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Guide to the William Duer Papers
1752-1836 (bulk 1770-1800)
  MS 182

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Collection processed by Processed by Mary Jo Kline and Jan Hilley.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 21, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series VII. Debtors' Prison, 1795-1798, undated

Scope and Contents note

Duer was held in debtors' prison from 1792 until his death in 1799. In order to preserve order and harmony there, some of the prisoners established a "court" to hear disputes between prisoners. Certain prisoners were elected "judges." Duer was elected a "judge" in 1797. These papers consist of documents of that court, including the facts in various cases, judgments rendered, court attendance records, and records of the elections of the court officers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Debtors' prison (reel 4-39)
1795-1796
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Debtors' prison (reel 4-40)
1797-1798
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Debtors' prison (reel 4-41)
Undated

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