OVER 062 Examination of Christopher Fletcher – March 4, 1808

|Order| Examination of Christopher Fletcher Mrch 4
Dutchess County fs.The Examination of Christopher
Fletcher taken upon oath the 4 March 1808. Says
he is an inhabitant of Swedish Pomerania, and is
by occupation a Furrier – That he was a soldier in
Bonaparts Army for 3 years and then embarked at
Amsterdam in an American Brig the Mary, Capt
Benj.n. Ward and [arrived] at New York upwards of 5
years ago. he lived a year with Wannebergh a Furrier
at 10$ a month, and afterwards lived a year in sd
City and worked in his room, at the end of this time
he entered on board the United States ship John Adams
and went from N York to Malta, and was then put
on the board the Hornet + remained there on the
Meditaranean station 11 months. + from thence was
put on board the Constitution and served then 10
months and was discharged from that vessel at New York
in December last – At this time the deponent +
one Peter Monkin purchased a Magic Lantern
+ other Shews, which cost 70$ with a veiw to make
a living |for| during the approaching winter. they traveled
from New York on the post road till they came to
Poughkeepsie town and put up at Jordan Norris
the 22 January. Next day Peter Monkin went of[f]
with the property and the deponent pursued him on
foot and overtook him near Richard Valentines. When
Monkin set of[f] again with the property, and the deponent
in the pursuit, felldown and dislocated his ankle
and has been laid up ever since. John Palmatier
and others took him on a sleigh to said Palmatiers
house where he remained till this time. +
not having any property except his clothes, he has been supported by the public ever since
Christopher + Fletcher his mark
Sworn before us the
4 March 1808
P RMaison
Wm Emott} Justices

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