Petition Of Patriots of Philipse Manor,
To The Honorable Legislature of the State of New York
That your petitioners at an early period of the late War, from an attachment to the Freedom of Independence of America, left their habitation on the approach of the enemy and put themselves in a situation to be serviceable to their country; That at the conclusion of the war, they returned to their former homes which they found generally much destroyed and laid waste by the ravages of war; the fences gone, and in some instances the buildings burned up by the enemy.
That your petitioners were tenants of the Manor aforesaid under Colonel Philipse, whose estate is forfeited to the people of this state, and flatter themselves entitled to the benefit of the law extended to the tenants of Forfeited Estates; taht the farms on which your petitioners live are much out of repair, and they cannot venture to improve and refit the same without an assurance of lasting advantage therefrom.
That under this discouragement the lands want cultivation, the buildings repairing and rebuilding, whereby the public is injured, and your petitioners kept in a disagreeable state of suspense.
Your petitioners therefore pray the Honorable Legislature, that a speedy sale of Forfeited Lands may be directed, and the benefit of the former law intended for Whig tenants be extended to your petitioners as well as to others in like circumstances.
Your petitioners further beg leave to show that many of them are possessed of public credits for monies due as well from their State, as from the United States, being for services done, and articles sold, and as the prospect of payment is very remote, and their circumstances necessitous, they must earnestly pray that such public credits may be received in payment upon the purchase of the aforesaid lands.
|William Paulding||Hendrick Bancker||William Davids|
|James Requa||John Oakley||Abraham Ledew|
|Thomas Dean||James Hammen||Peter Bont|
|Jacob Van Wart, Jr.||Richard Garrison||Cornelius Van Tassel|
|Arry Van Wormer||Deler Byce||Isaac Delameter|
|Elbert Orser||Gershom Sherwood||Jonathon Knapp|
|Edward Covenhoven||James See||David Van Tassel|
|Jonas Orser||John Forshea||Abraham Van Tassel|
|Glode Requa||John Sherwood||Joshua Sherwood|
|Henry Lambert||Benjamin Brown||Solomon Sherwood|
|Stephen Acker||Abram Orser||Elegg Sherwood|
|Daniel Requa||Peter Sypher||Jonathon G. Graham|
|Abraham Van Tassel||John Sypher||Jonathon Horton|
|Abraham Storm||Peter Post||John Yerck|
|Isaac Hadley||John Yerck, Jr.||Isaac Laurence|
|John Requa||John Dusenburgh||Thomas Champenois|
|Mary Vincen||Abraham Requa||Daniel Martling|
|Sybert Acker||Benjamin Brown||Martinis Van Wart|
|Thomas Smith||James Teller||Robert Rhead|
|James McChain||William Dutcher||George Hadley|
|John Buckhout||Evert Brown||James Yerckes|
|Abram Van Wart||William Acker||Isaac Reed|
|Hendrick Van Wart||Isaac Brown||James See|
|Cornelius Jones||Gilbert Dean||Stats Storms|
|James Sipher||Jonathan Odell||William Yourcks|
|Peter Pauldings||Peter See||Thomas Boyce|
|Jacob Van Tassel||Abram Boyce||Michael Scofield|
|Joseph Paulding||James Hunt||Abram Delameter|
|Jacob Vermilye||James Minner||Jacob Smith|
|Jacob Van Wart||Isaac Smith||Jacob Eacker|
|Jacob Buckhout||Stephen Sherwood||Dennis Lunt|
|John Paulding||Jacob Lynt||Nicholas Storm|
|John Brown||Isaac Dean||Samuel Lawrence|
|William Van Wart||John Warner||James Van Wart|
|Israel Honeywell, Jr.||Elisha Barten||Calop Smith|
|Lieut. Kniffen||John Bowend||Daniel Williams|
|Thomas Sherwood||John Gibbs||Isaac Vermilye|
*From Tarrytown Argus, Tarrytown, N.Y., January 1894.
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