Manuscript Group 129, William Leddel (1747-1827), Cavalry officer Papers, 1793-1801 (Bulk dates: 1794)

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Manuscript Group 129, William Leddel (1747-1827), Cavalry officer

Papers, 1793-1801 (Bulk dates: 1794), 0.25 linear feet / 1 small manuscript box

Call Number: MG 129

Summary


Summary:

Correspondence and documents concerning this officer’s involvement in the expedition into western Pennsylvania to help put down the Whiskey Rebellion; fragments of Leddel’s diary, 1794-1801; papers from 1801 concerning the town of Mendham in Morris County.  Included are returns of other New Jersey Militia units led by Captains David Ford, Derick Krossen, John Forman Longstreet, Uzal Meeker, Abraham Shavers, and Henry Vanderveer.  Major Leddel commanded the Morris County Squadron, Capt. Ebenezer Tuttle’s Troop of Light Dragoons, 2nd Regiment, New Jersey Detached Militia.  Included are letter of:

James Clarke Peter Hunt Ebenezer Tuttle
James Dunham Abraham Meeker Anthony Walton White
Richard Howell Christopher Rockafellow Jacob Wolcott
John Seward

 

Biographical Note:

William Leddel, Jr., the son of William Leddel, a French naval surgeon who settled in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, was born in 1747. Upon his father’s death in 1766, William Jr. moved to Mendham, New Jersey and apprenticed himself to Dr. Ebenezer Blachy. He established himself as a physician and practiced in Mendham for the remainder of his life.

Leddel was also active in military matters, serving as a lieutenant in the Morris County Troop of Light Horse during the Revolution. He participated in the Battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield and in the retreat of George Washington from New York. He also used his medical skills to tend to Washington’s troops during their stay in Morristown in the winter of 1779-1780. Later, he was a major in the forces that put down the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 and served as a captain of cavalry during the War of 1812. He served two terms as Morris County’s sheriff from 1783-1785 and tried small cases before the Justices of the Peace.

In addition, sometime prior to the American Revolution, William Leddel probably either acquired or built a sawmill in southern Mendham on the upper branch of the Passaic River in Jockey Hollow. This mill was replaced by a larger sawmill, woodturning mill, and gristmill, known as Leddel Mill; and seems to have remained in the family for a number of generations.

William Leddel married Phebe Wick, the daughter of Henry Wick, and they settled at Washington Corner on a part of the Wick tract in Mendham. It was here that they raised their five children: Eliza, Tempe, Henry (d.1799), Mary, and John (ca.1784-1865). Dr. William Leddel died in Mendham on August 9, 1827 at the age of eighty.

 

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The papers consist of letters, general orders, receipts, muster rolls, and returns used by Major William Leddel mostly during the “Western Expedition” to put down the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. The papers date from 1793-1801 and were originally part of a scrapbook documenting Leddel’s participation in the expedition. The documents were glued into the scrapbook in chronological order, numbered, and described in an index. The original order of the documents has been preserved and the original index, listing the items in numerical order and giving a short summary of each document, has been transcribed below. In addition, a secondary index listing the items by document type (correspondence, general orders, etc.) follows the original item list. The item description in the latter index with be much briefer, therefore researchers should refer to the original index for further information.

The papers largely consist of muster rolls, supply orders, payrolls, and general orders regarding William Leddel’s squadron of cavalry and the troops of Captains David Ford (1761-1835), Uzal Meeker, Daniel Phoenix (ca. 1761-1828), Ebenezer Tuttle (1750-1834), Abraham Shaver, John Forman Longstreet, and Abraham Kinney (1762-1816). These items refer to supplies, rations, and pay for the troops and document the daily life of a soldier in the cavalry. The correspondence in the collection also discusses similar topics and includes letters from James Dunham, Governor Richard Howell (1754-1802), Peter Hunt (ca. 1768-1810), Christopher Rockafellow, and Brigadier General Anthony W. White (1750-1803). In addition, the collection contains both printed and handwritten orders from such men as Governor Richard Howell, Brigadier General Anthony W. White, Aaron Ogden (1756-1839), and General Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823). Other topics covered include the death of Leddel’s horse in December of 1794 (items 78, 79, 84, 85, 111), the trial of Captain Abraham Kinney for insubordination in April of 1795 (items 102-104, 106-109, 112), the investigation and impeachment of Justice George Bonover of Morris County (items 118, 122), and concerns over tax arrears in the town of Mendon (now Mendham), where Leddel lived (items 117-123).

