(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York, 1675-1776"

Google 



This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project 

to make the world's books discoverable online. 

It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject 

to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Public domain books 

are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. 

Marks, notations and other maiginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the 

publisher to a library and finally to you. 

Usage guidelines 

Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the 
public and we are merely their custodians. Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing tliis resource, we liave taken steps to 
prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying. 
We also ask that you: 

+ Make non-commercial use of the files We designed Google Book Search for use by individuals, and we request that you use these files for 
personal, non-commercial purposes. 

+ Refrain fivm automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine 
translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. We encourage the 
use of public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help. 

+ Maintain attributionTht GoogXt "watermark" you see on each file is essential for in forming people about this project and helping them find 
additional materials through Google Book Search. Please do not remove it. 

+ Keep it legal Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for ensuring that what you are doing is legal. Do not assume that just 
because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other 
countries. Whether a book is still in copyright varies from country to country, and we can't offer guidance on whether any specific use of 
any specific book is allowed. Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Google Book Search means it can be used in any manner 
anywhere in the world. Copyright infringement liabili^ can be quite severe. 

About Google Book Search 

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. Google Book Search helps readers 
discover the world's books while helping authors and publishers reach new audiences. You can search through the full text of this book on the web 

at |http: //books .google .com/I 



N6-33 




LEWKD-SWKPOBDiJVMKWWnVERSinf 



Registered Na 50 



MINUTES 



OF 



THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF NEW YORK 



1675-1776 



%n ^igltt Volumes 



VOLUME V 



PUBLISH El) UXDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE 

CITY OF AEIV YORK 



NEW YORK 

DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 
1905 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OF 



THE CITY OF NKW YORK 



September 29, 1740, to November 21, 1754 



• • • • 
• •• 

• • • • 



•• • • 



• -•• 



• • • 

• •• • • 

•• • • 
• • • 



• ." • 



.• • • 



• -• 



• • • 

• • • 



• •• • 
» • • 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



>-Esq^ Aldermen 



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

New Yorke V City hall of the Said City on Munday the 

29^1* day of September (being the Feast 
day of St Michael the Arch Angell) Anno 
Dom 1740 

Present John Cruger Esqf Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esqf Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

William Vredenburgh 

John Pintard 

Cornelius Kortright 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthorne 

Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of this City ^or the Electing this 
day one Alderman One Assistant Two Assessors. One Collector And 
ti^'o Constables in the Six wards on the South Side of fresh water. 
And One Aldermen, One Assistant, four Assessors, two Collectors 
and four Constables for the Out Ward of the Said City to Serve in 



< 



>^ Assistants 



a , * 



• • • - 



• « 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



*\ 



>-Esq^ Aldermen 



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

New Yorke V City hall of the Said City on Munday the 

29*!? day of September (being the Feast 
day of St Michael the Arch Angell) Anno 
Dom 1740 

Present John Cruger Esqf Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esqf Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

William Vredenburgh 

John Pintard 

Cornelius Kortright 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthorne 

Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of this City tor the Electing this 
day one Alderman One Assistant Two Assessors. One Collector And 
two Constables in the Six wards on the South Side of fresh water. 
And One Aldermen, One Assistant, four Assessors, two Collectors 
and four Constables for the Out Ward of the Said Citv to Serve in 



< 



>* Assistants 



• • 



v. 



MlKOjl:S OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



• •. 



•• • 






their Respcctiyc Offices for the Year Ensueing. the Respective Alder- 
men eS EkcfiP* Respective Ward Made Return this day into the Office 
of .T.own Gierke Under their hands of the Severall person [s] Elected. 

.W.B^Vve in the Severall Offices Aforesaid, for the Year Ensueing as 

•'•^oweth Vizt 



East Ward 



Alderman 
Assistant 



West Ward ^ 



[2] 



North Ward 



South Ward -< 



Dock Ward < 



'^ Simon Johnson Esq^ 

Samuell Lawrence 

John Vanderspiegell 

John Maerschalck 

Bartholomew Skaats 

Peter Lynch 

Cornelius Brower 

William Roome Esq^ 

Henry Bogert 

Cornelius Bogert 

Joshua Slydell 

John Van Gelder 

Philip Goelet 

John Schultz 

Christopher Bancker Esq^ Aldermen 

Isaac Stoutenburgh Assistant 

John Stoutenburgh 

John Van Arnem 

Stephen Bourdet 

Thomas De White 
^John Ellinor 
^John Moore Esqf 

Abraham Depeyster 

David Abeel 

Isaac Van Dam 

Peter Maerschalck 

Hugh Crawford 

Henry Carmer Jun^ 
' John Pintard Esq^ 

George Brinckerhoff 

John Breese 

John Smith 

Thomas Willett 

Abraham Huisman 
^ Joseph Scott 



^ 



(Assessors 

Collector 

V Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

C Assessors 

Collector. 

(Constables 



[ Assessors 

Collector 

V Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 



Constables 

Aldermen 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector. 

Constables 



•Note: The Montgomery Ward returns omitted in the original. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Out Ward 



Vw 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
EsqT 

Philip Minthome 
Jacobus Kip 
David De Voor 
Nicholas Dyckman 
Jacob Van Orde 
Abraham Anderson 
Benjamin Benson 
John Dyckman 
Lawrence Low 
Lawrence Louw 
David Devoor 



Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables. 



For the 
y Bowry 
Division 



For Harlem 
Division 



The Hon**!<= George Clarke Esq*" Lieutenant Governor of this prov- 
ince of New York by and With the Advice and Consent of his Majesties 
Council was pleased to Appoint the following Officers for the City and 
County of New York for the Year Ensueing (Viz*) John Cruger Esq^ 
to be Mayor. Water Bayliff. and Clerk of the Markett. William 
Jamison Esqf to be high Sheriff. And Richard Nicholls to be Coroner 
of the Said City and County for the Year Ensueing 

Resolved (Nemine Contra Dicente) That Cornelius Depeyster 
Esqf the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is 
hereby Elected and Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Cor- 
poration for the Year Ensueing 

Ordkr'd that the Treasurer pay to John Cruger 

N? 825 Esq^ Mayor of this City the Sum of fifteen pounds 

Warrant Issued Three Shillings Current Money of this Colony for 

Services Done for one Year past. And that the 
Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer for the payment of the 
Same 

[3] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Daniel Horsmandefn] Esqf 
Recorder of this City or order the Sum of Fifteen 
pounds Three Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony for Services by him Done for this Corporation 

Ordered the Alderman of the Out Ward Do Cause a New Election 
of Constables for Harlem Division in the Room of Lawrence Louw 
and David Devoor and that the Election be en S'>turd'»y Next 

M'' Mayor hath Appointed John Schultz Upholsterer to be High 
Constable of this Corporation for the Year Ensueing 

Order'd the Alderman of the west ward do Cause a New E!<»c^!o•^ 



N? 826 
Warrant Issued. 



[5] 

East Ward 
West Ward 
North Ward 
South ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 
ward 

Dowry 
Harlem 



Thomas Wenman Deputy 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Constables Sworn Vizt 

John Schultz High Constable 
\ Peter Lynch 
Cornelius Brower 
Philip Goelet 
Jacobus Slover 
Thomas De White 
John Ellinor 
Hugh Crawford 
Henry Carmer Jun^ 
Abraham Huysman 
Joseph Scot[t] 
Abraham Filkins 
Augustus Rcul 
Jacob Van Orde 
Abraham Anderson 
Johannes Myer Jun^ 
Samuell Waldron Jun^ 
James Mills Deputy Sheriff 



James Kennedy Deputy 
Anthony Ham Deputy 
Richard Noble Deputy 
William Beck Deputy 



Order'd the Sheriffs bond be Delivered into the Custody of the 
Chamberlain of this City 

Order'd That the Seal of this Corporation be Affixed to the ffrec- 
dom of Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder of this City Pursuant to a 
former Order of this Court of the 17: of Jan7 1736 



City of j gg 
New Yorkv 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Tuesday the fourth 
day of November Anno DoITT 1740 

John Cruger Esq^ Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esqf Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

John Moore 

Samuell Lawrence 

George Brinckerhoffe 

Robert Benson 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 



>-Esqf Aldermen 






J 



Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 7 

[6] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 827 Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer. Or Order the 

Warrant Issued Sum of Forty two pounds Current Money of this 

Colony to be by him paid to the Severall Watchmen 
in full for their Service as Watchmen for this City from the first day 
of May Last to the first day of this Instant November. 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 828 Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham One of the Mar- 

Warrant Issued shalls of this City or Order the Sum of Twelve 

pounds Ten Shillings and Six pence Current Money 
of this Colony to be by him paid to the Severall Constables for doin^ 
their Duty's Upon the Night Watches Within this City from the first 
day of May Last to the fourteenth Day of October last 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 829 Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham Doorkeeper and 

Warrant Issued Messenger to the Common Council of this City or 

Order the Sum of Two pounds Ten Shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full for one Quarter of a Year's Sallary 
due and Ending the fourteenth day of October last 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 830 Treasurer to pay to Christopher Bancker Esq^ or 

Warrant Issued Order the Sum of five pounds Nine Shillings and 

Six pence Current Money of this Colony to be by 
him paid to John Burger &c. to Workmen and for Materialls for Re- 
pairs at the flFerry as Appears by the Ace*? thereof. Which is Examined 
in Common Council & Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 831 Treasurer to pay to Christopher Bancker Esq^" or 

Warrant Issued Order the Sum of Sixty three pounds Nine Shil- 
lings & Nine pence half penny Current Money of 
this Colony to be by him paid to John Burger and others for the Re- 
pairing the City hall as Appears by the Account thereof Which is 
Examined in Common Council & Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 832 Treasurer to pay to Simon Johnson Esq*^ or Order 

Warrant Issued the Sum of Thirteen pounds Fourteen Shillings 

Current Money of this Colony paid & to be by him 
paid to Mathew Van Alstine Andrew Breastead. Jacobtis Montanie. 



8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

& Peter Lott for work done & Materialls found, for Repairing the 
Barn at the iferry as Appears by the Ace*? thereof Which is Examined 
in Common Council & Allowed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 833 Treasurer to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh or Order 

Warrant Issued the Sum of Four pounds Ten Shillings Current 

Money of this Colony for Workmanship and Ma- 
terialls by him found for Repairing the City hall: the fire Engines & 
Poor house as Appears by his Ace*? Which is Examined in Common 
Council & Allowed 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 834 Treasurer to pay to Alexander Lamb or Order the 

Warrant Issued Sum of Four pounds Current Money of this Colony 

in full of his Sallary for Library keeper to this Cor- 
poration due & Ending the first day of this Instant November and. 
also for a Lock by him furnished for the Said Library 

[7] Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 835 Treasurer to pay to John Roome or Order the 

Warrant Issued Sum of Seventeen pounds One Shilling and Nine 

pence Current Money of this Colony (Six pounds 
three Shillings and Seven pence half [penny] thereof for Workman- 
ship by him Done to the City hall and Stocks[)] and the Residue 
thereof to be by him paid to Garret Coezine Alathew Van Alstyn. Jo- 
hannes Van Zandt and John Vrelandt. James Davie. Samuell Bell & 
Peter Rutgers for work by them done & Materialls found About the 
Repairs of the City hall and Stocks as Appears by their Accounts which 
is Examined in Common Council & Allowed 

Ordered That Alderman Roome. Alderman Bancker. Alderman 
Moore M^ Lawrence, M*" Brinckerhoflfe or any three of them be a 
Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books & Acc^f and all other Publick 
Acd? of this Corporation & make their Report on the Audit of the 
Treasure [r']s Books & Ace*? With all Convenient Expedition 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ 836 Treasurer to pay to Richard Nicholls Deputy 

Warrant Issued Town Clerke of this City, or Order the Sum of 

Twenty Seven pounds two Shillings Current 
Money of this Colony in full of his Account for One Years Sallary 
due and Ending the fourtenth day of October Last & for Disbursements 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 9 

by him Made and for other Services as Appears by his Acc^? Which is 
Allowed in Common Council 

Order'd that M^ Recorder. Alderman Stuyvesant. Alderman Moore. 
Alderman Pintard. Alderman Marshall M^ Abraham Depeyster. M' 
Benson & M*" Brinckerhoffe Or any five of them be a Committee to 
Inspect into the Laws of this Corporation and See What are Necessary 
and What Not. And to Make any Adition or Alteration to any of 
them as they Shall Judge Needfull. And What further Laws are 
Necessary to be Made for the better good Rule & Government of this 
Corporation. And that they Make Report thereof to this Court With 
all Convenient Speed. And it is further Ordered, that all the Mem- 
bers of this Court be Admitted of the Same Committee that think fit 
to Appear thereon 

Order'd. that a bond be taken from Thomas Edwards for What is 
Owing from him to this Corporation payable in two years 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Produced Unto this Court a Commission 
Under the Great Seal of this province Appointing him Recorder of 
this City. Which was Read. & is in the words following Viz^ 

George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain ffrance 
and Ireland King Defender of the faith &c : To all to whom these pres- 
ents Shall Come or may Concern Greeting We Reposing Especiall 
Trust & Confidence in the Learning, fidelity prudence. Circumspection 
and Loyalty of our trusty and Well beloved Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ 
of our Speciall grace Certain knowledge, and Meer Motion have Given 
and Granted And by these presents Do Give & Grant Unto the Said 
Daniel Horsmanden the Office of Recorder, of our City of New York 
Within our Province of New York in America. Together with all 
flFees. Sallaries. priviledges Benefitts [8] Rights. Perquisites Profitts 
and Advantages to the Said Office of Recorder now belonging or 
Which Shall or may belong or in any wise Appertain. And him the 
Said Daniel Horsmanden Recorder of our Said City of New York 
We do by these presents Make Ordain. Authorize. Constitute and 
Appoint. To HAVE and to hold Exercise and Enjoy the Aforesaid 
office of Recorder of our Said City to him the Said Daniel Horsmanden 
for & During our pleasure. Together with all ff ees. Sallaries Priviledges. 
Perquisites. Benefitts. Rights. Profitts & Advantages to the Said Office 
of Recorder now belonging or Which Shall or may belong or in any 



10 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

wise Appertain to his own proper Use & behoof. In Testimony 
Whereof we have Caused these our Letters to be made patent and the 
great Seal of our Province of New York to be hereunto Affixed. 
Witness Our Trusty and Well beloved George Clarke Esq^ Lieutenant 
Governor & Commander in Chief of our province of New York & 
Territories thereon Depending in America. &c. at our fort in New 
York this Twenty Ninth day of October in the fourteenth Year of our 
Reign Annoq Dom 1740 j„„ ^^^.^^^ ^ S 

Seal -^ 

Orderd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 837 Treasurer to pay to Jacobus Turk Or Order the 

Warrant Issued Sum of Sixteen pounds fifteen Shillings And One 

penny half penny Current Money of this Colony 
in full for five Quarters Sallary for Looking After the fire Engines 
and for work Done and Materialls found for Repairing the Same, as 
Appears by his Acct which is Allowed in Common Council 

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 all the Laws. 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation Which on the Second day 
of November Last past. Were Made. Ordained Renewed EstabiHshed 
and Published. And also the Law Which on the Twentieth Day of 
August Last was Made. Ordained and Published be and by the Au- 
thority Aforesaid are hereby made Ordained. Renewed. Estab- 
iHshed and Published and order to be Continue and Remaine in full 
force & Virtue for one Year from and After the Date hereof Vizt 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 
A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpo- 
ration 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 
A Law for the better preventing of fire 
A Law for Marking of Bread 
A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer and Syder by Retail 
A Law Appointing a place for the More Convenient hiring of Slaves 
A Law for Regulating Negro's and Slaves in the Night time 
A Law Restraining Slaves. Negro's. & Indians from Gameing With 
monys or for moneys 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK n 

A Law for punishing of Slaves Who Shall Ride Disorderly through 
the Streets 

A Law Giving a Reward to any person or persons Who Shall Ap- 
prehend Any Negro Mulatto or Indian Slave Offending against any 
of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this province 

A Law for Regulating of Carts & Carmen 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Packers Guagers & Cullers 
I9] A Law Relating to Making freemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Docks & Slips 
of this Citv 

A Law for preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer in the Dock 
of this City 

Regulations for paying Dock Money 

A Law Prohibiting the burning lime on the Commons 

A Law for Regulating & Estabilishing ffees for the Inviters to 
fFunerall[s] 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets. Lanes. & Allies of the Said City 

A Law for paving the Streets Lanes & Allies Within the City of 
New York 

A Law Against firing Guns m the Streets 

A Law Against Killing Neat Cattle any Where but at the Sloughter 
Houses 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to Prohibit digging holes or Cutting Sods on the Commons 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law prohibiting Sloughter Houses in the Out Ward 

A Law Estabilishing ffees for the Sloughter Houses 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law prohibiting the Cutting Timber on the Corfions by Brick 
Makers & Charcoal. Burners 

A Law for Regulating of ffences 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives Within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office, of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 

A Law for the better Securing of the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gun powder 

A Law Appointing proper places for the Unloading of Hay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoopsticks and Saplings on the 
Commons 



14 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Corporation to the said Grant And Sign the Same by Order of this 
Court 

The Draft of a Grant of a Water lott Two Hundred foot into 
Hudsons River Behind the Lott of Elizabeth ShSrpass was Read 
And Approved And Order'd the Same be Engrossed And that the 
Deputy Clerk of this Court Do Accordingly Affix the Common Seal 
of this Corporation to the said Grant. And Sign the Same by Order 
of this Court 

Ordered That Samuell Ten Eyck. John Hunt. And the Widow 
Wessells have Notice that they may Attend this board by themselves 
or their Council On Tuesday the Sixteenth day of this Instant Decem- 
ber, at two a Clock in the Afternoon, and be then heard on the Alle- 
gations of their Severall Petitions formerly preferred to this board 



City of 
New York 



\ 



SS 



Present 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
i6'^ day of December. Anno DoITT 1740 

John Cruger Esq^ Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthorne 

George Brinckerhoffe 

Robert Benson 

Isaac Stoutcnburgh 

The Petitions of Bcletic Ten Eyck in behalf of herself And her Son 
John Ten Eyck And her two Daughters Maritie Wessells. And Wyntif 
Cowenhovcn of Samuell Ten Eyck And of John Hunt And Beltie his 
wife. John Roome and Elizabeth his wife And John Ten Eyck were 



^ 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



15 



Severally Read. Each. Petition praying a Grant of the Soil or water 
Lott at the Corner Called Coenties Comer, two Hundred foot 
into the River And Upon Reading the will of Coenrat Ten Eyck the 
Grand father. And hearing the Arguments of the Council Appearing 
for the Severall Petitioners. Orderd the Matters of the Severall 
petitions be Referred to the further Consideration of this Board 



[12] City 
New York 



of J 
orkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City hall of the Said City on Munday the 
29^^ day of December Anno DoITT 1740 



Present 



>v 



>• Esq*? Aldermen 



John Cruger Esq^ Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depcyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Mmthome 

George BrinckerhoflFe 

Robert Benson 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 



>- Assistants 



9 

19 
8 



oz 



for a penny 
for two pence 
for four pence 



Order'd that the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
Viz^ 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh o^^ 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh o 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh . 2 
And a Wheaten Loaf (the Course Bran) 
only taken out) to weigh \ 

And Ordered That no other Bread be made, for Sale within this 
Citty (hard Biskett only Excepted) than According to the Above Assize 
And all Bakers Within this City are hereby Required to take Notice 
thereof. And Make their Bread Accordingly 



o for four pence 



^ 



>.Esq'*? Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



1 6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York^ [hall] of the said City on Thursday the 19^^ 

day of March. Anno Dom 1740/1 

Present John Cruger Esqf Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Robert Benson 

Philip Minthorne 

[13] It being Represented to this board by Daniel Horsmanden Esq'' 
from the Lieut Governor and Council that in the Dreadful Calamity 
Which happened Yesterday the Secretarys Office was Entirely De- 
stroyed. And Desired that this board would Assign the Common 
Council Room for the Keeping the Publick Books and Records of. the 
Province. During the present Exigency. Untill Another proper place 
Can be Provided by the Legislature which this board Approve of And 
Desire the Recorder to wait on the Lieut Governor And Acquaint him 
with, the Resolution of this Board 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 839. Treasurer, to pay to Johannes Myer or Order the 

Warrant Issued Sum of five pound Eight Shilling Current. Money 

of this Colony being for Money by him paid and 
Disbursed, for Repairing the Iligli ways, between this and Kings 
bridge, in the Late Great Snow 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 840. Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham Door keeper and 

Warrant Issued Messenger to the Common Council of this City or 

Order the Sum of Five pounds. Current Money of 
this Colonv in full for half a Years Sallarv Which Will be due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of Aprill Next 

Order'd that Alderman Roome. Alderman. Johnson Alderman 
Moore M*^ Bogert and M' Benson, or any three of them be a Committee 
to Inspect into the Ladders. Hooks and all other kind of Implements. 



>.Esq^ Aldermen 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 17 

belonging to this Corporation Necessary for Extinguishing fire And 
that they have Such Reparations. Amendments And Additions made 
thereto, as they shall think Convenient And that they Cause One hun- 
dred New Leather Bucketts to be made with the words. (City of N. 
York) Painted thereon 

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

New York j hall of the said City on Saturday, the 11*** 

April 1741 

Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden E^q^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogert 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Philip Minthome 

George Brinckerhoffe 

Robert Benson 

Samuell Lawrence 

f £4] Ordered that this board Request his honour the Lieul Governor 
to Issue a Proclamation Offering a Reward to any white person, that 
Shall Discover any person or persons lately Concem'd in Setting fire 
to any Dwelling House, or Store House in this Cit>'. (So that Such 
person or persons As be Convicted thereof) the Sum of One hundred 
pounds. Current Money of this Province, and that Such person Shall 
be pardon'd if Concern'd therein. And any Slave that Shall Make Such 
Discovery to be Manumitted or made free. And the Master of Such 
Slave to Receive Twenty five pounds, therefor. And the Slave to Re- 
ceive besides his ffreedom the Sum of Twenty pounds, and to be 
pardon'd. And if a free Negro. Mulatto or Indian, to Receive forty five 
pounds. And also to be pardon'd if Concern'd therein, and that this 
board will Issue their Warrant to the Chamberlain or Treasurer of this 
Corporation for the payment of Such Sum. as any person by Virtue 
of Such Proclamation Shall be Entituled Unto And that the Mayor 
and Recorder Wait on his honour the Lieut Governor And Acquaint 
Vol. v.— a 



>. Assistants 



i8 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



him with the Resolution of this board Orderd That the Overseer, of 
the Watch forthwith Cause the Watch house to be Cleaned 



City of J gg 
New York V 



s Esq" Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



Att a Common Council held at the Citv 
hall of the Said City on Fryday the 17*? 
of April! 1 74 1 

Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Abraham De Peyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Robert Benson 
George Brinckerhoffe 
Henry Bogert 

Ordered that this Court or So many of them As do make a 
Common Council do Lett to farm the Dock and Slips of this City by 
publick Vendue to the highest bidder, for one Year to Commence the 
first day of May next at the House of William English Near the Old 
Custom house on Saturday the 25*? Instant at three a Qock in the 
Afternoon On Such Conditions as they Shall think Convenient. And 
that printed Advertizements be prepared And put up Accordingly 

[15I Att a Common Council held at the 

Mayors house of the Said City on tuesday 
the 5^* May 1741 

Present John Cruger ESq'' Mayor. 
Gerrardus StU3rvesant 



"\ 



Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Abraham De peyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Robert Benson 
George Brinckerhoffe 



>-Esq7 Aldermen 



J 



^Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 19 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
Viz* 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh o"*. . .8^' for a penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh. . . i . . . i for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh 2 ... 3 for four pence 

And a Wheaten Loaf (the Course bran) - . 

r^ 1 * 1 *\ * • u f 2 ...9 for four pence 

Only taken out) to weigh \ 

And Order'd that no other bread be made, for Sale within this City 
(hard Biskett only Excepted) than According to the Above Assize 
And All Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take Notice 
thereof And Make their bread Accordingly. 

Ordered that a Dr*. of a Petition be prepared by the Clerk of this 
board. To the Lieut Governour. and Council praying that the Expor- 
[t]ation of Wheat; from this Province may be Wholly prohibited And 
that the Said Drl be Laid before the Next Common Council 

The Members of this board, who mett the 25*? past at the House of 
William English, to Lett to farm the Docks and Slips of this City, for 
one year &c Acquainted this Board that at the said time and place 
they by Publick Vendue or Outcry let the Said Dock and Slips to 
farm ; Unto Bartholomew Skaats of this City Goldsmith ; for the Rent 
of Ninety pounds to be paid Quarterly and to Carry out of the Mould 
or Dock Sixty Scow loads of mudd &c : he being the highest bidder ; 
And have Directed the Common Clerke of this Corporation to prepare 
a Lease thereof ; Accordingly ; And that they are of Opinion ; the Said 
Bartholomew Skaats together With Samuell Richards of this City 
Marriner Will be Sufficient Sureties for the performance of the 
[16] Covenants of the said Lease, all Which is now Approved by this 
board, And the Lease being Read in the presence of the Said Barth- 
olomew Skaats ; and Approved It is hereby Order'd that the Clerke of 
this Court Affix the Seal of this Corporation to the Said Lease Accord- 
ingly And Sig^ the Same by Order of this Court ; And Likewise take 
Care that the Said Bartholomew Skaats With Samuell Richards Exe- 
cute a Bond for performance of Covenants in the Stun of One hundred 
and Eighty pounds. 



20 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of )gg 
New York f 



Att a Common Council held at the 
House of Charles Lushare in the Said City 
on Wensday the 6*? of May 1741 
Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson 



Esq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Abraham Depeyster 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Samuell Lawrence 
George Brinckerhoffe 
Robert Benson 

The D: Clerke produced to this board a Petition Pursuant to the 
Order of Yesterday which was Read and Approved And Ordered to 
be. Signed by the Members of this board And that the Lieut : Governor 
be forthwith Waited on therewith 

Ordered That all the Pidgeon holes under the City hall be forth- 
with taken Down and Removed 



City of ) 
New York! 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at tlie 
house of Charles Lushare in the Said City 
on Thursday the 28*^ of May 1741 

John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
William Roomc 



^ 



> Esq*"* Aldermen 






> Assistants 



Simon Johnson 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogcrt 
Abraham Do pcystcr 
Philip Minthornc 
Robert Benson 
George BrinckcrhofT 
Samuell Lawrence 

[17'! Ordkr'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treas- 
N? 841 urer to pay to Johannes Meyer or Order the Sum of forty 

two pounds Current Money of this Colony to l>e by him 
paid to the Severall Watchmen in full for their Service As Watchmen 
for this City from the first day of November Last to the first day of this 
Instant may : 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 21 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treasurer 
N? 842 to pay to Anthony Ham one of the Marshalls of this City 
or Order the Sum of ffourteen pounds Eighteen ShilHngs 
and Six pence. Current Money of this Colony to be by him paid to the 
Severall Constables for doing their duty Upon the Night Watches 
within this City from the fourteenth day of October Last to the first 
day of this Instant may : 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 

Vizt 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh. . o"*. . .8**^. .for a penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh . . .1 . . . i . . for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh. . .2 . . .2 . .for four pence 

And a Wheaten Loaf (the Course bran) ^ . 

,,, .N. •!_ > 2. ..3 for four pence 

only taken out) to weigh j 

And. Order'd that no Other bread be made for Sale Within this 

City (hard Biskett only Excepted) then According to the Above 

Assize, and all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take 

Notice thereof and Make their Bread Accordingly 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the treasurer to 
N? 843. pay to Jacobus Turk or Order the Sum of Six pounds Nine 
Shillings Current money of New York being for half a 
years Sallary for Cleaning and taking Care of the fire Engines, and 
for Repairing the Same : As Appears by his Account. Which is Allowed 
by Common Council: 

p. - A Att a Common Council held at the 

XT \r I r SS House of Charles Lushare in the Said City 

New York I t- j ^u tr, t 

J on Fry day the 19*" June 1741 

Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

W? Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Philip Minthorne "^ 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Abraham Dc peyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

George BrinckerhofF 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq'"[f] Aldermen 



^ 



s Assistants 



y 



2 2 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[i8] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 844. to pay to Johannes Meyer or Order the Sum of Six pounds 
two Shillings Current Money of this Colony in full of his 
Account for himself and John Ellinor going to New Brunswick to fetch 
John Roma and their Expences: and for Seven Double Watches As 
Appears by his Account which is Examined in Common Council and 
Allowed 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treasurer 
X? 845 to pay to John Moore Esq^ or Order, the Sum of One hun- 
dred and fifty pounds Current money of this Colony, With 
Which the Said John Moore Esq^ is Desired by this board to purchase 
a Bill of One hundred pounds Sterling and Rcmitt the Same to Mess*? 
Samuell And William Baker Merchants in London; And that he 
Desire them to purchase as Large a fire Engine of the best make As 
that Sum will purchase: Including all Charges: till on Board and 
Issurance And a Leather pipe and Screws proper to the Engine and 
four fire Caps 

Order D the Mavor Issue his warrant to the treasurer to 
N° 846 Alderman William Roomc Esq^ Or Order the Sum of forty 
five pounds Current Money of this Colony for him to pay 
for Ninety Leather Buckctts for this Corporation 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the treasurer to 
X*^ 847 pay to Anthony Ham or Order the Sum of Seventeen Shil- 
lings and Six pence Current Money of this Colony: for 
going to Staten Island With Anne Weston, And her three Children : As 
Appears by his Account Which is Examined in Coramon Council and 
Allowed 

Order *D tliat Cornelius Couzine have Liberty to Digg Clay and 
Make Bricks on Such part of the Commons As the Aldermen And 
Common Council men of the Out Ward Shall think proper for one 
year ; he paying to the treasurer for the L-se of the Corporation the 
Sum of Twenty Shillings for the Same 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the treasurer 
X? 848 to pay to Thomas Willson or Order the Sum of Ten pounds 
Current Money of this Colony in full for the time of his 
Servant Mary Burton: and for the Cloaths he has purchased for her 
he the Said Thomas Willson Assigning her Indenture to this Cor- 
poration 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



23 



[19] City of ^^j^ Att a Common Council held at the 

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

28^* day of July Ann Dom 1741 : 

Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant '^ 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Chris : Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Sam'! Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenbergh 
Robert Benson 



>. Esq*? Aldermen 



Assistants. 



Ordered that Johannes Peek be and he is Appointed one of the 
Publick Measurers of this Citv: And that A Lvsence be Granted to 
him Accordingly 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N° 849 to Pay to Francis Barre or Order the Sum of Eleven Pounds 
fifteen Shillings Current Money of this Colony in full for 28 
days Watching at the City hall for himself Nineteen days Watching 
of Alexander Lamb : and forty three days : D? by John Tenbrook : As 
Appears by the Ace*? which are Audited in Common Council and 
Allowed 

Orderd that When Johannes Roome Swears to his 
N? 850 Ace*? that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
to pay to the Said Johnannes Roome : or Order the Sum of 
Forty Eight pounds : fifteen Shillings and Ten Pence Current Monev 
of this Colony in full of Said Ace*? for making a Gallows : two Gib- 
betts: and work done to and Materialls found About the Citv watch 
House : making Ladders and fire hooks &c as Appears by his Acc*f 

Ordered the Mayor : Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 851. to Pay to Bartholomew Crannell one of the Marshalls of this 

City: or Order Twenty two pounds Six Shillings and four 

Fence Current Money of this Colony : in full of his Acct for fire and 

Candles : for the Watch : for fire for the Court : and for Cleaning the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



25 



Other things for the Use of this Corporation As Appears by his Ace* 
Which is Audited and Allowed 

Orderd the Clerk of this Court Deliver to M^ Barth: Skaats: his 
bond for performance of Covenants: of his Lease of the Dock and 
Slips of this City for the year 1740 he having produced his Rec^ from 
the Treasurer of the payment of the Rent : Reserved on the said Lease 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrt to the Treasurer to 
N? 858 pay to Mr Isaac Stoutenbergh or Order the Sum of Eight 
pounds: fifteen Shillings and Six pence Current Money of 
this Colony in full of his Acct of Smiths work Done : for this Corpora- 
tion : As Appears by his Acct Which is Audited and Allov^ed 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warr* to the Treasurer to 

^^ 859 pay to Alderman William Roome Esqf or Order the Sum 

of five pounds : Ten Shillings Current Money of this Colony : 

for him to pay: for Eleven more Leather Bucketts made for this 

Corporation 



City of ) gg 
New York ( 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the said City on Thursday the Third 
day of Sep^T Anno Dom 1741 

John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq' Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Philip Minthorne 

Abra: Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenbergh 

Sam! Lawrence 

Geo: Erinckerhoffe 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



J 
A 



^Assistants 



J 



24 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Watch house: and four Shillings Paid Robert Campbell As Appears 
by his Acct Which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warr* to the Treasurer to 
N? 852 Pay to Abraham Alstine Bricklayer or Order the Sum of 
Ten pounds: Twelve. Shillings and four pence half penny: 
Current Money of this Colony ; in full of his Acct for work done and 
Materialls found: to the poor house of this City As Appears by his 
Acc^ Which is Audited and Allowed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warr*. to the Treasurer of 
^^"^ 853 pay to John Alstine Blacksmith Or Order the Sum of 
Twenty Seven Pounds: Thirteen Shillings and four pence 
half penny Current Money of this Colony in full of his Acc^ for Smiths 
work done for this Corporation As Appears by his Acc^? which are 
Audited and Allowed 

[20] Orderd (that Upon James David: An: Konnig: & 
N? 854 Peter Bous Swearing to their Accounts) that the Mayor 

Issue his Warrt to the Treasurer to pay to the Said James 
David or Order the Sum of: five pounds and Nine Pence for his Acct 
of Work done at the City hall ; the Sum of Three pounds One Shillings 
and Nine pence in full of the Acct of An Konnig: and three Pounds 
Nineteen Shillings and Seven pence half penny Current Money of 
New York: in full of the Acct of the said Peter Bou as Appears by 
their Ace*? 

Order 'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

No 855 to pay to Anthony Ham Door keeper: and Messenger to the 

Common Council of this Citv Or Order the Sum of Two 

pounds : Ten Shillings Current Money of this Colony : in full for one 

Quarters Sallary which was due and Ending the fourteenth Instant: 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N° 856. to pay to James Mills Keeper of the Goal of this City Or 
Order the Sum of Twenty five Pounds: Current Money of 
this Colony in part of his Acct to this time 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 857 to pay to Alderman Bancker: or Order the Sum of Seven 
pounds: fifteen Shillings and Nine pence half penny: Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of his Ace*, for Cordage Boards : and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



25 



Other things for the Use of this Corporation As Appears by his Ace* 
Which is Audited and Allowed 

Orderd the Clerk of this Court Deliver to M^ Barth: Skaats: his 
bond for performance of Covenants: of his Lease of the Dock and 
Slips of this City for the year 1740 he having produced his Rec^ from 
the Treasurer of the payment of the Rent : Reserved on the said Lease 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warri to the Treasurer to 
N? 858 pay to Mr Isaac Stoutenbergh or Order the Sum of Eight 
pounds: fifteen Shillings and Six pence Current Money of 
this Colony in full of his Ace*, of Smiths work Done : for this Corpora- 
tion : As Appears by his Ace*. Which is Audited and Allowed 

Order'd the Mavor Issue his Warr* to the Treasurer to 

N? 859 pay to Alderman William Roome Esq^ or Order the Sum 

of five pounds : Ten Shillings Current Money of this Colony : 

for him to pay: for Eleven more Leather Bucketts made for this 

Corporation 



City of ) gg 
New York ( 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the said City on Thursday the Third 
day of Sep^T Anno Doin 1741 

John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Philip iMinthome 

Abra: Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenbergh 

Sam^ Lawrence 

Geo: Brinckerhoffe 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq" Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



26 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[21] The Petition of M^ Peter Rutgers was Read: praying a Grant; 
from the Rear of his Lott: in the west ward: of this City: two 
hundred foot into hudsons River: Ordered the Said Petition be 
Referred to Alderman Roome: Alderman Moore and Alderman 
Pintard : M^ Stoutenbergh and M^ Depeyster or any three of them to 
Examine into the Allegations of the Petitioner: And to make their 
Report thereon: And Upon what Terms: Covenants: and Conditions 
the Same Ought to be Granted 

Ordered the Treasurer Pay to John Cruger Esq*" Mayor 

N° 860 of this City: the Sum of Sixteen pounds: four Shillings 

Current Money of this Colony: for Services Done for one 

Year past: And that the Mayor Issue his Warrant: to the Treasurer 

for the payment of the same 



City 
New York 



of ) 
orkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at tlie City 
hall of the said City on Fryday the Eight- 
eenth day of September Anno Don! 1741 



John Cruger Esq'" Mayor 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Samuell Lawrence 
George Brinckerhoffe 
Robert Benson 



^ 



>"Esq'? Aldermen 



J 



>" Assistants 



J 



Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 



Vizt 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh:. . .0*^ 7/^°^ for a penny 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . . i : o 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . . 2 : o 
And a Wheaten Loaf the Course bran only) 
taken Out to Weigh j 



for two pence 
for four pence 

for four pence 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



27 



And Order'd that no Other bread be Made for Sale within this 
City (hard Biskett Only Excepted) than According to the Above 
Assize and all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take 
Notice thereof and Make their bread Accordingly 



[22] City of ^gg 
New Yorki 



Present 



Att a CoITTon Council held at the Citv 
hall of the said City on Tuesday the 29^** 
day of September (being the feast day of 
S* Michael the Archangle[)] Anno Domini 
1 741 



>v 



>.Esq'? Aldermen 



John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogart 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthorne 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoffe 

Robert Benson 






>- Assistants 



^ 



Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and CoHTonalty of this City for the Electing this 
day: One Alderman: One Assistant: two Assessors: One Collector 
and two Constables in the Six Wards on the South side: of Fresh 
Water: And One Alderman One Assistant: four Assessors two Col- 
lectors and four Constables for the Out Ward of the said City : to Serve 
in their Respective Offices: for the Year Ensueing: The Respective 



28 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Aldermen of Each Respective Ward made Return this day into the 
Office of Town Clerk Under their hands: of the Severall persons 
Elected to Serve in the Severall Offices: Aforesaid for the Year 
Ensueing as follows Yizt 



East Ward 



Alderman 
Assistant 



r 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



[ Assessors 

Collector 

> Constables 



[23] 



North Ward-< 






^ Simon Johnson Esq^ 

Samuell Lawrence 

John Van Der Speigle ) 

Jacob Abrahamse ( 

Bartholomew Skaats 

Richard Annely ) 

^Judah Mears \ 

William Roome Esq^ 

Henry Bogard 

Tobias Stoutenburgh 
West Ward ^ William Lealin 

William Eagles 

William Whitfield 

Richard Kip 

Christopher Bancker Esq^ Alderman 

Isaac Stoutenburgh Assistant 

John Stoutenburgh 

John Van Aernam 

Stephen Bourdet 

William Poppledorff 

Frederick Fine 

John Moore: Esqf 

Abraham De peyster 

Isaac Van Dam 

Brandt Schuyler 

John Lasher 

Henry Lawrence 

Adam Dobbs 

John Pintard Esq^ 

George Brinckerhoffe 

John Smith 

Theodorus Van Wyck 

Gcrardus Beekman 

Mathcw V'an Alstyne | 

Henry De ffreest \ 



r 



South Ward < 



r 



Dock Ward ^ 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

K Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 



Constables 



V. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



29 



montgomeri£ 
Wakd 



> 



Out Ward -< 



'^ John Marshall Esq^ 
Robert Benson 
Benjamin Peck 
Rem: Remson 
John Gilbert 
Patrick Smith 
Benjamin Taylor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Esqr 
Philip Minthorne 
Lawrence Garner 
John Home 
Cornelius Cosyne 
Egbert Somerdyck 
Tennis Somerdyck 
John Dyckman 
Abraham Myer 
William Waldron 
Lawrence Low 
Jacob Dyckman 



I 

I 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



>^ 



Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Assessors 

Collector 

{ Constables 



For the 
^ Bowry 
Division 






For 
>- Harlem 
Division 



-v 



The Honourable George Clarke Esq^ Lieutenant Governour of this 
province of New York by and With the Advice and Consent of his 
Majesties Council was pleased to Appoint the following Officers for 
the City and County of New York for the year ensueing (to witt) 
John Cruger Esq' to be Mayor : Water Bailiff and Gierke of the Mar- 
kett William Jamison Esq' to be high Sheriff: and Richard Nicholls 
Esq' to be Coroner of the said City and County for the Year Ensueing 

[24] Orderd the Alderman of the West Ward Do Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the said Ward : in the Room of Richard Kip : 
(who is now one of the Vestrymen of this City) and that the Election 
be On Saturday next 

Mr Mayor hath Appointed Henry Lawrence to be high Constable 
of this Corporation for the Year Ensueing 

Orderd the Alderman of the South Ward do Cause A New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the said Ward ; in the Roome of the said Henry 
Lawrence And that the Election be On Saturday next 

Orderd the Alderman of the Dock Ward Do Cause A New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the said Ward : in the Roome of Mathew Van 
Alstyne (he being Neither Freeman of this Corporation or Freeholder: 
in the said Ward) and that the Election be On Saturday next 

Resolved (Nemine Contra Dicente) That Cornelius De peyster 



30 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Esqf the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is hereby 
Elected And Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the Year Ensueing : 

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

New York j House of Charles Lushare in the said City 

on Wensday the 7*** October 1741 

Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



Samuell Lawrence ^ 



>* Assistants 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Philip Minthorne 
Robert Benson 
George Brinckerhoffe 

Alderman Roome and Alderman Moore having Acquainted this 
Board : that they were Directed by the Generall Assembly : to Acquaint 
this Corporation: that they shall have Speedily under Consideration 
Heads of a Bill or Bills for the due Regulation, and Government: of 
Negros and for the More Equall and Orderly keeping: a Sufficient 
Night Watch in this City : to the End that this Corporation may make 
Such proposalls to the house as they See fit: for the purposes afore- 
said ; or to Other purposes tending to the Welfare and Security of this 
City; And this Board taking the Same into Consideration Resolved 
that Alderman Roome & Alderman Moore Apply to the Generall 
Assembly: on behalf of this Corporation for Leave to bring in a bill 
for Raising the Sum of Five Hundred pounds: on the: Inhabitants: 
Residents and Sojourners of this City to Defray the Charge of pay- 
ing twelve Able Watchmen Each Night for one Year and providing 
fire and Candle for Such Watchmen And that they Also Apply to the 
Generall Assembly for Leave to bring [25] In a bill to oblige the 
Inhabitants in the Respective Neighbourhoods : of Each Publick Well 
tiiat now is or hereafter shall be in this City, to keep and Maintain the 
said Wdls: in Good Repair: And that they Likewise Apply to the 
Gttaersn Assenibly: for Leave to bring in a New bill for keeping in 
^ * «ost Road from this City to King's bridge : in Which the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



31 



Inhabitants of this City on the South Side Fresh Water: Shall keep 
the Same in Repair as far as the House of Joachim Anderson : and that 
the Inhabitants of the Bowry Division keep the Same in Repair : from 
thence to the Division Line between the Bowrv Division and Harlem 
And from thence that the Inhabitants of Harlem keep the Same in 
Repair from thence to Kingsbridge : And that the Road from Spring 
Garden to fresh Water: be On A Streight Line through the New 
Road : Cut Near the House belonging to Capt John Brown : And Also 
that they Apply to the Generall Assembly: That the Law Which 
obliges Masters of Vessells to Give Security for their passengers: 
likely to Become Chargeable to the City be Amended by obliging all 
Masters of Vessells bringing in Servants not to Land any Servt So 
brought in till Security be Given in £25 for Each Servt not to become 
Chargeable or till Such Serv? be Sold & Such Sale Registerd with the 
Mayor for Which he Shall have a Reasonable Reward That they Like- 
wise Apply to the Generall Assembly for Leave to bring in a Bill for 
the punishment of Mothers: and Reputed Fathers: of Bastard 
Children : by Obligeing Each of them to pay a fine of Ten pounds for 
the Use of the poor or Suffer Such Corporall punishment : as any three 
justices (one Whereof to be of the Quorum) Shall think fit : and Like- 
wise to prevent playing Billiards Trucks or Cards: in any publick 
Houses : by Laying a fine of £25 .0:0^ Annum On Every person 
keeping Such table and Suffering it to be play*d on : & five Shillings for 
Each person playing : one fifth part of the £25 & half the five Shillings 
to the Informer the Rest for the Use of the poor : and that Every person : 
keeping a Publick House Suffering any Cards to be playd in his house 
to pay five pounds and Each person playing to pay Twenty Shillings : 
one half to the Informer: the other for the Use of the poor: to be 
Recover'd before any three Justices: (one to be of the Quorum) That 
they Likewise Apply for Leave to bring in a bill for the Speedy: 
Remedying all forcible Entrys and Detainers That they Also Apply 
that all Strangers Coming into this City with any Goods for Sale : be 
Obliged to pay a Duty : to be Applyd for the Use of the poor : And that 
they will Also pass a bill to prevent Clandestine Marriages 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 861 : to pay : to James Mills or Order the Sum of Twenty three 
pounds Eighteen Shillings: Current Money of this Colony 
being the full Balance of his Account, for Emptying the Ordure Tubbs 
and Victualling Sundry prisoners: as Appears by his Ace* Which is 
Audited and Allowed 



32 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[26] John Pintard Esq^ Alderman of the Dock Ward Returnd that 
Pursuant to an Order of this board of the 29*** of September Last : he 
had Caused An Election to be made of a Constable for the Dock Ward 
And that by plurality of Voices or Votes Mathew Van Alstyne was 
Again Chosen : to Serve in the Office of a Constable for the said Ward 
for the Year Ensueing : But as it before Appeared to this board that the 
said Mathew Van Alstyne was Neither a ffreeman of this City or Free 
holder : in the said Ward : Nor is Yet : Orderd that the Alderman of 
the Dock Ward: Cause a New Election of a Constable for the said 
Ward in the Roome of the said Mathew Van Alstyne and that the 
Election be On Saturday next 

Alderman Roome Returnd James Ruff head: to Serve as a Con- 
stable in the West Ward for the Year Ensueing 

Alderman Moore Returnd Nicholas Defreest to Serve as a 
Constable in the South Ward for the Year Ensueing 

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

New York f hall of the said City on Wensday the 14*? 

day of October Anno DliT 1741 

Present John Cruger Esqf Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogart 

Abraham De peystcr 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthorne 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoffe 

Robert Benson 

This Day M'' Mayor Attended by M'' Recorder : the Alderman And 
Assistants: high Sheriff: Town Clerke: (the Chamberlain being Sick) 
Coroner : high Constable : Constables and other Officers of this Corpo- 
ration between the hours of Ten and Eleven in the forenoon of the 
Same day; went in their formalities: from the City hall to the house 



"^ 



>.Esq'1 Aldermen 



J 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



33 



of the Hon^** George Clarke Esq^ Lieutenant Gov'' and CoITTander in 
Chief of this province of New York and there Waited on him: and 
then and there the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament : to be taken 
Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abju- 
ration Oath in the presence and by the Order of his honour the 
Lieutenant Governour were [27] Administred unto John Cruger 
Esq*" as Mayor : Water Bailiff : and Gierke of the Markett of this City 
of New York As Also one of his Majesties justices of the Peace for 
the City and County of New York and also the Usuall Oaths of office 
of Mayor: Water Bailiff and Gierke of the Markett; of the City of 
New York And justice of the peace in the presence of all the Severall 
Members of this Court Above Mentioned; And thereupon M^ Mayor 
Acquainted his honour the Lieutenant Governour: that pursuant to 
the Authority to him Granted: by his Majesties Royall Charter: he 
had Appointed Gerardus. Stuyvesant Esqf One of the Aldermen of the 
said City to be Deputy Mayor of this City : & Corporation if his honour 
Approved thereof: to Which his honour was pleased to Answer that 
the Choice was Agreeable to him: and Approved thereof; That the 
Said Gerrardus Stuyvesant Should be Deputy Mayor of this City of 
New York Accordingly Whereupon the Mayor: Attended as Afore- 
said Returned to the City hall Where After the Ringing of three bells 
and proclamation made for Silence the Commission of the Mayor: 
Water Bailiff and Gierke of the Markett and the Commissions of the 
High Sheriff and Coroner were published: and then this Court Re- 
turned to the Common Council Chamber Where the Said John Cruger 
Esq*" Was placed : in the Chair : And then According to the Directions 
of his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to this Corporation ; the said 
John Cruger Esq^ the Mayor of this Corporation Administred the 
Oaths Aforesaid : Appointed to be taken by Act of Parliament Instead 
of the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy The Test: Abjuration Oath; 
and the Usuall Oaths: for the Due Execution of their Respective OiTices 
unto the Respective Magistrates & Officers following Vizt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ Deputy Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant^ 



William Roome 
Simon Johnson 



Esq" Aldermen of the City of New York 



John Moore y and justices of the Peace for the City and 



Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Vol. v.— 3 



J 



County of New York 



34 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Henry Bogart 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuel! Lawrence 
Philip Minthorne 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoffe 
Robert Benson 
William Jamison Esq*" 



^ 



>. Assistants of the City of New York 



J 



Richard Nichols Esq'' 
Cornelius Depeyster 
[28] Henry Lawrence 



high Sheriff of the City and County of New 

York 
Coroner of the City and County of New York 
Chamberlain (Sick) 
High Constable 

Constables Sworn (to witt) 

( Richard Annely John Myer Dep^y : 

|judah Mears Jacob Slover Dep^^ 

William Whitefield 

James Ruffhead 

William Popplesdorff : Gabriel. Sprung Dep^ 

Frederick Fine 

Nicholas Defreest 

Adam Dobbs James Kennedy Dep^ 

Henry Defreest 

Isaac Levy Tho? Wenman Dep*^ 

Montgomerie \ Patrick Smith Anthony Ham Depty 

Benjamin Taylor 

Egbert Somerndyck 

Teunis Somerndyck 



East Ward 



West Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward 



Dock Ward 



Ward 
Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 



Jacob Dyckman 



Assessors Sworn (to Witt) 
( John Van Der Speigle 
^ Jacob Abrahamse 

Tobias Stoutenburgh 

William Lealin 

John Stoutenburgh 

John Van Aemam 

Isaac Van Dam 

Brandt Schuyler 

D k W d P^*^" Smith 

I Theodorus Van Wyck 



East Ward 



West Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



35 



Montgomerie ( Benjamin Peck 



Ward 


)Rem Remson 


Bowry 


V Lawrence Garner 


Division 


]John Home 


Harlem 


(Jacob Dyckman 


Division 


/Abraham Myer 




V 

James Mills Deputy Sheriflfe 



The Deputy Clerk of this board brought in the Draught of a bill 
for a Night Watch Which was Read: and thereupon this board 
Request Alderman Roome And Alderman Moore to Carry the Said 
Bill in the Generall Assembly 

Ordered the Sheriffs bond be Delivered into the Custody: of the 
Chamberlaine of this City 

Ordered the Mavor : Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 862 to pay to Anthony Ham Doorkeeper and Messenger to the 

Common Council of this Citv, or Order the Sum of Two 

pounds : Ten Shillings : Current Money of this Colony in full for one 

Quarter of a Years Sallary due and ending this day 



City of ) 
New York^ ^^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
House of Charles Lushare in the said City 
on Wensday the 2i*t day of October 1741 



Present John Cruger Esq"^ Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Abraham De peyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoffe 
Robert Benson 



^ 



>-Esq'^[®] Aldermen 



< 



>- Assistants 



[29] Alderman Johnson produced to this board the Draught of a Bill 
to Restrain Disorderly and Unlawfull Gaming: And the Deputy 
Qerke of this board produced the Draught of a Bill for mending and 
keeping in Repair: the Publick Wells and Pumps in this City: and 



36 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Another for mending and keeping in Repair the Post Road from New 
York to Kings bridge all Which Were Read and thereupon this Board 
Request Alderman Roome and Alderman Moore to Carry the said Bills 
in the Generall Assembly 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 863 to pay to John Myer or Order the Sum of Forty Shillings 

Current money of this Colony in full of his Acd for Visiting 

the Transport Vessells from Jamaica : with a Doctor : and the hire of a 

perriager : and persons to Row them on board : Which is Allowed 

Ordered Alderman Roome: Alderman Moore: Alderman Pintard 
M'' Depeyster M*" Lawrence and M^ Brinckerhoffe who together with 
the Alderman and Assistant of Montgomerie Ward, or any five of 
them be a Committee to Inspect the Street from the House of John 
Daly, to the house of Abraham Palding: and Also to the House of 
James De[s]brosses and Consider how the Same is to Levelled & Laid 
Out; and make their Report With all Convenient Expedition 



City of ) qq ^'^'^ ^ Common Council held at the City 

New York V hall of the said City on Wensday the fourth 

day of November 1741. 



Present John Cruger ESq^ Mayor. 



^ 



>-Esq^ Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutcnburgh 
Henry Bogert 
Robert Benson 
Abraham Depeyster 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor : Recorder Aldermen & Assistants of 
the Citv of New York Convened in ComoIT Council : And it is herebv 
Ordained by the Authority of the same ; That all the Laws : Orders : and 
Ordinances of this Corporation which On the fourth day of November 
Last past were made: Ordained Renewed. Estabilished and published: 
be and bv the Authoritv Aforesaid are herebv Made: Ordained Re- 
newed: Estabilished and Published and Order *d to be: Continued & 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 37 

Remain in full force and Virtue for one year from and After the Date 
hereof Vizt. 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this 
Corporation 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the better preventing of fire 
[30] A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of Bear and Syder By Retail 

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

A Law for Regulating Negros and Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Restrain [in] g: Slaves: Negroes and Indians from Gaming 
with Money or for Moneys 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

A Law for punishing of Slaves who shall Ride Disorderly through 
the Streets 

A Law Giving a Reward: to any person or persons who Shall 
Apprehend any Negro: Molatto or Indian Slave: Offending Against 
any of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this province 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Cartmen 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Packers : Guagers and Cullers 

A Law Relating to ffreemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vcssells : in the Docks & Slips 
of this City 

A Law for preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer in the Dock 
of this City 

Regulations for paying Dock money 

A Law prohibiting the burning of Lime on the Commons : 

A Law for Regulating and Estabilishing fFees for Inviters to 
ffuneralls 

A Law for Cleansing the Streets: Lanes: and Alleys: of the said 
City 

A Law for paving the Streets : Lanes and Allies : Within the City 
of New York 

A Law Against firing Guns in the Streets : 

A Law Against Killing Neat Cattle : any where but at the Slaughter 
houses : 

A Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars. 



38 MINUTES OF THE COMxMON COUNCIL 

A Law to prohibit Digging holes: or Cutting Sodds on the 
Commons 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law prohibiting Slaughter houses in the Out ward 

A Law Estabilishing flfees for the Slaughter houses 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law prohibiting y^ Cutting Timber, on the Comons by Brick 
Makers or Charcoal Burners 

A Law for Regulating of ffences : 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain: or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 

A Law for the better Securing the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gunpowder 

A Law Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay : 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks: & Saplings on the 
Commons 

A Law for preserving the fish in ffresh Water pond 

A Law for better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts 
in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what Uses the Seal of this Corporation: the 
Seal of the Mayors Court: and the Seal of the Mayoralty Shall be 
put unto 

A Law Appointing Convenient places ; for Unloading of Hay : for 
Estabilishing the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses: & Bundles: and for 
the Ease of Ancient and Disabled Carmen 

A Law for Repealing a Clause in a Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relating to the Assize: of Cask: for pork: Beef and ffish 
[31] A Law to prohibit: the Exportation of Beef and pork; Untill the 
same is Repacked And Branded : by the Sworn Packers 

A Law for Regulating and Declaring the Duty of Firemen in the 
City of New York 

A Law to prohibit Negros: And Other Slaves Vending Indian 
Com: Peaches or any Other ffruit within this City 

Orderd [the] Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 864. to pay to Alderman Banckcr Or Order the Sum of Eight 
pounds Nineteen Shillings and two pence half penny Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony being for so much by him Expended in 
Cleaning and Repairing the City hall and providing fire wood for the 
Watch as Appears by his Acct 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



39 



Orderd that Alderman Roome: Alderman Bancker: Alderman 
Moore: M^ Lawrence and M^ Brinckerhoff : or any three of them be a 
Committee: to Auditt the Treasurers books And Ace*? and all Other 
Publick Ace*? of this Corporation: and make their Report On the 
Auditt of the Treasurers books: and Acc*5 with all Convenient Ex- 
pedition 

Pursuant to a Law of this Corporation Entitlued A Law for the 
better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts : of the City of 
New York Orderd that Alderman Roome Alderman Johnson : Alder- 
man Bancker: Alderman Pintard: Alderman Marshall M*" Depcyster 
M** Lawrence and M^ Benson : or any five of them be a Committee of 
this Court, who are hereby Authorized : and Empowered : to Enlarge : 
Alter : Repair and Support from time to time with Necessary Repara- 
tions : and Amendments : all and Every the Markett houses : Mentioned 
in the said Law : and to give : Orders and Directions for the Enlarging 
and Repairing the Same from time to time (at the Expence of this 
Corporation) as they shall find Needfull and Necessary 

Orderd that ^I^ Recorder : Alderman Stuyvesant, Alderman Moore : 
Alderman Pintard Alderman Marshall: M^ Depeyster: M^ Brincker- 
hoflF : and M^ Benson : or any five of them be a Committee : to Inspect 
into the Laws of this Corporation: and See what are Necessary And 
What Not: And to make anv Addition or Alteration: to anv of them 
as They Shall Judge Needfull : and What further Law^s are Necessary : 
to be made for the better Good Rule and Government of this Corpora- 
tion: And that they make Report thereof to this Court: with all 
Convenient Speed : And it is further Orderd that all the Members of 
this Court : be admitted of the same Committee ; that think fit to Appear 
thereon 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 865 to pay : to James Mills : or Order the Sum of Nine pounds 
Current Money of this Colony; to Enable him to buy ten 
Cords of Oak Wood: and Fifty pounds of Candles: for the Use of the 
Night Watch : And Orderd that the said James Mills Cause a fire to be 
made: Every Night in the Watch house During the Cold Weather: 
and furnish the Watch Each Night : with a Sufficient Quantity of fire 
and Candle: And that he Render An Account upon Oath to this 
Board: when he shall be thereto Required: of the Moneys he Shall 
Expend in Providing the same. 

The Committee Appointed the 21'* day of October Last: to Inspect 
the Streets from the house of John Daly: to the house of Abraham 



40 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Palding and Also to the house of James Debrosses And Consider how 

the Same is to be Levelled and Laid Out: Made their Report in the 

Words following Viz! City of New York, ss: Wee the Committee 

Appointed by an Order of the Common Councill of the 2i»t day of 

October 1741 to Inspect the Streets from the house of John Daly: to 

the house of Abraham Palding: And Also to the house of James 

De[s]brosses: Do Report that We have Inspected the said Streets; and 

are thereupon of Opinion : That from high Water Mark in the Middle 

of Roosevelts Slip to the Middle of the Main street. Shall be a Riseing 

of fourteen feet: And from thence there Shall be upon Every [32] 

Ten feet: a Riseing of four Inches: and a Quarter: till it Meets to 

M^ Louriers Tree : and from the Middle of the Slip in the Main Street : 

to the Red house of M^ Wendle: Shall be a Riseing of two Inches 

and a half upon Every Ten feet: And by M^ Simon's; to be fill'd up 

one foot three Inches: and then Allowing four Inches to Every ten 

feet: to Mr Bensons Gate: All Which is to be Submitted: to this 

board: this 4*^ Day of November 1741 .,..„ _ 

Will : Roome 

John Moore 

John Marshall 

Sam^ Lawrence 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

A : D : Peyster 

Which Report was Read and Approved: and Orderd that the 
Streets be Dug and levelled Pursuant to the said Report: And that the 
Alderman and Assistant of Montgomerie ward; See that the same be 
Compleatcd : and the Streets paved with all Convenient Expedition 

M'' Alderman Johnson Moved : that an Order of this Board : might 
be Made for Advertizing the letting the Publick Marketts: to Farm 
on Saturday Afternoon next: On Which Motion Mf Mayor Desired 
his protest: to be Enterd Against any Order: to be made: Which 
Should take away any Right: belonging to him as Clerke of the 
Markett; After Which It was Orderd that the Clerke of this board 
Cause Advertizemcnts to be publickly Aflixcd up for letting to farm the 
Publick Marketts: at the House of William English; at three A 
Clock on Saturday Afternoon; for one Year Commencing the fourth 
day of this Instant November; And that this Court: or So many as 
make a Common Council do Lett the Same upon Such Conditions As 
they Shall judge proper 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 41 

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

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

7^^ day of Nov^ 1741 

Present Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Robert Benson 
Abraham Depeyster 



>.Esq*? Aldermen 






j^ Assistants 



The following Law was Read: and Approved: And After the 
Ringing of three Bells : and Proclamation made for Silence was Pub- 
lished: Yiz\ (M** Recorder's Dissent being first Enter'd: thereto: for 
the Reason that i'ts Constituting an Officer in the Roome of the Clerke 
of the Markett: Which he thinks they had no power to Do[)]. 

A Law for the further Regulating the Publick Marketts: 

WITHIN the City of New York 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor: Recorder Aldermen and [33] 
Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Common Council 
And It is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same: That all 
and Every the Butchers and Others: Resorting and Comcing to any 
of the Publick Marketts : Aforesaid Shall pay or Cause to be paid for 
their Stalls: Standings: Boards: She[I]ter: and Other Like things Nec- 
essary for their Standings in any of the Markett places: within this 
City and Cleansing and keeping Clean the Same, And Otherwise for 
Defraying the Incident Charges: of Repairing and Maintain^ the 
same Marketts: and Rewarding the Care and Attendance of the 
ffarmer; of the said Marketts: or Such other person or persons as the 
Common Council Shall for that purpose Appoint ; the Rates and Sums 
of Money following (to witt) for all Cattle Killed for the Markett for 
Each head One Shilling; For Every hogg: or Shoat brought into or 
Cut out for Sale in any of the Markett houses three pence And for 
Every Sheep. Gilf or Lamb two pence 



42 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

And the Farmer of the said Marketts: or Such Other person or 
persons: as the Common Council for the time being Shall thereunto 
Appoint is and are hereby Authorized And Impovvered to have, take 
Demand and Receive from the Butchers: Resorting and Comeing to 
any of the said Marketts; the Rates and Sums of Money Aforesaid 
And if any Butcher or Butchers: Shall Neglect: Deny: Refuse or De- 
lay to pay the Severall Sums of Money Aforesaid : When thereunto Re- 
quired : as Aforesaid : Such Butcher or Butchers Shall forfeit and pay 
Double the Sum So by him her or them Refused : or Delayed to pay 
with Costs of prosecution To be Recovered before the Mayor. Or 
Recorder: or any one of the Aldermen of this City 

And be it further Ordained: by the Authority Aforesaid that 
from and After the Publication of this Law it Shall and may be Law- 
full to and for the Country people to Sell or Expose to Sale: in the 
Meal markett and Broad way Markett of this City Beef : pork : Veal : 
Mutton: & Lamb by the Joint or by pieces or Cut up the same in 
pound or pounds pieces: or in Great or Small Quantities: or parcells 
as they shall See Convenient: first paying the ffees or Rates: to the 
flFarmer of the Marketts: Or Such Other person or persons: as by 
the Common Council Shall be thereunto Appointed: in the Same 
Manner: Quantity and proportion that the Butchers are to do 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that the 
Markett house at the Lowxr End of Wall Street: Commonly Called 
the Meal Markett ; and the Markett house in the Broad way ; Commonly 
Called the Broad way Markett ; are hereby Appointed and Declared to 
be the publick Meal Marketts where all persons whatsoever may Sell 
Utter or put Out to Shew or Sale any manner of Meal : Wheat Rye : 
Barley : Oats : Indian Corn : Buck Wheat : or anv other Sorts of Meal : 
Com and Grain: brought to markett And that no person or persons 
whatsoever: from and After the Publication of this Law Shall: Sell: 
Utter: or put to Shew or Sale any meal: Wheat: Rye: Barley Oats 
Indian Corn : Buck Wheat or any other Sorts of Meal : Corn and Grain : 
at any Other Publick Markett place : within this City : than at the two 
Markett houses Abovesaid upon pain that Every Such Offender Shall 
for Every Such Offence forfeit Six Shillings 

Order'd the Gierke of this Board: Cause Advertizements to be 
printed in both the Publick News papers : that the Country people have 
Liberty to Cut up their Meat in the Marketts : According to the Afore- 
going Law 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 43 

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

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

first day of December Anno Domini 1741 

Present Daniel Horsmanden Esq'' Recorder 



Gerrardus Stu>^esant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Samuell Lawrence 



^ 



^Esq*^ Aldermen 






j^ Assistants 



J 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treasurer 
N? 866 to pay to Richd Nicholls D : Clerke of this City or Order the 
sum of Forty pounds Eleven Shillings and Seven pence 
Current Money of this Colony in full for one years Sallary : to the 14*** 
day of October Last for Pen: Ink: and paper for the same time and 
Other Services: as Appears by his Acct which is this day Allowed in 
Common Council 

Ordered that Isaac Van Hook Cordwainer : Abraham Alstyne Jun'' 
Bricklayer & Albertus Tiebout Carpenter : of the W^est Ward : Johannes 
Alstyne Blacksmith & John Van Zandt Blockmaker : of the East Ward : 
Samuell Bell Blacksmith : & John Myer Gunsmith of the South Ward : 
Peter Hendrickse Carpenter : Ahasuerus Turk Cordwainer & Johannes 
Powlse Carman of the North Ward : John Apple Carpenter And Ben- 
jamin Moore Sailmaker: of the Dock W^ard: John Daly Ship Car- 
penter and Peter Vlierboom Cordwainer of Montgomerie ward: be 
and are hereby Nominated and Appointed Firemen of this City of 
New York 

Pursuant to the Direction of and Authoritv Given bv An Act of 
General [Assembly] of this Colony made and passed this fifteenth Year 
of his Majesties Reign Entituled An Act for the More Equall and Or- 
derly keeping a Sufficient Night Watch : in the City of New York : and 
to Enable the Corporation of the said City to Raise the Sum of Five 
hundred and Seventy four pounds Twelve Shillings to Defray the 



46 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

same be Engrossed : and that the Dep^y Gierke of this Court do Accord- 
ingly Affix the Common Seal of this Corporation : to the said Grant : 
and Sign the same by Order of this Court : the Said Lessee Executing 
his part 



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

New York V City hall of the said City on Saturday the 

6^!? day of March Anno Dom 1741/2 

Present Gerrardus Stuy vesant Esq^ D : Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 



William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Abraham De Pevster 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Sam^! Lawrence 
Robert Benson 



^ 



>-Esq*? Aldermen 






>- Assistants: 



Orderd that the sum of Five hundred and Seventy four pounds 
Twelve Shillings, together with Nine pence in the pound for the Col- 
lectors And Six pence in the pound for the City treasurer : be forthwith 
Raised within this City Pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Gen- 
erall Assembly : of this Colony : made this present fifteenth Year of his 
Majesties Reign : Entituled An Act for the More Equall and Orderly : 
Keeping a Sufficient Night Watch : in the City of New york : and to 
Enable the Corporation of the said City to Raise the Sum of Five 
hundred and Seventy four pounds: Twelve Shillings: to Defray the 
Charge thereof: and for other the purposes therein Mentioned and 
that the Mayor forthwith Issue his Warrants for the Assessing and 
Collecting the same Pursuant to the Directions of the said Act 

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

N? 869 urer to pay to William Roome Esq'' or Order the Sum 

Warr^i Issued of Six pounds : Seven Shillings and Ten pence Current 

money of this Colony : in full Ballance of his Ace", for 
Glasiers and Painters Work : done to the Citv hall : and Poor house : 
as Appears by his Ace". Which is Audited and Allowed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 47 

Orderd the Assize of Bread: be till further Order as follovveth 
Vizi 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to Weigh o*^ 9°' for a penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to Weigh. i : 2)4 for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to Weigh .2:6: for four pence 
A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest bran^ 

only taken out & not otherwise to > 2 : 14 . for four pence 

Weigh J 

And Order'd that no other bread : be made for Sale within this 
City; (hard Biskett only Excepted): than According to: the Above 
Assize: And all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take 
Notice thereof : and niake their Bread Accordingly 

Order'd the Committee : Appointed the 3? day of September : Last 
to Examine into the Allegations of the Petition of M'' Peter Rutgers 
be Revived 

Ordered that the Dock and Slips of this City be Let to farm to 
Bartholomew Skaats : of this City Goldsmith : for the Ensueing Year : 
on the Same terms And Conditions : as it was Let the Last year : And 
that the Clerke of this Board prepare Leases Accordingly: and that 
he Affix the Seal of this Corporation: to the Counter part thereof: 
upon his Giving Security for performance of Covenants 

[37] The Committee Appointed, the third day of September Last: and 
Revived this day to Examine into the Allegations of the Petition of 
M^ Peter Rutgers: for a Grant of Two hundred foot of the Water 
and Soil under the Water to be made Land : fronting his Lott of 
Ground: in the West Ward of this City: fronting the North River: 
Containing in breadth Twenty four ffeet: have made their Report in 
the Words following Vizt: We the Committee Appointed by Order of 
Common Council of y* 3^ of September Last and Revived this day to 
Examine into the Petition of Cap* Peter Rutgers : praying for a Water 
Lott to be Granted him : into the North River Do Reporte. That We 
have Viewed the Place he Petitions for: and found the Upland or 
Lott of Ground: before: Which he prays for the Soil Under Water: 
to be Granted to him was formerly Mortgaged to M^ David : Abeel : 
but that An Accomodation being Agreed on between the said Abeel : 
and the said Rutgers : We are of Opinion the said Water : Lott being 
in breadth Twenty four foot: be Granted the said Peter Rutgers: he 



48 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

paying to this Corporation the yearly Rent of four pence ^ foot for 
Every foot : in breadth along the River : and that he Leave a Street of 
Forty foot Wide: between the Land Mortgaged to Abeel: And the 
said Water Lott now Applied for: and also a Street of forty foot 
broad : on the Extent of Said Water Lott : to be Granted him When he 
Wharf es out: to the full two hundred foot: And that there be a 
Condition in said Grant : to Oblige the said Peter Rutgers : from time 
to time : When any three or more others : that Already have : or here- 
after may take Grants: for Water Lotts Adjoining him: do Agree 
to carry out their Wharffs: beyond What they already are: the said 
Peter Rutgers Shall join with them: and at all times Leave a Street 
at Least 20 foot Wide: Clear of Any Incumbrances or Obstruction, 
but When he Goes out to the Extent of 200 foot: then to Leave a 
Street of 40 foot as before is Mentioned; all Which is Nevertheless 

Submitted to this board by : 

William Roome 

Dated in New york March: 6: 1741/2. John Moore 

John Pintard 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Which Report was Read and Approved by this Court And Order'd 
that this Corporation Do Grant: the Said Water Lott Mentioned in 
the said Petition to the Said Peter Rutgers his heirs and Assigns for 
Ever on the Annuall Rent of Eight Shillings ^ Annum : and On the 
Covenants and Condition in the said Report Mentioned: Under the 
Seal of this Corporation: and that the Gierke of this board prepare 
a Draft of Such Grant Accordingly 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 870 treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham or Order Mes- 

Warr? Issued : senger and Door keeper to the Common Council of 

this City the Sum of Five pounds Current Money 
of this Colony: in full for half a Years Sallary Which will be due 
and Ending the fourteenth day of aprill next 

Orderd that the Indentures of Mary Burton be Delivered 
No: 871 : up to her: and that She be Discharged from the Remainder 
of her Servitude : And Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the treasurer to pay to the said Mary Burton or Order the Sum of 
Three pounds Current money of this Colony: in Order to buy her 
Necessary Cloathing 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 49 

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

New yorkj City hall of the said City on Monday the 

22<* March i74i[-2] 

Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D : Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Philip Minthorne 

Abraham De Peyster 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Sam^ Lawrence 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq^ Aldermen 



< 



>- Assistants 



[38] Order'd William Gilbert Jun^ be Appointed one of the Publick 
Measurers of this City : 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 872 to pay to John Myer or Order the Sum of Nine pounds: 

Eleven shillings Current Money of this Colony : in full of his 

Account: for Iron Work done for this Corporation as Appears by his 

Account Which is allowed by Common Council 

The Draught of a Grant of a Water Lott: two hundred feet into 
hudsons River: from Low Water Mark: behind the Lott of Peter 
Rutgers was Read and Approved: and Order'd the Same be En- 
grossed: and that the Dep^ Gierke of this Court: do Accordingly 
Affix the Common Seal: of this Corporation to the said Grant: and 
Sign the Same by Order of this Court 

Order'd That the Alderman and Common Council man of Mont- 
gomerie Ward View the Lott at Gallows Hill : Where Richard Green 
is Going to Build: and if they find the Ground: on Which he is Going 
to Build: to belong to this Corporation: that they forwarn the said 
Richard Green not to Build there. 
Vol. V.-4 



50 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The following Law was this day : made & Pubhshed 

A Law to Restrain Negros: from Going to fetch Water on a 

Sunday other than to the Next Well : or pump to their 

PLACE OF Abode: and Riding horses thro: the 

Streets : or out of Town : on a Sunday. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor: aldermen and Commonalty of the 
City of New york : Convened in Common Council And by the Authority 
of the same : That no Negro Molatto or Indian Slave : within this City 
after the Publication hereof : Shall on any Lords Day or Sunday Pre- 
sume to fetch any water : other than from the Next well or pump : to 
the place of their Abode or Shall Presume to Ride any Horse: thro 
any of the Streets : of this City : or on the Common : Every Slave So 
offending Shall be Whipt at the Publick Whipping Post: at the Dis- 
cretion of any one justice of the Peace: Not Exceeding forty Lashes: 
Unless the Master: Mistress: or Owner: of Such Slave So offending: 
pay the sum of Three Shillings : for the Use of the Person Informing 
to Excuse the Same. 

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

New yorkj City hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

6**» of Aprill 1742 

Present John Cruger Esqf Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq' Recorder. 

Simon Johnson ^ 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Abra: Depeyster ^ 

Isaac: Stoutenburgh 

Samuell Lawrence 

Robert Benson 

George Brinckerhoff 

[39] Order'd that John Tenbrook be forthwith Sent to Bedlows 
Island : there to Remain till further Qrder. to take Care that no person 
Whatsoever: (Except by Order from the Mayor) go into the House 
or Houses. Where any person has the Small Pox : or Come from any 
Such House to this City: and this board will Reward him the Said 
John Tenbrook : for his trouble therein 



>.Esq'? Aldermen 



J 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



51 



Ordered that James Mills furnish the Military Watch with Neces- 
sary fire : and Candle at the New Battery 



City of I gg 
New York J 



An a Common Council held at the 
City hall of the said City on Munday the 
12^ Aprill 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Abraham De peyster 
Henry Bogert 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Samuell Lawrence 
Philip Minthorne 
Robert Benson 
George BrinckerhoflF 



^ 



>.Esq*'» Aldermen 



< 



>- Assistants 



J 



Order'd that James Mills Employ proper persons: to take Down 
the Shelves: and Clean the Common Council Roome: and have the 
Same New Plaister'd Where Wanting 



City of ) gg 
New yorkV 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City hall of the said City on Wensday the 
5*^ May 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Robert Benson 
Philip Minthorne 
Isaac: Stoutenburgh 



^ 



>-Esq^^ Aldermen 



^ 

^ 



>^ Assistants 



52 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Order'd the Assize of Bread: be till further Order as followeth 



Viz' 



9**^ for a penny 
3 for two pence 
for four pence 



8 



o for four pence 



A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh, .o** 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . .i : 
A White Loaf of the finest flower to Weigh. 2 
A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest bran only) 
taken out to Weigh f 

And Ordered that No other bread be made : for Sale Within this 
City: (hard Biskett only Excepted) than According to the Above 
Assize: and all Bakers within this City: are hereby Required to take 
Notice thereof and make their Bread Accordingly 

[40] Orderd Alderman Johnson: Alderman Moore: Alderman Pin- 
tard M^ Lawrence : M^ BrinckerhoflF : & M^ De peyster : or any four of 
them be A Committee: (taking the Surveyor to their assistance) to 
Lay out the Severall Water Lotts: from Clocks Corner: to Coenties 
Corner: and to Enquire into the Pretentions or Request of M"^ Abra- 
ham Huisman for a Grant of Eighteen Inches: more than is already 
Granted him : and to make their Report to the next Common Council : 



City of I gg 
New York ( 



Att a Common Council held at the 
riiy ball of the said City on Saturday the 
8*^ of May 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq' Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Banckcr 
Abraham Deoevster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George BrinckerhoflF 



Esq'? Aldermen 



Assistants 



M^ Mayor Acquainted this Board: that Yesterday Mary Burton 
applyed : to him in the presence of two Witnesses : who were with her 
for the payment of One hundred pounds to her: as being the person 
that made the first Discovery: of the persons formerly Concernd in 
Setting fire to Some houses: To Which Sum She Pretended to be 
Entitled: by Virtue of the Request of this board: to the Lieut Gov- 
cmour & his Proclamation of the 17'^ of Aprill: 1741 : Whereupon It 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



53 



IS Orderd That if any person will Appear: before this Board and 
Make it Appear: to the Satisfaction thereof: That Such person is 
Entituled to Either of the Rewards: Mentioned in the said Request: 
and Proclamation: That they will thereupon Order a Warrant to 
Issue to the treasurer of this Corporation: for the payment of Such 
of the said Rewards : as Such person Shall Appear to be Entitled unto 

Orderd that Benjamin Quackenbos: Jun^ be Appointed a Watch- 
man in the Room of Johannes Vredenburgh: Who has Neglected his 
Duty : and Peter Lambertse : Jun^ in the Roome of Johannes Powelse 
he having Resigned : and Garret Hyer in the Room of John Man who 
has also Resigned 



City of ) gg 
New York ^ 



1 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
i5*h day of June Anno Doin 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Samuell Lawrence 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



^ 



>► Esq*? Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



N? 873. 
Warrl Issued 



[41] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
treasurer to pay to John Tenbrook or Order the Sum 
of Ten pounds, fifteen Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full of his Account for his Attendance on 

Bedlows Island in looking after the persons: there in the Small pox 

which is Allowed in Common Council. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*^ 874 treasurer to pay to John King Mason or Order the 

Warrt Issued Sum of Seventeen Shillings and Six pence Current 

Money of this Colony: in full of his Account for 
Work done: and Materialls found in Repairing the City hall Which 
is Allowed in Common Council 



54 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 875 treasurer to pay: James Mills Keeper of the Goal of 

Warr* Issued this City or Order the Sum of Twenty Eight pounds 

five Shillings & Eleven pence half penny: Currt 
Money of this Collony in full of his Account for furnishing fire and 
Candles: for the Watch and for his trouble in providing the Same: 
for Emptying the Ordure tubs : & Victualling Criminalls : to this day 
as Appears by his Account which is allowed in Common Council : And 
that he also pay to the Said James Mills : or Order the further Sum of 
ffifteen pounds Current Money of this Colony in Order to buy fire 
Wood and Candles for the Watch for the Next Winter And Order'd 
that for the future he be Allowed three pounds p^ Annum : for Emp- 
tying the Ordure tubs 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrt to the treas- 

N? 876 urer to pay to Harmanus Schuyler: Jacobus Stout- 

Warr^ Issued enburgh: & Robert Provoost Overseers of the Watch 

of this City the Sum of Two hundred and twenty four 
pounds three Shillings and Six pence Current Money of this Colony 
that is to say. Seventy four pounds: fourteen Shillings and Six pence 
to Each of them (out of the Money Raised by Virtue of An Act of 
Generall Assembly of this Colony Entituled An Act for the More 
Equall and Orderly keeping a Sufficient Night Watch of the City of 
New york and to Enable the Corporation of the said City to Raise 
the Sum of Five hundred and Seventy four pounds. Twelve Shillings 
to Defray the Charge thereof: and for other purposes therein 
Mentioned) in Order for them to pay the Severall Watchmen of this 
City from the first day of December: to the first day of this Instant 
June Inclusive 

Order'd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 877 treasurer to pay to Bartholomew Crannell or Order 

Warr^ Issued late Overseer of the Watch: the Sum of ffifteen 

pounds: five Shillings and Ten pence half penny: 
Current Money of this Colony: in full of his Acct in furnishing fire 
and Candles: for the Watch: from the first of May 1741 : to the fourth 
of November following as Appears by his Accl which is Allowed in 
Common Council 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ 878. treasurer to pay to Capt Jasper ff armer : or Order the 

WarH Issued Sum of Twenty four pounds: Current Money of this 

Colony: in full for the freight of the two New fire 
Engines from London to this port. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



55 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 879 treasurer to pay to Jacobus Turk: of this City or 

W^arr^ Issued Order the Sum of Sixteen pounds fourteen Shillings 

and three pence Current Money of this Colony in full 
of his Ace*, for taking Care of and Repairing the fire Eng^es : of this 
City to the Twenty Eighth of May Last And Ordered that the said 
Jacobus Turck be Allowed Sixteen pounds p^ Annum for his Care 
of the four Engines: from that time 

[42] Ordered that Alderman Johnson : Alderman Bancker : M'' Law- 
rence and M*" Stoutenburgh or any three of them be a Committee to 
Agree with proper work men for hanging the New bell and for New 
hanging the old Bell : if they think it Necessary : and also for Erecting 
a proper place for the Keeping of the fire Engines 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** 880 Treasurer to pay to Alexander Lamb or Order the 

Warrt Issued Sum of ffour pounds Current Money of this Colony 

in full of his Sallary as Library Keeper to this Cor- 
poration due and Ending the first day of November last 



Cit}' of ) qc ^'^ ^ Common Council held at the 

New York V City hall of the said City on Wensday the 

23^ Day of June Anno Doln 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq*" Mayor 



^ 



>-Esq'l Aldermen 



^ 



^Assistants 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John: Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Philip Minthorne 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 

Ordered that alderman Stuyvesant Alderman Roome Alderman 
Bancker: Alderman Marshall M^ Depeyster M<* Bogert: M'" Min- 
thorne: M^ Stoutenburgh & M'" Brinckerhoff or any five of them be a 
Committee (taking a Surveyor to their Assistance) to Survey and 
Lay out the Water Lott formerly Granted by this Corporation to John 
Moore: Esq' in the South Ward and that they Make their Report 
with all Convenient Expedition 



^ 



56 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New yorkV hall of the said City on Fryday the i6*l? 

day of July Anno Dom 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq'" Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Henry Bogert 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Robert Benson 



•^ 



>-Esq*l Aldermen 



J 



>- Assistants 



The Petition of John Thurman and others: for Leave to build A 
Markett house: in Thurmans Slip: and the Petition of Peter Mesier 
[43] And others for Leave to build A Markett house at Cortland ts 
Slip: and a Petition of Sundry Inhabitants: of the West and North 
Wards: praying that No other Markett house may be built: in the 
West ward than that already built: in the Broad way : were Read : & the 
two first Rejected 

Ordered that the Alderman and Common Council Man of the Out 
Ward View the place Desired by Joseph Palding for Digging of 
Clay and Burning Bricks on the Commons and if they find No In- 
convenience in letting the Same: that they lay out So Much Ground 
As they think proper: And Agree for Such term and Rent As they 
Shall think Convenient : And Make their Report to the Next Common 
Council 

Order'd that the Aldermen and Common Council Men of the 
South & Dock Wards have the Bridge and Common Sewer: in the 
Great Dock to the Southward of the Markett Amended & Repaired 
with all Necessary Reparations 

Ordered that Coll : Moore have Leave : to Repair the West pier of 
the Great Dock So that he Dos not Exceed the Sum of ffive pounds 
in Repairing the Same 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treas- 

N? 881 urer to pay to Anthony Ham or Order Messenger & 

Warr* Issued Door keeper to the Common Council of this City : the 

Sum of Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of 
this Colony in full of one Quarter of a Years Sallary which was Due 
and Ending the 14^ Instant 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



57 



Ordered that the Alderman and Common Council Man of Mont- 
gomerie ward taking the City Surveyor to their Assistance Direct the 
Laying out the Ground of Benjamin Peck Conformable to his Grant 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order: as followeth 
Vizt 

for a penny 
for two pence 
for four pence 



6 
14 



for four pence 



a White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh . . o 
a White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh. . . i : 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh . . 2 
A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest bran only^ 
taken out and not Otherwise to weigh ( 

Wheat being at five Shillings ^ Bushell And Ordered that No 
other bread be made for Sale within this City: (hard Biskett only 
Excepted) than According to the above Assize and all Bakers within 
this City: are hereby Required to take Notice thereof: and Make their 
bread Accordingly 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 882 treasurer to pay to Simon Johnson Esq^ or Order : the 

Warr* Issued Sum of Two pounds Twelve Shillings and Eleven 

pence Current Money of this Colony being for So 
Much Money by him paid tolsaac Swits for 40 White pine Inch Boards 
& 13 pitch pine ij4 Inch Boards as Appears by the Receipt 



[44] City of ^gg 
New york 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City hall of the said City: on Tuesday the 
20*** day of July Anno Uo!!T 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq*" Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Samuel! Lawrence 
George BrinckerhofF 
Abraham Dcpeystcr 



>► Esq*? Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



6o 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Order'd that John Bogert Jun^ Baker be Appointed one of the 
Firemen of the East Ward of this Citv in the Room of William 
Brown Cutler who has Declined 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson : Alderman Banker : M*^ Lawrence : 
and M' Stoutenburgh be Appointed a Committee to Inspect the Com- 
mon Goal of this City and Order the Necessary Repairs 

Ordered that the Alderman and Common Council Man: of the 
out Ward View the place Desired by Charles Dobbs for Digging of 
Qay: and Burning Bricks in the Commons and if they find No In- 
convenience in the Letting the Same that they Lay out So Much 
Ground As they think proper And Agree for Such Term and Rent 
as they Shall think Convenient : And Make Report to the next CoTTTon 
Council. 



[46] 



City of )gg 
New York' 



\ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
2^ Sep^'r 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq*^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 



'^ 



>.Esq" Aldermen 



< 



>. Assistants 



J 



M*" George Joseph Moore Deputy Secretary of this Province pro- 
duced to this board A Copy of an Order of the Court of Chancery 
of this Province of Yesterday Appointing him Guardian to Mary Burton 
Whereupon it is Order d by this Court that M' Mayor Issue his 
Warrant to the Treasurer of this City to pay unto the said Moore to 
and for the Use and Benefitt of the said Mary Burton the Sum of 
Eighty one pounds which (with the Sum of Nineteen pounds formerly 
paid by this Corporation for the freedom and Others Necessary to 
and for the Use and Benefitt of the said Mar>' Burton) Makes in the 
whole the Sum of One hundred pounds and is in full of the Reward 
offered by this board to any White person that Should Discover any 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



6i 



person or persons Concerned in Setting fire to any Dwelling house: 
Store house: or other Buildings within this City pursuant to An 
order of this Court: Made on the Eleventh day of Aprill 1741 

Upon Application Made by M*" John Chambers 
N° 884 Order'd that the Lease formerly Made by this Cor- 

Warr* Issued poration to Co!t° Philipse M' John Rosevelt and him- 
self : for the Land of the Bowling Green near the 
fort in this City be Renewed for Eleven years to Commence from the 
Expiration of tlie first Lease upon payment of Twenty Shillings ^ 
annum for the said Eleven years to Come. 



Cityof J3S 
New yorkj 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
29*** day of September (being the ffeast 
of S* Michael the Arch Angle) Anno DoTH 
1742 



Present 



John Cruger Esq' Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogart 
Samuell Lawrence 
Philip Minthorne 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George BrinckerhoflF 
Robert Benson 



Esq" Aldermen 



< 



>" Assistants 



J 



[47] Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Colrfonalty of this City of New york for the 
E[l]ecting this day One Alderman: One Assistant: two Assessors one 
Collector and two Constables in the Six Wards on the South Side 
of fresh Water: And One Alderman: One Assistant: fFour Assessors 



62 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



and two Collectors and four Constables for the Out Ward of the said 
City: to Serve in their Respective offices for the year Ensueing: The 
Respective Aldermen of Each Respective Ward Made Return this day 
in to the office of town Clerke Under their hands of the Severall persons 
Elected to Serve in the Severall offices aforesaid Viz^ 



East Ward 



West Ward ^ 



^ Simon Johnson Esq*^ 
Samuell Lawrence 
Jacob Abrahamse & 
Leonard Lispenard 
Bartholomew Schaats 
John Merrit & 

^John Lush 
William Roome Esq' 
Henry Bogard 
Tobias Stoutenburgh 
John Delamontanie 
John Waldron 
John Kingston & 

^Adam Vandenbergh 



Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 



1'^ 



Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

i Constables 



1 



North Ward ^ 



Christopher Bancker Esq*" Alderman 



Assistant 
> Assessors 

Collector 
i Constables 



S 



South Ward -< 



Dock Ward < 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 

John Stoutenburgh 

John Van Aernam 

George Witts 

James Whiley & 
^Abraham Van Der heul ( 
^Jolin Moore Esq*" Alderman 

Abraham Depeyster 

Brandt Schuyler 

Anthony Rutgers Jun' 

Cornelius Clopper Jun' 

A?.ron Gilbert 

Isaac Polock 

John Pintard Esq' 

(i(H-^:rrc Brinckerhoff 

Jolin Smitli 

Humphry Jones 

}nhn Tuder 

John Croker 
^ Henry Dcfrcest 



> 



Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 



Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



63 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



alderman 
assistant 



[48] 



i Assessors 
Collector 






I 



Constables 



Out Ward 



'^John Marshall Esq*" 
Robert Benson 
Benjamin Peck & 
Rem: Remson 
William DePeyster 
Robert Uovvne and 
Solomon Hayes 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Esqr 
Philip Minthorne 
John Minthorne 
Jacobus Kip 
Jelles Mendeville 
Fredrick Webber 

Cornelius Dyckman Son ^Constables 
of George Dyckman \ 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 



I 



> 



For Bowry 
Division 



J 



For Harlem 
Division 



Adolph Myer 

Jacob Myer 

Arent Bussen 

John Sickells 

Abraham Myer Jun'^ 
The Honourable George Clarke Esq'^ Lieutenant Governour of this 
Province of New york by and with the Advice and Consent of his 
Majesties Council: was pleased to Appoint the following officers for 
the City and County of New york for the year Ensueing (to witt) 
John Cruger Esq*" to be Mayor : Water Bailiff and Gierke of the Mar- 
kett: William Jamison Esq'^ to be high sherif and Richard Nicholls 
Esq' to be Coroner : of the said City & County for the year Ensueing 

The Mayor hath Appointed Thomas Holluck to be high Constable 
of this City for the year Ensueing 

Ordered the Alderman of the South Ward Do Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the said Ward in the Roome of Isaac Polock 
(he being Neither a ffreeman of this Corporation Nor a ffreeholder in 
the said Ward) And that the Election be on Monday next 

Ordered the Alderman of the North Ward Do Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the said Ward in the Room of Abraham Van 
der hule (he being Neither a ffreeman of this Corporation nor a ffree- 
holder in the said Ward and that the Election be on Saturday next 

Resolved (Nemine Contra Dicente) That Cornelius Depeyster 
Esqf the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City: be and is 
hereby Elected and Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Cor- 
poration for the year Ensueing 



64 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Order'd that Alderman Johnson : Alderman Bancker : & Alderman 
Marshall be a Committee to Inspect what Alterations and Amendments 
are Necessary to be made at the Poor house and to have the Same done 
Accordingly 

Orderd that Coll? Moore Give Directions to Jesse Deffreest to 
furnish the Military Watch with Necessary fire and Candles till further 
Orders 



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

New york\ City hall of the said City on Wensday the 

14^** Day of October Anno DofH 1742 






Esq" Aldermen 






Assistants 



Present John Cruger Esq*^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq' Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Marshall 

John Pintard 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De peyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthorne 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

This Day M*" Mayor Attended by M'^ Recorder : the Aldermen and 
Assistants: High Sheriff: town Gierke: (The Chamberlain being 
sick) Coroner high Constable: Constables and other officers of this 
Corporation between the hours of Ten and Eleven in the forenoon of 
the same day: went in their fFormalities from the City Hall to the house 
of the Honb^^ George Clarke Esq^ Lieutenant Govcrnour and Com- 
mander in Chief of this Province of New York and there waited on 
him, And then and there the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to 
be taken Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy : the Test 
and Abjuration Oath : in the presence and by the Order of his Honour: 
the Lieutenant Governour were Administred unto John Cruger Esq' 
as Mayor: Water Bailiff and Gierke of the Markett of this City of 
New York As also of one of his Majesties justices of the Peace for the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 65 

City and County of New York : And also the Usual Oaths of office of 
Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerke of the Markett : of the City of New 
york and Justice of the Peace : in the presence of all the Severall Mem- 
bers of this Court above Mentioned. And Thereupon M^ Mayor 
Acquainted his honour the Lieutenant Governour That pursuant to the 
Authority to him Granted: by his Majesties Royall Charter he had 
Appointed Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" one of the Aldermen of the 
said City to be Deputy Mayor of this City and Corporation if his 
Honour approved thereof : to which his honour was pleased to Answer : 
that the Choice was Agreeable to him And Approved thereof: That 
the said Gerrardus Stuyvesant Should be Deputy Mayor of this City 
of New york Accordingly : Whereupon the Mayor Attended as afore- 
said Returned to the City hall Where after the ringing of three bells: 
and proclamation Made for Silence: the Commission of the Mayor 
Water Bailiff and Clerke of the Markett : and the Commissions of the 
high Sheriff and Coroner were published: And then this Court Re- 
turned to the Common Council Chamber where the said John Cruger 
Esq' was placed in the Chair: And then According to the Directions 
of his Majesties Royall Charter: granted to this Corporation: the 
said John Cruger Esq*" the Mayor of this Corporation Administred 
the Oaths aforesaid appointed to be taken by Act of parliament Instead 
of the oaths of Allegiance And Supremacy the Test and abjuration 
Oath : And the Usuall Oaths : for the Due Execution of their Respective 
offices: unto the Respective Magistrates and officers following Vizt: 
[50] Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq'^ Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

iHenry Bogard 
ab Abraham De Peyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthome 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoffe 

Robert Benson 

William Jamison Esq'^ high Sherif of the City and County of 

New York 
Vol. V.-.5 



Esq*^ Aldermen of the City of New York 
>- and Justices of the Peace for the City 
And County of New York. 



>v 



>" Assistants of the City of New York 



66 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Richard Nicholls Esq* 



Cornelius Depeyster 
Thomas Hollock 



East Ward 
West Ward. 
North Ward 
South Ward. 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 
Ward. 

Bowry 
Division 

Harlem 
Division 



East Ward 
West Ward 
North Ward 
South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgo : 

Ward 
Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 



Coroner of the City and County of 

New York 
Chamberlain (Sick.) 
High Constable 

Constables Sworn (to witt) 

John Merret & Johannes Myer Dep*T 



John Lush 
John Kingston & 
Adam Van Derbergh : 
James Whiley & 
) Alexander Whiley 
J Aaron Gilbert & 
i Andrew Sloan 
Job 11 Croker & 
Henrv De ffreest 
not (Robert Bowne 
ab ) Solomon Haves 
ab ( Fredrick Webber & 
ab J Cornelius Dyckman 
ab ( Son of Geo : Dyckman 
(John Sickells and 
I Abraham Myer Jun*" 

ASSESSORS. Sworn, (to witt) 

Jacob Abrahamse & 

Leonard Lespenard 

Tobias Stoutenburgh & 

John De La montanye 
\ John Stoutenburgh & 

John Van Aernam 

Brandt Schuyler & 

Anthony Rutgers. Jun' 
ab\John Smith & 

Humphry Jones 

Benj* Peck & 

Rem: Remson 
ab (John Minthorne & 
ab /Jacobus Kip. 
ab j[adolph Myer & 
ab ) Jacob Myer 

James Mills Deputy Sheriff 



Jg NicoUs Dep^y 
James Kennedy Dep*T 
Abraham Blanck Dep^T 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 67 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson and Alderman Moore be a Com- 
mittee to wait on the Chief Justice & Desire his opinion whether any 
Law Exempts the people Called Quakers : from Serving as Constables 
in this City : 



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

New yorkj house of Richard Baker on Fryday the 22? 

day of October Anno DoTH 1742 



Present John Cruger Esq^^ Mayor: 
Gerrardus Stu)rvesant 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Abraham De peyster 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



-/ 



A Petition of this Board to the Generall Assembly Praying that 
the Negroes : Executed, for the Late Conspiracy : may be paid for out 
of the Revenue : was produced to this Board by the D : Clerke which 
was Read And Approved : off and order'd that the Dep : Clerke affix 
the Seal of this Corporation thereto and Sign the Same by Order of 
this Court and that he Desire Coll? Moore to present the Same to the 
Generall Assembly in the Name of this Corporation 

Alderman Johnson produced to this board: a Dt\ of an Act to 
Enable Justices of the Peace to Punish offenders in Forcible Entrys & 
Detainers And to Give Restitution of possession : to Owners of Lands, 
in the Colony of New york Which was Read and Approved and 
Ordered the Same be Delivered to Alderman Roome to be presented 
to the house 

The Petition of Francis Covenhoven & Samuell Bayard for a fferry 
over Hudsons River to Wehawk were Read and Order'd to be Re- 
ferred for further Consideration. 

