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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of
New York City Miscellaneous Manuscripts
circa 1614-1933 (bulk 1641-1900)
 MS 443.19

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Alison Barr and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 29, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Extracts from Documents

Scope and Contents

Handwritten notes regarding early history of New York

1614-1665
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Transcripts of 4 Dutch Documents, 1627-1650

Scope and Contents

Documents found among the papers of Mrs. Clark G. Voorhees

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Receipt [Dutch] concerning Abraham Planck of Paulus Hook, New Netherland, and signed by Cornelius Van Tienhoven, Provincial Secretary
1641 January
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Contracts RE: West Indian Company
1646-1666
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letter from Governor Stuyvesant to John Winthrop, enclosing copy of letter to Governor Endecott
1653 March 6
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Location of Lands in the City of New York of the Philipse Gouverneur Families

Scope and Contents

Includes a typed subject index (alphabetical); Table of Contents; Name Index (alphabetical).

1653-1834
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Dutch document signed by Petrus Stuyvesant, Nicasius de Sille, & Pieter Tonneman
1658 December 26
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Complaint by Gov. Stuyvesant to Gov. Berkeley (Va.) regarding the capture by Robert Downman of a "ship with negroes", 1660-1665

Scope and Contents

Transcribed from the Records of the General Court of Virginia in 1847

1663
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Translation of Journal kept by Dutch Commissioners on their voyage to Herfort
1663
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Copy of Articles of Surrender of the Colony of NY From the Dutch to the English
1664
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Copy of the Duke of York's Commission to Col. Richard Nicholls
1664
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Copy (1798) of Governor Richard Nicholl's Letter to the Magistrates of Maidstone at East Hampton, 1664
1664
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Extract of a letter from Gov. Nicholls to H.R.H. The Duke of York, regarding decision on Connecticut lands
1665 November
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Will [Dutch] of Joost Van Oblinus

Scope and Contents

Includes an English translation copied by clerk, 1666 May 31.

1664
Box: 1 Folder : 24 D.S. by James, Duke of York, and Richard Nicholls
1669 July 6
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Certificate of Denization from Gov. Lovelace to John DeForest
1670 July 6
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Copy of Agreement between John LaMontayne & John Van Schoonderwarte
1671
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Commission from Charles II to Andros

Scope and Contents

Photostat for research purposes

1674
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Thanksgiving Proclamation [Dutch] by N. Bayard, Secretary, to be celebrated on July 11, 1674
1674 June 30
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Petition of Jarvis Marshall and John Smith
1676 (?)
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Order of Arrest of Thomas ? Commanded by Thomas Delavall, Mayor of City of New York
1679 June 3
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Nomination of Constables, signed by S. Vander Veer
1680
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Appointment of Lewis De Kayes as Ensign of a Foot Co. of Militia
1680 April 4
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Appointment of the Mayor and Council of Magistrates for City of New York
1681
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Denis Fisher's Obligation of Captain Thomas Young of New Jersey
1681 April 25
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Finding Samuel Wilson indebted to Thomas Norton, signed by John Lawrence, Gulian Verplanck, G. Minville
1682
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Testimony of several persons before the Magistrates about Capt. Bacher (?) stabbing M. Graham
1682 July 31
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Thos. Coker's Account against the City of New York for making a bridge
1682 August
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Opinion of Committee appointed by Common Council regarding petition of Jacobus Roosevelt and documents regarding Beekman's Slip and Swamp
1683-1733
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Warrant to Wm Bogardus & Isaac Gravenrod, signed by Cornelius Steenwyck, Wm. Beekman, & John Lawrence
1683 January
Box: 1 Folder : 33 D.S. by Gabriel Minneaville, Mayor of the City of New York
1684
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Recognizance of Thomas Davis and Sworn Testimony of Noel Jans, both signed by Gabriel Mineaville, Mayor of the City of New York
1684
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Recognizance for the Appearance of a Witness, Anna Popland, by G. Minville, Mayor of the City of New York
1684 April 24
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Complaint of Thomas Wyman against Henry Harpon
1685
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Thomas Smith's Court filing regarding seizure of Brigantine Edmund & Martha Rinhard Cattishal masts.
1685 April 28
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Court Judgment for Defendant James Walsh against David Moody in case of servant woman; Complaint in case
1686
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Certificate of Allegiance of Johannes Kip, signed by N. Bayard, Mayor
1687 September 9
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Complaint against Cornelius Rossing (?)
1687
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Dutch Document signed by, among others, Thomas Lawens, Jacob Boelens, Thenis deKey, Jan VanGelder
1687
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Complaint of Dirck Vanderburgh against Thomas Howarden
1688
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Minutes of Common Council Meeting
1689 October 11
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Undated Plat with notations regarding high water mark, King's Highway, Jackoff's Farm
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Survey made of Widow Playground by Adolph Peters & Peter King
1689
Box: 1 Folder : 45 New York Province Act

Scope and Contents

Act for settling, quieting, and confirming unto the Citys, Towns, Manors, and Freeholders within the Province of New York, their several grants, patents and rights. True Copy of Act - 1813 September 18

1691
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Acts of Assembly of New York
1691
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Transcriptions of Acts of 1691 regarding Province of New York

Scope and Contents

Acts include Act to Divide Province into Shires and Counties; Act to Settle Courts of Justice; Charter of Liberties and Privileges granted to Inhabitants of New York.

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Account of Pay Due to Company of Fusileers under George Bradshaw from 24th of Sept. 1691 to 20th of March 1692

Scope and Contents

Signed by Robert Livingston

1691-1692
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Copio Authentyck

Scope and Contents

The document is likely in Dutch; signed by Johannes Schenk and others; sealed

1692 April 7
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Warrant for Hanah Dean to pay Joseph Duchamps
1692 July
Box: 1 Folder : 57 Will of Lawrence Delledyck, witnessed by Richard Ingoldsby
1692 July 29
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Military Commission of Peter Matthews, Signed by Benjamin Fletcher
1692 September 21
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Deed for a "negro" woman and two children sold by Martha DeHart to Paulus Linhard
1693 May 13
Box: 1 Folder : 56 Affadavits of John Stout & John Smart, signed by Mayor DePeyster
1693 November 24
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Minutes of Meeting of Common Council held at Fort William

Scope and Contents

Boundary between New York and New Jersey; Militia cheerful and ready to serve Majesty

1693/4
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Complaint of Anthony Farmer & George Rarcarrick of NYC Against Geelije Van Clyffe, widow, to pay her liquor license
1694
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Agreement relating to minister's salary

Scope and Contents

The agreement is probably written in Dutch; undated but circa 1694

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Bond of Interest - John Godfrey; money received from Jacob Mayle
1695
Box: 1 Folder : 67 Order to repair Ft. Schenectady, signed by Gov. Benjamin Fletcher
1695 November 4
Box: 1 Folder : 55 Abjuration Oath against the Church of Rome; Test Associations against the Conspiracy formed and carried by Papists
1698 October 14
Box: 1 Folder : 65 Memorial of John Montagne, in behalf of several hundred land owners beginning in 1698

Scope and Contents

The document was communicated to NYHS by J.T.W. Atson in 1824

1698
Box: 1 Folder : 66 Plea by Parenlis Parmyter
1699
Box: 1 Folder : 64 Copy of Decision signed by Thomas Trevor, John Hawles & John Povey

Scope and Contents

Act was directed at the process for Granting of Denization in the Plantations (America); Approval of Order that Letters of Denization be not granted by any of the Governors of His Majesty's Plantations

1699 January 18
Box: 1 Folder : 62 Estimate of Charges for Articles sent to New York by the Commissioners of Trade & Plantations
1699 July 20
Box: 1 Folder : 63 Act passed in Parliament sent to Governor of New York, regarding the prevention of fraud in the importation of tobacco in bulk
1699 June
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Bill of Sale from Elizabeth Lloyd to Miles Forester
1699 December 24
Box: 2 Folder : 14 History of New York, divided by decades 1699-1735, author unknown
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Cornelius Quick v. Thomas Clark

Scope and Contents

"Involving payment for a negro man named Sambo"

1700 July 6
Box: 1 Folder : 58 Account of Costs & Charges of Material Issued out of His Majesty's Stores at New York in America
1700-1701
Box: 1 Folder : 59 Information regarding goods, signed by Ducio Hungerford, purveyor of His Majesty's Customs
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 60 Plea of Derek VanDerHeyden regarding value of pistol
1700
Box: 1 Folder : 61 Recognizance of Ezekiel Grazalior (?), signed by David Provoost, mayor of City of New York
1700 August 29
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Freedom from Corporation of the City of New York granted to Thomas Evans

Scope and Contents

Signed and sealed by the Mayor of New York

1701
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Fragment of Warrant, signed by Isaac DeRiemer, Mayor
1701
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Recognizance of John Richardson and Recognizance of Stephen Buckenhaven, both signed by Isaac DeRiemer, Mayor of the City of New York
1701 March 24, 1701 May 1
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Recognizance of John Windower, signed by Thos. Noell, Mayor of the City of New York
1701 december 3
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Land Grant Petition of Henry Lane & John Sprat, Addressed to Hon. Rip Van Dam

Scope and Contents

Involves 3 parcels of land previously underwater

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 68 Appointment of Justices of the Peace for New York; Declaration of debt in which John Burrows complains against Moses Longstaffe & Christina Veenvos

Scope and Contents

Includes wooden seal of New York

1702
Box: 1 Folder : 53 D.S. by May Bickley, Attorney General of the Province of New York
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Mayor's Court Rejoinder in the case of Van Dyke v. Coortoons by M. Bickley
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Petition of Gerard Beekman regarding land owned by city adjoining his property
1703
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Warrant to pay Peter Schuyler
1703
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Two muster rolls of March and April and May and June of 1704 by Captain Peter Matthews
1704
Box: 1 Folder : 54 1709 New York State Council's Prayer to the Governor; Commission of Thos. Evans as Gunner at Ft. Anne, signed by Gov. Ingoldsby; Instructions issued by Gov. Ingoldsby to fit out Expedition Against the French at Canada

Scope and Contents

Expedition includes Pennsylvania, New Hampshirre and the Five Nations which will be paid in wampum.

1709
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Deposition by William Gouan, signed by Ebenezer Wilson (Mayor of New York)

Scope and Contents

Deposition concerned Benjamin Quaken and a Quaker, John Steevens

1710 August 13
Box: 2 Folder : 1 List of Fees of Offices in New York
1710 October 19
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Transcription of April 1710 letter by James DuPre to lordship (Governor Hunter) regarding naval stores
1710
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Accounting of moneys received and distributed by Gov. Robert Hunter (Prov. of New York), estimate of sums needful for completing the settlement of Palatins at New York
1710-1711
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Recognizance of Moses Hoss, signed by J.V. Cortlandt, Mayor of New York
1711 May 16
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Appointment of Justices for New York in the reign of Queen Anne

Scope and Contents

Seal of New York attached

1711
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Grand Jury indictment of John Riggs for murder of John Grifith
1711 August 8
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Panel of Grand Jury for City and County of New York (List of 28 names)
1711 November 6
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Recognizance of Moses Hart to Appear before next Court of General Quarters session, signed Samuel Bayard
1711 November 10
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Recognizance of Jacob Franks to Appear before next Court of General Quarters session, signed Samuel Bayard
1711 November 10
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Recognizance of Moses Levy to Appear before next Court of General Quarters session, signed by Samuel Bayard
1711 November 10
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Recognizance of Abraham DeLacona to Appear before next Court of General Quarters session, signed Samuel Bayard
1711 November 10
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Recognizance of Abraham DeLacona to Appear before next Court of General Quarters session, signed by Samuel Bayard
1711 November 10
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Report on Account of Late Church Warden, Mr. Calcutt

Scope and Contents

Signed by Johannes Jansen, Anthony Lynch, Noa Carzalete

1712
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Recognizance of fifty pounds to Queen by Andrios Maosschack (?)

Scope and Contents

Pledges that "his negro man slave called Drogo had be forth coming when required to answer for Murder or any other crime…"

1712 June 13
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Writ by Three Justices of the Peace in the City and County of New York, includes panel of grand jurors

Scope and Contents

Justices: William Smith, Samuel Bayard, Abraham Wendell

1712 July 22
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Recognizance of Tryntie (?) Cowenhoven to Appear before next Court of General Quarters session in November, signed Samuel Bayard
1712 August 21
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Writ by Five Justices of the Peace in the City and County of New York

Scope and Contents

Justices: Caleb Heathcote, David Jamison, William Smith, Johannes Janson and Jacobus Kip

1712 October 25
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Recognizance of Frans Cowenhoven, Abraham Mesier, and Johannis Cowenhoven to appear before next Court of General Quarters session in November of 1712, written & signed by Samuel Bayard
1713 August 20
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Presentation of the Grand Jurors (Thomas Nixon, Tunis Tibout, Cornelius Post, Simon Bredsheda, and David Coningham) to Queen

Scope and Contents

Mary Weekham presented to Queen on grounds of "keeping a disorderly house to the disturbance of the neighborhood, and entertaining Negros"; undated but circa 1712

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Deposition by Elizabeth Swift, wife of Henry Swift, vintner, regarding assault by Captain Daven

Scope and Contents

Signed by John Johnson, mayor of New York City as well as Elizabeth Swift

1714
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Panel of Grand Jurors that includes, among others, Daniel Cromlyne, David Lyel, Elias Boudienauk, Joseph Robinson
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Panel of Grand Jurors that includes, among others, John Crooke, Octave Counrade, Oliver Schuyler, Johannes Hardingbrooke
1714
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Receipt for Evert Wendell by John Barberie
1714 August 5
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Transcript of 1714 speech to General Assembly by Captain Mulford

Scope and Contents

Topics discussed includes Birth-right privilege; mentions many boats, masters, and custom duties

1714
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Certificate of Citizenship to Gerrit Roos
1715 July 15
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Humble Petition of Richard Davis for Relief, to Mayor and City Council
1715 June 17
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Recognizance of Jacob Loister and Francine Staats, appeared before Abraham Wendell
1715 April 22
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Appointment for Justices for New York in the Reign of George I

Scope and Contents

Has seal

1715
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Account book of Anthony Ham of the Docks & Cranes
1715 November - 1716 November
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Oath that Timothy Bagley personally appeared and produced a Commission of Lieutenant for Foot granted to him by Queen, signed by John Johnston, Mayor of New York
1716 April 27
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Call for new elections by Mayor John Johnston to Isaac DeKiemer, alderman of the Out Ward

Scope and Contents

New elections because Matthias Hoppre , Constable, and Nicholas Romyn, Collector, are incapable of executing offices because of great age

1716 October 15
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Election of New Officers in East Ward and West Ward, signed by Hermanus Van Gelder and written by Philip Van Cortlandt
1716 September 29
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Election of New Officers in East Ward, signed and written by Philip Van Cortlandt
1716 September 26
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Peltry bill and Invoice for Lead of Stephen DeLancey

Scope and Contents

Pelts include otters, raccoons, wolves, deer, minks

1717 April 2; 1718 August 29
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Humble Memorial of several members of the House of Representatives for the Colony of New York to his excellency, John Montgomerie, Captain General and Governour in Chief of the province of New York, New Jersey and Territories thereon depending in America

Scope and Contents

Review ordinance of April 21, 1729 and make necessary changes, signed by members of the House of Representatives

undated
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Custom House fragment regarding Ship Betty
1720
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Affidavit signed by Hannah Worley & Hannah Sutton concerning Sarah Carrell

Scope and Contents

Affidavit states that Mrses. Worley and Sutton heard cry of murder by Elizabeth Carrell and they went into Elizabeth Carrell's house and found Margaret Waters and Mary Ascum beating Sarah Carrell, mother of Elizabeth Carrell.

