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Guide to the Matthias B. Tallmadge Papers
1715-1868
 MS 612

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tallmadge, Matthias B. (Matthias Burnet), 1774-1819
Title: Matthias B. Tallmadge papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1715-1868 (Bulk 1800-1820)
Abstract: Matthias B. Tallmadge was the fifth judge for the District of New York and the first judge for the Northern District of New York. His papers include correspondence from the Tallmadge family, as well as many prominent individuals from the period, both related and unrelated to the Tallmadges. The papers also include materials from Tallmadge's tenure in the District of New York and later the Northern District of New York.
Quantity: 2.4 Linear feet  in 6 boxes
Language: The Matthias B. Tallmadge Papers are written in English.
Call Phrase: MS 612

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Historical Note

Matthias B. Tallmadge

Dates of Note
March 1, 1774 Matthias B. Tallmadge is born
1795 Tallmadge graduates from Yale University
1803-1805 Tallmadge serves as senator in New York State
June 12, 1805 President Thomas Jefferson gives Tallmadge recess appointment to New York District Court bench
December 23, 1805 United States Senate confirms Tallmadge as the 5th judge of the District of New York
April 9, 1814 The New York District Court is split and Tallmadge is reassigned to the Northern Distict of New York
1818 U.S. House of Representatives opens an impeachment investigation against Tallmadge after accusations that he has shirked his duty as the district judge in the Northern District of New York
February 7, 1819 Finding no cause for impeachment, investigation and charges against Tallmadge are dropped
July 1, 1819 Tallmadge resigns from his position of judge from the Northern District of New York
October 1, 1819 Tallmadge dies in Poughkeepsie, New York

Matthias Burnett Tallmadge was born in New York on March 1, 1774 to Colonel James Tallmadge and Ann Sutherland. Tallmadge graduated from Yale University in 1795 where he read law. He served on the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate before being appointed to the District Court of New York. President Thomas Jefferson gave Tallmadge a recess appointment to the bench on June 12, 1805, which had been vacated by John Sloss Hobart. Jefferson formally nominated Tallmadge for the position on December 20, 1805, and the Senate confirmed him on December 23 that same year, making Tallmadge the 5th judge of the New York District.

During Hobart's tenure on the court, the New York District faced a rising number of admiralty cases due to unrest in Europe and the number of vessels that were seized. Until 1795 New York had a Vice-Admiralty Court which adjudicated what were considered "normal" maritime cases. Then, in 1778 (though it did not become active until 1784) the Court of the Admiralty of the State of New York took over the Vice-Admiralty Court's jurisdiction. Later though, both courts fell to the wayside as New York's Constitution vested the Federal Courts with admiralty jurisdiction. Admiralty law at this time covered a wide variety of offenses including breach of contract, customs claims, assault and battery, smuggling, salvage rights, and illegal transportation of both slaves and troops.

The illegal importation of slaves became a common issue beginning in 1808. Article I Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution protected slave trade for 20 years, allowing that laws could be made towards abolition starting in 1808. In 1807 Jefferson signed the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves into law which prohibited importing slaves into the United States, effective January 1, 1808. This illegal importation would be deemed piracy in 1819. Beginning in 1808, Tallmadge heard cases against captains and vessels accused of this illegal importation.

Perhaps the most notable case Tallmadge heard was U.S. v. Smith and Ogden (1806), which was a consequence of the Miranda Affair. Francisco de Miranda enlisted the help of William Stephens Smith (son-in-law to John Adams) to overthrow Spanish rule in Venezuela. Prior to leaving on the expedition, Miranda met and had private interviews with both President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison. Smith and Miranda chartered a boat from Samuel G. Ogden which they called the  Leander in 1806. The men gathered guns, money, and soldiers (referred to as a force of filibusters). The Spanish captured the ship and the mercenaries. Miranda managed to escape. Smith and Ogden were indicted and stood trial in New York for violating the Neutrality Act of 1794, which provided that no American should start war against a country the United States was at peace with. Smith claimed that he was under orders from the President and Secretary of State. Jefferson and Madison refused to appear in court. Both Smith and Ogden were found to be not guilty.