The papers also contain pages from William Leddel’s diary written during the “Western Expedition.” The entries detail Leddel’s daily activities, which included such tasks as reviewing the troops, and include copies of military orders and instructions.

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 119, Leddel Family  (Mendham, NJ) Records

Manuscript Group 562, M. M. Leddell (fl. 1875-1879) Account book

Manuscript Group 674, Anthony Walton White (1750-1803) Papers

Manuscript Group 785, Kinney Family (Newark, NJ) Papers

Item List (Original index):


Item No.

Folder

Item Description

Date
 

1

 

1

 

( ) to Richard Howell, Commander in
Chief, New Jersey, certifying to the election for officers for Col. Ford’s
Troop of Horse

 

 

August 17, 1793, Morris County

 

2

 

1

 

Brigadier General Anthony W. White
to Major William Liddel, enclosing cavalry orders

 

 

August 28, 1793, New Brunswick

 

3

 

1

 

Brigadier General Anthony W. White
to Major William Liddel, ordering the election of officers

 

 

September 1, 1793

 

4

 

1

 

( ) to Captains Phoenix, Tuttle and
Ford, would have Mr. Kinney’s attempts to get command of the county
cavalry opposed

 

 

June 8, 1794

 

5

 

1

 

A return of the officers, non
commissioned officers, music, and rank and file of the Squadron of Horse
under Captain William Leddel

 

 

1793

 

6

 

1

 

“State of New Jersey. An Act to
authorize the Commander in Chief to detail a Detachment from the Militia
of this State, agreeably to a late Act of Congress”

 

 

June 20, 1794, Trenton

 

7

 

1

 

An enlistment paper for Captain
David Ford’s Company, signed by Richard Stillwell, Jonathan Hull,
Benjamin M. C(aurry?), John (C?)

 

 

July 30, 1794, Morris County

 

8

 

1

 

Captain Ebenezer Tuttle to Major
William Leddel, names of officers and dragoons detailed according to
general order

 

 

August 23, 1794

 

9

 

1

 

Brigadier General Anthony W. White
to Major William Leddel, enclosing cavalry orders

 

 

August 26, 1794, New Brunswick

 

10

 

1

 

Brigadier General Anthony W. White
to Major William Leddel, summoning officers of cavalry to meet at New
Brunswick

 

 

August 27, 1794

 

11

 

1

 

A detail from Captain Daniel Phoenix’s
Company of Light Horse, Morris County, by Major William Leddel’s order

 

 

September 1, 1794

 

12

 

1

 

General orders. Adjutant General
Anthony W. White’s Troop to meet at Trenton for expedition

 

 

September 1, 1794, Trenton

 

13

 

1

 

General orders. Brigadier General’s
cavalry, respecting the march of cavalry to Trenton

 

September 3, 1794, New Brunswick

 

 

14

 

1

 

Order for forage for one day, Major
Abraham Meeker to Abraham Hunt

 

 

September 13, 1794, Trenton

 

15

 

1

 

Order for forage, and sergeant’s
receipt, Major William Leddel to Abraham Hunt

 

 

September 14, 1794, Trenton

 

16

 

1

 

Order for forage and sergeant’s
receipt, Major William Leddel to Jonathan Hull

 

 

September 14, 1794

 

17

 

1

 

Order for forage and sergeant’s
receipt, Major Uzal Meeker to Jacob Berry

 

 

September 14, 1794, Trenton

 

18

 

1

 

Order for provisions and sergeant’s
receipt, Major Uzal Meeker to ( ) Campbell

 

 

September 14, 1794, Trenton

 

19

 

1

 

Order for provisions and sergeant’s
receipt, Major William Leddel to Jonathan Hull

 

 

September 14, 1794, Trenton

 

20

 

1

 

Order for provisions and sergeant’s
receipt, Major William Leddel to Jonathan Hull

 

 

September 14, 1794

 

21

 

2

 

Order for provisions, Major William
Leddel to Abraham Hunt

 

 

September 15, 1794

 

22

 

2

 

Order for provisions, Major William
Leddel to Abraham Hunt

 

 

September 15, 1794

 

23

 

2

 