The Mayor Withdrew and the Common Council Continued by the 
D. Mayor Ordered that the Qerke of this Board Cause Advertizements 



68 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

to be publickly affixed up: for Letting to farm the Sevcrall Stalls: 
Standings and places in the Publick Marketts at the house of the 
Widow English at Three a Clock in the afternoon on Wensday next 
for one year And that Alderman Johnson Alderman Bancker: M' 
Depeyster M*^ Benson: & M*^ Brinckerhoff or any three of them with 
as Many More of this Board as please to Attend be a Committee to Let 
the Same upon Such Conditions As they Shall judge proper 

Order'd that Alderman Roome : Alderman Moore : Alderman Mar- 
shall : M' De peyster M*^ Lawrence : M*" Brinckerhoff & M^ Benson or 
any five of them be a Committee to Reinspect. the Street from the house 
of John Daly to the house of Abraham Palding And also to the house 
of James De[s]brosses: and Consider whether it will be Necessary: to 
Make any Alteration to their former Report thereon : 



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

New yorkV City hall of the said City on Thursday the 

4^** day of November Anno DoITT 1742 



J 

"> 



Present Daniel Horsmanden Esq' Recorder 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutcnburgh 
Philip Minthorne 
Abraham De Peyster 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



>' Assistants 



J 



Order'd that Cap! Lawrence pay only one third part of the Storage 
of Such Gun powder : as he Lately put into the powder house & Trans- 
ported the Same Again 

Order'd tlie Common Sewer : at the Lower End of the Broad Street 
be forthwith Repaired at the Charge of this Corporation: And that 
Alderman Moore: Alderman Pintard: M*" Depeyster And M*" Brinck- 
erhoff be a Committee to have the Same Repaired assoon as Conven- 
iently may be 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



69 



Ordeb'd that Alderman Johnson: Aldennan Bancker. Alderman 
Marshall: M' Dcpcyster: M^ Lawrence: M' BrinckerhofF & M' Benson 
or any four of them be a Committee to Auditt tlie Treasurers books and 
Ace'? and all other PnWick Ace's of this Corporation: and Make their 
Report on the Auditt of the Treasurers books : & Acc^i with all Con- 
venient Expedition 

Ordf.r'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N" 885 treasurer: to pay to Anthony Ham Door keeper and 

Warr' Issued Messenger of tlie CoHTon Council or Order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 

Colony in full for one Quarter of a Years Sallary which was due & 

ending the 14'? day of October La^t 

Order'd that William Peak be Appointed one of the Publick Meas- 
urers : of this City 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treas- 

N" 886 urer to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh. or order the Sum 

Warr' Issued of Twenty two pounds : Eight Shillings and Ten pence 

Current Money of tliis Colony, in full of his Acct for 

Iron Work done for this Corporation 

[53] Be it Ohdaised by the Mayor: Recorder Aldermen and As- 
sistants of the City of New York Convened in Common Council : and it 
is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the Same: That all the Laws 
Orders: and Ordinances of this Corporation which on the fourth day 
of November Last past were made : Ordained : Renewed : Estabilished 
and Published: and Ordeb'd to be Continu^'rf & Remainfd in full force 
and Virtue for one year from an<l after the Dale hereof 

A L.\w for the observation of tlic Lords day Called Sunday 
A Law to Prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpo- 
ration 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 
A Law for the preventing of lire 
A Law for Marking of Bread 
A Law prohibiting tlic Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer A Cyder by Rctaile 
A Law Appointing a place for the more Convenient hirtt^ of 
Slaves 

A Law for Regulating N^roes & Slaves in the Night time 
A Law Restraining Slaves: Ncgros & Indians from Gaming w'^ 
Monev or for Monevs 



70 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

A Law for punishing of Slaves : who Shall Ride Disorderly through 
the Streets 

A Law Giving a Reward to any person or persons who Shall Ap- 
prehend any Negro: Mulatto or Indian Slave: offending against any 
of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this Province 

A Law for Regulating Carts & Carmen 

A Law for Regelating the office of Packers : Guagers & Cullers 

A Law Regulating to Making ffreemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells : in the Docks & Slips 
of this City 

A Law for preserving the Bridges : & CoHTon Sewer : in the Docks 
of this City 

Regulations for paying Dock Money 

A Law Prohibiting the Burning of Lime on the Commons 

A Law for Regulating and Estabilishing ffees for Inviters to 
flPuneralls 

A Law for Cleansing the Streets Lanes & allies of this City 

A Law for paving the Streets: Lanes & Allies within the City of 
New vork 

A Law Against firing Guns in the Streets 

A Law Against Killing Neat Cattle any where but at the Slaughter 
houses 

A Law Prohibiting hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to prohibit digging holes or Cutting Sods on the Conmons 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law prohibiting Slaughter houses in the out Ward 

A Law for Estabilishing flFees for the Slaughter houses 

A Law for Marking of Butter. 

A Law prohibiting Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brick 
Makers and Charcoal Burners 

A Law for Regulating ffences 

A Law for Regulating of Mid wives within the City of New york 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain, or Treasurer of 
the City of New york 

A Law for the better Securing the City of New york from the 
Danger of Gun powder 

A Law Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting hoopsticks & Saplings on y* 
Commons 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 71 

[54] A Law for preserving the flfish in ffresh Water pond 

A Law for better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts in 
the City of New york 

A Law Declaring to what Uses: the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayoralty & the Seal of the Mayors Court Shall be put 
unto 

A Law Appointing Convenient places for Unloading of Hay: for 
Estabilishing the Rates of Carting : hay : in Trusses And Bundles : and 
for the Ease of Ancient & Disabled Cartman 

A Law for Repealing a Clause in a Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relating to the Assize of Cask : for Pork. Beef and Fish : 

A Law to prohibit the Exportation of Beef: and Pork untill the 
Same is Repacked : & Branded by the Sworn Packers 

A Law for Regulating & Declaring the Duty of Firemen in the 
City of New york : 

A Law to Prohibitt Negros and other Slaves: Vending Indian 
Com: Peaches or any other ffruit within this City 

A Law Restraining Negro's from Going to fetch tea water: on 
a Sunday: other than to the Next Well or pump to the place of 
their Abode : and Riding horses : thro the Streets or out of Town on 
Sunday 

The following Law was Read : and Approved and after the ringing 
of three Bills: and Proclamation made for Silence was published (M*^ 
Recorders Dissent being first Entered thereto Vizt 

A Law for the ffurther Regulating the Publick Marketts 

WITHIN THE City of New York. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen & Assistants of 
the City of New york Convened in Common Courifcil And it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the Same: That all and Every the 
Butchers and others Resorting and Coming to any of the Publick 
Marketts aforesaid Shall pay or Cause to be paid for their Stalls: 
Standings : places : Boards : Shelter and other like things Necessary for 
their Standings in any of the Markett places within this City and 
Cleansing and keeping Clean the Same and otherwise for Defraying 
the Incident Charges of Repairing & Maintaining the Same Marketts 
and Rewarding the Care and Attendance of the Farmer of the said 
Marketts: or Such other person or persons as the Conmon Council 
Shall for that purpose Appoint: the Rates and Sums of Money fol- 
lowing, to witt : 



72 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

For all Cattle Killed and brought into any of the Publick Marketts 
for four Quarters One Shilling : and so in proportion for a Greater or 
Lesser Number or Quantity 

For Every hog or Shoat : brought to or Cut out for Sale : in any of 
the Markett houses three pence 

And for Every Calf, Sheep or Lamb two pence 

And the ffarmer of the said Marketts: or Such other person or 
persons as the Conmon Council for the time being Shall thereunto 
Appoint : is and are hereby Authorized and Impowered : to have take : 
Demand: and Receive from the Butchers, or those that buy to Sell 
again : Resorting and Coming to any of the said Marketts the Rates 
and Sums of Money aforesaid : in the Quantity & proportion aforesaid : 
and if any Butcher or Butchers: or others as aforesaid Shall Neglect: 
Deny: Refuse: or Delay to pay the Severall Sums of [55] Money 
aforesaid when thereunto Required as aforesaid: Such Butcher or 
Butchers or others Shall forfeit and pay Double the Sum So by him 
her or them Refused or Delayed to pay : with Costs of prosecution : To 
be Recovered before the Mavor : Recorder or anv one of the Aldermen 
of tliis Citv 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid that from 
and after the Publication of this Law it Shall and may be Lawfull to 
And for the Country People to Sell or Expose to Sale in all or any of 
the Publick Marketts of this Citv Beef : Pork : Veal. Mutton and Lamb 
by the Joint or in peices or Cut up the Same in Great or Small Quan- 
titys or Parcells as they Shall See Convenient : first paying the flFees or 
Rates aforesaid to the ffarmer of the Marketts : or Such other person 
or persons as by the Common Council Shall be thereunto Appointed: 
in the Same Manner & Quantity And Proportion that the Butchers & 
others as aforesaid are to do 

Provided Nevertheless: And be it further Ordained by the 
Authority aforesaid that all Country people Resorting and Coming to 
any of the Publick Marketts of this City : Shall and may Sell or Expose 
to Sell any Beef : Veal : Mutton : Pork or Lamb by the Quarter with- 
out paying any thing for the Same: if Such Beef: Veal: Mutton: 
Pork or Lamb: be Really And truly Raised or produced on the farm 
or place of Such Country people : & not bought to Sell Again as afore- 
said : Any thing Contained in any other Law Relating to the Marketts 
to the Contrary of this I-aw or any part thereof in Any wise Notwith- 
standing 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 73 

City of ) 00 Att a Common Council held at the City 

New yorkV hall of the Said City on Saturday the 13*^ 

November 1742 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq'' Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*^ Recorder 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore y Esq" Aldermen 

Christopher Bancker 

Abraham De Peyster 

Samuel! Lawrence i a • . . 

^ r» . 1 1 rr >Assistants 

George Bnnckerhoif 

Robert Benson ^ 

Orderd the Assize of Bread be till further order as followeth Viz^ 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh o"^ 9J4*>' for a penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh 1 4 for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh 2 9 for four pence 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest bran only) . - 

taken out and not otherwise to weigh . A "^ ^ 

Wheat at four Shillings and three pence ^ Bushell : And Orderd 
that no other bread be Made for Sale within this City (hard Biskett 
only Excepted:) than According to the Above Assize and all Bakers 
within this City are hereby Required to take Notice thereof and make 
their Bread Accordingly 

Orderd the treasurer forthwith Demand the Rent due to this Cor- 
poration for the Stalls & Standings &c : of the Publick Marketts for the 
Last year from Adolph Brass the Farmer thereof . 

[56] The Conditions for Letting to farm the ferry between this City 
and Nassau Island were Read and Approved And thereupon It is 
orderd that the fferry of this Corporation between this City and Nas- 
sau Island at Brookland with the fferry houses: Penn: Bam: and 
Appurtenances thereunto belonging at the fferry at Brookland be lett 
to farm for five years to Commence the Twenty fifth day of Marth 
next (Commonly Called Lady Day) By Publick Auction: Outcry or 
Vendue to the highest bidder on Saturday the Twenty Seventh day of 
this Instant November at the house of the Widow English Near the 
Meal Markett in this City : at three a Clock in the afternoon : And that 
Publick Advertizements thereof be forthwith printed: And that this 
Court or so many Members thereof as make a Common Council: be 
a Committee to Let the Same to Farm for the Term aforesaid : on the 
Conditions aforesaid now Read & Approved 



74 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) gg 
Newyork.f 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the said City on Tuesday the 30^^ 
November 1742. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*^ Recorder 
Simon Johnson 






Esq" Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



J 



N?887 
Warr* Issued 



John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Abraham De peyster 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treas- 
urer to pay to Hermanns Schuyler: Jacobus Stouten- 
burgh and Robert Provoost overseers of the Watch of 
this City : the Sum of Two hundred and Twenty two 
pounds Nineteen Shillings Current money of this Colony that is to say : 
Seventy four pounds fourteen Shillings and Six pence to the said 
Hermanns Schuyler & Jacobus Stoutenburgh and to Each of them : and 
Seventy three pounds Ten Shillings to the said Robert Provoost or So 
Much Less as Shall Appear to be due by the Certificate of Alderman 
Bancker : in order for them to pay the Severall Watchmen of this City : 
from the first day of June Last to the first day of December both 

Exclusive * 

. Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treas- 

N?888 urer to pay to Alderman Christopher Bancker of this 

Warr* Issued City or order the Sum of flFourteen pounds two Shil- 
lings and four pence half penny : Current money of this 
Colony being for Boards and Workmanship done to the City hall & 
by him paid as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and Allowed 

The D^ of a Lease of the Stalls: Standings and places of the 
Publick Markett of this City to Theophilus Elsworth : was Read and 
Approved by this board: And Orderd That if the Lessee Approve 
thereof that the Same be Engrossed : And that the D : Clerke of this 
board Do Accordingly Affix the Seal of this Corporation to the Said 
Lease and Sign the Same by order of this Court: the Said Lessee 
Executing his part and Giving Security for performance of Covenants 

Obder'd that James Mills provide Six plain Strong Chairs : for the 
Officers Room in the Watch house: and that he Cause the Watch 
house to be Qeaned out 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



75 



Ordered the D: Gierke of this board prepare a D*^ of a Lease of 
the fferry &c : to Richard Baker Conformable to the Conditions by him 
Executed 



[57] City of jgg 
New yorkj 



Present 



>-Esq" Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



Att a Common Council held at the Citv 
hall of the said City on Tuesday the 14*^ 
day of December 1742 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq' D: Mayor 

Daniel Horsmandcn Esq' Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Abra: Depeyster 

Sam! Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Robert Benson 

George Brinckerhoff 
Orderd that alderman Johnson : Alderman Moore : Alderman Mar- 
shall M' Depeyster: & M' Lawrence or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to prepare a Law for Appointing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch : And that they make their Report to this Board 
with all Convenient Expedition 

Orderd that Robert Provoost be Appointed one of the Publick 
Measurers of this City 

Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the said City on Tuesday the 2i»* 
day of December Anno DoUT 1742 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq"" D: Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Marshall 

Henry Bbgcrt 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Philip Minthome 

George Brindcerhoff 



Present 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



76 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The D't of a Lease of the ferry at Brookland of this City to Richard 
Baker : was Read and Approved by this board And Ordered that the 
Same be Engrossed And that the Dep*^ Gierke of this board do Ac- 
cordingly Affix the Seal of this Corporation to the said Lease and Sign 
the Same by order of this Court : The Said Lessee Executing his part 
and giving bond with Mess*? Lattouch & Haynes as Security: (Accord- 
ing to his proposalls:) for performance of Covenants in a Sum in the 
Same proportion as the Security when it was Last let 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treas- 

N° 889 urer to pay to William Roome Esq'' or Order the Sum 

Warr* Issued, of Four pounds Seventeen Shillings and three pence 

Current money of this Colony in full of his Account 
for Glass and painting to the City hall : As Appears by his Acct which 
is Audited & Allowed 

[58J Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® 890 treasurer to pay to Johannes Roome or order the Sum 

Warr* Issued of Twenty Seven pounds fifteen Shillings and Seven 

pence half penny: Current money of this Colony: 
Seventeen pounds Seventeen Shillings and Ten pence half penny: 
thereof in full of his Acct Four pounds and Nine pence other part 
thereof: to be by him paid to Garret Coesine in full of his Ace! Five 
pounds and Nine pence other part thereof to be by him paid to James 
Davie in full of his AccI and Sixteen Shillings And three pence the 
Residue thereof to be by him paid to Peter Hebons in full of his Ace! 
all Which are Audited and Allowed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treas- 

N®89i urer to pay to James Mills of this City or order the 

Warr* Issued. Sum of Fifteen pounds Current money of this Colony 

for which the said James Mills is to Account to this 
Corporation 

The Petition of Isaac Van Hook Cordwainer for a Grant of the 
Ground & Water Lott Contiguous to and in the Rear of his Ground 
fronting the North River : on the West Side the Broadway : the breadth 
of his Said Lott and two hundred foot into the said River : from Low 
Water Mark was Read: And Orderd that Alderman Roome: Alder- 
man Marshall : M*" Bogert and M*" BrinckerhofF or any three of tfiem 



OF THE CITV or NEW YORK 



77 



be a Committee to Exaoiinc into the Allegations of the said Pvlition: 
And that they also View the Street which Leads from the Markett 
house in the Broad Way to the North River : And Sec how the Same 
may be most Conveniently Laid out; and make their Report \villi alt 
Convenient Expedition 



The following Law was Read and Approved : and after tlic Ring- 
ing of three Bells and Proclamation made for Silence was Published 
Vizt. 

A I-Aw FOR Appointing : Estabiushing and Regulating a Good asd 

SirFFlClENT NiCIlT WaTCH IN THE ClTY OF NeW YoRK. 

Whereas there now is; and of Late years: hath been: by Reason 
of Great Numbers of people Coming into this City from all parts: 
Some whereof are Suspected to be Convict ffelons : Transported from 
Great Britain: and Ireland: And to prevent the Conspiracy Insurrec- 
tion or plotting of Negro's & other Slaves great Necessity of A 
Strong and Sufficient Night Watch: to be Kept Every Night within 
this City: for tlic Safety: Security and peace of die Said City and the 
Good Inhabitants thereof: The Mayor Recorder Aldermen and As- 
sistants in Common Council Assembled taking tlie premisses into their 
Serious Consideration Do Ordaine And bi£ it Ordained by the Said 
Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New york 
in this Common Council Convened: And it is hereby ordained by the 
Authority of the Same that all and Everj- person & persons which do 
dwell : Occupy or Inhabit in any house or houses within this City in the 
Six wards thereof on the South Side of the fresh Water : being persons 
able and fitt to Watch : or to find an Able and fit pcrsoti to Watch 
for him: her: or them or in his: her or their Stead: do and Ought by 
Reason of Such Dwelling Occupation and habitation lo Keep Watch 
within the Said City for the Prcse^^'aIion of the Kings peace and for 
the Arresting and Apprehending of all Night Walkers: Malefactors 
and Suspected persons And for Apprcliending Negros and other 
Slaves and for preventing the Conspiracy and Insurrection of them 
within this Gty and the Liberties thereof 

And be it purtiif-r Ordained by the Authority aforesaid ihai one 
of the [f/Cfl Constables of the six wards on the South Side of the 
fresh Water: in his Turn Together with Eleven able Watchmen (or 
So many more able Watch Men As the Mayor and three of the Alder- 
men of the said City for the time being Shall Direct and Appoint) 



78 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Shall keep Watch Every Night within the Said City at the Publick 
Watch house or at Such place and places as the Common Council 
Shall Direct and Appoint from an hour after Sunset till day light 
the next morning: 

And Whereas the alderman and assistant of Every of the said Six 
wards Respectively have Lately taken an Exact Survey of the said 
Wards and made a List of all the Inhabitants housekeepers and other 
persons within their Respective wards who are able and fit to Watch 
or find watchmen: Whereby it Appears that Some Wards are much 
Larger than others : and therefore ought to furnish Watchmen for a 
greater Number of Nights than the Lesser Wards: To the Intent 
therefore that the Inhabitants of Every of the said Six wards may Do 
Equall Duty on the said Watch as well in the Winter as in the Sum- 
mer: Be it further ordain 'd by the Authority aforesaid that all and 
Every the Inhabitants dwelling and Inhabiting within the Said Six 
wards being persons able and fit to Watch Or to find an able & fit 
watchman Do Watch within the said City in Manner and form follow- 
ing (that is to say) the Inhabitants of the East Ward of the said City 
to Keep Watch Nine Nights Successively Which is to Commence the 
Twenty Second day of this Instant December Inclusive: and the In- 
habitants of the Dock Ward to Watch for Six nights Successively: 
and then the Inhabitants of the North Ward to Watch Six nights Suc- 
cessively : and then the Inhabitants of the South Ward to keep Watch 
Five Nights Successively : and then the Inhabitants of the West ward 
to keep Watch for five Nights Successively : and then the Inhabitants 
of Montgomerie Ward to Watch for five Nights Successively: and 
When the said Six Wards have all Watched in Manner aforesaid: 
then the aforesaid East Ward to begin again to Watch the Number 
of Nine Nights aforesaid and the other five Wards to follow Suc- 
cessively in Watching their Respective Number of Nights as aforesaid 
in Manner and According to the Method aforesaid. herein Directed 
and Appointed 

And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid that the 
Alderman and Assistant of Every of the said Six wards Respectively 
Shall Nominate and Appoint one Constable in their said Wards in their 
Turns to Watch and have the Rule Care and Over Sight of the Said 
Watch and the full Number of Inl^abitants within the said Respective 
wards to Watch with the Constable whose turn it is to watch as often 
as the Same Comes to their turns within the said City, begining at 



OF TME CITY OF NEW VORK 



79 



one Certain place vvicliiti the said Respective Wards and from thence 
to proceed and go forwards in an orderly Manner: Untill the whole 
Ward have Watched and then to Begin Again with those Inhabitants 
who first Watched and proceed forward Every n'atch night in Turn 
as afores'' and that all the Inhabitants within the s? Wards Respectively 
Do Watch or find Watchmen in their Turns as aforesaid : and that afl 
the Constablt-s within the Six Respective Wards as aforesaid tn their 
Turns as aforesaid one after another Shall Watch with the Said Inhabi- 
tants: and when they have all Watched over by Turns as aforesaid: 
he that Began Shall begin again and the Rest follow in their Turns: 
and So one after another as often as it Shall Come to their or any of 
their Turns: And that the Constable whose turn it is to Summons and 
A\'arn the Watchmen lo watch do on the da;* before the Watch Night 
{before he Wariieth the Inhabitants lo watch) Wait upon the alderman 
or assistant of his ward and Receive from him a List of the Names of 
Such persons as are to Watch : and then do Warn them the day before 
the Watch night; Every ptfon that is to Watch mentioned in Such 
List or Leave Notice thereof ,-it the house of Every Such person: and 
Immediately afterwards Di'iver a List of the Names of the per- 
sons So warned to Watch & when they arc to watch unto the Constable 
whose turn it is to watch: and that the Inhabitants of Every of 
the Said Wards do take Notice hereof and Conform themselves 
thereto Accordingly any [60] Pretence of Priviledgc: Usage or Cus- 
tom to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding : And be it 
Pl'BTnEB ORDAINED by the authority aforesaid that if any Constable of 
tlie Respective Six wards aforesaid : Shall make Default in Executing 
his office in the Night Watches aforesaiil in his turn in Neglecting 
or Refusing to Watch as aforesaid or being Drunk on the said Watch 
or Leaving his said Wat li before his time of Watching be Expired or 
Misbehaving himself or not doing his Service thereon According 
to his Duty in any of the premisses hereby Appointed or hereafter 
to be ordered a»id Appointed without Just and Reasonable Cause to be 
Allowed of by tlie alderman of the Ward whose Inliabitants Shall then 
Watch that then Every Such Constable Shall forfeit and pay for Every 
Such Default the Sum of Ten shillings Current money of this Colony 
of New york and if any person. Appointed and Warned to Watdi or 
lo find an Able and fit person lo watch in his her or their Stead and 
Room as aforesaid Shall make Default in not Watching and perform- 
ing the Duly of a Watchman as aforesaid or being Drunk on the said 
Watch Leaving the Watch before tlie time of Waldnng be Expired 
or otherwise Misbehaving thenisil. cs that then Every Such person So 



8o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Refusing Leaving his Watch Misbehaving himself or making Default 
as aforesaid and not having Just and Reasonable Cause for Such his 
Default as Shall be allowed of by the alderman of Such Watch 
Shall forfeit and pay for Every Such Default the Sum of Six Shillings 
Current money aforesaid which forfeitures Shall and May be Recovered 
before the Mayor Recorder and aldermen of the said City or any one of 
them And be Levied by Warrant Under the hand & Seal of any one 
of them : by Distress and Sale of the Goods and Chattells of the per- 
son or persons who ShallMake Such Default with Reasonable Costs 
and Charges to be Expended for the Recovery of all Such ffor- 
ffeitures : against the offenders and for Want of Sufficient Distress the 
Defaulter to be Committed to the Custody of a Marshall of the said 
City untill Such Defaulter Shall pay Such fforffeiture with the Rea- 
sonable Costs & charges of prosecution as aforesaid: and that the Said 
fforffeiture be Disposed of in Manner following (that is to say) one 
half thereof to the Informer: who Shall prosecute the Same to Effect: 
and the other half thereof to the Treasurer of the City for the Use 
of this Corporation 

And be it further ordained by the Authority aforesaid that no 
Boys : Apprentices or Servants be admitted to be Watchmen and None 
but Able and Sober men of Good Reputation be Received as Such And 
that the Constable of the Watch Shall Send out the first Rounds of 
four men precisely at an hour after Sun set and Immediately upon the 
Return of the said Rounds Shall Also Send or order out four other 
of the Watchmen for that Night to Walk the Streets Lanes: wharfs 
and Alleys of this City who shall not Return to the Watch house in 
Less than one hour Except upon Extraordinary Occasion and upon Re- 
turn of the Second Rounds the said Constable Shall go out with the 
Remaining three Watch men and Walk the Streets Lanes wharfs and 
Alleys of this City and not Return to the said Watch house in Less 
than one full hour : Except as before Excepted : and upon his Return 
to order out the first Rounds and So Alternately till day Light: and 
the said Constable of the Watch Shall Call over at day Light the 
Names of all those who were Appointed to Watch the preceeding 
Night and take a Note in Writing of the Names of the person or per- 
sons who Shall then be Absent from his or their Watch and who were 
absent or otherways Remiss in the performance of his or their Duty 
at any of the hours herein before Appointed for Setting and breaking 
up of the Watch: And Shall Deliver Such Note to the Alderman of 
the Ward and bring the person So making Default before the Said 



OF THE QTY OF NEW YORK 8i 

alderman to Shew Giuse if any Such person Defaulter Can, why die 
fforffeiture aforesaid Should not be Levied as aforesaid 



[6i] City of ) «^ Att a Common Council held at the City 

New York J Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 30^^ 

day of December Anno DoITT 1742 

Present Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 
William Roome ^ 

John Moore 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuel Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



>.Esq'^ Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



Orderd that twelve men with a Constable Constantly Watch Every 
Sunday from Sun Rise to Sun Set : And that Such Watch be Continued 
in Turn as the Night Watch are. 

Orderd that Alderman Roome : Alderman Moore : Alderman Pin- 
tard M'' Bogert And M*" Depeyster or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to Examine into the Allegations of the Petition of Dirick Dey 
preferred to this board: the 24^** of Nov^ I739- And that they make 
their Report to this board with all Convenient Expedition : The Church 
Wardens of Trinity Church of this City having Notice of the Meeting 
of the Said Committee to make their objections if any they have to the 
Granting the prayer of the Said Petition 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrt to the trcas- 

N® 892 urer to pay to Johannes Meyer one of the Marshalls of 

Warr* Issued this City or order the Sum of Five pounds Current 

money of this Colony for his Extraordinary Services 
done for this Corporation 

Vol. V.-6 



>.Esq" Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



82 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City of ) cc ^'^'^ ^ Common Council held at the City 

New York ( Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 25'^ 

day of FebT 1742 [-3] 

Present John Cruger Esq' Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Marshall 
I Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthorne 

Isaac Stcutenburgh 

Robert lien son 
\ George Brinckerhoff 

Whereas Robert Bowne on the 29*^ day of September Last was 
Elected to Serve in the office of Constable for Montgomerie Ward: 
but the Said Robert Bowne Objected to his Serving in that office he 
being one of the people Called Quakers : Whereupon it was Agreed by 
this board and the Said [62] Robert Bowne to Desire the Opinion of 
the Chief Justice whether the said Robert Bowne being one of the 
people Called Quakers was Compellable to Serve in that (rffice: And 
thereupon Alderman Johnson and Alderman Moore: were Desired to 
Wait on the Chief Justice and Desire his Opinion thereon : Who now 
Report that they did Accordingly Wait upon the Chief Justice who 
Declared to them it was his Opinion that no Quaker was Compellable 
to Serve [in] the Office of Constable itt being an Office of Trust. 
Whereupon it is Orderd that a New Election of a Constable for Mont- 
gomerie Ward be on Monday next 

Orderd that Alderman Johnson: Alderman Bancker: Alderman 
Marshall M*" Lawrence : M' Stoutenburgh : and M' Benson or any four 
be a Committee to Inspect in what Condition the ferry house Barn: 
Penn : Landing bridge and Appurtenances : at the fferry Near Brook- 
land on Nassau Island are in to Examine what ought to be Repaired 
by William Cornell the present Tennant : According to the Covenants 
in his Lease and what Reparations : Alterations : or additions are proper 
to be made by this Corporation : and to provide Materialls and Employ 
workmen : to do what they Shall find Necessary and Convenient to be 
lone And that the Same Committee Receive the possession of the Said 



or THE cm' OF new york 

fcrrj' house &c: from the said William Cornell and Deliver the Same 
lo Richard Baker the New Lessee on the 25"' day of March next 

The Petition of Jacobus Rosevcit Praying for a Grant of the Land 
and Soil Under tlie Water two hundred foot into (he East River: the 
breadth of his Upland being Sixty five foot and a half : on the East Side 
of Hardenbrooks Slip Under Reasonable Covenants: Conditions and 
Quitt Rent. So that he Should not be Obliged to pay any Quitt Rent 
or wharff out for fifteen years was Read : Whereupon this board were of 
Opinion and Resolved to Grant the Same to the petitioner he paying 
Eighteen pence ^ foot : after the Expiration of five years : and that he 
Ijc Obliged to Wharf out at the Expiration of Ten years: And that in 
the Mean time if any two Adjoining Agree to wharf out at any time 
within the Said term, that he Shall then be obliged to wharff out 
Likewise 

The Petition of Mess'? Abraham Dcpeystcr: Stephen Bayard: 
Peter De Lancy and John Chambers praying this board to Grant the 
Comer Lott at the West End of Dock Street wharf: to Some person 
or persons that will Wharfe out the Same: And that they may have a 
Longer time for Compleating their Wharfs than are allowed by their 
Grants: they liaving been prevented Carrying out their wharfs by 
Reason o( the Said Corner Lotts not being Granted was Read And 
okdlk'd that tlie Petitioners have three Years Longer than the time 
Mentioned in their Grants to Carry out their Wharfs 

Order'd that the Docks and Slips of this City be Let to farm to 
Bartholomew Skaats of this City Goldsmith for tlie Ensueing year on 
the Same terms and Conditions as it was Let the Last year : And that 
the Oerke of this board prepare Leases Accordingly: And that he 
affix the Seal of this Corporation lo the Counterpart thereof upon his 
Giving Security for performance of Covenants And that tlic Gierke 
Deliver him up his old Bonds on his producing the treasurers Receipts 
for his Rent 

f63| Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N' 89J treasurer lo pay to Anthony Ham Door keeper and 

W'arr' Issued. Mc.isengcr of the Conunon Council or order the Sum 
of Two pounds Ten Shillings Current money of tliis 
Colony: in full for one Quarter of A Years Sallary which was due and 
Ending the 14'*' day of January Last and also the Sum of Thirteen 
Shillings and Six pence to be by him paid to .Alexander Lamb in full 
of his Acci for a Lock for the Library Room & for a Spade 

Okderd that alderman Johnson: Alderman Moore; Alderman 
Bancker : M' Bogerl : M' T^wrcncc : an<I M' Brinckerhoff or any (our 



J 



"^ 



>.Esq" aldermen 



J 
^ 



84 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of them be A Committee to Meet Such of the practitioners of the Law : 
as they think Convenient to Desire their opinions : Whether this Cor- 
poration Can by any Law and in What Manner: prevent persons 
buying Quarters of Beef in the Marketts and Shipping of the Same : 
which has Greatly Raised the price of Beef to the Inhabitants 

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

New York V Hall of the said City on Wensday the 30*** 

March 1743 

Present John Cruger Esq*^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhooff 
Robert Benson 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further order as foUowetli Vizt 

a white Loaf of the finest flour to weigh 11®' for a penny 

a White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh i^ 8 for two pence 

a White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh 3 2 for four pence 

a Wheaten Loaf (the Coursest bran only) . . 

, o ^ , . . . t "^ >3 : 14 for four pence 

taken out & not otherwise) to weigh 3 

Wheat at three Shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell and Orderd 

that no other Bread be made for Sale within this City (hard Biskett 

only Excepted) than According to the above Assize: and all Bakers 

within this City are hereby Required to take Notice thereof and make 

their Bread Accordingly 

Orderd the Treasurer Deliver William Cornell his Bond for per- 
formance of Covenants of his Lease of the ferry he having paid his 
Rents and performed his Covenants in his Lease 

Order'd that Samuell Ten Eyck : John Hunt : the Widow Wessells 
and others the Petitioners for the Water Lott at Coenties Comer be 
heard by themselves or Council on the Matter of their Petitions on 
Thursday the Seventh of April next at three a Clock in the afternoon 



>. assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW VORK 85 

Okdebd that Israel and Timothy Horsfield forthwith Remove all 
Encroaclimenls by them made on the Land of this Corporation on 
Nassau Island: Unless they Agree with this Corporation and take 
Leases for the Same 

[64] Orpekd James Daviti be a Fireman in the Room of Rcgnier Burger 
for the Dock Ward and that Peter Bogert be a Fireman in the East 
ward in the Room of Hercules Wendovcr Deceased 

The following Law was three times Read and Approved and after 
the Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation made for Silence was Pub- 
lished Viz! 
A Law fob the better preventixg the Forestalling of Provisions 

COMEIKG to the PuBLICK MaBKETTS OF THIS CiTY 

Whereas by a Law of this Corporation made and Published on the 
fourth day of November Last Entituled a Law for the better Regulat- 
ing and Ordering the Publick Marketts within the City of New york 
It is (among other things) Ordained that no person or persons from 
and after the Publication thereof Shall buy or Cause to be Bought any 
Victualls or other provisions and things whatsoever within the said 
Cit>' of New york or the Liberties thereof Conieing to any of the Com- 
mon Marketts of the said City: or make any: Bargain Contract or 
promise for the having and Buying of the Same or any part thereof 
So Comeing to any of. the Common Marketts aforesaid before the 
Same Should be brought into one of the said Marketts Ready to be 
there Sold: upon pain that Every Such Forestaller Should for Every 
Sudi offence forfeit the Sum of Forty Shillings Current money of this 
Province Asd Whereas It is found by Experience that the Greatness 
of the forfeiture: prevents persons Informing against the Offenders 
therein And it being Conceived that a Less ffine As well to be paid by 
all Such (Torestallers : as by the persons Selling to them would more 
Effectually Remedy the Evill: 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 So much of the aforesaid Law as is herein 
above Recited be: and is hereby Repealed: An'dbr it further ordaixed 
by Hk authority aforesaid that (to the Intent that fTorestalling of 
Victualls and other Commodities may be Ihe better prevented:) no 
perton or persons from and afler t!ie Twentieth day of Aprill next 
Ensueing Shall buy Sell or Cause to be bought or Sould any Victualls 
or other provisions or things whatsoever within the said Gty of Xew 
jrortc or the Liberties thereof Comeing to any of Ihe Common Marketts 



ii^Mii 



86 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



of the said City or make any Contract: Promise or Bargain for 
the Selling : having or Buying of the Same or any part thereof So 
Comeing to any of the Common Marketts aforesaid before the Same 
Shall be brought into one of the said Marketts ready to be there Sold 
(Fish of all Kinds only Excepted) upon pain that as well Every per- 
son Selling or Contracting as Every person So. buying And Contract- 
ing as aforesaid Either by themselves or their white Servant or 
Servants Shall Respectively forfeit for Every offence the Sum of Six 
Shillings Current money of this province to be Recovered before the 
Mayor Recorder or any one of the aldermen of this City, the one 
half of the fforfeitures So Recovered to be paid to the Chamberlain of 
this City for the time being for the Use of this Corporation and 
the other half to the Informer who shall Sue and prosecute for the 
Same: And if any Negro or other Slave Shall be Guilty of Buying: 
or Contracting for any Victualls or provisions So Comeing to any of 
the Common Marketts as aforesaid Such Negro or other Slave Shall 
Receive 15 Lashes on the bare back at the Publick Whiping post 
Unless the Master or Mistress of Such Slave Do pay the Sum of Six 
Shillings to be Applyed as aforesaid 



City 
New york 



of ) 
YorkK 



Present 



>► Esq" Alderraei 



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

hall of the Said City on Thursday the 7^ 
day of Aprill Anno Dom 1743 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq' Dep*T Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the treas- 
urer to pay to Anthony Ham Door keeper and Messen- 
ger of the Common Council or order the Sum of Two 
pounds Ten Shillings Current money of this Colony in 

full for one Quarter of A Years Sallary which will be due and Ending 

the 14^ day of this Instant 



Assistants 



No 894 
Warr* Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



87 



Orderd that alderman Johnson: Alderman Bancker: alderman 
Marshall : Cap*. Lawrence and M^ Brinckerhoff or any three of them be 
a Committee to See the Ground Surveyed which is Desired by George 
Dyckman to be Leased to him and make their Report to this Board with 
all Convenient Expedition 



Cityof J33 



New yorkj 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 7*^ 
June 1743 



Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvcsant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 



"\ 



>► Esq*"* Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



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

N® 895 urer to pay to Alderman Johnson or order the Sum of 

Warr* Issued Twenty Seven pounds Seveq Shillings and four pence 

Current money of this Colony being the ballance of his 
Acd for Materialls and Repairs at the Ferry &c : as Appears by his Ace! 
which is allowed in Common Council 

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

N® 896 urer to pay to James Mills or order the Sum of Eight- 

Warr* Issued een pounds Seven Shillings and Eleven pence Current 

money of this Colony being the ballance of his Ace! 
for Victualling Prisoners. Providing ffirewood and Candles for the 
Watch Emptying Ordure Tubs : i'c : as Appears by his Acc^ which is 
Allowed in Common Council 

[66] Orderd that Alderman Moore : Alderman Pintard M*^ Depcyster 
and M*" Brinckerhoff or any three of them be a Committee to Repair the 
Pcirs and outside of the Great Dock and the Common Sewer and that 
the Same Committee See the Lott of M"" Philip Livingstone in the 
Broad Street Surveyed and Laid out 

Order'd that M*^ Isaac Stoutenburgh agree with M<^ Stephen Bayar4 



88 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

for the old Iron, Brass Sheave and Pins which belonged to the old 
Crane or for any part thereof upon Such terms as he Shall think proper 

The Committee Appointed the 21** day of December last to Examine 
into the Allegations of the Petition of M*" Isaac Van Hook for a Grant 
of Two hundred foot of the Water and Soil under the Water to be made 
Land fronting his Lott of Ground in the West Ward of this City front- 
ing the North River Containing in breadth Twenty three feet: Have 
made their Report in the words following Viz* — In Pursuance of an 
order of Common Council the Twenty first day of December 1742: to 
Examine into the Allegation of the Petition of M^ Isaac Van Hook: 
In pursuance to that order We have Examined the Same and are of 
Opinion that the Prayer of his Petition may be Granted upon his pay- 
ing for Ever the yearly Quitt Rent of four pence per foot for Every 
foot in breath behind his Said Lott and that he Leave a Street of forty 
foot fronting the Rear of his Lott and also one other Street of the Same 
Breadth at the Extent of the Water Lott to be granted him : when he 
Shall Sec Cause to wharff e out So far into the North River : and We 
do further Report for the Encouragement of Improving that part of 
the town the Said M*" Van Hook Shall be bound by a Covenant in his 
Grant for that purpose that Whenever any three or more of the Neigh- 
bourhood Stiall be Willing and Desirous to wharf or Dock out into the 
Said North River : that he Shall also be Oblidged to Join with them and 
Dock out behind his Said Lott into the Said North River: As far as 
they Shall so dock out behind their own Lotts : all which is nevertheless 
Submitted by us: Will: Roome: John Marshall: Henry Bogert Joris 
Brinckerhoff : which Report was Read and Approved by this Court: 
AND order'd that this Corporation Do Grant the Said Water Lott Men- 
tioned in the Said Petition to the Said Isaac Van Hook his heirs and 
assigns for Ever on the Annuall Rent of Seven Shillings and Eight 
pence : and on the Covenants and Conditions in the Said Report Men- 
tioned Under the Seal of this Corporation : and that the Gierke of this 
Board prepare a Draft of Such Grant Accordingly 

The Committee Appointed the Thirtieth day of December Last to 
Examine into the Allegations of the Petition of M' Dirck Dey for a 
Grant of Two hundred feet of Water and Soil under the Water to be 
made Land fronting his peice of Ground in the West Ward of this 
City fronting the North River : Containing in breadth Three hutidred 
and Eight foot Six Inches Have made their Report in the Words follow- 
ing Vizt — In Pursuance of an order of Common Council the thirty 
day of December 1742 to Examine into the allegations of the Petition 
of M' Dirck Dey: In Pursuance to that order wc have Examined the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Same and arc of Opinion that the prayer of his petition may be Granted 
upon his paying for Ever the yearly Quitt Rent of four pence per foot 
(or Every foot in breadlh behind his Said Lott and that he Leave a 
Street of forty foot fronting the Reare of his Lott and also one other 
Street of tlie Same breadth at the Extent of the Water Lott to be 
Granted him When he Shall See Cause to wharff out (67) So far into 
the N'orth River : and We do further Report for the Encouragement of 
Improving that part of the town the Said M' Dirck Dey Shall be bound 
by a Covenant in his Grant for that Purpose that whenever any three 
or more of the Neighbourhood Shall be Willing and Desirous to wharff 
or Dock out into the Said North River : that he Shall also be Oblidgetl 
to Joyn wilh them and Dock out lichind his said Lott into the Said 
North River as far as they Shall So dock behind their own Lotts : all 
Which is Nevertheless Submitted by us: Will Roome: John Pintard: 
Henry Bogcrt Which Report was Read and Approved by this Court and 
Ordeb'd that this Corporation Do Grant the Said Water Lott Men- 
tioned in the Said Petition to the Said Dirck Dey his heirs and assigns 
for Ever on the Anniiall Rent of (five pounds two Shillings and Ten 
pence and on the Covenants and Conditions in the Said Report Men- 
tioned Under the Seal of this Corporation And that the Gerke of this 
Board prepare a Draft of Such Grant Accordingly 

M' Alderman Johnson Represented to and Informed this Court that 
he at the Request and Suit of M' Richard Baker the present Lessee of 
the Ferry had Order 'd to be Suinoned before him one Hendrick Rem- 
son of the Township of Brookland in Kings County : on Nassau Island 
Shopkeeper on Thursday Last that the parties Appeared before him 
Accordingly: That M' Baker Demanded of M' Remson two ShilUngs 
and One penny for the Ferriage of himself and Goods in his the Said 
Rcmsons Own Vessell : upon Which M*^ Remson Claim'd a Right to 
Transport himself and Goods in his Own Wssell and Craft {but Did 
not Show or produce anything which Entitled him to any Such Right) 
and Refusefl to pay the Sum Demanded or any part thereof Whereupon 
(after hearing all the Allegations and Suggestions of both parties and 
the Pretence or Claims of Right Appearing to M' Johnson to be 
frivohms: and without any foundation being only his own Allegation) 
the Said M' Johnson Gave Judgement Against the Said M' Remson 
and Decreed and Ordered him to pay the Said Two Shillings and one 
penny: (with an Increase of one Shilling for Costs in lliat behalf Ex- 
pended) to the Said Baker at or before Ten of the Clock the then next 
Morning: And the Said M' Johnson fnrther Acquainted this Court: 
Thai Uic Said Remson Contemning his Judgement Decree and Order 



4 



90 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



aforesaid hath not paid the Severall Sums aforesaid Nor any part of 
any of them And Still Doth Refuse to pay All Which Matters and 
things being taken into Serious Consideration This Court Doth Unani- 
mously Desire M*" Johnson to Issue and Grant Process of Execution 
against the Person of the Said Hendrick Remson and him to Cause to 
be Apprehended and Committed to the Common Goal of this City 
there to Remain Untill he Shall have Satisfyed and paid the Con- 
demnation money aforesaid Together with the Increase of Costs that 
Shall Accrue thereon : And this Court Doth further promise for them- 
selves and their Successors to Indempnify Save and bare harmless the 
Said M*" Johnson his Lands & Tenements Goods and Chattells of from 
and Against all Suits: Arrests: process: Costs: Damages or other 
harms or Losses that Shall or may Arrive : happen : or befall him or 
them for touching or Concerning the premisses aforesaid in any wise 
howsoever: And this Court Doth Desire and Request of M** Richard 
Nicholls to be Assisting in framing and Composing the Process of 
Execution aforesaid and all and Every thing Relating to and Con- 
cerning the Matters & things aforesaid 



[68] City of jgg 
New yorkf 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 5*** 
day of July 1743 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*^ Dep*T Mayor 



William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Philip Minthorne 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



>.Esq" Aldermca 



< 



>* assistants 



Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® 897 Treasurer to pay to Jacobus Turck or order the Smn 

Warrt Issued of Sixteen pounds five Shilings and Nine pence Cur- 
rent money of this Colony in full for a years Sallary 
for taking Care of the fire Engines to the first day of May Last and for 
Mending the Same As Appears by his Account which is aiiowed in 
.Commoii Council 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



91 



Orderd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** 898 Treasurer to pay to William Cornell or order the Siun 
Warrt : Issued of Five pounds five Shillings And Nine pence Cur- 
rent money of this Colony in full of his Acct for 
Liquor and Victualling the Workmen at the fferry in the years 1738 
and 1740 As Appears by his Acct which is allowed in Common Council 

Order'd the assize of Bread be till further order as followeth Vizt 
a White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh . . . 0**^ 10^°' for a penny 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh. . . .1 5J4 for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh 2 12 for four pence 

A Wheaten Loaf (the Coursest bran only| ^ - . 
taken out and not otherwise) to weigh. , ,y ^ 

Wheat at four Shillings ^ Bushell And Order d that no other 
bread be made for Sale within this City: (hard Biskett only Excepted) 
than According to the above Assize : and all Bakers within this City 
are hereby Required to take Notice thereof and Make their Bread 
Accordingly. 

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

N**899 urer to pay to Johannes Myer or Order the Sum of 

Warrt Issued Twenty pounds Current money of this Colony to be 

by him Divided among the Severall Constables in pro- 
portion to the Severall Nights and Days they have Respectively 
Watch'd 

r^^ p. - y Att a Common Council held at the City 

XT 1 /SS hall of the Said City on Saturday the 30*»> 

New yorkt . r t 1 a t> «. 

-j2n2^^«K •' day of July Anno DoIH 1743 

Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 

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

N® 900 urer to pay to Richard NichoHs. or order the Sum of 

Warr^ Issued Eight pounds Current money of this Colony to be by 

him paid to James Alexander: Joseph Murray: W? 



>- Esq"^* Aldermen 






>- assistants 



92 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Smith and John Chambers Esq" (that is to say flForty Shillings to 
Each of them) as a Generall Retainer as Council for this Corporation 
in all Causes to be brought by or against them 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N° 901 urer to Pay to Anthony Ham Door keeper and Mes- 

Warr* Issued senger of the Common Council or order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current money of this Col- 
ony in full for one Quarter of a years Sallary which was due and End- 
ing the 14^** of this Instant 

Order'd the Chairs and other Lumber: under the City hall: (Ex- 
cept the Boards belonging to this Corporation) be forthwith Removed 

Upon application to this board on behalf of Capt Peter Warren for 
a Grant of a Small piece of Land adjoyning to his Own Land near John 
Homes. Ordered that Alderman Stuyvesant: Alderman Roomc: 
Alderman Johnson: Alderman Moore: M'' Bogert: M'' Lawrence M*" 
Brinckerhoff and M** Benson or any five of them be a Committee to 
View the Said piece of Ground and Make their Report what will be 
proper to be done therein 

Alderman Pintard and M*" John Roosevelt: from the Grand Jury 
Acquainted this Board that Complaints were Made to them that the 
Filth and Mud in the Slip at the Lower End of Maiden Lane is a Great 
Nusance : and Desired to know of this Board if they would order the 
Said Nusance to be Removed: Whereupon it is Resolved and Or- 
dered by this Board that the Alderman and assistant of the East Ward 
Acquaint the Grand Jury that this Board will Consider of Proper 
Methods and order the Said : Nusance to be Removed 

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

New yorkj hall of the Said City on Thursday the 4*? 

of August 1743 

Present John Cruger Esq*" Mayor 
Gcrrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Philip Minthome 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Robert Benson 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



J 



>» Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



93 



[70] Ordea'd tlie Assize of Bread be lill further order as followcth 

Vizt 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh 1 1" for a pcmiy 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh t: 8 for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh 3: i for four pence 

a Wheaten Loaf (the Courses! bran only taken) , , 

, . , . , ! 3 : 13 for four pence 

out & not otherwise) to weigh p " 

Wheat at Three Shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell: And Order 'd 
that no other bread be made for Sale within this Citv. (hard Biskett 
only Excepted) than According to the above Assize: And all Bakers 
within tliis City are hereby Required to take Notice and make their 
Bread Accordingly 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N''902 Treasurer to pay to Christopher Bancker Esq' or 

Warrant Issued, order the Sum of Thirty Eight pounds: Seven Shil- 
lings and Ten pence three farthings Current money 
of this Colony being for So Much money by him Disbursed for Repairs 
at the fferry which was Examined by the Common Council and Allowed 

L^pon Application to tliis Board by M*^ Peter Livingston for a 
Release of the Right of this Corporation to a Small piece of Land 
Adj'oyning to his Lott in King Street: Ohdeu'd that Alderman 
Roome: Alderman Bancker: M^ Bogert and M"^ Sloutenburgh: or 
any tliree of tliem be a Committee to View the Said Piece of Ground 
and Make their Report What will be proper to be done therein 

Upon Consideration this day had by this Board: of the Most proper 
Method for Removing the Nusancc Complained of by the Late Grand 
Jury at Maiden Lane Slip : It is Conceived that the best Method will 
be to fill up the Said Slip and Lay a Drain under it. And TUirit£t.'poK 
Resolved that if the Neighbourhood will fill up the Said Slip and Lay 
a Drain Under in Such Manner as a Committee of this Board Shall 
Direct : and Maintain and Support tlic Same : That then this Board 
will Give tlie Sum of fforty pounds towards the Said work in Ease of 
the Neighbourhood : And that Aldcrnian Johnson Alderman Moore : 
Alderman Marshall: M^ Lawrence an) M' Benson or any four be a 
Committee for Directing the Said Work And that Alderman Johnson 
be Desired to Acquaint the Neighbourhood of the Said Slip with this 
Resolution and order. 

The Draft of a Grant of a Water Lott Two hundred foot into Htid- 
sons River from Low Water Mark behind the Lott of I»aac Van Hook 
was Read and Approved ofiT: and ohdek'h the Same be Engrossed 



94 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

And that the Dep^T Gierke of this Board: Do affix the Seal of this 
Corporation to the Said Grant and Sign the Same by order of this 
Gourt 

The Draft of a Grant of Some Water Lotts two hundred foot into 
Hudsons River aforesaid from Low Water Mark behind the Ground of 
Dirck Dey was Read and Approved And Order'd the Same be En- 
grossed and that the Dep^ Gierke of this Board Do Affix the Seal of 
this Corporation to the Said Grant and Sign the Same by order of 
this Gourt 

[71] Gity of ) ^,« Att a Common Council held at the City 

New yorkv hall of the Said City on Saturday the 3** 

of Sepb' Anno Dom 1743 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq** Dep^^r Mayor 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson ^^ ,^ Atj 

rx^'^y T> 1 L Esq" Aldermen 

Christopher Bancker C ^ 

John Marshall J 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 



y Assistants 



Order'd the assize of Bread be till further order as followeth 
(Vizt) 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . . 10^®* for a penny 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. ..i^**- 5>4 for two pence 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . .2 - 12 for four pence 
A WTieaten Loaf (the Goursest bran only] , - . 

taken out and Not otherwise to Weigh \^ ^ 

Wheat at: ffour Shillings ^ Bushell and Ordered that no other 
Bread be Made for Sale within this Gity (hard Biskett only Excepted) 
than According to the above Assize: and all Bakers within this City 
are hereby Required: to take Notice thereof and make their Bread 
Accordingly 

Order'd that Alderman Moore: Alderman Pintard and M*" Law- 
rence be added to the Committee for Viewing the Street that Leads 
from the Markett house in the Broad wav to the North river: and that 
they Make their Report upon the fformer Order with all Convenient 
Expedition 



j^Esq'* Aldermen 






OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 95 

Order'd that the Committee for Auditing the Publick Accounts Call 
Adolph Brass Late flFarmer of the Marketts to An Account for his 
Arrears of Rent and Make their Report what is proper to be done 
therein 

\'J2\ City of ) ^q Att a Common Council held at the City 

New yorkj hall of the Said City on Wensday the 28^ 

day of Sepb*" 1743 

Present John Cruger Esq"" Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*^ D: Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

John Marshall 

John Pintard 

Henry Bogei t 

Samuell Lawrence 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Philip Minthorne 

This Board having Order'd the Draft of an Address to his Excel- 
lency the Govemour to be prepared: a Draft was Accordingly pro- 
duced and Read in the Words following Vizi 

To his Excellency George Clinton Esq** 
Captain Generall and Governour in Chief of the 
Province of New york and the Territories 
thereon Depending in America and Vice 
Admirall of the Same &c. 

The Humble Address of the Mayor Aldermen and 
Commonalty of this his Majesties Most Ancient City and 
Corporation of New york in the Colony of New york in 
America 

May it Please your Excellency : 

We his Majesties most dutifull and Loyall Subjects the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New york Attend your Ex- 
cellency to Congratulate you : on your : your Ladie's and your ffamilys 
Safe and happy Arrivall in this your Government Where We hope your 
Excellency will Enjoy Ease Tranquility and high Satisfaction 



>* Assistants 



96 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

We Do with hearts full of Gratitude and Sincerity Acknowledge 
Your Excellencys favorable Sentiments of the Loyalty of this his 
Majesties Colony: and your Good purposes and Intentions to Study 
and Promote the Interest and happiness thereof So Elegantly and 
ffully Expressed in your Excellency's Speech to the Late Assembly on 
Tuesday Last 

[73] A.S this Corporation is a Considerable part of your Excellencys 
Government We Beg leave in the Name of this City to Assure your 
Excellency of our Loyallty : flidelity and Obedience to his most Excel- 
lent Majesty King George the Second our Most Gracious Sovereign: 
And that We Will Always Zealously: and Affectionately Use our 
Utmost Endeavours to Render your Excellencys Administration 
Happy and Prosperous over us 

Sir we humbly Recommend our Antient Rights and Priviledges to 
your Excellencys Patronage and Protection and beg your Excellency 
will be ffavourably pleased to do us the honour to become A Member 
of our Corporation : and participate of our Rights and Priviledges 

We are may it Please your Excellency Your 
Excellencys most Obedient and Most Humble 
Servants 

Which was Agreed to and Ordered to be Engross'd : The Draft of a 
ffreedom to be presented to his Excellency was also read and Agreed 
to by this board in the Words ffollowing Vizt 

John Cruger Esqf Mayor and the 
City of New york SS Aldermen of the City of New york To all 

to whom these presents Shall Come Send 
Greeting Know ye that We the Mayor : Aldermen and Commonalty of 
the City of New york aforesaid Assembled in Common Council being 
Willing to Demonstrate the Great Value and Esteem we have for the 
Person of his Excellency George Clinton Esq'^ Captain Generall and 
Governour in Chief of this his Majesties Province of Ne\y york and 
Territories thereon Depending in America and Vice Admirall of the 
Same : &c : and being truly Sensible of the Great honour it will be to 
this Corporation to have So Worthy a person a Member thereof: 
Ordered that he be presented with the flFreedom of this Corporation : 
with the Seal thereto Enclosed in a Gold Box: These are therefore 
to Certifie and Declare that his Said Excellency George Clinton Esq*" 
is hereby Admitted Received and Allowed : a ff reeman and Citizen of 
the Said City : To have : hold : Enjoy : and Partake of all the Benefitts 
Liberties priviledges: ffranchises: ffreedoms and Immunities whatso- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



97 



ever Granted or belonging to the Same City : In Testimony whereof 
the Said Mayor And Aldermen have Caused the Seal of the Said City 
to be hereunto Affixed the day of In the Seventeenth 

year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the 
Grace of God of Great Brittain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of 
the faith &c: And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven 
hundred and forty three 

And Ordered the Same be handsomely Engrossed on parchment: 
And the Seal of this Corporation Affixed thereto to be Enclosed in a 
Gold Box of about Twenty pounds Value and that M*" Charles Le Roux 
be Desired to prepare Such a Box Accordingly 



[74] City of )gg 
New yorkv 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Thursday the 29^^ 
day of September (being the Feast of S* 
Michael the Arch Angle) Anno DoITT 1743 



Present John Cruger Esq*" Mayor 



ab 



ab 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
Christopher Bancker 
Joha Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Philip Minthome 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



^ 



>.Esq" Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New york for Elect- 
ing this day One Alderman : One Assistant : two Assessors : One Col- 
lector and two Constables in the Six Wards on the South Side of 
Fresh Water : and One Alderman : One Assistant ffour Assessors : two 
Collectors : and ffour Constables for the Out Ward of the Said City to 
Vol. V.-7 



98 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Serve in their Respective offices for the year Ensueing : the Respective 
Aldermen of Each Respective Ward Made Return this day into the 
office of Town Gierke Under their hands of the Several! persons 
Elected: to Serve in the Severall offices aforesaid Viz! 



i 



East Ward 



[75] 






West Ward -< 



V. 



North Ward -< 



South Ward < 



Dock Ward < 



^ Simon Johnson Esq'' 
Samuell Lawrence 
Leonard Lespenard 
& John Marschalck 
Bartholomew Skatts 
No Constables 
Returned 
William Roome Esq*" 
Henry Bogert 
John Van Gelder 
Tobias Stoutenburgh 
Joseph Devoe 
Thomas Warner 
John Goelet 

^Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Esq' 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Stoutenburgh 
John Van Aemam 
Richard Waldron 
Benjamin Paddrick 
Thomas Childs 
John Moore Esq' 
Abraham Depeyster 
Rob* Gilb* Livingston 
Henry Van Borsom 
Samuell Dunscomb 
John Lusher and 
George Nicolls 

''John Pintard Esq' 
George Brinckerhoff 
Gerrardus Duyckinck 
& Tobias Ten Eyck 
John Tuder 
Levy Samuell 

»^ James Napier 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 
Collector 

I Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 
Collector 

> Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 



/ 
S 



1 

s 



Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



99 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



1 



Alderman 
assistant 



assessors 



>: 



Collector 
(Constables 



Out Ward 



S 



Alderman 
Assistant 

assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



For Bowry 
Division 



For Harlem 
Division 



J 



' John Marshall Esq*^ 

Robert Benson 

Benjamin Peck 

John Aspinwall 

William Depeyster 

Hendrick Van Ness & 

Simon Van Sise 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Esq' 

Nicholas Bayard 

Samuell Kip and 

Lawrence Gamer 

Qaus Dyckman 

Adrian Hooglandt & 

Matthew Hopper 

Adolph Myer & 

Adolph Benson 

John Myer Jun'' 

Benjamin Waldron & 
^Benjamin Benson 

His Excellency George CHnton Esq*" Captain Generall and Gover- 
nour in Chief of the Province of New york and Territories thereon 
Depending in America and Vice admirall of the Same &c : by and with 
the Advice and Consent of his Majesties Council was pleased to Ap- 
point the ffollowing officers for the City and County of New york for 
the year Ensueing (Vizt) John Cruger Esq*" to be Mayor: Water 
Bailiff and Gierke of the Marketts William Jamison Esq*" to be high 
Sheriff and Richard Nicholls Esq*" to be Coroner : of the said City and 
County for the year Ensueing 

[76] The Mayor hath Appointed John Goelet to be high Constable 
of this City for the year Ensueing 

Order'd the Alderman of the West Ward do Cause a New Election 
of a Constable for the Said Ward in the Room of John Goelet (who is 
Appointed high Constable) and that the Election be on Wensday next 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N° 903 urer to pay to Charles Le Roux of this City Goldsmith 

Warr* Issued or order the Sum of Twenty pounds Ifourteen Shil- 
lings and four pence Current money of this Colony in 
full for a Gold Box made by order of this Corporation 






I02 



^^fr^UTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



'•• 






his Excejj^ncfy Approved thereof: to which his Excellency was 

• • • 

please8. to Answer that the Choice was Agreable to him, and Ap- 
proy%fi ••thereof , That the Said Gerrardus Stuyvesant Should be 
JDfiputy Mayor of this City of New york Accordingly : Whereupon the 
, Kikyor Attended as aforesaid Returned to the City hall where after 
' {he Ringing of three Bells [78] And Proclamation Made for Silence, 
the Commission of the Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerke of the Mar- 
kett and the Commissions of the high Sherif and Coroner were pub- 
lished and then this Court Returned to the Common Council Chamber 
where the Said John Cruger Esq^ being Taken Sick the Recorder 
According to the Directions of his Majesties Royall Charter Granted 
to this Corporation, Administred the Oaths aforesaid Appointed to 
be taken by Act of Parliament Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath and Usual Oaths for the 
Due Execution of their Respective offices unto the Respective Mag- 
istrates and Officers following (Vizt) 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq** Dep*J^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore y 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Nicholas Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
William Jamison Esq*" 



Esq*^ Aldermen of the City of New york 
And Justices of the Peace for the Said 
City and County of New york 






>► Assistants of the City of New york 



Richard Nicholls Esq*" 

Cornelius Depeyster 
John Goelet 



East Ward 



West Ward 



high Sherif of the City and County of New 

york 
Coroner of the City and County of New 

york 
Chamberlain (Sick) 
High Constable 
Constables Sworn (to witt) 

! Samuell Hazard John Myer Dep*T 

John Lake John Tenbrook Dcp : 

Thomas Warner 
^ William Spoor James Kennedy Dcp 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



103 



North Ward 
South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 

Ward 
Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 



East Ward 
West Ward 
North Ward 
South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montg: 

Ward 
Bowrv 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 



^Benjamin Paddrick (Sick) 
) Thomas Child 

John Lusher 

George Nicolls 

Levy Samuell Tho^ Wenman Dep*a^ 

James Napier 

Hendrick Van Ness (ab) 

Simon Van Sise Antho Ham Dep*T 

Adrian Hooglandt (ab) 

Matthew Hopper 

Benjamin Waldron (ab) 

Benjamin Benson (ab) 

Abraham Mills Deputy Sheriff 

Assessors Sworn (to witt) 
Leonard Lespenard & 
John Marschalk (ab) 
John Van Gelder ft 
Tobias Stoutenburgh 
John Stoutenburgh (ab) ft 
John Van Aemam 
Rob' Gilbert Livingston (ab) ft 
Henry Van Borsom (ab) 
Gerrardus Duyckinck & 
Tobias Ten Eyck 
Benj* Peck (ab) ft 
John Aspinwall 
Samuell Kip (ab) ft 
Lawrence Gamer (ab) 
Adolph Myer (ab) ft 
Adolph Brass (ab) 



[79] Ordered that Alderman Johnson: Alderman Marshall: Alder- 
man Cortlandt, M*" Depeyster, M*^ Lawrence, M*" Brinckerhoff and 
M*" Benson or any four of them be a Committee to Auditt the Treas- 
urers Books and Ace*? and all other Publick Accounts of this Cor- 
poration, and Make their Report on the Auditt of the Treasurers 
Books and Accounts with all Convenient Expedition 

Ordered that the Qerke of this Board prepare Advertizements to 
be Publickly affixed up for Letting to farm the Severall Stalls, Stand- 
ings and places in the Publick Marketts at the house of James Coden 
at three a Qock in the afternoon on the 26^ of this Instant for one 
year from the first day of November next. And that Alderman John- 



104 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) gg 
New yorkj 



Present 



>- Assistants 



son, Alderman Cortlandt, M' Depeyster M"* Brinckerhoff, and M^ 
Benson or any three of them with as many More of this Board as 
please to Attend be a Committee to Let the Same upon Such Condi- 
tions as they shall judge proper 

Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Thursday the 20*** 
day of October 1743 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq' D. Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 

Simon Johnson ^ 

John Moore > Esq*** Aldermen 

Stephen Van Cortlandt J 

Abraham Depeyster 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

Order'd: the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door 
keeper of the Common Council or order the Sum of 
Two pounds Ten Shillings Current money of this 

Colony in full for one Quarters Sallary which was due and Ending the 

14^^ Instant 

Mess"? Adolph Philipse, John Moore and David Clarkson Esq*^* 
Late Representatives in the Generall assembly for this City Sent their 
Certificates of the times of Service with their Releases: and Order'd 
the Same Entry be made as was formerly Made on the Like Occasion 
And that M*" Philipse's Certificates be afterwards Returned him if he 
Requires them. 

Certificates of 
John Moore Esq** 

1739 i4Aprill 19 days 

i7Novr 82 

1740 12 July 16 

3Novr 43 

1741 13 June 61 

27 Nov 74 

1742 22 May 33 

13 October. .. 21 

1743 30 Aprill 12 



N? 90s 
Warr! Issued 



Certificates of 
Adolph Philipse Esq*" 

1737 16 December. 64 days 

1738 19 October. ..35 

1739 14 Aprill 19 

i7Novr 82 

1740 12 July 16 

3 Nov 56 

1741 13 June 61 

27 Nov«" 74 

1742 22 May 33 

29 October.. . 22 

1743 30 Aprill 12 



474 



361 



Certificates of 
David Clarkson Esq"^ 

1739 14 April! 19 days 

i7Novr 82 

1740 12 July 16 

3 Nov 56 

1741 13 June 61 

27N0V'* 74 

1742 22 May 33 

29 October. . . 22 

1743 30 Apr ill 10 



373 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 105 

M"" Philipse's Certificates were all Endorsed with 
Memorandum. Releases thereon in the words following (viz^) N° i 

These are to Certifie that I have and by these presents 
Do Acquitt Exonerate & Release all and Every the ffree holders ffrec- 
men & Inhabitants of the City & County of New york of & from all 
Manner of Claim and Demand which I now have or which my Exors 
or adSTOrs might hereafter make for or by Reason of the Within men- 
tioned Service perfomied by me in the Generall Assembly as one of 
the Representatives for the Said City and County: Witness my hand 
the ly^i of December 1737. A. D. Philipse. 

And M^ Moore's and M^ Clarkson's were Annexed together and 
also Endorsed in the Same Manner. 

[80] Ordered there be a New Election for a Constable in Montgom- 
crie Ward on Mondav next in the Room of Hendrick Van Ness who 
is Neither a ffreeman nor a ffreeholder 

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

New yorkj hall of the Said City on Fry day the Elev- 

enth day of November Anno DoTiT 1743 

Present John Cruger Esq"^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq"* D Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson ^Esq*"* Aldermen 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Abraham Depeyster 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence ^Assistants 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

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 Laws, Orders, 
and Ordinances of this Corporation which on the ffourth day of No- 
vember 1742 Were Made, Ordained Renewed Estabilished and Pub- 
lished : be Revived and Continued and Remain in full force and Virtue 
for one year from and Affter the date hereof (Viz*) 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law to Prevent Strangers from being a Char«fe to this Cor- 
poration 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 



io6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law for the Better preventing of ffire 
A Law for Marking of Bread 
A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer and Syder by Retail 
A Law Appointing a place for the More Convenient hiring of Slaves 
A Law for Regulating of Negros and Slaves in the Night time 
A Law Restraining Slaves Negros and Indians from Gaming with 
Moneys or for Moneys 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

A Law for punishing of Slaves who Shall Ride Disorderly through 
the Streets 

A Law Giving a Reward to any person or persons who Shall Ap- 
prehend Any Negro : Mullatto or Indian Slave offending Against any 
of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this Province 
A Law for Regulating Carts and Cartmen 
A Law for Regulating of Packers : Guagers and Cullers 
[8i] A Law Regulating the Making ffreemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 
A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells, in the Dock and Slips 
of this Citv 

A Law for the Preserving of the Bridges and Common Sewer in 
the Docks of this City 

Regulating for Paying Dock Money 
A Law Prohibiting the Burning of Lime on the Common 
A Law for Regulating and Establishing ffees for Inviters to ffun- 
eralls 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets, Lanes and Allies of this City 
A Law for paving the Streets, Lanes and Allies within the City 
of New york 

A Law Against firing Guns in the Street 

A Law Against Killing Neat Cattle, any where but at the Slaughter 
houses 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to Prohibitt digging holes or Cutting Sods on the Commons 
A Law for Preventing frauds in ffirewood 
A Law Prohibiting Slaughter houses in the Out Ward 
A Law Estabilishing ffees for the Slaughter houses 
A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law prohibiting the Cutting of Timber on the CoMons by Brick- 
makers & Charcoal Burners 

A Law for Regulating ffcnces 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 107 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New york 

A Law for Regulating the office of Qiamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New york 

A Law for the Better Securing the City of New york from the 
Danger of Gunpowder 

A Law Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoopsticks, and Saplings on the 
Commons 

A Law for Preserving the ffish in Fresh Water Pond 

A Law for Better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts 
in the City of New york. 

A Law Declaring to what Uses : the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayoralty, and the Seal of the Mayors Court Shall be put 
unto 

A Law Appointing Convenient places for Unloading of Hay: for 
Estabilishing : the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles And 
for the Ease of Ancient and Disabled Cartmen. 

A Law for Repealing a Clause in a Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relating to the Assize of Cask : for Pork : Beef and ffish 

A Law to Prohibitt the Exportation of Beef: and Pork untill the 
Same is Repacked and Branded by the Sworn Packers 

A Law for Regulating and Declaring the Duty of ffiremen in the 
City of New york 

A Law to Prohibitt, Negros and other Slaves Vending Indian Corn 
Peaches, or any other ffruit within this City: 

A Law Restraining Negros from going to ffetch Tea Water on a 
Sunday other than to the Next Well or Pump to the place of their 
abode and Riding horses thro the Streets or out of Town on a Sunday 

A Law for the further Regulating the Publick Marketts within the 
City of New york 

Also a Law for Appointing Estabilishing and Regulating a Good 
and Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New york Made and Pub- 
lished the Twenty first day of December last past 

Also a Law for the better preventing the Forestalling of Provisions 
Comeing to the Publick Marketts of this City Made and Published the 
30*** day of March last and to Continue and Remain in full force and 
Virtue for one vear 

IT 

[82] Order D the Clerke of this Board Deliver to Bartholomew 
Skaats Lessee of the Docks and Slips his Bond for Performance of 
Covenants of Said Lease, for the year 1742 he having produced his 
Receipts from the Treasurer of the payment of his Rent. 



io6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law for the Better preventing of ffire 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

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

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

A Law for Regulating of Negros and Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Restraining Slaves Negros and Indians from Gaming with 

Moneys or for Moneys 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

A Law for punishing of Slaves who Shall Ride Disorderly through 

the Streets 

A Law Giving a Reward to any person or persons who Shall Ap- 
prehend Any Negro : Mullatto or Indian Slave offending Against any 

of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this Province 
A Law for Regulating Carts and Cartmen 
A Law for Regulating of Packers : Guagers and Cullers 

[8i] A Law Regulating the Making ffreemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells, in the Dock and Slips 

of this Citv 

A Law for the Preserving of the Bridges and Common Sewer in 

the Docks of this City 

Regulating for Paying Dock Money 

A Law Prohibiting the Burning of Lime on the Common 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing ffees for Inviters to ffun- 

eralls 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets, Lanes and Allies of this City 

A Law for paving the Streets, Lanes and Allies within the City 

of New vork 

m 

A Law Against firing Guns in the Street 

A Law Against Killing Neat Cattle, any where but at the Slaughter 
houses 

A I^w Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to Prohibitt digging holes or Cutting Sods on the Commons 

A Law for Preventing frauds in ffirewood 

A Law Prohibiting Slaughter houses in the Out Ward 

A Law Estabilishing ffees for the Slaughter houses 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law prohibiting the Cutting of Timber on the CoHTons by Brick- 
makers & Charcoal Burners 

A Law for Regulating ffcnces 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 107 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New york 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New york 

A Law for the Better Securing the City of New york from the 
Danger of Gunpowder 

A Law Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoopsticks, and Saplings on the 
Commons 

A Law for Preserving the ffish in Fresh Water Pond 

A Law for Better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts 
in the City of New york. 

A Law Declaring to what Uses: the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayoralty, and the Seal of the Mayors Court Shall be put 
unto 

A Law Appointing Convenient places for Unloading of Hay: for 
Estabilishing : the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles And 
for the Ease of Ancient and Disabled Cartmen. 

A Law for Repealing a Clause in a Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relating to the Assize of Cask : for Pork : Beef and ffish 

A Law to Prohibitt the Exportation of Beef: and Pork untill the 
Same is Repacked and Branded by the Sworn Packers 

A Law for Regulating and Declaring the Duty of ffiremen in the 
City of New york 

A Law to Prohibitt, Negros and other Slaves Vending Indian Corn 
Peaches, or any other ffruit within this City: 

A I-^w Restraining Negros from going to ffetch Tea Water on a 
Sunday other than to the Next Well or Pump to the place of their 
abode and Riding horses thro the Streets or out of Town on a Sunday 

A Law for the further Regulating the Publick Marketts within the 
City of New york 

Also a Law for Appointing Estabilishing and Regulating a Good 
and Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New york Made and Pub- 
lished the T\\ cnty first day of December last past 

Also a Law for the better preventing the Forestalling of Provisions 
Comeing to the Publick Marketts of this Cit>' Made and Published the 
30**> day of March last and to Continue and Remain in full force and 
Virtue for one year 

[82] Order D the Clerke of this Board Deliver to Bartholomew 
Skaats Lessee of the Docks and Slips his Bond for Performance of 
Covenants of Said Lease, for the year 1742 he having produced his 
Receipts from the Treasurer of the payment of his Rent. 



iq8 minutes of the COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered tliat the Alderman of the Out Ward Cause a New Election 
of A Constable for the Dowry Division in the Room of Adrian Hoog- 
landt who Served before within fifteen years: past: And that there 
be also a New Election of a Constable for Harlem Division in the 
Room of Benjamin Benson who is a Trooper: and that the Elections 
be on Thursday next 

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

N<*9o6 urer to pay to William Roome Esq^ or order the Sum 

Warr^ Issued of Twenty two pounds Twelve Shillings and Six pence 

half penny Current money of this Colony in full of his 
Account : for Glazing and Painting work done at the ff erry house, on 
Nassau Island as Appears by his Account which is Audited and Al- 
lowed 

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

N** 907 urer to pay to Simon Johnson Esq^ or order the Sum 

Warr* Issued of Two pounds fifteen Shillings Current money of this 

Colony being for So Much Money by him Expended 
at Sundry Meetings of Committees by order of this Board. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N°9o8 urer to pay to M*^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the 

Warr* Issued Sum of fforty four pounds four ShiUings and Ten 

pence Current money of this Colony in full for his two 
Accounts for Iron Work for the City hall : Poor house and fferry house 
As Appears by his Accounts which are Audited And Allowed 

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

N** 909 urer to pay to Johannes Myer: or order the Sum of 

Warr* Issued ffifteen pounds Current Money of this Colony in order 

for him to pay the Severall Constables for the Severall 
Nights and Days they have Respectively Watched till the 14^^ day of 
October Last 

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

N° 910 urer to pay to Abraham Mills or order the Sum of 

Warri Issued Three pounds Eight Shillings and three pence half 

penny Current money of this Colony in full for fire 
Wood and Candles for the Watch and for Cleaning the Watch house 
As Appears by his Account which is Audited and Allowed 

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

N<*9ii urer to pay to Bartholomew Skaats or order the Sum 

Warr* Issued of One pound Sixteen Shillings and Ten pence half 

penny Current money of this Colony in full for money 
by him Expended in Repairing the Scow of this Corporation as Ap- 
pears by his Account which is Audited and allowed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 109 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N°9i2 urer to pay to Wynant Van Zandt or order the Sum 

Warr* Issued of Two pounds Six Shillings Current money of this 

Colony in full for a pump for the use of this Corpora- 
tion : As Appears by his Account which is Audited and Allowed 

[83] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N°9I3 Treasurer to pay to Johannes Burger or order the Sum 

Warr* Issued of Sixty Eight pounds Sixteen Shillings and Six pence 

Current money of tliis Colony: Fifty Eight pounds 
Seven Shillings And Six pence part thereof being for the full Ballance 
of his Account for Work done and Materialls found: for Repairing 
tlie Ferry house on Nassau Island and the Remaining Ten pounds 
Nine Shillings to be by him paid to Joseph Palding for Lime and 
Bricks ffurnished for the Said Work as Appears by their Accounts 
which are Audited & allowed 

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

N? 914 urer to pay to Johannes Roome or order the Sum of 

Warr^ Issued One hundred Ei^ ty Seven pounds five Shillings And 

Nine pence farthing Current money of this Colony, One 
hundred and Twenty one pounds Twelve Shillings and three farthings 
part thereof being in full of his Account: Eighteen pounds Seventeen 
Shillings other part thereof to be by him paid to Peter Roome : in full 
of his Account: Three pounds fourteen Shillings and Eleven pence 
other part thereof to be by him paid to John Johnson, in full of his 
Account : ffour pounds and Two pence other part thereof to be by him 
paid to Garret Coesine in full of his Account And Thirty Nine pounds 
One Shilling and Seven pence half penny the Residue thereof to be 
by him paid to James Davie in full of his Account all being for Work 
done and Materialls found for Repairing the fferry house on Nassaw 
Island : as Appears by their Accounts which are Audited and Allowed 
Alderman Moore Appeared and took his Seat at the Board And 
M"* Mayor Withdrawing ; the CoHTon Council was Continued by .the 
Deputy Mayor 

Alderman Johnson from the Committee for Letting the Stalls, 
Standings and places in the Publick Marketts Reported that they had 
Let the Same at Publick Vendue on the Twenty Sixth day of October 
last, for one year from the ffirst day of this Instant November to the 
first day of November next to John Carpenter of this City Butcher for 
the Sum of Ninety Eight pounds and the Dep : Clerk produced to this 
Board the Leases for the Said Stalls, Standings, places and proffitts 
of the Said Marketts which were Read and Approved, and Ordered 



no MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

that if the Lessee Approve thereof that the D. Clerk affix the Seal 
of this Corporation thereto, and Sign the Same by order of this Board, 
the Said Lessee Executing his part and giving Security for perform- 
ance of Covenants 



[84] City of / ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 



New york V "^"^ City hall of the Said City on Fryday the 

30^ December 1743. 



> Esq^? Aldermen 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" D. Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlrridt 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh I a • ^ ^ 

>-, T^ . , 1 «. > Assistants 

George Brmckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

M^ Deputy Mayor Communicated to this Board a Letter from M*" 
William Smith and Samuell Clowes to Alderman Johnson which was 
Read and is In the Words following (Vizt) New yorl^ lo^t Deer. 1743. 
Sir: at the Last Supream Court a Rule was made at the Motion of 
Hendrick Remson on which William Smith was Assigned of Council 
with the Plaintiff in an Action Relating to y* Right of the People of 
Brucklyn to Free fferriage to and from the City of New york which 
Rule was this day Served on the Said William Smith and he is Re- 
quired to Assist the Said Remson pursuant to the Said Rule : Now the 
Intention of these Lines is to Desire you to Inform us : whether it will 
be more Agreable, to the Corporation and you, that the Action, Should 
be brought against the Corporation in their Politick Capacity: or 
against you in your private Capacity : We Suppose the fformer will be 
most Agreeable : but then it will be Necessary that two things be done : 
first that the Corporation make an Attorney to Appear at the next 
Court: Secondly that the Attorney Agree under his hand to Admit 
the Evidence Relating to your Acts to be the Act of the whole Cor- 
poration. Please to Inform us of Answer to these particulars by the 
first Opportunity Because we would proceed in that way. Which is 
most obliging to you And the Corporation, if Consistent with the Trust 
Reposed in us : who are &c : Signed W^ Smith : S. Qowes To Simon 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK m 

Johnson Esq'' [(]Copy:) Whereupon it is Ordered that Alderman 
Johnson and Alderman Van Cortlandt be a Committee to Meet M' 
Murray M^ Alexander and M^ Chambers and to advise with them what 
will be proper to be done therein : and to Desire them to Appear for 
the Corporation or for Alderman Johnson as they Shall See most Con- 
venient to any Suit that may be Brought for Trying the Right of the 
People of Brookland to Free flferriage to and from this City: and if 
they Shall think it most Adviseable for the Suit to be Brought against 
the Corporation in their Politick Capacity that the Clerke of this Board 
affix the Seal of this Corporation to a Warrant to the Said Joseph 
Murray: James Alexander and John Chambers to Appear for this 
Corporation & Defend Such Suit 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? 915 urer to pay to Abraham Mills or order the Sum of 

Warr* Issued Three pounds Current money of this Colony in full for 

his Trouble in providing fire Wood and Candles for 
the Night Watch from the first of May Last to October following 

[85] City of i «« Att a Common Council held at the 

New yorki House of John Cruger Esq'' on Fry day the 

17^? Feb7 Anno DoUT 1743 [-4] 

Present John Cruger Esq*" Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Samuell Lawrence ^ 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 

Ordered the Clerke of this Board Deliver M*" Theophilus Elsworth 
his Bond for performance of Covenants of his Lease of the Stalls: 
Standings &c: of the Publick Marketts from November 1742 to 
November 1743: he having produced his Receipts for the payment 
of his Rent 

This Board having Taken into Consideration the Indictment of 
the Late Grand Jury of this Corporation for Sundry Nusances : Or- 
dered that Alderman Johnson : Alderman Moore Alderman Pintard : 



>^Esq" Aldermen 



-/ 



> assistants 



112 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Alderman Marshall: M*" Lawrence: M"* Brinckerhoff and M*^ Benson 
or any four of them be a Committee to Examine into the Said 
Nusances and Consider how and in what Manner the Same ought to 
be Removed and to make their Report with all Convenient Expedition 
and Consider how and in what Manner the Same ought to be Removed 
and to make their Report with all Convenient Expedition 

Ordered that the Law for Cleaning the Streets : Lanes and Alleys 
of this City be Published in all the publick papers: and that forty of 
them be Separately printed and Affixed up in the Most publick places 
with Notice that for the future the Breach of the Said Law will be duly 
punished. 

Ordered that the Docks and Slips of this City be Let to ffarm to 
Bartholomew Skaats of this City Goldsmith for the Ensueing year on 
the Same Terms and Conditions as it was Let the Last year : and that 
the Clerk of this Board prepare Leases Accordingly: and that he 
affix the Seal of this Corporation, to the Counter part thereof upon his 
giving Security for performance of Covenants. 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson: Alderman Cortlandt: And M' 
Bayard be a Committee to prepare the Draft of a Law of this Corpora- 
tion for Removing Such Trades out of this City as are Publick Nu- 
sances, and preventing Such for the future : and that they prepare the 
Same with all Convenient Expedition 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further order as followeth 
(Vizt) 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh. . .o*^. .ii>4<** for a penny 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . i . . .8 for two pence 

a White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh 3 . . . i for four pence 

A Wheaten Loaf of the Courses [t] Bran^ . . 

only taken out and Not otherwise r 3 • • 3 P 

Wheat at Three Shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell : And Ordered 
that no other Bread be made for Sale within this City (hard Biskett 
only Excepted) than According to the above Assize and all Bakers 
within this City are hereby Required to take Notice thereof and Make 
their bread Accordingly 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? 916 urer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door 

Warr* Issued keeper of the Common Council or order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current money of this 
Colony in full for one Quarters Sallary which was due and Ending the 
14*'* of January Last 



>- Esq^* Aldermen 



^ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 113 

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

New yorkv house of John Cruger Esq^ on Fry day the 

2^ day of March Anno DoiH 1743/4 

Present John Cruger Esq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuvvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Henry Bogert 

Samuel! Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh I 4 • . . 

T> 1- _^ T* > Assistants 

Robert Benson 

George Brinckerhoff 

Abraham Depeyster 

The Petition of M' Anthony Rutgers: John Roosevelt: Jacobus 
Roosevelt : and Christopher Bancker praying a Grant of the Land and 
Soil under the Water from high Water to Low Water mark and from 
thence two hundred foot into the River between Desbrosses and the 
Land of Harmanus Rutgers in Montgomerie Ward was Read and 
Ordered that the Petitioners Lay before this Board at their next 
Meeting their Title Deeds to the Upland and Meadow before which 
they pray for the Said Grant 

The Committee Appointed the 17*** of ffebruary Last to Examine 
into the Publick Nusances for Which this Corporation were Indicted 
and to Consider how and in What Manner the Same Ought to be Re- 
moved made their Report in the words following (Vizt) City of New 
york ss We the Subscribers being Appointed on the Seventeenth In- 
stant to be the Committee by this Board : to Examine into the Nusances 
for Which this Court was lately Indicted by the Grand Jury of the 
Supream Court: and to Consider how and in what Manner the Same 
Ought to be Removed Do in Obedience and in pursuance of the Said 
Appointment humbly Report that we Conceive that the Slip Commonly 
Called Beekmans Slip in Montgomerie [Ward] of this City is a publick 
Nusance: also that the Slip Called Burlings Slip in the Ward aforesaid 
is a Publick Nusance and that they may and Ought to be Removed by 
Paving at the Charge of the Corporation also that the Slip Commonly 
Vol. v.. 



114 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Called the Fly Slip is a great and Intollerable Common Nusance and 
must be Removed at the Charge and Expence of this Corporation also 
that the filth: Dirt and Nastiness under the Meal Markett and the 
Ground fronting the Same to the River at Low Water mark is a Nu- 
sance and Ought to be Removed at the Expence aforesaid As also that 
the Slip Called the Old Slip is a Great and Publick Nusance and to be 
Removed as aforesaid and the Said Committe do further and Lastly 
Report [87] that the particular way : Manner or Method for Removing 
the Said Nusances and preventing them as far as may be) for the 
future : is from the Nature : and Circumstances and Situation of them 
almost Impracticable if not Impossible for this Committe Minutely to 
particularize and therefore Conceive that the Effectuall doing thereof 
must be Left and Referred to a particular Committee to be Appointed 
for that purpose : all Which is humbly Submitted by your most humble 
Servants S : Johnson : John Moore : John Marshall : Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson: February 24*^ 1743 Which Report was Read and Ap- 
proved And Ordered that the Same persons as were Appointed on the 
17*1* of ffebruary Last to Examine into the Said Nusances or any four 
of them be a Committee to See the Said Nusances Effectually Removed 
and for preventing them (as far as may be) for the future: and that 
the Same Committee or any four of them have power to draw from 
time to time on the Treasurer of this Corporation for any Sums they 
Shall Want towards purchasing Materialls and Employing Workmen 
in Removing the Said Nusances not Exceeding Two hundred pounds, 
and that if they Shall Want more money for the Compleating the 
Work : That they Apply to this Board for the Same 

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

New yorkj hall of the Said City on Fryday the 13*** 

day of April! Anno DoUT 1744 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" Dep*? Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Abraham Depeyster ^ 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Robert Benson 
Joris Brinckerhoff 



>.Esq''» Aldermen 



J 



>- Assistants 



J 



OF THt: CITY OF NFW YORK 115 

Mess'? Christopher Banckcr and John Roosevcll Appeared before 
this Board and produced Some Copies o£ Title Deeds {or the Upland 
and Meadow meiilioncd in tlieir Petition Preferred to this Board tJie 
2* day of March last And Thereupon II is Ordered that Alderman 
Roomc: Alderman Johnson: Alderman Moore Alderman Marshall 
Capt Lawrence: M' Hogerl and M' Brinckerhoff or any five of tliem 
be a Committee to Examine into the Allegations of the Petition: and 
tlie Pretensions of M' Benjamin Peck and to make their Report to this 
Board with all Convenient Expedition 

Alderman Koome froni tlie Committee Appointed the 4"' day of 
August Last to \'icw the piece of Ground for Which M' Peter Living- 
stone Desired llie Release of this Corporation Reported that he with 
the Committee Appointed had Viewed the Same piece of Ground and 
that they were of Opinion that this Corporation [88] Might Release 
all ihcir Right to the Said piece of Ground to the Said M' Livingstone 
or his father for whom he Applyed for the Sum of Ten pounds which 
Report is Approved by this Board : Axd Ordered the D : Gierke of 
this Board prepare the Draft of a Release Accordingly (but at the 
Charge of the Said M' Livingston) 

OfiDtmED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N"9I7 urcr lo pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door 

Warr! Issued keeper of the Common Council or order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current money of this 

Colony in full for one Quarters Sallary which will be due and Ending 

to Morrow 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N'giS urcr to pay to M' Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the 

Warr' Issued Sum of Thirteen pounds fifteen Shillings and Nine 

pence Current money of this Colony in full of his Ace! 

(or Iron work furnished for this Corporation as Appears by his Ace! 

which is Audited and Allowed 

ORDEREt) that L'nless Adotph Brass pay to the Treasurer of this 
Corporation the Sum of Sixty pounds Current money of this Colony 
on or before the first day of May next that his Bond for Performance 
of Covenants of his Lease of the Piiblick Marketts be put in Suit ; But 
that if he pays th* Same that (lis Lease and Bond be Cancelled and 
DeliYfred op 

Ohhered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N"9ig urcT to pay to Richard Nichotis Dep'' Clerk of this 

Warr* Issued Bnanl or onler the Sum of ffive pounds Nine Shillings 

and Ten pence for the Baltanc« of his two Last yean 

Ace'? which arc Audited A Allowed 



ii6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Report of the Committee on Auditing the Treasurers books 
and Accounts was Read and Approved and ordered to be Entered and 
is in the words following (Viz*) City of New york ss We the Sub- 
scribers being the Committee Appointed on the ffourteenth day of Oc- 
tober Last to Auditt the Treasurers Books and Accounts and all other 
Publick Accounts of this Corporation Do in Obedience to the Said 
Appointment Report that We have this day Carefully Perused and 
Examined the Books and Accounts of the Said Treasurer or Chamber- 
lain from the ffourteenth day of October One Thousand Seven hun- 
dred and thirty nine to the ffourteenth day of October Last aforesaid 
and it Appears tp us by the Said Books as also by the Annexed Ac- 
count that there was in the hands of the Said Treasurer belonging to 
this Corporation on the ffourteenth day of October Last the Sum of 
Seven hundred and Ninety two pounds ten Shillings and ten pence 
three farthings, the Said Committee Do further Report that it Appears 
Evidently to them from the Said [89] Books & Annexed Account that 
(together with the Sum aforesaid) in outstanding Good Debts in the 
Said Account particularized the Treasurer with proper Directions And 
Authority from this Court may be possessed of the Sum of Seventeen 
hundred pounds : Further that it appears to this Committee by Sundry 
Receipts from M*" Richard Nicholls the Deputy Common Clerk to the 
Said Treasurer to the Amount of the Sum of One hundred and fifteen 
pounds ten Shillings to him paid as ff ees for Licences to Tavern keepers 
which this Committee Conceive the treasurer had neither power to pay 
nor M*" Nicholls to Receive because the Monies Ariseing from the 
Grant of Lycences to Tavern keepers belongs to this Corporation and 
no other ways to be disposed of than by Order and Direction of the 
Corporation : The Committee Do further Report that it Appears by the 
Said Treasurers Books that M*^ Mayor has Retained the Sum of 
Seventeen pounds Eight Shillings out of the Sums Ariseing from the 
Grant of Lycenses to Tavern keepers, which this Committee humbly 
Conceive M^ Mayor hath not any Right or Title thereto for the Reasons 
aforesaid : And Lastly that proper Directions be given by the Common 
Council to Recover So much of the Arrears of the Account of the Tax 
for Night Watches as may be Conveniently had all Which is Never- 
theless humbly Submitted by y«* most humble Serv*? S Johnson : John 
Marshall Stephen V Cortlandt: Sam^ Lawrence: Joris Brinckerhoff : 
Robert Benson Feb7 13*^ 1743 And Ordered that the treasurer forth- 
with Endeavour to get in the Outstanding debts due to this Corpora- 
tion and that he publickly Advertize the. Same that they pay their 
Respective Debts on or before the first day of July next or that tficy be 
Sued for the Same 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 117 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N<* 920 urer to pay to Johannes Myer or order the Sum of ffour 

Warr^ Issued pounds Current money of this Colony in full for Ex- 
traordinary Services by him Done for this Corpora- 
tion 

Ordered that all the Owners of the Houses between M*^ Chambers 
& M*" Depeysters Corner house by the Bowling Green have Liberty to 
Range their ffronts in Such Manner as the Alderman and Assistant 
of the West Ward Shall think proper. 

Ordered that the Committee for Removing the Publick Nusances 
or any four of them have power to Draw from time to time on the 
Treasurer of this Corporation for any further Sums: (over and above 
the Two hundred pounds before ordered) which they Shall Want for 
Compleating the Removall of the Nusances not Exceeding Two hun- 
dred pounds more And that the Same Committee have power to Repair 
the Long Bridge and Docks in Such Manner as they Shall think Con- 
venient 

Ordered that no Market for the future Shall be Erected at Maiden 
Lane Slip: but What Shall be Contiguous and Adjoyning to the 
Markett house now built there 



>.Esq'^* Aldermen 



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

New yorkj hall of the Said City on Fry day the 27*"* 

day of Aprill 1744 

Present John Cruger Esq' Mayor 
William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
John Moore 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 
George Binckerhoff 



J 



>^ Assistants 



ii8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N?92i urer to pay to Richard Nicholls D. Clerk of this City 

Warr^ Issued or order the Sum of Forty nine pounds Sixteen Shill- 
ings in full for the Clerks ffees on Granting i66 Ly- 
censes to Retailers of Strong Liquors which Remains Unpaid to the 
26^^ of March Last Inclusive 



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

New yorkj hall of the Said City on Thursday the 3** 

day of May 1744 






>.Esq" Aldermen 



Present John Crugcr Esq' Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuvesant Esq*^ D. Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*^ Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Samuell Lawrence ^ 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bavard 



y Assistants 



A Law Entituled A Law to Remove and Prevent Nusances 
WITHIN the City of New York was three times read and Agreed to 
and after the Ringing of three Bells was published and is in the words 
following Vizt Whereas Reason Dictates and by Universall Experience 
it is found that the health of the Inhabitants of any City Does in a 
Great Measure Depend upon the Purity of the Air of that City and that 
when the Air of a City is by Noisom Smells Corrupted Distempers of 
many kinds are thereby Occasioned And Whereas during the Latter 
part of the two [91] Last Summers a Most Noisom Smell was Gener- 
ally Perceived by all who went into the South East part of this City : In 
Which part thereof a Most Mortall and Infectious Distemper then there 
raged while other parts of this City Retained Perfect health and Which 
Mortall and Infectious Distemper in all human Probability Arose and 
was Occasioned by the Noisom Smell aforesaid And Whereas the Said 
Noisom Smell was probably occasioned in part by the Nastyness of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 119 

Sundry Docks and Slips in the Said South East part of the City 
Which during this Winter and Spring all human Means have been 
Used and put in practice by the Magistrates of this City to prevent the 
Like for the ff uture : But there's Reason to Believe that the Said Noi- 
som Smell did in Great part Arise from Sundry Tan pitts: Tan ffatts 
and other Pitts of Tanners Skinners: Leather Dressers Curriers and 
Glovers within or too near the Populous and Most Inhabited part of 
this City and also from the Uncured hides Skins and Leather and the 
Blubber and other Materialls by them Used in their houses and Work 
houses Yards and other places for the Dressing thereof and the Rather 
this is to be Supposed for that the Said Mortall and Infectious Dis- 
temper broke out in Near and Round Some Skinners Tanners Curriers 
and Leather Dressers houses and Yards and Raged most X'iolently in 
and Near to those places to the Lo: "^ of Many Lives and particularly 
of Severall persons of the Said Occupation And WheriL/\s also It is of 
Great Consequence to the Lives health Trade and prosperity of the 
Inhabitants of this City that all proper Means be L'sed and Taken for 
preventing the Return of the Said Infectious Distemper and forasmuch 
as Offensive Smells are often Occasioned by the keeping of Swine 
and the Dye of Hatters and the Putrid and Corrupted Materialls of 
Starch Makers and the Blood and Garbage of Small Cattle killed and 
Slain within this City and the Guts and Garbage of ffish Cast into the 
Streets Dirt ffilth and Oyster Shells Lying in the Cellars or yards of 
Dwelling houses to the Oeat Danger of the Health of the Inhabitants 
of this City Living Near Such Offensive Smells Occasioned by the 
Causes aforesaid for Remedy whereof Be it Ordained bv the Mavor 
Recorder: Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New york Convened 
in Common Council and it is hereby Ordained bv the Authority of the 

mm m 

Same that from and after the Twenty fifth dav of this Tn>;tant Mav 

mm m 

No person or persons whatsoever: Shall have: Use: Make or koep nny 
ffatt or pitts of Standing Water Whether for Tanners. Skinners 
Leather Dressers : Curriers : Glovers or any other use wh:it soever that 
may be a Nusance to tho Inhabitants within this City to the South- 
ward of Fresh Water or within r)ne hundred Yards to the South Side 
thereof under the Penally of Ten Shillings for F.very dny fi»r livery 
Such ffat or Pitt So had Used Made or kept Unfilled up with r.nrth 
And Bk it furthkr Ordatxhi) bv the Authority aforesaid tli:it all 
ffatts and Pitts of Standinjs: Water whatsoever for the Uses of the 
Occupations aforesaid or any other L'se whatsoever that may be a Xu- 
sance as aforesaid to the Southward of the Limitts before ?denti«»ned 
Shall be filled up with Earth untler the Penalty of Ten Shillings to be 



I20 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

paid by the Possessor or Possessors: Occupier or Occupiers of the 
Soil where Such flfatt or flfatts : Pitt or Pitts are or Shall be, and Under 
the Like Penalty for Every day that the Same Shall Remain Unfilled up 
as aforesaid after the Said Twenty fifth day of this Instant May Axn 
BE IT P'URTHER Ordained by the Authority aforesaid that if any Tan- 
ner : Skinner : Leather Dresser Currier or Glover or other person Shall 
after the Said Twenty fifth day of this Instant May bring and keep in 
any place or places to the Southward of the Limitts aforesaid During 
the Space of Twenty [92] four hours any Undressed or Uncured hides 
Skins Leather or any Blubber or other Materialls whatsoever for 
Dressing the Same or for any other Use that does Emitt any Noisom 
Smell Every person or persons So offending Shall fforflfeit the Sum of 
Ten Shillings for Every Such offence And Be it further Ordained 
by the Authority aforesaid that from and after the Twenty fifth day 
of this Instant May no person or persons within this City Shall keep 
any Live hog or hogs to the South Ward of the Fresh Water afore- 
said under the Penalty of Three Shillings for Every hog for Every 
day the Same Shall be So kept to the Southward of the Bound and 
Limitts aforesaid And be it also further Ordained by the Authority 
aforesaid that no Dye of Hatters or other dyers or Corrupted Noisom 
Water of Starch Makers Shall be Poured or Suffered to Run into the 
Channells of the Streets of this City Either by Night or by day from 
the Twenty fifth day of March to the first day of November in Every 
Year Nor Suffered to Remain in the houses and Yards or other places 
of Such Hatters or Dyers or Starchmakers living to the South Ward 
of ffresh Water aforesaid nor Shall any Guts: Blood or Garbage of 
any Kind Whatsoever be Cast into the Streets of this City or Remain 
24 hours in the houses : Outhouses : Yards or other places of the In- 
habitants of this City Living to the South Ward of ffresh Water 
Aforesaid under the Penalty of Ten Shillings for Every Offence in 
Each of the particulars aforesaid And it is also further ordained by 
the Authority aforesaid that no Dirt ffilth: Shells of Oysters Clams 
or any Shell ffish from the ffirst day of May to the ffirst day of Octo- 
ber in Every Year Shall be Suffered to Remain in the Houses: Cel- 
lars : Yards or other places of any of the Inhabitants of this City to 
the Southward of Fresh Water aforesaid above the Space of Twenty 
four hours Nor Shall Any person or persons Presume to Lay any 
Dung : Dirt : filth : or any kind of Nastiness on any part of the Com- 
mons or Vacant Lotts to the South Side of the Poorhouse and the 
House Commonly Called the Guard house of this Cit>' under the Pen- 
alty of Ten Shillings for Every offence in Each of the particulars 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK m 

aforesaid; All Which ffines and penalties Shall be Recovered before 
ihe Mayor: Recorder and Aldermen or any one of them with Costs of 
Suite one half whereof Shall be paid and Applyed to the Church War- 
dens for the Use of the Poor of this City and the other half to Such per- 
son or persons who Shall Sue for and Prosecute the Same to Effect 
PiwmDED always tliat Nothing herein contained Shall Extend to or be 
Construed to Affect any person or persons that have any ffatt or ffatts: 
Pitt or Pitts in the place Commonly Called Beekman Swamp in this 
City now made or placed there during the time that the present Re- 
spective Possessors of the Pitts or ffatts there So Make use of the 
Same And Ordered the Said Law be forthwith Printed and a proper 
Jvumber Affixed up in the most Publick places within this City 

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

N? 922 urer to pay to Abraham \'an Wyck of this City or Or- 

Warrt Issued der the Sum of Nine pounds Twelve Shillings and Six 

pence Current money of tliis Colony in full of his Acci 

of Disbursements Laid out for M' Burroughs by Order of this Board 

which is Audited and Allowed 

Obder'd that the Alderman and Assistant of the Out Ward Lay 
out a piece of Ground for Abra: Palding for Making Bricks and Make 
their Report of the Same and upon what tenns &c. 



