New York City Aldermen Court records

Collection Data

Description
The New York City Court of Aldermen was comprised of aldermen who were allowed to sit as justices for certain types of cases. This manuscript documents the court's decisions between October 25, 1797 and March 23, 1798. It serves as a record of federal period crimes in the City of New York such as theft, prostitution, indentured servitude, and assault and the sentences and fines that were issued in response. Aldermen who presided over the court included Theophilus Beekman, Anthony Post, Jotham Post, Jacob De La Montagnie, Richard Furman, Gabriel Furman, and John B. Coles. A partial index appears in the back of the manuscript.
Names
New York (N.Y.). Board of Aldermen (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1797 - 1798
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23772
Topics
Court records
Courts -- New York (State) -- New York -- 18th century
New York (N.Y.) -- 18th century
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 18th century
Genres
criminal court records
legal documents
Records and briefs
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .21 linear feet 1 volume
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20923764
MSS Unit ID: 23772
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23772
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d17023a0-e41e-0134-f685-3fca32d9afe2
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