1720 July
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Account of Officer (D. Crovootz) for collecting duty on the tonnage of vessels and enslaved persons
1720 October 25
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Election of Alderman, Assistant, Assessors, Collector, Constables of North Ward, signed by Jacobus Kip, John Mann, Eggert Bursen
1720 September 29
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Letter to the Government of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay regarding meeting with the Indians of the Five Nations, signed by Isaac Bobin, Secretary of the province of New York

Scope and Contents

Governor of New York met with the Indian Nations, Massachusetts Bay should not send for Indian Nations again unless absolutely necessary

1721 October 9
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Receipt Book of the Fielding Family of New York
1721-1756
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Recognizance of William Watson for the good behavior of Ruth Guck, signed by John Cruger
1721 March 11
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Petition of Jan Van Eps to Governor Burnet of Colony of New York concerning Five Indian Nations

Scope and Contents

Noted on back "A Copy of a petition"

1722
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Writ Execution for Fauces Adarcel (?)
1722 May 25
Box: 2 Folder : 43 A Proclamation adjourning the General Assembly, signed by Governor William Burnet
1722 September 24
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Election of Aldermen, Assistants, Assessors, Constables, Surveyors of Highways for Bowery and Harlem Divisions, signed by Edward Blagge
1722 September 29
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Writ of Enquiry & Return in case of Ebenezer Willson v. Isaac deRiemer, signed by 12 members of Civil Inquest Jury and Sheriff William Dugdale
1723
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Sworn statement that Elias Hughes gave to Lawrence Wessells all of his estate in America if he did not return
1723 Decmber 7
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Report of Committee appointed by the Common Council of examination of the public accounts of the City Treasurer, Cornelius DePeyster
1723 December 30
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Sworn statement that Mary and Richard Terry provided a true inventory of Gershom Terry, deceased, signed by Benjamin Young
1725 November 26
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Sworn statement of John Dupry renouncing executorship of Last Will and Testament of Elias Chardavine
1726 March 29
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Sworn statement of Isaac Hicks that last will and testament of Abraham Southard was last will.
1726 April 30
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Deposition of Katherine Howard

Scope and Contents

Patience Ashfor, City Spinster, called Katherine Howard many abusive names

1726 June 13
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Grand Jury statement concerning keeping hogs, signed by Abraham Sanford, foreman
1726 August 2
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Proclamation to adjourn the general Assembly until first Tuesday of September next, signed by William Burnet, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Provinces of New York...

Scope and Contents

Majesty's subjects are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly

1727 August 7
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Distribution by Anne and Stephen Deblois of Estate of Maragret Trogley

Scope and Contents

Sworn statement of wife is then sworn to by husband. Isaac Bobin is witness to the statement

1727 August 28
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Account of Mrs. Elizabeth Van Thright, signed by Henry Lane, merchant
1729 July 11
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Appraisement of goods and chattel of the late widow, Margaret Steward

Scope and Contents

Goods includes 2 aprons, a new calico gown, a bible

1729 May 19
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Consideration by Committee held at Fort George of proposal of the Mayor of New York

Scope and Contents

Documents relates to John Montgomerie's grant of the amended charter of George II in 1730

1730 August 7
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Receipt of Mr. John Jacob Vandeusen, signed John Groesbeck, Jr.
1728 August 27
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Copy of Warrant relating to maintenance of militia, signed by Peter Winne

Scope and Contents

On bottom is a note that warrant was improperly drawn. On back is statement that men acting upon warrant distressed 11 pewter plates.

1728 September 27
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Copy of Oath taken by the Freemen of New York City
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Accounts of Evert Wendell & Daughter
1729-1734
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Letter by John Groesbeck to Evert Evender (?), Attorney at Law, Albany
1731 October
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Number of Souls in the Province of New York, as taken by Constables

Scope and Contents

Includes number of souls on the Island of New York as taken by Constables in May 1731

1731;1738
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Letter [Dutch?] to DeCewarde Predirant (?) in Albany from B.E. Vrients (?)
1732 May 29
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Petition of Abraham Glen, Abraham Truax (?), Phillip Schuyler to purchase land from Native Indians, signed by William Cosby

Scope and Contents

Property in County of Albany

1733 November 3
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Order to Gose (?) Van Schyeck to appear before judge and supreme court
1733 August 9
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Sworn release. Lawrence Van DerSpiegel and Elsie Lodegare received thirty pounds from Elsie Sanders of Albany, deceased
1734 June 29
Box: 3 Folder : 2 The jurors present Mary Harvy of the North Ward of the city for assaulting and beating Elizabeth Richards on October 31st

Scope and Contents

Signed by Johannes Hardenbrook (representative) and witnessed by Elizabeth Richards

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Map or Survey of swamp in Montgomery Ward, signed by James Roosevelt, John Roosevelt, A.C. Van Wyck, John Chambers. 2 Copies.
1734
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Order of fabric and sewing supplies from Catharine Staats to Messrs. Storke and Gainsboro, London
1735 December 12
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Account of James Delancey, Cadwalader Colden and Captain Nelson
1735-1742
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Petition of Israel Horsfield, Timothy Horsfield and Richard Green, butchers of New York City, to Mayor and City Council

Scope and Contents

Grievances

1735 August
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Jury judgment in favor of William Jamison against Anna Ten Eyck for damages

Scope and Contents

Trespass charge against Anna Ten Eyck; two pounds for damages

1735 July 15
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Jury judgment that Sheriff inquire concerning debt (19 pounds) of Anna Ten Eyck owed to Jeremiah Lattouck
1735 July 15
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Jury judgment in favor of John Peers against Anna Ten Eyck for damages

Scope and Contents

Trespass charge and two pounds for damages

1735 July 15
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Inquisition at house of Robert Todd situated at Broad Street, signed by Sheriff John Symes

Scope and Contents

Jeremiah Lattouck sustained damages of 11 pounds, signed by sheriff and 12 men of the jury

1735 July 14
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Inquisition at house of Robert Todd situated at Broad Street, signed by Sheriff John Symes

Scope and Contents

John Peers sustained damages of two pounds, two shillings, signed by sheriff and 12 men of the jury

1735 July 14
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Inquisition at house of Robert Todd situated at Broad Street, signed by Sheriff John Symes

Scope and Contents

William Jamison sustained damages of two pounds, six shillings, signed by sheriff and 12 men of the jury

1735 July 14
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Page from Account Book listing Derrick Schuyler, Anna Vanderspeigel, John Pintard, Abraham Vanwyke, John Hamilton
1736
Box: 3 Folder : 10 1737 Minutes of Meeting of Common Council, Taken by Will Sharpas

Scope and Contents

Minutes concern application of John Chambers to rebuild front of house to make more uniform along Broadway; neighbors consented

1737 June 11
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Copy of Articles of Agreement between Henry Crugor, Henry Cuylor, Joseph Scot and Gorardus Duycking and Adam van Allen for laying a wharf in the city of New York
1739 November 20
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Election of Alderman, Assistant, Assessors, Collector, Constables of Dock Ward, signed by Peter Jay
1739 September 29
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Election of Alderman, Assistant, Assessors, Collector, Constables of South Ward, signed by John Moore
1739 September 29
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Proceeding about the City Seal in Common Council of New York

Scope and Contents

Document is written mainly in short-hand

1739 November 29
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Receipt of Evert Wendell, signed by John Nicoll for four pounds
1740
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Receipt for Mr. David Van Horne (Tannely (?) V. Lewis)
1741 March 22
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Copy of Notes regarding residents of Brookland believed to be written by John Chambers
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Receipts for Nicholas Bayard
1741 December 1
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Receipt signed by C. Parker
1742 March 18
Box: 3 Folder : 13 1742-1744 Account of Mr. John Nicole (William Mountaine)
1742-1744
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Public auction for two lots on Maiden Lane at request of Samuel Bayard
1742 July 5
Box: 3 Folder : 15 1746 Account
1746
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Letters Patent to Daniel Horsmanden revoking his Commission as Recorder of the City of New York
1747 October 8
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Receipt for Sam Van Horne (Thomas Marshall)
1747 November 29
Box: 3 Folder : 13 1748 Account of Mr. John Sayor (Charles Nichols)
1748 December 8
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Corrected draft of petition of Robert Livingston, Delaney and Anthony Rutgers granting of land which is underwater

Scope and Contents

Addressed to The Worshipful the Corporation of the City of New York in Common Council Convened; Land is in South Ward of City

1749
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Return weight of 18 bags of Cornell
1749 October 11
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Receipt for Samuel Van Horne (Gerard G. Beekman)
1749 October 31
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Inquisition at house of Malcolm McEwen, signed by Sheriff John Ayscough and 12 jurors

Scope and Contents

Damages of three pounds, thirteen shillings

1750 November 10
Box: 3 Folder : 16 1751 Order of Claper of Amsterdam Re: Dr. Arondeus & Dr. Van Linder [Dutch]
1751
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Inquisition at house of Thomas Caudell, signed by Coronor Anthony Butgers and 12 jurors

Scope and Contents

Damages of Twenty-four pounds, fourteen shillings

1753 June 19
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Petition of John Kennedy for relief addressed to Attorney General William Kempe
1753 September 16
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Inquisition at house of Malcolm McEwen, signed by Sheriff John Ayscough and 12 jurors

Scope and Contents

Damages of two pounds, thirteen shillings

1753 August 27
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Proclamation of Council of New York (1813 copy)

Scope and Contents

Robert Van Deusen and son apprehended and brought to jail

1753
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Two receipts – 1 for John Sands; 1 for J. Van Benthuyne, both signed by John Jauncey
1754
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Receipt for thirty pounds delivered to Lydia Brasure living on Stone Street (William Wood)
1754 February 19
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Inquisition at Royal Exchange, signed by Sheriff John Roberts and 12 jurors

Scope and Contents

Damages of ten pounds, eleven shillings

1754 July 15
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Petition of Petitioner, formerly property of McWillet, merchant, and presently property of Captain Carney, for relief addressed to Attorney General William Kempe

Scope and Contents

Petitioner having been captured by the French in the Barbados and having escaped, pleads for his liberty.

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Affidavit of Daniel Stiles RE: Sloop Friendship
1755 June 13
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Receipt (Purchase of slave) for Daniel Flandreau (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

53 pounds, 6 shillings and 8 pence for Mrs. Catherine Barberie Momaryneck

1755 August 6
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Receipt of Captain Truger (Jacob Van Wagner)

Scope and Contents

29 bags of Cornell

1755 November 19
Box: 3 Folder : 28 1755 Report from City Council (1813 copy)

Scope and Contents

Controversy between New York Province and Massachusetts Bay Province

1755
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Receipt for Gerard G. Beekman (Charles Nichols)
1756 April 29
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Receipt for John Sanders (Robert & Richard Ray)
1756 June 21
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Receipt for John Hunter account (Fran Stephens)
1756 September 22
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Receipt for Charles Nichols (Garret Van Horne)
1756 November 3
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Bill of Exchange for 100 pounds (Lewis Pintard)
1756 December 12
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Power of Attorney of John Gaa, signed by John Gaa & William Bard
1757 February 23
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Order signed by Daniel Horsmanden
1757 January 19
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Inquisition at City Hall Re: Damages of 130 pounds, signed by Sheriff John Roberts and 12 jurors
1757 May 2
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Receipt for Mr. Humphrey Jones (Isaac Roosevelt)
1757 July 6
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Bill of Exchange for 150 pounds paid unto Delancey Robinson & Company
1757 May 25
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Receipt for Charles Nichols (William Kelly)
1757 June 18
Box: 3 Folder : 26 John Beekman Account (Josiah Ogden)
1757 September 3
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Order sent to Honorable James Delancey, Lt. Governor forbidding Tunis Rivelt from piloting vessels
1757 December 5
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Testimonial to William Coventry, Alderman of the Dock, Ward of the City, Justice of the Peace