'93 1 City of 
NtwYork 



-SS 



^Esq'* Aldermen 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Fryday the }%'^ 
May 1744 
Present John Cruger Esq' Major 

Gcrrardus Stuyvesant Esq' D. Mayor 
William Roonic 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandl 
Henr>' ISogert 
Sam u ell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh J-Assistants 

Robert Benson 
George Itrinckerholf J 
This Board being Informed that one John Misseroll and David 
MUkr make a practice of bringing people and Goods irom Long 



124 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Bread be made for Sale within this City (hard Biskett only Excepted) 
than According to the Above Assize And all Bakers within this City 
are hereby Required to take Notice thereof and Make their Bread Ac- 
cordingly 

[95] Ordered that the Committee Appointed the 30*** day of July last 
to View a piece of Ground Desired by Cap* Warren to be Granted by 
him, or any five of them, (taking the City Surveyor to their Assist- 
ance) Cause the Same piece of Land to be Surveyed & Laid out and 
that they Agree with Cap* Warren for the Same And Make their Re- 
port to this Board of the Terms & Conditions thereof with all Conven- 
ient Expedition. 

The Petition of Walter Hyer for a Grant of Ground & Water 
lott Contiguous to & in the Rear of his Ground fronting the North 
River On the West Side the Broad Way the Breadth of his Said Lott 
And two hundred feet into the Said River from Low Water Mark was 
Read, And Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Cortlandt, M' 
Bogert & M*" Brinckerhoff or any three of them be a Committee to Ex- 
amine into the Allegations of the Said Petition, And that the Said 
Committee Cause a Survey and Draft of all the Water Lotts between 
Elds Corner & Roosevelts, and Make their Report with all Conven- 
ient Expedition 

The Draft of a Release of a Small Slip of Land in the North Ward 
to Peter Van Brugh Livingston was Read and Approved And Or- 
dered (if the Said M*" Livingston Approve thereof that the Same be 
Engrossed And that the Dep^T Clerk of this Board Do Affix the Seal 
of this Corporation to the Said Release And Sig^ the Same by order of 
this Court 

Ordered That the Treasurer of this Corporation Deliver up to Oba- 
diah Hunt his Bond in which he was Security for Andrew Law late 
/farmer of the Docks & Slips. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ 927 Treasurer to pay to Abraham Mills or order the Sum 

Warr^ Issued of Seven pounds five Shillings Current Money of this 

Colony for Victualling Some Prisoners in Goal and 
Emptying the Ordure Tubbs of the Prisoners to the first of May Last 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson Alderman Pintard : M^ Lawrence 
ft M' Brinckerhoff or any three of them be a Committee to Have the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



"5 



Publick Marketts of this City Repaired in Such Manner as they Shall 
find Necessary 



[96] City of Jgg 
New York^ 



I 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 1 1*^ of 
September Anno DoITT 1744. 



Present 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 



I 



Assistants 



The Committee Appointed the 30*^* day of July last to View a piece 
of Ground Desired by Cap^ Warren to be Granted to him to Cause the 
Same to be Surveyed and Laid Out, And to Agree with him for the 
Same Make their Report in the Words following Viz* We the Com- 
mittee Appointed the 23^ day of July last past unto whom the Appli- 
cation of Cap* Peter Warren (by the Mouth of M*^ Richard Nicholls) 
was Referr'd, Do Report that the Swamp Meadow, and the Slip of 
Upland Adjoyning thereunto Scituate At or near the House of the 
Late John Wood, in the Out Ward of the Cit)' of New York be Grant- 
ed & Demised unto the Said Cap* Peter Warren his heirs and As- 
signs [(]at the Annuall Rent of one pepper Corn only) for Seven full 
Years from the date of Such Grant or Lease, in Consideration of the 
Singular and Immenent Services done And perfformed by him Not 
Only for the Kingdom of Great Brittain in Generall, but for this City 
& Colony in particular, and also to Testify the Gratefull Acknowledge- 
ments of the Corporation of this City to the Said Cap* Peter Warren 
and the Great Esteem and Affection they have for his person 

And the Said Committee Do further Report that they have Agreed 
with the Said Cap* Peter Warren to Grant unto him his heirs and 
Assigns for ever the Said Swamp: Meadow & Slip of Upland Upon 
the Annuall Rent of Eight Shillings ^ Acre for every Acre in them 



126 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

contained, to Commence at the End or Determination of the Said 
Seven Years. But As it is at this time Impracticable to Make an Exact 
& Acurate Draft or Chart of the Number of Acres Contained in the 
Said Swamp ; &c So as to Settle and fix the [97] Whole Annual! Rent 
being prevented and Interrupted by thick and interwoven Bryers, 
Thorns. Wood and Brush, So the Committee humbly Recommend that 
the Doing thereof and passing a Grant or Lease be Postponed or Re- 
ferred to the Season when that may be done, which will Probably be 
the next Winter And in the Meantime that it be ordered by the Com- 
mon Council And Minuted in their proceedings that So Soon as a per- 
fect and Acurate Draft or Chart Can be made and Returned by one Or 
more of the Sworn Surveyors of this City, of the Said Swamp, 
Meadow And Upland Adjoyning thereto, proposed and Agreed to be 
Granted as aforesaid the Same Shall be Granted, to the Said Cap* Peter 
Warren his heirs and Assigns in Manner and form aforesaid, All 
Which is Nevertheless Most humbly Submitted by Your Most humble 

Servants /- j c^ 

Gerrard. Stu)rvesant 

r-'^ r XT VI Wilt Roome 

City of New York o t t. 

o i^r fi, S Johnson 

Henry Bogert 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 

Which Report is Approved off, and Agreed to by this Board 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*>928 Treasurer to pay to John Moore Esq*^ or order the 

Warr* Issued Sum of Sixty Seven pounds Six Shillings and Six 

pence half penny Current Money of this Colony in full 
of his Ace* of Disbursements for this Corporation to the 3* of this In- 
stant as Appears by his Ace*' which are Allowed. 

Ordered, the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*>929 Treasurer to pay to Richard Bradley Esq^ Attorney 

Warr* Issued Generall of this Province or order the Sum of Three 

pounds Three Shillings and Nine pence Current 
Money of this Colony in full for his ffees on a prosecution against this 
Corporation for Publick Nusances As Appears by his Ace* which i% 
Allowed. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



127 



Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Marshall Alderman 
Cortlandt M*^ Brinckerhoff & M' Benson or any three of them be a 
Committee for Laying out and Regulating the Streets in Montgomerie 
Ward And to Make their Report to this Board with all Convenient Ex- 
pedition 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N®930 Treasurer to pay to Jacobus Turck or order the Sum 

Warr* Issued of Twenty pounds three Shillings and Nine pence 

Current Money of this Colony in full for his taking 
care of the ffire Engines for five quarters to the first of August last, 
and for Disbursements for the Same As Appears by his Acct which 
is Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue liis Warrant to the 

N**93i Treasurer to pay to William Jamison Esq' high SheriflF 

Warr! Issued of this City or order the Sum of Two pounds Sixteen 

Shillings Current Money of this Colony in full for his 
fFccs for Service of Process on a prosecution against this Corporation 
for Publick Nusances. 



[98] City of ) 
New York ^^^ 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Saturday the 29*** 
day of September (being the Feast of S^ 
Michael the Archangle) Anno Domini 

1744 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" Mayor 
ab Daniel Horsmanden Esq' Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Marshall 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Abraham Depeyster 

Nicholas Bayard 
ab Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George BrinckerhoflF 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



J 



>. Assistants 



128 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor : Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Elect- 
ing this day, One Alderman, One Assistant two Assessors one Col- 
lector and two Constables in the Six Wards on the South Side of 
ffresh Water And one Alderman One Assistant, Four Assessors two 
Collectors and ffour Constables for the Out Ward of the Said City to 
Serve in their Respective Offices for the Year Ensueing, the Respect- 
ive Aldermen of Each Respective Ward Made Return this day into the 
Office of Town Clerk Under their hands of the Severall persons Elected 
to Serve in the Severall Offices aforesaid (Viz*) 



East Ward -< 



l99l 



West Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward < 



^ Simon Johnson Esq*^ 
Samuell Lawrence 
David Provoost 
Jacobus Sarly 
Bartholomew Skaats 
Hendrick Vandewater 
Abraham Myers Cohen 
William Roome Esq*^ 
Henry Bogert 
John Brower 

>.John Johnson 
Joseph Devoe 
Peter Colwell 
Richard Clarke Cook 

'"Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Esq' 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
William Vredenburgh 
Peter Lott 
Richard Waldron 
Martinus Cregier 
John Waghome 
John Moore Esq' 
Abraham Depeyster 
Peter Low 
Henry Lawrence 
Andrew Breastead 
John Varrick 

^John Robinson 



> 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



129 



r 



Dock Ward 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



Out Ward 



John Pintard Esq' 
Joris BrinckerhoflF 
Nathaniel Marston 
^ Peter Clopper 
John Tuder 
William Millener 
William Taylor 
John Marshall Esq*^ 
Robert Benson 
Abell Hardenbrook 
Evert Byvanck 
Adolph Brass 
George Peterson 
John Van Wyck 
^Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Esq' 
Nicholas Bayard 
Philip Minthome 
Jelles Mandeville 
Lawrence Gamer 
John Boss 
Andrew Gibbs 
Abraham Myer 
Jacob Myer 
Benj* Benson 
John Nagle 
Arent Cortright 



Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 

>Con§tables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



For 
>- Bowry 
Division 



J 



For 
>- Harlem 
Division 



J 



[100] His Excellency George Clinton Esq'' Captain Generall and Gov- 
emour in Chief of the Province of New York and the Territories 
thereon Depending in America and Vice Admirall of the Same And 
Rear Admirall of the Red Squadron of his Majesties ffleet by and with 
the Advice and Consent of his Majesties Council was pleased to Ap- 
point the ffollowing officers for the City and County of New York : for 
the Year Ensueing to witt Stephen Bayard Esq'^ to be Mayor Water 
Bailiff and Clerk of the Markett, William Jamison Esq'^ to be high 
Sheriff and John Cortlandt Esq'' to be Coroner of the Said City and 
County for the Year Ensueing. 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) That Cornelius Depeyster 

Esq' the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is 

Vol. v.. 



128 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor : Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Elect- 
ing this day, One Alderman, One Assistant two Assessors one Col- 
lector and two Constables in the Six Wards on the South Side of 
ffresh Water And one Alderman One Assistant, Four Assessors two 
Collectors and flfour Constables for the Out Ward of the Said City to 
Serve in their Respective Offices for the Year Ensueing, the Respect- 
ive Aldermen of Each Respective Ward Made Return this day into the 
Office of Town Clerk Under their hands of the Severall persons Elected 
to Serve in the Severall Offices aforesaid (Viz^) 



East Ward -< 



l99l 



West Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward < 



^ Simon Johnson Esq*^ 
Samuell Lawrence 
David Provoost 
Jacobus Sarly 
Bartholomew Skaats 
Hendrick Vandewater 
Abraham Myers Cohen 
William Roome Esq*" 
Henry Bogert 
John Brower 

>.John Johnson 
Joseph Devoe 
Peter Colwell 
Richard Clarke Cook 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Esq' 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
William Vredenburgh 
Peter Lott 
Richard Waldron 
Martinus Cregier 
John Waghome 
John Moore Esq' 
Abraham Depeystcr 
Peter Low 
Henry Lawrence 
Andrew Breastead 
John Varrick 

^John Robinson 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



129 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



'^John Pintard Esq*^ 
Joris BrinckerhoflF 
Nathaniel Marston 
Dock Ward ^ Peter Clopper 

John Tuder 
William Millener 
William Taylor 
John Marshall Esq*^ 
Robert Benson 
Abell Hardenbrook 
Evert Byvanck 
Adolph Brass 
George Peterson 
John Van Wyck 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Esq^ 
Nicholas Bayard 
Philip Minthome 
Jelles Mandeville 
Lawrence Gamer 
John Boss 
Andrew Gibbs 
Abraham Mver 
Jacob Myer 
Benj* Benson 
John Nagle 
^Arent Cortright 



Out Ward 



Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 

>Con§tables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



For 
>- Bowr\' 
Division 






For 
>- Harlem 
Division 



J 



[100] His Excellency George Clinton Esq'' Captain Generall and Gov- 
emour in Chief of the Province of New York and the Territories 
thereon Depending in America and Vice Admirall of the Same And 
Rear Admirall of the Red Squadron of his Majesties fflect by and with 
the Advice and Consent of his Majesties Council was pleased to Ap- 
point the fFollowing officers for the City and County of New York : for 
the Year Ensueing to witt Stephen Bayard Esq*^ to be Mayor Water 
Bailiff and Clerk of the Markett, William Jamison Esq"^ to bo high 
Sheriff and John Cortlandt Esq*^ to be Coroner of the Said City and 
County for the Year Ensueing. 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) That Cornelius Depeyster 

Esq' the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is 

Vol. V. 



I30 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

hereby Elected & Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Cor- 
poration for the Year Ensueing, he giving Such Security as the Law 
Directs 

The Mayor hath Appointed George Peterson to be high Constable 
for the Year Ensueing 

Ordered the Alderman of Montgomerie Ward do Cause a New 
Election of a Constable for the Said Ward in the Room of John 
[George] Peterson who is Appointed high Constable And that the 
Election be on Thursday next 

Ordered the Alderman of the North Ward do Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the Said Ward in the Room of John Waghorne 
who is one of the Troopers, And that the Election be On Thursday 
next 



City of )gg 
New York V 



[loi] City of ) <;,^ Att a Common Council held at the City 

Hall of the Said City on Munday the ffif- 
teenth day of October (Sunday being the 
fFourteenth) Anno Domini 1744 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq' Recorder 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Marshall 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Abraham Depeyster 

Nicholas Bayard 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 






>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 131 

This Day Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ (being Mayor by Virtue of 
his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to this Corporation from the 
Death of John Cruger Esq' Late Mayor) Attended by M*^ Recorder 
the Aldermen and Assistants: High Sherif. Town Clerk, (the Cham- 
berlain being Sick) Coroner High Constable: Constables and other 
Officers of this Corporation between the hours of Ten and Eleven in 
the forenoon of the Same day Went in their flformalities from the City 
Hall to the House of his Excellency the Honourable George Clinton 
Esq*" Captain Generall and Governor in Chief of the Province of New 
York and the Territories thereon Depending in America and Vice Ad- 
mirall of the Same and Rear Admirall of the Red Squadron of his 
Majesties ffleet and there Waited on his Said Excellency and there the 
Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead of the Oaths 
of AUegfiance and Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath in the 
presence and by the order of his Said Excellency were Administred 
unto Stephen Bayard Esq*" as Mayor Water Bailiff and Qerk of the 
Markett of this City of New York As also of one of his Majesties 
Justices of the Peace for the City and County of New York And Also 
the Usuall Oath of office of Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the 
Markett of the City of New York and Justice of the Peace in the 
presence of all the Severall Members of this Court above Mentioned : 
And thereupon M*^ Mayor Acquainted his Excellency the Governour 
that pursuant to the Authority to him Granted by his Majesties Royall 
Charter he had Appointed Gerrardus Stuyvesant [102] Esq*^ One of 
the Aldermen of the Said City to be Deputy Mayor of this City and 
Corporation if his Excellency Approved thereof to which his Excel- 
lency was pleased to Answer the Choice was Agreable to him And he 
Approved thereof that the Said Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" Should be 
Deputy Mayor of this City of New York Accordingly. Whereupon the 
New Mayor Attended by the Old Mayor as aforesaid Returned to the 
City hall where after the Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation 
made for Silence the Commissions of the Mavor: Water Bailiff and 
Clerk of the Markett and the Commissions of High Sheriff and Coroner 
were published. And then this Court Returned to the Common Council 
Chamber where the Said Stephen Bayard Esq*" was placed in the 
Chair; And then According to the Directions of his Majesties Royall 
Charter Granted to this Corporation the Said Stephen Bayard Esq*" 
the Mayor of this Corporation Administred the Oaths aforesaid Ap- 
pointed to be taken by Act of Parliament Instead of the Oaths of Alle- 
giance and Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath And the Usuall 



132 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Esq" Aldermen of the City of New York 
and Justices of the Peace for the City 
and County of New York 



Oaths for the due Executing of their Respective Offices unto the 

Respective Magistrates and Officers following (vizt). 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Marshall 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Abraham Depeyster 

Nicholas Bayard 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

William Jamison Esq*" 



^ 



>. Assistants of the City of New York 



John Cortlandt Esq*" 

Cornelius Depeyster Esq 
George Peterson 

[103] 
East Ward 



West Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward 



Dock Ward 



Montg^ Ward 



High Sherif of the City & County of New 

York 
Coroner of the City & County of New 

York 
Treasurer (Sick) 
High Constable 
Constables Sworn (Viz*) 
(Hendrick Van de Water Jacobus Slover Deputy 
/Abraham Myers Cohen John Myer Deputy 

James Kennedy Deputy 



Peter Colwell 

Richard Clarke Cook 

Martinus Cregier 

William Colwell 

ab ^ohn Varrick 

John Robinson 

^William Millencr 

/William Taylor 

(Abraham Outerkirk 

j^John Van Wyck 

T5 T^- • • (John Boss 

Bowry Division -{ . - ^.,, 
•^ / Andrew Gibbs 



Enoch Hunt Deputy 
Tho' Wenman Deputy 



John Tenbrook Deputy 
Anthony Ham Deputy 



Harlem Division]^ ^ , . 



Arent Cortright 
James Mills & ) 
Abraham Mills j 



Deputy Sheriffs 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



133 



Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Moore, Alderman 
Cortlandt. M' Depeyster : M"" Bayard M"" Brinckerhoff and M*" Benson 
Or any four of them be a Committee to Auditt the Treasurers Books 
and Ace*? and all other Publick Accounts of this Corporation and Make 
their Report on the Auditt of the Treasurers Books & Ace*? with all 
Convenient Expedition 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** 932 Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger & Door- 
Warr* Issued keeper of the Common Council or Order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this Col- 
ony in full for one quarters Sallary Which is due and Ending this day 



[104] City of )gg 
New York^ 



I 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Thursday the 18*** 
day of October Anno DoTH 1744. 



Present 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



^ 



>- Assistants 



Stephen Bayard Esq*" Mayor 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen [Van] Cortlandt^ 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 

Samuell Lawrence 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N<* 933 urer to pay to M'' Isaac Stoutenburgh or Order the 

Warrt Issued Sum of Twenty three pounds two Shillings and Nine 

pence. Current Money of this Colony Nineteen pounds 
Seventeen Shillings and Eleven pence part thereof being the Ballanee 
of his Ace* of Sallary and Disbursements as Overseer of the Night 
Watch of this City to the first of this Instant October and the Remain- 
ing Three pounds four Shillings and ten pence in full of his Ace? for 
work done at the Poorhouse & City hall as Appears by his Accts which 
are Audited & allowed 



134 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

And Ordered that M' Isaac Stoutenburgh be con- 

N** 934 tinued Overseer of the Night Watch for the Year En- 

Warr* Issued sueing on the Same Terms and Sallary as the last year. 

And Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to the Said Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the Sum of 
Fifteen pounds Current Money of this Colony to purchase ffirewood 
and Candles for the Use of the Watch 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



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

New York V hall of the Said City on Fryday the 26^** 

day of October Anno Dofil 1744 

Present Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 
Simon Johnson ^ 

John Moore 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Abraham Depeyster 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 
Samuell Lawrence 



>- Assistants 



Ordered that the Clerk of this Board prepare Advertizements to 
be publickly Affixed up for Letting to farm the Severall Stalls Stand- 
ings and places in the Publick Marketts at the house of Edward Willet 
at four a Clock in the Afternoon on the 29^** of this Instant for One 
Year from the first day of November next. And that Alderman John- 
son Alderman Marshall, Alderman Van Cortlandt, M"" Lawrence and 
M' Benson Or any three of them with as many more of this Board As 
please to Attend be a Committee to Let the Same upon Such Conditions 
as they Shall Judge proper. 

Ordered that unless Adolph Brass pay the Sixty pounds to the 
Treasurer in Eight days, which was formerly ordered the Deputy 
Clerk of this Board put his Bond in Suit. 

Ordered that John Stevens Cordwainer be a Fireman for the East 
Ward in the Room of John Bogert who is Removed out of the Said 
Ward 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 135 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N®935 Treasurer to pay to Mf Isaac Stoutenburgh overseer 

Warr* Issued of the Watch or order the Sum of Twenty one pounds 

One ShiUing Current money of this Collony in Order 
for him to pay the Same to the Severall Constables for the Severall 
Nights and Days they Watched Respectively from the 14*** day of 
April! to the 14^ day of this Instant October Inclusive 

Ordered that Daniel Lawrence be Appointed one of the Publick 
Measurers of this City 



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

New York V hall of the Said City on Monday the 

Twelfth day of November Anno DoUT I744« 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq"^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roomfe 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshall 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Samuell Lawrence 

Abraham Depeyster 

Nicholas Bavard 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq'* Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



-/ 



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 Laws, Orders and 
Ordinances of this Corporation which on the Eleventh day of Novem- 
ber 1743 were Made ; Ordained, Renewed. Estabilished. and Published, 
Be Revived and Continued and Remain in ffuU force and Virtue for 
one Year from and after the date hereof (Viz*) 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords dav Called Sundav 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corporation 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the better preventing of ffire 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 



136 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

A Law for Regulating of Negros and other Slaves in the Night 
time 

A Law Restraining Slaves Negros & Indians from Gaming with 
money or Moneys 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

A Law for punishing of Slaves who Shall Ride Disorderly through 
the Streets 

[107] A Law giving a Reward to any person or persons who Shall 
Apprehend any Negro, Mulatto, or Indian Slave oflfending Against 
any of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this Province 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Cartmen 

A Law for Regulating of Packers, Guagers and Cullers 

A Law Regulating the Making ffreemen 

A Law for Regulating the Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Docks & Slips 
of this City 

A Law for preserving of the Bridges & Common Sewer in the 
Docks of this City 

Regulations for paying Dock Money 

A Law prohibiting the Burning of Lime on the Commons 

A Law for Regulating and Estabilishing ffees for Inviters to ffuner- 
alls 

A Law for Cleansing the Streets, Lanes and Alleys of this City 

A Law for the paving the Streets, Lanes & Alleys within the City 
of New York 

A Law Against ffiring Guns in the Streets 

A Law Against Killing Neat Cattle any where but at the Slaughter 
houses '1 

A Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to prohibitt Digging holes, or Cutting Sods on the Commons 

A Law for preventing flFrauds in ffirewood 

A Law Prohibiting Slaughter-houses in the Out ward 

A Law Estabilishing ffees for the Slaughter houses 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law prohibiting the Cutting of Timber on the Commons by 
Brickmaker[s] and Charcoal Burners 

A Law for Regulating flFences 

A Law for Regulating Midwives within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 137 

A Law for the Better Securing the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gun powder 

A Law for Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting hoopsticks & Saplings on the 
Common 

A Law for Preserving the ffish in ffresh Water pond 

A Law for the better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Mar- 
ketts in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what Uses, the Seal of this Corporation, the 
Seal of the Mayoralty, and the Seal of the Mayors Court Shall be put 
Unto 

A Law Appointing Convenient places for Unloading of Hay, for 
Estabilishing the Rates of Carting hay, in Tnisses and Bundles, and 
for the Ease of Antient & Disabled Cartmen 

A Law for Repealing a Clause, in Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relating to the Assize of Cask, for Pork, Beef, and ffish 
[108] A Law to Prohibitt the Exportation of Beef and Pork Untill the 
Same is Repacked, and Branded by the Sworn Packers 

A Law for Regulating and Declaring the Duty of ffiremen in the 
City of New York 

A Law to Prohibitt Negros, and Other Slaves Vending Indian Com, 
Peaches, or any other iFruit within this City 

A Law Restraining Negros from going to ffetch Water on a Sun- 
day, other then to the next well or pump to the place of their abode 
and Rideing Horses through the Streets or out of Town on a Sunday 

A Law for the further Regulating the Publick Marketts within the 
Citv of New York 

A Law for Appointing, Estabilishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York 

A Law for the better preventing the flForestalling of the Provisions 
Comeing to the Publick Markets of this City 

Also a Law Entituled a Law to Remove and Prevent Nusances 
within the City of New York. Made and Publick [published] the Third 
day of May Last and to Continue and Remain in full fforce and Virtue 
for one Year 

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

N** 936 urer to pay to Simon Johnson Esq*" Or Order the Sum 
\\''aH Issued of ffort>' two pounds four Shillings and Eight pence 

Current Money of this Colony in full of his Acct. of 
Money Disbursed by him for the Repairs of the Publick Marketts as 
Appears by his Ace! which is Audited and Allowed 



138 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ 937 Treasurer to pay to John Roome or order the Sum of 

Warr* Issued Twenty pounds Eleven Shillings and three pence Cur- 
rent money of this Colony, flfourteen pounds Eleven 
Shillings part thereof being in full of his Acd for Carpenters Work 
And Materialls ffurnished at the Poor house, and the Remaining Six 
pounds and three pence to be by him paid to James Davie in full of his 
Acct for Work likewise done at the Poorhouse & City hall as Appears 
by their Ace*' which are Audited and Allowed 

M"^ Mayor Left the Chair and the Common Council Continued by 
the Dep^y Mayor 

[109] Alderman Johnson from the Committee for Letting the Stalls 
Standings and places in the Publick Marketts Reported that they had 
Let the Same, at Publick Vendue on the Twenty Ninth day of October 
last for one Year from the first day of this Instant November to the 
first day of November Next to Adolph Brass of this City Cordwainer 
for the Sum of One hundred and ffive pounds and the Dep^^f Clerk 
produced to this Board the Leases for the Said Stalls, Standings, and 
places and proffitts of the Said Marketts and the Bond for perflForm- 
ance of Covenants which were Read and Approved And Ordered 
that if the Lessee Approve thereof that the Dep^T Clerk Affix the 
Seal of this Corporation thereto and Sign the Same by order of this 
Board the Said Lessee Executing his part and him together with Hen- 
drick Brass and George Gordon Executing the Bond for performance 
of Covenants 



City of )gg 
New York j 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Wensday the 19^** 
day of December Anno DoTTT 1744 

Stephen Bayard Esq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris BrinckerhoflF 

Robert Benson 



I 



Esq*"* Aldermen 



A 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



139 



Ordered the Alderman of the South Ward. Cause a New Election 
of a Constable for the Said Ward in the Room of John Varrick who 
was Lately Elected and W^as Neither ffreeman, nor flFreeholder, and 
that the Election be to Morrow. 



[ 1 10] City 

New York 



of ) 
^orkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Wensday the 16^ 
January Anno DoHT. 1744 [-5] 



Present 



"N 



Stephen Bayard Esq*" Mayor 
Gerrardus Stu}'A'esant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



Order'd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N®938 Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger And 

W^arr* Issued Doorkeeper of the Common Council or order the Sum 

of Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full for one Quarters Sallary which was due and Ending the 
I4*J» Inst 

M«? Baker Widow of Richard Baker late Lessee of the fferry & M' 
Edward Willet Appeared before this Board and Acquainted them that 
the Said M" Baker had Agreed to Surrender her Lease of the flferry to 
the Corporation, if the Corporation would Lease the Same to the Said 
Edward Willet upon the Same Terms and Conditions as the Lease to 
Richard Baker, and Mess'? Adoniah Schuyler and Edward Hicks 
also Appeared before this Board and Offered themselves as Security 
for the Said Edward Willet with which this Board Are Satisfved, And 
Order'd that the Qerk of this Board prepare a Surrender and also 
New Leases to the Said Edward Willet for the Remainder of the 
Term for Which it was Let to the Said Richard Baker and also a Bond 



I40 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

for perfformance of Conveyance. And Order'd that Alderman John- 
son, Alderman Marshall, Alderman Cortlandt, M*" Lawrence, M^ Stout- 
enburgh, and M*" Benson or any four of them be a Committee to See 
the Said Surrender & Lease Executed 

[ill] Order'd the Bond for performance of Covenants of the Lease 
of the Docks and Slips of this City to Bartholomew Skaats which 
Ending the first of May last be Delivered up, he having performed the 
Covenants of the Said Lease 



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

New Yorki hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 12^ 

day of flFebruary Anno DoTTT i744[-5] 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq*" Mayor 
Simon Johnson 
, John Pintard 

John Marshall j Esq*"? Aldermen 

Stephen Van Cortlandt J 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris BrinckerhoflF 

Robert Benson 



>> Assistants 



Order'd that the Docks and Slips of this City be Let to ffarm to 
Bartholomew Skaats of this City Goldsmith for the Year Ensueing on 
the Same Terms and Conditions as it was Let the Last year (Except 
that he Shall Covenant Not to Suffer Any Vessell or Boat or other 
thing to lye a Ground in the Fly Markett Slip) And that the Clerk of 
this Board prepare Leases Accordingly and a Law to prevent the 
Same 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<> 939 Treasurer to pay to Bartholomew Skaats or order the 

Warr* Issued Sum of Two pounds Eighteen Shillings and One penny 

Current Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for 
Money Expended in Repairing the Scow of this Corporation as Ap- 
pears by his Ac! which is Allowed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



141 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* 940 Treasurer to pay to M*" Isaac Stoutenburgh Or Order 

Warr* Issued the Sum of ffive pounds Eight Shillings Current Money 

of this Colony the Same being by him paid for ffour 
Extraordinary Watches at Christmass and New Year Last as Ordered 
by the Mayor and Approved by this Board 

[112] Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Pintard, Alderman 
Marshall, M*" Depeyster, M'' Lawrence, M^ Brinckerhoff, and M*" Ben- 
son or any five of them be a Committee to Reinspect the Street from 
the house of John Daly to the house of Ab. Paulding and Also to the 
house of James Desbrosses and Consider whether it will be necessary to 
make any Alteration to their fformer Report thereon 



City of ) gg 
New YorkJ 



Att a Common Coimcil Held at the 
House of Hugh Crawford in the Said City 
on Fr}'day the 19**^ day of Aprill Anno 
Dom 1745. 



1 



Esq" Aldermen 



J 



>- Assistants 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq*" Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuj-vesant Esqf D. Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and 

Doorkeeper of the Common Council or Order the Sum 

of Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 

Colony in full for one quarters Sallary which was due and Ending the 

14*'* Instant. 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Moore Alderman Pin- 
tard, Alderman Marshall, M*" Bogert M*" Depeyster, M"" Lawrence, M*" 
Brinckerhoff and M*" Benson Or any five of them be a Committee to 
Build the Common Sewer at the Lower End of Broad Street with 



N?94i 
Warrt Issued 



144 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

M*" Brandt Schuyler Surveyor of this City Returned a Chart of the 
Land Agreed to be Granted to Peter Warren Esq'^ which is Approved 
off by this Board And Ordered the D : Clerke of this Board prepare a 
Draft of a Grant of the Land Described in the Said Chart to the Said 
Peter Warren Esq*" his heirs and Assigns Reserving a pepper Com 
^ Annum Rent for the first Seven Years and four pound ^ Annum 
for ever after And Lay the Same Draft before this Board at the Next 
Meeting. 

[115] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** 943. Treasurer to pay to Teunis Tiebout Or Order the Sum 

Warr* Issued of Four pounds Current Money of this Colony to 

Enable him to put the Well Next the Watch house in 
Good Repair And to put a pump therein. 

The Committee Appointed the fifi.enth day of October Last to 
Auditt the Treasurers Books and Accoinpts And all other publick Ac- 
compts of this Corporation Made their Report upon the Audit of the 
Treasurers Books and Accompts in the Words following (to witt) 
City of New York ss We the Subscribers being the Committee ap- 
pointed on the fifteenth day of October last to Auditt the Treasurers 
Books and Accounts and all other Publick Accounts of this Corpora- 
tion, Do in Obedience to the Said Appointment Report that we have 
this day Carefully perused and Examined the Books and Accounts of 
the Said Treasurer from the fourteenth day of October One Thou- 
sand Seven hundred and forty three to the fourteenth day of Octo- 
ber last And it Appears to us by the Said Books As also by the An- 
nexed Account that there was in the hands of the Said Treasurer be- 
longing to this Corporation On the fourteenth day of October last the 
Sum of Six hundred and Twelve pounds four Shillings And Seven 
pence. The Committee humbly Refers for farther particulars to the An- 
nexed Account and to the Report of the Committee of Accounts Re- 
ported or Dated February the I3^^ 1743 from y^ humble Servants. S: 
Johnson, John Moore, Step. V Cortlandt, Joris BrinckerhofF Rob* 
Benson Nich? Bayard March i^t 1744: Which Report is: Approved 
And Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Cortlandt, M*" Bo- 
gert M' BrinckerhofF And M*^ Bayard or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to Examine what debts, due to the Corporation are Good and 
May be Recoverable, and what are bad and those they Conceive bad 
to ballance Such Accounts in the Treasurers Books And to Direct the 
Deputy Qcrk to put Such In Suit as they Shall Think proper. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 145 

The Draft of a Law Entituled A Law to prevent the Slip at the 
End of the Drain or Common Sewer from the Markett Com- 
monly Called the Fly Markett to the East River Becoming a 
NusANCE was Read in the Words following Viz! Whereas the Corpo- 
ration of the City of New York, have at a Very Great Expence Made a 
Drain or Common Sewer from the Markett Commonly Called the Fly 
Markett into the East River but by the Lying of Sloop Boats Scows 
Sparrs and other things in the Slip near the Mouth of the Said Drain at 
Low Water the Mud, Dirt and filth which Comes through the Said 
Drain is stop*t and prevented from being Carried into the Said River So 
that the Same (Unless prevented) will become a Very Great Nusance 
for preventing whereof [116] Be it Ordained By the Mayor, Recorder, 
Aldermen And Assistants of the City of New York, Convened in 
Common Councill And it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the 
Same That from and after the first day of may next No Ship Sloop, 
Boat, flatt Scow, perriauger Cannoo or Other Vessell whatsoever Or 
any Mast Yard Spar or other Timber or Lumber; do Lye AGround 
in the Slip Aforesaid which Leads from the Aforesaid Drain or 
Common Sewer into the East River Under the Penalty of Twenty 
Shillings for Every Tide or Shorter time Any Ship, Sloop. Boat flatt 
Scow, perriauger, Cannoo or other Vessell And for every Mast. Yard 
Spar piece of Timber or Lumber Shall So Lye A Ground in the Said 
Slip to be paid by the Owner or possessor of Such Ship. Sloop. Boat, 
flatt. Scow, perriauger Cannoo or other Vessell or of Such Spar Mast 
Yard piece of Timber or Lumber So lying a Ground as aforesaid 
PROVIDED always that Nothing herein Contained Shall be Construed 
to take away or Abridge the Dock Master or flfamier of the Docks and 
Slips of this City from Receiving the fees by Law Appointed for al! 
Ships, Sloops, Boats, flatts. Scows, perriaugers, Cannoos, Or other 
Vessells that Shall Come into or Lye in the Aforesaid Slip And Be 
IT FURTHER Ordained by the Same Authority That No Ship. Sloop, 
flatt. Scow, or other Vessell or Lumber whatsoever Shall Lye in the 
Aforesaid Slip at any time Afloat So as to Shut up the Same Or pre- 
vent Boats Coming into and Going out of the Said Slip Under the 
Penalty of Twenty Shillings for every Offence the One half of all 
which Penalties and forfeitures Shall be paid to the Church Wardens 
of the Said City for tlie Use of the poor thereof And the other half 
to Such person or persons As will Sue and prosecute for the Same be- 
fore the Mayor, Recorder or Any One of the Aldermen of the Said 
City. Which Law was Approved by this Board and after the Ringing 

Vol. v.— K) 



146 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of three Bells was published and Ordered the Same Continue in 
force till the Twelfth day of November next And Ordered that the 
Same Law be printed and Affixed up in Publick places and that Each 
of the Members have one 

[117] Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as follow- 
eth Vizt 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh o^ : 11 yi**' for a penny 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh 1:8 for two pence 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh 3 : i for four pence 
A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest bran only .) ^ . . 

Taken out and Not otherwise to weigh . C ^ 

Wheat at three Shillings And Six pence ^ Bushell And Ordered 
that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City (hard Biskett 
Only Excepted) than According to the Above Assize And all Bakers 
Within this City are hereby Required to take Notice thereof and Make 
their Bread Accordingly. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** 944 Treasurer to pay to M*" Isaac Stoutenburgh Over- 

Warrt Issued seer of the Watch Or Order the Sum of Twenty 

pounds Sixteen Shillings Current Money of this Col- 
ony Or Order for him to pay the Same to the Severall Constables for 
the Severall Nights and Days they watched from the 14*** of October 
to the 14*** of Aprill Instant Inclusive. 

Ordered that Alderman Pintard, Alderman Marshall, Alderman 
Cortlandt, M*" Stoutenburgh M*" Lawrence, M*" Brinckerhoflf and M'' 
Bayard Or any four of them be a Committee to have the Goals and 
City Hall Repaired and Cleansed in the Most Eflfectuall Manner and 
that they Draw upon the Treasurer of this Corporation for Such 
Money as they Shall Want for the doing thereof. 

Ordered that in Case of Any Emergency that Cannot at present be 
foreseen by Reason of the City being Attacked by an Enemy Or by 
Reason of any other Unforeseen Accident, That the Deputy Clerk of 
this Board Use his best Endeavours to Secure the Records of this 
City by Removing them to Such place Within this Province as he 
Shall Think most Safe and proper. 



OF THIi CITV OF NEW YORK 



U7 



[iiS] Cityof ) ^~ Att a Common Councill Held at the 

New York \ City Hall of the Said City on Frj'day the 

26* of Aprill 1745. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuy^'esant Esqf Dep'?! Mayor 
Simon Johnson "^ 



^EsqT Aldenncn 



John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlaiiilt 
Henry Bt^ert 
Abraham Depeystcr 
Isaac Stouten burgh 
Joris Brinckerhoflf 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Ba^-ard 

A Petition to the Generall Assembly for the better fortifying this 
City was proposed and a Draft thereof prepared which Was Read in 
the words following. Viz'. To the Honourable llie Generall Assem- 
bly of the Colony of New York. The Humble Petition of the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York Convened in 
Comraop Councill Sheweth Tliat it is with tlie Utmost Satisfaction 
and Sense of Gratitude Your Petitioners Reflect on the patemall Care 
and Becoming Zeal which which his Excellency Our Cap? Generall has 
from time to time Recommended to this Honourable House the press- 
ing Necessity of putting this City as the whole Colony into the best 
posture of Defence for the preservation thereof And particularly by that 
Seasonable Message of the Seventeenth Instant And It is with Equall 
Gratitude we observe and Reflect upon the Resolutions of the Hon- 
ourable Councill And of this Honourable House thereupon But as 
Most of tlic Inhabitants are Apprehensive that N'ot Only they but the 
Colony in Generall are Exposed to Great and Imminent Dangers by 
Ow present Defenceless Condition. We humbly Crave Leave to become 
Suitors to this Honourable Hmise in behalf of Ourselves and Our fel- 
low Gtizens that Such Speedy And Effcctuall Measures May be 
Taken in the premisses As the Absolute Necessityand [119] Great Im- 
I>ortance the present Conjuncture of .Mlairs Do Rciiiire. And Your 
Petitioners as in Duly Bound Shall Ever pniy &e 

Which wa* Approved by ibis Board And OnfiEXEU the Same be 
forthwith ECngTossed, and the Same was Engrossed Accordingly And 
Signed by the Members present and by them presented to tlic Speaker. 



I 



148 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Lease of the Docks and Slips of this City to Bartholomew 
Skaats for one year from the first day of May next was produced to 
this Board by the Deputy Clerk which was Read and Approved And 
Ordered that the Deputy Clerk Affix the Seal of this Corporation to 
the Counterpart thereof and Sign the Same by Order of this Board 
upon the Said Bartholomew Skaats Executing his part and Giving Se- 
curity for performance of Covenants: 



City of ) ^j^j Att a Common Councill at the City 

New York C Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 30*** 

of Aprill 1745 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq' Mayor 
William Roome "^ 

Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



y 

■N 



>* Assistants 



J 



The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the DH of a Grant of a 
piece or parcell of Land of Ten Acres in the Bowry to Peter War- 
ren Esq which was Read and Approved And Ordered the Same be 
Engrossed And that the Deputy Clerk Affix the Seal of this Corpo- 
ration thereto and Sign the Same by Order of this Board upon the 
Said Peter Warren or his Attorney thereunto Authorized Executing 
the Counterpart thereof 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N?94S: Treasurer to pay to Richard NichoUs D: Qerke of 

Warr* Issued, this City Or Order the Sum of fforty three pounds 

four Shillings Current Money of this Colony in full 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 149 

for the Clerks fees on Granting 144 Licences to Retailers of Strong 
Liquors from the 25*** of March 1744 to this day. 

[120] Order'd that a Streight Line be Drawn from the South Comer 
of the House of M^ Augustus Jay now in the Occupation of Peter 
Warren Esq' to the North Comer of the House of Archibald Ken- 
nedy fronting the Bowling Green in the Broad Way, And that M' 
William Smith who is now about to Build a House (and all other per- 
sons who Shall Build between the Said Two Houses) lay their foun- 
dations and Build Conformable to the aforesaid Streight Line 



City of } ^^, Att a Common Council Held at the 

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

4* day of June 1745. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq' Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq'' Recorder 
Simon Johnson ^ 

T u ii€^^u 11 >Esqf Aldermen 

John Marshall ' ^ 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Henry Bogert 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Samuell Lawrence 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 






>- Assistants 



The Petition of Comeiia Deforrest was Read Setting forth that 
there is a Vacant Lott to the Eastward of her Dwelling House 
which would be Very Convenient for her to Build on And praying this 
Board to Grant her a Lease of the Said Vacant Lott on a Small Quitt 
Rent, Whereupon It is Ordered That Alderman Marshall and Al- 
derman Van Cortlandt M' Stoutenburgh and M*" Benson Or any three 
of them be a Committee to Examine into the Allegations of the Peti- 
tion And Make their Report to this Board with all Convenient Expe- 
dition upon what Terms and Conditions and for what Term of years 
the Same Ought to be Leased 



ISO 



[121] 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City 
New York 



Of ) 

orkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council Held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
2i day of July Anno Dom 1745. 



Present 



Stephen Bayard Esq'r Mayor 
William Roome "^ 

John Moore 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 



^^Esqf Aldermen 






>* Assistants 



^ 



N?946. 
War'* Issued. 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and 
Doorkeeper of the Common Council Or Order the 
Sum of Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of 
this Colony in full for one Quarters Sallary which 
will be due and Ending the 14*^ Instant. 

Orderd that Alderman Stuyvesant, Alderman Roome, Alderman 
Johnson, Alderman Marshall, M*" Depeyster, M*" Lawrence and M*" 
Brinckerhoff or any five of them be a Committee (taking M*" Schuyler 
And M' Marschalck to their Assistance) to Examine into M"" Pro- 
voosts Title to Land he Claims which is Leased to Matthew M^Quire 
And to Make a Draft of M*" Provoosts Land and of the Land Leased to 
the Said M^uire and to Make their Report to this Board with all Con- 
venient Expedition. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N9947. urer to pay to Cornelius Van Home Or Order the 

Warr* Issued Sum of One pound two Shillings and Nine pence Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony for 350 Drest Shingles Sold 
for the Use of this Corporation in the year 1742: As Appears by his 
Account which is Allowed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 151 

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

N? 948: urer to pay to James Mills or Order the Sum of 

Warr* Issued Eleven pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eleven pence 

Current Money of this Colony in full for Emptying the 
Ordure Tubbs to the first day of May last. And for Victualling John 
Shaw Two French Prisoners and Hannover a Negro Man As Appears 
by his Accounts which is Allowed. 



[122] City of ) ^,^, Att a Common Council Held at the 

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the 10*? of July 1745 : 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq' Mayor. 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
* • John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 
John Marshall 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Henry Bogert 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Nicholas Bavard 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



-/ 

^ 



>- Assistants. 



y,\y Mayor Acquainted this Board That his Excellency the Gov- 
emour had Received an Express with the Most Agreable News of the 
Surrender of Cape Breton to his Majesties Fleet And Forces Where- 
upon this Board in Order to Express their Great Joy on that happy 
Event Order D that M^ De Joncourt be Directed to provide a Han- 
some Dinner for this Board And that His Excellency the Governour 
the Members of the Councill and Members of Assembly of this City 
with the Field Officers be Invited to Dine with this Board and that 
Alderman Pintard M^ Depeyster and M*" Brinckerhoff Order a Bon- 
fire to be prepared without Spring Garden in the Evening and that 
they Order Twenty Gallons of Good Wine to the Bonfire 



'52 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



City of ) qo Att a Common Coimcil Held at the 

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the Eighteenth day of July Anno DoITT 1745 : 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq' Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D: Mayor 

, Daniel Horsmanden Esq"" Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Abraham Depeyster ^ 

Isaac Stoutenburgh a • ^ ^ 

T • r. • 1 1. 2 > Assistants 

Jons Bnnckerhoff 

Nicholas Bayard 

Order'd the Seal of this Corporation be Affixed to an Approba- 
tion of an Agreement dated this day between Hendrick Remson and this 
Corporation and a Warrant of Attorney [123] from this Corporation 
to Joseph Murray, James Alexander & John Chambers Esq'? Empower- 
ing them to do and Execute all things touching the Said Agreement. 

Ordered that Garret Keteltass &c Executors of Abraham Ketel- 
tass Cause the Street before the Comer Lott in Street and 

the Lott from the Smith's Shop to Browers to be forthwith paved. 

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

New York I City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

Thirtieth day of September Anno DoIH 
1745 (the Feast of S* Michael the Arch 
Angell falling upon Sunday) 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq"" Dep^ Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Moore 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 



>-Esq*? Aldermen 






>- Assistants. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



153 



Conformable to his Majesties Ro3rall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor, Aldermen And Commonalty of the City of New York for 
Electing this day One Alderman, One Assistant. Two Assessors One 
Collector and Two Constables in the Six Wards on the South Side of 
ffresh Water And One Alderman, One Assistant, four Assessors, Two 
Collectors and four Constables for the Out Ward of the Said City to 
Serve in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing. the Respect- 
ive Aldermen of Each Respective Ward made Return this day into the 
Office of Town Clerk Under their hands of the Severall persons Elect- 
ed to Serve in the Severall Offices aforesaid Vizt 



East Ward -< 



[124] 



West Ward ^ 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



North Ward < 



South Ward -< 



^ Simon Johnson Esq*^ 

Samuell Lawrence 

David Provost 

Henry Cuyler Jun*" 

Bartholomew Skaats 

Daniel Shatford 

Peter De Grove 
^William Roome Esq* 

Henry Bogert 

John Brewer 

Abraham Fincher 

Joseph Devoe 

William Smith 
^William Richardson f 

Stephen Van Cortlanat 
Esqf Alderman 

Isaac Stoutenburgh Assistant 

Peter Lott K 

William Vredenburgh V 

Richard Waldron Collector 

Samuell Boyer )^ , , , 

^ r\ Li_ . > Constables 

George Dobbins \ 

^Brandt Schuyler Esq*" Alderman 

Abraham Depeyster Assistant 

Peter Low ) . 

TT T V Assessors 

Henry Lawrence \ 

John Robinson Collector 

Moses Qements )^ ^,, 

xifii' T% ij vLonstaoles 

^William Dcmaldson ^ 



V 



154 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Dock Ward 



r 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



John Pintard Esq^ 
George Brinckerhoff 
Henry Lane 
John Livingston 
Peter Van Duersen 
Andrew Varick 
Daniel Ager 
John Marshall Esq^ 
Robert Benson 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



Cornelius Van Rants ) . 

,,r.,,. T^ {-Assessors 



[125] 



Out Ward 



For 
> Bowry 
Division 






William Depeyster 
Daniel Lawrence 
John Bogert 
John Gilbert 
'Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Esq^ 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Minthome 
Jacobus Kip 

Herman Van De Water Collector 
Isaac Webbers 
David Devoor 
Abraham Myers 
Aaron Bussing 
William Waldron 
Adolph Myer Jun^ 
^John Roome 

Resolved Nemine Contra Dicente That Cornelius Depeyster Esq* 
the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is hereby 
Elected And Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing he Giving Such Security as the Law Directs 

The Deputy Mayor hath Appointed John Gilbert to be High Con- 
stable of this City for the year Ensueing. 

Ordered the Alderman of Montgomerie Ward. Do Cause a New 
Election of Constables for the Said Ward in the Room of John Gil- 
bert High Constable and of John Bogert who is one of the Troopers 
And that the Election be on Thursday next. 

Ordered that the Clerk of this Board prepare Advcrtizements to 
be publickly Affixed up for Letting to farm flie Severall Stalls Stand* 



Collector 
(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

K Assessors 



Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



For 
y Harlem 
Division 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 155 

ings and places in the Publick Marketts at the House of the Widow 
Baker at four a Clock in the Afternoon on the 22<^ of October next for 
one year from the first day of November next And that Alderman 
Johnson, Alderman Marshall Alderman Van Cortlandt M' Lawrence 
and M^ Benson Or any three of them with As Many more of this Board 
as please to Attend be a Committee to Let the Same upon Such Condi- 
tions As they Shall Judge proper 

Orderd that M^ John Marschalk have Liberty at his Own Expence 
to Make Such Conveniences as he Shall think proper in the Meal Mar- 
kett for storing the Meal brought to Markett there And providing 
Scales and Weights for Weighing the Same. And to Receive a Rea- 
sonable Reward for Storing and Weighing the Same. 



[126] City of )«^;, Att a Common Council Held at the 

New Yorkf City Hall of the Said City on Monday the 

ffourteenth day of October Anno Domini 

1745- 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ Dep^y Mayor 
William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler ^ 

Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 



>'Esq'? Aldermen 



^ 



>^ Assistants. 



This Day Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ Deputy Mayor of this City 
According to the Directions of his Majesties Royall Charter Granted 
to this Corporation (Stephen Bayard Esq^ who Continues Mayor by 
Virtue of the Said Charter — no Mayor Sherif or Coroner having been 
Appointed by his Excellency the Govcmour he being Gone to Albany 
on the 2gf^ day of September last — and also the Recorder being Ab- 
sent) Administered the Oaths Appointed to be Taken by Act of Par- 
liament Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test 
and Abjuration Oath and the Usuall Oaths for the due Executing of 



156 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Esq*"? Aldermen of the City of New 
>► York and Justices of the Peace for the 
City & County of New York. 



their Respective offices Unto the Respective Magistrates and Officers 
following Vizt 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 

[127] Cornelius Depeyster Esq^ Treasurer — Sick 

John Gilbert High Constable 






>- Assistants of the City of New York 



East Ward 



West Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward 



Constables Sworn Viz* 

Daniel Shatford Anthony Ham Dep*^ 

Peter De Grove 

William Smith — fined 

William Richardson 

Samuell Boyer 
I George Dobbins 
( Moses Clements — Ex : 

William Donaldson 



Andrew Varick 
Daniel Ager 
Isaac Stagg 
Anthony Glen 
Isaac Webbers 
David Devoor — Ex 
Adolph Myer Jun*" 



Matthew Wool Dep^ 



Enoch Hunt Dcp*^ 



Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 

Ward 
Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division )John Roome — Ex. 

Resolved and Ordered That M^ William Smith who was Lately 
Chosen and Elected a Constable of the West Ward and who has Re- 
fused to Serve in the Said Office Do pay a fine into the hands of the 
Treasurer of this Corporation, of Ten pounds Current Money of this 
Colony And that the Alderman of the Said West Ward Cause a New 
Election of a Constable of the Said Ward in the Room of the Said 
William Smith And the Election be on Saturday next. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



«57 



Ordered the Alderman of the South Ward Cause a New Election 
of a Constable of the Said Ward in the Room of Moses Clements who 
is Neither a ffreeman nor ffreeholder in this City and that the Election 
be on flFryday next. 

Ordered the Alderman of the Out Ward Cause a New Election of 
A Constable for the Bowry Division of the Out Ward in the Room of 
David Devoor who is Neither a ffreeman Nor ffreeholder and also 
Another Constable for Harlem Division in the Room of John Roome 
who has Served that office within fifteen Years past And that the 
Election be on Saturday next 

[128] Ordered That Alderman Johnson, Alderman Cortlandt Alder- 
man Schuyler. M"" Depeyster, M*" Brinckerhoff M^ Benson and M^ Bay- 
ard Or any four of them be a Committee to Auditt the Treasurers Books 
and Accounts and all other Publick Accounts of this Corporation. And 
Make their Report On the Auditt of the Treasurers Books and Accounts 
with all Convenient Expedition, & that the Same Committee Examine 
what Debts due to the Corporation are Good and Recoverable And what 
are bad, And those they Conceive bad to Ballance Such Accounts in 
the Treasurers Books and to Direct the Deputy Qerk to put Such in 
Suit as they Shall think proper. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N?949 urer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door- 

Wart Issued keeper of the Common Council or Order the Siun of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full for one Quarters Sallary which is due and Ending this 
Day. 



City of ) gg 
New York V 



An a Common Council Held at the 
City Hall of the City of New York on 
Tuesday the Fifteenth day of October 
Anno DonT 1745. 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq'r D: Mayor 



William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Marshall 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



^ 



I 



Esq"? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



iS8 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON CX)UNCIL 



7 : for four pence 



Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth Viz* 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh, .o*: io>^**" for a penny 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . i : $}^ for two pence 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. .2 : 12: for four pence 
A Wheaten Loaf the Course Bran only) 
Taken out and Not otherwise to Weigh C 

And Ordered that No other Bread be Made for Sale within this 
City (hard Biscuit only Excepted) than According to the above Assize 
and that all Bakers within this City take Notice hereof [129] And make 
their Bread Accordingly 

Order'd the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N**950 the Treasurer to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh Overseer 

Warr* Issued of the Watch of this City or Order the Sum of fforty 

three pounds One Shilling and Eight pence Current 
Money of this Colony, Twenty four pounds Sixteen Shillings And 
Seven pence part thereof being the full Ballance of his Account for his 
Years Sallary as Overseer of the Watch and for fire and Candle fur- 
nished for the Same to the 14 Instant, Three pounds five Shillings and 
One penny other part thereof being for his Account for Smith's Work 
done to the City Hall As Appears by his Accounts which are Allowed 
And the Remaining fifteen pounds being to Enable him to Purchase 
fire Wood and Candles for the Watch for the year Ensueing. 

Thomas Wenman Sworn Dep^ Constable to Samuell Boyer of the 
North Ward 



City of ) gg 
New YorkC 



Present 



Att a Common Council Held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the fifth 
day of November Anno DoTff 1745 

Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor. 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Marshall 
John Pintard 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
George Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



< 



>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 159 

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 Laws, Or- 
ders and Ordinances of this Corporation, which on the Twelfth day of 
November last Were Made, Ordained, Renewed Estabilished, and 
Published be Revived and Continued and Remain in full force and 
Virtue from and after the date hereof Vizt 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law to Prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 
[130] A Law for the Better Preventing of Fire 

A Law for Marking of Bread. 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

A Law Appointing a place for the More Convenient Hiring of 
Slaves. 

A Law for Regelating of Negros and other Slaves in the Night 
time. 

A Law Restraining Negros and Indians from Gaming with Money 
or for Moneys, 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

A Law for Punishing of Slaves, who Shall Ride Disorderly through 
the Streets. 

A Law Giving a Reward to any person or persons who Shall Ap- 
prehend any Negro, Molatto or Indian Slave Offending Against any 
of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this Province. 

A Law for R^^lating Carts and Carmen. 

A Law for Regulating of Packers, Guagers and Cullers 

A Law Regulating the Making freemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells, in the Docks and 
Slips of this City 

A Law for Preserting the Bridge and Common Sewer in the Docks 
of this City 

Regulations for Paying Dock Money. 

A Law Prohibiting the Burning of Lime on the Commons 

A Law for Regulating and Estabilishing fees for Inviters to ffuner- 
alls 

A Law for Qeaning the Streets, Lanes and Allies of this City 

A Law for Paving the Streets Lanes and Allies within the City of 
New York 



i6o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law Against Firing Guns in the Streets 

A Law Against killing Neat Cattle anywhere but at the Slaughter 
Houses 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to Prohibitt Digging Holes or Cutting Sods on the Commons 

A Law for Preventing frauds in ffirewood. 
[131] A Law Prohibiting Slaughter Houses in the Out Ward 

A Law Estabilishing fees for the Slaughter Houses. 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law Prohibiting the Cutting of Timber on the Commons by 
Brick Makers and Charcoal Burners. 

A Law for Regulating ffences 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the Office < f Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York. 

A Law for the better Securing the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gunpowder. 

A Law Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks and Saplings on the 
Commons, 

A Law for Preserving the ffish in ff resh Water Pond. 

A Law for Better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts 
in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what Uses, the Seal of the Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayoralty and the Seal of the Mayors Court Shall be put 
Unto. 

A Law Appointing Convenient places for Unloading of Hay, for 
Estabilishing the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles And 
for the Ease of Antient and Disabled Carmen. 

A Law Repealing a Clause in a Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relateing to the Assize of Cask, for Pork Beef and ffish 

A Law to Prohibitt the Exportation of Beef, And Pork Untill the 
Same is Repacked and Branded by the Sworn Packers. 

A Law for Regulating And Declaring the Duty of Firemen in the 
City of New York, 

A Law to Prohibitt Negros and other Slaves Vending Indian Corn 
Peaches or any other fruit within this City. 

A Law Restraining Negros from Going to fetch Water on a 
Sunday other than to the next Well or Pump to the place of their 
Abode and Riding Horses through the Streets or out of Town on a 
Sunday. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK i6i 

A Law for the further Regulating the Publick Marketts whithin 
the City of New York. 

A Law for Appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York 
[132] A Law for the Better preventing the fforestalling of Provisions 
Comeing to the Publick Marketts of this City 

A Law to Remove and Prevent Nusances in the City of New York 

Also a Law Entituled a Law to prevent the Slip at the End of the 
Drain or Common Sewer from the Markett Commonly Called the Fly 
Markett to the East River becoming a Nusance, made and Published 
the Nineteenth day of Aprill Last and to Continue and Remain in full 
force and Virtue for one Year. 

Orderd the Mayor, Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 951 : Treasurer to pay to M' Isaac Stoutenburgh Overseer 

Warrt Issued, of the Watch or Order the Sum of Twenty pounds 

Sixteen Shillings Current Money of this Colony in Or- 
der for him to pay the Same to the Severall Constables for the Severall 
Nights and Days they Watched from the 14*** of Aprill to the 14**' of 
October last Inclusive. 

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

N^952. urer to pay to John Baily Publick Whipper of this 

Warrt Issued. City or Order the Sum of Six pounds Current Money 

of this Colony on Acct of his Sallary which is Agreed 
to be Sixteen pounds ^> Annum And which Commenced the 15*** day 
of August Last. 

Order'd that the Severall Tanners who have Already or Shall here- 
after Digg pitts at Fresh Water for the Benefitt of Water may for the 
future Enjoy the Benefitt thereof During the pleasure of this Corpora- 
tion, And that No other person or persons Do Presume to Deprive them 
thereof 

Order'd that Alderman Johnson Alderman Cortlandt AldciTnan 
Schuyler, M"" Depeyster and M^ Bayard or any three of them be a 
Committee (they Desiring the assistance And opinion of the Chief 
Justice, the Recorder, M*" Alexander & M^ Murray) to Examine into 
the present Charter of this City and wherein the Same May be Amended 
Or altered for the Benefitt and Advantage of the City in Generall 
and to Make their Report to this Board with all Convenient Ex- 
pedition. 

Vol. v.— II 



l62 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[133] City of ^gg 
New York^ 



Att a Common Council Held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 22** 
day of November Anno DoM 1745 : 



^ 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq'' Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Simon Johnson . _ rs am 

Stephen [Van] Cortlandt ( 

Brandt Schuyler 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 



J 



>- Assistants 



J 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N^ 953. urer to pay to Simon Johnson Esq^ Or Order the Sum 

Warr* Issued, of Twenty Nine pounds Eight Shillings and one penny 

Current Money of New York, being for Money by him 
Advanced for Cleansing the Slip at the Fly Markett and Repairs done 
at the Meal Markett As Appears by his Ace* which is Allowed. 

Order'd that the Keeper of the Magazine Cause to be forthwith 
Made Twenty four Leather Baggs in Order to Cover all Casks of 
Powder from Or to the Said Magazine And that No Carman or other 
person presume to Carry any powder, but what Shall be Covered with 
Such Baggs and that the Keeper of the Magazine Do not Presume to 
Deliver out or Receive into the Magazine Any powder but what Shall 
be So Covered, And that the Said Keeper Receive One penny for the 
Use of Each of the Said Baggs or Covers. 

Order'd That Alderman Johnson, Alderman Pintard, Alderman 
Schuyler, M' Lawrence M"" Brinckerhoff And M^ Bayard Or any four 
of them be a Committee to Examine the Slip from the Drain at the End 
of the Fly Markett And if they Conceive it will be no Inconvenience to 
the Said Slip to have a pair of Stairs therein for the More Convenient 
Landing of people And Goods Coming to the Markett That the Said 
Committe Give Leave to the Neighbourhood to Build a Convenient 
pair of Stairs in the Said Slip at their Own Expence As the Said Com- 
mittee Shall Think proper. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 163 

[134] City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York^ Hall of the Said City on Wensday the 4^^ 

day of December Anno DoTff 1745. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D. Mayor. 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 



yEsqf Aldermen. 



< 



>* Assistants 



Order'd that Teunis Tiebout Jun^ Blockmaker be and is hereby 
Appointed a ffireman for the East Ward in the Room of his Father: 
John Tiebout who Desired Leave to Decline, and that Garret Abra- 
hamse Baker be and is also Appointed a Fireman for the Same Ward 
in the Room of Jacobus Montaine And that William Qarke be and is 
Appointed a Fireman for the Dock Ward. 

The Mayor Withdrew and the Common Council Continued by the 
Deputy Mayor. 

Alderman Johnson from the Committee for Letting the Stalls, 
Standings and places in the Publick Marketts Reported that they had 
Let the Same at Publick Vendue the Twenty Second day of October 
last for one year from the first day of November last to the first day of 
November next to Adolph Brass of this City Cordwainer for the Sum 
of One hundred And Six pounds, And Ordered that the Dep^T Qerk 
prepare Leases on the Same Conditions as the Leases the Last year 
And that he Affix the Seal of this Corporation thereto And Sig^ the 
Same By order of this Board The Said Lessee Elxecuting his part and 
also a Bond with Security for performance of Covenants. 

Order'd that for the future the City Watch Consist of No More 
than Seven Men And a Constable And that No person belonging to 
the Militia that Mount Guard in the Night be put upon the City Watch, 
during the time they so Mount Guard 



164 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[135] Order'd that the Inhabitants of the West Ward have Liberty to 
Make An Addition of Twenty One feet at the North End of the Mar- 
kett in the Broad way 



City of ) gg 
New Yorkv 



Present 



Att a Common Council Held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Fryday the Third 
day of January Anno DoUT 1745/6 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq* D: Mayor: 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*^ Recorder 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 



jj-Esq""* Aldermen 



J 



y Assistants 



Order'd the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N? 954 the Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and 

Warrt Issued. Doorkeeper of the Common Council Or Order the Sum 

of Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full for one Quarter's Sallary which will be due and Ending 
the I4**» Instant. 

Order'd the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N**955. the Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer one of the 

Warr* Issued Marshalls of this City Or Order the Sum of Six 

pounds Current Money of this Colony for his Extraor- 
dinary Services done for this Corporation. 

Order'd that Cornelius Van Rants be and is hereby 
N** 956 Appointed One of the ffiremen of Montgomerie Ward 

Warr^ Issued in the Room of Martin Bogert who is Gone to Sea 

Order'd the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Stephen Van Cortlandt Esq^ Or Order the Sum of 
Ten pounds Current Money of this Colony to be by him Employ'd to- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 165 

wards finishing the Publick Well Near the House of M'' Bohenna be- 
tween the North and Montgomerie Wards 



[136] City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

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

day of January Anno DoITI 1745 [-6] 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq'' D : Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden Esq'' Recorder 
Simon Johnson 

John Pintard . ^ ^ ^- , 

Stephen Van Cortlandt \ ^ ' 
Brandt Schuyler 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 



J 



>> Assistants 



Order'd that. Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Schuyler & M^ 
Brinckerhoff Wait on the Members of [for] this City and Desire the 
favour of them that when any thing Shall be Moved or offered in the 
Generall Assembly that May any Ways Affect or in Any Manner 
Abridge the City Charter, By Laws or any of the Rights and privi- 
ledges of the City that the Corporation may have the favour of having 
Notice thereof, So that they May have an Opportunity of being Heard 
by themselves or their Councill 

Order'd that Alderman Johnson. Alderman Cortlandt. Alderman 
Schuyler. M^ Lawrence and M^ Bayard or any three of them Desire the 
Attomies of the Mayors Court Appointed by his Majesties Royall 
Charter to this Corporation to Give their Opinions at the next Mayors 
Court Whether all the Attomies of the Supream Court Ought to be 
Admitted to Practice As Attomies in the Mayors Court of this City, 
by Virtue of a Clause in An Act of Generall Assembly passed Last 
Sessions Entituled An Act to Amend the Practice of the Law and to 
Regulate the Giving of Special! Bail 

OsDBSD the Dep^y Qerk of this Board Affix the Seal of the Corpora- 
tion to the Lease for the StaUs, Standings and places of the PuUidc 



1 66 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Marketts to Adolph Brass ReExecuting the Counterpart and Giving 
Security for performance of Covenants 



[137] City of ) ^^^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York V Hall of the Said City on Saturday the first 

of February 1745/6 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq'' Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder. 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Robert Benson 

Joris Brinckerhoff 



Esq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



M'' Mayor produced to this Board a Copy of a Petition preferred 
to the General! Assembly by the Trustees of the Township of Brook- 
land which Copy was Delivered him by the Clerk of the Generall 
Assembly 

Whereupon this Board Ordered That the Mayor be Desired to Give 
Daniel Horsmanden and Joseph Murray Esq*? five pounds Twelve 
Shillings Each As a Retainer for this Corporation And that he Desire 
them to Appear for this Corporation before the Generall Assembly 
Assoon as Conveniently May be and Oppose the Granting the Prayer 
of that Petition by Such Arguments as they Shall Think Most proper : 

Order'd the Deputy Clerk Deliver to John Carpenter the Counter 
part of his Lease for the Stalls, Standings and places in the Publick 
Marketts which Ended the first of November 1744. with his Bond for 
performance of Covenants it appearing by the Chamberlain's Certificate 
that he has paid his Rent for the Same 

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

N? 957 urer to pay to Margaret McDonnell Or Order the Sum 

Warr! Issued of Three pounds Current Money of this Colony in full 

for her Care and Trouble in Nursing the Son of Eliza- 
beth Dally in the Small pox. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 167 

Ordered That Alderman Johnson, Alderman ^larshall M"^ Lawrence 
and M^ Brinckerhoff be a Committee to Remove the Nusance at the 
Lower End of Wall Street Opposite to the Widow Bakers in Such 
Manner As they Shall Think Convenient. 



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

New York 5 Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 28^^' 

day of ffebruary Anno DotTT 1745 [-6]. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D: Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Abraham Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 



>"Esq'? Aldermen 



>» Assistants 



The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of the South Ward of this City 
for Leave to Build a Markett House at their Own Expence at the East 
End of Pearle Street and a Slip for Boats Or Canoos at the West End 
was Read and Order'd that the Petitioners have Leave to Build a Mar- 
kett House at their Own Expence on Such place and of Such Demen- 
sions As Shall be Directed bv Alderman Roome Alderman Pintard 
Alderman Schuyler, M^ Bogert. M*" Depeyster & M^ Brinckerhoff Or 
any four of them the Same Markett to be Under the Same Regulations 
as the other Publick Marketts in this City And that the Petitioners 
have Leave at their Own Expence to Make a Slip at the West End of 
Pearle Street to Extend to Low Water Mark and no further 

Ordered the Bond for performance of Covenants of the Lease of the 
Docks and Slips of this City to Bartholomew Skaats from May 1744 to 
May 1745 : be Delivered up to him he having performed his Covenants 



1 68 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

in the Lease And Order 'o that the Dock and Slips be again Lett to the 
Said Bartholomew Skaats for one Year from the first day of May next 
on the Same Terms and Conditions As the Same was Lett the Last 
year And that the Clerk of this Board prepare Leases Accordingly. 

[139] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 958 Treasurer to pay to John Baily Publick Whipper of this 

Warr* Issued City or Order Forty Shilhngs Current Money of this 

Colony being the Remainder of his half years Sallary 
which was due to him the 15^*^ day of this Instant flFebruary. 

Order D that the Alderman of the Out Ward Cause a New Election 
of a Constable for the Bowry Division in the Room of David Devoor 
who has Served that Office within fourteen Years Last past and that 
the Election be on Monday next 

A Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of Montgomerie Ward for Leave 
to Build a Markett House in Rodman's Slip at their Own Expence was 
Again Read And Order'd that the Petitioners have Leave to Build a 
Markclt House at their Own Expence in Such place and of Such 
Demensions As Shall be Directed by the Alderman and Assistants of 
the East Ward North Ward and Montgomerie Ward or any four of 
them The :Said Markett to be Under the Same Regulations as the other 
Publick Marketts of this City. 



City of ) j^^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New Yorkj^ Hall of the Said City, on Fryday the 4^^ day 

of Aprill Anno Dofll 1746 : 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Henr\' Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 



>-Esq*^? Aldermen 



< 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



OBOEii'D That Mf Murray be Rctainrtl as CuunciU for the Recovery 
of the Debts due to the Corporation And the Mayor is Desired to Waitc 
on him and Give him four Pistoles as a Retaining fee. 

The Committee Appointed the fourteenth day of October Last to 
Auditt ihc Treasurers Books And Accounts and all other Publick Ac- 
counts of this Corporation, Made their Report on the Auditt of the 
Treasurers Books and Accounts in the Words following Viz'. City of 
New York ss Wc the Subscribers being tlie Committee Appointed on 
the ffourtcenth day of October Last to Auditt the Treasurers Books and 
Accotmts and all other Publick Accounts of ibis Corporation, and to 
Examine what Debts due to the Corporation are good and Recoverable 
1 140] and what are had; And to Ballance those they Conceive bad in 
the Treasurers Books Do in Obedience to the Said Appointment Report 
That we have this day Carefully Perused and Examined the Books 
and Accoimis of the Said Treasurer from the fourteenth day of Octo- 
ber One Thousand Seven hundred and forty four to the fourteenth day 
of October Last And it Appears to us by the Said Books (as Mention'd 
by the Annexed Account) that there was in the hands of the Said 
Treasurer belonging to this Corporation on the Fourteenth day of 
October Last the Sum of One Thousand two Hundred Fifty Seven 
pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eleven pence; And that there is due 
and Owcing to this Corporation from the Severall persons in the 
Annexed Account particularly Mentioned which they Conceive to be 
Recoverable, and which they have Order'd the Deputy Clerk to De- 
mand and on Non payment to prosecute for the Sum of One Thousand 
pounds Four Shillings and three farthings. And that there is also Due 
and Oweing to tliis Corporation by the Severall persons also particu- 
larly Mention'd in the Annexed Account which they Conceive to be 
bad Debts the Sum of One Thousand Four Hundred & Sixty Six 
pounds Eleven Shillings and Eight pence half penny, which Accounts 
Wc have Order'd ihe Treasurer to Ballance in the Books of this Cor- 
poration. All which is Nevertheless Humbly Submitted By S : Johnson. 
Brandt Schuyler, A D Peystcr, Joris BrinckerhofT : New York 3^ 
Aprill 1746. Which Report is Approved off and Ordered to be fyled 

Order 'n the Mayor be Desired to Wait C^n Daniel Horsmandcn And 
Joseph Murray EsqT And that he Desire them to Appear for this Cor- 
poration before the Gencrall Assembly And to Oppose the Passing m 
Bill Brought in thereby the Inhabitants nf the Town of Brooktaad 
Concerning the ffcrry of this Corporation And also to Oppose the past- 



lyo 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



ing An Act for Taking Affidavits in the Country to be made Use of in 
the Supream Court of this Colony and Impowering the Attorneys of the 
Supream Court to Practice in the Mayors Court of the City of New 
York 



[141] City of 
New York 



I 



SS 



Att a Common Council Held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 15^^ 
day of Aprill Anno DofTT 1746. 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq'' D : Mayor 



William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuvler 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



^ 



J 



Esq''? Aldermcii 



>- Assistants 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to tlic Trcas- 

N?959 urer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door- 

Warr* Issued, keeper of the Common Councill or Order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full for one Quarters Sallary which was due And Ending the 
14^!^ Instant 



Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth Viz* 



I. 



13: 



for four pence 
for four pence 



A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . .0^ : 1 1 J4®' for a penny 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh . . . i : 8 : for two pence 
A V/hite Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . .3 
A Wheaten Loaf the Course bran Only) 
Taken Out and Not Otherwise to Weigh (^ 

And Order'd That No other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City (hard Biscuit only Excepted) than According to the Above Assize 
and that all Bakers within this City take Notice hereof and make their 
Bread Accordingly. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 171 

It being Represented that the Poor House is tcx) Small to Contain all 
the Poor Commodiously Resolved that the Said Poor House be En- 
larged and Order'd that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson Alder- 
man Cortlandt Alderman Schuyler, M'' Bogert M'' Brinckerhoff and M' 
Bayard or any four of them be a Committee to Consider in what Man- 
ner the Poor House Can be Most Commodiously Enlarged, to Make a 
plan thereof and to make their Report to this Board with all Con- 
venient Expedition, & that the Same Committee have power to Agree 
with M'' Humphry Jones [142] for the Rope Walk (which Cap* Thody 
formerly had) And that if they Cannot Agree with him that they Let 
the Same to any other person Either at Publick Vendue Or otherwise 



City of ) 00 Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York j Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 9*^ day 

of May Anno Dom 1746. 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ Dep*T Mayor 
William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt ^ 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



>-Esq'^ Aldermen. 



"\ 



>^ Assistants 



The Conrmiittee Appointed the 15*** of April Last to Consider in what 
Manner the Poor House Can be most Commodiously Enlarged and to 
Make a plan thereof Produced to this Board a plan which is Agreed to 
by this Board & Order'd that the Same Committee forthwith Purchase 
Materialls and Agree With Workmen for Building and Compleating 
the said Enlargement And that the said Committee have power to draw 
Upon the Treasurer from time to time for Such Sums of Money as they 
Shall Want for the Same Not Exceeding Two Hundred pounds 

Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 960 Treasurer to pay to Simon Johnson Esq'' or Order the 

Warr* Issued. Sum of ffour pounds Current Money of this Colony to 

be by him paid to John Daily Publick Whipper of this 



172 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City in full for one Quarter of a Years Sallary which will be due and 
Ending the 15*** Instant 



[1431 



City 
New Yoric 



Of ) 

forkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council Held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Wednesday the 4*** 
day of June Anno Doin 1746 : 



Present 



I 



Esq*? Aldermen 



Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuy vesant Esq^ D : Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Joris BrinckerhofF 

Robert Benson 



>^ Assistants 



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

N? 961 urer to pay to M' George Duncan Clerk of the Generall 

Warr* Issued Assembly of this Colony or Order the Sum of One 

pound Thirteen Shillings Current Money of this Colony 
for Sundry Services done for this Corporation As appears by his 
Account which is Allowed. 



Ordered That the Committee Appointed the first of ffebruary last to 
Remove the Nusance at the Lower End of Wall Street have power to 
or alter all the Docks belonging to this Corporation in Such Manner 
as they Shall Think Convenient 

Order'd that the Inhabitants of the West Ward have Liberty to 
Make An Addition of Twenty One feet at the South End of the Mar- 
kett in the Broad Way at their Own Charge 



N?962 
Warr^ Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer to pay to Mt Isaac Stoutenburgh Overseer of the 
Watch of this City Or Order the Sum of Twenty 
pounds Sixteen Shillings Current Money of this Colony 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 173 

in Order for him to pay the Severall Constables for the Severall Nights 
and Days they Watched from the 14*** day of October to the 14*** of 
Aprill Last And that he Account to this Board for the Same 

Orderd that Alderman Johnson. Alderman Pintard Alderman 
Marshall M"" Lawrence, and M' Brinckerhoff be a Committee to Repair 
or Alter all the Docks belonging to this Corporation in Such Manner 
as they Shall Think Convenient 



[144] City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York j Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 19*^ 

day of June Anno Dom 1746. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq'' Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq' Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 



>-Esq'5 Aldermen 



*N 



>- Assistants 



A Drat of a Petition to the Generall Assembly of this Colony Pray- 
ing they may be heard by Councill against a Bill now before the House 
Entituled An Act to Repeal An Act therein Mentioned So far as it 
Relates to the ffreeholders and Inhabitants of the Township of Brook- 
land in Kings County Was Read and Approved by this Board And 
Order'd the Same be forthwith Engrossed And the Seal of this Cor- 
poration thereto affixed and Signed by the D : Clerk and the Same De- 
livered to the Mayor and that he be Desired to Deliver the Same to 
the House or one of the Members for this City. 



174 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[145] City of ) «^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York j Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 19*^ 

day of July Anno Doin 1746. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq*^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D. Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 
William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 
John Pintard 
Brandt Schuyler 
Abraham Depeyster ^ 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 



>- Esq*? Aldermen. 



>- Assistants 



Order'd tliat this Corporation Wait on Brigadeer Generall Gooch on 
his Arrivall in this City and that the Recorder Compliment him in the 
Name of this Corporation. And that the Mayor Invite him to an Enter- 
tainment at the Charge of this Corporation At Such time As he Shall 
Think proper. 

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

N?963 urer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger arid Dooi*- 

Warr* Issued keeper of the Common Council Or Order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full for one Quarter of a Year Years Sallary which was due 
and Ending the 14**^ Instant 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N** 964 urer to pay to M"" Samuell Lawrence or Order the Sum 

Warr^ Issued of ffifty five pounds Current Money of this Colony be- 
ing for Money by him Expended in Making the Wharf 
and platform at the Lower End of Wall Street 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 175 

[146] City of ) «^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York I Hall of the Said City on Munday the ii*> 

day of August Anno DoW 1746 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq'' Mayor 
William Roome 

Simon Johnson , ^^ „ au 

John Marshall f^^ " ^'*'"""*=" 

Brandt Schuyler 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Robert Benson 



I 



Assistants 



. , [ 3 : 7 for four pence 



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

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh o^ io54<>" for a penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . . . i : 5^ for two pence 
A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. ...2:12 for four pence 
A Wheaten Loaf the Course ])ran 
Taken out and Not Otherwise to Weigh 

And Order'd that No other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
(hard Biscuit Only Excepted) than According to the Above Assize And 
that all Bakers within this Citv Take Notice hereof And Make their 
Bread Accordingly. 

Order'd that Richard Kip Cooper be and is Appointed a ffireman 
for the West Ward in the Room of Cap* Albertus Tiebout 



[ 147] City of ) ^^. An a Common Council Held at the City 

New York j Hall of the Said City on Fryday tfie 29**> 

day of August Anno DoUT 1746. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq'' Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 
Simon Johnson 

John Pintard . p r» aih 

Stephen Van Cortlandt | ^ ' 

Brandt Schuyler J 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris BrinckerhoflF 



I 



Assistants 



176 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Resolved Nemine Contra Dicente That this Board Attend the 
Drawing the Government Lottery in their Turns Vizt the Mayor And 
Recorder the first day, and then the Senior Alderman with his Common 
Council Man the next day and So on till they have all Attended And 
then to begin Again and go on in the Same Order till the whole is 
finished 

Ordered the Dep*y Clerk of this Board Order proper Boxes to be 
Made to put in the Books, papers, And Records of this Corporation 
So that the Same May be more Readily Removed on any Emergency. 

Ordered that the Committee Appointed for Enlargeing the Poor 
house have power to Remove the fench [fence] in Such Manner as 
thev Shall Think Convenient 



>KEsq^? Aldermen 



[148] City of ) ^^^^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York! Hall of the Said City on Munday the 8^^ 

of September 1746 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 1 a • . . 

T . T^ . , , «. > Assistants 

Jons Brmckerhoff 

Nicholas Bayard 

Ordered M^ Murray and the other Gentlemen Concerned for this 
Corporation at the Suit of Hendrick Remson in the Supream Court be 
Desired to Bring those Causes to Tryall the next Supream Court Or 
Assoon as Conveniently May be 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N?965 urer to pay to M'* Joris Brinckerhoflf Or Order the 

Warrt Issued Sum of fforty Six pounds Nine Shillings and Six 

pence three farthings being the full Ballance of his 
Account for Money by him Expended for Repairs Made to the Great 
Dock as Appears by his Account which is Allowed 



OP THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



177 



[149] City of 
New York 



Present 



^^ Att a Common Council held at the City 

Hall of the Said City on Munday the 29*** 
day of September (being the Feast of S* 
Michael the Arch Angell) Anno DoITT 1746 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D: Mayor. 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 



>^ Assistants 



J 

^ 



>-Esqf Aldermen. 



Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor. Aldermen And Commonality of the City of New York for 
Electing this day One Alderman, One Assistant, two Assessors, One 
Collector, and two Constables in the Six Wards On the South Side of 
ffresh Water. And One Alderman One Assistant, four Assessors Two 
Collectors, and four Constables for the Out Ward of the Said City to 
Serve in the Respective offices for the year Ensueing, the Respective 
of Aldermen of Each Respective Ward Made Return this day into the 
Office of Town Clerk Under their hands of the Severall persons Elected 
to Serve in the Severall Offices aforesaid Vizi 



East Ward 



'^ Simon Johnson Esq*" 
Samuell Lawrence 
Abraham Lynsen 
Henry Cuyler Jun^ 
Andries Abrahamse 



West Ward < 



William Roome Esq^ 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Fincher 
Philip Goelet 
Joseph Devoe 
Samuell Hart 
^John Bulfinch 



Alderman 
Assistant 

K Assessors 

Collector 

{ Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



Vol. v.— 12 



I7S 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



I150] 



North Ward 



r 



South Ward 



r 



Dock Ward 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



Out Ward 



Stephen Van Cortlandt 

EsqT 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Van Arnam 
John Montanie 
John Vredenburgh 
Hamilton Hewston 
Abraham La Foy 
Brandt Schuyler Esq*" 
Abraham Depeyster 
John Richards 
Lawrence Lettelier 
Abraham Bokee 
J:l(I\vard Nicolls 
James Jarrard 
John Pintard Esq^ 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
David Abeel 
John Livingston 
John Tuder 
Benjamin Paine 
Alexander Phoenix 
John Marshall Esq*" 
Robert Benson 
Cornelius Tiebout 
Garret Beekman 
John Gilbert 
Daniel Lawrence 
Richard Bidder 
Gerrardus Siuyvesant 

Esqr 
Nicholas Bayard 
Jacobus Kip 
John Minthome 
Herman Van De Water 
Johannes Harsen 
Arnout Webbers 
Aaron Busing 
Dirck Benson 
William Waldron 
Adolph Mycr Jun'^ 
^Abraham Mycr Jun^ 



> 



{ 



I 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



For Howry 
Division 



For Harlem 
Division 



OF THE CITV OF NEW YORK 



'79 



[151] Resolved Ncmine Contra Dicente tlioi Cornelius Depeyster Esq' 
the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is hereby 
Elected and Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing he Giving Such Security as the Law Directs 

The Deputy Mayor hath Appointed Daniel Lawrence to be High 
Constable of this City for the Year Ensueing. 

Order'd tlie Alderman of Montgomcrie Ward do Cause a New 
Election of a Constable for the Said Ward in the Room of Daniel 
Lawrence who is Appointed High Constable and that the Election be 
on Fryday next. 

Order'd the Alderman of the East Ward Do Cause an Election of 
Constables for the Said Ward (No Constables being Return 'd on this 
day) And that the Election be on Fryday next 

Order'd the Alderman of the West Ward Do Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the Said Ward in the Room of Samuell Hart 
who is Neither a ffreeman Nor fTreeholder in this City And that the 
Election be on Fryday next 

Order'd that tlic Clerk of this Board prepare Advertizements to be 
publickly Affixed up for Letting to farm the Severall Stalls, Standings 
and places in the Publick Marketts at the House of the Widow Law- 
rence at four a Clock in the Afternoon on the 25'!' day of October next 
for one year from the first day of November next And that Alderman 
Johnson, Alderman Marsliall Alderman Van Cortlandt M' Lawrence 
and M' Benson Or any three of them with As Many More of this 
Board As please to Attend be a Committee lo Let the Same upon Such 
Omdilionfi as thc>- Shall Judge proper. 

Order'd the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N?966 the Treasurer to pay to James Mills or Order the Sum 

Wart' Issued of Twenty three pounds five Shillings Current Money 
of this Colony in full of his Account for Victualling 
Sundry Prisoners, Emptying the Ordure Tubh* and Sweeping the 
Chimney of the Common Council Room As by his Acd which ii 
Audited and Allowed. 

M' Mayor Came into Common Council and Took his Seat at the 
BoKrd 



i8o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[152] City of / ^^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 



of ) ^ 
New York V '^'^ Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

flfourteenth day of October Anno DoTH 1746 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Brandt Schuyler 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Joris BrinckerhoflF 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bavard 



>>Esqf Aldermen 



•\ 



>- Assistants 



This Day M^ Mayor (who had been Appointed together with John 
Ayscough Esq^ Sherif & John Van Cortlandt Coroner by his Excellency 
in Council at Albany on the 29^** day of September last) Attended by 
the Aldermen and Assistants High Sherif, Town Clerk (the Chamber- 
lain Sick) Coroner, High Constable. Constables And Other Officers 
of this Corporation Between the Hours of Ten and Eleven in the 
fforenoon of the Same day Went in their flFormalities from the Gty 
Hall to the House of his Excellency the Honourable George Qinton 
Captain Generall And Govemour in Chief of the Province of New 
York and the Territories thereon Depending in America, Vice Admirall 
of the Same and Vice Admirall of the Red Squadron of his Majesties 
fleet And there Waited On his Said Excellency And then And there 
the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be Taken Instead of the 
Oaths of Allegiance And Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath 
in the presence and by the Order of his Said Excellency Were Admin- 
istred Unto Stephen Bayard Esq^ As Mayor. Water Bailiff and Qerk 
of the Markett of the City of New York As also One of his Majesties 
Justices of the peace for the City & County of New York And also the 
Usuall Oaths of Office of Mayor Water Bailiff And Clerk of the 
Markett of the City of New [153] York and Justice of the peace in the 
presence of all the Severall Members of this Court above Mentioned 
And thereupon M' Mayor Acquainted his Excellency the Govemour 
that pursuant to the Authority to him Granted by his Majesties Royall . 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



iSi 



Quuter he had Appointed Geirardii^ Sluvvcsant Esq' Uiic of the 
Aldermen of the Said Ci^ to be Deputy Mayor of this City and &)r- 
poration if his Elxcelleucy Approved tliereof to whidi his Excellency 
was pleased to Answer that the Choice was Agreeable to him and 
Approved thereof that the Said Gerrardus Stuyvesant Should be 
Dcputv Mayor of this City of N'ew York Accordingly Whcrcu[Jon the 
Mayor attended as aforesaid Returned to the Citj' Hall where after 
the Ringing of Three Bells And Proclamation Made for Silence the 
Commission of the Mayor. Water liaihff And ("lerk of the Markett 
and the Commissions of the High Sherif and Coroner Were published, 
and then this Court Retum'd to the Comnian Council Chamber where 
the Said Stephen Bayard Esq' was placed in the Chair And then 
According to the Directions of his Majesties Royall Charter Granted 
to this Corporation the Said Stephen Bayard Esq"^ the Mayor of this 
Ccwjjoration Administred the Oatlis aforesaid to be Taken by Act of 
Parliament Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance And Supremacy the 
Test and Abjuration Oath and the Usual! Oaths for the due Execution 
of their Respective offices Unto the Respective Magistrates and Officen 
following: \'iz'. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq' Dep" Mayor, 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortland! 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeystcr 

Sarancll I^wrence 

Isaac Stouten burgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 

I154I John Ayscough Esq' High Sherif of the Citv & County of New 

York 
John Cortlsndt Esq' Coroner of the City & County of New York 

Corneltnt Depeystcr Esqc aumberlain (Side) 
Daniel Lawrence High Constable. 



Esq'? Aldenncn of the City of New 
- York and Justices of the Peace for the Gty 
& Counts' of New York 



4 



• AssiManis of the City of New York 



i8a 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



East Ward 
West Ward 
North Ward 
South Ward 
Dock Ward 

Montg: Ward 

Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 



John Tenbrook Deputy 



Constables Sworn (Viz^) 

William Mercier Johannes Myer Depr'y 

John Branigan 

John Bulfinch 

Joris Van Home 

Hamilton Hewston 

Abraham La Foy 

Edward Nicolls 

James Jarrard 

Benjamin Paine — Sick 

Alexander Phoenix 

Richard Bidder 

Joris Remson — fined 

Johannes Harsen 

Arnout Webbers 

Adolph Myer Jun' 

Abraham Myer Jun' 

James Mills Deputy Sherif 



Anthony Ham Dep^^ 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 

N9967 urer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door- 

Warrt Issued, keeper to the Common G)uncil Or Order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full for one Quarters Sallary which is due and Ending this 
day 

Ordered that M^ Joris Remson » who was Lately Chosen And Elected 
a Constable of Montgomerie Ward and who has Refused to Serve in 
the Said office Do pay a fine into the hands of the Treasurer of this 
Corporation of Ten pounds Current Money of this Colony And that 
the Alderman of the Said Montgomerie Ward Cause a New Election 
of a Constable of the Said Ward in the Room of the Said JonV 
Remson And that the Election be on Thursday next 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Esq"! Aldcnnen 



Assistants. 



[15s] Chy of I c„ All a Common Coiincill Held at tJic C 

New York] Hall of the Said City on Wclncsday \ 

29"^ day of October Anno Dom 1746. 
Present Stephen Bayard Esqf Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvcsam Esq^ D: Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq' Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshall 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell I^wrcntc 

Robert lienson 

Nicholas Bayard 

The Recorder from the Joint Conimittres of the Council and 
Assembly proposed lo tins Board That the Corporation Should Cause 
to be Built a Small Watch House near tlie Powder House. And that 
the Said Committees Would provide a proper Number of Watchmen 
to Watch the Said Powder House this Winter till a Convenient Maga- 
line Can be Built within the Stockadoes which proposall Was Agreed 
to by this Board, And Obder'd that the Committee for Enlargcing the 
Poor House Cause a proper Watch House lo be Guilt in Such Manner 
and at Such place As they Shall Think Convenient And that thej^ 
Cause the Same to be done with all Convenient Expedition 

Okder'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Tr« 
N?g68 urer to pay to M' Isaac Stoutcnbnrgh Overseer of 

Warr' Issued. Watch of this City Or Order the Sum of fifty Seven 
pounds Nine Shillings Current Money of this Colony, 
Twenty one pounds Thirteen Shillings part thereof being the Ballan 
of his Account for his Sallary As Overseer of the \\'atch and i 
Necessarys found for the first Watch lo the first of this Instant c 
fifteen pomids being to Enable him to purchase (fire Wood And Candid 
for the Watch for the Current year And the Remaining Twenty pounds 
Sixteen Shillings being in Order for him to pay the Same to the Scv- 
erall Constables for the Severall Nights and Days they Watched from 
the I4*^ of Aprill to the 14''' October Instant fnclusive 

OuoEREo the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the TreaB- 
N?969. urer lo pay li> Garret Coesine of this City Joyner (^ 
Warf* Issticd Order the Sum of Four pounds Eleven Shilling* C 
rent Money of this Colony in full for Making Se\ 



lanner \ 

of tl^^^^ 

Seven 
Jolony, _ 
alla^H^ 
nd Ij^H 

randld J 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



184 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Chests for putting in the City Records As Appears by his Account 
which is Allowed. 

[156] City of ) ^,^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York V Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

Eighteenth day of November Anno DoTIT 
1746. 

Present Daniel Horsmanden Esq*^ Recorder 
Simon Johnson ^ 

John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Brandt Schuyler 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 

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 Laws, 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which On the fifth day of 
November Anno DoUT 1745 : Were Made, Ordained, Renewed Estabi- 
lished And Published be Revived and Continued and Remain in full 
force and Virtue for one year from and after the date hereof Viz*. 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday. 

A Law to Prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpo- 
ration. 

A Law to appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better preventing of Fire 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

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

A Law for Regulating Negros and other Slaves in the Night time. 

A Law Restraining Negro's and Indians from Gaming with Money 
Or for Money. 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

A Law for Punishing of Slaves who Shall Ride Disorderly through 
the Streets 

[157] A Law Giving a Reward to any person or persons who Shall 
Apprehend Any N^jo, Indian or Molatto Slave Offending Against 
any of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this Province 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 185 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Carmen 

A Law for Regulating of Packers, Guagers and Cullers 

A Law Regulating the Making Freemen. 

