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COLLECTION OF FIFTY MANUSCRIPT LEGAL DOCUMENTS FROM THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF SPECIAL SESSIONS, OF QUEENS COUNTY, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, DATED 1798 TO 1843
New York, 1843. Sizes vary from approximately 6" x 8" to 8" x 12". Manuscript on unlined paper, several with wax seal remnants. A handful of the documents are partly printed and completed in manuscript, all with the blindstamp of the State of New York. Light wear, some splitting along fold lines, some light edgewear. Dated and signed by various officials, including judges and justices of the peace. Very Good. This treasure trove of manuscript legal documents covers a wide range of case types involving many of the early inhabitants of Queens County, New York, and surrounding areas. Judges involved were Abraham Ditmars, William Mott, Oliver Denton, Richard Bedell, Cary Dunn Jr., William Furman, Amory Remson, James Hendrickson, Luke Convert and others. Areas mentioned were Oyster Bay, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Jamaica, and others. Matters include chicken stealing, assault and battery on a woman, tenancy eviction, insolvency and debtors' arrangements, tavern licensing, and more. Documents are juror lists, pleas and statements, certificates of conviction, sealed verdicts, sheriff fees, and affidavits. Some specific items and cases: Certificates of Conviction of the Court of Special Sessions signed by Justices of the Peace William Mott, Oliver Mott, Oliver Denton, Richard Bedell, James Hendrickson, others: John Watts on petit larceny, sentenced to pay $5 or be imprisoned, November 8, 1820; Abigail Hutchins for petit larceny, sentenced to 40 days in prison, December 8, 1820; John Bedell and Hannah [his wife] for petit larceny, sentenced to pay $5 or be imprisoned, September 9, 1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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