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MINUTES 



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THE COMMON COUNCIL 



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CITY OF NEW YORK 



1675-1776 



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VOLUME III 



PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE 
CITY OF NEW YORK 



NEW YORK 

DODD, MEAD AND COHPANY 

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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



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THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



February i, 171 2, to November 8, 1729 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[228] 



Att a Common G)tmcil held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
first day of f56 Anno DoIH 171 1 [-12] 



Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
May Bickley ESq^ Recorder 
William Smith 
Edward Blagge 
Walter Thong 
samuell Bayard 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Brevort 
Bartholemew Le Roux 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Albert Clock 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Reade 



ESq" Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



Ordered Nemine Contra dicente that the Mayor Issue his 
N®38 Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to M' Johannes Jansen or 
Order the sum of five pounds two Shilings and three pence 
Current Money of New York out of the Six hundred pound Tax 
being for the like sum by him disburst for the Repairs of the great and 
little Bridges in the Months of June July August and Sep'^T last as 
Appears by his Ace! which is Audited and Allowed. 

Whereas M^ Robert Lurting late Treasurer of this City in the 
Month of October last was served with an Order of this Court to de- 
liver to the present Treasurer all such sum and sums of Money Books 



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a MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Papers Bonds writings and Ace** whatsoever which are in his hands 
belonging to this Corporation whose Receipt to him Should be A suffi- 
cient Warrant and discharge for so doing, and Whereas the said Robert 
Lurting hath hitherto Neglected to Comply with the said Order, it is 
therefore hereby further Order'd that unless the said Robert Lurting 
do perform the said Order within the Space of fourteen days Now Next 
Ensueing that his Bond for the due performance of his Office of Cham- 
berlain or Treasurer be put in suit & that he be forthwith served with 
A Copy of this Order. 

[229] Ordered that M^ Recorder Alderman Smith Alderman Blagge 
Mf Depeyster and M^ Reade or any three of them be A Committee to 
discover what Incroachments are made on the Lands belonging to this 
Corporation and to Consider what are the best Methods to Obtain the 
same and to put up such Advertisements as they Shall think proper 
Relating thereunto and make Report. of their Procedings herein with 
all Convenient Expedition. 



City of ) «« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

7^ day of March Anno Dom 171 1 [-12] 

Present Caleb Heathcotc ESq'' Mayor 
May Bickley ESq^ Recorder 
William Smith 
Edward Blagge 
Walter Thong 
samuell Bayard 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Cornelius Depeyster 
John Brevoort 
Albert Clock 
John Reade 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Established and Published and Order'd 
to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof (Viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 
Concerning Strangers 



•ESq" Aldermen 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 3 

None to keep publick houses without Lysence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acd of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 
[230] Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 

Law ag! firing Guns in the Streets. &c : 

Law ag! Killing Cattle any where but at the Slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law Imposing A Fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law agt digging holes or Cutting Sodds on the Commons 

Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrates Ac: 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting the Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys in the City of New 
York. 

Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of the 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in every Month. 

Law for Appointing A Markett place in the broad Street. 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

The Petition of John Wood praying A Lease of two Acres of Land 
to the North of his house at the Bowry being Read and M^ Alderman 



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4 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Blagge laying Claim to the Said Land, it is therefore Orderd that the 
Consideration of the Said Petitioner be Refer'd till the Committee for 
Inspecting the Incroachments on the City Lands be made 

Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to [pay to] Thomas Evans Bricklayer or 

39 Order the sum of one pound Eighteen shilings and 
Warrant Issued Nine pence Currt Money of New York being for 

Materialls and work by him done at the ferry house 
in November last as Appears by his Ace* which is Audited and Allowed. 

[231] Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N® the Treasurer to pay to Teunis Tiebout Carpenter or 

40 Order the sum of Sixteen Shilings and six pence 
Warrant Issued Currt Money of New York it being for Materialls 

and work by him done at the ferry house in Novem- 
ber last as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Capt Symes one of the Lessees of the Dock Appeared before this 
Court and proposed to Surrender the Lease thereof on Certain Condi- 
tions assoon as he Could have an Answer from M^^ Denne the Other 
Lessee and prayed that in the mean time the Issue agt them at the 
Suit of this Corporation in an Action of Covenant to be tryed this Next 
Term be put of till June Term following in Order to an Accomodation, 
it is therefore hereby Ordered that the said Tryal be put of till June 
Term and no longer on any pretence whatsoever the Lessees paying the 
Cost of this Term Ensueing and Ordered that Alderman Thong Alder- 
man Bayard M^ Depeyster and Mf Reade or any three of them be A 
Committee to Receive the proposals of the Said Lessees and to Report 
their Opinion on the same with all Convenient Expedition and also to 
Inspect in what Condition the Dock and Wharfs are in and on what 
Terms the same may be again demised most beneficial to the publick 

Ordered that Alderman Thong Imploy Labourers for Clearing and 
Levelling the Street by the weigh house of the soyl and Dirt that lyes 
therein for the better Conveniency of Shiping off and landing Goods 
and Merchandize. 

Memorandum March ye: 28**^ 171 2 the Mayor Issued his 

N<* Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to Ariantie Douw Widdow or 

41 Order the sum of two pounds fifteen shilings Current Money of 

New York in full of A Quarter of a years sallary as scavenger 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 5 

of the broad Street due and Ending the 11*^ Instant by vertue of an 
Order of Common Council made the 12*** of September 1710 



Att A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
22^ day of May Anno Dolff 171 2 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq'' Mayor 
May Bickley ESq^ Recorder 
[232] William Smith 

Edward Blagge 
samuell Bayard 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Bartholemew Le Roux ^ 
Albert Clock L Assistants 

Anthony Rutgers J 

Ordered A Bonfire be made to Morrow at the Charge of this Corpo- 
ration with such quantity of wine as hath been usual on the like Occa- 
sion it being the Anniversary day of ther Majts Coronation and that 
the Treasurer do provide the same. 



ESq" Aldermen 



City of ) «« Att A Common Council held at the 

New York\ City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 

28*** day of May Anno EioHI 1712 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq** Mayor 
May Bickley ESq*" Recorder 
William smith "^ 

samuell Bayard s. ESq'* Aldermen 

Abraham Wendell J 

Bartholemew Le Roux '1 
John Reade L Assistants 

Anthony Rutgers J 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Assistant of the south 
Ward to Cause the Inhabitants of the said Ward to Elect on Saturday 
Next A sufficient Person to serve in the Office of Alderman of the said 
Ward untill the fourteenth day of October Next. M^^ Thong the 
Present Alderman being gone on A Voyage to Madeira &c : 



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6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N®42 Treasurer to pay to William Richardson Amout 

Warrant Issued Hendrickse Dirck Cook & Richard Davis late Bell* 
men of this City the sum of twenty six pounds Cur- 
rent Money of New York which with ten pounds they have already 
Received is in full of their sallary as Bellmen of this City due & Ending 
the first of April last. 

[233] Ordered that Alderman Wendell be Added to the Committee to 
Receive the proposals of the Lessees of the Dock made the 7**" of March 
last &c : 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of 

43 this City or Order the sum of ten pounds Curri 

Warrant Issued Money of New York being for half A years sallary 

due & Ending the 14*^ of April last. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 44 Treasurer to pay to Benjamin Barnes Marshall of 

Warrant Issued this City or Order the sum of Six pounds twelve 
shilings and six pence Currt Money of New York it 
being for half A years sallary due and Ending the 14*** day of April 
last four Journeys to Harlem A Table & Racks for the Watch house 
and A bench in the Court Room as Appears by his Acct which is 
allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*'45 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard Treasurer of 

Warrant Issued this City or Order the sum of the sum of twelve 
pounds three shilings & seauen pence half penny Cur- 
rent Money of New York being Money by him Expended by Order of 
Common Council for two Bonfires &c: on the 5*^ of November and 
on the 23^ of April last as Appears by two Ace** thereof which are 
Audited & Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ 46 Treasurer to pay to M^ Walter Thong or Order the 

Warrant Issued sum of one pound Eighteen Shilings and two pence 
Current Money of New York being for seaventeen 
days work of A slave for Clearing and Levelling the Street by the 
weigh house by Order of Common Council as Appears by his Ace* 
Audited in Common Council which is Allowed. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 7 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Established and Published and Ordbr'd 
to be Continue and Remain in full force & Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof (Viz*) 

For the Oservation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 
[234] None to keep publick houses without Lycense 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Market 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon SunMnons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 

Law ag! firing Guns in the Streets Ac- 
Law ag'. Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law Imposing A Fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen Not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law agt digging holes or Cutting Sodds on the Commons 

Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates &c: 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys in the City of New 
York 

Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of ye: 
Cityof N: York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month 

Law for Appointing A Market place in the broad Street 



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A Law Appointing A place for the More Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 



[235] City of )^,^, Att a Common Council held at the 

New YorkJ City Hall of the said City on fryday the 

13*"* day of June Anno DolH 1712. 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq' Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
William Smith 
samuell Bayard 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Bartholemew Le Roux 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Albert Clock 
John Reade 



ESq" Aldermen 



>* Assistants. 



The following Commission was read and Order'd to be Entred 
and. the Recorder took his place Accordingly. 

Anne by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland 
Queen Defender of the faith &c : To our trusty and well beloved David 
Jamison ESq'^ Greeting. Wee Reposing Especial trust and Confidence 
in your Loyalty Prudence Integrity and Ability Have Given and 
Granted and by these presents do Give and Grant unto You the said 
David Jamison the Office of Recorder of our City of New York in 
America in the Room and Stead of May Bickley ESq'^. To Have and 
TO Hold Exercise and Enjoy tlie said Office of Recorder of our said 
City of New York unto you the said David Jamison for and during 
our pleasure together with all and singular Fees Perquisites Powers 
Preheminencies Proffitts and Advantages whatsoever to the said Office 
belonging or in any wise Appertaining and wee do by these presents 
declare our former Commission power and Authority to the said May 
Bickley to be Recorder of our S4 City of New York to be from hence- 
forth null and Void to all Intents Constructions and purposes what- 
soever In Testimony whereof wee have Caused the g^eat seal of our 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 9 

said Province of New York to be hereunto Affixed. Wittness our 
trusty and well beloved Robert Hunter ESq'^ our Capt General and 
Govemour in Chief of our Provinces of New York New Jersey and 
Territories thereon depending in America and Vice Admiral of the 
same &c: at our fort in New York the tenth day of June in the 
Eleaventh year of our Reign. 

[236] The Committee for Receiving the Proposals of the Lessees of 
the Dock Report in hac Verba (Viz*) 

In Pursuance of the within Order wee have heard and Debated the 
proposals of Lancaster S)nmes in behalf of himself and Christopher 
Denne Concerning the surrender of the Dock and having duely weighed 
and Considered all the Circumstances of the same wee are of Opinion 
that the said symes may Receive all the profitts of the Docks and slips 
as usual untill the first day of November Next and the suit agJ them 
be withdrawn paying the Citty Cost of Court, and upon this further 
Condition that the said Lancaster symes and Christopher Denne do well 
& sufficiently Repair the Breaches of the Wharfs made in the late 
Storm with Stockadoes Cover the same first with Stone then with 
Mudd or sand and bind the same with Wall Plates and pay unto the 
City the sum of twenty pounds in full Satisfaction of all Dues and de- 
mands to that time and the Lease of the Dock so lett to the said Lan- 
caster symes and Christopher Denne to Determine Giving his bond in 
two hundred pounds that the said Dock shall on the first day of Novem- 
ber Next Ensueing Aforesaid be in A good & sufficient Repair to the 
liking of the Corporation or so many of them as shall be Appointed for 

that end &c: au ixr j n 

Abra Wendell 

Jn® Reade 

C D Peyster 

which Report is by this Court Confirmed and Approved. 

The Committee for Auditing the Publick Acc*» Report Viz*, wee 
underwritten Auditors of the City Acc*» have Examined the Cash Acct 
of Robert Lurting late Treasurer from the 14*^ of October 17 10 to the 
14*^ of October 1711 with the Vouchers produced for the discharge 
thereof and are of Opinion that said Lurting Ought to have A War- 
rant Granted him for sundry Charges as ^ his Acct Amounting to 
twenty two pounds twelve shilings and five pence which being Obtained 
and Endorssed by him to have been discounted on his Ace*, then there 



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will Remain due from him to the City the sum of one hundred and six- 
teen pounds Nineteen Shilings Current Money of New York which 

is humbly submitted 

sam^ Bayard 

New York May 28^ 1712 Abra: Wendell 

Jn? Reade 



[237] The Committee for Auditing the Publick Acc^ Report (Viz*) 
Wee underwritten Auditors of the City Accounts have Examined the 
above Acd of Robert Lurting late Treasurer of this City of the first 
payment of the six hundred pound Tax with the Vouchers produced by 
him for discharge thereof and find Remaining in his hands Ninety 
seaven pounds thirteen shilings and seaven pence which is submitted 

sam' Bayard 
Abra: Wendell 
JH? Reade. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to Robert Lurting late Treasurer 

47 of this City or Order the sum of twenty two pounds 
Warrant Issued twelve shilings and five pence Current Money of 

New York it being Money by him disburst during 
his being Treasurer for several Bonfires, Chairs ft A Table for the 
Common Council Room and Taxes of the ferry as Appears by his 
Ace! which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered that the Treasurer forthwith pay to Colt Abraham D: 
Peyster in discharge of the Mortgage of the ferry the sum of one 
himdred and sixteen pounds Nineteen Shilings which is in the hands of 
Robert Lurting late Treasurer of this City as Appears by his Cash 
Ace! 

Memorandum June 14*** 1712 the Mayor Issued 
N<» his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to Ariantie 

48 Douw Widdow or Order the sum of two pounds 
Warrant Issued fifteen Shilings Curri Money of New York in full of 

A Quarter of A Years sallary as Scavenger of the 
broad Street due and Ending the ii**» Instant by Vertue of an Order 
of Common Council made 12*** Sep^' 1710 



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[238] City of )gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday ye: 

17^ day of June Anno DolH 1712 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq*^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
William Smith 

Jacobus Kip ^ESq" Aldermen 

Abraham Wendell 
Barth: Le Roux 






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Anthony Rutgers 

Albert Qock 

John Reade 

The Assistant of the South Ward having made Return that Mr 
Johannes Jansen is Elected into the CWfice of Alderman of the said 
Ward by the Plurality of Voices of the Inhabitants of the same. The 
Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths 
of AUeigance and supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath were this 
day Administred unto the said M^ Jansen Alderman of the said south 
Ward who was then also sworn to the due Execution of his Office and 
Accordingly tooke his place. 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Fryday the 
i8*^ day of July Anno DoHT 1712 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen ^ 

samuell Bayard 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 



>. ESq" Aldermen 



Bartholemew Le Roux "^ 



>* Assistants 



Cornelius De Peyster 

Albert Clock 

John Reade 

Ordered that M'^ Recorder Alderman Blagge Alderman smith M^ 
Depeyster and M' Reade or any three of them be a Committee to dis- 
cover what Incroachments are made on the Lands belonging to this 
Corporation and to Consider of the best Methods to Obtain [239] the 
same and to publish such Advertisements as they shall think proper 
Relating thereunto and make Report to this Court of their proceedings 
herein with all Convenient Expedition. 



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Itt is Agreed by this Cburt that John Cromp be scavenger of the 
broad Street of this City from the Cross Street that runs from the 
broad way to the Dutch Church to the Dock and that he be Allowed A 
sallary of ten pounds ^ Annum to Commence this day and that the 
Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer to pay the same quarterly 
as it becomes due, he the said John Cromp duely performing that Office. 

Ordered that the Wall and Wall Plates of the south end of the 
broad Street fronting the Dock be forthwith put in good Repair and A 
pair of Stairs not Exceeding the Value of fifteen shilings, That the 
soyl Dirt and Dunghill at the West end of the Dock be Levelled and that 
Alderman Jansen and M*" Depeyster do take Care to see the same per- 
formed and that the Charge thereof be paid out of the six hundred 
pound Tax. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N°49 urer to pay to samuell Bayard Treasurer of this City 

Warr* Issued five pounds twelve shilings and three pence it being 

Money by him paid for Taxes of the ferry house and 

for Nails Boards Workmen &c: for Mending the Guard Room as 

Appears by his Acct and Vouchers which is Allowed 

Ordered that unless Capt symes perform his Agreement with this 
Corporation on or before this day week that the Action agt him Con- 
tinue any former Order to the Contrary Notwithstanding. 



[240] Att a Common Council held at the 

City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
26*1* day of August Anno DoHT 17 12 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq'^ Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
samuell Bayard 
Abraham Wendell 
Bartholemew Le Roux 
Cornelius Depeyster 
John Reade 



ESq" Aldermen 



V Assistants 

Ordered Ncminc Contra dicente the Mayor Issue 
his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay out of the Six 
himdred pound Tax unto Alderman Johannes Jan- 
sen or Order the sum of seaven pounds twelve Shil- 
ings and seaven pence half penny Currt Money of New York it being 



No 50 
Warrant Issued 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 13 

for Repairing the south end of the broad Street fronting the Dock &c : 
and Levelling the Dunghill by the Great Bridge as Appears by his Acd 
which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 51 Treasurer to pay to Samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this City the sum of one hundred and sixteen 
pounds Nineteen Shilings Current Money of New 
York being Money by him paid to Colt Abraham D: Peyster in dis- 
charge of the Mortgage of the ferry by Order of Common Council made 
the 13*^ day of June last past as Appears by Receipt under the hand of 
Colt Depeyster 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq'" Treasurer 

52 of this City the sum of five pounds two shilings and 

Warrant Issued three pence Currt Money of New York being Money 

by him paid to M'^ Robert Lurting late Treasurer of 

this City for his Commissions due to him as Treasurer of this City upon 

the payment of the Ballance of his Ace*? as Appears by Receipts of Said 

M'^ Lurting 

[241] The Following Laws Orders & Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Established and published and Ordered 
to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof (Viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycense 

surveyors of the City 

to Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Ace* of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and slips 

Law agl firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law ag^ Killing Cattle any where but at the sloughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the sloughter houses 



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14 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Law Imposing A Fine upon such as refuse to Watch. 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine prohibited to Run at large 

Law agi digging holes or Cutting sodds on the Commons 

Law for Preventing frauds in firewood. 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates ftc : 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain. 

Gaugers Packers and Cullers. 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys in the City of New York 

Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of ye : 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first f ryday in Every Month. 

Law for Appointing A Markett place in the broad street 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship. 

[242] City of ) ^^ Att a Meeting of the Recorder Alder- 

New York^ men and Assistants at the City Hall of the 

said City on Munday ye : 29^ day of Sep'^^ 
Anno DoHI 1712 

Present David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 
samuell Bayard 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Cornelius D : Peyster ) . . ^ ^ 

Albert Clock J Assistants 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen of 
each Respective Ward of this City for the Electing this day one Alder- 



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man one Assistant two Assessors one Collector and one petty Constable 
in the five Wards on the south side of the fresh water and one Alder- 
man one Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two petty Constables 
and four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward of the said City for 
the Bowry ft Harlem Divisions of said Ward to serve in their Re- 
spective Offices for the year Ensudng According to the usage Laws and 
Ordinances of the said City and Accordingly the same day Return was 
made thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon to the Office of Town 
Clerk under the hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen According 
to the Tenor of the aforesaid Warrants as foUoweth (Viz*) 



East Ward 



Westward 

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North Ward 



south Ward ^ 



Dock Ward J 



Abraham Wendell 

John Reade 

Anthony Lynch 

samuell Phillips 

John Elsworth 
^ John Dunlap 
^William Smith 

Bartholemew Le Roux 

Cornelius Clopper 

Abraham Mesier 

John Smith 

Thomas Jamison 

Jacobus Kip 

Anthony Rutgers 

Anthony Maerschalck 

Abraham Kip 

Barent De Kleyn 

John King 

Johannes Jansen 

Cornelius De Peyster 

Phillip Schuyler 

Johannes Van Vorst 

Garrett Viele 

Andrew Qarke 

John Cruger 

Albert Clock 

OlofF Teller 

Johannes Hardenbrooke 

John White 
^Joseph Berry 



Alderman 
Assistant 

K Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 



. Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

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Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

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^Edward Blagge 


Alderman 






John Brevort 


Assistant 




F^olkert Van Hoese 


Assessor 






Jacob sammon 


Collector 


for ye : 




Elias Allbody 


Constable 


> Bowry 


Out Ward ^ 


Hendrick Brevort 
Jacob Cowenhoven 


Surveyors of 
\ Highways 


Division 




samuell Waldron 


Assessor "^ 






zachariah syckells 


Collector 


for 




John Nagel 


Constable 


>. Harlem 




Hendrick Oblinis 


' Surveyors of 
Highways 


Division 




^John Dyckman 




His Excellency the Govemour by and with the Advice and Consent 


of the Council was this day pleased 1 


to Appoint Caleb Heathcote ESq^ 


to be Mayor of this City for the year 


Ensueing & Francis Harison ESq^ 


Sheriflf of the said City and County. 







The Mayor of this City being Confin'd to his bed by reason of A 
great fitt of sickness this board Cannot proceed to the Election of A 
Chamberlain or the Nomination of an high Constable 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 
22^ day of October Anno DoHT 171 2 



Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 
samuell Bayard 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Bartholemew Le Roux 
Cornelius D: Peyster 
Anthony Rutgers 
Albert Clock 
John Reade 



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Samuell Bayard ESq^" (Nemine Contra dicente) is Elected Treas- 
urer of this City for the year Ensueing. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 17. 

The Mayor hath Appointed Robert Drummond high Constable of 
this City for the year Ensueing 

The fourteenth day of this Instant Month of October being the 
Anniversary of Swearing the Mayor Aldermen Assistants and Other 
Officers of this Corporation Could not be solemnized by Reason the 
Mayor was Confin'd in the Country by a fitt of sickness and not in A> 
Capacity to Travel who being since Restored to his health the said: 
Mayor Attended by the Aldermen Sheriff Assistants Constables and' 
Other Officers of this Corporation According to the usual formality ' 
Marched from the City Hall to her Majesties Garison fort Anne and: 
waited upon his ExcelT the Governour in Council where the said Caleb 
Heathcote ESqf was Sworn Mayor and Francis Harison ESqf Sheriff 
of this City for the year Ensueing and also at the same time the 
said Caleb Heathcote David Jamison William Smith Johannes Jan-^ 
sen Jacobus Kip Abraham Wendell and John Cruger ESq^ were 
sworn Justices of the peace of the City & County of New York and' 
his Excellency the Governour delivered unto the Aforesaid Mayor 
sheriff and Justices their Respective Commissions Accordingly where- 
upon His Excellency the Governour and Council and the said Mayor 
attended as aforesaid went from thence to Trinity Church where 
(after Divine service) A sermon was preached to this Corporation by 
the Reverend M*" William Vesey Rector of the said Church which: 
ended the Mayor Attended as aforesaid proceeded to the City Hall 
where after the Ringing of three Bells the Mayors [243] Commission* 
was published and then the Mayor &c : Repaired to the Common Coun- 
cil Chamber and the Mayor having Resumed the Chair the Usual' 
Oaths Appointed by Law were Administred unto William smith Alder- 
man of the West Ward Johannes Jansen Alderman of the south Ward' 
Jacobus Kip Alderman of the North Ward Abraham Wendell Alder- 
man of the East Ward and John Cruger Alderman of the Dock Ward 
Bartholemew Le Roux Assistant of the West Ward Cornelius D: 
Peyster Assistant of the south Ward Anthony Rutgers Assistant of 
the North Ward Albert Clock Assistant of the Dock Ward and Joha 
Reade Assistant of the East Ward who tooke their places Accordingly. 

Robert. Drummond was also sworn high Constable of this City 
for the year Ensueing. and the Oath of A Petty Constable was also^ 
Administred unto Joseph Berry Constable of the Dock Ward and 
Thomas Jamison Constable of the West Ward and Received the Staffs? 
from the old Constables who were discharged 

The Alderman and Assistant of the Out Ward did not Appear nor 
the Constables of the South, East North & Out Ward 
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i8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

John King who was Elected Constable of the North Ward is will- 
ing to pay his fine Rather than serve in that Office Order'd y* Mayor 
Issue his Warrant to Alderman Kip of the same Ward for the Elect- 
ing Another fitt person on fryday Next to serve in the said Office for 
the year Ensueing. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
25*? day of October Anno Dolil 171 2 



Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 

William smith 

Johannes Jansen ^ESq" Aldermen 

J I Jacobus Kip 

'"■ Cornelius Depeyster 

Bartholemew Le Roux 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Reade 



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[244] The Alderman of the North Ward Returned that Francis 
Cowenhoven is Elected to serve in the Office of Constable of the said 
Ward for the year Ensueing. 

Francis Cowenhoven Constable of the North Ward Elias AUbody 
Constable of the Bowry and John Nagel Constable of Harlem were 
this day sworn to the due Execution of their Offices 

The Assessors of this City were also sworn this day for the Assess- 
ing the last payment of the four thousand pound Tax Pursuant to the 
directions of an Act of Greneral Assembly of this Colony Entituled an 
Act for Levying four thousand pounds 

M'" Andrew Clarke who was lately Elected Constable of the south 
Ward personally Appeared before this Court and Acquainted them 
that he Could not serve in that Office by reason he was Imployed by 
the Receiver General of this Colony in Collecting her Majesties quitt 
Rents, it is therefore Order'd that the said Andrew Clarke do pay the 
fine for his said Refusal and that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Alderman of the said Ward to Elect Another fitt person on Tuesday 
Next to serve in the said Office for the year Ensueing 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 19 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<*53 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of Eleaven pounds 

four Shilings Current Money of New York it being 

for half A years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant and 

for pen Ink and paper for one year due and Ending the same time. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* 54 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of two pounds twelve shilings and Nine 
pence Current Money of New York it being Money 
by him disburst for Carpenters and smiths work for making windows 
for the Gaol of this City as Appears by his Acc^ which is Audited in 
Common Council and Allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger M^ Reade and M^ 
Depeyster or any three of them be A Committee to Audit all the 
publick Ace*? of this Corporation and also that they Audit the Treas- 
urers books and Ace** with all Convenient Expedition. 
[245] Ordered that Alderman Jansen imploy A Carpenter to Repair 
the Inside of the wharfe Crossing the Dock from th'e Custom house 
and labourers to Levy [level] the Dunghills on the West side of the said 
Dock. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*> 55 Treasurer to pay to tfie Reverend M*^ William Vesey 

Warrant Issued the sum of five pounds Current Money of New York 

it being for preaching to this Corporation on ye: 

22? Instant on which day the Mayor Aldermen Assistants and Otfier 

Officers of this Corporation were sworn. 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 
first day of November Anno D0ITT 17 12 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 

Bartholemew Le Roux ^ 
Albert Clock y Assistants. 

Anthony Rutgers J 



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ao MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Committee for Agreeing with the Bellmen 
N° 56 Report that they have Agreed with James Welch 

Warrant Issued Robert Campbell Jockham Rawlifson Richard Davis 
for 16 — o — o Edward Davis and Roeliff Roelifson to be the Bell- 
men of this City from this day to the first day of 
April Next for the sum of fifty one pounds Current Money of New 
York this Corporation Supplying them with A Lanthorn and A. Couple 
of two hour glasses and paying them in hand sixteen pounds and the 
Remainder when the service is performed which Report is Approved 
and Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay the 
said sixteen pounds Accordingly and that the said Treasurer purchase 
the said glasses. 

[246] Ordered that M'" Boelen and M^ Tarpy have Liberty to Levell 
A part of the Street Called broadway between M"^ Delanceys house and 
the Well towards Spring Garden in such Manner as the Alderman and 
Assistant of the said Ward Shall direct. 

Memorand. the Mayor Issued A Warrant to the 
jfo 57 Treasurer to pay to John Cromp Scavenger of the 

Warrant Issued broad Street two pounds ten Shilings Current 
Money of New York for one Quarters Sallary due 
and Ending the 17*** of September last Pursuant to an Order of Com- 
mon Council made the 17*!? day of June last. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
4*^ day of November Anno DonT 171 2 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 

William Smith "^ 

Johannes Jansen vESq" Aldermen 

John Cruger J 

Bartholemevv Le Roux S 

Albert Clock L Assistants. 

Anthony Rutgers J 

Cornelius Clopper who was lately Elected Constable of the south 
Ward Refusing to serve in that Office & being willing to pay his 
fine, it is Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman 
of that Ward for the Electing A Constable for the same Ward on 
Munday Next. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK ai 

City of ) «« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Saturday ye : 

22^ day of November Anno Dolil 1712 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

William Smith 

Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 
[247] Bartholemew Le Roux 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Albert Clock 

Anthony Rutgers 
Upon Application of Huybert Vandenbergh one of the Carmen of 
this City that by reason of his Indisposition and Infirmities of body he 
is not able to walk and drive his Cart pursuant to A Law of this Cor- 
poration in that Case made and provided and humbly prays leave to 
Ride in his Cart in the Streets of this City in Order for the Maintain- 
ance of himself and family. It is therefore Order'd that the said 
Huybert Vandenbergh be and he is hereby permitted to Ride in his 
Cart in the Streets of this City provided he at no time Ride faster than 
A foot pace any Law of this Corporation to the Contrary Notwith- 
standing. 

The Committee for Auditing the publick Ace*" Report in haec 
Verba (Viz*) Pursuant to an Order of Common Council to us directed 
to Audit the Ace** of samuell Bayard Present Treasurer from the four- 
teenth of October 171 1 to the 14*^ of October 1712 in Pursuance there- 
unto wee Audited the Cash Ace* of Said Bayard and find in his hands 
of the City Cash on the 14*^ of October last the sum of thirty four 
pounds Eighteen shilings and A penny, and in Pursuance of the above 
Mentioned Order wee have likewise Audited the Cash Acct of the 
600" Tax in the said Treasurers hands and find their Remains in his 
hands on the aforesaid 14*^ day of October of Said six hundred pound 
Tax the sum of Eighty four pounds twelve shilings all which is 
submitted by Jacobus Kip 

New York Nov»>r 6^ 1712 ri^T.^"!^^^ 

^ Jn? Reade 

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22 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Wee underwritten the Committee of Ace** have Audited the AccJ 
of Jacobus Van Cortlandt late Mayor of this City and find that he 
Received during his Mayorality for fines and Lysences the sum of 
seventy six pounds one shiling and ten pence half penny which sum 
said Cortlandt has paid unto Robert Lurting the then Treasurer and 
for which said Treasurer has Accounted for in his Acct. with the 
City which is submitted Jacobus Kip 

New York Nov^r 6'^ 1712 J^J^^L ^"^^^^ 

^ Jn? Reade 

which Report is Approved and Ordered to be Entred Accordingly 

[248] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° 58 Treasurer to pay to M^ Gabriel Ludlow Gierke of 

Warrant Issued the Assembly of this Colony or Order the sum of 

three pounds ten shilings and six pence Gurrent 
Money of New York it being for fee due to him from this Corporation 
as Appears by his Ace* which is Audited and Allowed. 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Gorporation 
were this day made Ordained Established and published and Order'd 
to be Continue and Remain in full force & Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof (Viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lysence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of bread to be Established every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acci of their passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and GuUers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock & Slips 

Law ag! firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law agi Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 

Gattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law Imposing A fine upon such as refuse to Watch 

Law for Gleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 23 

Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine prohibited to Run at large 

Law agt digging holes or Cutting sodds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates &c : 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys in the City of New York 

Law prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Dowry Division 

Law for Removing the posts out of the Streets of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of the 

City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month 

Law for Appointing A Market place in the broad Street 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 

Slaves 

A Law for increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

[249] City of ) <.« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York\ City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

25*? day of November Anno DoW 1712 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq'^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge „^ ^ , , 

Jacobus Kip |.ESq" Aldermen 

Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Bartholemew Le Roux 
Albert Clock 
John Reade 



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This Court being fully satisfied that M^ Robert Lurting late Treas- 
urer of this Corporation hath fully accompted and deliver'd to the 



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.24 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

piesent Treasurer all the Books Papers and Accts in his hands belong- 
ing to this Corporation it is therefore Order'd that he be Released from 
the said Office and that the Mayor Execute the same under the seal 
of this Corporation, and also that the present Treasurer deliver up unto 
liim his Bond which he gave for the due performance of his Office 

Ordered that the Treasurer Charge the Ballance of the six hun- 
dred pound Tax in his hands to this Citys Acrf 

The Treasurer having produced to this Court A List of several 
Debts due to this Corporation Some by Specialties and Others by Ball- 
ance of Accts Stated. Order'd that the said Treasurer in the Name of 
this Corporation demand the said debts and that if the said Debtors or 
any of them do refuse or delay to pay the same that then the Recorder 
of this City do prosecute them at Law therefore and that the Treasurer 
do deliver to the Recorder all such Bonds Bills Ace*' and Papers as 
may be Nessessary thereunto. 

The Treasurer having also presented to this Court A list of several 
Persons who are supposed to be indebted to this Corporation whose 
Acc*» are not yett Audited & stated it is therefore hereby Ordered that 
the Committee of this Court Appointed to Audit the publick Acc*^ of 
this Corporation do Audit and State the same and make Report thereof 
with all Convenient Expedition 

[250] Ordered that the Ferry of this Corporation between Nassaw 
Island and this City with the New ferry House Old house Barn pen & 
all and singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging scituate on 
Nassaw Island be Lett to Farm by publick Outcry or Vendue on the 
seventeenth day of December Next Ensueing for the Term of five 
years to Commence from the 25*? day of March Next Ensueing the 
date hereof, and it is hereby further Ordered that the Mayor or Re- 
corder Alderman smith Alderman Jansen Alderman Cruger M'^ 
Depeyster M'" Reade and M*" Clock or any five of them and as many 
more of the Members of this Court as will be present be A Commit- 
tee to Lett the same at the house of Richard Harris at the hour of two 
in the Afternoon on the like Conditions it was last farmed. 

Memorandum December the i8'*» 171 2 the Mayor Issued A 

N® Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to John Cromp Scavenger of 

59 the broad Street two pounds ten Shilings for one Quarters Sallary 

due & Ending the 17*'* Instant Pursuant to an Order of Common 

Council made the 17*'* of June last 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 35 

City of I «^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 



24*^ day of December Anno DolTI 1712. 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 
Edward Blagge 
Abraham Wendell 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Bartholemew Le Roux 
Albert Clock 
John Reade 



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The Committee for Letting the ferry to farm make their Report 
in haec Verba (Viz*) Pursuant to the within Order wee whose Names 
are hereunto Subscribed at the day and place within Mentioned have 
lett to farm the within Mentioned ferry and Appurtenances by publick 
Outcry or Vendue for the Term of five years within Mentioned unto 
Dirck Adolph of the City of New York Mariner he being the highest 
bidder for the yearly Rent of two hundred and Eleven pounds this 
[251] seventeenth day of December Anno DoHI 1712. 

Caleb Heathcote 
David Jamison 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 
John Cruger 
Cornelius D : Peyster 
Albert Clock 
which Report is Approved. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<^6o Treasurer to pay to Richard Harris or Order the 

Warrant Issued sum of seven pounds ten Shilings & Nine pence Cur- 
rent Money of New York being for Expences at his 
house on the letting the ferry of this City to farm on the 17* Instant 
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36 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Lease of the ferry of this Corporation to Dirck Adolph was 
read and Approved and Order'd the Mayor forthwith Execute the same 
and thereupon the said Lease was Immediately Executed by the Mayor 
under the seal of this Corporation and the Counter part thereof by the 
said Dirck Adolph who also at the same time Executed A Bond in 
the sum of one thousand pounds for performance of Covenants he the 
said Dirck Adolph Adolph Degrove and ISaac De Riemer being 
Jo3mtly & severally bound therein which Counter part of the said 
Lease and the said Original Bond were in Common Council delivered 
to the Treasurer of this Corporati(5n. 

Samuel Bayard ESq^ Treasurer of this Cor- 
N® 6i poration informed this Court that he hath Paid unto 

Warrant Issued Colt Abraham Depeyster the sum of two hundred 
and fifty Eight pounds Eighteen shilings & Six 
pence Current Money of New York in full of what was due to the said 
Colt Depeyster on the Mortgage of the ferry on this Corporation & 
prayeth A Warrant for the same sum. it is therefore hereby Order'd 
that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to the said 
samuell Bayard the said sum of two hundred and fifty Eight pounds 
Eighteen Shilings & Six pence. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<*62 Treasurer to pay to Benjamin Barnes Marshall of 

Warrant Issued this City or Order the sum of Nine pounds Eleven 
Shilings and seven pence Current Money of New 
York it being for half A years sallary due & Ending the 14*^ day of 
October last past, for Candles the Watch Journeys to Harlem and 
fire wood for the Common Council as Appears by his Acc^. which is 
audited and Allowed. 

[252] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** 63 Treasurer to pay to M'^ Thomas Evans Bricklayer or 

Warrant Issued Order the sum of one pound Eight Shilings Cur- 
rent Money of New York it being for Masons work 

Bricks and Lime done in the Dungeon at the City Hall in April last 

as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed. 

The Original Acd of William Merrett ESq^ late Mayor of this City 
was delivered to Samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer of this Corporation 
by William Sharpas Town Clerk, the Receipt whereof the said samuell 
Bayard Acknowledged in this Court 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 27 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 

4*? day of february Anno DolfT I7i2[-i3] 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

William Smith 

Edward Blagge 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Albert Clock "i 

Bartholemew Le Roux > Assistants 

Anthony Rutgers J 

Ordered the Treasurer direct and provide A Bonfire and such 
quantity of wine as is usual at the Charge of this Corporation on f ryday 
Next being the Anniversary day of her Majesties birth. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® 64 Treasurer to pay to Francis Harison ESqf Sheriff 

Warrant Issued of the City & County of New York the sum of 

thirty Six pounds & ten pence Current Money of 
New York it being Money by him disburst and laid out for Iron Iron 
work Gibbitts Cartidge Labourers firewood and Other Materialls and 
Expences for the Execution of several Negro slaves for Murders by 
them Committed in April last as Appears by his Acct which is 
Audited and allowed 

[253] City of ) «^ Att A Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 

28*^ day of febmary Anno Doin I7i2[-i3] 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge ^ESq" Aldermen 

Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Bartholemew Le Roux 
Cornelius D: Peyster 
John Brevort ^Assistants. 

Albert Qock 
Anthony Rutgerse 



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38 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUWril 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to M*l Anne French Executrix of 

65 Phillip French ESq^ deceased the sum of thirty 

Warrant Issued Shilings Current Money of New York being for the 

like sum of Money by the said Phillip French laid 

out for the Constables Watch in the time of his Mayorality of this 

City as Appears by Acct. thereof which is Allowed 

Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Cruger M^ De Peyster 
& M^ Qock or any three of them be A Committee to View the Great 
Dock and Wharfs thereunto belonging and Report in what Condition 
the same are in and whether Capt. symes has performed his Agreement 
Relating thereunto. 

Order'd a Law be prepared to prohibit Negjo and Indian slaves 
above the Age of fourteen years from going in the Streets of this City 
after Night without A Lanthorn and A lighted Candle therein under 
the penalty of Eight Shilings to be disposed of to the Person or Per- 
sons that shall Apprehend any such Negro or Indian slaves to be 
Recovered before the Mayor Recorder or any one of the Alderman of 
this City who shall have full power to Committ such Negro or Indian 
slave to Gaol untill the Owner of such slave shall pay the said fine of 
Eight Shilings 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Established and published and Order d 
to be Continue and Remain [254] in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof. (Viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Ace! of their passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 



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Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 

Law agi firing Guns in the Streets &c ; 

Law agi IGUing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law Imposing A fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive Over the Common sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law ag^ digging Holes or Cutting sodds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys in the City of New 
York 

Law for Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of the 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first f ryday in Every Month. 

Law for Appointing A Market place in the broad street 

A Law App[o]inting A place for the More Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 



[255] City of ) ^^. Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

3^ day of March Anno Dom I7I2[-I3] 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq'' Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
William smith 

Johannes Jansen J, gSq" Aldermen 
John Cruger '^ ^ 

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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer 

66 of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds Eight 

Warrant Issued Shilings and one half penny being for the like sum 

by him laid out and Expended for the use of this 

Corporation for hour Glasses Taxes of the ferry house Bonfire and 

Other things as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Rebeckah Van schaick one of the Debtors to this Corporation 
Complaining of Great Age & Poverty offers to this Court four 
pounds & prays She may be discharged from the Rest of her debt 
which four pounds is Accepted by this Court & Order'd the Treasurer 
Receive the same in full and discharge her Acct Accordingly. Ordered 
the Clerk deliver the said four pounds to the Treasurer. 

Ordered that Cap* Symes do sufficiently Repair the wharfe Inclos- 
ing the Dock from the Peer head on the West side to the wharfe that 
leads to the Great Bridge and that upon his performing the same he be 
discharged from his lease & Bond for performance of Covenants. 

The following Law was this day made 
Ordained Established and Published and Or- 
dered to be Continue & Remain in full force & 
Vertue for three Months from and After the date 
hereof. 



A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night time 

City of ) «^^ Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Alder- 

New York j men & Assistants of the City of New York Convened 



in Common Council and it is hereby Ordained by 
the Authority of the [256] same that from and after the tenth day of 
this Instant Month of March no Negro or Indian slave above the Age 
of fourteen Years do presume to be or Appear in any of the Streets of 
this City on the south side of the Fresh water in the Night time above 
an hour after sun sett, And that if any such Negro or Indian slave or 
slaves as Aforesaid Shall be found in any of the Streets of this City 
within the Stockadoes or Fortifications or in any Other place on the 
south side of the fresh water in the Night time above one hour after 
sun sett without A Lanthorn and lighted Candle in itt as Aforesaid so 
as the light thereof may be plainly seen that then and in such Case it 
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the said City to Apprehend such slave or slaves not having such 
Lanthorn and Candle and forthwith Carry him her or them before the 
Mayor or Recorder or any one of the Aldermen of the said City who 
are hereby Authorized upon full proof of the Oflfence to Committ such 
slave or slaves to the Common Gaol for such his her or their Contempt 
and there to Remain untill the Master or Mistriss or Owner of every 
such slave or slaves shall pay to the person or persons who Appre- 
hended and Convicted such slave or slaves the sum of Eight Shilings 
Current Money of New York for his or their pains and trouble therein 
with Reasonable Charges of prosecution 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that 
Every slave or slaves that shall be Convicted of the Offence Aforesaid 
before he or they be discharged shall be whipped at the publick 
whipping post fourty lashes save one if desired by the Master or 
Owner of such slave or slaves any thing before in this Law Contained 
to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding 



City of I ^f^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Saturday ye: 

28*^ day of March Anno Dom 1713 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
[257] Bartholemew Le Roux 

John Brevort 
Albert Clock 
John Reade 



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Assize of Bread 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(VizO 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh thirteen Ounces for 
three half pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh two pounds and a half 
for four pence half penny. 



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A Wheaten loaf the Coursest bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds for four pence half penny wheat being at 
five shilings ^' Bushell and Ordered that no Other Bread be made for 
sale within this City but According to the above Assize (Biskett only 
Excepted) and Ordered that all Bakers within the same do take Notice 
hereof and bake their bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall of 
the said City the 28*^ day of March Anno Dom 171 3. 

Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to James Welsh Robert Campbell 

67 Jockham Rawlifson Richard Davis Edward Davis & 

Warrant Issued Rdeliff Rowlifson Bellmen of this City or Order the 

sum of thirty Six pounds Current Money of New 

York which with Sixteen pounds they have Already Received is in 

full of their sallary due and Ending the first of April Next. 

The Committee for Receiving Possession of the ferry ferry houses 
and Appurtenances from James Harding & delivering the same to Dirck 
Adolph the new Lessee thereof Report in hsec Verba (Viz^) On ye: 
25^** day of this Instant March pursuant to an Order of Common Coun- 
cil wee went over to the ferry & there did Receive possession from 
James Harding of said ferry & all the Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing and at the same time delivered possession to Dirck Adolph of said 
ferry and Appurtenances. And further wee find that the Penn Barn 
Well and the two houses are in A Reasonable Repair Except the small 
house which said Harding promiseth to Repair so soon as possible, 
also the Great house in several places [258] the Plastering of the Wall 
within are fallen down which said Harding ought to Repair by the 
Covenants of his Lease but Considering it is Occasioned by the late 
hard weather and the Very bad building of the house, and further that 
said Harding hath built upon his Cost and Charge A Nessessary piece 
of work that leads upon the top of the house for the safety of fire and 
hath also left some locks and Keys which he put upon some of the 
within Doors which he hath not Charged the City with so Considering 
the whole matter wee are of Opinion that said Harding hath discharged 
his part Except the small house as above Excepted and wee are further 
of Opinion that for the safety of the Great house and the more ease 
for passengers that goes over the bridge or Landing place ought to be 
lengthned about thirty foot more and two foot higher & that the East 
end of the Great house Ought to be boarded or shingled and Gutters 
to be hung about the said house and in the first Room above the hearth 
to be taken down and made New, several places of the Roofe to be 



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mended and the house within to be plastered and all this to be done 
upon the City Charge so soon as Conveniency will Admitt which is 
all submitted by W« Smith 

Joh: Jansen 
John Cruger 
Barth: Le Roux 
Albert Qock j 

Jn? Reade 
which Report is by this Court Approved and Ordered the Repairs 
therein Mentioned be made Accordingly 

Upon Information that Folkcrt Van Hoese of Greenwich in the 
Bowry division of the Out Ward hath Erected A fence upon the Land 
of this Corporation from High water to low water Marke whereby 
the Cattle of of several of the Neighbourhood Cannot pass to their 
Respective Pastures to their Grievious damage, it is therefore hereby 
Ordered that David Mendevil or any Other Person or Persons of that 
Neighbourhood do in the Name of this Corporation Order the said 
Folkert Van Hoese to take down the said Fence and if he shall Refuse 
so to do that then the Said David Mendevil or Such person or Persons 
as he Shall imploy do pull up the same. 

[259] Memorandum March ye: 31'** 1713 the 

N° Mayor Issued A Warrant to the Treasurer to pay 

68 to John Cromp scavenger of the broad Street two 

Warrant Issued pounds ten shilings for one quarter of A years sal- 

lary due and Ending the 17*? Instant Pursuant to 

an Order of Common Council made ye: 17*^ of June last. 

City of ) 00 A.TT A Meeting of the Recorder Alder- 

New York J men and Assistants at the City Hall of the 

said City on Tuesday ye: 21*^ day of April 
1713 
Present David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen ^ 

Jacobus Kip )^ESq" Aldermen 

John Cruger 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Barth: Le Roux 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Reade 

Pursuant to the Mayors letter it is Agreed by this board that A 
Bonfire be made at the Charge of this Corporation on Thursday Next 
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34 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

being the Anniversary of her Majesties Coronation and such Quantity 
of Wine as has been usual on the like Occasion and that the Treasurer 
provide the same 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York V City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

12**^ day of May Anno DoSI 1713 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq*^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

William Smith 

Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Bartholemew Le Roux ^ 

Cornelius De Peyster 

John Brevoort 

Albert Clock 

Anthony Rutgers 
[260] Folkert Van Hoese Assessor of the Bowry being absent Order'd 
the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Out Ward for 
Choosing Another fitt Person in his Room till the Return of the said 
Van Hoese and that the Election be made on Thursday Next. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the West 
Ward to Choose A Collector for the said Ward in the Room of John 
Smith who is gone for England and that the Election be made on 
Thursday Next. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^69 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued of this Corporation or Order the sum of Eleaven 

pounds Sixteen Shilings being for half A Years Sal- 
lary due and ending the 14^^ of April last, Printing Advertisements for 
farming the ferry as drawing the Lease thereof to Dirck Adolph as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited by this Court and Allowed. 

Ordered that Alderman Jansen Alderman smith and M*" Qock or 
any two of them be A Committee to Imploy workmen and purchase 
Materialls for Making the Repairs of the ferry house (Pursuant to the 
Report of the Committee made the 28*? day of March last) after the 
best Manner they can Either by the Great or by the day as they Shall 
Judge most beneficial for the Corporation and that Dirck Adolph the 



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Lessee of the ferry pay the Charge of the said Repairs by Order of the 
above Committee and that the same Shall be allowed out of his Rent 
and that the said Committee be allowed Reasonable Expences 

Ordered that upon James Harding's paying to the Treasurer of this 
Corporation the Arrearage of Rent which he Owes to this City for the 
ferry &c : that his Lease be delivered up Cancelled by the S? Treasurer 
as also his Bond for performance of Covenants and that if he refuse 
so to do he be forthwith sued for the same 

Order'd that Mf Anthony Ham be Dock Master or Haven Master 
of this City till further Order and that he Collect and Receive all the 
Revenue of the Dock and Slips and Account to this Corporation for 
the same as often as he shall be thereunto Required. 



[261] City of ) 
New York j 

Present 



SS 



. ESq" Aldermen. 



Assistants. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
18*^ day of May Anno DoHT 1713. 

Caleb Heathcote ESq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 

William Smith 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Bartholemew Le Roux 

Cornelius D: Peyster 

Albert Clock 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Reade 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESqf Treasurer 

of this City the sum of five pounds three shilings and 

ten pence half penny Current Money of New York 

being Money by him disburst for A Bonfire Wine 
&c : on the 23** day of April last being the Anniversary of her Majesties 
Coronation as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Assize of Bread 

Order b that the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth 
(Viz*) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh ten Ounces for three 
half pefice 



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36 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh two pounds and A 
Quarter for four pence half penny. 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh two pounds and three Quarters for four pence half 
penny wheat being at Six Shilings ^ Bushell and Ordered that no 
Other bread be made for sale within this City but According to the 
above Assize (Biskett only Excepted) and Ordered that all Bakers 
within the same do take Notice hereof and bake their Bread Accord- 
ingly. Dated at the City Hall of the said City the Sixteenth day of 
May Anno Dolff 1713. 

[262] Ordered that Alderman Smith Alderman Wendell Alderman 
Cruger M*^ De Peyster and M*' Reade or any three of them be A Com- 
mittee to treat with Mf Davenport about farming of the Dock and 
slips of this City and Report to this Court upon what Terms and for 
what time he is willing to farm the same. 

Order'd that the Treasurer of this City do pay to her Majesties 
Receiver General of this Province the Quitt Rent due from this Corpo- 
ration Reserved in the Charter Either in Beaver or Money as he can 
best Agree for the same whose Receipt shall be unto him A sufficient 
discharge for so much on his Acct. 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
and Orderd to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for 
three Months from and after the date hereof (Viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established every three Months &c : 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acci of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon Summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 

Law against firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law ag^ Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law imposing A fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 



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Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law agt digging holes or Cutting sodds on the Commons 

Law for Preventing frauds in firewood. 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys in the City of New 
York 

[263] Law for Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry 
Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City. 

Law for Regulating the Ofiice of Chamberlain or Treasurer of the 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in every Month. 

Law for Appointing A Market place in the broad Street. 

A Law Appointing A Place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the Night time 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 
10*^ day of June Anno DoM 17 13 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq'r^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
William Smith 
Johannes Jansen 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Bartholemew Le Roux" 
Cornelius D: Peyster 
Albert Clock ("Assistants 

John Reade 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to Benjamin Barnes Marshall of 

this City or Order the sum of five pounds twelve 

Shilings Current Money of New York it being for 

Six Months Sallary due & Ending the 14'*^ of April last and four 

Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his Ace* which is Audited & 

Allowed. 



City of 
New York 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
2? day of July Anno DonI 1713. 



[264] 



Present Caleb Heathcote ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
William Smith 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Cornelius De Peyster ' 
Albert Clock 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Reade 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



Order'd that upon Cap^ Symes giving Bond to this Corporation in 
fifty pounds to Repair the Wharfe Inclosing the Dock from the Wester- 
most Peer head of the Dock to the Cross wharfe which leads to the 
Custom house on or before the first of September Next that then the 
Treasurer do Cancell the Lease of the Dock Granted to the said Capt 
Symes and Christopher Denne and their Bond for performance of 
Covenants and deliver them to the said Lancaster Symes the Said 
symes delivering up to the Said Treasurer the Counter part of the said 
Lease to be Cancelled 

Order'd that Alderman Wendell Alderman Cruger and Mr Reade 
and as Many Members of this Court as will be present be A Commit- 
tee to Establish Rates and Prices for Guaging Packing and Culling and 
make their Report with all Convenient Speed 

Ordered that Claese Bogart one of the Carmen of this City Have 
Liberty to Ride in his Cart in the Streets thereof by Reason of A 
Rupture and A Lameness with which he is Afflicted any Law of this 
Corporation to the Contrary Notwithstanding Provided he at no time 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 5^ 

City of ^ o^ Att a Common Council held at the 



ESq" Aldermen 



New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 

8*? day of July Anno DoHI 1713 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

William Smith 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Cornelius D : Peyster "^ 

Albert Clock v Assistants 

John Reade J 

[265] The Treasurer Acquainted this Court he has Received of Phillip 
Minthome £5 — 11 — 11^ in full of the 1600" Tax for the City 
Hall which is Approved and Ordered he give him A discharge in full 
Accordingly 

The Lease of the Dock to Cap*. Symes & M^ Denne and their Bond 
for performance of Covenants were this day Cancelled in Common 
Council. 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling. 
Be it Ordained By the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same that from henceforth no Beef 
or Pork Pipe Staves Hogshead Staves and heading for Cask be 
Shipped off from this City for forreign Marketts but Such as Shall be 
Repacked & Culled by the sworn Packers and Cullers of this City and 
that the Said Packers and Cullers have for Packing & Marking each 
Barrell of Beef or Pork Nine pence and for Culling every thousand of 
Pipe Staves and every thousand pieces of heading for each thousand 
two Shilings and for every thousand of Hogshead Staves or Barrell 
Staves one Shiling and Six pence, and that No Pipe Staves be allowed 
Merchantable but Such as are four foot and A half long and three 
Inches and A half broad without Sap and A heart Stave three Inches 
broad and three quarters of an Inch thick. Hogshead Staves to be 
three foot and A half long three Inches and A half broad without Sap 
and half an Inch thick, and that all Beef and Pork that is Merchantable 
and Repacked by the Sworn Packers be by them Marked with A Brand 
Mark N. /. 

Ordered that the Clerk of this Court Acquaint M^ John Brevoort 
that if he does not forthwith Remove his fences of the Land of this 



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Corporation that this Corporation will Commence an Ejectment agt. 
him. 

[266] Memorandum July ye: 21*^ 1713 the Mayor 

N<* Issued A Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to John 

72 Cromp Scavenger of the Broad Street two pounds 

Warrant Issued ten Shilings for one quarter of A years Sallary due 

and ending* the 17*^ day of June last Pursuant to an 

Order of Common Council made the 17*^ day of June 1712 

City of ( cc Att A Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

28*^ day of July Anno DoIH 1713. 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'' Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip ^ESq" Aldermen 

John Cruger 

Cornelius De Peyster 

Albert Clock 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Reade 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Dock 
Ward for the Election of A Constable in the said Ward on Saturday 
Next in the Room of Joseph Berry who is Committed for felony. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the West 
Ward for the Election of an Assistant in the said Ward in the Room of 
M^ Bartholemew Le Roux deceased. 

[267] City of ) ^;,o Att a Meeting of the Recorder Alder- 

New York j men and Assistants at the City Hall of the 

said City on Munday ye : 17*** day of August 
Anno DoIH 1713 

Present David Jamison ESq'^ Recorder 
William smith 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Albert Clock 



>- Assistants 



. ESq" Aldermen 



Anthony Rutgers 
Jacobus Bayard 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 41 

Resolved that there be A Bonfire to Morrow on the Green before 
the Fort in this City at the Charge of this Corporation and five & twenty 
Gallons of Wine, that their be Illuminations and Other Demonstrations 
of Joy it being the day Appointed for Proclaiming the peace between 
Great Brittain and France and Ordered that the Treasurer prepare the 
said Bonfire and Wine 

Resolved also that the Recorder Aldermen Assistants Sheriff High 
Constable Petty Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation do 
meet together at the hour of ten to Morrow Morning to wait on his 
Excellency on that solemnity. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 
2.&^ day of August Anno DoUT 1713 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq*^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
William smith 
Johannes Jansen 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Albert Clock 
Anthony Rutgerts 
John Reade 
Jacobus Bayard 



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[268] Mf Jacobus Bayard Assistant of the West Ward was this day 
sworn the usual Oaths being then Administred unto him and tooke his 
place Accordingly. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N**73 urer to pay to Alderman Johannes Jansen ESq'' or 

Warrt Issued Order the sum of four pounds thirteen Shilings and 
Nine pence Current Money of New York being 
Money by him disburst for Levelling the Dunghills near the Custom 
house bridge from time to time as Appears by his Acrf which is 
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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 74 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq*^ Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this City the sum of fifteen pounds Six Shilings 
and six pence Current Money of New York it being 
Money by him disburst for A Bonfire Wine &c: on the i8^ Instant 
being the day on w*^^ the peace was Proclaimed here between Great 
Brittain and France as Appears by his Acct. which was Audited by this 
Court and Allowed. 

John Garreau who was lately Elected to serve in the Office of Con* 
stable of the Dock Ward not being qualified by Law to serve in that 
OflSce (till the 14^ of October Next) being an Alien and A surgeon 
Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the said 
Ward to Elect A person qualified to serve in that Office & that the 
said Election be made on Saturday Next. 

The Petition of Cott Abraham De Peyster and M' samuell Bayard 
was read setting forth that part of the City Hall Stands upon their 
Land and that they desire A Committee of this Court be Appointed to 
treat with them Concerning the Premisses : Order'd that Mf Recorder 
Alderman Jansen Alderman Smith M"^ Depeyster and Mf Reade or 
any three of them whereof the Recorder to be one be A Committee to 
Inspect the Title of the Petitioners and to make diligent search and 
Enquiry how the City Hall Came to be built upon the said Ground 

Orderd that David Jamison ESq'^ Recorder of this City do file A 
Declaration in Ejectment ag* some Casual Ejector and do what Else 
may be Proper in the Law to Assert the Right of this Corporation to 
the Lands and Commons of this City on this Island Manhattans to Low 
water Marke. 

[269] Order'd M^ Mayor write to M*" Jacobus Dekey and Teunis 
Idesse giving them Notice that if they do not forthwith Agree with this 
Corporation for the Land they have Intruded on belonging to this City 
that they will be Ejected by Law. 

Order'd that Johannes Beeckman and Beverley Latham forbear In- 
croaching or Erecting any buildings upon the Street or Highway Called 
Queen Street as the same has been laid out by the surveyors of High- 
ways upon pain of being prosecuted for so doing. 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
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Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof. (Vi?*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established every three Month &c : 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock & Slips 

Law agt firing Guns in the Streets &c: 

Law agt Killing Cattle any where but at the Slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposing A Fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen Not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law agt digging holes or Cutting Sodds on the Commons 

Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys in the City of New York 

Law for Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 
[270] Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of the City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month 

Law for Appointing A Market place in the broad Street. 

A Law Appointing A place for the More Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Market 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 



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A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the Night time 
A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
2g^ day of September Anno DoHT 1713 



Present 



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Caleb Heathcote ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

William smith 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 
• Cornelius Depeyster 

Albert Clock 

John Reade 

Jacobus Bayard 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Alderman of 
each Respective Ward of this City for the Electing this day one Alder- 
man one Assistant two Assessors one Collector and one Petty Constable 
in the five Wards on the south side of the fresh water and one Alderman 
one Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two Petty Constables and 
four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward of the said City for the 
Bowry and Harlem Division of the said Ward to serve in their Re- 
spective OflSces for the year Ensueing According to the usage Laws and 
Ordinances of the said City and Accordingly the same day Return was 
made thereof at the hour of twelve at Noon to the Office of Town 
Qerk under the hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen According 
to the Tenor of the aforesaid Warrants as followeth (Viz*) 



Westward 



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Southward -< 



'Stephen De Lancey 
Jacobus Bayard 
Abraham Mesier 
William Roome 
Johannes simonse 
Elias Chardevine 
Johannes Jansen 
Cornelius D' Peyster 
Phillip Schuyler 
Cornelius Qoppcr 
Garrett Viele 
Balthus Dehart 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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Northward 



Dock Ward 



Eastward 



Out Ward 



/^Jacobus Kip 

Garrett Onclebagh 

Andries Maerschalck 

Jacob Swan 

Cornelius Kiersteade 

Jacobus Van Dyke 

John Cruger 

Albert Clock 

Nathaniell Marston 

OloflFe Teller 

Anthony Ham 

John Hyat 
^Abraham Wendell 

John Reade 

Charles Crommelin 

John Rosevelt 

Richard Stillwell 

William Warner 
^Edward Blagge 

Hendrick Brevoort 

samuell Kip 

John Ryckman 

John Home 

Cornelius Jacobse 

Dirck Benson 

Peter Oblinis 

samson Bensing 

Abraham Delamontagne 

Barent Waldron 

John Kierse 



Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
) Surveyors of 

V Highways ^ 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 

7 Surveyors of 
^ Highways 



Bowry 
Division 



Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency the Governour by and with the Consent of the 
Council was this day pleased to Appoint Caleb Heathcote ESqf to be 
Mayor of this City and Francis Harison ESq'' Sheriff of the said City 
for the year Ensueing. 

samuell Bayard ESq'' the Present Treasurer of this City is Unani- 
mously by this Court Chosen Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City 
for the year Ensueing 

[272] The Mayor hath Appointed Robert Drummond the late high 
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Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N®7S Treasurer to pay to Dirck Adolph Lessee of the 

Warrant Issued ferry or Order the sum of one hundred and one 
pound one shiling and Eight pence half penny Cur- 
rent Money of New York being for sundry Repairs made to the ferry 
house Landing Bridge and Appurtenances at the ferry at Brookland 
since the i8'*^ day of May last Pursuant to an Order of this Court 
made the 12*^ day of May last as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited 
by this Court & Allowed 

Ordered the Recorder Appear for this Corporation at the Next 
Supream Court to an Action of Ejectment brought ag* them by Col! 
Abraham Depeyster & M*" samuell Bayard 

City of ) ^.^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York^ City Hall of the said City on fryday the 

second day of October Anno DoSI 1713. 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

William smith "^ 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

Cornelius De Peyster' 

Albert Clock 

John Reade 

Jacobus Bayard 

Elias Chardivine who was lately Elected Constable of the West 
Ward of this City being an Alien and not qualified to serve in that 
Office. Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
said Ward to Cause A New Election of A Constable in the said Ward 
for the year Ensueing. 

The Petition of Abraham De Lanoy was read praying Liberty to 
build an Overn under Ground in the Street fronting to his house in 
Queen Street near Burgers Path he undertaking that the same Shall 
not be prejudicial to the Street or [273] the Neighbourhood and that 
he will keep the same Street in good Repair over the said Oven. 
It is therefore Order'd leave be Granted to him Accordingly Reserving 
to this Corporation power to forbid or Demolish the same whenever it 
Shall Appear to be Either prejudicial to the Street or the Neighbour- 
hood the said Abraham De Lanoy paying to this Corporation as an 



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Acknowledgment for the same Liberty A Nine penny loaf of bread 
on the first day of May yearly for the use of the poor. 

Ordered the Pound of this City be Removed from John Brevorts 
at the Bowry to the top of the Hill near fresh water by the Domine's 
farm and that M' ISaac De Riemer be pound Keeper upon the same 
Terms that John Brevort now has itt and that M"^ Mayor Grant him 
A Warrant for that Office Accordingly. 

Orderd the Marshall give Notice to John Brevoort to pull down 
the Pound by his house and to Remove his fence off the highway, the 
Common Pound being by Order of this Court to be Removed near 
fresh water and M' ISaac De Riemer Appointed Pound Keeper. 

City of ) ^.^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 

14*^ day of October Anno Doffi 1713 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Cornelius De Peyster ' 
Albert Clock 

John Brevoort ^ . 

Anthony Rutgers j-Assistants 

John Reade 
Jacobus Bayard 

Whereas Garrett Onclebagh who was lately Elected to serve in 
the Office of Assistant of the North Ward of this City for the year 
Ensueing is A Person of Evil fame and [274] Reputation and hath 
been Convicted of Coyning the Current Money of this Province and 
since hath also been Convicted of Champerty, it is therefore the Opin- 
ion of this Court that the said Garrett Onclebagh is not qualified to 
serve in the said Office and it is Order'd (Nemine Contra dicente) 
that the Mayor and Recorder do refuse to swear him into the said 
Office. 

This day the Mayor being Attended by the Aldermen Assistants 
Sheriff Town Clerk Collectors Constables and Other Officers of this 
Corporation According to the usual formality Marched from the City 



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Hall and waited upon his Excellency the Governour in Council at her 
Maj** Garrison fort Anne where the said Mayor Caleb Heathcote 
ESq*" was Sworn Mayor and Francis Harison ESq^ was sworn sheriff 
of tiiis City for the year Ensueing and also at the same time the said 
Caleb Heathcote David Jamison Johannes Jansen Jacobus Kip Abra- 
ham Wendell and John Cruger ESq^ were sworn Justices of the peace 
of the City and County of New York before which Oaths were Ad- 
ministred his Excellency the Governour deliver'd unto the Aforesaid 
Mayor Sheriff & Justices their Respective Commissions Whereupon 
his Excellency the Governour and Council and the said Mayor and 
Corporation attended as Aforesaid went from thence to Trinity Church 
where after Divine service A sermon was Preached to this Corpora- 
tion by the Reverend M^^ William Vesey Rector of the said Church 
which Ended the Corporation waited on his Excel! the Governour to 
the Fort and from thence proceeded to to the City Hall where after 
the Ringing of three Bells Mayors Commissions as Mayor & Clerk 
of the Markett and the Sheriffs Commission were published and then 
the Mayor Repaired to the Court Room and having Resumed the 
Chair and the Usual Oaths Appointed by Law were Administred 
unto Johannes Jansen Alderman of the south Ward Jacobus Kip 
Alderman of the North Ward Abraham Wendell Alderman of the 
East Ward and John Cruger Alderman of the Dock Ward, Cornelius 
Depeyster Assistant of the south Ward Albert Clock Assistant of the 
Dock Ward John Reade Assistant of the East Ward Jacobus Bayard 
Assistant of the West Ward and Hendrick Brevoort [275] Assistant 
of the Out Ward who took their places Accordingly Balthus De Hart 
was Sworn high Constable of this City for the year Ensueing, and the 
Oath of A Petty Constable was also Administred unto William Warner 
Constable of the East Ward and John Home Constable of the Bowry 
who Receiv'd their Staffs from the old Constables who were dis- 
charged 

The Aldermen of the Out Ward and West Ward did not Appear 

Jacobus Van Dyke Elected Constable of the North Ward & John 
Hyat Elected Constable of the Dock Ward Chusing Rather to pay 
their fines than serve in those Offices Order'd that each of them pay 
A fine of five pounds Accordingly as the Law directs and that the 
Mayor Issue his Warrant for Levying of the same. & Ordered also the 
Mayor Issue his Warrants to the Alderman of each of the said Wards 
to Cause A New Election of a Constable to be made in each of the 
said Wards on Saturday Next. 



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Balthus De Hart who was Elected Constable of the south Ward 
being Appointed high Constable Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Constable of the said Ward to Cause A New Election of A 
Constable for the same Ward on Saturday Next. 

John Cure who was Elected Constable of the West Ward Refuses 
to serve in that Office by Reason of his now being Adjutant of the 
Militia Regiment of foot in this City whereby he Claims an Exemption 
from that Office Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the As- 
sistant of that Ward to Cause A New Election of A Constable of the 
same Ward on Saturday Next. 

Abraham Delamontagne Complaining to this Court that he is 
Returned to serve as Constable of Harlem, but was not duely Elected 
tbe Inhabitants of the Out Ward not being summoned to the said 
Election & that none of the Inhabitants of Harlem Appeared at the 
said Election Except the Constable himself by whose single Voice the 
said Abraham Delamontagne was Elected. Ordered the Mayor Issue 
his Warrant to the Alderma[n] of the Out Ward to make A New 
Election of A Constable for Harlem on Saturday the 24^^ Instant. 

[276] Att a Common Council held at the 

City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
24}^ day of October Anno Dom 1713 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
John Reade S 

Jacobus Bayard L Assistants 
Henry Brevoort J 
Resolved that Richard Cooper be the publick Whipper of this City 
and that for his Encouragement for the due Execution of that Office 
he be Allowed A sallary of five pounds ^ Annum to be paid unto him 
quarterly by this Corporation 

Ordered that Alderman Jansen M'' Reade and M^ Byard be A 
Committee to Agree with Six Able men to be the Bellmen of this City 
from the first day of November Next to the first day of May foUowinc^ 
and make Report with all Convenient Expedition 
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M'^ Stephen De Lancey who was lately Elected to serve as Alder- 
man of the West Ward Appeared before this Court and Acquainted 
them that he Cannot serve in that Office by reason of his great busi- 
ness and Other Affairs &c: & that he is Obliged to serve in General 
Assembly as A Member for this Corporation. Ordered that he pay 
his fine & that the Mayor Issue his Warrant for Levying of the same & 
Order'd that he also Issue his Warrant to M'" Bayard the Assistant of 
the same Ward to make A New Election for an Alderman of the same 
Ward on Tuesday Next. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N°76 Treasurer to pay to William sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four shilings 

Currt Money of New York it being for half A 

Years sallary due & Ending the 14^ Instant and for Pen Ink and 

Paper for one year due & Ending the same time 

[277] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Benjamin Barnes or Order the 

yy sum of seven pounds seven shilings and six pence 

Warrant Issued Current Money of New York it being for Candles 

for the Watch from the first of April last to the 

first of November Next and for half A years Sallary as Marshall of 

this City due and Ending the 14**^ Instant. 

Ordered that Alderman Wendell Alderman Cruger M*^ Depeyster 
and M*" Reade or any three of them be A Committee to Audit all the 
publick Acc*^ of this City and that the same Committee do also Audit 
the Treasurers books and Accts. and make Report thereof with all 
Convenient Expedition. 

Order'd that Dirck Adolph the Lessee of the ferry do load the 
Bridge at the ferry with five scow load of Stones in Order to secure 
the same from the Ice and that this Corporation will defray the 
Charge thereof. 

Edward Blagge ESq^ was Sworn Alderman of the Out Ward and 
samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer of this City for the year Ensueing. 

Order'd that Alderman Jansen Imploy Labourers to Levell the 
Dunghills near the Great Bridge Opposite the Custom house for the 
better filling up the Ground on the West Side of the Said Bridge 

Assize of Bread made the Eighteenth day of May last was Con- 
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City of I ^^ Att a Meeting of the Mayor Aldermen 

New York J and Assistants at the City Hall of the said 

City on Tuesday the 3^ of November 171 3 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESqf Mayor 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 
[278] Cornelius De Peyster' 

Albert Clock 

John Reade 

Jacobus Bayard 

Resolved that there be A Bonfire and seven Gallons on Thursday 
next, at the Charge of this Corporation being the Anniversary of 
Gunpowder Treason and that the Treasurer provide the same. 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 
18^** day of November Anno DoM 171 3 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq"^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Albert Clock ^ ^ • . 

^ 1- -r^ r> * Assistants 

Cornelius D Peyster V 

John Reade J 

M^ Jacobus Bayard was this day sworn Alderman of the West 

Ward and tooke his place Accordingly 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the said Alderman to 

Choose an Assistant for the said Ward on Saturday Next 

The Committee Appointed to Agree with Bell- 

N° men Report that they have Agreed with James 

78 Welch Richard Davis Robert Campbell Roeliff 

Warrant Issued Roelifse Jockham Roeliffse and Thomas Stewart to 

for 15 — o — o be the Bellmen of this City from the first Instant to 

the first of May Next for the sum of fifty five 

pounds ; fifteen pounds thereof to be paid in hand and the Remainder 



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at the Expiration of the Term which Report is Approved & Orderd the 
Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay the said fifteen pounds 
to the said Belhnen Accordingly 

[279] The Committee for Auditing the publick Accts Report in haec 

Verba (Viz*) Pursuant to an Order of Common Council to us 

directed for to Audit the City Ace*? for this present year wee have 

Audited the Cash Acct of samuell Bayard City Treasurer from the 

fourteenth of October 1712 to the fourteenth of October last and find 

that he hath paid more than he Received the sum of five pounds Nine 

Shilings and Eleven pence half penny which sum the City Remains 

upon our Audit Debtor to him all which is submitted by Your servants 

XT ^r 1 ,1 XT !_ Abra: Wendell 

New York 2^ November I7i^. r t ^ 

' ^ John Cruger 

Jn? Reade. 
Assize of Bread. 

Order'd that the Assize of Bread be till further Order as follow- 
eth (VizO 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh Eight Ounces and A 
half for three half pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh one and thirty Ounces 
for four pence half penny 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh Eight and thirty ounces for four pence half penny 
Wheat being at seven shilings ^' Bushell and Ordered that no Other 
bread be made for sale within this City but According to the above 
Assize (Biskett only Excepted) and Ordered that all Bakers within 
the same do take Notice hereof and bake their bread Accordingly. 
Dated at the City Hall the iS^i day of November Anno DoM 171 3 

Ordered that what Moneys the Treasurer of this City shall disburs 
or pay for this Corporation out of his own Moneys shall be repaid him 
again out of the first Moneys which Comes into his hands belonging 
to this Corporation. 

[280] It being Represented by the Justices and Vestry men of this 
City that the poor of the said City are perishing for want of Cloths 
and Provisions and that there is an Absolute Nessessity for their 
Speedy relief, it is therefore hereby Order'd that the sum of one hun- 
dred pounds be borrowed on Interest by this Corporation for Six 
Months for the Relief of the said poor upon the Credit of the Next 
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same Either by Bond of this Corporation or Mortgage of the ferry 
and that he pay the same into the hands of the Church Wardens for 
the support of the poor Aforesaid. 

Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure. 
Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that no Meal whatso- 
ever be hereafter Sold in the Markett of this City by Measure, but that 
all meal to be Sold in the Said Markett shall be sold by weight and 
not Otherwise upon penalty of the forfeiture of all such Meal as Shall 
be sold by Measure and the Said Penalty to be paid by the Seller of 
such Meal in the Value of the Meal so sold by Measure one half to 
the Informer and the Other half to the use of the poor of this City 
to be Recovered before the Mayor Recorder or any one of the Alder- 
men of the said City 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
8*^ day of December Anno Doin 1713. 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq'^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
[281] Cornelius D Peyster ^ 

Albert Clock V. Assistants 

John Reade J 

Ordered the Treasurer buy A Bell Rope for the Bell at the City Hall 

Joseph Phillips Watchmaker who was lately Elected Constable of 
the Dock Ward personally Appeared before this Court & Refused to 
serve in that Office. Ordered he pay his fine & that the Mayor Issue his 
Warrant to the Alderman of the said Ward to Chuse Another Person 
to serve in the Office of Constable of the said Ward on Thursday Next. 

The Committee for Auditing the Treasurers Ace*® Report in haec 
Verba (Viz*) Wee underwritten Auditors of the City accts have 
Audited the Ace* of samuell Bayard City Treasurer for his disburst- 
ments to Stophell Pells for A Bell Rope To Thomas Byerley for twenty 



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seven years quitt Rent of the City Charter Pursuant to said Byerleys 
Receipt of the fifth of this Instant Nov^^ on the Backside of said Char- 
ter for five years quitt Rent of the ferry Patent as ^ Receipt of the 
same date likewise on the backside of said ferry P^atent and for disburst- 
ments of Wine firewood and Petty Charges of the Bonfire on the fifth 
of this Instant November all Amounting to the sum of Sixteen pounds 
Eighteen shillings and Eleven pence half penny which is allowed of and 
wee are of Opinion that said Treasurer Ought to have A Warrant for 
said sum preferable to all Other which is submitted this twenty Xov^*" 
1713 by Abra: Wendell 

John Curger 
Jn° Reade 

which Report is Approved and Ordkr'd the Mayor 
N° Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to the 

79 said samuell Bayard the said sum of Sixteen pounds 

Warrant Issued Eighteen Shilings & Eleven pence half penny Ac- 
cordingly 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and published and 
Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and [282] \':Ttue for 
three Months from and after the date hereof. (Viz^) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markctt 

Assize of Bread to be Established every throe Mont'S S:c: 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Governnit of the Dock and Slips 

Law ag! firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law agt Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughtcr houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law Imposing A fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning tlie Streets Lanes & Alleys witliin this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 



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Carmen not to drive over the Common sewer. 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law agt Digging holes or Cutting sodds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 
&c: 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws. 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alley in ye: City of New 
York 

Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Dowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City. 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of the 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in every Month. 

Law for Appointing A Markett place in the broad Street. 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Aprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 

A Law Prohibiting the sale of Meal by Measure 

[283] City of ) ^^ Att A i\Ieeting of the Mayor Aldermen 

New York j " ' and Assistants at the City Hall of the said 

City on Tuesday the 2^ day of february 
Anno Dom I7i3[-i4] 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq'^ Mayor 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell . ^-^^ « au 

r . r^ > ESq" Aldermen 

John Cruger ^ ^ 

Jacobus Bayard 

Albert Clock r a • x ^ 

T - T^ J > Assistants 

John Reade J 

Ordered that there be a Bonfire on Saturday Next at the usual place 
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Anniversary of the Queen's Birth day and that the Treasurer provide 
five Gallons of wine to be Expended thereat in drinking her Majesties 
health &c: 



City of ) 
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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of ye : Said City on Wensday the 
24*** day of March Anno Dom I7i3[-i4] 



Present 



^^ESq" Aldermen 



Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Jacobus Bayard 

Cornelius D : Peyster "S 

Henry Brevoort V Assistants 

Hermanns Vangelder J 
The Usual Oaths were this day Administred to Mr Hermanns \'an 
Gelder Assistant of the West Ward who took his place Accordingly. 

Order'd that for the future the Treasurer of this Corporation do 
deliver out all the Freedoms & Lycenses Granted by this Corporation 
and by the Mayor and that he be Accountable [284] to this City for 
i'ts dues and to the Officers for their fees any former usage or Custom 
of this Corporation to the Contrary Notwithstanding 

Ordered the Town Clerk procure from the Printer twelve Copies of 
an Act of Assembly Entituled an Act for Mending and Keeping in 
Repair the Post Road from New York to Kings Bridge and that this 
Corporation will pay for the same being for the use of the publick 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the publick 

Whipper of this City the sum of one pound five Shil- 

ings Current Money of New Yoric it being in full of 

one Quarter's sallary due & Ending the twenty 

fourth day of January last. 
Memorandum it is Agreed Between this Corporation and M^ 
samuell Bayard Treasurer of this City that the said Mf Bayard do send 
to London for A sett of Weights and Measures According to the Stand- 
ard of her Majesties Exchequer in England to be a Standard of 
Weights & Measures for this Corporation (to witt) An half Bushell 
A Peck and an half peck Made of Copper. A sett of Troy weights of 



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Sixty four Ounces and A Beam and scales. A Yard of Brass or Iron, 
One quart pot of Beer Measure, and of Wine Measures from A Gallon 
to A Gill to be made of Copper, That the said Measures be Marked 
(City of New York) and that A Certificate be procured from the Lord 
Mayor of London under the City seal or seal of his Mayorality that the 
Aforesaid Weights and Measures are According to the Standard Afore- 
said for all which this Corporation are to pay to the said M*^ Bayard 
one hundred and five & twenty ^ Cent Advance upon the Prime Cost 
on delivery of the same to this Corporation 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M'' samuell Bayard Treasurer of 

81 this City the sum [285]" of fourteen pounds fifteen 
Warrant Issued Shilings and Nine pence Current Money of New 

York being Money by him disburst for the use of 
this Corporation for Taxes of the ferry house and for A Bonfire &c : 
on the Sixth day of february last being the Anniversary of the Queens 
Birth day as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Treasurer pay to Dirck Adolph or 
N° Order the sum of seven pounds ten shilings Current 

82 Money of New York it being for five scow load of 
Warrant Issued Stones laid on the Bridge at the ferry as Appears by 

his Acct which is by this Court Audited & Allowed. 
Whereas Nicholas Bogaert & samuell shahane have lately at their 
own Charge built a Well in the broad way. It is therefore hereby 
Ordered that No Person or Persons whatsoever do presume to make use 
of the said Well or the water thereof without first Contributing to the 
Charge of building & Repairing of the same 

A Law Prohibiting Burning Lime on 
part of the Commons 
Be it Ordained By the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is here- 
by Ordained by the Authority of the same that no Oyster Shells or 
Lime be burnt on the Commons of this City on the south side of the 
Windmill Commonly Called Jaspers Mill under the penalty of forty 
shilings for every Offence to be paid by the Owner of such shells or 
Lime one half to the Informer and the Other half to this Corporation 
to be Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder or any one of the 
Aldermen of this City. 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
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Oia>ER D to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof. (Viz^) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 
[286] To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon Summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws & Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 

Law 2Lg\ firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law agt Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

I^w Imposing A fine upon Such as refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine prohibited to run at large 

Law against digging holes & Cutting Sodds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws, 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Street? in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys in the City of New York 

Law prohibiting Sv;inc to run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 

Law for Regulating the OfiBce of Chamberlain or Treasurer in ye: 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month. 

Law Appointing A Markett place in the broad Street. 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for marking of Bread 



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A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging, Packing and Culling 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure. 

A Law prohibiting burning of Lime on part of the Commons. 



[287] City of ) «o Att a Common Council held at the 

New YorkV City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 

24*^ day of March Anno Dom 171 3 [-14] 
post Meridiem 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
• Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius D : Pevster 



. ESq" Aldermen 



Albert Clock 1 t-c r« ^ - ^ ^ 

., -, ^ vESq" Assistants 

Henry Brevoort 1 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Resolved by this Court that Garrett Onckelbagh be not Admitted 

or sworn as Assistant of the North Ward of this City for the Reasons 

Mentioned in a Resolve of this Court made the fourteenth day of 

October last and Ordered the Mayor and Recorder of this Corporation 

do Refuse to Swear him into the said Office for the Reasons Aforesaid. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Richard Trueinan Carman the 

83 sum of thirteen shilings and Six pence Current 

Warrant Issued Money of New York for two days Carting of sand to 

Stop A breach About the foundation of the City Hall 

as Appears by his Ace! which is Audited by this Court and Allowed 

Ordered that Alderm.an Jansen Alderman Cruger Mf Depeyster and 
Mf Clock or any three of them be A Com.mittee to Regulate the fees 
for the Officers that Invite to funerals and make Report thereof to the 
Next Common Council 

Orderd that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger Al(lcrr.]an Bayard 
M' Vangelder Mr Clock and M*" Reade of any four of them be a Com- 
mittee to Consult with the Mayor about [288] the building of A poor 



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house and house of Correction in this City and that they Consider of A 
Convenient place to Erect the same, of the Demensions and Materialls 
and of ways & Means for Raising A fund for the Compleating thereof 
& make Report thereof to the Next Common Council 

City of ] ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 



ESq" Aldermen. 



Assistants 



New York J City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

20* day of April Anno DoIH 1714 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Jacobus Bayard 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Albert Clock 

John Reade 

Hermanns Vangelder 
Robert Crannell is Appointed by the Mayor with the Advice of this 
Court to be Marshall of this City in the Room of Benjamin Barnes 
deceased. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his WarH to the Treas- 

N^ 84 urer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of this 

Warrant Issued City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four shil- 

ings Current Money of New York it being for half 
A years sallary due & Ending the fourteenth Instant and twenty four 
shilings by him paid M'^ Bradford for twelve Acts of Assembly for 
Mending and Keeping in Repair the Post Road from New York to 
Kingsbridge as Appears by his Acct which is Audited by this Court 
and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 85 Treasurer to pay to Catherine Barnes Widow of Ben- 

Warrant Issued jamin Barnes late Marshall of this City deceased the 

sum of five pounds Current Money of New York in 
full of his sallary as Marshall due and Ending th^ fourteenth Instant 
[289] Order'd that their be A Bonfire on fryday Next at the Charge of 
this Corporation being the Anniversary of her Majesties Coronation 
and that the Treasurer provide the same with the Usual quantity of 
Wine 



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Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N**86 Treasurer to pay to James Welch Richard Davis 

Warrant Issued Robert Campbell Roeliffe Roeliffse Jockhem Roe- 
liffse and Thomas Stuart Bellmen of this City or 
Order the sum of forty pounds Current Money of New York which 
with fifteen pounds they have Already Received by Warrant is in full 
of their Sallary due & Ending the first day of May Next. 

Upon the Petition of M^ Gysbert Vaninburgh it is Order d that 
Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip and Mr Depeyster together with the 
surveyor of this City do lay out the Land of the said Gysbert Vanin- 
burgh at the Corner of the Bridge Street in Order to Erect Buildings 
thereon and make their Report to the Next Common Council. 

Ordered that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Alderman Bayard M' 
Depeyster Mf Reade and M^ Clock or any four of them do try Examine 
and Report to this Court for what sum of Money they can agree with 
Six honest and Able Citizens of this City to be a Watch and Bellmen 
of this City from the first day of May Next to the first day of Novem- 
ber following and make Report thereof to the Next Common Council. 

City of )^,^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

first day of June Anno Dom 1714 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge I ESq" Aldermen 

Jacobus Kip f ^ 

Jacobus Bayard 

Albert Clock 

Cornelius Depeyster 

John Reade ^Assistants 

Hendrick Brevoort 

Hermanns Vangelder 

[290] Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Viz*) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh ten ounces for three half 
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A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh two pounds and A 
Quarter for four pence half penny. 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh two pounds and three quarters for four pence half penny 
w^heat being at Six shilings a Bushell and Ordered that no Other Bread 
be made for sale within this City but According to the above Assize 
(Biskett only Excepted) and Ordered that all Bakers within the same 
do take Notice thereof and bake their Bread Accordingly Dated at 
tlie City Hall the first day of June Anno DoUT 1714. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ 87 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of five pounds fourteen 
shilings Current Money of New York it being for A 
Bonfire Wine &c : on the twenty third day of April last being the Anni- 
versary of her Maj*» Coronation and A tin Box for the City Charter as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited by this Court and Allowed. 

Order'd that Cap*. Richard Willett do deliver unto the Treasurer of 
this City all such Iron work Stores and Other Materialls as are in his 
Custody belonging to this City or to the Great Guns and fortifications 
of the same, and it is also hereby Ordered that the Treasurer at the 
Charge of this Corporation do Cause such place in the City Hall to be 
fitted and partion'd off for securing the said Stores &c: as Alderman 
Jansen & Alderman Kip shall Judge Convenient and that the same be 
kept under lock and Key 

The Committee for Agreeing with Bellmen do Report that they can 
Agree with Six Able men to be the Bellmen and Watch of this City 
from the first day of May last to the first day of November Next for 
Eight and forty pounds which Report is Approved and Order'd the 
said Committee Agree with the said men Accordingly 

[291] This Court being informed that John Home Constable of the 
Bowry has inclosed A large quantity of the Land belonging to this Cor- 
poration lying at the Bowry near the house and land of William White 
it is therefore hereby Order'd that Alderman Blagge and Mf Brevoort 
do forthwith Order the said Home to Remove his fence off the same 
and that if he refuse so to do that they Cause the said fence to be 
puird down and that in Case they be prosecuted at Law for so doing 
this Corporation will Defend the Action. 

Order'd that Alderman Jansen and M^ Depeyster do Agree with A 
Man to Level! tbc \'p.^ant Ground on the West side of the Custom house 



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Bridge and to keep the same clean and Levell for one year Provided the 
Charge thereof Exceed not five pounds. 

Order'd that the Markett house fronting the Dock at the south end 
of the Broad Street and the Markett house at the south end of the 
Wall Street be Repaired at the Charge of this Corporation and that the 
Aldermen and Assistants of the Respective Wards wherein they Stand 
do take Care to have the same performed provided the said Repairs 
Exceed not the sum of three pounds. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
12*^ day of June Anno Dolfl 1714. 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger l^ESq" Aldermen 

Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Albert Clock 
Henry Brevoort 
Hermanus Vangelder 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the publick 
Whipper of this City or Order [292] the sum of one 
pound five shilings Current Money of New York for 
one quarter of A years sallary due and Ending the 24'^^ day of April last. 

Resolved that unless Dirck Adolph the Lessee of the ferry do pay 
to the Treasurer of this City on or before the twelfth day of July next 
all the Arrears of Rent that Shall be then due for the said ferry and 
perform his Covenants According to his Lease that this Corporation 
will Reenter upon the Demised Premisses and prosecute him and his 
sureties for breach of Covenants and that he be served with A Copy of 
this Resolve. 

Order'd that this Corporation do Petition the General Assembly for 
Leave to bring in A Bill to Enable this Corporation to Raise Money for 
Repairing the publick Gaols, Keeping A sufficient Bellmans Watch in 
the Room and Stead of A Constables Watch providing fire and Candle 
for them Maintaining A publick schoolmaster for teaching the poor to 



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64 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Read & write Defraying the Expence of Executing of felons, Main- 
tainance of A Publick Whipper and Other publick & Nessessary Charge 
not Exceeding one hundred and fifty pounds in one year and that the 
Mayor sign the Petition by Order of this Court and deliver it Accord- 
ingly. 



City of I ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 



of ) ^ 
New York j '^'^ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

22^ day of June Anno DoITT 1714. 



Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq'' Recorder 
Johannes Jansen ^ 

John Cruger LESq'^[?] Aldermen 

Jacobus Bayard J 

Cornelius D : Peyster S 
John Reade L Assistants 

Harmanus Vangeldcr J 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed [293] Established and published 
and Order'd to be Continue & Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof (Viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycense 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and slips 

Law ag^ firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law agt Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law Imposing A fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 



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Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common sewer 

Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law ag*, digging holes & Cutting sods on the Commons. 

Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective ^lagistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys in the City of New York 

Law Prohibiting Swine to nm at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 

City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month. 

Law Appointing A Market place in the Broad Street 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 

Slaves 

A Law for increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing & Culling 

A Law Prohibiting the sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law Prohibiting burning of Lime on part of the Commons. 



[294] City of ) ^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 

4*1* day of August Anno DonI 1714. 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip ^ESq^* Aldermen 

Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius D : Peyster 
Albert Clock 
John Reade 
Hermanus Van Gelder 
Vol. III.— 5 



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The Committee for Agreeing for Levelling the Vacant Ground on 
the West side of the Custom house Bridge Report that they have 
Agreed with Robert Crannell to Levell the same & keep it Levelled for 
one year from the first of July last to the first of July Next for five 
pounds and that the said Robert Crannell hath Accordingly Levelled 
the same which Report is Approved. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^8g Treasurer to pay to M*" John Reade or Order the 

Warrant Issued sum of one pound seventeen shilings and six pence 
Current Money of New York by him disburst for 
Repairing the Markett the Markctt house at Wall Street Slip as Ap- 
pears by his Acct which is by this Court Audited and Allowed. 