A Law for R^^lating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for R^^lating the Lying of Vessells in the Docks & Slips 
of this City. 

A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in the Docks 
of this City 

R^^lations for paying Dock. Money 

A Law Prohibiting the Burning of Lime on the Commons 

A Law for Regulating and Estabilishing ffees for Inviters to 
ffuneralls. 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets, Lanes and Allies of this City 

A Law for paving the Streets Lanes and Allies within the City of 
New York 

A Law Against ffiring Gtms in the Streets. 

A Law Against Killing Neat Cattle any where but at the 
Slaughter Houses 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to Prohibitt Digging Holes or Cutting Sods on the 
Commons 

A Law for Preventing frauds in (firewood 

A Law Prohibiting Slaughter Houses in the Out Ward. 

A Law Estabilishing ffees for the Slaughter Houses. 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law Prohibiting the Cutting of Timber on the Commons by 
Brickmakers and Charcoal Burners 

A Law for Regulating ffences 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

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

A Law for the Better Securing the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gunpowder. 

A Law Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks and Saplings on 
the Commons. 

A Law for Preserving the ffish in ffresh Water Pond. 

A Law for Regulating And Ordering the Publick Marketts in the 
City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what Uses the Seal of this Corporation, the 
Seal of the Mayoralty And the Seal of the Mayors Court Shall be put 
Unto 



J 86 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[158] A Law Appointing Convenient places for Unloading of Hay, 
for Estabilishing the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses And Bundles 
and for the Ease of Antient and Disabled Carmen. 

A Law Repealing a Clause in a Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relating to the Assize of Cask : for Pork Beef and ffish : 

A Law to Prohibitt the Exportation of Beef, and Pork Untill the 
Same is Repacked and Branded by the Sworn Packers 

A Law for Regulating and Declaring the Duty of Firemen in the 
City of New York 

A Law to Prohibitt Negros and other Slaves Vending Indian Corn 
Peaches, or any other fruit within this City 

A Law Restraining Negros from Going to Fetch Water on a 
Sunday other than to the next Well or pump to the place of their 
Abode and Riding Horses through the Streets or out of Town on a 
Sunday. 

A Law for the further Regulating the Publick Marketts within 
the City of New York. 

A Law for Appointing Estabilishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York 

A Law for the better preventing the fforestalling of provisions 
Coming to the Publick Marketts of this City 

A Law to Remove And Prevent Nusances in the City of New York. 

A Law to Prevent the Slip at the End of the Drain or Common 
Sewer from the Markett Commonlv Called the fflv Markett to the East 
River becoming a Nusance 



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

New York J Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 29**" 

day of November Anno DoTTT 1746 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor 



^ 



I 



Esq*^? Aldermen 



William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac StoutenburG:h I . . ^ ^ 

_ . _ . , ,2: > Assistants 

Jons Bnnckerhoft ' 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard J 



M' Mayor produced to this Board a Copy of a Prtilicm from th*- 
Tmstees of the Township of Briicklyo in Kings Coimiy to the Conn- 
dll of this Province Praying them to Pass a Bill Bf fore that Board to 
Relieve them Against An Act of Assembly therein Mentioned, which 
being Read Order'd That M' Mayor be Desired to Wait on Daniel 
Horsmanden & Joseph Murray Esq^T And Desire them to Appear 
Before the Honourablcs the Councill And Oppose llic Passing the 
Said Bill into a Law And if Need be to Appear before his Kxcellcncy 
the Governoiir And Councill for the s.ime Pnrposc. 

Order 'o That John Montanie Carpenter Ije and is hert-by Ajipoinled 
a Fireman for the North Ward in the Koom of John N'redenbufgh 
Deceased ^^h 



tl6o] City of ( 
New York 



SS 




Att a Common Council Held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Monday the 8" 
day of December Anno DoifJ 1746. 

Gerrardus Stu>"V'esant Esq^ D: Mayor, 
William Roome "^ 



Simon Johnson 
John Marshall 
Brandt Schuyler 
Abraham Depeystcr 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutcnburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 



i-Esq'! Aldermen. 



1 



The Conniiittec Appoijjted for Enlargeing the Poorhousc and Build- 
ing a Watch House made their Report in the Words following t\''iz"-) 

City of New York ss: By Virtl'e of an Order of the Common 
Council of the Ninth of May Last Appointing us a Committee to pur- 
chase MaterialLs And Agree with Workmen for Building and Com- 
plealing an Enlargement to the Poor House As also Another Order of 
the Twcnij- Ninth of October Last for Building a Watch House near 
the Powder House in Ohedience thcrennto ihe Commilie Rqxirl ihat 
lhe>' have Causeil the poor House to be Enlarged and a Watch House 
Built which are Compleatly finished And that thr Cost* thereof 
Amcnmts to the Sum of £623 18:3: As Appears hy the Annexerl 
Mrmorandum, The Committee Humbly Pr-fpose that lo prevent the 



1 88 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Drawing a Great Number of Warrants One Warrant for the Sum 
above Mentioned to be Made payable to Alde^ Roome who hath Prom- 
ised to pay the Severall persons Named in the Annexed paper the 
Severall Sums to their Names Set down This Will Appear Reasonable 
when it be Considered that he hath (by Virtue of the first Order) Re- 
ceived from the City Chamberlain Near Two hundred pounds which is 
Nevertheless Submitted to the Consideration of this Court By Will: 
Roome. S : Johnson, Brandt Schuyler Joris Brinckerhoff . December 3? 
1746. Which Report was Approved and order'd the Deputy Mayor 

Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to Alder- 

N<*970 man Roome or Order the Sum of Six Hundred and 

Warr* Issued Twenty three pounds Eight Shillings and three pence 

Current Money of this Colony being the [161] (being 
the whole Amount of the Account Annexed to the Said Report) to be 
by him paid to the Severall persons and the Severall Sums Mentioned 
in the Said Account. 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Pintard Alderman 
Schuyler; Alderman Courtlandt. M^ Lawrence. M^ BrinckerhoflF And 
M*" Bayard Or any four of them be a Committee to Examine the Slip 
from the Drain at the End of the ffly Markett and if they Conceive it 
will be no Inconvenience to the Said Slip to have a pair of Stairs 
therein for the More Convenient Landing of people And Goods Com- 
ing to the Markett, that the said Committee Give Leave to the Neigh- 
bourhood to Build a Convenient pair of Stairs in the Said Slip at their 
Own Expence As the Said Committee Shall Think proper 

Alderman. Johnson from the Committee for the Letting the Stalls 
Standings and places in the Publick Marketts Report that they had 
Let the Same at Publick Vendue, the 25^** Of October Last for one 
year from the first day of November Last to the first day of November 
next to Bartholomew Skaats of this City Goldsmith for the Sum of 
One Hundred and Six pounds and Order'd the D: Clerk prepare 
Leases on the Same Conditions as the Leases the Last year And that 
he Affix the Seal of this Corporation thereto And Sign the Same By 
Order of this Board the Said Lessee Executing his part and also a 
Bond with Security for performance of Covenants 

Ordered the D: Mayor. Issue his Warrant to the 

N?97i: Treasurer to pay to M^ Samuell Lawrence Or Order 

Warrtlssued. the Sum of Nineteen pounds Thirteen Shillings and 

five pence Current Money of this Colony being the 
Ballance of his Account which he paid for Workmanship And Ma- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



189 



terialls : for Repairing the Meal Markett and Dock as Appears by his 
Account which is Allowed. 

Ordered That Alderman Johnson. Alderman Cortlandt. Alderman 
Schuyler, li' Depeyster, M^ Brinckerhoflf. M^ Benson ft M' Bayard 
Or any four of them be a Committee to Auditt the Treasurers Books 
And Accounts and all other Publick Accounts of this Corporation, 
And Make their Report On the Auditt of the Treasurers Books and 
Accounts with all Convenient Expedition 



[162] 



Gty 
New York 



Of ) 

^orkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
House of Hugh Crawford in the Said City 
On Thursday the 15*** January Anno DoIH 

i746[-7]- 



>-Esq'? Aldermen. 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq'' Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder. 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Abraham Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 



►Assistants 



N®972 
Warr* Issued. 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door- 
keeper of the Common Council Or Order the Sum of 
Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full for One Quarters Sallary which was due and Ending 
the 14^ Instant 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N® 973 urer to pay to the Wife of John Bailey Late Publick 

Warr* Issued Whipper of this City Or Order the Sum of flFour 

pounds Current Money of this Colony in full of his 
Service as Publick Whipper of this City to the time he left the Service 
of this Corporaticm 



xgo 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



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

N*> 974. urer to pay to Francis Davison Or Order the Sum of 

Warr* Issued Seven pounds Current Money of this Colony for his 

Good Services in the Extinguishing the ffire at the 
City Hall on the 14^ Instant And Order'd that the Said ffrancis Da- 
vison (As a further Acknowledgement of his Good Service) be pre- 
sented with the ffreedom of this Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? 975 urer to pay to Duncan Brown & John Evetts the Sum 

Warr^ Issued of Eight pounds Current Money of this Colony (that 

is to Say four pounds Each) for their (jood Services 
in the Extinguishing [163] the ffire at the City Hall on the 14*** In- 
stant And Ordered that the Said Duncan Brown ft John Evetts (as 
a further Acknowledgement of their Good Service) be presented with 
the ffreedom of this Corporation 

The Petition of Edward Willet Lessee of the fferry was Read Set- 
ting forth that he has been a Great Sufferer by the Dispute Subsisting 
between this Corporation and the Township of Brookland and also by 
the Malignant Distempers that have been in this City And praying An 
Abatement of his Rent Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman 
Marshall Alderman, Cortlandt. Alderman Schuyler, Captain Lawrence 
M^ Depeyster, and M'^ Bayard or any five of them be a Committee to 
Enquire into the Truths of the Allegations of the Said Petition And 
to Report, their Opinions thereon to this Board with all Convenient 
Elxpedition. 



City of } gg 
New Yorkj 

Present 



Att a Common Council Held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 
20*** day of March Anno DoUT i746[-7]- 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D : Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder. 

William Roome 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NF.W YORK 



•9« 



The Petition of Stqjiien Van Conlandt Esq' praying for a Grant 
of the Ground and Water Lott Two hundred feet into the East River 
fronting his Ground in Montgomerie Ward Between the Ground of 
the Widow Schuyler And M' Renaudet being fifty Seven feet in 
Breath was Read, Whereupon It is Order' o. That Alderman Roomc 
Alderman Marshall Alderman Schuyler. Mf Brinckerhoff and M' 
Benson Or any three of them be a Connnittee to Examine into the 
Allegations of the Said Petition and Make their Report with all Con- 
venient Expedition 

[164] Order'd That the Aldermen and Common Council Men of the 
North And Montgomerie Wards with Alderman Johnson Alderman 
Schuyler and M' Lawrence or any five of them be a Committee to 
Regulate and Lay out the Sevcrall Streets in the North and Mont- 
gomerie Wards 

Resolved That this Corporation will at their Expence Cause the 
Common Sewer Under the Exchange at the Lower End of the Broad 
Street to be Arched with Stone and the Floor Laid with flatt Stones 
And Order 'd That the Aldermen and Common Council Men of the 
Dock and South Wardfs] with M' Saniuell Lawrence be a Com- 
mittee to purchase Materialls And to have the Same Compleated wHth 
all Expedition 

Order'd the Deputy Clerk Deliver to M' Bartholomew Skaats his 
Bond for performance of Covenants as Lessee of the Docks and Slips 
for tlje Year 1743: it Appearing he has paid his Rent and performing 
his Covenants And Order'd That the Docks and Slips be again Let to 
tlie Said Bartholomew Skaats for one year from the first day of May 
next on the Same Terms and Conditions As the Same was Let the 
Last Year And that the D: Clerk of this Board prepare Leases Ac- 
cordingly And Affix the Seal of this Corporation to the Same he Giv- 
ing Security for performance of Covenants 

Ohder'd That Mj-ndert Schuyler have Liberty to Lay his Drain 
from his House into Whitehall Slip in Such Manner As the Alderman 
and Common Council Man of the Ward Shall Direct. 

Order'd That Jonathan Hazard. & Thomas De White be Am! Are 
Appointed Publick Measurers of this City 

ORuiut'D Tliat the Last Committee for Repairing the City Hall the 
igi^ of April! 1745: be Revived And that they forthwith Catise the 
le by the Late fh'e to be Repaired 



192 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Ordered That the Deputy Clerk pay to the Treasurer of this 
Corporation all the Monies in his hands which he has Received for 
Lycenses to Retailers of Strong Liquors And that the Said Treasurer 
pay to the Said Deputy Clerk, the Usuall fee or Allowance of Six Shil- 
lings for Each Lycense that has been Granted Since his being last 
paid Except those that Were Granted Gratis 

[165] M^ Horsmanden Acquainted this Board That it is the opinion 
of the Governour and Council and the Committee of the Assembly That 
the Hollow near the Poor House, is the Most proper place for Building 
the Magazine And this Board Considering the Same Agree to the 
Magazine being built there provided this Corporation have the Ap- 
pointment of the Keeper and the Benefitt of the Storage of all Powder 
lodged there belonging to private persons 



City of ) 
New York J 



SS 



Att a Common Council, Held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 
the 27*** day of May Anno DoIH 1747. 



>-Esq*"? Aldermen 



Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" D : Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*" Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 



J 
^ 



>-Assistants 



N?976. 
Warr* Issued 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer to pay to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh Overseer of the 
Watch of this City or Order the Sum of Twenty Six 
pounds Twelve Shillings Current Money of this Colony 
five pounds Sixteen Shillings part thereof being for So Much by him 
paid for Double Watches at Easter Last And the Remaining Twenty 
pounds Sixteen Shillings being in Order for him to pay the Same to 
the Several! Constables for the Severall Nights and days they Watched 
from the 14*** day of October to the 14*^ day of Aprill last Inclusive 



OF THE CITY OF NEW VORK 



'93 



Obder'd the Mayor Is=.;o his Warrant to the Trcas- 

^°977- "''^■' 'o P^y 'o Anthony Ham Messenger and Door- 

Warr' Issued keeper ef the Common Council or Order the Sum o! 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 

Colony in full for One Quarters Sallarx' which was due and Ending the 

14"' of April! Last 

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

N?978 Treasurer to pay to Brandt Schuyler Esq' Or Order 

Warr! Issued, tlie Sum of Eleven pounds Seven Shillings and three 

pence Current Money of tliis Colony being for Money 

by him paid for paving the Street of the Side of the Long Bridge, As 

Appears by his Ace' which is Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trea»- 

N"979 urer to pay to James Mills Or Order the Sum of 

Warr' Issued Twenty pounds four Shillings in full of his Account 

tor \'ictualling Criminalls in Goal and Emptying the 

Ordure Tubbs for the prisoners As Appears by his Ace! of the 20"' 

March 1746 which is Audited & So Much Allowed 

Order'd That the -Mdemien and Common Council Men of the West 
Dock and South Wards or any three of them be a Committee to Order 
So Much of the Street Round the Bowling Green in the Broad Way 
;ind along the ffence of the flfort Garden to be paved as they Shall 
Think Convenient 

Orderd That the Committee Appointed the is"" day of April! 1746: 
for Enlarging the Prxir House of this City have power to Order the 
Wooden Partition in the Old Building of the Said House, to be Taken 
down and New Partitions of Lath And Pbister made in their Stead 
in Such Manner As they Shall think Convenient 

Resolved Tliat Fredrick Scahring be and is hereby Appointed 
Keeper of the Poor I louse. Work House, and House of Correction of 
this City Upon the Same Terms as the last Keeper And that he Enter 
Upon the Same Office at the Expiration of the present Quarter .\nd 
Ordered That the Conmiittce for Enlarging the Same House put him 
in possession of Ihe Said Office and Take an Inventory of what be- 
longs to the House 

ResoLVRU 'Hiat in Consideration of the Great Losses which Edward 
Willet Ljessee of the fferry has Met with That tins Corporation Do 
Abate him the Sum o( One Handrcd and Sixty pounds of the Rent due 
from him for the Said fferry And Obder'd That the Treasurer of this 
Corporation Make him the Same Abatement Accordingly 

Vol v.- 1] 



"N 



>-Esq'l Aldermen 



J 



194 MINUTES OF THE COiMMON COUNCIL 

[167] City of ) ^,^, Att a Common Council Held at the 

New York^ House of Hugh Crawford in the Said City 

on Wednesday the 3^ day of June Anno 
Dom 1747. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq^ Mayor. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq'^ D: Mayor. 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh ^Assistants 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Order'd That Alderman Stu>^esant, Alderman Johnson Alderman 
Marshall, M^ Brinckerhoff, M^ Benson & M"^ Lawrence Or any four of 
them be a Committee to Endeavour to Settle the Bounds & Lines of the 
Land between M^ David Provoost's And M' John Devoor And to Make 
their Report to this Board with all Convenient Expedition. 

The Committee Appointed the Eighth day of December Last to 
Auditt the Treasurers Books And Accounts and all other Publick 
Accounts of this Corporation Made their Report on the Auditt of the 
Treasurers Books and Accounts in the Words following Viz* City of 
New York ss We the Subscribers being the Committee Appointed on 
the Eighth day of December Last to Auditt the Treasurers Books and 
Accounts and all other Publick Accounts of this Corporation Do in 
Obedience to the Said Appointment Report That We have this day 
Carefully Penised and Examined the Books and Accounts of the Said 
Treasurer from the fourteenth day of October One Thousand Seven 
hundred and forty five to the ffourteenth day of October Last And it 
Appears to us by the Said Books (as Mentioned by the Annexed Ac- 
count) That there was in the hands of the Said Treasurer belonging 
to this Corporation On the ffourteenth day of October Last the Sum 
of One Thousand Six hundred and fforty two pounds Six Shillings and 
three farthings And that there is due and Oweing to this Corporation 
from the Several! persons in the Annexed Account particularly Men- 
tion'd the Sum of One Thousand five hundred and Seventy pounds 
Ten Shillings and four pence &rthing the Good Debts of whidi they 
Referr to the Report of the Committee on the Auditt of the Treasurers 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 195 

Books and Accounts the Last Year And this Committee are of Opinion 
that the Deputy Gierke Should be Directed to Demand the Outstand- 
ing Debts from the Severall persons Oweing [168] the Same And to 
Commence Suits against Such as Refuse payments and if need be to 
Engage Joseph Murray Esq'^ as Assisting Councill, all which is Never- 
theless Humbly Submitted by S: Johnson. Step V. Cortlandt. Brandt 
Schuyler, A. D : Peyster, Joris Brinckerhoff , Nich? Bayard New York 
24*^ March 1746 [-7] which Report is Approved, And Order'd That the 
Treasurer of this Corporation Publick [publish] Advertizements in all 
the Publick Newspapers Printed in this City for three Months Succes- 
sively Giving Notice to all persons Indebted to this Corporation to pay 
their Respective Debts to him on or before the first day of September 
Next, or that they will be Sued for the Same. And that after the first of 
September next the Treasurer Acquaint this Board who have paid and 
who are still in Arrear that proper Measures May be Taken Accord- 
ingly 

Order'd that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Cortlandt Alderman 
Schuyler. M' Lawrence, and M"^ Brinckerhoff or any three of them And 
as Many More of this Board as please to Attend be a Committee to pre- 
pare the Draft of an Address and Petition to his Excellency the Gov- 
emour to Ease this City of the Burthen of Keeping a Militar>' Watch 
And to Make their Report to this Board at four a Clock to Morrow 
afternoon 

Order'd That the Alderman of the North Ward Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Collector for the Said Ward in the Room of John Vreden- 
burgh Deceased and that the Election be on to Morrow Week. 

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

New York j Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 4^^ 

day of June Anno Dom 1747. 

Present Gerrardus Stuwesant Esq*^ Dep^T Mayor. 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Pintard 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuvler 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayird 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



J 

^ 



>• Assistants 



196 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Committee Appointed Yesterday to prepare the Draft of an Ad- 
dress to his Excellency the Govemour to Ease the Inhabitants of this 
City of the Burthen of Keeping a Military Watch [169] Reported to 
this Board that they had prepared the Draft of an Address in the 
Words following (Viz*) To his Excellency the Honourable George 
Clinton Esq^ Captain Generall And Governour in Chief in and Over his 
Majesties Colonies of New York and Territories thereon Depending 
in America Vice Admirall of the Same and Vice Admirall of the Red 
Squadron of his Majestys ffleet The Humble Address And Petition of 
the Mayor, Alderman and Commonalty of the City of New York in 
Common Council Convened. May it Please your Excellency, It is 
with No Small Concern we find Our Selves Under a Necessity of 
Applying to your Excellency for Ease and Relief at this present Junc- 
ture of and from the Great and Extraordinary Burthens And Difficul- 
ties that the Inhabitants of this City now Groan and Labour Under 
Occasioned by the Continuall Nights and Days Watches in his Majes- 
tys fTort George in this City, We Could Enumerate them in Many 
particular Instances, But Shall Only Mention one Vizt Many of the 
Inhabitants of this City have three or four Sons And as Many Servants 
and Apprentices and all those with themselves Are Obliged to Watch 
in their Turns which falls out or happens About Once in Every four or 
five Weeks the plain Consequence Whereof is the Loss of fForty Shil- 
lings and Sometimes More to Every Such Inhabitant in that time. 
We Most Humbly Conceive May it please your Excellency that it's 
highly the Duty of the Well Wishers to this City in Generall and of us 
in particular who are the Immediate Representatives of the people to 
Think of all proper Means And to Use our best and Utmost Endeav- 
ours to procure a Remedy for these Inconveniences And after Our long 
most Serious Thoughts and Deliberate Considerations On this Mo- 
mentous Affair We See No other Way for Remedying these hardships 
and Difficulties than by Applying to your Excellency who alone hath 
the power And We have abundant Reason to Rest Satisfied and As- 
sured from Your Excellencies Mild Temper and Generous Disposition 
and your Equitable And Upright Administration that Our most 
Humble And hearty Petition and Request will be favourably Attended 
to & Granted, We therefore Conclude in Beseeching Your Excellency 
that As You Regard the Wellfare and Prosperity of this Corporation 
And the Ease and Tranquility of the Members thereof Your Excellency 
Would be pleased to Remedy the Great Inconveniencics Aforesaid 
Either by Ordering down one of the Independant Companies now at 
Albany Or one of ttie Companies of the New Levies now also there Or 
Such part of Either of them Or by Such Other Method or Way As 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 197 

Unto Your Excellency in Your Great Wisdom Shall Seem Most fit 
and Convenient And Your Excellencies Most humble and Most Obedi- 
ent Servants (as in duty Bound) Shall Ever pray : 

Which was Read and Approved And Order'd the Same be En- 
grossed And that Alderman Johnson. & Alderman Schuyler Imme- 
diately Wait On his [170] Excellency to know when he will be Waited 
on with the Said Address. And to make their Report to this Board 
forthwith And the Said Alderman Johnson and Aldennan Schuyler 
having Waited on his Excellency Accordingly And being Returned 
Reported That his Excellency Appointed Three aClock to Morrow 
afternoon to be Attended by this Board. 

Order'd the Dep*T Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N?98o. Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer One of the Mar- 
Warr* Issued, shalls of this City Or order the Sum of Six pounds 

Current Money of this Colony for his Extraordinary 
Services done for this Corporation 

City of ) ^o Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New Yorkj Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the first 

day of September Anno Domini 1747 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq*^ Recorder. 

Gerrardus Stu>'vesant 

William Roome „ . , , 

o- T • yEsq*^? Aldermen 

Simon Johnson '^ 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henr\' Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh J>- Assistants 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Nicholas Bavard 

Order'd the Treasurer of this Corporation Do Allow Bartholomew 
Skaats the present Lessee of the Docks & Slips of this City the Sum 
of Three pounds four Shillings and two pence being So Much Money 
by him paid and Expended for the Repair of a Scow belonpfing to this 
Corporation As Appears by his Account which is Audited and Allowed. 

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

N^gSi urer to pay to Simon Johnson Esq'' or Order the Sum 

Warr* Issued of flFourteen pounds Six Shillings and four pence Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony being So Much Money by 
him paid to Sundry persons for Charges that Accrued On the Tryall in 



198 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the Last Term between this Corporation And Hendrick Remson As 
Appears by his Account which is Allowed. 

[171 1 Order'd That Alderman Stuyvesant, Alderman Johnson, Alder- 
man Schuyler, M^ Bogert, M*" Brinckerhoff and M*" Bayard Or any 
four of them be a Committee to Enquire why Martin Van Evere Should 
not pay the Rent with which he is Charged And that they Report to 
this Board Assoon as possible what Abatement Shall be made to the 
Said Martin Van Evere if the Said Committee find his Complaint to be 
Just and Reasonable. 

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

N®982 urer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door- 

W'arr* Issued, keeper of the Common Councill Or Order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full for one Quarter of a Years Sallary which was due And 
Ending, the. 14*** day of July Last 

The Committee Appointed for Laying out and Regulating the 
Streets in Montgomerie Ward of this City made their Report in the 
Words following Viz! By Virtue of an Order in Writing Whereby 
we the Subscribers were Appointed a Committee for Laying out and 
Regulating the Streets in Montgomerie Ward &c of this City And to 
Make our Report to this Board with all Convenient Expedition Do in 
Obedience to the Said Order Report that having Measured the Dis- 
tance from the Middle of the Smith's fly Street opposite or above the 
Slip Commonly Called Peck's Slip to the House of James Lowry now 
in the Tenure Or Occupation of John Nicolls found it to be 442 feet 
that Digging down Two feet at the Said House find the Difference 
of the Height from Said House to the Middle of the Street Opposite 
to Said Slip to be 14 feet and an half foot which Admitts of four 
Inches fall or Descent upon Every Ten foot from the Said House to 
Said Slip, which the Committee propose and have Agreed to be [the] 
Regulation thereof the Committee humbly Desire that the Alderman 
and Assistant of Montgomerie Ward be Directed to Regulate the Same 
Accordingly with the Utmost Expedition All which is Nevertheless 
Humbly Submitted to the Judgement of this Court by Your most 
obedient Servants S: Johnson, John Marshall, Brandt Schuyler: Sam? 
Lawrence Isaac Stoutenburgh, To the Mayor. Aldermen & Common- 
alty of the City of New York. City of New York Augt 3i»t 1747. 
which Report was Read and Approved And Order'd that the Alder- 
man and Assistant of Montgomerie Ward Regulate the Same with 
the ITtmost Expedition 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 199 

Ordered That James Mills have Liberty to make a floor in the 
Room [where] he now Dwells So as to Divide it into two Apartments 
at his Own Cost and Charge 

[172] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N**983. Treasurer to pay to M^ Henry Bogert Or Order the 

Warr* Issued. Sum of Eighty pounds Current Money of this Colony 

for which he is to Account to this Board. 

Ordered that the Committee Appointed to Cause the Common Sewer 
Under the Exchange at the Lower End of the Broad Street to be 
Arched with Stone and the floor Laid with flatt Stones Do Cause the 
Great Dock and the Long Bridge over the Same Common Sewer to be 
Repaired with all Convenient Expedition. 



>- Esq*? Aldermen 



City of } ^,^ Att a Common Council Held at the 

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

39*? day of September (being the feast of 
S^ Michael the Archangle) Anno DoIIT 

1747 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq*" Mayor 

Gerrardus Stu)rvesant Esq^ D. Mayor 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler ^ 

Henry Bogert 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 

Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the Mayor. 
Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Electing this 
Day, One Alderman, One Assistant, two Assessors, One Collector and 
Two Constables in the Six Wards on the South Side of fFresh Water, 
And One Alderman, one Assistant, four Assessors, two Collectors, 
and four Constables for the Out Ward of the Said City to Serve in 



>v 



>- Assistants 



aoo 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



the Respective Offices for the Year Ensueing, the Respective Alderman 
of Each Respective Ward made Return this day into the Office of 
Town Qerke Under their hands of the Several! persons Elected to 
Serve in the Severall Offices aforesaid Viz^ 



I173I 



East Ward 



West Ward ^ 



''Simon Johnson Esq^ 

Samuell Lawrence 

Abraham Lynsen 

Ebenezer Grant 

Francis Marschalk 

Timothy Sloan 
^Robert M<^Alpin 

William Roome Esq^ 

Henry Bogcrt 

Philip Goelet 

Cornelius Bogert 

Joseph Devoe 

Christopher Stinmes 
^Samuell Brewer 
^Stephen Van Cortlandt 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 



Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 
Collector 

> Constables 



Northward < 



Southward < 



Dock Ward -< 



Esq'^ 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Simon Cregier 
John Van Aniam 
Jacobus Kierstead 
Jacob Christopher Fors- 

ter 

^Anthony Dobbins 
Brandt Schuyler Esq^ 
Abraham Depeyster 
Lawrence Lettelier 
John Kip 
Abraham Bbkee 
Isaac Sexias 
Archilaus Lewis 
John Pintard Esq"^ 
George Brinckerhoff 
David Abeel 
Humphry Jones 
John Tuder 
John George Cook 
Andrew Pamsav 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 

^Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

f Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



201 



[174] 



Montgomerie 
Ward ^ 



Out Ward 



John Marshall Esq^ 
Robert Benson 
Garret Beekman 
John Gilbert 
James Desbrosses 

No Return 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Esq^ 
Nicholas Bayard 
Jelles Mendeville 
Harmanus Van De 

Water 
Teunis Somerendyck 
Arnout Webbers 
William Wood 
Dirck Benson 
Lawrence Low 
William Waldron 
Abraham Myer 
^Adolph Myer 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 



I 



Assessors 

Collector 
Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



For Bowrv 
Division 




)r Harlem 
Division 



His Excellency the Honourable George Clinton Captain Generall 
and Govemour in Chief of the Province of New York And the Terri- 
tories thereon Depending in America and Vice Admirall of the Same 
and Vice Admirall of the Red Squadron of his Majesties fleet by and 
with the Advice and Consent of his Majesties Council Was pleased 
to Appoint the following Ofiicers for the City and County of New 
York for the year Ensueing (to witt) Edward Holland Esq*" to be 
Mayor Water Bailiff and Qerk of the Markett, John Ayscough Esq*" 
to be High Sherif And John Van Cortlandt Esq"^ to be Coroner of the 
Said City and County for the Year Ensueing 

Resolv'd (Nemine Contra Dicente) That Cornelius Depeyster Esq^ 
the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is hereby 
Elected And Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the Year Ensueing he Giving Such Security As the Law Directs 

The Mayor hath Appointed Andrew Ramsay (who was Chosen 
One of the Constables of the Dock Ward) to be high Constable of this 
City for the Year Ensueing, And Order d that the Akicriiian of the 



202 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Dock Ward Cause a New Election of Constables for the Said Ward in 
the Room of the Said Andrew Ramsay [175] And John George Cook 
who is Neither ffreeman nor fFreeholder in this City and that the Elec- 
tion be on Thursday next 

Ordered That the Alderman of Montgomerie Ward Cause a New 
Election of Constables for the Said Ward, No Constables being duly 
Elected in the Said Ward, And that the Election be on Thursday next 

Order *D That the Alderman of the South Ward Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable of the Said W§ird in the Room of Isaac Sexias who 
is Neither a fFreeman Nor if reeholder in this City and that the Election 
be On Thursday next. 



City of ^ «^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York j Hall of the Said City on Fryday the ^ day 

of October Anno Dom 1747. 

Present Stephen Bayard Esq*^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*^ D : Mayor : 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler ^ 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Samuell Lawrence 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 



>"Esq*? Aldermen 



^ 



>- Assistant 



J 



An Essay in Writing Shewing the duty and office of Vestrymen 
of this City was presented to this Board by the Vestrymen of this City 
for the Year 1746: which was Read and Considered off and this Board 
Taking the Same into Consideration and being Willing to Encourage 
Words of this Kind, Ordered that the Same be Printed at the Charge 
of this Corporation And that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Cortlandt 
Alderman Schuyler, M' Depeyster & M' Lawrence Or any three of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 203 

them be A Committee to Agree with a Printer to Print fifty Copies of 
the Said Essay and to Correct the proof Sheets thereof 

Order'd That William Gilbert Jun^ be a Fireman for the West 
Ward in the Room of Abraham Alstyne Deceased And John Gilbert 
be a Fireman in Montgomerie Ward in the Room of Peter Vlierboom 
Deceased 

[176] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 984 Treasurer to pay to Ahasuerus Turk Or Order the Sum 

Warr* Issued, of Two pounds Two Shillings and four pence Current 

Money of this Colony in full for Cleaning and Mending 
the ffire Bucketts as Appears by his Acct which is Allowed 

The Committee Appointed the 20*** day of March last to Examine 
into the Allegations of the Petition of Stephen Van Cortlandt Esq^ made 
their Report in the Words following Vizt In Pursuance of an Order of 
Common Council of the Twentieth day of March last Referring to us 
to Examine into the Allegations of the Petition of Stephen Van Cort- 
landt Esq' And to Make Our Report thereon Do in Obedience to the 
Said Order Report That We fluid the Said Stephen Van Cortlandt is 
Seized and Possessed of a Dwelling House and Parcell of Ground in 
Montgomerie Ward fronting the East River or Harbour Between the 
House and Ground of Cornelia Schuyler Widow And the House and 
Ground now or late of James Renaudet And We are of Opinion that 
the Prayer of the Petition may be Granted On the Petitioner's Entring 
into the Same Covenants As the other Grantees of Water Lotts in that 
Neighbourhood have Enter'd into And also Covenanting to pay to this 
Corporation for Ever, the Yearly Quitt Rent of Eighteen pence <^ foot 
for Every foot his Said Ground Contains in Breadth the Same to be 
Ascertained upon a Survey thereof to be made by one of the Sworn 
Surv'evors of this Citv all which is Nevertheless Humblv Submitted 
by Witt: Roome, Brandt Schuyler Robert Benson John Marshall 
Which Report is Approved and Order'd that the Same Ground be 
Surveyed by One of the Sworn Surveyors of this City in the presence 
of the aforesaid Committee Or any three of them And that upon the 
Surveys being Returned into the Town Clerk's Office That the Clerk 
prepare a Draft of a Grant for the Same 

Order'd that the Committee for Repairing the City Hall have power 
to Repair the Scverall Markctt Houses of this City in Such Manner as 
thev Shall Think Convenient 



204 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 985 urer to pay to Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Late Recorder 

Warr* Issued, of this City Or Order the Sum of Seventy pounds Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full for Services by him 
done for this Corporation for Seven Years Last past. 



[177] City of /gg 
New YorkC 



Att a Common Council Held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Wednesday Octo- 
ber the 14*** Anno Doin 1747. 



Present Edward Holland Elsq^ Mayor 



>"Esq'? Aldermen 



J 



s Assistants 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 



This Day M'^ Mayor Attended by Edward Holland Esq' Mayor 
Elect the Aldermen, Assistants, High Sherif, Town Clerk, Assistants 
and other Officers of this Corporation. Went in their fformalities from 
the City Hall to the House of his Excellency the Honourable George 
Qinton Captain Generall and Govemour in Chief in and Over the 
Province of New York and the Territories thereon Depending in 
America, Vice Admirall of the Same, and Vice Admirall of the Red 
Squadron of his Majesties fleet And there Waited. On his Said Ex- 
cellency and the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be Taken 
Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Ab- 
juration Oath in the presence and by Order of his Said Excellency 
Were Administred Unto the Said Edward Holland Esq'' As Mayor, 
Water Bailiff And Qerk of the Markett of this City of New York As 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



also of One of his Majesties Justices of the peace for this City i 
County of New York and also the Usuall Oaths of Office of Mayoi 
Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markett of the City of New York a 
Justice of the peace in the presence of all the Sevcrall Members of tl 
Court before Mentioned, And Uiereupon M'' Mayor Acquainted his S 
Excellency the Govemour that pursuant to ihe Authority to him Given 
by him [his] Majestys Royall Charter he had Appointed Gcrrardus 
Stuyvesant Esqf One of the Aldermen of the Said City to be Deputy 
Mayor of this City and Corporation if his Excellency Approved thereof 
to which his Excellency Was pleased to Answer Ihe Choice was Agree- 
able to him And he Approved thereof tliat the Said Gerrardus Stuyve- 
sant Should be Deputy Mayor of this Citj" Accordingly [178] Where- 
upon the rCcw Mayor Attended as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall 
where after the Ringing of Three Bells and Proclamation made for 
Silence the Ccnunission of the Mayor Water Bailiff and Qerk of the 
Markett and the Commission of the High Shcrif were Published. And 
then this Court Returned to Uie Common Council Chamber where the 
Said Edward Holland Esq' was ]>'accd in the Cliair and then According 
to the Directions of his Majestit- Royall Charter, Granted to tins Cor- 
poration, the Said Edward Holland Esq' the Mayor of tliis Corpora- 
tion Adminislred the Oaths aforesaid. Appointed to be Taken by i 
of Parhamcnt Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy ih) 
Test and .Objuration Oath and the Usuall Oaths for the due I 
of their Respective Offices Unto the Respective Officers and Magis-1 
trates following 

Gerrardus StujTcsant Esq' Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bc^ert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Jori* Rrinckerhnfl 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 



Esq"? Aldermen of the City of New Yorl 
and Justices of the Peace for the City t 
County of New York 



■■ Auistants of the City of New York 



2o6 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



John Ayscough Esq'' 

John Cortlandt Esq"^ 

Cornelius Depeyster Esq"^ 
Andrew Ramsay 



High Sherif of the City & County of New 

York 
Coroner of the City & County of New 

York (Sick) 
Treasurer (Sick) 
High Constable 



[179] 
East Ward 

West Ward 

North Ward 

South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 

Ward 
Bowry 

Division 

Harlem Division 



Constables Sworn Yiz\ 

Timothy Sloan 

Robert M^Alpine 

Christopher Stinmes 

Samuell Brower 

Jacob Christopher Foster 

Anthony Dobbins 

Archilaus Lewis 

James Jerrard 

John Stout 

James Acklin 

Michael Henderson 

James Hollet 

Amout Webbers 

William Wood 

Abraham Myer 

Adolph Myer 

James Mills Deputy Sherif 



Enoch Hunt Deputy 
Anthony Ham Deputy 



Joseph Palding Deputy 
John Tenbrook Deputy 



Order'd that Alderman Johnson. Alderman Cortlandt. Alderman 
Schuyler. M' Depeyster M"^ Brinckerhoff M"^ Benson and M^ Bayard 
Or any four of them be a Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books 
and Accounts and all other Publick Accounts of this Corporation And 
that they Make their Report on the Auditt of the Treasurers Books 
and Accounts with all Convenient Expedition 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N**986 urer to pay to Anthony Ham Messenger and Door- 

Warr^ Issued : keeper of the Common Council Or Order the Sum of 

Two pounds Ten Shillings Current Money of this Col- 
ony in full for one Quarter's Sallary which is due and Ending this 
day. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



207 



[180] City of 
New York 



1 



SS 



Att a Common Council Held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
Twentieth day of October Anno Dom 1747. 



Present 



>. Elsq*? Aldermen 



Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq*" D : Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Pintard 

John Marshall 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 



>^ Assistants 



J 



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

N?987. urer to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh Overseer of the 

War"^' Issued Watch of this City Or Order the Sum of fifty Nine 

pounds Eight Shillings And two pence Current Money 
of this Colony, Twenty three pounds Twelve Shillings and two pence 
part thereof being in full of his Account to this day, Twenty pounds 
Sixteen Shillings other part thereof being to be by him paid to the 
Severall Constables for their Severall Nights and Days Watching from 
the 15^? day of Aprill Last to the 14*** of this Instant both Inclusive 
And the Remaining fifteen pounds being Advanced to Enable him to 
purchase ffire Wood and Candles for the Use of this Corporation 

It being Moved That a Committee be Appointed for Letting the 
Stalls and Standings of the Severall Marketts to which M"^ Mayor 
Objected Declaring he Conceived he had a Right to the profitts of the 
Severall Marketts as Clerk of the Markett Whereupon the Common 
Council Ordered that the Clerk of this Board prepare Advertizements 
to be publickly Affixed up for Letting to farm the Severall Stalls 
Standings And places in the Publick Marketts at the House of the 
Widow Dawrence at four a Qock in the Afternoon On the Twenty 
fourth of this Instant for one year from the first day of November 
next, And that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Marshall Alderman 
Van Cortlandt, M' Lawrence & M*" Benson Or any three of them With 
As Many More of this Board as please to Attend be a Committee to 
Let the Same Upon Such Conditions As they Shall Judge proper 



2o8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[i8i] Order D the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followcth 
Vizt 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . . lo*** for a penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . . i : 4>4 for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . . 2 : lo for four pence 
A Wheaten Loaf the Course Bran only Taken^ , . ^ 

Out And not otherwise to Weigh 3 

Wheat being at 4/3 ^' Bushell 

And Ordered That no other Bread be made for Sale Within this 
City (hard Biscuit only Excepted) than According to the above Assize 
And that all Bakers within this City take Notice hereof And Make 
their Bread Accordingly 

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

New Yorki Hall of the Said City on Wednesday the 4*** 

day of November Anno DolTT 1747. 

Present Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuy vesant Esq^ D : Mayor. 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshall 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Samuell Lawrence 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Alderman Johnson from the Committee for Letting the Stalls, Stand- 
ings And places in the Publick Marketts Reports that they had Let the 
Same at Publick Vendue the 24*** of October Last for one year from 
the first day of this Instant November to the first day of November 
next to Bartholomew Skaats of this City Goldsmith for the Sum of 
One Hundred and Six pounds And Order'd the Gierke prepare Leases 
on the Same Conditions as the Leases the Last Year and that he Affix 
the Seal of this Corporation thereto And Sign the Same By Order of 
this Board, the Said Lessee Executing his part and also a Bond With 
Security for performance of Covenants 

[182] Ordered the Board Or the Major part of them be a Committee 
for Letting the fferry between this City And Nassau Island on Tuesday 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



< 



>^ Assistants 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 209 

the 22^ of December next at Two aClock in the Afternoon at the 
House of Andrew Ramsay for five years upon Such Terms and Condi- 
tions as they Shall Think Convenient And Order'd That the Clerk 
prepare proper Advertizements And Cause the Same to be Affixed up 
at Publick places and also in the Publick Newspapers all the time of the 
Letting the Same 

Ordered That the Mayor Alderman Johnson, Alderman Marshall 
Alderman Schuyler, M' Bogert, M' Lawrence M' Brinckerhoff and 
M' Bayard or any five of them be A Committee to Revise the Laws of 
this Corporation And Make their Report thereon to this Board with all 
Convenient Expedition. 

Order'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth Vizt 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh. . . . 9/4°' for a penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh 1:4 for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to Weigh ....2:9 for four pence 
A Wheaten Loaf the Course Bran only) - 

Taken Out and Not otherwise to Weigh . ( ^ ' ^ ^ 

Wheat at 4/6 ^ Bushell 

And Order d that no other Bread be made for Sale Within this 
City (hard Biskett only Excepted) than According to the Above As- 
size : and that all Bakers Within this City take Notice hereof and Make 
their Bread Accordingly 

[ 183] City of ) ^^, Att a Common Council Held at the City 

New York j Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 17**" 

day of November Anno Doin 1747. 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Simon Johnson 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New York Convened in Common Council And it is hereby Ordained 
Vol. v.— 14 



yEsq'? Aldermen 



>• Assistants 



2IO MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

by the Autliority of the Same that all the Laws, Orders And Ordi- 
nances of this Corporation which On the i8^*^ day of November Anno 
Domini 1746 Were Made, Ordained, Renewed, Estabilished, And Pub- 
lished be Revived and Continued and Remain in full force and Virtue 
for one year from and after the date hereof 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better preventing of ffire 

A Law for Making of Bread 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

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

A Law for Regulating Negros and other Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Restraining Negros & Indians from Gaming with Money or 
for Money 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

A Law for Punishing of Slaves who Shall Ride Disorderly thro* 
the Streets 

A Law Giving a Reward to Any person or persons who Shall Ap- 
prehend Any Negjo Indian or Molatto Slave Oflfending Against any 
of the Acts of Generall Assembly of this Province 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Carmen : 
[184] A Law for Regulating of Packers, Guagers and Cullers 

A Law Regulating the Making fFreemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Docks And 
Slips of this City 

A Law for Preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer in the Docks 
of this City 

Regulations for Paying Dock Money. 

A Law Prohibiting the Burning of Lime on the Commons 

A Law for Regulating and Estabilishing fees for Inviters to flFuner- 
alls 

A Law for Cleansing the Streets, Lanes and Allies of this City 

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

A Law Against ffiring Guns in the Streets 

A Law Against Killing Neat Cattle any where but at the Slaughter 
Houses 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK >ii 

A Law to Proliibitt Dicing Holes or Cutting Sods on the Commons 

A Law /or preventing frauds iii tfirewood 

A Law prohibiting Slaughter Houses in the Out Ward 

A Law Estabitishing fees for the Slauglitcr houses 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law prohibiting the Cutting of Timber on the Commons by 
BHckmakers ami Charcoal Burners 

A Law for Regulating fences 

A Law Regulating Midwives within the City of New York. 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or I'reasurer of 
Ilie Citj- of New York 

A Law for the better Securing the Cit> of New York from the 
Danger of Gun powder 

A Law Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay 

A Law Restraining the Cutting of Hoopsticks & Saplings on the 
Commons 

A Law for Preserving the ffish in ffresh Water Pond 

A Law for Regulating And Ordering the Publick Marketts in the 
City of New York 

flSs] A Law Declaring to what L'ses the Seal of this Corporation, the 
Seal of the Mayoraltj- and the Seal of the Mayors Court Shall be put 
Unto 

A Law Appointing Convenient places for Unloading of Hay for 
Estabilishing the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles and 
for the Ease of Antieiit and Disabled Cartmen. 

A Law Repealing a Clause in a Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relating to the Assize of Cask for Pork. Beef and ffish 

A Law to Prohtbitt the Exportation of Beef and Pork Untill the 
Same is Rejracked and Branded by the Sworn Packers. 

A Law for Regidating and Declaring the Duty of Firemen in the 
Cit>' of New York 

A I-aw to Prohtbitt Ncgros and other Slaves Vending Indian Com 
Peaches Or any oiher fniit within this City 

A Law Restraining Negros from Going to fetch Water on a Sunday 
Other than to the next Wei! or Pump to the place of their Abode And 
Riding Horses through the Streets or out of Town on a Stmday 

A Law for the further Regulating the Publick Mailcctts within the 
City of New York. 

A Law for Appointing Estabilishing and Regulating 3 Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York 

A Law for the better preventing the fTorestalling of provision* 
Comemg to the Publick Marketts of this Oty. 



21 a MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law to Remove and Prevent Nusances in the City of New York 
A Law to Prevent the Slip at the End of the Drain or Common 

Sewer from the Markett Commonly Called the Fly Markett to the East 

River becoming a Nusance 

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

N<> 988 urer to pay to Stephen Van Cortlandt Esq'^ Or Order 

Warr* Issued the Sum of Eight pounds Current Money of this 

Colony to be by him Applyed towards the Charge of a 
Well and pump Newly Erected near the New Dutch Church. 

The Petition of George Peterson and Samuell Tingley praying for 
Grants of the Ground and Water Lotts two hundred feet into the East 
River fronting their Respective Ground in Montgomerie [Ward] was 
Read whereupon It is Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman 
Marshall Alderman Cortlandt M' Lawrence, M' Brinckerhoflf M"" Ben- 
son and M' Bayard or any four of them be a Committee to Examine 
into the All[e]gations of the Said Petition and Make their Report to 
this Board With all Convenient Expedition 

[186] Ordered That Richard Nicholls the present D Clerk of this 
Board pay to the Treasurer of this Corporation the Sum of Nineteen 
pounds Thirteen Shillings Current Money of this Colony in full Bal- 
lance of his Accounts With this Corporation to this day and that the 
Treasurer Give him a Receipt in full for the Same. And the Said Rich- 
ard Nicholls having now Resigned the office of Deputy Qerk and John 
Chambers Esq' Clerk of this Board Acquainted the Board that he 
had Appointed M' Lodge his Deputy to Succeed the Said Richard 
Nicholls which this Board Approving off the Said M"" Abraham Lodge 
took the Oaths Appointed by Law Instead of the Test &c And Also the 
Oath for the due Execution of the Office 

City of J ^^ Att a Common Council Held at the City 

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

day of December 1747. 

Present Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Marshall 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuell Lawrence "" 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



J 



Isaac Stoutcnburgh a . ^ ^ 

T • T» • 1 t. % > Assistants 

Jons Bnnckerhoff [ 

Nicholas Bayard J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK jij 

M' James Parker pursuant to An Agreement made with him by 
M' Alderman Johnson Alderman Courtlandt, Alderman Schuyler, M' 
Depeyster M"" Lawrence Appointed a Committee for that purpose pro- 
duced to this Board fifty printed Copies of an Essay Called a Guide to 
the Vestry which he had printed at their Request for the Sum of four 
pounds being the price Agreed on by them with him. 

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

H^gSg. urer to pay to the Said James Parker Or Order the 

Warr* issued Sum of four pounds for the Said fifty printed Copies 

So by him Delivered to this Board 

M"^ William Gilbert Salt Measurer Applyed to this Board And 
Desired Leave to Resign his Office of Measurer And this Board would 
be pleased to Appoint his Son in Law Thomas fFerdon of this City 
Wheelwright to be a Measurer in his Room which this Board Consider- 
ing off Ordered [187] the Said Thomas fferdon be and this Board Doth 
Appoint the Said Thomas fferdon one of the Measurers of this City 



>^Esq'? Aldermen 



City of ) «^ An a Common Councill held at the City 

NewYoricJ Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 224 

December 1747. 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Gerardus Stu}'vesant Esqf 
William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 
John Marshall 
Brandt Schuvler 
Stephen V. Courtlandt 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuel Lawrence 
Isaack Stoutenburgh 
Henry Bogert 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Nicholas Bayard 

Thomas fferdon of this City Wheelwright applyed to this Board to 
be appointed one of the Measurers of this City William Gilbert one 
of the City Measurers having resigned this Board have appointed the 
said Thomas fferdon one of the Measurers of this City in the room 
of the said William Gilbert 



< 



>- Assistants 



214 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Committee appointed for Examining the ac- 

N°990 count of repairs and additions to the Poor house of 

Warr* issued this City pursuant to the Order of the Common Coun- 

cill have examined the Several Articles Incerted in a 
Certain account delivered in by William Roome Esq^ amounting in the 
whole to £190 : 17* : 4? and do report it as their Opinion that the said 
Sum be allowed and paid to the said William Roome Esq'" to be by him 
paid to the Several persons in the said account mentioned according 
to the Several Sums annexed to their Names which report is Unani- 
mously agreed to by this Board and Ordered the Mayor issue his 
Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to the said William Roome Esq'" the 
said Sum of £190 : 17* 14^ : to be by him paid and applyed as aforesaid. 

Cornelius Van Home Esqf Delivered up to this board a Certificate 
of the Number of Days by him Served in generall Assembly as one of 
the Representatives of this City from December 1743 to the Eleventh 
of November 1747 Amounting in the whole to 665 Days with a Cer- 
tificate Endorsed of his having Engaged to Serve this City as one of 
their Representatives Gratis and declaring them to be Null and Void 
and all other Certificates and Demands for the Like Service 

David Clarkson Esq'" at the same time delivered up to this board a 
Certificate of the number of Days by him Served in General Assembly 
as one of the representatives of this City with the Like Discharge 

Henry Cruger Esq'" at the same time delivered up to this Board a 
Certificate of the number of Days by him Served in Generall assembly 
as one of the Representatives of this City with the Like discharge 

[188] City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York J Hall of the said City on Monday the 28^ 

Day of Decembe[r] 1747 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D: Mayor 
William Roome 



Simon Johnson 
Stephen V Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaack Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerholf 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 
Ab: Depcyster 



1 



J 



Esq^ Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NKW YORK 



OMjRkO) tlic assize of bread be till further Onler as foUoweth v 



A While Loaf of ihe finest flower to weigh . 
A While Loaf of the finest flower to weigli.i 
A white Lpaf of the finest flour to weigh. . .. 
A Wheaten Loaf tlie Course brann only) 
taken out & not otherwise to Weigh - - 1 ' 



.13- 



for a peiin)' 
fur two ]wnce 
for four pence 

. for four pence 



And Obpered that no other bread be made for Sale within this City 
(hard biscuet only excepted) than according to the above Excise and 
that all Bakers within this City take Notice hereof and make llieir 
bread accordingly 

Ori>eked Nemine Contradicente that the Mayor of this Corporation 
has the Sole right of granting Lycci-.ses to Tavernkeepers and retailers ' 
of Strnng Liquors within this City by Virtue of his Majesties most 
Gracious Chaner and that no person or persons have any right to retail 
Strong Lifjuors either within or without Doors «'itho»t Such Licence 
first had and obtained from the Mayor 

Ordered that John Dunscomb one of the firemen of this City be 
removed from his Office for Contemptuously refusing to do his duty 
in attending the fire which happened Last thursday was Seven night 
after he was Ordered so to do by some of the Magistrates of this City 
And Cornelius Turck is appointed a fireman of the North Ward of this ; 
City in the room of the said John Dunscomb And Obdeh'd tliat the 1 
said John Dunscomb be ser^'ed witli a Copy of this Order. 



M» Mayor and the Committee appointed for leasing the ferr> be- 
tween this City and Nassau Island report that on ihe twenty second 
Instant they Leased the same by publick Vendue to Daniel Bloom for 
for the terra of five years under the yearly rent of four hundre<l and 
fifty five pounds to be paid at four equal and Quarterly payments and 
to Commence on the twenh* fifth of March next and that the Condi- 
lions of said Lease were then and there executed by the said Daniel 1 
Bloom and Ihe said Committee which this board approves of And J 
Ordered the D ; Oerk draw the Leases pursuant to said Conditions as J 
also a li8t>l Bond for the performance thereof to he executed by the I 
said Daniel Bloom and his Sureties for the perusal and approbation 
of (his board 



2i8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

by him executed for the performance of the Covenants and payments in 

said Leases. And Ordered the Treasurer of this Cit>^ 

N? 994 pay to Bartholemew Skaats or Order five pounds nine 

WarH issued Shillings and one penny half penny being the amount 

of his account for repairing the City S<!ow which is 
allowed 
[191] Ordered that a new Lease be made to Bartholomew Skaats of 
the Dock and Slips for one year to Commence on the first day of May 
next on the Rents and Covenants as the same was Leased to him Last 
Year 

John Milligan Sworn and admitted a ffreeman of this Corporation 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Neighbourhood of Wall 
street and the Meal Markett was read ordered the same be referred 
to further Consideration 

Ordered that Every Member of this Board who Shall hereafter be 
Summoned to attend after notice given to him or to some white person 
in the family and who shall not attend within half an hour after ringing 
of the Bell Shall forfeit two Shillings and Six pence and if he shall 
not attend at all that day after such Summons Shall forfeit five Shil- 
lings to be paid to the Clerk of this Board to be disposed of as this 
Board shall direct 

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

New York] Hall of the said City on Thursday the 24^^ 

day of March 1747 [-8] 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvcsant Esq^ D : Mayor 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshall 

John Pintard 

Stephen V. Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Isaac Stoutenburgh ^ 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Samuel Lawrence 

Robert Benson 

Ab: De Peyster 

Henry Bogert 

Nicholas Bayard 



>-Esq''! Aldermen 



J 



>► Assistants 



or THE CITV OF NEW YORK 



996 

Warri issued 



997 
Warrant Issued 



; members of this Corporation do ot 
at noon go to tlie ffern.' of this City and there deliver possession of £ 
said fferry and fferry Houses to Daniel Bloom llieir Lessee thereof 
Okdered a Warrant issue to the Treasurer of thi 
995 City to pay 10 M' Hcnrj' Bogcrt or order ilie Sunie G 

Warr! issued Fifty Eigiit pounds thirteen Shillings being the I 
lance of his account for Laying the pavtment at I 
Lower End of the Broadway Audited and allowed b\ this hoard and t] 
a warrant Issue to tlie Treasurer to pay to Brandt Sclniylcr ( 

or Order Fifty Nine pounds Eleven Shillings and One 
penny being so much by him advanced on the Same 
account as by the account thereof, which is allowed by 
this Board 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his warrant to | 
Stephen Van Courtlandt Esq' or Order One hm 
dred and One pounds Nineteen Shillings and a I 
peny in full of his account for repairing and Cleantf 
ing tlie Goals and City Hall ot this Cily which is audited anil allowed*! 

Ohdered that the Clerk of this board demand of BenjT Nicoll Esq' 
adm^ &c of Lawrence Gamer dece^ the rent due and Owing from 
Lawrence Gamer in his life time to the Corporation for some of t 
Corporation Ground to him demised in his life time at thirty ShiUin) 
pT Annum 

On. reading the petition of Jacobus Ryckman an anlient Inhabitant"" 
of this City Setting forth that by his long Confinement in Goal he is 
reduced to great Straits & Infirmitys and praying this Corporation wo'd 
grant to him a spott of Ground for a Brick Kiln in iheir Commons fotj 
the better Support of himself and family. Ordered that the Aldei| 
man and Common Councill (man] of the Out ward pitch on a pre 
place and agree with him for that purpose and make report therec 
to this board 

Ordfbed that the alderman and the Common Council [man] of tW_ 
Outward pitch on a proper place and agree with William Wood for a 
Spot of Groimd in the City Common for a Brick Kiln on his relinqnisb- 
ing the Ground formerly let to him and that they make report thereof 
to this Board 

Ordrked that Ihe Neighbourhood of New Strei 

N?998 have liberty to Sink a well at Such Convenient place i 

Wair! issued shall be directed by Alderman Roomc AW? Court 

and Aid?" Schuyler and ohiiciieo a Warrant i 



Same 

ed b y I 

hu^^l 

.hi^H 

leanq^^^l 
owedi^^^^ 
' E,q> 
from 

f Uk^^ 

(ilant"^^^ 



aao MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the Treasurer of this City to pay Eight pounds towards tlie Expencc 
thereof 

Ordered Aid™ Roome Aid? Courtlandt Ald*^ Schuyler Alderman 
Johnson M'' Lawrence M' Benson M'' De Peyster and M'' Brinckerhoff 
be a Comittee to View where will be a Convenient place for makeing 
a Cartway on the Pier at the End of Wall Street and that they make 
report thereof to this board 

Ordered that M' Stoutenburgh Employ Some persons to Cleanse 
the City Hall with all Convenient Speed 



[193] City of ) «« At a Common Council held at the City 

NewYorkj Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 5*** 

day of Aprill Anno DoITT 1748 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant Esq'' D: Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshal 

John Pintard 

Stephen Van Courtlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Henry Bogert 

Nicholas Bayard 

Samuel Lawrence 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 






>-Esq*^ Aldermen 



J 



John Kindell admitted and Sworn a freeman of this Corporation 

Ordered that Alderman Roome Alderman Johnson Alderman 
Schuyler M^ Lawrence and M^ Brinckerhoff or any thereof [three of] 
them be a CoiTTittee to agree for and purchase Materials for the build- 
ing a new ferry house and Barn on Nassau Island which ferry house is 
agreed to be built two Story high and to be fifty foot in length and forty 
foot in breadth and the first Story above the Cellar to be Nine foot high 
and the upper Story Eight foot high and that the said Comittee have 
power to draw upon the Treasurer from time to time for Such Sums of 
Money as they shall want for the Same not Exceeding two hundred 
pounds 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK aai 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to pay to 

N? 999 James Mills or Order Thirteen Pounds fourteen Shil- 

Warr* issued ings for Victualing Sundry prisoners &c: as P'* his 

accot Sworn to by him and which is allowed 



[194] City of ) «^, At a Common Council held at the City 

New York ( Hall in and for the said City on Wednes- 

day the 13*? Day of April 1748 

Present Edward Holland Esq'" Mayor 

Gerardus Stuy vesant Esq^ D : Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshall 

Brandt Schuyler 

John Pintard 

Stephen V? Courtlandt 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Henry Bogert 

Joris BrinckerhofF 

Samuell Lawrence 

Robert Benson 

Nichol! Bayard 

Ordered that Doctf Schuckburgh have Liberty to keep that part of 
the Citys Ground which was Leased by his Father in Law Lawrence 
Gamer dec? and by him inclosed in his life time adjoining to his farm 
in the Bowry, for the Term of One Year he paying thirty Shillings a 
year rent to this Corporation which he agrees to pay the rent to 
Comence on the Twenty fifth day of March last and that he hold the 
Same at the like rent for so long after as the Corporation shall think 
fitt 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Israel Horsfield Came into Common Council and did agree with 
and Sell to the Corporation of this City the DweHing House and Lott 
of Ground at Brookland on long Island in the Tenure & Occupation 
of James Stringham being Twenty four foot in breadth and forty Odd 
feet in length with Some Ground behind it for the Sume of Seven 
Hundred pounds and five Hundred pounds part thereof to be paid on 
the first day of May Next and the remaining Two Hundred pounds on 
the first day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and fForty Nine 
and Ordered the Qerk Draw Deeds for Conveying the Same to this 



aa2 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Corporation with Covenants of Warranty against all P^sons and that 
he is Seized in ffee and that it's free from all incumbrances and that 
Stringham Pay Thirty five pounds part of the Next years rent to this 
Corporation and Thirteen pounds the residue to the said Israel Horsfield 

[195] Ordered that Mess*^? aid*? Johnson aid? Marshall and aid™ 
Schuyler M^ Lawrence and M^ Bogert be a Comittec to agree with and 
purchase from M^ John Suydam the Dwelling House and Ground 
whereon he lives at the ferry on Long Island for any price not exceed- 
ing three Hundred pounds 

Ralph Steel Labourer admitted and Sworn a freeman of this Corpo- 
ration 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1000 urer to pay to M'' Isaac Stoutenburgh overseer of the 

Warr! issued Watch of this City Twenty pounds Eighteen Shillings 

being to be by him paid to the Several Constables for 
their Several Nights and days, Watching from the 15*** of [October] 
Last to the 14^ Instant 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? looi urer to pay to anthony Ham Doorkeeper & messenger 
Warrt Issued to the CoITTon Council or order two pounds ten shil- 
lings for one Quarters Salary due the 14*^ Instant 



City of ) 
New York j 



SS 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall in and for the said City on Wednesday 
the 4 day of May 1748 



>-Esq'? Assistants 



Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D : Mayor 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Brandt Schuyler 

John Pintard 

Stephen V? Courtlandt 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Samuel Lawrence 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bavard 



Assistants 



The Conrittee appointed to agree with and purchase from Suydam 
the House and Lott where he Lived did report to this board that they 



OK THE CITV or NEW YORK 



"3 



had agreed with and purchased from the said John Suydam the Same 
for the Sumc of Two hundred and Seventy five pounds Current money 
of this Colony whicli agreement is approved of and ratified and Con- 
firmed by this board & Ordered the Treasurer pay to 
N? 1002 Abraham Lodge Deputy Oerk of this City the said 
VVarr! Issued Sume of Two Hundred and seventy five pounds to be 
by him paid to Said John Suydam on his and his wifes 
executing Deeds for the Same House and Lott to the Corporation 
[196] Ordered that a Well be Sunk near Spring Garden in the Broad- 
way of this City at such Convenient place as shall be directed by alder- 
man Roome M' Bogert Alderman Courtlandt and M' Stoutenburgh 
or any three of them and that this Corporation allow Eight pounds for 
and Towards the Expence thereof 

Ordered also that the Neighbourhood of John Street and Nassau 
Street have abo liberty to Sink a well at Such Convenient place as shall 
be approved and Directed by the Same Commillee and that Eight 
pounds be allowed towards the Fxpence thereof 



City of ) 
New York) 



Ai a Common Council held at the City 
Hall in and for the said City on Tuesday 
the 7'1' day of June 1748 
Present Edward Holland Esq' Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Stephen V? CoiirtlaiiJi 
John Pintard 
Brandt Schuyler 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Peter Stoutenburgh 
Nicholas Bayard 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuel Lawrence 
Ordered that alderman Schuyler and M( Nicholas Bayard be a 
CoTIlittee to Settle and adjust the Division Line between the Ground o( 
John Van Zandt and the Ground of this Corporation in the Out ward 
of this City and that they make report thereof to this board 

Oforrkd that Cap! John Burpss be presented with the freedom of 
this Corporation for the Late Signal Service done by him in taking and 



)■ EsqT aldermen 



"■Assistants 



224 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

bringing into this Port a ffrench privateer which Infested our Coust 
and that the Deputy Clerk prepare a Draft thereof to lay before this 
board for their perusal and approbation at their Next Meeting. 

John Waters Innkeeper admitted and Sworn a ffreeman of this 
Corporation 

Ordered that the neighbourhood of Wall Street near the Meal 
Market have leave to make a Cartway on the pier at the End of said 
Wall Street at their own Charge which shall remain and Continue 
during the pleasure of this Corporation 

[197] City of ^ ^,^^ At a Comon Council held at the City 

New YorkJ Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 28^? 

day of June 1748 

Present Edward Holland Iv q^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D: Mayor 
William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson F « AlH 

Stepl* Van Courtlandt [ ^ * 

Brandt Schuyler J 

Joris BrinckerhofF 

Robert Benson 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

Nich? Bayard 

Henry Bogert 

Ab™ D Peyster 

Samuel Lawrence 

The petition of Cornelia Rutgers, Leonard Lispenard. John and 
Jacob? Roosevelt and Christopher Banker Setting forth that they are 
possessed of a Certain parcell of Land adjoining to the East river 
between the house and Lott of James Desbrosses and the Land of 
Harm? Rutgers and praying a Grant of the Water Lott fronting to their 
Lotts &c. 

Ordered that the members of this board or the major part of them 
be a Comittee to Enquire and Examine into the subject matter of said 
petition and that they go to and View the Lands Claimed by the pcf? 
and make report thereof to this board with all Convenient Speed 

A Petition of Severall Inhabitants in the neighbourhood of pearle 
Street was read Setting forth that David Van Home and Samuell Van 
Home intended to Erect a Still House on part of the Ground of Walter 
Dongan near White Hall and that the same Wo'd become a Nusance 



>* Assistants 



OF THE CiTY OF NEW YORK 



as also Dangerous by fire Resolved that it is the Opinion of this board! 
that the building of a Still House and keeping the Same Under proper! 
regulations Can be no nusance to this City 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this board a Draft of the frcedoni< 
of this Corporation to be presented to Captain John Burgiss which wUl 
read and is in the words following to witt 

, Eow.MtD HoLLAsi> Esqf Mayor and the alder- 

'y ( SS men and Commonalty of the City of New York. 
J To ALL to whom these presents shall Comci 

Send Greeting 

Whereas Captain John Burgiss Commander of the privateer Snow 
or V'essell of Warr Called the Royall Catharine did on the fourth Day 
of this Instant month of June on his return in the said snow from a 
Successful! Cruize meet on this Coast (about Six Leagues from Sandy 
Hook) a ffrench privateer Brigantine Called Le Mars of Considerable 
force and having on board near three times the Number of his Men 
whicli Brigantine gave Chase to and engaged the said John Burges 
and in that Engagement attempted Severall [198] Times to Board and 
lake him which he the said John Burgiss by his prudence Conduct and 
Valour not only prevented but also did Vanquish Overcome take and 
bring the said french privateer into this Port and Harbour of New 
York which Action as it was brave ami noble in ilseU so it is also in the 
Publick Benefitts and Advantages which flow from it to witt. the 
Safety and ffreedom of our own Trade and Comerce as also of the 
neighbouring Provinces and Meritts the applause of all persons and 
particularly of the Inhabitants of this City We Therefore the Mayor 
aldermen and Comonalty of the City of New York Convened in 
Comon Councill from the just Scnce We have as well of tlic Conduct 
anrl Bravery of the said Captain John Burgiss in this Particular as of 
the benefits arising thereby to this City Do Unanimously present 
Unto him the ffreedom of the Corporation of this City of New York 
These are therefore to Cerlific and declare that the said Cap'. John 
Burgiss is hereby Admitted Received and allowed a freeman and 
Citizen of the said City of New York To Have hold Enjoy and Partake 
of all and Singular the advantages Benefitts Librrtifs priviledgei. 
ffranchi>e» flreedoms and Immunities Whatsoever Granted or belong- 
ing to the Same City In Testimony Whereof the said Mayor Alder- 
men and Comonalty have Caused the Seal of the said City to 
affixed the afPt day of June in the Twenty Second year of 
Majesties Reign Annoq* DoTO 1748 
Vol. v.- IS 



4 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



J 



236 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New YorkJ Hall of the City of New York on Fryday 

July 8*? 1748 

Present Edward Holland Esq'f Mayor 

Gcrardus Stuyvesant Esqf D May*" 

W? Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Marshal 

Stephen V: Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Robert Benson 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Henry Bogart 

Ab: De Peyster 

Sam? Lawrence 

[199] Ordered the assize of bread be till further Order as foUoweth 

Vizi 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh. . . . o*^ : 8^* for a Penny 

a white Loaf of the finest flower to weigh i : o J4 for two pence 

a white Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 2 : 2 for four pence 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarse bran only taken) - - 

J ^ r\.\. • X -1. }► 2 : 10 for four pence 

out and not Otherwise to weigh J ^ 

And Ordered that no Other bread be made for Sale within this 
City (hard bisquets only Excepted) than According to the above assize 
and that all Bakers within this City take Notice hereof and make their 
bread accordingly 

Ordered that the Alderman of the West Ward Cause a new Elec- 
tion of an assessor in the room and stead of Philip Goelet who is 
Deceased Since the Last Election and that the Election be on Tuesday 
next at Ten of the Clock in the morning 

Ordered that Alderman Roome Alderman Johnson Alderman Court- 
landt or any two of them be a Comittee to take the advice and Opinion 
of Mess"? Alexander [,] Murray and Chambers what Steps are most 
proper and adviseable to be taken with Israel Horsfield. who hath 
Lately Erected and set up a slaughter House at the (ferry between 
High and Low Water Mark 

The Petition of Benj? Peck was read Setting forth that he was 
possessed of a Certain parcell of Land adjoining to the East River 
between the House and Lott of James Desbrosses and the House and 
Lott of Harmanus Rutgers and praying the Grant of the Water Lott 
f rcmting his Lott 



OF THE CnV OF NEW YORK 



Order'd that the Members of this board or tlie major part of t 
be a Comittee to Enquire into the Subject Matter of said Petition, i 
that they make report thereof to this board 

City of ) -„ At a Common Council held at the City 

New Yorkj Hall of the said City on Thursday the 3 

July Anno Dom, 1748. 
Present Edward Holland Esq' Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant Esq' D Mayor 
William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson ^ Esq^ Aldermen 

John Pintard J 

Isaac Stoutenburgh ~\ 

Henry Bogert 

Joris Brindterhoff y Assistants 

Robert Benson 
Samuel! Lawrence J 

Ordeseo that the assizi' of Bread be liU further Order as foil 
to witt 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh. . i": 14.'* (or four 
a white Loaf of the finest flower to weigh, , o : 15 fortwopence 
a white Loaf of tlie finest flower to weigh. ...o : 7 forapcnn; 

Ako Ordered that a nother [no other] bread be made for Sale 
within this City (hard Bisqiiet [200] Only Excepted) that [than] 
cording to the Above Assize and thai all Bakers, take Notice hereof 
make their bread Accordingly 

The Petition of Thomas Barns John Latliain and Oliver De 
Lancey was read praying the Grant of this Corporation to them of 
Two Hundred foot of Groimd Under Water, the whole breadth of their 
[^tts in Montgomcrie Ward 4c? Order o tliat Alderman Jolinson 
Alderman Marshall Alderman Schuj'Icr M^ Benson and M' Lawrence 
be a Committee to Enquire into the Matters Contained in said Petition 
and that they make rcpnrt tliereof to tliis Board 

Vvos Application of M' David Van Hornc lo this board to Lay a 
Drain from the Lotl near the While Hall whereon he is Al 
Erecting a Still House this [being?] tlie street into the Bason 
(he Battery ORDFJtFi> that he have the Leave of this board So 
they have power to Grant the Same 

Orou'd that M' George Brinkcrhoff have Leave and Do Em| 
Sonw pcr*on» (o Gcanse the Dock a[nd] Slip at Cocnlies Mai 
Expense thereof be paid by this Corporation 



IV 

5al^l 



228 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Marshall M» Samuel 
Lawrence and M"" Robert Benson or any three of them be a Committee 
to Employ Persons to Cleanse the Slip 'and Dock at the Lower End 
of the Fly Markett and that the Expence thereof be paid by this 
Corporation 

Ordered that M"" Samuel Lawrence Do pay unto M*" Hardenbrook 
the Keeper of the Magazine for the storage of Sixty half Barrells of 
Gun Powder Lately Sent Hither by mistake half the ffees of Storage 
and no More 

Ordered that John David Woolf have Leave to Digg Clay in the 
CoIHons of this City for the Conveniency of his building he filling up 
the Ground at his Own expence 

Jacob Gardenier Labourer admitted and sworn Andrew Hoyer 
Gunsmith Sworn ffreemen of this Corporation 

Order'd that James Mills the Goaler Do not Give Leave to any 
person or persons to take nor that he Lend any of the City Ladders to 
any person or persons on any Account or pretence Except by Order of 
Common Councill or in Case of fire 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of this 
City to pay to Anthony Ham Doore Keeper and Messenger of this 
Board two pounds Ten shillings for One Quarters Sallary due and 
Ending the 14*? Inst. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
James Mills or Order thirteen pounds Twelve Shillings in full of his 
Account for Victualling one John Smith & Patrick Brampston &c. as 
by his Account sworn too and allow'd 



[201] City of ^ «^ At a Common Council held at the City 



New York j^^ Hall of the said City on Thursday 11*^ 

August 1748 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
John Marshal 
Stephen Van Courtlandt 
John Pintard 
Brandt Schuyler 
Isaac Stoutenburgh *^ 
Henry Bogert I . .^. . 

Joris Brinckerhoof J^Asrirttnts 

Samttd Lawrence J 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Obder'd tJiat ihe freedom of this Cor|»oralion be presented to his 
Excellency the Honourable William Shirley Esq' Commander in Chief 
of his Majesties Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England and 
that this board be a Comittce to Draw the Draft of said Freedom 

M' Alderman Johnson prodnccd to this board a Subscription paper 
signed by several of the Neighbourhood of the ffly Market thereby 
promising to pay sixty Odd pounds for and Towards the Laying and 
Carrying out a good and Sufficient Drain to Carry of the filth and 
Dirt of tlic Slip in Case the Corporation wo'd think proper to Order the 
I Same to be done It is Okdek d M' Alderman Johnson and M' Samuel 
Lawrence M' Alderman Marshall and M' Robert Benson be a Coniit^ 
tee to View and Examine the said Slip and that they Report 
Opinion thereof to this Board. 



1 



Gty of ) cc At a Common Council held at the City 

NewYoticj Hall of the said City on Fryday the la'S 

August 1748 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 

Gcrrardus Stuyvesant Esq' D: Mayor 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson j 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Courtlandt 

John Pintard 

Brandt Schuyler 

Isaac Stouten burgh 

Nicholas Bayard 

Henry Bogert 

Samuel Lawrence 

Joris Brinckcrhoof 

Mess'! Johnson and Schuyler two of ihe Comittce for [ 

I the Draft of the fTrecdom of this Corporation to his Excellency Gov- 

J emour Shirley did produce a Draft to this board which was read 

I in the words foUowing to witi City of New York SS [202] Edward 

I Holland Esq' Mayor and the Aldermen and Commonalty of t!ie satd 

C'ty in Comon Council Convcjied To Atx [to] whom these presents shall 

Come Send GRCETisr. Kxow Ypk tliat we being willing to Demonstrate 

Ihe great regard and Esteem wee have for the person of his Elxcel- 

Icncy William Shirley Esq' Captain General and CommatHler in Chief 



t-Esq'! Aldcrmet 



J. Assistants 



aja 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[202&] 



Montgomerie.-< 



Out Ward 



'^John Marshall Esq^ 
Robert Benson 
Robert Morrell 
William Griffin 
William Depeyster 
John Bogert Jun*" 
Patrick Jackson 
Gerardus Stuyvesant 

Esq*- 
Nicholas Bayard 
Adrian Hogeland & 
Harman Vandewater 
Tennis Somerendyk 
John Van Zandt 
Teunis Duyckman 
Arent Bussen & 
Jacob Dyckman Jun*" 
Abraham Meyer 
John Benson Jun^ & 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 

( G^nstables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



I 



for Bowry 
Division 






Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



for Harlem 
Division 



^Lawrence Cortreight 

His Excellency the Honourable George Clinton Captain General 
and Governour in Chief of the province of New York and the Terri- 
tories tliereon depending in America and Vice Admiral of the Same 
and Admiral of the White Squadron of his Majesties Fleet by and 
with the Advice and Consent of his Majesties Councill was pleased to 
Appoint the following Officers for the City and County of New York 
for the year Ensuing (to witt) Edward Holland Esq*" to be Mayor 
Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markett John Ayscough Esq'' to be 
High Sheriff And John Burnet Esq^ to be Coroner of the said City 
and County for the Year Ensuing. 

[202c] Simon Johnson Esq*" Produced Unto this Board a Commission 
under the Great Seal of the Province of New York Appointing him 
recorder of the City of New York which was Read and is in the words 
following Vizt [The commission not entered.] 

M"" Mayor Acquainted this Board that M"" Johnson Appeared Before 
him Took the Oaths Appointed by Act of parliament Instead of the 
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath and 
also an Oath for the due Execution of the Office of Recorder of the 
City of New York 



OK THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



»33 



Resolved Nemine Contra Dicente That Cornelius Depeyster Esq' 
Ihc present Treasurer or Giamberlain of this City be and is hereby 
Elected and Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing he Giving Such Security as the Law Directs. 

Ordeked the Alderman of Monlgomeric Ward Do Cause New 
Elections of Constables for the said Ward in the Room of John Bogcrt 
Jun' and Patrick Jackson who are both Troopers and that the Election 
be on Monday next 

The Mayor hath Appointed Thomas Leppe | r | ( who was chosen one 
of the Constables of the South Ward) to be High Constable of this 
Ci[ty] for the year Enstieing And Okoered that th[e] Alderman of 
the South Ward Cause a New Election of a Constable for the said 
Ward in the Room of the Said Thomas I-cpper an[d] that the 
Ek-ction be on Monday next. 

Ordered the Alderman of the Out Ward Do Cause a New Election 
of a Constabl[e] for the Bowry Division in the said Ward i[n] the 
Room of John Van Zandt who is a ffireman And that the Election be on 
Monday next 



[203(/] City oi 



Ar r a Common Council held at the Cily 
Hall of the said City on Thursday Octobei 
the e'"" Anno Dom 1748 

Edward Holland Esq' Mayor. 

Gcrrardus Stuyvcsant Esq' D: Mayor 1 

Simon Johnson Esq"" Recorder 

William Roome 

John Marshall 

Stephen \'an Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Henry Bogert 

Isaac Sloutenbiirgh 

Joris BrinckerhotT 

Robert Benson 

William Allison Chirurgeon William Kelly and Pliilip Hogan Mar- 
rincr Sworn ffreemcn of this Corporation Wtlliain Lee and Adam 
Phsifer Carpenter Sworn ffreemen and ordered to be Rcgistrcd 



^ Esq'? aldermen 



^ Assistants 



J34 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

M"" Mayor Acquainted this Board that the Buildings and Interest 
of this City at the fferry were Extravagantly Assessed by the Assessors 
of the Township of Brookland in a higher proportion than the other 
Estates in the Neighbourhood. Order d that the Committe Appointed 
to Consult M*" Murray and M"" Chambers on the Incroachments made 
on the Citys Ground at the fferry Do also Consult the said M*" Murray 
& M^ Chambers to procure a proper Redress for the Extravagant 
Assessment by the Said Assessors of Brookland 

l202e] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
warrant Issued the Treasurer to pay Unto Simon Johnson Esqf or 
N® (1005.) order the Sirni of Eighty one pounds Nineteen Shil- 
lings and Three pence Current Money of this Col- 
ony being So Much Money by him paid to Sundry persons for work 
Done for this Corporation at the fferry and Cleansing the Slips in this 
City As Appears by his Acct which is Allowed 

M"" Alderman Schuyler Reported that he had Caused a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the South Ward in the Room of Thomas Lepper 
who was Appointed High Constable when Joseph Griswold was 
Elected in his Room to Serve for the year Ensueing. 

Ordered that Two Wells be Sunk one in Cortlandt Street and the 
other in Dye Street in the West Ward of this City at Such Convenient 
place in the Said Street as Shall be Directed by the Alderman, As- 
sistant of the Said Ward and that this Corporation Do Allow Eight 
pounds for and Towards the Expence thereof 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh Overseer of 

N<> (1006) the Watch of this City or order thfe] Sum of forty 

Six pounds five Shillings & four pence Current 
Money of this Colony being in full of his Acct to this day also or- 
dered the Treasurer pay Unto the Said Isaac Stoutenburgl^ the fur- 
ther Sum of fi[ve] pounds Current Money aforesaid in order [to] 
enable him to purchase firewood and Cand[lesl for the Use of this 
Corporation 



>^Esq" Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 235 

[202/] City of ) «^ Att a Common Council Held at the 

New York ( City Hall of the Said City on fryday Octo- 

ber the 14^ Anno Dom 1748 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq"" Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
John Pintard 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Courtlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Samuell Lawrence 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 

This day M^ Mayor attended by M*" Recorder the Aldermen and 
Assistants High Sheriff town Clerk High Constable Constables and 
other Officers of this Corporation went in their fonnalities from the 
City Hall to his Majesties Garrison Fort George and there waited on 
his Excellency the Honorable George Qinton Captain Generall and 
Govemour in Chief in and over the province of New York and the 
Territories thereon Depending in America Vice Admirall of the Same 
and Vice Admirall of the White Squadron of his Majesties fleet and 
the Oaths Appointed by Act of parliament to be taken instead of the 
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the test and Abjuration Oath in 
the presence and by Order of his Said Excellency were Administred 
Unto the Said Edward Holland Esq"" as Mayor water Bailiff and Clerk 
of the Market of this City of New York as also of one of his Majesties 
Justices of the peace for this City and County of New York and also 
the Usual Oaths of Office of Mayor water Bailiff and Clerk of the 
Market of the City of New York and Justice of the peace in the pres- 
ence of all the Severall Members of this Court before Mentioned And 
thereupon M*" Mayor Acquainted his Said Excellency the Governour 
that pursuant to the Authority to him [202^] Given by his Majesties 
Royall Charter he had Appointed William Roome Esq*^ one of the 
Aldermen of the Said City to be Deputy Mayor of this City and Cor- 
poration if his Excellency Approved thereof to which his Excellency 
was pleased to Answer the Choice was Agreable to him and he Ap- 



236 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



proved thereof that the said William Roome Should t>e Deputy Mayor 
of this City Accordingly whereupon the Mayor Attended as aforesaid 
Returned to the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells and 
proclamation Made for Silence the Commission of the Mayor water 
Bailiff and Clerk of the Markett and the CoTTTissions of the High 
Sheriff and Corroner were published and then this Court Returned to 
the Common Councill Chamber where the Said Edward Holland Esq"" 
was placed in the Chair and then According to the Directions of his 
Majesties Royall Charter Granted to this Corporation the Said 
Edward Holland Esq*" the Mayor of this Corporation Administred the 
Oaths Aforesaid Appointed to be taken by Act of parliament instead 
of the Oaths of Aleg^ance and Supremacy the test and Abjuration Oath 
And the Usual Oaths for the Due Executing of their Respective Offices 
Unto the Respective Officers and Magistrates following 

William Roome Esq"" Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Courtlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Samuel Lawrence 

James Livingston 

Henery Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

George Brinckerhoff 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 

John Provoost 

Nicholas Rosevelt 

John Ayscough Esq*" 



Esq" Aldermen of the City of New York 
and Justices of the peace for the City 
and Coun[ty] of New York 



-• 
A 



>► Assistants of the City of New York 



[202/1] John Burnett Esq"" 

Cornelius Depeyster Esq'' 
Thomas Lepper 



High Sherriff of the City and County of 

New York 
Corroner of the City & County of New 

York 
Treasurer 
High Constable 



East Ward 



West Ward 



Constables Sworn Vizi 

Rice Williams William Bcek Depy 

Thomas Kendall — ab 
George Van Home 
Jonathan Wheeler — ab 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



«37 



North Ward 
South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 
Ward 

Out Ward 

Harlem 
Division 



Joost Palding 
Abraham Kip 
John Waters 
Joseph Griswold 
John Delamontanie 
Isaac Hays 
John Parcell 
Jacob Ryker 
Teunis duykman 
Jacob HaUet 
John Benson Jun"" 
Lawrence Cortrcight 

James Mills )' ^ ou -ir 

Abraham Mills J ^"^^ ^^^"^' 



Peter Degrove Deputy 
W°* Baldwin Deputy 
Hugh Mullagan I>eputy 



Ordered that Alderman G>rtlandt Alderman Schuyler & Alderman 
Livingston with M^ Ab Depeyster M' Bayard & M' Jn® Provoost be a 
Committee to Auditt the Treasurers Books and Accounts 



[2021] City of 
New York 



\ 



SS. 



Present 



Att a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Fryday the twenty 
Eighth day of October Anno Dom. 1748. 



Edward Holland Esq"" May*" 

W? Roome Esqf D Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq"" Recorder 

John Marshall 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

James Livingston 

Sam* Lawrence 

Joris BrinckerhofF 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Nichf Bayard 

Henry Bogert 

Ab? Depeyster 

Rob^ Benson 



>-Esq" Justices 



>* Assistants 



23B MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Comittce appointed to Examine the Ace*! of 

N*> 1007 M"" Jons Brinckerhoff for Sundrys by him laid out 

Warr! Issued for building & Repairing the fferry do Certifie that they 

have Examined the Same & that there is due to him for 
his Expence & disbursments about that Service the Sum of [£]i94: 
i6»: 7^: as by the Ace*? tiiereof Audited vf^ is approved by this Board 
& Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to the 
S? Joris Brinckerhoff or order the s? Sume in Discharge of his 
Si Acco*? 

The Committee appointed to Examine the Acco^ of 

N? 1008, W? Roome Esq*" Dep^ Mayor for Sundrys laid out & 

Warrt Iss? done for building & Repairing the fferry do Certifie 

that they have Examined the Same & find there is due 
to the S? W™ Roome Esq«" the Sum of [£]93 : 16 : 7 w** is allowed & 
approved by this Board & Orderd the Mayor issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay the Said Sum to the S? W? Roome Esq^ 
or Order in Discharge of his si Accot 

Orderd that the Mayor issue his Warrant to the 

1009 Treasurer of this City to pay to the HoUtte John Moore 

Warr! Iss^ Esq"" or Order the Sum of fforty three pounds nine 

Shillings & 6** Currt mony of this Colony in Discharge 
of his Acco! of Sundrys by him formerly laid out for the use of this 
Corporation & by him Sworn to be a Just & true acco! & which is ap- 
proved & allowed by this Board 

[202;] Order'd that there be a double Watch kept on Monday night 
next being the Anniversary of his Majesties Birth day 

orderd tliat Alderman Marshall, Aid? Cortlandt Aid? Schuyler & 
Aid" Livingston M*^ Benson & M' Bogert or the major part of them be 
a Comittee to View the Water Lotts Opposite & Contiguous to the 
Lotts of Mess^? Bancker, Roosevelt & Peck & that they Consider the use 
& Conveniency thereof for a Wharf, Dock or SHpior whether it be for 
the benefit of this Corporation to grant the Same to the Said Bancker, 
Roosevelt & Peck & make Report to this Board with all Convenient 
Speed 

Orderd M^ Mayf M"" Recorder Ald» Schuyler Ald*^ Schuyler & Aid? 
Livingston M^ Bogert & M^ Brinckerhoff be a Committee to Revise the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 139 

Laws o( this City & Such other of the Members of this Board as Shall 
think proper to Attend the Same 

OwiKRU M' May' Issue his VVarr' to the Treas' to 
Warr'. Issued pay to Anthony Ham or Order the Sum of Two pounds 
loio ten Shills in full of a Quarter of a years Salar}' due & 

ending the 14 Instant 

(.tHDERD the Mayor issue his Warr! to the Treas' to 
101 1 M"^ Isaac Stoutenburgh Overseer of the Watch of this 

Warri Iss^ City or Order Twenty pounds eighteen Shill' being by 
him to be paid to the Severall Constables for their Sev- 
eral nights and days Watchings froin the 14'!' of April last to the 14 
day of this Instant October and that he render Acco"? of Such payment 
to this Corporation 



A Law to phev-est the firik(; of Le.\tiiek cuxs pistoi^ i-op cl'ss 
Sgi'ins Cr-xckers & all Sorts of fire Works 
IN THE Cm- OF New Yohk 
Be it Okuainfo) by the Mayor Aldermen & Comonalty of the City 
of New York and it is hereby ordained by the Authority of the Same 
that if any Servant Apprentice or any other person or persons what- 
soever Shall presume to fire any (203AJ Leather guns pistols pop- 
gims Sfjtiibs Crackers or any other Sort of fire Work whatsoever in 
any of the Streets lanes, or Alleys or other places in City of New 
York Shall for evert' Such Offence forfeit the Sum of three Shillings 
Current mony of New York & in defalt of payment thereof by Such 
person or persons or by their parents or Masters that Such persons So 
Offending Shall be Comitted to the house of Correction there to be 
punislied 

It being moved that a Comitiec be appointed for letting tlic Stalls 
A standings of the severall marketts to which M' Mayor Objected De* 
claring he Conceived he had a Right to the proffitta of the several! 
Marketts as Clerke of the market wbereupon the Common CotuiciU 

IPEKD that the severall stalls standings & places in the Fubllck Mar- 
s be let to farm at the house of Uie Widdow Lawrence on Saturday 

i Twenty Ninth Day of October Ins' at four of llw Clock in th/r 
afternoon of the same da>' for one year from the first day of November 
next and that Aid? Marshall Aid? I^wrence M' Bogrrt M' Brinckcr- 
boof M' Roosevelt or any four of t''fm with as many more of thi» 



24© MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Board as shall please to attend be a Committe to Lett the Same upon 
Such Conditions as they shall Judge proper 



City of I ^^ At a Comon Council held at the City 



New York J "^"^ Hall of the Said City o[n] Fryday the ii<*. 

day of Novem[ber] 1748. 



>-Esq" Alderm[cn] 



J 



>- Assistants 



Present Edward Holland Esq'^ May [or] 
W" Roome Esq*" D. Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq"" Recorder 
Gerardus Stuivesant 
Jn? Marshall 
Stepl* V Courtlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Sam' Lawrence 
abs : Joris Brinckerhoff 
Henry Bogert 
Nich? Bayard 
Rob* Benson 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Ab D'peyster 
John Provoost ^ 

[202/] Ordered that the Commonalty do attend the drawing of the 
publick Lottery of this Province in the following order VizJ i»t the 
Mayor & Recorder, next the deputy Mayor with his Assistant, then the 
Aldermen with each his Assistant according to Seniority in their Turns 
till the Whole drawing be finished 

Order'd that the Clerk of this Board do give notice to Edward 
Willct to appear at the next Common Councill to Shew Cause why he 
do's not Pay the mony, that he is in arrear on acco : of the Rents of 
the ferry due from him by ballance & that a Coppy of this order be 
Served on him before that Time 

Order'd that the Mayor do Issue the ffoUow? 

N? 1012 warr*? V\z\ To the Deputy Mayor for the Payment of 

W! issued Eight pounds towards Sinking a well In Dye Street 

To Alderman Cortlandt for the Payment of Eight 
^* Pounds towards Sinking a well on John Street 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



241 



Alderman Marshall of the Committee for Letting to farm the 
Stalls & Standings of the Marketts Reported that the Committy had 
dispos'd of them at Publick Outcry to Bartholomew Skaats for the 
Sum of £106 for one year. Order'd that the Clerk (the Mayor Sig- 
nified his dissent) do Provide Leases to be Executed forthwith accord- 
ingly 

Whereas M*^ Mayor M*^ Recorder Ald^ Schuyler Ald*^ Livingston 
M*" Bogert & M*^ Brinckerhoff were appointed a Committy to Revise the 
Bylaws of this City [202m] Ordered that for the future the Said Com- 
mitty may Consist of the Majority of the Same, with as many more of 
this board as shall attend 



City of 
New York 



i 



SS. 



Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 29 
Day of November 1748 

Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

William Roome Esq"" D Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesant 

John Marshall 

Stephen V? Cortlandt 

Brandt schuyler 

James Livingston 

Samuel Lawrence 

Joris Brinckerhoof 

Henry Bogert 

Nich? Bayard 

Robert Benson 

Nich? Roosevelt 

abraham D peyster 

John provoost 



>-Esq'» Aldermen 






>• Assist? 



Orderd that M"" Recorder Alderman Marshall Alderman Schuyler 

Alderman Lawrence M'' Bogert M^ Brinkerhoff & M^ Provoost or the 

major part of them be a Gmimittee to Prepare the Draught of a[n] 

address ft Pctitioo to his Exceliency the Gov^ to u[se] his best En* 

V6L v.— 16 



242 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



deavours to Prevent & prohibit the Exportation of flour bread Com & 
butter from [this] City, & to make their report to this Board at Two, 
[o] Clock to morrow afternoon, 

Alderman Stuiversant, Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Livingston 
M*" Depeyster & M^ Bayard desir'd their dissent should be En[tered] to 
the Above order. 



[203] City of 
New York 



\ 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 
30*? Day of November Anno DoM. 1748 



Present. 



>v 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



< 



Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 

William Roome Esqf D : Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Gerardus Sutyvesandt. 

John Marshal 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

James Livingston 

Sam" Lawrence 

Joris Brinckerhoof 

Henry Bogert 

Nich? Bayard 

Robert Benson 

Nich? Roosevelt 

John Provoost 

Abraham Depeyster 



The Committee appointed yesterday to prepare the Draft of an 
adress to his Excellency the Govemour to use his best Endeavours to 
prevent & prohibit the Exportation of fflour bread, Corne & Butter, 
reported to this board that they had prepared the Draft of an address 
in the words following (to witt.) 