Scope and Contents

Signed by numerous New Yorkers, including Van Wyck, Beekman, Schuyler

1758
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Receipt of William DePeyster, bought chocolate
1758
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Account of Charles Nichols, Bought cask of coffee from Ship St. Fernando
1758 September 6
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Receipt for Cask Indigo bought out of the prize ship Juno (Charles Nichols)
1759 April 30
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Deposition of Ann Devimes (?), sister of Elizabeth Wraxall, searched for papers of Peter Wraxall, deceased, for Will
1759 July
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Bill of Exchange for Mr. Lewis Pintard for 75 pounds (Henry Uhthoff, Esq., London)
1759 December 15
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Receipt for rent of 25 pounds by Mrs. Penellope Nicholas (Sarah Von Solingen)
1759 May 1
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Bill of Exchange for Mr. Lewis Pintard for 75 pounds (Henry Uhthoff, Esq., London)
1759 December 15
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Receipt book and Bills of Exchanges (Edward and Charles Nichols, William Waddell)
1759
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Citation on Complaint of one Executor that the other refuses to prove or deliver the Will of Elbert Gerritse, by James Delancey, Lt. Governor
1759
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Order sent to Abraham Wendell to pay Manuel Josephson 62 pounds
1760 April 28
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Account of Captain Banks (Catherine Heysham)

Scope and Contents

Items include check fabric, buttons, handkerchiefs, shoes

1760 June, July, August
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Bill of April 25, 1760 (Richard Hunter)

Scope and Contents

Mr. Walsh bought twelve casks of butter from Richard Hunter

1760 April 25
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Bread Bill of May 4, 1760 (Evert Byvanch)

Scope and Contents

Mr. Frances Welch bought bread from Evert Byvanch

1760 May 4
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Bill of July 2, 1760 (Henry Van Vleck)

Scope and Contents

Mr. John Empich bought men's clothing items, primarily, from Henry Van Vleck

1760 July 2
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Receipt of Joseas Smith
1760
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Affidavit by Daniel Bloom

Scope and Contents

Daniel Bloom in danger and fears bodily harm from Richard Marsh and John Cushins

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 32 March Account of Frances Welsh (Jon Fish)
1760
Box: 3 Folder : 32 May Bread Account of Frances Welsh (Petrus Byvanch)
1760 May 4
Box: 3 Folder : 32 April Account of Robert Alexander (Charles Nichols)
1760 April
Box: 3 Folder : 32 May Account of Frances Welsh (Caleb Lawrence)
1760 May
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Bill for repairing compass of schooner dolphin, Denis Candy, Master of schooner (Anthony Lamb)
1760 October
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Account of Nicholas Low (Charles Nichols)
1760
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Account of George Foliot (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Bought cask of Flemish wine

1760 January
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Account of John Empich (Thomas and James Franklin)

Scope and Contents

Bought rum

1760 July 2
Box: 3 Folder : 32 January Account of Jacob Remsen (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Bought two barrels of beef

1760 January 2
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Affidavit of Dirk Bradt Van Schoonhover attesting that he delivered and read declaration and letter to Johannes Muller, tenant
1761 September 28
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Current prices of goods imported from Amsterdam (Daniel Crommelin)
1761 May 8
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Receipt for Privateer Iron Boscowan for Captain John Taylor (John Hertely)
1761 July 3
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Citation to Catherine Rypele to Inventory John Rypele's Estate by Robert Moncklon, Governor Province of New York
1761
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Draft of Certificate of Proof of Peter Wraxall's Will by Cadwallader Colden
1761
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Release to Faulconier Valleau signed by John Bard
1761
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Receipt for goods to John Balthas Dasch (John G. Lansing)
1762 May 3
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Receipt of inward tax due on Sloop Princess of Mecklinburgh (John Swift)

Scope and Contents

On back lists cargo on the Sloop Princess

1762 September
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Account of Mr. Matthews (John V. Cortlandt)

Scope and Contents

Bought cask of strained sugar

1762
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Account of Daniel Mesnard (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Bought buttons, mohair, thread, et. al.

1762 October
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Receipt of John Ellis (John Lansing, The Corporation of the City of New York)

Scope and Contents

Ordered twenty lamps painted and glazed

1762 May 10
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Receipt of Stephen Terhune (John Lansing, The Corporation of the City of New York)

Scope and Contents

Ordered 45 lamps, glazed and painted, 10 panes

1762 March 10
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Receipt of Robert Andrews (John Lansing, the Corporation of the City of New York)

Scope and Contents

Ordered lamp irons, nails, new ring

1762
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Receipt for Abraham Lazudas/Judah Hayes (Murray & Pearsalls)
1762 October 19
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Receipt for Charles Nichols (James Rud)

Scope and Contents

42 pounds for use of Crew of Iron Boscawen Sloop Two Friends

1763 February 20
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Bill of Exchange for 100 pounds (Achson Thompson)
1763 June 11
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Receipt of John Nicol (Jacob Ogden, loan officer Queen's County)

Scope and Contents

30 pounds received of John Nicols

1763 April 19
Box: 3 Folder : 35 List of Justices of the Peace in several counties within Province of New York

Scope and Contents

Albany County, Duchess County, Ulster County, Orange County, West Chester County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Kings County, Richmond County

1763
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Whitehead Hicks admitted to be freeman and citizen of New York, signed by John Cruger, Mayor of New York
1763 September 26
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Bill of Samuel Preston (Theodore Van Wyck & Andrew Hamersly)

Scope and Contents

Items include cloth, iron, nails, lace

1763 December 15
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Receipt of Samuel Van Horne (James Abeel, Thomas Pettit)
1764 June
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Recognizance of debtors James Davis, John Young and ____ Bartlett, signed John Cruger
1764 April 4
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Receipt of Philip Lansing (Henry Will)

Scope and Contents

Bought 1 gross of round spoons and 3 large chamber pots

1764 May 16
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Weight of 48 barrels of Flour sold by Nicholas Governeur
1764 April 7
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Inventory of goods and chattel seized from Abraham Slot to pay quarter rent to Thomas Dewit
1764 August 17
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Receipt of Edward Laight (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Bought 4 hinges, 1 lock, 4 pounds nails

1764 September
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Bill of Exchange for 40 pounds, Garret Rapalie (Messrs. Grubb & Wattson, Merchants of London)
1764 July 13
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Invoice of James Nixon at the corner of Stone and Broad Streets (Robert Saundres)

Scope and Contents

Includes buttons and mohair

1764 July 14
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Account of Captain James Creighton (Charles Nichols)
1764
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Appointment of Peter M. Waller as Administrator of Daniel Dowdell's Will, in place of John Waller, deceased, by Cadwallader Colden, Lt. Governor
1764
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Order to pay Charles Nichols 44 pounds, accepted by John Lamb
1765 August 21
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Account of Daniel Mesnard (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Items include buttons, mohair, thread

1765
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Master and Warden's Certificate in favor of branch pilots superseded for refusing their duty
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Certificate of Gerard DePeyster as Freeman and Citizen of the City of New York, by John Cruger, Mayor of New York
1765 October 1
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Account of Corn Exported from New York in America between April 5, 1765 and April 5, 1766
1765-1766
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Affidavit re John Keating, signed by James Magra, Physician

Scope and Contents

John Keating would cause bodily harm

1765 July 29
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Account of James Kerr (Smith Ramadge)

Scope and Contents

Bought Jamaican Spirits

1765 November 1
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Account of Francis Silvester (Charles Nichols)
1765 June 21
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Receipt for Alexander Stewart, Charles Nichols, John Lamb (Sampson Simson)

Scope and Contents

Bought a cargo of Port Wine imported on Brig Zane

1765 April 23
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Receipt for rum for Charles Nichols (Thomas Pearsall)
1765 July 31
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Weight of 55 barrels of flour sold to Lunio King (Volkert Dow)
1765 November 5
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Account of Moore & Lynson (Charles Nichols)
1765 July 4
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Bill of Exchange for Evert Bancher (Messrs. Richard Neave & Sons, Merchants in London)
1765 October 11
Box: 3 Folder : 51 John Moore's Account of Quit Rents from September 29, 1765 to September 29, 1769
1765-1769
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for port wine for Joseph Allicock (Charles Nichols)
1765 May 31
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for John Inness (Charels Nichols)

Scope and Contents

1 Quarter rent for cellar

1765 November
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for Charles Nichols (John Goodridge)

Scope and Contents

Three pounds, 16 shillings disbursed on nephew's account

1765 August 9
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for sugar for Charles Nichols (John Jauncey)
1765 September 23
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Copy of Minutes of a council held at Fort George certified by George Banyard

Scope and Contents

Issue of whether John Coe, John Parsells, and John VanderNoort should be removed as Justices of the Peace for exercising jurisdiction in a cause in which they were interested.

undated
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Order for John Amiel's subsistence money
1766 June 25
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Order to Elisham Smith (Daniel Lake)

Scope and Contents

Deliver effects to Evert Bancher, Jr.

1766 October 16
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for sugar loaves for Charles Nichols (A. Cuylar)
1766 April 24
Box: 3 Folder : 52 1766 Account of Alexander Stewart (Charles Nichols)
1766
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for sugar loaves for Charles Nichols (A. Cuylar)
1766 April 24; 1766 July 24
Box: 3 Folder : 52 1766 Account of Daniel Mesnard (Charles Nichols)
1766 May 14
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for butter & bread for Jacobus Bogert (Charles Nichols)
1766 January 28
Box: 3 Folder : 52 1766 Account of Daniel Mesnard (Charels Nichols)
1766 December 24
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for Jamaican spirits for Charles Nichols (William Denning)
1766 May 12
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for sugar loaves for Charles Nichols (A. Cuylar)
1766 July 24
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for box of tea for Mr. Nick Low (J.D. Peyster)
1766 January 15
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for for rum for Charles Nichols (Sam Gifford)
1766 May 10
Box: 3 Folder : 52 John Ihleen's Receipt for barrels of milk bread and whittles bread
1766 April 10
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for John Allicock (Charles Nichols)
1766 April 25
Box: 3 Folder : 52 1766 Account of Alexander Stewart (Charles Nichols)
1766 February 14
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for Lewis Pintard (J. Noble)
1766 August 14
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Receipt for Jas. Creighton for weight of barrels of flour (Hermanus Wendell)
1766 September 12
Box: 3 Folder : 53 1766 Certificate of Naval Officers of New York RE: Brigantine Pompey
1766 June 27
Box: 3 Folder : 54 1766 Letter from and signed by Sons of Liberty RE: Stamp Act
1766 February 14
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Account Ledger/Minutes of Literary Society of New York
1766-1772
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Receipt of David Hayes (John Cruger, Mayor of New York)
1767 June
Box: 3 Folder : 66 Power of Attorney to John Smith by James Jauncey, Henry Van Vleck, Dirck Brinkerhoff and Theodore Van Wyck
1767 March 27
Box: 3 Folder : 67 Account of Trustees of the Estate of James Duthrie
1767 March 29
Box: 3 Folder : 69 Receipt for money paid to city, signed by Dirk Brinkerhoff, Alderman
1767 October 7
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Account Receipt for Charles Nichols (Thomas Stewart)
1767 May 19
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Receipt for Henry Brookman (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Receipt for half year shaving

1767 November 4
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Receipt for Walter Rutherford (John Turner)

Scope and Contents

Receipt for yards of fabric, tea, and pair of shoes

1767 February 2
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Receipt for Berry Helms (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Receipt for wine and cash advanced

1767 October 13
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Exchange for 105 pounds to Pay to Mr. Thomas Penington for value received by Mr. Wessel Van Schaick (Messrs. Pike & Green, Merchants in Poole)
1767 June 12
Box: 3 Folder : 71 Military Bills of Exchange for 10 pounds, 13 shillings, 6 pence to pay Richard Curson, signed George Archibold, Lieutenant - 60th Regiment
1767 June 25; 1767 August 25
Box: 3 Folder : 71 Military Bill of Exchange for 15 pounds, 10 shillings, 5 pence to pay Richard Curson, signed Hugh Scott, Lieutenant - 28th Regiment
1767 July 13
Box: 3 Folder : 71 Military Bill of Exchange for 50 pounds to pay Richard Curson, signed Thomas Meadow, late ensign - 2nd Batt. 60th Regiment
1767 October 20
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Minutes of Council held at Ft. George regarding land on Kattskill granted to A. Prevoost

Scope and Contents

Council members were Messrs. Horfmander, Smiths, Watts, Walton, Delancey, Apthorpe, Reade, and Morris.

1767 January 19
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Copy of Action of the Council held at Ft. George Dismissing the Charges against Reverend Gerhard Cock, held on October 8, 1767

Scope and Contents

Lewy Rawling and Johannes Hardenbergh, influenced by Religious Purity Zeal, exceeded their authority of Justices of the Peaces by compelling Gerhard Cock to appear before them. Gerhard Cock is a Man of Good Character

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Report from his Majesty's Council in New York and Order from His Majesty

Scope and Contents

Charters for Religious Institutions -- not Church of England or Dutch

1767 March 24
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Return of Small Beer received by 16th British Regiment of Foot in New York

Scope and Contents

Each man allowed "half-galloon" a day.

