Zephaniah Platt
Papers, 1745-1846; bulk, 1785-1800

SC9828

Quantity: 2 boxes (0.25 cubic ft.) plus 1 extra-large (EL) folder
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Purchase: Henry Barton, New York, N.Y., January 1919
Processed By: Honor Conklin, Archivist, Manuscripts and Special Collections, July 1991

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Biographical Note:

Zephaniah Platt (1735-1807), the son of Zephaniah Platt (1705-1778), was born in Huntington, New York. He married Mary Hannah Davis and Mary Van Wyck and fathered 14 children, the first five of whom were born in Huntington: Hannah (1758-?), Elizabeth (1765-1787), Mary (1767-?), Mary (1780-1812), Zephaniah Jr. (1756-1830), Theodorus (1763-1806), Jonas (1769-1834), William Pitt (1771-1835), Charles Z. (1773-1820), Nathaniel Z. (1775-1820), Robert (1778-1858), Levi (1782-?), David (1784-1805), and James (1788-1870).

Eventually Platt moved his family to Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, and served as a lawyer, a judge, a member of the New York Provincial Congress, a delegate to the constitutional convention, and a New York State Senator. The New York State Legislature, in 1781, in an attempt to encourage the raising of troops, offered bounties of unappropriated lands to officers and soldiers. In 1784 Zephaniah Platt and 32 others were granted a patent for land west of Lake Champlain in what in now Clinton County. Platt, with Nathaniel Platt and Simon R. Reeves also acquired a second patent in that vicinity. Zephaniah’s brother Charles was the first actual settler in what was to become Plattsburgh, in 1785, with Zephaniah Platt arriving in 1795, as well as their brothers Nathaniel and Daniel. Zephaniah Platt is buried in Riverside Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note:

The Zephaniah Platt papers (1745-1846) are organized into four series: Family Correspondence, Correspondence, Financial and Legal Papers, and Land Papers.

Family Correspondence is primarily letters addressed to Zephaniah Platt from his children, one from his brother Charles, and letters from prospective sons-in-law and their fathers, John and William Smith and Abraham Brinkeroff Junior and Senior.

Correspondence is concerned, for the most part, with land matters involving Zephaniah Platt in Dutchess and Clinton counties. The letters are to and by others as well as Zephaniah Platt, and include family members and business partners such as the members of the Bailey family, Egbert Benson, R. Cochran, Simeon DeWitt, David Gelston, George Izard, Brockholst Livingston, Gilbert Livingston, Burnet Miller, Simon R. Reeves, Ananias Rogers, Peter Sailly, Melancton Smith, John Tayler, Reuben Hyde Walworth, Hugh White, General James Wilkinson, and Woolsey family members. There are some letters to Reverend Frederick Halsey (1761-1838), the son of Cornelius Halsey (1721-1782), who was born in Southampton, New York, and attended Clinton Academy, East Hampton, New York, and Columbia University, New York City. In 1794 or 1796 Halsey moved to Plattsburgh, New York, and organized the First Presbyterian Church where he preached for 43 years. Reverend Halsey married two cousins, Letitia Platt and Maria (Platt) Mann, the daughters of Zephaniah Platt’s brothers, Nathaniel and Charles, as well as Hannah Rogers.

Financial and Legal Papers include an account memorandum book of Zephaniah Platt’s for 1785; business agreements; a military certificate, and inspection returns for Clinton County; receipts; and the estate papers and wills for Gerald W. Beekman (1786), Gisbert Pele [Pelze?] (1755, 1790), and John Platt (1771).

Land papers consist of abstracts, agreements, deeds and maps for lands in the Nine Partners Patent, Dutchess County, New York, and various patents in Clinton County, New York, as well as maps for Gadaqueda Patent, Oneida County, New York, and Somerset, Windham County, New York. Several documents pertain to the founding of Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, with a list of the original proprietors. There are a total of seven maps, two of unidentified locations.

An index to names of individuals and parties responsible for creating the letters and documents in the collection follows the box-and-folder list.

