Long Island Legal Documents Collection
Manuscript Collection 403

Description

Legal records, including bail pleas, licenses, notices of court appearances, court minutes, subpoenas, lists of jurors, and petitions.
Geographic coverage: Queens County (Long Island), New York.
Date coverage: 1784 - 1846.
Size of collection: 2 cubic feet.
Organization: chronological arrangement; documents that were grouped together were kept intact to preserve provenance.

Processing and preliminary finding aid by Russell S. Glowatz, intern, Department of History, Stony Brook University, Spring 2009.
Project supervisor: Jason Torre.
Finding aid edited by and website by Kristen J. Nyitray, June 2009.

Introduction

The processing of the Long Island Legal Documents Collection and the creation of an accompanying finding aid was undertaken as an internship by Russell S. Glowatz and sponsored by Special Collections and University Archives during the spring 2009 semester. The course (HIS 488) was offered by Department of History at Stony Brook University; the supervising professor was Dr. Kathleen Nutter. The objective of the internship was to provide an opportunity for an undergraduate student to garner a greater awareness and understanding of archival processing and theory through hands on experience related to his field of study.

Special Collections purchased and acquired this collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century documents in 2006. The papers were situated in four, one inch binders, with individual documents housed in protective sleeves. Although many of the documents were not organized in chronological order, there were instances where items grouped in the same sleeves had correlations with one another, so they remained together after processing.

Documents that contained identifiable dates were arranged in chronological order, as they would have been most likely filed in that manner by the county clerk at the Court of Queens County. Each document was described in detail, including dates, names, places, and any issues at hand, and culminated in a preliminary finding aid. Individual pages were unfolded, placed in folders, and re-housed in legal-sized boxes. Documents without a known date were filed at the end of the series.

The interpretation of names, dates, and context for each document was executed with care using resources pertaining to colonial handwriting and Queens County census records taken at the turn of the eighteenth-century. The names and statements that were not able to be sufficiently transcribed have been noted by a "[sic]" mark in the finding aid.

Historical Note

The existence of eighteenth and nineteenth-century documents from the courts of Queens County, New York is limited at best. Many early court records have been separated, destroyed, or mislaid. Some incomplete collections of legal documents can be found in the offices of town clerks within present day Nassau and Queens Counties. Up until the English conquest in 1664, minor civil offenses were tried in local town courts without appeal; cases of greater magnitude were appealable to the Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam. The early establishment of what would become the civil and criminal legal system of Queens County was set in motion in 1665 by the first British colonial Governor of New York, Richard Nicolls, when he ordered a convention to gather in Hempstead, Long Island and ultimately put forth "The Duke's Laws." In 1683, the General Assembly revised and repealed some of the original laws and established: town courts that were to be held monthly; an annual court of general sessions to be held in Jamaica; and an annual court of oyer and terminer. In 1691, the court of common pleas and general sessions was coordinated in a more formal manner, and the structure of the Queens County legal system as documented by this collection took form.

For a more detailed and colorful historical analysis of the civil history of Queens County, please visit the cited sources (see below). These websites provided the context required to properly process the legal documents and were consulted to construct the historical note for the collection. Many of the judges, lawyers, clerks, plaintiffs, and defendants that are identified in this collection are referenced.

Cited Sources

Civil History of Queens County—Crimes and Penalties—The Court House—Officials. 2003. The Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page. 20 May 2009 <http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Queens/history/civil1.html>.

Queens Information Page—Federal Census Queens County. 2003. The Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page. 20 May 2009 <http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Queens>.

Brooklyn Information Page. 2003. The Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page. 20 May 2009 <http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com>.

Scope and Content Note

The Long Island Legal Documents Collection consists of legal papers originating from Queens County dating from May 28, 1784 to November 9, 1846. The majority of the documents are concentrated between the years of 1784 and 1800. A significant amount of documents are dated from 1800 and onward, yet in moving forward each year, the mean volume of documents drops significantly. After 1811, gaps between years become common, and after 1832 there is a fourteen-year gap until the date of the final document in 1846.

The scope of the collection pertains to legal issues in Queens County, Long Island, New York (which included the County of Nassau prior to 1898). Bail pleas, inn and tavern licenses, jury duty requests, jury lists, and monthly court minutes are represented in the collection. Notable items include: Document 161, a record of the oath of office for county officials in 1809; Document 182, a writ seeking support for a child born out of wedlock; and Document 160, which references a breach of promise of marriage between said parties. Notable surnames that appear throughout the collection are Kissam, Nicolls, Roe, Sammis, Smith, Thompson, Titus, Townsend, Van Wyck, Wickes, Willet, and Wyckoff.             

Container Listing

Box 1: Documents 1 - 100A (May 1784 - June 1800)
Box 2: Documents 101 - 171 (June 1800 - May 1811)
Box 3: Documents 172 - 225 (May 1811 - November 1846; undated documents)

Box 1

Document 1
Bail Plea - Queens County
May 28, 1784
Nicholas Ludlam, John Ludlam, John Doe, Abraham Kettletas, Timothy Smith (Judge)
Nicholas Ludlam delivered to bail upon the taking of his body to John Ludlam of the same place yeoman and John Doe gentleman, at the suit of Abraham Kettletas. 1 pg.
                                               
Document 2
Bail Plea - Queens County
May 28, 1784
Nicholas Ludlam, John Ludlam, John Doe, Ephraim Ballis, Timothy Smith (Judge)
Nicholas Ludlam delivered to bail upon the taking of his body to John Ludlam of the same place and John Doe gentleman, at the suit of Ephraim Ballis. 1 pg.

Document 3
Bail Plea - Queens County
May 28, 1784
Nicholas Ludlam, John Ludlam, John Doe, John Skidmore, Timothy Smith (Judge)
Nicholas Ludlam delivered to bail upon the taking of his body to John Ludlam of the same place and John Doe gentleman, at the suit of John Skidmore. 1 pg.

Document 4
Bail Plea - Queens County
September 1784
John Kiplan, Edward Thome, John Doe, Richard Roe, William Cornwell
John Kiplan and Edward Thome released on bail to John Doe and Richard Roe, at the suit of William Cornwell. 1pg.

Document 5
Bail Plea - Queens County
September 1784
John Kiplan, John Doe, William Cornwell
John Kiplan released on bail to John Doe, at the suit of William Cornwell. 1pg.

Document 6
Bail Plea - Queens County
January 18, 1785
John Hewlet, Townsend Hewlet, John Doe, John Syter
John Hewlet released on bail to Townsend Hewlet and John Doe, at the suit of John Syter. 1pg.

Document 7
Bail Plea - Queens County
May 1785
David Jones, Herman Sellers [? Seffero], John Doe, Stephen Coles, Isaac Mott
David Jones released on bail to Herman Sellers and John Doe of Oyster Bay, at the suit of Stephen Coles [__________], partner of Isaac Mott and Stephen Coles; Taken and acknowledged before Judge Benjamin Coe. 1pg.

Document 8
Court Agreement: The People v. James Titus - Newtown, Queens County
June 20, 1785
James Titus, Daniel North, Jane Titus, Nicholas Wyckoff (Justice of Peace)
James Titus and Daniel North acknowledge to owing the people of the State of New York, the sum of one hundred dollars by James Titus, and two hundred dollars by Daniel North levied against their estates if they default on the below agreement:
That James Titus appears before the justice of the peace at the next general quarter and answer to the misdemeanor, which shall be depicted against him by Jane Titus. For the mean time, James Titus should not speak of this case with Jane Titus or the people as to keep the peace. 1pg.

Document 9
Bail Plea - Queens County               
June Court—Acknowledged July 6, 1786
[_______] Lawrence, Caleb Valentine, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
[________] Lawrence released on bail to Caleb Valentine of the township of Flushing, at the suit of James Duane. 1 pg.

Document 10
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 12, 1786
Robert Hubs, William Stiles, John Doe, Mary Gildersleve, Timothy Smith (Judge)
Robert Hubs released on bail to William Stiles and Yeoman John Doe of South Hempstead, at the suit of Mary Gildersleve. 1 pg.

Document 11
Bail Plea - Queens County               
November 13, 1786
White Craft, Abraham Pubasco, David Hobbes, Timothy Smith (Judge)
White Craft released on bail to Abraham Pubasco and Gentleman John Doe of Oyster Bay, at the suit of David Hobbes. 1 pg.

Document 12
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 5, 1787
John Wortman, Jacob Cashow (Hashow?), John Doe, Philip Allen, Prior Townsend (Judge)
John Wortman released on bail to Jacob Cashow yeoman and John Doe of Oyster Bay, at the suit of Philip Allen. 1 pg.

Document 13
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 14, 1787
Richard [Al---], Peter Burtis, William [Sackett], Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Richard [Al---] released on bail to Peter Burtis of the township of Newtown, at the suit of William Sackett. 1 pg.

Document 14
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 22, 1787
William Vaughan, John Doe, Abraham Skinner Esq. (attorney for plaintiff), Dan Kissam (attorney for defense)
Bail delivered to William Vaughan of Jamaica and John Doe of the same place. 1 pg.

Document 15
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 6, 1787
John Waters, Thomas Place, John Doe, Phillip Youngs, Timothy Smith (Judge)
John Waters released on bail to Thomas Place, yeoman, of Oyster Bay and John Doe of the same place, at the suit of Phillip Youngs. 1 pg.

Document 16
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 14, 1787
George [Delancy], John [Delancy], John Doe, William Sackett, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
George [Delancy] released on bail to John [Delancy] of the township of Newtown and John Doe, yeoman, of the same place. 1 pg.

Document 17
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 22, 1787
Daniel Whitehead, William Vaughan, John Doe, Oliver Willis, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Daniel Whitehead released on bail to William Vaughan of Jamaica Wheel Right and John Doe, yeoman, of the same place, at the suit of Oliver Willis. 1 pg.

Document 18
Special Bail Plea - Queens County              
March 2, 1787
Daniel Whitehead, Oliver Willis, Edward Barden, John Doe, Abraham Skinner, Esq. (attorney for the plaintiff), Dan Kissam (attorney for defense)
Daniel Whitehead receives additional special bail. Special bail received from Edward Barden, an Inn holder of Jamaica, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of Oliver Willis. 1 pg.

Document 19
Bail Plea - Queens County
June, 1787- ack. November 14, 1787
[H---] Willet, William Cornwell, John Doe, Ann [Russel], Prior Townsend (Judge)
[H---] Willet released on bail to William Cornwell Esq. of South Hempstead and John Doe, yeoman, of the same place, at the suit of Ann [Russel]. 1 pg.

Document 20
Bail Plea - Queens County               
June 4, 1787
Benjamin Birdsal, John Hendrickson, John Doe, Henry Waters, [--] Livingston (attorney), Prior Townsend (Judge)
Benjamin Birdsal released on bail to John Hendrickson of Queens County, farmer, and John Doe of the same place, at the suit of Henry Waters. 1 pg.

Document 21 (same sleeve as 22) 
Bail Plea - Queens County
June 4, 1787
Stephen Hallet, [Hendrick Hagman], John Doe, Edward Smith, Timothy Smith (Judge)
Stephen Hallet released on bail to [Hendrick Hagman] and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of Edward Smith. 1 pg.

Document 22 (same sleeve as 21)
Bail Plea - Queens County               
November 26, 1798
John [Rouse], Nicholas [Rouse], James [---yer]. 1 pg.

Document 23
Bail Plea - Queens County
June 5, 1787
Michael [Micah] Frost, Adolph Covert, John Doe, [Zenah Cavhenter], Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Michael Frost released on bail to Adolph Covert of Oysterbay, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, gentleman, at the suit of [Zenah Cavhenter]. 1pg.
November 14, 1787—back of page
Adolph Covert, Micah Frost, Prior Townsend (Judge)
Judge Prior Townsend certifies the said bail of Micah Frost, financed by Adolph Covert. 1pg.

Document 24
Bail Plea - Queens County
June 5, 1787
Timothy Cornwell, Abraham Lott, Richard Roe, John Hendrickson, John Schenck (Judge)
Timothy Cornwell is released on bail to Abraham Lott of South Hempstead, yeoman, and Richard Roe of the same place, yeoman, at the Suit of John Hendrickson. Taken and acknowledged on the said date by John Schneck, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens County. 1 pg.

Document 25
Bail Plea - Queens County
June 5, 1787
Emery Hewlet, Daniel Toffey, Richard Roe, Newberry Davenport, John Schenck (Judge)
Emery Hewlet is released on bail to Daniel Toffey of North Hempstead, yeoman, and Richard Roe of the same place, blacksmith, at the suit of Newberry Davenport. Taken and acknowledged by John Schenck, of the Commissioners for Taking Bail in Queens County.
Reverse side—Daniel Toffey acknowledges that he owes Newberry Davenport the sum of fifty pounds to be levied on his goods, chattel lands, and tenements in the case that defendant Emery Hewlet shall not pay the condemnation money and/or not render himself into custody. 1 pg.

