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tuck at the time of the Revolution.

John Hubbard of Matiituck is named by Griffin, p. 235. He died
in 1775. at the age of thirty-six.

Cuiisiant Havens was a' son of Jonathan Havens and Hannah Brown ;
Moore's Index, No. 797.

L'llommedieu is a Southold name of frequent occurrence. .There
was more than one then living named Benjamin.

Benjamin Moore was probably the fourth of that name. See Moore's
Index, No. 460.

Nathaniel Reeves was perhaps son of Thomas Reeves, No. 563,
Moore's Index, who had also a brother named Thomas.

David Terry, perhaps son of Thomas Terry ; Moore's Index, No. 650.
He had a brother Jonathan, born in 1713-14.

John Wells may have been the son of Joshua Wells, No. 716, Moore's
Index.

Most of the above are mere conjectures. Captain Israel Horton,
Thomas Vail, and Constant Havens are identified more clearly.

I also have an old memorandum book which was bought by Thomas
Vail in New York city, May 20, 1760, and was used by him occasionally
so long as he lived.' It contains thirlj-six accounts, with various men



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Some Records of the French and Indian War. [A[)ril,



living at that time on the eastern end of Long Island, dated from 1760
to 1768. There are then several accounts with persons then living in
Lebanon, Connecticut, where 'Ihomas Vail resided for two or three
years. The remainder of the names are those of early residents in
Pomfret, Vermont, and the adjacent towns. Near the end of this book
I find a "Rank Roll of the Officers of the 2d New York Regt, 1760."
It is in two columns, headed and ruled as below :



Wright


Bui]


Morss


Griffing


Clinton


Durvea


■W^arters


Hilliard


Backer


Peitit


Dunbar


Clinton


Piatt


Bulk


Winekoop


Snelhen


Ilorton


Brodhead
Ramsor^.




Purdy


Dean


Coniine


Satterly


Pirce


Davis




Vail




Wilson



On previous pages I find parts of an attempted diary of events which
were mostly written with a lead pencil, and afterwards the same pages
were used for other memoranda in ink ; these are illegible. The entries
for four days are in ink, and are as follows :

" 19th Day. In evening we went by the fort silent and was not dis-
covered.

•' 20ih Day. We was laying below the fort when our people was
erecting a Battery.

"This 21 day we are very busy at work a opening our intrenchments.

" 2-^ day in the morning we opened fire."

It involved a good deal of careful reading to find what fort was alluded
to, and a piece of doggerel verse in the book about the capture of Fort
William Augustus did not help me much for a time.

But I fjund in Knox's jfournal^ Vol. IL, p. 405, the explanation, and
the same is found in Pouchot's y



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