Three Rivers
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

The Book of Names
Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the
Mohawk Valley
Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy
Published by The Enterprise and News
St. Johnsville, NY., 1933

Albany County
Names of The Members of The Albany Committee of Correspondence

The following names of the Albany Committee and adjoining precincts is taken from the volume of minutes published by the State of New York in 1925. This volume given the minutes in detail under date of each separate meeting. From this we have gathered all the names as they appear in the book. While this takes us out of the Mohawk Valley and down the Hudson we deem it proper to incorporate them into the present work because of their intimate relations with the Committeemen of the Mohawk Valley. It was in the upper Mohawk that the far flung battle line was drawn across the wide frontier threatened by Canada at the north and the Iroquois from the west. As the supplies and munitions came up the Hudson and thence to the front and as communications from the front passed through Albany there naturally grew up relations with compelled their treatment as an entire group. In come instances men will be found who belonged to two or more of these committees. Their names have therefore been duplicated in order that their full activities may be of record. Following the Albany names those of the outlying districts north and south are added under their separate divisions. The Oath of Secrecy appears in the Albany book and as it breathes the spirit of the times we reproduce it in full. A careful reading ought to present a picture of the state of the times which could produce an instrument of that character.

The Oath of Secrecy

We the subscribers do swear on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God that we will no divulge or make known to any Person or Persons whomsoever (except to a Member or Members of this Board) the name of any Member of this Committee giving his vote upon any controverted matter which may be debated or determined in Committee, or the arguments used by such Person or Persons upon such Controverted Subject, and all other such matters as shall be given hereafter in charge by the chairman of this Committee to the Members to be kept secret under the sanction of this Oath, until discharged therefrom by this committee or a majority of the subscribers of the Survivors of them, or unless when called upon as a Witness in a Court of Justice.

Names of The Albany Committeeman

Albany Committee of Correspondence

Schoharie and Duanesburgh

Johannes Ball, a thorough going whig was chairman of the committee from its organization to the end of the war. It consisted generally of six members, and underwent some changes to meet the exigencies of the times. The above person were believed to be members in the course of the war.

Saraghtoga (Saratoga)

Corporation of Cambridge

Grote Imboght


Schonectady (Schenectady)

Cocksakie and Katskill (Catskill)


Manor of Livingston


Schagtekoeke Dis.

Nistegaone and Half Moon

Sinkaick and Hosick District

Bennington District

Manor of Rensselaerwyck

Kings District

German Camp

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