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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OF 



THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



January 12, 1774, to May 24, 1776 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Esq'r Aldermen 



City of ) „„ At a Common Council held at the City 

New Yorkj Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

12*^ Day of January Anno Dom: 1774. 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esqf Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benjan 
And? Gautier 
John Dike man 
Jacb? Lefferts 
Wt Waddell 
John Abeel 
Benj! Huggit 
Ah? Mesier 
Henry Brevoort 
Theopf Hardenbrook 
And? Hamersly 

ORDEHD the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 

N? 2624 this City to pay to M' Charles M^Evers or order the Sum 

of £100 being what this Board agreed to contribute towards 

the purchase of some Ground belonging to Archibald Kennedy Esqf for 

the enlargement of a street or alley leading to the Sloat in this City. 

Orderd the like to Charles Prosser or order the Sum of 
£3 for Services by him done for this Corporation 

Orderd the like to Samuel Francis or order the Sum of 
£9 : 7, in full of his ace', against this Corporation 

Orderd the like to John Dikeman Esqr or order the Sum 
N9 2627 of £7 : 14 ; II for money by him advanced for the Expence 
of Sundry Committees. 



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N? 2626 









MINUTES Ot* THE COMMON COUNCIL 






John Nagle ^cipg* Elected an Assessor & Constable for Harlem 
Division of the*j^t* ward of this City, and having refused to Execute 
the Office of lE^nstable ; this Board in Consideration of the Hardship 
upon hirfV.'of "serving in both [287] of the said Offices do order that 
ther^»Jje bAd a New Election for a Constable on Tuesday the 18^? 
of •5^^uary next at ten oClock in the morning of the same day at the 
•JtJpUsfe of Henry Van Breme, and that Aid? Dikeman be the presiding 

^ .•\^^micer at the said Election, and make Report of the same with all Con- 

..; -Venient Speed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 2628 of this City to pay to Thomas Smith Esq'' John Lasher, Peter 
WJ Iss? Ricker, & Joseph Hallet or order the Sum of £126 : 10 : i in 
full for the Consideration Money of a Piece of Ground 
lately purchased by this Corporation of the Presbyterian Church in this 
City (this W\ Issued to M^ M^Dougall) 

The Committee Appointed for Auditing the Publick Accounts 
made Report to this Board that they had Examined the Books & 
Vouchers of the Chamberlain and find the Ballance of £469 : o : 4^ 
due to the said Chamberlain on the 14*1* of Oct'^ I773> on the Cash 
acct and the Ballance of £887 : 3 : 4^ due from the said Chamberlain 
to the Corporation on the Lamp and watch acc^ on the 31*^ of Decem- 
ber 1773 

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

New York V Hall of the said City, on Friday the 28*!? of 

January Anno Dom 1774 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esqf Mayor 

Robert R. Livingston Esq'^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

John Dikeman ^Esq"? Aldermen 

Jacbf LeflFerts 

Geo : Brewerton Jun^ ^ 

John Abeel 

Benj9 Huggit 

Henry Brevoort S- Assistants 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

Andrew Hamersly ^ 

The PjiTiTiON of Mess*? Jacob Walton & Nicholas Governeur was 
preferred to this Board & Read, Pn^ing a Grant of the Water Lot 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 3 

fronting their Respective Ground on Hunters Key bounded two feet 
into the East River on Such Reasonable Terms as this Board Should 
Judge Proper & Reasonable: [288] Ordered by this Board that the 
Consideration thereof be referred until the next Common Council 

This Board taking into Consideration the Petition of W?* De Witt 
& George Haspell heretofore preferred to this Board for a Lease of 
some of the Common Lands near Inklawnbergh, Resolved & Orderd 
that the Prayer of said Petition Cannot be granted 

The Petition of Dennis M?Guire was preferred to this Board. & 
Read Praying a Lease of some of the Common Lands in the Rear of 
his Ground near Turtle Bay ; Orderd by this Board that the Considera- 
tion thereof be had at some future Common Council 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 2629 of this City to pay to Edward Blagge or order the Sum of 

£18 : 14 for Inquests by him taken on Sundry Bodys from 

the 15*? of October Last to the i6'^ of December following as p^ his 

said ace! sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Edward Blagge or order the Sum of 
N? 2630 £9 : 5 for Inquests by him taken, on Sundry Bodys from 
the 1*1 of June Last to the 10^^ of October following, as p^ 
his ace! audited & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Francis Post or order the Sum of 
N? 2631 £1 : 16 : I for work done & Materials found for the use of 
this Corporation as p*^ his ace! Sworn to & allowed of by 
this Board 

Orderd the like to Thomas Smith Esqf or order the Sura 
N? 2632 of £2 for Drawing Indentures of Lease & Release from the 
Presbyterian Church to this Corporation for a Lot of Ground 
Near the City Hall. 

Orderd the like to Jacobus Stoutenburgh or order the 
N? 2633 Sum of £204 : 10 : 8 out of the monies paid into his hands 
WJ Issi by the Church Wardens of this City in full of his ace! for 
monies by him advanced & paid to Sundry Watchmen, for 
Watching this City from the 2i»! of October 1773 to the 16*? of Jan- 
uary insi. Including his Sallary for attending said watch from [289] 
the iH of October to the said i64 of January insl as pc his said acc^ 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board 



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Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 2634 of this City to pay to John Baltus Dash or order the Sum of 
WS Iss? £20 : II : 3 (out of the monies paid into his hands by the 
Church Wardens of this City) in full of his acd for Sundry 
new Lamps and mending others by order of this Board, as p*" his said 
accl Sworn to, audited by the Committee & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd that the Clerk of this Board Prepare Advertizements to be 
put in the Weekly Gazettes for Letting to farm the ferry between this 
City and Nassau Island, and also the ferry between this City and 
Powluss's Hook for the Term of three Years, to Commence on the first 
day of May Next by Publick Out Cry, at the Common Council Cham- 
ber in the City Hall of the said City, on Tuesday the 15^? of February 
next at two oClock 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 Conditions as they shall judge Proper 



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

New York^ ' City Hall of the said City on Monday 

the 7*^ Day of February 1774. 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esqf Mayor 

Robert R Livingston Junf Esqf Recorder 
Benjamin Blagge 

Geo : Brewerton Jun^ ^ . , , 

Jacb-Lefferts ^ Esq" Aldermen 

W7 Waddell J 

John Abeel 
Benj? Huggit 
Henry Brevort 
Theop! Hardenbrook 
And^ Hamerslv 



>* Assistants 



Orderd that Mf Recorder, Aid? Dikeman, Aid? Lefferts, Aid* 
Brewerton & Aid? Waddell together with Mess*? Abeel, Huggit, Theop? 
Hardenbrook, Jn? Hardenbrook & Hamersly be a committee to appear 
& manage the controversy before the Commissioners appointed to settle 
the line or lines of division between the City of New York & the Town- 
ship of Harlem so far as concerns the right of soil in controversy 

Okder'd that M^ Theopf Hardenbrook be Added to the Committee 
for Auditing the Accounts of this Corporation 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 5 

[290] Ordered that Peter Chappel, Jacob Fay, Michael Garret & 
Christopher Hinnager be and they are hereby Appointed Firemen for 
tiie Out Ward of this City 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 2635 of this City to pay to Anthony Dodane or order the Sum of 
£6 in advance on his ace! against this Corporation for work 
now by him d(Mng to the Statue of M^ Pit 

Orderd the like to Rinier Nack or order the Sum of 
N? 2636 £9 : 17 : 6 in full of his acct for Carting divers quantities 
of Sand & Paving Stone for this Corporation as p^ his said 
ace! sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to John Smith or order the Sum of 
N? 2637 £30 in full of his ace! for sundry Boat Loads of paving Stone 
found for the use of this Corporation: as p^ his said acci 
audited by the Committee & allowed of by this Board 

(MU>ERD the like to Alexander Moncrieff or order the sum 
N? 2638 of £39 : 4 : 2 in full of his ace! for sundry expences attend- 
ing the Bridewell, and for his sallary as Keeper of the same 
^^ ^ Orderd the like to Hon*>!« Hugh Wallace Esq^ or order 

^^ the sum of £3 : 1 1 in full of his ace! ag! this Corporation. 



Gty of ) «o At a Common Council held at the 

New York f City Hall of the said City on Friday the 

11^? Day of February 1774 

Present/ Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 

Rob! R Livingston Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 
Thomas Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
AndT' Gautier 
John Dikeman 
Geo: Brewerton Jun' 
Jacobus Lefferts 
William Waddell 
[291] John Abeel 

Benj? Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
John Hardenbrook 
AndT Hamersly 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd by this Board that the Sale of the ferry between this City 
& Powles Hook; and also of the Ferry between this City & Nassau 
Island be postponed to the first Day of March next at two o'Clock in 
the Afternoon ; and that the Several Petitions this day preferred to this 
Board praying that a Landing place for the Ferry Boats may be Estab- 
lished at Pecks Slip; and also at Coenties Slip, be taken up & Con- 
sidered at the next Common Council. 



City of ^' ^ At a Common Council held at the City 



>"Esq7 Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



New York] '^'^ Hall of the said City on Thursday the 17*? 

Day of February Anno Dom: 1774 

Present/ Whitehead Hicks Esq'^ Mayor 

RoK R : Livingston Esq'^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

John Dikeman 

Geo: Brewerton Jun'^ 

Jacobus LeflFerts 

William Waddle 

John Abeel 

Benjamin Huggit 

Henry Brevoort 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

John Hardenbrook 

Andrew Hamersly ^ 

This Board taking into Consideration the Subject matter of the 
Several Petitions prefferred the Last Common Council and also the one 
prefferred this Day Relative to the Sale of the ferry from this City to 
Nassau Island when it was proposed, first whether the said ferry 
should be Leased in the way it now is with the Alteration proposed 
by M'^ [292] Hugget of this Board Appointing a Person to Superintend 
the Ferry Boats on the City Side or not and Debates arising thereon 
the Question was put & Carried it should not be Leased in the Way it 
now is : Secondly it was also proposed how many or what Number of 
Ferrys there should be fixed from the City Side to Nassau Island and 
Debates arising thereon the Question was put and Carried that there 
should be three. Thirdly it was likewise proposed, that the three 
Landing Places on the City Side Should be fixed and Debates arising 



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Ilicrcon the Question was put & Carried, that there shouW be one Land- 
ing Place fixed 4 Established at the Coenties Slip, one other at the 
Present or Fly Slip, and the other at Pecks Slip. Fourthly It was also 
hirther proposed what number or how many Landing Places there 
should be lixed & Established on Nassau Island and Deliates arising 
thereon the Question was put & Carried, that there should be two 
fixed & Established, the one at M' Philip Livingston's wharf, and the 
other at the present wharf, belonging to the ferry house. Fifthly It was 
also proposed that the said ferry should be Sold in Separate Interests 
and Debates Arising thereon the Question was put, & Carried that the 
same be sold in three Several Interests and that the Respective Lessees 
Shall receive the Ferriage of iheir Severall Boats on botli Sides tlie 
water & that the same be sold for two Years from the first of May 
next, the Sale to be at Publick Auction on the first day of March next 
at the Common Council Chamber in ihe City Hall at two oClock in 
the Afternoon 

Orderd that the Purchasers of the said ferrys be Obliged to Pro- 
vide Ihe number of Boats following that is to say, the one, that pur- 
chases the middle ferry, to provide six Boats four Large ones & two 
sniall ones, and the two others that purchases the upper & Lower 
ferrys to provide two Large & one small Boats 

M^ Mayor produced to this Board the deed from Samuel 

N? 3640 \*erplanck & others to this Corporation for the ground he 

agreed to sell in the rear of tlie City Hall which this Board 

approves of, & thereupon otaiFJiD that the Mayor issue his warrant to 

the Treasurer of this Corporation to pay to him or order the sum of 

I £557 :9 :8 in full for tlie consideration money mentioned in the within 

I deed 

I The Petition of William Brownjohn & Sundry others Proprietors 
I of Hotises & Lots of Ground on Himters Key was preferred to this 
I board |2g,')) and Read Praying a Grant of two hundred feet into the 
I River fronting their Respective Houses & Lots of Ground &c which 
I being Read it was thereupon ordfad that the Consideration thereof be 
I defcrrvd to the next Common Council 

I Cblf? Lewis Morris of the manor of Morrisaniah in West Oicstcr 
I County nude Application to this board and Informed that the Present 
vFoft Road between this City & East Chester is twenty miles & Passes 
Kaver many hij;h & Sleep hills which render it ver}- inconvenient: that 
la Koad between the places aforesaid, tliro Harlem, Monissania and the 



8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Borough of West Chester, will be Less than Sixteen Miles, over a 
more Level Tract of Country; that he the said Lewis Morris ft those 
who are Tenants in fee of the Soil Adjoining Harlem River, thro 
which Such Road must Pass, will bestow upon the Publick, the Land 
which shall be Necessary for Laying out the same, and that to Render 
the said Road really beneficial it will be Requisite to build a Bridge 
Across Harlem River which Cannot be Effected, without the Leave 
and Permission of this Worshipfull board first had & Obtained and 
therefore humbly hoped that this Board would Indulge them with a 
Grant and Permission of the Same. This Board taking the same 
into Consideration, thereupon Orderd that the said Lewis Morris 
have permission Accordingly to Erect a Bridge Across Harlem River 
for the use of the Publick only and not for his Private Emolument 

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

New Yorkf Hall of the said City on Monday the 2i»t of 

February 1774. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq'^ Mayor 

Robs R : Livingston Esq'" Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benj! Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

George Brewerton Jun^ 

William Waddle 

John Abeel 

Benj? Huggit 

Theop! Hardenbrook 

Andrew Hamersly 

[294] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 2641 urer of this City to pay to Samuel Frances or order the Sum 

of £7 : 14 in full for the Ballance of his ace*, with this Cor- 
pocjition for the expences of sundry Committees, as p'' acc^ sworn to ft 
allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
N9 2642 £26 : I (out of the monies paid into his hands by the Church 
Wl Iss^ Wardens for acct of the Lamps & Watchmen) for the like 

Sum by him advanced & paid to Sundry Watchmen & for 
his own Services from the I7*t* of January Last to the i8*l* of February 
instant as p^ his said acct sworn to, audited by the Committee and al- 
tewed of by this Board (this Wt Issued to Jn9 Faulkner) 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



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Orecsd the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
N? 2643 £12 : 8 (out of the monies paid into his hands by the Church 
I Wardens of this City for account of the Lamps & Watch- 

men) for the like Sum by him advanced & paid to Sundry Watchmen 
A for his own Services from the 3^ of February to the 17'? Instant as 
pr his said acci Sworn to, audited by the Committee & allowed of by 
this Board 

Ordbrd the like^tO Abraham Van Gelder or order the 
N? 2644 Sum of £11 ; I3 (out of the monies paid into his hands by 
W* Iss? the Church Wardens of this City for account of the Lamps 
A Watchmen) for the like Sum by him advanced & paid to 
Sundry Watchmen & for his own Services from the 18*^ of January 
last 10 the II of February inst as p' his ace! Sworn to, Audited by the 
Committee & allowed of by this Board 

M' Mayor produced the Draft of an Address to his Excellency 
Governor Tryon, which being Read is in the Words following 

To his Excellency W7 Tryon Esq' Captain General & Governor in 
Chief, in and over the Colony of New York, and the Territories De- 
pending thereon in America, Chancellor & Vice Admiral of the same 
[395] The Humble Address of the Mayor Aid? & Commonalty of the 
Gly of New York 
May it Please your Excellency/ 

While we Testify our Gratitude to God for the Gracious inter- 
position of his Almighty arm, in preser^ng your Excellency and so 
many Branches of your family in the late Conflagrations of the Build- 
ings in the fort; it is with a Mixture of undissembled Grief, that we 
find ourselves Called to the Melancholy Office of Condolence on Ac- 
count of Your Great Losses in the wasting destruction of that memor- 
able and Perilous hour 

But Pungent as our Sorrow is, for this Calamity to your Ex- 
, edlency, it might be Alleviated by the Generous Sympathy of a 
I province, that has a Just Sense of the merits of its Ruler if the ap- 
l-proacfaing minutes of your departure, did not darken the prospect, we 
Iliad of a more lasting felicity under your Command 
I It becomes us the Loyal Subjects of a most Gracious Sovereign, 
mio Submit I0 an Act of his pleasure. Expressly founded upon the R(^ral 
■spprDbaiion of its Expedieney for the pilblick Utility; and more Ev 
fcedally, as you have inspired us with the firmest Confidence tn Your 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Zealous Attention whether present or absent to Ihe best of the Interesl 
of the Colony. 

It is Nevertheless with regret that we are Obliged to look forward 
to the parting moment, for if Integrity and Generosity, Impartiality and 
Condescension, prudence and activity, Vigilence and lndepen[denlcy 
in the Chief Majestrate of a Colony are Sure pledges to the people, of 
the Common felicity, we have to deprecate your departure, as an Event 
unfortunate to the province 

In Testimony of the Affectionate Esteem of a Grateful City, We 
beg Sir, your acceptance of this Box, enclosing an Exemplification of 
that Instrument destroyed in the late fire, by which we formerly Gave 
you a Title to its freedom and priveleges, and which you once did us 
the honour to Receive. 
& the same being approv'd of by this Board was ordebo to be engross'd 



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City of ) 
New Yorkt '^'' 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 22? 
day of February Anno Dom 1774 
[296] Present Whitehead Hicks Esqf Mayor 

Robert R : Livingston Esq^ Recorder 
Benjamin Blagge 



Andrew Gautier 
Jacobus Lefferts 
Geo: Brewerton Jun' 
John Abeel 
Benjamin Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
John Hardenbrook 
And?' Hamcrslv 



Esq'! Aldermen 



The Engrossed Address to his Excellency William Tryon Esqt 
Captain General and Governor in Chief in & over the province of New 
York, & the Territories depending thereon in America, Chancellor 
& Vice Admiral of the same was read this day & agreed to & ordf.rd 
that the same be signed by Mf Mayor in behalf of this Corporation, & 
the same was signed accordingly ; this Board did thereupon wait on 
his said Excellency with the said Address, & the same was presented 
to him by M^ Recorder who returned the following answer, towitt, 
Gentlemen : 

I take Very kindly this Publick Testimony of your Congratulations 
on the providential Deliverance of my family from the calamitous 



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and perilous Situation to which we were Subjected by the late fire; 
and Return you my Cordial thanks for your Warm and feeling Ex- 
pressions of G)ndolence on the Heavy Losses I Sustained in that Con- 
suming and destructive hour: The Generous Sympathy of a province 
may Alleviate the Burden of my pecuniary Injuries, but the Loss of 
useful papers, and a Collection of every thing, that I have been able to 
make, thro' a Series of Years devoted to Business, niust be Irreparably 
lasting. 

The favourable Sentiments this City Entertains of the Impartiality 
and Integrity of my publick Conduct Gives me Great Satisfaction. 

I Gratefully accept from the Mayor, Aldermen & Commonalty of the 
City of New York this early repossession of a Golden Box, and an 
Exemplification of that Instrument which [297] upon my Arrival in 
this Government, Gave me a Right to the freedom and priveleges of a 
Citizen ; This Honorable Mark of Distinction was pleasing .to me at 
the first presenting of it, but the uniform Civility and Attention of 
its Inhabitants has Enhanced the Value of the Testimonial, and my 
Warmest Wishes, whether present or absent, will ever Attend this 
flourishing Commercial American City y/u Tryon 

ORDERD the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 

N? 2645 ^is City to pay to Otto Parisien or order the sum of £32 : 

18 : 6 for a Golden Box, by him made by order of this board 

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

New Yorkf Hall of the said City, on Tuesday the first 

Day of March Anno Dom: 1774 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esq"" Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benjf Blagge 
Andrew Gautier 
John Dikeman 
Jac**? Lefferts 
Geo: Brewerton Jun'" 
William Waddle 
John Abeel 
Benjamin Huggit 
Abraham Mesier 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
AndT Hamerslv 



>-Elsq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



12 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

This being the Day Appointed by this Board for the Sale of the 
fcrrys from this City to Powlus's Hook, and Also to Nassau Island by 
Publick Auction, and the same being put up Accordingly; when the 
ferry from this City to Powlus's Hook was struck off to Abraham 
Mesier for the Term of three Years, to Commence the first Day of 
May next at the Yearly Rent of two hundred & ten Pounds Subject to 
the Conditions of Sale by him Signed. The ferry at ft from the fly or 
Countess's Slip, to and [298] from the Landing place at Nassau Island 
with the Dwelling house. Bam & Pens were Struck off to Adolph 
Waldron for the Term of 2 years, to Commence the I'S of May next 
at the yearly Rent of £230 and Subject to the Conditions of sale by him 
Signed; The ferry at and from Pecks Slip, to and from the Landing 
place at said Nassau ferry, was Struck off to Samuel Balding for the 
Term of 2 years, to Commence also the i*l of May next at the Yearly 
Rent of £120 and Subject to the Conditions of Sale by him Signed, and 
the ferry, at & from the Coenties Slip to and from the Wharf or Land- 
ing place of Philip Livingston Esq^ on said Nassau Island, was Struck 
off to Elias De Gnisha, for the term of 2 years to Commence Like- 
wise the i*\ of May next at the yearly Rent of £20, and Subject to the 
Conditions of Sale by him Signed, orderd therefore, that the Qerk 
prepare Leases to them accordingly. 

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

New Yorkl * Hall of the said City on Thursday the 3^ 

of March 1774 

Present/ Whitehead Hicks Esq'" Mayor 

Robert R : Livingston Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benj* Blagge 

AndT' Gautier 

Geo: Brewerton 

W«> Waddle 

Benjf Huggit 

Theophilus Hardenbrook I * . . ^ 
rr Ti ^ > Assistants 

Henry Brevoort 

AndT' Hamersly 

ORDERD the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? 2646 this City to pay to Johannis Myer Messenger & doorkeeper 
Wt Iss^ to this board or order the sum of £3 115 in full for a quar- 
ters sallary due unto him & ending the 284 of FeV? last 



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OF THE Cmr OF NEW YORK 



[299J Ordek'd that the Aldermen & Common Ccnmcil men of Mont- 
gomery & the North Ward l>c a Committee to view the pump in Queen 
Street near Uie house of M' John Woods & make report thereof to this 
Board with all Convenient Speed/ 

The Pbtition of William Walton & Sundry others, was Preferred 
to this Board & read, praying some Assistance & Contribution towards 
Purchasing of a Lot of Land ihe Property of Daniel Bennett, in order 
10 Extend Hague Street into Frankfort Street: oriieru lliat the Con- 
sideration thereof be deferred until the next Conmion Council. 

John Perry Gent. Admitted & Sworn a freeman & orderd to be 
R^stred 



aty-f jss. 

New Yoritt 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the li"? 
day of March Anno Dom: 1774 
Present/ Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 

RobI R Livingston Jun' Esq' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Andrew Gautier 
BenjJ Blagge 

John Dikeman ^Esq"? Aldermen 

Geo: Brewerton 
Jacobus Leffcrts 
Wt Waddell 
John A bee! 
Benj? Huggitt 

TheopJ Hardenhrook ^Assistant* 

Henry Brevort 
And? Hamersly 

" Ordeiid by this Board that John Stout be appointed and he is hettR 
appointed a Fireman for the Out Ward of the City of New York in 
the Room of Henry Broadewell who is about to Remove from this City 
Ohdrrd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N" 2647 of this City to pay to And? Gautier Est]' or order the Sum 
of £17 :2 : 1 in full for the Ballancc of hia [300] ace! for 
Sundry Stmis by him advance<i for this Corporation. 

OuDERlJ the Like to George Stanton or order the Sum 
N^ 3648 of £23 : 13 : II in ftiU of his ace! for making a Fire Engine 
for this Corporation ; as pr his said acci audited by the Com- 
nittee sworn to and allowed of by this Board 




14 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the Like to Obadiah Wells or order the Sum 
N? 2649 of £9 : 17 : 7^ in full of his acct for painting & Glazing 
by him done for this Corporation, as p'' his said Account 
Audited by the Committee sworn to & Allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the Like to Daniel Ten Eyck or order the Sum 

N? 2650 of £5 : 9 : 8 in full of his acct for Smith's Work by him 

WS Iss? done at the Albany Pier & Coenties Market, & also the sum 

of £20 for 20 fire Buckets made by John Cree Jun'^ for this 

Corporation 

Orderd the Like to Jacob Roome & John Roome or order 
N? 2651 the Sum of £8:3: 6 in full of their acct for Liquor deliv- 
ered out at the Late Fire in the Fort: as p'^ the said ace* 
audited by the Committee sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the Like to Lewis Thibou or order the Sum of 
N? 2652 £1 : 5 : 6 in full of his acct for Liquor by him delivered at 
the Late Fire in the Fort: as p^ his said acct audited by the 
Committee sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Robert Towt or order the Sum of 
N? 2653 £2:5: 93/1 in full of his acct for Sundry Articles delivered 
Wt Iss^ to persons who watch*d the Fire in the Fort &c as p^ his 

said acct audited by the Committee sworn to & allowed of by 

this Board 

[301] Orderd the like to Robert Cheeseman or order the 
N? 2654 Sum of £4 : 19 : I in full of his acct for sundry quantities 
of Liquor delivered at the late Fire in the Fort, as p'^ his said 
acct audited by the Committee sworn to & allowed of by this board 

Orderd the like to Cha? Nicol or order the Sum of £0 : 
N? 2655 19 : i^ in full of his acct for Liquor by him delivered at 
the I-ate Fire in the Fort ; as p^ his said acct audited by the 
Committee & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Andrew M?Gow'n or order the Sum 
N? 2656 of £7 : 2 : 6 in full of his acct for the Expence of a Com- 
mittee of this Corporation 

Orderd the like to Nicholas Carmer or order the Sum of 
N9 2657 £12 :6 :6 in full of his Acct for a Quantity of Mahogany 
sold this Corporation 

Orimeju) the like to Darlin Conro or order the Sum of 
N? 2658 £27 : 1 5 : 9 in full of his acct for paving at the CMd Slip 
Market &c: as p^ his said acct audited by the Committee 
sworn to ft allowed of by this Board 



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N? 2659 



Orderd the like to James Birmingham or order the Sum 
of 8/ in full of his accS for Liquor by him delivered at the 
Late Fire in the Fort, as p'" his acct sworn to & allowed of 
by this Board 

Orderd by this Board that M^ Recorder, Ald?» Filkin, Aid™ Waddle 
Mess*? Brevoort & Mesier or the major part of them be a Committee 
to fix upon a Proper Place for the Ferry Boats to Land at Nassau 
Island, from Peck's Slip 



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[302] Present 



>*Esq'? Aldermen 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 14*^ 
of March Anno Dom: 1774 

Whitehead Hicks Esq'^ Mayor 

Robert R Livingston Esq'^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benj? Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

Jac**? Lefferts 

Geo: Brewerton Jun^ 

William Waddle 

John Abeel 

Benjamin Huggit 

Henrv Brevoort 

Andrew Hamersly 

This Board having now met to Agree with proper persons to 
Watch this City, & Light the Publick Lamps for one Year, pursuant to 
en Advertizement issued by them for that purpose, the following persons 
appeared & offered themselves to watch every Night for the sura pro- 
posed by this Board (to witt) at & after the rate of £32 p*" ann. 



y 
^ 



>* Assistants 



J 



Frederick Sebring 
Teunis Willsie 
Peter Hartland 
Christo*" German 
James Steward 
John 



John England 
Michael O: Narty 
Thomas Scots 
Henry Poisher 
Francis Poisher 
John Smallwood 



Peter Thome 
John Cane 
Daniel Fuller 
Michael Amout 



The foHowtng persons Agreed to Watch this City every other 
Nighl, at and after tfie rate of £16 p^ Annum Viz! 

Alexander Lcssly James Miller George Burch 

Jckm WBhon Bea'fl Designie Ludowick Steward 

Jos^h Meade 



1 6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd that the said Watch be Set from the lo*^ of March to the 
lo^ of September at 9 oClock in the Evening and Discharged at four 
oClock in the morning, and the other 6 months from ten in the Even- 
ing until Six the next morning 



[303] City of ] «« At a Common Council held at the City 



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of ) ^ 
New York V *^^ Hall of the said City, on Wednesday the 

23? of March Anno Dom : 1774 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 
Benjamin Blagge 
Jacobus Lefferts 
Geo : Brewerton Jun^ 
William Waddle 
John Abeel 

Benjamin Huggit (.Assistants 

Theop! Hardenbrook ^ 
AndT Haraersly 

Orderd the Mayor Is^ue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 2660 of this City to pay to Anthony Dodane & William Valentine 

Wt Issf or order the Sum of £16 : 6 in full for the Ballance of their 

ace*, for Repairing of the Statue of the Earle of Chatham 

as p^ their acci audited by the Committee & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
N? 2661 £18 19:9 (out of the monies paid into his hands by the 
Church Wardens of this City for acci of the Lamps ft 
Watchmen) in full of his acct for Watching this City from the 19*^ 
of February last to the 13*^ of March Instant, as p^ his said acct sworn 
to ft allowed of by this Board 

Orderd that the Aid*? & Common Council men of the East ft North 
Wards do Prepare the moddlc of a Bridge or ferry Stairs at the Fly 
Market Slip, the present one being decayed & out of repair & prefer 
the same to this Board at their next meeting for their approbation 

The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants Relative to Queen Street 
was read ft Orderd to be deferred for further Consideration 

The Petition of Sundry free men ft free holders was preferred 
to this Board ft Read Praying that Golden Hill may be Altered [304] 
Obobrd that the same be Deferred for further Consideration 

Obder'd upon the Petition of Christopher Fegenhaen that the Oerk 
of tiiis Board Prepare a Lease to him of Lot N? 31 heretofore Leased 



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J 



>" Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 17 

to Edward Muckelroy, for the term of 42 years from the V\ of May 
next he paying yearly for the first 21 years the sum of £4 and for the 
Remaining 21 years the Sum of £5 & paying the Taxes & other Im- 
positions with which the said Lot shall & may be Chargeable during the 
said term of 42 years 

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

New York V Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

30H* of March Anno Dom: 1774 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

Robert R: Livingston Esq'^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

Geo: Brewerton Jun*^ 

Jacb? Lefferts 

William Waddle 

Benjamin Huggit 

John Abeel 

Henry Brevoort 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

Andrew Hamersly 

Order'd that the Assize of Bread be till further Order Flour at 
20/ p«^ Cent 

a white loaf of the finest Flour to weigh i^ : 8j^°^ for ^ Coppers 

AND further orderd, that no other bread be made for Sale within 
this City than According to the Above Assize (hard bisquits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within the same take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread Accordingly 

Order'd that the Aid? & Common Council men of Montgomery & 
the North Wards be a Committee to Conferr with the [305] Ministers 
Elders & Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Church in this City, 
relative to the Regulating of King George Street: and make their 
Report thereon to this Board with all Convenient Speed 

The Petitiox of a Number of Measurers being Read Order'd 
that the same be deferred for further Consideration 

M^ Recorder produced to this Board the Draft of an Address to 

his Excellency Governor Tryon on his Departure from this Gover- 

nient, which being Read, was Approved of, Order'd that the Clerk 

make a Copy of said Address, and that M^ Recorder be Desired to 

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i8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Wait on liis said ICxcellencv, to know when & where he will Receive 
said Address 

The Engrossed Grant to Thomas X'ardill, for a Water Lot in the 
East Ward was Read & Approved of & Okderd to be Signed, and the 
same was Signed Accordingly by M'' Mayor & Aid'? Filkin 

The Engrossed Lease to Christopher Fegenhaen of this City Shop- 
keeper of Lot Number 31 for 42 years was read & approved of. & 
ori)i:j:I) to be signed & the same was signed by M^ Mayor accordingly 

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

New YorkV * Hall of the said City on Wednesday After- 

noon the 30*1' of March 1774 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 
Francis F^ilkin 
Benj? Blagge 
And^ Gautier 
Jac*^? Lefferts 
Geo: Brewerton 
W^ Waddell 
Benj? Huggit 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevoort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 

And^ Hamcrslv 

^^ 

[306] The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of this City Praying that 
the Old Slip may be filled up & the Market House there be taken down 
was presented to this Board & read & thereupon order'd that the con- 
sideration thereof be deferred to some future Common Council 

Ordered that Aid? Gautier AldT Waddell. Mess*"? Huggit. Abeel 
& Hardenbrook or the major part of them be a Committee to Enquire 
what Number of Measurers there is at Present, and to fix upon such 
Regulations, respecting the Measuring of Wheat and other Grain 
brought to this City for Sale as they shall Conceive Necessary and 
make Report thereof to this r>oard with all Convenient Speed. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 2662 of this City to pay to Francis Child or order the Sum of 

W* Iss? £75 : 10 : 3 in full of his two acc*» for Victualling Sundry 

Criminals & for other Expences attending the New Goal 

from the iS*!* of December Last to the 19*1* of March ins! as p^ his 






>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 19 

said two ace*? audited by the Committee, sworn to & allowed of by 
this Board 

Orderd the like to John Simmons or order the Sum of 
N? 2663 £28 : 18 in full of his acct against this Corporation ; as p'' 
his said acc^ audited by the Committee Sworn to and al- 
lowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to M''? Sarah Brock or order the Sum 
N? 2664 of £3 : 5 in full of her acct against this Corporation as p^ 
her said acct audited by the Committee sworn to and al- 
lowed of by this Board. 

Orderd the like to Isaac Bogart or order the Sum of 
N? 2665 £5 : 17 .3 (out of the monies paid into his Hands by the 
W! Iss^ Church Wardens of this City for acct of the Lamps & 
Watchmen) for Iron Work by him done to several of the 
publick Lamps in this City, as p^ his said acct audited by tlie Com- 
mittee sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Solomon Myers Cohen & C? the 
N? 2666 Sum of £164 : 17 : 10 [307] (out of the monies paid into 
Wt Iss? his hands by the Church Wardens of this City, for acct of 
the Lamps and Watchmen) for a quantity of Oil Lately 
Delivered to Ab? Van Gelder for the use of this Corporation as p^ 
his said acct audited by the Committee Sworn to & allowed of by this 
Board (Issued to Ab? Van Gelder) 

Orderd the like to John Brower or order the Sum of 
N? 2667 £3 : 6 (out of the monies paid into his hands by the Church 
Wt Iss^ Wardens of this City, for account of the Lamps & Watch- 
men) in full of his ace*? for sundry Ladders & Lamp Posts 
by him made for this Corporation, as p^ his said acct audited by the 
Committee sworn to & allowed of by this Board (Issued to Ab? Van 
Gelder) 

Orderd the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
N? 2668 £20:3 (out of the monies paid into his hands by the 
Wt Iss^ Church Wardens of this City, for account of the Lamps & 
Watchmen) to be by him paid to the several Marshals & 
Constables, who lately W^atch'd this City as p^ an acct thereof audited 
by the Committee sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Abraham Van Gelder or order the 

N? 2669 Sum of £57 :6 :o (out of the monies paid into his hands 

Wl Iss^ by the Church Wardens of this City, for account of the 

Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his acct for monies by him 

advisiced, or to be advanced to Sundry Lamp Lighters for Cleaning & 



20 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Lightir.^ the City Lamps from the V\ of December last to the i*l of 
Marcli ius\ as p^ the acct thereof audited by the Committee sworn to 
& allowed of by this Board 

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

New Yorkl ilall of the said City on Monday [Tuesday] 

the 5^^ day of April Anno Dom: 1774 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

Robl R: Livingston Esq^ Recorder 



Benjamin Blagge 
Andrew Gautier 
John Dikeman 
Jacobus Lcfferts 
\V»P Waddle 
John Abeel 
Benj? Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
And^ Hamersly 



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>^ Assistants 



[308] The Engrossed Address to his Excellency William Tryon Esq'f 
Captain General & Governor in Chief in and over the province of New 
York, and the Territories depending thereon in America, Chancellor 
and Vice Admiral of the Same was this day presented to his said 
Excellency by M^ Recorder, and is in the Words following 
To his Excellency &9 

The Humble Address of the Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of 
the City of New York, 

May it Please Your Excellency : 

While we Labour under the Weight of Obligations (the only 
burthen imposed by your Excellencys Goverment) we wish to 
Acknowledge a debt that we know not how to discharge and to unite 
ours to the Voice of a i)0()ple, Grateful for the Benefits of a wise, 
equitable & Impartial Administration 

As wo would spare your Excellency the Pain which a Delicate 
mind feels at the Recital of its Virtue, We shall not mention that 
Generosity which has Equally Endeared your Excellency to the In- 
digent and the Benevolent; that Impartiality, which procured esteem 
Amidst the Distraction of Party; that Condescension which met the 
Wishes of the Humble, that firmness which ensured the Stability of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 21 

Government, and those private Virtues which Attached our hearts to 
him as a man, whom our understandings applauded as a Governor: 
Virtues which now serve only to heighten the Sorrow that each of us 
feels at your Excellency's departure; to animate our Wishes for the 
Safety of your Voyage, for the re-establishment of your Health, for 
Success in every design that may Serve to Increase your Happiness 
and (if we may be Allowed one interested wish) for your Excellency's 
early & Safe Return to a People, whose Pride & Pleasure is to Con- 
tribute to the Support of your Excellencys Government. 

To which said Address, his Excellency Returned the Following 
Answer Vizt. 

Gentlemen: 

This present Proof of your Regard, Cannot be Received without the 
most Livelv Emotions of Gratitude : 

It is to me an unspeakable Happiness, that in pursuing the Dictates 
of my Duty, to my most Gracious Sovereign, and of Heart Sincerely 
disposed to Cherish the interest & harmony of a people so worthy of 
Consideration, I have met with Such honourable & Repeated Testi- 
monials of your Cordial Approbation 

I beg you will believe that, I Shall ever Consider this [309] flour- 
ishing Metropolis as the residence of many of my \'akiab!e friei ds 
and of a body of Loyal Subjects & Good Citizens who have Zealously 
Contributed to the Ease, tranquility & honour of my Administration. 

Accept, Gentlemen, my most thankful Acknowledgements for the 
Anxiety you express at my Approaching departure, and your jxithetick 
Wishes for the Safety of my Voyage, the re-establishment oi my 
Health, mv future Success & mv Earlv return, and permit nie to 
Offer the Continued Assurances of my Ardent Wishes for the Growing 
Wealth and uninterrupted felicity of this Opulent & Commercial City. 

Wy Trvox 

M'' Mayor Produced to this Board a List of names of Sundry Per- 
sons who had taken out Lycences for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
within this City, from the 25*!? of March 1773 to the 25^^ of March 
Last, amounting in the Whole to the Number of 385 persons c< who 
had altogether paid for the Same the Sum of £577 : 4, orderd that he 
pay the same to the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation, first 
Retaining thereout the Sum of £125 being what this Board agreed to 
allow him for his fees as Clerk of the Markets from the i»l of May 
1773 to the It of May Next, and also the further Sum of 4^ & paying 



2 2 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

thereout to the Clerk of this Board the Sum of s?, for Every Licence so 
by him Granted as aforesaid, and that the Ballance (after the above 
deduction is made) to be paid into the Treasury amounts to £278 : 19. 



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

New York ^ * Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

7^1? of April Anno Dom : 1774 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esqf Mayor 

Robert R: Livingston Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benj? Blagge 
Andrew Gauticr 
Jac^? Lcflfcrts 
Geo: Brewerton Jun*" 
William Waddle 
[310] John Abeel 

Benjamin Huggit 
Henrv Brevoort 
AndV^ Hamcrslv 



>Esq^? Aldermen 






^Assistants 



y 



M^ Recorder Chairman of the Committee for fixing on proper 
places as well at Pecks Slip as on Nassau Island for the ferry Boats to 
Load & unload at, Reported, that in Consequence of said Appointment, 
they had Viewed both Places, and Conceive that the West Side of the 
Corporation Pier on the West Side of Pecks Slip to be the most proper 
Landing Place there, as also the Wharf of Jacob Brewerton on Nassau 
Island, to be the most Proper Landing Place on that Side, both which 
Places this board do Approve of & Confirm and thereupon Order, that 
the sp.id Committee Cause a Proper Bridge at each Landing Place to 
be made as soon as Possible, and Charge the Expencc thereof to this 
Corporation. 

Also ORDiiiRD by this Board that the Landing Place for the ferry 
Boats, to Load & Unload at and from the Coenties Slip, to Nassau 
Island be fixed & limited between the West Side of said Slip and the 
East Side of the Long Bridge, and further Orderd that the Aldermen 
& Common Council men of the Dock & South Wards be a Committee to 
Cause tv.'o Bridges or Landing FMaccs to be made between the limits 
abovesaid and Place the Expencc thereof to this Corporation 



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23 



Orderd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 2670 urer of this City to pay to Samuel Frances or order the 
Sum of £7 : 13 : 6 in full of his acct for the Expence at- 
tending a Committee of this Board, as p^ his said acct Sworn to & 
allowed of by this Board 

M^ Recorder proposed for the future Consideration of this Board 
whether it would not be more for the Interest of this Corporation to 
Allow their Chamberlain a Certain Sallary than a Commission, that as 
their Revenews were daily Encrcasing the Commission thereon in time 
would be Immense 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 2671 urer of this City to pay to William Mitchell or order the 
Sum of five pounds for one quarters Sallary due unto him 
as Publick Whipper of this City the 5^^ Instant 

[311] Robert R: Livingston Esq^ Signified to this Board that he had 
Resigned his Commission of Recorder, and this Board being willing 
to Demonstrate the Esteem and Regard they have for him from a just 
Sense of his Merit, Agree to Compliment him wuth the freedom of this 
Corporation. Order'd, therefore, that the Clerk Prepare said freedom, 
and Annex the Seal of the City thereto, and that M^ Mayor Sign & 
Deliver the Same to him in behalf of this Board 



City of ) ^^ 
New York I 



Present 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
I2^^ of April Anno Dom 1774 

Whitehead Hicks Esq^^ Mayor 

John Watts Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 

Francis F'ilkin 

Benj? Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

John Dikciiian 

Jaco])us Lefi"erts 

Geo: Brewerton Jun'" 

William Waddle 

John Abeel 

Benjamin Huggit 

Abraham Mesicr 

Henry Brevoort 

Theop? Hardenbrook 



^Esq^? Aldermen 



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^Assistants 



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24 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 2672 of this City to pay to Elias Smith or order the Sum of 

£19 : 15 : II in full of his acct, for Work done, for the use 

of, and by order of this Corporation, as p^ his said accl audited by the 

Committee and allowed of by this Board 

Oruicrd the like to James Selover or order the Sum of 
N? 2673 £0 : 14 : 3, in full of his acct for Liquor by him Delivered 
at the Late Fire in the fort as p^ his said acct Sworn to & 
allowed of bv this Tioard 

OkdivRD by this Hoard that Peter Knickerbacker late a Cartman 
in this City who is old & Infirm and unable to follow the Business of 
carting- be [312] Appointed to the Office of an Inspector of Cord Wood 
for the Coentics Slip, in the Room c^' Stead of Cornelius Van Home, 
and he the said Peter Knickerbacker is hereby Appointed to the said 
Office Accordingly, and that before he enter upon the Dutys of said 
Office, he first take an Oath for the Due Execution of the same 

The Draft of a IV^tition to be preferred to the Ilon**!^ Cadwallader 
Colden Esq^ Lienlonant Governor and Commander in Chief of the 
province of New ^'ork by Sundry House Carpenters in this City Set- 
ting forth Sundry Gricvences they Labour under from the Act Relative 
to the I>uilding & Roofing of houses to the South ward of the Fresh 
Water was Laid beft)re this P.oard for their Approbation, and the 
Same being read, and taken into Consideration by this Board was 
unanimously Approved of, and thereupon Orderd that their said 
Approbation bo Entered Accordingly 

John Watts Jun^ Esq^ Produced to this Board a Commission Ap- 
pointing him to the Office of Recorder for the City & County of Xew 
York in the Room Place Sc Stead of Robert R: Livingston Esq^ who 
hath lately resigned the said Office, & thereupon M^ Mayor acquainted 
this Board that the said John Watts Jun'" had been qualifyed before him 
to execute said Office, & he then took his seat accordingly 

Ordkrp that the Aldermen and Common Council men of Mont- 
g^omery Ward, the North Ward, the luist Ward & West Ward or the 
major part of them be a Committee to Cause Golden Hill to be dug 
down cS: Regulated, and make Report thereof to this Board with all 
Convenient Speed 

Tiiii f^i-yrrriON of the Members of the Cnion Library Society was 
preferred to this Board and Read, praying that this Board would 



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25 



be favourably pleased to Indulge them with the Eastermost part of 
the Room in which the books of the New York Society Library are 
Contained, and this board having Viewed the Same unanimously 
agreed that the same be Granted them, they being at the Expence of a 
doar, and Making the Partitions required. 

The Engrossed Leases to Elias De Grusha. Adolph Waldron and 
Samuel Balding for the ferrys from this City, to Nassau Island, were 
[3^3] Read & Approved of, and Signed by M^ Mayor & Aid? Filkin 
Orderd the Clerk Deliver to Each of them his Lease on their Executing 
Counterparts thereof, to the use of this Corporation 

The Engrossed Lease to Abraham Mesicr for the ferry from this 
City to Powlus's Hook which being Read was Approved of, and Signed 
bv Mf Mavor & Aid? Filkin & Orderd as Above 

The Engrossed Lease to Elias Smith for two Lots of Ground dis- 
tinguished by Lott N? 123 & 124 lying in the North Ward, for the 
Term of 42 years from the i^* of May next, was read & approved of, 
and Signed by M^ Mayor & orderd as above 



Cit>of ) 
*Cew York I 



«^^ At a Common Council held at the City 

Hall of the said City on Friday the 22^ Day 
of April 1774 



Present Whitehouse Hicks Esqf Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Esq'r Recorder 
Francis Filkin ^ 

Benj? Blagge 
Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton Jun^ 
John Dikeman 
Jacobus Lefferts 
William Waddell 
Benjamin Huggett 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
Henry Brevoort 
AndT' Hamerslv 



^Esq*^ Aldermen 



Assistants 



Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
X? 2674 of this City to pay to Isaac Meade or order the Sum of £30 
on account for Work done for this Corporation 



26 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the like to Thomas Mason or order the Sum of 
N? 2675 ^5 -9 -2 [314] in full of his 2 several acc*f for Liquor de- 
Wt Issi livered out at the late Fire in the Fort & to the several Con- 
stables who afterwards watched the same as p'^ his said 2 
ace*? audited by the Committee, sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Garret Waldron or order the Sum 

N? 2676 of £4 : II : 10 in full of his ace* for Breaking down a Stack 

of Chimnies and some Walls in the Fort &c : as pf his said 

ace*, audited bv the Committee, sworn to and allowed of bv this Board 

Orderd the like to Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the Sum 
Nv 2677 of £103 : 12 (out of the monies &c:) in full of his ace*, for 
Sundry Casks of Oil sold to this Corporation, as p'* his said 
acct audited by the Committee, sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Andrew Gautier Esqf or order the 
Nv 2678 Sum of £47 : 8 to be by him paid to Sundry Constables who 
Watched the Fort some time ago as p*" an ace*, thereof au- 
dited by the Committee sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to John Falkner or order the Sum of 
N? 2679 £28 : 5 :4 (out of the monies &c:) in full of his ace*, for 
monies due to himself & Sundry Watchmen for Watching 
this City from the 15*!? of March last to the I4*t of April Ins*, as p^ 
his said ace*, audited by the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by 
this Board (Issued to Walsh) 

Orderd the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
X? 2680 £31 : 6 : 8>j (out of the monies &c:) in full of his ace*, for 
money due to himself & Sundry Watchmen for Watching 
this City from the i6*l' of March last to the 13*1* of April Ins*, as p^ 
his Said ace* audited by the Committee, Sworn to & allowed of by 
this Board 

The Pktitiox of Benj? Helme & others (praying that [315] the 
two Several Petitions lately preferred to this Board respecting the 
Di^f^inir Pown of dolden 11 ill may be rejected, or that, if this Board 
Should direct the said Hill to be dug down, that then they would so 
order the Regulation thereof, that the Lower part of the said Hill may 
be filled in, [in] such Proportion that the Summit thereof may be dug 
down so as to prevent the utter Demolition of many of the Petitioners 
Houses ) was preferred to this Board and Read ; and thereupon Orderd 
that the Consideration thereof be referred to the Committee, appointed 
to Cause the said Hill to be dug down 

The Proposal of Christopher Colles to Erect a Reservoir, and to 



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Convey Water thro' the Several Streets of this City was preferred to 
this Board & Read ; and thereupon order 'd that the same be filed, and 
that the Consideration thereof be deferred to Some future Time 



Cit>'of 7 
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Present/. 



At a Common Council held at the 
Dwelling House of John Simmons on 
Saturday the 23^ of April Anno Dom: 1774 

Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Esq'r Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



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Benjamin Blagge 
Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton 
John Dikeman 
Jac^? Lefferts 
W? Waddell 
Benjamin Huggit 
John Abeel 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
Andrew Hamersly 

Orderd by this Board that the Treasurer of this City take 1000 
tickets of the Bridewell Lottery on & for the Risque of this Corporation 



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At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said Citv on Wednesday the 
2j^'} of April 1774 

Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

John Watts Jun^ Esq^^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

And^' Gautier 

George Brewerton 

W»P Waddell 

Benj? Huggit 

Ab? Mesier 

Henry Brevort 

And^ Hamersly 

Orderd that the Committee Appointed to Cause the Battery Pond 
to be filled up be a Committee to Compleat the filling up of the White 



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Hall Slip, which has become a very great Nusance to the Neighbour- 
hood there 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 2681 of this City to pay to Andrew Gautier Esq'* or order the 
Wt Iss^ Sum of £40 to be by him applied towards paying such per- 
sons as shall be Employed in filling up the White Hall Slip ; 
and also the further Sum of £3 : 3 : 9 in full of his acci for so much 
by him advanced to Sundry persons for this Corporation 

Orderd the like to Doctor Peter Middleton or order the 
N? 2682 Sum of £20 for a years Interest of £400 due to him the 24*? 
of January Last 

[317J City of ^ ^^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New York J Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 4^ 

of May 1774 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

John Watts Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

John Dikeman 

George Rrewerton 

William Waddle 

John Abeel 

Benj? Huggit 

Abraham Mesier 

Henrv r)rcvoort 

Andrew Hamcrslv 



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Order'd by this Board, that the Petitioners Relative to the Digging 
down of Golden Hill, and those against the Same, do attend at the 
Next Common Council, to be heard on the Subject Matter of their 
Respective Petitions, either by themselves or Council 

Ordered by this Board, that M'" Recorder be added to the Commit- 
tee for directing, fixing Ccntinal Boxes to be made & Set up and for 
vlrawing Proper Regulations to be Observed by the Several Watchmen 
in this City 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

X? 2683 of this City to pay to Cornelius Van Den Bergh or order the 

Sum of £20 (out of the monies Raised for Repairing the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 29 

Publick Roads) in full of what the Committee of the said Roads 
agreed to allow him for putting the said Roads in proper Repair. 

Orderd the like to Alexander Moncrief or Order the 
N? 2684 Sum of £43 : 1 1 : i in full of his accl Exhibited to this Board 

as keeper & Overseer of the Bridewell to the 23^ of April 
Last as p'' his said acc^ audited by the Committee sworn to & allowed of 
by this Board 

[318] Orderd the like to Elias Smith or order the Sum of 
N9 2685 £23 : I : 6 in full of his ace* for filling up and paving the 

Street Opposite to his Lot of Ground, lately Leased to him 
by this Corporation as p^ his said acct audited by the Committee sworn 
to & allowed of by this Board 

Order'd the like to Mess*"? Ogilvie & Warner or order 
X? 2686 the sum of £23 : 14 : 4 for Sundry Centinal Boxes &c made 

by order of this Board as p^ their said acd audited by the 
Committee sworn to & allowed of bv this Board. 

The Petition of Henry Cruger Esq^ & Sundry Others, was pre- 
ferred to this Board and read Praying that this Board will reject a 
Petition lately preferred to them for filling up the Old Slip & Removing 
the Market house there, for the Reasons therein Set forth Order'd that 
the Consideration of said Petition be deferred for further Consideration 



City of ) 00 ^'^ ^ Common Council held at the City 

XewYorkv ' Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

II*^ of May Anno Dom: 1774. 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esq'^ Mayor 

John Watts Jun'^ Esq'" Recorder 
Francis Filkin ^ 

Benj* Blagge 
Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton Jun^ 
John Abeel 
Benj? Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Andrew Hamersly 

This Board being Informed that there arc Certain Lots of Ground 
in the West Ward of this City on the Southerly Side of Division Street 
lying between the Houses of Peter Wolsie & Coenradt King, which is a 
Nusance, being made a Receptacle for Filth & Dirt; This Board by 



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Virtue of the Power [319] and Authority given them by an Act of the 

Legislature of this Province, Entitled an Act to 
See a Warrant for enable & Empower the Mayor Aldennen & Ccmi- 
£7 : 13 : 9 : for monalt>' of the City of New York and Their Suc- 
fencing in these cessors to Prevent & remove particular Nusances 
Lots July 14 1774 within the same [to] the southward of Fresh 

Water did thereupon Order that the said Lots be 
forthwith put in sufficient Fence, and that an Account of the Expence 
thereof, be opened against the Proprietor or Proprietors of the same 

The Petition of Peter Bogert and others Setting forth that tbe 
Street between the Fly Market and Burling Slip is become a Nusance, 
on Account of its having so little Descent from the Houses to the Ken- 
nel and from the middle of the Street to the Slips and praying that the 
same, may be Regulated, was preferred to this Board & read; and 
Ordered that the same be referred to the Committee for Regulating 
Streets in the East Ward 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 2687 of this City to pay to Elias Burger or order the Sum of 
£55 to enable him to purchase timber to Sink a Block at 
Peck's Slip 

The Clerk produced to this Board a Grant for a water Lot in the 
East Ward of this City to Tunis Tiebout, which being Read and ap- 
proved of, was Executed by M^ Mayor & Alderman Filkin, and or- 
derd to be delivered to the said Tunis Tiebout on his Executing a 
Counterpart thereof 

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

New York j Hall of the said City on Thursday the 19*? 

of May 1774 

Present Whitehead I licks Esq'^ Mayor 
John Watts Jun'r Esq^ Recorder 
Benj? Blagge 
And^ Gautier 
George Brcwerton Jun^ 
William Waddle 
[320] Benjamin Huggit 

Henrv Brevoort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
Andrew Hamerslv 



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Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 2688 of this City to pay to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
W* Iss^ £33 : 10 : 6 (out of the monies paid into his Hands for ac- 
count of the Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his acct for 
money due to himself and Sundry Watchmen for Watching this City 
from the 15*1* of April Last to the 15*^ of ^lay inst as ^. his said ace! 
audited bv the Committee sworn to & allowed of bv this Board 

Orderd the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 

N? 2689 £23 : 13 :6 (out of the monies paid into his hands for ac- 

Wt Iss^ count of the Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his acct for 

money due to himself and Sundry Watchmen for Watching 

this City from the I6*^ of April Last to the 14*1* of May ins! as p^ his 

said acct audited by the Committee Sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

City of 7 «<^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New YorkC ' Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 24*1" 

of May Anno Dom: 1774 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esq'r Mayor 
John Watts Jun'r Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
And^ Gautier 
George Brewerton Jun^ 
Jacb? Lefferts 
William Waddell 
Benjamin Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
And^ Hamerslv 



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[321] Orderd that the Mayor L«:sue his Warrant to the 
X? 2690 Treasurer of this City to pay to Abraham Van Gelder or 

order the Sum of £28 : 16 : 3 in full of his acct for one years 
Sallary due the 24*^ of April Last, and for Sundry Sums by him ad- 
vanced for this Corporation as p'^ his said acct audited by the Com- 
mittee sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to John W Vredenburgh or order the 
X? 2691 Sum of £105 : in full of his acct for Sundry quantities of 

timber sold to this Corporation, as p'^ his said acct, audited 
by the Committee & allowed of by this Board 



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N? 2692 



Orderd the like to Samuel Frances or order the Sum of 
£70 : 17 in full of his acct for Sundry Expences attending 
the drawing of the Bridewell Lottery; as p^ his said acd 
audited by the Committee sworn to & allowed of by this 
Board 



City of ) ^^ 
New YorkC 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 30*1* 
Day of May Anno Domini 1774 



Present Whitehead Hicks Esq'" Mayor 



Benjamin Blagge 
John Dikeman 
Geo : Brewerton Jun^ 
Jcob? Lefferts 
William Waddell 
John Abeel 
Benj? Huggit 
Henrv Brevoort 
AndV Hamersly 
Theop? Hardenbrook 



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The Petition of Abraham P Lott & Isaac Roosevelt was prefered 
to this Board & Read praying that no Entry may be made on the 
Minutes of Common Council to give David Provoost a Preference to a 
Grant of the Peer & two Lots of Ground Adjoining to the Old Slip: 
But that the said Peer may forever remain a Publick Street or Peer 
[322] for the use of the Inhabitants of this City and all others &c: 
Order'd that the same be filed 

The Petition of Lodowick Krouskop praying this Board would 
Lease to him Ten Acres of the Commons on Inklenbergh adjoining to 
the Lot of Land he now possesses there was prefered to this Board & 
read ; and thereupon Order'd that the Consideration thereof be de- 
fercd to some future Common Council 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 2693 of this City to pay to Elias Burger or order the Sum of £30 
on account for Building a Dock at Peck's Slip 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 33 

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

New Yorki Kail of the said City on Thursday the 2? 

Day of June Anno Domini 1774 

Pr^ent/. Whitehead Hicks Esq'" Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin ^ 

Benjamin Blagge 
Andrew Gautier 
John Dikeman 
George Brewerton Jun^ 
William Waddell 
John Abeel 
Benjamin Huggit 
Henry Brevort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
John Hardenbrook 
Andrew Hammerslv 



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Order D that M't Recorder, Aid*? Filkin, Blagge, Gautier & Brewer- 
ton. & Mess*"? Hardenbrook & Hammersly be a Committee to Prepare a 
Law to regulate the Office of the Scavenger of this City 

Orderd by this Board that M^ William Hardenbrook be appointed 
and he is hereby accordingly appointed an Inspector of all Loaf Bread, 
within this City and if any should be found, that is made [323] of 
Flour that has not been duly inspected that he make Application to 
some magistrate to have the Baker thereof, Punished as the Law directs 

The Petition of Peter Waldron, John P Waldron, & David Wal- 
dron was preferred to this Board & Read, praying that this Board, 
would be favourably pleased to appoint a Time for and attend the 
laying out the Road thro' the Land of Adolph Myer to Mutie David's 
Fly in the Township of Harlem Pursuant to a Law of this Colony 
lately made and published ; Resolved therefore this Board (being Com- 
missioners named in the said Act) will proceed to lay out the said 
Road, according to the Prayer of the said Petition with all Convenient 
Speed 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

X? 2694 of tliis City to pay to William Lupton or order the Sum of 

£4 in full of his ace! for a Takle, Block kz\ Sold to this 

Corporation ; as pf his said acct audited by the Committee and allowed 

of bv this Board 

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34 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Okderd the like to Johannes Myer Messenger & Door- 

N? 2695 keeper to this Board or order the Sum of £3 : 15 in full for a 

W! Issi quarters Sallary due unto him and ending the 28^!? of May 

last ; and also the further Sum of £1 : 2 in full of his acct 

for several Sums, by him advanced for this Corporation 



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



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Day of June Anno Dom: 1774. 

Present/. Whitehead Hicks Ksq^ Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Recorder 
]^>ancis iMlkin 
Benjamin r>lagge 
And^ Gautier 
George Brewerton 
J(jhn Dikeman 
Jacolnis LetTerts 
William Waddell 
John Ahecl 
Benjamin Hugget 
Henrv Brevort 
John Hardcnl)rook 
Andrew Hamerslv . 

[304 J Ordkrd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 2696 of this City to pay to John Alsop or order the Sum of £75 
WJ Iss^ for a years Interest of £1500 due on his bond from this Cor- 
poration. 

Ordkrd the like to M*"? Elizabeth Crook or order the Sum 
N? 2697 of £15 for one years Interest of €300 due to her the 7^^ of 
May last 

Ordkrd the like to Richard Waldron or order the Sum 
N? 2698 of £35 for a Years Interest of £700 due to him the 7^^ of 
May I-ast (Issued to M'" Gaine) 

Ordkrd the like to William MfLeod or order the Sum of 
N? 2699 £35 for a Years Interest of £700 due on a Bond from this 
Corporation to him the 2^ of November Last (Issued to M^ 
Gainc) 



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35 



Orderd the like to Robert Tucker or order the Sum of 
X? 2700 £87 in full of his acd for a quantity of Oil sold to this Cor- 
poration (Issued to M'T V^an Gelder) 

Orderd the like to Benjamin Blagge Esq^ or order the 
N? 2701 Sum of £3 for taking an Inquisition as Coroner some time 
ago on the Body of Christian Taylor 

Orderd the like to John Brower or order the Sum of 
N? 2702 £1 : 17 in full of his ace* for Sundry Lamp Posts &c: found 
for this Corporation as p^ his said acct audited by the Com- 
mittee sworn to & allowed of by this Board (Issued to Van Gelder) 

Order'd the like to Abraham Van Gelder or order the 
N? 2703 Sum of £57 : 3 to be by him paid to the several Lamp- 
lighters for Lighting the City Lamps, the i^\ of March last 
to the i*\ of June instant 

[325] Agreed that every Member of this Board give his Attendance 
upon the Summons of the Mayor or Recorder within one Quarter of 
an Hour at least, after the Time appointed for holding a Common 
Council, and that if any Member be not there by that Time that he 
be Subject to a Fine of one Shilling for the first Quarter of an Hour 
and a Shilling for the whole or any part of the next Quarter that 
shall elapse so that the Fine in the whole do not exceed two Shillings, 
which Fine of two Shillings shall also be paid by such member who 
shall not attend such Common Council to which he may be Summoned 
unless he can Alledge some reasonable Excuse for his Absence ; that 
M'^ Hugget be Treasurer of the said Fines & keep an acct thereof 

The Clerk produced to this Board an Engrossed Grant for a 
Water Lot in the South ward to Thomas & Elizabeth Hunt which 
being read was approved of, and order'd to be Signed by M^ Mayor 
and Alderman Filkin, and that the same be delivered to said Thomas 
Hunt on his Executing a Counterpart of the same, on Behalf of him- 
self & Sister who hath appointed him her Attorney for that Purpose. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
X9 2704 of this City to pay to Elias Burger or order the Sum of 
£80 : 15 in full of the Ballance of his acc^ for lUiilding a 
Dock at Pecks Slip 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of )gg 
New York j 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 20*? 
of June 1774. 



Present/. Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

John Watts [Jr.] Esq^ Recorder 

Andrew Gautier 

Jacobus Lefferts 

George Brewerton Jun^ 

William Waddle 

Benjamin Huggit 

John Abeel 

Henrv Brevoort 

Thomas Hardenbrook 

Andrew Hamersly 



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Wt Iss? 



[326] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to pay to Edward Blagge or order the 
Sum of £36 17:6 for Inquests by him taken, on Sundry 
bodys from the i6^l* of January Last to the 3? of June In- 
stant as pf his said acct Sworn to & allowed of by this Board 

Orderd the like to Mess*^! Blake & Prior or order the 
Sum of £6 in full of their acct for making two Centinal 
Boxes by order of this Board (Issued to T. Hardenbrook) 

Orderd the like to Isaac I: Stoutenburgh or order the 
Sum of £5 : 10 : o for a Years allowance in Cleansing and 
taking Charge of the Citys fire arms which ended the i^\ of 
May Last 



X? 2706 



N? 2707 



City of ) j^^ 
New York! 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 2i't 
Day of June Anno Dom: 1774 



Present/. John Watts Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 



Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton 
Jacobus Lefferts 
William Waddell 
John Abeel 
Benj? Hugget 
Henry Brevoort 
Andrew Hamersly 



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Orderd that Aid? Brewerton cause the Dock belonging to this 
Corporation at the North River to be repaired as soon as conveniently 
he can 

M^ Recorder reported to this Board that the Committee who were 
appointed to draw up some Necessary Orders & Regulations respect- 
ing the City Watch, had proceeded to that Business and that they had 
accordingly drawn up the same, which being read were approved of 
by this Board, and order'd that the Clerk of this Board make two 
Copies thereof to be Delivered to the Captains of the said Watch for 
their Guide & Direction 



[327] City of ) j;,^. At a Common Council held at the City 

New YorkV * Hall of the said City on Monday the 27^}} 

of June Anno Dom: 1774 

Present John Watts Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin ^ 

Benjamin Blagge 
And^ Gautier 
Jn? Dikeman 
William Waddell 
George Brewerton 
John Abeel 
Benjf Huggit 
Henrv Brevort 

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Theo? Hardenbrook 



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Orderd that the Street begining at the House of Anvlrcw 
X? 2708 Hopper, nearly opposite S'. Paul's Church and Icadinj^: to 
Fresh Water, be called Chatham Street. 

Orderd that the Aldermen & Assistants of the South and Dock 
wards together with Aid!? Brewerton & Aid? Waddell be a Committee 
to view the Ground, proposed to be conveyed to this Corporation by 
M^" Henrv Remsen, at Nassau Island for the use & Convcnicncv of the 
Ferry lately established there, and that they make Report thereof to 
this Board with all Convenient Speed 



38 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Order'd the Recorder issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer of this City to pay to Patrick Walsh or Order the 

2709 Sum of £34 : 18 : 734 (out of the* [page 385 line 7] monies 
(Issued) paid into his Hands on Account of the Lamps & Watch- 
men) in full of his Acc^ for money due to himself and 

sundry Watchmen for Watching this City, as p^ the said Account, 
audited by the Committee sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to pay to John Faulkner or Order the 
N? Sum of £30 : 14 : 6 (out of the monies paid into his Hands 

2710 on account of the Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his Ac- 
( Issued) count for money due to himself and sundry Watchmen for 

Watching this City as p'^ the said Account audited by the 
Committee Sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Ab^ Duryee or Order the Sum of 
N? £12 : 13 :6 in full of his Account for sundry Blankets de- 

27 1 1 livercd to the Keeper of the Bridewell for the Use thereof 
&c: as p'' the said Account audited by the Committee & al- 
lowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Solomon Myers Cohen or Order the Sum 
N? of £51 : 17 :9: (Out of the Monies paid into his Hands on Ac- 

2712 count of the Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his [j5(5] Account 
for a Quantity of Spermaceti Oil sold to this Corporation, as p^ 

his said Accl sworn to, and allowed of by this Board (Issued to Abl* 
Van Gelder) 

Okder'd the like to Corn? Vanden Bergh or Order, the Sum 
N of £6 : o : o in full of his Account for Work bv him done for 

2713 this Corporation as pf his said Account audited by the Com- 
mittee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

^ (.>Ri)i:Kr:D the like to Benjamin Hogland or Order the Sum of 

£7 : 15 :o!/<, in full of his Account, for Repairs done to the 

T*''^ \ p(.ck rnrlcr the Fish Market a<i p'^ Ms said Account audited bv 
issued 

the Committee sworn to and allowed of, bv this Board 

^ ()i;i)i:Kr.i) tlie like to Richard Wenman [or] order the Sum 

of £1 : 17 : 1 in full of his Account for Candles furnished 
271 ^ 
... for tlie Use of the Supreme Court: as p'" his Acct sworn to 

and al]<nve(l of bv this Board. 



*NOTF. — .\t this point both copies end. All matter followinp^ has been 
printed from the original minutes, to which reference is made in the Introduction. 
The pagination of the original records has therefore been observed, but the figures 
have been italicised to distinguish them from the page numbers that precede. 



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2716 



Ordered the like to W? Mitchel or Order the Sum of five 
pounds for one Quarters Salary due unto him as publick Whip- 
per of this City the fifth day of July next. 



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At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 14*? 
of July Anno Dom: 1774. 

Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 

Jn? Watts, Jun^ Esq*" Recorder 

Fra? Filkin "^ 

Benj? Blagge 

George Brewerton 

Jacob? Lefferts 

W"^ Waddell 

John Abeel 

Benj? Huggett 

Henrv Brevort 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

And^ Hamersly 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City to pay to Samuel Guilford or Order the Sum 
of £30 for one Years Interest of his Bond for £600 from 
this Corporation due the 24*1^ of January last ; and also the 
further Sum of twenty Pounds for one Year's Interest of 
another Bond for £400 from this Corporation to the said Samuel Guil- 
ford due the II*^ of June last. 

Ordered the like to George Stanton or Order 
the Sum of £7 : 13 rg, in full of his Account for 
fencing in five Lots of Ground in Partition Street, 
which were become a Nuisance, & the owner 
thereof unknown, as by his said acct, audited 
by the Committee, sworn to & allowed of by this 
Board. 
{38S] Ordered the like to Jolin Brandon & Joseph Farly 
or Order the Sum of £60 in full for the Balance of their 
Account for Work bv tliem done in filling up the White 
Hall Slip: 
Ordered the like to Stephen Terhune or Order the Sum 
of £29 : I : 6 in full of his Account for Painting & Glazing 
done for this Corporation as by his said Account audited by 
the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



X? 

2717 

(Issued) 



N? 2718 
(Issued) 
See the Com : 
Council held 
II*'? of May 1774 






2719 
(Issued) 

N 

2720 
Issued 



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N. 

2721 

(Issued) 

N? 
2722 
Issued 

N. 

2723 

(Issued) 

N. 

2724 
(Issued) 

N. 

2725 

(Issued) 



Ordered the like to Garret Roorback or order the Sum 
of £1 : 18 : 9 in full of his Account for sundry Boston 
Pails delivered out at a Fire in this City, lost & rendered 
useless : as p'' his account sworn to audited by the Commit- 
tee & allowed of by this Board. 

Orderkd the like to Elias Burger or Order the Sum of 
£22 : 15 in full for the Balance of his Account for Work done 
for this Corporation at the Ferry Dock; as p*" his said Ac- 
count audited by the Committee & allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Andrew Hopper or Order the Sum 
of £2 : 10 : II in full of his Ace! for Smith's Work done 
for this Corporation as p^ his said Account audited by the 
Committee, Sworn to [jSp] and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to George Stanton or Order the Sum 
of £47 : 1 1 : 7 in full of his Accl for making & repairing 
sundry Fire Engines belonging to this Corporation, as p^ 
his said Account audited bv the Committee, sworn to and 
allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Pardon Burlingham or Order the 
Sum of £23 : 1 1 : in full of his Account for work done for 
this Corporation : as p^ his said Account audited by the 
Committee, sworn to and allowed of bv this Board. 



City of 7 ^,^ 
NewYorkp^' 



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At a Common Council held at the Citv 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 2i*t 
of July Anno Dom. 1774. 

Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 

Jn? Watts [Jr.] Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

George Brewerton 

William Waddell 

Jn? Abeel 

Benj? Hugget 

Henry Brevort 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

AndT' Hamerslv 



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f jpo] The Proposal of Christopher Colics heretofore prefered to this 
Board, respecting the Building of a Reservoir and the Conveyance 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 41 

of Fresh Water thro' the several Streets, Lanes and Allevs of this 
City and the Expcnce that will attend the said Undertaking, being 
this Dav taken into Consideration, it was moved that the same be 
Carried into Execution, but Debates arising thereon, the Question was 
put whether this Board shall carry the said Proposal into Execution, 
which was carried in the manner following, to wit. 

For the Affirmative For the Negative 

M'' Recorder M^ Hardenbrook 

Aid*}* Filkin :Mr Hamerslv. 

Ald^P Blagge 
Aid? Brewerton 
Aid? Waddell 
yV Hugget 
M^ Abeel 
Mt Brevort 

ORDERD the said proposal be carried into execution accordingly. 

This Board then proceeded to consider whether it would not be 
expedient to strike and issue printed Notes of certain Denominations 
and to a certain Amount not exceeding £2500 to be received in all 
[391] Payments at their Treasury, in order the better to enable them 
to prosecute the said Undertaking, which being unanimously agreed 
to by this Board, it was resolved and Okdkred that a Number of Notes 
to the Amount of £2500 be printed accordingly ; and further okdekkd 
that M^ Mayor, M^ Recorder, Alderman Blagge, Alderman Brewer- 
ton, Alderman Waddell and M^ Hugget or the major part of them 
be a Committee to draw the Form of the said Notes and to consider 
of a proper Device for the same. 

M^ Hugget informed this Board that Augustus \'an Corllandt 
Esf(^ and Frederick Van Cortlandt are willing to convey to tliis C.>r- 
poration so much of their Ground fronting Great George Strec^l iJi:c: 
as may be wanting to erect the Reservoir on, and for other Con- 
veniences, at the Rate of six hundred Pounds per Acre; which Price 
this Board conceiving to be reasonable ; it is agreed and order fd tliat 
the same be purchased of them for the Purposes abovementionc«l. 

Ordered that the Aldermen & Common Council [tnen] of tlic I-a>t, 
North and Dock Wards be a Committee to view the Slip T.^^^-'l ^^^^^ 
the Coffee House and to cause a plan to be made of the Water Lots 



42 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

prayed for by the Proprietors of Hunters Quay, in order to ascertain 
whether Grants for the full Breadth of their Ground there, would not 
narrow too much the said slip: and that they make Report thereof to 
this Board with all convenient speed. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer o£ 

N this City to pay to Patrick Walsh or Order the Sum of £44 : 

2726 o . 6 (out of the monies paid into his Hands on Account of the 

Issued Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his Account for money due to 

himself and sundry watchmen for watching this City, as p^ 

the said Account audited by the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by 

this Board. 

Ordered the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
^^- ^Z7 • 3 • (o^t of the monies paid into your Hands on 

2727 Account of the Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his [ jpj] Ac- 
( Issued) count for money due to himself and sundry Watchmen for 

Watching this City, as p^ the said Account audited by the 
Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

*Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N urer of this City, to pay to Joseph Outen Bogart & Joseph 

2728 Jadwin or order the Sum of £40, which this Board con- 
( Issued) tributes towards purchasing a Lot for enlarging & con- 
tinuing Hague Street. 

Ordered that if those Lots lying to the 
See the Minutes of Eastward of Dcpeyster Street be not already 
the next Com: Coun- granted that 9 Inches be taken off from each 
cil but one. Lot when they are granted, in order to widen 

the Pier to the eastward of that Block. 

Ordered that a Grant be made to Henry Cruger, John Cruger, 
Mary Cruger and Rachel Cruger for the Water Lot prayed for by 
them, situate in the East Ward of this City, opposite to their Lot of 
Ground fronting Countess Key Slip, they paying three Shillings per 
Foot extending the Pier, and making a good and sufficient Stairs at 
the Extremity thereof to be maintained and repaired by them their 
Heirs & Assigns for ever. 



*Xote: This order, misplaced on page jppof the original draft, has' here been 
inserted in its proper position. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 43 

\,394\ City of ^ 00 . At a Common Council held at the City 

New Yorkj ' Hall of the said City on Monday the 8^1* of 

August Anno Dom: 1774. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Esq*" Recorder 
Fran»: Filkin 
Benj? Blagge 
Andr Gautier 
John Dikeman 
George Brcwerton Jun' 
W> Waddell 
John Abccl 
Bcnj? Huggct 
Theop: Hardenbrook 
And"?" Hamersly 

It is agreed by this Board to purchase the nortlicrly part of the 
Ground belonging to Augustus Van Cortlandt & Fredh \'an Cortlandt 
at the Rate of £600 per Acre, for the Purpose of Building a Reservoir 
&c : provided that upon Sinking a Well there, the Water shall be found 
of a good Quality, otherwise, this Board to fill up the same at their 
own Expencc. 

Ordered that Notice be given to the several managers of the Bride- 
well Lottery to meet this Board on monday next, at five O'Clock in the 
Afternoon at the House of Abraham De la Montania's And to bring 
with them a true State of their Accounts respecting the said Lottery. 

\395\ Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

2729 urer of this City to pay to Alexander Moncrief the Keeper 

(Issued) of the Bridewell or Order the Sum of £20 to be by him 

laid out in purchasing wood for the Bridewell. 

Ordered the like to ^V^, Elizazeth Shirreflf or order the Sum 

X of £40, in full for one years Interest of her Bond for £800 from 

2730 this Corporation, (hie tlie 23'J Day of July last (Issued to M^ 

Anthony \'an Dam.) 

X Ordered the ]i!:e to Miss Mary Burk or order the Sum 

2731 of £25 for a Years Interest of £500 due the Seventh Day 
(Issued) of May last. 

Ordered the like to Peter Bogert or Order the Sum of 
X £,'J2 : 19 : 8^4 i" ^^"^^ of ^^is Ace! for Divers Quantities of 

2732 Iron Bolts, Spikes &c : found for this Corporation ; as p^ his 
(Issued) said Accl audited by the Committee sworn to and allowed 

of by this Board. 



44 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

^ Ordered the like to George Willis or order the Sum of 

£'iK :8.Q in full of his Acd for Work clone at the Aim's 
.J *^\ House & new Goal; as p^ his said Acd audited by the Com- 
mittee, sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 
^ Ordred the like to William Burton & SamJ Nichols the 

Sum of £26 : 10 : I in full of their Account for Ridine Dirt 

2'7'XA. 

T A for this Corporation as p^ their said ace* audited by the 

Committee, sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 

[396] Ordered the like to Ford & Skinner or Order the Sum 

N of £8 : 9 in full of their Acct for making two Centinel Boxes 

2735 &c : and for other Work done for this Corporation : as p^ their 

Issued said Acct audited by the Committee sworn to, and allowed of 

by this Board. 
N. 2736 Ordered the like to Joseph Stevens or order the Sum of 

(Issued) £3:4: in full of his Acct against this Corporation. 
^ Order'd the like to John Calder or order the Sum of £1 : 

8 : iH in full of his Account for 2 Hearth Stones for the new 
, , Goal; as p^ his said Acct audited by the Committee sworn to 
and allowed of bv this Board. 
^ Order'd the like to Jacob Clock or Order the Sum of £0 : 

* 17 : o in full of his Acct agt this Corporation: as p^ his said 

Acct sworn to, and allowed of bv this Board. 
^ Order'd the like to Robt Smith or Order the Sum of 

£3 :g: in full of his Account for Riding Dirt for this Cor- 
., \j\ poration; as p^ the said Acct audited by the Committee, 
sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 
N. [397] Ordered the like to Mess''? Meade & Stanton or order 
2740 the sum of £30 to be by them laid out in purchasing Boards 
Issued for the Court Room &c. 

Ordered the like to the New York Hospital Society of the 

N. City of New York, or order the Sum of £100 in full for two 

2741 Years Interest of £1000 due the 2y^^ of April last. (Issued to 

Peter Van Brugh Livingston : £600 of this Sum paid off. See the 

Com: Council of the 22? of Sept 1774) 

The Petition of Evert Byvanck & George Bowne praying Grants 
for Water Lots in Montgomery Ward of this City, opposite their 
respective Ground there, was preferred to this Board & read: and 
thereupon Ordered that the Aldermen & Assistants of Montgomery, 
East & North Wards or the major part of them be a Committee to 
cause a Survey to be made of the Water Lots prayed for &c : and make 
Report thereof to this Board with all convenient Speed. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



45 



[39S] Cinof 

New York 



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Present. 



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j^^ At a Common Council held at the City 

Hall of the said City on Tuesday [Wednes- 
day] the I0*^ Day of August Anno Dom: 

1774. 

Whitehead Hicks Esq*^ Mayor 

John Watts Jun*": Esq*": Recorder 

Era*: Filkin 

Benj? Blagge 

And^ Gauticr 

John Dikeman 

George Brewerton Jun 

Wp Waddell 

John Abeel 

Benj? Hugget 

And^ Hamersly 

Henry Brevort 



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See the Proceedings 
of the next Com: 
Council. 



Orderd that five Inches be taken from the 
Breadth of each of the Water Lots lying be- 
tween De Pevster Street and Countess' Kev 
Slip, whenever they shall be granted, in order 
that the Pier may be widened when extended. 



Ordkred that the Assize of Bread be till further Order, flour at 
19 Shillings %^ Cent a White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh i^ gy^^^ 
for 4 Coppars. And further ordered that no other [399] Bread be 
made for Sale within this City than according to the above Assize, 
(hard Biscuits only excepted) and that all Bakers within the same take 
Notice and make their Bread accordingly. 



2742 

( Issued ) 



Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City, to pay to Alexander Moncrief or order, the 
Sum of fifty nine Pounds, five Shillings & six pence in full 
of his Account of sundry Expences attending the Bride- 
well, & for a Quarters Salary due to him as Keeper thereof. 



M^ Mayor produced to this Board the Draft of a Law for the better 
Regulating of the Publick Markets of the City of New- York, which 
being read and approved of, it was thereupon ordered that the same 
be printed, and Copies thereof stuck up at the Fly-Market, as a Noti- 
fication to the Butchers, Countr>' Folks and others. 



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46 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

I400] City of ) ^,« At a Common Council held at the City 

New York ( Hall of the said City on Thursday the 18: 

of August 1774 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
John Watts Jul! : Esq*" Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benj? Blagge 
And^ Gautier 
George Brewerton 
W? Waddell 
John Abeel 
Benj? Hugget 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
Henry Brevort 
AndY' Hamersly 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to pay [to] W*? Waddell Esq^ : or order the 
.J i\ Sum of £100 to be by him advanced & paid to the Persons 
^ employed in Digging out Chatham Street. 

N Ordered the like to Caleb Sutton or Order the Sum of 

2744 £87 for a Quantity of Timber sold to this Corporation for 
(Issued) Building a Dock at the North River. 

Order'd the like to Cornelius Vandenbergh or Order 

2745 the Sum [of] £21 : 10 14 [401] in full of his Account for 
(Issued) Work done for this Corporation upon the Roads as p^ his 

said Account audited by the Committee, sworn to, and al- 
allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N. urer of this City to pay to Patrick Walsh or Order the Sum 

2746 of £38 : 16 : 3 (out of the monies paid into his Hands on 
(Issued) Ace* of the Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his Account for 

money due to himself and Sundry Watchmen for Watching 
this City, as p^ the said Account, audited by the Committee, sworn to 
and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
N £38 : 18 (out of the monies paid into his Hands on Ace! of 

2747 the Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his Acct for money due 
(Issued) to himself and sundry Watchmen for Watching this City, 

as p^ the said Acct audited by the Committee, sworn to and 
allowed of by this Board. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 47 

This Board taking into Consideration the Resolution made by 
them the last Common Council of taking off the Quantity of five 
Inches from every Water Lot when granted, lying between De Peyster's 
Street and Countesses' Slip [402] in order to widen the Pier there; 
and now conceiving that they could not with any Propriety lessen the 
said Lots did therefore order that whenever Grants shall issue for 
the Same, the Proprietors shall have the full Breadth of their re- 
spective Lots as laid down in the Map thereof. 

Peter A Lourilliard made Application to this Board for a Renewal 
of the Lease of Lot N? 4 lying near the New Goal, which was originally 
leased to Jacobus Quackenboss; Ordered that the Clerk prepare a 
Lease to him for the Same for the Term of forty two Years upon the 
same Conditions that Leases have been renewed to John Plantin & 
others in that Neighbourhood. 

This Board taking into consideration the Petition of W^I* Brown- 
john and others for Water Lots opposite their respective Lots on 
Hunter's Key; Ordered that the same be granted to them at 3 Shil- 
lings pf Foot to extend so far into the East-River as to range with the 
present Wharfs of Henry Cruger and Robert Murray, and that the 
Clerk of this Board prepare Grants to them for the same, the City 
Surveyor [40J] first making a plan of the said Water Lots and filing 
the same in the Town Clerk's office. 

City of ) ^^j;, , At a Common Council held at the City 

New York V " Hall of the said City on Thursday the 25*1' 

of August Anno Dom: 1774. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*" mayor 
John Watts Jun*" Esq^ Recorder 
Fra*: Filkin 

Benj? Blagge ^Esq'? Ald»? 

And^ Gautier 
W™ Waddell 
John Abeel 

Benj? Huggett I Assistants 

Theop? Hardenbrook 
Henry Brevort 
Andrew Hamerslv 



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This Board having this day tried the Water of the New Well sunk 
in the Ground of Augustus and Frederick Van Cortlandt, and judging 



48 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the same to be of a very good Quality agreed in their former Resolu- 
tion of carrying the Proposal of Christopher Colles into Execution and 
also of Issuing Notes to the Value of £2500 the Form of which said 
Notes was also agreed to be as follows to wit: 

This Note shall entitle the Bearer to the Sum of 
lawful money of the Colony of New-York payable by the Mayor, Al- 
derman & Commonalty [707] of the City of New- York at the Office of 
[the] Chamberlain of the said City on Demand, pursuant to a Vote of 
the said Mayor, Aldermen & Commonalty of the said City. Dated the 
25*1* day of August in the Year of our Lord 1774. 

By Order of the Corporation, 

Ordered that a Number of Notes to the Value of £2500 be printed 
of the several Denominations to wit, 

4000 of 6^ £100 

4000 of I Shil 200 

4000 of 2 Shil 400 

4000 of 4 Shil 800 

2500 of 8 Shillings 1000 

£2500 
And further ordered that M^ Colles proceed to enlarge the said 
Well & prosecute the undertaking. 

City of Ice. [4^5] ^T a Common Council held at the 

New York! ' City Hall of the said City on Monday the 

29*!? of August 1774. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Bcnj? Blagge 
And^' Gauticr 
John Dikeman 
Jacobus Leffcrts 
George Brewerton 
W'^ Waddell 
John Abcel 
Bcnj? Hugget 
Thcop? Hardenbrook 
Jn? Hardenbrook 
Henrv Brcvort 
AndY Hamersly j 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 49 

M' Recorder, Chairman of the Committee appointed to prepare a 
Law to Regulate the office of a Scavenger for this City, produced to 
this Board the Draft of the said Law, entitled "a Law for the better 
■weeping and Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City 
of New York, And for the good Government of the Scavenger of the 
Bid City," which being read and several Amendments made therein, 
and the Question put whether the said Law [406] should pass, it 
WM carried in the Affirmative, as follows, viz! 



For the Negative 
Aid? Dike man 
M^ T : Hardenbrook 
Mf Brevort 
M' Hugget. 



for the Affirmative 
M' Recorder 
Aid? Blagge 
Aid?" Gautier 
Aid"" LcfferU 
Aid? Brewerton 
AM* Waddell 
M« Abeel 
M* Hamersly 
M' John flardenbrook 

And the same being published Ordered that the said Law be printed 
in the publick News-Papers of this City, and that printed Copies there- 
of be Bttfck up M the several Comers of the Streets of the Baid City 



08DER't> that the Aid? & Assistarils of the Dock & South Wards be 
■ Qmunittce tc^ether with M' Recorder to inquire what necessary 
Reparations are Wanting to the Ferry House Bam &c : at S'. George's 
Feiry and make Report Hiereof to this Board with all convenient 
Speed. 



OftDGSKD that M^ Recorder, AldT Blagge Aid? Brewerton Aid? 
Gautier, A Alderman Waddell together with M' Huggett M' Abeel 
and M' Brevort be a [40^] Committee to Superintend the Water 
Works now carrying on by Christopher Colles. to assist in making 
Contracts, purchasing Materials auditing Accounts &c: and that any 
three of them be sufficient to transact the said Business, should it be 
inconvenient for the Rest of the Committee to attend. 



5© MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York I Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 30** 

of August 1774. 

Present Whitehead Hicks, Esqf Mayor 
Jn? Watts Junf Esqf Recorder 
Fran^: Filkin 

BenjfBlagge LEsQ»Ald« 

Geo: Brewerton f 

W? Waddell 
John Abeel 

Benj* Hugget ^ Assistants 

Theop? Hardenbrook 
And^ Hamersly 

^^ Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

of this City to pay to W? Waddell Esq^ or Order the Sum 
of £100 to be by him advanced & paid to the Persons em- 
ployed in Digging out Chatham Street. 

Ordered the like to Abraham Revier or Order the Sum 
of £50 to be by him applied towards [408] Building a 
^^" Dock for this Corporation at the North River. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor & Mf Recorder be a Committee to receive 
the printed Notes to be issued by this Corporation, of Hugh Gaine, 
and that they be the Signers of the same. 

The Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Grant to Henry 
Cruger, John Cruger, Mary Cruger & Rachel Cruger, for a Water 
Lot in the East Ward of this City on the Westerly Side of Countesses 
Slip ; which being read was approved of and ordered to be engrossed. 

The Clerk also produced to this Board the Counterpart of a Lease 
for Lot N? 4 situate near the New Goal, to Peter A Lourilliard for the 
Term of 41 Years from the first Day of September next, under the 
Yearly Rent of £4 for the first 20 Years, & £5 for the Remainder of the 
Term : which was read & approved of, and being signed by the Mayor, 
was ordered to be delivered to the said Peter A Lourilliard on his 
Executing a Counterpart of the same. 

The Petition of David Provoost praying a Grant for 2 Water Lots 
opposite his Ground on Hunter's Key was prefered to this Board and 
read, Ordered that the [409] Consideration thereof be defered to some 
future Common Council. 



2748 
(Issued) 

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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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'' \ 55 ^^ ^ Common Council held at the City 

orkj Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

14'!' of September Anno Dom. 1774 
Present Whitehead Hicks Esq': Mayor 
Francis Ft Ik in 
Benj! Blagge 
AndT Gautier 

John Dikeman J> Esq'; Aid"? 

Jacob? Lefferts 
Geoi^e Brewerton 
W? Waddell 
John Abecl 
Benj! Hug^et 
Henry Brevort 
Andr Hamersiy 
OsDEBEO the mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City to pay to William Waddcl Esq' : or order the 
Sura of £200 to be by him advanced and paid to the Per- 
sons employed in Digging out Chatham Street. 
Okdereo the like to AbT Revier or Order the Sum of £50 
to be by him applied towards Building a Dock for this Cor- 
poration at the North River. 

Obdebed the like to AndT Gautier Esq': or Order the Sum 
of £40, to be by him applied towards Building a Bara &c : at S! 
"^^ George's Ferry. 

[410] Ordered the like to Adolph Waldron or Order the 
Sum of £204 : 3 : 7 in full of his Account against this Cor- 
poration, as p' the said Account audited by the Committee 
sworn to, and allowed of by titis Board. 

Ordered the like to Isaac Mead or Order the Sum of 
£107 : o : to^ in full for the Balance of his Account against 
this Corporation : as p' his said Ace! audited by the Com- 
mittee, sworn to. and allowed of by this Board, 

Ordered the like to Jacobus Stoutcnburgh or order the 
Sum of £64 : to : 8^ in full of his Ace! for sundry Sums 
by him advanced for this Corporation including his Salary 
for keeping clean A in repair the Fire Engines Ac: as p* 
his said AccE audited by the Committee, sworn to and allowed 
of by this Beard. 



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2750 
(Is^Mied) 

N 

275' 

U 



N. 

2753 

(Issued) 

N. 

27S4 
(Issued) 

N 
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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the like to John Myer Jun'^ or order tfie Sum 
^ of £io : 8 : lo in full of his Acd for making sundry Watd)- 
\^l^^A\ n^cn's Staves &c : as p** his sf Acct sworn to and allowed of 
by this Board. 



N 



(Issued) 



N. 



Ordered the like to Robert Carr or Order the Sum of 

£i : 15 : 4J4 in full of his Accl for woric done for this Cor- 
27157 

.J j\ poration as p^ his said Acct audited by the Committee, 
^ ^ sworn to and allowed of [411] by this Board. 

^ Orderd the like to Johannes Myer Messenger A; Doorkeeper 

* to this Board or Order the Sum of £3 : 15 in full for a Quarter 
^^ Salary due to him and ending the 28*^ of Aug»t last 

Forster Lewis of the City of New- York Innholder sworn a Free- 
man A; ordered to be registred. 

^ Ordered the like to Ab« Van Gelder or Order the Sum 

of £57 : 12 to be by him paid to the sundry Lamp Lighters 
/l^^\ for Qeaning A; Lighting the City Lamps, from the first 
^ ^ Day of June last to the first Day of September Instant 

Wher£as by an Act of the Legislature of this Province made and 
passed the i6M» Day of February 1771, and lately revived, entitled an 
Act for the better Regulation of the Election of OflSccrs in the Cily 
of New- York Chosen by Virtue of the Charters granted to the said 
City, and other Purposes therein mentioned : it is therein enacted atid 
ordained that the Mayor, Aldermen & Commonalty of the City of New 
York, or the major part of them, shall ft may on such Day in the 
Month of September in every Year as to themselves shall seem meet, 
at least -eight Dajrs before the Day of Election fix upon a proper [41^] 
Phtce hi each respective ward where such Election shall be held, and 
nominate ft appoint a fit and discreet Person for each respective Ward 
in tiie said City to preside at, and be the returning Officer of the said 
Sectaom ol the said Officers, which shall be chosen for the said City, 
in the said Month of September for the Year next ensuit^, to see that 
the same be fairly conducted and had ; and to return the officers that 
•hall be duly chosen; which Person so to be nominated ft appointed 
for each Ward shall be a Resident in the Ward far ndiidi he shall be 
so appointed and a F-reeholder there, or a Freeman ol the said City - 
this Board therefore in Pursuance of the said Law do hereby Nomi- 
nate and appoint the sevtml Peraoos hereinafter mei^ioiied (they 
being respectively qualified according to the Directkm ol iht d^rtMM 



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53 



Act) te preside at, and be the returning OfBcers of the Election of 
Officers lor Ais City for the Year Ensuing, each for the Ward for 
which he is so appointed and that the Place of Election in the said 
Respective Wards be as [413] follows to wit 

At the Building intended for 



West Ward John Wetherhead 



Southward 
DdckWard 
Eastward 
NorA Ward 
Montgomery 

Ward 
Out Ward 



Cha? Nicol 
Theod? Van Wyck 
Anthony L Bleecker 
James Jarvis 

t Huy*^ V. Wagenen 

Nich? Bayard 



a Market between Mesier's 
& Thurman's Slips. 
The Exchange 
Coenties Market 
CoflFee House Bridge 
City Hall 

Peck's Slip Market 

The House of John Fowler 



City of 
New York 



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Present 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the ^2? 
Day of September Anno Dom. 1774. 



1 



Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

Francis Filkin 

Benj? Blagge 

AndT Gautier 

W»P WaddeU 

John Abeel 

Benj? Huggett 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

Henry Brevort 

Andr Hamersly 



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Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City, to pay to John Faulkner or Order the Sum of 
£45 : o : 3 (out of the monies paid into his Hands on Acct of 
the Lamps & Watchmen) in full of his Account for money 
due to himself and sundry Watchmen for Watching this 

Gty, as pv the said Acct audited by the Committee sworn to ft [414] 

Allowed of by this Board. 



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2760 

(Issued) 



54 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

'; Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or Order the sum of 

N £42 : 6 : 6 (out of the monies paid into his Hands on Acci 

2761 of the lamps & Watchmen) in full of his Ace! for money 

(Issued) due to himself and sundry Watchmen for Watching this 

City, as p^ the said Account audited by the Committee, 

sworn to ft allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to George Birch or Order the Sum of four- 
N? teen Shillings in full of his Ace! for Work done for this Cor- 

2762 poration ; as p^ the said Acct audited by the Committee, sworn 
to and allowed of by this Board. (Issued to John Scandlin) 

Ordered the like to Thomas Mahan or Order the Sum of 
N. £2 : 16 in full of his Account for painting & Lettering 27 Staves 

2763 for the Watchmen : as p^ his said acct audited by the Commit- 
tee, sworn to & allowed of by this Board. (Issued to Pat: 

;. Walsh) 

M^ Mayor produced to this Board a Receipt from Peter Van Brugh 
Livingston Treasurer of the Society of the Hospital for the Sum of 
Six hundred Pounds, which was paid in part of this Corporation's 
Bond to them for £1000 which Receipt was ordered to be filed. 

The Qerk produced a Bond from this Corporation to Thomas 
Fisher for £600 payable with Interest for the Same at 5 ^ Cent on the 
22^ of September next ; which being read was ordered to be signed by 
M'' [415^ Mayor and delivered to the said Thomas Fisher. 

M^ Hugget informed this Board that John Millidoller, Peter Knell 
and Snaffingham who are Lessees of Lots under this Cor- 

poration fronting Chatham Street are willing to dispose of the Houses 
ft Buildings made and erected thereon by them at a reasonable Price, 
which he strongly recommended to this Board to purchase ; this Board 
taking into Consideration did thereupon agree and order, that the 
same be purchased of them accordingly. 

Alderman Blagge informed this Board that he should be glad to 
have the Preference, if this Corporation should hereafter incline to 
lease the vacant Lots of Ground on the South Side of Chatham Street; 
which Application being considered ; it was agreed that he shall have 
the Preference of the said Lots if this Board shall be disposed to give 
Leases for the Same. 

Ordered by this Board that the Ferry House at S! George's Ferry, 
be raised four Feet higher than it now is, and that the Committee see 
the same done with all convenient Speed. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



55 



City Of ] 
New York 



SS 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 23^ 
Day of September Ann Dom ; 1774. 
Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
Francis Fitkin 
Benjamin Blaggc 

AndT Gautier 1 „ ,j_ aiH™ 

George Brewerton Jun' 1 ^ ' 
Jacob LefFerts 
W» Waddell 

John Abeel "^ 

Benjf Huggett 

Theop? Hardenbrook ^Assistants. 

Henry Brevort 
And? Hamersly J 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
K? this City to pay Robert Hatton or order the Sum o£ £48 : 11 in 
2764 full of his Account for a Quantity of Dock Timber sold this 
Corporation ; as Pf bis said Acci allowed of by this Board. (Is- 
sued to Stephen Bell.) 

Ordered by this Board that the Hon*"!' Jn? Harris Cniger Treas- 
urer of this Corporation and Aid? Lefferts be the signers of the printed 
Notes of the Denomination of two Shillings, & four Shillings to be 
issued by this Board towards paying the Expence of the Water Works 
■ carrying on by Christopher Colics, 

[417^ At a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
29'? of September Anno Dom: 1774. 

Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 

Francis Filkin 

BenJ? Blagge 

And? Gautier , _ ^ 

George Brewerton Jim' 1 " ' 

Jacobr Lefferts 

Wt Waddell 

Benjf Huggclt 

Thcop? Hardenbrook La ' 1 

Henry Brevort [ 

And? Hamersly J 

OwroKHASUc to his Majesty's Royal Charter granted to 



56 

Mayor, Aldei 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



tnalty of the City of New- York, and agree- 



Idermen & Lommonal 
able to an Act of the Governor, the Council and General Assembly of 
this Province, entitled an Act for the better Regulation of the Election 
of Officers in the City of New York, chosen by Virtue of the Charters 
granted to the said City, and other Purposes therein mentioned, for 
Electing this Day, one Alderman, one Assistant, two Assessors, one 
Collector [418] and two Constables in the six Wards to the south- 
ward of Fresh Water, and one Alderman, one Assistant, four As- 
sessors, two Collectors and four Constables for the Out Ward of the 
said City, to serve in the Respective Offices for the year ensuing, the 
Respective Returning Officers of each Ward made a Return this day 
under their Hands of the several Persons, to serve in the several Offices 
following to wit, 

David Mathews Esq^ 
Henry Brevort 
Thomas Witter 
Daniel Phcenix 
Wp Elsworth 
AbrahT Van Gelder 
Rich? Herbert 

George Brewerton Jun' Alderman 
Abraham Mesier 
John Montania 
Aaron Gilbert 
Peter Kirby 
Balthazer Creamer 
Wp Day 
W? Waddel 
Benj^ Huggett 
Jn? Montanje 
Henry Ustick 
[^/p] Anthony Ackerly Collector 



Alderman 

Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 
t Constables 



Assistant 
t Assessors 

Collector 
t Constables 

Alderman 

Assistant 

(Assessors 



Moses Sherwood 
W? Bennet 
Francis Filkin 
John Abeel 
Thomas Brookman 
Adam Gilchrist 
Frederick Lasher 
Frederick Lasher 
Michael Hays 



I Constables 

Alderman 

Assistant 



Collector 
( Constables 



For the 
East Ward. 



For the 

West Ward 



For the 
North Wanl. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



57 



Aadrew Gautier 
And? Hamersly 
Cdoradt W Ham 
Grove Bend 
James Creightoii 
Harraanos Burger 
Com? Van Wormcr 
Bei\jf Blagge 
Theop! Hardenbrook 
W? Butkr 
Peter Rycker 
W? Hardenbrook 
Arnout Camion 
Dan! Goldsmith 
John Dikeman 
John Hardenbrook 
Thoi Arden 
MicU Varian 
Thomas White 
Thomas White 
John Faulkner 
[420] 



Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 
Collector 



For the 
^ Dock Ward. 



For Montgomery 
Ward. 






Out Ward 
>• Bowery 
Division 






Henry V Bremer 
Ab"* Myer 



For Harlem 
Division. 



/Constables 

Resolved that the Honorable John Harris Cruger be, and he is 
hereby elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corpo- 
ration for the Year Ensuing, he giving such Security as the Law 
directs. 

The Honorable Cadwallader Colden Esq^ Lieutenant Governor of 
the Province of New York, by and with the Advice & Consent of his 
Majesty's Council, was pleased to appoint the following Persons 
Officers for the City & County of New York for the Year ensuing vix! 

Whitehead Hicks Esq^ to be Mayor, Water Bailiff and Qerk of the 
Matkets of the City of New York 

John Roberts Esq^ to be Sheriff, and Edward Blagge Esqr to be 
Coroner of the City & County of New- York. 

M^ Mayor appoints Patrick Walsh high Constable of the City ft 
County of New-York. 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



N 

2765 

(Issued) 

No 

2766 
(Issued) 

N? 

2767 

(Issued) 

N 

2768 
(Issued) 

N? 
2769 
Issued) 



Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City, to pay to W? Waddel Esq^ or order the Sum 
of £100 to be by him advanced and paid to sundry [421] 
Persons employed in digging out Chatham Street 

Ordered the like to Ab? Revier or order the Sum of 
£100 to be by him applied towards Building a Dock for 
this Corporation at the North River 

Ordered the like to Stephen Allen or Order the Sum of 
£10 : 16 in full of his Account for work done for this 
Corporation, as p^ his said Ace! audited by the Committee, 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Thomas Hollack and Robert Hard- 
ing or Order the Sum of £6 : 15 : o in full of their Account 
for making b painting several Street Boards for this Corpo- 
ration as p^ their said Acd audited by the Conmiittee sworn 
to, and allowed of, by this Board. 

Order'd the Like to W? Mitchel or Order the Sum of 
five pounds for one Quarters Salary due unto him as publick 
Whipper of this City the fifth Day of October next. 



City of 

New York 



} 



SS: 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 10*? 
Day of October Anno Dom: 1774 



>^Esq'! 



Present Whitehead Hicks Esq'' Mayor. 
Francis Filkin 
Benj> Blagge 
Jacobus LeflFerts 
W« Waddel 
John Abeel 
Benj? Hugget 
Henry Brevort 
AndT Hamersly 



Esq'? Aid* 



Assistants 



[422] Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to Cornelius Van Den 
Bergh or Order the Sum of £81 on account for work 
done on the publick Roads, out of which sum he is to 
detain £31 for money already advanced to the said 
Com? Van [Den] Bergh 



N 

2770 

(Wl Issued) 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK S9 

__ Ordered the like to Andrew Hamersly or Order the 

I _. _ ?'' Sum of £loo to be by him applied towards repairing the 

^ " ' Ferry House at S! George's Ferry. 

It ~ Ordeked the Uke to Jacobus Lefferts Esqf or order the 

I N 3772 Sum of £80 : 7 : 9 in full of his Account for so much money 
[ (Issued) by him advanced & paid to sundry Persons for the Use of 
this Corporation. 

„ OxDEBED the like to Elisha Gallaudet or Order the Sum of 

£7 for engraving Eight Plates & Head Pieces for the Water 
^"^^ Work Notes. (Issued to C. Colics) 



t^jj Cily of ) „ _ At a Common Council held at the City 

NtwYorkJ Hall of the said City on Friday the 14*^ 

Day of October Anno Doni 1774. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 

John Watts Jun' Esq' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

John Dikeman I „ r, .u 

•^ . ^ .- i-Esql Aldermen 

Andrew Gautier ' 

George Brewerton Jun' 

W? Waddle 

John Abeel "^ 

Benjamin Hugget iKAssistants 

Andrew Hamersly J 

Tbis Day M' Mayor attended by Several of the Atdennen, SherifiE 
t Town Clerk, between the hours of Eleven & twelve oClock in the 
Eoreiuion at the City Hall, went from thence to the house of the 
Honourable Cadwalladcr Colden Esq' his majestys Lieutenant Gover- 
BOt h Commander in Chief, in and over the province of New York 
4c, where the Oaths appointed by act of parliament to be taken instead 
of the oalhs of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Test & Abjuration 
Oath, in the presence of and by order of his honor the said Lieutenant 
Governor, were administrcd unto Whitehead Hicks Esq'' as Mayor, 
Water Baihff and Oerk of the markets of the Same City and Justice of 

Itfw peace, in the presence of the af'' Several members of this Corpora- 
Bon, whereupon the taid Mayor attended as af? returned to the City 



te 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Hall, where after the Ringing of three Bells and proclamation made 
for Silence, the Commissions of Mayor, Water BailijS and Clerk of 
the Markets and [4^4] the Conmussions of high Sheriff and Coroner 
were published: this Court then Returned to the Common Council 
Chamber, where the said Whitehead Hicks Esq' was placed in the 
Chair, who tiien and there, as Mayor of this Corporation administred 
the oatfis aforesaid appointed to be taken by act of parliament. Instead 
of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Test ft Abjuration Oath 
and the usual Oaths for the due Execution of their Respective Offices, 
unto the Respective Majestrates and Officers following. Viz^ 

Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
John Dikeman 
Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton Jun' 
William Waddle 
David Mathews 



>.Esq" Aldermen 



To John Harris Cruger Esqr Treasurer or Chamberlain of fliis Cor- 
poration, he having Entered into bond (which this board approves of) 
for tfie due Execution of [his] Office. 

To John Roberts Esq^ high Sheriff. 

To Edward Blagge Esq^ Coroner. 

To Patrick Walsh High Constable and to the following petty Con- 
stables Viz! 

[^25] Abraham Van Gelder 

Richard Herbert 



East Ward 



Balthazer Creemer 
William Day 
Moses Sherwood 
William Bennet 
Frederidc Lasher 
Michael Hays 
Harmanus Burger 

ab. Cornelius Van Wormer 
Amout Cannon 
Daniel Goldsmith 
Thomas White 
John Faulkner 

ab. Henry Van Bremer 

•b. Abraham Myer 



West Ward 
North Ward 

South Ward 

Dock 

Ward 
Mon^ 

Ward 
Bowery 

Division 
Hariem 

d?OulWwd 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



N««York 



SS. 



^ Assistants 



^Esq" 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 25'^ 
day of October 1774. 
Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
John Watts Jun' Esq* Recorder 

Francis Filkin ~1 

Benjamin Blagge 
George Brewerton 
William Waddle 
David Mathews 
Benjamin Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Andf Hamersty 
ThcopJ Hardenbrook J 
Okdekd by this Board, that Alderman Mathews, who hath Suc- 
ceeded, Jacobus Leffens Esq"^ the late AW? of the East Ward, be ap- 
pointed to all Such Committees as the said Jacobus Lefferts was 
appoinled to. 

Okderd that Alderman Mathews be added to the Committee which 
were Appointed to Enquire into the Encroachments made by Catherine 
Provoost, on the rights of this Corporation 

OnDFJtD that tJie Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City, to pay to Johannis Myer. or order the 
sum of £8 : 19 : 2, [4^7] in full of his ace! for firewood 
purchased for the use of tliis Corporation, as pf his said 
ace! sworn to & allowed of by this board. 
Ordf.rd the like to Frederick Ranshier or order the Sum of 
£3 : 10 : for Sundry water Tubs found for the New Goal ft 
Bridewell as ^ his s^ ace* sworn to & allow'd of by this board. 
Ordejid the like to John Baltus Dash or order the Sum of 
N? £20 : 14 : 8 (out of the monies Raised for the use of the Lampi 
3776 A watchmen) in full of his account, for Sundry new Lamps, 
made, and others mended by order of this board, as p' his said 
acd SwoRt to and altou-ed of by this board 

Oai>G3u> the like to John Fatilkner or order the Sum of 
£40 : 6 : 3 (out of the monies rai.ied for the use of the Lamps 
and Watchmen) in full of his account for money due to him- 
srtf BJid Simdry Watdimen, for Watching ttris City from the 
17^ ol SeptenAer hist to (he i^^ of Ort<*«r Imitant as F^ 
his saW accotint audited by ihe Committet, Sworn to and allowed of 
■ board. 



3774 
W : Issued 



2775 
IsBoed 



K? 
2777 
Ittifed. 



63 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of £40 : 
N? 1:4 (out of the monies raised for the use of the Lamps and 

2778 Watchmen) in full of his account for money due to himself and 
Sundry Watchmen for watching this City from the i6*t of Sep- 

temb^ last to the 14^^ of October Instant as ^ his said acct Audited by 
the Committee, Sworn to and allowed of by this board. (Issued to 
Faulkner) 

\_428'\ Orderd the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? this City, to pay to John Slydell or order the Sum of £1 : 12 : 6 

2779 for 30*?^ of Candles had by Johannis Myer for Illuminating the 
City Hall the 30^ of June last. 

1^^ Orderd the like to M*" Recorder or order the Sum of £500 

•7«ft ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ GAitlemen of the Committee employed 
^ & laid out on the New York Water Works. (Issued to C. Colles) 
^^ Orderd the like to Aid? Gautier or order the Sum of £200 

J to be by him Employed and laid out on account of the works 
at De Grusha's Ferry. (Warr! Issued to M^ Hamersly.) 
j^^ -^ Orderd the like to Abraham Revier or order the Sum of 

.J .v £150 to be by him Employed and laid out on the Corpora- 
tion's Dock and wharf at the North river 



l42p] City of ) QQ . At a Common Council held at the City 

New-York| * Hall of the said City on Tuesday the »i 

Day of November Anno Dom 1774. 

Present Whiteside Hicks Esq'' Mayor 

John Watts Jun^ Esq' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benj? Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

George Brewerton Jun' 

W« Waddel 

John Abeel 

Benji Huggett 

Henry Brevort 

Andrew Hamersly 

Theopf Hardenbrook 

This Board having contracted with Isaac Man & Isaac Man Jun^ 
of the County of Albany for 60,000 feet of pitch Pine Timber, for the 
making of Pipes of the Water Works, to be delivered as foUows» to 
wit t third part to be delivered on the first Day of July 1775, anodier 



>-Esq" Ald¥ 






y Assistants. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



63 



] part on the first Day of August, and the remaining third part on 
the first Day of October, for which Sum they are to receive £1250, and 
Articles of Agreement being drawn, and produced to this Board were 
approved of, and signed by Mf Mayor, the Sea! of the Corporation 
being affixed thereto, and ordered to be dehvercd to the said Isaac Man 
& Isaac Man. Jun' on their executing a Counterpart [430] thereof, and 
giving sufficient Security for the Performance of the Same. 