Tallmadge's tenure on the bench, which lasted until he resigned on July 1, 1819, saw a marked change in New York's Federal Court. In 1814, the New York District was split into two separate districts, the Northern District of New York (which Tallmadge was reassigned to on April 9, 1814) and the Southern District of New York. William P. Van Ness, best known as being Aaron Burr's second in Burr's duel against Alexander Hamilton, was given the judgeship over the Southern District of New York. Tallmadge did not like Van Ness and did his best to have the two districts become completely separate. However, Tallmadge's failing health made it necessary for Van Ness to preside over both districts, so no complete split was made.

In 1818 the U.S. House of Representatives opened an inquiry into Tallmadge's court proceedings. He, along with Van Ness, was accused of not fulfilling his duties as a district judge, and faced potential impeachment. Tallmadge claimed he was catching up on work left by his predecessor and that his health was bad, which required a vacation. The investigators came to the conclusion that, although Tallmadge did not hold court on the days he was required to by law, it was not an impeachable offense. On February 17, 1819, it was recommended by the investigators that the inquiry be dropped.

Tallmadge resigned from the Northern District of New York on July 1, 1819. He died on October 1, 1819 in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Through blood and marriage, the Tallmadge family is related to many prominent individuals. Tallmadge, who is the main creator of these papers, was born in 1774 to Colonel James Tallmadge and Ann Southerland. Colonel James Tallmadge fought in the American Revolution, and his first cousin, through his father, was Benjamin Tallmadge who organized the Culper Spy Right for General George Washington during the American Revolution. Tallmadge's brother, James Tallmadge Jr., served in the U.S. House of Representatives. His sister Rebecca married Theodorus Bailey, who served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and was later Postmaster of New York City. Another sister, Mary, married Stephen Gano who was a noted Baptist minister. Tallmadge's first cousin, through his father, was Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge who was a U.S. Senator and later Governor of the Wisconsin Territory. A list of Colonel James Tallmadge's immediate descendants can be seen below.

Tallmadge married Elizabeth Clinton, the daughter of the first New York Governor George Clinton, later Vice President of the United States. Elizabeth's first cousin through her father was DeWitt Clinton, who served as a U.S. Senator and then Governor of New York. Elizabeth's sister, Cornelia Tappen Clinton, married Edmund-Charles Genet, also known as Citizen Genet, who was the French Ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution. A list of George Clinton's immediate descendants can be seen below.

Sources:

H. Paul Burak, History of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (New York: Federal Bar Association of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut, 1962).

"Federal Court Records: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications (Part 2)," National Archives, accessed July 12, 2011. http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/fed-courts/part-02.html.

"First Case Under Our Neutrality Laws," Albany Law Journal 53 (1896): 182-87.

Mark Grossman, Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power, and Greed (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2003).

"Tallmadge, Matthias Burnett," Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, Federal Judicial Center, accessed July 12, 2011. http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2334&cid=999&ctype=na&instate=na