1767 September 1 – 1768 March 31
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Receipt of W. Nicolls (Dr. Jacob Van Dyck)

Scope and Contents

Receipt for bleeding boy, purging powder, nitras powders, et. al

1768 April
Box: 3 Folder : 55 List of those who were Sons of Liberty and Participated in the Revolt Against Taxation from Lists of names compiled from dinners they attended
1768-1775
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Receipt due to Phynds & Ellue (?) (John Empie)

Scope and Contents

Receipt for fine linen, thread

1768 July 119
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Certified Copy of the Account of creditors of John Edward Pryor, an insolvent
1768 January 11
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Receipt for John Empie (Henry Remson ___ & Co.)
1768 November 17
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Receipt for Daniel Mesnard (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Receipt for breeches, buttons, thread

1768 May 20
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Receipt for 3 bales of copper for John Lamb (John, Thomas, and Samuel Franklin)
1768 August 10
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Receipt of Charles Nichols for hogshead of Barbados rum (Joseph Allicocke)
1768 March 23
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Receipt for Alexander Stewart for Madeira wine (Clarkson & Seabring)
1768 June 21
Box: 3 Folder : 70 Bill of Thomas Harris on John Nicholl, Esq., at New Port

Scope and Contents

3 pounds, 3 shillings for Henry Remsen

1768 June 3
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Receipt for Charles Nichols (Moore & Lynsen)
1769 November 19
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Order for 100 pounds (value of vessel) by Thomas Penington
1769 January 6
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Weight of Barrels of flour from John Druyn sold to Thomas Marston & Co.
1769 November 12
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Order to give ___ Jonston 1 bead and 1 bond for 2 blankets (William Gabbets)
1769 February 13
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Receipt to James Creighton (Charles Nichols)
1769 June 2
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Inquisition re Elizabeth Sprout has sustained damages of 41 pounds
1769 August 8
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Power of Attorney by Garret Rapalie to John Dixon
1769 March 22
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Copy of Order from the King dismissing petition to incorporate the Presbyterian Church in the Province of New York
1769 August 26
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Agreement re their share of estate of Francis Silvester, signed & sealed by William & Elizabeth Ritchie

Scope and Contents

Elizabeth was the widow of Francis Silvester

1769 April 22
Box: 3 Folder : 63 Royal Appointment of Whitehead Hicks as Mayor of New York
1769 October 13
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Receipt of West & Gerard Bancker for pair of Andirons and tongs and shovels for officers (William Gabbets)
1769 February 6
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Pay 200 pounds to John Kennedy for value received (Hugh & Alex Wallace)
1769 September 9
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Delivered to Peter Marselis building materials (Charles Nichols)
1769 August 26
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Pay to the order of Henry Lloyd 50 pounds

Scope and Contents

Check signed over to Mr. Penington of value received of Mr. Wessel Van Schaick; also signed Peter Livingston

1769 January 2
Box: 3 Folder : 72 New York City Inquisition at House of Walter Brock

Scope and Contents

Jacob Starn (?) suffered damages in amount of 12 pounds, 15 shillings

1769 September 4
Box: 3 Folder : 68 Resolution of the Inhabitants of the City of New York RE: Regarding cruel treatment by troops stationed in the city; with list of names
1770 January 17
Box: 4 Folder : 1 New York City Inquisition at House of Walter Brock

Scope and Contents

John D. Crimsheir (?) suffered damages in the amount of 3 pounds, 15 shillings

1770 May 27
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Bill of Exchange for 100 pounds to Pay to Mr. Wessel Van Schaick (Messrs. Sargent Chambers & Co., Merchants in London)
1770 August 24
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Bill of Exchange for 100 pounds to Pay to Mr. Wessel Van Schaick (Messrs. Sargent Chambers & Co., Merchants in London)
1770 August 24
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Order to Mr. John Collins, New York (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Order to be shipped includes 2 Bibles, 2 Prayer Books, etc

1770 March 10
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Receipt for Jamaican spirits and French brandy for Mr. Samuel Govenour (Charles Nichols)
1770 April 18
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Receipt for Mr. Evert Bancker (Thomas Ludlow)
1770 December 12
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Receipt for wine & sherry for Charles Nichols (Greg Cunningham)
1770 June 12
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Account of what James Carr bought for Charles Nichols from William Coventry
1770 September 17
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Account of Edward Laight (Charles Nichols)

Scope and Contents

Edward Laight bought nails, brads, sundry locks

1770 September - November
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Receipt of payment of 120 pounds from Walter Rutherford to Colonel James Robertson
1770 May 21
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Account of Anthony Bleecker

Scope and Contents

Charles Nichols paid to Anthony Bleecker 3 pounds, 4 shillings for lace jacket and black silk

1770 July 6
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Order to Survey eastside of Lake Champlain, signed by Cadwallader Colden, Lt. Governor
1770 June 6
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Letter to Colonel Bradstreet from Richard Maitland, Dep. Agt. Gen. of the English Forces

Scope and Contents

Letter enclosing Proclaimation by King RE: pardoning of Deserters to be posted in Albany

1770 April 25
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Copy of Letter to Friends of Just Liberty in Philadelphia, original dated 1770 March 10, from Sons of Liberty in New York
1770
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Indenture of Farquhar McPherson as apprentice to Francis Panton, Barber, for seven years
1770 September 1
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Citation to Executors of the Estate of Peter Stymets to Render an Inventory
1770 May 22
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Indenture in consideration of marriage of Thomas Oakes and Elshe Monfort

Scope and Contents

Marriage and disposition of possessions upon death

1771 May 14
Box: 4 Folder : 21 List of People granted land in Ulster & Albany counties
1771
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Petition of Thomas Jansen, Jr. and William Decker to Governor of New York, Earl of Dunmore

Scope and Contents

Petition to grant land between two tracts and a small slip between a meadow and a farm about 20 acres – near Shawangunk

1771 May 6
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Receipt of Sgt. McPherson for articles for party of Invalids of the 60th Regiment
1771 October 2
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Billet from D.P. Scot to William Banzer (?) for money due
1771 May 3
Box: 4 Folder : 24 A true copy of Minutes of meeting of Council held at Fort George on May 1, 1771

Scope and Contents

Petition before council of Stephen DeLancey, John DeLancey, Daniel Harris, James Babcock, William Haight, James Meade, Samuel Gardiner and Daniel Harris, Jr. for thirty thousand acres in Albany County

1771
Box: 4 Folder : 25 New York City Inquisition re Isaac Wynants sustained damages of two pounds
1772 February 10
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Writ of Appraisement and Return in Andrew Elliot and Lambert Moore v. 19 Casks and 5 Chests of Tea, 1 Cask of Blue Powder and 1 Cask of Brimstone

Scope and Contents

David Abeel, Benjamin Blagge, and Dirck Brinkerhoff, Majesty's appraisers

1772 January 23
Box: 4 Folder : 19 New York City Inquisition re William Butler

Scope and Contents

Jury of 12 men determined William Butler sustained damages of 23 pounds

1773 January 29
Box: 4 Folder : 27 New York City Inquisition re George Harison sustained damages of 7 pounds
1773 March 22
Box: 4 Folder : 27 New York City Inquisition re Jonas Phillips of 8 pounds
1773 April 30
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Order signed by Stephen Chase, Post Rider, to pay certain monies to Elizabeth Hazard out of wages as Post Rider

Scope and Contents

Addressed to John Antill, Postmaster of New York

1773 April 7
Box: 4 Folder : 28 A General Account of the Exportation from New York between Nov. 1, 1773 and Nov. 1, 1774

Scope and Contents

Including the number of vessels employed and their tonnage

1773-1774
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Petition of Charles Mair and William Anderson to Governor Tryon of New York to grant them portion of land allotted to non-commissioned officers.

Scope and Contents

Land in County of Charlotte, township of Socialborough

1773 November 11
Box: 4 Folder : 27 New York City Inquisition re James Cole and John Wirts (?) sustained damages of 20 pounds
1773 December 4
Box: 4 Folder : 27 New York City Inquisition re James Cole sustained damages of 13 pounds
1773 December 4
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Council held at Ft. George pleased to grant 200 acres to each Charles Mair and William Anderson of land located in Ulster County
1773 December 15
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Promissory note to pay for wall at Whitehall Slip by subscribers, Governor Tryon, Leonard Lispenard, John Martin, Charles Nicoll, Edward Nicoll, John Schuyler, Mary Barkly
1773 July 19
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Summons issued to Pieter Van Vranken, John Van Vranken, Johan Cloet and Jacob Van Voorst to give testimony in the case of John and Deborah Sanders and Ryan Schermerhorn, Daniel Fort, Rykert R. Van Vranken and Dirck Van Vranken

Scope and Contents

Case involved Trespass and ejection; signed by George Clarke, Secretary of State and Peter Silvester, Attorney

1774 April 13
Box: 4 Folder : 14 General Account of the Exportation from New York from Jan 1, 1774 to Jan 1, 1775; General Account of the Importation into the Port of New York (Two Reckonings of the Trade of New York)

Scope and Contents

Includes number of vessels employed and amount of tonnage

1774-1775
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Plan of Plot of Land purchased by Governor Tryon from Thomas and Margaret Ellison

Scope and Contents

Copy delivered to Governor Tryon before he sailed to England

1774 April
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Plan of lots lying near Whitehall Slip and in South Ward, surveyed in 1774 by G. (Gerard) B. (Bancker) C.S.

Scope and Contents

Lots by Water and Moore Streets owned by Rutgers, Livingston, DeLancey, Co. Moore and Thomas Ellison

1774 November 10
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Copy of the Resolutions of New York made July 14, 1774

Scope and Contents

10 Resolutions – To support King George III but view with grief some lat acts of Parliament; Blocking the Boston Port is arbitrary; Destruction of Tea not only Motive for bringing distress on its people; To assist a sister colony in distress; To propose a congress of delegates from different colonies; To leave to this Congress to determine mode of action; That our inestimable Rights and Liberties supersede all others; That a non importation partially observed like the last would answer no good purpose; That the delegates of the New Congress pledge themselves for the Good Conduct; Thanks to citizens of Great Britain who support Colonies

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 27 Minutes of the New York Revolutionary Committee (Committee of Correspondence), May 16-Nov 15, 1774

Scope and Contents

Includes Minutes, Resolutions, Letters

1774
Box: 4 Folder : 32 James Duane's Draft of Governor Tryon's Report on the State and Condition of the Province of New York

Scope and Contents

Report is over 100 pages

1774
Box: 4 Folder : 35 1774-1775 Letters (28) from Lord Dartmouth to the Governors of New York (Hand copied)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Consideration from Thomas and Margaret Ellison to Governor Tryon 350 pounds – All that Tenement and lot of ground

Scope and Contents

Plot in South Ward bounded northerly by Pearl Street, westerly and southerly by small street that separates it from Battery and easterly by lot owned by Sylvester Morris

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 A Plan of so much of the ground, purchased by Governor Tryon, surveyed by G. (Gerard) B. (Bancker) C.S.
1775 September 8
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Copy of a Resolution from the Minutes of the Provincial Congress, signed by Robert Benson, Secretary
1775
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Letter from John Browne & Peter Boyer to Elbridge Gerry

Scope and Contents

Regarding donation from "our sympathizing bretheren of that city for the relief and Employment of the Sufferers in this town by the operation of the Port Bill."

1775 January 12
Box: 4 Folder : 36 A True Copy of a Resolution of the Common Council
1775
Box: 4 Folder : 37 1775 Correspondence between William Tryon, Governor of New York, and Whitehead Hicks, Mayor of New York City
1775 October
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Resolution to Manufacture Muskets and Bayonets, made in Provincial Congress

Scope and Contents

Agreement between Col. Alexander McDougall and Peter Curtenius (Provincial Congress) and Cornelius Atherton to manufacture muskets and bayonets; Contract of 350 pounds; signed John Kesson, Secretary, Alexander McDougall, Peter Curtenius, Comfort Sands

1775 December 15
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Two Broadsides – A General Association Agreed to dated April 29, 1775; Resolution of Provincial Congress to recommend all counties to appoint County Committees and to sign General Association

Scope and Contents

Undersigned citizens agreed to adopt whatever measures recommended by our Provincial Convention until Reconciliation between Great Britain and America; Counties appoint County Committees and sign General Association signed by Philip Van Brugh Livingston, President

1775 April 29; 1775 May 29
Box: 4 Folder : 40 1776 Accounts of State of New York to Various Persons for Care of Poor Refugees from New York City
1776
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Letter from Provincial Congress to Peter Livingston

Scope and Contents

Advance on loan to pay contingent expenses to support United Colonies against attempts by British to enslave the continent

1776 March 24
Box: 4 Folder : 42 List of British Troops Occupying New York Houses
1776
Box: 4 Folder : 43 A True Copy of Resolution of Provincial Congress signed by Robert Benson, Secretary

Scope and Contents

Port Master shall accompany provisions or supplies to a Ship of War or a Governor's Ship on board and take only such persons necessary to navigate ship; persons on ship will not disclose any such fortifications erected in defense of colony

1776 March 8
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Unanimous Resolution of Provincial Congress to appoint Comfort Sands Auditor General
1776 July 24
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Certification of Encampment, Regiment Donop (Hessians) encamped at Mr. Jones' Farm in Bloomingdale
1776 September 21-December 5
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Resolution of the Provincial Congress

Scope and Contents

All males capable of fatigue (including all "negro" men) be employed on fortifications of the city

1776 March 14
Box: 4 Folder : 48 1776 Proceedings in New York in re : Disaffected Persons

Scope and Contents

These proceedings were copied by Berthold Fernow; Originals destroyed in fire in 1911

1776
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Minutes of a Commission to Investigate the Causes of the 1776 Fire in New York City

Scope and Contents

This is a lengthy report of 1783 concerning the great fire in New York City in September of 1776. Also includes a deposition by Dr. Charles Ingles.