Document 26
Bail Plea - Queens County
June 21, 1787
Isaac Willets, Nehemiah Sammis, Benjamin Sammis, Anna Russel, John Schenck
Isaac Willets is released on bail to Nehemiah Sammis of South Hempstead, yeoman, and Benjamin Sammis of the same place, gentleman, at the suit of Anna Russel. 1pg.

Document 27            
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 1787
[---] Van Wyck, [Telulan] Doty, John Doe, Luke Fleet, Prior Townsend (Judge)
[---] Van Wyck is released on bail to [Telulan] Doty of Coles Spring, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of Luke Fleet. 1pg.
           
Document 28
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 1787-ack. January 25, 1788                
John Woolley, Benjamin Woolley, John Doe, Jesse Hunt, John Schenck (Judge)
John Woolley is released on bail to Benjamin Woolley of North Hempstead, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of Jesse Hunt. 1pg.

Document 29
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 10, 1787
Samuel Spragg, Thomas Carmen, David Ellison, Prior Townsend (Judge)
Samuel Spragg is released on bail to Thomas Carmen of South Hempstead, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of David Ellison. 1pg.

Document 30
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 14, 1787
Benjamin Birdsall, John Hendrickson, John Doe, Roger [Pundy], Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Benjamin Birdsall is released on bail to John Hendrickson of South Hempstead, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, gentleman, at the suit of Roger [Pundy]. 1pg.

Document 31
Bail Plea - Queens County
June 26,1788
Peter Thomas, Richard Green, John Doe, Peter [----], John Schenck (Judge)
Peter Thomas is released on bail to Richard Green of South Hempstead, weaver, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of Peter [----]. 1pg.

Document 32
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 10, 1788
Silas Balding, Daniel Wright, Richard Roe, William Valentine, John Schenck (Judge)
Silas Balding is released on bail to Daniel Wright of South Hempstead, yeoman, and Richard Roe of the same place, blacksmith, at the suit of William Valentine. 1pg.

Document 33
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 24, 1788
Henry Durland Senior, Henry Durland Junior, John Doe, [Cester] Townsend
Henry Durland Senior is released on bail to Henry Durland Junior, yeoman of the Township of Oysterbay, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of [Cester] Townsend, widow of the Township of Oysterbay. 1pg.

Document 33B         
Bail Plea - Queens County
December 24, 1799
Abraham Van Wyck, Coles [Van Wyck], John Remsen, John Doe,  Benjamin Coe (Judge) 
Abraham Van Wyck of Oyster Bay is released on bail to Coles [Van Wyck] and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of John Remsen. 1 pg.

Document 34
Trespassing Plea - Queens County-South Hempstead
January 27, 1789
Gersham Smith, John Saydam, James Wayley [Whaley—spelled differently within same document], Joseph Raynor, Stephen Carman
Gersham Smith is the plaintiff versus John Saydam and James Wayley. Joseph Raynor was appointed at the annual town meeting held in South Hempstead who with Stephen Carman is authorized by said town to defend the town rights against anyone who fences land in the town commons. Joseph Raynor pleas on behalf of the said town and justifies the trespass allegedly committed by John Saydam and James Whaley, since where the alleged trespass occurred was committed in the right and property of the tenets in the common of North Hempstead and South and will defend the same and such.1pg.

Document 35
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 3, 1789
Peter Thomas, James Antone, John Doe, Samuel Sealy, Prior Townsend (Judge)
Peter Thomas is released on bail to James Antone of South Hempstead, carpenter, and John Doe of the same place, gentleman, at the suit of Samuel Sealy. 1pg.

Document 36
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 14, 1789
Frederick [Van], James [Van], James Wood, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Frederick [Van] is released on bail to James [Van] of the Township of South Hempstead, at the suit of James Wood. 1pg.

Document 37
Bail Plea - Queens County
February 17, 1789
John Golden, Charles Titus, John Doe, Peter Baker, Prior Townsend (Judge)
John Golden of North Hempstead is released on bail to Charles Titus of North Hempstead, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, gentleman, at the suit of Peter Baker of South Hempstead, tailor.  1pg.

Document 38
Bail Plea - Queens County
June 2, 1789
Increase Carpenter, Jacob Carpenter, John Doe, James Lawrence, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Increase Carpenter is released on bail to Jacob Carpenter of Jamaica, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of James Lawrence. 1pg.

Document 39
Bail Plea - Queens County
June 2, 1789
Jacob Carpenter, Increase Carpenter, John Doe, James Lawrence, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Jacob Carpenter is released on bail to Jacob Carpenter of Jamaica, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of James Lawrence. 1pg.

Document 40
List of Fees Due to the Judges to the Court of Common Pleas from Eliphalet Wickes - Queens County
November 1789 - June 1797
Eliphalet Wickes, Esq.
List of fees owed to the judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Queens County by Eliphalet Wickes. Fees noted against each case tried deliberated over by Wickes. Plaintiff and defendant names listed for each case with relative fee, of three dollars for each case. The fees noted are from the November Court of 1789 to the June Court of 1797. 3pgs. (both sides)

Document 41
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 12, 1789
Elijah Rainer, Joseph Rainer, John Doe, Gershan Smith, Prior Townsend (Judge)
Elijah Rainer is released on bail to Joseph Rainer of South Hempstead, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of Gershon Smith. 1pg.

Document 42
Case Cost List - Queens County
May 15, 1790
Dan Whitehead, Oliver Willis
List of various fees surrounding suit between Dan Whitehead and Oliver Willis. 1pg. (both sides)

Document 43
Jury Duty Request to the People of Queens County
June 4, 1790
Thomas Wooley, Daniel Rapelye, Valentine Williams, George Onderdonck
A suit between plaintiff Thomas Wooley, and defendants Daniel Rapelye, Valentine Williams, and George Onderdonck, requires a jury of lawful and property owning men to come before the inferior court of common pleas which is to be held at the courthouse in North Hempstead on the second Monday of November 1790. This document commands that the free and independent people of Queens County put forth twelve law abiding and property owning men to make up the jury for the trial. 1 pg.

Document 44
Panel of Jurors Drawn for the Circuit Court of Queens County
August 22, 1790
Benjamin Powell, Thomas Cornwell, Isaac Waldron, etc.
Panel of jurors drawn on August 22, 1790 for the Circuit Court to be held for Queens County. Juror’s names and occupations are listed as follows:
Benjamin Powell of Oyster Bay—Yeoman
Thomas Cornwell of Hempstead—Yeoman
Isaac Waldron of Oysterbay—Carpenter
This is a list of 24 potential jurors. 1pg.

Document 45
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 8, 1790
Joseph Betts, [Mordaica Bedle] Mordecai Beedle, Absolam Blackley, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Joseph Betts is released on bail to Mordecai Beedle, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, gentleman, at the suit of Absolam Blackley. 1 pg. 

Document 46
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
April 8, 1793
Isaac Wooden, Justus Stores (Judge)
The document asserts that Isaac Wooden, a tavern keeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges that if he does not keep a good and orderly tavern under permit within the bounds of the laws of the State of New York, he owes the state the sum of 125 dollars of good and current money.  1pg.

Document 47
Bail Plea - Queens County
September 1794
Thomas Betts, Joseph Betts, John Doe, [Caleb] Wheler, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
Thomas Betts is released on bail to Joseph Betts of the Township of Newtown, yeoman, and John Doe of the same place, yeoman, at the suit of Caleb Wheler. 1pg.

Document 48
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
June 1795
Justus Stores, Esq. (one of the Justices of the Peace), Jacob Cashow (Inn-Holder)
Jacob Cashow, Inn-Holder, of the Township of Oyster Bay acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, lawful money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Jacob Cashow is, by the commissioners of excise, licensed, permitted, and allowed to keep a tavern, and sell spirits and liquor, to be drank in his house, out house, yard, or garden, where he now dwells. Jacob Cashow shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful games in his house, outhouse, yard, or garden, but shall during the said time, maintain good and order and rule therein. Acknowledged by Justice of the Peace, Justus Stores, Esq. 1pg.

Document 49
License for Inn or Tavern (2)- Queens Country
March 1, 1796
Jacob Van Wicklen, Esq. (one of the Justices of the Peace), Phillip Ellis (Inn-Holder), Peter Walters (Inn-Holder)          
Phillip Ellis, Inn-Holder, of the Township of Oyster Bay acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Phillip Ellis is, by the commissioner s of excise, licensed, permitted, and allowed to keep a tavern, and sell spirits and liquor, to be drank in the house where he now dwells. Phillip Ellis shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful games in his house, but shall during the said time, maintain good and order and rule therein. Acknowledged by Justice of the Peace, Jacob Van Wicklen, Esq.
Peter Walters, Inn-Holder, of the Township of Oyster Bay acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Peter Walters is, by the commissioners of excise, licensed, permitted, and allowed to keep a tavern, and sell spirits and liquor, to be drank in the house where he now dwells. Peter Walters shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful games in his house, but shall during the said time, maintain good and order and rule therein. Acknowledged by Justice of the Peace, Jacob Van Wicklen, Esq. 1pg.

Document 50
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
April 5, 1796
John Wright, Esq. (one of the Justices of the Peace), Silas Carman (Inn-Holder)
Silas Carman, Inn-Holder, of the Township of Oyster Bay acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Silas Carman is, by the commissioners of excise, licensed, permitted, and allowed to keep a tavern, and sell spirits and liquor, to be drank in the house where he now dwells. Silas Carman shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful games in his house, but shall during the said time, maintain good and order and rule therein. Acknowledged by Justice of the Peace, Jacob Van Wicklen, Esq. 1pg.

Document 51
Subpoena to Testify before the Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
June 1796
William Thorne, Uriah Mitchell (Plaintiff), George Cornwell (Defendant), Benjamin Coe (Judge)
To William Thorne: We command you, laying aside all excuses you may have, that you and every one of you with knowledge regarding this case, appear before the Court of Common Pleas, to be held in the Court House in North Hempstead, in your proper persons, on Monday the sixth of June at ten o’clock in the forenoon (morning), to testify of what you or either of you know in regards to the undetermined dispute between Uriah Mitchell, plaintiff, and George Cornwell, defendant, in a plea of debt on part of the defendant. This case is to be heard and deliberated over by a jury of Queens County, and if you or any of you do not appear, you will be responsible to pay a penalty of one hundred pounds. 1 pg.

Document 52
Precept for June Court, To the Sheriff of the County - Queens County
November 10, 1795—Precept for June Court, 1796
Benjamin Coe, Esq. (First Judge of our said court)
To our Sherriff of our County Queens, We command you that you do not omit by reason or any Liberty within your Bailiwick (jurisdiction), but that you enter the same, and cause to come before our Judges and assistant Justices of the Peace, who deliberate over felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors, perpetrates and done in the said county, at the Court House in Queens. On the first Monday in June next, the sixth day of June come before us and determine twenty-four free and lawful men or your bailiwick that have forty shillings a year of freehold, and also that you cause to bring another twenty-four of free and lawful men that have forty shillings a year of lands and free tenements to enquire of those things which then and there on behalf of the people of the State of New York shall be enjoined them, also that you summon all Justices of the Peace of your bailiwick, petty constables, and bailiffs of every town and liberty within your bailiwick to do thou things which to their offices belong and that you cause to be made and published, through your bailiwick in proper and convenient places the aforesaid. This precept for the June Court seems to concern the annex of a new area to Queens County; therefore the Justices of the Queens County Court appeal to the Sherriff of this bailiwick to bring forth town officers and a list of eligible jurors to be submitted to the Queens County Court. 1 pg.

Document 53
Precept for November Court, To the Sheriff of the County - Queens County
June 6, 1796
Benjamin Coe, Esq. (First Judge of our said court)
Same intention as previous document: a message to the Sherriff of a specific jurisdiction in Queens County. It seems that this area has been recently annexed by Queens County, and the judges seek to enquire about the holdings of a cross-section of free and lawful property holding men (citizens), and the duties and issues faced by the officers in the bailiwick (including Coroner, Head Constables of the Peace, Petty Constables, Bailiffs, etcetera. The court asks that 48 free and lawful men be brought before the court; these must be property-owning men, with their holdings being of a minimal value of sixty pounds. 1 pg.

Document 54
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1797
Justus Stores (Justice), Henry Suydam (Inn-Keeper)
Henry Suydam, Innkeeper, of the Township of Oyster Bay acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Henry Suydam will not during the time that he shall keep an Inn or Tavern, keep a disorderly Inn or Tavern, or suffer or permit any cockfighting, gaming, or gambling with cards or dice, or keep any gaming table or shuffle board within the Inn or Tavern. Acknowledged by Justus Stores, Justice. 1 pg.  

