1782-03-25 Lead Mine Tract Lawyers

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In Council, Philadelphia, Monday, March 25th, 1782. . . An order was drawn on the Treasurer in favor of William Bradford, Jun’r, Esquire, Attorney General, on his order, for the sum of forty pounds specie, as a fee for himself and any other lawyer he may take to his assistance, in the cause now pending […]

1782-05-29 Account Settlement for William Henry

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FROM COL. WILLIAM HENRY TO PRESIDENT MOORE OF PENNSYLVANIA IN WHICH HE DESIRES A SETTLEMENT OF His ACCOUNTS. LANCASTER May 29th 1782 Sir. I have advanced 2,448. towards Recruiting the Pennsylvania Line, forty-eight pounds more than I have orders for. The Recruiting Service goes on but slowly. I should for my part be glad to have my Accounts […]

1782-10-19 Roberdeau Pay

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Note of the Supreme Executive Council, 19 October, 1782 The following orders were drawn on the Treasurer, vizt: In favor of Daniel Roberdeau, Esq’r, for seventy-three pounds one shilling and three pence specie, amount of his account for lead furnished by him in the year 1779, for the defence of the frontiers of this State, […]

1784-02-23 Names of Tories

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PA Archives, Series 1, Volume X, 1784, page 250- An Alphabetical List of All Persons Attainted of High Treason, in pursuance of the Treason Laws for the State of Pennsylvania. [Extracts] 251: Barrow, Samuel, of Barre, Bedford Co., yeoman 252: Croghan, George, surrend’d & disch’d.           Cuslan, William, labourer of East Pennsborough, Cumb’d Co.           […]

1889 History of Allegheny County

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“Strong suspicions were entertained about this time (fall 1777) of the loyalty of some of the inhabitants of Western Pennsylvania and Virginia, and numerous arrests were made; but the greater part of those arrested were paroled.  The most noted of these was Alexander McKee, who had formerly been deputy Indian agent at Pittsburgh, and who, […]

1894 Lead Mine Stories

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Observations of a man 113 years after the closing of Fort Roberdeau. The papers he refers to are similar to ones that are known of. But take this with a grain of salt. They are his suppositions about things he saw. August 26, 1894 Letter from John H. Keatley,Marshalltown Ohio.About seven miles west of Union […]

Soldiers in the War of the Revolution

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Militia, Flying Camp and Rangers from Pennsylvania who were applicants for State annuities, giving residence at the time with statement of service during the Revolution.  Taken from the Journals of Assembly.1 Allen, Peter, Huntingdon; in Colonel Watts’ Flying Camp; subsequently in Captain Thomas Alexander’s company, Colonel Piper, stationed in Sinking Valley to protect the lead […]

William Ferguson’s Pension

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“Once up the Juniata River to the Lead mines to bring the stores away that had been left there. We brot cannon, shovels, picks, etc. down the river in boats. It was in the Spring of the year in all time we were away about a month –”