Box and Folder List:


Box Folder Contents
1 1 Genealogical Chart
    Family Correspondence
1 2 Platt, Betsy from John Smith, her fiancé, 1758
1 3 Platt, Mrs. Mary from Robert Platt, her son, 1798
1 4 Platt, Nathaniel Z. from Charles Z., his brother, 1799
1 5 Platt, Zephaniah from Abraham Brinkerhoff, Jr., his son-in-law, 1799-1800
1 6 Platt, Zephaniah from Abraham Brinkerhoff, Sr., his in-law, 1799
1 7 Platt, Zephaniah from Charles Platt, his brother, 1785
1 8 Platt, Zephaniah from Charles Z. Platt, his son, 1797-1800
1 9 Platt, Zephaniah from Elizabeth Platt, [his daughter?], 1785
1 10 Platt, Zephaniah from Jonas Platt, his son, 1800
1 11 Platt, Zephaniah from Nathaniel Platt, his son, 1794
1 12 Platt, Zephaniah from Theodorus Platt, [his son?], 1797, 1799
1 13 Platt, Zephaniah from Zephaniah Platt, Jr., his son, 1800
1 14 Platt, Zephaniah from William Smith, his in-law, 1785
    Correspondence
1 15 Platt, Zephaniah to others, 1785, 1787, 1790, 1800
1 16 [Platt, Zephaniah?] to others, holograph copies, 1785, 1786, 1788, n.d.
1 17 Bailey, James from [?] Douglas, 1842
1 18 Bailey, William from Theodore Platt, 1797
1 19 Billings, Major Andrew from William Bott, 1786
1 20 Brand, James from R[euben] H[yde] Walworth, 1846
1 21 C[ochran?], Robert from Roger Stevens, 1784
1 22 Griffin Family, 1834, n.d.
1 23 Frederick Halsey, (Rev.) from various, 1785-1818, n.d.
1 24 Frederick Halsey, (Rev.) from Nehemiah B. Cook, a school-age friend, ca. 1785-1790
1 25 Lansing, Abraham from Alexander Webster, 1786
1 26 Platt, Charles from John Bayley [Bailey?], 1785
1 27 Platt, Nathaniel from various, 1794, 1800
1 28 Platt, Theodorus from Theodorus Bailey, 1800
1 29 Platt, Zephaniah from Richard Snedecker, 1785
1 30 [Platt, Zephaniah?] from various, 1784-1785
2 31 Platt, Zephaniah from various, 1784-1788
2 32 Platt, Zephaniah from various, 1790, 1799
2 33 Platt, Zephaniah from various, 1800
2 34 Platt, Zephaniah from various, n.d.
2 35 Smith, Melancton from George Izard, 1814
2 36 Smith, Melancton from various, 1814-1817
2 37 Smith, Melancton from Hugh White, holograph copies, 1785
2 38 [?] from various, holograph copies not fully identified, 1785, 1800
2 39 [?] from Colonel John Frear
    Financial and Legal Papers
2 40 Account memorandum book of Zephaniah Platt, 1785
2 41 Agreements, 1745, 1754, 1762, 1801, 1821, 1829
2 42 Certificate for Hiram Walworth, solicitor and counselor, 1831
2 43 Estate of Gerard W. Beekman, regarding his land on west side of Lake Champlain, 1786
2 44 Military certificate for Levi Platt, as paymaster of the militia of Clinton County, 1804
2 45 Military inspection returns, General Benjamin Mooers Brigade of Clinton County, mentions Robert Platt, 1803, 1811
2 46 Receipts, 1780, 1783, 1785, 1786, 1802, 1811, 1814-1816, 1818, 1823, 1832, n.d.
2 47 Will of Gisbert Pele [Pelze?], 1755 and 1790
2 48 Will of John Platt of Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York, 1771
    Land Papers
2 49 Abstract of Dean’s Patent, Clinton County, New York, Copy of 1769
2 50 Abstract survey directives for Beekman’s Patent, Clinton County, New York, 1782, 1786
2 51 Agreements regarding the founding of Plattsburgh, New York, with lists of the original proprietors, copy of 1769, 1782-1786
2 52 Agreements between Zephaniah Platt and John Cochran for land in Clinton County, New York, 1793, 1794
  EL Deed (Letters patent) to Zephaniah Platt for 4,170 acres on west side of Lake Champlain, Washington County (now Clinton County, New York?), with pendant state seal, February 28, 1787.
2 53 Indentures between Thomas Cooper and Daniel Brodhead for land in the Nine Partners Patent, Crum Elbow, Dutchess County, New York, 1750, 1752
2 54 Indenture between Theodorus Van Wyck and Zephaniah Platt and John Bailey for land in the Great Nine Partners Patent, Dutchess County, New York, 1767
2 55 Letter with two maps showing Dean’s, Beekman’s, and Kelly’s Patents, Clinton County, New York, 1785
2 56 List of proprietors of Skene’s ore bed, [southern Clinton County, New York], 1785
2 57 Map and survey of Bell’s Tracts, [Clinton County, New York?], 1790, n.d.
  EL A map of a tract of land [Sadaqueda Patent, Deerfield Township, Oneida County?] in the county of Montgomery in the state of New York lying north of the Mohawk River and forfeited to the people of the State aforesaid by the attainder of Hugh Wallace, Esq., and now the property of the persons named in the chart laid down by a scale of 20 chains to an inch June 1784 … . 39.5 x 45.5 cm.