Document 55
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1797
John Skidmore (Commissioner of Excise-Justice), Abraham Ditonars (Commissioner of Excuse-Justice, Benjamin Everit (Commissioner of Excise-Justice), [Mary (Isack) Snedica]
[Mary (Isack) Snedica], of the Township of Jamaica acknowledges herself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: [Mary (Isack) Snedica] is, by the commissioners of excise may keep a common tavern where he now dwells. [Mary (Isack) Snedica] shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful games in his house, but shall during the said time, maintain good and order and rule therein. Acknowledged by Benjamin Everit, Justice.—Isack is crossed out and replaced with Mary in the first two appearances of his name, but was not crossed out in the last. This change of name seems to indicate his death, and transfer of assets to his spouse. 1 pg.

Document 56
Precept for November Court - Queens County
June 5, 1797
Daniel Kissam (County Clerk)
A message to the Sherriff of a specific jurisdiction in Queens County. It seems that this area has been recently annexed by Queens County, and the judges seek to enquire about the holdings of a cross-section of free and lawful property holding men (citizens), and the duties and issues faced by the officers in the bailiwick (including Coroner, Head Constables of the Peace, Petty Constables, Bailiffs, etcetera. The court asks that 48 free and lawful men be brought before the court; these must be property-owning men, with their holdings being of a minimal value of sixty pounds. 1 pg.

Document 57
Correspondence Regarding Enclosed Legal Records - Queens County
July 7, 1797
Eliphalet Wickes, Daniel Kissam Esq., James Herriman, Jacob Bedell, [Lyse] Wright
Eliphalet Wickes provided this letter as a cover letter to legal documents he sent along with it. Noted are two cases, first that of James Herriman vs. Jacob Bedell, then of James Herriman vs. [Lyse] Wright. For the second case Eliphalet Wickes does not want an execution of the case as of yet. 1 pg.

Document 58
Jury Duty Request to be Enforced by Sheriff - Queens County               
November 6, 1797
Edmund Smith (plaintiff), Stephen Baldwin (Defendant), Benjamin Coe, Esq. (First Judge), Daniel Kissam (County Clerk)
The Sheriff of Queens County is commanded to bring forth a jury of twelve lawful, trustful, and property owning men to the Court of Common Pleas, to be held in the Court House in North Hempstead on the second Monday in November, which it the thirteenth. The Sheriff is to make certain that none of the jurors have any kin or relation to the said parties involved in this case. The document asserts that there is a point of contention between the two parties, but that contention is not noted. 1 pg.

Document 59
Bail Plea - Queens County
November 1797
John Skidmore, John Hendrickson, John Doe, Anna Higbie, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
John [---] is released on bail to John Hendrickson of South [Hempstead] and John Doe of the same place, at the suit of [--- Kirby]. 1 pg.

Document 60
List of Grand Jurors for November 1797 - Queens County                     
November 1797
Signed by John Fleet (Sheriff)
The list of names, towns, and occupations is listed as follows: John W. Seaman (yeoman) of North Hempstead, Charles Thorn of Oyster Bay (yeoman), Abraham Birdsall of Hempstead (Inn Keeper), Isaac Van [North---] of Oyster Bay (yeoman), Thomas Lawrence of Flushing (yeoman), William Skidmore of Flushing (yeoman), Thomas C. Thorn of North Hempstead (yeoman), Thomas Wooley of North Hempstead (yeoman), [---] Walters of Oyster Bay (yeoman), Jackson Mott of Oyster Bay (yeoman), Samuel Birdsall of Hempstead (yeoman), Leonard Seaman of North Hempstead (yeoman), Abraham Franklin of Flushing (yeoman), David [R.F.] Jones of Oyster Bay (yeoman), Jacob Foster of Jamaica (yeoman), Jacob [S.] Jackson of Hempstead (yeoman), John Hendrickson of Hempstead (yeoman), Hendrick Hagner of North Hempstead (yeoman), Richard Townsend of North Hempstead (yeoman), Edward Levinich of Newtown (yeoman), [---] Vandervoort of Newtown (yeoman), James Bonny of Newtown (yeoman), Barnaby Coffee of Newtown (yeoman). 1 pg.

Document 61
License for Tavern of Common Ale House - Queens County
March 1, 1798
John Skidmore (Commissioner of Excise-Judge), Abraham Ditmas (Commissioner of Excise-Judge), Benjamin Everit (Commissioner of Excise-Judge), Richard Higgins (of Jamaica Township)
Richard Higgins, of the Township of Jamaica, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Richard Higgins, ruled by the commissioners of excise may keep a Common Ale House or Tavern where he now dwells. Richard Higgins shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful games in his house, which is the law of the state, but shall during the said time keep beds and hay for lour horses, and maintain good order and rule therein. Acknowledged by Justice Benjamin Everit. 1 pg.

Document 62
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
April 20, 1798
Abraham Ditmas (Justice), Caleb Mills
Caleb Mills, of the Township of Jamaica, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Caleb Mills, ruled by the commissioners of excise may keep an Inn or Tavern where he now dwells. Caleb Mills shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house, which is the law of the state, such as cockfighting, playing with cards or dice, or to keep any billiard table, or shuffle board on his property, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. Acknowledged by Justice Abraham Ditmas. 1 pg.

Document 63
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
April 20, 1798
Abraham Ditmas (Justice), Garret Dorland
Garret Dorland, of the Township of Jamaica, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Garret Dorland, ruled by the commissioners of excise may keep an Inn or Tavern where he now dwells. Garret Dorland shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful games in his house, which is the law of the state, such as cockfighting, playing with cards or dice, or to keep any billiard table, or shuffle board on his property, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. Acknowledged by Justice Abraham Ditmas. 1 pg.

Document 64
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 3, 1798
Abraham Ditmas (Justice), [A]Elexander Jones
Elexander Jones, of the Township of Jamaica, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Elexander Jones, ruled by the commissioners of excise may keep a Common Ale House or Tavern where he now dwells. Elexander Jones shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful games in his house, which is the law of the state, such as cockfighting, playing with cards or dice, or to keep any billiard table, or any other gaming device on his property, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. Acknowledged by Justice Abraham Ditmas. 1 pg.

Document 65
Jury Duty Request to be Enforced by Sheriff - Queens County
June 4, 1798
Samuel Denton (Plaintiff), Luke Cornwash (Defendant), Benjamin Coe Esq. (First Judge), Daniel Kilsam (County Clerk)
The Sheriff of Queens County is commanded to bring forth a jury of twelve lawful, trustful, and property owning men to the inferior Court of Common Pleas, to be held in the Court House in North Hempstead on the second Monday in November. The Sheriff is to make certain that none of the jurors have any kin or relation to the said parties involved in this case. The document asserts that there is a point of contention between the two parties, but that contention is not noted. 1 pg.

Document 66
Minutes from the June Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
June 4, 1798
Names throughout the court minutes include judges, plaintiffs, defendants, and jurors—Many names that are present appear in several other documents in this series.
Minutes of the June Court of Common Pleas for Queens County, held in Court House in North Hempstead. Defendants and Plaintiffs are listed for various cases, and some context is provided to the specificity of those cases, but is not all-inclusive. 4 pgs. (both sides)

Document 67
Jury Duty Request to be Enforced by Sheriff - Queens County
June 4, 1798
James Jackson (Plaintiff), Zebadiah Story (Defendant), Benjamin Coe Esq. (First Judge), Daniel Kilsam (County Clerk)
The Sheriff of Queens County is commanded to bring forth a jury of twelve lawful, trustful, and property owning men to the inferior Court of Common Pleas, to be held in the Court House in North Hempstead on the second Monday in November. The Sheriff is to make certain that none of the jurors have any kin or relation to the said parties involved in this case. The document asserts that there is a point of contention between the two parties, noted in a plea of “trespass and ejectment” of farm. 1 pg.

Document 68
Bail Plea - Queens County   
June 30, 1798
John Fowler Junior, Roe Haviland (yeoman), William Prince, Lawrence Roe, Benjamin Coe (Judge)
John Fowler junior is released on bail to Roe Haviland of Flushing, yeoman, at the suit of William Prince and Lawrence Roe. 1 pg.

Document 69
Order of the Judges—Adjustment of the Goal - Queens County
November 14, 1798
Benjamin Cheesman (Inn Keeper), Benjamin Coe (Judge), Prior Townsend (Judge), John Schenck (Judge)
Judges of the Queens Court of Common Pleas lay out a new edict regarding the property lines of the Court House and surrounding properties?!? The new courthouse fence line is noted to be East of the Cheesman House. 1 pg.
 
Document 70
Pregnancy Out of Wedlock - Queens County
November 22, 1798
Nicholas Lamberson Weaver (of Hempstead), John Watts (of Hempstead), Isaac Covert (of Jamaica), William Ludlam (Judge), Susannah Lacy (of Jamaica)
Nicholas Lamberson Weaver of the township of Jamaica owes the State of New York 200$ Dollars and the aforesaid John Watts of the same place, and Isaac Covert of Jamaica Township, 100$ dollars if Nicholas Lamberson be deficient or make default in the performance of the condition underwritten:
Nicholas Lamberson Weaver is charged by Susannah Lacy of Jamaica, single woman, that he had carnal knowledge of her body several times, and now is with Child by Nicholas Lamberson, which when born will be a bastard. Nicholas Lamberson will be called to appear before the next general session of the justices of the peace. For now, Nicholas Lamberson should remain in good behavior. 1 pg.

Document 71
Writ to Jurors for Witnessing Object of Contention – Trespass - Queens County
June 5, 1799
Samuel Denton (Plaintiff), Luke Covert (Defendant), [Oluenis] Smith, [Alicajah Raynor], Benjamin Coe (Judge)
In a case of trespass between Samuel Denton (Plaintiff) and Luke Covert (Defendant), the court files a writ for six of the first twelve jurors to visit the place in question on the fifth day of the November next, and in the presence of [Oluenis] Smith, [Alicajah Raynor], and on behalf of the plaintiff to view the plow in question, whereupon returning to the court house. 1 pg.

Document 72
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), Silas Carman (Innkeeper)
Silas Carman, of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Silas Carman may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 73
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), [Suluanus] Smith (Innkeeper)
[Suluanus] Smith, Innkeeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: [Suluanus] Smith may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 74
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), Jacob [Cashow] (Innkeeper)
Jacob [Hashow], Innkeeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Jacob [Cashow] may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 75
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), John Hyde (Innkeeper)
John Hyde, Innkeeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: John Hyde may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 76
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), Henry Sydam (Innkeeper)
Henry Sydam, Innkeeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Henry Sydam may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 77
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), Philip Ellis (Innkeeper)
Phillip Ellis, Innkeeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Phillip Ellis may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 78
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 1, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), William H. Stewart (Innkeeper)
William H. Stewart, Innkeeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: William H. Stewart may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 79
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
March 26, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), Peter Walters (Innkeeper)
Peter Walters, Innkeeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Peter Walters may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 80
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
                       
March 26, 1799
Justice Stores (Judge), Jacob Hatt (Innkeeper)
Jacob Hatt, Innkeeper of the Town of Oyster Bay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Jacob Hatt may keep an inn or tavern, as long as it remains in good and orderly fashion as prescribed by law. 1 pg.

Document 81
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 2, 1799
Stephen Frost (Justice), Joseph Bard
Joseph Bard acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Joseph Bard may keep a Tavern where he now dwells. Joseph Bard shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house, which is the law of the state, such as cockfighting, playing with cards or dice, or to keep any billiard table, shuffle board, or any other gaming device on his property, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. 1 pg.

Document 82
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 7, 1799
Benjamin Everit (Justice), Samuel Carpenter
Samuel Carpenter, of the Township of Jamaica, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Samuel Carpenter may keep a Common Ale House or Tavern where he now dwells. He shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house or on his property, which is the law of the state, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. 1 pg.

Document 83
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 7, 1799
Benjamin Everit (Justice), [Barnaudos] Lambertson
[Barnaudos] Lambertson, of the Township of Jamaica, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: [Barnaudos] Lambertson may keep a Common Ale House or Tavern where he now dwells. He shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house or on his property, which is the law of the state, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. 1 pg.

Document 84
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 7, 1799
Benjamin Everit (Justice), Nathaniel Rider
Nathaniel Rider, of the Township of Jamaica, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Nathaniel Rider may keep a Common Ale House or Tavern where he now dwells. He shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house or on his property, which is the law of the state, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. 1 pg.

Document 85
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 7, 1799
Benjamin Everit (Justice), Henry Higgins
Henry Higgins, of the Township of Jamaica, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of fifty pounds, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Henry Higgins may keep a Common Ale House or Tavern where he now dwells. He shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house or on his property, which is the law of the state, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. 1 pg.