1783
Box: 4 Folder : 50/51 Accounting of Window Leads in New York City (2 folders)
1776
Box: 4 Folder : 52 Resolution of Provincial Congress

Scope and Contents

Take all brass knockers from doors in New York City sent to Newark, NJ to be weighed and valued

1776 September 7
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Royal Appointment of Whitehead Hicks as Justice of Supreme Court

Scope and Contents

Includes seal

1776 February 14
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Letter from Provincial Congress of New York (Nathaniel Woodhull) to Convention of Virginia (Edmund Pendleton)

Scope and Contents

Received copy of resolutions by the Convention of Virginia; Provincial Congress will adopt every measure that promotes Union

1776 June 6
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Letter from New York Committee of Safety (Pierre Van Cortlandt, Chairman) to James Livingston

Scope and Contents

Strongly requesting that James Livingston allow the shipbuilders to use a spot on his property for public service; your refusal rends you obnoxious to the friends of Liberty

1776 January 18
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Appraisement of Sundry Arms taken from Non-Associators by the General Committee

Scope and Contents

Arms include pistols, muskets, guns, bayonets and swords

1776 June 11
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Bearer Mrs. Kingston, signed Nicholas Bayard, Henry Rutgers
1776 July 6
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Letter from Moses Bukley, Chairman of the District Committee of Fredericksburgh, to the President of the Council of Safety of the State of New York regarding the transportation of rebels and traitors
1777 December 21
Box: 5 Folder : 8 A copy from the minutes (dated 1777 September 24) regarding a Petition by John Williams, Chairman of the Committee of Charlotte County, and 85 other inhabitants, signed by John M. Kelson, Clerk, House of Assembly

Scope and Contents

Petition prays for assistance in their distress of being driven from their land by the enemy

undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Resolution of the Representatives of the State of New York that Comfort Sands is appointed Pay Master, signed by Abraham Ten Broeck, Chairm

Scope and Contents

Pay off payrolls of Militia of Counties of Duchess, Ulster, West Chester and Orange

1777 April
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Report by New York Committee of Safety on care of poor people, Signed by Abraham Ten Broeck, President

Scope and Contents

Order to pay John Thomas, Jr., Esq. 176 pounds for keeping 23 poor people. List on back of poor people

1777 February 25
Box: 5 Folder : 28 State of Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates in the Regiments of the State of New York, signed by Tim Pickering, Adj. Gen.
1777 December 29
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Resolution of The Committee of the Convention of the State of New York vesting full power in Brig. General George Clinton to call out Militia
1777 March 25
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Letter from The Committee of the Convention of the State of New York to Lt. Jeremiah Hunter regarding wheat he has seized from John Griffin, a member of the Militia

Scope and Contents

Committee requests that the sale of wheat be postponed until further notice

1777 February 21
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Extract from the Minutes of The Committee of the Convention of the State of New York; Order that every member without leave from the Convention be sent for by express at his own expense
1777 April 4; 1777 April 11
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Indenture by John, a "Negro" Man, to John Dease to apprentice as a servant for 7 years
1778 September 8
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Request of Matthew Nicoll/Charles Nicoll to pay Evert Bancker 54 pounds in New York currency for value received
1778 May 16
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Copy of a petition (dated 1778 January 28) from Freeholders and Inhabitants of Cumberland County to the Governor, the Senate and the General Assembly of New York

Scope and Contents

Petition regarding the State of Vermont and its enactment of laws that bind the inhabitants of Cumberland County

undated
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Objections of the Council constituted to revise all bills about to be passed into law by the Legislature to the Bill entitled "An Act to prevent the exportation of flour meal and grain out of this state"

Scope and Contents

Objection raised to Committee on Safety as not representative of the people and thus cannot make laws

1778 February 20
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Permission for Mr. Stephen Lush and Mr. Sam Dodge to pass to Elizabethtown by way of Staten Island
1778 February 4
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Certificate that Brig. Polly employed by Majesty's Service in the Commissary General Department, signed by David Laird, agent
1778 January 28
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Blockade of New York: Permission given by Command of the Admiral for Sloop Fanny to pass and repass within the protection of his Majesty's ships for the sole purpose of supplying fuel to city
1778 September 22
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Proclamation of the Forfeiture of Property of Loyalists with List of Names
1779 October 22
Box: 5 Folder : 20 MS. Leaves from Hutchins Almanack

Scope and Contents

Information on ships passages

1779
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Recognizance that Commissioners of the Continental Loan Office owe to the people of New York 100,000 pounds, signed by Robert Yates

Scope and Contents

Commissioners were Abraham Yates, Killian de Ridder, Jacob Lansing, Jacob Bogart and Matthew Vischer

1779 November 2
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Act to authorize the several county committees within New York to procure a supply of shoes and stockings for the Troops Raised
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Petition of Isaac Bellknap to the State Legislature regarding payment for flour
1779 February 11
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Letter from Henry Frankin/ Smith Ramadge rendered to the Office of Police – Pell Birks should pay Edward Guolo for two pounds of butter
1779 July 15
Box: 5 Folder : 25 List of Inhabitants of South Street, White Hall and Exchange Slip
1779 August 29-September 7
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Petition of Gerard Bancker to State Assembly of New York asking to be discharged from his Office as Treasurer of the State of New York
1779 February 10
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Permission given by the Superintendent General of Police to Samuel James, Esq. to pass freely between New York City and Long Island, signed by Matthews, Mayor
1779 July 31
Box: 5 Folder : 62 List of Jurors who find for the Defendant in Lawrence Kerwin v. Thomas Doyle

Scope and Contents

Signed by 12 jurors, including Gerret Van Gelder, Edward Meeks, Jonas Humbert

1799 June 3
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Constitution of A Scottish Presbyterian Praying Society
1779 July 4
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Note from C.N. Taylor to W. Baniker, RE: estimate of value
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Royal Order to the judge or deputy of the Vice Admiralty Court of New York enclosing order by His Majesty to remedy inconveniences that have arisen by Appeals in Prize Causes not being prosecuted in a reasonable time
1780 December 21
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Royal Order respecting the mode of proceeding in cases of appeal in Prize Causes
1780 December 15
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Copy of Royal Instructions (dated 1780 December 20) given to Judges in Admiralty Courts respecting the modes of proceeding on the Captains of all ships and goods belonging to the States General of the United Provinces
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 71 Extract from "The Act for the further direction of the State Agent passed 22 November 1781" New York State
1781
Box: 5 Folder : 71 Resolution for People of a certain district lying between the west line of the State of Vermont and the North River regarding jurisdiction of District between Western boundary of Vermont and North River.

Scope and Contents

Confusion as to whether in Vermont or New York. Signed by many people

1781
Box: 5 Folder : 70 Rosters of City Guards for Hanover Square for certain dates
1782
Box: 5 Folder : 68 Order by 3rd Battalion, Isaac Low and John Linch, to alternatively attend Bunker Hill every morning

Scope and Contents

Men who choose not to work themselves may send substitute

1782 March 17
Box: 5 Folder : 68 Morning Report of Captain, Ten Barrack of First New York Regiment
1782 June 30
Box: 5 Folder : 68 Court Martial of Mr. Jones because his two cows had gotten free and damaged the gardens of the Regiment

Scope and Contents

Mr. Jones was commanded to pay 2 pounds 13 shillings

1782 August 3
Box: 5 Folder : 69 New York State Blank Military Forms related to census
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 70 Certification by Jacob Lansing, Commissary of Musters for the State of New York, that Peter Curtenus hired an able body man, David Culver, to serve in his place
1782 September 14
Box: 5 Folder : 66 Appraisal by Nathaniel Wright and Moses Winter of Timber taken from the Estate of Nicholas Jones at Bloomingdale since 1776

Scope and Contents

Seven hundred tree stumps – Oak, Maple, Beech, Ash, Birch, and Elm

1783 July 16
Box: 5 Folder : 67 Resolution of the Legislature of New York regarding bounty land to officers in war

Scope and Contents

Copy(?) watermark has later date than 1783 - 1798(?)

1783
Box: 6 Folder : 11 New York State (Henry Windall, Sheriff of the County of Albany) List of persons indicted for adhering to the enemies of this state
1783 June 17
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Estimate of Necessary items for Alms House agreed to by the Commissioners of the Alms House

Scope and Contents

Needs included Cord wood, wine, rum, tea, butter, brown sugar, tobacco

1784 June 28
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Petitions of Anthony and Leonard Bleeker to the Legislature of New York re granting licenses to individuals in Auctioneering Business

Scope and Contents

After the war, petitioners asking for license to return to their business

1784 January 10, 21
Box: 5 Folder : 72 Petition to James Duane, Esquire, Mayor of New York City, by undersigned to allow John Tuner to drive a cart

Scope and Contents

Petition signed by Comfort Sands and 8 others

1784 May 11
Box: 5 Folder : 72 Petition by William Van Deursen to permit Edward Lowrear, A friend and well wisher to the American Army, to drive cart
1784 May 11
Box: 5 Folder : 72 Letter from St. John, Frenchman living in New York, to Mr. DuMarbois
1784 July 6
Box: 5 Folder : 65 Appointment of John Jay, Egbert Benson, Walter Livingston, John Lansing, Jr., Zephania Platt to represent New York in US Congress, signed by John Hathorn, Speaker
1784 October 24
Box: 5 Folder : 72 Petition to permit Matthew Granger, who was imprisoned on a prisoner ship, to drive a cart, Signed by Gerardus Hardenbrook, Jr. and 4 others
1784 April 19
Box: 5 Folder : 73 Statement regarding rent that was to be paid by Mr. Price and Mr. Ray

Scope and Contents

Statement writer had left New York with orders for Dr. Onderdunk (?) to rent his house

undated
Box: 5 Folder : 73 Certification by Thomas Bilby, Captain in the Royal Fusilear Regiment, that mortgage between Margaret Johnston and George Elsworth paid
1784 June 16
Box: 5 Folder : 73 Letter from Joseph Hawley, Caleb Strong, Tim Edwards, Theo Sedgwick, Massachusetts Commissioner, to Hon. Philip Schuyler, Esq. and Gerard Banken, Esq.

Scope and Contents

Letter regarding property line and survey

1784 November 2
Box: 5 Folder : 72 Certification by Daniel Dunscomb, New York Merchant, of removal of lead

Scope and Contents

850 pounds of lead for public service was taken out of the house of Peter Van Brugh Livingston of Hanover Square

1784 December 10
Box: 5 Folder : 59 Document in the Case, Thomas Grant v. the Estate of Lodorvick Bamper regarding debt of 1772 pounds
1785 October 12
Box: 5 Folder : 59 Paymaster General John Pierce's Report of August 10, 1785 (Copied), RE: Frenchman Pierre Regnier de Rousse to for depreciation because he was a foreigner
1785
Box: 5 Folder : 59 Acknowledgment by John Fairlee that John Sauderse deposited a certificate in the Commissioner's Office signed by William Van Ingen
1785 January 26
Box: 5 Folder : 55 Petition regarding drawing back of duty taxes on re-exported goods, by 11 New York Merchants

Scope and Contents

11 merchants includes John Vanderbilt, Anthony Bleeker, James Watson, James Greenleaf, Robert and George Lewis, John Pintard, Isaac Clason, Jose Rois Silva, Stewart & Jones

1786
Box: 5 Folder : 54 Receipt by John Lansing that Henry Hay, State Agent, had given him $100.00
1786 May 23
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Letter from James Vernon to Stewart & Jones

Scope and Contents

Give Capt. Mercedes the freight to deliver to Albany

1786 April 1
Box: 5 Folder : 57 Discharge of John Denny from Debtor's Prison
1786 June 24
Box: 5 Folder : 58 Certificate of Damaged Goods (4 tons of hemp) sold at public auction for 150 pounds, signed by William Heyer and August Lawrence, Port Wardens

Scope and Contents

The damaged goods were owned by Stewart & Jones, Merchants, on a ship from London

1786 October 4
Box: 6 Folder : 1 1786 True Copy Census Document Schedule of the Citizens & Inhabitants in the State of New York by county/ 1975 Number of Electors in the State of New York by county

Scope and Contents

Categories for Census: Males under 16, Males over 16 under 60, Males over 60, Females under 16, females over 16, Slaves (males/females), Indians who pay tax/ Electors are broken down by Freehold values and electors who were Freemen by a certain date

1786/1795
Box: 5 Folder : 46 List of Houses surveyed and insured by the Insurance Office

Scope and Contents

Almost three hundred houses listed with names and addresses

1787
Box: 5 Folder : 60 Sheriff M. Willett's Calendar of Prisoners in the Jail of the City and County of New York

Scope and Contents

6 prisoners were held. All laborers for burglary, theft, robbing on the high way, robbery

1787 August 6
Box: 5 Folder : 60 Mayor's Court Directive to the sheriff to take into custody John Aspinell

Scope and Contents

Aspinell "lives on Prince Street across from new sugar factory"

1787 August 22
Box: 5 Folder : 60 Extracts from Journal of Manassak Cutler describing City Hall, 1787

Scope and Contents

Appears to be written copy of journal describing what City Hall looked like. 1873 Feb. 24 Public Library of Cincinnati

1787
Box: 5 Folder : 60 Inquisition by Sheriff M. Willett regarding damages that James Cox suffered.

Scope and Contents

Damages came to 44 pounds, signed by Willet and jurors

1787 December
Box: 5 Folder : 61 List of Grand Jurors containing 25 names

Scope and Contents

One list for 1787 and one list for 1789, both lists contain about 25 names

1787-1789
Box: 5 Folder : 63 A Plan of the Descent of St. James Street from Bowry Lane to Cherry Street drawn by Evert Blancher, Jr. and John McComb, City Surveyors
1787 June 27
Box: 5 Folder : 63 Letter from James Montaudevert to Stewart & Jones regarding delivery to Capt. Stephens of Ship Pretty

Scope and Contents

Deliver to Capt. Stephens anything he will ask you for

1787 March 27
Box: 5 Folder : 63 Letter from Jeremiah Manning of Bonum Town, New Jersey, to Stewart & Jones regarding need for rigging for a sloop
1787 March 14
Box: 5 Folder : 63 Letter from Henry Kuhl on behalf of Michael Hillegas, Treasurer, to Nathaniel Gilman, Esq. regarding sending books to the Treasurer

Scope and Contents

Send remainder directly to Honorable Board of Treasury to save postage

1787 December 11
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Results of Election of Delegates to the Convention in Poughkeepsie, signed by Richard Varick, Recorder, and Aldermen of the City of New York

Scope and Contents

John Jay, Richard Morris, John Sloss Hobart, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Livingston, Isaac Roosevelt, James Duane, Richard Harison and Nicholas Low were delegates

1788 May 29
Box: 5 Folder : 52 Report on James Hughes' (Notary Public) Investigation of the Books of the Treasury Department of the United States
1788 April 30
Box: 5 Folder : 53 Decision by Jury that Property of the vessel Brig. Nymph belongs to Henry Hay not to John Quail