Colonel James Tallmadge's Descendants
***Generation 1 (James's Children)*** ***Generation 2 (Children of Generation 1)***
Mary Tallmadge (1772-1797) m. Stephen Gano (1762-1828) Maria Gano
Sally Gano
Clarissa Ann Gano (1796-1872) m. Newton Robins then Peter Ludlow
Matthias B. Tallmadge (1774-1819) m. Elizabeth Clinton (1780-1825) Elizabeth Matthias Tallmadge (1822-1881) m. 1838 Joseph Gazzam Taylor
Mary Elizabeth Tallmadge (1816-1817)
Mary Rebecca Tallmadge
Theodore B. Tallmadge (1813-1842)
Cornelia Tallmadge (b. 1809)
Charles William Tallmadge (1807-1843)
James S. Tallmadge (b.1805)
George Clinton Tallmadge (1804-1833) m. Julia Matilda Clinton (?-1880)
Ann Tallmadge (1775-1809) m. John Sudam No children noted
James Tallmadge Jr. (1778-1853) m. Laura Tallmadge (b. 1788) No children noted
Rebecca Tallmadge (1779-1807) m. Theodorus Bailey (1759-1828) Ann Eliza Bailey m. Arthur Bronson
Catherine Rebecca Bailey (1804-1844) m. 1829 William Cecil Woolsey (1796-1840)
Sutherland Tallmadge (b.1783) No children noted
George Clinton's Descendants
***Generation 1 (George's Children)*** ***Generation 2 (Children of Generation 1)***
Catherine Clinton (1770-1811) m. John Taylor then Pierre Von Cortlandt Jr. No children noted
George Clinton Jr. (b. 1771) No children noted
Cornelia Tappen Clinton (1774-1810) m. Edmund-Charles Genet (1763-1834) Cornelia Tappen Genet (b. 1808)
Charles Alexander Genet (b. 1805)
Marie Louisa Cardon Genet (b. 1802)
Henry James Genet (b. 1800-1872)
Eliza (Elsie) Genet (b.1797)
Elizabeth M. Genet (b. 1795)
George Washington Clinton (1778-1813) m. Anna Floyd No children noted
Elizabeth Clinton (1780-1825) m. Matthias Tallmadge (1774-1819) Elizabeth Matthias Tallmadge (1822-1881) m. 1838 Joseph Gazzam Taylor
Mary Elizabeth Tallmadge (1816-1817)
Mary Rebecca Tallmadge
Theodore B. Tallmadge (1813-1842)
Cornelia Tallmadge (b. 1809)
Charles William Tallmadge (1807-1843)
James S. Tallmadge (b.1805)
George Clinton Tallmadge (1804-1833) m. Julia Matilda Clinton (?-1880)
Martha Washington Clinton (1783-1795) No children noted
Maria Clinton (1785-1829) m. Dr. Stephen D. Beekman No children noted

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Scope and Content

The Matthias B. Tallmadge Papers encompass two distinct spheres: personal and professional. The first series, which encompasses his personal life, includes vast correspondence from his family—both immediate and extended. Some prominent members of the Tallmadge and Clinton families, as well as generally well known individuals of the day, sent letters to Matthias Tallmadge and his wife and children. There are a few letters dated prior to 1800, but the bulk of the correspondence is from the early nineteenth century. Within these letters there are discussions of the everyday family life in the nineteenth century, land transactions, and politics.

The second series is from Tallmadge's professional life as a federal judge. It includes documents and documentation from some notable cases of the day. Tallmadge also has a large number of handwritten notes about various cases he had heard, spanning from 1805-1813. There are also various sworn statements and other court documents relating to these cases included within the collection. There is a small folder of his family's legal papers included as well.

The third series contains various notes and ephemera that make up an interesting assortment of items that highlight aspects of Tallmadge's life. These items include references to religion, finances, and opinions on slavery. It is not a very large series.

Arrangement Note

The Matthias B. Tallmadge Papers have been organized into three series. Within those series the subseries are organized in order of importance. Within the subseries, folders are ordered chronologically. An arbitrary section of the collection had been mounted and moved to oversized boxes. The mounted materials should not be read as independent of the non-mounted materials.

Matthias B. Tallmadge Papers

  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: Legal
  3. Subseries III: Notes and Ephemera

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Tallmadge, James, 1778-1853
  • Tallmadge, Elizabeth Clinton, 1780-
  • Tallmadge, Charles W.
  • Tallmadge, George Clinton
  • Gano, Clarissa Ann
  • Colden, Cadwallader D. (Cadwallader David), 1769-1834
  • Tallmadge, Theodore Bailey
  • Gano, Sally S.
  • Wright, Susan, 1791-
  • Horton, Charlotte, active approximately 1820
  • Coutant, Joseph
  • Rodman, E. A.
  • Giles, Aquila, -1822
  • Ogden, Samuel G. (Samuel Gouverneur), 1779-1860
  • Fish, Nicholas, 1758-1833
  • Clarkson, Matthew, 1758-1825
  • Smith, William S. (William Stevens), 1755-1816
  • Thomas, David, 1762-1831
  • Tallmadge, James, Jr.
  • Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher, 1795-1864
  • Lamb, Anthony
  • Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828
  • Clinton, George, 1739-1812
  • Bailey, Theodorus, 1758-1828
  • Gano, Stephen, 1762-1828

Document Type

  • Subpoenas
  • Civil court records
  • Ephemera.
  • Financial records.
  • Correspondence.
  • Affidavits
  • Legal instruments
  • Legal correspondence
  • Legal documents.
  • Notes (documents).

