________________

March 27th

To cash recd. from William Falls Collector

£ 50 - -

1798

To Ditto

William Ellison Ditto

50 - -

 

To Ditto

Matthew Dubois Esq. for fines

1- 6-0

 

To Ditto

John Morrison Esq. Ditto

0-12-0

 

To Ditto

Francis Crawford for excise

19-13-0

 

To Ditto

Thomas Fulton & others

1-16-0

 

 

 

£ 123- 7 -0

___Cr___________________________________________________________________

March 27th

By cash paid Myndert Cooper

£ 14- 0 -0

1798

By Ditto

Thomas Burnet

16- 0 -0

 

By Ditto

Cath. Campbell in part

3- 0 -0

By Ditto

John Scott for bal. of the allowance of
£ 6-19-0 voted last meeting

0-12-6

 

By cash paid to William Telford for M Strane

1-16-6

 

By Ditto

to Myndert Cooper in full of old acct.

6-19-6

 

By Ditto

to Jane Dubois in part

2- 3-8

 

By Ditto

to Thomas Nicholson jr. in full

16- 0-0

 

By Ditto

to Jane Dubois in full

44-16-4

 

By Ditto

to Cath. Campbell in full

 

 

By Ditto

to Phenias Hidges in full

0-12-0

 

By Ditto

to John Scott on act.

1-0-0 }

 

By Ditto

to R Burnet on Scotts order 8-9-8}

9- 9-8

 

By Ditto

to ditto

0-12-0

 

By service going after the poor money do New Windsor

0- 6-0

 

 

 

116-17- 8

 

By cash to John M Cloud for Hugh Walterson

2- 9- 0

 

 

 

£ 119- 5 - 8

Page 40

Continued

March 27th 1798 Francis Crawford retained in his hands rest of the excise for the year 1798.

For sundries furnished H. Walterson

£ 1-3-0

For Ditto

Mary Johnston

2-0-0

For Ditto

Widow Fulton

0-7-0

For Ditto

Widow Totten for clothing

0-17-0

 

 

£ 4- 7-0

 

Joshua Green paid to John Morrison in mistake the sum of £ 3-4-11 & Morrison repaid the same to said Green.

Page 41

A.D. 1798

At the anniversary meeting of the freeeholders and inhabitants of the the Town of New Windsor in the County of Ulster & State of New York held at the house of Sarah Hamilton in said town (being the place of adjournment) on Tuesday the 3rd day of April 1798. The following town officers were appointed. Viz:

Robert Burnet - Clerk

Francis Crawford - Supervisor

William Beatty } Assessors
Alexander Stewart }
Joseph Morrell }

Abraham Shultz } Collectors
Samuel Finley }

Joshua Green } Constables
George Johnston }

Archibald Beatty } Comm'r of Highways
Samuel Moffat }
Asa Byram }

Leonard D Nicoll } Overseers of Poor
Joshua Green }

Abraham Schultz
Isaac Schultz
John D Nicoll
James Moores

Path Master for New Windsor District
Ditto for the Mill District
Ditto for the Creek District
Ditto for Silver Stream District

Page 42

A.D. 1798 continued

Francis Mains -

Path Master for Silver Stream District

 

Benjamin Belknap -

Ditto for Little Britain

Ditto

William Watson -

Ditto

Ditto

John Morrison -

Ditto for Hunting Grove District

 

John Kerr -

Ditto

Ditto

John Nicoll -

Ditto for Goshen District

 

Jabish Atwood -

Ditto for cross road leading to John Ellison. 

Thomas Fulton -

Ditto for the cross road leading past Widow Belknaps to Bethleham M H

Charles Kernaghan -

Ditto for the cross road leading past James Kernaghans

William Welling -

Ditto for the crossroad from L.Britain Meeting House to county line

John Beatty -

Ditto for the cross road leading past his house

James Burnet -

Ditto for the crossroad leading past Geo. Clintons to county line

John Dill Farmer -

Ditto for the crossroad leading past William Beattys to county line

John Reed -

ditto for the cross road leading past Widow Finleys to the town line

James M Kee -

Ditto for the cross road leading from his house to Little Britain main road

Leonard D Nicoll }
John Denniston }
James Burnet }
William Watson }
David Dill }

Fence Viewers 

 

Page 43

A.D. 1798 continued

David Dill }
John Dill Farmer }
Daniel Borden }
John Denniston }
Francis Crawford }

Com'rs of Schools 

 Voted - That the Poor Master pay to Hugh Connelly of the Town of Wallkill (on his giving his bond to said Poor Masters to indemnify the town) the sum of seventeen pounds yearly for the maintenance of Moses Strane.