Scope and Contents

Signed by all 12 jurors

1788 April 26
Box: 5 Folder : 49 List of 46 Members who attended the First Congress of the United States under the New Constitution
1789
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Summons from Benjamin Blagge, Alderman, for Jacob Lawrence to appear
1789 January 24
Box: 5 Folder : 50 Regulation of Greenwich Street between Barclay and Murray Streets drawn by Evert Bancher, Jr. and John McComb, City Surveyors

Scope and Contents

Owners of lots noted

1789 June 3
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Names of proprietors by lot along Chatham Street
1789 July
Box: 5 Folder : 48 Acknowledgment by David Devoor of New Rochelle of Debt to New York State in the amount of Ten pounds

Scope and Contents

Richard Varick, Recorder of the City of New York signed document

1789 July 13
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Agreement between Hodge, Allen & Campbell, Booksellers , and William Robins that Robins may have front parlour in house on Maiden Lane, closet on second floor (Large enough for bed) and cellar and yard. Also William Robins may work in printing business

Scope and Contents

1 year lease for 15 pounds; Salary of five dollars per week

1790 May 1
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Amount of Insolvents by name in South Ward
1790 May 18
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Amount of Insolvents by name in Dock Ward
1790 May 17
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Petition of John Bartolf to Mayor of New York (Richard Varick) to drive cart

Scope and Contents

Unable to learn trade because of War but fought against invaders

1790 April 26
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Two subscription notices for the New York Magazine or Literary Repository

Scope and Contents

One notice lists the subscribers and addresses. Subscription price was 18 shillings per year

1790 May 17; 1791 March
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Indenture signed by Michael Roche acknowledging debt of 30 pounds
1790 January 7
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Sworn testimony of Evert Blancher, Jr. is just and true -- appeared before Nicholas Bayard
1790 November 20
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Inquisition held at house of John Simmons, signed by Sheriff Robert Boyd and jurors
1790 September 13
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Table for the Assize of Loaf Bread -- Common Council of New York City

Scope and Contents

Table for the Assize of Loaf Bread regulated the size of bread sold

1790 February 15
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Extracts from the minutes of the Common Council of New York City

Scope and Contents

Items involved paving Broadway from Lutheran Church to Vesey Street, Contracting with Elias Burger to do work on Wharf, Consideration of best use of Common Lands

1790 April and May
Box: 5 Folder : 47 1790 -1798 Rates of Medical Charges by the Physicians of New York

Scope and Contents

Includes charges for first consultation, night visit after ten o'clock, extracting a tooth, opening an absyss, amputation, removing a cataract, hair loss

1790-1798
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Rates of Medical Charges by Practitioners of Physics and Surgery in the City of New York

Scope and Contents

Includes charges for verbal advice, written advice, visits, visits with a single dose of medicine

1790
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Sworn affidavit of Jane Highland

Scope and Contents

Highland testified against James King

1792 August 21
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Memorial of Gerard Banker, Treasurer of the State of New York
1792
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Return of Mayor as part of Canvassers appointed to canvas and estimate votes in the 1792 Election

Scope and Contents

Election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor is George Clinton and Pierre Van Cortlandt; Henry Cruger, John Schenck, and Selah Strong are senators for Southern District; Joseph Hasbrouck is senator from Middle District and John Frey is senator from Western District; Robert Woodworth and John Livingston are senators from Eastern District

1792
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Contemporaneous Account of Panic of 1792 by Miss C. Wynkoop (?)
1792
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Document announcing result of election for members of the State Assembly, signed by Richard Varick, Mayor, and Aldermen of the City of New York

Scope and Contents

Jonathan Post, John Delancey, William Willcocks, Josiah Ogden Hoffman, James Watson, Richard Furman and Robert Boyd elected.

1793 May 29
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Sworn statement by John Hinton that William Collins, a 13-year old prisoner aboard the Concord Frigate is from Philadelphia and must be returned to his mother, signed by Richard Varick, Mayor
1793 September 9
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Sheriff M. Willett's calendar of prisoners confined in the jail of the city and county of New York

Scope and Contents

Gives names, crimes, dates, by whom committed to jail, remarks. Crimes are forgery, swindling, murder, larceny, and paping, counterfeit money

1793 January 15
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Oct. 11, 1793 resolution Common Council of New York City to provide $5,000 to the poor and most distressed citizens of Philadelphia after their great calamity
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Letter from Col. N. Rochester to George Gale, Esquire, Supervisor of the Revenue

Scope and Contents

Doctor Schmibly's amount is very moderate, send $200

1793 July 16
Box: 5 Folder : 34 List of articles purchased for Government house
1793 February 1
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Pages from Custom House Register regarding goods on vessels and amounts of Duties

Scope and Contents

Vessels include Schooner Waterford, Ann and Susan, Brig. Nancy, Sloop Swallow, Brig. Harriot, Ship Fanny, Brig Eliza, Ship Liberty, Sloop Charles, Brig. Recovery; The Masters were from Cork, St. Croix, Port au Prince, Curacao, Portsmouth, Havre de Grace, Cadiz, St. Eustatia, Cape Francois, Waterford

1793
Box: 5 Folder : 64 Tribute by John Franklin, H. Mulligan, Ezekiel Robins, certifying that Mrs. Wheton, Mrs. Todd, Mrs. Whaley, widows, great service to American Prisoners, thanked by General Washington
1794 February 24
Box: 5 Folder : 74 Incomplete Recognizance of James Watt; not completed or signed
1794 December 3
Box: 5 Folder : 75 Letter from Democratic Society of New York to Democratic Society of Pennsylvania

Scope and Contents

Refuse to surrender our rights to thought and speech

1795
Box: 5 Folder : 76 Petition to Legislature of New York of the Subscribers Repackers of Beef and Pork

Scope and Contents

Petition to receive one shilling per barrel packed

1795 February 11
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Agreement of Aldermen and the City of New York to Establish an Office of the Police at City Hall
1795 October 26
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Pages 183-186 of Letterbook kept by unknown French Merchant (in French)

Scope and Contents

Letters concern trade with Mr. Olive, trade in coffee, a trip to Philadelphia

1795 July 7-11
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Acknowledgment by The Governors of the New York Hospital of expenses paid by Legislature, need for additional funds
1796 February 18
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Report of the New York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves

Scope and Contents

School, Citizens are using Danish Flag to supply foreign nations with slaves against the Act of Congress

1797 May
Box: 6 Folder : 4 New York City Inquisition at the Dwelling of Catherine Simmons, Innkeeper

Scope and Contents

$35.00 in damages; signed by Sheriff John Lansing and 12 jurors

1797 April 14
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Hay Receipt
1797 February 27
Box: 6 Folder : 19 1797 Roster of Firemen in Engine Company 20
1797
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Receipted Certificate of Debt to the United States

Scope and Contents

Daniel Cotton and Thomas Butler acknowledgement of $400 owed to the United States

1798 February 10
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Certification of Joint Commission in Regulating Elections that John Jay was elected Governor and Stephen Van Rensselaer elected Lt. Governor

Scope and Contents

David Gelston, Dewitt Clinton, William Denning, Richard Hatfield, Ambrose Spencer, Ebenezer Foote, Leonard Gansevoort, John Sanders, Thomas Gold, John Frey, Frederick Getman, William Beekman, and Jacob Morris – Senators

1798 June 12
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Militia Rolls - 7 Undersigned (captains, lieutenants, ensigns) Swear to support the US Constitution
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 5 State of New York Allegiance Book

Scope and Contents

Undersign swear their allegiance to the State of New York and to support the US Constitution, renounce any allegiance to foreign kings

1798-1802
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Testimony of Peter Duschent, Prisoner in City Jail, re prisoner William Foulk who tried to break out of jail
1798 August 8
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Testimony of Richard Smith, Turnkey of City Jail, re prisoner William Foulk who tried to break out of jail
1798 August 8
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Supervisor's Office, District of New York document RE: Duties on Rum secured
1798 February 6
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Elizabeth Dungree's Consent and Covenant re Dock at New Slip. Lots conveyed to James Roosevelt
1798 March 19
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Contract for Building the Dock at New Slip

Scope and Contents

Document in case James Roosevelt v. Harry Peters, James C. Roosevelt (Exec. of Abner Dungee, deceased with Justice Deerman

1798 May 7
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Articles of Agreement for filling in the Dock

Scope and Contents

Document in case James Roosevelt v. Harry Peters, James C. Roosevelt (Exec. of Abner Dungee, deceased with Henry Sharmon

1798 May 30
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Sworn statement that articles imported by Joseph Harris on Sloop Two Sisters are for his use and not for sale
1798 September 10
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Issues of the Luptonian and Abstracts which contain copies of letters of William Lupton regarding the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1798
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 20 1798 Anniversary Oration on Education before the Association of Teachers of New York City, by Jonathan Fisk
1798
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Manhattan Tragedy – or Curvin and Elma, An Historic Ballad of 1799

Scope and Contents

Verses were written based upon disappearance of a woman named Sands and her alleged murderer Levi Weeks on Dec. 22, 1799. Her body was found a few weeks later in the Manhattan Well

undated
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Letter from Richard Harison, Esq., Recorder of the City of New York, to Sheriff of New York re attachment against the estate of John Saunders
1799 June 27
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Letter from Richard Harison, Esq., Recorder of the City of New York, to Sheriff of New York re attachment against Oliver Phelps
1799 December 18
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Sworn statements by Captain Daniel Braine and John Barker that Ship Fanny did not go through any French port
1799 December 18
Box: 6 Folder : 10 List of 64 persons summoned by Attorney General, Ogden Hoffman, as witnesses on behalf of the people in court case
1799 August 8
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Discharge of of debt because of insolvency for John Moffits
1799 April 4
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Request from Captain Hughes of Brig Friends to Sheriff to liberate Thomas Conly
1799 June 11
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Notes taken from New York Gazette and other journals (1799-1807) regarding the erection of the Mechanics Hall
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Deposition of James Townsend who hired Charles Gillard to deliver a cartload of iron to basin

Scope and Contents

Document in the case of The People v. Carles Gillard in Police Court of New York City

1800 July 19
Box: 6 Folder : 44 A True Copy of 1800 Demand to Keeper of the Jail to deliver Mr. William McCready, New York Merchant and Bankrupt, to answer questions
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 45 City of New York c. 1800 Assessment for Digging out and Filling in Broadway from Arch Bridge to Prince Street

Scope and Contents

Lists property owners by east and west side of Broadway

undated
Box: 6 Folder : 46 Articles of Agreement among Theophilus Beekman, party of the first part, Fletcher W. Beekman, party of the second part, and John Townsend and Walter Franklin, merchants of the third part

Scope and Contents

Merchants will pay sum of money to Beekman that said lots of ground amount to

1800 April 24
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Owner or Consignee's (Adrian Van Linderen) oath upon entering of merchandise – Port of New York, signed Joshua Sands, Collector

Scope and Contents

For Ship Hare

1800 May 2
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Order for the Sale of Some Property Seized by the Sheriff of New York by an attachment, signed Richard Harris, Recorder of New York

Scope and Contents

Property of Lewis Gruin consisted of shingles, pipe staves and hogshead staves

1800 September 4
Box: 6 Folder : 48 Certificate signed by Jasper Hopper, District Secretary of the State of New York

Scope and Contents

Certification RE: Jacob Ramson, formerly Private in 2nd Regiment issued lot of 600 acres

1800 December 22
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Indenture of James Stevens to apprentice to Henry Kenyon, Mariner
1800 September 17
Box: 6 Folder : 49 Petition of Isaac Winans and Christian White to Richard Harris, Recorder of the City of New York, for attachment of Brig. Hero
1800 November 29
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Agreement to build pier between Fly and Coffeehouse Slips by Proprietors of Lots on South Street
1801 June 20
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Oaths for Registers; Custom House Papers

Scope and Contents

1. Sworn Statement (1802 November 10) that vessel Sincerity of New York is owned by Elias Burger and David Rogers and that David Rogers is the captain; 2. Sworn statement (1802 October 6) that vessel Hannah Bartley of New York is owned by Joseph Gotier and he is captain; 3. Sworn statement (1802 October 7) that vessel Sincerity of New York is owned by David Rogers and Elias Burger and that David Rogers is captain of the vessel

1802
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Return of Captain Nicholas Lawrence's Watchmen from third Monday in January to third Monday in February, 1802

Scope and Contents

List of names, ages, occupation, birthplace, and address

1802 January - February
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Limits to Jail as laid down by Mangin, City Surveyor

Scope and Contents

Plan showing limits to perimeter of jail

1802 July
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Official letter from John B. Prevost, City Recorder, to Sheriff RE: John Stockdale
1802 September 8
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Affidavit of Clerk of Stores, re: property of Henry Cruger's estate

Scope and Contents

By clerk of stores which were the property of the estate of Henry Cruger, Esquire (Mr. Alex Stewart left clerk in charge of the stores); British took possession of city; persons took stores while clerk was imprisoned

1803 January 22
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Mayor's Office of the City of New York List of Deaths from Yellow Fever from July to October 1803

Scope and Contents

Deaths reached 615; Document divided by Month, Day, Week Day, Cases, Deaths

1803 July - October
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Memorandum of Interments in the City of New York 1803-1806, by John Pintard
1803 - 1806
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Petition of the Marshalls and Constables of the City of New York to the Legislature of New York State regarding inadequate compensation
1803 January 28
Box: 6 Folder : 61 Certificate Showing the Safe Shipment of 21 Bales of Cotton on Brig Eleanor, signed by John Hodgkins
1803 April 29
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Poll Statement of Votes Taken in Ninth Ward, City of New York

Scope and Contents

Abraham King was elected Alderman, Jacob Shute was elected Assistant, also elections for Assessors, Collector, and Constables

1804 November 20, 25
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Draft of Report from Committee appointed to examine the best mode of supplying the City of New York with adequate water

Scope and Contents

Supply adequate water not only for culinary and domestic purposes but also for fire; suggestion of dam and reservoir

1804 August 27
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Order to the Owners of 143 Water Street from Common Council of New York City

Scope and Contents

State of Nuisance, cause cellar to be raised with pure earth at least four inches

1804 June 4
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Office of Public HealthList of People Killed by Malignant Fever in September and October of 1805

Scope and Contents

Includes names, addresses, and dates

1805 September - October
Box: 6 Folder : 29 3 Documents – 1. Charles Innis Certificate of Seaman and US Citizen under Act for Relief and Protection of American Seamen; Certificate for Debenture of Brig Fair Manhattan; Report of Births of May 1805

Scope and Contents

The Brig Fair was carrying brandy, wine, oil, vermicelli and macaroni; Birth record page has columns for white, black, free and slaves

1805 May 20; 1805 May 28; 1805 May 25
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Militia Roll and Enlistment of Light Infantry by Commander Micah Brooks
1806 June 15
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Certification that James Smith has been received in to 7th Company, by Commander John Minuse of 7th Company of the Second Regiment
1806 May 28
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Letters from J.H. Mattau to Philip Unger re purchase of cargo from sloop
1806
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Plan by the Corporation of the City of New York to extended Piers into East River between Exchange and Whitehall Slips
1806 May 2
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Arrangements made by the City's Inspector's Office for Keeping the Peace for This and Tomorrow Evenings
1806 December 31
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Memorial of the Inhabitants of the City of New York, Committee of Defense's Document regarding the Defense of New York

Scope and Contents

Long list of signatures

1806 March 21
Box: 6 Folder : 21 The Fortification and Defense of New York City by The Memorial of the Inhabitants of the City of New York, Committee of Defense

Scope and Contents

Outline of Fort Columbus in New York Harbor; Discussions re Defense of New York Harbor; Minutes of Committee of Defense meetings; 4 projects for Defending New York – 1. By Governor Morgan, 2. By Col. Jonathon Williams, 3. Dr. Joseph Young, 4. By George W. Chapman, Esq.