Order D the j\Iayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N°90 Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the publick 

Warrant Issued Whipper of this City the sum of one pound five 

shilings in full for one Quarter of A years Sallary 

due & Ending the 24^^ day of July last past. 

Order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
North Ward to Chuse A Constable for the same Ward in the Room 
of Dirck Egbertse who is gone to live at Albany and that the Election 
be made on Saturday Next. 

[295] Orderd that the Recorder Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip 
Alderman Bayard M^ Dcpeyster M^ Reade and M^ Clock be a Commit- 
tee to meet the Mayor this Afternoon at three A Clock at the fighting 
Cocks to settle the Affairs of tbe Dock. 

City of ) J.J. Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

5*^ day of August Anno DoUT 1714. 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Albert Clock 



>-ESq^* Aldermen. 



TT T> i. y Assistants 

Henry Brevoort f 

Hermanus Vangclder J 



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Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger 
Alderman Bayard M^ D : Pcyster and M^ Clock or any five of them be 
A Committee to Examine & State the Acct of the Dock and of the 
produce and Income thereof since the Determination of the Lease of 
Mess*^? symes & Denne and also of the Charge & Expences laid out for 
the Repair of the Said I^ock and Wharfs by the Mayor of this City or 
any Other Person since that time and that M*" Mayor Anthony Ham 
and all Other Persons Concerned do forthwith lay the same Ace*? 
before them and that they make Report of their proceedings herein to 
this Court with all Convenient Expedition. 



[296] Att A Common Council held at the 

City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 
29*^ day of September Anno Dom 1714. 

Present Caleb Hcalhcote ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius Depcyster 
Albert Clock 
John Reade 
Hermanus \'aHf!:elder 



>^ESq" Aldermen 



> Assistants 



TiiK i-()MX)WiXG Laws Orders 'and Ordinances of this Corporation 
which were made Ordained Renewed Establislied and published the two 
and twentietli day of June last are hereby Renewed Made Ordained 
Established and published and Orderd to be Continue and Remain in 
full force and \'ertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 
Viz^ 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses v/ithout Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Rcgfulations of tlie Market 



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Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acd of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and slips 

Law agi firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law ag* Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law imposing A fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common sewer 

Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law agt digging holes and Cutting srdds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 

Alderman Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 
[297] Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys in the City of New 
York 

Law prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for removing the Posts out of the Streets in this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in every Month 

Law Appointing A Markett place in the broad Street 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 

A Law prohibiting the sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 



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Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen of 
each Respective Ward of this City for the Electing this day one Alder- 
man one Assistant two Assessors one Collector and one Petty Constable 
in the five Wards on the south side of the fresh water and one Alder- 
man one Assistant two Assessors two Collectors and four surveyors 
of Highways for the Out Ward of the said City for the Bowry and 
Harlem Divisions of the said Ward to serve in their Respective Offices 
for the year Ensueing According to the usage Laws and Ordinances 
of the said City and Accordingly the same day Return was made there- 
of at twelve of the Clock at noon to the Office of the Town Clerk of 
the said City under the hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen 
According to the Tenor of the aforesaid Warrants as folio weth (Vizt) 



South Ward 



i 



North Ward 



[298] 



East Ward 



Dock Ward < 



Westward < 



'Johannes Jansen 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Anthony Rutgers 
Garrett Viele 
Coenraet Teneyck 
Jacobus Varick 
Jacobus Kip 
Andries Maerschalck 
Jacob Swaen 
Anthony Kip 
David Cuningham 
Phillip Van Borson 
'Abraham Wendell 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Henry Vanderspiegel 
John Roosevelt 
John Maclenan 
Fredrick Sebring 
John Cruger 
Albert Clock 
Nathaniell Marston 
Oliver Teller 
Cornelius Clopper 
Johannes Van Duerse 
Jacobus Bayard 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Barent Deforeest 
William Roome 
John Ellison 
Joseph Wright 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Out Ward < 



"" Edward Blagge 
John Ryckman 
David Mendevil 
Benjamin Van Vechte 
Jacob Koning 
Hannan Van Hoese 
Cornelius Jacobs 
Peter Oblinis 
John Kierse 
Dirck Benson 
Rarent Waldron 
zachariah svckells 



Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 

Surveyors of 

Highways 
Assessor. 
Collector 
Constable 
Surveyors of 

Highways 



for ye : 
Bowry 
Division 



for Harlem 
Division 



VVHERKA5 AK ISaac De Rienicr hath Complained unto this Court 
of an undue Return of Aldemian of the Out Ward of this City AflRrm- 
ing that he the said ISaac De Riemer was this day duely Elected 
Alderman of the said Ward for the year Ensueing it is therefore here- 
by Order'd that Alderman Jansen Akleniian Kip Alderman Cruger 
Alderman Wendell and Alderman Bayard be A Committee to Examine 
& scrutiny the said Election and that Alderman Blagge do Attend the 
said Committee with the list of the said Electors and that they make 
their Report to this Court with all Convenient Expedition whether the 
said ISaac De Riemer or Alderman Blagge is duely Elected into the 
said Office of Alderman of the said Ward for the year Ensueing. 

[299] The Committee for Auditing the publick Ace*' 

N° 91 Report they have Audited the Acct of William An- 

Warrant Issued derson ESq^ late Shcrilt of this City and County 

and find tliere is due to him Eighteen pounds Eleven 
Shilings and one penny, not Allowing the Articles for the Execution 
fees Repairing the Gallows & Highways which Report is Approved 
and Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant for payment of the same 
sum of Eighteen pounds Eleven shilings and one penny Mem the Acct 
is in Ann: 1707 & 1708. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N°92 Treasurer to pay to samuell r>ayard ESq'' or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of ten pounds fourteen Shilings and ten 
pence half penny Curr? Money of New York being 
Money by him disburst for Boards, Carpenters Work & Materialls for 
Making A Petition [partition] in the City Hall for A Store Room and 
Money paid for Taxes of the ferry house as Appears by his Acct. 
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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N°93 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of 

Warrant Issued this City or Order the sum of five pounds Current 
Money of New York it being for Levelling and 
Keeping Levelled the West side of the Dock from the first of July 
last to the first of January Next & for one quarter of a years sallary 
as Marshall due & Ending the H*** of July last as Appears by his 
Acct which is Audited by this Court & Allowed 

samuell Bayard ESqf the Present Treasurer of this City is Unani- 
mously by this Court Chosen Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Cor- 
poration for the year Ensueing. 

The Mayor hath Appointed Jeremiah Redding to be High Con- 
stable of this City for the year Ensueing. 



City of ) «^ Att A fleeting of the Recorder Alder- 

New York v men and Assistants at the City Hall of the 

said City on Wensday the 6*** day of 
October Anno Doin 1714. 

Present David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger ^ESq" Aldermen 

Jacobus Bayard 
Albert Clock 
Hermanus Vangeldcr 



Assistants 



His Excellency the Governour having signified to this Corporation 
the [300] the death of our late sovereign Lady Queen Anne of glorious 
Memory and that his Excellency Intends on Munday Next to Proclaim 
the high and Mighty Prince George Elector of Brunswick Lunenburgh 
King of Great Brittain France and Ireland &c : in Order therefore that 
this Corporation do in an Effectuall Manner demonstrate their Great 
Joy for so great a blessing as that of a Protestant successor to the 
Crown of Great Brittain &c : in the Most Illustrious house of Hanover 
Itt is therefore hereby Order'd that on Munday Next in the Evening 
there be A Bonfire at the usual place within this City of seven or 
Eight Cords of wood with several Tarr Barrells, that there be twenty 
Gallons of wine at the said Bonfire to drink the Kings health His 



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Royall Highness the Prince &c: That the City Hall be illuminated in 
the best manner that may be, That the Alderman of each Ward direct 
his Constable to give Notice to the Inhabitants to Illuminate their 
Respective houses on that Night and that all the Charge thereof be 
defrayed by this Corporation and that the Treasurer do Provide the 
same. .._^ 

Orderd the Windows of the City Hall be forthwith Repaired and 
that the Treasurer Imploy A Glasier for doing thereof. 



City of ) «« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York ( City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

14*^^ day of October Anno Dom 1714 

Present Caleb Heathcote ESqr Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Albert Clock 
Henry Brevoort 
Hermanus Vangelder 



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>► Assistants 



The Committee Appointed to Examine & scrutiny the Election of 
Alderman of the Out Ward Report that they have Examined the Poll 
of the said Election and several wittnesses and do find that M^ ISaac 
De Riemer by the Majority of Voices of the Inhabitants of the said 
Out Ward is Elected Alderman of [301] the said Ward for the year 
Ensueing. which Report is Approved and Ordered that the said 
ISaac De Riemer be Admitted and sworn into the said Office of 
Alderman of the Out Ward of this City for the year Ensueing. 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N°94 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four 

shilings Current Money of New York in full of 

half A years sallary due & Ending this day and for pen Ink and paper 



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for one year due & Ending the same time as Appears by his Acct. 
which is Audited by this Court and Allowed 

This day the Mayor Attended by John Johnston ESq^ the Ma3'or 
Elect, the Recorder Aldermen Sheriff Assistants Chamberlain Town 
Clerk Assessors Collectors Constables and Other Officers of this Corpo- 
ration about the hour of ten in the forenoon went in their formalities 
from the City Hall to his Majesties Garison Fort George and their 
waited upon his Excellency the Governour in Council where the said 
John Johnston ESq^ was Sworn Mayor of this City and Francis Harison 
ESqf Sheriff of this City and County for the year Ensueing having first 
taken the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead 
of the Oath of Alleigance and supremacy and the Oath Appointed by 
Act of Parliament made in the sixth year of our late sovereign Lady 
Queen Anne Entituled an Act for the security of her Majesties Per- 
son and Government and of the succession to the Crown of Great 
Brittain in the Protestant Line at which time the same Oaths were 
Administred unto the said John Johnston ESq'^ David Jamison ESq^ 
Recorder of the said City and Johannes Jansen ESq^ Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell John Cruger and Jacobus Bayard ESq*"? Aldermen 
as Justices of the Peace of the said City and County and unto William 
sharpas Town Qerk and Clerk of the Peace of the said City and 
County, and thereupon his Excellency the Governour delivered unto 
them tlieir Respective Commissions Accordingly, whereupon the 
Mayor Attended as Aforesaid waited upon his Excellency the Gover- 
nour and Council from thence to Trinity Church where divine service 
was performed and A sermon preached by the Reverend M*" Barclay 
Minister of Albany suitable to the Occasion. From thence the Mayor 
Attended as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where after the 
Ringing of three Bells the Commissions of the Mayor [302] And 
sheriff were published and then they Repaired to the Court Room 
where the Charter and seals were delivered to the New Mayor who 
thereupon Resumed the Chair and then the abovesaid Oaths and Test 
were Administred unto Johannes Jansen Alderman of the south Ward, 
Jacobus Kip Alderman of the North Ward Abraham Wendell Alder- 
man of the East Ward, John Cruger Alderman of the Dock Ward, and 
Jacobus Bayard Alderman of the West Ward Cornelius D Peyster 
Assistant of the south Ward Albert Qock Assistant of the Dock Ward, 
Hermanns Vangelder Assistant of the West Ward, Andries Maer- 
schalck Assistant of the North Ward and John Ryckman Assistant of 
the Out Ward who took their places Accordingly the Oaths for the 
due Execution of their Respective Offices being first Administred 
unto them. 



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The same Oaths with the Oath of Office of A Constable were also 
Administred unto Jeremiah Redding High Constable and the following 
Petty Constables Viz! ' 
East Ward Fredrick Sebring 
West Ward Joseph Wright 
North Ward Phillip Van Borson 
Dock Ward Johannes Van Duerse 
Bowry Jacob Koning 

Harlem Dirck Bensen Jun** 

And Accordingly they Received tlieir Staffs from the old Constables 
who were discharged. 

Memorand. the Alderman of the Out Ward the Assistant of the 
East Ward and the Constable of the south Ward were absent and 
therefore not Sworn. 

Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that this Corporation do forth- 
with Address his Majesty King George on his happy Accession to the 
Crown of Great Brittain and that ^I^ Recorder prepare the same. 

Orderd that Alderman Kip, Alderman Wendell, Alderman Cruger 
M'" Depeyster M^ Cortlandt or any three of them be a Committee to 
Audit the Ace*? of Caleb Heathcote ESq^ late jNIayor of this City, the 
Books and Ace** of the Treasurer and all Other publick Acc*^ of this 
Corporation 

[303] City of ) ^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York( City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 

i6*^ day of October Anno Dom 1714 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell ^ ESq^' Aldermen 

John Cruger 

Jacobus Bayard 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Albert Clock 

Hermanns Vangelder ^Assistants 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Ryckman 

The following Address was three times read and Approved A 
Orderd to be Engrossed and signed by this Corporation and Orderd 
M^ Mayor pray the favour of his Excellency the Governour to Convey 
the same to his most sacred Majesty 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 75 

To His >Iost Excellent Majesty George by the Grace of God 
King of Great Brittain France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c : 

The Humble Address of your Majestys most 
humble dutifull and most Obedient subjects the 
Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of 
the City of New York in your Province of New 
York in America Convened in Common Council 
Great Sovereign 

Your happy and peacefull Accession to the Crowns of Great Brit- 
tain and Ireland and the Territories and Dominions thereunto belong- 
ing (Your Majesties undoubted Right) has filled our hearts with Joy 
and thankfulness to Almighty God the King of Kings who has be- 
stowed upon us such great and signal E>emonstration of his good 
Providence the lasting and firm Assurance of the Enjoyment of our 
Religion and liberties to us and our Posterity 

Wee do not undertake to Enumerate and Express all our firm hopes 
and Expectations from your Majesties good Government [304] but at 
present Confine our selves to an humble and hearty Congratulation to 
your Majesty. Wee prostrate our selves at your Majesties feet and 
promise with all seriousness and fidelity to do our utmost to support 
your Majesty and the protestant succession as by Law Established 
with our lives and fortunes and pray God to give his blessing 
Dated at the City Hall 
October 16*^ 1714. 

Your Majesties Most humble 

Most Dutifull and Most Obedient 
subjects and servants 
John Johnston Mayor 
David Jamison Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell ^Aldermen 

John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius Depeystcr ^ 
Albert Clock 

Hermanns Vangelder p- Assistant [s] 
Andries Maerschaick 
John Ryckman 

Samuell Bayard Chamberlain 

Witt Sharpas Town Clerk 



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76 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Order'd the Treasurer pay to John Vergereau Eighteen Shilings 
to Dennis Hall for himself and his son four & twenty shilings and to 
John Noble Eighteen Shilings for Attending this Corporation as 
Musick on the Kings proclamation day 



City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 

23d day of October Anno Don! 1714 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Jacobus Bayard 
[305] Cornelius Depeyster 

Albert Clock 

HeriTianus Vangelder 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Rycknian 

Order'd that the Committeee Appointed to Examine & State the 
Acct of the Dock &c : made the fourth of August last be Revived and 
that the said Order Appointing the said Committee be and is hereby 
Continued in full force and Vertue. 

Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger 
Alderman Bayard M^ Depeyster & M^ Cortlandt or any four of them 
be A Committee to treat with Persons for Compleating the Wharfs 
and Cleaning of the Dock, and upon what Terms such Persons will 
undertake the same & make their Report with all Convenient Expe- 
dition. 

Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Alderman Ba3rard 
and M^ Depeyster or any three of them be A Committee to Enquire 
what service James Welsh Jockham Roelifse and Roeliffe Roelifse 
have done as a Watch to this City since the first of May last and what 
they deser\^c for their said service and make Report thereof with all 
Convenient Expedition. 

Ordered also that the same Committee do Agree with four able 
Citizens to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City from the first day 
of November Next to the first day of May following and make their 
Report to the Next Common Council 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N°95 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ Treas- 

Warrant Issued urer of this City the sum of twenty Eight pounds 
Eight shilings and Eleven pence half penny Current 
Money of New York for sundry disburstments by him made for 
Illuminations Bonfire Musick Wine &c: on Proclaiming his Majesty 
King George in this City the Eleventh Instant as Appears by his Acct. 
which is Audited & Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N°96 Treasurer to pay to AU Richard Harris or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of Eight pounds four shilings Current 
Money of New York for Expences of this Corpora- 
tion at his house on the ii^^ Instant being the day his Majesty King 
George was proclaimed in this City as Appears by his Acct. which is 
audited by this Court and allowed 

[306] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the publick 

97 Whipper of this City the sum of One pound five 

Warrant Issued shilings Current Money of New York in full of one 

Quarters sallary due & Ending the 24*^ Instant. 

Mr ISaac D Riemer Alderman of the Out Ward and M^ Phillip 
Cortlandt Assistant of the East Ward wxre this day sworn into their 
Offices Respectively having first taken the Oaths directed by Law and 
took their places Accordingly 

City of ) ^-,^-, Att a Meeting of the Mayor Alder- 

New York V men & Assistants at the City Hall of the 

said City on Wensday the 3^ of November 
Anno DonT 1714. 

Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 

Jacobus Kip JESq- Aldermen 

Jacobus Bayard J 

Cornelius Depeyster 
Albert Clock 

Hermanus Vangelder ^ Assistants 

Andries Maerschalck 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fry day Next being the fifth day of November (Gunpowder Treason 

day) it is therefore hereby Ordered that there be A Bonfire that Night 



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at the usual place within this City and seven Gallons of Wine to drink 
the Kings health &c: at the Charge of this Corporation and that the 
Treasurer provide the same. 

[307] City of ^gg 
New York ( 

By thk Mayor and Aldermen 

Assize of Bread 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Viz') 

A White loaf of the finest flower to wcigli two pounds and A Quar- 
ter for four pence half penny 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh ten Ounces for three 
half pence. 

A Wheaten loaf the Courscst Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh two pounds and three Quarters for four pence half 
penny Wheat being at Six Shilings A Hushell. and Order'd that no 
Otiier Bread be made for Sale within this City but According to the 
above Assize (Dislcett only Excepted) & Ordcrd that all Bakers with- 
in the same do take Notice hereof and make their Bread Accordingly. 
Dated at the City Hall the 16*!' day of November in the first year of 
his Majesties Reign Anno Dom 1714. 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 
first day of December Anno Dom 1714. 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'" Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 



Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius Depeystcr 
Albert Clock 
Hernianus \'angelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andrics Maerschalck 
John Rycknjan 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 79 

A Law agT Trading with Soldiers for their Cloths arms or 

ACCOUTREM ENTS 

Be IT Ordaixed by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and [308] As- 
sistants of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and 
it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That from hence- 
forth no Person or Persons whatsoever within this City do Presume 
to buy of any soldier or soldiers of his Majesties Garison within this 
City any of their Arms Accoutrements or Cloths of the King's Livery 
upon any score or Pretence whatsoever upon pain of forfeiting the sum 
of twenty Shilings for Every Offence one half to the Informer and 
the Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corpo- 
ration to be Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder or any one of 
the Aldermen of this City. 

The Committee for Agreeing with Bellmen Re- 
X^oS port that Jockhem Roelifsen and James Welch de- 

Warrant Issued serve for their service as the Watch and Bellmen of 
for 20*» this City from the first of May last to the first of 

November following the sum of Eight pounds Each 
and Roeliff Roelifse the sum of four pounds for the like service as one 
of the said Watch during part of that time. And that they have also 
Agreed with the said Jockhem Roelifse James Welch Roeliffe Roelifse 
and John Carr to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City from the 
first day of November last past to the first day of May Next Ensueing 
for the sum of thirty Six pounds which Report is Approved and 
ORDERrn that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
the said Jockhem Roelifse and James Welch each the sum of Eight 
pounds and to the said Roeliff Roelifse the sum of four pounds for their 
service as Bellmen as Aforesaid 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X° 99 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of Six pounds Nine 

Shilings Current Money of New York being Money 

by him disburst for A Bonfire Wine &c : on the fifth day of November 

last as Appears by his Acc^ which is Audited and Allowed 

[309] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 100 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this City the sum of fourteen pounds seventeen 
Shilings and five pence half penny Current Monc\ 
of New York being Money due unto him to Ballance and by him dis- 
burst for tlie use of this Corporation over and above the Money he has 



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Received for the use of this City from the 14*'^ of October 171 3 to 
the 14*^^ of October 1714 as Appears by A Report of the Auditors of 
Accts upon an Audit of his yearly Acct for the year abovesaid which is 
Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° loi Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of 

Warrant Issued this City -or Order the sum of five pounds Nine 
Shilings Current Money of New York being for one 
Quarter of a years sallary due and Ending the 14^^ of October last, 
for Levelling the West Side of the Dock and to keep the same 
Levelled from time to time untill the first day of July Next and for 
three Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 
by this Court & Allowed. 

The Petition of John Parmyter was read praying Liberty to lay A 
Drain from his house in Beaver Street into the Drain in the broad 
Street and that no person have Liberty to make use of his Drain with- 
out Contributing to the Charge thereof, which Petition is Granted the 
Said John Parmyter Contributing to the Charge of the Drain in the 
broad Street and the Contributions to his Drain in Beaver Street to 
be made and Regulated as this Court from time to time Shall direct 

Orderd that no Carman whatsoever within this City do hereafter 
presume to Ride or sitt in his Cart in any of the Streets of this City 
by Vertue of any Lycense or Liberty whatsoever any former Law 
Order or Usage to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding 

The Petition of Dirck Adolph the Lessee of the ferry was read 
praying an Abatement of his Rent for sundry Reasons therein sett 
forth. It is therefore hereby Ordered that the sum of one and thirty 
pounds ^ Annum be Abated to the said Dirck [310] Adolph of the 
said Rent for the Term to Come of the said Lease of the ferry to Com- 
mence from the twenty fifth day of December Instant provided he pays 
his Arrearages of Rent now due without delay and that for the future 
he pay his Rent punctually at the Respective Quarter days of payment 
and fullfill his Other Covenants, Otherwise this Order to be Void. 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer and Cyder 
BY Retail 
Be it Ordained by the IMayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that no Retailor or 
Retailors of Strong Liquors within this Corporation do hereafter pre- 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 8i 

Measures duely sealed According to Law under the penalty of Six 
Shilings for every Offence one half to the Informer and the Other 
half to the use of this Corporation to be Recovered before the Mayor 
or Recorder or any of the Aldermen of this City 

City of ) ,^,^ An' A Common Council held at the 

New York^ City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

21*** day of December Anno DoiH 1714 

Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip J^ESq" Aldermen 

John Cruger '^ ^ 

Jacobus Bayard 

Cornelius D Peyster 

Albert Clock 

Hermanns Vangelder ^Assistants 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Ryckman 

[311] The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corpo- 
ration were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and Pub- 
lished and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue 
for three Month [s] from & After the date hereof. (Vizt) 

for the Observation of the Lords day 
Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Licence 
Surveyors of the City 
To Prevent fire 
Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 
Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their Passengers 
Common Council to Appear upon summons 
Guagers Packers and Cullers 
Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws & Orders for the Governmt of the Dock and Slips 
Law ag^ firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law agi Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 
Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 
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Law Imposing A fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 
Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City 
Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 
Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 
Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law agt digging holes and Cutting Sodds on the Commons 
Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 
Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution. 
Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 
Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 
Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys in the City of New 
York 

Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 
Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 
Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in ye : 
City of N. Y. 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month 
Law Appointing A Markett place in the broad Street. 
A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

[312] A Law for Increasing the Markett 
A Law for Marking of Bread 
A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 
A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the Night time 
A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 
A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law Prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 
A Law agi Trading with Soldiers for their Cloths Arms or Accou- 
trements 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to John Le Chevalier of this City 

202 [102] Joyner or Order the sum of Six pounds Eight Shil- 

Warrant Issued ings Current Money of New York in full for work 

and Materialls by him found and performed for the 

use of this Corporation for fixing Illuminations in the City Hall on 

Proclaiming his Majesty King George in this City in October last 

which by this Court is allowed. 



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Ordered that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger 
Alderman Bayard M*" Depeyster and M^ Cortlandt or any four of them 
be A Committee to Agree with Cap* Symes for purchasing of the 
Crane and if he will not sell it on Reasonable Terms that the said 
Committee Order him forthwith to Remove the same and if he Refuses 
so to do that they Cause the same Crane to be Removed of the Ground 
of this Corporation 

Order'd that the Committee for Auditing the publick Acc^* be 
Allowed their Reasonable Expences at such times as they are on the 
business & service of this Corporation 



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New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

4*^ day of January Anno DoITT 1 714 [-15] 

Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
[313] Cornelius De Peyster ^ 

Albert Clock 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Ryckman 

It being Represented to this Court by the Church Wardens & Over- 
seers of the poor that they have no Money in their hands to Support 
the poor who are in great want and that the sum of fifteen pounds 
would be sufficient to supply them untill A Levy can be made for their 
support, it is therefore Resolved by this Court that if the said Church 
Wardens will Advance the said sum of fifteen pounds for the Main- 
tainance of the said poor that this Court will Recommend the Repay- 
ment thereof to the Next Justices and Vestry men with the usual 
Interest for the same. 

Resolved that Anthony Ham be Allowed the sum of thirty pounds 
^ Annum for the time he has been deputed by this Court to take 
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City of ^ j-.^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 

15th day of January Anno Dom I7i4[-I5]. 

Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius D : Peyster 
Albert Clock 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Ryckman 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 

pay to Francis Harison ESqf Sheriff of the City and County [314] 

the sum of seven pounds one shiling and five pence 

N° 103 Current Money of New York in full of disburstments 

Warrant Issued by him made for Repairing the Gaol of this City 

& County in August & December last as Appears by 

his Accounts & Vouchers which are Audited and Allowed 

Cap* Charles Pinkethman having done many Considerable services 
for this City in the late Warr as Commander of A Private Ship of 
Warr Called the Hunter Gaily it is therefore hereby Orderd that this 
Court do Compliment the said Charles Pinkethman with the freedom 
of this Corporation 

Order'd that Capt. Henry Holland & Lieut. Garland have the free- 
dom of this Corporation Gratis 

The Committee for Examining the Accts of the Dock Report they 
have Examined the Ace*? of M*" Anthony Ham the Dock Master from 
November 1712 untill the first of November 1714 and find there Re- 
mains due to this Corporation (the disburstments and M^ Ham's Sal- 
lary paid) the sum of Eighty pounds fourteen Shilings which Report 
is Approved and Order d the said Anthony Ham do Collect the Arrears 
and pay all the said Money into the hands of the Treasurer of this 
City for the use of this Corporation 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 85 

The Committee for Agreeing for the Crane with 
N^ 104 Capt symes Report they have Agreed with the said 

Warr^ Issued Capt Symes for the Purchase of the said Crane Mate- 
rials & Appurtenances thereunto belonging for the 
sum of thirty two pounds Current Money of New York for which sum 
he is to have A Warrant upon the Treasurer which Report is Approved 
and Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
the said Capt symes the said sum of thirty two pounds in full Con- 
sideration of the said Crane Materialls and Appurtenances thereunto 
belonging and Ordered the same Committee Receive the Possession 
thereof forthwith for the use of this Corporation 

The Committee for auditing the Acc^, of M^ Ebenezer Willson Re- 
port he is Indebted to this Corporation thirty six [315] pounds four- 
teen shilings and three pence Current Money of New York Ordered 
the Treasurer wait upon him to Receive the same. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N^ urer to pay to M^ John De Honeur or Order the sum 

105 of five pounds two Shilings Current Money of New 

Warr^ Issued York it being for Expences at his house at several 

times of the Committee for Auditing the publick Accts 

of this Corporation as Appears by his Acct. which was Audited by this 

Court & allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer 

106 of this City the sum of two pounds seventeen shil- 

Warrant Issued ings and six pence Curr* Money of New York for 

Money by him disburst for paying the Taxes of the 

ferry house in Kings County as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 

and Allowed 

Order'd the Treasurer deliver to M'" William Anderson late Treas- 
urer of this City the Release in his Custody under the seal of this 
Corporation and his Bond for the performance of his Office the said 
M*" Anderson having paid the Ballance of his Ace*. 

By the Mayor and Aldermen 
Assize of Bread 
Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth 
(Vizt) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh thirteen Ounces for three 
half pence 



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A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh two pounds thirteen 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds and seven ounces for four pence half 
penny wheat being at four shilings and six pence ^ Bushell. Ordered 
also [316] that all Bakers within this City do take Notice hereof & 
make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the 15*1^ day 
of January Anno Dom 1714. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on fryday the 
4*^^ day of february Anno Don! I7i4[-i5] 



j^ESq^^ Aldermen 



Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Phillip Cortlandt S 

Andries Maerschalck L Assistants. 
Hermanus Vangelder J 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the Publick 

Whipper of this City the sum of one pound five 

shilings Current Money of New York in full of one 

Quarter of a Years sallary due and Ending the twenty fourth day of 

January last past. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 108 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of 

Warrant Issued this City or Order the sum of two pounds ten shil- 
ings Current Money of New York in full of one 
quarter of a Years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of 
January last past. 

Ordered that Alderman Kip and M^ Maerschalck be A Committee 
to View the City Hall and the Goals and to Cause such Ncssessary 
Repairs to be made therein for preserving the foundation S:c: as to 
them shall seem meet. 



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[317] City of ) ^,^, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

22^ day of March Anno Dom I7i4[-i5] 

Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Jacobus Bayard 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Cortlandt 

By the Mayor and Aldermen 
Assize of Bread 
Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Viz!) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh Sixteen Ounces for three 
half pence 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh 
MeHT the Bakers three pounds two Ounces for four pence half 
Refused to Bake at penny 

this Assize affirming A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only 

wheat was at 4/6 taken out and not Otherwise to weigh three 
^ Bushell pounds fourteen Ounces for four pence half 

penny wheat being at four Shilings ^ Bushell 
and Ordered that no Other Bread be made for sale within tliis City 
but According to the above Assize (Biskett only Excepted) and ( k- 
der'd that all Bakers within the same do take Notice hereof and make 
their Bread Accordingly, dated at the City Hall the 22^ day of March 
Anno Donl 1714 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ 109 Treasurer to pay to Alderman Jacobus Kip or 

Warrant Issued Order the sum of twenty pounds Sixteen Shilings 

and three half pence Current Money of New York 

being Money by him disburst for Repairing the Gaols in the City Hall 

as Appears by his Account which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered that all Retailers of Strong Liquors within this City, do 
pay thirty Shilings for each Lycensc. Eighteen Shilings thereof to the 



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use of this Corporation, and the Rest for fees, and that the Treasurer 
pay the Officers their fees Accordingly 

[318] Ordered that the Town Clerk deliver the Common Council 

Books of this Corporation to the Committee for Auditing of the pub- j 

lick ace''* as often as they Shall have Occasion for them or demand the | 

same and this Order Shall be unto him A sufficient Warrant for so I 

doing. 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation ' 

were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and published and \ 

Ordered to be Continue & Remain in full force and Vertue for three \ 
Months from and after the date hereof (Viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Ace* of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon Summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 

Law ag* firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law ag* Killing Cattle any where but at the Slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law imposing A fine upon Such as refuse to Watch. 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common sewer 

Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law ag* digging holes & Cutting sodds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 



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Law for paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys in the City of New 

York 

Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 
Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 

[319] Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 

the City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month. 

Law Appointing A Markett place in the Broad Street. 

A Law for Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 

Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 

A Law Prohibiting the sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law against trading with Soldiers for their Cloths Arms or 

Accoutrem*' 

A Law for Regulating the sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail. 



City of ) ^5, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York( City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 

second day of April Anno DoITT 171 5 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Johnston ESqf Recorder 

ISaac De Riemer 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Jacobus Bayard 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Albert Clock 



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A J • TUT 1. 1 1 ^Assistants 
Andnes Maerschalck 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Upon Application of M^ Jeremiah Callcutt it is Resolved by this 
Court that the Land from the Lott of the Said Jeremiah Callcutt from 
High water to Low water Mark on Hudsons River be Granted unto the 



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said Jeremiah Callcutt his Heirs and Assigns for ever under the yearly 
Rent of five Shilings, he Covenanting for himself his Heirs and As- 
signs to make A Wharfe or Street fronting Hudsons River Aforesaid 
of forty foot wide to Remain A publick Street for ever, & that he his 
Heirs and Assigns do keep the same in Repair. And it is hereby 
Ordered that the Surveyor of this City lay out the same and make 
Report thereof to the Next Common Council. 

[320] Order'd that all the Fences in the Out Ward of this City be 
made as foUoweth (Viz*) The Outside fences to be five Rails and four 
foot and A half high and the Partition fences to be four Rails and four 
foot high and not Otherwise and that all the fences without Stockadoes 
of this City be under the same Regulation 

Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth 
(VizO 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh fourteen Ounces for 
three half pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh two pounds fourteen 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest bran only taken out & not Other- 
wise to weigh to weigh three pounds eight Ounces for four pence half 
penny wheat being at four Shilings and three pence ^ Bushell and 
Ordered that no Other Bread be made for sale within this City but 
According to the above Assize (Biskett only Excepted) and Order'd 
that all Bakers within the same do take Notice hereof and make their 
Bread Accordingly Dated at the City Hall the second day of April 
Anno Dom 1715 

City of ) ^« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

7*^ day of April Anno DoITT 171 5 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison Esq' Recorder 
Johannes Janscn 

Abraham Wendell ^ ESq" Aldermen 
John Cruger 
Albert Clock 

Hermanns Vangelder I a • . x 
Phillip Cortlandt !-Ass.stants 

John Ryckman 



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[321] Ordered A Bonfire be made this day at the usual place within 
this City and that seven Gallons of wine be provided to drink the Kings 
health &c : at the Charge of this Corporation, it being A day Appointed 
by his Excellency the Governour A day of General Thanksgiving for 
his Majesties happy and Peacable Accession to the Throne of Great 
Brittain. and that the Treasurer provide the same. 



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Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 
25*? day of May Anno Dom 171 5 

John Johnston ESq*" ^layor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip ^ ESq" Aldermen 

Jacobus Bayard 

Albert Clock 

Andries Maerschalck 

Phillip Cortlandt 

John Ryckman 



Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N°iio Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued or Order the sum of ten pounds Current Money of 

New York being in full of half A years Sallary due 

& Ending the fourteenth day of April last as Appears by his Acct which 

is Audited by this Court and Allowed 

Ordered the Town Clerk purchase A Book for the Records of the 
Mayors Court. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
North Ward of this City for the Election of A fitt Person in the said 
Ward to serve in the Office of Collector of the Said Ward untill the 
fourteenth day of October Next in the Room of David Cuningham who 
is departed this Province and that the said Election be made to Morrow 
between the hours of Nine & Eleven in the forenoon 

[322] Ordered that susannah Wood have A Lycence (to Retail Strong 
Liquors) Gratis being an Object of Charity 



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By the Mayor & Aldermen 

Assize of Bread 

ORDiiRD the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth 
(Vizi) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh fifteen Ounces for three 
half pence and A soft Biskett of the finest flower seven ounces for three 
farthings 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh three pounds for four 
pence half penny 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds twelve Ounces for four pence half penny 
wheat being at four Shilings ^ Bushell And Order'd that no Other 
Bread be made for sale within this City than According to the above 
Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and that all Bakers within this 
City do take Notice hereof and make their Bread Accordingly Dated 
at the City Hall the 25*t day of May Anno Dom 1715. 

Order'd that on Saturday Next their be A Bonfire at the usual 
place within this City and ten Gallons of wine and the City Hall 
Illuminated at the Charge of this Corporation & that the Treasurer 
provide and take Care the same be performed it being the Anniversary 
of his Majesties Birth day. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 1 1 1 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of 

Warrant Issued this City or Order the sum of two pounds Nineteen 
Shilings Current Money of New York it being in 
full of A Quarter of A Years Sallary due and ending the fourteenth 
day of April last and for three Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his 
Acct which is Audited by this Court and Allowed. 

[323] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° 1 12 Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper publick Whipper 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order twenty five Shilings Current 

Money of New York in full of A Quarter of A Years 
sallary due and ending the 24}^ day of April last. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N®ii3 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ Treas- 

Warrant Issued urer of this City or Order the sum of six pounds 

seven shilings and Nine pence Current Money of 

New York it being for A Bonfire and Other Expences thereat on the 

fifth day of April last being A day of publick thanksgiving for his 



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Majesties happy and peaceable Accession to the Crown of Great 
Brittain &c: 

Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Alderman Bayard & 
M'' Depeyster be A Committee to Agree with four able Citizens to be 
the Watch and Bellmen of this City from the first day of June Next 
Ensueing to the first day of November following & that all the Mem- 
bers of this Court that Shall be present at the said Committee have 
Voices and make Report thereof to the Next Common Council 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N®ii4 Treasurer to pay to Jockem Roelifse James Welch 

Warrant Issued RoeliflF Roelifse and John Carr or Order the sum of 
forty one pounds Six Shilings & Eight pence Cur- 
rent Money of New York in full of their sallary and wages as the 
Watch and Bellmen of this City to the first day of June Next Ensue- 
ing. 

The Surveyor of this City has Returned A Draft of the Land 
Agreed by this Court on the second day of April last past to be 
Granted to Jeremiah Callcutt in the Rear of his Lott fronting to Hud- 
sons River from High water to Low water Marke which is Approved 
& Order'd M^ Mayor Execute A Grant for the same under the seal 
of this Corporation to the said Jeremiah Callcutt his Heirs and Assigns 
for ever for the yearly Rent of five Shilings upon the like Covenants 
& Conditions as are Mentioned in the Grant to John Rodman for Land 
Granted unto him by this Corporation from High water to low water 
marke fronting Hudsons River aforesaid 



[324] City of ] ^^ Att a CoHTon Council held at the 



New York \ City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 

17*? day of June anno Domini 1715 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Jacobus Bayard 
John Cruger 
Cornelius D. Peyster 
Albert Clock 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Cortlandt 



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The Conimitte[e] for Agreeing with Bellmen Report that they have 
agreed with Jockem Roelifsen Roeliff Roelifsen James Welch and 
John Carr to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City from the first day 
of this Instant June to the first day of November next Ensueing for 
the sum of twenty Six pounds thirteen Shillings and four pence Cur- 
rent Money of New York to be paid When the service is performed 
which Report is Aproved and order'd that the Said Jockem Roelifsen 
Roeliff Roelifsen James Welsh and John Carr be and are hereby 
Appointed the Watch and bellmen of this City for the Term before 
Mentioned. 

ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer to pay to John Parmyter or order the 

115 sum of seven pounds seventeen Shillings and nine 
Warrant Issued pence Current Money of New York for Expences of 

this Corporation at his house on the 28*^ day of May 
last being the Kings Birth day as appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and Allowed. 

ORDER D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard Esq^ Treas- 

116 urer of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds 
Warrant Issued three Shillings and seven pence Current Money of 

New York it being Money by him disburst for a Bon- 
fire Wine Illuminations and other Expences at the Bonfire on the 28^1? 
day of May last being his Majestyes Birth day as appears by his 
Account which is Audited and Allowed. 

order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer to pay to Samuel Bayard Esq'' Treas- 

117 urer of this City or Order the sum of forty pounds 
Warrant Issued seven shillings Current Money of New York it be- 
ing for the Purchase of a standard of a Brass half 

bushell A Brass peck A brass half peck a brass Wine Gallon a brass 
Winchester quart a brass yard a Beam [325] with Copper Scales fitted 
for Standards A pile of Standing Troy Weights a sett of Penny 
Weights fees for sealing the Weights and Measures, for the Certifi- 
cate and a Box for the scales and other Charges which amount unto 
seventeen pounds Eight shillings and Eight pence sterling which with 
the Advance of 105 ? ^1 O on the said standards amounts to the afore- 
said sum of forty pounds seven shillings Current Money of New York 
as appears by his account which is Audited and Allowed he the said 
samuel Bayard Delivering the same standards to this Corporation or 
their order When he Shall be thereunto Required. 



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order'd M^ Recorder draw a bill obliging every particular Ward 
within this City by it self to make Good the Damages to be sustained 
by the Insolvency of the Collectors of y^ publick Taxes Whom they 
Respectively Choose and that the same be Delivered to the Represen- 
tatives of this Corporation or some of them to be past into a Law by 
the Generall Assembly. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 
27^ day of July Anno Don! 171 5 



Present 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



. Assistants. 



N° n8 
Warrant Issued 



John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Jacobus Bayard 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Cortlandt 
John Ryckman 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

of this City or Order the sum of two pounds ten 

shilings Current Money of New York being for the 

like sum by him paid for a Book for Records of the Mayors Court of 

this City as Appears by his Acci which is Audited by this Court and 

Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N?ii9 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of 

Warrant Issued this City or Order the sum of two pounds thirteen 
Shilings Currt Money of New York being for [326] 
A Quarter of A Years sallary due and Ending the 14*^ Instant and 
for A Journey to Harlem as Appears by his Acct which is Audited by 
this Court and Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* 120 Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper Publick 

Warrant Issued Whipper of this City or Order the sum of one 
pound five shilings Curr* Money of New York be- 
ing for one Quarter of A Years sallary due and ending the 24*^ Instant 
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The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
after the Ringing of three Bells and Order 'd to be Continue and Re- 
main in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the 
date hereof (Vizt) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to Keep publick houses without Lycence 

surveyors of the City 

to Prevent Fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established every three Monlhs 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and slips 

Law ag^ Firing Guns in the Streets &c: 

Law ag* Killing Cattle any where but at the slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the slaughter houses 

Law Imposing A Fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common sewer 

swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law ag* digging holes and Cutting sods on the Commons 

Law for Preventing frauds in Firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 
&c: 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 
[327] Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys in the Citv of New 
York 

Law prohibiting swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of the Streets of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 
Cityof N: York 

Common Council to meet the first frvdav in Everv Month 



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Law Appointing A Markett place in the Broad Street. 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 

A Law prohibiting the sale of Meal by Measure. 

A Law prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law agt Trading with Soldiers for their Cloths Arms or Accou- 
trements 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer and Cyder by Retaile. 

A Law for Regulating of Fences in the Bowry Division 

A Law for Regulating & Establishing of fees for the Inviters to 
Funerals. 

A Law for Regulating of Fences in the Bowry 
Division of the Out Ward 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same That all the Fences in 
the Bowry Division of the Out Ward of this City be made and upheld 
in Manner following (Viz*) The Outside fences to be of four Rails 
and four foot and A half High and the Partition fences to be of three 
Rails and four foot high and not Otherwise and that all the fences 
without the Stockadoes of this City be According to the same Regula- 
tion 

A Law for Regulating & Establishing of Fees 
for the Inviters to Funerals. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council [328] And 
it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That the fees of 
the Persons who are Inviters to funerals be and are hereby Regulated 
and Established in Manner following (Viz*) for Inviting to the 
funeral of Every Person of twenty Years of Age and Upward Eighteen 
Shilings for Every Person above twelve years of Age and under twenty 
Years twelve Shilings and for every Person under twelve years of 
Age Eight Shilings Current Money of New York and no more and 
that the said Inviters take Notice hereof and Conform themselves 
Accordingly 

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Ordered that the Revenue of the Dock or so much thereof as shall 
be wanting for the use hereafter Mentioned be and is hereby Appropri- 
ated for Repairing the Common sewer at the south End of the Broad 
Street, and Ordered also that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip M"" 
Depeyster and M^ Cortlandt or any three of them be A Committer to 
have the said Common sewer put in good and sufficient Repair with 
all Convenient Expedition 

Order'd that M^ Recorder do Commence Actions at Law in the 
Name of this Corporation against all such Persons as are Indebted 
thereunto and that the Treasurer do Inform him who are Debtors to 
this Corporation and deliver to him all such Ace*? Papers and Special- 
ties as may be Requisite for prosecuting the same Actions at Law with 
Effect. 

Ordered Nemine Contra dicente that there be A bonfire at the usual 
place within this City on the first day of August Next at the Charge 
of this Corporation and the usual quantity of Wine it being the Anni- 
versary day of his Majesties happy Accession to the Crown of Great 
Brittain &c : and that the Treasurer provide the same. 

Order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 121 Treasurer to pay to M^* Jane Cooley Widow or Or- 

Warrant Issued der the sum of Six pounds Current Money of New 
York being for Iron and smiths work done and per- 
formed by her late husband in his life time about the Great Guns and 
fortifications of this City as Appears by her Acc^ which is allowed 

[329] City of I ^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkl City Hall of the Said City on Teusday the 

29*1^ Day of September Anno Don! 1715. 

Present John Johnston Esq'' Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
John Ryckman 

Pursuant to the warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this Day one 



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Alderman one Assistant two Assessors one Collector and one petty 
Constable in the five Wards on the south side of the ffresh Water And 
one Alderman one Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two petty 
Constables and four surveyors of high wayes for the out Ward of the 
said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the Said Ward to 
serve in their Respective offices for the year Ensueing According to the 
usage Laws and Ordinances of the said City and Accordingly the 
same Day Return was made thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon 
to the Office of Town Clerk of the said City under the hands and Seals 
of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenor of the aforesaid 
Warrants as followeth (vizt) 

'Johannes Jansen 

Cornelius De Peystcr 

Augustus Jay 

Johannes Meyer 

Fredrick Willemse 
^ Jacob Marius Groen 
'Jacobus Kip 

Andries Maerschalck 

Anthony Kip 



South Ward 



[330] 



North Ward 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 



Dock Ward 



East Ward -< 



Westward -< 



\\'illiam Roseboom 
David Coseart 
Thomas Noxon 
John Cruger 
Oliver Teller 
Franse Gerbrantse 
Wessell Wessells 
Abraham Boelen 
Peter Van Dyck 

p Abraham Wendell 
Phillip Cortlandt 
John Van Home 
Alexander Moore 
Anthony Lynch 
George Cock 
Hermanns V^an Gelder 
William Roome 
Barent De freest 
Johannes Vangelder 
Jacob Jervereau 

^Benjamin Peck 



Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
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Out Ward 



ISaac De Riemer 
John Ryckman 
samuell Kip 
Garret Oncklebag 
Hendrick Brevoort 
Harman Vanhoese 
Cornelius Somerdyck 
Peter Oblinus 
Hendrick Oblinis 
Isaac Meyer 
Zachariah Syckells 
Barent Waldron 



Alderman 
Assistant 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
Surveyors of 
high ways 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
) Surveyors of 
\ high ways 



for the 
y Bowry 
Division 



for Harlem 
^ Division 



[331] His Excellency in Council this Day has appointed John Johnston 
EsqT Mayor of this City and ffrancis Harrison Esq'^ Sheriff of this 
City for the year Ensueing. 

Mr Mayor has been pleased to appoint Mr George Cock to be high 
Constable of this City for the year Ensueing. And order'd the Mayor 
Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the East Ward to make Choice 
of another fitt person to serve in the office of Constable of the said 
Ward on Wednesday Next in the Room of the said Mr Cock. 

Resolved that Samuel Bayard Esq"^ be and is hereby Elected to be 
Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City for the year Ensueing. 

Whereas Garret onclebag is this Day Elected to serve in the 
office of Collector of the Bowry Division & Hendrick Brevoort is 
also Elected Constable in the Said Division which persons have Re- 
spectively served in the office of Assistant of this Corporation being a 
Superior office it is therefore hereby ordered that M^ Mayor Issue his 
Warrant to the Alderman of the out Ward to make CTioice of proper 
Persons to serve in the Said Offices for the year Ensueing and that 
the Said Election be on Wednesday Next. 

Menl. the Minutes of Common Council 
made ye: 7^ day of October 1715 were Omitted 
to be Entred here but are Entred page 343 as 
Alsip,the:Assize of Bread [See pp. 112, 113.] 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK loi 

City of ) ^5, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the City of New York on fry- 

day the 14'^ day of October Anno Donl 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
[332] Cornelius De Peyster 

Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Cortlandt 
John Ryckman 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 



> ESq*^ Aldermen. 



>- Assistants 



This day the Mayor being Attended by the Recorder Aldermen 
sheriff Assistants Town Clerk Assessors Collectors High Constable 
Petty Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation According to 
the usual formality Marched from the City Hall about the hour of ten 
in the forenoon & waited upon his Excellency the Govemour in Coun- 
cil at his Majesties Fort where the said Mayor John Johnson ESq^ 
was sworn Mayor and Francis Harison ESq^ sheriff of this City for 
the year Ensueing and also at the same time the said John Johnston 
ESqf ISaac De Riemer Johannes Jansen Jacobus Kip Abraham Wen- 
dell John Cruger & Hermanns Vangelder ESq" were sworn Justices 
of the Peace of the City and County of New York before the Adminis- 
tration of which Oaths his Excellency the Governour deliver'd unto 
the Aforesaid Mayor sheriff & Justices their Respective Commissions. 
Whereupon his Excellency the Govemour and Council and the said 
Mayor and Corporation Attended as Aforesaid went from thence to 
Trinity Church where after Divine service A sermon was preached to 
this Corporation by the Reverend M^ Jinny [Robert Jenney] Curate of 
the said Church which Ended the Corporation waited on his Excellency 
the Governour to the Fort and from thence proceeded to the City Hall 
where after the Ringing of three Bells the Commission of the Mayor 
Clerk of the Markett and Water Bayliff and the sheriffs Commission 
were published and then the Corporation Repaired to the Common 



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Council Chamber and the ^layor having Resumed the Chair the Usual 
Oaths by Law Appointed were Administred unto ISaac De Riemer 
Alderman of the Out Ward, Johannes Jansen Alderman of the south 
Ward, Jacobus Kip Alderman of the North Ward Abraham Wendell 
Alderman of the East Ward, John Cruger Alderman of the Dock Ward 
and Hermanns Vangelder Alderman of the West Ward Cornelius De 
Peyster Assistant of the south Ward Andrics ]Maerschalck Assistant of 
the North Ward [333] Phillip Cortlandt Assistant of the East Ward 
John Ryckman Assistant of the Out Ward Oliver Teller Assistant of 
the Dock Ward and William Roome Assistant of the West Ward who 
took their places Accordingly 

The same Oaths with the Oath of Office of A Constable were also 
Administred unto George Cock High Constable and the following 
Petty Constables (Viz*) 

East Ward Nathaniell Lynns 

West Ward 

North Ward Thomas Noxon 

South Ward Jacob Marius Groen 

Dock Ward James Yon 

Bowry Teunis Van Vechte 

Harlem ISaac Meyer 

And Accordingly they Received their Staffs from the old Constables 
who were discharged Except Joseph Wright Constable of the West 
Ward, Benjamin Peck the Constable Elect being gone to Boston. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** 122 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four 

shilings Current Money of New York it being for 
half A Years sallary ending this day and for Pen Ink and Paper for 
one year ending the same time as Appears by his Acct. which is 
Audited by this Court and allowed 

Ordered there be A Bonfire at the Usual place within this City 
on Thursday Next the twentieth Instant at the Charge of this Corpora- 
tion being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation and that the 
Treasurer provide the same with the Usual quantity of Wine. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* 123 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq'' Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of Eight pounds 

twelve shilings and one penny half penny Current 
Money of New York being Money by him laid out and Expended for 



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103 



A Bonfire Wine &c : on the first of August last being the Anniversary 
of his Majesties happy Accession to the Crown as Appears by his 
Acct. which is Audited and Allowed 



[334] City of 
New York 



Present 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
24*1* Day of November Anno Doin 1715. 



Esq^ Aldermen 



Assistants 



John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Cornelius De Peyster 

John Ryckman 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Jochem Roelifsen Roeliffe 
Roelifsen James Welsh And John Carr Bellmen of 
this City or Order the sum of Twenty Six pounds 
thirteen Shillings and four pence Currant Money of 
New York in full of their Salary & wages As the bellmen and Watch 
of this City from the first Day of June last to the first Day of Novem- 
ber Instant According to Order of Common Council which is Allowed. 
order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip and Mf Depeyster 
be a Committee to agree with four able Citizens to be the Watch and 
bellmen of this City from the first Day of November Instant to the 
first Day of May Next Ensueing And that all the Members of this 
Court that Shall be present at the Said Committee have voices and 
make Report thereof to the next Common Council. 

[335] ORDERED tlie Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Samuel Bayard Esq'" Treas- 
urer of this City or Order the sum of Six pounds 
four shillings and six pence Current Money of New 
York being Money by him laid out & Expended for 
a Bonfire Wine &c: on the Twentieth Day of October last being the 



No 

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aniversary of his Majesties Coronation as appears by his Account which 
is Auditted and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to Johannes Jansen Esq'" or Order 

126 the Sum of Forty Two pounds Eleven Shillings and 
Warrant Issued seven pence half penny Current Money of New 

York out of the Revenue of the Dock pursuant to A 
former Order of Common Council it being for Boards Rafters nailes 
Carpenters Work Labourers Cartidge and other Materials And Ex- 
pences laid out and Expended in making the Common Sewer at the 
south End of the Broad Street as appears by his Ace* of the particulars 
thereof which is Audited & Allowed. 

order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of this City 

127 or Order the Sum of three pounds fourteen Shillings 
Warri Issued and Ten pence half peny Currant Money of New York 

it being in full for one Quarters Sallary Due And End- 
ing the fourteenth of October last for three Journeys to Harlem for 
Levelling the Earth near the City Hall & for mending and hinges to 
the Justices Seat in the Court Room as appears by his Acct which is 
Auditted and Allowed by this Court. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N° urer to pay to Richard Cooper the Common Whipper 

128 of this City or order the Sum of one pound five 
Warr* Issued Shillings Current money of New York in full of one 

Quarters Sallary due and Ending the Twenty fourth 
Day of October last as appears by his Account which is Allowed. 

order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N® urer to pay to the Reverend M^ Jinny [Robert Jenney] 

129 or Order the sum of three pounds Currant money of 
Warr* Issued New York being for preaching before this Corporation 

on the fourteenth of October last. 

[336] The following Laws Ordinances & Orders of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established & published after 
the Ringing of Three bells and Ordered to be Continue and Remaine 



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in full force and vertue for three months from and after the Date 
hereof (vizt) 

For the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

to prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established every three months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their passengers 

Common Council to appear upon Summons 

Guagers packers and Cullers 

Freemen and apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Governmt of the Dock and Slips 

Law ag* fireing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law agt killing Catle any where but at the Slaughter houses 

Catle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposing a Fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City. 

Law prohibiting Hawkers and pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine prohibited to Run at large. 

Law agt Digging holes & Cutting Sodds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates &c : 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers packers and Cullers 

Law for paving the Streets lanes and Allyes in the City of New 
York 

Law prohibiting swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the posts out of the Streets of this City 
[337] Law for Regulating y^ office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in y^ 
Cityof N: York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in every month 

Law appointing a Market place in the Broad Street 

A Law Appointing a place for the more Convenient hiring of Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the market 

A Law for marking of Bread 



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A Law for Regulating Indentures of apprentischip 
A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the night time 
A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 
A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meale by Measure 
A Law prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 
A Law ag* Trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths arms or Accou- 
trements 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of beer and Cyder by Retaile 
A Law for Regulating of Fences in the Bowry Divission 
A Law for Regulating & Establishing of fees for y^ Inviters to 
Funerals. 

The Committee for Auditing the Treasurers Books and Ace*? have 
made their Report in haec verba (Viz*) 

Wee Underwritten Auditors of the City Accounts have Examined 
the Cash Ace! of Samuel Bayard City Treasurer from the fourteenth 
of October one Thousand seven hundred And fourteen to the four- 
teenth of October one Thousand seven hundred and fifteen and find 
that he has Received for the City use During that time the Sum of 
Three hundred Twenty pounds three Shillings and five pence fartlring 
& in Contra thereof paid the Sum of three hundred Twenty one 
pounds Six Shillings and Eleven pence half penny So that there Re- 
mains Due to him which he has more paid then Received, The sum of 
one pound three Shillings And Six pence farthing which is Submitted 

by 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Which Report is Approved 



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I City of ) ^j;, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 



yESq" Aldermen 



20*** day of December Anno DoITT 171 5 

Present John Johnston ESq*^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Cornelius D: Peyster" 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 



X 



> Assistants. 



This day the following Association was read and subscribed by this 
Court (Viz!) 

His most Sacred Majesty King George our Sole And undoubted 
Rightfull and Lawfull Soveraign, having from the throne Informed his 
high Court of Parliament that he had full Assurance that the late 
Rebellious Tumults in Great Brittain were only the prelude to the 
Intended Invasion of his Dominions by a Popish Pretender to his 
Crown and his Associates. We Who have hereto Subscribed our 
Names, In Duty to God and our King and due Regard to our holy 
Religion our Country And Posterity do solemnly Declare and promise 
that we will to the utmost of our power And Ability Support Main- 
tain and Defend his Majesties Rightfull & Lawfull Title to the Sover- 
aignty of Great Brittain And all other the Dominions and Territories 
thereto Belonging against the Said Pretender and all other Pretenders 
whatsoever their Associates and Abettors, And we do further in the 
most Solemn manner promise and Ingage to one Another that we will 
Cheerfully and Readily Joyn together when thereto Required by Law- 
full Authority at such place within this Province & in such manner as 
Shall be by the Said Authority Appointed to Oppose and Suppress all 
such Efforts as Shall be made by the secret or Avowed friends or 
Abettors of the said Pretender and their Adherents to the Disturbance 
of his Majesties Government and the peace and Tranquility of his 
Subjects In Testimony of the Sincerity of our hearts we have hereto 
Affixed our hands. 



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[339] ^I^ Stephen Delancey late one of the Representatives of this 
Corporation in Generall Assembly having given to this Corporation 
the Sum of fifty pounds Currant money of this Colony which was paid 
unto him for his Sallary as a Representative as aforesaid to be Dis- 
posed of for the use of this Corporation as this Court And the said 
Stephen Delancey Shall see meet. It is therefore hereby ordered that 
the thanks of this Corporation be Returned to the Said M'' Delancey 
for his Generous present And that Mf Mayor Mf Recorder Alderman 
Jansen and M^ De Peyster do wait upon him And Return him the 
thanks of tliis Court Accordingly And take his Opinion how the Same 
Shall be disposed of. 



City of I 
New York j 



SS 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
Twenty third day of february Anno Doff[ 
I7i5[-i6]. 

John Johnston Esqr Mayor 
David Jamison Esqr Recorder 
Isaac De Riemer 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangclder 
Johannes Jansen 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Phillip Cortland 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 



j^Esq'? Aldermen 






Assistants. 



The Committee Appointed to wait on M^ De Lancey to Return him 
the thanks of this Corporation for his Generous present of fifty pounds 
Report that they have pursuant to the Directions of the Said Order 
Given the thanks of this Corporation to the said M^ De Lancey And 
that he is of Opinion the said fifty pounds will be well laid out on A 
Clock for the publick use and Benefitt of this City it is therefore 
hereb}' Ordered that the Same Committee do treat & agree with some 
proper person or persons for the making of A publick Clock with 
four Dyal plates for the use aforesaid. 

The Committee for Agreeing with Bellmen Report that they have 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 109 

Agreed with Jockham Roelifse Roeliff Roelifse James Welsh And 
Richard Carr to be the Watch and Bellmen [340] Bell men of this City 
from the first day of November last to the first day of May next Ensue- 
ing for the Sum of Thirty Six pounds Currant Money of New York 
which Report is Approved. 

Ordered Alderman Jansen and M^ De Peyster do Imploy some per- 
son or persons to Levell the Ground Between the Great Bridge And 
Whitehall And also to Repair the W[h]arf by the Markett house at the 
south end of the Broad Street at the Charge of this Corporation 

The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of this City was Read Com- 
plaining against John Ellison for A Nusance in laying his Timber &c : 
on the Shoar whereby their Boats and Cannoes are Damnify ed and 
destroyed &c: It is therefore hereby Ordered that Alderman Kip 
Alderman Vangelder Mr Maerschalck and Mr Roome or any three 
of them be A Committee to Examine into the Allegations of the Peti- 
tions And Calling the said John Ellison before them in his defence 
And make Report to the Next Common Council. 

ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 230 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of this 

Warrant Issued City the sum of three pounds two Shillings Currant 
Money of New York for one Quarter of a years 
Sallary due and Ending the 14*? January last for horse hire on 
Messages to Harlem & for fire and Candles for the use of this Court as 
appears by his Account which is Auditted by this Court And Allowed. 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established And published 
after the Ringing of three bells and Ordered to be Continue and Re- 
main in full force And Vertue for three Months from and after the 
date hereof, (viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lord's day 

Concerning Strangers 

none to Keep publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Asize of Bread to be Established every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 



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Masters of Vessells to give Acc5 of their passengers 
Common Council to Appear upon Summons 

[341] Guagers Packers and Cullers 
Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock & Slips 
Law against firing Guns in the Street &c : 
Law agt Killing Cattle any where but at the Slaughter houses 
Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 
Law Imposing A fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 
Law for Cleaning the Streets lanes & Allies within this City. 
Law prohibiting hawkers and pedlars 
Carmen Not to drive over the Common Sewer 
Swine prohibited to Run at large 

Law against Digging holes & Cutting Sodds on the CoHTons 
Law for preventing frauds in fire Wood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 
Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 
Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 
Law prohibiting sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 
Guagers packers and Cullers 

Law for paving the Streets lanes & Alleys in the City of New York 
Law prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 
Law for Removing the posts out of the Streets of this City 
Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 

City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month 

Law Appointing A Market place in the broad Street 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Market 

A Law for marking of bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprentiship 

A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian slaves in the night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing And Culling 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal by measure 

A Law prohibiting burning lime on part of the Commons 

A Law agt trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or 

Accoutrem^ 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer & Cyder by Retail. 

A Law for Regulating of fences in the Bowry Division 

A Law for Regulating & Establishing of fees for y^ Inviters to 

funerals. 



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[342J City of I «« Att a Common Council held at the 

fifth day of March Anno DoITI I7i5[-i6] 



New York \ City Hall of the said City on Munday the 



Present John Johnston ESq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'" Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 



>"ESq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Order'd that Alderman Kip Alderman Wendell Alderman Cruger 
Mf Depeyster and M^ Cortlandt or any three of them be A Commit- 
tee to Audit the Ace*? of Anthony Ham for the Revenue of the Crane 
and Dock from the first day of November 1714 to the first day of 
November 171 5 and make Report thereof to the Next Common 
Council 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
No 131 Treasurer to pay to M^ Phillip Cortlandt or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of thirteen pounds thirteen shilings and 
three pence Current Money of New York it being 
Money by him disburst for the Modell of an Engine for Qeaning of 
the Dock by him sent for to Holland as Appears by his Acct. which is 
Audited by this Court and Allowed. 

Resolved tliat this Corporation do desire the favour of his Excel- 
lency the Govemour to Honour them with his Company at A Dinner 
at such time as his Excellency shall please to Appoint and that Mf 
Mayor and Alderman Jansen do wait upon his Excellency and Acquaint 
him therewith and Receive his directions Accordingly 

Order'd Alderman Jansen and Alderman Kip do prepare A Dinner 
Accordingly at the house of M^ Parmyter at the Charge of this Corpo- 
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[343] City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York V City Hall of the said City on fry day the 

7*** day of October Anno Dom 171 5 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

ISaac De Riemer 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Albert Clock 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Andries Maerschalck 



>. ESq**® Aldermen 



Assistants 



Whereas Peter Vandyke about seven Years ago served in the 
Office of Constable of this City and on the 29*^ day of September last 
was Elected into the Office of Constable of the Dock Ward of this 
City for the year Ensueing Contrary to the Usage and Custom of this 
Corporation. It is therefore hereby Ordered that M'" Mayor Issue 
his Warrant to the Alderman of the Dock Ward to Cause Another 
fitt Person to be Elected into the said Office for the year Ensueing and 
that the said Election be made on Wensday Next. 

Ordered also that no Freeman or Inhabitant of this Corporation be 
Obliged to serve twice in the Office of Constable of this City in less 
than fifteen Years time. 

City of ) gg 

New York 1 

' By the Mayor and Aldermen 

Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth 
(VizO 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh Sixteen Ounces and A 
half for three half pence And a soft fine Biskett of the finest flower to 
weigh Eight Ounces for three farthings 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh three pounds Six Ounces 
for four pence half penny. 

[344] A Wheaten loaf of the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise to weigh four pounds three Ounces and An half for four 
pence half penny Wheat being at three shilings and Six pence ^ 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK "^ 115 

According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) And 
Ordered that all Bakers within this City do take Noiine [notice] hereof 
and bake their bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the Seventh 
day of October in the second year of his Majesties Reign Anno DoTn 

1715. 

Resolved that this Corporation will pay three pounds to the Minis- 
ter that Shall Preach to this Corporation on the fourteenth Instant, 
(being the Anniversary day of Swearing the Mayor Aldermen &c: and 
Other Officers of this Corporation) and that M' Mayor Speak to A 
Minister to Preach before this Corporation Accordingly. 

[Note: The proceedings at the above meeting were entered here 
by mistake in the original. See page lOO.] 

City of ) ^« Att a Common Council held at the City 

New York J Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 26*»» 

day of April Anno DoTTT 1716. 

Present John Johnston Esq' Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Isaac D* Reimer 
Johannes Jansen 

At. 1- xir J 11 fEsq'? Aldermen 
Abraham Wendell | ^ 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Cornelius DTeyster 

Phillip Courtlandt 

Andries Maerschalck [Assistants 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 132 Treasurer to pay to Johannes Jansen Esq^^ or Order 

Warrant Issued Out of the Revenue of the Dock the Sum of Seven 
pounds Eight Shillings & four pence half penny Cur- 
rant Money of New York It being for the like sum of Money by him 
disburst to labourers Carmen &c : for levelling the Ground on the West 
side of the Dock as appears by his Acct which is Auditted & Allowed. 
[345] ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 133 Treasurer to pay to John Parmyter or Order the sum 

Warrant Issued of Thirty pounds thirteen Shillings and one penny 
half penny being for A dinner And Wine and other 
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Expences for Treating his Excellency the Governour the Ninth of 
March last and other Expences on the twentieth of November last and 
on the twenty fifth Instant upon the Affairs of this Corporation as 
Appears by his Account which is Auditted and Allowed. 

ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 134 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of Ten pounds Cur- 
rant Money of New- York being for a half a years 
Sallary due and Ending the 14**^ Instant as appears by his Acci which 
is Auditted by this Court and Allowed. 

ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 135 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of this 

Warrant Issued City or Order the Sum of two pounds Eighteen 
Shillings Currant money of New York being for 
one Quarter sallary due and Ending the 14^** Instant for horse hire 
to Harlem and for Carpenters Work for mending the benches in the 
City Hall as appears by his Ace* which is Auditted by this Court and 
Allowed. 

ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 136 Treasure [r] to pay to Richard Cooper publick 

Warrant Issued Whipper or Order the sum of two pounds ten 

Shillings for half a years Sallary due and Ending 

the 24*^ Instant. 

ORDERED that Cornelius Post have liberty to Overlay the second 
Story of the East end of his house (which he is now going to build) be- 
tween two and three foot over the Street it appearing to this Court the 
same will not be any Inconveniency to any person. 

ORDER D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 137 Treasurer to pay to Jockhem Roelifse Roeliffe 

Warrant Issued Roelifse James Welsh and Richard Carr bellmen of 
this City or Order the sum of thirty six pounds Cur- 
rant Money of New York in full of their sallary to the first of May 
next According to Agreement. 

The Comittee Appointed to agree for A publick Clock do Report 
that they have discoursed M^ Joseph Phillips [346] Qockmaker who 
will undertake to make a good substantial Town Oock for the pub- 
lick use on the Terms following (viz*) That the greatest wheelc 



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thereof Shall be Nine Inches Diameter, two dyal plates of Red Cedar 
painted and guilt Each Six foot Square, and that he will keep the same 
in good Order for one year gratis; that after the Expiration of the 
first year he will keep the Same Clock in good order for twenty Shil- 
lings ^ Annum so long as he Shall live in this Corporation, that he 
will at his own Charge find and provide all Materialls and Workman- 
ship whatsoever for the said Clock and Pendulum, that he will well 
and Workman like at his own Cost and Charge Compleat And fix the 
said Clock and dyal plates in the City Hall of this City within the Term 
of Six Months or sooner if he Conveniently Can and all these things 
he will undertake to do and perform for the Consideration of Sixty 
five pounds Currant money of New York to be paid unto him by 
this Corporation as soon as he has performed the same which Report 
is Approved. And ordered the same Committee agree with him 
Accordingly. 

Assize of Bread 

By the Mayor and Aldermen 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(viz*) 

A White loaf of the finest fflower to weigh seventeen Ounces and 
a half for three half pence And A soft fine Biskett of the finest fflower 
to weigh Eight ounces & a half for three farthings. 

A White Loaf of the finest fflower to weigh three pounds Nine 
ounces for four pence half penny. 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out & not otherwise 
to weigh four pounds Eight Ounces for four pence half penny, Wheat 
being at three Shillings ^ bushel and that no other bread be made for 
Sale within this City than According to the above Assize (hard bisket 
only Excepted) And Ordered that all Bakers within this City do take 
notice hereof and bake their bread Accordingly Dated at the [347} 
City Hall the 26*^ day of April in the second year of his Majesties 
Reigne Anno DoHT 1716 

ordered Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip and M^ Depeyster be A 
Committee to Agree with four Able Citizens to be the Watch and Bell- 
men of this City from the first of May Next to the first of November 
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City of ) -^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Wednsday 

the twenty third day of May Anno Doifl 
1716. 

Present. John Johnston Esqf Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 



Harmanus Vangelder 
Abraham Wendell 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschaelck 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 



^Esq"*? Aldermen 



Assistants 



The Committee Appointed to Auditt the Accounts of the Dock 
Master Report in haec Verba (Vizi) Wee the Conlittee for Auditting 
the City Accounts have Examined the above Account of M'' Anthony 
Ham from primo November 171 4 to primo November 1715 for Cran- 
age & Dockage and find the Account thereof to be One hundred and 
fifteen pounds two Shillings and four pence of which said Anthony 
Ham has paid for sundries the sum of Eighty Eight pounds ten shil- 
lings and ten pence as pf Account the Out standing Debts Amounting 
to thirteen pounds Sixteen Shillings so that [there] Remains in the 
hands of Said M*" Anthony Ham due to the City the sum of twelve 
pounds fifteen Shillings and six pence which is submitted by 

Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
C. D. peyster 
Phillip Cortlandt 

Which Report is Approved and Ordered the said Anthony Ham pay 
the said Twelve pounds fifteen Shillings and six pence to the Treasurer 
of this City [348] for the use of this Corporation And that the said 
Anthony Ham forthwith Collect the Outstanding debts. 

UPON the Petition of Sarah Van Amam Widow being a poor 
Woman it is Resolved A peice of land of One hundred and fifty foot 
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John Homes Lott near Crommeshe be Granted unto her during her 
life thereon to build a house She paying to this Corporation the yearly 
Rent of one shilling for the same and that Alderman Jansen Alderman 
Kip Alderman De Riemer and Mf Ryckman or any three of them be 
A Committee to lay out the same for her and make Report thereof 
to the first CoTnon Council. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* 138 Treasurer to pay to Mf Joseph Phillips Clockmaker 

Warrant Issued (out of the Money given by Mr Delancy to this 

Corporation) the sum of thirty pounds Currant 

Money of New York it being in part payment of A publick Clock the 

said Joseph Phillips has undertaken to make for this Corporation 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and published after 
the Ringing of three bells and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in 
full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the Date hereof 
(viz*) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 
Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses with out licence 
surveyors of the City 
To prevent fire 
Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established every three months 
Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their passengers 
Common Council to Appear upon summons 
Guagers Packers and Cullers 
Freemen & Apprentices 

Laws & Orders for the Governmi of the Dockj & slips 
Law^ against fireing Guns in the Streets &c : 
Law agt Killing Catle any where but at the slaughter houses 
Catle to be landed at the slaughter houses 
Law Imposing a fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 
[349] Law for Cleaning the Streets lanes & Allies within this City 
Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 
Carmen Not to drive Over the Common sewer 
Swine prohibited to Run at large 



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Law ag! Digging holes and Cutting sods on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in fire Wood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrals 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers packers and Cullers 

Law for paving the Streets Lanes & Allies in the City of N. York 

Law prohibiting swine to Run at large in the Bowry division 

Law for Removing the posts out of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 

City of New York. 

Common Council to Meet the first Fryday in every Month 

Law Appointing A Market place in the broad street 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeships 

A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian slaves in the night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging packing and Culling 

A Law for prohibiting the sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law ag*. Trading w*t Soldier for the[ir] Cloaths Arms or Ac- 

coutrement[s] 

A Law for Regulating the sale of Beer & Cyder by Retail 

A Law for Regulating of fences in the Bowry Division 

A Law for Regulating & Establishing of fees for the Inviters to 

funeralls. 

Ordered A Bonfire be made at the Charge of this Corporation on 
Munday Next at the usual place within this City being the Anni- 
versary of his Ma'y^® Birth day with the usual Quantity of Good Wine 
to Drink his Majesties health &c : And that the Treasurer provide the 
same. 

Ordered Alderman Jansen Employ labourers from time to time to 
keep levcll the Ground on the West side of the Dock as there shall 
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[350] City of i ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj " City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

2i»* of June Anno Dom 1716 

Present. John Johnston Esqf Mayor 

David Jamison Esqf Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell ^Esq*^ Aldermen 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Cornelius De Peyster 

Andries Maerschalk 

Phillip Cortland 1 a • .. ^ 

T , r» y Assistants 

Johannes Rycman 

William Roomc 

Oliver Teller 

This Court being Informed that A Bill is Exhibited before the 
Generall Assembly of this Colony for paying of the Executors of M^ 
Thomas Codrington deceased A Sum of Money for his services as a 
Representative of this Corporation &c: And this Court being In- 
formed that the Said M^ Coddrington Mf French and other members 
then Elected Did upon the said Election Declare they would serve this 
Corporation Gratis in Generall Assembly provided they might be 
Elected &c: Itt is therefore hereby Ordered that Alderman Jansen 
Alderman Kip Alderman Wendell Alderman Cruger Mf Depeyster or 
any Three of them be A Committee to Inquire whether the Said Mf 
Coddrington was in the field at the Aforesaid Election and Consenting 
to Serve Gratis or what other Evidence they Can find Relating to that 
Matter and make Report with all Convenient Speed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Samuel Bayard Esq^ Treasurer 

139 of this City or Order the sum of Six pounds Nine- 

Warrant Issued teen Shillings Currant Money of%New York being 
Money by him paid for A Bonfire Wine &c: on the 
28*1* day of May last being his Majesties Birth day as Appears by his 
Account which is Auditted and Allowed. 

[351] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 140. Treasurer to pay to M^ John Parmyter or Order the 

Warrant Issued sum of six pounds fifteen Shillings and three pence 

CurrJ Money of New York being for Expences of 



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this Corporation for the Committee for Agreeing with the Clock 
Maker for Expences of this Corporation On the Kings Birth Day on 
the 28 of May last and for Expences of Committees on the service of 
this Corporation at sundry Other times as Appears by his Account 
which is Auditted and Allowed. 

City of ) ^j;, Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York V City Hall of the said City on Fryday the 

13*? day of July 1716. 

Present. John Johnston Esqf Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder. 

Johannes Jansen 

John Cruger ^ Esq" Aldermen 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Andries Maerschalk 

William Roome 



>. Assistants 



Ordered that Alderman Jansen Alderman Cruger Alderman Van- 
gelder M'^ Depeyster and M^ Cortlandt or any three of them (Calling 
to their Assistance the surveyor of this City) be a Committee to survey 
and make a Chart of the Vacant Land Belonging to this City Lying 
on the West side of the Custom house Bridge, from the Bridge Street 
to the Wharfe as the said Ground now Lies and make Report to the 
Next Common Councill. 

City of ) «« Att a Common Council held Att the 

New York V City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

27*^ day of July Anno DoUT 1716. 

Present. John Johnston Esq^^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'' Recorder 
' Isaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Cortlandt 
William Roome 



>-Esq*^? Aldermen 



>■ Assistants. 



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[352] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 141 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of this 

Warrant Issued City or Order the sum of Two pounds thirteen 
shillings Currant Money of New York being in full 
of one Quarter Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of this 
Instant July and for one Journey to Harlem as Appears by his Account 
which is Auditted by this Court and AUow'd. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 142 Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the Publick 

Warrant Issued Whipper of this City or Order the sum of one 

pound five Shillings Currant Money of New York 

being in full of one Quarter of A years sallary due and Ending the 24*^ 

Instant as Appears by his Account which is Auditted and Allowed. 

Ordered there be A Bonfire Att the usuall place within this City 
Att the Charge of this Corporation on Wednsday Next the first day 
of August, being the Anniversary day of his Majesties happy Accession 
to the Crown of Great Brittaine &c : with six Gallons of good Wine to 
Drink good health to his Majesty the Prince, Royal family &c: And 
that the Treasurer do take Care to provide the same Accordingly. 

The following Law was this day Read Agreed to & after the 
Ringing of Three Bells published At the City Hall in the usual Manner 
(Vizi) 

A Law for Regulating Mid Wives within the City of New York 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that No Woman what- 
soever within this Corporation of the City of New York Shall be 
Capable of, or in any manner whatsoever Use or Exercise the Office 
or Imploy of A Mid Wife within the said Corporation untill She Shall 
before the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the said Corporation for 
the time being or any One of them take the Oath of a Midwife here- 
after Mentioned which Oath they or any one of them have hereby 
power to Administer in the Words following (Viz!) 

[353] You Shall swear, first that you Shall be Dilligent and faithfull 
And Ready to help Every Woman Labouring of Child As well the 
poor as the Rich ; And that in time of Necessity you shall not for sake 
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Cause nor suffer any Woman to Name or put any other father to the 
Child, but only him which is the Very true father thereof Indeed 
According to the Uttmost of your power. Item you shall not Suffer 
any Woman to Pretend feign or surmise her self to be Delivered of 
A Child who is not Indeed, Neither to Claim any other Womans Child 
for her own. Item You Shall not suffer any Womans Child to be 
Murthered Maimed or Otherwise hurt as much as you may And so 
often as you shall perceive any perill or Jeopardy Either in the Woman 
or in the Child in any such wise as you Shall be in Doubt what shall 
Chance thereof you shall thenceforth in Due time send for other Mid- 
wifes and Expert Women in that faculty and use their Advice Councel 
and Assistance in that behalf. Item You Shall not Give any Counsel 
or Administer any Herb Medicine or Potion or any other thing to any 
Woman being with Child whereby She Should Destroy or Miscarry 
of that she goeth withall before her time Item You Shall not Enforce 
any Woman being with Child by any pain or by any UnGodly Ways 
or Means to give you any more for your pains or labour in bringing 
her A Bed than they would Otherwise Do. Item You shall not Con- 
sent Agree Give or Keep Counsel that any Woman be Delivered 
secretly of that which she goeth with but in the presence of Two or 
three Witnesses ready Item You shall be secret and not Open any 
matter Appertaining to your Office in the presence of any Man unless 
Nessessity or Great Urgent Cause do Constrain you so to do. Item. 
If you shall know any MidWife using or doing any thing Contrary 
to any of the premisses or in any otherwise then shall be seemly or 
Convenient You shall forthwith Detect and Openly shew the same to 
the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the City of New York for the 
time being or one of them. Item you shall use yourself in honest 
behaviour unto the Woman being Lawfully Admitted to the Room and 
Office [354] of A Mid Wife in all things Accordingly. Item You 
Shall not make or Assign any Deputy or Deputies to Exercise or 
Occupy under you in your Absence the Office or Room of a Mid Wife 
but such as you shall perfectly know to be of Right honest and Discreet 
behaviour as also Apt Able and having sufficient knowledge and 
Experience to Exercise the said Room and Office. Item if any Woman 
in Labour under your Care Shall Desire the Advise or Assistance of 
any other Mid Wife or Mid Wifes you Shall Readily Consent to the 
Same and use their Advice Counsell and Assistance in that behalf if 
in your Conscience you think it for the Benifitt of such Woman in 
Labour. Item You shall not Conceal the Birth of any Bastard Child 
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upon Understanding thereof Give Knowledge of the same to the Mayor 
Recorder and Aldermen of the City of New York for the time being 
or any one of them or to the Alderman or Chief Magistrate of the 
Ward where such Bastard Child Shall be born All which Articles and 
Charge you Shall faithfully Observe & keep So help you God. and 
be it Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that the Mayor Recorder & 
Aldermen of the City of New York for the time being or any one of 
them before whom such Oath Shall be taken Shall Certifie the taking 
of such Oath to the Mayors Next Court there to be Recorded and 
be it Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that if any Woman within 
the said Corporation of the City of New York Shall after the third 
Day of August Next Ensueing the Date hereof Use Occupy or Exersize 
the Office of A Mid Wife within the said Corporation of the City 
of New York before the Oath before Mentioned hath been Duely Ad- 
mi nistred unto her by the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the said 
City of New York for the time being or one of them that then And 
in such Case such Woman so useing [355] Occupying or Exer- 
sizeing the Office of A Mid-Wife within the said Corporation of the 
City of New York for Every Default shall forfeit and pay the sum of 
forty shillings of Lawfull Money of the province of New York to be 
Recovered before the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the said 
City of New York for the time being or any one of them by A summary 
proceeding which forfeiture shall be Levyed by Distress and sale of 
the Goods and Chattells of such Offender against the Tenor of this 
Law by Warrant under the hand & seal of the said Mayor Recorder 
and Aldermen of the City of New York for the time being or any one 
of them and shall be Disposed of in manner following that is to say 
one half of the said forfeiture to the Treasurer of the City of New 
York for the time being for the use of the Corporation of the said 
City of New York And the Other half to the person or persons who 
Shall sue for or prosecute the same And in Case such Offender against 
the Tenor of this Law shall not have sufficient goods and Chattells to 
be found within the said Corporation to satisfie the said forfeiture 
then and in such Case It shall And may be Lawfull for the Mayor 
Recorder and Aldermen of the City of New York for the time being 
or any one of them by Warrant under hand and seal to Committ such 
Offender to the Common Goal of the Said City there to Remain with- 
out Bail or Mainprize for the Space of Thirty Days After the Date of 
such Warrant Unless the said forfeiture be in the Mean time paid and 
satisfyed Dated att the City Hall of the said City the Twenty Seventh 
day of July in the second year of his Ma*^^* Reigne Anno DoIfT 1716. 



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[356] City of ) «« Att a Common Councill held At the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Fry day the 

Twenty fourth day of August Anno DoTfT 
1716. 

Present. John Johnston Esq*^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esqf Recorder 

Isaac D' Riemer 

Jacobus Kip ^Esq'? Aldermen 

Abraham Wendell 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Oliver Teller LAssisstants 

William Roome J 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and published after 
the Ringing of three Bells and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in 
full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the Date hereof 
(Vizt) 

For the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

none to Keep publick houses without Licence 

Surveyors of the City 

To prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vcssells to give Acct of their passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freeman and Apprentice 

Laws & Orders for y^ Govemm* of y^ Dockj & slips 

Law agJ fireing Guns in the streets &c: 

Law ag! Killing Catle any where but at the slaughter houses 

Catle to be Landed at the Slaughter Houses 

Law Imposing a fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes & Allies in this City 

Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to Drive Over the CoHTon sewer 

Swine prohibited to Run at Large 



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[357] Law ag* Digging holes & Cutting Sodds on the CoIfTons. 

Law for preventing frauds in Fire Wood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrate [s] 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for paveing the Streets Lanes & Allies in New York 

Law prohibiting Swine to Run at Large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first Fryday in every M? 

Law Appointing A Markett place in the Broad Street 

A Law Appointing a place for the more Convenient hireing of 
Slaves. 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprentiship 

A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in y* Night. 

A Law Relating to Guaging packing and Culling 

A Law for prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons. 

A Law against Trading with soldiers for their Cloaths Arms and 
Accoutrements. 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer and Cydar by Retail. 

A Law for Regulating of Fences in the Bowry Division. 

A Lavfe for Regulating and Establishing of fees for the Inviters to 
funerals. 

A Law for Regulating Mid Wives in the City of New York. 

Ordered that Susannah Wood have a Lycense to Retail Liquors 
Gratis being an Object of Charity. 



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[358] 



of ) 
York] 



City< 
New York ( 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
29*^ day of September Anno DofH 1716. 



Present 



John Johnston ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger I 

Hermanns Vangelder J 
Cornelius Depeyster ^ 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Johannes Ryckman 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 



;.ESq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants. 



Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day 
One Alderman One Assistant two Assessors one Collector and one 
Petty Constable in the five Wards on the south side of the fresh Water 
and one Alderman one Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two 
Petty Constables and four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward 
of the said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the said 
Ward to serve in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing 
According to the Usage Laws and Ordinances of the said City and 
Accordingly the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the 
Clock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the said City under the 
hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenor of 
the Aforesaid Warrants as followeth (Viz*) 



Dock Ward 



Westward 



^John Cruger 
Oliver Teller 
Francis Gerbrantse 
Wessell Wessells 
Abraham Van Vlecq 
Thomas Smith 
Hermanns Vangelder 
William Roome 
Johannes Vangelder 
Paul Turk 
Garrett Keteltas 

John Bell 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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[359] 



South Ward 



East Ward 



Out Ward 



North Ward 



Johannes Jansen 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Johannes Meyer 
Adrian Man 
Patrick Macknight 
Henry Gillam 
Jacobus Kip 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roseboom 
Cornelius Turk 
Cornelius Romme 
Anthony Ham 

^Abraham Wendell 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Abraham Leffers 
Jacobus Rosevelt 
John Auboyneau 
John Wytt 

^ISaac De Riemer 
John Ryckman 
Gerardus Stuyvesant 
Nicholas Romyn 
Matthias Hoppe 
Nicholas Somerdyck 
Jacob Cowenhaven 
Samuell Waldron 
Jacob Dyckman 
Adrian Quackenbos 
Samuell Bensing 
Lawrence Cornelisse 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

• Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

- Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
Surveyors of 
Highways 
Assessor 
Constable 
Collector 
I Surveyors of 
I Highways 



for the 
>. Bowry 
Division 



for Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency the Governour by and with the Consent of his 
Majesties Council has declared John Johnston ESq^ the Present Mayor 
to be Mayor of this Corporation for the year Ensueing and Francis 
Harison ESq'" the Present Sheriff to be sheriff of the City & County 
of New York for the year Ensueing. 

Resolved that samuell Bayard ESq^ The Present Treasurer of this 
Corporation be and is hereby Appointed Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this Corporation for the year Ensueing. 



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N<>I44 
Warrant Issued 



Order'd The Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*^ 143 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq*^ Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this City the sum of Six pounds fifteen shilings 
and one penny half penny Curri Money of New 
York being Money by him disburst for A Bonfire Wine &c: on the 
first day of August last being the Anniversary of his Majesties happy 
Accession to the Crown as Appears by his AccJ v/hich is Audited and 
Allowed 

[360] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M' John Parmyter or Order the 
sum of Six pounds two shilings and three pence 
Currt Money of New York being Expences on 
sundry Committees of this Corporation at his house, for Expences at 
his house by this Corporation on the first day of August last the Anni- 
versary of his Majesties happy Accession to the Crown as Appears by 
his Acct. which is Audited & Allowed 

M'^ Mayor hath Appointed Henry Gillam Joyner to be high Con- 
stable of this City for the year Ensueing. 

Ordered M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
south Ward to Elect A Constable for the said Ward for the year 
Ensueing in the Room of Henry Gillam who is Appointed High Con- 
stable of this City for the year Ensueing and that the Election be made 
on Thursday Next. 



City of : 
New York 



SS 



present. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
Office of Town Q of the said City on Mun- 
day the first day of October Anno Dom 
1716 

John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 
Isaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Johannes Ryckman 
Oliver Teller 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants. 



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Resolved that the Wall of Cott Morris's Lott in the Bridge Street 
in the south Ward of this City do Range upon A line with the house 
of Jacob Mauritz and the Custom house and not Otherwise. 



[361 ] City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held att the 

New York^ City Hall of the Said City on Munday the. 

15*1* day of October Anno Dom 17 16. 

present. John Johnston Esq'" Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Isaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Cornelius Depeyster ^ 
Andries Maerschalk 
phillip Cortlandt 
Johannes Ryckman 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 

This day the Mayor Attended by the Recorder Aldermen As- 
sistants Sheriff Town Clerk high Constable petty Constables and other 
Officers of this Corporation about the hour of Eleven in the forenoon 
Marched from the City Hall to his Majesties Garrison Fort George & 
waited upon his Excellency the Govemour in Council where the said 
John Johnston Esqf was sworn Mayor and Francis Harrison Esq^ 
sheriff of this City for the year Ensueing and his Excellency the Gov- 
emour Delivered unto the Aforesaid Mayor and sheriff their Re- 
spective CoHTissions Accordingly, whereupon the Mayor Attended as 
afores? went from thence to the City Hall where after the Ringing of 
three bells the Commissions of the Mayor and Sheriff were published 
and then they Repaired to the Court Room where the Mayor Resumed 
the Chair and then the usual Oaths Appointed by Law were Admin- 
istred unto Isaac De Riemer ESq'" Alderman of the Out Ward Johannes 
Jansen Alderman of the south Ward Jacobus Kip ESq*^ Alderman of 
the North Ward Abraham Wendell ESq'^ Alderman of the East Ward 
John Cruger ESq*" Alderman of the Dock Ward and Hermanns Van- 
gelder ESq*" Alderman of the West Ward, Cornelius Depeyster As- 
sistant of the south Ward Andries Maerschalk Assistant of the North 
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Ward Phillip Cortlandt Assistant of the East Ward JohaHes Rycman 
Assistant of the Out Ward William Roome Assistant [362] of the 
West Ward and Oliver Teller Assistant of the Dock Ward who took 
their places Accordingly. 

Samuel Bayard Esq^ was also sworn Treasurer or Chamberlain 
of this City for the year Ensueing. 

The Aforesaid Oaths were also Administred to Henry Gillam high 
Constable. 

Matthias Hoppe lately Elected Constable of the Bowry Division 
of the Out Ward having made it Appear that he is upwards of Sixty 
years of Age and Lame of a hand and Nicholas Romin Elected Col- 
lector of the said Division Aged Sixty five years A Weak Infirm Man 
are Excused from serving in those Offices and Ordered the Mayor 
Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Out Ward to make a new 
Election of those Offices on fryday next. 

Benjamin Wynkoope John Bell Anthony Ham John Wytt and 
Thomas smith were sworn Constables of their Respective Wards. 

The Constable Elect of Harlem did not Appear. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** 145 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four shillings 
Currt Money of New York being in full of half a 
years sallary ending the 14*1* Instant and for pen Ink and paper for 
one year Ending the same time as appears by his Account which is 
Auditted by this Court and Allowed. 