Ordbred the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this city to pay to George Stanton or Order, the Sum of 
£35 : 12 i^yi in full of his Account for repairing sundry 
Fire Engines &c: as p' his said Account audited by the 
Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board, 

Oroered the Hke to John Brandon or order the Sum ol 
£60, being what remains due to him for filling up the Bat- 
tery Pond. I ! ; I ' 
Ordered the like to Samuel Bell or order the Sum of 
£6 : 7 : 7>i in full of his Account of Blacksmith Work 
(W! Issued) done for this Corporation, as pf his s^ Ace! audited by 
the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 
Ordered tlie like to Johannes Myer Messenger & Door- 



N? 

2783 

(iuncd) 



N2784 
W* Issued 



N278S 



N 2786 
(Issued) 



keeper to this Board or order the Sum of £to for sundry 
extra Services by him done & performed the last Year 



[431] City of ')_„ .At a Common Council held at the City 

New YoritJ Hall of the said City, on Tuesday the 15*^ 

of Nov' Anno Dom 1774 
Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 
John Watts Jun'' Esqf Recorder 
Francis Filkin ") 

Benjamin Blagge 
And? Gautier 
Geo. Brewcrton Jun' 
W? Waddle 

John Abee! ^ 

Benjamin Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Theophilus Hardcnbrook ^ 
e Ckfk of lliis board producc<I three bonds from this Corpontum, 
two of which to Augustus V Cortlandt & John Fay for £700, & the 



> Esql Aldermen 



> Assistants 



64 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

other to Frederick Van Cortlandt for £350, payable y< 15 of Nov^ next 
(with Interest) at 5 ^ Cent, it being for the Consideration money, of 
the Ground this board purchased for the water works, which said bonds 
were read b approved of, and Signed by M^ Mayor, by order of the 
Common Council 

Orderd that the Clerk of this Board advertize in the public Gaz- 
zettes, that this Corporation are determined to Carry into Execution 
the Building of a Bridewell, and being desirous of Adopting a plan of 
Such building, will therefore be obliged to any person or persons that 
will favor them with a plan of the Same by the tenth day of January 
next, for their Consideration 

^^ Orderd that the Mayor Issue a warrant to the Treasurer 

^^^ of this City to pay to Phoebe Barnes or order the Sum of 

/r La\ ^30 ^or 21 years Interest on their bond to her the Second of 

^ November Instant 

TSIo '»« Orderd the like to Philena Barnes or order the Sum of 

£35 for a years interest due on their bond to her the 2? insi 

[43^] Thomas Merideth Cordwainer admitted and Sworn a freeman of 
this Corporation and orderd to be Registred. 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? of this City, to pay to Mess'? Meade & Stanton or order 

2789 the Sum of £120 : 12 :8j^ for the Ballance of their Ac- 
Issued coant, for work done and materials by them found for the 
City Hall as ^ their Account, Audited by the Committee, 
Sworn to and allowed of by diis board 

Orderd the like to Samuel Frances or order the Sum of 
n ^\ £4 : 14 : 6 for the expences of a committee of this Corpora- 
^ ^ tion as ^ his ace! sworn to & allowed of by this board 

Orderd the like to Richard Doane or order the Sum of 
N? £29 : 18 : 6 for Sundry pieces of pine Timber Supplied for the 
2791 use of this Corporation as ^ his account, audited by the Com- 
mittee, and allowed of by this board (Issued to Aid? Gautier) 

N? Orderd the like to Andrew Gotier Esq*" or order the Sum 

2792 of £200 on account ; to be by him applied to the Corpora- 
( Issued tions buildings at St. Geotige's Ferry. 

N® Orderd the like to William Waddle Esq^ or order the 

t793 Sum of £KX), for the like Sum by him advatiotd mkA laid 
(Issued) out for the use of this Corporation 



>■ Esq" Aid" 



-/ 
> 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 65 

[433] Orderd the like to Alexander Moncrief or order the 

2794 Sum of £54 : 13 : 6 in full of his Account of Sundry Ex- 
( Issued) pences Attending the Bridewell and for a Quarters Sallary 

due to him as Sweeper thereof. 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue [his] Warrant to the 
N9 Treasurer of this City to pay to George Brewerton Jun'' 

2795 Esq'' or order the Sum of £8 : 8 for the like Sum by him ad- 
vanced & paid for a fire Bell for the use of this Corporation. 

Qty of 7 «q At a Common Council held at the City 

New York I Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 22? of 

November Anno Dom 1774 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
AndT Gautier 
Geo. Brewerton 
W? Waddle 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benjamm Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Theophilus Anthony 
AndT Hamersly 

Orderd by this Board that Thomas Lawrence and Art Houseman 
be appointed firemen for the south Ward, and they are hereby appointed 
accordingly in the Room, place and Stead of Francis Silvester and 
Edward Doughty Jun^ 

Ordkrd the Mavor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of this 
X. City, to pay to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of £30 : 7 : 3 
2796 (out of the monies paid into his hands on account of the Lamps 
ft watchmen) in full of his account for money due to himself 
and Sundry Watchmen for watching this City, as P^ the said account 
Audited by the Committee Sworn to and allowed of by this board. ( Is- 
sued to Faulkner) 

[434] Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

\? urer of this City, to pay to John Faulkner or order the Sum 

2797 of £42 : 7 : o (out of the monies paid into his hands on ac- 

( Issued) count of the Lamps and Watchmen) in full of his account 

for money due to himself, and Sundry Watchmen for watch- 

VcLVIIL— 5 



>- Assistants 



66 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ing this City, as P^ the said account, Audited by the Committee, Sworn 
to and allowed of by this board. 

Orderd the like to Francis Child, or order the Sum of 

N? £63 : 12 :4, in full of his two accounts, for Victualling Sundry 

2798 Criminals and for other Expences Attending the New Goal from 

the 2i»l of March last to the 2i*\ oi September following, as P^ 

his said two accounts. Audited by the Committee, Sworn to, and allowed 

of by this board. 

Whereas it appears to this board, that large Sums of money are 
due, and in arrear to the Corporation, from a number of persons for 
Rents Reserved on Grants, Leases (and otherwise) which have been 
from time to time Issued to them ; and whereas this board have lately 
been put to great Expence in making Sundry Improvements in different 
parts of this City, and Very Considerable Sums being now due and 
owing by them on account thereof; It is therefore order'd by this 
board, that publick notice be given, by publishing this order in one or 
more of the News papers of this City, that unless Such Arrears of Rent 
be paid to the Chamberlain [435] of this Corporation on or before the 
first day of January next, this board will direct all those who shall 
appear to be in arrear that day to be prosecuted for the Same without 
distinction 

Orderd that the Several Watchmen, who watch this 
(Issued) City, be allowed (until an order shall issue to the Contrary) 
the Sum of two Shillings P^ night to Commence from the 
15*? Instant Nov^ 

p. . ^ At a Common Council held at the City 

vT xr 1 > SS. Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

NewYorkv ♦kj/.t-.^a'U 

^ 7*? day of Dec*^ Anno Dom 1774 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 
John Wats Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
John Dikeman 
George Brewerton Jun' 
William Waddle 
David Mathews 
John Abeel "^ 

Bcnjanun Huggit LAs^stant. 

Henry Brcvoort f 

Andrew Hamersly J 



>- Esqf Aldermen 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



67 



N« 28or 

(iBSDcd) 



N? 
3802 



Upon application of John Lamb an ancient Cartinan of this City, 
to be appointed to the Office of an Inspector of firewood for the Caen- 
ties Slip, ORDERD by this board that he be appointed to the said office and 
place accordingly 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Trcas- 

X" 2799 urer of this City, to pay to Johannis Myer Messenger and 

Issued Doorkeeper to this board or order the Sum of £j : 15 in full 

for a Quarters Sallary due & ending the 2S'^ of Nov' last 

[4S6] ORDEJtD the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas* 

X^ 2800 urer of tiiis City to pay to Isaac Johnston or order the Sum 

(Issued) of £25 on account of work done to the Corporation's houses 

in Chaltem Street 

Ohdehd the like to Abraham De Revera or order the 
Sum of £200 to be by him Employed and Laid out on the 
Corporations Dock and wharf at the North River 
OimEBti the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of this 
City, to pay to John Wats Jun' Esq' or order the Sum of £1000 
lo be by him and the Gentlemen of the Committee Employed and 
Laid out on tlie New York Water Works (Issued to C. Colles) 
Ordekd the like to Davis Hunt or order the Sum 
of fa : 10 for his trouble and Care of the (ire engine 
in the Outward from the i'! of August 1773 to the i»t 
of Aiigl 1774 as ^ his Accoimt, Sworn to and allowed 
of by this board. 

Orderd that the asstie of bread be till further order flour at 20/ 
¥0 

A white loaf of the finest flour to weigh i* : Sj/j" for4 Coppers. 

And further ordekd that no other bread be made for Sale within 
tliis City, than according to the above assize (hard bisquits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all bakers within the Same, take Notice thereof, and 
nuke their bread accordingly 

[437] i'etcr Garson Compass maker, was Sworn a freeman of this 
Corporation and ordebd to be Registred. 

ORDKREr* that AUIT Mathews and Mf Mamersly be added to tlie 
Committee appoifitcd the 30^^ of March last to Enquire into the Num- 
ber of measurers there was at that time, and to fix upon Such Regnla- 
tkms, respecting (he measuring of wheat and other Grain brought to 



I 



2803 

(W'.Unicd) 



68 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

this City for sale as they Should Conceive necessary. Also orderd 
that Aid? Waddle be appointed Chairman of said Committee 

Orderd by this board, that one of the Citys Surveyors do Cause a 
Survey of the water Lots. prayed for by James De Lancey Esqf to be 
made to begin from the Water and Soil lately Granted by this Cor- 
poration to Hendrick Rutgers & to extend Easterly as farr as the 
Right of this Corporation 

Whereas this Board did formerly Lease to Jacobus Van Zandt, 
Lawrence Reade & Sundry others, Some of them Common Lands on 
Inklawnbergh, for the Term of 21 years, under a certain rent and under 
Sundry Covenants by them to be performed, and whereas Some of the 
said Lessees, to witt, the said Jacobus Van Zandt, Samuel Farmer, 
Philip Kissick, Obadiah Wells, Theophilus Anthony, John Lawrence 
and Robert Murray, did afterwards prepare a petition to this board, 
and Informed, that the Rent reserved in Such Leases, [438] to them 
was Greatly above the Annual Value of the Land, the Quality thereof 
being Very bad, and unfit for Cultivation ; that they had laid out Con- 
siderable Sums of money in Cultivating and Improving the Same, 
without any profit arising therefrom ; and prayed that this board would 
take the same into their Consideration and mittigate the one half 
of the then present rent from the date of their respective Leases to 
the It of May then next ensuing, on their paying the Same at that 
time, to the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation, with the 
priviledge of having their Leases renewed, and the Term Enlarged 
^^r 35 years from the said first day May then next ensuing, they to 
pay the Taxes and impositions with which the premisses Should there- 
after be Chargeable during the Continuance of said Term, which appli- 
cation this board agreed to, and orderd Leases accordingly, and where- 
as the said Lawrence Reade hath lately died without ever having 
made any application in his lifetime for an abatement of the rent 
reserved in his Lease or for an Enlargement of the Term, And where- 
as Joseph Reade, one of the Ex'? of the said Lawrence Reade, now 
makes application to this board to have the aforesaid Lease Renewed 
to him & the other Ex*^ upon the Same Terms & Conditions as this 
Board gave Leases to the said Jacobus Van Zandt & others for, [43p] 
which application being taken into Consideration by this board, they 
did thereupon agree & order, that the same be Leased to them accord- 
ingly, & that the Clerk prepare a Lease to them for the Term of 32 
years, to Commence on the !■*, of May last, upon the Same Conditions 
and Rent as this board Executed Leases to the said Jacobus Vin 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 69 

Zandt ft others for, and that the Same be delivered to the said Ex'^ 
on thrir executing a Counterpart thereof, to the use of this Corporation. 

The Petition of David Burger of said City Joiner, was preferred to 
tills board, and read, praying thereon to be appointed one of the pub- 
lick measurers of this City. Orderd that the Consideration thereof, be 
deferred to Some future Common Council 



[440] City of ) ^^ , At a Common Council held at the City 

New York j * Hall of the said City on Saturday the 17**" 

Day of December Anno Dom : 1774. 

Pr* Whitehead Hicks Esq' May- 
John Watts Jun^ Esq*^ Recorder 
Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton . ^ 

W-PWaddell r ^ • 

David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benj? Hugget 

Theop? Hardenbrook ^Assistants 

And^ Hamersly 
Henry Brevort 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 

N. this City to pay Mess*^" Richman & Hardman or Order the Sum 

2804 of £48 : 1 : 3 in full of their Accl for a Quantity of Bricks &c 

sold to this Corporation as p'' their said Accl audited by tlie 

Committee, sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Peter T Curtenius or order the Sum 
N? 2805 of £25 : 13 : 6j/» in full of his Accl for sundry Goods sold 
Issued to this Corporation as p'^ his said Account Sworn to and al- 
lowed of by this board 

Ordered the like to W™ Peck or Order, the Sum of £6 : 10 : 

N. 7 in full of his Accl for sundry Quantities of Stone & Sand sold 

2806 [to] this Corporation as pf his said accl audited & sworn to 

and allowed of by this board 

j.^ Ordered the like to John Zuricker or order the Sum of 

jjV £6 :3 :oJ/» in full [v//] of his two Accounts against this 

^y V-v Corporation for Six land mark Stones &c as p'' his said two 

accounts Sworn to and allowed of by this board 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Ordered the like to Andrew Bell or Order the Sum of £2 : 3 
N. in full of his Account for sundry Axes made for this Corpora- 
2808 tion as p^ his said Account Sworn to and allowed of by this 
board 

Ordered the like to Ralph Thurman or order the Sum 
N 2809 of £6 : 8 in full of his Acct for a quantity of Stone Lime 
(Issued) sold this Corporation as pf his said account Sworn to and 
allowed of by this board 

^ ^ Ordered the like to John Brower or Order the Sum of 

' -. £1 : 5 : 6 in full of his Ace*, ag\ this Corporation as pf his 
^ said acct Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 

Ordered the like to W? Carman or order the Sum of 
N?28ii £42 : 12 :g)i in full of his two Acc^ ag^ this Corporation 
(Issued) for sundry Quantities of Plank & for Work done &c as pf 
his si two ace*! Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 

Ordered the like to Ab? Van Gelder or order the Sum 
N of £57 : 18 (out of the monies raised for the Lamps & 

2812 Watchmen) to be by him advanced to the several Lamp 
(Issued) Lighters, for Lighting the City Lamps from the first of 

Sepf last to the first Day of December Int. as p' his Accl 
audited, Sworn to and allowed of by this board 

Orderkd the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
N £44 : II 19 (out of the Monies raised for the Lamps & 

2813 Watchmen) in full of his Account for money due to himself 
(Issued) & sundry Watchmen for Watching this City P' his said 

acct. Audited, Sworn to and allowed of by this board 

XT o [44^] Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum 

^ of £47 : 10 : dtfjS^t of the monies &c : as the last Warrant) 

Ordered the like to Benjamin Y Prime or order the Sum 
N 28x5 of £5, in consideration of his having trepanned the fractured 
scull &c of a poor Woman who was a real object of Charity. 

Ordered the like to Nathaniel Stillwill or Order, the Sum of 
N. £5 to enable him to repair his Pettiauger, which is considerably 
2816 damaged, he being a Tenant of this Corporation on Bedlows 
Island. (Issued to Aid™ Brewerton) 

Ordered the like to Corn? Vanden Bergh or* order the 
N 2817 Sum of £39 : 3 : 10 in full for the Balance of his Acct for 
(issued) Work done on the Roads, as P'' his said Account Sworn to 
and allowed of by this board 



>- Esqf Aid? 






>* Assistants. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 71 

Vo 2818 Ordered the Like to W? Mitchel or Order the Sum of 

ri ^\ ^^ pounds for one Quarters Salary due unto him as pub- 
lick Whippcr of this City the fifth Day of January next. 

[443\ City of ) «^ ^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New- York \ ' Hall of the said City on Tuesday [Wednes- 

day] the II*^ Day of January Anno Dom: 

1775. 
Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*^ Mayor. 
John Watts Junf Esq'' Recorder 
Benjamin Blagge 
And5 Gautier 
John Dikeman 
George Brewerton Jun' 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benj? Hugget 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
Henry Brevort 
AndT Hamersly 
Peter T Curtenius 

John Wetherhcad who was appointed the returning Officer to pre- 
side at the Election of an Assistant for the West Ward of this City in 
the Room of Abraham Mesier deceased, certified to this Board, that 
on the g^ Day of January Instant, an Election was had before him, 
for an Assistant for the said West Ward in the Room of the said Ab? 
Mesier, when Peter T Curtenius, was duly elected & chosen by the 
Freemen & Freeholders of the said Ward. And the said Peter T Cur- 
tenius appearing this Day in Common Council, and being duly sworn 
took his seat accordingly. 

Ordered that Christopher Codwise, Robert Bryson and David 
Burger, be appointed publick f ./7./] measurers of this City. 

Ordered that M^ Curtenius be on all such Committees as the late 
M' Mesier belonged to 

Ordered bv this Hoard that the Mayor issue his 

N? 2819 Warrant to the Treasurer of this City, to pay to 

(\V* Issued) Patrick Walsh, Moses Sherwood, John Tomlinson & 

John Scandlin or order the Sum of £4 for their Trouble 
in attending the drawing of the Bridewell Lottery 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



No 2820 

N. 2821 
(Issued) 

N® 2822 
(Issued) 



Ordered the like to David Barclay or order the sum of 
£8 : 4 : 8 in full of his acct ag\ this Corporation. 

Ordered the like to Abraham Outenbogert or order the 
Sum of £2 : 10 in full of his Account for a Set of Cart 
Harness sold to this Corporation for the Use of the Goal. 

Ordered the like to Balthazar Creamer or order the 
Sum of twenty Shillings for his Service as Clerk at the late 
Election of an Assistant for the West Ward. 



The Clerk produced to this Board, a Bond from this Corporation 
to John Shoals of Nassau Island Gentleman, bearing Date this Day, 
Conditioned for the Payment of the Sum of Six hundred Pounds (with 
Interest at 5 per Cent from the 29*? of November last) on the iiM» Day 
of January next ensuing; which being read, was ordered to be exe- 
cuted by M^ Mayor, on Behalf of this Corporation. 



[445] 



City 
New York 



of ) 
orkj 



SS 



Present 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 12*^ 
of January, Anno DoTTT 1775. 

Whitehead Hicks Esq"" Mayor 
Benjamin Blagge 



Esq'? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton Jun*" 
David Mathews 
Benjamin Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Theophilus Hardenbrook 
Andrew Hammersly 
Peter T : Curteniu3 

Be it ordained by the Mayor Aldermen and 
See Feb'T^gM? 1775. Commonalty of the City of New York, Con- 
vened in Common Council, and it is hereby or- 
dained by the Authority of the Same, that the following Laws arid ordi- 
nances of this Corporation be Established published and Continued, 
and remain in full force and Virtue for one vear, from and after the 
date hereof. Viz! 

1. A Law, for the due observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

2. A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Cor- 
poration : 

3. A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors- of this City 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



73 



4. A Law for the Better preventing^ of Fire 

5. A Law for marking of Bread 

6. A Law for Reguiatting Negroes Mulattoes & other Slaves. 
{_446] 7. A Law for Regulating of Carts & Cartmen : 

8. A Law to Regulate the Office of Gaugers of Liquors and Packers 
of Beef & Pork: 

9. A Law Relating to making Freemen 

10. A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessels in the Docks A 
Slips of this City, & Ascertaining the Rates to be paid for the same 

11. A Law for preserving the Commons 

12. A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters 
to Funerals 

13. A Law for Paving & Cleaning the Streets Lanes & Alleys with- 
in the City of New York, and for preventing Nusances within the same 

14. A Law for the better Sweeping & Geaning the Streets Lanes 
A Alleys within the City of New York, and for the Good Government 
of the Scavengers of the said City. 

15. A Law prohibiting Hawkers & Pedlars. 

16. A Law to Regulate the Sale of Firewood in the City of New 
York. 

17. A Law for marking of Butter. 

18. A Law for Regulating of Fences 

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

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

21. A Law for the Better Securing of the City of New York from 
the Danger of Gun Powder. 

22. A Law declaring to what Uses the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayors Court, and the Seal of the Mayoralty of the City, 
shall be put unto. 

23. A I-.aw for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City of 
New York, and for preventing the forestalling of Provisions Coming 
to said Market 

24. A Law for the Better Regulating of the publick Markets of the 
Gty of New York. 

t«?l *5- A Law to Regulate the Sale of Fruit & Oysters witliin the 
G^ of New York. 

26. A T^w to restrain ft prohibit the Giving or Selling of Strong 
Ljqnors to any of the private Ccntinels of his Majcstys Garrison, in 
the City of New York. 



74 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

27. A Law to prevent Raffling in the City of New York 

28. A Law to Ascertain the Assize of Apple Barrels, & the Weight 
of Onions that shall be brought to this City for Sale. 

29. A Law prohibiting the Sale of Hay by Measure and for Ap- 
pointing Inspectors. 

30. A Law for Appointing Inspectors of Hay brought to this City 
for Sale and to oblige the Weigh Masters to take an Oath of Office. 

31. A Law for Regulating the Publick Slaughter House within the 
City of New York. 

32. A Law to Ascertain the Size, Dimensions & Quality of Staves, 
Heading, Hoops, Boards, Timber, Shingle & Plank which shall be 
brought to the City of New York for Sale. 



[^8] City of ^ «^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New York I Hall of the said City on Thursday the 26^^ 

of January 1775 

Present. Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 
John Wats Jun^ Esq'' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton 
David Mathews 
Benjamin Hugg^t 
Henrv Brevoort 



>.Esqf Ald» 



m 



A . TT 1 > Assistants 

Andr Hamersly | 

Peter T. Curtenius J 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N** of this City, to pay to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 

2823 £43 10:3 (out of the monies raised for the Lamps & 

W: Issued Watchmen) in full of his account for money due to him- 
self & Sundry Watchmen, for watching this City as p^ 
his said Account, audited. Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 

Orderd the like to John Falconer or order the 

N? Sum of £47 :8 :o (out of the monies raised for the 

2824 I^mps and Watchmen) in full of his account for 

W. Issued to money due to himself and Sundry Watchmen, for 

Patrick Walsh watching this City, as P^ his said account, Audited, 

Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 



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75 



2825 
W : Issued. 



N? 



W: Issued 



NO 

2827 
W: Issued 



[449] Orderd the like to Obadiah Wells or order the Sum 
of £13 : 15 : I in full of his account, for Glazing & Paint- 
ing done for the use of and by order of this Corporation 
as Pr his said Account, Audited, Sworn to and allowed 
of by this Board. 

Orderd the like to Andrew Hopper or order the Sum 
of £2 : 6 : 3 in full of his account for Smiths work done 
at the New Goal, by order of the Committee, as P^ his 
said AccS Sworn to and allowed of by this board 

Orderd the like to Henry Butler, or order the Sum of 
£20 : 17 : 9 in full of his account for work done, and Ma- 
terials found, for the use of the wharf at Peck Slip, as 
P^ his said account Audited by the Committee, and al- 
lowed of by this board 



N? 

2828 

W: Issued 



Orderd the like to George Brewerton Jun'' Esqf or 

order the Sum of £25 14:1 for the like Sum, which he 

and Aid? Mathews advanced to Sundry poor persons, by 

order of this Corporation ; also for provision and wood, by 

them paid for, and sent to [the] New Goal, for the use 

of the poor prisoners there ; likewise for the payment of M^ Brookes 

ace! &c for monies by them paid for Sweeping the markett & repairing 

the Bridge at the North river. 

Orderd that Garret Kip, be appointed one of the publick Measurers 
of this City, and he is hereby appointed one accordingly. 

[430] The Petition of Elizabeth Riker was read, praying a Grant of a 
Water Lot to her Sons, John Riker, Henry Riker and James Riker, 
opposite to her Estate fronting the East River : ordered that the Clerk 
prepare a Grant to them accordingly. 

The Petition of Samuel Baldwin was read praying Leave to Sur- 
render to this board his Lease of Peck's Slip's ferry on the first of 
February or May next on his paying his rent to the day of his sur- 
rendering up the same, ordkrd that he have leave to Surrender up the 
Same accordingly, on the first of May next, he paying the rent due, 
and further ori>kri) that the Clerk of this board Advertise the Same 
for Sale on the 20^l' of March next for one year to Commence the first 
of May thereafter. 



76 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[431] City of ) gg At a Common Council held at the City 

New York J Hall of the said City, on Monday the 30^^ 

of Jan7 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

John Watts [Jr.] Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge L Esq" Aldermen 

George Brewerton Jun^ ( ^ 

David Mathews 

Benjamin Huggit 

John Abeel 

John Hardenbrook * . . . 

T-u u-1 Tj J u 1 > Assistants 
Theophilus Hardenbrook 

Andf Hamcrsly 

Peter T : Curtenius 

j^^ Orderd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

^^ ^ urer of this City to pay to Peter T: Curtenius or order 

--- , "^ the Sum of twenty pounds, to be by him laid out on the 

Corporation Wharf at the North River 

The Clerk produced to this Board, a Bond from this Corporation 
to Augustus V: Home & Elizabeth Rivington (late Elizabeth Van 
Home) Ex*" & Executrix of Com? C: Van Home Dec? for £400 pay- 
able with Int. at 5 P*" C! on the 30*!* of January next which bond was 
Signed by M*" Mayor 

Orderd that the Clerk prepare a Grant to Kip, for the water 

Lx)t in front of his House and Lot of Ground on Burnets Key. 

Orderd the like to the Ex*? of John Groesbeek dec** 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



77 



[453] aty 

New York 



of J 
^orkj 



SS 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 9*? 
of February Anno Doin 1775. 



Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

John Watts Jun*" Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

AndT Gautier 

Geo. Brewerton 

John Dikeman 

David Mathews 

John Abeel 

Benjamin Huggit 

Henry Brevoort 

Theophilus Hardenbrook 

Peter T : Curtenius 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



^ 



The Draft of a Law, Entitled a Law, for Regulating of Measurers 
in the City of New York, was produced to this board & read, and the 
Same being approved of, was orderd to be published which after the 
ringing of three Bells, was published accordingly [Not entered.] 



[453] City of ^^^. 
New York j ' 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 20*^ 
Day of February 1775. 



Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 

John Watts Jun' Esqf Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benj? Blagge 

And"^ Gautier 

John Dikeman 

George Brewerton 

David Mathews 

John Abeel 

Benj* Hugget 

« 

Henr>* Brevort 
Theop: Hardenbrook 
And5 Hamersly 
Peter T Curtenius 



>-Esq^ Aldermen 






>* Assistants 



78 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? this City to pay to John Watts Jun^ Esq^ or order the Sum of 
2830 £900 to be employed and laid out by the Committee on the New 
York Water Works. (Issued to Christ. Colles) 

This Board taking into Consideration the Establishment of a Ferry 
from the Dock belonging to this Corporation, at the Bear Market at 
the North River to Hobock, and a Debate arising thereon, and the 
Question being put, whether a Ferry shall be erected there, it was car- 
ried in the Affirmative; and Harmanus Talman at the same time in 
Common Council, prayed a Lease of the said Ferry to be made to him 
for the Term of two [454] Years, under such Rent & Covenants as 
this Board should think reasonable; It was thereupon ordered that a 
Lease be made to the said Harmanus Talman for the same, for the 
Term of two Years to commence the first day of May next under the 
Rent of £50 per annum, and subject to the like Covenants & Conditions, 
as the Ferry to Powles Hook was leased to Abraham Mesier. 

Orderd that the Aid? & Assistants of the West, South & North 
wards, or the major part of them, be a Committee to Cause a Stairs to 
be made, at the most Convenient part of the Corporation's Dock at the 
North River for the Convenience of the new Ferry to be erected there. 



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

New York J ' Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 2i*! 

of Feb'y 1775 

Present. Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

John Watts Jun"" Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

AndT Gautier 

John Dikeman 

Geo: Brewerton 

David Mathews 

John Abeel 

Benjamin Hugg^t 

Henrv Brevoort 

Theop: Hardenbrook 

AndT Hamersly 

Peter T : Curtenius 



>.Esq'»Ald« 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW VOKK 



79 



^ 



\45S] Tbe Petition of Adolph WalJron was preferred lo tiiis board 
aiul r«ad, praying that in Consideralion of ttie many Losses he has 
ti»cl with, Since he has been a Lessee of this Corporation at Nassau 
ferry, this board would be favourably pleased to make him Some 
Abatement of rent on account of said losses: This Board therefore tak- 
ing th« Same into their Consideration, agreed and ordekd that no Abate- 
ment whatsoever be made liim. as the said ferry was sold upon the Ex- 
press Condition that no abatement whatsoever should thereafter be 
made or Expected from this board ; but nevertheless if the said Adolph 
Waldron conceives that the Terms of his Lease bear so hard as 
to render him unable to pay and discharge the rent Charged thereon, 
this board do agree to take the same off his hands on the first day of 
May next ; and it is further orderd that the Clerk hereof, Serve him 
with a Copy of this order, and Request bis answer thereon by the first 
of March next 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant, to the Treasurer 

Nt of this City, to pay to Messi Hardenbrook and Dominick. or 

3831 order, the Sum of £225 : 18 : loj^ in full of their account 

(Tssoed) for divers Qnanlitv-s of boards Timber Ac. found for tlie 

use of this Corporation, as ^ their said account. Audited. 

Sworn to 4 allowed of by this board 



I 



Orderd the like to MessT Warner and Ogilvic, or ordei 

N? the Sum of £34 : 8 in full of their account for Sundry Lad- 

2832 dcrs and Specks furnished for the use of this Corporation, 

(Issued) as P' their said account, Audited, Sworn to and allowed of 

by this board 

[456] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 3833 urer of this City, to pay to John Simmons or order the Sum 
(Issued) of £26 : s : o in full of his account against this Corporation, 
as ^ his said acct, sworn to & allowed of by this board 

Obmuid the like to Francis Child or order the Sum of 
V73834 £41 ;ii -.^ in full of his account for Victualhng Sundry 
I«i»ed) Criminals and for other Expcnccs Attending the New Goal 
from the 22^ of September last to the 22^ of December fol- 
lowing, as P' his said Account Audited, Sworn to, and allowed of by 
lhi« board 



4 

4 



J 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



N? 

2835 
(Issued) 



N9 

2836 

(Issued) 



N? 

2837 
(Issued) 



Order'd the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
£48 14:0 (out of the monies raised for the Lamps and 
Watchmen) in full of his account, for money due to himself 
and Sundry Watchmen for Watching this City, as P*" his 
said acct, audited, sworn to & allowed of by this board. 

Orderd the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
£45 : II :9 (out of the monies raised for the Lamps and 
Watchmen) in full of his account for money due to himself 
and Sundry Watchmen for watching this City, as P*" his 
said ace! audited, sworn to & allowed of by this board. 

Orderd the like to Stephen Terhune or order the Sum of 
£17 :8 :6 (out of the monies raised for the Lamps and 
Watchmen) in full of his account for Glazing Sundry of the 
Citys Lamps & for Paint and Lead, bound for the. use of 
said Lamps as P*" his said account, Audited, Sworn to and 
allowed of by this board. 

[457] Orderd the like to Stephen Terhune or order the 
Sum of £62 : 5 : I J4 in full of his account, for Glazing and 
painting done and performed for this Corporation as P^ his 
said Account Audited by the Committee, Sworn to and 
allowed of by this board. 

Orderd the like to William Myer or Order the Sum of 
£7 : 10 : in full of his account for work done to the City 
Hall, as p^ his said acc^. sworn to & allowed of by this board 

Orderd the like to Peter Wilson or order the Sum of 
£25 : 8 : 6 in full of his account, for making and Repairing 
Sundry fire Buckets for this Corporation as P^ his said Ace! 
Audited Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 

Orderd the like to John Van Dolsen or order the Sum of 
£68 : 1 : 6 in full of his two accounts agl this Corporation 
for work and materials found for Repairing the Long Bridge 
and City Hall as Pf his said account, Audited, Sworn to and 
allowed of by this board 

Order'd the like to Alexander MoncriefF or order the 
Sum of £47 : 2 : 1 1 >4 in full of his account of Sundry Ex- 
pences Attending the Bridewell and for a Quarters Sallary 
due to him as keeper thereof, as P^ his said account. Au- 
dited, Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 



N9 

2838 

(Issued) 

N? 

2839 

(Issued) 

N? 

2840 

(Issued) 

N9 

2841 

(Issued) 



N? 

2842 

(Issued) 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 8i 

N? Orderd the like to John Dikeman Esq^ or order the Sum 

2843 of £6 : 1 1 : in full of his acc^. agt this Corporation, as P^ his 
(Issued) said Accl Audited by this board and Allowed of 

[438] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer of this City, to pay to Cornelius Van Derhoff or order 

2844 the Sum of £19 : 10 in full of his Acct for Sundry Quan- 
tities of hard Brick furnished for the use of this Corpora- 
tion as P^ his said account, Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 
(Issued to Jn? V Dolsen) 

Orderd the like to Jacob Clock or order the Sum of 
N? £9 : 7 in full of his account for fencing in a Vacant Lot of 

2845 Ground in Roosevelts Street in Montgomery Ward, the 
(Issued) property of Abraham Alliner, deceased, deemed by this 

board as a Nusance. (N: B. the heirs of Ab. Alliner to be 
Charged with this sum) 

^^ Order'd the like to Isaac Johnson or order the Sum of 

'^ £62 '.4 : ioy2 in full for the Ballance of his acct ag! this 

^o4u Corporation for repairing a house in Chatham Street as ^ 

his said acct, audited, Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 

^ Ordered the like to Jacob Clock or Order the Sum of 

J. * £49 : 10 : o in full of his Account for Work done for this 
T^l/i Corporation ; as p*" his said Account audited by the Committee 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



[459] City of ) «^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New York! Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 14*^ 

day of March 1775 

Present. Whitehead Hicks, Esq^ Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Esq'' Recorder 
Francis Filkin ^ 

Benjamin Blagge 
George Brcwerton 
William Waddell 
John Abeel 
Benjamin Huggit 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
And*? Hammerslcy 
Peter T. Curtenius 

Vol. VilL— 6 






Esq*T Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



82 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered that the Clerk of this Board prepare an Advertizement to 
be put in the Weekly Gazettes for Letting to farm the Stall [s] & 
Standings of the several Markets of this City and likewise the Docks 
and Slips of this City for the Term of two years to Commence on the 
!•* of May next, by publick Out-cry, at the Common Council Chamber 
in the City Hall of the said City on Monday the 3? of April next at 
three o'Clock in the afternoon of the same day to the highest Bidder, 
ft that this Board or the major part of them be a Committee for letting 
the same upon such Conditions as they shall judge proper 

Orderd that the Assize of bread be as follows flour at 18 P^ O, \'\z\ 

A white loaf of the finest flour to weigh i^ : io>^°* for 4 Coppers 

And further orderd that no other bread be made for Sale within this 
City, than according [460] to the aforegoing assize (hard bisquits only 
Excepted,) and that all bakers within the same, take Notice thereof, and 
make their bread accordingly. 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N° urer of this City, to pay to Johannis Myer messenger and 

2848 doorkeeper to this Board or order the Sum of £3 : 15 for 

(Issued) one quarters Sallary due unto him and Ending the 28*^ of 

February last 

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

New York J * Hall of the said City on Friday the 17*^ of 

March 1775 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 
John Watts Jun*" Esq'' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
And^ Gautier 
Geo: Brewerton 
W*? Waddell 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benj? Huggett 
Theop: Hardenbrook 
Henry Brevort 
An^r Hamersly 



yEsq" Aid*? 



J 

^ 



>^ Assistants 



This Board having this Day inspected and examined a Plan of the 
intended Bridewell drawn by Theophilus Hardenbrook unanimously ap- 
proved and adopted the Same. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 83 

I461] City of ) «« At a Common Council held at the City 

New York J hall of the said City, on Monday the 20^^ 

day of March Anno Dom 1775 

Present. Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge ^j^^^^^ 

Andr Gautier [ ^ 

David Mathews ^ 

John Abeel ^ 



Benjamin Huggit 
Henry Brevoort 
Andrew Hamerslv 
Peter T. Curtenius 



>^ Assistants 



Order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer of this City, to pay to John Faulkner or order (out of 
2849 the monies Raised for the Lamps and Watchmen) the Sum 
(Issued) of £42 : 13 : 6 in full of his account for money due to him- 
self and Sundry Watchmen for watching this City as P^ his 
said account Audited Sworn to and allowed of by this board 

N? Orderd the like to Charles Prosser or order the sum of £3 : 4 

2850 for Services by him done for this Corporation 

This being the day appointed by this board, for the Sale of the ferry 
frcHn Pecks Slip to Nassau Island, and the Same being Exposed to pub- 
lick Auction Accordingly, was Struck off to Thomas Ivory for one year 
from the first of May next for Sixty two pounds, and Subject to the 
Conditions of Sale by him Signed, orderd therefore that the Qerk pre- 
pare a Lease to him accordingly for the Same 

Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? of this City, to pay to Richard Wenman or order the Sum of 

2851 £12 : 7 in full of his account for work done and materials 
Issued found for the use of the Court Room, as P^ his account 

Audited by the Committee and allowed of 

[462] Ordered the like to Isaac Mead or order the Sum of 
N £53 : 18 : 8 in full of his Ace! for Work done for this Corpora- 
2852 tion ; as p^ his si Accl audited by the Committee, sworn to, and 
allowed of by this Board. 



84 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

-^ Ordered the like to Peter Bogert or order, the Sum of 

£i6 : 2 : Iij4 in full of his Acd for Blacksmith Work done 
,- ^^'^j. for this Corporation ; as p^ his said Ace! audited by the Com- 
^ ^ mittee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh, or Order the Sum of 

N® £47 : 3 : 6 (out of the monies raised for the Lamps & 

2854 Watchmen) in full of his Accl for money due to himself 

(Issued) and sundry Watchmen for Watching this City as p^ his said 

Ace* audited, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

^ Ordered the like to Ralph Thurman or Order the Sum of 

^' £5 : 12 in full of his Ace! for Seven Hogsheads of Lime 

.• *^^v sold to this Corporation; as per the said Account audited by 
the Committee & allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Ab°* Van Gelder or order the Sum of 
N £56 '.9:6 (out of the monies raised for the Lamps Sc 

2856 Watchmen) to be by him paid to the several Lamp-Lighters 
(Issued) for lighting the City Lamps from the first Day of Decem- 
ber last, to the first Day [463] of March Instant; as p'' the 

said Acct audited by the Committee and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Abraham Van Gelder or Order the 
N. Sum of £13 in full of his Account for Money by him paid 

2857 for ten Cords of Wood &c : for the use of this Corporation, 
(Issued) as p^ his said Account audited by the Committee and allowed 

of by this Board. 



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

New YorkC Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 21 •! of 

March Anno Dom: 1775. 

Pres. Whitehead Hicks, Esq^ Mayor &c 
John Watts Jun*" Esq*" [Recorder] 
Benj? Blagge 



m 



George Brewerton I ^ ^ ,„ 

WPWaddell ^^"^ ^^• 

David Mathews 

John Abeel 

Benj? Huggett 

Henry Brevort ^Assistaints 

And? Hamersly 

Peter T. Curtenius 



OF THE CITY OF NEW. YORK 



H 



The Clerk produced to lliis Board the several engrossed Grants for 
Water Lots on Hunter's Key, to wit, to William Brownjohn, Jacobus 
Van Zandt, Henry Carmer, Daniel Gomez, Theophilact Hache, Archi- 
bald Kennedy, John Morton, Joseph Hallet, James Jauncey Jun', 
Stephen Richards & Theop". Bache ExT of Paul Richards dec'*, {464] 
Nicholas Govemeur. Jacob Walton, John Griffiths, & Abraham Walton ; 
and also another engrossed Grant to Mary Ten Eyck for a Water Lot 
fronting her Dwelling House on Cruger's Wharf ; also one other en- 
grossed Grant to Henry H Kip for a Water Lot on Burnets Key ; and 
also two other Grants, the one to Peter Bogert, and the other to John, 
Henry & James Riker; all which several Grants being read and ap- 
proved of, were by order of this Board signed by M' Mayor & Aid? 
Blagge ; and Ordered to be delivered to the several Grantees therein 
named on their Executing Counterparts thereof. 



Esq- Aldf 



Gty of } „_ At a Common Council held at the City 

New Yorkl ' Hall of the said City on Tuesday [Friday] 

the 24'? of March Anno Dom: 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' &c Mayor 

Francis Filkin ~^ 

Benji Blagge 
And* Gautier 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benjs Huggett 
Henry Firevort 
And?" Hamcrsly 
Peter T Curtcnius 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N of this City to pay to Mess"? Hardcnbrook & Dominick or 

2858 Ch-der the Sum of f 1 : it : to in full of their Ace', against 

(lulled) this Corporation as \41is] p' said Account audited by the 

Committee and allowed of by this Board. 

ORDKREOtlial the Clerk of this Board give Notice to Mf Peter P Van 
Zandt A also to Jacob Brewerton that on Wednesday next at 3 o'Cloclc 
in the Aflemoon, this Board will take inlo Consideration, the said Peter 
P Van Zandt's Petition for a Water Lot in front of his DwcIlit^* House 
ht the East Ward of this City; and that they may then be heard by 



86 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



themselves or counsel respecting the same; and further ordered that 
the Clerk give Notice to Mess^ Lott & Roosevelt and also to M^ David 
Provoost, that at the same Time this Board will also take into considera- 
tion the said David Provoosts Claim to a Water Lot on Hunters Key 
and his Petition for a Grant of the same &c and that the said Mess™ 
Lott ft Roosevelt ft the said David Provoost, may also then be heard 
by themselves or Counsel respecting the same. 



City 

New York 



of 7 
'orkj 



SS: 



Present 



>. Esq" Aid" 



[466] 



J 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 29'** 
Day of March Anno Dom : 1775. 

Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 

John Watts Jun' Esq*" Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benj? Blagge 

And?^ Gautier 

John Dikeman 

George Brewerton 

W7 Waddell 

David Mathews 

John Abeel 

Benj? Huggett 

Henry Brevort 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

Jn? Hardenbrook 

And?' Hamersly 

Peter T. Curtenius 



This being the Day appointed for taking into Consideration the 
Petition of Peter P Van Zandt, preferred to this Board the 13'** Day of 
July 1773, praying a Grant of the Water Lot in Front of his Dwelling 
House in the East Ward of this City &c : — M^ Jay of Counsel for the 
said Peter P Van Zandt appeared before this Board, and urged his 
Reasons why this Corporation should grant the said Water Lot to the 
said Peter P Van Zandt, or make Compensation for the Damage he sus- 
tains by Reason of the Loss of the Wharfage of so much of his Front 
upon the River as is taken up by the Pier, built by David Provoost, and 
leased to him by this Corporation in the Year 1749/50 for the Term 
of 99 Years ; which Reasons being heard and considered, the Question 
was put, whether this Board shall grant to the said Peter P Van 



>> Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 87 

Zandt, the Prayer of his said Petition, so far as it respects the granting 
of the whole of the said Water Lot, which was carried in the Negative ; 
another Question was then put whether this Board shall grant to 
the said Peter P Van Zandt any Part of the said Water [467] Lot so 
prayed for by him, which was also carried in the Negative; another 
Question was then put, whether this Board shall compel M^ Jacob 
Brewerton, (the Assignee of the said David Provoost) to extend and 
carry out the said Pier the same Breadth it now is, the whole Extent 
of this Corporation's Right into the said East River, which was also 
carried in the Negative. 



City of 7 ^q At a Common Council held at the City 

New York! Hall of the said City on Monday the 3? day 

of April 1775 

Present. Whitehead Hicks Esq'' Mayor 
John Watts Jun*" Esq'' Recorder 
Benjamin Blagg 
Andrew Gautier 
George Brewerton 
William Waddle 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benjamin Huggit 
Henry Brcvoort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
And^ Hamersly 
Peter T: Curtenius 



>-Esq'? Aid? 



y 
> 



>► Assistants 



y 



Orderd by this board that the Assize of bread be as follows flour at 
16 PrQ 

A white loaf of the finest flour to weigh i***: 13°' for 4 Coppers 

and further orderd that no other bread be made for Sale within this 
City, than according to the above assize (hard bisquits only Excepted) 
and that all Bakers within the Same, take Notice hereof and make 
their bread accordingly 

[7^1 This being the day appointed, for the Sale of the Stalls and 
Standings in the Several publick markets of this City, and likewise of 
the wharfs and Slips belonging to this Corporation, and the Same 
being put up and exposed to publick Auction, accordingly, the Said 



S8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Stalls and Standings in the said publick Markets were sold & Struck 
off to Abraham Van Gelder for the Term of two years to commence 
from the first day of May next at the Yearly Rent of £375 and the said 
wharfs ft Slips were also Sold & Struck off to John Bingham for the 
same Term of two years to Commence also the first of May next, at 
the yearly Rent of £500, subject to the Covenants Contained in the 
Conditions of Sale; Orderd that the Clerk hereof, prepare Leases to 
them Respectively for the Same, 

^ ^ Ordered the like to W?* Mitchel or Order the Sum of £5 

fl f^v for one Quarter's Salary due unto him as publick Whipper 
(issued) ^j ^j^.^ ^.^^ ^j^^ jjj^j^ Instant. 



>-Esq*? Aid? 



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

New- York J * Hall of the said City on Thursday the 6*^ 

Day of April 1775 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 

John Watts Jun^ Esq' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benj? Blagge 

AndT Gautier 

W? Waddell 

John Abeel "^ 

. . TT , > Assistants 

And^ Hamersly 

Peter T. Curtenius ^ 

[^(5p] Ordered that M^ Recorder, Aid*? Waddell, Aid? Gautier, & Aid™ 
Mathews together with M' Theophilus Hardenbrook, M^ Huggett, M 
Hamersly & Peter T Curtenius be a Committee to superintend the 
Building of the Bridewell, to make Contracts, purchase materials, Au- 
dite Accounts &c : and that anv three of them be a sufficient Number to 
transact the said Business, should it be inconvenient for the Rest of 
the Committee to attend. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? of this City, to pay to Andrew M?Gown or Order the Sum 

2860 of £22 : o : 6 in full of his Account against this Corpora- 

( Issued) tion; as p^ the said Account audited by the Committee, 

sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



r 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



City of )<,<,. 
New-York^ ^^ ' 



I 



Present 



[470] 



89 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 13*^ 
Day of April Anno Dom: 1775 

Whitehead Hicks Esq'' Mayor 

Jn? Watts Jun*^ Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Andrew Gautier 

George Brewerton 

W™ Waddell 

John Abeel 

Benj? Huggett 

Henry Brevort 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

And?^ Hamersly 

Peter T Curtenius 



^Esq«^« Aid™ 






>- Assistants. 



^ 



Ordered by this Board, that the Committee lately appointed to build 
a Stairs at the Corporation Wharf at the North-River cause a Block to 
be sunk on the southwest side of the said wharf for the greater conven- 
iency, accomodation & safety of the ferry boats that are to land there. 



City of ) 
New YorkC 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City, on Thursday [Tues- 
day] the 2i day of May 1775. 



^ Esq'* Aid™ 



Present Whitehead Hicks Esq'' Mayor 

John Watts Jun^ Esq'' Recorder 

Benjamin Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

George Brewerton 

W™ Waddle 

David Mathews 

Benjamin Huggit 

Henry Brevoort 

Theophihis Hardenbrook 

Andrew Hamersly 

[471] Orderd that the Chamberlain borrow out of Watch & Lamp 
money, now in his hands, the sum of €500, & replace the same again 
from the rents which he will soon receive, for the use of this Cor- 
poration 



Assistants 



4t 



2863 



90 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 2861 urer of this City, to pay to Andrew Gotier Esq'^ or order, 
(Issued) the Sum of £100 to be by him applied for the use of St 
George's Ferry 

Orderd the like to George Dominick or order, the sum 

^^ of £238 : 14 : i^ in full of his account for work done & 

^qI materials found for the use of the houses in Chatham 

.J ,v Street, belonging to this Corporation, as p'' his said ace! 

audited by the Committee, sworn to & allowed of by this 

board 

^^ Orderd the like to Theophilus Anthony or order the Sum of 

£7 :g : ij/i in full of his account with this Corporation p*" his 
said account. Sworn to, and allowed of by this board 

Orderd the like to Doctor Samuel Bard or order the 
N? Sum of £16 in full of his acct. for Examining the bodies 

2864 of Sundry persons, and reporting the Cause of their deaths 
(Issued) to the Coroners Inquest, as ^ said account, audited by the 

Committee Sworn to and allowed of by this board 

Orderd the like to Isaac Bogert, or order the Sum of 
N? ^5 • 7 • 3 (out of the Monies paid into his hands for the 

2865 use of the Lamps & watchmen) in full of his acct [472] 
(Issued) with this Corporation as p^ his said acct, audited by the 

Committee, sworn to & allowed of by this board. 

^^ Orderd the like to W7 Hardenbrook, or order the Sum 

jjj, of £16 10:7 (out of the Lamp Money) in full of his ac- 
(1 r1^ count with this Corporation as P^ his said account, audited 
by the Committee, Sworn to & allowed of by this board. 

Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
N? £45 : 18 : 9 (out of the Watch & Lamp Money) in full of 

2867 his account, for money due to himself and Sundry Watch- 
( Issued) men, for watching this City as p*" his said account. Audited 

by the Committee Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 

N? Ordered the like to John Faulkner or [order] the Sum 

2868 of £48 : 17 :o, — as above 



♦ Note. — This warrant, erroneously numbered 3000 in the original records, 
appears to have concluded a series, as those that follow are labeled i, 2, 3, etc., 
again. It has been deemed best, however, to continue the original enumeration 
for the sake of avoiding confusion, especially as there are errors in this second 
counting. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 91 

^^ Orderd the like to Samuel Bell or order the Sum of 

^^ £5 : 12 : 7 in full of his account for Iron Work, furnished 
J \^\ for the use of the New Goal, as p^ his said account, audited 
& Sworn to, and allowed of by this board \ 

Orderd the like to John Millidoller or order the Sum of 
N? 3870 two hundred and fifty pounds for the Consideration money, 
of two houses which this Corporation purchased of him, 
Standing on a Lot of Ground they formerly Leased to him 

1^ -, Ordered the like to Ab'T Revere or Order the Sum 

fxjkT V \^\ ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^y ^^^ applied towards building a Dock 
(W. issued) ^^ ^j^^ jj^^j^ jj.^^^^ 



[473] City of ) ^^ , At a Common Council held at the City 

Ncw-Yorkt Hall of the said City on Monday the 8^ 

day of May Anno Dom. 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 

John Watts Jun*" Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin ^ 

Benj? Blagge 
And^ Gautier 
George Brewerton 
W™ Waddell 
ab. John Abeel 

Henry Brevort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
AndT' Hamersly 
Peter T Curtcnius 



i^Esq*? Ald°» 






>- Assistants 



The Qerk produced to this Board the following engrossed Leases, 
to wit, A Lease to Harmanus Tahnan for the Ferry from the Bear 
Market at the North River to Hobock for the Term of two Years 
from the first Dav of Mav Ins': a Lease to Thomas Ivorv, for the 
Ferry from Pecks Slip to the Corporation's Wharf at Nassau Island 
for the Term of one Year ; a Lease to John Bingham for the Docks & 
Slips & another to Abraham Van Gelder for the Stalls & Standings 
each for the Term of two Years from the first day of May Instant; 
which several Leases being read & approved of, were signed by the 
Mayor, and order fx> to be delivered to the respective Lessees, on their 
executing Counterparts thereof. 



9a 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



N. 

2872 

(Issued) 



[474] Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to pay to Edward Blagge or Order the 
Sum of £57 : 6 in full of his Accl for taking sundry Inqui- 
sitions as Coroner &c as p^ his said Acc^ sworn to and 
allowed of by this Board. 



City 

New 



ityof ) 
w-YorkJ 



SS: 



Present 



N. 

2873 

(Issued) 

N 

2874 

(Issued) 



N. 

2875 
(Issued) 

N 

2876 

(Issued) 



^ 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 30^1* of 
May Ann. Dom. 1775. 

Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 

John Watts Junf Esq*^ Recorder 

Fra^: Filkin 

Benjamin Blagge 

And^ Gautier 

George Brewerton 

W? Waddell 

David Mathews 

John Abeel 

Benj? Hugget 

Henry Brevort 

And^ Hamersly 

Peter T. Curtenius 



y Esq*? Aid™ 



y 
^ 



>- Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City, to pay to M*" Henry Brevoort or Order the 
Sum of £80 : 9 : 5 in full of his accl against this Corpora- 
tion, audited by the Committee and allowed of by this board. 

Ordered the like to Francis Child or order the Sum of 
£37 : I : in full of his Account for Victualling sundry 
Criminals &c from the 23** of Sep^ 1774 to the 23** of March 
[475] ^ast, as p*" his said account. Audited by the Commit- 
tee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Mess'^? Dwight & Davis or order the 
Sum of Nineteen Pounds, two Shillings in full of their 
Account for Work done in Ornamenting the Court Room 
in the City Hall, as p'^ their said Acct audited by the Com- 
mittee, sworn to and allowed of, by this Board 

Ordered the like to David Mathews Esqf or order the 
Sum of £6 : 8 in full of his Account for so much by him 
advanced & paid for this Corporation to W*? Litch for 
sweeping the Fly Market. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



93 



NO 

2877 
(Issued) 



2S7S 
(Issued 

N92879 
( Issued) 

N 2880 



N. 
2881 

N 
2882 

N. 

2883 
(Issued) 

N 
2884 
(Issued) 

N 

2885 

(Issued) 



Ordered the like to W™ Waddell Esq or order the Sum 
of £19 :6 iiiyi in full of his two several Accounts for 
money by him advanced & paid for the use of this Corpora- 
tion; as p*" the said Acc^ audited by the Committee ft 
allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
£48 : 12 : 9 (out of the Watch & Lamp money) in full of 
his Account, for money due to himself and sundry Watch- 
men for Watching this City, as p^ his said Account, audited 
by the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Orukkld the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
£45 : 12 19, — as above. 

Ordered the like to John Watts Jun*": Esq*" or order the 
Sum of £600 to be employed & laid out by the Committee on 
the New- York Water Works. 

[476] Ordered the like to Doctor Peter Middleton or Or- 
der the Sum of £20 for a Year's Interest of £400 due to him 
the 24^1* of January last. (Issued to W? Eustick) 

Ordered the like to John Alsop or order the Sum of £75 
for a Year's Interest of £1500 due the 7 Inst. 

Ordered the like to John De Peyster or order the Sum 
of £12 : 10 or his Trouble in Assisting the late Treasurer 
in Collecting in the Debts due to this Corporation. 

Ordered the like to John Livingston or order the Sum 
of £10 : 16 for his Trouble & Expence in attending the Har- 
lem ft New York Committee &c: appointed to settle the 
Division Line. 

Ordered the like to John Sickles or order the Sum of 
£16, for his Trouble & Expence in Attending the Harlem ft 
New York Committee, appointed to settle the Division 
Line &c. 



Ordered the like to Thomas Hicks Esq*" or Order the 
X® 2886 Sum of £18 : 8 for his trouble in attending as a Commis- 
sioner, to assist the Harlem and New York Committee to 
settle the Division Line &c. 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



N® Ordered the like to Johannes Myer Messenger & Door 

2887 Keeper to this Board or order the Sum of £3 : 15 : for one 
(Issued) Quarter's Salary due unto him & Ending the 28'^ Instant. 

Orderd the like to Alexander Moncrieff, or order the 
N*^ Sum of £55 : 12 : iiyi in full of his Account of Sundry 

2888 Expences attending the [477] Bridewell and for a Quar- 
(Issued) tcr's Salary due to him as keeper thereof, as p'' his said Acct 

audited, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



City of ) ^^^ At a Common Council held at the Citv 

NewYorkC Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 20^*^ 

of June Anno Dom: 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
Jn? Watts Jun*" Esq*" Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
AndT' Gautier 
AW Waddell 
Al? Mathews 
AW Brewerton 



>-Esq' Aid? 



Benj> Huggett ^ 

Henry Brevort I . • fa f 

Theop: Hardenbrook 



And^ Hamersly 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N. of this City to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh or Order the 

2889 Sum of £167 : 12 : 10 in full of his Acct for a Quantity of 
(Issued) Oil sold to this Corporation; as p*" his said acct audited by 

the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this board. 

Ordered the like to Abraham Van Gelder or Order the 
N Sum of £58 :6 (out of the monies raised for the Lamps 

2890 A Watchmen) to be by him paid to the Several Lamp- 
( Issued) Lighters for lighting the City Lamps from the first Day of 

[478] March last to the first Day of June Instant, audited 
by the Committee and allowed of by this Board. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



95 



N 
2891 
(Issued) 



N 



(Issued) 



N • 
2893 
(issued) 



N. 

2894 
(Issued) 



N. 

2895 
(Issued) 



NO 

2896 
(issued) 



N 

2897 
(issued) 

No 
2898 



Ordered the like to John Faulkner or order £45 (out 
of the monies raised for the Lamps & Watchmen) in full 
of his Account for money due to. himself and Sundry 
Watchmen for Watching this City, as p*" his said Account 
audited sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to George Stanton or order the Sum of 
Corporation as p^ his said Acc^. audited sworn to, and 
£9 : 15 : II in full of his Account for Work done for this 
allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Tho? & James Barrow or order the 
Sum of £48 : 5 : 6 in full of their Account for Work done 
for this Corporation, as p'' their said Account sworn to, 
audited by the Committee & allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or. order the Sum of 
£49 : 4 (out of the Monies raised for the Lamps & Watch- 
men) in full of his Account for money due to himself and 
sundry Watchmen for Watching this City, as p'' his said 
Account, audited, sworn to, and allowed, of by this Board. 

[479] Ordered the like to Abraham Van Gelder or Order 
the Sum of £28 : 17 14, in full for the Balance of his 
Account for one Year's Salar>' and for monies by him ad- 
vanced to sundry Persons for this Corporation; as p'' the 
said acct audited by the Committee, sworn to & allowed of 
by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Ab™ Van Gelder or Order the Sum 
of £168 : 6 : 8, in full of his Account for so much money 
by him paid for this Corporation to Solomon Myers Cohen 
for a Quantity of Oil &c. 

Ordered the like to Blake & Prior or Order the Sum of 
£9 : 19 : 4J/2 in full of their Account for Work done for this 
Corporation &c: as p*^ their said Account, audited by the 
Committee, sworn to. and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Cornelius Van den Bergh or order 
the Sum of £16 for repairing the Roads. 



96 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the like to Samuel Guilford or Order the Sum 

N of £30 for one Years Interest of his Bond for £600 from this 

2899 Corporation due the 24*** January last ; and also the further 

(Issued) Sum of £20 for one Year's Interest of another Bond for 

£400 from this Corporation to the said Samuel Guilford 

due the ii*^ June last. 

[480] City of ) 00^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New YorkC " Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

28*!* of June Anno Dom: 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ : Mayor 
Jn? Watts Jun' ; Esq' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
And^ Gautier 
W«» Waddell 
George Brewerton 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benj? Huggett 
Henrv Brevort 
And^ Hamersly 
Peter T Curtenius 



y Esq'? Aid? 



J 
^ 



>- Assistants 



The Clerk produced to this Board an engrossed Grant to Adrian 
Rutgers, Richard Sharpe & Ann his Wife, John Morin Scott & Helena 
his Wife & Benjamin Kissam Devisees of Petrus Rutgers deceased for 
a Strip of Ground & Water Lot of the Breadth of Six Feet in the West 
Ward of this City ; which being read and approved of ; Ordered by this 
Board that M^ Mayor & Alderman Filkin sign the same, and that it be 
delivered to the Grantees on their executing a Counterpart thereof. 

Ordered by this Board, that M^ Recorder and the Aldermen & 
Assistants of the South and North Wards be a Committee to examine 
into the State of the Treasury & make Report thereof to this Board 
with all [481] convenient Speed. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N® of this City to pay to Andrew Gautier Esq^ or order the 

2900 Sum of £65 : 8 : 1 1 being the Balance of an acct for work 

(Issued) ft Repairs &c done at St George Ferry, out of which Sum 

the Treasurer is to retain £20 for the Rent of the said ferry. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



97 



Ordered the like to M'? Elizabeth Crook or order the 
N® 2901 Sum of £15 for one Year's Interest of £300 due to her 
the seventh Day of May last. 

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

Ncw-YorkJ Hall of the said City on Monday the 3^ 

Day of July Anno Dom : 1775 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor. 
John Watts Jun^ Esq' Recorder 
Fra? Filkin 
Benjf Blagge 
W?» Waddel 
George Brewerton 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benj? Huggett 
Henry Brevort 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
And?' Hamersly 



>^Esq'« Aid™ 






> Assistants 



J 



M' Mayor produced the Draft of an Address to his Excellency 
Governor Tryon which was read in the Words, following to wit : 
[^5^] To his Excellency William Tryon Esqf Captain General and 
Governor in Chief of the Province of New York & Territories thereon 
depending in America and Vice Admiral and Chancellor of the same. 

The humble Address of the Mayor Aldermen & Com- 
monalty of the City of New- York 

May it please your Excellency: 

We wait upon you Sir, to congratulate you on the better Establish- 
ment of your Health, and to bid you welcome to a People, who from 
the Rectitude of your Administration could not part with you without 
the deepest Regret, and who must therefore receive you again with 
all that Confidence of Safety & Protection which the Experience of 
your Virtues & Abilities can inspire. 

Would to Heaven that an Event so honorable to you, as this fresh 
Mark of the Kings Approbation really is, and which is so acceptable 
to us, had found us in a Condition more propitious to your Felicity ; 
for even admidst the complicated Distresses of this melancholy Hour, 
we feel an Addition to our Grief from the unfriendly aspect of the 
Times upon the Happiness we sincerely wish you to enjoy. 

Vol. VIII.-7 



98 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

To whatsoever Causes, the Suspension [483] of the Harmony once 
subsisting between the Parent State and her Colonies may be imputed, 
be assured Sir, that we sigh with the utmost Ardor for the Re-estab- 
lishment of the Common Tranquility upon that ancient System of Gov- 
ernment and Intercourse, which has been such a fruitful Source of 
gtneral Prosperity & Opulence. 

It is with Affliction we behold a Nation as renowned for Wisdom 
as for Valour involved ina civil War in. which Disloyalty in his Majes- 
ty's American Subjects to their. Prince- or want of Affection to their 
mother Country, coqs.^tut(^no.p$urtof the unnatural Controversy; and, 
we trust under a merciful God, in the Aid of your Intercession with 
his majesty for a speedy termination of tl^Q^^ihastUe Animosities of his 
contending Su^jiects ^ which undermine* the. Powei^ and threaten the 
Destruction of tiie Empii^. 

Which Address being, approved o&'W(tt|09ti>|9|Bp;to be engrossed. 

^ Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

of this City to pay to Wl*^ Mitchel or order the Sum of £5 

fr^\A\ for one Quartier's Salary due unto him as publick Whipper 
(issued; ^j ^j^.^ ^.^ ^j^^ ^,fc Instant 

^^ Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

^^ of this City to pay Patrick Walsh or [484} Ord^r the Sum 

fj'^^A\ of .£r5 in Consideration of liis Servioes^ as High Constable 

(IssMcOJ Qf.^hij^ cfty f^ ,g months past. 

City of ) QQ At a Common Council held at the 

New-YorkV * Dwelling House of John Simmons Inn- 

keeper, on Friday the 2i»* of July Anno 
Dom: 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 
John Watts Jun^ Esq' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
And^ Gautier 
W« Waddel 
David Mathews 
John Abcel 
Benj? Hugget 
Henry Brevort 
And^ Hamersly 
Theop? Hardenbrook 



f 



Esq'? Ald» 



>* Assistants 



OF THE OTY OF NEW YORK 



99 



Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N» 2904 of this City, to pay to John Watts Junt Esqf or order the 
Sum of £1000, to be employed & laid out by the Committee 
towards Building the Bridewell. 



1^5] Gtyof )_„ At a Common Council hftid at the City 

new-VortJ Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 25* 

Day ot July Atmo Dom : 1775 



Present Whitehead Hiclu Esqi Mayor 



Benj? Blagge 
AndT Gautier 
George Brewerton 
W? Waddel 
Benj? Huggett 
Henry Brevort 
Theop! Hardenbrook 
AndT Hamersly 



L Esq* Aid? 



'A 



Ordered the Mayor i»tie his Warrant to the Treasurer 
Nj o( this City, to pay to Patrick Walsh or Order the Sum of 

3905 £48 : 18 :9 (out of the Monies raised for the Lamps Si 
Watchmen) in full of his Account for Money due to him-- 
self A sundry Watchmen for Watching this City as P' the said Account, 
audited by the Committee sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. (Is- 
sued to Jb? Faulkner) 



N 
2906 



N. 

3906 

(Iftsned) 



Ordered the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
£45 : 18 :9 (as above) 

Ordered the like to Daniel Ten Eyck or order the Sum 
of £1 19 :6 for sundry Axes &c: sold to this Corporation, 
as p' his Account audited by the Committee, sworn to, and 
allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Stephen Terhune or order the Sum 
of £63 ; 17 : 7'/i in full of his two Ace"; for work done for 
this Corporation as p' his said Accl audited by the Commit- 
tee, sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 

[4S6] OKtHLRED the like to Samuel Frances or order the 
Sum of £8 : 5, in full of his ace', against this Con>oration a: 
p' the said Accl sworn to & allowed of by this Board. 



loo MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

•^ Ordered the like to David Mathews Esq^ or order the 

Sum of £9 : 7, in full of his Account for so much money 

.f^ -V by him advanced for this Corporation; as p^ his said Ac- 

^ ' count audited by the Committee & allowed of by this Board. 



City of 7 ^^ ^ At a Common Council held at the City 

Ncw-Yorkj * Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 2? 



SS: 

Day of August Anno Dcmti : 1775. 
Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 



y Esq'f Aid" 






Jn? Watts Jun'^ Esq^ Recorder 

Fran? Filkin 

Benj! Blagge 

And^ Gautier 

George Brewerton 

W? Waddell 

Jn? Abeel 

Benj? Huggett L A * t 

Theop? Hardenbrook | 
And?' Hamersly J 

Ordered by this Board that a Number of Printed Notes to the 
Value of £2600 be immediately struck, of the Several Denominations 
following viz*: 

3000 . . of 8. £1200 

4000 . . of 4 800 

5000 . . of 2 500 

2000 . . of 1 100 



£2600 
\4Sf\ which Notes when signed are to be applied towards carrying on 
the New-York Water Works. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N of this City to pay to Francis Child or order the Sum of 

291 1 £40 : 18 : 3 in full of his Acct for Victualling sundry Crim- 

( Issued) inals and other Expences attending the New Goal from the 

24*l'of March to the 24*^ Day of June last; as p^ his said 

Ace! Audited by the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to M*^! Elizabeth Shirreff or Order the Sum 

N. of $40 in full for one Year's Interest of her Bond for £800 from 

2912 this Corporation due the 23** Day of July last. (Issued to M' 

Van Dam) 









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OF THE CITY OF NEW 1?0RK loi 

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•• • • 

• • • • 

• • • • 

City of ) «« . At a Common Council Jj^ld at. the City 

New York J ' hall of the said City on Wednesd&y the 23^ 

Day of Aug«* 1775. **• //;.• . 



• • • 
• •• 



>-Esq" Aid? 



•\ 



Present Whitehead Hicks Esq"" Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benj? Blagge 
AndT Gautier 
George Brewerton 
W? Waddel 
David Mathews 
Jn? Abeel 

Tu « u J u 1 > Assistants 

Theop? Hardenbrook 

Henry Brevort ^ 

[488] Ordered that the Assize of Bread be till further order, Flour at 
20/ ^ Cent. 

A white loaf of the finest flour to weigh i*^ iSyi^^ for 4 coppers 

And further ordered that no other Bread be made for Sale within 
this City, than according to the above Assize (hard Biscuits only ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within the same take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread accordingly. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? of this City to pay to Solomon Myers Cohen & Co : or order 

2913 the Sum of £112 14 lyyi out of the Watch & Lamp 

(Issued) Money) for a Quantity of Oil sold this Corporation as p^ 

the Ace* thereof sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

*- Ordered the like to John Myer or order the Sum of 

£1 : 4 in full of his Account for Cleaning the Well & mend- 

.j • ^v ing the Pump in the Goal Yard; as p^ the said Acct audited 

by the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
N £45 : 10 : 9 (out of the Watch & Lamp money) in full of his 
2915 Account for money due to himself & sundry others for Watch- 
Issued ing this City, as P^ the said Acct audited by the Committee, 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

N Ordered the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 

3916 £49 : 8 (as above) 



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MIOT>xfe5*0F THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Mo • [V.^?J Ordered the like to Obadiah Wells or Order the Sum 
\ of £9 : 6 : 8 in full of his Account for Paint, Lead & Glass 
.^'v^^^ ••'&c: sold to this Corporation as p^ his said Acct audited by 
•..'. • ^ the Committee sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



• • . 



• •• • • 

• • • 



Ordered the like to Jacobus Stoutenburgh or order the 
N^ Sum of £64 : 17 : i, in full of his Ace! for Work done to 

2918 several of the Fire Engines & for his Salary in Cleaning & 
(Issued) taking Care of the Same, as p^ his said Acct audited by the 

Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Alcx'^ Moncrieff or order the Sum of 
N** £47 : 9 in full of his Acct for Victualling sundry Vagrants 

2919 & for other Expences attending the Bridewell as p^ his 
(Issued) said Accl audited by the Committee, sworn to and allowed 

by this Board. 

Ordered that such Repairs as shall be conceived necessary, be made 
to the Wharf or Landing Place for the Boats from Pecks Slip on 
Nassau Island with all convenient Speed. 

Ordered that the Drain under the Fish Market which has latelv 
fallen in, be repaired immediately. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 2920 of this City to pay to Nathaniel Stilwill or Order the Sum of 

£10 : 13 : 6 in full of his ace! against this Corporation &c : 



[496] City of ) ^^ ^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New- York J ' Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

6^ day of Sepf Anno Dom : 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

John Watts Jun^ Esq' Recorder 
Fraf Filkin 



>^ Esq'? Ald« 



Benj^ Blagge 

Andr Gautier 

George Brewerton 

W" Waddel 

David Mathews 

John Abeel 

Benj? Hugget . . . 

Theop? Hardenbrook Assistants 

Henry Brevort J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 103 

OitraiRED by this Board, that M*^ Mayor & Mf Recorder be the Sign- 
ers of the printed Notes of the Water Works of the Denomination of 
Eight Shillings & one Shilling: and that Aid™ Waddel & the Chamber- 
lain sign those of the Denomination of four Shillings and two Shillings. 



Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

of this City, to pay to Johannes Myer, messenger & Door- 

i^^A\ keeper to this Board or Order the Sum of £3 : 15 for one 

quarter's Salary due unto him & ending the 28*** Aug'* last. 



N 



(Issued) 



[4Pi'\ City of )oo. ^'^ ^ Common Council held at the 

New York V * Dwelling House of John Simmons Inn- 

holder, on Friday the 15^ day of Sep^ Anno 
Dom. 1775 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
John Watts Jun' Esq"" Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benj? Blagge 
AndT^ Gautier 
George Brewerton 
W? Waddel 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Benj? Hugget 
Theop? Hardenbrook 
Henry Brevort 
And^ Hamersly ^ 



>► Esq'? Aid"? 



>- Assistants 



Whereas by an Act of the Legislature of this Province made and 
passed the Sixteenth Day of February 1771 and lately revived, en- 
titled "an Act for the better Regulation of the Election of Officers in 
the City of New York chosen by Virtue of the Charters granted to the 
said City and other Purposes therein mentioned," It is therein enacted 
and ordained, that the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of 
New York or the major Part of them, shall and may on such Day in 
the month of September in every Year as to themselves shall seem 
meet, at least eight Days before the Day of Election, fix upon a Proper 
Place, [49y\ in each respective Ward, where such Election shall be 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



held, and nominate and appoint a fit and discreet Person for each 
respective Ward in the said City, to preside at, and be the returning 
Officer of the said Election of the said Officers, which shall be chosen 
for the said City, in the said Month of September for the Year next 
ensuing to see that the same be fairly Conducted & had, and to return 
the officers that shall be duly chosen ; which Person so to be nominated 
and appointed for each Ward shall be a Resident in the Ward for 
which he shall be so appointed and a Freeholder there, or a Freeman 
of the said City; This Board therefore, in Pursuance of the said 
Law, do hereby nominate and appoint the several Persons hereinafter 
mentioned (they being respectively qualified according to the Direc- 
tions of the aforesaid Act) to preside at and be the returning Officers 
of the Election of Officers for this City for the Year ensuing, each for 
the Ward for which he is so appointed and that the Place of Election 
in the said respective Wards be as follows, to wit, 

r At the Building intended 
Jacob Van Voorhees, < for a Market between 

(^ Mesier & Thurman's Slip, 
Cha? Nicoll, 
Theod? V : Wyck, 
Anth? L Bleecker 
Isaac Stoutenburgh, 
Joseph Bull, 
W? Beekman, 



West Ward, 



South Ward, 
Dock Ward, 
East Ward, 
North Ward, 
Monty Ward, 
Out Ward, 



At the Exchange [493] 
Coenties Market, 
Coffee House Bridge, 
City Hall, 

Peck's Slip Market, 
The House of Jn? Fowler. 



The Clerk produced to this Board a Release from this Corporation 
to his Excellency William Tryon Esq^ for a Peice of Ground at the 
lower End of Pearl Street for the Purpose of Enlarging the Battery, 
which being read was approved of, and the Seal being thereto affixed, 
ORDERED that the same be signed by M^ Mayor and delivered to his 
said Excellency. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



I OS 



City of )cc. 

New Yorkr "^"^ • 



I 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 22i 
Day of September Anno Dom: 1775. 



Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 



Francis Filkin 
Benj? Blagge 
George Brewerton 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
And^ Hamersly 
Peter T Curtenius 



"N 



j^Esq^^f Aid™ 






>^ Assistants 



N 
2922 



[494] Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of the City of New- York to pay to John Simmons or order the 
Simi of £29 : 2 : 6, in full of his two Accounts agt this Cor- 
poration for Expences attending the Committee of the Water 
Works & other Committies of this Corporation 

Ordered the like to John Faulkner or Order the Sum of 
£44 13:9 (out of the Watch & Lamp money) in full of 
his Account for Money due to himself and Sundry others for 
Watching this City, as p^ the said Account audited by the 
Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
£49 :o :o (as above). 

Ordered the like to George Remsen Or Order, the 
Sum of £6 : 15 in full of his Account for Work done by 
his Serv't for this Corporation as p^ his said Acct audited 
by the Committee sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Evert Byvanck Jun^ or Order, the 
Sum of £5 : 16 : 8 in full of his acct for a Quantity of Nails 
sold to this Corporation, as pf his said ace!, audited by the 
Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Isaac Johnson Or Order, the Sum 
of £3 : 13 : 9 in full of his Account for Work done for 
this Corporation as R his said Acct audited, sworn to & 
allowed of by this Board 

[495] Ordered the like to W? Leach or Order the Sum of 
£4 : o : o in full of his Ace* for sweeping & Cleaning the 
Fly Market, &c as p^ said Acct audited by the Committee, 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



N 

2923 

Issued 



N? 2924 
Issued 

N 

2925 

(Issued) 

N 

2926 

(Issued) 

N 

2927 

(Issued) 

N? 

2928 

(Issued) 



io6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Alderman Brewcrton informed this Board that M^ Jacob Van 
Voorhees, who was appointed to preside at, and be the Returning Offi- 
cer of the Election of Officers in the West Ward of this City for the 
Year ensuing is now in the Country and will not probably return timely 
enough to serve at the said Election ; Ordered therefore that Nicholas 
Bogert be & he hereby is appointed to preside at the said Election of 
Officers for the said West-Ward, which is to be held at the Place in- 
tended for a Market between Mesiers & Thurman's Slips, on Friday 
the 29*** of Sep^ instant, and also to be the returning Officer of the said 
Election in the Room & Stead of the said Jacob Van Voorhees. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be till further Order, Flour at 
15 5^ Cwt, as follows viz! 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh i^ 14°' for four Coppers 

And further ordered that no Bread be made for Sale within this 
City, than according to the above Assize (hard Biscuits only excepted) 
and that all Bakers within the Same take Notice thereof, and make 
their Bread accordingly. 

[4SXi] City of ) «« At a Common Council held at the City 

New York} ^^' Hall of the said City on Friday the 29*1* of 

Sep^ Anno Dom. 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
Jn? Watts Jun^ Esq' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
And^ Gautier 
George Brewerton Jun' 
WT Waddell 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
And?^ Hamersly 
Peter T Curtenius 

Conformable to his Majesty's Royal Charter, granted to the 
Mayor, Aldermen & Commonalty of the City of New York, and agree- 
able to an Act of the Legislature of this Province, entitled "an Act for 
the better Regulation of the Election of Officers in the City of New 
York chosen by Virtue of the Charters granted to the said City and 
other Purposes therein mentioned," for Electing this Day, one Alder- 
man, one Assistant, two Assessors one Collector and two Constables 



> Esq" AldT 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



107 



in the Six Wards to the Southward of Fresh Water; and one Alder- 
man, one Assistant, four Assessors two Collectors & four Constables 
for the Out Ward of the said City, to serve in the respective Offices 
for the Year ensuing, the respective returning Officers of each Ward 
made [497} a Return this Day under their Hands of the several Per- 
sons chosen to serve in the several Offices following, vizt 



David Mathews 
Henry Brevoort 
Thomas Witter 
Daniel Phoenix 
W? Elsworth 
Ab? Van Gelder 
Rich^ Herbert 
George Brewerton 
Peter T Curtenius 
John Montanje 
Aaron Gilbert 
Peter Kirby 
W? Day & 
Thof Stagg 
W« Waddcll 
Stephen Terhune 
Akx^ Ogsbury 
Edward Prior 
Anthony Adccrly 
Anthony Ackerly 
Moses Sherwood 
Francis Filkin 
John Abeel 
Tho? Brookman 
Adam Gilchrist 
John Martin 
John Martin 
Jacob Pozcr 

[^pS] Andrew Gautier 
And5 Hamersly 
Ab? Brinckerhoff 
Garrit Harsen 
Jaf Creighton 
John Sydall 

sick Michael Hays 



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 



>^East Ward 



^ 
^ 



^West Ward. 



VNortfi Ward. 



y 
^ 



y South Ward. 



>-Dock Ward. 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



"» «i » 



JJcnj? Blagge 
William Dc Peyster 
Peter Riker 
Francis Van Dyck 
Arnout Cannon 
Arnout Cannon 
Daniel Goldsmith 
Nicholas Bayard 
Anthony Rutgers 
Ab*? Beekman 
Henry Rutgers Jun' 
Tho? White 
Thomas White 
John Falkner 
Jacob Nagle 
Isaac Day 
Henry V: Bremer 
Henry Van Bremer 
Ab*r Myers 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 

[ Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



>. Monty Ward 



J 

N 



>.Out Ward 



Resolved that the Hon**J« Jn? Harris Cruger be, and he is hereby 
elected & appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation for 
the Yearr Ensuing, he giving such Security as the Law directs. 
\499\ M^ Mayor appoints Patrick Walsh high Constable of the City 
& County of New York 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City to pay to Will?* Mitchell or Order the 
Sum of Five Pounds for one Quarters Sallary due unto 



N? 
2929 



him as publick Whipper of this City the 5*^ October next. 



City 
New 



ityof ) 
vYorkf 



SS: 



Present 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 
9*1* Day of October 1775. 

Whitehead Hicks Esqf Mayor 

Francis Filkin 

Benj? Blagge 

And?^ Gautier 

George Brewerton 

W« Waddell 

Benjamin Hugget 

Thcop? Hardenbrook 

Henry Brcvort 

Peter T Curtenius 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N of this City, to pay to Andrew Gautier Esqr or order the Sum 
3930 of £26:7 :y in full of his Account for Monies by him ad- 
vanced & paid for this Corporation ; as P' his said Accl 
dited by the Committee & allowed of by this Board, 

Ordered the like to Mess"? Hardenbrook ft [500] 
Dominick or Order the Sum of £17 : 8 : s'/i for divers 
Quantities of Timber, Board & Plank sold to this Cor- 
poration; as P' their said AccI audited by the Committee 
& allowed by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Sebastian Lucas or order the Sum 
of £14 : 12 in full of his ace* for Smith's Work done for 
the new Goal & Bridewell, as P' his said ace!, audited 
the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this board 

Ordered the like to John Balthazer Dash or order the 
Sum of £27 : o : 1 1 in full of his Acci for making & mend- 
ing several Lamps &c ; as pf said Acct audited by the Com- 
mittee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Robert Harding or order the Sum 
of £6 : iS ; 10 in full of his Account for Work done for 
this Corporation ; as Pf the said Account, audited by the 
Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to AbT Revier or order the Sum ol 
£467 : 18 :g'/i m full for the Balance of his Acct against 
this Corporation for Building the Dock at tlie Nortb 
River as P' the said Acci audited by the Committee, sw 
to and allowed of by this Board. 
[501] Ordered the like to VV? Waddell Esq' or order 
Sum of £13 : 9 : 4 in full of his accS for Money by him 
vanccd & paid for this Corporation, as pr said Accl auditcAl 
by the Committee, and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Jonathan Skinner or order the 
Sum of £36 : 8 ; 1 1 in full of his Account for Work done 
for Ihifl Corporation as P* his said Ace! audited by tJie 
Comniiltcc, sworn to and allowed of by tliis Board 

Ordkrr the like to James Hill or order the Sum 
£2:11 in full of his Ace! for Painter & Glawr'a Work d( 
for this Corporation as P' his Said Acci audited by the Com^ 
mittee, sworn to and alU^wed of by this Board. 



N 

2931 
(Issued) 

N 

2932 

(Issued) 

N" 

2933 

(Issued) 

N 

2934 
Issued 



2935 
(Issued) 



N 

2936 

(Issued) 

N 

2937 

(Issued) 

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no MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

N OsDBREsy the like to Thomas Fisher or order the Sum 

2939.: of £30 in full for one Years Interest of his Bond for £600 

(Issued) front this Corporation due the 22^ day of September last 



[502] City of ) Q^ At a Common Council held at the City 

N^w York J ' hall of the said City on Saturday the 14^* 

Day of October 1775 

Pk-etent' Whitefaead Hides Eacf liMiyoir 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
Geoiire Br«wertoir Lem^aW-^ 

David.. Mathews. 
Nichf Bayard 
Jphh Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
Andf Hamersly 
Peter *T Curtenius 
Ahthony Rtltg^ers 
W^'DcPfeyster 
Stephen- Terhune 

This Day, M^ Mayor, attended by the Sheriff and several of the 
Aldermen between the Hours of eleven, ft twelve oOdck in the Fore- 
noon at the City Hall went from thence to the House of his Excel- 
lency WS* Tryon Esq^ Captain General & Governor in Chief in & 
over the Province of New York &c: where the Oaths appointed by 
Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance & 
Supremacy, the Test & Abjuration Oath, in the presence of and by 
Order of his said Excellency, were administred unto Whitehead Hicks 
Esq^ as Mayor, Water Bailiff and Qerk of the Markets of the same 
City ft Justice of the Peace, in [503] the Presence of the aforesaid 
several members of this Corporation; whereupon the said Mayor 
attended as aforesaid, returned to the City Hall, where after the 
Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation made for Silence, the Com- 
mission of Mayor, Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets, the 
Commissions of high Sheriff & Coroner were published : this Court then 
returned to the Common Council Chamber, where the said Whitehead 
Hicks Esq^ was placed in the Chair, who then & there, as Mayor of 
this Corporation, administred the Oaths aforesaid appointed to be 



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taken by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance & 
Supremacy, the Test & Abjuration Oath, and the usual Oaths, for the 
due Execution of their respective offices unto the respective Magis- 
trates & Officers following Vizi 
Francis Filkin 
Benj* Blagge 
George Brewerton 
W? Waddell 
David Mathews 
Nich? Gayard 

To John Harris Cruger Esq^ Treasurer or Chamberlain o£ this 
Corporation, he having entered into Bond (which tliia Bo»ai>:ap' 
proves o£) for the due Execution of his office 
To- John- Roberta Esqf Sheriff 

To Edward Blagge Esq' Coroner 

To Patrick Walsh high Constable A to the following: 

Petty Constables 



[504] _ Abraham Van Gelder J „ 

ab. Richard Herbert 
Moses Sherwood 
ab. Anthony AckeHv 
W? Day & 
Thoe Stagg 
John Martin 
Jacob Pozer 
John Sydal 
ab. Michael S Hays 
Amout Cannon 
rcfus'd to qualify Dan] Goldsmith 
Thomas White 
John Faulkner 
ab Henry V Bremer 
ab Ab? Myers 

Ordered that Aid"? Nicholas Bayard and Mess" Anthony Rutgers, 
W? De Peyster & Stephen Terliune be appointed to all such Commit- 
tees of this Corporation, as their Predecessors were appointed to. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
2940 of this City, to pay to Alexf Moncrieff or order the Sum of 
(Issued) £20 to be by him laid out in purchasing Wood for the Use 
of the Bridewell, 



East Ward 



North. Ward 



;.Wcst Ward 



South Ward 



Dock Ward 



Monf Ward 



Out Ward 



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Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
2941 to pay David Mathews [505] Esq*^ or order the Sum of 
Issued £1:11 for so much by him paid to James Ford for work 
done at the Fly Market. 

Ordered the like to John Simmons or order the Sum of 
N. £3 : 9 : o in full of his Acct against this Corporation ; as p^ 
2942 his said Ace! audited by the Committee & allowed of by this 
Board. 

Ordered the like to Ab?* Van Gelder or order the Sum 

2943 of £61 : 6 : 6 in full of his Acct for money by him paid to 

(Issued) the Lamp Lighters for Lighting the City Lamps, &c &c & 

also the further Sum of £13 for Money by him laid out in 

purchasing Wood for this Corporation ; as p^ the said Ace*? allowed of 

by this Board. 

Qty of ) ^^ ^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New Yorkf * Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 17^^ of 

October 1775. 

Prest Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
George Brewerton . , 

W« Waddell r ^ • 

David Mathews 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
Peter T Curtenius 
W*r DTeyster 
Stephen Terhune 






>- Assistants 



[506"] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N. of this City to pay to John Faulkner or Order the Sum of £45 : 

2944 18 : 9 (out of the Lamp & Watch-Money) in full of his Acct for 
money due to himself & others for Watching this City, as P^ 

the said Acci audited by the Committee sworn to and allowed of by 
this Board (Issued to Pat% Walsh) 

N Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 

2945 £45 : 18 : 9 (as above Issued to D^) 



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City ol I ^,« At a Common Council held at the City 

New York j Hall of the said City on Thursday the 2^ 

Day of November 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benj? Blagge 
Andrew Gautier 
W» Waddell 
George Brewerton 
David Mathews 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
AndT^ Hamersly 
Peter T Curtenius 
Anthony Rutgers 
W?> De Peyster 






>* Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
X® this City to pay to George Brewerton Esq*^ or order the Sum of 

2946 £6 : 3 : 8 in full of his Account for Monies by him advanced 

for this Corporation 

N \5of\ Ordered the like to Samuel Frances or Order the Sum of 

2947 £6 : 7 : o in full of his acct against this Corporation 

T,,^ Ordered the like to Samuel Bell or Order the Sum of 

N** 

Q £4 : II : 10 in full of his Account for Smith's Work done 

,f^ IV for this Corporation, as P^ his said Ace! sworn to, & allowed 
(issued) ^fi^y^jg B^^rj 

N. Ordered the like to John Norns or order, the Sum of £3 : 

2949 10 : in full of his Accl ag! this Corporation 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further order as follows, viz! 
Assize of Bread, Flour at 20/ ^ Cwl 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh i^ : 8>4°* 

And further orderkd that no other Bread be made for Sale within 
this City than according to the above Assize (hard Biscuits only ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within the Same take Notice thereof, and 
make their Bread accordingly. 

Ordered that the Clerk of this Board give Notice to such of the 
Managers of the Bridewell Lottery that have Debts outstanding on 
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114 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Acd of the said Lottery, that this Corporation being now much in 
Want of money to carr}' on the Building of the said Bridewell, are de- 
sirous that the said Debts be collected in immediately, and that the 
said managers prosecute, without delay such Persons as shall neglect 
to discharge the same. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N® of this City to pay to [508] Johannes Myer Messenger & 

2950 Doorkeeper to this Board or Order the Sum of £12 for ex- 

(Issued) traordinary Services by him done the last year for this 

Corporation 

N: Ordered the like to Mary Burke or order the Sum of £25, 

2951 for a Years Interest of £500 due the 7^ of May last. 

Ordered the like to Hugh Gaine or order the Sum of 

N. £35 for a Years Interest of £700, (had on Bond by this Cor- 

2952 poration from Rich? Waldron deceased, which Bond now 

(Issued) belongs to the said Hugh Gaine) which Interest became 

due the 7't» of May last; and also the further Sum of £70 

for 2 years Interest of £700 had on bond by this Corporation from W? 

M?Leod, which Bond now belongs to the said Hugh Gaine, & which 

Interest became due this Day 



[509] City of ) ^^, , At a Common Council held at the City 



:ityof ) ^ 
New-Yorkj^^' Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 14*^ 

Day of November Anno Dom: 1775 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 
Benjamin Blagge ^ 

Andrew Gautier „ ,- aij«. 

W»WaddeI j^EsqfAld- 

George Brewerton 



Henry Brevort 
Peter T Curtenius 
And?^ Hamersly 
W? De Peyster 



I 



>. Assistants 



Ordered that AldT Brewerton be a signer of the Water Work Dol- 
lar Notes in the Room of M^ Recorder, who being at present unwell 
can not do that Business. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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[510] City of ) c c . At a Common Council held at the City 

New-York J ' Hall of the said City on Thursday the 23? of 

November Anno Dom : 1775. 



Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
Benjamin Blagge 
Andy Gautier 
George Brewerton 
W? Waddell 
David Mathews 
Andrew Hamersly 
W?* De Peyster 
Anthony Rutgers 
Stephen Terhune 



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Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N. of this City to pay to Jacob Qock or Order the Sum of 

2953 £42 : 19 : 9, in full of his Account for Work by him done 

(Issued) for this Corporation as P*^ his said Account audited by the 

Committee sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 

^^ Ordered the like to Isaac J Stoutenburgh or Order the 

Sum of £4 : 12 : 6 in full of his Account for Qeaning & 
(J \^\ Setting one of the Fire Engines &c: as P^ his said Account 
audited by the Committee and allowed of by this Board. 



N 



Ordered the like to William Leetch or Order the Sum of 
£3 ^ 5 in full of his Acct for sweeping the Fly Market for 
/J \s\ 8 Weeks as P^ said Account audited by the Committee and 
allowed of by this Board. 

[51/] Ordered the like to John R Mesier or order the Sum 
N® of £55 : 19 : 9, in full of his Acct for Money by him ad- 

2956 vanced & paid for this Corporation ; to several Cartmen for 
(Issued) filling up the Dock belonging to this Corporation at the 

North River. 

Ordered the like to Adolph Benson or Order the Sum of 

2957 ^5 * ^ >" ^^^' ^^ h^^ '^^^* ^^^ work done upon the publick 
(Issued) Roads ; as P^ said Ace! audited by the Committee sworn to^ 

and allowed of by this Board. 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Ordered the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 

N«2958 £48 : 12 (out of the Lamp & Watch Money) in full of his 

Issued Account for money due to himself & others for Watching 

this City as P^ the said Acct audited by the Committee 

sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



N«2959 



Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh, or order the Sum of 
£45 : 18 : 9 (as above) 



^^f' Ordered the like to James Selover or order the Sum of 

T ^\^^ ^ * ^9 *^' *" ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^" ^^^ ^'^ ^^^^ ^ Trouble in 
^ Attending the Guard House on the Battery &c : 



N®296i 
(Issued 



Ordered the like to Davis Hunt or order the Sum of 
£3 : 2 : o in full of his acct for keeping in Repair the Engine 
belonging to the Out Ward &c as p^ said Acct audited by the 
Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this board. 



^^ \5i2\ Ordered the like to John Myer or order the Sum of 
^^. £9 : 8 : 6 in full of his Account for so much Money by him 
^ ' advanced for the Use of this Corporation 



N°2963 
(Issued) 



N. 

2964 

(Issued) 



N 
(Issued) 



N 

2966 

(Issued) 



Ordered the like to John Robins Mesier Ex^ of Ab™ 
Mesier deceased or order the Sum of £31 : 19 : i in full 
of their Acct agt this Corporation for sundry Goods sold 
to this Board by the said Ab™ Mesier in his life Time. 

Ordered the like to Francis Child or order the Sum of 
£35 : 17 :o, in full of his Acct for Victualling sundry 
Prisoners &c: from the 25 of June 1775, to ^^e 25 Septem- 
ber last as pT his said Acct audited by the Committee, sworn 
to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Alexander Moncrieff or Order the 
Sum of £42 : 12 : 9>4 for Money by him expended on Acct 
of the Bridewell, including his Salary as p*^ said Acct au- 
dited by the -Committee, sworn to & allowed of by this 
Board. 

Ordered the like to George Bell or Order the Sum of 
£1 : 9 : 6, in full of his Acct for a Quantity of Boards sold 
this Corporation as p<^ his said Acct audited by the Commit- 
tee, sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

v» t5^jl Ordered the like to Ab? Van Gelder or Order the 

^J Sum of £3 : 13 :6, in full of Ms Account for money by 

..^^\ him advanced for this Corporation, in purchasing Wood 

^ ' for the City Guard 

Ordered the like to Samuel Balding or order the Suml 



2968 
(Issued) 



Corporation : as pf his said Account audited by the Coromit-J 
tee, sworn to & allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to George Stanton or order the Sum oi] 
£21 : 16 :4 in full of his Ace'- for Work Done to a Fire En-1 
gine &c. as P* his said Ace! audited by the CommitteeiB 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board 

N Ordered the like to John Abeel or order the Sum of-i 

2970 £io in Consideration of Extraordinary Services by him dom 
(Issued) for this Corporation 



N 

2969 

(Issued) 



Nf297i 
(Issued) 



Ordered the like to Phcebe Barnes or order the Sum otl 
£30 for a Years Interest on her Bond from this CorporalionI 
due the 2^ of Nov' Instant. 



„^ Ordesed the like to Philena Barnes or order the Sum ofL 

/i<.«Li\ ^^5 ^*"' * Years Interest on her Bond from this Corpora-J 
tjon due the 2^ of Nov* Instant 



(Issued) 



l5'■^^ Ordhred that David H. Mellows be appointed Foreman of the 
Fire Engine belonging to the Out Ward in the Room of Jn? Quacken- 
boss who belongs to the Continental Army, Cornelius Bennct in the 
Room of the said David Henry Mellows, and Peter Van der Hooff in J 
the Room of John Stout. I 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treasurer 

S° 2973 of this Citj- to pay to Stephen Allen the Sum of £10, being 

(Issued) what this Board agreed to give him for keeping the new 

Road in Repair for one Year. 

y,^ Ordered the like to John Dikeman Esq' or Order ttic^ 

I I ^""' <>' "4 :? : 1. f*"" so much by him advanced for thiij 

CorporatJon for Expcnces attending the Publick Roads te j 



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I5/5] City of ) 
New-york^ 



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N«2975 
(Issued) 

N 

2976 

(Issued) 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the iK Day 
of December Anno Dom: 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 
Jn? Watts Jun*" Esq'' Recorder 
Francis Filkin "^ 

Benj? Blagge 
George Brewerton 
W« Waddell 
David Mathews 
Nichf Bayard 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
Andy Hamersly 
Peter T Curtenius 
W?» De Peyster 
Stephen Terhune 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City to pay to Robert Hull or order the Sum of 
£9 : 7 : 6 in full of his Acct against this Corporation. 

Ordered the like to Ab? Van Gelder or Order the Sum 
of £7 : 3 : 10 to be paid by him to the several Constables, 
in such proportion as the same was advanced & expended 
by them in pursuit of the Men who robbed Thomas Ash 
some time since. 



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[5itf] City of 
New York 

Present. 



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At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 5^* of 
Dec^ 1775 

Whitehead Hicks Esq^ Mayor 

Francis Filkin 

Benjamin Blagg 

AndT Gautier 

Geo: Brewerton 

W7 Waddle 

Nicholas Bayard 

Henry Brevoort 

AndT Hamersly 

Peter T : Curtenius 

W*? Depeystcr 

Stephen Terhune 



>-Esq*'? Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 119 

Ordered that the assize of Rye bread, be as follows flour at 10/ P^ 
hundred, a Rye loaf to weigh 2}^^ for 4 Coppers 

And further ordered that no other Rye Bread be made for Sale 
within this City, than according to the Above, and that all Bakers 
within the Same, take notice thereof and make their bread accordingly 

Orderd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N® urer of this City to pay to Abraham Van Gelder the Sum of 
2977 £25 the same to be by him Employed, and paid away to the 
(Issued) Several Persons who were aiding and assisting in the Ap- 
prehending of two felons the 26*? of November 1774, agre- 
able to a Report of a Committee of this board filed this day. 

j^^ Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant as above to pay to 

^1 Johannis Myer messenger and doorkeeper to this board or 
T^^^ order the Sum of £3 : 15 for a Quarters Sallary due unto 
him and ending the 28*? of November last 



[517] City of ^ ^^ ^ At a Common Council held at the City 

New- York J ' Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 19^ 

Day of December 1775. 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 



Btnj? Blagge . ^,j„ 

AndT Gautier i 



J 



>► Assistants. 



Nich? Bayard 
Henry Brevort 
Andr Hamersly 
Peter T Curtenius 
W«? De Peyster 
Stephen Terhune 
Anthony Rutgers 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N to pay to John Faulkner or Order the Sum of £45 : 15 :9 

2979 (Out of the Lamp & Watch Money) in full of his Account 

(Issued) for Money due to himself & others for Watching this City 

as P^ the said Acct audited by the Committee sworn to and 

allowed of by this Board. 

M ^9nS^ Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order £45 : 18 : 9 

^^ (out of the Lamp & Watch Money) 



lao MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

^ Ordered the like to Andrew Hopper or order the Sum 

^^ £5 :6 : ij4 in full of his AccI for Smith's Work done for 

.f^ ,v this Corporation, as P*^ his said Ace* audited by the Com- 
mittee sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Stephen Terhune or order the Sum 
N? 2982 of £31 : 12 : II J4 in full of his Accl ag* this Corporation for 
Issued Work by him done as P*^ his said Ace! audited by the Com- 
mittee & allowed of by this Board 

[5/5] Anthony L Bleecker, who was appointed Presiding Officer at 
the Election of a Constable for the East Ward returned that at an 
Election held before him on the first Day of Dec*^ Ins*. Martin Parkinson 
was chosen a Constable of the said Ward in the Room of Rich4 Herbert. 

^^ Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

' of this City to pay to W? Mitchell or Order the Sum of £5 

vy j^x for one Quarters Salary due unto him as publick Whipper 

^ ^ of this City the 5^t» Day of January last. 



City of ) «^, At a Common Council held at the City 

New YorkV Hall of the said City on Friday the 5^^ Day 

of January 1776 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 

Benjamin Blagge 

Andrew Gautier 

George Brewerton 

David Mathews 

Jn? Abeel 

Henry Brevort L v • ^ . 

wirr. T\ r» * > Assistants 

W? De Peyster 

Stephen Terhune 



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Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City, to pay to Christopher Colles or Order 
the Sum of £10, which this Board agreed to allow him 
towards his Support for the last month. 

Ordered the like to Andrew Gautier Esq*" or Order the 
^^ Sum of £14 19:6 [519] for so much by him advanced & 

fJ^A\ P^^^ '^^ ^^^^ Corporation, in purchasing Provisions & Wood 
^ ^ for the Prisoners in the New Goal. 



N 

2984 
W: Issued 

N 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK lai 

N. Ordered the like to Tunis Somerindyck or Order the 

N. 2986 Sum of £3 : 10 in full of his Acct for Work done on the 
(Issued) publick Roads. 

Ordered by this Board that a Number of printed Notes for carry- 
ing on the water works to the Value of £2000 be immediately struck, 
of the several Denominations following, Vizt 

2500 - 8/ each £1000 

2500 - 4/ each 500 

5000 - 2/ each 500 

£2000 

And further Ordered that M*^ Recorder & Aid?* Brewerton be 
Signers of the Dollar Bills, & that Aid™ Waddell & the Chamberlain 
sign these of the denomination of four shillings & two shillings. 

Ordered that the Qerk of this Board insert, an Advertisement in 
Gaine's Paper, that this Corporation will let & demise several unen- 
closed Lots of Ground situate in Queen Street in Mont^ Ward which 
have been paved by their Order (the Expence of which having not 
been paid by the Proprietors thereof) pursuant to an Act of Assembly 
for that Purpose. 

[520] City of ) At a Common Council held at the City 

New York ;| Hall of the said City on Thursday the 11*^ 

Day of January 1776 

Present Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 
John Watts Jun*" Esq*" Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Benj* Blagge 
And?^ Gautier 
George Brewerton 
W? Waddell 
David Mathews 
Nich? Bayard 
Henry Brevort 
Peter T Curtenius 
Stephen Terhune 
W? De Peyster 



j^Esq" Aid™ 






I 



Assistants 



122 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the 
City of New York, convened in Common Council, and it is hereby or- 
dained by the Authority of the same, that the following Laws & Ordi- 
nances of this Corporation be established and continued, and remain 
in full Force & Virtue' for one Year from and after, the Date hereof, 
Viz! 

I. A Law for the due Observation of the Lord's Day called Sunday. 

2 A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Cor- 
poration. 

3 A Law to appoint sworn Surveyors of this City. 

4 A Law for the better preventing of Fire 
[521] 5. A Law for marking of Bread. 

6 A Law for Regulating Negroes, Mulattoes and other Slaves. 
7. A Law for regulating Carts & Cartmen 

8 A Law to regulate the office of Guagers of Liquors and Packers 
of Beef & Pork. 

9. A Law relating to making Freemen 

10 A Law for regulating the lying of Vessels in the Docks & Slips 
of this City and ascertaining the Rates to be paid for the same. 

11 A Law for preserving the Commons 

12 A Law for regulating and establishing Fees for the Inviters to 
Funerals 

13 A Law for paving and cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the City of New York, and for preventing Nusances within the 
Same. 

14 A Law for the better sweeping & cleansing the Streets, Lanes 
and Alleys within the City of New- York, and for the good Government 
of the Scavengers of the said City. 

15 A Law prohibiting Hawkers & Pedlars. 

16. A Law to regulate the Sale of Firewood in the City of New- 
York 

17 A Law for marking of Butter 

18 A Law for regulating of Fences. 

19 A Law for regulating of Midwives within the City of New- 
York. 

20 A Law for regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of the City of New- York 

[522] 21 A Law for the better Securing the City of New York from 
the Danger of Gun Powder. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



2 A Law Declaring to what Uses the Seal of this Corpor 
the SeaJ of (he Mayor's Court and the Seal of Mayoralty of Ihis City 
shall be put. 

23 A Law for regulating the publick markets within the City of 
New- York and for preventing the Forestalling of Provisions Coming 
to said Markets. 

24. A Law for the better Regulating of the publick Markets of the 
City of New-York. 

25. A Law to regulate the Sale of Fruit & Oysters within the City 
of New- York 

26. A Law to restrain and prohibit the giving or Selling of strong 1 
Liquors to any of the private Centinels of his Majesty's Garrison i 
the City of New -York. 

27 A Law to prevent Raffling in the City of New York. 

28 A Law to ascertain the Size of Apple Barrels and the Weight ] 
of Onions, that shall be brought to this City for Sale. 

29. A Law prohibiting the Sale of Hay by measure and for a 
pointing Inspectors. 

30. A I^w for appointing Inspectors of Hay brought to this City I 
for Sale, and to oblige the Weigh-Mastcrs to take an Oath of Office 

31. A Law for regulating the publick Slaughter House within j 
the City of New-York 
[5^3} 32 A Law to ascertain the Size, Dimensions &, Quality of] 
Staves, Heading, Hoops, Boards, Timber. Shingle and Plank, which | 
shall be brought to the City of New- York for Sale. 

33. A Law for regulating of Measurers in the City of New-York! 

Agreed that every Member of this Board, give his Attendance upon 
the Summons of the Mayor or Recorder within one Quarter of an 
Hour at least, after the Time appointed for holding a Common Council, 
and that if any M<'mber be not there by that Time, that he be Subject 
to a Fine of one Shilling for the first Quarter of an Hour, and a Shil- 
ling for the whole or any part of the next Quarter that shall elapse, so 
that the Fine in the whole do not exceed two Shillings; which Fine 
of two Shillings shall also be paid by such Member who shall not at- 
tend Euch Common Council to which he may be summoned unless he 
can allcdgc some reasonable Excuse for his Absence; and that th«j 
Gcrk of Ihis Board be Treasurer of the said Fines and keep an exact! 
Account thereof. 



124 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[524] City of ) ^« At a Common Council held at the Dwell- 

New Yorkj ing house of John Simmons in the South 

Ward of the said City [on Friday] the 19*^ 
day of January 1776. 

Present. Whitehead Hicks Esq*" Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
AndT Gautier 
Geo. Brewerton 
W™ Waddle 
Nich? Bayard 
John Abeel 
Peter T : Curtenius 
Stephen Terhune 
William D Peyster 



>^Esq" Aldermen 






I 



Assistant 



Whereas on the 5*? day of January Instant, Alderman Waddle & 
M^ Chamberlain were appointed to Sign & Number 2500 Bills of the 
Denomination of four Shillings, & 5000 bills of the Denomination of 
two Shillings each for Carrying on the water works in this City, and 
whereas the said Aid™ Waddle having this day excused himself to this 
Board from performing that Duty, It is therefore ordered that Aid? 
Bayard be appointed to execute that duty in his stead 

-^^ Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

^J of this City to pay to Christopher CoUes or order the 

-^yo/ further Sum of Ten pounds towards his Support of the 

^ Last month 

Orderd the like to Patrick Welch or order the Sum of £48 : 
N? 16 :o (out of the monies Raised for the Lamps and Watchmen) 
2988 in full of his ace*, for money due to himself and others, for watch- 
ing this City, from the 16*!' of December, to the I5*t» of January 
last as P*^ his said Account, Audited by the Committee, Sworn to and 
allowed of by this board (Issued to Faulkner). 

TsJo onRn ^^^^^ Orderd the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 
^^^^ £45 : 14 : 9 (out of the Lamps and Watch money) 

vT^ Orderd the like to Peter Burton or order the Sum of 

N9 2QQO 

(1 pA\ £5 :o :6 in full of his account, which is Audited by the 
Committee, and allowed of by this board. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 125 

^- Orderd the like to William Leetch or order the Sum of 

£3 : 13 : o in full of his account, Audited by the Committee, and 
^^ allowed of by this board. (Issued to Allan M^Dougall) 

^-^ Orderd the like to Samuel Bell or order the Sum of 

^o 2002 

.- ^v £1 : ID : 10 in full of his account, Audited by the G>mmit- 
tee Sworn to and allowed of by thi^ board 

Orderd the Like to William Leary or order the Sum of 

N? £1:0:0 for two Loads of wood by him advanced & paid for the 

2993 use of the City Militia Watch, as P^ his said Acct Audited by 

the Committee, and allowed of by this board. (Issued to Van 

Gelder) 

^^ Orderd the like to Mary De La Montagnie or order the 

T H^ ^""^ of £21 : 6 : o in full of her account, Audited by the Com- 
mittee, and allowed of by this board 



N? 



Orderd the like to Abraham Van Gelder or order 
the Sum of £7 : 18 : 6 for the like Sum by him advanced 
^V95 and paid by order of this Corporation as P'^ his said Acct. 
^ Audited by the Committee, and allowed of by this board 

Orderd the like to Ab? Van Gelder or order the Sum of 
N** £58 : 10 : o (out of the Lamp and Watch money) to be by 

2996 him paid to the several Lamp lighters for Lighting and 
(Issued) Cleansing the Cittys Lamps from the first day of September 

Last to the first day of December following as P^ his ace! 
Audited by the Committee and allowed of by this board 

[526] Orderd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N<* urer of this City, to pay to George Dominick or order the 

2997 Sum of £70 : 4 : ioj4 in full of his account for Carpenters 
(Issued) work done for the use of this Corporation as ^ his said 

acct Audited by the Committee, Sworn to and Allowed of 
by this board. 

Orderd the like to Obadiah Wells or order, the Sum of 
'^ £8 : 13 : 3 in full of his account for Glazing work done for 
(1^A\ ^'^ Corporation, as P^ his Said Ace! Audited by the Com- 
^ ^ mittee. Sworn to and Allowed of by this board 



126 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orderd the like to Francis Child or order the Sum of 
N? £41 : I : 3 in full of his account for Victualling Sundry 

2999 Prisoners and other Expences attending the New Goal 

W. Issued from the 2&^ day of September last to the 26*!* of Decem- 
ber following Inclusive as P^ his said Ace* Audited by the 
Committee, Sworn to and allowed of by this board. 



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

New YorkJ Hall of the said City on Friday the 2i of 

February Anno Dom 1776 

Present. Whitehead Hicks Esq'' Mayor 
John Wats Jun'' Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Geo: Brewerton 
W? Waddle 
David Mathews 
Nich? Bayard 
AndT Hamersly 
Henry Brevoort 
Peter T: Curtenius 
W*? Depeyster 
Stephen Terhune 



>^Esq'f Ald« 



>- Assistants 



xyo [5^71 Orderd the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

urer of this City, to pay to Richard Wenman or order the 
.-.^ .. Sum of £1 :3 :6 in full of his ace*, with this Corporation 
^ * as ^ said ace*, audited by this board & allowed of 

Orderd the like to Jacobus LefFerts or order the Sum of 
N? 3001 £7 : 1 1 : 4 for the like Sum by him advanced and paid for 
paving Burlings Slip. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Esq" Aid- 



City of ) cc At a Common Council I 

Ncw-YorkJ Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 20'S 

Day of February Anno Dom : 1776. 

