Tag Archives: Governor George Clinton

The Tory William Caldwell

The name William Caldwell first caught my attention while researching the August 12, 1781, raid in Wawarsing. His name was mentioned again in Governor George Clinton’s public papers. It was also in connection to the August raid which, it was believed, was lead by Caldwell who was then a Captain.  During this raid he led other Tories [...]

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A Mystery Solved: Cornelius Hasbrouck, Stolen Cattle and Newburgh, NY Part III

Judge Robert Yates penned a letter dated January 13, 1781, to Governor George Clinton. It included the sworn examinations of John Stillwell, and John Simpson. He alerted the Governor that Cornelius Hasbrouck had been tried and convicted in the theft of Continental Army Cattle. Governor Clinton no doubt was also made aware of the examinations [...]

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“I AM NOT SO Rude AS YOU IMAGINE”

I love a good story whether it is true to not. There are many out there that are flat out lies such as Washington’s wooden teeth. However, stories still serve a purpose in history. One of my favorite stories involves the Baron and Baroness von Riedesel. It is believed that after the Battle of Saratoga [...]

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