Ordered that M'' Recorder Alderman Jansen M^ De Peyster and 
M^ Cortlandt or any three of them be a Comittee to Acqut M^ Dirck 
Adolph the Lessee of the ferry that this Court Expect that he pay all 
the Arrearages of the Rent for the said ferry on or before the 25*^ day 
of December next or this Corporation will take the Advantage of the 
Law against him That they also Accquaint him that the Grand Jury 
sent for the Mayor and Informed him that severall Neglects and 
Abuses were daily Committed by the said ferry Man & that they would 
present him or tlie Corporation if the same were not speedily Rectifyed 
and for the future that he take Care there be no further Cause of 
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Ordered that there be A bonfire at the usual place within this City 
at the Charge of this Corporation on Saturday next the 20*^ Instant 
being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation and that the Treas- 
urer provide the same with the usual Quantity of Wine. 



[363] City of I gg Att a Common Council held at the 



of ) 

New York j '^'^ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

20*** day of November Anno DoTTT 1716. 



Present. John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell ^ESq'? Aldermen 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Cornelius De Peyster 

Andres Maerschalk , ^ . 

Phillip Cortland ^Assistants 

Oliver Teller 

The CoHIittee for Agreeing with the Bell men of this City Report 
that they have Agreed with Jockhem Roeliff se Rowliffe Roeliff se James 
Welsh and Richard Carr to be the Bell men of this City from the first 
Day of May Last to the first Day of this Instant November for the 
sum of Twenty Eight pounds Currt Money of this Colony which 
Report is Approved. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 146 Treasurer to pay to Jockhem Roeliffse Roeliffe Roe- 

Warrant Issued liflFse James Welsh and Richard Carr Bell men of 
this City or Order the sum of Twenty Eight pounds 
Currant Money of this Colony in full of their sallary as Bellmen of 
this City from the first day of May last to the first day of this Instant 
November 

Ordered that Alderman Jansen Alderman Wendell M' De Peyster 
and M' Cortlandt or any three of them be a CofiTittee to Agree with 
four Able Citizens of this City to be the Watch and Bell Men of this 
City from the first day of this Instant November to the first Day of 
May next and make Report thereof to the next ColTTon Council. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Out 
Ward to Choose A Constable for the Bowry Division of the said 
Ward on Tuesday next in the Room of Mathias Hoppe lately Elected 
into that Office who by Reason of his Great Age and other Infirmityes 
is Uncapable to Execute the said Office. 

Order b the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 

Robert Crannell or Order the sum of Three pounds Two shillings 

Currant Money of New York in full of One Quarters [364] Sallary 

as Marshall of this City due and Ending the 14*!? 

N° 147 Day of October Last and for four Journeys to Har- 

Warrt Issued lem as Appears by his Acct which is Auditted and 

Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warri to the Treas- 

N? 148 urer to pay to Richard Cooper publick Whipper of this 

Warr! Issued City or Order the sum of One pound and five shillings 

Currt Money of New York in full of one Quarter of a 

years Sallary due and Ending the 24**^ Day of October Last. 

Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Mf De Peyster and 
Mr Cortland or any three of them be a Comittee to provide A suffi- 
cient Number of Ladders and Hooks for the publick use of this City 
in Case of Fire and make Report to the next Comon Council. 

The following Laws and Ordinances of this Corporation were 
this day made Ordained Renewed Established & After the Ringing 
of Three Bells published & Order'd to be Continue and Remaine in full 
force and \^ertue for three Months from and After the Date hereof 
(VizJ) 

For the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycense 

surveyors of the City 

To prevent Fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every Three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to Give Acd of their passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon sumons 



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Guagers packers and Cullers 
Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws ft Orders for the Governm^ of the Dock^ and slips 
Law agl fireing Guns in the streets &c : 
Law agt killing Catle any where but at the slaughter Houses 
Catle to be Landed at the slaughter houses 
Law Imposeing A ifine upon such as Refuse to Watch 
Law for Cleaning the streets Lanes and Allies in this City 
Law prohibiting Hawkers and pedlars 
Carmen not to Drive Over the CorfTon sewer 
Swine prohibited to Run at Large 
Law ag*. Diging holes & Cutting sods on the Commons 
Law for preventing frauds in fire Wood 

Law for SUplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates &c : 
[365] Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 
Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 
Law prohibiting sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 
Guagers packers and Cullers 

Law for paveing the Streets Lanes and AUyes in this City 
Law prohibiting swine to Run at Large in the Bowry Division 
Law for Removing the posts out of this City 
Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 
City of New York. 

Common Council to meet the first Fryday in Every Month 
Law Appointing A Market place in the Broad street 
A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hireing of 
slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 
A Law for Marking of Bread 
A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 
A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the night time 
A Law Relating to Guaging packing and Culling. 
A Law for prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law prohibiting burning of Lime on part of the Commons 
A Law ag* Trading w*^ soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or Accou- 
trements 

A Law for Regelating the Sale of Bear and Cyder by Retail 
A Law for Regulating of flfences in the Bowry Division 
A Law for Regulating ft Establishing of fees for the Inviters to 
funerals 

A Law for Regulating Midwives in the City of New York. 



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City of ) ^o Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hail of the Said City on Tuesday the 

19*!* day of february Anno DoIfT I7i6[-I7]. 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'f Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

Abraham Wendell 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Oliver Teller 

John Ryckman 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Andries Maerschalck 

William Roome 

[366] The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
(after the Ringing of three Bells) and Order'd to be Continue and 
Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the 
date hereof (Viz^ 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to Keep Publick houses without License 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon Summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock & Slips 

Law Against firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law against Killing Cattle any where but at the Slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposing A Fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch. 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys in this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive Over the Common sewer 



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Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law Against digging holes & Cutting sods on the Commons 
Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 
Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 
Officers to be Observent in the Execution of the Laws 
Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 
Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 
Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 
Law for Removing the Posts out of this City 
Law for Regulating the Office the Office of Chamberlain or Treas- 
urer in the City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first fryday in Every Month 
Law Appointing A Markett place in the Broad Street. 
A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett. 
[367] A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 
A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the Night time 
A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 
A Law for Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law Prohibiting Burning of Lime on part of the Commons 
A Law ag? trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or Accou- 
trements 

A Law for Regulating the sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail 
A Law Regulating of Fences in the Bowry Division 
A Law for Regulating and Establishing of fees for ye : Inviters to 
funeralls 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes in the City of New York. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 149 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of this 

Warrant Issued City or Order the sum of two pounds fourteen 
shilings and six pence Current Money of New York 
in full of one Quarter of A Years Sallary due & Ending the fourteenth 
day of January last, for A Journey to Harlem and hire of a Negro to 
hang up the Ladders in the City Hall as Appears by his Ace*, which is 
Audited by this Court and Allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Vangelder M*" Depeyster 



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and M' Cortlandt or any three of them be A Committee to Examine 
what Nessessary Repairs are wanting to the City Hall and gett the 
same forthwith Amended and Repaired at the Charge of this Corpora- 
tion and make Report thereof to the Next Common Council. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ 150 Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the Publick 

Warrant Issued Wliipper of this City or Order the sum of One 

pound five Shilings Current Money of New York in 

full of One Quarter of A Years Sallary due & Ending the twenty 

fourth day of January last 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 151 Treasurer to pay to Jan Vangelder or Order the 

Warrant Issued sum of six pounds Sixteen Shilings Curr! Money 
of New York being for four Ladders and twelve 
handles for firehooks by him found and provided for the Publick use 
of this Corporation as Appears by his Acct the Ninth Instant which 
is Audited and Allowed. 

[368] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*' 152 Treasurer to pay to Johannes Van Vorst or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of five pounds five Shilings and six pence 

Current Money of New York for twelve fire hooks 
Nails and Rivetts by him found & provided for the publick use of this 
Corporation as Appears by his Ace* the Ninth Instant which is Audited 
and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*' 153 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of seven pounds 
Eight Shilings and six pence Currt Money of New 
York being Money by him laid out and Expended for A Bonfire &c : 
on the twentieth day of October last being the Anniversary of his 
Majestie's Coronation 

The Committee Appointed to Examine the Treasurers Ace*** Report 
in haec Verba Vizt New York 13**^ November 1716. Wee the Com- 
mittee of the City Accounts have this day Audited the City and Cash 
Account of samuell Bayard City Treasurer from the fourteenth of 
October 1715 to the fourteenth day of October 1716 (if their Remains 
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De Lancey Appropriated for the City Clock) then there is due to him 

from the City the sum of twenty Nine pounds Six Shilings and two 

pence three farthings which is submitted by 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

, . , T> ^ • A 1 Phillip Cortlandt 

which Report is Approved. ^ 

Ordered that M^ Anthony Ham the Dock Master pay unto samuell 
Bayard ESq'' Treasurer of this City the sum of forty Eight pounds one 
shiling and five pence which he has in his hands of the Revenue of the 
Dock & Crane of this City whose Receipt Shall be unto him a sufficient 
discharge for so doing. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 
2o*t Day of March Anno DoTH I7i6[-I7]. 



Present. John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'' Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N^ 154 urer to pay to Alder? Johannes Jansen Esq'' or Order 

Warrt Issued the sum of Seven pounds Ten Shillings Currant Money 
of New York it being for Levelling the Ground on the 
West side of the Dock near the Weigh house from the first Day of 
April 1716 to the first Day of April 1717 and for Repairing the Mar- 
kett on the south end of the Broad Street as appears by his Acct which 
is Auditted by this Court and Allowed. 

Ordered that M^ Anthony Ham the Dock Master forthwith take 
Care to put the Wharfs Incloseing the Dock of this City into Necessary 
Repaire at the Charge of this Corporation and make Report thereof 
to the next Common Council. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? 155. urer to pay to M^ Joseph Phillips or Order the Sum of 

Warr* Issued. Thirty five pounds Currt Money of New York which 

with Thirty pounds he has Already Received is in full 

for the publick Clock he has made and fixed in the City Hall of this 

City for the use of this Corporation 

Resolved that the Dock of this City be forthwith Cleansed, The 
Wharfs Incloseing the same Repaired, The CoTJIon sewer Carryed 
through the Same Dock and that they be all made usefull and Con- 
venient for the use of Navigation &c : and that M'' Recorder Doe pre- 
pare a petition of this Corporation to the Gen'l Assembly of this Colony 
for Leave to bring in a bill for the Raising the sum of five hundred 
pounds within the said City to be applyed to the uses aforesaid and that 
M^" Recorder do also prepare the said bill. 



[370] City of )g^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 

22^ day of May Anno Dom 1717. 

present John Johnston Esq'' Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'' Recorder 
Johannes Jansen "j 

Jacobus Kip lEsqr,Ald: 

John Cruger C ^ 

Abraham Wendell J 
Coraelius De Peystcr 
phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 



>^ Assistants 



The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established and Published after 
the Ringing of Three bells and Ordered to be Continue and Remaine 
in full force and Vertue for Three Months from and after the Date 
hereof (viz?) 

For the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concemmg Strangers 

None to keep publick houses without Lycense 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 



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Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of bread to be Established every three Months 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their passengers 

Common Council to appear upon Sumons 

Guagers packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Ordinances for the Government of the Doclcr & Slips. 

Laws against firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law agS killing Catle any where but at the Slaughter houses. 

Catle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposeing a fine upon such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Allyes in this Citty 

Law prohibiting Hawkers and pedlars 

Carnien Not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine prohibited to Run at Large 

Law ag* Digging holes and Cutting Sods on the Conlons. 

Law for preventing frauds in fire Wood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldlermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution. 
[371] Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws. 
. Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers. 

Law for paveing the Streets Lanes and Allyes within this City. 

Law for prohibiting swine to Run at Large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month 

Law Appointing a Market place in the Broad Street 

A Law Apointing a place for the more Convenient hiring of slaves. 

A Law for Increasing the Markett. 

A Law for marking Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprentiship 

A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian slaves in y^ night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging packing and Culling. 

A Law for prohibiting the sale of meal by Measure 

A Law prohibiting burning of Lime on part of the CoTnons 

A Law agt Trading w*l» soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or Accou- 
trements 

A Law for Regulating of fences in the Bowry Division 



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A Law for Regulating and Establishing of fees for the Inviters to 
Funerals. 

A Law for Regulating Mid Wifes in the City of New York. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 156 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Qerk or 

Warrant Issued Order the sum of Ten pounds Curd Money of New 

York in full of half a years sallary Due & Ending 

the fourteenth of April as appears by his Account which is Auditted 

by this Court and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrl to the Treas- 
N? 157 urer to pay to Robert Crannel Marshal of this City or 

WarrS Issued Order the sum of Three pounds three Shillings Cur- 
rant Money of New York it being for One quarter of 
a years sallary Due and Ending the fourteenth Day of April last for 
a Journey to Harlem and for fire and Candle for the Common Council 
for one year as appears by his Ace* which is Auditted by this Court 
and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Ward to the Treas- 
N? 158 urer to pay to Richard Cooper the publick Whipper 

Warr* Issued of this City or Order the Sum of One pound five shil- 
lings Currt Money of New York in full of One q't of 
a years sallary Due & Ending y* 24**^ Day of April last past as apears 
by his Acct w^l» is Auditted & Allowed. 

[372] Ordered the Mayor Is[s]ue his warrant to the 
N? 159 Treasurer to pay to Jockhem Roeliffse Roeliffe Roe- 

Warrant Issued, lif se James Welch & John Marinus Bellmen of this 

City or Order the Sum of Thirty Six pounds Currant 
Money of New York in full of their sallary as Bellmen of this City 
from the first Day of November last to the first Day of this Instant 
May. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 160 urer to pay to Jacob Koningh Carpenter or Order the 

WarrS Issued, sum of ten pounds five Shillings and three pence Currt 
Money of New York it being for boards nailes Lock 
hinges Laths Labour &c : Done and furnished for the Repairing of the 
City Hall as appears by his Account which is Allowed and Auditted 
by this board. 

Ordered that on Tuesday next there be a Bonfire at the usual place 



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within this City at the Charge of this Corporation with the usual quan- 
tity of Wine it being the Anniversary of his Ma*?* Birth Day and that 
the Treasurer provide the same. 

Order'd Aldemian Jansen from time to time Imploy Labourers to 
Levell the Ground on the West side of the Dock at the Charge of this 
Corporation. 

Orderd Alderman Jansen Alderman Cruger M'' De peyster and M'^ 
Cortlandt or any three of them be a Committee to Discourse with Dirik 
Adolph and Endeavor to persuade him to pay the Arrears of Rent Due 
to this City for the ferry or surrender his Lease &c : and make Report 
thereof to the next Common Council. 

Ordered Gideon Kerstine Rope-Maker have Liberty to Exersise his 
Trade in the Street Called Fairstreet lying between Spring Garden and 
the house and Ground of M'^ Cure and Running away Easterly he 
taking Care that no persons horses Carts &c : be Obstructed in passing 
and Repassing the said Street &c : 



City of ) ^« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 

fifth Day of June Anno DoIiT 1717. 

present. John Johnston Esq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq*" Recorder 
Isaac D' Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
[373] Cornelius Depeyster 

phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
Andres Maerschalcke 



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Pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Generall Assembly of this 
Colony Entituled an Act to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monalty of the City of New York to Raise the sum of five hundred 
pounds for Alterring the Course of the Common Sewer at the end of 
the broad Street and for Cleansing and Scowring the Dock of this City 
Itt is Resolved by this Court Nemine Contra Dicente that the sum of 
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Estates Real and personal of all & Every the freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of this City and County and that the same be Collected and paid 
unto M^ Cornelius De peyster who is hereby appointed Treasurer of 
the said five hundred pounds on or before the first Day of September 
next Ensueing And for the more Orderly Raiseing Assessing and 
Levying the said five hundred pounds It is hereby Ordered Nemine 
Contra Dicente that M'^ Mayor Do Cause the Assessors to Assemble 
and meet together and Administer the usual Oath to the Said Assessors 
and Issue his warrant to them to make and Compleat their Respective 
Assessments on or before the first day of July next Ensueing and that 
he alsoe Issue his warrant to the Respective Collectors of the Said City 
and County to Collect the said five hundred pounds and pay the Same 
into the hands of the said Cornelius Depeyster on or before the first 
Day of September next Ensueing and for the better and more Effectual 
putting the said Act in Execution Itt is hereby further Ordered and 
Resolved that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip and M^ Cornelius 
Depeyster be and are hereby appointed Overseers of the Said work and 
are hereby fully Authorized and appointed to purchase Materials need- 
full & nessessary and agree with workmen for the Alterring the afore- 
said Common sewer Cleaning of the Dock & Amending the Wharfs 
pursuant to the Intent and true meaning of the said Act And that the 
said Treasurer & Overseers be allowed for their trouble and pains in 
the Execution hereof the sum of Twenty five pounds Currant Money 
of this Colony. 



[374] 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
Eighteenth day of June Anno Dom 171 7 



Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 



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Resolved (twelve of this Court Consenting) that the Common 
sewer at the End of the Broad Street be Carryed through the Dock to 
the Outside thereof so that it may Empty it self into the River. That 
the Overseers Appointed for Making the said Common sewer, Qeaning 
the Dock and Repairing the Wharfs &c : do with all Convenient Expe- 
dition purchase Materialls, Imploy Workmen and Labourers for the 
Making of the said Common sewer Repairing of the Wharfs and Clean- 
ing of the Dock, and that they Cause A Good and substantial Bridge to 
be made and Erected Over the said Common sewer from the Markett 
house fronting the Dock to the Dock's Mouth and that they from time 
to time Consult and Advise with proper Artificers and Workmen for 
the better Effecting the said Work and that there be an Entrance into 
the Dock on each side of the Common sewer. 



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of ) ^ 
New York j "^"^ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

30th day of July Anno Doln 1717 

Present John Johnston ESq*" Mayor 
David Jamison ESq"^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Abraham Wendell 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 

Ordered that there be A bonfire at the usual place within this City 
at the Charge of this Corporation on Thursday next the first day of 
August being the Anniversary of his Majesties happy Accession to the 
Crown of Great Brittain &c : with the usual quantity of good wine to 
drink good health to his Majesty his Royal Highness the Prince the 
Royal family &c : and that the Treasurer take Care to provide the same 
Accordingly. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° 161 Treasurer to pay to M*^ Robert Crannell Marshall of 

Warrant Issued this City or Order the sum of three pounds two 

Shilings Currt Money of New York being for one 

quarter of A years sallary due and Ending the 14*** Instant ft for four 



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Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his Acci which is Audited by this 
Court and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® 162 Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the Publick 

Warrant Issued Whipper of this City or Order the sum of one pound 

five Shilings Currt Money of New York in full of one 

quarter of a years sallary due and Ending the 2/^^ Instant as Appears 

by his Acd which is Audited by this Court & allowed. 

Resolved that the Collectors of the five hundred pounds Tax for 
Cleaning of the Dock &c : be Allowed Nine pence in the pound for Col- 
lecting the same to be paid out of the Revenue of this [376] Corporation 
assoon as thej have perform'd their duty 



City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 

2i*!» day of August Anno Dofff 1717. 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
ISaac De Riemer 
Jdiannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this day made Ordained Renewed Established (and Published 
after the Ringing of three Bells) and Ordered to be Continue and Re- 
main in full force and Vertue for three Months after the date hereof 
(VizO 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick houses without Lycense 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulations of the Markett 



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Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers. 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 

Law against firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

I^w Against Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Sloughter houses 

Law Imposing a fine vpon such as refuse to Watch. 

Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Allyes within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive Over the Common sewer 

Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law 2Lg\ digging holes and Cutting sodds on the Commons 
[377] Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution. 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removing the Posts out of this City. 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in the 
City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month. 

Law Appointing A Markett place in the broad Street. 

A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hiring of Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 

A Law for Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law Prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law agt Trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or Accou- 
trem*? 

A Law for Regulating of Fences in the Bowry Division 
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A Law for Regulating & Establishing of fees for ye: Inviters to 
Funerals 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes in the City of New York. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° 163 Treasurer to pay to M*" John Parmyter or Order the 

Warrant Issued sum of five pounds five Shilings CurrS Money of 

New York for divers Expences at his house by this 

Corporation on several publick days Ending the first day of August 

last as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 164 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESqf Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this Corporation the sum of Six pounds Eight 
Shilings and three pence Currt Money of New York 
being Money by him disburst for A Bonfire Wine &c: on the twenty 
Eight day of May last being his Majesties Birth day as Appears by 
his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*' 165 Treasurer to pay to samuell Bayard ESq*" Treasurer 

Warrant Issued of this Corporation the sum of Six pounds thirteen 
shilings and ten pence half penny Curr* Money of 
New York being Money by him disburst for A Bonfire Wine &c: on 
the first day of this Instant August being the Anniversary of his Majes- 
ties happy Accession to the Crown as Appears by his AccJ which is 
Audited and Allowed. 

[378] Resolved that half An Acre of Land lying in the Bo wry Division 
of the Out Ward of this City on the North West side of the Road on 
the back side of Johannes Pieterse's Land fronting to the Road in 
breadth one Chain and in length backwards five Chains be Lett to Farm 
unto Matthias Buys Weaver his Heirs and Assigns for the Term of 
twelve years at the Yearly Rent of Six shilings to be paid to the Treas- 
urer of this Corporation Every year on the feast day of S^ Michael 
the Archangell. That the said Matthias Buys Shall surrender the same 
to this Corporation at the Expiration of the Term with all buildings and 
Improvements thereupon without Committing any waste, that the said 
Matthias Buys shall pay all Charges for the Lease and laying out of 
the same, that Alderman De Riemer & M*^ Ryckman do Cause the said 
Land to be laid out unto him and that M** Mayor Execute A Lease 
Accordingly 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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City of 
New York 



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Present 



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Att a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
30*^ Day of September Anno DonT 1717 

John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 

Isaac De Riemer 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip ^Esq^ Aldermen 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Andries Maerschalck 

Phillip Cortlant 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

John Ryckman 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen of 
each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this Day One 
Alderman One Assistant two Assessors one Collector and One Petty 
Constable in the five Wards on the South Side of the [379] Fresh 
water And one Alderman one Assistant two Assessors two Collectors 
two petty Constables and four Surveyors of the Highways for the Out 
ward of the Said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the Said 
Ward to Serve in their Respective Offices for the Year Ensuing Accord- 
ing to the usage Laws and Ordinances of the Said City and Accord- 
ingly the Same day Return was made thereof at Twelve of the Clock 
at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the Said City under the hands 
and Seals of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenor of the 
aforesaid Warrants as followeth (vizS) 
'Johannes Jansen 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Cornelius Clopper 



South Ward 



Northward < 



Phillip Schuyler 

Obadiah Hunt 

Peter Vaninburgh 
^Jacobus Kip 

Andries Mae[r]schalck 

Cornelius Turk 

Johannes Vredenburgh 

Teunis Quick 
^William Gilbert 



Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 



Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Westward 



Dock Ward 



East Ward 



[380] 



^Hermanus Vangelder Alderman 

William Roome Assistant 

Stophel Pells 

Johannes Simonse 

Jacobus Stoutenburgh 

Caesar Sharpe 
^John Cruger 

Oliver Teller 

Gilbert Livingston 

Abraham Van Vlecq 

Martinus Cregier 

Thomas Slow 
^Phillip Cortlant 

John Roosevelt 

Abraham Lefferts 

James Renaudett 

Bemardus Smith 
^John Wilkins 
'ISaac De Riemer 

John Ryckman 

Samuell Kip 

Wolfert Webber Junt 

Jacob Cowenhoven 

Elias Allbody 

John Slingerham 

Samuell Waldron 

Johannes Myer 

Humphrey Petrus 

Lawrence Courtrecht 

Barent Waldron 

His Excellency the Governour by and with the Consent of his 
Majesties Councill has Declared John Johnston Esq*" the present Mayor 
and Thomas Farmer Esq^ the present Sheriff to be Mayor and Sheriff 
in their Respective Offices of this Corporation for the Year Ensuing. 

Resolved That Samuell Bayard Esq^ the present Tresurer of this 
Corporation be and is hereby Appointed Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this Corporation for the Year Ensuing. 

M"" Mayor has appointed Caesar Sharp High Constable of this City 
for the Year Ensuing 

Ordered M*" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the West 
Ward to Cause the Inhabitants of the Said Ward to Choose Another 



Out Ward 



Y 



' Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constable 

Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 

Surveyors of 

Highways 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
Surveyors of 

Highways 



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Bowry 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 149 

person for Constable of the Said Ward for the Year Ensuing in the 
Room of Caesar Sharp who is made High Constable and that the 
Election be on Saturday Next 

Ordered Nemine Contra Dicente That M*^ Mayor Issue his War- 
rant to Mf Cornelius Depeyster the Treasurer Appointed by virtue of 
an Act of Genlt Assembly of this Colony Entituled an Act to Enable 
the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York to 
Raise the Sum of five hundred pounds for altering the Course of the 
Common sewer at the End of the Broad Street and for Cleansing and 
Scowring the Dock of this City to pay to the Respective persons here- 
after Mentioned the Respective Sums of Money following (viz*) 

£ s d 

Unto Pieter Willemse Roome as ^ Acct 12 — 19 — 6 

Unto Theunis Tiebout & his Son Hendrick as ^ AccL 21 — 15 — o 

Unto William Roome as ^ Ace* 10 — 02 — 6 

[381] Unto Johannes Tiebout Jun^ as ^ AccJ 10 — 01 — 6 

Unto Johannes Roome as ^ Ace! 11 — 05 — o 

Unto Stephanus Van Cortlandt as ^ acct 25 — 01 — a 

Unto Oliver Teller as ^ Ace* 11 — 04 — r\ 

Unto Martinus Cregier as ^ AccI 20 — 12 — ij^ 

Unto Henry Cuyler as ^ Ace* 04 — 10 — o 

Unto Jacobus Kip as ^ Ace* 06 — 07 — 6 

Unto Katherine Loring as ^ Ace* 05 — 05 — 7% 

Unto Henry Wileman as ^ Acc5 03 — 16 — 6 

Unto Jacobus Cortlandt as ^ Ace* 03 — 09 — 6 

Unto Adolph Phillips as ^ Acct 06—18 — 71^ 

Unto Johannes Van Vorst as ^ Ace* 02 — 15 — o 

Unto Johannes Vreelant as ^ AccJ 00 — 06 — 9 

Unto Gilbert Livingston as ^ Acct 02 — 11 — o 

Unto the Widdow Jackson as ^ Acct 00 — 15 — 6 

Unto Antie Teneyck Widdow 00 — 03 — 4j4 

Unto Cornelius Depeyster for Timber for the ^ 

Common Sewer bought of Stephanus V 

Cortlandt £32 — o — o and to Cash paid Joseph 

Tocker for Acci of James Hains £8 — o — o. . . 

Which in the whole Amounteth unto two hundred pounds and 
Eleven Shillings Curr* Money of New York being for Workman- 
ship And Materialls Imployed found and Expended in making the 
Common Sewer and bridge through the Dock of this City as 
Appears by An Ace* thereof which is Audited and Allowed 



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Ordered the Representatives of this City and County in Gen- 
erall Assembly be desired to use their utmost Endeavours to procure 
the passing of a Bill in the Said Assembly for Regulating the Ferry 
between the City of New York and the Island Nassaw and that 
the Clerk of this Court waite upon them with a Copy of this 
Minute. 



City of I gg 
New York j *^^ 



Present 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Munday 
the 14*** day of October Anno DoITT 171 7 

John Johnston ESq'^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq'' Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Ryckman 
John Roosevelt 

This day the Mayor attended by the Recorder Aldermen As- 
sistants sheriff Town Clerk Treasurer High Constable Petty Con- 
stables and Other Officers of this Corporation about the hour of 
Eleven in the forenoon Marched from the City Hall to his Majesties 
Garrison Fort George and waited upon his Excellency the Gov- 
ernour in Council where the said John Johnston ESq'' was sworn 
Mayor of this City for the year Ensueing & Also at the same time 
the said John Johnston ESq' David Jamison ESq' Recorder Jo- 
hannes Jansen, Jacobus Kip John Cruger Hermanus Vangelder and 
Phillip Cortlandt ESq" Aldermen of the said City were sworn 
Justices of the Peace of the City and County of New York having 
first taken the Oath Appointed to be taken by Law and thereupon 
his Excellency the Governour delivered unto the Mayor his Com- 
mission for Mayor Clerk of the Markett and Water Bayliff and also 
the Commission of the Peace. Whereupon the Mayor attended as 
Aforesaid went from thence to the City Hall where after the Ring- 



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ing of three Bells the Mayors Commission was published and then 
they Repaired to the Common Council Chamber where the Mayor 
Resumed the Chair and then the usual Oaths Appointed by Law 
were Administred unto Johannes Jansen ESq' Alderman of the 
south Ward Jacobus Kip ESq*" Alderman of the North Ward, John 
Cruger ESq^ Alderman of the Dock Ward Hermanns Vangelder 
ESqT Alderman of the West Ward and Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ Al- 
derman of the East Ward, Cornelius Depeyster [383] Assistant of 
the south Ward, Andries Maerschalck Assistant of the North 
Ward, William Roome Assistant of the West Ward Johannes 
Ryckman Assistant of the Out Ward Oliver Teller Assistant of the 
Dock Ward and John Roosevelt Assistant of the East Ward who 
took their places Accordingly. 

ISaac De Riemer ESq^ Alderman of the Out Ward was absent. 

samuell Bayard ESq** was Sworn Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of this City for the year Ensueing the aforesaid Oaths According 
to Law being first Administred unto him 

Caesar Sharp was Sworn High Constable of this City for the 
year Ensueing and the Oath of A Constable was Administred unto 
Peter Vaninburgh, William Gilbert John Vanhorne Thomas Slow 
John Willkins, Jacob Cowenhoven and Humphry Petrus Constables 
of the Respective Wards of this City the Aforesaid Oaths According 
to Law being first Administred unto them 

Ordered there be A Bonfire on sunday next at Night at the 
l^'sual place within this City with the usual Quantity of Wine at 
the Charge of this Corporation it being the Anniversary of his 
Majesties Coronation and that the Treasurer provide the same and 
also A Close hamper with a lock and Key to secure the same from 
Tmbezellment. 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N«* 166 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds 
four shilings Current Money of New York in 
full of half A Years sallary due & Ending this day and for Pen Ink 
and Paper for one year Ending the same time as Appears by his 
Acc^ which is Audited by this Court and Allowed. 



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[384] City of ) ^^, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j ' City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

22<* day of October Anno DolR 1717 

Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'" Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder ^ESq" Aldermen 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Andries Maerschalck 

William Roome > Assistants. 

Oliver Teller 

John Roosevelt 

It being the Opinion of this Court that there is an Absolute 
Nessessity of A Convenient Magazine or powder house within this 
City it is therefore hereby Order'd that Advertisements be put up 
giving Notice to all Persons that are Inclined to build A Magazine 
for the keeping and secureing the Gunpowder that shall be Imported 
into this City that they make their Proposals to the Mayor of the said 
City on or before the first Tuesday in November Next. 

Order'd M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** 167 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall 

Warrant Issued, of this City or Order the sum of four pounds 
fourteen shilings and seven pence half penny 
Current Money of New York it being in full of One quarter of A 
years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant, for hanging 
the Window shutters in the upper Prison & for Staples hinges and 
Nails, for Carpenters Work Iron and Nails for Mending the Prisons 
as Appears by his Accounts which are Audited by this Court and 
Allowed. 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be sett at the Rate of Wheat being 
four shilings ^ Bushell. 

[385] Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Cruger Alderman 
Cortlandt M^ Depeyster and M"" Teller or any three of them be A 
Committee to Audit the Publick Acc^* of this City and that they 
also Audit the Treasurers Books and Accts. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 153 

By the Mayor and Aldermen 

Assize of Bread 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Vizt) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh fifteen Ounces for 
three half pence, and A soft Biskett of the finest flower seven 
Ounces for three farthings. 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh three pounds for 
four pence half penny. 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran Only taken out and not 
Otherwise to weigh three pounds twelve Ounces for four pence 
half penny wheat being at four shilings ^ Bushell. 

And OitDER^D that no Other Bread be made for sale within this 
City than According to the above assize (hard Biskett only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within this City do take Notice hereof 
and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the 
22^ day of October in the fourth year of his Majesties Reign Anno 
Dom 1717. 



City of ) ^^, Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 

Twenty Second Day of November Anno 
DoHT 1717 

Present John Johnston ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
[386] Cornelius Depeyster 

William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 



>.Esqn Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



The following Laws Orders & Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this Day made Ordained Renewed Established & Published 
after the Ringing of three bells and Order'd to be Continucrf & Re- 



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main in full force & Vertue for three Months from & after the 
Date hereof (viz*) 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick Houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To prevent fire 

Regulation of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their passengers 

Common Councill to appear upon Summons 

Guagers Packers & Cullers 

Freemen & Apprentices. 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock & Slips 

Law against firing Guns in the Streets &c : 

Law against Killing Cattle any where but at the Slaughter 
houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposeing a fine upon Such as refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes & Allyes within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers & Pedlers 

Carmen not to Drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law against digging holes & Cutting Sodds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for paving the Streets Lanes and Allyes within this City 

Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removeing the Posts out of this City. 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 
the City of New York 

Common Councill to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month. 
[387] Law appointing a Markett place in the broad Street 

A Law appointing a place for the more Convenient hireing of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 155 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 
A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night time 
A Law Relateing to Guaging Packing and Culling 
A Law for Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law Prohibiting burning of Lime on part of the Commons 
A Law agi Trading with Soldiers for the[ir] Cloaths Arms or Ac- 
coutrements 

A Law for Regulating of fences in the Bowry Division 
A Law for the Regulating & Establishing of fees for the Invitors 
to Funeralls 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes in the City of New York 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 168 Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the Publick 

Warri Issued Whipper of this City or Order the Sum of one 

pound five Shillings Currt Money of New York in 

full of one Quarter of a Years Sallary due & Ending the Twenty 

fourth Day of October last past. 

Order'd Tlie Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 169 Treasurer to pay to the Widdow of Jockem Roe- 

Warrt Issued liff[s]e Deced. Roeliffe Roeliffse. James Welch and 
John Marinus or Order the Sum of Twenty Eight 
pounds Curr! Money of New York in full of their Sallary as Bell- 
men of this City from the first Day of May last to the first Day of 
this Instant November 

City of ) ^„ Att a Common Council held at the 

NewYorki City Hall of the Said City on Saturday 

the 2i»t day of December Anno Dom 171 7 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
William Roome 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
Johannes Roosevelt 



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[388] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 170 urer to pay to Mr John Parmiter or Order the Sum of 

five pounds Seventeen Shillings and three pence Curr* 
Money of New York it being for Expences of this Corporation at 
his house on the 20*^ day of October last being the Anniversary of 
his Majesties Coronation 

City of ) 5,^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday y* 

24*? Day of December Anno Dofn 171 7 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
Johannes Roosevelt 

The Conditions for farming the ferry of this City between this 
City and Nassaw Island in two Distinct ferrys were read & Ap- 
proved and Ordered Mr Mayor Calling to his Assistance so many of 
the Common Council as he Shall think fitt do Receive y* Propos- 
alls of Such persons as are Inclined to farm the Same & make his 
Report on or before the tvventyeth day of January Next and that 
Publick Notice by Printed Advertisements be made thereof and 
that the Clerk of this Court take care Accordingly. 

The following Law was three times Read and Approved & Or- 
dered to be Continue & Remain in full force & Vertue for three 
Months from and after the Date hereof. 

A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in the Dock 

OF this City. 
Be it Ordain'd by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen ft Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Outhority of the Same that from and after the 
Publication hereof No Ship Barque [389] Sloop or Other Vessell 
whatsoever do make fast unto or hail Down by or Careen by the 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 157 

Bridge in the Great Dock of this City (after Notice given to the 
Contrary by the Dock Master) nor Uunload any Ballast or Other 
Lumber on the Same Bridge under the Penalty of ten Shillings for 
Every Offence to be paid by the Master or Owner of Such Vessell 
one half to the Informer and the other half to the Treasurer of this 
City for the use of this Corporation and to be Recover'd before the 
Mayor Recorder or any one of the Aldermen of this City. 

City of ) ^^. Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

3i»* Day of Decemb^ Anno Dom 1717 

Present John Johnston Esqf Mayor 

David Jamison Esq*" Recorder. 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Oliver Teller 

Johannes Roosevelt 

William Roome 
Ordered that Alderman Jansen Alderman Cruger. Alderman 
Cortlandt M^ Depeyster and M^ Teller or any three of them be 
a Committee to Call Anthony Ham the Dock Master to Acct for 
the Proffitts of the Said Dock & Crane from the time of his being 
in that Office to this time & make Report thereof to the Next 
Common Council. 

Conditions for farming that part of the ferry of the City of New 
York Between Nassau Island and the Said City which is to be 
Established at the place Commonly Called the Ferry on Nassau 
Island, together with the Ferry Houses Barn Pen and all and Sin- 
gular the Appurtenances to the Said Ferry Houses belonging for 
the Terme of five Years to Commence the twenty fifth day of March 
Anno Dot!T 1718 

That the Lessee Shall be Obliged within Eight days Next 

Im^ Ensueing the Date hereof to Execute his Counterpart of 

the Lease and to give Bond for performance of Covenants 

with Such sufficient [390] Securities as the Mayor Aldermen and 

Commonality of the Said City Shall Judge Needfull. 



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IS8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

That the Lessee Shall be Obliged to pay the Rent of that 
2^ part of the Ferry, Ferry houses and Appurtenances scituate on 
Nassau Island (which he shall Covenant to do) unto the Treas- 
urer of the City of New York for the time being by four Even Quar- 
terly Payments in Every Year of Lawfull Money of the Province of 
New York. 

That the Said Lessee Shall at his own proper Charge and 
3^ Expence Provide and Maintain two great Boats or Scows Con- 
venient for the Carrying and Transporting of Horses Cattle 
Corn and Other Goods of Bulk and two or more small Boats Con- 
venient for the Transportation of Passengers and that one of the 
Great Boats be kept on Each side of the River and not both to Re- 
main on the same Side of the River at any time and also shall keep 
and Maintain good and Able men to Row in the Same Boats who 
shall give their Constant Attendance for the ready Transportation 
of Goods and Passengers. 

That the said Lessee shall at his own Charge & Expence 
4'^ keep and Maintain one sufficient pound near the Ferry house on 
Nassaw Island for the secureing of Cattle to be Transported to 
and from the City of New York and when delivered at the Ferry to 
take Charge thereof and shall find and Provide all Ropes and Other 
Nessessaries for secureing them while there and for their Con- 
venient and safe Transportation And that all Provisions Passen- 
gers and Other Goods shall be landed at New York at the places 
hereafter Mentioned 

That the said Lessee or his Assignes in the aforesaid ferry 

5*** houses or one of them upon Nassau Island shall keep an Inn or 

Publick house of Entertainment wherein strangers Travellers 

and their horses may have good Accommodation at reasonable 

Rates dureing the Term of the said Lease. 

That that the Lessee dureing the said Lease shall keep Up- 
6*** hold support and Maintain at his own proper Cost Charge and 
Expence the aforesaid New and old ferry houses Barn Well 
Penn and Landing Bridge on Nassau Island in good and sufficient 
Repair dureing the Lease aforesaid & at the Expiration of the same 
the said houses Barn Well landing [391] Bridge Pen and Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging so well and Sufficiently kept Upheld 
Maintained Repaired and Amended shall peaceably and quietly 
surrender and Yield up to the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality 
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That if the Lessee or his Assignes make Default in any of 
7*^ the Quarterly payments to be made as aforesaid or in fourteen 
days after then it shall and may be Lawfull for the said Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York or their As- 
signes the Demised Premisses to Reenter and Possession thereof to 
take and to farm Lett in as full and Ample Manner as if the Same 
had not been before Demised 

That if the said Lessee Shall Neglect or Refuse to give such 
8*** sufficient security for performance of Covenants as aforesaid 
that then the said part of the ferry ferry houses and Ap- 
purtenances on Nassau Island shall be again Demised and to farm lett 
and if Demised for less then first agreed on the said first farmer 
thereof is to make good and pay the loss with all Charges and Ex- 
pences and if the same be farmed for more he is to have no benefitt 
thereof. 

That the said Lessee or his Assignes shall not Impose or 
9*** take any Other Rates or Prices for Ferriage than such as are 
Established by Law and Mentioned in an Act of Generall Assem- 
bly of this Colony made in the fourth Year cf the Reign of his 
Majesty King George Entituled An Act for Regulating the Ferry 
between the City of New York and Nassau Isbnd 

That the said Lessee shall and do dureing the Term of the 
10*^ said Lease land from and take on board into the ferry Boats & 
Every of them all Passengers Provissions and Other Goods what 
soever Comeing to the City of New York or going from the same 
(Neat Cattle and Horses Excepted) at the Respect ivc/y places here- 
after Mentioned and at no Other place That is to say Every Mun- 
day and Thursday at Countess Key, Every Tuesday and fryday at 
Burgers Path and Every Wensday and Saturday at the Dock slip 
near Colt? Cortlandts house or in the Great Dock and at no Other 
places whatsoever. 

That it shall and may be Lawfull for the said Lessee or his 
11^^ Assignes Immediately after his landing of Cattle Goods or Pas- 
sengers at the City of New York to Receive into his ferry Boats 
all such Passengers Cattle and Goods as wait for Transportation to 
Nassau Island and them Immediately to Return with to the said 
Island [392] And the Proffitts of the Ferriage thereof to take and 
Receive to his own use all the Proffitts and Advantages Arising or 
Accruing for the ferriage or Transportation of all Horses Geldings 
Mares Colts & Cattle whatsoever that shall be Transported in 



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the ferry Boats from Nassau Island to the City of New York and 
from the City of New York to Nassau Island. 

That it shall and may be lawfull for the Mayor Aldermen 
12*** and Commonality of the City of New York for the time being 
to Establish Another ferry from the City of New York to Nassau 
Island for the More Convenient Transportation of Passengers and 
Goods to the said Island which Ferryman so to be Established shall 
and may Receive to his own use all such proffitts and Advantages 
Arising or Accruing for the Ferriage and Transportation of all such 
Goods and Passengers as he shall Transport in his said Ferry Boats 
to Nassau Island and from Nassau Island to New York (Horses 
Geldings Mares Colts and Cattle only Excepted) 

And that it shall and may be Lawfull for such Ferryman Estab- 
lished at New York or his Assignes to Land Goods and Passengers 
at the Bridge or usual Landing place att the Ferry on Nassau Island 
and Immediately after his Landing there such Goods and Passen- 
gers to Receive into his ferry Boats all such Goods and Passen- 
gers as there wait for Transportation to the City of New York and 
with them Immediately to lleturn to New York aforesaid and the 
Proffitts of the ferriage thereof to take and Receive to his own Use 
any thing in the before written Conditions to the Contrary hereof 
in any wise Notwithstanding. 

And upon the before Mentioned Conditions the aforesaid part of 
the ferry to be Established at the ferry on Nassau Island with the 
ferry house Barn Pen and Appurtenances thereunto belonging to be 
Demised for the Term aforesaid to such person or Persons who 
shall give the Greatest Rent for the same and the best security for 
Performance of Covenants 

Conditions for Farming that Part of the Ferry of th# City of 
New York Between the said City and Nassau Island which is to be 
Established at the said City of New York for the more Easy & Con- 
venient Transportation of Goods and Passengers from the said City 
of New York to Nassau Island & from Nassau Island to New York 
for the Term of five Years to Commence the Twenty fifth Day of 
March Anno Dom 1718 

[393] That the Lessee shall be Oblidged within Eight days 

Im%? Next Ensueing the Date hereof to Execute his Counterpart of 

the Lease and to give Bond for Performance of Covenants with 

such sufficient securities as the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of 

the said City shall Judge Need full. 



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That the Lessee shall be Obliged to pay the Rent of that 

2^ part of the Ferry for which he shall Covenant unto the Treasurer 

of the City of New York for the time being by four Even quarterly 

payments in Every Year of Lawfull Money of the Province of New 

York 

That the said Lessee shall at his own proper Charge & 
3^ Expence Provide Keep and Maintain two or more Convenient 
small Boats for the Carrying and Transporting of Goods and Pas- 
sengers from the City of New York to Nassau Island and from 
Nassau Island to the City of New York and that one or more of the 
same Boats be allways Kept on New York side of the said ferry and 
that the said Lessee shall keep and Maintain good and able men 
to Row in the same Boats who shall give their Constant Attendance 
for the ready Transportation of Goods & Passengers. 

That if the Lessee or his Assignes make Default in any 
4*** of the Quarterly payments to be made as aforesaid or in four- 
teen days after then it shall and may be Lawfull for the said 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York for the 
time being or their Assignes the Demised Premisses to Reenter and 
Possession thereof to take and to farm lett in as full and Ample 
Manner as if the same had not been before Demised. 

That if the said Lessee shall Neglect or Refuse to give such 
5*^ sufficient security for performance of Covenants as aforesaid that 
then the said part of the ferry at New York shall be again 
Demised and to farm Lett, and if Demised for less then first Agreed 
on the said first Farmar thereof shall make good and pay the loss 
with all Charges & Expences and if the same be farmed for more 
he is to have no benefitt thereby. 

That the said Lessee or his Assignes shall not Impose or 
6*^^ take any Other Rates or Prices for Ferriage than such as are 
Established by Law and Mentioned in the Act of Generall Assem- 
bly of this Colony made in the fourth Year of the Reign of his Maj- 
esty King George Entituled An Act for Regulating the Ferry be- 
tween the City of New York and Nassau Island. 

[394] That the said Lessee shall and do dureing the Term of 
7*** the said Lease Ply with his ferry Boats & take Goods and Pas- 
sengers on Board the same for Nassau Island & land all Goods 
& Passengers from Nassau Island at New York at the Respective places 
hereafter Mentioned and at no Other place that is to Say at or between 
the Great slip at Burgers Path and the Great Dock of this City and at 

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no Other places whatsoever and that he shall Constantly keep one 
Boat on New York side of the ferry & Upon her going off Another 
Boat Constantly to Come on and so Attend on New York side Every 
Night 

That it shall and may be Lawfull for the said Lessee or his 
8*^ Assigns Immediately after his landing of Goods and Passengers 

at the ferry on Nassau Island to Receive into his ferry Boats all 
such Goods & Passengers as there wait for Transportation to New 
York and with them Immediately to Return to New York aforesaid 
and the Proffitts of the Ferriage thereof to take and Receive to his 
own Use 

That it shall and may be lawfull for the Mayor Aldermen 
9*** and Commonality of the City of New York or their Assigns to 

Keep Another Ferry on Nassau Island for the more Convenient 
Transportation of Goods and Passengers and for the sole Trans- 
portation of Horses Geldings Mares Colts and all Bulls Cows Oxen 
and Cattle from Nassau Island to New York and from New York 
to Nassau Island which Ferry man or his Assigns on Nassau Island 
shall and may Receive to his own use all such Proffitts and Advan- 
tages Arrising or Accruing for the Ferriage and Transportation of 
all such Goods and Passengers and of all such Horses Geldings 
Mares Colts Bulls Cows Oxen and Cattle as he shall Transport in 
his said ferry Boats from Nassau Island to New York & from New 
Vork to Nassau Island And that it shall and may be Lawfull for the 
said Ferryman Established on Nassau Island or his Assigns Imme- 
diately after his or their landing of any Passengers Goods or Cattle 
at New York to Receive into his or their ferry Boats all such Goods 
Passengers & Cattle or Other things whatsoever as there wait for 
Transportation to Nassau Island and with them Immediately to Re- 
turn to Nassau Island afores? anything in the before written Con- 
ditions to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding. 

That the said Lessee or Ferryman at New York shall [395] 

10*^ Not upon Any pretence whatsoever Transport over the said 

Ferry Any Horses Geldings Mares Colts Bulls Cows Oxen or 

Other Cattle whatsoever, but that the Transportation and Proffitts 

thereof shall solely belong to the Ferryman on Nassau Island. 

And upon the before Mentioned Conditions the aforesaid part 
of the Ferry to be Established at New York to be Demised for the 
Term aforesaid to such person or persons who shall give the great- 
est Rent and the best security for performance of Covenants. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 163 

City of ) ^j,^j, Att a Common Council held at the 

New YorkV City Hall of the said City on Wensday 

the 15**^ of Jan^f Anno Dom I7i7[-i8] 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen '^ 

Jacobus Kip \ ^,^^^^^„ 

John Cruger [ ^ 

Phillip Cortlandt j 

Cornelius Depeyster ^ 

Oliver Teller y Assistants 

Johannes Roosevelt J 

Forasmuch as Mr Mayor hath Reported to this Court that 
James Harding who formerly farmed the ferry between this City 
and Nassaw Island & punctually paid his Rent for the same Ac- 
cording to the Tenor of his Lease hath Offered unto him One hun- 
dred and fifty five pounds ^ Annum for that part of y^ ferry ferry 
houses and Appurtenances Established on Nassaw Island and 
Eighty five pounds ^» Annum for that part of the Said Ferry to be Es- 
tablished on New York Side and hath Oflfered Cap! Lancaster 
Symes Cap* William Walton & M^ Anthony Duane Merch*? three 
Substantial! Citizens of this Corporation and of undoubted Wealth 
and Reputation for his Securities for performance of Covenants and 
that no Other Person or Persons have as yett Offered any Greater 
Rents for the Same Ferryes nor better Securities and Whereas his 
Excellency Brigadeer Hunter our most Excellent Governour by his 
Letter of the 13*^ Instant Directed to this Corporation hath Rec- 
ommended the Said James Harding (as a person who while he had 
the ferry Diligently tended the Same and Duely and punctually paid 
his Rent) to be prefer'd before his Competitors none Offering more 
Rent for the Said Ferry's than he has done &c. In REGiVRD there- 
fore to his Excellencies Said Letter to which this Corporation will 
allways pay the Greatest Regard and Deference Imaginable as well 
as the knowledge they have of the Said James Harding and of his 
honesty Industry and Capacity to Undertake the Said Ferry's 
[396]. It is hereby Resolved (Nemine Contra Dicente) that the part 
of the ferry between Nassaw Island and this City which is to be 
Established at the place Commonly the ferry on Nassaw Island to- 
gether with the ferry houses Barn Pen and all and Singular the Ap- 
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the Said James Harding his Executors Adm'^? & Assigns upon the 
first above Mentioned Conditions for the term of five Years before 
Mentioned for the Yearly Rent of One hundred and fifty five pounds 
of Lawfull Money of the Province of New York and also that the 
Other part of the ferry of the City of New York between the Said 
City and Nassaw Island which is to be Established at the Said City 
of New York be also lett to farm unto the Said James Harding his 
Execuf*? Adm**? & Assigns upon the last before Mentioned Conditions 
for the Term of five Years therein Mentioned for the Yearly Rent of 
Eighty five pounds of like Lawfull Money and that Leases be pre- 
pared Accordingly. 

City of I ^^^ Att a Common Councill held at the 



New York]"" City Hall of the Said City on Wensday 

the 29**» of JanT Anno Dom I7i7[-i8] 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 
David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
* Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
William Roome 



>► Esq"^? Aldermen 



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The Drafts of the two Leases of the ferry to James Harding 
were Read and Approved & Ordered to be Engrossed & Ordered 
that M'" Mayor Execute the Same Accordingly, & that the Lessee 
give Bond for performance of Covenants in Eight hundred pounds 

for that Lease on Xassaw Lsland «S: four hundred pounds for that 
Lease on New York Side 

Order'd M^ Mayor. Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 171 to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of this City or Order 
the Sum of two pounds Sixteen Shillings Currt Money of 
New York for one Quarter of a Years Sallary Due & Ending the 
14^^ Instant & for two Journeys to Harlem as appears by his Acct 
which is Audited by this Court & Allowed. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 165 

[397] Ordered M^ Mayor. Issue his Warrt to the Treasurer 
N? 172 to pay to the Reverent M^ Thomas Barclay the Sum of 

three pounds Curri Money of New York for preaching 
before this Corporation on the 14 Day of October 1714 being the 
Anniversary of Swearing the Magistrates & Other Officers of this 
City 

Orderd M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 173 to pay to Johannes Jansen Esq^ or Order the Sum of two 

pounds two Shillings Curr* Money of New York being 
Money Expended at the house of M^ Thomas Brasier upon Com- 
mittees of the Councill upon the passing the Act of Generall Assem- 
bly lately made for Regulating the ferry between the City of New 
York and the Island Nassaw. 

The Petition of M^ Benjamin Peck for a Grant of a Lott or two 
of Land from High Water to Low Water mark near the Block 
house in the East River between M'" Beeckmans and Mf Sacketts 
was read & Rejected. 

City of ) ^^^ Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Fryday *:he 

21*** of February Anno Dom 1 717 [-18] 

Present John Johnston Esq*" Mayor 

David Jamison Esqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius De Peyster ^ 
Andries Maerschalck > Assistants 

John Roosevelt J 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
were this Day made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
after the Ringing of three Bells and Orderd to be Continue and 
Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after 
the Date hereof (viz*) 

for the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick houses without Lycencc 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent Fire 



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Regulation of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

^[398] Masters of Vessells to give Account of their Passengers 
Common Councill to appear upon Summons 
Guagers Packers & Cullers 
Freemen & Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Governmt of the Dock & Slips 
Law against firing Guns in the Street &c : 
Law against Killing Cattle any where but in the Slaughter 

houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposing a Fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers & Pedlars 

Carmen not to Drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at Large 

Law against Digging holes & Cutting Sods on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removeing the Posts out of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 

y« City of New York 

Common Councill to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month 

Law appointing a Markett place in the Broad Street 

A Law appointing a place for the more Convenient hiring of 

Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Lavv' for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian Slaves in y« Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing & Culling 

A Law for Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A L?w Prohibiting burning of Lyme on part of the Commons 



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A Law agt Trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or 

Acoutrem^f 

A Law for Regulating of fences in the Bowry Division 

A Law for y* Regulating & Establishing of fees for y* Invitors 

to Funeralls 

A Law for Regulating Midwives in the City of New York 

A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in the Dock 

of this City 

Orderd M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> 174 Treasurer to pay to Alderman Hermanus Van- 

Warrant Issued gelder y*^ Sum of two pounds five Shillings & two 
pence Currt Money of New York being for Bricks 
Lime & Bricklayers work done & provided for y* City Hall in 
Aprill last as appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed. 

[399] City of ) <^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New YorkJ ' " City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

21*^ day of March Anno DoUT I7i7[-i8]. 

Present John Johnston ESq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Cornelius Depeyster ^ 

Andries Maerschalck I . . 
,,;.,i- 7^ >- Assistants. 

William Roome 



{•.Esq"".^ Aldermen 



Johannes Roosevelt J 



M'^ Mayor Acquainted this Court that the Leases of the Ferry 
of this City to James Harding were Executed and that the said 
James Harding together with Lancaster Symes William Walton 
and Anthony Duane Merch*? had Executed two Bonds to this Cor- 
poration for performance of Covenants one in Eight hundred 
pounds and the Other in four hundred pounds of lawfull Money of 
this Province and that Accordingly he had brought into this Court 
the Counter part of the said Leases & the said Original Bonds for 
Performance of Covenants to be disposed oflF as the Court shall 
direct. 



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Order'd the said Leases & Bonds be forthwith delivered unto 
samuell Bayard ESq^ Treasurer of this City to be by him kept for 
the use of this Corporation 

Order'd that Mf Recorder Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Al- 
derman Cruger M^ Depeyster M"" Maerschalck and M' Roosevelt 
(with such Other Members of this Court as shall be present) or any 
three of them be and are hereby Appointed A Committee to Re- 
ceive the Possession of the Ferry [400] Ferry houses and Appur- 
tenances upon Nassaw Island from M^ Dirck Adolph the Present 
Lessee thereof upon the twenty fifth day of this Instant March (his 
Lease then Expiring) and to deliver the Possession of the same 
unto M' James Harding the New Lessee and to Inspect & Examine 
what Needfull and Ncsscssary Repairs Ought to be made done and 
performed by the Said Dirck Adolph and what Convenient Repairs 
Ought to be made thereunto by this Corporation for the said James 
Harding and make Report thereof with all Convenient Expedition 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the lO'^ day of Aprill Anno Dom 1718 

Present John Johnston Esq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 

William Roome "^ 

Oliver Teller > Assistants 

Johannes Roosevelt J * ' ! : * - ' 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporacon 
which were made and Published the 2i®t day of February last were 
this day made Ordained Renewed Established & Published after 
the Ringing of three Bells and Orderd to be Continue & Remain in 
full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof 
(viz!) 

A Law for the Obser\'^ation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 169 

To Prevent Fire 

Regulation of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their Passengers 

[401] Common Councill to appear upon Summons 
Guagcrs Packers & Cullers 
Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws & Orders for the Gover[n]mt of the Dock & Slips 
Law against firing Guns in the Street &c : 
Law ag* Killing Cattle any where but in the Slaughter houses 
Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 
Law Imposing a fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 
Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes & Allyes within this City 
Law prohibiting Hawkers & Pedlars 
Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 
Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law agt Digging holes & Cutting Sods.on the Commons 
Law for preventing frauds in Firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrates 
Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 
Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 
Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 
Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City 
Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 
Law for Removeing the Posts out of this City 
Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 

y* City of New York 

Common Councill to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month 

Law Appointing a Markett place in the Broad Street 

A Law Appointing a place for y« more Convenient hiring of 

Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relating to Guaging Packing & Culling 

A Law for Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law Prohibiting burning of Lime on part of the Commons 



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A Law zg\ Trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or 
Acoutrem*? 

A Law for Regulating of fences in the Bowry Division 
A Law for y« Regulating & Establishing of fees for y* Invitors 
to Funeralls 

A Law for Regulating Midwives in the City of New York 
A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in the Dock of 
this City 

Ordered M^ Mayor Issue his Warr! to the Treas- 
N? 175 urer to pay to William Sharpass or Order the Sum 

Warr! Issued of Sixteen pounds Ten Shillings CurH Money of 
New York it being for two Books for Records, for 
Printing Advertizem*? for Leasing the Ferry of this City, for Draw- 
ing two Setts of Conditions for Leasing the Ferry, for the City's 
part of Drawing and Engrossing the two Leases of the Ferry & for 
half a Years [402] Sallary Ending the 14*** Instant as appears by 
his Acct which is Audited by this Court & Allowed 

Order'd Mayor Issue his Warr* to the Treasurer 

N? 176 to pay to Richard Cooper the Publick Whipper of 

Warrt Issued this City the Sum of One pound five Shillings Curd 

Money of this Province for one Quarter of a Years 

Sallary due and Ending the 24*^ of Janary Last 

Ordered M"" Mayor Issue his Warrt to the Treas- 
X? 177 urer to pay to M*"f Catherine Post or Order the Sum 

Warr? Issued of three pounds five Shillings and Nine pence Currt 
Money of this Province being for Expences at her 
house by this Corporation March last on their Executing the Leases 
of the ferry of this City to James Harding as appears by her Acci 
which is Audited by this Court & Allowed 

Order'd M^ Mayor Issue his Warr* to the Treas- 

N? 178 urer to pay to Johannes Jansen Esqf or Order the Sum 

Warri Issued of Six pounds Currl Money of this Province for 

Levelling the Ground near the Weigh house from 

the first day of Aprill 1717 to the first day of Aprill 1718 as appears 

by his Ace* which was Audited by this Court and Allowed 

Ordered M^ Mayor Issue his Warrt to the Treas- 

N? 179 urer to pay to M^ Sam Bayard Treasurer of this 

Warrt Issued Corporation or Order the Sum of Seven pounds & 

Six pence Curr! Money of this Province being 

Money by him Disburst for a Bonfire, Wine &c: on the 20*^ day 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 171 

of October last being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation 
as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed 

Order'd Alderman Jansen Alderman V^angelder M^ Depeyster 
M*^ Teller & M^ Roome or any three of them be a Committee to 
Examine into the Necessary Repairs of the Ferry houses & Ap- 
purtenances on Nassaw Island and that they make Report thereof 
to the Next Common Councill. 

Order'd That any Wharfs or Other Buildings upon this City's 
Land on Nassaw Island from High Water to Low Water Mark be 
puird Down and that the Committee Appointed to Examine into the 
Necessary Repairs of the ferry Appoint persons to pull down the 
Same 

I403] City of |jj,^ Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York p' City Hall of the Said City on Wensday 

the i6^*> day of Aprill Anno Dom 1718 
Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster ^ 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Johannes Roosevelt 
The Committee Appointed to Examine into the Nessessary Re- 
pairs of the ferry houses & Appurtenances on Nassaw Island Re- 
port in haec Verba (viz*) New York Aprill 12^^ 1718 Pursuant to 
Order of Common Councill bearing date the 10*^ Instant Wee went 
Over to the ferry to Examine into the Nesessary Repairs of the 
ferry houses and Appurtenances Accordingly do find that there is 
wanting to be done Some Carpenters work, Some Masons work, 
Some Smiths work, and a Roape with Bucketts for the well and are 
of Opinion that Some of the Common Councill be Appointed to 
See the Same performed which is all Submitted by 

John Jansen 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Oliver Teller 



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Which Report is Approved & Order'd the Same Cominitte[e] or 
any three of them do forthwith Imploy Able Workmen & Provide 
Materialls to Perform the Said Repairs & make their Report to this 
Court with all Convenient Expedition 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrt to the Treas- 

N? 180 urer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of this City 

Warr* Issued or Order the Sum of three pounds Six Shillings 
Curr* Money of New York it being for one Quarter 
of a Years Sallary due the 14'^ Instant for two Journeys to Harlem 
& for fire and Candle for the Common Councill for One Year past 
as appears by his Acct which is Audited by this Court and Allowed 

(404] The Petition of Mess*"? Gilbert Livingston. Thomas Grant 
Patrick Macknight and John Nicols in Behalf of themselves & 
the Congregation of Disenting Protestants within this City Called 
Presbiterians was Read Setting forth that they have purchased A 
piece of Ground within this City Contiguous to the City Hall or 
near thereunto with Design Speedily to Erect thereupon A Con- 
venient Meeting house for the Said Congregation for the Publick 
Worship and Service of Almighty God & praying that this Cor- 
poration will grant unto the Said Congregation the use and Liberty 
of the City Hall of this City therein to Assemble and Meet together 
for the Publick Worship and Service of Almighty God untill their 
Meeting house aforesaid be built and finished. 

It is therefore Ordered by this Court that the Prayer of the 
Said Petition be and is hereby Granted, Provided they do not In- 
terfere with or Obstruct the Publick Courts of Justice to be held 
from time to time in the Said City Hall 

City of ) ^^ Att a Meeting of the Recorder Alder- 

New York j men and Assistants at the City Hall of 

the Said City on Tuesday the 27*^ day 
of May anno Dom 1718 

Present David Jamison Esqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster "^ 
Andries Maerschalck > Assistants 
John Roosevelt J 



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Ordered there be a Bonfire to Morrow at the Charge of this Cor- 
poration, at the usuall place within this City with the Accustomary 
Quantity of good Wine it being the Anniversary of his Majesties 
Birth and that the Treasurer provide the Same 



City of ) „ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 

y« 24*^ day of June Anno Dom 1718 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esqf Recorder 
[405] Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 



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By the Mayor and Aldermen 

Assize of Bread 

Orderd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth 
(viz!) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh twelve Ounces for 
three half pence and a Soft Biskett of the finest flower five Ounces 
& a half for three farthings 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh two pounds Six 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds for four pence half penny Wheat being 
at five Shillings and four pence ^ Bushell. and Ordered that no 
Other Bread be made for Sale within this City than According to 
the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and that all Bakers 
within this City do take Notice hereof and make their Bread Ac- 
cordingly Dated at the City Hall the 24*** day of June in the 
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Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? i8i Treasurer to pay to Alderman Johannes Janscn 

Warr* Issued Esqf or Order the Sum of thirty three pounds five 
Shillings & one penny half penny, it being Money 
by him disburst for Masons Work, Carpenters Work, Smiths Work, 
Materialls, Shingles, Iron Work, Roap, Bucketts, Posts Rails & 
Other Materialls for the Repairing of the ferry houses & Appur- 
tenances of this Corporation at Nassaw Island this Present Month 
and in May last, as appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 182 Treasurer to pay to Samuell Bayard Esq'r Treas- 

Warr* Issued urer of this City or Order the sum of Six pounds 
Six Shillings and Six pence, Curr* Money of New 
York being Money by [406] him disburst for a Bonfire Wine &c : 
on the 28**' day of May last being his Majesties Birth day as appears 
by his Ace! which is Audited and Allowed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warr* to the Treas- 
N? 183 urer to pay to James Welsh, John Welsh Roeliff 
Warrt Issued Roeliffse and John Marinus Bellmen of this City or 
Order the Sum of thirty Six Pounds Curr* Money of 
New York in full of their Sallary as Bellmen of this City from the 
first day of November last past to the first day of May last, which 
is Allowed 

Orderd the Surveyor of this City lay out the Lott of Land of 
Mary Lawrence Widow According to her Deed which She lately 
bought of John Le Chevalier & which he purchased from the Widow 
Van Cliffe in the East Ward of this City and if any Incroachm*? 
are made thereupon to Report by whome the Same are made & 
Demand of the Neibourhood the Sight of their respective Deeds 
for the- Land Contiguous thereunto in Order the Said Mary Law- 
rence may be put into the quiett possession of her Lott of Land 
aforesaid 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 184 Treasurer to pay to James Harding the Lessee of 

Warr* Issued the ferry of this City or Order the Sum of fifteen 
pounds Seventeen Shillings & Eleven pence three 
farthings it being for Expences of Committee of Common Council 
at his house Meat Drink & Expences of Workmen and Labourers 
Timber Ferriage of Timber, & Materialls for repairing the City 



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Ferry houses on Nassaw Island as appears by his Acd which is 
Audited by this Court and Allowed 

Order'd Samuell Bayard Esqf Treasurer of this Corporation do 
Receive from Colt. Abraham Depeyster Treasurer of this Colony 
the Sum of five hundred Ounces of Plate to be laid out and Im- 
ployed for the repair of the City Hall of this City Pursuant to the 
Direction of an Act of Generall Assembly of this Colony Entitled 
an Act for paying and discharging Severall Debts from this Colony 
to the persons therein Named and for Raising and putting into the 
hands of the Treasurer of this Colony Severall quantities of plate to 
be applyed to the Publick and Nessessary uses of this Colony and 
to make Bills of Creditt to the Value of forty one Thousand five 
hundred & Seventeen Ounces and an half of Plate for that pur- 
pose, and that the receipt of the Said Samuell Bayard for the use of 
this Corporation or upon the Back of this Order Shall be a Suffi- 
cient discharge in Law to the Said Colt. Abraham Depeyster for 
So doing 

[407] Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Vangelder Alder- 
man Cruger Alderman Cortlandt Mf Depeyster M^ Teller & M^ 
Roome or any four of them be a Committee to Inspect and Examine 
what Repairs are most Needfull and Nessessary to be made and 
done to the City Hall of this City and make their Report with all 
Convenient Expedition 



City of I ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

15*^ day of July Anno Dom 1718 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Johannes Roosevelt 
Oliver Teller 



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176 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Committee to Inspect and Examine what Repairs are most 
Needfull and Necessary to be made and done to the City Hall of 
this City Report in haec Verba, Vizt . . Pursuant to An Order of 
Common Council to us Directed bearing date the 24*^ day of June 
1718 Wee have Inspected and Examined what Repairs are most 
Needfull and Nessessary to be made and done to the City Hall of 
Said City Vizt 

first. That the Cupelo be well Secured and Mended and the Cit>' 
Arms be Affixed thereon. 

2^ That the floors of Each End below be made New & the Mid- 
dle part thereof be laid with Bristol Stones. 

3? That the City Hall below be Inclosed with Bannisters & Rails 
and a gate for Passage to be on Each End & on Each Side 

4*** That a Balcony be made fronting Broad Street of the De- 
niensions formerly Intended. 

5*** That the City Hall be Repaired with Masons work where 
Needfull. 

6*** That the Insides of the Common Council Room be made 
with Glasses & Casements 

f^ That all the City Hall be Painted where it is Needfull for 
Preservation thereof. 

[408] Wee are further of Opinion that the work ought to be done 
forthwith the Season of the Year being far Advanced which is Hum- 
bly Submitted By joh : Jansen 

John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
C D Peyster 

Which Report is Approved And Ordered the Treasurer Provide 
the Materialls & Imploy Workmen and Labourers for the Speedy 
and EfFectuall doing thereof by and with the Advice of the afore- 
said Committee & pay for the Same. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 185 Treasurer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of 

Warr* Issued this City or Order the Sum of three pounds two 

Shillings Currt Money of New York it being for a 

Quarter of a Years Sallary due and Ending the 14*^ Inst and horse 



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OP THE CITY OF NEW YORK 177 

hire to Harlem & Oyle for the Clock as appears by his Ace* which 
is allowed 

Ordered The Treasurer pay to the Widdow Kerfbyl the Sum of 
Twenty One pounds Currt Money of New York Pursuant to a 
Warr! Signed by Johannes Depeyster Esq'^ late Mayor of this City 
dated May the 26*^ 1699 made in Common Council & Drawn upon 
Cap! David Provoost then Treasurer of this City & that her Re- 
ceipt upon the Said Original Warr* & this Order Shall be unto him a 
Sufficient Warrant for So doing. 

Ord£r'd there be a Bonfire at the usual place witliin this City at 
the Charge of this Corporation with the usual quantity of good wine 
on the first day of August Next being the Anniversary of his 
Majesties happy Accession to the Throne of Great Brittain &c: & 
that the Treasurer provide the Same. 

The following Laws Orders & Ordinances of this Corporation 
which were made and Published the 10*^ day of Aprill last were this 
day made Ordained Renewed Established & Published after the 
Ringing of three Bells and Ordered to be Continue & Remain in full 
force and Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof 
(viz*) 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick houses without Licence 
[409] Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent Fire 

Regulations of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Ace! of their Passengers 

Common Council to appear upon Summons 

Guagers Packers & Cullers 

Freemen & Apprentices 

Laws & Orders for the GovernmJ of the Docks & Slips. 

Law against fireing Guns in the Street Ac- 
Law against Killing Cattle any where but in the Slaughter 
houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposeing a Fine upon Such as Refuse to watch 

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Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this Citjr 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers & Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law against Digging holes & Cutting Sods on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrate* 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for paveing the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Renioveing the Posts out of this City 

Law for Rogulateing the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer im 

y* City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month 

Law appointing a Markett place in the Broad Street 

A Law appointing a place for the more Convenient hireing of 

Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulateing Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulateing Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relateing to Guaging Packing & Culling 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law Prohibiting burning of Lyme on part of the Commons 

A Law agt Trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or 

Accoutraments 

A Law for Regulating of Fences in the Bowry Division 

A Law for y* Regulating & Establishing of fees for y« Invitors 

to Funeralls 

A Law for Regulateing Midwives in the City of New York 
A Law for Preserving the Bridge & ColTTon Sewer in the Dock 

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J410] City of )^^ Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York ] City Hall of the Said City on Wensday 

the 27*^ day of August Anno Dom 1718 

Present John Johnston Esqf Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vaogelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius De Peyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Johannes Roosevelt 

M ' Cornelius Depeyster the Treasurer Appointed by Vertuc of 
an Act of Generall Assembly of this Colony Entituled an Act to 
Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New 
York to Raise the Sum of five hundred pounds for Altering the 
Course of the Common Sewer at the End of Broad Street and for 
Cleansing and Scowring the Dock of this City hath Exhibited his 
Ace! to this Court of the Money by him Received by Vertue of the 
Said Act in haec Verba (viz*) 

Memorandum of what Reed, on the under Named Collectors on 
the five hundred pound Tax. 
By Cash Rec'd of John Auboyneau Colt of y« East K s d 

Ward 175 — 17 — o 

By Cash Rec'd of Garrett Keteltas Coll of the 

West Ward 44 — 11 — 6 

By Cash Rec'd of Cornelius Roome Colt of the 

North Ward 62 — 10 — 4 

By Cash Rec'd of Patrick Macknight Colt of the 

South Ward 62 — 04 — 3 

By Cash Rec'd of Abraham Van Vlecq Colt of the 

Dock Ward 93 — 05 — 5}^ 

By Cash Rec'd of Adrian Quackenbos Colt of 

Harlem 08 — 11 — 4 

By Cash Rec'd of David Devour Colt of the Bowry 23 — 04 — o 

by which it appears there is a Deficiency of twenty Nine pounds 



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Sixteen Shillings and one penny half penny to Conipleat the afore- 
said five hundred pounds the Severall Collectors having Detained 
in their hands Respectively Nine pence in the pound for Collecting 
the Same, as well as Some few Nonsolvents Appearing. 

[411] Order'd that M^ Anthony Ham the Dock Master do pay to 
M*^ Cornelius Depeyster all Such Sum and Sums of Money as he 
now has in his hands and is now due & Belonging to this Corpora- 
tion for Dockage & Cranage to be Imployed by the Committee for 
Cleaning of the Said Dock for the use of the Said Dock & that the 
Said Mf Depeysters Receipt Shall be unto him a Sufficient discharge 
for So doing 

Ordered that John Wright Watchmaker be Allowed a 
N? 186 Sallary of three pounds for one Year for keeping in good 
and Sufficient Repair and Order the Publick Clock of this 
City, and also the Sum of Eighteen Shillings forthwith to be paid 
him in hand and that M'^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer for the payment of the Same. 



City of )^o Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Monday the 

29^^ day of September Anno DcSS 1718 

Present John Johnston Esq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'f Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt ^ 

Cornelius Depeyster "^ 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 
Johannes Roosevelt 



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Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of Each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this 
day One Alderman one Assistant two Assessors one Collector and 
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181 



Water and One Alderman one Assistant two Assessors two Col- 
lectors two Petty Constables and four Surveyors of the Highways 
for the out Ward of the Said City for the Dowry and Harlem Di- 
visions of the Said Ward to Serve in their respective Offices for 
the Year Ensueing According to the usage Laws and Ordinances 
of the Said City and Accordingly the Same day Return was made 
thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk 
of the Said City under the hands and Seals of the Respective Alder- 
men According to the Tenor of the aforesaid Warrants as followeth 
(viz*) 



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East Ward ^ 



West Ward 



North Ward J 



South Ward ^ 



Dock Ward ^ 



r Phillip Cortlandt 
John Roosevelt 
Andrew Fresneau 
Justus Bosch 
Peter Morin 
William Waldron 
Hermanns Vangelder 
William Roome 
Johannes Simonse 

] Charles Sleigh 
Gideon Lynse 
Frans Ryerse 
Jacobus Kip 
Andries Maerschalck 
Johannes FVedenburgh 
Ewout Ewoutse 
Johannes Kerfbyl 
Phillip Schuyler 
Johannes Jansen 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Augustus Jay 
Jacob Marius Groen 
Isaac De Riemer 
Nathan Simson 
John Cruger 
Oliver Teller 
William Dugdale 
Abraham Van Vlecq 
Martinus Cregier 
Benjamin Roberts 






Alderman 
Assistant 

!— 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 
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Out Ward ^ 



Edward Blagge 
Phillip Minthorae 
Claes Romyn 
Jacob Swaen 
Peter Lequier 
Wolfert Webbers 
Wessell Van Nordcn 



Alderman 
Assistant 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
) Surveyors of 
\ Highways 



Abraham Delamontagne Assessor 



for the 
Bowry 



Hendrick Oblinis 
(Jan Kierse) 
Jan Delametre 
Isaac Delametre 
Johannes Meyer 



Collector 



} 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
J Highways 



for 



Harlem 



[413] His Excellency the Governour by and with the Consent of 
his Majesties Councill has Declared John Johnston Esq'^ the Pres- 
ent Mayor & Thomas Farmer Esq^ the Present Sheriff to be Mayor 
& Sheriff of this Corporation for the Year Ensueing 

Resolved that Cap^ Cornelius Depeyster be and is hereby ap- 
pointed Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for the year 
Ensueing 

M^ Mayor hath Appointed M^ Phillip Schuyler who was this 
day Elected Constable of the North Ward to be High Constable of 
this City for the Year Ensueing 

Orderd M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
North Ward for the Election of another Inhabitant of the Said 
Ward to Serve in the Office of Constable for the Year Ensueing 
and that the Election be made on Thursday Next 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 187 urer to pay to Samuell Bayard Esq'" or Order the sum of 
two pounds Eighteen Shilling [s] Curr^ Money of New York 
being Money by him paid for Len[g]thening the Bridge at the Ferry 
and for repairing the Same & for Boards & Nails & for Eating & 
Drinking for the Workmen as appears by his Acct which is 
Allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Jansen and Alderman Vangelder be a 
Committee to View the landing Bridge at the Ferry and Inspect 
w! quantity of Stones are wanting to fill up the Same and to agree 
with Some person or persons for filling up and putting the Said 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 183 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Dock Ward for the Election of Another Inhabitant of the Said 
Ward to Serve in the Office of Collector of the Same Ward for the 
Year Ensueing in the Room of Martinus Cregier who has Served 
this present year in that Office and was this day againe Elected to 
Serve in that Office for the Year Ensueing and that the Election be 
made on Thursday Next 



[414] City of )^^ Att a Common Councill held at the 

New YorkJ City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 

the 14** day of October Anno Dom 1718 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlant 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Andries Maerschalck 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

John Roosevelt 

Ordered that there be a Bonfire at the usuall place within this 
City at the Charge of this Corporation on Monday Next the 20*S 
Instant being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation and that the 
Treasurer provide the Same with the usuall quantity of good Wine. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 188 to pay unto William Sharpas Town Clerk of this City or 
Order the Sum of thirteen pounds four Shillings Currt 
Money of New York it being for halfe a Years Sallary due and 
Ending this day. for Pen Ink and Paper for one Year due and End- 
ing the Same time & for a Book for the Records of the Mayors 
Court Now in use as appears by his Ace* which is Audited by this 
Court & Allowed. 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
which were made and Published the 15*^ day of July last past were 
this day made Ordained Renewed Established & Published after 



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the Ringing of three Bells and Ordered to be Continue & Remain in 
full force & Virtue for three Months from and after the date hereol 
viz? 

For the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick houses without Lycence 
[415] Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent Fire 

Regulation of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their Passengers 

Common Council to appear upon Summons 

Guagers Packers & Cullers 

Freemen & Apprentices 

Laws & Orders for the Cover [n]mt of the Dockj & Slips 

Law agj fireing Guns in the Street &c : 

Law ag* Killing Cattle any where but in the Slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposeing a Fine upon Such as refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers & Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to run at Large 

Law ag* Digging holes & Cutting Sods on the Commons 

Law for preventing Frauds in Firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magistrates 

Aldermen Authorized to 4>ut the Laws in Execution 
. Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers & Cullers 

Law for Paveing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for removeing the Posts out of this City 

Law for regulateing the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 
y* City of New York 

Common Councill to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month 

Law appointing a Markett place in the Broad Street 

A Law appointing a place for the more Convenient hireing of 
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A Law for Increasing the Market! 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulateing Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulateing Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night 

time 

A I-AW Relateing to Guaging Packing and Culling 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law Prohibiting burning of Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law ag* Trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or 

Acoutrcm*f 

A Law for Regulateing of Fences in the Bowry Division 

A Law for the Regulateing & Establishing of fees for y« Invitors 

to Funeralls 

A Law for Regulateing Midwives in the City of New York 
A Law for Preserving y« Bridge & Common Sewer in y« Dock 

of this City 

[416] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 189 to pay to Samuell Bayard EsqT Treasurer of this City or 
Order the Sum of Seven pounds twelve Shillings and two 
pence Currant Money of New York being for a Bonfire Wine &c : 
on the first day of August last being the Anniversary of his Majes- 
ties happy Accession to the Crowti and for the Tax of the ferry 
house on Nassaw Island as appears by his Ace* which is Audited 
and Allowed. 

This day the Mayor Attended by the Recorder Aldermen As- 
sistants Sheriff Town Clerk Treasurer High Constable Petty Con- 
stables and Other Officers of this Corporation about the hour of 
Eleven in the forenoon went from the City Hall to his Majesties 
Garrison Fort George and waited upon his Excellency the Govern- 
our in Councill Where the Said John Johnston Esq'" was Sworn 
Mayor and Thomas Farmer Esq^ Sheriff of this City for the Year 
Ensueing and thereupon his Excellency the Governour Delivered 
unto the aforesaid Mayor and Sheriff their Respective Commis- 
sions. Whereupon the Mayor Attended as aforesaid went from 
thence to the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells the 
Commissions of the Mayor and Sheriff were Published and then 
they Repaired to the Common Councill Chamber where the Mayor 
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were Administred unto Johannes Jansen Alderman of the South 
Ward, Jacobus Kip Alderman of the North Ward, John Cruger Al- 
derman of the Dock Ward, Hermanus Vangelder Alderman of the 
West Ward Phillip Cortlandt Alderman of the East Ward and 
Edward Blagge Alderman of the Out Ward, Cornelius Depeyster 
Assistant of the South Ward, Andries Maerschalck Assistant of 
the North Ward, William Roome Assistant of the West Ward 
Oliver Teller Assistant of the Dock Ward, John Roosevelt As- 
sistant of the East Ward and Phillip Minthorne Assistant of the 
Out Ward who took their places Accordingly. 

M^ Cornelius Depeyster was also Sworn Chamberlain or Treas- 
urer of this City for the Year Ensueing. 

The aforesaid Oaths were also Administred unto M^ Phillip 
Schuyler High Constable of this City for the Year Ensueing And 
unto William Waldron, Franse Ryerse Benjamin Roberts, Peter 
Lequier, and Jan Delametre Petty Constables. 

[417] Orderd that Alderman Jansen, Alderman Kip, Alderman 
Kip, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Cortlandt and M^ Teller or any 
three of them be a Committee to Auditt the Publick Ace*? of this 
City and also that the Said Committee do Auditt the Treasurers 
Books and Ace*? and make their Report with all Convenient Ex- 
pedition 

Orderd that Samuell Bayard Esq'r the Present Treasurer (Im- 
mediately after his Books and Ace*? are Audited by the Committee 
thereunto Appointed) do Deliver unto Cap! Cornelius Depeyster 
the Present Treasurer of this City all Such Moneys Books Ace! 
Evidences and writings as he has in his hands belonging to this 
City whose Receipt for the Same Shall be unto him a Sufficient 
Warrant for So doing, the Said Cornelius Depeyster first giveing 
Security for the due Discharge and performance of his Office as 
the Law directs. 

M^ Nathan Simson & Mf Samuell Levy were Sworn Constables 
of the South and North Wards and afterwards were Admitted to 
appoint their Deputies which were Dirck Cook & Isaac De Riemer 
Jun^ to witt Dirck Cook for the North Ward & Isaac Dc Riemer 
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City Of ) 
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Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Fryday the 
21^^ day of November Anno DoIEI 1718 

John Johnston ESq'" Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius De Peyster 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto Robert Crannell Marshall 
of this City or Order the sum of three pounds 
two shillings Current Money of New York being 
for one quarter of A Years Sallary due & Ending the fourteenth of 
October, for Lines for the Clock and horse hire to Harlem as Ap- 
pears by his Ace! which is Audited by this Court & Allowed 

[418] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> 191 Treasurer to pay to Richard Cooper the publick 

Warrant Issued Whipper of this City or Order the sum of three 
pounds fifteen shillings CurrJ Money of New 
York it being for three Quarters of A years sallary due and Ending 
the twenty fourth day of October last as Appears by his Ace! which 
is Audited by this Court & allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 192 Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster Treas- 

Warrant Issued urer of this City or Order the sum of five pounds 
twelve shillings and six pence Current Money 
of New York being for A Bonfire Wine &c : on the twentieth day 
of October last being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation 
as Appears by his Ace! which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to pay 
N*> 193 to Cornelius De Peyster ESqf Treasurer of this 

Warrant Issued City or Order the sum of five pounds two shil- 
lings and six pence Curr! Money of New York 
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vember being the Anniversary of Gunpowder Treason as Appears 
by his Ace* which is Audited and Allowed. 

The Auditors Appointed to Audit the Publick Accts and the 
late Treasurers Books and Accts Report in haec Verba (Viz') 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council of the fourteenth of 
this Instant directing us to Audit the Publick Acc*» of the City 
and Treasurers Books and Ace** in Obedience thereunto wee have 
this day Audited the Acct of samuell Bayard late Treasurer of the 
two hundred pounds Allowed by the Assembly for Repairing of the 
City Hall and find that the said sum of two hundred pounds is 
Expended upon that service and that there Remains due to him 
(he paying the Ace** yett unpaid) Including his Commission for 
that service [419] the sum of twenty five pounds Nineteen shillings 
and three farthings for which it is our Opinion he Ought to have an 
Order for the payment of that sum on the New Treasurer. 

Wee have also Audited the Books and Cash Accts of the late 
Treasurer samuell Bayard from the fourteenth of October 1717 
to the 14*'' of this Instant October 17 18 and find there Remains in 
his hands the sum of Eighteen pounds three shillings and four 
pence which is humbly submitted by T h K" 

New York 1718 John Cruger 

23** October Phillip Cortlandt 

Oliver Teller. 

Which Reported is Approved and Ordered 
N® 194 that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

Warrant Issued urer to pay to the said samuell Bayard the Afore- 
said twenty five pounds Nineteen shillings and 
three farthings which he hath Expended on the Repairing the City 
Hall over the Above the Aforesaid two hundred pounds and 

Ordered also the said samuell Bayard do pay to the Present 
Treasurer the Aforesaid Eighteen pounds three shillings and four 
pence the Ballance of the Ace** Aforesaid, whose Receipt shall be 
unto him A sufficient discharge for so doing 

Order'd M' Bayard the late Treasurer of this City have his 
Bond for the due discharge of that Office delivered up unto him 
to be Cancelled, and * that this Corporation do also give him A 



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General Release and that the Mayor Execute the same under the 
publick seal of this City 

Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger Alderman Cort- 
landt M^ Teller and M*" Roosevelt or any three of them be A Com- 
mittee to Examine the Ace** of M" Coddrington M*" Lewis M*^ Jan- 
sen and M' Provoost for their Respective services as Representa- 
tives of this City and County in General Assembly and Make their 
Report with all Convenient Expedition. 

[420] City of ) «^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

25*^ day of November Anno DonT 1718 

Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius D: Peyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 

Pursuant to two Acts of General Assembly of this Colony One 
Entituled An Act for paying the Executors of Thomas Coddrington 
ESq*" the Arrears due for his services in General Assembly from the 
14**' of June 1705 till the 27**^ of September 1708 And the Other En- 
tituled an Act for paying Johannes Jansen David Provoost and 
Leonard Lewis ESq" the Arrears due to them for their services 
in the General Assembly as Representatives for the City and 
County of New York it Appcareth to this Court that their is due 
to the Executors of the said Thomas Coddrington the sum of thirty 
Eight pounds two shillings To Johannes Jansen ESq*" the sum of 
Ninety two pounds two shillings, unto David Provoost ESq^ the 
sum of Ninety six pounds Eighteen shillings and unto Leonard 
Lewis ESq'" the sum of twelve pounds twelve shillings which in 
the whole Amounteth unto two hundred and thirty Nine pounds 
fourteen shillings Current Money of New York. Itt is therefore 
hereby Ordered Nemine Contra dicente that the Mayor of this 



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City do Issue his Warrant to the Assessors of the same to Assess 
and Raise the said sum of two hundred and thirty Nine pounds 
fourteen [421] fourteen shillings for the uses Aforesaid and also the 
sum of twenty pounds Nineteen shillings and six pence for the pay- 
ment of the Collectors and Treasurer and that the Mayor also 
Issue his Warrants to the Respective Collectors of the said City 
to Collect and pay the said Tax unto the Treasurer of this City on 
or before the first day of October next Ensueing Pursuant to the 
Directions of the said Acts. 

City of )^^, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Saturday 

the 3? of January Anno Dom I7i8[-i9]. 

Brcsent John Johnston ESq^" Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Jacobus Kip 

Edward Blagge 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Cornelius D: Peyster 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

John Roosevelt 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ 19s Treasurer to pay to James Welch, John Welch, 

Warrant Issued. Roeliff Roeliffse and John Marinus or Order the 
sum of twenty Eight pounds Currt Money of 
New York in full of their sallary as Bellmen of this City from the 
first day of May last past to the first day of November Next En- 
sueing being Six Months. 

The Committee for Auditing the Publick Accts of this City 
Report upon the Ace! of Cap^ Cornelius D: Peyster Treasurer of 
the five hundred pounds Tax for Clearing the Dock &c : in haec Ver- 
ba (VizO 

[422] Wee underwritten Auditors of the City Ace*? have Examined 
the Acd of Cap! Cornelius D: Peyster Treasurer Appointed by an 
Order of Common Council for Receiving and paying the Money 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 191 

Raised by an Act of General Assembly Entituled An Act to Enable 
the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Common Council to Raise the 
sum of five hundred pounds to Alter the Common sewer at the 
lower end of Broad Street and for Cleansing and scouring the Great 
Dock of said City. Wee find that said Cap^ Cornelius De Peyster 
has Received of the several Collectors of said City the sum of four 
hundred Eighty Nine pounds five shillings and two pence half 
penny and also Received (by an Order of Common Council) of M^ 
Anthony Ham Dock Master the sum of sixty one pounds seventeen 
shillings which sum Amounts in the whole to five hundred fifty one 
pounds two shillings and two pence half penny which said sum wee 
find that said Cap? Cornelius De Peyster Treasurer has paid and 
Expended for the use of the said Dock as Appears by his Acd and 
Vouchers for the same which is humbly submitted by 

Joh: Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 

which Report is Approved and Ordered the said Cornelius De 
Peyster be and is hereby Released from the same & Order 'd the Mayor 
Execute A Release for the same under the seal of this Corporation. 

