Witness Letters
WS Thomas



[Notes from letter; typed in NYHS]

34 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie July 10, 1920

...Henry Livingston's executors sold his homestead to John B. Montgomery (1830) and that the latter sold to S.F.B. Morse (1847).

...Henry Jr's title of "Major" was perhaps held in the state militia. The minutes of the Council of Appointment (in print) would show. The use of "Judge" with his name might have indicated his being a Justice of the Peace &, as such, one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas. Ther are many volumes of records of the Common Pleas in the clerk's office. The court had a presiding judge whose successor is the present County Judge & several assistants or associate justices.

Finally - all you tell me of Mr. Tryon & the Monitor & the un-ordained(!) Dr. Moore is most interesting. But I must not take it up in detail. I shall hope you will come & see me when in P. and report progress.

Helen W. Reynolds

SOURCE: New York Historical Society, Thomas Papers


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