Document 86
Receipt of Court Proceedings in Trespass Case for Dan Kissam - Queens County
May 19, 1799
Thomas Young Junior (Plaintiff), John Hendrickson (Defendant), S. Jones (attorney), Dan Kilsam Esq. (attorney)
The document consists of dates of court appearances and proceedings regarding a suit of trespass between Thomas Young Junior and John Hendrickson. A small note to Mr. Dan Kissam is listed on bottom, stating that this document should end up in his hands.
Watermark for Onderdonk Paper Mill can be clearly seen at center of paper. 1 pg.

Document 87
Order to Rectify Debt - Queens County
June 1799
Samuel Wood (Plaintiff), James Lewis (Defendant), John Doe, Rich Roe
Samuel Wood files a suit that James Lewis rightfully owes him fourteen pounds, thirteen shillings, and six pence, which is an equivalent to thirty-six dollars and sixty-eight cents. The court rules in favor of the plaintiff. 1 pg.

Document 88
Precept for June Court, To the Sheriff of the County - Queens County
June 5, 1799—Precept for November Court, 1799
Benjamin Coe Esq. (First Judge of our said court), Daniel Kissam (attorney)
To our Sherriff of our County Queens, We command you that you do not omit by reason or any Liberty within your Bailiwick (jurisdiction), but that you enter the same, and cause to come before our Judges and assistant Justices of the Peace, who deliberate over felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors, perpetrates and done in the said county, at the Court House in Queens. On the first Tuesday in November next, the sixth day of June come before us and determine twenty-four free and lawful men or your bailiwick that have forty shillings a year of freehold, and also that you cause to bring another thirty-six free and lawful men that have a value of sixty pounds in lands and holdings to enquire of those things which then and there on behalf of the people of the State of New York shall be enjoined them, also that you summon all Justices of the Peace of your bailiwick, petty constables, and bailiffs of every town and liberty within your bailiwick to do thou things which to their offices belong and that you cause to be made and published, through your bailiwick in proper and convenient places the aforesaid. This precept for the calls that the Justices of the Queens County Court appeal to the Sherriff of this bailiwick to bring forth town officers and a list of eligible jurors to be submitted to the Queens County Court.  1 pg.

Document 89
Additional Limits of the Goal - Queens County
June 7, 1799
Plotting boundaries along the highway east of Wright Nicholls house, until the highway turns in the range of three cherry trees, and so forth. 1 pg.

Document 90
Subpoena to Appear Before Court to Bear Witness - Queens County
July 15, 1799
Jonah Powel, Thomas Powel, Hendrickson Walters, Jacob Concklin, Stephen Frost (Justice)
The court will fine Jonah Powel the sum of fifty dollars and Thomas Powel the sum of thirty dollars if they fail to appear at the next court of sessions on behalf of the people of the State to give evidence against Hendrickson Walters and Jacob Concklin. 1 pg.

Document 91
Jury Duty Request for the Circuit Court of New York City- Queens County
August 11, 1799
James Jackson (Plaintiff), William H. Coon (Defendant), John Lansing, Esquire (Chief Justice at the City Hall of New York City)
A jury of twelve lawful and property owning men from Queens County are summoned to appear before the justices of the circuit court of New York City as James Jackson and William H. Coon resolve a point of contention and have thrown their fate at the discretion of the jury. Anyone attuned to the dealings of the parties in contention should not be brought forth in the jury. 1 pg.

Document 92
Subpoena to Appear Before Next Court of Sessions - Queens County
October 14, 1799
Jesse Allen (North Hempstead), Thomas Smith (Hempstead), Stephen Carman (Justice)
Jesse Allen and Thomas Smith will both be indebted to the State of fifty dollars each to be levied upon their goods, chattels, lands, and tenements if Jesse Allen does not adhere to the conditions below:
Jesse Allen shall appear before the next general session to answer any questions and matters that shall be weighed against him. He is not to leave the jurisdiction of the court until the debt is paid, or he duly appears as long as the justices see fit.  1 pg.

Document 93
Panel of Jurors in the Case of Samuel Denton vs. Luke Covert - Queens County
October 25, 1799
19 Names appear on the Juror list, and Daniel Kissam processed the list
Names appear alongside the towns they reside: Oysterbay, North Hempstead, Jamaica, Flushing, New Town. 1 pg.

Document 94
Panel of Grand Jurors for November Term 1799 - Queens County
November 1799
20 names appear on the Grand Juror list, and the list was signed by the Sheriff, [---- Hill]
Names appear alongside the towns the jurors reside: Flushing, Jamaica, Newtown, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay. 1 pg.

Document 95
Subpoena to Appear Before Next Court of General Sessions - Queens County
November 11, 1799
Stephen Walters (Oysterbay), Ruliff  Duryea (Hempstead), Stephen Carman (Justice)
Stephen Walters and Ruliff Duryea will both be indebted to the State of fifty dollars each to be levied upon their goods, chattels, lands, and tenements if Stephen Walters does not adhere to the conditions below:
Stephen Walters shall appear before the next general session to answer any questions and matters that shall be weighed against him. He is not to leave the jurisdiction of the court until the debt is paid, or he duly appears as long as the justices see fit. 1 pg.

Document 96
Jury Duty Request for the Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
November 12, 1799
Thomas Youngs (Plaintiff), John Hendrickson (Defendant), Benjamin Coe, Esq. (Judge), Sam Jones (attorney-plaintiff), Daniel Kissam
A jury of twelve lawful and property owning men from Queens County are summoned to appear before the justices of the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the court house in North Hempstead, as Thomas Youngs and John Hendrickson resolve a point of contention and have thrown their fate at the discretion of the jury. Anyone attuned to the dealings of the parties in contention should not be brought forth in the jury. 1 pg.

Document 97
Subpoena to Appear Before Next Court of General Sessions - Queens County
December 6, 1799
Elijah Abraham, Isaac Denton, Samuel Willet (Plaintiff) Stephen Carman (Justice)
Elijah Abraham and Isaac Denton will both be indebted to the State of fifty dollars each to be levied upon their goods, chattels, lands, and tenements if Elijah Abraham  does not adhere to the conditions below:
Elijah Abraham shall appear before the next general session to answer any questions and matters that shall be weighed against him. He is not to leave the jurisdiction of the court until the debt is paid, or he duly appears as long as the justices see fit. In the meantime he should keep the peace towards all of the people involved in the affair. 1 pg.

Document 98
Subpoena to Appear Before Next Court of General Sessions - Queens County
December 6, 1799
Elijah Abraham, Isaac Denton, Samuel Willet (Plaintiff) Stephen Carman (Justice)
Elijah Abraham and Isaac Denton will both be indebted to the State twenty-five dollars each to be levied upon their goods, chattels, lands, and tenements if Elijah Abraham  does not adhere to the conditions below:
Elijah Abraham shall appear before the next general session to answer any questions and matters that shall be weighed against him by Samuel Willet. In the meantime he should keep the peace towards all of the people involved in the affair. 1 pg.

Document 99
Subpoena to Appear Before Next Court of General Sessions - Queens County
December 6, 1799
Elijah Abraham, Samuel Willet (Plaintiff) Stephen Carman (Justice)
Samuel Willet will be indebted to the State the sum of twenty-five dollars to be levied upon his goods, chattels, lands, and tenements if Samuel Willet does not adhere to the conditions below:
Samuel Willet shall appear before the next general session to provide evidence regarding the suit he filed against Elijah Abraham for assault and battery. 1 pg.

Document 100          
Subpoena to Appear Before Next Session of the Peace - Queens County
February 15, 1800
Samuel [Walton], Silus [Walton], Elizabeth [Walton], Stephen Carman (Justice)
Samuel [Walton] of Oyster Bay and Silus [Walton] of the same place are indebted to the State the sum of two hundred fifty dollars if default is made on the underwritten condition: Samuel [Walton] shall personally appear before the next session of the peace to answer to what shall be objected against him by the court, for touching a battered child begotten by him and the body of Elizabeth [Walton].

Document 100A
List of Grand Jurors for June Session - Queens County
June 1800
24 yeomen listed as potential grand jurors, singed by the Sheriff, John Micks
Names appear alongside the towns they reside: Flushing, Jamaica, Hempstead, and North Hempstead. 1pg.

Box 2

Document 101
Writ to Jurors for Witnessing Object of Contention – Trespass - Queens County
June 4, 1800
Thomas Jackson (Plaintiff), Townsend Jackson (Plaintiff), Henry Prior (Defendant), Walter Jones (Attorney for the Plaintiff), John Fleet (Attorney for the Defense), Benjamin Coe (Judge)
In a case of trespass between Thomas Jackson and Townsend Jackson (Plaintiffs) and Henry Prior (Defendant), the court files a writ for six or more of the first twelve jurors to visit the place in question on the fifth day of October next, in the presence of Walter Jones Esquire, on behalf of the Plaintiff, and John Fleet Esquire, on the part of the Defendant.  1 pg.

Document 102
Jury Duty Request for the Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
June 12, 1800
Thomas Wooley (Plaintiff), Joseph L. Hewlett (Defendant), Benjamin Coe, Esq. (Judge), [Corn] Bogert (Attorney), Daniel Kissam (Clerk)
A jury of twelve lawful and property owning men from Queens County are summoned to appear before the justices of the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the court house in North Hempstead, as Thomas Wooley and Joseph L. Hewlett resolve a point of contention and have thrown their fate at the discretion of the jury. Anyone attuned to the dealings of the parties in contention should not be brought forth in the jury. 1 pg.

Document 103
Minutes of the November Court, 1800 - Queens County
November 1800
Parties of contention listed, witnesses names provided per each case
Cases listed that were deliberated over in the November Court of 1800. The Court minutes provide details of cases, parties involved, with witnesses that appeared before the court for each side of various cases, and subsequent rulings by the court. 3 pgs. (both sides)

Document 104
Jury Duty Request for the Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
November 12, 1800
Gilbert Woodard (Plaintiff), Daniel Farrington (Defendant), Benjamin Coe, Esq. (Judge), Wickes (Attorney), Daniel Kissam (Clerk)
A jury of twelve lawful and property owning men from Queens County are summoned to appear before the justices of the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the court house in North Hempstead, as Gilbert Woodard and Daniel Farrington resolve a point of contention and have thrown their fate at the discretion of the jury. Anyone attuned to the dealings of the parties in contention should not be brought forth in the jury. 1 pg.

Document 105
Subpoena to Testify Regarding a Death - Queens County
December 4, 1800
Joseph Smith, Benjamin Fish (Deceased), Daniel Kissam (Coroner)
Joseph Smith of Hempstead is indebted to the State of New York one hundred dollars to be levied upon his goods, chattels, lands and tenements if he does not adhere to the following conditions: That he appear before the justices of assizes and goal delivery at the next session to be held in North Hempstead. He is to deliver and set forth his knowledge regarding the death of Benjamin Fish, and not to depart without leave from the said court. 1 pg.

Document 106
Subpoena to Testify Regarding a Death - Queens County
December 4, 1800
John B. Walling (Jamaica), Benjamin Fish (Deceased), Daniel Kissam (Coroner)
John B. Walling of Jamaica is indebted to the State of New York one hundred dollars to be levied upon his goods, chattels, lands and tenements if he does not adhere to the following conditions: That he appear before the justices of assizes and goal delivery at the next session to be held in North Hempstead. He is to deliver and set forth his knowledge regarding the death of Benjamin Fish, and not to depart without leave from the said court. 1 pg.

Document 106a
Minutes of the Circuit Court of June - Queens County
June 16, 1801
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 6 pgs.

Document 107
Minutes of June Court, 1802
June 1802
Names of parties involved in cases, witnesses, and attorneys are listed
Cases, defendants, plaintiffs, and outcomes of cases and pleas are listed for the month of June in 1802. 4 pgs. (both sides)

Document 108
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 4, 1802
Justus Stores (Justice), [Elhanah] Lewis
 [Elhanah] Lewis, of the Town of Oysterbay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: [Elhanah] Lewis may keep a Tavern where he now dwells. He shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house or on his property, which is the law of the state, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. 1 pg.

Document 109
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 4, 1802
Justus Stores (Justice), Henry Suydam (Innkeeper)
Henry Suydam, Innkeeper of the Town of Oysterbay, acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Henry Suydam may keep a Tavern where he now dwells. He shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house or on his property, which is the law of the state, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. 1 pg.

Document 110
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 4, 1802
Justus Stores (Justice), Jacob Haff
Jacob Haff of the Town of Oysterbay acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, current money of the said state, to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Jacob Haff may keep a Tavern where he now dwells. He shall not during his continuance of the said license suffer any unlawful gaming in his house or on his property, which is the law of the state, but shall during the said time maintain good order and rule as the law directs. 1 pg.