Present David Mathews Esq"" Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benj* Blagge 
And? Gamier 
George Brewerton 
W-? Waddel 
Nicholas Bayard 
Jn° Abeel 
Henry Brevort 

Peter T Curtenius ^Assistants 

W™ D Peystcr 
Stephen Terhune J 

David Mathews Esq"" produced to this Board an Instrument i 
Writing, dated the 14'^ Day of February Instant, containing the Rcsij 
nation of Whitehead Hicks Esq' of the Offices of Mayor. Watcr-Bailiff 
and Clerk of the Markets of the City of New- York, to his Majesty our 
Sovereign !-ord George the Tliird, which Resignation appears to be 
entered on Record in the Secretary's Office of the Province of New- 
York in Lib: N? D of Commissions page 184; and thereupon the said 
David Mathews informed this Board, that in Consequence of the Resig- 
nation of the said Whitehead Hicks [5-?5] of the above mentioned Of- 
fices, his Excellency William Tryon Esq' has been pleased to appoint 
him to the said Offices of Mayor, Water-Bailiff and Clerk of the Mar- 
kets of the City of New York, and his Commission for the same being 
produced, was. after the Ringing of three Bells, openly published in the 
Presence of several of ihe members of this Corporation, which being 
done, the sai<l David Mathews was conducted to the Common Council 
Chamber, and placed in the Chair. 

Orderfd the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 

N this City to pay to Isaac Mead or order the sum of £13 : 

jooa 17 : 6 in full of his Acci (or Work done for this Corporation 

a,<i p' the said AccI audited hy the Committee, sworn to and 

allowed of by this Board. 



128 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

^^ Ordered the like to Jn? Bancker or order the Sum of 

£2 : i8 : 4, in full of his Ace! for Work done for this Cor- 
r«-,..^j\ poration; as P'' his said AccS audited by the Committee 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



(Issued) 



N 



Ordered the like to Robert Harding or order the Sum 
of £6 : 1 : 7, in full of his Ace*, for Work done for this Cor- 
j^^^ poration as p'' his said Acct audited by the Committee sworn 
to and allowed of by this Board 

N Ordered the like to George Brewerton or order the Sum 

3005 of £2 : ID : in full of his Acci for so much by him advanced 
Issued for this Corporation. 

[5-^J Ordered the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum 
N? of £49 (out of the Monies raised for the Lamps & Watch- 

3006 men) in full of his Accl for money due to himself and oth- 
(Issued) crs, for Watching this City, from the 16*? of January last. 

to the I5*^ of February Ins^ as p*" his said Ace! audited by 
the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board 

Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 

N® £45 : 16 : 6 (out of the Monies raised for the Lamps & Watch- 

3007 men in full of his Ace! for money due to himself & others) for 

watching this City, as p^ his acct &c (Issued to John Faulkner.) 

^ Ordered the like to Solomon Myers Cohen & C? or order 

\. the Sum of £187 : 3 : 10 in full of his Ace! for a Quantity 
.J ,v of Oil sold to this Corporation; as p^ paid Ace! audited by 
the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

^^ Orderd the like to David Devore or order the Sum of £10 14 

in full of his Acct for Work done for this Corporation on the 
^^^ public Road ; as pf the said Ace! allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Messi Harderibrook & Dominick or 
N® order the Sum of £14 : 19 : 7 in full of their Ace! for sundry 
3010 Quantities of Timber sold this Corporation ; as p^ their said Ace! 
audited by the Committee sworn to and allowed of by Board 



^^ Ordered the like to James Selover or order the Sum of 

£13 : 10 19 in full of his Ace! against this Corporation; 
as pf his said Ace! audited by the Committee, sworn to and 



301 1 



allowed of by this Board. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

[5jro] Ordered the like to Ab" Van Gcldcr or order the 
K" Sum of £38 : 18 (out of the monies &c to be by him paid 

3012 to the several Lamp Lighters for lighting the City Lamps 
(Issued) from the Day of December last to the first Day of 

Feb** Instant; as p' said Acci Audited by the Committee 
and allowed of by this Board 

Ordered the like to Alexander Moncrieff or order tl 
N Sura of £50 : 6 : 9 in full of his Ace! for sundry Expenco' 

3013 attending the Bridewell including a Quarters Salary due to 
Issued him the ji'i day of January last: as pf his said ace! audited 

by the Committee, sworn to & allowed of by this Board. 



■4 

to I 



N 



Ordered the like to John Slidcl or order the Sum ofl 
£7 : 8 : 1, in full of his Acct for sundry Boxes of Candle*'- 
..^ \, sold to this Corporation ; as p' his said Ace! audited by the 
^ " Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board, 



N» 



Ordered the like to Fred's Ransier or Order the Sum of 
£t : 19 :6, in full of his Account for Work done for this 



.. ^. Corporation as p"" said Accl audited by the Committee and 
^ ■^ allowed of by this Board. 



No 
3016 



Ordered the like to W™ Waddel Esq"" or order the Sui 

of £3 : 4 to be by him laid out in purchasing necessaries fori 

Charles Prosser, in Consideration of Services by him donel 



^ '' for this Corporation. 



M 153'] Ordered the like to George Willis or order, the Sum 1 

of £3 : 13 :6, in full of his Account for Work by him I 
..^ ^,, done for this Corporation as p' said Account, audited by 
die Committee ^wom to and allowed of by this Board 



(Issued) 



Ordered the like to Andrew Thompson or order, tlM 

N? Sum of £26 : 9, in full of his Account for Work by hiid 

3018 done in paving the Street before several Lots belonging b 

(Issued) the Estate of Cap! John Sprat deceased, situate in Queen'i 

Street. (This lo be charg*" to Ch: Laroux, Nich! Govei 
neur A Lewis Morris) 

Ordered by this Board, that Alderman Gauticr, be signer of thi 

Water- Worit Notes of the DenominaHon of two Shillings in tlie Room 

of Alderman Bayard. 

Vol. vnL-9 



130 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) qq . At a Common Council held at the City 



lityof ) ^ 
New- York j "^"^ * Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 28*t» 

of February Anno Dom: 1776 

Present David Mathews Esq' Mayor 

John Watts Jun'' Esq' Recorder. 
Francis Filkin 
ab Benjamin Blagge 
George Brewerton 
W« Waddell 
Nich? Bayard 
Abraham Brasher 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
Peter T Curtenius 
Stephen Terhune 



5^ Esq'? Ald« 






^Assistants 



y 



[5J^] M^ Mayor informed this Board, that in Consequence of his hav- 
ing been appointed to the Mayoralty, his Office as Alderman of the 
East Ward became vacant, and that an Election had been held this 
Day for the Choosing a fit Person in his stead, at which Election 
Thomas W*? Moore was appointed to preside, by whose Certificate 
now produced it appears, that Abraham Brasher was duly elected to 
the said Office of Alderman of the said East Ward, and the said 
Abraham Brasher appearing in Common Council took the respective 
Oaths appointed by Law to be taken, and his Seat accordingly. 

Ordered the Mayor, issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 3019 of this City to pay to Blaney H Moore or order the Sum of 
twenty Shillings for his Services as Clerk at the Election of 
an Alderman for the East Ward &c. 

N Ordered the like, to Johafines Myer Messenger and 

3020 Doorkeeper to this Board or order the Sum of £3 : 15 for a 
(Issued) Quarter's Salary due unto him and ending this Day. 

Ordered by this Board, that the Hon^!* John Harris Cruger Esq^ 
their present Chamberlain be allowed the Commission of 5 ^ Cent 
upon the Watch & Lamp Funds. (Copied for M'^ Cruger) 

Ordered by this Board, that John Fish be appointed a Fireman in 
the Room of Gerardus Deforeest who has declined Serving any longer 
in that Office. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



\53S] OftDERED that the Clerk of this Board prepare Advertizements to 
be put in the weekly Gazettes for Letting to Fanu the Ferry from 
Peck's Slip to Nassau Island; also the Ferry from the Fly Market to 
the said Island tc^ether with the Ferry-House Bams &c, and also tl 
Ferr>' from Coenties Dock to Livingston's & Remsen's Wharf on Nai 
sau Island; for the Term of two Years from tlie first Day of Msfi 
next : the Same to be sold at publick Out-Crj' at the Com : Council 
Chamber on Monday the 25'^ Day of March next at two o'Clock in the 
Afternoon, and that this Board or the Major part of them be a Com- 
mittee to let the same, upon such Conditions as they shall judge proper. 



:h^H 



City of )gg. 
New-Voricl 



At a Common Council held at the Ci^^ 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 5*^ 
Day of March 1776. 

Present David Mathews Esq' Mayor 

Fran' Filkin ~\ 
Benj! Blagge 

Andr Gautier V EsqT Aid'? 
W? Waddell 

AliT Brasher J 

John Abeel ^ 

Henry Br^vort L^ssistanU 

AiKlr Hamersly ( 

Stephen Tcrhune J 

USDEUSO by tliis Board that a Number of prioled Notes, for carr, 
toe on the Water Works to the Value o{ two thousand [5_!4] Pounds 
be immediately strud<, of the several Denominations following, "»■ 

2300 of 8/ each *"°°° 

StXDO of 4/ each "»° 

Ohoekeo the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasun 
of this City to pay to Samuel Guilford or order the Sum of 
£30 for one Years Interest of his I3ond for £600 from this 
Corporation due the 24*1' January last 



N 

3021 

(Issued) 



OltDBiEB Ute like to Edward Blagge or order the Sura of 

■*■ no in full of his account for sundry Inquisitions byhtm 

3f^ taken from Uie 28* of May 177S to the J/!' J»nt»T '77^" 

(iMiied) p, ^y j^„, ,„„„ „ s allowed of by ihU Board. 




132 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered by this Board, that Alderman Gautier & Alderman 
Brasher be the Signers of such Bills of the first Emission of the De- 
nomination of 2/ as are still wanting to make up the Number of 4000. 

^ Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

of this City to pay to W?* Mitchell or order the Sum of £5 
.J ^-. for his Quarter's Salary as publick Whipper of this City 
^ due to him this Day 

[535] City of ) c;c; , At a Common Council held at the City 

NewYorkf " Hall of the said City on Monday the 18^ 

Day of March Anno Dom: 1776. 

Present David Mathews Esq' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 



Benj? Blagge 
And?^ Gautier 
George Brewerton 
W« Waddell 
Nichf Bayard 
Ab*? Brasher 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
And?^ Hamersley 
Stephen Terhune 



>. Esq*-' Aid? 



J 
^ 



>* Assistants 



Assize of Bread, Flour at 17/ ^» Cent. 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh i**> 11 J4®' for 4 Coppers 

Ordered that the above Assize be till further Order, and that no 
other Bread be made for Sale within this City, than according to the 
above Assize (hard Biscuits only excepted) and that all Bakers take 
Notice thereof, and make their Bread accordingly. 

Ordered that the Chamberlain replace in the Revenue Fund the 
Sum of five hundred Pounds, which he took by order of this Board 
from the Lamp & Watch Fund ; the said Sum so to be replaced to be 
taken from the Fund last mentioned. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? of this City, to pay to John [536] Simmons or Order the 

3024 Simi of £12 : 3 : 6 in full of his Account against this Cor- 

Issued poration as P'' the said Acc{ audited by the Committee and 

allowed of by this Board. 



N 
3025 



N9 ■ 



N9 
3027 
Issued 



OF THE aXV OF NEW YORK 

Ordered the like to W? Leetch or Order the Sum of" 
£3:13: in full of his Ace', for sweeping & Qeaning the 
(Issuedl ^^ Market for g Weeks: as pf said Ace! audited by the 
Committee & allowed of by this Board. 

Ordehed the like to Daniel Ten Eyck or order the Sum 
of £0 : 17 :o for Smiths Work done for this Corporation. 

Ordered the like to Ab"? Van Gelder or order the Sum 
of 19 : 9 (out of the Lamp & Watch Money) to be by him 
paid lo the sundry Lamp Lighters for hghting the City 
Lamps from the first Day of FebT last to the first Day of 
March Instant, as p' his Ace! audited by the Committee 
and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like lo Patrick Walsh or order the Sum 
N? £44 : 18 :6 (out of tlie Watch & Lamp Money) in full of Ills 
3028 Ace! for Money due to himself & others for Watching this City 
from the 16".' of Feh'T last to the 15'!' of March Instant, as pr 
said Account audited by the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by 
this Board. (Issued to J : Faulkner) 

Ordered the like to John Faulkner or order the Sum of 

N? £42 : 5 : 6 (out of the Watch & Lamp Fund) in full of his 

3029 Account for money due to himself and others for watching 

(Issued) tliis City from the 17'? of Feb'' last to tlie [5J7l M'l" of 

March Instant ; as p' the said Ace; audited by the Commit-J 
tee, sworn to, and allowed of by this Board ■ 



I 



N Ordered the like to advance to Christopher Colles or 

3030 order the Sum of £20, for the Expcnces of supporting hira- 
(Issucd) self & Family for two months past. 

Ordered that Aid? Brasher be appointed to wait of [on] Mf Cham- 
berlain in order to obtain an exact State of the Debts due to and from 
this Corporation, that the same may he laid before this Board for their _ 
Consideration 

Ordered that AldT Brasher and Aid? Gautier he appointed tl 
Signers of the Dollar Bills of the last Emission : that .Wi Blagge ai 
M' Chamberlain be Signers of 250c of the half Dollar Bills of the sai 
Emission; and that the Mayor & Alderman Brcwcriou be Signers 
the like Number of Bills of the same Denomination & Emission as li 
aforesaid. 




134 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered that Samuel M?Gee, who lately worked at the Bridewell, 
and is now about to leave the City, have Leave to make the Sashes for 
the said Bridewell, at his Leisure in the Country, which Work he is to 
be paid for, when the said Sashes shall be delivered to this Corporation, 
at their Request, and not before. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 3031 of this City, to pay to John Crook & others Executors of 
Charles Crook or Order, the Sum of £50 for 2 Years In- 
terest of a Bond of £500 from this Corporation to the said Charles 
Crook due the 7*** Day of May last. 



>EsqT Aid™ 



[538] City of ) ^^ At a Common Council held at the City 

NewYorkV Hall of the said City on Monday the 25^1* 

Day of March Anno Dom: 1776. 

Present David Mathews Esq*" Mayor 

John Watts Jun"^ Esq' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Benjf Blagge 

And?' Gautier 

George Brewcrton 

Wp Waddell 

John Abeel ^ 

Henry Brevort > Assistants 

Peter T Curtenius J 

This being the Day appointed by this Board for the Sale of the 
Ferry from Countesses' Slip at the Fly Market, to the Wharf at Nassau 
Island, together with the Ferry House &c : and also of the Ferry from 
Peck's Slip to the Wharf at said Island lately built by this Corporation, 
and the same being set up at publick Auction, the former was sold to 
Adolph Waldron for the Term of 2 years for the Sum of £450 ^ An- 
num and the Latter to Thomas Ivory for the Sum of £60, per Annum 
for the like Term, subject to the Conditions of Sale by them respectively 
signed ; Ordered that the Clerk of this Board prepare Leases to them 
for the same, for the said Term of two Years to commence the i"^ of 
May next. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



135 



City of )„. 
New-York J ^^ ' 



[539] At a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
2^ Day of April Anno Dom: 1776. 



Present 



N? 

3032 
Issued 



N. 3033 
(Issued) 



I 



David Mathews Esq' Mayor 

John Watts Jun' Esq' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

George Brewerton 

William Waddell 

Ab? Brasher 

John Abeel 

Henry Brevoort 

Peter T Curtenius 

Stephen Terhune 



Esq" Aid"* 






>- Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
of this City, to pay to Samuel Maghee or Order, the Sum 
of £20 : 1 1 : 1 1 in full of his Account for Work done for 
this Corporation as p^ the said Ace! audited by the Commit- 
tee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant, to the Treasurer 
of this City to pay to Richard Wenman or order the Sum 
of £10, for Services by him performed. 



City of 
New- York 



1 



SS 



Present 



[540] At a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Friday the 19*^ 
Day of April Anno Dom: 1776: 

David Mathews Esq*^ Mayor 

Jn? Watts JunT Esq*" Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

George Brewerton 

W? Waddell 

Nich? Bayard 

Ab*? Brasher 

John Abeel 

Henry Brevort 

Peter T. Curtenius 

W«? D'Peyster 

Stephen Terhune 



>. Esq" Aid? 






>> Assistants 



136 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N?3034 of this City, to pay John Moore or Order the Sum of 

Issued £1 18 : 5 : 1 in full for the Balance of his Account, for Work 

done at the Bridewell &c : and also the further Sum of £60 

in Consideration of extra Services by him done for this Corporation 

^^ Ordered the like to pay to Stephen Terhune or order, 

(1 H^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^3 : 18 14 in full of his Ace! for Glaziers 
^ Work &c: done for this Corporation 

Ordered the like to pay to John Faulkner or order the 
N Sum of £48 : 2 (out of the Watch and Lamp Fund) in full 

3036 of his Account, for money due to himself & others for 
(Issued) Watching this City from the [541] i6**» Day of March last 

to the 15*** of April Instant, as p^ the said Acct audited by 
the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like, to Patrick Walsh or order the Sum of 
N® £43 : o : 9 (out of the Watch and Lamp Fund) in full of his 

3037 Account for Money due to himself and others for Watch- 
(Issued) ing this City, from the 17**^ of March last to the 14^*^ April 

Instant as P^ the said Account, audited by the Committee, 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

^ Ordered the like to Henry Brevort or order, the Sum of £20, 

^ in full of his account for Iron Monger's Ware sold to this Cor- 
^ ^ poration 

N Ordered the like to Patrick Walsh or order, the Sum 

3039 of £10, in Consideration of Services by him done in the 
(Issued) Capacity of High Constable. 

Ordered the like to Abraham Van Gelder or order the 
N Sum of £19 : 3, in full of his Account, to be by him paid 

3040 to the sundry Lamp Lighters, for lighting the City-Lamps 
(Issued) from the first Day of March last, to the first Day of April 

Instant; as p^ his said Account, audited by the Committee 
and allowed of by this Board. 

N 3041 Ordered the like to Christopher Colles, or order the 

(Issued) Sum of £13 : 13 : 9, on Account of the Water Works. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



•37 



[54^] Ordered the like to Francis Child or order the Sum 1 
N of £47 : I :9 in full of his Account for Victualling sundry I 

3042 Criminals &c : from the z?'!" Decern : to the 26'? Day of 
(Issued) March last; as pf his said Account audited by the Commit- 
tee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



City of j „_ At a Common Council held at the City 

New-Yorkf Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 8'^ ] 

Day of May Anno Dom: 1776 

Present David Mathews Esq' Mayor 
Benj? Blagge ^ 

And'!' Gautier 

W? WaddeU ^Esq" Aid-" 

George Brewerton 
Nicholas Bayard J 

John Abeel ") 

Henry Brevort 
Stephen Terhune 
Peter T Curteniu 



> Assistants 



N. 

3043 
(Issued) 



Ordered that the Mayor issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
urer of this City, to advance to Mess'! Abraham Durjee ft 
Peter T Curtenius Church Wardens of this City the Sum of 
£500 for the Use of the Poor. 



Oboered that the above mentioned Sum of £500 be repaid to the 
Treasurer [543] by the said Church Wardens out of the next Taxes 
that may be levied & collected. 

Ordered that the present Number of Watchra[en] be reduced to a 
Capt and three men after the fifteenth Instant: and that the several 
publick Lamps be taken down and put in some secure Place, 

The Clerk produced to this Board two engrossed Leases, the one 
to Adolph Waldron for the Ferry from the Fly-Market to Nassau I 
Idand, for the Term of 2 Years under the yearl)' Rent of £450 com- 
mencing the I*! of May Inst: the other to Thomas Ivory for the Ferry 
from Peck's Slip lo the Wharf lately built by this Corporation on said ' 
Nassau Island, for the like Term of two Years under the Yearly Rent 
of jC6o commencing also on the i** Instant which being approved of by 




138 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

this Board were severally signed by the Mayor, and ordered to be de- 
livered to the said Adolpli Waldron & Thomas Ivory on their Executing 
Counterparts thereof. 



City of } -(, [544] At a Common Council held at the 

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

[Friday] the [j^rf] 24'? Day of May 1776. 

Present David Mathews Esq"" Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Benjamin Blagge 
And'? Gautier 

George Brewerton ^Esql Aid? 

Wi- Waddell 
Nich? Bayard 
Ab™ Brasher 
John Abeel 
Henry Brevort 
Peter T Curtenius 
Stephen Terhune 

OKDERiiD the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N urer of this City to pay to Patrick Walsh or Order the Sum 

3044 of £43 : 14 : 9 {out of the Watch & Lamp money) to be by 

(Issued) liim paid to the Several Watchmen for Watching this City 

from the 16"' Day of April to the 14'? Day of May last. 

Ordered the like to John Faulkner or Order the Sum of 
N?3045 £42 : J5 :9 (out of the Watch &. Lamp Money) to be by 
(Issued) him paid to the several Watchmen for Watching this City 
from the 17"' of April to the is"" of May last, & also the 
further sum of £0 : 18 :8 for services by him done for this Cor- 
poration 



N? 
3046 



[543] Ordered the like to Robert Andrews or Order the 
Sum of £104 : 12 : 7"^ in full for the Ballance of his Ac- 
.^ ,. count against this Corporation as pf said [account,] Au- 
dited by the Committee and allowed of by this Board 

N? Obdeked the like to Ab™ Van Gelder or Order the Sum 

3047 of £39 : 3 : 6 in full of his Account agt this Corporation In- 
(Issued) eluding a Years Salary due to him the 24*^ of April last 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



139 



Ordered the like to Ab"? Van Gelder or Order the Sum 
N? of £19 : 3 in full of his Acri to be by him paid to the Sundry 

3048 Lamp lighters for lighting the City Lamps from the l*! 
(Issued) Day of April last to the i*S of May as p^ his said Acci au- 
dited by the Committee and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to John Balthas Dash or order the Sum 
N? 3049 of £14 in full of his Account for Work done for this Cor- 
poration ; as pf the said Acc'. audited by the Committee 
Sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Isaac Stoutenburgh & C? or order 
N? 3050 the Sum of £169 : o : 6, in full of his Account for a Quan- 
tity of Oil sold to this Corporation; as pf tlie said Account 
audited by the Committee, sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Isaac Bogert or order the Sum of 
N? 3051 £2 : 12 in full of his Account for Work done for this Cor- 
poration ; as p^ his said Account, audited by the Committee 
sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 



4 



N? 3052 



Ordered the like to John Simmons or order the Sum of 
£2 : 8 in full of his Acc^ against this Corporation. 



[546] Ordered the like to Gerard Bancker or order the Sum 
N? 3053 of £45 : 10 in full of his Account, as Surveyor of this City, 

against this Corporation ; as per the said Acc! sworn to and 
allowed of by this Board. 

Ordered the like to Christopher Colles or order the 

^' ^ ^ Sum of £6 for his Attendance in taking Care of the Water 

Works for one month due to him the 19"" day of May ins! 

Ordered the like to Alexander Moncrieff or order the 
N° 3055 Sum of £41 : 4 : 8H in full of his Account for keeping the 
(Issued) Bridewell, including a Quarter's Salary due to him the 
30"" of April last 

Ordered the like to William Leetch, or order, the Sura 
N? 3056 of £3 : 5, for Sweeping & Cleaning the Fly Market from the 
(Issued) 15"' March to the lo"" of May Instant; as pf his said 
audited by the Committee & allowed of by this Board. 



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I40 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the like to Homblower or order the 

N? 3057 Sum of £12 in Consideration of the Trouble he was at in in- 
specting & examining the Water Works in this City and 
making a Report of the State of the Same 

^, „ Ordered the like to M^ Robert Erskine or order the Sum 

N® "^0^8 
' "^ *^ of £12 in Consideration &c: (as above) 

[547] The Petition of John Robins Mesier Executor of the last Will 
and Testament of Abraham Mesier dec? praying that this Corporation 
will abate the Sum of £50 in the last Years Rent due the i»S of May 
Instant, for the Ferry from this City to Powles Hook in consideration 
of their having established a new Ferry, and leased the Same to Har- 
manus Talman from this City to Hobuck, which has been of very 
great Damage to him : This Board taking the said Petition in Con- 
sideration thereupon ordered that the Sum of £50 shall be abated him 
in the last Years Rent according to the Prayer of the Petition. 

' Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to pay to W»? 
N? 3059 Mitchell or Order the Sum of five pounds for a Quarter of 
(Issued) a Years Salary due unto him as publick Whipper of this 
City the fifth Day of June next. 



APPENDIX 



Cityof N: Yorke. S[S] 



At a CoiTion Council! holdcn at y' City 
hall of S^ City on y* 22? of March, i5 "''•• 



P : D'LaNoy esqf Mayor. 
John Spratt 
Comelis Pluvier 
Robert Walters 
henry van feiirden 
Gerret Duyckink 
Pieter Adolf 



esql Ad'men. 



'• assisstances. 



Mf Augustus Grasset apearing Before y* Corhon Council! It is 
agreed that S? Grasset shall officiate In y* weighowse to Collect y* 
weighmony for y' use of the City & receive for his Sallary fourty 
P[ounds] p' annum he giving a due ace" of y* whole to y« benefit! of 
y= City & giving sufficient security for y' p'formance of his trust. 

The Church Street Being as Yet not Paved for w"*" is great necessity 
Ordered that Ald'man Cornelis Plevier of y North ward shall Order 
& apoint 2 fit p''sons to see )" same Effected by Every ^sons tiefore 
there doors as it [is] done by other Inhabitants. & If their should Be 
need of Surveying y* s^ street s^ Ald''man is to take Care to see y* Same 
duelv Effected. 



NoTG. — The matter comprised within these extra pages has been brought 
to tight since the first volume was set up in prinL Credit for their introducticMi 
is due to Francis J. Byrne. Esq., who kindly called ihe editors' alteiitlon [o a 
miscellaneous assortment of detached papers in the City Hall remote from the 
repository of the bound volumes of the Minutes, These loose sheets include 
not only rough notes of Common Council proceedings but also the originals of 
petitions, committee reports and other communications. It has thus been possible 
to make further and final corrections andadditionsin the text of all later volumes, 
while the entries here inserted are happily the only omissions prior to i6p6. They 
are of especia] value as coming wllhin the Leisler regime, inasmuch as Peter 
Delanoy was the only mayor during the colonial period — and In fact until 1834 — 
who was elected by popular vote. — Editors. 
143 



144 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Packers of this City & County desiring to know what Size of 
Barrels they s[h]all Put their Mark upon. Ordered that Befe & Porke 
Barrels to be 28 gati"? & that no others shall Be marchantable. 

Jean De La Montagne Being Employed to Be grave maker for the 
City Ordered that s? Jean give a true acc*t of the Money to y* Mayor 
of y* Graves during y* time he has been in service 



[City of ) ^^1 Att a Cbmon Councell held at y« City 

New York j J hall of s<* City on y« 26*? of aprill 1690 

Present P^ D/Lanoy Esq'' Mayor 
Rob! Walters 

Henry van feurde J>.esq" Ad^'men 

JolT : van Couwenhove 
Swert olphertse 
Gerret duycking 
Pieter adolf 
Wolfert Webber 



assistances 



Albert Bosch & Adolf Pieterse by free Consent referring a difference 
of a piece of grotmd to this board to Stand & abide thereby 

Wee do Judge that Said Bosch ought to Enjoy his full right of his 
transport being proportionable Equivalent with y^ Gen' Patent & that 
s^ Adolf ought to have a free passage for his water Course & that he has 
no Right to y^ new Lott Except y* Priviledge of Buying y* new Lott 
that is to say only for y* halfe of y* Comon ally disposed of by y* may*" & 
Coihon Councell for w^^ y* Priviledge of free water Course Is Allowed 




I 

I 



Note. — The following minutes aiid proclamations have Iwen transcribed 
from the proceedings of ihe Court of Record of the Cily of New York, which 
are preaerved in bound manuscript volumes in Ihe record room of the Superior 
and Common Pleas Courts in the County Court House, tbc first entry bearing 
dale of November 9, 1675. 

The Court of Record was presided over by Ihe mayor and aldermen sitting 
in a judicial capacity. Thus its functions were wholly distinct from those of 
the same body in its deliberations as the Common Council, Its proceedings were 
kept »eparate, of course, but, as the same clerk entered both sets, it was quite 
possible for matter to be put in the wrong place. Several items from the minutes 
of the Mayor's Court appearing in the first volume of IhJs series testify to this 
(e. g., 1:38; 49, 67, 68, 7t>-i. 75-6, 79, tic). Similarly there have been found 
m the proceedings of the Court of Record the several notices here introduced, 
which are welcome and necessary for the completion of the municipal records. 

Upon his arrival in New York, Governor Andros commissioned (November 
ift 1674) Mitlhias Nicolts, mayor. John Lawrence, deputy mayor and, (or the 
other aldermen, William Darvall, Frederick Philipse, Gabriel Minvielle and John 
Winder. Thomas Gibbs was made sheriff and Capt. William Dyer, collector of 
the revenue {See MS. "Warrants, Orders, Passes, &c., i674-7g," Stale Library, 
Albany.) No proceedings of this lirst board seem to have survived, the first extant 
entrybeing the commission of officers for 1673-6 (see i : 1-2). Again there is miss- 
ing the appointment of the mayor and aldermen for 1676-7. A study of the 
sources shows the magistrates of that year to have been Nicholas De Meyer, 
mayor, Thomas Gibbs, deputy mayor, and the remaining aldermen, Stephanus Van 
Cortlandt, Johannes De Peyster, Francis Rombout, Thomas Lewis and Thomas 
Snawsell, witli Thomas Ashlon for shcrifT. The cammissiona for the next three 
ytxn appear, however, i-ti.— i : 6J-4, 69. 74.— EDnons. 



Gttyoff (fee. 
New Yorkcj'^^l 



The Court of Record of th« Cttty aforesd 
Holdcn atl the City Hall within llie Said Citty 
By his Ma''** Authority the 9*^ day of Novem- 
ber in the ^2^ ytjare of the Rcigne of our Sov- 
erdgne Lord Charles the 2^ hy tiie Grace of God of England Scotland 
flFnuicc & Ireland King Defend^ of the ffaith 4c. Annoq* Dnt 1680 
Before 

Capt W? Dyre Mayo^ 
W W? Beakeman 
M' JoTtes Vanbrugh 
M' Thoinas Lewis 
M' Peter Jacobs 
Mr Sam" Wilson 
M' James Graham 



146 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Commission for the Mayo' & Ald^'men 
Ordered to be Recorded & is as fFollowcth 

S» Edmund Andros Kn^ Seigneur of Sausmarez LeiftennI and 
Govemo*^ Generall xind^ his Royall Highnesse Jambs Duke of Yorke 
and Albany &c of Newyorke and Dependencyes &c in America By 
Vcrtue of his Ma***» Letters Pattents and the Authority Derived unto 
me und*" his Royal Highnesse, I Doe hereby appoint and Authorise yo9 
Cap! W^ Dyre to be Mayo'^ M^" W*? Beakeman, M'^ Johannes Van 
Brugh, M'' Thomas Lewis, M*" Peter Jacobs M'" Samuell Wilson & 
fAJ James Graham to be Aldermen, and Captain John Colier to be 
Sheriffe of this Citty Giveing and granting yoV the Stf Mayo^ & Alder- 
men or any four of yoV whereof the Mayo'" Eldest Alderman or Deputy 
Mayo*" to be one (Vnlesse in Case of Necessity by their absence Sick- 
nesse or otherwise then the next Alderman is to P^side) with full Power 
and Lawful Authority to Keep Court and Administer Justice as a Court 
of Mayo^ and Aldermen or Sessions And Rule and Governe all the In- 
habitants within this Citty Corporation and Libertyes thereof according 
to Lawe Priveledges & Practices And alsoe to Appoint such und'" Offi- 
cers as yoV shall judge necessary for the Orderly Execucon of Justice 
hereby requireing all persons whom it may Concerne to give that due 
Obedience unto yoV as Magistrates Constituted by his Majestyes Au- 
thority as aboue as they and every of them will Answer the Contrary att 
their Vttmost perills, And for Soe doeing this shall be to yoV and every 
of yoV a sufficient Warrant and Discharge. This CoITTission to be of force 
untill the 14*^ day of October next which shall be in the yeare of our 
Lord 1681 being the usuall time and day of Eleccon & Change of Magis- 
trates or till further Order. Given und'^ my hand & Seale of the 
Province in New Yorke this 30^ day of October in y* 32** yeare of his 

Ma*'^* Reigne DiTt. 1680 ^ . 

^ E Andros. s 

Examed by me 

Matthias Nicolls Seer. 



The Comission for Mr John West to be Gierke of the Citty Read, 
Admitted And he Swome for the Discharge of his Office accordingly. 
& is as followeth. 

S' Edmund Andros Kn* &c. Vpon Recommendacon by the Court 
of May? & Aldermen of M^ John West to be Qerke of the Citty of New 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



>47 



xmcc I Doe hereby Constitute and Appoint htm the said John West 

Qerke of the Sil Citly Anthorizeing him to take into his Custody & 

Keeping all Records Books & papers of Publiquc Conceme belonging 

thereto. And to act in 53 Imploy as a Oerke may and ought to Doc 

according to Law & Practice. Gi\'en und' my hand & Scale in New- 

yorkc this 8",' day of Novemb' in the 32"' yearc of his Ma"*» Reigne 

Annoq* Utti 1680. „ . 

E Andros: s. 



NewYorkel l^^^ 



I 



An Ord* for the Continuance of the 
p'scnt Magistrates of this Citty for a yeare 
or till further Ord^. 

By the Command* in Cheife & Councell 

Whereas It is the usuall time for Appointing of New Magistrates 
for Uiis City of Ncwyorke and P'cincts & a nominacon being made 
according to former practice the which being taken into consideracon 
togathcr with the p'sent State and Condicon of the Governml in Gcn- 
erall. It is Resolued & Ord'cd That the p'sent Magistrates or Ald'men 
act & Officiate in their Severall Places Offices & Stations Pursuant to 
their former Commission iu euery Respect for tlie Space of one yeare 
from the date hereof or till further Ord^ Off which all persons arc to 
take notice and Conforme thcmselues accordingly att their Pcrills And 
for Soe Docing this shall be unto them and Each of them a SufBdent 
Warrt Gitjen und' my hand in Newyorke this 14'? day of Octoberjn 
the 33"^ yeare of his Ma"" Reigne, Annoq» DHi. 1861 

AsTHO : Bbockhoixs. 

By Ord' in Councell &c. 
John West O Cone : 



t 



Bv THE Command* in Cheife & Councell 

WuERGAS his Roy" Highnesse hath been Gratiously pleased to 
Signifie that the p'scnt Justices and Magistrates are to Continue in y* 
Excercisc of their Respectiuc ffunctions untill flurther Ordf & in Case 
of any Want of them by Death or otherwise That tlieir places be 
Supplycd from tune to time by the Comtnand' & Councell. These are 





t^ MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

therefore to declare & publish unto all persons that the p'sent MayC 
and Aldermen & Sheriffe of this City of Newyorke are hereby Con- 
tinued & Confirmed. But in Regard M' Thomas Lewis one of the 
p^sent Aid'"men of this Cittj- (being a Seafareing man whose occasions 
Calls him to Parts remote out of this Governm' & att p'scnt absent) 
Cannot attend to Serue in Sit place to the end that there may not be a 
quorum wanting for the Speedy Administracon of Justice to all his 
Ma''" Subjects Mf John Lawrence Senior of this Citty is hereby 
Authorized & Appointed to be an Alderman thereof in the place & Stead 
of y* SjI Thomas Lewis who with the Said p'sent Mayo' & Aldermen & 
Sherriffc are to act Officiate & Excercisc in their respectiue ffunctions 
pursuant to their former Commission in Euery Respect till further Ord' 
of w=t all persons are to take notice & Conforme themselues accordingly 
att their Perills, And fFor Soe Doeing this shall be unto them & Each 
of them a Sufficient warrant. As wittnesse my hand in N Yorke this 
14'^ day of October in y'^ 34't' yeare of his Ma*"" Reigne &c Annoq' 
DITT. 1682.* 



Antho: Brockbolls. 



By Ordf in Councell &c 
John West CT Cone: 



Citty of ] cc The Court of Record of the Citty aforesaid holden 

New Yorkef att the Citty Hall within the S3 Citty on Tuesday the 

fourth day of November 1684 before 
fM' Gabriel Minviel Mayo' 
Mf James Graham Record' 
Mr Nicholas Bayard ~| 

Mf John Lawrence 
Mt John Robinson I aij 

Mr Andrew Bowne j "^"^ 

Mf Isaack Van Vleeck 
Mf Nicho: W? Stevenson J 




This Board att the Usuall time for appointing New Magistrates 
being tlie 14'^ of October [last] past the aboue mentioned Mayof was 
Commissionated by the Governo'' 

■Note.— The list of city magistrates appointed for the 
found, 1 : 107, 

tNoTE,— For his eommission see siso i : tS9- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 149 

; Cbozen by the ffreemen of the Citty On* for Each Wardj who 
being Returned were Sworne before y* Govcmo' & Counccll & Soe 
admiRed AM'men accordingly.' 



*Kotx. — Th« commission of Col. Nicholu Bayard as mayor for the yeu' 
i6Ss-6 is not enlcred either in the minutes of the Common Council or in the 
Court of Record proceedings. His reappointment (or the year 1686-? is shown 
in the notice of his taking ihe oath, i : 183-3. Mention of the swearing of 
Slephanus Van Corthndt into the mayoralty for the year 1687-8 will be found, 
1 : 191. but his continuance in olSce for 1688-g is not recorded in either set of 
records. The «in(irniatif>n by Jacob Leisler of the election of Peter Delanoy as 
m^or for the year 1689-90 appears, i : 207. There is a gap in the Court of 
Record entries from Tuesday, October 8, 1689 (when the court, failing of t 
quorum, "adjourned for 14 Dayes"!) until Tuesday, April 7, 1691. The ap- 
pointment of John Lawrence as mayor, on the arrival of Governor Sloughter 
in March, 1691, is not chronicled at all. After the commission of Col. Abraham 
De Peysler for the year 1691-2. Ihcrc occurs no further break until civil dis- 
turbances cause an abrupt cessation if ilic colonial minutes in 1776.— Ij»nTJiis. 



a 



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. 1665-177* 

CapL Thomas Willett ] '""' "" '^'^ J{"« "\- 

* July — , 1667-1668 (Aug. — ). 
1 June 13, 1666-1667 (July — ): 

Capt Thomas Delavall ] Oct --. 1670-1671 (Oct. 13): 

' Oct. 14, 1^1679 (Nov. 3i>. 

' ( Nov. 24, 168I3-1684 (Oct 14)- 

Capt Matthias NicoUs \^^ ~- '^'^ <9^ '*> " 

^ * Nov. 10, 1674-167S (Oct r?). 

Cpt John Uwrence \^ '*• '^^^ S'^^- '^ 

" ' ) Mar. 20, 1691-1691 (Oct m). 

Dutch Rcoccupation Aug, 9. '673-1674 (Nov. lo). 

William Darvall Oct 17. i675->676 (Oct 13). 

Nieholaa De Meyw Oct. 13. 1676-1677 (Oct IJ>. 

(Oct, 14. 1685-1689 (Oct t4>. 

Francis Romboult Nov. 21, 1679-16S0 (Oct 30). 

C«|it William Dyer Oct 30, 1680-1683 (Nov. 34). 

(WiUism Beektiun, Deputy Mayor, acting). 

Gahrict MinvicUe Oct 14, 1684-1685 (Oct — ). 

Col NichoUa Baymrd Oct — . 1685-1687 (Oct 14) 

P«tcr Ddanoy Oct 14. 1689-1691 (Mar. ao). 



ISO 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Col. Abraham De Peyster Oct 

CoL Charles Lodwick Oct 

Maj. WiUiam Mcrrctt Oct 

Capt Johannes De Peyster Oct 

Capt David Provoost Oct 

Isaac De Riemer Oct 

Thomas Noell Oct 

(Philip French, acting). 

Philip French Oct. 

Col. William Peartrec Oct 

Capt Ebenezer Willson Oct. 

Col. Jacobus Van Cortlandt \ ^ 

I Oct 

CoL Caleb Heathcote Oct. 

John Johnston Oct 

Robert Walter(s) Oct. 

Johannes Jansen Oct 

CoL Robert Lurting Oct 

Paul Richard July 

John Cruger, ist Oct 

(Gerrardus Stuyvcsant Deputy Mayor, 

Stephen Bayard Oct 

Edward Holland Oct 

John Crugcr, 2d Nov. 

Whitehead Hicks Oct 

David Matthews Feb. 



14, 1691-1694 (Oct 

15, 1694-1695 (Oct 
14, 1695-1698 (Oct 
14, 1698-1699 (Oct 
14, 1699-1700 (Oct 
14, 1700-1701 (Oct 
14, 1701-1702 (Oct 

14, 1702-1703 (Oct 
14, 1703-1707 (Oct 
14, 1707-1710 (Oct 
14, 1710-1711 (Oct 

14, 1719-1720 (Oct 

15, 1711-1714 (Oct 
14, 1714-1719 (Oct 
14, 1720-1725 (Oct 

14, 1725-1726 (Oc^ 

14, 1726-1735 (July 

7, 1735-1739 (Oct 

15. 1739-1744 (Aug. 
acting). 

15, 1744-1747 (Oct. 
14, I747-I7S6 (Nov. 
II, 1756-1766 (Oct 
14, 1766-1776 (Feb. 
14, I776-I7«3 (Nov. 



5) 
4) 
4) 
4) 
4) 
4) 
— , died). 

4) 
4) 
4) 
S) 
4) 
4) 
4) 
4) 
4) 
3, died). 

5) 

3, died). 

4). 

o^ died). 

4). 

4, resigned) 

25)- 



NoTB — For the full list of the colonial Governors of New York from 1664 
to 1783 see pp. 6-7, Calendar of Council Minutes, Bulletin 58 of the New York 
State Library publications for March, 1902. The names of the members of the 
Provincial Council from 1665 to 1776 are to be found Ibid., pp. 7-9, as copied 
from pp. 363-4, Civil List of the Colony and State of New York, Albany, 1889— 
Edttoks. 



ERRATA 



ERRATA 



A large majority of the following are errors in the original entries 
discovered in making the Index, and are not due to the fault of the 
editors or printers. For instance, all but two of the corrections in 
Volume I are the result of a careful comparison with the approved 
published text of the Dongan Charter. 

Vokme I : Page da, line 20, for *' Mezies," read " Mezter." 

Page 181, line 6 from bottom insert '' October " after " Thttrsday." 

Page 292, line i, dele " that." 

Page " line 2, insert "as" at beginning of line. 

Page 293, line 17, after ''aforesaid," iiftert "necessary, needful and con- 
venient for the inhabitants of the said city and Manhattan Island 
aforesaid" 

Page 29^ line 14, for " Utt " read " set" 

Pa^e " instead of last line read "aforesaid, and the said Mayor and 
Sheriff so to be nominated" 

Page 299, line 6, for " new " read " now." 

Page 300, line 4, insert "happen" after "Arise." 

Page " line 9, for "commission" read " conmiissioners." 

Page " line 7 from bottom, insert " Clerk " after ** Town." 

Pige 301. line 6, for " or " read " and.' 

Page " line 7» for " or " read " for other/ 

Page " line 7, for " appointed " read " apprehended.' 

Page " line 17 from bottom, for " Lieutenant " read " Lieutenants.' 

Page 304. line 3. for " sell " read " fill.' 

Page 305, line 12 from bottom, insert "tend" at end of line. 

Page " line 9 from bottom, insert " whereunto " after " Witness.' 

Page " line 8 from bottom, for " hitherto " read " hereunto." 

Page " line 5 from bottom, insert " God " after " Lord." 

Page 331. line i. for " fitted " read " filled." 
Volume II: Page 151, lines 9 and 10, transpose "Constable" and "Collector." 

Page 176, at No. 32, for " George Stanton " read " George Norton." 

Page 177, under Inhabitants Taxable insert " 17. Peter Torchen." 

Page ^ line 17, for " Francis " read " Frances." 
Volume III : Page 4^, line 8 from bottom, for " Garret Vincent " read " Garret 

Viele." 

«53 



ft 

;uicnani rcaa Lricuicii«iiis " 



ft 



'54 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Volume IV : Page 95, line 7 from bottom, for " Prices " read " Pieces," 

Page 125, line 6, insert "lAding]" between "Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq'" 
nnd " Mayor." 

Page z6o, line 19, between " Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESqt " and " Mayor " 
insert " Deputy " 

Page 359, line 2. for " Johannes Montagne " read " Jacobus Montagne." 
Volume V: Page 103, under Assessors Sworn, Harlem Division, for "Adolpb 
Bras " read " Adolph Benson." 

Pages 223, 4, in list of Assistants, for " Peter Stoutenburgh " read " Isaac 
Sloutenburgh." 

Page 332, line 1 1 from bottom, for " meet " read " due." 

Page 337i line 15, for "John Furman " read "John Thurman." 

Page 358, after line 15 insert "Letting to farm the Stalls and Standings 
of the Severall markelts of the City (to which Mt Mayor Ob- 
jected Declaring he Conceived he " 

Page 381, in list of Assistants, for " Abraham Lynsen " read " Peter 
Clopper." 

Page 383, line I, for "William Book" read "William Beek," 
Volume VI : Page 37, line 13, for " Graham " read " Wayman." 

Page 315, line 4 from bottom, for " Isaac" read "Jacobus." 

Page 345, line 13 from bottom, for " John Rapalie " read " Rem Rapalie." 

Page 364, line 4, for " Peter " read " Peer." 

Page 401, line 10 from bollom, dele "urer." 
Volume VII; Page 22, line 2 from bottom, for "renewing" read "reserving." 

Page 4Si line 6, for " Samuel " read " Isaac." 

Page 114, last line, for "Isaac" read "Jacob." 

Page 144. third name in second column, for " Suncker " read " Suriker," 

Page 174, line 7 from bottom, for " John " read " Hon." 

Page 187, line 7, for " Cornelius Quackenboss " read " Cornelius Roosevelt 
and John Quackenboss." 

Page 193, line 16, for "at" read "as." 

Page 19s, line 14 from bottom, for " upblick " read " publick." 

Page 285, line 18 from bottom, for "£300" read "£3.000." 

Page 321, in list of Aldermen and Assistants transpose "Henry Brevoort" 
and "Jacob? Lefferts," "Abraham Mesier" and "George Brewer- 
ton Junf," " John W. Vredenburgh " and " Andrew Gaiitier," 
" Huybert V. Wagenen" and "John Dikeman." . 
Volume Vni: Page 3, line i, after "two" insert "hundred." 

Page 35, line 4, for "Benjamin " read " Edward." 

Page 95, transpose lines 7 and 8, 



INDEX 



INDEX 



CoODcfl. 1665-1776. 



mbert of Ihr Cove 



A ARSON.Johlnl.Bad debt of, listed, 

Abeel, David, elected constable. South 
Ward, 3:415; sworn. 42a; elected 
an assessor, 479; re-elected, 4:26; 
again elected, igs; re-elected, 219; 
agEun elected, 5:3; land morti^ged 
to, 47; elected an assessor, Dock 
Ward, 178; re-elected, 200; house 
oi< 393. 371 ) land grant ordered 
made to. 7: 106, 150. 

Abeel, Garrit (Garret), elected an as- 
sessor. Dock Ward 7:34; re- 
elected, 82; sworn, 87 ; re-elected, 
127 ; sworn, 132 ; re-elected, 183 ; 
appointed election returning officer, 
446- 

Abeel, John, elected assistant. South 
Ward, 7:8i; election of, contested, 
83; sworn, 86; on auditing commit- 
tee, 87; reports, 91-2; on street com- 
mittee, 97: reports, 97-8; ordered re- 
imbursed, iia; on committee to trans- 
fer land, 118; ordered reimbursed, 
120; reports from survey committee, 
122 ; on committee to have wharf 
built, 125; re-elected assistant, 127: 
sworn, 131 ; on auditing committee, 
'33; to buy bells, 150; on committee 
to adjust land title, 151; on commit- 
tee to inspect City Hall roof, 154; 
ordered reimbursed, 155; on highway 

16s; reports. 171-2; on committee to 
have City Hall roof repaired. r6g; 
votes of, registered. 175; re-elected 

mittee to meet water lot petitioners, 
196: vote of, registered, 204. 305; on 
committee to buy chairs for mayor 
and recorder, 207; on committee to 
regulate sale of hay, 208; on com- 
mittee on lamps and lighters, 208^1 
vote of, rcRistered. 216. 217; on com- 
mittee for jail repairs. 223; re-elected 
assistant, 230; sworn, 237; vote of. 



Abeel (continued)— 

registered ; on committee to employ 
counsel to defend indictment against 
Oswego market. 260; on committee 
lo inspect encroachments, 266; re- 
ports, 272-4 ; reports from street 
committee, 288; vote of, recorded, 
303 (thrice); 304 (.bU), 3'2 (*«).; 
re-elected assistant, 3'7; sworn, 321; 
on committee lo consider land peti' 
tion, 324; on committee to inspect 
encroachments, 327; reports, 337-8; 
vole of, recorded, 333 (bit) ; vote of, 
recorded. 350; on committee for ferry 
repairs, 360; re-elected assistant, 378; 
sworn, ^: moves election of treas- 
urer, 379: vote of, registered. 402; 
on committee to consider bakers' 
petition, 411 ; vote of, registered, 414 ; 
reports from commiltee on Out 
Ward encroachments, 415; re-elected 
assistant, 447; sworn, 450; On road 

committee lo inspect ferry encroach- 
ments, 452; on committee for sentinel 
boites. 462; on committee to settle 
Harlem boundary controversy, 8:4; 
on committee to regulate grain meas- 
uring, 18; votes for reservoir, 41; 
voles for scavenger law ; on commit- 
tee to superintend water works, etc-, 
49: re-elected assistant. 56. 107; or- 
dered paid for extra services, 117. 

Abercrooibie. Gen. [James], reports 
need of arms. 6: 132; assurance of. 
for early return of corporation arms, 
133; repeated appeal from, 135; men- 
tion of arms sold to, 137. 

Abrahams (Abrahamse, Abrahamsen, 
Abrahamson, Abrams, Abramse. 
Abramsen), Abram, elected an as- 
sessor, East Ward. a:8S; listed 
voter, 174, 177; granted leave to quit 
house at Brooklyn ferry on surren- 
dering same to James Harding, 
3:292. 



M 



Abrahams, Andries (Andrew), elected 
assessor. East Ward, 3:150; listed 
voter, 174, 17? ; elected collector, 271 ; 
again elected assessor, 329; re-elected, 
361 ; again elected collector. 449. 

Abrahams, Andries, elected collector, 
East Ward, s: '77. 

Abrahams, Garret, baker, appointed a 
fireman, East Ward, 5 ; 163. 

Abrahams, Isaac, Property of, taxed, 
1:53- 

Abrahams, Jacob, nominated for public 
tanner: i ; 3i, 22-. appointed, £4; 
taxed for new dock, ja ; property 
of, taxed, 56 (twice), 61; in dockage 
arrears. 128. 

Abrahams, Jacob, elected an assessor, 
East Ward, 5:28; sworn, 34; re- 
elected, 6a; sworn, 66, 

Abrahams, John, elected collector. East 
Ward, i ; 452; elected constable, 
4 : 27 ; sworn, 30 ; sworn anew, under 
new charier, 43; elected collector, 
Montgomerie Ward, 196, 218. 

Abrahams, Peter, Properly of, taxed, 
i:6a 

Accession Day of King, Bonfire 



'1 390; paid expense of, 3 
--„. 12, 234. 261. 297. 325. 353. 3?i-2. 
397, 417. 442; 4:23-4. 62. 

Accounts against the cily. not to be 
allowed nor admitted unless signed 
by mayor or deputy, i : 154; com- 
mittee to examine and approve, 168; 
ordered presented. 22g, 

Accounts of the city, Auditing com- 
niitiee appointed on, i : 234. See 
Auditing committee. 

Acker (Ackers, Ackerse)^ John, de- 
sires lease of land; petition of, re- 
ported on. a: 298. 

Acker, John, appointed watchman, 5 : 44- 

Acker, Philip, House of. 6:26. 

Ackerly (Ackley, Ackly), Anthony, 
elected collector and constable, North 
Ward 7 : 34 ; sworn, 41 ; re-elected 
constable, 82; sworn, 86; account of, 
ordered paid, 102; re-elected con- 
stable, 127; sworn, 132; re-elected, 
183; sworn, i8g; again elected col- 
lector and re-elected constable, 230; 
sworn, 237 ; re-elected constable, 31? i 
again elected, 447 ; re-elected, 8 : $6, 
107; again elected collector, 107; ab- 
sent at swearing in, III, 

AckersCe), see Acker, 

Ackett, Samuel, elected assessor, West 
Ward, 1:237- 



Ackland (Acklin). James, innkeeper, 

sworn a constable. Dock Ward, gi 
206; account of, ordered paid, 6:81, 
104. 
Ackley, see Ackerly. 
Acklin, see Ackland. 
Ackly, see Ackerly. 
Action against Jar vis Marshall for 

forty-five pounds, i ; 401. 
Actions at law begun by corporation. 
Appropriations for payment of fees 
in, 3:23& 
Acts of General Assembly : — 

Act against unlawful by-laws and 
unreasonable forfeitures, a : 7, 32, 
37. 39- 40; consequences of the 
Act, 41; hastily passed, 42; pe- 
tition for repeal of, ordered pre- 
pared, 357-8. 
Act for better enforcing certain 
covenants relating to the Ferry, 
Petition to Assembly for rep«il 
of, a 1358-9- 
Act for better regulating public 

roads, 6 : 404, 
Act for confirming unto the city 
its rights and privileges, 4 : 151 ; 
fee for. 166. 
Art for defraying the requisite 
charges of the Government pub- 
lished at the City Hall, 1 : 99. 
Act for encouraging the City of 

New York read, a : 181. 
Act for mending and keeping in 
repair the post road to King's 
Bridge, Copies of the, ordered, 
3:56; paid for, 60. 
Act for paying representatives, 3 ; 

321. 351-3. 
Act for purchase of two fire en- 
gines, 4 : 54 ; fee for passing, SS. 
Act for raising and levying seven 
hundred and thirty pounds. 4 : i- 
Act for raising money, 1 : 201. 
Art for raising six hundred 
pounds, a: 377; fees paid Qerk 
of the Assembly for, 385, 
Act for raising three thousand five 
hundred pounds for barracks. 
Tax levy authorized by, ordered, 
6:119; collected, 128^ 
Act for raising two hundred and 
fifty pounds for City Hall. &c, 

* ■ 425-6 ^ , . 

Act for raising two hundred 

pounds for repairing barracks, 

3 ; 456. 

Act for regulatmg ferry, J : 150 J 
paid expenses of, 165; petition 
for Bill to continue, 2giS, 418; 
committee to urge passage, 424- 



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Acts of General Assembly (cont'd) — 

Act for the better extinguishing o.f 

fire. Some provisions of the, 4 : 

Act to enable corporation to hold 
plea of foreign attachment and 
to confirm rights, Drafts of, sent 
lo Assembly, 3 ; 423-4. 
Acts of General Assembly, Paid for 
copies of, 1:263: for book of, 400; 
for drawing up four, for the city, a : 
213 ; for drawing up three, 365 ; fees 
paid for passage of, 4 ; 166. 
Acts, Titles of, read and published be- 
fore the City Hall, November 7, 
1683. i: toa:— 
Act for a free and voluntary pres- 
ent to the Governor. 
Act for allovance to represcnta- 

Acl for defraying the necessary 
charges of each city, town or 
country [county?]. 

Act for due regulations and pro- 
ceedings on examination. 

Act for naturalizing the inhabitants 
of foreign nations. 

Act for repealing the former laws 
about the rate and justices 
allowance. 

Act for rewarding those that de- 
stroy wolves. 

Act for the settlement of courts ol 

Act of settlement 

Act to divide the Province into 

counties. 
Act to prevent damages by swine. 
Act to prevent fraud in conveying 

of land- 
Act to prevent wilful periury, 
Adam, John, Account of, ordered paid. 

7 : 275. 
Adams, John, Property of, taxed, 1 : 60. 
Adams, Thomas, stationer, listed voter, 
East Ward, a: 173, 176; house of, 
2x4. 
Address. An old, to his Majesty, ap- 
proved and ordered sent, i : 187. 
Address to Gov. Andros for confirma- 
tion of privileges to the city drawn 
up, 1 : 200. 
Address to their Majesties objected to 

by mayor, i ; 268-9. 
Address to Governor Benj. Fletcher, 
asking confirmation of charter, 1 : 
309. 310. 311-13; on his safe retufii 
from Albany. 1 : 32S : presented with 
a golden cup. 326-8; on city's power 
under ihe charter to levy taxes, .140- 
3 ; reply, 343- 



Address to the King presented to ihe 
Governor, 1:314, 316^. 

Address to the King for repeal of 
bolting act. a : ?-9, 39- 

Address to the Earl of Bellomont read, 
approved and recorded, a : 26. 

Address to the Earl of Bellomont on 
repeal of bolting act. a : 32-3. 

Address of the corporation to |he As- 
sembly for some action lo enable it 
to meet current expenses, a : lao. 

Address to Edward Lord Combury, 
Captain General and Governor, a; 
189-90- 

Address to Governor Wm. Buniet, 3: 
234-5- 

Addrcss to Governor and Council on 
accession of George 11., 3 : 419-20. 

Address lo Governor J, Montgoroerie, 
3 : 434. 435-6. 

Address to Governor John Mont- 
gomerie on receipt of charter. 4 : 36- 
o, 40-1 ; reply, 42; copying. 60. 

Address and freedom to Governor Wm. 
Cosby, 4 : 146-8. 

Address to Governor George Clinton, 
3:95-6; signed and presented, with 
reply, too; to prohibit exportation of 
flour, 4c.. 242-4. 

Address, to Governor Sir Dan vers 
Osborn to be prepared, 5 : ^o; draft 
of, and reply, 422-3; to Lieut.-Gov. 
James DeLancey, 425; with reply, 
426-8; to Gov. Sir Charles Hardy, 6: 
24. 27-8 ; reply, 29, 30 ; to Gen, J. Am- 
herst to be prepared, 225 ; draft of, 
232-5 ; presented and reply to. 237 ; to 
Gov. Robert Monckton, 270-1 ; pre- 
sented and reply to. 272-3 ; to Gov. 
Monckton on his return from Mar- 
tinico, 2go-i ; delivery of and reply, 
2t)i-2; address to Maj.-Gen. Thomas 
Gage on the stamp tax trouble and 
reply, 440-1 ; to Gov. Sir Henry Moore, 
444-5; presented with reply, 448; 
to Gov, John Earl of Dunmore, 7: 
239-40; presented, with reply, 241; 
to Gov, Wm. Tryon, 292. 294-5 ; pre- 
" ' '■' -eply. 296-7; address fc" 
enied, an. 
I. after the 



4 



departure 






, with freedom in gold box, and 
reply, 8:9-11 ; on hi 
presented, with reply. 20-1 
Tryon on his return. 97-8. 

Admiralty, Court of. Mayor and alder- 
men appointed by Gov. Andros to 
be a. 1 : 68-9, 70. 

Adolf. j« Adolph, 



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INDEX 



Adolph (continued) — 
pay cost of extra repairs, 34-S; or- 
dered reimbursed for repairs, 46; or- 
dered to load bridge with stones, 50 ; 
account of, ordered paid, 57 ; ordered 
to pay arrears or suffer prosecution, 
63 ; petition of, for abatement of rent, 
granted with conditions, 80; ordered 
to pay all ferry arrears, 130; to hand 
over possession of ferry, 168; bad 
debt of, listed, 4:416. 

Adolph (Adolf), Peter (Pictcr), listed 
a city creditor, i : 45 ; elected an as- 
sessor, East Ward, 191 ; appointed 
assessor, 199; elected assistant, East 
Ward, 204; confirmed, 207; sworn, 
208; ordered to view chimneys; on 
committee to repair bridge, 211; ap- 
pointed brand master; on committee 
to repair dock, 212; elected assessor, 
236; agreement with, for lot, 368; 
land granted to, 370. 

Adolphus, Isaac, Petition of, et ai, to 
have slip cleared, referred, 7 : 77-8. 

Adolphus , surveyor, reports fit 

places tor public wells, i : 179. 

Advantages from sole bolting of flour 
at New York, 2 : 37-8. 

Advantages to the city. Bill for, sent to 
the Assembly, i : 375- 

Advertisements, Paid for printing, 

3 : 170, 214. 313. 341, 358, 433. 
Aelstyne, see Alstyne. 
Aerison, see Arientscn. 
Aerson, see Arientsen. 
Aersoon, see Arientscn. 
Aerstcr, William, taxed for new dock, 

I •• 34. 
Aertsc, William, Overpayment to, 

Affidavits, Proclamation about taking, 

1 : 166. 
Africa, Trade with, prohibited to all 

within limits assigned to Royal 

African Co., i : 163-6. 
Agent on the state of the Province, 

1 : 389. 
Agent to be sent to present city's state 

to the King, 2:33-4; committee to 

raise funds, 34 ; report of committee, 

35- 
Ager, Daniel, elected a constable. Dock 

Ward, 5: 154; sworn, 156. 

Aikett, Samuel, assessor, deceased, 
1:265. 

Albany, has Indian trade and hus- 
bandry, 1 : 149 ; to have Indian trade, 

2:45- 
Albany pier, Appropriation for extend- 
ing the, 7:77. 124; smith's work, 
125, 223; work on, igg; for addition 
to, 263; work done at, 8 : 14. 



Alberson,John,acGepted security* i : 26(3. 

Albert, the trumpeter. Property o^ 
taxed, 1 : 57» 58. 

Alderman of each ward to be chairman 
of all committees concerning matters 
in his ward, 5 : 304. 

Aldermen, The first, commissioned by 
Gov. Nicolls, 2:53-4; appointed by 
Gov. Andros, 8: 145 m; i:i; 8: 14511; 
1:63-4, 69, 74; fi:i46; by Lt. Gov. 
BrockhoUs, 147. 148; by Gov. Doo- 
gan, 1:107; nrst elected (1684), 
156-7; sworn, 8: 148-0; named in 
Dongan Charter ([1086;, 1:297. 

Aldermen and assistants. Time and 
manner of choosing, i : 300 ; illegally 
sworn by old mayor after the election 
of 1701, 2: 159-60; scrutiny of elec- 
tion returns of the South Ward, 
161-6; list of persons who voted,' 
163-6; scrutiny of election returns of 
the West Ward. 166-71 ; list of per- 
sons who voted, 168-71; scrutiny of 
election returns of the East Ward, 
171-8; list of persons who voted. 
173-8; swearing of, by I. De Riemer 
and A. Gouvcrneur, 14 Oct, 1701, 
without precedent and void, 218. 

Aldermen and councilmen fined for late- 
ness or absence, i : 48, 131, 171, 216. 

Aldermen and deputy mayor. Declara- 
tion of, against the illegal practices 
taken before John Lewin, i : 88-9. 

Aldermen, New, sworn in and old dis- 
missed, 1 : 158, 171, 183, 192, 238, 288, 
334. 371, 386, 424 ; 2 : 17, 61, 91, 92, 118, 
156, 159, 204. 241, 275, 289. 311, 336, 
363. 386-7. 390, 420-1, 451 ; 3 : 17, 48, 
50, 51. 73, 77f 102, 129. 151, 186, 214, 
243, 268, 209, 330, 357, 376, 396. 401, 
422, 455, 481 ; 4 : 29, 42, 73, 158, 199, 

229, 280, 287, 350,^95. 445» 473 : 5:5. 
33,65, 102, 132, 156, 181, 205. 236, 276, 
311, 351, 382, 424. 469: 6:35, 68. 106. 
151, 187, 225, 267, 306, 349. 393, 434; 
7:41. 86. 131. 180. 237, 321, 382, 450; 
S:(x), III, 149 (for 1684). 

Aldcrnien, Precedence of rank of, as 
justices of the peace, i : 181 ; 2: 121. 

Aldermen, see also Mayor and alder- 
men. 

Alexander, lion. James, Esq., ordered 
paid for silk and lace for corporation, 
3 : 361 ; voted freedom of corpora- 
tion, 4 : 44 ; sealed and signed cer- 
tificate of corporation, testifying to 
his character, attainments and public 
offices, voted to, 312-14; petition for 
water lots, signed by, granted. 322-3. 
373-6; certificate of character, etc, 
of, signed by grand jury, 325-6; or- 
dered paid general retaining fee, 



Alexander (continued}- 

?.;9i-3; to appear for corporatinn In 
crry cncTOHcnmoit suit, tii; given 
pow«r uf allorney fur coriwrution, 
153; opinion of, desired, in amending 
charter, 161 ; advice of, to be sought 
as to new slaughtciT huuiie, 236. 
Allbody. Elias, elected constable. Bow- 
efy, 3 : 16; absent at gwearintt In, 17; 
iwom, 18 ; elected a surveyor of hign- 
Vfays, 148; re-elected, 3^ 355. 
Allbody, Joachim (Jockham. Jockliem. 
tee alio Anderson. Jockham), Peti- 
tion of, for land, referred, 3:252; 
elected constable. Bowery, 264; 
sworn, z68; name changed to Ander- 
son, 4 : 66; bad debt of. lifted, 416. 
*" (Allin, Allyn), Jacamiah, or- 



dock, I ; a6. 37. 
Allen. Richard, Account of, ordered 

paid, 6:j83. 
Allen. Stephen, .Account of, ordered 



Alliner. Abraham. Property of, de- 
ceased, 8:81. 

Allmcr, John, shipwright, *( al.. sur- 
render land for street 6 : 361-3. 

Allison, Thomas, carman, ordered paid 
for carting: wood, J : 210. 

Allium, William, surgeon. 5 worn a 
freeman, s ■ 233- 

AUumby, John, assessed for new dock. 
t:36. 37. 

AUyn, ift Allen. 

Alaop, John, merchant, as executor ot 
oialc of John Chrislee, Agreement 
of, with corporatioti, 6:86; bond to, 
ordered prepared. 35.1, 363, 371 ; draft 
of lease to. *■( al., ordered engrossed. 
etc.. jtij: petition of. /I ,ii . in full, (or 
liberty I" renew rxisliiiK- It.T'M, 358- 
SOL referrri). 3»ol i-i.krr.1 -.aid in- 
tertst. iOiytii. flccti:<! .I'l ;isiei30r, 
Eitt Ward 4.11 r allowed hiiiher in- 
ICTCvl rale; iTdetC'.t iiaiil nilfrcsl in 
fidl, 7:64, "Oi IS1. aio. J?). ^84; 
bond lo, ordered exchanged, 285; 



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4;3*IL 4'* , 
AJitrjrn, jee Aljlj-nt 
Alalinc, Iff AUtyne. 
Vol. VIII. -II 



et 11 mini; officer, 
' red paid back 
■oi'l, 35s; re- 
ii-er, 374; dc- 
iiere»t ordered 

n land dispute. 



AlMync (Aclstyne, Aistcyn. Alstine, 1 



of, ordered paid, ( 
1"" ■ ■ •■ 

, , 37. 

paid, 5:^4. 

Alstyne, Abraham, Jr., bricklayer, ap- 
puiiilcd a fireman, West Ward. S ^ 43 i 
deceased, x>3. 

Alstyne, Hcrmanus, elected an as- 
sessor. West Ward. 4 : 468. 

.\Utyne, John (Johannes), blacksmith, 
appomled a fireman, 4:437-8; ac- 
cumit of, ordered paid, 1:14; teap- 
pointed fireman, 43 1 bouse of, 445, 
466; rrappoinlcd fireman, East Ward. 
6:6,250,314; 7:100, 145.258; house* 
cf, 6 : 301 ; elected collector, 264, 303, 
345- See alto V-ifl Alstyne. ] 

.^Iswatt, lee Elsworth. | 

Alsworte, tee Elsworth, 

Allerson, Sejert, taxed for new dod^ 
«:34- 

Ambrose, tlic carter, taxed for new 
dock, 1 : 29. 

Ame, MMFliii, np|Kiinied a fireman. 
West Ward, 7 : 385- 

Amcns. James, appointed a fireman, I 
West Ward. 7:385, | 

Amerman (Ammerman). Derrick, a!- 
loivcd as security, 1 : 363. 

Amerman, Dirck, appointed a watdi- 
man, 5 : 44 : account of. orCeicd paid, 
7 : 437. 

Amherst, Gen. Jeflrcy (Jeffcrry), Com- 
mander-in-diief of royal forces, re- 
ijuests blankets for b.irracks, 6: 161- 
congralulaton' address to, ordered 
prepared; Bofd box (to contain free- 
dom of corporation) ordered 1 
pared for, 235: address to, in I 
2J2-S '. freedom of corporation, in full, 1 
.M5-6; addresses presented to; reply J 
of, to address and freedom. 337 ; K^M J 
box to, ordered paid for, 254. 

Ammcrman, Sfe Amerman. 

Anchorage to be paid by veiseti t .. 
belongmg to this port. 1 : 143; should ^ 
be reslcred t" cijrporali'in. a : 74, 

Anderson. Abraham. L-ind of. ordered 
lurvcvcd, 4'4$S'. elected a coniubk. 
Bowery. S r 3 ; swom. 6 

.^ndeTsom. Andrew, taxed for tww . 
dock. 1 : 3, 6. j 

Anderson. Andrlo, citcled a constable. I 
BoTCcry, 4: 71 ; sworn, 74 J 

Anderson, Kliaj. elected surveyor of^ 
luBhwiys. Bowery, 3 : 374 ; re-elected, 
3W. 4n, 453 : elected collector, 6: 
101 . hand* in proceedi of tax 
for barracks. 139: elected a eon- 



Anderson (continued) — 
stable, 148; sworn, 151 ; again 
elected, 222; fined for refusing to 
serve, arj. 33p; successor to, elected, 
331, 239; again elected collector, 391 ; 
re-elected collector and again a con- 
stable, 432; not sworn, 435 i again 
elected constable, 7 ; 184, 231 ; sworn, 
189; absent at swearing in, 237. 

Anderson, Isaac, chosen to build great 
bridge, a ; 395 ; ordered paid, 413- 

Anderson, Jacob, elected a constable. 
Bowery, 5 : 348: sworn, 35'- 

Anderson, Joachim (Jockhem, sei 
also AUbody, Joachim), ordered no- 
tified of lapse of lease, 4 : 66 ; appears 
in court, 67 ; new lease granted to, 
68: land re-leased to, 321; 'and for- 
merly possessed by, mentioned, 420; 
elected a constable, Bowery, 442; 
sworn, 445 ; house of. a : 31; land for- 
merly held by, mentioned, 7 : 274. 

Anderson, John, in dockage arrears, 
1 : 129. 

Anderson, Lucas, referee in case of 
V.in Gloren I'l. Scoiiteii, i : 68, 

Anderson, Peter, elected a constable, 
Harlem, 4:71; sworn, 74- 

Anderson, Robert, listed voter. West 
Ward, a: 16S, 170; sworn constable. 
West Ward, 183; appointed a bell- 
man. 291 ; ordered paid salary, 298 ; 
elected a constable. South Ward, 4 '■ 



70; s 



\7A. 



Anderson, William, protests election 
of alderman Leonard Lewis, 2:56; 
elected constable. East Ward, 116; 
absent. 118; lifted voter. 173, '76; 
election of. claimed as assessor. 208; 
confirmed. 211; appointed clerk of 
auditing committee. 216; ordered to 
receive nccniinls at l'>ert Byvanck. 
late treasurer, 217; apointed treas- 
urer. 240; sworn. 241 ; ordered to 
receive holdiiiRs in hands of Johannes 
Jansen, late treasurer. 245; on audit- 
mR committee. 248. 2.SS ; ordered paid 
for incidentals, 257. 260; ordered 
reimbursed for bonfiro>i. clc, 265 : 
reappointed treasurer. 272: sworn, 
37s; ordered reimbursed, balance 
in" hands of, reported. 283; reap- 
pointed treasurer, 287; absent at 
swearing in, 3S9; o" auditing 
committee, 291 ; ordered to ap- 
pear to lake oath, 292: sworn. 293: 
reports on auditing committee. 29iV 
4 ; ordered reimbursed for anniver- 
sary celebrations, 297; accounts of. 
ordered 4uditcd, 309; reported on, 
lt6; agreement with, in adjusting 
accotinti, 3>4; ordered fiven rclcuc 



Anderson (continued) — 
of bond as treasurer, 317; appoiqied 
sherifT, 329; sworn, 335; reappointed. 
363; sworn, 363; reappointed treas- 
urer, 384; sworn, 380; ordered to 
hand over city accounts, 394; account 
of, 430; account of, reported, 3:70; 
to receive release and bond of 
treasurership, 85 ; mention of roads 
laid out by, 4 1246, 271. 

Anderson, William, (2d,] elected con- 
stable. South Ward, 6:345, 39°! 
sworn, 350. 394. 

Andirons, shovel and tongs paid for, 3 : 
251 

Andres, set Andries. 

Andress, set Andries. 

Andrews, Robert, Petition of, tt al. to 
have slip cleared, referred, 7 ; 78; «- 
count of. ordered paid, 8: 138. 

Andries (Andres, Andress, Andrjeu, 
Andriesse. Androus), Andries, listed 
a city creditor, 1 : 43 ; property of, 
taxed. .57. 

Andries. John, listed a city creditor, I : 
43, 44. ^5; property of, taxed, 5?. 

Andries, Lucas, taxed for nev dock, 
I ;,13; listed a city creditor, 44; prop- 
erty of, taxed, 54; in dockage 
arrears. 128. 

Andriess, ler Andries. 

Andriesse, see Andries. 

Andros, Major Sir Edmund. Knight, 
Mention of his arrival as Governor; 
first commissions city officers, 8 : 
1451 commissions mayor, aldermen 
and sheriff, i; 1-2; 8: I45<i; I: 63-4* 
69, 74;8: 146; two proclamations by, 
1:5, 7; listed a city creditor, 44; 
Uroclamation of. repealing former 
orders concerning prices of com, 66; 
appoints mayor, aldermen and other 
city officers a Court of Admiralty, 
68, 70: denounces Capt. Philip Car- 
teret for usurpation, 77-78; commis- 
sions John West to be city clerk, 8: 
146: Peter Delanoy not to be held ac- 
countable for money paid to Josejrti 
Lee by order of, 1 ; 121 ; accounts of, 
ordered audited. i8"; ; proclamation 
of. as Governor of New England, 
198: thanksgiving proclamation of. 
on hirlh of heir to James U, 199; 
arreurs in salary ordered paid to, 
.^84; reported a city creditor, a:lo; 
ratified pre-existing city rights and 
privileges, 36, 37; prohibited trans- 
portation of wheat, 37 ; copy of proc- 
lamation of 1674, confirming Duke's 
I^ws and former privilcKes, sa-). 

Andros, John, carmui. 1 : 3i8^ 345. 



JUS, ut Andfiu. 

Andfovet. John, to build wharf. 7 ; 1*5. 

Ajint, Queen, mciibnnf^d, 1 : 197. 2X. 
36a, SOi. .P5. 35'>: cclcbrntion or- 
dered in honor of. ^5- ^> gntnis 
rccorder't coimniuion to May Bick- 
ley. 367: bonfire wid wine for birth- 
day of, 434: 3:3?. 55-6; expense of. 
paid, 57: rtcofdcr'* comrais&ion in 
lumc of. to Darid Jamison. 8-9; 
d«ath of, and successor to, pro- 
claimed. 71. 

Addc Hook* Neck. Indians at. to re- 
move within MpII Gate. 1:2. 

Aimely. Richard, elected a constable. 
EaM Ward. 4:441: ineligible. 44.^-. 
re-elected, j : a8; sworn, 34- 

Anntvetsary Day, iftgp, a: 89; 1700, 
It?; 1701, 157; 1701. 70.1; 170.1 240- 
i; I704.374-S; I7oS.kS8^): 1706.310- 
11: 1707. 335-6; 1708. 363-4; 1709, 
385-7; 1710. 4'o-'; 17"- 450-1; 171a, 
3:17; 1713. 47-8; 1714. 73-4; "7IS. 
loi-a; 1716. i*)-3o; 1717. 150-1 ; 
1718.185-6; 1719.213-14; 1720,341-3; 
1731,367-8; 1744 agS^): 1723.339-30; 
1734. 356-7: '725. 375-6; i7i!6, 395-6; 
1727. 421-2 ; 17A 454-S ; '7^ 4™-" ; 

1730. 4:39-30: 1731. 73-4; 1733. 

157-9; I7.«, ig8-Mo; 1734, mS-.io; 
173s. 37«WI ; 1736. J49-SI ; 1737- 
3W-6; 17.18. 444-6: 17». 47a-4: I740. 
$:4-6; I74i. 3a-5: I74* 6^-6; 1743. 
iot-3; 1744- l.»-a; 1745. 155-6: 1746. 
tBo-3: 1747. aa4-6; 1748. >35-7: t?*?- 
a75-7; <75a 310-ia; 175". m-s^- 
Vna. 381-3; 1753. 433-S: '754. 4'«-7o: 
1755.6:35-6; 1756.67-69: 1757. 105- 
6; 1758. iso-a: '750. isfr*; 1700. 
»5-7: '761, a6fr«; 176a, .105-7; 1763. 
Mft-<i: 1764. 392-4; 1765. 433-5; 
176^, 7:40-41; 1767. 85-87: iTffl. 
31-a; iT^iQ. 188-90; 177a 236^; 1771. 
jjo-a; 177a. 381-j; 1773. 44'>5o: 
1774. »:S»*<: '775. I'o-u- 

AoaivCTEary sennon ai Trimly Oiurch. 
1703. a:24i: payrnenl fur, 244; 1704. 
375. t»ini>cnl (or, 277: 170S. a8B; 
paymcm for. ago; 1706. 310; payment 
fnr, .-^^J; 1707. .135: paymem for, 
JJt7; 17^:^ 363; paymenl for. ,164; 
1700, 186; paymeni (w. 3S9; 1711. 
45t: piiyRient for, 457: (713. i-tj. 
paymnil for, 19; I?i3. 48; '714. 73: 
■ paymenf tor. (6s: 171S. '01; payment 
for, mi. ti3: t7sa 243: 172'- 267: 
payment foe, *97; 172a. agg; 1723. 
330; '724. 357- 

Aono. Joseph, appninicd a watchman. 
4 : ifil : ordered paid. .16B: reap 
^oinicd. :ft: ordered paid. 405, 427. 
460; mppoialcd. );44- 



^ i6j 

Anlliony, Abraham, Grant to, ordered 
ijclivercd, 7 : 26. 1 

.\nihony. Allard, taxed for new dock, 1 
1:^; property of. taxed. 5'; copy I 
of Gov. MicolU' coinmittion appoint- J 
ing him first iheriff of New York, | 
a : 5.1- 

Amhnny llcndrtck. carman, AccMiM 
of. ordered piid. 4 : 258. a67- I 

.-Anthony, Hester, wife of Nieholaa, I 
4 ■ 177. 183. 

Anthony, John, glaxier, ordered paid I 
account, J : 336. 



>ointed a hreman, MoniKomer 
Ward. 3B6. 

Anthony, Theophiliis, Prtilion of, rt 
oi.. for liberty to renew exiiting 
Icatex, 6:379-80; referred, 3B0; »c- 
connt of, ordered paid, 7; 2i8; peti- , 
tion of. tt ai.. ((ranted. 270: account 1 
of, ordered paid, 383, 358, 462; peti- 
tion of, for renewal of lease with ' 
ahaiement. granted. 8:68; account j 
of, ordered paid. 90. I 

Antill. lulward, Msteil voter, South I 
Ward, a -. 163. lOp. | 

Antony, John, eumcr. Shim of, 7 : 314; | 
account of. ordered paid. 448> I 

Appcll, Simon, elected a cooitable^ . I 
South Ward. 4 : 44- 

Apple, Arian, listed voter. West Ward, 
a: 160. 171 

Apple, Jolin, carpenter, appointed a 
fireman. Dock Ward. ' 8 : 43 ; reap- 
pointed. South Ward. 6:6. 

Apple, William, elected an assessor, 
Worth Ward, a : 239 , 

Apple barrels. Law to ascertain the J 
me of. «:a57-8. 

Appleby, George, blacksmith, sworn a I 
freeman. S : 264, 

Appraisers of vacant land, natne4 
1 : 14, is; action on return by, 19 

Apprentices, Order concerning, i : 373- I 
4; fee to recorder for rc|cislenii|L I 
374; \n he bound. ,189. ,iai; a:z^ I 
184. 333; law rdaling to, i&(, 213, I 
314, 315- .1:3- I 

Apprenticeiiiip. Book for recording in- ^ 
dentures of. 3; ,133, 

Apprenticesliip. Law regulating In- 
ddilurrj of, a : 434-.?, 

.A,rbiirators. t.«tween Col. Merrcn and 
the city, a r lot; between city and J. 
EnwaHe. 123; will not serve. 125. 

Arcfaamhiuil Samuel, listed iwCer, 
Fjit Ward, a ■ 174. 177. 




164 



INDEX 



Archer, John, appointed sheriff, i : 74 ; 

special order to, 79. 
Arden (Arding, Harding), Edward, 

elected a constable, Montgomeric 

Ward, 4 : 196 ; sworn, 200. 
Arden, Francis, ordered paid for land, 

7 : 198- 
Arden, Jacob, butcher, ordered turned 

out of public markets for contempt 

of ordinance, 6 : 361. 

Arden, Thomas, returned elected a 
constable, Out Ward, 6 : 357 ; or- 
dered fined for refusing to serve, 
361 ; successor to, ordered elected, 
364, 368; successor to, elected, 372; 
elected an assessor, Bowery, 8 : 57. 

Arence, see Arientsen. 

Areson, see Arientsen. 

Arien, see Arientsen. 

Arients, see Arientsen. 

Arientse, see Arientsen. 

Arientsen (Aerison, Aerson, Aersoon, 
Arence, Areson, Arien, Arients, 
Arientse, Arions, Arison, Arsen, 
Artson), Ann, widow, Agreement 
with, for land, 7 : 256, lease to, 278. 

Arientsen, Evert, lifted a city creditor, 
1 : 44 ; property of, taxed, 53. 

Arientsen, Frederick, taxed for new 
dock, 1 : 31 ; property of, taxed, 53. 

Arientsen, Gerrett (alias Darton), 
listed voter. West Ward, a : 168, 170. 

Arientsen, Henry ("the Spaniard"), 
listed a city creditor, i : 45 ; property 
of, taxed, 52, 53 ; dismissed from car- 
man service, 64; readmitted, 65. 

Arientsen, John, bids for ferry, i : 252 ; 
gets lease, 253 ; security of, admitted, 
^Z\ given lease of ferry, 264; 
awarded lease of ferry-house, 275; 
complaint of, 276; petition of, for 
easier terms, 325; ordered reim- 
bursed for public expenditure, a: 68; 
property of, mentioned, 128; account 
of, 430. 

Arions, see Arientsen. 

Arison, sec Arientsen. 

Arms, for the constables* night watch, 
1 : 9, 94 ; for the military, 91 ; petition 
to General Assembly for a lottery to 
raise moncv to buy. 6:19-20; paid 
for cleaning city's, 130. 

Arms, Stand of. see Muskets. 

Arms, Coat-of-, of the King. Gov. Bel- 
lomont and Lieut.-Governor Nan fan, 
to be carved for the City Hall, a: 
137; of Bellomont and Nanfan or- 
dered pulled down and broken, 212. 

Arnold, Valentine, appointed a fireman. 

Out Ward, 7:387. 
Amott, Patrick, swears allegiance to 
the crown, i : 12. 



Amout, Michael, appointed a watch- 
man, 8:15. 
Amson, Evert, taxed for new dock, 

1:31. 
Arrears of several taxes, Warrant for 

collection of, given by mayor to W. 
Welsh, I : i6;>, 183. 

Arrest and attachment, i : 103. 

Arsen, see Arientsen. 

Arthur, Anne (Boelen), wife of Chris- 
tian Frederick, Petition of, e% al., for 
water lot, granted, 7 : 217. 

Arthur, Christian Frederick, Petition 
of, et al., for water lot, granted, 7; 
217. 

Articles of Surrender to Col. NicolU, 

a : 49-52. 

Artson, see Arientsen. 

Ash, Gilbert, elected a constable, West 
Ward, 5 : 463 ; sworn, 469. 

Ash, Thomas, robbed, 8: 118. 

Ashes, Ordinance as to disposal of, i : 
28, 137. 

Ashfield, Richard, appointed high con- 
stable 1 : 381. 

Ashfield, Richard, [2d,l elected col- 
lector, Montgomerie Ward, 4 : 274 ; 
as a grand jurvman, signs character 
testimonial to James Alexander, 326 ; 
elected assessor, 386. 

Ashton, Thomas, appointed sheriff, 8: 
145 ; reappointed, i : 63, 69 ; appoint- 
ed marshall of Court of Admiralty, 
68, 70. 

Aske, Benjamin, listed voter. South 
Ward, a : 163, 165. 

Aspinwall, John, elected collector, 
Montgomerie Ward, 4 : 386 ; electea 
an assessor, 5 : 99 ; sworn, 103 ; 
elected a constable, 348; refuses to 
serve ; fined, 352 ; brings suit vs. cor- 
poration, for fining him, 411. 

Assembly. General Proclamation dis- 
solving the, 1 : 166-7, 180 1 paid clerk 
of, for service done the city, 263; 
petition to, to raise money for re- 
pairing the fortifications, 330. 

Assembly cham])cr in City Hall. New 
sashes and repairs ordered for, 6: 
123. 

Assemblyman, Paid J. Lawrence for 
service as an. i : 205 ; account of 
James Graham as, allowed, 348; sal- 
ary of Dr. States as, 394 ; balance due 
T. Van Cortlandt as, and for wood, 
boards, nails, etc., J: 68. 

Assessment and tax levy, 10 Nov, 1676, 
1:29-37; 24 July, I077» SC>-m; *or 
two hundred pounds levied. iS4; 
warrant from majror for the, 155-0: 
for city . debts. 230; money received 
ordered paid to trcuurer, 232. 



AsH«Minem4. Neglect of officers in col- 
lecting, I : So ; commiitee on com- 
plaints about, 156: Wni' Graverod re- 
fuses lo collect. 156; Mr. Smith up- 
pointed collector of. 156; no remedy 
(or objections lo, 150. 

Assessor. A new. to be oho<en In the 
West Ward. 1 : 265. 

Assessors for a tree and voluntary 
present to the Ciivemor. 1:114-15; 
election of, ordered, 115; list of, 115; 
ordered to raise tax levy, 154; rmti- 
fied by (he Recorder, 155; tniiyor's 
warrant for, 155-6. 

Assessors elected in 1664, i : 157. 

Aueisors lo make valuation of estates, 
t : i6j: returns made, 168: committee 
(o examine and correct, iflS, 

Asiessors, Old, discharged and new 
called, i:i7t. 

Afsessort ordered lo make return of 
valuation, i;nx)-20o; return made, 
aoi. 

Assessors appointed to assess and nie 
tax for money for troops on the fron- 
tier, 1 : 328^ 

AsiMsor.i, to levy tax of three pence 
on the pi'iitid for niililary defences, 
1:346; unequal vuliialions returned 

ments of one penny tax, 360; have no 
power, 3,60. 
Auessors sworn to levy money for 170 
mm for securintt the frontiers, I : 

Assessors sworn to aisexn for moneys 
(o be raised for military purposes. I : 
SfS-^; for an npcnt for representing 
the state of the Province. 3JB9, 

A**e*sor3 sworn to collect tax for de- 
letices. 1 : 414-16. 

A»s«MOTS twom to assess for raising 
money, J : 35. 

Assessors, «woni, 3: lA; to assess and 
raise five hundred pounds, 143. 

Asscstors, to assess and raise two hun- 
dred and thirty-nine pounds, ]: tgo; 
one himdred and forty-four pounds. 
jai ; one hundred and sevenly-six 
pounds, 353-.K to assess and raise 
one hundred and scmity-nine 
pooDds, 456; fifty-five pounds. 4S7; 
three hundred and ninety p->tind'. 4 : 
Stj (wo bitndred and fifty pounds, 

aH 

AsMUurs ordered to assess and levy 
(or ihm hunilrcd and sixty -five 
ppinuU. 4; I-}; three hundred sod 
eighteen pounds. 139-40, itkx 

A*scuors swam. 5 . 34. 66^ lOj ; 7 : 86, 
ijl. 



named in Dongan Charter, 

1:297: time and manner of choos- 
ing, 300. 
.\ssistants. Old, dismissed and new 

sworn. I : i8j, tga, 338, aSS, 334, 371, 

386.4a* 
Assistant* sworn in and take scaia,- 

a;i7, 61. 91, 118, 156. 15a 304; 241. 

37s. 389. J18, 336-7, ,163, 386. 4»-I. 

451; 3:17.41.48,56. 73.77, 

151, "86, 314, 215. 343. w, 399, 31S. 

330. .143. .157. .17^ 390. 432. 4SS. 4W, 

471. 4l'i : -1 : 30. 4a, 74. 158. !», 303, 

339, aSo, 387, JiSO. 395. 44S. 473: 3 ' 

33. 65. I03, 132; 156, 181. aos. 

J7fi. 311. 3.=;r, 3B3, 424, 469 -. 6 : ,15 

106. isi, 187^236, a67, 306, 349. 

434 ; 7 : 41, 86. 131. 189. 337, 331. 

450. 
Assises, First General Court of. Order 

made at the, 1 : 3-4. 
Association or declaration of loyalty 

to King George I. 3 : 107. 
Attachments, foreign. Petition for pri*. 

ilege of. s : 27a. 376 
Attorney ajid counsel for the city, Foj 

paid James Emott as, 1 : 351. 
Atiomey, Letter of, to J. Myer, t_ . 

ccive house and lot recovered fro _ 

B. Van Kleek in the West Wari,! 

6:309. 
Attorney, Warrant of, lo J. Mut 

J. AJexander and J. Chamber 

S : 152. 
Attorneys retained in action about^ 

flour. 1:336, 237; fees paid to. a?*. 

a«7 
Attorneys, in the Mayor's Court, 4 ; 7. 

32; commiitee to inquire whether 

all, of the Supreme Court, shoul4 

practice in Mayor's Court, j ; 165. " 
Atwood. Hon. William. Chief JustiM 

Supreme Court, issues writ of s 

mons to Mayor Mocll, s : 181. 
Auboyneau ( Olietneau. ObieancauV] 

John, elected an as«?sor. East WarT 

a : 41S ; elected collect"! 

hands in itwcr tax collrction, 1793 

paid for ci.mmiMions, i" 

doc from, loa. 
Auditing committee, on 

I ' |o: report with list, i3^i\ 

treasurer's accounts. i~ 
iBCi-y; of cily ... 



« 






179. I 

■W7; t . . 
bcigh, 41.8, 438; 
account of Jolm ! 



I. 1 



■. 69; of 
Deia'noy, 83, 99, 



to audit public accounts and report 
whal money Ihc city is indebied, 9S; 
kccountg of sheriff and Capt. Pro- 
voost conwiiitted to the, 84; to audit 
accounts of J. Dc Peyster, 106; 
return of. in; on treasurer's books 
and public accounts, 123. 125; re- 
port, 135-6, 138, 139; petition of A, 
Detanoy referred to, 140; on books 
and accounts of the city since 1698. 
213-14; to hire an expert accountant. 
213-14; have power to send for books 
and papers, 214 ; Wm. Anderson 
made clerk. 216; account book of E, 
Byvanck delivered to, 217: report. 
229-30; report on accounts of T, 
Noell. 232; account of B. Schuyler 
referred to the, 236; on accounts of 
J. Jansen, treasurer. 243; report. 
245; on Mayor Philip French's ac- 
counts. 248, 296: on accounts of I. 
Dc Riemcr and El. Byvanck, 254; 
on accounts of B. Schuyler and 
widow Van Cortlandt. 255 : report 
on Gertruy Van Cortlandt, 255-6; 
attendance of treasurer with, 260; 
on accounts of Ellison and Keteltas, 
272; on treasurer's accounts. 280; 
report, 283-4; o" accounts of Dirck 
Benson, lessee of the ferry. 280. 287; 
new committee on B. Schuyler's ac- 

Suerts and Abr. Kctletas. 201 ; re- 
port. 293-4; on accounts of Wm. 
Anderson, treasurer, 292, 309 ; on 
account of Alderman Provooat, 395 ; 
oath of Provoosl regarding monies 
received, 296 ; on account "f Wm. 
Merrett as mayor. 295 ; report. 295- 
6; to audit account of Geo. Booth. 
312; report on treasurer's accounts, 
316,317; on accounts of I, De Riemer, 
385; report. 387-8: on treasurer's 
accounts, 391 : on the accounts of the 
city, ^; report. 400-3; disorderly 
condition of, and losses, 40t ; ex- 
penses of, paid, 403; paid for en- 
grossing accounts, 403: new com- 
Tnittee, 423; treasurer's accounts re- 
ferred to, 424; reports, 426. 4.18-40; 
new eonimittec. 453: reports on 
treasurer's accounts, 3:9-10: on ac- 
counts of the city, 19; report on 
treasurer's accounts, 21 ; on Mayor 
Van Cortlandt's account. 22: to re- 
port, 50; report on treasurer's ac- 
counts, sa, S3; report on sheriffs 



Auditing (continued) — 
account. 70; to report on mayor's 
account, 74; allowed expenses, 83, 
85; on account of E Willson, 85; 
town clerk to deliver books to, on 
demand, 88; report on treasurer's 
accounts. 106; on accounts of A. 
Ham, iti, it6: report on treasurer's 
account. 136; new comniillce, 153; 
on A. Ham, 157; new committee, 
186, report on treasurer's accounts, 
188; on account for live hundred 
pound tax. 190-1 ; new committee, 
214; report on treasurer's account, 
217; on public accounts, 244, adjij 
report on treasurer's accounts, 249; 
new committee, TOT ; reports 00 
' accounts, 306-7: new 
332: report on dockmas- 
ter's account. 3.12; on treasurer's ac- 
counts, 33li; new committee, 359; 
report on treasurer's accounts, 303; 
new committee, 377; report on treas- 

tee, 399. 425. 482: report on treas- 
urer's account. 416; expenses of 
committee. 427; new committee, 455; 
report on treasurer's account. 462; 
.4:31. 47. 7S-6, 159; 
./ committee, 200, 2.11 ; 
I treasurer's accounts, 243: 

) committee, 244; report 
of storekeepers of pow- 

and dockmaster, 248-50; 
. report on treas- 
urer's accounts, 314-15; new commtt- 
lee. 351. 399: report, 415-16; new 
committee, 446, 474; report, 483; 
new committee, 3:8, 39. 6g; ordered 
10 call A. Brass to an account for 
arrears of rent, 95 ; new committee, 
103; report on treasurer's books and 
accounts. 116; new committee, 13,^; 
report, 144: to audit all accounts and 
examine debts, with power, 157; re- 
port on treasurer's account, 169 ; 
new committee. i8q; report on treas- 
urer's accounts. 194-S ; new commit- 
tee, 206, 237; report on treasurer's 
accounts, 257; new committee, 377; 
on deputy clerk's accounts, 364: re- 
port on C. De Peyster's accounts, 
286-7; report on deputy clerk's ac- 
counts, 286; new committee, 316; 
report on treasurer's accounts, 325; 
new committee, 352 ; report on treas- 
urer's accounts. 374; new commit- 
ice, 384; report on accounts of the 
deputy clerks, 388-g: on treasurer's 
accounts, 39J ; on Ircaiurer's ac- 
counts, 401, 425; report. AIM', "e* 
t ; report not recorded. 



report. 62; 
additions t 






6: 4- lo; new committee, 37; repnrt, 
49; new commitK*. 69; report. 78^; 
new conuniltcc. loe. 152. 18S; repuri 
on trtasurer's accounis, Jo8; rcporl 
on anounis ot keeper of powder 
hODX. .173; new commince, 7:51; 
on treafurer's accomiii. 87. report 
on public accounts and drbls due. 
fli-a: new cotiimiitee. 13J, 130; re- 
port on accuiiiii of A. Hardcnbrook. 
IJ5; new coramitlec. 451; Alderman 
Gamier adile^ 10. 455 ; r*pori on 
treasurer"!! accounts, 8; a; T Ilar- 
denbrook added to. 4. 
Auditor of City Accounts, Van Vlcck 
appointed in place of G, Verplanck, 

Aurania. Forliliealions of, may be 
slighted by house owners within, a ; 



er. East 



51 

Anreau. Andrew, listed 
Ward, a: 174, 177. 

Avery, John, eentleman, voted free- 
dom of eorporation, 4 • 44. 

Axes made lor the corporation paid 



(or, 8:70. 90. 
Asicll. llr.,1. William, o 



Aslcll. lloii". William, ordered paid for 
rriihing Greenwidi road, 7:416- 

Aricough, John, appointed high sheriff. 
8 : 180; sworn. iSi ; reappoinled. 
301; sworn, so6; reappointed, 23s; 
■wort), 3.16 ; reappointed. 373 '■ sworn, 
276: reappointed, 301; sworn, 312; 
ordered paid for itallows. 316; re- 
appointed high sheriff, 34ft; sworn, 
351; reappointed, 380; sworn, 383; 
reappointed, 418; rei>>r<H, .124. 

Ajicouch, Sarah, infant. Bond ordered 
prepared to John Cniirer ah gunrdiau 
of, jraSg; said bond ordered dis- 
charged ; marriage of, 36a 



er. East 



DACHAN, John, luted ■ 

" Ward, a- 173. 176. 

Bache. Theophilacf, Land agreement 
with, 7.38; petition of, ri at., to 
widen alley, Kranted, 224-;: reports 
Trinity vcitry will accept corpora- 
lion offer of land. 365; water lot 
urant to, as executor, signed. 8 : 85. 

Backer, l-'rederick, elected a constable, 
MojitgometJe Ward. 4 : 274 ; (worn, 
a8i ; iirdered paid, 5» 

Bairlrr, ln«tah, appoiirtfid a fireman. 
Dock Ward. 6:a75-4; reappointed. 



Bi'f., 



ri-d made for cov«r- 

! r, 5; ifc, 
' pnhlic whipper, 
: 168. 171-a; wife 
midtie of salarr 



Uailcy (cunlinucd) — 
due, 189; ordered Mid sabrj-, 1 
2$2. jfa, 271, 28a, 288. 193, 303, 318 
deceased. 329; widow ot, orders 
paid residue of salary clue, 331, 

Baitey, Rachel, widow of John, order 
paid residue of salary Aw 

Bailey, Dr. Richard, ordered paid fat 
services at inquests, T-i3\. 

Baker. John, earman, i : 2i8. 245. 

Baker, Joseph, listed voter. West Ward 
at iMl, 170. 

Baker, Nicholas, taxed for new dodi, 
1:33; listed a city creditor, 43. 

Baket, Richard. Fert^ leased 10, 8 : 75 i 
to rtrceive possession, 82-3 ; suit of. 
against rival, gupported. Vg: account 
01, ordcrrd paid. 123 ; oeccaiedif 
widow of. surrenders his I 

Baker, Roger, vintner. Petit 
reimbursement, taken into considef 
ation. 1:344; ordered paid on ac _ 
count, j:i39; listed voter, East i 
Ward, 17,?. 176; petition of. for land,.] 

£ anted, 199-300. I 

er. Samuel, merchant, of London, 
asked to purchase large fire en^ne 
for city, 8 : aa ; ordered paid f^r 
laixe bell for use of corporation. 45; 
ordered paid for engines, 264. 285. 

Baker, William, merchant, of LondoUta 
asked to purchase large lire engine 
for city. 8 : M ; ordered paid (or la: 
bell for corpor.ition, 45 ; ordered p 
for cnRincs, 3£i{. 2B5 

Baker, William, mariner, Tr,iii«(er 
land to, recorded, a : 321 ; 
havinR disbursed corporalion < 
table funds, a : 10. 

Baker, . widow of Richard, . 

renders husband's ferry lease, s :I304 
market stalls lo be let at house 4 
155; house of, 167, 

Bakers, Jeffery (Joufrou), uxed I 
new dock, 1 : 3a ; property of, 
sessed, 58. 

Bakers, MarBxett, Property of, taw 
1:59. 

Bakers, Supervisors of bread approve 
by the. I ;i7a; lin of, io be furnishM 
T72; several at>pointed lo hake eadL 
day. 173. 176-7; overseers of. igjA 
ask lor a new aiiirr on hrrad. 'Ma 
■(ranted. i>;6; summdued to agree a 
astite of bread, ,120: all to be 
milled by mayor. 4rti; otiIt renr 
with penalty for di«rtsar>] of, ..,__ 
418; to keep supply of bread for sate, 
418; a: 15; a stricter law ferom- 
mendcd (or. 64. 

Balden, ite BaMwta 



t68 



INDEX 



Balcliiur, see Baldwin. 

Baldwin (Balden, Balding), Joseph, 
»wom a constable, West Ward, 6: 
36; again elected, 147; sworn, 151; 
rc-elcctcd, 183; sworn, 188; elected 
collector; re-elected constable, 222; 
sworn, 226; re-elected collector and 
constable, 264 ; sworn, 268 ; re-elected 
collector and constable, 303; sworn, 
307; re-elected collector and con- 
stable, 345; sworn, 350; re-elected 
collector and constable, 390; sworn, 
304; appointed a fireman, North 
Ward. 7 : 145 ; reappointed, 258, 386. 

Baldwin, Samuel, appointed lessee of 
ferry at Peck's Slip, 8:12; lease to, 
signed, 25; petition of, for leave to 
surrender ferry lease, granted, 75; 
account of, ordered paid, 117. 

Baldwin. Stephen, cartman, appointed 
a cordwood inspector, 7 : 220. 

Baldwin, William, sworn a deputy con- 
stable, 5 : 237, 277, 312, 425 ; account 
of, ordered paid, 426; elected a con- 
stable. South Ward, 463; sworn, 
470; account of, ordered paid, 466; 
again elected constable. 6 : 65 ; sworn, 
69; ordered paid for help in ward- 
ing off small pox, 80; re-elected con- 
stable, 100; sworn, 106; account of, 
ordered paid, 136-7; re-elected con- 
stable, 147; sworn, 151; re-elected, 
183; sworn, 188; elected constable. 
Dock Ward, 7:82; sworn, 86; 
elected constable. North Ward, 127; 
sworn, 132; re-elected, 183; sworn, 
189. 

Ball Isaac, appointed a fireman. North 
Ward, 7 : 145 ; reappointed, 257, 386. 

Ball, John, appointed a fireman, North 
Ward. 7:386. 

Ball, Nathaniel, ordered paid on ac- 
count, 7 : 199. 

Ballereau, James, elected collector, 
Montgomeric Ward, 4 : 44. 

Balm(c), John, elected constable, 
North Ward, 3 : 328 ; absent at 
swearing in, .1.30; removed from cor- 
poration limits, 3.^4; elected con- 
iitablc, West Ward, 355; sworn, 357. 

Hamper ( Hemper, Bompcr), Jacob, 
elf ctrd a constable. East Ward, 4 : 
«75: aworn, jHi. 

B«m|H^r, Lodwick, House of, 5:306; 
elecit^d an «H!*cs.Hor, Montgomeric 
Waril, 6: 1H4; petition of, ct al, to 
hftvr I'Vny Street water channel 
det^penrd, referred, 219-20; re-elected 
Ai»fH»tir, uy 

B«lick«r (lUnkfr), Aaron, appointed 
» ftrrman, Nt»rth Ward, 7 J MS ; re- 
«|»|iolnted, JS7. ^ 



Bancker, Adrian, elected collector. 
South Ward, 4 : 195, 275, 346. 

Bancker, Adrian, Jr., Grant to, ordered 
delivered, 7:26. 

Bancker, Christopher, elected assessor, 
North Ward, 3 : 293, 354. 373 ; petition 
of, for land, referred, 4 : 140-1 ; elected 
collector, 153; ordered to remove 
fence, 23i6, 238; marshalls ordered to 
remove fence of, 267, 282-3 ; hy Com- 
mon Council declared tied in election 
for alderman, North Ward, 393; 
.election of, debated and referred for 
consideration with counsel, 397; de- 
clared duly elected, 398; on com- 
mittee to frame bill for roof repairs 
to City Hall ; on auditing committee, 
399; reports, 415; on committee to 
consider petitions for land, 403; re- 
ports lease of ferry, 408; on com- 
mittee to choose watch, 409 ; on com- 
mittee to survey, 414; on committee 
to assist treasurer, 417 ; reports con- 
dition of ferry buildings, 418; voted 
appropriation, 431 ; on committee for 
City Hall repairs, 421-2; voted ap- 
propriation, 431; reports, 433; on 
committee to survey for market, 422; 
to consider petitions for new market, 
423 ; reports ; on committee for work 
house repairs, 424; reports lease of 
dock. 425 ; on committee to choose 
watchmen, 428; re-elected aldernian, 
441 ; sworn, 445 ; on committee 
to revise laws, 448-9; ordered re- 
imbursed for ferry repairs, 453, 454; 
ordered given tackle and block in 
return for not charging interest on 
money advanced, 454; on com- 
mittee to survey, 455; reports lease 
of dock, 457; on committee to 
build isolating ward, 459; re-elected 
alderman, 408; sworn, 473; on 
market house committee, 477-8; 
ordered reimbursed for poorhousc 
repairs; on committee to revise laws. 
478; on committee to choose watch- 
men, 480; on committee for ferry 
and City Hall repairs, 495-6; re- 
elected alderman, 5:2; sworn, 5 ; on 
committee to have water engines re- 
paired, 4; ordered reimbursed for 
repairs to ferry and Citv Hall, 7; 
on auditing committee, 8; ordered 
reimbursed for expenditure. 24-5; re- 
elected alderman, 28; sworn, ^^\ or- 
dered reimbursed for City Hall re- 
pairs, etc., 36; on auditing committee, 
37; on market house committee, 
39; on committee to arrange han(cing 
of new and old bells; on committee 
to survey water lot, 55 ; on committer 



1 inspect lail. 60; re-elected > 
man, 62: swom, 65; on comti 
(or poarhoiise reptiirs. 64 : on com- 
mittee to let market stalls, 68; on 
Auditing eommiltec, 69: ccriities pay- 
ment of watch motity: account of, 
ordered paid. 74; on ferry committee. 

opinion on way to prevent raising 
pric* of beef. 83-4; on survcyinc 
committee. 87; onlcrtd rcinilmrscd. 
03; on committee to consider petition 
(or land, 03; petition of, fl al, for 
water lots, referred. 1 1 j ; presents 
copies of title deeds. 115; petition of, 
tl at., for water lot referred. 224: 

Cmcd, 398-0; appointed to appraise 
d, 306-7; reports, 3331 bond 
ordered to, for expense of new pier, 
314; act to discharge obligation to, 
434; again elected alderman, 6:33: 
nrom, 3s: on auditing committee. 
37; tppoinled successor to Stephen 
Van Cortlandt on all committees, 

«'; on committee to repair City 
■Jl. A3: on committee to settle lot- 
tery accounts. 46; on committee to 
report on debt* 10 corporation. 49: 
on committee 10 survey for hay 
scales; returns election of constable. 

g; account of,. ordered paid. 71; 'o 
nd over provincial appropriation 
for barracks. ItJ ; wmc reported 
done. 12^. 

Bancker. Elijabetb, widow, Action of. 
vt. TIios. Clarke. 1:236; agrcemenl 
with, about property, 254 ; deceased, 
lot of, 417. 

Bandccr. Evert, elected aii assessor. 
East Ward, 5:463; bouse nf. 7:23a 

Bancker, Flnres, Account "f, ordered 
paid, 7 : 165. t^ 

Bancker Gerard (Cerardus), appointed 
a pabltc surveyor. 6:3,s8: lo make 
surrey. 7:68-9; attends committee 
meetiriK. 307-8; survey of, reported, 
.US. 34". 367; to copy plan of water 
l<its. .169; accoimt of, ordered paid. 
376: survey of, reporleil in full. 443; 
account of. ordered paid. S : 139. 

Baiicker, John, carpenter. Account of, 
nrdT'd pii<\_ 7 '144, 44a; appointed 



H. 



i-^d an assessor, 
cu-electcd, 14?; 
uvered. 7:36. 
Ill of Int ordered 



1:35. 
Bant, John. Jr„ voted illegally in East 

Ward, »:i7S. >?8. 
B.int, Peter, voted illegHlly in East 

Ward, a: 17s, 178; elected cuiislablc, 

3or; swom. 311. 
Banta. David, appointed a liieman, 

North Ward. 7:145; reappointed, 

25?. 386 
Banta, Dirick. elected a constable, 

Harlem, 6:304; sworn, 307; re- 
elected. 346: swom. 350. 
B.inta, Jacob, appointed a Hremati, 

North Ward, 7:145; reappointed. 

258. 
fi.inta, Paulas, Account of, ordered 

paid. 7 : 129- 
Batite, Wart, ,\(count of, ordered paidi 

5:4:!* 
Banyar. Hon. Goldsbrow, Attorney I 

General, ordered paid for patents, 7! I 

Barbadocs, Indentures of servants 1 
from. 1 : 81-83 : complaint from I 
Deputy Governor of. 153. I 

B.irbarie (Barberie. Barbery), Hob. J 
John, ordered to pay debts of "t' 
distracted man." 1 : 287 ; elected n 
sessor. West Ward, a:5S: election ■ 
of, contested. j6; nulliAed, 60;^ 
warrant issued to, for scro-- 
tiny of ilispitted election, 167; 
returns warrant, 167-8. ifio-To; 
signs return of voles, 169, 170. 171; ' 
listed voter. West Ward. i68^ 170;| 
elected consUhle. West Ward, 3: J 
479; ordered served with notice tO I 
appear lo be sworn. 483 : fined (or I 
refusing. 485. -^ .J 

Barl>ane, . widow. 10 be provided S 



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for. 



:233- 



1 assessor, J 



Barberie, uf Barbaric. 
Barbery, tee Barbaric- 
Barclay. Andrew, elected ) 

Dock Ward, 6 : 183. 
B,trclay. David, peruke maker. Lot J 

leased to. 7 ; 255-6; draft of Rtant to^ ■ 

otdcred engrossed, etc.. 256; leanil 

to, ordered delivered. 278; ) 

of, ordered paid, 8: 7a. 
Barclay. Mary. Grant W. ordered de- 

livered, 7 : 21S. . ,. _ 

BarcUy. Rev. Tbomas. of AlbanjT/B 

preaches corporation semiun, a:7Jij 

ordered paid (or same. 165. 
Barrlay. William, elected COI» 

East Ward; sworn. J: 39o:app 

high coB«able. 308; iWOrn, i»I jl 

appointed. 333. 361. 



Bard, Dr. John, ordered paid for visit- 
ing citj poor and sick, A : 9, 306, a8Q ; 
ordered paid for attending inquests. 



. 7:356; 



„?■»: 



attending in( 

Burensen, tee 

Barents, see Barcntsen. 

Barentsen (Barensen, Barents), Cor- 
nelius, taxed for new dock, 1:30; 
property of, taxed. 59. ' 

Barentsen, Hugh (Huyg), baker. Prop- 
erty of, taxed. 1:60; directed on 
what days to bake, 176. ! 