Names on the map: William Floyd, John Tayler, Hugh White, Simon Reeves [Reves?] and Jeremiah Rensselaer, Ezra La’Homedieu [sic], Zephaniah and Nathaniel Platt, Melancthon [Melancton] Smith

  EL Map of Zephaniah Platt lots in Township No. 24, [Somerset, Windham County, Vermont?], n.d. 54 x 38 cm.

Names on the map: David Gelston, Zephaniah Platt, Nathaniel Platt, Melancton Smith, Levi Platt, William Thorn, Simon R. Reves, Mathias B. Miller.

2 58 2 maps of lots in unidentified locations, n.d.

Index to Letters and Documents by Author:

Name Folder Item
Addoms, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. N.p. , June 1, 1786. A.L.S. 31 130
Antill, Edward. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Hazenburgh, November 4, 1786. A.L.S. 31 139
Armstrong. Map of the Armstrong lot. Ms. N.p. , n.d. 58 18
Bailey, Henry. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Half-Moon, [New York], May 23, 1785. A.L.S. 31 163
Bailey, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], August 22, 1785. 31 154
Bailey, Theodorus. Letter to T. Platt. Poughkeepsie, [New York], October 8, 1800. 28 36
Bailey, William. Return of Survey for Z. Platt of a parcel of land situated along Lake Champlain, New York. N.p. , July 21, 1785. Ms. 50 193
Ball, Robert. Maps of land surveyed for him. N.p. , n.d. Ms. 57 20
Bayley [Bailey], John G. Letter to Charles. Platt. A.L.S. Newbury, February 26, 1785. 26 186
Beekman, Wm. & others. Petition of the heirs of G.W. Beekman to the New York State Legislature. A.L.S. New York, March 30, 1786. 43 141
Benson, Egbert. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], February 8, 1815. 36 51
Benson, Egbert. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], March 9, 1816. 36 52
Bloom, Isaac. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. N.p, May 4, 1785. 31 173
Bott, William. Letter to Andrew Billings. A.L.S. Booneton, March 22, 1786. 19 140
Brewer, Samuel. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Ticonderoga, [New York], September 16, 1785. 31 161
Brewster, Henry. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Blooming Grove, [New York], May 16, 1816. 23 55
Brewster, Henry & Martha. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Blooming Grove, [New York], March 25, 1821. 23 66
Brinckerhoff, Abraham. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, February 28, 1799. 6 103
Brinckerhoff, Abraham. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, March 1800. 5 78
Brinckerhoff, Abraham, Jr. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, February 28, 1799. 5 102
Brinckerhoff, Abraham, Jr. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, October 28, 1799. 5 94
Brinckerhoff, Abraham, Jr. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, January 2, 1800. 5 93
Brown, Samuel. Bond to T. Van Wyck. D.S. Fishkill, [New York], September 1, 1761. 41 198
Brush, John. Letter to Nathanial Z. Platt. A.L.S. Huntington, [New York], April 12, 1794. 27 110
Bryce, Rachel. Letter to Nathanial Z. Platt. A.L.S. Bought, September 21, 17--. 34 125
Carpenter, David. Receipt from C. Platt. ANS. March 2, [1785]. 46 184
Celly, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Schroon Lake, [New York], October 10, 1800. 33 38
Chittenden, Nathaniel. Promissory note with Frederick Halsey. NS. N.p. , December 31, 1802. 46 30
Clinton, George, Governor of New York State. Commission to L. Platt as Paymaster. D.S. Albany, [New York], February 27, 1804. 44 43
Cochran, R. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Crown Point, [New York], March 4, 1785. 31 182
Cochran, R. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Crown Point, [New York], July 10, 1785. 31 170
Cochran, R. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Crown Point, [New York], January 3, 1786. 31 136
Cochran, R. Letter to Zephaniah Platt.  A.L.S. Albany, [New York], March 12,
1786.
31 134
Cochran, R. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Fort Edward, [New York], December 4, 1800. 33 40
Coe, Jonas. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Troy, [New York], January 25, 1799 23 68
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Westhampton, [New York], March 24, 1784. 24 28
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Westhampton, [New York], October 23, 1785. 24 29
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Westhampton, [New York], December 4, 1785. 24 32