1 717 The Corporation of the City of New York D» 

For Making the Common Shoarc & Cleaning the Dock. 
To John Obeineau for his Commissions at 9^^ £ 06 — 17 — 00 

To Gerrard Kittletass for ditto 01 — 14 — loyi 

To Cornelius Romer for ditto 02 — 08 — 08 

To Patrick Macknight for ditto 02 — 10 — 03 

To Abraham Van Vlecq for ditto 03 — 12 — o6j4 

[423] To David Devoore for ditto 00 — 18 — 00 

To Cash p^ to Sundry Persons as ^ Warrant 200 — 11 — 00 

To Thomas Roberts for Scow hire as ^ ditto 09 — 16 — 06 

To Adolph Phillips for ditto as ^ ditto 15 — 12 — 00 

To Martinus Crugier for Liquor as ^ ditto 08 — 05 — 05 

To Thcunis Thiebout ditto 01 — 13 — 00 

To Oliver Teller as ^ ditto 01—09 — 02 



To Sundry Persons for 1277 days Mudding ) 

in the Dock at 3/ ^ day \^^^ 



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To Jacobus Van Cortlandt as ^' Acd of ShovcUs. 01 — 18 — 06 

To Abraham Ketteltas as ^ ditto 00 — 07 — 06 

To David Loyall as ^ ditto 00 — 03 — 09 

To Alderman Jansen as ^ Acd of Scow hire 21 — 00 — 00 

To Abraham Juneaus as ^ ditto 55 — 00 — 00 

To Jacobus Kip as ^ Acci 00 — 09 — 00 

To what was Allowed to Alderman Jansen Kip ^ 

and self as Managers of the £ 500 for Cleans- W5 — 00 — 00 
ing the Dock & Making the Common Shoare J 

551—02 — 02 

1717 Contra Creditor 

By John Obieaneau ColK of the East W^ard on) ^ 

Ace" of the sooJi Tax J i»2— 14 — 00 

By Gerrard^ Kitteltass ditto for the West Ward. 46 — 06 — 04 J4 

By Cornelius Romer ditto for the North Ward 64 — 19 — 00 

By Patrick Macknight ditto for the South Ward. . 66 — 14 — 06 
By Abraham Van Vlecq ditto for the Dock Ward. . 96 — 18 — 00 
By Adrian Quackenbos ditto of Harlem division . . 08 — 11 — 04 
By David Devoore ditto of Bowry ditto 23 — 02 — 00 

551— 03 — 02J4 



New York the 25^ November 1718 
Errors Excepted 

^ C: D: Peyster. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 196 Treasurer to pay to M^ Obadiah Hunt or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of four pounds Six Shillings and Nine 
pence CurH Money of New York being for Ex- 
pences at his house by this Corporation on the 20*^* day of October 
last, the Anniversary day of his Majesties Coronation, and on the 
fifth of November last being the Anniversary of Gunpowder Trea- 
son day. as Appears by his Ace*- which is Audited and Allowed. 

[424] The Petition of M". Wyntie Byvanck Executrix of the last 
Will and Testament of Cap? Evert Beyvanck deceased late Treas- 
urer of this City was read praying payment of thirty pounds which 
her husband Recovered agt this Corporation by Judgment in the 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 193 

Supream Court. Order'd the Said Petition be Refer'd to the Audit- 
ors of Publick Ace** and that they make their Report thereon to 
the Next Common Council. 

The following Petition of Mess*"? William Dugdale and John 

searle was Read (Viz*) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder 

Aldermen & Assistants of the City of New 

York now Convened in Common Council 

The Humble Petition of William 

Dugdale and John Searle Inhabitants & 

TT o Freemen of the Said City. 

Humbly Sheweth 

That your Petitioners being desirous of Setting up here the 

Trade of Ropemaking (to which Trade the latter of us was bred in 

England) and it being in A Manner Impossible for us to purchase 

Such A long the' Narrow piece of Ground as the Said Trade will 

^ Wee therefore humbly pray the liberty of building A 

boarded house on the North East end of the Blockhouse 
Standing on the Northwest Side of Spring Garden Gate 
not Exceeding the breadth of the Said Blockhouse and 
of about thirty five foot in Length as also the Liberty 
of Erecting Posts or Stakes for the Space of about two 
hundred fathoms North Eastwards from the Said Block- 
house and not to Exceed the breadth thereof from the 
fence of the Ground there Called the Kings farme 
towards the Kalk hooke, which Said work as wee doubt 
not but that it will Very Obviously Appear to your Wor- 
ships to tend to A Publick as well as a Private Advantage 
by Giving Encouragement to the Raising of Hemp Tarr 
&c : as also by Imploying of Journey men and Labourers 
and bringing up of Boys [425] so wee hope your Wor- 
ships will be the readier Induced & pleased to Grant us 
our Request 

And Wee your Petitioners shall Ever pray &c : 

N. York Jan«T 3^ I7i8[-i9] W« Dugdale 

John Searle 
Whereupon it is Order'd that the Prayer of the Said Petition 

be Granted from year to year untill the Petitioners Shall be forbid 

or forewarned from Making further use of the Said Ground they 

Remaining Tenants at Will to this Corporation 
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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ 197 Treasurer to pay unto James Harding the Lessee 

Warrant Issued of the ferry or Order the sum of five pounds Currt 

Money of New York it being for Repairing and 

Mending the landing Bridge at the Ferry with Stones Pursuant to 

an Agreement with him made by a Committee of this Court. 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
which were made and Published the fourteenth day of October 
last past were this day Made Ordained Renewed Established and 
Published after the Ringing of three Bells and Order'd to be Con- 
tinue & Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months and after 
the date hereof (Viz*) 

Laws 

For the Observation of the Lords Day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick houses without Lycense 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent Fire 

Regulation of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 
[426] Law against firing Guns in the Streets &c: 

Law agt Killing Cattle any where but in the Slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposing A Fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch. 

Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City. 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive Over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 

Law agt digging holes & Cutting sodds on the Commons 

Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magis- 
trates &c: 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 



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Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 
Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City. 
Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 
Law for Removing the Posts out of this City 
Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 
the City of N : York 

Common Council to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month. 
Law Appointing A Markett place in the Broad Street 
A Law Appointing A place for the more Convenient hireing of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 
A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 
A Law for Regulating Neg^o & Indian Slaves in the Night time 
A Law Relating to Guaging Packing and Culling 
A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law Prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 
A Law Agt Trading with Soldiers for their Cloths Arms or Ac- 
coutrements 

A Law for Regulating of Fences in the Bowry Division 
A Law Regulating & Establishing fees for the Inviters to funer- 
als 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes in the City of New York 
A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common sewer in y* : Dock 
of this City 

p. . > Att a Common Council held at the 

New York! ^^ City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

J the Second day of Aprill Anno Dom 1719 

[427] Present John Johnston Esq'" Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Minthorn 



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The following Laws Orders & Ordinances of this Corporation are 
hereby made Ordained Renewed Established and published after 
the Ringing of three Bells and Ordered to be Continue and Remain 
in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the Date 
hereof (viz^) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick houses without Licence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulation of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acc^ of their Passengers 

Common Council to appear upon Sumons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen & Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for y« Governmt of the Dock and Slipps 

Law against firing Guns in the Streets &c: 

Law agt Killing Cattle any where but in the Slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposeing a Fine upon Such as refuse to watch 

Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes & Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to Drive over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to Run at large 
[428] Law agt Digging holes & Cutting Sods on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magis- 
trates &c : 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paveing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removeing the Posts out of this City 

Law for Regulateing the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 
y« City of N : York. 

Common Council to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month 

Law Appointing a Markett place in the Broad Street 



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A Law Appointing a place for the more Convenient hireing of 

Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread. 

A Law for Regulateing Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Relateing to Guageing Packing and Culling 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law Prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law ag! Tradeing with Soldiers for their Cloths Arms or 

Aooutrem*? 

A Law for Regulating of fences in the Bowry Division 

A Law Regulateing & Establishing fees for Invitors to funcr- 

alls 

A Law for Regulateing Midwifes in the City of New York 

A Law for preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in y« Dock 

of this City 

By the Mayor and Aldermen 
Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followcth 
(viz*) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to Weigh thirteen Ounces for 
three half e pence, And a Soft Biskett of the finest flower Six Ounces 
& a halfe for three farthings. 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to Weigh two pounds thirteen 
Ounces for four pence halfe penny. 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise to Weigh three pounds Seven Ounces for four pence 
halfe penny wheat being at four Shillings and Six pence ^ Bush- 
ell 

[429] And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within 
this City than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only 
Excepted) and that all Bakers within this City do take Notice here- 
of and make their Bread Accordingly Dated at the City Hall the 
Second day of April in the ffifth Year of his Majesties Reign Anno 
Dom 1719. 

Order'd that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip and M^ Depeyster 
be a Committee to Imploy workmen & purchase Materialls to Re- 
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Covering the Same at the Charge of this Corporation and make 
their Report with all Convenient Expedition. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrt to the Treas- 
N? 198 urer to pay to Alderman Johannes Jansen Esq^ or 

WarrJ Issued Order the Sum of Six pounds Currant Money of New 
York it being for Levelling the Ground on the West 
Side of the Dock from the first day of Aprill 1718 to the first day of 
this Instant Aprill as Appears by his Acct which is Audited by this 
Court and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 199 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 
Warri Issued of this City or Order the Sum of Tenn pounds Cur- 
rant Money of New York it being for half a Years 
Sallary due & Ending the 14^ Instant. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warr*. to the Treas- 

N? 200 urer to pay to Robert Crannell Marshall of this City 

Warr^ Issued or Order the Sum of five pounds Currant Money of 

New York it being for halfe a Years Sallary due & 

Ending the 14*^ Instant. 

Order'd that Edward Blagge Esq^ be Appointed Pound keeper 
of this City upon the Same Terms it is now Granted to M^ Isaac De 
Riemer & that the Said Pound be removed near the now Dwelling 
house of the Said Edward Blagge & that Mf Mayor Grant unto 
him a Warrt Accordingly. 

[430] The Petition of Gerrardus Beeckman Esq^ Johannes Beeck- 
man and Mf Gilbert Livingston was read praying a Grant of a Small 
parcell of Land between their Respective Purchasees & Low water 
Mark &c : Ordered that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip Alderman 
Blagge Alderman Cruger Alderman Vangelder & Mf Roosevelt or 
any four of them be a Committee to Inspect the Land Mentioned in 
the Said Petition Enquire the Value thereof and make their Report 
to the Next Common Council 

Ordered also the Same Committee do Inspect the place desired 
by William Pell and Nicholas Mattyse to lay out as a Publick 
Street, that they Consider the Conveniencys & Inconveniency's 
thereof & make their Report to the Next Court of Common Coun- 
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City of )oq Att a Common Councill held at the 

New YorkJ City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 



14^1? day of Aprill Anno Dom 1719 



Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
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By the Mayor and Aldermen 
Assize of Bread 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followcth 
<vizO 

[431] A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh twelve Ounces for 
three half pence And a Soft Biskett of the finest flower Six Ounces 
for three farthings. 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh two pounds Tenn 
Ounces for four pence half penny. 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out & not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds for four pence half penny wheat being 
at five Shillings ^ Bushell and Ordered that no Other Bread be made 
for Sale within this City than According to the above Assize (hard 
Biskett only Excepted) and that all Bakers within this City do take 
Notice hereof and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the 
City Hall the I4*^ day of Aprill in the ffifth Year of his Majesties 
Reign Anno Dom 1719. 

Upon Application of Mf De Lancey that a Small Slip of Ground 
be Granted unto him upon the Corner of the Broad Street and Dock 
Street upon the Range of the Coffee house for the makeing more 
regular the Said Broad Street and Dock Street & a large Brick 
house which he is now going to build upon his Lott of Land Con- 
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and the house and Ground late of Mf French on the East Side 
thereof which Slip of Ground is on the North Corner of the Said 
Lott of Mf De Lancey & is in Breadth there, three foot and a half 
and runs from thence Southerly to Nothing along the Said Broad 
Street to the Ground of the Said Mf Bayard as Appears by a Draft 
thereof now produced to this Court it is therefore Ordered by 
this Court that the Said Slip of Ground of three foot and a halfe 
Broad at the North Corner thereof & Running Southerly to Noth- 
ing to the Ground of M'^ Bayard aforesaid be Granted to the Said 
M'^ Stephen De Lancey his heirs and Assigns for Ever for the Bet- 
ter Regulateing the Said Street and Building And that M^ Mayor 
Execute a Grant for the Same Accordingly. 

[432] Upon the Petition of M^ Jeremiah Callcutt Ordered that Al- 
derman Jansen, Alderman Kip, Alderman Blagge Alderman Cru- 
ger, Alderman Cortlandt, & M^ Minthorne or any four of them Call- 
ing the Surveyor of this City to their Assistance do Survey & lay 
out the land of the Said Jeremiah Callcutt According to his pur- 
chase & the prayer of his Petition lyeing in the Bowery Division of 
the Outward formerly Called the Brugatey or Moore the Brick- 
maker & make their Report to the Next Common Council. 

Ordered M^ William Bonds Boat (the Surveyor of this City) 
be Dockage free for his good Services to this Corporation. 

City of ^ «^ Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York^ City Hall of the Said City on Fryday y^ 

17^ day of Aprill Anno Dom 1719. 

Present John Johnston Esq'" Mayor 
David Jamison Esq'" Recorder 
Johannes Jansen "'^ 

Edward Blagge It- a , . 

Jacobus Kip ^^^^^ ^'^^«-'"«" 

John Cruger J 

Cornelius Depeyster '^ 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome ^Assistants 

Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt ^ 

Upon Application of Gerrardus Beeckman Esq^ for a Grant of 
the Land between his Lott at the lower End of Queen Street be- 



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tween the Slaughter houses & low water Mark Pursuant to an 
Order of Common Councill made the i6*^ day of July 1703 it is 
therefore Ordered that Alderman Cortlandt and M^ Roosevelt (Call- 
ing the Surveyor of this City to their Assistance) be a Committee 
to Survey & lay out the S** Land to Low Water Mark, make a 
Draft thereof & Ascertain the Demensions & Quantity thereof & 
make Report to the Next Common Councill 



[4331 City of ) gg 
New YorkJ 



Att a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday 
y« 2i day of May Anno Dom 1719. 



Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen ^ 

Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Johannes Roosevelt 
Oliver Teller 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 201 Treasurer to pay to Alderman Johannes Jansen 

Warrt Issued Esq'r or Order the Sum of Twenty pounds five 
Shillings and two pence Curri Money of New York 
itt being Money by him Disburst for Carpenters work Nails Boards 
Timber Iron Smiths work & Labourers for Repairing the Bridge 
and Common Sewer in the Dock in Aprill last as Appears by his 
Acct which is Audited & Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 202 Treasurer to pay to Roeliff Roeliffse, James Welch, 

Warrt Issued John Welch, & John Marinus, Bellmen of this City 

or Order the Sum of Thirty Six pounds Curr^ 

Money of New York in full of their Sallary as Bellmen from the 

first day of November last to the first day of this Instant May. 

Order'd Alderman Jansen do take Care the west Side of the 
Dock be Kept Levelled & that he be Allowed a Sallary of Six 



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pounds a Year for doing the Same to Commence from the first of 
Aprill last 

Ordered that Alderman Jansen, Alderman Kip, Alderman Cru- 
ger Alderman Cortlandt & M'^ Roosevelt or any three of them be a 
Committee to Inspect whether William Pell & Nicholas Mattyse & 
others thereabouts have not Incroached upon & taken in laid out 
into lotts & Sold part of the Land belonging to this City at or 
Near the old Cherry Garden between Sacketts & Beeckmans & 
that they Call the Surveyors of this City to their Assistance & 
require of the Said Pell & Mattyse to produce to them (if any 
they have) their Patents or Titles to the Said Land which they 
have So lately laid out & Sold and make their Report to the Next 
Common Councill. 



[434] City of K^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Fryday y« 

12*^ day of June Anno DoIH 1719 

Present John Johnston Esqf Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
Edward Blagge 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 



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5- Assistants 



The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
are hereby made Ordained Renewed Established And Published 
after the Ringing of three Bells and Order'd to be Continue and 
Remaine in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after 
the Date hereof (vizi) 
A Law 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 



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None to keep Publick houses without Lycence 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent fire 

Regulation of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 

Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Ace* of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon SuHTons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock and Slips 

Law ag? firing Gunns in the Streets &c : 

Law ag* Killing Cattle any where but in the Slaughter houses 

Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 

Law Imposing a fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 

Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this 
City 
[435] Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive Over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law agt Digging holes and Cutting Sodds on the Commons 

Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Publick Elective Magis- 
trates &c : 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paveing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City 

Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removeing the Posts out of this City 

Law for Regulateing the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 
the City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month 

Law Appointing a Markett place in the Broad Street 

A Law Appointing a place for the more Convenient hireing of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulateing Indentures of Apprenticeship 



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A Law for Regnlateing Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night 
time 

A Law Relateing to Guaging Packing and Culling 
A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law Prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 
A Law ag! Trading w*^ Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or 
Acoutrem*? 

A Law for Regulateing of Fences in the Bowry Division 
A Law Regulateing & Establishing fees for the Invitors to fu- 
nerals 

A Law for Regulateing Midwifes in the City of New York 
A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in y« Dock 
of this City 

Order'd that Alderman Kip of the North Ward Issue his War- 
rant for Summoning the Inhabitants of his Ward to Choose Suffi- 
cient Inhabitants of the Said Ward to Serve in the Offices of Con- 
stable & Assessor of the Said Ward in the Room of Samuell Levy 
late Constable & Euwout Euwoutse Assessor Deceased & that the 
Election be made the 25*^ Instant. 

Order'd the Treasurer pay to Cap! Cornelius 
N° 203 Depeyster Treasurer of this City or Order the 

Warrant Issued Sum of Tenn pounds five Shillings Current Money 
of New York it being for a Bonfire Wine & Ex- 
pences of this Corporation on the 28'** day of May last past being the 
Anniversary of his Majesties Birth as appears by his Acct which is 
Audited & Allowed. 

[436] Ordered that Alderman Jansen Alderman Kip, Alderman 
Cruger M*" Teller & M^" Roosevelt or any three of them be a CoHTit- 
tee to Examine into the Demands of the Widdow of Johannes De- 
peyster Esq*^ Deceased for Money due to her late Husband as a 
Representative of this City in Generall Assembly and make their 
Report what is Justly due unto her on that Ace*, to tlie Next Com- 
mon Council 

Order'd that Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt & M^ Roose- 
velt be a Committee (Calling to their Assistance the Surveyor of 
this City) to Survey and lay out the Ground belonging to this City 
from high water to Low water marke fronting the Ground of Jo- 
hannes Beekman, John Cannon, Gilbert Livingston and John Elli- 



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son at the lower End of Queen Street that they make a Draft & 
Ascertain the Demensions of Every Lott thereof and make their 
Report to the Next Common Council 



City of ) «^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York. J City Hall of the Said City on Wensday 

the 17*^ day of June Anno Dom 1719 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq?" Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Cornelius Depeyster "^ 

Andries Maerschalck > Assistants 

Oliver Teller J 



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The Committee for Examining into the Demands of the Widdow 
Beyvanke Reports in haec Verba (vizt) 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council Appointing us to 
Examine into the Ace*? of M^ Evert Byvanck Deceased (viz*) Wee 
find that Auditors were Appointed By the Supream Court to [437] 
Auditt and State the Ace*? between the Said Byvanck and this 
City In the Year 1705. By whome a Report was made in favour of 
the Said Byvanck for the Sum of £3 12^ 5^ and Judgment was 
passed for the Same with Costs of Court in all amounts to the Sum 
of £29 9 9 as Appears by the City Books which is humbly Submitted 

Joh : Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
New York y* 13*? Feb. 1718-9 John Cruger . 

Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 

Which Report is Approved and Ordered the 
N? 204 Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 

Warrant Issued pay to M"? Wyntie Beyvanke Widdow Execu- 
trix of the last will and Testament of M^ Evert 
Beyvanke late Treasurer of this City Deceased the Sum of Twenty 



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Nine pounds Nine Shillings and Nine pence Curri Money of New 
York it being in full of Moneys Due by this Corporation to the 
Said Evert Beyvanke in his life time by Judgment Acci or Other- 
wise for which he hath Creditt in the Treasure [r]s Books of this City 
as appears by a Report of a Committee which is Allowed. 

Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger Alderman Cort- 
landt M^ Depeyster & M^ Teller or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to Reexamine the AccJ between this City and M^ Isaac De 
Riemer & make their Report with all Convenient Expedition & 
that the Treasurer & Town Clerk of this City Attend the Said 
Committee with Books and Papers 

Order'd that Alderman Blagge Alderman Cruger, Alderman 
Cortlandt and M^ Roosevelt or any three of them be a Committee 
to Examine what Incroachments M'" Joseph Latham hath made 
upon the Land now or late of the Widdow Cortland at the lower 
End of Queen Street and what Land he has within his fence more 
than was granted by this Corporation to Dirck Vanderburgh that 
they Call the Surveyor of this City to their Assistance and make 
their Report to the Next Common Council. Order'd also that if 
upon their Survey they find the Said Joseph Latham has Incroached 
upon the Land now or late of the Widdow Cortlandt that they 
Order him to Remove his fence upon his own Land in Order to 
prevent his being prosecuted at Law 

[438] Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that the Ground from high 
water Mark to Low water mark fronting the Respective Lotts of 
Ground of Mess*? Johannes Beekman John Cannon Gilbert Living- 
ston and John Ellison at the lower End of Queen Street be Respec- 
tively Granted unto them that is to Say to Johannes Beekman 
Seventy ffoot in breadth to John Cannon Sixty ffoot in breadth to 
Gilbert Livingston fifty four foot in breadth and to John Ellison 
fifty ffoot in Breadth from high water to low water mark for the 
Sum of One hundred and twelve pounds Each Grantee paying to 
this City Twenty Eight pounds upon the Delivery of their Re- 
spective Grants that they are to make a Street of thirty ffoot front- 
ing to the River According to the Covenants of the Other Grants 
in Queen Street to be Compleated on or before the first day of 
September 1721 & that Each Grantee pay all Charges of Survey 
& Drawing and passing their Respective Grants 



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City of )^.^, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 

4^^ day of September Anno Dom 1719 

Present John Johnston Esq^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge . _, „ au 

Jacobus Kip J^^^^l" ^'^*=™«" 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Cornelius Depeyster 

William Roome 

Andries Maerschalck ^Assistants 

Oliver Teller 

John Roosevelt 

The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corpora- 
tion (which were published the 12*^ day of June last) are [439] 
hereby made Ordained Renewed Established & Published after the 
Ringing of three Bells and Ordered to be Continue and Remaine 
in full force and Vertue for three Months from & after the Date 
hereof (viz*) 

A Law For the Observation of the Lords day 
Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick houses without Lisence 
Surveyors of the City 
To Prevent Fire 
Regulation of the Markett 

Assize of Bread to be Established Every three Months 
Regulations of Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Acct of their Passengers 
Common Council to Appear upon Summons 
Guagers Packers & Cullers 
Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Governmt of the Docks & Slips 
Law ag^ firing Gunns in the Streets &c: 

Law ag* Killing Cattle any where but in the Slaughter houses 
Cattle to be Landed at the Slaughter houses 
Law Imposeing a fine upon Such as Refuse to Watch 
Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this 
City 



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Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Carmen not to drive Over the Common Sewer 

Swine Prohibited to run at large 

Law agi Digging holes & Cutting Sodds on the Commons 

Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

Law for Supplying the Vacancy of Public Elective Magistrates 
&c: 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observant in the Execution of the Laws 

Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Law for Paveing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within this City. 

Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large in the Bowry Division 

Law for Removeing the Posts out of this City 

Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer in 
the City of New York 

Common Council to meet the first Tuesday in Every Month 

Law Appointing a Markett place in the Broad Street 

A Law Appointing a place for the more Convenient hireing of 
Slaves 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A [Law] for Regulateing Negro & Indian Slaves in the Night 
time 

A Law Relateing to Guaging Packing and Culling 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
[440] A Law Prohibiting burning lime on part of the Commons 

A Law agt Trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or 
Accoutrem^ 

A Law for Regulateing of Fences in the Bowry Division 

A Law Regulateing & Establishing fees for the Invitors to 
funeralls 

A Law for Regulateing Midwives in the City of New York 

A [Law] for Preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in the 
Dock of this City 

The Petition of May Bickley Esq'" was Read praying a Grant 
of the Land from the Rear of his purchase on the west Side of the 
Broadway to Low water mark in Hudsons River, Ordered that Al- 
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of them be a Committee to Inspect the Land Desired by the Pe- 
titioner & Cause the Surveyor of this City to make a Draft & As- 
certaine the Demensions thereof & make their Report to the next 
Common Council. 

Orderd That the Treasurer pay to Mf Robert Crannell 
N? 205 or Order the Sum of four pounds & Nine pence Curr! 
Money of New York it being for One Quarter of a Years 
Sallary as Marshall of this City due & Ending the 14*^ day of July 
last & for fire and Candle for the Common Council & Courts last 
winter & Severall Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his Ace! 
which is Audited by this Court and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his WarH to the Treasurer 

N? 206 to pay unto Mf John Wright Watchmaker or Order the 

Sum of three pounds Curri Money of New York in full of 

One Years Sallary for looking after the Publick Qock of this City 

due & Ending the 27* day of August last 

City of ^ «^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

29*^ day of September the feast day of St 
Michael the Archangel Anno Dom 1719. 

Present John Johnston ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq' Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
[441] Cornelius Depeyster 

William Roome 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day 
One Alderman One Assistant two Assessors One Collector and 
One Petty Constable in the five Wards on the south side of fresh 
water and One Alderman one Assistant Two Assessors Two Col- 
Vol. III.— 14 



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lectors two Petty Constables and four surveyors of Highways for 
the Out Ward of the said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions 
of the said Ward to serve in their Respective Offices for the year 
Ensueing According to the Usage Laws and Ordinances of the said 
City And Accordingly the same day Return was made thereof at 
twelve of the Clock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the 
said City under the hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen 
According to the Tenor of the Aforesaid Warrants as foUoweth 
(Viz*) 



East Ward 



West Ward < 



North Ward < 



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south Ward -< 



Dock Ward < 



f Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ 

John Roosevelt 

Andrew Fresneau 

Justus Bosch 

Anthony Beyvanck 

James Bussey 
"" Hermanns Vangelder 
ESqf 

William Roome 

John Stoutenburgh 

Charles Sleigh 

Rober[t] Crannell 

Francis Shearman 

Jacobus Kip ESq^ 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Kiersteade 

John Man 

John Brestede 

Albertus Hoist 

Fredrick Phillips 

Phillip Schuyler 

Robert Crooke 

John Wytt 

Peter Vaninburgh 
^ Moses Levy 

John Cruger ESq'^ 

Oliver Teller 

Abraham Van Vlecq 

Abraham Van Wyck 

John Cazal 
(^William Taylor 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 

Alderman 
^Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

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Alderman 
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Out Ward. < 



f Edward Blagge ESq^ 
Phillip Minthorne 
Samuell Kip 
Andries Hoppe 
Cornelius Woortendyck 
Jacob Cowenhoven ) 
Nicholas somerdyck j 
Johannes Waldron 
Hendrick Oblinis 
Adolph Meyer 
Zachariah syckells 
Lawrance Caertragt 



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Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 

Surveyors of 

Highways 
Assessor ^ 
Collector 
Constable 
Surveyors of 

Highways 



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for 
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Division 



The HoUble the President in Council this day has declared Ja- 
cobus Van Cortlandt to be Mayor and Thomas Farmar to be sheriff 
of this City for the year Ensueing. 

Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that Capt. Cornelius Depeyster 
the Present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be, and is hereby 
Appointed Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for the 
year Ensueing. 

M^ Mayor hath Appointed M^ James Bussey Cordwainer (who 
was this day Elected Constable of the East Ward for the year En- 
sueing) to be high Constable of this Corporation for the year En- 
sueing. 

(443] Ordered M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of 
the East Ward for the Election of Another sufficient Inhabitant of 
the said Ward to serve in the Office of Constable for the year En- 
sueing (in the Room of James Bussey who is Appointed high Con- 
stable) and that the Election be made on Tuesday Next. 

Whereas One Thomas Codman late of this City Victualler hath 
lately been Charged with several Felonies and Burglaries (As Ac- 
cessary thereunto) and is fled for the same and Escaped from Jus- 
tice and now lyes sculking about this Corporation. It is therefore 
hereby Order'd that whatever Person or Persons Shall Apprehend 
the said Thomas Codman and bring him before the Mayor Re- 
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Committed for the Crimes of which he is Accused shall Receive as 
A Reward for so doing the sum of five pounds Currt Money of this 
Colony with all Nessessary and Reasonable Charges and that M^ 
Mayor Execute A Warrant Accordingly for the same. And that the, 
Qerk of this Court Cause Printed Advertisements hereof to be dis- 
persed. 



City of ^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Wensday 

the fourteenth day of October Anno Dom 
1719 

Present John Johnston Esq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esqf Recorder 
Johannes Jansen 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Cornelius Depeyster 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
Phillip Minthorne 



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[444] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 207 urer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster Esq'' Treasurer of this 

City the Sum of Ten pounds Two Shillings and Six pence 
Currt Money of New York it being Money by him Disburst for a 
Bonfire Wine &c : on the first day of August last being the Anni- 
versary day of his Majesties happy Accession to the Crown, for 
Money paid M*"? Post & for Bringing Negro Harry a felon from 
Amboy as Appears by his Ace* which is Audited & Allowed 

Order'd There be a Bonfire at the usuall place within this City 
at the Charge of this Corporation on Tuesday Next being the Anni- 
versary of his Majesties Coronation with the usuall quantity of 
Wine & that the Treasurer take Care to provide the Same. 



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Cityoi Im^ Arr a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wensday 

the fourteenth day of October Anno Dom 
1719 

Present John Johnston Esqf Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'^ Recorder 

Johannes Jansen 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Cornelius Depeyster 

Andries Maerschalck a . ^ ^ 

Oliver Teller [^Assistants 

Phillip Minthorne 

This day the Mayor Attended by Jacobus Van Cortlandt Esq^ 
the Mayor Elect, the Recorder Aldermen Sheriff, Assistants, Cham- 
berlain Town Clerk Assessors Collectors High Constable, Petty 
Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation about the hour 
of Eleven in the forenoon went in their formalities from the City 
Hall to his Maj^*^* Garrison Fort George and there waited upon the 
Hmrble Peter Schuyler Esq^ President and the Rest of his Ma- 
jesties Council [445] Where the Said Jacobus Van Cortland Esq' 
was Sworn Mayor of this City and Thomas Farmar Esq^ Sheriff 
of this City & County for the Year Ensueing haveing first taken the 
Oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead of the 
Oaths of Alleigance and Supremacy the Abjuration Oath And the 
Test at which time the Same Oaths were Administred unto the 
Said Jacobus Van Cortlandt Esq'^, David Jamison Esq'^ Recorder of 
the Said City And Edward Blagge, Jacobus Kip, John Cruger, 
Hermanns Vangelder Phillip Cortlandt and Fredrick Phillips Esq'? 
Aldermen as Justices of the Peace of the Said City and County 
and thereupon the President Delivered unto them their Respective 
Commissions. Whereupon the Mayor Attended as aforesaid Re- 
turned to the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells the 
Commissions of the Mayor and Sheriff were published and then 
they Repaired to the Common Council Chamber where John John- 
ston Esq^ the late Mayor Delivered unto Jacobus Van Cortlandt 
Esq'' the New Mayor the Charter and Seals of this Corporation who 
thereupon Resumed the Chair and then the Abovesaid Oaths and 



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Test were Administred unto Edward Blagge Esq^ Alderman of the 
Out Ward, Jacobus Kip Esq' Alderman of the North Ward, John 
Cruger Esq^ Alderman of the Dock Ward, Hermanus Vangelder 
Esqf Alderman of the West Ward Phillip Cortlandt Esq«^ Alderman 
of the East Ward and Fredrick Phillips Esq^ Alderman of the 
South Ward, Andries Maerschalck Assistant of the North [Ward], 
Oliver Teller Assistant of the Dock Ward Phillip Minthorne Assistant 
of the Out Ward and Phillip Schuyler Assistant of the South Ward 
who took their places Accordingly the Oaths for the Due Execu- 
tion of their Respective Offices being first Administred unto them. 
The Oaths Appointed by Law with the Oath of Office of a Con- 
stable were also Administred unto James Bussey High Constable 
and the following Constables (viz*) 

West Ward Francis Shearman 

North Ward Albertus Hoist 

Dock Ward William Taylor 

Bowry Cornelius Woertendyck 

Harlem Adolph Meyer 

Ordered That Alderman Cruger, Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman 
Phillips M'^ Teller and M'^ Schuyler or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to Auditt the Books and Ace*? of the Treasurer and all other 
Publick Ace*? of this Corporation. 

[446] Mr Moses Levy Merchant who was Elected to Serve in the 
Office of Constable of the South Ward haveing refused to Serve in 
that Office & paid his fine of fifteen pounds into the hands of the 
Treasurer. It is Order'd M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alder- 
man of that Ward for the Election of Another Sufficient Inhabitant 
of the Said Ward to Serve in that Office for the Year Ensueing & 
that the Election be made on Monday Next. 

Order'd M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 208 urer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of this City 
or Order the Sum of fourteen pounds four Shillings Curr! 
Money of New York in full of half a Years Sallary due & Ending 
this day, for Money by him Disburst for a Book of Records & for 
Printing Advertisements for Apprehe[n]ding of Thomas Codman 
Charged with Felony & for Pen Ink & Paper for One Year as Ap- 
pears by his Acci which is Audited by this Court & Allowed. 

Joseph Latham who was Elected to Serve as Constable of the 
East Ward for the Year Ensueing hath refused to Serve & to be 
Sworn into that Office as the Law Directs. It is therefore hereby 
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for his Contempt as the Law Directs And that Mf Mayor Issue his 
Warrant to the Alderman of the Said Ward for the Election of 
Another Constable in the Said Ward on Monday Next. 

Upon Application to this Court by Coenraet Teneyck of the 
Said City Baker praying Liberty to build an Oven under Ground 
in the Dock Street fronting his Now Dwelling house he Under- 
takeing that the Same Shall not be prejudiciall to the Said Street 
or the Neighbourhood and that he will keep the Same Street in 
good Repair over the Said Oven lit is Therefore hereby Order'd 
that leave be Granted unto him Accordingly Reserving to this Cor- 
poration power tg forbid or Demolish the Same whenever it Shall 
Appear to be Either prejudiciall to the Street or the Neighbour- 
hood, the Said Coenraet Teneyck paying to this Corporation as an 
Acknowledgment for the Same Liberty a Nine penny loaf of Bread 
on the first day of May Yearly for the use of the Poor. 

[447 J City of )«« Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkt City Hall of the Said City on Wensday 

the 28'^ day of October Anno Dom 1719. 

Present Jacobus Van Cortlandt Esq'^ Mayor 
David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillips 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler 

William Roome Assistant of the West Ward And John Roose- 
velt Assistant of the East Ward this day had the Oaths Administred 
unto them Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead of 
the Oaths of Alleigance & Supremacy the Abjuration Oath and the 
Test And the Oath of a Common Council & took their places Ac- 
cordingly 

Mem°¥ that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 209 Treasurer on the 19*^ of this Instant October to pay 

Warr! Issued unto Isaac De Riemer Junf or Order the Sum of 
five pounds Current Money of New York for Ap- 
prehending Thomas Codman Pursuant to an Order of this Court 
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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 2IO Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

Warr* Issued of this City or Order the Sum of three pounds One 
Shilling and Six pence Currt Money of New York 
being for One Quarter of a Years Sallary due & Ending the 14*^ 
Instant, two Journeys to Harlem and a Bell Rope as Appears by 
his Ace! which by this Court is Audited & Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N9 211 Treasurer to pay to M*^? Catalina Post Widdow or 
Warr* Issued Order the Sum of five pounds Eleven Shillings ft 
Tenn pence halfe penny Currt Money of New York 
it being for Expences of this Corporation at her house on the 
2&^ Instant being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation as 
Appears by her Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

[448] Ordered That Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger & M^ Schuy- 
ler be a Committee to treat with the Printer for Reprinting the By 
Laws of this Corporation & the Charter & to Deliver to this Court 
Sixty Copies thereof for the Publick use & make their Report to the 
Next Common Council what he Demands for doing the Same. 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangelder Alderman 
PhiUips & M'' Schuyler or any three of them (Calling to their As- 
sistance the Surveyor of this City) be a Committee to Survey & 
Make a Chart of the Vacant Land belonging to this City lying on 
the West Side of the Custom house Bridge from the Bridge Street 
to the Wharfe as the Said Ground now lyes & make their Report 
to the Next Common Council. 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger and Alderman Phillips be a Com- 
mittee to Imploy Workmen to Repair the Common Sewer at the 
South End of the Broad Street at the Charge of this Corporation & 
Report the Expence thereof to the Next Common Council. 

Order'd the Mayor issue his Warrant to the 
N? 212 Treasurer to pay to James Welsh, John Welsh, Roe- 

Warr* Issued liffe Roeliflfse & Michael Cornelisse the Sum of 
Twenty Eight pounds Current Money of New York 
in full of their Sallary as Bellmen of this City from the first day 
of May last past to the first day of November Next and also the 
Sum of three pounds for their Extraordinary Watching of Some 
Felons in the ColTTon Goal & for firewood by them Expended on 
that Service. 

Ordered That James Welsh, John Welsh, RoeliflFe RoelifFse and 

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Michael Cornelisse be the Bellmen of this City for the Year En- 
sueing at the Rate of Sixty four pounds to Say Thirty Six pounds 
to be paid the first day of May next Ensueing and Twenty Eight 
pounds the first day of November following. 

[449) City of J ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York 5 City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

first day of December Anno DolH 1719. 

Present Jacobus Van Cortlandt ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Phillip Minthorne "^ 

John Roosevelt ^Assistants 

Phillip Schuyler J 

The Committee for Auditing the Publick Accts of this City Re- 
port in haec Verba (Viz*) Pursuant to an Order of Common Council 
bearing date the fourteenth day of October 1719 Authorizing and 
Appointing us to Audit and Examine the Accompts of the Corpora- 
tion Wee have Accordingly Audited and Examined the City 
Treasurers Accts and find that there is Come to his hands from the 
fourteenth day of October 1718 to the fourteenth day of October 
1719 the sum of four hundred Ninety five pounds three shillings and 
six pence, out of which he having paid the sum of two hundred and 
forty pounds six shillings and Eleven pence three farthings his 
Commissions thereof being twelve pounds and five pence one farthing 
which all Amounts to the sum of two hundred and fifty tvva pounds 
seven shillings and five pence so that there Remains in his hands by 
Ballance due to the City the sum of two hundred forty two pounds 
sixteen shillings and one penny which is humbly submitted by 

John Cruger 
New York the 30*^ November 1719 Phillip Cortlandt 

Oliver Teller 
Phillip Schuyler 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® 213 Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

Warrant Issued Treasurer of this City the sum of Eleven pounds 

thirteen Shillings and Nine pence Curri Money of 

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the 20*^ day of October last being the Anniversary of his Majesties 
Coronation, and the Other on the fifth day of November last being 
Gunpowder Treason as Appears by his Acc^ which are Audited 
and Allowed. 

[450] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<>2i4 Treasurer to pay to M'^ Teunis Tiebout Carpenter 

Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two pounds Eighteen shil- 
lings and A penny Currt Money of New York 
being for Carpenters work Nails Boards &c : by him done & found 
for Repairing the City Hall in July and November last as Appears 
by his Ace! which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** 215 Treasurer to pay to Mf David Jansen Blacksmith 

Warrant Issued or Order the sum of seven shillings & six pence 

Currt Money of New York being for Iron & Iron 

work by him lately done for the City Hall as Appears by his Acd 

which is Audited & allowed. 

The Committee Appointed to Agree for the Printing of the Laws 
ft Charter of this Corporation Report that M^^ William Bradford 
Printer in this City will undertake to print the same upon good 
Paper and deliver to the Mayor of this Corporation sixty Copies for the 
use of this Corporation for the sum of ten pounds Curr! Money of 
this Colony, which Report is Approved and Ordered the said Com- 
mittee Agree with him Accordingly for printing of the same and 
that the Clerk of this Court give him A Copy of the said Laws Ac- 
cordingly. 

Order'd four pence half penny be Allowed the Carmen of this 
City for every load of firewood or Other things for which they had 
but three pence Established by the former By Laws of this Cor- 
poration and that the Law be altered Accordingly. 

Order'd that Alderman Van Gelder and Mf Schuyler View the 
Wall fronting the Dock which Supports the Markett house at the 
south End of the Broad Street ; and take Care that the same be put 
into some tolerable Repair to preserve itt from falling this winter 
in Order itt be better Repaired in the Spring. 

Order'd that Alderman Cortlandt and Mr Roosevelt be A Com- 
mittee to Repair the Common walk at the lower end of the Wall 
Street at the Charge of this Corporation Provided the same Ex- 
ceed not the sum of twelve pounds ten shillings Curr* Money of 
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[451] The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corpora- 
tion are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and Pub- 
lished (after the Ringing of three Bells) and Ordered to be Con- 
tinue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from 
and after the date hereof and Ordered the same with the Charter of 
this Corporation be forthwith Printed &c : ( Vizt) 

For the Observation of the Lords day 

Concerning Strangers 

Surveyors of the City 

To Prevent Fire 

Regulations for the Markett 

A Law for Increasing the Markett 

A Law for Marking Bread 

A Law for Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail 

A Law Appointing A Place for the for the more Convenient hir- 
ing of Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Negro and Indian Slaves in the Night 
time 

A Law Prohibiting burning Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law Against Trading with Soldiers for their Cloths Arms or 
Accoutrements 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing of fees for the Inviters 
to Funerals. 

Assize of Bread 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their Passengers 

Common Couhcil to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

Laws and Orders for the Government of the Dock & Slips of 
this City 

Regulations for paying Dock Money 

A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common sewer in the Dock 
of this City 

A Law against firing Guns in the Streets &c: 

Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes & Allyes of the Said City 

A Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

A Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City 
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A Law Prohibiting Swine to run at large 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of the City of New York 

Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to Prohibit Digging holes and Cutting sodds on the 
Commons 
[452] For Preventing frauds in firewood. 

For Supplying the Vacancy of Such Publick Elective Magis- 
trates as may dy[e] 

A Law for Regulating of Fences in the Bowry Division of the 
Out Ward 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes within the City of New York. 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of these Laws. 

The Oath of A Freeman of the City of New York 

City of J ^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Munday 

the 25**» of Jan*7 Anno Dom i7i9[-2o] 

Present Jacobus V: Cortlandt ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillips 
William Roome 
Johannes Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Andries Maerschalck 



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Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* 216 Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell Marshall 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of three pounds 
ten shillings and four pence Curri Money of New 
York being for one Quarter of A Years sallary due and Ending the 
fourteenth Instant for horse Hire fire and Candles for the Watch 
& paid A Bricklayer for Mending Chimneys and hearths in the 
City Hall as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and Allowed. 



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Whereas Cap* Thomas Clarke, Gerrett Vanhorne, John Reade 
ISaac Gouverneur and several Others have preferred [453] to his 
Honour the President in Council A Petition praying letters Patents 
to gain upon the Water between the Corner house of Rip Van Dam 
ESq'^ by the End of Maiden Lane slip and the Corner by Capt 
Thomas Clarke Next the Markett house at the Low End of Wall 
Street One hundred and thirty foot of Ground into the River front- 
ing their Respective Freeholds to them and their Heirs and Assigns 
for ever with the Priviledge of Erecting Cranes and Other Build- 
ings &c: it is therefore hereby Order'd that M^ Recorder do Enter 
A Caveat in behalfe of this Corporation agt the Granting or pass- 
ing of any such Patent in such proper Office or Offices as he shall 
think fitt untill such time this Corporation be heard by their Coun- 
cil on the Aforesaid Petition and that M*" Recorder be Retained and 
fee'd as Council for this Corporation Particularly on this Occasion. 



City of ^„^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the said City on Fryday the 

19*^ day of February Anno Dom i7T9[-2o1 

. Present Jacobus V: Cortlandt ESq*^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq'' Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillipse 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler 
Phillip Minthorne 

Resolved that A Cage Pillory and Stocks be made at the Charge 
of this Corporation & be sett up where the old One Now Stands 
and that M*^ Mayor Imploy Workmen to make & Erect the same. 

Ordered that M*^ David Lyell do deliver unto Jacobus Van Cort- 
landt ESq'^ Mayor and Clerk of the Markett of this City all [454] 
such Weights and Measures scales and Beams as belong to this 
Corporation whose Receipt shall be A sufficient discharge for so 
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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> 217 Treasurer to pay to Fredrick Phillips ESq^ or 

Warrant Issued Order the sum of one pound Eight shillings and 
three pence Curr* Money of New York being 
Money by him disburst for Repairing the North End of the Com- 
mon sewer as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® 218 Treasurer to pay to M' Evert Duyckinck or Order 

Warrt Issued the sum of fourteen shillings Current Money of 

New York for Making and Painting two Constables 

Staves in the Month of Decem^' 1717 as Appears by his Acct which 

is Audited & allowed. 

Resolved that this Corporation do Petition the HoUble Pres- 
ident and Council of this Province for his Majesties Grant to this 
Corporation of all the Land that may be Gained out of the Rivers 
Round this Island Manhattans being the bounds of this Corporation 
under such Regulations and Restrictions as to his Honour and 
Council shall seem Reasonable, that M^ Recorder draw such a Peti- 
tion, that M*^ Mayor sign the same by Order of this Court and pre- 
fer the same to the President, with all Expedition. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor and M'' Recorder and Alderman Cruger 
or any two of them be A Committee to wait upon his Honour the 
President and treat with him for his favour in Obtaining the Afore- 
said Grant. 



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David Jamison ESq' Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Phillips 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

Johannes Roosevelt 

Phillip Schuyler 



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I455] A.LL THE Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
which were made and Published the first day of December last and 
since Printed & promulgated. Are hereby Again Made Ordained 
Renewed Established and Published after the Ringing of three Bells 
and Order'd to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for 
three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> 219 Treasurer to pay to M*" William Bradford or Or- 

Warrant Issued der the sum of ten pounds Curri Money of New 
York in full for printing the Laws & Charter of 
this Corporation, and for Sixty Copys thereof According to Agree- 
ment. 



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Att a Common Council! held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday 
the 9*1? day of Aprill Anno Dom 1720 

Jacobus V: Cortlandt Esq^ Mayor 
David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 
Edward Ei.igge 



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John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschalck 
Johannes Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Oliver Teller 
Phillip Schuyler 

By the Mayor and Aldermen 
Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth 
(vizO 

A Wheat loaf of the finest Flower to weigh fourteen Ounces for 
three halfe pence and a Soft Biskett of the finest flower Seven 
Ounces for three farthings. 

A White loaf of the finest Flower to weigh two pounds fourteen 
Ounces for four pence halfe penny. 

[456] A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise to weigh three pounds Eight Ounces for four pence 
halfe penny Wheat being at four Shillings and three pence ^ 
Bushell. And Order'd that no Other Bread be made for Sale within 
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Excepted) and that all Bakers within this City do take Notice here- 
of and make their Bread Accordingly Dated at the City Hall the 
9*^ day of Aprill in the Sixth Year of his Majesties Reign Anno 
Dom 1720 

Ordered the Bond of Cap^ Cornelius Depeyster Treasurer of this 
City for the due performance of his Office be Deposited in the hands 
of the Mayor & the Said Bond in Common Council was Delivered 
to the Said Mayor by the Clerk of this Court to be by him kept for 
the use of this Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 220 Treasurer to pay to Johannes Jansen Esq'' or Order 

Warr*t Issued The Sum of Six pounds Currt Money of New York 

being for Levelling the Ground on the West Side 

of the Dock from the first day of Aprill 1719 to the first day of this 

Instant Aprill Pursuant to an Order in Common Council 

Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger Alderman Van- 
gelder and Alderman Cortlandt be a Committee to Inspect the Old 
house at the ferry on Nassau Island & Report what Nessessary Re- 
pairs are wanting to make the Same Tenantable and make their 
Report to the Next Common Council. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 221 Treasurer to pay unto M'^ Phillip Cortlandt & M^ 

Warri Issued Johannes Roosevelt or Order the Sum of Twelve 
pounds Ten Shillings Currt Money of New York for 
Repairing the Publick Walk at the lower End of Wall Street Pursu- 
ant to an Order of Common Council made the first day of Decem- 
ber last. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 222 Treasurer to pay to Jacobus Van Cortlandt Esq^ or 

Warrt Issued Order the Sum of three pounds one Shilling & three 
pence Curr* Money of New York for Money by him 
Disburst in the Year 1710 for a fee to M^ Nicols in behalfe of this 
Corporation a Lanthorne & hour Glass for the Bellmen 3 Locks for 
the Goals Nails & four pounds of whiteline as Appears ^ his Ace! 
which is Audited & Allowed 

[457] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 223 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas or Order the 

Warr? Issued Sum of fifteen pounds Curr! Money of New York 

in full of half a Years Sallary as Town Clerk due 
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Corporation for the Printer and Examining the Same as Appears 
by his Ace? which is Audited by this Court and Allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Kip & M^ Mareschalck be a Committee 
to Agree with Able workmen for Compleating and finishing the 
Stair Case at the West End of the City Hall from the Ground floor 
to the Garrett & for purchaseing Materialls & that the Same be 
performed with all Convenient Expedition 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warri to the Treas- 

N? 224 urer to pay to M^ William Huddleston the Sum of 

Warrt Issued Ten pounds Curr*. Money of this Province as a pres- 
ent of this Corporation for his Teaching Severall 
poor Children to Read within this City. And Order'd that this be 
not brought into President 

City of J ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday y« : 

26^ day of April Anno Don! 172a 
Present Jacobus V : Cortlandt ESq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

William Roome 

Phillip Minthom 

John Roosevelt 

Oliver Teller 

Ordered that in case James Lowry an Ancient Man do Trans- 
port himself to Bristol in the Eagle Brigantine now bound thither 
that this Corporation will pay to the Owners thereof towards his 
passage the sum of forty shillings he being A poor man and an Ob- 
ject of Charity. 

[457*1 Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*>225 Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Mar* 

Warrant Issued shall of this City or Order the sum of five pounds 

Eight shillings Current Money of New York be- 
ing for half A years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant, 
fire and Candle for A year, Money paid M*" Mors for work done at 



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the Clock, Money paid M'^ Wright for Repairing the Clock, Money- 
paid M'^ Dugdale for A Line, A Journey to Harlem, Sweeping the 
Chimney in the City Hall & for Mending the Key of the Common 
Council Room as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and al- 
lowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* 226 Treasurer to pay to James Welsh, John Welsh 

Warrant Issued Roeliffe Roeliffse and Michael Comelisse Bell- 
men of this City or Order the sum of thirty six 
pounds Curr* Money of New York in full of halfe A Years sallary 
due and Ending the first day of May next According to Agreement 
made the 28*^ day of October last in Common Council 

The Committee Appointed to Report what Nessessary Repairs 
are wanting to the Old ferry house on Nassaw Island Report that 
the Eastermost Gable End thereof will fall down in A short time if 
not Repaired and that several Other Nessessary Repairs are wanting 
to the same, it is therefore Ordered that Alderman Vangelder do 
Imploy Workmen and purchase Materialls Effectually to Repair the 
same and make Report thereof with all Convenient Expedition. 

[458] Ordered that Alderman Blagge Alderman Kip. Alderman 
Cruger and Alderman Cortlandt or any three of them be A Commit- 
tee to Inspect and lay out what land in the Out Ward will be Con- 
venient to be Leased unto James Jump, for what Term of years & 
upon what Conditions & make their Report to the Next Common 
Council. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 
the 2^ day of May Anno Donl 1720 

Jacobus V: Cortlandt ESq«" Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

Johannes Roosevelt 

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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 227 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> 22^ Treasurer to pay to M'^ Teunis Tiebout or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of Seventeen pounds Eight Shillings and 
Eight pence three farthings Currt Money of New 
York it being for Materialls and Making of the Cage, Pillory, Whip- 
ping Post & Stocks in this City ; and for Carpenters Work and Ma- 
terialls in Repairing the Old ferry house on Nassaw Island as Ap- 
pears by his Acct. which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** 228 Treasurer to pay unto Balthazar De Hart or 

Warrant Issued Order the sum of One pound four shillings and 

Six pence Curri Money of New York. [459] being 

for Making A Window in the City Hall in the Upper Prison as 

Appears by his Ace* which is Audited & Allowed 

Order'd there be A Bonfire on Saturday next the 28*** Instant at 
the usual place within this City at the Charge of this Corporation 
with the usual quantity of Wine being the Anniversary of his Maj- 
esties Birth day and that the Treasurer take Care to provide the 
same. 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that no Butter be 
Exported from this City in Firkins or half Firkins but what shall 
be branded with two letters of the Persons Christian Name and sir- 
name who shall sell the said Butter for Exportation under the Penal- 
ty of ten shillings for Every Firkin so Exported unmarked as Afore- 
said One half to the Informer the Other half to the Treasurer of 
this City for the use of this Corporation to be paid by the Packer 
and seller of the Said Butter. 

All the Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which 
were made and Published the first day of December last past and 
since Printed and Promulgated, and which on the first day of March 
last Past were again Renewed and Published. Are by these Pres- 
ents Again Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
after the Ringing of three Bells and Ordered to be Continue and Re- 
main in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the 
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£460] City of ^ ^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

12*^ day of July Anno DoHT 1720 

Present Jacobus V : Cortlandt ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Phillipse 
Whereas on the fourth day of June 1701 in Comm Council A 
Certain Piece of Ground from High water to Low water Marke 
within this City upon the East River between sacketts and Beek- 
mans lying on the West side of the Lott N<> 18 where the house of 
Andries Hardenbrooke now Stands Containing One hundred forty 
three foot along the Strand; forty three foot whereof was Appro- 
priated for A slip and the Other One hundred foot Reserved for the 
Publick use of this Corporation. And Whereas this Court is In- 
formed that M' Gilbert Livingston M^ Benjain Peck & Others have 
Incroached upon and filled up part of the said Ground and Erected 
A fence thereupon Contrary to Right and Law. It is therefore 
hereby Ordered that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger Alderman 
Cortlandt Alderman Phillipse Mf Roosevelt & M' Teller or any 
three of them be A Committee to Ascertain the Rights of this Cor- 
poration agt the said Incroachments or any Others upon the said 
Land and to Remove the said Incroachments and that they Call the 
surveyor to their Assistance and Cause him to Stake and lay out 
the said Ground from High water Mark to Low water mark as the 
high water mark was on the Aforesaid fourth day of June and to 
make A Draft thereof and Ascertain how farr it is from the Street 
Called Queen Street to the said High water Mark and make their 
Report to the Next Common Council 

[461] Order'd that Mr Teller and M^ schuyler 
40 load of Mudd Calling Anthony Ham the Dockmaster to their 
more Order'd to be Assistance be A Committee to Imploy Persons 
taken out of the to Repair the Wharfes Inclosing the Great 
Dock page 463 Dock and for Carrying sixty Scow loads of 

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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 229 

Ordered that Anthony Ham the Dockmaster Charge this Cor- 
poration D^ for the Dockage of A New ship late of John Parlicr 
which lay in the Dock some years. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas or Order 

229 the sum of three pounds six Shillings Curri 

Warrant Issued Money of New York being Money by him paid 

M' Bradford A Book for Records of the Mayors 

Court 

Ordered that some small Prisons be made at the West End of the 

City Hall in the Garrett. The Entrance into the Court Room 

Arched, the Kings Arms for the Court Room to be New, and that 

Alderman Kip do Imploy Persons to do the same at the Charge of 

this Corporation. 

City of J «^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j[ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

26*h day of July Anno Doln 1720 

Present Jacobus V: Cortlandt ESq*" Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Edward Blagge ^ 

Jacobus Kip >ESqrs Aldermen 

Hermanus Vangelder J 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
Johannes Roosevelt 
William Roome 

Ordered there be A Bonfire on Munday Next the first day of 
August at the usual place within this City at the Charge of this Cor- 
poration with the usual quantity of Wine it being the Anniversary 
of his Majesties happy Accession to the Throne and that the Treas- 
urer take Care to provide the same 

[462] Order'd the Treasurer pay to Mess" John 

N? Reade & Joseph Reade for the use of the Owners 

23P of the Brigantine Eagle the sum of two pounds 

Warrant Issued Currant Money of New York being in part of the 

Passage of A poor Man Called James Lowry 

from hence to Bristol in the said Brigantine Eagle Pursuant to an 

Order of Common Council made the 26*** of April last. 

Complaint being made that One Martin Burger is Making In- 
croachments upon the Commons of this City on the East side of the 



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sawkill Bridge without any Authority, it is therefore hereby Or- 
dered that Alderman Blagge, Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger Al- 
derman Cortlandt Alderman Phillipse & M' Minthorne or any four 
of them be A Committee to Inspect the said Lands, to forewarn the 
said Martin Burger from making any Incroachments thereon and 
to Remove the said Incroachments and that the surveyor of this 
City do attend the said Committee and that they Examine what 
Other Incroachments are made upon the Aforesaid Commons of 
this City and make their Report with all Convenient Speed. 



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Warrant Issued 



Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay unto Cornelius D : Peyster ESq^ 

Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of six 

pounds ten shillings and five pence Current 

Money of New York it being Money by him dis- 

burst for A Bonfire Wine &c : on the twenty Eight day of May last 

(his Majesties Birth day) as Appears by his Ace? which is Audited 

& Allowed. 



City of ) 
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Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
16*^ day of August Anno Dom 1720 



Jacobus V : Cortlandt ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Fredrick Phillipse 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Phillip Schuyler 

Andries Maerschalck 



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Warrant Issued 



[463] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell Marshall 
of this City or Order the sum of Nine ppunds ten 
shillings Current Money of New York seven 
pounds thereof being Money by him Expended 
for Cleaning and White washing the City Hall in July last and the 
Residue for one quarter of A years sallary due and Ending the 14*^ 
day of July last as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Al- 
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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ James Harding the f erry- 

233 man or Order the sum of three pounds Eleven 
Warrant Issued shillings and ten pence half Current Money of 

New York being for Meat & Drink by him lately 
furnished to the Workmen Imployed in Repairing the ferry house 
& for twenty Nine white pine boards as Appears by his Acd which 
is Audited & allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*^ Treasurer to pay to John Cruger ESq^ or Order 

234 the sum of One pound seven shillings and four 
Warrant Issued pence half penny Current Money of New York 

being Money by him disburst on several Com- 
mittees for the Publick service of this Corporation as Appears by 
his Acct. which is Audited & allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
ti^ Treasurer to pay to Alderman Hermanus Van- 

23s gelder or Order the sum of four pounds sixteen 

Warrant Issued shillings Currt Money of New York being for 
Labour & Materialls in Repairing the ferry house 
on Nassaw Island as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited & al- 
lowed 

Order'd the Committee for Cleaning the Dock &c : Cause forty 
scow load more of Mudd to be taken out of the said Dock over & 
above the sixty formerly Ordered. 

I464] City of )^„ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

sixth day of September Anno Dom 1720 

Present Jacobus V: Cortlandt ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 



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All the Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which 
were made and Published the first day of December last Past and 
since Printed and Promulgated and which on the first day of March 
last Past and on the twenty fourth day of May then next following 
were again Renewed and Published Are by these Presents (to- 
gether with A Law for Marking of Butter) now Again Made Or- 
dained Renewed Established and Published after the Ringing of 
three Bells & Orderd to be Continue & Remaine in full force & 
Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof, together 
with the Law hereafter Mentioned (Viz*) 

A Law for Repairing the Highway between 
Fresh Water & Kingsbridge 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Alderman and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the [465] same that all the 
Highways between the Fresh Water and Kingsbridge be forthwith 
put in good and sufficient Repair by the Inhabitants of the Out 
Ward in such Places and in such Manner as Shall be directed and 
Appointed by the Alderman of the Out Ward aforesaid and the 
surveyors of Highways Elected in the said Out Ward and that if 
any Person or Persons Inhabiting the said Out Ward who shall be 
summoned by the Constables or Overseers of the same Ward to 
Labour in Repairing the said Highways, shall thereafter Neglect 
or Refuse to do the same, the Person so Neglecting or Refuseing 
shall for every such Offence forfeit the sum of six shillings Current 
Money of New York to be Recovered by Complaint before the Mayor 
Recorder or any One of the Aldermen of the said City and to be 
disposed of towards Repairing the said Highways. 

Whereas this Court is Informed that John seabring of Brook- 
land on Nassaw Island hath Erected A Wharfe and is now building 
A Storehouse upon the Land of this Corporation at the ferry on the 
Aforesaid Island without any License or Authority for so doing, it 
is therefore hereby Resolved that M*" Recorder in the Name and 
on the behalfe of this Corporation do forthwith Prosecute at Law 
the said John seabring for so doing; Either by Immediately Remov- 
ing the Trespass, or by Action of Trespass, or Trespass and Eject- 
ment or by Any Other Lawfull ways & Means as to him shall seem 
Expedient ; and that May Bickley ESq*^ be also Retained as Council 
for this Corporation in the same Cause to Assist the Recorder in 
the Prosecution thereof. 



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[466] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** 236 Treasurer to pay to I>avid Jamison and May 

Warrant Issued Bickley ESq*^ Each the sum of five pounds Cur- 
rent Money of New York as A Retaining fee in 
behalfe of this Corporation agt. John seabring at the ferry on Nas- 
saw Island for Incroaching upon the Land of this Corporation there, 
and for Asserting the Rights of this Corporation thereunto. 



City of )go Att a Common Council held at the 

New YorkJ City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

26** day of Scp^^ Anno Dom 1720 

Present Jacobus Van Cortlandt Esq^ Mayor 
David Jamison Esq*" Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillipse 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Phillip Schuyler 



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Ordered that M^ Anthony Ham the Dockmaster forthwith Cause 
the Crane of this City to be put in good and Sufficient Repair at the 
Charge of this Corporation 

Ordered this Corporation Compliment his Excellency William 
Burnet Esq^ our Governour with the Freedom of this City with the 
Seal thereof in a Box of Gold & that Alderman Cruger and Alderman 
Kip do take Care forthwith to prepare the Said Box. 

[467] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** 237 Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Ham or Order 

Warrant Issued the Sum of Eighty three pounds Current Money 

of New York being for Labourers, Workmen and 
Materialls found for Cleaning the Great Dock in July and August 
last and this Present Month of September as Appears by his Acct 
which is Audited & Allowed. 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant lo the 
N9 238 Treasurer to pay to M^ Obadiah Hunt or Order 

Warrant Issued the Sum of Twenty One pounds Six Shillings 
and Six pence Current Money of New York in 
full for a Dinner, Wine, Beer, Cyder & Other Expences at his house 
by this Corporation on an Entertainment to his Excellency the 
Governour on the 20*^ Instant Soon after his Arrivall in this his 
Government &c: as Appears by his Ace* which is Audited & Al- 
lowed. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 239 Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster Esq^ 

Warrant Issued Treasurer of this City or Order the Siun of five 
pounds twetve Shillings and Six pence Current 
Money of New York, being Money by him Disburst for Wine &c : 
And a Bonfire on the first day of August last being the Anniversary 
of his Majesties happy Accession to the Crown as Appears by his 
Acd which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 240 Treasurer to pay to Mf Gerrett Duyckinck or 

Warrant Issued Order the Sum of One pound fourteen Shillings 

Current Money of New York being for the Kings 

Arms now Affixed in the Court Room of the City Hall of this City 

as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

The following Address was three times Read & Approved & 
Signed by this Court And Resolved that this Court do Immediately 
wait upon his Excellency the Governour & present the Same (viz*) 

[468] To His Excellency William Burnet 
Memorand. his Excell Esq*" Captain Generall and Governour 
Arrived here on fryday in Chiefe of the Provinces of New 
y« : 16*** of Sep^'^ 1720 York & New Jersey and the Territories 
about Nine a Clock at Depending on them in America And 
Night Vice Admirall of the Same &c: 

The Humble Address of the 
Mayor Aldermen and Common- 
ality of this his Majesties most 
Antient City & Corporation of 
New York in the Province of New 
York in America 
May it please Your Excellekcy 

We do with hearts full of Sincerity and Affection Congratulate 
your Excellency's Arrivall in this Your Government of New York. 



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And We do Assure your Excellency that We take it to be a Mani- 
fest Demonstration of his Majesties most tender Affection and Care 
of his Subjects in these Parts to have Appointed a Person of your 
great Character Prudence and Other Eminent Vertues to Govern 
us And that we will not only Support and Maintain with our lives 
and Fortunes his Majesties royall person and Government and the 
Succession as now by Law Established to the utmost of our power 
but as a Testimony of our Duty Study & Pursue the best Methods 
we Can Conceive Cheerfully to Support Your Excellency's Dignity 
in the Administration of Your Government So as to make the Same 
to you Easy pleasant and happy in all respects. 

We Doubt not but that as it is now both in Your power & will 
to do us good you will Exert your Self in a Conspicuous Manner 
to make us a happy people And that this City will flourish in its 
wealth, Buildings & Number of Inhabitants under Your Adminis- 
tration. And Therefore Humbly begg Your Excellency will be 
favourably Pleased to do us the Honour to become a Member of 
our Corporation and participate of our Happiness. 

That his Majesties most Auspicious 
Reign may be Attended with all Bless- 
ings And the Succession Continued to 
his Royall Issue throughout all Ages. 
And Your Excellency be Ever happy 
in Your Government over us are the 
fervent prayers of 

May it Please Your Excellency 
Your Excellencys most Dutiful! 
and most Obedient Servants 



New York 
September y« 26* 1720 



Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Phillip Schuyler 



Jacobus V : Cortlandt 
David Jamison 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillipse 



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[469I 



City of ] 
New Yorki 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 
the 29*^ day of September being the feast 
day of SJ Michael the Arch Angell Anno 
Dom 1720 



Present Jacobus Van Cortlandt Esq^ Mayor 
David Jamison Esq'" Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillipse 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler 



.Esq'? Aldermen 



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Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of Each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day 
One Alderman One Assistant two Assessors One Collector and 
One Petty Constable in the five Wards on the South Side of the 
fresh Water And One Alderman, One Assistant, two Assessors, 
two Collectors two Petty Constables and four Surveyors of High- 
ways for the Out Ward of the Said City for the Bowry and Harlem 
Divisions of the Said Ward to Serve in their Respective Offices for 
the Year Ensueing According to the usage Laws and Ordinances 
of the Said City And Accordingly the Same day Returne was made 
thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk 
of the Said City under the hands and Seals of the Respective Alder- 
men According to the Tenor of the Aforesaid Warrants as follow- 
eth (viz*) 



East Ward 



'Phillip Cortlandt EsqT 
John Roosevelt 
George Elsworth 



Johannes Hardenbrooke j 



John Searle 
^John Rolland 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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[470] 



West Ward 



I 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 



North Ward 



South Ward 



Dock Ward 



r Hermanns Van Gelder 
Esqf 

William Roome 

Jacob Bloom 

Johannes Symonse 

Joseph Wright 

John Thurman 

Jacobus Kip Esq^ 

Andries Maerschaick 

John Man 

Egbert Van Bursen 

Francis Sylvester 

George Tallbott 

Fredrick Phillipse Esqf Alderman 

Phillip Schuyler Assistant 

Robert Crook 

Ide Meyer 

Gerret Burger 

Fredrick Willemse 
^John Cruger Esq^ 

Oliver Teller 

Abraham Van Wyck 

Abraham Van Vlecq 

Noah Cazalette 

Jacob Franks 
'^Edward Blagge Esq*" 

John Ryckman 

Samuell Kip 

Theophilus Elsworth 

Thomas Delamontagne 



Out Ward 



Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



[Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 

Constable 

Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 



Nicholas Sommerdyck ) Surveyors of 



^Bowry 
Division 



Harlem 
Division 



Jacob Cowenoven j Highways 

John Kierse Assessor 

Samuell Waldron Collector 

Abraham Delametre Constable 

Lawrence Janse ) Surveyors of 

^ Gerrett Dyckman J Highways . 

[471] His Excellency William Burnet Esq^ in Council has been 
Pleased to Nominate Robert Walter Esq^ to be Mayor of this City 
of New York for the Year Ensueing & Thomas Farmar Esq^ the 
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Resolved Nemine Contra Dicente that Cornelius Depeyster 
Esq*" the Present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City be & is 
hereby Elected and Appointed to be Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this Corporation for the Year Ensueing. 

M^ Fredrick Willemse who was this day Elected Constable of 
the South Ward for the Year Ensueing is by M^ Mayor Appointed 
High Constable of this City for the Year Ensueing. 

Ordered Mr Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Said South Ward for the Election of Another proper person in the 
Room of the Said Fredrick Willemse to Serve in the Said Office 
of Constable of the Said Ward for the Year Ensueing and that the 
Election be on Thursday Next. 

Ordered M^" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer to pay to Mf Anthony Ham Dockmaster 

241 of this City or Order the Sum of three pounds Curri 

Warrl Issued Money of New York for his Extraordinary Service 
and Attendance in Overseeing and Directing the 
Labourers in the Cleaning of the Dock of this City in July and 
August last and in this present Month of September and for Over- 
seeing the Repair of the Publick Crane of this City 

Ordered The Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N? the Treasurer to pay to Mf James Harding the 

242 ferry man of this City or Order the Sum of One 

Wrarant Issued pound two Shillings Curr* Money of New York 
being Money by him Disburst for Seven Bushells 
of Lyme and Mason and Negroes Work for Repairing the ferry 
house at the ferry as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Al- 
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[472] City of J gg 
New York j 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 
the 11*^ day of October Anno DoITT 1720 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



Present Jacobus V: Cortlandt ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
Johannes Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler 



>^ Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*" Charles Le Roux Gold- 
smith or Order the sum of Nineteen pounds three 
Shillings Currt Money of New York in full for 
A Gold Box for inclosing the seal of his Excel- 

lencys Freedom of this Corporation as Appears by his Acrf which 

is Audited and Allowed 



No 

243 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell or Order 

244 the sum of two pounds Eleven shillings and four 
Warrant Issued pence half penny Curri Money of New York in 

full for Cleaning White washing &c: the City 
Hall as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M'' Teunis Tiebout Carpenter 

245 or Order the sum of Sixty Six pounds ten shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and ten pence half penny Currt Money of 

New York it being for Carpenters work. Nails. 
Hinges and Other Materialls done & furnished for the City Hall, 
in finishing the Stare Case the Arches in the Court Room & Making 
several Rooms and Partitions in the Garretts & Other work done 
as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 



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N<* 246 [473] Ordered the Mayor Issue his War- 
Warrant Issued rant to the Treasurer to pay to William 

Sharpas Town Clerk of this City or 

P^ for Engross- Order the sum of twelve pounds Nine 

ing Freedom of Shillings and three pence Current 

his Excell i -0-0 Money of New York, being Money by 

Parchment 0-4-0 him disburst for Engrossing his Excel- 

Silk Lace 0-1-3 lencys Freedom Parchment and a silk 

half years Sal- Lace, for Pen Ink & Paper for one year 
lary 10 - o - o & for half A years sallary due & End- 
Pen Ink & pa-) ing the fourteenth Instant as Appears 
per for A year j ^ by his Acct. which is Audited & AU 

lowed 

12-9-3 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to Edward Blagge ESq^ or 

247 Order the sum of Eleven pounds & Nine pence 
Warrant Issued Curri Money of New York being for Expences at 

his house by the Committee Appointed for Ex- 
amining into the Incroachments made on the Commons of this 
City, Horse hire, Chainmen &c: as Appears by his Acct. which is 
Audited & allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Hermanns Vangelder or 

248 Order the sum of ten pounds fourteen shillings 
Warrant Issued & four pence half penny Currt Money of New 

York in full for Bricklayers work and Plastering 
of the City Hall, for Labourers & Mending the Peer head of the 
Common sewer in the Great Dock as Appears by his Acct. which is 
Audited and Allowed 

The Committee for Examining into the Incroachments made 
upon the Commons Report in haec Verba (Viz*) 

In Obedience to an Order of Common Council bearing date the 
twenty sixth day of July last for surveying and Inspecting the In- 
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in the Presence of the Committee Appointed for that purpose the 
Ninth of September at the River between Madam Coddringtons 
and George Holmes and Run withe the Line and fence of Madam 
Coddrington N : W : 120 Rods being the length of the Patents and 
thence Continued the same Course with the fence and found Eighty 
two Rods Incroachments on Madam Coddringtons Side and sev- 
enty Rods on George Holmes's side. And further We found the 
house which Martin Burger has lately built Sixty two Rods from 
the Rear of Thomas Hooks Land on the Commons of this Cor- 
poration. And also we found, George Hallett, Johannes Peters, 
Ryer Hanse, John Van zevenhove & Johannes Slingerland to have 
made Incroachments, some of which are also Very Considerable 

New York y^: i&^ ^ W« Bond surv^ 

of October 1720. 

We the Committee Appointed do Approve the above to be A 
true Report which is humbly submitted by 

E: Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Pliillip Cortlandt 

Which Report is Approved by this Court and Order'd to be 
Entred Accordingly 

The Petition of Mf John Kelly was read praying that this Cor- 
poration will Grant him Liberty to Erect New Sloughter houses 
Near sacketts on the Terms therein Mentioned the present slough- 
ter houses becomeing A Nusance &c: it is therefore Ordered that 
Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt M*" Maerschalck 
and M' Roosevelt be A Committee to Examine into the Allegations of 
the Petitioner and Report to this Court what they think proper for this 
Corporation to do therein. 

Resolved that the Wall Street from the City Hall to the Broad- 
way be of the breadth Contained in A Draft thereof, this day pro- 
duced to this Court by M^ Samuell Bayard, by which Draft the 
said Street is to be forty one foot wide from the fence of the Meeting 
house to the Comer of New Street. 
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242 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[475] City of ) gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on fryday y«: 

14*^ day of October Anno DoiH 1720 

Present Jacobus V : Cortlandt ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillipse 
William Roome ^ 

Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
Johannes Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler 

This Day the Mayor Attended by Robert Walter ESq^ the Mayor 
Elect, the Recorder, Aldermen, sheriff, Assistants Chamberlain 
Town Clerk Assessors Collectors High Constabl[e] Petty Consta- 
bles and Other Officers of this Corporation between the hours of 
ten and Eleven in the forenoon of the same day went in their for- 
malities from the City Hall to his Majesties Garrison Fort George 
and their Waited upon his Excellency William Burnett ESq^ Cap! 
General and Governour in Chief of this Province in Council where 
the said Robert Walter ESq'" was Sworn Mayor of this City and 
Thomas Farmar ESqf High sheriff of this City and County for the 
year Ensueing having first taken the Oaths by Act of Parliament 
Appointed to be taken Instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and 
supremacy the Abjuration Oath and the Test at which time the 
same Oaths were Administred unto the said Robert Walter ESqf 
Mayor David Jamison ESq' Recorder, Edward [476] Blagge, Ja- 
cobus Kip, John Cruger, Hermanns Vangelder Phillip Cortlandt 
and Fredrick Philipse ESq" Aldermen of the said City, as Justices 
of the Peace of the City & County of New York, and thereupon his 
Excellency the Governour delivered unto them their Respective 
Commissions. 

Whereupon the Mayor Attended as Aforesaid waited upon his 
Excellency the Governour and Council to Trinity Church where 
after Divine service the Reverend M*" Vesey Rector of the said 
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this Corporation waited on his Excellency to Fort George & then 
Returned to the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells 
the Commissions of the Mayor and sheriff were published & then 
they Repaired to the Common Council Chamber where Jacobus 
Van Cortlandt ESqf late Mayor delivered unto Robert Walter ESq^ 
the New Mayor the Charter and seals of this Corporation who there- 
upon Resumed the Chair & then the Aforesaid Oaths & Test were 
Administred unto Edward Blagge ESq'^ Alderman of the Out 
Ward, Jacobus Kip ESq'^ Alderman of the North Ward, John 
Cruger ESqf Alderman of the Dock Ward, Hermanns Vangelder 
ESqf Alderman of the West Ward, Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ Alder- 
man of the East Ward and Fredrick Philipse ESqf Alderman of 
the south Ward, William Roome Assistant of the West Ward, 
Andries Maerschalck Assistant of the North Ward, Oliver Teller 
Assistant of the Dock Ward Johannes Roosevelt Assistant of the 
East Ward, Phillip schuyler Assistant of the south Ward and John 
Ryckman Assistant of the Out Ward who took their places Ac- 
cordingly the Oaths for the due Administration of their Respective 
Offices being first Administred unto them. 

M n * K th ^^^ Oaths Appointed by Law as 

Mem October 25 Aforesaid with the Oath of Office of A 

-,, . Constable were also Administred unto 

Simeon soumaine Cornelius De Peyster ESqr Treasurer or 

was Sworn Constable ^, u 1 • x "lu- #-• i. j 4. t? j 

ft TN 1 ITT * o Chamberlam of this City, and to Fred- 

of the Dock Ward & . , ,,..„ tt- t. ^ ^ ui t u 

„,. ^, J . - , nek Willemse High Constable, John 

Elias Chardovme Jun*^ r^., ^ i. ui r 4.1. ixr 4. \\t a 

i- X LI ^ xt- T- X Thurman Constable of the West Ward, 

^^^^^^^ of the East ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ Constable of the North 

Ward, Jacob Prior Constable of the 
south Ward, Thomas Delamontagne Constable of the Bowry and 
Abraham Delametre Constable of Harlem 

[477] J<>hn RoUand Merchant who was lately Elected Constable 
of the East Ward and Jacob Franks Merchant who was lately 
Elected Constable of the Dock Ward, Refuse to serve in those 
Offices and are willing to pay their fines as the Law directs, it is. 
therefore Ordered that M' Mayor Issue his Warrants to the Alder- 
men of the East & Dock Wards Aforesaid Respectively for A New 
Election of Constables in their Respective Wards and that the 
Elections betn^ on Wensday Next. 

Ordered there be a Bonfire on Thursday Next with the usual 



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quantity of Wine at the usual plase within this City at the Charge 
of this Corporation it being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coro- 
nation and that the Treasurer provide the same. 

Memorandum that on the 19*** day of October Anno DoTH 1720 
Phillip Cortlandt ESqf Alderman of the East Ward Returned to the 
Office of Town Clerk that Elias Chardovine Junf was duely Elected 
that day to serve in the Office of Constable of the said Ward for 
the year Ensueing and. John Cruger ESq*" Alderman of the Dock 
Ward also made Return to the Office Aforesaid that simeon sou- 
main Goldsmith was Also Elected to serve in the Office of Con- 
stable of the said Ward for the year Ensueing and the said Elias 
Chardovine & simeon soumain were Accordingly sworn into the 
said Office by the Mayor and Recorder on Tuesday y* ; 25*^ day of 
October 1720 



City 
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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday 
the 16*^ day of November Anno Dolfl 
1720 



Present 



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ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder ^ESq" Aldermen 

Phillip Cortlandt 

William Roome 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

Johannes Roosevelt 

Phillip Schuyler 

John Ryckman 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Cortlandt Alderman 
Phillipse M' Teller and M' schuyler be A Committee to Audit the 
Books and Ace*? of the Treasurer and all Other publick Acc*f of 
this Corporation. 

Resolved that the Inhabitants of the south Ward have Liberty 
to Remove the Old Markett house near the Custom house to A more 
Convenient place near the water side at their own proper Cost 



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and Charge, Provided they do the same within ten days which if 
Neglected to be done that the said Markett house will be pull'd 
down According to an Order of the Supream Court; it being pre- 
sented as A publick Nusance. 

Ordered that the Neighbourhood of the Wall Street Markett 
house have Liberty to Remove the said Markett house higher up 
into the said Street, or Repair it where it now Stands at their Own 
proper Cost and Charge Provided they do the same on or before 
the fourteenth day of December Next. 

Ordered that M^ Ryckman be Added to the Committee Ap- 
pointed to Examine into the Incroachments made upon the Com- 
mons of this City; and that the said Committee or any three of 
them do take Effectual Care that the said Incroachments be forth- 
with Removed and the Lands so Incroached upon & Inclosed be 
laid Open to the Commons 

[479] Ordered that no Brickmaker or Others within this City & 
Corporation $0 Cutt any firewood or timber upon the Commons of 
this City along the East River from Turtle Bay to Madam C6d- 
dringtons for the Burning of Bricks upon this Island upon pain of 
being prosecuted at Law as Trespassers. 

Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N^ the Treasurer to pay to M** Robert Cranncll Mar- 

249 shall of this City or Order the sum of two pounds 
Warrant Issued Eighteen Shillings Currt Money of New York 

in full of one Quarter of a years sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of October last past, for Horse hire to 
the Out Ward, and for horse hire and Expences to a Constable for 
Carrying A Hue & Cry to Kings Bridge as Appears by his Ace! 
which is Allowed 

Resolved that A sallary of ten pounds ^ Annum be Allowed to A 
Publick Whipper and that Advertisem^ thereof be published 

Ordered that the Treasurer pay to James 
N* Welsh John Welsh Roeliff Roeliffse and Michael 

250 Cornelisse Bellmen of this Cityor Order the sum 
Warrant Issued of twenty Eight pounds Current Money of New 

York in full of their sallary due and Ending the 
first Instant 

Order'd that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger Alderman Cort- 
landt, M' Teller, M*" schuyler and M'' Roosevelt or any four of them 



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be a Committee to Ag^ee with four or six able men to Execute the 
Office of Bellmen & Watch of this City till the first day of May 
Next. 

Ordered The Treasurers Bond for the due Execution of his Office 
be lodged with the Mayor, and the same Bond was Accordingly 
delivered to the Mayor in Common Council 



[480] City of ] ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 



of K ^ 
New York j ^ City Hall of the said City on Wensday 

the seventh day of December Anno DolH 
1720 



Present Robert Walter ESq*" Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger ^ESq" Aldermen 

Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
William Roome ^ 

Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller > Assistants 

Johannes Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler J 

Orderd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation and also A Law for Marking of Butter which were 
Made Renewed and Published the sixth day of Sep*>^ last past be 
and are hereby made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
after the Ringing of three Bells and Ordered to be Continue and 
Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after 
the date hereof. 

The Committee for Agreeing with Bellmen Report that they 
have Agreed with Dirck Cook Johannes Delamontagne Jun*" Ja- 
cobus Delamontagne and Robert Campbell to be the Bellmen & 
Watch of this City from the first day of this Instant December to 
the first day of May Next for the sum of thirty six pounds Current 
Money of New York which Report is Approved. 



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[481] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N* Treasurer to pay to James Welsh, John Welsh, 

251 Michael Comelisse and Jacobus Delamontagne 

Warrant Issued Belhnen of this City or Order the sum of Six 

pounds Curr? Money of New York in full of their 

sallary as Bellman and Watch of this City from the first day of 

November last to the first day of this Instant December 

Ordered that no Brickmakers or Charcoale Burners within this 
City and Corporation do fell or Cutt down any Trees Firewood or 
Timber upon the Commons of this City for Burning of Bricks or 
Making of Charcole upon pain of being prosecuted at Law as Tres- 
passers. AND it is hereby further Ordered that it shall and may be 
Lawfull for any Freeman of this Corporation to Carry away and 
take to his own use any firewood or Timber that shall be found 
felled or Cutt down and lying upon the Commons of this City. 
Provided the same be not Carryed of the said Commons by the 
Person or Persons who shall so have Cutt & felled down the same 
in two days after the same is so Cutt and felled down. 



City of ) 00 Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

13*^ day of December Anno DoIH 1720 

Present Robert Walter ESq'r Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip ^ ^,j^^^^„ 

John Cruger ^ ^ 

Phillip Cortlandt 
[482] Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

William Roome > Assistants. 

Johannes Roosevelt 

Phillip Cortlandt 

The Petition of Thomas Hooke was read praying A Lease of 
some Land between the Kings highway and his Lott lying near the 
saw kill Bridge on A Reasonable Annual Rent in Order to preserve 
the Timber growing thereon from being Cutt down and destroyed 
& for preserving the Stream running to his Mill 



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Resolved that the said Land desired by the Petitioner be Leased 
and lett to farm, and that Alderman Blagge Alderman Cruger & 
Alderman Cortlandt or any two of them (Calling the Surveyor of 
this City to their Assistance) be A Committee to lay oat & survey 
the said Land and Report unto whom and upQn what Terms the 
same Ought to be Leased and that the said Committee lay out an 
Highway from the Kings Highway to the Mill of the said Thomas 
Hooke. 

Or'der'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster ESq^ 

Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Nine 

pounds ten shillings and one penny half penny 

Curr! Money of New York being Money by him 

disburst for A Bonfire Wine &c: on the 20^ day of October last 

being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation as Appears by 

his Acct which is Audited & allowed 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster ESq^ 
Treasurer of tfiis City [483] or Order the sum of 
six pounds six Shillings Curr! Money of New 
York being Money by him disburst for A Bon- 
fire Wine &c: on the fifth day of November last being the Anni- 
versary of Gunpowder Treason Plot as Appears by bis Ace* which 
is Audited & allowed 



City 

New York 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday 
the 9*? day of febT Anno DoOr i72o[-i] 



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Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger ^ESq" Aldennan 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Willim Roome 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

John Ryckman 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip schuyler 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 349 

The Comtnittee for Auditing the Treasurers Books ft Accts was 
Read and Approved and Order'd to be Entred in haec Verba (Viz*) 
We the Committee for Auditing the City Accompts have Pursuant 
to an Order of Common Council bearing date the sixteenth day of 
November 1720 Examined the Accts and Books of Captain Cor- 
nelius De Peyster Treasurer of this City of New York for sundry 
sums of Money by him Received and paid from the 14* day of 
October 1719 to the fourteenth day of October 1720 and find the 
same as foUoweth. That there is Come to his hands within the 
time above Mentioned the sum of six hundred twenty one pounds 
seventeen shillings and Eleven pence, Including the Moneys left 
in his hands [484] at the last Audit, and that he has paid out (in 
the time aforesaid) the sum of four hundred fifty four pounds sev- 
enteen shillings and four pence three farthings, his Commission 
whereof being twenty two pounds fourteen shillings and ten pence 
half penny so that we find the Ballance Still Remaining in his hands 
to be the sum of one hundred forty four pounds five shillings ft 
Nine pence three farthings which is humbly submitted by 

John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
New York the 2/^ December 1720 Fred: Philipse 

Oliver Teller 
Phillip schuyler 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N* Treasurer to pay to M*" John Wright Watch- 

254 maker or Order the sum of four pounds Current 

Warrant Issued Money of New York in full for three Months 

service in looking after and Winding up the 

Publick Dock of this City and for lately and at this time Repairing 

& Mending the same 

Itt is Agreed by this Court and Aforesaid John Wright that the 
said John Wright shall have and Receive of this Corporation the 
sum of Eight pounds for one year to Commence from the date here- 
of for his Pains Labour and service for Keeping in good Repair 
Plight and Condition the Publick Clock of this City and for winding 
up and setting the same Every day and for Regulating and Keeping 
the same in good Order and that the said sallary be paid unto him 
quarterly. 

The Committee for Examining into the Allegations of the Pe- 
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an Order of Common Council made the Eleventh day of October 
last past unto us directed whose Names are hereunto subscribed 

[485] We the Committee thereby Appointed for Examining into 
the Allegations Mentioned in the Petition of M*^ John Kelly do 
Report that We find the said Allegations to be true and we are 
humbly of Opinion that the Present sloughter houses fronting the 
East Rirer at the East End of Queen Street in the East Ward of 
this City now or late belonging to the Widdow Cortlandt & Jo- 
hannes Beekman are become A publick Nusance and Ought in A 
short time to be Removed in Order more Convenient and Orna- 
mental Buildings may be Erected there and in that Neighbourhood 
which now are Retarded by Occasion of the said sloughter houses. 
We are also humbly of Opinion that the place proposed by the 
Petitioner John Kelly for the Erecting Publick sloughter houses 
and Penn upon the East River of this City A little to the Westward 
of the now dwelling house of M*" John Deane in the said East Ward 
is A Convenient place for that use and service being the Freehold 
of the said John Kelly, and that the Petitioner Ought to have A 
Grant to him his Heirs Executors and Administrators for the 
Erecting of three or more substantial and Convenient Publick 
sloughter houses at the place Aforesaid at his own proper Cost 
Charge and Expence at which all Persons whatsoever shall and 
may sloughter their Neat Cattle paying to the said John Kelly or 
his Assigns one shilling or the Tongue of each Neat Cattle so 
sloughtered for the use of the said sloughter house and Penn and 
Conveniencies for sloughtering the same in full of all fees Dues and 
demands for so doing. 

We arc further Humbly of Opinion that the said Grant to be 
made to the said John Kelly his Executors Administrators and 
Assigns Ought to be for the Term of twenty one years; and that 
the said John Kelly and his Assigns shall be Restrained from farm- 
ing the said Publick sloughter houses or any of them to any Butcher 
whatsoever during the Term of the said Grant, and that the said 
John Kelly and his Assigns shall and Will at his or [486] their 
own proper Charge Cost and Expence Inclose A sufficient quantity 
of Ground for A Publick Penn or Pinfold sufficient to hold and 
secure all Neat Cattle that shall or may be brought thereunto in 
Order to be sloughtered at the said sloughter houses ; and shall and 
Will supply furnish and Provide all Nessessary Ropes, Trees & 
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and hanging up all Cattle that shall be sloughtered at the said 
sloughter houses, and that the said John Kelly and his Assigns 
shall and Will at all times during the said Term of One & twenty 
years Keep, Uphold, support & Maintain the said sloughter houses 
& Penn or Pinfold in good & sufficient Repair Plight & Condition 
at his & their own Cost Charge & Expence well and sufficiently 
scoured & Cleansed. And we are further of Opinion that the said 
John Kelly Ought to Covenant with this Corporation to Erect 
Build Compleat & finish the sloughter houses & Penn afores? for 
the use Aforesaid in Manner aforesaid sufficiently large Enough 
and Commodious for the sloughtering all Neat Cattle that shall be 
brought to this City to be sloughtered at the said sloughtering 
houses on or before the first day of October Next Ensueing. And 
that assoon as they shall be so Erected Built Compleated and fin- 
ished the same shall be Deemed & Esteemed the Publick sloughter 
houses of the said City of New York; and that no Other sloughter 
houses from thence forward shall be built & Erected on the East 
River Aforesaid as Publick sloughter houses during the said Term 
of one & twenty years Aforesaid. Provided allways that in Case 
at any time the said Publick sloughter houses shall appear to be 
too little or Insufficient for the Publick uses aforesaid during the 
Term of the said Grant it shall and may be lawfull for this Cor- 
poration to Erect or Cause to be Erected Other Convenient publick 
sloughter houses on or near the East River Aforesaid for the Pub- 
lick Conveniency and Accommodation Aforesaid, any thing in the 
said Grant so to be made to the said [487] John Kelly and his As- 
signs to the Contrary Notwithstanding all which (Nevertheless) is 
humbly submitted by And : Maerschalck 

New York Dec'*' John Roosevelt 

ye. ijtk 1720 Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 

which Report is Approved and Ordered M' Recorder draw A Grant 
Accordingly. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N* Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Marshall 

255 of this City or Order the sum of five pounds 

Warrant Issued Eighteen shillings CurrS Money of New York 

being for one Quarter of A years sallary due & 

Ending the fourteenth day of January last, for A pair of Andirons 

shovell & Tongs, Mending the Locks Plates & screws ol the Prison 



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& for Carrying over Hue & Crys to the ferry as Appears by his 
Acct which is Audited & allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Blagge, Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger 
Alderman Cortlandt& M*" Ryckman or any three of them be A Com-* 
mittee to Examine into the allegations of the several Petitioners 
(Viz*) Martin Burger, Jockam AUbody, John Bass^ George Hallett, 
& Ryer Hansen for Leases of several Tracts of Land lying in the 
Bowry Division of the Out Ward of this City on the south sid* 
of the Kings Highway near the saw Kill. That they Cause the 
said Lands to be surveyed & Report upon what Terms the same 
Ought to be Leased unto them or unto any Others, unto the Next 
Common Council. 