Barentsen, Simon, Property of, taxed, 
i;6i. i 

Barheit (Barhite), Barent. Account of, 
ordered paid, 4:283; elected a con- ' 
stable. North Ward, 387; sworn, I 
395- 

Barhite, set Barheit. 

Barker, Ralph, elected constable. North | 
Ward, 3:479; appointed high con- ' 
Stable, 480; sworn, 481. 

Barker, William, listed voter, East 
Ward, a : 174, 177. 

Barks (barques) belonging to this port, 
list of, 1 : 128. 

Barn at ferry, to be repaired, a; 73; 
committee on repairs to, 73; cost of, 
allowed John Eiiwntse on account, 
84; to be kept in repair. 131. Sre 
also Ferry. 

Barnes, Benjamin, voted a freeman 
gratis, a: 207; salary paid to as mar- 
shall. 315-16, 322. 325, 339, 365. 37S. 
379, 389. 403, 42a, 456: 3:6, a6. 38. 
50; retired; death of, 60. 

Barnes, Catherine, widow of Benjamin, 
ordered paid. 3 : 60, 

Barnes, Cornelius, House of, i : 189. j 

Barnes, Philena. Bond ordered exe- I 
cutcd to, 7:328: ordered paid in- 
terest, 418. 453; 8:64. It?. I 

Barnes, Phabe, Bond ordered exe- 1 
cuted to, 7:328; ordered paid in- 
terest, 418. 453 ; 8 : 64. 1 17, 

Barnes, Simon, taxed for new dock. 
1:3s- 

Bames, Thomas, defendant in dock 
suit, 4:409: petition of. for water 
lot, referred. 5 : 227 ; proposes to sur- 
render slauithter house lease, 281 ; 
draft of surrender to be executed 
by, ordered engrossed. 302; allusion 
showing grant of lot was made to. 
328; grant to. 3.17 ; conditions ot 
grant of lot to. 363: elected a con- 
stable, Monigomerie Ward, 379; rot 
■worn, 383 ; lot of. 401 ; houi« of, 6 : 
60i 61, 387. 



Barnes Island, Inhabitants of, to cut 
stockadoes. i : 335, 3^. 

Barr, Frederick, appointed a fireman. 
North Ward, 7 : MS I reappointed, 
aS7. 386. 

Barfj Hendrick, Account of, ordered 
paid, 7:397- 

Barracks for eight hundred men. Com- 
mittee on erecting, 6 :io8; report 
and building ordered erected on 
commons south of Fresh Water, iii- 
12; committee to procure funds for, 
from Governor and Council, 112; 
two thousand pounds received from 
Treasurer of the Colony, 113; paid 
back to colonial treasurer, 129; re- 
ceipts given by J. De Peyster, Jr., 
for moneys used for the, 119-30; 
paid out on, 145. 146; pots, hooka 
and chains ordered for, 159; blank- 
ets ordered bought for, iDi-3; paid 
for blankets for, 163, 165 ; committee 
to settle accounts for, i;^4 ; paid 
for trammells for, 207 ; paid J. De 
Peyster for money advanced for, 313, 
373 ; committee on bill for raising five 
hundred pounds for expenses of, 
228 ; paid for wood and candle* for, 
256; Bill to pay off arrears of, 276; 
expenses of. 308, 3M, 3a8, 356; use 
of room in. allowed Hill, the weaver, 
and family. 412 ; sundries for, ^I. 

Barray. tee Barrea, 

Barri. see Barrea. 

Barrea (Barray, Barre, Barry, Boera, 
Booree), Francis, ordered paid for 
watching at City Hall, 8:23; ap- 
pointed a watchman, 44; appointed a 
fireman, North Ward. 338; 6:7, 250, 
315; 7:100 (West Ward), 144.357- 

Barrea, Francis. Jr.. appointed a fire- 
man. West Ward, 7:385. 

Barrel, Dimensions of the, i : 138; a: 
219; of the half and quarter, 1 : 138; 
3:219: for beef and pork, 8:144. 
See alio Cask. 

Barren, Andrew, elected a constable. 
Dock Ward, 5:379; sworn, 383- 

Barrington. Nicholas, applies to be 
workhouse keeper, 6 : 161. 

Harrow. James, Account of, ordered 
paid. 7: aSa 4ti : 8:95- 

Harrow. Thomas. Account of. ordered 
naid. 7:289: appointed a fireman. 
West Ward. 385; aceouni of, 
ordered paid, 41 1; 8:95. 

Rarwifk. John. Accoimt of, ordered 
paid, 7 : .», 

Bnrry. see Barrea. 

Bass (Bas, Bos). John (Jan). Petition 
of. (or land referred, 8 : as> : «•«:»«• 
■ surveyor of highwart, Bowcrr, 



Bus (continued) — 

aiu ; elocfcd collcctof , 479 ; 4:4; 
ordertd notified of lapse of leaje, 66; 
■pp^'ars in court, 67 : proposals of, 
consider*^, OH; elected a constable, 
196; sworn. 300; ones corporation, 
416; agHin lifted debtor, 6:79. 

Bass. . widow, House of, 7 : 314. 

Basi, Law prulccttng, 6:157-8. 

Bas«eU, Francis. Account of, ordered 
paid, 4:50; elected a constable, Elost 
Ward. 153; sworn, isg; appointed a 
fireman. 6:jo8. .514 : 7: 100. 145, 258, 
386. 

Bassett (Bassite), Frederick. Petition 
of. el oJ. to have slip cleared, re- 
ferred. 7:78; liouae of. 341. 363- 

Bassclt. Midiacl, listed voter. East 
Ward, a: 173. 176 

Bassett, Peter, listed voter. East Ward, 
a: '73. 1;* 

Bassttc. scf Bassett 

Bistar, John, elccird a constable. 
Dock Ward. 6:3yo; indigiblc. 31)4; 
successor to. elected. 3^ 
I ij*L ijtt'tiiTrl child. Law wanted punishing 
■ . — je„u of a. » ; »6i 

* IS on Wall Street. Stones o(, 
1 for. for new Ciiy Hall, a : 82. 

ui, . House of, I : 273. 

I, Alexander. Account of. ordered 
.* ptid. 7:36». i37. 

mttcanx. Atarket liouses set apart for 
ti»e in bnildirig, a : 444. 

Battery of 8""* un East side of 
Burgers Path, Paid for iron work 
done on. a : 366. 

Battery on Capsc Rocks, Bill (or erect- 
ing a, approved, 4 : 237-8. 

Baaerv, to be tmilt under ibe fort. 1 : 
33S. 338-9. .T*). 342, 344. 345. 347; 
mease of land to the Governor lor 
enlarging, 8 : 104. 

Batter; pond ordere<l filled up, 7 : 4^3- 
4 ; paid for Siting. 440, 44a. 454. 455 ; 

Barard » Byard) , Blllhiiar (Batlas, 

BalU7, Rnlili. R^iltiui'. Raltus). 

taxed for new dock, 1 : 30; property 

of, taxed. 54. 55 ; sworn ccmstahlc, 

70; an assessor. West Ward. 115; 

reelected aiseuor, 157, 170: elected 

a*'i>i,ij-l, tRj ; nn auditing coramitlec. 

tP; ' ■ ■! assistant, lot; 

miiice- 193; on 

I ■ ■ 'Otairs, I9t: on 

■ti, 106; reports 

■H of. allowed. 

I ai4; on cnm- 

Lrmen. 2)6: on 

IV mriiih-housc 

pfii' ^,13; <^o auditing 



Bayard (continued) — 
committee, 234; appointed an »vef-fl 
scef of poor and pnblic works. 4JI;| 
accounts of. ordered audited, 432;! 
listed voter, 2:ift8. 170; deceascdtrl 
237: "tale of, inem^oned, <; 13, I 

Bayard. Jacobtw, elected collectoTtl 
West Ward. 1:271: elected assij- 1 
tant : sworn, J: 41; re-elected, 44:1 
sworn, 48; on committee to choost I 
bellmen. 40: on coinmiltee to hold I 
new elcciion for alderman, 50: iwom I 
alderman. 51 ; on comniiltee to build | 
poorhonse, etc.. 59-6o; 011 eommil 
to choose bellmen, 61. 76, 93; 
contmiltee to settle dock tnaltcrs. 66k I 
67; re-elected alderman, 60: sworn; i 
commiMJOfied justice of peace, 73ifl 
inspect disputed! 
returns. 70; reiwrts. 72: 
ee to finish wnarf, 76; 
'committee to rcnxivc crane, 83. 

Bayard. lUm Col. Nicholas taxed far 1 
new dock. I : 33 : iiropiTty ef. laxei 
SS. F*; slderman for latter pnrt < 
year iWj.j, loO : rcappoiiUcd alder- I 
man (South Ward), 107 Uf I 
113); on comniiiice to draw op| 
address to Gov. Dongan aboiA I 
New Jersey tiadc, 119; on com- I 
mitlce (o report on city ordinances; 1 
on city revenue committee, t20; | 
reports, 125; on cot 
confer with Gov, Uonican on dt/t I 
right 10 grant licenses and collect I 
bridge money, 121 ; report acted on, I 
l32;CTncomtnittee to codify city laws, 1 
121 L signii addrets to Gov. Don- 1 
gan, 131: on committee to ctiDfer | 
with Gov. Dongan about Hour teited ; 
on committee to dnw up bridge J 
money regulations, 1^3: reappointed J 
alderrnan : on committee to inspect 1 
public accotmts, 147: on committee to | 
draft statement nhout hotting ftour, 
148: on committee in draw up 
com regulations, 153; rc-cle^ed aj- 
dermsn, 157; one of seven noini- 
nnled by Common Council for Gover- I 
nor's choliw for mayor, 158: sworn,! 
8:148; on committee to treat wilhi" 
Gov. Dongan aliout vacant land, 1: 
i&t: to enter city aeconnts '"' 
tnoks; on cnmmillre to examine I 
assessors' estimate*. 1G8: appniiiied 1 
mayor, r?! l 8,140 "*>"; proelama- I 

tion of. a> Itiavnr. ahnus hahcri,! 

l:l^7' ririi.-.nniiri'i -j(. ftw re-^ 

land, '1" 



172 



INDEX 



Bayard (continued) — 
officers-elect, 191; warrant of, to 
city surveyors, 195-6; reports bell- 
man paid, 205; applies to nave forti- 
fications repaired, 265; to co-operate 
in repairing fortifications; ordered 
to appoint assistants for surveying 
same; issues order to that enect, 
267; nominated appraiser of ferry 
house, 268, 275 ; accepts management 
of weigh house and fortifications 
repairs, 272; account of, ordered 
paid, 276; statement of, about Q>1. 
Dongan's claims to land, 282; 
present in Council, 283; reports in- 
eligibility of John Windeford for 
common councilman, 288; named 
mayor in Dongan Charter, 296; 
ordered not to molest weighmaster, 
307; testifies how long land before 
house of Johannes Van Brugh (i. e., 
Hanover Square) had been unin- 
dosed, 319; account of, ordered au- i 
dited 320; accounts due to, from 
weigh-master, 337; present in Coun- 
cil, 338, 343» 347 ; petition of, for new 
survey, 355 (report of committee and 
order passed on same, 356) ; account 
of, recommended paid, 397 ; accounts 
of, ordered settled, 401 ; application 
of, for laying out Chiircli Street, 
granted, a: 11. 

Bayard, Nicholas, [2d,] Petition signed 
by, as co-executor of will of Rip Van 
Dam, Jr., referred, 4: 145-6; reported 
on, 189-90; elected assistant. Out 
Ward, 5:99; sworn. 102; on com- 
mittee to draft laws for removal of 
obnoxious trades, 112; re-elected as- 
sistant, 129; sworn, 132; on auditing 
committee, 133 ; reports, 144 ; on com- 
mittee to list corporation debtors. 
144; on committee for City Hall re- 
pairs, 146; re-elected assistant, 154.; 
sworn, 156; on auditing committee. 
157; on committee to amend 
charter, 161 ; on committee to 
build stairs at slip, 162, 188; on com- 
mittee to take counsel whether Su- 
preme Court attorneys should prac- 
tice in Mayor's Court, 165; on com- 
mittee to enlarge poorhouse, 171 ; re- 
elected assistant, 178 ; sworn, 181 ; on 
auditing committee, 189; reports, 
194.5; o" committee to consider pe- 
tition of ferry lessee for abatement of 
rent, 190; on committee to arrange 
rent arrears. 198; re-elected assis- 
tant, 201; sworn, 205; on auditing 
committee, 206; on committee to re- 
vise laws 209; on committee to con- 
sider petitions for water lots, aia; 



Bayard (continued) — 
on committee to adjust boundary 
line, 223; reports, 264; re-elected as- 
sistant, 232; sworn, 236; on auditing 
committee, 237; reports, 257; dis- 
sents from order to draft petition 
for flour embargo, 342; on com- 
mittee to fix Harlem boundary line, 
247; reports. 251; on committee to 
consider petition for land lease, 251- 
2 ; proposal of, to give land for street 
in exchange for strip, referred, 252; 
reported favorably, 256; on com- 
mittee to investigate disputed land 
title, 254; on committee for new 
ferry house at Brooklyn, 255, 258, 
263; on committee to consider pe- 
tition for swamp land, 262; 
on committee to level Dey Street, 
265 ; reports, 290-1 ; re-elected assis- 
tant, 273; sworn. 276; on committee 
to inspect changed fence, 274; on 
auditing committee, 277; reports, 
285-6; on Harlem surveying com- 
mittee, 280; exchanges real estate 
with corporation, 281 ; on committee 
to settle Harlem land dispute, 298; 
on street committee, 300; ground 
for slaughter house proposed by, 
302; conditions %i lease of land to, 
for slaughter house, 303; re-elected 
assistant, 309; sworn, 311; on com- 
mittee to look into rent arrears and 
land dispute, 315 ; on surveying com- 
mittee, 322; on boundary line com- 
mittee, 323 ; draft of lease to, ordered 
engrossed, etc., 323; on committee to 
treat with brickmakers on rents ; on 
committee to treat with corporation 
debtors, 325 : on committee to consid- 
er Trinity Church petition for land, 
328 ; reports, 331 ; on committee to 
lay out road, 346; re-elected assis- 
tant, 348 ; sworn, 351 ; ordered re- 
paid for expenditure, 360; on sur- 
veying committee, 367; re-elected as- 
sistant, 379 ; sworn, 382 ; ditches near 
estate of, ordered inspected, 386; on 
committee to settle Harlem boundary 
dispute; on committee to lay out 
ground for brick kiln, 397; on 
surveying committee ; on committee 
to inspect treasurer's accounts, 
401 ; account of, ordered paid, 
406; on committee to revise laws; 
on surveying committee, 408; re- 
ports, 414; on committee to 
inspect Wall Street oaving, 410; re- 
elected assistant, 418; sworn, 424; 
slaughter house of, 357, 364, 377, 401, 
411, 430, 447. 473; 6:40, 73, 115. 157, 
196, 231. 275 ; votes for ferry petition. 



Bayard frontinued) — 
S : 453 ; on commillce to extend Ply 
Market, 455; petition of, to have 
slaughter house lease cjtienilcd. re- 
ferred, 7:94. granted. 107-8; lease 
ordered delivered to. t6i : ordered 
notified of petition of certain resi- 
dents to have cattle killed at resi- 
dences, 2i6; house of, 287; covenant 
witli, eonfinned by city ordinance, 
aSr-e: appointed election retumins 
officer. OiH Ward. 8:53: elected 
alderman. 108; sworn; appointed to 
committees of predecessor, Hi; to 
iiga cxirporaiion nole°., 124. 

Bayard. Peter (Petrus), taxed for 
new dock. 1:33: property of, taxed, 
51 : elected assistant. Weal Ward, 
a: 308; sworn, 311 : on committee to 
choose bellmen. 312; reports, 313; 
to superintend paving of Broadway, 
336; re-elected assistant, 329; absent 
at swearing in, 336; sworn, 336-7. 

Bayard, Peter { Petrus), merchant, 
elected a constable, We«I Ward, 4- 
70: cu-leascs Bowling Green. 179; 

"* petition of, ti al., for water lots. 

led. 322-3. 373-6. 

I, Samuel. Deed for new church 

. 1:366; elected assistant, 

c Ward, a: 56; on coramiliee to 

treasurer's accounts. 62 ; 

1 ordered to assist treasurer Brcvoort 
in recovering corporation books, etc., 
from Capt. Ebcncier Willson, 66; 
ordered paid for street paving, 68; 
on committee to audit public ac- 
oounis. 68; on coamiiltee to choose 
a icavenger ; on committee to audit 
Ulc mayor's accounts, 74; on com- 
mittee to (arm ground of old Cily 
Halt, 78; on committee to treat with 
Wilham Beekman concerning land 
petitioned for, 83 ; re-elected assis- 
tant, 88: sworn, ui; on committee 
to view land petitioned for by Cem- 
ent Eltworih, Qi: on committee to 
audit trciHifw's accounts, yj; on 
cmroritcp tn ntitlit pulilic accounts, 

''' '" '"V'*« *<rnf 

f iiiccied by city, 

i iTi Dock >ircet, 

<:• l Buittant. 116: 

re, i«-3; on 
11 protested elec- 

153: land di»- 
f n. 163; elected 

;,i lid granted lo. 

to It -jt.'.'.-j, ot. 354: re-elected 
UMU»(. JGi : (iectcd alderman, 
J83: lefutes lo serve. 386; swont, 
307 ; on committee to rrport on dock 



391 : reports, 403 ; on committee to 
finish great bridge, 39a; lo have full 
access to city hooks, etc.. 3^; on 
committee to report further on city 
accounts, 403; re-elected alderman, 
416; sworn. 421 ; on committee to in- 
spect coniesled election returns, 417, 
418; reports, 419. 43i : on auditing 
committee, 423; reports, 436, 438, 439, 
440; reports from committee on 



n 






'.43.1; 



supervise finishing great bridge, 434; 
on committee lo view land, 447; re- 
elected alderman, 449; sworn; sworn 
justice of peace, 451 ; elected treas- 
urer, 450; sworn, 452; on auditing 
committee. 453; reports, 3; 9- 10; 
to send to London for standard of 1 
weighL'! and measures. a:454; i_ 
turns election of constable, 454, 45S 
456; on committee to report on pro- 
posals of dock lessees, 3:4; ordered 
reimbiirwd, 6, 13. 10; elected treas- 
urer. 16; accouiils of, audited, 21: , 
ordered reimbursed for payment of 
ferry mortgage iiitereit. 3b; receives 
original account of Wm. Merrett, 
s6; ordered reimbursed on account, 
30. 35. 43 ; claims title to part of land 
covered hy City Hall. 42 ; brings suit, - 
46; sworn treasurer. SO; ordered to , 
receive account, 54 ; agreement with, , 
for importing weights and measures, 
56-7: ordered retmbiirsed. 57. 6j. 70; 
reappointed trea.«urcr, 71 ; signs ad- 
dress to GeorRC 1. 75 ; ordered re- 
imbursed, 77. 70-80. 85, 92, 9*; re- 
elected treasurer, 100; ordered re- I 
imburwd. IM-3. 103-4; accounts of. I 
reported audited, 106; ordered re- I 
iinhurscd. 119; reappointed 
;d reimt 

.„_ . red reim . .,^, 

146; accounts of. reported aodited, 
1,36-7; to receive revenue of dock 
and crane, 137; reappointed treas- 
urer. 148: iwnrn, ii;r; nrrftrcd reim- 
bursed f-r.--— -■■■■>— -■;'»■ 170-1; 

ditto, ir . ivc ux . 

receipt>. i^!edfbT I 

ferry rep ■ ii>reor- 1 

Kratifiii !■■ .r.l-Tcd to I 

nd over :\\] lln- {i''. iroimt books. 
etc, 186; ordered reimbuf^ed tor re- 
pairs, expenditures, etc . 188: released 
from bond as treasurer, l88-q; bod 
of. jo^aoo; produces draft of Wall 
Street, Z41 ; (petition signed by, fit 
that unmarketahle float be kept q 
of cily, 4; t69-7a 



Bayard, Samuel, [M,] Pelition of, for 
ferry to Wehawken, referred, 3 1 67 ; 
petition of, el al., for scrutiny, re- 
jected, 7 : Z33-4. 

Bayard, Samuel, Jr., Ijd,] Water lot 
grant to, ordered delivered, 7 : 429-30. 

Bayard, Hon. Stephen, merchant, Water 
lot grajit to, 4; 112; petition signed 
by, el al., to have unmarketable flour 
kept out of city, 169-70; pelition 
si^ed by, as co-executor of will of 
Rip Van Dam, Jr., referred, 145-6; 
reported on, 189-90; elected alder- 
man, i3ock Ward, 21S; sworn, 229; 
grant of water lot to, ordered exe- 
cuted, 226-7; on committee to have 
city charter printed; on auditing com- 
mittee, 2it ; reports, 243 ; on com- 
mitlce to investigate land title, 234; 
to reply to General Assembly relative 
to new battery, 238 ; lo build house 
of correction, etc., 241; to survey 
land grant, 250: reports, 254; on 
committee to draft ordinance for in- 
spection of flour, 251-2; on commit- 
tees for prison and sewer repairs, 254 ; 
on committee to recover seal from 
mayor. 264, 265 ; on committee to 
reports on butchers' petition, 269 ; on 
committee to draft freedom of cor- 

g rat ion for Andrew Hamilton. 
R-. 273; reports, 277-8; re-elected 
alderman. 275; sworn, a8i, 287: dele- 
gated to deliver freedom in gold box 
m person to Andrew Hamilton in 
Philadelphia, 278; on market house 
committee, 296; reports, 301, 366; on 
committee to hire keeper of work- 
house, ,105; reports, 307-11; on com- 
mittee to suppress gaming houses, 
311; to examine patent, 320; to re- 
pair wharves, 327 ; account of, 
ordered paid, 330; re-elected alder- 
man, 346: sworn, 350: ordered lo 
hold new election of constable in 
Dock Ward ; on auditing committee, 

puted land title, 379, 409; reports, 
432; re-elected alderman, 38(S; sworn. 
395 ; attends installation of mayor, 
397-8; on auditing committee, 399; 
on market house committee. 402; re- 
ports lease of ferry, 408; account of, 
ordered paid, 411 ; on committee to 
survey, 412; owes corporation, 416; 
on committee lo assist treasurer, 417; 
on committee for cleaning dock, 422; 
reports lease of dock, 425 ; ordered 
paid for work at market, S^sS: pe- 
tition of. for time to finish wharf, 
granted, 83 ; buys "old crane," 6^-8 ; 
appointed mayor, etc.. 139; sworn. 



Bayard (continued)— 
i3i_; 



s mayor, 135; reap- 
pointed mayor, etc. ; sworn, 180; 
attends installation of successor, 204: 
petition of, for water lot, referred, 
289-go; asked lo hand over license 
money reeei ved when mayor, 323 ; 
lot of, transferred on petition, 401-2; 
executors of, ordered treated vrith 
about market fees, 6 : 209, Z3o; 
agreement reported, 262; executors 
of, ordered paid quit rent dues, 7:92. 

Bayard, William, proves charge of con- 
lenjpt of ordinance against butcher. 
6: j5i-2; petition and remonstrance 
of, about water lots, referred, 426-7; 
petition of, el al., to Gov. Moore, 
acted on, 7:111; lease to, ordered 
delivered, 370; water lot grant to, 
signed, 389. 

Bayeaux ( B'ayeux ) , Renne, confec- 
tioner, sworn a freeman, 5 : 304. 

Bayeaux, Thomas, Petition signed by, 
el al.. to Govemor-in-Council, for 
grant of reclaimed land, 3 ; 271- 
2; reported, 278. 

Bayeaux, Thomas, innkeeper, elected 
an assessor. Bowery, 6:346; sworn 
a freeman, 7: i8o-i. 

Bayeux, tee Bayeaux. 

Bay ley, see Bailey. 

Bencltman, sec Beekman. 

Bcake. see Beek. 

Beakeman, see Beekman. 

Beakman, see Beekman. 

Beam for city's use. Paid for a, a: 210. 

Bear Market at corporation dock on 
North River, Ferry from, to Hobock 
estabU.shed. 8:78; leased tn H. Tal- 
man. fn. 91. 

Beard, fames lifted voter. West Ward, 
a; 168, 170. 

Beaver, Fine of a merchantable, t : 10, 
18; six beavers the price of being 
made a merchant freeman, 10, iS: 
all others, two beavers, 10, 18. 

Beaver Graft, List of taxpayers on the. 
1 : 58-9. 61 ; between the North and 
South Wards, 112, 113; to be paved, 
151, See also Beaver Street. 

Beaver pay, Lands to be valued at, 
i: 15- 

Beaver skm. One, the annual quit rent 
of city for royalties conferred by 
Dongan Charter, i : 3^. 

Beaver skins paid for quit rent. 3 : 46S. 

Beaver Street ordered repaired and 
paved, I : 315.402:2 1144; leave grant- 
ed to J. Parmyter to lay a drain from 
his house in, to drain in Broad St., 
j:Ba; petition for repairs to drain 
in, referred, 6 ; 418 ; ordered repaved, 



4 



A 



Beaver Street (continued)— 

7:19: carting paving sand for, 32; 
report on grading and paving of, 

Beck, sec Beck, 

Becker, ste Bicker. 

Beckman, see Beekman, 

Beckwith, Leonard, upon petition ap- 
pointed surveyor. 1 : 194-5. 

Bed loo, si-e Bed low. 

Bedlow (Bedloo, Pfedlow). Isaac, 
Property of, taxed, 1:51 ibii) : ap- 
pointed packer and culler, 212; suit 
of. 376 : settled, ,199 ; heirs of. to 
receive re-Icase of Broadway lot. 

Bed!ow. William. Ground release or- 
dered delivered to, 7 : 374. 

Bedlowc. . widow, taxed for new 

dock, 1 : 30- 

Bedlow's Island, Quarantine established 
at, 4:1429; John Tenbrook sent to 
guard small pox hospital on, ?: So: 

Eaid for his serrices, 53; paid for 
is carrying a doctor to, 338; bought 
by city from A. Kennedy, 6: 131-2; 
paytnent on, 133 ; commiTtee to bnild 
pest house on, 162 ; paid For supplies 
for sick at, 203; leased to Isaac Will 
conditionally, an ; John Brown 
appointed overseer of, 369-70: paid 
for attending barracks on, 7: 53; 
work on barracks on, 75; work on, 
T02: nails for use on, 113. 120; S. 
Rogers ordered to move from, 179: 
Evert PeMs to occupy, 179 ; Etia.i 
Stilwrll given possession of. 3fi8: 
work done at, 404; moving sick men 
from, 429; leave granted to put 
soldiers in hospital on, 44I-2- 
Bedlow's patent, Lands between Har- 
lem patent and. ordered surveyed, 

5 ; 371, 

Bceckman, see Bcekman, 

Beef, Only good, to Iw packed, i : 79, 
130; 4:95; committee on preventing 
sale of. by the quarter. 5 : 84. 

Beef and other meats. Petition for as- 
sij;e of, referred, 6:336; ordinance 
regulating sale of. .137-42 ; defiance 
of John Carpenter, city butcher, 360; 
Jacob Arden ordered removed for 
violation of law, 361 ; John Carpen- 
ter disfranchised, 361-2. 

Beef or pork, None to be shipped but 
repacked and wholesome, I : 310; 
3-381-2: 4:95-6- 

Beek (Beck), Joseph, elected a con- 
stable. Dock Ward, 7:379; sworn. 



tX ,75 

Beek (Beake), William, sworn con- 
stable, South Ward, 4:353; sworn a 
deputy constable, 5:6, 236, 277, 313, 
383, 4*4. 469; account of, ordered 
paid, 436, 466. 

Beckman (Beackman, Beakeraan, Beak- 
man, Bceckman^ Abraham, elected 
an assessor. Out Ward, 8: 108. 

Beefcman, Charles, listed voter. South 
Ward. 3 : 164. 166, 

Beekman, Christopher, elected collector. 
East Ward, a : 286, 

Beekman, Cornchus, Grant of land to, 
ordered delivered, s : 330 ; extra grant 
to. 439; deceased, deed to, ordered 
delivered to Jamca Thompson, then 
possessor of his estate, 6 ; 104, 

Beckman. David, merchant, sworn a 
freeman, 6 : 39, 

Beekman, Hon, Gerardus (Gerard, 
Gerrartlus), councilor, assists swear- 
in mayor, etc, 3:204; petition of, 
for land, read and referred. 220: re- 
ported on: rejected, 232; petition of, 
tor land, referred, 235; granted, 237; 
petition to, as President of Council, 
for redress of abuses threatening 
famine, 399: petition to, for quaran- 
tine station, 408-9: petition of, for 
land, referred, 3 : i^ 200-201 : re- 
port of committee appointed to sur- 
vey land for, 285-6 (for April 24. 
1722. See also on July 16, 1703, and 
April 17. 1719). 

Beekman, Gerardus (Garret), mer- 
chant, elected an assessor. East 
Ward, 3:414; sworn assistant. Mqnt- 
gomerie Ward, 4 r 42 : on committee 
to revise laws. 47; on commit- 
tee to build watch house, 57; 
reports, 66; re-elected assistant, 71; 
sworn, 74; on committee to put fire 
engines in order. 128; elected an as- 
sessor, Dock Ward, 195 : protests re- 
turn of assistant. Dock Ward; claims 
his own election, 276 ; declared 
elected, 275, 279; sworn, 280; on au- 
diting committee, 281; reports, 314- 
15: on market house committee, ago; 
reports, 301. 366: on committee to 
lease land, 330: reports. 327-9; on 
examine patent. 320; 
to choose watchmen, 
survey lots, 
323-4; ditto, to repair wharves, 3271 
re-elected assistant, 346; sworn, 350; 
on committee to choose watchmen, 
357: reports, 360-1 ; on committee to 
slake out highway, 364: on commit- 
lee ID investigate disputed title to 
land, 379, 400; reports. 432; on com- 
mittee to lay out highway, 383. 



M 



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176 



Beekman (i 
elected a 

reports on petition for w; 
388-g ; deed of land to. mentioned, 
39S-6; on committee to frame bill 
for repairs to City Hall, 399; reports 
lease of ferry, 4<h; voted appropria- 
tion, 431 ; reports condition of terry 
buildings, 416; on committee for i 
cleaning dock, 433; reports lease of 
dock, 4251 elected collector, g: 38; 
elected an assessor, Montgomerie 
Ward, lyB; re-elected, 201. 

Beekman. Gerard G,, Petition of, cl al., 
to widen street, referred, 7 : 15 ; peti- 
tion of, ft aL to have sUp cleaned, 
referred, 77-8; protest of, et al., 
against bridge over slip, referred, 
ig7; granted, 341-2. 

Beekman, Gerardus William, elected 
a constable. Dock Ward, S : 463 ; eit- 
empi. 464 ; elected an assessor, 
tiy^t; re-elected, 39°; house of, 
I3;4; petition of. et al, to have alley 
widened, granted, 224-5; lease or- 
dered delivered to, 7 : 370. 

Beekman, Henry, Petition of, referred. 
1 : 181. 

Beekman, Henry, appointed high sher- 
iff. 3:453; sworn, 4S4; reappointed, 
/&o; sworn, 481; ordered reimbursed 
for prison repairs. 483; reappointed 
sheriff. 4:27-8; sworn. 29; ordered 
paid for services, 39. 45, 54, 59; 
sworn sheriff anew, under new char- 
ter, 43; reappointed sheriff, 71 ; 
Vvorn, 74; voted freedom of cor- 
poration, 75 ; reappointed sheriff, 
154; enters info bond; sworn in, 158- 
9; reappointed, iq6; sworn. 199. 

Beekman. James, elected an assessor, 
East Ward, 6:264; re-elected, 303- 

Beekman, Joakim (Jocam), shoemaker, 
taxed for new dock, 1:36; property 
of, taxed, 59. 61 

Beekman. Jockham (Johannes), un- 
known voter. West Ward, a : 169. 
171 ; confesses voting under age, 175, 
178. 

Beekman, Johannes, in dockage arrears, 
I ; 128 ; •;leclcd assessor, North Ward. 
236; rc-elccied assessor, 286; ordered 
to stop encroachments on Queen St.. 
3:42; petition of. for land, referred. 
198; ground of. 204; more land 
granted to, 206: land of, 286. 

Beekman, John, merchant, Lot con- 
veyed to, 9:401-21 draft of deed of 
water lot to, ordered engrossed, etc., 
404 ; petition of, to alter Water Street, 
referred, 7:3; permtsiion to, ordered 
withdrawn, i29-3a 



Beekman, Martin, elected constable. 
West Wart, a: 88; sworn. 91. 

Beekman. Samuel, listed voter, South 
Ward, a; 164, 166; elected collector, 

Beekman, Samuel, [ad,] Indenture of 
release of lot from g : 302-3 ; elected 
assessor, North Ward, 6:65. 

Beekman, William, brewer, taxed for 
new dock, 1:34; property of. as- 
sessed, 50; appointed an alderman, 
69; appointed an assistant in Court 
of Admiralty, ^; reappointed alder- 
man, 74. 8 : I46n. ; first presides as 
deputy mayor, 1:87, et jeq.; reap- 
pointed alderman and deputy mayor, 
8: 147, 148; as a commissioner 
on gift to Gov. Dbng.in. signs ad- 
dress to mayor and aldermen, 1 : 114; 
elected alderman, 170; house of, 194. 
203; offers to buy land of city, 203; 
elected alderman. East Ward, 314; 
on committee to regulate market 
216; reports, 217; on committee to 
notify Assembly of regulating cor- 
poration fees. 22s; land of, 233; re- 
elected alderman. 2.t6: sworn. 238; 
house of, 249,' 257 (6ul, 273 (bw), 
274. 278, 280; on committee to sell 
land, 274: re-elected alderman, 
286; sworn, 288; reports on high- 
ways, 289: named an alderman in 
Doufian Charter. 297; on commit- 
tee to report on uninclosed land be- 
fore house of Joliannes Van Brugh, 
,120; on committee to consider peti- 
tion for boundary adjustmcni, 329; 
re-elected alderman, 332, 366; house 
of. 370; re-elected alderman. 381; 
takes action against Wm. Merrett, 
382; drops suit, 384; ordered to call 
new election for constable, East 
Ward. .186; petition of, for land, re- 
ferred, 409; land of, ordered sur- 
veyed. 419; on auditing committee. 
423-4; petitions for confirmation of 
land grant, a: 78; committee ap- 
pointed to treat with. 83; petitions 
for land, 84 ; property of, mentioned, 
93. 98 ; petition of, for grant of part 
of commons, rejected, 97-8; property 
of, mentioned, 122; house of. 143; 
land of, 148; listed voter. East Ward, 
174, 177; reported to have illegally 
filled in vacant land, etc. ; ordered 
to stop, 245; petition of, to lay stones 
on wharf, granted, 248; land of. 262, 
364; agreement with, for land, or- 
dered, 364; orchard of, 366^ 368, 274; 
house of, 282, 331. 



iwBuaw, WiOiam. Jr^ listed volrr. 
East Ward, a: 175, 17S: house of. 
3 : 165 ; Uixi of, 4 ■ 5' 

Btekman. Dr. William. (3<1,1 House of, 
5:122: grant of lot ordered detiv- 
tred 10. ijo; extra gram to. 4,w: 
house of, *:27: deed to. ordered 
signed, etc- 104; house of. 3J3; 
sworn a freeman, 4j8; confers with 
conunitire on encroachments. 7 : 372- 
3; petition of, ft ol„ for water lots, 
referred, 382 : rejected : a^eement 
with, proiHJsed, ,149-501 petition (rom, 
for reconsideration, referred. 352: 
reported on. .16a; draft of lease* to. 
*( at, ordered prepared. 365: ap- 
pointed election returning officer, Out 
Ward. 8 : loi. 

Beekman's slaughter houses. City lands 
to eastward of. ordered surrcyed. 

Beekman's slip reported a public 
nuisance. 5:113; petition against 
granting the ground of, 6 : 364 ; 
hearing ordered, 370; conditions 
of grant of water lot at, to 
John Cockran, 371-J; grant for pier 
to John Berrian. water lot to remain 
open. ,185; petition for cleaning out. 
referred, 7:77-8; paving at. 84; 
leave granted to sink a well at. 135: 
petition for bridge across, tg3; 
agftiiut. 197: deferred, 336; granted. 
335); grant withdrawn and leave to 
(ill up, given, 341-2; petition of J. 
Drake to keep ojien, or grant a loi 
to him deferred, 347: committee on 
drain at, ,i6o: appropriation toward 
filling without a drain, 3^3- 

Beckmans Street. Committee on laybtg 
out and paving, S-30o; report on 
gradinB. 306; new committee, 34i>-i. 

Bcekmaii » swamp. Commitiec on dty 
tanil) in or near, 3:48s; committee 
on pretentions to and sale of lots 
in, 4:207; granted to J, Roosevelt, 
att; pitH or vai* in, excepted from 
law against public nui»ance>, $: 121. 

Beer to be sold at public homes. ■ : to- 
il, 18: prices fixed for, II; bought 
for u*e of city. attJ. 

Beer and cider, l-aw regulating tale 
of, by retail. 3 : 8o-i. 

Beer-faoutea, Eight, appointed, 1:11; 
four to br oriliiiarief, 11; fines for 
»iolati-'(i of Sabbath ordinance. 3J. 

Beliennx. jee Bali anna. 

Bditho. John, liable u *ecutity on lionil 
ttiward Kiuga College endowment. 

VuL VIlL-u 



Bell. Andrew, appointed n Rrcnuibl 
North Ward, 6; 315; reappointed,! 
145 (foreman), 257, 366; account oti 
ordered paid, 8:70. f 

Bell. George. Account of. ordered paid.l 
7:24,1; appointed a lirem.in. Weni 
Ward. 2S7 ; account of. ordered paid, i 
32S> 348. 375: reappointed firemanj 
385; account of, ordered paid, S: iiiCa 

Bell, John, elected constable. Westf 
Ward, 3:126: sworn. 130. I 

Bell, Maiiliew. elected a conmble^.l 
North Ward, 4 : "95. ' 1 

Bell Samuel, blacksmith, ordered paid 
for repairs 10 City Hall, 5:8; ap- 
pointed a fireman. South Ward, 43; 
appointed a watchman, 44 ; ordered 
paid for work on fire engine, 404; . 
account of, ordered paid, 434 ; ap- I 
pointed a cit^ engineer, 6:8; ap- I 
pointed an assistant engineer, 314 ; ac* I 
count of, ordered paid. 7 : 364 : S : 63i \ 
91. 113. I2S. 

Bell, rung at eight o'clock, 1:90; to 
be rung for Mayor's Court. 316; ap- 
propriation for purchase of a, 5 1 45 ; 
committee on hanging the new, 55; 
bought for ibe Exclianm. 7 ; 227. 

Bellereait. James, paid for survey of 
swamps, 4 : 4-5. 

Bellman, paid, i ; 205. 306. 289 : mayor 
. ordered to provide 3 coal of livery 
for the. 3aj I 

Bellmen, to be appointed, 3 : 20 ; to give I 
security, 24; money due, ordered paid. I 
34; sixty pounds paid to, j6; mayor I 
to hire four, 62, 04, 93; salaries or- I 
dered paid, 149. rss; eommitlec lo 
arrange for. ao?: report, 209-TO; du- 
ties of the. 310; lantern, bell and I 
hour glass 10 be provided. 3to: sal- I 
ary paid. 233: engaged. 242-3: tlutiet I 
of, 243: warrant for paymcni of, 148; I 

lantern and g'^"* 'of- *S7! P«; 

to, 260, 278. 281 ; committee I 
gage, ago: report approved. 391 ; pay- 1 
mem to, 398 ; committee to engage^ I 
313. 337 ; engaged and warrant for, f 
issued. 313. 3,TO; payment i>f. 319, I 
353 ; engaged and payment made, f 
364; payment of. .175; mn; 
gage, 389 ; engaged and w; 
issued, 390; payment of, 398; mayor 1 
to engage. 424: engaged and warrant I 
for. isssued. 4251 payment of. 441; I 
committee on, JS2; engaged, Atifi I 
payment made to. 454 : oayment ■! 
of. 36; eniraged. supplies for. and ] 
payment to, 30; hour glasaes for. 30; 
payment 10, 33; committee on, 49; 
engaged and paid. 51-2: paid. 61: 
committee on. (11: hired. 6]; " '' 



178 INE 

Bellmen (continued) — 

tec on, 76; engaged and paid, 79! 
paid, 931 engaged, 94; pAid. loj; 
committee on, 103; engaged, 109; 
paid, 114; committee on, 115; en- 
gaged and paid, 131; committee on, 
131; paid, 140. IS5. 174, 190, 201. 
3161 engaged, 217; paid, 226, 245; 
engaged, 245-6, 255, 256; paid, 247, 
255; committee on, 269, 288, 333; 
paid, 270, 27a, 288, 301, 317, 333; en- 
gaged, 333; paid, U4: committee on, 
359. 378; paid, 360; engaged, 360; 
nmnber of, increased, 363; under di- 
rections of high sheriff, 363; paid, 
36B, 378; report of committee on, 
381; paid, 3SS; commiUec on, 388, 
399, 401. 425; paid. 399; to have extra 
pay for guarding gaols, 4PS-0; paid, 
41 1, 412, 42s ; engaKed, 426 ; expenses 
of committee. 435; paid. 438; en- 
gaged, 440; paid, 461 ; committee on. 
46s, 482; paid, 4?i. 482; engaged, 
484; paid, 4:12; committee on, 12; 
engaged, 16; paid, 33, SS, „ 

Bdlomont, [Richard Coote,] Earl of. 
Powder ordered to salute, on his ar- 
rival as Governor, a : 25 ; commission 
And proclamation of, published; ad- 
dress to, 26; corporation orders en- 
tertainment in honor of, 28; address 
to, craving restoration of bolting 
monopoly, 32-3; appoints mayor, , 
etc., 57; letter of, lo corporation ad- 
vising stricter attention to adminis- 
tering oath of allegiance, 68-9; | 
mayor's warrant ordering payment 
for powder used in celeliraling ar- 
rival of, 83; city cierk ordered to 
notify, of proper day for nominating I 
mayor, etc., 1 17; waited on by ofB- I 
cers-elect. 118; commissions A. I 
Gouvcrncnr recorder. 119: petition 
to, ordered ilrawn up, I,l6; coal-of- 
arnis of, ordered cut in stone on new 
City Hall, I.17; burial of, 154-S; coat- 
ot-arms of, ordered removed and 

Bell rope ordered for bell ai City Hall, 
3:51; paid for a, 216, 3,16. 472. 

Bells for Gaol. City Hall and Exchange 
ordered, 7: 150; hanging, in the Ex- 
change. 155; paid for two, 164; hang- 
ing in the gaol, 172. 

Bempcr. ii^c Hamper. 

Bend, Grove, elected an assessor, Dock 
Waid, 7:379; re-elected, 447. 8:57. 

Benfield. John, Vote of, questioned. 
2:58-9; listed voter. East Ward. 
174, >77- 

Bennet. tee Bennett 



Bermett (Bennet, Bonnet), Comeliiu, 
appointed a hreman. Out Ward, 
7:387; again appointed, 8:117. 

B«inett, Daniel, sworn a constable. 
East Ward. 4 : 230 i land bou^t of, 
8:13. 

Bennett. Jacob, elected constable. Dock 
Ward, 1 : 422 ; elected an assessor. 
North Ward, J : 271, 416, 449. 

Bennett, John, of London, City lots 
owned by, 7 : 1 10. 

Bennett, William, elected a constable. 
North Ward, 7:317; sworn, 321; 
re-elected, 378; sworn, 383; re-elect- 
ed, 447; sworn, 450; re-elected, 
8:56; sworn, 60. 

Ben sen, see Benson. 

Sensing, see Benson. 

Benson (Bensen, Sensing, Binson), 
Adolph(u3), Demise of land bf, 
4 : 185 ; elected a constable, Harlem, 
154; elected collector, 219; elected 
an assessor, 8 = 99; absent on swear- 
ing-in date, 103 ; ordered served with 
copy of petition; alleged encroach- 
ment of, ordered investigated, 247; 
encroachment of. reported, 251 ; elect- 
ed an assessor again, 348 ; land of, or- 
dered surveyed, 367; survey reported, 
370-1; again elected assessor, 6:34; 
appointed an overseer of roads, 413; 
ordered paid, 415, 421, 453; again 
appointed an overseer of roads, 
7: 16; account of, ordered paid, i^ 
24; again elected assessor, 35; or- 
dered paid on account, 50, 66, 71, 
77; re-elected assessor, 83; absent at 
swearing in, 87; account of, ordered 
paid, 112, 124 ; re-elected assessor, 
127; sworn, 132; re-elected, 184; or- 
dered paid for road repairs, 195, 220; 
re-elected assessor, 231; sworn, 238; 
account of, ordered paid, 244; con- 
fers with committee on encroach- 
ments, 272-3 ; account of, ordered 
paid. 277. 319; elected an assessor. 
379; ordered paid on account. 398. 
461, 8: IIS 

Benson, Benjamin, elected collector, 
Harlem, 4:442; elected an assessor, 
469; re-eleclcd, 5:3; elected a con- 
stable, 99 ; absent at swearing in, 
103; exempt. 108; elected collector, 
129: again elected an assessor, 3731 
re-elected, 309 ; again elected a con- 
stable ; excused, A : 37 ; again elected 
assessor. 304. 
Benson, Christopher, elected an as- 
sessor. West Ward, 7:3'7; re-elect- 
ed. 37». 



I. Dirak <Dir«ek, Dirick, Dirk), 
n dockage arrears, I ; 128: aiipcjinled 
farmer of (crry wider bonds ; re- 
fuses to siEn. a: i.w-.l: ferry leased 
to. 135. 143; ordered reimbursed for 
rep'tt^B to ferry, tie. 156; listed 
»Otcr, East WsrH, 175. i?8; reported 
(till in ferry reut arrears: ordered 
sued. 331 1 pavs arrears In part. 230; 
ord«r«d sucfl, 2.(5; petition of. for 
clemencr. 253, 2531 petition of, re- 
potted, 35.V4 ; action taken thereon, 
^9; new agreement with. 267-8: ac- 
connls of, ordered settled: granted 
leave to repair ferry-honse, 3:a8o; 
accounts of, reported, 3K4 ; accounts 
of. ordered audited; ordered reim- 
bursed for repairs. 2B7; ordered to 
complete repairs to ferry-house, etc., 
Hg; to pay for ferry-hou*e repairs, 
and have bond canceled, jfig. 
Benson, Dttcfc. Iad,I elected surveyor 
of higihways. Bowery. 3:45: elected 
constable, narlein. Jo; sworn, 74: 
elected assessor, 2<»; elected col- 
lector, 4:27: again elected asseswir, 
ig6; re-elected assessor, 219; elected 
a constable. 442; sworn, 445: again 
elected assessor. 3:178; re-elected. 



Benson. Eva. wife of Adol|)h. Demise 
of land by. 4 : 185. 

Benson. Karmaniis (Harme). voted 
tll<«ally. West Ward, a : 169. 171 : 
account of. ordered paid, 4 : 59. 62, 
77. 165. 

Benson. Johannes, elected overseer of 
highways, Bowcpr. j ; 272 : le-elcctcd, 
afti: agam elected (Hnrlem), 416; 
elecied collector, 4:71. 

Benson. Ji.liannes (John), Jr. elected 
I rtinnalile, Harlent, 3:328: sworn, 
XVi : again elected. 4 : ?i ; sworn. 7^: 
aaain elected. 44a: sworn. 445: again 
elecled, 5 "2.53; sworn, asj. 

Benson. Lawrence, elected a constable. 
Harlem. 6 : 30' 1 sworn. 394 ; ordered 
paid for Iruisporting vagrants, 7 : 73 : 
circled an assessor, 83: absent at 
iwearing in, 87; elecled eoUeclor. 
127; re-elected, 184. 231; removed 
from colleciorship, 271 ; again elected 
collector. i(8. 

Benson, Matthew, maaon. listed voter, 
E»n Ward, »: i?s. '78: cleeied col- 
lector, HBrteoi. J : 479: deceased, 

B< ' 'i-'Cted asMstant. 



Benson (continued) — 

17; re-elected assistant. 39: sworn 
34: on conimillec to inspect strecti.] 
36: reports, 39-40; on market housc 
committee; on cnmmiltee to rcvl*^ 
laws, ig; re-elected assistant. 63g 
sworn, 65 : on commitlee to let mar-^ 
ket stalls: on committee to reinspect— 
street, fS; on auditing commil(e«,.l 
69; on ferry committee, 82-3; DbI 
committee to consider land pctitioq,! 
92: reports, 135-6: on commitlee toV 
direct laying drain. 93; re-elected 1 
assistant, 99; sworn, 102; on audit- 
ing commiltev, I03; reports. 116; on 
committee to let markets. 10J-4; on 
committee to abate nuisances. 111-14; 
reports, 1 13-14; on surveying com- ■ 
mitlec, 123; on street cotnmilice, I9*J 
141; re-elected assistant, 129: sworn, A 
133; on auditing committee. 133; r 

Krts, t44; on committee to let ma 
t stalls, 134 ; on committee to ex-fl 
ectrte ferry lease, 140; 011 sewer com-fl 

sider i>etition for lot 149; re-tleclcd-l 



154; s 



156: '^ 



auditing cnmmi 
assistant. 178; ^worn. i8t ; on con)-fl 
mittee to let market stalls. 179: c 
auditing commitlee. 1S9: on commit-f 
tee to consider petition for water lo^l 
191 ; reports, 203 ; on committee ti» 1 
settle boundary of estates. 104 : re- 1 
elected assistant, 201; sworn, 205; onj 
auditing commitlee. 206; f«i c 
tec to let market stalU, 207; on con)-^ 
raittee lo consider petitions for wata 
lots, 212: on commitlee to locattf 
new carlwajf, 220; 
consider petition for water lot. X27<-l 
on committee to direct dock cleans^ 
ing. 23B: on committee lo consider^ 
adviubility of drain, aag; re-elected 
assistant, a^; sworn. 836 " 
mittec to view lots, 238; on snrve^l 
Ing committee, 249. =541 on commi*-" 
tee to consider petition for lai _ 
lease, 251-2; on committee to eiti^l 
mate cost of stone drain. . 
ports, 261-2 
sider pt'tiir.i 



01mm it tee 10 c 



. 261 ; or-l 



ports, 267, L'[\ ten; !■ I -.11 If I 
improvements, 265-6; ir-eli 
■Ictant. J7J; swofD, 276: 
niittee lo tnipect nmved fence, 1 



Benson (continued)— 
on fire committee, 288; on sur- 
veying committee, 2&)-go, ag?; on 
committee to care for cannon, aga; 
account of, ordered paid, 293; or- 
dered repaid for well, etc. ; on 
street committee, 300; reports, 306; 
sworn aldermsn, Montgomerie Ward, 
vice John Marshall, deceased, 303; 
re-elected alderman, 309 ; sworn 
311; on committee to survey pier, 

817; on committee to consider iree- 
olders' land proposals, 322 ; re- 
ports, 328; on street committee, 
323:. to receive B. Peck's answer 
relative to corporation proposals, 
323; on committee to consider peti- 
tions for water lots, 326: on street 
committee, 340-1, 343; ordered reim- 
bursed for expense of arresting 
counterfeiters, 345 ; re-elected alder- 
man, 348; sworn, 351; on committee 
to let markets, 358; on committee 
to let lots, 359 ; on street committee, 
363; on committee to consider peti- 
tion for water lot, 368; reports, 370; 
on sewer committee, 369; re-elected 
alderman, 379; sworn, 382; on street 
committee, ^j ; given lease to put 
pump in workhouse well, 395; or- 
dered paid for sinking well, 398; on 

counts, 401 ; lot of, 401 ; reports from 
street committee, 412; re-elected al- 
derman, 418; sworn, 4241 on street 
committee, 419-20; on committee to 
arrange dinner to Gov. Sir Dan vers 
Osbom, 431 ; on committee to con- 
sider petition for land, 435 ; on street 
committee, 44s ; reports, 450 ; on 
committee to extend Fly Market, 
455; elected assistant, Montgomerie 
Ward, 7:35; swnrn, 41; on commit- 
tee to consider Bridewell plans, 46; 
on committee to have road repaired. 
74; re-elected assistant, 83; sworn, 
86; to discharge certain corporation 
debts, 84; on auditing committee, 87: 
reports. 91-2; house of; on commit- 
tee to have lots enclosed. 1 10, 
Benson, Sam(p)son, elected a constable, 
Harlem, 3:117, sworn, 118; listed 
voter, 175, '7^; elected collector, 
Harlem, 272; elected assessor, 362; 
elected a surveyor of highways, 450; 
^ain elected collector, 3 : 45 1 again 
elected an assessor, 4 : 7' ; re-elected 
assessor, 154; elected assistant, Out 
Ward, 387; sworn, 395; re-elected 
assistant, 442; sworn, 445: O" com- 
mittee to survey, 455. 



Benson, Sam(p)son, Jr., elected a con- 
stable, Harlem, 7:231; sworn, 237. 
Benson, Samuel, elected a surveyor of 
highways, Harlem, 3 : 121 ; again 
elected, 328. 

Bergen (Bergin), John, appointed > 
fireman. East Ward, 6 : 314, reap- 
pointed, 7 : 100, 145, 258. 

Bergin, see Bergen. 

Berrian (Berrien), Cornelius, Account 
of, ordered paid, 7:84, 397. 

Berrian, John, House of, 6:372; given 
leave to lay pier, 385; petition of, 
el at., inhabitants of Montgomery 
Ward, to have slip cleared, referred, 
7 ■■ 77-8- 

Berrian, Peter, Petition of, el a/., to 
have slip cleared, referred, 7 ; 77-g. 

Berrien, lee Berrian. 

Berry, Jacobus, carpenter, ordered to 
report on condition of old City Hall ; 
reports; ordered to re-enforce walls, 
a: 16; ordered paid for work done 
on City Hall, 67; elected constable. 
South Ward, 116; sworn, 118. 

Berry, Joseph, elected constable. Dock 
Ward, 3:15; sworn, 17: committed 
for felony, 40. 

Berry, Samuel, elected a constable. 
West Ward ; sworn, 4 : 15^ 

Berteneau, tee Bertonneau. 

Bcrthon, Michael, elected a constable. 
North Ward, 4:70; sworn, 74. 

Bertonneau (Berteneau), Peter, listed 
voter, East Ward, a ; 174, 177, 

Bertrand, Abraham, elected a constable, 
Montgomerie Ward, 4 : 71 ; sworn, 
74- 

Bever Gracht. set Beaver Graft, 

Beyvanck, see Byvanck. 

Beyvancke, see Byvanck. 

Beyvank, see Byvanck. 

Beyvanke, see Byvanck. 

^icke^ (Becker, Bickers), Cornelius, 
a[tpointed a fireman. East Ward, 
7:386. 

Bicker. Henry, appointed a firetuan, 
Montgomerie Ward, 7:387. 

Bicker, Vicior. li;ted voter, Soutb 
Ward, a : 164, 166, 

Bicker, Victor. Jr.. appointed a fire- 
man, East Ward, 5 : 291 ; reappoint- 
ed, « : 6, 250, 314 ; 7 : 100, 145, 258, 
386- 

Bickley. May, voted freeman, gratis, 
3 : 197 ; attorney for Dlrck Benson, 
253; commissioned recorder, 367; or- 
dered paid fees. 420; on committee 
to publish fiscal statement for cor- 
poration, 423; on committee to re- 
port encroachments, 3:3; mentioned, 
8 ; petition of, for land, referred. 



, (cMlinned) — 

3oS-g; ordered retained as counsel 
in suit tii. John Seabring, 232; or- 
dered paid. 23i : elected assistant. 
Out Ward, »«; swom; retains priv- 
ileges, etc., as attorney of Supreme 
Court. W9; petition of. referred. 30s: 
on commillec lo draft freedom of 
city to Capl. Peter Solgard. 322; re- 
elected assistant, ^'8; sworn. 330; 
deceaW, 341. 54^. 

Bkktey. William, Jr., elected constable, 
West Ward, a : 14 ; sworn. 17 ; elect- 
ed assislsnt, 55; election of, con- 
tested, 56; election of, nullified, 60; 
sworn high coiisiahic, 6r. 

Bidder, Richard, elected a eonslable, 
Monlgoraerie Ward, 5: 178; swom, 
182. 

Bill asked for for expense of a new 
roof lo City Hall and night watch, 
4:399; flso for firemen, 403-S: act 
10 raise two hundred and fifty 
pounds passed. 421. 

Bill for a tax for repairing wells ap- 
proved, 5:386 

Bill for raising money for City Hall, 
gaols, etc. <:ia 14, 

Bill for raising monev for public eit- 
iwnscs, 3:309. 

Bill for raisimr stx hundred pounds 
tor gaol and two hundred pounds 
annually for tls maintenance, 3 : 41S- 



fi:445' 
I in Assembly for regulating cording 
of firewood. Petition in regard to, 
7:136, 

Bill of exchange. Paid for a. 7 : 366. 

Billeting tickets. Paid for priming. 
6: 142 

Billets, Paid (or officers', 6 ; 98, 140. 
146. 174. 17B- 

Bills against the city to be prcsenlcd, 
1 : 39-40 ; returns of, by auditors, 43- 
6; ordered paid by treasurer. 46- 

Btlli, Committee lo apply to General 
Assembly for leave lo bring in sev- 
eral, S :,?<>■'■ 

Bills of credit authorised. 3 : 175 

Bill* of credit of the Colony, Expenses 
of capture of counterfeiters, s ; 345. 

Billi taken by the treasurer ordered 
disoiunli-d. a; i4«-g. 

Bingham (Bingam). John, elected a 
conolable, Eatt Ward, g ; 378; awum, 
38.3; »wom a freeman. 383; re-elect- 
ed cnnitabte, 417; sworn, 4^; n- 
elected. 463: twora. 46g; re-elected. 
6;u: twum. jH; i^gain electeil, 71; 



Bingham (continued)— 
re-elccled, too; sworn, 106;. 
elected, 147; sworn. 131; re-el< 
183; swom, 188; re-elected, 
sworn, 2x6; account of, ordered pai 
364. 403. 4.^; markets leased t_., 
7: tog: lease ordered delivered tOr 
160: docks and slips leased to, ~'" 

lease to, ordered delivered. , 

lease of market stalls ordered de- 
livered to, 4J0; wharves and slips 
leased to, 8:88; lease to, signed, 9I. 

Bin son, are Benson. 

Birch, ice Burch. 

Birmingham, James, Account of, for 
litjuar, ordered paid. 8 : 15- 

Biscuit, Exportation of. 1:141-3; sixe 
and tare of casks for, 324, 340; none 
but bakers to make, for transports- 



for its return, 8; rccor»l< 
prepare an address. 31 ; text of, 32-3: 
agent lo present cast to the King, 
33-4 ; need of restoration to city of 
sole right lo, 73; importation tax on, 
113' ordinance passed, 1 13-15; re- 
peated, 130; Assembly asked to im- 
pose tax on, I30. Ste alto Flour 



3:21.1, 2t6. 

Bivanck, ste Byvanck. 

Bivank, sff Byvanck. 

Bivaidce. see Byvanck. 

Black. Jonathan, appointed a firemaiwS 
West Ward, 7 - 3»S. 1 

Blacksmith work for the corporatioa | 
paid for, 8 : 63, 

Blai'kwell, Jacob, paid, 6:332. 

ni.igg, ste Bligttc. 

Blagge (Blagg). Benjamin, electa 
alderman. Out Ward. 1:308; si 
311 ; to report on petition. 3SS- 

Blagge, Benjamin, |2d,l distiller, lial 
as surety on bond for Kings Coll<| 
foundniion, 6 : 94-5 : on petition, I 
pointed a public gxugrr, 161 ; clcct..^ 
assistant Montgomerie Ward, aajjS 
*wam, 236; appointed to committetl] 
t-ice Luke Van Ranst, 33;; on cont-a 
mittcc to appraise land. 341-2; el otfl 
surrender land for street, 363-3; f*"! 
elected assiitant, 365: swom, ^t9 
on committee lo regulaie lea wit~~ 
men, 36B; on turrcy conunitti 
393-4; loccesior (o, on comtnittee% { 
appointed, 307; ordered paid lor im- 
provements, 333: elected alderman, 
7:35: sworn. 41; on committee to 
consider Bridewell plans, 461 



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INDEX 



Blagge (continued) — 
auditing committee, 51 ; on com- 
mittee to let ferry, 57-S; ordered re- 
imbursed for set of razors for work- 
house, 61 ; On committee to investi- 
gate encroachment; on committee to 
consider water lot petition, 74; on 
committee to consider petition to 
h^c slip cleared, referred, etc.. 77-^1 
paving at order of, to be paid for, 79 ; 
re-elected alderman, 83; sworn, 86; 
on committee to fit up Bridewell, 87 ; 
on committee to have lots enclosed, 
no; on committee to fit up room for 
council, 123; re-elected alderman, 
127 ; sworn, 131 ; added to auditing 
committee, 133, 139; to have well 
sunk, 134; on road committee. 149; 
on committee to inspect encroach- 
ments, 152-3; on street committee, 
160-1 ; order of, reported executed, 
172; on committee to have wash 
house built for poorhouse, 173; votes 
of, registered, 175; on committee to 
meet aggrieved carpenters, 177; on 
committee to erect fire house; vote 
of, registered, 181 ; re-elected alder- 
man, 184; sworn, 189; on committee 
to inspect contested election returns, 
185 ; reports, 187 ; on committee to re- 
pair jail roof, 185; vote of, ordered 
registered, 204, 205; on committee to 
buy chairs for mayor and recorder, 
207; on committee to regulate sale of 
hay, 208; vote of, registered, 216, 217; 
on committee to meet rent delin- 
quents, 219 ; presents petition to have 
slip filled, 219; on committee to con- 
sider water lot petitions, 227; re- 
elected alderman, 231; sworn, 237; 
application of, for well, granted, 246; 
vote of, registered, 252, 260, 266; on 
committee to inspect encroachments, 
266; application of, for well, granted, 
275; reports from street committee, 
283 ; on committee to prepare draft of 
law on slaughter houses. 285-6; re- 
ports, 286-8; on street committee, 
291-2; vote of, recorded, 303 (thrice), 
304 (bis); reports from street com- 
mittee, 307-8; vote of, recorded, 312 
(bis) ; surveys made at request of, as 
chairman, reported, 314-^5; re-elected 
alderman, 318; sworn, 321; on com- 
mittee to consider water lot propo- 
sals, 330; vote of, recorded, 332 
(bis) ; calls for question; vote of, re- 
corded, 350; reports from committee 
to inspect dock work, 352-3 ; to have 
land enclosed, 353; on committee to 
place fire engines, 356; on committee 
to fill slip, 363; re-elected alderman. 



Blagge (continued) — 
379; sworn, 382; legal right of, to 
hold offices of coroner and justice of 
peace, ordered submitted to counsel, 
383; consideration of legal opinions 
on said case deferred, 399; declared 
by board disqualified to serve as 
alderman for having accepted ap- 
pointment of coroner, 400; election 
of successor ordered, 400, 401 ; again 
returned elected; declared by board 
to have now vacated office of 
coroner ; mayor asked to appoint suc- 
cessor to, 403 ; account of, as coroner, 
ordered paid, 404; question of his 
holding double office presented to 
Gov. Tryon, 401-8; on committee to 
consider bakers petition, 411 ; vote 
of, registered, 414; son of, appointed 
coroner in his stead, 419; reports 
from street committee, 421-2; given 
leave to erect "hay machine," 423;. re- 
ports location for same, 427; re- 
elected alderman, 447; sworn, 450; 
on auditing committee, 451 ; on street 
committee; on committee to inspect 
encroachments; on road committee. 
452 ; on committee for sentinel boxes, 
462; on committee to regulate scav- 
enger's office, 8 : 33 ; votes in favor 
of reservoir; on committee to draw 
up form of notes, 41 ; votes for scav- 
enger law; on committee to super- 
intend water works, etc., 49; given 
preference in lots for lease, 54; re- 
elected alderman, 57; sworn, 60; 
signs water lot grants, 85; re-elected 
alderman, 108; sworn, in. 

Blagge, Edward, elected alderman. Out 
Ward, a : 339; sworn, 336; re-elected, 
362; sworn, 363; re-elected, 384; 
absent at swearing in, 386; swonl, 
390; on committee to report highway 
encroachments, 409; on committee to 
inspect contested election returns, 
41 7, 418 ; reports, 419 ; re-elected alder- 
man. 416 ; sworn, 420-1 ; on com- 
mittee to inspect contested election 
returns, 421 ; on committee for ferry 
house repairs, 429; on committee to 
view land, 447; re-elected alderman, 
450; sworn; sworn justice of peace, 
451 ; on committee to report en- 
croachments. 3:2; ditto, 11; re- 
elected alderman, 16; absent at 
swearing in, 17; re-elected alder- 
man, 45; absent at swearing in, 48; 
sworn. 50; on committee to have 
fence removed, 62; re-elected alder- 
man; election of, disputed. 70; dis- 
allowed, 72\ again elected alderman, 
182; sworn. 186; appointed pound 



Bksse fcontimted)— 
keeper; nn committee to m»peci 
land value. ig8; on lurveying c( 



; to 11 

gate encroachmcnlg on Queen Street, 
ao6; re^kcied aldennan. an; 
sworn ; commissioned justice of 
peace. 313-14; oit commiiiee to in- 
ject land, 236; ditto, to investigate 
encroachments, 330; re|>orts, 241 ; 
rv-elected alderman, 237 : snorn ; 
GORNnisiioned justice of ^cacc, 242-3 1 
account of, ordered paid. 240; on 
committee to lay out land. 249-353: 
ordered paid for same. 2971 on com- 
mittm to report on petition for ex- 
change of land. 353; re-elctted 
alderman. 264; sworn. 368; ordered 
reimbiirwd for ferry expenses, 302; 
ordered paid for liquor, etc., 427. 

Biogge. Edward, [3d,] gentleman, sworn 
frecmin, 7; 417: appointed coroner. 
448: iworn. 450; appointed timber 
inspfcior, 458: account of. ordered 
p»id. 8:3. 35. 36; reappointed 
cofoner.j?; sworn. 60; ordered paid. 
9t; conlmued coroner; sworn. Ill : 
ordered paid account, 131. 

Blagge, John, gentleman, Petition of, 
et at. to have slip cleared, referred, 
7:78; Rwom n freeman, 417; ap- 
pointed eoroner, 419; ordered paid, 
*33- 

Blagge. Samuel, taxed for new dodc. 
i:.i.'i; lot of. reported. 251. 

Blagrave, Benjamin, listed voter. East 
Wanl, 3: 173. 176. 

Blake, Jane. Account of, ordered paid, 
4:165 

BUke. John, elected constable. East 
Ward, 3:394: appointed high con- 
rtablc. aos; sworn. 3>»; account of, 
ordered paid. 4 : 59 : sworn constable. 
Montgomerie Ward, 159- 

Blalte. Jonathan, Account of, ordered 
paid, 6 : 143 ; paid for servicct. 1(14. 
7;3C«, J45. 337. 

Bhke ft Prior (Price), Messrs.. Ac- 
count of, ordered paid. TVH- ^'• 
«:3t>. ')5. 

Blake. Nicholas, taxed for new dock, 
I :,10; property of. taxed, 54, 

Blancliard. Jnhn, warned to ttop build- 
ini; "■inrt, f ;.< 

[ii' '^wears allegiance 

ir . inke). Abraham, 

I >>in»lBb]c, North 
\\ .in: 4 -.If-, -niuuni of. Ordered 
9*A. ^! . Kik^n Wsktt to ride, 304. 

Btanck. Abrtham, (ad.) iwura dcpvty 
eoottabk, 9 : Mi 



Blanck. Henry, lirttd toter. 
Ward, j: 169, 171. 

Blanck, Isanc elected conMable, Nortl 
Ward. 3 ; 393 ; »wom, J99 ; appli* 
to be keeper of workluiuse. 6: 161. ^ 

Itlanck, Johannes (John), elecled C 
lector. West Ward, 3:470: elecl 
a constable, 4 : IQ5 ; sworn, 20a 

Blanck, John, appointed timber 
Bpecior, J : 236. 

Blandc, Jurien (Jurion, JuTyan, 
UHsn). iMxed for new di>ck, 1:31; 
property of, taxed, 52, 61. 

Blanck, Jurien, Jr., taxed for : 
dock, 1 : 3]. 

Blanck, Nicholas, swears allegiance t 
the crown. 1:13; elected constat! 
West Ward, 191 ; re-elected, t : 2 
confirmed, 207; appointed high Cuu> 
stable, 3oB; again elected constabNll 
367; listed voter. »:i69. 171. 

Blank, ter BUncfc. 

Btanke, i.v BUiick 

Blankets for a condemned prisonefj 
Paid for two, 5 : 393 : ordered bougft 
for new barracks, 4; l6t-3; paid toi 
163. 165; tor the Bridewell. j:35fl 
8:38. 

BIftu. Waldron, Draft of grant 
ordered engrossed. 7:361; ordered 
delivered. 306-7. 

Bleecker. Anthony U. appointed el«e 
tion returning officer. East War<t.|| 
7:375; reappointed. 4+t: 8:53, lO^f 
returns election of constable. " "' 

Bliden burgh, trf BIydenhurgh. 

Blockhouse. Lots between Bnrgen 
Path an.l, laid out. I : 359: Im 
from, to Green Lane valued. 373^ 
conditions of sale, J?"-?)- 

Blockhouse by ihc Governor's gatdea. 
Committee to repon on fitness of, for ■ 
a gaol. 3 : 92 : payment to 1. De Milt J 
for work done at, a : 107, 

Blockhouses, Proclamation of Govern 
about, approved, ■ : 2. 

Blom. ttt Bloom. 

Bloom (RIom). Arent (Aaron), lilt* 
voter. East Ward, a ; 174. '77- 

Blnom. Daniel, Nassau ferry leased N 
5 : 215; draft of tease to, ordered e' 
grossed. 217: possession to be <f 
livened to. 219; petition of. tderre 
246; extra demands upon, 2m; ■ — 
count of. for boardm^ laborers^ 
ordered paid. 260; petition n(. (of! 
allowance, granleil. i?) ; prtition oft J 
(or ab,-itement of rent, granted, joj;] 
surrenders fe»ry leaie. yab. iW^fl 
given allowance on rent. 314; dfr-^ 
cewed, agrecdKRt with excotfon a' 
M3.339. 



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INDEX 



Bloom, Jacob, listed voter, South Ward, 
a: 164, 166; elected an assessor, 
West Ward, 3 : 237 ; re-elected, 264. 

Bloom, John, appointed a public meas- 
urer, 4 : 320 ; account of, ordered 
paid, 327. 

Bloomandall, see Bloomingdale. 

Bloomendall, see Bloomingdale. 

Bloomer, Joshua, ordered paid for im- 
provements, 6 : 333 ; petition of, to 
have slip cleared, referred, 7 : 78. 

Bloomingdale (Bloomendall), Land of 
O. De Lancy at, to be surveyed and 
encroachments appraised, 5 : 250 ; re- 
port, 287 ; appraisement ordered, 307 ; 
report of committee, 333; deed exe- 
cuted, SS7; endorsement on, 354. 

Bloomingdale patent and Harlem line. 
Vacant lands between, 5 : 37i' 

Bloomingdale (Bloomandall) Road, 
Breadth of, to be preserved, 6 : 89-90 ; 
paid for work on, 224; committee to 
inspect the, 411; Garrit Van den 
Bergh appointed overseer of, 412. 

Blundell, (Christopher, to erect hay 
scales, 6:59. 

Blydenburge, see Blydenburgh. 

Blydenburgh (Blidenburgh, Blyden- 
burge), Augustine, taxed for the new 
dock, 1 : 29 ; property of, taxed, 56 
(twice). 

Blydenburgh, Joseph, elected constable, 
Dock Ward, i : 236 ; absent, 239. 

Boards, Warrant for purchase of, j: 
445; lathes, quarter stuff, etc., for 
the corporation paid for, 4 : 332 ; 
paid for pine, 5 : 57 ; and plank paid 
for, 7: 282, 325, 348; for court-room, 

8 : 44. 79, 109, 1 10. 

Boards, timber and plank, John 
Bancker appointed inspector of, 7: 
454; Edward Blagge appointed in- 
spector of, 458. 

Boar's flesh to be cast out as refuse, 

1 : 79. 

Boatmen in arrears for dock money, 
1 : 124. 

Boats, Open, belonging to this port, i : 
128-9. 

Boats, Two, for passengers and one for 
cattle to be kept on each side of the 
river, i:iii, 132; required at the 
ferry. 2:71, 130, 331. 

Bobin, Isaac, deputy secretary of Prov- 
ince, signs recorder's commission to 
Francis Harison, 3 : 346. 

Bodies, Paid for examination of, at 
coroner's request, 7 : 356. 

Boeckhout ( Boekhout, Bookhoudt, 
Bookhout, Buckhout), Peter, elected 
surveyor of highways. Bowery, i : 
367. 



Boeckhout, Peter, [2d,] elected a con- 
stable. South Ward, 6:264; sworn, 
268; re-elected, 303; sworn, 307. 

Boeckhout, Matthias, elected an as- 
essor. North Ward, J : 239. 

Boeke, see Bokee. 

Boekhout, see Boeckhout. 

Boele, see Boelen. 

Boelen (Boele, Bole, Bolin, Boole), 
Abraham, elected collector. Dock 
Ward, 3 : 99 ; account of, ordered 
paid, 4 : 59, 364 ; elected an assessor. 
East Ward, 386. 

Boelen, Catherine, Petition of, et ai, 
for water lot, granted, 7 : 217-18. 

Boelen, Hendricus, Will of, mentioned, 
7:217. 

Boelen, Jacob, elected assessor, i : 170; 
re-elected, 182, 191 (North Ward) ; 
appointed brand master, 212; again 
elected assessor, 214; re-elected, 236, 
286; ordered to make special as- 
sessment, 328-9; re-elected assessor, 
333; sworn to assess special levy, 
363; re-elected assessor, 367; elected 
alderman. North Ward, 381 ; on 
committee for straightening Broad 
Street; on committee on vacant lot, 
401 ; on committee to estimate cost 
of common sewer in Broad Street, 
405; reports, 407; on committee to 
make draft and estimates of new 
City Hall, 405, 411; on committee to 
repair fortifications, 412; re-elected 
alderman, J : 14 ; sworn, 17 ; on 
committee to lay out lots, 19 { signs 
petition to Gov. Bellomont to restore 
bolting monopoly, 33; on committee 
to have corporation pew built in 
Trinity Church, 34; re-elected alder- 
man, 56; on committee to repair 
ferry bam, 73; on committee 
to build ferry house, 75; reports, 
76; on committee to lease 
ground of old City Hall, 78; 
on committee to survey land pe- 
titioned for by Elsie Leisler, 80; on 
committee to clear City Hall 
grounds, 84; again elected alderman, 
150; sworn, 156; attends Mayor 
Noell at opening of court, 159; at- 
tempt of mayor to give oath to, 160; 
again sworn alderman, 183; on com- 
mittee to examine condition of dock, 
185, 187; on committee to let dock, 
190; ordered to make gold box for 
corporation freedom to Gov. Corn- 
bury, 197 ; on committee to lay pave- 
ment before City Hall, 200; on oom- 
mittee to let old market house; on 
committee to consider petitions to ^ 
slip, 201 ; again elected assetiort ff^ 



Boelen (continued) — 
house belonging to assigns of. 7: 
214; will of, menlion*d. 21?; lot of 
heirs ot, deemed comer lot, 2S5 ; 
heirs of, lo receive water lot, 263; 
objections to wharf liuildins on lot 
granted to heirs of. 298. 

Boeten. Jacob, |2d,| Petition of, el at.. 
for water lot, granted, 7 : 2'7-i8; ap- 
pointed fireman. Dock Ward, 258; 
grants to. et al.. ordered delivered, 
268 ; resippointcd fireman. 386l 

Boelen, Jannetje, widow of Hcndricus. 
Legacy lo, 7:217; petition of. to 
grant lui to cliildren, granted, ai8. 

Boelen, Michael, listed voter. West 
Ward, a : 168, 170 

Boera. sec Barrea. 

Bogacn, .Uf Bogerl 

Bogard. ler Bogert, 

Bogardus, William, taxed for new 
dock. i;J4; property of. assessed. 
s8 ; appointed treasurer, 75 ; ac- 
ioiowleages receipt of payment tor 
Uquor licenses, 81 ; collector of as- 
sessments for "a free and voluntary 
gift to the governor." i iS-IQ : 
ordered to collect tax arrears ; ac- 
counts of. satisfactorj-. 122; promise 
to produce receipt from ex-mayor 
Romboul, 124-S : hands in Hat of 
persons in arrear. 12s : to collect tax 
arrears, tig; reports difficulties, 150; 
decled an assessor, 157; ordered to 
hand over all accounts. 172: house 
of, 185: ordered to surrender cor- 
poration account books, 3o6. 

Bogart, ifr Bogert. 

Bogcrt (RogBerl, Bogard, Bogart). 
Adrian, elected a constable. South 
Ward, a: 70; inclifpblc, 7a. 

Bogert. Cfaiis (Claes. Oacse, Qausc). 
cannan, chosen r bellman, 2:64; 
ordered paid, 149; listed voter, East 
Ward. 174. 177; votes illegallr, 17S. 
178; elected eonslable. West Ward; 
fmed for refusing to serve, 425 ; 
allowed to ride on earl. 3 : .I8. 

Bogen, Cnrtieliii*, elected an assessor. 
North Ward. 4:70; again elected. 
Writ Ward, s^'' so": account ot, 

ot.lrfr(!,,.iid. 389. 
BoKTi. Hrnrr. elected psMstant, West 

Watd. 4 - JiS. -w.ini, _'?), iin rom- 



::v.i;i 



Bogert f continued }— 
house, ,WS: reports. .'ro7-it; on com- 
mittee to suppress gaming houses, 
3lt ; on committee lo lease land. 3J0; 
> choose watchmci^, 



322: < 
m-4.: 



reports, 37.I-6; re-elected _ 
sisiani, 346: sworn, 350; on auditii 
committee, 351; on committee 
choose watchmen. 357 ; reports, 3S0- 
I : on committee to stake out high- 
way, 364. 38a; re-elected assistant, 
386; sworn, ,105 ; reports on petition 
for water lots, 388-9; reports lease, 
of ferry, 408; on comm' 
vey, 414; on committee 
petition for land, 4'S; on coromilti 
for Citi; Hall repairs, 421- 
approp rial ion, 431; reports, 433. __ 
committee lo survey for market, 4221 . 
on committee to consider petition for' 
new market, 433; reports, 424: r»-J 
ports lease of dock, 425; on oom 
mittee to lay out lot. +i!; petition ol^ 
for water lot, referred, 4.H-S. 454!' 
granted, 458-9: re-elected assistant 
441: sworn, 445; reports lease « 
dock, 4.S7: on committee to deter- 
mine area and rent of water lot ; Ofi^ 
commillcr to survey proposed street 
46J: re-elected assistant, 468; sworn,. 
473; "n committee lo choose watch-, 
men, 480; on aimmittee to consider 
petition for bnd. ^84, 488: reportt^ 
499, 500; on committee to have thBj 
City Hall prison made secure. 491/ 
re-elected assistant, 5:2; sworn, 5; 
on committee - to have engines rc- 
Iiaired, 4: on committee to inspect 
lire apparatus, 16-17; rc-elecled as- 
sistant, a8: sworn. ,w; on committee 
to survey water lot, «; re-elected 
assistant, 62: sworn, 65; on com-^ 
mittee to consider petition tor water- 
lot, 7^7; reports, 88; on rommitteel 
lo consider petition, 81 ; reports, 8ft- 
0; on committee to get legal opinioa 
on way to prevent rise in pncc of] 
beef, 8.^-4; on committee to consider; 
land petition, 92, 93; reports, 125-6; 
re-eiecied assistant. 98: sworn, lO" 
on committee to consider wat 
lot petition, 115; on survcyi'i 
mitlee, 123, 124; re-elected assistai 
128; mworn, 133; on sewer 001 
mittee, 141-2: on cunimitiee to liatj 
corporation delrtors, 144 : re-electi 
Atiittant, 153: sworn. 156; on cor 
mittee to direct liuilifine market' 
house, 167 ; cm committee to enlarge 
poorhoDsr, 171 : re-clccied autftaM, 
177; swora. iSi: on cammitlee 



m 



Bogert (continued)— 

arran^ rent arrears. igS; given ap- 
propriation, 199; re-elected assistant, 
aoo; sworn, 205; on committee to re- 
vise laws, 2og; ordered paid balance 
of account. 2ig; on committee to buy 
house and lot, 223 ; on committee to 
have well sunk. 223; elected assis- 
tant. North Ward, 231; sworn, 236; 
on committee to view lots. 238; on 
committee to revise laws, 338-g, 241 ; 
on committee to let market stalls, 
339; on committee to draft petition 
to Gov. Clinton for flour embargo, 
341-2; reports, 242; on committee to 
notify governor, 243; reports. 244; 
□n committee to have laws printed, 
2491 reports, 2521 on committee to 
consider petition (or land lease, 351- 
2 ; on committee to consider pro- 
posal for land exchange, 252; re- 
ports, 256; on committee for prison 
repairs ; on standing committee for 
City Hall repairs. 353; on committee 
for new ferry-house at Brooklyn, 
355, 363; on committee to consider 
petition for water lot, 261 ; on com- 
mittee to consider petition for 
swamp land, 262; account of, paid, 
270; re-elected assistant, 2^2; sworn, 
276; on auditing committee, 2771 
ordered reimbursed: to direct bridge 
repairs, 279; on Harlem surveying 
committee. 280; on auditing com- 
mittee, 2S4; reports, 266; on fire 
committee, 288; to have buckets 
made, ago; on committee to care for 

funs, 292; on committee to pave 
ohn Street, 293; ordered paid to 
direct work on new ferry-house, 296. 
298; on street committee. 299-300; on 
committee to lay drain; ordered re- 
paid for ferry-house expenses, 300; 
on committee for new slaughter 
house, 3M ; ordered repaid for ferry- 
house expenditures, 320, 323. 334 ; ac- 
count against, 345, 35?. 354; ordered 
paid, 360, 361; appointed to direct 
completion of new Exchange, 380-I ; 
allowed interest on unpaid sums due, 
391; ordered paid for services, 393. 
409, 413. 430; account of, ordered 
paid, 438, 448. 
Bogert (Outenbogert), Isaac, ap- 
pointed a fireman, North Ward, 6 : 
315; reappointed, 7:100, 145. 257, 
385 (West Ward) ; account of, or- 
dered paid, 243, 325, 418; 8: ift 90, 



Bogert, Tames, Jr., appointed a ftre- 
man, Montgomerie Ward, 4:315; 
elected an assessor. West Ward, 
390; re-elected, 431. 

Bogert, John, elected an assessor, West 
Ward, 4:27; again elected, 8:272; 
re-elected, 3C«. 

Bo^rt, John, Jr., appointed a fireman. 
East Ward, g:6o; petition of. for 
land grant, referred, 122; resigns 
as fireman, leaving ward, 134 ; 
elected a constable, Montgomery 
Ward; exempt, 154; again elected a 
constable, 232 1 again exempt, 233 ; 
petition of, for water lot, referred, 
249; grant of water lots to, ordered 
delivered, 330; extra grant to, 439; 
elected alderman, Montgomerie 
Ward, 6 : 34 ; sworn, 35 ; appointed 
successor to Evert Byvarck on all 
committees, 37; on committee to re- 
pair City Hall, 431 on committee to 
repair market. 56 ; on ferry com- 
mittee, 60; reports from street com- 
mittee, 60-1; re-elected alderman, 
66; attends swearing of sick mayor, 
67-8; sworn, 68; on auditing com- 
mittee, 69; reports, 79; account of, 
ordered paid, 76; on committee to 
settle with corporation debtors, 79- 
80; on committee to divide lottery 
receipts with governors of Kings 
College. 80; on new gaol committee, 
84; on committee to repair work- 
house, etc.. 85-6; on surveyii^ com- 
mittee, 87; reports, 88-90; on street 
committee, 97 ; re-elected alderman, 
lOi ; sworn, 106 ; deed to, ordered 
signed, etc., 104; added to committee 
to build barracks, 112; delivers table 
of assize of bread, i 
ordered paid, 123 ; 1 
more fire-buckets, 123 ; on committee 
to inspect encroachments, 131 ; re- 
ports. 198-202 ; ordered paid for 
sinking well. 140; bonds to, ordered 
prepared. 144; re-elected alderman, 

port on piece of land, 149; on com- 
mittee to choose poorhouse keeper, 
158 : ordered reimbursed for ad- 
vance. 159; on committee to build 
pest-house, 162 ; on committee to let 
wharves, etc.. 164 ; order of, for fill- 
ing in street: on committee to settle 
barracks accounts. 174 ; re-elected 
alderman. 184: sworn, 187; ordered 
paid interest, 184; on street com- 
mittee. 190: reports, 191-a, 254; re- 
ports from auditing committee, ao8; 
on committee to treat -with mayor 
and exccutOTS of deccued inajrors 



reporls, 



Bogcn (contiiiiied)— 
about inarket ftti 
363 ; rc-cIectcd 
sworn, 336; on committee to re- 
vise laws. 226-7 '• oti committee to 
treat ibout rent of pot-baker's house, 
227-8: account of, ordered paid, 22g; 
oa committee to appraise land. 241-3; 
on comniillee lo tocate ht|[h water 
martt on Nassau Island, 247 : 
oil sifcet commilue, 349; reports, 
3<$ : as cbainnan of street com- 
mittee, reports, 356: re-elected alder- 
man, 265: sworn, 367; ordered paid 
interest. 268; on committee to choost^ 
walch, 283 i oil survey ronimittee, 
309-4: to have street paved, 301 : re- 
decicd alderman. ^W4: sworn, .\o6: 
interest ordered paid to, 305: ordered 
reimbursed ; on committee lo draft 
firewood law. 31a; ordered rcim- 
borsed, .114; on committee lo let lot, 
317; tn appraise lot, 337; to have 
street leveled, 337: re-elected alder- 
man, 34<^: sworn. Mli ordered paid 
interest, 352: on committee lo revise 
lawe, 365 : reports from auditing 

consider water lot pctiiion, 378; on 
street commfliee, 381 ; reports, +27-8; 
on committee to relieve flooded 
street, 385; application of. to have 
Ferry Street leveled, passed, 387: on 

t« to determine Powlus Hook resi- 
dents' riftht to ferriage. 388 : re- 
elected aldermati. jgo; sworn, 393; 
ortteied paid inlemt ; interest to. 
ordered raised, 3*»: 00 street com- 
miltre. 400; K> hold new election for 
constable. 403 : oppose* granting 
water lot priiiiiw; on committee to 
have plan of lots made. 408; repons, 
7'6-7; to lake poniesiion of unim- 
pruvei'l l')!? of piTrAins imable to pay 
rent, ft : 430 ; on cimimittce to report 
on drain. 421 : to h.ive well mink. 423 : 
re-<lecled aliltrman, 4,V: sworn, 
434: ordered paid interest, 435; on 
comintitc* to meet watrr lut pcli- 
lionert. 437 : on committee to prepare 
jilan of Rridcwell. 44g; on committee 
tu cuniidcr Preili/lrrian Church 
prll'iini f-r unK'ibr 'ot Ti-6: IC- 
I nee to conaider 

I ■ri, 16-17: land 

I ■■.! viewed. 29; 
- r. 31 ; ortlercd 
; lA iflft aji; 
i.jtc of land, re- 
i of. prutcMed. 

1 uflaintt a6j-<: 



Bogert (continued) — 
ordered paid interest. 384 : new bond \ 
ordered to. 284-5; fwd '<K Jis- | 
charged: ordered paid interest, 355. ■ 

Bog<;rt. Martin (Martinns), carman, 
appointed a 5r«nian, 4:437-^; re- 
signs, g : 164. 

Bogert Nicholas, digs well, $:■_ 

Bogert, Nicholas, [ad.] elected assessor 
West Ward. 5 : 463 ; 6 : 33 : appointed I 
cicctiun returning officer, 8: 106. i 

Bogert, Nicholas P., Petition of, for 1 
ferry lease, granted, T.i^a; decline* I 
terms offered, 354; appoinlcd a ' 
man. East Ward, 386. 

Bottcri. Peter, chosen a brllman, 3 : 64. 

Bogert, Peter, [zd,] appointed a fire- 
man. East Ward, s : 85 : Recount of. 
ordered paid. 335; reappointed a i 
tircman. 6:6; account of. ordered | 
paid, 10; rcnppoinicii fireman, : 
314; 7:100. 145 fforeman), a. . 
named as security by ferry lessee, 
35a: as executor of Samuel Wald- 
ron, ordered paid tatter's account 
in full, 370 : reappointed tireman 
(foreman), ^; petition of. et aL, 
to have street reRulnted, referred. 
8:30: account of. ordered paid, 43, 
84 ; water lot grant lo, signed. 85. 

Bogert. Simon, mariner, sworn a tree 
man, 9:261. 

Bogert. Thoma!, ordered paid for at 
lending elections. 7 : 3g3 

Bcwert, tfe alio Ouienbogeri. 

Bohanna (Behenna. Bohenna), I 

Thomas, elected a corntable, North I 
Ward. 4 : 275 : sworn. 281 ; house of. I 
5: 163: lialUe as security on bond for I 
Kings College endowment, 6:94-5: | 
morlgage from, eJ al.. assigned t" 
corporation. 99. 

Boberuia. ite Bohanna. 

Bokea. iff Bokee. 

Eokee (Boekc. Bokea). Abraham, ^ 
elected constable. Bowery. 1 : 367; 
elected surveyor of highways. 422; 
elected an assessor. Out Ward. 
J : 56 : again elected, 30Z. 

Bokcc, Abraham, |2d,l elected coflccior, 1 
South Ward, 5 : 1^; re-elected, xo; J 
elected an assessor. 347: re-elected, I 
379; accoiuil of. ordered paid. 4.«i I 
paid for Krewood. ft:ii8; ordered I 
paid. 139; appointed a fireman, Welti 
Ward. 7-3h 1 

Bokec. Isaac, appoinUd a nremai^ ■ 
West Ward. 7:385 

Bohee. William, appointed i 

Cast Wanl, 6:314; reappointed, 
J : loc^ 14i 35& 3** 

Bole. i*f Boclca 



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INDEX 



Bolin, see Boelen. 

Bolters, that bake bread summoned be- 
fore the Common Council, i : 373 ; 
complain that assize was too high, 

374-5. 

Boltinp^, List of papers relating to the 
privilege of, a : 54. 

Bolting act. Reasons for repealing the, 
j:i, 7-8, 32-3, 34, J5, 43-8; papers 
relating to, 36-48; the case of New 
York, 36-8; letter of recorder, 38-43. 

Bolting mills, not to export flour, ex- 
cept from New York, i : 80, 95 ; set 
up in the country, 312. 

Bolting mills, flour and bread. Peti- 
tion to Governor to confirm orders 
regarding, i : 141-2 ; answer of Gov- 
ernor, 142-3; committee to frame 
reasons, 148; reasons for prohibiting 
bolting elsewhere, 149-50; pro- 
hibited, 152-3. 

Bolton, Richard, innkeeper. Account 
of, ordered paid, 7 : 253. 

Bolts, spikes and staples paid for, 7: 
358, 402, 8:43. See also Nails, etc 

Bomper, see Bamper. 

Bon, Peter, Account of, ordered paid, 
4 : 165, 187. 

Bond, Capt. William, voted freeman; 
sworn, J : 373 ; voted free dockage, 
3:200; surveyor, report of, on en- 
croachments, 241 ; draft of new 
wharf made by, 257; ordered paid, 
269, 302; resigns, 407. 

Bond, Form of treasurer's, 4:115-16. 

Bond of indemnity given to high 
sheriff for delivery of house and lot, 
6:211. 

Bond given to C. Bancker for payment 
of two hundred and sixty pounds, 
5 : 314; to Peter Vallette to pay him 
six hundred pounds, 342; to A. Van 
Duersen to pay him three hundred 
and fifty pounds, 371, 471; paid, 6: 
47; given P. Depeyster for payment 
of two hundred pounds, 5:415; 
given A. Lefferts for payment of one 
hundred pounds, 432; given H. 
Carmer for payment of one hundred 
pounds, 467; to Mrs. Catharine 
Livingston for payment of two hun- 
dred pounds, change of interest on, 
to seven per cent., 471 ; to David 
Provoost for fifty pounds, 6:9; to 
O. De Lancey for seven hundred and 
twenty-nine pounds, 21-2; to John 
Watts for same amount, 22; paid 
bonds to A. Van Duersen, Abraham 
Lefferts, Catharine Livingston and 
order to Henry Carmer, 47, 54 ; bond 
to Piere De Peystcr discharged and 
cinctled, 58; bonds to O. Dc 



Bond (continued) — 
Lancey and John Watts discharged, 
97-8, 104; two bonds given John 
Tiebout each for payment of five 
hundred pounds, 98, 104 ; to Abraham 
Lefferts for payment of three hun- 
dred pounds, 121-2; to P. Living- 
ston for payment of two hundred 
pounds, 122; two to John Bogert for 
payment of five hundred pounds 
each, 144; to Mrs. Mary Vallette for 
payment of six hundred pounds, 145 ; 
to Miss Mary Burk for payment of 
five hundred pounds, 180; to Charles 
Crook for payment of five hundred 
pounds, 180; to ministers, elders and 
deacons of Reformed Dutch Church, 
252; to Mrs. Mary Vallette paid, 
332-3; to John Alsop for pajrment 
of five hundred pounds, 353, 363, 
371 ; to Henry Cruger for payment of 
five hundred pounds, 356; one 
thousand pounds to be raised on, 
369; to J. Van Der Spiegle for pay- 
ment of one thousand pounds, 371 ; 
to J. Tiebout discharged, 372; to 
same for payment of one hundred 
and seventy pounds, 402; to W. 
Smith, Jr., for payment of three hun- 
dred and thirty pounds, 402-3; to 
John Van Der Spiegle for payment of 
five hundred pounds, 428; to Henry 
Cuyler for payment of one thousand 
pounds, 429; to Elizabeth Crook for 
payment of three hundred pounds, 
7 : 39 ; to Richard Waldron for pay- 
ment of three hundred and fifty 
pounds, 39 ; Henry Cuyler's bond dis- 
charged, 39; to J. Van Der Spiegle 
for payment of £1670, 46; to John 
Quackinbush for payment of two 
hundred pounds, 52; to Mrs. Ann 
Chambers for payment of two hun- 
dred and fifty pounds, 52; to G. De 
Peyster for payment of two hundred 
pounds, 55; to Ann Lyne for pay- 
ment of three hundred pounds, 63; 
bonds to Anne Chambers and J. 
Quackinbush discharged, 72 ; to Wm. 
P. Smith for twelve hundred and six- 
ty-six pounds in payment of land ad- 
joining garden of poorhouse, 141-2 ; 
to J. Brevoort for five hundred 
pounds, 186; payment on W. P. 
Smith's 186; to J. Van Der 
Spiegle for five hundred pounds, dis- 
charging bonds of H. and J. Cruger, 
190; to E. Des Brosses for three 
hundred pounds paid to W. P. Smith, 
203; balance paid to W. P. Smith, 
283-4 ; to the Marine Society for five 
hundred pounds to caned a bond to 



J (cODlimie*!)— 

W. P. Smith. 384; to John Bogert, 
Jr., for one llioiisand pounds at five 
per ctDl. to cancel a bond at six per 
cent. At: several bonds issued at 
Svt per cent. 10 lake up others ai 
six per cent., 285; to John Cruger, 
guardian, for payment of five hun- 
dred and twenty pounds, 28g; bal- 
ance paid to discharge bond to G. De 
Peyster. i8g; to John Brevoort, 327; 
to Wm, McCIcod. 328: lo Plicebe 
Barnes, 328; to Philena Bnmes, 328; 
last four to discharge bonds of J. 
Van Der Spiegle, 328; to S. Gilford 
for six hundred pounds, 345; to P. 
Middleton for four hundred pounds, 
345 ; to the Society of the Hospital, 
355 : discharge of bond to J. Bc^ert. 
Jr., 3SS; to the Marine Society, 359; 
to 5. Gilford toward discharging 
bond to J. Crtigcr, 360; balance due 
J. Cruger paid, 360: to W. McClcod 
10 digcliarge bonds lo Marine So- 
ci«y. 433; to Mrs. Eliiahelh Shirreff 
to discluntc bond of W. McCIeod, 
436; to Thomas Fisher. 8: Si: to A. 
Mid F. Van Corllandt and John Fay 
for land for water works, 63-4; to 
John Sho-ili, 7J1 lo A. Van Hornc 
and EliMbcth RIvington. 76. 
Bonds given to John Chambers for 
loan 01 two hundred pounds. 4 : 4^7 ; 
interest paid, 47 ; otic bond ordered 
taken up, 142: interest paid. 206; 
second bond ordered discharged. 223. 
Bonfire. Payment for wood for, I : 
375; expense of a. nlliiwcd the mayor. 
37^; ordered for birthday of King 
William, a : tai ; paid tor wood for 
a. 310; for battle of Vigo. 227; paid 
for, 231 , for peace with Trance. 3 - 
41 1 expenie paid. 42: expense of a, 
on repeal of the Stamp Act, 7 : 18. 
Boi^re and wine on accession of 
George I. 3:71-2; paid for, 7?: for 
thanksgiving lor accession of George 
I, gi ; expenses of. paid. 92. on ac- 
cetuon day of George I. g8, 121. 143. 
177. 229. 259. 392. 320. 351. 367, yjo; 
paid cjipeniic of. 102-3, 128. 140, 185, 
212. 234. 261. 397. 325, 353. 371-a. 397. 
417: of tkorge 11. 442: -t-^-i. 61. 
on King's binhday (George I). 3:92. 
n«. (40- 1. 173. »7. ass. ^. 3i7. 344. 
^, 387. 4ii; (Geortse 11). *33. 460, 
48i-. 4 i'. X^y. (George 111). 7:231 
paid expenses (or, 3:9*. "O-ao. 
174. 304. 33ft 'W "7^ 25°- 3t8. 
3SJ. 368. .W. 417. -iff. 4*J; <"»• 
233; 7123; oD the Kmg's (George 
I) corcttaUun da;. 3:103. 131, 151. 



IX 189 

Bonfire (continued) — 

183. 212. 243-4. 268. 300, 330. 357, 
377. 398; paid expenses of, 103-4, 
1.16, 170. 187. 192. 217-18. 248, 373, 



5'. 77-8. 187-8^ 333. 3S9. 378, 399, 423. ' 
460: paid expense of, 6, 10, 79. l87- 
8. 2i7-ia 24A 273, 335. 368, 417; on 
Queens birthday. 3;22t, 434; J:37, 
55 ; paid expense of. > : 331 ; 3 : 10, 30. 
57: on Queen's coronation day, a: 
233, 442: 3:5. 33-+ 00 : paid ex- 
pense of. 2:234: 3:10. 35. 62; 
ordered in honor of Gov. Sir D. 
Osbom. 5:42r: paid for. 434; to 
celebrate surrender of Cape Breton, 
5:15'- 

Bonfircs, Payment ordered for wood 
and wine for. a : 257, 265, 281. 283. 
290. 297: bonfire and wine ordered 
for sth Nov.. 424: expense of. paid, 
3:30. 

Bongrand. Lewis, elected constable. 
North Ward. 1 :422; petition of, to 
be excused from serving, granted, 
424-;: elected collector, 3:150. 

Bonnet, lee BennetL 

Bonnin. Aman. listed voter. East 
Ward. 2:174. 177- 

Bonteeou (Bontekoe). Daniel, inn- 
keeper, ordered paid for services, 3 : 
281. 314; elected collector. North 
Ward, 3541 account of, ordered paid, 
431. 

Bonlecou. Timothy, elected a constable. 
North Ward. 4 r 37 ; sworn. 30, 

Bontekoe, see Bontecou. 

Book, Iff Beek. Sfr "Errata." 

Book for enlering actions bought. 3: 

Bookhoudt. tff Boevkhont 

Rookhniii, iff Bocckhout. , 

Books and papers received from majtor 
by town clerk to be delivered to the 
treasurer, 3: 212. 

Books (or keeping city accounls. War- 
rant in payment fur, 3 : 234. 

Bonks, papers and nccounti held bode 
by E. Byvanck. late treasurer, a: 
184. 186, 188. loi, 200. 208; de- 
livered to the court, 313- ( 

Bookn, records and papers. Uit of, re- ] 
ecived from esuie o( Wm. Sharpas, ( 
late town clerk, 4 : 485-8. 

Boole. Mff Boelcn. 

Boorre, t'rands. set Burrea. Frauds. 

Booth. Gcurut. joiner, voted freeman 
gfitHs, 3 : 243 ; .account of, ordered 
audited, 31 J : ordered paid for v 
in new City Hall. 320. 



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INDEX 



Borce» A. Cornelison petitions about 
land lying near the, i : 264. 

Bordtnge, Claus, taxed for new dock, 
1:30. 

Boriasser, , Property of, taxed, i : 

Sa 

Bos, see Bass. 

Bosch, see Bash. 

Bose, see Bush. 

Boss, John, Land formerly possessed 
by ; house of, 4 : 420. 

Boss, John, elected a constable, 
Bowery, 5:129; sworn, 132; elected 
an assessor, 418. 

Boudinot, Elias, elected an assessor, 
Dock Ward, j : 239 ; again elected, 
416. 

Boundaries of the city surveyed from 
Bcstiver's Killitie to the Fort and 
from Whitehall to Corlears Hook, 
Payments for survey, 4 : 34. 

Bounds and lines of land between D. 
Proovost's and J. Devoor, Com- 
mittee on, 5 : 194. 

Bouguett, Francis, listed voter. West 
Ward, J : 168, 170. 

Bourdet, Stephen, elected a constable, 
North Ward, 4 : 70 ; sworn, 74 ; 
elected, collector, 275, 347, 387, 441, 
468; 5:2, 28. 

Bou(s), Peter, Account of, ordered 
paid, 5 : 24. 

Bowery (Bowry) division. Constable 
for the, 1 : 71 ; overseers, 71 ; com- 
missioners for the, 116-17; grants 
for land in, refused, j : 127. 

Bowing, John, listed voter, West 
Ward, 2 : 168, 170. 

Bowling Green, Resolution for lease 
of, 4 : 174; committee to lay out, and 
lease granted, 179, 221 ; lease of, re- 
newed, 5 : 61 ; building line in Broad- 
way fronting, 149; street in Broad- 
way around, to be paved, 193 ; paid for 
paving, 219 ; for cleaning street near, 
267 ; temporary fence around, 7 : 244- 
S; posts and rails for, 254; payment 
on, 290; for paving near, 328, 345; 
balance for iron fence, 346; pave- 
ment to be raised, 353; for paving 
near, 368. 

Bowne, Capt. Andrew, elected alder- 
man, 1 : 157; one of seven nominated 
by Common Council for Governor's 
choice of mayor, 158; on committee 
to get standard weights and meas- 
ures, 159; on committee to treat with 
Governor Dongan about vacant land, 
160; re-elected alderman, 170; on 
committee to draft porters* regula- 
tions, 174; reports, 177-S; on com- 
mittee to draft wharf regulations. 



Bowne (continued) — 

179; named an alderman in Dongan 

Charter, 297. 
Bown(e), Mrs. Margaret, Petition of, 

et al., for water lot, referred, 

8 : 260 ; 6 : 22 ; reported, 56-7 ; 

granted; lease ordered for, 57; 

lease to, ordered engrossed, etc., 

58; ordered to set buildings back 

from street, 214. 
Bowne, Robert, elected a constable, 

Montgomerie Ward, 5:63; not 

sworn, 66; exempt, being a Quaker, 

82. 
Box, Gold, for freedom of Andrew 

Hamilton, Esq., subscribed for, 4: 

276. 
Boxes ordered for keeping books, 

papers and records, 5 : 176. 
Boxes, Two silver gilt, for freedoms, 

paid for, 4 : 205. 
Boyall, see Boyle. 
Boyce, see Buyce. 
Boyd, Robert, appointed a fireman, 

7 : 144. 
Boyd, William, appointed a fireman. 

South Ward, 7 : 100. 

Boyee, John, Payment ordered made 
for the execution of the murderer 
of, j: II. 

Boyell, see Boyle. 

Boyer, Samuel, elected a constable, 
North Ward, 5:153; sworn, 156; 
deputy to, sworn, 158. 

Boyle (Boyall, Boyell, Boylye), Wil- 
liam, tanner, appointed searcher 
and sealer of leather, i : 22 ; 
ordered to search and report on 
all tan pits, 22, 23-4; taxed for new 
dock, 34 ; lot of, reported, 251 ; de- 
ceased, property of, 254. 

Boylye, sec Boyle. 

Boys, Francis, sworn constable. West 
Ward, J : 386. 

Boys or negroes not allowed to drive 
carts, 1 : 219, 245. 

Bradford, William, printer. Account 
of, for printing city charter, laws, 
etc., ordered paid, i : 374» 40o; a : 68, 
221, 269; elected an assessor, Dock 
Ward, 271 ; ordered paid for print- 
ing laws, 320; ordered paid for re- 
pairs to City Hall cupola, 428; paid 
for printing acts of Assembly, 3 : 60 ; 
ordered to print city laws and 
charter, 218, 223; paid therefor, 229; 
to estimate value of blank ledger, 
266; ordered paid for printing laws, 
etc., 4 • I44> 443 ; paid for blank book 
for corporation minutes, 478. 

Bradford ft McEven, Messrs., Ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 7: 



,. , Atlorncy GeneraJ, 

ordered pwd fee for passing new 
(McKitgomerie) eharler. 4:3s, J8-9, 
4S. 54- 59 ; witnesses signature of 
Chief JuBiiee on writ of summons to 
corporuion, ij8; ordered paid 
proscculion fees. s:i3b. 
Bradt (Bran). Oevenie. widow. Lot of, 
■ :337. iA*. J6j; water lot urnnteU 
fK HOS-fi'. draft of grant to, ordered 
engrn^Gcd, etc, 403; quit claim to, 
ordered enBrosscd. etc., 404. 
jBOMk, Krancis, nppoinicd a public 
■ ■u surer. 5:375. 

t, Isaac, listed voter, East Wan). 

fezs. 178- 

^ Isaac elected a constable, Mont- 
lerie Ward. 6:432; sworn, 435. 

, Jacob, elected constable for 

Eaft Ward, 2:150; absent xt Kwcar- 
158; listed voter. Ea»t Ward, 
17J, 176; stt-om constable, 183. 
BtiunpRlnn. Pwrick, fed at public ex- 
pense, $■ 3^J& 
Brand mo-sters. Five, appointed, I : 



Branding of horses and cattle. Days 
10 be set for, 1:47-8; repi.tn of to 
be made. 48: fees fur. 4& 

Brandon. John. Petition of. for lease, 

K anted. 7 : ^ ; lease ordered de- 
crcd to, 41a; .iccount of, ordered 
paid. 440. 442, 4S4. 455 (frw) ; 8:39.63. 

Branigan, Juhn, swoni a constable, 
East Ward, s - iftt 

Brui9on. Philip, elected a constable. 
HoniKomcHe Ward, 6:66; swom, 
60: re-elected, lot; sworn, 106, 

Bna, sft Brass. 

Brasher, trt BraJiier, 

Braaier (Brasher, Brarier), Abraham, 
elected n»i«tant East Ward. a:SS; 
awom, 91 : ordered to call special 
election for alderman, 02; on com- 
mittee to ai'dit ircAfiifer's nccoiints: 
on cnmmitlee to consider South 
Wftrd petition for new market bouse. 
93; on audiintc committee, <lsi on 

ciHnniii^Liir 1(. 'ivcriee buitding of 

if milt, 97; re- 
r ii^iee to inspect 

t. -r dirwird by 



r ip land. 124-5 • 
I'W pel it ion for 
iiiiw to Mljan I 



B rosier (continued)— 

sale of water lot. 136; 

to sell land, i^; reports, 138; oal 
cointnittcc to agree about granting 1 
water lot, 14a; on surveying C0m--l 
outiee, 14.); on committee to *el[ 1 
land, 145 ; re-elected assistant, 150; f 
coiitirmed by inspection committee, I 
153: sworn, 156; attends Mayerl 
Nocll at opening of court. 159; de- I 
clared not duty elected asiitiani, by I 
inspectors, 176; list of voters for, I 
i?7-<; listed voter, East Ward, i?s. J 
178; votes for himself, 178; sworn 1 
assistant, i8j ; on committee to re- | 
port state of ferry, 187; delivers to 
court poll of E,Tsi Ward election. - 
ao8; ordered sued to retidcr account 
of work on new City Hall. 230; land 
sold to, 4,10. 

Brasicr, AtM'aliam. [id.] sworn deputy 
constable, 5-377: petition of, rt at., 
to -renew enisling leues, 4:. 179^: 
referred, 380: elected assessor. East 
Ward, 389; re-elected. 43'; petition 
of. (■( al.. to erect new bridge, 
Kranted, 7 : 171 ; elected alderman. 
East Ward, 8:130; to sigai corpo- 
ration bills, 132, 13,1; to ascer ' ' 
exact state of city finances, 133, 

Brasicr. Henry, taxed for new dock, I 
1:31: taxed on property, 50 (fei/), 
SS (twice) ; lot of, a: 407. 

Brasier, Henry, [ad,] appointed fireman, 1 
North Ward, 7:145: reappointed, | 
257: lot of, ordered enclosed. 353- I 

Brasier. Isaac, listed voter. South 1 
Ward, a: 164. 166. 

Brasier, Isaac, lad.] appointed watch- | 
man. S : 44 : elected constable, Mont- 
gomerie Ward, 6 : 66 ; swom, 69; 
elected collector. 101 ; hands in pro- 
ceeds of barracks lax. 139; account 
of. ordered paid, 7:2^8, 

Brasier, John, carpenter, on petition, 
appointed a public measurer, 4; 273. 

Brasier. Philip, appointed electioo re- I 
ttiming officer. Montgnmerie Ward, \ 
7:444- 

Brjticr. Thomas, paid for ui« of house 
for cooimiitce mcciings, 3*. 165. 

Bratier, , widow, Hoiiic of, f. 

419-901 

Brsu (Bras), Adnlph. cordwaiaer, 
elected constable, Modtgoinetie 
Ward, 4:386; swom, 35(6; appointed 
firenian. 437-8 ; lessee <>t markets, 
account of, ordered audited. 5 o.^ . 
ordered to pay or itaiMl ; ' 
I.U; elected collector. \y). 
lease of nurkris. 13S, 161}. 
twilered lealed, i6j-6; reii- 



192 



INDEX 



Brass (continued) — 

man, 341; elected an assessor, 348; 
security for market lessee, 365; lease 
of docks and slips to, ordered en- 
grossed, etc., 6 : 13 ; account of, 
ordered paid, 31 ; elected a constable, 
34; exempt, 37; debtor to corpora- 
tion, 52-3, 79 (twice). 