Document 111
           
Subpoena to Appear Before the Court of General Sessions - Queens County
May 5, 1802
Solomon Wooden (Justice), John Noorstrand, David Noorstrand, William Davis
John Noorstrand acknowledges that he will be indebted to the state for the sum of one hundred dollars, and David Noorstrand fifty dollars to be levied on their goods and chattels, lands and tenements if they default upon the conditions underwritten:
John Noorstrand shall appear before the Court of General Sessions of the Peace to be holden in the June next, to answer unto what shall be then objected to him by William Davis on behalf of the People of the State. 1 pg.

Document 112
Case notes involving Trespass, Assault and Battery - Queens County
June 27, 1802
Joseph Sealy, Theodosius Hunt, Daniel Kissam, Esquire (Clerk of Queens County)
Defendant admits a plea of not guilty involving the charges of trespass, assault, and battery. The above case is noted and will be held for the next Circuit Court in Queens County on the 11th of July. 1 pg.

Document 113
Writ to Expedite Case - Queens County
August 29, 1802
Robert Gilchrist, Thomas Mason, [---] Bogert (attorney), Daniel Kissam Esquire (Clerk of Queens County)           
Attorney for the Plaintiff requests the issue of a writ in the above cause and direct the Sheriff to serve the same with all exception as the defendant will shortly leave this country—he lives at Lax’s, on Lawrence’s Neck, opposite Throgs Neck. 1 pg.

Document 114
Notice of Trial - Queens County
August 31, 1802
James Martin, Edmond Charles [Gener--], S. Jones Junior (attorney for the Plaintiff), George Clinton Junior Esquire (attorney for the Defendant)
The case of James Martin v. Edmond Charles [Gener--] will be brought to Trial at a Circuit Court appointed to be holden for Queens County at the courthouse on the tenth day of September next, at ten o’clock of the forenoon of the same day.
The defendant is being tried on: Declaration of Trespass—two counts, each for breaking and entering onto Plaintiffs property in the Town of Jamaica on the 5th of July, 1800. Pleas of not guilty from the defense. 1 pg.

Document 115
Plea of Trespass - Queens County
November 1802
Morris [Fosdich], John Cornage, John C. Mott, Samuel Martin, Henry Mott, John C [Sostrand], Timothy Cornwell, Smith Cornwell, Francis Cornwell, Benjamin Cornwell
Plea of Trespass—damages of $250. Listed November of 1802, Returnable the first Tuesday of June 1803. 1 pg.

Document 116
Minutes of November Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions- Queens County
November 9, 1802
List of defendants and plaintiffs in cases deliberated at the November Courts of Common Pleas and General Sessions for Queens County. Jurors listed in specific cases. Case descriptions as well. 5 pgs.

Document 117
Certificated of Trial at Circuit Court - New York County
November 20, 1802
Brockholm Livingston Esq. (Justice of Supreme Court), Sarah Shaw, James Hallitt Jr., J. Strong (Atty. For Plaintiff), Elizabeth P. Miller, Jury names also listed
The defendant, James Hallitt, Jr., has not shown up in court for three times prior, and now in contempt charges will be taken by default. The Jury finds for the Plaintiff, Sarah Shaw, six counts damages and six  other counts. 1 pg.

Document 118                                                                                         
Subpoena to Appear Before the Court of General Sessions - Queens County
February 3,1803
William Ludlam (justice), Josepth Skidmore (Jamaica), Abiather Skidmore (Jamaica), John Norstrant Jr. (Hempstead)
Josepth Skidmore of Jamaica Township is indebted to the state for the sum of five hundred dollars, and Abiather Skidmore, of the same place, the sum of fifty dollars of lawful money of the United States to be levied on their goods and chattels, lands and tenements if they default upon the conditions underwritten:
Josepth Skidmore shall appear before the next Court of General Sessions of the Peace to answer unto what shall be then objected to him by John Norstrant Jr., of the Township of Hempstead, concerning the keeping of an Inn or Tavern. In the meantime, Josepth Skidmore will not allow any cockfighting, card playing, or gaming by lot or chance whatsoever, and that he will keep an Inn or Tavern as the law directs and that he will appear at the next General Session of the Peace for Queens County. 1 pg.

Document 119
Subpoena to Appear Before the Court of General Sessions - Queens County
February 22, 1803
William Ludlam (justice), John Norstrant Jr. (Hempstead), John Norstrant the Elder (Hempstead), Richard Holland (Hempstead)
John Norstrant Jr. acknowledges that he will be indebted to the state for the sum of one hundred dollars, and John Norstrant the Elder, the sum of fifty dollars of lawful money of the United States to be levied on their goods and chattels, lands and tenements if they default upon the conditions underwritten:
John Norstrant Jr. shall appear before the next Court of General Sessions of the Peace to answer unto what shall be then objected to him by Richard Holland of the Township of Hempstead. 1 pg.

Document 120
Subpoena to appear before the next Court of General Sessions - Queens County
March 7, 1803
Richard Valentine (Judge), John Tommas (Oysterbay), Abraham Tuttel
John Tommas acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York the sum of fifty dollars to be levied upon his goods and chattels, and lands and tenements if he does not adhere to the underwritten condition:
John Tommas shall personally appear at the next general sessions of the peace to be held in Queens County at the Court House in North Hempstead on the first Tuesday in June. He is to divulge such evidence he knows regarding a felony committed by Abraham Tuttel, and not to depart without leave of the court. 1 pg.

Document 121
Subpoena to appear before the next Court of General Sessions of the Peace - Newtown - Queens County
April 8, 1803
Peter Vandervoort (Justice of the Peace), Thomas Devine, Thomas Folk, Simon Denton, Charles Way
Thomas Devine and Thomas Folk are respectively indebted to the State of New York the sum of forty dollars, to be levied upon their goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if they do not adhere to the underwritten condition:
Thomas Devine and Thomas Folk shall personally appear before the next court of general sessions of the peace for Queens County to abide and do what shall be enjoined by the said court, and in the mean time keep the peace, especially with Simon Denton. 1 pg.

Document 122
Subpoena to appear before the next General Session - Queens County
April 30, 1803
Solomon Wooden (Justice of Peace), John Laton, David Laton senior
John Laton acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York the sum of one hundred dollars and David Laton senior the sum of fifty dollars to be levied upon their goods and chattels, and lands and tenements if the underwritten condition is not adhered to:
John Laton shall appear before the next Court of General Sessions of the Peace to be held at the Court House in and for the County of Queens and abide by such orders the court may make in regards to the charge alleged against him for breaking the peace at the Annual Town Meeting of Oysterbay held on the first Tuesday of this instant and shall in the mean time keep the peace of the people. 1 pg.

Document 123
License for Inn or Tavern - Queens County
May 5, 1803
James Hegeman (Justice), Jacob [Herfhow]
Jacob [Herfhow] acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if failure were made of the underwritten condition. The condition is as such: Jacob [Herfhow] during the time of keeping an in or tavern will not keep a disorderly inn or tavern or suffer or permit any cockfighting, gaming, table or shuffle board, within the Inn or Tavern by him to be kept or within any outhouse yard or garden thereunto belonging. 1 pg.

Document 124
Cases to be brought to trial at the next Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
May 16, 1803
Plaintiffs, Defendants, and Attorneys names listed
Two cases to be brought up for trial at the next session of the Court of Common Pleas to be held on the first Tuesday of June next. 1 pg.

Document 125
Subpoena to appear before the next General Sessions- Queens County
May 25, 1803

Isaac Denton (Justice of the Peace), Uriah Hendrickson (Yeoman—Hempstead), James Hendrickson (Carpenter—Hempstead), Joseph Sealy (Hempstead)
Uriah Hendrickson acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York the sum of one hundred dollars and James Hendrickson the sum of fifty dollars to be levied upon their goods and chattels, and lands and tenements if the underwritten condition is not adhered to:
Uriah Hendrickson shall appear before the next Court of General Sessions of the Peace to be held at the Court House in and for the County of Queens and abide by such orders the court may make and shall in the mean time keep the peace, especially with Joseph Sealy. 1 pg.

Document 126
Subpoena to appear before the next General Sessions - Queens County
May 25, 1803
Isaac Denton (Justice of the Peace), [Hauer] Hendrickson (Yeoman—Hempstead), James Hendrickson (Carpenter—Hempstead), Joseph Sealy (Hempstead)
[Hauer] Hendrickson acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York the sum of one hundred dollars and James Hendrickson the sum of fifty dollars to be levied upon their goods and chattels, and lands and tenements if the underwritten condition is not adhered to:
[Hauer] Hendrickson shall appear before the next Court of General Sessions of the Peace to be held at the Court House in and for the County of Queens and abide by such orders the court may make and shall in the mean time keep the peace, especially with Joseph Sealy. 1 pg. (Watermark on paper---1797)

Document 127
Subpoena to appear before the next General Sessions - Queens County
May 25, 1803
Isaac Denton (Justice of the Peace), Samuel Hendrickson (Yeoman—Jamaica), James Hendrickson (Carpenter—Hempstead), Joseph Sealy (Hempstead)
Samuel Hendrickson acknowledges himself to be indebted to the State of New York the sum of one hundred dollars and James Hendrickson the sum of fifty dollars to be levied upon their goods and chattels, and lands and tenements if the underwritten condition is not adhered to:
Samuel Hendrickson shall appear before the next Court of General Sessions of the Peace to be held at the Court House in and for the County of Queens and abide by such orders the court may make and shall in the mean time keep the peace, especially with Joseph Sealy. 1 pg.

Document 128
Subpoena to appear at the next General Session of the Peace - Queens County
June 4, 1803
William Ludlam (Justice), John Norstrant, Jr., Josepth Skidmore
John Norstrant Jr. acknowledges that he is indebted to the State of New York the sum of one hundred twenty five dollars to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements if the aforesaid John Norstrant Jr. does not appear before the next General Session of the Peace to give evidence on behalf of the people of the State of New York against Josepth Skidmore, Innkeeper of the Township of Jamaica, for keeping an disorderly house and allowing gaming in his house contrary to the law of the State of New York. 1 pg.

Document 129          
Subpoena to appear at the next General Session of the Peace - Queens County
August 17, 1803
Joseph Durson (Hempstead), Miller Mott, Henry Mott (Constable of the Town of Hempstead), Joseph [Cloves] [Wm] Mott (Justice)
Joseph Durson of Hempstead and Miller and Henry Mott, Constable of the Town of Hempstead, personally came before Judge [Wm] Mott acknowledging themselves to owe the people of the State of New York the sum of two hundred dollars each to be levied upon their goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if Joseph Durson does not perform the following conditions:
Joseph Durson shall personally appear at the next General Sessions of the Peace and shall not depart without leave and abide and perform such penalty as the said sessions shall confirm for committing assault and battery against Joseph [Cloves]. 1 pg.

Document 130
Minutes of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and Goal and Delivery held at the Court House in North Hempstead - Queens County
September 9, 1803
Daniel Kissam (County Clerk)
Minutes of the court, descriptions of cases, with plaintiffs and defendants listed. Jury lists also included, grand juries as well. As a notable name to one case—the People v. James Baldwin. 2 pgs. (both sides)

Document 131
Subpoena to appear before the next General Sessions - Queens County
September 24, 1803
Jesse Leverich (Justice), Samuel Denman
Samuel Denman acknowledges himself to be indebted to the state of New York the sum of one hundred dollars to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if he shall fail to appear before the next General Sessions of the Peace and shall receive what shall then and there be enjoined by the court and in the mean time shall keep the peace, especially with Samuel Renne of Newtown. 1 pg.

Document 132
Minutes from November Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
November 1803
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 4 pgs.

Document 133
Cases to be heard before the Supreme Court - Queens County
April 4, 1804
William Leverich, Nathaniel Moore, George Godwise Junior, James Reed, Caleb C. Tunis, Jane Reed, Abraham Springsteen, Willet Leaycraft, David Springsteen Junior, James Willet, S. Riker, E. Wickes, S. Price, D.S. Jones
Five Supreme Court Cases listed with respective counts for each case.

  1. William Leverich and Nathaniel Moore, overseers of the poor of the Town of New Town vs. George Godwise Junior
    1. S. Riker Junior attorney for Plaintiffs
    2. E. Wickes attorney for defense
  2. James Reed vs. Caleb C. Tunis
    1. S. Riker Junior attorney for plaintiff
    2. S. Price attorney for defense
  3. Jane Reed an infant under the age of twenty one years by Abraham Springsteen her Guardian vs. Caleb C. Tunis
    1. S. Riker Junior attorney for Plaintiff
    2. S. Price attorney for defense
  4. James Reed vs. Willet Leaycraft
    1. S. Riker Junior attorney for plaintiff
    2. D.S. Jones attorney for defense
  5. David Springsteen Junior vs. Willet Leaycraft and James Willet      
    1. S. Riker Junior attorney for plaintiff
    2. D.S. Jones attorney for defense

Document 134
Minutes from June Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
June 5, 1804
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 4 pgs.

