Three Rivers
Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

ORDERLY BOOKS of
The Fourth New York Regiment 1778-1780
The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783
by Samuel Tallmadge and Others
with Diaries of Samuel Tallmadge, 1780-1782 and John Barr, 1779-1782
Prepared for publication by Almon W. Lauber PH.D. of The diviSton of Archives and History
Albany, The UniverStty of the State of New York, 1932.

Journal of SAMUEL TALLMADGE, Part THREE

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Hutts Pequanneck Tuesday Apl 30th 1782
Nothing Extraordinary
Do. . . . . . . . Do Wednesday May 1st Do
Do. . . . . . . . Do Thursday 2nd
Do. . . . . . . . Do Friday 3d
Do. . . . . . . . Do Saturday .4th
DO. . . . . . . .Do Sunday 5th
Do. . . . . . . . Do Monday 6th
Do. . . . . . . . Do Tuesday 7th
Do. . . . . . . . Do Wednesday8th
Do. . . . . . . . Do Thursday 9th
Do. . . . . . . . Do Friday 10th
Do. . . . . . . . Do Saturday 11 th

Hutts Pequanneck Sunday May 12th 1782 the York Brigade was Mustered and Inspected.

Hutts Pequanneck Monday May 13th 1782 Hutts

Pequanneck Tuesday May 14th 1782
Went to Prankness on a ViStt.

Prankness Wendnesday May 15th 1782
Returned to Camp.

Hutts Pequanneck Thursday May 16th 1782
Stormey weather.

Hutts Pequanneck Friday May 17th 1782
Do. . . . . . Do Saturday 18th. . . .
Do. . . . . . Do Sunday 19th. . . . .
Do. . . . . . Do Monday 20th
Do. . . . . . Do Tuesday 21 st ....
Do. . . . . . Do Wednesday 22d ....
Do. . . . . . Do Thursday 23d ....
Do. . . . . . Do Friday 24th....
Do. . . . . . Do Saturday 25th ....
Do. . . . . . Do Sunday 26th ....
Do. . . . . . Do Monday 27th ....
Do. . . . . . Do Tuesday 28th ....


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Do. . . . . . .Do Wednesday. .29th ....
Do. . . . . . .Do Thursday 30th ....
Do. . . . . . .Do Friday 31 st ....
Do. . . . . . .Do Saturday June 15t ....
Do. . . . . . .Do Sunday 2d ....
Do. . . . . . .Do Monday 3d ....
Do. . . . . . .Do Tuesday 4th ....

The Brigade passed Inspection
Hutts Pequanneck Wednesday June 5th 1782
Do. . . . . . . . Do Thursday 6th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Friday 7th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Saturday 8th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Sunday 9th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Monday 10th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Tuesday 11th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Wednesday 12th. . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Thursday 13th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Friday 14th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Saturday 15th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Sunday 16th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Monday 1 7th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Tuesday 18th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Wednesday 19th. . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Thursday 20th. . . . . .

Hutts Pequanneck Friday June 21 st 1782
Do. . . . . . . . Do Saturday 22nd. . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Sunday 23d. . . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Monday 24th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Tuesday 25th. . . . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Wednesday 26th. . . .
Do. . . . . . . . Do Thursday 27th. . . . . . .

Hutts Pequanneck Friday June 28th 1782
I sot out for the northward and put up at Ringwood.

Ring Wood Saturday June 29th 1782
proceeded on to Starling, Oxford and Blooming [ ] dined and then Continued my Journey to new Windsor

New Windsor Sunday June 30th 1782
Crossed the river at Lottemores Ferry halted at PoughkeepSte, and then proceeded on to the nine Partners.


778

Nine Partners Monday July 1st 1782

Nine Partners Tuesday July 2nd 1782

Nine Partners Wednesday July 3d 1782
I went to [K] inderhook.

Kinderhook Thursday July 4th 1782(24)

Kinderhook Friday July 5th 1782

Kinderhook Saturday July 6th
Returned to the Nine Partners.

Nine Partners Sunday July 7th 1782
Do .Do Monday Do 8th
Do .Do Tuesday Do 9th
Do . Do Wednesday
Do .10th Sot out for Camp put up at Fish Kills

Fish Kills thursday July 11 th 1782
proceded on to Head Quarters halted Continued on to the Clove put up at Mr Millers.

Smiths Clove Friday July 12th 1782
Arrived in Camp.

Hutts Pequanneck Saturday July 13th 1782
Nothing Remarkable.

Hutts Pequanneck Sunday July 14th 1782
Nothing Remarkable.

Hutts Pequanneck Monday July 15th 1782
Nothing Remarkable.

Hutts Pequanneck Tuesday July 16th 1782
Do Do Wednesday Do 17th

Hutts Pequanneck Thursday July 18th 1782
Our Brigade took the Field and Encamped at Pompton Plains.
[In the back of the Journal is this item: "Albany, Saturday August 18th, 1781 buStness of the utmost inportance was transacted and agreed to."
Rows of figures are added up, the meaning and connection of which are not clear.]