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Westhampton, [New York], February 17, 1786. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Westhampton, [New York], November 23, 1786. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. [Westhampton, New York], December 26, 1786. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Easthampton, [New York], October 9, 1787. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Town, January 18, 789. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey.  A.L.S. Town, March 12, 1789. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey.  A.L.S. Bridgehampton, [New York], June 25, 1789. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Town, August 17, 1789. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. N.p. , April 13, 1790. 24 67
Cook, Nehemiah B. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. N.p. , February 14, [17--]. 24 67
Cooper, Thomas. Deed to Daniel Brodhead of parcel of land in Crum Elbow, New York. D.S. Morris County, West New Jersey, April 10, 1750 53 201
DeBussy, R.E. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. New York, April 20, 1816. 36 53
DeWitt, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Clintontown, February 14, 1800. 33 88
DeWitt, Simeon. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], October 1785. 31 143
Dodge, Richard. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. Johnstown, [New York], December 27, 1814 36 49
Douglas, H.H. Letter to James Bailey. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], March 7, 1842. 17 26
Downer, Abraham. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. Chestertown, [New York], June 28, 1785. 31 168
Ferris, Jacob. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], January 28, 1787. 31 121
Fontfreyde, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], November 24, 1785. 30 147
Frear, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], November 30, 1801. 39 41
Freligh, Nicholas. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Niscayuna [sic], [New York], February 28, 1800. 33 81
Gilston, David. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, November 8, 1799. 32 97
Gilston, David. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], February 14, 1800 33 85
Gilston, David. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Albany, February 27, 1800. 33 82
Gilbert, Joseph. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Burlington, [Vermont], July 28, 1785. 31 156
Graham, F.V.W. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], October 30, 1800. 33 37
Graham, F.V.W. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], September 27, 1785. 31 151
Griffin, A.P. Letter to H. Walworth. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], January 24,1834. 22 60
Halsey, Abraham. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. New York, September 12,
1818.
23 70
Halsey, Frederick. Bills, receipts, & notes. Ms. Plattsburgh, [New York], 1814-1832 46 72
Halsey, William. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Westhampton, [New York], December 22, 1799. 23 96
Hammond, Eleazer. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Tolland, [Connecticut], September 19, 1785. 31 162
Harpur, Robert. Abstract of land patent granted to Elkanah Dean, July 11, 1769 (copy). A.L.S. N.p. , December 10, 1795. 49 62
Harpur, Robert. Extract from the record of the warrant of survey for the Beekman patent. A.L.S. New York, March 2, 1786. 50 138
Hazen, Moses. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, November 28, 1785. 31 146
Hegeman, Isaac. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], September 17, 1785. 31 160
Hening, Platt. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. New York, December 6, 1817. 36 56
Henry, James. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Salem, September 12, 1800. 33 34
Izard, George. Letter to Melancton Smith. Plattsburgh, [New York], July 26, 1814. 35 47
Keese, William. Field notes of a subdivision of Betts tracts. Ms. N.p. , May 1, 1790. 57 17
Kellogg, Isaac. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Lake George Landing, [New York], September 16, 1785. 31 118
Kelly, John. Description of two plots of land in Charlotte County [New York?]. L.S. N.p. , n.d. 51 16
Kingan, Jahiel. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. Malone, [New York], January 4, 1814. 36 45
Lawrence, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, February 1, .1800 33 89
Lawrence, Richard M. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. New York, December 19, 1815. 36 48
L’Hommedieu, Ezra and others. Agreement with Zephaniah Platt concerning a grant of land on Lake Champlain. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], April 24, 1784. 51 10
Livingston, Gilbert. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], February 15, 1800. 33 86