Orders (2) for forage, Major William
Leddel to Abraham Hunt

 

 

September 15, 1794

 

24

 

2

 

“Supplement to the New-Jersey
State Gazette”

 

September 17, 1794, Trenton

 

 

25

 

2

 

“Brigade Orders” of
General Joseph Bloomfield, and a Return of Captain Longstreet’s Company
of Cavalry

 

 

September 18, 1794, Trenton

 

26

 

2

 

Muster roll of Captain John Forman
Longstreet’s Troop of Volunteers Light Dragoons

 

 

n.d. (ca. 1794)

 

27

 

2

 

John Seward to Major William Leddel,
provides a substitute (attached to back of item 26)

 

 

September 18, 1794

 

28

 

2

 

Return of Major William Leddel’s
squadron of cavalry

 

 

September 18, 1794

 

29

 

2

 

General orders. Commander in Chief
of the Jersey Detachment, written and signed by Aaron Ogden

 

 

September 20, 1794, Potts Grove

 

30

 

2

 

James Clark’s receipt for William
Leddel’s note in payment for a horse, and agreement about the same

 

 

September 22, 1794

 

31

 

2

 

Major William Leddel, a furlough for
Peter Perlee

 

 

September 22, 1794, Trenton

 

32

 

2

 

James Clark’s receipt for money
received from William Leddel, and bounty assigned to him

 

 

September 22, 1794

 

33

 

2

 

James Clarke to Major ( )
Williamson, Order for the payment of bounty money and wages to William
Leddel

 

 

September 22, 1794

 

34

 

2

 

Brigadier General Anthony W. White
to Major William Leddel, orders

 

 

September 23, 1794, Trenton

 

35

 

2

 

General orders. General Richard
Howell

 

September 23, 1794

 

 

36

 

2

 

General orders. General Richard
Howell

 

September 24, 1794

 

 

37

 

2

 

N. Belleville’s certificate that
Jacob Dodder is incapable of doing military service

 

 

September 25, 1794

 

38

 

2

 

General orders. Governor Richard
Howell

 

September 25, 1794, Carlisle

 

 

39

 

2

 

Christopher Rockafellow to Major
William Leddel, his men disaffected because unreasonably taxed for the
payment of the infantry and will not probably turn out

 

 

September 27, 1794

 

40

 

2

 

General orders. Governor Richard
Howell, and Richard Howell’s orders for Major (William) Leddel

 

September 20 and Sept 27, 1794,
Carlisle

 

 

41

 

2

 

General orders. Governor Richard
Howell

 

September 28, 1794, Carlisle

 

 

42

 

3

 

Major William Leddel diary, says
Captain Abraham Kinney says he will obey no order but such as he should
receive from Col. Minges according to General Doughty’s directions, copy
of order to Captain Abraham Kinney

 

 

September 26-29, 1794, Trenton

 

43

 

3

 

General orders. Governor Richard
Howell

 

September 29, 1794, Carlisle

 

 

44

 

3

 

Captain Jacob Wolcott to Major
William Leddel, Troop will not go forward

 

 

September 29, 1794, Black Horse,
Mansfield

 

 

45

 

3

 

James Dunham to Major William Leddel,
a portion of the quota may be looked for this week, if possible, all

 

September 29, 1794, New Brunswick

 

 

46

 

3

 

General orders. Governor Richard
Howell

 

September 30, 1794

 

 

47

 

3

 

Return of cavalry from Bargain
squadron

 

September 30, 1794

 

 

48

 

3

 

List of names of Captain Henry
Vanderveer’s troop of cavalry

 

 

October 2, 1794

 

49

 

3

 

Return of the first company of
cavalry of the Hunterdon squadron commanded by Captain Derick Krosen

 

 

October 6, 1794

 

50

 

3

 

List of names of Captain Van Derveer’s
troop of dragoons

 

 

n.d. (ca. 1794)

 

51

 

3

 

Lieutenant Colonel John Condit’s
certificate in favor of three dragoons belonging to Captain Aaron Harrison’s
company

 

 

October 6, 1794, Essex County

 

52

 

3

 

Provision return for Captain Uzel
Meeker’s company

 

 

October 6, 1794, Bergen

 

53

 

3

 

Muster roll of Major James Dunham’s
troop of volunteer light dragoons

 

 

October 10, 1794, Trenton

 

54

 

3

 