Document 135          
Plea of Not Guilty - September Court - Queens County
July 11, 1804
Daniel Fanning (plaintiff), Samuel [Renne] (defendant)
In a case of trespass for taking away goods, Samuel Renne issues a plea of not guilty. 1 pg.

Document 136          
Subpoena to appear before next Session of the Peace - Queens County
July 1804
Austin Betts, Richard Holland, John Norstrant Jr.
Austin Betts acknowledges that he will be indebted to the state for the sum of fifty dollars of lawful money to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements if he defaults upon the conditions underwritten:
John Norstrant Jr. shall appear before the next Sessions of the Peace to give evidence against Richard Holland. 1 pg.

Document 137
Plea of Not Guilty - Queens County
July 11,1804
Daniel Farrington (plaintiff), Samuel [Renne] (defendant), R. Strong (attorney)
Defendant is charged with trespass for taking goods and submits a plea of not guilty. 1 pg.

Document 138
Docket of Cases - Queens Circuit
1805
List of plaintiffs and defendants for circuit court cases held in:
November 1803, June 1804, November 1805. 1 pg.

Document 139
Subpoena to appear next session of the Court - Queens County
January 15, 1805
William Ludlam (Justice), Daniel Kissam (Justice), Lawrence Roe (of Flushing), John Skidmore
Lawrence Roe of Flushing is indebted to the people of the State of New York the sum of fifty dollars, to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if he defaults on the underwritten condition:
Lawrence Roe must appear before the next court of said county to answer what then shall be objected to him regarding the issue of “Peter the slave” owned by Roe, who burned down the outhouse of John Skidmore, and now resides in the Queens County Prison. 1 pg.

Document 140
Subpoena to appear before the next General Sessions of the Peace - Queens County
November 1, 1805
William Ludlam (Justice), William Barry, Jeremiah Skidmore, William Rodgers
William Barry of the City of New York and Jeremiah Skidmore of Jamaica acknowledge themselves to be indebted to the State of New York for the sums of fifty dollars and twenty five dollars respectively, if William Barry defaults on the underwritten condition:
The above bonder, William Barry will personally appear before the judges of the next General Sessions of the Peace, to answer what William Rodgers, on the part and behalf of the people , will object against him , and in the meantime keep the peace.  1 pg.

Document 141
Minutes of November Court of 1805 -Hempstead Courthouse - Queens County
November 12, 1805
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, and jurors appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 6 pgs.   

Document 142
Minutes of June Court of 1806 - Queens County
June 3, 1806
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, and jurors appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 7 pgs.

Document 143          
Minutes of the Circuit Court
June 23, 1806
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, and jurors appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 5 pgs.   

Document 144
Subpoena to appear before the next court of Sessions of the Peace - Queens County
September 9, 1806
Edward Jackson, Daniel Kissam, Esq. (of Flushing), James Mitchell, [Siluanus/Silas] Smith (Justice)
Edward Jackson and Daniel Kissam, Esq. of Flushing both acknowledge themselves to owe to the people of the State of New York the sum of fifty dollars each to be levied upon their goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if the said Edward Jackson shall default on the underwritten condition: Edward Jackson shall personally appear before the next Court of Sessions of the Peace to be held in Queens County, and then to abide by whatever the courts have enjoined and ordered, and in the meantime keep the peace towards the people of the said state and especially James Mitchell. 1 pg.

Document 145
Minutes of November Court of 1806 - Queens County
November 11, 1806
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, and jurors appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 6 pgs.   

Document 146
Subpoena to appear before next court of General Sessions of the Peace - Queens County
Using Court forms designated for the City of New York
February 22, 1807
John C. Ryan, John Dowling, Catherine [Ship], [Junus] W. Canib, Aquila Giles (Judge)
John C. Ryan is indebted to the State of New York to the sum of three hundred dollars, and the said John Dowling to the sum of three hundred dollars, each, to be levied and made of their respective goods and chattels, lands and tenements, if the aforesaid shall fail to meet the underwritten conditions:
John C. Ryan shall personally appear at the next court of General Sessions of the Peace, to be holden in the County of Queens, and answer upon such matters that may be objected against him, and in the meantime keep the peace, especially with [Junus W. Canib]. 1 pg.

Document 147          
Minutes of June Court of 1807
June 1807
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, and jurors appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved: the People vs. Jacob a Black Man. 4 pgs.           

Document 148
List of Seven Cases from the Nov. Court of 1796 to June Court of 1807 - Queens County
June 1807
Names of Plaintiffs and Defendants with brief description and case fees. 1 pg,

Document 149
Minutes of Circuit Court of 1807 - Queens County
June 25, 1807
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, and jurors appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 6 pgs.

Document 150
License for Inn or Tavern
May 18, 1808
Daniel Ludlum (Justice of the Peace), Josepth Roe, Cornelius Eldred, [Don Deyear], Nicholas Ludlum, Isaac Plant, [Calefit] Mills, William Smith, [Eyakel] Smith, Richard Wiggins, George Carpenter, John Oakley
The above listed (other than Daniel Ludlum) acknowledge that they are indebted to the people of the State of New York for the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars each if they fail to adhere to the underwritten condition: That each of them may keep an Inn or Tavern where they now live and that they would not allow cockfighting, card playing, dice, shuffle board, or any gaming by luck or chance to thrive in their dwelling house or outhouse, or else pay the above penalty in full. 1 pg,

Document 151
Subpoena to appear before the next session of the Court of Oyer and Terminer - Queens County
May 31, 1808
William Mott Esq. (Justice), Henry D. Seaman Esq., Samuel Nicoll, [Jurdon] Seaman Junior, Benjamin Seaman ("Black Man")
Henry D. Seaman, Esq., Samuel Nicoll, and [Jurdon] Seaman Junior appeared before the Justice of the Peace of Queens County and acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the people of the State of New York for the sum of two hundred dollars each if they fail to abide by the underwritten condition:
The aforesaid must all personally appear before the next court of "Oyer and Terminer" and not depart the said court without leave and then and there give evidence if required between the people of New York State and Benjamin Seamen, a Black man who stands committed on suspicion of felony. 1 pg.

Document 152
Two Documents: One List of Potential Jurors; One calling for a jury for a specific Trial
June 7, 1808. 2 pgs.

Document 153
Minutes for June Court of 1808
June 7, 1808
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, and jurors appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, rulings, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 4 pgs.

Document 154          
Subpoena to appear before next session of Supreme Court - Queens County
June 9, 1808
Richard Bedell (Justice), Samuel Seaman (Yeoman—Hempstead), Garrit Norstrand (Diseased)
Samuel Seaman acknowledged himself to be indebted unto the people of the State of New York for fifty dollars current money of said State to be levied upon his goods and chattels, lands and tenements to the use of the people of said State in case of default on the underwritten condition:
Samuel Seaman shall appear before the next session of the Supreme Court to deliver and set forth his knowledge touching the death of Garrit Norstrand. 1 pg.

Document 155
Minutes of Circuit Court of Queens County for June 23rd
June 23, 1808
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, and jurors appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, pleas, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 4 pgs. (both sides)

Document 156
Affidavit of Simon Searing in Case of Breach of Promise of Marriage- Queens County
June 24, 1808
Simon Searing (Defendant), Rhoda Seaman, Benjamin Bailey (Material Witness for Defense). 1 pg.

Document 156A
Affidavit of Simon Searing in Case of Breach of Promise of Marriage - Queens County
June 25, 1808
Simon Searing (Defendant), Rhoda Seaman, Benjamin Bailey (Material Witness for Defense), Richard Valentine (Justice). 1 pg. (both sides)

Document 157          
Capias in the Case of Trespass - Queens County
1809
Nicholas Wyckoff, Esq. (Sherriff of Queens County-Jamaica), et. Al.
Sheriff Nicholas Wyckoff requests the writs in the cases listed to be brought to him at the first opportunity, and he will pay for them. 1 pg.

Document 158
License for Inn or Tavern
May 5, 1809
James Denton (Justice), Nicholas Ludlum, Richard Wiggins, George Carpenter, John Bennit, Bernadus Lamberson, John Shute, Hannah Smith
The above named acknowledge to owe to the people of the State of New York the sum of one hundred twenty five dollars to be levied upon their respective goods and chattels, lands and tenements if default shall be made on the underwritten condition:
That each of them may keep an Inn or Tavern where they now live and that they would not allow cockfighting, card playing, dice, shuffle board, or any gaming by luck or chance to thrive in their dwelling house or outhouse, or else pay the above penalty in full. 1 pg.

Document 159
Precept for November Court, To the Sheriff of Queens County
June 6, 1809
[Cory] Dunn Junior Esquire (First Judge of Court at North Hempstead), Nicholas Wyckoff (Sheriff)
To our Sherriff of our County Queens, We command you that you do not omit by reason or any Liberty within your Bailiwick (jurisdiction), but that you enter the same, and cause to come before our Judges and assistant Justices of the Peace, who deliberate over felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors, perpetrates and done in the said county, at the Court House in Queens. By the Second Tuesday in November next, determine twenty-four free and lawful men of your bailiwick and also thirty-six free and lawful men of the bailiwick that have a value of one hundred fifty dollars in their holdings, lands or tenements, to enquire of those things which then and there on behalf of the people of the State of New York shall be enjoined them, also that you summon all Justices of the Peace of your bailiwick, head constables, petty constables, bailiffs, and all coroners of every town and liberty within your bailiwick to do thou things which to their offices belong and that you cause to be made and published, through your bailiwick in proper and convenient places the aforesaid. 1 pg.

Document 160          
Two Case Pleas for Breach of Promise of Marriage - Queens County
June 15, 1809
Rhoda Seaman (Plaintiff), Simon Searing (Defendant), Mary Williams (Plaintiff), James Seaman (Defendant)
Notice of two trials, involving a breach of promise of marriage, to be held at circuit court in the next week. 1 pg.

Document 161
Oath of Office for Various County Officials, List of Positions - County of Queens, Kings, Richmond
July 25, 1809
Daniel Kissam (County Clerk), James Hendrickson, [Elmore Luvilswort], Daniel Bedeth, William Nichols, Stephen Powell, Samuel [Denett], John Hewlett, Richard Carman, Samuel Valentine, Timothy Carman, George [Dunyer], [Mieajah] Townsend
Roll of officers and positions thereof, to be sworn in. The Oath that was taken by each individual is written: Swearing to renounce any foreign allegiance, allegiance to the State of New York, to uphold office to best of ability, and to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. 1 pg.  (scroll length)

Document 162
Subpoena to appear before the next General Sessions of the Peace - Queens County
November 15, 1809
Samuel Golden (of Hempstead), John Golden (of Hempstead), Joseph Pettit (Justice)
Samuel Golden of Hempstead and John Golden of the same place acknowledge themselves to be indebted to the State of New York for the sum of fifty dollars each if Samuel Golden defaults on the underwritten condition:
The above bonder, Samuel Golden will personally appear before the judges of the next General Sessions of the Peace, to do and receive what shall be enjoined upon him by the Court, and in the meantime shall keep the peace towards the people of the State of New York. 1 pg.

Document 163
Subpoena to appear before the next General Sessions of the Peace - Queens County
November 15, 1809
Elias Matthews (Innkeeper of Hempstead), Henry Mott (Constable of Hempstead), Joseph Pettit (Justice)
Elias Matthews Innkeeper of Hempstead and Henry Mott, Constable of the same place, acknowledge themselves to be indebted to the State of New York for the sum of fifty dollars each if Elias Matthews defaults on the underwritten condition:
The above bonder, Elias Matthews will personally appear before the judges of the next General Sessions of the Peace, to do and receive what shall be enjoined upon him by the Court, and in the meantime shall keep the peace towards the people of the State of New York. 1 pg.

Document 164
Subpoena to appear at the Next Session of the Peace - Queens County
April 9, 1810
David Jarvis, Richard Miller, John Burtis (Merchant), Singleton Mitchell (Justice)
David Jarvis and Richard Miller acknowledge themselves to be indebted to the State of New York for the sum of fifty dollars each if default shall be made on the underwritten condition:
David Jarvis and Richard Miller will personally appear before the judges of the next Sessions of the Peace, to answer what shall then and there be objected to them by John Burtis, on behalf of the People, and shall in the meantime keep the peace towards John Burtis, and the People. Listed on the back of the subpoena is a list of costs incurred for the said case. 1 pg.

Document 165
Subpoena to appear at the Next Session of the Peace- Queens County
April 9, 1810
Elias Jarvis, David Jarvis, John Burtis (Merchant), Singleton Mitchell (Justice)
Elias Jarvis and David Jarvis acknowledge themselves to be indebted to the State of New York for the sum of fifty dollars each if default shall be made on the underwritten condition:
Elias Jarvis will personally appear before the judges of the next Sessions of the Peace, to answer what shall then and there be objected to them by John Burtis, on behalf of the People, and shall in the meantime keep the peace towards John Burtis, and the People. Listed on the back of the subpoena is a list of costs incurred for the said case. 1 pg.