[488] Gtyof )^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New YorkJ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

14th day of february Anno DoSDEf i7ao[-i] 
Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger ^ESq" Aldermen 

Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt L Assistants. 

Andries Macrschalck J 
Oroei^ what all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Renewed and Published the seventh day 
of December last, and also the Law for Marking of Butter be and are 
hereby Made Renewed Established and Published (after the Ringing 
of three Bells) and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force 
and Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof 

Ordered that the Committee Appointed the last Common Council 
to Enquire into the Allegations of the Respective Petitions of 
Thomas Hooke, Martin Burger, Ryer Hansen Jockham Allbody, 
John Bass, George Hallett and Others have full power to Lease 
the Lands desired by the Petitioners to the said Petitioners or to 
any Other Persons upon such Terms, Covenants & Conditions and 
for such Term of years not Exceeding seven years as to them shall 
seem reasonable for the Publick Benefitt of this Corporation & 
that M' Mayor Execute Leases Accordingly. 

The Draft of A Grant to M' John Kelly for Keeper of the Pub- 
lick sloughter houses &c: was read & Approved and Ordered to be 
Engrossed and that M' Mayor Execute the same Accordingly. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 255 

[489] City of )gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 

the 18*^ day of April Anno Dolff 1721 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
*j David Jamison ESq?" Recorder 

Edward Blagge 

Hermanus Vangelder ^ESq" Aldermen 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Schuyler 
John Roosevelt 
John Ryckman 

Order'd that Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Cortlandt and M*^ 
Roosevelt be A Committee to Employ Workmen and furnish Ma- 
terialls sufficiently to Repair the South End of the Wall Street 
about the Markett house, it being Presented by the Grand Jurors 
the last Supream Court as A Common Nusance, and make their 
Report to the Next Common Council. 

Order'd that Alderman Blagge, Alderman Cortlandt and M*^ 
Ryckman be A Committee to Examine into the Allegations of the 
Petition of John Home Relating to the Exchange of an Acre of 
Land at the Bowry and Report what they think proper to be done 
therein to the Next Common Council. 

Order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N® the Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town 

256 Clerk of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds 
Warrant Issued Current Money of New York being for half A 

years sallary due and Ending the 14*** Instant 

as Appears by his Acct which is Audited by this Court & Allowed. 

[490] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell Marshall 

257 of this City or Order the sum of four pounds 
Warrant Issued fifteen Shillings and Eleven pence half penny 

Curr* Money of New York in full of One quarter 
of A years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant, for an 
Iron Back for the Chimney of the Common Council Room, Wood 
Candles & Horse hire as Appears by His Account which is Audited 
by this Court and Allowed. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to Elias Chardovine Jun^ or 

258 Order the sum of one pound twelve Shillings & 

Warrant Issued four pence half penny Curr* Money of New York 

being Expences at his house by the Justices and 

Others in Enquiring into the Report & Taking Examinations of A 

supposed designed Insurrection of the Negroes within this City as 

Appears by his Acct. which is Audited by this Court & allowed. 

Ordered that Alderman Phillips and M*" schuyler do take Care 
forthwith that Nessessary Repairs be made to the Bridge & Com- 
mon sewer Running into the Great Dock ; And also that they Cause 
the Wall at the End of the Broad Street fronting the Dock on the 
East and West side of the Markett house to be built up and Covered 
with Boards in like Manner as that of Mf Jonneau & M' Cornelius 
Depeyster and Make their Report to the Next Common Council 



City of J^« Att a Common Council held at the 



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New York J City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

16* day of May Anno DoIH 1721 

Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq'" Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Philipse 
[491] William Roome 

Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Ryckman 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip schuyler 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Renewed and Published the fourteenth 
day of February last, and also Another Law of this Corporation 
Entituled A Law for Marking of Butter be and are hereby Renewed 
Made Established and Published (after the Ringing of three Bells) 



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and Order D to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for 
three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Assize of Bread 
By the Mayor and Aldermen 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Viz*) 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh sixteen Ounces for 
three half pence; and A soft Biskett of the finest flower Eight 
Ounces for three farthings. 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh three pounds and two 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wheaten loaf (the Coursest Bran only taken out and Not 
Otherwise) to weigh three pounds and fourteen Ounces for four 
pence half penny (Wheat being at folur Shillings ^ Bushell[)]. And 
Ordered that no Other Bread be made for sale within this City than 
According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers within this City do take Notice hereof and Make 
their Bread Accordingly. 

[492] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay unto Dirck Cook, Johannes 

259 Delamontagne Jun^ Jacobus Delamontagne and 
Warrant Issued Robert Campbell Bellmen of this City or Order 

the sum of thirty Six pounds Currt Money of 
New York in full of their half years sallary due and Ending the first 
Instant. 

Ordered that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Phil- 
lipse and M*" Schuyler or any three of them be A Committee to Agree 
with four able Citizens of this Corporation to be Bellmen of the same 
to the first day of November Next. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M'' Hermanns Vangelder or 

260 Order the sum of two pounds three Shillings & 
Warrant Issued ten pence half penny Current Money of New 

York; it being for Workmanship and Materialls 
Labourers and Cartidge for work done at the City Hall as Appears 
by his Acc{ which is Audited & Allowed. 

Ordered there be A Bonfire on sunday the 28*^ Instant being the 
Anniversary of his Majesties Birthday at the Charge of this Corpo- 
ration at the usual place with the usual quantity of Wine and that 
the Treasurer provide the same 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N* Treasurer to pay to David Provoost and Johannes 

261 Jansen ESq" or Order the sum of five pounds 

Warrant Issued fifteen Shillings and Eleven pence Current Money 
of New York, that sum being due unto them to 
Ballance the Acd of the Moneys Granted unto them by an Act of 
General assembly Entituled an Act for paying Johannes Jansen 
David Provoost & Leonard Lewis ESq**? the Arrears due to them for 
their services in the General Assembly as Representatives for the 
City and County of New York, the Tax Raised by Vertue of the 
said Act proving deficient in that sum as Appears by the Acct there- 
of which is Audited & Allowed. 



[493] City of )<^^ Att a Common Council held at the 



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of K^ 
New York J "^ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

fourth day of July Anno DoQI 1721 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder ^ESq" Aldermen 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Phillipse 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome L A * t 

John Roosevelt [ 

Phillip Schuyler J 

The Committee Appointed to Agree with Bellmen Report that 
they have Agreed with Dirck Cook Robert Campbell John Dela- 
montagne and Jacobus Delamontagne to be the Bellmen of this City 
from the first day of May last to the first day of November Next 
for the sum of thirty six pounds which Report is Approved, 

Order'd that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangelder Alderman 
Philipse M' Teller M*^ Roome and M*" schuyler or any three of them 
be A Committee (Calling to their Assistance the suveyor of this 
City) to survey and lay out the lott of Ground of M' Andries Coey- 
man which he lately purchased of Jacob Mauritz and was formerly 
known by the Name of the house of Cornelius Steenwick situate in 
the Broadway in the south Ward of this City & was A Corner house 
in the Bridge Street, that they Assertain the quantity thereof Ac- 



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cording to his Patent taking Care no Incroachment be made upon 
the Street and make their Report with all Convenient Expedition 
[494] Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger and Alder- 
man Philipse be a Committee to Employ Workmen and Provide 
Materialls for laying finishing & Compleating A good and substantial 
Wharfe on the West side of the Dock as farr into the River as 
Conveniently may be done between the Dock and Whitehall Ac- 
cording to the Draft thereof made by CapJ Bond the surveyor of this 
City and that the same be done with all Convenient Expedition, 
and that Alderman Philipse Cause the Dunghills on the said West 
side of the Dock to be Levelled 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<> Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

262 Whipper of this City the sum of two pounds ten 

Warrant Issued shillings Current Money of New York in full of 

one Quarter of A years sallary due & Ending the 

seventeenth day of June last past. 

City of )^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

NewYork^ City Hall of the said City on Saturday 

the Eighth day of July Anno DoHI 1721 

Present Robert Walter ESq'' Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Philipse 

Oliver Teller 

John Ryckman 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Schuyler 

The Petition of Josiah Quinby was read praying A Grant of 
some Land at or near Kingsbridge from High water to Low Water 
Marke, whereon to Erect a fishery with the Liberty to fish in the 
River at Kingsbridge [495] between the old and New Bridges and 
that no Other Person have Liberty to sett up or Carry on any Other 
fishery Contiguous to him or so Near to him as may prejudice the 
fishery to be Carryed by the Petitioner, by means whereof the Pcti- 
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tioner proposes to Supply the Markctt at New York with fish Very 
fresh and at Very Easy Rates, and that he will not Stop up the 
Channel! so as to Obstruct hinder or Retard the passage of Sloops 
Boats or Cannows through the said River. It is therefore hereby 
Ordered that one hundred & fifty foot of Ground in length and 
from High Water to low water Mark between the Old and New 
Bridge at Kings bridge upon this Island Manhattans be Demised 
to the said Josiah Quinby his Executors Administrators & Assigns 
for the Term of thirteen years from the day of the date hereof (with 
the Liberty of the fishery there) for the use of A fishery and no 
Other use whatsoever. Provided the said Josiah Quinby his Exec- 
utors &c: do not Erect any Buildings on the said Land but such 
Platforms Wares and Conveniences as may be requsite for the 
Benefit of his said fishery, and that they do not Obstruct hinder or 
Retard the Passage of any sloop Boat or Cannow Along or through 
the said River. Rendring therefore yearly on Every fourteenth day 
of October to this Corporation A good dish of fresh fish. 

City of I ^„ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York ( City Hall of the said City on Munday the 

24^^ day of July Anno Dom 1721 
Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

John Cruger 

Edward Blagge 

Fredrick Philipse 

William Roome ^ 

Andries Maerschalck > Assistants 

John Ryckman J 

[496] John Roosevelt ^ 

Oliver Teller ^Assistants 

Phillip Schuyler J 

The General Assembly of this Colony now sitting having Ap- 
pointed A Committee to find A piece of Ground on which may be 
built A Magazine to Stow Gunpowder for publick use in Order 
Encouragement may be g^ven to any Person that shall undertake 
the Building of the same, which being Communicated to this Court 
by the Representatives of this City and County; and thereupon this 



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Warrant Issued 



Court having Viewed and Traversed the Commons and Other 
Ground to the southward of fresh water are of Opinion, that a small 
Island to the southward of freish water Contiguous to the Pond is 
the Most Convenient place for Building of A Magazine or powder 
house for the secureing and well keeping of all Gunpowder within 
this City of New York & it is hereby Order'd, that M'' Recorder and 
the Alderman of each Ward within this City or any four of them be 
a Committee to Conferr with the said Committee of the General 
assembly about Erecting A Convenient Magazine or Powder house 
within this City and Make their Report what they have done there- 
in to the Next Common Council. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster ESq^ 
Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Eight 
pounds five Shillings and seven pence half penny 
Currt Money of New York being for A Bonfire 
Wine &c : on the 28*** day of May last being the Anniversary of his 
Majesties Birth day as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & al- 
lowed. 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 
the 25*** day of July Anno Dom 1721 
Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Philipse 
[497] William Roome 

Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip schuyler 

Ordered there be a Bonfire Next Tuesday at the usual place 
within this City at the Charge of this Corporation with the usual 
quantity of Wine and that the Treasurer provide the same it being 
the Anniversary of his Majesties happy Accession to the Throne of 
Great Brittain 

Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that this Corporation will un- 
dertake the Building finishing and Keeping in good Repair A Con- 
venient Magazine for the holding of Gunpowder Imported into this 



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City on such Encouragement as the General Assembly of this Col- 
ony shall be pleased to give for so Nessessary and usefuU an under- 
taking. That this Corporation do forthwith Exhibit a Petition to 
the General Assembly for leave to bring in A Bill for that purpose ; 
and that M^ Recorder do draw such Petition and Bill Accordingly, 
and that M' Mayor do sign the said Petition ^ Order of Common 
Council. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
15*^ day of August Anno DonT 1721 

Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger ^Assistants [Aldermen] 

Hermanus Vangelder 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Johannes Roosevelt 

Phillip Schuyler 

[498] Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances 
of this Corporation, and also A Law for Marking of Butter which 
were Renewed and Published the Sixteenth day of May last be and 
are hereby Mpde Ordained Renewed Established and Published and 
Ordered to be Continue & Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
22^ day of August Anno Doin 1721 

Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Edward Blagge 



John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
John Ryckman 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 261 

The Petition of M'' Albertus Bosch was read in these words fol- 
lowing (Viz*) 

To the Worshipful the Mayor Recorder & Aldermen of the City 
of New York 

Albertus Bush of the City of New York Blacksmith Sheweth that 
Whereas there is a Certain Street or Passage of an uncertain Breadth 
given to be and Remain A Passage or way to the Quakers Meeting 
house going out of a Street laid out and Called Crown Street, and 
Whereas the said Passage so Given is much Broader in the Entrance 
than at the lower End thereof. Now for the better Accommodation 
of the said passage and that the same may be of A Certain and Equal 
breadth (Viz* twenty foot) from end to End. It is Agreed by Albertus 
Bush aforesaid [499] Edward Burling and George Talbot whose 
Ground is Next Adjoyning to the said way or passage, that the said 
Bush Shall have in front of his Ground towards Crown Street five 
foot & some od[d] Inches from the forepart or Entrance of the said 
Passage or way, and that in Consideration thereof the said Bush shall 
give and Allow out of his own Ground towards the Meeting house ten 
foot and od[d] Inches whereby the said way or Passage may have the 
full breadth of twenty foot, from End to End. The said Albertus 
Bush in behalfe of himself and Others above Mentioned therefore prays 
that the Said Passage as now designed, may be laid out by your Wor- 
ships Order as Shall be fitt, and he as in duty will be Ever tiiankfull 

Albert Bosch. 

Which Petition and Agreement is Approved by this Court; and 
Ordered that Alderman Kip and M'^ Maerschalck (Calling to their 
Assistance the surveyor of this City [)] do lay out the way or Passage 
therein Mentioned According to the Prayer of the said Petition 
taking Care no Incroachments be made on any Other publick Street 
of this City, and that all parties Concern'd have Notice thereof. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
a^ Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster ESq^ 

264 Treasurer of this City the sum of fourteen 

Warrant Issued pounds two Shillings and seven pence half penny 
CurrS Money of New York being for a Bonfire 
Wine &c : on the first day of this Instant August being the Anniver- 
sary of his Majesties happy Accession to the Throne, and for Expences 
at a Committee of the General Assembly, Expences at M'' Hunts About 
A powder house as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ 265 Treasurer to pay to Catherine Post Widdow or Or- 

Warrant Issued der the sum of Eighteen Shillings and ten pence half 
penny Curr*. Money of New York being Expences of 
A Committee Common Council at her house in settling the Accts of 
Teunis Tiebout &c : for Repairing the City Hall &c : as Appears by her 
Acct which is Audited & allowed 

[500] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Teunis Tiebout or Order 

266 the sum of twenty two pounds Eleven shillings 

Warrant Issued and ten pence half penny Current Money of New 

York, being for workmanship and Materialls for 

Repairing the Bridge and Common sewer by the Great Dock and 

for building the Wall fronting the Street & Dock on the East and 

West sides of the Markett house and Covering the same with 

Boards as Appears by his Acd which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Teunis Tiebout or Order 

267 the sum of Eight pounds seventeen shillings and 
Warrant Issued six pence three farthings Currt Money of New 

York, being for workmanship and Materialls for 
Repairing about the Markett house at the Lower end of Wall Street 
as Appears by his Ace* which is Audited and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Teunis Tiebout or Order 

268 the sum of One pound Sixteen Shillings and Nine 
Warrant Issued pence half penny Currt Money of New York, be- 
ing for Labour in Repairing the City Hall & 

Nails and for four pieces of timber bought of the Widow Dekey for 
the use of the ferry house as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Kip, Alderman Philipse M^" Maerschalck 
and M' Roome or any three of them be a Committee to Examine 
the Ace*? Teunis Tiebout (this day Order'd to be paid by this 
Court) and Report what part thereof Ought to be paid by M" 
Child for Repairs done about the Wall Street Markett house, and 
also what part thereof Ought to be paid by Alderman Cortlandt and 
M*" Cornelius Depeyster for Repairs done on the East and West 



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sides of the Markett house fronting the Great Dock and make their 
Report to the Next Common Council. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 
29*^ day of September Anno Dom 1721 
being the feast of S! Michael the Archan- 
gell. 

Present Robert Walter Esq'" Mayor 
David Jamison Esq^" Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillipse 
Oliver Teller 
John Ryckman 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Alder- 
men of Each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this 
day One Alderman, One Assistant, Two Assessors, One Collector 
and One Petty Constable in the five Wards on the South Side of 
the Fresh Water, And One Alderman, One Assistant two Assess- 
ors, two Collectors two Petty Constables & four Surveyors of High- 
ways for the Out Ward of the Said City for the Bowry and Harlem 
Divisions of the Said Ward to Serve in their Respective Offices for 
the Year Ensueihg According to the Usage Laws and Ordinances of 
the Said City. And Accordingly the Same day Return was made 
thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk 
of the Said City under the hands and Seals of the Respective Alder- 
men According to the Tenor of the aforesaid Warrants as foUoweth 
(vizi) 

''Phillip Cortlandt Esq^ Alderman 



East Ward -< 



John Roosevelt 
Jacob Golet Jun^ 
Peter Bresteade 
Gerrett Keteltas 
^John Dyer 



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^Hermanus Vangelder 

Esq^ 
William Roome 
Westward -^ Jacob Bloom ] 

Robert Crannell Jun^ | 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Asessors 



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North Ward -< 



South Ward 



Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

vAssessers 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 



Dock Ward 



Lawrence Gamer 
^ Mathias Nack 
""Jacobus Kip Esq^ 

Andries Maerschalk 

Egbert Van Borscn 

Teunis Tiebout 

John Dunn 

Nicholas Eyres 
'Fredrick Philipse Esq^ 

Phillip Schuyler 

Robert Crooke " 

Ide Meyer ' 

John Harris 

Edward Eastham 
^John Cruger Esq^ 

Oliver Teller 

Abraham Van Vlecq 

Abraham Van Wyck 

Martinus Cregier 
^William Wiblin 
^Edward Blagg Esq'^ 

John Ryckman 

Samuell Kip 

George Hallett 

Joachim AUbody 

Jacob Cowenhoven 

Nicholas Somerdyck 

Garrett Dyckman 

Jacob Dyckman 

John Waldron Van 
Hoog[h]teel 

Lawrence Courtrecht) Surveyors of 
^Zachariah Syckells J Highways 

His Excellency William Burnet Esq'" Cap^ Generall and Gov- 
crnour in Chief e of this Province in Council has been pleased to 



Out Ward 



I Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

^Assessors 

Collector 

Constable 

Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
I Highways ^ 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 



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Nominate Robert Walter Esq'' the Present Mayor of this City of 
New York to be Mayor of the Said City for the Year Ensueing, And 
Thomas Farmer Esq^ the Present Sheriff to be Sheriff of the Said 
City for the Year Ensueing 

[503] Resolved Nemine Contra Dicente that Cornelius Depeyster 
Esq*" the Present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City be and is 
hereby Elected and Appointed to be Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this Corporation for the Year Ensueing. 

M» Mayor hatli Appointed Edward Eastham of the South Ward 
of this City Taylor to be High Constable of this City for the Year 
Ensueing & thereupon it is Order'd that the Mayor Issue his War- 
rant to the Alderman of the South Ward to make a New Election 
of a Constable for the Said South Ward for the Year Ensueing in 
the Room of the Said Edward Eastham. And that the Election be 
made on Wensday Next. 



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?:.'^.J..:.:i^ . Att a Common Council held at the 
^ ., ., City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 

the Third day of October Anno Dom. 

1721 



Present Robert Walter Esqt Mayor 

David Jamison Esq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip ^ 

Hermanus Vangelder ^Esq*"? Aldermen 

Phillip Cortlandt J 

William Roome "j 

Oliver Teller ?- Assistants 

Johannes Roosevelt J 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 269 Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

Warrt Issued Whipper of this City or Order the Sum of three 

pounds Sixteen Shillings and Seven pence half 

penny Current Money of New York two pounds Ten Shillings 



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thereof being for One Quarter of a Years Sallary due and Ending 
the Seventh of September last And the Remainder for Stones Sand 
Carting and Paving Near the City Hall as Appears by his Ace*, which 
is Audited & Allowed. 

Ordered the Treasurer of this City Supply the Treasurer of this 
Colony with a Blank Leiger which he has in his Custody belonging 
to this Corporation, the Said Treasurer of this Colony paying for 
the Sam'e Such Sum as Shall be Esteemed the Value thereof by M^ 
Bradford Printer in this City 

[504] Be it Ordained by the Mayor Aldermen 
A Law Establishing & Commonality of the City of New York. And 
fees for the Sloughter it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the 
houses Same. That it Shall and may be Lawfull for 

the Keeper of the Publick Slaughter houses 
within this City to Demand Receive and take from Every Butcher what- 
soever for the use of Said Slaughter house Penn or Pinfold & the Tackle 
& Furniture thereunto belonging the fees Dues and Duties hereafter 
Mentioned that is to Say the Sum of One Shilling Current Money of 
New York for Each Neat Cattle Killed Slaughtered and Dressed in 
the Said Slaughter houses or any of them And the like Sum (or the 
Tongue of Each head of Neat Cattle So Killed Slaughtered and 
Dressed by any Other Inhabitant of the Said City not Exercising 
the Trade of a Butcher) in full of all Fees Duties & Demands what- 
soever for Each head of Neat Cattle So Slaughtered as aforesaid 
Any Law Usage or Custom to the Contrary hereof in any wise Not- 
withstanding. 

Order'd That Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger Alderman 
Cortlandt M'' Teller & M^ Roosevelt or any four of them be a Com- 
mittee (Calling the Surveyor of this City to their Assistance) to 
lay out the Street or Highway leading from the house of John 
Smith the Currier in Queen Street to Fresh water & that they also 
Inspect into what Incroachm*? are made upon the Said Street by 
the Building of the house now or late of Thomas Husk or by any 
Others & make Report thereof to the Next Common Council. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 267 

City of )gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Saturday 



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the 14*^ day of October Anno DoIII 1721 

Present Robert Walter Esq*^ Mayor 

David Jamison Esq?" Recorder 

[505] Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillipse 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Ryckman 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Schuyler 



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This Day the Mayor Attended by the Recorder Aldermen Sheriff 
Assistants Chamberlain Town Clerk Assessors Collectors High 
Constable Petty Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation 
between the hours of Ten & Eleven in the forenoon of the Same 
day went in their formalities from the City Hall to his Majesties 
Garryson Fort George and there waited upon his Excellency 
William Burnet Esq^ Capt Generall and Governour in Chiefe of this 
Province in Council where the Said Robert Walter Esq'' was 
Sworn Mayor and Thomas Farmar Esq'' Sheriffe of this City 
& County for the Year Ensueing. having first taken the 
Oaths by Act of Parliament Appointed to be taken Instead of the 
Oaths of Alleigance & Supremacy the Abjuration Oath and the 
Test And thereupon his Excellency the Governour Delivered unto 
them their Respective ColTTissions Whereupon the Mayor Attended 
as aforesaid waited upon his Excellency the Governour & Council 
to Trinity Church where after Divine Service the Reverend Mf 
Vesey Rector of the Said Church Preached a Sermon Suitable to 
the Occasion which being Ended. This Corporation waited on his 
Excellency to Fort George aforesaid and from thence Returned to 
the City Hall, where after the Ringing of three Bells the Commis- 
sions of the Mayor and Sheriff were published and then they Re- 
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sumed the Chair, And then the aforesaid Oaths and Test were Ad- 
ministred unto Edward Blagge Esq'^ Alderman of the Out Ward, 
Jacobus Kip Esq^ Alderman of the North Ward, John Cruger Esqf 
Alderman of the Dock Ward, Hermanns Vangeldcr Esq'^ Alderman 
of the [506] West Ward Phillip Cortlandt Esq^ Alderman of the 
East Ward and Fredrick Phillipse Esq?" Alderman of the South 
Ward William Roome Assistant of the West Ward, Oliver Teller 
Assistant of the Dock Ward, John Ryckman Assistant of the Out 
Ward, Andries Maerschalck Assistant of the North Ward John 
Roosevelt Assistant of the East Ward and Phillip Schuyler As- 
sistant of the South Ward who took their places Accordingly The 
Oaths for the due Administration of their Respective Offices being 
first Administred unto them. 

The Oaths Appointed by Law as aforesaid with the Oath of 
Treasurer &c: were Administred unto Cornelius Depeyster Esq^ 
Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation. Also the Oaths Ap- 
pointed by Law as aforesaid with the Oath of a Constable were 
Administred unto Edward Eastham Appointed by the Mayor High 
Constable of this City and to the following Constables (viz?) 

East Ward John Dyer 

West Ward Mathias Nack 

South Ward Charles Beekman 

Dock Ward William Wiblin 

Bowry Joachim AUbody 

Harlem John Waldron Van Hooghteel 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 270 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

WarrJ Issued of this City or Order the Sum of fourteen pounds 
fourteen Shillings Current Money of New York 
being for half a Years Sallary and for Pen Ink and Paper for One 
Year Due and Ending this day And for five Books for Records for 
the use of this Corporation as Appears by his Accomp* which is 
Audited by this Court and Allowed. 

Ordered there be a Bonfire on fryday Next at the usuall place 
within this City at the Charge of this Corporation with the usuall 
Quantity of Wine being the Anniversary of his Majesties Corona- 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 269 

[507] City of )gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Saturday 

the 21*^ of October Anno Dom 1721 

Present Robert Walter Esq'' Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'' Recorder 

John Cruger ^ 

Hermanns Vangelder vEsq*? Aldermen 

Phillip Cortlandt J 

Oliver Teller ^ 

Andries Maerschalck v Assistants 

Phillip Schuyler J 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 271 Treasurer to pay to Mf William Bond Surveyor of 

Warr* Issued this City or Order the Sum of Six pounds Currt 
Money of New York in full of his Services for Sur- 
veying for this Corporation untill this day. 

It Appearing to this Court that M^ Garrett Keteltas who was 
lately Chosen Collector of the East Ward of this City had Served 
twice in that Office within this City. It is therefore hereby Ordered 
that the Said Garret Keteltas be Excused from Serving in that 
Office & that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of 
the East Ward for a New Election of a Collector & that the Elec- 
tion be made on Thursday Next. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 272 Treasurer to pay to John Wright Watchmaker of 

Warrt Issued this City or Order the Sum of four pounds Currt 

Money of New York in full of halfe a Years Sal- 

lary for Repairing and taking Care of the Town Clock of this City 

Due & Ending the Tenth day of August last. 

Ordered That Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt Alderman 
Philipse M'^ Teller M^ Roosevelt and M^ Schuyler or any three of 
them be a Committee to Auditt the Treasurers Books and Ace*? and 
all Other Publick Ace*? Relating to this Corporation, and make 
their Report to the Next Common Council. 

[508] Ordered That Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger Alderman 
Philipse & M^ Schuyler or any three of them be a Committee to 
Agree with four Able Citizens of this Corporation to be Bellmen 
of the Same from the first day of November Next to the first day 
of May following & make their Report to the Next Common 
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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 273 Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell or Order 

Warrt Issued the Sum of Seven pounds Nine Shillings and Nine 
pence Curr* Money of New York it being for halfe 
a Years Sallary as Marshall of this City due and Ending the 14*? 
Instant, And for Moneys by him Disburst for locks and Bolts for 
the City Hall, Journeys to Harlem, Mending Window Shutters of 
the City Hall & Other Disbursments as Appears by his Acct which 
is Audited & Allowed. 

It Appearing to this Court that Nicholas Eyres who was lately 
Elected Constable of the North Ward is a Minister or preacher to 
a Congregation Called Baptists. And Therefore ought to be Ex- 
cused from Serving in that Office. It is Therefore hereby Ordered 
that the Said Nicholas Eyres be Excused from Serving in that 
Office, And that Mf Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of 
the North Ward for a New Election on Thursday Next. 

Order'd That the Neighbourhood of the Wall Street Markett 
house have Liberty to Remove the Said Markett house higher up into 
the Said Street to a More Convenient place, or to Repair it where it 
now Stands at their Own proper Cost and Charges as to them Shall 
Seem most Convenient. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N?274 Treasurer to pay to Dirck Cook, Robert Campbell, 

Warrt Issued John Delamontagne & Jacobus Delamontagne 
Bellmen of this City or Order the Sum of Thirty 
Six pounds Current Money of New York in full of their Sallary as 
Bellmen and Watch of this City due and Ending the first day of 
November Next. 
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^^ New YorkC^^ ^'^^ ^^" ^* *^ ^^^^ ^'^^ ^" Tuesday 

J y«: 28* day of November Anno Dom 

1721 

Present Robert Walter ESq'' Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'' Recorder 
Jacobus Kip ^ 

Frederick Philipse ^ 

Oliver Teller S 
Johannes Roosevelt > Assistants 

Phillip Schuyler J 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 271 

Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Printed and Published the first day of 
December 1719 and since Renewed & Published from time to time 
Every three Months and also A Law for Marking of Butter be 
and are hereby made Ordained Renewed Established and Pub- 
lished and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

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New York] City Hall of the Said City on Munday 

the 22? day of January Anno DoTTT 1721 [-2] 

Present Robert Walter Esq?" Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'' Recorder 
[510] Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Phillipse 
William Roome 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
John Ryckman 
Phillip Schuyler 
John Roosevelt 

M*" Mayor having Acquainted this Court That on Thursday last 
a Petition was presented to his Excellency the Governour in Coun- 
cil by Mess" Garrett Vanhorne, Thomas Clarke, John Reade, 
Thomas Bayeux, Henry Cuyler, Rip Van Dam Jun*^ and Stephen 
Richard in behalfe of themselves & Others praying his Majesties 
Letters Pattents for all the Land that may be Gained out of the 
East River from the Corner of M^ Rip Van Dams house at the 
lower End of Maiden lane to the Corner' of Thomas Clarkes to 
Extend into the Said River two hundred foot with Liberty to 
Erect Buildings Cranes Stairs &c : And to Receive the Profitts and 
Wharfage thereof &c: which Petition was by his Excellencys Or- 
der in Council Referr'd to a Committee of that Board to make their 
Report thereon giving Notice thereof to this Corporation &c: 

A Copy of which Petition being read to this Court & fully Con- 
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Publick in Generall and this Corporation in particular It is There- 
fore hereby Ordered that this Corporation do Petition his Excellency 
the Governour for his Majesties most Gracious Grant of Confirmation 
of the Charter of this City to the Inhabitants thereof with the Addi- 
tion of a Constable more to Each Ward. The Priviledge of forreign 
Attachments According [511] To the usage and Custom of the City of 
London, Together with the Grant of all the Land that may be Gained 
out of the River, Round this Island Manhattans, being the bounds of 
this Corporation with Such Other Priviledges Franchises and Immu- 
nities as are Usually Granted to Citys & Towns Corporate in Eng- 
land as to his Excellency with the Advice of his Majesties Council, 
Shall think Convenient under Such Regulations & Restrictions as 
to his Excellency & Council Shall Seem meet & that M*" Recorder 
draw Such Petition, that M^ Mayor Sign the Same by Order of 
this Court & preferr itt with all Expedition. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue His Warrant to the 
N?275 Treasurer to pay to John Wright Watchmaker of 

Warrt Issued this City or Order the Sum of Two pounds Current 
Money of New York in full of One Quarter of a 
Years Sallary for his Labour and Care in Winding up and looking 
after the Town Clock of this City due and Ending the Eighth day 
of November last as Appears by his Acd which is Audited & Al- 
lowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 276 Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

Warrt Issued Whipper of this City or Order the Sum of Three 
pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of New York 
two pounds ten Shillings thereof being for One Quarter of a Years 
Sallary due and Ending the 7*^ day of December last, and the Re- 
mainder for Stones Sand and Paving about the City Hall as Appears 
by his Ace*, which is Audited and Allowed. 

ORDEk'D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 277 Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

Warrt Issued of this City or Order the Sum of three pounds four 
Shillings and three pence, two pounds Ten Shillings 
thereof being for One Quarter of a Years Sallary due & Ending 
the fourteenth Instant & the Remainder for two Journeys to Har- 
lem, for a days work of a Labourer & for a Constables Staff as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed. 



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[512] Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N?278 Treasurer to pay to Hermanus Vangelder Esqf or 

Warrt Issued Order the Sum of One pound Ten Shillings and two 

pence half penny Curr^ Money of New York, being 
for Bricklayers Work, Bricks, Lime & Cartidge for Repairing the 
City Hall in September last as Appears by his Ace* which is Au- 
dited & Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° 279 Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster Esq^ or 

Warr! Issued Order the Sum of fifteen pounds Six Shillings Cur- 
rent Money of New York being for the like Sum 
by him paid to Arnout Scherxnerhoorn for Eighteen Leather Chairs 
for the use of this Corporation in Common Council as Appears by 
his Acc{ which is Audited & Allowed. 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 280 Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster Esqf or 

Warrt Issued Order the Sum of Nine pounds four Shillings & 
four pence half penny Current Money of New 
York being for a Bonfire Wine &c: on the Twentieth day of Oc- 
tober last being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 281 Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster Esq^ 

Warrt Issued Treasurer of this City or Order the Sum of Seven 
pounds Nine Shillings and five pence halfe penny 
Curr* Money of New York being for a Bonfire Wine &c: on the 
30*!? day of October last, the Birth day of his Royall Highness 
George Prince of Wales as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N?282 Treasurer to pay to Cornelius Depeyster Esq'' 

Warri Issued Treasurer of this City or Order the Sum of Eight 

pounds five Shillings and Seven pence halfe penny 

Current Money of New York being for a Bonfire Wine &c : on the 

fifth day of November last being the Anniversary of Gunpowder 

Treason as Appears by his Ace! which is Audited & Allowed. 

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[513] City of )^,^ Att a Common Council 

NewYorkJ City Hall of the Said City on Fryday 



the Second day of February Anno Dom 
1 72 1 [-2] 



Present Robert Walter Esq'" Mayor 

David Jamison Esq'" Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Philipse ^ 

Andries Maerschalck ^ 
John Roosevelt 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 



>^Esq'? Aldermen 



j^ Assistants 



M^ Mayor Acquainted this Court that he Preferred the follow- 
ing Petition by Order of this Court to his Excellency the Governour 
who had the Same Read in Council, which Petition is Referred to a 
Committee of his Majesties Council to make their Report thereon 
It is Therefore Okder'd that M'" Mayor M^ Recorder & the Alder- 
men or any four of them be a Committee to Attend the aforesaid 
Committee of Council & use their utmost Endeavours to prosecute 
the aforesaid Petition with Effect & to make a hansome Enter- 
tainm! for the Said Committee of Council & whatsoever Charge 
or Expence they are at in the prosecution of the Said Petition that 
the Same be Defrayed by this Corporation. 

To His Excellency William Burnet Esqi" Captain 
Generall and Governour in Chiefe of the Province of 
[New] York and New Jersey and the Territories Depend- 
ing on them in America & Vice Admirall of the Same &c : 
in Council 

The Humble Petition of the Mayor Al- 
dermen and Commonality of the City of New 
York 
Sheweth 

Unto your Excellency That the City of New York is the Me- 
tropolis of the Province of New York and that by [514] Their 
Charter Anno 1686 amongst Other things was granted to them the 



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whole Island Manhattans and all the Ground round the Same to 
Low water mark which ground So farr as is built upon was So 
Order'd & Disposed of that the Inhabitants fronting to high water 
had the Offer of the Ground before them to low water Mark upon 
Easy and Moderate terms to the great Advancement of their In- 
trests. 

That Some of the Grantees have taken Confirmations from the 
Crown for what the Said Corporation have granted them others 
particularly those between Burghers Slip and the Corner of Cap- 
tain Theobalds finding the Streets reserved by the Corporation 
towards the Wharf to be too Narrow for Common & publick use 
and for the passing and repassing of Carts and Carrages did Apply 
for and Obtain a grant for Extending their Wharfs Twenty five 
foot further into the East River which is Granted them but with a 
Clause making the freedom and Publick use of those Wharfs So 
to be Enlarged more Diffusive and for the Common good than 
their former grants by restraining them from Exacting of Wharf- 
age And Other Some of the Said Grantees have Petitioned for 
leave to Extend their Wharfs One hundred and thirty foot into 
the Said River without being under any tye or limitation of time 
for perfecting the Same And to have the Liberty and priviledge 
of Erecting of Cranes and Exacting of Cranage or Wharfage at 
their Own Discretion And We do now Understand that the Citys 
Grantees of the best and most Commodious part of this City be- 
tween the Corner of the Slip by the End of Wall Street and the 
Slip at the End of Maiden lane are now petitioning for the Grant 
of liberty for taking in and filling up of two hundred foot Out of 
the East river before their wharfs & promissing to make a Wharf 
of fourty foot broad before that ground for a Street Providing they 
may have a grant of the ffee Simple thereof and to build and Erect 
thereon Cranes & Other Conveniencies for loading & unloading of 
goods & Merchandizes Provided they be thereby Entituled to re- 
ceive Dockage and Wharfage from Such persons as Shall with 
their Vessells lye to and make use of the Same which last Petition 
doth Justly Alarm the Corporation and the Inhabitants thereof, 
forasmuch as the Corporation are Always ready to give Neces- 
sary Directions for Enlarging of their Wharfs and Making Im- 
provement for the Conveniency of Trade and Navigation, nor did 
they Ever deny but on the Contrary have Encouraged any Appli- 
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Granted to them the whole and Sole power of regulating and lay- 
ing out of Streets alleys lanes Wharfs [515] and Docks within the 
Same City And these Petitioners do Desire to have the Same 
Granted to them independant of the City whose priviledges and 
Libertys have been and are Confirmed to them by Act of Generall 
Assembly of this Province, That these few Petitioners are already 
Seated fronting to the best part of the road and harbour And the 
many Other Merchants and Traders within this Corporation are 
Obliged to take up with Lesser Conveniencys, that these few Pe- 
titioners by the Conveniency of their Scituation Save most of the 
Charges of Cartage and Portrage and lett their Tenements at 50 
^ Cent more than the Other Inhabitants that live remoter from 
the Conveniency of the water, That if tlieir Petition Sliall be granted 
them as Desired they will Build a Street before that which is now 
before the Wharfs and Monopolize to a few tlic whole Conven- 
iency of loading and unloading, The rest of the Merchants and In- 
habitants of this City will depend upon these Petitioners Caprice 
The front of the City become disuniform, They will Claim a priv- 
iledge of being Exempted from the Jurisdiction of the Mayor and 
Aldermen with many Other Inconveniencyes too long to Enu- 
merate. That it may be reasonably Concluded that the Corpora- 
tion will Allways have a greater regard to Common Utility than 
private persons will Especially when it Enterferes with their In- 
terest And Mischiefs of this kind are much Easier prevented than 
remedyed afterwards They therefore Humbly pray that for the 
reasons aforesaid and many Others the aforesaid Petition of the 
few may be rejected And may it Please Your Excellency 

That Your Excellency will be pleased to favour this 
Corporation and the Inhabitants of Manhattans Island 
with his Majesties grant and Confirmation of their 
. Charter granted Anno 1686 the City being much En- 
creased in its Number of Inhabitants that they may have 
leave to Choose a Double Number of Constables in their 
Wards, that they may have the priviledge of the use 
of forreign Attachments According to the Custom of 
London with a Confirmation of all their Inheritances 
upon the Island Manhattans And to prevent future Dis- 
putes the whole and Sole Gaining of Ground out of the 
River beyond the present low water mark round the 
whole Island Manhattans with Such Other priviledges 



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as are Commonly Granted to Citizens in England And 
as to your Excellency and the Hon**^« Council Shall Seem 
meet and Necessary And Your Petitioners as in Duty 
bound Shall Ever pray &c: 

^ Order of Common Council 

New York January R Walter Mayor 

y« 22^ i72i[-2] 

[516] M*^ Nicholas Eyres who was lately Returned to Serve in the 
Office of Constable of the North Ward having produced to this 
Court Sufficient Testimony of his being an Anabaptist preacher 
whereby he is Exempted from Serving in that Office it is therefore 
Ordered that M'" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Same Ward to Cause Another fitt person to be Chosen Constable of 
the Said Ward for the Year Ensueing And that the Election be 
made on Thursday Next. 

City of ^^.^ At A Common Council held at th« 

NewYorky City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 

the 20^ of February Anno DoW i72if-2] 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller "^ 

Johannes Roosevelt > Assistants. 

Phillip Schuyler J 

The following Law was three times Read & Approved and 
after the Ringing of three Bells was published and Ordered to be 
Continue & Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from 
and after the Publication thereof (Viz!) 

A Law Restraining Slaves Negro [es] and Indians from Gam- 
ing with Moneys or for Moneys. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assist- 
ants of the Qty of New York Convened in Common Council and it 
is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that Whatsoever 



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Negro or Indian slave or any Other Negro or Indian within this 
City that Shall after the Publication hereof be Convicted before the 
Mayor, Recorder or any One of the Alderma[n] of this City by the 
View of the said Mayor Recorder & Aldermen o[r] any one of 
them or by the Oath of one or more Credible Wittness or Witt- 
nesses of Gaming or Playing in the Streets of this City, or in any 
Any House Out House or Yard within the same for Money or with 
any sort of Money Copper Pennys, Copper half pence or Copper 
farthings, shall for Every such Offence be Publickly Whipped at 
the Publick Whipping Post of this City at the Discretion of the 
said Mayor Recorder & Aldermen or any One of them before 
whom such slave Negro or Indian Shall be Convicted, unless 
th[e] Master Mistriss or Owner of such slave Negro or Indian 
sha[ll] [5^7] P^y ^o ^^^ Church Wardens of the said City for 
the time being the sum of three shillings Current Money of New 
York for the use of the Poor of the said City, to Save & Ex- 
empt such slave Negro or Indian from the Corporal Punishment 
Aforesaid. 

The Report of the Committee of Council upon the Petition of 
Mess*? Garrett Vanhorne John Reade, Thomas Clarke, Henry Cuy- 
ler & Others, and the Report of the said Committee upon the Peti- 
tion of this Corporation were Read, by which it Appears that this 
Corporation have Liberty to Show Cause to the Council Board (if 
any they have to Offer) why the Grant should not pass as Ad- 
vised by the Report upon the Petition of the said Garrett Vanhorne 
Ac: on Thursday the 22<* Instant at Nine A Clock in the Morning 
ftc: 

It is therefore hereby Order d that M' Recorder do Appear be- 
fore the said Council Board on Thursday Next (the time Appoint- 
ed) & Shew Cause & Offer such Reasons in Behalfe of this Cor- 
poration to the said Council Board or to his Excellency the Gov- 
ernour in Council ag* the Passing such Grant to the said Garrett 
Vanhorne & Others as may Induce his Excellency & Council wholy 
to Reject the Petition of the said Garrett Vanhorne & Others &c: 
and also to Offer such Reasons and Arguments in Law as may pre- 
vail with his Excellency & Council to Grant the Petition of this 
Corporation for a Confirmation of their Charter, and A Grant of 
all the Ground to be Gained out of the Rivers Round this City 
with such Other Priviledges &c: as are Mentioned & sett forth in 
the Petition of this Corporation for that purpose &c: And that M"^ 



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Vernon be Retained by this Corporation as Council to Assist M' 
Recorder and this Corporation in Obtaining of the Premisses. &c: 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N®283 Treasurer to pay to M*" Henry Vernon or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of five pounds Current Money of New 
York for A Retaining fee as one of the Council 
for this Corporation to Appear before his Excellency and Council 
in Conjunction with M' Recorder agt the unreasonable Petition of 
M' Garrett Vanhome & Others & to Assert the Rights and Privi- 
ledges of this Corporation on their Petition for A Confirmation of 
their Charter &c : 

John Harperdingh Cordwainer who was lately Elected Con- 
stable of the North Ward for the year Ensueing was Sworn into 
the said Office at the Mayors Court held at the City Hall of this 
City the 13*** Instant 



[518] City of 
New York 



Present 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 
the 27^]^ of February Anno Dom i72i[-2] 



Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Philipse 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

Johannes Roosevelt 

Phillip Schuyler 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants. 



Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Published the first day of Decem- 
ber 1719 and since Renewed and Published from time to time Every 
three Months. A Law since Made for Marking of Butter and An- 
other Law Entituled A Law Restraining slaves Negroes & Indians 



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from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys be and are hereby made 
Ordained Renewed Established & Published & Order'd to be Con- 
tinue and Remain in full force & Vertue for three Months from 
& after the Publication thereof. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*' Treasurer to pay to M*" Teunis Tiebout or Order 

284 the sum of three pounds Eight shillings and One 

Warrant Issued penny half penny Curr* Money of New York 

being for Carpenters work, Boards Nails 

Hing[es] and A Lock by him done performed & Provided for the 

City Hafll] in October and December last as Appears by his Acct. 

which [is] Audited and Allowed. 



[5^9] City of )^^^ Att A Common Council held at the 

New York J ^. [City] Hall of the said City on Fryday 

the [30]*^ day of March Anno DonT 1722 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor * ^ 

David Jamison ESq'" Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
^V Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Philipse 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 
Johannes Roosevelt 
John Ryckman 



)^ESq*^^ Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N® the Treasurer to pay to M*^ John Wright Watch- 

285 maker or Order [the] sum of two pounds CurrJ 

Warrant Issued Money of New York in full of One Quarter of 

A Years Sallary for winding up & looking after 

the Publick Clock of this City d[ue] & Ending the Eighth day of 

february last. 

Ordered for the future the Said John Wright be allow [ed] A 
sallary of ten pounds ^ Annum for Winding up every day and 



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looking after & keeping in Order the Publi k Clock of this City to 
Commence the Eighth day of february last. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany Publick 

286 Wliipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Curr^ Money of New York 

in full of A Quarter of A years sallary due & 
Ending tbe seventh Instant 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*» Treasurer to pay to M^ Obadiah Hunt or Order 

287 the sum of three pounds Eighteen shillings and 
Warrant Issued six pence Currt Money of New York beit^ for 

Expences at his house by this Corporation on 
several Coramitte[es] in Attending the Governour and Council on 
the Petition of this Corporation as Appears by his Ace* which is 
Audited and Allowed 

V [520] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to p[ay] to M*^ Daniell Boutecou or 

288 Order the sum of six poun[ds] ten pence half 
Warrant Issued penny Current Money of New York be[ing] 

for Expences at his house by this Corporation in 
Treati[ng] A Committee of the Council on the Petition of this 
Corporation as Appears by his Ace! which is Audited [&] allowed 

The Petition of John seabring was read in these words follow- 
ing [(]Vizt) 

To the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Commona- 
[lity] of the City of New York Convened in Common 
Counc[il.] 

The Humble Petition of John seabri[ng] 
of the Ferry on Nassau Island. 
Sheweth 

That your Petitioner hath lately Erected A house [at] the ferry 
on Nassau Island between Highwatcr Mark and [low] water 
Marke which Ground so built upon is Since Clai[med] by this 
Corporation (as your Petitioner is Informed) and your Petitioner 
being desirous to prevent all Controversies a[nd] suits at Law Re- 
lating to the same Ground is willing to surre[nder] the said Ground 



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with the Buildings thereon Erected to [this] Corporation if they 
will be favourably pleased to Gr[ant] to this Petitioner A Lease of 
the same for A Term of yea[rs] at A Reasonable Rent, or dispose 
of the said Ground to [him] at A Moderate Price or Otherwise 
Purchase the Build [ings] of this Petitioner 

Your Petitioner therefore most Humbly prays this 
Corporation to take the Premisses into [their] serious 
Consideration and make such Orders as to them shall 
seem Meet and Agreeable [to] Justice. And your Peti- 
tioner as in Duty bo[und] shall Ever pray &c: 

March y«: 9**" John Sebring 

1721 [-2] 

And upon Consideration thereof this Court are of [mind ?] to 
pursue their former Resolution of Recovering th[e] Possession of 
the Premisses by due Course of Law. 



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[l] City of ) ^,^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

24*^ day of April Anno Domini 1722 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor. 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Hermanus Vangelder "^ 

Phillip Cortlandt ^ESq*? Aldermen 

Fredrick Philipse J 

Oliver Teller ^ 

Andries Maerschalck a • ^ . 
, , -. - ^Assistants 

Johannes Roosevelt [ 

Phillip Schuyler J 

The Report of the Committee for Laying out & Surveying Land 
at the lower End of Queen Street for Gerrardus Beekman ESq^ was 
Read and Approved and Ordered the Mayor Execute A Grant for the 
same Accordingly under the seal of this Corporation, which Report 
was in the words following (Viz*) 

Whereas at A Common Council of this Corporation held at the 
City Hall of this City the 16*^ day of July Anno Dom 1703 in the 
Mayorality of Phillip French ESq^ it was Resolved in the words fol- 
lowing (Viz*) This Court having Considered the Petition of M' 
Gerard Beekman do Resolve and it is hereby Ordered that the Ground 
between his Lott and low water Marke lying in Queen Street fronting 
the East River on the West Side of Beekmans Sloughter house be 
Granted unto him and to his Heirs and assigns for Ever upon the 
Conditions following (Viz*) that the said Gerard Beekman shall make 
A Wharfe or Street fronting the East River of thirty foot broad in 
Manner and form and under such Covenants as the Other Wharfs and 
Streets in Queen Street are or Ought to be made and also at his Own 
proper Cost and Charge make A Slip on the West Side of his said 
Lott of Ground of twenty four foot wide and A Wharfe of twelve 
foot wide and to keep the same in Repair for Ever at his or their own 
Charge, and that the surveyors lay it out and Make A Draft thereof 
and that M*" Mayor Execute A Grant for the same Accordingly. And it 
IS hereby further Orderd that A slip of Ground lying between the two 

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sloughter Houses in Queen Street be and is hereby Appropriated for 
A Publick Slip for the use of this Corporation for Ever, and Where- 
as at Another Common Council of this Corporation held at the City 
Hall of this City the 17*^ day of April Anno DoM 1719. in Mayorality 
of John Johnston ESq'" it was Ordered in the words following (Viz*) 
upon Application of Gerrard Beekman ESq^ for A Grant of the Land 
between his Lott at the Lower End of Queen Street between the 
Sloughter houses and Low Water Marke Pursuant to an Order of 
Common Council Made the 16*^ day of July 1703. It is therefore 
Ordered that Alderman Cortlandt and M^ Roosevelt (Calling the sur- 
veyor of [2] this City to their Assistance) be A Committee to survey 
and lay out the said Land to Low water Marke, Make A Draft, and 
Assertain the Demensions and Quantity thereof and make Report to 
the Next Common Council. In Obedience therefore to the aforesaid 
Order We the said Committee do Report that we have Called the sur- 
veyor of this City to our Assistance and have Caused him in our 
Presence to Survey and lay out the aforesaid Land to be Granted to 
the aforesaid Gerard Beekman ESq^ and do find the same Containeth 
as foUoweth (Viz?) In Breadth on the Northermost End thereof to- 
wards Queen Street Contiguous to and Adjoyning to the Lott of Land 
of the said Gerard Beekman thirty five foot, and in length on the 
Eastermost side thereof from the Land of the said Gerard Beekman to 
Low Water Mark in the East River seventy foot or thereabouts be it 
more or less in breadth on the southermost End at low Water Mark 
in the East River Aforesaid twenty seven foot and in length on the 
Westermost Side from the Low Water Mark in the East River afore- 
said to the Land of the aforesaid Gerard Beekman seventy foot or 
thereabouts be it more or less, and is bounded Northerly by the Lott 
of Land of the aforesaid Gerard Beekman, Easterly by the Land of 
Johannes Beekman, southerly by the East River or Harbour of the 
said City at Low Water Mark and Westerly by A Publick Wharfe 
of twelve foot and A slip of twenty four foot wide as by A Draft thereof 
hereunto Annexed now fully Appeareth which is humbly submitted by 

Phillip Cortlandt 
John Roosevelt 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<> Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

289 of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds Currt 

Warrant Issued Money of New York in full of half a years sallary 

due and Ending the 14*** Instant. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to.pay to M*^ Robert Crannell Marshall of 

290 this City or Order the sum of four pounds seventeen 

Warrant Issued shillings and six pence Currt Money of New York 

in full of one Quarter of A years sallary due and 

Ending the 14*** Instant, for fire and Candle for the Court & Common 

Council, Journeys to Harlem, A Constables Staff, & Mending two 

Lx)cks as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited & Allowed. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
22^ day of May Anno DoM 1722 

Present Robert Walter ESq*" Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 
[3) Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Viingelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
William Roome "^ 

Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
Johannes Roosevelt 
Phillip schuyler 
Johannes Ryckman 



i-ESq" Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation which were Printed and Published the first day of Decem- 
ber 1719 and since from time to time Renewed & Published Every 
three Months. A Law since made for the Marking of Butter, and 
Another Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Playing 
for Moneys or with Moneys be and are hereby made Ordained Re- 
newed Established and Published and Ordered to be Continue and 
Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the 
Publication hereof. 

Order'd there be A Bonfire Munday next at the usual place withih 
this City with the usual Quantity of good Wine at the Charge of this 
Corporation being his Majestys Birth day and that the Treasurer 
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Order'd that the Mayor Issue liis Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to Dirck Cook Robert Campbell 

291 John Delamontagne and Jacobus Delamontagne late 

Warrant Issued Bellmen of this City or Order the sum of thirty six 

pounds Currt Money of New York in full of their 

sallary as Bellmen of this City from the first day of November last 

to the first Instant. 

Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger Alderman Vangelder 
and M^ schuyler or any three of them be a Committee to Agree with 
four Able Citizens of this Corporation to serve as Watch & Bellmen 
of this City untill the first day of November Next, and make their 
Report to the Next Common Council. 

The Petition of Mess*? William Dugdale and John searle was. 
Read and thereupon Ordered that they have leave to Continue their 
Roap Walk where it now is during the Pleasure of this Corporation, 
and also that they have Liberty to Remove their work house and Cover 
A part of the said Rope Walk According to the Prayer of the Said 
Petition. 



[4] City of )^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

5*1* day of June Anno DoUT 1722. 

Present Robert Walter ESq*" Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Philipse 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

Johannes Roosevelt 

Phillip Schuyler 

Upon Reading of an Order of the General Assembly of this Colony 
with the proposals made by M*" William Dugdale for Building of A 
Powder house within this City. It is Ordered that J I'" Recorder and 



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all the Aldermen of this Corporation or any four of them with Mf 
Teller M' Schuyler and M*" Roosevelt be A Committee to Draw A 
Petition to the said General Assembly Praying leave that this Corpora- 
tion may bring in A Bill to Enable them to build A sufficient Magazine 
or Powder house within this Corporation, and also that the said Com- 
mittee do direct such Bill to be prepared & drawn Accordingly on such 
Reasonable Terms and proposals as may Induce the Legislative of this 
Colony to pass the same into A Law. 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*" John Wright Watchmaker 
of this City or Order the sum of two pounds ten 
shillings Currl Money of New York in full of One 
Quarter of a Years Sallary for Winding up & keep- 
ing in Order the Publick Clock of this City, due & Ending the Eighth 
day of May last 



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Warrant Issued 



City of ,„ 
NewYorkr 



Present 



An A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
13*? day of July Anno DonT 1722 

Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Phillipse 

Oliver Teller 

John Ryckman 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip schuyler 

Andries Maerschalck 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



NO 

293 
Warrant Issued 



[5] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to William sharpas Town Clerk 
of this City or Order the sum of three pounds ten 
shillings Currt Money of New York being for the 
like sum by him paid for A Book of Records for the 

Common Council of this City as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 

and Allowed* 

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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

294 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of seven 
Warrant Issued pounds Nineteen shillings and ten pence half penny 

Current Money of New York it being for the like 
sum of Money by him paid and disburst for A Bonfire, Wine & also 
for Expences of this Corporation at the house of M*" Cure on the 28*^ 
day of May last being his Majesties Birth day as Appears by his Ace! 
which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

295 of this City or Order the sum of seven pounds 
Warrant Issued seventeen shillings and four pence Current Money 

of New York for drawing an Address to the King & 
for divers Petitions and Bills preferred to the Assembly for A Powder 
house &c: as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ David Jansen Blacksmith or 

296 Order the sum of Eight pounds Nineteen shillings 
Warrant Issued and Eleven pence farthing Currt Money of New 

York being for sundry Quantities of Iron and Iron 
work by him made and furnished for the use of the City Hall the last 
Year as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to pay to 
N^ Catharine Post Widow or Order the sum of thirteen 

297 pounds seven shillings and six pence Current Money 
Warrant Issued of New York in full for Expences at her house in 

Treating the Assembly on the Passing the Bill for 

A Powder house as Appears by her Acc^ which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Theophilus Elsworth or Order 

298 the sum of One pound seven shillings & seven pence 
Warrant Issued half penny Curr* Money of New York being Ex- 
pences at his house of the Committee for Laying out 

& Surveying the Lotts lately Leased or Order'd to be Leased in the 
Out Ward as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
U^ Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

299 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings CurH Money of New York in 

full of a Quarter of a years sallary due & Ending 
the seventh day of June last. 



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[6] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
U^ Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

300 of this City or Order the sum of three pounds Curr* 

Warrant Issued Money of New York for Engrossing several Peti- 
tions to his Excellency the Govemour & Bills Pre- 
fer'd to the General Assembly for A Powder house &c : as Appears by 
his Acct. which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered that M^ Teller and M*" Schuyler be A Committee to Im- 
ploy scows and Labourers to Remove such Mudd and sand out of 
the Dock as may Render the same usefull to the Publick 

Ordered that the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of this 
Corporation or any seven of them whereof the Mayor or Recorder 
and Any three of the Aldermen and Any three of the Assistants to 
Make a quorum be a Committee to prepare and draw up Articles and 
Conditions for letting to farm the Ferry of this City from the 25*? 
day of March Next at which day the Present Lease Expires. 

Ordered that all the Members of this Court or any five of them 
whereof the Mayor or Recorder to be One. be A Committee to Inspect 
what Incroachments are made upon the Lands of this Corporation to 
the Eastward of Beekmans sloughter houses and Cause the surveyor 
to make a Draft thereof and Assertain where High water Mark was 
from the Lott of John Ellison to the Land of Andries Hardenbrooke 
at the time the Lotts were Granted to the several Purchasers thereof 
and make their Report to the Next Common Council. 



City of ) «^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York V City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

31*!? day of July Anno DonT 1722. 

Present Robert Walter ESq'" Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip ^ 

Hermanns Vangelder I tt«o „ au 
Phillip Cortlandt ^ ESq" Aldermen 



Fredrick Phillipse J 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt ^Assistants. 

Phillip schuyler 



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Ordered there be A Bonfire at the usual place within this City and 
the usual quantity of good Wine at the Charge of this Corporation to 
Morrow, the first day of August being the Anniversary of his Maj" 
happy Accession to the Throne of Great Brittain &c: and that the 
Treasurer Provide the same. 

The AccJ of Gabriel Ludlow ESq^ Clerk of the Assembly was 
Committed to the Auditors of Publick Ace*? 



[7] City of )«^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

21*? day of August Anno Dom 1722. 

Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Edward Blagge 
Jacobus Kip 

T T T r 1 J y ESq" Aldermen 

Hermanus Vangelder [ ^ 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Philipse 

Oliver Teller "^ 

Andries Maerschalck I a • ^ . 
T i_ T^ 1^ > Assistants 

Johannes Roosevelt [ 

Phillip Schuyler J 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation which were Printed and Published the first day of Decem- 
ber 1719 and since from time to time Renewed and Published Every 
three Months. Also A Law since made for Marking of Butter and 
ANOTHER Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Playing 
for Moneys or with Moneys be & are hereby Made Ordained Renewed 
Established & Published & Ordered to be Continue & Remain in full 
force and Vertue for three Months from and after the Publication 
hereof. 

Ordered that Abraham Abramse Tenant in Possession of A House 
at the Ferry at Brookland belonging to this Corporation have Liberty 
to Depart out of the same when he shall see Cause he delivering the 
Possession thereof to M«" James Harding the Lessee of the ferry for 
and on the behalf of this Corporation. 



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City of ) j,„ 
New York) ^^ 

Present 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
29*^ day of September Anno Dolff 1722. 

Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kipp 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fredrick Philipse 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Ryckman 

Johannes Roosevelt 

Phillip schuyler 



>- ESq*? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day, One 
Alderman, One Assistant, two Assessors, One Collector and One Petty 
Constable in the five Wards on the south side of the fresh Water, and 
One Alderman, One Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two Petty 
Constables and four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward of the 
said City for the Bowry & Harlem Divisions of the said Ward to serve 
in their Respective Offices for the Year Ensueing According to the 
usage Laws & Ordinances of the said City and Accordingly the same 
day Return was made thereof at twelve of the Dock at noon to the 
Office of Town Qerk of the said City under the Hands and seals of 
the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenor of the aforesaid 
Warrants as followeth (Viz*) 



Northward -< 



' Jacobus Kip ESq* 
Andries Maerschalck 
Christopher Banker 
Ary Koning 
Hans Kierstead 

^ISaac Blank 



Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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Dock Ward ■< 



Westward 



Eastward 



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south Ward 






Out Ward 



John Cruger ESqf 

Oliver Teller 

Abraham Van Wyck 

Coenraet Teneyck 

Martinus Cregier 

John Davis 

Hernianus Vangelder 
ESqr 

William Roome 

John Coe 

Thomas Windover 

Isaac Van Hook 

John Remerse 
f Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ 

John Roosevelt 

Cornelius Vanhorne 

Wynant Vansante 

Benjamin Peck 

John Blake 
^Frederick Philipse ESq*" 

Phillip Schuyler 

Robert Crooke 

Ide Meyer 

Benjamin Wynkoop 

John Hyer 

Gerardus Stuyvesant 
ESqr 

May Bickley ESq^ 

Peter Van Woglem 

Daniell Regnier 

Myndert Burger 

John Bass 

Dirck Dyckman 

Dirck Bensing 

Abraham Meyer 

Teunis Delamontagne 

Johannes Meyer 

Lawrence Courtrecht 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 

Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 

Constable 

Alderman 

assistant 
)Garretts son 
( Assessors 

Collector 

Constable. Jphn Dyer Sworn 



Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 

Alderman 
Assistant 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
) surveyors of 
f Highways 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
I surveyors of 
j^ Highways 



Constable 



Howry 
Division 



Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency William Burnet ESq^ Capl General & Govcmour in 
Chief of this Province in Council hath this day been pleased to Nomi- 



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nate Robert Walter ESqf the Present Mayor of this City of New York 
to be Mayor of the said City for the year Ensueing and Thomas 
Farmar ESq^ the Present Sheriff to be Sheriff of the said City for 
the year Ensueing. 

Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 
The Present Treasurer of this City be and is hereby Elected and ap- 
pointed to be Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for the 
Year Ensueing. 

M'" Mayor hath Appointed John Blake (who was this day Elected 
Constable of the East Ward) to be High Constable of this City for the 
Year Ensueing. 

Ordered M*" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the East 
Ward to Elect A fit Person to serve as Constable of the Said Ward 
for the year Ensueing in the Room of John Blake who is Appointed 
High Constable & that the Election be made on Thursday Next 



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New York ( 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 
3? day of October Anno DoifT 1722 



Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'' Recorder 

Edward Blagge 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

Johannes Roosevelt 

Phillip Schuyler 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



V Assistants 



NO 

301 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 
Whipper of this City or Order the Sum of two 
pounds ten shillings Current Money of New York 
in full of One Quarter of A years sallary due & 
Ending the seventh day of September last. 

Whereas an Act of General Assembly of this Colony Entituled An 
Act for Regulating the Ferry between the City of New York and the 
Island Nassau Expires by its own Limitation in two Years after the 



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twenty fifth day of March Next Ensueing. it is therefore hereby 
Ordered that the Members for this Corporation in General Assembly 
be desired to prefer A Bill for Continuing the said Act for five years 
longer after the Expiration thereof, and use their Endeavours to have 
the same Passed into A Law. and that M' Recorder draw the said Bill 

A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves 
Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Cotmcil and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same That all Negroes and 
Indian Slaves that shall [ii] Dye within this Corporation on the 
South side of the Fresh Water be buryed by day light at or before 
Sunsett, under the Penalty of ten Shillings for Every Offence to the 
Contrary, to be paid by the Master Mistriss or Owner of Such slave 
who shall be buryed after Sunsett. And to be Recovered by Complaint 
made thereof before the Mayor or Recorder or any one of the Alder- 
men of the said City on sufficient proof made thereof, one halfe of 
the said Penalty to the Informer and the Other part thereof to the 
Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation. 



City of ) 
New York! 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
6*? day of October Anno Dom 1722 



Present 



Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq'" Recorder 
Edward Blagge "^ 

Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Fredrick Philipse 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Schuyler 
Johannes Roosevelt 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to David Jamison ESq^ or Order 
the sum of Eight pounds Nineteen shillings and 
four pence Current Money of New York in full for 
the Costs and Charges in the Law Suit Ham Ved. 
Pennant for Recovery of A Tenement belonging to this Corporation 



^.ESq'? Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



NO 

30:2 
Warrant Issued 



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at the Ferry at Brookland as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

303 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Eight 
Warrant Issued pounds thirteen shillings and two pence half penny 

Currt Money of New York in full for A Bonfire 
Wine ftc : 00 the first day of August last past, being the Anniversary 
of his Majesties happy Accession to the Crown as Appears by his AccI 
whidii is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to Edward Blagge ESq^ or Order 

304 the sum of five pounds Nineteen shillings and Nine 
Warrant Issued pence Curri Money of New York being for Ex- 

pences of Committees for Lowing [laying] out 
Lands in the Out Ward, Horse hire, Committees about the Magazine 
& Committee's on Auditing the Publick Ace*? as Appears by his Ace! 
which is Audited and allowed 

[12] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to James Harding Lessee of the 

305 ferry or Order the sum of Eleven pounds two shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and a penny half penny Current Money of 

New York being for Materialls and Workmanship 
in Repairing of the ferry house, sundry Expences at his house by this 
Corporation & Other Materialls & Workmanship as Appears by his 
Acct. which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to the Reverend M*" William Vesey 

306 the sum of fifteen pounds Currt Money of New 
Warrant Issued York for Preaching before this Corporation 

Ordered that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Van- 
gelder, Alderman Philipse, M' Roome, M' Maerschalck and M"" schuy- 
ler or any five of them be A Committee to View what Land belongs 
to this Corporation in the Rear of the Lott of John Hibon Jun' on 
the Westside of the Broadway, fronting to Hudsons River, that they 
Ascertain the Demensions thereof (Calling the surveyor to their 
Assistance) and make Report on what Terms the same Ought to be 
Granted by this Corporation to the said John Hibon. 

Ord^'d that the Proprietors of the Lotts between High Water 
Mark and Low Water Mark between the Land late of Sadketts A 



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Beekmans at the lower End of Queen Street do Compleat their Wharfs 
or Streets Mentioned in their Respective Grants on or before the first 
day of May Next on Penalty of being Prosecuted for the forfeitures 
Mentioned in their Respective Grants, and that the Parties Concem'd 
be served with A Copy thereof. 

Ordered that Alderman Cortlandt and M*^ Roosevelt be a Commit- 
tee to fence in the Land belonging to this Corporation from High 
Water Mark to low Water Mark from the West side of the slip Near 
the House of Andries Hardenbrooke and that they take the Affidavits 
of each Antient & honest Inhabitants as Can best Inform them where 
the High Water Mark was about twenty or twenty two Years ago. and 
make their Report with all Convenient Expedition. 

[13] City of ^j^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 



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New York \ City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

15*!^ day of October Anno Domini 1722. 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
Johannes Roosevelt 
May Bickley 

This day the Mayor Attended by the Recorder Aldermen Sheriffs 
Assistants Chamberlain Town Clerk Assessors Collectors High Con- 
stable Petty Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation be- 
tween the hours of ten and Eleven in the forenoon of the same day 
went in their formalities from the City Hall to his Majesties Garrison 
Fort George and there waited upon his Excellency William Burnet 
ESqT Cap^ General and Governour in Chief of this Province in Council 
where the said Robert Walter ESq^" was Sworn Mayor and Thomas 
Farmar ESq*" sheriff of this City and County for the year Ensueing 
having first taken the Oaths by Act of Parliament Appointed to be 
taken Instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and supremacy the Abjura- 
tion Oath and the Test & thereupon His Excellency the Governour 



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delivered unto them their Respective Commissions and also A New 
Commission of the Peace the Aforesaid Mayor Recorder and Alder- 
men being first sworn According to Law. Then the Mayor Attended 
as aforesaid waited upon his Excellency the Govemour and Council 
to Trinity Church, where after Divine service the Reverend M*" Vesey 
Rector of the said Church Preached A sermon suitable to the Occa- 
sion which being Ended this Corporation waited on his Excellency 
to Fort George Aforesaid and from thence Returned to the City Hall 
where after the Ringing of three Bells the Commissions of the Mayor 
and sheriff were published and then they Repaired to the Common 
Council Chamber where the Mayor Resumed the Chair and then the 
Aforesaid Oaths and Test were Administred unto Jacobus Kip ESq' 
Alderman of the North Ward, John Cruger ESq'^ Alderman of the 
Dock Ward, Hermanns Vangelder ESq*" Alderman of the West Ward, 
Phillip Cortlandt [14] ESq'" Alderman of the East Ward, Fredrick 
Philipse ESq*" Alderman of the south Ward and Gerardus Stuyvesant 
ESq*^ Alderman of the Out Ward, Oliver Teller Assistant of the Dock 
Ward, Andries Maerschalck Assistant of the North Ward, John Roose- 
velt, Assistant of the East Ward & May Bickley ESq^ Assistant of the 
Out Ward who took their places Accordingly the Oaths for the due 
Administration of their Respective Offices being first Administred 
unto them. 

May Bickley ESq^ Assistant of the Out Ward saving to himself 
all Benefitts Priviledges and Advantages which he may have or Claim 
as one of the Attorneys of the Supream Court of this Province &c : 

John Blake High Constable 
East Ward John Dyer in the Room 

of George Carpenter 
West Ward John Remerse 

North Ward ISaac Blank ^ Petty Constables 

South Ward John Kyer 
Bowry M>tidert Burger 

Harlem Teunis Delamontagne 

Dock Ward John Jackson since Elected & Sworn 

John Davis who was Elected Constable of the Dock Ward being A 
soldier in his Majesties Regular forces in this Province Ordered the 
Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of that Ward for A New 
Election of A Constable for the same Ward & that the Election be 
made on fryday Next 



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Order'i) that there be A Bonfire Wine Ac: on Saturday Next 
being the Kings Coronation day and that the Treasurer prepare th^ 
same at the Charge of this Corporation. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue bis Warrant to the 

N» Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Qerk 

307 of this City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds 

Warrant Issued four shillings Currl Money of New York in full of 

half A years sallary due & Ending this day and for 

Pen Ink ft P^per for one year ending the same day as Appears by his 

Acct which is Audited ft Allowed 

MEMORAin>uif John Jackson was since Elected Constable of the 
Dock Ward (in the Room of John Davis) and Sworn into the said 
Office Accordingly 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yotky City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 

24*^ day of November Anno Domini 1722. 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
[15] Jacobus Kip ^ 

John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Fredrick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
Johannes Roosevelt 
May Bickley 

Orderd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Printed and Published the first day of 
December 1719 and since from time to time Renewed and Published 
Every three Months. A Law since made Entituled A Law for Mark- 
ing of Butter Another Law since made Entituled A Law Restrain- 
ing slaves Negroes and Indians from Playing for Moneys or with. 
Moneys And Another Law since made Entituled A Law for Regu- 
lating the Burial of Slaves be and are hereby made Renewed Ordained 
Established and Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 301 

full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the Publication 
thereof. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

307 of this City or Order the sum of thirteen pounds 
Warrant Issued ten Shillings Current Money of New York in full 

for four Books for Records bound in Vellum by him 
bought of M** Peter Barberie as appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell Marshall 

308 of this City or Order the sum of five pounds Six- 
Warrant Issued teen Shillings Current Money of New York in full 

of half A years sallary due and ending the four- 
teenth day of October last, for horse hire to Harlem, and for sand 
Clay Lime and Bricklayers work for Repairing A Room in the City 
Hall for the under sheriff as Appears by his AccJ which is Audited 
and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M' John Wright Watchmaker 

309 of this City or Order the sum of five Pounds Cur- 
Warrant Issued rent Money of New York in full of halfe A years 

[16] sallary for winding up and keeping in Order 
the publick Clock of this City due and Ending the Eighth day of this 
Instant November. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* Treasurer to pay to Catalintie Post Widow or Or- 

310 der the sum of three pounds sixteen Shillings and 
Warrant Issued seven pence half penny Current Money of New 

York in full for Expences of this Corporation at her 
house on Examinations taken about A Riot, and On A Committee of 
General. Assembly About passing A Law for the Ferry as Appears 
by her Acct. which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to Robert Campbell, John Dela- 

311 montagne Jacobus Delamontagne and Michael 
Warrant Issued Comelisse Bellmen of this City or Order the sum 

of thirty Six pounds Current Money of New York 
in full of their sallary from the first day of May last to the first day of 
this Instant November. 



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Whereas some Disputes have Arose about the Construction of a 
By Law of this Corporation Entituled A Law against Killing Cattle 
any where but at the Sloughter houses. It is therefore hereafter to be 
understood and it is hereby declared to be the Intent and Meaning of 
the said Law that all Cattle for Sloughter that hereafter Shall be 
Landed or brought into this City on the south side of the fresh water 
shall be Killed at the Publick Sloughter houses within this City 
According to the true Intent & Meaning of the Law Aforesaid. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Cap^ William Bond Surveyor 
of this City or Order the sum of four pounds Cur- 
rent Money of New York in full of his services as 
surveyor of this City to this time. 

Order'd the Packers of this City do not Repack any Beef or Pork 
as Merchandable within this City the Pieces whereof shall Exceed 
ten pounds each piece. Any Law of this Corporation to the Contrary 
in any wise Notwithstanding. 

[17] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
the Treasurer to pay to M'' Edward Blagge or Order 
the sum of one pound twelve Shillings Currl Money 
of New York for Expences on A Committee of the 
Council upon the ferry Bill. 



NO 

312 
Warrant Issued 



No 

313 
Warrant Issued 



City of ) ^.^ 
New York j ^^ 

Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
27^? day of November Anno Domini 1722 



Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq?" Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Fredrick Philipse 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
Johannes Roosevelt 
May Bickley 

Peter Van Wogelum who was lately Elected Assessor of the 
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Execute that Office. It is therefore hereby Ordered that M^ Mayor 
do direct his Warrant to the Alderman of the said Ward to Cause an 
Election to be made in the said Division of Another proper Person to 
serve as Assessor of the said Division in his Room and that the said 
Election be made on or before Tuesday Next. 

Order'd that Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt Alderman 
Philipse M^ Teller and Mr Maerschalk or any three of them be A 
Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Accompt & all Other 
Publick Ace*? Relating to this Corporation and Make their Report to 
the Next Common Council, and also that they be A Standing Com- 
mittee to Audit all Accompts till further Order. 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 

22^ day of December Anno Domini 1722. 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamis 11 ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

May Bickley 

[18] Whereas by an Act of General Assembly of this Colony made 
in the Ninth year of the Reign of his Present Majesty King George 
Entituled an act for paying Gerrit Van Home, Jacobus Kip, David 
Provoost and Johannes Jansen ESq*? for serving in General Assembly 
among Other things it is Enacted that the Mayor, Recorder Alder- 
men and Commonality of the said City are hereby directed and Re- 
quired on or before the first Tuesday in January in this present year of 
our Lord One thousand seven hundred & twenty two to meet at the 
City Hall of the said City and there Order the Raising on Ihe Inhabi- 
tants Residents and sojourners of and in the said City and County the 
sum of Six Shillings Currt Money for every day it Shall Appear by 
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time being for paying and satisfying the said Gerritt Van Home, 
Jacobus Kip, David Provoost and Johannes Jansen or their Assigns 
Respectively for the said service Provided the Days Wages of the said 
Members do not Exceed the sum of two hundred Eighty seven pounds 
Eight Shillings. And Over and above for Collecting the said Money 
to Every Collector that shall Collect the same the sum of Nine pence 
in the pound and to the City Treasurer for Receiving and paying the 
same the sum of One Shilling in the pound, as by the Aforesaid Act 
more at large Appeareth. And Whereas it Appeareth to this Court 
by Certificates under the hand of Robert Livingston ESq^ the Present 
Speaker of the General Assembly of this Colony that the Said Garrit 
Van Home hath served in General Assembly 241 days for which 
Service there is due unto him ( Sunday r. deducted) the sum of Sixty 
two pounds two Shillings. That the sai i Jacobus Kip (by Certificates 
under the hand of William NicoU ESq^ late Speaker and Certificates 
under the hand of Robert Livingston ESq*" the Present Speaker of 
the General Assembly of this Colony) hath served in General Assem- 
bly 330 Days for which service there is due unto him (Sundays de- 
ducted) the Sum of Eighty four pounds Eighteen Shillings That the 
said David Provoost hath served in General Assembly 241 days for 
which service there is due unto him (Sundays deducted) the sum of 
Sixty two pounds two shillings. And that the said Johannes Jansen 
hath served in General Assembly 241 days for which service there is 
due unto him (Sundays deducted) the sum of Sixty two pounds two 
Shillings, which several sums due to the said Garrit Van Home, 
Jacobus Kip, David Provoost and Johannes Jansen 
271 -4-0 Amount unto two hundred seventy one pounds four Shil- 
lings, which together with Nine pence in the pound for 
the Collectors and One Shilling in the pound for the City Treasurer 

Amount in the whole unto the sum [19] of two hun- 
294 - 18 - 7. dred Ninety four pounds Eighteen shillings and seven 

pence. It is Therefore hereby Ordered Pursuant to 
the directions of the aforesaid Act that M"" Mayor do Issue his War- 
rant or Warrants to the Assessors and Collectors of each Respective 
Ward within the said City and County Requiring then to make such 
Assessment and Collection and pay the same to the Treasurer of the 
said City for the time being on or before the first day of March Next 
Ensueing the date hereof so that the same be paid to the said Garrit 
Van Home Jacobus Kip David Provoost and Johannes Jansen or their 
Assigns for the service Aforesaid on or before the first Tuesday in 
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Resolved that the Ferry of this Corporation between this City and 
Nassau Island be Lett to Farm for the Term of five Years to Com- 
mence the twenty fifth day of March Next Ensueing to two Distinct 
Lessees and Ferrymen. One whereof to have the Care and Manage- 
ment of that part of the Ferry to be Established in this City of New 
York and the Other to have the Care and Management of that part 
of the said Ferry to be Established on Nassau Island at the place Com- 
monly Called the Ferry, together with the Feriy houses Bam Pen and 
Appurtenances thereunto belonging on the Conditions now read and 
Approved by this Court, and that the same be Demised for the Term 
aforesaid to such Persons who Shall give the Greatest Rent for the 
same and the best security for Performance of Covenants, and that 
M*" Mayor M*" Recorder, Any three or more of the Aldermen and 
any three or more, of the Assistants be A Committee to perform the 
same At the house of M' Obadia[h] Hunt in New York on Thursday 
the tenth day of January Next. And that Publick Notice be given 
thereof by Printed Advertisements. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M"* Phillip Schuyler and M^ 

314 Oliver Teller or Order the sum of thirty four 
Warrant Issued pounds Eighteen Shillings Current Money of New 

York for Cleaning the Great Dock in July & August 
last as Appears by their Accompt which is Audited and Allowed 

[20] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N*» the Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

315 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of five 
Warrant Is)sued pounds Sixteen Shillings and three pence three 

farthings Curr^ Money of New York in full of A 
Bonfire Wine &c : on the 20*!* day of October last being the Anniver- 
sary of his Majesties Coronation. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the publick 

316 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Current Money of New York 

in full of A Quarter of A years Sallary due and 
Ending the seventh day of this Instant December. 

Ordered the Petition of May Bickley ESq^ and the Petition of 
Jacobus Roosevelt and Others be Referred to the Committee to whom 
the Petition of John Hibon Jun^ was Referred to make their Report 
thereon. 

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The Committee for Auditing The Publick Accompts have made 
their Reports in the words following, which were read and Approved 
and Order'd to be Entred and fyled (Vizt) 

Audit of the Treasurers We the Committee Appointed by 

Books & Ace** from y* : the Common Council to Audit the Pub- 

14^ October 1720 to lick Ace** of Cap* Cornelius De Peyster 

y«: 14*** October 1721 Treasurer of this City find that he 

has Received from the fourteenth of 

October One thousand seven hundred twenty till the fourteenth of 

October One thousand seven hundred twenty one the sum of five 

hundred sixty Nine Pounds one Shilling and Nine pence 

Ballance three farthings Including the Ballance Remaining in 

353-03-05^4 his hands the fourteenth of Octobe[r] One thousand 

seven hundred and twenty being One hundred fourty 

four pounds five Shillings and Nine pence three farthings and by him 

paid out by Warrants &c : of this Corporation the sum of two hundred 

and fifteen pounds Eighteen shillings & four pence half penny (his 

Commissions Included) so that three hundred fifty three pounds three 

Shillings and five pence farthing Remains Still in his hands which 

is Humbly submitted by t 1 i-- 

^ ^ John Cruger 

Fred: Philipse 

New York Oliver Teller 

22** Novem*^ 1721 John Roosevelt 

Phillip Schuyler 

Audit of y*: Treasurers [21] We the Committee Appointed 
Books and Acc^ from by the Common Council to Audit the 

y«: 14*** October 1721 Publick Acc*» of this Corporation have 

to the 14*^ October . Examined the Books and Ace*® of Cor- 

1722 nelius De Peyster ESq^ Treasurer of 

this City and find that he has Receiv'd 
from the fourteenth day of October One Thousand seven hundred 
twenty one till the fourteenth of October last the sum of seven hun- 
dred and four pounds ten Shillings and Eleven pence 
Ballance farthing Including the former Ballance being three 
394 :o4 :o6^ hundred fifty three pounds three Shillings and five pence 
farthing, and by him paid out by Warrants &c : of this 
Corporation the sum of three hundred and ten pounds six Shillings and 
four pence half penny (his Commissions being Included) so that the 
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Amounts to three hundred Ninety four pounds four Shillings and six 

pence three farthings, but we find by the said Treasurers Acc*« that 

Lycenses have been Granted to seventy Eight Retailers of Strong 

Liquors for which the City Cash Ought to be Credited seventy pounds 

four Shillings tho' the same is only Credited forty pounds so that thirty 

pounds four Shillings is Still due to this Corporation on that Accl 

which is Hiunbly submitted by t i. r- 

^ -^ John Cruger 

New York Fred: Philipse 

5*"" December Phillip Cortlandt 

1722 And Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

John Roosevelt 

Order'd that Alderman Kip do take Care to provide a handsome 
large Table for the use of this Corporation in the Common Council 
Chamber; and also that he direct the Treasurer to send to London 
for A suflScient quantity of fine Green Broad Cloath for A Carpet to 
Cover the Said Table. 



City of ) ^,^, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j house of M'^ Obadiah Hunt within the 

said City on Thursday tlie lo^^ day of 
January Anno Don! 1722 [-3.] 



Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'' Recorder 
Jacobus Kip "^ 

John Cruger >ESq" Aldermen 

Hermanns Vangelder J 
[22] Phillip Cortlandt "^ 

Frederick Philipse VESq" Aldermen 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant J 

Oliver Teller "^ 

Andries Maerschalck L Assistants 

John Roosevelt J 



Resolved by this Court Nemine Contra dicente that the part of the 
Ferry of this City to be Established on Nassaw Island is now by 
publick Outcry Demised and lett to farm unto M'^ John Deane Mariner 
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Commence the twenty fifth day of March Next for the Yearly Rent of 
One hundred and thirty five pounds of Lawful! Money of the Province 
of New York he being the highest bidder. 

Resolved also by this Court Nemine Con- 
Vide page 23-24 tra dicente that the Part of the Ferry of this 
City to be Established at New York between 
the Slip at Burgers Path and the Great Dock is now by Publick Out- 
cry Demised and lett to ffarm unto M'^ James Harding his Executors 
Administrators & Assigns for the Term of five years to Commence 
the twenty fifth day of March Next for the yearly Rent of seventy 
pounds of lawful! Money of the Province of New York he being the 
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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Monday the 
fourteenth day of January Anno Domini 
1722 [-3]. 



Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

May Bickley 



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His Excellency the Governour having Granted A Special Com- 
mission of Oyer & Terminer and General Gaol delivery for this City 
and County ; and thereon Appointed the Chief Justice and [23] second 
Judge of this Province, and the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of 
this Corporation to be Justices of the said Court. And the Chief Justice 
having signified to the High Sheriff of this City and County that he 
Expects the Attendance of this Corporation at the Town of New 
Harlem within this City to wait upon him to the City Hall to hold the 
Court aforesaid; and that he Intends to sett out from New Harlem 
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Resolved that this Corporation do attend the Chief Justice at New 
Harlem to Morrow at Eleven A Clock in the forenoon and wait upon 
him to this City, That this Corporation do meet to sett out at the City 
Hall perdsely at Nine a Clock to Morrow Morning, and that the 
Marshall do give Notice to the Treasurer and all the Members of the 
Common Council the High Constable & three Other of the Constables 
to give their Attendance Accordingly. 



City of ) «« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

22<* of January Anno Domini 1722 [-3.] 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome i a • ^ ^ 

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M*" James Harding who lately farmed the Ferry of this City to be 
Established at New York Personally Appeared before this Court and 
Acquainted them that he would not live in New York but that he 
Intended to live at the Ferry on Nassau Island and to have a Landing 
Bridge and a Penn built there &c: which this Corporation Conceives 
to be directly Contrary to the true Intent & Meaning of the Conditions 
on which the same was Demised, and the same Jam[es] Harding 
Insisting thereon & declaring he will not live at New York his wife 
being lame and sickly and therefore desires this Corporation will 
Release him from his Agreement for the said [24] fFerry. It is there- 
fore hereby Order'd, that the Said fferry on New York side be again 
lett to ffarm to the highest bidder on Tuesday Next at the City Hall 
of this City at the hour of three in the afternoon on Jhe aforesaid 
Conditions, and that the Tenant of the said fferry be Obliged to live 
with his family at New York and to keep his Boats there &c : 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesd[ay] 
the 29"' of January Anno DoISI 1722 [-3.] 

Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq' Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 



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Resolved by this Court Nemine Contra dicente that the part of the 
flFerry of this City to be Established at New York between the Slip at 
Burgers Path and the Great Dock is now by Publick Outcry Demised 
and lett to ffarm to William Wiblin Butcher his Executor Administra- 
tor and Assigns for the Term of five years to Commence the twenty 
fifth day of March Next for the yearly Rent of seventy one pounds 
of lawfull Money of the Province of New York he being the highest 
bidder 



City of ) ^^ Att A Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 

13*** day of February Anno Dom i722[-3.] 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
May Bickley 

[25] The Petition of Mess*"? Jacobus Roosevelt, Abraham Van Wyck, 
Abraham Lefferts and Charles Sleigh was read a second time, praying 



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A Grant to them and their Heirs & Assigns for Ever of the Lotts of 
Land belonging to this Corporation fronting Hudsons River to low 
water Mark to the Green Trees near the English Church, on sundry 
Conditions therein proposed. It is therefore hereby Ordered that all 
the Inhabitants & Freeholders of the West side of the Broadway have 
Notice and A Copy of the said Petition, (if they or any of them desire 
it) in Order that they or any of them may Show Cause to this Court 
(if any they have) why the same Petition Ought not to be granted, 
and that such Cause be shown on or before the twenty fifth day of 
March Next 

The Lease of that part of the Ferry of this City Lately Demised 
to M"* John Deane (to be Established at the Sevry on Nassau Island) 
was read and Approved by this Court & the said John Deane (who 
was present at the Reading of the same) and Ordered the same be 
Engrossed & Ordered M*^ Mayor Execute the part of this Corpora- 
tion under the Publick seal, the same John Deane proposing Mess**? 
Thomas Fell Gent, and James Debrosses Distiller as his Securities for 
performance of Covenants which are Accepted by this Court. 

The Lease of that part of the Ferry of this City lately Demised 
to William Wiblin Butcher (to be Established at New York) was read 
and Approved by this Court and the said William Wiblin (who was 
present at the Reading of the same) and Ordered the same be En- 
grossed and that M' Mayor Execute the part of this Corporation under 
the publick seal. 

Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Printed & Published the first day of 
December 17 19 and since from time to time Renewed Ordained and 
Published Every three Months, A Law since made Entituled A Law 
for Marking of Butter. Another Law since made Entituled A Law Re- 
straining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Playing for Moneys or 
with Moneys. And Another Law since made Entituled A Law for Reg- 
ulating the Burial of Slaves be and are hereby made Renewed Ordained 
Established and Published ; and Order'd to be Continue and Remain in 
full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the Publication 
hereof. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ 317 Treasurer to pay to M"* Robert Crannell Marshall 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of three pounds Nine- 
teen Shillings Currt Money of New York. [26] in 
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day of January last past, for Carrying out Tax Roles to the Out Ward, 
and for Glazing the Windows in the City Hall as Appears, by his Acct. 
which is Audited and allowed. 

Upon Information to this Court that M^ Abraham Wendell and 
several Others have Incroached upon the Street and Highway leading 
from Queen Street to fresh water which if Not Speedily Removed 
will become A Publick Grieviance and Nusance. It is therefore hereby 
Ordered that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Cortlandt 
Alderman Stuyvesant, M^ Teller and M' Roosevelt or any four of 
them be A Committee to Inspect the said Incroachments and to Remove 
the same and make Report of their proceedings therein to the Next 
Common Council, Calling the surveyor of this City to their assistance. 

The Lease of the fishing place at Kings Bridge to Josiah Quinby 
was read and Approved, and Ordered M"" Mayor Execute the same 
under the seal of this Corporation. 