Subject Topics

  • Courts -- New York (State)
  • Judges -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Law -- New York (State).
  • Missionaries -- India.
  • Slavery -- New York (State) -- History.

Family Name(s)

  • Gano family
  • Talmadge (Family)
  • Clinton family

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Use Restrictions

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as the Matthias B. Tallmadge Papers, MS 612, New-York Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials Note

For related material at the New-York Historical Society, see Matthias B. Tallmadge's Itineraries, shelved at BV Tallmadge, MS 2499.

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1715-1868, undated

Scope and Content

Within this series, are three subseries. For the most part, the correspondence is arranged by the person who received it and then chronologically. At some point, a portion of the correspondence was mounted. There does not appear to be a particular reason why some of these letters were mounted and some were not.

Subseries I.A: Matthias B. Tallmadge Correspondence, 1787-1819, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries A consists of Matthias B. Tallmadge's correspondence. Overwhelmingly this subseries consists of letters Tallmadge received. There is one small folder of letters sent by him to individuals outside of his family and members of his extended family. Many of these letters are from his wife, Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge. Of note, there are letters from George Clinton, Theodorus Bailey, Ephraim Snow, David Thomas, and Stephen Gano. Also of interest are several threats anonymously sent to Tallmadge while he sat on the bench. Two are from 1809, one of which contains an explicit threat against Tallmadge's children.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1787-1803
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1804-1806
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1807-1808
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1809-1812
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1813-1814
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1815-1816
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1817-1819
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Received
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Letters Sent
1806-1817, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
1802-1807
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
1808-1810
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
1811-1819
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Matthias B. Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
undated

Subseries I.B: Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge Correspondence, 1800-1824, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains correspondence to Tallmadge's wife, Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge. Many of the letters are from Tallmadge himself as well as their sons George Clinton Tallmadge and Charles William Tallmadge. There are also letters from Charlotte H. Atlee White Rowe, who was a missionary in India in the early nineteenth century.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1800-1809
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1810-1812
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1813-1814
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1815
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1816-1817
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1818-1819
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1820-1822
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Receieved
1823
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1824
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
1803-1809
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
1810-1813
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
1814-1824
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
undated

Subseries I.C: Tallmadge Children Correspondence, 1805-1868, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries C consists of correspondence received by the Tallmadge children. The bulk of this correspondence is to eldest son, George Clinton Tallmadge.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 George Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1805-1815
Box: 4 Folder : 2 George Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1817-1819
Box: 4 Folder : 3 George Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1820-1823
Box: 4 Folder : 4 George Clinton Tallmadge -- Letters Received
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Charles William Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1812-1824, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Theodore Bailey Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1815-1818, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Elizabeth Matthias Tallmadge -- Letters Received
1828-1868, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 George Clinton Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
1808-1821
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Elizabeth Matthias Tallmadge -- Mounted Letters Received
1835-1836

Subseries I.D: Other Family and Friend Correspondence, 1715-1849, undated

Scope and Contents

Subseries D consists of correspondence received and sent by various members of the extended family, both on the Tallmadge and Clinton sides, and friends. There is a folder of correspondence received by George Clinton and his wife, Elizabeth Clinton Tallmadge's mother, Cornelia Tappen Clinton. There are letters sent from Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge and a small folder of letters of introduction, both for Tallmadge and to him.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Charlotte Horton -- Letters Received
1816-1824, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence Received and Sent by Members of the Tallmadge and Clinton Families
1715-1849
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Letters of Introduction
1811-1820, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Unidentified Correspondence
1803-1811, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Cornelia Tappen Clinton -- Mounted Letters Received
1768-1777, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 George Clinton -- Mounted Letters Received
1772-1794
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Mounted Correspondence Received and Sent by Members of the Tallmadge and Clinton Families
1772-1837, undated

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Series II: Legal, 1772-1829, undated

Scope and Content

This series focuses on Tallmadge's tenure as a district court judge and is divided into three subseries. It consists of official documents from the court, lawyers, and witnesses. There are also a large number of handwritten notes on cases heard in the court. This series does not cover Tallmadge's entire tenure on the bench, but it offers a sampling of the cases he heard. At some point, a portion of the documents and notes were mounted. There does not appear to be a particular reason why some were mounted and some were not.

