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George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799: Series 4. General Correspondence. 1697-1799

Catherine Vanwaggoner, September 15, 1778, Affidavit on Hermanus Demun, Image 110 of 1120

 

George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799: Series 4. General Correspondence. 1697-1799

Catherine Vanwaggoner, September 15, 1778, Affidavit on Hermanus Demun, Image 111 of 1120

 

(Transcribed by Robert A. Rowe)

"Catherine Vanwaggoner (wife of Symon Vanwaggoner) of Poughataughen

Being duly Sworn Saith that on Wednesday was a week*, a party of Men

who told her they came from Schogary, came to her house and Enquired

where all the Men was. She told them that they were all gone down to Marble-

town by order of Coll. Contine, who had Sent a guard for them, and She

Expected another guard and then they were all to goe down to Esopus.

they answered She lyed, the Men was all gone to the Indians. She

told them they were Not, but was gone down with the guard; that

was come to fetch them, the[y] Insisted that She was Dam'd Lyaer.

after a little time a waggon was heard. they askt her who that was with

the waggon. She told them it was Hermanus Demun and John

Barrow, who was come up in order to fetch Some of their goods, that

Dumun had Moved down with his family the week before. by this

time the waggon was at the house. Dumun was Stop'd, and the Horses

taken out of the waggon. Duman and Barrow put on one of the Horses,

and So went away with them. Not long after She heard two guns

fired, about two hours after Dumon came to her house, and told her

he was Shot, and that he believd he was a dead Man. Dumon told

her further that the[y] had threatened to carry him to Butler and the [that?]

he had told them he would Rather die than be carried to Butler; after

which he attempted to Make his Escape from them and was Shot

in Making the atempt. Some time after two of the Sd. party came

to the House and seem'd very Sorry that Demon was Shot. after

this Deponant though[t] the whole party was gone, there came two of

the party and threatened to tomhawk Demon as he lay on his

Death Bed, took his Shoes, Buckles and hat away with them.

this Deponant further Saith that the party took three horse

Kind the property of her husband, with Many other things

belonging to her,

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and further Saith that Dumon Died Some time after & further

Saith Not.

her

Sworn before Me this Catherine Vanwaggoner

15th Day of September, 1778. Mark

Levi Pawling."

*["Wednesday was a week," is in error by one week]