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JOURNALS OF THE MILITARY EXPEDITION
OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN
AGAINST THE SIX NATIONS OF INDIANS
IN 1779 WITH RECORDS OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS
Prepared Pursuant to Chapter 361, Laws of the State of New York, of 1885.
by Frederick Cook, Secretary of State
Auburn, N.Y. Knapp, Peck & Thompson Printers
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(See biographical sketches of each officer listed below. Journals not highlighted will be transcribed upon request.)
(See Addresses, Biographical Notes, Letters and Poems at Page vi to viii hereof.)
Page INTRODUCTION, xi JOURNALS OF OFFICERS, 1-312 Barton, William, Lieut., Gen. Maxwell's N. J. Brigade, 3 Beatty, Erkuries, Lieutenant, 4th Pennsylvania Reg't, 15 (1). Expedition to Onondaga, April, 1779, 16 (2). General Sullivan's Expedition, 18 Blake, Thomas, Lieutenant, 1st New Hampshire Reg't, 38 Burrowes, John, Major, Spencer's 5th N. J. Regiment, 42 Campfield, Dr. Jabez, Surgeon, Spencer's 5th N. J. Reg't, 52 Dearborn, Henry, Lt. Col., Commanding 3rd N. H. Reg't, 62 Elmer, Dr. Ebenezer, Surgeon, 2nd N. J. Regiment, 80 Fellows, Moses, Sergeant, 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, 86 Fogg, Jeremiah, Major, 2nd New Hampshire Regiment, 92 Gookin, Daniel, Ensign, 2nd New Hampshire Regiment, 102 Grant, George, Sergeant Major, 3rd N. J. Regiment, 107 Grant, Thomas, of Surveyor's party, 137 Haruenbergh, John L., Lieut., 2nd N. Y. Regiment, With Notes and Maps of Battle-Fields, by General John S. Clark, 115 Hubley, Adam, Lieut. Col., Commanding 11th Pa. Reg't, 145 Jenkins, Lieut. John, Pa., Lieutenant and Guide, 168 Livermore, Daniel, Captain, 3rd N. H. Regiment, 178 Machin, Thos., Capt., Col. Lamb's 2d N. Y. Art'ly Reg't, (1). Col. Van Schaick's Expedition against the Onondagas, 192 (2). Table of Distances of March of General Sullivan's Army, 194 Roster of Officers of 1st N. Y. Regiment, 195 McKendry, Wm., Lt. and Qr. Master, 6th Mass. Reg't, 198 Nukerck, Chas., Capt. Lieutenant, 2nd N. Y. Regiment, 213
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JOURNALS OF OFFICERS.—Continued. Norris, James, Major, 3rd N. H. Regiment, 223 Roberts, Thomas, Sergeant, 5th New Jersey Regiment, 240 Rogers, Rev. William, D. D., Chaplain, Hand's Brigade, 246 Rogers, William, Qr. Master's Serg't, 2nd N. Y. Reg't, 266 Shute, Samuel, Lieutenant. 2nd New Jersey Regiment, 267 Van Hovenburgh, Rudolphus, Lieut., 4th N. Y. Reg't, 275 Webb, Nathaniel, Serg't Major, 2nd N. Y. Regiment, 285 MAP AND LETTER OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM GRAY, Survey of Colonel William Butler's line of march, Oct. 2 to
Nov. 16, 1778,
288 MAPS IN THE DE WITT COLLECTION, List of MSS. Surveys by Captain Gray, 1778, and Lieutenant Benjamin Lodge, of the Sullivan Expedition, made 1779, by order of Robert Erskine, Geographer to the American Army, now in the Library of the New York Historical Society entitled DeWitt Maps, 291 Letters of General John S. Clark, describing the same with an account of fac similes made by him for this publication, 293 Simeon DeWitt, appointment as Geographer to the army, in place of Robert Erskine, deceased, 294 MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN'S Final Officical Report of Expedition, 296 COLONEL DANIEL BRODHEAD'S Official Report, Allegany Expedition, 306 LIST OF JOURNALS, no copies of which are now to be found. 310 Letter of Major Adam Hoops, (3rd A. D. C. to General Sullivan), Sept. 18, 1841, 310 LIST OF NARRATIVES, written since the Sullivan Expedition, 312 ROSTER OF OFFICERS, in Maj. Gen. Sullivan's Expedition,
by Hon. Charles P. Greenough, Boston, Mass.