1807
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Petition of Lydia Heckler to Mayor Marinus Willett re license to carry on business of grocery and tavern after husband joined Miranda Expedition
1807 May 16
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Jacob Cholwell stated to John P. Ritter, Alderman of New York, that Abraham M. Griffin willfully broke lamp at corner of New Slip

Scope and Contents

Charge of $25.00

1807 March 24
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Sworn statement of Isaac Wandle that Henry Mason was born at Guntuck, North Carolina, signed by William Popham, Notary Public
1807 March 9
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Map by William Bridges, City Surveyor, of Block of Ground in Nassau Street

Scope and Contents

Block of Ground on Nassau Street to ascertain property line between Mr. Mildeberger's and Mr. Walker's lots

1807 June 17
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Commission of Pierre C. Van Wyck, Recorder of the City of New York, and Tunis Wortman, Clerk of the City of New York, by Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of New York

Scope and Contents

Seal of New York attached

1808 February 8
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Communication addressed by Mayor Dewitt Clinton on the subject of the Gambling House, No. 5 Murray Street

Scope and Contents

Called the house the "Road to Ruin"

1809 April 10
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Power of Attorney from Alexander MacDonald to James Sackett to take possession of two lots.
1809 May 2
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Note from the Bank Of New York, RE: Abraham Dunham for fifty dollars protested for non-payment

Scope and Contents

Note sent to Charles C. Williams

1809 September 25
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Muster Roll of a Company of Light Artillery under Command of Capt. S.D. Townsend

Scope and Contents

List of names, ranks, and dates of Enlistment

1809 October 1
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Office of Customs House's License to Carry on Coasting Trade for One Year

Scope and Contents

Lewis Smith of Marlborough with Sloop, named Wasp

1809 October 24
Box: 6 Folder : 62 Two Thousand dollar Promissory Note of Luke Persiany to William Moore
1810 June 20
Box: 6 Folder : 57 Charter Party of Affreightment, witnessed by Henry Post, Cornelius Grinnel, Nathaniel Mintum

Scope and Contents

Ship Emolous

1810 October 30
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Received from Waters Furman, Superintendant of the Streets, Pay for Carting and Sweeping
1810 November 10
Box: 6 Folder : 55 Petition of Owners of property adjoining Christopher Street to the Mayor regarding widening Christopher Street
1811 August
Box: 6 Folder : 58 Depositions of Isaac Mead and Abraham Varick
1811 December 12
Box: 6 Folder : 50 Certificate of Manumission, signed by Mayor Dewitt Clinton

Scope and Contents

Enslaved woman Isabel freed by Peter Wilson, professor of Languages, Columbia College

1812 July 11
Box: 6 Folder : 52 A Copy of Letter from Richard Varick to the Chairman of the Federal Committee of New York City

Scope and Contents

Convention postponed but delegates still appointed

1812 September 22
Box: 6 Folder : 54 Permission to Sell Liquor granted to Henry Gifford
1812 May 6
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Final Settlement between US and John Newkirk

Scope and Contents

US owed John Newkirk $2.00. First final settlement certificate issued in State of New York

1813 July 15
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Copy of Minutes of Council held at Fort George

Scope and Contents

Earl of Loudoun saw papers from Mr. Livingston and ordered guard to be sent to Manor if Mr. Livingston applied for one.

1813 September 20
Box: 6 Folder : 53 Deposition of Abraham Merritt
1814 June 9
Box: 6 Folder : 51 2 Documents of John F. Randolph of New York City Administrator: Official document re mortgage; official document re lease
1815
Box: 6 Folder : 56 Document giving Isaac Bell the vote of Mary Ellis in any vote for the Directors of the Bank of New York
1815 May 6
Box: 6 Folder : 59 Inventory of Monies, Goods, Wares & Merchandises Remaining Unclaimed in the Police Department of New York City
1815 January
Box: 7 Folder : 4 George Lorillard is entitled to two shares of Bank of New York
1816 July 17
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Document of Horace Holden
1816 November 13
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Constitution of New York Bibliographical Society

Scope and Contents

Handwritten note states that Body of document in handwriting of Governor Clinton

1816 February
Box: 6 Folder : 60 Group of 19 payment warrants for various services, labor and/or supplies to Corporation of New York
1816, 1818, 1820, 1821, 1830, 1831, 1843
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Inspectors of State Prison Contracts concerning State Prison regarding providing prisoners with rations and provisions to hospital and hospital stores
1817 April 15
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Petition of Butchers of the Collect Market to Mayor regarding placing market on Collect Street between Franklin and Anthony Streets
1817 July 10
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Lt. Col. Nathaniel Weed appear and testify before Court Martial of Cornelius Oakley - City of New York
1817 November 7
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Undersigned Endorsement of the appointment of Colonel Christian to the office of Police Justice of New York
1818 March 2
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Appointment of George B. Smith to Collector of Arrears of Taxes, by Mayor, Aldermen & Commonalty of New York
1819 July 21
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Deposition of Richard Ely and Search Warrant

Scope and Contents

Stolen trunk with coats, pantaloons and vests. Warrant to search cellar of house on Gold Street and Eders Alley

1820 January 20
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Received from City of New York $29,448.29 for loss in relinquishing the deserted land in the Second Ward
1821 May 15
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Appointment of George B. Smith Assistant State Commissioner by Aldermen, Mayor & Common Council of New York
1821 October 15
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Letter from Judge Advocate General's Office RE: Application of Militia Regulations to the City of New York

Scope and Contents

Questions regarding number of parades, court martial trials held in NYC

1821 May 28
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Assorted Documents Including An Act for Preventing Usury

Scope and Contents

5 documents: No. 15 Harman Street must pave alley (directed to Stephen Beekman, agent for M.B. Talmage); Gazette to Sylanus Miller is undeliverable from Post-Office; James Boyle put in 5,569 loads of earth for lot on corner of West and Warren Streets (Isaac Ludlum, city surveyor); John Sharp testified that tenants, William Collins and Joseph Derve, owe rent; Act preventing Usury

1822
Box: 7 Folder : 26 Rules & Regulations for the Government of a Hospital Department of the State Prison
1822
Box: 7 Folder : 27 List of Booksellers

Scope and Contents

Pencil note: "Partial List of Booksellers about 1824"

undated
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Certificate by Isaac Ludlum, City Surveyor, that lot filled by James Boyle finished agreeably to 2,776 loads

Scope and Contents

Lot between Murray and Warren streets

1823 January 21
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Certificate by Isaac Ludlum, City Surveyor, that James Boyle put 475 loads of earth more than survey

Scope and Contents

Lot on West Street

1823 November
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Election of Valentine Nutter as Church Warden of St. Mary's Episcopal Church
1823 December 19
Box: 7 Folder : 19 W. Shepard's List of tenants between Warren and Murray Streets
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Report of the Road Committee

Scope and Contents

Bayard asked to open 15th, 16th, 17th Streets at 7th Avenue

1824 May 10
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Letter of license to William Shaw, a Band Box Maker
1824 November 12
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Order for the Arrest of William Sparks

Scope and Contents

Jacob Ackerman accuses William Spark of taking one horse, one coat and harness, one bag of oats

1824
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Papers RE: Real Estate Transactions
1826-1829
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Butchers Licenses

Scope and Contents

Alexander Anthony, John Scott, Caleb Concklin, Gilbert Griffin, John Banker, Isaac Vawn, Daniel Hyde, Jacob Jacakes, Joshua Hyde, Isaac Valentine, Robert Denyke, Caleb Angevine, licensees

1826-1830
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Brief History of the New York Asylum for Lying-In Women
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 24 2 Appointments by the Mayor, Aldermen, Commonalty of the City of New York

Scope and Contents

John Sherwood, Measurer of Lumber; George B. Smith, Assistant Street Commissioner of the City of New York

1827
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Stage Coach Licenses

Scope and Contents

James Flanagan, Abraham Brower, James Dickerson, Joseph Palmer, Gideon Sampson, G.W. Littell, Gardner A. Sage, George W. Edwards, H.N. Stebbins, W.S. Corwin, licensees

1827-1854
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Remonstrance Against Opening Cedar Street

Scope and Contents

Folder includes several supporting document to the Remonstrance

1828
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Account of Sale of Minthorne Estate

Scope and Contents

J.M. Martin reporting sale of property near Bowery

1829 March 3
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Unofficial records of Real Estate Transactions in New York City (lower Manhattan)
1829-1835
Box: 7 Folder : 16 List of Names of Individuals who bought the State Prison lots sold by J. Bleeker
1829 April 20
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Document and drawings of 3 lots sold by J. Bleeker

Scope and Contents

One lot was at corner of Gold Street and Maiden Lane, other lots were between Exchange and Wall Streets near New Street

1829 August
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Letter from the Committee of The New York Law Institute

Scope and Contents

Letter requests passage of law to appoint a vice-chancellor to reside in New York City; Court of Chancery busy; Appointment of officer other than Circuit judge or Chancellor

1829
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Papers of Gideon Lee Relating to The Road Committee
1829-1831
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Papers RE: Real Estate Transactions
1830-1831
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Letter from Committee in charge of Establishing University in the City of New York to Hon. R. Walworth, Chancellor

Scope and Contents

Discussion as to University; J.W. Matthews, James M. Wainwright, and J. Delafield were the committee

1830 September 23
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Sale of Property belonging to Elbert Anderson Estate

Scope and Contents

J. Bleeker reporting sale, property near the Bowery

1831 January 5,6
Box: 7 Folder : 37 2 Financial Documents: Transfer of 20 shares in New Haven Verd Antique Marble Company by Joseph Shannon to Alix Kunshud; Obligation of Thomas E. Davis to Nicholas W. Stuyvesant
1832, 1838
Box: 7 Folder : 38 3 Documents: Circular re Cholera epidemic has passed with signed note by Arthur Tappan to Merchants, Chamberlain & Caldwell of Cincinnati,; List of goods sold by James Montgomery; Letter of Joseph Moulton to Col. Ralph E. W. Earl regarding location of Customs House
1832-1833
Box: 7 Folder : 35 3 Letters: Constituent Letter to U.S. Representative Edward Curtis – series of questions on Slavery & Slave-Trade and his representation of New York in Congress; Unsigned reponse to Letter to Honorable Edward Curtis; Personal letter to E.S. Strike from cousin

Scope and Contents

Asks if Curtis favors immediate abolition of Slavery and Slave-Trade in District of Columbia and opposes annexation of Texas, among other questions; cousin's letter mentions funeral procession in memory of General Lafayette in New York City, fires, and meeting called by 5 important New York Merchants to preach against Slavery

1834-1838
Box: 7 Folder : 39 2 North River Insurance Company Policies

Scope and Contents

Policies cover properties at 646 Water Street and 648 Water Street, New York City

1836
Box: 7 Folder : 40 Receipt for 92 Cart-Loads of Street Manure

Scope and Contents

Placed on Vessel, Harstsacher, Captain Parish

1836
Box: 7 Folder : 21 New York Collector's Office Real Estate Assessments

Scope and Contents

Assessments for widening street, repaving, bridges; many for Chapel Street

1836-1842
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Public Meeting of the Merchants, Traders and Mechanics of the City of New York on the Resumption of Specie Payments, with Signatures

Scope and Contents

Signed by well-known merchants, traders and mechanics, such as John Jacob Astor

1837
Box: 7 Folder : 36 Enrollment of Men of Companies C-H of the 258th Regiment

Scope and Contents

Rolls lists names by Companies, boundaries of each Company

1837
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Documents RE: Widening and Extending of Anthony Street

Scope and Contents

Includes several pages of newspaper clippings

1837-1838
Box: 7 Folder : 41 2 Documents: Letter of Howes Godphrey Robinson to George Trufant; Payroll, American Theater on ther Bowery, November 23, 1839

Scope and Contents

Letter regards the decline in the price of flour

1834 April 30; 1839 November 23
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Letter to Lewis Selye, Esq. of Rochester, NY, from the Globe Fire Insurance Company
1840 May 6
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Letter from the Democratic Whig Young Men, with signatures of the Corresponding Committee, to "a reliable friend in every town in the State"

Scope and Contents

A set of questions to determine the correct estimate for the Harrison and Seward majority at the approaching election

1840 July 4
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Notices of General Committee of Democratic Whig Young Men

Scope and Contents

Notices for Dr. Benjamin A. Drake of 35 Bowery, folder also includes a list of members of General Committee for 1841.