Cavalry orders of Brigadier General
William Dunham (missing)

 

 

October 1794

 

55

 

3

 

Return of Captain David Ford’s
First Troop, Third Squadron in the detachment of five hundred horse
ordered from the militia of New Jersey Brigade of Cavalry

 

 

October 14, 1794, Chambersberg

 

56

 

3

 

Return of Captain David Ford’s
Troop of the First Squadron

 

 

November 2, 1794

 

57

 

3

 

Return of Captain David Ford’s
Troop of the First Squadron

 

November 7, 1794

 

 

58

 

3

 

Return of Captain William Smith’s
Company of Cavalry

 

 

1794

 

59

 

3

 

Return of Captain John Longstreet’s
Troop of Sussex County Squadron

 

 

November 10, 1794

 

60

 

3

 

Major William Leddel’s report of a
detachment of Jersey cavalry, Second Regiment, Brigadier General White’s
Brigade

 

 

November 11, 1794, Morton’s Ferry

 

61

 

4

 

Return of Captain Abraham Shaver’s
Troop of Cavalry

 

 

November 11, 1794

 

62

 

4

 

Governor Richard Howell to Major
William Leddel, instructions to take as prisoners of state certain ones
whose names are given

 

 

November 12, 1794, Brown’s Ferry

 

63

 

4

 

Governor Richard Howell to Major
William Leddel, orders with details

 

 

September 17, 1794

 

64

 

4

 

Muster roll for the field and staff
officers of the Morris County Squadron

 

 

September 17, 1794

 

65

 

4

 

Return of Captain Andrew Ten Eyck’s
Company of Cavalry

 

 

November 12, 1794

 

66

 

4

 

Return of the Second Regiment in the
detachment of five hundred horse

 

 

November 12, 1794, Morton’s
Ferry

 

 

67

 

4

 

William Leddel’s diary

 

August 23-November 17, 1794

 

68

 

5

 

Payroll (3 copies) of the field and
staff officers of the Second Regiment, Cavalry, General White’s Brigade,
ordered on the Western Expedition in U.S. service for the months of Sept,
Oct, Nov, and Dec 1794

 

 

1794

 

69

 

5

 

The United States in account with
Major William Leddel for Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov 1794

 

 

1794

 

70

 

5

 

Order issued agreeably to Brigadier
General White’s orders of the 12th instant, and instructions

 

 

n.d. (ca. 1794)

 

71

 

5

 

Memorandum of officers and names and
number of men in Morris Squadron

 

 

n.d. (ca. 1794)

 

72

 

5

 

Detail of the Second Regiment, New
Jersey Cavalry to go with Governor Howell to (Sunsbury?)

 

 

November 20, 1794

 

73

 

5

 

Orders and receipt from James Clarke
in account with Major William Leddel

 

 

1794

 

74

 

5

 

The United States in account with
Major William Leddel, Aug, Sept, Nov 1794

 

 

1794

 

75

 

5

 

Aaron Ogden in account with Major
William Leddel, a promise to pay later

 

 

November 23, 1794

 

76

 

5

 

Forage return of retained rations
for the field and staff officers and nine dragoons of the Second Regiment,
General White’s Brigade of Cavalry

 

 

n.d.

 

77

 

5

 

Memorandums (2) relating to the
Western Expedition in the handwriting of Major William Leddel

 

 

October and November 1794

 

78

 

5

 

Certificate of Major William Leddel,
John Hendricks, and Brigadier General Anthony W. White concerning the
death of Major Leddel’s horse, order of Governor Richard Howell upon
John Miller to furnish Major Leddel with another horse, Major Leddel’s
receipt for another horse, John Miller’s receipt for originals of these
papers from Major Leddel (copies)

 

 

November 20-21, 1794

 

79

 

5

 

Joseph Broadhurst’s certificate
regarding Major William Leddel’s horse

 

 

January 3, 1795

 

80

 

5

 

Governor Richard Howell to Major
William Leddel, cavalry orders

 

 

October 22, 1794, Bedford

 

81

 

6

 

Copy of papers relating to Major
Leddel’s affairs in the Western Expedition

 

 

December 3, 1794

 

82

 

6

 

Captain Ebenezer Tuttle’s
certificate that rations are due to Cornet Henry Vanderhoof

 

 

December 7, 1794

 

83

 

6

 