That the Poor Masters pay to Thomas Nicholson jr. the sum of sixteen pounds for his support this year.

That the Poor Masters pay to Thomas Burnet the sum of sixteen pounds for his support.

That the Poor Masters pay to Cath. Campbell the sum of seven pounds for the support of herself & boy.

That the sum of six pounds be paid to Elizabeth Baird for the support of her daughters child.

That the sum of fifty seven pounds 15/7 be paid to John Scott for keeping Widow Totten 2 years viz: the year 1795 and 1796 at 12p per week by order.

Rebecca Turner struck off to Myndert Cooper for the sum of fourteen pounds for her maintenance & clothing for one year.

Elizabeth Totten - Do to John McCloud for the sum of seventeen pounds eighteen shillings for ditto.

The child of Sarah Carraghan to Jane Dubois for the sum of nine pounds nineteen shillings and 16p for Do.

Page 44

A.D. 1798 continued

Voted - That the committee to revise the Bie-Laws be authorized to take into consideration an account laid in against the town by Sarah Hamilton for building a public pound and report their judgement thereon, and deliver in the same on the last Tuesday in April instant.

That the sum of one pound 3/9 be paid to William Telford for his service as Poor Master last year.

That the sum of one pound 4p be paid to Joshua Green for like services last year.

That the sum of one pound 3p be paid to Samuel Logan for the like services.

Voted - That the sum of one hundred and fifty one pounds be raised by tax this year to defray the poor accounts.

Adjourned to meet the usual place on the 1st Tuesday in April 1799.

Page 45

Poor Accounts 1799

The Commissioners of Excise on the1st day of March 1799 granted licence for 13

Taverns at five dollars each. Ditto granted one other licence on 2nd April following at 5 dollars.

Statement of Allowances made by the Commissioners of the poor accounts at their meeting on the 26th March 1799. Viz:

To Fee paid to Attorney Beauman for advice respecting the expence of Gad Smith & wife

£ 2-0-0

To Francis Crawford for sundries furnished Widow Totten during her sickness & for her funeral expence.

3-1-4

To J McCloud for boarding Widow Totten 4mo. & 7 days

6-4-3

To Ditto for trouble & attendance of Do. while sick

1-12-0

To Doctor Gorlay for account against Gad Smith

1-14-0

To Ditto for Ditto Widow Totten

1- 6-0

To Myndert Cooper for Rebecca Turner

14- 0-0

To Jane Dubois for Sarah Carraghan's child

9-19-6

To Hugh M Connelly for boarding Moses Strane ballance to and his funeral expence

17-10-0

To John Scott for boarding Widow Totten 2 years

47- 1-7

To Doctor Hoyt for attendance on Gad Smith & wife

1-4-0

To William Telford for his service while Poor Master

1-3-9

To Samuel Logan Ditto

1-3-0

To this sum voted to Thomas Burnet for the year 1798

16-0-0

To this sum Ditto to Thos Nicholson jr. Ditto

16-0-0

To this sum Ditto to Eliz Baird for her daughters child

6-0-0

To seven pounds Ditto to Cath Campbell & £3 of arrears

10-0-0

 

 

£ 155-19-5

Page 46

Poor Accounts continued

Do Joshua Green Poor Master in acct. for the year 1798

March 26th

To cash from Supervisor for excise for 1799

£ 26-0-0

1799

To Ditto

Ditto

for Ditto for 1798

4-0-0

 

To Ditto from Abm. Schultz Collector in past

47-8-10

 

To Ditto

Sam Finley

Ditto in full

75-10-0

 

To Ditto Supervisor for the license given 2nd April 1799

2-0-0

 

 

 

 

£ 154-18-10

 

Cr Joshua Green Poor Master in acct. for the year 1798

March 26th

By cash to Attorney Beauman for fee

£ 2-0-0

1799

By to Francis Crawford for the funeral
expense of Widow Totten & other necessaries

3-1-4

 

By to J McCloud for board & attendance of Ditto

7-16-3

 

By to Doctor Gorlay for attendance & med. for Ditto

1-6-0

 

By to ditto for ditto Gad Smith & wife

1-14-0

 

By to Myndret Cooper for the board of Rebecca Turner

14-0-0

 

By to Thomas Nicholson jr. in part

11-5-7

 

By to Janes Dubois for the board of Carraghans Child

9-19-6

By to H.M Connelly for the board & funeral expence
of M. Strane

17-10-0

 

By to Sam Logan for his service while Poor Master

1-3-0

 

By to William Telford Ditto

1-3-9

 

By to John Scott for bal. for boarding W. Totten 2 years

47-1-7

 

By to Thomas Burnet in full

16-0-0

 