To his Excellency tiie Honourable George Clinton Cap! Generall 
and Govemour in Chief of the Colony of New York and Territories 
thereon Depending in America Vice admiral of the Same and admiral 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW VORK 



»43 



of the White Squadron of his majesties fflcet. &rt Sid Art The 
Humble address and petition of the Mayor Recorder aldermen and 
assistants of the City and County of New York in ConTon Council 
Conven'd May it please yoiir Excellency. As wc are immediately in- 
trusted with the Rights, Liberties & privilidges of the Freemen and 
ffreeholders of this City and County so it is our Duty to use every 
Method in our power to apply and Seek for Redress when we Conceive 
they Labour under any Hardships or Diflicutties, and as the Great 
and Unusual Exportation of the produce of our Country to foreign 
Markets in the West Indies has Occasioned so great a scarcity of 
provisions at this time Especially of our Staple Floivcr Bread, Com 
aud Butter so in consequence thereof they arc become most Excessive 
Dear to tlie Vi-rj- great Oppression and Loss of all Degrees of people 
but more Especially to the industrious and Laborious poor amongst 
us. and as things are now Circumstanced to whom shall we apply for 
Redress, to whom shall we go for Relief and Succour but to your Ex- 
cellency who we are well assured not only from nur own Experience 
But also from the- repeated Declaratiims and Assurances Given us by 
your Excellency that you will always Exert your abilities and your 
Dtmost power and authority to do this City and the inhabitants thereof 
all tlie good and Kind offices and Services you can S"" permit us to 
assure you tliat we shall always retain the most Gratefull Sence (as 
no Doubt all ihe gralefull part of this Cily Do) of that Very Valuable 
and important Service your Excellency did this City when ujmn the 
first Application you relieved the Inhabitants from that great and 
tnsuparahle Burthen they then growned Under We mean from f^^] 
the Days and Nights Watches in fort George of this City During 
the absence of his majesties regular Troops Wee therefore humbly 
pray that your Exccllencj- will be pleased to take Such measures as 
may Effeclually prevent and prohibit the Exportation of flower. Bread, 
Com, and fiulter from all parts of this your Government for so long 
a time and under such restrictions and Limitations as unto your Ex- 
cellency in your Great Wisdom shall seem meet, and Wee his Ma- 
jesties most Loyall Corporation (as in Duly Bound) shall ever pray 
which wa& read and approved off and Ordek'd the Same be Engross'd 
and the Seal of this City be affixed thereto and that the Mayor Sign the 
Same in behalf of the Commoa Council. Order'd tlat Alderman 
Schuyler, and M' Dogcrt ilTIcdiatcly wait on his Exccllencj- to Know 
when he will be tvaitcd on with the said address and to make their 
SiCport to this Board forthwith and the said Alderman Sdiuyler and 



244 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

M*" Bogeil having Waited on his Excellency Accordingly, and being 
Returned, Reported that his Excellency appointed twelve oClock to 
morrow morning to be Attended by this Board 



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

New York j hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

14th December Anno DoIH: 1748 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
John Marshall 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuell Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Joris Brinckerhoff ^ 

Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt 



>. Esq*? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same that the follow- 
ing Laws orders and ordinances be and remain in full force and 
vertue for one year from and after the publication thereof 

A Law for the due observance of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers being a Charge to this Corporation 

A Law to appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the better preventing of fire 

A Law for the marking of bread 

A Law for prohibiting the sale of meal and flower by measure and 
for appointing proper places for the Sale of meal flower Com and 
Grain, 

A Law for Regulating negroes and mulattoes and other slaves 

A Law for regulating of Carts and Carmen 

A Law for regulating the office' of Guagers and packers and Cullers 
[205] A Law relating to making freemen 

A Law for regulating the Lying of Vessells in the dock and slips 
of this City and for preserving the bridge and Common Sewer in the 
Said dock. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 245 

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

New YorkC * Hall of the said Cit>' on Thursday the 28*^ 

day of December Anno Do!!T: 1748 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesant ^ 
John Marshall 
Steph? Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Samuel Lawrence 
Joris Brinkerhoff ^ 

Nicholas Bavard 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt 



> 



Esq*^ Aldermen 



J 



5^ Assistants 



>' 



William Roome Esqf Deputy Mayor and Alderman of the West 
Ward of this City being deceased M^ Mayor was pleased to appoint 
that there be a new election of an Alderman of the said West ward in 
the room of the Said William Roome Esq*^ and that the election be on 
Saturday next in the Oswego market at Ten of the Clock in the morn- 
ing and that the poll be taken under the Inspection of Stephen Van 
Cortlandt and Brandt Schuyler Esqn two of the Aldermen of this 
City 

M'^ Mayor informed this board that he had recommended John 
Marshall Esq^ Alderman of Montgomerie ward of this City to Succeed 
William Roome Esq^ deceased as Deputy Mayor of the same City and 
that his Excellency had been favourably pleased to Approve of the 
said Recommendation of the said John Marshall Esq*^ as Deputy Mayor 
and the said Alderman Marshall accordingly took the oatli appointed 
well and truly to execute the office of Deputy Mayor of this City 

On reading the petition of M*" David Clarkson merchant praying 
that this Corporation will grant unto him Two foot eight Inches and a 
Quarter in addition to the Northermost front of his Lott number three 
in the south ward of this City Ordered that Alderman Schuyler Alder- 
man Livingston and M*' Abraham Depeyster be a Committee to view 
the said Lott and Consider whether it will be Convenient for this Cor- 
poration to grant the same according to the prayer of the said petition 
and that they make report thereof to this board with all Convenient 
speed 

Ordered that Andrew Gotier be and hereby is appointed one of the 



246 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

firemen of the dock ward of this City in the room of George Lamb 
late fireman of the said ward who is removed out of the Said ward 

The petition of Daniel Bloom Lessee of the ferry of this City was 
read Ordered the Consideration thereof be referred to some other time 
Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
1014 this City to pay to John Baily publick whipper of this City or 
Order the sum of five pounds for a Quarter of a years Sallary 
due the first day of this Instant december pursuant to the last order 
of this board 

Abraham Bussing mason sworn John Crum Cooper John Abramsc 
Carpenter admitted and sworn freemen & Joseph Hildreth sworn a 
Freeman of this Corporation and Ordered to be reg^stred 

[206] City of ) ^.^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New York I ' hall of the said City on Thursday the 5*l» 

January 1748 [-9] 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
John Marshall Esqf Deputy Mayor 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Samuel Lawrence 
Henry Bogert 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Abraham Depeyst^r 
Nicholas Bayard 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt 

Mess"? Aldermen Courtlandt and Schuyler made a return of the poll 
for electing an Alderman in the West ward pursuant to an order of 
this board on Thursday the Twenty ninth day of December last upon the 
request of M^ Peter Depcyster to have a Scrutiny upon this election 
Ordered by this board he have one accordingly and the Clerk deliver 
to Each party a copy of the poll and that they each point out at the 
End of their List the persons objected to and after that done that they 
Change their Lists 

Whereas an order of this board of the 29*^ of December last (by 
which Alderm? Schuyler Alderm? Livingston and M'' Ab: Depcyster 



>- Esq*? Aldermen 



J 

^ 



s Assistants 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

were Appointed a (romniittcc to view the loU of M' Uavi'l Clarkson) is 
thought deficient by tliis board tlicrcfore ordehed that the Committee 
aforesaid do agree with M' Clarkson for a price for the ground in his 
petition mentioned to be approved or disapproved by this tioard 

Om reading the petition of Elbert Harinp LIrdehed M' Hariiig 
serve Adolph Benson and Jacob Diiyckman with a Copy of the petitioi 
and this order and that Jacob Duyckman and Adolph Benson appf 
At the next Common Councill to shew Cause if any they have why i 
I prayer of (he said petition should not be granted 



y Assistants 



City of I _„ Att a Common Council held at the C 

I New Yorkj hall of the said City on Fryday the s 

January 1748/9 
sent Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler > EsqT Aldermen 

James Livingston 
Samuel Lawrence J 

Henry Bogert "] 

Joris Brinkerboflf | 

Nicholas Bayard 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
J (iio7| OwitntED that Atdcniian Sluvvesandt Alderman Schuyler Ah 
I man Livingston M' IJrinkerhoff M' Bayard and M'' Provoost or any 
? four of them with as many more of this board as Shall attend be a 
I Committee to nm out a partition Line between the Lands belonging 
I to this Corporation and the Township of New HaHem and to make 
lenqiiiry of what Incroachmenls have been made by Adolph Benson and 
lothers upon said Lands of Ihc Corporation and to take to their Asi 
ance Francis Marshalck one of the sworn Surveyors of this City 
purvey the same and to make report thereof with all Convenient 
[dition 

Alderman Schujler from the Committee appointed to agree with 

' David Clarkson reported that they liave ;^reed with hun for a 

p of ground adjoining to his Lott m the South ward of this City for 

the sum of seven pounds according to the Tenor of his petition which 

is agreed to by this board And Ordered that the Clerk do prepare 

proper Conveyances for Ihc same at the cxprnce of said Clarkson 



^ssis^^ 

'3§ 



248 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of 
New York 



I 



SS. 



Present 



*N 



>-Esq^ Aldermen 



J 



>► Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Wednesday the first 
day of February Anno Dom 1748/9 

Simon Johnson Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesant 
Stephen \'an Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuel Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Nicholas Bayard 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt 

M^ Nicholas Roosevelt and M^ Piere Depeyster the two Candidates 
lately sett up for Alderman of the West ward of this City both appeared 
at this board and the said Nicholas Roosevelt declaring that he gave up 
all pretensions to a Majority of \^otes and that the Majority were in 
favour of the said Piere Depeyster and the same appearing to be so to 
this board the said Piere Depeyster was accordingly declared duly 
elected and after having taken the oaths appointed to be taken by act 
of parliameit instead of the Oaths of allegiance and supremacy the 
Test and Abjuration Oath was Sworn into the Office of Alderman of 
the West Ward and of his Majesties Justices of the peace for the City 
& County of New York : and took his Seat at this Board accordingly 



J 



City of \ j,g 
New York \ 



Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Fryday the 17 Feb- 
ruary Anno Dom. 1748/9 

Simon Johnson Esq'^ Recorder 
John Marshall Esq*^ D Mayor 
Stephen V? Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuel Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Joris lirinckerhoff 
Nicholas Bavard 
Robert Benson 
Henry Bogert 
John Provoost 



>-Esq*? Aldermen 






>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 249 

[208] Ordered the Recorder issue his warrant to 

Xiiint)er 1015 the Treasurer to pay unto Anthony Ham Messenger 

Warrant issued and door keeper of the Common Cotmdll or his 

order the sum of Two pounds Ten shilHngs Current 
money of New York in full for one Quarter of a Years Sallary which 
was due and ending the fourteenth of January last 

Ordered the Recorder issue his warrant to the 

Number 1016 Treasurer to pay to Sam'J Lawrence Esq^ or order 

Warrant Issued the sum of Six pounds Six Shillings & six pence 

Current money of this Colony being for so much 
money by him paid to and for Carting of Dirt &c? from the meal 
market as appears by his account which was read & allowed 

Ordered the Recorder issue his warrant to the 

Number 1017 Treasurer to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh or order 

Warrant Issued the sum of fourteen pounds Sixteen shillings & four 

pence Current money of this Colony it being for 
necessaries by him found & provided for building of the Cage and 
repairing the markets of this City as appears by his account which is 
Sworn to and allowed 

Ordered that Leases be made to Bartholomew Skaats for the great 
dock & Slips of this City from the first of May next to the first of 
May following at the Annual rent of £95 ^ Annum payable Quarterly 
as also to take sixty scow Loads of mudd out of the said docks with 
the usual Covenants 

Ordered the Treasurer deliver to Bartholomew Skaats his bond for 
performance of Covenants as Lessee of the docks & slips of this City 
which ended the first of May 1748 it appearing he has paid his rent & 
performed his Covenants 

The petition of Robert Livingston John Bogert & others praying 
a Grant to them Severally of the Several water Lots fronting to their 
Lotts between Pecks Slip and Beekmans Slip was read Whereupon 
it is Ordered that the Deputy Mayor Alderman Schuyler M*" Brinker- 
hoff and ^I^ Benson or any three of them be a Committee to Sur\'ey 
the same and that they take to their assistance a City Surveyor and 
make a plan or draft of said water Lott between the said Slips and 
make their report thereof to this board with all Convenient Speed 

Ordered that Alderman Schuyler Alderman Lawrence M^ Bogert 
Mt Brinkerhoff or any three of them be a Committee to agree with a 
printer to print the new Laws of this Corporation in the Cheapest and 
best manner and that they make report thereof to this board with the 
utmost expedition 



250 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



It being Represented to this board that M*^ Oliver De Lancey has 
Consented and agreed to have his land at Bloomendall in the out ward 
of this City run out and surveyed in the presence of such Committee as 
this board should think fit to appoint and that if upon such Survey it 
shall appear that any part of the Commons of this City have been taken 
in or enchroched on by him that he is desirous the Corporation will 
Convey the same to him in fee simple and that the Value of such In- 
crochments be appraised & settled by Indifferent persons upon their 
oath, which proposals was thought reasonable and agreed to by this 
board. It is thereupon Ordered that Alderman Stuyvesandt Alderman 
Cortlandt Alderman Schuyler Alderman Livingston Alderman Law- 
rence M*" Brinckerhoff M^ Benson and M^ Bayard or any five of them 
with as many more of this board as Shall please to attend the same be 
a Committee to be present when the same shall be so run out and 
Surveyed and they report the proceedings thereon to this board with 
all Convenient Speed 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this board the draft of a deed of 
ffeofment from this Corporation to M^ David Clarkson which was read 
& approved of Ordered the same be engrossed & that the seal of this 
Corporation be affixed thereto 



[209] City of ) ^.^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York V hall of the said City on Fryday the 10*? of 

March Anno Dom. 1748/9 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
John Marshall Esqf D Mayor 
Gcrardus Stuvvesandt 
Steph9 Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuel Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Piere De peyster 
Henry Bogert 
Joris Brinkcrhoff 
Nicholas Bayard 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Provoost 



>-Esq'^ Aldermen 



J 



>► Assistants 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 251 

Resolved that it is the opinion of this board that Daniel Bloom the 
Lessee of the ferry of this Corporation be obliged to keep and maintain 
a Scow a horse boat and three other boats during the Term of his 
Lease pursuant to the Covenants and Agreements in the said Lease 
and that he take Care to have the same ready for the Transportation 
of passengers horses Cattle and goods by the first day of May next 
and that in default thereof his Lease to be forfeited and that he be 
turned out of possession. 

The Committee appointed to see a survey made of the Lands of 
Duyckman and Benson Reported in these words (to witt) Pursuant 
to an order of Common Councill date the [27th January] i748[-9] ap- 
pointing us thereby a Committee to see a Survey made of the Lands 
now in possession of Duyckman and Benson thereby the better to enable 
us to find out what Quantity of lands they might have encroached on 
the Commons. In obedience thereto we have personally been on the 
premisses with the Surveyor and have seen some Lines run from the 
lands belonging to the above persons as also the south Line from the 
Round meadow to Saw mill Creek : and we^re of opinion that the Said 
Duyckman and Benson have between them encroached on the Com- 
mons the full quantity of fort>' acres, as may more fully appear by the 
Sworn Surveyors draft thereunto annexed all which is notwithstanding 

humblv submitted to the board by ^, ^ 

G'^ Stuvvesant 

^, ,0 or T Brandt Schuyler 

March 18 i748[-9]. t t • • . 

*^ ^-^ James Livmgston 

Nicholas Bavard 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Whereupon It is Ordered that M*" Recorder Mf Alderman Stu>'ve- 
sandt M^ Alderman Schuyler and M*" Alderman Livingston be a Com- 
mittee to wait on M^ Murray and M*^ Chambers and give them a re- 
taining fee and desire their Councill and advise what steps are neces- 
sary* to be taken for Recovering the said Lands So Inclosed 

On reading the petition of M^ Nathaniel Marston praying a Lease 
to be made him of four acres of the Commons of this City adjoyning 
to his farm on Such Terms as Can be agreed on Whereupon It is 
ordered that [210] Alderman Stuyvesandt Alderman Lawrence Al- 
dcrm? Dcpcyster M*" Bogcrt M'' Bayard and M^ Benson or the Major 
part of them with as many more of this board as shall think fit be a 



252 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Committee to Treat and agree with the Said Nathaniel Marston for the 
Same and that they make Report thereof to this Board 

The Committee Appointed to agree with a printer to print the by 
Laws of this Corporation and such of the Acts of Assembly, as should 
be thought proper made their report in these words (to witt) 

NS^Y^ork! ^^- February 24*^ 1748/9 

In pursuance of the annexed order of Common Councill we the 
Committee thereby appointed do report that we have agreed with James 
Parker of this City printer : to print the By Laws of this City on the 
following Conditions viz. to print the same on good paper at his own 
Cost and risque together with what acts of assembly or abstracts shall 
be thought necessar>^ and the Table for the assize of bread, in as good 
a Character as the Charter was printed in also to deliver Twenty Com- 
pleated Copies to the Commonalty for the use of the members thereof 
for which he is to be paid the sum of Ten pounds Current money of 
this Colony all which is nevertheless humbly Submitted by 

Brandt Schuyler 
SamU Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Henry Bogert 
Joris BrinckerhofF 

which was Read and Approved of by this board 

M^ Nicholas Bayard produced to this board a Draft of some lotts of 
Ground on the west side of the broad way in the West ward of this 
City between the Church yard and the Chief Justices lott and proposed 
to this board that if they would grant to him a Slip of ground on the 
South side of his Lott adjoining to the Church yard of Trinity Church 
that he would in Lieu thereof Leave a Street on the North side of his 
Lotts twenty one foot and an half broad to lead from the broad way 
down to Comforts dock Whereupon it is Ordered that Alderman Dc- 
peyster AldermV Courtlandt M'^ Bogert and M^ Roosevelt be a Commit- 
tee to view the Same and make report thereof to this board 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the 

Number 1018 Treasurer to pay to John Baily publick Whipper of 

Warrant issued this City or order the sum of five pounds for one 

Quarter's Sallary due and ending on the first of this 

Instant March 



>-Esq*'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 253 

City of ) Q« At a Common Councill held at the 

New York j * City hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

2i"t day of March Anno Dom i748[-9]. 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
John Marshall Esq'^ D. Mayor 
Brandt Schuyler ^ 

Samuel Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster ^ 

Joris BrinckerhofF *^ 

Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Bavard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Robert Benson 

•[211] Ordered that Alderman Schuyler Alderman Lawrence M^ 
Bogert and M^ Brinckerhoff or any three of them be a Committee to 
view examine and repair the Goals And prisons in the City hall of 
this City and that the same be Effectually Secured against the Escape 
of prisoners and that they pursue such methods for the effectual re- 
pairing the same as to them shall seem necessary taking to their as- 
sistants and advice the high Sheriff of this City and that the same 
Committee be a Standing Committee for repairing the City Hall of 
the said City from time to time as often as need be and occasion shall 
require 

Ordered that Twenty five papers Containing the rates and prices 
of Cartage to be taken by Carmen for the Cartage of the Several goods 
to be by them Carted be printed and sett up at marketts and other the 
most publick places of this City 

Mess'? Roosevelt and Chambers their proposal! for Leaving a 
Street of fourteen foot &? was read in these words (viz^) We whose 
names are hereunto subscribed the present owners and proprietors of 
Several Lotts of Land in the swamp or Cripple Bush and montgom- 
erie ward having already Expended upwards of two hundred pounds 
in order to have a Convenient street or way from Queens street to 
our said Lotts in the swamp do hereby declare that we are willing to 
appropriate and sett a part fourteen foot of a Lott of Land which 
we purchased from the widow and devisees of George Elseworth de- 
ceased frontiiig the said Street in breadth from the Easlermost side 



254 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of the said Lott and then down the said Swamp to be and remain as 
a publick Street of fourteen foot wide by the name of ferry Street 
And also that we are willing as Soon as we obtain a Conveyance for 
the same to add to said Street Six foot more of ground in breadth 
adjoyning to the East side of said Lott which we purchased from M'^ 
Theophilus Elseworth deceased for that purpose but never obtained 
any deed although we paid him Ten pounds being one half of the 
Consideration money agreed on for the same And this we Consent 
may be Entered in the publick Records of this City of New York 
As Witness our hands this fifteenth day of March 1748/9. 

John Roosevelt 
Ja9 Roosevelt 

And Ordered the same be Recorded "^ 

On reading the petition of Jacomintie Harsen and others setting^ 
forth that part of the Lands in the out ward of this City which they 
Claim right to were by this Corporation agreed to be granted to S*" 
Peter Warren which might prejudice them &c It is orderd that Al- 
derman Schuyler Alderman Stuyvesandt Alderman Livingston M'' 
Bayard and M'" Brinkerhoflf or the Major part of them be a Commit- 
tee to view and Survey the Lands granted by this Corporation to S*" 
Peter Warren and make report how they find the same to this board 
with all Convenient Speed that this board may Consult what shall be 
necessar}' to be done thereon 

On reading the petition of Mess*"! Jacobus Roosevelt and others 
praying a grant to them Severally of the Several water Lotts fronting 
to their Lotts between Roosevelts Slip and Lathams Lotts Ordered 
the Committee appointed to survey the Lotts fronting the Lotts of 
Robert Livingston and others who were appointed the 17*^ of February 
last be a Committee to view the said Lotts and that they make their 
report thereof to this board 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the 
Number 1019 Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer or his 
Warrl Issued order the sum of five pounds for his Extraordinary 

Services done for this Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? urer of this City to pay to Brandt Schuyler Esq*" or his 

( 1020) order the sum of five pounds Current money of this Colony 

Wt issued to be by him and the Committee for repairing the goak of 

this City applyed for and towards the Supplying the pris- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 255 

oners now in the same with firewood and provisions in such manner 
and in such proportions as to them shall seem meet 

[212] The Deputy Clerk produced to this board a Lease to Barthol- 
omew Skaats for the Slips and docks of this City which was Read 
and Approved And ordered the Seal of this Corporation be afiixed 
thereto and delivered to him he executing a Coimterpart and entering 
into bond with Security for performance of Covenants therein on his 
part to be performed 

Ordered that one of the fire engines of this City of the Second 
Size be removed in Montgomerie ward of this City near M'^ Harden- 
brooks and that a Shed be built thereabouts at the Charge of this 
Corporation for Securing and Keeping the same 

Ordered that M^ Recorder Alderman Livingston Alderman Schuy- 
ler M'^ Bogert M^ Brinkerhoff M*^ Bayard or the Major part of them 
and as many more of this board as shall please to attend the same be 
a Committee to view the ground of this Corporation at the ferry at 
Brook Land and Consult what part thereof will be most Convenient 
for building a ferry house there and that they make a plan or Draft 
of such building and Lay the same before this board 

Ordered that Obadiah Hunt have Leave to sink a well in the 
Street fronting the Battery at his own Expence 

City of ^ ^^. At a Common Councill held at the 

New York j City hall of the said City on Fryday the 

31K Day of March Anno DoBI. 1749. 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
John Marshall Esqf D : Mayor 
Stephen Van Cortlandt ^ 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuel Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Piere De peyster 
Joris Brinkerhoff 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Provoost 



>^Esq'^? Aldemaen 






>* Assistants 



256 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered that the Assize of bread be till further orders as follows 
vizi 

A white Loaf of finest flower to weigh i*^ 15**? at 4^ 

D° of. . .D° to weigh 15 at 2 

D? of. . .D° to weigh 7J^ at i 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarsest bran only taken out, 

at 4 



I 



to weigh 

And ordered that no other bread be made for Sale within this 
City hard bisquet only excepted than according to the above Assize 
And that all bakers Take notice hereof and bake their bread accord- 
ingly 

The Committee appointed to view the Lott of M^ Nicholas Bay- 
ard and that part by him proposed for a publick Street if they would 
grant to him a Slip of Ground on the South of his Lott was read in 
these words (to witt) pursuant to an order of the Common Councill 
Dated [213] The tenth day of March 1748/9 appointing us thereby 
a Committee to view some Lotts of ground on the West side of the 
broad way belonging to M^ Nicholas Bayard and others in obedience 
thereto we have been on the said Lotts and made our observations on 
the same and are of opinion that if M^ Nicholas Bayard will Leave a 
Street of Twenty one foot and a half though the whole Length of his 
ground in Lieu of a Slip of Ground on the south side of his Lott ad- 
joyning the Church yard of Trinity Church that such exchange will 
be of singular ser\ace to the Community all which is notwithstanding 

humbly submitted by. n- t-w ^ 

•^ "^ Pierre Depeyster 

XT ^r I T^>r 1 . .f steph? V : Cortlandt 

New York March y* 31". I749 Henry Bogert 

Nich? Roosevelt 

And approved of by this board And ordered the D Clerk of this 
board prepare drafts of the deeds for making such Exchange accord- 
ingly 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N° urer of this City to pay to M'^ James Parker printer 

( 1021 ) or his order the sum of Ten pounds Current money of 

Warr* issued this Colony for printing the By Laws of this City As 

also the further sum of four pounds Like money for 
his extraordinary trouble in printing by way of Appendix abstracts of 
Several acts of the General Assembly of this Colony to said by Laws 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 257 

and other things relating to this Corporation not Included in the 
Agreement made with him for printing Said by Laws 

The Committee appointed for auditing the Chamberlains account 
made their report in the words following (to witt) Pursuant to an 
order of Common Council! bearing date the 14*^ October 1748. ap- 
pointing us to audit the books and Accounts of Cap! Cornelius Depeys- 
ter Treasurer of this Corporation In obedience thereto we the Com- 
mittee have examined and audited the Treasurers books and accounts 
and find that by him received from the 14*? of October 1747 to the 
14^ of October 1748. the sum of seven hundred and seven pounds 
eight shillings and eight pence half penny which with the ballance 
made the I4*^ of October 1747 being then fourteen hundred Sixty two 
pounds Sixteen Shillings and nine pence half penny makes in the 
whole the sum of twenty one hundred and Seventy pounds five shill- 
ings and six pence and he having paid since the 14^!? October 1747 to 
the 14^ October 1748 according to warrant and orders the sum of 
Twelve hundred and fifty pounds nine Shillings and nine pence half 
penny so that the ballance remaining in his hands to that day is nine 
hundred and nineteen pounds fifteen shillings and eight pence half 
penny in favour of the Corporation besides the Several outstanding 
debts of which is here a List hereunto annexed which is humbly sub- 
mitted by step V: Cortlandt 

James Livingston 
New York 30^* March 1749 Nich? Bayard 

John Provoost 

And it is thereupon Ordered that the Chamberlain demand from 
the several persons in arrear to this Corporation the debts by them 
Severally due to this Corporation and make report thereof to this 
board with all Convenient Speed 

Alexander Wiley pedlar Charles M?Callor Labourer Gilbert Sher- 
rer Taylor admitted and James Parker printer Johannes Huyck La- 
bourer sworn freemen of this Corporation [214] And ordered to be 
Registerd. 

The Committee appointed to view the ground of this Corporation at 
the ferry and Consult what part of it would be most Convenient for 
building a ferry house and to make a draft or plan of such building 
made their Report in these words (to witt) [Report not entered.] 

Whereupon It was put to Vote whether there should be an esti- 
mate made of the difference of the expence that would attend and 
Vol. v.— 17 



26o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Be it ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Councill and it is here- 
by ordained by the authority of the Same that the Clause in the afore- 
said Law Wherein it is provided and ordained that from and after the 
first Day of April! Last no beef pork Veal mutton or Lamb Shall be 
sold in any of the publick markets within this City by any Butchers 
Country people or others in any other manner than by the pound under 
the penalty of ten shillings for every offence, be Repealed and the same 
is hereby ordained and Declared to be Repealed and made void and of 
none effect 

The Petition of Evert Byvanck James Reneaudet and Margaret 
Bown praying a grant for a water Lott in Montgomerie ward fronting 
their lotts was read And it is thereupon ordered that M^ Recorder 
the D Mayor Alderman Schuyler M^ BrinkerhofI and M^ Benson or 
the major part of them be a Committee to view and examine the Same 
and that they Take a Surveyor to their Assistance and make a plan 
or Draft thereof to this board with all Convenient Speed 

Ordered that the Mayor issue his Warrant to the 

N? 1024 Treasurer to pay to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the 

Warri iss? sum of twenty pounds eighteen Shillings being by him 

to be paid to the several Constables for their several days 
and nights watches from the I4*^ Day of October last to the 14^ Day of 
Aprill last Inclusive As also the further sum of Twenty four shillings 
to be paid for a double watch lately kept in this City and that he ren- 
der account of Such payment to this Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treasur- 

N? 1025 er of this City to pay unto Deborah Stringham wife of 

Ward Iss? James Stringham the sum of fifteen pounds Current 

money of this Colony in full of his demands against the 
Corporacon for Blowing up some Rocks and taking Daniel Bloom and 
his family and storing Sundry goods belonging to the ferry house 
which was lately burnt down into his the said Stringhams house at 
Brookland on Nassau Island 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 

( 1026) urcr of this City to pay unto John Baily publick whipper 

Wart. Issued of this City or order the sum of five pounds, for one 

Quarter of a year's sallary due and Ending on the first 
of June next 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 261 

Simon Bogert Marriner admitted and Sworn a freeman of this Cor- 
poration 

[217] City of ^ <;c; Att a Common Councill held at the 

New York J ' City hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

23^ Day of May Anno Dom. 1749 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuel Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Henry Bogert 
Joris Brinkerhoff 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Bayard 
Robert Benson 



>*Esq'^? Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



J 



Ordered the Committee appointed the 2i»l of March last for Re- 
pairing the Goals and prisons of the City hall of this City be and they 
hereby are appointed a Committee for Repairing the poor house of this 

w 

David Provost having desired of this board that a Lott adjoyning 
Rodman's Slip belonging to this Corporation and Contiguous to a 
Store house of his in the East ward of this City be either Granted or 
that he be admitted to build a piere on part thereof his Store house 
and the goods therein being in danger of Receiving damage for want 
thereof It is thereupon Ordered that Alderman Courtlandt Alder- 
man Lawrence Alderman Livingston M^ Provoost M^ Benson M^ 
Brinkerhoff and M'' Bogert or the Major part of them be a Commit- 
tee to view the same and report to this board with all Convenient Speed 
their opinion what will be necessary for the Corporation to do therein 

The Committee appointed the 18*? of Aprill Last to make an es- 
timate of the Charge of Laying a brick drain in ferry street Do make 
their Report as follows (to witt) Pursuant to an order of Com- 
mon Councill of the 18*? of Aprill 1749. the Committee in obedience 
to said order did meet and made an estimate of the Cost and Charges 



a62 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of making a Drain in ferry street the Estimate hereunto annexed. Wee 
the Committee Report that if this board would be pleased to give one 
hundred pounds and with the Subscriptions already made will Com- 
pleat said Drain in ferry street which is most humbly submitted to this 
board by Gent. Your humble Servants 

John Marshall 
Robt Benson 
Sam^ Lawrence 
John Provoost 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 

Numb. 1027 urer of this City to pay to M^ Robert Benson or his or- 

Warrt iss? der the sum of one hundred pounds Current money of 

New York for the use of the Corporation as above 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N^ 1028 urer of this City to pay unto M^ Robert Benson or his 

Warrt iss? order the sum of Six pounds eighteen [218I shillings and 

the further Sum of Ten pounds thirteen shillings and four 
pence being for so much money by him paid to Abraham BrinkorhoflF 
and Abell Hardenbrook for work done and Materials found for the use 
of this Corporation as per their accounts & Receipts produced to this 
board appears 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1029 urer of this City to pay unto Brandt Schuyler the Sum 

Warrt Issued of one hundred and Eighty pounds by him to be Ap- 

plyed to purchase a fire Engine for the Use of this Cor- 
poration [This entry is cancelled in the original rough records.] 

On Reading the petition of Docf^ Richard Schuckburgh praying 
a grant of this Corporation for three acres of the Swamp Ground ly- 
ing between Blooming-Dale Path and the Post Road which Leads to 
Boston and Contiguous to his Land Whereupon It is ordered that Al- 
derman Stuvvesandt Aldcmian Cortlandt Alderman Lawrence M*" Bo- 
gart M'' Brinkerhoff M^ Bayard M'^ Benson M'' Roosevelt and M^ 
Provoost be a Committee to view the Said ground and report their 
opinion thereof to this board he Likewise praying in the same petition 
a grant of the Ground and Soil under the water at the North River the 
whole breadth of his I^tt Lying in the broadway and running down 
to the river and to extend in Length the Same number of feet In the 
River as the Neighbours do It is thereupon Ordered that Alderman 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 263 

Schuyler Alderman De Peyster and M^ Roosevelt be a Committee to 
view the Same and make Report thereof to this board 

Resolved by this board that the house to be built at Brookland 
ferry on Nassau Island be built with four Rooms on a floor 

Ordered M'^ Recorder Alderman Schuyler Aldemi? Livingston 
Alderman Lawrence M'^ Bogert M'' Brinkerhoff M'^ Bayard or the 
Major part of them with as many more of this board as Shall please 
to attend be a Committee do prepare an advertisement to be published 
in the publick Newspapers of this City appointing a place for the said 
Committee or the Major part of them to meet on every Thursday 
afternoon from four oClock to seven in the Evening to agree with 
Country people and others for materials for the building a house att 
Brookland ferry on Nassau Island and that they have Liberty to take 

• 

to their Assistance a Carpenter and Mason as they shall think proper 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the 

Number 1030 Treasurer of this City to pay to James Mills or order 

Warrt Iss? the sum of Twenty four pounds nineteen Shillings 

Current monev of this Colonv in full of his account 

m m 

to this Day by him Sworn to and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the 

Number 1031 Treasurer of this City to pay unto Anthony Ham Mes- 

Warr! iss? senger and Doorkeeper to the Common Councill or 

his order the sum of Two pounds Ten shillings for a 
Quarter of a years sallary due the I4^^ Aprill Last 

[219] City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York J hall of the said City on Wednesday the i\^\ 

day of May Anno Dom. 1749. 

Edward Holland Esq'^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq'^ Recorder 
Present Gerardus Stu\^'esandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt ^ 
Brandt Schuyler 
Samuel Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Picre Dc Peyster 
Henry Bogert 
Joris Brinkerhoff 
Nidiolas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 



>-Esq'» Aldermen 



J 



I 



Assistants 



264 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 
Numb. 1032 urer of this City to pay unto Simon Johnson and Brandt 
Warrt iss? Schuyler Esq*? or order the sum of one hundred and 

Eighty pounds Current money of New York to be by 
them Sent to Mess*^? Samuel and William Baker merchants in London 
for the purchase of two fire-engines one of the largest and the other of 
the smallest Size for the use of this City 

Ordered that the Several Aldermen and Common Councill men of 
each of the Respective wards to the South side of fresh water within 
this City procure twenty Leather buckets to be made in each of the 
said wards for the use of this Corporation and that the same be marked 
with these words (City of New York) 

Mess^? Gerardus Stuyvesandt Stephen Van Cortlandt and Nicholas 
Bayard three of the Committee appointed on the 12*^ of August 1748 
to see the Land of Johannes Van Zandt in the out ward of this City 
run out &? made their Report thereupon in these words (to witt) We 
the subscribers being part of the Committee appointed by the Common 
Councill on the I2*i? of August 1748 having been according to order 
present with Alderman Schuyler City Surveyor and at the Survey of 
the Lott of Ground now in the possession of M'^ John Van Zandt it 
appears by Said Surveyors Draft hereunto annexed that said Van 
Zandt has encroached on the Commons in Length on the South West 
Line Seven C lains and eighty Links and on the North East Line three 
Chains and fifteen Links and we are further of opinion that he the 
Said Van Zandt be Ejected or some other method us'd for the Recov- 
ering of so much Land as he has encroached on the City's property 
all which is notwithstanding humbly Submitted by us 

XT Tr 1 .f AT Gr. Stuyvesandt 

New York 31-. May Steph V Cortlandt 

^^"^^ Nich? Bayard 

[220] Whereupon It is resolved that it is the opinion of this board 
that the said John Van Zandt has encroached on the Common lands of 
this City and that he ought to begin the Course of his Lands from the 
bank near the River on the North East Course according to the Tenor 
of his grant, and ordered that he remove his fence by which he has 
encroached part of the Commons within the time of three Months next 
after the date hereof or that he be prosecuted by this Corporation for 
Recovery of their Lands So by him encroached And it is further 
ordered that he be Served with a Copy of this Order 

Folkert Duryee Shopkeeper George Appleby Blacksmith and Rich- 
ard Thorne Merchant were Sworn Freemen of this Corporation and 
ordered to be Registred 



j^Esq*? Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 265 

City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

NewYorkJ hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

Eleventh day of July Anno Dom. 1749. 

present. Edward Holland Esq*^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt 
Brandt Schuvler 

m 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Samuel Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Henry Bogert 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt j 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be till further Order as follows 
(to witt) 

A White Loaf of the Finest Flower to weigh. . .4"* 2^^ for 8** 

D? of D? to weigh. . .2 i for 4 

E)9 of D? to weigh. .1 o for 2 

D9 of D? to weigh. . . 7>^ for i 

A Loaf of Rye Flower to weigh. . . 2 : 10 for 4 

" " of Wheaten Meal the Coarsest^ f r • h f 

bran only taken out j &••• V/ 

Wheat being at 6/ ^ Bushell 

And Ordered that no other bread be baked for sale but according 
to the above Assize and Jthat all Bakers take notice hereof and govern 
themselves accordingly 

Ordered that Alderman Schuyler Alderman Livingston Alderman 
Depeyster and Mess*^ Bayard and Roosevelt or any three of them be 
a Committee for the Ordering and Directing the digging out Levelling 
and paving of Dye Street in the West ward of this City 

Ordered that M'' Recorder Alderman Marshall and Alderman 
Lawrence M*^ Benson and M^ Provoost or the Major part of them be a 
Committee to View and Examine the Flv Market and advise and Con- 
suit what the Expence of making and Laying out a good and Sufficient 
drain to Carry off the Filth Mudd and Dirt from thence into the East 
River will amount to and that they make their Report thereof to this 
Board 

Ordered that Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Livingston Mess^ 



a66 MINUTES OF THE COMMON CX)UNCIL 

Benson and Provoost or the Major part of them with as many more of 
this Board as Shall be pleased and willing to attend the same be a 
Committee to view & examine the Landing place at the Ferry at Brook- 
land & view and Examine what will be necessary to be done for the 
more [221] Easy and Convenient Landing of the Ferry boat and 
passengers there and that they make their Report thereof to this 
Board 

Ordered that the Mayor issue his Warrant to the 

Number 1033 Treasurer of this City to pay to peter De peyster 

Warrant issued Esq' Alderman of the West ward of this City or his 

Order the sum of Eight pounds Current money of 
this Colony for and towards Defraying the Charge and Expence of 
Digging and Sinking a Well in Cortlandt street in the said West ward 
of this City 

City of ) «« At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York V " . hall of the said City on fryday the twenty 

first day of July Anno Dom. 1749 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

John Marshall Esq^ Deputy Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler 

Samuel Lawrence ^Esq*^ Aldermen 

James Livingston 

Joris Brinkerhoff 

Robert Benson i a •. x 

XT- u 1 -D u > Assistants 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

peter Depcyster 

The Comittee appointed on the twenty first of March Last for 
Repairing the City hall did Report in these Words (to witt) according 
to an order of Common Councill Dated the Twenty first of March 
Last we have Inspected and Audited the above Accounts of Repairs 
on the City Hall and Publick Jails of this City and find that there is 
Due from the Corporation of the said City 
To Joris BrinckerhoflF for amount of his accounts. .£ 9 : 5 :- 

To Henry Carmer for his Account 12 : 6:6 

To Ahas. Turk for his Account 2 : 10 : 6 

To Brandt Schuyler for his Account 8 : - : 2j4 

As may appear by the above Account the whole 

Amounting to the sum of £32 : 2 : 2j4 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 267 

All which is Nevertheless Humbly Submitted to the Honourable 
Board by their most Humble Servants Brandt Schuyler 

Sam*! Lawrence 
Joris Brinkerhoff 

Which was agreed to by this Board Whereupon it is orderd 
that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of this City to pay 
to Brandt Schuyler Esq'^ or his order the Sum of Thirty Two pounds 
Two Shillings and Two pence half penny for and towards the paying 
and Discharging the severall Accounts aforesaid as also the further 
Sum of Eleven pounds fifteen shillings and Two pence for Cash and 
Expences by him paid for Cleansing the street near the Bowling 
Green and the Long Bridge as p^ his Account which is allowed 

The Comittee appointed on the Eleventh Instant to X'iew and 
Examine the Fly Market and Advise and Consult what would be the 
Expence of Laying out a Good and Sufficient Drain &? was Read in 
these words (to witt) City of New York ss In Obedience to an order 
of the Common Councill of the Eleventh Dav of this Instant Month 
of July unto us Directed, whose Names are hereunto Subscribed, wee 
the Committee thereby appointed to View and Examine the Fly 
market and advise and Consult what the expence of [222 omitted in 
paging the original] [223] Making and Laying out a Good and Suffi- 
cient Drain to Carry of the Filth, Mud and Dirt from thence to the East 
River will amount to, Do Report that wee have \'iewed and Carefully 
Examined the premisses and are of Opinion that the present Drain be 
Run out and Extended so far into the Fly Slip as to range with the 
Rear of Capt Robert Livingston's Store House and to be filled in on 
both Sides Levell with the Peers. That from thence a Drain be Laid in 
the middle of said Slip over or below the Surface of the mud there and 
to Extend itself into the East River That the Cost or Expence thereof. 
(Exclusive of the Subscriptions of that Neighbourhood) the Committee 
Cannot Ascertain, and Lastly as the season of the year for working in 
Water and Mud is already far advanced. It's Conceived a Committee 
should be appointed to have that work Done with the L^tmost 
Expedition. All which is humbly Submitted By 

S Johnson 
John Marshall 
Sam'? Lawrence 
Rob* Benson 
John Provoost 

Whereupon It is ordered that the Same Committee be a Commit- 
tee to See that the Same be Done with the Utmost Expedition 



268 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to pay to M'^ 
N? Deputy Mayor or order Eight pounds toward Sinking a well 
(1034) in Beekmans Street in Montgomerie Ward 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Anthony Ham 

(1035) Messenger and Door keeper of the Qjmmon Councill 

Warrant Issued or order the Sum of Two pounds Ten shillings Cur- 
rent money of New York for a Quarter of a years 
Sallary Due and Ending the fourteenth Instant 

Jeremiah Hunt Labourer admitted and Sworn a freeman of this 
Corporation 

Whereas on the Twenty first Day of March Last past the Peti- 
tion of Mess*"? Jacobus Roosevelt and others was preferred to this 
Board praying a Grant to them Severally of the severall Water Lotts 
fronting to their Lotts between Roosevelts Slip and Beekmans Lotts, 
M*^ Deputy Mayor, Alderman Schuyler M'' Brinckerhoof and M^ Ben- 
son or any three of them were Appointed a Committee to View the 
same and make their Report to this Board It is orderd that M'' Re- 
corder and Alderman Livingston be added to the former Committee and 
that they or any five of them with as many more of this Board as shall 
please to attend the same. Do View the said Severall water Lotts so 
prayed for and Report to this Board what they shall think best to be 
Done therein with all Convenient Expedition 



City of ) ^^, At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York C Hall of the said City on Fryday the 11*1* 

of August Anno Dom» 1749 

Present Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq"" Recorder 
Stephen Van Cortlandt ^ 
Brandt Schuyler 
Sam" Lawrence 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Nich? Bayard 
John Provoost 
Robert Benson 
Nich! Roosevelt 
Abraham De Peyster 



>■ Esq^l Aldermen 



•^ 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



269 



to weigh 2 



gor 

4 

1/2 

13 



for o» : 8** 
for 4 



for 
for 
for 

for 



2 
I 

4 



[224] Orderd that the Assize of bread be till further order as follows 
(to witt) 

A White Loaf of the finest flower. . to weigh. ... 4*^ 

D® of I>* to weigh 2 

I> of Do to weigh i 

I>* of D^ to weigh 

A Loaf of Rye flower to to weigh. ... 2 

of Wheaten Meal the Coarsest) 
Bran only taken out j 

And orderd that no other Bread be baked within this City (hard 
bisque.rts only Excepted) than according to the above assize and that all 
Bakers take Notice hereof and Bake their Bread Accordinglye 

Orderd that M^ Henry Lane Merchant Do pay to M*" Bartholomew 
Skaats the Sum of Fourteen pounds Current money of New York for 
the Value of one of the City scows which was hired by the said Henry 
Lane from the Said Bartholomew Skaats the Citys Lessee of the 
Docks and wharfs which Scow was Lost by Accident before the same 
was Returned 

Orderd that the Committee appointed to Repair the Poor house, 
Do order two Cisterns to be made and Sunk there of white Cedar at 
the Expence of this Corporation 



N? 

( 1036) 

Warrant Issued 



Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to Richard Nicholls 
Esqf or his order Twenty Eight pounds Current 
money of this Colony for his Trouble in perusing 
Revising Correcting and Amending the By Laws of 
this Corporation 



N? 

(1037) 

Warrant Issued 



Daniel Bloom produced to this Board an ac- 
count of Sundry Expences for Victualling Sundry 
Wallmen at the fferry and for their ferriage for 
Severall weeks & amounting to Eighty pounds and 
Eleven pence and sworn to by him and Examined by 
the Committee appointed for Building the New fferry house and Certi- 
fied by them to be a just Account the same is approved of and allowed 
by this Board. It is orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to pay to 
the said Danid Bloom or order the said Eighty pounds and Eleven 
pence 



ayo 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



ORDERD that the Committee appointed to View and Examine the 
Landing place at the Ferry at Brookland have power and take Care to 
make the same as Convenient as may be in Such Manner as to them 
shall Seem meet 



City of ^ gg 
New York 



\ 



Present 



^ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 26*^ 
day of September Anno Dom 1749 

Edward Holland Esq' Mayor 

John Marshall Esq^ Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq' Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Samuel Lawrence 

James Livingston 

Piere De Peyster 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Abraham De Peyster 

Henry Bogert 

Nich! Bayard 

John Provoost 

Robert Benson 

Nich? Roosevelt 



>. Esq'? Aldermen 



J 
^ 



> Assistants 



^ 



[225] Orderd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? (1038) Treasurer of this City to pay to Simon Johnson Esq^ 
WarH Issued or order the Sum of Ninety Seven pounds Seven shil- 
lings being the amount of Sundry Sums of money by 
him paid for the use of this Corporation as well for and towards the 
Laying a Drain at the ffly Slip as for other things as by his Account of 
this Day Audited and Allowed appears as also the further Sum of 
four pounds for the use of M^ Henry Bogert who paid the Like Sum to 
M^ Duykman for and in the Service of this Corporation 

Orderd that the Ferry house to be built at Brookland belonging to 
this Corporation be all built of Stone and that the same be built with 
two Smooth Sides and two random Walls Ruff Cast, and orderd that 
the Committee appointed for Carrying on the said Work have power to 
agree with Carpenters Masons and other Workman and Labourers for 
building and finishing the said house and for Receiving and taking 
Care of the materialls at the fferry Side at Brookland 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



271 



On Reading the petition of Daniel Bloom the Lessee of this Cor- 
poration Setting forth the Great Inconveniency and Loss he has Suf- 
fered by the fferry house and buildings being burnt Down It is orderd 
that he be allowed Eighty pounds out of the first years Reserved Rent. 

Everardus Brower feltmaker and R : James Rose Labourer admitted 
and Abraham De Lancy Junf feltmaker, Jacob Hansen Blacksmith, 
Jacob Brower Baker, David Hansen and James Bussing Coopers sworn 
freemen of this Corporation and ordered to be Registered 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board a Draft of a Lease from 
this Corporation to Elbert Haring for part of the Common Lands of 
this City was Read and approved of and orderd the same be Engrossed 
and the City Seal affixed thereto and Signed by the Deputy Qerk, and 
that he Deliver the same to him on his Executing a Counterpart thereof 
to this Corporation 



(1039) 
Warr! Issued 



Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
urer to pay to John Baily Publick whipper or his or- 
der the sum of five pounds for one Quarter of a years 
Sallary due and Ending on the first Instant 



City of )gg 
New York j 



Present. 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Fryday the Twenty 
Ninth Day of September (being the feast 
of S* Michael the Arch Angle) Anno DoHT. 

1749 

Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 

John Marshall Esq^ Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesandt "^ 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Samuel Lawrence 

James Livingston 

Piere De Pevster 

Joris Brinckerhoff 

Henry Bogert 

Nich? Bayard 

John Provoost 

Robert Benson 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



>> Assistants 



372 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[226] CoMFORMABLE to his majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for 
Electing this Day one alderman one Assistant two Assessors one Col- 
lector and Two Constables in the six wards on the South Side of Fresh 
Water and one alderman one assistant four assessors two Collectors 
and four Constables for the out ward of the said City to serve in the 
Respective offices for the year Ensueing the Respective Alderman of 
Each Respective Ward made Return this Day into the office of Town 
Clerk under their hands for the Severall persons Elected to Serve in 
the Severall offices aforesaid Vizi 



East Ward 



West Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward 



^Cornelius Van Home Esq'^ Alderman 
John Pj:ovoost Assistant 

Peter Van Brugh Livingston) . 

T5 . ^ r- 1- > Assessors 

Robert Cromelme 1 

ffrancis Marschalck 

William Proctor 

Lawrence Burrest 
^Pierre De Peyster Esq^ 

Nich? Roosevelt 

John Thurman 

John Bogert 

Joseph De Voe 

William Rousby 
^Thomas Cope 



Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 



r 



i Constables 

Stephen Van Cortlandt Esq*" Alderman 

Henry Bogert Assistant 

Daniel Bonnet 
^ John Dunscomb 

John Van Aemam 

Thomas Moone 

Abraham Wheeler 
^Brandt Schuyler Esq'^ 

Abraham Depeyster 

John Watts 
-^ Pierre Van Courtlandt 

Balthus De Haert 

Alexander M*^Kay 
^John Ryple 



(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



273 



Dock Ward 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



[227] 

Out Ward 

for 

Bowery Division 



for 
Harlem Division 



James Livingston Esq^ 
George Brinckerhoff 
Josiah Millekin 
Andrew Myer 
John Tuder 
John Burgiss 
William Darlington 
John Marshall Esq*^ 
Robert Benson 
Robert Morrell 
^ Christian Kartell 
William Depeyster 
Jonathan WoodruflF 
Phillip Crim 

Gerardus Stuyvesandt Esq'^ 
Nicholas Bayard 
Adrian Hoogland 
Jacob Van Norde 
Teunis Somerindyck 
Benjamin Winter 
^Jacob Home 
Jacob Myer 
Benjamin Benson 
Resolvert Waldron 
Resolvert Waldron 
Peter Teach 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 

[Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



His Excellency the Honourable George Clinton Captain Generall 
and Govemour in Chief of the Province of New York and the Terri- 
tories thereon Depending in America and Vice Admiral! of the same 
and admirall of the White Squadron of his Majesties fleet by and with 
the advice and Consent of his majesties Councill was pleased to appoint 
the following officers for the City and County of New York for the 
Year Ensueing (to witt) Edward Holland Esq^ to be Mayor, Water 
Bailiff and Qerk of the Market, John Ayscough Esq*" to be high 
Sheriff and John Burnet Esq*" to be Coroner 

Resolved Nemine Contradicente that Cornelius Depeyster Esq*" 
the Present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City be and is hereby 
Elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing he Giveing Such Security as the Law Directs 
Vol v.— 18 



276 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Choice was agreeable to him and he approved thereof that the said 
John Marshall should be Deputy Mayor of this City Accordingly 
whereupon the Mayor attended as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall 
where after the Ringing of three Bells and proclamation made for 
silence the Commission of the Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the 
Market and the Commissions of high Sheriff and Corroner were pub- 
lished and then this Court Returned to the Common Councill Chamber 
where the said Edward Holland Esq^ was placed in the Chair and then 
according to the Directions of his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to 
this Corporation the said Edward Holland Esq^ the Mayor of this Cor- 
poration administred the oaths aforesaid appointed to be taken by act 
of parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy the Test 
& Abjuration Oath & the usuall Oaths for the Due Execution of their 
Respective offices unto the Respective Officers and Magistrates follow- 
ing 

[229] John Marshall Esqf Deputy Mayor 



Gerardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Com? Van Home 
Joris Brinkerhoff 
Henry Bogert 
Nich? Bayard 
Abraham De Peyster 
John Provoost 
Robert Benson 
Nich? Roosevelt 
John Ayscough Esq'' 

John Burnet Esq'' 

Cornelius Depeyster Esq^ 
William Proctor 



Esq*"? Aldermen of the City of New 
>- York and Justices of the peace for 
the City & County of New York 



J 



> 



J 



Assistants of the 
City of New York 



high Sheriff of the City & County of 

New York 
Corroner of the City & County of New 

York 
Treasurer 
high Constable 



East Ward 
West Ward 



Constables Sworn Vizt 
Obadiah Wells Peter De Grove Deputy 

Lawrence Burrus Baltus Hyer Deputy 

Larnem Buskirk 
^Thomas Cope — ab. 



North Ward 



South Ward 



Dock Ward 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 277 

Thomas Moone N[on] J[uror] 

Abraham Wheeler Isaac Wheeler Deput>' 

Alexander McKay — ab William Balden Deputy 

William De White William Beek D? 

John Burgiss N[on] J[uror] 

William Darlington Hugh Mulligan D** 

Montgomerie (Jonathan Woodruff Abraham Brasier D? 

Ward ) Philip Grimm 

Outward vResolvert Waldron 

Harlem Division /Peter Teach 

T. T^. . . fBenjamin Winter — ab 

Bowerv Division {^ • tt 

nacob Home 

Deputy Sheriffs 
James Mills 
Abraham Mills 

Orderd the Alderman of the West ward Cause a new Election of 
a Constable in the said ward in the Room of Thomas Cope and that 
the Election be on Wednesday Next [Jacob Van Worme elected.] 

ORDERD that John Burgiss who was Chosen one of the Constables 
of the Dock ward of this City and refused to Serve in that office be 
fined the sum of five pounds Current money of this Colony 

ORDERD that Thomas Moone who was Chosen one of the Constables 
of the North Ward of this City and Refused to Serve in that office be 
fined the sum of Ten pounds Current money of this Colony 

[230] Orderd the aldermen of the North ward and of the Dock ward 
Cause a New Election of Constables in the Room of Thomas Moone 
and John Burgiss and that the Election be on Tuesday next [Hen- 
drick Shaver and William Van Duersen elected respectively.] 

ORDERD that Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Schuyler and Alder- 
man Livingston with M'' Bogert M*" Bayard and M*" Provoost be a 
Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and accounts 

Orderd that Alderman Van Home be and is hereby appointed one 
of the Committee relating to the flferry house to be Built at Brookland 
in the Room of SamM Lawrence Esq^ Late one of the said Committee 



278 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City of ) ^« At a Common Councill held at the City 

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

ty fourth Day of October Anno Dom 1749 

Present. Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Com? Van Home 
Joris Brinckerhoff 
Nich? Bavard 
Robert Benson 
Nich? Roosevelt 



>.Esq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Orderd that the Assize of Bread be till further Orders as follows 
(to witt) 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 4^ 2^ : for 8** 

D?of D? to weigh 2 i for 4 

D? of D^ to weigh I - for 2 

D?of Do to weigh 7J4 for i 

A Loaf of Rye flour to weigh 2 10 : for 4 

D9 of wheaten Meal the Coarsest Bran only taken) - 

out to weigh J ^ 

And orderd that no bread be bakcn but According to the Above 
Assize and that all Bakers take Notice hereof and Govem themselves 
Accordingly 

Daniel Speder Labourer admitted and Sworn a freeman of this 
Corporation 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer to pay unto M*^ Isaac Stoutenburgh Over- 

(1042) seer of the watch of this City or his order the sum 

Warrant Issued, of Twenty Eight pounds one shilling & five pence 

being the ballance of his account by him Sworn to 
and Allowed as Also the further Sum of Fifteen pounds by him Dis- 
bursed for fire wood as also the further Sum of Twenty pounds Six- 
teen Shillings being by him to be paid to the Severall Constables for 
their Severall nights and Days watchings from the fourteenth Day of 
Apprill Last past to the fourteenth of this Instant October 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 379 



[231] City of J gg At a Common Councill held at the City 



New York) ^^ Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

Twenty third Day of November Anno Dom 
1749 

Present Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson "^ 

Nicholas Bayard 
Henry Bc^ert 
Abraham De Peyster 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt 



>-Esq»"? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



John Thomson Stocking Weaver admitted and Sworn a freeman 
of this Corporation 

Resolved Nemine Contradicente that Johannes Myer 
N9 be and he is hereby appointed Marshall Doorkeeper and Mes- 

(1043) senger to the Common Councill with the usual Sallary to 
commence this Day and that the Mayor Issue his warrt to 

the Treasurer of this City to pay unto him Six pounds for his Service 
done for this Corporation 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? this City to pay to M'' Henry Bogert or order the sum of 

(1044) Two hundred pounds Current money of this Colony to- 
wards paying for sundry Materials by him bought for build- 
ing the New fferry house and Further orderd that the said M^ 
Bogert take Care that the Bridge At the fferry be Repaired in Such 
good and Sufficient manner as he shall think most Convenient 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? this City to pay unto Henry Carmer or his order the sum of 

(1045) Twenty five pounds and Seven pence in full of his account 
for work done and materials paid for making and Repairing 

N? the fferry Bridge as appears by his account sworn to and 

( 1046) allowed and also one other warrant to pay to John Van Aer- 
nam Six pounds Ten shillings for making and providing 



a8o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

N? Ten Leather Bucketts for the use of this Corporation and also 

(1047) o"c other warrant to pay to Ahasuerus Turck the Like Sum of 
Six pounds Ten shillings for the Like Number of Buckets 

N? by him found made and provided for this Corporation and 

( 1048) also one other warrant to pay to Harme Courten ffour pounds 
for two Boat Loads of Stone Containing Eighty Cart Loads 
Delivered at the fferry for the use of this Corporation 



>-Esqf Aldermen 



[232] City of ) gg At a Common Councill held at the City 

NewYorkj Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

9^^ Day of January Anno Dom 1749 [-50.] 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt "^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Corn? Van Home 
Nicholas Bayard 
Henry Bogert 
John Provoost 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham De Peyster 
Joris Brinkerhoff 






>. Assistants 



M'' Mayor having produced a Letter to this Board from Jacob Myer 
in the Name of the freeholders of Harlem Granting this Corporation 
Leave to Survey their Lands orderd therefore that M*" Recorder Al- 
derman Stuyvesandt Aid? Schuyler Aid"* Livingston M*" Bogert M*" 
Bayard and M*" Brinkerhoff or the Major part of them with as many 
more of this board as shall please to attend be a Committe to Survey 
the same and make their Report to this Board with all Convenient 
Speed and that they take a Surveyor and Chain Bairers to their as- 
sistance 

Orderd that Isaac Depeyster be and he is hereby Elected and ap- 
pointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation Until the four- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK a8i 

teenth Day of October next he Giving Such Security as the Law 
Directs 

It being moved that the Stalls and Standings of the several! Mar- 
kets of this City be Let to farm to which M*" Mayor objected Declaring 
he Conceived he had a Right to the proffits of the Several! markets as 
Qerk of the same whereupon the Common Coundll Leased the same 
to Bartholomew Skaats from the first Day of November Last to the 
first of May Next Ensueing for the Sum of fifty three pounds and 
ORDERD the Deputy Qerk provide Leases to be Executed accordingly 
forthwith 

The Clerk of this Board produced a Draft of a Release for Lands 
to be Granted to this Corporation By M'' Nicholas Bayard and by this 
Corporation to M^ Bayard in Excliange Orderd the Deputy Clerk 
have the same Engrossed and the City Seal affixed to one part thereof 
Ready to be Delivered to M'^ Bayard on his Executing the other part 
thereof 



[233] City of ) «« At a Common Council! held at the City 

NcwYorkv Hall of the said City on Friday the i8^ 

Day of January Annoq DoITT. 1749 [-50.] 

Present. Edward Holland Esq*^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Cornelius Van Home 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 



vEsq"^ Aldermen 



J 



> Assistants 



Thomas Barnes proposed to this Board to Surrender the Lease 
formerly made by this Corporation to M^ Jolin Kelly of the Slaughter 
house in this City if they would l>e pleased to accept thereof and which 
by Sundry mesne Conveyances is assigned to Iiim to which this Board 
did unanimously agree and orimcrd the Deputy Qerk Do Draw a Sur- 
render to be by him Executed accordingly 



282 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? this City to pay to Brandt Schuyler Esq^^ or order the Sum of 

(1049) Thirty five pounds Nineteen Shillings and Two pence for 
Sundrys by him advanced for Leather Bucketts to Sundry 

persons and for Repairs to the Docks of this City as by his accounts 
allowed do also the further Sum of Twenty Nine pounds Eighteen 
Shillings and Seven pence for Sundrys by him paid for the Alms house 
of this Corporation 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? this City to pay to John Baily Publick Whipper of this City 

(1050) or order five pounds for one Quarter of a years Sallary Due 
the first of December Last 

Orderd the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? 105 1 urer of this City to pay to Pierre Depeyster Esq*" or 

Warrt Issued order the sum of flFourteen pounds and four pence in 

full of his accot for Twenty Leather Bucketts & paint- 
ing & one Cord of Wallnut Wood Sent by Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Esq'' to the prisoners in the Goal of this City 



[234] City of / ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 



>-Esq'^? Aldermen 



New York j"^"^ Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

4*t Day of February anno Dom i749[-50.] 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

John Marshall Esq*^ Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq*^ Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler 

Piere Dc Peyster 

Cornelius Van Home 

Joris BrinkerhoflF ^ 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster ^Assistants 

John Provoost 

Nicholas Roosevelt j 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Aldermen and assistants of the City ' 
of New York Convened in Common Councill and it is hereby ordained 
by the authority of the same that all y* Laws orders and ordinances 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 283 

of this Corporation which on the Twenty Seventh Day of January 
and the first of February 1749 were made ordained renewed Estab- 
lished and Published be Revived and Continued and Remain in full 
force and Vertue for one year from and after the Date hereof Vizt 

A Law for the Due observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Cor- 
poration 

A Law to appoint Sworn surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better preventing of fire 

A Law for the Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the sale of meal and flower by measure and for 
appointing proper places for the Sale of meal fflower Corn and Grain 

A Law for Regulating Negroes Mulattoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating of Carts and Carman 

A Law for Regulating the office of Guagers Packers and Cullers 

A Law Relating to making of freemen (Excepting that part which 
is herein after orderd Repealed 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Dock or slips of 
this City and for preserving the bridge and Common Sewer in the said 
Dock 

A Law for preserving the Conmions and the fish in fresh water 
Pond 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
funerals 

A Law for paving and Cleaning the streets Lanes and Alleys within 
the City of New York and for preventing Nusances within the same 
[235] A Law against firing of Guns or other fireworks within the 
Streets 

A Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law for Marking of butter 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter Houses 

A Law for Regulating of Fences 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the Cit>' of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of the 
City of New York 

A Law for the better Securing of the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gun Powder 

A Law for appointing Establishing and Regulating a good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York 



384 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



A Law Declaring to what use the Seal of this Corporation the Seal 
of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty shall be put Unto 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City of New 
York and for Preventing the forestalling of Provisions Coming to the 
said Markets 

A Law to prevent the selling or Giving of unripe fruit and oysters 
within the City of New York 

A Law in addition to a Law Intitled a Law for paving and Cleaning 
the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of New York and for pre- 
venting Nuisances within the Same 

ORDERD that that part of the Law Entitled a Law Relating to mak- 
ing freemen of this City wherein a fee of Six Shillings is allowed to the 
Recorder for the making a freeman be Repealed and the Same is hereby 
Repealed Accordingly 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Leases to Bartholo- 
mew Skaats of the City of New York of the Markets and Stalls of this 
City till the first day of May next orderd he affix the seal of this City 
to one part and Sign the same and Deliver the same to the said 
Bartholomew Skaats on his Executing a Counterpart thereof 

ORDERD that Alderman Schuyler Alderman De Peyster M^ Brincker- 
hoff and M*" Bogert or any three of them be a Committee to Audit the 
Deputy Clerks accounts and that they make Report thereof, to this 
Board 



City of )gg 
New York C 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 22? 
of February Anno Dom 1749 [-50] 



Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 



Gerardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Picre De Peyster 
Com? Van Home 
Joris Brinkerhooff 
John Provoost 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 



•^ 



>-Esq*? Aldermen 



J 
^ 



>- Assistants 



OP THE CITY OK NEW YORK 385 

[236J Ohderd that Ihe assize o£ Bread be till further orcJvr as I'oHows 
t)iat is to say. 

A While Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 4» : 14*" : for S"" 

D?of D? to weigh 2 17 :for4 

D?of D? Id weigh i : 3 ilorz 

E)?o( D? lo weigh o 9 :fori 

a Loaf of Rye flower to weigh 3 : 4 : f or 4 

D? of Wheaten Meal Ihe Gjarsest hran only taken) _ ■ i(,r a 

out to weigh J 

And ordebd that no bread be baked but according to ihc above 
ossiie and that all bakers take Notice thereof and Govern themstlves 
accordingly 

Urperd lliat the Mayor Issue his Warrant lo the 

N? Treasurer to pay to Brandt Schuyler Esq' or order the 

1052 sum of Nineteen pounds Three Shillings and tljrec 

Warrt Issued pence for so much by him paid for the freinht and 

Entry of two fire Engines lately Imported for the use 

of this Corporation and that M' Recorder and M' Schuyler Do pay 

the Ballance Due to Mess*? Bakers for the same and what sliall appeare 

to be Due for passage 

OimERD the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 

N" urcr to pay lo Mess'? James Livingston and Joris 

(1053) Brinckerhoof or order the sum of Ten pounds Eight 

Wani Issued. . shilUngs and four pence for so much by them paid for 

Twenty Leather fire Budcets and painting them for the 

use of this Corporation 

The Committee appointed on ihe fourteenth of October Last to 
audit the Treasurer or Chamberlains accounts did make their Report 
which was Read in these words City of New Vork ss The Committee 
appointed ihe fourteenth Day of October 1749 to audit ihc Late Treas- 
urers Books and Accounts Doe in Obedience to the said Appointment 
Report that wee have Carefully Examined his Books and Accounts and 
all warrants and orders made and Issued by this Corporation, Since llie 
fourteenth Day of October 1748 to the fourteenth Day of October Last 
aforesaid, and find thai there was then in the Imnds of the I-atc Treas- 
urer, a Ballance Due lo this Corporation the sum of Seven hundred 
and one pound Sixteen shillings and Seven pence three farthii^ and 



i86 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

from the fourteenth Day of October 1749 to the 30*^ of December Last 
past there has been paid in the Treasury a further sum of two hundred 
and fifteen pounds fifteen shillings and that there has been paid out 
from the 25*^ of October to the 30*^ of December as ^ Warrants &c» 
the sum of four hundred forty one pounds sixteen shillings & six pence 
and further wee Do Report that the Citys Cash Received by the present 
Chamberlain Caps Isaac De Peyster, from the heirs of the Late Cham- 
berlain Capt Cornelius De Peyster Deceased is four hundred Seventy 
five pounds fifteen Shillings and one pefTy three farthings Due to this 
Corporation, as Does appear by the account hereunto Annexed all which 
Sums wee find to be True and Just, which is humbly Submitted by 

Your Very humble Servant[s] 

To the Corporation Step V Cortlandt 

of the City of New York James Livingston 

January I9*^ i749[-5o] Nich! Bayard 

John Provoost 

[237] And it appearing to this Board that the Ballance Due from the 
Late Treasurer Cornelius De Peyster Esq*" Deceased to this Corpora- 
tion is Received by and is in the hands of the present Treasurer Isaac 
De Peyster Esq^ It is Therefore orderd that the Deputy Clerk of this^ 
Corporation Do Draw a Generall Release of all Bonds Debts Covenants 
and Demands whatsoever from this Corporation to the Executors or 
administrators of the said Cornelius De Peyster Esq^^ Deceased and 
affix the seal of this Corporation to the same to be Delivered to them or 
their Delivering up to the present Chamberlain all the Books papers and 
Accounts Relating to this Corporation which were in the hands of the 
said Cornelius De Peyster Esq^ deceased at the time of his Death and 
that the Mayor Do Sign the same in behalf of this Corporation 

The Committee appointed to audit the D' Clerks 

N? accounts made their Report thereof and that there is 

(1054) a Ballance Due to him from this Corporation on the 

Warrant Issued Seventeenth Day of November Last Eleven pounds 

and Six pence besides Extraordinary Services done 
by him for two years Last past which is allowed by this Board and 
ORDERD that the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of this Cor- 
poration to pay unto the said Abraham Lodge or order the said Eleven 
pounds and Six pence as also the further Sum of ffourteen pounds for 
his Extraordinary Services for the said two years 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 2S7 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Jotes Mycr or order 

Warr* Issued. Sallary as also Seven Shillings for a Shovel and tongs 

by him bought for the Comon Council Chamber 

Orderd that Every Member of this Board who shall not attend the 
Common Councill within half an hour after the Time hee shall be Sum- 
moned to appear shall pay a fine of two Shillings and Six pence and if 
he shall not Attend in one whole hour he shall pay a fine of five Shil- 
lings to be Disposed of by this board 

City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

28H» Day of February anno Dom 1749 [-50] 

Present Edward Holland Esq*^ Mayor 

John Marshall Esq'^ Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Peyster 

Corn? Van Home 

Joris Brinkerhoof 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Pevster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Robert Benson 

Nich? Bayard 

[238] ORDERD that George Harsen be & he is hereby appointed one of 
the publick Measurers of this City he taking the oaths appointed by Law 

The Report of the Committee appointed on the 17^^ of February 
1748/9 for seeing the Lands in possession of M^ Oliver De Lancey at 
Btoomendal run out was read in these words &c [The report not en- 
tered.] whereupon It is orderd that the Lands of this City in the pos- 
session of the Said Oliver De Lancey be Viewed valued & appraised by 
Mess*? John Roosevelt & Elbert Haring and their appraisemt thereof 
Certified by them under their hands to this Board with alt Convenient 
Speed 

ORDERD that the D' Qerk do prepare a Lease from this Corp? to 
M^ David Provoost of a water lott next adjoining ft to N East Side of 



>-Esq'! Aldermen 






> Assistants 



^ 



288 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

his Storehouse & water Lott in the E ward near Rodmans Slip of 200 
foot into the River from the wharf and of the breadth of 18 foot he 
building a strong & substantial peer and leaving a street of 18 foot in 
Breadth &? and that he Constantly keep the same in Good & Sufficient 
Repair under the Rent of a pepper Come for the term of 99 y'? 

Orderd that Major Van Home and M»" Provost Do take Care to 
get a sufficient house built for one of the Large fire Engines to be 
kept in Some part of Hanover Square at the Expence of this Cor- 
poration and that there be a Conveniency made therein for hang^ing 
fifty Buckets and Also orderd that there be one hundred New fire 
Buckets made for the use of this Corporation with all Convenient Speed 

ORDERD that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

(N? 1056) Treasurer to pay to M^ John Baily publick whipper of 

Warr* Issued this City or order five pounds for one Quarters Sallary 

Due the first of March Next 

ORDERD that Major Van Home Mf Bogert and M*^ Benson or any 
three of them be a Committee to provide as many Ladders and fire 
hooks as they shall think shall be Wanting for the use of this Corpora- 
tion 

ORDERD that Alderman Schuyler & M^ John Provoost be each fined 
the Sum of five Shillings for not attending according to their Stunmons 

[239] City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

NewyorkV Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

Twenty first Day of March Anno DoiH, 

i749[-50] 
Present Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

John Marshall Esqf Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesandt ^ 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Pevster 

Corn? Van Home 

Joris Brinkerhoff 

Henry Bogert 

John Provoost 

Nicholas Bayard 

Robert Benson 

Nich? Roosevelt 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



J 



> Assistants 



^ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW VOUK 



1S9 



Upon Reading the Petition of Sundry of Uie ffrceholtlers and In- 
habitants of tlie Dock Ward of tliis City and other Inhabitants and 
ffreeholdcrs of the said Gty SettinR forth &c'. Whereupon It is 
ORDKRi) that Alderman Schuyler AM? Livingston AldT De Peyster 
and M* Brinkerhoof or any three of them be a Committee to have the 
same Run out and Surveyed agreable to the plan Annexed and that 
they make Report thereof lo this Board 

Upon Reading the Petition of Samuel Ten Eyck praying a Grant 
of tlie Water Lott opposite to his Lett on Cocntics Dock 200 foot into 
the East River of the whole breadth of his said Lott the Same was 
agreed lo by this Board provided the said Samuel Ten Eyck wo'd 
Give and Enter into Good Security to Dock Out tlic same by the first 
of May 1753 AXo ordekd that Aid? Schuyler Aldm!' Livingston Aldm? 
Depcystcr and M' BrinkcrhofF or any three of them be a Committee 
to View and See the same surveyed and that they make their Report 
thereof to this Board 

Tlie Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Drafts of the Lease 
to M' David Provoost which was read and Approved of and obdebd 
the Same be Engrossed and the City Seal AfExed on hia Executing a 
Counterpart thereof 

Whereas It hath pleased Almighty God to Afflict M' Sebring the 
present keeper and overseer of the Poor and Poor house of this City 
as also his wife with a Grievous Sickness which hath Deprived him 
almost of the Loss of his Sight and his wife in all likclyhood Cannot 
live long so that he is Unable to Execute the Office of Overseer of said 
house It is therefore orderd that Robert Provoost of this City be and 
be is hereby appointed overseer and keeper of the poor and poor house 
of this City in his Room and further obderr that M' Scbring and his 
Wife be kept and Continued there in one of the best Rooms thereof 
and that one of his Daughters have Liberty lo Continue there to Attend 
on and take Care of them during so long as it shall please God to Con< 
tinue them under their present Visitation [240] if they shall think fit to 
Continue there and lliat he Enter upon the Execution of his Ofiice on 
the first day of April next 

The Petition of M' Stephen Bayard Praying a Grant lo faim of the 

Water Lott fronting hi» I^tt of Ground in Xfonfgomcric Ward was 

read in these wonis ftc* Whereupon it is ordekd that the Deputy hta>-or 

Ahlerman Schuyler M' Brinckerhoff and M' Benson or any three of 

Vol. v.- 19 



290 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



them be a Committee to Survey the Same and that they take a City 
Surveyor to assist and make a Draft and Report thereof to this Board 

Orderd tliat Mf Alderman Livingston get thirty three Leather 
Bucketts made that M^ Brinckerhoff do get thirty four & Robert 
Benson get thirty three made with all Convenient Speed 

Patrick Carryll Shopkeeper admitted and affirmed a ffreeman of 
this Corporation 



City of )gg 
New Yorkf 



Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 26*^ 
Day of April! Anno Dom. 1750 

Edward Holland Esq"^ Mayor 
John Marshall Esq*" D Mayor 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peystcr 
Cornelius Van Home 
Joris Brinkerhoof 
Henry Bogert 
Robert Benson 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Nich? Bayard 



^Esq*l Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



The Committee that were appointed by this Board to Regulate and 
Levell Dye Street made their Report in these words City of New York 
ss The Committee appointed by an order of Common Councill Dated 
the Eleventh Day of July 1749 to Regulate and Levell Dyes Street in 
the west ward Do Report, that in obedience thereto have Levelled Dyes 
street from the west Side of the Broad Way Street to high water 
mark on Hudsons River and find a Descent of Twenty Six feet two 
Inches which when Reduced to the Length of said Dyes Street will 
Afford a Descent of five and a half Inches up on every 14 feet but are 
of Opinion that three Inches were only Allowed on every 14 feet from 
the broad way Untill the pump now Standing in said Dye Street and 



OF THE CUV OK NEW YORK 



»9' 



from thence 8 inches on 14 feet to high water mark will be more Con- 
venient for the Inhabitants there, who having Already built Scverall 
houses at, and Eastward of the aforesaid Pump, and will thereby be in 
Less Danger of Undermining tlieir houses than by allowing five and a 
half. Inches on every fourteen foot throughout the whole Length of 
said D>-cs Street all which is notwithstanding humbly Submitted to 

the board bv Your humble Servants , » . . 

James Livingston 

Brandt Schuyler 

Pierc De Pe}Ster 

Nicholas Bayard 

NichT Roosevelt 

Which opinion and Report arc approved of & thereupon ordqu) the 
said Street be Regulated & Levelled accordingly and that Notice be put 
up in Writing on the pump in Dye street & other publick places in the 
Neighbourhood there that they may Regulate themselves accordingly 

[241 ) David Robinson, Tohaconist, John Schultharp pcrukeniaker ad- 
mitted and David Clarkson Gent. Sworn freemen of this Corporation 
and OHOKBO to be Registred 

Uiu>eKt} that Samuel Waldron be and he ts hereby appointed a 
fireman in ihc Room of John Van Zandi and Victor Bicker Jun' in 
the Koomc of Abraham Vangclder in the East ward of this City 

It being moved that the Stalls and Standings of the Scverall 
Markets of this City be Let to farm to which M' Mayor Objected De- 
claring he Conceived he had a Right to the profits of the Scverall 
Markets as Clerk of the Same whereupon the same was Leased by this 
Board (M' Mayor Dissenting) to Bartholomew Skaats for one year 
fron» the I*! of May next to llie I'l of May 1751 for £106 : lo be pi 
Quarterly and that tiic D" Qcrk prepare Leases accordingly and at die 
Same time this Board did agree with and Lease to the said Bartholomew 
Skaats the Docks Slips and wharfs of this City from the i»l of May 
next lo the 1". of May 1751 for £110 : to be p^ Quarterly he giving 
Security and also Covenanting to take 60 Scow Load of Dirt & Mud 
out of th« Great Dock 

Okoer'o also that the said Bartholomew Skaats shall from time to 
time have Leave, with the Consent and a|)probation of lire Aldermen 
and Common Coimcill Men of each and Every Respective Ward 
wherein any Damage shall happen to the Docks of thts City to Repair 



292 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the same from time to time by and pursuant to the order and Direction 
of such Alderman and Common Councill man and that the Expence 
and Charge thereof be Defrayed by this Corporation 

The Petition of William Dobbs praying that this Corporation 
will Lett unto him a Lott of Ground belonging to this Corporation for 
such a Term of years and on Such Reasonable Rents as they shall think 
fit Situate in Montgomerie Ward and Next adjoyning to a Lott of Ben- 
jamin Peck on the East River there It is thereupon orderd and agreed 
by this Corporation and the said William Dobs that Seventeen and a 
half foot in front and Twenty four in Length being one half of said 
Lott. be Lett to him for seven years to Commence on the first of May 
Next he paying Eight pound a year Ground rent and all Taxes during 
that time and the Charges of said Lease and orderd the Deputy Clerk 
prepare Leases Accordingly 

The Petition of Charles Shundine [Jandine] and others was Read 
praying a Grant of the water Lotts of this City opposite to their Lotts 
whereupon It is orderd the Consideration thereof be referred to the 
next Common Councill 

Upon Complaint being made to this Board that the Drain under the 
Meal Market is and has been for some time stopt up so that the same 
has become a very Great Nusance to the Neighbourhood and others In- 
habitants of the said City, It is therefore orderd that the Alderman 
and Assistant of [242] East ward Cause the Same to be immediately 
opened Cleansed and Repaired in such manner as by them shall be 
thought proper and if need be to take one or more aldermen of the 
said City to their assistance 

Orderd that that part of the Law of this Corporation Entituled a 
Law prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers whereby they are Lycenced to 
Retail and Sell Goods in publick Markets on Market Days be Repealed 
and the Same is hereby Repealed accordingly 

Orderd that Alderman Schuyler Mess'? Benson and Bogert or any 
two of them be a Committee to Treat and agree with persons to Dis- 
mount the Carriage Guns of the Severall Batteries within this City and 
to have them Laid upon Skids and the Carriages housed in proper and 
Convenient places 

The Petition of Mary Wessells Widdow was Read Setting forth 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 293 

&c? Whereupon it is orderd the Consideration thereof be Referred to 
the next Common Councill. 

The Committee appointed to View the Lott of Stephen Van Cort- 
landt Esq*^ made their Report that they had Surveyed the Same and 
produced the Map or Draft thereof to this Board It is thereupon 
ORDERD that the Deputy Clerk prepare a Draft of a Grant of the water 
Lott by him prayed for 

Orderd that Alderman Cortlandt Alderman De Peyster Mess*^ 
Bogert & Roosevelt or any three of them be a Committee to Regulate 
the paving of John Street 

Orderd that M' Mayor Aid? Schuyler and M' Abraham De Peyster 
or any two of them be a Committee to agree with any person or persons 
to Remove the market house near the Battery at the Comer of pearle 
Street 

The Committee appointed to Run out a plan of a peer on the 
west Side of Coenties Dock on a Range with the house now in the 
possession of M' David Abccl Returned the Draft thereof which was 
approved of by this Board and orderd the same be Run out Accord- 
ingly at the Expence of this Corporation and that George Brinkerhoof 
pay three years interest for the Expence of the same 

orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer of this City to pay to M' Robert Benson or his 

(1057) order the Sum of Nineteen pounds Sixteen Shillings 
Warrt Issued and five pence half penny it being the Ballance of his 

account for making a Publick Drain from ferry Street 
Down to the East River as also the Sum of Twenty Eight pounds 
fourteen shillings and Nine pence for so much money by him paid for 
ffifty three fine Leather Buckets for the use of this Corporation 

orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer to pay unto John Baily Publick Whipper of 

( 1058) this City or his order the simi of Five potmds Current 
Warr* Issued money of New York in full for one Quarter of a years 

Sallary which will be Due and ending on the first Day 
of June Next 



>*Esq'? Aldcnnen 



994 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[243] City of ) ^^ At a Common Coundll held at the City 

New York J Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

2^ Day of May Anno Dom 1750 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

John Marshall Esq^ Deputy Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Stephen Van Cortlandt "^ 
Brandt Schuvler 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Com! Van Home 
Joris Brinkerhoof 

Henry Bogert lAssistants 

John Frovoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt 

Orderd the assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth Viz! 
Wheat at 4/3 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh S^ '* A^ : for 8d 

D? of D? to weigh 2 : 10 : for 4 

D? of D? to weigh i : 4>4 : for 2 

D? of D? to weigh - : 10 : for i 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarsest Bran only taken) . 

out, and to weigh J ^ * 

A Rye Loaf of D? to Weigh 3 : 4 : for 4 

AND ORDERD that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
(hard bisquit only Excepted) then according to the above Assize and 
that all Bakers within this City take Notice hereof and make their 
Bread Accordingly 

Orderd that Alderman Schuyler, Alderman Livingston and Mess«^ 
Abraham De Peyster and Joris Brinkerhoof or the Major part of them 
be a Committee to Imploy proper persons to purchase Timber and 
Materialls for Runing out a peer at Coenties Dock 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer to pay to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh overseer 

( 1059) of the Watch and Watch house of this City or order 

Warrant Issued the Sum of Twenty Pounds Sixteen shillings being 

by him to be paid to the Several! Constables for the 
Severall Days and Night Watches from the fourteenth Day of October 
to the fourteenth of April! Last past 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 295 

[244] City of ^ gg At a Common Coundll held at the City 

New York j Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

30^ Day of May Anno DoUT 1750 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Brandt Schuyler ^^ ,. a 1 ^ 

X T • • -. > Esq'? Aldermen 

James Livmgston f ^ 

Piere De Peyster 

Comlius Van Home 

Joris Brinkerhoof 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

John Provoost ^Assistants 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard ^ 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Peter Giraud or order 

( 1060) the Sum of ffifty pounds Current money of this Colony 
Warrt Issued being the first payment agreed by articles of Agreement 

between the Committee for building the fferry house 
and the said Peter Giraud 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Daniel Giraud or 

(1061) order the Sum of Thirty pounds Current money of this 
Warr! Issued Colony being the first payment agreed by Articles of 

Agreement between the Committee for building the 
Ferry house and the said Daniel Giraud 

This Board having taken into Consideration the Matters Contained 
in the Petition preferred by Mary Wessells against Granting the 
prayer of the Petition of Samuel Ten Eyck and having heard and Duely 
Considered the Allegations of the parties by themselves and their 
Council!, are of opinion and Do Accordingly Resolve and order that 
a Grant be made by this Corporation to the said Samuel Ten Eyck his 
heirs and assigns of the water Lott fronting the Lott of the said Samuel 
Ten Eyck of the whole breadth thereof and to Extend Two hundred 
foot into the East River according to the prayer of his said Petition 



296 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

under such Rents Covenants and Restrictions as this Corporation shall 
think fitt and with an Express proviso and Condition that he his heirs 
or assigns shall give bond with Good Security in the penalty of one 
hundred pounds Current money of this Colony to the Mayor Aldermen 
and Commonalty of this City that he or they shall and will Dock and 
wharfe out the said water Lott by the first Day of May 1753 and run 
out a peer of 20 foot wide the whole Extent and perform all and every 
the Covenants and agreements therein to be Contained and that the 
Deputy Clerk prepare a grant accordingly 

[245] Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
Nv Treasurer of this City to pay to William Van Deursen 

( 1062) or order the Sum of £25 : 5 : 3 for 47 Leather Buckets 

and the Sum of £11 15 to John Van der Boge for 
making and Marking 20 Leather Buckets for the use of this Corpora- 
tion 

ORDiiRD the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
(1063) this City to pay to Ahasuerus Turck or Order the Sum of 
£8 : 10 : 6 Current money of this Colony in full of his ac- 
count for three Buckett Hooks Cleaning and Marking fire Buckets of 
this Corporation as ^ his account by him Sworn to and allowed 

The Dc^aity Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Deed of a 
Water Lott to Stephen Van Cortlandt Esq*^ opposite to his Lott in 
Montgomerie Ward which was Read and approved of and orisrd the 
same be Engrossed and the seal of this Corporation affixed thereto and 
Delivered to him by the Deputy Clerk on his Executing a Counterpart 
thereof 

Orderd that ffifty pounds be Allowed and paid by this Corporation 
to M' Henry Bogert for his Attending on and Supervising the build- 
ing of the fFerry house of this Corporation on Nassau Island till the 
same shall be Compleatly finished 

Orderd that the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<> Treasurer of this City to pay to James Mills or order 

(1064) the Sum of Thirteen pounds Nineteen shillings and 

Warrt Issued. Six pence in full of his account for Victualling 

Prisoners &c? by him Sworn to and allowed by this 
Board 

John Sackot Merchant admitted and Sworn a freeman of this Corpo- 
ration 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 297 

Forasmuch as the Dqputy Mayor is Sick and unable to attend the 
other members of the Committee appointed to Examine into the Alle- 
gations of the Petition of the Severall ffreeholders and Inhabitants of 
Montgomerie Ward for the water Lotts fronting to their Severall 
Lotts of Ground there. It is Therefore orderd that he be Discharged 
from being one of the members of the said Committee and that the 
other Gentlemen of the Committee to witt Aid? Schuyler M^ Brinker- 
hoff and M' Benson or the major part of them be a Committee to 
Enquire and Examine into the matters and Allegations of said Peti- 
tioners and that they make Report to this Board with all Convenient 
Speed 



[246] City of ) ^,^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

Twelfth Day of July Anno Dom 1750 

Present Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Brandt Schuyler 
Piere De Peyster 
Cornelius Van Home 
Joris Brinkerhoof 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Pevster 
John Provoost 
Nicholas Roosevelt 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



>> Assistants 



Orderd M*^ Recorder Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N9 of this City to pay to Daniel Giraud or order the Sum of 

( 1065) Forty pounds Current money of this Colony being the Second 
payment Due to him for Laying the second Tire of Beams at 

the New fferry house, and also that he Issue his warrant to the said 
Treasurer to pay to Peter Giraud or order the sum of Thirty 

( 1066) pounds Like money being the second payment Due to him on 
Laying the second Tire of Beams of the said house 

Orderd that there be a New Election of an assessor in the South 
ward of this Cty in the Room of Pierre Van Cortlandt who was 
Chosen one of the Assessors of the said Ward and is Removed with 



300 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ing and Directing the Diging Levelling and paveing the Street Leading* 
from Mf Huddleston to Abraham Wheelers in the North Ward of this 
City 

Orderd that Alderman Van Home Aid? Cortlandt and Aid™ 
Livingston M' Brinkerhoof M*" Bogert and M*" Provoost or the major 
part of them be a Committee to View and Examine the ffly Market 
and Advise and Consult what the Expence of Making and Laying 
out a Good and Sufficient Drain to Carry of the (filth mud and Dirt 
from thence into the East River Will amount to and that they make 
their Report thereof to this Board 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Brandt Schuyler 

(1069)* Esq*^ or his order the Sum of Twenty pounds one 

Warrant Issued shilling and Eleven pence Current money of this 

Colony it being for so much money by him Laid out 
for Building a fire Engine house in the South ward of this City 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer of this City to pay to Robert Benson or his order 

(1070) the Sum of Eight pounds Current money of New York 
Warr^ Issued it being for a Pump and well by him Caused to be made 

in Van Cleaft Street in Montgomerie Ward of this City 

Orderd that Alderman Livingston M*^ Benson and M*" Bayard or 
any Two of them be a Committee for the ordering and Directing the 
Regulating Laying out and. paveing Beekmans Street and the Street 
Contiguous thereto in Montgomerie Ward of this City and that they 
take to their assistance the City Surveyor 

[249] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to M' Henry Bogert or 

(1071) his order the sum of Two hundred pounds Current 
Ward Issued, money of this Colony to be by him Laid out for pur- 
chasing Materialls for the New fferry house 

Orderd that the Dining Room and the Room overhead together 
with the Entry of the Poor house be Larthed and plaster'd 

Josiah Paterson Surgeon admitted and Paul Romee Cordwainer 
and Ede Van Evere Blacksmith Sworn freemen of this Corporation 
and orderd to be Registred 

* Error in numbering warrants in the original. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Esq" Aldermen 



City of ) _„ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New YorkJ Hall of the City of New York on the 

Thirty first Day of August Anno Dom 1750 

Present Edward Holland Esq' Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt "> 
Stephen Van Cortlandl | 
Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston 
Piere De Pcyster J 

Joris Brinkerhoof "\ 

Nich? Roosevelt 

Nichi Bayard b- Assistants 

John Provoost 
Henry Bogcrt J 

M' Mayor produced to this Board a List of the Names of Sundry 
persons who liad taken out Lycenscs for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
within this City from the Twentieth of Apriil 1749 to the second of 
ffcbniary thereafter amounting to the Number of fifty Eight persons 
and who together had paid for the same Thirty Six pounds Twelve 
Shillings as also one other List of persons who had Taken out Lycences 
and agreed for the Excise for Retailing of Strong Uquors from the 
Twenty fifth of March Last lo this Time being one hundred and 
Ninety Sijc persons in Number and who paid him for the same the 
Sum of Two hundred and fifty Eight pounds one shilling Current 
money of this Colony 

Hendrick Snyder Cordwuiner admitted and Elias Petletreau Gold- 
smith and John Vredenbui|;h Jun' Cordwaincr Sworn freemen of ihii 
Corporation and ordered to be Rcgistred 

Upon Reading the petition of Anthony Ten Eyck praying a Grant 
of a Water Lott fronting his Ij^tt in the west ward of tills City being 
the Northennost half of a Lott fronting the North River of fifty foot 
in front of the Breadth of Twenty five foot two hundred feet into the 
River or Harbour from Low Water Mark ordhrd the Same be Re- 
ferred 

(350] Isaac Van Aemam Hatter John Kinderick Cordwaincr and John 
Sidcles Cordwainer Sworn ffreemen of ttiit Corporation and ordcsed 
to be R^ttred 



302 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Mf Mayor Informed this Board that he had Recommended M*" 
Alderman Schuyler to be Deputy Mayor of this City and that his Excel- 
lency had approved thereof whereupon M^ Alderman Schuyler took 
the oaths of Deputy Mayor of the said City 

Orderd the Deputy Clerk Affix the Seal of this City to the Leases 
of the Docks and wharfs and of the stalls and Standings to Bartholo- 
mew Skaats he Executing a Counterpart and Giving Security for 
performance of the Covenants 

Mf Robert Benson being Returned Elected Alderman of Mont- 
gomerie Ward in the Room of John Marshall Esq^ Deceased he took 
the oaths appointed by Law instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy and the Oath of Alderman &c? and took his Seat accord- 
ingly 

Orderd that Stone Street be I mediately paved and that the Com- 
mittee take Care the same be forthwith done and that the descent be 
one Inch and a half in Every fourteen feet 

Orderd that Alderman Stuyvesandt, Aid? Cortland Mess^ Bogert 
and Provoost or any three of them be a Committee to View the Ground 
proposed by M'^ Nicholas Bayard for the Building a Slaughter house 
and that they Report their Opinion thereon to this Board 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? urer of this City to pay to Alderman Schuyler the Sum 

(1072) of Eight pounds to be by him Applyed towards the 

Warrt Issued Making and Sinking a Well in Broad Street in this 

City 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? urer of this City to pay to John Bayley publick Whipper 

1073 of this City or order the Sum of five pounds Current 

Warri Issued, money of this Colony it being in full of one Quarter of 

a years Sallary due the first Day of September Next. 

I'he Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Surrender 
to be Executed by Thomas Barnes (the Assignee of the Lessee of the 
Slaughter Houses as keeper thereof) which was Read and approved of 
and ordered the same be Engrossed to be Executed by him Accord- 
ingly, and at the same time he also produced the Draft of a Certificate 
or memorandum to be Indorsed on Certain Indentures of Release from 
Philip Minthome and Samuel Beekman to John Van Zandt of a Lot! 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 303 

of Ground in the Outward of this City which was siso approved of 
and OROERD to be Engrossed thereon for him to Execute 



LEsq" Aldermen 



[251] Cityof J ^„ At a Common Councill held at ihc City 

New York] "" Hail of the said City on Wednesday the 

Twelfth of September Anno Dom 1750 

Present Edward Holland Esq' Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq' Deputy Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesandt "^ 

Stephen Van Cortland t 

James Livingston 

Pierre De Pcyster J 

Joris Brinkerhoof "\ 

Henry Bogerl I 

Abraham De Pcyster ^Assistants 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Nicholas Bayard J 

Till-: Petition of Daniel Bloom Leisce of the fferry of this Corpora- 
tion was Read praying an Abatement of the Rent to he by liim pai<l for 
the said Ferry on account of ihe Sundry Inconvcnicncys by him Sus- 
tained &c! WnESEL'PON it is ORDESD that he be allowed the sum of 
Eighty pounds to be Discounted and allowed to him out of the second 
years Reserved Rent which was Due and owing on the Twenty fifth 
Day of March Last 

Tuts BoABO having agreed with M' Nicholas Bayard that he shall 
have Liberty lo erect and build a puWick Slaughter house pen and 
pinfold on his Land in the outward of this City next adjoining to the 
Land of M' Minthornc to witt on that part of his Ground or Land 
tJiere bounded as follows to witt on Ihe south Side of the point of up- 
Und Near llie fresh Water pond being about Eleven or Twelve Chains 
to the Westward of the high Road or Bowery Lane and three Chains to 
to the Eastward of the said Fresh water Pond and that he have a Lease 
of the Same (or the Term of Twenty one years to Commence from the 
Twenty fifth Day of Ntarch Last upon the Same Terms Conditions and 
CovcnanLi as the Late publkk Slaughter houses of this Gly were 
Leased to John Kelly the former Lessee of the publidc Slaughter 
houses of this Gly, and oroesd the Deputy Qerk prepare a LeaM 
Accordingly 



4 

i 



304 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board a Grant from this City 
to Samuel Ten Eyck which was Read and approved of by this Board 
and ORDERD the same be Engrossed and the seal of this City affixed 
thereto and Delivered to him on his Executing a Counterpart thereof 
and Giving Bond with Security to perform the Covenants therein 
Contained 

ORDERD that an action of Trespass and Ejectment be brought on 
the Demise of this Corporation against John Van Zandt for Incroach- 
ing on and Enclosing part of the Common Lands of this Corporation 
and that Abraham Lodge be Attorney on Record in prosecuting said 
action and that he Draw a warrant of Attorney for prosecuting the said 
Action and that he affix the seal of this Corporation thereto and that 
the Same be signed by the Mayor 

[252] Orderd that it be a Standing Rule of this Board that whenever a 
Committee shall be appointed for the future for any matter or thing 
to be done in any of the wards of this City that the alderman of such 
ward shall be Chairman of such Committee 

M^ Skaats the Lessee of the Docks & Wharfs & of the Stalls & 
Standings to him Leased by this Corporation produced to this Board 
the Chamberlain's Receipts for his Rents till the first Day of May Last 
past : It is thereupon orderd that the Deputy Clerk Deliver up to him 
his Bond for performance of his Covenants in said Leases to that Day 

M*^ Skaats produced to this Board his account whereby it appears 
that he paid Twenty Six pounds twelve shillings and Eleven pence for 
a New scow for the use of this Corporation and on account of Sundrys 
by him Received for the use of this Corporation amounting to Sixteen 
pounds Nineteen shillings and three pence which Leaves a Ballance of 
nine pounds Thirteen shillings and Eight pence Due to him It is 
thereupon orderd that he be allowed the said Sum of nine pounds 
Thirteen shillings and Eight pence out of the Next payment which he 
is to make for the Lease of the Docks of this City 

Abraham Willet Baker and Johannes Schenk Boalter admitted and 
Renne Bayeux Confectioner Sworn freemen of this Corporation and 
orderd to be Registred 

The Petition of Cornelia Schuyler Widdow being read praying a 
Grant to her from this Corporation of the Water Lett fronting her 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 305 

Lott of Ground in Montgomerie ward of this City It is orderd that 
as the Lott of the said Cornelia Schuyler has been already Laid out 
that the Deputy Clerk prepare a Grant of the same pursuant to the 
prayer of said Petition and that he produce the same at the next 
Common Councill to be Considered of by this Board 

M*" Mayor having produced at the Last Common Councill a List 
of the severall persons who had taken Lycences for Retailing of Strong 
Liquors within this City Amounting in the whole and together to the 
sum of Two hundred and Ninety four pounds thirteen shillings 
ORDERD that he pay the same to the Chamberlain of this City Retaining 
thereout in his hands four Shillings for every Lycence and paying 
thereof to the Qerk five shillings for every Lycence so by him Granted 
During the time therein Mentioned 



City of ^ ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York J Hall of the said City on Friday the Twenty 

first Day of September Anno Dom 1750 

Present Edward Holland Esq*^ Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq*" Deputy May^^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt "^ 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



Henry Bogert ^ 

Joris Brinkerhoof I . . 

t . «. , ^Assistants 

John Provoost 



Nich? Roosevelt 

[253] Orderd that the assize of Bread be till further orders as follows 
(wheat at 5/6 ^ Bushell[)] 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 4*^ : 6°' : for 8** 

D? of D? to weigh 2 : 3 : for 4 

D? of D^ to weigh i : i : for 2 

D? oiD^ to weigh o : 8 : f or i 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarsest Bran Only taken out) 

/, i 2 : 12 : for 4 

to weigh J ^ 

And orderd that no other Bread be made for sale within this City 
Vol. V.-jo 



3o6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

(hard Bisquets only Excepted) than according to the above assize and 
that all Rakers take Notice hereof and Bake their Bread according^ly 

M*^ Daniel Bloom the Lessee of tlie iferry of this City attended this 
Board as also did Andrew Ramsay and the said Daniel Bloom pro- 
posed to Surrender his Lease of the iferry. if tfiis Corporation would 
Grant the same for the Remainder of the Term therein mentioned to 
Commence from the Twenty fifth Day of this Instant September upon 
the same Terms and Conditions as the same was Leased to the said 
Danl^ Bloom on his the said Ramsays finding Good and Suffecient 
Security to perform the Covenants in the said Lease and that he the 
said Daniel Bloom and his Securitys be Discharged from all the Cove- 
nants in lis said Lease and the Bond Entred into for the perform- 
ance there <:^f pa\ iii2^ the said Rent Reserved in his Lease to the Twenty 
fifth Day of September inFtimt inclusive which proposall was Agreed 
to bv this Board 

The Committee appointed for paving Beekmans Street and the 
street Contiguous thereto was Read in the words to witt City of New 
York ss The Committee according to order of this Board Dated the 
Sixteenth of August 1750 have attended the Citty Surveyor in the 
Regulating and Levelling the severall Streets in Montgomerie ward 
Do Report that Begining in the middle part of Beekmans Street one 
foot Lower than the sell of the Middle Door of the New English 
Church opposite to the said Door a Descent of Two Inches on Every 
Ten feet will be Required Untill it Reaches to the Cross Street which 
Crosses said Beekmans Street by M' Bempers house and from thence 
an ascent of three Inches on Ten foot up the Street which Leads to M"" 
Bivanks Corner house, then Begining at the Middle of Beekmans 
Street by Bempers house a fall of four Inches on Every Ten feet is 
Necessary as farr as ferry Street and from thence one Inch Descent on 
Every Ten feet to the Mouth of the Generall Drain in the said ferrj' 
Street, all which is Notwithstanding humbly Submitted by James 
Levingston Robert Benson September the 21't 1750 

[254] William Doro Cooper admitted a ffreeman of this Corporation 
and Appointed as one of the Corn Measurers of this City and took the 
oath 

Orderd that Mf Christopher Bancker be and he is hereby appointed 
in the Room of M^" John Roosevelt Lately Deceased to appraise the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



307 



Lands agreed to be sold by this Corporati'^n to M^ Oliver De Lancey 
together with M*^ Elbert Haring and that they make their appraise- 
ment thereof on oath and make return thereof to this Board with all 
Convenient Speed 

Orderd that the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1074 urer of this City to pay to John Myer the Sum of two 

Warr! Iss? pounds ten Shillings for one Quarters Salary due unto 

him the 22^ of August Last also Six pounds more for 
his Extraordinarv Services for one vcars Service which will end on the 
29*!? of November next 



>'Esq'? Aldermen 



City of ) ^« At a Common Council! held at the City 

New York i Hall of the said City on Saturday the 

Twenty Ninth Day of September (being 
the feast day of St Michael the Arch Angle) 
Anno DoW 1750 

Present Edward Holland Esq' May*^ 

Brandt Schuyler Esq*" Deputy May' 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Peyster 

Cornelius Van Home 

Robert Benson 

Joris Brinkerhoof 

Henry Bogert 

Nicholas Bayard 

Abraham De Pevster 

John Provoost 

Nich? Roosevelt 

Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Elect- 
ing this Day one Alderman one assistant two assessors one Collector 
and Two Constables in the Six Wards on the south Side of ff resh water 
and one alderman one assistant four assessors two Q)llectors and four 
Constables for tfic Outward of the said City to Serve in the Respective 






>" Assistants 



3o8 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Offices for the year Ensueing the Respective Aldermen of each Re- 
spective Ward made Return this Day into the office of Town Qerk 
under their hands for the Severall persons Elected to Serve in the 
severall Offices aforesaid Vizt 



[255] 



East ward 



West ward 



Dock ward 



> 



North ward -< 



South ward. -< 



r Cornelius Van Home 
Abraham Lynsen 
Peter Van Brugh 

Livingston 
Charles Crommeline 
David Schuyler 
Theophilus Wood 
James Johnston 
Piere De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Bogert 
Lawrence Roome 
Joseph Devoe 
George Spencer 

^ Isaac De Costar 

^Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Leonard Lispenard 
Daniel Bonnet 
Charles Jandine 
Jacobus Kierstead 
Peter Lesier 
William Lawrence 
Brandt Schuyler 
Abraham De Peyster 
John Wats 
James Napier 
Balthazr De Hart 
Allexander Lindsay 

^Johannes Schenck 
James Livingston 
John Livingston 
Andrew Meyer 
John Clopper 
John Tuder 
John M<^Kenny 

^John Forrest 



Alderman 
Assistant 

vAssessors 

Collector 

> Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 

V Constables 



y 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



309 



Montgomerie 
ward 



[256] 



r 



Out ward 



D? 



