New Ark July 9th 1777
The Commissioners are much Impeaded in their Business on Account of the Tory Women that remain with us;
they Secret the goods & conceal every thing they possibly can from them, which gives them a great deal of Trouble, hear is one James O’BRIEN & his Wife that have been great plunderers & Concealers of goods, & when Called in for any thing, they petition to have Leave to go among Christians, & not be detain’d among Brutes as they call us in this Town, —
pray make an order to send them to their Christian Friends, meaning our Enemies.
A List of Ladies Whose Husbands are with the Enemy—
Mary KINGSLAND, Mary STAGER, Filia RIKER, Froutis INTEREST, Sarah GARRABRANT, Mary GREENFIELD, Elizabeth HOWET, Martha HICKS, Mihitable HOUDINOT, Libtta VAN RIPER, Susana WICKS, Aulta VAN RIPER, Mary GARRABRANT, Jane DRUMMOND, Sarah SAYRES, Lydia SAYRES, Margaret NICHOLS, Elizabeth BROWN, Sarah CRAWFORT, & Abigail WARD.
by sending the above Women after their Husbands, will be an Advantage to the State, and save the Committion a Great deal of Trouble.
I am Sr. Your most Obedt. Huml.
[To William Livingston]
New Jersey Archives, William Livingston Papers (unpublished), Reel 5, Page 855.
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