1840-1841
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of New York to the US Senate and House of Representatives

Scope and Contents

The Memorial concerns Bankruptcy Law

1841
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of New York to Daniel S. Darling

Scope and Contents

Lease for well and dump on 19th Street near Tenth Avenue

1842
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Search for Taxes on two lots on 18th street and notice of chancery sale of this property

Scope and Contents

Chancery sale by Anthony Bleecker & Co.

1844
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Translation of a composition of a deaf-mute of the New York Institution For The Deaf and Dumb

Scope and Contents

Translation of a composition of a deaf-mute of the New York Institution For The Deaf and Dumb

1844
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Signed Letter to Fire Warden from Occupants at 73 Allen Street

Scope and Contents

Letter stating that neighborhood is not secure with match factory next door in wooden house

1844
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Certificate of Copyright of the Book – A Brief Description of New York … by Daniel Denton
1845
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Two documents of the Mariners Family Industrial Society

Scope and Contents

First document explains the creation of the Society to benefit the families of seamen, the profits from the clothing story which were used to benefit the Society, and a plea to donate to the Society; Second document is a reprint of an Address given to the Society by Reverend John S.C. Abbott

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Memorandum of Title of Thomas Boyd to property in 16th Street

Scope and Contents

Property is on 16th Street east of 8th Avenue

1845
Box: 8 Folder : 20 ALS from W. Havemeyer, Mayor of New York, to Assistant Justice Kirtland

Scope and Contents

Act of Establishment and regulation of Police Force in force for several days – office of Marshals is abolished

1845 August 5
Box: 8 Folder : 24 New York Scientific Association

Scope and Contents

Includes Constitution, Duties of Officers and Minutes of meetings

1845
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Petition to US Congress to form Congress of Nations to form a code of International Law

Scope and Contents

Signed by many prominent New Yorkers of the time

1845 December
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Carriage License

Scope and Contents

License for Joseph L. Palmer

1846 July 22
Box: 8 Folder : 25 5 Documents from the Department of Sewers and Drains

Scope and Contents

Includes paylist of workmen; bills for survey from Broadway to Hudson River and for sewer repairs

1846-1847
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Property map of lots on Rivington & Forsythe Streets belonging to Maria A. Kissam

Scope and Contents

The property was leased to Mr. Quackenbos and Mr. Lawrence. The property map is on the back of a flyer for the Third Ward Whig Head Quarters

1847
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Chronicles of the Battle of Wall Street
1848
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Extract from a Two Years Journal in New York
1848
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Notes on Meetings of the 16th Ward Democratic Republican Caucus
1849
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Abstract of title of John McIntosh to a plot of ground in 16th Street purchased from William Cozzens

Scope and Contents

Property is on 16th Street east of 8th Avenue

1849
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Letter to William MacReady from his admirers and Letter to Nathan Darling, Esq. from the Committee to bring back the remains of General North and Colonel Duncan

Scope and Contents

MacReady's admirers concerned that MacReady would not continue his performance after the Astor Place Riots; General North's remains were buried in San Antonio and Colonel Duncan's remains were buried in Mobile, Alabama. Committee to return them to New York City

1849
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Property Title Searches for Goodman & Jesup

Scope and Contents

Searches on Property in 16th Street east of 8th Avenue

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Minutes of Meetings of Democratic Republican Party

Scope and Contents

Includes resolutions, minutes, list of members of the Democratic Republican General Committee for 1849

1849
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Seating Plan of Mercer Street Church
1849
Box: 8 Folder : 31 Assorted Documents

Scope and Contents

4 Documents: Circular for the Independent Republican Wide Awakes; Report of the Committee on County Officers on the bill of the Coroner; Board of Police acknowledgement of donation; Application of J.E. Loiseau to be French teacher

1850-1862
Box: 8 Folder : 32 3 Documents

Scope and Contents

Letter to Editor of Washington Union regarding Treason of W. Brady; Recommendation of Andrew Jackson Moore to be Custom Official; Public Reception in honor of Thomas Francis Meagherl, who escaped imprisonment in Ireland

1851-1853
Box: 8 Folder : 45 Assorted Documents (4 items)

Scope and Contents

Certificate for Sarah Webster for regular attendance; Permission for J.H. Edgerley to wear badge no. 37; Summons to Stephen Sedgwick to appear and pay $70.00 judgment; Complaint of Gershom Lockwood and John Dubois against Stephen Sedgwick for payment of $70.00

1851-1857
Box: 8 Folder : 52 Robert B. Roosevelt's Narrative of Sale of Gansevoort Property
1852
Box: 8 Folder : 35 Assessment for Drain along Leonard Street, west of Broadway
1854 February
Box: 8 Folder : 33 Appointment of George B. Smith as Commissioner of Deeds
1854 August 14
Box: 8 Folder : 41 Release of Quit Rent
1854 April 27
Box: 8 Folder : 50 Carriage License

Scope and Contents

G.W. Littell, Gardner A. Sage, George W. Edwards, H.N. Stebbins, W.S. Corwin, licensees

1854 October 17
Box: 8 Folder : 44 Partial Certificate with Seal of New York signed by T. Romeyn Beck, Secretary, and G.M. Lansing, Chancellor
1855 January 11
Box: 8 Folder : 36 Notice of Meeting of the Trustees of the Women's Medical College of New York Infirmary

Scope and Contents

Purchase of building at 26th Street near East River

1855(?) June 16
Box: 8 Folder : 28 2 Documents

Scope and Contents

Recorder of Deeds – Patrick Callaghan and Wife, Gertrude, acknowledge conveyance; Democratic Aldermen recommend to James Buchanan Capt Isaiah Rynders to US Marshalship of Southern District of New York

1856-1857
Box: 8 Folder : 46 Circular Letter of the New-York Historical Society

Scope and Contents

Appeal to benefactors to subscribe to the Society

1857 January
Box: 8 Folder : 48 Public Meeting at the Merchants Exchange

Scope and Contents

Taxpayers opposed to tax bill provisions to increase taxes by Common Council of New York

1857 March 22
Box: 8 Folder : 2 First telegrams on the laying of the Trans-Atlantic Cable

Scope and Contents

Contains letters and actual telegrams

1858
Box: 8 Folder : 27 ALS E [Kerr], University of New York Medical Department, to father

Scope and Contents

includes discussions of Harper's Ferry and John Brown incident; hospitals in Europe, description of New York's poor; Van Buren's election; Mayoral election

1859 November 17
Box: 8 Folder : 47 Agreement between George C. Tompkins and the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund
1859-1860
Box: 8 Folder : 29 Circulars and Bills of the Rose Beneficent Association

Scope and Contents

Rose Beneficent Association to benefit poor white children, learn farming; "People's College"

1860
Box: 8 Folder : 34 Contract between J. Watts De Peyster and Chauncy Barnard

Scope and Contents

Land at 8th Avenue and 100 Street; related documents

1860
Box: 8 Folder : 43 Papers pertaining to a Ball given by the Citizens of New York in honor of the Prince of Wales

Scope and Contents

At the Academy of Music on October 12, 1860

1860
Box: 8 Folder : 51 Freight receipts of Harnden's Express and United States Express Company
1861-1865
Box: 9 Folder : 3 9 Documents relating to the Department of Public Parks

Scope and Contents

Articles of Agreement regarding sale of property on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Street; Letters to and from William Martin; Resolution regarding importance of city parks

1862-1877; undated
Box: 8 Folder : 49 Admission Slip to Classes at the New York Free Aademy
1863 January 19
Box: 8 Folder : 38 ALS Major General John Wool to Col. Charles Darling about New York Riot

Scope and Contents

Thank you for putting down riots in New York City

1863 August 17
Box: 8 Folder : 39 Papers Re: Tammany Hall

Scope and Contents

Lists of Officers by Ward; directions for poll elections, Committee on Tammany expenses for Oct-Dec 1857

undated
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Souvenir of a New York Fire Department Reception in honor of Joshua Abbe
1865 September 4
Box: 8 Folder : 37 Circular Letter signed by John Kelly, Sheriff

Scope and Contents

Bill for services -- $1.30

1866 April 23
Box: 8 Folder : 40 Report of The Committee of the Board of Supervisors on the Erection of the New New York City Courthouse

Scope and Contents

Allegations of gross mismanagement and overspending; Committee determined that there was no evidence of mismanagement

1866
Box: 8 Folder : 53 Notices of Arrears
1869-1870
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Letter Concerning the Hiring of Irving Hall for a Ball

Scope and Contents

7th Company, 9th Regiment would like to hire the Hall; need to select a night.

1870 August 1
Box: 9 Folder : 2 3 Documents, Among them: The Petition of the Officers and Members of the First Division NGSNY

Scope and Contents

This folder contains 3 unrelated documents. Subscribers to the Valentine's History of New York; A letter to E.E. Miles from Alice Fletcher, Secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Women, requesting her presence at a meeting; Petition to New York State to provide a parade ground above central park for the Officers and Members of the First Division N.G.S.N.Y.

1874
Box: 9 Folder : 6 2 Documents

Scope and Contents

Petition to Opposing Rescinding of Resolution to print the ancient records of the city (feared it was "scheme to plunder the City Treasury"); Notice of meeting of the Woman's Medical College regarding the purchase of a college building on 26th Street.

1874-1875
Box: 9 Folder : 7 List of Leases, etc.
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Draft of an Act to prevent Injury to Animals

Scope and Contents

People may not throw down salt, saltpeter, or other substance on any street, etc. open to the passage of animals for the purpose of dissolving snow.

1875
Box: 9 Folder : 33 Group Letter re Remedy for abuses and dangers of patronage in the Civil Service

Scope and Contents

In response to the recent murderous act on the President, this group ( including Peter Cooper, William Henry Hulbert, Howard Potter, Francis Wayland, Charles Marshall, James Freeman Clarke) suggested reforms to the appointments to Civil Service

1881 September 16
Box: 9 Folder : 27 4 Documents

Scope and Contents

Bearer may pass; Notice of Eligibility for Letter Carrier; Appointment of Poll Watchers; Sale of Old Post Office in New York City

1882-1897
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Application to Play in Central Park

Scope and Contents

Mr. F.B. Allen's school on 5th Avenue requested permission for students to play in Central Park; includes a bearer card allowing play

1885
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Numerous Letters and Documents Concerning Tax Problems
1885-1895
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Minutes of the Meeting to Place the Republican Party in Opposition to the Liquor Traffic
1886
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Names of Heirs who have not signed the power, etc. In Re: The Waldron Claim

Scope and Contents

The Waldron Claim involved much property in Harlem (The Harlem Commons) claimed by heirs against the city, which was building the Harlem canal. Newspaper clippings regarding the case also in the folder.

1890
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Various Licenses, Passes, etc

Scope and Contents

Licenses for Special coaches, acknowledgements of correct transcripts; parade permit; allowing bearer to cross police lines

1890-1913
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Petition to the Board of Aldermen

Scope and Contents

Opposition to the Metropolitan Street Railway by Property owners of St. Nicholas Avenue

1894 August
Box: 9 Folder : 29 Exemption Certificate of the Fire Department of the City of New York
1895
Box: 9 Folder : 32 Notices of Arrears

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Block No. 2527; Block No. 3030

1899-1901
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Fragment of Letter from C.N. Taylor

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Taylor would like estimate from Mr. Baneke of value of house and grounds on Golden Mills (?) and lots at White Hall

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Box: 9 Folder : 12 3 Documents

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Rules & Regulations of Chamber; Undated inventory; history of families and houses of lower Manhattan

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Box: 9 Folder : 13 Reports of William Gracie RE: Establishment of an Athenaeum
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Box: 9 Folder : 14 Petition of George Stanton and Evan Bancher, Jr. to be appointed appraisers
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Box: 9 Folder : 15 Report of the Committee appointed to visit Columbia College

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John Rodgers was Chairman of Committee; Committee in general was pleased with the college.

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Box: 9 Folder : 16 Petition of the Homeopathic physicians to the Common Council for a building to treat patients with Asiatic cholera
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Box: 9 Folder : 18 Remarks on the Mode of Extinguishing Fires in the City of New York
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Box: 9 Folder : 31 16 lots on Crown Point Street
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Box: 8 Folder : 42 Memorial adopted by Board of Directors of the New York and Harlem Railroad Company

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Memorial to Robert Schell

1900
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Subway Invitation and ticket for opening of New York subway

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Includes a complete invitation, a souvenir ticket and holder and a memorial from the Municipal Art Society regarding subway advertising

1904
Box: 9 Folder : 30 Resolution of the Executive Committee of the New-York Historical Society

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Thank Mrs. Malcolm Stuart, Mrs. J. Ferris Simmons, and Mr. Clarence Storm

1909 December 23
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Dorothy Menkin's Reminiscences of Fox Street, The Bronx

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Photocopy of original; Ms. Menkin wrote this piece as a senior looking back to her childhood circa 1909

c.1909
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Inventory of the contents of a Bronze Chest deposited in custody of the New-York Historical Society, to be opened May 23, 1974, by the Businessmen of Lower Wall Street
1914(?)
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Thank you Letters regarding sending new NYC Flags to schools by NYHS
1915
Box: 9 Folder : 34 Last piece of ticker tape from October 29, 1929

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Total Sales Today 16.388.700 …. Good Night. Oct. 29.1929 (Stock Market Crash)

1929 October 29
Box: 9 Folder : 22-25 Papers relating to the Exposition of Old New York in the Fifth Avenue Building Company (4 folders)

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Exhibition ran from March 25, 1933 to April 15, 1933. It related to the history of Madison Square and the old Fifth Avenue Hotel. 10 photographs of the exhibition. Brief History of the Plot of the Fifth Avenue Building. Pamphlet, "This Week in New York" March 19-March 25, 1933.

1933