City of ) o« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 

23? day of March Anno Domini 1722 [-3]. 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
% Johannes Roosevelt 
May Bickley 

Mf Mayor Acquainted this Board that the Leases of the Ferry of 
this City to Mf John Deane for that part thereof Established on 
Nassau Island; and also the Leases of that part of the Ferry Estab- 
lished at this City to William Wibling were Executed and that the said 
John Deane together with Thomas Fell Gent & James Desbrosses Dis- 
tiller had Executed A Bond to this Corporation for performance of 
Covenants in seven hundred pounds of lawfull Money of this Colony, 
and that the said [27] William Wibling had also Executed A Bond to 



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this Corporation for the performance of Covenants in his Lease in 
three hundred pounds of like Money, and that he had Accordingly 
brought into this Court the Counter parts of the said Leases and the 
Said Original Bonds for performance of Covenants to be Disposed of 
as this Court Shall direct. Ordered the said Leases and Bonds be 
forthwith delivered unto Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ Treasurer of this 
City to be by him Kept for the use of this Corporation. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor, M^ Recorder, Alderman Kip, Alderman 
Cruger, Alderman Vangelder, M'^ Teller, M"^ Maerschalck, and Mf 
Roosevelt (with such Other Members of this Court as Shall be 
Present) or any three of them be, and are hereby Appointed A Com- 
mittee to Receive the Possession of the Ferry, Ferry houses and Appur- 
tenances upon Nassau Island from M^ James Harding the Present 
Lessee thereof, upon the twenty fifth day of this Instant March (his 
Lease then Expiring) and to deliver the Possession of the same unto 
Mf John Deane the New Lessee, and to Inspect and Examine what 
NeedfuU and Nessessary Repairs Ought to be Made Done and Per- 
formed by the said James Harding ; and also what Convenient Repairs 
Ought to be made thereunto by this Corporation for the said John 
Deane and make Report thereof with all Convenient Expedition. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

318 of this City or Order the sum of Six pounds Eigh* 
Warrant Issued teen Shillings Curr* Money of New York being for 

drawing and Ingrossing Conditions and Leases of the 
ferry and Cash paid for Printing the Advertisements for Leasing the 
said Ferrys as Appears by his AccS which is Audited and Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to M'^ Obadiah Hunt or Order the 

319 sum of ten pounds Nine Shillings and ten pence half 
Warrant Issued penny Currt Money of New York being for Ex- 

pences of this Corporation at his house on Leasing 
the Ferry &c : as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to M^ Teunis Tiebout or Order the 

320 sum of two pounds seventeen Shillings and Nine 
Warrant Issued pence Current Money of New York being for Car- 
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Carting at Sundry times the Accl Ending in February last as Appears 
by his AccI which is Audited and allowed 

[28] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M** Daniel Bontecou or Order 

321 the sum of two pounds Six Shillings and Eight pence 
Warrant Issued half penny CurrJ Money of New York being for 

Expences of this Corporation at his house at sundry 
times in Examining and settling the Assize of Bread and Other Publick 
Affairs as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited & Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
No Treasurer to pay to M" Catalina Post Widow or 

322 Order the sum of four pounds five Shillings and 
Warrant Issued seven pence half penny Current Money of New 

York for Expences of this Corporation at her house 
on Leasing the Ferry as Appears by her Acct. which is Audited & 
allowed. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
No Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

323 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Current Money of New York 

in full of one Quarter of a Years Sallary due & 
Ending the seventh Instant which is Allowed 

Order'd that the Publick Packers of this City do forthwith provide 
two Brand Marks One for Virginia Pork and the Other for Carolina 
Pork that for Virginia Pork V> and that for Carolina Pork c^ and that 
all Virginia and Carolina Pork upon being Repacked here be Marked 
with the said proper Brand Irons and no Others, that is to say Virginia 
Pork V> and Carolina Pork c^ and that they do not put the N:/ Brand 
Mark upon any Virginia or Carolina Pork or on any Other Pork but 
what is good sound well fed and Merchantable. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
south Ward for the Election of an Assistant in the Room of M' 
Schuyler deceased and that the Election be made on the third day of 
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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
9*^ day of April Anno Domini 1723 
Present Robert Walter ESq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
[29] Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 

Fredrick Philipse ESq'' Alderman of the south Ward Returned 
that M' Augustus Jay Merchant, by the Majority of Voices of the In- 
habitants of his said Ward was duely Elected into the Office of Assist- 
ant of the said Ward in the Room of M' Phillip schuyler deceased and 
Accordingly the said Augustus Jay was sworn into the said Office and 
took his place Accordingly the Oaths & Test Appointed by Law being 
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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Munday the 
22? day of April Anno Domini 1723. 
Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Oliver Teller ^ 

Andries Maerschalck > Assistants 
John Roosevelt J 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws^ Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Printed and Published the first day of 
December 1719 and since from time to time Renewed Ordained and 
Published Every three Months or Oftener; A I^w since made en- 
tituled A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Playing 
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Law for Marking of Butter. And Another Law since made Entituled 
A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves be and are hereby made 
Renewed Ordained and Established and Published and Ordered to be 
Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from 
and after the Publication hereof. 

[30] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
the Treasurer to pay unto William Sharpas Town 
Clerk of this City of Order the sum of ten pounds 
Current Money of New York in full of half A Years 
Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M"* Robert Crannell Marshall 
of this City or Order the sum of three pounds Curr! 
Money of New York in full of one Quarter of A 
Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant 
and for fire and Candle for the use of the Common Council as Appears 
by his Acct which is Audited & allowed. 

Order'd One Acre of Land in the Bowry Division of the Out Ward 
of this City on the West Side of the Road leading from the house of 
John Wood towards the Great Kill about two or three hundred Yards 
to the Northward of the said Woods house Near a house where one 
Peter Lucas late lived beginning thirty Links to the North of A Cherry 
Tree there Standing as the same is Mentioned in the Draft thereof be 
Lett to farm to John Home of this city Wheelwright for the Term 
of fourteen Years at the Yearly Rent of twelve Shillings, & at the Ex- 
piration of the Lease the said John Vanhorne to surrender the same 
with all the Improvements & Buildings to this Corporation or their 
Assigns, the said John Home paying for the Lease and all Other Writ- 
ings Relating to the same. 



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Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
25*** day of May Anno Domini 1723. 

Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 

Jacobus Kip ^ 

Hermanns Vangelder ^ESq" Aldermen 

Gerardus Stuyvesant J 

Oliver Teller '^ 

John Roosevelt > Assistants 

Augustus Jay J 



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Ordered there be a Bonfire at the usual place within this City with 
ten Gallons of Good Wine at the Charge of this Corporation on Tues- 
day the 28* Instant being the Anniversary of his Majesties Birth day 
and that the Treasurer provide the same [31] The Sheriff of this City 
an^ County (William Dugdale ESq*") having Represented to this Court 
that the Goals of this City want several Repairs and Amendments. 
It is therefore hereby Orderd that the Said Gaols be forthwith put in 
sufficient Repair and made as Strong as may be, and that Alderman 
Kip and Alderman Cruger be a Committee to see the same performed 
at the Charge of this Corporation. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Robert Campbell, John Dela- 
montagne, Jacobus Delamontagne and Michael Cor- 
nelisse Bellmen of this City or Order the sum of 
thirty six pounds Current Money of New York in 

full for Six Months Sallary as Watch and Bellmen of this City due & 

Ending the first Instant. 



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City of )gg 
New York \ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
22? day of June Anno Domini 1723. 



Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Oliver Teller 

John Roosevelt 

May Bickley 

Augustus Jay 



>- ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants. 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Jacobus Kip ESq^ or Order the 
sum of four pounds two Shillings and six pence 
Current Money of New York in full for A Table 
for the Common Council Chamber of this City by 

him bought of Joseph Kingston Joyner as Appears by his Acct which 

is Audited and no more Allowed. 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Teunis Tiebout Carpenter 

328 or Order the sum of twenty two pounds seven shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and six pence half penny Current Money of 

New York in full for Carpenters Work Boards, 
Planks, Nails &c : for Repairing the Gaols of this City as Appears by 
his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

[32] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M"" David Jansen Blacksmith 

329 or Order the sum of fourteen pounds sixteen Shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and three farthings Current Money of New 

York in full for Iron, Hinges & Smiths work &c: 
for Repairing the Gaols of this City as Appears by his Acct which is 
Audited & Allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger Alderman Van- 
gelder Alderman Philipse M"^ Teller M' Roosevelt and M"" Jay or any 
five of them be A Committee to Employ Workmen and purchase Ma- 
terialls for the sufficient NeedfuU and nessessary Repair of the ferry 
house Bam & Bridge belonging to this Corporation at the ferry at 
Brookland on Nassaw Island and that they take Care the same be 
Speedily EflFected 

Ordered that Alderman Philipse and M' Jay be A Committee to 
Repair the Common sewer and the Bridge at the south End of the 
Broad Street with all Convenient Expedition & to Employ Labourers 
to Levell the Dunghills on the West side of the Dock. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster Treasurer 

330 of this City or Order the sum of Eight pounds five 
Warrant Issued Shillings Currt Money of New York being for A 

Bonfire Wine &c : on the 28^1* day of May last being 
his Majesties Birthday as Appears by his Acci which is Audited & 
allowed 

Ordered that all Persons be Restrained from throwing any Dung, 
Ashes, Dirt, Rubbish, Ordures, or Other Nastiness on the West side 
of the Dock between the Dock & Whitehall and that Publick Placarts 
be put up to give Notice thereof Accordingly and that Alderman 
Philipse and M*" Jay Imploy Labourers to Levell the same. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to M' John Wright Watchmaker 

331 or Order the sum of five pounds Currt Money of 
Warrant Issued New York in full of half A Years sallary for look- 
ing after & keeping in Order the Publick Clock of 

this City due & Ending the Eighth day of May last 
[33] Ordered that unless the Inhabitants and Proprietors of the Lotts 
of Land on the West Side of the Broadway do Agree with this Cor- 
poration for Grants to Low water mark fronting their Respective 
Lotts on or before the first day of September Next; that this Cor- 
poration will then Grant the same unto any Other Person or Persons 
who desire to be Purchasors thereof Provided this Order be no Barr 
or Prejudice to those Persons who have already Petitioned for the 
Land in the Rear of their Respective Lotts. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

332 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Currt Money of New York in 

full of one Quarter of A years sallary due & End- 
ing the seventh Instant. 

City of ^^j, AiT A Common Council held at the 

New York^ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

23? day of July Anno Domini 1723 
Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq' Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Oliver Teller ^ 

Andries Maerschalck 

William Roome 

Johannes Roosevelt 

May Bickley 

Augustus Jay 

Ordered that all the Laws Orders & Ordinances of this Cor- 
poration which were Made Renewed Established and Published the 
twenty second day of April now last past, be, and are hereby Made, Or- 
dained, Renewed, Established and Published; and Ordered to be and 



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Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the 
date hereof. 

Ordered, there be a Bonfire at the usual place within this City on 
Thursday the first day of August Next Ensueing with the usual Quan- 
tity of good Wine at the Charge of this Corporation being the Anni- 
versary of his Majesties happy Accession to the Throne of Great 
Brittain &c : and that the Treasurer provide the same &c : 
[34] Resolved that the Land between high water Mark and low water 
Mark on Hudsons River from the house of M' Gaesbeck near the Fort 
to the Green Trees Commonly Called the Locust Trees near the Eng- 
lish Church be Granted to the Respective Inhabitants and Proprietors 
of the I^tts of Land on the West side of the Broadway at the Annual 
Rent of three pence ^ foot, (if they see Cause to Accept of A Grant of 
the same on those Terms) and if they Refuse that the same Land be 
Granted to any Other Person or Persons who Shall purchase the same 
at the Annual Rent of Six pence ^ foot payable to this Corporation. 
And Order'd. that M*" Recorder, Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman 
Philipse Alderman Stuyvesant, M^ Teller, M*" Maerschalck & M'" Roose- 
velt or any five of them whereof the Recorder to be One be A Com- 
tee to Cause the Said Lands to be surveyed and laid out ; leaving Con- 
venient Streets Wharfs and Slips ; and to Ascertain and appoint when, 
in what Manner and by whom the same Streets Wharfs and Slips are 
to be made Compleated and finished & kept in Repair & to Ascertain 
the Annual Rent to be paid by Every Purchaser and make their Report 
with all Convenient Expedition. 

Upon Reading the Petition of Mf William Wibling one of the Ferry- 
men of this City. Order'd the same Petition be Referred to the Con- 
sideration of Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Cortlandt 
and Alderman Philipse, M' Teller, M'' Maerschalck & M' Roosevelt or 
any five of them to Examine into the Allegations thereof & also that 
they summons Mf Dean (the Other Ferryman) and the said Wibling 
before them & hear their Respective Complaints and use their En- 
deavours to heal their Differences & to Reconcile the said Ferrymen ; 
and if they Cannot, to Report to this Court what may be proper to be 
done therein & which of them have broken their Covenants with this 
Corporation & make their Report with all Convenient Expedition. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*> Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall of 

333 this City or Order the sum of two pounds Nineteen 

Warrant Issued Shillings Current Money of New York in full for 

A Quarter of A years sallary due and Ending the 



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fourteenth Instant & for three Journeys to Harlem as appears by his 
Ace! which is Audited & allowed 

Upon Reading An Act of General Assembly made in the Ninth 
Year of his Present Majesties Reign Entituled an Act for paying 
Ebenezer Willson, John Van Home, Abraham Gouverneur & sarah the 
Widow and Relict of Johannes Hardenbroek deceased for serving in 
General Assembly, it is therefore hereby Ordered Pursuant to the 
directions of the Aforesaid Act, that M' Mayor do Issue his Warrant 
or Warrants to the Assessors & Collectors of [35] each Respective 
Ward within the said City and County Requiring them to Assess and 
Collect within the said City and County the sum of One hundred forty 
four pounds Six Shillings and also Nine pence in the pound for the 
Collectors and one Shilling in the pound for the City Treasurer for 
Receiving and paying the same Over and above the Aforesaid One 
hundred and forty four pounds Six Shillings to be paid in the propor- 
tions & to the Respective Persons following that is to Say. 

To Ebenezer Willson his Executors &c : 42 — 18 — 00 

To Abraham Gouverneur his Executors &c: 18 — 12 — 00 

To John Vanhorne his Executors &c : 42 — 06 — 00 

To Sarah Hardenbroek her Extrs &c 40 — 10 — 00 

on or before the first Tuesday in November Next Ensueing and that 
the same be Assessed Collected and paid into the hands of the Treas- 
urer of the City of New York for the uses Aforesaid on or before the 
Tenth day of October Next Ensueing 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

25*1* day of July Anno Domini 1723. 

Present Robert Walter ESqt Mayor 
David Jamison ESq' Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hernianus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Johannes Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 

This Court having taken into their Consideration the great service 

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lately done to this Province in particular as well as to all Other his 
Majesties good subjects in General by Capl Peter Solgard Commander 
of his Majesties Ship Greyhound the Station ship of this Province 
who lately on A Cruise upon this Coast in the due Execution & dis- 
charge of his Duty upon Intelligence given him sought for Pursued 
and Engaged two Pyrate Sloops Commanded by One Low (A Notori- 
ous & Inhumane Pyrate) one of which Sloops he took After a Resolute 
Resistance & Very much Shattered the Other [36] who by the favour 
of the Night Escaped, twenty Six of which Pyrates So taken being 
lately Executed at Rhode Island, not only Eased this City and Prov- 
ince of A Very great trouble but of A Very Considerable Expence &c : 
It is therefore Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that this Corporation 
do present the Said Cap*. Solgard with the Freedom of this Corporation 
as A Mark of the Great Esteem they have for his Person as well as for 
the Aforesaid Great and good services, And that the Seal of the said 
Freedom be Inclosed in A Gold Box ; that M' Recorder and M' Bickley 
do draw the Draft of the said Freedom signifying therein the GratefuU 
sense of this Corp<>ration for so signal A service to the Publick Bene- 
fit & Advantage of Mankind. That Alderman Kip, And Alderman 
Cruger do prepare the Said Box, that the Arms of this Corporation be 
Engraved on one side thereof and A Representation of the Engage- 
ment on the Other with this Motio (Viz*) Quaesitos Humani Generis 
Hostes debellare Superbum 10 ^ Junii 1723 That the Town Clerk 
Cause the same Freedom to be handsomely Ingrossed upon Parchment 
& that the whole Corporation do wait upon him to Present the same. 

City of I ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

Sixth day of August Anno Dom 1723 

Present Robert Walter ESq'^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 



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William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 323 

Order 'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay unto M*^ Charles Le Roux Gold- 

334 smith or Order the sum of twenty three pounds 

Warrant Issued Nineteen Shillings Current Money of New York for 
A Gold Box and Engraving the same (by this Cor- 
poration presented unto Cap^ Peter Solgard Commander of his Majes- 
ties Ship Greyhound for his Signal service in taking Pyrates upon this 
Coast &c:) as Appears by his Acd which is Audited and allowed 

[37] This day, this Corporation Waited upon CapJ Peter Solgard 
Commander of his Majesties Ship Greyhound and Presented unto him 
the Freedom of this Corporation in the Words following, and also A 
Gold SnufF Box with the Arms of this Corporation handsomely En- 
graved on one Side thereof, and on the Other his Majesties Ship 
Greyhound Engaging two Pyrate Sloops and A Motto Over them 
(Viz*) Quaesitos Humani Generis Hostes Debellare Superbum) which 
Cap*. Solgard Accepted with Great satisfaction and Invited this Corpo- 
ration to A Collation to Morrow Night. 

City of ) «^ Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor and the Aldermen 

New York j of the City of New York. To all to whom these Pres- 

ents Shall Come send Greeting Whereas CapJ Peter 
Solgard Commander of his Majesties Ship the Greyhound (the Present 
Station Ship of this Province) in his Cruise having Intelligence of two 
Pyrate Sloops of Considerable force in Consortship under the Com- 
mand of one Low a Notorious Pyrate, that had (for upwards of two 
years past Committed many Depredations Murders and Barbarities 
upon Many of his Majesties subjects and AUyes) lately Come upon this 
Coast hath with great Diligence and Outmost Application, Pursued 
Over taken and after A stubborn Resistance Vanquisht and Overcome 
both of them taking one and driving the Other from our Coast. 
Which Action as it is Glorious in it self, so it is Glorious in the Publick 
Benefits and Advantages that flow from it (to witt) the safety and 
Freedom of our own Trade and Commerce and of all the Neighbouring 
Provinces on this Continent, such Signal services done agt the Enemies 
of Mankind Merritts the Applause of all good Men but more Im- 
mediately from those of this Province who are Appointed his particu- 
lar Care and Charge. We therefore the Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monality of the City of New York Assembled in Common Council to 
Express our Gratefull sense and Acknowledgment to the said Cap! 
Peter solgard for so Noble and faithfull discharge of his Duty and 
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to his Person do Unanimously present him and beg his kind Acceptance 
of the Freedom of the Corporation of this City of New York and that 
he will please to become A fellow Citizen with us. 

These are therefore, to Certifie and declare that the said Capt. 
Peter Solgard is hereby Admitted [38] Received and Allowed A Free- 
man and Citizen of the said City of New York To Have Hold Enjoy 
and Partake of all & singular the Advantages Benefitts Liberties Privi- 
ledges Franchises Freedoms and Immunities whatsoever Granted or 
belonging to the same City. In Testimony whereof the said Mayor 
hath hereunto subscribed his Name and Caused the seal of the said City 
to be Affixed the twenty fifth day of July in the Ninth Year of the 
Reign of our sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God King of 
Great Brittain France and Ireland Defender of the faith Ac: Annoq 
Domini 1723 



City of / 



New Yorkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
tenth day of August Anno Domini 1723 



Present 



j^ESq'"^ Aldermen 



Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq*^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Frederick PhiJipse 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 
May Bickley 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to M'' Teunis Tiebout Carpenter or 

Order the sum of Sixty Six pounds One Shilling 

and Six pence three farthings Current Money of 

New York it being for Carpenters Work, Materialls 

Workmen and Labourers for Repairing the ferryhouse Bam Bridge 

and Pen at the ferry on Nassau Island as appears by his Ace! which 

is Audited and Allowed. 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M*" Harmanus Vangelder or 

336 Order the sum of fourteen pounds five Shillings and 
Warrant Issued Nine pence CurH Money of New York being for 

Bricklayers Work & Lime for Repairing the ferry 
house on Nassau Island as Appears by his Acc^ which is Audited and 
Allowed 

[39] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N« Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

337 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Eight 
Warrant Issued pounds two Shillings and three pence Currt Money 

of New York being for A Bonfire Wine &c: on the 
first day of tliis Instant August being the Anniversary of his Majesties 
happy Accession to the Crown of Great Brittain as Appears by his 
Ace* which is Audited and Allowed. 

Order'd that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Van 
Gelder, Alderman Cortlandt, Mr Teller, M*" Roosevelt and M^ Jay or 
any five of them be A Committee to Inspect the Docks and Wharfs of 
this City and View the Damages Sustained by the late Storm on tlie 
29*^ of July last past. That they Call to their Assistance some Able 
Workmen and Skillfull Artists and take their Opinion what will be the 
best and Easiest Method of Repairing the Said Wharfs and to make an 
Estimate of the Charge thereof to the Next Common Council. 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkjf City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

13".* day of August Anno Domini 1723 
Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'" Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 

Hermanns Vangelder ^ ESq" Aldermen 
Fredrick Philipse 
William Roonic 
Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck ^Assistants 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 

The Committee Appointed the 10*^^ Instant for Inspecting and I'x- 
amining into the Damages done to the Wharfs Inclosing the grc^at 
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the same Dock and Wharfs by the late Great Storm on the 29*$* day of 
July last, do Report, that they have Called to their Assistance several 
Able Workmen & Skillfull Persons to View the same and do find that 
the said Wharfs are allmost Intirely Ruined and washed Away by the 
said Storm and that the Repairing thereof (to render them service- 
able and use full to the Publick by a Modest Computation) will Cost 
three hundred pounds or [40] thereabouts. It is therefore hereby 
Ordered that the same Committee without delay do procure Materialls 
and Employ Workmen and Labourers NeedfuU and Nessessary for 
the speedy & Effectual Repairing the said Wharfs and great Dock 
so as to Render them again of Publick use and service, and that the 
Expence & Charge thereof be paid and satisfied by this Corporation. 
And that they make their Report of their proceedings therein with all 
Convenient Expedition. 

City of ) ^,o Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Munday the 

second day of September Anno Dorti 1723 
Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq'^ Recorder 
John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt ^ESq" Aldermen 

Frederick Phillipse 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck s- Assistants 
Augustus Jay J 

Ordered that the Treasurer do without delay pay all such Acc^* 
Notes and Orders as shall be drawn upon him by the Committee (Ap- 
pointed for Repairing the Wharfs Inclosing the Great Dock) or any 
three of them for Materialls Labour or Other things to be used and 
Imployed for that service that he keep a Distinct Acct. thereof, which 
Ace* Notes and Orders Shall be unto him sufficient Vouchers for the 
said Payments upon his Obtaining A Warrant for the whole Expence 
thereof. 

Or'der'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to M^ John Anthony Glazier or 

338 Order the sum of four pounds two shillings & ten 

Warrant Issued pence half penny Currl Money of New York being 

for Glass Lead Sawder & Nails & Glazing the ferry 

house on Nassau Island as Appears by his Ace! which is Audited and 

Allowed 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M' Hendrick Tiebout Carpenter 
or Order the sum of five pounds seventeen Shillings 
CurrS Money of New York for Nineteen days and 
half A days work by him done at the ferry house 
on Nassau Island as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed 



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[41] City of )gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

30*^ day of September Anno Dom 1723 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
^ Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Phillipse 
Gerardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
/' Augustus Jay 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day 
One Alderman, One Assistant, two Assessors, One Collector and One 
Petty Constable in the five Wards on the south side of the fresh Water ; 
And One Alderman, One Assistant, two Assessors two Collectors, two 
Petty Constables, and four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward 
of the said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the said 
Ward to serve in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing, Ac- 
cording to the usage Laws & Ordinances of the said City. And Ac- 
cordingly the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the 
Clock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the said City under the 
hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenor 
of the aforesaid Warrants as followeth (Viz*) 

f Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ Alderman 
John Roosevelt assistant 

Eastward J R^'^^ ^et 

Hendrick Meyer 

Mordecai Gomez Collector 

Anthonv Webb Constable 



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West Ward . 



[42I 



North Ward 



south Ward 



Dock Ward 



Out Ward 



'^Hermanus Vangcldcr 
ESq^ 

William Roome 

Thomas Windover 

Arent Van Hooke 

Gerrardus Comfort 

Elbert Liverson 

Jacobus Kip ESq"" 

Andries Maerschalck 

Ary Koning 

Charles Crooke 

Phillip schuyler 

John Balm 

Frederick Phil ipse Esq' 

Augustus Jay 

John Harris 

William Smith 

Dirck Cooke 

Andrew Bresteade 

John Cruger ESq^ 

Oliver Teller 

Coenraet Teneyck 
1 John Cazall 

John Hastier 

Thomas Inglis 
f Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
ESqr 

May Bickley ESq' 

Samuell Kip 

Claes Dyckman 

Martin Van Iverin 

Elias Allbody 

Johannes Slingerland 

Johannes Waldron 

John Naglc 

Johannes Sensing Jun' 

Samuell Bensing 
^zachariah syckells 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 

AJderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 

Surveyors of 

Highways 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
Surveyors of 

Highways 



for ye: 
Bowry 
Division 



for Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency William Burnet ESq^ Capt General & Gouvernor 
in Chiefe of this Province in Council hath been pleased to Nominate 
Robert Walter ESqt the Present Mayor of tMs City of New York to 



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be Mayor of the said City for the year Ensueing and William Dugdale 
ESqT the Present sheriff to be sheriff of the City and County of New 
York for the year Ensueing 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peyster 
ESqf the Present Treasurer of this City be and is hereby Elected and 
Appointed to be Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for 
the year Ensueing 

Mr Mayor hath Appointed Andrew Bresteade (who was this day 
Elected Constable of the south Ward) to be high Constable of this 
City for the year Ensueing. & thereupon it is Ordered that the Mayor 
Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the south Ward to Elect another 
fitt Person to serve as Contsable of the said Ward for the year 
Ensueing 4; that the Election be made on Munday Next 

[43] City of ) j,« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

fourteenth day of October Anno Dom 1723 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome ^ 

Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
May Bickley 
Augustus Jay 

This day the Mayor attended by the Recorder Sheriff Aldermen, 
Assistants, Chamberlain, Town Clerk, assessors Collectors High Con- 
stable Petty Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation about 
the hour of Eleven in the forenoon of the same day went in their 
formalities from the City Hall to his Majesties Garrison Fort George, 
and there waited upon the Gentlemen of his Majesties Council in 
the Council Chamber who by Vertue of his Majesties Writt of Dedi- 
mus Potestatem Administred the Oaths Appointed by Law to be taken 



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330 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

unto the said Robert Walter ESq*" Mayor of this Corporation & Wil- 
liam Dugdale ESq^ Sheriff of this City and County & delivered unto 
them their Respective Commissions, whereupon the Mayor attended 
as aforesaid went to Trinity Church where divine service was per- 
formed and A sermon preached by the Reverend M*^ Vesey Minister 
of this City Suitable to the solemnity of the day and from thence the 
Corporation Returned to the City Hall where after the Ringing of 
three Bells the Commissions of the Mayor and of the SheriflF were 
published. And then they Repaired to the Common Council Chamber 
where the Mayor Resumed the Chair and then the Oaths Appointed 
by Law to be taken were Administred unto Jacobus Kip John Cruger, 
Hermanus Vangelder Phillip Cortlandt, Frederick Philipse & Ger- 
rardus Stuyvesant ESq" Aldermen. William Roome, Oliver Teller 
Andries [44] Andries Maerschalck, John Roosevelt, May Bickley & 
Augustus Jay Assistants, Cornelius De Peyster ESq'^ Treasurer, 
Andrew Bresteade High Constable, Anthony Webb, Elbert Liverson, 
Thomas Inglis, Martin Van Iverin & Johannes Bensen Jun' Petty 
Constables. 

John Balm who was Elected Constable of the North Ward and 
William sims who was Elected (since the first Election) Constable of 
the south Ward, not Appearing 

Order'd there be A Bonfire at the usual place within this City at 
the Charge of this Corporation with the usual Quantity of good Wine 
on Sunday Next being the anniversary of his Majesties Coronation and 
that the Treasurer provide the same. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

340 of this City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four 
Warrant Issued shillings Current Money of New York in full of 

half A years sallary due & Ending this day and for 
Pen Ink and Paper for one Year which is Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*» Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

341 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of One 
Warrant Issued hundred fifty three pounds Eight Shillings & Eleven 

pence half penny being Moneys by him paid by 
Order of the Committee for Repairing the Dock as appears by Acct. 
of the Particulars thereof which is Audited and Allowed 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M*" John Deane or Order the 

342 sum of thirty pounds fifteen Shillings Curr^ Money 

Warrant Issued of New York, it being for Victualls & Drink for 

Workmen and Labourers and for the Committees 

at Sundry times and for some Materialls and Labourers Wages in 

Repairing the ferry house at Brookland as Appears by his Acct. which 

is Audited & Allowed. 

Ordered that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger and Alderman 
Philipsc be A Committee to Call M^ Anthony Ham to acct forthwith 
for the Revenue of the Dock and Crane and all such Moneys as he 
has in his hands belonging to this Corporation, that they may Require 
him without delay to pay the Ballance into the hands of the Treasurer 
of this City and make their Report with all Convenient Expedition 

[45] City of )^« Att a Common Council held at the 



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New York J City Hall of the said City on Wensday the 

23^ day of October Anno Dom 1723 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq'" Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerardus Stuyvesant 

Oliver Teller S 

Andries Maerschalck .... 
T , T^ ,^ > Assistants 

John Roosevelt [ 

Augustus Jay J 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation and all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of the same 
which were Made Renewed Established and Published the twenty 
third day of July last past, be, and are hereby Renewed Made Ordained 
Established and Published and Order'd to be Continue and Remain in 
full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 
Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

343 of this City or Order the sum of two pounds Nine- 

Warrant Issued teen Shillings and four pence half penny Currt 
Money of New York being for one Quarter of A 



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Years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant and for three 
Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his Ace* which is allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to M*" Dennis Mahany the Publick 

344 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Current Money of New York 

in full of one Quarter of A Years sallary due & 

Ending the seventh day of September last past. 

Order'd that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger and Alderman 
Philipse be A Committee to Agree with four Able Citizens of this 
Corporation to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City for six Months 
to Commence from the first day of November Next and make their 
Report to the Next Common Council. 

[46] Order'd tliat Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger Alderman Philipse 
M*^ Teller, M^ Roosevelt and jM*" Jay or any five of them be A Commit- 
tee to Audit the Treasurers Books & Accounts and all Other Publick 
Accompts of this Corporation and make their Report with all Con- 
venient Expedition. 

The Committee for Auditing the Publick Accts made their Report 
on the Acct of M^ Anthony Ham the Dockmaster in these words 
following (Viz') 

New York the 16*^ february 1722-3 we the Committee for Audit- 
ing the Publick Accts of this Corporation by Order of Common 
Council have Examined the aforementioned Accts of Anthony Ham 
Dockmaster Relating to Dockage and Craneidge and Disburstments 
and find the Ballance in his hands seventy four pounds seven Shillings 
and A penny besides out Standing debts from the first day of November 
171 3 to the first day of November 1722 Amounting to One hundred 
Eighty seven pounds five Shillings which is humbly submitted by 

John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt. 

Order'd that Alderman Stuyvesant do Acquaint Matthias Buys 
John Boss, Martin Van Iverin, Ryer Hansen and John Home, that 
unless they Speedily Execute the Counterpart of the Respective Leases 



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for the Land lately Agreed by this Corporation to be Demised unto 
them Respectively that they will be put out of Possession thereof and 
the same Leased to Other Tenants 

Ordered there be a Bonfire on the fifth day of November Next at 
the usual place within this City with the usual quantity of Wine at the 
Charge of this Corporation it being the Anniversary of the horrid 
Gunpowder Plot, and that the Treasurer provide the same. 



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City of ) 
New York! 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on fryday the 
twenty second day of November Anno 
Dom 1723 



Present Robert Walter ESq'^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq' Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 



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NO 

345 
Warrant Issued 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Robert Campbell John Dela- 
montagne, Jacobus Delamontagne and Michael Cor- 
nelisse the Watch and Bellmen of this City or Order 
the sum of thirty Six pounds Current Money of 

New York in full for Six Months sallary as Watch and Bellmen of this 

City due and ending the first Instant 

The Committee for Agreeing with Bellmen & Watch Report that 
they have agreed with Harman Bussing Robert Campbell Johannes 
Delamontagne and John Welch to be the Bellmen and Watch of this 
City from the first Instant to the first day of May Next for the sum 
of thirty Six pounds Current Money of this Province, which Report 
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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
North Ward for the Electing A Constable for the said Ward in the 
Room of John Balm who was lately Elected into that Office & has 
since withdrawn himself out of this Corporation whereby there is 
Vacancy of that Office, and that the said Election be on Tuesday 
Next. 

Order'd that the said John Balm be and is hereby fined fifteen 
pounds for Neglecting & Refusing to serve in the said Office of Con- 
stable of the North Ward of this City as the Law directs and that on 
his Return to this Corporation, that the Mayor Issue his Warrant for 
Levying the same Accordingly. 

[48] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

346 of this City or Order the sum of five pounds seven- 
Warrant Issued teen shillings and six pence Current Money of New 

York being for Drawing & Engrossing on Parch- 
ment Capt Solgards Freedom and drawing and Engrossing several 
pairs of Leases for Land in the Bowry Division of the Out Ward to 
Martin Van Iverin & Others as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited 
and allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M"" John Wright Watchmaker 

347 of this City or Order the sum of five pounds Curr* 
Warrant Issued Money of New York in full for half A Years sal- 

lary for looking after Winding up and keeping in 
Order the Publick Town Clock of this City due and Ending the Eighth 
Instant. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M" Catharine Post or Order the 

348 sum of three pounds one Shilling and Nine pence 
Warrant Issued Curr* Money of New York for Expences at her 

house in paying Boatmen Carmen Labourers &c : for 
Repairing the Dock as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster Esq*" 

349 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of seven 
Warrant Issued pounds Nine Shillings and one penny half penny in 

full for A Bonfire Wine &c: on the 20**» day of 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 33^ 

October last being the Anniversary of his Majesties Coronation as 
Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

350 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Eight 

Warrant Issued pounds five Shillings Currt Money of New York in 

full for A Bonfire Wine &c: on the fifth day of 

November Instant being the Anniversary of Gunpowder Treason as 

Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and Allowed. 



[49] City of )^« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

I7*^ day of December Anno Dolff 1723 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt \ 

Augustus Jay 



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Assistants. 



Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangelder, Alderman 
Philipse M'' Teller M*^ Roosevelt and M*" Maerschalck or any five of 
them be A Committee to Assist Alderman Kip in surveying and lay- 
ing out A Tract of Land lying Near the Common of this City, near 
the late Windmill of Jasper Nessepot According to his Patent of Con- 
firmation bearing date the tenth day of April 1696. and that in la3ring 
out the same they take Care the Street Called the Broadway be Con- 
tinued of the breadth it now is. and make their Report with all Con- 
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City of ) ^« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York^ City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 

22? day of January Anno DoiR 1723 [-4.] 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger ^ ESq'^'' Aldermen 

Hermanus Vangelder 

William Roome 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 

[50] Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation and also the following Laws [(]Viz*) A Law for Mark- 
ing of Butter. A Law agt Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brick- 
makers and Charcoale Burners. A Law Establishing fees for the 
Sloughter houses. A Law Restraining slaves Negroes and Indians 
from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A Law for Regulating 
the Burial of Slaves, and A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef 
and Pork and all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of the same Cor- 
poration which were Made Renewed Established and Published the 
twenty third day of October last past, be and are hereby Renewed 
Made Ordained Established and Published and Order d to be Con- 
tinue and Remain in full force and \^ertue for three Months from and 
after the date hereof. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Marshall 

351 of this City or Order the sum of three pounds and 
Warrant Issued Nine pence Curr^ Money of New York being for 

one Quarter of A Years sallary due and Ending the 
fourteenth Instant for several Journeys to Harlem and for A Bell 
Rope as Appears by his Acct. which is allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M*^ Dennis Mahany the Publick 

352 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Currl Money of New York in 

full of One Quarter of A years sallary due and 
Ending the seventh day of December last. 



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City of ) 5,^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

i8*? day of February Anno Dofff 1723 [-4-] 

Present Robert Walter ESq'^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESqf Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Phillipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
[51] Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

Andries Maerschalck ^Assistants 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 

Itt Appearing to this Court that William Wibling the Lessee of 
the Ferry Established on New York side hath neglected his Duty in 
Attending the said Ferry, in breach of his Covenants and Refused to 
pay the Quarterly Rent due for the same, and hath wholy declined 
giving Any further Attendance or Employing any Boats on the Said 
Ferry for the future (& Offers to surrender his Lease of the same) 
to the Great Detriment of this Corporation as well as the Great 
Disappointment of all Persons who have Occasion to Pass the said 
Ferry. 

Itt is therefore Resolved by this Court (Nemine Contra dicente) 
that this Corporation will Enter upon the same the twenty fifth day 
of March Next for Non Payment of the Rent &c : and that the said 
Ferry Between New York and Nassau Island to be Established at the 
City of New York Between the Slip at Burgers Path and the Great 
Dock of the said City be Lett to Farm for four years to Commence 
the twenty fifth day of March next ensueing the date hereof to the 
highest bidder on the like Conditions the same was formed to the said 
William Wibling. That the same be Lett to Farm on Tuesday the 
third day of March Next Ensueing at the house of Theophilus Els- 
worth in this City at three A Clock in the Afternoon, and that the 
Town Qerk Cause Printed Advertisements thereof forthwith to be 
Published. 

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338 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Committee for Auditing^ the Treas- 
Audit of the erers Books and Ace'? have Made their Re- 

Treasurers Accts port which was Read and Approved and 

from y«: 14*? October Orderd to be Entred being in the Words 
1722 to the 14^ following (Viz*) 

October 1723 City of New York SS We the Comittee 

Ballance Due to Appointed by the Common Council to Audit 

the Corporation and Examine the Publick Ace** of this City 

126 — II — ooj4 have Examined that of Capt Cornelius De 

Peyster Treasurer of this Corporation and 
find that he has Received of the City Cash since the fourteenth of 
October 1722 (Including the former Ballance being three hundred 
Ninety four Pounds four Shillings and six pence three farthings) the 
sum of Seven hundred thirty pounds Eleven Shillings and six pence 
three farthings and by him paid by Warrants [52] &c: for the City use 
five hundred seventy five pounds five Shillings and three pence fartli- 
ing and for his Commissions for Receiving and Paying the same 
twenty Eight pounds fifteen Shillings and three pence farthing so 
that by Ballance on the fourteenth of October last, One hundred 
twenty six pounds Eleven Shillings and one farthing Still Remains 
in his hands in favour of this Corporation which is humbly sub- 
mitted by 

Jacobus Kip 
New York 30*^ December 1723 John Cruger 

Fred: Philipse 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

353 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Six 

Warrant Issued pounds thirteen Shillings and three pence Curr! 

Money of New York in full for Six Yards and A 

Quarter of Green Broad Qoth to Cover the Table in the Common 

Council Chamber at 20/ ^ Yard and for silk and Making the same as 

Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and allowed 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 339 

City of ) ^.^, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 

21*^ day of March Anno DoffT i723[-4.] 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 



>^ESq" Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



Order'd that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Philipse 
M^ Teller and M"" Jay or any three of them be A Committee to Employ 
Labourers ftc: to Clear the Mouth of the Dock and Remove the sand 
Stones and Rubbish that lye near the same [53] That they Cause the 
Long Bridge and Common sewer to be mended and put in good 
Repair, and that M' Ham the Dockmaster do Attend the said Com- 
mittee and Obey their Nessessary Orders for the better performance 
thereof 

Ordered the Treasurer pay to M^ Theophilus 
N^ Elsworth or Order the sum of three pounds thirteen 

354 Shillings and six pence Current Money of New 
Warrant Issued York being for Expences of this Corporation at his 

house on the third day of this Instant March with 
Intent to Demise the ferry as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited 
and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay unto Dennis Mahany the Publick 

355 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Current Money of New York 

in full for One Quarter of A Years sallary due and 
Ending the seventh Instant. 

0iu>er'd that Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger Alderman Cort- 
landt M' Teller and M' Roosevelt or any three of them be A Com- 
mittee to Lett to farm the Ferry of this City to be Established on New 



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340 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

York side for the Term of four years from the 25*** Instant to such 
sufficient and Able Person or Persons and upon such Terms as they 
shall think Convenient (together with the House at the Ferry at 
Brookland lately Recovered from John seabring.) upon the Condi- 
tions the same was Demised to William Wibling & make their Report 
with all Convenient Expedition. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Teunis Tiebout Carpenter 

356 or Order the sum of sixteen pounds Six Shillings 

Warrant Issued and two pence Current Money of New York in 
full of his Acct for Carpenters Work and Mate- 
rials for Repairing the Common sewer, and sundry Repairs at tlie 
City Hall as Appears by his Ace* (in July August and November last) 
which is Audited & Allowed 



[54] City of }«o Att a Common Council held at the 

New York V City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

23? day of April Anno Domini 1724 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 



ESq" Justices 



>- Assistants 



Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation, and also the following Laws (Vizt) A Law for Marking 
of Butter. A Law against Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brick- 
makers and Charcole Burners. A Law Establishing fees for the 
Sloughter Houses. A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians 
from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A Law for Regulating the 



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Burial of Slaves. And A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and 
Pork and all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of the same which 
were Made Renewed Established and Published the twenty second day 
of January last be and are hereby Renewed Made Ordained Established 
and Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force 
and Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Order 'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

357 of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds Nine 
Warrant Issued Shillings Current Money of New York in full of 

half A Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth 
Instant and for Nine Shillings by him paid to the Printer for Printing 
Advertisements for Letting the ferry to farm on New York side as 
Appears by his Acct. which is Audited in Common Council and 
Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrants to the 
N? Treasurer to pay to Mr Robert Crannell Marshall 

358 of this City or Order the sum of three pounds Eight- 
Warrant Issued een Shillings Currt Money of New York, being for 

one Quarter of A Years sallary due and Ending the 
fourteenth Instant, for Providing the Common Council for one year 
with fire and Candle, for Sweeping the Prison Chimneys, for Mend- 
ing the Windows in the City Hall & for A Journey to Harlem as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited in Common Council and 
Allowed. 

[55] Order'd thatAlderman Kip,Alderman Cruger, Alderman Cort- 
landt Alderman Philipse M*" Teller Mf Roosevelt and M*" Jay or 
any five of them be A Committee to Cause the Land belonging to 
this Corporation lying on the West Side of the Weighhouse and 
the Great Dock to be Surveyed and laid out in Convenient Lotts in 
Order to Erect Buildings thereon, that the same may be Lett to 
ffarme on A Ground Rent for such Term of Years as Shall be 
Agreed on by this Court and make their Report with all Conven- 
ient Expedition. 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Out Ward of this City to Elect A sufficient Person to serve as As- 
sistant of the said Ward untill the fourteenth day of October Next 
in the Room of May Bickley ESqf deceased and that the Said 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Election be made on Saturday the second day of May Next En- 
sueing. 



City 
New York 



of 7 
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SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wensday 
the 13*** day of May Anno D0ITT 1724 



Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

David Jamison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



> Assistants 



M*" Phillip Minthorne who is Returned duely Elected Assist- 
ant for the Out Ward of this City in the Room of May Bickley 
ESq^ deceased had this day the Usual Oaths Appointed by Law 
Administred unto him & the Oath of A Common Council & then 
took his place in this Court Accordingly 

The Petition of Divers Inhabitants of the Broad Street for- 
merly Called the Heergraft within this City was read setting forth 
that on the two and twentieth day of June 1709 leave was Granted 
by this Court unto John Michael schutz and Catharine Provoost 
to take up the Pavement in part of the said Street at their Own 
Costs and Charges to lay some Wooden Pipes therein in Order 
to Drain their Cellars, and thereupon it was then Ordered by this 
Court that none of the [56] Neighbourhood Should presume to 
break up any of the said Street to place or joyn any Other Pipes 
into the Aforesaid Pipes without the leave & Licence of this Court 
they first Agreeing with the then Petitioners John Michael schutz 
and Catharine Provoost Aforesaid to pay A Proportionable part 
of the Charge thereof. And the said Petition of the Inhabitants 
of the Broad Street Aforesaid further setts forth that Whereas the 
said Drain so made by the Said John Michael Schutz and Catharine 
Provoost is much decayed and wants Either Clearing or Repairing 
and the Present Petitioners being willing to do the same or En- 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 343 

tants of the said Street as well as to the Neighbouring Streets 
which Run into the same. The Petitioners therefore most Humbly 
pray that they may have leave to Repair the Drain Aforesaid or 
to lay A New Drain through the Said Broad Street at their Own 
proper Cost & Charge and to cutt of [f] the Pipes and Drains of any 
Person or Persons that have lain them into the said Drain with- 
out Contributing to the Charge thereof. And that for the future 
no Person do Presume to break up any of the said Street or Joyn 
any Pipes or Drains into the said Main Publick Drain without the 
leave of this Court and first Agreeing with the Petitioners to pay 
A proportionable part of the Charge thereof or with Mess" Teunis 
Quick Charles Crooke and Egbert Van Borsen whom the Petition- 
ers pray may be Appointed Overseers of the said Publick Drain 
and have the Ordering and directing thereof. Which Petition is 
Granted by this Court According to the Payer thereof, and the 
Said Teunis Quick Charles Crook & Egbert Van Borsen are here- 
by Appointed Overseers of the Publick Drain aforesaid. 

The Petition of M" Margaret Coddrington was read, and Or- 
der d the same be Refer'd to Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger Al- 
derman Stuyvesant M' Teller, M*" Roosevelt M*" Maerschalck & 
M*" Minthorne or any five of them who are hereby Appointed A 
Committee to View the said Land and the Lease thereof and Re- 
port to this Court what will be proper to be done therein 

The Committee Appointed to lay out the Ground on the West 
side of the Dock & the Weigh House Report they have Caused A 
Draft to be made of ten Lotts, of the Part thereof Next the Street 
fronting the Custom House which Draft was Examined and Ap- 
proved & Order D the said Ten Lotts of Land be Lett to farm by Pub- 
lick [outcry] to the Highest bidder on the third Tuesday in June Next 
being [57] the Sixteenth day of the same Month at three A Clock 
in the Afternoon at the House of M' Obadiah Hunt Next to the 
Custom House on an Annual Ground Rent for the Term of one & 
forty Years and that Printed Advertisements thereof be published 
Accordingly. 

Order'd that M^ Recorder Commence an Action or Actions at 
the suit of this Corporation ag^ William Wibling late Lessee of 
part of the Ferry of this City for Arrearage of Rent or breach of 
Covenants or both as he shall see most Requisite and that the 
Treasurer deliver unto him the said Lease and the Bond of the 
said Wibling for performance of Covenants. 



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No 

359 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Harman Bussing, Robert Camp- 
bell Johannes Delamontagne & John Welch the Bell- 
men & Watch of this City the sum of thirty Six 
pounds CurrS Mcmey of New York in full for Six 
Months sallary due and Ending the first Instant. 

Ordered the same Bellmen and Watch Continue on the like sal- 
lary to the first day of November Next. 



City 
New York 



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Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 
the 26*? day of May Anno DoTff 1724 

Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 



John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Andries Maerschalck 

Augustus Jay 
Ordered there be a Bonfire at the Usual place within this City 
with the Usual Quantity of Wine at the Charge of this Corporation 
on Thursday Next the 28*^ Instant being the Anniversary of his 
Majts Birth day and that the Treasurer provide the same. 



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[58] City of ^gg 
New York( 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on fryday the 
I9*^ day of June Anno Doi!I 1724 
Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

David Jamison ESq*" Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalk 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 

Phillip Minthorne 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK J45 

An Order of his Excellency the Governour in Council with A 
Copy of A Petition Annexed of Stephen Richard Robert Crooke 
Obadiah Hunt ISaac Depeyster Sen^ Jacob Leisler Thomas Rob- 
erts and Benjamin Wynkoop some of the Inhabitants of the South 
Ward were read praying A Stop be put to the Letting to (Farm the 
ten Lotts of Land on the West side of the Dock & Weigh House 
for the Reasons therein alleadged Om)er'd M"" Recorder and M*" 
Murray do prepare an Answer for this Coporation thereunto 

The following answer to the Said Order and Petition was read 
and Approved and Order'd the same be Engrossed & signed by the 
Clerk ^ Order of Common Council & presented to His Excellency 
without delay. [Not entered.] 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 360 Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Pub- 

Warrant Issued lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of 
two pounds ten Shillings Currt Money of New 
York in full of One Quarter of A years sallary due and Ending the 
seventh Instant. 

Upon Reading the Petition of William Wibling late Lessee of 
part of the Ferry of this City. 

Ordered M' Recorder discharge him out of Prison at the suit 
of this Corporation for his Arrearage of Rent he giving Bond to 
pay the debt to this Corporation for his Arrearage of Rent in A 
year & paying the Costs of Prosecution Immediately 

[59] City of ^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 



New York ^ City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the 25*^ day of June Anno DofH 1724 
Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant. 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 



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346 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

His Majesties Commission under the Great seal of this Prov- 
ince Appointing Francis Harison ESqf Recorder of this City was 
read and Ordered to be Entred in the Minutes of this Court & the 
Said Francis Harison ESq^ took his place Accordingly & the Com- 
mission is in the words following (Viz*) 

George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ire- 
land King Defender of the faith &c: To our Trusty and well Be- 
loved Francis Harison ESq*" Greeting. We Reposing Especial 
Trust & Confidence in Your Loyalty Prudence Integrity and 
Ability Have Given & Granted and by these Presents do Give and 
Grant unto you the said Francis Harison the Office of Recorder of 
our City of New York in America in the Room and Stead of David 
Jamison ESq*^ To Have and to Hold Exercise and Enjoy the said 
Office of Recorder of our said City of New York unto you the 
said Francis Harison for and during our pleasure, together with all 
and singular Fees Perquisites Powers Preheminencies Profitts 
and Advantages whatsoever to the said Office belonging or in any 
wise Appertaining, and We do by these Presents declare our 
former Commission Power and Authority to the said David Ja- 
mison to be Recorder of our said City of New York to be from 
henceforth Null and Void to all Intents Constructions and Pur- 
poses whatsoever In Testimony whereof We have Caused the Great 
seal of our said Province of New York to be hereunto Affixed. 
WiTTNESS our Trusty and [60] Well beloved William Burnet ESq' 
our Captain General and Govemour in Chief of our Provinces of 
New York, New Jersey and Territories thereon depending in Amer- 
ica and Vice Admiral of the same &c : at our Fort in New York the 
twenty second day of June in the tenth year of our Reign, Annoq 

Domini 1724. t d u- t^ — 

' ^ Is: Bobm. D. socry 

Order'd M'* Mayor M^ Recorder and Alderman Kip be A Com- 
mittee to wait upon his Excellency the Govemour and humbly pray 
his leaye, this Corporation may withdraw their answer lately pre- 
sented to his Excellency to the Petition of some of the Inhabitants 
of the South Ward, some Expressions therein being by Inadver- 
tency Incerted Contrary to their Intentions. 

Ordered that M^ Recorder Alderman Kip, Alderman Cruger, 
Alderman Cortlandt & Alderman Philipse or any three of them 
(whereof the Recorder to be one) be A Committee to draw an An- 



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swer of this Corporation to the Petition of some of the Inhabi- 
tants of some of the Inhabitants of the south Ward of this City lately 
Exhibited to his Excellency the Governour. 



City of )«« Att a Common Council held at the 

NewYorkJ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 

the 14*** day of July Anno Dofff 1724 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<> Treasurer to pay to M' Robert CranneU Mar- 

361 shall of this City or Order the sum of three 

Warrant Issued pounds fourteen Shillings and four pence half 

penny Curr* Money of New York in full of One 

Quarter of A years sallary due and Ending this day and for Money 

by him disburst for White Washing the City Hall Lime sand and 

Labourers as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

[61] The following Answer to the Petition of M^ Stephen Richard 
and Others was read and Approved and Orderd to be Engrossed 
and signed by the Mayor by Order of Common Council, and that 
M' Mayor or M"" Recorder Alderman Kip and Alderman Cruger 
forthwith present the same to his Excellency. (Viz*) 

To His Excellency William Burnet ESq^ Cap^ Gen- 
eral and Governour in Chief of his Majesties Provinces 
of New York and New Jersey and Territories depend- 
ing thereon in America and Vice Admiral of the same 
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348 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The answer of the Mayor Aldermen and 
Commonality of the City of New York in 
Common Council Assembled to the Petition 
of Stephen Richard, Jacob Leisler, Obadiah 
Hunt, Benjamin Wynkoop Robert Crooke 
Thomas Roberts and ISaac De Peyster Sen^ 
made in Obedience to an Order of Your Ex- 
cellency in Council the 15*^. June 1724 

May it Please Your Excellency 

The Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York 
have been served with A Copy of the above Mentioned Petition 
Pursuant to the Order of Your Excellency in Council for which 
favour we desire leave to tender your Excellency the most Humble 
thanks of this City and Corporation 

As we are Very unwilling to trespass on that time which Your 
Excellency Employs so much to the General good we hope we 
Shall be the more Excuseable if we Answer to or Observe upon 
no more of that Petition than what is Contain'd in those parts of it 
which the Petitioners Acknowledge to have been the Chief Mo- 
tives to the presenting of it, which Motives we Apprehend to be 
the fears they Express Concerning the south East Bastion erf his 
Majesties Fort being rendred Useless ; the loss of the Prospect they 
Enjoy by the Vacancy in the Petition mentioned, and their Inter- 
est (as they Term it) in that Ground where the Old Market House 
Once Stood and that Space where the Old Dock is filled up. 

We desire leave May it please Your Excellency to Assure you 
that when we proposd to Lease these Lots we did not forsee that 
any Buildings which might hereafter be Erected thereon would 
have Obstructed the Guns or weakened that Bastion, which Ranges 
over [62] those Lotts because Buildings upon Leases are seldom 
of such or Costly Structure but that they may be Soon removed 
upon any great Emergency, and the Builders upon these Lotts 
would, we believe have Considered from their Situation that their 
Sheds or Warehouses tc^ether with the Houses of some of the 
Petitioners (which are designed for Generations yet to Come) must 
in Case of Nessessity or whenever the Publick good required be 
laid in Rubbish in Order to Clear the Royal Fort of all Obstruc- 
tions; but we Neither Repine at the Advantage the Petitioners 
Enjoy nor desire any for our selves but what Your Excellency 
Shall declare fit for us to ask. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 349 

We readily and Humbly Acknowledge our Error in that before 
Publication for letting these Lotts we did not Apply for leave to 
Erect such Buildings thereon as your Excellency Should think 
Consistent with the Common safety which we know is allways 
Next Your heart ; but as your Excellency has favourably given us 
this Opportunity to Acknowledge that mistake we hope You will 
permitt us at the same time to Rectifie it; and we humbly desire 
Your Excellency likewise to Consider the late great and almost in- 
supportable Charge which has fallen on this Corporation by the 
Ruinous Condition of the Great Dock and of all its Walls Occa- 
sioned by the Storm in July last and now repaired or rather rebuilt 
and made sufficient for our Shiping, and also the Extraordinary 
as well as Constant Expence of Repairing the City Hall and Pub- 
lick Prisons with Other Contingent Charges that have Exhausted 
the Stock of this Corporation, and which We hoped in some Meas- 
ure to have Retriev'd by an Annual (the Inconsiderable Income) 
from such Leases as are at this day A Nusance and no Advantage 
to the City to which they belong 

We are not sencible that any Houses of the Petitioners (such 
only Excepted as are built or Owned by M"" Stephen Richard M' 
Robert Crooke and M"" Obadiah Hunt) have any delight or Advan- 
tage from the Prospect or Other benefit which this Vacancy Af- 
fords; these Persons indeed have Reasons and such as are of A 
Very Extraordinary Nature for Continuing it A Las«Stall as it 
now is. M"" Richard and M' Crooke having Manured and greatly 
improved A Certain Farm upon this Island belonging to the for- 
mer by means thereof, and M"" Hunt having the same View to A 
Garden which he has lately made behind the Ruins of Whitehall. 

We beg leave in this Humble Address to your Excellency *to 
Assert the undoubted Right which we have to the Soil of this Va- 
cancy upon which Right (if the Petitioners are resolv'd to Call it in 
Question) we are allways ready to join Issue; and therefore Shall 
not now Enter upon particulars which are too Numerous and too 
Minute and would we fear be at this time far too tedious for Your 
Excellencys hearing, as we likewise well know that [63] the Cor- 
poration is (if that Right Should be Controverted) happy in see- 
ing Your Excellency in Possession of that Honourable seat 
(which we pray may long Continue Your's) from whence your 
Excellency has allways impartially distributed Justice and Equity 
to all Degrees of Persons under your Administration and to which 
perhaps the Petitioners may soon give us Occasion to Apply. 



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We do as before in all Humble manner desire your Exceilen- 
cys leave to dispose of these Lotts in Order to build thereon or to 
lay them out in such Other manner as to your Excellencys great 
Prudence and Wisdom shall seem Convenient, and we presume to 
Conclude with Assuring Your Excellency that his Majesty -has 
not in his Dominions subjects more Loyal and more zealously de- 
voted to his most sacred Person his Illustrious House or his Royal 
Prerogative nor your Excellency in Either your Governments 
more Dutifull Affectionate faithfull & Obedient servants than this 
City and Corporation. 

Signed by Order of Common Council 
July the H^ 1724 R ^^,^^^ j^^y^^ 



City 
New York^ 



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Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday 
the 234 day of July Anno DoflT 1724. 

Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 



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John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

Augustus Jay 

Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation. And also the following Laws (Viz*) A Law for 
Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting Timber on the Com- 
mons by Brickmakers and Charcoal Burners. A Law Establish- 
ing ffecs for the Sloughter houses. A Law Restraining Slaves Ne- 
groes atid Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A 
Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. And A Law Relating to 
the Repacking of Beef and Pork, and all Other Laws Orders and 
Ordinances of the same City which were made Renewed Estab- 
lished & Published the twenty third day of April last, be and arc 
hereby Renewed Made [64] Ordained Established and published 
and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue 
for three Months from and after the date hereof. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 351 

Ordbr'd there be A Bonfire at the Charge of this Corporattoo 
at the Usual Publick place within this City, with the usual quantity 
of good Wine on the first day of August Next ; being the Anniyer- 
sary of his Majesties happy Accession to the throne ; and that the 
Treasurer provide the same. 

A Law Appointing proper places 

FOR UNLOADING OF HaY. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That no Hay be 
unloaded within this City but at Hudsons River near the House 
of Thomas Eld and to the Northward thereof, and at Beekmans 
Slip at the Lower End of Queen Street and to the Eastward there- 
of and that no Carman within this City do presume to load any 
Hay into his Cart or Ride the same from any Other place within 
this City on the south Side of the freshwater under the Penalty 
of three Shillings for each Offence, One half thereof to the Inform- 
er and the Other half to this Corporation to be Recovered before 
the Ma3ror Recorder or any one of the Aldermen of this City. 



City of )oc; Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 

the first day of September Anno DoffI 
1724 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 
Oliver Teller ^ 

John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthorne 



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WH«t£AS by an Act of General Assembly of this Colony made 
in the tenth Year of his present Majesties Reign Entituled an act 



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352 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

for paying Gcrrit Vanhorne, David Provoost, Johannes [65] Jan- 
sen and Jacobus Kip ESq" for serving in General Assembly Among 
Other things it is Enacted that the Mayor Recorder, Aldermen 
and Commonality of the said City Shall and are thereby directed 
and Required on or before the first Tuesday in September Next 
after the Publication of the said Act to meet at the City Hall of 
the said City and then and there Order the Raising on the Inhabi- 
tants Residents and sojourners of and in the said City and County 
the sum of Six Shillings Current Money of the Province of New 
York for every day it Shall Appear by Certificate signed by the 
Speaker of the General Assembly for paying and satisfying the said 
Gerrit Vanhorne, David Provoost, Johannes Jansen and Jacobus 
Kip or their Assigns Respectively for the said service; and Over 
and above for Collecting of the said Money to Every Collector the 
sum of Nine pence in the pound and to the City Treasurer for Re- 
ceiving and paying the same the sum of one Shilling in the pound 
as by the Aforesaid Act more at large Appeareth 

And Whereas it Appeareth to this Court by Certificates under 
the hand of Robert Livingston ESq^ the Present Speaker of the 
General Assembly of this Colony that the said Gerrit Vanhorne 
hath served in General Assembly as A Representative for the City 
and County of New York 224 days for which service there is due 
to him (Sundays deducted) the sum of fifty seven pounds twelve 
Shillings. That the said David Provoost (by the like Certificates) 
hath served in General Assembly as A Representative for the City 
& County of New York 135 days for which service there is due to 
him (Sundays deducted) the sum of thirty four pounds Sixteen 
Shillings. 

That the said Johannes Jansen (by the like Certificates) hath 
served in General Assembly as A Representative for the City and 
County of New York 135 days for which service there is due to 
him (Sundays deducted) the sum of thirty four pounds Sixteen 
Shillings. 

And that the Said Jacobus Kip (by the like Certificates) hath 
served in General Assembly as A Representative for the City and 
County of New York 135 days for which service there is due to him 
(Sundays deducted) the sum of thirty four pounds Sixteen Shill- 
ings which said several sums due to the said Gerrit Vanhorne 
David Provoost [66] Johannes Jansen and Jacobus Kip Amount 
unto one hundred and sixty three pounds which together with Nine 
pence in the pound for the Collectors and one Shilling in the pound 



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for the City Treasurer Amount in the whole to the sum of One 
hundred seventy Six pounds three Shillings and six pence. 

It is therefore hereby Ordered Pursuant to the directions of the 
Aforesaid Act that M*" Mayor do Issue his Warrant or Warrants 
to the Assessors & Collectors of each Respective Ward within the 
Collection and pay the same to the Treasurer of the said City for 
the time being on or before the Ninth day of November Next 
said City and County Requiring them to make such Assessment & 
Ensueing the date hereof so that the same be paid unto the said 
Gerrit Vanhorne David Provoost Johannes Jansen and Jacobus Kip 
on or before the second Tuesday in November Next Ensueing as 
"by the Aforesaid Act is required. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

362 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of five 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings and one penny half penny 

Currt Money of New York in full for A Bonfire 
Wine &c: on the twenty Eighth day of May last being the Anni- 
versary of his Majesties Birth day as Appears by his Acct which is 
Audited and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

363 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of five 
Warrant Issued pounds Nine Shillings Currt Money of New 

York in full for A Bonfire Wine &c : on the first 
day of August last being the Anniversary of his Majesties happy 
Accession to the Throne as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N^ to pay to M'* Catalina Post Widow or Order the sum of four 
364 pounds fifteen Shillings & four pence half penny Currt Money 
of New York for Expences at her house on sundry Occa- 
sions in Examining sundry Persons as Appears by her Acct which 
is Audited and Allowed 

[67] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*> Treasurer to pay to M"" Thomas Wenman up- 

365 holsterer or Order the sum of one pound five 

Warrant Issued Shillings Currt Money of New York in full for 

Making A silk Covering for the seal of Justice in 

the Court Room in the City Hall and putting on the same Cover- 

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ing and Carpetts as Appears by his Acc5 which is Audited and so 
much allowed and no More 



City 
New York 



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Att a Common Council held at tlie 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 
the 29**" day of September Anno DolH 
1724 being the feast day of St Michael 
the Archangell. 



Present 



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Assistants. 



Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Alder- 
men of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this 
day One Alderman, One Assessor, One Collector, and One Petty 
Constable in the five Wards on the south Side of the fresh Water, 
and One Alderman, One Assistant, two Assessors, two Collectors 
two Petty Constables and four surveyors of Highways for the Out 
Ward of the said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the 
said Ward to serve in their Respective Offices for the year Ensue- 
ing According to the Usage Custom Laws and Ordinances of the 
said City, and Accordingly the same day Return was made thereof 
at twelve of the Clock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the 
said City under the hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen 
According to the Tenor of the Respective Warrants as foUoweth 
Viz? 

^Jacobus Kip ESq^ 

Andries Maerschalck 

Teunis Tiebout 

Christopher Banker 

Daniel Bontecou 
, Francis Sylvester 



North Ward < 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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[68] 

West Ward 



south Ward 



East Ward 



Out Ward 



Dock Ward 



Hermanus Vangelder 
William Roome 
Abraham De Lanoy 
Arent Van Hooke 
Cornelius Lodge 
John Balme 
"'John Cruger ESq^ 
Oliver Teller 
Martinus Cregier 
Andrew Teller 
John Hostier 
William Osburn 
'Frederick Philipse 
Augustus Jay 
ISaac Depcyster Jun' 
Johannes Meyer 
ISaac De Ricmer 
Matthias Du Bois 
'Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ 
John Roosevelt 
Rene Het 
Henry Cuyler 
Andrew Law Jun' 
Roger Groves 
'Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

ESqr 
Phillip Minthorne 
George Elsworth Jun^ 
Samuell Romyn 
Hendrick Ellis 
Elias AUbody 
Jacob Harsen 
Zachariah Syckells 
Lawrence Courtreight 
Lawrence Low 
John De La Metre 
Adolph Meyer 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 

Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
f Highways ^ 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
^ Highways ^ 



for the 
>. Howry 
Division 



for Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency William Burnet ESq*" Cap* General & Gov- 
ernour in Chief of this Province &c : hath been pleased in Council 
to Nominate Robert Walter ESq^ the Present Mayor to be Mayor 



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356 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of this City of New York for the year Ensueing. And William 
Dugdale ESqf the Present Sheriff to be sheriff of the City and 
County of New York for the year Ensueing. 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peyster 
ESq^ the Present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is 
by this Court Elected and Appointed Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this Corporation for the year Ensueing. 

[69] M^ Mayor Appoints M^ Alexander Moore sadler to be High 
Constable of this Corporation for the year Ensueing. 

Resolved that M^ Mayor Speak to the Reverend M*" Vesey 
Minister of this City desireing him to Preach A sermon before this 
Corporation on the fourteenth day of October Next being the An- 
niversary of swearing the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants and 
Other publick Officers oi this Corporation 



City of ] ^.^ Att a Common Council held at the 



New York \ City Hall of the said City on Wensday 

the 1 4*1* day of October Anno DoHT 1724. 

Present Robert Walter ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq*" Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 
Oliver Teller '^ 

Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthorne 



>- ESq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



This day the Mayor attended by the Recorder Aldermen and 
Assistants, sheriff, Chamberlain Town Clerk Assessors Collectors 
High Constable Petty Constables and Other Officers of this Cor- 
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the same day went in their formalities from the City Hall to his 
Majesties Garrison Fort George and there waited upon his Excel- 
lency William Burnet ESqf Capt. General and Governour of this 
Province in Council, Where the same Robert Walter ESq^ was 
Sworn Mayor & William Dugdale ESq^ Sheriff of this City and 
County for the year Ensueing. 

And the said Robert Walter Jacobus Kip, Hermanus Van- 
gelder, Phillip Cortlandt John Cruger Frederick Philipse & Ger- 
rardus Stuyvesant were sworn Justices of the Peace of the City and 
County of New York having first taken the Oaths by Law Ap- 
pointed to be taken Instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and su- 
premacy the [70] Abjuration Oath and the Test, and thereupon 
his Excellency the Governour delivered unto them their Respective 
Commissions whereupon the Mayor attended as Aforesaid waited 
upon his Excellency the Governour and Council to Trinity Church, 
where, (after divine service) the Reverend M^ Vesey Rector of the 
said Church Preached A sermon suitable to the solemnity which 
being Ended (and the Governour Returning to the Garrison in his 
Coach Occasioned by Rain) this Corporation Returned to the City 
Hall where, (after the Ringing of three Bells) the Commissions 
of the Mayor and Sheriff were published and then the Corporarion 
Repaired to the Common Council Chamber where the Mayor Re- 
sumed the Chair and then & there the Aforesaid Oaths and Test 
Appointed by Law were Administred unto the Aforesaid Jacobus 
Kip, John Cruger Hermanus Vangelder, Phillip Cortlandt, Freder- 
ick Philipse & Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq*"* Aldermen and unto 
Oliver Teller, John Roosevelt, Andries Maerschalck Augustus Jay 
and Phillip Minthorne Assistants who took their Places in Com- 
mon Council Accordingly. 

And also the same Oaths were Administred unto M^ Alexander 
Moore High Constable and unto Roger Groves John Balme, Fran- 
cis Silvester Matthias Du Bois William Osburn Hendrick Ellis and 
Lawrence Low Petty Constables of the Respective Wards & 
Divisions in which they were Elected for the year Ensueing. 

Ordered there be A Bonfire on Tuesday Next the 2o'^ Instant 
at the Charge of this Corporation at the usual place within this 
City with the usual quantity of Good Wine being the Anniversary 
€i his Majesties Coronation and that the Treasurer provide the 
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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESqf 

366 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued hundred and sixteen pounds Sixteen shillings 

and three farthings being Money by him dis- 
burst and paid to Sundry Workmen and Labourers for Workman- 
ship Labour and Materialls for the use and Repair of the Great 
Dock of this City as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and 
allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

367 of this City or Order the sum of [71] Eleven 
Warrant Issued pounds thirteen Shillings Curri Money of New 

York in full of half A Years sallary ; for Pen Ink 
and paper for one year Ending this day and for Printing Adver- 
tisements for Letting to farme the Lotts on the West side of the 
Great Dock as Appears by his Acct which is Audited in Common 
Council & allowed 



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New York j City Hall of the Said City on Saturday 

the 24*? day of October Anno DolH 1724. 

Present Robert Walter ESq' Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

Andries Maerschalk 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 

Phillip Minthorne 

Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation and also all the following Laws (Viz*) A Law 
for Marking of Butter. A Law Against Cutting timber on the 



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Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoal burners. A Law Estab- 
lishing fees for the Sloughter houses. A Law Restraining Slaves 
Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. 
A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to 
the Repacking of Beef and Pork: And A Law Appointing proper 
places for unloading of Hay. And all Other Laws Orders and Or- 
dinances of the same, which were made Renewed Established and 
Published the twenty third day of July last past be and are hereby 
Renewed, Made, Ordained Established arid published and Ordered 
to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd that Alderman Kip Alderman Cortlandt Alderman 
Cruger Alderman Philipse M'" Teller, M"" Roosevelt and M' [72] 
M^ Jay or any five of them be A Committee to Audit the Treas- 
urers Books and Ace** and all Other publick Acc*» of this Corpora- 
tion and Cause them without delay to pay the Ballance into the 
hands of the Treasurer of this City and make their Report with 
all Convenient Expedition. 

Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger and Alderman 
Cortlandt be A Committee to Agree with four Able Citizens to be 
the Watch and Bellmen of this City for Six Months, from the first 
day of Nevember Next to the first day of May then Next Ensueing. 
and make their Report to the Next Common Council. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*' 368 Treasurer to pay to Cadwallader Colden ESq^ 

Warrant Issued surveyor General of this Province or Order the 
sum of twelve pounds Current Money of New 
York for his service in surveying and Making A Draft of ten Lotts 
of Land belonging to this Corporation lying on the West Side of 
the Great Dock, which Lotts this Corporation design to Lett to 
farm for one & forty Years. 

M^ Mayor produced A Representation of the Grand Jury to the 
Justices of the last Supream Court Complaining of the Gaol of this 
City being incommodious and not sufficient to accommodate the 
Prisoners &c : Ordered the same be taken into Consideration. 

Orderd there be A Bonfire on the fifth day of November Next 
at the usual place within this City at the Charge of the Corporation 



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with the Usual quantity of good Wine (being the Anniversary of 
the Powder Plot) and that the Treasurer provide the same. 



City 
New York 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 
the Eighth day of December Anno Dolff 
1724 



Present 



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Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 
Francis Harison ESqf Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthorne 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Harman Bussing, Robert 
Campbell Johannes Delamontagne and John 
Welch the Bellmen and Watch of this City or 
Order the sum of thirty six pounds Current 

Money of New York in full of Six Months Sallary due & Ending 

the first day of November last. 

The Committee Appointed to Agree with four Able Citizens to be 
the Watch and Bellmen of this City from the first day of November 
last past to the first day of May Next Ensueing do Report that they 
have Agreed with Harman Bussing Robert Campbell John Welch & 
Johannes Delamontagne to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City for 
the Term Aforesaid for the sum of thirty Six pounds Current Money 
of New York which Report is Approved 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to pay to M"" Robert Crannell Mar- 
shall of this City or Order the sum of three pounds 
One Shilling and six pence Curri Money of New 
York in full for one Quarter of A years sallary due 



No 

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and Ending the fourteenth of October last for Horse Hire to Harlem 
twice and for washing the City Hall as Appears by his Acct. which is 
Audited & Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*» Treasurer to pay to M*" Tennis Tiebout Carpenter 

371 or Order the sum of Sixty Nine pounds Nineteen 
Warrant Issued Shillings and Nine pence half penny Curr* Money 

of New York being in full for Carpenters Work 
smiths Work Masons Work Materialls Labourers & Other Work & 
services for Repairing the Gaols in the City Hall as Appears by his 
Acct. which is Audited and Allowed 

[74] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N® the Treasurer to pay to M' Teunis Tiebout Car- 

372 penter or Order the sum of Eight pounds ten Shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and four pence Curr*, Money of New York 

for Materialls Carpenters Work Labourers &c: for 
Repairing the Crane and Common Sewer of this City as Appears by 
his AccS which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to M*^ Theophilus Elsworth or 

373 Order the sum of four pounds Six Shillings and 
Warrant Issued Nine pence Currt Money of New York in full for 

Expences of this Corporation at his house as Ap- 
pears by his Acct which is Audited & allowed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N* Treasurer to pay to James Alexander ESq^ or Order 

374 the sum of Six pounds and ten pence three farthings 
Warrant Issued Currt Money of New York being for flowered 

Damask, Shalloon Skane Silk Gold Lace and ferret- 
ting by him sold & delivered for the use of this Corporation as Ap- 
pears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

375 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of five 
Warrant Issued pounds three Shillings Curr! Money of New York 

in full of half A years sallary due and Ending the 



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seventh Instant and for Paving by the City Hall as Appears by his 
Acct. which is Audited and Allowed 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M** Robert Crannell Jun*" or 
Order the sum of seventeen Shillings Curri Money 
of New York in full for Glass Lead Nails and 
Glaziers work for Repairing the Windows in the 
City Hall, as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 



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376 
Warrant Issued 



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New York 



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Att a Common Coimcil held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 
9*^ day of January Anno DoIH i724[-5.] 



Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq*" Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Oliver Teller 

John Roosevelt 

Andries Maerschalck 

Augustus Jay 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M' Obadiah Hunt or Order 
the sum of five pounds & six pence Currl Money of 
New York for Expences at his House by this Cor- 
poration as Appears by his Ace* which was Audited 
in October last and Allowed. 



NO 

377 
Warrant Issued 



It being Represented to this Court by William Dugdale ESq*^ High 
Sheriff of this City and County that several Felons as well as Others 
(Prisoners in the Common Gaol within this City have several times 
lately Attempted to break the said Gaol and to make their Escape 
which he Conceives Cannot be prevented without A good Watch in 
the Night time to Watch and Guard the said Gaol which Representa- 
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that there be two Watchmen or Bellmen Added to the four Watchmen 
or Bellmen Already Appointed. And Accordingly this CovLvt have 
Agreed with Jacobus Delamontagne and Michael Cornelius to be two 
of the Watchmen or Bellmen of this City untill the first day of May 
Next Ensueing for the sallary of Six pounds each untill that time. 

And it is hereby Ordhir'd that for the future the Watch & Bellmen 
of this City do keep their Watch at the City Hall of this City and be 
diligent Carefull and WatchfuU that None of the Prisoners do break 
Gaol or make any Attempts thereunto without discovering and pre- 
venting the same, and that all the said Watch do from time to time 
punctually Observe and Obey the directions of the High Sheriff of 
this City for the better and more Orderly Keeping [76] and Regulat- 
ing their said Watch and for preventing Escapes from the said Gaol 
as they will Answer the Contrary at their Perills. 

The Committee for Auditing the Treasurers Books and Ace** have 
made their Report in the words following (Viz*.) 

City of ) ^^ We the Committee Appointed by the 

New York J Common Council to Audit and Examine 

the Publick Ace** of this City have Ex- 
amined that of Capt Cornelius De Peyster Treasurer of this Cor- 
poration and find that he has Received of the City Cash since the 
fourteenth of October One thousand seven hundred and twenty three 
to the fourteenth of October last (the former Ballance being In- 
cluded) the sum of four hundred and thirty pounds four Shillings 
and One farthing and by him paid out by Warrants &c : four hundred 
and Eight pounds four Shillings and three pence three farthings and 
for his Commissions for Receiving and paying the same twenty 
pounds Eight Shillings and two pence half penny so that by Ballance 
on the fourteenth of October last One pound Eleven Shillings and six 
pence Still Remains in his hands in favour of this Corporation which 

is humbly submitted by 

Jacobus Kip 

New York 5*** January John Cruger 

1724/S Phillip Cortlandt 

Oliver Teller 

Fred: Philipse 

John Roosevelt 

which Report was Approved and Orderd to be Entred. 

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364 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City of ^ ^.« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Munday the 

25**» day of January Anno Dofff i724[-5.1 

Present Robert Walter ESq*^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
[77 1 Oliver Teller 

William Roome 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthome 

Orderd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation and also the following Laws (Viz*) A Law for Marking 
of Butter A Law against Cutting timber on the Commons by Brick- 
makers and Charcoale Burners A Law Establishing fees for the 
Sloughter Houses A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians 
from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A Law for Regulating the 
Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. 
AND A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay A all 
Other Laws Orders and Ordinances which were made Renewed Es- 
tablished and Published the twenty fourth day of October last be and 
are hereby made Renewed Established and Published and Ordered to 
be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<» Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Marshall 

378 of this City or Order the sum of two pounds Nine- 

Warrant Issued teen Shillings Curr'. Money of New York in full of 
A quarter of A years sallary due and Ending the 
fourteenth Instant for two Journeys to Harlem and sweeping the 
Chimneys of the City Hall as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited 
by this Court and Allowed 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N* Treasurer to pay to M' John Wright Watchmaker 

379 or Order the sum of ten pounds Current Money of 

Warrant Issued New York in full of A years sallary for looking 
after, Winding up and Keeping in Order the Pub- 
lick Clock of this City due and Ending the Eighth day of November 
last 

[78] City of ^^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j " City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

19*^ day of April Anno Dom 1725. 

Present Robert Walter ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthome 

Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation and also the following Laws (VizS) A Law for Marking 
of Butter. A Law against Cutter [Cutting] Timber on the Commons 
by Brickmakers and Charcoale Burners. A Law Establishing fees for 
the Sloughter Houses. A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and In- 
dians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A Law for Regu- 
lating the Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef 
and Pork. And A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of 
Hay and all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation 
which were Made Renewed Established and Published the twenty fifth 
day of January last, be, and are hereby Made, Renewed Established and 
Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Qerk 

380 of this Corporation or Order the sum of ten pounds 

Warrant Issued twelve Shillings Curr^ Money of New York in full 

of half A years sallary due & Ending the fourteenth 

Instant and for A Minute Book for the use of the Corporation of this 



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City (for the Mayors Court) as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited 
by this Court and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to tlie 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

381 of this City or Order the sum of three pounds 
Warrant Issued Eighteen Shillings and six pence Currt Money of 

New York in full for half A years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth Instant, for furnishing firewood for the use 
of the Common Council for one year last past, for Sweeping of the 
Chimneys in the City Hall & for Horse Hire for two Journeys to the 
Out Ward as Appears by his Acct w*^!? is Audited in Common Council 
and Allowed. 

[79 J Ordered the M:i\or Issue his Warrant to 
N<> The Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell Jun"^ or 

382 Order the sum of four pounds Nineteen Shillings 
Warrant Issued and Nine pence Curri Money of New York, it being 

for Glaziers Work Glass Lead and soder for mend- 
ing the Windows of the City Hall, taking down several Windows 
and putting them up again and for fire and Candles for the Watch of 
this City to the twentieth Instant as Appears by his Ace' which was 
Audited by this Court and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* Treasurer to pay to M*^ Dennis Mahany the Publick 

383 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings CurrJ Money of New York in 

full of one Quarter of A years sallary due and 
Ending the seventh Instant. 

City of ) ^,^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

25'!' day of May Anno DoHT 1725. 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip ^ 

John Cruger vESq" Aldermen 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant J 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 



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Ordered there be A Bonfire at the Oiarge of this Corporation at 
the Ustial Publick place within this City on f ryday the 28*** day of this 
Instant May with the usual quantity of good Wine being the Anni- 
versary of his Majestys Birth day and that the Treasurer do provide 
the same. 



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New York} ^^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
27*1* day of July Anno DoUT 1725 



Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq*^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
[80] William Roome 

Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthorne 



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Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation and also the following Laws (Viz?) A Law for Marking 
of Butter A Law against Cutting timber on the Commons by Brick- 
makers and Charcoale Burners A Law Establishing fees for the 
Sloughter Houses A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians 
from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A Law for Regulating 
the Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and 
Pork A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay and all 
Other Laws Orders & Ordinances of this Corporation which were 
made Renewed Established and Published the Nineteenth day of April 
last be and are hereby Made Renewed Established and Published and 
Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof. A Law Entituled A Law for 
Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship only Excepted. 

Ordered there be a Bonfire at the Charge of this Corporation at the 
usual Publick place within this City on Sunday the first day of August 
Next Ensueing with the usual quantity of good Wine it being the An- 
niversary of his Majesties Happy Accession to the ThrcHie of Great 
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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N®384 Treasurer to pay to Robert Campbell Harman 

Warrant Issued Bussing* Johannes Delamontagne and John Welch 

Bellmen of this City or Order the sum of thirty 

Six pounds Currl Money of New York in full of their Sallary due and 

Ending the first day of May last. 

Oeider'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ 385 Treasurer to pay to Michael Comelisse and Jacobus 

Warrant Issued Delamontagne two of the Watch and Bellmen of 

this City or Order the sum of twelve pounds Currt 

Money of New York in full of their sallary due and Ending the first 

day of May last. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N°386 Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

Warrant Issued Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Nineteen 
pounds thirteen Shillings & ten pence Currl Money 
of New York it being for the like sum by him disburst for three Bon- 
fires Wine &c : on the 20*t day of October the fifth of November & the 
28*^ of May last being the Anniversarys of his Majesties Coronation, 
Gunpowder Treason & his Maj*? Birthday as appears by his Accts 
which are Audited and allowed 

[81] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N°387 Treasurer to pay to Mf Robert Crannell Marshall 

Warrant Issued of this City or Order the sum of two pounds ten 

Shillings Curr*. Money of New York in full of one 
Quarter of A years sallar}- due and Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N'> 3S8 Treasurer to pay to M' Dennis Mahany the Publick 

Warrant Issued Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

pounds ten Shillings Curr*. Money of New York 

in full of one Quarter of A years Sallary due and Ending the Seventh 

day of June last. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 389 Treasurer to pay to M" Katalintie Post the sum of 

Warrant Issued One pound five Shillings & Six pence CurrJ Money 
of New York it being for Expences of this Cor- 
poration at her House as Appears by her Acct. which is Audited and 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 369 

Ordered that M^ Recorder, Alderman Kip Alderman Vangelder 
Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Philipse Alderman Stuyvesant M'' 
Teller, M"" Roosevelt, M*" Jay M*^ Minthorne or any five of them be A 
Committee to Inspect and Examine what Incroachments are made 
into and upon the Lands belonging to this Corporation and make their 
Report with all Convenient Expedition and that they Call the Sur- 
veyor of this City to their Assistance. 



City of ) ^.^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York^ City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 

II*^ of Septf Anno DoHI 1725 



Present Robert Walter ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESqf Recorder 

Jacobus Kip '^ • 

Hermanns Vangelder L ESq" Aldermen 

Phillip Cortlandt J 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 



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Whereas the Grand Jurors at the last Supream Court of Judica- 
ture held at the City Hall of this City Represented to the Court that 
the Prison of this City wants Room and is incommodious for the Ac- 
commodation of Debtors and that there wants one or more Prisons 
[82] to be Added which they desired the Court to Recommend to this 
Corporation, that the Prisons may be put into such A Condition as 
may render them Convenient for Such Debtors as may be put into 
them. And Whereas the Repairs and Additions to the Said Prisons 
& Common Gaols will Amount to A Considerable sum of Money, and 
the Revenue of this Corporation being already Exhausted in Repair- 
ing the said Prisons, the City Hall the Wharfs and Other Publick 
Structures. It is therefore Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that this 
Corporation do Petition the General Assembly for leave to bring in A 
Bill to Enable this Corporation to Raise Money to Repair the said 
Prisons & Gaols and to make Nessessary Additions thereunto, to keep 
the same in sufficient Repair and Annually to defray their Publick 
and Nessessary Charge, and that M' Recorder be desired to draw the 
same. 

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City of ) m;, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

14^^ day of September Anno DoIIT 1725 

Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Augustus Jay 



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The following Petition was read and Approved (Nemine Contra 
dicente) and Orderd to be Engrossed and Signed by the Mayor ^ 
Order of Common Council and that the same be presented to the House 
by Alderman Kip (Viz*) 

To the Honble the House of Representatives of the 
Colony of New York in General Assembly Convened 

The Humble Petition of the Mayor Alder- 
men and Commonality of the City of New York 

Sheweth 

That William Dugdale ESq^ High Sheriff of the City & County of 
New York having oftentimes Represented to this Corporation the 
[83] Many hardships under which he lays in the due Execution of 
that Important Trust by Reason of the Weakness and Insufficiency of 
the Common Gaol in this City. And We being truely sensible of the 
Miserable State of poor Debtors who by reason of the Streightness 
and want of Room in Said Gaol are sometimes Constrained to lodge 
with Persons Committed for Capital Offences and in Case of any Mor- 
tal or Contagious sickness Cannot be Removed into Apartments of 
Equal security or better Air than where they are promiscuously Con- 
fined, and it being Contrary to all Order (unless in Cases of like secur- 
ity) to place Debtors of better Condition whose misfortunes have 
Reduc'd them to Poverty with Prisoners of Proflegate life or such 
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upon them or to put Persons of different sexes or Debtors and Crimi- 
nals in one and the same hold, all which the said High Sheriff is some- 
times Constrained to do both for his Majestys and the Publick service. 
And the Chief Justice having lately in Open Court upon the Appli- 
cation of A Grand Jury Recommended this Corporation to Apply 
some Speedy Remedy to these Grievances which are dayly Increasing 
and the City Having no fund whereby to discharge a sum Requisite 
for the Building a New Gaol or Enlarging the Present and Con- 
ceiving that they have not sufficient Authority to Raise such A sum 
upon the Inhabitants by Taxation as may Answer the good and 
Nessessary purposes herein mentioned 

This Corporation therefore humbly prays this 
HonWe House for leave to bring in A Bill to Enable 
this Corporation to Raise a sum sufficient for the 
Building of A New Gaol or Enlarging the Old One 
as to the said Corporation Shall seem most Nesses- 
sary & Convenient as also that they may be Enabled 
to Raise Such annual sums as may defray the Extra- 
ordinary Charges of this City and County as is usual 
in all Other parts of this Province the Revenue of 
the City being now totally Exhausted in paying their 
Nessessary Officers and Repairing the Town House 
Docks and Other Works of the like publick Nature 
And Your Petitioners Shall Ever 
pray &c : 

^ Order of Common Council 

R. Walter Mayor. 

[84] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

390 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings CurrS Money of New York in 

full of A quarter of A Years sallary due & Ending 
the seventh Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

391 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Six 
Warrant Issued pounds twelve Shillings and three pence Curr! 

Money of New York in full of Money by him dis- 
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Anniversary of his Majestys happy Accession to the Throne as Appears 
by his Ace* which is Audited & Allowed. 



City of ) «^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York \ City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

23? day of September Anno Dom 1725. 

Present Robert Walter ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Oliver Teller ^ 

John Roosevelt L Assistants 

Augustus Jay J 



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Whereas the Representatives of this Colony in General Assembly 
have given leave to this Corporation to bring in A Bill According to 
the Prayer of their Petition to Enable this Corporation to Raise A 
sum sufficient for the Building A New Gaol or Enlarging the Old One 
as to the Corporation Shall seem Nessessary, as also to Enable them 
to Raise such Annual sums as may defray the Extraordinary Charges 
of this City and County as is Usual in all Other Parts of this Province. 

Whereupon it is Resolved that it Appears to this Court that it is 
impracticable to Repair the Present Publick Prisons and Gaols of this 
City so as to Render them usefull and Convenient. 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that it is the Opinion of this 
Court that A New Prison & Common Gaol be built within [85] this 
City on some Convenient Piece of Land belonging to this Corporation 
and that it Appears to this Court that the sum of Six hundred pounds 
CurrJ Money of this Province will be A sufficient sum to build and 
Compleat the same. And therefore it is hereby Ordered M"" Recorder 
be desired to prepare A Bill Accordingly, and that the said sum be 
Raised in two Payments the first on or before the first day of January 
next Ensueing and the second payment on or before the first day of 
June then next following. Also it is further Resolved by this Court 
that the Moneys to be Raised to defray the Extraordinary Charges 
of this City and County do not Exceed the sum of two hundred pounds 
Annually. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



373 



City of ] 
New York 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 
29*l» day of September Anno DoUT 1725 



Present Robert Walter ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 



>.ESqrs Aldermen 



>^ Assistants. 