Brass, Hendrick, goes security for 
market lessee, 5 : 138. 

Brawdy, John, voted illegally, East 
Ward, J : 173, 176. 

Brazell (Brezell), John, elected a con- 
stable, Bowery, 7:35; sworn, 41. 

Brazier, see Brasier. 

Bread, Assize and value of, i : 150, 
161, 202, 227, 248; a new assize asked 
for by the bakers, 254; granted, 256, 
322-3; bakers summoned to agree 
on, 329 ; a new, 339, 375, 376, 405-6, 
418; J : 13, 25, 94-5, 96, 126, 184, 20V 
6, 218, 233, 306, 321, 339-40, 348, 
350, 411-12, 427-8, 434-5 \Z''2^t 35, 50, 
52, 61-2, 78, 85-6, 87, 90, 92, 112-13, "5, 
152, 153, 173, 197, 199, 223-4, 255, 
385, 389, 437, 468, 477, 485-6; 4-32, 
35, 135, 136, 150, 2d4, 300, 315. 321, 
339, 371, 380, 381, 383, 384, 435, 443, 
451, 490, 494, 496; 5: 15, 19, 21, 26, 
47. 52, 57, 73, 84, 91, 93, 94, 112, 
123, 146, 158, 170, 175, 208, 200, 215, 
226, 227, 256, 259, 265, 269, 278, 285, 
294, 2sA 305, 315, 316, 324, 327, 332, 
341, 385, 388, 435, 456, 460, 478; 
6:6, 9, 17, 54, 62, 70, 73. 92, 99, 
102, 1 12-13, 118, 134. 137, 142. 149, 158- 
9, 160, 163, 167, 178, 188, 196, 197, 
204, 206, 220, 245, 246, 251-2, 260, 266, 
277, 295, 296, 302, 318, 319, 326, 328, 
330, 332, 337, 347, 363. 367, 368, 370- 
I, 373, 374. 377, 382, 392, 395. 390, 
400, 402, 407, 411, 413. 414. 416, 436. 
449. 451; 7:6, 18, 44-5. 49. 51, 63. 

05-6, 70, 73. 1^, "I, "7. 154, 173. 
179, 191, 209, 221-2, 225-6, 275, 276, 

281. 286, 291, 336-7. 381, 384. 388, 
396, 418, 434. 436. 438, 439. 442, 453. 
8: 17, 45. 67, 82. 87. loi. 106, 113. 132. 
Bread. Making and sale of, i : 20, 29 ; 
prices for, 65; searchers and 
weighers of, appointed; mayor to 
look after weights and value of, 
III, 140; bakers to keep and sell 

?:ood, made from meal as it comes 
rom the mill, 112, 140-1 ; inspectors 
of, 140; making of, for exportation, 
prohibited outside of New York 
City, 152-3 ; supervisors of, sworn in, 
172 ; several bakers appointed to bake 
each day, 173. 176-7; committee on 
price, weight and goodness of, 103 ; 
Msize andf price of, 19S ; copy tur- 



Bread (continued) — 
nished overseers of bakers, 195; 
baked without the city ordered 
seized, 230; importation of, forbidden, 
280-1 ; old orders concerning baking 
of, confirmed, 280-1 ; baking of, for 
transportation, 309, 313; Supreme 
Court decision on, 318-19; inspectors 
and assize of, 2!7Z\ bolters that 
bake, summoned before Common 
Council, 373; complaint that as- 
size was too high, 374-5; scar- 
city of, 426; each alderman 
and assistant to investigate and 
report on, 426; due to action of 
farmers, 430-1; inspectors of, a: 13; 
scarcity of, 6, 8, 33, ZT, 39, 40-1; 
Law for the marking of, 454; not 
marked or under the assize forfeited 
to the poor, 4 : 8^-4 ; petition to Gov. 
Clinton to prohibit exportation of, 
5 : 242-4 ; committee on assizing and 
inspecting flour and, 7:411; table of 
assize of, in pounds and ounces, 434 ; 
W. Hardenbrook appointed inspector 
of, 8:33. 

Bread, hard. Importation tax on, 
j: 112; ordinance on, passed, ii3-J5; 
repealed, 120 ; Assembly asked to im- 
pose tax on, 120. 

Bread, Rye, Assize of, 1:431; 6:259; 
8: 119. 

Breastoad, see Breasted. 

Breasteadc, see Breasted. 

Breasted (Breastead, Breasteade, 
Breastede, Brecsted, Breestede, Bres- 
tecd, Breesteede, Brcsteade, Brested, 
Brestede, Bresteed(e)), Andrew 
(Andries), taxed for new dock, 
1 : 29 ; property of, taxed, 52 ; 
ordered to carry out ordinance relat- 
ing to viewers of cask, 63; ap- 
pointed a city packer; sworn, 75; 
special directions to, 78-9. 

Breasted, Andrew, [2d,] carpenter, 
listed voter. South Ward, J : 164, 
166; elected constable, 271; refusing 
to serve, fined, 275; again elected 
constable, 3 : 328 ; appointed high 
constable, 329; sworn, 330; account 
of, ordered paid, 4:270, 360, 383-4; 
5:7; elected assessor, 4 : 346 ; elected 
collector, 5 : 128; account of, ordered 
paid, 395. 

Breasted, Andrew, [3d?] carpenter, 
appointed fireman. Dock Ward, 6: 
315; appointed chief in City Hall re- 
pairs, 323; directed to finish Library 
Room in City Hall cheaply, 418; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 419; 7:18, 
43, 120; reappointed fireman, loi. 



.. _. . _ , . ,, paid for work 
on tMrracks on Bcdiow's Island, 7: 
75; account of, ordered paid, gr, ic«. 

Breasted. Christopher, elected a con* 
stable, Dock Ward. 4 : 153 ; sworn, 
"59- 

Brcasted. F^bert. listed voter, Soutli 
Ward. 1:164, 166. 

Breasted. Henry. fcltmAker, elected a 
constable. South Ward, 4:468; ap- 
pointed Iii|;li constable, 470; sworn, 
fined. 275; .ignin cleaed constable, 
473- 

BreaMed, John, cooper, appointed 
public gjiiiaer, etc., 3;370L elected 
collector, tfortli Ward, 3:3io- 

Breasitd, John Johnson. Property of, 
taxed, 1:53; house of widow of. 






113- 

Breaited, Peter, House of, 
limit, 1; 113: elected a 
East Ward, 3 : 263. 

Breasted. Simrm, elected constable for 
North Ward, a r 150 ; sworn. 157. 

Brc.-i^icd. Pinion, laii.l elected collector, 
Monigomcfic Ward. 9:379; elected 
assessor, 6:66; re-elected. 101- 

Brea-itcdc. tcf Breasted- 

Brcesc, John, elected an assessor, Dock 
Ward, 4-X6o: re-elected, $:a. 

Brecse, Sidney, elected an assessor. 
Dock Ward. 6; I.i7 

Bfcieiled, stt Breasted, 

Breestcdc. sre Breasted. 

Brcc«teed(e), set Breasted. 

Brcsieade, jre Breasted. 

Brcsled(e), tee Bre.isied. 

BraicedU). 'rr Breasted. 

Breticklyn, ttf Brooklyn. 

Brevoort (Brevort), Elias, Account 
ol. ordered paid, 4 ; 59. 77. '^S. 270. 
jjj: elected a constable. East Ward, 
4 ; 65 ; fined for refusinR to serve, 
69; 5Ucr:i\^or to. elected. 71; elected 
an ass»Mir, ,vtS ; petition of, for 
grant o( l-md, referred, 7 : 30). 

Brevoori. Elias, Jr.. elected an aswMor 
for East Ward, 6:303; petition of, 

for l.inil dfii'il. r.'iiTfcd, 7-30'- 

Bri . ' iiriif>-), elected 

CI jij; re-elected. 

-7 ■ 36a: elected 

M . . 3: 16; elected 

.■. .iv; sworn, 48: 

.It . ! Liiee removed, 

(.:• < xempt, 100. 

Bn . \cooiint of, or- 

,'.,, Ircted MSCMOr, 

B"ii<'r^ mK; rlrcted ailistlinl. 

7:317; xwoni, 331 ittr "Errata "); 
cm cotnmitiee to conMcJer land peti- 
(km, 334: no report: »ole of, n- 
VoL VIII.-i] 



Brevoort (continued) — 
corded, 332 (bU), 3S0: un ci.intnit- 
tee to fill slip, 363; account of, or- 
dered paid, ,175; re-elected assistant, 
378; sworn, 3&1; vote of. registered, , 
402. 414: re-elected assistant, 447; I 
sworn, 450; on auditing committee^ ' 
451 ; no report ; account of. or- 
dered paid, 455; on committee to 
locale ferry landing;. 8: 15; voles for | 
rescn-riir, 41 i votes agatnsi scaven- 
ger law ; on coTiimittee to superin- , 
tend water works, etc., 49; re-elected | 
assistant, 56 ; sccounl of, ordered 
paid, 93; re-elected assistant, 107; 
accoiinl of, ordered paid. 136 

Brevoort, John, elected constable. Har- 
lem. 1:204: confirmed. 207: elected 
snrvejor of highways. Bowery, 367; 
elected assistant, Out Ward. 2:384; 
sworn. 386; appointed pound keeper. 
40S; on committee to repon high- 
way encroachments, 409; re-elected 
assistant, 416; sworn, 421 ; re-elected, 
450; sworn, 451; re-elected, j;i6: 
absent at swearing in, 17; ordered 
to remove fence, 39-V>; poimd 
ordered removed from house of; 
ordered to remove pound fence, etc., 
47. 

Brevoort, John, goldsmith. Petition of. 
el at. for a new almshouse keeper, 
sustained, 6:tl-13; bond 10. taken 
by corporation, 7: 186; interest 
ordered paid to, 2K4; bond to, ex- 
changed, 285; new bond uidered exe- 
citled to. 327-8; interest ordered 
paid to, 4M. 

Brevoort, John Hendricksoii (Jan 
Hendrickse). elected a^tslstant. Out 
Ward. a:»J; sworn, xn: "^ er>m- 
miltce to inspect disputed East Ward 
return>>, xfi^'. appointed pound 
keeper. Out Ward, atj; discharged. 
315 ; again elected assistant, .jaft jSa ; , 
«worn, 336. 363. Set aUo Van Bre- 
voort, Jan Hendrickse. 

Brevon, see Brevoori. 

Btewen, Edward, poMic whippe*, 
ordered pnid »3lary. 4 : ffl, lA 130, 
143. 160. !«. 17s. 184. lOiJ. «». a*. 
2:1. 240- 248. *«. a*^- 300, 306. .330. 
340. 358. Jftl. .17a. .196. 408. 412. 430, 
436. i<,i. 462, 464 

Rrrwer. Andries. appomted tenvengef 
tor Broad Street. »:4I4- 

Btewer.John.aiia/ Douw (m* Doow), 
voted illegally. East Ward, ariTS ] 

Brewer. Peter, in dockage aereara, ' 



Brewer, 1 



f atta Browrr. 



194 



INDEX 



Brewers Street, Pavement in, to be re- 
laid, 1 : 189. 

Brewerton ( Brewington ) , George, Sr., 
candidate for election of assistant, 
North Ward, demands recount of 
votes, 6 : 242 ; declared not elected, 
2^3; elected assistant, 264; sworn, 
267; appointed to committees vice 
Luke Roome, 268; on committee to 
erect public lamps; on committee to 
choose watch, 203; re-elected assist- 
ant, 303; sworn, 306; elected alder- 
man, 345; election of, contested, 347; 
sworn, 349; declared duly elected, 
351; on ferry committee, 357-8; on 
committee to investigate ferry en- 
croachment, 368; on street com- 
mittee, ^81 ; reports, 427-8 ; re- 
elected alderman, 390; sworn, 393; 
on committee to inspect contested 
election returns, 391 ; reports, 395 ; 
on street committee, 400; favors 
granting water lot petition, 40S; on 
committee to direct road overseers, 
414; account of, ordered paid, 418; 
to have well sunk, 423; re-elected 
alderman, 431; sworn, 434; on com- 
mittee to revise terms of ferry sale, 
7:5; on committee to repair high- 
ways, 15 ; on committee to make 
plan of water lots, 22-3; on com- 
mittee to investigate encroachment, 
24; reports examination of Bogert's 
farm, 29; re-elected alderman, 34; 
sworn, 41 ; on committee to treat 
with treasurer as to assistant, 35; 
on committee to inspect contested 
election returns, 36; reports from 
committee to confer with land own- 
ers, 38; on committee to consider 
Bridewell plans, 46; on auditing com- 
mittee, 51 ; on committee to consider 
water lot petition, 53; on surveying 
committee. f>6; reports, 122; on com- 
mittee to have mad repaired : on 
committee to investigate encroach- 
ment, 74: re-elected alderman. 8j; 
sworn, 86; on committee to tit up 
Bridewell. 87; ordered reimbursed, 
92; on street committee, 97; reports, 
97-8; ordered reimbursed, 118; re- 
elected alderman, 127; sworn, 131; 
on committee to sink wells, ijc); on 
auditing committee, 133: on road 
committee, 149; on committee to ad- 
just land title, 151 ; on committee to 
inspect encroachments, 152-3; on 
committee on Trinity Church land 
petition, 159; reports, 180; on com- 
mittee to consider land petition, 159: 
on street committee, 160-1 ; ordered 
reimbursed, 162; on street com- 



Brewerton (continued) — 
mittee, 165; votes of, registered, 
175; re-elected alderman, 183; 
sworn, 189; on committee to inspect 
contested election returns, 185; re- 
ports, 187; vote of, registered, 204, 
205 ; on committee to buy chairs for 
mayor and recorder, 207; vote of, 
registered, 216, 217; petition for 
well, granted, 224; signs grant, 225; 
re-elected alderman, 230; sworn, 
237; leaves board during scrutiny 
called by son, George, Jr., 233; vote 
of, registered, 252, 260; ordered re- 
imbursed, 263; vote of, registered, 
266; reports from street committee, 
283, 280; on committee for ferry 
repairs, 298 ; reports, 301 ; vote of, 
recorded, 303 (thrice), 304 (bis) ; 
reports from street committee in 
full, 307-8; vote of, recorded, 312 
(bis); re-elected alderman, 317; 
sworn, 321 ; on committee to con- 
sider water lot proposals, 330; vote 
of, recorded, 332 (bis), 350; reports 
from committee to inspect dock 
work, 352-3; reports from commit- 
tee to inspect market, 357; on com- 
mittee to fill slip, 363; signs leases, 
366-7; ordered reimbursed, 372; re- 
elected alderman, 378; sworn, 382; 
vote of, registered, 414; reports 
from street committee, 421-2; 
ordered reimbursed, 429. 

Brewerton, Col. George, Jr., elected 
an assessor. West Ward, 7:82; 
sworn, 86; ordered reimbursed, 151; 
demands scrutiny of election returns 
for alderman, 232: relatives of, re- 
tire from board during inspection, 
233; declared not elected, 235; 
elected alderman, 317; sworn, 321 
(SCO "Krrata") ; added to street 
committee, 322, 323; on committee 
to inspect encroachments, 327; vote 
of. recorded, 332 (bis), 350; reports 
f rt>m committee to inspect dock work, 
352-3; on committee to place fire 
ci)jj:ines, 356; on committee for ferry 
rej^airs. etc., 360; re-elected alder- 
man, 37S\ s>\'orn, 382; on committee 
to consider bakers' petition, 411; 
vote of, registered; reports from 
Bridewell inspection committee, 414; 
reports from committee on Out 
Ward encroachments, 415; reports 
from street committee, 421-2; war- 
rant issued to, 445; re-elected alder- 
man, 447; sworn, 450; on auditing 
committee, 451 ; on street committee; 
on committee to inspect encroach- 
ments; on road committee, 452; on 



Brewtrtoa {eoitUim«d>— 

camnull«e (or sentinel boxes, 46a; 
ofl cnmmiltce to sclile Harlem 
boundary controversy, 8:4; on com- 
mttlee 10 rcgul«te ncavenger's □Rice, 
33 ; !■> h.ive corporaiion dock re- 
pnireil ; on committee lo view land 
lof (crry, 37; voips for reservoir; 
ifa commitlve to draw »p form for 

"■ Kes, 41 ; Kites for scavenger bw ; 
I cotnmiltce to siiptriniend water 
etc., 40; re-elected aldcr- 
_._ , j6; sworn, fio; ordered reim- 
Jaraed. 6s; wsrrani issued lo, 70: 
ordered reimbursed, 75 ; re-elected 
kldcnn^in, 107; i^wom, lit: ordered 
reimburird, iij; to sign water work 
notes, 114. fii', ordered reimbursed, 
tiB; lo sign corporation bills, in. 

Bfewerton, Jarob, h waiter, Nassau 
ferry leased to, g ; 30J ; account of, 
ordered paid, 44i, 448, 4591 ordeied 
repaid amount iin]uslly distrained. 
479; account of. ordered paid. 6: 
II, 38. tio, 7J: allowance made lo, 
for misfortunes, 07; Nassau ferry 
K-leued to, 133-): ordered repaid 
for imjuet distraint. 12;, 134. i&ti 
newly acnuircd holdings at Nassau 
ferry leased to. i.io; ordered r<- 
imhiirsed for diitrninii, wj; deed 
to, objected to, aia; various ac- 
onunts of, ordered paid, 2.13: Rrant 
ID, ordered delivered, 249 (pu) ; 
■ovcrnmml Ux to be distrained 
fram. 301; ordeied refunded dis- 
traint money, jog ; account of, 
ordered paid. 317; petilinn of, tt at., 
tor water lots, refcmd, 426-7; 
elected asiistant, Eait Ward, 7 : J4 ; 
■worn, 41 ; to tiave mud removed, 
43 ; allowed abatement in ferry 
rent. 57: f" committee to let ferry, 
57-8; on etinimittce In inspect land 
ttile, 68; reports. 70-1; on commit- 
tee tn have road repaired; oti com- 
mJHrtr » consider water lot peti- 
tion, 74; re-elected assistant, 81: 
iworn, 86; work superintended by, 
lOd. 100; on committee to fit up 
room for Council, 123; re-elected 
a«u«tan(, ia6: sworn, 131; on com- 
mittee h. 



I'.ii.' 



ifip, 171 



i!;7: on com- 
' rlnity Church 

- l.ind petition. 

I rmaveil from 

iptdi-Tnl rcimburted. 176. 

of, regiitcred, l8t ; rc- 

183; sworn. >9^; 

inspect cDnicfleiJ 



Brewerioo (continued)— 
election returns. 185; reports, 187; 
on coniimttce to meet water lot pe- 
titioners, ig6 ; vote of, registered, 
204, aos, airt, 217; on committee to 
consider w.iier lot petitions, 337 ; 
leave* Ward duriiw scriiltnv called 
for by relative. George. Jr.. 233; 
agreement with, m surrendering 
ferr>- lease, 34S; water lot granted 
to, on condilions. 433, 445; wharf 
of, to be ferry landing place. 6:23; 
ordered notified of approaching 
hearing of liis petition for water 
lot, 8s-6; assignee of David Pro- 
voost. 87, 

Brewington, itr Brtwerton. 

Brercll irc Braiell. 

Brick kiln. Ground for a, in the com- 
mons granted to J. Ryckman and 
Wnv Wood, s:2'Qi to J Ryckman, 
Jr.. 397. 

Brick lands near Indoambcrgh, Com- 
mittee OTI leasing and rcpirt, 3 : 29B, 

Bricklayers' work. Paid tor, 6: 103. J: 
ft4- 

Bnckmakers, forbidden to cut wood on 
commons. 3:245. 247. 4: tii-ia; 
committee on rcntf due from, with 
power, $ : 325. 

Bricks, (or new Cily Hall. Accoimt of 
R. Moore for, 2:2*8; making of, 
in the Out Ward, 234 ; paid for, 4 : 
453; J- Horn given leave to bum a 
kiln of, on ilie commons. 484; C. 
Cotiiine lo dig clay and make, on 
the commons, S : 22; also J. Palding, 
56; and C Dolibi. 60; ground 
granted lo A. Palding, 121 ; paid for 
Bricks, 8:65, 81. 

Brickyard, Acre of land west ol In- 
clayombcTRh leased for a. 4 : 415^ 

Bridewell, Commiilee to draft plan of 
a. 6 : 44Q : 7 ; 46 : lo fit two rooms in 
new gaol for a. 87 ; proposals for 
keeper of ihe, 89; Wm, Dobbs. ap< 
pointed. 02 : appropriation for the, 
97. 107; smith's work on. g8; linen 
and woollen wheels for tlie. 98; 
masoni' work and coal, go: straw 
for, 100; sundries. 103; coal for thc> 
103; work at, 103: coal for. llo; 
siii>iltl.t. Tij; ..vrrveer of, 114; 'Pin- 
r ' ' ' - -V,. ,jo; overseer, 

r ■ ■■'<>: two butcher* 

134; keeper of. 
I , overieer. iga; 

■^; , ■: coat. 193; ex- 

l>,-n',c-.. .^i^, I ;iU-:ilrti|t. 313; Work 
dodc all 3jt); I'ictuilmg and salary, 
227, 24J: work, 24J; fiDU Bo*r- 
nrdetcd for, £45 : paid oy e r m r | 



196 



INDEX 



Bridewell (continued) — 

245, 264, 286, 324, 348, 356, 371, 394. 
416, 421, 456; firewood for 267; for 
mending wheels in the, 269; stoves 
for, 282; expenses, 290, 327; ma- 
terials for, 337; sundries for, 346; 
committee on condition of the, 356; 
blankets for, 358; work at, 404; 
medical attendance at the, 411; re- 
oort on state of the, 414; Alex 
Montcriff appointed keeper, 435; ap- 
propriation for wood for the, 439; 
committee on the state of the, 453; 
expenses for, 456; 8:5; blankets for 
the, 38; salary of keeper, 5, 29, 45, 
65, 80, 94, 116, 129, 139; appropri- 
ation for wood for, 43, 1 1 1 ; ex- 
penses, 45; plans of a new, adver- 
tised for, 64; adopted, 82; expenses, 
65, 80, 94, 102, 116, 129; committee on 
building, 88 ; appropriation for build- 
ing new, 99; feeding vagrants at 
the, 102; smith'3 work for, 109; 
sashes for, to be made by S. McGee, 
134; work done at, 136. 

Bridewell lottery. Treasurer ordered 
to buy tickets m, for the corporation, 
8 : 27 ; expenses of the, 32 ; managers 
called on for report, 43; paid man- 
agers, 71 ; debts due on, to be col- 
lected, 113. 

Bridge at North River, Repairing the, 

8:75. 
Bridge at Spuyten Duyvel (Spiken 

devil), proposed by the Governor, 

1 : 290 ; petition to Governor for a, 

306-7. 

Bridge, Port taxes for renewing and 
repairing the, 1:49; out of repair, 
86; the only place for loading and 
unloading vessels, 100; benent of, 
asked for the city, no; no duty to 
be paid upon the, in; John Ellis 
paid for repairs on the, 323; 
ordered filled up thirty feet more, 
357; committee on repairs to the, 211, 
432; ordered to he lengthened, 432. 

Bridge, great, bv the Custom House, 
Money ordered raised for the, 2: 11, 
12; ordered finished, 30; ordered ex- 
tended to wharf across the dock, 
104 ; west side of, to be filled up, 104 ; 
ordered repaired, 280; committee to 
examine, 372; ordered rebuilt, 378; 
report of committee. 379; committee 
on materials, 392; contract for 
building, 395; nayment for. 413; for 
work on, 425-6; committee to finish 
the, 434; repairs ordered on, 3:1, 
354; paid, 262; repairs, 318, 339; 
ordered repaired, 391; paid, 435; 
committee of inspection, 441 ; report 



Bridge (continued) — 
on repairs needed, 443-4; ordered re- 
paired, 444; committee of inspec- 
tion, 470; to repair, 4:254; paid for 
timber and boards for, 261 ; for car- 

f center work on, 268-9, 270-1 ; for 
o^s for, 276-7; committee on re- 
pairing, 482; report, 493; ordered 
repaired, 5:56, 117; paving street 
on side of, 193; ordered repaired, 
199; cleaning street near, 267; com- 
mittee on repairing, 374; appropri- 
ation for, 375; paid for work done 
on, 395».457; ordered repaired, 6; 
90-1; paid for work done on, 126; 
ordered repaired, 138; wharf ordered 
repaired, 163; paid for repairs on, 
248, 275; ordered repaired, 252, 253; 
paid for repairs on, 275, 290, 295, 
308, 312-3; spur on west side 
ordered built, 7 : 1 14 ; contracted for, 
115^; paid, 120, 123; spur on, 165, 
169; work done on, 344; ordered 
planked, 437; work on, 440; to be 
arched south of the Exchange, 445; 
work on, 455, 8 : 80. 

Bridge, see also Custom House bridge, 
and Port, dock and bridge. 

Bridge, little, by the dock, Payment 
for repairing wall of the, a : 97 ; for 
repairing, 312; committee on re- 
pairing, 339; payment for, 340, 359; 
sewer under the, 379-80; petition 
against covering, rejected, 381 ; per- 
mission to cover granted, 381 ; pay- 
ment for remaking, 385; for repair- 
ing! 3:1; law for preserving the, 
and the common sewer, 156, 167. 

Bridge and common sewer in the dock. 
Law for preserving the, 3 : 156, 167, 
170, 178, 185, 195, 197, 204, 208, 219; 
4 : 100. 

Bridge near coffee house ordered re- 
paired, 6: 311. 

Bridp^e on Long Island, Paid for re- 
pairs to, 6 : 443. 

Bridge over the Fresh Water, Capt. 
Kip to report what repairs are needed 
on the, 1 : 38? ; report, 390. 

Bridge Street, Paving ordered in, i : 
315; and wharf belonging to house 
occupied by Mr. Maclciian to be 
repaired at once, 2 : 327. 

Bridge-money. City's right to receive 
.ind collect, i : 121 ; under consider- 
ation, 127; answer of Governor and 
Council on, 132; articles granted on, 
132; Recorder Graham and Mr. 
Bayard to draw up regulations for, 
133; levied on imports and exports, 
145. disputes about, to be settled by 
mayor, 145. 



Bridgei, Cbarlet, Ettate of. taxed (or 
the new dock, i : 3a. 

Bridies, Hon. John, LU D., voted 
freeman, gratis, a: 197: as 3 coun- 
cilor, assists in swearing mayor and 
sheriff, Z04. 

Bridges, Mrs. , Property of. laxjd, 

1:5a. 

Bridges at the dock ordered repaired. 
'■■^7: 3:3i3->4 

BHdgewater, John, appointed r fire- 
man, Dock Ward, 7 : 101 ; removes 
from said ward. in. 

Brigantincs belonging to this port, I : 

Brincker. Abraham, ordered paid for 
services, 7 ■ 40Q. 

Brinckerhoti (Brinckerhoffc, Brincker- 
boof, BriukerhofT). Abraham, Ac- 
count of, ordered paid. 9 : 362 ; 
elected an asscisor, Dock Ward. 8: 



Brinckerhoff. Dir(i)ck. shopkeeper. 
elected an assessor. Dock Ward, 5 : 
418. account of, ordered paid, 456; 
re-elected assessor. 463; petition of, 
ft at., for new alms-house keeper, 
Siistained.6: 13-13; swoni a freeman. 
18; elected an assessor, 265; elected 
assistant, vicr John Lansing, re- 
signed; on committee to pave streets, 
330; account of, ordered paid. 333; 
on committee to investigate corpora- 
ttoa righu over food prices, 336; re- 
ports. 337-42; re-elecied assistant, 
}(6; iwora. 349; to pave Broad 
Street, 347, 350; ordered reimbursed, 
363-4; on committee to revise laws. 
365; on cr.mmillce to investigate en- 
criMchment at ferry. 368; on com- 
mittee to consider water lot petition, 
378; reports, 405-6: on street com- 
mittee, 387-8; re-elected assistant, 
^; sworn. 303; on committee to 
inspect CTrntcslrd election returns. 
391; repons, 395; favors granting 
water lot peiiiion. 408; reports, 7: 
6-7: on cocimilire lo have drain re- 
paired. 6; 418; elected alderman. 431: 
nvoni. 43i: on committee lo coo- 
Mtt Presbyterian Church petition 
for uignlar lot, 7:6; reports, 8-9; 
rcpon> from committee to tnake pUn 
or tots granted, &-?; on eommtitee 
lo repair hisliw.iyt, is; on committee 
to notify apt>'>iiii>.-c to assist treas- 
«rer, 17; tm nircct committee, 19; 
ordered reinibiiTaed. 20, 21 : on com- 
miltce lo repair pier. 21 ; on eom- 
mitlee to make plan of waler loll. 
tt-3: on cotrmiiitrc to flmsli pier, 
j>33; re-elected alderman, 34; 



Brinckerhoff (continued) — 
sworn, 41 : on committee to inspect 
contested election returns, 36 ; re- 
ports from committee to confer wiUi 

consider plan of Bridewell, 46; on 
auditing committee, S'; on commit* 
tee to consider water lot petitions, 
53 ; on committee lo adjust demands 
against oorporaiion, 54 ; on com- 
miiiee to inspect land title, 68; re- 
ports, 70-1 ; on committee to investi- 
gale encroachment. 74: paid to ex- 
tend pier. 77 ; re-elected alderman, 
82: sworn. 86; to extend Cocntiei 
pier; on committee to inspect con- 
tested election returns, 83; on audit- 
ing committee. 87; reports, 91-a; 
ordered rdmborsed, 107. 112; on 
committee to transfer land, tl8; in 
charge of slip cleansing, no; account 
of, ordered paid. 184. '»S; w com- 
mittee 10 have wharf built. 125; ap- 
pointed an election returning officer. 
Dock Ward. 3M; returns election o( 
constable, 338; reappointed election 
officer, 374, 444; unable to serve. 
446. 
BrmckerholT, George (Joris), elected 
collector. Dock Ward, 3:470; re- 
elected, 4:37; elected l_. ___ 
218; re-elected. 275; elected i 
ant, 5:3; sworn. 5 ; on auditing 
committee, 8; on committee to revise 
laws, 9; re-elected assistant, 38; 
sworn. 34: On committee to inspect 
street. 36: repons. 39-40; on audit- 
ing committee. 39; on committee to 
lay out water lots, 52: on committee 
to survey water lot, 55; re-elected 
assistant, 62: sworn. 65; on commit- 
tee lo let market slalU; on commit- 
tee to re-inspect street ; on com- 
mittee to have sewer repaired, 68; 
on auditing committee, 69: on c. ._ 
miltce to consider petition for water J 
lot. 76-7; reports. 88; on committee I 
to gel legal opinion on way 10 pre- I 
vfiil nisiiig prite of bref, 83-4: C 
surveying committee; on commitlefi 1 
to repair dock, sewer, etc. 87; on 1 
committee lo consider land peiitioo,! 
93; report*. 125-6: re-elected assist-T 
am, <^: sworn, 101; on auditinff 1 
commitiec. 103; reports. 116: 00 1 
conuniitee lo lei markrli. 103^ ; on 1 

comtmttee to abate nuisances, I 

reports, 11,1-4; on coramiliee lo 
stJer petition for water lots, 1 
on aurvepng committee. 123, 124: 1 
ccmuiitlcc for market rcpairK l"*" 
on atrtel committee, 137; r" "^ 



198 



INDEX 



BrinckerhofF (continued) — 
assistant, 129; sworn, 132; on audit- 
ing committee, 133; reports, 144; on 
street committee, 141 ; on sewer com- 
mittee, 141-3; on committee to list 
corporation debtors, 144; on com- 
mittee for City Hall repairs, 146; on 
committee to inspect land title, 150; 
on committee to prepare bonfire and 
wine, 151; re-elected assistant, 154; 
sworn, 156; on auditing committee, 
157; reports, 169; on committee to 
build stairs at slip, 162; on com- 
mittee to confer with Assembly on 
city matters, 165; on committee to 
abate nuisance; on committee to 
direct building market-house, 167; 
on committee to enlarge poorhouse, 
171; reports, 187-8; on committee 
for dock repairs, 173; ordered re- 
imbursed, 176; re-elected assistant, 
178 ; sworn, 181 ; on committee to 
build stairs at slip, 188; on auditing 
committee, 189; reports, IJH-S; on 
committee to consider petition for 
water lot, 191 ; on committee to 
settle boundary of estates, 194; on 
committee to draft address to Gover- 
nor Ginton for abolition of military 
watch, 195; reports, 196-7; on com- 
mittee to arrange rent arrears, 198; 
re-elected assistant, 200 ; sworn, 20J ; 
on committee to let market stalls, 
207; on committee to revise laws, 
209; on committee to consider peti- 
tions for water lots, 212; ordered 
paid for sewer repairs, 216; on com- 
mittee to regulate new dock and 
stairs at ferry, 217; on committee to 
locate new cartway; on committee 
for new ferry-house, 220; to direct 
cleansing dock, 227; re-elected as- 
sistant, 231; sworn, 236; ordered 
repaid for ferry expenditures, 238; 
on committee to revise laws, 238- 
9, 241 ; on committee to let market 
stalls, 239; on committee to draft 
petition to Gov. Clinton for flour 
embargo, 241-2; reports, 242; on 
committee to fix Harlem boundary 
line, 247; reports, 251; on survey- 
ing committee, 249, 254; on com- 
mittee to have laws printed, 2J9; 
reports, 252; on committee for 
prison repairs; on standing com- 
mittee for City Hall repairs, 253; 
on committee to investigate dis- 
puted land title, 254; on committee 
lor new ferry house at Brooklyn, 
355, 263; on committee to consider 
petition for water lot, 261 ; on com- 
mittee to consider petition lor 



Brinckerhoff (continued) — 
swamp land, 262; reports repairs to 
City Hall, 266-7; amount due, from 
corporation, 266; re-elected assist- 
ant, 273, sworn, 276; on Harlem 

- surveying committee, 280; on audit- 
ing committee, 284; reports, 266; 
ordered repaid for fire buckets, 28c; 
on surveying committee, 289 (bis), 
289-90, 297; to have buckets made, 
290; ordered to pay interest on ex- 
pense of pier, 293; on committee for 
new pier, 294; on committee to con- 
sider petitions for water lots, 299; 
on oommittee to lay drain, 300; suc- 
cessor to, appointed on pier commit- 
tee, 314; ordered reimbursed for 
corporation expenditures, 332, peti- 
tion of, et al., for land, referred, 360; 
accounts of, ordered paid, 377; land 
to be let to, 442; petition of, et ai, 
for two ferries to Nassau Island, re- 
ferred, 6 : 247. 

Brinckerhoof, see Brinckerhoff. 

Brinkerhoff, see Brinckerhoff. 

Broad Street, Offer to Mr. Spratt for 
lot at end of, i : 277 ; declined and 
lot behind weighhouse accepted, 
280; paving ordered in, 315; wharf 
on east side of Little Bridge at end 
of, to be built by J. Van Cortlandt, 
393 ; request of S. Van Cortlandt for 
laying out, straight to the dock, 401 ; 
committee to examine, 401-2; sur- 
veyors to lay out ground, 402; pe- 
tition for a common sewer in, 405; 
estimate of cost, 407; ijpper end of, 
recommended for new (^ity Hall, J^: 
68, 78; south end of, to the Little 
Bridge, ordered paved, 282, 320-1; 
scavenger to clean, from Garden 
street to the Little Bridge, 354; 
north end of, made a public market 
place, 446-7; wall and wall plates 
at south end of, to be repaired, 3: 
12; payment for, 13; petition for 
drain in, 342-3; report on rcgur 
lating. from City Hall to near Ex- 
change in, 5 : 490 ; pavement in, to 
be relaid under direction of com- 
mittee, 457; 6:330; payment on, 
347; same for paving, 356, 364; pe- 
tition for repairs to drain in, re- 
ferred, 418; payment towards, ^; 
order regarding private drains mto 
common, 420; carting sand and 
stone in, 7 : 30. 

Broad Street, see also Heere Graft 

Broad and Dock Streets, Slip of 
ground at, granted to S. DeLui€cy« 
a ; iQQi INoxv ** Frauncea' Tav«nt*'l 



, Well 10 be dug in, opposite 
Vindicke's. 1:47; ''" of Ux 
payers on, 53-5; leaving ordered in, 
315: permission given to II. Crosly 
to fence iti piece of trouiid on, for 
keeping sheep, 378; lot in. between 
ground of S-Van Conlanrfl and street 
leading to the Oyster Pasty, a; no; 
Id be paved from Trimly Chnrch to 
market house. 3ao; from the Custom 
House to the corner house of widow 
Kientead, 320; lying in the West 
Ward, 3*6; liberty given residents 
to plant trees, 353; part of. to be 
leveled, l-io; hreadth of. lo be pre- 
sened, 335 : 4 '66: lo be straight- 
ened on west side. l3-'4: building 
line in. fronting Bonltng Gre«n. s ■ 
149; street ill, around Rowling Green 
to be paved, 193: paid for paving 
lower end. Jig: appropriation for 
paving, near Oswego Atarket, 6 : 
ai : paid, 162 ; graded from Dey 
Street to Conlandt. Strwi, 185-6; 
ordered executed, 192-3; committee 
on griding and paving, from Dey 
Street to Division Street, ^14; re- 
port, with directions, 2^-5 ; to 
middle of Veicy Slreet with details. 
'55; paving where hay scale* ttond, 

iI7; report on paving of, from 
eavcr Street. 7 : 3*4-5. 
Broadway &larket. Paid for repairing, 

6:313; election place for West 

Ward. 7:314. 374. 
Brnawcr icf Brower 
Bnick, S.irah. innkeeper. Account of. 

ordered paid. 7:*S. 107. "72. US- 
_VI. W2. 445; 8;i9. 
Brock. Wahrr. innkeeper, Account of, 

ordered paid, 6:212; Common Coun* 

cil meets at bouse of, 344. 354. 357. 

3jS, 3?>. 360. 36'. ,Vi3: account of. 



of. as Cnmmander-in-chief. 
about retailing liquor, 1 : 87 ; con- 
cerning trade with Indians, 89-40; 
concernine conduct of the watch, 
go-2: present in Canncil. tio; dock 
and unch'>r money paid to, 123, 124; 
in ddckage arrears, 128; commissions 
city officer* for year i68i>J. 8: 147! 
lor year t&J.i. 147 8 IStf -Appen- 
dix I. 

Broolie. Htin Oii.llcj-, pr«tent in 
Council, I : 281. llS, ,143. 347- 

Broi-i'.l'ii. I i'.ijrMr..ut* of. Petition 
a..' I ;iii Act rclattDg 



I);. 




As- 



Brookman, Thomas, eleeieil 
sor. South Ward, 7:378; re-elected, 
447-S; 8! 56, 107. 

Brooks, Johannes (John), Petition of, . 
el al. for liberty to renew existing 
leases. 6 : 379-80 ; referred. 380; 
lease to, ordered delivered, 7:338. 

Brooms (or the city, 1 : 364, 374. 377. 
383. 355. 4<M. 

Broomi. naiU and a lock for City HaUr 
Account tor. allowed, a : ao?, 

BrouRhioit, Hon, Sampson Shelton, 
first sits in Common Council as rc~ 
corder, 3; igo; commissioned re- 
corder: sworn, 191; as a councilor, 
a .^ lists in sw en ring mayor and 
sheriff, 304 ; ordered to make speech 
on preienlalinn of freedom oi cor- 
poration to Gov, Combiiry, 212; ap- 
pointed corporation counsel in case 
ft. n, Benson, to recover ferry 
rent arrears, aai ; in case vi, D, Pro- 
voosl. fl al. 330: ordered to pro- 
ceed against Benson, 235; ordered 
paid : to keep city seal and charter 
during absence of Mayor French, 
23S , 

Brousard. Gabriel, confesses vottng I 
under age. a : 164. 166. 

Broil wer, Evcrardus, butcher, 
plained of, tor enjoying market | 
privileges witliooi pay, 4 : 489. 

Brower, Comelitu. elected a conslibl^ I 
East Ward. 5:2; sworn, 6; ordered | 
paid for services in " late con- 
spiracy." 45, 

Bruwtr. Everardus. [ad,] felinnker, 
sworn freeman. 5:271; elected as* I 
s«9Sor, North Ward. 463: tc-eiectcd, | 
6:33 

Brower. Henry, tied in election for 
constable. Bowery. 6:34i declared 
not elected, 36. 

Brower, Isaac Account of, ordered 
paid, 7:33& 

Brower, Jacob, baker, sworn a (re«- 
man. 9:271; ordered paid for 
services, 6:217. 

Brower, Jacob, carpenter, appointed a 
fitemaii. We«l Ward, 7: I4S. 257; 
reappointed (foreman u( cnt>ne), 
38s; appointed collector of elHOiney 
fines. 4«. 

Ornw«r. Jeremiah, elected an assessor, 
MontRooicric Ward, 6 ; 101 ; re- 
elected, 148; paid (or leniees, 258-9. 

Brnwcr, Inhn. elected an aisettor, 
WeM Ward. |: 128; boui« of, 152; 
re-elected aascisor, 



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Browcr (Brewer, John, [2d,] Account 
of, ordered paid, 7:39; house of, 
172; appointed fireman, 257; account 
of, ordered paid, 290; reappointed 
fireman, 385; account of, ordered 
paid, 429, 441, 456; 8: 19, 35, 70. 

Brower, John, Jr., appointed a fireman. 
West Ward, 7:385. 

Brower (Broawer), Peter bricklayer, 
appointed a fireman. North Ward, 
4:437-8; account of, ordered paid, 
5 : 434, 456 ; 6:2, 5 ; appointed a fire- 
man, 7; account of, ordered paid, 91, 
102, 175, 178, 203, 231-2; appointed a 
public measurer, 248; account of, or- 
dered paid, 7 : 195. 

Brower, Samuel, elected a constable. 
West Ward, 5 : 200 ; sworn, 206. 

Brown, Abner, carpenter, appointed a 
fireman. South Ward, 6 : 315 ; paid 
for services, 364. 

Brown, Duncan, ordered rewarded 
with money and freedom of corpo- 
ration for services at fire. 5 : 190. 

Brown, George, hires shop in market, 
1:203. 

Brown, H , customs commissioner, 

i: 198. 

Brown, Jacobus, carpenter, ordered 
paid for sinking well, 6 : 190 ; sworn 
a freeman, 438. 

Brown, John, public whipper, ordered 
paid salarv, 4 : 23 ; elected an asses- 
sor. North Ward, 27; ditto, Mont- 
gomerie Ward, 196; re-elected, 218, 

374. 

Brown, Capt. John, House of, 5:31; 
account of, ordered paid, 6:87; 
house of, 167; deceased, 7:61. 

Brown, John, baker, sworn a freeman, 
6:186. 

Brown, John, laborer, appointed over- 
seer of pest-house, Bedlow's Island, 
6 : 370. 

Brown, John Hendrick, sworn con- 
stable, 1 : 70. 

Brown, Isaac, Account of, ordered 
paid, 7:233. 

Brown, P , liable as security on 

bond for King's College foundation, 
6 : 94-5 

Brown, Samuel, Market stall let to, 
4-301, 366, 450; owes corporation, 
416. 

Brown, Saul. Petition of, to give Jews 
right to sell, acted on. i : 168-9. 

Brown, Thomas, cutler, appointed a 
fireman, 4 : 37-8. 

Brown^ Capt. Thomas, et al. protest 
petition for land, 5:360; corporation 
debtor, 6 : 79 ; house of, 173 ; account 
of, ordered paid, 7 : 18, 3(5, 282 ; pe- 



Brown (continued) — 
tition of, to have roadway left in 
grant of land, granted, 395-6; pe- 
tition of, for benefit of wharfage, 
rejected, 410; house of, 412. 

Brown, William, et a/., given last 
chance to buy buildings, 5 : 442. 

Browne, see DeBruyn. 

Brown John, Dr. William. Petition of, 
et ai, for water lots, referred, 6 : 247, 
426-7 ; 7:13, 22-3 ; protest of, thrown 
under table, 27; protest entered 
against granting land to, referred, 
84-5 ; houses and land of, 79, 94 ; pe- 
tition of, for water lots, referred, 
201, 227; petition granted, 251-2; 
draft of grant ordered prepared for, 
267; said grant ordered delivered, 
p2; petition of, et al, for water 
lots, referred, 8:7; water lot grant 
to, signed, 85. 

Brueye, see Brueys. 

Brueys (Brueye), Claude, listed voter. 
South Ward, 2 : 164, 165. 

Brugges, see Van Brugh. 

Brughen, see Van Brugh. 

Bruyn, see DeBruyn. 

Brync. see DeBruyn. 

Bryson, Robert, appointed a public 
measurer, 8: 71. 

Buckenhovcn, Stephen, elected col- 
lector, South Ward, a: 88; listed 
voter. North Ward, 169, 171; elected 
collector, North Ward, 383; account 
of, reported, 433. 

Bucket hooks bought, 5 : 296. 

Buckets, ladders and hooks to be re- 
turned to the mayor, 1:46; to be 
kept in convenient places, 139; ordi- 
nance concerning, read, 372 ; J : 22. 

Buckets, leather fire, Eadd house to 
keep one or more, i : 112; inhabit- 
ants ordered to procure, 187; order 
regarding. 255; landlords to allow 
for cost of, 25s; lost at fire in the 
Fly, 266; extra, to be returned to 
mayor, 266-7; to be kept, 389, 392; 
order for providing, to be enforced, 
2 : 70, 184 ; inspection of, ordered, 
245; to be in every house, 223; 4: 
83; ordered. 5: 17: paid for, 22, 25; 
cleaning and mending, 203; ordered, 
264; paid for, 280, 282, 285; one 
hundred ordered, 288, 290; paid for, 
2Q3, 296; clcaninfi^ and markmg, 296; 
for hanging in City Hall, 315; clcan- 
inR. 437. 474: for ferry house, 6: 
16; one hundred ordered, 123; pay- 
ment for, 136; paid for marking, 
165; for new, 316; for repairing, 
328; for new, 381; repairing, 422; 
making and repairing, 7:70; taOb 



i59 ; sixty ordered. 191 ; piid for, 
3Q9; making, inendiiig and cleaning, 
aig; repairing, 367: fiimisliing. 409; 
making, 428, «?. ,44". 44^; »:I4; 
making and repairing. 80, 

Buckhout. iff Boeckhoat. 

Buckley, Tliomas, vagrant, deported, 
5:466- 

Backmnster, Edwaid. elected con- 
atable. Dock WarJ. 1:304; con- 
firmed, 307 : Accnimis of, allowed, 
k6: elected constable. West Wardi 
sworn, ai4; appointed high con- 
tUble. 237: sworn. J,«; reappoioted. 
386. i33: dock to be let uul at house 
of> 3^i reappointed high constable, 
Jpf; account of. ordered paid. J69; 
BccauDlt of, recommended paid. 397. 

Buckin Island. Conitniltee to view, as 
tile for pest-house, 6 : q8. 

Buice. ttf Buycc 

Building, Grounds (or, must be sur- 
veyed by city surveyors, 1:326, 247. 

Building mspcctors appointed, 1 : 21. 

Building line in Broadway, frontmg 
Bowling Green, 5 ' 149. 

Building permits required. i:3i. 

Buildings, new, at the Dock, The 
Governor desires, to be uniform. 1; 
18B; none allowed in front of water 
lots, 159; arrearages of reni due for. 
1371 style of. 10 be erected in Dock 
Sutet, 406: increase of new, in 1696, 
a-.lR; falling to decay. 38, 

Buildings. Public. r>{ the cit;, ■;39i; 
conliimation of all. 392. 

Buildings and storehouses. Notice to 
E. Bivanck and others to move back 
their, to widen street as covenanted. 
«:1I4. 

Buisi, tte fiuyce. 

Ballinch, John, elected a constable. 
West Ward, a: 177; sworn, 18a. 

Boll, Joseph, merchant, Petition of, el 
at.. "Sons of Liberty." to erect second 
liberty pole, denied, 7 : 303-4 ; ap- 

Glinted an election returning officer, 
ontgomeric Ward. 314 ; reappointed, 
~r-3^: to hold election (or alderman, 
— I ; relunii Benj. Blagge again 
cted. 403; fetums election of a 
,_jtttahle. 431; reafP<»"'ed election 
k elUttt. 8 : lot- 

Bull. \V illixm. appointed wood in- 
•rH-rlrr 7:1-18 

Buliinck. Cornelius, listed votar, Eail 

Ward, j; t?4. 177 
Dulscn. Cirneliut, in dockage arrrart, 

I 174. 177. 
Bdii, Rarent, elected tonitable, Dock 

Wud, 3:56. 



Bunton. Thomas, elected a constable,' 
North Ward. 6 : 59. 

Burch (Birch), George, appointed ■ 
wu(climan,8: 15: account of.ordered 
paid, S4- 

Burck. jer Burke. 

Burden, Suaia, in doekiige 
1; izR 

Burdinghe, Oaus. Property of, taxe^', 
I : Sa. 

Burger (Burgers). Angell, Property ol, 
taxed. I :st. 

Burger, Casper, appointed a com 
measurer. 4:410. 

Burger. Claus (CUes, Clause), holds 
gram of City Ilall grounds, 1:84; 
release drawn out to, i.^; appointed 
packer and culler. ZI3. 

Burger. Coster, appointed a watchman, 
S:44- 

Burger, Daniel, Petition o(, for « 
lots, referred, 4 : 403 : appoiriieij a 
watchman. 5 ; 44 ; applied 1 " 
keeper of workhouse. 6 : 161. 

Burger, David, joiner. Petition of, V^ 
be appniiiied a public measurer, rft 
(erred. 8:69; appointed, 71. 

Burster. F.lias, Account of, ordered 
paid, 8:30, 33, 35, 40. 

Burner. Gerret, elected collector. South 
Ward, 3;a37- 

Burger. Hermanns, elected a constable ■■ 
Dock Ward. 8 : 57 ; sworn, 60. J 

Burger. loh.iiine«, elected coiistibl^fl 
Dock Ward. 3:371; absent on i" ■ 
of inslallalioii, IJs; sworn. 276 

Burger, Johannes (John). [ad.I elected 
constable. North Ward. 4:218: pro- 
tests re*eleclioii of aldermm Rutgers, 
221 ; declared to have been duly 
elected alderman. North Ward. 22j^-| 
swoni, 339; on committee to locaM 
house of correction, etc., 236. 24T ; OBL 
committee to lay out roads. 3469 
agreement with, tor building • ' 
house, sso; account of. (or j 
ordered paid in part. »51. 257. 36l3 
382, 303; on cnmmittee to report e" 
butchers' (".■tiiii'ii. Jf>); rrp'.T 
re-ele.-t-.' '■ l^ o: 

31s: fl' ■ '•■■ 

land' 3^.. .., ,, . „-.- j/o( 

mitlee to rUT-.-ry t'Jti. .1^3-4; 
of, ordered paid, 331 ; on conimittcc^ 
to con«idtrpriitiQn for w barfing. 341a 
reports, J67-8; re-elected alderman 
H?: sworn, 350; ordered loholdne 
election for constable. North War 
3SI ; account of. ordered paid, iS9m 
c<i cofltmitlcc to stake ctii tiij^vn 



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INDEX 



Burger (continued) — 
364; account of» ordered paid; on 
committee to lay out highway, 382; 
said to be tied for re-election for 
alderman, 393; election of, debated 
and referred for consideration with 
counsel, 397; declared not elected, 
3g8; paid for repairs to ferry and 
City Hall, 5:7; appointed a watch- 
man, 44; account of, ordered paid, 
109 ; 6 : 76 ; petition oiF, for water lot, 
reported, 7 : 98-9. 

Burger, Mrs. Lena, granted liquor 
license gratis, 4 : 314. 

Burger, Manus, elected a constable, 
Dock Ward, 6:431; sworn, 435; re- 
elected, 7:34; sworn, 41; re-elected, 
82; sworn, 86; re-elected, 127; sworn, 
132; re-elected, 183; sworn, 189; re- 
elected, 230; sworn, 237; re-elected, 
317; sworn, 321; re-elected, .^79; 
sworn, 383; re-elected, 4^*?: sworn, 
450. 

Burger, Martin, ordered warned 
against encroachment, 3 : 229-30 ; re- 
ported for encroachment, 241 ; peti- 
tion of, for land, referred, 252. 

Burger, Myndert, elected constable, 
Bowery, 3 : 294; sworn, 299. 

Burger, Nicholas, cooper, agrees to re- 
lease to John Rodman land in rear of 
old City Hall, a: no; elected a con- 
stable, North Ward, 4 : 218 ; not 
sworn, 230; appointed a watchman, 
239-40; ordered paid, 252; elected a 
constable, Montgomerie Ward, 386; 
sworn, 396. 

Burger, Peter, laborer, Petition of, for 
water lots, referred, 4 : 403 ; ap- 
pointed a watchman, 5 : 44. 

Burger, Rynicr (Regnicr, Reinier, 
Renicr, Renyer, Rcyner), blacksmith, 
Account of, ordered paid, 3:411; 
4:59, 61, 76, 77, 140, 165. 188, 194; 
sworn a constable, Dock Ward. 200, 
233 J account of, ordered paid. 312; 
appointed a fireman, 437-8; ends fire 
duty, 5 : 85. 

Burger, Sarah, widow. Property of, 
taxed, 1 : 57 ; petition of, in behalf of 
Elizabeth Shakcrly, 170; petition of, 
as widow of John Shakerly, con- 
cerning land, 321. 

Burger, Cost and requirements for be- 
ing a free, i : 10, 18, 103. 137. 

Burgers, see Burger. 

Burgers excise on liquors removed, 
i:ii, 13. 16. 

Burgers Path, Lots near, to be sold, 
1 : 233, 249, 257 ; lot of land east of, 
offered to Mr. Spratt in exchange, 
357; committee to inquire if it be 



Burgers Path (continued) — 
city property, 257-8; lot adjoining 
ordered surveyed, 344; committee on 
streets near, 348; to be made con- 
venient for carts, 404; account for 
making and paving, allowed, a: 68; 
petition of Elsie Leisler for grant of 
land near the slip at, granted and 
land ordered surveyed, 80 ; granted in 
consideration of two streets taken 
^rom her land, 85; Alderman Clock 
to build upon ground near, 85; resi- 
dents near, to build a market house 
at their own cost, 147; cart way on 
east side of slip at, asked for, 235; 
lots from, to Theobald's Slip, frontmg 
East River to be filled up, 325 ; leave 
granted to D. Egbertse to build an 
oven under, 3 : 463-4. 

Burger's Path and Blockhouse, Lots 
laid out between, 1:259; style of 
buildings to be erected on, 259-60. 

Burgess (Burgiss), Capt. John, voted 
freedom of corporation, 5 : 223-4 » 
freedom to, in full, 225; elected a 
constable. Dock Ward, 273; refuses 
to serve ; fined ; successor to, ordered 
elected, 277. 

Burgiss, see Burgess. 

Burglar, Paid for arresting a, 7 : 206. 

Burglaries and felonies committed, 

3:451. 
Burgomasters and schepens, i : 103. 

Burial of forty-nine bodies, 7 : 103. 

Burial of the Earl of Bellomont, 

Money paid for cleaning street for, 

3 : 154-5. 

Burial place for Jews, 3 : 447-8. 

Burial place granted to Rector, Wardens 
and Vestry of Trinity Church, J :22i ; 
charge for breaking ground, 221 ; 
grant of, approved, 232. 

Burial place. New, without the gate, 
1:291; confirmed to city, 292; com- 
mittee to examine accounts of profits 
of. a : 228. 

Burk, Ann, Ground release ordered de- 
livered to, 7 : 374. 

Burk, see also Burke. 

Burke (Burck, Burk), Mary, Bond to, 
ordered prepared, 6: 180; interest or- 
dered paid to, 241, 268, 305, 352, 396; 
application of, for higher rate of in- 
terest, granted, 306: ordered paid in- 
terest. 429; 7:48, 88, 131, 202, 2&4; 
bond to, ordered exchanged, 285; in- 
terest ordered paid to, 420; 8:43, 

114. 
Burling, Edward, merchant, listed 
voter. West Ward, a: 168, 170; land 
of, 3 : 261 ; petition of, et al, for 
water lots, granted, 4 : 322-3, 373-6. 



Buriing, Juata, deded collector, East 
Ward, 3 : 414 ; elected a constable, 
4:275; tint swom. 38l. 

Burling, John, P«ilbn ol, tt at. to 
havf slip cleared, referred, 7 : 78- 

Burling Slip, reported a public nuis- 
ance, 5 ; 1131 paid for cleaning, 274: 
petition for cio«iiiK. a» a ninsancc. 
6:215-1*; counter petition, arfi; a 
hesrinE ordered, aio; ordered tilled 
Up and sewer mude in. 228 ; paid 
for filling up, 35^9; hearing on, 
ordered, ,170; fifty scow loads of 
mud to be taken out nf. j:43; pav- 
ing al. 84, 309; eteftriMng, 119, 171, 
wB; work done it, 4371 paving. 

Burlingtiani, Pardon, Aecoiuil of. 
ordered paid, S:40. 

Burnet, Cliarles, public whipper, 
ordered paid salary, etc., 6: 104. 

Burnet, George, elected a constable, 
Dock VVaril, 4' 105: appointed High 
oonsiablc. 197; sworn, 300, 

Bomct. Jolm. appointed coroner, s : 
aja. a?3, 464; «: 35, 66, 101. 148. 184. 
32X ids: sworn. »;Jj6, 276: 6:36, 
6& 106. 151, 188, 336; absent at swear- 
ing in, 3(A 

Bomel, William, voted freedom of 
corporation on arrival as Governor, 
J : 233 ; address of welcome to. 234- 
5: anioints mayor and sheriff, 337, 
a6(-5: administers oaths to, 243; 
967; petition o[ corporation to, 
for Gonbnnation of Dongan charter, 
for leave to elect double number of 
eonstables, and for grant of all land 
rcdaimed Ironi rivers, 274-7; ap- 
pobta maror and sheriff. 3^-5, 3^ 
t; witnes*ea recorder's commission 
to Francii Marison, 346; address 
tk conioralion to. in reply to peti- 
liOD o( certain pertons to Covcrnor- 
in-Couneil to prevent (urther leafing 
out land. 347-50 ; appoints mayor 
and sheriff, 355-6, 374: administers 
oaths, 375 ; appoint* mayor, etc., 
394; fldmmi'tefs oaths, 305-6 L ap- 
point* raaytir. ric. 415-16; address 
to, to forward a<Ii(rcs» of corporation 
10 George I, 4ii>-aa; mention of his 
having enmmlsiione<i James Alex- 
ander, Ew].. naval officer of Prov- 
ince. 4 1313, 

Bunit, (ieorge. Public house of, 5: 
,1'tt. )8ii . iirilercd |iaid 39J, 4«>, 47a 

Bum , 1 ■! LI, ri'r'iWi-malier. npnointcd 
W^rdT.iSS, 387; 
; ;iaid,]St 

> looted a firemafl, 



Burrest. tte Burrows. 

Burris, sef Burrows, 

Burroughs, J[eremiah, elected a snr-J 
veyor of highways. Bowery, 9:4tdtC 
ordered off. as a squatter. 4 ; IM. 

Burroughs, Thomas, elected conataDle, 
Dock Ward, i;386; appointed hi^ 
conslsble, 4^23 : wwom, 
pointed, a: IS: elected ; 
Dock Ward, 56; re-elected, 88, trtf 
ordered paid for use of beam, : 

BurrotTEha, , Corporation expei 

lure lor benefit of. s : I2i 

Bnrrough*. xrr alio Burrows. 

Burrow, John, elected an asses SQ 
East Ward, 3:371. 

Burrows John, elected a k"'«i»ini 
West Ward. 7:378: sworn. 383. 

Burrows ( Burrest, Burris*. Bumtsu 
Lawrence, elected a constable, Euft 
Ward. 9:372: sworn. 276; petitidaj 
of, fl al.. for water lots, referred 
7:37: elected a convtabte. Wm 
War.!. 83; sworn. 86; accoui 
ordered paid, 437. 

Burrus, see Burrounlis 

Bnrte, Samuel, sworn to levy s 
assesMnent. 1:415; elected a - 
East Ward. 433; listed vc 
173. IT*. 

Burton. Mary, servant of TliomMil 
Willson. Indenture of, assigned tttl 
corporation. 5 : 23 : ordered (fi^ I 
charged from servitude and girefl 1 
clothing, 48: claims corporation rc^fl 
ward for diicovery of incendiacic^l 
53: guardian of, ordered paid iatm 
her maintenance, 6o-t. I 

Burton, Peter, Acconnt of. ordero^fl 
paid. 7 3»; 8: 134. 

Burton, Witiiam, Account o[. for di(t 
ordered paid. 8 : 44. 

Burying-irromid, Petit 
formed Protestant Dutch Chur< 
for ground for a, 7:1-2; lot* 
Queen. Thoovu and George Stre 
granted on Irate. 4. 

" Buryinge place in Broadway," 
Church vard. 

Bush (Bosc, Bo«h>, Alberifm. 
blacksmith, taxed for new dock, i;] 
ag; property of, taxed 51; ao 
of, allowed, aos; laiiJ dttpnt 
scilled. 8; 144 ("Appendix,' 1 
read at I : aij) ; ordered to delivc 
to (Teasurcr scales and weigbts, ■£■ 
3»8; petition of, to siraighten CrowT 
Street, granted, 3 ?6l. 

Bush, Barent, cooprr. titled rater. 
West Ward, 3:i6i^ 171; accocint 
of, for ttook* and ladders, pa' ' 
5 : appointed a fireman. 437-& 



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INDEX 



Bush, Evert, appointed a public meas- 
urer, 7:99. 

Bush, Henry (Hendrick), smith, 
taxed for new dock, 1:31, 36; 
property of, taxed, 60; appointed a 
bellman, j : 242-3 : ordered paid 
salary. 248, 260. ^, 281. 

Bush, John, tailor, taxed for new 
dock, 1 : 36 ; property of, taxed, 58. 

Bush, Justus (Justice), votes illegally. 
East Ward, J : 175, 178 ; elected as- 
sessor, 202; caveat filed against 
swearing him in, 204, 208; election 
of, disallowed, 21 x; account of, re- 
ported, 433; again elected an asses- 
sor, 3 : 181 ; re-elected, 210. 

Busing, see Bussing. 

Buskirk, Laniem, sworn a con- 
stable. West Ward, 5 : 276. 

Bussen, see Bussing. 

Bussey, James, elected collector, East 
Ward, J : 361 ; elected constable, 3 : 
210; appointed high constable, 211; 
sworn, 214. 

Bussing (Busing, Bussen), Aaron 
(A rent), elected constable, Harlem, 
4 : 27 ; sworn, 30 ; sworn anew, under 
new charter, 43; elected an assessor, 
442 ; re-elected, 469 ; elected collector, 
5 : 63; again elected assessor, 154; re- 

- elected, 178, 232; petition of, et ai, 
for hearing against petition for 
water lots on Harlem River, granted, 
7:28-9; hearing asked by, held, 31. 

Bussing, Abraham, mason, sworn a 
freeman, 5 : 246 ; appointed a fireman, 
West Ward, 6:314; elected a con- 
stable, Harlem, 432; ineligible, 435; 
elected an assessor. West Ward, 
7:44; petition of, et ai, for allow- 
ance, referred, 155; granted, 163. 

Bussing, Alexander, appointed a 
watchman, 5 : 44. 

Bussing, Cornelius, appointed a 
watchman, 5 : 44. 

Bussing, Harman, appointed bellman, 
3:333. 360; ordered paid, 344, 360, 
368, 378; reappointed bellman, 381; 
ordered paid, 388, 399; reappointed 
bellman, 401; ordered paid, 411, 
412, 425; reappointed, 420; ordered 
paid, 438; reappointed, 439; ordered 
paid, 461, 471, 482; reappointed, 
484-5 ; ordered paid, 4:12; reap- 
pointed, 16, ordered paid, 33, 55. 

Bussing, Isaac, appointed a watch- 
man, 5 : 44 

Bussing, James, cooper, sworn a free- 
man, 5 : 271 ; ordered paid for help 
in smallpox quarantine, 6 : 80. 

Bussing, Johannes, elected constable, 
Harlem, 3^374; sworn, 376. 



Bussing, Peter, elected assessor, Har- 
lem, 3:415; re-elected, 453; 4 : 7i» 
154. 196. 

Bussing, Peter, [2d,] elected constable, 
Harlem, 5 : 464 ; sworn, 470 ; elected 
collector, 6 : 34 ; re-elected, 66 ; 
elected an assessor, 148. 

Butchers, not allowed to be curriers, 
shoemakers or tanners, i : 24 ; peti- 
tion of, read and referred to a com- 
mittee, 4 : 269 ; report, 272-3. 

Butchers' shamble, But one, to be kept 
daily at the green before the Fort, 
1 : 215-6. 

Butchers shop in Broadway ordered 
demolished, a : 338. 

Butchers stall No. 2 in Fly market let, 
4 : 316. 

Butler, Henry, Account of, ordered 
paid, 8:75. 

Butler, N , customs commissioner, 

i: 198. 

Butler, Patrick, whipped at cart's tail 
for counterfeiting, 4 : 363. 

Butler, Thomas, Account of, ordered 
paid in part, 7 : 242, 247 ; ordered 
paid, 339. 

Butler, William, appointed chimney 
sweep, 1 : 184. 

Butler, William, elected an assessor, 
Montgomerie Ward, 7 : 447 ; re- 
elected, 8 : 57. 

Butter, Law for marking weight of, 
3:227; 4:109, III, 293; 6:340; 
petition to Gov. Clinton to prohibit 
exportation of, 5 : 242-4 ; law relat- 
ing to, repealed, 7 : 181. 

Butter, cheese, eggs and poultry. 
Regulations for sale of, i : 140, 217- 
18, 224. 

lUitts, Daniel, listed voter. East Ward, 

2:173, 176. 

Buyce (Buice, Buiss. Buys(e)), Jan- 
netie Teys, Patent in name of, men- 
tioned, 4 : 183. 

Buyce, Matthias (Tuys), leases land. 
3:146; ordered notified of lapse of 
lease, 4 : 66 ; appears in court, 67 ; 
proposals of, considered, 68; account 
of, ordered paid, 77. 

Buyce (Boyce). Matthew, elected col- 
lector. Bowery, 6:66; elected an as- 
sessor, loi ; again elected assessor, 
222; elected assistant, 390; sworn, 
393; on street committee, 400; op- 
poses water lot petition ; on committee 
to have plan of lots made, 408; on 
committee to inspect roads, 411; on 
committee to direct road overseers, 
414; re-elected assistant, 432; sworn, 
434; on committee to repair high- 
ways, 7:15; reports examination of 



Buycc (continued) — 
Bogert'i farm, aQ; re-elected »ssis- 
tant, 35; swoni, 41; on siin-cying 
comniitiee, 66; reports, 122; re- 
clecled aisistatit, ^3; sworn. 86; on 
street committee, 97; reports, 97-S; 
K-elected assistant, 137: sworn. IJl ; 
account of. ordered paid, 129; on 
road committee, 149; ordered reim- 
bnrsed (or prison supplies. 150; on 
commiltce to adjust land title, 151: 
on committee to renew leases. 152; 
on street committee, 160-1 ; votes of. 
registered, 175. 181; rc-elccled assis- 
tant, 184; election of, contested. 
1S4-5: declared duly elected, 187: 
sworn, ifo; vote o(, registered, 204. 
305; re-elected assistant, 231: elec- 
tion of. contested, 232; declared duly 
dccted, 335; sworn, 237; vote oi. 
rtsislered, lit, t^, 266: on com- 
mittee to prepare draft of law on 
sUughler houses, 285-6 ; reports, 
»86-JS; votes of. recorded, Sfi. 3tH. 
3". 

Buysfe), see Buyce. 

Buysber, Peter, Account of, ordered 
paid. 7 : 3Q0. 

Byall. Joseph, elected an assessor, 
MantRoracrie Ward, f : 379 ; re- 
elected. 4I& Cf. Royall. 

Byard. tfe Bayard. 

Byerlcy, Hon. Thomas. Receiver Gen- 
eral, voted freedom of city, 3:263. 

Byers, Jamei, Account of, ordered 
paid. 6:324- 

E^eld, William, given free license to 
lell liquor, 4:314- 

Byvinck (Bewanck(e), BeyvankCeJ. 
Biranck, Bivanlcte), Byvank(e}). 
Anthony, elected collector. East 
Ward, J : 210, 

Byvanck, Capt. Evert, elected assint&nt. 
North Ward, 3:14: sworn. 22; on 
committee 10 revise corporation 
Uwi. 30: re-elected aisistam. 56: on 
auditing commiltce. ;g ; on com- 
mittee for new City Hall, 66; on 
committee to have ferry bam re- 
paired. 73; nn committee to Imild 
ferry-house, 75; reports. 76; on eom- 
miliee to let ground of old City Hall, 
78: on committee to have City Hall 
~ graood* cleared, 84; elected alder- 

, 88; swoni. 91; *>n auditing 

mitm; on commitie* to con- 
r Snuth Ward petition (or new 

" aiariiel bmue: on committee to view 
water lot petitioned for by P. J' 
Mesler. 93: on committee 10 ex- 
amine accounti of ex -Mayor Dc- 



!; nn aiidilmg committet^^^ 
mmiliee to consider P. Vt^^^H 
etilion for interest man^^^^^^ 
137; on auditing coliq^^^| 
1; on coiTimitlee to let ex>^^^| 
rm, 142; on committee to^^^ 



Byvanck (ironlmued)- 
lanoy, deceased, Qt): on committee to 
adjust terms of new mill. ti3 ; elected 
treasurer;_re-elected alderman. 117; 
andiling commit 
ee to consider P. 

.. _ petition for interest 1 

136; reports, 137; on aiiditJni 
- "re, 139; on cop 
to farm, 142; 
inspect protested election return*: 
reports, 15,5; ordered to hand over 
all corporation books, etc, 184-5, >% 
194: threatened with prosecution^, 
200 ; suit ordered beuun against, 208^ 
9: account of, banded in. 210, aijf 
accounts of, orlered given to '"^ 
Anderson, clerk of auditing 
miitee, 217; summoned before 
ing committee; fails to appear, 229j 
ordered proceeded against, 2m; ao 
counts of, ordered audited. 254! 
sums received of. itjb; repot' 
chargeable, 317 ; account of, . 
ported, 400; accounts of. deceasi 
reported, 3 : 205. ^ 

Byvanck, Evert, [ad,] elected assesson 
North Ward. 4 : 70: protests electic 
of assistant Rooa, aai ; declared 
have been duly elected assistant, hit 
self. 223; sworn, xxt; on auditii 
eonunittce, 231 ; reports, 243, 249; 
conunittee to lav out roads. 246; ap- 
pointed to collect debts for dock 
money, sjo: on committee to draft 
ordinance for flour inspection, 251-a; 
on committee to report on butcher!^ 
petition. 269 ; reports. 272. 

Byvanck. Evert, (.id.l elected 
Monlgomcric Ward, 5: 129; petitil 
of, et ai. for water lot, refer: 
260; house of, 306; ordered paid (1 
Welch's ynUry nmoutit owitig, 3; 
electefl alderman, 4^; sworn, 
ordered paid for expense of 
478; on committee to by out 
A: 12: on almshouse committee, 
on two street committees, 14; 
ports. 15-16, 16; on rommittee to 
sider petitions for water lots, 14-1$! . 
on stieel committee, 17; reports, I^' 
18. tS. 25-7. 31-2: on atmsbotuc toat^^ 
mittee. tS; petition of, tl at, 
water lots, referred, 22: suc<e*sc 
on committees, appointed. 37 ; 
count of. ordered paid. 47; petitica 
of, for water lots, reported on. Sl^i'j 
Sranted; lease ordered (or, 57; l«ut-l 
to, ordered engrossed, dibt 
ordered to set buildini* b 
ureei, A:2t4; peltilon ol, 



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INDEX 



Byvanck (continued) — 
have slip cleared, referred, 7:77-8; 
ordered reimbursed, 112, lao; peti- 
tion of, for water lot, referred, 8 : 44. 

Byvanck, Johannes (John), voted 
illegally, East Ward, J:i7S. 178; 
sworn a constable, 4 : 230 ; account 
of, ordered paid, 299. 

Byvanck, John, merchant, sworn a 
freeman, 6 : 29. 

Byvanck, Peter (Petrus), merchant, 
sworn a freeman, 6 : 29 ; elected as- 
sistant, Montgomerie Ward, 304; 
sworn, 306; appointed to all com- 
mittees vice Benj. Blagge, retired, 
307; ordered reimbursed, 328^ 337; 
re-elected assistant, 34(5; sworn, 
349; ordered reimbursed, 352, 356; 
on committee to consider water lot 
petition, 378; on committee to re- 
lieve flooded street, 385; on street 
committee, 387-8; re-elected as- 
sistant, 390; sworn, 393; on street 
committee, 400; opposes water lot 
petition; on committee to have plan 
of lots made, 408; on committee to 
report on drain, 422; re-elected as- 
sistant, 432; Sworn, 434; to pay cor- 
poration portion toward enlarging 
drain, 437; ordered reimbursed, 443; 
7:80; on committee to meet ferry 
petitioners, 2; on committee to con- 
sider petition to widen street, 16-17; 
petition of, et al. to have slip cleared, 
referred, 77-S. 

Byvanck, Wyntie, widow of Capt. 
Evert, Petition of, for payment of 
judgment money, referred, 3' 192-3; 
as executrix ordered paid sums due 
husband, 205-6. 

Byvank(e), see Byvanck. 

PAGE, Paid for mending the, 3 : loi ; 

^ ordered built near City Hall, 244; 
to be removed to upper end of Broad 
Street, 425; paid for rebuilding, 
445-6 : new one ordered, 3 : 221 ; 
paid for making, 227 ; paid for build- 
mg, 5 : 249. 

Cage and stocks, Committee on re- 
pairing, 4:491. 

Cage, pillory and stocks before City 
Hall to be removed, 3 : 81 ; new to be 
built, 4:69; paid for making, 144; 
for repairing, 491. 

Calder, John, Account of, ordered 
paid, 7: 172, 174, 369; 8:44. 

Callcutt, Jeremiah, butcher, listed voter. 
West Ward, J : 168, 170; elected con- 
stable, 202; sworn, 205; appointed 
high constable, 240; iswom, 241; re- 
appointed, 27a; absent on date of 



Callcutt (continued) — 
installation, 275; reappointed, 287; 
sworn, 289; shop of, ordered de- 
molished, 338; elected an overseer, 
361 ; petition of, for land, granted, 
3:89-90; draft of, 93; petition of, 
for land, referred, 200. 

Callow, Stephen, ordered paid for 
billeting, 6 : 179. 

Camell, , assessed for new dock, 

1:26, 37. 

Campbell, Alexander, voted under age, 
East Ward, a : 174, 177. 

Campbell, James, appointed a watch- 
man, 5 : ^ 

Campbell, Robert, appointed a bellman, 
3 : 20 ; ordered paid, 32 ; reappointed, 
51 ; ordered paid, 61 ; reappointed, 
246, 256; ordered paid, 255, 270, 288, 
301, 317, 333; reappointed, 333, 360; 
ordered paid, 344, 360, 368, ^78; re- 
appointed, 381 ; ordered paid, 388, 
399; reappointed bellman, 401; 
ordered paid, 411, 412, ^5; reap- 
pointed, 426; ordered paid, ^{38; re- 
appointed, 439; ordered paid, 461. 
471, 482; reappointed, 484-5; ordered 
paid, 4 : 12; reappointed, 10; ordered 
paid, 33, 55; account of, paid, 490, 
5:24, 

Cample, Malcolm, paid for services, 

5:404. 

Camplin, John, elected constable* 
Bowery, 3:479; sworn, 481. 

Can, John, appointed a watchman, 
8: 15. 

Canada, Address to Gen. Amherst on 
his conquest of, 6 : 232-5. 

Candles, ordered bought for the watch, 
1 : 266 ; paid for, ^ : 93 ; for new bar- 
racks paid for, 6:128, 129; ordered 
provided, 153; paid for, 275; for 
Common Council, Supreme Court and 
justices, 7:269, 369; 8:38; for 
illuminating City Hall, 62; for use 
of corporation, 129. 

Cane, John, appointed a watchman, 
8:15. 

Cane, see also Kane. 

Cannon, Abraham, baker, sworn a 
freeman, 7 : 180-1. 

Cannon, Andrew, merchant, sworn a, 
freeman, 6 : 29. 

Cannon, Arnout, sworn a freeman, 
6 : 208 ; elected a constable, Mont- 
gomerie Ward, 7 : 35 ; sworn, 41 ; 
again elected, 379; sworn, 383; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 394; re- 
elected constable, 447; absent at 
swearing in, 450; re-elected, 8:57; 
sworn, 60; elected collector and re- 
elected constable, 108; iswom, ill. 



Canaon, John, listed voter. South 
Ward, a: 104. '66; ground of, 
J: 304; more lanj granted 10. ao6. 

Cannon, John, Grant of lot to, ordered 
delivtrtd, » ; 330; elected an 
assessor, Montgomerie Ward, 348 ; 
extra grant to, 43^}; deed to, ordered 
signed, etc . 4 : 104. 

Cannon, John, Jr., elected n constable. 
Montgomerie Ward. 6:304: sworn, 
307 

Cannon, Mary, Gram of lots to, 
ordered delivered, $ '■ 33()- extra 
grant to, 439 ; deed to, ordered 
tigncd. etc., 6: 104. 

Canoes. Order of General Court con- 
cerning, 1 : 2. 

Cane Breton, surrender of. Dinner to 
Gnvernor and bonfire to celebrate 
the, 5; 151. 

Capfc Rocks. From, to Ells Corner, 
no buildings to be erected, 4;3J7. 

Caiitatns of tarmcti appointed, 1 ; 3t8, 
245 

<^rbie, )et Kirby. 

Cards, PlayinB, or dice on the Sab- 
bath forhidaen, i ; 27. 

Careenine king's ships, Grant of land 
at Turtle Bay for. 4 : 166. 173; com- 
niiltee on, 174; petition of Capt. R. 
I-ong, 309, 313-14- 

Careien, ttr Carlesen. 

Carelseii, tee Carlesen. 

Carlesen, John, cannan, diicharged, 
I : 146; readmitted, I4it. 

Carlcaen (Careien, CareUcn), Joost, 
taxed for neir dock. 1:34- listed 



177 

Ctrinan, William, Account of. ordered 
paid. 8 : 70. 

Cannan. No. to ride in his cart, 3:60: 
•ick or inTirm, mav ride under 
license from mayor. 389: <*:aoS. 

Carmen, to rctimvc street dirt, 1 r 13, 
36. l.%6: load! :iti.l pay of, j8, 136: 
li*t of di-^ch.irHrd. 64: readmitted. 
65 ; rates for. tWed. 65: nominated 
and iill'.wcd, 7,1 ; appninied, 85 ; 
twenty only allowed by the Gov- 
tmur. Ill: f> !■(■ ami^inted, 135; 
what reiiiiired r.f : ^.h^irRos allowed 
tor lo» dt. i.i-I.! I'll ■! iit:.i>;.-s, 136; 
! urged, 



Carmen (continited) — 
carry dirt and rubbish to custom 
house bridge, and pay for each load, 
33t; ordinance concerning, read, 
373. 392: 3: 32, i&^. 323: petition of, 
for more wages, rejected, 1 : 393J 
fees for carting wine, etc.. 394; « 
niittee recommended that there 
thirty or more, a : 64 ; that they hart 
a greater price for carting wine and 
rum, (4: price allowed, ^, 1S4, 333, 
315; summoned before the Common 
Council, 141 ; fee for carting dirt 
from streets, 144, iy6: motley paid to 
lor cleaning streels, 154; penadly (or 
neglect or refusal. 196: penalty fai!L 
driving over Broad Street lewcrj 



427. 437. 443. 448. 450; S-3. 7, I- 
23, 39; allowed increase on haulia, 
firewood, 318; law for regulatiai 
cans and, 4:90-5; licensed to sit ai 
shafts, 3ai. 325, 455: rate* of chatgeifl 
for, to lie posted, 8 : 353 ; 6 ; 300. 



bidd. 



1-. . . regu- 

: i, i-">< ,Mi.i ,1 .{.lUtions, 
in.l.cr i-i ill.JBvd, ViOi for- 

:> dig sand nul of highways. 

nded ll- "-'--^ -"-■ - ' 



Carmer, Abraham, taxed 



,1:39. 



r new docb^fl 



■. Hen 



ry, carpenter, Account 
ordered paid, 4 : 370. 

Cacmcr, Henry, Jr„ joiner, elected cat'L 
lector, South Ward, 4:468; elect«tfl 
a constable, S : 3 ; sum due, froBV 
corporation, 306; ordered paid, 3dU 
JTft 389, 405. 4"S. 448; aocoui ■ 
ordered paid. 457, 467; loans c 
to cnrporaiion, 467: actoun. 
ordered paid. 6:1. 33, 47; debt I 
dtscharKcd, 47, 54; account 
ordered^ paid, 136. 334-5, 375, 
313; petition of. lor water lot. ., 
ferred, 7:37; account of. ordero, 
paid, 130. 135 ; petition of, (or prefer 
ence in Und title, granted, 171 ; water 
lot grant to, signed. 8 : 85. 

Carmer. Nicliolas, Account of, for r 
hogany, ordered paid, 8 : 14. 

Carmer, Thomas, elected a constabtaj 
Monlgumerie Ward, 7:35; swora 
41; re-clrcted, 83; - " 

elected. 137; swoni. ._ 

Carni, John, elected a constable, MonC 
gomerie Ward. 7:433. 

Cafolts, Joost . taxed on propert; 
1:50. 



377; tnended (be hi|hwi)-s, 389; to 1 



208 



INDEX 



Carpenter, John, butcher, appointed 
market lessee, 5 : 109 ; ordered given 
counterpart of lease, 166; land of, 
6 : 249 ; summoned to answer charge 
of contempt of court, 360-1 ; appears, 
361 ; ordered disfranchised on proof 
of charge, 361-2. 

Carpenter, Stephen, yeoman, sworn a 
freeman, 5 : 336. 

Carpenters, house. Petition of, for re- 
lief against country carpenters, re- 
ferred, 7 : 177 ; petition of, to Lieut. 
Gov. Colden, for relief from Building 
Act approved by Common Council, 
8:24. 

Carpenter's work. Paid for, 4:360; 
7:340, 413; 8: 125. 

Carr, John, appointed bellman, 3 : 79 ; 
ordered paid, 93, 103; reappointed, 
94, X09; carpenter's account of, 
ordered paid, 431, 435. 

Carr, Richard, bellman, ordered paid, 
3:114, 131; reappointed, 131. 

Carr, Col. Robert, a signer (for the 
English) of the Articles of Sur- 
render, J : 52. 

Carr (Karr), Robert, Account of, 
ordered paid, 7:233, 263, 348, 365, 
367. 368, 377, 404 ; 8 : 52. 

Carr, Walter, taxed for new dock, 
1:36. 

Carr, William, bricklayer. Account of, 
ordered paid, 5:478; 6:43, 103. 

Carr, see also Karr. 

Carre^ Lewis, and family. Patent of 
denization to, certified, i : 197. 

Carrell, Thomas, listed voter. East 
Ward, a : 173, 176. 

Carriages for mounting guns on forti- 
fications, 1:350; of the great guns 
ordered to be stored, 2 : 83. 

Carriageway at north end of Exchange 
to be arched, 7:437; also to the 
southward, 445. 

Carrion (caraine, carrane), garbage, 
etc., not to be thrown into the streets, 
1 : 137, 224, 247. 

Carroll (e), James, elected a constable, 
North Ward, 5 : 463 ; sworn, 470 ; 
elected a constable, Harlem, 6 : 391 ; 
exempt, 394; successor to, elected, 

397. 
Carrow, Tohn, elected a constable, 

Dock Ward, 7 : 230 ; sworn, 237 ; 

leaves city, 328. 

Carryll, Patrick, shopkeeper, sworn a 
freeman, 5 : 290. 

Carseboom (Carsboom), John, listed 
a city creditor, i : 46 ; appointed car- 
man, 73. 

Carstenal, Carsten, elected constable, 
i: 182. 



Cart, Purchase of a, 7 : 64 ; of a cart 
harness, 8 : 72. 

Cartage, see Carting. 

Carter, Daniel, Account of, ordered 
paid, 7 : 370. 

Carter, William, voted freeman gratis, 
J : 197. 

Carter, Zebulon, listed voter. East 
Ward, 3 : 173, ^77- 

Carterett, Capt. Philip, denounced by 
Gov. Andros for assuming govern- 
mental jurisdiction of New Jersey, 
1 : 77-8. 

Carting, Paid for, i : 205, 206 ; 6 : 77 ; 
7:68; sand and stone in Broad 
Street, 30. 

Cartridges ordered made for muskets, 
6 : 49 ; paid for making, 64. 

Carts, Carmen not to ride on their, 
1 : 136, 219, 245 ; negroes or other 
slaves not to drive, 136-7; not 
allowed on the dock, 144; carmen 
to drive their own, 219, 245; to be 
regulated for carting lime, 2:64; 
and wagons to be weighed and 
marked, 6:300; Bill to ascertain the 
size of 7 : 50, 147. 

Cartwav on pier at end of Wall Street, 
5 : 218, 220, 224. 

Cary, Major L. F., a witness to re- 
ceipt by corporation of English 
stamped paper, 6 : 439. 

Casks, Inspectors of, 1:63, 138; 
viewers and packers of, appointed 
75. 78, 138; to be of good timber and 
each cooper's branded, 79, 138; ordi- 
nance on the dimensions and tare of, 
324-5; republished, 340; continued in 
force, 352, 361 ; ordinance fixing di- 
mensions of dry, a: 218-20, 223; 
marking tare of, 219-20; and name 
of vender, 220; law repealing clause 
in Law relating to assize of, for pork, 
beef and fish, 4 : 305-6. 

Casparus, Tobias, paid for work on 
new Exchange, 5 : 393. 

Caspers, John, in dockage arrears, 
1 : 1 28. 

Cattle, Orders to prevent ranging of, 
to be enforced, i : 13 ; to be branded 
and brought on record, 47-8; ordi- 
nance for inspecting, and recording 
the shipment of, 84; dues from cat- 
tle killed for market, 218, 245; not 
to be slaughtered in the city except 
at the public slaughter houses, a : 65 ; 
3 : 302; Law against killing, except at 
slaughter houses, repealed, 3:379; 
revived and continued in force, 380; 
4 : 106 ; petition for leave to 
slaughter, at dwellings in Out Ward, 
deferred, 7 : 246, 252. 



Cxttle fair established in Brooklyn and 
at marker house, I : 41. 

Causeton, Joseph. Bond assigned by, 
10 trustees of College lottery, 6; laa 

Cavaleire, see Caviliier, 

Caverly, Pelcr, Land prayed for by, 
Otdeied surveyed. 7 : 395. 

Caverly, William, Petition of, for re- 
lease of land, i^aiiled, 7:.1(^; grant 
(o, signed, 400-1. 

CaTileere, set Caviliier. 

CivilJIcr (Cavaleire. Cavileere), John, 
Warrant tix as provost 10 take a 
cen«u$, 1 : 9S ; wet! opposite house of, 
47. i«i- 

Caail(l), John, elected collector. Dock 
Ward, 3:361; again electeil, 3:2io; 
elected an assessor. 338. 

CaMllettc, Noah, elected constable. 
Dock Ward, a 1416; sworn, 421; 
dected collector. Dock Ward, 3 : 237. 

Cedar boards for City Hall, Warrant 
in payment for, a ; 3ia-3. 

Cellars, Draining of, allowed to John 
Marsh, a : a6o. 

Census, A, ordered taken, i : s)8; 
3:igi; constables ordered to make 
returns of names of all inmates of 
dwellings, 245. 

Centinal boxes, see Sentinel boxes. 

Centinall, set Scniinel, 

Certificate (under seal) of character of 
James Alexander, 4:313-4. 325-6. 

Qiaclwick, Thomas, Account of, 
ordered paid. 6 : itio. 

Chairs anj table ordered for use of 
Common Council, a : 440; payment 
for, 3: 10; leather, ordered for Com- 
mon Council room. 273 : mahogany. 



paid (oT, 6:419 
Chalk, Peter, ordered sued. I : 323. 
Chamber of Commerce of New York. 



ITte of Exchange granted to. 7 : 149. 

Chamberbin, City, elected, 1 : 191. 

Chamberlain, tee Treasurer. 

Chambers. Ann IDe Lancey], widow 
o{ John, Bond to, ordered prepared, 
7 : S2 : bond to, ordered canceled, 72. 

Chambers. James, elected a constable. 
North Ward, 8:417; «wom, 425, 

Chamben. Han. John, gentleman, re- 
tained as counsel for corporation, 
J : 406-7: declines to accept fee. 445 ; 
voted free<1om of city, 44*: elected 
■iiiitant. West Ward, 479: on audit- 
iftg odimiiice, 481!; on committee to 
look up land tilte, 485 ; on comminee 
to lay <mt itreets, ,*8; on committee 
to nttiiinn Gov Montgomerie for 
conlifTnition of charier, 4:4; brm 
anirlrt for new charter, 8; on «ni- 
mirtee to consider meaturea to »eciife 
v.i VIII.— M 



Chambers (continued)— 
new charter, q: on commiiiee to re- 
ceive books for new public library, 
II ; reports, 12 ; on committee to bor- 
row money to pay expense of new . 
charier. iS-i9i reports, 46; on com- J 
raitiee to present petition for new ] 
charter to G"v. Montgomerie. 1 
signs petition for new charter, j 
re-elected assistant, 27; on coinmttlec 
to gel loan to pay new charter ex- 
penses. 35 : signs address of ihankt 
to Gov, Montgomerie. 38. 41 ; sworn 
anew under new charier. 4a; thantu 
of corporation voted to, for aid in 
procuring new (Montgomerie) char- 
ter, 43; corporation bond executed 
to; ordered paid interest: on com- 
mittee to revise laws. 47 ; on commit- 
tee to view lots. 60 ; to sell land, 
64; house and lot of. confirmed 10, 
64; re-elected assis'ant, 70: sworq, 
74; on commillce to hear claim to 
land, i.w: one bond of, ordered dU- 
chargcd; ordered paid interest, 143; 
on committee to report on petition 
for water loi. 145-6; reports. 189-90J 
on committee to arrange reception 
to Governor Cosby, 146; to tirgc pas- I 
sage of Bill to confirm city right*, 
etc., 151; re-elected assistant, 153; ' 
snom. 1^: on auditing committer 
i$g: on committee to sell land, ifo; 
ditto to dispose of water lots, 167-8; 
reports, 177 ; on committee to let 
terry, 168-9; ditto to ccinull counsel 
oti constitutionality of an orditiance 
against unmarketable flour. 170; 
ordered (laid interest on bond, 175 ; 
on comroittee to have lot surveyed, 
177; reports. 184; on committee to 
build market house; co-Ieasei Bowl- 
ing Green, t79; on committee to in- 
vestigate laud lilies, 186; re-elected 
assistant. 195 I sworn, 199; on audit- 
ing committee. 200; reports, ui; on 
committee to have (treat guns moved; 
on committee to improve Common 
Council chamber, »I ; ordered paid 

arbitrate law suit, Jo6; ditto to re- 
port on petition for water lot, 2IS; 
eo-lessee of Bowling Green, 13t ; 
bond of. ordered canceled, 2M; given | 
leave to bring forward house fto 
37J: petition of, for a waler 1 . 
granted, ,«6.i; comminsioned common j 
clerk and clerk of peice for city: 
»wom ; deputy to. appointed. i7*): re- 

Kit full catalogue of corporation 
ks, piTiera, document!, eie.. re- 
ceived from executrix of Willbni j 



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INDEX 



Chambers (continued) — 

Sharpas, 485-8; ordered to take ac- 
tion in Supreme Court for market 
stall rentals, 489-00; application of, 
for renewal of lease of Bowling 
Green, granted, 5 : 61 ; petition of, 
for time to finish wharf, granted, 83 ; 
ordered paid general retaining fee, 
91-2; to appear for corporation in 
ferry encroachment suit, 11 1; house 
of, 117; given power of attorney for 
the corporation, 152; opinion of, de- 
sired in amending charter, 161 ; ap- 
points new deputy, 212 ; advice of, to 
be sought as to new slaughter house, 
226; to be consulted about over- 
assessments on ferry buildings in 
Brooklyn, 234; gives land for Ferry 
Street, 253-4 ; to receive liquor license 
fees, 305; appoints an additional 
deputy clerk, 331, 353; retires from 
office as common clerk, etc., 402; 
ordered to hand over charter, seal, 
etc., 403 ; corporation debtor, 6 : 79 ; 
warrant f|[ranted by, as a justice, to 
high sheriff, 82; bond and mortgage 
assigned to, 120; petition of, it al, 
as devisees of Sir reter Warren, for 
water lots, granted, 288-9. 

Champion, Jonathan, House of, i : 185. 

Chinning, William, elected constable. 
East Ward, 3:478; sworn, 481. 

Chapel Street, Warren Street lowered 
at crossing of, 7 : 422. 

Chappel, Peter, appointed a fireman, 
Out Ward, 8:5. 

Chappman, Richard, appointed an in- 
viter to funerals, i : 221. 

Charcoal burners forbidden to fell trees 
on commons, 3 : 247 ; 4 : 11 1-2. 

Chardevine (Chardivine, Chardovine), 
Elias, elected constable. West Ward, 
3:44; not qualified, 46. 

Chardevine, Elias, Jr., innkeeper, 
elected and sworn constable, East 
Ward. 3 : 243, 244 ; ordered paid for 
use of house for meeting of justices 
of peace. 254. [Cf. Shardavine.] 

Chardivine, see Chardevine. 

Chardovine. see Chardevine. 

Charges for entertainment on public 
occasions, 2 : 35-6. 

Charges of each city, town or county. 
Act for defraying the, i : 102. 

Charlton. James, elected a constable. 
East Ward, 4 : 468 ; sworn, 474- 

Charlton, Rev. Richard, given leave to 
make key to library room for sole 
use, on condition of making catalogue 
of books, if : 184. 

Charter, Petition of mayor and alder- 
men for a, I : X02-5 ; some objections 



Charter (continued) — 
to petition, 105 109-10; granted by 
Governor and Council, 1 1 1 ; read in 
Common Council, 120; three hundred 
pounds paid Gov. Dongan for the; 
money for, borrowed at xo per cent, 
178; committee to raise money for 
paying for the, 179; application for 
confirmation of, 184; petition and 
answer read, 187; ordered recorded 
in the Common Council book, 195; 
Stephen Van Cortlandt ordered to 
deliver, to the high constable, 208; 
order thrown away by his wife, 208; 
read to the Common Council, 243, 
249; copy of the city's, given by Gov. 
Dongan, 290-305; address to Gov- 
ernor asking confirmation of, 309, 
3x0, 311-3; paid for recording the, 
322 ; all inhabitants when charter was 
granted made freemen, 394; quit rent 
due for, 2 : 25 ; writ of Duces tecum 
to Mayor Nocll for, 181 ; opinion of 
Council on writ, 182 ; tin box ordered 
for the, 453; paid for, 3-^; com- 
mittee on petition for errant of a new, 
4:4; report in full, 5-9 ; considera- 
tion postponed, 1 1 ; fourteen hundred 
pounds needed for, 11; draft ready, 
18; one thousand pounds to be bor- 
rowed for, 18-19 ; petition for, in full, 
19-22 ; payment on, 24, 35 ; draft read, 
28; committee to borrow two hun- 
dred pounds, 35; to draft address to 
Governor, 35, 36^, 40-1; report of 
borrowing committee, 46*7 ; copying 
in a booK, 50; engrrossing, 60; tin 
box for, 61 ; ordered printed, 231, 
232 ; delivered and printer allowed to 
sell copies, 270; paid for printing, 
270 ; committee on amending, 8 : loi. 

Charter and common seal. Law for 
depositing the, and for use of seal, 
4:261, 263-4; report of committee 
on, 265-6 ; rule of Supreme Court on. 
288-9; law repealed, 290; rule and 
answer, 303-4- 

Charter and Laws,' Committee on 
printing, 3:216; ordered, 218; pay- 
ment for, 223. 

Charter and rights, Petition for con- 
firmation of, 3 : 272, 276. 

Charter and seals delivered bj old to 
new mayor, i : 192, 238; put m hands 
of recorder, 2 : 238. 

(Thartcr of liberties declared and pub- 
lished at the City Hall, 1 : 09. 

Charts for city records, Paid for mak- 
ing, 8 : 183-4. 

Oatham, Earl of, see Pitt, William. 

Chatham Street, named, 8 : 37 ; paid for 
digging out, 46, 50. 5i> 58; hoaiet and 

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Chaiham Street C«>ntiiiu«d)— 
buildings in, bouRlit by the corpora- 
tion, 54; refusal of lots on touth side 
ffiven to B Blague. H: wtjrk on 
Bouses in, 67. 61, 9a 

Cheescman, liobert, Account of, for 
L*quor. ordered paid. 8t 14, 

CheeHtnan, Thomai, Lease ordered 
delivered lo, 7:370. 

Cherry. Caude. lit ted voier. South 
Ward. J : 164. 166- 

Cherrj Garden, Petition of Frances 
Darvatl for grant of, 3:w8: com- 
miliee on encroachments on city Und 
near the, 3:aoi. 

Cherry Street, Report on grading and 
paving of, 6:60-1. 

Giesun, John, swears allegiance to the 
crown, 1 : 12. 

Chief Justice, Corporation to escort 
the. from New Ilartetn, 3:308-<)- 

Child, Francis, elected a constable. 
Bowery, 4:346; sworn. 351, elected 
collector. East Ward. 6: 178; re- 
elected. 183. 313 : appointed j ail keeper. 
7:335: account of, ordered pa'd, 34*. 
37S. 394- 408-9. 42g. 456; 8: 18-19, 66, 
79. 92. 100. 116. 126. 137. 

Child, Thomas, listed voter. East Ward, 
a: 173. 176. 

Cfaild(s), Thomas, elected a constable. 
North Ward, 8:98; sworn, 103. 

Child, Mrs. , Amount due from, 

lo he decided, 3 r 362 

Children. Disorderly assemblies of. in 
the streets on the Sabbath, forbid- 
den, I ; 27, 134- 

Chimney hacks, Paid (or. 6:328. iS^- 

Chimney sweeper. Warrant appointing 
William Btiller. i : 184 

CbtDincys, List nf persons ordered to 
repair or build, 1:4*; overseers of, 
appoinled. 67. IJ9; to be inspected 
every six weeks. 6" ; inspectors of, 
■ppointed. 112, 211. 355, 37>> ^■ 
fine for fife in, 139; >:34; in City 
Hall ordered cleaned and repaired, 
1: jm; ordinance concerning fire in, 
rea4 372; overseer ol hearth" 
and. 301 : inspectors of hearths and. 
9:33-34; 4:82: paid (or sweepinn. 
4: 356. 418. 436; 7:80: penalties for 
fire in. from neslect of deanmg, 
jj»-i; Johjinnis Myer appointed col- 
lector. 330-1^ Jacob Brower 10- 
pointed colitetoT. 409; petition of H. 
£edvriti to be sole impeetor deferred. 

ClJoitwell. John, listed voter. Ea« 

Wart. »;i74. 177 
Chris. Michaci Bad debt of. Iitted. 

4:416 



Chrislee. John, jailor. 8:430; accoui 
of, r>rdered paid. 6:2; order to, coi 
cemirig two French prisoners, oj 
executors of, ordered paid claims or^ 
in parti 63 ; agreement of executor « 
with corporation. 86. 

Christopher. Barctif, aptiointed a . - 
man. Montgomerie Ward. 7 ; 3^. 

Church and school. Petition of J. Def 
Lancey and others for lands in Out 
Ward for a. referred. 7:21)8-9, 332; 
report on. 336; granted, 365. 

Church, Dutch Reformed, Petition of, 
for piece of land, 1:260; patent 
granted to, 360. 

Church, English, Paid for levelling 
the point near the. 2: 155 

Church lot. Transfer to be drawn for 

Church of England, Petition of J. De 
Lancey and olhcrs. for land in Out 
Ward tor a church and school for, 
referred. 7:298^; addition to com- 
mittee, 33a; report. 336; granted, 
36s. 

Qiurch Street, Paving ordered in, 
1:315; ordered laid out. a: 11; re- 
port on grading of streets crossing, 
7:422; ordered paved. 8: 143- 

Church wardens, ordered to put a badge 
on clothing of poor clothed by the 
city, 3:330; ordered to pay minister 
and pour tax over to the treasurer. 
6:1ft'. 

Church yard in Broadway, lo be laid 
out in four lots and sold, i : 47 i 
James Graham granted leave to 
make a vault in the, 3 : 58; posts for 
the. 149; payment for making fence 
about the, IS4- 

Churchall. IM Churchill. 

Churcher. William, listed a city 
creditor. ■ : 44. 

Churchill (Churchall), Susan, ordered 
paid for maintenance of a prisoner, 
1:272 

Churchill, William, taxed for new 
dock. 1 : 34- 

Cider, flour, etc . Revenue collected on, 
3:2to; tipeeially appropriated. 310-1. 

Cierson. Jan, elected constable for 
Harlem. 3:151: sworn. 157. 

Cistern at New Gaol. Committed on, 
7:362; paid for making a. 369; for 
making two, 374 

City. The. tlie staple port of the whole 
Province, 1 : 103 : an ancient body 
pohtie. with diverse rights, etc., 291; 
extent of. under Dongao Charter, 
294 : alIowe>l as a county. 3:31; slate 
of the, ii. js ; agent 10 repre s ent, to 



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INDEX 



City (continued) — 
tne king, 33^4, 40; bounds and limits 
of the. 4:6, 20. 

City buildings and lands wanted con- 
nrmed to the city, i : 160. 

City clerk, i : 103 ; to be appointed by 
Governor and Council, 104. See also 
Town clerk. 

City Hall, Well to be dug in the yard 
of the, 1 : 47 ; cost of needed repairs 
to, 125; work on the, 205; use of 
part of yard of, granted to the mayor, 
266; accounts for work done on, 
allowed, 353, 369-70; for mending 
windows in, 374; cleaning the, 377; 
window in, to be mended, 383; re- 
pairs to stairs, 38^; committee on re- 
pairs to the, 387; report money 
needed for, 389; repairs needed to 
be reported on by overseers of public 
works, 391 ; consideration of build- 
ing a new, 405; committee to make 
draft and estimate cost of, 405; to 
be built, 409; estimated cost, i^io; 
mayor to consult advisers regardmg, 
410; committee to estimate cost of, 
to locate, raise funds and make plan, 
411, 424; a new committee, 428; com- 
mittee to examine and strengthen 
the old, for session of Supreme 
Court, j: 16; letter from judges and 
reply, 16-17; adjudged dangerous, 
18 ; necessity for a new, 20 ; warrant 
issued for rent of the, 60; com- 
mittee on condition of the, 66; on 
suitable place for, and cost of a new, 
66; bill for work done on audited, 
67, 68; rel>ort of committee, 68; 
ground ordered laid out for new, 
77^* 79 J materials of old, to be sold, 
and site leased, 78; committee to sell 
site, 7p ; meeting of committee, 81 ; 
conditions of sale, and sale, 81-2; in- 
cumbrance to • be removed from 
ffround of, 8^; expense at laying 
toundation, 86; about sale of the 
old, 93; money needed for the new, 
94, 96; committee with power to 
supervise building the, 97; mayor to 
issue warrants for work done, 97; 
payment for beams for the old, 107; 
for labor and materials for, 149; ex- 
penses for, paid; paid for beer at 
Duilding the, 155; street ordered 
paved in front of, 200; Bill wanted 
for fitting up, for sittings of General 
Assembly, 206; suit ordered brought 
against the supervising committee, 
230; committee on the mterior work 
of, 230-1 ; stone and stairs for the, 
236; warrant for buying materials 
and paying workmen, 242, 257; J. 



City Hall (continued) — 

rrovoost ordered to deliver to 
treasurer all books, accounts and 
papers relating to building of the, 
261; payment for bricks for, 296; 
for cedar boards for, 312-3 ; for nails, 
314; payment for wainscot in Court 
room, 320; for fitting a room for 
constables' watch, 325; for oak 
planks, laths, etc., for, 339; for nails 
for, 348; paving in fnont of, 365; 
committee on repairing, 381 ; account 
ordered balanced, 393; paid for re- 
pairs, 395; seats for jurors ordered, 
39$: cupola to be made tight, 406; 
paid for boards and repairs, 413; re- 
pairing cupola, 428-9; glazing, 445'; 
painting cupola, 445; repairs, 456; 
paid work on dungeon, 3 : 26 ; com- 
mittee on ownership of ground, 42; 
paid for sand about foundation, 59; 
work on store room in, 70\ windows 
ordered glazed, 72 ; illuminations, 82 ; 
committee to inspect, 86; repairing 
^aols in, 87 ; expenses at, 104 ; mend- 
ing benches, 114; committee on re- 
pairs to the, 135-6; paid for repairs, 
140; for bricks for, 167; plate re- 
ceived for repair of, 175; committee 
on repairs, 175; report, 176; paid 
for repairs, 188, 218; chimneys and 
hearths mended, 220; locks for the 
gaols, 224; finishing staircase at 
west end, 225; window in prison, 
227; prisons in p^arret ordered, 229; 
cleaning and whitewashing, 230, 239; 
work on, 239, 240, 255; back for 
chimney, 253; repairs, 262; for 
stones and paving near, 266, 272; re- 
pairs, 270; brick work at, 273; re- 
pairs, 280; for iron work at, 290; 
brick work, 301; glazing, 312; 
repairs, 340, 341; whitewashing, 347; 
washing the, 361 ; work on gaols m, 
361; glazing, 362, 366; sweeping 
chimneys, 364, 366, 383, 403,, 409; 
room for gaoler ordered built in, 
391 ; paint and labor on, 403 ; glazing, 
409; new gaol to made in west end 
of, 410; repairs to, 427; work done 
at, 431, 435; cleaning, 457; mending 
windows, 4:2; sweeping chimney, 
33. 55; committee to inspect, 35; re- 
pairs, 59, 63, 66; cleaning. 75; re- 
pairs and painting, 143-4; brick work 
at, 149-50; making gaols, shingling, 
etc., 164-5; painting, 165; repairing 
prisons in, 193-4; shingles for, 222; 
iron work, 23^; work on, 234; com- 
mittee to repair prisons in, roof, etc., 
254; cleaning chimneys, ^8; iron 
woric, 258; iron wonc, 207; cas^ 



_.., (continued} — 

ptatrt'a work, 331 ; rooms in aj- 
siKncd to R, Crannell, marshal, 361; 
lo the high sheriff, 36a; iron work, 
371; paving about. 382; Bill for a 
new roof to, 399, 404: sweeping 
chimneys. 410; rai^inn of two hun- 
died and liEty pounds aulhoriied, 
421 ; cnminitiee on repair;, 431 : war- 
rant to. for one hundred and fifty 
pound), 431 ; new cupola ordered 
built, 433; paid C Bandier far re- 
pairs, 454; W. Roomc 454; win- 
dows. 458 ; coniniitiee on maldns 
upper pari secure, 491 : masons work 
ordered repaired, ,^; repairs at, 9: 
7, 8, ^4, 38; ^laiing and painting, 
46, 76: materials and work, 53: 
boards and work, 74; chairs and 
other lumber under, ordered re- 
moved, 92: iron work, loB; work, 
I33> 138; cominittcc 10 repair and 
clean, 1461 smith's work, i^: Gre 
at the, 190; damage by fire to be re- 
paired, 191: repairs, 2\6; cleaning 
and repairs, 3:9; ordered cleaned. 
lao; standing committee on repairs, 
aS3. 3>4; report, 266-7; repairs. 317. 
32s; work at. 33^; mending window, 
353 ; work on, ,184 ; cleaning. 431 : 
and repairs, 438: wnrk at, 440. 466; 
cleaning, 4b6; work at, 6:j, la: 
smith's work, clraning and materials. 
7; cleaning, 13, 38; commillee 00 re- 
pairs, 43: ordered cleaned, 56: paid 
lor cleaning, 64: cleaning, repairing 
and smith's work. 90: committee on 
repairing, id8; cleaning and repair- 



Act and order for removing 
oner* from, to the new gaol. f8i-i; 
work done at. 21,^: expenses, 247; 
cleaning, a6i ; culling cornices ana 
mtchet for, 313; paid for cutting 
cornices and arches (or, 313; com- 
mittee 10 alter and repair, 314: A. 
Breasted engaged as master work- 
man, 313 : report of committee ap- 
ptOTcd, 3^6: monies railed by lot- 
tery ordered iiaid lo P. Livingston, 
chi^rtnan, 336; copper tliatch 
ordered for, 337 : to be raised one 
»Iory. Hf, canopy to be brought 
forwardT 333 i more copper ordered 
for, 3S7; commiitee auihoriied to 
borrow five hundred pounds. 360. 

S; payment on, 375-6. 3B6-;. 417; 
rary room and stairs in. to be 
finished most plain, 418; work done 
to, 7 : 43 : copper. gUu and nails (or. 
90-K void, lOS-i^: repairs, painltng 



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City Hall <continued)- 
and work on, 91 : paid ironmonger 
for maleriats, 93 ; work done on, 
119: room above .\Membly chamber 
crdercd fitted up (or use of the 
Council. 123; committee to inspect 
roof of. 154, 169; soldering, 17a; 
work on Council room, 183; 
plumbers' Ytcrk at. 246; work a^ 
337; work on, 337; election place for 
North Ward, 314. 374, 444; 8:53. 
104: illuminating, 63; work at and 
materials, 64. 80; for court room. 
83 ; ornamenting. 93. 

Cily laws and adveriUetncnts, 
ing. 4 : 144. 

City Marshal, Livery for, ordered, 
93, 123 

City seal, sft Seal of the Corporatii 

Civil war, Impending evils of. 
moved. 6:440. 

Cliessen. iff Oausen, 

Clamp. Lambert, taxed on property, 
1:50, 

Claois, Jacob, taxed for new dock. I : 
33- 

Clapp, Capt ■, clerk of Assembly, 

ordered paid for services. 1:363; 
ai 'pointed pound keeper. Bowery, 
3^ 

Oark (Clcarke), Henry, made collec- 
tor of the port, I ; 47, 49. 

Clarke. Andrew. Petition of. to be 
appointed school master, granted, 
a : 391 ; elected constable, South 
Ward, 3: 15: absent at swearing iit^ 
17; unable to serve; fined, tS. 