Provision return for Cornet
Vanderhoof and nine dragoons belonging to Major William Leddel’s
regiment and Major Leddel’s order for the issue of rations

 

 

December 27, 1794

 

84

 

6

 

Affidavit respecting the death of a
mare belonging to Major William Leddel

 

 

December 2, 1794, Lewisburg

 

85

 

6

 

James Brady to Major William Leddel,
found the mare, she died probably a day after the boy left her (attached
to back of item 84)

 

 

December 25, 1794

 

86

 

6

 

Memorandum concerning David Ford’s
Troop

 

 

1794

 

87

 

6

 

Memorandum relating to David Ford
and Captain Nichols troops

 

 

1794

 

88

 

6

 

Second Regiment in account with the
United States for the Western Expedition

 

 

1794

 

89

 

6

 

The United States in account with
the First Squadron, First Regiment, New Jersey Cavalry

 

 

1794

 

90

 

6

 

Account for shoeing Third Squadron,
New Jersey Cavalry

 

 

1794

 

91

 

6

 

The United States in account with
Captain David Ford for horseshoeing, Captain Ford’s receipt

 

 

December 7, 1794

 

92

 

6

 

Receipt for army stores received
from Major William Leddel, Western Insurrection

 

 

December 3, 1794

 

93

 

6

 

Ebenezer Tuttle’s receipt for
horseshoeing

 

 

December 7, 1794

 

94

 

6

 

Corn. Camden Blackly’s receipt for
money from William Leddel

 

 

December 22, 1794

 

95

 

6

 

Receipts (2) signed by Captain David
Ford for money received from Major William Leddel

 

 

December 3, 1794

 

96

 

6

 

Major William Leddel’s certificate
of money due to Captain Ebenezer Tuttle’s company (attached to the back
of item 94)

 

 

December 7, 1794

 

97

 

6

 

W. Wooley’s receipt for money
received from Major William Leddel

 

 

December 3, 1794

 

98

 

6

 

Adjutant Henry Johnson’s receipt
for money received from William Leddel

 

 

December 3, 1794

 

99

 

6

 

Major William Leddel’s due bill
promising to pay a sum of money to Walter Nicholl

 

 

December 3, 1794

 

100

 

6

 

Major William Leddel’s due bill
promising to pay a sum of money to Major Vanderveer

 

 

1794

 

101

 

6

 

Memorandum relating to the Western
Expedition, in the handwriting of William Leddel (attached to the back of
item 99)

 

 

1794

 

102

 

6

 

Major William Leddel to Brigadier
General Anthony W. White, laying before the latter the case of Captain
Kinney, charged with insubordination (copy)

 

 

December 13, 1794

 

103

 

6

 

Major William Leddel, charge against
Captain A. Kinney, of insubordination

 

 

February 20, 1795

 

104

 

6

 

Adjutant General Anthony W. White to
Major William Leddel, the court for the trial of Abraham Kinney, ordered
to sit in New Brunswick (followed by a signed statement by Kinney
regarding his receipt of orders)

 

 

April 5, 1795, New Brunswick

 

105

 

6

 

Peter Hunt to Major William Leddel,
reminding him that he is to return a horse

 

 

August 16, 1796, Lamberton

 

106

 

6

 

Statement of the case of Captain
Abraham Kinney, charged with insubordination, in the handwriting of Major
William Leddel

 

 

April 1795

 

107

 

7

 

Interrogatories for Major Ford at
the trial by court martial of Captain Abraham Kinney

 

 

April 1795

 

108

 

7

 

Interrogatories for General Anthony
W. White and for Major David Ford at the trial of Captain Abraham Kinney

 

 

1795

 

109

 

7

 

Interrogatories for General Anthony
W. White at the trial of Captain Abraham Kinney

 

 

1795

 

110

 

7

 

John Hendricks’ certification to
the death of Major William Leddel’s horse while in use in the service

 

 

January 3, 1795

 

111

 

7

 

United States in account with David
(Linn?)