Robert Benson 
William De Peyster 
Robert Griffith 
Christian Kartell 
John Gilbert 
Aaron Haring 
William Gould 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Jacob Van Norden 
G>melius Tiebout 
David De Voor Jun^ 
John Van Zandt 
^ David De Voor Jun^ 
^Benjamin Benson 
Peter Waldron 
Resolvert Waldron 
Peter Teach 
Resolvert Waldron 



\ 



\ 



I 
\ 
} 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



for Bowery 
Division 



< 



Assessors 
Collector 



( Constables 



for Harlem 
Division 



J 



His Excellency the Honourable George Clinton Captain Generall 
and Governour in Chief of the province of New York and the Ter- 
ritories thereon Depending in America and Vice Admiral of the Same 
and Admiral of the White Squadron of his Majesties Fleet by and 
with the advice and Consent of his Majesties Councill was pleased 
to appoint the ffoUowing Officers for the City and County of New 
York for the year Ensueing (to witt) Edward Holland Esq'^ to be 
Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Market, John Ayscough Esq^ 
to be high sheriff and Anthony Rutgers Esqf to be Coroner of the 
said City and County for the Year Ensueing 

The Mayor having appointed George Spencer to be high Constable 
who was Chosen one of the Constables of the west ward and orderd 
that there be a New Election of a Constable in his Room by the Alder- 
man of the said Ward & orderd that the Election be on flfryday Next 

Resolved that Isaac De Peyster Esq^ the present Chamberlaine or 
Treasurer of this City be and he is hereby Elected and appointed 
Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation for the year Ensueing 
he Giving Such Security as the Law Directs 

M^ Andrew Ramsay appeared before this Board at the Same time 



3IO MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

M** Henry Lane Merchant attended and Offered to be one of his Se- 
curities and the said Andrew Ramsay produced a Letter under the 
hand of M"" David Provoost Mercht Whereby he oflFer'd to be one 
other of his Securities for performance of the Covenants of his Lease 
which was approved of and orderd Leases be prepared Accordingly 
and that on the said Daniel Blooms making and Executing a surrender 
of his Term and paying the Rent in Arrear the said Leases be Exe- 
cuted to the said Andrew Ramsay he Giving the Security proposed 



[257] City of } «^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York^ Hall of the said City on Monday the fif- 

teenth Day of October (Sunday being the 
fourteenth) Anno Doni 1750 

Present. Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq^ Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Tames Livingston . ^^ .. aii 

T^- T^ T^ . >Esq^r Aldermen 

Fiere De Peyster f 

Cornelius Van Home 

Robert Benson 

Joris Brinkerhoof 

Henry Bogert 

Nicholas Bavard 

Abraham De Peyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt j 



J 



>- Assistants 



This Day M'" Mayor attended by the Recorder aldermen and as- 
sistants High Sheriff Town Clerk the Chamberlain Coroner High Con- 
stable petty Constables 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 the house of the Honourable 
George Clinton Esq^ Captain Generall and Governour in Chief of the 
province of New York and the Territories thereon Depending in 
america Vice admirall of the Same and admirall of the White Squad- 
ron of. his Majesties fleet and there waited on his said Excellency and 
then and there the oaths appointed by act of parliament to be taken in- 
stead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abju- 
ration Oath in the presence and by order of his said Excellency were 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 311 

admiiiistred unto Edward Holland Esqf as Mayor Water Bailiff and 
Clerk of the Market of the City of New York as also of one of his 
Majesties Justices of the peace for the City and County of New York 
and also the Usual oaths of Office of Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk 
of the Market of the City of New York and Justice of the peace in 
the presence of all the Severall members of this Court above men- 
tioned. AND THEREUPON M^ Mayor Acquainted his Excellency the 
Governour that pursuant to the authority to him Granted by his Majes- 
ties Royal Charter he had appointed Brandt Schuyler Esqf one of the 
aldermen of the said City to be Deputy Mayor of this City and Cor- 
poration if his Excellency approved thereof to which his Excellency 
was pleased to answer that the Choice was agreable to him and ap- 
proved thereof that the said Brandt Schuyler should be Deputy Mayor 
of this City of New York accordingly, Whereupon the Mayor At- 
tended as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where after the Ringing 
of three Bells and proclamation, made for Silence the Commission of 
Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Market and the Commission of 
High Sheriff and Coroner were published and then this Court Returned 
to the Common Councill Chamber where the said Edward Holland 
Esq'^ was placed in the Chair and then according to the Directions of 
his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to this Corporation the said Ed- 
ward Holland Esq*" Mayor of this Corporation administred the oaths 
aforesaid to be taken by Act of parliament instead of the oaths of al- 
legiance and Supremacy the Test and abjuration oath [258] And the 
usual oaths for the Due Execution of their Respective Offices unto the 
Respective Officers and Magistrates following 
Brandt Schuyler Esqf Deputy Mayor 
Brandt Schuyler 
Gerrardus Stuy^'esant 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Cornelius Van Home 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 
Abraham De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham Lynsen 
Leonard Lispenard 
John Livingston 
William De Peyster 



Esq*"? Aldermen of the City of New York 
and Justices of the peace for the City 
and County of New York 



< 



>' Assistants of the Citv of New York 



J 



3IO MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

M** Henry Lane Merchant attended and Offered to be one of his Se- 
curities and the said Andrew Ramsay produced a Letter under the 
hand of M"" David Provoost Mercht Whereby he oflFer'd to be one 
other of his Securities for performance of the Covenants of his Lease 
which was approved of and orderd Leases be prepared Accordingly 
and that on the said Daniel Blooms making and Executing a surrender 
of his Term and paying the Rent in Arrear the said Leases be Exe- 
cuted to the said Andrew Ramsay he Giving the Security proposed 



[257] City of ) «^ At a Common Counciil held at the City 

New York I Hall of the said City on Monday the fif- 

teenth Day of October (Sunday being the 
fourteenth) Anno Doni 1750 

Present. Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq'' Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Tames Livingston . „ ... a,. 

!-»• T^ T^ . >Esq^r Aldennen 

Picre De Peyster f ^ 

Cornelius V'^an Hornc 

Robert Benson 

Joris Brinkerlioof 

Henry Bogert 

Nicholas Bayard 

Abraham De Pevstcr 

Nicholas Roosevelt 



J 



>^ Assistants 



This Day M'" Mayor attended by the Recorder aldermen and as- 
sistants High Sheriff Town Clerk the Chamberlain Coroner High Con- 
stable petty Constables 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 the house of the Honourable 
George Clinton Esq^ Captain Generall and Governour in Chief of the 
province of New York and the Territories thereon Depending in 
america Vice admirall of the Same and admirall of the White Squad- 
ron of. his Majesties fleet and there waited on his said Excellency and 
then and there the oaths appointed by act of parliament to be taken in- 
stead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abju- 
ration Oath in the presence and by order of his said Excellency were 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 311 

administred unto Edward Holland Esqf as Mayor Water Bailiff and 
Clerk of the Market of the City of New York as also of one of his 
Majesties Justices of the peace for the City and County of New York 
and also the Usual oaths of Office of Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk 
of the Market of the City of New York and Justice of the peace in 
the presence of all the Severall members of this Court above men- 
tioned. AND THEREUPON M*" Mayor Acquainted his Excellency the 
Governour that pursuant to the authority to him Granted by his Majes- 
ties Royal Charter he had appointed Brandt Schuyler Esqr one of the 
aldermen of the said City to be Deputy Mayor of this City and Cor- 
|K)ration if his Excellency approved thereof to which his Excellency 
was pleased to answer that the Choice was agreable to him and ap- 
proved thereof that the said Brandt Schuyler should be Deputy Mayor 
of this City of New York accordingly. Whereupon the Mayor At- 
tended as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where after the Ringing 
of three Bells and proclamation, made for Silence the Commission of 
Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Market and the Commission of 
High Sheriff and Coroner were published and then this Court Returned 
to the Common Councill Chamber where the said Edward Holland 
Esqf was placed in the Chair and then according to the Directions of 
his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to this Corporation the said Ed- 
ward Holland Esq*" Mayor of this Corporation administred the oaths 
aforesaid to be taken by Act of parliament instead of the oaths of al- 
legiance and Supremacy the Test and abjuration oath [258] And the 
usual oaths for the Due Execution of their Respective Offices unto the 
Respective Officers and Magistrates following 
Brandt Schuyler Esq^ Deputy Mayor 
Brandt Schuyler 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Cornelius Van Home 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Bayard 
Abraham De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham Lynscn 
Leonard Lispenard 
John Livingston 
William Dc Peyster 



Esq*^? Aldermen of the City of New York 
and Justices of the peace for the City 
and County of New York 



>^ Assistants of the Citv of New York 



314 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ment Lately Commenced in the Supreme Court by Elbert Haring^ on 
the Demise of the Mayor Alderman and Commonalty of this City 
against John Turnout Jacob Duyckman Jun'' and others Tenants in 

which Action there was a Judgement had by Default 

[260] Orderd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? (1078) Treasurer of this City to pay to M'' Isaac Stouten- 

burgh or Order the sum of Sixty five pounds fifteen 
Shillings and Eleven pence half penny being the amount of his account 
for fire wood and Candles for the Watch house and Sundrys for the use 
of the poor house as by his account sworn to Including a years Sallary 
Due to him from the first of October 1749 to the first of October Last 
as also the Sum of Twenty one pounds Six Shillings to be by him paid 
to the Sevcrall Constables for their Severall Days and Nights Watches 
from the fifteenth Day of aprill Last to the fifteenth Day of October 
Last 

Orderd that the Clarke prepare a Bond from this Corporation to 
M'' Christopher Banker Merchant and Affix the Seal thereof to the same 
in the penalty of five hundred and Twenty pounds with Condition to 
pay unto him the Sum of Two hundred and Sixty pounds on the fifth 
Day of November 1752 and that the same be signed by M*" Mayor the 
same being for Defraying the Expence of Building a peer at the west 
End of Coenties Dock which already amounts to Two hundred and 
forty Seven pounds Twelve shillings and Seven pence as by the account 
of M*" Anthony Ten Eyck by him Sworn to and allowed and the 
Residue of the Expence thereof to be Delivered in to this Board upon 
Oath 

Orderd that M*" Daniel Bloom be allowed the Sum of Forty pounds 
out of the Rent Due from him to this Corporation, due and ending on 
the Twenty fifth Day of September Last for the fferry belonging to 
this City 

Orderd that M*" John Livingston be one of the Committee for 
building the peer at the End of Coenties Dock in the Room of M'' 
Joris Brinckerhoof 

Orderd that Mess*"? Alderman Schuyler M'' Lynsen and M' Lespin- 
ard or the Major part of them be a Committee for Repairing the Goals 
and City Hall of this City 

Alexander Lindsay Sworn high Constable & Aron Haring Sworn 
a Constable 



"\ 



>v 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 315 

City of ) «^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorki Hall of the said City on Tuesday the Thir- 

teenth Day of November Anno Domini 1750 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq*" Deputy Mayor 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston . Aldermen 

Piere Depeyster f ^ 

Cornelius Van Home J 

Nicholas Bayard 

Abraham De Peyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham Lynsen 

John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

[261] Orderd the Assize of Bread be till further order as follows 
(wheat at 6/ ^ Bushell) as follows to witt 

A White Loaf of the Finest flour to weigh 4«> 2^« f or 8<* 

D? of D? to weigh 2 i for 4 

D? of D? to weigh i for 2 

D9 of D? to weigh 7,^ for i 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarsest Bran only taken out) . 

• u i 2 9 for 4. 

to weigh V 

AND ORDERD that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
than According to the above Assize (hard bisquets Excepted) and that 
all Bakers Do take Notice hereof and Bake their Bread Accordingly 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? ( 1079) Treasurer of this City to pay to Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Esq^ or order one pound Seven Shillings and Six 
pence being so much by him paid to John Montanje for work & Ma- 
terials for hanging up of the fire Buckets in the City Hall as by his 
Receipt for that Sum 

Orderd that Mess'? Alderman Stuyvesandt Alderman Livingston 
M^^ Bayard and M"" Lynsen or any three of them be a Committee to 
Examine what Rents are Due and in Arrear from Marte Van Evere to 
this Corporation by Virtue of any Lease to him made an<l what Land 
of the Corporation he has in his possession and that they Inquire into 
the Matters in Dispute between him and Johaimes Dc Vo<»r and Settle 
the same and make Report of their proceedings to this Board 



3i8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON CX)UNaL 

fifteen Shillings and Nine pence half penny for the Like Sum by him 
paid to Lnke Roome for Repairing the Common Shore at the meal 

market 

Orderd that M^ John Livingston and M^ Leonard Lespinard be 
Joined to the Committee for Building the fFerry house, and that the 
said Committee or the Major part of them have full power to build 
a Linto before the said House in Such manner as to them shall Seem 
most fit and Convenient 

The Report of the Comittee for Surveying the water Lotts be- 
tween Beekmans and Pecks Slip was Read and orderd the Same be 
Referred to the Next Common Councill 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
Nv ( 1084) urer of this City to pay to John Bailey publick Whipper 

or Order five pounds for one Quarter of a years Sallary 
Due the first of December Next 

City of ) ,^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

Twentieth Day of December Anno Domini 
1750 

Present. Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esqf Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Pevster 

Cornelius Van Home 

Robert Benson 

Abraham De Peyster "^ 

Nich? Bavard 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham Lynsen 

John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

William De Peyster 

[264] M*" Mayor Reported to this Board that he had Received from 
one a German the Sum of ffive pounds Current money of this Colony 
the Same being for a fine for Selling Strong Liquors by Retail within 



>"Esq'^ Aldermen 



J 



Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 319 

this City without having a Lycence for so Doing and after he had had 
notice and been Warned not to Do the Same whereupon It is orderd 
that M'' Mayor Do pay unto Johannes Myer the sum of Twenty Shil- 
Hngs part thereof for Giving Information of the Same and that he 
pay the Residue thereof to the Treasurer of this City 

Hayman Levy Merchant admitted and Sworn a freeman of this 
Corporation 

Orderd that Six of the Watchmen be orderd on Munday Night 
next to go their Rounds in this City and so on every Night thereafter 
till the first Day of Aprill next in manner following to witt. Two to 
go out first and one of them to Carry a Bell with him and the other 
his Staff, which bell he shall Ring at the most publick Corner and 
places of the streets of this City and Also Give Notice of the Time of 
Night, and the other four shall set out Soon after the first Two and 
take a DiflFerent Rout and shall all meet together at such places as 
shall be directed by the person who shall have the Care and Charge 
of the watch that night and go out as often as shall be by him Directed 



City of } ^,« At a Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorkl Hall of the said City on Friday the Twenty 

first Day of December Anno Domini 1750 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq"" Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Pevster 

Robert Benson 

Abraham De Peyster ^ 

Nicholas Bayard 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham Lvnsen 

m 

Leonard Lespinard 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? (1085) urer of this City to pay to John Karr Brick layer or 

his Order the sum of fourteen Shillings and for a La- 
bourer which the said Karr hired the sum of Six Shillings Current 
money of this Cotony for work Done by them for this Corporation 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



J 



>> Assistants 



320 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ORDERD the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? (1086) urer of this City to pay to M' Henry Bogert or his 

order the Sum of fifty pounds Current money of this 
Colony it being for materials by him found towards the New flFerr>' 
house 

[265] The Report of the Committee for surveying the Water Lotts 
Contiguous to Pecks slip was Read, in these words Viz! [Report not 
entered.] 

This Board proposed to M*" Benjamin Peck that if he would quit 
Claim to the Street Lying to the South east of his Lott they would 
Grant to him Seventy five foot in breadth Back of his Lott and to 
Extend two hundred foot into the East River which proposal! he Re- 
fused to Comply with 



City of I ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York f Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

sixth Day of flfebruary i75o[-5i] 

Present. Edward Holland Esq'* Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder. 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham Lvnsen 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 

Be it ordained by the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the 
City of New York Convened in Common Councill and it is hereby or- 
dained by the authority of the Same, that all the Laws orders and 
ordinances of this Corporation which on the Twenty Seventh Day of 
January and the first Day of ffebruar>' 1749 were made ordained Re- 
newed Established and Published be Revived and Continued and Re- 
main in full force and Virtue [266] for one year from and after the 
Date hereof Viz* 



>- Esq" Aldermen 



^ 

A 



j^ Assistants 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 321 

A Law for the Due observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion 

A Law to appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better preventing of ffire 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal and flower by Measure and 
for Appointing proper places for the Sale of meal flower Com and 
Grain 

A Law for Regulating Negroes MuUattoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating of Carts and Carr men 

A Law for Regulating the Office of packers and Cullers 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Docks or Slips 
of this City and for preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer in the 
said Dock 

A Law for preserving the Commons and the fish in fresh water 
pond 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
ffunerals 

A Law for paving and Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the City of New York and for preventing Nusances within the 
Same 

A Law in addition to a Law Entituled a Law for paving and Clean- 
ing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of New York and for 
preventing Nusances within the Same 

A Law against firing of Guns or other fire works within the Streets 

A Law prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers (Except such part thereof 
as was Repealed the Twenty Sixth Day of Aprill Last[)l 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law for marking of Butter 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Oiamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 

A Law for the Better Securing of the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gun powder 

A I^w for appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night watch in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what uses the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City 
shall be put unto 

[267] A Law for Regulating the Publick Marketts within the City of 
Vol. V. 



322 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Newyork and for preventing the forestalling of Provisions Coming to 
the said Markets 

A Law to prevent the Selling or Giving of iinripe fruit and Oysters 
within the City of New York 

Orderd that M"^ Recorder Alderman Stuyvesandt, Alderman Liv- 
ingston and M'' Lespinard with as many more of this Board as shall 
please to Attend be a Committee to prepare the Draft of a Law of this 
Corporation for the Regulating of Fences within the City and Countv 
of New York as also a Law for Regulating of Slaughter houses 

Orderd that Bemardus Haring be and he is hereby appointed one 
of the publick Corn Measurers of tliis City he taking the Oaths ap- 
pointed by Law. 



City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New YorkJ Hall of the said City on Tuesday the I2«^ 

Day of February Anno Dom 1751 

Present. Edward Holland Ksq^ Mayor 
Brandt Schuyler Esq'^ D Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder. 
Stephen \'an Cortlandt "^ 

James Lcving^ston _ .,^ 

rj- T^ Ti ^ >Esq'? Aldermen 

riere De Peyster | ^ 

Robert Benson J 

Abraham De Peyster 

William De Peyster 

Nicholas Bavard ^-Assistants 

John Levingston 

Leonard Lispinard 

ORDERD that Alderman Stuyvesandt M^ Deputy Mayor and M' 
Bayard be a Committee to Survey the Lands now in possession of 
Martin Van Evere and that they make report thereof to this Board 
with all Convenient Speed 

ORDERD that Alderman Benson. .Mderinan Cortlandt. M' William 
De Peyster and M' I-espinard or the major part of them be a Com- 
mittee to Receive the proposalls of the Freeholders and proprietors of 
Lands between Roosevelts Slip and Desbrosse's and make Report 
thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



323 



OROERD the Mavor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
[No. 1087] of this City to pay to M*" Henry Bogert or his order the 

Sum [of] Sixty Six pounds Eleven shillings and a half 
penny in full of his Account for Materials found for building the Ferry 
house to the Sixteenth Day of January Last 

ORDERDthat Alderman Stuyvesandt M*" Recorder M' Deputy Mayor, 
Alderman Livingston, M'' Bayard M*^ Lynsen M*" Lespinard and M' 
John Livingston [268] Or the Major part of them be a Committee to 
Run the Lines beb\^een the Lands of this Corporation and of M'' Jacob 
Duyckman in the Bowery Division of the Outward of this City and 
make Report thereof to this Board 

Ordered that Alderman Cortlandt and M'' Lespinard wait upon the 
Executors of John Cruger Esq'' Deceased to require the moneys Re- 
ceived by the said John Cruger in his lifetime, (during the time he was 
Mayor of this City) for the use of this Corporation on the account of 
Lycences and that they also wait upon Stephen Bayard Esq^ to require 
of him the moneys by him Received During his Mayoralty on the ac- 
count of Lycences for the use of this Corporation and that they make 
Report thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board a Draft of the Lease from 
this Corporation to M' Nicholas Ba>'ard for the Slaughter houses which 
was Read and approved of by this board and ordered the same be En- 
grossed and the seal of this City Affixed thereto & Delivered to him 
on his Executing a Counterpart thereof 

Orderd that Alderman Benson, Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Liv- 
ingston M^ William De Peyster M' John Livingston, M'" Abraham De 
Peyster and M^ Lespinard or the Major part of them be a Committee 
to Regulate Queen Street Leading from Alderman Benson's Malthouse 
to Fresh Water and that they make their Rcj)ort thereof to this Board 
with all Convenient Speed 

This Board proposed to M*^ Benjamin Pick that if he would Grant 
and surrender to this Corporation his Right and Title to the Street 
Lying to the South East Side of his Lott thty wou'd Crant to him his 
heirs and assigns forever seventy five foot in breadth Back of his Lott 
and to Extend Two hundred foot into the East River under the vearlv 
Rent of Eighteen pence afoot, and that they would also as a further 
Consideration allow and pay him the sum of Thirty two pounds of 
which proposal he Desired time to Consider of till to Morrow and that 
he would then Acquaint Alderman Benson whether he would Accept 
of the said Proposal or not Whereupon It is ordebd (that in case M^ 



324 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Peck assent to the said proposall) the Deputy Qerk prepare the Draft 
of a Surrender of the said Street from the said Benjamin Pedc to this 
Corporation and also a Grant of the said Water Lett from this Corpor- 
ation to the said Benjamin Peck under the yearly Rent of Eightei-n 

pence a foot 

The Committee appointed the Thirtieth of November Last to Sec 
the Sevcrall Water Lotts fronting to the Lotts between pecks Slip and 
Beekman's Slip Surveyed and Laid out made their Report thereon that 
they were of opinion this Corporation should Grant to the Severall 
Freeholders and proprietors of Lands there Two hundred feet into the 
East River fronting to and the whole breadth of their Severall Lotts 
there under the yearly Rent of Eighteen pence a foot which being as- 
sented to by this Itoard ordkrd the Deputy Clerk prepare Drafts of such 
Grants Accordingly 

[269 1 City of } ^^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j ' ' Hall of the said City on Thursday the Sev- 

enth Day of March Anno Dom 1751 

IVcsent. Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq^ Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Pevster 

Nicholas Bavard 

Abraham Lvnsen i a • . ^ 

T,,. , , r*' ,, > Assistants 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Livingston 

Orderd that the assize of Bread be till further order as follows 
(Wheat at four Shillings and three pence %) Bushell) 

A Wliite Loaf of llie tincst tlnwer to weigh 5^ 

TX* of D? to weigh 2 

D? of D° to weigh i 

D? of D^ to weigh o 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarsest bran onlv taken) - 

outtowdgh : I 3 4 for4 

WD ORDKRD that Xo othcr Bread be Baked within this City but 
according to the above Assize and that all Bakers Do take Notice hereof 
and Bake their Bread accordingly 



Esq" Aldermen 



401 


iorS^ 


10 


for 4 


4/. 


for 2 


10 


for I 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 325 

Orderd tliat Mess*? Alderman Stuyvesandt, Alderman Livingston 
Mf Bayard and M*" Lynsen or any three of them be a Committee to 
Enquire what Rents are Due from the Brickmakcrs for Brick Kilns 
made on the Commons of this City and Demand the Same and that they 
also have power to Treat with and agree for the Leasing of such part 
of the said Commons for the Making of Brick kilns as to them shall 
seem meet for Such Terms and under Such Rents as they Can agree 
for 

The Committee appointed on the Thirteenth Day of November 
Last for auditing the Treasurers accounts made their Report that 
they had Audited his accounts to the fourteenth of October Last and 
that there was then Remaining in his hands Seventy Eight pounds 
Seventeen Shillings and three pence belonging to this Corporation as 
by the accounts Annexed Appears, by which it also appears that there 
are Sundry Outstanding Debts due and Owing to this Corporation 
from the Severall persons therein mentioned Whereupon it is orderd 
that M^ Mayor M*" Deputy Mayor Alderman Stuyvesandt, Alderman 
Livingston, M** Bayard M*" Lynsen M"" Livingston and M*" Roosevelt 
or any five of them be a Committee to Send to Treat with & Settle with 
Such of the said Persons, as they shall think proper and that [270] 
The Chamberlain do Attend the said Committee with the Books and 
Accounts of this Corporation 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
\? (1088) Treasurer of this City to pay to Brandt Schuyler Esq'' 

or order the Sum of Twenty Seven pounds Seven Shillings 
and nine pence half penny in full of his Accoimt of Sundry Disburse- 
ments for Repaires to the City Hall of this City which was allowed 
by this Board 

It being moved to this Board that the Stalls and Standings of the 
Severall Markets of this City be Let to farm to which M^ Mayor Ob- 
jected Declareing he Conceived he had a Rif:ht to the proifits of the 
Severall Markets as Clerk of the Same. VViierelpox the Same was 
Leased by this Board (M*" Mayor Dissenting) to Bartholomew Skaats 
for one year Vizt from the first Day of May Next to the first of May 
1752 for One hundred and Six pounds to be paid Quarterly and that 
the Deputy Clerk prepare Leases accordingly, and at the Same time 
did agree with and Lease unto the said Bartholomew Skaats the Docks 
of this City from the first of May Next to the first of May 1752 for one 
hundred ft Twenty pounds to be paid Quarterly he Giving Security 



326 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

and Covenanting to take Sixty Scow Loads of Mudd and Dirt out of the 
Great Dock and that the Deputy Clerk prepare Leases according^Iy 

Orderd also that the said Barth? Skaats shall from time to time 
have Leave with the Consent and approbation of the Alderman and 
Common Councill Man of each and Every Respective Ward wherein 
[there is | any Damage to the Dock of the City to Repair the same from 
time to time bv and Pursuant to the order and Directions of such Al- 
derman and Common Councill Man and that the Expcnce and Charge 
thereof be paid by this Corporation 

The Petition of Cornelia Rutgers Leonard Lespinard and others 
being again Read praying that this Corporation would Grant them the 
Lands fronting to their Grotmd from high Water to Low Water Mark 
and also the Soil under the water the whole breadth of their Lands 
to Extend from Low Water mark into the East River Two hundred foot 
Whekkupon It is orderd that Aldermen Benson, Brandt Schuyler 
[and] James Livingston [and] Leonard Lespinard and William Dc 
Peyster or the major part of them be a Committee to Examine into the 
Allegations of the said Petition and take to their assistance one of the 
Surveyors of this Citv and Run out the Lotts of the Petitioners and 
hear their proposalls and make Re}X)rt thereof to this Board 

Orderd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 

N.' this City to pay to Johannes Myer Messenger and Door- 

(io8<.)) keeper of the Common Councill or order the sum of Two 

pounds Ten Shillings for one Quarter of a years Sallary Due 

the Twenty Second of fFebruary Last 

|"27il M^ Alderman Cortlandt informed this Board that pursuant to 
an Order of the Twelfth of ffcbruary he together with M^ Lispenard 
had wailed oii Mcss*^ Henry and John Crugcr the Executors of John 
Crujij^cr Esq^ Deceased to Demand the monies due to this Corporation 
for I..\ccnccs Granted by the said John Cruger Esq^ in his life time 
while \'x was Mayor of this City who Returned for answer that they 
were Willinj^ to i)ay to tliis Corporation all Such moneys as were Due 
from llic iaid Jolin Cruger in his Life time and Expected this Corpora- 
tion would p.av unto them all Such monevs as were Due from tliis Cor- 
j)orati()n to the s?aid Jolin Cruger Esq^ in his Life time 

OKDi-.RD that Every Merchant not born in this Citv who shall here- 
after apply for the freedom thereof shall pay the Sum of five pounds 
Current monev of this Colonv for the Same 



OF THK CITY OF NEW YORK 



327 



ity of ) 
^wyork ( 



City 
Newvork 



SS 



Present 



>.Esq'? Aldermen 






y Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the Nine- 
teenth Day of March Anno Dom. 175 1 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq^ Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq' Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Pevster 

Robert Benson 

Abraham De Peyster 

William De Peyster 

Nicholas Bavard 

m 

Nich? Roosevelt 
Abraham Lynsen 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 

Orderd that the assize of Bread be till further orders as follows 
(wheat at 5/ ^ Bushell[)] 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 4*^ 

D? ofD? to weigh 2 

D? of D? to weigh 1 

D? of D? to weigh 

A Whcaten Loaf of the Coarsest Bran only| 

taken out to weigh j 

A Rye Loaf of D? to weigh 2 

AND ORDERD that uo Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
(hard bisquets only Excepted) than according to the above assize and 
that all Bakers take Notice hereof and Bake their Bread accordinglye 

\272\ Orderd that no Top sell or Sea VessoUs whatsoever Do Lay 
along the Peer of the Great Dock between the first of Marcli and the 
first of December every or any year L^nlcss such X'essell shall pay the 
Sum of Ten shillings for every Day they shall Lay there for the use 
of this Corporation 

Orderd the Mavor L<sue his Warrant to the 

m 

X? ( 1090) Treasurer of this City to pay to M' Peter Giraud 
Warrant Issued or his order the Sum of one hundred and Sixty 

pounds Current money of this Colony in full for the 
Last payment for building ft finishing the New flFerry house 



I2»» 


for 8* 


6 


for 4 


2/2 


for 3 


9 


for I 


15 


for 4 


15 


for 4 



328 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Committee appointed to Receive proposalls of the fFreeholders 
& proprietors of the Land between M' Roosevelts Slip and M"" De- 
brosses made their Report in these words to witt City of New York SS 
Wee the Committee appointed on the Twelfth of February Last to Re- 
ceive the proposalls of the Freeholders & proprietors of the Land be- 
tween M' Roosevelts Slip and M' De[s]brosses Do Report that wee 
have in obedience to Said order met them, and they Desire to have their 
Grants on the Same Conditions as M' Barns M^ Latham and M«" Oliver 
De Lancey otherwise to pay one Shilling p^ foot from the Twenty fifth 
of this Instant Robert Benson, Step. V: Cortlandt W? De Peyster 
March ig^\} 1 750/1 whereupon It is orderd that the Consideration 
thereof be Referred to the Next Common Councill 

Orderd that the Committee appointed for building the New fferry 
house has Liberty to Remove the Bam belonging to the ferry house 
so farr to the Eastward as they shall think fit and that they Lengthen 
the Peer Warf or Staires so farr into the River as they shall think 
proper 

The Petition of the Rector and Inhabitants of the City of New 
York in Communion of the Church of England as by Law Established 
preferred to this Corporation praying they would Grant unto them the 
Lands fronting their School house Church yard and Ground from the 
Rear of their Lott into the North River Two hundred feet beyond Low 
water mark and also the Soil under the water the whole brea[d]th of 
their Lott to Extend from Low water mark into the North River Two 
hundred feet (Except Sixty foot of the Ground from high to Low water 
Mark agreed to be Released to M*" Nicholas Roosevelt) Whereupon It 
is ORDERD by this Board and unanimously agreed that a Grant be made 
unto the said Rector and Inhabitants of the City of New York in Com- 
munion of the Church of England, as by Law Established of the Ground 
and Soil under Water of the whole breafd]th of their Ground Two 
hundred foot below Low water mark under the yearly Rent of three- 
pence ^. foot the first payment lo Commence on the Twenty [ ] 
of March 1766 also ordkud that alderman De Peyster M' Deputy Mayor 
Alderman Livingston M^ Roosevelt. M^ John Livingston and M*^ 
Bayard or any five of them bo a Committee to Examine into the Alle- 
gations of the said petition and to take to their assistance one of the 
Surveyors of this City and Run out the Lands of the Petitioners and 
make Report thereof to this Board 



>*Esq'? Aldermea 



>> Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 329 

[273] City of ) ^,^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York J Hall of the City of New York on Fryday 

the Twenty Second Day of March Anno 
Dom 1751 

Present : Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq^ Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Peyster 

Com? Van Home 

Robert Benson 

Abraham De Peyster 

William De Peyster 

Nicholas Bayard 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham Lynsen 

John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

Matthew Welch Marriner is appointed publick Whipper of this 
City in the Room of John Bailey Deceased and orderd to be allowed 
the Sallary of Twenty pounds p*" annum to be paid Quarterly and that 
out of the first Quarters payment there be Deducted and paid to Evert 
Bivanck the Sume of five pounds to witt fifty shillings Each Qfu]arter. 
for a Debt Due from the said Welch to the said Evert Bivanck to 
which he agreed and he being Very poor the Deputy Clerk by order of 
this Board Did Advance unto him the Sum of Ten Shillings 

Mf Benjamin Peck Came in to Common Councill and Acquainted 
this Board that he was willing to Grant and Surrender to this Corpora- 
tion his Right and Title to the Street Lying to the South East Side of 
liis Lott provided they would Grant unto him his heirs and assigns for- 
ever the water Lott fronting his Ground thereof the Breadth of Sev- 
enty five feet and to extend two hundred feet into the East River or 
Harbour under the yearly Rent of Eighteen pence a foot to Commence 
on the Twenty fifth of March 1752 as also on Condition of their pay- 
ing unto him the sum of Thirty Two pounds Ten shillings and permit- 
ting him to put the Beams of his house into the Walls of the fferry 
house which may hereafter be built by this Corporation on their Water 
Lott Next Adjoyning to the Lott of the said Benjamin Peck which this 



330 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Board agreed to and it is thereupon orderd that the Deputy Clarke 
prepare the Drafts of the Deeds to be Executed by the parties Accord- 
inglye 

[274] The Deputy Clerk produced the Severall Grants of the water 
Lotts between Beeknians Slip and Pecks Slip to Mess*^? Cornelius Beek- 
nian George Peterson, Samuel Tingley Charity Montanie, John 
Cannon, Mary Cannon, Robert Livingston, Robert Cronimeline, Corn? 
Van Ranst VVilliam Gilbert, John Bogert Jun^ William Beekman and 
Benjamin Moore, being in all thirteen Grants which w^ere Read and 
approved of by this Board and orderd that he Affix the Seal of this 
Corporation to the said Severall Grants and that M^ Mayor Do Sign 
the Same and that the Deputy Clerk Deliver the Same unto tlie Severall 
Grantees on their Executing Counterparts thereof 

Orderd that the proposalls of the Proprietors of the Lotts bet^veen 
M' Roosevelts and De[s]brosses Slip Reported by the Committee ap- 
pointed for that purpose be referred to the Consideration of the Next 
Common Council! 

The Report of the Committee appointed for Examining into the 
Allegations of the Petition of the Rector and Inhabitants of the City 
of New York in Communion of the Church of England as by Law 
Established Relating to a Grant to be to them made of the Lotts at the 
Rear of their Ground in the west ward of this City did make their 
Report in these words following to witt In obedience to an order of 
Common Councill of the 19*^ of this Instant March, wee Examined into 
the allegations of the Petition of the Rector and Inhabitants of the City 
of New York in Communion of the Church of England as by Law 
Established, and are fully Satisfied of the Truth thereof, and having 
met a Committee of that Corporation wee proposed to them the Re- 
leasing to M*" Nicholas Roosevelt, Eighty five foot of their Ground 
between High and Low water mark (Instead of the Sixty feet by them 
proposed) in order to make the Slip at the End of Thomas Street more 
usefull and Convenient for the Publick, which they Readily Agreed to, 
in Confidence that this board will at their Expence make an Ell at 
the end of that Slip which v/ee humbly Conceive ou[gh]t to be done 
whenever the said Slip is Carried out and wee Do further Report that 
wee are of opinion, that A Grant be made from this Corporation to the 
said Rector and Inhabitants and their Successors forever of all the 
Soil and water Lotts from the Rear of their Land the whole breadth 
thereof (Except the Eighty five foot), two hundred feet beyond Low 
water Mark into the North River upon the Rent agreed to by this 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 331 

Board, and that in the said Grant the said Rector and Inhabitants Cove- 
nant to Leave a Street along high water mark of fforty feet. wide and. 
also at the Distance of one hundred and thirty feet from the said Street 
at High water mark (at which Distance Low Water mark is Deemed) 
another Street be Left of Forty, feet wide Parralell to the said Street at 
High water mark, and that at the Extent of the Two hundred feet 
beyond Low water mark another Street of forty feet wide be Left 
parrallel to the Streets aforesaid to be taken out of the said Two hun- 
dred feet according to a Draft or plan made by M^ ffrancis Marschalk 
all which is humbly Submitted by Piere De Peyster Brandt Schuyler 
James Livingston Nicholas Bayard Nicholas Roosevelt 
New York March 20^^ 1 750/1 

[275] Which Report was approved of and Consented to by this Board 
and ORDERD that the Deputy Clerk prepare a Draft of a Deed from this 
Corporation to the said Rector and Inhabitants of the City of New 
York in Communion of the Church of England as by I-aw Established 
of the said Lotts and produce the Same at the next Common Councill 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? (1091) Treasurer of this City to pay unto Rachell Bailey 

Warrant Issued, widdow of John Bailey the Late publick whipper of 

this City Deceased and to Christopher Creith each 
ihe sum of Twenty five shillings being so much Remaining Due to the 
said John Bailey in his Life time for his Services as publick whipper 
aforesaid 

Augustus Van Cortlandt of the City of New York Gent, was 
Sworn a freeman of this Corporation and orderd to be Registred. and 
then the said Augustus Van Cortlandt did produce to this Board a 
Deputation from John Chambers Esq*^ Common Clerk of this City Re- 
citing that he heretofore had appointed M^ Abraham Lodge one of his 
Deputys for Executing the office and place of Common Clerk of the 
City of New York, who being often Indisposed and not able to Give 
Constant attendance upon the Duties thereof, he had therefore for the 
better and more Certain performance of the Scverall Duties of the 
said Office also appointed the said Augustus Van Cortlandt an Inhab- 
itant and freeholder of and in the said City to be one of his Deputys 
together with him the said Abraham Lodge or in his absence to Doc 
and Execute all things appertaining to the office of Common Qerk of 
the said City which was allowed and approved of by this Board and 
the said Augustus Van Cortlandt thereupon took the Oath for the 
Due Execution of the said Office 



332 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) 



New York] 



SS 



>-Esq't AldermeM 



^ 



>* Assistants 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Fryday the Twelfth 
Day of Aprill Anno Domini 175 1 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Corn? Van Home 
Robert Benson 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham Lvnsen 
John Livingston 

[276J Ordered that the assize of bread be till further orders as follows 
(wheat at four Shillings & six pence p*" Bushell) 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 5*** 

•D? of D? to weigh 2 

D? of D? to weigh : I 

D? of D? to weigh 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarsest Bran onlv taken out) 

to weigh {^ 

A Rye Loaf of D? to weigh 3 

And ordered that no other bread be made for Sale within this [City] 
(hard Bisquets only Excepted) than according to the above assize and 
that all Bakers take Notice hereof and Bake their Bread accordingly 

Ordkr'd the Deputy Clerk pay to M*^ David M*^Kindliss or his order 
the Sinn of one pound Seventeen Shillings and a half penny or such 
Sum as he shall swear to be Due for |and] meet &c? for Matthew 
Welch Publick Wfhlipper of the City 

( )rder'd the Keeper of the Poorhouse Receive Matthew Welch his 
wife and Child into the said Pc^^rhouse to be there provided for untill 
further orders 

r)Ri)KRn the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

\Varrant Issued Treasurer of this City to i)ay to M^ Joris Brinkerhoof 

N? (1092) or his order the sum of Sixty Two pounds fifteen 

Shillings and Seven pence in full of his Account for 
providing Nails &c? for the fferry house, Coenties Market, Alms house, 
and Citv Hall which was Sworn to and allowed bv this Board 



2<« 


:for»* 


9 


: for 4 


4 


: for 2 


954 


: for I 


3 


: for 4 


3 


: for 4 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 333 

Mess*^! Christopher Banker and Elbert Haring who were appointed 
to appraize the Lands belonging to this Corporation which is in the 
Possession of M^ Oliver De Lancey Reported that they had Viewed and 
Considered the Same, and were of opinion that the said Oliver De 
Lancey Do pay for the same three pounds p*" Acre for so much of their 
Lands as he has in his Possession as by their Report Signed and Sworn 
to the Twenty Ninth Day of March Last past appears. Whereupon It 
is ORDERD that the Deputy Clerk prepare the Draft of a Deed to the said 
Oliver De Lancey from this Corporation and produce the Same to the 
next Common Councill 

City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York\ Hall of the said City on Fryday the 26*1* 

Day of Aprill Anno Domini 1751 

Present. Edward Holland Esq'^ Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq I>eputy Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuj-vesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston . _ . , , 

xi- r\ n ^ >Esq^ Aldermen 

Piere De Pevster ( ^ 

Com? Van Home 

Rob* Benson 

Abraham De Peyster 

Nich? Bayard 

W*P Depeyster 

Nich? Roosevelt 

Abraham L>'nsen 

John Livingston 

[277] Orderd that the Sum of Thirty Nine pounds Eleven Shillings 
and three pence Current money of this Colony be allowed to the Exeai- 
tors or administrators of Daniel Bloom Deceased, the former Lessee 
of the flFerry in Discount and in part of what he Owed to this Corpora- 
tion for the arrears of Rent the same being for Sundrys by him 
advanced for the use of this Corporation as by his Account by him 
Sworn to in his Life time which was allowed by this Board 

Order'd that the Committee who were appointed to wait on the 
Executors of the Late John Cruger Esq*^ also Late Mayor of this City 
to Demand of them the Monies Due from them to this Corporation for 



>" Assistants 



334 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Granting of Lycences &c* and Desire them to Draw out and Deliver to 
them the accounts of their Severall Demands against this Corporation 

order'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? urer of this City to pay to John Low Esq^ [or] order 

( 1093) the Sum of Eighty Seven pounds Current money of this 

Warr! Issued. Colony together with Interest for the Same from the 

Date hereof till paid being the Ballance of his Account 
and Demands against this Corporation for Timber &c? found and pro- 
vided for building the New fferry house 

ORDERD that the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer of this City to pay to James Livingston Esq^ or order 

( 1094) the Sum of four pounds in full of his account for so much by 
him paid for Cleansing the Slip 

order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Isaac Stoutcn- 

(1095) burgh or order the sum of Twenty one pounds 

Warrant Issued. Current money of this Colony being in full for the 

Constables Night and Day Watches from the 15*!? 
of October Last to the 1 5*^ of this Instant Aprill 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? (1096) Treasur[er] of this City to pay to M^ Peter Giraud 

Warrant Issued, or his order the sum of Forty one pounds Eighteen 

Shillings and Six pence Current money of this Col- 
ony in full of his account for work Done &c? and finishing the fferry 
house of this City. Twenty Two pounds part of the said Sum being 
an Allowance made to him by John Low Esq^ for his Loss of Time 

ORDERD the Mavor Issue his W^arrant to the 

N° (1097) Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Daniel Giraud 

Warrant Issued, or order the Sum of Seventy pounds Current money 

of this Colonv in full of his account for Masons work 
Done to the fferry house of this City 

ORDKHD that the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 1098 Treasurer of this City to pay to Mr Henry Bogert or 

Warrant Issued, order the sum of one hundred pounds Current money 

of this Colony to be by him paid for materials pur- 
chased for the building the New fferry house at Brookland 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



335 



Orderd that all and Every the Tanners of this City Do fence Round 
the Severall Tan Pitts and ffatts at the North Side of the ffresh Water 
in Such Manner as the alderman and assistant of the outward shall 
order & Direct 



f 278J City of ^ «^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorkt Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

Twenty first Day of May Anno Domini 

175 1 

Present. Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq"" Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Peyster 

Cornelius Van Home 

Robert Benson 

Nicholas Bayard 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham Lynsen 

William De Peyster 

John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 



^ Esq^? Aldermen 






> Assistants 



Order'd that Alderman Van Home, Alclermaii Livingston, and Al- 
derman Cortlandt Mess*"! Lynsen, Lespinard and Livingston or the 
Major part of them be a Committee to View and Examine the Common 
Sewer at the End of the ffly market and advise and Consult what will 
be the Expence of making and Laying out a Good and Sufficient Drain 
to Carry off the filth and Mud from thence into the East River and 
make Report thereof to this Board 

ORDERD the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 

N? this City to pay to Peter Bogert or his order the sum of Forty 

(1099) Two pounds Nineteen Shillings and Seven pence farthing 

Current money of this Colony for Sundry Smiths Work by 

him done for the use of the fferry house, as by his account Sworn to by 

him and allowed by this Board 



336 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ORDERD the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? urer of this City to pay to M*" Abraham Van Wyck or 

(iioo) his order the sum of Eight pounds Nine Shillings and 

Warr^ Issued. Six pence Current money of this Colony for Sundrys 

by him disbursed for Repair of the ffly market as by his 
Account by him Sworn to and allowed by this Board 

ORDERD the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

Xv urcT of this City to pay to M' James Mills or order the 

(1 loi ) Sum of Thirty pounds Sixteen Shillings and Six pence 

Warr* Issued. Current money of this Colony in full of his account for 

Victualling Sundry prisoners and fire wood found and 
provided for them in the Goal of this City as by his Account by him 
Sworn to and Allowed by this Board 

The Petition of Charles Jandine and others praying a Grant of the 
water Lotts fronting to hunters Key opposite to their Lotts was this 
Day Read as also the Remonstrance of John Walter and others against 
th(* Granting the prayer of the said Petition Whereupon It is orderd 
by this Board that the Petitioners and Remonstrants be heard by them- 
selves (>r their Councill on the Subject matters thereof on Monday the 
Third Day of June Next and that they be Served with a Copy of this 
order and have Coi)y of said Petition and Remonstrance if Required 
they payine for the Same 

[279] Michael Sickles Cooper Samuel Lane Cordwainer, Stephen Car- 
penter yeoman and Charles Sickles Cordwainer admitted and Sworn 
freemen of this Cor])oration 

( ^RDKu'r) the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
Xv urer (^f this City to pay to John Myer Messenjjcr 

( IT02) an;l Doorkeeper to this Board or his order the sum of 

Warr*. Issued. Two pounds Ten Shillinj^s Current money of this Col- 
ony for one Quarter of a Years Sallary Due on the 
Morrow beini^^ the Twenty Second Instant 

The Draft and Survey of the Severall Water Lotts from Jacobus 
Roosevelts to M^ De[s Jhrosscs Lotts in Montp^omerie Ward of this City 
was I^id before this Board in order for their Approbation thereof and 
ordering Grants of the water Lotts to the Severall proprietors of the 
I^tls there, and it was thereupon agreed to by this Board that the 
Corner Water Lott fronting M^ Roosevelts Lott into the East River 



^P OF Till; CITY OF NEW YORK 337 

be Granted unto him under the yearly Rent of Eighteen pence a foot 
the whole breadth of his Lolt two hundred foot into the East River and 
that the Rent Commence, and be made payable on the Twenty fifth 
Day of March Next and that the adjacent Ixtis from the Eastermost 
end of jacobus Roosevehs Lotts to the Southwest Side of the old 
Slaughter House (Except those faccing to the Lolts of Jonas Wright 
the Widdow Bratt and John Thurman) be Granted to the Severall pro- 
prietors of said Lotts under the Rent aforesaid and that the first pay- 
ment Do Commence and be made payable on the 25'!" of March 1757 
and thai thi- Lotis of Latham and the others as far as and Including 
De[s Ibrosscs be also Granted to them at the Rent aforesaid and that the 
same l)e made to Commence on the 25'^ of March 1759 and orderd 
that the Deputy Clerk Do prepare Grants thereof accordingly and for- 
asmuch as there is Some Dispute Concerning the Extent of the breadth 
of the Lolts of Jonas Wright the widdow Bratt and John Furman. 
(iBDERn that the Consideration be Referred to the Next Common Coun- 
cill, and that the Deputy Oerke inspect the Records of the Lands tlicy 
hold there and Transcribe the Bounds tliercof to be Examined by this 
Board 

The Deputy Gcrk produced to this Board the Draft of a Deed from 
this Corporation to M"" Oliver De Lanccy for a slip of Ground ad- 
joining to his Land at Bloomendall which was read and approve<l of 
and ORDBRO to be Engrossed and the seal of this City put thereto and 
that M' Mayor Sipn the same 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board tlie Draft of a Deed from 
this Corporation to the Rector and Inhabitants of the City of New 
York in Communion of the Church of England as by Law Established 
(or the water Lotts fronting their Ground in the westward of this City, 
and the survey of the said L^nd being also I^id before this ftoard 
whereby il Did Appear that the Churches Ground was Broader than 
by their Petition it was said to be and they being willing and Desirous 
to have a Grant of the water Lotts (280] Of the whole Breadth of 
their Ground which this Board being willing to Grant unio them ac- 
cordingly and the Draft of the said Grant being then & there Read wu 
approved of and orderd the Same be Engrossed ami that the seal of 
thia Corporation be Affixed to one part thereof and Signed by M' 
Ma>-or and Delivered to the Rector and Oiurch Wardens of Trinity 
Church ol the Gty of New York on their Executing a Cmtnterpart 
thereof to the use of ihU Corporation 

Vol. V.—ti 



338 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Grant and 
Release from M^ Benjamin Peck to this G)rporation of a peer or 
Wharf by him made on the North East Side of his Lotts in Mont- 
gomerie ward which was read and approved of by this Board and or- 
DERD the same be Engrossed in one of the Books of the City Grants 
belonging to this Corporation 



>- Esq"? Aldermen 



City of ^ ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j ' ^ Hall of the said City on Monday the Third 

day of June Anno Dom. 1751 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esq^ Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq"" Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Peyster 

Cornelius Van Home 

Robert Benson 

Abraham De Peyster ^ 

William De Peyster I 

Nicholas Roosevelt > Assistants 

Abraham Lynsen 

John Livingston 

Ordered that the Deputy Clerk Do pay to M' John De Lamontaine 
the Sum of Eleven Shillings for his Trouble and Expences in Carrying 
a Doctor on Board the Brig Sarah Commanded by Cap? Robert Leon- 
ard then Laying Quarantine at Bedlows Island which Lately Arrived 
from S* Kitts and had the Small pox on Board of her 

ORDERi) the Mayor Lssue his warrant to the Trcas- 

N? urer of this City to pay to Brandt Schuyler Esq^ the 

(1103) Sum of Sixteen pounds Eight Shillings and four pence 

Warrl Issued half penny for so much money by him paid for work 

Done to the Citv Hall of this Citv 

ORDERD that Francis Boorce be and he is hereby Appointed fireman 
of the North Ward in the Room of James Powelse who is Lately 
moved out of the said Ward 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

(2J*il The Petition of Charles Jandinc and others was again Read 
pra>-ing a Grant of the Water Lolls fronting to Hunters Key opposite 
to their Lolts, as also the Remonstrance against the said Petition a 
thereupon M' Murray and M' Smith of Councill for the Petitiong 
moved that the prayer thereof be Granted, which was Opposed by I 
Nicoll of Councill for the Remonstrants for this Reason that the Cot 
cill for the Remonstrants had not Suffecient time to Consider and 
arguf the matters of said Petition and Remonstrance and therefore 
prayed a furtlier Time to be allowed for the Same, whereupon it i 
agreed to by this Board that the hearing of tlic Same be RefcrredJf 
the Twenty fifth Day of July next and that the parties then att« 
without further Notice 



ipositc 

n 3J1^^ 

ion^^H 

CoS 
T and 
rcfore 
I it i^^ 

1 



It is agreed to by this Board tliat if the Executors adniinistral 
or the Securities of Daniel Bloom Late Lessee of the fFcrry of 
City Deceased Do pay the Sum of fifty pounds to the Chamberlain of 
this City that the Same he accepted in full of all arrears of Rent, which 
were Due and owing to this Corporation from the said Daniel Bloom 
in his Life time and at the Time of his Decease, and ORorjto that the 
Chamberlain make a Demand of the Same and upon Receipt thereof 
to Give a Discharge to them Accordingly 






The Deputy Qerk produced to this Board tlic Engrossed 
from this Corporation to the Rector and Inhabitants of the City 
New York in Communion of the Church of England as by Law Es- 
tablished which was read and approved of by this Board and uro&bo 
that the Seal of tliis City be affixed thereto and ^hat the same 
Signed by M' Mayor and DeHvcred to the Rector and Church VVai 
of the City of New York on their Executing a Counterpart then 
the use of this Corporation 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of s Lease fi 
this Corporation to Martin Van Evere and Judith his wife which i 
Read and approved of and okijebd the same be Engrossed 3n<l 1 
seal of this City be affixed thereto, and Signed by M' Mayor and | 
livered to the Katd Martin Van Evere on his and his wife* Fxecti 
a Counterpart thereof to the use of this Corporation 

OKoexD that Alderman Stu>-vesandl be and he In hereby appt 
one of the Committee It^ether with tlie Gentlemen before appointed 
to Carry on the Suit between this Corporation and the Inhabitant* 



340 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



of Harlem and that any two of them bo Empowered to Carry on the 
Same 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Engrossed Lease 
from this Corporation to Bartholomew Skaats of the stalls and 
Standings of this City from the first of May instant to the first of 
May Next which was Read and orderd (M*" Mayor Dissenting there- 
to) that the seal of this City be affixed thereto and the same be Deliv- 
ered to the said Bartholomew Skaats on his Executing a Counterpart 
thereof and Entring into Bond with Security for performance of the 
Covenants therein Contained and at the same time he produced the 
Engrossed Lease from this Corporation to the said Bartholomew 
[282J Skaats, for the Docks and Slips of the said City for the Term 
aforesaid which was also Read and approved of and orderd the seal of 
this City be affixed thereto and that the Same be Delivered unto the 
said Bartholomew Skaats on his Executing a Counterpart thereof and 
Giving bond with Security for performance of the Covenants therein 
Contained 



City of I gg 
New York( 



\ 



Present. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Fryday the Twenty 
Eighth Day of June Anno Dom 175 1 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Brandt Schuyler Esq^ Deputy Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuvvesandt 



Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham Lvnscn 
Leonard Lespinard 



Esq'? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



Orderd that so much of an order (made the Sixteenth of August 
Last past appointing a Committee for ordering the R^fulating and 
Laying out and paving Beekmans Street and the Streets Contiguous 
thereto in Montgomerie Ward of this City) as Relates to Beekmans 
Street be Revoked and ordkro that Alderman Benson M*" Roosevelt M^ 
William De Peyster and M' Lespinard or any three of them be a Com- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 341 

mittee for the Viewing Laying out and paveing the said Beekmans 
Street and that they or any three of them make Report thereof to this 
Board with all Convenient Speed 

ORDERD that M' Recorder Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
this City to pay to Mathew Welch publick whipper of this City or 
order five pounds for one Quarters Sallary Due the Twenty Second of 
June Instant 

OROERD that John Daley Jun'^ be and is hereby appointed one of the 
firemen of Montgomerie ward in the Room of his father and William 
Hardenbrook in the Room of Adolph Brass Late fireman in Mont- 
gomerie ward of this City 



City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York I Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

Twenty Sixth Day of July Anno Dom. 1751 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq' Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Pevster 
Robert Benson 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Abraham Lvnsen 



>-Esq*? Aldermen 



< 



>- Assistants 



[283) Orderd that the assize of Bread be till further orders as follows 
(Wheat at five Shillings p^ Bushell). Vizi 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 4*^ : I2*>' : for 8** 

D? of D? to weigh 2 : 6 : for 4 

D? of D? to weigh I : 2 : for 2 

D? of D? to weigh 9 : for i 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarsest Bran only taken out) 

toweigh.. } ' ='S :for4 

A Rye Loaf of D? to weigh 2 : 15 : for 4 

AND ORDERD that no Other Bread be made for sale within this Cit>' 



342 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



(hard Bisquets only Excepted) than according to the above assize and 
that all Bakers take Notice hereof and Bake their Bread according^ly 

ORDERD that the Deputy Clerk prepare a Bond from this Corpora- 
tion to M^ Peter Vallete Merchant and affix the seal thereof to the same 
in the penalty of T\yelve hundred pounds Current money of New York 
with Condition to pay unto him the sum of Six hundred pounds Like 
money on the Twenty Sixth Day of July, 1753 at Six p^ Cent p^ annum 
and that the same be Signed by M' Mayor and Counter Signed by 
the Deputy Clerk the same being for Defraying the Expence of 
Compleating a Peer at the west End of Coenties Dock 

M^ Nicoll of Councill for the Remonstrants against the Petition of 
Charles Jandinc and others and M*" Smith and M' Murray of G>uncill 
for the Petitioners Came before this Board where the said Petition 
& Remonstrance as also his Late Majesties King George the first's 
Letter pattent to John IMieobalds and others were Read and then M' 
Nicoll in behalf of the Remonstrants and M^ Smith and M'' Murray 
in behalf of the Petitioners Severally argued on the Subject matters 
Contained in said Remonstrance and Petition which were taken into 
Consideration by this Board and after Some Debate thereon It is 
OROEim that the Consideration thereof be Referred till the Next Com- 
mon Councill 



Citv of } gj. 
New York \ " " 



Present. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the Thir- 
teenth Day of August Anno Domini 175 1 

Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Pi ere De Pevster 

Corn? \'an Home 

Robt Benson 

Xich? Bavard 

Abraham Lvnsen 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Livingston 

Nich? Roosevelt 

William De Pcystcr 



>-Esq'? Aldermeft 



r Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



34 J 



[284) M» l^wreiice \.t Tellit-r Iwing proposed and Recommended 10 lliis 
Ltoard as a person well Qualified (or the Office of one of the Survcyois 
of this City in the Room of Brandt Schuyler Estj^ who has Declined the 
said Offke. Okderd that the said I-awrcnce Le Tcllier be and he is 
hereby appointed one of the Surveyors of the said City Accordingly 
on his Taking the usual oaths for the Due Execution of the said Office 

The Subject matters Contained in the Petition of Charles Jandinc ' 
and others for a Grant of the Severall Water Lotts fronting the Lotts 
cif the Petitioners on die l^st River and the Renioiist ranee of John 
M'Evers and others against Granting the said Petition were again 
taken into Consideration by this Board whereupon It is Considered 
that the further Consideration thereof be Dcfferrcd till next Spring 

<->RDeKD that .Mdcniian Cortlandt AMcnnan Ui-iison. M' Lespinard 
and M' William Dc Pc>-stcr. or any three of them with as many more of 
this Corporation as shall please to attend be a Committee to \'iew Regu- 
late Lay out and pave all the Streets in tlic North ward of the said City 
and also all and Evcr>' the Streets in Montgonicrie Ward of the said 
City, and that they make Report thereof to this Hoard with all Con- 
venient Speed 

The Petitios of M» Nicliolas Roosevelt praying a Grant of a 
Water I^lt fronting a Lott of Sixt>' feet of Ground purchased by him 
from tlic Rector and Inhabitants of the City of New York In Commu- 
nion of the Church of England as by Law Established to Extend from 
Low water mark into tlie Morth River Two hundred feet was Read 
Whereupon It is OKUt:KD that Alderman De Peyslcr Alderman Cortlandt 
ft M' Lespinard be a Committee to Examine into the allegations of the 
said Petition and make Report thereof to this Hoard with all Con- 
venient Speed 

ciKDKRP the ma\or Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
M? urer of this City to pay nnto M' Johannes Myer Mcs- 

(1104) tengcr and Door Keeper to this Board or his order I 

the Sum of Two poimds Ten Shillings being fi>r one 
Quarters Saltary Dne and Ending on the Twelfth InManI 

The Committee appointed to Examine and View the Common 
Sewer at the End of the fily market of this Gty Did make their Re- 
port thereon which was Read in these words following City of New 



344 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



York ss : Wee the Committee appointed by order of Common Council] 
of the said City to View and Examine the Common Sewer at the End 
of the ffly market Do Report that in pursuance thereof wee have 
Viewed and Examined the same and Do find that the Laying* a Drain 
under Ground to Carr>' of the filth mud and Dirt Will be attendee! 
with so Great an Expence as Neither the Neighbourhood or the Corpor- 
ation of this City would Consent to allow for that purpose and there- 
fore are of oppinion and think it most advisable that in order to prevent 
the same from being a Nuisance there by Dug out of the said Slip so 
much of the Dirt and Ground as to Leave therein Twelve Inches at 
Low water which Will Keep the same sweet & prevent its being a 
Nuisance and which is also Conceived by the Neighbourhood to be 
the most Easy and Effectuall Method, and forasmuch as the Doing 
thereof will be an annuall Charge & as all other Common Sewers & 
warfs of this City are maintained & Repaired & Cleansed at the publick 
Charge of this City, they the Neighbourhood have proposed to the 
Committee to pay into the hands of the Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this City the sum of Sixty pounds Current money of this Colony to be 
Expended for that purpose as far as the same will Extend provided 
the Corporation Will at their own Expence advance such further Sum 
as Will be Necessary to keep the same Clean and shall and Will at 
their Own Expence Keep the same in Repair and from being a Nui- 
sance for the future all which is humbly Submitted by 

Cor? V Home H : Lynsen 

Steph V : Cortlandt Jn9 Livingston 

James Livingston Leonard Lespinard 

[285] The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Drafts of the 
Grants of Water r^)tts fronting the Lotts of Ground between Jacobus 
Roosevelts and De[s]brosses Lotts (Excepting those faceing the Lotts 
of Jonas Wright the widow Bradt and John Thurman) to the Several! 
proprietors thereof which were read and approved of by this Board 
and ORDERD the Deputy Clerk Engrose the Same and Affix the seal 
of this Corporation thereto and that M*" Mayor Do Sign the said Grants 
and that they then be Delivered to the Several 1 proprietors on their 
Exociitinj)^ Counter])nrts tlicrcof to this Corporation 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Aesistants 



City of I „„ At a Common Councill held at tbc ( 

New York( Hall of the said Cily on Fryday the Twenty 

third Day of August Aaao Domiiii 1751 

Present. Edward Holland Esq' Mayor 

Stephen \'an Corllanril '\ 

James LivinL;ston „ „ ... 

r,. r. I . ^ ii^tin Aldermen 

Piere Dc iV-yster [ ' 

Robert Benson ] 

William De Feyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham Lynsen 

John Livit^ston 

ORDERO that tilt; managers for building the Pier at Coeniies Dock 

Do take up the Two small Piers at each side of CocntJcs Dock and 

Remove and take away the same they proveing very Inconvenient 

Dangerous lo the Market house there, in Case any Vesselts faslned 

the said Piers sho'd Slip or Brake tlieir fast and that they Empli 

Stuff and materials thereof in building the \cw Peer 

ORDERD that the Committee appointed lo build the fFcrry house 

this Corporation be cnipowcr'd to have t\,-o New Win<Iows in 

Kitchen of said house and to have the bam Removed to the Eastennost 

pan of the Corporation Ground there as also for Sinking a Cistrcn and 

bnilding a Shed in Snch manner as they shall think most Convenient 

omitRD that the Mayor Issue his Warrant lo 

N? Treasurer of this City lo pay to Robert Benson Ei 

(1105) or order the Sum of ffourteen pounds twelve Shilli 

Current rnone> of this Colony being so much money 

by him Di£bu[rjsed to Abraham Mills for horse hire and their Trouble 

and Expences in pursuing & apprehending the Criminals who Lately 

Counterfeited the bills of Credit of this Colony. 

Oroerd that M' Ixidge be and he is hereby appointed Councill 

this Corporation together with Joseph Murray Esq' in Support of 

Title of their t^nds against the Claim of the Inhabitantit of the T01 

of Harlem 

[a861 Andrew Ranisay tlie lessee of the ferry of this Corporati 

produced to this Itoard an account of Sundry Expences Charged to M' 

Henry Bogert Amounting to Nine pounds and Seven pence ordbro 

that so Soon as he shall have made oath to tbc Truth of said acci 

liefore one of the Magistrates of this City, that the Same he DiMOtml 

and Allowed lo him in his Next payment. 



Kg* I 

ncy 1 

ibic i 

m 

tiot^^^n 



346 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orduird that M*" Oliver De Lancey have Leave to Lay out a Road 
all round Inclamen Bergh of Such Breadth as the Committee herein- 
after mentioned shall agree to and Direct for the Conveniency of 
Riding Round the same and ordered that Alderman Stuyvesandt 
Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Livingston M^ Bayard M' Lynsen and 
M"" John Livingston or the major part of them present be a Committee 
for ordering the Same and with as many more of this Corporation as 
shall think fit to attend the same and that they take to their Assistance 
one of the Surveyors of this City 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
[No. I io6] of this City to pay to M' Isaac Stoutenburgh or his order 

the sum of Twelve pounds Current money of this Colony 
to be by him Laid out for firewood for the use of the Watch house and 
Court Room of this Corporation 



City of I cq At a Common Council! held at the City 

New York V Hall of the said City on Monday the 

Thirtieth Day of September (Sunday being 
the Twenty Ninth the feast of St Michael 
the arch Angle) Anno Domini 1751 

Present Edward Holland Esq' Mayor 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Cornelius Van Home 
Robert Benson 



>^Esq*? Aldermeft 



>^ Assistants 



Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham Lynsen 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 

Conformable to his majesties Royall Charter Granted to the Mayor 
aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Electing this 
Day one alderman one assistant, Two assessors, one Collector, and 
Two Constables in the Six wards on the south side of fresh water and 
one alderman one assistant four assessors, Two Collectors and four 
Constables for the outward of the said City to Serve in the Respective 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



347 



offices for the year Ensueing the Respective aldermen of Eacii Re- 
spective ward made Return this Day into the office of Town Clerk 
under their hands for the severall persons Elected to Scnrc in the 
Severall offices aforesaid Vizi 



[287] 



East ward 



West ward 



r Cornelius Van Home 
Esqr 
Peter Clopper 
Qiarles Crommeline 
^ William Ludlow 
David Schuyler 
William Flannigan 
Jacob RodoricoDeriveroC 
^ Piere De Peystcr Esq'^ Alderman 



Alderman 
assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 

> Constables 



Vv 



North ward m 



South ward ^ 



Dock ward -< 



Nicholas Roosevelt 
Lawrence Romer 
Thomas Ludlow 
Joseph Devoe 
John Lary 
Moses Benj? Franks 
' Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Esq^ 
Leonard Lispinard 
Charles Jandine 
Thomas Vater 
Jacobus Kierstead 
Daniel Stiles 
Judah Mears 
'Brandt Schuyler Esq*" 
Abraham De Pevster 

m 

John Clopper 
Abraham Bokee 
Balthazar De Hart 
Joseph Webb 
Ephraim Lockwood 
James Livingston Esq*" 
John Livingston 
Alexander Phoenix 
Gerrardus Duyking 
James Creighton 
John George Code 
Edward Graham 



Assistant 
( Assessors 

Collector 
( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

(•Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



I 

s 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



348 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Montgomeric 
ward 



> 



Outward 



[288] 



Outward 



'^Robert Benson Esq'^ 

William De Peyster 

John Cannon 

Adolph Brass 

John Gilbert 

John Aspinwall 

Roger Pell 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Esqr 

Nicholas Bayard 

Cornelius Tiebout 

Jelles Mandaville 

William Richardson 

Jacob Anderson 

William Richardson 

Adolph Benson 

Peter Waldron 

John Myer 

Aron Myer 
^John Myer 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 

V Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 
Collector 



for Bowery 
Division 






> 



1 
S 



Constables 



for Harlem 
Division 



J 



His Excellency the Honourable George Clinton Captain General! 
and Governour in Chief of the province of New York and the Terri- 
tories thereon Depending in America and Vice Admirall of the Same 
and Admirall of the White Squadron of his Majesties fleet by and with 
the advice and Consent of his Majesties Councill was pleased to ap- 
point the following Officers for the City and County of New York for 
the year Ensueing (to witl) Edward Holland Esq'' to be Mayor Water 
Bailiff and Clerk of the Market, John Ayscough Esq'' to be high Sheriff 
and Anthony Rutgers Esq'" to be Coroner of the said City and County 
for the year Ensueing 

Resolved (Ncmine Contra Dicente) that Isaac De Peyster Esq^ 
the Present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City be and is hereby 
Elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing he Giving Such Security as the Law Directs 

ORDERD that the Alderman of the North Ward Cause a New Elec- 
tion of Constable for Ihc said Ward in the Room of Judah Mears who 
was Chosen one of the Constables for the said North Ward and has 
Served in that office within Ten years past and that the Election be on 
Wednesday Next at Ten oClock in the morning 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 349 

The Mayor having appointed Ephraim Lockwood to be high Con- 
stable who was Chosen one of the Constables of the Southward and 
ORDERD tliat there be a New Election of a Constable, in his Room 
by the Alderman of the said Ward and orderd that the Election be on 
Wednesday Next at Ten oClock in the morning 

ORDERD that the Alderman of the North Ward cause a New Elec- 
tion of Constable in the Room of Daniel Stiles who is Neither a 
(freeman nor ffrecholder of this City and that the Election be on 
Wednesday Next at Ten oClock in the moniing 

ORDERD that the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? (1107) Treasurer of this City to pay to Mathew Welch pub- 

Warr^ Issued lick Whippcr of this City or order the sum of five 

pounds Current niony of this Colony in full for one 
Quarters Sallary Due and Ending the Twenty Second of September 

Last past 

• 

ORDERD the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of this City 
to pay unto Davis Hunt or his order the sum of Nine pounds Eleven 
Shillings and three pence half penny in full for work Done for this 
Corporation as p*^ his ace*. Sworn to & allowed 

Mf Lawrence Lettellier was Sworn into the office of one of the 
Publick Surveyors of this City and took the usuall Oath for the Due 
Execution of the said Office 

[289] City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York J Hall of the said City on Monday the four- 

teenth Day of October Anno Dom. 1751 

Present Edward Holland Esq'^ Mayor 
Stephen Van Cortlandt "^ 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Cornelius Van Home 
Robert Benson 
Abraham De Peyster ^ 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham Lynsen 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 



>► Esq" Aldermen 



J 



>> Assistants 



352 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the Room of Ephraim Lockwood who was appointed high Constable 
and that Gilbert Shearer was Chosen one of the Constables of the said 
Ward in his Room 

ORDERD that the alderman of the North ward Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the said Ward the Last Election and Return 
being irregular and Void and that the Election be on Wednesday Next 
at Ten oClock in the morning 

ORDERD that Alderman Schuyler, Alderman Cortlandt Alderman 
Livingston M*" Lespinard M^^ Livingston and Mf Clopper or the Major 
part of them be a Committee for Auditing the Chamberlains accounts 
and all the Publick Accounts of this Corporation 

ORDERD that the Neighbourhood of the Oswego Market have Liberty 
to Enlarge the Same at their Own Expence 

Orderd that Mf Aspinwall be fined the sum of Ten pounds for 
Refusing to be Sworn into the Office of Constable of the City and 
County of New York and that the aklerman of Montgomerie ward 
Cause a New Election of Constable in his Room and that the Election 
be on Wednesday next at nine oClock in the Morning. 

ORDERD that Mr Roger Pell be fined the sum of Ten pounds for 
Refusing: to be Sworn into the office of Constable of the City and 
County of New York and that the Alderman of Montgomerie ward 
Cause a New Election of Constable in his Room and that the Election 
be on Wednesday next at Nine oClock in the Morning 

ORDERD that there be a New Election of Constable by the Alderman 
of the Eastward in the Room of Jacob Roderico Derevero who was 
Chosen one of the Constables for the said ward who is Neither a free- 
man nor freeholder and that the Election be on Wednesday Next at 
Ten oClock in the forenoon 

ORDERD the Mayor Issue his warant to the Treasurer of this City 
to pay to Mf Henry Bogert or his order the Sum of Twenty Three 
pounds Sixteen Shillings and five pence half penny being the Ballance 
of his accounts for Sundry Disbursements for this Corporation to the 
Eighth of August Last Inclusive as pf his account Audited and 
allowed 

Hugh Rafter Cordwainer admitted and Sworn a Freeman of this 
Corporation. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 353 

[292] City of ) ^^ At a Common Council! held at the City 

New Yorkv Hall of the said City on Fry day the Seven- 

teenth Day of January Anno Domini 1752 

Present. Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

Brandt Schuyler Esqf Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 

Stephen Van Cortlandt y Esq" Aldermen 

James Livingston J 

William De Peyster "S 

John Livingston LAssistants 

Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 

Mr Lambert Moore Sworn a freeman of this Corporation and 
then the Said M*" Lambert Moore Produced to this Board a Deputation 
from the Honourable John Chambers Esq' appointing him one of his 
Deputy Clerks of the Peace and of the said City and Count\' Which 
was Read and allowed of and thereupon the said Lambert Moore took 
the Oath for the Due Execution of his said Office. 

Brandt Schuyler Esqf Deputy Mayor of the said City was Sworn 
to the Due Execution of his Said Office. 

Order'd that M^ John Van Gelder Jun^ Black Smith be and he is 
hereby appointed a fireman of the Dock Ward in the Room and Stead 
of James Davie Who is Lately Removed out of said Ward 

Order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

( 1 108) Treasurer of this City to Pay to M' Isaac Stouten- 
Warrant Issued burgh or Order the Sum of fifty nine Pounds ten 

Shillings and Eight pence half Penny Being the 
Ballance of his Account for the Constables Watches and Sundry's 
Done and Provided for the Watch and Alms house as by his Accounts 
Produced & Sworn to and Allowed by this Corporation 

Order'd that the Mavor issue his Warrant to the 
N<* Treasurer to pay unto M^ Balthazar Dehart or his 

(1109) order the Sum of one Pound Seventeen Shillings 
Warrant Issued and three Pence for mending and repairing the 

Window of the City Hall as p'' his Account Allowed 
Vol. V.-aj 



356 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of this Corporation which on the Sixth Day of February One Thousand 
Seven hundred and fifty were Made Ordained Renewed Established 
and Published Be revived and Continued and Remain in full force and 
Virtue for Three Months from and after the Date hereof Viz* 

A Law for the Due observation of the Lcflrds Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Coqx>ra- 
tion 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better Preventing of Fire. 

A Law for the Making of Bread 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal and Flower by Measure and 
for appointing Proper Places for the Sale of Meal Flower Com and 
Grain 
[295] A Law for Regulating Negroes Mollatoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Cartman 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Packers and CuUars 

A Law Relating to Making of Freeman Except that Part formerly 
Repealed 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Docks or Slips 
of this City and for Preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer in the 
said Dock. 

A Law for Preserving the Commons and Fish in fresh Water 
Pond 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
Funeralls 

A Law for Paving and Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Allys 
within the City of New York and for Preventing Nusances within the 
same Except Such Part thereof as Relates to no Hogs to be Kept on 
the South Side of Fresh Water 

A Law in Addition to a Law Entituled a Law for Paving and Clean- 
ing the Streets Lanes and Allys within the City of New York and for 
Preventing Nusances within the Same 

A I-aw against Firing of Guns or other Fire Works within the 
Streets 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars (Except such Part there- 
of as was Repealed the Twenty Sixth day of Aprill i7So[)] 

A Law for Preventing Frauds in Fire Wood. 

A Law for Marking of Butter. 

A Law for Regulating of Mid wives within the City of New York. 

A Law for the Better Securing of the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gun Powder 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



357 



A Law for Appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what uses the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City 
Shall be put unto 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City of 
New York and for Preventing the forestallings of Provisions Coming 
to the said Markets 

A Law to Prevent the Selling or Giving of unripe fruit and 
Oysters within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
The City of New York 

[296] A Law for Regulating the Slaughter House With the follow- 
ing Alteration that instead of the Publick Slaughter houses by the 
Water Side all neat Cattle to be Killed at the Slaughter House Belong- 
ing to M^ Nicholas Bayard Situate On his Land on the North Side of 
Fresh Water. 



City of ) 
New York) 



SS 



Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Fryday the Sixth 
Day of March Anno Dom 1752 



Edward Holland Esqf Mayor. 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
William De Pevster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Livingston 



Esq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



William Walton Esqf Delivered to this Board a Certificate of the 
Number of Days By him Served in the Generall Assembly as one of 
the Representatives of this City from the Ninth Day of October 1751 
to the twenty fifth Day of November then next following Amounting 
in the whole to 47 Days and Declared of his having Engaged to Serve 
this City as one of their Representatives Gratis and that the Same Be 
Null and Void and all other Certificates and I>emand8 of the like 
Service 



358 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
(1116) of this City to pay to M^ Abraham Van Wyck or his Order 
the Sum of Thirty one pounds Seven Shillings and Nine 
pence for Sundry Charges By him paid and Laid out for Cleansing^ the 
Slip By the fly Market &? as p^ his Account Sworn to and Allowed 
Bv this Board 

Ordered that Alderman Livingston Alderman De Peyster Mess*^ 
John Livingston and Peter Cloper Be Added to the Comittee that were 
Appointed on Tuesday the Thirteenth Day of August Last past to 
View Digg Regulate Lay out and pave all the Streets in the North 
Ward of the said Citv and also all and Everv the Streets in Mont- 
gomerie Ward and that they or the major part of them make Report 
thereof to this Board with all Convenient Expedition 
[297] Order'd that the Deputy Clerk of this Board prepare Advertizc- 
ments to be publickly affixed up and put in the Weakly Gazzette for 
had a Right to the proffits of the Severall Marketts as Oerk of the 
Same) and of the publick Warfs and Slips of this City for the term 
of one Year lo Commence on the first Day of May Next By Publick 
out Cry at the House of George Burns fronting the Long Bridge on 
Friday the Twentieth Day of March Instant at Two oClock in the 
afternoon lo the highest Bidder and that Alderman Cortlandt, Alder- 
man Livingston, Alderman De Peyster and Alderman Benson Mess*? 
John Livingston William De Peyster, Nicholas Roosevelt and Peter 
Clopper or the Major part of them with as many more of this Board as 
please to Attend P>c a Committee to Let the Same upon Such Condi- 
tions as they Shall Judge proper 

Order'd that M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh Do purchase three Lamps for 
the use of this Corporation and Krect Tv.o of them in the front, and the 
other in the Rear of the City Hall of this City, and that he provide 
Ovle for the Same and Tend and Cleanse them as often as he shall 
think Xtcessary and place the Expence thereof to this Corporation 

M^ Alderman \'an Home. Alderman of the East Ward Returned 
that ho liad Caused a New Election of Constable in his said Ward in 
the Room of Jacob Rodereco Derevero who Was Chosen one of the 
Constables for the East Ward who is Neither a freeman nor freeholder 
and that Menry Suydam was Chosen one of the Constables of the said 
Ward in his Room 

Thf. Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Ingrossed Grant 
and Release from M' Benjamin Peck to this Corporation of a peer or 
Wharf By him made on the North East side of his Lotts in Mont- 
gomerie Ward which was Read and approved of and Ordered the 
Same Be Executed by him accordingly 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



359 



The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Ingrossed Deed from 
this Corporation to m^ Benjamin Peck for the Water Lott fronting his 
Ground in [298J Montgomerie Ward, of this City which was Read and 
approved of and Order'd the Seal of this Corporation Be Affixed 
thereto and that the Same be Signed By M^ ^layor and Delivered to the 
said Benjamin Peck on his Executing a Counterpart thereof 

Order'd that Alderman Courtlandt Alderman Benson and alderman 
Livingston Mess*"? William De Peyster John Livingston and Peter 
Clopper or the Major part of them Be a Committee to Receive pro- 
posalls from the proprietors of the Water Lotts fronting Jacobus Roosc- 
velts Cornelia Rutgers, Christopher Banker and others, Lotts from 
James De Brosses to Hughsons point upon what Quit they shall pay for 
the same ^ foot p^ Annum and that they Lay out the said Water Lotts 
and take to their Assistance one of the Sworn Surveyors of this City 
and make Report thereof to this Board with all Convenient Specc!. 

Order'd that Alderman Cortlandt Alderman De Peyster Mess"? 
Leonard Lispinard and Nicholas Roosevelt or the major part of them 
with as many more of this Board as Shall please to attend be a Com- 
mittee to agree with fit persons to make a Vault Behind the Watch 
House of this City for the use of the said House and also that they have 
a Box or Tourrette made over the said Work House to hang a Bell 
therein and make Report thereof to this Board. 



>-Esq1 Aldemicn 



City of ^ q^^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New York) Hall of the Said City on Tliursday the 12^^ 

Day of March Anno Dom 1752. 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor. 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Stephen V: Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
Abraham De Peyster 
W? De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bavard 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 






>- Assistants 



36o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[299] The Petition of Joris Brinkerhoof, Theodorus Van Wyck 
Anthony Ten Eyck, and John Van Varick was preferred Setting- forth 
that they have Lately taken into their possession a Small parcel! of 
Ground Cont[i|guous and Adjoyning to Copseys Battery on Which 
they have been at a Considerable Expence in Erecting Some Small 
Buildings thereon Since which they have been Informed that the said 
Ground belongs to this Corporation and therefore pray this Corporation 
wo'd be favourable pleased to Grant the Same to them under Such 
Rents Reservations and Restrictions as they Shall Seem meet, as also 
the Petition of James Napier Thomas Brown and others freeinen and 
Inhabitants of this City against Granting the said Petition of Joris 
Brinkerhoof and others untill they be heard By themselves and Coun- 
cill, and also the Petition of Obadiah Hunt and others praying this 
Corporation would Grant unto them the said Lotts alleadgeing that the 
said Lotts front their Severall Dwelling Houses &c whereupon it is 
ORDERD that the Consideration of these Severall petitions be Deferred 
till the next Common Councill and that M^ Mayor. M^ Recorder and 
Alderman Livingston Do wait on M*" Murray and M«" Smith and take 
their Opinions wheathcr the said Lands by the Severall petitioners 
prayed for belong to this Corporation or not, and that they at the Same 
time Give unto Mr Murray & M'" Smith a fee of forty Shillings Each, 
and Report their Opinion to this Board at the Next Common Councill 
Order'd that Cornelius Mahony of this City Labour[er] have 
Liberty to Set in any of the Publick Markets of this City and there 
Expose to Sale by Retaile Buttons knives Pins &^ During the time of 
three months he being an Object of Charity 

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

N? 1 117 urer of this City to pay unto M^ Henry Bogert or his 

Warrt Issued Order the Sum of Sixty Seven pounds Seven Shillings 

and Six pence Current money of this Colony being the 
Ballance of his Account which was Audited and allowed. 

The petition of Andrew Ramsay Lessee of the ferry was Read 
Setting forth that he has been a Great Sufferer By the Loss of Two 
Negros Two ferry Boats &? and praying an Abatement of his Rent 
whereupon it is ordf.r'd that the Consideration thereof be Defferred till 
the next Common Councill 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 

(11 18) this City to pay unto M^ Nicholas Bayard or his Order the 

Sum of Three pounds Seventeen Shillings and four pence 

Current money of this Colony in full for the Like Sum paid By him to 

Jacob Duyckman for the use of this Corporation 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



3<^" 



[3cx>] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer of this City to pay unto M^ Henry Bogert 

( 1 1 19) the Sum of fifty pounds Current money of New York 

Warr' Issued for the Like Sum Due to him as p' Agreement with 

this Board as also the further Sum of Thirty pounds 
Like money for his Extraordinary Services By him Done in Compleat- 
ing the New ferry house 

Order'd that the Law made and Published on the Nineteenth 
Day of March 1750 that no Topsell or Sea Vessell, whatsoever Do Lay 
along the Peer of the Great Dock Between the first of March and the 
first of December every or any year unless Such Vessell shall pay the 
Sum of Ten Shillings for every Day they shall Lay there for the use 
of this Corporation be Revived and that the Same Do Commence on the 
fifteenth of March Instant and Continue to the Twentieth of December 
then next following any Law usage or Custom to the Contrary hereof 
in any wise notwithstanding 



City 
New York 



of j 
rorkj 



ss. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on ff riday the first day 
of May Anno Dom 1752 



Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 



Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V. Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
W? De Peyster 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Qopper 



>-Esq*^ Aldermen 






I 



Assistants 



ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay unto Augustus Van 
Cortlandt or his Order the Sum of Five pounds Cur- 
rent money of New York for the Like Sum By him 
Advanced and paid to Mathew Welch Publick 
whipper of this City for one Quarters Sallary Due unto him and 
Ending on the Twenty Second Day of March Last past 



N? 

(1120) 

Warrant Issued 



362 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ORDER D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? iirer of this City to pay unto James Mills or his order 

(1121) the sum of forty four pounds Seventeen Shilling's and 

Warrl Issued Six pence Current money of this Colony in full of his 

Account for Victualling Sundry persons &c. 

ORDERD the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? (i 122) urer of this City to pay unto M^ Francis Marschalk or 

Warrt Issued his Order the Sum of Eleven pounds Eight Shillings 

in full for Sundry Surveys By him made for this 
Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
Nv ( 1 123) urer of this City to pay unto Isaac Stouten Burgh or his 

Order the sum of Nine pounds fifteen Shillings and Two 
pence Current money of this Colony in full for [301] Providing three 
Lamps oyle &? for the use of this Corporation as ^ his Account Sworn 
to and Allowed By this Board as also the further Sum of Twenty one 
pounds four Shillings in full for Sundry Constables Days and Night 
Watches from the fourteenth of October 1751 to the 14^* of Aprill 1752 
as also the further Sum of fifteen pounds to Be Advanced to him for 
fire wood for the Watch house &? for [the] Ensueing year and Also 
Two pounds Ten Shillings to Re By him Laid out for Lamp oyl for 
the use of the Lamps Belonging to this Corporation for the Ensueing 
year 

ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? (1 124) urer of this City to pay unto Lydia Jaquish the Sum of 

five pounds Current money of this Colony for Sundry 
Goods Belonging to the said Lydia Jaquish which were Infected 
r with I the Small Pox and orderit) to Re Burried By the Mayor 

oRDhiRD that Alderman Fienson M'* Lespinard and M*" Clopper be a 
Committee to Regulate and pave Dock Street and that they take to their 
Assistance the City Surveyor and Make Report thereof to this Board 
with all Convenient Speed 

WiiKREAs on Tuesday the Twenty first of March 1751 it was or- 
der d that the Adjacent Lotts from tlie Eastermost End of Jacobus 
Roosevelts Lotts to the South West Side of the old [SJlaughter House 
(Except those faceing the Lotts of Jonas Wright the Widdow Bratt 
and John ThurmV Be Granted to the Severall proprietors of Said Lotts 
&f It is Agreed upon Wy this Board that the following Alterations Be 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 363 

Made that the adjacent Lott of Thomas Barnes on the south west 
Side of the old Slaughter house as also the other three Lotts of said 
Barnes adjoining to John Latham Containing in the whole one hun- 
dred feet Be Granted to the said Barnes under the Yearly Rent of 
Eighteen pence ^ foot and that the first payment Do Commence and 
Be made payable in the Twenty fifth of March 1759 ahd it Being fur- 
ther agreed that upon the s? Barnes paying to the Treasurer of this 
City the Sum of Three pounds fifteen Shillings for two years of Quit 
' of the said Lott of him the said Thomas Barnes on the South west 
Side, of the old Slaughter House that the Same Commence and Be 
made payable in the said 25*^ of March 1759 as the other three Lotts 
of him the said Barnes above Discribed are at the Rent aforesaid 

GRDERD that a fee of Three pounds Be Given to M^ William Liv- 
ingston to Be an Assistant to M^" Lodge who was appointed By this 
Board on the I2'^ of September 1750 to Be Attorney on Record to 
Commence an Action of Tresspass and Ejectment on the Demise of this 
Corporation against John Van Zandt for Encroaching on and Enclosing 
part of the Common Lands of this Corporation in the out Ward of this 
City 

1 302] Be it ordain fj> By the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the 
City of New York Convened in Common Councill and it is hereby 
Ordained By the Authority of the Same that all the Laws orders and 
ordinances of this Corporation which on the Sixth Day of February 
1752 were made ordained Renewed Established and Published be Re- 
vived and Continued and Remain in full force and Virtue for three 
Months from and after the Date hereafter \\z\ 

A Law for the Due Observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpo- 
ration 

A Law to appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better preventing of Fire 

A Law for the Making of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal and Flower By Measure and 
for appointing proper places for the Sale of Meal Flower Com and 
Grain 

A Law for Regulating Negroes Molattoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Carmen 

A Law for the Regulating of the office of packers 4 Cullers 

A Law for Regulating the Ljing of Vessclls in the Docks or Slips 



364 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of this City and for preventing the Bridges and Common Sewer in the 
s? Dock 

A Law for preserving the Commons and the fish in fresh Water 
Pond 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
iFuneralls 

A Law for paveing and Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys with- 
in the City of New York and for preventing Nusan[c]es within the 
Same (Except such part thereof as Relates to no Hoggs to Be kept 
on the South Side of fresh Water [)] 

A Law in Addision to a Law Entituled a Law for paying [paving] 
and Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of New 
York and for preventing Nusan[c]es within the Same 

A Law against firing of Guns or other fire Works within the Streets 

A Law prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers (Except such part thereof 
as was Repealed the Twenty Sixth Day of Aprill Last[)] 

A Law for preventing frauds in fire wood 

A Law for Ma [r] king of Butter 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

A I^w for Re^ulalcing the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 

A I-^w for the Better Sccureing of the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gunpowder 

A Law for appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Nigh- Watch in the City of New York 
[3^3] A Law Declaring to what uses the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this Qty 
Shall Be put unto 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City of New 
York and for preventing the forestalling of provisions Comeing to 
the said Markets 

A Law to prevent the Selling or Giving of unripe fruit and Oysters 
within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter House with the following 
alteration that Instead of the Publick Slaughter Houses By the Water 
Side all Neat Cattle to Be Killed at the Slaughter House Belonging 
to M^ Nicholas Bayard Scituate on his I^nd on the North Side of 
Fresh Water 

A Law Relating to Making of Freemen Except that part formerly 
Repealed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 365 

City of ) ^^^^ At a Common Council! held at tlie City 

New York J Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

13*^ Day of May Anno Dom 1752 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 



Stephen V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lispinard 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Livingston 



"N 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



I 



Assistants 



M^ John Provoost Being Returned, Elected Alderman of the East 
ward in the Room of Cornelius Van Home Esq^ Deceased he took 
the oaths appointed By Law instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy the Test and Abjuration oath and was Sworne into the 
office of Alderman of the East ward and one of his Majesties Justices 
of the peace for the City and County of New York and took his Seat 
at this Board accordingly 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Lease 
from this Corporation to James Mills of the Stalls and Standings of 
this City from the first Day of may Instant to the first of May next 
which was Read and orderd (M«" Mayor Dissenting thereto) that the 
Same Be Engrossed and the Seal of this City Be Affixed thereto and 
the Same Be Delivered to the said James Mills on his Executing a 
Counterpart thereof and Entring into Bond with Adolph Brass as his 
Secureity for performance of the Covenants therein Contained and at 
the same time he produced the Draft of a Lease from this Corporation 
to the said James Mills for the Docks and Slips of the said City [304] 
for the Term aforesaid which was Also Read and Aproved of and 
ORDERD the Seal of this City Be Affixed thereto And that the Same Be 
Delivered unto the said James Mills on his Executing a Counterpart 
thereof, and Giving Bond the Like Security for performance of the 
Covenants therein Contained 

ORDERED the Deputy Clerk pay to Amos Paine or his Order Seven- 
teen Shillings and three pence in full of his Account for Transporting 
a poore person from this City to Staten Island Being his Late Rest- 
den fee] 



364 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

of this City and for preventing the Bridges and Common Sewer in the 
s? Dock 

A Law for preserving the Commons and the fish in fresh Water 
Pond 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
iFuneralls 

A Law for paveing and Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys with- 
in the City of New York and for preventing Nusan[c]es within the 
Same (Except such part thereof as Relates to no Hogg^ to Be kept 
on the South Side of fresh Water [)] 

A Law in Addision to a Law Entituled a Law for paying [paving] 
and Geaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of New 
York and for preventing Nusan[c]es within the Same 

A Law against firing of Guns or other fire Works within the Streets 

A Law prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers (Except such part thereof 
as was Repealed the Twenty Sixth Day of Aprill Last[)] 

A Law for preventing frauds in fire wood 

A Law for Ma [r] king of Butter 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

A I^w for Regulateing the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 

A Law for the Better Secureing of the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gunpowder 

A Law for appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Nigh-Watch in the City of New York 
[3^3] A Law Declaring to what uses the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City 
Shall Be put unto 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City of New 
York and for preventing the forestalling of provisions Comeing to 
the said Markets 

A Law to prevent the Selling or Giving of unripe fruit and Oysters 
within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter House with the following 
alteration that Instead of the Publick Slaughter Houses By the Water 
Side all Neat Cattle to Be Killed at the Slaughter House Belonging 
to M^ Nicholas Bayard Scituate on his Land on the North Side of 
Fresh Water 

A Law Relating to Making of Freemen Except that part formerly 
Repealed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 365 

City of ) ^^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York^ Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

I3H» Day of May Anno Dom 1752 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 



Stephen V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lispinard 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Livingston 



"N 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



I 



Assistants 



M^ John Provoost Being Returned, Elected Alderman of the East 
ward in the Room of Cornelius \'an Home Esq^ Deceased he took 
the oaths appointed By Law instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy the Test and Abjuration oath and was Swome into the 
office of Alderman of the East ward and one of his Majesties Justices 
of the peace for the City and County of New York and took his Seat 
at this Hoard accordingly 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Lease 
from this Corporation to James Mills of the Stalls and Standings of 
this City from the first Day of may Instant to the first of May next 
which was Read and orderd (M'' Mayor Dissenting thereto) that the 
Same Be Engrossed and the Seal of this City Be Affixed thereto and 
the Same Be Delivered to the said James Mills on his Executing a 
Counterpart thereof and Entring into Bond with Adolph Brass as his 
Secureity for performance of the Covenants therein Contained and at 
the same time he produced the Draft of a Lease from this Corporation 
to the said James Mills for the Docks and Slips of the said City [304] 
for the Term aforesaid which was Also Read and Aproved of and 
ORDERD the Seal of this City Be Affixed thereto And that the Same Be 
Delivered unto the said James Mills on his Executing a Counterpart 
thereof, and Giving Bond the Like Security for performance of the 
Covenants therein Contained 

ORDERED the Deputy Qerk pay to Amos Paine or his Order Seven- 
teen Shillings and three pence in full of his Account for Transporting 
a poore person from this City to Staten Island Being his Late Rest- 
den fee] 



366 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

M*" Alderman Cortlandt Reported that he has Caused a New Elec- 
tion of a Collector for the North ward of this City in the Room of 
Jacobus Kierstead who has Lately Left this City and that Jacobus 
Stouten Burgh is Elected Collector for the said Ward in his Room 

ORDERED that Alderman Livingston and M'^ John Livingston Be 
a Committee to petition of a Convenient place in this Watch Roome to 
House the five Indians Belonging to this Corporation and that they 
have Liberty to purchase a Back for the fire place in the Said Watch 
Roome and make Such other Repairs thereto as the Committee hereby 
appointed Shall Judge proper 

ORDERED that Jacob? Turck have Liberty to purchase Six Small 
Speaking Trumpkets for the use of this Corporation and that the 
Deputy Clerk Do pay for the Expence thereof and place the Same to 
the Account of this Corporation 

ORDERED the Mayor Issue his Warrant to [the] Treas- 
N? (1125) urer of this City to pay to Johannes Meyer Messenger 
Wt Issued and Door Keeper to this Board or order the Sum of Two 

pounds Ten Shillings Current money of this Colony in 
full for one Quarters Sallary Due and Ending the Twelfth Instant 
as also the further Sum of one pound five Shillings Like money for his 
Extra [or] dinary Services of the Last Quarter 

order'd for the future that the Sallary of fifteen pounds ^ annum 
Be Allowed and paid to Johannes Meyer as Messenger and Door 
Keeper to this Board to Commence this Day and that the Same Be 
paid Quarterly 

M'^ Alderman De Pevster Delivered in to this Board 
Xo. 1 1 26 an Account of Lawrence Roome for Sundrys By him 
Done for this Corporation Amounting to the sum of 
Sixty five pounds Eleven Shillings and Twopence half penny Where- 
upon ITS order'd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City to pay to the s^ Lawrence Roome or his order Thirty 
pounds in part of his Account, and that the s? Account Be then De- 
livered to M^ Recorder to Be By him Compared with the Agreement 
Enterd into by the said Lawrence Roome and that he Certefie (how he 
finds the same) to this Board at the Next Common Councill 

The Petition of Andrew Ramsay lessee of the ferry was again 
Read Setting forth that he has Been a Great sufferer By the Loss 
of Two Htgroes, Two ferry Boats, the Small Pox A? and praying an 
Abatement of his Rent whereupon Its orderd that the Consideration 
thereof be Deferred till the Next Common Councill 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 367 

( )rderd that Alderman Provoost Be Aded to the Committee that 
were appointed on Friday the first Day of may Instant to Regulate 
and pay [pave] Dock Street in Ward of this City and that the 

Committee take to their Assistance the City Surveyor and make 
Report thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed 

[305] ORDER D that Alderman Stuyvesandt Alderman Cortlandt and 
Alderman Livingston Mess*? Bayard & Lespinard with as many more 
of this Board as Shall please to Attend Be a Committee to See the 
Lands of Adolph Benson and Jacob Duyckman Run out in the Out 
ward of this City 

M*" Bartholomew Skaats former Lessee of the Docks and wharfs 
and of the Stalls and Standings to him Leased By this Corporation 
produced to this Board the Chamberlains Receipt for his Rents till the 
first Day of may Instant It is thereupon orderd that the Deputy Clerk 
Deliver up to him his Bonds for performance of his Covenants in 
said Lease to that Day 

City of ) ^^^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

XewYork\ hall of the said City on Wednessday the 

Tenth Day of June anno Dom 1752 

Present. Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt '^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
piere De peyster 
Robert Benson 
John provoost 
William De Peyster 
Leonard Lispinard 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 
Nicholas Roosevelt 

Whereas Severall Gentelmen in this City havinj:^ \'oluntary Sub- 
scribed to wards Erecting an Exchange at the Lower End of Broad 
Street near the Long Bridge M^ John Watts appeared Before this 
Board with a plan thereof and Desired their approbation to which 
Plan they unanimously agreed and for the Encouragement of so 
Laudable an Undertaking. Voted that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Treasurer of this City to pay into the hands of the Managers 
for Carrying on said Building the sum of one hundred pounds to Be 



>-Esq*l aldermen 



J 



>► Assistants 



368 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Applied for that purpose and M*" Watts Being Desirous that one of the 
Members of this Board might Be Joyned with the Managers Chosen 
By the Subscribers ordered that M^ John Livingston Be appointed and 
he is Accordingly Appointed By this Board to Be an Assistant to the 
Managers Chosen By the Subscribers 

Hugh Hughes Currier Admitted a freeman of this Corporation 
and appointed one of the Corn Measure [r]s of this City and Order 'd 
that when M^ Mayor Deliver him his Lycence he take the usual oath 
for the Due Execution of that Office 

[306] The petition of Johannes Meyer was preferred to this Board 
praying that this Corporation would Grant unto him the Water Lott 
fronting his Lott in Montgomerie ward of this City from Low Water 
mark Two hundred feet into the East River Whereupon it is Ordered 
that Alderman Benson Alderman Livingston Alderman Provoost & 
M^ William De Peyster or any three of them Be a Committee to En- 
quire into the Alegations of the said petition and that they take to 
their assistance one of the City Surveyors and make Report thereof 
to this Board with all Convenient Speed 

City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j * Hall of the said City on Tuesday the Thir- 

tieth Day of June Anno Domini 1752 

Present. Edward Holland Esq'" Mayor. 
Simon Johnston Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
pi ere Depeyster 
Robert Benson 
John provoost 
William De Peyster "^ 

Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 
Nicholas Roosevelt 

Barnes M^Kennv Labourer Admitted & Sworn a Freeman of this 

m 

Corporation 

Cornelius Tiebout ^ 

Thomas Vater > Sworn Assessors 

Peter Waldron J 



j^Esq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 369 

order'd that the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this City to pay to M*" Lawrence Roome 

(1127) or his Order the Sum of Thirty Eight pounds Seven 

Warrt Issued Shillings and Eleven pence half penny in full of his 

Account for Sundry Ser\'ices By him Done for the use 
of this Corporation as ^ his Account Sworn to & Allowed By this 
Board 

order'd that Alderman Provoost, Alderman Livingston Alderman 
Benson Mess^ Peter Clopper William De Peyster and John Livingston 
or any four of them be a Committee to Inspect and View the Common 
Sewer ^t the End of the meal Market and make report thereof to 
this Board with all Convenient Speed what is Necessary to Be Done 
to prevent the same from Being a Nuisance for the future. 