24 It seems more than probable that he was viStting his fiancee at Kinderhook.


779

A SONG
O, nancy wilt thou go with me
Nor Stgh to leave the flaunting town
Can Stlent glens have Charms for the
the lowly Cott and russent gown

No longer dressd in Stlken green
No longer deckrd with Jewels rare
Say Canst thou Quit Each Courtly scene
Where thou ware fairest of the fair.

O nancy! when thou'rt far away
wilt thou not Cast a wish behind
Say Canst thou face the parching ray
Nor shrink before the wintry wind

O Can that soft and gentle mein
Extreems of hardships learn to bear,
Nor sad regret each Courtly scene
Where thou were fairest of the fair

a nancy! Canst thou love so true
thro' perils keen with me to go
Or when thy swain mishaps shall [ ]
to share with him the pangs of woe

Say should disease or pain befall
Wilt thou assume the nurses Care
Nor wistfull those gay scenes recall
Where thou wert fairest of the fair

and when at last they love shall die
Wilt thou receive his parting breath
Wilt thou repress each struggling Stgh
and Chear with smiles the bed of Death

and wilt thou oer his breathless Clay
Strew flowers and drop the tender tear
Nor then regret those scenes so gay
Where thou were fairest of the fair

Finis.


780

EPIGRAM
Mistaken nature here has Joined
A beauteous face, and ugly mind,
In vain the faultless features strike
When soul and body are unlike
Pity that snowey breast should hide
Deceit, and avarice, and pride.
So in rich Jars from China brought
With glowing Colours gaily Wrought
Oft times the suttle spider dwells
With secret Venom bloated swells
Weaves all his fatal nets within
As unsuspected, as unseen.

Finis.

from Niagara to frontenac 197 miles, from oswego to frontence 70 miles. A small sketch of the Lakes and Forts with their names in New France, or Cannada

River St Lawrence bounding nearly Southwest and Northeast Emtying into the Gulf of St Lawrance, Anticosti Island lying Just at the mouth of the river in the Gulf of St Lawrence.

Lake Champlain bounding much the same Course Emtying into the River St Lawrence at Fort Sorell, the River St Lawrence and the outlet of Lake Champlain m[ake] a fork where it unites at Lake St Peter between which lays Fort Sorell, Laprarie, Chamblis, St Johns, and Moulinet, Crown Point being Sttuated on the southwest End of Lake Champlain, where is a fortification Ticondaroga between Crown Point and Fort Wm Henry at Crown Point falls.

Fort Wm Henry being Sttuated on the west End of Lake George Emtying into Lake Champlain, Soth Bay and wood Creek Emtying into the same Lake laying southeast from Fort Wm Henry, Fort Edward nearly parralell to wood Creek, Sttuated on the East Stde of Hudsons River, Saratogue Laying on the East and west Stdes of Hudsons River, the place where Burgoine surrendered his army to Genl Gates 1777 Montreal laying on the northwest Stde of the River St Lawrence Just where Utawas River unites with that of St Lawrance - Quebec being Sttuated a Greate Distance down the River St Lawrence on the same Stde as that of Montreal, Hudsons River Extending northward Ends between the River St Lawrence and Lake Champlain, the head of which is a Morass, and a ConStderable body of water from whence


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it receives its supply - Lake Champlain being Sttuated between the upper Ends of Hudsons and Connecticut Rivers.

N. B. where the outlet of Lake Champlain unites, with the River St Lawrence, is a Lake Called Lake St -Peter where trois Riveres Emties into the River St Lawrence. Cape Chat, and Cape Anne lays in St Lawrences River - Kenebec river Extending nearly to that of St Lawrence, where there is a small Carrying place to another River which Leads to Quebec on one branch of Kenebec lays Lake Chanbesee fort William Sttuated where it unites with the Kenebec

When I was last at London I heard this happy [ ]
and Ile relate it unto you if you will not refuse
Its of a Jovell sayler a merry hearted Lad
Who Chanced to meet with a beauty bright whose Counta[nence] was sad

2d
he asked hur the reason what made hur so Cast down
She answered him with modesty she neither smild but frowned
Its all for the sake of my own true love so long is gone to See
and I hant had any love from him Stnce cer he went from me

3d
Perhaps I know this young man when I was last at see
and lIe Discribe him unto you if you will answer me
and if that I discribe him right and if I tell you true
you must Consent to marry me, if he neer Comes to you

4th
Hes proper tall and Comely no Courage doth he lack
Hes hansome in every feature, to none he'll turne his back
He belongs unto the rainbow, hes mate to Capt Low
and his name is Johnny Jaimin is this the man you know

5th
ods Zouns it is the name she Crys I think it is the man
Come tell me whether hes Iiveing and do no longer stand
Cheare up my dearest Polly, for very well I know
that your love Johnny Jaimin died full five months ago


782

6th
with ringing of hur lilly white hands the tears run down hur Cheeks
hur heart was filled with sorrow not one word Could she speake
he led hur to her Chamber where she alone did ly
Sighing and lementing wishing hurself to dye

7th
he turned his back unto hur, his heart was filled with woe
to think how he had served hur although he loved hur so
he dressed himself in scarlet and back to hur he Came
with a full resolution to Comfort hur againe.

