Sunday, August 19, 2012

Joseph Haight

On August 20, 1776, the Continental Congress indicated

   The Board of Treasury reported, that there is due,
   To Joseph Haight, for sundry supplies of provisions and wood for the British prisoners at Burlington [New Jersey], from the 10th June to the 18th July...two hundred and seventy seven dollars and 36/90 of a dollar:
   Ordered, That the sum be paid

Major Joseph Haight was an office in the Second Regiment of the Burlington County New Jersey Militia.  In addition to his care for British prisoners, the New Jersey Convention ordered Haight and several other officers of the Burlington and Monmouth county militia to "disarm and take prisoners" Monmouth County Loyalists arming to aid the British Army.

Worthington Chauncey Ford, ed., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789: Vol. 5: June 5-October 8, 1776 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1906), 673; William S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War... (Trenton: Wm. T. Nicholson & Co., Printers, 1872), 359; Isaac Collins, ed., Journal of the Votes & Procedures of the Convention of New-Jersey... (Trenton: Joseph Justice, Printer, 1831 [1776]), 36.
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