Lyon, C. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Fairhaven, [Vermont], June 25, 1785. 38 167
Lyon, C. Letter to Zephaniah Platt (copy). Ms. Plattsburgh, [New York], July 1, 1785. 16 169
Marsh, Isaac. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. N.p. , September 1, 1798. 32 112
Martin, Thomas. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New Grange, August 3, 1784. 31 190
Melcher, Isaac. Letter to Zephaniah Platt.  A.L.S. Philadelphia, n.d. 34 123
Melville, Thomas, Jr. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. Pittsfield, [Massachusetts], December 15, 1817. 36 57
Miler, Abigail. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Charlestown, March 24, 1815. 23 69
Miller, Burnet. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Charlotte Pct., May 27, 1784. 31 189
Moore, George. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Leicester, [Vermont], October 8, 1800. 33 35
Moore, Pliny. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Kinderhook District, [New York], January 14, 1788. 31 113
Nichols, John. Promissory note with Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], December 13, 1811. 46 81
Noxen, Simon. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Lapraim, March 10, 1800. 33 77
Page, L.W. Receipt for payment due to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], November 15, 1832. 46 64
Patee, Moses, and Scribner, Samuel. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Schroon, [New York], February 25, 1830. 33 84
Peek, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Fairhaven, [Vermont], June 25, 1785. 31 165
Pele (Pelze?), Gisbert (Gysbert). Last will and testament. D.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], March 17, 1755. 47 196
Platt, C. Request for certain articles. Ms. N.p. , n.d. 46 24
Platt, Charles. Letter to Zephaniah or Nathanial Platt. A.L.S. Beekman’s Patent, [New York], March 4, 1785. 7 183
Platt, Charles. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], March 13, 1785. 7 181
Platt, Charles. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], April 4, 1785. 7 177
Platt, Charles Z. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], February 8, 1786. 7 135
Platt, Charles Z. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], April 26, 1786. 7 133
Platt, Charles Z. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], August 12, 1797. 8 108
Platt, Charles Z. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], February 12, 1798. 8 106
Platt, Charles Z. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Whitestown, [New York], January 25, 1799. 8 104
Platt, Charles Z. Letter to Nathaniel Z. Platt. A.L.S. Whitestown, [New York],
October 27, 1799.
4 98
Platt, Charles Z. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Whitestown, [New York], January 7, 1800. 8 92
Platt, E.S. Receipt to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], November 30, 1780. 46 194
Platt, Elizabeth. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, April 12, 1785. 9 175
Platt, H. and Levi Platt. Acknowledgement on behalf of Levi Platt of delivery of merchandise to Capt. Fitzgerald on behalf of Capt. G. Ring. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], September 28, 1823. 46 22
Platt, John. Last will and testament. D.S. Nine Partners, [New York], November 1, 1771. 48 195
Platt, Jonas. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Philadelphia, January 24, 1800. 10 79
Platt, Jonas. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], February 24, 1800. 10 80
Platt, Jonas. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Whitestown, [New York], June 10, 1800. 10 73
Platt, Levi. Order on the Bank of Plattsburgh for $500 to be paid to James Paling. ANS. Plattsburgh, [New York], October 19, 1819. 46 58
Platt, Nathanial Z. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. ANS. Plattsburgh, [New York], March 30, 1794. 11 111
Platt, Nathanial Z. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Whitestown, [New York], December 29, 1799. 8 95
Platt, Robert. Letter to Mary Platt. Plattsburgh, [New York], November 11, 1798. 3 105
Platt, Theodore. Letter to William Bailey. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], March 21, 1797. 18 109
Platt, Theodore. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], October 27, 1797. 12 107
Platt, Theodore. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], April 2, 1799. 12 101
Platt, Zephaniah and others. List of the proprietors in Skeenes ore bed. Ms. N.p. , n.d. 56 13