By to Eliz. Bard for allowance voted at Town meeting

6-0-0

 

By to Cath.Campbell for the yr 1798 & arrears of 1797

10-0-0

 

By to Robt. R Burnet on J Scotts road money due bill

1-18-4

 

By to Doctor S Hoit for attd. on Gar Smith & wife

1-4-0

 

By Commissioners expence at settlemant

0-19-0

 

 

 

£ 154-2-4

 

Abrm. Schultz retained out of poor money the bal. as above and on Leonard D Nicoll's acct. for taxes last by removal

Do. Leonard D Nicoll Poor Master in acct. for the year 1798

March 26th
1799

To cash from Abraham Schultz Collector in part

£ 25-0-0

Cr. Leonard D Nicoll Poor Master in acct. for the year 1798

March 26th

By cash paid for sundries for the use of Gad Smith & wife

£ 20-5-7

1799

By cash Ditto to Thomas Nicholson jr. in full

4-14-5

 

 

 

25-0-0

Page 47

A.D. 1799

At the annual town meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of New Windsor held at the house of Sarah Hamilton being the place adjourned to on Tuesday the 2nd day of April 1799. The following persons were appointed town officers. Viz:

Robert R Burnet - Town Clerk

Francis Crawford - supervisor

William Beatty } Assessors
Alexander Stewart }
Leonard D Nicoll }

Daniel Borden } Collectors
Benjamin VanKeuren }

Joshua Green } Constables
John M Michael }

Archibald Beatty } Com'rs
Samuel Moffat } of
Asa Byram } Highways

Isaac Schultz } Overseers of Poor
Joshua Green }

Alexander Telford jr. -

Path Master for New Windsor District

Isaac Schultz -

Ditto

Mill District

John D Nicoll -

Ditto

for the Creek Dsitrict

 

Page 48

A.D. 1799 continued

Jame s Moores -

Path Master for Silver Stream District

Francis Mains -

Ditto

Ditto

Asa Mathewson -

Ditto Little Britain District

 

John Kelso -

Ditto Ditto

 

John Morrison -

Ditto Hunting Grove District

 

John Kerr -

Ditto Ditto

 

John Nicoll -

Ditto Goshen road District

 

Jabish Atwood -

Ditto for the cross road leading to John Ellison's

Noah Townsend -

Ditto for the crossroads leading to Bethleham & past the house of
James Denniston. 

John Belknap -

Ditto for the crossroad leading past his house to New Burgh road.

Matthew Dubois -

Ditto for the cross road leading to Stonefield

James Boyd -

Ditto for the cross road leading to Coldenham

James Burnet -

Ditto for the cross road leading past the house of William Scott

John Dill Farmer -

Ditto for the cross road leading to Deckers Mills.

Page 49

A.D. 1799 continued

John Sly -

Path Master for the cross road leading past the Widow Finley's

Benjamin VanKeuren -

Ditto for the cross road leading past the Widow M Neely's

 

James Burnet }
William Watson }
David Dill }

Fence Viewers

Jonas Williams & John Woodruff was appointed but did not take the oath required by law.

Voted - George Denniston, Francis Crawford, James Moores, Thomas Fulton, John Kerr and Robert R Burnet be a committee to revise and alter the By(e) laws & report them on the last Tuesday in April instant at the place of election.

That the above committee take into consideration the account of Sarah Hamilton for building the town pound & make report at the time to the Supervisor before the last Tuesday in May next.

Voted - That the sum of sixteen pounds be paid by the Poor Master the ensuing year to Thomas Nicholson jr. for his support.

That the sum of sixteen pounds be paid in like manner to Thomas Burnet for his support.

 

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Voted - That the sum of seven pounds be paid by the Poor Masters to Catherine Campbell for the support of her boy.

Rebecca Turner struck off to Myndert Cooper for the sum of fourteen pounds for her maintenance & clothing for one year.

The child of Sarah Carnaghan struck off to Jane Dubois for the sum of twenty four pounds nineteen shillings for its maintenance & clothing for one year.

Voted - That Leonard D Nicoll & Joshua Green be allowed the sum eighteen shillings each for their services as Poor Masters for the year 1798.

Voted - That Leonard d Nicoll, Isaac Schultz & Joshua Green call on Samuel Lincomb & obtain a statement & make a settlement of the property of Widow Totten deceased.

Voted - That the sum of four dollars fifty five cents & five mills be paid to William Falls for taxes lost when he was Collector by the removal of William I Jackson.

Voted - That the sum of seventy seven pounds nineteen shillings be raised by tax of the town for the use of the poor for the present year.

Adjourned till the first Tuesday in April 1800 to meet at the usual place.

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