CUrke, Hon, George, as Secretary t. 
the Province, ordered paid for draw 
ing up commission of peace, 3 : 35Sfl 
voted freedom of city. 363; ordere 
paid clerk's fees, 395; sigits Caunc 
minute, 416; order signed by, 450 
ordered paid fees on Assembly enai ' 
ments, 4:166; present in Counc 
37c;: as President of Council, afH 
points mayor, sheriff and coi 
347. 348; swears ihem in, J49: " — 
of Council witl] name of. ordere. 
copied in Common Council minute^ 
3S3; as Lieutenant Cover 
piiaits mayor, etc., 387; appoint 
coroner only, 44* 444 : appoint 
mayor, etc. .tfig: 5-ii admnuitei 
oaths. 4 : 473-3 ; 5 4'S : issues f 

Ilur^imanilcii. 9-10; i^ain appoint 
ma)<of. etc., 39; adromulera oath' 
J3-J; appolnii majior, etc., 63: 1 
niiniiters uatlis. 64-5- 
Clarke. John, appointed a pnbtk 
measurer, s - 46>- 




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INDEX 



Garke, John, Jr., appointed a public 
measurer, 7 : 146. 

Garke, Capt. Thomas, taxed for new 
dock, I : ^5 ; elected common coun- 
cilman, West Ward, 214; on com- 
mittee to address Gov. Sloughter, 
221 ; on committee to superintend 
removal of "necessary house," 223; 
on committee to fill in lots, 225; 
ordered to notify inhabitants to 
produce licenses to retail, etc., 228; 
on committee to determme salable 
land, 230; to receive part of fine 
as informant, 232; on committee to 
renew weigh-house petition to Coun- 
cil, 23j; on committee to petition 
Gov. Sloughter; re-elected common 
councilman; action of widow 
Bancker vs., 236; on committee to 
determine salable land, 248; on 
committee to inspect dock lands, 
350; bids for ferry; on committee 
to finish wharf, 252; on committtee 
to receive -constable's tax accounts, 
256; on committee to investigate 
Spratt's patent 257-8; to survey 
land, 258; on committee to let old 
market house, 265; appointed to at- 
tend survey; on committee to build 
pillory, cage and ducking stool, 267; 
on committee to thank oommander- 
in-chief; reports, 269; on commit- 
tee to estimate lots, 273; on com- 
mittee to repair docks: on commit- 
tee to sell land, 274; on auditing 
commitee, 275; lots of, sold; goes 
security, 279; on committee to in- 
vestigate Col. Dongan's claims, 282; 
on committee to estimate cost of 
new wharf, 285; re-elected assistant, 
286; sworn, 2&; re-elected, 332; on 
surveying committee, 333; accounts 
of, ordered paid, 334; on committee 
to determine method of raising 
needed funds, 339-40; on committee 
to notify Gov. Fletcher and Council 
of passage of Battery tax ordinance, 

t47; on committee to raise defense 
unds, 352; on committee to revise 
laws, 353; grant of land to, re- 
ferred; signed and sealed; on com- 
mittee to repair City Hall, 358; on 
committee to sell lots, 359; grant of 
land to, engrossed by Sharpas ; on 
committee to rectify assessments, 
360; appointed overseer of poor, 
etc., 382-3; reports, 396-8; ordered 
to assist on draft and estimates of 
new City Hall, ^5; a signer (for 
the English) of the Articles of 
Surrender, a : 52 ; as coroner, 
ordered reimbursed for jail repairs, 



Clarke (continued) — 

59; arrears in dock rent demanded 
of, 106 ; account of, reported, 430 ; 
petition signed by, et al., to Coun- 
cil, for leave to carry out shore 
line, 3 : 321 ; to Governor-in-Council 
for grant of land reclaimed from 
East River, 271-2; reported on, 278; 
bad debt of, listed, 4 : 416. 

Clarke, Capt. Thomas, [2d,] Land held 
by, 6:200; conference with, 201; 
action of ejectment ordered begun 
afzrainst, 236; house of, 288. 

Clarke, William, appointed a fireman, 
Dock Ward, 5 : 163. 

Clark's Slip, Petitions for leave to 
repair market-house at, 4 : 413-14 

Garkson, David, gentleman. City lot 
sold to, 4 : 138 ; possession given to, 
140; petition signed by, et a/., that 
unmarketable flour be kept out of 
city, 169-70; certificate of Assembly 
service of, entered in full, $ : 104 ; 
releases claim to pay therefor, io<, 
2Ia; petition of, tor strip of land, 
referred, 245; petition ot, reported 
favorably, 246-7; land granted to, 
247; draft of deed to, ordered cn- 

? Tossed and sealed, 250; sworn a 
reeman 291. 

Garkson, Matthew, Secretary of Prov- 
ince, " Fiat " of Gov. Fletcher ad- 
dressed to, 1 : 283 ; petition of, to 
Gov.-in-Council for water lot grant, 
read and copy ordered, J : 2 ; tran- 
scribed, 3; ordered paid for blank 
books, 84; appointed an overseer of 
public works, 86; signs recorder's 
commission, 120; listed voter, East 
Ward, 173, 176; clerk of Supreme 
Court. 181 ; clerk of Council, 187 ; 
petition signed by, et al., that un- 
marketable flour be kept out of city, 
4 : 169-70. 

Clarse(n), Andries, Property of, 
taxed, 1 : 52. 

Clarsen, Jacob, tanner, signs petition 
to mayor, etc., i : 22. 

Garston (Clausen), Sybout (Sy- 
boate), taxed for new dock, 1:34; 
property of, taxed, 51. 

Claster. Andries, Property of, taxed, 
1 :6i. 

Claus, see Clausen. 

Clausen (Claessen, Claus, Gauson), 
Andries, taxed for new dock, I : 
35: listed a city creditor, 45, 45; 
property of, taxed, 60; son-m-law 
of, taxed. 60. 

Gausen, Derick. potbaker, taxed for 
new dock, 1:30; property of> 
taxed, 58. 



Cauien. widow of Derick, House of. 

assessed, I : 1S5. 
Clausen, stt also OanrDn. 
aauMHi, sif Clamta. 
Oay, Humiiliry, in dockage arrears, 

1: 129. 
Cl«y. J. D. Woolt given leave to dig. 



1 the 



5:228. 



Claypoole, Norton, gave deposition 
before John Lewin, 1 : 8S 

Qaylon, Joseph, listed voter. East 
Ward. 1 ; 174, 177 

Oeaft Street, tn Montgonierie Ward. 
Report of committee on levelling, 
ordered carried out. A : 337. 

Cleaning streets, Contributions for, lo- 
be solicited, 3 : 141 : for burial of 
Earl of Bclloniont. 154 

Owirke. Henry, i<f Clark, Henry 

Qement, Charles, cooper, taxed for 
new ilock, 1:3s: laxcd on propcrt>-. 
SI- 

Oements, Moses, elected s constable. 
South Ward. S'lS.t: exempt, 15&; 
declared ineligible. 157. 

Clerk, A. Van Cortlandt paid for ser- 
vices as, 7:411. 

Oerk, Deputy, of Common Council, 
sworn. 1 : 194 ; Richard Nicholls re- 
signed as. Abraham Lodge appointed 
and sworn, 5:21^; fees for licenses 
paid to. 358: paid and for extra ser- 
vices, 286; A. Van Cortlandt ap- 
pointed, 3JI; Lamliert Moore ap- 
pointed, i$3; report of auditing com- 
mittee on accounts of. 388-9. 

Oerk of the city to act as Getk of 
Sessions. 1:119; sAl.in' voted to. 
158; commission of John West as. 
8:146-7 ("Appendix), 

Oerk of the Common Council, John 
Knight sworn as. i : 187-8: Augustus 
Van Cortlandt appointed. 9:403; 
twom. 40J. 

Oerk o( the General Assembly, Fees 
paid to on the passage of a Bill, 
4 5S: lor services. 4 : 41a ; 5 : '73. 

Oerk of llie market, to he apiKiiuttd by 
the Governor. 1:111: by the mayor 
and aldermen, 140: commission of, 
read. 216; fees allowed the, aiS, 345; 
how appointed. 299, 

Oerk or the Mayor's Cnun to he 
charged with citv books, papers and 
records. 1 rzir. 246. 

Oerk. Town, flT<:ted by order of Com- 
mittee of Safety. t:3c6; confirmed. 
307: ■{•pnii-.ttd. ^: iwoni. 3fiS; sal- 
ary fil. paid. jn. JJ4. 3iX 36a. 376. 
j86, 438 : extra allowance. 385 ; salary, 
*-9, i8.S3t tS-M. 101, IM, 140. 151; 
rccoinmiasioned, 186: salary, IM. 3ia 



Oerk (continued) — 
2,13, 342: sworn, 244; paid for re- 
cording tax rolls, 355; salary. 261, 
276, 280-1, 387, 2OT. 3", 320, 337.35a. 
.V>S. 375. 395. 4*^ 443, 4S3 ; 3 : 6, 19, 
34, 50: 60. 7*. 91. 103. 114: sworn, 
^:4.1. 

Gcrks of reluming officer* of election 
paid, 7 : 323. 

Clindenny. tee Klinedenny. 

Clinedeniw, see Klinedeniiy. 

Clinton. George, Governor. -Address of 
welcome to, s : 95^ ; freedom of cor- 
poration conferred upon, 96-7; re- 
plies to address, 100; appoints mayor, 
sheriff and coroner. 99; swears them 
in. 101-2: appoints mayor, etc., 129; 
tneats in. iji; absent in Albany on 
dates of election and swearing in 
officers, 15s; appoints mayor, sheriff 
and coroner. t8o; administers oath. 
i8t ; appoints mayor, etc. 201 ; ad- 
ministers oaths. 304; meets Six Na- 
tions with Gov. Shirlc)-. 330: 
points mayor, etc. 232; admin' 
oaths, aj5-6: petition to, for 
embargo, 342-3: appoints mayor, ett* 
273, 309. 348. 3801 4«8: administers 
oaths, 27s. VO-ti. 350. 381 

Clock (Oox), Albert, elected con- 
sUible, Dock Ward, 1:366; elected 
collector, 3:150; elected assistant. 
416; sworn, 431; re-elected, 44?; 
sworn. 451; on committee to repair 
ferry-house, 456; re-elected assistant, 
J: IS: sworn, 17: on committee to let 
terry, 24; reports, 35. 33-3; on com- 
mittee to report on dock and wharves, 
38; on committee to repair ferry- 
hontc, 34-5; re-elected assistant, 45; 
sworn, 48; on committee to regulate, 
fees of invitcr* 10 funerals 59: oo' 
committee to build poor-house. etCrJ 
S9-6o; on commitlee to choose bcH^' 
men, 6t ; on commitlee to 
dock affairs, 66. 67; re-elected 



t, 60 ; 



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CInok, Mrs. Elijabelh, Grant of watwl 
lot to, ordered execuled. 4: 3J6;.I 
owes corporation. 416; land grant to^fl 
surveyed, 49*. 4W 

Clock, Jacob, Account of. or<tered p 
«: 44, 81 (twice), IIS. 

Oock, James, leases lot, 7:263; lea 
to, ordered delivered. 278 

Oock, John, Grant of wate; 
ordered executed, 4:m6: ''»'«* ' 
corporation debtor, 416: 6:7^. 

Onck, Capt. Martin, liilcd a dty ' 
creditor, i : 43 ; house of. iSi, iSi 
tgo; elected constable. Dock Ward. 
101 : continued uric. 308: boine of. 



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Clock (continued) — 
315; elected assistant, Out Ward, 
381 ; on committee to view land 
prayed for, 409; re-elected assistant, 
a : 15 ; sworn, 17 ; elected alderman, 
5j5; on committee to survey land pe- 
titioned for by Mrs. Elsie Leisler; 
ordered to desist building temi>o- 
rarily, 80; granted leave to build 
near Burgers Path; on committee to 
view land, 85; re-elected alderman, 
89 ; sworn, 91 ; on committee to view 
proposed site for mill, 97; reports, 
98; on committee to investigate en- 
croachments on commons, etc., 107; 
re-elected alderman, 117; sworn, 118; 
on committee to superintend surveys, 
128; on surveying committee, 129; on 
committee to investigate records of 
land grants, 140; on committee to 
agree about granting water lot, 142; 
on surveying committee, 143; on 
committee to sell land, 145 ; re-elected 
alderman, 151 ; opens court with 
Mayor Noell, 159; mayor attempts to 
administer oath to, 100; illegally at- 
tends Common Council ; makes dis- 
turbance, 180; sworn alderman, 183; 
on committee to report state of ferry, 
i^; house of, 282, 321, 374; 4:494- 

Clock, Martin, [2d,] elected constable, 
Dock Ward, 3^479; sworn, 481. 

Clock, Peternella (Petronella), Grant 
of water lot to, ordered executed, 
4 : 226; corporation debtor, 416 ; 6 79. 

Gock (C(ox), Trinkey (Tryntie), 
taxed for new dock, i : 36 ; property 
of, taxed, 51 ; house of, a ward 
limit, 112. 

Qock, Money for a public, presented 
by S. De Lancey, 3 : 108 ; to be made 
by J. Phillips, 1 14-15; payment on, 
117; expenses, 119-20; paid in full, 
138; oil for the, 177; appropriation 
for care of, 180; lines for, 187; care 
of, 209, 249, 260; work on, 226; care 
of the, 272, 280; salary to be paid, 
280-1; paid, 289, 301; 3i9» 334» 36$. 
380, 400. 426, 461 ; 4 •• 23. 60, 142, 
165, 188, 21 1 ; a large, for the Ex- 
change, presented by Mr. Watts and 
others, 6 : 206. 

Clopper, Cornelius, taxed for new 
dock, 1 : 30; listed a city creditor, 45; 
property of, assessed, 50; listed 
voter. West Ward, a: 169, 171; 
elected constable, 286; sworn, 289; 
elected an assessor, 449; re-elected, 

3: 15- 
Clonper, Cornelius, [2d,] elected con- 
stable. South Ward; fined for refus- 
ing to serve, 3' ^; elected assessor, 



Clopper (continued) — 
44; elected collector, Dock Ward, 
69; again elected assessor. South 
Ward, 147; on grand jury, signs 
character testimonial to James 
Alexander, 4: 326; again elected as- 
sessor, 468; bond to, ordered exe- 
cuted, 6:8-9; ordered paid for fire- 
wood, 140; again elected assessor, 

303. 
Clopper, Cornelius, Jr., [3d,] baker, 

elected collector. South Ward, B : 62 ; 

sworn a freeman, 6 : 307. 

Clopper, Heltie, widow. Committee 
appointed to secure release of house 
and lot from, 1:408-9; ground re- 
leased by, to be surveyed, 417; draft 
of ground produced, 418. 

Clopper, Henry, sadler, elected an as- 
sessor. Dock Ward, 6:265; re- 
elected, 303, 390. 431; appointed a 
public measurer, 206. 

Clopper, Johannes, elected constable, 
1:182; elected constable, South 
Ward, 333. 

Clopper, John, elected an assessor, 
Dock Ward, 5:308; elected an as- 
sessor. South Ward, 347; re-elected, 
379» 417, 463; petition of, et a/., for 
new almshouse keeper, sustained, 
6: 12-13; re-elected assessor, 33, 65; 
elected an assessor, South Ward, 
147; re-elected, 183, 222, 264; ap- 
pointed a wharfinger, 116. 

Clopper, Peter, elected an assessor. 
Dock Ward, 5: 129; elected assist- 
ant, East Ward, 347; sworn, 351; on 
auditing committee, 352; reports, 
374; added to street committee; on 
committee to let markets, 358; on 
committee to let lots, 359; on street 
committee, 362; on sewer commit- 
tee, 369; on committee to build 
drain, 370; re-elected assistant, 378; 
sworn, 382; on auditing committee, 
384; on street committee, 385; on 
committee to inspect Wall Street 
paving, 410; ordered reimbursed, 
413: re-elected assistant, 417; sworn, 
424; on street committee, 419-20; 
on committee to consider petition 
for land, 435; reports with auditing 
committee, 440-1; on committee to 
enlarge pier, 449; reports, 453*4; 
votes to reject ferry petition; on 
committee to consider petition for 
water lots, 453; on committee to 
lengthen the Fly Market, 455; or- 
dered repaid for market repairs, 
459; on committee to consider pe- 
tition of residents of Maiden LwMb 
461 ; re-elected assistant, 4fyi 



Qopper (coatiiiued}— 
469; ordered paid (or well. 466; on 
commiticc to kt market celUts. 4^5; 
..;J^rrJ iiaid lor LuilJiua lire eiiKine 
hai)»e, 6: 6; inlcrcM ordered pftia 10, 
10; on coiiiminee to lay out road, 
13; on almnhouie comrailtee. tj; on 
«ueei commillee (*u). 14: reDorti, 
15-16, 16. as-7i ^i-a: on committee 
to consider peiilioni (or wsler lots. 
14-15; account of, ordered paid, 19; 
on committee to consider petitions 
tor water loti. aa; leporti, 56-7; re- 
elected ftssiiUnl. 33; swam, js; on 
J repair market, 56; on 
J survey for hay scale), 
mmittee. 60; reports 



S; on ferry 
jm street 

auditing 



65 ; 



60-1 



te. 60; reports, 79: 
ordered paid, ro; on 
test-bouse committee, 71 ; on com- 
mittee to settle with corporation 
debtors, 79-80; on new gaol com- 
miitec, 84; on slieei committee. 97; 
re-elected assistant, too; sworn, 106; 
account of, ordered paid, loi; on 
committee to repair City HaTl; on 
committee to build birracks, loS; 
reports, ill; on committee to de- 
liver corporation arms to corap- 
irollcr ol ordnance. 135-6; re-elected 
aisisiant, 147; sworn, 151; to buy 
neccssariet for barracks, 159; on 
committee to buy blankets for bar- 
racks, 161-J: ordered reimbursed 
therefor, 16J; re-elected assistant, 
183; sworn. 187: reports from street 
committee, 185-6; on committee to 
pave Dcy Street. 190; reports, 191-3; 
account of, ordered paid, aoj; re- 
ports from auditing commillee, 2o8; 
nrdcted reimbursed, aij; re-elected 
assistant, 32a; sworn, 236: proposes 
corporation sell piece of land, 
^1 ; ordered leimburscd, 24/i; on 
sucet cnmmiiirc. ^49: reports, 255; 
oo committee for ferry repairs. 153; 
re-elected aiststint. 264: iwom, 267; 
on eomniilice to buy lamps anil 
posts, i78; on committee to erect 
public lamps, 263; on (urvev com- 
mittee, 393-4; ordered paid for ser- 
»iee. 3W. re-elected assistant. 303; 
iwont, 306; ordered reimhumcd, 311; 
Da committee to asccilam corjiora- 
tioo righis over prices of provisions, 
sifi; reports, 3.(7-43; ordered reito- 
borscH ; on committee to investigate 
enetoachment, 30. 
Clopoer, fdcT, Tm.! elected asMssor, 
SoMlfa Ward, i: i« 



Clowes, , surveyor, 31411. 

Clowes. Samuel, counse1Ior>at-lftt*, I 
wriie; to ask whether corporvlioa I 
sues in private or politic capadty in I 
ferry infringement case, »• no 

Cloi. w Clock. 

Coaker, itt Coker. 

Coale. - — ; in dockage arrears, 1 : la^ 1 

Cobbelt, George, taxed (or new dock, I 
>: 35; property of, assessed. 54. 

Coh(o)uroe, Thomas, lUied vot 
West Ward, 3: 168. 170 

Cock. Abraham, Petition of, H al., \ 
to have slip cleared, referred, ~" 
77-8. 

Cock, George, elected constable. East 
Wurd, 3:99: appointed high con- 
stable, too; sworn. t03. 

Cockcrill, IThomas.l ordered presented 
freedom of city, a: 370. 

Cockran, Dr. John, tl al., ordered 
given a hearing. 6:370; heard in 
Council, 371 : declared entitled to 
grant of lot petitioned for, or its 
equivalent. 371-,;; land claimed by, 
ordered left open forever, 385. 

Coddringion. Margaret, widow 
Thomas. Ilouse of. 3 : 241, 345, 437; 
petition of, for land, referred, 
land ordered leased to, 401-3. 

Coddrington ( Codrington ). Thomas, 
sworn sheriff. 1 : 338; desires to buy 
land of corporation, a:3&i; con 
mitiee to treat with, 269; land o! 
dered leased to, 373-4 : ailempt < 
executors of, Co secure Assenilily pay ] 
in violation of liis agreement to 
gratis, j: 119; account of, as repre- I 
tentative, 189: land formerly leased \ 
to. ordered re-leased to widow, 
4D1-3; estate of. to receive from 
treasurer lease of laiiiL 473. 

Codearowes, John, sworn viewer of 
pipe stavei, 1:71, 73 

Coden, James. Markets to be (armed , 
at public hou«e of, 9: 103. ^ 

Codman. Thomas, victuauer, reward I 
offered (or capture of, for burglaiTi | 
- ivptrlunilr.l, ilS 



Codriopl'iii. 
Codwite, 



J:403; 

, r .1. 449. 
^1 P'id ; 

_ ic. 7 J; appointed 
a public measurer, 8:71 I 

Cnc John, elected an Assessor. Wut'l 
l^ard. 3:39*: actotmi of, ordered ^ 
paid, 4 : 77 i 8 : J9S ; appotnteil a fire- 
man. I>nck Ward. 407: account of, 
ordered paid_ 478; reappointed ■ 
fireman. 6:6, 150; reiigns. 375-6. 



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Coelet (Colet(t) Collett), Jacob(us), 
bricklayer, elected an assessor, 
West Ward, 1:286; to lay special 
levy, 328-9; re-elected assessor, 333; 
sworn to lay special levy, 363; 
ordered to report on condition of 
old City Hall; reports, j:i6; listed 
voter, 169, 171; elected an assessor, 
West Ward, 329. 

Coenties Dock, Petitioners for water 
lot No. I on east side of, summoned, 
4 : 246; draft of plan of pier on west 
side of, 5 : 293 ; ordered run out, 
293; committee on materials for, 
294; bond to C. Banker for pay- 
ment of cost of, 314; bond to P. 
Vallete for six hundred pounds for 
payment of cost of, 342; small piers 
at, ordered removed, 345 ; bond to A. 
Van Duersen for money on account 
of, 371 ; change in plan ordered, 371 ; 
dirt and mud to be removed from, 
6 : 217 ; paid for removing mud, 248^ 
364 ; repairing pier, 329, ^ ; petition 
for leave to extend, 410-11 ; paid for 
extension, 7:83; cleansing, 119, 171, 
375 ; appropriation for cleaning, 409 ; 
work done at, 442. 

G>enties Market, Paid for materials and 
work at 5 ^$8 ; dock and slip at, 
ordered cleaned, 227 ; paid for repair- 
ing, 6 : 145 ; committee on addition 
to, 334; work done to, 7:103, 124, 
211; leave to enlarge, granted, 305; 
committee on repairs to, 354; report 
on and appropriation for, 357; elec- 
tion place for Dock Ward, 314, 374, 
444 ; 8 : 53, 104 ; work done at, 14. 

Coenties Slip, see Coenties Dock. 

Coerteen, Henry, elected an assessor, 
East Ward, 3:383. 

Coertragt, see Cortright. 

Coesine, see Cosine. 

Coesrman, Andries, Lot of, ordered 
laid out, 3 : 256-7. 

Coezine, see Cosine. 

Coffee house. Paid for removing dirt 
from vicinity of the, 7 : 19. 

Coffee house bridge, Paid for repairs 
to, 7:218, 247; election place for 
East Ward, 314, 374. 444; 8: 53, 104; 
work done at, 7 : 437. 

Coffin for a frozen man. Payment for 

a, a: 309. 

Coffins for privateersmen. Warrant 
ordered in payment for, J : 294. 

Coffins, etc., raid for, 4 : 371. 

Cohen, Abraham Myers, elected a con- 
stable, East Ward, 5:1^; sworn, 
132. 



Cohen, Samuel Myers, elected con- 
stable. Dock Ward, 4 : 27 ; ineligible, 
30. 

Cohen, Messrs. Solomon Myers, & Co., 
ordered paid for oil, 8 : 19, 38, loi, 
128. 

Coin, Value of Spanish and Mexican, 
fixed, 1 : 96-7. 

Coins (Coynes), false, Proclamation 
against offering^ i : i^. 

Coker (Coaker, Cooker), Thomas, as- 
sessed for new dock, i : 30 ; house of, 
as a ward limit, 113; account of, for 
anchorage and dockage, approved, 
122; account of, reported, 12^; 
ordered to submit list of all vessels 
in dockage arrears, 127; house of, 
186; account of, as coroner, allowed, 
205; elected common councilman. 
West Ward, 214; on committee to 
report on city revenues; on commit- 
tee to regulate market, 216; reports, 
217; on committee to address Gov. 
Sloughter, 221 ; account of, ordered 
paid, 370. 

Colden, Hon. Cadwallader, M. D., as 
Surveyor General of the Province, 
ordered paid for surveys for corpora- 
tion, 3:359; fees paid to, 4:24; 
present at meeting of Provincial 
Council. 275 ; as President of Council, 
appoints mayor, etc., 6 : 223, 265, 346, 
391, 432; administers oaths, 225, 267, 
348-9» 393. 434; letter from, consign- 
ing English stamped paper to care 
of corporation, 439; appoints mayor, 
etc., 7 : 184 ; administers oaths, 188 ; 
appoints mayor, etc., 231 ; adminis- 
ters oaths, 236; draft of petition to, 
from carpenters, read and approved, 
8 : 24 ; appoints mayor, etc., 57 ; ad- 
ministers oaths, 59. 

Colden (Colder) & Mackie (Mackee), 
Messrs., Account of, ordered paid, 

7 : 374. 393. 
Colder, see Colden. 

Cole, Edward, listed voter. West Ward, 

2 : 168, 170. 
Coleman, , butcher, complained 

of, for denying restraints of law, 

1 : 228. 
Colet(t), see Coelet. 
Colier, see Collier. 
Collection for the poor ordered taken 

by constables, 1 : 212. 
Collector, Luke Santen appointed, 

1:99. 
Collector of Harlem division of the 
Out Ward, Adolph Mver appointed, 
in place of Lawrence Benson, 9 : 271. 



Collertor of revenue for the ■ 
a: i8i ; Thomas Weaver ■ppoinied, 
185 ; ordered to account for revenue. 
195 i James Evetts ordered to collect 
revenue, 195, 

Collector of lajtes. Eb«nuer Willson 
appointed. 1 : 306. 

Collector of the port appointed. 1:47, 
49- 

Colleciors of taxes. Committee to audit 
accounts of. a: 21; law making 
wards responsible (or, 3 : 95 ; to ac- 
count for arrears, a; 4^; 4 : 73; 
ordered to collect ts» levies, 3 : 143, 
190. 321. 3S3. 456-? : 4 K. 54. 139-40. 
180. 416; cnmmission allowed to, 3: 
144 ; sums received from, under 
lax levies, I7g: 6: tag 

College of the Province of New York, 
Division of lottery moneys with the 
governors of the. 6:80; Bgrcemeni 
with the governors of. to discharge 
Jonathan Woodruff from prison, ga; 
petition of governors of, for water 
««*. 7:5i-». 2'S-'6: granled, aiiS-i?; 
drafts ordered engrossed and de- 
livered, Z2I ; executed. 2J6: commit- 
tee of. wait on Council with thanks, 
2481 Robinson Street lowered at Col- 
lege Rates, 422. 

Cotler, Puin, in dockage arrears, t : 138. 

Colles, Christopher, Petition of, to 
erect reservoir, referred, 8:26-7; 
granted. 40-1 ; proposal of. carried 
out. 47-8; directed to enlarge well, 
48; works on same, M. 55; warrant 
issued to, S9.62.6j. 78-, ordered paid, 
i», 1*4. 133. "36. 139 

Collett. tet Coelet. 

Collcvelt. ue Colvelt. 

Collier, Benjamin, sworn deputy mar- 
shall, 1:73; salary allowed. 73. 98. 

Collier, Jacobus, listed voter. East 
Ward, a : 175. 1^. 

Collier (Colicr), Cant John, amraintcct 
sheriff lor year ifi8o-8t. 8 : 146; reap- 
pointed. 147. 1^8; to be cared for by 
corporation, t : a-jG, 

Collins, Anthony. Notice of murder of, 
7;M4. 

Coiner, Jacob, appointed wheat meu- 
nrer. 1:317; reappointed, 343. 

Cokmy, Act of Asiemblr (or paying 
d(bt« of the, a: I7S. 

Colvett <Collevelt), Lawrence, listed 
a dtv cre<Iitor, 1:46; property ol, 

Colweil, Ptier, el*ttcd a c<niitablc. 

West Ward, $. I^; sworn, 1^ 
Col-ell. William, sworn a eoiutable. 

North Ward, g: 133. 



Comfort. Gerrsrdus, elecied collector. 

West Ward, 3:338; petition of. (or 

water lots, referred, 4:403; lot o(, 

46.1- 
Commander-in-chief, Capt. Jacob Leis- 

ler appointed, by Commit I ec of 

Safely, i : 207. 
Commission, appointing mayor and 

five aldermen, iii-a; from Thomaa 

Dongan (1683). 107; as recorder 

gi\'en to James Graham, 283-4. 
Commission to llic Earl of Ueltomont 

as Governor published at the Citr 

Hall. J : 26. 
Commission of John Watts, Ji 

cordcr presented, 8:24, 
Commission officers to take charge 

ol divisions of watch, I : go; finea for 

absence, go; to call roll at nine 

o'clock, gi. 
Commissioners for the Harlem and 

Bowery divisions sworn, 1:116-7. 
Commissions of mayor and recorder 

publicly re-id. ■ : 334, 371, 385, 424; 

of may.-ir and sheiiff published, a: 

17, 61, 91. 118. 157, '58, 204. 
Commissions of the peace. Paid for, 

a; 101, J55. 305; 4: 166 
Commitment. Power of. granted, 1: 

Commillec on rnteal of bolting act. Re- 
port of, 2: 1. 6-9: to complete wharf 
from City Hall to bridge, 252; the 
treasurer to furnish money needed 
by the, «53. 

Commiilee ol Safety orders election 
of mayor, sheriff and clerk, t:3a6: 
•ppoinied Jacob Leisler com- 
mander-in-chief, 207, 

Committee -room lor Speaker ol 
General Assembly. 4: 156-7. 

Common clerk and clerk of ilie peace, 
John Cliambers appointed. 4:479; 
report and list ol books and p 
received from exccutri 
Sharpas. 485-8. 

Common Council, summoiKd to meet 
with mayor and aldermen on public 
concerns, i : iig; members of. tak* , 
oMh, 120; members of, a committee J 
(or the sate of new dock and wharfl 
lots, 3$6; and on payment o( dtjrJ 
debts, 257: for aale of land belore 1 
Mr. J. Van Brugh. 258; how eonati- 
tuled, 397: powers graated to the, 
297-8; concerning ddin^jucnts ot the, 
389, 393: 3-ii. iRt. :iy. fine (or 

by old ■ f Oct 






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INDEX 



Common Council (continued) — 
dermen and assistants, i6o; organi- 
zation effected, 179-81, 183; warrant 
to W. Davis, for room and fire for 
the, 229; resolution that it meet on 
the first Friday of every month, 
436, 437. 444, 448, 458; penalty for 
late and non attendance of members, 
5:218, 287; 8:35, 123; fines en- 
forced, 5 : 288; doors to be open 
during sittings, 7:204-5; committee 
on regulations, 207; two chairs to 
be made for, 207; paid for, 222; to 
meet to issue warrants on first Wed- 
nesday of each month, 245; doors to 
be closed during sittings, 252. 

Common Council book, Alphabeting 
the old, paid for, 1:322; a new, 
purchased, 2 : 269. 

Common Council chamber. Paid for 
leather chairs for, 3:273; ordered 
fitted up for use of the Council of 
the Province sitting in General As- 
sembly, 4 : 353-4 ; granted to Lieut. 
Governor for keeping the public 
books and records of the Province, 
5: 16; ordered cleaned and plastered, 
51; sweeping chimney of, 179; paid 
for whitewashing the, 7:428. 

Common councilmen asked for, i: 
104; election ordered for, in each 
Ward, 115; sworn, 120; elected in 
1684, 157; sworn, 158; penalty for 
absence of, from a meeting, 171; 
sworn, 171, 183; 2:244. 

Common hall, Proceedings at a, i: 
12a 

Commonage, Not any, to be disposed 
of, 1:403. 

Commons near Kipsbury, Grant for 
part of, refused, 2:97-8; holes dug 
in, ordered filled, 113, 127; lease of 
piece of swamp land in the, 129; 
penalty for digging holes in or re- 
moving mould or turf from the, 
258-9; encroachments on the, 229- 
30; expenses and report of commit- 
tee, 240-1; J. Ryckman added to 
committee on, 245 ; cutting wood or 
timber on, forbidden, 245; law to 
prohibit digging holes and cutting 
sods on the, 4:107; highway from 
Queen Street to the Fresh Water 
ordered to be laid out, 273; petition 
for lease of four acres of, from N. 
Marston, 5:251-2; lease to E. Har- 
ing, 271 ; committee on land in 
taken possession of by D. J. Pro- 
voost^ 414; petition of Catherine 
Marlm for a small piece of, de- 
ferred, 7:95; question of a market 
on the, 302-3. 



Commons and highways. Committee 
on encroachments on the, 2:107. 

Complaint of mayor, aldermen, etc., 
to Jacob Leisler against Stephen 
Van Cortlandt, i : 209-10. 

Conaro, see Conrow. 

Conary, see Conrow. 

Concklin, Joseph, appointed a bellman, 
2:313; ordered paid, 319. 

Condrate, shoemaker. Property of, 
taxed, 1 : 61. 

Congreve, Charles, voted htev^Bn 
gratis, 2 : 197. 

Conlon, John, listed voter, West Ward, 
2 : 168, 170. 

Connelly, Peter laborer, admitted a 
freeman, 5 : 309. 

Connerow, see Conrow. 

Conora, see Conrow. 

Conro, see Conrow. 

Conrow (Conaro, Conary, Connerow, 
Conora, Conro), Darlin, Account of, 
for paving, ordered paid, 8 : 14. 

Conrow, Isaac, bricklayer. Lot leased 
to, 6 : 85 ; lot held by, 7 : 60, 67, lot 
of, ordered transferred, 118; men- 
tion of lot formerly owned by, 326, 

348, 350, 351. 

Conspiracy, Payments to several per- 
sons for services concerning, 5 : 45. 

Constable, Election of a, ordered in 
each ward, i : 115; two for the Out 
Ward, 115; ordered that no freeman 
serve twice as a, in less than fifteen 
years, 3:112, 146; petition for an 
additional, in each ward, 272, 276; 
of any ward is constable of evenr 
ward, 4 : 123 ; one to serve eacn 
nipht on watch, 253, 257, 267, 268, 
298, 299. 322, 357, 361. 428, 449, 460, 
480, 491 ; 5 : 77 ; one on Sunday 
watch, 81. 

Constable and collector. Same person 
not to hold both offices, 6 : 432-3. 

Constable of Harlem, Wm. Waldron 
and John Peterson against, i : 38 ; 
Resolve Waldron sworn as, 71. 

Constable, High, appointed, 1:204, 
208, 237, 286, 333, 3^. 381, 423 ; a : 15, 
57, 89, 117. 151, 240, 272, 287. 308, 
330, 362. 384, 417, 450; 3: 17, 45, 71, 
100, 128. 148, 182, 211, 238, 265, 295, 
329. 356, 375, 395, 416, 453, 480; 4 : 7h 
154, 197, 219, 276, 380, 443. 470 ; 5 : 3, 
29, 63, 99. 130, 154. 179, 201, 205, 233, 
274, 309, 313, 349, 380, 419, 46s ; 6 : 34, 
67, 149, 184, 224, 266, 304, 346, 391, 
432; 7:35. 83, 128. 184, 231, 318, 379. 
448; 8:57; sworn, 1:239, 424; 
2:61, 91, 156, 241, 289. 3". 336, 363, 
386, 421, 451 ; a : 17. 48, 74f «». 130, 
151, 186^ 214, 243, 268, 299, 100, 33(^ 357. 



ConsuMe (cantiniiet!) — 

376. 306. *32. 455, 481 ; 4 : 30. 43, 74. 
IS9. MO. 2JO. 28T. 3QS. 445, 473; a : fi, 
34, 66. I(W. 132. 156, 181, 206, 236, 
>?«, JIJ. .151. 383, 424. 46ij; 4:36. 58. 
106. 151, 188. 226. 3(&. 306. 330. 39*. 
434; TU". 86, 131, 189, 2J7. 321, 38*, 
450; *:6o, 111; paid for services, 
7 : 455 : « : 98. LI'S 

CoiisUbIn, only to sell powder or lead 
to Indians, 1:3; appointed. 64. To; 
sworn, 75 ; chosen, 116; oath admin- 
falered to. 117; 10 enforce Sunday 
ordinance in time of divine service. 
'34; 4:79; to he fined far not re- 
porting strangers, i:i.i5; to do 
watdi duty and hire asiistants, 153; 
elected in 1684, 157; sworn, 158; to 
coUect Uuc levy, 201 ; tn astisi in onl- 
lectin^ arrears of taxes, 183, 186; 
committee to receive accounts of, and 
taxes collected by, 356; committee lo 
stidii accounts of. 314; double num- 
ber of, asked for, 3 ; 27^ ; paid for ser- 
vice on constables watch, 4 ; asa, 
aw. 359. 370. 405. 428. 4.M. 4TO, 480. 
491 ; S : ig ; paiil for duly on night 
and day watch, 5 : 7. 21, 91, 108. laa. 
13s. I4fi. 161. 173. "8.1. 192. »7. »a. 
23ft a6o, 278. 294, 314. 334. 353. 36a, 
402. 430. 448, 474 ; « : 12. 38. 50. 75. 90. 
na. 140, 154, 190, 2:2, 2z8, »46, 269. 
38O; for watchiutc in fort. 8:26; for 
pursuing robhcrs, : 18 ; sworn in, 
1:171, 238. 288. .171, ,186; a:i8, 61, 
91, 118, 157. 205. 24'. *7S. 389, 311. 
336. 363. 386. 431, 45'.-. 3-17. 18. 48, 
74. to2. Lift 151, 186. 314. 243, 244. 
aiS8, 279, 299, 330. 357. 376, 39^ 398, 
4W. 455. 457. jpi. 483: 4:30, 43. 7* 
159, 2CO. 230. 281. 350. 353. 395-6. 44S, 
474 : 5 ' 6. 34 66. to*, t w, 1 56. 18* 
206, 236. 27S, 312. ,J5'. 38*. 434, 469; 
6;3(\ ff^ 106, 151- laS, 22& 268. 307. 
JSo, 394.*35: 7:4>.86. 131. i8* 137, 
3». 383. 450; «:<5o. III. 

n ^Ci_,> .. ^ P»\A 

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7:41" 

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Contract! and barRain* to be settled by 
Dutch manner. 3 : 50 

Co£*(e), DircV, carman, appmnted 
a bellman. 2 415: nrdrred paid. 44>: 
rMppnii'lPi! bellman, 454; ordered 
paid. 3-6. uppoiniwl depulT eon- 
SteUe, lEM; reappointed bellman. 34n 



Cook(e) (conliriied) — 
256; ordered paid. 255. 270, 288; 
elected collector, South Ward. 33R; 
given leave to ride on cart, 4 : 325. 

Cook, George, taxed for new dock, 
1:31: projKTty of, abscised, 54. 

Cook. Henry Michael, elected con- 
stable. West Ward, 4 : 27. 

Cook, John George, elected a constable. 
Dock Ward, 5:200; ineligible, aca; 
again elected a constable, 347; iwom, 
351 

Cook, Philip. Lease to. accepted in (Uf- 
render^ 6 : 420. 

Cook, Richard Oarke, elected a con- 
stable. West Ward, 5:128; sworn, 
133 

Cook. William, carter, taxed lor new 
dock, 1:34; property of, assessed, 
52 (bit); discharged, 64; readmitted, 
65 ; named and ap[>oinIed carman, 73. 

Cook. William. Orderly room allowed 
to, 6: 140, 

Cooley. Francis, a<lmitted a fieeman, 
t:395- 

Cooley, Jane, widow, ordered paid for 
smith's work of husband, 3:g& 

Cooley (Cooly. Cowley). John (Johan- 
nes), swears allegiance to tbe crown, 
I ; 12; uxed for new dock. 3a: listed 
a city creditor. 45 ; property of, 
taxed. 56; sworn *s constable, 64; 
appointed overseer of chimneys, tfj; 
supplanted as constable, 68; account 
of, referred, 805; allowed. 206; or- 
dered paid. 323 : account of. ordered 
examined. 417; ordered paid, 427; 
estate of. deceased, ordered paid for 
his sen-ices, a : 266. 

Cooly. jff Cooley. 

Cooper. Caleb, listed voter. South 
Ward, J l6j, 165; elected assistant, 



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appoint bellmen, 207; reports, 209-10: 
on commiiiee to inspcCT disputed 
East Ward rettims, 3rf>; reports, 
311 ; on auditing committee, 213; on 
committee to examine report of 
profits of city liuryinK-plnce. 228: on 
coniinitlee to superintend fitting Up 
new City Hall, 230; ordered reim- 
bursed, 242. 244; produce* ftceounU 
of ex-Msyor French. 248; ordered 
reimbiirsed. 257: land difference ol. 
with i>rinhb(in. 26.3 

Cooper. Cornelius appointed a fif«- 
mao. Writ WarJ. 6: 314: elected an 
aswisor, North Ward. 7:230; 
»w^m. 2.1a 

Cooper, Helena, wi-low, otdercd re- 
imbursed lor bra mi oaed in momtl- 
tng p>Rs. a:30O-.ioi; accoinill oL 



Cooper (continued) — 

ordered audited, 380; petition o(, re- 
ferred, 387. 

Cooper, Meynders, Widow of, faxed on 
real property, i: 56. 

Cooper. Rev. Dr. Myles, on commit- 
tee of Colleee governors lo ihank 
corporation for grant. 7:248. 

Cooper. Richard, listed voter, East 
Ward, a: 174, 177; appointed public 
whipper. 3:49; ordered paid salary, 
56, 63, 66, 86, 92. 95. t04, 114, 121. 
132, 136, 140, 144. 15s. 170, 187- 

Coopers, Deceit used by strange, I : 
41 must have consent of magistrates. 
4; must brand casks, 138: penalties, 
138. 

Cope, Thomas, elected a constable. 
West Ward, s 1 272 ; absent at swear- 
ing in, 276; successor to, ordered 
elected 277 . 

Copse>^s Battery, Petition and counter 
petitions concerning parcel of land 
adjoining, 5:360; committee lo con- 
fer with counsel, 360; order regard- 
ing buildings built near, 442, 

Copshee, J. Marsh granted liberty to 
build a mill at, a: 107. 

Corbett, Abraham, appointed and 
sworn clerk of court and city, 1 ; 73; 
granted liquor license. 80; awarded 
great excise on liquor, 87: appointed 
a common councilman vict G. Min- 
viellc ; on committee to get standard 
weights and measures. 159; re- 
elected common councilman, 170; 
house of. 181; named an assistant 
alderman in Dongan charter, 297. 

Corbett, John, elected alderman. South 
Ward, 3:202; sworn, 204; on com- 
mittee to choose bellmen, 207 ; re- 
ports. Z09-10; on committee to in- 
spect disputed East Ward election 
returns. 208; reports, 211; on com- 
mittee to examine report of profits 
of city bur^ng-place, 228 ; on com- 
mittee to look into petition tor cart 
path and land. 235: well opposite 
house of. ordered filled, 263, 

Cordage, etc., Paid for, 5 : 24 

Cordaz (Cordus). Henry, Claim of, to 
land, ordered investigated, a: 107; 
land of, to be exchanged, 110; prop- 
erty of, mentioned, 122; agreement 
with, on leasing land, 126; land of, 
129; elected collector. Bowery, 239; 
desires lease of land; same reported, 
298; elected constable, 308; sworn, 
311- 



Cordwood only to be sold, i : 41, 
76-7; ordinance concerning, 3:261- 
2. 315; D, Provoo5i, inspector of, 
removed and S. Baldwin appointed, 
7:220; A. Emmot appoinled inspec- 
tor, 226-7; A. Gonverneur appointed 
inspector of, 306; P. Knickerbacker 
appointed inspector of, 8:24; John 
Lamb appointed inspector, 67, 

Corkoraft, William, candidate for 
alderman. North Ward, asks scru- 
tiny of election returns, 6:347. 

Corn (come) and flour. Exportation 
of, forbidden, 1:3; order continued, 
16; scarcity of, feared, 16; price of, 
18; repealed, 66; price of, kept up 
by industry of inhabitants of the dty, 
14^; to be well cleaned. 152; com- 
mittee to discuss methods for pro- 
curing, 427; scarcity due to fatmeri 
holding back grain, 430-1 ; price of, 
forced up, 2:41. 

Com and meal, Law appointing a 
market place for, 3 : 404, 

Corn measurers licensed, 4:419. 

Cofiibury, Edward [Hyde], Viscount, 
Address lo, on arrival as Governor, 
1 : 189-90 ; freedom of corporation 
conferred upon, 197; absent in Al- 
bany on date of swearing in city 
officers, 204; ordered presented free- 
dom of city anew, 212; petition to, 
ordered prepared, to recommend lo 
Assembly a master for free grammar 
school, 213: address to, in full, 215- 
16; petition to, for grant of certain 
land in Nassau (Long) Island, from 
Red Hook to Wallabout. 221-2; ap- 
points mayor and sherifl, 240, 272; 
petition to, for strengthening de- 
fence, 299-300; petition to, to call 
Assembly, 301 ; petition to, request- 
ing an embargo. 305-6; Common 
Council waits upon, on date of in- 
stallation of city officers, 310; paid 
tor dinner given to, 338; petition to, 
for rejection of petition of Cornelius 
Sebring for another ferry to Long 
Island. 343-4; petition to, for further 
vacant land on Nassau Island, 346- 
7; granted, 3SI; petition ordered ad- 
dressed to. to urge Queen Anne to 
abrogate late Act of Assembly, 357-8; 
a witness on recorder's commission 
to May Bickley, 367. 

Cornefleau. Lawrence, listed voter, 
East Ward, a: I73i '76- 

Cornells, tef Cornelisse. 

Cornelious, str Cornelisse. 

Cornelisse(n) (Cornelis, Cornelious, 
Corneiisson, Cornelius), Aeltia, 
granted liquor license, 1 : 81. 



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Cornclisse. Adrian, granted a liquor 
license. i:Si; land dispute of, 303; 
sccoitnt of. diultowed, 205, 

Corntltfi»e, Albert, taxed (or new 
dock. 1:30: property oF. assessed, 
50, 

Comelisse, Arian (Arent. Arien), 
sworn oTCrseer Bowery, 1 : 71 ; »n 
assessor. Out Ward, 115: appointed 
a collector for "■ free and voluntary 
gift to the Governor." 119: elected 
a common councilman, 157; elected 
assistant, tgi; abscni at swearing in. 

view land, 303; petition of, referred. 
264. 

Cornelisse, Ellas, in dockage arrears, 
i:i29. 

Cornelisse, Gerret, directed when to 
bake. 1 : 176. 

Cornclisse. Henry (Cary), cbosen 
constable, I:ii6; elected surveyor 
of highways, Biiwcry, 381 ; re- 
elected, 432. 

Cornclisse. Jacob(us), elected con- 
sUble, Bowery. 1:286: sworn, 288: 
appointed bread inspector, 373; re- 
appointed. 3:13; elected constable. 
South Ward. 88; sworn. 91 ; elected 
overseer of highways. Bowery, 239; 
re-elected. 329, 38+ 

Comelisse. John (Jan, Johannes), 
listed a dty creditor, 1:43: property 
of, taxed, 57; in dockage arrears, 
138; elected a collector. Out Ward, 
a: 56; elected constable. Harlem, 
202 ; absent at swearing in. 205; 
sworn. 207; lerrj mortgaKed to, 
aS4. 259, 268; el eciedf surveyor of 
highways, 2B6. 

Comeliise Lawrence, elected a sur- 
veyor o( highways, Harlem, 2: 308: 
re-elected, 3: izj. 

Comeliste, Wetic (Metiye), inn- 
keeper. Account o(, ordered paid, 
f.yo: land sold 10, ordered sur- 
veyed, 9: r28. 

Coraeliwe, Michael, appointed bellman; 
ordered paid. 3:216-17, 226, 345- 
W. 3O'. 3'?' ii3i reappointed, 363; 
ordered paid, 366, 378, 379; 'MP- 
pointed, 401; ordered paid, 411, 412, 
4J3; m]ii>(>!iitcd, 4$4-5: ordered 
pj i' .1 .if'i, 16; ordered 

). : -\ i watchmao, 

j: -W. 4tO. 

C]::i ' >-icd constable, 

B<.«r,i. J ,.u^. .».,(«, 363. 

Camdiuuii. itt CoiDcliMe. 
Cornelius, com muaorer. Fropert]' of. 
taxed. 1:6a. 



Corneliti 



a fisherman, 



dockage 



Cornelius, t^r alio Comcliise. 

Cornell. William. Jr.. Ferry leased to, 
4 : 408-9; counterpart of lease to, with 
bond, ordered delivered to city 
treasurer, 411; petition of, for ao- 
dition to market house near slip, 
granted, 413; possession of ferry 
buildings transferred to, 41S; ac- 
count of. ordered paid, 453; petitiotl 
of. (or abatement m terms, granted, 
460-1; ordered to surrender lease, 
5:82-3; bond of, ordered returned, 
S4; account of, ordered paid. 91. 

Cornwelt (Cornwill), Richard, ap- 
pointed a fireman, Montgomeric 
Ward, 7: joi; again appointed, 2^ 

Cornwill. stt Cumwell- 

Coronation day, BonSre and wine on 
King's, 3:ioB, 131, 151, 183, 21a. 
243-4. 268, 300, 330, 357, 377. 398; ex- 
penses of, 101-4, 136, 156, 170. t^. 
192. 216, 217-8, 248, 273. 30s. 3J4-S. 
368, 386, 417; bonfire and wine on 
Queens. 5, 33-4; paid. 35; ordered, 
60; paid, 62; extra watchmen en- 
gaged to keep the peace on, 4 : 39a. 

Coroner, and town clerk, to be ap- 
pointed by Governor and Council, 
1 : 104 ; fees of Thomas Coker as, al- 
lowed, 370; appointment of, should 
be vested in corporation, 1:73; ap- 
pointed. 4 : 71, 196. 219, iyft. 347. 442, 
469; 5:3. 29. 63, 99. 120. 180. 201, 
2J2. 373. J09, 348. 380, 41^ 464 ; 6 ; 35. 
66, 101, 148, 184, 223. 265. 30* 34lSk 
391. 432; 7:40. 184. 2.11, .118, 448; 
8 ; 57 ; commission of. published, s ' 5t 
33, 65, 101, 131. 181, 236. 276. 311. 350, 
382, 424 : 6 : 3S. 6*. '05. I5«. '87. WS. 
267. 306, 349, ,W3, 434; 7 "40. "88, 
33& J». J82. 449; *:6o. "o: sworn, 
4 : 43. 74. 159. 200, 230, 281, 350. 39S. 
445, 473 ; 5 : S. 34. 66. t03, 133. 181, 
aofi, 336, 276.312, 35'. 382. 424;*: 36. 
68. 106. 151. 188, 236, 306. 394. 434: 
7:41, 189. 237, 321. 4So; «;6o, in; 
payment to, for service*. 4:43'; on 
burial of (our drowned pcrsocu, 
A : 324-5 ; fees, 7 : 65 ; for inquisttioas, 
t6i; feet, 3IS. V<>- 3S9: for inquisi- 
tions, 404, 413. *ii: «:92: question 
of legaliiy of an alderman serving as, 
7:399. 40ft 403; Go«mor to t»e 
asked to appoint a new, 403 : peOdoo 
to (kivemor, 404-8; reply of Gov- 
ctnof TtTon. 4>9 
Coroner's ioqiicst. Warrant for money 
disbursed at a : a34- 



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Coroner's inquests, Bill wanted to pro- 
vide for, and contingent expenses, 
a : 206. See also Inquests. 

Corporation to have power to sue in 
the name of the chamberlain, 4 : 7, 22. 

Corporation dock. Appropriation for 
building, at North River, 8 : 50, 51, 
58, 62, 67, 76, 91 ; ferry from, to 
Hobock established, 78; stairs or- 
dered made for ferry, 78; block to 
be sunk, 89; balance paid on, 109; 
filling up, 11^. 

Corporation dock fronting new Os- 
wego Market, Petition for lots on 
south side of, referred, 7 : 328 ; pay- 
ment for building, 328; report of 
committee on work done by J. Kline- 
denny> approved, 352-3; paid for 
building, 353; ordered repaired, 

«:37. 
Corporation Library, see Library. 

Corporation pier, Appropriation for 
the, 7 : 1 12 ; overseemg and building, 
113; John Copper made wharfinger 
of the additional pier, 1 16. 

Corporation's house that formerly be- 
longed to John Harris, Stove for, 
7:282. 

Corporation's Island, King's troops to 
occupy the, 7 : 276. 

Corporation's lots northward of Dcy's 
dock, Market to be erected on the, 
7 : 304 ; petition regarding the, ^26. 

Corsa, Isaac elected an assessor, Mont- 
gomerie Ward, 7 : 184. 

Corssen, see Coursen. 

Cortlandt Street, Petition for record 
of grant of, 4 : 180-2 ; report of com- 
mittee on grading, 6 : 63 ; petition for 
market house near slip at lower end 
of, deferred, 325; counter petition 
from residents near Oswego market, 

325- 

Cortrccht, see Cortright. 

Cortreight, see Cortright. 

Cortright (Cocrtragt, Cortrecht, Cort- 
reight, Cortwright, Courtrecht, Court- 
reight, Kortreght, Kortright). Arent, 
Land demise in name of, mentioned, 
4 : 185 ; elected a constable, Harlem, 
5: 129; sworn, 132. 

Cortright, Qaes, elected consUble, 
Harlem, 3 : 479 ; sworn, 481 ; elected 
collector, 4 • 154- 

Cortright, Cornelius, merchant, elected 
an assessor, Montgomerie Ward, 
4 : 44 ; re-elected, 71 ; land demise in 
name of, mentioned, 185, 234, 41 1 ; 
dected assistant Montgomerie Ward, 
442; sworn, 445; on committee to 
revise laws, 44^: reports lease of 
dock, 457; re-elected assistant, 4^; 



Cortright (continued) — 
sworn, 473; on committee to revise 
laws, 478; on committee to survey 
water lot, 495; on committee for 
ferry and City flail repairs, 495-6; 
on committee to lay out water lot, 
496 ; sworn a freeman, 6 : 29. 

Cortright, George, a si^er (for the 
English) of the Articles of Sur- 
render, 2 : 52. 

Cortright, Hester, Petition of, et al., 
to have slip cleared, referred, 7 : 77-8. 

Cortright, Lawrence (Lawrance), 
elected a surveyor of highways. 
Harlem, 3 : 148, 211, 264, 294; elected 
collector, 355; again elected sur- 
veyor of highways, 394; accounts of, 
deceased, ordered paid to executors, 

426-7. 

Cortright, Lawrence, [2d,] Land de- 
mise in name of, as infant, men- 
tioned, 4 : 185 ; elected constable, 
Harlem, 5 : 232 ; sworn, 237 ; elected 
collector, 418; petition of. et al, to 
have slip cleared, referred, 7:77-8; 
Exchange leased to, et al, 149. 

Cortright, Margaret, Land demise in 
name of, mentioned, 4 : 185. 

Cortright, Mitie, Land demise in name 
of, mentioned, 4 : 185. 

Cortright, Nicholas, yeoman. Claim of, 
to land, ordered investigated, 4 : 379, 
409; elected collector, Harlem, 387; 
left in possession of land, 432. 

Cortright, Susannah, infant. Land de- 
mise in name of, mentioned, 4 : 185. 

Cortwright, see Cortright 

Cosby, Hon. Major Alexander, brother 
of (iov. Cosby, Freedom of corpora- 
tion ordered conferred upon, 4 : 190 ; 
freedom presented to, 191 -2. 

Cosby, Grace, daughter of Gov. Cosby, 
Husband of, presented with freedom 
of corporation. 4 : 1552. 

Cosby, William, Captain-General, Gov- 
emor-in-Chief, etc.. Address of wel- 
come to, ordered; invited to dine 
with corporation; voted freedom of 
corporation in gold box, 4 : 146 ; ad- 
dress to, in full, 147-3; replies, 148; 
appoints mayor and sheriff, 154; 
swears in same, 157-S; visited by 
Rt. Hon. Augustus Fitz Roy, 162 ; re- 
spect for, shown in conferring free- 
dom upon brother and son-in-law. 
190, 191-3; appoints mayor, sheriff 
and coroner, 196; swears them in, 
i^; appoints mayor, sheriff and 
coroner, 219; swears in same, 228-9; 
issues recorder's commission to 
Daniel Horsmanden, 255>4; prcMOl 



Coaby fmntiiu)«<t) — 
8t mnlitiR of Council. 275; uppciints 
mayor, shcrifT and coroner. 376 ; 
swMf* in 5ame. 179^ 

Cosbv. Capt. William, appointed high 
sheriff, 4:^: sworn. 2R0; presents 
writ from Suprmie Court summon- 
ing corporntion to >|ipeaT to nnswer 
articles, 3J7-8 ; rcappoiiilcd high 
ilieriff, .W. 387. 469; sworn, 350. 395- 
473 

Cbscns, tft Cosine. 

Cosine (Coesine, Coeiine. Coscns. 
Cosyn, Cosync, Cousinc. Cousyti, 
Couiino, Coufyn, Coiyn), Barnc. ap- 
pointed inspeclnr of elet^tions. 3! 151, 
15a 

Cosine. Cornelius, elected conitable. 
West Ward. 3:,)74; sworn, 376: al- 
lowed lo m^ike bricks on commons, 
B;»; elected collector. Bowcry, ag; 
again elected. 6 : 34. 

Cosine, Gerret (Garret. Garritt. Ceerit, 
etc.), appointed a carman, 1:85; 
discharged, 146; readmitted. 148; 
mentioned, aifi^ 245 : petition of. for 
land, referred, 27a ; listed voter. West 
Ward, a: 169, 171- 

Cosinc. Gerret. lad,] joiner, elected 
constable. Wax Wiird. 4 : J74 . sworn, 
aBi: ordered paid, 33A 3Wi ordered 
paid for repairs to Cily Hall, 9 : 8, 
76, 109: account of. ordered paid, 
i&l ; docks and slips leased to, 
44S ; elected a constable, Bowcry. 
464: sworn. 470: account of, ordered 
paid, 478 ; 6 ; a, 14. M ; elected an as- 
sessor. 101 : again elected. ,»!. 

Cotiitc, Jncob, carman, appointed scav- 
enger, >:3S9: ordered paid. 377. 

Cosine. John, elected a constable, West 
Ward, 4: "K; iwom, 200. 

Costs in an nciion of trespass and 
ejectment. 5:313-14- 

Cojytie. *f* Cosine. 

CMishOk l»aac & Co.. aMe«;cd for new 
dock, i;36, 3? 

Council, notified of Declaration of 
deputy mayor and aldermen, 1 : 8fl 

Council Oiamber, CkaninK, S.ypi 
4 ■ 4W : cDminitlee "ti ornamentins 

s-:* ■ "': paid for nl- 

1 - ' : for cleaninK, 

ir* for, 6:419; 

r- .■ r absence of. 1: 

. V4 1 . for risint with- 



Counterfeit half pence. Reward 1 

informers against. 6; \(6 
Counterfeit money, Proclamation l. 

Governor and Council against offer 



Count crfei ting and clipping, Law 
wanted puninhing, > : sad \ punish* 
mem for. 4 : 363 

Countess Key, Residents of Queen 
Street to build a market house at, at 
tjicir own cost, 3:84: ferry ptasea-J 
gets lo be landed at, a^, 359; leaY*^ 
to build bridge over slip a[, granted' 
30a : market house at. made public 
3«»-3 

Coumess Key Slip, Leave to build 
wall in, 3 : 424 ; water lot west sii 
of. granted to J, Cruger. 4 : 143 : __ 
Rip Van Dam. 14s. 'S'-a; report o( 
committee on, 189-90; water lot 
west side of corner of Maiden Lane 

Jranled lo J, Cruger and Mr*. 
. Van Dam, 315; petition of P. 
Schuyler for water lot fronting- 
land on east side of, to Fletcher; 
Street, 319-JO; granted, and commit" 
lee to survey. 3J0; report and terall' 
of gr.ini. 327-9, ^^1.- 
Counties. Act to divide Province into. 



Country people to seD meal 
by the joint, 4 ■ >lo>2<U- 

Cour5(e), ifr Coarsen. 

Coiirsen (Corssen, Cours. Couri 
Courssen, Courlen), Barenl, ta: 
for new dock, i ; 30; prwierty of. 
sessed, Si- 56: house of, comer 
Beaver Graft, made a ward limit, 

t12. 

Couriicn, Cornelius, listed a city cred- 
itor. I ; 45 

Coursen, llarme. Account of. ordered 
paid. J : aSn 

Coursen. John, iilias " Cherry Tree,' 
carman, taxed for new dock. l:35i 
listed a cily creditor. 44; property 
of, uxcd. 58; discharEed, 64: read- 
mitted carman. *s : sworn. 73- 

Coursen. Peter, goes security, t : 364- 

Coursfield. R-.tcnt, Property of. taxed, 

Courssen. t*f Courseti. 
Court. BcDcha (or ih*. ordered, i 
Court-hou*e. Paid expenses o(, 6 _ 
Court ii( Ailmiralt>'. u< Admitall 

Court of 
Court of Assite*. itt Awuet, 

Court o(. 



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INDEX 



Court of Common Council, to meet at 
City Hall last Saturday of each 
month, j: 122; to meet for lease of 
ferry, 129; mayor to have deciding 
vote in, IJ4. 

Court of Common Pleas to be held 

weekly, 1:304, 
Court of Record, Minutes of Common 
Council transcribed from proceedings 
of, 8:145-9; functions of, 145; gap 
in records of, 149 note. 

Court of Sessions, Grand jury impan- 
elled for. 1:119; power to hold, 
disputed by the Governor, 119; rules 
and fees of, to be perfected, 189. 

Court room. Account for rent of, 
allowed, 3:76-7; half year's rent 
for, paid to Ruth Davies, 93; dupli- 
cate warrant issued for, 217. 

Court room in City Hall, Mayor 
ordered to have, made convenient 
for winter use, 2:185; paid for 
bench in, 3:6. 

Court room, see also City Hall. 

Courten, see Coursen. 

Courtrecht, see Cortright. 

Courtreight, see Cortright. 

Courts, Power and authority to keep, 
granted to mayor and aldermen, i: 
I ; manner and time of holding, con- 
firmed, 6; rent paid for, a: 155. 

Courts of city and Common Council 
to sit at private house, a : 18. 

Courts of Justices, Act for settlement 
of, 1 : 102. 

Courts of Quarter Sessions may be 
held by mayor, recorder and alder- 
men, a : 64. 

Cousine, see Cosine. 

Cousseau, Jacques (James), taxed for 
new dock, i : 32 ; property of, taxed, 
60; a signer (for the Dutch) of the 
Articles of Surrender, a : 52. 

Cousyn, sec Cosine. 

Coutan, John, voted illegally. West 
Ward, 1 : 169, 171. 

Couvanhovcn, see Cowenhoven. 

Couzine, see Cosine. 

Couzyn, see Cosine. 

Covelt, Laurence, taxpayer, i : 33- 

Covenhovcn, Antie (Aentic), Land held 
by, 6:200; conference with, 200-1; 
ejectment action ordered begun 
against, 236. 

Covenhovcn, Edward, Account of, 
ordered paid, 7 : 55. 

Covenhovcn, John, elected a constable, 
Harlem, 6:223; sworn, 226. 

Covenhovcn, see also Cowenhoven. 

Coventry, William^ elected alderman. 
Dock Ward, 6:66; attends swearing 
of sick mayor, 67-8; sworn, 68; on 



Coventry (continued) — 
committee to settle with corporation 
debtors, 79-80; on committee to 
treat with executors of Mayor 
Holland about market fees, 80; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 81 ; on new 
gaol committee, 84; accounts of, 
ordered paid, 97; on committee to 
choose site for pest-house, 98; 
re-elected alderman, 100; sworn, 
106; on committee to repair City 
Hall; on committee to build bar- 
racks, 108; reports, 11 1; ordered 
repaid for tirewood bought, 118; on 
committee to overhaul Assembly 
chamber, 123; on committee to con- 
fer with ferry lessee over certain 
new holdings, 126; on committee to 
survey new holdings, 130-1 ; on com- 
mittee to deliver corporation arms 
to comptroller of ordnance, 135-6; 
on committee to buy arms, fire en- 
gines, etc., 6 : 137-8 ; on committees 
to repair bridge and slip market, 138; 
ordered reimbursed, 145; successor 
to, on committees, appointed, 153; 
balance received from, 160. 
Cow furnished to lessee of Bedlow's 

Island, 6:211; paid for, 221. 
Cowenhoven (Covenhovcn), Francis, 
listed voter. West Ward, a : 169, 171 ; 
elected constable, North Ward; 
sworn, 3: 18; elected assessor, Bow- 
ery; 453 ; elected collector, 4 : 161 ; 
petition of, for ferry to Weehawken, 
referred, 5 : 67. 
Cowenhoven (Cowenhaven, Cowen- 
oven. Van Cowenhoven), Jacob, 
elected highway surveyor. Bowery, 
2:56. 308, 384, 450; 3:16, 127, 211, 
237, 264; constable, 148; sworn, 151. 
Cowenhoven (Couvanhoven, Covenho- 
vcn, Van Couwenhoven, Van Coven- 
hovcn), Johannes, Property of, taxed, 
1:56; elected assessor, 157; elected 
assistant, 182; absent, 183; elected 
alderman. Out Ward, 204 ; confirmed, 
207; sworn, 208. 

Cowenhoven. Wvntie, Petition of, et 
al. for land, referred, 5 : M-^S- 

Cowlett, William, cooper, sworn a free- 
man, 6 : 186. 

Cowley, see Cooley. 

Cox, Anna, Property of, taxed, i : 54. 

Cox, David, elected a constable. South 
Ward, 4 : 386 ; sworn, 395. 

Cox, Edward, voted illegally. East 
Ward, a : 173, 176. 

Cox, John, elected a constable, South 
Ward, 6:147: sworn, 151; petition 
of, to be Bndewell keeper, referred, 
7 : 176 ; tavern of, 42a. 



Cox. JoMiii>< aweioled a lircnian, Dock 
Ward, 7 : 258; reappointed, 300-1, 
386. 

Cox, Tliomai, Market stall l«t to, 4: 
366, 450: fails to nbry aiimmons to 
mwt committee, 489, 

Cox. William, sworn cnnslahlc, I-70: 
sworn alderman. 107; appointed al- 
derman. Uut Ward, iij; on commit' 
tee to report 011 public works. 120: 
on commiitee to li^l all vessels of 
city. i«; signs report. ia6i on com- 
raillee to report on ferry to Long 
Island : On committee to report on 
vessels in dockage arrears. 127; 
■igns report, izg ; signs address to 
Gov. Dongan about East Jersey 
trade. I ji ; reappointed alderman, 
147; on commillee in hear cora- 
plainU at assessments, 156; reports 
lit places for public wells. 1791 to 
lake care of public well. tSt, 1S5; 
elected assistant, 1S3; absent at 
swearing in, 183; on auditing com- 
mittee, 188; account of, disallowed. 
305. 

Cojyn, ue Cosine. 

Crane on dock, to be bought or re- 
moved. 3:83: bought. 851 revenue 
from. 137 ; ordered repaired. 233 ; 
repairing. 361. 

Crane. Old iron and brass of. sold, s: 
87-8 

Cranes. Leave granted to fanners to 
erect, cm the dock, a ; 350. 

Crannell, Bartholomew, appointed, on 
petition, supervisor of watch bouse, 
10 place of his father— Robert (Jr.) 
—deceased, 4:400; accomil of. or- 
dered paid, s ; 23-4. 54- 

Crannell, Mobcn, appointed marshal, 
4:60: agrees to level ground. 66; 
ordered paid salary, etc., 71 : petition 
of, to be made a freeman, gratis, 
granted. 75 ; ordered paid, 80. 86. 92, 
- . tm, m. 131, 133. 135. 140. 



ordered paid salary, etc., aid, 330, 
MSA 33a ajo. 245. aji-a. "7a ^'^ 
afr, 30t. jit, 316 .wo. 331-3, 330. 341. 
Jto-i. 3to. 364. 366. 368, .^ .183. 
384. 3V'. 3«>. 40^. 40a 413. 423-4. 
43'. 438, 441. 457. 471-a. 4m: ^'.3, 
10; appointed iiorekeeper of powoet 
house. T4: ordired paid Mlary as 
Biarsluili, for carting library of books 
uiri for work at powder house, 16: 
Lordered paid salary as marshal), for 
* niog librarv rotim. etc., 30: or- 
' paid ■alirf, etc. J3-4: •worn 
^ fu under new charter. 



Cranntll I continued) — 
43 : ordered paid salary, etc 55, 60, 
7S; appointed supervisor ol watch, 
138; ordered paid salary, etc.. 138; 
146. 160. I7I. 180, tSS, 300; deceased.* 



Crannell. Robert. Jr., elecled 

West Ward, 3 : 3<m ; ordered paiji 
for glass, for City Hall. 409: or> 
dered to assist in taking slock of 
powder house at father's death; ap- 
pointed supervisor of watch; ap- 
pointed crycr and bell ringer of 
mayor's court and a city marslia^ 
4 : 304; ordered paid salary, etc.. 334r< 
ordered to supply watch with fireaiul] 
candle. 240: ordered paid salary, etc, 
357. 398. 335 ; granted continued uso 
of rooms in City Hall. 362: ordered 
to pay constables for watch duty; 
account of, ordered paid. 370; or- 
derrd to enforce law and order on 
public holiday, 393; ordered lo dis- 
tribute watchmen's pay, 405 ; acrount 
of. ordered paid. 410: ordered to 
move from Ci^ Hall, 433; account 
of. ordered paid. 436; ordered to 
con.<i|Bble4. 438, 460: account of. 
dered paid, 4.V), 45S, 490; deceai 
499. 



4 



Crannell. Kobrrl. [3d,| sworn a pubUc 
measurer, 7; 68, 

Crawford. Hueh. elected a constabl<L 
South Ward, B-2'. sworn, 6; ordered 
paid for " services concerning the 
late conspiracy." 4^. 

Crawford. William, elected a consuble. 
Dock Ward- 7: i37: sworn. 132; ap- 
pointed a fireman. 358: reappointed, 
3815. 

Creamer, stf Creemer. 

Creditors of the city ordered to bring 
in accounts, a: 333. 360; committee 
to adjust demands of debtors claim- 
ing to he. 7-54- , _ . 

Cree. John, apfwrnted a fireman. Dock 
Ward. 7: 146; reappointed. 358. ^ 

Cree. John. Jr, ordered paid for fire 
buckets, S : 14 ,_ . 

Creemer (Creamer)t Balthaiar (Bal- 
tus). ordered paid for capturinf 
burglar, yrsofi; elected conttabU 
We'll Ward. 330; sworn, 337 
count of. ordered paid, 347'. 
elected ronslsble. 3'7: sworn, jaia 
re-eleried. 378: sworn. ,383; aec* 
of. ordered paid, 4.17: re-elected c 
liable. 417: sworp. 450; reelect 
S:<fi: sworn, 60: account of. or*^ 
dered paid. 73- 

Creeear. ttf Cretier 

Cieger. ttt Crcgier. 



pay ^^ 
or-^^^H 



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INDEX 



Creggcr, see Crcgier. 

Cregier (Crcgrcar, Cregcr, Crcggcr, 
Crygcr), Cornelius, taxed for new 
dock, 1 : 36. 

Cregier, John, sworn a constable, 
Dock Ward, 4 : 474 ; house of, 494 ; 
applies for position of workhouse 
keeper, 6 : 161. 

Cregier, Martin (Martyn), taxed for 
new dock, i : 33 ; property of, as- 
sessed, 54; in dockage arrears, 128. 

Cregier, Martinus, elected collector, 
Dock Ward, 3 : 148 ; account of, or- 
dered paid, 149; re-elected collector. 
181 ; exempt, 183 ; paid for liquor, 
ipi ; again elected collector, 264 ; re- 
elected, 294; elected an assessor, 
355; re-elected, 373; account of, or- 
dered paid, 4 : 165. 

Cregier, Martinus, elected a constable. 
North ^yard, 5 : 128 ; sworn, 132. 

Cregier, Simon, elected an assessor. 
North Ward, 4 : 387 ; again elected, 
8 : 200; re-elected, 231. 

Creighton, James, elected collector, 
Dock Ward, 5 : 347 ; re-elected, 379» 
418, 463 ; 6 : 33, o(5, 100 ; hands in 
proceeds of tax for barracks, 129; 
re-elected collector, 147, i8r 222, 
265, 303, 346, 390. 431 ; 7 : 34, 82, 127, 
183. 230, 317. 379, 447 ; 8 : 57, I07. 

Creith, Christopher, ordered paid part 
of residue of salary due whipper 
Bailey, 5:^31. 

Crcland, William, Lot farmed to, 
6 : 173 ; house of, 7 : 88. 

Cresson, Jacob (Jacques), taxed for 
new dock, i : 36 ; property of, taxed, 

53. 
Crier and bell ringer of Supreme 

Court, Paid R. Wenman for services 

as, 7:457. 

Crier and marshall, sworn, 1:109; 
salary to be paid to, 127. 

Crier of the mayor's court. John Stone 
appointed, i : 222 ; R. Crannell ap- 
pointed, 4 : 204. 

Crier, public, Paid for services of, 
7 : 410. 

Crim, see Grimm. 

Criminals. Account for provisioning 
two, allowed, i : 369 ; account of the 
late John Christec for feeding, 
6:63. 

Cripple bush, Committee to view the, 
1 : 323. See also Swamp. 

Croewelt. Bays, Property of, taxed, 

1:58. 
Croker, Tohn, elected a constable. 

Dock Ward, 5:62; sworn, 66. 
Crolius, William, appointed a firenun, 

Out Ward. 7 : 387. 



Cromelin(e), see Crommeline. 

Crommeline (Cromelin, Cromeline, 
Crommelin), Charles, listed voter. 
East Ward, a: 173, 176; elected an 
assessor. East Ward, 3 : 45, again 
elected assessor, 5:308; re-elccted, 

347. 

Crommeline, Robert, elected an as- 
sessor. East Ward, 5 : 231 ; to be 
consulted by committee on new 
ferry house, 258; re-elected assessor, 
272; grant of land to, ordered de- 
livered, 330; petition of, for further 
grant, referred, 435; granted, 439; 
elected an assessor, Montgomerie 
ward, 6 : 34 ; re-elected, 66 ; deed to, 
ordered signed and delivered, 104. 

Crommesshe to Freshwater, Commit- 
tee on encroachments on highway 
from, a : 409, 429. 

Cromp, John, appointed scavenger for 
Broad Street, 3:12; ordered paid, 
20, 24, 33, 40. 

Crook (Crooke), Ann (Annake), 
widow of Charles, Interest on bond 
ordered paid to, 6:352, 396, 429; 7: 
48, 88, 128, 202, 267. 

Crook, Charles, elected an assessor. 
North Ward, 3 : 328 ; appointed 
overseer of public drain, 343 ; elected 
assessor. Dock Ward, 4 : 442 ; re- 
elected, 469; bond to, ordered pre- 
pared, 6 : 180 ; interest ordered paid 
to, 241, 268, 305; interest ordered 
paid to executors of, deceased, 352; 
executors of, ordered paid higher in- 
terest rate, 396 ; interest ordered paid 
to executors of, 7:48, 88, 267, 284, 

444 ; 8 : 134. 
Crook, Charles, Jr., Interest ordered 
paid to, as co-executor of father, 6: 

35-2. 
Crook, Q^melia, Interest ordered paid 

to, as co-executor of father, Charles, 
deceased, 6 : 352. 
Crook. Elizabeth, spinster. Bond to. 
ordered, 7 : 39 ; interest ordered paid 
to. 80. 129. 211, 284; bond to, ex- 
changed, 285; ordered paid interest, 

428; 8:34, 97. 

Crook, Gabriel, petitions for new 
market, 4 : 426-7. 

Crook, John, cooper, sworn viewer of 
pipe staves, i : 71, 72; elected assess- 
or, 170; appointed ganger, packer 
and culler, 217; licensed gauger, 244; 
elected assistant. North Ward, 333; 
continued overseer of poor, 339; on 
committee to revise laws, 350; re- 
elected assistant, 367; appointed 
overseer of poor and public works. 
383-3; reports. 396^: r mpy oinli w 



Crook (contlniKd)— 

cftreUkef of fortifieations. 41a: rt- 
appointed overseer of poor anJ pub- 
lic wcrks. North Ward. 421; 3:86; 
elected collector. North Ward, 88 

Crook. John, Interest ordered paid to, 
ft dl. executors, 7:284. 444; 8: 134. 

Crook, Robert, elected an assessor. 
South Ward. i:2ia; re-elected, aj7. 
364, J5m; petition signed by, el at., 
10 Cove rnor-in-co unci 1. to prevent 
further letting of land. 345; referred 
to, 347, 3-l8. 349 ; appointed city sur- 
Teyor, 407 ; account of, ordered 
pax), 470 

Crookc. itt Crook, 

Crosb.v, Samuel, elected a constable, 
Monbgomerie Ward, 6:390; sworn. 
394; elected constable. North Ward. 
431; sworn. 435; fc-elccted. 7:34; 
f«mm. 41. 

Croitield, tte Cro»95e)d, 

Croskoop. Ludowick. Lease lo, signed. 
7:413. Ste also Krou;kop. 

Crotly. Henry, butcher. Market house 
ordered let lo. t : 363 : permitted lo 
fence in land, 378 

Crossficid (Crosfidd). Stephen. Peti- 
tion of, kit water Int. referred, 5 : 
393 ; appointed a fireman. Dock 
\vird. 453; reappointed. 6:6, aS". 
315: grant to, ordered delivered. 7; 
36; reappointed iirenian, toi, 146: 
lot of. 193: reappointed fireman. 3S&: 
petition of. rt al, fur water lots, re- 

tteted. 369; lease to, ordered dc- 
ivered, 370 ; reappointed fireman 
MonttFoinerir W.ird. ,187 

Crousifcilii, Baye, taxed for new dodc. 
1:30, 

Crow, IlnKh. elected constable for 
Dock Ward, 3:366; failed to ap- 
pear al iwcarifte in; lined; nnaUe 
lo terve. iSO- 

Crow, William, elected collector. 
MontRonwrie \\'aril. 4 : IS4. 

Crown mntkel. place for election for 



UV. 



\V,t 



I way (r'tni, to 

iise, rctilion of 

ling, granted, j: 

rFgtilate, 7:07, 

(:i-j; appropri- 

-, 23i: report of 

'<■< on levelling, 

r'lidenls, 393'4; 

ln.iage». jot. 377; 

lill 171 itranted. 306; paid 

to H. Defour. 314; 

•amy ofdercd (ani«d 



Cruger, Hon. Hetiry. Land of. _.._ 
vcyed. 4:493, 4941 declines pay fori 
Assembly service, 3 : ^14 ; as an excfrS 
titor of John Cruger (elder), re-l 
plies to demand for license moi 
fecciveri by latter when mayor. 3 
committee appointed to confer witb^l 
about enlarging pier. 449; committee-^ 
reports on conference with, 453-4: ' 
addiiional grant made to. 455; draft 
of grant lo, ordered engrossed, etc., 
456; refuses Assembly pay, 6:164; 
honJ 10, ordered prepared. 356-7; 
balance of occounl. ordered remitted J 
■"• 357. interest ordered paid to. 449! J 
7:55. 105. 190; bond lo. ordered I 
discharged, 190 ; on committee 
College governors to thank __. 
poralion for grant, 24S: petition oUm 






r lots. 




3.U; reported, 339-4o; peiitio 
et al . for rent abatement. 36a-_, 
peiiiiun of. (or water lots, rejeciecl.(l 
410; petition of. for water \<A,M 
granted. .(JS-q; grant to. signed, 453->l 
4; petition of. /J al . for board to re-" 
iect petition lo fill Old Slip, referred, 
8:19; petition of, fl ai. for water 
Int. granted. 41 ; grant lo. approved, 
50. 
Cruger, John (the elder), elected an 
assessor, Dock Ward. 9:329: re- 
elected, 361, 383; elected aldermen, 
3 : (5 : sworn. 17 ; on auditing com- 
mittee, to- reports, at. la; on com- 
mittee lo let ferry, 24; reports, 25, 1 
3a-3: on dock commillee. A ,^; OB.4 
lo establish rates for 4 



-de.- 



45 ; sworn, 48; on auditing c 
tee, 50; reports, 5', M: on commiltokl 
to regulate fees of invitees to ft>--fl 
nerals, 59: on committee to buiMV 
poorhouse. etc.. $9-60; on dockcom-J 
mitlee. 67; re-e!eclcd alderman, fijlj 
sworn. 74 ; on committee to inspee 
disputed election returns, 70; 
ports. 73; on auditing commillee. 
on committee lo finish wharf, 
on committee to remove crane, _„ 
re-flerted al/lermatv. 91^: twom, lOi'J 
a; on auditing comtmMee, til; T^ 
porli, 116; on cominiltre to supporc 
claim Ihat Tliomas CnddringtoOy 
agreed to serve nratis in AssemblrJ 
119: on wirveying comn ' 
re-elecled alderman. IJ6; ! . ,. 

on cmnmitire to bring Dick Adol^ 
to terms, 141 ■ re-elrcleil alderman^l 
- — - suditmg c --■ 



mittce. 152; on t 
inio dockniaater's 



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230 



INDEX 



Crugcr (continued) — 
committee to transfer possession of 
ferry, etc., 168; on committee to re- 
pair City Hall. 175; reports, 176; re- 
elected alderman, 181 ; sworn, 186 ; on 
auditing committee, 186; reports, 
188; on committee to examine ac- 
counts, i8p; on committee to inspect 
land value, i^; on committee to 
survey, 200; on committee to inspect 
alleged encroachments, 202 ; on com- 
mittee to look into claims of widow 
of Johannes De Peyster for back 
pay as representative, 204; on com- 
mittee to lay out ground, 204; re- 
ports on accounts of late Evert By- 
vanck, 205; on committee to re-ex- 
amine accounts of Isaac De Riemer; 
on committee to investigate en- 
croachments on Queen Street, 206; 
re-elected alderman, 210; sworn; 
commissioned justice of peace, 213- 
14; on auditing committee, 214; on 
committee for reprinting city ordi- 
nances, charter, etc.; on surveying 
committee, 216; reports with audit- 
ing committee, 217; on committee to 
petition Council for grant of all land 
'gained out of the rivers," 222; on 
committee to inspect old ferry house, 
224; on committee to inspect land, 
226; on committee to investigate en- 
croachments on public land, 228, 230; 
reports, 241 ; ordered reimbursed for 
public expenditures, 231 ; re-elected 
alderman, 237 ; sworn ; commissioned 
justice oif peace, 242-3 ; on commit- 
tee to investigate petition to build 
new slaughter house, 241 ; reports, 
249-51 ; on auditing committee, 244, 
249; on committee to choose bell- 
men, 245-6, 255; on committee to lay 
out land, 249, 252, 256 ; on committee 
to build wharf, 257 ; re-elected alder- 
man, 264: sworn, 268; on committee 
to lay out street, 266: on auditing 
committee, 269; reports, ?o6; on 
committee to choose bellmen, 269, 
288 ; re-elected alderman, 294 ; sworn, 
299; on committee to view land, 297; 
on auditing committee, 303 ; reoorts, 
307 ; on committee to investigate en- 
croachments, 312; on committee to 
transfer possession of ferry holdings, 
313 ; on committee to have jails re- 
paired. 317; on committee for ferry 
repairs, 318; on committee to prepare 

fold box for freedom of city to Capt. 
*eter Solgard, 322 ; on committee for 
dock repairs, 325; re-elected alder- 
man, 328; sworn, 330; on committee 
to investigate dock receipts, 331 ; re- 



Cruger (continued) — 
ports; on auditing committee; on 
committee to choose bellmen, 332; 
on committee to survey, 335; reports 
from auditing committee, 338; on 
dock and sewer committee, 339; on 
committee to let ferry, 339-40; on 
surveying committee. 341 ; on com- 
mittee to view land, 343; on com- 
mittee to draw up fresh address to 
Governor Burnet, 346-7; re-elected 
alderman, 355; sworn; commissioned 
justice of peace, 357; on auditing 
committee; on committee to choose 
bellmen, 359; reports, 363; re-elected 
c-ilderman, yj^i \ sworn ; commissioned 
justice of peace, 376; on auditing 
committee, 376; reports. 387; on 
committee to conduct re-survey of 
land, 392; re-elected alderman, 394; 
sworn; commissioned justice of 
peace, 396; on auditing committee, 
399; reports, 416; on committee to 
survey Harlem line, 409; re-elected 
alderman, 415 ; sworn ; commissioned 
justice of peace, 422; on committee 
to arrange for enlarging jail capac- 
ity, 417-8, 424; on auditing commit- 
tee, 425; on committee for ferry re- 
pairs, 433; on committee to inspect 
great dock, 441 1 reports, 444 ; on 
committee to sell water lots, 446-7; 
on committee to lay out same, 448; 
re-elected alderman, 452 ; on auditing 
committee, 455; reports, 462; or- 
dered to hold election for assistant, 
46p; on committee to inspect dock, 
bridge, etc. ; on committee to lay out 
water lots, 470; reports dockmaster's 
accounts, 472; on committee to lay 
out land, 475 ; reports, 487 ; re-elected 
alderman, 479; on auditmg commit- 
tee, 482; on committee to lay out 
streets, 4iB8; on committee to petition 
Gov. Montgomerie for confirmation 
of charter, 4:4; signs articles for 
new charter, 8; on committee to con- 
sider measures for securing new 
charter, 9; on committee to build 
new pier, 11; reports, 15; on com- 
mittee to secure keys of powder 
house and accounts of late store- 
master, 14; signs petition for new 
charter, 22; ordered reimbursed for 
fees paid to Surveyor General 24; 
re-elected alderman, 27; sworn jus- 
tice of peace, 29; on auditing com- 
mittee, 31 ; on committee to get loan 
to pay new charter expenses^ or- 
dered to pay Attorney Gfenerals fee 
for passing new (Montgomerie) 
charter, 35; signs address of thanks 



Cnigcr tcontinaec . 
to Gov. Montgomerie, 30, 41 ; ap- 
pointed ijcpuiy mayor: sworn dep- 
uty mayor : Bwom alderman anew, 
under new charter, 43; on auditinff 
cwnmiltec, 47; reports. 62; on com- 
mittee to revise laws. 4? ; on com- 
ffliitcc to import (ire engines, 55; re- 
ports. 56; on committee to see pier 
head enlarged. 58; on committee to 
view lots. 60; on committee to sell 
land : on committee lo lay out land, 
&4, 66; re-elected alderman. To; ap- 
pointed deputy mayor; sworn. J3; 
on auditing committee. 75-6 ; on 
dmntittee to hear claims to land, 
130; on committee to pay off mort- 
gafte. 138: on coromitte« to report on 
petition for land, 141 ; petition of, for 
water lot. granted, 143; on commit- 
tee to arranec for reception to Gov. 
Cosby, ij6; on commiitee lo urge 
passage ol Bill confirming city rights, 
etc, 15:; re-elected alderman, 153; 
•ppoinlci] deputy msvor ; sworn. 
158; on Budilinic committee, 159; on 
commiitee to sell land, 167 ; on com- 
mittee 10 dispose of water lots, 
167-8; reports, 177; on committee lo 
Id ferrv, 168-p; on committee lo 
consult counsel on const i 1 11 t i mini iiy 
of an ordinance against unmarket- 
able Bour, 170 ; on committee on 
ferry repairs, 173; retorts, 176; on 
committee to arrange land sale at 
Turtle Bar, 174; on commiitee to 
survey lot, 177 ; reports, t&t ; on 
committee to investigate land titles, 
166: water lot sranted to. in con- 
junction with Mrs Judith Bayard, 
■■jSo-QO: reippointed deputy mnyor: 
, igp: on Bitdiline committee, 
reports, 243; on committee to 
K Common Council chamher, 
m committee to arbitrate law 
suit. 906; on commillee to invettitcate 
claim of Leisler heirs to swamp land, 
aw: mler lot granted to; on com- 
mittee to report on petition for 
J water lot, 3%^: return* election of 
L^Mxistable, Dock Ward, aatS; ap- 
■yotnted mayor, etc. 460: sworn. 472: 
ft ordered 10 deliver city war itores to 
■tommisii oners of (onitications as 
f-BMded. 48H-1); ordered relmlmried 
llM i>ayine whipper'* salary. AW- re- 
loiMed mayor, etc 8 ; J ; sworn, 
p4-S; »l>poir>l» drpiity mayor: iweari 
Hi other city oflictr*. 5 ; onlcred paid 
for service*. .1 ; Common Council 
meets at house of, t8; ordered paid 
tor ffTvicca, afi; reappointed mayor. 



Cruger (continued) — 
29; sworn, 33; reappointed mayor, 
63: sworn, (14-s; Ik.sIow! frerdoinl 
uf corporation on Governor Cintoii|l 
g6-7; reappointed mayor, etc, 99[fl 
sworn, 101; death of. 131; executonfl 
of, asked to hand over license moneyfl 
received by, 323; reply of executorflfl 
336 ; executors of. ordered to submit I 
their accounts, 333-4; executors of, 
ordered treated with about market 
fees, 6 ! aop. MO; agreement re- 
ported, 162 : large *um paid to cor- 
poration from estate of, 318. 

Cruger. John {the younger), elected 
an assessor, Dodc Ward. 5- '3'; a» 
an cKcculor of John Crnger (elder), 
replies to demand for license money 
received by latter when mayor, 326; 
elected alderman, 463; sworn. 469; 
on auditing committee, 471 ; on com- 
mittee to let market cellars. 475: 00 
committee In consider Slaten Island a 
ferry, 6:4; on committcf to let J 
Stalen Island ferry. 7; on committee 
to receive imported arms, as ; 00 _ 
committee lo draft address to Gov. 1 
Hardy. 24; re-elected alderman, 33; 
sworn, 35 : on auditing committee, 
37 : no report ; chairman of com- 
mittee to settle lottery accounts, t6i 
reports, 47. 54-5. 61 ; to hand over | 
loiterj- balance to recorder. 55. 57iJ 
on committee to suney for ' " 
scales. $0: appointed mayor, t 
wflrd Holland, deceated; swo , ,_. _ 
ordered reimbursed. 98; reappointed 
mayor, 101 : sworn, 105; on commit- 
ter to reque« aid from Province 
toward barracks, iia; on committee 
to buy arms, fire cngiiies, etc, 137-8; 
ordered reimbursed for expenditure^ 
141 ; reappointed mayor, etc., 14^3 
sworn. 150: ordered reimbursed. 1789 
reappointed mayor. 1S4: swontf 
186-7: reports lease of docks. etcM 
ordered to request Lt. Gov, Dr 
Lancey to offer reward for arrest a 
incendiaries. »10; committee 
treat wilh, about market fees. 20R 
aao; reappointed mayor, etc., 123; 
sworn. 335: on committee lo ask 
leave of Assembly to draft Bill to 
raise fimds to pay barracks expcnt^ 
336: bestows freedom of corporatiov 
on Geo Amherst. 335-6; agreemen' 
with, about market fees, reported 
363; rrnfjpointed mayor, »s; s 
367 ; bestow* freedom of 
poratinn upon (iov Monckton, 3719 
reapiwinieo msyor, etc, 304; » 
306: reports Urge sum due tc 



232 



INDEX 



Crugcr (continued) — 
poration from estate of father, John 
Cruger, deceased, late mayor, 3i8j 
reappointed mavor, etc., 346; sworn, 
349 ; reappointed mayor, etc., 391 ; 
sworn, 393; declines assembly pay, 
400-1 ; expresses belief that recorder 
was not entitled to vote in Common 
Council, 408 ; reappointed mayor, etc., 
432; sworn, 433-4; receipt for Eng- 
lish stamped paper signed by, 439; 
signs corporation address to Gen. 
Gage, 441 ; bestows freedom of cor- 
poration on Gov. Moore, 445; 
bestows freedom of corporation on 
Gen. Gaffe, 446; ordered reimbursed 
for bonfire on birthdjiy of George 
III, 7:23; wharf of, 38; allusion to 
liquor sellers licensed by, 58; or- 
dered reimbursed, 63; account of, 
ordered paid, 91, 105-6; former 
order of, reported executed, 161 ; 
bond to, ordered discharged ; ordered 
paid interest due, 190; bond to, as 
guardian of infant, ordered, 289; 
bond to, ordered discharged, 360; pe- 
tition of, et al., for water lot, granted, 
8 : 42 ; grant to, approved, 50. 

Cruger, Hon. John Harris, merchant, 
sworn a freeman, 6 : 436 ; appointed 
an election returning officer. South 
Ward, 7:314; reappointed, 374; 
elected and appointed treasurer, 
379; sworn, 382; to receive books, 
etc., from ex-treasurer, 383-4; to re- 
ceive all quit rents, etc., 384; to re- 
ceive balance from late treasurer; 
authorized to sue for all debts. 403; 
reappointed returning officer, 444 ; re- 
appointed treasurer, 448; sworn, 450; 
to sign new corporation notes, 8 : 55 ; 
reappointed treasurer, 57 ; sworn, 60 ; 
to sign corporation notes, 103; reap- 
pointed treasurer, 108; sworn. 11 1; 
to sign corporation notes, 121 ; al- 
lowed a commission on watch funds, 
130; dirccterl to sij^i corporation 
bills, n.^. 

Cruger, Mary, Grant of water lot to, 
et ai, ordered, 8 : 42 ; grant to, ap- 
proved, 50. 

Cruger, >ficholas, merchant, sworn a 
freeman, 6 : 436. 

Cruger, Rachel, Grant of water lot to, 
et al, ordered, 8:42; grant to, ap- 
proved, 50. 

Cruder & Van Dam, Messrs., corpor- 
ation debtors, 6 : 79. 

Cruger's pier, Committee on enlarge- 
ment of, to range with Pain's pier. 
?;:449; report with terms arranged 
or accepted. 453-4; enlargement or- 



Cruger's pier (continued) — 
dered made, 455; grant of ground 
for, 456; paid for repairing wharf 
at, 6 : 196. 

Crum, John, cooper, sworn a freeman, 
5:246. 

Crummashie Hill beyond the Borce, 
1 : 285. 

Crundall (Crundcll), Thomas, elected 
constable, 1:170; fined for refusing 
to serve, 171; house of, 179; elected 
alderman (Dock Ward). 182; ab- 
sent at swearing in, 183; on auditing 
committee, 185; house of, 189; re- 
elected alderman, 191 ; on auditing 
committee, 192, 193; on committee 
to view lots, 196; on auditing com- 
mittee, 200; on committee to let 
shops in market; reports; on sur- 
veymg committee, 202. 

Crundell, see Crundall. 

Cryger, see Cregier. 

Cultant, Zacharias, cordwainer, ap- 
pointed a public measurer, 7 : 201. 

Cuningham, David, elected collector. 
North Ward, 3 : 09 ; leaves Province, 

91. 

Cunningham, Messrs. Greg, & Co., Ac- 
count of. ordere<J paid, 7 : 344. 

Cup, A gold, ordered made for Gov. 
Fletcher, i : 325, 326 ; presented with 
an address, 326-8. 

Cure, John, innkeeper, appointed a bell- 
man, a : 390 ; ordered paid, 398 ; 
elected constable, West Ward; 
claims exemption, 3:49; house of, 
141 ; accounts of, ordered paid, 4 : 
34. 77 \ again elected constable, 346; 
sworn, 351. 

Curlers (Corlacr's) Hooke, Riparian 
^rant to John Evans of land adjoin- 
mg, 1:364. 

Currier, Petition of tanners for ap- 
pointment of a, 1:21-2; Peter Pang- 
borne appointed, 24 ; no butcher per- 
mitted to be, 24. 

Curtenius, Peter T., elected an asses- 
sor, West Ward, 6:264; re-elected, 
303; as church warden to receive ap- 
propriation for " minister and poor," 
7:98; elected assistant, 126; sworn, 
137; added to auditing committee, 
^Z2t* 139*. account of, ordered paid, 
144; on committee to inspect en- 
croachments, 152-3; ordered paid; 
on committee to consider Trinity 
Church land petition, 159; reports. 
180; on committee to consider land 
petition, 159; on street committee, 
165; reports, 171-2; on committee 
to have washhouse btiilt for poor- 
house, 173; votes of, registered. 



Curtenius (continued}— | 

175 ; on conimiitce lo ered &re 
house ; vote ot, rcEJiiercd, rSi ; 
re-elcctei) assi8t*tit, i8j : twom. 
■8^1 on commidcc lo r«pHir 
jail root, 185; vole of. rtgistered. 
ao4. 20s; oil commiticc lo frame 
rules (or open door mcelingi. 307 ; 
on eoniitiittce to regulate sale of 
bur, 90H; 00 rDmmiuce on lamps and 
lighiers, 308^; to have fire buckets 
nade, 209: account of, ordered paid, 
310; vote of. regiKcred, 316. 317; 
on cointnittee tn meet ret« delin- 
qnenlx, 21Q: on commiliec for jail 
and poorhou»c repairs ; ordered re- 
tmbnrsed. 22.1 ; requests scrutiny of 
rUction rciunts for a»sisiam. 33a: 
declared not elected, zjS-6; con- 
tracted <viih hy cnrporation to fence 
in Bowling Green. z8i : account of. 
ordered paid, mRi 290, 346 (bu), 
1 - 69 : again elected assistant ; 
■worn; appointed to cnmmittees, 711 
on comrnittee to build Bridewell, 8S; 
re-elected assistant, 107; delegated 
lo receive contributions for poor, as 
cfaurch warden, 137, 

Curtis, Daniel, listed voter, West 
Ward, a; 16a 170. 

Custom house near the bridge, i: too. 

Cuoiom house bridge. Committee to 
plonk the, 1 : j,to-I ; ordered filled up 
with dirt 3,11-3 ; land west of. 10 be 
sold, 301 ; Tots to be laid out on weit 
side of. 3'. 19: pUn of, approved. 20; 
accoimf for ouddinK and materials 
for, allowed, 68. 

Custom House Street. L«ave to lay » 
drain in, into sewer in Broad Street. 
J • 449-50; width of. 4 ; 66. 

Customs excise and duties, Prodiuna- 
tion regardinK. 1:99- too. 

Cuslonis. privileges and immunities. 
Andenl. enjoyed bj- ilie rity, 
T ;i03-s ; renewal of. with additions 
requested in a charter, 104. 109-10. 

Culler, William Brown, declines to 
serve as fircinflTi. Eri^i Wjtil, »:6o. 



■J, j;4; 



. . ^(•S- petition 
liavc tuimarkei- 
'■( «tv, 169-70; 

paid, 187. 
;ed an aucttor, 
re-elected, 177; 

r. Dodc Ward, 



Cu.vler (continued) — 
6.3x; fl ttl, corporation debtor*, Tga 
elected alderman, 147: swoni, ly 
ajipointed successor to Wm. Cove 
try on all committees, 1531 ret 
account of sale of corporation a 
ite; on committee 10 build ,_ 
house, 163; to hare wharf rcpaire 
iftj; on oommittee to consider wal^ 
lot petitions. 166; on committee t 
settle barracks accounts, 174 : 
elected alderman, t8j : swo: 
ordered reimbursed. 1 96 ; 
mud from Coentics dock, 317; sue-" 
cessor to, appointed on committeu, 
227 ; sugar bouse of , 7 : 4 ; petition of, 
etM..lot water lots, referred. 37, 74; 
sugar house ol, 61, 129; corporation 
debtor, 91 ; water lot lease to, signed, 
389; roadway reserved in grant to, 

„ 395-6. 

Cuyler l!cnry. ntcrchaiil, of .Albany, 
Bond to, ordered prepared, 4*429;] 
bond 10. ordered discharged. 7:391 

Cuyper, Peter, taxed for new doc*" 
i:i3- 

r)A COSTA, Daniel Nunei, Petiti _ 
'-' signed by. tt al.. for Jewish bnrud 

place, granted, 3:447-8, 
Daillie, Nicholas, listed vo 

Ward. a:i7t 
Daley, tee Dally. 
Uallie, Iff D.illy. 
Dallde. Geotxe, swears allegiance I 

the crown: ■ : 12. 
Dolly I Daley. Dallie. Daly, Daylr)J 

Qitabrlh, widow, Son of 

through smallpox at public expcns 

S: idd; house of, 42a 
Dally. John, non-voter. East Ward. 

3 ; 175. 178. 
Dally, John, ship carpenter, Hui 

of. 5:36. 401 appointed a fireman, 

Montgomene Ward, 43 ; house of, 
341 ; house of, 412; lot 



of. 6:161 



1 fireman. 



:34i: 



pointed, 6 : 7, 250; petition of. tl a 
to have slip cleared, rcferre 
7:77-8: again appointed firemi 
.187. 

Dalser. Teunis, elected a constabll 
Out Ward, 2:15; sworn. 17, 

Daly, Jtf Dally. 

Damask, Paid for flowered, goM I 
etc., i^jlfii 

Daniel, Jo"". admitted freeman. 1 „,^_ 

Dwiielt fDnnielii, Danielle), P»l«f,l 
elected coiitiable. Wen Ward. 2 : iSOJ J 
(woen. 157; listed voter, 168. 17a 



234 »« 

Daniels, , widow, Properly of, 

taxed. I :S2 (twice). 

Darcey, James, goes security for T. 
Elswonh, ferry lessee, 4:172-3,175. 

Darcus, a felon, brought from New 
Haven, 7:437. 

Darlcin, sit Darkma. 

Darkins (Darkin), Robert, Property 
of, taxed, 1:54; elected alderman, 
West Ward, 237; sworn, 238; or- 
dered to oversee new election 
of a 

to repair fort I Real ions, 267 
ports, 268; n 
ground, 272 ; 
sell land; on committee 
pair dock, 274; appointed 
of poor, 285; re-elected alderman, 
366; sworn, 368; on committee to 
take inventory of city records, 388; 
on committee to pave streets; on 
committee to investigate charge of 
obstructing highway, and report, 
308; on committee to ascertain title 
to vacant land before house of Jo- 
hannes Van Brugh, 308-9; on audit- 
ing committee, 320; on committee to 
consider petition tor boundary ad- 
justment, 329; re-elected alderman; 
on committee to survey lots, 333 ; on 
committee to determine method of 
raising funds for needed expenses. 
339-40; on committee to let store- 
houses, 348; on committee to investi- 
gate petition relating to unenclosed 
land before house of Johannes Van 
Brugh, 348-9; reports, 349; on com- 
mittee to revise laws, 353: on com- 
mittee to sell lots, 359; on auditing 
committee, 361 ; re-elected alderman, 
367, 381 ; on auditing committee, 383; 
on committee to repair City Hall, 
387; on committee to determine on 
straightening Broad Street. 401 ; on 
committee to report on vacant land. 
40t ; on committee to make draft and 
estimates of new City Hall, 405. 41T ; 
re-elected alderman, 422; on audit- 



ing 



423-4. 427; 



Darlington, William, elected a con- 
stable. 5:273; sworn, 277. 

Darvall. Frances, Petition of. for con- 
firming grant of land, a : 228. 

Darvall, John, taxed for new dock, 
1:33; property of, assessed, 51; 
elected an assessor. South Ward, 



Darvali (Dervall), Hon. William, ap- 
pointed mayor by Gov. Andros, 1:1; 
orders, concerning making of free- 
men in mayoraltj- of, mentioned, 19; 
listed a city creditor, 44; property of, 
taxed. 51 ; mention of his appoint- 



Dash, John Balthaiar (Balthus), Ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 6 : 232 ; ap- 
pointed a fireman. West Ward, 
7 : 385 ; account of, ordered paid. 
429; 8:4, 61, 109. 139- 

Davenport, Humphrey, taxed tor new 
dock, 1:31; property of, taxed. 54. 

Davenport. John, voted illegally, East 
Ward, 3: 173, 176, 

Davenport, Thomas, listed voter. South 
Ward, a : 164, 165 ; elected an as- 
sessor, 361 ; committee appointed to 
treat with, about leasing dock, 3:36. 

David, the turner. Property of, taxed, 
1:60. 

David, James, itt Davis, James. 

David, John, Sr., listed voter, Eut 
Ward, a : 173, 176. 

David, John. Jr., listed voter. East 
Ward, a: 173. 176. 

David. John, listed voter. West Ward, 
a : 169, 170. 

David, Joshua, Sr.. listed voter. East 
Ward, 3: 173. 176. 

David, Joshua, Jr.. listed voter, East 
Ward, a : 173, 176. 

David, Mutie, Land of, 8: 33- 

Davie, set Davis, 

Davis, Edward, appointed a bellman, 
3:313; ordered paid, 319; reap- 
pointed, 339; ordered paid. 353; re- 
appointed, 364; ordered paid. 375; 
a^ain appointed, 3:20; ordered paid, 
32. 

Davis, Fllinor, vagrant, transported to 
Staten Island, 5 : 466. 

Davis (David, Davie, Davy). James, 
carpenter. Account of, ordered paid. 
4:165, 188. 270. 332, 360; 5:8, 24. 
76; appointed a fireman, 85; account 
of. ordered paid, 109. 138: retires, 
353 ; account of, ordered paid. ^4. 

Davit. Jrihn. elected constable. Dock 
Ward, 3 : 294 ; exempt for being a 
soldier, 2()Q. 

Davis, Jiiscph, innkeeper, ordered paid 
fiir tcviTiil public entertainments, 3: 
35-6; ordered paid quarter's rcnUl 
for temporary City Hall, 60; ordered 
paid rcnl.nl for "temporary court 
room. 76-7. 

Davis, Richard, apjiointcd bellman, 3: 
364; urdered paid, 375; reappointed 
bellman, 390; ordered paid, 39S; re- 
appointed bellman, 435 ; ordered 



_ _vl» (comioucdj— 
paid, 441: rcappoinled. 454: ordered 
(laid gabry, 3 : 6 reappointed bell- 
man, 20 : ordered paid. 3a ; reap- 
pointed, 51; ordered paid, 61, 

Davis, Ruih, widow, urdcccd paid for 
(umdles and expenses incideoul to 
old City Hall, a:qi3; reviewed war- 
rant to pay, ordered, 217; market 
Mall let to. 4-30t; bad debt of, 
mentioned. 416. 

Davis, Saniuel, Property of. taxedi, 1 : 
6a. 

Davis, William, Common Council 
forced lu a&semble all winter at 
house of: ordered pnld (or aecoro- 
modations, a; 239. 

Davit, William, mariner, presents cor- 
poration with podraii of Rt. Hon. 
William Pitt; accorded freedom of 
corporation, 7 : 20. 

Davis. Messrs. Dwight &, Account of, 
ordered paid, 8:1)2. 

Davison, Francis, ordered rewarded 
with money and freedom of corpo- 
ration for services at fire. S : I90- 

Davitts. Thoma.t. taxed for new dock, 

Davy, see Davis. 

Dawsoo. Bus well, elected an asses so r. 
Bowery, 6 : 333, 

Dawson. Charles, elected a constable. 
Bowery, 4:2ig: (worn, 230; market 
sull let to, >3i, 366, 450; owes cor- 
poration, 4t& 

Daw»in, Greenlicrry, felon, arrested 
for alterine bills of credit, 6:369, 

Dawson, Richard, Petition of. <t ai, 
for leave to have cattle killed at 
residences, referred, 7 : Z46. 

Dawfon, Roper, merchant, awarded 
lease of Exchange, 6: 125; ^vct op 
possession, 31& 

Dawson, widow, Ljod of, 7: 171, 

Day. Isaac, elected a constable, Har- 
lem, 6:34; absent at swearing In. 
36; again elected, lot : sworn, 106; 
elected collector, 148: elected an as- 
sessor. 8 : loS. 

D«y, Thomas, Petition ligned by, ft at., 
that unmarketable flour be kept out 
of city. 4:160-70; elected a con- 
stable. East Ward. 4-SiS: meliTible, 
35'. 

Day. William, elected a constable, 
Weat Ward. 7*447; sworn, 450; re- 
elected. «:S5: swom, 60: r*-cle«ted, 
10;, '.*"m, 111 

Di^iy. ut Dally, 

Dean ( r ) John, marinei, iraJteeper, 
Ferry kaied to, J ; 307-8 ', ac^Mnenl 



Dcan(e) (continned) — 
with, ordered engrossed, 3'ii or- 
dered executed, 312-13; to receive 
possesion, 313; ordered summoned 
before committee, 320; ordered i»>^ 
imbursed for repairs to fcrry-houi^ 
,131 ; ordered 10 surrender fern, 
lease, 433; account of. ordered paia 
4.1Q; surrenders lease. 44a J 

Deberville, Monsieur. Stf Ibervill^ 
Pierre le Moyne, Sieur d* 

De Boe, Sir Debow. 

Deboght, fee Debow. 

I>c Boice, tee Dubois. 

De Bois(s>, set Dubois. 

DeboQgh, ii-e Debow. 

Dclioiigh, set Debow. 

Debow (De Hoe, Debosht. Debo 
Debouith, De Bow(e). John, elec 



exempt, 465. 47°; elected collectoi 
6-33; re-efeeted. 65. 100; hands t 
proceeds of lax for bnrracks, tag 
ordered paid, 136; re-elected co_ 
ledoT, 147; again elected collector ■ 
again elected contiable. 223; swon) 
226; re-elected collector, 264, ; 
345. 390: petition of, for water 
7 99- 

De Brossefs), srr E>es Brasses. 

Debrowne, tee De Bruyn. 

De Bruyn < Browne, Bruytt, BruyE 
Bryne, Debrowne, Pe Br^ite), Cap^ 
John (Johannes) Hendneks (Heff 
dridcse. Hendnx), listed a CJI 
debtor, t : 46: property of. taxed, Jlfj 
in dockage arrcnrs. 128; elected C 
common councilman. 157; 00 < . 
tniliee to treat with flov. Dongi 
about vacant land, tfio; on commlM 



168; re-elected common cc 
170 (confirmed assistant in Dongi 
charter, 297); on auditinf; comm' 
tee. 174; elected alderman. 182; 
committee tu sell land. 187; 
BudiiinK conimitlee. iBR; re-clecl« 
aldennan, F.a»l Ward. 204; 
firmed. 207: sworn, 208; on 
mittce to report on treasurer's 1 
coimis, 311; lots of, reported, 3^] 
«cc«>uiil of, ordered paid, 362, ; 
397; on committee to oversee 1 
penditurc of fond rai.ied ta ttf 
foflilicaticitu, 415: ordered paid tm 
militia disbursements. 423; nrdertfl 
reimbutacd for public expenditurflj^ 
a: HI. 
De Dryne. tft De Bmyn. 