Document 166
Proclamations of the Court for (5) Separate Cases - Queens County
June 1810
Jacob Hendrickson, John Nostrand Junior, David Jarvis, Elias Jarvis, Richard Miller, Jarod Norton, Elias Matthews

  1. The People v. Jacob Hendrickson: The court having considered the nature of the offense ordered that the prisoner be publicly whipped; thirty nine lashes on his bare back immediately
  2. The People v. John Nostrand Jr.: The court having considered the offense ordered that he stand committed to the Goal of this County-for this calendar monthly
  3. David Jarvis, Elias Jarvis, and Richard Miller discharged by proclamation
  4. The People v. Elias Matthews; Discharged on count of assault

1 pg.

Document 166A
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
June Court 1810
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, jurors and judges appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, pleas, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 2pgs. Bound (text both sides).

Document 166B       
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
June Court 1810
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, jurors and judges appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, pleas, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 2 pgs. (both sides)

Document 167
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
November 13, 1810
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, jurors and judges appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, pleas, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 5pgs. (both sides)

Document 168
Deponent regarding Debt - Queens County
December 11, 1810
Philetus Fleet (Township of Jamaica), Melankton Fleet (Township of Jamaica)
Philetus Fleet takes responsibility as a petitioning creditor for the debt incurred by Melankton Fleet to the sum of $4,148.92. 1 pg.

Document 169
Petition for Debts to be Dispersed Amongst Creditors - Queens County
December 11, 1810
Melankton Fleet (Township of Jamaica)
Melankton Fleet has become insolvent and utterly incompetent to the payment of his debts. He and his other Petitioners desire that the said Insolvent’s estate should be distributed amongst his Creditors in discharge of their debts. And further, that the said Insolvent may be discharged of his debt obligations, agreeable to the direction of an Act of the Legislature. 3 pgs.

Document 170
Panel of Grand Jurors Summoned for [June] Court - Queens County
[June] 1810: Page is torn and month is not fully visible, but could be the month of June      
Isaac Lefferts, Jacob Rapelyea, Joseph Satten, Benjamin Prince, Peter Bajer, Valentine Williams, George Downing, Samuel Valentine, Zebulon Seaman, Jordan Wright, Benjamin Smith, John W. Messinger, Thomas Wilson, Samuel Wickes, Thomas Boroughs, Lininton Dorland, Roe Heaviland, Jacob Field Junior, Johannas S. Scott, Samuel Nichols, George Hewlett, John Waters, James Coles, George Townsend
Panel of Grand Jurors summoned for the [June] Court of 1810. Towns of residence and occupations are listed next to the names of each individual. 1 pg.

Document 171          
Writ of Inquiry—List of Jurors - Queens County
May 13, 1811
Eliphalet Wickes (Justice), Isaac Bogart, Helmus Bogart, Isaac Powell
Writ of Inquiry regarding case of Isaac Bogart and Helmus Bogart v. Isaac Powell. Also, a list of what seems to be potential jurors for the said case, but is not notated specifically. 2 pgs.

Box 3

Document 172
Two Writs of Inquiry
May 13, 1811—October 29, 1811. 2 pgs.

Document 172A
Minutes of the Circuit Court - Queens County
June 1811
Names of plaintiffs, defendants, judges, jurors and witnesses listed.
The court minutes provide case descriptions, witnesses called by plaintiffs and defendants for each case. 8 pgs.                

Document 173
Minutes for Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
November Court 1811
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, jurors and judges appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, pleas, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 11 pgs. (both sides)

Document 174
Land Deed—Involving Land Acquisition in Huntington, Suffolk County
March 14, 1814
Stephen Hendrickson, Hewlett Valentine, Selah Platt, [Freelove] Platt, Divine Hewlett (Judge)
Land Deed involving the acquisition of land in Huntington, New York by residents of Queen County. The land boundaries are provided in detail with the agreements of all parties involved. Proceedings held at the house of Joseph Roe. 2 pgs.

Document 175
Liquidation of Insolvents Estate - Queens County
April 15, 1816
Stephen Hicks Junior (Hempstead), Joseph Roe (Innkeeper-Jamaica), John Cornell, Cary Dunn Junior (First Judge of the Court of Common Pleas)
Document pertains to the liquidation of one Stephen Hicks Junior who is indebted to others that have come before the court. The Insolvents Estate will be liquidated to compensate for said debt. Proceedings held at the house of Joseph Roe. 1 pg. (both sides)

Document 176
Notice to Creditors of the Insolvent, Stephen Hicks Jr. - Queens County
April 15, 1816
Stephen Hicks Junior (Hempstead), Joseph Roe (Innkeeper-Jamaica), Cary Dunn Junior (First Judge of the Court of Common Pleas)
Notice is sent to all creditors of Stephen Hicks Junior to show cause against the insolvent for said debts. Proceedings held at the house of Joseph Roe. 1 pg.

Document 177          
Notice to Creditors of the Insolvent, Henry Nicolls - Queens County
January 22, 1817
Henry Nicolls (Hempstead), Joseph Roe (Innkeeper-Jamaica), Cary Dunn Junior (First Judge of the Court of Common Pleas)
Notice is given for the newspapers, “The Long Island Star,” and the “Columbia,” to print a notice to all the creditors of Henry Nicolls, an insolvent debtor, that they show cause if any, before Judge Dunn at the house of Joseph Roe. 1 pg.

Document 178
Petition to Discharge Insolvent Henry Nicolls - Queens County
April 4, 1817
Henry Nicolls (Hempstead), Cary Dunn Junior (First Judge of the Court of Common Pleas)
The petitioner having produced the Certificate of the Assignce, is discharged pursuant to the prayer of his petition. 1 pg.

Document 179
Execution of Mortgage Deed - Queens County
September 9, 1820
Jack [Creep], Leonard Sapper, Samuel Sherman (County Clerk)
Deliberations and agreement over mortgage deed between Jack [Creep], an African American, and Leonard Sapper. 2 pgs. (both sides)

Document 180
A Calendar of Causes Noticed for Trial in Circuit Court - Queens County
May 31, 1822
Plaintiffs and Defendants noted for four separate cases. A list of jurors is also provided.
The calendar of cases set for trial involves trespass cases, with subsequent pleas and attorneys set to represent the plaintiffs or defendants. 1 pg.

Document 181
Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
June Court 1823
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, jurors and judges appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, pleas, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 5 pgs. (both sides)
           
Document 182
Oath of Office for Various County Officials - Writ to Support "Bastard Child" - Queens County
November 11, 1823
Names of those to be sworn in listed with their subsequent signatures at the end of the document
Roll of officers and positions thereof, to be sworn in. The Oath that was taken by each individual is written: Swearing to renounce any foreign allegiance, allegiance to the State of New York, to uphold office to best of ability, and to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. On the back of the last page of the document appears a case between the Overseers of the Town of Hempstead v. John Thurston regarding the support of a “male bastard child” of Sarah Powell. 3 pgs.

Document 183
Case of Trespass - Queens County
2nd Tuesday of November 1823
Elizabeth Baldwin (plaintiff), Solomon Place (defendant), James Lent, Samuel Sherman, B. F. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take Solomon Place into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Elizabeth Baldwin and the plea of trespass on the case to damages of five hundred dollars. 1 pg.

Document 184
Minutes for Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
November Court 1824
Names of defendants, plaintiffs, attorneys, jurors and judges appear on the court minutes
Minutes include case descriptions, pleas, plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, and all parties involved. 6 pgs. (both sides)

Document 185          
Case of Petty Larceny - Queens County
November 1, 1824
Isaac Seaman (Defendant)
The People v. Isaac Seaman ("a colored man")—Isaac Seaman is accused of stealing articles of clothing including shirts and a waistcoat, with the value of eight dollars. He later pleads guilty. 1 pg.

Document 186
Subpoena to Appear Before Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
1st Tuesday of June 1825
James Lent (First Judge), [M. Gown] (District Attorney)
Typed template for subpoena to appear before the Court of Common Pleas regarding, and also to determine, cases of divers felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors committed within Queens County. The document does not address who this subpoena is directed towards—no names indicted appear on the document. 1 pg.

Document 187
Subpoena to Appear Before Court of Common Pleas - Queens County
1st Tuesday of June 1825
James Lent (First Judge), [M. Gown] (District Attorney)
Typed template for subpoena to appear before the Court of Common Pleas regarding, and also to determine, cases of divers felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors committed within Queens County. The document does not address who this subpoena is directed towards—no names indicted appear on the document. 1 pg.

Document 188
Case of Trespass - Queens County
2nd Tuesday of November 1825
Thomas Cornwell (plaintiff), Morris Covert (defendant), James Lent, Samuel Sherman, B. H. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take Morris Covert into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Thomas Cornwell and the plea of trespass on the case to damages of fifty dollars. 1 pg.

Document 189
Case of Trespass - Queens County
2nd Tuesday of November 1825
Thomas Cornwell (plaintiff), Luke Covert (defendant), James Lent, Samuel Sherman, B. H. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take Luke Covert into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Thomas Cornwell and the plea of trespass on the case to damages of fifty dollars. 1 pg.

Document 190          
List of Civil Officers of Queens County
December 24, 1825
Oliver Hewlett, John L. Lott, Shas Hewlett, Daniel Mott, John Simonson, Micah Own, Siluanus Titus, David R. Floyd Jones, Jacob J. Jackson, Silas Tutus, John Seaman
List of civil officers with their specific occupation and their dates of qualification. 1 pg.

Document 191
Testimony Pertaining to Member the Company of Horse Artillery
March 12, 1827
William Philips, Edward Philips (Captain), Nathaniel Arnold (Colonel), Jacob M. Patterson (Captain)
Document acknowledges members of the Company of Horse Artillery. The first part of the document is missing, so to what it specifically pertains to, it is not known. 1 pg.
           
Document 192
Case of [----] Queens County
February 19, 1828
The Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Hempstead (plaintiff), [Millet] Bond (defendant), James Lent, Samuel Sherman, B. F. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take [Millet] Bond into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto the Overseers of the Poor and the plea that they bring forth. 1 pg.

Document 193—in same sleeve as Document 192
Jury Duty Request to the People of Queens County
[---------]
James Jackson (plaintiff), William M. Coon (defendant)
A suit between plaintiff James Jackson, and defendant William M. Coon requires a jury of lawful and property owning men to come before the inferior court of common pleas which is to be held at the courthouse in North Hempstead. This document commands that the free and independent people of Queens County put forth twelve law abiding and property owning men, that are not kin to the said parties, to make up the jury for the trial. 1 pg.

Document 194
Proclamation of the Sheriff - Queens County
February 19, 1828
Joseph Pettit, James Hegeman, David Lamberson, James C. Townsend, Charles Seaman, [Inding] Seaman
Proclamation by the Sheriff returning writs and precepts to the court involving a case between James C. Townsend and Charles Seaman. 1 pg.

Document 195
Case of Covenant Broken - Queens County
3rd Tuesday of February 1828
John Van [Levu], Nicholas Wyckoff, James Lent, Samuel Sherman, B. F. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take John Van [Levu] into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Nicholas Wyckoff in a plea of covenant broken to the damage of two hundred dollars. 1 pg.

Document 196
Case of Trespass - Queens County
3rd Tuesday of February 1828
Timothy Rhoades (plaintiff), Richard Past (defendant), James Lent, Samuel Sherman, B. F. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take Richard Past into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Timothy Rhoades and the plea of Trespass to the damage of Two Hundred and Thirty Dollars. 1 pg.

Document 197
Case of Debt - Queens County
3rd Tuesday of February 1828
Samuel Mott (plaintiff), Stephen Wood (defendant), James Lent, Samuel Sherman, B. F. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take Stephen Wood into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Samuel Mott and the plea of Debt for Six Hundred and Sixty Dollars. 1 pg.

Document 198
Case of Trespass - Queens County
3rd Tuesday of February 1828
Thomas Jones (plaintiff), Jacob Totten (defendant), James Lent, Samuel Sherman, B. F. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take Jacob Totten into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Thomas Jones and the plea of Trespass to the damage of One Hundred Forty Dollars. 1 pg.

Document 199
Case of Trespass - Queens County
June 7, 1828
David Davison (plaintiff), Edward A. Clowes (defendant), John Clowes (defendant) James Lent, Samuel Sherman (county clerk), B. F. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take David Davison into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Edward A. Clowes and John Clowes and the plea of Trespass to the damage of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars. 1 pg.