Platt, Zephaniah and others. Petition to settle land along the west side of Lake Champlain. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], September 5, 1785. 51 14
Platt, Zephaniah. Receipt from S. Ward. Plattsburgh, [New York], December 20, 1783. 46 187
Platt, Zephaniah. Memorandum book of debit-credit accounts. New York, 1785-1791. 40 63
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to Hugh White. Ms. New York, March 24, 1785. (copy) 15 180
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to Judge Smith (copy). A.L. Plattsburgh, [New York],
July 12, 1785.
16 171
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to John Lawrence. A.L. Plattsburgh, [New York], July 12, 1785. 16 157
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to Gov. [George Clinton]. A.L. Plattsburgh, [New York], July 12, 1785. 16 172
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to Simeon DeWitt. A.L. Crown Point, [New York], July 22, 1785. 38 155
Platt, Zephaniah and others. Petition to settle land along the west side of Lake Champlain. D.S. Albany, [New York], September 5, 1785. 51 9
Platt, Zephaniah. Copy of letter to Charles Platt. A.L. Poughkeepsie, [New York], May 12, 1786. 16 137
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to J. Taylor. A.L. Poughkeepsie, [New York], May 4, 1786. 16 131
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to Simeon DeWitt. A.L. Poughkeepsie, [New York], May 14, 1786. 16 132
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to Simeon DeWitt. A.L. Poughkeepsie, [New York], May 15, 1786. 16 142
Platt, Zephaniah. Articles of agreement with J. Emslee. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], November 18, 1786. 51 7
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to C. Platt. A.L. Poughkeepsie, [New York], April 12,
1787.
15 119
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to Henry Schenck. A.L.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], May 4, 1788. 16 115
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to Charles P. Rogers & Co. A.L.S. Harve, July 15, 1790. (accretion) 15 --
Platt, Zephaniah. Agreement with J. Cochran. A.L.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], October 15, 1792. 52 11
Platt, Zephaniah. Agreement with J. Cochran. A.L.S. Peru, [New York], January 10, 1794. 52 12
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to P. Scribner & Allen. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], May 6, 1800. 15 74
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to [William Thomas]. Plattsburgh, [New York], November 11, 1800. 38 39
Platt, Zephaniah. Agreement with J. Kelly. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], February 24, 1801. 41 61
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to George Clinton. Ms. Crown Point, [New York], July 22, 1785. 38 158
Platt, Zephaniah. Letter to C.Z. Platt and Major Billings. A.L. N.p. , n.d. 16 122
Platt, Zephaniah, Jr. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Fishkill, [New York], January 25, 1800. 13 90
Powers, Henry and others. Agreement to mend Rev. S.W. Whelpley’s barn. A.L.S. N.p. , August 1, 1821. 41 65
Ransom, Lewis. Field notes and map of a plot of land surveyed for J. Allen and F. Furman. A.L.S. Chateaugay, [New York], May 16, 1800. 58 91
Rawson, Simon. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. N.p. , September 8, 1799. 32 99
Receipt for making a paregoric elixir. Ms. N.p. , n.d. 46 23
Reed, James. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Amenia, [New York], May 5, 1785. 31 174
Reeves, Simon B. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, August 29, 1785. 31 153
Reeves, Simon R. Letter to Nathanial Z. Platt. A.L.S. New York, August 20, 17-. 34 126
Reeves, Simon R. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, November 30, 1785. 55 19
Reeves, Simon R. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, November 30,
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30 114
Rogers, Ananias. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Basin Harbor, [Vermont], September 28, 1799. 32 100
Rogers, Ananias. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Basin Harbor, [Vermont], February 26, 1800. 33 83
Russ, S. Letter to Mrs. J. Griffin. A.L.S. N.p. , n.d. 22 124
Russell, Samuel. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. New York, June 17, 1785. 23 148
Sailly, Peter. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], September 23, 1817. 36 2
Sailly, Peter. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], October 9, 1817. 36 1
Sayre, Daniel. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Southampton, June 28, 1786. 23 128