 

 

January 28, 1795

 

112

 

7

 

The House of Assembly dismisses or
declares to be unfounded the charges contained in the report of the
committee concerning the petitions, papers, etc. of the First Regiment,
Morris County Militia, Also memorandum of questions to be put at the trial
of Captain Abraham Kinney, General orders of Governor Richard Howell

 

 

February 17 and 20, 1795

 

113

 

7

 

Major William Leddel to Brigadier
General Cumming, objects to the opening of the trial until he and Captain
Ellis Cook can be present

 

 

February 19, 1795, Trenton

 

114

 

7

 

Peter Hunt to Major William Leddel,
asking for an account of horses and the name of a private in Longstreet’s
command

 

 

May 14, 1795, Lamberton

 

115

 

7

 

Brigadier General Anthony W. White
to Major William Leddel, he has appointed Oct 19 for a meeting of the
officers of his brigade of cavalry at Elizabethtown

 

 

September 20, 1795, New Brunswick

 

116

 

7

 

Brigadier General Anthony W. White
to Major William Leddel, changes the time for the above meeting to
November 19

 

 

October 16, 1795, New Brunswick

 

117

 

7

 

Petition of the Township of Mendham,
William Leddel, moderator, to the Legislature of New Jersey, that taxes
may be reduced by the subtraction of the amount of a debt charged to them
but averred to be paid

 

 

November 19, 1801

 

118

 

7

 

William Leddel to the Grand Inquest
of Morris County, specified charges against Justice Bonover, and a private
letter stating that he had sought to avoid making the charges, but that
the justices had insisted upon and investigation

 

 

n.d.

 

119

 

7

 

William Leddel’s diary

 

 

n.d.

 

120

 

7

 

Petition to the people of the
Township of Mendham, through William Leddel, to the Legislature of New
Jersey, praying that the quota of arrear be allotted in four annual
installments instead of two

 

 

n.d.

 

121

 

7

 

An Act of the Legislature of New
Jersey to alter part of an act entitled an Act to enforce the collection
of arrearages of taxes due from the counties of Burlington and Morris,
yielding to petition indicated in item 120

 

 

n.d.

 

122

 

7

 

Reasons for the impeachment of
Justice George Bonover, Morris County, submitted by William Leddel

 

 

n.d.

 

123

 

7

 

William Leddel diary

 

 

n.d.

 

 

8

 

Handwritten index

 

n.d.

 

 

8

 

Title page to scrapbook

 

n.d.

Item List by Document Type:


Item Description

Date

Folder

Item No.

Correspondence
 

To ( ) Cummings from William Leddel

 

February 19, 1795

 

7

 

113

 

To Richard Howell from ( )

 

August 17, 1793

 

1

 

1

 

To William Leddel from:

 

-James Brady

 

December 25, 1794

 

6

 

85

 

-James Dunham

 

September 29, 1794

 

3

 

45

 

-Richard Howell

 

October 22, 1794

 

5

 

80

 

-Richard Howell

 

November 12, 1794

 

4

 

62

 

-Richard Howell

 

November 12, 1794

 

4

 

63

 

-Peter Hunt

 

May 14, 1795

 

7

 

114

 

-Peter Hunt

 

August 16, 1796

 

6

 

105

 

-Christopher Rockafellow

 

September 27, 1794

 

2

 

39

 

-John Seward

 

September 18, 1794

 

2

 

27

 

-Ebenezer Tuttle

 

September 1, 1794

 

1

 

8

 

-Anthony W. White

 

August 28, 1793

 

1

 

2

 

-Anthony W. White

 

September 1, 1793

 

1

 

3

 

-Anthony W. White

 

August 26, 1794

 

1

 

9

 

-Anthony W. White

 

September 23, 1794

 

2

 

34

 

-Anthony W. White

 

April 5, 1795

 

6

 

104

 

-Anthony W. White

 

September 20, 1795

 

7

 

115

 

-Anthony W. White

 

October 16, 1795

 

7

 

116

 

-Jacob Wolcott

 

September 29, 1794

 

3

 

44

 

To Morris County from William Leddel

 

n.d.

 

7

 

118

 

To Captains Phoenix, Tuttle, and
Ford from ( )

 

June 8, 1794

 

1

 

4

 

To Anthony W. White from William
Leddel

 

December 13, 1794

 

6

 

102


Diaries
 

William Leddel

 

September 26-29, 1794

 

3

 

42

 

William Leddel

 

August 23-November 17, 1794

 

4

 

67

 

William Leddel

 

n.d.

 

7

 

119

 

William Leddel

 

n.d.

