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The Orderly-Book of Captain B. Stearns' company, Colonel John Rand's Massachusetts regiment, now in the possession of the Massachusetts Historical Society, records: "August 6, 1780: The Honorable General Arnold takes
command in this department."
In addition to Note 4., page p.
Ann Hawkes Hay. A letter from him to General George Clinton, dated July 14, 1776, records, that "on Friday, the 12th, a barge and cutter from the British fleet of one forty and one twenty-gun ship (the Rose, Captain Wallace, and Phoenix, Captain Parker) with four cutters, anchored opposite Nyack." Hay's
regiment was called out, the barge was fired on and driven off.—American, Archives, Vol. I., 5th Series,
PP- 338. 58o.
On August 10, 1776, Hay was appointed Commissary of Militia.
On November 30, 1776, General John Morin Scott, writing to Washington, refers to Colonel Hay as "a
gentleman uncommonly spirited in the publick cause." (Page 929.)
In addition to Note 6, page 3.
Major Kiers is also referred to in the Amei "ic&n Archives. His store (Haverstraw) is mentioned, July i9, 1776
(Vol. X., p. 452). On October 10, 1776, he is mentioned as paid 27 us. 2d. for apprehending deserters
(page 236), and the sum of ,£400 is acknowledged due to him for provisions for the public use (page 338).
This should have made part of Note 5, on page 35.
Samuel Youngs was born in 1760, and died in 1837. He was a well-known figure in Westchester County,
and held the office of Surrogate for several terms. It has been claimed that from him Irving drew the character of Ichabod Crane.—M. D. Raymond, Souvenir,
etc., Tarrytown, 1880.
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John Hughes was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1759. His father, Barnabas Hughes, removed to Maryland in 1760, and built an iron foundry near Hagerstown, where in later years was cast much of the cannon and shot used by the Continental army. (The names of two Hughes, Daniel and Samuel,
probably his successors, occur frequently in the Maryland records of the Revolution.) At seventeen young Hughes entered the army as lieutenant in Colonel Hazen's regiment (of Pennsylvania) the '' Second
Canadian," generally known as the Congress regiment, or "Congress's Own." He served with credit, particularly at Brandywine and Germantown, and resigned from the army, as captain, in 1781. He then
married Miss Chamberlaine, of Talbot County, Maryland, and settled near Havre de Grace, where he died May 21, 1805, leaving three daughters. When the British captured Havre de Grace, in 1813, the Hughes
homestead was burned, with all its contents, and hence no portrait of him is known to exist. He was one of the original members of the Cincinnati. Mr. John Sterett Gittings, of Baltimore, is his great grandson,
and to him 1 am indebted for the autograph shown on page 71.
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Benjamin Tallmadge was born in Setauket, Long Island, February 25, 1754, and died in Litchfield, Connecticut,
March 7, 1835.
He was a Yale graduate, and a classmate of the unfortunate Nathan Hale. Joining the patriot army in 1775, he served throughout the war, attaining the rank of Colonel, and enjoying the especial favor of Washington.
He is supposed to have been the Chief's only confidant in some of the important details of his employment of spies. After the war he was a merchant Litchfield, and from 1801 to 1817 was a member of Congress.
In this capacity he was vehemently opposed to the increasing of the Andre 1 captors' pensions, claiming that they were not actuated by any motives of patriotism. Although really a native of the state of New York,
bis identification with Sheldon's, a Connecticut regiment, and his long residence at Litchfield, have usually caused him to be regarded as a native of Connecticut.
Among his many important services during the Revolution, none was attended with greater results than his securing the recall of Andre when almost in reach of Arnold.
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