M^ Mayor produced to this Board a List of the names of Sundry 
persons who had taken out Lycence for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
within this City from the 25*? of March 1751 to the 2^^ of March 
1753 Amounting to the Number of 334 persons and who together had 
paid for the same £445 17:5 Current money of this Colony ordered 
that he pay the same to the Chamberlain of this City Retaining there- 
out in his hands four Shillings for Every Lycence and paying thereof 
to the Clerk five shillings for Every Lycence so By him Granted Dur- 
ing the time therein Mentioned 

[307] Peter Connelly Labourer Admitted and David Hammond La- 
bourer Sworn freemen of this Corporation and ordered to Be Registred 



City of ^ ^^, At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York J hall of the said City on Tuesday the 8*^ of 

July Anno Dom 1752. 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Gcrrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
peter Qoppcr 
John Livingston J 



>-Esq*^ Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Vol. V. 



370 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Augustus Van Cort- 

(1128) landt or his Order the sum of five pounds Current 

Warrt Issued. Money of this Collony for the Like Sum By him 

Advanced and paid to Mathew Welch publick Whip- 
per of this City for one Quarters Sallary Due unto him and Ending 
on the Twenty Second of June Last past. 

Okder'd that Alderman Provoost and M^ Peter Clopper De ap- 
pointed Managers for the Ordering and Causeing to be made a Good 
and Suffecient Stone Drainc archt with Brick of Two foot and a half 
high and Two foot Wide in the Clear at the End of the Meal Market 
to Carry of the filth mud and Dirt from thence into the East Riuer, 
and that when finished to Report the Expence thereof to this Board 

The Committee that were appointed on Wednesday the Tenth 
Day of June Last past to Enquire into the Alegations of the petition of 
John Meyer Make Report thereof in these words to witt City of 
Newyork ss: The Committee appointed By an Order of Common 
Councill tlie io*l* June 1752 to Enquire into the Allegations of John 
Myer Concerning the granting of A Water Lott opposite to his up- 
land left We haue Accordingly met and heard his Allegations & haue 
Carefully Inspected into his Title & find him to Be Justly Intituled to 
a Lott of Ground Scituatc in Montgomery ward fronting Northerly 
by Cherry Street Southerly at High water mark on the East Riuer or 
harbour Easterly By Lott N? 7 & westerly By Lott N? 5 Being in 
front and Rear 25 feet At the same time we heard the Allegations & 
Pretentions of John Thurman & Jonas Wright & Company to all the 
Lands from high to Low water mark Compriz'd Between the Lines 
of Sacket to the East & Delaval to the west being four Lotts 

N? I. 2. 3. & 4 of 25 feet Each and Measures at high water between 
the aforesaid Lines About 152 feet & at Low water no feet But rather 
then to Contend with the Corporation for the 52 feet they are Willing 
to pay a Reasonable Consideration for the Same all which is Sub- 
mitted to this Board by Robert Benson James Livingston William 
[308] William Depeyster. July y^ 6 1752 — Whereupon It is order'd 
The Consideration thereof Be Reffer'd till the Next Common Councill 

The Committee that were appointed on the Thirteenth Day of 
may Last to View the Lands of Adolph Benson and Jacob Duyckman 
Run out made their Report in these words to witt In Pursuanc[e] of 
an Order of Common Councill, of the 13*1* May to View the Lands of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 371 

Adolph Benson and Jacob Dyckman run out: do report that we have 
in Obedience to said Order Been at harlem on the premisses, with 
Adolph Benson and Jacob Dyckman Jun^ and we are Conuinced that 
there is Vacant Lands Between the Bloomendall patent, and Harlem 
line farther wee acquaint this Board that said Adolph Benson and 
Jacob Dyckman are Desirous to Become Tenants for what Lands 
they Euer had belonging to the Corporation of this City and desire 
that thev mav have the same Leased to them on such Conditions as 
the Corporation Shall think fitt all which is humbly Submitted By us. 
Gerrard: Stuyvesandt Step: V Cortlandt Pierre De Peyster. Xew 
York May 27. 1752 Whkreupox It is ordered that Alderman Stuy- 
vesandt. Alderman Courtlandt Alderman Livingston and Alderman 
De Pevster, Mess*^? Nicholas Bavard Nicholas Rooseuelt and Peter 
Clopper or the Major part of them Be a Committee to Survey the 
Lands Belonging to this Corporation Between Harlem patent and 
Bedlows patent in the out ward of this City and that they take to 
their Assistance the City Surveyor and make Report thereof to this 
Board with all Convenient Speed 

Ordek'd that the Deputy Clerk prepare a Bond from this Corpora- 
tion to M^ Abraham Van Duersen and Affix the Citv Seal thereof to 

w 

tlie same in the penalty of Seven hundred pounds with Condition to 
pay him the sum of Three hundred and fifty Pounds on the Ninth 
Day of July one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty four at [6] ^ Cent 
p'" Annum and that the Same Be Signed By M^ Mayor and Counter- 
signed By the Deputy Clerk the same Being to pay the Ballance of 
Anthony Ten Eycks Account and for Defraying the Expence of Stone 
wood &c. for Compleating the peer at the End of Coenties Dock and 
WHERE.AS It was order d on the Twenty Sixth Day of Aprill one 
Thousand Seven hundred and fifty that a peer should Be Run out and 
made on the West Side of Coenties Dock on a Range with the House 
now in the possession of M*" David Abeel Conformable to a plan 
Laid Before this Board, It is now ordered that instead of Carrying on 
the peer at the Southermost End of said Dock Eighteen foot to the 
Westward and forty foot to the East ward, that there Be now added 
forty foot to the Thirty foot Already Laid to the East ward and that 
he Render unto this Board on oath a Just and True Account of the 
Disposition of said [309] Monies When the Same Be finished 

Order'd that M^ Mayor Deduct Three pounds Ten Shillings out 
of the Lyccnce Money for Retailing of Strong Liquors Granted for 



372 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the year one Thousand seven hundred and fifty one for Several! 
Bad Hills and one Dollar Received by him from Retaile[r]s of Strong- 
Liquors 



Cit} of ^ ^.^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York ( * hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

Twenty Ninth of July 1752 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^" Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq"" Recorder 
Stephen: V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 



>-Esq'^? Aldermen 



William De Pevster "^ 



Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 



>► Assistants 



J 



Whereas Elbert Herring of tliis City, hath made application to 
this Board, for a Common Road for him to go to his Land, Lying to 
the Westward of Jacob Duyckmans House and Ground; It is there- 
upon Agreed to By this Board, that the Alderman and Assistant of 
the out Ward have Liberty to Lay out a Road for the said Elbert 
Herring in Such Manner and at Such place as they in their Dis- 
cretion shall Judge proper 

M^ Mayor Delivered unto this Board a Writt of Certiorari Setting 
forth &? Whereupon it is unanimously Agreed to by this Board that 
the Deputy Clerk prepare a Warrant of AtfT to m^ William Smith to 
Defend the Matters Contained in the said Certiorari and that he 
Affix the Seal of this Corporation thereto and that the same Be signed 
By M^ Mayor and Delivered to the Said William Smith 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 373 

[310] City of ) ^.j. At a Common Councill Held at the 

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

Eighteenth day of Aug^ist Anno Domini 
1752 

present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V : Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 



xEsq" Aldermen 



>" Assistants 



M*^ Francis Filkin Being Returned, Elected Alderman of the 
South ward in the Room. Stead and place of Brandt Schuyler Esq^ 
Deceased late Alderman of the said Ward, he took the Oaths ap- 
pointed By Law instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy 
the Test and Abjuration oath and Sworn into the Office of Alderman 
of the South Ward and one of his Majesties Justices of the peace 
for the City and County of Newyork. and took his Seat at this Board 
Accordingly, and at the same time Malcom M?Euen Being Returned 
Elected one of the Constables of the said Ward in the Room and 
Stead of Joseph Webb Late Constable of the said ward Deceased, 
who took the us[u]an Oath for the Due Execution of the Said Office 

Order'd That Alderman Filkin Be Added to the Committee that 
were appointed to Repair the Goals and prisons in the City Hall of 
this City in the Room place and Stead of Brandt Schuyler Esq^ De- 
ceased 

Order *D the mayor L<?5ue his Warrant to the Treas- 

X? urcr of this City to pay to M^ Isnnc Stougtcnlnirgh 

(1120) or his order the sum of fourteen pounds Xineteen 

Warrt Issued Shillings and Six pence in full of his Account Sworn 

to and Allowed Bv this Board ns al'^o the further Sum 
of Three pounds to purchase a Ladder now Belcncfing to Gilbert Ash 
for the use of this Corporation 

M^ Mayor Deliuered into this Board the Report of the Comittec 
wherein Brandt Schuyler Esq^ Deceased was appointed Chairman on 
the fourteenth of October Last to Examine the Chamberlains Ac- 



374 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



ss. 



counts and all other Accounts of this Corporation which Report Being* 
[311] In these words City of Newyork ss: March 25, 1752 

By Virtue of an Order of Common Councill of the 14^? October 
last We the Committee have Examind the Chamberlains ac^ of his 
Corporation & the Warrants with the Charge of Payments made & 
finding them right \\'e do hereby report that there was on y^ Said 
14*1* of October last in Cash on his hands the Sum of fifteen pounds 
Two Shillings & Eight pence due to this Corporation Besides Sundry 
out Standings del.ts as may appear By the Annexed Schedule All 
which is Nevertheless Submitted By Brandt Schuyler Step? V: Cort- 
landt James Livingston Jn? Livingston Leonard Lispinard Peter Clop- 
per which was Read and aprovcd of by this Board and order'd to be 
filed 

Orderkd that Alderman Filkin, Alderman Livingston and M'' John 
Livingston or the Major part of them be a Committee to View the 
Long Bridge at the Lower End of Broad Street and that they make 
an Estimate of what the Expence thereof will Be to Repair the same 
for a five Years and Report the Same thereof to this Board with all 
Convenient Speed 

At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
Twenty Seventh Day of August anno 
Domini 1752 

Edward Holland Esq^ mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'" Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen V Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

piere De peyster 

Robert Benson 

John Provoost 

Francis Filkin 

William De Peyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Livingston 

peter Clopper 
[312] ORDER'n that the mayor Tsfuc his Warrant to 
the Treasurer of This City to pay to John Provoost 
Esq'^ or his Order the sum of £87 : 3 : 2j4 in full of 
his Account for making a Common Drain at the End 
of the Meal Market 



City of } 
Newyork ( 



Present. 



>! 



sESsq*'[?] Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



J 



N? 

(I 130) 
Warrt Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 375 

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

N? urer of this City to pay to Johannes Meyer Messenger 

(1131) and Doorkeeper to this Board or his order the sum 

Warrt Issued of Three pounds fifteen Shillings in full for One 

Quarters Sallary Due unto him and Ending on the 
Thirteenth of August Instant, as also the further Sum of Six Shillings 
for so Much By him advanced and paid for the Buriall of Wann a 
Negro Man Lately Executed in this City 

Resolued that this Corporation Do at their own Expence Build 
or Cause to Be Built a Room of Twelue foot high ouer the Exchange 
now a Building at the Lower End of Broad Street and that the sum 
of Two hundred pounds Be taken upon Interest to purchase Materials 
towards Carrying on said Work and that M*^ Mayor Execute a Bond 
under the Seal of this Corporation for the same and Also ordered 
that Alderman Livingston Alderman Filkin and Mf John Livingston 
Be a Committee to Treat with fit persons to Compleat the same and 
that tliey provide Such Matcrialls for Carrying [on] said work as they 
shall Judge proper 

Order'd that the sum of Thirty pounds Be Allowed By this Board 
for Repairing the Long Bridge in this City 

Francis Bradt of this City Baker applied to this Board to Be one 
of the publick Measurers of this City, whereupon it w^as By this Board 
una[nJimously agreed to, and the said Francis Bradt to[ok] the 
Us [u] all Oath for the Due Execution of the said Office 

City of ^ ^;,j;. At a Common Councill held at the 

New-york j ' Dwelling House of George Bums in the 

said City on Tuesday the first Day of Sep- 
tember Anno Domini 1752 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*^ Recorder 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
[313] Abraham De Peyster 

Nicholas Bavard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
peter Qopper 



>-Esq'f Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



376 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Resolved By this Board that the foundation of the Exchange Now 
aBuilding and to be Built at the Lower End of Broad Street on the 
West side thereof Be taken up and that the same Be made four feet 
Wider then it now is on the said West side 



City of )gg 
Newyork j 



Present. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 19*^ 
of September Anno Domini 1752 

Edward Holland Esq'r Mayor 



^Esq*^? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



J 



James Livingston 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Pcvstcr 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lispinard 
James Livingston 
William De Pevster 
Peter Clopper 

Be it ordained By the mayor aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of Newvork in Common Councill Convened and it is herebv Ordained 
By the Authority of the same that all the Laws orders and Ordinances 
of this Corporation which on the first Day of may one Thousand and 
Seven hundred and fiftv two were made Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lished and Published Re Revived and Continued and Remain in full 
force and Virtue for Six months from and after the Date hereof Viz! 

A Law for the Due observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from Being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A I^w for the better preventing of fire 

A Law for the Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the sale of meal and Flower By measure and 
for Appointing proper Places for the Sale of Meal, Flower, Corn and 
Grain 

A Law for Regulating Negroes Molattoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Carmen 

A Law for the Regulating the Ofilce of packers & Cullers 
[314] A Law for the Regulating the Lying of Wssells in the Docks or 
Slips of this City, and for the preserving the Bridge and Common 
Sewer in the said Doks 

A Law for preserving the Commons and the fish in fresh water Pond 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 377 

A Law for the Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters 
to funeralls 

A Law for paving and Cleansing the streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the City of Newyork and for preventing Nusances within the 
Same (Except Such part thereof as Relates to no Hoggs to be Kept 
on the South Side of fresh \Vater[)] 

A Law in Addition to A Law Entituled a Law for paveing and 
Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of Newyork 
and for preventing Nusances within the Same 

A Law against firing of Guns or other fireworks within the Streets 

A Law prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers (Except Such part thereof 
as was Repealed the Twenty Sixth Day of Aprill i75o[)] 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law for ma [r] king of Butter 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of Newyork 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of Newyork 

A Law for the F>etter Secureing of the City of Newyork from the 
Damag[e] of Gun powder 

A Law for appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night watch in the City of Newyork 

A Law Declaring to what uses the seal of this Corporation the seal 
of the mayors Court, and the seal of the Mayoralty of this City shall 
be put unto 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City of 
Newyork and for preventing the forestallings of provisions Coming 
to the said Markets (M^ Mayor Dissenting to this Law Being pub- 
lished) 

A Law to prevent the Selling or Giuing of unripe fruit and oysters 
within the City of Newyork 

A Law Relating to making of Freeman (Except that part formerly 
Repealed[)] 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter House with the following Al- 
teration that instead of the Publick Slaughter House By the Water 
Side all Neat Cattle to Be Killed at the Slaughter House Belonging to 
M^ Nicholas Bayard Scituate on his I^nd on the North side of Fresh 
Water 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 

(1132) urer of this City to Pay to Joris Brinckerhoof or his 

Warr^ Issued Order the Sum of Two pounds Sixteen Shillings and 

Sixpence Current money of this Colony in full of his 
Accounts Sworn to and Allowed By this Board 



378 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[315] City of ) gg 
New York ( 



Present 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the Said City on Friday The 
Twenty Ninth of September (Newstile) 
Being the feast of Si Michael the arch 
Angle Anno Dom 1752 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

James Livingston 

piere De peyster 

Robert Benson 

John provoost 

Francis Filkin 

Abraham De peyster 

William De peyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Nicholas Bayard 

Leonard Lcspinard 

peter Cloi)per 
Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the mayor 
Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Newyork for Electing this 
Day one Alderman one Assistant two Assessors one Collecter and 
Two Constables in the Six Wards on the South side of Fresh water, 
and one Alderman One Assistant four Assessors, two Collectors and 
four Constables for tlic Out ward of the said City to Serve in The 
Respective Offices for the ^'oar F.nsuein^, the Respective Aldermen of 
Each Respective ward made return this Day into the Office of Town 
Clerk under their hands for the Scverall persons Elected to Serue in 
the Several! Offices aforesaid Vizt 

^John provoost Esq'r 
Peter rio])pcr 



>- Assistants 



East Ward 



Alderman 
Assistant 



William Ludlow 
peter Ketlatas 
David Schuvler 
John Robins 
John Bingham 
'^Piere De Peyster Esq^ Alderman 



t Assessors 
Collector 

1 



Constibles 



West ward -< 



Ni civ. *"!::.- R- <;s':cH 
Walter Du Bois 
Thomas Ludlow 
Joseph Devoe 
Garret Van Warte 
^Arnold Hycth 



1 



Assistant 
Assessors 



Collector 
^Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



379 



Northward 

[316] 



Southward 



V 

r 



Dock Ward. ^ 



Vv 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



< 



Out ward 



\ 

s 
I 



Stephen Van Cortlandt 

Leonard Lispinard 

Cleorge Johnson ) 

Willinni poppledorph 1 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

John Willet 

Isaac Satias 
^Francis Filkin Esq^ 

Abraham De Peystcr 

John Clopper 

Abraham Bokee 

Baltus De Hart 

John Long 

Thomas Witter 

James Livingston Esqf 

John Livingston 

Gerrardus Duycking ) < 

Henr>' Hansen \ 

James Creighton 

Henry Van Den Ham 

Andrew Barren 
^Robert Benson Esq^ 

William De Peyster 

Joseph Byall 

Rob*. B Livingston 

Simon Breasted 

Thomas Barnes 
^ Abraham Sarzadez \ 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
EsqT 

Nicholas Bayard 

Jelius Mandeuill 

Jacob Kip 

William Richardson 

Dennis Hicks 

William Richardson 

Peter Waldron 

Aron Meyer 

John Myer 

John Myer 

Aron Myer 



Alderman 



Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

[Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



Assessors. 

Collector 

Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessors 
Collector 
Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



for Bowery 
Division 






for Harlem 
Diuision 



380 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

His Excellency the honourable George Clinton Captain General! ft 
Governour in Cheif of the province of Newyork and the Territor[i]es 
thereon Depending in America & Vice Admirall of the same and Ad- 
miral! of the white Squadron of his Majesties fleet By and with the Ad- 
vice and Consent of his Majesties Councill was pleased to appoint the 
following Officers for the City and County of Newyork for the year 
Ensucing (to witt) Edward Holland Esq' to Be mayor Water Bailiff 
and Clerk of the Market, John Ayscough Esq^ to be high sheriff and 
Anthony Rutgers Esq'^ to he Coroner 

[317] Resolved (Neniinc Contradicentc) that Isaac De Peyster Esqf 
the Present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City Be and is hereby 
Elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing he Giving Such Security as the Law Directs 

The Mayor having appointed John Long to Be high Constable who 
was Chosen one of the Constables of the South ward and Order'd 
that there Be a New Election of Constable in his Room By the Alder- 
man of the said Ward and that the Election Be on Tuesday Next at 
Ten oClock in the morning 



Cit\ of ^ «^ At a Common Councill held at the 

New York j ' Dwelling House of George Bums in the 

said City on Wednesday the fourth Day of 

October Anno Domini 1752 



Present, lulwanl Holland Esq'' mayor 
James Livingston "] 

Robert DenstMi 
lohii l^rovoo.st 
Frnncis J'ilkin 
Abraham Dc Peysk-r ^ 
Xicli->l.-;s IvoosL-ucll 
Leonnnl Lt'sjiinard 
Jol^i Livin.Cislon 
IVter C'K»:^i)cr 



>-Esq^? I 



q*"? Aldermen 



^ Assistants 



J 



Re.^^olved Ty llii^ r');ir(l t]i;:t ib.e vliole or so much of the founda- 
lic^n on the East side of the ICxchani^e n-jw a P.uildin^j and to Be Built 
at the Lov.er End of l-rr-rul Street as is Necessary Be taken up, and, 
that five Arches T*e : ::i<'e (u er:eh side instead of Six, with two at 
Each End, and (?)Krr.i<r:i,' thr-t M^ 1 ler.ry Bogert Be Appointed and he is 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 381 

hereby accordingly Appointed to procure Materialls for Compleating 
the said Exchange under the Direction of the Committee appointed for 
that purpose, and that this Board Satisfie him for his Trouble in pro- 
cureing the same when finished 

[318] City of ) ^^;, At a Common Councill held at the City 

NewyorkV ' Hall of the said City on Saturday the Four- 

teenth Day of October Anno Dom 1752 
Present. Edward Holland Esq^ mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen \'an Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

piere De peyster 

Robert Benson 

John provoost 

Francis Filkin 

Abraham Depeyster "^ 

William Depeyster 

Nicholas Bavard 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham Lvnsen 

John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 
This Day W^ mayor Attended By Stephen Van Cortlandt Piere 
Depeyster John Provoost and Francis Filkin Esq*? Aldermen Between 
the hour of ten and Eleven in the forenoon of the same Day Went in 
their formalities from the City hall to the house of his Excellency the 
Honourable George Clinton Esq^ Captain Generall and Govemour in 
Cheif of the province of New York and the Territor[ie]s thereon De- 
pending in America Vice Admirall of the same and Admirall of the 
white Squadron of his Majesties fleet and there w^aited on his said Ex- 
cellency and then and there took the Oaths appointed By Act of parle- 
ment to be Taken Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Subpremacy 
the Test and Abjuration Oath in the presence and By Order of his said 
Excellency were administred unto Edward Holland Esq*" as Mayor 
Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets of the Citv of Newvork as 
also one of his Majesties Justice [s] of the peace for the City and 
County of Ncwyork and also the Usuall Oaths of office of mayor Water 
Bailiff and Qerk of the Markets of the Cit>' of Newvork and Justice of 
the peace in the presence of all the seuerall members of this Court above 



>- Assistants 



J 



382 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



mentioned Whereupon the Mayor Attended as aforesaid Returned to 
the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells and proclamatioc 
Made for Silence the Connnission of mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of 
the Markets and the Commissions of High Sherif and Coroner arc 
published and then this Court Returned to the Common Councill Cham- 
ber when the said Edward Holland Esq^ was placed in the Chair and 
then According lo the Directions of his Majesties Royal! Charter 
Granted [3 19 J To this Corporation the said Edward Holland Esq*" 
Mayor of this Corporation Administred the Oaths aforesaid to Be 
taken By Act of parliment instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Subpremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath and the Us[u[al Oaths for 
the Due Execution of their Respective Offices unto the Respective 
Officers and Magistrates following Viz* 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt "^ 
Stephen \'an Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
piere De peyster 
Robert Benson 
John provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
William De peyster 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
peter Clopper 
John Ayscough Esq^ 



Escf? Aldermen of the City of N Y and 
>. Justices of the peace for the City & 
County of Newyork 






j^ Assistants of the City of Newyork 



Anthony Rutgers Esq'' 
Isaac De peyster Esq^ 



high sherif of the City & County of New- 
york 
Coroner of the City & County of Newyork 
Chamberlain or Treasurer of the City of 
Newyork 



East ward 
West ward 
North ward 



Constables Sworn 

John Long High Constable 
(John Bingham 

\ Garret Van Warte 
/Arnold Hycth 



Abraham Ouderkirk 



1 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 383 

^ - , (Thomas Witter William B(X)k Deputy 

South ward i ^ '' 



Dock ward 



Henry Van Den Ham 

Andrew Barren Hugh Mulligan Deputy 

Out ward (William Richardson 

Bowry Diuision /Dennis Hicks 

Harlem Diuision J •\ .; 

/Aron Myer 

Montgo. ward 






John Bingham Cordwainer and Arnold Hyeth Labour [er] Admitted 
and Sworn freemen of this Corporation and orderd to Be Registred 

[320] Ordered that John Willet be fined the Sum of Ten pounds for 
Refusing to be Sworn into the office of Constable of the City and 
County of Newyork and that the Alderman of the North ward Cause 
a New Election of Constable in his Room as Also in the Room of 
Isaac Satias who is Returned Constable of the said Ward and is 
Neither a freeman of this City nor a freeholder in the said Ward, and 
ORDERED that the Elections be on Tuesday next at Ten oQock in the 
morning 

Order'd that there be a New Election of Constables for Mont- 
gomerie ward in the Room place and stead of Abraham Sarzadez who 
is Neither a freeman nor freeholder of this City and the Alderman of 
the said ward Cause the said Election to be on Tuesday next at ten 
oCIock in the morning 

Order'd that the alderman of the East ward Cause a New Election 
of Constable for the said ward in the Room place and Stead of John 
Robins who Being Troubled with many Infirmities and is upwards of 
Sixty years of Age, and that the Election Be on Wednesday Next at 
Ten oClock in the Morning 

orderd the mayor Issue his Warrant to the treasurer 
[N? 1 133] of this City to pay to Augustus \'an Cortlandt or his 

Order the sum of five pounds Current money of this 
Colony in full for the Like Sum By him Advanced and paid to Mathew 
Welch publick whipper of this City for one Quarters Sallary Due unto 
him and Ending the Twenty second of September Last past 



J 



>► Assistants 



384 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City of ^ ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

Newyork j Hall of the said City On Monday the Thir- 

tieth Day of October Anno Dom 1752 

Present Edward Irlolland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
(jcrrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Liuiiiirston _ .,- 

o- T-. r> . >Esq^ Aldermen 

ricre De Peyster ( ^ 

Robert Benson 

Francis Filkin 

Abraham Dcpeyster 

William Depeyster 

Nicholas Ba3^ard 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Leonard Lespinard 

Peter Cloppcr 

Ordered that Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Livingston Alderman 
Filkin M^ Lespinard ^I^ John Livingston and M^ Clopper or the Major 
I)art of them be a Committee for Auditing the Chamberlains Accounts 
and all the publick Accounts of this Corporation 

[321] Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N?(ii34) the Treasurer of this City to pay to Isaac Stouten- 

Warr! Issued burgh or his order the sum of fifty Two pounds Eleven 

shillings and three Pence half penny in full for his 
three Severall Accounts Sworn to & Deliuered to this Board for Sun- 
dry Services for the Use of this Corporation 

Ordered that the mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? (1135) Treasurer of this City to pay to JolTes Roome or his 

Warr* Issued Order the sum of Ten pounds Nineteen shillings and 

Nine pence half Penny for his Acct sworn to & De- 
liuered to this Corporation as also the further sum of one Pound 
Twelve shillings and Two pence for repairing the pump in Broad 
Street 

Ordered the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N° urer of this City to pay to James David or his order 

1 1 36 the sum of Three pounds Eighteen shillings for work 

Warr* Issued Done to The City hall 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



387 



[323] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

(1139) Treasurer of this City to pay unto Jonas Wright or 

Warr* Issued his order the sum of Twelve pounds, Eight ShilHngs 

and Seven pence in full of his Account for sundry 
services, Done by him for this Corporation 

Philip Oliver Labourer is appointed publick whipper of this City 
in the Room and Stead of Matthew Welch, who has Lately Departed 
this City, and orderd he be allowed the Sallary of Twenty pounds Cur- 
rent money of this Colony ^ annum to be paid by four Quarterly pay- 
ments and that his Sallary Commence from this Day 



City of )gg 
New York V 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
I4*t Day of December Anno Domini 1752 



^ 



Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



J 



>• Assistants 



J 



Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to Pay to Johannes Meyer Messenger 
and Doorkeeper to this Board or his order the Sum of 
Three pounds fifteen Shillings in full for one Quarters 
Sallary Due and Ending on the thirteenth Day of No- 
vember Last past and also the further Sum of three pounds for his 
Extraordinary [disbursements] of the Last half Year 



No 

(1140) 
warrt Issued 



d 



388 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the assize of Bread be till further order as follows 
Wheat at 5/3 %? Eushell Vizt 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh .4"^ 8<** for 8** 

A White Loaf of D'' to weigh 2 4 for 4 

A White Loaf of D'^ to weigh I ly^ for 2 

D« of I)^ to weigh o 8>^ for i<* 

A whcatcn Loaf of the Coarsest Uran only| 

taken out to weigh ( ^ ^^"^ 

And orderd that no other bread be made for sale within this Citv 
than According to the above Assize (hard bisqucts only Excepted) 
and that all bakers within this City take notice hereof And make their 
Bread Accordingly 

l^j-^ I The Ct>mrniti.'jc Aj>pointecl the 30*1^ Day of October Last past to 
Audit The Treasurers Books of Accounts and all other Publick Ac- 
counts of this Corporation made their Reports on the Auditt of the 
Late and ])rcsont Di'inity Clerks Accounts in these words Viz^ City of 
New York ss: Wmv. A\'hosc names are hereunto Subscribed being 
Ai)pointod to settle the Accounts Between the Corporation of the 
said City and AluT.hr:'ii I.odj^v I'llc Dcjnily Clerk of the City and 
County of Xew York do C^^rtifie that in (Obedience to the Order of 
Conin:i'n C<nnicil in tht:t l)(.*h:ili made wee have carefully perruscd 
And Lxamined, the Acc^^ liotween this Corporation and the Said 
Abraham Lodge and '.lo Certifio and make this our Report that their 
is duo lo this Corjx ration from the Said Abraham Lodge the Sum 
of Seven pour.ds two Siiillings Current Money of Xew York all Which 
is Nevrrt!:cless Inmihly Su])mitLi'd this Sixth Day of December one 
Thousand Seven hundred and fifty two by. Step? V Cortiandt James 
Livingston Fran? Filkin John Livingston Leonard Lispenard City of 
Nev>- York ss : Wee \Nl'iOse names are hereunto Subscribed being 
Appointed to settle the Accounts between the Corporation of the said 
City and Augustus \': Cortiandt Deputy Clerk of the Said City and 
County of Xew York T>o Certille that in Obedience to the order of 
Common Councill in that Ik'half made wee have Carefully perused 
and Rxamined the Accounts Between tlie Said Corporation and the 
Said Augustus V: Cortiandt And do Certifie and Make this our Re- 
port that their is due to This C<^rj)oratinn from the Said Augustus V: 
Cortiandt the Sum of Twenty one pounds Sc-ven Shillings and ten 
I)cncc Currant Money of X^ew York All which is Nevertheless humbly 
Submitted this Sixth Day of December 1752 By Step? V Cortiandt 
James Livingston Francis Filkin John Livingston Leonard Lispenard 
which Reports arc approved of and Orderd to be filed, and further 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 389 

ORDERD that the said Late & present Deputy Clerks pay the Ballance of 
the Respective Accounts into the hands of the Treasurer or Chamber- 
lain of this City, and that the Said Treasurers Receipt Shall be to them 
a Suffecient Discharge 

The Said Committee Reported that they have Audited the Ac- 
counts Between this Corporation and Abell Hardenbrook and found 
a Ballance due from said Abell Hardenbrook to this Corporation to the 
6*^ of Dec^ Last past Amounting to three hundred and fifty nine 
pounds thirteen Shillings and Three pence at Which time he paid 
into the hands of the Chamberlain the said Ballance as p'" Receipt from 
Said Chamberlain which was Approved of by this Board 

[325] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Jacobus Stoutenburgh 

(1141) or his order the Sum of forty Two pounds Twelve 
Ward Issued Shillings and four pence in full of his Account for 

Sundrys by him Advanced and paid to the use of this 
Corporation As p^ his Account Audited and allowed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N° urer of this City to Pay to Henry Carmer or his order 

(1142) the Sum of Seventeen pounds Six Shillings in full of 
Warr*. Issued his Account for work done at the Exchange as p^ his 

Account Sworn to and allowed of By this board 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N** urer of this City to Pay to Cornelius Bogert or his 

(1143) order the Sum of five Shillings And Six pence in full 
Warr^ Issued of his Account for the Like Sum By him Advanced 

And paid for the Use of this Corporation as also that 

M^" Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of this 

N° City to pay to William Roome or his order the Sum 

(1144) of one pound Seven Shillings and Ten pence in full 
of his Accounts for Sundry Services done for this Cor- 
poration as pf his Ace! Allowed By this Board 

Orderd that the Deputy Clerk of this Board prepare advertise- 
ments to be publickly Affixed up and put in the Weekly Gazzettee for 
Letting of the Ferry Between this and Nassau Island for the Term 
of five Years to Commence on the first Day of May next by Publick 
Out Cry at the Dwelling House of George Burns fronting the Long 
bridge on Wednesday the tenth Day of January next at Two Clock 
in the afternoon to the highest Bidder and that this Board or the 
Major part of them Be a Committee to Let the Same upon Such Con- 
dition as they Shall Judge Proper 



390 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of I ^^ 
New York! 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Thursday the 21*1 
of December Anno Dom? 1752 



>^Esqn Aldermen 



Present Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bavard 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Cloppcr 

[326] Charles Sullivan Labourer admitted and Sworn a free man of 
this Corporation and ordkrd to be Registred 



J 



>- Assistants 



City of \ ^« 
^^ew York j "^^ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 
of January 1753 



"N 



Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Stephen V: Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 



^ Esqf Aldermen 



J 
^ 



y Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



391 



Whereas on Friday the Twenty Sixth Day of April 1751 it was 
Orderd that the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of this 
City to Pay to M*^ Henry Bogert or his order the Sum of one hundred 
Pounds for Materialls purchased by him for building the new fFerry 
house on Nassau Island and Whereas at the time of Drawing the 
Same warrant there was not a SufFecient sum in the hands of the 
Treasurer to Discharge the Said Warrant and for want of which 
the Same Remains unpaid Wherefore in Consideration thereof this 
Board Do Agree that the said Henry Bogert be allowed and paid by 
the Treasurer of this City the Interest of the said Sum from the as- 
signement of the Said Warrant to this Day 



Citv of 
New York 



I 



SS 



At a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Fry day the 
23? Day of Febnf 1753. 



Present 



[327I 



Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*^ Recorder 
Stephen V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham Depeyster 
William Depeyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 



>-Elsq'? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



J 



Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to Augustus Van Cort- 
landt or his order the Sum of five pounds Current 
Money Of this Colony in full for the Like Sum by 
him Advanced and paid to Philip Oliver the publick 
whippcr of this City for one Quarters Sallary due unto him And End- 
ing the Eighth Day of February Instant 



No 

("45) 
Warrent Issued 



390 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ^gg 
New Yorki 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Thursday the 2i«! 
of December Anno Dom? 1752 



>-Esqn Aldermen 



Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 

[326] Charles Sullivan Labourer admitted and Sworn a free man of 
this Corporation and orderd to be Registred 



J 



>- Assistants 



City of I «« 
New York j 



Present 



"N 



>-Esq«l Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 8^ 
of January 1753 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Stephen V: Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Pevster 
William De Pevster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bavard 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 






>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 391 

Whereas on Friday the Twenty Sixth Day of April 1751 it was 
Orderd that the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of this 
City to Pay to M*^ Henry Bogert or his order the Sum of one hundred 
Pounds for Materialls purchased by him for building the new fFerry 
house on Nassau Island and Whereas at the time of Drawing the 
Same warrant there was not a SufFecient sum in the hands of the 
Treasurer to Discharge the Said Warrant and for want of which 
the Same Remains unpaid Wherefore in Consideration thereof this 
Board Do Agree that the said Henry Bogert be allowed and paid by 
the Treasurer of this City the Interest of the said Sum from the as- 
signement of the Said Warrant to this Day 



City of ) ^,^ At a Common Council! held at the 

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

23? Day of FebT 1753. 



>- Esq*? Aldermen 



J 



Present Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 
Stephen V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
[327] Abraham Depeyster 

William Depeyster 
Nicholas Bavard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N® Treasurer of this City to pay to Augustus Van Cort- 

(1145) landt or his order the Sum of five pounds Current 

Warrent Issued Money Of this Colony in full for the Like Sum by 

him Advanced and paid to Philip Oliver the publick 
whipper of this City for one Quarters Sallary due unto him And End- 
ing the Eighth Day of February Instant 



>► Assistants 



392 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Meyer 

(1146) Messenger and Doorkeeper to this Board or order 
Warrent Issued the Sum of Three pounds fifteen Shillings in full 

for one Quarters Sallary due unto him and Ending 
on the Thirteenth of February Instant 

Orderd the Deputy Clerk, Do purchase a Book of the Province 
Laws for this Corporation and Leave it in the Desk in the Common 
Councill Chamber and place the Acct thereof to this Corporation 

The Committee who were appointed on the Thirtieth of October 
Last for Auditing the Chamberlains Account made their Report that 
they had Audited his account to the fourteenth of October Last and 
that there was then Remaining in his hands: thirty five pounds three 
Shillings and four pence Belonging to this Corporation As By the 
Accounts Annexed appears By which it also appears that there Are 
Sundry outstanding Debts Due And owing to this Corporation from 
the Several persons therein named Whereupon it is orderd that the 
Deputy Clerke, prepare an Advertisement to be put in the weekly 
Gazette to Notice All persons that Are in Debt'd to this Corporation to 
pay in their Respective Debts on or before the first Day of May next 
to the Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City or that they will be prose- 
cuted for the same without further Notice. 

The Deputy Clerk produced to this Board the Ingrossed Lease 
from this Corporation to Jacob Brcwington of the fferry on Nassau 
Island in Kings County Hatter, to Commence the first Day of May 
next for the Term of five Years which was read and approved of and 
orderd the seal of this City be Affixed thereto and Signed by M^ Mayor 
and that the same be Delivered to the said Jacob Brewington on his 
Executing a Counterpart thereof and Entring, into Bond with Security 
for performance of the Covenants therein Contained 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to George Burns nine 

(1147) pounds four Shillings and ten pence in full of his 
Warrant Issued account for the Expences of the Committee for Let- 
ting to farm the fferry on Nassau Island on the tenth 

of JanT Last as p^ his Ace! Sworn to and allowed By this Board 

Mr William Walton Delivered unto this Board a Certificate of the 
Number of Davs Bv him Served in Gcnerall Assemblv as one of the 
Representatives of this City from the Eleventh Day of November One 
thousand Seven hundred and fifty two to the twenty Fourth Day of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 393 

October following Amounting in the whole to Nineteen Days which he 

Endorsed Gratis and Declared the Same to be Null and Void and all 

Certificates and Demand of the Like service 

[328] Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to pay 

N? to Francis Filkin Esq*^ or his order £1 : i : 6 for the 

(1148) Like Sum by him paid for cleansing the white hall 

Warrant Issued Slip in this City as also the further Sum of £1 : 2 : o 

for two Blankets paid for by James Livingston Esqf 

for Richard Roach while in Goal who was Lately Executed in this City 

all which was allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N° (1149 Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Henry Bogert 

warrant or his order the Sum of £84 : 2 : 8 being the Ballance 

Issued of his Account with this Corporation (Exclusive of 

whats due to him for the hire of Sundry Negfroes 

Labourers) for Sundry Sums by him advanced and paid to Tobias 

Casparus and others for work done to the Exchange now a Building 

at the Lower End of Broad street, over and above what was paid him 

by John Livingston one of the Managers appointed by this Board to 

Compleat the said Exchange, as p*^ his account Audited and Allowed 

of by this Board as Also the further Sum of fifty pounds being in part 

of his account for the hire of Sundry Negroes Labourers towards 

Building the said Exchange and which was Also Allowed of By this 

Board 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N** urer of this City to pay to Mr John Watts or his order 

(1150) the sum of Twelve pounds seven shillings and four 

Warr! Issued pence for Sundry Disbursments on the Exchange 

now a Building at the Lower End of Broad street, 
which was audited and allowed of Bv this Board 

Orderd that M*^ Anthony Ten Eyck do forthwith pay to the Treas- 
urer or Chamberlain of this Citv all Such monies as he has in his hands 
Belonging to this Corporation 

The Petition of Stephen Crosfield and Joseph Totten was preferred 
to this Board praying that this Corporation would Grant unto them 
their heirs and assigns forever the water Lotts fronting their Scvorall 
Lots of Ground the whole Breadth of their Lotts adjoining to Cherry 
Street towards the East River in the outward of this Citv and to Kx- 
tend from said Gierrv Street to a Certain Street Called water Street 
Under Such Rents Covenants & Conditions as to this Corporation Shall 
[seem] meet. Whereupon It is orderd the Consideration thereof be 
Deferred till the next Common Council! 



394 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N® urer of this City to pay to Anthony Lamb or his order 

(1151) the sum of two pounds ten Shillings in full for a Quar- 

Wart Issued ters Sallary due unto Anthony Ham: Late Messenger 

and Doorkeeper to this Board and Ending on the 14*** 
of July 1749 

The Petition of John Ellison was preferred to this Board praying 
that this Corporation would Grant unto him the Sole Right of ferry- 
ing from this City to the Jersey Shore and Back again from the half 
Moon Battery to Dominees Hook for the Space of seven Years under 
a Reasonable Rent Whereupon It is orderd the Consideration thereof 
be Deferred till the next Common Councill 

Orderd that Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Provoost & M^ John 
Livingston be a Committee to wait on M^ Murray and Mf Lodge and 
Give them a fee of Three pounds Each in behalf of this Corporation 
to Joyn in an Action between this Corporation and M^ Mayor in order 
to Settle who the fees of the severall Stalls and Standings in the Sev- 
crall publick Markets of this City belong to if to M^ Mayor or this 
Corporation 



[329] City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorkf hall of the said City on Fryday the Twenty 

third Day of March one thousand Seven 
hundred and fifty three 

Present Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V: Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham Depeyster ^ 

William Depeyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Livingston 
Peter Qopper 
Nicholas Roosevelt 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



J 



>^ Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 395 

The Petition of Sundry of the Inhabitants and ffreeholders of 
the south Ward of this City was referred to this Board praying that 
this Corporation Would EstabHsh and Grant a Ferry from this City 
to Harsimis to Such person or persons as this Corporation Shall think 
proper and that the Landing place of the said Ferry at the City of 
New York may be fixed & Established to be at or near the west End 
of pearle Street, Whereupon It is orderd that the Consideration thereof 
be Deferred till the next Common Councill 

Orderd the Mavor Issue his warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this City to pay to Andrew Breasted 

(1152) or his order Three pounds Twelve Shillings and 

Warrant Issued four pence half penny in full of his account for work 

done for this Corporation 

Orderd the Like to pay to Adam Dobbs or his 

(N? (1153) order three pounds Two Shillings and Seven pence 

Warrant Issued half penny in full of his Account for work done to 

the Long Bridge as p^ his Account Sworn to and al- 
lowed by this Board 

Orderd the Like to pay to John 

N? (1154) Coe or his order fourteen Shillings in 

Warrant Issued & Delivered full of his Account for Semces done 

to W^ Adam Dobbs by him for this Corporation as p^ his 

Account Audited and Allowed 

The Committee that were appointed to Inspect Digg and Regulate 
Queen street Near Pecks Slip made their Report in these words (to 
witt) &? which was read And approved of By this Board and orderd 
to be filed 

Orderd that Alderman Benson have Liberty to procure a pump to 
l)e put in the workhouse well with a Brass Chamber and Such other 
Implements thereto as will be Necessary and place the Expence thereof 
to this Corporation 

Resolved Bv this Board that the water Lotts into the East River 
fronting the Lotts of Jonas Wright, the widdow Bratt, and John Thur- 
man be Granted unto them Severally under the yearly Rent of Eigh- 
teen pence a foot the whole breadth of their Lotts two hundred foot in 



396 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the said East River and that the Rent Commence and be made pay- 
able on the twenty fifth Day of March one Thousand Seven hundred 
and fifty Seven and [330] Orderd that the Deputy Clerk do prepare 
Grants thereof Accordingly and for As Much as there has been Some 
Dispute a Long time subsi[s]ting Between this Corporation and the 
said Jonas Wright &? Concerning the Extent of the breadth of the said 
Lotts wherefore in order to Settle that DiflFerance this Corporation 
have Agreed w^ith the said Jonas Wright &c: for the Consideration 
of fifty Pounds to ReLease Such their Right to the same to them 
their heirs and assigns for Ever and Orderd that the Deputy Clerk 
Draw a Quit Claim for the Same and prefcrr it to the next Common 
Councill 

It being moved to this Board that the Stalls and Standings of the 
Several Markets of this City Be Let to farm to which M^ Mayor Ob- 
jected Declaring he Conceived he had a Right to the profits of the Sev- 
erall Markets as Clerk of the Same Whereupon the same was Leased 
By this Board (M'^ Mayor Dissenting thereto) to Luke Roomc for one 
Year Viz^ from the first of May next to the first of May one Thou- 
sand seven hundred and fifty four for one hundred and fifty one pounds 
to be paid Quarterly and that the Deputy Clerk prepare Leases Ac- 
cordingly and at the Same time did agree with and Leased unto the 
said Luke Roome the Docks & wharfs of this City from the first of 
may next to the first of May one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty 
four for Two hundred and thirty five pounds to be paid Quarterly he 
Giving Security & Covenanting to take Sixty Scow Loads of mud & 
Dirt out of the Great Dock and tliat the Deputy Clerk prepare Leases 
accordingly 

Orderd that the Committee who were appointed the twenty Sixth 
Day of March one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty two (wherein 
Stephen V: Cortlandt Esq^ is Chairman) to make a Vault behind the 
Work house of this City, do Cause the Room in the Poor house 

to be petitioned oflF in order to put up a Weavers Loom for the use of 
the said Poor house, and that the Expcnce thereof be paid by this Cor- 
poration 



>-Esq'^? Aldermen 



J 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 397 

City of ^ «^ At a Common Council! held at the City 

New York j hall of the said City on friday the Thir- 

tieth Day of March Anno Domini 1753 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*^ Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvcsandt 
Stephen V: Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham Depeyster ^ 

Nicholas Bayard 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Cloppcr 

Whereas there has Been for Some time past a Dispute [331] 
Subsisting Between this Corporation and Harlem with Respect to 
the Boundaries of this Corporation and the Township of Harlem and 
Whereas it Being Represented to this Board that the fFreeholders of 
Harlem have appointed a Committee to meet a Committee of this Board 
in order to settle the Difference Between them and this Corporation It 
is therefore orderd that M*" Mayor M^ Recorder Alderman Stuyves- 
andt Alderman Livingston and M^ Nicholas Bayard or any four of 
them be a Committee to make and Receive proposalls from the said 
Conmiittce of Harlem and Report the Same to this Board with all 
Convenient Speed 

Ori>i:ud that Alderman Stuyvesandt and M^ Nicholas Bayard have 
Liberty to I^y out a Small piece of ground for a Brick Kill for Jaco- 
bus Rykeman Jun^ he paying for the same Yearly and for Every year 
so long as he shall have the same forty Shillings the Rent to Com- 
mence from the twenty fifth day of March Instant and be made pay- 
able on the twenty fifth of March one thousand Seven hundred and 
fifty four and further ordkrd that the said Jacobus Rykeman Give to 
the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City his promisary* Note for the 
payment of the said Rent yearly as it becomes Due 

Order'd the Mavor Issue his warrant to the 

X'^ (1155) Treasurer of this City to pay to Docter John \'an 
Warrant Issued Bueren or his order the Sum of Twelve Shillinc^s 

and Six pence for Medecines administred to Sundry 
poor prisoners while they had the small pox which account is audited 
& allowed 



398 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



The Petition of William Goold of this City Tobacconist was pre- 
ferred to this Board praying a grant from this Corporation to him and 
to his heirs and assigns for Ever the water Lott fronting his Lett of 
Ground the whole breadth thereof and to Extend from Low water 
Mark into the East River two hundred feet under Such Reasonable 
Terms Rents Covenants and Conditions as to this Corporation Shall 
Seem meet whereupon it is ORDiiiRD that the Consideration thereof be 
Deferred till the next Common Council! 



City of ^gg 
New York 



I 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Tuesday the sev- 
enteenth Day of April Anno Domini 1753 



~\ 



Present Edward Holland Esq'^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gerardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V: Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
. William Depeyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 



>^Esq**? Aldermen 



J 



>" Assistants 



J 



[332] Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to 

N° (II 56) the Treasurer of this City to pay to Robert Benson 

Warrant Issued. Esq^ or his order the Sum of five pounds Current 

Money of this Colony to be applyed towards De- 
fraying the Exi)cnce of Sinking a well in Ferry Street in Montgom- 
erie ward of this City 

It being moved to this Board By M^ Lespinard that the Water 
Lotts Petitioned for By himself. Cornelia Rutgers John Roosevelt Jaco- 
bus Roosevelt and Christopher Banker, might be put to the vote, 
wheather the said Water Lotts by them prayed for Should be sold at 
Vendue or to the proprietors of the Said Lotts (at private Sale) front- 
ing the East River on an Annual Rent, whereupon M^ Lespinard Left 



>.Esq'^? Aldermen 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 399 

his Seat and the Majority of this Board did Vote the same Should be 
Granted to such persons (at private Sale) and Under Such Rents as 
this Board Shall think most advantageous to this Corporation 

City of ) «^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York V hall of the said City on Monday the first 

Day of May Anno Domini 1753 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stu>'vesandt 
Stephen V: Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham Depeyster 
William Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 

Be it ordained By the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New Yorke in Common Councill Co[n]vened And it is hereby or- 
dained by the Authority of the Same that all the Laws, orders and or- 
dinances of this Corporation which on the nineteenth Day of Septem- 
ber one thousand Seven hundred And fifty two were made ordained 
Renewed Established and Published Be Renewed and Continued and 
Remain in full force and Virtue for three Months, from and after the 
Date hereof Viz*. 

A Law for the due Observ^ation of the Lords Dav Called Sundav 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion 

A Law to Appoint sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better preventing of fire 
[333] ^ Law for the marking of Bread 

A Law for prohibiting the Sale of Meal and Flour By measure, 
and for Appointing proper places for the Sale of Meal, flower, Com 
and Grain 



>» Assistants 



400 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law for Regulating of Negroes, Molattoes And Other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating of Carts and Carmen 

A Law for the Regulating the Office of packers and Cullers 

A Law for the Regulating the Lying of Vessels in the Docks or 
Slips of this City And for the preserving the Bridge and Common 
Sewer in the said Docks 

A Law for preserving the Commons, and the fish in fresh water 
pond 

A Law for the Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters 
to funcralls 

A Law for paveing and Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the City of New York, and for preventing Nusances within the 
Same (Excepting such part thereof as Relates to no Hoggs to be Kept, 
on the South Side of fresh Water[)] ; 

A Law in addition to a Law Entituled a Law for paving and 
Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of New York, 
and for preventing Nusances within the Same 

A Law against fircing of Guns or Other fire works within the 
Streets 

A Law for prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers (Except Such part 
thereof as was Repealed the Twenty Sixth of April i75o[)] 

A Law for preventing frauds in fire wood 

A Law for Marking of Butter. 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the Citv of New York 

A Law for the Better Securing of the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gun Powder 

A Law for appointing Establishing and Regulating a good & Suffi- 
cient Night Watch in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what uses the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayors Court And the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City 
Shall be put unto 

A Law for Regulating the publick Markets within the City of New 
York and for preventing the forestallings of provisions Comeing to the 
said -Markets (M*" Mayor Dissenting to this Laws being published [)] 

A Law to prevent the selling or Giveing of unripe fruit and Oysters 
within the City of New York 

A Law Relating to Making of freemen (Except that part formerly 
Repealed [)] 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 401 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter House with the following 
alteration that instead of the publick Slaughter houses by the water 
side All neat Cattle to be killed at the Slaughter house belonging to 
M*" Xicliolas Bayard Scituate on his Land on the North side of fresh 
Water 

Uui>i:KD that the Conjvtittee who were ap^xjinted to Build the Ex- 
change at the Lower End of Broad Street have power to repair the 
Grerit Deck near the Long Bridge and to Employ proper persons to 
provide materials for Repairing the same, and place the Expence there- 
of to this Corporation 

OrdiiRd that M*^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

^" U157) Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Meyer mcs- 

W'arr: Issued senger and Door keeper to this Board or his order the 

Sum of Three pounds Current money of this Colonv 
for Kxtraordinarv Services Bv him done the Last Year for this Cor- 
poration 

Orders that Alderman Stuyvesandt Alderman Livingston and M^ 
Nicholas Bayard be a Committee to Run the Line between this Corpo- 
ration And John \''an Zandt in the outward of this Cit>', in order to 
Settle the Encroachments made By the said John \'an Zandt 

Orderd that M*^ Mavor Alderman Stuvvesandt Alderman Cort- 
landt. Alderman Livingston, Alderman l>cnscn. Alderman Provoost, Al- 
derman Filkin ^V Nicholas Bavard M^ Nicholas Roosevelt M'' Leon- 
ard Lespinard [334] And M'' John Livingston or any nine of them be 
a Committee to Inspect the Accounts of the Chamberlain and to order 
Such of the Accounts as are Recoverable to be put in suit and such 
others as are not to Strike off as Insolvents and to Ballance the said 
Accounts 

Whereas on the Twentv first of mav one thousand seven hundred 
and fifty one it was orderd by this Board that the Water Lotts front- 
ing the up Lott of Stephen Bayard in Montgomeric ward of this City 
Laying between the Lotts of Alderman Benson and Thomas Barnes be 
Granted to him Under the Rent of Eighteen pence A foot the whole 
breadth of his Lott and to Extend Two hundred foot into the East 
River and that the Rent Commence and be made payable on the twent}-- 
fifth of March one thousand seven hundred and fifty Seven Since 
which the said Stephen Bayard has Granted and Cunvevd the said 
upland to Jolm Bcekman of this City Merchant as By a Conveyance 
from the said Stephen Bayard to the said John Beekman appears. 
Vol. V.-26 



402 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Whkiieupon it is ORDERD by this Beard that the said Water Lott as pe- 
titioned for by the said Stephen Bayard be Granted to the said John 
Beckman upon the Conditions and payments As Abovesaid and that 
the Deputy Clerk prepare a Grant Accordingly 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N9 1 1 58 of this City to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh Overseer of the 
watch or his order the Sum of Twenty two pounds Twelve 
Shillings Current Money of this Colony in order for him to pay the 
Severall Constables for the Several Nights and Days they watched 
Respectively from the fourteenth of October one thousand Seven 
hundred and fifty two to the fourteenth of April Now Last past as also 
the further Sum of fifteen pounds Like Money to purchase firewood 
and Lamp Oyl for the Use of the watch house &? for the Ensuing Year 



City of I ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York^ hall of the said City on Thursday the Third 

Day of May Anno Domini 1753. 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvcs::ndt ^ 

Stephen Van Cc;rtlandt 

James Livingston 

Picre Depcystcr 

Robert Benson 

William Depeyster 

Leonard Lispinard I a • ^ x 

, . _ . . ^ >- Assistants 



^Esq^ Aldermen 



J 



John Livinpfston 

Nicholas Roosevelt j 

W Augustus \^an Cortlandt produced to this Board an Appoint- 
ment under the Hand and Seal of his Excellency the Honourable 
George Clinton Captain Gcnerall and Governour in Chief of the prov- 
ince of New York &^ of the Severall Offices of Common Clerk, Clerk 
of the Court of Record and Clerk of the peace and of the Sessions of 
the peace for the City and County of New York to him as also his 
Majesties Commission under the Great Seal of the province of New 
York to him for the said Offices During Good Behaviour in the Roome 
and Stead of the Hono''*^ John Chambers Esq'^ late Common Clerk, 
Clerk of the Court of Record and Clerk of the peace and of the Sessions 
of the peace for the s^ City & County who hath Surrendered and De- 
livered up [335] the Same which were Read, upon which the said 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 403 

Augustus Van Cortlandt took the Oaths Appointed by Law and the 
Oath for the Due Execution of the said Severall Offices. And was 
accordingly admitted by this Board and then M^ Lambert Moore was 
Sworn and admitted his Deputy whereupon it is orderd &^ that the 
said John Chambers DeHver to the said Augustus Van Cortlandt the 
Charter, City Seal, the publick Records, the Seal of the Mayors Court, 
and all other papers and Records whatsoever belonging to this Cor- 
poration of what kind or nature soever to be by him kept for the use 
of this Corporation 

City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorky^ Hall of the said City on Thursday the 24^^ 

Day of May Anno Domini 1753 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen \'an Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
William Depeyster 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
(1159) ^his City to pay to Augustus V: Cortlandt or his order the 
Sum of five pounds Current money of this Colony in full for 
the Like Sum By him Advanced and paid to Philip Oliver the publick 
AVhipper of this City for one Quarters Sallar>' Due unto him and End- 
ing the Eighth of this Instant May 

The Clerk produced to this Board the Drafts of Severall Deeds 
from this Corporation to Jonas Wright Devertie Bratt and John Thur- 
man for Water Letts which were Read and approved of and orderd 
to be Engrossed and the Seal of this City be affixed to one part thereof 



jvEsq^l Aldermen 



J 



>* Assistants 



404 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

and [336] Signed by i\K Mayor and Delivered to them on their Exe- 
cuting a Counterpart to the use of this Corporation And at the same 
time the said Clerk did also produce to this Board a Quit Claim from 
this Corporation to the said Jonas Wright Devertie Bratt and John 
Thurnian of a Slip or Gore of Ground adjoining to their Lotts which 
was Read and approved of and orderd the Same be Engrossed in one 
of the Books of the City Grants belonging to this Corporation 

The Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Deed from this 
Corporation to John I>cek:'iian of a water Lott which was Read and 
approved of and orderd to be Engrossed and the seal of this City be 
Affixed thereto and Dolivercd to him on his Executing a Counterpart 
thereof 

The Clerk prc-duced idbo to this Board the Draft of a Lease from 
this Corporation to William Dubbs of a Lott of Ground in Montgom- 
erie ward of this City for th.e Term of ten Years on an Anual Rent 
which was read and Approved of by this Board and orderd to be En- 
grosed and the Seal of this City Affixed thereto and Delivered to him 
on his Executing a Coiintorj^-^rt thereof 

C>Ki>r.i;L' t'lo ?.i:iy«>r Is^^ue his warrant to the 

N*' (1160) Trcpsurcr of tin's City to pay to Johannes Meyer 

Warrant Issued Messenger and Dooricopcr to this Board or order 

the sum of three pv-nnds fifteen shillings in full for 
one Quarters Sallary Due unto him and landing on the Thirteenth of 
this Instant May 

("■r.i'EiU) tlio Mayor Is.Mie his v/arrant to the Trcas- 
N° ( 1 161) urer of this City to pay to Samuel Bell or his order the 
War^ Issued Sum of three pounds ten Shillings in full of his Ac- 
count for v.crk dr-nc to the fire Engine Belonging to 
this Corporation Vvhich is Sv.nni to and allowed of By this Board 

Refofatd Sc It is the opinion of tins Board tlint the Warfarge of 
the street T'ommonly Called the way house Street to the Eastwards of* 
the Water Lott Xumbcr four hereto f'^re (Jrnnted to the I^te Colonel 
John Moore is the i-jroperty of this ■(.V.rf>orr.ti''^'n 

OkpruD that M^ Mayor \<y,v,c his wnrrnnt to the 

X'' Treasurer of this Cilv in dp.v to Alderman Provoostthe 

(1162) Sum of Three pounds Two Shillings fc^r the Like Sum 

Warl Issued P>y him Advanced and paid to Elbert Haring being in 

full of his Account with this Corporation as also the 
further Sum of one pound and Eight pence By him Also Advanced 
& paid to Malcom Cample in full of his acct with this Corporation 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 405 

[337I Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N® (1163) Treasurer of this City to pay to Wynant Van Zant the 

Sum of Seventeen pounds nine Shilhngs and two pence 
in full of his Account for Sundry Services By him done to the pump 
at the Alms house which was Audited and allowed 

Orderd the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N° (1164) of this City to pay to Peter Giraud or his order the sum 

of five pounds nineteen Shillings And Six pence in full 
of his Account for work done at the Alms house which was Sworn to 
and allowed of By this Board 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N° (1165) urer of this City to pay to Henry Carmer the Sum of 
Warrt Issued forty pounds in part of what is Due to him for pro- 
viding Sash Window Frames Glass &c: for the New 
Exchange now a Building at the Lower End of Broad Street 

Orderd the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N° (1166) urer of this City to pay to M'' Nicholas Roosevelt or his 

Wart Issued order the Sum of Twenty pounds towards purchasing 

Stone for Carrying on the foundation of the Barn at 
Nassau fferry on Long Island 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? (1167) urer of this City to pay to James Mills or his order the 

Warr* Issued Sum of Thirty Eight pounds Ten Shillings in full 

of his Account for Victualling Sundry prisoners and 
firewood found and provided for them in the Goal of this City &c as 
by his Account Sworn to and Allowed 

Orderd that W'ilHam Dobbs have Liberty to Repair the Wharffe 
Opposite to his Lott which he Lately Leased from this Corporation 
L"^nder the Direction of the Alderman and Assistant of Montcromerie 
Ward and that the Expence thereof Be paid out of the Rent of the 
Ensuing Year 

M^ John Livingston produced to this Hoard an Ac- 

N*^ (1 168) count Amounting to Two hundred and four pounds & 

War* Issued five pence Current Money of this Collony for Sundry 

Sums By him Advanced and paid By order of this Board 
for Building the Exchange at the Lower End of Broad Street By which 
it appears there is due on the Said Account to the said John Liv- 
ing:,ton a Ballance of four pounds [338] And five pence orderd the 



4o6 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of this City to pay to the 
said John Livingston or his order the said Ballance of four pounds 
and five pence and further orderd that the sum of one hundred pounds 
Be allowed and paid to the said John Livingston By the Treasurer of 
this City towards Further Carrying on the said Exchange 

The Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Deed of a Water 
Lott from this Corporation to Jacobus Roosevelt which was Read and 
approved of By this Board and orderd to be Engrossed and the seal 
of this City to be affixed thereto and Delivered to him on his Executing 
a Counterpart thereof 



City of ) gg 
New York C 



Present 



^Esq*"? Aldermen 



^ 



At a Common Councill Held at the 
City Hall of the said [City] on Fryday the 
Thirteenth Day of July Anno Domini 1753 

Edward Holland Esq'" Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt "^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Fran? Filkin 
Abraham Dcpeyster 
William Depcyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 

Ordkrd that Mf Mavor Issue his warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Nicholas Bayard 
or bis (M'clcr the Sum of five pounds nine shillings 
And Six pence Current r.ioiicy of tins Colony in full 
for the Like Sum by him Advanced and paid for the 
use of this Coq:)oration by order of this Board 

M^" William Walton Delivered to this Brnr-l a Certificate of the 
Number of Davs bv him Served in Gcnerall assctnblv as one of tbe 
Representatives of this City from the first Day of May one tbousaud 
Seven hundred & fifty three to the fourth Day of July following 



^Assistants 



J 



]Sfo 

(1169) 
Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 407 

Amounting in the whole to Thirty five Days which he Indorsed Gratis 
and Declared the Same to be null and Void and all Certificates and 
Demands of the Like Service 

John Willson Merchant admitted and Sworn a freeman of this 
Corporation and ordkrd to be Registred 

[339J -^^^ John Watts Delivered tu this Board Two Severall Tickets 
of the Number of Days by- him Served in Generall Assembly as one of 
the Representatives of this City one of which is from the Eighth of 
November one thousand Seven hundred and fifty two to the Eleventh 
of the Same Month amounting to four Days &c : the other is from the 
first of mav One thousand Seven hundred and fiftv three to the fourth 
of July following amounting to Thirty five Days both which he En- 
dorsed Gratis, and Declared the same to be null and \'oid and all 
Certificates And Demands of the Like Service 

^.K Mayor Produced to this Board A List of the names of Sundry 
persons who had taken out Lycences for Retailing of strong Liquors 
within this Citv from the Twentv Sixth of March one Thousand Seven 
hundred & fiftv three to the Twentv fifth of March one Thousand 
Seven hundred & fifty four Amounting to the Number of one hundred 
and Sixty persons and who together had paid for the Same Two 
hundred pounds four Shillings Current Money of this Colony Orderd 
that ho pay the Same to the Chamberlain of this City Retaining 
thereout in his hands four Shillings for Lycence and paying thereout 
to the Clerk five Shillings for Every Lycence so by him Granted 
During the Time therein Mentioned 

Orderd that Luke Van Rants be appointed one of the firemen for 
Montgomerie ward in the Room place & Stead of John Man who is 
verv infirm and not able to attend the said Office 

Orderd that John Coe be appointed and he is hereby appointed 
one of the firemen of the Dock ward in Room place and Stead of 
David \'an Gelder who is very infirm and not able to [attend to] the 
Duties of the said Office. 

M'' John Livingston prcduced to this Board an 

X? I 1 170) Account Amounting to one hundred and tliirty Eight 

Warr* Issued pounds and nine pence half penny Current money of 

this Colony for Sundry Sums By him Advanced and 
paid By order of this Board for Building the Exchange at the Lower 



4o8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

End of Broad Street By which it Appears there is Due on the said 
Account to the said John Livingston a Ballance of thirty five pounds ft 
four pence half penny orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to the said John Livingston or his order 
the said Ballance of Thirty four pounds & four pence half penny and 
further orderd that the Sum of one hundred pounds be allowed & 
payed to the said John Livingston By the Treasurer of this City By 
warrant from the Mayor towards further Carrying on the said 
Exchange 

[340] Orderd that a further allowance of forty pounds 

N° (1171) be allowed and paid to M^ Nich? Roosevelt towards 

Wart Issued Compleating the Dock at Nassau ferry & for Remove- 

ing the Barn at said ferry & that M*" Mayor Issue his 
warrant to the Treasurer of this City for the payment of the same 

Orderd that M^ Mayor M'^ Recorder Alderman Livingston Alder- 
man Provoost M^ Nicholas Bayard Mf John Livingston And M^ 
Lespinard or any five of them be a Committee to Revise the Laws of 
this Corporation and to prepare a Draft or Drafts of an Act or Acts 
of Assembly to be Laid before the Generall Assembly at the next 
sessions And Report the Same to this Board when done with all 
Convenient Speed 

Orderd that the second Store [story] of the Exchange now a- 
building at the Lower End of Broad Street be not Exceeding fifteen 
feet in height and not Less than fourteen, and that the Room be arched 
from the height of the Said fourteen feet and that a Cupola be Erected 
on said Exchange under the Direction of the Committee appointed 
for Compleating the said Exchange 

Abraham Mills of this Citv Inholder Came into Common Councill 
And prayed this Board would be favourably pleased to Lease to him 
& his heirs for the Term of Twenty one Years a Small piece of Ground 
Containing an acre and a half or there abouts Lying a Little to the 
North ward of the House of John Van Zandt wherein he now Lives in 
the outward of this City under the Yearly Rent of forty Shillings a 
Year to which proposall this Board Did agree to and orderd that the 
Alderman & Assistant of the said outward Lay out tlic Same for liim 
and Report the Same to this Board with all Convenient Speed in 
Order that a Lease be made out for the Same to the Said A]»raham 
Mills Accordingly 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



409 



[341] City of } 

New York) ^^ 



Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Frj'day the Twenty 
Seventh Day of July Anno Domini 1753 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stu>^esandt 



^ 



>.Esq*l Aldermen 






>> Assistants 



J 



N? (1172) 
Warr* Issued 



Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere Depeyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Pevster 
William Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bavard 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh or his 
order the Sum of five pounds one Shilling and Ten 
pence half penny for work Done at the poor house 
and City hall of this City as p^ his account Sworn to and allowed as 
Also the further Sum of Three pounds to be by him Laid out for Lamp 
Oyl for the City Lamps 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? (1173) urer of this City to pay to W Henry Bogert or his 

Warrt Issued order the Sum of forty pounds for the Like Sum By 

him Laid out for Sundry Materials for the new 
Exchange now a Building at the Lower End of Broad Street 

Orderd that M^ Mavor Issue his warrant to the 

N° (1174) Treasurer of this City to pay to Ahasuerus Turk or his 

Warrt Issued order the Sum of Two pound Twelve Shi!linc3:s and 

Six pence in full of his Account with this Corporation 
as p^ his Account Sworn to and allowed 

Orderd that M^ Mavor Issue his warrant to the 
N? (1175) Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Jacobus Turk or 
Warr* Issued his order the Sum of Twenty ^\(t pounds Twelve Shil- 
lings and Two pence in full of his Account with this 
Corporation as p*" his Account Sworn to and Allowed of by this Board 



41 o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[342] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? (1176) Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Nicholas Roosevelt 

Warr^ Issued or his order the sum of Twenty pounds towards Com- 

pleating the Dock at Nassau Ferry and for Removeing 
the Barn kc, belonging to this Corporation at Said Nassau Ferry 

Orderd that Alderman Livingston Alderman Provoost M^ Nicholas 
Bayard and M^ Peter Clopper or any three of them be a Committee 
to \'icw the pavement on both sides the Wall Street from M^ 
Mathemans Corner to the End of M^ Jacobus Roosevelts New Pave- 
ment and that they take to their assistance the City Surveyor and make 
Report thereof to this Board (in what manner it Shall be made and 
paved ) with all Convenient Speed 

Be it ordained by tlie Mayor aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New York in Common Councill Convened, and it is hereby Ordained 
by the Authority of the Same that all the Laws orders and ordinances 
of this Corporation which on the first Day of May Last were made 
ordained Renewed Established and Published be Renewed And Con- 
tinued and remain in full force and Virtue for three Months from the 
first r^ay of August next Viz^ 

A Lav/ for the Due observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion 

A Law to appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the letter preventing of fire 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting tlic Sale of Meal and flour By measure and for 
Appointing proper places for the Sale of Meal flour Corn and Grain 

A Law for rcgul:it''rcc negroes Molattoe? and other Slaves 

A Law for Reguhiting Carts and Carmen 

A T-aw for the Rrj^nlnting tlie office of Packers and Cullers 

A Law for the Regulating th.e Lying of Vessels in the Docks or 
Slips of this City and for preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer in 
The said Docks 

A Law for preserving the Commons and the fish in fresh Water 
Pond 

A Law for tlie ro<7nlatinG: & Lstabli si n'nrr fees for the Inviters to 
fune rails 

A Lnw for pavcing and Cleaning the Streets Lanes and alleys with- 
in the City of New York and for preventing Nusances within the same 
(Except Such part thereof as relates to no Hoggs to be kept on the 
Soutli side of fresh \\'aterr>T 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 411 

A Luw ii; addition to [the] Law Entitulcd a Law for paving & 
ClcanMni^ ilie Streets Lanes and alleys within the City of New York 
and tVr preventing" Xusances within the Same 

[343 1 A I^w against firing of Guns or other fire works w^ithin the 
Streets 

A L.'iw prohibiting hawlcers and Pedlars (Except Such part there- 
of a- uas Repealed the Twenty sixth Day of April i75o[)] 

A Law for preventing frauds in fire wood 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 

A Law for the Better Securing of the City of New York from the 
Dangers of Gun powder 

A Law for appointing Establishing and regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night watch in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what use the Seal of this Corporation the Seal 
of the Mavors Court and the Seal of Mavoraltv of this Citv Shall 
be put L'nto 

A Law for Regidating the Publick Markets within the City of New 
York and for preventing the forestalling^ of provisions Comeing to the 
said Markets M'' Mayor Disenting to this Law being Published 

A Lr.w to prevent the Selling or Civeing of unripe fruit and Oysters 
within the City of New Y^'ork 

A Law Relating to making of Freemen (Except that part formerly 
Repealed i ) | 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter House with the following 
alteration that instead of the Publick Slaughter Houses By the water 
Side all neat Cattle to be Killed at the Slaughter House Belonging to 
M'' Nicholas Bayard Scituate on his Land on the South Side of fresh 
Water 

Orderd the Clerk of this Board affix the Sea! of thi Corporation to 
a warrant of Attorney to Joseph Murray and ahrahrni Lodge EsqH 
to Appear for this Corporation in their Politick (^anar>y in {h*: action 
Latelv iiifreed to be Brought by Consent between this Corporation And 
M»" Mayor for Trying in who the fees of the Stalls and Stan(lin.f::s of 
the Severall Markets of this Citv Ixlrm^ to. if to M'' ^Lavor as Clerk 
of the Markets or to this Corporalir n a? also one other warrant to W^ 
Smith Esqf to Defend a Certior;iri Lately brought by Jolin A^pinwall 
for Levying a fine on him for Refusing to be Sworn into the Office of 
Constable of this City pursuant to his Majesties Royall Charter 



412 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Granted to the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of 
New York 

The Committee appointed the 6*!? of March 1752 to Inspect Digg 
and Regulate Queen Street near Pecks Slip make their Report in the 
words following Vizt 

City of New York SS 

The Committee appointed in Common Councill the 6*? March 175^ 
to Inspect, [344] Digg and Regulate Queen Street near Pecks Slip in 
obedience thereto Do Report that they have with the assistance of the 
City Surveyor Levelled the said Street and are of Opinion as follows ; 
that Begining at the uper part of the Stone Step of Capt Thomas 
Greenels house to ascend on Every Ten feet as far as Jame[s] Lowes 
house 434 Inches; and have also Levelled from Said Greenels house 
to John Daylys house finding the length to be 200 feet and find an 
ascent of 3>^ feet on the first 30 feet and on the Remaining 170 feet 
only 3J/' feet more which we are of Opinion is Irregular and Should 
have a Regular Ascent of 4 1-5 Inches on Every 10 feet all which is to 
be Submitted to this Board this 22 May 1753 RoK Benson Stephen V 
Cortlandt James Livingston Leonard Lespinard Nicholas Roosevelt. 

Which Report is read and approved of and agreed to by this Board 
and ORDERD to be filed. 



City of ) gg 
s^ew York ( 



Present 



>^Esq'? Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the Sixth 
Day of September Anno Domini 1753 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuvvesandt 

Stephen V : Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere Depeystcr 

Robert Benson 

John T^rovoost 

Francis Fill-in 

Abraham Dcptvstcr 

William Dcpeysler 

Nicholas Bavard 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Livingston 

Peter Clopper j 



•n 



>► Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 413 

Orderd that M*" Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N® Treasurer of this City to pay to M'^ Henry Bogert or 

(1 177) his order the Sum of Thirty Six pounds fourteen 

Warrant Issued Shillings and Eight Pence being the Ballance of his 

Account with this Corporation as p'' his Account 
Audited and allowed of by this Board as also the further Sum of 
Twenty pounds to be by him applied to the new Exchange A Building 
at the Lower End of Broad Street 

[345] Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Nicholas Roosevelt 

(1 178) or his order the Sum of fifty Eight pounds five Shil- 

Warr! Issued lings and Seven pence in full for the Ballance of his 

Accoimt for v/ork done at Nassau Ecrrv 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1 179 urer of this City ti> pay to M^ Feler Clopper or his order the 

Sum of fourteen pounds Eleven Shillings and Seven pence 

in full of his Account for Sundry Sums By him paid for the use of this 

Corporation 

Orderd that M^ Mavor Issue his warrant to the 

N*> fiiSo) Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Messen- 

War! Issued gcr and Doorkeeper to this Board or his Order the Sum 

of three pounds fifteen Shillings in ful! for one Quarters 
Sallary Due unto him and Ending the Thirteenth of August Last past 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 

N° this City to pay to Auiru.-tus \'an C<n-tlandt or l.is ordtr tlif* 

(1181 ' Sum of five poiuuls Currcr.t Mt-ney of this Colony in full for 

tb.e Like Sum by h.ini advar.ccd vi paid to riiilip Oliver l!ie 

Publick whipper of this City for one Quarters Sallary Due unto him 

and Ending the Eighth Day of August Last past 

The Petition' of Benjamin Paine was preferred to this Board 
Praying a Grant of the Ground Soil and Water Lett from the Roar of 
his Land into the North River Two hundred feet bevond Low Water 
Mark Lying Between the house and Grc»und of Lawrence Myer on the 
North, And the Ground of S^ Peter Warren on the South on Such 
Rea«Jonablc Terms Rents t^c: WnERirroN it i^ oi^DKrn that AM'"-- 
man Depeyster Alderman Cortlandt Mcss*^ Nicholas Roosevelt and 
Lespinard or the Major Part of them be a Committee to Enquire into 
the Allegations of the said Petition, And take to tlieir assistance the 



414 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City Surveyor and make Report thereof to this Board with all Con- 
venient Speed 

Orderd that Mf Mayor 'M^ Recorder & Mr Lespinard or any two 
of them be a Committee to wait on M^ Murray M^ Smith M^ Nicoll & 
Mf Smith Jun^ and Give them a Retainer of three pounds Each to 
Consult them wheather the Ground and Soil from high to Low Water 
Mark at Brookland Ferry be in this Corporation or not and if they 
Should be of Opinion that the said Ground and Soil belong to this 
Corporation that an Action of Trespass and Ejectment be forthwith 
Commenced in the name of this Corporation against Jacob Remsen 
for an iMicroachment By him made on the part of the said Ground 
and Soil at the Said Brookland Ferry 

[346] Ordkrd that Alderman Filkin and M^ Abraham De Peyster be 
a Committee to wait on the Honourable Archibald Kennedy Esq' 
Collector of his Majesties Customs at the port of this City of New 
York and Demand from him the Keys of the magazine belonging to 
tliis Corporation, and report his answer to this Board with all Con- 
venient Speed; whereupon the said Committee after being Returned, 
Reported to this Board they had accordingly Demanded from the said 
Archibald Kennedy the Keys of the said magazine, who returned for 
answer that provided this Corporation would permitt or Suffer him to 
put Such powder as he had so Seized, in the petition in the magazine, 
he would forthwith Deliver up the said Keys to the Keeper of the 
said magazine, which proposall this Board agreed to, and orderd that 
he have Liberty to put the same into the s^ petition 

Orderd that alderman Cortlandt, Alderman De Peyster M'' W«? 
De Peyster and Mr Nicholas Roosevelt or the Major Part of them be a 
Committee to View the Ground taken in possession by David Jonathan 
Provoost being on the Commons, belonging to this Corporation and 
that they take to their Assistance the City Surveyor and make Report 
thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed 

The alderman and assistant of the outward returned the Survey 
of a Small piece of Ground prayed for by Abraham Mills Containing 
an Acre and an half Lying a Little to the Northward of the house of 
John Van Zandt wherein the said Abraham Mills Lives whereupon it 
is ORDERD By this Board that a Grant be made out to the said Abraham 
Mills pursuant to the Said Survey for the Term of Twenty one Years 
under the Yearly rent of forty Shillings and that the Rent Commence 
from this Day 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



415 



[347I City of )gg 
New York V 



>"Esq'^ Aldermen 






>► Assistants 



N° (I 182) 
Warrt Issued. 



At a Common Council! Held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
Twenty fifth Day of September 1753 
Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to Pay to Doctor John Van Bueren 
or his order the sum of Three pounds & Six pence in 
full of his ace! for Examining Sundry Vessells by 
order of this Board, which were Lately Come from Sea and Supposed 
to have Some infectious Disorder on Board of them 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to pay to Peter Giraud or his order 
the sum of Twenty five pounds for Removing the Bam 
at Nassau Ferry 

Orderd the Mavor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to pay to Daniel Giraud or his order 
the Sum of fifteen pounds in part of his Account for 
Work Done at Nassau fferrv 

m 

Orderd the Deputy Clerk prepare a Bond from the Corporation to 
Piere Depeyster Esq*" and affix the Seal of this City to the Same in the 
Penalty of four hundred Pounds with Condition to Pay him the Sum 
of Two hundred Pounds on the Twenty fifth Day of September Next 
at 7 ^ C! ^' Annum and that the Same be Signed By the Mayor and 
Counter Signed By the Qerk 

[348] Orderd that M'' John Livingston Pay to Henry Carmer or his 
Order the Sum of one hundred Pounds towards further Carrying pn 
the Exchange abuilding at the Lower End of the Broad Street, out 
of the Moneys to Be By him received of Piere De Peyster Esq' 



N? (I 183) 
Warrt Issued 



No (1 184) 
Warr* Issued 



41 6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Petition of John Teller Jacobus Stoutenburgh and Mary 
Van Vlack in behalf of themselves and others was preff erred to this 
Board praying a Grant of Some Lands belonging to this Corporation 
in Exchange for the Negroe burying place, as also for a small Slip of 
Land on which a Pott house &c: are built Whereupon It is orderd 
Bv this Board that the Consideration thereof Be Deferred till the next 
Common Councill 

Whereas on Friday the Twenty Seventh Day of July Last it was 
Reported By a Committee Appointed on the Sixth Day of March one 
Thousand Seven hundred and fifty two for the Inspecting Diging and 
Regulating Queen Street near Pecks Slip that they had with the 
Assistance of the City Surveyor Levelled the said Street, and were 
of Opinion as followeth to witt that Begining at the Upper Part of 
the Stone Step of Cap* Thomas Grcnalls house to Ascend on Every 
Ten foot as farr as James Lowes house 4J4 Inches Whereupon It is 
ORDKRi) By this J>oartl tliat the ordv^r made tliereon Be repealed, and 
that Instead thereof to Begin and Run from the upper Side of the 
Stone Scill Before the Stoop of Said Capt Thomas Grenalls House to 
the Northermost Side of M^? De Lamontanics House and that the 
Ascent be in Every Ten foot 4^4 Inches and that Due Obedience be 
Paid to this Last order 

City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York I hall of the said City on Saturday the 

twenty Ninth Day of September Being the 
feast of St Michael the Arch Angle Anno 
Domini 1753 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson l!sq^ Recorder 
Gcrrardus Stuyvcsandt 
Stci)hen Van Cortlandt 
Piere De Peystcr 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
[349] Abraham De Peyster 

William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 

Nicholas Bayard >^ Assistants 

Leonard Lcspinard 
John Livino^ston 
Peter Clopper 



^ 



>^Esq'? Aldermen 



V 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



417 



Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Elect- 
inc^ this Day one Alderman one Assistant two Assessors one Collector 
And Two Constables in the Six wards on the South side of fresh water 
And one Alderman one Assistant four Assessors, two Collectors and 
four Constables for the out ward of the said City to Serve in the Re- 
spective Offices for the Year Ensuing the Respective Aldermen of 
Each Respective Ward made Return this Day into the office of Town 
Clerk under their hands for the Severall Persons Elected to Serve in 
the Severall offices aforesaid Viz*. 



Eastward 



Westward 



Northward 



[350] 



Southward 



r 



< 



<. 



John Provoost 
Peter Clopper 
Peter Keteltass & 
Philip Livingston 
David Schuyler 
John Bingham 
Jacob Reade 
^Piere Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Walter De Bois & 
John Stymas & 
Joseph De Voe 
John Stymas & 
Rvnier Knox 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Leonard Lespinard 
William Popeldolph & 
Joris Johnson 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Mathias Kneght & 
James Chambers 
Francis Fllkin 
Abraham Depeyster 
John Qopper & 
Edward Graham 
John De Boc 
Nich? Anthony & 
Benj? Hildreth 



v^ 



Esq*" Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 
Collector 

> Constables 

Esqr Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 
Collector 

I Constables 

Esq'' Alderman 
Assistant 

} Assessors 



\ 
} 



Collector 
Constables 

Esq'' Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 

Con?itaMes 



V 



VoL V.-27 



4i8 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Dockward 



James Livingston 
John Livingston 



Esq^ Alderman 
Assistant 



Dirick Brinckerhoof & ) . 

^ . xr ^ > Assessors 



< 



Peter Van Duersen 
James Creighton 






Collector 



Henry Van Den Ham & ) ^ , - , 
T 1 ivc f «i s Constables 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



< 



Outward 
Dowry 
Division 



John Marshall 
r Robert Benson 

William Depeyster 

Joseph Ryall & 

John Duryee 

John Dickman 

John Did. man & 

John Eagan 
^ Gerrardus Stuy vesandt 

Nicholas Bayard 

John Bass and 

Jacob Kip 

William Richardson 

William Richardson & 

Corn? Vanderhoop 






V 



Esq'^ Aldennan 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Esqf Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 



Harlem 
Division 



[ Constables 



Abraham Myer Jun'" & ) . 

T , ^, *. y Assessors 



\ 



Collector 
Constables 



John Oblinus 
Lawrence Cortright 
William Waldron & 
Jacob Myer 

[351] His Excellency the Honourable George Clinton Captain Gen- 
erall and Govemour in the Chief of the Province of New York and Ter- 
ritories thereon Depending in America Vice Admirall of the Same and 
Admiral of the white Squadron of his Majesties fleet by and with 
the Advice and Consent of his Majesties Councill was Pleased to 
appoint the followin.q: officers for the City and County of New York 
for the Year Ensucing (to witt) Edward Holland Esq^ to be Mayor 
or Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets John Ayscough Esq*^ to Be 
high Sheriff and Anthony Rutgers Esq^ to be Coroner 

Resolved (Ncmine Contradicentc) that Isaac De Peyster Esq'^ 
the Present Treasurer or Chaimberlain of this Corporation be and is 
hereby Elected and Appointed Treasurer or Chaimberlain of this 
Corporation for the Year Ensueing he Giving Such Security as the 
Law Directs 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 419 

The Mayor having appointed Henry Van Den Ham to be High 
Constable who was Chosen one of the Constables of the Dockward, 
and ORDERD that there be a New Election of Constable in his Room by 
the Alderman of the said Ward and that the Election Be on Wednes- 
day next at Nine oQock in the Morning 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? (1185) urer of this City to Pay to Stephen Van Cortland Esq^ 

Warr* Issued or his order the Sum of Eight Pounds to Be By him 

Applied towards the Expence of fixing a Pump in the 
well at the South west Comer of the New Dutch Church in the North 
ward of this City 



[352] City of ) «« At a Common Councill held at the 

New York V Dwelling House of John Halstead in Mont- 

gomeric ward of the said City on Tuesday 
the Third Dav of October Anno Domini 

1753 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Qoppcr 

M^ Alderman Livingston, Alderman of the Dockward, Returned 
that he had Caused a new Election of Constable in his Said ward in 
the Room And Stead of Henry Van Den Ham who was Appointed 
High Constable And that Abraham Isaac Abrahams was Chosen one 
of the Constables of the said ward in his Room 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



J 



>* Assistants 



Orderd that Alderman Benson Alderman Provoost, M^ William 
Dc Pcystcr And M^ Peter Qoppcr or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to regulate Queen Street from the House wherein the Widdows, 



420 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Brazier & Dally Live, to the house of Cap! Thomas Greenall and that 
they take to their Assistance the City Surveyor and make Report there- 
of to this Board with all Convenient Speed, and its hereby further 
ORDCRD that the Late order made the twenty fifth Day of September 
Last for the Regulation of So much of Said Queen Street as is above 
Mentioned be repealed, and the Same is hereby Accordingly Repealed 



[353] City of 
New York 



SS 



At a Common Councill Held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the ninth 
Day of October Anno Domini 1753 



^ 



Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



Orderd that this Board or the major part of them be a Committee 
to prepare the Draft of an Address to his Excellency S^ Danvers Os- 
born Baronet on his Safe Arrival to this his Government 



Resolved that this Corporation Do present his Excellency S^ 
Danvers Osbom Baronet with the freedom thereof and the Seal of 
this Corporation Affixed thereto, to be Enclosed in a Gold Box of about 
Twenty pounds Value, and that M^ Nicholas Roosevelt prepare Such 
a Box accordingly 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



421 



Orderd that Alderman Cortlandt Alderman De Peyster Alderman 
Benson Alderman Provoost and M^ Abraham De Peyster be a Com- 
mitte to Invite the Councill, Such of the Members of the Assembly as 
shall be in Town, the Cap* of the Mann of Warr with Such Gentlemen 
as Came over with him, the Treasurer of the Colony, the Kings At- 
torney, M^ Rutledge M'^ Gordon M^ Pen and M^ Oliver De Lancey to 
Dine with his Excellency Sir Danvers Osbom Baronet to morrow at 
the house of George Burns near the Long Bridge in this City, and that 
the said Committee Do forthwith Give orders for preparing the said 
Dinner Agreable to the Occasion, also orderd that the said Committee 
Cause a Bonfire to be made in the [354] Commons Near the work 
house and Procure three Dozen of Wine to be sent to the said fire, 
that the City Hall, the Alms house and the fferry house be Illuminated, 
that half a Barrell of Cannon powder be provided by the said Commit- 
tee to Discharge Some Cannon that Lay in the Commons, near the 
Bonfire, and that the Expence of all which be paid by this Corporation 



City of }gg 
New Yorki 



At a Common Council! held at Forte 
George in this City on Wednesday the 
Tenth Day of October Anno Domini 1753 



Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
I^eonard Lespinard 
Peter Qopper 



>.E8q'! Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



42 2 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

This Board haveing orderd a Draft of an Address To his Excel- 
lency the Governour to be Prepared, a Draft was Accordingly Pro- 
duced and read in the words following 

To His Excellency S^ Danvers Osborn Baronet Cap! General 
And Governour in Chief of the Province of New York and the Terri- 
tories thereon Depending in America and Vice Admirall of the same 
[355] May it Please Your Excellency 

We the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New 
York Beg Leave most heart [i]ly to Congratulate Your Excellency upon 
Your Appointment to the Government of this Colony and Your Safe 
Arrival amongst us 

As the Course of Your Education and you[r] Abilities for Publick 
affairs Abundantly Qualify You for the high Station to which You are 
advanced And the Important Trust Reposed in You By our dread 
Sovereign: so must Your affluent fortune Naturally Dispose You to 
Discharge Your office With Integrity and Resolution 

While we Cannot on the one hand Expect the favourable Smiles 
of his Majesty ^5 [(w]ho has ever Proved himself the father of his 
People) without the Chearfull Submission to his Prerogative which is 
the Indispensible Duty of all his Lx)yall Subjects ; So are we on the other 
* Hand, Sufficiently Assured, that Your Excellency will ever be Ready 
to Vindicate our Legal Rights and Priviledges, and be as averse from 
Countenancing as we from Brooking any Infringements of our Inesti- 
mable Liberties, Civil and Religious 

As Your Excellency's Arrival, must Remove Every Pretence for 
those Animosities, which have, for Some time Past, unfortunately sub- 
sisted Amongst us: we flatter our Selves that they will be Buried in 
Oblivion, and Happily Succeeded By a firm and uninterrupted Peace 
and Tranquility, And that Every one in a Publick Station will Shew 
himself influenced By a Publick Spirit; while we all agree it will 
Scarcely be Posible to differ About the Means of Promoting the true 
Interest of the Community This we hope and Believe is the Sincere 
Design of the Good People of this City, And herein we are Confident 
of having the Honour of Your Excellency's hearty Concurrence. 