Subseries II.A: United States v. Smith and Ogden, 1806, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries A contains materials from U.S. v. Smith and Ogden. This case concerned William S. Smith and Samuel G. Ogden's alleged involvement with the Miranda Affair, which would have been a violation of the Neutrality Act of 1794. The Act provided that no American should start war against a country the United States was at peace with. There are official documents from the case as well as handwritten notes. Of particular note are the letters from attorneys stating that Secretary of State James Madison and Secretary of the Navy Robert Smith would not testify in the case.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Mounted Notes on the Case
1806, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Mounted Documents Written by Lawyers and Witnesses
1806, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Mounted Subpoena and Judicial Rulings
1806, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Mounted Jury Charge
undated

Subseries II.B: Court Documents , 1772-1822, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries B contains a variety of official materials. There are affidavits from cases heard from 1807-1810. Of note among these affidavits are several pertaining to the illegal importation of slaves including affidavits from William L. Lawrence and Anthony Anthe, both dated March 15, 1810 and Isaac Sherman's dated March 17, 1810. There are a variety of other official documents from the court, though none of them have a number close to that of the affidavits. Two cases have been given their own files because of the amount of documentation: William Jackson et al. v. Ship Frederick and  U.S. v. Aquila Giles, Nicholas Fish, and Matthew Clarkson, in which the defendants were known Revolutionary War heroes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Affidavits
1807-1809
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Assorted Court Documents
1802-1814, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Mounted Affidavits
1807-1810, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Assorted Mounted Court Documents
1772-1808, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Mounted Petitions and Writs
1805-1812
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Mounted Warrants and Extradition Order
1806-1811
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Mounted Court Documents from William Jackson et al. v. Ship Frederick
1808
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Mounted Court Documents from U.S. v. Aquila Giles, Nicholas Fish, and Matthew Clarkson
undated

Subseries II.C: Handwritten Notes , 1800-1813, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries C consists of handwritten notes. There are some notes on administrative or financial matters, but the bulk of this subseries is made up of handwritten notes on cases before the court. Many of these cases were admiralty cases. As in the previous subseries, there is a certain amount of information from William Jackson et al. v. Ship Frederick and  U.S. v. Aquila Giles, Nicholas Fish, and Matthew Clarkson and those cases are each given their own folder for notes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Administrative and Financial Notes
1800, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Notes on Cases in New York District Court
1805-1807
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Notes on Cases in New York District Court
1808-1809
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Notes on Cases in New York District Court
1810-1813
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Notes on Cases in New York District Court
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Mounted Notes on Cases in New York District Court
1805-1808
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Mounted Notes on William Jackson et al. v. Ship Frederick
1808
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Mounted Notes on Cases in New York District Court
1809
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Mounted Notes on Cases in New York District Court
1810-1813
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Mounted Notes on Cases in New York District Court
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Mounted Notes on U.S. v. Aquila Giles, Nicholas Fish, and Matthew Clarkson
undated

Subseries II.D: Tallmadge Family Documents , 1829, undated

Scope and Content

Subseries D is very small and consists of personal legal instruments for the Tallmadge family property.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Tallmadge Family Legal Documents
1829, undated

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Series III: Notes and Ephemera, 1771-1825, undated

Scope and Content

This small series, mostly not dated, provides a look into the Tallmadge family life. There are documents relating to finance and property as well as hymns and poetry. Of note in this series is the folder Hymns, Poetry, and Narratives. Within that folder is testimony from Susan Wright, one of the Clinton family's slaves who became a Baptist. At some point, a portion of the documents were mounted. There does not appear to be a particular reason why some were mounted and some were not.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Accounting Notes
1796-1825, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Hymns, Poetry, and Narratives
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Notes and Ephemera
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Mounted Official Materials and Notes
1771-1776, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Mounted Notes and Ephemera
undated

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