8th
Cheare up my dearest Polly leave all your fears behind
for I ve Come with a resolution all for to Ease your mind
She went for to oblige him & struck! amazed was She
and who but Johnny J aimin Can this young sailer be.

9th
oh Johnny oh Johnny how Could you serve me so
Dear Polly Dear Polly I did it for to know.
It was all for to try your Constancy to see if youd prove true
and I never found any turtle dove that ever Exceeded you 10th

10th
adieu unto the rainbow since Polly Joined my heart
theres nothing shall separate us untill death does us part
for she's brighter than the morning star more fairer than ye Rose
and in hur Charming modesty oh there hur beauty groes
shes briter than the morning starr more fairer than ye Rose
or any scarlet blossom which in the garden groes.

Different stages with their Distance from kings ferry to Virginia.
from kings ferry to morristown 50 Miles
Do to backenridge 8
Do to Sumerset 9
Do to Princetown 16
Do to T rentown 12
Do to the Landing 2
by water to Brister & Burlington 15
Do Do Philadephia 25


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Do to Chester 15 miles
Do to Marcus hook 4

Do to Wilmington{ 8
Situated on Christian Creek {8

Do to Newport by Land 3 miles. by water 7
Do to Christeen Bridge. .Do 10
Do to the head af Elk by Land 12
Do to Charlestown an Chesapeak bay 10
Do to the lower ferry on the Susquehannah 6
Do to Bushtown 11
Do to Powder River 12
Do to Baltimore 15
Do to Annapolis by Land 30 by water 40
Do to Popple Island 25
Do to Pretuyen 50
Do to Paketank 100
Do to York River 30
Do to Hamptan Roade 25
{at the mouth af the James River 25
Do to Colledge Landing up James River 25
Do to Williamsburgh by Land 6
Do to York Town and Glocester 12

Total. . . . 577

The Different stages with their Distance from Williamsburgh to the Northward.
from Williamsburgh to Bird Tavern 15 Miles
Do to new kent 17
Do to New Castle 16
Do to Hanover Court house, & york River 15
Do to New Market 20
Do to Genl Spotwood Plantation 19
Do to Fradricksburgh 6
Do to Acquiah 6
Do to Colchester Ferry Ocquan River 18
Do to Tippits Plantation 9
Do to Georgetown on ye Petomack River 17
Do to Bladensburgh 8


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Do to Halls Plantation on pine River . . 7 Miles
Do to Deep Run. . 19
Do to Elk Ridge Landing Tetrapschs River. . 3
Do to Baltimore. . .8
Do to Christeen Bridge. . .67
Do to Newport . .5
Do to Wilmington. . .3
Do to Marcus hook. . .10
Do to Philadelphia. . . 18
Do to Lower Dublon . . [ ]
Do to Trentown . . 20 miles
Do to Princetown . . 12
Do to Pumpton . . 47 7

Due Capt Gregorie of Norwalk one hundred and twenty six Continental Dollars for Entertainment
Apl 4th 1781 S. T.

Received of J ac [0] b Riker [ ] n the sum of forty five pounds Eighteen Shillings for one hundred and thirty pounds in [ ] notes
Apl 16th 1781 SAM TALLMAGE

Sent Mr Quackenbush £ 20
Bodley 20
Tompkins 20
Moss 20 - 8 certificate
Putnam 20 20
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Total £ 93 -8-

Albany Apr 25th 1781 sent by [ ] James Johnston a letter to Capt James Tallmadge Inclosed was a Certificate amounting to ninety three pounds Eleven shillings N. York Currency to be forwarded to Mr Ketchem, the former owner was Anthy D. Rushta Addressed the Letter [to] Milanton Smith [ ] Saml [ ]

Recd Albany Apr 26th 1781 of Timothy Titus forteen silk handkerchs one yard of Sattin one do black Riband handkerchiefs at 15 shillings Each
Satin at - 20 Do
Riband 3 Do
Recd of Ensign Saml Tallmadge Six Silver Dolo.
Albany Apl 26th 1781 TIMOTHY TITUS


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Major Tallmadges account paid to Mr Frilick for a 27 £ acct one Joe(25)
beeing £ 6-8-0- and one Gunea £ 1-17-.-0. Total amount £ 8-5-5

Sold to Capt Wright May 14. 1781 one pr thread stockings one pr Silk
Do 9 dols

Recd Fort Plain May 12th 1782 of Ensign Saml Tallmadge twenty Dols in Specil for a Certificate amounting to forty pounds which Capt Smith is requested to Deliver to him two half Joes & four Dols silver
JOOL HICKS &c


25 This refers to the Portuguese gold coin called johannes worth $9.


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