Document 200          
Case of Covenant Broken - Queens County
June 7, 1828
John W. Messenger (plaintiff), William Holmes (defendant), Mary Holmes (defendant), James Lent, Samuel Sherman (county clerk), B. H. Thompson
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take William Holmes and Mary Holmes into his custody and keep them safe, so that they may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto John W. Messenger and the plea of Covenant Broken to the damage of three thousand dollars. 1 pg.

Document 201
Case of Covenant Broken - Queens County
November 15, 1828
George Monfort, Selanus Smith, Thomas Powell, Abigal Carpenter, Samuel Sherman (county clerk), B. F. Thompson (attorney), James Lent (Witness), Samuel Mott (sheriff)
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take George Monfort into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Selanus Smith, Thomas Powell, and Abigal Carpenter to the plea of Covenant Broken for the damage of five hundred thirty dollars. 1pg.

Document 202
Case of Trespass - Queens County
November 15, 1828
Royal Aldrich, Benjamin [Lawrence], B. F. Thompson (attorney), James Lent (witness), John Simonson (Sheriff), Samuel Sherman (county clerk)
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take Royal Aldrich into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the next session of the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Benjamin [Lawrence] and a plea of Trespass to the damage of two thousand dollars. 1pg.

Document 203
Case of Trespass - Queens County
November 15, 1828
John Townsend, Absalom Wooden, James Lent (witness), B. F. Thompson (attorney), John Simonson (sheriff), Samuel Sherman (county clerk)
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take John Townsend into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the next session of the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Absalom Wooden and a plea of Trespass to the damage of two hundred and fifty dollars. 1 pg.

Document 204
Juror Request for Case of Trespass - Queens County
3rd Tuesday of February 1829
Gold Silliman (appellant), Abraham Simonson (appellee), James Hegeman (Senior Justice, witness), Samuel Sherman (clerk), Samuel Mott (Sheriff)
The command is made that on the first Tuesday of June next, twelve free and lawful men of your County, each of whom shall have, in his own name or right, or in trust for him, or in his wife’s right, a freehold, in lands, misusages, or tenements, or of rents in fee or for life, of the value of one hundred and fifty dollars, free from all reprises, debts, demands, or encumbrance whatsoever, by whom the truth of the matter may be better known, and who are in no wise of kin wither to Gold Silliman or Abraham Simonson, to make a certain jury of the County between the parties aforesaid, in a plea of Trespass because the parties between whom the controversy is, have put themselves upon that jury. It is requested that the names of the jurors and this writ be brought forth.

Document 204a
Juror List for Case Listed Above - Queens County
Samuel Mott (Sheriff), List of Potential Jurors
Juror’s names, towns, and occupations are listed on this document. Although there are no markings (other than the name of Samuel Mott) connecting this document to the case in Document 204, it was housed with the said Jurors Request and seems to belong together based on provenance. 1 pg.

Document 205
Bond on Appeal
July 18, 1829
Stephen Pine, William Prince, David C. Jarvis, Samuel Willet (Justice)
In a decision rendered by Justice of the Peace Samuel Willet, in a case between the Plaintiff, David C. Jarvis, and Defendant, Stephen Pine, it was ordered against Stephen Pine that he owes David C. Jarvis to the sum of twenty-one dollars and six cents. Stephen Pine and William Prince, both of Flushing, have now submitted an appeal on behalf of the said defendant, and are bound to owe David C. Jarvis to the sum of forty two dollars and twelve cents if the ruling goes in favor of David C. Jarvis, or the appellants fail to properly execute the appeal process. 1 pg.

Document 206
Plea of Trespass, Assault and Battery - Queens County
November 14, 1829
John Nostrand, Isaac Nostrand, Samuel Armstrong, Singleton Mitchell (Justice, witness), Samuel Sherman (clerk), B. F. Thompson (attorney)
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take John Nostrand, and Isaac Nostrand, into his custody and keep them safe, so that they may appear at the next session of the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Samuel Armstrong and a plea of Trespass, Assault and Battery to the damage of one thousand dollars. 1 pg.

Document 207
Calendar of Civil Cases - Queens County               
November 1829
Names of Apelles, appellants, and lawyers listed for each of the eight cases listed.
Calendar of civil causes noticed for trial at the Court of Common Pleas to be held at the Court House in the town of North Hempstead in and for the County of Queens, before the Judges of the same court on the second Tuesday of November 1829. 1 pg.

Document 208
Plea to File - Queens County
February 8, 1830
Jesse Ryerson, Willet Mott, Oliver Denton, [Alden] Spooner (attorney), Samuel Sherman (clerk)
Plea by attorney of Jesse Ryerson regarding conduct and agreements in prosecuting the case. 1 pg.

Document 209          
List of Constables - Queens County
April 1830
Jeremiah Waldron (Oysterbay), George Van Colt (Oysterbay), Henry Mott (Hempstead), Thomas Clowes (Hempstead), Barnadus Hendrickson (Hempstead), Richard Seaman (Hempstead), Thomas Fowler (North Hempstead), Alexander Rogers (Jamaica), Peter Nostrand (Jamaica), Henry Simonson (Jamaica), David Whaley (Jamaica), Marsh Anderson (Flushing), William B. Smith (Flushing), James H. Kalyer (Newtown)              
Names and towns of constables listed. 1 pg.

Document 210
Order for Seal To Be Procured - Queens County
Order is made that a seal be procured for this circuit and that the words "Queens County Oyer and Terminer" be included in the insignia. Document originally housed with Document 209. 1 pg.

Document 211
Plea of Trespass - Queens County
1st Tuesday of June 1830
James Herriman, Stephen W Williamson, Singleton Mitchell Esquire (First Judge, witness), John A Sott (attorney), Samuel Sherman (clerk)
It is requested that the Sheriff of the said Bailiwick take James Herriman into his custody and keep him safe, so that he may appear at the next session of the Court of Common Pleas, to be held at the Court House in North Hempstead, to answer unto Stephen W Williamson in a plea of Trespass to the damage of five hundred dollars. 1 pg.

Document 212
Resolution of the Board of Supervisors - Ruling to Pay Jurors - Queens County
November 9, 1830
Samuel Sherman Esquire, Joseph Dodge (clerk)
The board has resolved that beginning on the first day of January, all grand and petit jurors of this county shall be allowed and paid for their actual attendance at Court to the sum of fifty cents per day and three cents per mile for all necessary traveling to and from the court. 1 pg.
           
Document 212a
Resolution of the Board of Supervisors - Ruling to Pay Jurors - Queens County
November 13, 1830
Samuel Sherman Esquire, Joseph Dodge (clerk)
An exact copy (see Document 212) of the resolution regarding jurors pay is presented, although one difference noted is that traveling pay will be two cents per mile for jurors traveling to and from the court house. It is noted that this copy was to be sent to the Treasurer. 1 pg.

Document 213
Judge Edwards Order for Circuit Courts - Queens County
December 24, 1830
Judge Edwards
A proclamation fixing and appointing the times and places of holding for the several Circuit Courts and Courts of Oyer and Terminer to be held within the several Counties of the First Circuit of the State of New York for the years of 1831 and 1832. Counties listed are: The City and County of New York, Richmond, Kings, Queens, and Suffolk. 1 pg.

Document 214
Bond for Certiorari - Queens County
March 17, 1832
William Prince (Flushing), William R. Prince (Flushing), Alfred Prince (Flushing), Henry Knight, Samuel Willet (Justice)
Previous judgment made in favor of the Plaintiff for the defendants to pay to the sum of thirteen dollars is appealed for writ of certiorari. If the initial judgment is affirmed, the said William Prince, William R. Prince, and Alfred Prince will pay the same, together with all such costs incurred in pursuing the writ of certiorari. 1 pg.

Document 215
Plea of Confession of Debts - Queens County
November 9, 1846
Peter J. Hewlett, Mary Hewlett, Alexander Davidson, Amelia Davidson, Thomas D. Carman, Ann Carman, [Phibe] Denton, Oliver S. Denton
Plea of Confession on the part of Peter J. Hewlett, Mary Hewlett, Alexander Davidson, Amelia Davidson, Thomas D. Carman, Ann Carman regarding a petition filed by [Phibe] Denton, and Oliver S. Denton. 1 pg.

Unknown Dates

Document 216
Ruling on Land Dispute - Queens County
Date Unknown
Peter Titus, Jonas Denton, Joseph Denton, Lawrence Denton
In the land dispute between Peter Titus vs. Jonas Denton and others, the said parties have brought forth their issues before the court to referee the final decision regarding a certain piece of upland of about a half an acre situated on Washburns Neck in the Town of Hempstead. 5 pgs. (both sides)

Document 217
List of Grand Jurors - Queens County
Date Unknown
Richard Thorne, Philip Allen, Benjamin Woolley, Stephen Hewlett, Joseph Clowes, Israel Smith, Jacob Van Nostrand, John Van Nostrand, Stephen Lawrence, John Houlhride, John Remson, Ram Hardenberg, Siluenus Townsend, David Valentine, Jacob Kashow, Joseph Satter, John Walters, Philip Youngs, Isaac Latter, Cornelius Remson, David Jones, James Denton, Derick Covert, Benjamin Treadwell
Names, towns, and occupations of Grand Jurors listed for Courthouse in North Hempstead. 1 pg.

Document 218
Special Bail - Queens County
Date Unknown
David Sammis, [----] Roe, John Mott, Prior Townsend
John Mott of Hempstead in Queens—Special Bail—and John Doe of the same place. The document seems to be a partial of a larger issue. 1 pg.

Document  219
Letter Regarding Case Between William Smith v. [Ernest] Hicks - Queens County
Date Unknown
A. Skinner, William Smith, [Ernest] Hicks, Samuel Sherman Esquire (clerk)    
Letter written by A. Skinner regarding case. On back of the document is a correction made by Samuel Sherman noting that the case was listed in May Court instead of June Court and that a correction has been made. 1 pg.

Document 220
Minutes of Testimony - Queens County
Date Unknown
Robert Davison, Richard Hendrickson, Thomas C. Pinkney (arbitrator), B. F. Thompson (arbitrator), John Foster, Uriah Hendrickson, Hendrick Burtis, Abraham Burtis, Peter Hendrickson, John Burtis, Benjamin Rhodes, John Van Nostrand, Peter Remson, Oliver Hendrickson
In the matter of arbitration between Robert Davison and Richard Hendrickson: Individuals provide written testimony regarding the issue of contention, which involves a fence line. Small snippet of paper is attached with the minutes of testimony regarding the amount of damages in question. 2 pgs. (both sides)

Document 221
A List of the Names of the Judges and Justices Qualified to Their Respective Offices - Queens County        
Date Unknown
Benjamin Coe, John Schenck, Samuel Clouse, Prior Townsend, Abraham Ditmas, Richard Valentine, Siluenus Bedell, Stephen Frost, Charles Roach, Benjamin Everit, William Ludlum, Jonah Hallet, John H. Smith, Elbert Hegeman, John M. Smith, William Mott, Richard Jackson, Samuel [Pelletreau], Stephen Carman, John Mott, Justus Stores—Coroners: Whitehead Cornell, James Lefferts, Thomas Thorne [Sele]
List of Judges, Associate Justices, and Coroners. 1 pg.

Document 222
List of Fees for Court Case - Queens County
Date Unknown. 1 pg.

Document 223
Copy of Panel of Jurors - Queens County
Date Unknown
Thomas Jackson (plaintiff), Townsend Jackson (plaintiff), Henry Prior (defendant), Daniel Lawrence, Nathaniel Moore, David Titus, Robert Furman, John Rushmore, Samuel Carman, John B. Hicks, William Titus, Siluenus Smith, David Allen, George Hewlett, Thomas Tredwell, John Kissam, Obadiah Townsend, Walker Lyon, Oliver Hewlett, Jacob Rapeleye
In the case of Thomas Jackson and Townsend Jackson vs. Henry Prior, a list of potential jurors is provided. Names, towns of residence, and occupation listed for each juror. 1 pg.

Document 224
List of Grand Jurors - Queens County
Date Unknown
David H. Jones, John Schenck, Samuel Williams, Obediah Townsend, John Robins, William H. Jones, Andres Bogart, Samuel Willet, Benahmin W. Stongs, Curtis Peck, John Silby, William Lawrence, Isack Rapylea Junior, George Kowenhaven, Samuel Penfold, Nathaniel Seaman, Tredwell Seaman, William Pine, Daniel Bedell, Richard Hendrickson, Daniel Smith, Luke Covert, George Johnson, Samuel Mott (Sheriff)
List of grand jurors signed by Sheriff Samuel Mott. 1 pg.

Document 225
Partition of Land - Queens County
Date Unknown
Israel Abrams, Daniel Abrams, Samuel Abrams, Daniel Abrams, David Abrams, Moses Abrams      
Land Partition/Dispute between members of the Abrams family. 1 pg.