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HISTORICAL ADDRESS, by Rev. David Craft, 331-388 Comprising a full history of the Expedition against the Indians in 1779, to which is prefixed a Biographical Sketch of Major General John Sullivan, 333 APPENDIX TO ADDRESS, Containing an account of the loss of men, towns destroyed, also General Washington's instructions to General Sullivan, and Biographical Sketches, 380 Clinton, James, Brigadier General, Biographical Sketch, 387
CELEBRATION AT NEWTOWN, 389-477 NEWTOWN MONUMENT ASSOCIATION, 391 Centennial Committees and Officers, 391 The Monument—Inscription on Tablet, 393 Dedication of Monument—Masonic Ceremonies, 394 Masonic Ode by Hon. A S. Thurstom, 396 Masonic Historical Address by C. N. Shipman, Esq., 397 PUBLIC CELEBRATION. Opening Address by Judge Hiram Gray, 400 Verses of Welcome by Ausburn Towner, Esq., 400 Poem by Hon. Guy H. McMaster, 402 Address by Hon. Erastus Brooks, 410 Letter from Ex-Governor Horatio Seymour, 423 Address by Hon. Ellis H. Roberts, 425 Address by General William T. Sherman, 439, 440 Address by General H. W. Slocum, 442 Address by Hon. George W. Clinton, 443 Address by Hon. E. L. Dana, Wilkesbarre, Pa., 445 Address by Governor H. M. Hoyt, of Pennsylvania, 449 Address by Governor Nat. Head, New Hampshire, 450 Address by Hon. Steuben Jenkins, 451 Address by Major Douglass Campbell, 457
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Biographical Sketch of Gen. John Sullivan by Hon. Sylvester Dana,
471 General Sullivan's Official Report of Battle of Newtown, 473 Names of Persons Responding to Invitations, 477 Biographical Sketch of Col. Peter Gansevoort, 479
CELEBRATION AT WATERLOO. 481-535 History of, 483 Committees and Officers, 485 The Log Cabin, 487 Patrons of Husbandry—Veteran Soldiers, 488 Exploring Expedition, 489 Decorations on Centennial Day, 490 The Outpouring of the Masses, 493 Procession and Order of March, 495 EXERCISES AT THE FAIR GROUND, Address of Welcome by Jno. Reamer, Pres't of the Village, 498 Address of General Josiah T. Miller, Pres't of the Day, 499 Address of Ex-Lieut. Gov. William Dorsheimer, 501 Poem of Rev. Dwight Williams, 506 Letters from invited Guests : Jeptha R. Simms, (Aurora Centennial) 571 W. C. Watson, 512 M. M. Jones, 513 Names of others responding to invitations, 514 THE COLLATION. Responses to Sentiments and Toasts, 515 Remarks by D. B. Lum, 518 Remarks by Rev. D. Willers, D. D. 519 SKOI-YASE MONUMENT. History, Description and Dedication of, 489, 520 Address by Hon. A. L. Childs, 522 Address by Judge B. F. Hall, 523
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SKOI-YASE MONUMENT. Fire-Works and Illuminations, 524 Reception in the Evening, 525 Veterans and Pioneer Settlers, Young Ladies in the Procession,—Grangers Represented, 525 Military at Celebration, 527 Historical Paper by S. R. Welles, M. D., 528 Biographical Sketch of Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt. 537
CELEBRATION AT GENESEO, 539-563 History of Preliminary Arrangements, 541 Committees and Officers, 543 Decorations and Processions, 544 EXERCISES AT FAIR GROUNDS, 548 Introductory Address by Norman Seymour, 548 Poem by Hon. A. L. Childs, 549 Address by Hon. Wm. H. Bogart, 552 Address by General A. S. Diven, 553 Address by G. W. Patterson, 555 Removal of the Remains of Boyd and Parker, By Geo. H. Harris 556
CELEBRATION AT AURORA, (Aurora Centennial) 565-579 Decorations of the Village, (Aurora Centennial) 567 The Procession, (Aurora Centennial) 568 EXERCISES AT THE "OLD.FOUNDATION", (Aurora Centennial) 568 Remarks by Col. E. B. Morgan, (Aurora Centennial) 568 Remarks by Rev. W. S. Franklin, (Aurora Centennial) 569 EXERCISES AT ACADEMY HALL, (Aurora Centennial) 569 Letter from Ex-Governor Horatio Seymour, (Aurora Centennial) 570 Letters from D. M. Osborne and others, (Aurora Centennial) 571 Address by Rev. Charles Hawley. D. D., (Aurora Centennial) 571 Address by Hon. Wm. H. Bogart, (Aurora Centennial) 578 The Illumination—Notes, (Aurora Centennial) 579
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ADDRESSES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, LETTERS AND POEMS.