936 



INDEX 



Debt, Freedom from arrest for, on 
Fair days, i : 41 ; means to defray 
the city, to be devised, 192; city 
greatly in, 3^7; committee on easiest 
way of paymg, J: 9; items of, 10; 
engagements for, by town of Man- 
hattan to stand, 50. 

Debtors, Room in City Hall ordered 
fitted as a prison for, j : 256. 

Debtors of the city, to present their 
bills, 1:39-40; returns of, by 
auditors, iy-6; ordered paid by 
treasurer, 46. 

Debtors to the city. Treasurer ordered 
to report a list of, J : 325, 337 ; com- 
mittee to report on, 403 ; report, 417 ; 
approved and treasurer ordered to 
collect, 429; report in full, 430-2; 
treasurer to demand payment of 
all, 452; treasurer to demand pay- 
ment from, 3^24; recorder to bring 
actions at law against, 98; list of, 
called for from treasurer, ^; re- 
ported and treasurer ordered to de- 
mand pajrment and report answers, 
445; list of solvent and insolvent, 
4 : 416. 

Debts, city. Mayor calls attention to 
the, 1 : 188 ; assessment for, 230 ; 
money ordered paid to treasurer, 232 ; 
resolution to pay, 390, 396; money 
to be raised by selling land, 391 ; 
report of overseers of the poor on. 
396-a 

Debts, outstanding Treasurer ordered 
to get in, 5: no; committee on, to 
balance bad, on treasurer's books, 
'44t 157; and to direct bringing 
suits, 144, 157; treasurer to adver- 
tise demand for payment of, 195; 
treasurer to demand payment of, 
257; committee on, 325; advertise- 
ment for payment of to be put in 
Weekly Gasette, 392; committee on, 
with power, 441; 6:49; report with 
statements, 52-3; treasurer to de- 
mand payment of, 53; committee on 
collecting, with list of debtors and 
amounts, 79; power to sue and give 
warrant of attorney given, 79-80; 
treasurer authorized to sue for, 7: 
403; paid for assistance in collect- 
ing, 8:93; committee on debts due 
to and from city, 133. 

D(e) Champe, , Uxed for new 

dock, 1 : 30. 

Declaration of deputy mayor and al- 
dermen against the illegal actions 
taken before John Lewin, i : 88^. 

De Costar, Isaac, elected a constable. 
West Ward, 5:308; sworn, 31a. 



Dedeckar, John, a signer (for tlie 
Dutch) of the Articles of Surrender, 
j:52. 

Deekman, see Dikeman. 

Defence and security of city, Two 
hundred pounds to be raised at once 
for, 1 : 352 ; by mortgage on ferry 
for three years, 352. 

Deffreest, see Deforeest. 

Deffrier, Isaac, elected assessor, South 
Ward, 1 : 214. 

Deforeest (De freest), Barent, elected 
collector, West Ward, j:4i6; 
elected an assessor, 3 : 69, 99. 

Deforeest (De Foreest), (jerardus, ap- 
pointed a fireman. East Ward, 7 : I4S» 
2^8; resigns, 8: ly^. 

Deforeest, Hendrick, ordered paid for 
glazier's work, J : 445. 

Deforeest (De ffreest, Defreest, De 
Foreest, Deforest, De Forrest), 
Henry, printer, elected a constable, 
Dock Ward, 5 : 28 ; sworn, 34 ; re- 
elected, 62; sworn, 66; paid for 
printing, 6 : 83 ; appointed a fireman, 
315; 7: loi, 145; resigns, 300-1. 

Deforeest (D Foreest, Vreest), Isaac, 
taxed on property, i : 61 ; appointed 
overseer of poor and public works, 
382-3 ; a : 86 ; reports, i : 39^- 

Deforeest (Deflfreest), Jesse, carman, 
Account of, ordered paid, 4 : 360 ; or- 
dered to supply military watch with 
fire and candles, 5 : 64. 

Deforeest, Johannes, elected constable, 
South Ward, J: 307; sworn, 311. 

Deforeest, John, appointed a nreman. 
South Ward, 7 : 258, 387. 

Deforeest (Defreest), Nicholas, ap- 
pointed a watchman, 4 : 239-40; or- 
dered paid, 252, 460; elected a con- 
stable. South Ward, 5 : 32 ; sworn, 34. 

De Foreest, see Deforeest. 

Deforest, Henry, see Deforeest, Henry. 

De Forest, Sarah, Property of, taxed, 
1 :6i. 

Deforrest, Cornelia, Petition of, for 
lease of vacant lot, referred, 5 : 149. 

De Forrest, Henry, see Deforeest, 
Henry. 

Defour, see Dufour. 

D : ff rz, John Garretts, in dockage 
arrears, i : 128. 

De freest, see Deforeest. 

De Graa, see De Graw. 

De Graaf, Johannes, elected an assess- 
or. North Ward, 4 : I53- 

De Grand, see De Graw. 

De Grave, see De Graw. 

De Graw (De Graa, De Grand, Dc 
Grave, De Grove), Adolph, oc^- 
partner in ferry lease, j:aD. 



Mrd, listed voter. 

West Ward, a: 169. 171. 
De Graw, G»rrit (Gerrcit), elected an 

asjcsior. Norlli Ward, » : 361 ; 

elcotcd constable, 449; sworn, 451. 
De Graw, Garnt, elected a coast able. 

North Ward, 6.183; sworn. 188. 
De Graw, ITerman. licenced carman, 

1 ; atS, 245; voted illegally, Eait 

Ward, a: 17s. '78. 
D« Graw, Leonard, cbciien a bellman, 

3:64; ordered paid, 14<^ '49; listed 

voter, West Ward, l&J. 17'. 
De Graw. Peter, elected a conilable, 

East Ward, B: ISJ: sworn. 156; 

sworn a deputy constable, 237, 376, 

312. 
De Groot, Jacob, sppointed ■ fireman, 

North ward, 7: ico; reappointed, 

West Ward. 14+ 'S?- 
De Groot. John, appointed a fireman. 

West Ward, 7;i«i; reappointed. 

1*4. 257. i86 (North Ward) 
De Groot, Peter, elected an assessor. 

Out Ward, i;3.v; re-elected, aB6, 



D^ro 



De Grusha (De Grushie), Adam, a^ 
pointed a fir«man, Montgomene 
Ward, 7-387. 

De Gru^lia. Elias, House of, 9:459; 
It; 387: appointed a firemiin, Mont- 
gomerie Ward, 7: 146; reappointed, 
k8, 387 ; Bpp-iiuted ferry lessee. 
Cocnties Slip, 8: 12; tease to, signed, 
'S- 

De Grushie. irf De Gruiha. 

De Haen. uf He Hart, 

Dehacrl. tt* Dehart. 

Dliarrietle. Rcnjamin. lilted voter. 
East Ward, a 173. 176; elected col- 
lector for Kifit Ward, 307: »wom 
eomtaMf. Wed Ward, 4 ; 7-t. 

Dr Hart <X)e TUert), Balthaiar (Bal- 
thus), elected conilaUc, South 
Ward, J : 44 ; appoinred high con- 
stable; sworn, 48; ordered paid for 
nnikinff window in City Hall. X17: 
elrrtetr eollector, 5:231; re-elected, 
173. joR, 347; necnunt of, ordered 
paid. 35.!; re-ekcied ccilleclor. 379 

DchaM (Dehacrt), Daniel, taxed (or 
Ttew it'ick, 1:30. property of. taxed, 
so; eleried an nsiMsnr, 157. 

Ddiart, Jacobu*. taxed (or new dock, 
1:33; propi-riy of. taxed, 51; claim 
nf. to land, diiallowed. x>a; land 
before bnose f)f, ordered laid out, 
3St. 



removes, 6 : 14, 

D'Hoiienre. VMIIiam (Gnlilimtafl 
taxed for new dock, CJI; pi 
of, taxed, 56 

D'Hniincur, Johannes (John), puUk 
surveyiT, summoned, 9:235-6; or- 
dered paid for services, and me of 
house, J : 8s, 40a 

De Joncouri. , requested to pro- 
vide dinner for corporation in honor 
of (Governor, atstmblymei). 
cillors and officer*, g: 151. 

Dekay, srr Dckey. 

Dekey (Dekay), JaCDb(us), ordei 
to pay for tnnd now occupied, 3 
land granted to, 4:185; land : 
sold lo, mentioned, 234; above li 
of, ordered surveyed, 250; ri 
353-4. 358-9 : ''lie of land noli 
dispute, 379; ordered iiivestigaii^ 
4og ; bad debt of, mentioned. 416; 
dispute letlled, 432. 

Dekey, Jacob(us) TunisCsen), bolter. 
Property of, taxed, i : 53 ; sigiu 
order excusing elders and deacooa 
from citv watch, 72; an assessor. 
South Ward, 115 ; sworn viewer 
of land : ordered 10 bring in list 
of bakers. 173; directed when to 
bake. 176; a! overseer of bakert, 
ordered lo spread mayor*) pioela- 
mation, 177 : ordered to give notice 
of assite ol brrjd, 195; asks con- 
firtnation ol land title, >: 147-8: 
agreement with, for Und, 148; land 
sold lo. 155 : elected alderman, 04fl 
Ward, 2cw; sworn. 201: on cnmmit^l 
tee In intpecl ditpuled East Wxnil 



mor 

>aa- ' 



election returns, jOS; reports, nrri 

re-etectc>1 alderman, 239; -■■ 

iimallalioin of of&eeri. 



elected alderman, 373; sworn, 37S|i 
re-elected, 286; sworn. 389; 
of. 430 

Dekey, Capt. Teunis (Theunis, TnniiM 
baker, elected an atsesior, f : 1 
elected a common councilman, 1 
directed when to bake, 176: on 
mtttee to raise money to pay 
new charter, 179; ordered to ai 
mayor in surveying swamp . __ 
iBi ; directed to have care of poU 
well, 181. 185; elrctrd 4n 
i8j; ordered to repon < 
land, 185; on street comniittet 
reports. 189; re-elected ass _ 
North Ward, 191 ; added lo aaditi 
commiliee, ig6, 300; on coi 
to iurvcy. Ma; ■ecount of, t 



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Dekey (continued) — 

205; re-elected common councilman, 
214; on committee to regulate car- 
men, 216; on committee to receive 
all fees of charter officers, 224; on 
committee to determine salable land, 
230; on committee to build market 
house, 231 ; on auditing committee, 
234; re-elected common councilman; 
sworn, 236; on committee to receive 
charter fees, 247; on committee to 
determine salable land, 218; on com- 
mittee to lay out Broad Street, 249; 
appointed an overseer of poor, 258; 
reappointed, 265; on committee to 
view land, 264; appointed to attend 
survey. 267; on committee to wait 
on Col. N. Bayard; reports, 270; on 
committee to view highways, 285; 
re-elected assistant, 286; sworn, 288; 
named an assistant in Dongan 
charter, 297; on street committee, 
308; on committee to ascertain title 
to vacant land before house of Jo- 
hannes Van Brugh, 368-9; reports, 
319; on auditing committee; on com- 
mittee to report on unenclosed land 
before house of J. Van Brugh, 320; 
on committee to reserve land for 
public lane, 321 ; on committee to 
view land, 323; on committee to 
supervise repairs to custom house 
bridge, 330-1 ; ordered paid for As- 
sembly service, 404; petition of, for 
cart path from Broadway to be con- 
sidered (». e. Nassau Street), 425; 
agrees to fill up King Street, 2:84; 
chosen an overseer of public works, 
86; listed voter, East Ward, 173, 
176. 

Dekey, Thomas, son of Jacob, elected 
assessor. Bowery, 3:415; served 
with ejectment suits, appeals to cor- 
poration, 4 : 183 ; elected assistant. 
Out Ward, 196; sworn, 199; on 
committee to have old house re- 
moved, 203; grantees of, ordered 
paid, 258-9; grant of land to, 316; 
defendant in suit, 411. 

Dekey, , widow, Lumber bought of, 

3:262. 

De Kleyn, Barent, elected collector, 
North Ward, 3 : 15. 

De Kleyn, Leonard (I-endert) Huy- 
gen, baker, directed when to bake, 
1:176; accused of encroaching on 
property, a: 374; house of, 374-S 

De Lage, Peter, elected a constable. 
East Ward, 4 : 71 ; again elected, 
196. 

D[e] la Maitre, see De Lamater. 

DeUmatar, sn De Lamater. 



De Lamater (Delamatar, Delametre), 
Abraham, elected constable, Harlem, 
3 : 2y; ; sworn, 243 ; land of, ordered 

' surveyed, 4 : 455 ; sworn a constable, 
Bowery, 474. 

De Lamater, ( De la Metie, De Lametre, 
Delametre, Lametre), Isaac, elected 
constable, Harlem, i : 333 ; sworn an 
overseer, a : 186 ; elected a surveyor 
of highways, 3 : 182 ; elected con- 
stable, 394; sworn, 396. 

De Lamater (La Mater, Lamater, 
Lameter), Isaac, blacksmith. Petition 
of, for land, rejected, 6:49-50; ap- 
pointed a fireman. North Ward, 
315; land of, 412; reappointed fire- 
man, 7 : 100, 145, 257, 386. 

De Lamater (D[e] la Maitre, De la 
Metre, Delametre), John (Jan), 
elected a constable, 1:170; elected 
constable, Harlem, 3 : 182 ; sworn, 
186; elected a surveyor of highways, 
355; elected collector, 415; again 
elected surveyor of highways, 479; 
re-elected, 4 : 27. 

De Lamater (Lamater, Lametre), John, 
appointed a fireman, North Ward, 
6:315; paid for service, 417; reap- 
pointed fireman, 7 : 100, 145, 386. 

De Lamater, (La Mater, Lamater, 
Lameter), John, Jr., appointed a fire- 
man, North Ward, 7 : 100 ; reap- 
pointed, 144, 258, 386. 

De Lamater, Samuel, elected a con- 
stable, Harlem, 6:148; sworn, 151. 

Delamater, see De Lamater. 

De la Metie, see Dj Lamater. 

De la Metre, see De Lamater. 

De Lametre, see De Lamater. 

Delametre, sec De Lamater. 

De La Montagne, see Delamontagne. 

Delamontagne (Montagne, Montaine, 
Montania, Montanie, Montanje), 
Abraham, elected constable, Harlem, 
1 : 367 ; 3 : 45 ; elected collector, a : 
151, 202; elected a surveyor of high- 
ways, 272, 329; 3:415; complains of 
not being duly elected, 49; elected 
assessor, 182. 

Delamontagne, Arientie (Ariantie), or- 
dered notified of lapse of lease, 4 : 66; 
house of, 203. 

Delamontagne (De Lamontanie), Eliz- 
abeth, widow, ordered paid for dam- 
age to house, 4 : 55 ; house of, men- 
tioned, 5 : 416. 

Delamontagne, Isaac, elected a con- 
stable. Bowery, 4 : 469 ; sworn, 474. 

Delamontagne (Montagne, Montaine, 
Montania, Montanie). Jacobus, block- 
maker, appointed a bellman, 3*'^^ 
256; ordered paid, 247, 255, 270^ m^ 



ZMamonugne (continued)— 

3Di, 3'7. 333 i reappointed bellman. 
363: ordered paid. j68. 378, 399; re- 
appointed, 401 ; ordered paid, 411, 413, 
435; reippoinicd, 436: ordered paid, 
438; reappointed. 439; ordered paid, 
461, A71, 483; renppoinicd. 4S4-3; or- 
dered paid. 4:12; reappointed, t6: 
cirdered paid, 33. 55; account of, 
ordered paid. 77 ; appointed on 
the watch. i.K-W. ordered paid. 
a«; reappointed. 25"; ordered paid, 
3o6; reappointed. j08; ordered paid. 
198; reappointed, 399; ordered paid, 
3^. i59'- reappointed, 361; ordered 
paid. 308; reappointed. 369: ordered 
Mid. 401; petition of, el al.. to en- 
lance market house, granled. 413-14 : 
ordered paid, J27; appointed a (ire- 
mao, £a»i Ward, 437-8 ; ordered paid 
Ibr watch duty. 460: paid for wotk 
on ferry bam, 5:7-8; resigns as fire- 
man, 163. 

De La Montagne, Jean, gravemaker. 
ordered to report to mayor. 8 : 1+4. 

Delamonlagne, Johannes tjohn), 
elected an awessot. West Ward, 
s:ii6; brin^ in accounts of 
profits from city burial place, 338; 
elected collector. West Ward, 308; 
appointed a bellman, a: 333; reap- 
pointed. 360 : ordered paid, 344. 360. 
368, 378; reappointed, 381; ordered 
paid, 38S, 399: reappointed, 401: 
ordered paid, 41 1, 413, 435. 

Dclamontagne (Montague), John (Jo- 
hannes), son of Isaac, appointed 
a bellman, 3 : 436 ; ordered paid, 
4381 reappointed, 439: ordered paid, 
46r, 471. 4^; reappointed, 48.1-;: 
ordered paid. 4:13; reappointed, 
iG; ordered paid, 33. 55: elected a 
constable, Dock Ward, 318: sworn, 
jjo; petition for new market, 436-7; 
ordered paid, 460. 

Delaniontagne (Dc L.-imoniaine. DeU- 
montanie, De La Monianye), John 
(Johannes), Jr.. appointed a bellman, 
3:346; 356; ordered paid, iSS. 270. 
d& 301, 317, iu; sworn a dci-uly 
coastahle. 4:381; ordered paid. 359; 
appointed a watchman, 9:44: elected 
■n assessor. West Ward, 62: sworn. 



,„. (Mnntattne). Peter 

(Pietcr), elected a constable, Mont- 
gomerie Ward, 4:318; swom, ajo; 
account of, ordered paid, rjn; iwom 
dr4iutr constable, 474 

DcIamoiitaKRe. Sent, tt* Delamanoigiie, 



Delamonlagne (De La Montagncn 
Teunis, elected constable, Harteisf 
3:394; swom. 399; elected a 
394: ordered paid for committee e 
teriainment, 441. 

Del.im on taunt (Montapie). Thor 
elected constable, Bowerr, 3 : aSfU 
sworn. 143 ; account of, orti 
paid. 4 : zS6. 

Delamontagne (Montague), Vincea 
(Sent), elected constable. Bowi 
1 : 381 ; land of, ordered exchange^ 
3: 110; petition of, for land grstd 
rejected, 127; petition of. for lut 
grant, renewed. 129; petition of, t 
make bricks, referred, 334; title 
to laud, questioned, 398. 

De La Montagnie, Mrs. Marj-, Account 
of. ordered paid, 8 : 125. 

De la Montagnie, ift aUo Delamon- 
tagne 

De la Montania. .\hrahani. House of, 

ilto DeUmonla) 



Dela _. 

and Moniania. 

De la Montanic. tee Delamoota) 
and Montania. 

De Lamontanje, _._ _ 

De Lancey (De Lancy, D'Lancy), 
Abraham, Jr.. fettmakcr, sworn ■ 
freeman. 5 :27i. 

De Lancey, Hon. James, Chief Justic^ 
Corporation mongage to. orderetl 
executed, 4:34, 45-6: voted freedom 
of corporation, 44 ; ordered paid ia- 
terest, 46; moriRage to, ordered re- 
deemed. 138; reported done, 139, 140] 
presides at Supreme Court sessii 
388, 303; signs writ of summons 
corporation. 338: present in Couni 
347 ; opinion of, desired in ameni 
charter, 5 : t6i ; Lieutenant Govert_ 
adMiittsters oaths 10 Mayor Hollai 
43.1-4: address to. ordered, 435: a 
dress in full, 426-8 ; replies, 428 ; w< 
sunk opposite house of. 4^: appoi' 
mayor, etc, 464: administers oal 
464; appoints mayor, etc., 4: tot; 
ministers oaths, 105 : letter from, 
questing loan of corporation 
rejected, 132-3 ; renewed appli 
of, granted. IJ4-S ; appoints r _, 
etc., 148. 184; administers oaths, li 
requested to offer reward for ai 
of incendiaries, no. 

De Lancey, Hon, J.imcs. (Jr,) Peti 
of, for water lot, rcfentd. 7 : 37 ; 
poration petition to Assembly to iri(._ . 
proposed Bill relating 10 cordwood 
enlrinled lo. ijli; bouw of, at7 ; P«- 
titlon of. ft a/., for srant of land for 
educational nbjecti. rcferrEd, 3(6^ 



>EIW^H 



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INDEX 



De Lancey (continued) — 

^32; reported, 336; land petitioned 
for, ordered surveyed, 8 : 08. 

De Laiicey, Hon. Col. Oliver, mer- 
chant, Petition of, for water lot, re- 
ferred, 5:227; Hloomingdale prop- 
erty of, to be surveyed, 250; laud of, 
ordered appraised, J^y, 300-7 ; ailusion 
to grant to, 328; report of appraisers 
on land of ; draft of grant to, ordered 
prepared, 333; deed to, ordered en- 
grossed, sealed, etc., ZZ7\ allowed to 
lay out road, 346; endorsement or- 
dered added to deeds to, 354; invited 
to corporation dinner to Gov. Sir 
Danvers Osborn, 421 ; first lessee of 
new Exchange, 435; elected alder- 
man. Out Ward, 464; sworn, 4^; 
proposal of, to advance funds for 
corporation markets, accepted; on 
committee to consider land petition, 
6:3; on committee to ascertain cor- 
poration rights in Out Ward, 3-4. S*» 
on committee to consider ferry to 
Staten Island, 4; on committee to 
lease Staten Island ferry, 7 ; on com- 
mittee to lay out road, 12 ; bond made 
out to, for loan, 21-2; on committee 
to receive imported arms, 22; co- 
importer of corporation arms, 22, 30; 
on committee to draft address to 
Grov. Hardy, 24; re-elected alder- 
man, 34; absent at swearing in, 35; 
re-elected alderman, 66; absent at 
swearing in, 68; refused to be sworn, 
73-4; successor to, elected, 75-6; in- 
terest ordered paid to, 91 ; bond to, 
ordered discharged, 97-8; bond to, 
reported discharged, 104; grant to, 
in trust, referred, 120; said grant or- 
dered signed, etc., 127; to receive 
corporation arms for N. Y. regiment, 
133; petition of, et ai, for water lots, 
referred. 166: granted, 288-9: agree- 
ment of, with persons to work on 
Bloomingdale road. 224; plan of, for 
altering Greenwich road, accepted, 
288: petition of. et al., for grant of 
water lots, referred, 4i<>-ii; land 
grant to, ordered delivered, 437 ; land 
of, in swamp, 7 : 73- 

Dc Lancey, Peter, Petition of, for time 
to finish wharf, granted. 5 : 83. 

Dc Lancey, Stephen (Etienne), mer- 
chant, elected common councilman, 
South Ward, i : 214 ; on committee 
to report on city revenue, 216; on 
committee to report assessments, 
231 ; on auditing committee. 234 ; on 
committee to petition Gov. Sloughter ; 
re-elected common councilman, 236; 
absent, 239; iwom, 249; on commit- 



De Lancey (continued) — 
tee to report on wharf repairs, 250; 
reports, 251 ; on committee to receive 
constables' tax, 256; on committee to 
repair fortifications, 267; reports, 
268; on committee to sell land, 274; 
on auditing committee, 275; re- 
elected assistant, 286; sworn, 288; 
listed voter, South Ward, J : 163, 
165; executes bond with treasurer 
Lurting, 424; elected alderman. West 
Ward, 3:44; absent at swearing in, 
48; declines to serve; tinod, 50; 
presents assemblyman's pay to cor- 
poration ; suggests purchase of clock, 
108; presents clock to corporation, 
^3^-7 f petition of, for strip of land, 
corner of Broad and Dock (Pearl) 
Streets, to straighten both streets 
and lot to build " a large brick 
house" (known since Revolution as 
" Fraunces' Tavern " ) , read and 
granted, 199-200; agrees to import 
fire engines for corporation, 4:56; 
city lots fold to, 138; possession 
given to, 140 ; ordered paid for fire 
engines purchased in London, 149; 
petition signed by, for water lots, 
224-5; amount received from, re- 
ported, 249; asked by corporation to 
urge passage of night-watch Bill, 285- 
6; corporation debtor, 416. 

De Lancey, Stephen, [2d,l Application 
of, ct ai, for use of city arms, 
granted, 7:373- 

De Lancy, see De Lancey. 

D'Lancy, see De Lancey. 

Delanoy (De Lanoy, Dc La Noy), 
Abraham, baker, taxed for new dock, 
1 : 35 . petition of, ordered consid- 
ered, a : 140 ; listed voter. South 
Ward, 164, 166; petition of, to build 
oven, granted. 3 ' 46-7 ; elected an as- 
sessor. West Ward, 355; re-elected, 

374. , ,, 

Delanoy. Abraham. [2<^,] executor of 

James Mills, ordered paid sums due 

estate of latter, in full, 7 : 348. 

Delanoy. Mary, widow of Peter, Peti- 
tion of. for sums expended by her 
husband for city, referred, 2:83. 

Delanoy, Hon. Peter, taxed for new 
dock, 1 : 33 ; assessor. South Ward, 
115; account of, approved. 121, 123; 
not accountable for money paid to 
Joseph Lee. 121, 123; account of, re- 
ported, 124; again elected assessor, 
157; appointed treasurer, 171; elected 
an assistant, 182; reappointed treas- 
urer, 184; on auditing committee, 
185; re-elected astisUnt, South 



Deluio)' (contitiDcd) — 
VVatd. 191 ; on coinmiiicc 10 (jrm 
nt]r revenue ; clioirn cliambrHain. 
iQ3i on higlimrsy eommiim : rfsp- 
poinled treasurer, igj: on committee 
to view lou. iq6: continucil rhMn- 
~l,lNtrIiiii, 204: elected mayor, 306: 
wnfirmed. ao?; account of, orilered 
~ urainrd 3I1: security of, ordered 
ivettigaled; ncennnt nf, orderc'l 
MdiKnl. 237; "Uineil etly treasurer 
in Dongan Charter, 297: house of. 
JI5 j account! of, deceased, ordered 
audited, j:8j. 00. >i.r, accounts of. 
reported, r^, 139. I4«: mayoralty of, 
mentioned in foot note, B : 143. 

DeUplaine (De La Plainc, De Laplaine, 
Delsuline), Jo^buA, Account of. or- 
dered paid, f '.^ 

Delaplaine. Nicljolas, taxed for new 
dock, 1:3,1; propert)- of, atseued, 
so: elected constable, 170. 

Delaplaine, , House of. 7 : J15-16. 

Delapline, lef Delnplaine. 

Dclavall, John, elected treasurer, i ; 120 ; 
in dockage arrcart, I;t8-, elected al- 
derman, 170; report of, on porters' 
rates, approved, 174; reports in full. 
174-6; on committee to draft wharf 
rcgulatiotis ; on auditing committee, 
179; hoii'c of, J3,i: named an alder- 
man in DouRun charier, 297. 

Dclavall, Hon. Capi. Thonia*. merchant, 
taxed for new dock, i ; 34 ; empow- 
ered to adjust all accounts between 
cit7 and individuals, 40, 43, 46; ap- 
pointed mayor, 69: appointed jud^ 
of Court of Admiral^, ?o; copy of 
Gov. NicoUi' commissi on appoint- 
ina him an aldrrman, a: 53; bequest 
ol. mentioned, aa8. 

DeUvall, , Land tit. B ■ .170. 

Delavall's ground, Land to west of, or- 
dered »uri-ej-cd, I : ,104 

Delmaditc, let Talmadge, 

De Looper, Jacobus, reported by chim- 
ney inspector, 1 : 4]. 

Dcnucklcck. Peter, m dockage arrears, 
t: 138. 

Demaree (Deraorce), David, Account 



account of, ordered paid, 443. 
Demaree IDemareii? Hon.] John, in 

dockage arrears. I : 128. 
nemarcit, »•■,• Demaree. 
De Medina, Isaac, Petition signed by, 

tl at., to nake burial place. fraMcd, 

J -447-8. 
Deniayer, ttf !>e Ucyer. 
De Meyer (Defrayer. Demver), Capt 

Nichulas, biker, appointcii aldonnaiii 
Vol. VIII.— 1» 



De Meyer (conlinutd) — 

I ■ 1 ; bsted a city crcditoL. . 

on property (ihricc), 56; cttostn | 
common councilman; on committed— 
on pulilic norVs, i»; rcporls, izijm 
on Long l«hnd ferry cummittec, tsjr 
I i7 ; on committee to learn Gov. Ttonf 
gan's pleasure iilxnil mayor bsuifl| 
election warranti, 156; elected l 
common councilman, 170; dirrctwl 
when to bake, 176; on committee K 
raise money to pay (or new charteRS 
179; elected assessor. Dock Wanjf^ 
236, 286; named assistant in Dongg 
Charter. 3ii7 : mentioned as m. 
for lfi76-7, *: 145. 

De Meyer, William, lifted a city e 

ilor, 1:46; elected an assessor, ITOil 

Demcli, Iff Demi It. 1 

Uemilt (Demelt, De Milt), Anthony, 
baker. Properly of, taxed, I ; 53, 63; 
an assessor, Dock Ward, 115; «- 
elected, 170; sworn viewer of bread; 
ordered to bring in list of bakers, 
173; directed when to bake, 176; aa 1 
overseer of bakers, ordered to cooi-f 
municaie mayor's proclatnatioi 
elected aisiiiant, 191; 'KI con 
to report prices for bread, 193; or-'' 
dered lo keep market house key, t^ 
195 ; ordered to communicate assixe 
of bread. 19; ; on committee to let 
shops in martlet, 302; reports of, oo-^ 
lettmg shops. a03. 

Demilt, Isaac, ordered paid for wor 
on block house, a: 107; listed voterj 
East Ward. 174, 177. 

Demilt. Joost, .ippointcd a watchman 

D^ill, Peter, appointed high shcrUI^B 
»: 117; sworn, 118; ordered paid fori 
executing a murderer, 155-6; listed " 
voter. South Ward, 164. '66; order 
of, when sheriff, 393; mention of 
sums paid to, 314; elected collector. 
East Ward, 383. 

Deraotee, itf Dctruuec, 

d'Motrice, Capt. Nichotas, Lots ot,M 
sold, t:379. 

Dcmyer, itt De Meyer. 

Denire, Peter, House of, 1 

Denier. Qaei, carman, 1 : 3l8, 245. 

Denieur, John, appointed survey©'. I! 
372- 

Deniuiion. Lciiers patent of. ynntej^ 
tn Lewis Carre and f amilj', • •-* 

Demzeaa, Charles, listed voter. Wet 
Ward, a: tea 170. 



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INDEX 



Denne (continued) — 

agreement with, 250-1 ; complaint of, 
acted upon, 257; new lease granted 
to, 278; elected assistant, South 
Ward, 328; absent at swearing in, 
336; sworn, 336-7; on committee to 
fit up corporation pew in Trinity 
Church, 337; ordered reimbursed 
therefor, 338r^; on committee to 
examine state of ferry; reports, 347; 
on survey committee, 350; reports, 
352; on committee to report on pe- 
tition for new road, 352; on survey 
committee, 353; on committee to 
choose scavenger, 354 ; on committee 
to petition Gov. Cornbury, 358; on 
committee to consider petition, 360; 
re-elected assistant, 361; sworn, 
363; on committee to view great 
bridge, ^72; agrees to addition to 
great bridge; on committee to plan 
same, 378; reports; ordered to com- 
plete addition, 379; suit against, 
postponed, 3:4; dock lease to, can- 
celea, 38, 39; mentioned as former 
lessee of dock, 67. 

Dennis, John, elected a constable. 
Dock Ward, 4 : 70 ; sworn, 74. 

Denny, John, Indenture of, as servant 
to George Hannay, i : 81-2. 

Denny, John, elected a constable, Dock 
Ward, 6: 147; sworn, 151. 

De Norcman, sec De Norman. 

De Norman (De Noreman, Denor- 
man), Derick, in dockage arrears, 
1 : 128 : house of, 186. 

Denys, Geesie, House of, as a ward 
limit, 1 : 112. 

Depaap, see Depape. 

Depape (de Paap), John, in dockage 
arrears, i : 128. 

Depape, Peter Jansen, directed when 
to bake, i : 176. 

Depeister, see De Peyster. 

De Peyster (Depeister, d' Peyster. D: 
Peysten D Pystr, Depoister), Hon. 
Col. (Capt.) Abraham, elected an 
assessor, 1:157; elected alderman, 
170; report of, on porters' rates, ap- 
proved; on committee to draft 
porters' regulations, 174; reports in 
full, 174-6, 177-8; on auditing 
committee; on committee to raise 
money to pay for charter, 179; 
sworn mayor, 238; on committee to 
survey land, 258; on committee to 
repair fortifications, 267; reports, 
268; lots of, sold; on committee to 
sell land, 274; as security, 279; 
reappointed mayor, a86; sworn, i&\ 
named alderman in Dongan charter, 



De Peyster (continued) — 
297; signs proclamation for dimen- 
sion of cask a,nd tare of flour, 
324-5; on committee to supervise 
repairs to custom house bridge, 
330-1; continued mayor, 333; proc- 
lamation of, making requisition for 
wood for new battery ordered by 
Gov. Fletcher, 336; proclamation 01, 
levying tax for new battery below 
fort, 345-7; on committee to super- 
vise preparations for defence; on 
committee to revise laws, 350; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 362, 384, 
397; on commission to oversee ex- 
penditure of money raised to repair 
fortifications, 415; land of, 423; 
ordered paid, a : 68 ; accounts of, 
ordered audited, 84; warehouse of, 
294; storehouses of, 360; account 
of, ordered paid, 393; ordered paid 
interest on ferry mortgage, 396; 
house of, ^24-5; ordered paid mort- 
gage discharge, 3:10; mortgage 
money paid to, 13; ferry mortgage 
interest paid to, 26; claims title to 
part of land covered by City Hall, 
A2\ brings suit, 46; to hand over 
funds for repair of City Hall, 175; 
mention of commission of, as mayor, 
for year 1691-2, 8: 149. 

De Peyster, Abraham, [Jr.,] elected as- 
sessor, South Ward, 4:153; peti- 
tion signed by, et al., to nave 
unmarketable flour kept out of 
city, 169, 170; grant ot water lot 
to, ordered executed, 227; elected 
assistant. South Ward, 275; sworn, 
280; on auditing committee, 281; 
reports, 314-15; on market house 
committee, 2^ ; reports, 301 ; on 
committee to hire keeper of work 
house, 305; reports, 307-11; on com- 
mittee to suppress gaming houses, 
311; on committee to choose watch- 
man, 322; petition signed by, et al., 
for water lots, 322-3; yjZ-^'* on 
committee to repair wharves; on 
committee to investigate ferry en- 
croachments, 331; reports, 341-2; 
on committee to report on petition 
for slaughter house lease, 331 ; re- 
ports, 343; on committee to consider 
petition for wharfing, 341 ; reports, 
367-8; re-elected assistant, 346; 
sworn, 350; on committee to choose 
watchmen, 357; reports, 360-1; re- 
elected assistant, 386; sworn, 395, 
396-7; on committee to frame bill 
for repairs to City Hall; on auditing 
committee, 399; on market house 



(03 : reporti, 450 ; on 
I coiisidtr petition for 
lots, 403 ; reports lease of (erry. 
408; on committee to inveiti- 
gate disputed title, 40Q: reports, 432: 
owe« corporation, 416; on committee 
for Cily Hall repairs, 421-3; granted 
oppropriationa, 431; reports. 433; 
on committee for cleaning dock, 
43a; on committee to lay out lot, 
438: on cwmmiltee to consider pe- 
lilioji for water lot, 434-5. 454: re- 
ports. 458-9: re-elected assistant, 
441; sworn, 445: on committee to 
revise laws, 44^: on cotnmittce to 
choose watchmen, 449: on commit- 
tee to have wharves repaired. 456; 
ordered reimbursed for dock expen- 
ditures, 46a; on committee to survey 
profKrsed street. 463 ; re-elected as- 
sisiani, 468: absent at swearing in. 
473 ; on market house commiiiec. 
477-8; reports, 4B9; on commillee to 
revise laws, 476; on commillee for 
wharf repairs. 482-3. 493 ; on com- 
millee to choose walclimcn. 401 ; 
on committee to survey water lot. 
495 ; re-elected assistant, B'3; 
sworn, 5 ; en committee to revise 
taws, 9; on committee to consider 
petition for grant into river. a6: re- 
elected assistant, z8; sworn. 34; on 
committee to inspect strcft, iiS; re- 
ports, 39-40; on market house 



mittee: on 



) lay 



lots, 5a ; on committee to survey 
water lot, 55; re-elected assistant, 
63; absent at swearing in. 65; on 
committee to let market stalls ; on 
committee to rcinspect street ; on 
commitlee to have sewer repaired. 
68; on auditing committee, 69; on 
committee to draft watch law, 75 : 
on committee to consider petition, 
61 ; petition of, for time to finish 
wharf, granted. 83 : on commitlee 
lo repair dock, sewer, etc, 87; re- 
elected assislam. 98: sworn, loa; on 
aiiditinK committee. 103: on com- 
mittee to let markets, io.t-4; house 
of, 117; re-clecicd assistant, i»S: 
sworn, 133; on auditing committee, 
Ijj: 0" utreet commitlee. 141; on 
sewer committee. 141-3; on commil- 
lee 10 inspect land title. 150; on 
celebration committee, 151 ; re- 
elected aMisiant, 153; sworn, 156: 
on aadiling committee, 157; reports, 
169; on committee to amend charter. 



led)- 

to direct build mg 
iTinrkei house. 167; re-elected assist- 
ant. 178; swtirn. 181; on auditing 
committee. 189; reports. 194-5; on 
oonimiltce to consider petition oli 
ferry lessee for abatement of 
190: re-elected assistant, 300; s 
305 : on committee lo h«ve prinU 



office 



of - 



h'estryman, 109 ; 
auditing commit- 
jn committee to locate 
y, 320; re-cleaed assist' 
sworn. 336; on auditing 
. 337; reports, 357; dis- 
sents from order to draft peiitkMi 
for flour embargo. 243; on commit- 
tee to consider petition for lot. 245; 
reports. 346-7; re-elected assistant, 
37a; sworn. 376; on committee to 
remove a markci house. a93 ; on 
commitlee for new pier, a94; re- 
elected assistant. 308; sworn, 311; 
on commitlee to survey pier. 317; 
oil street committee. 323; re-elected 
assistant, 347 ; sworn. 351 ; re-eletited 
assistant, 379; sworn. ^2; on street 
committee. 385; on committee to 
• inspect ditches. 3B6; on committee 
to gel magazine keys from customs 
collector ; reports, 414 ; re-electei) 
assistant, 417; sworn, 434: on com- 
mitter to arrange dinner to Gov. 
Sir Danvers Osbom. 431 ; on com- 
mittee to prepare address to Lt. 
Ctax: De Lancej;. 4*5; m committee 
lo consider petition for land. 435; 
on street committee, 445; On com* J 
mitiee to enlarge pier. 449: report!.! 
i$3-i'. votes to reject ferry petition; J 
on committee to consider {vetiliotl , 
for water lots. 453 ; on committee to 
extend Fly Market, 455 ; on street 
commillee. 457; reports, *:63; re- 
elected assistant. $ : 463 ; sworn, 469 ; 
(m committee to consider land pe>_ 
tilion. 6:3; on committee 
certain corporation rights 
Ward. 3-4. 5; 00 dock committee 

lo-i I ; re-elected assistant, 

sworn, 35; re-el'cted assistant Ggfl 
sworn, 68; on pest-house commit" " 
71; corporation debtor, 79: on c 
mittee lo receive from treasuri 
sum« to discharge cnrporstioi' 
bonds, 97-8; report). 104; 
assistant. lOO; absent at sweaf* 
in, 106; on commillee to confer wlnl 
ferry lessee over c ' 
ings, 136; as treasurer of Province, 
ordered p«id residtje of corporatjon 



244 



INDEX 



De Pcystcr (continued) — 

loan, 134; re-elected assistant, 147; 
«worn, 151; on committee to choose 

?oorhouse keeper, 158; cash receipts 
Pom sale of corporation arms or- 
dered delivered to, 160; re-elected 
assistant, 183; sworn, 187; reports 
from street committee, 185-6; on 
committee to consider Trinity vestry 
petition, 206; on committee to treat 
with mayor and executors of de* 
ceased mayors concerning market 
fees, 209; successor to, on com- 
mittees, appointed, 227; petition of, 
et al„ for water lots, referred, 7: 
37, 74; lot of, 69; grant of lot to, 
signed, 453. 
De Pcyster, Capt Cornelius, Petition 
of, for ^rant of land, granted, j: 
75; appointed inspector of disputed 
election returns, 161-2; declines 
to serve, 162; listed voter. South 
Ward, 164, 166; elected assistant. 
South Ward, 239; not named as 
•worn, though present at swearing 
irf, 211; on auditing committee, 243; 
on committee to report on petition 
of Jas. Spencer to surrender lease 
of dock, 244; on committee to let 
dock, 246; on auditing committee; 
on committee to choose scavenger, 
348; on auditing committee, 255; 
on committee to adjust boundaries 
of lots, 263; on committee to treat 
with Thos. Coddrington, about land, 
269 ; re-elected assistant, 271 ; sworn, 
275 ; on auditing committee, 272, 285 ; 
re-elected assistant, 285 ; sworn, 289 ; 
on committee to choose bellmen, 
290; on auditing committee, 292; 
on committee to inspect dock, 
292; reports, 294; on commit- 
tee for sewer repairs, 297; re- 
elected assistant, 307; sworn, 
311; on auditing committee, 309; 
reports, 316, 317; on committee to 
let ferry, 330: reports, 334; re- 
elected assistant, 383; sworn, 386; 
on auditing committee, 387; on com- 
mittee to report on dock lease, 390; 
On auditing committee, 391 ; reports, 
403; on committee to finish great 
bridge, 392; re-elected assistant, 
416 ; absent at swearing in, 421 ; 
sworn, 423; on committee to super- 
vise finishing great bridge, 434; re- 
elected assistant, 449; sworn, 451; 
on committee to report on encroach- 
ment, 3:2; on committee to report 
on proposals of dock lessees, 4; re- 
ports, 9; on committee to report on 



De Peyster (continued) — 
encroachments, 11; to superintend 
repairs to dock, 12; re-elected assist- 
ant, 15 ; sworn, 17 ; on auditing com- 
mittee, 19 ; on committee to let ferry, 
24; reports, 25; on committee to 
report on dock and wharf, 28; on 
committee to let dock, 36; on com- 
mittee to inspect claim of Messrs. 
A. De Peyster and S. Bayard to 
part of land covered by City Hall, 
42; re-elected assistant, 44; sworn, 
48; on auditing committee, 50; on 
committee to regulate fees of inviters 
to funerals, 59 ; on survey committee ; 
on committee to choose bellmen, 61 ; 
on committee to have ground leveled, 
62-3; on committee to settle dock 
affairs, 66, 67; re-elected assistant, 
69; sworn, 73; on auditing commit- 
tee, 74; on committee for finishing 
wharf; on bellmen committee, 76; 
on committee to remove crane, 83; 
on committee to choose bellmen, 93, 
103 ; on committee to have sewer re- 
paired, 98; re-elected assistant, 99; 
sworn, 102; on committee to thank 
Stephen De Lancev for gift, 108; on 
committee to level ground, 109; on 
committee to choose bellmen, 115; 
on auditing committee, 1 1 1 ; reports, 
116; on committee to support claim 
that Thos. Coddrington agreed to 
serve in Assembly gratis, 119; on 
committee to survey vacant land, 
120; re-elected assistant, 127; sworn, 
129; on committee to notify Dirck 
Adolph to pay all ferry arrears. 
130; on committee to choose bellmen, 
131 ; on committee to procure ladders 
and hooks, 132; on committee to re- 
pair City Hall, 135-6; on committee 
to bring Dirck Adolph to terms, 141 ; 
appointed to receive special tax, 142, 
143; ordered to pay expenses of 
sewer and bridge; account of, 
ordered paid, 149; re-elected assist- 
ant, 147; sworn, 151; on auditing 
committee, 152; on committee to look 
into dock-master's accounts, 157; on 
committee to transfer possession of 
ferry, etc., 168; on committee to re- 
pair ferry-house, etc. ; reports, 171 ; 
also City Hall, 175; reports, 176; 
offers account of receipts from 
sewer tax, 179; re-elected assistant, 
181; sworn, 186; appointed treas- 
urer, 182; sworn, 186; ordered re- 
imbrused for bonfire, etc., 187, 187- 
8; account of, as treasurer of five 
hundred pound tax, reported, 190- 



De Pcysicr (coniiiiued)— 

1 1 on committee to ovenee repairs 
1o sewer, i9?-8; ordered rcitnbktrted 
for bonfire, etc., aoi; on committee 
to rc-examinc accounts of Isaac De 
Reimer, ao6; reappointed treasurer, 
311 ; ordered reimbursed for bon- 
fire, etc., 312, 3i7-i8i bund of, as 
treasurer, ordered deposited in 
maywr's heeptng, 2*4 ; ordered re- 
imbursed for bonfire expenses, etc , 
330: ordered feimbtirsci for ex- 
penses of curpo ration dinner to Gov. 
Bitmet, 334 ; re-elected and reap- 
pointed treasurer, 338; sworn, a4Ji 
ordered reimbursed for bonfire ex- 
penses ij8; accounts of, reported 
audited. 249: wall of, on Broad 
Street, 354 ; ordered reimbursed for 
bonfire, etc.. 359, 261 : amount to be 
paid by, for repairs to Wall Street 
market, ordered considered. aCi; re- 
elected and reappointed treasurer, 
265; sworn. 268; ordered reimbursed 
for purchase of leather chairs for 
corporation ; ordered paid for bonfire 
expenses, 373. 290. 397; reappointed 
treasurer, 295 ; ordered reimbursed 
(or bonfire expenditures. 305. 325; 
accounts of. audited, 306. 306*7 ; 
ordered to keep ferry lease bonds, 
3t j ; reappointed treasurer, 329 ; 
sworn; ordered reimbursed for re- 
pairs to dock. .l.V; ordered reim- 
bursed (or bonfire expenditures, 354. 
335 ; accounts of, audited, j.iS ; 
ordered reimbursed for purchase of 
dotli (or table in Common Council 
chamber, 3,(8 ; tTdered reimbursed 
(or bonfire expenditures. 3531 reap- 
pointed treasurer, 356; ordered re- 
mburscd for expenditures. 358. 368, 
371; reappointed irc-tsuier, 374: 
Bwom. 376; ordered reimbursed (or 
bonfire expenditures. 386 ; amounts of, 
andiled. 3^6-7; reappointed treasurer, 
M4: swrira, 396; ordered reimbursed 
tor bonfire expenditures, 397; reap- 
pointed treasurer. 4161 sworn, 433; 
accounts of, audited. 416: ordered 
reimbursed for corporation expenses, 
417; b-md of TUcupliilus FJsworlh 
as ferry lc»»ce ordered dehvcted to, 
4:53; ,-ir,)crc.l rti;tiliri:*ctl for bonfire 



prnici, 4 j.i4. fr-'ii-iiiiled Ireaa- 
urer, jB; tirom, yt; ordered reim- 
burtcd for bonJii* cxpcnMt, 34: 



De Pejslir (cfnliuued)- 
sworn anew, under new diarter, 4 
3 : ordered reimliursed for annivi^ 
sary eMpensrs: account of, audita 
63; reappointed Ireaaurer, 71 
74; on committee to pay c 
gage. T38; reported done, 139; 1 
appointed treasurer. (54; swoni, "" 
receives bond of ferry lessee, 
account of, ordered paid. 18C; r 
pointed treasurer, ig6; sworn, 30O{9 
re-elected treasurer, 319: sworn, 339;! 
ordered reimbursed k,t expenditutMi ,1 
m; accounts of, reported audited, I 
343 : re-elected treasurer, 376 ; sworn, J 
MT; re-elected treasurer. 347: afr«l 
sent at snearing in. 350; re-clec(«^l 
387 ; sworn, 395 ; account of. reported m 
audited. 4i5-i6; commliiee appointed 
to assist, 417; duties of. enumerated, 
419-X): ordered to collect price of 
land grant, 430: reappointed treas- 
urer. 443; sworn. 445; reappointed 
treasurer, 469; not mentioned at i 
swearing in, 473; accounts of, r*- | 
ported audited. 483 : re-elected treas- 1 
urer, 8:3; ill on sweariiw-in dat^J 
5: ordered to pay Mayor Cruger (or 
services, 3 ; reapiKiinted treasurer, *" 
301 ill at swearing in, 33, 34 
elected treasurer, 63: sick on si 
ing-in dale, 64-5; re-elected t 
urer, loo; sick on swearing-in 
ina; rr-cleccrd treasurer, 139-30;! 
sick on swearing-in date, 131, ijaj I 
re-elected trc.isurer, 154; sick on'1 
swearing-in date, 156; re-electe^J 
179; sick on swearing-in dale. lSf;J 
re-elected, 201: sick on swcarinK-fal ■ 
date. 3o6; re-elected, 333: sworOvJ 
236; accounts of. repcned an ' 
357; to receive from ma>t>r 
license fees, 358; re-cl*cled 
urer, 273; sworn, 276; success 
appoinied. 380-1; deceased. 366. 

De Peyster. Gerrard ( us ) , mercbi 



56. 97. '**■ 203. 255: bond 
charged. 38>i. 

De Peyster, Isa.ic. I^i of, reporle^t 
I ; 251 ; listed voter. Soulli Ward, »!' 
r64. ifi6; petilion signed by, n tfl, 
to Governor -in- Coutiri I. to prrvenj 
further letttna land. 3 • 34S 1 
(erred. 347. 34* 3^9 

I>c Peyster. h.iic. Jr. merchant 
elected an atsctt.ir, South Ward. Ji. 
3?5i aiain elected. 415: elected u- 
sistniii, 4 . ;6: on aiiditinif cnmmittce, 
31 ; on commtllce (o repair City Hall. 
35; sigtia addma o( thanks to Gov, 



iall. i 

i 



24^ 



INDEX 



De Pcyster (continued) — 

Montgomerie, 38, 41 ; sworn anew 
under new charter, 42; sworn free- 
man, 43; on auditing committee, 47; 
reports, 62; on committee to revise 
laws, 47; on committee to view lots, 
60; on committee to sell land, 64; 
on committee to lay out land; on 
committee to repair City Hall and 
jails, 66; re-elected assistant, 70; 
sworn, 74; on auditing committee, 
75-6; on committee to hear claims 
to land, 130; on committee to pay 
off mortgage, 138; on committee to 
report on petition for land, 141 ; re- 
elected assistant, 153; sworn, 158; on 
auditing committee, 159; on commit- 
tee to view land, 166-7; on commit- 
tee to sell land, 167; ditto to dispose 
of water lots, 167-8; reports, 177; on 
committee to let ferry, 168-9; reports, 
176; on committee for ferry repairs, 
173; on committee to arrange land 
sale at Turtle Bay, 174; on commit- 
tee to lay out Bowling Green, 179; 
on committee to investigate land 
titles, 186; re-elected assistant, 195; 
sworn, 199; on auditing committee, 
200; reports, 243; on committee to 
have great gun^ moved, 201 ; on com- 
mittee to arbitrate law suit, 200; 
elected and appointed treasurer of 
corporation, 5:280-1; ordered to re- 
ceive all corporation books, papers, 
etc., 286; re-elected, 309; sworn, 312; 
to attend meetings of committee on 
treating with corporation debtors; 
accounts of, reported audited, 
325; re-elected treasurer, 348; 
sworn, 351; accounts of, re- 
ported audited, 374; re-elected 
treasurer, 380; sworn, 382; re- 
elected, 418; accounts of, ordered 
audited, 425; re-elected treasurer, 
464; sworn, 469; re-elected treas- 
urer, 6 : 34 ; accounts of, reported 
audited. 49; re-elected treasurer, 66, 
loi, 148; ordered reimbursed, 145-6; 
to receive minister-and-poor tax 
from church wardens, 167; re-elected 
treasurer, 184, 223, 265-6, 304, 346; 
sworn, 350; re-elected, 391; sworn, 
394; re-elected, 432; sworn, 434; 
accepts assistant; re-elected treas- 
urer, 7 : 35, 83, 128, 184, 231 ; sworn, 
237; re-elected, 318; vote of thanks 
tendered, on election of successor, 
379-80; asked to hand over books, 
etc., to successor, 383-4; ordered to 
appear before board with account 
books, etc., 390; threatened with 
prosecution for not obeying said 



De Peyster (continued) — 
order, 399; at last delivers up books, 
etc., 402 ; ordered to pay balance due 
corporation, 403; water lot grant 
ordered delivered to, 460. 

De Peyster, James, House of, 7 : 161. 

De Peyster, Johannes (John), first 
sits in court as an alderman, 1:38; 
property of, taxed, 58; commissioned 
deputy mayor, 63; excused and re- 
appointed alderman, 64; mention of, 
as an alderman for year 1676-7, 

8 : 145. 
De Peyster, Capt. Johannes (John), 
[Jr.,1 elected assessor. Dock Ward, 
1 : 236 ; agreement with, about prop- 
erty, 254; asks indemnity for land m 
behalf of [John?] Spratt, 257; re-elect- 
ed assessor, 286, 332 ; sworn to make 
special levy, 363; elected assistant, 
366; on committee to estimate tax 
rate, 377 ; on auditing committee, 383 ; 
on committee to repair City Hall, 
387; on committee to determine use- 
fulness of slaughter house for powder 
magazine, 400 ; on committee to make 
draft and estimates of new City Hall, 
405, 411; on committee to estimate 
cost of common sewer in Broad 
Street, 405 ; reports, 407 ; on commit- 
tee to secure release of house and 
lot from widow Clopper, 408-9; on 
committee to repair fortifications, 
412; on commission to oversee ex- 
penditure of money raised to repair 
fortifications, 4i«;; ordered paid for 
militia disbursements, ^^23; on audit- 
ing conmiittee. .123-4; ordered reim- 
bursed for public expenditure, a: 19; 
appointed mayor, 57 ; sworn, 61 ; on 
ferry committee, 63; reports, 64; is- 
sues warrant to pay clerk's salary, 
78; ordered to sism warrant to John 
Theobald on account of gunpowder 
to celebrate arrival of Gov. Bello- 
mont, 83; ordered to issue warrant 
to Teunis Dckey to fill up King 
Street; to issue warrant to Matthew 
Clarkson for blank books, 84; to is- 
sue warrant to pay Henry Jourdain 
his dues, 85 ; elected alderman, East 
Ward, vice Leonard Lewis, 88; first 
attends Common Council, 94; on au- 
diting committee, 95; on committee 
to view proposed site for mill ; on 
new City Hall committee, 97; on 
ferry committee, 100; ordered reim- 
bursed, 102; account of, ordered 
audited, 105; on committee to report 
encroachments on city commons and 
highways, 107; on committee to 
effect land exchange, 1 10 ; account of. 



•4n 



De Peyrter (continued) — 
audited; ordered j>fcid Assembly sal- 
ary. Ill; on auditing committee, 113; 
re-elected alderman, ir6; sworn, I18; 
staled to be cldeM aldcinian, I3I ; 
on committee lo view bnd. Ml; on 
committee to coniider petition for 
land, 127; on committee to let ferry. 
130, 13J; on committee 10 sell Iniid. 
13*: reports, 138; on committee lo 
■djust terms of sale of wnler lots, 
1^; on committee to coni^ider peti- 
tion for interest money 136; reports, 
137 ; on auditina committee. 139 ; or- 
dered paid for Assembly service, 140: 
appointed bv royal collector to let 
out to (arm whole excise of Kiniis 
county, 141; on committee to farm 
out excise ; on committee to decide 
lerma for letting water lot, 143; or- 
dinance passed to pay account of, 
146; on survey commiltee, 148: re- 
elected alderman. 150: confirmed by 
so«cial committee, is.i: sworn, 156; 
on committee to inform Lt. Gov. 
Nanfan that Common Council was 
sole judge of election returns. 15I ; 
election returns of. protested. 151-3; 
opens court with Mayor Noell, /I ai.. 
■50 ; refuses to leave bench on 
mayor'* (irder; follows mayor into 
court room, 160 : refuse* to give 
mayor poll list of East Ward. 171-2; 
declared not duly elected alderman 
by inspectors of disputed reiornf. 
173-3; list of voters for, 174-5; lislcd 
voter, Ea»l Ward, voles for himself 
for aiderm^in. its: lislcd voter. 178; 
mKally attends Common Cotinctl ; 
naiies disturbance, tSo; again sworn 
alderman. 183; on committee to ex- 
: condition of dock, 1S5 



wd«inRi 



I, 415 ; 



, 420; 



t (n publish fiscal statement o( 
corporalion, 42.1; nn survey commit- 
tee ; on committee lo set up caije. 
pinory. etc , 425 ; on ctimmittee to re- 
pair fcrry-hiaiue, 429; widow of, 
claims back pay due ft~>r hutliand'^ 
'a Assembly. 3: 204. 



De Pey-ter, 


John 


Interest ordered 


SS.-J 


■3f7 


elected assessor, 

■1 304, 


D.- 




. ordered rcim- 

1 for bairackft, 

re.id, itg, lao; 

1, 12B. 120. 145; 


IMid bv [re 




146: appoinied to 


h..y .upi.li( 


1 (or 


harru^t. 153: or- 



De Peyster (continued) — 

dered paid for work on new gaoli),l 
167, 173*4; ordered repaid (or tn-M 
penditurcs on Bcdiows la. pest-hous(;.l 
205; ordered reimbursed for expen^l 
diturcs on new gaol and barrack" 
212, 3ig; account of, ordered t 
24.1-4. 249, 256; account of. ordi 
paid, 283 ; appointed a hay welghei^l 
290-300: account of, ordered 1 
308. .132. 328; elected assessor. M 
^omcrie Ward, 346, 3go; ordered re-l 
irabursed, .152, 356: ordered paid for* 
services, 451 : appointed to assiat.l 
treasurer to collect qiiil rent arrears, f 
7 : 17 ; accepted by treasurer, 35 ; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, SJ: ordered 
reimbursed tor billeting. 59: for 
barracks, 75, 115; for collecting 
debts, 93- 

De Peyslcr. Nicholas, Grant of water 
lot to. ordered delivered, 7 ; 372. 

De Peyster, Peter (Pierre). Petiti 



i,"^«l 



election returns (or alderman. 
Ward, s : 246 ; declared elected al- 
derman ; sworu; 248; on committee 
lo consider petition for land lease. 
251-2; on committee to consider pro- 
posal for land exchange, 252; reports, 
256; on committee lo consider peti- 
tion for water lot. 262-3; on com- 
mittee to level Dcy Street, J65 ; re- 
ports, 290-1: ordered paid for sinking 
ivcll, a6ft; re-«!ected alderman. 273; 
swont, 276: account of, ordered paid. 
282: on auditing commillee, 3^4: re- 
potts, 286: on itirvcying committee, 
289: on committee to pave John 
Street, 293 : on committee to coniider 
pctiijons for water lots. 299; on 
street committee, 29Q-300; re-elected 
alderman. 308: sworn, 311 
eleclion of constable, 312; i-i, ■.«„.- 
mittee to consider Trinily Church 1 
petition for land, 328; reports, Ml 
on committee lo consider petition to 
water lot. Hi; re-elected aldcrman.| 
347: sworn, 351; added to streeCl 
committee: on committee to let mar' 
Itcti. 358; on eommiticc tu Wild 
vault, 359; returns account against 
corporation, 366; report* (mm sur- 
veying cummittec: on gurveiing com- 
mittee, 371 : re-eiected alderman. 378 ; 
tworn. ,i8j : on street coTiimttlee, *; : 
on conimitlet to inspect ditchw. 386; 
on committee lo consider petition 
for water lot. 413 : on turveyirif co«n- 
mitiee, 414: loans money to corpora- 
tion : loan of, to be uMd m part for 



part lor j 

d 



348 



INDEX 



De Peystcr (continued) — 
new Exchange, 415 ; re-elected alder- 
man, 417 ; sworn, 424 ; on committee 
to arrange dinner to Gov. Sir Dan- 
vers Osborn, 421 ; account of, or- 
dered paid, /135 ; on committee to ad- 
just debtors accounts, ^^41 ; no re- 
port; ordered paid for smking well, 
444; votes to reject ferry petition; 
on committee to remove nuisance. 
453; ordered reimbursed for well, 
459 (bts^ : on committee to consider 
petition ot residents of Maiden Lane. 
461 ; re-elected alderman, 463 ; sworn, 
469; interest on loan ordered paid 
to, 470; on committee to revise laws, 
47^; ordered repaid for expenditure, 
476; on committee to consider land 
petition, 6:3; on committee to ascer- 
tain corporation rights in Out Ward, 
3-4, s; on dock committee, lo-ii; on 
street committee, is, 17; chairman 
of committee to receive imported 
arms, 22; reports, 51; re-elected al- 
derman, 33; absent at swearing in, 
35; ordered paid interest, 39; bond 
to, ordered discharged, 55, 57; bond 
to, canceled, 58; reports from street 
committee, 63; re-elected aldermjin, 
65; sworn, 60; on pest-house com- 
mittee, 71 ; no report ; re-elected al- 
derman, 100; absent at swearing in, 
106; bond assigned to, as co-trustee 
of lottery for College, 120; dissents 
from order to lease now holdings to 
ferry lessee, 130; ro-clcctcd alder- 
man. X47: sworn, 151; on committee 
to choose poorhouse keeper, 158; on 
committee to consider water lot pe- 
titions, 166; reports from street com- 
mittee, 185-6; draft of grant to, or- 
dered engrossed, etc.. 7:220; grant 
to, ordered delivered, 335. 

Dc Peyster, William, elected collector 
(East Ward), 4:196, 442, 469; 
(Montgomerie Ward), 5 : 63, 99, 232, 
273; elected an assessor, 154; elect- 
ed assistant, 309; sworn, 311; on 
committee to consider freeholders' 
land proposals, 322; reports, 328; on 
street committee. ^^2^ ; on committee 
to consider petitions for water lots, 
326; on street convnittce, 3.jo-i, 343; 
re-elected assistant, 348; sworn, 351; 
on committee to let markets. 3t;8: 
on committee to let lots. 350; on 
committee to consider petition for 
water lot. 368 ; reports. .170 ; on sewer 
committee, 369; re-elected assistant, 
370; sworn. 382; on street commit- 
tee, 385; on surveying committee, 
414; re-elected assistant, 418: sworn. 



Dc Peyster (continued)— 

424; on street committee, 419-20; 
votes to reject ferry petition, 453; 
re-elected assistant, 464; sworn, 469; 
on committee to consider land peti- 
tion, 6: ^\ on committee to ascertain 
corporation rights in Out Ward, 3-4. 
5; on dock committee, lo-ii; on 
committee to lay out road, 12; on 
almshouse committee, 13; on street 
committee (bis), 14; reports, 15-16, 
16, 25-7, 31-2; on street committee, 
17; reports, 17-18, 18; on almshouse 
committee, 18; on committee to re- 
ceive imported arms, 22 ; successor to, 
on committees appointed, 37; again 
elected assistant, 8:108; appointed 
on all committees of predecessor, iii. 

Dcnoistcr, see De Peyster. 

d'reyster, see De Peyster. 

D:Pej[ster, see De Peyster. 

Depositions taken before John Lewin 
extrajudicial and illegal, i : 89. 

D Pystr, see De Pcj'ster. 

Dc Puis, Nicholas, Property of, taxed, 

1:59- 
Deputy sheriff sworn, 6 : 36, 68, 106. 

De Raviera, see Dc Rcvcra. 

De Revera (Da Raviera, Dcrcvero, 
Derivero, D Revier, Revier), Abra- 
ham, Petition of, for water lot, re- 
ferred, 7 : 328 ; account of, ordered 
paid, 345; appointed a fireman, 386; 
ordered paid on account, 392, 429; 
8:50, 51. 58, 62, 67, 91, 109. 

Dc Revera, Jacob Roderico, elected a 
constable. East Ward, 5 : 347 ; in- 
eligible, 352; successor to, elected, 
358. 

Derevero, see De Revera. 

Dereemer, see De Riemer. 

De Reimer, see De Riemer. 

Deremer, sa Dc Riemer. 

De Riemer (Dereemer, Dereimcr, 
Deremer, Dc Rimer, Dc Rymer), 
Capt Isaac, elected assessor. South 
Ward, 1 : 366 ; re-elected, 381 ; 
sworn to levy special assessment, 
415; elected assistant, 422; on audit- 
ing committee, 427; on committee 
to estimate cost of new City Hall, 
428; on committee to petition King 
to restore bolting monopolv, 431 ; 
reports petition to King William 
III for restoration of bolting 
monopoly, 2:6; on committee for 
relief of poor, etc., 9; reports, 10; 
ordered to report on city laws, 12; 
re-elected assistant, 14; sworn, 17; 
on auditing committee, 18; on sur- 
vey committee, 19; on committee to 
entertain Gov. Bellomont on arriTal, 



De Rieincr <contimi«dJ — 
aB: on ferry-house committee, 39; 
on committee to revise laws. 30 : 
•igng pelilion to Gov. Bellomont lo 
restore bolting monopoly, 33 ; on 
eommittcc to raiie funds lo employ 
agent in England to set before King 
and Lords nf Trade necessity of re- 
tlorifig boltiiiR monopoly, 34; ap- 
pointed high sheriff, 57; on audilina; 
committee. 59: ordered reimbuTsed. 
68; elected alderman, West Ward. 
, 91 : appointed chamber- 



lain I 



91; 



on new City Hull committee, 9^; 
on commillee to view land peti- 
tioned for, gj: on committee to esti- 
mate cost of ne\w public buildings. 
94; on auditing committee, 95; on 
committee to superintend construc- 
tion of new City Hall. 97: on audit- 
ing committee, 99; on ferry com- 
mittee. 100; on dock committee: on 
committee to find temporary powder 
house. 101 ; eo-lessee of market 
house, 107 ; on eommittcc to super- 
intend surveys in Dock Street, 108: 
on committee lo sell land in Dock 
Street. 109; on committee to effect 
Isnd eKChaiige, I to ; appointed 
mayor, 117: sworn, 118; on commil- 
tM to sell land. 135; rents ffrry 
house. 127-8: on ccminiltce to su- 
perintend surveys. 128; on ferry 
committee, 1.10. i,u; i>n commitiee 
to riew land. IJ4; on committee to 
agree on terms o( water lot grant, 
142: on survey committee; ordereil 
paid for Assembly service. 148 ; 
ordered reimbursed for expense of 
posts in church yard. 149 1 again 
appointed high sheriff. i;z; ordered 
paid for lumber and lalwnr in mak- 
ing ehnrcU yard fence, 1S4; ordered 
reimbursed for having streets 
cleaned at time of burial of Gov, 
Bellomont, ijj; ordered paid salary 
tor bellmen. 154, 15s; delivers citv 
charter and leali to Major Noell, 
159; listed voter. East Ward, 174, 
ITT; account of, ordered presented, 
IBS; ordered to han<l over all cor- 
poration books, eit. 194: threatened 
with pTO^tv-iitiiiii, jofi; again elected 
»M'- -- '- ■ " - ' aoa; ratfol 
fi''-'- ■.' in. 3CH, ao8; 



da; ■ ■ .t mayor, con- 

defflflnt bj Oi'nm...ti Council, ai8; 
tummoned before auditing commit- 
t««. fails lo appear, 339; ordered 



X 149 

Je Riemcr (continued) — 
sued. 330; appears in rotirt. but re- 
fuses to hand over vouchers, aji; 
copies of his vouchers ordered made. 
331-a: account* of, ordered audited, 
2M; counsel retained by corporation 
in adion against, 380; recorder feed 
for representing eorporation in ease 
against, 383. aSs. 197; reported 



on comniiltcc to adjust : _ _. 
337; on eonimitlce to raise funds to 
insure more land at Nassau ferry, 
3^1-2; on committee to consider pe- 
tition for new butcher shop; on 
committee to consider petition (or 
new road, 353; on dock committee, 
3S4I reports. 359-60; petition of, re- 
ferred, 35s; on commillee to pe^- 
tioii Gov. Cornhury. 3S8: petition of, 
and account of, referred. 371 ; re- 
ported, 373; petition of. acted on, 
381; aceouni* of. i)rtlcrcd reported, 
385; reported. 387-8; ordered paid, 
393: accoimt with, ordered settled, 
417-18; (ails In meet committee on 
city accounts, 430. 43a; account of, 
in part, 431: account of. as treas- 
urer, 43J ; co-partner in ferry tease, 
3:26; contests Out Ward election 
returns, claiming eleciion as alder- 
man, 70; reported elected, 73; ab- 
sent at swearing in. 73; sworn, 77; 
re-etccted alderman, too; sworn, 
I0I-2; on committee to lay out lot. 
117; re-elecied alderman. 137; 
sworn, tag ; on committee to lease 
land. 146; re-elecied alderman, 148; 
absent at swearing in. 151; account 
of, ordered audited, 3o6; bad debt 
(if, mentioned. 4:416. 

De Riciiier, Isaac. Jr. elected col- 
lector, Stiuth Ward, a : 307; re- 
elected, jafl; elected constable, 
361 j abunt at swearing in. 363; 
again elected constable, 416; de- 
posei lie voted for Johannes Jan- 
sen, 419: appointed pound keeper, 3: 
47; again elected collector, i8t ; ap- 
pointed a deputy conslable. tS6: su- 
perseded as pound keeper, 108; 
ordered paid for arresting burglar, 
its; again elected colleetnr, 355. 

Ot Riemer, Nicholas, appointed ■ lire- 
man. East Ward A -403: reap- 
pointed, 7 ' 100, 14$ 

De Riemer, Peter (Pieter). taxed lor 
new dock, I-33; property of. as- 
sessed, S3. 1S3: sworn a cooilable, 75; 
listed voter, Soutli Ward, 164, 166; 
cleeted ao aMessor, 170; ordered t 



aSo 1"' 

De Riemer (continueiJ) — 

Uke care of a public well, i8i, 185: 

re-elected assessor, 183; account of, 

ordered settled, 235. 
De Riemer, Peter, appointed a fireman, 

Dock Ward, 6:315. 
De Rimer, ite De Riemer. 
Derrick the Norman, taxed on prop- 
erty, 1:50. 
Dernck the woolsp inner, taxed for 

new dock, i ; 36. 
Derrickaon (Derricks), Aaron, in 

dockage arrears, I : i^ 
Derricks on, Adrian, taxed for new 

dock, 1:34. 
Derrickson, Cornelius, taxed for new 

dock, 1 : 30; sworn a constable, 64. 
Derrickson, John, sworn searcher and 

weigher of flour, i : 66 ; appointed 

overseer of chimneys. 67. 
Dersaall, William, taxed for new dock, 

DeriSt, William, ttt Darvall, William. 

De Rymer, tte De Riemer. 

Dei Brosses(De Brosse(s), Desbrose), 
Elias, Petition of. et al., for aid to 
widen alley, 8-475-6; bond ordered 
executed to. 6:0-9; ordered reim- 
bursed for expenditure in widening 
alley, 176; elected an assessor, East 
Ward. 183; re-elected, 222; elected 
alderman, 7 : 43 ; sworn ; appointed 
to all committees vice Mayor Hicks, 
441 on auditing committee. 51; on 
committee to consider water lot pe- 
titions, 53; on committee to adjust 
demands against corporation, 54 : on 
committee to let terry, 57-8; on com- 
mittee to examine land title, 68; on 
committee to investigate encroach- 
ment ; on committee to consider 
water lot petition, 74 ; paving at order 
of, to be paid for, 79; re-elected al- 
derman, 82; sworn, 86; on commit- 
tee to inspect contested election re- 
turns. 8,1; on auditing committee, 87; 
reports, gi-2; added to surveying 
committee, iio; in charge of slip 
cleansing, i ig ; reports from sur- 
vey committee, 122 ; on committee 
to fit up room for Council, 123 ; re- 
elected alderman, 126; sworn. 131; 
en auditing committee. 133; to have 
v.cli ."iunk, 134; ordered reimbursed. 
13s, 1401 01 committee to adjust land 
title, 151; on coi'iniillee 10 renew 
leases, 152: on committee to consider 
Trinity Church petition, 159 ; reports, 
180; on committee to consider land 
petition, 159; application of. for well, 
irranted, 161; vote! of, regiitered, 
175, t8t; re-elected alderman, 183; 



Des Brosses (continued) — 

iwom, i8g: on committee to inspect 
contested election returns, 185; re- 
ports, 187; ordered reimbursed, I{)2; 
on committee to regulate tim- 

lot petitioners. 196 ; bond to, 
ordered prepared, etc., 203; vote 
of, registered, 304, 205: on 
committee to frame rules tor open 
door meetings. 206; 1 
lamps and lighters, 
mittee to adjust ferry a 
vote of. registered, 216. 217; on com- 
mittee to meet rent delinquents, 219; 
on committee 10 consider water lot 
petition. 227; re-elected alderman, 
230; sworn, 237; vole of, registered, 
252, 260; ordered reimbursed, 264; 
vote of, registered ; on committee to 
inspect encroachments, 266 ; on com- 
mittee to inspect flour, 275 ; on com- 
mittee to plan new docks, 280; added 
to street committee, 280-1; reports 
from street committee, 283 ; votes of, 
recorded, 303, 304, 313 ; account of, 
ordered paid. 345; ordered paid in- 
terest, 358; bond to. discharged. 359, 

Dcs Brosses, James, distiller, listed 
voter. East Ward, a : 174, 17? ; co- 
lessee of terry, 3 : 312 ; elected a con- 
stable. 4:153: sworn, 159; house of, 
5 : 36, 40, 141 ; elected collector, 
Montgomerie Ward, 20t ; lot of, 324, 
226, 336, 344; hoiiiie and lot of, 368. 

Deschamps, Isaac, Property of, taxed, 
I : S3. 60. 

Desgrange, Elias, peruke maker, voted 
freeman gratis, 21231. 

Desilla, Mrs. , Property of, taxed, 

I :59- 

Designie. Benjamin, appointed a watch- 
man, 8; IS. 

Desosway (Dussesway), Israel, order- 
ed paid for services, 6:96. 181, 



passage of persons 

7 • 10.1 
D[e] Tronneur. Williai 

1 : 181. 

Devall, Ben, House of, 1 : 315. 
Dcvan, see Devon. 
Dc Visme, Philip, elected a constable. 

West Ward, « : 33 ; ineligible, 34. 
Devoe, Aaron, appointed a firemtn. 

West Ward, 7; 144. 
Devoe, Abraham, elected B constable, 

Harlem, 6:397; 7: "7: swo rn, 133. 
Devoe. Joseph, elected collector. West 

Ward, s;o8; re-elected, laB, 153. 

177. 2O0. 231. 27a, 308. 347. 378, 417- 



House of. 



I 



Devon (Devan), John, elected a con- 
*ublc, East Ward. 6;jSg; swom. 
JM : re-elected, 431 ; 

West 

Devoor (De Voor. De Vorc. Devour), 
Daniel, |i»led voter. East Ward, 
a : 174. 177 

Devoor, David, hands over sewer tax 
collection, 3:179: paid for comini;- 
sioas, 191 ; sumi due from, 193; 
elected a constable, Harlem, i: tg6i 
swimi, MO ; clccied a constable, 
Bowery, 319: tworn, 330; accounl 
of. ordered paid. 359; again elected 
conslnblc. Harlem; not sworn on ac- 
count of election as an asteesor, 
Bowery, 5; 3; again elected con- 
itablc, 154; exempt. 156; ineligible, 
157. 168; elected collector, Bowery, 
6: 148; dected assessor, 265; confers 
wiih committee on encroachments. 

Devoor, David, Jr., elected collector 
and a constable. Bowery, 5; 309: 
Kwom, JI3 ; again elected a con- 
stable, 6 : lot ; lined for not attcnd- 
ioK, 107; again elected constable. 
148; sworn, 151 ; elected collector 
and re-elected conslabic, 184; sworn, 
188; elected a constable. 7:83; con- 
fers with committee on encroach- 
ments, 373-j: account of, ordered 
paid, 8 : 138. 

Devoor, John, elected constable. Bow- 
ery, a:j39: sworn, j,i6, 

Devoor. Johannes (John), yeoman, 
elected a constable, Harlem, 4: 154; 
iwbni, 159; land leased to, ordered 
surveyed, 330; asrees to arbitration 
in land dispute. 384 ; land of, ordered 
inrvcyed. 413; in knd dispute. 
9 T 315 ; old land controversy be* 
Iween. and A. Lefferts recommended 
settled, 201 ; confers with committee 
on encroachments, 7 : 273-3 

Devoor. John, Jr , elected collector, 
llarletn. $ : 4&I ; elecled a constable, 
464; exempt, 465; re-«lccted consta- 
ble, 6 ,vi. ivit'tit. j6; re-elected. 66; 

at in, 613; re-elected, 

i'~ i< cleclcd. 148; 

i" ilector and re- 

el. ;. «wom. J88; 

cc^i-i-- - . I c on encroach- 

De Vore, w/ Devoor 
Devour, ttt Devoor. 
De Vriej. Albert, hsted voter. East 

Ward, 1:175. "78 
De Warham, Jacobui. lifted voter. 

EaM Wnr.l, J - 174. "7" 



EX »5i^ 

De White. Thomas, elected a consta- 
ble. North Ward, 5" 3; sworn, 6; 
ordered paid for setvicei in ti^gfp 
uprising, 45; apuoinled a public 
mcMsurcr, 5:191. Cf. While. 

De Wight, Stephen, Account of, 
dered paid. 7:91. 

De Wilde. Clirislina, widow, innkeeper, 
Acconnt of. ordered paid, 3-435; 

4:61, 150, 187, 33.1. 

De Witt fDewil). John, Land held by ; 
conference with representative of, 
6:300: eleclcd 1 constable, Bowery, 
36^; sworn, 368; elected an assessor, 

Ue Witt. William, Petition of, (or 
lease of common land, referred, 
7:454; rejecled, 8:3. 

Dey. Dirck (Oiricfc). Petition of, for 
land, referred, 4 : 481 ; 9 : 81 ; T«- 
portcd. 88-9; granted, 89; grant to, 
ordered engrossed, etc., 94. 

Dev, Teimis, elected assessor, Wert 
W.ird. I : 183 : re-elected. 191. 

Dey (Dye) Street, Committee on level- 
ing and paving, 3: 365; report, 390-1; 
ordered done, 301 ; report of com- 
mittee on grading. A: 185-6; another 
cummiiiee on, iqo; report, 191-a; 
ordered carried into execution, 193 ; 
penalty for non-compliance, 193 ; 
petition for market house at lower 
end of, 33.";. 

Dey's Slip. Digging out and cleaning, 
7:1611 question of a market at, 
303-4. 

Dias. Isaac Femand-is, listed voter, 
South Ward, a : 163. 165. 

Dickman, tte Dikemsn. 

Dies. John, to hand over provincial 
appropriaiion for barracks, 6:113; 
same reported done, isg. 

DilTercnces, Gov. Bellomont asked to 

reconcile. 3 : 3?. 

Dikeman (Dcekman, Dicknuin. Duyck- 
man, Diiykman, Dyckman). OaUS 
(Clac*), elected collccior. Bowery, 
3:338; 5:99, 

Dikeman, Cornelius, elected a conata- 
ble, Out Ward, 3 : 56. 

Dikeman, Cornelius, son of George, 
eirclcd a conMahle, Bowery, 9:63: 
sworn, 66; again elected cooitabw, 
474- 

Dikeman, Dirck. elected a surveyor of 
ililEhwayi. Bowery, 3 ; 394 

Dikeman. G.-trrett (Gerreu), elected 
collector, Harlem, a ; 339; elected 
consuble. 416; sworn, 431: elected 
a survevor of highwajfi, j:*37; 
riectcd as4(>M>r, 3&4. 



I 



35a 



INDEX 



Dikeman, George, elected constable, 
Bowery, 3:415; sworn, 422; land 
jfrant petition of, referred, 5 : 87. 

Dikeman, Jacob, elected constable, 
Harlem, 3 : 127 ; absent at swearing- 
in time, 130; elected collector, 264; 
again elected constable, 469; sworn, 
474 ; re-elected, 5 : 29 ; sworn, 34. 

Dikeman, Jacob, Jr., elected an as- 
sessor, Harlem, 5 : 232 ; ordered 
served with copy of petition, 247; 
reported for encroachment on cor- 
poration land, 251 ; account of, 
paid, 2^0; suit brought against, 314; 
paid for services, ^60; land of, 
ordered surveyed, 367; survey re- 
ported, 370-1 ; house of, ^73- 

Dikeman, John (Jan), sworn overseer, 
Out Ward, 1:71; appointed a com- 
missioner to hold monthly court, 
Harlem, xi6; again elected overseer, 
237; elected constable, Harlem, 381; 
elected assessor, 2 : 89 ; elected a sur- 
veyor of highways, 362 ; 3:16. 

Dikeman, John, elected collector, Har- 
lem, 4 : 196; elected a constable, 219; 
sworn, 230; elected an assessor, 
5:3; re-elected, 29; sworn, 35; 
elected collector and a constable, 
418; sworn, 425; again elected as- 
sessor, 6 : 223, 265 ( Montgomerie 
Ward); appointed a fireman, 315; 
account of, ordered paid, 7 : 243. 

Dikeman, John, Jr., elected a constable, 
Harlem, 7 : 35 ; absent at swearing 
in, 41 ; elected alderman, Out Ward, 
184; election of, contested, 185; de- 
clared duly elected, 187; sworn, 189; 
vote of, registered, 204, 205. 216, 217; 
presents petition to have slip filled, 
219; re-elected alderman, 231; elec- 
tion of, contested, 232; declared duly 
elected, 235; sworn, 237; vote of, 
registered, 252, 260, 266; on commit- 
tee to inspect encroachments, 266; 
reports, 272-4; security for collector, 
271 ; on committee to prepare draft 
of law on slaughter houses, 285-6; 
reports, 286-8; vote of, recorded, 303 
(thrice), 304 (bis), 312 (bis) ; re- 
elected alderman, 310; sworn, 321 
(see "Errata") ; ordered reimbursed, 
323 ; moves to have petition for new 
market deferred, 326; on committee 
to inspect encroachments, ^27 \ re- 
ports, 337-8; on committee to con- 
sider water lot proposals, 330 ; no re- 
port; vote of, recorded, 350; motion 
of, for new fire engine for Out 
Ward, passed ; on committee to place 
fire engines, 356; on committee for 
ferry repairs, 360; re-elected alder- 



Dikeman (continued) — 

man, 379; sworn, 382; ordered reim- 
bursed, 394; vote of, registered, 402; 
on committee to consider bakers' pe- 
tition, 411; no report; re-elected al- 
derman, 447; sworn, 450; on street 
committee; on road committee; on 
committee to inspect encroachments, 
452 ; ordered reimbursed, 8:1; on 
committee to settle Harlem boundary 
controversy, 4; votes against scav- 
enger law, 49; re-elected alderman, 
57; sworn, 60; account of, ordered 
paid, 81, 117. 

Dikeman, Nicholas, sworn constable, 
Bowery, 4 : 30 ; re-elected, 44 ; elect- 
ed collector, 5 : 3. 

Dikeman, Teunis, elected a constable, 
Bowery, 5 : 232 ; sworn, 237. 

Dinner given to Gov. Thomas Dongan, 
1:96; to the Earl of Bcllomont, 2: 
28 ; tendered to (governor, 3 : in; 
payment for, 1x3-14; to Gov.W. Bur- 
net 3 : 234 ; to Gov. Wm. Cosby, 4 : 
146-7; paid for, 150; in cele- 
bration of surrender of Cape 
Breton, 5:151; to Gov. Sir Dan- 
vers Osbom, 421. 

Dirck, Oom, taxed for new dock, i : 

33. 
Dirckse, see Dircksen. 

Dircksen (Dirckse, Dirxe), Adrian, 
Property of, taxed, i : 55. 

Dircksen, Andrew, listed a city cred- 
itor, 1 : 45- 

Dircksen, Claes, listed a city creditor, 

Dircksen, Cornelius, listed a city credi- 
tor, 1:44; taxed on property, 51; 
listed voter. East Ward, 2 : 175. 178- 

Dircksen, Emmete, Property of, taxed, 

1:57. 

Dirt, Paid for hauling, 6 : 261 ; for 
carting, from near the fort, 422; for 
carting, 7 : 160, 172, 442; 8 : 4^1. 

Dirt, muck or stones, not allowed to be 
placed in the streets, 1:7, 29 ; in 
front of each house to be swept up by 
occupant every Saturday, 28, 136, 
137; 2:75; "<^t to be dumped near 
the dock, 1:44; to be carted from 
streets every Saturday, 224, 247; to 
be carted for filling in custom house 
bridge, 331; to be raked up every 
Friday and removed by carmen on 
Saturday. 2:144; ordinance for re- 
moval of tlie flirt and filth in the 
streets, 195-7; "ot to be swept into 
channels in time of rain or flood, 
4 : 103 : fee for carting and penalty 
for refusing to cart, 103-4. 



DifJte, ttt Dirckten, 

Uiiputes over election of ceruin alder- 
men and assistant in 170], 3:159- 
81; seiited, :8j. 

Dittemp'^r, Conlagiotis «ntl malignant, 
raging, a : x>i : morUl and infectious, 
in south-eul part of city, g: 11B-19, 

Distillint!, Inspector* of grain for, ap- 
pointed, 1:25: Bill wanted prohibit- 
ing, in tlie city, 3 : 30b. 

OltcTies being made by N. Bayard and 
others. Committee lo inspect, s ; 386. 

Dilloo (Dillos). Ctaiis. reported by 
chimney inspeelors, 1:43; property 
o(, taxed, 59- 

Ditlot, ttt Ditloo. 

Oiviiion line between ground of J, 
Van Zand[ and city m Out Ward, 
Committee to adjuil, B'zzj.ijd: re- 
port encrgachnicitl, ^64; cDnimiltcc 
to run line, 49I' 

Division line wiili lUrlem. Committee 
10 run. 3 : 409'io: report, 4tt-i2; ex- 
penses, 4^-7, 441; p:iid for survey- 
it>K' 4j>, 470; paid chain bearer for 
running T. Dekey's ^rant, A-iltt. 

Division Street, Committee to regulate 
and pave, 6: 249: report, with diree- 
tioiH. 254-5; paid for fencing six lots 
in, and paving. 7 : 55- 

Dixon, lames, witness. 1 : 83-4. 

Doanc, Richard. Account of. for tim- 
ber, ordered paid, 8 : 64. 

Dobbins, Anthony, elected a constable. 
Nortli Ward. Jiaoo; sworn, ao6. 

Dobbins. George, elected a constable, 
North Ward. 3: 153; sworn. 156. 

Dobblett (Uoubleit), John, admitted 
freeman, 1 : 395 ; listed voter. West 
Ward, a: 168. 170. 

Dobbs (r>obs), Adam, blacksmith. Ac- 
count [if, cirfiered paid. 4 ; 370; 
elected a conttftblc. South Ward. 5: 
t of, ordered 



ptirf. »S ; 7 ; 393- 
Dobbs, Charles, appnuitcd a watchman. 

{; 44 : place desired by, for making 
ricks, ordered viewed. 60; petition 
of. /I ol, to have board refuse to 
Imsc BeeWman'j Slip, referred. 6: 
364; acc'iunlof. ordered paid. 7:84. 

Dobb», Walter,' elected constable. Bow- 
ery, 1: 157. igi. 

DoblM, William, appointed a bellman, 
1:339: ordrtnl paid, kj; appointed 
tcaveneer. 3^; ordered paia, 413 

DobU. William, raarinw. Petition of. 
for leaie of land, granted, g '■ ^9^ '■ 
draft of lease to. ordered engtodscd, 
404; fitta leave to repair nharf. 
40s: corporation debtor, 6:79: lot 
lexMil to. ordered r«-l«i, 317; kl in 



•55^ 

Dobba (continued) — 

Ksscssion of. 337; lot formerly 
ised to, 3^. 333; appointed keeper 1 
of Bridewell, 7193; to lay out sum I 
on Bridewell. 971 account of, ordered I 
paid. 103, 107. no. 114. :z4: receive* \ 
articles for Bridewell, las: ordered I 
paid ateuuijt. 134, 136, 151. i6a-3. 
176, 19a, xS. Jt3. 317, a43. Ml. 264. 
a67, m. 3*1, 3a7. 34a 371. 3W; 
agreement with. 414; acoouiii ol, 1 
ordered paid, 416, 4ai ; resigns, 435; 
ordered paid. 438, 

Dobs, sre l)ol)t>s. 

Dock, docke. or viarfe. Levy on all 
merchants for the building ol the, 
1:9^ 10, 18; taxation for. levied, to, 
18; estimated coit of stone and work 
to be done wi. 17; levy on traders 1 
for tlic, 35-0: assessment and tax for, 
aO-37; benefit of. asked for the city, 
no: allowed, iii: no vettel to he 
or andior in mouth of the. and to 
lie outside for one tide only. 144: 
dispusitiun of land in the. left to the 
mayor. 181: report of sale of. 188; 
Governor desires buildings at the. 
to be uniform, 188; farmed out lo 
Jarvis Marshall, 192. 203 ; J. Marshall 
ordered to repair, aio; and inlet 
ordered lo be repaired. 21a: regula- 
tions relating to. confirmed, ^i 
commillcc on letting the, aso; offers 
declined, 2$»; leased to Jervais Mar- 
shall, 252; twenty feet further into 
the, next the bridge, to be sold. 356; 
purchasers of lots to build a stone 
wail, asg: to use dock mud for filling 
in, 259; purchasers of land fronting 
on llie, released from keeping up 1 
repairs on, 270; patents changed and ' 
sigtied. 272; Jervais Marshall and 
committee \o repair damasc done to, 
by a ilorm, 274; wharve«. bridge and, 
291; confirmed to city, HH. 193; to 
be let to farm for three years, 
^58; boats entering ttipi in Smith's 
Vly to pay same rates to farmer ol. 
358 ; demising and farming the, 
3G1 ; let lo farm for seven years. 
364-5; terms and conditions of lease. 

e-S; rates of dockage, 3/^; paid , 
engrossing lease of, ^: grant I 
of land fronting on the, to Alderman | 
Cortluidt, 3^; ordered snrvcyed. 



trant of a ^lip of ground by the, to 
. Van Cortlandt, 419: tanners of, 
summoned for not repairing, a: 30; 
public house of office on the. ordered 
cleaned. jfK 63; commtRee on dun- 



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INDEX 



Dock (continued) — 

ing the, 80; vessels or boats not to 
lie at, longer than for loading and 
unloading, 84; committee to attend 
to cleaning the, 97, 101-2; on con- 
ditions the dockage is farmed for, 
100; on farming for next seven years, 
101-2; committee on condition of the, 
185, 187; five pounds paid to P. 
French for relinquishing lease of, 
190, 214; committee to re-lease the, 
190; report and conditions of 
lease to James Spencer, 191 -3; 
farmer of, petitions to surrender 
his lease, 244; terms of surrender 
granted, 246; wharf to be repaired, 
^7f 250 ; bad condition of, 294. 

Dock, see also Dock and slips; Dock, 
Great, and Port, dock and bridge. 

Dock, the great, Damage by storm to, 
ordered repaired, 3 - 325-6, 349 1 paid 
for repairs, 330; revenue of dock and 
crane called for, 331, 377; report on, 
3J2; expenses, 334; mouth of, to be 
deaned, 339; paid for repairs, 358; 
committee of inspection, 441, 470; 
report repairs needed^ 443*4 ; ordered 
cleaned, 444; committee of inspec- 
tion, 470; boats and wrecks to be 
removed from, 477 ; pier on west side 
of mouth to ht built, 4:11; report 
of committee on building, 14-5; pajd 
for building, 25; merchants will 
lengthen, 57-8; committee to repair 
dock and wharves, 254, 327 ; paid for 
repairs, 270-2, 330, 360; committee 
on cleaning, 422, 456; paid for, 461- 
2; committee on repairing wharves, 
bridge and common sewer, 482-3; 
paid for cleaning. 488; report of 
committee, 493; bridge and common 
sewer in, ordered repaired, 5:56; 
west pier of, ordered repaired, 56; 
committee on repairs, 87, 117; paid 
repairs, 176, 188-9; ordered repaired, 
199; B. Skaats to remove sixty scow 
loads of mud from, 326; Luke 
Roome to remove same, 396; com- 
mittee to repair, 401 ; paid for re- 
pairing, 6 : 145 ; wharf ordered re- 
paired, 163; paid for building new 
dock outside of the, 181 ; for smith's 
work on pier, 218; for repairs, 402; 
committee on repairs to pier on west 
side of, 7 : 21 ; petition and offer for 
an addition of two hundred feet, 32; 
granted and ordered at a cost of not 
over one thousand pounds, 32-3; 
work on, 100 ; spur fronting the west, 
to be repaired, 114; contract for 
repairs on, made, 11^-16; paid, 120, 
125; work on spur of, 165, 169. 



Dock and slips, Laws and ordinances 
for government of, i : 393 ; 2 : 22, 
184, 223', conditions for farming the, 
104-5, 191-3; for seven years, 104, 
191; dock to be clcanetl, 104-5, 191-2; 
rent payable quarterly, 105, 192; 
sureties, 105, 192; same wharfage for 
dock and slips, 105; revenue to go 
for cleaning, 105; farmed to Philip 
French, 105 ; treasurer ordered to de- 
mand arrears of rent from J. Evetts 
and T. Clarke, 106; lease to French 
ordered drawn, 107; wharves to be 
raised eighteen inches and kept in 
repair, 192; penalty for failure to 
give bond, 193; receipts to farmer, 
193; liberty to erect cranes, 193; 
lease executed by James Spencer, 
193; petition that west side of dock 
be filled up, 201 ; committee to let 
to farm the, 246; report, 247; to be 
cleansed by the farmer, 247, 250; 
further conference with Ellison 
ordered, 249; Ellison bre^s agree- 
ment, 250; terms of lease to L. 
Symes and others, 250-1 ; slip on the 
west side to be filled or cleaned, 251 ; 
farmers of, authorized to arrest per- 
sons indebted for dockage, 257; 
wharves on north side of ordered 
raised and paved, 258; new lease 
granted to farmers on retirement of 
G. Vanhome, 278, 280; stairs to 
be made on each side of the little 
bridge, 279, 284; cartway in, on west 
side obstructed, 286^7; inspection 
committee appointed, 292; report 
conditions of le^se not carried out, 
294; committee to see that covenants 
are kept, 354* 390 ; report, 359-^0 ; 
suit against lessees ordered, 408, 442- 
3 ; postponed and committee appoint- 
ed, 3:4; report, 9; dirt at west end 
to be leveled, 12; payment for, 13; 
repairs on wharf and leveling, 19; 
committee of inspection, 28; Capt. 
Symes to repair wharf, 30, 38; A. 
Ham appointed dock master, 35; 
committee on farming the, 36; lease 
of Symes and Denne canceled, ^; 
committee on affairs of the, 66-7, 
76; committee on cleaning and com- 
pleting wharves, 76; amount due 
from A. Ham, dock master, 84, 116, 
137; to be repaired, 137, 138; Bill 
for raising five hundred pounds for, 
138; cleansing the, 138, 141; commit- 
tee on work on, 142, 143; payments 
for bridge through, 149; dock master 
to pay receipts to treasurer, for 
cleaning, 180; account of expendi- 
tures for cleaning, 191-3; mud to be 



Dock and slijis feoniinotd)— 

r*mov(J frcjin, J28, jji ; wliarvis eii- 
dosing to be repaired, 238: paid A. 
Ham for cleaning, 233. 238; bridge, 
sewer and wall, 3S4: paid, 362: new 
wharf on wcsl side ordered, as?; 
cleaning otrl mud. 291 ; paid for, 305: 
dumping diintt and asncs on west 
>ide o{, forbidden, 318; leveling, 3181 
damage by storm tnipected. 325; 
ordered to be farmed, with condi- 
tions. 4:346-7; let to Andrew Law. 
248; rent ordered to Ec demanded 
01, 358 ; ordered to be let. 42'. 455 : 
leased to A- Elbeitsc. 425; expenses 
of committee, 434; revenue to be 
applied 10 cleaning dock and repair- 
ing wliarves. 456; leased to S. Rich- 
ards, 457; expcn«es o! committee, 
458: ordered to be let, 483; leased 10 
B. Skaats. 488; ordered to be let, 
8:18; leased to B, Skaats. tg. 47, 
83; bond of B. Skaats released, to?; 
relet to B Stca.iii. 112, 140, 148; bond 
released, mo; l"se to i745 de- 
livered lip, ifi?; re-let. 168; bond re- 
leased, igi; re-let, igi; bond re- 
leased, 217; new lease made, 218; 
cleaning slips. 334 ; teased to 6. 
Skaats. 24Q ; bond released, 349 ; 
lease executed. 25!;; repairs, 382; B 
Skaats given leave lo repair at city's 
expense. 291-2, 326; leases sealed, 
30a: bond released, jtq; leased to 
B Skaats, 31S-6; I'MC executed, 
340; Skaats allowed for repairs. 354; 
bonds released, 367: let to Luke 
Roome with condition, 396; account 
allowed on rent. 432; advertisements 
for letling, 441-2; Icated 10 Garret 
Cosine. 448; advertisements. 6:8; 
committee on elatms of Luke Roome. 
lO-I : lea*ed lo Adolph Brass, 13 ; re- 

eiring docks, 47; advertisements for 
ting, 48; rent due frnm A Brass, 
S3; due from G. Cosine or Luke 
Roome, 53; adveniscmenii, 85, 125: 
notices to dndi masters in arrears, 
143; advcTtisanetits, 164. saj. 316, 
310; leated to John Griffith, 310; 
deaning slips. 294. 309: advertised 
for letting, 7:5; leaied to Loke 
Roome. 14; leaie executed. 17; a<l- 
vertisemems, 152: leased to Luke 
Roome. i^S; lease executed, 160: 
Insed to }. Criffiib and J. 
Bingini. 2(^ : lease engrossed and 
excelled, 278; terms n( diichargB of 
I,«ke Roome, J4S-6; petition o( L, 
Roome for funhcr abatcmcM of rent. 



at .551 

Dock and slips (continued) — 
347; leased lo J. Binghnm, 430: ad- ' 
vcnisemcnt. 8:82: leased to John 
Bingham. 87-8, 91. 

Dock in North River, Paid on account 
of building. 7:328, 34s ; ordered re- 
paired. 8:, 17; appropriation for. 50, 
51, 58, 6a, 6?, 76, gi ; timber for, 46; 
b,ilance paid on, 109: for filling up, 
n-;. 

Dock, old, in South Ward. Paid for re- 
pairing. 6:224-5. • 

Dock under Fish Market, Paid tor re- 
p.-iirs to, 8 : 38. 

Dock Street named, 1 : 190 ; lots In, or- 
dered (urveyed, 321 ; confusion in 
laying out lots in, 329: ordered re- 
aurveyed, 333-4; committee repoit 
matter settled, 35.1 ; compUInt of Col. 
Bayard, 355; adjusted. 3s6-7; sur- 
veyor's fees paid, 359; more survey- 
ing, 361 : committee to examine what 
vacant ground mav be in. and report 
401 ; inhabitants of. to build a wharf 
or street, in consideration of grants 
of vacant Kround, 406; ground in 
rear of to be sold. 410; petition of 
freeholders on, regarding rear of lots 
next the Eajt River. 430; draft of 
grants. 423 ; drafts of grants for land 
sold in, J : 9 ; mayor to execute deeds 
for, 13; purchasers of to pay up, 30; 

Bece of land in, granted to G, 
uyckinck, 23; cartway from wharves 
to slip, ordered laid out. 80; grant 
for surplusage of land in, 107 ; treas- 
urer to demand payment for grants 
of land in, 106; purchasers agree to 
pay. 108; surveyors to lay out their 
respective lots, 108, 109: surplusage 
of land, log; ordered sold. 109: sold, 
iio-i: ordered paved, 144: residents 
of, granted permission to dig a weQ 
at their own cost. 149: leave granted 
to H Vandcrhule to make a cellar 
under. 257 ; lumber, barrels, staves 
and rubbish ordered removed from 
the, 25S : cnmiiiiiice on surplus slip 
of land in. 263 ; lots on, ordered laid 
out, aRo; committee lo lay out land 
In. 350. ,!S-l: report. 353, 354; per- 
mission given lo build an oven under, 
3:215: purchasers of lots fronting^ 
to build a whirf. 4:308; grants 3 
water lots on, 226-7 : lot No. a, 217, 
232 : eommillee to regulate and pare. 
Bijfa. 367: in (he Dock "^ • 
387-8 

Dock timheipaid for. S:SS. 

Dock Ward, Bonnilarie* of the, ■ : tta, 
order for election of an affcssor tor 
At, 155: usenoTs in. lo amend their 



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Dock Ward (continued)— 
valuation, 168; election of consuble 
ordered in the, a : 2B9, 337 ; inhabi- 
tants complain of encroachments on 
the street by building, 374; election 
for constable in ordered, 3?4, 452, 
454. 455 : election of constable in, or- 
dered, 3:40, 43, 48, 113; of a col- I 
lector, 183; of a constable, 243. 295, | 
375, 416; of an assistant, 469; of I 
constables, 4:197, 219; scrutiny of I 
•election of I73S "". 276, 279; election 
of constable, 351, 387, 471 ; election | 
of constable for, ordered, g : 29, 32, 
202, 277; petition of inhabitants of, 
referred. 289; election of a constable, ' 
419. 464; 6:37. 38. 41. 43. '07, 108. 
189. 227. 236; of an assistant, 330; ' 
of a constable, syt, 394, 396; of an 
alderman, 383; of a constable, 7: 

Dock wharf, City's right to, i : 131 ; 
conditions imposed taken off, 127, 
133; petition that comer lot at west 
end of wharf be let, S : 83. 

Dodcafce, Arrears for, 1 : 122 ; should 1 
be inquired into. 134; T. Coker to 1 
furnish list of vessels in arrears for. I 
137; Cox and Jacobs to report, 127; ' 
granted more time. 131 ; harbor 
master ordered to collect. 133 ; for 
vessels, sloops and boats belonging 
to this port, 143-4; accoimt of col- 
lections of, given in by Mr. Smith. 
151; sloops and boats in arrears for, 
to be levied upon. 151 ; attempts to 
■void pa]ring. 3 : 197 ; power to arrest 
for, granted to farmer of dock, 19S; 
to be charged to city, 3: 229: report 
on dockage and cranage, 332; dock- 
master ordered to collect and pay ar- 
rearages of, 387 ; A, Ham to pay 
amount due. 472, and to make out 
list of arrearages, 472-3; profits of 
dockage and wharfafie granted to 
the corporation. 4 : 6, 20 ; to be paid 
yearly on vessels belonging to the 
port, 97 ; every voyage by vessels not 
belonging. 98; new law for. 6:i68- 
72; for the ferry stairs to be paid 
by the board to the wharfinger, 
7:23. 

Docking ground between that of B. 
Peck and the widow Garrcau. Paid 
for. s : 142. 

Dock- master. Allowance to Jarvis 
Marshall as, 1:190; Anthony Ham 
appointed, 3:35; allowed thirty 
pounds per annum, 83; committee to 
recommend a, 441 ; Andrew Law 
recommended, 444 : Andrew L«w ap- ■ 



Dock-master (continued)— 

pointed, 444-S; to collect arrearage* 
for dockage and cranage, 473; to re- 
move wrecks from dock and slipt, 
477- 

Dock-money, Luke Sancton appointed 
collector of, 1 :99; rate of, 99; to be 
let to farm, 160; let to the highest 
bidder, 172 ; orders and regulations 
for, 365 ; regulations for paying, 
4 : 99-100. 

Docks, Committee given power to alter 
the, s : 172, 173- 

Doctor, Amount paid J. Kerbyle as, 
1:206. 

Doctor and physician of the port »p- 
pointcd, 4 : 430. 

Dodanc, Anthony, ordered paid for re- 
pairing statue of VVIlliara Pitt, 8: 5. 
16. 

Dodge, Amos, elected a constable, 
Montgomeric Ward, 6 : 101 ; re- 
elected, 148, [84, 233, 265; sworn, 
106, ISC 188, 226, 268; elected col- 
lector. 148; re-elected, 184, 223, afe 
304. 346, 390. 432; 7: 35 ; appointed 
high constable. 6:304; reappointed, 
347. 39". 432; 7:3s, 81 (by Board); 
sworn. 6:306, 3S0, 394. 434; 7 : 4'' 
86; account of. ordered paid, 6:305. 
331, 38J; petition of. et at. to have 
Beekman's Slip cleared, referred, 
7:77-8. 

Dodge. Jeremiah, application of, to 
be workhouse keeper, referred, 6: 
161. 

Dodge, Samuel, elected an assessor, 
Montgomeric Ward, 7 : 35. 

Do'lfie. Thomas. Water lot grant to, 
ordered delivered. 7:372 

Dogs, Order regarding mischievoul, 
3 : 407-8 

Doniiu.1,-1., Fr.iniis, appointed a fire- 
man. Monigomerie Ward, 7 : 387 ; tc- 
(MUiil of. ordered paid. 398; «»n- 
plair.s of fireman. 438, 

Domintck. George, bricklayer, appoint- 
ed one of the public measurers, 7: 
179; account of. ordered paid, 44i> 
463; 8:90. 125. 

Dominick. Messrs Hardenbrook «, 
ordered paid for timlicr. 8 : 79. 85, 
109. t " 



156 
Dongan (Dungani, Col. Thomas, Ar- 
rival of. as Governor ; commission 
read. 1:96; dinner given to, 96; 
present in Council, tos ; commissioBS 
mayor and aldermen, 107: holds 
Council. 110; procIaRiatkm of. grant- 



Donma (continued)— 

ing p<tilimi of mayor and aldermen 
for chiiigr>1 form of city govcm- 
3 Jamc« Gra- 



money, 136; address to, about East 
Jersey irade. 130*1 ; petition ordered 
prejeiited to, (or lonrmnation of 
fmoer ordinance*. 141; petition to. 
in full. 141-3; petition to, about fire- 
wood, 145-6 ; proclamation of, ap- 
pointing mayor and aldermen, I47-8; 
proclamation of. restriciinyr bolting 
of lloiir to New York Cilv. 152-3; 
pracUmation of, cotnniisMoninK may- 
or. I5V : proclamation of. against 
wearing concealed weapon*. 160-1; 
tirndnmatian of. about giving infor- 
mation and taking affidavits, t66; 
proclamation of, dissolving Assembly, 
1C6-;; petition to, tn aprpoini mayor 
and sheriff, 171; proclamation of. 
about harbarins and trading with Trt- 
dians, 178 ; proclamation of, prorogu- 
ing Assembly. 180; charter granted 
by. mentioned, 33Q; letter ordered 
written 10. about ownership of lot, 
^4'3; property claimed oy, aSo; 
claims of, to land ordered investi- 
gated; reported, 283; new city char- 
ier granted by, in full, 390-305 ; bolt- 
ins privilege confirmed by, » : 37 i 
garden of, mentioned, iia; lands for- 
merly belongini; 10, to be used for 
worklionie. etc., 4:2^0-1; allusion 
to clianer granled by, 6 : 433. 

Dopp. Walter, granted a liquor license. 
1:81. 

Doro, William, cooper, admitted ■ Irec- 
man. s : jofi, 

Dofjbletl, )ff Dohblell 

Doughty, Charles, appointed a fireman. 
South Ward, 7:258; reappointed, 
387- 

Doughty. Edward, Jr. appointed a 
firem.iti, South Ward, 7.3B9; suc- 
cessor to, appointed, 8:6;. 

Doun (Dow). Andries, listed voter, 
West Ward. J: 169. 171; ordered 
paid u scavenger. 441: deceased. 



443- 

Douw, Ariantie, widow of Andries, ■[>- 
pointed scarenger in Ins stead, s: 
44j: ordered paid. 443. 44S, 45S1 3^ 
4-S. to. 

Douw. Cj[it Crtjil fCatieit.Gerretl). 
r'. L:ndlman. Out 

V 238: on cnm- 

(■ i.jBs: elected 

a... , £S; oedercil 



EX 157 ^ 

Douw (continued) — 
to hold election for surveyors ol 
1iJi;hways and fences, aSg: on com- 
mitlcc to report on unenclosed land 
before house of Johannea Van 
Brugh, 3J0; re-elected alJemian: on 
survey committee, 333: on committee 
ordered to supply wood tor new 
haiicry of Gov. Fletcher, 336; re- 
ports. 336-7: re-elected alderman, 
afi?, 381 ; ot( conimiitcc to wait on 
Goveraor-in-Council, 403: on com- 
mission to oversee expenditure ol 
funds raised to repair funificalions, 
41s: on committee to arrange about 
lot in dispute, 417; on auditing com- 
millce. 418. 423-4; again elected al- 
derman, a: t;: sworn. 17, 

Oouw, John, ordered paid salary aa 
scavenger, 1:397, 420; reported a 
city creditor, a: to: listed voter, 
West Ward, 169. 171, 

Dow. see Doiiw. 

Dowler, William, listed voter, Eaal 
Ward, a : 174. 177. 

Downing, Capt. Dennis, master of ship 
Alexander, brings over corporaiioD 
librarj-, 4: 10. 17. 

Downs. John, vintner, elected a con- 
stable, North Ward, 4:155: stvora, 
15a 

Drain into Whitehall Slip. Leave 
gramed M. Schuyler 10 lay, s '■ i?'- 

Drains, ordered in streets in Mont 
gomeric and Out Ward?, j: iSi: rer 
port 193: from Wall Street to East | 
River, 252. 257; at Peck's SliR 307- 

Drakc, Jasper. Markets leased to, 
8^447: iKtition of, el al. to have 
slip cleared, referred, 7:77-8; peli- , 
tion of. (or lot, referred. .147- ' 

Drake, Joseph, elected an assessor, 
Montgomeric Ward. 7 : Rj ; sworn, ' 
87; re-elected. 127; sworn, ij*: peti- . 
tion of. fl al; " Sons of Liberty.' for ] 
leave to erect a second liberty pol^ , 
denied. 103-4; account of, ordered { 
paid, 36Q1 

Drewe. John, Sii;nature e(. 10 indent' 
ure of John Denny, i : 82 

Drissius, " Mother " (Eliubctb), taxed j 
dock, 11.10: property of, 1 



I 



Droilhiet (t)roi!hett>. Paul, elected 1 
collector. Dock Ward, a : 14 ; elected 
aMiilant. .108; sworn. 3"T re-elected 1 
assistant. 3X): sworn. 3J6: on survey J 
commitli-e. 350; reports, ,1S>; on snf 
vey eommlttec. 353 : 00 commitiee |i 



■58 W 

Droilhjet (continued)— 
elected assistant, 301 ; sworn, 363; on 
committee to plan addition to great 
dock, 378. 