Schuyler, Philip. Agreement with Ezra L’Hommedieu. A.L.S. N.p. , April 14, 1782. 51 4
Scott, James. Letter to Frederick Halsey. A.L.S. Smithtown, May 6, 1786. 23 71
Scott, Lewis A. Extract from the minutes of the Council of New York. New York, December 8, 1785. 51 5
Scribner, Samuel. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Poultney, [Vermont], March 16, 1800. 33 76
Sills, Elijah. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Dorset, Vermont, January 24, 1785. 31 176
Smith, Ezra. Receipt from J.W. King. A.L.S. Whitehall, July 18, 1823. 46 25
Smith, John. Letter to Betsy Platt. A.L.S. New York, October 14, 1785. 2 149
Smith, Melancton. Letter to Hugh White. A.L.S. N.p. , June 6, 1785. 37 166
Smith, Melancton. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, December 16, 1799. 32 46
Smith, Melancton. Note on the Bank of Plattsburgh. A.N.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], May 10, 1816. 46 50
Smith, Melancton. Note to C.D. Tyler for $1,215.00. ANS. Plattsburgh, [New York], June 12, 1818. 46 54
Smith, William. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Manor St. George [Suffolk County, Long Island, New York], December 8, 1785. 14 144
Snedeker, Richard. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. N.p. , December 19, 1780. 29 145
Soule, Daniel. Deed to D. Brodhead of a parcel of land in Nine Partners Patent. D.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], June 15, 1752. 53 199
Stevens, Roger. Letter to Robert Cochran. A.L.S. Caldwell’s Manor, [New York], September 22, 1784. 21 150
Storm, Thomas. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, February 7, 1800. 33 87
Storm, Thomas. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, April 12, 1800. 33 75
Storm & Sickels (firm). Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, April 21, 1785. 31 178
Swartwout, Jacobus and others. Petition to A. DePeyster and others to prosecute H. Filkin, sheriff of Dutchess County, New York. D.S. Dutchess County, [New York], November 1, 1745. 41 200
Tayler, John. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], November 11, 1785. 31 3
Ten Eyck, Abraham, Jr. Letter to Nathanial Platt. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], September 26, 1800. 27 33
Thorn, William. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], June 4, 1786. 31 129
Van Wyck, Theodorus. Letter to William Kempe. A.L.S. Rumbout, [Dutchess County, New York], April 22, 1754. 41 6
Van Wyck, Theodorus. Deed to Z. Platt and J. Baily, Jr. of ¼ of 1/9 of the Great Nine Partners Patent. D.S. Poughkeepsie, [New York], April 20, 1767. 54 197
Vrendenburgh, John. Receipt of Jones Platt. A.L.S. N.p. , 1787. 46 21
Walworth, Reuben Hyde. Authorization of Walworth to take affidavits in the Court of Chancery. D.S. N.p. , July 23, 1829. 41 15
Walworth, Reuben Hyde. License to Walworth to practice in the Court of Chancery of New York. D.S. Albany, [New York], November 2, 1831. 42 8
Walworth, Reuben Hyde. Letter to James Brand. Saratoga Springs, [New York], July 2, 1846. 20 27
Watts, J. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. N.p. , April 27, 1784. 30 188
Webster, Alexander. Letter to Abraham Lansing. A.L.S. Hebron, August 15, 1786. 25 127
Weed, William. Demand due bill to bearer issued to J.K. Wood & Co. ANS. Plattsburgh, [New York], June 7, 1823. 46 59
White, Hugh. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Middletown, October 4, 1784. 31 191
White, Hugh. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. New York, November 30, 1784. 31 192
White, Hugh. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Whites borough [Whitesboro], [New York], February 23, 1785. 31 185
White, Hugh. Letter to Melancton Smith. A.L.S. Albany, [New York], May 16, 1785. 37 164
White, Hugh. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Whites Borough [Whitesboro], [New York], September 21, 1785 30 152
Willett, Gilbert. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Sharon, March 25, 1787. 31 120
Wisner, Henry & Reuben Hopkins. Letter to Zephaniah Platt & Gilbert Livingston. A.L.S. Goshen, April 22, 1785. 31 179
Woolsey, H.S. Inspection return of Col. Durand’s regiment. D.S. N.p. , October 4, 1803. 45 42
Woolsey, M.L. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], October 27, 1787. 31 117
Woolsey, Nicholas. Letter to Zephaniah Platt. A.L.S. Plattsburgh, [New York], September 27, 1788. 31 116
Wright, David. Inspection return of his brigade. D.S. N.p. September 1811. 45 44
September attendance roster of 38 individuals. Ms. N.p. , September 1785. 46 159
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