 

7

 

123


General orders
 

Joseph Bloomfield. Brigade orders

 

September 18, 1794

 

2

 

25

 

William Dunham. Cavalry orders

 

October 1794

 

3

 

54

 

Richard Howell (?). General orders

 

September 20, 1794

 

2

 

29

 

Richard Howell. General orders

 

September 23, 1794

 

2

 

35

 

Richard Howell. General orders

 

September 24, 1794

 

2

 

36

 

Richard Howell. General orders

 

September 25, 1794

 

2

 

38

 

Richard Howell. General orders

 

September 27, 1794

 

2

 

40

 

Richard Howell. General orders

 

September 28, 1794

 

2

 

41

 

Richard Howell. General orders

 

September 29, 1794

 

3

 

43

 

Richard Howell. General orders

 

September 30, 1794

 

3

 

46

 

Anthony W. White. Summons to
officers

 

August 27, 1794

 

1

 

10

 

Anthony W. White. General orders

 

September 1, 1794

 

1

 

12

 

Anthony W. White. General orders

 

September 3, 1794

 

1

 

13

 

Anthony W. White. Orders issued
agreeably

 

n.d.

 

5

 

70


Muster rolls, returns, details,
enlistments, furloughs
 

Muster roll. James Dunham’s Troop

 

October 10, 1794

 

3

 

53

 

Muster roll. John Longstreet’s
Troop

 

n.d.

 

2

 

26

 

Muster roll. Morris County Squadron

 

September 17, 1794

 

4

 

64

 

Return. Bargain Squadron

 

September 30, 1794

 

3

 

47

 

Return. David Ford’s 1st
Troop, 3rd Squadron

 

October 4, 1794

 

3

 

55

 

Return. David Ford’s Troop, 1st
Squadron

 

November 2, 1794

 

3

 

56

 

Return. David Ford’s Troop, 1st
Squadron

 

November 7, 1794

 

3

 

57

 

Return. Hunterdon Squadron

 

October 6, 1794

 

3

 

49

 

Return. William Leddel’s Squadron
of Horse

 

1793

 

1

 

5

 

Return. William Leddel’s Squadron
of Cavalry

 

September 18, 1794

 

2

 

28

 

Return. John Longstreet’s Troop

 

November 10, 1794

 

3

 

59

 

Return. Abraham Shaver’s Troop

 

November 11, 1794

 

4

 

61

 

Return. William Smith’s Company

 

1794

 

3

 

58

 

Return. Andrew Ten Eyck’s Company

 

November 12, 1794

 

4

 

65

 

Return. 2nd Regiment

 

November 12, 1794

 

4

 

44

 

Detail. Daniel Phoenix’s Company

 

September 1, 1794

 

1

 

11

 

Detail. 2nd Regiment

 

November 20, 1794

 

5

 

72

 

Enlistments. David Ford’s Company

 

July 30, 1794

 

1

 

7

 

List of names: Henry Vanderveer’s
Troop

 

October 2, 1794

 

3

 

48

 

List of names: Henry Vanderveer’s
Troop

 

n.d.

 

3

 

50

 

List of names: Morris Squadron

 

n.d.

 

5

 

71

 

Furlough. Peter Perlee

 

September 22, 1794

 

2

 

31

 

Certificate of incapability. N.
Belleville

 

September 25, 1794

 

2

 

37

 

Certificate for additional dragoons

 

October 6, 1794

 

3

 

51

 

Report. William Leddel

 

November 11, 1794

 

3

 

60


Supply orders and provision returns
 

Order for forage. Major Abraham
Meeker

 

September 13, 1794

 

1

 

14

 

Order for forage. Major William
Leddel

 

September 14, 1794

 

1

 

15

 

Order for forage. Major William
Leddel

 

September 14, 1794

 

1

 

16

 

Order for forage. Major Uzal Meeker

 

September 14, 1794

 

1

 

17

 

Order for provisions. Major Uzal
Meeker

 

September 14, 1794

 

1

 

18

 

Order for provisions. Major William
Leddel

 

September 14, 1794

 

1

 

19

 

Order for provisions. Major William
Leddel

 

September 14, 1794

 

1

 

20

 

Order for provisions. Major William
Leddel

 

September 15, 1794

 

2

 

21

 

Order for provisions. Major William
Leddel

 

September 15, 1794

 

2

 

22

 

Orders (2) for forage. Major William
Leddel

 

September 15, 1794

 

2

 

23

 

Provision return. Captain Uzal
Meeker

 

October 6, 1794

 

3

 

52

 

Provision return. 2nd
Regiment

 

n.d.

