From Jesse Shepard and Others, 24 January 1814 (Abstract)
§ From Jesse Shepard and Others. 24 January 1814, Schoharie. “The prayer of your petitioners humbly sheweth
“That we your petitioners, reposing full confidence, in the courage, patriotism and ability of George Lawrence, of the town of Schoharie, in the county of Schoharie and state of New York, do accordingly beg leave to recommend him to the appointment of Midshipman in the Navy of the United States.”
RC (DNA: RG 45, Subject File NN, box 301, Applications for Appointment as Midshipmen). 1 p. Addressed to JM and William Jones. Signed by Shepard and four others; signers identified as “the first judge, & associate Judges of the County of Schoharie” in Daniel D. Tompkins to Jones, 7 Mar. 1814 (ibid.).