To which address his Excellency was pleased to Return the fol- 
lowing answer 

Mf Mayor and Gentlemen of the Corporation 

I Return you my hearty thanks for your kind Congratulations and 
benevolent Sentiments upon the present Occasion 

I shall make it my utmost Endeavour to Deserve your Esteem, by 



y Esq*? Aldermen 



^ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 423 

allways Concurring in Such Measures as may promote in Every Branch 
the True Interest peace and Tranquility of this City and Community. 
John Roberts of the City of New ^'ork Gent. Admitted & Sworn 
a Freeman of this Corporation and ordkred to be Registred. 

1 356] City of ^ ^^ At a Conmion Councill held at the City 

New York i Hall of the said City on Monday the fif- 

teenth Day of October Anno Dom. 1753 the 
fourteenth falling on a Sunday 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster ^ 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lispenard 
Peter Qopper 

This Day M^ Mavor Attended Bv M^ Recorder the Aldermen 
and Assistants, High Sherif, Town Qerk Coroner High Constable, 
Constables and other officers of this Corporation Between the Hours 
of Ten and Eleven of the Clock in the forenoon of the Same Day went 
in their formalities from the City Hall to the House of the Honourable 
James De Lancey Esq^ Lieutenant Govemour and Commander in Chief 
in and over the Province of New York and the Territories Depending 
thereon in America in the west ward of the said Citv And there waited 
on his honour and the oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be 
taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and 
Abjuration Oath in the presence and by the order of his honour the 
Lieutenant Governour were administred unto Edward Holland Esq^ as 
Mayor Water Bailif and Qerk of the markets of this City of New 
York as also one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for the City 
and County of New York and also the usual Oaths of Office of 



>» Assistants 



424 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Mayor, Water Bailif and Clerk of the Marketts of the City of New 
York and Justice of the peace in the presence [357] of the Severall 
Members of this Court before Mentioned 

Whereupon the Mayor Attended as aforesaid Returned to the City 
Hall, where after the Ringing of Three Bells and Proclamation made 
for Silence the Commission of the Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of 
the Markets and the Commissions of the high Sherif and Coroner were 
Published and then this Court returned to the CoHTOn Councill Cham- 
ber where the said Edward Holland Esq^ was Placed in the Chair and 
then the said Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor of this Corporation Ad- 
ministred the Oaths aforesaid appointed to Be taken By Act of Par- 
liament Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test 
Abjuration Oath and the Usual Oaths for the Due Execution of their 
Respective offices unto the Respective Magistrates and officers follow- 
ing (Viz*) 



^ 



Esq^? Aldermen of the City of New York 
>► and Justices of the Peace for the City 
and County of New York 






>- Assistants of the Citv of New York 



Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen \''an Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Peyster 

Robert Benson 

John Provoost 

Francis Filkin 

ABraham Dc Peyster 

William De Peyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Nicholas Bayard 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Livingston 

Peter Clopper 

John Roberts Esq^ high Sherif of the City and County of New 

York in the Room and Place of John Ayscough Esq^ who hath 
Surrendred and Delivered up the said office of high sheriff 

Anthony Rutgers Esq^ Coroner of the City and County of New 

York 

Henry Van Den Ham High Constable of the City of New York 

Constables of the Severall wards vizt 

pohn Bingam Baltus Hycr Deputy 

) Jacob Reade William Beake D? 

^John Stimas 

I Rynier Knox Johann Jurick Tobele D? 



J 



Eastward 



Westward 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



4»S 



[358I 

Northward 

Southward 

Dockward 

Montgomeric 

ward 
Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 



Mathias Kneght 
James Chambers 
Nicholas Anthony 
) Benjamin Hildreth 
John Marshall 
Abraham Isaac Abrahams 
John Dickman 
John Eagan 
William Richardson 
Com? Vanderhoop 
William Waldron 



John Kendall Deputy 

William Balding Deputy 

Hugh Mulligan Deputy 
John Neilson 



Jacob Meyer 

OR0ERD that Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Livingston, Alderman 
Filkin, M"" Lespinard & M^ John Livingston or the Major part of them 
be a Committee for Auditing the Chamberlains accounts, and all the 
Publick accounts of this Corporation 



City of ) 
New York '^^ 



Present 



>-Esqnf Aldermen 



At a Common Councill Held at the City 
hall of the said City on Thursday the 18^ 
of October Anno Dom 1753 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen V Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere Dcpcystcr 

Robert Benson 

John Provoost 

Francis Filkin 

Abraham De Peyster 

William De Peyster 

Nicholas Bayard 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Livingston 

Peter dopptr 

Orderd that M'' Recorder, Alderman Cortlandt Alderman Livings- 
ton, Alderman Provoost, M^ Abraham De Peyster And M*^ John Liv- 
ingston or the Major part of them be a Committee to prepare the Draft 
of an Address to [359] The Honourable James De Lancey Esq^ his 
Majesties Lieutenant Govemour and Commander in Chief ftf on take- 
tng upon him, this, his Majesties Government 






>* Assistants 



>-Esq'^? Aldermen 



426 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Trcas- 

N® (1186) urer of this City to pay to William Beek and William 

Warr* Issued Baldwin the Sum of Three Poimds Twelve Shillings 

& Eight Pence in full of their Account for Conveying 
Sundry persons from this City to Staten Island & Kings bridge and 
for Expences they were at in attending the same as p^ their acct au- 
dited and Allowed of By this Board. 

City of ) ^« At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j hall of the said City on friday the 19^ Day 

of October Anno Domini 1753 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere Do Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Pevster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespenard 
Peter Clopper 

This Board having orderd the Draft of an Address (to his honour 
James De Lancey Esq'' his Majesties Lieutenant Govemour and Com- 
mander in Chief in and over the Province of New York and the Terri- 
tories thereon Depending in America on taking on him this his Majes- 
ties Government) to be prepared, a Draft was accordingly [360] pre- 
pared and produced by Alderman Livingston one of the Committee 
appointed for that purpose and read in these words, to witt. 

To the Honourable James De Lancey Esq^ his Majest>s Lieutenant 
Governour and Commander in Chief, in and over the Province of New 
York and the Territories Depending thereon in America 

Mav it Please Your Honour 

We the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New 
York Beg Leave most Heart fijly to Condole with Your Honour on the 
Sudden Death of his Late Excellency Sir Danvcrs Osbom Baronet, as 



^Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



4»7 



we had Reason to lixpeet I'eac« and Happiness under his Administra- 
tion, so wc (riive I'ublick Tesiimonials ol our Joy al his Arrival: and 
the Grief, on Account of his Death was no less evident and universal: 
tn Gratitude lo hi» ^feniory wc Cannot Refrain from Declaring: that 
we look upon that Mclancholty Event as a Gencrall Loss to this 
Province 

It is. However, an Alleviation of our Sorrows thai the Govermcnl is 
Devolved upon Vour Honour, and wc Sincerely Congratulate Vou upon 
Your Advancement to an office, which as it will widen the Sphere of 
Vour Influence, So we a.uure ourselves. You will always Exercise it 
agrcabic to its Institution, for the Advancement of the Common Weal 
and the Interest of Your Royall Master, who has in his Appointment, 
thought Proper lo Reward Your Zealous AtLichnient to his Person and 
Family 

The Happy Consequences which we had in Prospect from the Ad- 
ministration of his I-ale Excellency, we have Still stronger Reasons to 
Expect from Yours. He had the Knowledge of our Countrj' and our 
Interests to Obtain ; But from Your Long Experience in Publick affairs 
And Your Former Stations an<l Opperttmitys You Must Be Equally 
well Acquainted with Both 

As You have Long had the Honour to fill the first Seat of Justice 
in the Province You Must be able to Maintain our Inestimable Rights 
and Liberties. Civil and Religious, Nor have wc Less Reason to Doubt 
You[r} willingness than Your Capacity lo Promote the GeiieratI Wel- 
fare of the People Committed to Your Charge 

WTicn wc Consider that Your Estate is in the Pnivincc, that Your 
Rrlations and Friends Uelong to it, and that this is Your Native Coon- 
try, it not only Gives us An Assurance, that all Your Measures will 
Terminate in tlic Prosperity of [361) This Colony But furnishes us 
(Permit us Sir the freedom to Say it) With a Gaim to Your Most im- 
wearied Endeavours, after an FjiiI so Honourable to You, and so 
Advantageous to tis. Herein also must Vou Approve Yourself to our 
most Gradous Sovereign, who has always Considered his Royal Pre- 
rogatives, to Be no other than a Right of the Crown To Act Consistant 
w ith the Rights of his Subjects and for llie Publtck Emolument 

In a word Sir. Yon are well .\cquainted with our Interest, and Your 
office Enables You lo Secnre us in the Enjovmcnts of our Priviledges. 
You arc abo Under the Strongest Motives to Seek our Prosperity, it 
Such is Your Aim. We Shall Always Be Ready to Encoura(*e Your 
Heart and Streugtlien Your Hands, while Y'ou hnvc the Government, 
We Can impute no HI Measures (which we flatter our»clv,'5 wc have no 



428 MINUTES OF THE COMMON CX)UNCIL 

Reason to Expect), to a Weakness at Helm; But if any Such should 
happen, we are not ashamed, in the Spirit of Englishmen, to Assure 
Your Honour that we shall allways Be Ready freely to Assign them to 
their true and Proper Causes And Authors; 

To which Address his Honour was pleased to Return the following 
Answer Viz*. 
Gentlemen 
I Lament the Sudden Death of his Late Excellency S^ Danvers 
Osborn as a Generall Loss to this province. Wee all had reason to 
Expect peace and happiness under his Administration, I Do therefore 
most heartily Condole with you on this Melancholy Event, I thank 
you. Gentlemen, for this kind Address and the obliging Sentiments 
you Express of me in it — I shall Endeavour by my Conduct in the 
Government which is now Devolved upon me, to approve myself to our 
most Gracious Sovereign which I Cannot Do more Effectually than by 
Steadily Supporting the prerogatives of the Crown and Maintaining 
the Civill and Religious Liberties of his Majesties Subjects of this 
province. I Will with Great Alacrity Embrace every opportunity to 
promote the Generall Welfare of the province and the prosperity of 
this City, the place of my birth in particular 

[362] City of ) «^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

NewYorkj hall of the said City on Monday the 5*^ 

Day of November Anno Domini 1753 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Pierc De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 

Be it ordained By the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New York in Common Councill Conven'd, and it is hereby ordained 
By the Authority of the same, that all the Laws Orders and ordinances 



>"Esq'? Aldermen 



< 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 429 

of this Corporation Which were made ordained Renewed Established 
and Published on the Twenty Seventh Day of July Last and to be 
Continued in full force for three Months from And after the first Day 
of August then Next following be Renewed and Continued And Re- 
main in full force for Six Months from this Day 

A Law for the Due Observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to Prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better Preventing of Fire 

A Law for the Marking of Bread 

A Law Prohibiting the sale of meal and fflower By measure And for 
appointing Proper Places for the Sale of Meal Flower, Corn and Grain 

A Law for Regulating Negroes Molattoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Cartmen 
L363] A Law for the Regulating the Office of Packers and Cullars 

A Law for the Regulating the Lying of Vessels in the Docks or 
Slips of this City and for the Preserving the Bridge and Common 
Sewer in the said Docks 

A Law for Preserving the Commons and the fish in fresh Water 
Pond 

A Law for the Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters 
to funeralls 

A Law against fireing of Guns or other fire works within the 
Streets 

A Law for Paveing and Qeansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the City of New York, and for Preventing Nusances within 
the same (Except Such Part thereof as Relates to no Hoggs to be 
Kept on the South side of fresh Water 

A Law in Addition to a Law Entituled a Law for Paveing and 
Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of New York 
And for preventing Nusances within the Same 

A Law Prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers (Except Such Part there- 
of as was Repealed the Twenty Sixth Day of April i75o[)] 

A Law for Preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law for Regulating Midwives within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chaimberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 

A Law for the Better Secureing of the City of New York from 
the Danger of Gun Powder 



430 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law for Appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what uses the Seal of this Corporation, the 
Seal of the Mayors Court, and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City 
Shall be Tut Unto 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City and 
for Preventing the forestallings of provisions Comeing to the said 
Markets (M^ Mayor Dissenting to this Law Being Published) 

A Law to Prevent the Selling or Giveing of unripe fruit and 
Oysters within the City of New York 

A Law Relating to Makeing of freemen (Except that Part for- 
merly Repealed) 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter House, With the following 
Alteration ; that instead of the Publick Slaughter houses By the water 
Side, all Neat Cattle to Be Killed at the Slaughter house Belonging 
to Mr Nicholas Bayard Scituate on his Land on the North side of 
fresh Water 

[364] Orderd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N<^ (1187) the Treasurer of this City to Pay to M^ Henry Bogert 

Warr* Issued or his order the Sum of Twenty three Pounds Eight 

Shillings and Seven Pence on Account of Whats Due 
to him for So much Money By him Laid out on the New Exchange, 
as also the further Sum of Sixteen Pounds Eleven Shillings and five 
Pence towards further Carrying on the said Exchange 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N^ (1188) Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Daniel Giraud 
Warr* Issued or his order the Sum of fifteen Pounds Seven Shil- 
lings and nine Pence Being the Ballance of his Ac- 
comt for work Done for this Corporation as p'' his Account Sworn to 
and allowed 

Resolved and It is agreed to by this Board that James Mills the 
Late Jay lor, Remove himself and family in a month from out of the 
City Hall, provided John Christee the Present Jaylor Secures the Rent 
of the House he now Lives in, to be paid to the said James Mills, from 
the Time of his Moveing to the first Day of May next 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? (1189) Treasurer of this City to pay M'^ Isaac Stoutenburgh 

War* Isued or his order the Sum of Twenty one Pounds Six 

Shillings for the Constables Days and Night Watches 
from the fourteenth of Aprill 1753 to the fifteenth of October follow- 
ing Inclusive, as also the further Sum of Twenty four Pounds three 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



43« 



Shillings and Eight Pence being the Ballance of an Account wherein 
his Years Sallary is Charged of being Overseer of the Watch & 
Watch House as also the further Sum of Ten Pounds fifteen Shillings 
& Six Pence in full of his account for Cleansing the City Hall and 
also the further Sum of one Pound Six Shillings & Seven Pence for 
Patching a Kettle for the Poor house and for Sundry other Services 
done for the said Poor house which Severall Sums Amount, in the 
Whole and together, to fifty Seven Pounds, Eleven Shillings and nine 
Pence as p'' the Severall Accounts Sworn to and allowed of By this 
Board Will appear 



[365] City of jgg 
New York ^ 



I 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Monday the 17*? 
of December Anno Domini 1753 



Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 



Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
W? De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Livingston 
Leonard 1 -espinard 
Peter Clopper 



>.Esq'? Aldermen 



-/ 
^ 



>. Assistants 



Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? ( 1 190) urer of this City to Pay to Johannes Meyer Messenger 

Warr! Issued and Doorkeeper to this Board or his order the Sum of 

Three Pounds fifteen Shillings in full for one Quarters 
Sallarj' due unto him and Ending the Thirteenth of November Last 
Past 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
X? (1191) urer of this City to Pay to Augustus Van Cortlandt or 

his order the Sum of five pounds in full for the Like 
sum by him advanced and paid to Philip Oliver the Publick Whippcr 
of this City for one Quarters Sallary due tinto him and Ending the 
Eighth Day of November Last Past 



432 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N** 1 192 urer of this City to Pay to M^ Peter Giraud or his 
War Issued order the Sum of Eighty Two Pounds Sixteen shil- 
lings And nine pence half Penny in full of his account 
with this Corporation for Work Done at Nassau Ferry as pf his Ace! 
Audited and Allowed of By this Board 

Orderd the Like Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N^ (1193) urer of this City to Pay to M^ Jacobus Van Norden 

War* Issued. or his order the sum of fifty Seven Pounds Eight 

Shillings and four Pence half Penny in full of his 
Ace! for Severall Thousand of Bricks for the Exchange as p^ his Acci 
Sworn to and Allowed of By this Board. 

ORDERD the Like Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N** ( 1 194) urer of this City to pay to Peter Van Norden or his order 

the Sum of nine Pounds Eighteen Shillings in full of 
his AccS for BriclvS for the Exchange rs p'^ his Ace! sworn to and 
Allowed of By this Board 

[366] Orderd the Clerke of this Board prepare a Bond from this 
Corporation to Abraham LefFerts and affix the seal of this City to the 
Same in the Penalty of Two hundred Pounds Current Money of the 
Colony of New Yorke with Condition to Pay him the Sum of one 
hundred Pounds on the Seventeenth Day of December Next at Seven 
^ Cent ^ Annum and that the Same be Signed By M^ Mayor and 
Countersigned by the Clerk of this Board 

Orderd that the Sum of Eighteen Pounds one Shilling and Six 
pence Current Money of this Colony be allowed to Luke Roome, Lessee 
of the Docks and wharfs And of the Stalls and Standings in the Sev- 
eral Markets of this City, in Discount and in part of what he owes 
to this Corporation for the Arrears of Rent, the Same being for Sun- 
drys By him Advanced for the use of this Corporation, as p^ his Acct 
by him Sworn to and allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? urer of this City to pay to Abraham Bokee or his 

(1195) Order the sum of Fourteen pounds Nineteen Shillings 

War Issued. and Six pence in full of his account for Sundry Sums 

by him paid for the Use of this Corporation as p^ his 
ace! audited & allowed 

Resolved by this Board that a Lease be made out to Abraham 
Mills for a Small Piece of Ground Containing an Acre and a Half 
Lying a Little to the Northward of the House of John Van Zandt 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



433 



Wherein the said Abraham Mills Lives pursuant to a Survey Lately 
niade by Francis Marschalk one of the City Surveyors for the Term 
of Twenty one Years from the Sixth of September Last under the 
Yearly Rent of Forty Shillings and that the said Abraham Mills Shall 
Covenant therein he Will not Assign the said Lease to any person 
(unless it be to his Brother James Mills) without the Leave & ap- 
probation of this Corporation first had and obtained and if the said 
Abraham Mills Should be Minded to Sell the said Lease that he first 
Give the Refusall thereof to this Corporation 



I367] Cityof ^gg 
New York I 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 15*^ 
of January 1754 



Present Edward Holland Esiy Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuvvcsant ^ 
Stephen \'. Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Pevster 
Robert Pen son 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Pevster 
William De Pevster 
Nicholrs iJayard 
Nicholas Rorsevclt 
John Livingstt.n 
Leonard Lespenard 
Peter Chopper 



^Esq*l Aldermen 






> 



Assistants 



M^ William Walton Delivered unto this P»oard a Certificate of the 
Number of Davs Iv \\\m Served in Generall Assemblv as one of the 
Representatives of this City from the Thirtieth of October one Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Fifty three to the Twelfth of December 
following amounting in the Wliric to the Xuniucr of F'orty four Days 
which he Endorsed Gratis and Declared the same to be Null and \'oid 
and all Certificates and Dcn:a:i<!s of the Like Service 

Vol. v.- 28 



434 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
Nv urer of this City, to pay (when required) to the Mayor AI- 
(1196) dermen and Commonalty of the City of New York the Sum 
of Three Hundred and Eighty one pounds Twelve Shillings 
and Ten pence for the Like Sum, by them borrowed out of the Excise 
Money, Raised by an Act of Assembly, Entituled an Act to Regulate 
the Collecting of the Duty of Excise, in order to Discharge an obliga- 
tion from this Corporation to M^ Christopher Banker, as also an Order 
or Warrant Due to Simon Johnson Esq^ as p^ the said Bond and War- 
rant in the hands and Custody of this Board will appear 

Out)i:ri:i) that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Samuel Bell or 

(1197) his Order the sum of Thirt'^cn pounds Sixteen Shil- 

W'arrant Issued lings an.d Ten pence half penny in full of his Ac- 
count for Work Done at the Exchange as pr his Ac- 
count, Sworn to, and allowed of hv tl'.is Board 

[368 1 Okdkro that W^ Mayor Issue his [warrant] to 

N? the Treasurer of this City, to pay to Mr Peter Brewer 

(1198) or his Order, the sum of l''ifty pounds fourteen Shil- 

Warr^ Issued lings and Thrco pence in full of his Account for Work 

Done at the Exchange as p'^ h.is Account Sworn to and 
Allowed of by this Board 

(^RDKUKD that M^' Mayor Issue his Warrant, to 

N? the Treasurer of this City, to pay to Mf John Holden 

(1199) ^^ ^^*^ Order, the sum of five pounds in full of his 

Warrant Issued, Account with this Corporation, as p^ his Account 

Sworn to, and Allowed of bv this Board 

Orderd that M^ Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Robert Provoost 

(1200) or his Order the sum of Five pounds Eighteen Shil- 

Warr! Issued lings in full for the Like Sum by him Laid out in 

Making a Bonfire By Order of this Board, as p^ his 
Account Sworn to and Allowed of by this Board 

Ordkri) that Mr Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this City to pay to Mr Cornelius Van 

(1201) Derhoof or his Order, the sum of Twenty pounds in 

(Warrt Issued) full of his Account, for Thirteen Thousand Three 

Hundred and Thirty Three Bricks by him Delivered 
at the E.xchange by Order of this Board as p^ his Account Sworn to 
and Allowed of bv this Board 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 435 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Alderman De Peyster 

(1202) or his Order the sum of Eight pounds in Order to 

(Warr^ Issued) Defray the Expence of Sinking a well Opposite to 

Spring Garden in the West Ward of this City 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to ^U Isaac Stoutenburgh 

(1203) or his Order the sum of Ten pounds in part of his 

WarrI Issued Account with this Corporation 

Orderd that M^ David Provoost Black Smith be Appointed, and is 
hereby Appointed fireman of the Dock w^ard in the Room place and 
Stead of David Van Geldcr, wiio is Lately Removed with his family 
to the Jersey out of this City 

The Petion of Robert Livingston and Robert Crommelin was 
preferred to this Hoard praying a Grant of Tr.irty feet into the East 
River, farther than What has Already been Granted them, at the 
Rear, and of the P.readth of Two Hundred feet so to them Granted, 
Quit free, Whereupon It is Orderd by this Board, that M^ Recorder, 
Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Livingston. Alderman Benson, M^ De 
Peyster, M^ Lespinard. and M'^ Peter Clopper or the Major part of 
them, be a Committee to Enquire into the Allegations of the said Peti- 
tion, and make Report thereof to this board with all Convenient Speed 

[369] Alderman Livingston Acquainted this Board, tliat M^ Oliver De 
I^ncey is Desirous of hireing the Exchange Room and will Give for 
the same, for one Year, the sum of Fifty pcirid?, Whereupon it is 
Resolved and L^nanimously Agreed to by this Board, that the same 
be Lett to the said Oliver De Lancey, for one Year, for the sum of 
Fifty pounds to be paid Quarterly to the Treasurer or Chamberlain 
of this City to Commence, the first of Fehn^ary next, and that he 
Execute a Counterpart of this Order 

Orderd that the assize of Bread be till further order as follows 
(wheat at 5/3 ^ Bushell[)] Vizit. 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to) ^ ^^C for four English 

weigh f ) Copper half pence 

A White Loaf of D? to Weigh o 15 for 2<* 

A White I-x>af of D? to weigh o y% for i^ 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coarsest Bran only) f.i/ ( d 
Taken out to Weigh J 



43^ 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



And Ordi: RD that no other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
than According to the above Assize (hard Bisquets only Excepted) 
and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and make their 
Bread Accordingly 



City of I ^g 
New York j 



Present 



>v 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Friday the 22? of 
February anno Domini 1754 

Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gorrardus Stuvvesandt 
Stephen \' Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Pierc Dc Peyster 
Robert Hcnson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Al.Tc'iliam De Peyster 
V\^illiair. De Peyster 
Xicliolas Rrtoscvelt 
NiclK^las Pa^-ard 
Leoiiard Pesninard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



J 
^ 



>-Assisuv.its 



y 



[370] Tin: PiCJiiioN of Siiiidry c.f the Inhabitants of this City was 
Preferred to this Pr>ar(l, pray.pg that tliis Corporation will Erect an- 
otlicr Ferry to be Fixed from Remsons Land on Nassau Island to the 
City of Xew York, at nr Near the Corf>orati('n Peer, which they Con- 
ceive will Greatly Contrilmtc. to the Convenience and Ease of Travel- 
lers and the Inhabitants of the said City, as al^o the Remonstrance of 
Some other Inhabitants, aq-ainst Granting tlie Prayer of the Said Peti- 
tion, untill they be heard by Councill, and Served with a Copy of the 
Petition, WiiEREurox it is ordrrd by this P.oard, that the Petitioners 
and Remonstrants, be heard by themselves or their Councill, on the 
Subject matters thereof, on Friday the Eighth Day of March next, and 
that they be Served with a Copy of this Order, and have Coppys of said 
Petition and Remonstrance if Required, they paying for the Same 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 437 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City, to pay to James Livingston 

(1204) Esq^, or his Order the sum of Twelve pounds Eight 
Warr^ Issued Shillings, for the Like sum by him Advanced and paid 

to William Taylor in full of his Account with this Cor- 
poration, as p^ his Account Sworn to and Allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the Like to pay to M^ Cornelius V^an Der- 
N? hoof or his Order the sum of four pounds in full of his 

(1205) Account of Bricks, Delivered at the Exchange as p^ 
his Account Allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the Like to Ahasuerus Turck or his Order 

N? the sum of Three pounds Seven Shilings and Six- 

1206 pence in full of his Account for Cleansing Two Hun- 

Warr! Issued dred and Sixty fire Buckets &c* for this Corporation, 

as p'^ his account Sworn to and Allowed of by this 
board 

Orderd the Like to John Provoost Esq^ or his order 
N^ the sum of one pound Eleven Shillings and Seven 

(1207) pence in full for the Like Sum by him Advanced and 
paid for the Use of this Corporation, as p^ his Account 

Allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the Like to Jacob Ryckman and Hendrick 
N** Kierse or their Order the sum of Fifteen poun<ls Six- 

(1208) teen Shillings and Six pence in full of their Account 
with this Corporation for Bricks by them Delivered at 

the Exchange as p^ their Account Sworn to and Allowed of by this 
board 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant t<) the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Peter Giraud or his 

(1209) Order the sum of Six pounds Eleven Shilllr.irs and 
Eleven pence, in full of his Account, with this Corpora- 
tion as p^ his Account Sworn to and Allowed of by this Board 

[371] Orderd the Like to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh 

N? or his Order the sum of Thirty two pounds tlirce 

(i2ro) Shillings and Nine j)ence in full of his Account for 

Warr^ Issued Work Done for the Exchange, as also the Further 

Sum of Twenty one pounds Seventeen Shillings and 
Seven pence farthing in full of his Account, for work Done at the 



438 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ferry Kousc, as Also the Further Sum of Twenty Seven pounds Eigh- 
teen Shillings and Nine pence three Farthings, in full of his Account 
for Repairing the City Hall, as also the Further Sum of Seven pounds 
five Shillings and Seven pence, in full of his Account, for further Re- 
pairs of the City Mall, as p^ the Severall Accounts Sworn to and 
Allowed of by this Board, and Also the Further Sum of Three pounds 
for his Extraordinary Services in Cleansing the City Hall &« which 
said Severall Sums in the whole & together amount to Ninety two 
pounds fiYQ Shillings and nine pence 

DKDr.Ri) the Like to Nicholas Lezier or his Order 
N9 the sum of four pounds four Shillings and Six pence, 

(1211) in full of his Account with this Corporation, as p^" his 

A\': ::l Ihs.:cd Account Audited and Allowed of bv this Board 

Ordhri) the Like to Cornelius Turk or his Order 
N? the sum of Six pounds three Shillings and Six- 

(1212) \y:ncQ in full of his Account with this Corporation 
(Warrl Issued) as "f> his Account Sworn to and allowed of by this 

] »oar(l 

C)rim:rd the Like to Mr Henry Bogert or his 
N? Order the sum of Eighteen jDounds Seven Shillings 

(1213) and cnc ])cnny half penny, in full for the Ballance 
(Warr* ]y ncd) of Ms Account for the Like Sum by him Advanced 

and paid for the Use of this Corporation, as ^ his 
account Audited and Al'cv cd of hy tliis Board 

Ordkro the Like to M^ James Mills or his Order 
N? the sum of Thirteen pounds Eleven Shillings in full 

(i2Kp (f I'is AcontnU with tlii> rorprration as ^ his 

(Warrl Issued) Accuunt Sworn to and Allowed of by this Board, 

Ordkri) the Mavor issue his Warrant to the 

Xv Tuasuror cf this City, to pay to M^ Augustus Van 

(1215) Cortlandt, or his Order, the sum of Five pound?, 

(Warr! Issued) in full for the Like Sum, by him Advanced and paid, 

to Philip Oliver Publick Whippcr. of this City, for 
one Ouartcrs Sallarv Due unto him. and Ending the Eighth Day of 
this Instant Februarv 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



439 



Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
X? urer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Messenger 

(1216) and Doorkeeper to this Board or his Order the Sum 

VVarrl Issued of Three pounds fifteen shilHngs in full for one Quar- 
ters Sallary Due unto him and Ending the Thirteenth 
Day of this Instant February 

[372J The Committee Appointed on the fifteenth Day of January 
Last past upon tlie Petition of Mess*"? Robert Livingston and Robert 
Croniniclin, praying an additional Grant of Thirty foot into the East 
River, farthar than What has already been Granted them, At the Rear 
and of the breadth of Two Hundred feet, so to them Respectively 
Granted, Do In Obedience to the said Appointment Report that after 
heanng the Reasons and Motives that Induced the Petitioners to 
prcfcrr their Petition and Maturely and Deliberately Weighing the 
samt* are humbly of Opinion and Do Recommend that a Grant or 
Grants be made unto the Petitioners Agreable to the Prayer of their 
Petition which Report was Read and Approved of and Consented to 
by tl :< l-oard ?ak\ OiwrMD the Clerk prepare Grants Accordingly 

Whkreas It appears by an Instrument in Wanting Dated the Twen- 
ty Sixth Day of January one Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty 
four under the hanris of r>cnjamin Peck Benjamin Moore Cornelius 
Beeknian, John Cannon. Mary Cannon John Bogert Jun^ William 
Gilbert Jun^ Cornelius \*an Ranst Sam'i Tingley, George Petter- 
son r>eniamin Payne and William Beekman present owners and pro- 
prietors of the Water Lolts fronting their Respective Houses and 
Lotts of Ground into the East River and have therein Engaged them- 
selves to Dock and Wharf out in the said East River so far as this 
Corporation has Already been pleased to Grant to Mess*^ Robert Liv- 
ingston and Robert Crommelin in order that the Street of Forty feet 
fronting the said River might be Regular and Uniform if this Cor- 
poration Should think proper to Grant the same Quantity to them 
fronting their Respective Lotts on the same Conditions as Granted to 
the said Robert Livingston and Robert Crommelin, Whereupon this 
Board having Considered the Matter, and Do Agree that the same 
be Granted to them Respectively on the Like Conditions as Granted 
to the said Robert Livingston and Robert Crommelin and Orderd 
that the Clerk prepare Grants Accordingly 



440 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Whereas there are now Depending Severall Actions of this Cor- 
poration and the Attorneys Concerned therein haveing frequently 
Sollicited this Board to procure them Warrants of Attorney under 
their Seal Whereupon it is agreed to and Orderd that the Clerk pre- 
pare Warrants Accordingly and Affix the Seal of this Corporation 
thereto in the Severall Actions now Depending of this Corporation and 
that M^ Mayor Sign and Deliver them to the Severall Attorneys Con- 
cerned therein 



[373] City of ) ^^^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York f hall of the said City on Friday the first 

Day of March anno Domini 1754 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
Francis Filkin 



>-Esq'^? Aldermen 



Nicholas Bavard "^ 



Nicholas Roosevelt 
William De Peyster 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 



>- Assistants 



Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? of this City to pay to Eve Scurlock or her Order the sum of 

1217 fifteen pounds Seventeen Sliillings and Nine pence in full of 

her Account with this Corporation as ^ her Account Audited 

and Allowed of by this Board 

The Committer who Vv'ero appointed on the fifteenth of October 
Last past for Auditing the Cliambcrlains Accounts, and all the Pub- 
lick Accounts of this Corporation made their Report on the Audit 
thereof in these Words to witt City of New York ss: The Committee 
appointed on the fifteenth Day of October Last past to Audit t the 
Treasurers Books and all Publick Acc^? of this Corporation Doe in 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 441 

Obedienxe to the said Appointment Report that wee have Carefully 
Examined his Books and Acc^^ & all Warrants & Orders made and 
Issued by this Corporation Since the 14^1" Day of October 1752 to the 
I4*^ Day of October Last past & find that there was then the sum of 
Thirty two pounds Nine Shillings & 3^ paid out by the City Chamber- 
lain more than he had Received & that there was then Outstanding 
Debts Due to this Corporation the sum of £2025: 15: 0434 as appears 
by his Ace*? hereunto Annexed all which is Nevertheless humbly 
Submitted by Step \' Cortlandt James Livingston Fran? Filkin Jn? 
Livingston Leonard Lispinard Peter Clopper New Yorl: iS^t" Feb^ 1754 
which Report is Approved of by this Board and Orderd that M^ 
Recorder, Alderman Livingston, Alderman De Peyster Mess*"^ John 
Livingston & [374] Leonard Lespinard or the Major part of them be 
a Committee to Send for Such persons as are Indebted to this Corpo- 
ration and Settle and Adjust their Severall Accounts and if need be 
to Sue for and take Such Legall Meathods for the Recovery thereof as 
to them shall Seem Meet 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? of this City to pay to Jacob Brewington or his Order the sum 

1218 of Ninety Nine pounds one Shilling and four pence in full 
of his Account for Victualling Sundry Workmen in the Imploy 

of this Corporation at Nassau Ferry &c* as ^ his Account Sworn to 
and Allowed of by this Board 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N° urer of this City to pay to M^ John Livingston or his (3rder 

1 219 the sum of four pounds fourteen Shillings and Six pence in 
full for the Ballance of his Account of the Exchange as %^ his 

Account Audited and Allowed of by this Board 

Ordcrd that the Clerk of this Board prepare Advertisements to be 
Publickly Affixed up and put in the Weakly Gazzettee for Letting 
to farm the Stalls and Standings of the Severall Marketts of this 
City (to which M^ Mayor Objected Declaring he Conceived he had 
a Right to the profitts of the same as Clerk thereof) and the PuMick 
Wharfs and Slips of this City for the Term of one Year to Comino:v'e 
on the first Day of May next by Publick Outcry at the ConiTnon 
Councill Chamber in the Citv hall of the said Citv on Thursdr.v the 
Twenty first Day of March Instant at two oClock in the Aftern^n 
of the same Day to the highest Bidder and that this Board (^r tlie 



442 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Major part of them be a Committee for Letting the same upon Such 
Conditions as they Shall Judge Proper 

Orderd by this Board that Unless Obadiah Hunt, William Brown 
& Silvester Morris Agree with Joris Brinkerhooff, Theodorus Van 
Wyck, Anthony Ten Eyck and John Van Varick and purchase from 
them Such buildings as they have Lately Erected and Compleated be- 
fore the Dwelling Houses and Lotts of Ground of them the said Oba- 
diah Hunt &c? Contiguous and Adjoining to Copscys Battery and pay 
a Quit to this Corporation for so Long Time as they Shall Enjoy them 
that the same be Lett to the said Joris Brinkerhooff Theodorus Van 
Wyck &c? who are Willing and Desirous to pay a Reasonable Quit for 
Such a Term as this Corporation Shall think proper to Lett the same 
to them for 



[375] City of (gg 
New York! 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Friday the Eighth 
of March anno Domini 1754 



Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 



Gerrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 






Stephen Van Cortlandt 






James Livingston 






i^icrc Do Pcystcr 


>^Esq^? Aldermen 




Robert Benson 






John Provoost 






Francis Filkin 






Abraham De Pcyster ^ 






William De Peyster 






Nicholas Bayard 






Nicholas Roosevelt 


> Assistants 




John Livingston 






Leonard Lispenard 






Peter Clopper 






The Petition of Sundry of tlio Inhabil 


'ants of this Citv 


for the 


Ercctin/:^ of am tlicr ITcrrv t(. l)j Hxcd from 


vcmsons I-and on 


Nassau 



Island to the City of New York at or Near the Corporation Peer, as 
also the Remonstrance of Some other Inhabitants ngainst Granting 
the Prayer of the said Petition were again this Day Read in Common 
Councill and M*" Smith and M^ Scott of Councill for the Remonstrants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 443 

moved this Board that the hearing thereof be put off for Want of 
Some Affidavits to be taken on their part and prayed that a further 
time be Allowed them to procure Such affidavits as would be necessary 
to Support their Objections against Granting the prayer of the said 
Petition Whereupon it is orderd by this board that the hearing thereof 
be put of till the fifth Day of Aprill next and that the parties then at- 
tend without further Notice 



City of ) j^^. At a Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorkl ' hall of the said City on Thursday the 

Twenty first of March 1754 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
Stephen \^an Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peystcr 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
William Dc Peyster 
Nicholas Bavard 
John Livingston 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Leonard Lispenard 



>-Esqf Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



[376] Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer of this City, to pay to the Mayor Aldermen and Common- 

1220 alty of this City the sum of Fifty pounds (when the same Shall 
be by them Required) for the Like Sum by them borrowed out 

of the Excise Monev Raised bv an Act of Assemblv Fntituled an Act 
to Regulate the Collecting of the Duty of Excise in ord t to Discharge 
part of a Debt Due to John Zcricher for \\'ork by hin Done at the 
Exchanirc as ^ his account Allowed of by this Board 

Orderd that M^ Mayor L^sne his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N" of this City to p:iy it> li.c said Jt^iin Zcric'uT fitly three pounds 

1221 one Shilling and ton pjncc three t.irtliings being th.c Remainder 
of what was Due to him from this Corporation for Work Done 

by him at the Exchange 



444 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) g^ 
New York V 



Present. 



>-Esq'^? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Friday the fifth 
of April anno Domini 1754 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardiis Stuyvesandt 
Stephen V'an Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lispenard 
Peter Clopper 

Whereas on Friday the Eighth Day of March the Petition of 
Sundry of the Inhabitants of this City for Erecting another Ferry to 
be Fixerl from Renisons Land on Nassau Island to the Citv of New 
York or Near the Cor])oration Peer as Also the Remonstrance of 
Some other of the Inhabitants against Grartino; the Prayer of the 
said Petition until! they were heard by Councill and Likewise pro- 
posalls of Mess*^^ Hendrick and Peter Remscn were preferred to this 
Board and wiierkas this Day ])ein<j^ the Day appointed for the hearing 
thereof ]\K Smith and yV Scott of Councill for the Remonstrants and 
M'* Murray and otliers of Councill for the Petitioners appeared and 
M'^ Scott argued on tlie Subject matters Contained in the said Petition 
and Remonstrance and M'" Murray moved to this board that the Peti- 
tioners might have Some time allowed them to answer in whereupon 
its ORDERD by this Board that thev be allowed till the 6^^ of Mav next 
and that the parties take notice thereof and attend accordingly 

[377] C)ri)}=:ri) that ]\K Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Alderman De Peyster or his 
(1222) Order th.e sum of Eicrht pounds to l>c paid by him applied 
towards Sinkinc^ a Well opposite to his honour the Lieuten- 
ant Governours near tlie 0:-\vero Market in the West Ward of t^is Citv 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 445 

Mf John Watts Delivered unto this Board a Certificate of the Num- 
ber of Days by him Served in Generall Assembly as one of the Repre- 
sentatives of this City from the Thirtieth of October Last to the 
Twelfth of December following amounting in the Whole to the Num- 
ber of Forty four Days which he Indorsed Gratis and Declared the 
same to be Null and Void and all Certificates and Demands of the Like 
Serv'ice 

C)rderd that Alderman Livingston, Alderman Benson Alderman 
Provoost, Alderman Filkin, M^ Abraham Dc Peyster and M^ John Liv- 
ingston or any five of them be a Committee to Regulate the Streets 
from the City Hall to the New Exchange and that they take to their 
Assistance the City Surveyor if it should be thought Necessary to 
Levell the same and make Report thereof to this Board with all Con- 
venient Speed 

Orderd the same Committee as the Last be a Committee to Regu- 
late the Streets from AI^ Furmans Corner to M*"? Carpenters Corner in 
the Dock Ward of this City, and that they take to their Assistance the 
City Surveyor if it should be thought Necessary to Levell the Same 
and make Report thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed. 

Orderd that the Alderman and Assistant of the 

N? East Ward of this City Cause a Well to be Sunk op- 

1223 posite to Johannes Alstynes in Maiden Lane in the 

Warrl Issued East Ward of tiiis City of Six foot Diameter and that 

M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of this 
City to pay to the said Alderman and Assistant Eight pounds towards 
Defraying the Expence of Such Well 

Ordhrd that M^" Recorder be aj'puiiilod, and ho is hereby Accord- 
ingly appointed to prepare the Draft c»f a Bill to be preferred to the 
Generali Assembly to Enable and inipower the Mayor Aldermen and 
Commonalty of the City of New York and their Succes.'iors to prevent 
and Remove particular Xusances within the same to the Southward 
of fresh Water and Deliver the same to this Board at the next Com- 
mon Councill 



446 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[378] City of ^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York^ hall of the said City on Thursday y« 2? of 

May 1754 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Pevster 
Robert Benson 



^Esq*"? Aldermen 



Nicholas Roosevelt ^ 



>► Assistants 



William De Peyster 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lispenard 
Peter Clopper 

Be it ordained by the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New York in Common Councill Convened and it is hereby Ordained 
by the Authority of the same that all the Laws Orders and Ordinances 
of this Corporation which on the fifth Day of November Last past were 
made Ordained Renewed, Established, and Published and to be Con- 
tinued in force for Six months from that Day be Continued and Remain 
in full force and Virtue for Six Months from this Day Vizt 

A Law for the Due observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from becomeing a Charge to this Cor- 
poration 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the better preventing of fire 

A Law for the Marking of Bread 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal and flour by Measure and for 
the Appointing of proper places for the Sale of Meal flour Corn and 
Grain 

A Law for the Regulating Negroes Molattoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Carmen 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Packers and Cullers 

A Law for Regulating the Lying Vessells in the Docks or Slips of 
this City and for the preserving the bridge and Common Sewer in the 
said Docks 

A Law for preserving the Commons and the fish in fresh Water 
Pond 

A Law for the Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters of 
funeralls 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 447 

A Law against fireing of Guns or other fire Works Within the 
Streets 

A Law fur paveing and Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the City of New York and for preventing Nusances within the 
same Except Such parts thereof as Relates to no Hoggs to be kept 
on the South Side of fresh Water 

A Law in Addition to a Law Entituled a Law for paveing and 
Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of New York 
for preventing Nusances within the same 
[379] A Law for Preventing frauds in fire Wood 

A Law Prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers (Except Such part there- 
of as was Repealed the Twenty Sixth of Aprill i75o[)] 

A Law for the Marking of butter 

A Law for Regulating of Mid wives within the City of New Y'ork 

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

A Law for the Better Secureing the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gunpowder 

A Law for appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what Uses the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City 
Shall be put unto 

A Law for the Regulating the Publick ^farkets within the City 
of New York and for preventing forestallings of provisions Comeing 
to the said Markets, M^ Mayor Dissenting to this Law being Published 

A Law to prevent the Selling or Giveing of Unripe fruit and oys- 
ters within the City of New York 

A Law Relating to Making of freemen (Except that part formerly 
Repealed) 

A I aw for Regulating the Slaughter House (with the following 
Alteration, that Instead of the Publick Slaughter houses by the Water 
Side all Neat Cattle to be Killed at the Slaughter house belonging 
to M^ Nicholas Bayard Scituate on his Land on the North Side of 
Fresh Water) 

The Clerk produced to this Board the Engrossed Lease from 
this Corporation to Jasper Drake of the Stalls and Standings of this 
City from the Last Day of Aprill Last past to the first Day of May 
1755 which was read & agreed to and orderd (M^ Mayor Dissenting 
thereto) that the Seal of this City be affixed thereto & the same be De- 
livered to the said Jasper Drake on his Executing a Counterpart thereof, 



450 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Committee who were appointed the fifth of Aprill Last to 
Regulate the Streets from the City hall to the New Exchange, and 
from Mf Furmans Corner to M*^ Carpenters Corner the Former of 
which Street is Called Broad Street and the Latter is part of Smith 
and Queen Street in the Dock ward of the said City make their Re- 
port in these Words (to witt) City of New York ss: 

Wiii'.RFAs an Order of Common Councill was Issued at the Citv 
frill c'atcd the 5^^ Aprill 1754 to Impower Six of the Members of this 
Corporation to Regulate the Street from the said City hall to the 
New Exchange in Broad Street and to take the City Surveyor to their 
Assistance and to make Report thereof and another [382] Order 
of the same Day Constituting the same Committee to Regulate the 
Street from M^ Furmans to M'? Carpenters Corner in Dock ward 
of the Said City under the same Restrictions 

Two of the Committee being present at the Survey and Levelling 
of the aforesaid Streets we the Remaining four Members of the said 
Committee do Report with the two above Mentioned that we have 
Seen the Surveyors Return of both Streets hereunto Annexed and do 
aprove of the same with this Alteration Only that from the City hall 
for the first two hundred and Fifty feet down Wards go with a 
Regular Descent and from thence with one Regular Descent to the 
Common Shore Near the New Exchange all which is Notwithstand- 
ing humbly Submitted to this board by James Livingston Robert Ben- 
son John Provoost May y^ 6 1754 which Report was Read and Agreed 
to by this Board and orderd to be filed and that the same Report be 
fortwith Complied with 

This Day the Councill for the Petitioners for the Erecting of a 
New Ferry to be fixed from Remsons Land on Nassau Island to the 
City of New York at or near the Corporation Peer, answer'd the 
Objections made by the Council! for the Remonstrants on the Eighth 
of March Last Against Granting the prayer of the said Petition for a 
New fFerry and then the Councill for the Remonstrants moved this 
board, that they might have Some Reasonable time to Reply to Such 
Matters as were Set forth by the Councill for the Petitioners It's 
ORDERD by this board, that they be allowed to Tuesday the fourteenth 
Day of this Instant May, and that they then attend accordingly with- 
out further Notice 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 451 

City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York! *" hall of the said City on Tuesday the four- 

teenth day of May 1754 

Present. Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
William De Peyster 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 



>► Esq*? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



J 



[383I Oeiderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Gerrardus Duyck- 

1228 ing or his Order the sum of Eleven pounds Ten Shil- 
ings in full of his Account for Painting fc for the 

New Exchange as p^ his Account Sworn to and Allowed by this Board 

Orderd that Mf Mayor Issue his Warrant to The 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Lambert Moore 

1229 or his Order the sum of five Pounds for the Like sum 
by him advanced and Paid to Philip Oliver Publick 

Whipper of this City for one Quarters Sallary Due unto him and End- 
ing the Eighth Day of this Instant May 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Mes- 

1230 senger and Door keeper to this Board or his Order the 
sum of Three pounds fifteen Shillings in full for one 

Quarters Sallar>' Due unto him the Thirtieth of this Instant May 

M«^ William Walton Delivered unto this Board a Certificate of the 
Number [of] Days by him Served in Generall Assembly as one of the 
Representatives of this City from the Ninth of Aprill Last to the fourth 
of May following Amounting in the Whole to the Number of Twenty 



452 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Six Davs which he Endorsed Gratis and Declared the same to be Null 
and \'oid and all Certificates and Demands of the Like Service 

Orderd that Stephen Crosfield be appointed fireman of the Dock 
Ward in the Room place and Stead of Benjamin Moore Late fireman 
of the said Ward 

This Day the Councill for the Remonstrants Replied to the Peti- 
tioners Answer in Support of the Erecting of a New Ferry to be fixed 
from Rcmsons Land on Nassau Island to the City of New York at or 
Near the Corporation Peer Wiikreupox this board Orderd the Con- 
sideration thereof bo put off till the Twenty first of this Instant May 



[384 1 City of |.g,. 
New York^ 



Present. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of tlic said City on Tuesday the Twenty 
first of May 1754 



Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
SiuKni Johnscn Esq^ Recorder 
Cierrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stv'i.^licii Viui Cortlar.dt 
James Liviurston 
Picre l)c Peystcr 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Abraham De Pevster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livini^ston 
Leonard Lispenard 
Peter Cloppcr 



> Esq*"? Aldermen 



"A 



> Assistants 



J 



The subject matters Contained in the Petition of Sundry of the 
Inhabitants of this Citv for Ercctine another Ferrv to be Fixed from 
Remsons Land on Nassau Ferry [Island] to the City of New York at 
or near the Corporation Peer, as also the Remonstrance of Some other 
of the Inhabitants against Granting the prayer of the said Petition, were 
again taken into Consideration by this Board, whereupon It is orderd 
by this Board that the said Petition be Dismissed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 453 

Orderd By this board that those persons who were for Rejecting 
the Prayer of the above mentioned Petition be Entered (to witt) M^ 
Recorder Alderman Stuyvesandt, Alderman Livingston, Alderman 
De Peyster Alderman Provoost, Mess^? Abraham Depeyster, William 
Depeyster, Nicholas Roosevelt, Leonard Lespinard, and Peter Clopper 
as also those persons Who were for Granting the Prayer of the Peti- 
tion (to Witt) M^ Mayor, Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Filkin, 
Mess^? Nicholas Bayard and John Livingston 

Orderd the mayor Issue his warrant to y^ Treas- 

N? (1231) urer of this City to pay to Doct^ John Van Bueren or 

Warr^ Issued his order the Sum of £12 : 10 in full of his account for 

medicines by him found and provided for the use and 
by order of this Corporation as p^ his account allowed of by this Board 

[385] The Petition of William Walton and others the proprietors And 
owners of Sundry Houses & Lotts of Ground on Hunters Kev Was 
preferred to this board praying that this Corporation Will Grant to 
them Two hundred feet into the East river, or as many feet as will 
make the Same on a straight or direct Line With the Keys on both 
sides, Whereupon it is ordered bv this board that Alderman Pro- 
voost. Alderman Livingston, Alderman Depeyster M^ John Livingston 
and M^ Peter Clopper or any four of them be a Committee to meet 
and Receive proposals from the said Petitioners and make report 
thereof to this board with all Convenient Speed 

Orderd that Alderman De Pevster and M^ Roosevelt Cause a 
nusance of a Lot! of Ground on tlie East side of the broad wav a Little 
beyond the Osv*ego Markett to be forthwith Removed pursuant to an 
Act of Assembly Eiultiriod an act to Enable and impower the mayor 
Aldermen & Cor.iiponalty of tlie City of New York and their successors 
to Prevent And Remove Particular Xusancos Within the saiiiC to the 
sorth Ward of tlie fresh Water 

Pursuant to an order of Common Councill of the second .'f mav 

m 

Instant the Committee wlio were then appointed lo n:cet and Confer 
With M^ Henry Cruc^or about Enlarginc^ his Peer in tlie I^c^ckward of 
this City of about four feet Larimer than It now i*^. made tlicir report 
to this Hoard in these Words (to witt) 

City of New York ss: May y*^ 20".' 1754 l'ur<ii;i!;t to an ^)rde[r] 
of Common Councill dated 2^ ^L'ly 1754 appointing us a Committee to 
meet and Confer With M*" Henry Cruger to Enlarge his Peer in the 
Dockward about four feet Wider than it at Present is ; do in Conformity 
report, that wc have had a Conference with the said Henry Cruger h 



454 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

heard his Allegations & proposals [386] relating [to] The Same in the 
following manner that he Conceives (as well by the Advice of some 
Gentlemen Learned in the Law) he has a Right by his Grant from the 
Corporation to Entitle him to the Dockage & Cranage of his Wharfs 
Including the peer but rather than to Contend the mat[t]er with the 
Corporation he is willing to forego his Claim providing the Corpora- 
tion will be at the Expence of Enlarging the said Peer And upholding 
it in Good order otherwise, if not Consented to he the si Cruger will 
be at the Expence of Inlarging the s? Peer at his own proper Cost 
providing he has the right of one Sea Vessels Lying within the Peer 
to be Exempted frcnn paying Any wharfage or Dockage to the Cor- 
poration, all whicli is Notwithstanding Submitted to this board by 
James Livingston, Jc)hn Provcost, Era? Eilkin, A D Peyster, Jn? Liv- 
ingston, Peter Cloppcr Whereupon It is ordered that the Same be 
Entered and ffiled, and that the Last Proposall of M'' Henry Cruger in 
said Report be Accepted of and Complied With by this Board, and also, 
Orderd that the alderman ^ assistant of the Dock ward Cause the City 
Surveyor to make a draft of the Survey of the Enlargement of the said 
Peer and Report the Same to this board with all Convenient Speed 
(this part of the order to be given to the Committee when Sent for) 

City of ^ ^o At a Conmion Councill held at the City 

New York ( ^ ' hall of the said City on Friday the 14^1* of 

June Anno Domini 1754 

Present: F.dwnrd Holland Esr/ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Eiq'' Recorder 
(Icrrardus Stuyvcsandt "^ 
Robert Benson 
Tohn Provoost 
Franr Filkin 
Ab^ Dc Popster 
Xich'.' luTvr.rd 
Nich^ Roosevelt 
J(;hn Livinrston 
Peter Clopper 

[387] Ordered the mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? (1232) Treasurer of this City to pay to M'* Jacobus Turck or 

his order the sum of Eighteen pounds in full for three 
Quarters of a Years Sallary for keeping and Cleaning the fire En- 
gines due and Ending the first of May Last 



j^Esq*^? Aldermen 



J 

\ 



^Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



455 



M^ William Walton delivered into this board a Certificate of the 
number of days by him served in Generall Assembly as one of the 
representatives of this City from tlie 9H' day of Aprill Last to the 
4^t of may following amounting in the whole to Twenty six Days 
which he Endorsed Gratis, and declared the Same to be null and void 
and all Certificates and demands of the Like service 

Orderex) that Alderman Prov^^st, Alderman Benson Alderman 
Filkin, M^ Clopper ]Mt Depeyster M*" Bayard M*" Livingston and M^ 
Roosevelt or any five of them be a Committee to receive proposals from 
the Inhabitants near the fly market towards Enlargeing the said Mar- 
ket in Length, which proposalls if thought Reasonable, may be by the 
said Committee Accepted of, and that the said Committee have power 
to permit the neighbourhood there to Lenghten the same at their Own 
Expence in such a manner As shall be by the said Committee thought 
most proper for the Ease and Conveniency of the Publick 

The Committee who were appointed on the 2i*t of May Last to 
Cause the City surveyor to make a draft of the Survey of the Enlarge- 
ment of M^ Henry Crugers peer in the Dockward of this City, did 
this day prefer a Draft accordingly of the Same Which was approved 
of by this board and Ordered that the Enlargement of the said peer 
be made agreable to the said Draft so made by the City Surveyor 
And that the Clerk of this Board prepare a Grant for the Same to 
the said Henry Cruger Agreeable to his proposal made to the above- 
said Committee And noted in the minutes of the Last Common 
Councill 



[388] City of )g5 
New York( 



Present. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Thursday the 4^ 
day of July Anno DoiTT 1754 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuvvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Piere De Peyster 
Francis Filkin 
William De Peyster 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 



^Esq*! Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



y 



456 MINUTES OF THE COJVLMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? (1233) "^^J" o^ this City to Pay to Alderman Filkin one pound 

and paid to Jacob Kip for one thousand Bricks for the 
Warl Issued thirteen shillings for the Like sum by him Advanced 
Exchange as p^ S? Kips Accl Sworn to and allowed of by this board 

Ordered the Like to Peter B rower or his order Six 

N° (1234) pounds five shillings And nine pence in full of his Acct 

Warr! Issued for work done for the Exchange as p"^ his said Acd 

Sworn to and allowed of Bv this board 

Ordered the Like to M^ Dirick Brinkerhoof or his 

N? (1235) order the Sum of fourty seven pounds nine shillings 

Warrt Issued and nine pence in full of his Acct for Nails &? for the 

use of this Corporation as p^ his Ace*. Sworn to and 
Allowed of by this board 

Ordered that the assize of bread be till further order as followeth 
(wheat at 6/ p' Bushell[)] Viz* 

A White Loaf of the finest Flower) ^ ^^ - _^ ,. i 1 ,/. 

. , w^ 13°^ for 4 English half pence 

to weigh j ^ ^ *" * 

Ditto of Do Do I4K> for 2 d? 

And ordered that no other Bread be made for Sale Within this 
City than according to the above assize (hard bisquets only Excepted) 
and that all Bakers within this City take notice hereof and make their 
bread accordingly 

The Clerk produced to this board the draft of a deed from this 
Corporation to M"" Henry Cruger for 4 foot & J4 of Ground in the 
dock [389] Ward of this City Contiguous and Adjoining to the peer 
of him the said Henry Cruger Commonly Called Crugers peer on the 
westermost Part thereof which was read and approved of And or- 
DERD to be Engrossed and the seal of the City be affixed thereto and 
Delivered to him on his Executing a Counterpart thereof 



OF TilE CITY OF NEW YORK 



457 



City of ) 
New York j 



SS 



Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Thursday the ii*> 
day of July Anno Domini 1754 

Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 

Stephen Van Cortlandt 

James Livingston 

Piere De Peyster 

Robert Benson 

John Provoost 

Francis Filkin 

Nicholas Bayard 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

William De Peyster 

John Livingston 

Peter Clopper 



>.Esq*'f Aldermen 



< 



>- Assistants 



Ordered that M^ Mavor Issue his warrant to the 

N? (1236) treasurer of this City to pay to Henry Carmer or his 

Warr* Issued order the sum of Twenty four pounds fifteen shillings 

and Seven pence half penny in full of his Accl for 
Work done to the Long Bridge as p^ his ace! Sworn to And allowed 
of by this board 



Ordered that the pavement on both sides of the Broad Street Be 
taken up and new Laid Seventy four foot to the Northward of the 
Middle of the Kennall opposite to fflatten Berjc^h Street, before the 
Houses of John Roorback on the West and John Wilkenson on the East 
side of said Street and to Run from thence upon a Regular Descent, 
untill it meets the middle of the Kennell at the End of Bever Street, 
and from thence With another Regular Descent to the Common Sewer, 
and that the [390] Pavement be made pursuant to an approved Survey 
Latelv made bv Francis Marsclialk one of the Citv Surv-evors. under 
the direction & Inspection of the following Committee, to Witt, M*" 
Recorder Alderman Livingston Alderman Filkin M*" Abraham De 
Peyster and M^ John Livingston or any three of them Anp also 
Orderd that the Same Committee to be Committee to Regulate Smith 
street pursuant to the said survey of the said Francis Marschalk 



458 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City of I ^^, At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York] hall of the said City on Friday the 20*^ 

of Sepf 1754 

Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Fran? Filkin 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nich! Roosevelt 
W? Depeyster 
Peter Clopper 



>-Esq*^? Aldermen 



J 
^ 



>- Assistants 



Mf Mayor Produced to this Board a List of the names of Sundry 
Persons, who had taken out Lycences for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
Within this City from the Twenty fifth day of March 1754 to the 25*l» 
day of March 1755 Amounting to the number of 192 persons And Who 
together had paid for the same £268 : 14 : 9 Current money of this 
Colony Orderd that he Pay the Same to the Chamberlain of this City 
Retaining thereout in his hands four shillings and paying thereout to 
the Clerk five shillings for Every Lycence So by him Granted during 
the time therein mentioned 

Orderd that the mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N° (1237) Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer or his 

War! Issued order Messenger & Doorkeeper to this board or order 

the sum of three pounds fifteen shillings in full for one 
Quarters Sallary due & Ending the 30*!? of August Last 

[391] Ordered that the mayor Issue his warrant to 

N° (1238) the Treasurer of this City to pay to Augustus Van 

Warr^ Issued Cortlandt or his order the sum of five Pounds in full 

for the Like Sum by him Advanced and to Philip 
Oliver Publick Whipper of this City for his Quarters Sallary due unto 
him And Ending the 8*^ of August Last past 

Orderi-d the Like to Mess*"? Keen and Lightfoot or 
N° (1239) their order £3 : 19 : 6 in full of their account for the 
Warr^ Issued Expences of a Committee 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



459 



(1240) 
Warr^ Issued. 



Orderd the Like to Peter Giraud for £8 13 : ii 
or his order for work done at the Ahns house bv his 
brother Daniel Giraud Deceased, as p^ the Acct Sworn 
to by the said Peter Giraud and allowed of by this 
board 



Ordered the Like to Jacob Brewington or his order 
N? (1241) Thirty five Pounds Thirteen shillings & Eight pence in 

full of his Account with this Corporation as p'' his account 
Sworn to and allowed of bv this board 



N9 1242 
Warr* Issued 



Ordered that the Like to Malconi M^Even or his 
order five Pounds Sixteen shillings and Six pence in 
full of his Account Sworn to and allowed of by the 
board 



(1243) 
Warr^ Issued 



Ordered the Like to Picro De Peyster Esq^ or his 
Order the Sum of Eight Pounds to be by him applied 
towards Defraying the Expence of the well Lately 
made in I>arclavs Street in the v/cst ward of this Citv 



Ordered the Like to Piere Depeyster Esq^ for a 
N? 1244 well Lately made opposite to M^ George Harrisons in 
Warr* Issued the said ward 



N? 1245 
Warr* Issued 



Order'd the Like to Peter Clopper or his order 
one hundred pounds for the Like Sum by him ad- 
vanced and Laid out for Repairing the Old Slip Mar- 
ket House 



Ordered that the Alderman of the west ward Cause a well to be 
Sunk opposite to M^ \^^\ Grusha's near Tames ^lills's in the west 
ward of the said Citv 



[302] OuDKRin tl'nt M'' May^r I-^sut his warrant to 

X? f '-.46) the Treasurer of this City to pay to (when required) 

Warr* Issued the Mayc^r Aldcrn:en «S: Comir.onalty of the City of 

New York the Sum of Thirty Six Pounds for the Like 
Sum by them borrowed out of the Excise money Raised by an Act 
of Assembly Entituled an Act to Regulate the Collecting of the duty 
of Excise, in Order to discharge a Years Interest of Six hundred 



46o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Pounds due the 2&^ of July Last past by an Obligation from this Cor- 
poration to Peter Valette deceased 

M^ William Walton delivered into this board a Certificate of the 
Number of days by him Served in Generall Assembly as one of the 
Representatives of this City from the 20*^ of August Last to y^ 29*^ 
of August Instant Amounting in the whole to nine days, which he 
Endorsed Gratis and declared the Same to be null & Void and all 
Certificates and demands of the Like Service 



City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York I hall of the said City on Wednesday the 25*^ 

of Sepf 1754 

Present: Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesandt "" 

James Livingston 

Robt Benson 

John Provoost 

Francis Filkin 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

William De Pcyster i a • ^ ^ 

^ ^ r^. > Assistants 

Peter Clopper 

Leonard Lespinard 



>-Esq*? Aldermen 



J 

I 



Ordered that the Assize of Bread be till further Order as follow- 
eth Wheat at 6/6 ^ Bushell 

A White Loaf of the finest flour) ,. „, ^ t- t- i. u ir 

^ i»° : 11°^ for 4 English half pence 

to weigh J 

A D?. . .D?. .of. .D? I3J^ for 2 English half pence 

Orderd that no other bread be made for sale Within this then 
according to the above assize (hard Bisquets only Excepted) & that all 
Bakers within this Citv take Notice hereof & Govern themselves 
Accordingly 

[393] Ordered that Queen Street be dug away & new paved, begining 
at the stone Step of Cap^ Grenolds House & to Run with a Regular 
Assent of Four Inches on Every Ten foot up the said Street as farr 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 461 

as Shall be thought necessary & Convenient And that the same be 
done under the Inspection &' by the direction of the alderman & As- 
sistant of Montgomerie Ward who are hereby Appointed to oversee 
& order the same be done forthwith 

Ordered that the Committee that were appointed for the Building 
the Ferry house have power to finish the fourth & Last Room on the 
first floor of the said House in such Manner as thev Shall think Con- 
venient. 

Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 1247 Treasurer of this City to Pay to the Mayor Aldermen 

Warr^. Issued & Commonalty of the City of New York (When re- 
quired) the Sum of Twenty one Pounds for the Like 
Sum by them Borrowed out of the Excise money Raised by an Act of 
the Lieutenant Governour Councill And Gcnerall Assembly of this 
Colony, Entituled An act to Regulate the Collecting the duty of Excise 
in order to discharge a Years Interest of £350 due from this Corpora- 
tion upon their Obligation to M^ Abraham \'an Duersen the Ninth of 
July Last past 

N? 1248 Ordered the Like for Twelve Pounds to M"^? Catherine 

Livingston 

The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of this City dwelling and Re- 
siding And being owners of the dwelling houses on both Sides of 
Maiden Lane being read It is ordered that Aldermen Cortlandt & 
De Peyster Mess*^? Nicholas Roosevelt, Leonard Lespinard and Peter 
Clopper or the major part of them be a Conunittee to Consider of the 
Allegations In the said Petition «&: to \'iew the Ground therein men- 
tioned And report their Oppinion thereupon to this board v.ith all 
Convenient speed 

Whereas on the Seventeenth day of December Last it was re- 
solved tliat a Lease Should be made out to Abraham Mills for a Small 
piece of Ground Containing an acre t^' a half Lying a Little to the 
Northward of the house of Tolin \'an Z?ndt Wherein tlie j-ail Abra- 
ham Mills then Lived for the Term of Twentv one Years under tlic 
Yearly rent of forty Shillings Which said Lease has never been Exe- 
cuted And Whereas the said Abraham Mills is now under Confine- 
ment in the Goal of this City & not Likely Ever to be Able to Comply 
with the Terms upon Which the Lease was to have been Granted 
Therefore it is Resolved and ordered bv this Board that a Lease from 



462 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



this Corporation be m^de out to James Mills for the said Piece of 
Ground for the Term of Twenty Years to Commence from the Twenty 
fifth day of March Next [394] Under the Like yearly rent of forty 
Shillings upon his first paying the sum of Forty Shillings And also 
Covenanting in the said Lease not to dispose of or Assign over the 
Same Without the Consent & approbation of this Corporation for that 
purpose first had and Obtained and first Giveing them the preferrence 
and refusall thereof. 

Thomas Lawrence and John Clarke Appointed publick Measurers 
of this City and were sworn for the Due Execution of their offices 



City of ^gg 
Newyork ( 



Present : 



>i 



>► Esquires Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Monday the Thir- 
tieth day of September 1754 (The Feast of 
S! Michael the Arch Angel Falling on a 
Sunday.) 

Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Pierre De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 



Conformable to His Majesties Royal Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for 
Electing this day One Alderman One Assistant Two Assessors one 
Collector and Two Constables in the Six Wards on the South Side 
of fresh Water And one Alderman one Assistant Four Assessors Two 
Collectors and four Constables for the out Ward of the said City to 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



463 



serve in the respective offices for the year Ensuing the Respective Al- 
dermen of Each respective Ward made Return this day Into the office 
of Town Clerk under their hands of the severall Persons Elected to 
serve in the severall offices aforesaid Vizt 



East ward 



West ward 



[395I 



North ward 



South ward 



Dock ward 



V 



< 



< 



^Philip Livingston Esq'" 

Peter Clopper 

David Van Home 

Evert Bancker 

David Schuyler 

John Bingam 

Isaac Gomez Jun'^ 
^Pierre De Peyster Esq'^ 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Christopher Steymets 

Nicholas Bogart 

Aron Van Hook 

Jacobus Kip & 

Gilbert Ash 
^Stephen Van Cortlandt 
Esqf 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Popplesdorft & 

Everardus Brower 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

James Carroll 

Peter Vallardc 

Francis Filkin Esq^ 

Abraham De Pevster 

John Clopper 

Maurice De Hart 

John Debow 

John Debow 

William Baldwin 
'^ John Cniger Esq^ 

John Livingston 

Dirick Brinkerhoof 

AbT Van Wyck Jun^ 

James Creighton 

Gerrard? W? Beekman 
^Mathew Ernst 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 



Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 






C Assessors 

Collector 

i Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



V, 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



464 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



r 



Montgomerie 
ward 



Alderman 
Assistant 



< 



I 



Assessors 
Collector 






Out ward 



C Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



< 



Evert Bivanck Esq^ 

William De Peyster 

John Duryee 

Sam'! Tingley 

Tiennis Defour 

Tieunis Defour 

Thomas Shreve 

Oliver De Lancey Esq^ 

Albert Herring 

Jacobus Kip 

Philip Minthorne 

William Richardson 

Garret Cosine 

Benjamin Van De Water ^ 

Lawrence Low & | . 

John Oblinus ( 

John De Vore [Jr.] Collector 

John De Vore Jun^ & ) ^ ^ , , 
i^ . ^ -^ I Constables 



Assessors 



I 

Collector 
' Constables 



^ 



Bowery 
Division 



< 



V 



Peter Busscn 



Harlem 
Division 



J 



The Honourable James De Lancey Esq^ Lieutenant Governour 
and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New York 
And Territories Depending thereon in America by and With the 
Advice And Consent of his Majesties Councill Was pleased to Appoint 
the following persons Officers for the City & County of New York 
for the Year Ensuing, to Witt, Edward Holland Esq^ to be Mayor 
Water Bailiff & Clerk of the Markets John Roberts Esq^ to be high 
Sheriff and John Burnett Esq^ to be Coroner 

Resolved (Nemine Contradicente) that Isaac De Peyster Esq^ 
The present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation be and is 
hereby Elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Cor- 
poration for the year Ensuing he Giving Such Security As the Charter 
directs 



[396] Ordered That the alderman of the dock ward Cause a new 
Election of two Constables for the said Ward in the room place and 
Stead of Gerrard? William Beekman and Mathcw Ernst who are 
Troopers and Screened by the Militia Act, and that the Election be on 
Wednesday Next at Ten oClock in the morning 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 465 

Ordered that the Alderman of the South ward Cause a new Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the said ward in the room place & Stead of 
John Debow who is Chosen Collector for the said Ward and that the 
Election be on Wednesday Morning next at Ten oClock 

Ordered that the Alderman of the out ward Cause a new Election 
of a Constable for Harlem Division in the Room place and Stead of 
John Devoore Jun*" who is Chosen Collector for the said Division And 
that the Election be on Friday Next at Ten oClock in the morning 

Ordered that the Alderman of Montgomerie Ward Cause a new 
Election of a Constable in the Room place and Stead of Tieunis Defour 
who is Chosen Collector for the said ward and that the Election be on 
Saturday Next at Ten oClock in the morning 

M» Mayor This day appointed Henry Van Den Ham high Con- 
stable for the said City for the year Ensuing 

Orderd that the Alderman of the West Ward Cause a Well to be 
sunk opposite to, or near Kissicks in the said Ward 



City of } «« At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j hall of the said City on Thursday the 10^? 

of October 1754 

Present Edward Holland Esq*" Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Robert Benson 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
William Dc Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard ^Assistants 

Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Vol. v.— 30 



^Esquires Aldermen 



J 



466 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[397] Order'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? 1249 Treasurer of this City to pay to Doctor John Van 

Warrant Issued Bueren £4:13:3 in full of his account for Attendance 

and Medecines by him applyed to Sundry poor 
prisoners in the City Hall of this City by order of this board 

Orderd the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1250 urer of this City to Pay to VVilHam Beek and 

Warrant Issued William Baldwin or order the Sum of one Pound 

Ten Shillings in full of their Ace*. For Transporting 
Elinor Davis and Thomas Buckley two Vagrants to Staten Island and 
for their Trouble and Expence on account thereof 

Orderd the Like to M^ Peter Clopper or his 

[N? 1251] order the Sum of Eight Pounds Towards defraying 

Warrant Issued the Expence of Sinking a well opposite to Johannes 

Alstyns in Maiden Lane in the East ward of this City 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N° 1252 Treasurer of this City to Pay to George Burns the 

Warrant Issued Sum of Seventy Pounds in full of his Account With 

this Corporation 

Orderd the Mavor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1253 urer of this City to Pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh or 

Warrant Issued his order the Sum of Twenty four Pounds Seven- 
teen Shillings and Six Pence half penny in full for 
the Ballance of his Acct With this Corporation for Candles and fire 
Wood and for his Years Sallary as overseer of the Watch and Watch 
House from the first of October 1753 to the first day of October 1754 
And also the further sum of Twelve Pounds Three shillings & seven 
pence in full of another Account With this Corporation for work 
done by him on the City & Ferry house, as also the further Sum of 
Eight Pounds Two Shillings and Two pence in full of one other Ac- 
count for Cleansing the City hall and Watch House Which Said Sev- 
crall Accounts were Sworn to and allowed of by this board, as also One 
other Sum of one Pound nine Shillings and one penny for the Like 
Sum by him Advanced and Paid to Peter Giraud for work done to 
the City hall all Which Said Severall Sums in the whole And together 
amount unto Forty Six Pounds Twelve Shillings & Four pence half 
penny 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 467 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1254 of this City to Pay to Henry Carmer or his order the sum 
of Thirty one Pounds fourteen shillings in full for the 
Ballance of his Account with this Corporation 

[398] Orderd that the Clerk prepare a Bond from this Corporation to 
M*" Henry Carmer And affix the Seal of this City to the same in the 
Penalty of Two hundred pounds With Condition to Pay one hundred 
Pounds Current money of this Colony on the fifth day of May next 
at Seven ^ Cent ^ Annum And that the same be signed by M'^ Mayor 
And Countersigned by the Clerk of this Board 

Orderd that M*" Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? 1255 Treasurer of this City to pay to Francis Marschalk 

Warrant Issued or his order the Sum of Eight Pounds Two Shillings 

in full of his Account for Surveying for this Cor- 
poration &? as p*^ his account Allowed of by this board 

Ordered that Isaac Van Hook Shopkeeper and Evert Pelts be ap- 
pointed, and they are hereby accordingly appointed Publick Inviters 
to funeralls in the said City, and that they Regelate themselves pur- 
suant to a Law of this Corporation, Entituled a Law for the Regu- 
lating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to flfuneralls 

Ordered that the Mayor Issue his war- 

N? 1256 rant to the Treasurer of this City to pay 

Warrant Issued to Jacob & John Ste}TTiets or their Order 

one ace? was. £1 115 : 9 Three Pounds Twelve Shillings & Six 

the other i : 16 : 9 pence in full of their Severall Accounts 

With this Corporation for the Cartage of 

Totall £3 : 12 : 6 Sand for the Exchange as p^ their accounts 

allowed of by this board 

The Clerk of this Board produced the draft of a Lease from this 
Corporation to James Mills of the said City, Inholder, for a Small Piece 
of Ground in the out ward, for the Term of Twenty one years from the 
25*? of March next; which was Read and approved of by this Board, 
and ORDERD that the Clerk Engross the Same and Deliver it to the said 
James Mills, on his Executing a Counterpart thereof and paying forty 
Shillings for the Quit rent now Due thereon 



>- Esquires Aldermen 



J 



^Assistants 



468 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[399] City of ^ ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

NewYork^ hall of the said City on Monday the 14*!? 

day of October Anno Domini 1754: 

Present: Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesandt ^ 
Stephen Van Cortlandt 
James Livingston 
Pierre De Peyster 
Robert Benson 
John Provoost 
Francis Filkin 
Abraham De Peyster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Bayard 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Cloppcr 

This Day Mr Mayor Attended by M*" Recorder the Aldermen and 
Assistants aforesaid high Sheriff Town Clerk high Constable, petty 
Constables and other Officers of this Corporation between the hours 
of Ten and Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon of the Same day went 
in their Formalities from the City hall to the House in Fort George 
in the said City and there Waited on the Honourable James De Lancey 
Esqf Lieutenant Governour and Commander in Chief in and over the 
Province of New York and the Territories Depending thereon in 
America and there the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be 
taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test 
and Abjuration Oath in the Presence and by the order of his Honour 
the Lieutenant Governour were administred unto Edward Holland 
Esqf as Mayor, Water Bailiff, and Clerk of the Markets of this City 
of New York, as also one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for 
the Citv & Countv of New York And also the Usual Oaths of Office 
of Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets of the City of 
New York and Justice of the Peace in the presence of the Several! 
members of this Court before mentioned And thereupon M^ Mayor 
acquainted his Honour the Lieutenant Governour that Pursuant to 
the [400] Authority to him Granted by his Majesties Royal Char- 
ter he had Appointed Stephen Van Cortlandt Esqf one of the Aldermen 



. L- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



469 



of the said City and this Corporation to be deputy Mayor of this City 
And Corporation if his Honour approved thereof to which his Honour 
was Pleased to answer the Choice was agreeable to him and he Ap- 
proved thereof That the said Stephen Van Cortlandt Should be Deputy 
Mayor of this City of New York Accordingly Whereupon the Mayor 
attended as aforesaid Returned to the City hall where After Ringing of 
three Bells and Proclamation made for Silence the Commission for 
Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets And the Commission of 
the high Sheriff were Published And then this Court returned to the 
Common Councill Chamber where the said Edward Holland Esq^ was 
placed in the Chair And then the said Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor of 
this Corporation Administred the Oaths aforesaid Appointed to be 
Taken by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy the Test Abjuration Oath and the Usual Oath for the due 
Execution of their offices unto the Respective Magistrates and Officers 
following (Vizt) 

Stephen Van Cortlandt ^ 
Pierre De Peyster 
Francis Filkin 
Oliver De Lancey 
John Cruger 
Philip Livingston 
Evert Byvanck 
Abraham De Pevster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
John Roberts Esq^ 



>. Esquires Aldermen 



^ 
"> 



^Assistants 



J 



[401] Isaac De Peyster, 



Henrv Van Den Ham 



high Sheriff of the City And County of 

New York 
Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City of 

New York 
High Constable 



East ward 



West ward 



Constables of the Severall Wards \'izt 
(John Bingham Walter Hyer Deputy 

/ Isaac Gomez Jun^ William Bcek D? 

([ Jacob Kipp 
I Gilbert Ash 



470 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Northward 
Southward 

Dockward 

Montgomerie 

ward 
Outward 
Bo wry 

division 
Harlem 

division 



(James Carrolle 
I Peter Vallarde 
(William Baldwin 
^Daniel Knap 
^ David Ryder 
Hyllard Judah 
Thomas Shrieve 
James Lowee 

Garret Cosine 



John Kendall D? 



Hugh Mulligan D? 



Peter Bussen 



The Alderman of the South ward returned, that he had Caused 
a new Election of a Constable in his Said Ward, in the Room Place 
and Stead of John Deboe, w^ho was Chosen Collector for the said 
Ward and That Daniel Knap was Chosen one of the Constables for 
the said Ward in his Room 

Order D that the Committee for Repairing the City Hall, and poor 
house Cause a Chimney to be made in the Goal over the Library Room, 
and place the Expence thereof to this Corporation 

Orderd that the Alderman of the Outward Cause a new Election 
of a Constable for Bo wry Division in the Room place and Stead of 
Benjamin Van De Water who is returned Constable for the said [402] 
Division and is neitl^'cr a Freeman nor Freeholder, and That the Elec- 
tion be on Saturday next 



Order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

X? (1257) the Treasurer of this City to Pay to the Mayor Al- 

Warrant Issued dcrnicn and Commonalty of the City of New York, 

when required the Sum of Fourteen Pounds for the 
Like Sum by them borrowed out of the Excise money Raised by an 
Act of the Lieutenant Governour, Councill, & Generall Assembly of 
this Colony Entituled an Act to Regulate the Collecting the Dutv of 
Excise in order to discharge A years Interest of Two hundred Pounds 
due (from this Corporation to Pierre De Peyster Esq'' by an obliga- 
tion) the Twenty fifth day of September Last past 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 471 

Order'd that M'' Deputy Mayor, Alderman Filkin, Alderman 
Cruger M^ John Livingston and M*" Leonard Lespinard or the Major 
part of them be a Committee for auditing the Chamberlains Accounts 
and all the publick accounts of this Corporation 

Whereas on the Eighth day of July one Thousand Seven hundred 
And fifty Two it was orderd thac the Clerk of this board prepare 
a bond from this Corporation to M^ Abraham Van Duersen in the Pen- 
alty of Seven hundred Pounds With Condition to Pay him the Sum 
of Three hundred & fifty Pounds on the ninth day of July one thou- 
sand seven hundred & fifty four at 6 %? Cent p*^ Annum And where- 
as the Interest of the said Sum of Three hundred & fifty Pounds was 
at the delivery of the said Bond paid to the s^ Abraham Van Duersen 
by the Xeighbourhood of Coenties Market to the said Ninth day of 
July One Thousand Seven hundred & fifty four Whereupon It is 
ORDEKD by This Board, that the said Order be Repealed, And that the 
Interest of the Said Sum of Three hundred & fifty Pounds be paid 
to the said Abraham \^an Duersen bv this Board at and after the Rate 
of Seven ^^ Cent p*" Annum to Commence from the Ninth day of July 
Last past and to become due the ninth day of July one Thousand Seven 
hundred & fi ftv five 

Whereas on the Tv.cnty Ninth day of September one Thou- 
sand Seven hundred & fi ftv Two it was also orderd that the clerk 
prepare the Like to M^r Catharine Livingston to Pay to her Two hun- 
dred [403] Pounds on the Twenty Ninth of September Last and 
Whereas the Interest of the Said Sum of Two hundred pounds was at 
the Delivery of the Said bond paid to the Said Catharine Livingston 
by the Neighbourhood of Coenties Market to Y* Said Twenty Ninth 
of September Last past whereupon it is ordered by this board that 
the Said Order be Repealed and that the Interest of the Said Two 
hundred pounds be paid to the Said Catharine Livingston by this 
board at and after the Rate of Seven ^ Cent ^7 Annum to Commence 
from the Twenty Ninth of September Last and to become due the 
Twenty Ninth of September 1755 



472 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ^ ^^« At a Common Councill held at the City 



New York I ^^ Hall of the Said City on Friday the first of 

November 1754 



Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
Stephen Van Cortlandt De^ Mayor 
Piere De Peyster 
Frances Filkin 
Oliver De Lancey 
John Cruger 
Philip Livingston 
Evert Bivanck 
Abraham De Peyster 
Wl* De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 



j^Esq"? Aldermen 



J 



>- Assistants 



Be it ordained by the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New York in Common Councill Convened and it is hereby Or- 
dained by the Authority of the Same that all the Laws orders and Or- 
dinances of this Corporation which in the Second Day of May Last 
were made Ordained Renewed Established and published be Revived 
and Continued and Remain in full force and Virtue for one vear 
from and after the date hereof Viz* 

A Law for the due observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpo- 
ration (Except the first Clause in the Said Law) 

A Law to appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the Better preventing of fire 

A Law for the marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal & Flower by measure and for 
appointing proper places for the Sale of Meal, Flower, Corn & Grain 

A Law for Regulating Negroes Molattoes & other Slaves 

A Law for the Regulating Carts and Carmen 

A Law for the Regulating the Office of packers & Cullers 
[404] A Law for the Regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Docks 
and Slips of this City and for the preserving the bridge and Common 
Sewer in the Said Docks 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 473 

A Law for preserving the Commons & the fish in fresh water pond 

A Law for the Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
funeralls 

A Law for preserving and Cleansing the Streets Lanes & alleys 
within the City of Newyork and for preventing Nusances within the 
Same (except Such part thereof as Relates to no Hoggs to be Kept on 
the South Side of Fresh Water and Except the Streets and Wharfs 
not to be Lumberd) 

A Law in addition to a Law Entituled a Law for paving and 
Cleansing the Streets Lanes alleys within the City of Newyork & for 
preventing Nusances within the Same 

A Law against fireing of Guns or other fireworks within the Streets 

A Law for prohibiting hawkers & pedlers (Except Such part there- 
of as was repealed the Twenty Sixth of April one Thousand Seven 
hundred & fifty [)] 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law for marking of Butter 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives within the City of Newyork 

A Law for the Regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of the City of New York 

A Law for the better Securing of the City of Newyork from the 
Danger of Gun Powder 

A Law for appointing Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of Newyork 

A Law Declaring to what uses the seal of this Corporation the Seal 
of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City Shall 
be put unto 

A Law for Regulating the publick markets within the City of 
Newyork & for preventing the forestallings of provisions Coming to 
the Said Marketts (M'' Mayor Dissenting to this Laws being pub- 
lished) 

A Law to prevent the Selling or Giving of Unripe fruit and Oys- 
ters within the City of New York 

A Law Relating to making of Freemen (Except that part formerly 
repealed) 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter House with the following 
alteration that instead of publick Slaughter Houses by the Water Side 
all neat Cattle to be killed at the Slaughter House belonging to M^ 
Nicholas Bayard Scituate on his Land on the North Side of Fresh 
Water 



474 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered that the Alderman of the Out ward Cause a New Elec- 
tion of Constable for Harlem Division in the Room place and Stead of 
Isaac Myer who is Serened by being Lately an Ensign in one of the 
Companies Raised in this province in the Expedition against Cannada 
& that the Election be on Monday Next at Ten oClock in the Morning 
[405] Ordered that the Alderman of Montgomerie ward Cause a New 
Election of Constable for his Said Ward in the Room place & Stead of 
Caleb [Thomas] Shrieve who is Screaned by being a Quaquer, and 
that the Election be on Monday Next at Ten oClock in the Morning 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his warrant to The Treasurer 

N? 1258 of this City to pay to Johannes Myer or his Order the Sum 

of Six pounds Current Money of this Colony in full for 

Extraordinary Services by him Done for this Corporation the Last Year 

The alderman of the outward Returned that he had Caused a New 

Election of Constable for Bowery Division in the Room place & stead 

of Benjamin Van Dewater who was Elected Constable for the Said 

Division and is Neither a freeman nor freeholder and that Cornelius 

Duvckman is Chosen one of the Constables for the Said Division in his 

Room 

OkDERED the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N° (1259) urer of this City to pay to Peter Giraud or his Order 
Warrt Issued the Sum of Forty pounds in part of his account with 

this Corporation 

Ordered the Like to Ahasuerus Turk or his order 
N? (1260) the Sum of four pounds four ShilHngs in full of his 

Accompt for Cleansing and Mending Two Hundred 
& Sixty Three fire Buckets belonging to this Corporation as p'' his 
Accompt Sworn to and Allowed of by this Board 

Ordered the Like to Isaac Stoutenburgh or his 

N^ (1261) order the Sum of Twenty Two pounds Ten Shillings; 

Warr^ Issued in full of his Accompt for Constables Days & Nights 

Watches from the fourteenth of April to the Thirteenth 
of October now Last past as ^ his Accompt Allowed of by this board. 

Ordered the Like to M*" Nicholas Roosevelt or his 

N° (1262) Order the Sum of Six pounds Ten Shillings in full of 

Warrt Issued his Accompt for Sundr>' Things by him found for the 

Alms House New Exchange and ferry house as ^ his 
Accompt Allowed of by this Board 

Ordered that M^ Mayor M'' Recorder Alderman De Peyster Alder- 
man Livingston M^ John Livingston and M^ Leonard Lespinard or any 
five of them be a Committee to Revise the Laws of this Corporation 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 475 

Ordered that the Aldermen and Assistants of the Dock and East 
wards or any Three of them be a Committee for the Letting of the 
Sellars under the Slip market for the use and benefit of this Corpora- 

ticn 

The Petition of David Provoost and others Inhabitants of the City 
of Xewyork in behalf of themselves and the Rest of the Inhabitants of 
the Said City was preferred to this Board Setting forth in the words 
following (to witt) To the W'orshipfull the Mayor Recorder and 
Aldermen of the City of Newyork In common Council The Petition of 
the Subscribers hereto Inhabitants of the said City of Newyork in 
behalf of themselves and the Rest of the Inhabitants of the City afore- 
said Humbly Sheweth That at present the only passage thro Mill Street 
Commonly Called the Jews Ally is a Narrow Ally of about four feet 
wide from the upper end of the Said Street to Duke Street and that for 
want of a more convenient Passage and to the Said Mill Street of a 
sufficient Breadth to admit ll:e passing of Carts and other Carriages 
the Inhabitants of y^ Said Street Labour und«. r many and Great Incon- 
veniences Nor would 1 406] Tlie Petitioners ciily reap the Convenience 
of a Passage Through the si Street but it world as they Conceive be of 
General Utility and more especially to the C<.rmen as furnishing them 
with a much Shorter and better way for C?iting many Go'^ds which 
they are [at] present obliged to carry round either through Duke Street 
or Princes Street and Your Petitioners do further Shew That the In- 
habitants and proprietors of the Houses and Lotts in the Said Mill 
Street have now an Opportunity of purchasing at a very reasonable price 
a House and Lott of Ground adjoining to the Said Small Ally v.hich 
they conceive to he the most j^rojKT place for opening a good Passage 
into the Said Str«.ct es it adjoins to the Head thereof and Your Peti- 
ti(.ners beg Leave to rei'.iark that the removal of the Said House woidd 
be a great and Singular Advantage in Case of a Fire at the upper end 
of the Said Mill Street of which this City has had a recent Proof in the 
Dan;^'er and Kxtremity to v. l^ch the Nei\;]]bonrh-^od v. is reduced for 
want nf a free Passage on the Like melanclK-lly ( >cca.^ on Avn Your 
Petiti< ncrs (^' further shew ihui ti;;y have by voluntary Contribution 
cn^.I'.a'. .'cd to raise a Si:m oi Money Sufficient for the purchasing 
of the Said !!< rse and I/^-tt to he Convcrte<l into a Conimon Wav or 
Street into the said Mill Sir-.ct ha\ in;^ each oi them contributed thereto 
According to their respective Circumstarces ar.d have by that means 
made up the Sum of Two hundred and five Pounds which is much 
more than could have been expected fnun so small a Number of Per- 
sons Nevertheless they find they Fall Short of the Sum required for j 



476 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the Purpose aforesaid by Seventy Seven Pounds eleven Shillings which 
Defeciency being but inconsiderable in Comparison to the Advan- 
tage that would therefrom redound to the publick they doubt not 
their petition will meet with the approbation of this WorshipfuU Board 
Your Petitioners therefore humbly Pray Your Worships to Grant 
them Your Aid and assistance in the Premises by Supplying the Said 
Deficiency out of the public Money of the City, in order for the Effect- 
ing so usefull a Design and Grant them such other Relief in the Prem- 
ises as to your Wisdom shall seem meet. And Your Petitioners 
SHALL EVER PRAY &c D Provoost, Rencc Marie Rou, Matthew Ernest, 
David Provoost Jun: Elias Desbrosses, John Lansing, New York 
August 1754; whereupon it is orderd by this board after Considering 
the Allegations in the Said petition that the Sum of fifty pounds be 
allowed and paid to the said petitioners this Day three years ; provided 
they will Convey to this Corporation their Successors and assigns the 
Ground mentioned in the Said petition to be and Remain a free and 
publick Street to and for the Inhabitants of the Said City for Ever 

Order'd by this Board that the first Clause in a Law of this Cor- 
poration Entituled a Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to 
this Corporation (to witt Masters of Vessells to Give Account of 
their passengers) be Repealed and the Same is hereby Accordingly 
Repealed, and instead thereof the following Clause be added to said 
Law to witt Be it ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and 
Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Common Coimcill and 
it is hereby ordained by the Authority of the Same that if the Master 
of any Vessell or boat Shall import any Stranger or Strangers pasenger 
or pasengers into this City, and Shall not in the Space of Two hours 
after his Arrival Give an Account of their Name or Names to the 
Mayor or Recorder for the time being or to the Alderman of the Ward 
where Such Master Shall [407] Land Such Master Shall forfeit forty 
Shillings for the Said Default any Law usage or Custom to the Con- 
trary thereof in any wise Notwithstanding. 

Ordkrd the Mavor Lssue his warrant to the Treas- 

Nv 1263 urcr of this City to pay to Picre De Pcystcr Esqf or 

Warr! Issued his order the Sum of Eight pounds for the Like Sum 

by him Advanced & paid to Thomas Trott towards 
Defraying the Expcnce of Sinking a well opposite to M*" James Mills 
in the west ward of the Said Citv 

* 

ORnru'i) bv this board that the fifth Clause in a Law of this Cor- 
poration Entituled a I^iw for paving & Cleansing the Streets Lnncs 
and Alleys within the City of New York and for preventing Nuisances 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 477 

within the Same (to witt the streets not to be Lumber'd) be Repealed 
and the Same is hereby accordingly Repealed, and instead thereof the 
following Clause be added to the Said Law (to witt) Be it ordained 
by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New- 
york Convened in Common Councill & it is hereby ordained by the 
Authority of the Same, that if any person or persons what Soever Shall 
Encumber any of the Streets Wharfs or peers of this City with boards, 
planks, Staves, Dung, pitch. Tar Turpintine, Grin Stones, anchors, or 
any kind of Lumber or Timber above or Longer than tlie Term or 
Space of Eight Days Every such Offender or Offenders shall forfeit 
and pay for Every Such Offence the sum of forty shillings to be Recov- 
ered before the Mayor Recorder or any one of the Aldermen of the 
Said City with the Costs of Suit the one half of Such forfeiture to the 
Informer and the other half to the Church Wardens of the Said City 
for the time being for the use of the poor thereof Any Law usage or 
Custom to the Contrary thereof in any wuse Notwithstandmg 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his w^arrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1264 of this City to pay to William Saunders or his order the Sum 
of Eight pounds towards Defraying the Expence of Sinking 
a Well opposite to M^ Kissicks in the West ward of this City 

City of ) ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j " hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

Twenty first Day of November Anno dom : 

1754 
Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Stephen V Cortlandt Deputy Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 
Pierc Dc Pcvstcr 



Francis Filkin 
Oliver De Lancev 
John Cruger 
Philip Livingston 
Evert Byvanck 
Ahra^ ncpcyster 
W^ill^T Depeyster 
Xichr Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 



>-Esq«? Aldermen 



< 



>^ Assistants 



478 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[408] Order'd that the Assize of Bread be till further order as fol- 
loweth wheat at Six Shillings ^ Bushel Viz* A White Loaf of the 
Finest flower to weigh One pound thirteen ounces for four English 
half pence D? of D*' to weigh fourteen ounces and half for two pence 
And Ordered that no other bread be made for Sale within this City 
than According to the Above assize (hard bisquets only Excepted) and 
that all bakers within this City take notice hereof and niake their 
bread Accordingly 

Ordered that the Sum of Eight Pounds be Allowed 

N® (1265) and paid to Alderman Bivanck for Defraying the Ex- 

Warr* Issued pence of Sinking a well in Van Dewater Street in Mont- 

gomerie Ward of this City and that M^ Mayor Issue a 
Warrant to the Said M^ Bivanck for tKe payment of the Same 

Ordered that M*" Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N^ (1266) Treasurer of this City to pay to Peter Giraud or his 

Warrt Issued order the Sum of forty Three pounds one Shilling and 

Six pence in full of his Account with this Corpt)ration 
for materialls by him found and work Done for the ferry House as ^ 
his Account Audited and Allowed of by this Board 

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

N° (1267) urer of this City to pay to Garret Cosine or his order 

Ward Issued the Sum of Fourteen pounds fourteen Shillings and 

nine pence in full of his Account for the work Done to 
the ferry house as ^ his Account Sworn to & Allowed of by this board 

Order'd the Like to John Coe or his order the Sum 

N° (1268) of Two pounds Nineteen Shillings and Nine pence 

Warrt Issued in full for the Like sum by him advanced and paid to 

William Carr for work Done for this Corporation as ^ 
his account Audited and allowed of by this board 

Order'd the Like to Nicholas Roosevelt or his order 

N® ( 1269) the Sum of Two pounds fifteen Shillings and Six pence 

Warrt Issued in full of his Account for Lime for the ferry house as 

^ his Account Audited and allowed of by this board 

Order'd the Like to Wart Bante or his order the 

N?(i27o) Sum of Seventeen pounds Nineteen Shillings in full 

Warr! Issued of his Account for boards, posts, Nail and work Done 

for this Corporation in fencing in a Small field of 
Vacant Ground beyond the Oswego Market in the West ward of the 
said City as ^ his s? Account Sworn to and allowed of by this Board 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



479 



Ordered the Like to George Burns or his order the 
N? (1271) Sum of one Pound four Shillings in full for the Ex- 
Ward Issued pence of Severall Committees of this Board. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? (1272) urer of this City to pay to Jacob Brewington or his 
Ward Issued order the Sum of Twenty five Pounds Eighteen Shil- 
lings and six pence in full for the Like Sum Distrained 
from him for the Taxes of the fferry House &? by the Collector of 
Kings County as ^ the Receipt of the said Collector appears. 



N° (1273) 
Warr! Issued 



Ordered the Like to Johannes Myer Messenger & 
Door Keeper to this Board or order the Sum of Three 
Pounds fifteen Shillings in full for one Quarters Sal- 
lary Due unto him the 30^1* Day of this Inst month of 
November. 



[409] Orderd the Like to Augustus V: Cortlandt or 

N® ( 1274) his order the Sum of five Pounds in full for the Like 

Warr*. Issued Sum by him advanced and paid to Philip Oliver F^ub- 

lick whipper of this City for one Quarters Sallar>- Due 
unto him and Ending the 8*1* Day of this Inst month of November 





1 liiliiiiiiii ^H 

f 3 bias o:n 1,11 7sa ^^M 




I 




b 1 












STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES 

STANFORD AUXILIARY LIBRARY 

STANFORD, CALIFORNIA 94305-6004 

(650) 723-9201 

salcirc6suiina il.stanford.edu 

All booki are subject lo recoil, 

DATE DUE 


1 

1 


1 

1 


AUG 5^ 




E^ ^ 




W^-v^ 


1 


1