Pursuant to the \Varrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day 
One Alderman One Assistant two Assessors One Collector and One 
Petty Constable in the five Wards on the south side of the fresh Water, 
and One Alderman one Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two 
Petty Constables & four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward of 
the said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the said Ward 
to serve in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing According 
to the Custom Usage Laws & Ordinances of the said City and Accord- 
ingly the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the Clock at 
Noon to the Office of Town [86] Clerk of the said City under the 
hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenor 
of the Respective Warrants as foUoweth (Viz*) 



Northward •< 



Dock Ward 



'"Jacobus Kip ESq^ 
Andries Maerschalck 
Christopher Bancker 
Phillip schuyler 
John Waldron 
David Gallatian 

'^John Cruger ESq^ 
Oliver Teller 
Martinus Cregier 
Andrew Teller 
John Hastier 

^William Hamersley 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



West Ward 



East Ward 



south Ward -< 



Hannanus Vangelder 
William Roome 
Abraham De Lanoy 
Victor Hyer 
Cornelius Lodge 
Cornelius Cousine 
'Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ 
John Roosevelt 
Joseph Reade 
Henry Cuyler 
Andrew Law Jun' 
Samuell Weaver 
'Frederick Philipsc ESq^ 
Augustus Jay 
William Smith 
Peter Low 
Abraham Van Duerse 
Abraham Isaacs 
'^Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
ESq'^ 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



Out Ward 



[871 



Out Ward 



for the 
^ Bowry 
Division 



for Harlem 
Division 



Phillip Minthorne 

Samuell Kip 

William Hoppe 

Andries Hoppe 

Jacob Harsing 
^Elias Anderson 
'^Samuell Waldron 

Adolph Meyer 

Johannes Bussing 

zachariah syckells 
^Adrian Quackenbos 

His Excellency William Burnet ESq'^ Cap*. General & Governour 
in Chief of this Province &c : hath been pleased in Council to Nominate 
Johannes Jansen ESq'' to be Mayor of this City for the year Ensueing 
and William Dugdale ESq^ the Present Sheriff of the said City and 
County to be Sheriff of the said City and County for the year Ensueing 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peyster 
ESq^ the Present Treasurer of this City be, and is hereby Elected & 
Appointed by this Court Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing. 



Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
( Highways 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
I Surveyors of 
V Highways 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 375 

M^ Mayor Appoints William Hamersley Shopkeeper to be High 
Constable of this Corporation for the year Ensueing 

Ordered M*^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Dock 
Ward to make Another Election of A Constable to serve for the Said 
Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of M*" William Hamersley. 
who is Appointed High Constable of this City as aforesaid and that 
the Election be made on Thursday the seventh day of October Next. 

Memorandum October ye: 7^ 1725 Alderman Cruger made Return 
that Alexander Mills Wigmaker was Elected to serve in the Office of 
Constable of the Dock Ward for the year Ensueing 



City of } ^.« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

14th day of October Anno Dom 1725 

Present Johannes Jansen ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
[88] William Roome 

Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthome 
John Roosevelt 

This day the Mayor Attended by Johannes Jansen ESq«^ the Mayor 
Elect the Recorder Aldermen Assistants Sheriff Treasurer Town Clerk 
high Constable Petty Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation 
between the hours of ten & Eleven in the forenoon of the same day 
went in their formalities from the City Hall to his Majestys Garrison 
Fort George and there waited upon his Excellency William Burnet 
ESq^ Capt General and Govemour in Chief of this Province in Coun- 
cil where the said Johannes Jansen ESq^ was sworn Mayor of this 
City and William Dugdale ESq^ High Sheriff of this City and County 
for the year Ensueing having first taken the Oaths by Act of Parlia- 
ment Appointed to be taken Instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and 



ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



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376 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Supremacy the Abjuration Oath and the Test, at which time the said 
Oaths were Administred unto the said Johannes Jansen ESq'" Mayor, 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder Jacobus Kip John Cruger Hermanns 
Vangelder Phillip Cortlandt Frederick Philipse and Gerrardus Stuy- 
vesant ESq" Aldermen of the said City as Justices of the Peace of the 
said City and County & thereupon his Excellency the Govemour 
delivered unto them their Respective Commissions. 

Whereupon the Mayor Attended as Aforesaid Returned to the 
City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells the Commissions of 
the Mayor and sheriff were published and then they Repaired to the 
Common Council Chamber where Robert Walter ESq^ the late Mayor 
delivered unto Johannes Jansen ESq'' the New Mayor the Charter and 
seals of this Corporation and the Bond of the Treasurer Cornelius De 
Peyster ESqf for the due Execution of his Office &c: who thereupon 
Resumed the Chair and then the Aforesaid Oaths and Test were Ad- 
ministred unto Jacobus Kip ESq'' Alderman of the North Ward, John 
Cruger ESq'" Alderman of the Dock Ward, Hermanus Vangelder ESq'' 
Alderman of the West Ward [89] Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ Alderman of 
the East Ward, Frederick Philipse ESq'' Alderman of the south Ward 
and Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESqf Alderman of the Out Ward, William 
Roome Assistant of the West Ward, Oliver Teller Assistant of the 
Dock Ward, Andries Maerschalck Assistant of the North Ward, John 
Roosevelt Assistant of the East Ward, Augustus Jay Assistant of the 
south Ward and Phillip Minthorne Assistant of the Out Ward who 
took their places Accordingly the Oath for the due Administration of 
their Respective Offices being first Administred unto them 

The same Oaths were also then Administred unto Cornelius De 
Peyster ESq'' Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City 

The Oaths Appointed by Law as Aforesaid together with tlie Oath 
of Office of A Constable were also Administred unto William Hamers- 
ley high Constable and to the following Constables hereafter Mentioned 
(VizO . 

East Ward — Samuel Weaver 
West Ward — Cornelius Cousine 
North Ward — David Gallatian 
• south Ward — William simms ^ Petty Constables 

Dock Ward — Alexander Mills 
Bowry — Andries Hoppe 
Harlem — ^Johannes Bussing 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



377 



No 

392 

Warrant Issued 



Order'd there be a Bonfire on the 2cft^ Instant at the usual Publick 
place within this City at the Charge of this Corporation with the Usual 
quantity of good Wine it being the Anniversary of his Majestys 
Coronation and that the Treasurer provide the same. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of 
this City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four 
Shillings CurrJ Money of New York in full of half 
A years sallary due and Ending this day & for pen 

Ink and Paper for one year Ending the same time as appears by his 

Acct which is Audited by this Court & allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Kip Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt 
Alderman Philipse M^ Teller Mf Roosevelt & M"^ Jay or any five 
of them be A Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Ace*? and 
all Other Publick Accts of this Corporation. And also that the same 
Committee do [90] forthwith Call M^ Anthony Ham to Acct for the 
Revenue of the Dock and Crane and all Other Moneys which he hath 
or Ought to have in his hands belonging to this Corporation and 
Cause him without delay to pay the Ballance into the hands of the 
Treasurer of this City & make their Report with all Convenient 
Expedition 



City of ) ^.^ 
New York] "^^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 
27*^ day of October Anno Dom 1725 



Present Johannes Jansen ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 



ESq" Aldermen 



y Assistants 



Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship Only Excepted) and also the following Laws (Viz*) 
A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting Timber on the 



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378 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale Burners A Law Establish- 
ing fees for the Sloughter Houses A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes 
and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys A Law for 
Regulating the Burial of Slaves A Law Relating to the Repacking of 
Beef and Pork A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay 
and all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which 
were made Renewed Established & Published the 27^ day of July last be 
and are hereby made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
and Orderd to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue 
for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Campbell Harman 

393 Bussing Johannes Delamontagne John Welch 
Warrant Issued Michael Cornelisse & Jacobus Delamontagne Bell- 
men & Watch of this City or Order the sum of fifty 

four pounds Curri Money of New York in full of their sallary and 
Wages for that service due and Ending the first day of November Next* 

[91] Order'd that Alderman Kip, Alderman Vangelder and Alder- 
man Cortlandt or any two of them be A Committee to agree with 
four or Six able Citizens of this Corporation to be the Watch and 
Bellmen of this City from the first day of November next until the 
first day of May then following and make their Report with all 
Convenient Expedition 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to M' Robert CranncU Mar- 

394 shall of this City or Order the sum of two pounds 
Warrant Issued ten Shillings CurH Money of New York in full of 

One quarter of A years Sallary due and Ending 
the fourteenth Instant. 

Order'd there be A Bonfire at the Usual Pu])lick place within 
this City at the Charge of this Corporation with the Usual quantity 
of good Wine on fryday the fifth day of November next, being the 
Anniversary of the Discovery of the Gunpowder Treason Plot and 
that the Treasurer Provide the same. 

Order'd the Words In the Freeman's Oath (Viz*) (Ye Shall also 
keep the Kings Peace in Your Own Person) be Struck Out of the 
said Oath and that the same words for the future be Omitted in 
the same Oath any former Law Order or Ordinances of this Cor- 
poration to the Contrary hereof in any wise notwitlistandin^. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



379 



City of ] 
New York 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City HaJl of the Said City on Fryday the 
26*^ day of November Anno DolH 1725 



Present Johannes Jansen ESq'^ Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq'' Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philpse 
John Cruger 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 
Andries Maerschalck 
Augustus Jay 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 



>-ESq'* Aldermen 



>. Assistants 



[92] Resolved that A By Law of this Corporation Entituled (Viz*) 
(Against Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter Houses) and 
an Order of this Court made the 24*** of November 1722 for Explain- 
ing the same by Law and are hereby Repealed and Order [ed] to be 
Void and of None Effect. And it is hereby further Ordered that M' 
Recorder do draw a New Law for the better Regulating the Publick 
Sloughter houses within this City 



City of ] 
New York] 



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Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday 
the 27*^ day of November Anno DoTH 
1725 

Johannes Jansen ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 

Jacobus Kip 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Minthorne 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



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380 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The following Law was three times Read Agreed to and Ordered 
to be Continue & Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof, and also the By law yesterday Re- 
pealed Entituled (Viz') against Killing Cattle any where but at 
the Sloughter Houses) was also Revived and Order'd to be Con- 
tinue & Remain in full force & Vertue for three Months from and 
after the date hereof and Accordingly the same Laws were pub- 
lished after the Ringing of three Bells. 

A Law Prohibiting Sloug[h]ter 
Houses In the Out Ward 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that if any Free- 
holder Housekeeper or Inhabitant within the Out Ward of the said 
City (after this day) Shall suffer any Person or Persons whatsoever 
to Sloughter any Neat Cattle [93] in his Her or their House Barn 
Stable Out House Yard Orchard Garden Field or Other place with- 
in the Said Ward (Except for his, her or their Own proper use) that 
Every Person so Offending Shall forfeit for Every such Neat Cattle 
so Sloughtered the sum of twenty Shillings Current Money of New 
York, One half thereof to the Informer and the Other half to the 
Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation and to be 
Recovered before the Mayor Recorder & Aldermen of the Said City 
or any One of them. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Cranncll Jun*" or 

395 Order the sum of three pounds Six Shillings and 
Warrant Issued six pence Current Money of New York being for 

the like sum by him disburst for fire and Candle 
for the Watch of this City from the twentieth day of April last past 
to the twenty Sixth day of this Instant November as Appears by his 
Acct. which is Audited and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<» Treasurer to pay to M'' John Wright Watch- 

396 maker of this City or Order the sum of ten 
Warrant Issued pounds Current Money of New York in full of 

One Years Sallary for looking after Winding up 
and Keeping in Order the publick Clock of this City, due and End- 
ing the Eighth day of this Instant November. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 381 

City of ) «« Att a Common Council held at the 

New YorkJ City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the 23** day of December Anno DonI 1725 

Present Johannes Jansen ESq*" Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthorne 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



[94] Ordered the Sheriff of this City and County be Acquainted 
that if he will Order A Gallows to be Erected at the usual place of 
Execution on the Commons of this City that this Corporation will 
defray the Expence thereof 

The Committee for Agreeing with the Watch and Bellmen of 
this City have made their Report in haec Verba (Viz*) 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council bearing date the 
27*^ day of October 1725 In Obedience thereunto We have Agreed 
with John Delamontagne, Robert Campbell, Harman Bussing Roe- 
liff Van Meapelen, Jacobus Van Meapelen & Michael Van Meape- 
len Six able Citizens to be the Watch & Bellmen of this Corporation 
from the first day of November last past to the first day of May 
next, for the sum of thirty Six pounds which is humbly submitted by 

Jacobus Kip 

Hermanus Vangelder 

, . , T» ^ • A J Phillip Cortlandt. 

which Report is Approved. ^ 

A Law Restraining the Shiping or Exporting of Beef 
OR Pork till Repacked 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen & Assistants of 
the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that from and after 
the Publication hereof no Person or Persons whatsoever do pre- 
sume to lay on board any boat or Vessell, or Ship off or Export out 



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383 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of this City any Beef or Pork whatsoever in Barrells or half Bar- 
rells but what Shall be first Repacked by the Sworn Packers of this 
Corporation and by them Marked N: /ORK under the Penalty and 
forfeiture of forty Shillings for Every ten Barrells or half Barrells 
so laid on board Shipt off or Exported, and if under the Number 
of ten Barrells or ten half Barrells four Shillings for each Barrell or 
half Barrell So laid on board Shipt off or Exported, the one half of 
which Penalty and forfeiture Shall be to the Informer and the Other 
half to this Corporation to be Recovered before the Mayor Recorder 
or anv one of the Aldermen of the Said Citv 



[95I City of ^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the twenty seventh day of January Anno 
Domini 1725 [-6.] 

Present Johannes Jansen ESq*" Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerr: Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalk 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



>" Assistants. 



'Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation (A Law Entituled a Law for Regulating Inden- 
tures of Apprenticeship only Excepted) and also the following 
Laws (Viz*) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cut- 
ting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers & Charcoal Burners. 
A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. A Law Re- 
straining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys 
or for Moneys A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves A Law 
Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork A Law Appointing 
proper places for unloading of Hay, A Law that no Beef or Pork 
be Exported before it be Repacked And A Law Restraining the 
Cutting of Hoop Sticks & Saplings on the Commons and all Other 
Laws r)rrlrrs and Ordinances of this Corporation which were 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 383 

made Renewed Established and Published the twenty Seventh day 
of October last, be and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lished and Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in 
full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the date 
hereof. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Marshall 

397 of this City or Order the sum of two pounds four- 
Warrant Issued teen Shillings and Six pence Currl Money of New 

York in full of one Quarter of A Years sallary due 
and Ending the fourteenth Instant for one Journey to the Out Ward 
and for Sweeping A Chamney in the City Hall as Appears by his Acct. 
which is Audited & Allowed 

[96] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N° the Treasurer to pay to M' Dennis Mahany the 

398 Publick Whipper of this City or Order the sum 
Warrant Issued of two pounds ten Shillings Current Money of 

New York in full of One Quarter of A years Sal- 
lary due and Ending the seventh day of December last. 

Ordered that Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Philipse and M' 
Roome or any two of them be A Committee to Agree with M«" John 
searle for an Annual Rent for the Roap Walk which he now Occu- 
pys on the Commons of this City by the Lycence of this Court and 
that if he Refuses to Agree for such Annual Rent that they pvc 
him Notice to Remove his Buildings and Conveniencys for Rope 
making from the same without delay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks & 
Saplings on the Commons 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen & Assistants of 
the City of New York Convened in Common Council & it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same that no Hoop Sticks or any 
Saplings whatsoever fitt for that use be hereafter felled or Cutt 
down upon the Commons of this City by any Person or Persons what- 
soever under the Penalty of twenty shillings for every Offence to 
be paid by the Person or Persons Committing said Offence, and if 
such Offence be Committed by a slave servant or an Apprentice to 
be paid by the Master or Mistress of such Apprentice slave or serv- 



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ant one half to the Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of 
this City for the use of this Corporation to be Recovered before the 
Mayor Recorder or any one of the Aldermen of this City 



City of 
New York 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
i8^^ day of April Anno DoTR 1726 



Present Johannes Jansen ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Rosevelt 

Augustus Jay 



ESq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



No 

399 
Warrant Issued 



[97] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
the Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town 
Clerk of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds 
Current Money of New York in full of half A 
years Sallary due and Ending the 14*^^ Ins* 



No 

400 

Warrant Issued 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Marshall 

of this City or Order the sum of three pounds 

Sixteen Shillings Currt Money of New York in 

full of one Quarter of A years Sallary due and 

Ending the I4**> Instant, for fire and Candle for one year past and 

for Horse Hire to Harlem as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited 

by this Court and allowed. 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 
Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
pounds ten Shillings Curri Money of New York 
in full of one Quarter of A years Sallary due and 
Ending the seventh of March last. 



NO 

401 

Warrant Issued 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 385 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to William Dugdale ESq^ High 

402 Sheriff of this City and County or Order the sum 

Warrant Issued of four pounds four Shillings & one penny half 

penny Current Money of New York being 

Money by him disburst for the Making A Publick Gallows on the 

Commons of this City as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and 

Allowed, the like not to be brought into president for the future 

The Memorial of Francis Harison ESqf Recorder of this City 
was read. Ordered the same be Referred to Alderman Cortland t 
Alderman Philipse Alderman Vangelder M'^ Teller M' Roosevelt 
or any three of them to make their Report thereon to the Next 
Common Council. 



Assize of Bread 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Viz*) A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh Sixteen Ounces for 
three half pence and A soft Riskelt of the finest flower Eight Ounces 
for three farthings 

A White loaf of the finest flower to weigh three pounds and two 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wheaten loaf (the Coursest bran only taken out & not Other- 
wise) to weigh three pounds and fourteen Ounces for four pence 
half penny. Wheat being at four Shillings ^ Bushell. And Order'd 
that [98] no Other Bread be made for sale within this City than 
According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers within this City do take Notice hereof and make 
their bread accordingly. 

Order'd that Alderman Vangelder Alderman Cortlandt Alder- 
man Philipse M' Roome M*" Maerschalck or any three of them be A 
Committee to Lett to farm the House at the ferry at Brookland be- 
longing to this Corporation with the Appurtenances lately Recov- 
ered from Johannes Seabring. on such Terms as they shall think 
Reasonable untill the twenty fifth day of March next and no longer 
and make their Report to the next Common Council. 
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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ] 
New York 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 
the third day of May Anno Doln 1726. 



Present 



Johannes Jan sen ESq'^ Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Jacobus Kip 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalk 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthorne 



.ecu 

} 



ESq" Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances erf 
this Corporation (A Law Entitulcd A Law for Regulating Inden- 
tures of Apprenticeship only Excepted) And also all the Laws here- 
after Mentioned (Viz!) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law 
Against Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and 
Charcoale Burners A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter 
Houses A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gam- 
ing with Moneys or for Moneys. A Law for Regulating the Burial 
of Slaves. A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and 
Pork. A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay, 
A Law that no Beef or Pork be Exported before it be Repacked. 
And A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks and Saplings on 
the Commons, and all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances (rf this 
Corporation which were Made Renewed Established and Published 
the twenty seventh day of January last past be and are hereby made 
Ordained Renewed Established and Published and Order'd to be 
Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof. 



No 

403 
Warrant Issued 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Pe)rster ESq«" 
Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Six 
pounds ten Shillings & Nine pence Curr* Money 
of New York being Money by him disburst for A 

Bonfire Wine &c: on the twentieth day of October last being the 

Anniversary of his Majestys Coronation 

[99] The Report of the Committee for Auditing the Treasurers 



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Books and Ace*? was read in the words following (Vizt) Pursu- 
ant to an Order of Common Council bearing date the 14*^ day of 
October 1725 Appointing us to Audit the Books and Accounts of 
Cornelius De Peyster Treasurer of this Corporation. In Obedi- 
ence therunto we the Committee have Examined and Audited the 
Treasurers Books and Accounts and find that by him Received from 
the 14*** day of October 1724 to the 14*** day of October 1725 the 
sum of two hundred and fifty six pounds Eighteen Shillings and six 
pence, and by him paid by Warrants the sum of two hundred thirty 
Six pounds fourteen Shillings and two pence, and for his Commis- 
sion for Receiving and paying the same of Eleven pounds Sixteen 
Shillings and Eight pence half penny so that by Ballance Still Re- 
mains due to this Corporation the sum of Eight pounds seven Shil- 
lings and seven pence half penny. We also find by the Treasurers 
Books that there is Still Remaining due to this Corporation in the 
hands of the late Mayor detained out of the Money for Lycences 
the sum of thirty pounds four Shillings which is humbly submitted 

by 

Oliver Teller Jacobus Kip 

John Roosevelt John Cruger 

Augustus Jay Phillip Cortlandt 

which Report is Approved, and Order d that the Treasurer wait 
upon Robert Walter ESq^ late Mayor of this Corporation and de- 
mand of him the said sum of thirty pounds four Shillings which he 
Received for the use of this Corporation for Lycenses and make his 
Report of his proceedings therein to the Next Common Council. 

Order'd there be A Bonfire on the twenty Eighth day of this 
Instant May at the Usual Publick place within this City at the 
Charge of this Corporation with ten Gallons of good Wine it being 
the Anniversary of his Majestys Birthday and that the Treasurer 
provide the same. 

Ordered the Treasurer forthwith Require M' Anthony Ham the 
■ Dockmaster of this City to pay unto him the Moneys which he has 
in his hands belonging to this Corporation and that the Said An- 
thony Ham be directed forthwith to Collect the Arrearages of 
Dockage and Cranage unpaid and forthwith to pay the same unto 
the said Treasurer and that if he Refuses to Comply -with this Order 
that this Corporation will Appoint another Person in his Stead to 
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A due Course of Law to pay the same, and Order'd that the Treas- 
urer and the said Anthony Ham be served with Copies of this 
Order. 



[lOo] City of ^^^ Att A Common Council held at the 



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of ) 
NewYork^^^ City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 

the 7*? day of June Anno D6!H 1726 

Present Johannes Jansen ESq^ Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt ^ESq" Aldermen 

# Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthorne 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay unto John Delamontagne, Rob- 

404 ert Campbell, Harmas Bussing, Roeliff Van 
Warrant Issued Meapelen, Jacobus Van Meapelen & Michael 

Van Meapelen the Watch and Bellmen of this 
Corporation or Order the sum of thirty six pounds Current Money 
of New York in full of their sallary for that service due and Ending 
the first day of May last past. 

Ordered that Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Cortlandt, Alder- 
man Philipse, M' Teller and M' Roosevelt or any three of them be 
A Committee to Agree with the Present Watch and Bellmen or any 
six able Citizens of this City to be the Watch and Bellmen of this 
Corporation untill the first day of May Next Ensueing, to Com- 
mence from the first day of May last past. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Francis Harison ESq^ Re- 

405 corder of this City or Order the sum of Nine 
Warrant Issued pounds Currt Money of New York for Sundry 

services done for this Corporation Mentioned in 



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his ftfemorial Exhibited to this Court on the 18*^ day of April last 
past which was Considered Audited and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to Mf Dennis Mahany the Pub- 

406 lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of 

Warrant Issued two pounds ten Shillings Curr* Money of New 

York in full of one Quarter of A Years Sallary 

due & Ending this day 

[loi ] Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen & assistants of 
the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same that it shall and may be 
lawfutl for the Mayor of this Corporation to Grant Lycence to any 
Aged sickly or Infirm Carman of this City to Ride in his Cart with- 
in the same City any former Law of this Corporation to the Con- 
trary Notwithstanding. Provided such Lycence so Granted be in 
writing under the hand of the said Mayor whereof all Officers & 
Persons within this Corporation are to take Notice Accordingly. 

XT \r I r SS By the Mayor and Aldermen 
New York \ . --. 

, , . \. ^ Assize of Bread 

July y«: 12**^ 1726 

Order 'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Vizt) 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh thirteen Ounces for 
three half pence, and A soft Biskett of the finest flour Six Ounces 
and A half for three farthings. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eight Ounces and A 
half for A penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh seventeen Ounces for 
two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh two pounds thirteen 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wn EATEN LOAF the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Otli- 
erwise to weigh three pounds and seven Ounces for four pence half 
penny wheat being at four Shillings & Six pence ^ Bushell. 

And Order'd that no Other Bread be made for sale within this 
City than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Ex- 
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and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the 
twelfth day of July in the twelfth year of his Majesties Reign Anno 

^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Cl 

[102] At a Common Council held at the 

City Hall of the said City on Tuesday 
the 26*^ day of July Anno Domini 1726 

Present Johannes Jansen ESq'" Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 
John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder ^ESq" Aldermen 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalk 
Augustus Jay 
John Roosevelt 

Order'd there be A Bonfire at the Expence of this Corporation 
at the Usual place within this City on the first day of August Next 
with the usual Quantity of good Wine it being the Anniyersary 
of his Majestys happy Accession to the Throne of Great Brittain 
& that the Treasurer provide the same. 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures 
of Apprenticeship only Excepted) and also all the following Laws 
(Viz*) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting 
Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoal Burners A 
Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. A Law Restrain- 
ing Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for 
Moneys. A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law Re- 
lating to the Repacking of Beef & Pork A Law Appointing proper 
places for unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork be Ex- 
ported before it be Repacked. A Law Restraining the Cutting 
Hoop Sticks and Saplings on the Commons And all Other Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made Re- 
newed Established and Published the Third day of May last past, 
be, and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and Pub- 
lished and Orderd to be Continue & Remain in full force & Vertue 
for three Months from and after the date hereof. 



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Oia)ER*D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 

N<» pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall of this City or Order the 

407 sum of two pounds ten Shillings Currt Money of New York 

in full of One Quarter of a years sallary due and Ending the 

fourteenth day of this Instant Month of July. 

[103] Ordered that M'' Anthony Ham Dockmaster of this City do 
forthwith take Care that the Great Bridge Running through the 
Great Dock, and the Common sewer leading thereunto be suffi- 
ciently Repaired and Amended at the Charge of this Corporation 
and that he Exhibit the Accts of the Expence thereof to the Next 
Common Council. 



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At a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 
the first day of September Anno DoHI 
1726 

Present Johannes Jansen ESq*" Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq'" Recorder 
John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder ^ESq*"' Aldermen 
Frederick Philipse 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt > Assistants. 

Augustus Jay 
Phillip Minthorne 

Order'd A Convenient Lodging Room with A Chimney be 
forthwith made in the East End of the City Hall above Stairs Con- 
tiguous to the Great Gaol for the use of the Gaoler to lodge in for 
the better and more safe keeping of such Prisoners as are or may 
be Committed to the said Gaol or Prison. That Alderman Van- 
gelder and M*" Anthony Ham to take Care to Employ Workmen 
and Purchase Materialls for the Speedy Effecting thereof ; and that 
the said M^ Anthony Ham do defray that Charge out of the Moneys 
in his hands belonging to this Corporation, and that he Exhibit an 
Ace! of the Expence thereof to the Next Common Council. 

Upon Reading the Petition of M^ Thomas Hammond in behalf 
of himself, the Widow Hook and Mary & Elizabeth Gurney. setting 
forth that by A Mistake the surveyor of this City has laid out and 



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surveyed some of their Land near the Saw Kill as Land belonging 
to this Corporation to their Great Grievance [104] and humbly 
prays this Corporation will Redress the same &c : 

It is therefore Ordered that M*" Recorder, Alderman Cruger 
Alderman Philipse, Alderman Stuyvesant M' Roosevelt M' Min- 
thome or any five of them be A Committee to Examine into the 
Allegations of the said Petitioners, and if they Shall see Cause to 
Order the Land belonging to the Petitioners to be Re-surveyed 
Calling the surveyor of this Corporation to their Assistance. And 
that the same Committee do also Inspect & Enquire into what In- 
croachments are made upon the Lands of this Corporation by 
George Holmes or any Other Person or Persons in the Out Ward 
of this City and make Report of their Proceedings therein to this 
Court with all Convenient Expedition 

Oia)ER'D the Oath of A Freeman of this Corporation for the fu- 
ture be in the words following (Vizi) and that the Town Clerk 
have for his fee for Registring each Freeman sworn or made One 
Shilling and Six pence. (Vizi) 

The Oath of a Freemax of the City of 
New York 
Ye shall Swear that Ye Shall be f^ood and true to our sovereign 
Lord King George and to the Heirs of our said sovereign Lord the 
King. Obeysant and Obedient shall ye be to the Mayor and Min- 
isters of this City. The Franchises and Customs thereof Ye 
Shall Maintain and this City keep harmless, in that which in you is. 
Ye Shall be Contributing to all Manner of Charges within this Qty 
as summons Watches Contributions Taxes Tallages Lot and Scot 
and all Other Charges bearing Your Part as A Freeman Ought to 
do. Ye shall take no Apprentice for a less Term than for seven 
Years without fraud or deceit, and within the first year ye Shall 
Cause him to be Enrolled or Else pay such fine as Shall be reason- 
ably Imposed upon you for Omitting the same, and after his Term 
Erids within Convenient Time being Required ye Shall make him 
free of this City if he hath well and truely served you. Ye Shall 
know of no gatherings Conventicles or Conspiracies made against 
the Kings Peace but you Shall warn the Mayor thereof or lett it 
to your power. All these Points and Articles ye Shall well and 
truely keep According to the Laws and Customs of this City. So 
help you God. 



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393 



[lOS] City of ) 
New York i 



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Att a Common Council held at tfie 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
29*? day of September Anno Domini 1726, 



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Present Johannes Jansen ESqf Mayor 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cbrtlandt 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschaick 
John Roosevelt 
Augustus Jay 



ESq" Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day 
One Alderman, One Assistant two Assessors One Collector and one 
Petty Constable in the five Wards on the south Side of the fresh Water, 
and One Alderman One Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two 
Petty Constables and four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward 
of the Said City for the Bowry and Harlem Division of the Said Ward 
to serve in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing According 
to the Usage Custom Laws and Ordinances of the said City and Accord- 
ingly the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the Clock 
at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the Said City under the hands 
and seals of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenor of the 
Respective Warrants as folio weth (Yiz\) 



North Ward < 



South Ward < 



^Jacobus Kip ESq^ 
Andries Maerschaick 
Egbert Van Borson 
Garret Roos 
Peter Morin 
John Lanyon 

^Frederick Philipse ESq'^ 
Obadiah Hunt 
Frederick Willemse 
Thomas Cleave 
William Smith Jun*" 

^ Jacob Hayes 



Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessor 

Collector 
Constable 



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West Ward 



East Ward 



[io6J f John Cruger ESq* Alderman 

Oliver Teller Assistant 

Andrew Teller 
Dock Ward ^ Richard Ray 

Charles Sleigh 

William Walling 

Hermanns Vangelder 
^ ESqir 

William Roome 

Victor Hyer 

Abraham Fincher 

Tobias Stoutenburgh 

Griffin White 
^Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ 

John Roosevelt 

Richard Van Dam 

Petrus Rutgers 

Andrew Law Jun^ 

John Dunks 
^Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
ESqt 

Phillip Minthome 

Phillip Minthorne Jun*" 

Peter Laquere 

Ide Idesse Van Hoese 
Out Ward ^ J^^<>^ Har&ring 

Elias Anderson 

Teunis Delamontagne 

Barent Waldron 

ISaac Delametre 

zachariah syckells 
^Lawrence Courtrecht 
His Excellency William Burnet ESq^ Capt General and Govemour 
in Chief, of this Province &c : hath been pleased in Council to Appoint 
Robert Lurting ESq'' to be Mayor of this City for the year Ensueing 
ft William Dugdale ESq^ the Present Sheriff of the said City and 
County to be Sheriff of the Said City and County for the year En- 
sueing. ' 
Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 
the present Chamberlaine or Treasurer of this City be and is hereby 




V Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 

[Alderman] 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 

Alderman 
Assistant 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
) Surveyors of 

V Highways 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 

) Surveyors of 
f Highways 



for the 
Bowry 



>. for Harlem 



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Elected and Appointed Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing. 

M* Mayor hath Appointed Mr Griffin White (who was this day 
Elected Constable of the West Ward) to be High Constable of this 
City for the year Ensueing. 

[107] Ordered M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
West Ward to Cause A New Election of A Constable of the Said Ward 
for the year Ensueing and that the said Election be made the seventh 
day of Octol^ Next, in the Room of Griffin White who is Appointed 
High Constable. 



City of j gg 
New York] 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
14*!? day of October Anno DoffI 1726 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Mareschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Obadiah Hunt 



>^ESq" Aldermen 



>^ Assistants. 



This day Johannes Jansen ESqr the late Mayor Attended by Robert 
Lurting ESq^ the Mayor Elect, the Recorder Aldermen Assistants 
Sheriff Treasurer Town Clerk High Constable Petty Constable and 
Other Officers of this Corporation between the hours of ten and 
Eleven in the forenoon of the same day went in their formalities from 
the City Hall to his Majestys Garison Fort George and there waited 
upon his Excellency William Burnet ESq'^ Capt General and Governour 
in Chief of this Province in Council where the Said Robert Lurting 
ESq^ was Sworn Mayor of this City and William Dugdale ESq^ High 
Sheriff of this City and County for the year Ensueing having first 
taken the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead 



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of the Oaths of Allegiance and stqiremacy tiie Abjtmtion Oitfi and 
the Test at which time the said Oaths were Adnunistred to tiie Said 
Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor Francis Harison ESq^ Bjoooidor John 
Cruger Hermanus Vangelder, Phillip G)rtlandt Fr ede r ick mdiipse & 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq" Aldermen of the said City as Justioes of 
the Peace of the Said City and County and thereupon his Excellency 
the [io8] Governour delivered imto them their Respective Commis- 
sions & the Commission of the Peace, whereupon the Mayor Attended 
as Aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where after the Ringiiig of 
three Bells the Commissions of the Mayor and Sheriflf were published 
and then they Repaired to the Common Council Chamber where 
Johannes Jansen ESq^ the late Mayor delivered unto Robert Lurting 
ESqT the New Mayor the Charter and seals of this Corporation and 
the Bond of Cornelius De Peyster ESqf the Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of this Corporation for the due Execution of his Ofike &c : and there- 
upon the New Mayor Resumed the Chair and then the Aforesaid Oaths 
and Test were Adniinistred unto John Cruger ESq^ Alderman of the 
Dock Ward, Hermanus Vangelder ESqr Alderman of the West Ward, 
Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ Alderman of the East Ward, Frederick Philipse 
ESqf Alderman of the South Ward & Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ 
Alderman of the Out Ward, William Roome Assistant of the West 
Ward, Oliver Teller Assistant of the Dock Ward, Andries Mareschalck 
Assistant of the North Ward, John Roosevelt Assistant of the East 
Ward, Phillip Minthorne Assistant of the Out Ward and Obadiah 
Hunt Assistant of the South Ward who took their places Accordingly 
the Oath for the due Execution of their Respective Offices being first 
Administred unto them. 

Jacobus Kip ESq^ Elected Alderman of the Out Ward by Reason 
of Sickness Could not attend to be sworn. 

The Usual Oaths Appointed by Law & the Oath of Office was also 
then Administred unto Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ Chamberlain or 
Treasurer of this Corporation 

The like Oaths with the Oath of Office were also then Administred 
unto Griffin White High Constable and to the following Constables 
(Viz*) 

West Ward Lawrence Gamer 

North Ward John Lanyon 

Dock Ward William Walling 

Bowry Ide Idsse [Van Hoese] 

Harlem ISaac De Lametre 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 397 

Omenbr'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the East 
Ward to Cause a New Election of A Constable to serve in the Said 
Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of J6hn Dunks lately Elected 
into that Office, it Appearing to this Court that he is not Capable to 
Execute that Office by Reason of several Wounds distempers and 
Infirmities which he now labours under and that the said Election be 
on fryday the one & twentieth day of this Instant October 

[109] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
North Ward to Cause A New Election of A Collector to serve in the 
said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of Peter Morine lately 
Elected into that Office, It Appearing to this Court that he is not 
Capable of Executing that Office by Reason of his great Age being 
almost seventy years Old and Other Infirmities of body and that the 
said Election be on fryday the the 21*** Instant. 

Ord£r'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to William sharpas Town Clerk 

408 of this City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four 
Warrant Issued Shillings Current Money of New York in full of 

half A years sallary due and Ending this day and 
for Pen Ink and Paper for one year due and Ending the same day as 
appears by his Acct. which is Audited by this Court & allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*^ Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESqf 

409 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of seven 
Warrant Issued pounds seventeen Shillings and four pence Currant 

Money of New York for the like sum by him laid 
out and Expended for A Bonfire Wine &c : on the twenty Eighth day 
of May last being the Anniversary of his Majestys Birth day as 
Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq'^ 

410 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of five 
Warrant Issued pounds Nineteen Shillings and four pence half 

penny Curri Money of New York being for the like 
sum by him laid out and Expended for a Bonfire Wine &c : on the first 
day of August last being the Anniversary of his Majestys happy 
Accession to the Crown of Great Brittain as appears by his AccI which 
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Or0Br'd there be A Bonfire on the 20**' Instant at the Usual Pub- 
lick place within this City at the Charge of this Corporation with the 
usual quantity of good Wine it being the Anniversary of his Majesties 
Coronation and that the Treasurer do provide the same. 



[no] City of ) ^j^ Att A Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

25^!? day of October Anno Domini 1726. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
Phillip Minthome 
Obadiah Hunt 



^ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders & Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship and a Law Entituled Carmen not to drive Over the 
Common sewer only Excepted) and also all the following Laws 
(Vizi) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting timber 
on the Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale burners. A Law 
Establishing fees for the Slaughter Houses. A Law Restraining 
Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. 
A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves A Law Relating to the 
Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing proper places for 
unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork be Exported before 
it be Repacked. A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks and Sap- 
lings on the Commons. And all Other Laws Orders & Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Made Renewed and Published the twenty 
Sixth day of July last (the two Laws before mentioned only Excepted) 
be and are hereby made Ordained Renewed Established and Pub- 
lished and Order'd to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

The Oaths Appointed by Law and the Oath of A Constable were 
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Order'd that Alderman Cortlandt & Mf Hunt be Added to the Com- 
mittee Appointed the first day of September last upon the Petition of 
M' Hammond &c : & that any five of that Committee do Elxecute that 
Order. 

[ill] Order'd that Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt Alderman 
Philipse M^ Teller and M'" Hunt or any three of them be A Committee 
to Audit the Treasurers Books and Ace*? and all Other PubKck Accts 
of this Corporation and make Report of their Audit of the Treasurers 
Books and Accounts with all Convenient Expedition. 

Ordered that Alderman Vangelder Alderman Cortlandt & M' 
Mareschalck or any two of them be A Committee to Agree with four 
or Six able Citizens to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City for Six 
Months to Commence the first day of November next and to End the 
first day of May following. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<^ Treasurer to pay to John Delamontagne Robert 

411 Campbell Harman Bussing Jacobus Delamontagne, 
Warrant Issued Michael Michelse and Roeliff Van Mapelin the 

Watch and Bellmen of this City or Order the sum 
of thirty Six pounds Curri Money of New York in full of their Sallary 
due and Ending the first day of November Next. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Marshall 

412 of this City or Order the sum of two pounds E^ht- 
Warrant Issued een Shillings and three pence Currant Money of 

New York in full of A Quarter of A years Sallar>' 
due and Ending the 14*? Instant, for Horsehire to Harlem and Clean- 
ing the Common Council Chamber as Appears by his Acci which is 
Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

413 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Curr£ Money of New York in 

full of A Quarter of A years Sallary due & Ending 
the 7**» day of September last 

Ordered there be A Bonfire at the usual place within this City at 
the Charge of this Corporation with the Usual quantity of good Wine 



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on the fifth day of November Next being the Anniversary thanks- 
giving for the discovery of the horrid Gunpowder Plot & that the 
Treasurer provide the same. 



[112] City of )^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

thirteenth day of December Anno Domini 
1726. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESqf Recorder 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Grarrardus Stuyvesant 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Obadiah Hunt 



jvESq™ Aldermen 



>. Assistants 



Ordered M' Mayor Issue his Warrant to M** Andries Maerschalck 
Assistant of the North Ward of this City for the Election of an Alder- 
man for the Said Ward in the Room of Jacobus Kip ESq^ deceased ; 
and that the said Election be at the City Hall of this City on Munday 
Next. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to M^ John Wright or Order the 

414. sum of ten pounds Currt Money of New York in 

Warrant Issued full of one years Sallary for winding up and keep- 
ing in Order the publick Clock of this City due the 
Eighth day of November last. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N«^ Treasurer to pay unto M^ John De Honeur or 

415 Order the sum of four pounds seventeen Shillings 

Warrant Issued Curr* Money of New York in full of his Acct for 

Expences at his House by several Committees of 

this Court on the publick Affairs of this Corporation as Appears by 

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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 401 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

twentieth day of December Anno Domini 

1726 
Present Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

Phillip Minthorne ^Assistants 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

[113I M' Mareschalck Assistant of the North Ward Returned that 
M*" Anthony Rutgers Brewer was Unanimously Elected Alderman of 
the Said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of Jacobus Kip 
ESq^ deceased. And the Said Anthony Rutgers Personally Appeared 
in this Court unto whom the Oaths Appointed by Law were Adminis- 
tred unto him with the Oath of Office of Alderman and he took his 
place Accordingly 

The Committee for Agreeing with Watch and Bellmen Report 
that the[y] have Agreed with Johannes Delamontagne, Harman Buss- 
ing Robert Campbell, Roeliff Van Mepelen, Jacobus Delamontagne and 
Michael Cornelisse to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City for Six 
Months to Commence the first day of November last and to End the 
first day of May next Ensueing. which Report is Approved for the 
Sum of thirty Seven pounds ten Shillings 

Resolved that the Sixty Acres of Land in the Out Ward of this 
City which was lately leased to M^ Thomas Coddrington (and which 
Lease is Expired) be again Leased and sett to farm to M'? Margarett 
Coddrington the Widow of the said Thomas Coddrington for 
the sum of Six pounds ^ Annum for the Term of five years with 
Covenant to pay the Rent Annually, not to Commit any waste nor to 
Cutt Down fell or sell any timber or firewood but for the Nessessary 
fencing of the said Land or for firewood for the use of her family 
and that She fence the same in one year, and at the Expiration of the 
Term to Leave the same in good and sufficient fence well Repaired 
and Amended; with A Clause of Re Entry in Case the Rent be in 
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Arrear and unpaid, or such good & sufficient fence be not made witliin 
the year aforesaid. And tliat She give security for performance of 
Covenants. And that M"" Recorder, Alderman Cortlandt and M' 
Roosevelt or any two of them be A Committee to make these pro- 
posals to her, and if She Accept of the same M^ Mayor to Execute 
A Lease Accordingly. 

A Law Giving A Reward to any Person or Persons who Shall 
Apprehend any Negro or Indian Slaves Offending against any 
of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that if any Negro or 
Indian Slave hereafter Shall be taken up or Apprehended within 
[114] this City for Offending agt. any of the Acts of General Assem- 
bly of this Colony and be lawfully Convicted thereof, the Master 
Mistress or Owner of such Negro or Indian slave Shall pay to the 
Person or Persons who Shall so take up or Apprehend Such slave the 
sum of Six Shillings Current Money of New York as A Reward for 
his or their trouble & diligence in so doing. And that after such Con- 
viction such slave or slaves Shall Stand Committed till such Reward 
is paid as aforesaid with the lawfull fees of Committment 



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Att A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
twenty fourth day of January Anno Domini 
17261-7.] 

Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

William Roome 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Minthorne 

Obadiah Hunt 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 



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Apprenticeship, And A Law Entituled, Carmen not to drive over the 
Common Sewer only Excepted) and also all the following Laws (Vizt) 
A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting timber on 
the Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoalburners. A Law Estab- 
lishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. A Law Restraining Slaves 
Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A 
Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the 
Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law appointing proper places for 
unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork be Exported before 
it be Repacked. A Law Restraining Cutting Hoop Sticks and Sap- 
lings upon the Commons A Law Giving A Reward to any Person or 
Persons who Shall Apprehend any Negro or Indian Slaves Offending 
agt any of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony. And A Law 
Appointing A Markett place for Corn and Meal, and all Other Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were made Renewed 
Established and Published the twenty fifth day of October last (the 
two Laws above Mentioned to be Excepted only Excepted) be and 
are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published [115] 
And Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for 
three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ John Roosevelt or Order 

416 the sum of One pound seventeen Shillings and three 
Warrant Issued pence Curr* Money of New York, it being for Paint 

used for the City Hall Labour &c : as Appears by his 
Acct. which was Audited the 20*** of April 1721 and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Marshall 

417 of this City or Order the sum of two pounds Eleven 
Warrant Issued Shillings and six pence Currt Money of New York 

in full of one quarter of A years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth Instant and for Sweeping the Prison Chimney 
as Appears by his Acct. which is Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M'" Dennis Mahany the Publick 

418 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings CurrJ Money of New York 

in full of one quarter of A years Sallary due & End- 
ing the seventh day of December last. 

The following Law was three times Read and Approved and 



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Ordered to be forthwith Pubhshed and the Same was Published Ac- 
cordingly 

City of )gg A Law appointing A Market Place 

New York j for Corn and Meal. . 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same. That the Market House at 
the lower End of the Wall Street near the East River Commonly Called 
Wall Street Market House is hereby Appointed a Publick Market 
place for the sale of all sorts of Corn, Grain & Meal And that from 
and after the twenty fifth day of March next Ensueing No Corn Grain 
or Meal be sold in Publick Market within this City at any Other place 
(but at the Aforesaid Wall Street Markett House) under the Penalty 
of Six Shillings for Every Bushell of Corn or Grain or Every half 
hundred weight of Meal and so in proportion for A greater or lesser 
Quantity that Shall be sold at any Other place within this City to be 
paid by the seller of such Corn Grain or Meal. One half of the Penalty 
to the Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the 
use of this Corporation and to be Recovered before the Mayor Re- 
corder or any one of the Aldermen of the said City. 

[ii6] City of ^^^. Att A Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

24*^ day of March Anno Domini 1726/7 
Present Robert Lurting ESq'' Mayor 

P'rancis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Minthorne 

Obadiah Hunt 

M'' Mayor Acquainted this Court that on the 2i**» Instant he was 
served with A Copy of an Order of the Supream Court of Judicature 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 405 

Att a Supream Court of Judicature held for 
the Province of New York at the City Hall of the 
City of New York on Tuesday the twenty first day 
of March in the Term of March Anno Regni Georpi 
Reg^s decimo tertio. 

Present The HonWe Lewis Morris ESqf Chief Justice 

& 
Robert Walter ESq^ second Justice. 

Upon A presentment this day brought into Court by the Grand Jury 
of the Incommodiousness and Insufficiency of the Goales of the City 
and County of New York. It is Ordered by the Court that the Mayor 
and Aldermen of the City of New York do take proper Care that A 
sufficient Number of Men be by them Employed to Watch & Guard 
the Prisons in this City so that the Prisoners now therein do not make 
their Escapes from thence, and that the Mayor of this City be served 
with A Copy of this Order , ^^ ^ ^ 

^ Fredk. Morris D CI 

In Obedience to which Order and to prevent any Prisoners from 
Escaping out of the Gaol of this City, it is Order'd by this Court that 
four of the Watch and Bellmen of this City two of them from Eight 
a Clock in the Evening untill five a Clock in the Morning, Every 
Night and Other two of them to go about with the Bell as usual. That 
two or more of them do Constantly Watch and Guard the Gaols and 
do keep Walking [117] and Inspecting about the Said Gaols and use 
their utmost Endeavours to prevent any Escapes therefrom, and that 
upon their hearing any Noise in the Said Gaols or Other Suspicion 
that any Prisoner or Prisoners are Endeavouring to break the same 
or to make their Escape that they Immediately prevent the same as 
much as in them lyes and give Notice to the Gaoler and the Rest of the 
said Watch, and to Call to their Assistance all Constables and Others 
who are by Law Obliged to Assist them ; and to seize and secure any 
Prisoner or Prisoners who Shall make such Attempt or Escape and de- 
liver them to the said Gaoler for which Extraordinary service this Cor- 
poration will allow and pay unto the said Watch and Bellmen the sum 
of four pounds for Every Month they Shall so attend and Watch and 
Guard the said Gaols & prevent any Escapes therefrom, over and 
above their Established Sallary, provided they be Vigilant & Cir- 
cumspect in the performance of their duty, but that in failure thereof 
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Sallary to Commence the 22? Instant to which Order abovesaid the 
Said Watch and Bellmen Agreed and promised to perform their duty 
in Obedience thereunto. 

Ordered that Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman 
Philipse, M' Mareschalck, M*" Teller, M*" Roosevelt and M^ Hunt 
or any four of them be A Committee of this Court to Inspect the 
Common Gaols of this City, and that they forthwith Employ proper 
Persons at the Charge of this Corporation suflSciently to Amend and 
Repair the said Gaols to make them Strong and secure for the Safe 
holding of Prisoners and preventing Escapes therefrom in such man- 
ner as Shall be directed by William Dugdale ESq^ High Sheriff of 
this City and County, and that in Case the said sheriff Refuse to give 
directions for Repairing the said Gaols, that [the] Said Committee 
do Cause the same Gaols to be sufficiently Amended and Repaired in 
the best manner possibly they can. 

Resolved that this Court do prefer A Petition to the next General 
Assembly of this Province for Leave to bring in A Bill for the Raising 
of A sufficient sum of Money for the Making & Erecting sufficient & 
Commodious Common Gaols for the Said City & County and for 
Defraying the Publick and Nessessary Charge thereof 

Ordered that M"" Mayor M"" Recorder or one of them do Acquaint 
the Chief Justice of this Province and his Majesties Attorney General 
that this Corporation have taken all the Effectual Measures in their 
power to Amend Repair and secure the Gaols of this City and to Watch 
& Guard the same to prevent Escapes therefrom ; and that they have also 
Resolved to Petition the next session of General Assembly for Leave 
to bring in A Bill for making and Erecting sufficient & Commodious 
Common Gaols for the Said City and County, that they also desire the 
said Chief Justice and Attorney General that no prosecution be Com- 
menced Either agt this Corporation or the Justices of the Peace of 
this City & County, they Humbly Conceiving that they have not any 
Authority by any Law now in force to Levy Money upon the subject 
for the Making or Repairing of Gaols. 

[ 1 18] Order'd that in Case any prosecution 

Memorandum three Warr*? be Commenced ag' this Corporation or 

Issued each for £5-0-0 the Justices of this City and County who 

N° 420 are the Mayor Recorder and x\ldermen 

421 of this Corporation for the Incommodious- 

422 ness and Insufficiency of the Gaols; that 
M' Recorder and M^ Joseph Murray and 



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M^ John Chambers Attorneys at Law be Retained as Council for this 
Corporation to defend the same, And that M*" Mayor Issue Warrants 
to the Treasurer to pay to each of them five pounds as a Retaining fee. 

Ordered the Treasurer of this Corporation do forthwith lay before 
this Court An Accompt of the Annual Revenue of this Corporation 
and particularly of the Revenue of the last year from the fourteenth 
day of October 1725 to the fourteenth of October 1726. That he also 
lay before this Court an Acct. of what Persons are Indebted to this 
Corporation, for what, and in what manner Either by Bond Bill, 
Arrea[ra]ge of Rent, Note, Specially, Accompt or Otherwise in Order 
this Corporation take Effectual Measures for the Recovery thereof, 
And that he likewise lay before this Court an Acct of what Moneys 
has been paid by this Corporation for Repairing the Gaols of this City 
Since the fourteenth of October 1720. 

M» Mayor having Recommended to the Consideration of this 
Court the Improvement of the Revenue thereof Resolved that this 
Court will Consider of ways and Means for the Advancing and In- 
creasing the Annual Revenue of this Corporation for the better Sup- 
port of the Dignity thereof, and that the Members of this Court will 
Offer their Several Proposals and sentiments thereon to the next Com- 
mon Council. 

Ordered M'' Robert Crooke be Appointed the Surveyor of this City 
in the Room of M*" William Bond who by Reason of his Age & In- 
firmities has Resigned that Office and that M^ Mayor Execute A War- 
rant unto him under the seal of this Corporation for that Office Ac- 
cordingly. 

Order'd M' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay M*" Dennis Mahany the Publick 

419 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Curr* Money of New York in 

full of A Quarter of a years sallary due & Ending 

the seventh Instant. 

Whereas the Butchers and Other Inhabitants of this City Super- 
abound in A Very great Number of Mischievious Mastiffs Bull Dogs 
and Other useless Dogs who not only Run at Coaches [119I Horses 
Chaise and Cattle in the day time whereby much Mischief has Ensued, 
but in the Night time are left in the Streets of this City, and frequently 
Bite Tear and Kill several Cows and Render the passage of the Inhab- 
itants of this City upon their lawfuU Occasions Very dangerous in the 
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and are become A Publick Nusance and Grievance. It is therefore 
hereby Order'd that M^ Mayor and the Aldermen of each Respective 
Ward within this City do give Strict Charge- and Orders to the Con- 
stables of each Respective Ward within the same that the said Con- 
stables do go from House to House in their Respective Wards and 
Straightly Charge and Warn Every of the said Inhabitants that do 
keep or are Owners of any such Mischievious Dogs that they do take 
Effectual Care to keep all such Mischievious Dogs in their Respective 
Houses or Yards in the Night time- to prevent the Inconveniences and 
Mischiefs Aforesaid upon pain of being prosecuted for keeping such 
Mischievious Dogs Accustomed to bite as the Law directs, and as they 
will Answer the Contrary at their Perrills. 



City of ] ^^ A'fT A Common Council held at the 



New York \ " City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

25*^ day of April Anno Domini 1727 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'' Mayor 

Francis Harison ESqf Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Anthony Rutgers 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

Andries Mareschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 



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Order 'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship, And A Law Entituled Carmen not to drive over the 
Common Sewer only Excepted) and also all the following Laws (Vizi) 
A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting timber on 
the Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale Burners. A Law Estab- 
lishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. A Law Restraining Slaves 
[120] Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. 
A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the 
Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing Appointing proper 
places for unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork or Pork 
be Exported before it be Repacked. A Law Restraining Cutting hoop 
Sticks and Saplings upon the Commons. A Law Giving A Reward 



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to any Person or Persons who shall Apprehend any Negro or Indian 
Slaves Offending agt. any of the Acts of General Assembly of this Col- 
ony and A Law Appointing A Market place for Corn and Meal, and 
all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were 
Made Renewed Established and Published the twenty fourth day of 
January last (the two Laws above mentioned to be Excepted, only 
Excepted) be and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established 
and Published and Order'd to be Continue and Remain in full force 
and Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

423 of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds Current 
Warrant Issued Money of New York in full of half A years sallary 

due & Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

424 of this City or Order the sum of four pounds and 
Warrant Issued six pence Curr* Money of New York in full of one 

Quarter of A years Sallary due and Ending the 
fourteenth Instant for Horse hire to Harlem fire and Candle for the 
Common Council Room for one year and for Sweeping the Prison 
Chimney as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Jun*^ or 

425 Order the sum of one pound ten Shillings and three 
Warrant Issued pence in full of his Acct Dated January y^: twenty 

fourth 1726/7 being for Glass Glazing and Nails 
for Mending the Windows of the City Hall as Appears by his Acct 
which is Audited and allowed. 

Order'd that M*" Mayor, M' Recorder, Alderman Cruger Alderman 
Cortlandt Alderman Rutgers, M' Teller, M^ Roosevelt and M"" Hunt 
or any five of them whereof the Mayor or Recorder to be one be A 
Committee to Cause the Partition Line between the Lands of this Cor- 
poration and those of Harlem to be Run surveyed and Ascertained on 
the fourth day oi May next if the weather will permitt or on [121] the 
first fair day thereafter, that the said Committee do take the surveyor 
of this Corporation or any Other surveyor to their Assistance, and that 
the same Committee do give Notice to the Trustees of Harlem that they 
be present at the said survey with A surveyor on their behalf if they see 
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And that assoon as that Line is surveyed and Ascertained that the 
same Committee do Inspect and Enquire what Incroachments are made 
upon the Lands of this Corporation in the Out Ward of this City and 
Remove the same Incroachments as much as in them lyes and Cause 
the said surveyor to make A Draft or Drafts of the said Incroachments 
and also of all the Lands that are the Property of this Corporation in 
the same Out Ward and make their Report with all Convenient Expedi- 
tion. 

Whereas the Well in Kip Street is now much out of Repair & 
thereby Rendred useless as well as dangerous. It is therefore Ordered 
that the Neighbourhood thereabouts have Liberty to fill up the said 
Well and to make A New Well in the same Neighbourhood in such 
Convenient place as the Alderman and Assistant of the North Ward of 
this City Shall direct and appoint. 

Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that the West End of the City 
Hall Over the Common Council Chamber &c : be forthwith made into 
as Strong and usefull A Prison as Conveniently may be and in such 
Manner as the Sheriff of this City Shall direct ; and that in Case the 
Said Sheriff Refuse to give such directions that the Committee here- 
after mentioned do Employ Workmen and provide Materialls at the 
Charge of this Corporation for Effectually performing the same, and 
that Alderman Vangelder Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Philipse 
M*" Maerschalck M*" Teller M*" Roosevelt & M*" Hunt or any four of 
them be A Committee to see this Resolve put in Execution without 
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City of I ^,^ Att a Common Council held at the 

Ninth day of May Anno Dom 1727 



New York f City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq"" Recorder 

John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

Phillip Minthorne 

Obadiah Hunt 



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[122] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to Johannes Delamontagne, Har- 

426 man Bussing Robert Campbell RoelifF Van Mepelen 
Warrant Issued Jacobus Delamontagne and Michael Cornelisse or 

Order the sum of seven and thirty pounds ten Shil- 
lings CurrJ Money of New York in full of their sallary as Watch and 
Bellmen of this City for Six Months past due and Ending the first 
Instant 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to John Hybon Carpenter and 

427 Renier Burger Blacksmith or Order the sum of 
Warrant Issued Nineteen pounds two Shillings and two pence farth- 
ing Current Money of New York it being for Car- 
penters work Boards Plank Smiths Work Iron Nails & Other Ma- 
terialls by them done found & provided for Repairing the Common 
Gaol of this City as Appears by their Ace* which is Audited and 
allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M" Catalina Post Widow or 

428 Order the sum of two pounds Sixteen Shillings and 
Warrant Issued Nine pence CurrS Money of New York for Expences 

of the Committee in Agreeing with Bellmen & Other 
Expences at her house by Other Committees on the publick Affairs of 
this Corporation as Appears by her Acct which is Audited [and] 
allowed 

Ordered there be a Bonfire at the Expence of this Corporation on the 
twenty eighth day of this Instant May being the Anniversary of his 
Majesties Birth day at the usual place within this City with the usual 
quantity of good wine and that the Treasurer provide the same. 

The Committee Appointed to Cause the Division Line between the 
Lands of this Corporation and those of Harlem to be Run surveyed 
& Ascertained on the fourth day of this Instant May do Report that 
they together with the surveyor of this City have been upon that 
service (Most of the Inhabitants of Harlem and M»" Clowes their Sur- 
veyor being present) but had not time to finish the same that day. It 
is therefore hereby Ordered that the same Committee do proceed to 
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twenty fifth of April last and make their Report with all Convenient 
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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
twentieth day of June Anno DoHT. 1727 

Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Anthony Rutgers 
William Roome 
Andries [Oliver] Teller 
Andries Maerschaick 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 



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Order D that M*^ Mayor or M*" Recorder and any two of the Alder- 
men of this Corporation have power and Authority at the Charge of 
this Corporation to Agree with and Appoint able and sufficient Persons 
to Watch the Prisons and Gaols of this City upon Such Occasions and 
Emergencies as they Shall Judge needfuU during the Confinement of 
some Felons in the Said Prisons & Gaols in Order to prevent Escapes 
therefrom. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Johannes Delamontagne Har- 
man Bussing Robert Campbell Roeliff Van Mapelen 
Jacobus Delamontagne and Michael Comelisse the 
Watch & Bellmen of this City, or to their Order the 
sum of Eight pounds Current Money of New York in full for their 
Extraordinary service for Watching and Guarding the Prisons and 
Gaols of this City for two Months Ending the twenty Second day of 
May last. 



Order'd there be A Publick Gallows made and Erected upon the 
Common of this City at the usual place of Execution at the Charge of 
this Corporation. 



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City of ] ^^^ At A Common Council held at the 



New York^ City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

Eighth day of August Anno Domini 1727. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Maerschalck 

Phillip Minthorne 

Obadiah Hunt 



ESq'? Aldermen. 



>► Assistants 



Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship, And A Law Entituled Carmen not to drive over the 
Common Sewer only Excepted) and also all the following Laws (Viz*.) 
A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting Timber on the 
Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale Burners. A Law Estab- 
lishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. A Law Restraining Slaves 
Negroes & Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A Law 
for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the Repack- 
ing of Beef & Pork [124] A Law Appointing proper places for Un- 
loading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork be Exported before it 
be Repacked. A Law Restraining Cutting hoop Sticks and Saplings 
upon the Commons. A Law Giving A Reward to any Person or Per- 
sons who Shall Apprehend any Indian or Negro Slaves Offending agt. 
any of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony. And A Law 
Appointing A Markett place for Corn and Meal. And all Other Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made Renewed 
Established and Published the twenty fifth day of April last past, be, 
and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
& Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for 
three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to Mf Robert Crannell Marshall 

430 of this City or Order the sum of two pounds ten 

Warrant Issued Shillings Currt Money of New York in full of one 
quarter of A years Sallary due and Ending the four- 
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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M^ Richard Noble the sum of 
two pounds Current Money of New York for the 
like Sum by him Expended for making and Erect- 
ing A Publick Gallows on the Commons of this 
City for the Execution of Moses Sousman A Jew. 



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Warrant Issued 



City of ^gg 
New York( 



Present 



j^ ESq" Aldermen 



>. Assistants. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
29*^ day of September Anno Dom 1727 

Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day One 
Alderman one Assistant two Assessors one Collector and One petty 
Constable in the five Wards on the south side of the fresh water and 
[125] One Alderman, One Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two 
petty Constables and four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward 
of the said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the said 
Ward to serve in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing Ac- 
cording to the usage Custom Laws and Ordinances of the said City 
and Accordingly the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of 
the Clock at noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the said City under 
the hands and seals of the Respective Aldermen According to the 
Tenor of the Respective Warrants as followeth (Viz*) 
f Phillip Cortlandt ESq'' Alderman 

John Roosevelt Assistant 

Paul Richard 

Gerrardus Beekman 

James Burling ' Collector 

William Hilton Constable 



East Ward ^ 



h Assessors 



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West Ward 



North Ward 



Dock Ward 



[126] 



Out Ward 



South Ward 



Hermanus Vangelder 

ESq^ 
William Roome 
Abraham Fincher 
Jacobus Turk 
Ahasuerus Turk 
Elias Ellis 

Anthony Rutgers ESq' 
Andries Maerschalck 
Garret Roos 
Egbert Van Borson 
Peter Zanger 
Henry Schleydom 
'Frederick Philipse ESq^ 
Obadiah Hunt 
John Le Montes 
ISaac De Peyster Jun"^ 
Joseph Jamain 
David Abeel 
John Cruger ESq*^ 
Oliver Teller 
Richard Ray 
John Hastier 
Charles Sleigh 
Thomas Hammond 
'Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

ESqf 
Phillip Minthorne 
Thomas Dekey 
John Home 
George Dyckman 
Elias Anderson 
Cornelius Wortendyck 
Peter Bussing 
John Delametre 
Johannes Waldron Jun*^ 
Abraham Delamontagne 
Peter Van Oblinis 






Alderman 
Assistant 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

'Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

' Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 
Constable. 






Johannes Lesher 



Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
( Highways ^ 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
V Highways 



for the 
y Bowry 
Division 



for Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency William Burnet ESq^ Capt General and Govemour 
in Chief of this Province hath been pleased in Council to Nominate 



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4i6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Robert Lurting ESq^ the present Mayor of this Corporation to be 
Mayor of this City for the year Ensueing & also WilHam Dugdale 
ESq^ the present Sheriff, to be Sheriff of this City and County for 
the year Ensueing. 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peyster 
ESq^ the Present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is 
hereby Elected and Appointed by this Court Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of this Corporation for the year Ensueing. 

Mf Mayor hath appointed M^ Thomas Hammond of the Dock Ward 
of this City Shopkeeper to be high Constable of this City for the 
Year Ensueing. 

Order'd Mf Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Dock Ward of this City to Cause A New Election of A Constable for 
the said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of M^ Thomas 
Hammond who M*" Mayor hath Appointed High Constable of this City 
for the year Ensueing. and that the Election be made on Wednesday 
tlie fourth day of October next. 

The Committee for Auditing the Books and Accts of the Treas- 
urer of this Corporation from the fourteenth day of October 1725 to 
the fourteenth day of October 1726 have made their Report in the 
words following (Viz*) 

We the Committee Appointed by the Common Council to Audit 
and Examine the Publick Accts of this City have Examined that of 
Cap* Cornelius De Peyster Treasurer of this Corporation and [127] 
find that he has Received of this City Cash Since the fourteenth of 
October 1725 (Including the former Ballance being Eight pounds 
seven Shillings and seven pence half penny) the sum of two hundred 
Eighty seven pounds fifteen Shillings and seven pence half penny and 
by him paid by Warrants &c : for the City use two hundred and thirteen 
pounds fourteen Shillings and seven pence and for his Commissions 
for Receiving and paying the same ten pounds thirteen Shillings and 
Nine pence so that on the fourteenth of October last Sixty three 
pounds seven Shillings and three pence half penny Still Remains in 
his hands in favour of this Corporation w^hich is humbly submitted by 

John Cruger 

New York 14*? September Fred : Philipse 

1727 Oliver Teller. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

432 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of thirty 

Warrant Issued pounds fourteen Shillings and two pence half 

penny Current Money of New York it being for the 

like sums by him disbursted and paid for five several Bonfires and 

Wine thereat (Viz*) On the twentieth day of October last being the 

Anniversary of his late Majesty King George, On the fifth day of 

November last, being the Anniversary of Gunpowder Treason, on the 

twenty Eighth day of May last the Anniversary of his late Majestys 

Birth day, On the first day of August last the Anniversary of his late 

Majestys happy Accession to the Throne and on the One & twentieth 

day of August last being the day on which his present Majesty King 

George the second was proclaimed as Appears by five several Accts 

thereof which are Audited and allowed. 



City of ) «« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

third day of October Anno Dom. 1727 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESqf Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Anthony Rutgers 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
[128] WilUam Roome 

Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 



^ ESq" Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



Ordered that M'^ Recorder, Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt 
Alderman Philipse, Alderman Rutgers M"" Teller & M*" Roosevelt or 
any four of them whereof M' Recorder to be one, be A Committee to 
draw A Petition to the General Assembly of this Province for Leave 
for this Corporation to prefer A Bill to Enable the Mayor Aldermen 
and Commonality of this City of New York to Raise A sufficient sum 
of Money within the said City and County for Making Erecting and 
Repairing sufficient and Commodious Common Gaols within the said 
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City and County & for defraying the Publick and Nessessary Charge 
of the said City and County Annually, and also for leave to prefer 
A Bill to Continue the Act Entituled an aci' for Regulating the 
Ferry between the City of New York and the Island Nassau. And that 
the same Committee do prepare drafts of the said Bills with all Con- 
venient Expedition, ordered also that the same Committee do In- 
spect and Consider of proper Methods for Inproving the Vacant 
Ground on the West Side of the Dock fronting the Custom House 
for the use and Benefit of this Corporation Ordered also that the same 
Committee draw up an Address of this Corporation to his Majesty of 
Condolence upon the death of our late most Gracious sovereign and 
of his Majesties Peacefull and happy Accession to the Throne of 
Great Brittain &c: and make their Report with all Convenient 
Expedition. 



City of ) gg 
New York^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
seventh day of October Anno DolTT 1727 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

William Roome 

Oliver Teller 

Andries Mareschalck 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Minthorne 

Obadiah Hunt 



>"ESq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



ti29] A Petition to the General Assembly for leave to bring in A Bill 
to Enable this Corporation to Raise Six hundred pounds upon the 
Freeholders Inhabitants and Residents thereof to build A Convenient 
•Gaol and Prisons within the said City, and also for Raising an An- 
nual sum not Exceeding two hundred pounds to defray their Pub- 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 419 

lick and Nessessary Charge was read & Approved & Order 'd the Same 
be signed by M' Mayor. 

A Bill for the purposes aforesaid was also Read and approved, and 
Ordered the said Petition and Bill be delivered to the Assembly by 
Alderman Rutgers. 

The following Addresses were three times read and Approved & 
signed by all the Members of the Common Council & were this day 
both presented to His Excellency the Governour, which Addresses are 
in the words following (Viz*) 

To His Excellency the Hoilble William Burnet ESq' 
Capl General and Commander in Chief of his Maj** Prov- 
inces of New York and New Jersey and the Territories 
depending thereon in America and Vice Admiral of the 
same 

The Humble Address of the Mayor Re- 
corder Aldermen and Assistants of the City of 
New York in America Convened in Common 
Council. 

May it please your Excellency 

The Great Value and Esteem which we preserve for the Memory 
of his late Majesty to whose wise Councils we owe the security of 
those Libertys and Priviledges which to A free People will allways 
Appear inestimable, and the happy Accession of his Present Majesty 
to the Throne of his Ancestors are the Occasion of our attending 
your Excellency at this time, and it is our Earnest Request that 
your Excellency would please to transmitt (in such manner as you shall 
think most proper.) our Humble Address to the Throne hoping that 
through your Excellencys Representation of us the same will be 
Accepted as the sincere Expression of our hearts unfeignedly devoted 
to his Majestys Royal Person and the succession in his Illustrious 
House 

Your Excellency has for several years past had the Honour truly 
to Represent the Person of our late King, and his Subjects here have 
thereby Enjoy'd all Rights and Priviledges which were possessed by 
those who had much nearer Access to his Royal Person. Wee think 
[130] ourselves truly happy under Your Excellencys Administration 
We pray for the Continuance of it, and as the Blessings We Enjoy 



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420 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

under Your Government are very dear to us we beg leave to Assure 
your Excellency that at all times and upon all Occasions this Corpora- 
tion will heartily Endeavour to demonstrate their Affection to your 
Person and their Gratitude to their sovereign who gives us so prudent 
and so Indulgent A Protector of his People. 

We are May it please Your Excellency 
Your Excellencys Most Dutifull 
and most Obedient servants. 
William Roome Robert Lurting 

Oliver Teller Francis Harison 

John Roosevelt John Cruger 

Phillip Minthorne Hermanus Vangelder 

Obadiah Hunt Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 
Will Sharpas. Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

To THE Kings most Excellent Majesty 

The Humble Address of the Mayor 
Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of your 
Majestys most Ancient City and Corpora- 
tion of New York in America Convened in 
Common Council. 
The Loss of our late sovereign Your Majestys Royal Father of 
Glorious Memory made the Deepest Impressions of sorrow upon our 
hearts. Wee were sensible that Heaven had deprived us of A Prince 
of most Eminent Vertue and Consummate Wisdom, and that to his 
Arms and Councils we Owed the Preservation of our Religion and 
our Libertys when both were Attacked by the most formidable Power 
in Europe. 

Your Majesty then (we most Humbly hope) will Conceive how 
great our Joy was how much our hearts were Exalted when we saw 
Your Majesty his son and RightfuU Successor Advanced to the Quiet 
and secure Possession of the Throne of Your Ancestors Receiving the 
Earliest Proofs of the affections of Your Loyal Nobility and Com- 
mons the Zealous Prayers of those Churches of whom Your Majesty 
is the Defender and the glad Acclamations of [131] A People devote- 
ing their Lives and Fortunes to your Majestys Service. 

May it Please Your Majesty though we are far Removed fr<Mn 
the happy place of your Royal Residence, yet none of your Majestys 



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Dominions are more truly Sensible of the Blessings which all Enjoy 
under the Administration of A Good A Great and a just Prince. 

Wee therefore most devoutly pray that 
Your Majesty may long Reign over us. That 
your Royal Consort the Queen may be Bles'd 
with long life and A Numerous Offspring, and 
that together with your Majesty's Person your 
Great and Princely Vertues may for Ages to 
Come Continue to be truly Represented in this 
Your Majestys Province 
Wee are. 
May it Please your Majesty 
Your Majestys most 
Dutiful! & Loyal Subjects 
Robert Lurting Mayor 



Oliver Teller 

Wilt Roome 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Minthorne 

Obad : Hunt 

Andries Maerschalck ^ 

Will Sharpas Town Clerk 



Fra : Hanson Recorder 

>► Assistants ^t xr u 

^ Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Fred: Philipse 

Gr. Stuyvesant 

Antho: Rutgers 



>- Aldermen 



City of ) gg 
New York ( 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 
fourteenth day of October Anno DoRT. 1727. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
William Roome 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Mareschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Obadiah Hunt 



>-ESq'^? Aldermen 



Assistants 



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42 2 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[132] This day the Mayor Attended by the Aldermen, Assistants 
Sheriff Chamberlain Town Clerk High Constable Petty Constables 
and Other Officers of this Corporation at the hour of Eleven in the 
forenoon of the same day went in their formalities from the City Hall 
to his Majestys Garrison Fort George and then and there waited upon 
his Excellency William Bumet ESq*" Capt General and Governour in 
Chief of this Province in Council where the Aforesaid Robert Lurt- 
ing ESqf was again sworn Mayor of this City and William Dugdale 
ESq^ High Sheriff of this City and County for the year Ensueing, 
having first taken the Oaths Appointed to be taken by Act of Parlia- 
ment instead of the Oaths of AUeigance and supremacy the Abjuration 
Oath and the Test, at which time the said Oaths were Administred to 
the said Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor, John Cruger Hermanus Van- 
gelder Phillip Cortlandt Frederick Philipse Gerrardus Stuyvesant & 
Anthony Rutgers ESq" Aldermen of the said City as Justices of the 
Peace of the City and County of New York with the Oath for their 
due Execution of the Office of Justices of the Peace & thereupon his 
Excellency the Governour delivered unto them their Respective Com- 
missions. Whereupon the Mayor Attended as aforesaid Returned to 
the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells the Commissions 
of the Mayor & Sheriff were Published and then they Repaired to the 
Common Council Chamber and thereupon the Mayor Resumed the 
Chair and then the aforesaid Oaths and Test were Administred unto 
the aforesaid Aldermen, Assistants with the Oaths for the due dis- 
charge of their Respective Offices who took their places Accordingly. 

The same Oaths were also then Administred unto Cornelius Dc 
Peyster ESq'^ Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation & the 
Oath of his Office. 

The Oaths Appointed by Law as Aforesaid with the Oath of Office 
of A Constable were also then Administred unto M'" Thomas Ham- 
mond High Constable of this City and to the following Constables 
(Viz*) 

East Ward— William Hilton 
West Ward— Elias Ellis 
North Ward — Henry Schleydorn 
South Ward — David Abeel 
Dock Ward — ^Johannes Lesher 

Bowry — George Dyckman 

Harlem — Johannes Waldron Jun'" 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



[133] City of ) 
New York i 



Present 



SS 



423 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on fryday the 
2y^V day of October Anno DonI 1727 

Robert Lurting ESqr Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq'f Recorder 
John Cruger 



ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Anthony Rutgers 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 

Ordered there be A Bonfire at the Charge of this Corporation at 
the Usual Publick place within this City, with the usual quantity of 
good Wine on Munday the thirtieth day of this Instant October it 
being the Anniversary of his Majestys Birth day and that the Treas- 
urer provide the Same. 

Ordered also there be A Bonfire with the Usual quantity of good 
Wine on the fifth day of November next being the Anniversary of 
the Gunpowder Treason Plot, and also for the happy Arrival of his 
late Majesty King William the third on that day for the Deliverance 
of our Church and Nation and that the Treasurer provide the same. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto William Sharpas Town Clerk 
of this City or Order the sum of fourteen pounds 
Nine Shillings and three pence Current Money of 
New York in full of half A years sallary due & End- 
ing the fourteenth day of this Instant October, for Pen Ink & Paper 
for one year due & Ending the same time, for A Book for Recording 
Indentures of Apprenticeship, for Cash paid for Engrossing Addresses 
from this Corporation to his Majesty and to his Excellency the Gover- 
nour and for Parchment and Engrossing the Oaths for all Publick 
Officers &c : as Appears by his Acc^ which is Audited by this Court & 
allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M"^ Robert Crannell Marshall of 
this City or Order the sum of two pounds Sixteen 
Shillings Current Money of New York in full of 
one quarter of A years sallary due and Ending the 



No 

433 
Warrant Issued 



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434 
Warrant Issued 



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424 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

fourteenth Instant and for two Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his 
Ace* which is Audited by this Court and allowed 

[134] Order D tliat Mr Mayor, M^ Recorder, Alderman Cruger, 
Alderman Cortlandt, M^ Teller and M*" Roosevelt or any three of them 
whereof the Mayor or Recorder to be one be A Committee to soUicit 
the General Assembly for the Passing of the Bills now before them 
lately preferred by this Corporation for Regulating the Ferry and for 
Raising Money for the Building and Repairing of the Gaols & for de- 
fraying the Publick and Nessessary Charge of this City and County 
Annually. 

Order'd that M^ Rip Van Dam Junf have liberty to build A Stone 
Wall in the Slip at Countess Key for se[c]ureing the Street or Way on 
the West Side of the Said Slip. Provided the same Wall do not Exceed 
twelve foot at the top thereof from the Wall of the said M*" Van Dams 
House, and that Alderman Cortlandt and M*" Roosevelt do take Care 
the same Wall be made in manner aforesaid and not Otherwise 



City of ) ^^ At A Common Council held at tlie 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

seventh day of November Anno Domini 
1727 

Present Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

Andries Mareschalck 

William Roome 

John Roosevelt 

Oliver Teller 

Obadiah Hunt 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants. 



Order D that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship And A Law Entituled Carmen not to drive over the 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 4* 5 

Common sewer only Excepted) and also all the following Laws (Viz?) 
A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting timber on the 
Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale Burners. A Law Establish- 
ing fees for the Sloughter houses. A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes 
and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys A Law for 
Regulating [135] the Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the Re- 
packing of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing proper places for un- 
loading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork be Exported before it be 
Repacked. A Law Restraining Cutting Hoopsticks and Saplings upon 
the Commons. A Law Giving A Reward to any Person or Persons who 
Shall Apprehend any Indian or Negro Slave Offending against any 
of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony, and A Law 
Appointing A Market place for Corn and meal. And all Other Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made Re- 
newed Established and Published the Eighth day of August last past be 
and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
and Order'd to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for 
three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman 
Rutgers, M*" Teller, M' Roosevelt and M*" Hunt or any three of them 
be A Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Ace*? and all 
Other Publick Accts of this Corporation and make their Report of their 
Audit on the Treasurers Books and Ace*? with all Convenient Expedi- 
tion. 

Order'd that Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Rutgers Mf Mars- 
chalck and M^ Teller or any three of them be A Committee to Agree 
with four or Six able Citizens of this Corporation to be the Watch and 
Bellmen of this City untill the first day of May next. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Johannes Delamontagne Har- 

435 man Bussing Robert Campbell Roeliffe Van 

Warrant Issued Mapelen, Jacobus Delamontagne and Michael Cor- 

nelisse the Watch and Bellmen of this City or Order 

the sum of thirty seven pounds ten Shillings Currt Money of New 

York in full of their sallary for Six Months Commencing the first day 

of*May last and Ending the first day of this Instant November. 



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426 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

29*^ day of December Anno DoUT 1727 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'f Recorder 
[136] John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Oliver Teller 
Andries Maerschalck 
William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthome 

Obadiah Hunt 

-<»■ 

The Committee for Agreeing with Watch and Bellmen Report in 
heec Verba (Viz*) New York November y«: 28^** 1727 Pursuant to the 
within Order to us directed we have Agreed with those following 
Persons (Viz*) Harman Bussing Robert Campbell Roeliff Van Mea- 
pelen Jacobus Delamontagne Michael Cornelisse and John Delamon- 
tagne Son of ISaac to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City for the 
sum of thirty seven pounds ten Shillings for Six Months to Commence 
from primo November 1727 and Ending primo May 1728 which is 
humbly submitted by p^.j,.p ^^^^^^ 

Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
Which Report is Approved by this Court. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to John Wright Watchmaker or 

436 Order the sum of ten pounds Current Money of 
Warrant Issued New York in full of one years sallary for Winding 

up and keeping in Order the publick Clock of this 
City, due and Ending the Eighth day of Nov^^ last. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to the Executors or Administrators 

437 of Lawrence Kortright deceased the sum of three 
Warrant Issued pounds Current Money of New York in full of 

Expences of this Corporation at his House in April 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 427 

and May last on Running the Harlem Line as Appears by his Acct 
which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M*" Edward Blagge or Order the 

438 sum of four pounds Sixteen Shillings and four 
Warrant Issued pence half penny Current Money of New York in 

full for Wine Rum Beer Pipes Tobacco and [137] 
Other Expences of this Corporation for Running the Harlem Line 
and Expences at his House by A Committee of this Corporation in 
October last as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M*" Obadiah Hunt or Order the 

439 sum of two pounds Eleven Shillings and Nine pence 
Warrant Issued Current Money of New York in full of Expences 

of Committees of Common Council at his House for 
Auditing the Publick Ace** which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M"" Teunis Tiebout Carpenter 

440 or Order the sum of four pounds Eleven Shillings 
Warrant Issued and ten pence half penny Curri Money of New York 

in full for Carpenters Work, Plank Nails Timber 
and A Lock for the City Hall in the Years 1724 & 1725 & 1727 as 
Appears by his Acct. which is Audited & allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to pay to 
N° M"" Phillip Cortlandt or Order the sum of three 

441 pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eight pence half 
Warrant Issued penny Current Money of New York in full of his 

Acct. for Materialls and Workmanship for Repair- 
ing the Market House and Street at the End of Wall Street, Expences, 
Expences on A Journey to Madam Coddringtons in 1723 for City Dock 
Wood and Expences at M"" Remerse's on A Committee to View 
Incroachments &c: in 1726 as Appears by his Acc^ which is Audited 

& allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to Mf Gabriel Ludlow Clerk of the 

442 Assembly or Order the sum of two pounds twelve 
Warrant Issued Shillings and six pence Curri Money of New York 

in full of his fees as Clerk of the Assembly for 
Passing the fferry Bill and for his fees on Another Bill prefer'd to the 
last Assembly by this Corporation as Appears by his Acct which is 
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Resolved that the Ferry of this Corporation between this City, and 
Nassau Island be lett to ffarm for the Term of five years to Commence 
the twenty fifth day of March next Ensueing together with the flFerry 
Houses Barn Penn and Appurtenances thereunto belonging on the 
Conditions now Read and Approved by this Court to such Person or 
Persons who Shall Offer or bid the Greatest Rent for the same and the 
best security for Performance of Covenants [138] And that Mr Mayor 
Mf Recorder, Any three or more of the Aldermen and any three or 
more of the Assistants be A Committee to Lett the same to ffarm at 
the House of M*" Obadiah Hunt near the Custom House on Thursday 
the Eighteenth day of January next Ensueing at three A Clock in the 
Afternoon of that day and that Publick Notice be Given thereof by 
Printed Advertisements 

City of ^ ^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

twenty third day of January Anno DoiiT 
i727[-8.] 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'' Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome ^ 

Andries Mareschalck 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 

Mt Mayor Acquainted this Court that Thursday the Eighteenth 
Instant was so Intense Cold and Windy that the ferry Boats Could 
not pass the River nor any Person Appear from Nassau Island to be 
present at the letting to ffarm the flferry of this Corporation, and 
also that some of the Committee of this Court Appointed to Lease 
the same by Reason of their Indisposition Could not Appear that day 
on that service by Occasion of the Extream Cold, so that the said flFerry 
could not be lett to ffarm that day without Manifest prejudice to this 
Corporation & therefore those who did Appear on that Committee 
thought it Adviseable to Adjourn the letting thereof unto Thursday the 
twenty fifth Instant and have Ordered New Advertisements Accord- 
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the twenty Ninth day of December last to lett to ffarm the fFerry of this 
Corporation on the Eighteenth Instant, or any five of them whereof 
the Mayor or Recorder to be one, be and are hereby Appointed A 
Committee to lett to ffarm the said iferry and Appurtenances on 
Thursday the twenty fifth Instant, on the Conditions and at the place 
[139] Appointed in the Aforesaid Order of the 29*** of December last, 
or at such Other Convenient day thereafter as to the Said Committee 
Shall Seem most Advisable and Advantageous for this Corporation. 



City of J cc . ^'^'^ ^ Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the Said City on T^Iunday the 

fifth day of February Anno Don! 1727 [-8.] 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Andries Mareschalck 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Minthorne 

Obadiah Hunt 



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Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Inden- 
tures of Apprenticeship and A Law Entitqled Carmen not to drive 
over the Common sewer only Excepted) and also all the following 
Laws (Vizi) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cut- 
ting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale Burn- 
ers. A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. A Law 
Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys 
or for Moneys A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law 
Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing 
proper places for unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork 
be Exported before it be Repacked. A Law Restraining Cutting 
Hoopsticks ft Saplings upon the Commons. A Law Giving A 
Reward to any Person or Persons who Shall Apprehend any Indian 
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Assembly of this Colony. And A Law Appointing A Market place 
for Corn and Meal, And all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were made Renewed Established and Pub- 
lished the seventh day of November last past, be, and are hereby 
Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published and Order'd 
to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof. 

[140] The Committee for Letting to ffarm the iferry of this Cor- 
poration with its Appurtenances Pursuant to an Order of this 
Court of the twenty third day of January last have made their Re- 
port Endorsed on the Conditions on which the Said flFerry was de- 
mised in the words following (Vizt) 

Pursuant to the Above Order of Common Council We the Com- 
mittee therein mentioned at the time and place therein Specified 
have lett the flferry and Appurtenances therein mentioned unto 
Theophilus Elsworth of the Said City Victualler for the yearly Rent 
of two hundred and fifty Eight pounds of lawfull Money of the 
Province of New York he being the highest bidder. 

Witness our hands this twenty fifth day of January Anno DolH 
1727 [-8]. Robert Lurting 

Andries Mareschalck John Cruger 

Oliver Teller Hermanns Vangelder 

John Roosevelt Phillip Cortlandt 

Obadiah Hunt Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Which Report is Approved by this Court and Order'd A Lease be 
prepared Accordingly. 

The Draft of the Lease of the fferry of this Corporation with its 
Appurtenances lately by A Committee of this Court (Authorized so 
to do) Demised to M^ Theophilus Elsworth of this City Victualler 
for the Term of five years to Commence the twenty fifth day of March 
Next Ensueing at the yearly Rent of two hundred and fifty Eight 
pounds of lawfull Money of this Province of New York to be paid 
Quarterly by the said Theophilus Elsworth or his Assigns was read 
and Approved by this Court and also by the Said Theophilus Elsworth, 
David Provoost Merchant and Bernardus Smith Cordwainer proposed 
for his securities for performance of Covenants who were present at 
the Reading thereof and were Offered the perusal of the same. It is 
therefore Order d that the same Lease be Engrossed and that M*" 
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thereof, and take Care that the said Theophilus Elsworth Execute Ac- 
cording to Law his Counter part thereof, the said Theophilus Elsworth 
proposing to this Court himself together with Mess*"? David Provoost 
of the said City Merchant and Bernardus Smith of the same place 
Cordwainer as his securities for performance of Covenants which 
Persons arc Approved & Accepted as sufficient securities by this Court 
and Ordered that they Enter into Bond in A thousand pounds Curri 
Money of the Province of New York to this Corporation for perform- 
ance of Covenants in the before mentioned Lease of the fFerry 

[141] Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell Mar- 

443 shall of this City or Order the sum of two pounds 
Warrant Issued ten Shillings Current Money of New York in 

full of one Quarter of A years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of January last. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to John Carr Carpenter or Or- 

444 der the sum of Sixteen Shillings and seven pence 
Warrant Issued half penny Currt Money of New York, it being 

for Boards, Nails and Carpenters Work done at 
the City Hall in December last as Appears by his Acct. which is 
Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Daniel Bontecou or Or- 

445 der the sum of One pound thirteen Shillings and 
Warrant Issued three pence Currt Money of New York for Ex- 

pences of this Corporation at his House in Octo- 
ber and November 1724 as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to M^ 
N^ Robert Crooke surveyor of this City or Order the 

446 sum of two pounds Currt Money of New York 
Warrant Issued for Surveying twice the Division Line between 

the City and Harlem as Appears by his Ace! 
which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
East Ward of this City to Cause a Constable to be Elected for the 
Said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of William Hilton 
who is Removed to Hampstead Plains and that the Election be 
made on the fifteenth Instant. 



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Memorandum february the 15*1* 1727 Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ Al- 
derman of the East Ward of this City Returned that ISaac Kip of 
the Said City Cooper by Majority of Voices of the Inhabitants of 
the said East Ward is Elected to serve in the Office of Constable of 
the Said Ward for the Year Ensueing. 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the 21*^ of March Anno Dom i727[-8.] 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
[142] Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 
William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Obadiah Hunt 

Mr Mayor Acquainted this Court that Pursuant to an Order of 
this Court of the fifth day of february last past he had Executed 
the Lease for the fferry of this Corporation with its Appurtenances 
under the seal of this Corporation to M^ Theopilus Els worth the 
Lessee thereof for the term of five years to Commence the twenty 
fifth day of this Instant March at the Annual Rent of two hundred 
and fifty Eight pounds to be paid quarterly and that the said The- 
ophilus Elsworth at the same time Executed the Counter part there- 
of with A Bond for performance of Covenants wherein the said 
Theophilus Elsworth David Provoost of the said City Merchant 
and Bernardus Smith of the same place Cordwainer are Jointly and 
severally bound to this Corporation in the sum of One thousand 
Pounds of Lawfull money of the Province of New York with Con- 
dition that the said Theophilus Elsworth shall and do perform all 
the Covenants &c: mentioned in the said Lease and thereupon de- 
livered to this Court the said Counterpart of the Lease and Origi- 
nal Bond so Executed which by this Court is Approved. And Or- 
dered the same be delivered to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ Treas- 
urer of this City for the use of this Corporation. 



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Ordered that M^ Mayor M^ Recorder Alderman Cruger Alder- 
man Vangelder Alderman Philipse M*" Maerschalk M' Teller and 
M' Roosevelt with such Other Members of this Court as Shall 
be present or any four of them be a Committee to go to the 
iferry Houses of this Corporation on Nassau Island and View 
and Inspect what sufficient Repairs Glaiing and Amendments are 
wanting to the Aforesaid New Brick house Old House Barn Well 
Penn Pound and Landing Bridge at the fferry in the Township of 
Brookland on Nassau Island and to make an Inventory thereof, and 
that they do direct M' John Deane the Present Tenant in Posses- 
sion thereof that he do forthwith take Eflfectual Care that the same 
be without delay at his own Charge and Expence well and suffi- 
ciently Repaired Glazed Cleansed and Amended According to the 
Tenour of his Covenants with this Corporation and to Acquaint 
him that in failure thereof his Bond for Performance of Covenants 
will be put in suit at the Expiration of his Lease. 

AND it is hereby further Ordered that the same Committee do 
Receive the Possession of the Said fferry fferry Houses and Appur- 
tenances [143] upon Nassau Island from M^ John Dean the Pres- 
ent Tenant thereof on the twenty fifth day of this Instant March 
(his Lease then Expiring) and to deliver the Possession of the 
same unto M' Theophilus Elsworth the New Lessee; and to In- 
spect and Examine what Additional NeedfuU and Nessessary Re- 
pairs and Amendments Ought to be made done and Performed 
thereunto by this Corporation for the said Theophilus Elsworth 
and make Report thereof with all Convenient Expedition 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
No Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Pub- 

447 lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of 
Warrant Issued five pounds Current Money of New York in full 

of half A years Sallary due & Ending the sev- 
enth Instant 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas or Order 

448 the sum of seven pounds Six Shillings Current 
Warrant Issued Money of New York being for Drawing & En- 
grossing Conditions & Lease of the Ferry & 

Cash paid for Printing Advertisements and for Engrossing the Bill 
for Making Gaols as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and al- 
lowed. 