 

5

 

76

 

Provision return. William Leddel’s
Regiment

 

December 27, 1794

 

6

 

83

 

Certificate of rations due. Ebenezer
Tuttle

 

December 7, 1794

 

6

 

82


Financial documents. Military
 

Account. Aaron Ogden with William
Leddel

 

November 23, 1794

 

5

 

75

 

Account. U.S. with David Ford

 

December 7, 1794

 

6

 

91

 

Account. U.S. with William Leddel

 

Aug-Nov 1794

 

5

 

69

 

Account. U.S. with William Leddel

 

Aug-Nov 1794

 

5

 

74

 

Account. U.S. with David Linn

 

January 28, 1795

 

7

 

111

 

Account. U.S. with 2nd
Regiment

 

1794

 

6

 

88

 

Account. U.S. with 1st
Squadron, 1st Regiment

 

1794

 

6

 

89

 

Account. 3rd Squadron

 

1794

 

6

 

90

 

Payroll. 2nd Regiment

 

Sept-Dec 1794

 

5

 

68

 

Receipt. Army supplies

 

December 3, 1794

 

6

 

92

 

Receipt. Corn. Camden Blackly

 

December 22, 1794

 

6

 

94

 

Receipt. James Clarke

 

September 22, 1794

 

2

 

30

 

Receipt. James Clarke

 

September 22, 1794

 

2

 

32

 

Receipt with order. James Clarke

 

1794

 

5

 

73

 

Receipt. David Ford

 

December 3, 1794

 

6

 

95

 

Receipt. Henry Johnson

 

December 3, 1794

 

6

 

98

 

Receipt. Ebenezer Tuttle

 

December 7, 1794

 

6

 

93

 

Receipt. W. Woolley

 

December 3, 1794

 

6

 

97

 

Bill. Walter Nicholls

 

December 3, 1794

 

6

 

99

 

Bill. ( ) Vanderveer

 

1794

 

6

 

100

 

Certificate of money due. Ebenezer
Tuttle

 

December 7, 1794

 

6

 

96

 

Memorandum. David Ford’s Troop

 

1794

 

6

 

86

 

Memorandum. Western Expedition

 

1794

 

6

 

87

 

Memorandum. Western Expedition

 

1794

 

6

 

101

 

Order of payment. James Clarke

 

September 22, 1794

 

2

 

33


Legal documents
 

Certificate. Regarding William
Leddel’s horse

 

November 20, 1794

 

5

 

78

 

Certificate. Regarding William
Leddel’s horse

 

January 3, 1795

 

5

 

79

 

Certificate. Regarding William
Leddel’s horse

 

January 3, 1795

 

7

 

110

 

Affidavit. Regarding William Leddel’s
horse

 

December 2, 1794

 

6

 

84

 

Charge. Against Abraham Kinney

 

February 20, 1795

 

6

 

103

 

Statement. Case of Abraham Kinney

 

April 1795

 

6

 

106

 

Interrogatories. Case of Abraham
Kinney

 

April 1795

 

7

 

107

 

Interrogatories. Case of Abraham
Kinney

 

1795

 

7

 

108

 

Interrogatories. Case of Abraham
Kinney

 

1795

 

7

 

109

 

Report. Case of George Bonover

 

n.d.

 

7

 

122


Government documents
 

Act. “State of New Jersey. An
Act to authorize the Commander in Chief to detail a Detachment from the
Militia of this State, agreeably to a late Act of Congress”

 

 

June 20, 1794

 

1

 

6

 

Act. An act to alter an act to
enforce the collection of arrearages…”

 

 

n.d.

 

7

 

121

 

House of Assembly. Concerning a
report

 

February 1795

 

7

 

112

 

Petition. Mendham Township

 

November 19, 1801

 

7

 

117

 

Petition. Mendham Township

 

n.d.

 

7

 

120


Miscellaneous
 

“Supplement to the New-Jersey
State Gazette”

 

 

September 17, 1794

 

2

 

24

 

Memorandum relating to the
expedition

 

October and November 1794

 

 

5

 

77

 

Copies of papers relating to the
expedition

 

December 3, 1794

 

6

 

81

 

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