ADDRESSES AT CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS. Bogart, Hon. Wm. H. (Aurora Centennial) 552, 570 Brooks, Hon. Erastus 410 Campbell, Maj. Douglass 457 Childs, Hon. Albert L. 522 Clinton, Hon. Geo. W. 443 Craft, Rev. David 336 Dana, Hon. E. L. 445 Dana, Gen. Alex S. 471 Diven, Gen. Alex S. 553 Dorsheimer, Hon. Wm. 501 Franklin, Rev. W. S. (Aurora Centennial) 569 Gray, Hon. Hiram 400 Hall, Hon. Genj. F. 523 Hawley, Rev. Dr. Charles 571 Head, Hon. N. 450 Hoyt, Hon. Henry M. 449 Jenkins, Hon. Steuben 451 Lum, David B. 518 Miller, Hon. Josiah T. 499 Morgan, Col. E. B. (Aurora Centennial) 568 Patterson, Hon. Geo. W. 555 Reamer, John 498 Roberts, Hon. Ellis H. 425 Seward, Hon. Wm. H. 563 Seymour, Norman 548 Sherman, Gen. Wm. T. 439, 440 Shipman, Chauncey N. 397 Slocum, Gen. Henry W. 442 Van Campen, Maj. Moses 561 Welles, Hon. Samuel R. 528 Willers, Rev. Dr. Diedrich 519
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND NOTES. Beatty, Lieutenant Erkuries 15 Blake, Lieutenant Thomas 38 Boyd, Lieutenant Thomas 369 Brodhead, Colonel Daniel 306 Burrowes, Major John 42 Butler, Colonel William 373 Cilley, Colonel Joseph 348 Clinton, Brigadier General James 387 Cummings, Captain John N. 350 Dayton, Colonel Elias 363 Dearborn, Lieutenant Colonel Henry 62 Dubois, Colonel Lewis 384 Evans, Rev. Israel 346 Fish, Major Nicholas 383 Fogg, Major Jeremiah 92 Franklin, Captain John 350 Gano, Rev. John 355 Gansevoort, Colonel Peter 479 Gookin, Ensign Daniel 102 Hand, Brigadier General Edward 342 Hardenbergh, Lieutenant John L. 115 Harper, Colonel John 386 Hartley, Colonel Thomas 339 Hubley, Lieutenant Colonel Adam 145 Hunter, Rev. Andrew 346 Jenkins, Lieutenant John 168 Kirkland, Rev. Samuel 385 Livermore, Captain Daniel 178 Machin, Captain Thomas 194 McKendry, Lieutenant William 198 Maxwell, Brigadier General William 341 Montour, Catherine 363 Nukerck, Captain Charles 213 Poor, Brigadier General Enoch 341 Proctor, Colonel Thomas 342 Queen Esther 350
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND NOTES.—Continued. Reid, Colonel George 360 Rogers, Rev. William D. D., 246 Scott, Major William 373 Shreve, Colonel Israel 378 Shute, Lieutenant Samuel 267 Simpson, Captain Michael 371 Spalding, Captain Simon 377 Sullivan, Major General John 333, 446, 471 VanCortlandt, Colonel Philip 537 Van Schaick, Colonel Goose 196 Van Hovenburgh, Lieutenant Rudolphus 275 Weissenfels, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick 384 Willers, Rev. Diedrich, D. D., 519 Willett, Lieutenant Colonel Marinus 196 LETTERS. Brodhead, Col. Daniel 306 Clark, Gen. J. S. 293 Gansevoort, Col. Peter 372 Hoops, Maj. Adam 310 Jones, Maj. Morven M. 513 Osborne, Hon. D. M. 571 Schuyler, Gen. Philip 372 Seymour, Hon. Horatio 423, 570 Simms, Jeptha R. 511 Sullivan, Gen. John 296, 473 Washington, Gen. Geo. 341, 382 Watson, Hon. Winslow C. 512 POEMS AT CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS. Childs, Hon. Albert L. 549 McMaster, Hon. Guy H. 402 Thurston, Hon. Ariel S. 396 Towner, Ausburn 4oo Williams, Rev. Dwight 509
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