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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Mf Obadiah Hunt or Order 

449 the sum of Six pounds fifteen Shillings Current 

Warrant Issued Money of New York in full for Expences of this 

- Corporation at his House on letting the Ferry to 

ffarm in January last as Appears by his Acci which is Audited and 

allowed 

Order'd Alderman Stuyvesant M*" Minthorne and the sur- 
veyor of this City be A Committee to lay out and survey on the 
West Side of Inclaombergh two Acres of Land for A Brick Kiln 
&c : and make Return thereof with all Expedition in Order the same 
be Leased for ten years to M' Wessell Van Norden at the Annual 
Rent of twenty Shillings the said Wessell van Norden Paying the 
Expence of the Committee Surveying and Lease. 

City of ) ^o Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j^ City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 

the Sixteenth day of April Anno DolU 
1728. 

Present Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder ^ESq*"* Aldermen 

Phillip Cortlandt 
[144I Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ESq" Aldermen 

Anthony Rutgers 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome ^Assistants 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Resolved that this Corporation do Address his Excellency John 
Montgomerie ESq'' Cap^ General and Govemour in Chief of this 
Province &c: on his Safe Arrival to this his Government and that 
M'' Recorder do prepare the same. 

Resolved that this Corporation do Compliment his Said Excel- 
lency the Governour with the Freedom of this Corporation, that the 
Seal be Enclosed in A Box of Gold, And that Alderman Cortlandt 
and M*" Roosevelt be A Committee to get the same made with all 
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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

450 of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds Cur- 
Warrant Issued rent Money of New York in full of half A years 

Sallary due & Ending the fourteenth Instant. 
Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* Treasurer to pay to M'f Christina De Wilde or 

451 Order the sum of One pound Nineteen Shillings 
Warrant Issued Current Money of New York for Expences of A 

Committee of this Court at her house with A 
Committee of the General Assembly about passing the Ferry Bill 
and Agreeing with Bellmen as Appears by her Acct which is Audited 
and allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M' John Carr Carpenter or 

452 Order the sum of two pounds five Shillings and 

Warrant Issued One penny half penny Current Money of New 

York it being for Carpenters Work, Candles, 

Carting, Boards & Nails by him done found and performed for the 

long Bridge & City Hall in Repairing thereof as Appears by his 

Acd which is Audited & Allowed. 

M^ Recorder According to Order prepared the following Ad- 
dress to his Excellency which was read and Approved and Order'd 
forthwith to be Engrossed and Accordingly was Signed by this Court 
& presented to his Excellency by the whole Court in the words fol- 
lowing Viz! 

To his Excellency John Montgomerie ESq*" Cap? 
General and Governour in Chief of his Majesties Prov- 
inces of New York and New Jersey and Territories de- 
pending [145] thereon in America and Vice Admiral of 
the same &c: 

The Humble Address of the Mayor Re- 
corder Aldermen and Commonality of this 
his Majesties most Ancient City & Corpora- 
tion of New York in the Colony of New York 
in America 
May it Please Your Excellency 

Your Excellencys Safe Arrival gives us A most welcome Testi- 
mony of the Divine Protection over your Excellencys Person & this 
Province and at the same time the Desireable Assurance of his 
Majesties Early goodness to So distant A part of his Dominions 



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Sir We behold with inexpressible Joy that delightfull Prospect 
which Naturally Arises to the People whom You Govern from 
those Conspicuous Qualitys which Compose your Excellencies 
Character. Your Excellencies long and near Access to the best of 
Princes, Your seal [zeal?] in the Brittish Parliament, Your Mili- 
tary Accomplishments are So many Guarantees to this Colony for the 
Enlargement of our Trade the security of our Frontiers and the 
Preservation of our Liberties and Properties 

As this Corporation is A Considerable part of your Excellencies 
Government We desire leave in the Name of this City to Assure 
your Excellency of our Loyalty Fidelity and Obedience to his most 
Excellent Majesty King George, and that we will all ways zealously 
and Affectionately do our utmost to render your Excellencies Ad- 
ministration Easy happy and prosperous. 

Sir We humbly recommend our Ancient Rights and Priviledges 
to your Excellencys Patronage and Protection 

We are May it Please your Excellency 
Sir 
Your Excellencys 
Most Obedient and 
Most Humble servants 
Andries Maerschalk Robert Lurting 

Oliver Teller Francis Harison 

William Roome John Cruger 

John Roosevelt Hermanns X'ani^eKlei 

Obadiah Hunt Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 
Will Sharpas Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 
[146J Which Address his Excellency Received in A Very Obliging 
Manner and was pleased to Say Viz* 

Gentlemen I thank the Corporation for this Obliging Address 
and do Assure You that it Shall be my Chief Concern to make the 
People whom I am to Govern Easy and happy in doing which [I 
am obeying both?] his Majestys Commands and the Dictates of my 
Own Inclinations. 

Memorandum his Excellency Colt Montgomcric landed in New 
York near Whitehall on Munday the fifteenth day of April 1728 
about one A Clock afternoon and soon after his Excellency Pub- 
lished his Commission in Council in his Majesties Court and took the 
Oaths, then Swore the Council and and soon after his Excellency Pub- 



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lislu'd his Commission at the City Hall the Corporation waiting on 
his Excellency and the Garrison Militia Horse and foot being under 
An:is and making A Double Guard from the landing to the Fort, 
and from the Fort to the City Hall. 



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Bv THii: Mayor & Aldkrmen 
New York j^^ Assize or Bread 

Order 'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as folio weth 
(Viz') 

A \ViiiTE LOAF of the finest flour to weigh ten Ounces & a half 
Ounce for a Penny 

A White loaf of the finest (lour to weigh one pound and five 
Ounces for two pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds and two 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wheatex loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise to weigh three pounds and fourteen Ounces for four 
pence half penny wheat being at four Shillings ^ Bushell. 

AXD Order'd that no Other Braed [)c made for Sale within this 

City than According to the above Assize (hard Bisket only Ex- 

cei)tcd) and that all Bakers within this City do take Notice hereof 

and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the 

thirtieth day of April in the first year of his ]\Iaj*^ Reign Anno Domini 

172S 

^ Order of the Mayor & Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Q 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 
third day of May Anno DoIiT 1728. 

Present Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

Andries Maerschalck 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 



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Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Inden- 
tures of Apprenticeship, and A Law Entituled Carmen not to drive 
over the sewer only Excepted) and also all the following Laws 
(Viz*) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting 
timber on the Commons by Brickmakers arid Charcoal Burners. A 
Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. A Law Re- 
straining Slaves Negroes & Indians from Gaming with Moneys or 
for Moneys. A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law 
Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing 
proper places for Unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork 
be Exported before it be Repacked. A Law Restraining Cutting 
Hoopsticks and Saplings upon the Commons. A Law Giving A 
Reward to any Person or Persons who Shall Apprehend Any In- 
dian or Negro Slaves Offending against any of the Acts of General 
Assembly of this Colony and A Law appointing A Market place 
for Corn and Meal, and all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Made Renewed Established and 
Published the fifth day of February last past be and are hereby 
Made Ordained Renewed Established & Published and Order 'd to 
be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Mar- 

453 shall of this City or Order the sum of three 
Warrant Issued pounds Nineteen Shillings Curr* Money of New 

York in full of one Quarter of A years Sailary 
due and Ending the fourteenth day of April last past for fire and 
Candle for the Common Council &c : for one year and for two Jour- 
neys to Harlem as Appears by his Ace! which is Audited by this 
Court and allowed 

[148] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N*^ the Treasurer to pay to Harmanus Bussing, Rob- 

454 ert Campbell, Roeliff Van Meapelen, Jacobus 
Warrant Issued delamontagne Michael Cornelisse and John 

Delamontagne Son of ISaac, or their Order the 
sum of thirty seven pounds ten Shillings Currt Money of New 
York in full of their Sailary for Six Months as Watch and Bellmen 
of this City due and Ending the first Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Execute A Lease to Wessell Van Norden 
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in the Out Ward of this City for the Term of ten years for the 
yearly Rent of twenty Shillings Pursuant to the Return of the 
Surveyor of this City. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M'^ John Deane or Order the 

455 sum of Nineteen Shillings Curr* Money of New 
Warrant Issued York for Expences at his house at the fFerry at 

Brookland by two Committees of this Court, as 
Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*' Charles Le Roux Gold- 

456 smith or Order the sum of twenty pounds Six 
Warrant Issued Shillings & Six pence Currt Money of New York 

in full for A Gold Box for his Excellencys Free- 
dom of this Corporation as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited 
and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M' Obadiah Hunt or Order 

457 the sum of fifteen pounds Six Shillings & Six 
Warrant Issued pence Currt Money of New York in full for an 

Entertainment at his house by this Corporation 
for treating his Excellency the Governour on the twentieth day of 
April last and for some Expences on his Excellencies landing in 
this City as appears by his Ace* which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Treasurer pay to Cornelius De 
N^ Peyster ESq^ Treasurer of this City or Order 

458 the sum of the sum of Six pounds ten Shillings 
Warrant Issued Currt Money of New York in full for A Bonfire 

Wine &c: on the thirtieth day of October last 
being the Anniversary of his Majestys Birth day as Appears by his 
Acct. which is Audited and allowed. 

This day this Court waited upon his Excellency John Montgom- 
erie ESq^ Cap{ General and Governour in Chief of this Province and 
presented unto his Excellency the Freedom of this Corporation (the 
Seal thereof being inclosed in a Box of Gold) which his Excellency 
was pleased favourably to Accept. The Same was dated May the 
2^ 1728 

This Court have this day Agreed with Harman Bussing, Robert 
Campbell, Roeliflf Van Meapelen, Jacobus Delamontagne, Michael 
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six pounds to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City untill the first 
day of November Next. 

[ 149] The Committee of this Court Appointed to Receive the Pos- 
session of the flFerry from M^ John Deane do Report that on the 
twenty fifth day of March last they wrent to the fferry house of this 
Corporation in the Township of Brookland on Nassau Island and 
then and there Received the Possession of the Said fYerry fferry 
houses and Appurtenances from the said John Dean and then and 
there delivered the Possession of the same unto AP Theophilus 
Elsworth the Present Tenant thereof. 

That they also Viewed what Repairs Ought to be made by the 
said John Deane to the said flFerry houses and Appurtenances and 
are of Opinion the sum of four pounds Current Money of New 
York to be paid by the said John Deane will well and sufficiently 
Repair the same and that upon his Payment thereof his Lease be 
Cancelled and his Bond for performance of Covenants to be deliv- 
ered up which is Nevertheless submitted &c: Which Report is 
Approved by this Court & Ordered that upon the said John Deane 
paying to the Treasurer of this Corporation all the Arrearages of 
Rent by him due for the Said fYerry and Appurtenances together 
witli the said sum of four pounds in lieu of the Repairs thereof, for 
the Ubc of this Corporation that tlic said Treasurer do Cancell the 
said Lease by breaking of the Stal. and deliver up to the said John 
Deane his Bond for performance of Covenants. 

City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] ' City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 

twenty Sixth day of July Anno DonT. 
1728 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESqf Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Andries Maerschalck 
Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Obadiah Hunt 



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Order'd that M'^ Recorder, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Philipse 
Alderman \'angelder, M^ Teller and Mf Hunt or any four of them 
be a Committee to Inspect the Great Dock, Long Bridge and Common 
sewer and Report to the Next Common Council what Nessessary Re- 
pairs and Cleansing are wanting thereunto, and in what manner [150] 
the Said Great Dock forthwith can be well Cleansed and Rendred 
more usefull and that the said Committee do Recommend some 
pro[)cr Person to be the Dockmaster of this City in the Room of M"" 
Anthony Ham, and that they also Call the Said Anthony Ham to Acct 
for the Profitts of the Crane Dock and Slips during his Exerciseing 
that Office. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Mar- 

459 shall of this City or Order the sum of two pounds 

Warrant Issued ten Shillings Curd Money of New York in full of 

one Quarter of A years Sallary due and ending 

the fourteenth Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X'^ Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Pub- 

4<'>o lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of 

Warrant Issued two pounds ten Shillings Currt Money of New 

York in full of one Quarter of A years Sallary due 

and Ending the seventh of June last. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Mr Obadiah Hunt or Order 

461 the sum of five pounds Eight Shillings and elev- 
Warranl Issued en pence Currt Money of New York for Ex- 

pences of this Corporation on the Committee for 
Running the Harlem Line in May last as Appears by his Acct which 
is Audited & allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Teunis De La Montagne 

462 or Order the sum of two pounds ten Shillings 
Warrant Issued and One penny half penny Curr* Money of New 

York for Victualls and Drink by him found and 
provided for the Committee on Running the Harlem Line in May 
last and for Indian Corn for their Horses as Appears by his Ace! 
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442 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL . 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M"" John Vangelder Carpen- 

463 ter or Order the sum of fifty four pounds Elev- 
Warrant Issued, en Shillings and Six pence half penny Currt 

Money of New York it being for Boards Nails 
Timber Shingles Ironwork Posts & Rails Carpenters Work Carting 
and Other things and materialls for Repairing the City Ferry House 
at Brookland in March April and May last as Appears by his Acc5 
which is Audited and allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

464 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of five 
Warrant Issued pounds Sixteen Shillings and three pence Curri 

Money of New York in full for the like sum by 
him laid out and Expended for this Corporation on A Bonfire Wine 
&c : on the Eleventh day of June last being the Anniversary of his 
Majesties Accession to the Throne as Appears by his Ace! which 
is Audited and allowed 

[151] Resolved that A Powder House be Erected in this City by this 
Corporation for A Magazine or Storehouse for the Convenient & 
Safe Keeping of Gunpowder and that M*" Mayor and the Members 
of this Court or any three of them be A Committee to find out A 
proper place for the Building the Same and make their Report to 
the next Common Council. 



p.. . ^ At A Common Council held at the 

J Y kl^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^' ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^" Tuesday 

J the 30*l» day of July Anno Dom 1728. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq' Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Andries Mareschalck 
Oliver Teller 



>^ESq''* Aldermen 



William Roomc 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 



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Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Inden- 
tures of Apprenticeship. And A Law Entituled Carmen not to 
Drive over the Common Sewer only Excepted) And all the Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made Or- 
dained Renewed Established & Published the third day of May last 
and also the following Laws (Vizt) A Law for Marking of Butter. 
A Law against Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers 
and Charcoal Burners A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter 
Houses. A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from 
Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys. A Law for Regulating the 
Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and 
Pork. A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay. A 
Law that no Beef or Pork be Exported before it be Repacked. A 
Law Restraining Cutting Hoopsticks and Saplings upon the Com- 
mons. A Law Giving A Reward to any Person or Persons who 
Shall Apprehend any Indian or Negro Slaves Offending against any 
of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony. And A Law 
Appointing A Market place for Corn and Meal, and all Other Laws 
Orders & Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made Or- 
dained Renewed Established and Published the third day of May 
last be, and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and 
Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

[152] Upon Application of M^ Peter Valette and M^ William 
Gilbert for leave to lay A Drain through Princes Street into the Broad 
Street, and to Open the Ground to lay the same, and that no body be 
permitted to bring any Other Drain into it without their leave, it is 

Order'd the said Peter Valette and William Gilbert have leave 
to lay A Drain from their dwelling houses through Princes Street, 
into the Broad Street at their Own Charge, they filling up and pav- 
ing the Street again. And that no Person do presume to lay any 
Drain into the Drain of the said Peter Valette and William Gilbert 
without the leave of this Corporation and paying the Said Valette 
& Gilbert A proportionable part of the Charge they shall be at in 
making the Said Drain. 

The Committee Appointed to Inspect the Great Dock &c: have 
made their Report in the Words following (Viz!) Pursuant to an 
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to Insi)ect the great Dock Long Bridge and Common sewer and 
to Report what Nessessary repairs are wanting thereto, and in what 
manner the said great dock can be Cleansed and rendred more 
L'sefull, and to Recommend some proper person to be Dockmaster 
of this City in the Room of M^ Anthony Ham and also &c: in Pur- 
suance whereof we find that both ends of the great Dock want to 
be Raised with Stockadoes new Wall Plates laid thereon and the 
Ground behind the same Levelled so as to prevent the Waters Run- 
ning into the Great Dock in Violent Rains: the Long Bridge and 
Common Sewer require A good deal of Repair, and the Great Dock 
being Exceedingly Choaked up with sand and Mudd [especially?] at 
the Mouth is thereby rendred useless. We also Recommend Cap*. 
Andrew Law as a Fitt and Proper Person to succeed M^ Anthony 
Ham as Dockmaster of this City which is Submitted by 

New York 27*^^ July 1728 Fra Harison 

John Cruger 
Herm : Vangelder 
Fred. Philipse 
Oliver Teller 
Obad : Hunt. 

which Report was read and Approved, and Ordered that ]\Ir An- 
thony Ham be discharged from the Office of Dockmaster of this 
City from this day. that he Account w^ith the said Committee forth- 
with for the Profitts of the Crane Dock and Slips during his Con- 
tinuance in that Office and pay the Ballance to the Treasurer of 
this City, and that he do not presume (at his Perill) to Receive 
any more of the Rents or Profitts of the same Crane Dock or Slips, 
and that he be forthwith served v^nth A Copy of this Order. 

Ordkr'd the Said Committee forthwith Cause the Common sewer 
to be Repaired and Cleansed and make such Other Repairs and 
Amendments to the Said Common Sewer and Bridge, and such 
Mudd and Soil to be Removed out of the Said Dock as they shall 
Judge to be of Absolute nessessity at the Charge of this Corporation. 

Order'd that M^ Andrew Law be and is hereby Appointed Dock- 
master [153I of this City to keep Account of and to Collect the 
Rents and Profitts of the Crane Dock and Slips of this City and 
to take Care the Orders & Regulations of the Dock, Slips and 
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sallary of thirty pounds for one year to Commence the first day of 
August next, and that M' Mayor Grant his Warrant for the same 
Accordingly. 

The Committee Appointed to find out A proper place for Building 
A Powder House do Report that a piece of Ground of one hundred 
or one hundred and twenty foot Square belonging to this Corporation, 
upon the Common near the place where the Gallows now Stands, in 
their Opinion is A proper place to build the said Power House. 

The Treasurer having Exhibited A List of the Debts due to this 
Corporation Amounting to one thousand three hundred and Eighty 
four pounds and four pence. Order'd the said Treasurer do demand 
of the said Debtors their Executors or Administrators the said several 
Debts and Acquaint them that they so Stand indebted in the Books 
of this Corporation by Ace*? duely and Regularly Stated, And that the 
said Treasurer Report their several Answers to the next Common 
Council in Order Legal measures be taken for the Recovery thereof. 

Whereas at a Common Council held at the 24*1* day of March 
1726/7 it was Orderd that in Case any Prosecution be Commenced 
against this Corporation or the Justices of this City and County (who 
are the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of this Corporation) for the 
Incommodiousness and Insufficiency of the Goals, that M*" Recorder 
Mf Joseph Murray and M^ John Chambers Attorneys at Law be 
Retained as Counsell for this Corporation to defend the same and that 
M*" Mayor Issue Warrants to the Treasurer to pay to each of them 
five pounds as A Retaining fee which Warrants were Issued and de- 
livered to them Accordingly And whereas the said M*" Joseph Murray 
and M"" John Chambers have this day Voluntary delivered up to this 
Court the Said Warrants unpaid to be Cancelled Expressing their 
zeal and Affection for the good and Welfare of this Corporation and 
that they shall allways to the utmost of their power defend this Cor- 
poration ag*. any Attempts to disturb or molest them in their lawfull 
Rights and Priviledges &c : It is therefore Ordered the said Warrants 
be Cancelled before this Court. And Orderd the Clerk Return them 
the Thanks of this Court for their services and good Inclinations to 
this Corporation 

It Appearing to this Court that Joseph ■Murray Gent. Attorney at 
Law within this City is A zealous Assertor of the Rights and Privil- 
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Court do Compliment the said Joseph Murray with the Freedom of 
this Corporation and that M' Mayor Execute the same under the seal 
thereof. 

[154] It Appearing to this Court that John Chambers Gent Attorney 
at Law within this City (the place of his Nativity) is A zealous As- 
sertor of the Rights and Priviledges of this Corporation. It is there- 
fore hereby Ordered that this Court do Compliment the Said John 
Chambers with the Freedom of this Corporation and that M^ Mayor 
Execute the same under the seal thereof. 



City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

the twenty third day of August Anno Dom 
1728 

Present Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger '^ 

Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



Resolved That the House or Magazine for the Keeping of Gun- 
powder within this City be of the Demensions of forty foot long and 
twenty foot broad within the Walls thereof, that the same be built of 
good Stone and Lime Nine foot high under the Beams with A good 
Roof Covered with Pantiles, and that Alderman Vangelder, Alderman 
Cortlandt, M*" Mareschalck, and M' Roosevelt or any two of them 
whereof Alderman Vangelder to be one be A Committee forthwith to 
Agree with Workmen and for Materialls for the Speedy finishing of 
the Same, and that Alderman Vangelder be Supervisor of the said 
Building, and that he be Satisfied for the same by this Corporation 

Resolved that the four Lotts fronting the East River in the Rear 
of the Ground of M^ Benjamin Peck in the East Ward of this City 
from high water mark to low water Mark on the West Side of Harden- 
brookes Slip Containing one hundred foot in breadth be Exposed to 
Sale upon the like Covenants that the Other Lotts fronting the Said 
East River on the East and West Sides thereof were granted, and that 



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Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt M' Teller and M' Roosevelt 
or any three of them be a Committee to Sell the same to any Person 
or Persons who Shall bid most for them for any sum of Money not 
under two hundred and forty pounds and make their Report to the 
next Common Council. 



[155] The Petition of the Principal Inhabitants of this City of the 
Hebrew Nation within this City was read in the words following 

(Viz*) To the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of 

the City of New York Convened in Common Council 

The Humble Petition of the Inhabitants of 

the City of New York being of the Jewish 

o Nation 

Sheweth 

That your Petitioners Some years Since purchased A Small piece 
of Land beyond the fresh water for A Burying place for the Said 
Inhabitants, but the Said Burying place being now full. Your Peti- 
tioners would have purchased some more Land Adjoining thereto, but 
it being in dispute they Could not have A Title to tiie same. Where- 
upon Your Petitioners were Obliged to purchase two Lotts of Land 
lying near the Cripple Bush or Swamp being the Numbers 84 & 85 
which Contain fifty foot in breadth and one hundred and twelve foot 
in length but your Petitioners would not presume to make A burying 
place thereof without the leave and Lycence of this Corporation first 
had and Obtained. 

Wherefore your Petitioners most humbly pray that 
this Corporation will be favourably pleased to permitt them 
to make A burying place of their Said two Lotts of Land 
and that they may not be molested therein. And the Pe- 
titioners as in duty bound shall ever pray &c : 

Abraham ISaacs BJacob Hays 

Joseph Nunez | Lewis Gomez 

Baruch Judah | Rodrigo Pacheco 

ISaac De Medina J- MordT Gomes 

Daniell Nunez da Costa ^ Jacob Franks 

Dan^ Gomez » Nathan Levy 

It is therefore Ordered by this Court that the prayer of the Said 
Petition be Granted and that the Said two Lotts of Ground therein 
mentioned may be Converted into A burial place for the Inhabitants 



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of this City of the Hebrew Nation, they taking Care to keep the same 
very well Inclosed and Fenced. 



City of )^,« Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City Saturday the 31^^ 

day of August Anno Dom 1728 

Present Robert Lurting ESq*^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
[156] Oliver Teller ^ 

Obadiah Hunt v Assistants 

Phillip Minthorne J 



>► ESq" Aldermen 



Ordered that Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Cortlandt M'^ Roose« 
velt and M*" Maerschalck or any two of them whereof Alderman Van- 
gelder to be one be A Committee to Enquire where A hundred pounds 
Can be taken up upon Interest for the better Carrying on the Building 
of the Powder House upon such security as this Corporation can give, 
Either by Bond of the Corporation Mortgage of four water Lotts in 
the Rear of M*" Pecks Ground or by Mortgage of the ferry, and make 
their Report to the Mayor with all Convenient Expedition 

Ordered, that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Cortlandt, M^ Teller 
& M*" Roosevelt or any three of them be a Committee (Calling the sur- 
veyor of this City to their Assista[n]ce) to lay out the four water Lotts 
in the Rear of M*" Pecks Ground fronting the East River of this City ; 
that they Cause the Surveyor to Ascertain the Demensions and make A 
Draft thereof, and that if any Incroachments are made thereon by 
M*" Peck or any Other Person that they Cause the Said Incroachments 
to be Removed and the Fences and Buildings thereon to be pulled 
down; and that if the Officer they Order to do the same be sued for 
A Trespass by the said M*" Peck or any Other Person who have so 
Incroached that this Corporation will defend the Action it being the 
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City of ^ ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

fifth day of September Anno DoilT 1728 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESqi" Recorder. 

John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Phillip Minthorne 
[157] Resolved that ten Lotts of Land lying in the Swamp or Cripple 
Bush in the Rear of Beekmans Land on the North East Side thereof 
each Lott to Contain in breadth in front and in Rear twenty five foot, 
and One hundred and twenty foot in length all English measure all in 
one piece be Granted to M*" Jacobus Roosevelt his Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever for the sum of one hundred pounds Current Money of New 
York and that Alderman Cortlandt and M*" Roosevelt Calling to their 
Assistance the Surveyor of this City be a Committee to lay out the 
same and Cause A Draft to be made thereof and that upon their Re- 
turn thereof M*^ Mayor Execute A Grant for the same under the seal 
of this Corporation with the usual Covenants 

Ordered that M' Jacobus Roosevelt have Liberty to Open the Slip 
fronting the East River Commonly Called Hardenbrookes Slip and to 
Carry away the Soil incumbring the same to such Vacant place or 
places as he Shall think fitt without detriment to the Neighbourhood 
Resolved that a little Island in the fresh water be and is hereby 
Appointed and Appropriated a proper piece of Ground and the most 
Convenient place, for the building thereon A Magazine or Powder 
House for the Convenient and safe keeping of Gunpowder. And it is 
hereby Ordered that the same Magazine or Powder house be built and 
Erected upon the same Island without delay 

Upon Application of Mf Obadiah Hunt for leave to lay A Drain 
through the Street Commonly Called Custom House Street into the 
Common Sewer in the Broad Street and that no Other Person be per- 
mitted to bring any Other Drain into the same without his leave. It 
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is therefore hereby Ordered that the said Obadiah Hunt have leave 
to lay such A Drain from the house of Cap* Pearce in the Said Street, 
to the Common sewer in the Broad Street at his own Charge he filling 
up and paving the Street again, and that no Person do presume to lay 
any Drain into the Drain of the said Obadiah Hunt without the leave 
of this Corporation and paying the said Obadiah Hunt A proportion- 
able part of the Charge he Shall be at in making the said Drain 

[158] City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

tenth day of September Anno DotTT. 1728. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder. 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 1 t-o ra au 

Phillip Cortlandt ). ESq'? Aldermen 

Anthony Rutgers 

William Roome 

John Roosevelt v Assistants. 

Obadiah Hunt J 

The Committee Appointed to build the Magazine or powder House 
having Informed this Court that A sufficient quantity of Stone is not 
to be procured at this Juncture for perfecting the same it is therefore 
hereby Order'd, that the same Magazine or Powder House be forth- 
with Erected and built with good Stone and Brick anything Contained 
in the former Order to the Contrary Notwithstanding. 

City of ) ^« Att A Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on f ryday the 

twentieth day of September Anno DofH 
1728 
Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hennanus Vangelder ^ ESq" Aldermen 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Andries Mareschalck 

, ,^ ^ - ^Assistants 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 



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Ordered that Mf Jacobus Roosevelt pay the Consideration Money 
to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation, for the 
ten Lx>tts of Land lately Granted unto him in the Cripple Bush and 
that the said Treasurers Receipt shall be unto him A sufficient dis- 
charge for the same, and that those Moneys be Applyed to the use of 
Building the Powder House of this Corporation and to no Other use 
whatsoever, whereof the said Treasurer is to take Notice. 

Ordered that the Treasurer pay to the Committee Appointed to 
build a Powder House or Order, all such sum or sums of Money as 
they shall draw upon him, for Materialls and building the same from 
time to time, out of the Moneys he shall Receive from M"^ Jacobus 
Roosevelt; and that he keep A particular Acci thereof in Order A 
Warrant or Warrants for the whole Expence thereof be Issued for 
the same assoon as it is finished 

[159] This Court being Informed that several Felonys and Bur- 
glaries have been lately Committed within this City. Therefore for the 
better prevention thereof it is Ordered by the Court That a Constables 
Watch be appointed within this City, To Consist of a Constable and 
Six able Watchmen, in such manner, and for such time & Term as shall 
from time to time be directed and Appointed by the Mayor of this 
Corporation 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
SS City Hall of the said City on Munday the 

thirtieth day of Sep^^ Anno Dom 1728, the 
feast of Si Michael the Archangell falling 
upon the Sabbath day 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

Andries Mareschalck 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen 
of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day 
One Alderman, One Assistant two assessors One Collector and one 



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Petty Constable in the five Wards on the South side of the fresh 
Water, and one Alderman, One Assistant two Assessors two Collectors 
two Petty Constables & four surveyors of Highways for the ChJt Ward 
of the said City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the said Ward 
to serve in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing According 
to the Usage Custom Laws and Ordinances of the said City and Ac- 
cordingly the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the 
Qock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the said City under the 
liands and seals of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenour 
of the Respective Warrants as followeth (Viz*) 



West Ward 

[160I 
South Ward 



Dock Ward 



North Ward 



East Ward < 



'^Harmanus Vangelder 
ESqT 

William Roome 

Jacobus Turk 

Adrian Hoghlandt 

Elbert Hern 

Thomas Wenman 

Frederick Philipse ESq' 

Obadiah Hunt 

John Le Montes 

Peter Low 

Joseph Jamain 

simon Johnson 

John Cruger ESq^ 

Oliver Teller 

John Hastier 

Gerrardus Duyckinck 

Charles Sleigh 

Thomas Niblet 

Anthony Rutgers ESq*" 

Egbert Van Borsom 

John Waldron 

James Searle 

David Galatian 

Jeremiah Letouche 
f Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ 

John Roosevelt 

Thomas Thong 

Abel Hardenbrook^ 

John Abramse 
^Christopher Fell 



Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

s Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

I Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 



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Out Ward ^ 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

ESqT 
Phillip Minthorn 
Francis Cowenhoven 
Thomas Syckells 
Jelles Mendevil 
Jacob Harsing 
Elias Anderson 
Peter Bussing 
ISaac Meyer 
Abraham Keirse 
Peter Van Oblinis 
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Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
J Highways 

Assessor 

Collector 

Constable 
) Surveyors of 
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for the 
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Division 



for Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency John Montgonierie ESq^ Capt General and Gov- 
cmour in Chief of this Province hath been pleased in Council to Nom- 
inate Robert Lurting ESq^ the present Mayor of this Corporation to be 
Mayor of this City for the year Ensueing and Henry Beekman ESq^ 
Sheriff of the said City and County for the year Ensueing 

Resolved (nemine Contra diccnte) that Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 
the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation, be, and is 
hereby Elected and Appointed by this Court Chamberlain or Treas- 
urer of this Corporation for the year Ensueing 

[i6i] M*" Mayor hath Appointed M*" Jeremiah Letouche Merchant 
(who was this day Elected to serve in the Office of Constable of the 
North Ward) to be High Constable of this City for the year En- 
sueing 

Order'd that Mf Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
North Ward of this City to Elect A Constable to serve for the said 
Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of M' Jeremiah Letouche 
who is by Mf Mayor Appointed High Constable of this City for the 
year Ensueing and that the Election be on Munday next 

The Petition of M^ simon Johnson was read (who was this day 
Elected Constable of the south Ward) setting forth he is A Commis- 
sion Officer in the said Ward in the Militia Regiment, that he is A 
Single Man & no House keeper &c: and Ought not to serve in that 
Office &c : it is therefore Order'd that the said simon Johnson be Ex- 
cused from serving in the said Office for the Reasons Aforesaid and 
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to Cause Election of Another fitt Person in his Room to serve as Con- 
stable of the said Ward for the year Ensueing and that the Election 
be made on Munday next. 

City of ) gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

fourteenth day of October Anno DonI 1728 
Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq*" Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

John Roosevelt 

Phillip Minthorne 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert \^an Borsom 

This day the Mayor Attended by the Aldermen Assistants Sheriff 
Town Clerk, Chamberlain or Treasurer High Constable Petty Con- 
stables and Other Officers of this Corporation at the hour of Eleven 
in the forenoon of the same day went in their formalities from the 
City Hall to his Majesties Garrison Fort George and then and there 
waited upon his Excellency John Montgomerie ESq^ Capl General 
and Govemour in Chief of this Province in Council where the said 
Robert Lurting ESq*^ was again sworn Mayor of this City and Henry 
Beekman ESq'^ high Sheriff of this City and County for the year 
Ensueing, and the said Mayor and the abovesaid Aldermen were also 
Sworn Justices of the Peace of the City and County of New York 
having first taken the Oaths [162] Appointed to be taken by Act of 
Parliament Instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and Supremacy, the 
Abjuration Oath and the Test and thereupon his Excelt the Governour 
delivered unto them their Respective Commissions & also the Com- 
mission of the Peace. Whereupon the Mayor Attended as aforesaid 
Returned to the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells the 
Commissions of the Mayor and High Sheriff were Published, and 
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Mayor Resumed the Chair and then the aforesaid Oaths were Admin- 
istred to the Afores? Aldermen & Assistants with the Oaths for the 
due Execution of their Respective Offices who took their places Ac- 
cordingly 

The same Oaths were also then Administred unto Cornelius De- 
peyster ESq^ Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation and the 
Oath of his Office The Oaths Appointed by Law as Aforesaid with the 
Oath of Office of A Constable were also then Administred unto M*^ 
Jeremiah Letouche High Constable of this City and to the following 
Constables (Viz*) 

East Ward Christopher Fell 

West Ward Thomas Wenman 

Dock Ward Thomas Niblett 

Bowry — Jelles Mendevil 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Cort- 
N° landt Alderman Philipse M^ Teller M' Roosevelt 

465 and M' Hunt or any four of them be A Committee 
Warrant Issued to Audit the Treasurers Books and Ace*? and all 

Other Publick Ace** of this Corporation and make 
their Report of their Audit on the Treasurers Books and Accts with 
all Convenient Expedition 

Order b the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
William Sharpas Town Clerk of this City or Order the sum of thirteen 
pounds seven Shillings Current Money of New York being for 
Money by him laid out for Engrossing the Address of this Corpora- 
tion to his Excellency Colt Montgomerie and for Engrossing his Ex- 
cellencys Freedom, A Book for Entring Actions, half A Years Sallary 
Ending this day and Pen Ink and Paper for one year as appears by 
his Ace*, which is Audited by this Court and allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

466 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Current Money of New York 

in full of one Quarter of A Years Sallary due and 
Ending the seventh day of September last 

Frederick Philipse ESq^ Alderman of the South Ward hath Re- 
turned that M?" Simon Johnson is Again Elected to serve in the 
Office of Constable of tl^c sai-l Wr.rd for the year Ensueing 



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Anthony Rutgers ESq^ Alderman of the North Ward hath Re- 
turned that James Faviere Merchant is Elected to serve in the Office 
of Constable of the said Ward for the year Ensueing. 

The abovesaid Simon Johnson and James Faviere having Oifer'd 
their Reasons why they Ought not to serve in these Offices withdrew 
and [163] the Consideration thereof by this Court is Referred to the 
next Common Council on Wednesday next. 

By Vertue of an Act of Gieneral Assembly of this Colony Entituled 
An Act to Raise the sum of One hundred and Sixty Eight pounds Six- 
teen Shillings and five pence half penny in the City and County of New 
York for discharging the Debts and demands therein mentioned, to- 
gether with Nine pence in the pound to the Collectors and one Shilling 
in the pound to the City Treasurer for Receiving and paying the same 
which in the whole in the whole Amounteth to one hundred and Eighty 
three pounds one Shilling and Eight pence half penny. And also by 
Vertue of One Other Act of General Assembly made in the second 
year of his present Majesties Reign Entituled an act for Raising and 
Levying the sum of two hundred pounds for Repairing the Barrack in 
his Majesties Fort George in the City of New York, the Quota and 
Proportion thereof to be Raised in the City and County of New York 
of the said two hundred pounds is fifty five pounds to be Levyed in the 
said City and County which two sums Amount unto two hundred and 
thirty Eight pounds Eleven Shillings and ten pence half penny. It is 
Therefore hereby Ordered Pursuant to the directions of the Aforesaid 
Acts, that the Mayor and Aldermen of this Corporation do Issue their 
Warrant or Warrants to the Assessors and Collectors of each Re- 
spective Ward and Precinct in the said City and County Requiring them 
to make such Assessment and Collection and pay the sum of One hun- 
dred and seventy Nine pounds Nine Shillings and Nine pence half 
penny to the Treasurer of the said City for the time being on or before 
the first day of January Next Ensueing ; the said Collectors deducting 
therefrom Nine pence in the pound for Collecting the same, and that 
the Treasurer of the said City do pay the same Moneys as by the same 
Act he is Required Viz\ 

To Capt. Gerrit Vanhome the sum of £39 — o — o 

To Johannes Jansen the sum of 39 — o — o 

To Catalina Kip Widow & Relict of Jacobus Kip) 



deceased the sum of ( 

To William Dugdale ESq*" the sum of 22 — 18 — i r 

And to Richard Nicholls the sum of 28 — 17 — o6}/i 



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And it is also hereby Ordered that the Collectors of the said Rates 
ft Taxes do on or before the first day of January Next Ensueing the 
date hereof pay into the hands of the Treasurer of this Qjlony, the 
Aforesaid sum of fifty five pounds Pursuant to the directions of the last 
Mentioned Act Retaining in their hands Nine pence on every pound for 
Collecting and paying the same to the Aforesaid Treasurer of this 
Colony 



City of )gg 
New Yorkv 



Att a Common Coimcil held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wednesday 
the i6'? day of October Anno DoTST 1728 



Present Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Phillip Cortlandt 
[164] Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Phillip Minthorne 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 

The Oaths Appointed to be taken by Act of Parliament Instead of 
the Oaths of Alleigance and Supremacy The Abjuration and the Test 
with the Oath of A Constable were Administred to the following 
Constables (Vizt) 

South Ward Simon Johnson 

North Ward James Fauiere ^ Petty Constables 

Harlem Abraham Kierse 



ESq" Aldermen 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M"" Robert Cranne.11 Marshall of 
this City or Order the sum of three pounds one Shil- 
ling and three pence Current Money of New York 
in full of one Quarter of A years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth Instant, for Cleaning the City Hall and for 
several Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited 
bv this Court and allowed. 



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Upon Application of the Neighbourhood of the Markett House at 
the slip Near Burgers Path that they have liberty to Repair the said 
Markett house at their Own Charge. It is therefore hereby Order'd 
that the said Neighbourhood have Liberty to Repair the said Markett 
house at their own Charge. 

Whereas Cap* Covil Mayne Commander of his Majesties Ship 
Biddeford, at tlie request of his Excellency the Governour with Great 
ChearfuUness & Expedition Sailed with the Said Ship in pursuit of A 
Spanish Privateer that Infested these Coasts and landed A Considerable 
force on Gardiners Island & there Committed great Depredations & 
Cruelties on the Inhabitants thereof, on Notice of whose Coming the 
said Privatier fled with great precipitation. It is therefore hereby 
Order'd that in GratefuU Return of the said good service that this Cor- 
poration do present the said Capt Covil Mayne with the freedom of this 
Corporation with the seal inclosed in a silver Box and that Mf Mayor 
Execute the same in the words following [(]Viz*) 

Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor and the Aldermen 
City of I ^^^ of the City of New York in America To all to whom 
New York( these Presents shall Come send Greeting. Whereas 

Cap*. Covil Mayne Commander of his Majesties Ship 
Biddeford did lately at the Request of his Excellency [165] the Honbtc 
John Montgomerie ESq*" Governour and Capt General of this Province, 
with the Greatest Chearfulness Bravery and Expedition (Notwithstand- 
ing that the Man of Warr under his Command was at that time 
unrig'd in Order to refit) in few hours make ready and proceed against 
A Spanish Privateer Ship which had landed A Considerable force and 
already made barbarous havock and depredation upon the Coasts of 
this Province (at A time when his Majesties Station Ship the Shoram 
was unhapily disabled by the loss of her Masts in her late dangerous 
Voyage from Great Brittain and rendred intirely incapable of putting 
to sea) and by the Terror of his Majesties Arms under the Conduct 
of so Gallant and Experienced A Commander) which too soon reached 
the Ears of the Enemy) drove them from these seas by means whereof 
oui Villages that had lately felt and were hourly Exposed to their 
Brutal Ravage were freed from their Just fears and Apprehensions, our 
Alarms Ceased, and our Trade was again successfully Opened. We 
Therefore the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New 
York Assembled in Common Council to Express our GratefuU sense 
and Acknowledgment to the said Capt Covil Mayne for so Noble and 
faithfull A Discharge of his Duty do Unanimously present him and 



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beg his kind Acceptance of the Freedom of the Corporation of this 
City of New York and that he will please to become A fellow Citizen 
with us. These are therefore to Certifie and declare that the said 
Capt Covil Mayne is hereby Admitted Received and allowed A Free- 
man and Citizen of the said City of New York To Have Hold Enjoy 
and Partake of all and singular the Advantages Benefitts Liberties 
Priviledges Franchises Freedoms and Immunities whatsoever granted 
or belonging to the same City In Testimony whereof the said Mayor 
hath hereunto Subscribed his Name and Caused the seal of the Said 
City to be Affixed the Sixteenth day of October in the second year of 
the Reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of 
God King of Great Brittain France and Ireland Defender of the faith 
&c: Annoqe Doltr 1728 -, , ^ 

iir c? i- ROB^ LURTING 

Will Sharpas Cl 

City of ) ^^ At A Common Council held at the City 

New York j Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

twenty fourth day of October Anno Doffi. 
1728 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 
[166] Oliver Teller "^ 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 
Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indenture of Ap- 
prenticeship, and A Law Entituled Carmen not to drive over the Com- 
mon sewer only Excepted) And all the Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were Made, Ordained, Renewed Established 
and Published the thirtieth day of July last past and also the following 
Laws (Vizi) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against Cutting 
Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale Burners. A 
Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter houses. A Law Restraining 
Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys 
A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves A Law Relating to the 
Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing proper places for 



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unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork be Exported before it 
be Repacked. A Law Restraining the Cutting Ho<^sticks and Sap- 
lings upon the Commons. A Law giving A Reward to any Person or 
Persons who shall Apprehend any Indian or Negro Slaves Offending 
against any of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony, and A 
Law Appointing A Market place for Corn and Meal, and all Other 
Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were made 
Ordained Renewed Established and Published the thirtieth day of July 
last past, be and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established & 
Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd there be a Bonfire at the Charge of this Corporation at 
the usual publick place within this City on Wednesday the thirtieth day 
of this Instant October, with the usual quantity of good Wine it being 
the Amiiversary of his Majesties Birthday, and that the Treasurer 
provide the same. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*^ Charles Le Roux Goldsmith 

468 or Order the sum of one pound two Shillings and 
Warrant Issued Nine pence Current Money of New York in full for 

A silver Box for Inclosing the seal of the Freedom 
presented to Capt Covil Mayne as appears by his Acci which is Audited 
& allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Theophilus Elsworth or Order 

469 the sum of twenty Nine pounds two Shillings and 
Warrant Issued seven pence Current Money of New York in full of 

his Acct. for Entertaining of this Corporation at his 
House on the delivery of Possession of the Ferry, for Carting, Ferriage, 
Boards Nails, Timber, Shingles, Labourers, Carpenters & Masons 
Work, Diet & Ferriage for the Workmen for Repairing the City Ferr>' 
house at the ferry at Brookland & for Amending the Landing Bridge 
& wharfe thereunto belonging & Other Articles in the said Acct. as 
Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and allowed. 

[167] Order'd there be A Bonfire on the fifth day of November next 
at the Charge of this Corporation at the usual publick place within this 
City with the usual Quantity of good Wine being the Anniversary of 
the Gunpowder Plot and that the Treasurer provide the same 

The Petition of Edward Man Cooper was read praying he be Ap- 
pointed Storekeeper of the Powder House &c: Order'd the same be 
taken into Consideration 



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Whereas M"" simon Johnson, lately Sworn into the Office of Con- 
stable of the south Ward of this City is Since Admitted and sworn an 
Attorney at Law in the Inferiour Courts of this Province, and there- 
fore is Priviledged by Law from serving in that Office. It is therefore 
Ordered that M' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the south 
Ward to Cause Election of Another fitt Person to serve in that Office 
for the year Ensueing, and that the Election be made on fryday the 
first dav of November next. 



City of ) gg 
New York j 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
21*? day of November Anno DolTf 1728. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq*" Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

Oliver Teller 

William Roome 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Phillip Minthorne 

Egbert Van Borsom 



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>► Assistants 



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Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Harman Bussing, Robert Camp- 
bell RoelifF Van Maepelen, Jacobus Delamontagne, 
Michael Cornelisse and John Delamontagne son of 
ISaac the Watch & Bellmen of this City or Order the 
sum of thirty Six pounds Currt Money of New York in full of their 
sallary for six Months due and Ending the first Instant. \ 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to John Wright Watchmaker or 
Order the sum of ten pounds CurrI Money of New 
York in full of his sallary for one year Ending the 
Eighth Instant for winding up and keeping in Order 
the Publick Clock of this Corporation 



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[168I The Auditors of the Publick Accts Report upon their Audit of 
the Treasurers Books and Accts in the words following (Vizt) 

We the Committee Appointed by Corn- 
Audit of The Treasurers mon Council to Audit & Examine the Pub- 
Books & Accts from y« : lick Accounts of this Corporation have 
14^^ October 1726 to the Examined the Accounts of Capt Cornelius 
14*^ October 1727 De Peyster Treasurer of this City and find 

that he has Received of the City Cash Since 
the fourteenth of October 1726 (Including the former Ballance being 
sixty three pounds seven Shillings and three pence half penny) the 
sum of two hundred seventy one pounds five Shillings and three pence 
half penny and by him paid by Warrants &c : for the City use two hun- 
dred Nineteen pounds Eleven Shillings and Eight pence half penny 
and for his Commissions for Receiving and paying the sum of ten 
pounds Nineteen Shillings and seven pence so that the Ballance due to 
this Corporation the fourteenth of October 1727 the sum of forty 
pounds fourteen Shillings and one farthing which Remains in his 
hands in favour of this Corporation which is humbly submitted by 

John Cruger 
New York 4*^ September 1728. Phillip Cortlandt 

Oliver Teller 
John Roosevelt 
which Report is Approved and Ordered to be Entred. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to Cornelius D' Peyster ESq^ Treas- 

472 urer of this City or Order the sum of Six pounds 

Warrant Issued five Shillings and six pence Current Money of New 

York in full of his Acct for A Bonfire Wine &c : on 

the thirtieth day of October last being the Anniversary of his Majesties 

Birth day as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the south 
Ward to Cause A sufficient Inhabitant of the said Ward to be Elected 
Constable of the said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of M^ 
Simon Johnson who was lately sworn into that Office, he being since 
Lycenced by his Excellency the Governour to Practice as an Attorney 
at Law in the Inferiour Courts of this Province, and thereby Privi- 
ledged from serving in the said Office, and that the Election be made 
oh Munday the second day of December next. 

The Committee Appointed by this Court for the Building A Maga- 
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safe keeping of Gunpowder have made their Report in the words fol- 
lowing (Viz*) Pursuant to an Order of Common Council bearing 
date the twenty third day of August 1728 Authorizing and Impowering 
us to build A Magazine for keeping of Gunpowder within this City, 
We the Committee Appointed have Accordingly built A sufficient 
Magazine on the Island Adjoining the fresh water pond, which place 
for that purpose was directed to us, to build on by the Common Coun- 
cil, the whole Charge of said Magazine for Workmanship & Materialls 
Ac: Amounts to the sum of two hundred twenty four Pounds [169] 
seventeen Shillings and Nine pence which is humbly submitted by 

Harmanus Vangelder 
New York I2t*> Nov^*" 1728 Phillip Cortlandt 

John Roosevelt 

which Report is Approved by this Court and Or- 

N^ DERED that M*" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

473 Treasurer to pay to tlie said Alderman Harmanus 

Warrant Issued Vangelder, Alderman Phillip Cortlandt & M^ John 

Roosevelt the Committee for building the Powder 

House at fresh water the said sum of two hundred and twenty four 

pounds seventeen Shillings and Nine pence in full of their Acct for all 

Materialls and Workmanship for the building and finishing the said 

Powder House as Appears by their Acd which is Audited & allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<> Treasurer to pay to Alderman Harmanus Vangelder 

474. or Order the sum of ten pounds Curri Money of 

Warrant Issued. New York in full of his service for Supervising 

directing and Overseeing the Building of the Powder 

House at freshwater. 

The Petition of My Dirck Egbertse was read in the words following 

(Viz*) 

^ *^ To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder 

City of New York SS. Aldermen and Commonality of the City of 

New York Convened in Common Council 

The Humble Petition of Dirck 

Egbertse of the City of New York 

Baker. 
Sheweth 

That your Petitioner is possessed of A House and Ground in the 

East Ward of this City Standing by the Street or Lane Called Burgers 

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Caps Johannes Vanbrugg. That your Petitioner is by trade A Baker 
and hath not any Conveniency for Building an Oven upon his own 
Ground that the Encouragement of the Trade and Manufactures of this 
City is that wherein i'ts prosperity does depend. 

Your Petitioner therefore Humbly pra\s 

leave of Your Worships to build an Oven 

under the Street Opposite to the House of 

Your Petitioner in Burgers path Aforesaid 

And Your Petitioner Shall pray &c: 

Dirck EgAbertse. 

which Petition was granted provided he build the Said Oven in such 

manner and form as the Alderman and Assistant of the East Ward of 

this City Shall direct and Appoint, and that he do not raise the Street. 



[170] City of ^j^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

tenth day of January Anno Dom 1728 [-9]. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq*^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Oliver Teller 
William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 



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Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Out 
Ward of this City to Cause A sufficient Inhabitant of the Said Ward to 
be Elected Assistant of the said Ward in the Room of M^ Phillip Min- 
thorne deceased and that the Election be made on Saturday the 
Eighteenth Instant. 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship And A Law Entituled Carmen not to drive over the 



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Common sewer only Excepted) And all the Laws Orders and Ordi- 
nances of this Corporation which were made Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lished and Published the twenty fourth day of October last past and 
also the following Laws ( Vizt) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law 
against Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and Char- 
coale Burners A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter houses. A 
Law Restraining slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with 
Moneys or for Moneys A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. 
A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law appoint- 
ing proper places for unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork 
be Exported before it be Repacked. A Law Restraining the Cutting 
Hoopsticks and saplings upon the Commons. A Law giving a Reward 
to any Person or Persons who shall apprehend any Indian or Negro 
Slaves OflFending agt any of the Acts of General Assembly of this 
Colony, and A Law Appointing A Markett place for Corn and Meal, 
and all Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which 
were made Ordained Renewed Established and Published the aforesaid 
twenty fourth day of October last be and are hereby Made Ordained 
Renewed Established and Published and Order'd to be Continue and 
Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from and after the 
date hereof. 

Ordered that Alderman Vangelder and M^ Teller be A Committee 
to Agree with the Watch and Bellmen of this City till the first day of 
May next. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Dennis Mahany the Publick 

475 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two pounds 

Warrant Issued ten Shillings Current Money of New York in full of 

one Quarter of A years sallary due & Ending the 

seventh day of December last. 

Order'd that Mf Garret \'incent of tliis City Brazier be and is 
hereby Appointed Storekeeper of the Magazine or Powder-House of 
this Corporation during the Pleasure of this Court and no longer, he 
giving good security in the sum of two hundred pounds Current Money 
of this Province for the due discharge of that Office. That he Accl to 
this Corporation for the Profitts thereof every three Months upon Oath 
or as often as he shall be thereunto required. And that M*" Mayor Grant 
unto him A Warrant Accordingly under the Seal of this Corporation. 
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The following Law Entituled A By Law for the Better securing 
the City of New York from the Danger of Gunpowder was three times ' 
Read and Approved and Ordered the same be forthwith Published and 
Printed and the same By Law was this day Published Accordingly 
at the City Hall after the Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation 
made for silence 

r '7 1 C't i ) A By Law for the better secureing of the 

j^r \r I > SS City of New York from the danger 

New York \ ^ 

J of Gunpowder 

Forasmuch as Great Complaints have been made by the Merchants 
and Inhabitants of this Corporation of the Danger this City is in by 
Gunpowder for want of A suitable Magazine or Powder-house for the 
Safe keeping thereof, which the Common Council having taken into 
their Consideration have thought fit at the Expence of this Corporation 
to build A suitable and Convenient Magazine or Powder-house on an 
Island in the fresh water of this City for the Receipt of all the Gun- 
powder which shall or may be imported into the said City. 

Be it therefore Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and 
Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and 
it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that from and after 
the Eighteenth day of this Instant Month of January no Person or 
Persons whatsoever Inhabiting within the said City within two Miles of 
the City Hall of the said City Shall presume to keep in any House, Shop, 
Cellar Store-house or Other place within the said City (his Majestys 
Garrison only Excepted) any more or greater quantity of Gunpowder 
at one time than fifty pounds of Gunpowder (Except in the Magazine 
or Powder-house aforesaid) under the penalty of twenty Shillings for 
every Offence. 

and be it further Ordained by the Authority afors? That the 
Mayor of the said City for the time being (by the Advice and Consent 
of the Common Council of the said City and during their pleasure) 
Shall and Will Lisence and Appoint A good, sober, discreet and suffi- 
cient Inhabitant of the said City to be Storekeeper of the said Magazine 
or Powder-house who Shall Reserve and Store in the same Magazine 
or Powder-house all such Gunpowder as Shall thereunto be brought, 
to be Safely kept and stored, and for which he tlie said Storekeeper 
Shall be Accountable to the Owners thereof (Lightning or Other 
unavoidable Accidents Excepted) and who Shall as often as required, 
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and four in the afternoon give his attendance for Receiving into and 
delivering out of the said Magazine or Powder-house all such Gun- 
powder as Shall be brought thereunto to be Stored or therefrom to be 
delivered and upon his Receiving into his Custody any Quantity of 
Gunpowder Shall give his Receipt in writing for the same Expressing 
the Quantity of the Gunpowder and describing the Marks and Numbers 
of the Casks. 

And be it Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that the Afore- 
said Storekeeper, Shall, and may have and demand and Receive (for 
the use of this Corporation) for the Storeage of all Gunpowder in the 
Magazine or Powder house aforesaid for Every Barrel of Gunpowder 
the sum of three Shillings Current Money of New York for Every half 
Barrel two Shillings and three pence of like Money and for Every 
Quarter Barrel or smaller Cask one Shilling and six pence of like 
Money for any time less than one year and if it shall lye any longer 
in the said Magazine or Powder House than one year, double those 
sums, for each Cask of Gunpowder. 

And be it Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that the Afore- 
said Storekeeper once in Every Month Shall Cause all the Gunpowder 
in the Magazine or Powder House aforesaid to be well turned for 
which service and for Receiving and delivering the same thereout, he 
Shall have and Receive to his own use over and above the Rates afore- 
said from the Owner or Owners of the said Gunpowder the sum of one 
Shilling for Every Barrell of Gunpowder, the sum of Nine pence for 
each half Barrel and the sum of Six pence for each Quarter Barrell or 
Lesser Cask of Current Money of New York Aforesaid. And if the 
said Storekeeper Shall Neglect to give due Attendance at the Magazine 
or Powder-house aforesaid when thereunto required at the times afore- 
said or Shall take or Exact greater or larger sums of Money for Stor- 
age, Receiving and delivering of Gunpowder than is herein before 
limitted and Appointed within the hours before mentioned he shall for 
Every such Offence forfeit and pay the sum of twenty Shillings Cur- 
rent Money of New York. Dated at the City Hall of the said City 
the tenth day of January in the second Year of the Reign of our Sover- 
eign Lord George the second by the Grace of God King of Great 
Brittain, France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c: Annoqe Domini 
I728[-9.1 

^ Order of Common Council 

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468 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[172] City of )gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

tenth day of April Anno DoiH 1729. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt I A ' t 

Egbert Van Borsom 

Samuell Kip 

Mf Samuell Kip who was lately Elected Assistant of the Out Ward 
of this City in the Room of M^ Minthorne deceased was this day 
sworn into that Office, the Oaths appointed by Law being first 
Administred unto him. 

By the Mayor and Aldermen 
Assize of Bread 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Viz!) 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eleven Ounces and a 
half for A Penny. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh one pound Seven Ounces 
for two pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds nine 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh four pounds Six Ounces for four pence half penny wheat 
being at three Shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell. 

And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers within this City do take Notice hereof and make their 
Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the tenth day of April in 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 469 

Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship^ And A Law Entituled Carmen not to drive over the 
Common sewer only Excepted) And all the Laws Orders and Ordi- 
nances of this Corporation which were Made, Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lislied and Published the tenth day of January last past and also the 
following Laws (Viz*) A Law for Marking of Butter A Law against 
Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale Burn- 
ers. A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. A Law 
Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or 
for Moneys. A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law 
Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing 
proper places for unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork be 
Exported before it be Repacked. A Law Restraining the Cutting 
Hoopsticks and Saplings upon the Commons. A Law giving A Re- 
ward to any Person or Persons who Shall Apprehend any Indian or 
Negro Slave Offending against any of the Acts of General Assembly 
of this Colony. A Law Appointing A Markett place for Corn and 
Meal, and A Law Entituled A By Law for the better securing of the 
City of New York from the Danger of Gunpowder and all Other Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made Ordained 
Renewed Established and Published the aforesaid tenth day of January 
[173I last, be and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and 
Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to John Cruger ESq*" Alder- 
man of the Dock Ward of this City to Cause A sufficient Inhabitant of 
the said Ward to be Elected into the Office of Assistant of the said 
Ward in the Room of M^ Oliver Teller deced. and that the Election be 
made on Thursday the seventeenth Instant. 

Order'd the INIayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

476 of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds fifteen 

Warrant Issued Shillings Current Money of New York in full of half 
A years sallary due and ending the fourteenth In- 
stant, and fifteen Shillings by him paid to Mf Bradford for Printing: 
the r>y-Law Relating to the Powder-House as Appears by his Acct 
which is Audited in Common Council and Allowed 



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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Cornelius Vanhorne son of 

477 Garret the sum of Sixteen Shillings and Eight pence 
Warrant Issued Current Money of New York it being for twenty 

Boards by him delivered for the use of the Powder 
House in November last as Appears by his Acd which is Audited and 
allowed 

Ordered that M*" Recorder, Alderman Cruger Alderman Vangelder, 
Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Philipse, M^" Roosevelt M^ Hunt and 
Mf Van Borsom or any four of them be A Committee to Inspect the 
Great Dock, Long Bridge and Common sewer, and Report to the next 
Common Council what Nessessary Repairs and Cleansing are wanting 
thereunto, and in what manner the said Great Dock (forthwith) can 
be Cleansed and Rendred more usefull and that the said Committee do 
Call M^ Anthony Ham (the late Dockmaster) to Acct for the Profitts 
Arising by the Crane Dock and Slips during his Exerciseing that Office. 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger Alderman Vangelder Alderman 
Cortlandt Alderman Rutgers M' Roosevelt and M"^ Van Borsom or any 
three of them be a Committee (Calling the surveyor of this City to their 
Assistance) to lay out the four Water Lotts in the Rear of M*" Pecks 
Ground fronting the East River of this City. That they Cause the sur- 
veyor to Assertain the Demensions and make A Draft thereof, and that 
if any Incroachments are made thereon by M*" Peck or any Other Per- 
son that they Cause the said Incroachments to be Removed and the 
fences or Buildings thereon to be pulled down; and that if the Officer 
they Order to do the same be sued for a Trespass by the said M'' Peck 
or any Other Person who have so Incroached, that this Corporation will 
defend the Action, it being the Land of this Corporation as they 
Conceive. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crooke Surveyor of 

478 this City or Order the sum of two pounds Nineteen 
Warrant Issued Shillings and three pence Current Money of New 

York it being for his service for Surveying the Har- 
lem Line the last year and for laying out ten Lotts in the Swamp btliind 
Beekmans Land to be Granted by this Corporation to M^ Ja':'.\us 
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Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 
N* Treasurer to pay to M^ Thomas Wenman Constable 

479 of the West Ward or Order the sum of two pounds 
Warrant Issued Six Shillings Current Money of New York being for 

fire and Candle provided by him and several Other 
Constables in keeping an Extraordinary Watch the last Winter as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

[174] City of ) ^^^, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the Eighteenth day of June Anno Dolfl 1729 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq' Recorder 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
William Roome 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuell Kip 
Andrew Teller 

M'^ Andrew Teller who was Returned duely Elected to serve in the 
Office of Assistant of the Dock Ward in the Room of M^ Oliver Teller 
deceased was this day Sworn into the said Office, after taking the Oaths 
Appointed by Law Abjuration Oath & subscribing the same and the 
Test &c : and took his place at this Board Accordingly. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to Harman Bussing Robert Camp- 

480 bell, Roeliff Van Meapelin, Jacobus Delamontagne, 
Warrant Issued Michael Cornelisse and John Delamontagne (son of 

ISaac) the Watch and Bellmen of this City or Order 

the sum of thirty Six pounds Currt Money of New York in full of their 

sallary for Six Months due and Ending the first day of May last past. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall of 

481 this City or Order the sum of Six pounds Sixteen 
Warrant Issued Shillings and Nine pence Currt Money of New York 

in full of half A years Sallary due and Ending the 



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fourteenth day of April last past, for Horse hire for two Journeys to 
the Out Ward. Carting & hanging up the Hooks and Ladders in the 
City Hall and for A Bell Rope, as Appears by his Ace* which is Audited 
by this Court and Allowed. 

Obder'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to M^ 
N^ Dennis Mahany the Publick Whipper of this City or 

482 Order the sum of five pounds Currt Money of New 
Warrant Issued York in full of half A years Sallary due and Ending 

the Seventh Instant. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M'' Obadiah Hunt or Order the 

483 sum of four pounds and ten pence half penny Currt 
Warrant Issued Money of New York in full of his Acct. for Ex- 

pences of several Committees of this Court at his 
House on the Publick business of this Corporation as Appears by his 
Acct. which is Audited and Allowed. 

The Committee Appointed to Audit the Acc'« of Mr Anthony Ham 
the late Dockmaster have made their Report in the Words following 
(Virt) 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council to us directed bearing 
date the tenth of April 1729 Appointing us to Audit the Account of M^ 
Anthony Ham the late Dockmaster for Dockage and Cranage &c : We 
have Accordingly Examined the same from the year 1723 Exclusive 
to the first of November 1729 and find the Ballance due from Mr 
Anthony Ham in favour of the Corporation the sum of Nineteen pounds 
Six Shillings and Eight pence, and that there is out Standing for Dock- 
age as ^ list [175] here Annexed due to the Corporation the sum of two 
hundred twenty five pounds Eighteen Shillings which is humbly sub- 

^ John Roosevelt John Cruger 

Obadiah Hunt Harmanus Vangelder 

Egbert Van Borssom Phillip Cortlandt 

New York 36*^ May 1729 

Whereupon it is Order'd that the Said Acc^^ be delivered to the 
Treasurer and that he demand of the said Anthony Ham the said Nine- 
teen pounds Six Shillings and Eight pence. That he also make out A 
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the same to M*" Andrew Law the Present Dockmaster to be by him de- 
manded and Collected of the several Persons Indebted, and that the 
said Dockmaster pay the same to the said Treasurer for the use of this 
Corporation with all Convenient Expedition. 

' Ordered the Treasurer deliver to the Executor or Executors of 
Thomas Coddrington ESq«^ deceased the Lease of Sixty Acres of Land 
demised unto him by this Corporation the twenty fifth day of October 
1704 for the Term of one & twenty years which is Expired, the said 
Executor or Executors paying to the said Treasurer for the use of this 
Corporation the sum of thirty pounds Curr^ Money of New York in full 
Arrears of the Rent due on the Said Lease and in full Consideration of 
the Covenants broken by the said M*" Coddrington his Executors or 
Assigns in not fencing the Said Land According to the Covenants of 
the said Lease, the said Executor or Executors delivering up the said 
Land to this Corporation peaceably and quietly according to the Said 
Covenants and that Alderman Stuyvesant and Mf Kip do Receive the 
Possession thereof for this Corporation. 

Order'd the West End of the Powder House or Magazine of this 
Corporation as it is now partitioned off be lent to his Excellency the 
Governour during his Excellencys Administration to Store therein Such 
Gunpowder belonging to his Majestys Garrison as his Excellency Shall 
have Occasion to put therein, and that the Keys of the Door of the 
Said West End of the said Magazine be delivered to his Excellency 
Accordingly. 



City of ) «^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York ( City Hall of the said City on fryday the 27*^ 

day of June Anno DonT 1729. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuell Kip 



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Mt Mayor Acquainted this Court that he was Served with A 
Message from the General Assembly of this Colony which was read in 
the words following {Viz*) 

Die Martis 2^\ Junii 1729 

The Speaker (at the Request of his Excellency) Communicated to 
this House A letter from M^ David Humphreys secretary to the Society 
for the Propogation of the Gospel in foreign parts dated in London 
the 23^ of September last directed to his Said Excellency Importing 
that Whereas a large and Valuable Library of Books [176] Consisting 
of about a thousand Volumes had been bequeathed to them by the late 
Reverend Doctor Millington Rector of Newington, and that the society 
being desirous to place the same where it might be most usefull Abroad 
had Agreed to fix it in the City of New York. But it being their 
Intention it should be Established A Library from which the Clergy 
and Gentlemen of this Government and Jersey Pensilvania and Con- 
necticutt might borrow Books to read upon giving security to Return 
them within A Limited time it was their desire that A proper method 
Should be taken for the Preservation of the Books before they send 
them over, and therefore desired it might be recommended to the As- 
sembly that A proper place may be provided wherein this Library may 
be Reposited for the Publick use And that An Act be made providing 
for the due preservation of these Books and all Others which shall be 
added to them, which letter being read the House do in the most grate- 
full manner Acknowledge the favourable Intention of the society 
towards this place in preferring it before any of his Majestys Other 
Plantations on this Continent to Reposite A Library in which will not 
only Redound to the Reputation of this Colony but be \^astly usefull 
and beneficial to the Inhabitants thereof, but before the House proceed 
to take any Resolutions thereon it is 

Ordered That tlie Qerk deliver A Copy of this Minute to the Mayor 
of the City of New York who is desired to Convene the Common Coun- 
cil upon the subject matter thereof and that they make Return to this 
House whether that Corporation already have A proper and Convenient 
place for Such A Library and are willing to make it Suitable for that 

US6 

By Order of the General Assembly 

G. Ludlow CT 

And the same being taken into y* : Consideration of this Court it is 
Resolved and Ordered that M*' Mayor Return the Answer of this Court 
thereunto in the words following (Viz*) 



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To the Honourable the House of Representatives of 
the Colony of New York in General Assembly Convened 

M'' Speaker 

We the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of the City of 
New York Convened in Common Council are Very thankfull for the 
Message sent down to us by the Honourable House Concerning A 
proper Repository for the Library of the Reverend Doctor Millington 
offered to this Province by the Venerable the society for Propogation 
of the Gospel. We are truely sensible of the great Advantages which 
may arise from so generous and seasonable A present, and we are 
zealously disposed to Receive the same. And in Order thereto we do 
Resolve to provide A large Room for their Accommodation which Shall 
be at any time hereafter ready for that purpose, but as we are Ignor- 
ant at Present of what Volumes the Said Library does Consist, we Can- 
not put that Room into the Nessessary Order by preparing Shelves 
Desks Seats and Other Accommodations as we are inclined to do. The 
Confirmation and Enjoyment of this favour we hope for from the 
Recommendations and Assistance of his Excellency the Govemour and 
the Honble House, and we will not be wanting on our parts to deserve 
the same. Dated at the City Hall the twenty seventh day of June in 
the third year of his Majestys Reign Anno Domini 1729 which Answer 
was Signed by this Court Accordingly 

[177] Resolved that the Land between Highwater Mark and Low 
Water Mark on Hudsons River from the House of Mf Gaesbeck near 
the Fort to the Grant of M^ John Rodman and also all the Land between 
the Respective Purchases of the Several Inhabitants and Proprietors 
of the Lotts on the West Side of the Broadway and Highwater Mark 
on Hudsons River be Granted to the Respective Inhabitants and 
Proprietors of the Lotts of Land on the Westside of the Broadway, 
if they see Cause to Accept of A Grant of the same on such Terms as 
Shall be Agreed on by this Court. And if they Refuse that the same 
Land be Granted to Any Other Person or Persons who will purchase 
the same. It is therefore Order'd that Alderman Cruger, Alderman 
Vangelder, Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Philipse, Alderman Stuy- 
vesant, Alderman Rutgers, M^ Roome, M^ Roosevelt M^ Hunt and M*" 
Van Borsom or any five of them whereof Alderman Cruger to be one 
be A Committee to Cause the Said Lands to be surveyed and laid out, 
leaving Convenient Streets Wharfs and Slips. And to Ascertain and 
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Wharfs and Slips are to be made Compleated & finished and kept in 
Repair and upon what Terms the same Lands Ought to be Granted, 
and to Ascertain tlie Annual Rent to be paid by Every Purchaser. 
And that they Cause the surveyor of this City to Attend them and make 
A Draft thereof and Report their proceedings to this Court with all 
Convenient Expedition. 



City of ^ ^,^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

lo^t day of July Anno Doffi 1729 

Present Robert -Lurting ESqr Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'' Recorder 

John Cruger 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Hermanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers 

William Roonie 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

Andrew Teller 



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Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship, And A Law Entituled Carmen not to drive over the 
Common Sewer only Excepted) And all the Laws Orders and Ordi- 
nances of this Corporation which were made Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lished and Published the tenth day of April last past and also the fol- 
lowing Laws (Viz*) A Law for Marking of Butter A Law against 
Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and Charcoale 
Burners. A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter houses A Law 
Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or 
for Moneys. A Law for Regulating the Burialls of Slaves. A Law 
Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing 
proper places for unloading of Hay. A Law that no Beef or Pork be 
Exported before it be Repacked. A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop- 
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any Person or Persons who Shall Apprehend any Indian or Negro 
Slaves OiFending agt any of the Acts of General Assembly of this 
Colony A Law Appointing A Markett place for Corn & Meal [178] 
And A Law Entituled A By Law for the better Securing of the Qty 
of New York from the danger of Gunpowder, and all Other Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made Or- 
dained Renewed Established and Published the Aforesaid tenth day of 
April last, be and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and 
Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd that Mf Andrew Law the Dockmaster Remove several 
Boats & Wrecks that have lien some time as Nusances in several of 
the Slips and Dock of this City, out of the Said Dock and Slips so that 
the Removal thereof be no charge to this Corporation, he first giving 
Notice thereof to the Owners if any to be found. 

City of ) ^,^, By the Mayor and Aldermex 
New York \ Assize of Bread 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Vizt) 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh ten Ounces and A half 
for A Penny. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh One pound and five 
Ounces for two pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds and two 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A Wh eaten loaf the Courses t Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds and fourteen Ounces for four pence half 
penny wheat being at four Shillings ^ Bushell. and 

Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers within this City do take Notice hereof and make their 
Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the twenty third day of 
September in the third year of his Majestys Reign Anno Dom 1729 

^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

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City of ) 
New York i 



SS 



Att A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Munday the 
twenty Ninth day of September being the 
feast day of S^ Michael the Archangell 
Anno Dom 1729. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuell Kip 
Andrew Teller 



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[179] Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Alder- 
men of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this 
day One Alderman One Assistant, two Assessors, One Collector 
and One Petty Constable in the five Wards on the south side of the 
Freshwater, And one Alderman One Assistant two Assessors two 
Collectors two Petty Constables and four surveyors of Highways 
for the Out Ward of the said City for the Bowry and Harlem Di- 
visions of the said Ward to serve in their Respective Offices for the 
year Ensueing according to the usage Custom and Laws and Ordi- 
nances of the said City and accordingly the same day Return was 
made thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon to the Office of Town 
Qerk of the Said City under the hands and seals of the Respective 
Aldermen According to the Tenour of the Respective Warrants as 
followeth (Viz') 



East Ward 



Phillip Cortlandt ESqf 
John Roosevelt 
Abel Hardenbrookc 
Anthony Duane 
James Renaudet 
William Channing 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector. 
Constable 



(Joseph Royall 
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Westward 



Dock Ward 



Out Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward 



Harmanus Vangelder 

ESqr 
John Chambers 
Adrian Hoghlandt 
John Thurman 
Johannes Blanck 
^John Barberie 
Anthony Rutgers ESq' 
Egbert Van Borsom 
John Waldron 
James Searle 
David Provoost 
Ralph Barker 
Frederick Philipse ESqT 
Obadiah Hunt 
Peter Low ) . 

David Abeel {Assessors 

Nicholas Van Tacrling Collector 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
Constable. 
Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 
Constable. 
Alderman 
Assistant 



ThomasWen- 
man Since 
Sworn in that 
Office 

■v. 

^made High 
Constable ft 
Cornelius 
Wynkoop 
Since Electa 
& Sworn 



Joseph [Isaac] Nunez Constable. 
John Cruger ESq^ Alderman 

Andrew Teller Assistant 

Gerrardus Duyckinck 
John Scott 
George Brinckerhoff 
Martin Qock 
""Gerrardus Stujrvesant 

ESqT 
Samuel Kip 
Phillip Minthorne 
Daniell Sears 

[(] John Bas Since Elected[)] 
John Camplin Constable 

Jacob Sammon ) Surveyors of 

Jellis Mendevil \ Highways 

Peter Van Oblienis Assessor ^ 
Matthias Bensing Collector 

Claes Courtreight Constable 

John Delametre ) Surveyors of 

^Adolph Meyer j Highways 



Thomas Gleaves 
Since Sworn 
into that Office 



Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 

Alderman 
Assistant 
Assessor 
Collector. 



for the 
>- Bowry 
Division 



for Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency John Montgomerie ESq^ Cap! General and Gov- 
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day to Nominate Robert Lurting ESq^ the Present Mayor of this 
Corporation to be Mayor of this City for the year Ensueing and 
Henry Beekman ESq^ to be High Sheriff of the City and County 
of New York for the year Ensueing. 

[i8o] Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peys- 
ter ESq'' the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation 
be and is hereby Elected and Appointed Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of this Corporation for the year Ensueing 

M*" Mayor hath Appointed M^ Ralph Ba[r]ker to be high Con- 
stable of this City for the year Ensueing 

Ori«r^d M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
North Ward to Elect A Constable to serve for the said Ward for 
the year Ensueing in the Room of M^ Ralph Barker who is by M^ 
Mayor Appointed High Constable of this City for the year Ensue- 
ing. and that the Election be on Munday next. 



City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 

the fourteenth day of October Anno 
Domini. 1729 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuel Kip 
Andrew Teller 
John Chambers 

This day the Mayor attended by the Aldermen Assistants High 
SheriflF Town Clerk Chamberlain High Constable Petty Constables 
and Other Officers of this Corporation at the hour of Eleven in the 
forenoon of the same day went in their formalities from the City 
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Upon his Excellency John Montgomerie ESq^ Capi General & Gov- 
crnour in Chief of this Province in Council where the Aforesaid 
Robert Lurting ESq'^ was again Sworn Mayor of this City and 
Henry Beekman ESq^ High Sheriflf of this City and County for the 
year Ensueing having first taken the Oaths Appointed to be taken 
by Act of Parliament Instead of the Oaths of AUeigance and su- 
premacy the Abjuration Oath and the Test and thereupon his Ex- 
cellency the Governour delivered unto them their Respective Com- 
missions. Whereupon the Mayor attended as aforesaid Returned 
to the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells the Com- 
missions of the Mayor and sheriff were published and then they 
Repaired to the Common Council Chamber where the Mayor Re- 
sumer the Chair and then the Aforesaid Oaths and Test were Admin- 
istred to the Aforesaid Aldermen and Assistants with the Oaths for 
the due Execution of their Respective Offices who took their places 
Accordingly The same Oaths were also then Administred unto 
Cornelius De Peyster ESq*" Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Cor- 
poration with the Oath of his Office 

The Oaths Appointed by Law as aforesaid with the Oath of 
Office of A Constable were also then Administred unto M^ Ralph 
Barker High Constable of this City and to the following Consta- 
bles 

Eastward William Channing 

North Ward Cornelius Wynkoop 
Dock Ward Martin Clock 
Bowry John Camplin 

Harlem Claes Courtreight 

South Ward Thomas Cleaves, Since that time Sworn into that Office 

[181] Order'd that all the Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation which were made Ordained Renewed Established and 
Published the tenth day of July last past be and are hereby Made 
Ordained Renewed Established and Published and Order'd to be 
Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 
N*' pay unto William Sharpas Town Clerk of this City or Order 
484. the sum of Eleven pounds Sixteen shillings Current Money 
of New York in full of half A years Sallary due and Ending 
this day. for Pen Ink and Paper for one year Ending the same time 
and for Money by him disburst for A Minute Book for the Mayors 
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Court as Appears by his Acd which is Audited by this Court and 
allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 

N? pay to Mr Robert Crannell Marshall of this City or Order 

485 the sum of five pounds Nine shillings Current Money of New 

York in full of half A years Sallary due and Ending this day 

and for three Journeys to the Out Ward, as Appears by his Acct. 

which is Audited by this Court and allowed. 

Att A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on fryday the 
twenty fourth day of October Anno 
Dom. 1729. 

Prcbcnt Robert Lurting ESq'" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq*" Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

Samuell Kip 

John Chambers 

Order'd that Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt Alderman 
rhilipse M^" Roosevelt M*" Hunt and Mf Chambers or any four of 
them be A Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Accounts 
and all Other Publick Ace*? of this Corporation and make Report 
on the Treasurers Books and Ace** with all Convenient Expedi- 
tion 

Order'd that Alderman Vangelder and Alderman Rutgers be A 
Committee to Agree with Six Able Citizens of this City to be the 
Watch and Bellmen of the same from the first day of November 
next to the first day of May then next following and make their 
Report to the next Common Council 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to Harman Bussing, Robert 

486 Campbell Roeliff Van Maepelen Jacobus Dela- 

Warrant Issued, montagne Michael Comelisse and John Dela- 

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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 483 

men of this City the sum of thirty Six pounds Current Money of 
New York in full of their Sallary due and Ending the first day of 
November next. 

Thomas Cleaves was Sworn into the Office of Constable of the 
South Ward in the Room of ISaac Nunez, which Nunez is to give 
security to the Church Wardens for the due payment of the Minis- 
ter and Poors Tax. 

Ordered there be A Bonfire at the Publick Charge of this Cor- 
poration at the Usual Publick Place on the thirtieth day of this 
Instant October with the usual quantity of good Wine it being the 
Anniversary of his Majesties Birth day and that the Treasurer pro- 
vide the same. 

[182] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? to pay to Doctor Jacob Moene or Order the sum of three 

487 pounds Current Money of New York in full for Setting and 
Curing the broken Leg of A poor Saylor Named John 

who was an Object of Charity 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N° to pay to Henry Beekman ESq*" High Sheriff of this City and 

488 County the sum of four pounds fourteen Shillings & Eight 
pence Current Money of New York in full of his Acct. dated 

August the 19*1* 1729 for Repairs to the Prison of this City (when it 
was burnt) as Appears by the same Acc^ which is Audited and 
Allowed 

Order'd the Treasurer Enquire of the Receiver General what 
Quit Rents are due to his Majesty from This Corporation and that 
he pay the same taking sufficient Receipts for Such payment 

Ordered the Marshall of this City do give Notice to Mr John 
Barberie (who was lately Elected into the Office of Constable of the 
West Ward of this City) that he Appear before this Court on 
Tuesday next at the hour of Eleven in the forenoon of the same 
day in Order to be sworn into the Said Office or shew sufficient 
Cause to the Contrary and that if he Refuses so to do An Act of 
General Assembly of this Colony in such Case made and provided 
will be put in Execution and that the said M^ Barberie be served 
with A Copy of this Order. 

Order'd that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of 
this Corporation (A Law Entituled A Law for Regulating Inden- 
tures of Apprenticeship. And A Law Entitled Carmen not to drive 
Over the Common sewer only Excepted) and all the Laws Orders 
and Ordinances of this Corporation which were made Ordained 



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484 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Renewed Established and Published the tenth day of July last past 
and also the following Laws (Viz*) A Law for Marking of Butter 
A Law Against Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers 
and Charcoale Burners A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter 
houses. A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from 
Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys A Law for Regulating the 
Burial of Slaves. A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and 
Pork A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay A 
Law that no Beef or Pork be Exported before it be Repacked. A 
Law Restraining the Cutting Hoopsticks and Saplings upon the 
Commons. A Law Giving A Reward to any Person or Persons 
who Shall Apprehend any Indian or Negro Slaves Offending agt 
any of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony. A Law Ap- 
pointing a Markett place for Corn & Meal. And A Law Entituled 
A By Law for the better Seciu-ing for the better securing of the 
City of New York from the Danger of Gunpowder. And all Other 
Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation be and are hereby 
Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published and Ordered 
to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof, and the same Laws were 
after the Ringing of three Bells Published Accordingly 

City of ) ^.^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] ^ City Hall of the Said City on Saturday 

the Eighth day of November Anno DoiH 
1729 
Present Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESqr Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangclder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

Andrew^ Teller 

John Chambers 

[183] The Committee Appointed to Agree with the Watch and 
Bellmen of this City do Report that they have Agreed with Har- 
man Bussing Robert Campbell Roeliff Van Maepelen Jacobus De- 
lamontagne Michael Cornelisse and John Delamontagne son of 
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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 485 

of this Instant November to the first day of May next Ensueing 
for the sum of thirty Six pounds which Report is Approved 

M^ John Barbaric Appearing Personally before this Court and 
Refusing to be sworn into the Office of Constable of the West 
Ward of this City into which he was duely Elected. And the Rea- 
sons OflFer'd by him & his Counsel for such his Refusal Appearing 
insufficient to this Court to Excuse him from serving in the said 
Office, it is therefore hereby Ordered that the said John Barberie do 
pay the fine of fifteen pounds for such his Refusal Pursuant to the 
Directions of An Act of General Assembly in such Case made and 
provided and that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant for Levying the 
same Accordingly 

Order'd M'" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
West Ward for Electing A Constable to serve in the said Ward 
for the year Ensueing in the Room of Mr John Barberie who hath 
Refused to serve in that Office and who is fined for such his Re- 
fusal Pursuant to an Act of Assembly of this Colony in such Case 
made and provided and that the Election be made on Wednesday 
the 19*^ Instant. 

Order'd that Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Rutgers ^U Roose- 
velt AI"" Van Borsom and M*" Chambers or any three of them 
whereof Alderman Cortlandt to be one be a Committee to Enquire 
what quantity of Land belongs to this Corporation in, & Contigu- 
out to the swamp Commonly Called Beekmans Swamp That they call 
the surveyor of this City to their Assistance, Cause A Draft to be 
made thereof and make Report thereof with all Convenient Speed. 

By the Mayor and Au)ermex 
Assize of Bread 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eight Ounces and A 
half for A Penny. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh Seventeen Ounces for 
two pence 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh two pounds thirteen 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A WiiEATEN loaf of the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise to weigh three pounds and seven Ounces for four pence 
half penny wheat being at four Shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell. 

And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for sale within this 
City than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Ex- 
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and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the 
Eighth day of November in the third Year of his Majesties Reign 
Anno Dom 1729 

^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Cl 

[184] The Committee Appointed to Survey and lay out the Lands 
on Hudsons River to low water Mark Pursuant to an Order of this 
Court the 27*^ of June last Report in haec Verba. (Viz*) 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council of the 27^ of June 
last We the Committee thereby Appointed have Viewed the Lands 
thereby Resolved to be Granted to the Respective Inhabitants and 
Proprietors on the West side of the Broadway between their Re- 
spective Purchases and low Water mark, and have seen the Patent 
under which Colt Gaesbeck and M*" Wileman Claim which Contains 
in breadth on the Eastside fronting to the Broadway forty one foot 
five Inches and in breadth on the West Side forty four foot five 
Inches and in length on the North and south side thirteen Rodds 
Dutch measure. That what Land (if any) Remains between their 
purchase and low water mark the said Colt Gaesbeck and M*" Wile- 
man are willing to purchase of this Corporation on such Reason- 
able Terms and Conditions as to this Court Shall Seem meet at the 
Annual Rent of three pence q9 foot According to a Resolve of this 
Court made the 23^ day of July 1723. and that Adolph Philipse 
ESq^ is willing to Accept of A Grant of the Land between his pur- 
chase and low Water mark on the like Terms. We are therefore 
of Opinion that two Streets Ought to be made on the said Lands 
One of thirty foot in breadth at low water Mark and the Other of 
forty foot at High water Mark on Straight Lines that is to Say the 
High water Mark to be about the Center of the said Street and the 
same to Run from the Purchase of Cott Gaesbeck to the purchase of 
Mr Rodman on Hudsons River as the same shall be laid out by the 
surveyor of this City by Order of this Court That three Slips 
Ought to be left in the said Streets (to witt) One fronting the Nar- 
row Street which runs through the Land of Adolph Philipse ESq^ 
(Commonly Called Goetlts Street, One fronting the Narrow Street 
near Alderman Vangelders Con?monly Called the Alley that leads 
to Oyster Pasty and the Other fronting the Narrow Street which 
Runs from the Broadway on the south side of the English Church 
to the Locust Trees. That the Said Streets Wharfs and Slips 
Ought to be made Compleated and finished by the Respective Pur- 
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penalty for forfeiture and by them or their Assigns kept and main- 
tained in good and sufficient Repair. And that the. Purchasers 
Ought to pay and Defray the Expence for Surveying and laying 
out the same and for their Respective Grants thereof Over and 
above the Annual Rent. That if the said Lands from High water 
to low Water Mark be Granted upon these Terms and Conditions 
at the Annual Rent of Nine pence ^ foot, in front thereof, and the 
Other Lands (if any) between the Respective Purchases and high 
water mark at a Reasonable Price) we are humbly of Opinion the 
same would be a Considerable Emolument and Improvement to 
this Corporation which Nevertheless is Submitted by 

William Roome John Cruger 

John Roosevelt Harmanus Vangelder 

Obadiah Hunt Phillip Cortlandt 

Egbert Van Borsom Frederick Philipse 

New York July 10"' 1729. Anthony Rutgers 

Which Report is Approved and thereupon this Court Came to 
the following Resolution (Viz*) 

For the better utility of the Trade and Commerce of this City, 
Increasing New Buildings therein and Improveing the Revenues 
of this Corporation it is hereby Unanimously Resolved and Ordered 
that two Streets be surveyed and laid out on Hudsons River from 
the South Side of the Purchase of Colt Gaesbecks House near the 
Fort to the south Side of the Purchase of M^ John Rodman on the 
same River, One Street of thirty foot in breadth at low Water 
Mark and the Other of forty foot in breadth at High Water Mark 
on Straight Lines that is to say the High Water Mark to be about 
the Center of the Said Street, that there be three Slips in the Said 
Streets (to witt) One fronting the Narrow Street which Runs 
through the Land of Adolph Philipse Esqf Commonly Called Goe- 
lets Street, One fronting the Narrow Street Near the Land of Al- 
derman Vangelder Commonly called the Alley that [185] leads to 
Oyster Pasty and the Other fronting the Narrow Street which 
Runs from the Broadway on the south side of the English Church 
to the Locust Trees and that the Said Streets Wharfs and slips be 
made Compleated & finished by the Respective Purchasers of the 
Lands fronting and Contiguous to the same within five years from 
and after the first day of May next Ensueing under the Penalty 
of ten pounds for Every year after each Lott of twenty five foot in 
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Docked; and by them and their Assigns kept and Maintained in 
good and sufficient Repair for ever. That the said Purchasers shall 
& will pay and defray all the Charge and Expences of Surveying 
and laying out of the same and for their Respective Grants thereof 
over and above the Annual Rent hereafter mentioned. 

And for the more Effectual putting this Resolve and Order in 
Execution it is hereby further Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Al- 
derman Vangelder, Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Philipse, Alder- 
man Rutgers, M^ Roosevelt, M*" Hunt M"^ Van Borsom, M^ Teller 
and M«" Chambers or any five of them (whereof Alderman Cruger 
to be one) be A Committee to Cause the Said Streets to be sur- 
veyed and laid out as Aforesaid and to Agree with the Respective 
Inhabitants and Proprieters of the Lotts of Land on the West Side of 
the Broadway fronting to Hudsons River at the Annual Rent of Nine 
pence ^ foot in front for the Lands between High water Mark and low 
water Mark fronting their Respective Purchases and also to Agree 
for the Sale of all the Lands of this Corporation lying between 
their Respective Purchases and high water Mark on such Reason- 
able Terms as they Shall see most beneficial to this Corporation. 
And if the said Inhabitants and Proprietors Refuse to purchase the 
Lands aforesaid on the Terms aforesaid that then and in such Case 
the Said Committee do Agree with any Other Person or Persons 
who will purchase the same on the Terms aforesaid or on any 
Other larger Annual Rent as to the same Committee Shall seem 
most Expedient & Beneficial for this Corporation. And further 
that the said Committee do Cause a Draft to be made of the Said 
Lands so to be Granted, and of the Streets, Wharfs and Slips so 
to be made, in what manner and by whom to be finished Com- 
pleated and kept in Repair and to Ascertain the Annual Rent to be 
paid by every Purchaser and make their Report with all Conven- 
ient Expedition in Order Conveyances be prepared for Granting the 
same. 

Memorandum the Treasurer paid to Archibald Kennedy ESq^ his 
Majesties Collector and Receiver General of this Province Sixteen 
Beaver Skins in full of the Quitt Rent of the Charter of this Cor- 
poration to the 27^^ of April last as Appears by his Receipt upon the 
said Charter Dated the Eleventh day of December 1729 and at the 
same time paid unto the Said Archibald Kennedy Sixteen years 
Quitt Rent (being four pounds Proclamation Money) for the Pat- 
ent at the ferry in Kings County as Appears by his Receipt upon 
the same Patent dated the same day 



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