Drummond (Dumond), Robert, ap- 
pointed a bellman, a: 209; ordered 
paid, 332; reappointed, 243; ordered 
paid, 248, 260, 278, 281 ; reappointed, 
291; ordered paid, 298; appointed 
high constable, 3:17; reappointed, 
45 : does not serve, 48. 

Drunkenness on the watch forbidden, 
I : 8, 9, 91, 93 ; of Indians, 25 ; not 
allowed in public houses, 134. 

Daane, Anthony, Esq., goes security 
for ferry lessee, 3 : 163, 167 ; elected 
an assessor, East Ward, 478; petition 
signed by, et al., to have unmarket- 
able flour kept out of city, 4 : 169-70; 
elected a constable ; appointed high 
constable, 319; declared exempt, 
223-4; goes security for terry lessee, 
409; on committee of College gov- 
ernors to thank corporation for land 
grant, 7; 248; voted to be asked to 
act as counsel for corporation in Os- 
wego market indictment. 260; de- 
clines, 262 ; opinion of, asked in ques- 
tion of double office holding, 383, 
405; opinion of. reported, 399, 400. 

Duane, James, Esq.. Opinion of, et al, 
in Hunters Quay "se reported, 7:79. 

Du Bois (De Boice, De Bois), Mat- 
thias, elected constable, South Ward, 
3:35s; sworn. 357. 

Du Bois, Walter, elected an assessor. 
West Ward, 8:378; re-elected, 417- 

Du Bois, Wandcl (Wendel), appointed 
a fireman. East Ward, 7: 145; rtip- 
pointed, 258, 3S6. 

Duces tecum. Writ of, served on the 
Mayor, a : 181 ; Council votes to dis- 
regard, 183. 

Ducking stool, ordered built on wharf 
before Town House, 1 ; 238, 253, 
267; mending the. 384- 

Dufeur (Dcfour, Dufour). Henry, Pe- 
tition of, for damages sustained in 
leveling Crown Street, referred, 7: 
301 ; ordered compensated, 314, 377. 

Dufeur, Tennis, elected a constable. 
North Ward. 4:441; sworn. 445; 
elected collector, Montgomerie Ward, 
8:464; eleaed a constable, 464; ex- 
empt, 465. 

Duffie, Duncan, on petition appointed 
a public measurer, 6:277- 

Dufour, tee Dufeur. 

Dunn, John, public whipper, ordered 
cloihed at corporation eapinM, • : 71 ! 
ordered paid salary, 63, 0. 



Dugdale, William, elected an assessor, 
.Dock Ward, 3 : 181 ; petition signed 
by, to build house for rope making, 
granted, 193; paid for "a line," etc., 
226 ; petition of, to extend rope walk, 
granted, 288; proposal of, to build 
powder house, 288-p; holds office of 
sheriff, 317; reappointed high sheriff, 
328-9; sworn, 329-30; reappointed, 
356; reports jail breaking, 362; re- 
appointed. ,174; sworn. 375; ordered 
paid for building gallows, 385; re- 
appointed. 394 ; ordered to oversee 
jail repairs. 406: reappointed, 416; 
sworn. 422; ordered paid, per Art 
of Assembly. 456, 

Duke of York, governmental source of 
authority in proprietary Province of 



levelling of, approved and ordered 
carried out, 7:314-15. 

Duly. John, elected a constable, Bow- 
ery, 6 : 391 ; ineligible, 395 ; successor 
to, elected, 397. 

Duncan, George, merchant, elerted con- 
stable. North Ward, refuses to serve, 
a:27S-6; aBain elected, 4:347; ex- 
empt, 351 ; as cleric of Assembly, 
ordered paid for services, 5 r 172. 

Dungan, jee Dongan. 

Dunghills, near custom house bridge, 
Paid tor levelling, 3 : 41 ; ordered 
levelled, 50; west of the dock to be 
levelled. 3:257, 318 

Dunks. John, elected constable. East 
Ward, 3:394; incompetent to serve, 

Dunn. Cary, elected an assessor. North 
Ward. 7; 317- 

Dunn. John, elected collector, North 
Ward, 3:264 

Dunlap. John, elected constable, East 
Ward, j:i5: absent at swearing-in, 
17; l.ind granted to. el al., as Pres- 
byterian trustees, for church, 7 : Ta. 

Dunmore, Rt, Hon. John, Earl of, Cor- 
poration address to. as Governor, 7: 
339-40; freedom of corporation con- 
ferred upon, 240 ; addresses pre- 
sented to ; reply from, 241 ; gold box 
and entertainment to, ordered paid 
for, 2S3 ; appointed governor of Vir- 
ginia, 294. 

Dunscomb. Daniel, cooper, produces 
release of real estate, 6:321-2; pe- 
tition of, tor land, rejected, 7:61; 
as public packer, ordered served with 
copy of pork regulations, aoj-io; ac- 
count of. ordered paid, 362, y)3- 

Dunscomb, John, cooper, appointed a 
fireman. North Ward. <:4ff-'; *>•* 



Dimseomb (conlnined) — 
chnTged from office of tirtman, g ; 
215J elected an usessot. 231: re- 
elected, 27i\ elei-ted a constable, 6: 
3j; appointed high cooMable, 34: 
swom, 36 

Dunscomb, Samuel, elected cotleetor, 
North Ward, 4:70; elected an as- 
sessor, West ward, 195, aiS. 374. 
386; elected collector. South Ward. 
9:98. 

Duptn (Du Poy>, Nicholas, swtari 
allesiince to crown, i : 12-. taxed for 
new dock, 3i 

Dn Puy, SIC Dnpiti. 

Durham, Jolin. e'cetcd a constable, 
Duck Ward, 6:147: sworn, 151: 
again elected, 190: re-cleetei aaa; 
sworn, Zj6; account of, nrdereopaid, 
as3-+ 

Duryee, Abraham, Petition of. d a/., 
(or Dew almshouse keeper, sui- 
taiiicd, A: I3-IJ} as a chumi warden 
of city to receive funds lo relieve 
poor, 403-4; petition of. tt al., 
granted, 40S; petition of, tt al,. re- 
ported on, 7:0-7; meets committee, 
7; grant lo. ordered delivered. 36; 
discharges bonds on order of cor- 
poration, 7a: as a church warden, to 
receive approprintion tor "minister 
and poor, 89, gB; account of, or- 
dered paid, 333. ih^. 371 ; 8 ; 38, 137. 

Duryee, Folkcrt, shop keeper, swom a 
freeman. 5 : 264. 

Duryee, Jacob, elected an asiessor, 
Motitgomerie Ward, 7 : 35 ; re- 
elected, 83 ; sworn, 87, 

Duryee. John, elected an assuror, 
MontBOmerie Ward, 5:4>8, re-elect- 
ed, 464 ; house of. 6 : *J2. 

DusbrouKh, Hendnck, Jr, sweati alle- 

Dussesway, atr Detotway. 

Dutch. The government received from 
th«, 1:6; people or vessel*, may 
freely come of go. 9:49; freedom 
at conscience granled to, 49; not 
10 b« pressed for war, 49; 1° enjoy 
their own customs as to inheritance, 
go; any desiring to travel or trade 
to have certificate of deninnship, 50. 

Datch Reformed Church, Petition of, 
for a lot of BTuund. 1:360; patent 
granted to, 3&>: buys tot in Garden 
Sircct. a6i ; deed for, executed, 266. 

Dutict. (iatei of to be referred to 
Governor and Council, 1:132: pay- 



Dur^'ii'V^ '" Duyckinck. 



Duyehynk, it* Duyckinck. 

Diiycken, jtr Duyckinck. 

Duyckinck ( Duyehingh, Duychynk. 
Duyeken. Dnycking. Duykinjife), 
Dychinekjj Chrislopher, appointed a 
Kreman, East Ward, 7 ; 145 ; reap- 
pointed, asS, 386. 

Duyckinck, Evert, taxed for new dodt, 
1:31; taxed on property. 51, 51S; 
petition of, concerning land, 33 1, 
3^. 393; land of. as boundary, 366; 
ordered prosecuted for encroach- 
ment, a : 37fi-7 ; elected constable. 
East Ward. 415; absent at swearing 
in, 421 ; fined for refusing to serve, 
433; ordered paid for painting coii> 
stables' staves, 3.321; house belong- 
ing lo assigns of, mentioned, 7 : 214. 

Duyckinck, Capt, Gerrett (Gerardus), 
iiainier, elected an assessor. Dodc 
Ward, 1 : 191 ; elected assistant, xii^; 
confirmed, iOT I sworn, 208 j on audit- 
ing committee, 311 ; agam elected 
assistant, a: 14; sworn. 17; ordered 
to pay fijted rate for land grant, 
23; on comreitlee to entertain Gov. 
Beltomont, aS; on committee to rc- 
pufr public oflice on dock, 30; signs 
bolting petition to Gov BellO- 
mont, 33: on committee to repair 
jails, s?; ordered to pay for 
land, lab-?: accepts terms. io8| 
grant to, specified, 109; elected ai- 
lector, 271 ; elected an assessor, aSiSj 
re-elected, 308; elected a conil 
329; absent at swearing in. 336. 
etnpicd, 337; ordered paid for mak- 
ing Kin^s arms for court roor 
^34 ; agam elected assessor, 452, .. 
4:27. 195. 218: account of. ordei 
paid, 205; grant of water lot ortlci 
executed 10, 211. 

Duyckindc. Gerardus, elected a 
stable. Dock Ward, 4:a7Si d 
to. swom. 2B1 : elected an uieito^ 
»:«#; swom, 103; again elected la- 
*es«>r. 347; re-elected, 379; accouni 
of, ordered paid, 451 ; grant to. or- 
dered prepared. 7:372; grant to, 
signed. 389. 

Duyckmdc, Johanna, Water lot grant 
to. stKzied, 3 : 389. 

Duy eking, ler Duvckinck. 

Duvcknian. ifr Dikrman. 

Du)king(r). tte Dnycktntk. 




■ Diken 



Dwi^lIuiK bouse and ground al ferry 

on Long Island, Cummittee to p«i- _ 

chaie, of John Suydam, 

bought, 222-3. 
Dwelling house and liit i.. 

told to dty by I. Honftdd, g : i 



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INDEX 



Dwight & Davis, Messrs., Account of, 
ordered paid, 8 : 92. 

Dychinck, see Duyckinck. 

Dyckman, see Dikeman. 

Dye of dyers and hatters not to be 
poured in streets, 5 : 120. 

Dyer, John, elected constable, East 
Ward, 3 : 263 ; sworn, 268 ; again 
sworn, 294, 299. 

Dyer (Dyre), Hon. Capt. William, as 
member of Governor's Council, pres- 
ent at sitting of mayor and aldermen, 
1 : 20 ; listed a city creditor, 46 ; prop- 
erty of, taxed, 54, 62 (twice) ; action 
on accounts of, deferred till his 
arrival, 122; two accounts of, pro- 
duced, 124; expense of passage of, 
disallowed, 205; mention of his ap- 
pointment as collector of revenue; 
presides as mayor at Common Coun- 
cil, 8 : 14s ; commissioned mayor by 
Gov. Andros, 146 ; reappointed by Lt 
Gov. Brockholls, 147, 148. 

Dyre, see Dyer. 

pAGAN, John, elected a constable, 
*^ Montgomerie Ward, 5 : 418; sworn, 

425. 

Eagle brigantine. Passage money paid 
to owners of, 3 : 229. 

Eagle (s), William, elected a constable, 
South Ward, 4 : 275 ; sworn, 281 ; 
ordered paid, 359; elected an as- 
sessor, 441 ; elected collector. West 
Ward, 5 : 28, elected an assessor, 231 ; 
appointed a fireman, 7 : 145 ; reap- 
pointed, 257, 385. 

Earl, Peter, Lot of, 7:219. 

Earle, John, Account of, ordered paid, 
6 : 212 ; land assigned to, 333. 

Earle, Morris, elected an assessor, 
West Ward, 7: 126; sworn, 132; re- 
elected, 183; appointed a fireman. 
North Ward, 3^ 

Earnest, see Ernest. 

Eastham, Edward, elected constable. 
South Ward, 3 : 264 ; appointed high 
constable, 265; sworn, 268; granted 
free license to sell liquor, 4 : 471. 

East Indies, Trade with, granted by 
King James to East India Co. only, 
1 : 161 -3. 

East River, Lots fronting, from Bur- 
ger's Path to Theobald's Slip to be 
filled up and wharves built, a : 325 ; 
petition to G. Vanhome and others 
for riparian rights in, 3:271-2; city's 
counter-petition ordered prepared, 
272; presented to Governor and 
Council, 274-7; city to show cause. 
278; recorder and counsel to defend 
city's petition, 278-9; water lots on, 



East River (continued) — 
in rear of Mr. Peck's ground, to be 
surveyed and encroachments on, re- 
moved, 448, 470; promise of grant 
on, to Van Home, 4 : 25 ; petition of 
residents of Dock Street for water 
lots on, 173-4. 

East Ward, Boundaries of, 1:112; 
as'sessors of, ordered to return valua- 
tion, 199 ; scrutiny of election for 
alderman in, a : $6, 92 ;. for a con- 
stable, 91 ; committee to examine 
poll of electors of, and make return 
of the election, 58; original return 
sustained, 58-9; western boundary 
of, changed, 112-13; land on water 
front in, sold to R. Sackett, 136, 142, 
144; fraud charged in election re- 
turn from, 153; scrutiny of election 
of 1701 in, 171-8; poll list demanded 
by mayor and refused, 171; list of 
persons who voted and returns of 
inspector:, 172-8 ; election of assessor 
for, ordered, 251 ; tax deficiency of, 
made good, 262; election of con- 
stables ordered in, 289, 351, 423; 3: 
211, 215, 243; of collector, 269; of 
constable, 295, 397, 431 ; of collector, 
4:3; of constable, 72, 220, 232, 347, 
351, 443, 470; 5: 179, 274. 352. 358; 
election of alderman in, 365 ; of con- 
stable, 383; 6:37, 69, 71; of collector, 
176, 178; of constable, 226, 229, 242, 
350 ; of collector, 7 : 19 : of alderman, 
42, 43; of assessor, 56, 87; of con- 
stable, 451, 454, 457; 8:120; of al- 
derman, 130. See also Ward, East 

Ebbetts, see Ebbits. 

Ebbits (Ebbetts), Daniel, elected con- 
stable. Bowery, 2:450; sworn, 451. 

Ebbits, Daniel, Jr., elected an assessor, 
South Ward, 7:60; re-elected, 8a; 
absent at swearing in, 87; appointed 
fireman, 100; reappointed, 145; again 
elected assessor, 183; re-elected, 230; 
sworn, 238; re-elected, 317. 

Ebbing (e), Jeronimus, added to com- 
mittee on surveying vacant land, I : 
15 ; assessed for new dock, 26, 37. 

Ebert, see Evertse. 

Eccles, Charles, taxed for new dock, 
1 : 35. 

Echt (Ecght, Eght), William, elected 
collector. North Ward, 2:329; 
elected constable, 416; sworn, 421. 

Eckerse, Jan, elected collector, Out 
Ward, 2:15; re-elected, 56. 

Eckerse, Thomas, elected assessor, 
Bowery, 2:151; elected constable, 
272; sworn, 275. 

Edmonds, Richard, appointed a fire- 
man. Out Ward, 7 : 387. 



Hdnionda. Sannel, Account of. ordered 
paid, 6:564- 

Edsall, Mnn SaihucI. taxed for new 
dock, I : .^ ; properly o(. tnxed. 5f. 

Edwards. Roben. listed voter, West 
Ward. 9: l(iS. 170; ordered paid for 
labor DO City Hall, 328- 

Ed wards. Tliomas, elioted collrcior, 
Eail Ward. 4 : 71 ; bond ordered 
from, for debt : gives bond, 5 : g, 

Egbert. Gi5l>erl. carman, ill sella rged, 1 : 
14& 

Eggs, butter and poultry, Resulalions 
for mIc of. 1:317-18, 344. 

Egbert *e, Dirck, constable. North 
Ward, removes to Albany, 3 ; 66. 

EghcTise, Dirck, baker, Pciltion of, 
to build uvrn, K''^"t<d, 3:465-4. 

Eghi, ftt Echt 

Ejectment, Recorder to file a declara- 
tion in, 3:43; to appear for citjf in 
action for, 46: rmt of an, against 
Jacob Rcmsen, 7:57. 

Elberson, tet Elbe rise. 

Elberts. tee Elben»c. 

Elbense (Elbcrson, Elbcrts. Elbort- 
sen, Ellberts), Abraham, carman, 
Dock and slipi leased 10, 4:4^5: 
bond of, ordered deilvered to. 463, 

Elbertse, Gisberl (Gysbiirt). taxed for 
new dock, i : ,ifi : listed a city creditor. 
44, 46 : property of, taxed. 55 ; named 
and appointed a carman. 73. 

Elbcnyes, Hen shard, carman, dis- 
charged, 1 ; 64 ; rtadmicted, 65. 
LBbonwn. iff Ellicrtsc, 

lers and dencou excused from city 
Mtch, i:?'- 

Deciion, Cnmmillee to consult Gov- 
ernor about holding, t ' IS& 

Election day. iwh Oct., t^, i : i-a. 
See Election returns. 

Election of 1701, scnitiny of election 
returns of Sotith Ward. a:l6i-6; 
hat of person* who vnted, '63-6; 
scrutiny of ekction reinnit. of West 
Ward, 166-71 '• tin °f persons who 
vnte.l, iffl-;: ; ■..Tiitiny of election re- 
' ' '".i:.!. iTi-B: liti of 
■ 73a 

East Ward pro- 
'.n, a:sb; protest 
ri-port of cfMnmit- 

aion rrtum from West Ward pro- 

pleUtd, J; 56; sustained by cxamininji 

committee and new return appnived, 

Co 
Election. Returninfc nfEceri and places 

fcw, appointed, 7:3t3-4, 373-4. 443- 

4. 446; «:sa-3. Kd-4- 



Election returns : 13 Oct, 1684. i ; 13^ 
7: 13 Oct.. 1685. 170; 14 OcL, iW' 
tSi: 14 Ol-I. t687. tgo-t; 14 Ocl 
i68g, 207: Z4 March, [6qo-i. >I4M 
30 Sept., tfiQT. 216; »t Sept, ■'iyiitb 
aSj-*; »> Sept , 1(53. 33^-3: 29 Sept^ 
i(i«, 366-7: ag Sept. 1605. jSai-siT 
39 Sept. i6q6, 431-3; 39 Sept.. l60|] 
>:t3-'5; ag Sept, iftgB, 5;-6; jal 
Sept., 1699, K7-9; 29 Sept.. i70(vtl64 
7; 29 Sept., 1701, ijo-i; 39 Sept,! 
1702, 30I-2; 29 Sept. 1703, 33MtnM 
29 Sept., 1704. 370-3; 2t| Sept,. iTOVl 
385-7; 29 Sept.. 1706; 307 8; 39 Sevt«;> 
1707, 3^30; *9 Sept. t708. 36o-»jJ 

29 Sept.. 17OJ), 382-4; 29 Scpl, I?!* 
415-7; 39 Sept.. 1711, 44a-.so; aft 
SepL, t7i2, j: t4-t6i 39 SepI , 1713^ 
44-5; 29 Sept.. 1714. 69-70; 2g Septi^ 
1715, 90-100: 39 Sept., 1716. 126-71.1 

30 Sept., 1717, IJ7-8; 29 Sept., ITI^L 
iSt>-2; 20 SepL, 1719,209-11; 29 Sept^ 
1730, 3I36-7'- 99 Sept., 1721, 263'^ff 
29 SepL, 1722, 293-5; 30 SepL, t7a3jl 
337-9; 20 Sept., 1724. 3W-*- W Sept*J 
1725. 373-4; 29 Sept.. 1726, 3ftJ-4ll 
29 SepL. 1727. 414 5: 30 Sn>t. i7«tl 
45t-3: 29 Sept., 1739. 478-9: 2^ •'itpUl 
173^ 4:a6-7: w Feb., 1730-1. MiM 
2Q Sept. 173". 69-71 : 29 Sept. 173^4 
tj2.4; 39 Sept, 1733. >9S-*; 3n Sept,d 
1734. 217-9; 29 Sept. 1735. ?73-SSf 
29 Sept.. 173^ 345-7; as SepL, 1737* 
385-7; a? SepL, 1738, 440-2; 29 Scpufl 
1739. 4W-9; 29 SepL. 17401 8:i-4H 
29 ScpL, 1741. 27-9: ^ SepL. U^n 
61.3; 29 SepL. 1743. W-9; as SqiUf 
1744. 128-9; 30 Sept.. 174S. iSJ^Si 
3Q SepL. 1746, i77-«; 30 Sept. 1747^ 
199*201: 29 Sept., 1748. 231-2; ^ 



Sept.. 1749, 372-3; 39 SepL, 
307-9; .10 SepL. ITS". 34'S-8; « S 
>7Sa. 378-9; 29 Sept., 1753, 4i7-« 
30 SepL, 1754. 462-4 : 39 Sei''-. >7SS 
6:32-4:_ 39 Sept. 175^ 65-6: 

jsita 

... _.,_,.,..»'- 
Sept. 1762, 302-4; 29 Sept, tr J^jiij 
6; 29 S*pt,, i;tM, 3**9-9i; 3° S<iAi1 
1765. 430^3^ J9 SepI, IT^A 7-3>5S>l 
39 Sept., 17^7, 8lj; ,•'1 Sei)t, 171^ 
Ta6-?; 30 SfT". ii^-o, 183-4; 
Sept. r.-r:' -■--i !i 1. ^epi^ (77 
31O8 "9; i.„ 

iept , , 1774. •a 

iS-J- ■ i_ 

El«Iio.i T Sft AiK^ 

Elwt""" 



Elections, when and linw held, i : 30o: 
examiners of, appointed by Ll Gov- 
trnor. 2:151; cofpontioo ukt [»- 




a62 



INDEX 



Elections (continued) — 
call of their warrant, 151, 152; fraud 
in, charged, 152-3; committee to ex- 
amine lists, and report of, 153; writs 
of mandamus regarding, 153-4; re- 
turned cum protestando, 154; Bill 
wanted for special, 2 : 206. 

Elesvvorth, see Elsworth. 

Eliot, see Elliott. 

Ellberts, see Elbertse. 

Ellinor, John, elected a constable, 
North Ward, 5:2; sworn, 6 ; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 22; ordered 
f)aid for " services concerning the 
ate conspiracy," 45. 

Elliott, Andrew, Petition of, et aL, for 
fence and road, referred, 7 : 73. 

Elliott, Richard, ordered to carry out 
the ordinance about viewers of cask, 
1 : 63 ; elected assessor, 182. 

Elliott, the cooper, taxed for new 
dock, 1:35. 

Ellis, Elias, elected constable. West 
Ward, 3 : 415 ; sworn, 422. 

Ellis, Hendrick, elected constable. Bow- 
ery, 3 : 355 ; sworn, 357 ; elected col- 
lector. 4 : 219. 

Ellis, Hero, elected a constable, Dock 
VVard; ineligible, 4:197. 

Ellis, John, joiner. Account of, ordered 
paid, 1 : 323. 

Ellison, Bastian, sworn overseer for the 
Bowery, i : 71 ; chosen constable, 116. 

Ellison, John, joiner, leases market 
house, 1 : 222 ; awarded lease of mar- 
ket house, 349-50; ordered paid for 
services, 353, 3)84 ; account of, submit- 
ted to audit, J:i2; elected constable 
for the South Ward, 55 ; ordered paid 
for work on the City Hall, 68; leases 
new market house, 83, 84: lease of 
market house to, opposed by caveat, 
85-6; lease to, for market house, or- 
dered, 90; surrendered, 02; listed a 
voter. South Ward, 163, 165 ; elected 
an as^e^so^, 239; awarded dock and 
slip contract; agreement with, 247- 
8; further negotiations with, 249; 
forfeits lease, 250; house of, 266; 
re-elected assessor, 271 ; accounts of, 
ordered audited, 272; reported, 274; 
house of, 294; account of, ordered 
paid, 393; elected collector. West 
Ward, 449 ; re-elected, 3 : 69 ; com- 
plained of, for timber nuisance, 109; 
ground of, 201-5; more land granted 
to, 206; hou5e of, 201. 

Ellison, John, sailmakcr, Petition of, 
for ferry monopoly, referred, 5 : 394 ; 
ordered to apply for grant of land, 
tisBg; petition of, for water lot, re- 
ferred, 292-3, 



Ellis's Slip, Paid for removing a wreck 
from. 7 : 157- 

Elsewcrt, see Elsworth. 

Elseworth, see Elsworth. 

Elswaers, see Elsworth. 

Elsward, see Elsworth. 

Elswert, see Elsworth. 

Elsworth (Als»vart, Alsworte, Eles- 
worth, Elsewert, Elseworth, Els- 
waers, Elsward, Elswert), Chris- 
topher, listed a city creditor, 1:44; 
taxed on property, 50. 

Elsworth, Clement, Petition of, for 
grant of land on East River, 2 : 03, 
rejected, 98; elected an assessor tor 
East Ward, 116; listed voter, 174, 
177; account of, 430; mention of 
roads laid out by, 4 : 246, 273 ; bad 
debt of, 416. 

Elsworth, George, elected constable, 
East Ward, i : 191 ; listed voter, 174, 
177; elected assistant, 202; caveat 
filed against swearing in, 204, 208; 
election of, disallowed; elected an 
assessor, 3 : 236. 

Elsworth, George, Jr., elected assessor, 
B9wery, 3 : 355 ; land bought of 
widow of, 5 : 253. 

Elsworth, Johannes (John), listed 
voter, East Ward, 2: 174, 177; elect- 
ed collector, 3 : 15. 

Elsworth, John, appointed a fireman, 
Montgomeric Ward, 5 : 385 ; reap- 
pointed, 6:7, 250, 315; 7:101, 146, 

258, 387. 
Elsworth, StoflFell, taxed for new dock, 

1:34- 

Elsworth, Stophel, Jr., voted under 
age, 2:17$, 178. 

Elsworth, Theophilus, innkeeper, in 
dockage arrears, i: 128; elected col- 
lector. Bowery, 3 : 237 ; ordered paid 
for surveys, 290 ; account of, ordered 
paid, 339, 361 ; ferry leased to, 430-x, 
432; to take possession, 433; account 
of, ordered paid, 460; ordered paid 
for repairs to ferry, etc., 4:17; pe- 
tition of, read and referred, 69; 
entered in full, 132-3; ordered paid 
"benevolence," 133; ferry re-lcascd 
to, 171, 172-3, 175, 176; account of, 
for repairs, ordered paid, 202-3; 
bond of, ordered returned on ex- 
piration of lease, 245; advised to 
make repairs at own expense^ 342; 
owes corporation, 416; possession of 
ferry house, etc., transferred from, 
418; bond of, ordered returned on 
payment of arrears, 432-3; market 
leased to, 5'74\ bond ordered re- 
turned to, XII ; deceased, land bought 
of, mentioned, 254. 



Elswonli, Williaiii. tislcd voter. East 
Ward a: m, i?S 

Eliwonh, William, Jr.. appointed b 
fircnwn. North Ward. 6:315; ap- 
(toinled a public measurer, 415; pe- 
tition of, fl al., to have slip cleared, 
referred, 7: 77-8; elected collector. 
East Ward. 83; rcoppointed (ireinan, 
100; re-elected collector, iz6; reap- 
pointed fireman. 145; re-elected 
collector, 183, 3,v>; reappointeil fire- 
man, 358; re-elected coUcelor, 317. 
378: reappointeil fireman. 385; re- 
elected collector. 4-t7; 8: 56, 107. 

Elsworili, Willinra I., appointeil a fire- 
man. MnnlKomcrie Ward. 7 : lol ; re- 
appointed. West Ward, 144. 357. 

Elling. Peier, Kentlcman, sworn a fr«- 
msn. 7-A43- 

EmliargOL Governor Combury askeil 
to put an, on the port, t : 306, 

Einfti. )tr EmmoM, 

Etnmeit. ttf EnimolL 

Emmoll (Emelt, Emmeti, Emott), 
Abraham, appointed a cordwood in- 
spector, 7 : m6-7, 

Emmolt. James, attorney for city. I : 
387 : ordered paid counicl fee, 3^1 ; 
•UBS'sIcd as counsel (or corporation 
SI ferry hearing, a: a; ordered paid 
lee; directed tu take action ft. John 
Enwatse, 108; ordered to unite with 
recorder in bringing suit against 
Wm. Mcrrclt tor recuvety of debts. 
Ml ; ordered to be city cuiiniiel 
■eainit D Benson, to recover anear' 
in ferry rent, aai ; appointed counsel 
for corporation agxitist David Pru- 
voott, 1, lit Ricmer. E Beyvanke, 
A, Briisier. P W Ruome and J 
Euwatse. 230; as city counsel, di- 
rected to proceed at;aiii>t D. Benson 
lo recover (rrry arrcan, 235; or- 
dtied paid, 338; directed to draw up 
addrcsi to fJuvenuir and Council 
■bi)iil an Act of Aisembly concern- 
in* ciiy privilese-i. 136: co»h paid to, 
3SS; money declnr.tl paid 10, 430, 

Emm.ll. James, Accouut of, ordered 
p»iil, 7.44a. 

EinmUi, John, Account of, ordered 
pai.1. 7 an, ju. 333 

EiDMi, Iff Eiumoit 

EncToachmeni}. on ctiy and adjoining 
dock. Commiltec on. 1 ; 250: an high- 
way frocn CrommeMbe to Fresh 
Wairr. a : 409; on ciiv Unils by J. 
Uekey and Teuni* Idu, j:*!; by 
W Pell and others fi«at )hc old 



Encroachments (continued) — 
Clierry Garden ordered enquir* 
into, aoa; on land of wido' " 
landt by Joseph Latham. 20 
mittee on, of^ M. Burger ( 
mons on east side of Sawkill bridg 
3 : 230-30 ; report, 240-1 ; on ct _ 
lands. 369: of George Holmei 
393: on city land ncai 
Water by C, Banckcr, ordered 1 
moved. 4 ■ '3li, ^38, 267. a83-3 ; L 
A. Bcnuin and otheri on city lan«J%fl 

5 : 247 ; report of committee o" 

committee to advise with e... 
251 ; report of committee on i,_ 
croachnicnis of J. Van Zandt. 3649 
fence ordered rcraoved. 364; a * 
of cjecimcnt aj^ainM Van 2 
304; commiiiee on, in the Out Wir£ 
6: iji; given power to make leas^ 
(or. 177; report of cominiitee witllfl 
siatemcnti. ig8-20j; commiilee 
trasr vacancies taken m by 
croachcn, aoa; to commence a "' 



of ejcciment againtt, 236: of I. Vasfl 

Zandt on water lot. 3.13: of Joh0 

Rapalie on Innds conttj{uous tn Na9> 



__.. Ferry, 368; 7:34; e _ 

encroachments by Provoost, 74 ■■ 
bv Catharine Provoost we:st of tM^ 
barracks, 152-3; of J Rapalie 
Ferrj', 24,") ; general commiitt 
266; report, 273-4; ordered c 
out, 274-5 ; report recommeudioi 
ejectments, 343: committee giv 

Ewer to lake possession ana t_ 
ise surrendered property, S^tg 
report with rcooniniendations. 4151 
committee on, in the Out Ward, wiq 
power, 453; committee on. by Catb 
erinc Provoosi, to lake possessioi 
and report. 452; committee 1 " 
Njissau Fcrrj-. 452. 

Engine for cleaning Dock, Warrant 1 
model of. j: I tl 

EnRinccri, cit^, Samuel Bell a:id Dav« 
Hunt appointed. 6:8. 

England, John, appointi^d a watchman 
8:15. , 



Fjislii^h, ' 



<l 



urilerrd v:iii1, j.l.i. jeS. i|i :'•. .y 

let at house of, 483. 488; dock t 
be lit at Iiou-e of. 5; 18. 19; market 
) be leaied at houtc of, 40; wldoin 



>64 INI 

English Presbyterian Church (contin- 
ued)— 
cemetery, referred, 7:S-6; report of 
committee on, 8-9; offer of the 
Church with reasons for, (^-12; 
granted, tz. 

Engros^inK a grant of land. Paid for, 
1 ; 360; lease of docks, 37i5; account 
for, allowed, 376, 384, 186; for cn- 
grossinc; and recording, a i 18, 67, 
140, 154, 210; lease of Dock paid for. 
261: address and freedom, 413; two 
freedoms, 422; leases, 3:170; free- 
dom, 240; petitions, bills, etc., 291; 
ferry leases, 313; freedom and leases, 
334; addresses, etc. 423; ferry lease, 
bills, etc., 433 1 address and freedom, 
455: acts of Assembly. 4: 166: lease 
of ferry. 175 ; freedoms, 74, 200. 

Entertaining the Governor, Account 
for, allowed, 1:369., 

Entertainment, to Lord Cornbury, War- 
rant ordered in payment for, J: 278; 
for committee of Council ordered, 
3 : 274 ; paid for, 281 ; for Gov. Mont- 
Eomerie, paid for, 439 ; to Brig.-Gen. 
Gooch, 5:174: for Gov. Dunmore, 
7 : 253 ; for Gov. Tryon, 305 ; for 
Gen. Gage, 428. 

Ernest (Earnest, Ernst), John, sworn 
a freeman, 6 : 436. 

Ernest. Matthew, mercliant, elected a 
constable, Dock Ward, 8 : 463 ; ex- 
empt, 464 ; petition of, et ol., for aid 
in widening alley. 475-6; bond to, or- 
dered executed, 5 : 8-9 ; petition of, 
for lot, granted, 81-2; negro servant 
of, fed at public expense, as criminal, 

Ernst, see Ernest. 
Errata. 8; 153. 

Erskine. Robert, ordered paid for in- 
specting city water works, 8 : 140. 
Esopus, the fat of the land hy tillage, 



1 : 149. 






Eume, Daniel, listed voter. East Ward, 
a: 174. 177. 

Euwatse(Euwoutse.Ewits.Ewouts(e)), 
John, elected constable. North Ward, 
1 : 204 ; confirmed, 207 ; elected as- 
sistant. East Ward, 381; on commit- 
tee 10 repair City Hall, 387; on com- 
mittee to make draft and 
of new City Hall. 405.411; 
u^ committee, 418. 423-4 ; 



a: 14; ! 



18: 



ilected 
ferry-house 



ing committee, 

committee. 

vite city laws, 30; signs petition 



Euwalse (continued) — 
Gov. Bellomont to restore bolting 
monopoly, 33 ; on auditing commit- 
tee. 35 ; re-elected assistant, 56; on 
auditing committee, 62, 63; on com- 
mittee to ascertain ancient city rights, 
69; reports, 74: on auditing commit- 
tee, 69, 74; disbursements ordered 
allowed to, on account, 84; petition 
of, regarding ferry, referred, too; in 
ferry rent arrears, 106; refusal of, to 
pay ferry arrears, reported 1 ordered 
to sign articles of ferry demise; to 
be sued on refusal, 108; on refusal to 
sign ferry lease or pay arrears, or- 
dered to vacate, 109; ordered sued, 
121; agrees to arbitrate, 123; agree* 
to a settlement, 125 ; ordered sued if 
refusing to pay dues, 140; money re- 
ported received from, 146; petition 
of, referred, 220-1; reported, 233; 
ordered sued for recovery of deb^ 
230; account of, reported. 430; elect- 
ed an assessor, North Ward, 3 : 181 ; 
deceased, 204; bad debt of, listed, 
4 : 416. 

Evans, Capt. John, Patent to, ordered 
drawn, 1 : 364 ; sells two barrels of 
[?] to the city. 3:68. 

Evans, Thomas, bricklayer, listed voter, 
East Ward, a : 174. '77; ordered paid 
for services at ferry-house, 3:4; or- 
dered paid for mason work in City 
Hall dungeons, 26. 

Evert is. see Evertse. 

Evertsc, Dirck. listed a city creditor, 
1:45 

Evertse, John, elected a constable, 
Montgomerie Ward. 6:432; sworn, 
435- 

Everison, srr Evertse. 

Evesse, tee Evetts. 

Evetis (Evesse. Evits), Daniel. Jr., 
appointed a fireman, South Ward, 
6:315 

Evetts. James, appointed a city sur- 
veyor. 1:320; to lay out lots, 321 1 
reports survev of grant to Messrs. 
Wilson and Clark. 358; ordered paid, 
359; esiimstcs cost of Broad Street 
sewer, 407 ; plan of, for new City 
Hall, approved, a : 68; arrears in 
dock rent demanded of. 106; directed 
to collect revenue, 195; account of, 
submitted; ordered paid, 210; sum- 
moned for survey. 235-6; directed to 
assist in erection of cage, pillory, 
etc., 244; notice of death of, 365; ac- 
counts of, 430; had debt of, listed, 
4 : 416 



, Jtiba, ordered rew»rdcd wiih 
money and frvtdoin uf corporation 
for services at fire. $ : 19a 

Ewils, lef Eiiwatie. 

Ewaul8<e). tre Euwatsc. 

Examination, Ad (or, r«Kulalion> and 
proceedings, 1 : 102. 

Excren. John, sppoinicd a fireman, 
South Ward, s : 385. 

Exrhsnge st lower end of Broad 
Street. Subscriptions for an. 5:3*7; 
one hundred pounds appropriated 
towards, 367-8 ; ordered tlisl cor- 
poration borrow funds to build room 
over the, 375 ; change in foundation 
ordertd. 376, 380-1 ; paid for work at. 
389; oaid H Bogcrl for work on. 
303 ; for hire of negro laborers, J93 ; 
paid J. Watts, 303- window frames, 
■ash and glass for. ^s : building ac- 
count of John Livingston, 405-6. 
407'& 441 ; second story to be four- 
teen feet, arched above with cupola, 
C materials for, 409: paid H. 
rt. 413. 4.V>. 448: H Caimer. 
415, +48; D Giraud. 430; for briclcs, 
«a. 4.^; paid Samuel Bell. 454; P- 
Browcr, 434; room rented to James 
LivinKsion. 435; paid for bricks for. 
jU7 : work done, 437 ; paid John 
Zericher, 44.11 account for painting. 
451: bricks for. 456; work done on. 
4S6 : cartinR' sand for, 467 ; N. 
Roosevelt for sundries, 474: let (o 
Keen and LJfthtfoot, 6:3; let to 
Alex. Lifthtfoot 47; let to Mrs, 
Sarah Lightfool, 78; upper part of. 
teased to Roper Dawson. las; leased 
lo Tomer. 365 ; let to Tliomas Jack- 
ion. 40Q: let to Isaac Low and others, 
U mettinK place of N. Y, Chamber 
of Cbmrnerce, 7:140; irons in the. 
161; repavinit. 162; eleelion place for 
South Ward. 3ii. 374. 444; 8; S3. 
104; work Hi the, 7-.vt2- 

Excise (excise), ler Burfrers excise 

Excise money. Warrant to pay sum 
borrowed from, s : 434. 44.1. 44& iSO. 
461. 470; 6:60^ 83-4: printinn bonds 
and adrertisemenii for excise. 83-4; 
to diichartie account to Treasurer of 
Province, 146. 

Exdftc of Kind's county farmed (o the 
city. j:I4I-}; comTtuttee to sub-let. 
14J; let tci farm to Direck Beruon, 

Execution, of a (legm slave for 
murder, f*ajrmBit for, a: it; of a 
murderer. is6: ol ne^io mnrtkrers. 
3:37 

Exeealsofu. Paid (or levying, 7 ; 15^ 



Expenses, at Uying foundation of C 
Hall, ordered paid, a:HlS; of «_ 
miitees, 403; 3:77; of cnmmitteca J 
and corporation, paid, II4. iiS-a^fl 
13K.146. 165. 170, 174,192.2161261.3'^ 
381, 290. xo. 301, 30a. 313, 314. 3, 
36', 362. 30& 40a 41 1. 4»-7. 431. 4 
43ft 473; 4^34. 61, 1^. 305. '^3. * 
434- 458; of commiitecs, paid, S- "-_ 
392. 458. 479; 4; n.8(. 14s. 159. «i«L 
343. 419: for wme and punch, 7; 579 
for liquors. 6$ : by order of the jui 
liccs, 107; on roads and Bridewel 
n8: of committee of Cour , ,_. 
163, 172; of sundry committees, 243, 
263, 34*. 372. 375. 433 ; 8 ; I. 8. 14, 33, 
64. 105. 

Expriri t.ix, si-e Bridge-money. 

Eyres, Nicholas, elected constable, 
North Ward, 3:264; absent at 
swearing-in, »3; excused from serv- 
ing, being a minister. 270. »77. 



PABRICIUS. Ametie lAnnetje?], j 

' Property of. taxed, 1 : 54- I 

Fabricius, " Docnine " Jacobus, iwetr» ■ 
allegiance to the crown, t : ta. 

Fair and market. Vearty. to be kept, 
1:4. 

Fair for cattle, grain and prodnce ci- 
tablished In Breucktin. i :4i; and at 
market hniise .md " plaine afore ih 
forte." 41 ; persons attending, fre 
from arrest for debt. 4> 

Pair Street Rope walk allowed ii 
141 _ 

Fairly (Farly). Joseph, to finish roa^.l 
7 : 121 : account of, ordered paid. 13" 
is8; 8:39 

Falkner, iff Faulkner, 

Faneuil, Capt, Benjamin. Warrant ii 
sued to. by Mayor Noell, to mal 
scrutiny of disputed election retun 
(or East Ward, a: 171: returns wav> I 
rant, I73'3. 17^: listed TOtcr. EaKJ 
Ward, 173. 176; signs liit of vateruM 
174. 175. t77, 178; election <^.J 
claimed as assessor, 2o8; confirme<b| 
2tl; on auditing committee. 143, 
aA ass; ordered (-> forbid Wm. 
Beeckman's filling in vacant land. 



■. 345; 
amount of land it lower end ol 
Queen Street. 362; reports, 364: 
committee to ascertain title of swai 
land, i66i reports. 268: appointed _ 
arbitrator to adjust accounts of Wl 
Anderson. 314 : reports. ]t6-l 
ordered paid (or lumber (or 
Hall. 3,19- 

Faneuil. Peter, elected assistant. Eut 
Ward, 3:3jo; sworn. 341. 






a66 



INDEX 



Fargie, Winter, Amount due from, as 
a manager of lottery, 6 : 324 ; ordered 
to pay over balance, 357. 

Farly, see Fairly. 

Farm in Out Ward leased by Martin 
Van Everen, 4 : 187. 

Farmar, see Farmer. - 

Farmer (Farmar). Anthony, listed 
voter, South Ward, J : 163, 165 ; 
elected constable, 22/S\ sworn, 239; 
ordered paid for burying a pauper, 
254; house of, 265, 315; petition of, 
for rent abatement, granted, 399-400. 

Farmer, Capt. Jasper, ordered paid for 
freight of new nre engines, 5 : 54. 

Farmer, Mrs. Maria, House of, 7 : 106 ; 
petition of, for water lot, granted, 
174-5 J grant ordered delivered to, 
179. 

Farmer, Samuel, elected an assessor, 
Montgomerie Ward, 6 : 184 ; re- 
elected, 223; petition of, et al, for 
liberty to renew existing leases, 379- 
80: referred, 380; grant to, ordered 
delivered, 7 : 26 ; petition of, et ai, 
granted, 270; lease to, signed, 395; 
petition of, for renewal of Tease, with 
abatement, granted, 8 : 68. 

Farmer, Thomas, sheriff vice Hanson, 
reappointed, 3 : 148, 182, 211, 237, 265, 
295; sworn, 150, 185, 242, 267, 298. 

Farmers of liquor tax, i : 87. 

Farquhar, James, a witness to receipt 
by corporation of English stamped 
paper, 6:439- 

Farrell (Farrill, O'Farrell), John, 
elected a constable. Dock Ward, 6: 
po;. sworn, 394; re-elected, 7:34« 
82, 126, 183; sworn, 41, 86, 132, 189. 

Farrell, William, elected a constable, 
North Ward, 6:36; ineligible, 37. 

Fauconnier, Peter, voted a freeman, 
gratis, a : 197. 

Faulkner (Falkner), John, elected a 
constable, Bowery, 7 : 379 ; swx>rn, 
383; account of, ordered paid, 438; 
re-elected constable, 448; sworn, 
450 ; warrant issued to, 8:8; ordered 
paid for services, 9, 16, 26, 31, 38, 42, 
46, S3; re-elected constable, 57; 
sworn, 60; account of, ordered paid, 
61 ; warrant issued to, 62 ; account 
of, ordered paid, 65-6, 70, 74, 80, 83, 
90, 93. 95. 99, xoi, 105; re-elected 
constable, 108; sworn, 11 1; account 
of, ordered paid. 112, 116, 119, 124, 
123. 133, 136, 138. 

Faviere, James, merchant, elected con- 
itaUe, North Ward; declines to 
•cnre, 3:456; sworn, 457. 

Fimrort, Princely, shown the Province, 
9:193-4. 



Fay, Jacob, appointed a fireman, Out 
Ward, 8 : 5. 

Fay, John, Bond issued to, 8 : 63-4. 

Feer, Mathias, aopointed a nreman. 
Out Ward, 7 : 387. 

Fees for services before Council and 
in Assembly, Warrant for, to M. 
Bickley, 2 : 420 ; to G. Ludlow, clerk 
of the Assembly, 3 : 22. 

Fees of Mayor's Court, i : 264. 

Fees of the corporation, Committee to 
regulate, i : 224, 225, 247. 

Fees of the Court, Table of, to be fol- 
lowed, 1 : 63. 

Fees, paid to retain counsel, 5 : 91-2; to 
Attorney General in nuisance case, 
126; to high sheriff for service of 
process, 127; to counsel against pe- 
tition from Brooklyn in General As- 
sembly, 166; paid attorneys in action 
between mayor and corporation on 
rights to market fees, 3^4; fees and 
quit rents due estate of Stephen Bay- 
ard paid, 7 : 92- 

Fegenhaen, Christopher, Petition of, 
for renewal of lease, referred, 7: 
462; granted, 8:16-17; grant to, 
signed, 18. 

Feild Street, Taxpayers on, i : 59-61. 

Fell, Christopher, elected constable. 
East Ward, 3 : 452 ; sworn, 455 ; 
elected alderman, Montgomerie Ward, 
4 : 218 ; sworn, 229 ; notified to prove 
qualification, 227; on auditing com- 
mittee, 231; reports, 243, 249; on 
committee to investigate land title, 
234; on committee to survey water 
lots, 236; reports, 377-9; on commit- 
tee to locate house of correction, etc., 
236, 241 ; reports, 250, 251 ; ordered 
to notify Christopher Bancker to re- 
move fence, 236 ; on committee to lay 
out roads, 240; to survey land grant, 
250; reports, 254; on committee to 
draft ordinance for inspection of 
flour, 251-2; on committee to choose 
watchmen, 252-3; to recover seal 
from mayor, 264; reports, 265-6; on 
committee to choose watchmen, 267; 
reports, 268; on committee to draft 
law regulating markets, 272-3; on 
committee to draft freedom of cor- 
poration to Andrew Hamilton, 273; 
reports, 277-8; re-elected alderman, 
274; sworn, 280; on market house 
committee, 296 ; reports, 301 ; on com- 
mittee to choose watchmen, 298; re- 
ports, 290; reports lease of market 
stall, 316; on committee to lease 
land, 320; reports, 327-9; on com- 
mittee to choose watchmen, 322; on 
oommittee to survey lots, 323-4; re- 



I 



Fell (continued)- 
ports. 3?J-6: on 
gate ferry encroachments, 331 ; re- 
ports, 341-3; on committee to report 
on petition for lease of Btaugnter 
house, 331; reports, 343; on commit- 
tee to consider petition for wharfing, 
341; reports, 367-8; re-elected alder- 
man, 346; sworn, 350; on committee 
to til up Common Council chamber 
tor Governor's Council, 354; on eom- 
mitlee to choose watchmen, 357; re- 
ports, 360-1 ; on committee to direct 
wharfing, 367-8; on committee to in- 
vestigate disputed title to land, 379; 
on highway committee. 382. 

Fell, Thomas, gentleman, ordered paid 
clerk's service, a : 435 ; co-security in 
ferry lease, 3 ; 31Z. 

Felon, Allowance for maintenance of 
a, 1:418; paid for time and expense 
in arreiiling a, 6:253, 269; arresting 
a, 7: 182; bringing a, from New 
Haven. 437. 

Felons. Bill wanted for gaols and 
maintenance of, 3:206; for pursuing 
several, to Philadelphia, 331 ; to Am- 
boy, Sandy Hook, etc., ^; convey- 
ing two, to Jamaica, 418: arrest of 
two, 8: 119. 

Fence, across street called Oyster Pasty, 
Trouble over, x : 376, 379, 400; erect- 
ed by G, Van Hoese, of Greenwich, 
to be torn down, J : 33 ; of J. Home, 
of the Bowery, ordered removed 
from city land, 62 ; around small lield 
beyond Oswego market paid for, g ; 
478- 

Fenees, Surveyors of highways to in- 
spect the. 1 : 285, 289; to be six rails 
high, 403 ; regulation for, in the 
Bowery division of the Out Ward, 
3 : 90, 97 : 4 : ' 12 ; Law for the regu- 
lating of, S : 323. 

Fcrden, Abraham, applies to be work- 
house keeper. 6 : 161. 

Ferdon, 4ee Purdon. 

Ferriage, free. Action in Supreme 
Court relating to right of people of 
Brooklyn to, 9 : iio-t j ; committee 
to advise with counsel about, ill. 

Ferriage, Rates for, 3 : 72, 131-3. 333-3. 

Ferries, Sole power of appointing, in 
the corporation, 4:6, so ; petition for 
two, to Nassau Island. 6:253. 

Perry, Act for regulating the. Bill to 
continue the, 3:295-6. 4>8, 424; fees 
for passing, 427 ; expenses, 435 : fee 
to Clerk of Assembly on passing of. 



£X 167 

Ferry or Ferries (continued) — 
til ; no new ferry allowed, iti ; com- 
mittee to ask removal of conditions 
on, 121 ; conditions taken olT, 137. 
132; offer of Wm, Merritt for, to 
Long Island, 123, 133; committee ap- 

Eointed on lease of, 123; report no 
irraer regulations can be found, 127; 
new committee on lease of. 127; 
granted further time, 131-3; orders 
and regulations for the, read and 
approved, 133; wanted confirmed to 
the city, 160; committee on letting, 
350; offers for, declined, 252; farmed 
out at auction, 253 ; bond taken 
■bout farming the, 202 ; John Arioa 
gives security and secures lease of, 
263, 264; cost of drawing lease, 363; 
to Long Island. 291 ; confirmed to 
city, 392; petition of John Aersoon 
for reduction in rent of, 325 : revenue 
from, to pay tor gold cup. 326; mort- 
gage on, for two years, for money 
for defence, 352; draft of, ordered 
engrossed and signed, 353, 354; in- 
terest included in amount, 355; fee 
for engrossing. 360 ; rent of. for Rfteen 
years, to be mortgaged for cost of 
City Hall, 410; petition of M. Clark- 
son to Governor for grant of land 
on Nassau Island near, 3:2: de- 
fence of city's right to, 3; commit- 
tee to examine, and agree on best 
terms for farming, 63 ,' proposals 
made, 64; notice offarmmg of, pub- 
lished, 67 ; rent to be used only for a 
new City Hall, 67; terms on which 
it shall be farmed. 70-2, 130-2; rent 
to be paid quarterly, 70, 130; security 
to be given. 70, 130; boats required, 
71,130; pound for cattle at, 71, I30; 
house for entertainment at, 71, 130; 
to be kept in repair, 71, 131 ; default 
of payment, 71, 131; default in giv- 
ing security, 73, 131 ; bam to be re- 
paired, 72. 131 ; rates for ferriage, 
72, 1,11 : let to Rip Van Dam, 73 ; 
committee to investigale profits of. 
and conditions of farming, too; 
treasurer to demand arrears of rent 
from J, Euwatse. 106; which he re- 
fused. 108; to demand E. Van Dam 
to execute lease of, 106; refused, 
108; to be re-let. 108; attorney's fee 
in case of city ri. J. Euwatse, lessee 
of. 108, 121; revenue from, appro- 
priated for payment of bellmen, to8; 
Tease of. refused by J. Euwatse, 
log ; disbursements for citv house 
at, III; not to be free except for per- 
sonal produce or goods, 130; suit or- 
dered against J. Euwatse for back 



i 
i 

I 



Ferry or Ftrries (continued) — ■ 
rent and ejectment, 121, 140; arbitra- 
tion proposed, 123 ; Euwatse's offer 
in settlement, 123 ; ferry to be let, 
127, 129; leased to Direck Benson, 
13a ; Benson refused to give bond 
and counterpart of lease, 132-3 ; pr- 
dered that ferry be re-let. 133 ; action 
for damages ordered against Benson, 
133: ordered that lease be executed 
to Benson. 13s; suit against Benson 
ordered for arrearages of rent, 235; 
expenses paid for farming, l5S;corn- 
miltec on slate of, 187; bill wanted 
establishing a better revenue for, 
ao6; water front on Nassau Island 
asked of Governor for benefit of, 
216. 222; rent for, demanded and not 
paid. 221 ; suit for, ordered begun, 
221 ; revenue from, to be applied 
towards finishing City Hall, 230 ; 
memorial of Dirctt Benson, farmer 
□f, praying relief, considered, 252; 
his offer for settlement, 253 ; terms 
offered by the Court, 253-4, 259, 
267-8; Dirck Benson to repair ferry- 
house. 280; warrant issued to Ben- 
son in payment for repairs, 287; or- 
dered to be let to farm and condi- 
tions, 330-2; rates for ferriage, 332- 
3; demised to James Harding, 333; 
report of committee, 334; expenses 
of letting, paid, 334 ; clause added to 
lease, 338; allowance for repairs to 
old house on Nassau Island, 347-S; 
paid for drawing lease, 352 ; petition 
to Assembly to repeal Act for better 
enforcing certain covenants relating 
to, 358-9: warrant for repairs, 369; 
for gallery on house, 369; committee 
on bam and landing-bridge at. 371 ; 
warrant for repairs on bam, 381; 
account of ferry-house ordered bal- 
anced, 393 ; petition of lessee. J, 
Harding, for abatement of rent, re- 
jected, 397. 398; committee on re- 
pairs. 429; report and work ordered 
done. 435. 436: committee to let to 
farm, 3 : 24 : reports let to Dirck 
Adolph, 25; expenses of letting, paid, 
25; lease executed. 26; report on 
condition of, 32-3 ; printing advertise- 
ments and drawing lease, 34 ; paid 
Adolph for repairs, 46; bridge or- 
dered loaded with stone, 50; expense 
paid, 57; lessee notified to pay ar- 
rears. 63; abatement of rent of, 80; 
committee on arrears of rent, 130; 
Adolph In pay or surrender lease, 
141 ; efforts for Bill in Assembly, 
150 ; conditions for farming, as two 
distinct ferries, proposed, 156. 157-62. 



See alio Ferry at New York and 
Ferry en Nassau Island. 
Ferry, Lease of, executed, 4 : 175-6 ; 
report of inspection committee on 
repairs needed. 176; repairs ordered, 
176; paid bills for repairs, 187-8, 
202; repairs on landing-bridge, 331; 
to be made by lessee, 342; ferry to 
be let, 402-3 ; counsel engaged to 
defend ci(y's rights in, against 
petition of people of Brooklyn, 405- 
6, 410; report to committee letting, 
to Wm. Cornell, Jr., 408-9; lease 
executed, 409, 411 ; petition of lessee 
for repairs to Clark's Slip, 413; re- 
port of committee on transfer and 
repairs, 417-8; money for, 431; cao- 
cellation of Elsworth's bond, 432-3; 



sixty-five pounds on account of the 
smallpox, 460-1; caning materials 
for repairs to, 467; bam at, ordered 



materials and repairs, S7; liquor and 
food for workmen at, 91 ; paid for 
repairs, 03 ; eiazing and painting, 
ic^; iron work, 108; materials and 
work. 109; nails and iron work, 123; 
paid Baker for diet of workmen and 
ferriage of materials, 123; lease 
transferred to E. Willct, 139-40; 
committee on abatement of rent, 190; 
one hundred and sixty pounds 
abated, 191; advertisements of let- 
ting, ordered published, 208-9; leased 
to Daniel Bloom, 215; lease ap- 
proved, 217; possession lo be given, 
219; leave granti^d for dock and 
stairs for, near Meal market, 217: 
new ferry-house and barn ordered 
built, 22d; house and lot of John 
Suydam ai. bounht, 222-3 1 worti at, 
234; building and repairing at, 238: 
E. Willet summoned for arrears ot 
rent, 240 ; petition of D. Bloom laid 
over, 246; scow and boats required - 
at, 251; committee to draft plan of 
new ferry- house, 255; report, 257; 
comniillee on she of ihe house, 257- 
8; ordered four rooms on a floor, 
263; committee to advertise for ma- 
lerials for building, 263; on landing 
place in Brooklyn, 266, 270; food 
and ferriage for workmen, 269; 
house to be built of stone, 270; rent 
abated on account of fire, 271 ; paid 



4 



Fell (continued) — 
ports. 37S-6 ; on commiltee to investi- 
gate Utry encroachments, 3Ji ; rc- 
pom, 341-2; on committee to report 
on petition fur lease of slaughter 
house, 331; reports. 343; on commit- 
tee to consider petition for vrharting, 
341; reports, 367-S; re-clectcil alder- 
man. 346 : sworn, 350 ; on committee 
10 fit op Common Council chamber 
for Governor's Council, J54 ; on com- 
miltee to choose watchmen, 357; re- 
ports. 360-t ; on committee to direct 
wharline, 367-8; on committee to in- 
vestigate diiiputed title to land, Jjg; 
on highway committee, 383. 

Fell, Thomas. geiilJenian. ordered paid 
clerk's service, 2:435; co-security in 
ferry lease. J ; jta. 

Felon, Allowance (or maintenance of 
0, I rjrS; paid for time and expense 
in ariesting a, 6: 253, J&j; arresting 
a, 7: iKa; bringing a, from New 
Haven, 437 

reloni. Bill wanted for gaols and 
maintenance of. »:2o6; for pursuing 
several, to Philadelphia, 331 ; to Am- 
boy, Sandy Hook, etc., ^; convey- 
ing two, to Jamaica, 418; arrest of 
two, 8 : 1 19- 

Feiice, across itrcet called Oyster Pasly. 
Trouble over, 1 ; 376, 379, 40a ; erect- 
ed by G. Van Hoese, of Greenwich, 
to be torn down, 3:33; of J. Home. 
of the Bowery, ordered removed 
from city land, 63 : around small field 
beyond Oswego market paid for. $: 

Fences, Surveyors of highways to in- 
spect the, I ; 385. 2^; to be six rails 
bigh. 401; regulation for. in the 
fSowery division nt the Out Ward, 

(\'V>. 97: 4:113; Law for the rou- 
sting of. S '■ 321 

Ferden, Abraham, applies to be woric- 
housc keeper. 6; 161 

Ferdon, tff Purdon. 

Ferriage, free. Action in Suprcnic 
Court rebting to right of people of 
lirooVlyn to. 5: iio-ii; commiltee 
t'> advtsr with counsel about, tii. 

FerriaiEe. Ral« for, l:Jl. 131-3. 3S3-3- 

Ftrriej, Sole power of appointing, in 
llir cn^i.irM ]-i. 4 b, X>: twlilion for 
!■■ ■■-■d. b-.lSl. 

F. (ing the. Bill to 

■ 41&, 424: fee* 

i r-n.M. 4JS; frt 

li- ■. >^>^ "1 ,^>-• -iLilv Otl paSSmg Of, 
4: 16b. 

Vmj or FcmcA. Benefit of, asked fnf 
tt^. 1:110: granted with provisos. 



SX 167 I 

Fcrtyor Ferries (continued)— 
1 1 1 ; no new ferry altuwcd, III; com- 
mittee to ask removal of conditions 
on. tJI ; conditions taken off. 127, 
IJi; offer of Wm, Merritt for. to 
Long Island, 123. i.ij; committee ap- 

Iiuiiiled on lease of, 133; report no 
ormer regulations can be found. 117; 
new committee on lease of. i J7 ; 
granted further lime, ijt-a; orders 
and regulations for llie, read and 
sppruvrd. 133: wanted confirmed to 
the city, t6o; commiltee on letting, 
250; oners for. declined, 352; farmed 
out at auction, 253; bond taken 
about brmittg the, zCia; John Ariod 
gives security and secures lease of, 
263. 364; cost of drawing lease. 363; 
to Long Island. 291 ; confirmed to 
city, aoi; petition of John Aersoon 
for reduction in rent of, 325 ; revenue 
from, 10 pay lor gold cup, irt; mort- 

Ege on, for two years, for money . 
r defence, 352; draft of. orderci J 
engrossed and signed. 353. 354; "»- I 
tcrest included in amoimt, 355; fee I 
for engrossing. 360 ; rent of, for hfteetl , 
years, to be mortgaBed for cost o( 
Qty Hall. 410; petition of M. Clark- 
son lo Governor for grant of iMd 
on Nassau Isbnd near, a.i: de- 
fence of city's right lo, a; commit- 
tee to examine, and agree on best _ 
terms for fannitw. 63; proposals 1 
made. 64; notice of fumiing of. nub- \ 
liihed. 67 ; rent to be used only for 4 
new City Hall, 67; terms on which 
it shall be farmed, 70-2, 130-2; rent 
to be paid quarterly, 70, 130; securihf 
to be given. 70. t.w; bnats required, 
71. l.)o; pound for cattle at, 71. 130; 
home for entert.iinmem at, 71. IJOI J 
to be kept in repair. 71, 131 ; default I 
of payment, 71. 131; default in giv- I 
in^ se<Tiriiy. 7a, 131: barn to be re- 1 
paired, 72. 13' : rates for ferriage, I 
73. i3t ; let to Rip Van Dam. 72 ! 
commilire to inve«li|iate nrofiti "' 

and condition* of farming. 

Ireamrer to demand nrrenrs of rent | 
from J, KuwBlse, 106. wbidi he 
fubcd. loB; to dcmnnd R. Van Dani I 
lo execule le.ne of, 106; refusedil 
108; (o be re-let, 108; aitomey't feel 
m ease of cily fi. J. Euwatse, lessee 1 
of, loe; lai; revenue from, appro- 1 

Sriattd for pasrment of bellmen. loBi'l 
lase ot. refused by J. EuwxUe,^ 
too; disbursements for cJlv liouse ' 
at, til ; not 10 be free except tor per- 
sonal produce or e<>o<1s. 120: «utt or- 
dered agaiost J. Cnwaue for back 



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INDEX 



Ferry (continued) — 
ferry, 62; appropriation for build- 
injgs at St. George's, 64; S. Bald- 
win released from Peck Slip ferry 
and it ordered advertised, 75; 
abatement of rent refused to A. 
Waldron, 79; Peck Slip ferry leased 
to Thomas Ivory, 83, 91 ; appro- 
propriation for, 90; repairs at St. 
George's, 96; reoairs to Peck Slip 
ferry landing on Nassau Island, 102; 
advertisement of leases, 131 ; from 
Fly market leased to A. Waldron, 
134; from Peck's Slip leased to T. 
Ivory, 134; leases executed, 137-8. 

Ferry at New York, Conditions for 
farming the, 3 : 160-2 ; rent, i6x ; 
boats, 161 ; rates, 161 ; landing places 
in New York, 161-2; at ferry on 
Nassau Island, 162; to transport no 
cattle, 162; let to James Harding, 
164; lease ordered engrossed, 164; 
executed, 167; committee to trans- 
fer, 168; expenses paid, 170; repairs 
of bridge, 182; payment for, 194; 
to be let to farm, 305; let to James 
Harding, 308; tenant must live in 
New York, 309;' re-let to W. Wib- 
ling, 310; lease executed, 311, 312; 
difference between ferrymen, 320; 
Wibling neglects to run, 337; adver- 
tised to be re-let, 337 ; expenses, 339 ; 
committee to re-let, 339-40; suit or- 
dered begun against Wibling, 343; 
to be let, 428, 420; leased to T. 
Elsworth, 430; lease executed, 430- 

h 432. 
Ferry-house, and barn, Appraisement 

of, 1 : 268 ; let to J. Arientsen, 275 ; 
indenture for, signed by Wm. Mor- 
ris and wife, 369; committee to have 
necessary repairs made to, 2:29; 
committee on rebuilding or repair- 
ing, 63; not worth repairing, 64; 
taxes and disbursements allowed, 
68; to be built of stone and brick, 
70, 71 ; to be a house of entertain- 
ment, 71, 130; committee on build- 
ing, 73, 75 'f report on, with specifi- 
cations, 76; money needed for build- 
ing, 94, 06; warrant issued to P. W. 
Roome for materials for, and build- 
ing, 97: Assembly asked to make, 
excise free, 120; leased to D. Ben- 
son, 135; payment for repairs on, 
156; suit ordered brought against 
I. D. Riemer for rent of, 230 ; lessee 
to keep a public house of entertam- 
mcnt in, 331; warrants for work 
done at, 3:4; taxes of. paid, 12, AO, 
57. 70; to be repaired at cost 01 V. 
Adolph, 34-5 ; taxes of; 85 ; commit- 



Fcriy-house (continued) — 
ttt on repairs, 171; report, 171-2; 
paid for repairs* 174-5; for taxes, 
185; inspection of .old, 224; report. 
226; old, on Nassau Island, repaired 
227; for labor on, 231, 238; timber 
for, 262; leave granted tenant to 
vacate, 292; paid fees for recovery 
of tenement, 296-7; committee to let, 
385; committee on repairs to, 6: 
253; paid for work done on, 262, 
278, 311, 343; for materials for, 284; 
painting, 328; repairing stables at, 
$.\2; committee of inspection, 357-8; 
paid repairs to bam, 365; govern- 
ment tax distrained, 305; for taxes 
and repairs, 7:21; for repairs, 32; 
committee on, 87; glazmg xw; 
committee on repairs, 298, 360; re- 
port ordered carried out, 301 ; work 
and materials for, 375, 392; cotnmit- 
tee on repairs, 8 : 49 ; appropriation 
for barn at, 51; ordered raised four 
feet, 54; repairing, 59. 

Ferry on Nassau Island, Conditions 
for farming, 3 : 157-60 ; payments of 
rent, 158; boats, 158; pound, 158; 
inn or public house, 158; care of 
property, 158; rates for ferriage, 
159; landing places in New York, 
159: let to James Harding, 163-4; 
lease ordered engrossed, 164; ex- 
ecuted, 167; committee to transfer, 
168; expenses paid, 170; committee 
to let, 291 ; to J. Harding for re- 
pairs, 297; to be let to farm, 305; 
let to John Deane, 307; lease ex- 
ecuted, 311, 312; committee to in- 
spect and deliver, 313; expenses of 
leasing, 313, 3I/I : repairs ordered, 
318; difference between ferrymen, 
320; repairs, 324, 325, 326, 327; paid 
for food and labor, 331 ; to be let, 
428, 429; leased to T. Elsworth, 430; 
lease executed, 430-1, 432; commit- 
tee to inspect and transfer, 433; 
expenses, 434; report of committee, 
440; repairs on ferry-house, 442; 
repairs and entertaining, 460; quit 
rent paid for patent, 488: repairs, 
4:17; petition of lessee, 09, X32-3; 
allowance made, 1^3; advertisement 
of letting, 167, 168-9; leased to T. 
Elsworth, 171, 172; committee of in- 
spection, 173. 

Ferry over the Hudson to Wehawk, 
Petition for a, referred, 5:67. 

Ferry property on Nassau Island, Re- 
pairs needed on, 2:347; 349; Dirck 
Benson ordered to make, 349; mort- 
gaged* 351-2; interest, 396; mort- 
gage on, paid, 3:10, 13, 26; tres- 



Ferry (continued' 
pass on, \iy J. Scabriiig. 232; rcuii>- 
mg fee in the caK, 2^3; pemioa of 
Srsbring not imntcd. 381-2 : com- 
mittee on encroicbmetits oil, 4; 331; 
report 00 trrspa*s of T, HorsfieM, 
J41-J; encroaciiments on. 5:85; ex- 
tniT>f[anll)- assessed, 234. 

Ferry Slip, at Fly Markti Slip, Paid 
for cteanins, 6:zi8: 7:119; model 
of ttairs at, 8 : 16 

Ferry Street in swamp or Cripple bush, 
ProposAt nf Ronxcvelts and Ginni' 
ber» lo givt. 5 : 253-4 ; tommittee on 
coil of ilone drain in, 259: report, 
261-3; oiie hundred poanda appro- 
priated for. 261 : balance paid, 293 ; re- 
port on grading and p.iving, 6:31- 
a: land for enliirgiiie released to 
city by Wm. Dyvanek, 177; petition 
from residenij, arg; repairing drain 
through, into Peck's Slip, 6:244: 
roinplaint of overflow cif water in, 
JGs: grading of canal in. ordered. 
3S7 : ;ipproprialioii for enlarging 

Ferry to Harsimis. Petition for. S.yjS- 
Ferry to Hobokeii from Bear market, 
Cdrporation Dock in North River, 
eslablished, 8:;8; leased to H. Tal- 
man. 78. 91 - 
Ferry to Jersey shore, from the Half 
Moon Batteij to riomiiiee't Hook, 
Petition for sole risht (o. of John El- 
liion. 3:304; petition of A. Ken- 
nedy and W. McAdams for enclii- 
ttve grant of right of, deferred, ft: 
41J; referreil, 7:2; report of com- 
mitiee with terms for, made with 
C. Van Vpor«t, 8, 
Ferry to Long I'lind, Petition to 
Governor tor Queen's Grant of. by 
C. Sebring. read to Council, a 1342; 
Town clerk ordered to draw counter 
petition. 342; read, approved and 
pre'rniert. 343-4; hearing, and rge«- 
lion of Sebriiig's pelilion by Got- 
fTDiir and Cnutieil. .US- 
Ferry to Powlus's Hook, Advertise- 
aictit f<ir letting. 7:57; deci»ion on 
petition for, deferred, 60; place of 
Unding determined, 61-3; leased to 
}. Van Vorhis, 62; tease ordered ex- 
[ «cuted. 64-5 ; pet't'"" regarding road 
crOM meadow in New Jer*ev to, 
Bferred. 74. 114-5; pdition of le*- 
I for allnwance. 155 ; granted. 
: leased to A. M»ier. 3W: leMc 
-oiacd and executed. 378; »t»le- 
1 of J. Van Vot'rhii. Ic'iee. and 
mi ahateid. 424; advertiiemenii lor 
tting ordered, 8:4; wle at. post- 



Ferry (coMuufeff)— 
poned. A; sold to A. Me 
three vcar<, la; engrot»e 
aiKiied, 25; petition lor ab 
of rent grained, 140 

Perry lo RemM-n's land on 
Island, Petition for a, and 
Etranls In be heard. 9'4.<6; hetriiv] 
postponed. 442-3, 444. 450. *5': peti- 
tion ordered dismissed. 452; tecor" 
of yeas and nays on, 453; petili* 
renewed and deferred, 6:247. 

Ferry to Statcn Island or eUewheri^ 
Commiliec on, 6:4; report 7; com- 
mittee f-n eslalplishiiia and letting, 7. 

Ferryman, No other, than John Anen 
allowed to transport passengers, 
com, etc, from Long Island, 1:276- 

Ferrymcn. IJifTerenccs between, 3 -3^0, 

Feurt, Bartlmlomcvr. listed voter, Eut 
Ward, 3:173. '76; elected an u- 
Dock Ward. 271 



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Ftayre it Markelt. . 
kel. 

Field, William, Petition of. rl ai to 
have slip cleared, referred, 7:77-8. 

Field Street, set Feild Street. 

Fielding. Henry. Account of, ordered 
paid. 7:254- 

Fields. Petition for ft market in the, 
deferred. 7 : .126. sf< aire Commons. 

FilVinCs), Abraham, sworn a con- "] 
st.ible, MoniBomene Ward, 1 

Filkin. Francis, returned ali 
South Ward, ttrr Brandt SchuylerJ 
deceased; sworn; added to commit? 
ttc 10 repair prisons. 5:373; 
committee to repair bridge, m; 
committee to have room Wit e 
Exchange, 375; re-elected ildermu 
.170; sworn. 382; on nuditing com 
mitlce. 3g4; reports. 388. 392; o«S 
street cnmmittre. 385; ordered r" 
imbursed, 393; on committee to v 
speM treasurer's accounts, jot; 1 
committee to get magaiitie keyn 
itom customs collector; reporU*V 
414; re-clccifd alderman. 4'7; swoni,^ 
4^; on auditing commitlcc. 425; re>fl 
pons, ^vy-i: on street commille^B 
445; on commiliec lo enlarge pier,« 
440; reports. 453-4: votes for fertyl 
petition, 453: im commitlee to t~ 
tend Fly market. 455 ; ordered 1 
paid for cupcnili litre. 4^1; on itri 
coitjoiitlee, 457; rc-cIected atdermaii 
463: iwoin. .)(<9. "n nuditing c 
miltcc. 471; on commiliec lo 1 
sider land petition. 6:3; on ctrn^ 
mittre lo a-seertain cotporalion rigU 
in Out Ward, 3-4. S; on *lmihoitt 
coran)itle«, 13; returns dectfon I 



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INDEX 



Filkin (continued) — 
assessor, 14; on committee to con- 
sider petitions for water lots, 147IS; 
on committee to consider petitions 
for water lots, 22; re-elected alder- 
man, S3't sworn, 35; on auditing 
committee, 37; on committee to re- 
port on debts to corporation, 49; 
reports, 53; on committee to survey 
for hay scales, 59; re-elected alder- 
man, 65; attends swearing of sick 
mayor, 67-8; sworn, 68; oaid by re- 
corder for provisioning, 83; on new 
gaol committee, 84; re-elected alder- 
man, 100; sworn, 106; dissents from 
order to lease new holdings to ferry 
lessee, 130; on committee to repair 
bridge ; ordered reimbursed for 
soldiers' quarters, 138; on committee 
to provide firewood, 6 : 145-6 ; re- 
elected alderman, 147; sworn, 151; 
re-elected alderman, 183; sworn, 
187; reports from street committee, 
185-6; reports election of constable, 
188 ; re-elected alderman, 222 ; sworn, 
226; on committee to treat about 
rent of pot-baker*s house, 227-8; re- 
elected alderman, 264; sworn, 267; 
re-elected alderman, 303; sworn, 
306; on committee to let lot, 317; 
on committee to enlarge market, 
324; on committee to pave streets, 
330; re-elected alderman, 345; 
sworn, 349; re-elected alderman, 
390; sworn, 393; favors granting 
water lot petition, 408; on commit- 
tee to have drain repaired, 418; re- 
elected alderman, 431; sworn, 434; 
on committee to consider petition to 
widen street, 7:16-17; on street 
committee, 19; on committee to re- 
pair pier, 21 ; on street committee, 
22; on committee to make plan of 
water lots. 22-3 ; on committee to 
finish pier, 32-3: re-elected alderman, 
34 ; sworn, 41 ; on committee to in- 
spect contested election returns, 36; 
returns election for constable, 45 ; 
on committee to consider water lot 
petitions, 53; on surveying commit- 
tee, 66; reports, 122; on committee 
to inspect land titles, 68; reports, 
70-1 ; re-elected alderman, 82; sworn, 
86; on committee to repair ferry, 
87 ; on street committee, 97 ; reports, 
97-8 ; reports application for *' hay 
machine, 103; appointed chairman 
of committee on road repairs, 114; 
on committee to have wharf built, 
X25; re-elected alderman, 127; 
sworn, 131 ; on committee to adjust 
land title, 151 ; on committee to con- 



Filkin (continued) — 
sider Trinity Church land petition, 
159; reports, 180; on committee to 
consider land petition, 159; on street 
committee, 165; reports, 171-2; re- 
elected alderman, 183; sworn, 189; 
on committee to meet water lot peti- 
tioners, 196; reports rent arrears, 
199; vote of, registered, 204, 205; 
on committee to regulate sale of hay, 
208; on committee to adjust ferry 
accounts, 214; vote of, registered, 
216, 217; signs grant to Kings Col- 
lege, 226; signs water lot grants, 
229; re-elected alderman, 230; 
sworn, 237; vote of, registered, 252, 
260; reports from street committee, 
288; on committee for ferry repairs, 
2q8 ; reports, 301 ; vote of, recorded, 
303 (thrice), 304 (bis), 312 (bis); 
re-elected alderman, 317; sworn, 321; 
on street committee, 323; on com- 
mittee to consider land petition, 324; 
reports from street committee. 324, 
325 ; vote of, recorded, 332 (bis) ; 
vote of, recorded, 350; signs grant 
of lot, 353, 370, 372 ; re-elected alder- 
man, 378; sworn, 382; signs water 
lot leases, 389, 401 ; vote of, repfis- 
tered, 402, 414; reports from Bnde- 
well inspection committee, 414; re- 
elected alderman, 447; sworn, 450; 
on street committee, 452; on com- 
mittee to locate ferry landing, 8:15; 
signs ferry leases, 25; signs water 
lot lease, 30, 35; votes for reservoir, 
di; re-elected alderman, 56; sworn, 
00; to sign leases, 96; re-elected al- 
derman, 107; sworn. III. 

Filkin, Henry, appointed inspector of 
shipment of cattle, i : 84. 

Fincent, see Vincent. 

Finch. John, listed voter. South Ward, 
a : 164, 165 ; account of, reported, 

413- 
Fincher, Abraham, elected an assessor. 

West Ward, 3:394; re-elected, 415; 
elected a constable, 4 : 70 ; sworn, 74 ; 
account of, ordered paid, 77, 188; 
again elected an assessor, 5 : 153 ; re- 
elected, 177. 

Fine, Abraham, Inquest held on body 
of. 7:215. 

Fine, Frederick, elected a constable. 
North Ward, 5 : 28 ; sworn, 34. 

Fine, Hendrick, elected a constable. 
North Ward, 6 : 65 ; exempt, 69; suc- 
cessor to, elected, 70. 

Fines, for violatmg orders to constables 
watch, 1 : 8-9, 93-4 ; for violation of 
Sabbath ordinance, 27, 134-41 ; per- 
sons in arrears for, warned of dis- 



INDEX 



273 



Fines (continued) — 
tress of goods, 67; for absence from 
military watch, 90; to be collected 
the next day, 91-2, 94; imposed for 
refusal to serve when elected to of- 
fice, 157. 

Fines and amercements. Common 
Council have power to tax, i : 298. 

Fire, Prevention of, i : 139 ; pro- 
visions against, 187 ; committee to 
inspect materials for protection 
against, 21 1 ; ordinance to prevent, 
read, y?^, 392 ; J : 22. 183. 223 ; 4 : 82- 
83; at the City Hall, 5: 190; Law in 
addition to a Law for the better pre- 
venting of, 6:116; 7:330-1. 

Fire and candle, Absent freemen must 
keep, 3 : 29. 

Fire-bell, Paid for, 8:65. 

Fire-engine, and fifty buckets sent to 
the poorhouse for protection of the 
new barracks, 6 : 122 ; fire-engines 
ordered from England, 137-8; appro- 
priation towards a, for Long Island, 
7:3; one ordered for the Out 
Ward, 356 ; care of, 8 : 67, 1 16 ; one 
to be moved from City Hall to West 
Ward and one to Montgomerie 
Ward, 7 : 356 ; one ordered pur- 
chased, 366; paid for, 368; commit- 
tee instructed to buy another, 373; 
paid for, 2^77 \ for West Ward paid 
for, 463 ; for making a, 8 : 13. 

Fire-engine house to be built on Rut- 
ger*s walk in East W^ard. 6:6; alter- 
ing a, 43 ; paid for materials for, 284 ; 
to be erected in the North Ward, 7: 
181 ; work on a. 202 ; for building a, 
208; in Montgomerie Ward, 389. 

Fire-engines. Act for purchase of two, 
4 : 54 ; ordered, 55, 56, 8a.; room in 
City Hall for, 122; ordered cleaned 
and oiled, 128; payment for, 149; 
committee on, 168 ; repairing the, 194, 
215, Z2>^\ committee on, 303; house 
for, 319, 332; sleepers for, 324; 
smith's work, 341 ; repairing, 463 ; 
committee to inspect and repair, 
5:4; paid for repairs, 8, 13, 21, 55 ; 
on new place for the. 55; one hun- 
dred pounds appropriated for new, 
22; paid freight on, 54; one hundred 
and eighty pounds for two, 264; 
freight paid on, 285; shed for one 
in NIontgomerie Ward, 255 ; appro- 
priation for a, 262 ; house for a large, 
ordered in Hanover Square, 288; 
paid. 300, 317; for work on, 404; 
keeping and cleaning, 454, 6 : 23, 84 ; 
repairing, 121, 139; paid for repair- 
ing and caring for, 252, 269, 275, aps, 

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Fire-engines (continued) — 
335; wheels ordered shod, 315; tak- 
ing care of, 384-5» 422; 7 : 3o; repair- 
ing, 68; care of, 75, 120; balance due 
on a, 120; repairing and care of, 176, 
22^,. 301, 37o» 440; making and re- 
pairing, 8:40; care of and repairing, 
51. 102; repairing, 63, 115, 117. 

Fire-engines, Paid overseer of, 4: 175, 
188, 198, 206, 215, 232, 242, 24B, 261, 
282, 303, 319; new overseer engaged, 
367 ; paid, 367. 463 ; 5 : 10, 21, 55, 90, 
^^y 385; J. Stoutenburgh appointed 
overseer of, 6 : 255. 

Fire in the fFly, Buckets lost at the, 
1 : 266. 

Firemen, Bill asked for to provide ex- 
pense of, 4 : 404 ; appointed under 
Act of Assembly, 436-8; law regu- 
lating and declaring duty of, 438-40; 
paid for printing law, 443 ; appointed, 
5:43; 60, 85, 134, 163, 164, 175, 187, 
203, 215. 246, 291, 317, 338, 341, 353, 
385, 407, 435. 452; 6:6-7, 96, 141, 
163, 164, 249-50, 275-6, 308, 314-15, 
403. 435; 7: 19, loo-i. III, 144, 257-8, 

300, 356, 385, 389-90, 457; 8:5, 13, 
65, 117, 130; removed, 5:215. 317; 
7 : 438 ; to wear leather caps, 6 : 315. 

Fire money, i : 262. 

Fireplaces, Inspectors of, i : 255. 

Fires for boiling pitch to be made 
against the stone wall of the Half 
Moon, 1 : 73 ; for boiling victuals not 
allowed on vessels, 73-4; not allowed 
aboard vessels at dock at night, 144; 
Bill for more effectual prevention of, 
6 : 277 ; last clause of, ordered pub- 
lished, 282-3, 287. 

Firewood, Ordinance regarding sale of, 
1 : 41 ; cord wood only shall be sold, 
7^7^ 138; places for cording, 138; 
not to be landed on dock, 144; to be 
cut and sold onlv as cord wood, 145- 
6; Governor asked to confirm and 
publish the order, 146; orders about 
suspended, 156; law on dimensions 
of, repealed, a : 274 ; law for prevent- 
ing frauds in, 4 : 107-8; law for cord- 
ing of, 6 : 312, 320-1 ; law for pre- 
venting frauds in, repealed, 320: pe- 
tition to Council of the Province re- 
garding Bill regulating the sale of, 
452-3; new regulation of, ordered, 7: 
46, 50, 147-8; petition to Assembly 
regarding Bill to regulate cording of, 
^^iS; John Lamb appointed inspector 
of, for Coenties Slip, 8 : 67. 

Firewood and candles for the guard» 
1 : 367; a : 10; mayor to provide, 120; 
for the watch, 4 : 75, 458. 490. 



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Firewood and candles for use of the 
Court, 3 : 109, 140, 172, 209, 225, 253, 
287, 316, 341, 366, 380, 384. 409, 438; 
4 : 10, 55, 60, 138, 180, 234, 240, 242, 
257. 298, 325, 370, 426, 458, 490 ; paid 
for, 5:23, 38; appropriation for, 39; 
paid for, 54, 87, 100, 108, in, 134, 
158, 183, 207, 234. 278, 314. 346, 362, 
402, 448, 466; 6: 12, 51, 75, 180, 247, 

295. 353, 397; 7:25, 45, 90, 121, 134, 
176, 191, 208; firewood for, 228, 261, 
334, 420, 451. 

Firewood and provisions for prisoners, 
5 : 254-5, 282, 336, 405. 

Firewood and timber found felled may 
be taken by freemen, 4 : 112. 

Firewood and trees, Order concerning 
cutting, on the commons, 3 : 245, 247 ; 
4 : 111-12. 

Firewood for new Barracks, Guard 
House and Hospital, Appropriations 
for, 6: 117; for barracks at the Bat- 
tery, 1 18 ; paid for, for new barracks, 
128, 129; for Col. Rolo, 140; for 
soldiers, 146; order for providing, 
153; appropriation for, 352; for jus- 
tices at new goal, 376; for prisoners 
in new goal, 7 : 251 ; for the Bride- 
well, 267; 8: 111; for the City Hall, 
7 : 32$, 394 ; for use of the corpora- 
tion, 8:61, 84, 112; for city guard, 
117; for city militia watch, 125. 

Firewood for the city. Paid for, 3 : yy. 

Firewood for the courts ordered, a : 
246; payment for, 251. 

Firewood for use of the corporation. 
Appropriation for, 6 : 95. 

Firewood, see also Cordwood. 

Fireworks, Law to prevent all sorts 
of, 5:239. 

Firkin (ferkin), i : 138. 

Fish, John, appointed a fireman, East 
Ward, 7:386; reappointed, 8:130. 

Fish, Nathan (iel), appointed a fireman, 
East Ward, 6:403; reappointed, 
7 : 100, 145, 258, 386. 

Fish, Packing of, 1:139; places for 
sale of, 217, 244; law against bring- 
ing or selling certain, during certain 
months, 6:157-8; repealed. 279. 

Fish in Fresh Water Pond, Law for 
preserving the, 4 : 209-10. 

Fish market at Countess Slip, Cover 
over, ordered made, 7-366; for 
building a, 393: work done to, 462; 
repairs to dock under, 8:38; dram 
under, ordered repaired. 102. 

Fisher, Thomas, Bond to, ordered 
signed, 8 : 54 '. interest ordered paid 
to, 110. 



Fisher, William, ordered paid for 
watch duty, 4 : 460. 

Fishery at Kingsbridge, Petition of 
J. Quinley for a, granted, 3 : 257-8 ; 
lease of, executed, 312. 

Fishing, A public place for, 3 : 138. 

Fitz Roy, Rt. Hon. Augustus Lord, 
Address of welcome to, ordered, 
4 : 161 ; freedom of corporation 
awarded to^ 162; gold box given to, 
ordered paid for, 187. 

Flannigan, William, elected a constable. 
East Ward, 5^347; sworn, 351. 

Flats for use of the corporation, Paid 
for, 7 : 397. 

Fletcher, Col. Benjamin, Reception or- 
dered in honor of arrival of, as Gov- 
ernor, 1 : 282 ; fiat of, appointing re- 
corder, 283; signs proclamation of 
appointment, 284 ; present in Council, 
338, 343. 347 ; petition to, for bridge 
at Spuyten Duyvil, 306-7; address to, 
asking confirmation of Dongan Char- 
ter, extended jurisdiction of mayor- 
alty and renewal of bolting act, 311- 
13; ability of, set forth in address to 
king, 316-17; ordered presented ad- 
dress and gold cup, 325; address to, 
in full, 326^; proclamation of, 
ordering corporation to get ready 
wood for new battery, 335; petition 
of corporation to, for right to levy 
tax toward new battery, 341-2; pres- 
ent in Council, 2:2, 3 ; petition of 
M. Clarkson to, 3 ; petition of mayor, 
etc., to, asking grant of vacant land 
on Nassau (Long) Island, 4-$. 

Fletcher Street, Committee to mspect 
pavement of, 5 : 385. 

Flour, Exportation of, forbidden, 
1:3; order continued, 16 ; inspectors 
of, appointed, 20, 38; deputies ap- 
pointed, 39; charge per barrel for 
inspection, 39; of summer wheat not 
to be exported, 39; name of seller 
of, to be branded on each barrel, 66; 
to be bolted and packed for expor- 
tation only at New York, 80, 95-6, 
104. 152-3; warrants issued to seize 
all imported, 94-6; imported by Col. 
Lewis Morris ordered seized, 95; 
dealers in, to brand their mark on 
each cask, 134; none to be imported, 
135; exportation of, 141-2; bad, made 
at Albany, 142; bolted without the 
city, ordered seized, 230; fees of 
attorneys retained in action about, 
236, 237. 287; importation of, for- 
bidden, 280-1 ; old orders concerning 
bolting of, confirmed, 280-1 ; bolting 
of, for transportation, 309, 312, 313; 
Supreme Court decision on, 318-19; 



Flour (cuntinnrd) — 
I'tK and laie of casks far, 324, 340. 
3S2. 361 ; bolting of, don« in country, 
under Act o( uie Assembly. 430-1; 
rights o( the city to. removed by Act. 
431 ; sole privilege of bolting, taken 
Irum the city, a : 7 ; petition for it« 
return, 8; recorder to prepare an 
addrets. 31: text of. 32-3; agent m 
represent state of the city to the 
king, 33-4; the manufacture of, 
prufitable to the Province, 44: cause 
of prosperity to the cit^^. 44 : need 
of rc»ior»iion to the ciiy of sole 
riglit to. 73 ; importation tax on, 
iii-t^l law to be drawn for, 112; 
ordinance passed. 113-5; repealed, 
120; Atsemlily asked to impote tax 
on. iJO; brought over ferry to be 
landed at Burgers Path, 254. 359. 
368. 

Flour and biscuit, Mvrking the tare o(. 
regulated, 3:319-20: name of vender 
(o be branded on casks for. jso. 

Flour and bread. Petition to Governor 
td confirm previous orders regarding 
manufacture and exportation of, i : 
143 : answer of fiavemor. 142-3 : 
reasons asked for prohibition of 
bolting, 143." committee to frame 
reasons, i^: reasons myen. 149-501 

Flour, biscuit or pease. Dimensions of 
cisks for. a:at8-ig. 

Flour brc.id, com and butter, Petition 
to Gov. Chnton to jirohibit the ex- 
portation of. 5 ; »-(*-4- 

Flour. cider, etc. Revenue collected 
on, 3:210: specially appropriated. 

JtlO-II 

Flour for loaf bread. Committee on a 
law for inspection of. j : 37S. 

Flour, unmerchamalile. Petition to 
stop saie of, 4: l6g-;ro; committee to 
draft law concerning, aSI-3 ; for 
drafting Uw, 7^^. 

Flowing l»land near Hell Gaie. Leave 
to build a mill on. granted to J. 
Mardh. 3: ita. 

Floyd. Uerricfc (Dlrriek) Ever»on. 
laied on piopert)'. 1 : 50; 'n dockage 
arrtart. 1^ 

Fly. trr Smith'* \1y. 

Fly Harkel, Commillee on enlanring, 
S : ASS '■ repair* ordered on, 6 : Ho; 
pjid for. ro; bridge at, ordered re- 
paired, 90: paid for repair*. I03, 163. 
44)^ II '. UJ : cleaning common 
sewer nt, ;«R: work done at 7.*A 
ai8, 14%. f47 . Isw trBuUtiiig UM of. 
3645; P'-tilMMi '■•" leuve to enlarire. 
llel«rre<!. ,M4: RTinted, 32(1; platform 
at to be arched. V9: makJnc arcbet. ' 



Fly Market (continued)— 
337: work at and materialt forM 
sweeping, 8:9a, 105, US, I3J 



'39- 



,oTk at. : 



Fly Market Slip. Petition for leave t 
widen pier on west side of, 4 '■ 4t>3„ 
reported an iniolerable nuisance, f^ 
1 14 ; law to prevent, becoming * 
nui.saiKt, 145; paid cleansing iliK 
i6i: committee on stain in, i^ 
188; ordered cleansed, »8: subscrip* 
lion for a dr»in tor, 22Q; committer 
on drain in, 265, 300; report. a67j1 
work ordered, 267; paid on dra— ' 
270; repairs, 336: committee 
sewer. 335: report 00 drainage I, 
cleaning out slip. 343-4; clcansing^B 
,158. 364. 402: repairs. 409. 4"; elesn- f 
mg mud OHt, 430; "aid scow hire for 
cleanmg. A : 81 : for cleaning, 20^, 
248: 7:31. '34: iron* in, 161; chain 
across bridce at. 177; model of ferry 
■ 8: t6. 



highways for Bowery. 1 
FoMeman, jte Fulliman, 
FoUiman, ire Fulliman. 
Fonson, Jacob, in dockage arrears, i:| 

Fontyn. Jacques, ordered paid for ■ 
of house tiy Common Council 1 
committee, a : 403 

Fopen. Efihert. ippointcd carman, 
1:85 

Forbes (Forbush). Alesander. House 
of, 6rlS: elected a conftable. North J 
Ward, too: sworn, to6; re-electe^J 
147; sworn, tjl ; ordered paid tfti 
(ink well, 148; ordered paid fori 
services, 217; appointed poorhoiiie 
keeper, 276 : ordered reimhurjed, 
15ft: voled n considers I inn. 385; ac- 
count of. ordered paid. .WS ; 7 ^ »6o. 

Forbes (Forbitsh), Gilbert elected 
consuble, West Ward. 4:65: «J-J 
pointed high constable. 67: sworn. 68;| 
successor to. (as constable) 69; reap- 
pointed high constable. 102; swom,~l 
106: account of. ordered paid, 24"; 
elected an assessor. 431 ; elected as- 
siniant : re-elected assessor. 34 ; 
■worn assistant 4t : tnccesuie to. u 
assessor, ordered elected, if. anc- _ 
cctaoT e)ec(cd, 44 : to have well s 
f{i: on aiidiling committee, ^i ; 
eommlHee to consider water tot i _ 
titimu. i,n: on cnmmitloe to let ferrj^ 
57-8 ; "n comniittee to tnipect lantfn 
title. 68; reports, 70-1 ; an committee 
to have road repaired : on eommil 
to inTMiigate encroachment: onct 



276 



INDEX 



Forbes (continued) — 
mittec to consider water lot petition, 
74; re-elected assistant, 82; sworn, 
86 ; on committee to inspect contested 
election returns, 83; on street com- 
mittee, 97; reports, 97-8; added to 
surveying committee, no; ordered 
reimbursed, 112; on committee to 
transfer land, 118; reports from 
survey committee, 122; on commit- 
tee to fit up room for Council, 123; 
account of, ordered paid, 129; de- 
ceased; account of, ordered paid to 
executors, 202. 

Forbes, Gilbert, [2d,] co-executor, or- 
dered paid account of Gilbert Forbes, 
deceased, 7 : 202 ; elected an assessor, 
West Ward, 230; sworn, 238; con- 
tracted with by corporation to fence 
in Bowling Green, 281 ; ordered 
paid, 290; re-elected assessor, 317. 

Forbes, John, appointed high con- 
stable, 6 : 266 : sworn, 268 ; elected 
an assessor, North Ward, 431 ; re- 
elected, 7 :34. 82 ; sworn, 87 ; appointed 
a public measurer, 135. 

Forbes (Forhush). Joseph, elected a 
constable. North Ward, 6 : 100 ; 
sworn, 106; account of, ordered 
paid, 136; re-elected constable, 147; 
sworn, 151; re-elected, 183; sworn, 
188; elected collector; re-elected 
constable, 222 ; sworn, 226 ; account 
of. ordered paid, 253-4; re-elected 
collector and constable, 264; sworn, 
268; re-elected collector and con- 
stable, 303; sworn, 307; re-elected 
collector, 345. 390» 43i- 

Forbes, Philander, co-executor, or- 
dered paid account of Gilbert Forbes, 
deceased, 7 : 202. 

Forbush, see Forbes. 

Ford, Anthony, appointed a fireman, 
Montpromerie Ward, 7 : 387 ; account 
of, ordered paid, 303, 462. 

Ford, James, paid for services, 8: 112. 

Ford & Skinner, Messrs., Account of, 
ordered paid, 7 : 393, 462 ; 8 : 44. 

Fordon. Isaac, elected a constable. 
West Ward, 6: 100; sworn, 106. 

Fordon, Thomas, taxed for new dock, 

1:35. 
Forfeitures, Act apainst unreasonable, 

a : 7. 2>2, 37, 39, 40 ; petition for repeal 
of, 357-8. 
Forken, Egbert, carman, discharged, 

1 : 146. 
Forrest, Jacobus, directed when to 

bake, i : 76. " 

Forrest, John, taxed for new dock, 

1:32. 



Forrest, John, elected a constable. 

Dock Ward, 5:308; sworn, 312. 
Forrest, Philip, taxed for new dock, 

1:35. 
Forster, Miles, Land to be transferred 

to, 1 : 362 ; land granted to, 370. 
Fort, The, i : 112; paid W. Lynccn for 

extra services at fire in, 6: 144; 

buildings in, destroyed by fire, 8 : 9, 

II, 14, 15; taking down chimneys and 

walls in, 26; paid constables for 

watching, 26. 
Fort garden. Street along the fence of 

the, to be paved, 8 : 193. 
Fort George, Tax levy for money to 

repair barracks in, 3 : 456. 
Fort James reserved to the King, i : 

305. 

Fortifications, Large sums disbursed 
for, 1:25; out of repair, 86; com- 
mittee appointed to adjust accounts 
of Peter Delanoy for work on, 2H ; 
city not responsible for cost of re- 
pairs on, 265 ; committee to see what 
repairs are needed on, 267; survey 
of, 267-8; revenue of weighhouse 
granted for repairs on, 269-71 ; in- 
habitants not in train bands to work 
on, 271-2; Col. Bayard accepts man- 
agement of repairs on, 272; persons 
required to work on, 329-30, 354; 
one hundred pounds to be raised for 
repairs of, 330; petition to the As- 
sembly to raise money for, 330; pow- 
er of city to raise money for, ques- 
tioned, 337, 338, 340, 341-2; answer 
of Governor and Council, 338, 343; 
arrearages due on, 344; ordinance 
for raising money for, 345-8; re- 
pairing, 350; order from the Gov- 
ernor to put in order, 379; much 
out of repair, 412; five hundred 
pounds to be raised by tax, 413; or- 
dinance for the tax, 413-15; petition 
for demolishing the, along Wall 
Street, 2 : 82 ; order to stop leveling 
of, in street fronting Hudson River, 
260; petition to Gov. Combury to 
repair, and to arm citizens, 299-300, 
301 ; ordinance concerning work on, 
303-5. 325. 327, 337. 353; fines col- 
lected to be expended on, 305 ; ac- 
counts of, ordered balanced, 393. 

Fortifications at the new battery, 
Commissioners of, 4 : 489. 

Fortifying the city. Assessments or- 
dered to raise money for, 2:234; 
petition to Assembly for better, 

8 : 147. 
Foster, Jacob Christopher, sworn a 
constable. North Ward, 8 : 206. 



Poocliard, John Jnmes. elected wn- 
sUblc. East Ward, resigns, a ; 289, 

FouBUctt, Andrew, listed voter, West 
\\nt4. J;ita. 170. 

Potrlcf, John, House of, 8: 53, 104. 

Fowler. Moses, liable as securily on 
bond toward King's College founda- 



I. 6; 9*5. 

_ _ ..T. PexeTO) (Pi 

consuble. lUrlcin, 7:318; 



Fowler. Pexel(I) (Pexsell). elected a 



jai ; acwuni of, ordered paid, 377. 

Fnnibrami:r, llcodrick, elected cot' 

lector and cotista.bIc, Harlcni, 71379: 

Prampton. 
in dockage arrears. tzB. 

France. **■* Fraticcii. 

France, Fleet and army from, expect- 
ed. » : 335 ; day lor ptocUiniiiiK 
ptace Willi, celebrated, 3 : 4' ; "Ppre- 
liension of war with, 6:20. 

Frincen (France. Francinc, Francis, 
Franson). Claus (ClaM), Kranied a 
liquor license, i : 81 ; ordered to at- 
tend at bridge, 169; petition of, for 
confirmation of land patent, grant- 
ed. 196-7. igo, 2tw. 

Frinccn, Direlc. Petition of, (or con- 
firmalion of land patent, granted, ■ : 

FraaccD, Henry, listed voter, East 

Ward, j: 173. 176- 
Ffwccn, Taonbiis, taxed for new dock, 

1:3s: liWcd a city creditor. 45 i i" 

dockage arrears, laS; petition of, for 

coafirmation of land patent, granted, 

15&-7. '99. KM, 
Francea, Tyraon (Tymcn), Petition of. 

for confirmation of land patent, 

granted, i : 196-7, 199, 302: appointed 

packer and culler. Ji3. 
Frances, irf Fraunces. 
Francioe, «■< Franecn. 
Fraitds, ste Francen anii atto 

Pntinrcs. 
Franckford Street, Report of cotn- 

miltec on, with details of grading. 



at „7 

Frasier, Mrs. , deported with dilld 

at corporation expense, 7 : 339. 

Fraunces (Frances, Francis), Samuel, 
innkeeper. Account of, ordered paid, 
6:419; bnard meets at house of. 
7:39:1; account of. ordered paid. 
305: house of, 43j: account of, or- 
dered j>aid, 8: t. 8, 33, 32. 64, 9^, 113. 

Fred, Capt. John, elected assistant, 
Monisomerie Ward, 4 : 318 ; aworo, 
tn; on coniniittee to survey water 
lots, 336 ; reports, 377-9 ; on committee 
to locate house of correction, etc., a^ 
241; report*, 350. 2jt ; added loaudit- 

lajr out roads, ijfi; on connnittee lo 
draft ordinance for inspection of 
Dour, ast-2; on committee to choo«e 
watchmen. 35^-3. 367; reports, a<58; 
on eomniitice to consider buicheri^ 
petition, 369; reports, 273: re-elecled 
assiitaiii, 274: sworn. 381, 367; on 
committee to choose watchmen, 398; 
reports, 299; on committee 10 repair 
fire eniiiines, 303: on committee to 
hire keeper of workhouse, J05; re- 

GrtM, 307-11; on committee lo lease 
id. 330; on committee lo sutrejf 
lots, 323-4: on committee to investi- 
gate ferry encroachments. 33t ; re- 
ports. 3^1-2; on eomniiitee to report 
on petition for renewal of slaughter 
hnuae lease, 331 ; reports. 343 : on 
cominiliee to consider petition for 
wlrarfing, 341; reports, 368; re-elect- 
ed assiMant, 346; swoni, 350; on 
auditing commiitee, 351 ; on com- 
mittee to fit up Common CouneQ 
chamber (or Governor's Council. 354: 



.. fire engines, 367; 
to direct wharling. 367-8: 
on commiitee to inrcstigate dispoled 
title to land. 379- 
Frcdenburgh, ttt Vrcdenhurgli 
Frederick. Areni. to appraise an estate, 

i:33"- 
Ffcd*f!(k. Ihe ib'-MnaVer. reforied by 



fi:i .1 liy. ft at. 

fr,r : tirantcd, 447. 

Frariff ■■III. elected a 

coinm;jir. >\.:m iVard. f-M- 

awom, 35 1. 
Franaon, trt Fnneen. 
Fmier, Tbnma*. Goods of, leJced, 

7 :«S3 



I 1 ilirce alder- 

i^ake. 1:303; 

< retail or exer- 

-. who Rur be. 



Freedom of dty, 1 



278 



INDEX 



Freedom of city (continued) — 
and others, 370; to J. Keill and A. 
Kennedy, 412; in box of gold for 
Gov. W. Burnet, 3 : 23J ; and seal 
in a gold box to Capt. Solgard, 322, 
323-4; with seal in box of gold for 
Gov. Montgomerie, 434; cost of ^old 
box for, 439 r presented, 439; given 
to Joseph Murray, 445-6; and to J. 
Chambers, 446; with seal in silver 
box presented to Capt. Covil Mayne, 
458-9; given to J. De Lancey, P. 
Warren, J. Alexander, W. Jamison, 
Wm. Smith, and John Avery, 4 : 44 1 
with seal in gold box to Gov. Wm. 
Cosby, 146-8; with seal in gold box 
to Lord Augustus Fitz Roy, 161 -2; 
with seals in silver gilt boxes given 
to A. Cosby and T. Freeman, 190, 
191-3 ; boxes paid for, 205 ; presented 
to Capts. M. Norris and K. Long, 
234-5; to Andrew Hamilton, of Phil- 
adelphia, 273, 277-8; gold box for 
seal subscribed for, 278; ordered 
printed, 283; to Daniel Horsmanden, 
362; presented to Gov. George Clin- 
ton, 5 : 96-7 ; ordered engrossed and 
gold box for seal, 97; paid for gold 
box, 99; to F. Davison, D. Brown 
and John Evetts for services at fire 
at City Hall, 190; to Capt. John 
Burgiss for capture of a French 
privateer, 223-4; draft of, 225; to 
Gov. Wm. Shirley, of Massachusetts 
Bay, 229-30; with seal in gold box 
for Gov. Sir Danvers Osborn, 420; 
with seal in p^old box to Gov. Chas. 
Hardy, 6 : 24, 28-9 ; with seal in gold 
box to Gen. J. Amherst. 225. 235-6; 
presented, 237; paid for gold box, 
254; presented to Gov. Robert 
Monckton, 271 ; gold box for seal 
ordered. 271; paid for, 278; pre- 
sented to Gov. Sir Henry Moore, 
445; gold box for seal ordered, 4i6\ 
to Maj.-Gen. Thomas Gage, with 
gold box for seal, 4.16; to \V. Davis 
for pi ft of a portrait of Rt. Hon. 
Wm. Pitt, 7:20; to Gov. Dunmore 
with seal in gold box, 240-1 ; to Gov. 
Wm. Tryon with seal in gold box, 
292, 2Q5-6; to Gen. Gage with seal 
in gold box, .420, 425, 426; to Gov. 
Wm. Tryon after the fire, 8: 10; to 
Robt. R. Livirgston, late recorder, 23. 

Freedom of city forfeited, i : 10, 18, 

103. 
Freedom of each merchant to be five 

pounds, 5 : 326. 
Freedoms. Fee for, 1:178; debts for, 

to be collected, 367. 



Freeholders or freemen inhabitants of 
the South Ward, 2 : 163-6 ; of the 
West Ward, 168-71; of the East 
Ward, 173-8. 

Freeholders who are local inhabitants 
only entitled to vote in each ward, 

2:57. 

Freeman, John, voted freeman gratis, 
2 : 197. 

Freeman, Ralph, appointed a fireman, 
East Ward, 6:6. 

Freeman, Thomas, son-in-law of Gov. 
Cosby, voted freedom of corpora- 
tion, 4:190; freedom presented to, 

192-3. 
Freeman, Cost of admission as a, i : 

303. 

Freeman, Oath of a, 1:394; :>:i&4, 
223; to be altered. 455; change in 
wording of, 3 : 378 ; new form of, 
392; 4: 121. 

Freemen, Cost and requirements for 
being, i: 10, 18, 19, 103, 137; list of. 
and householders, ordered taken, 
98, 373; admitted by magistrates, 
103; summoned for enrollment, 188; 
rights of, and fees for being made, 
222, 246; to prove their freedoms. 
228, 248; fee to sheriff or marshal 
for presenting delinquent, 264; to be 
enrolled and sworn, 389, 393 ; J : 22, 
184, 223; ordinance concerning, read, 
^'37^y 392; 2:21, 183, 223; inhabi- 
tants when charter was granted, 
their children and apprentices 
deemed, i : 394 ; certain, admitted, 
395 ; 3:31; order in reference to 
admission of, 29; rights of, lost by 
year's absence, 29; who are deemed, 
184, 223, 315; 3:3; printed law con- 
cerning, repealed, 2:198; no retail 
sellinp or handicraft allowed except 
by, 198-9; made gratis, 243; books 
for registering, 308; to be made and 
sworn by the corporation, 4:7, 21 ; 
law relating to makirg, 96-7; part of 
law relating to making of, repealed, 

5 : 284. 

French, Anne, widow of Philip, or- 
dered to hand over husband's ac- 
counts or suffer prosecution, 3:380; 
ordered reimbursed, 3 : 28. 

French. John, listed voter. West Ward, 
2 : 168, 170. 

French, John, elected a const?\ble, 
North Ward, 6 : 65 ; sworn, 69. 

French, Philip, merchant. Indian ser- 
vant of, a prisoner, i : 272; elected as- 
sistant, Dock Ward, 422 ; on commit- 
tee to relieve corn famine, 427; on 
committee to estimate cost of new 
City Hall. 428; on committee to pc- 



INDEX 



279 



French (continued) — 
tit ion King to restore bolting mo- 
nopoly, 431 ; reports, 2:6; on bridge 
committee, i : 432 ; ordered to present 
to Gov. Fletcher ferry petition, 2:2; 
reported on, 5: on committee to re- 
vise laws; to oversee paving of 
Burgers Path slip, 12; awarded dock 
contract, 105; city clerk ordered to 
draw lease to, for dock and slips, 
107; ordered paid by treasurer, 146; 
elected alderman, 150; sworn, 157, 
159; accompanies Mayor NocU to 
adjourn Mavor's Court, 160; attends 
mayor to City Hall, 179; ordered 
paid for surrendering dock lease, 
190; appointed mayor, etc., 202; 
sworn, 203-4: ordered paid for sur- 
rendering dock lease, 214; ordered 
paid for Assembly service, 217 ; or- 
dered paid for disbursements on the 
Queen s birthday, 221 ; ordered paid 
for disbursements (for bonfire and 
liquor) on news of English victory 
and on anniversary of Queen Anne's 
coronation, 231. 234: ordered reim- 
bursed for stolen soap, 2.^; ordered 
paid for Assembly service, 236; on 
announcincT intended voyage to Eng- 
land, ordered to hand over city 
charter and seals to recorder, 237-8; 
absent at installation of new officers, 
240; wife of, asked to hand over his 
p.ccounts ; accoimts of, asked for ; 
produced, 248; accoimt of, with city, 
hsted, 29(5; widow of, to hand over 
his accounts or suffer prosecution, 
380; account of, 431 : land formerly 
belonging to, 3 : 200. 

French, Philip. Agreement of, to serve 
in Assembly gratis, 3:iiq; petition 
signed by, ct al.. that unmarketable 
flour be kept out of city, 4 : 169-70. 

French and Spaniards, Victory over, at 
Vigo, a : 227. 

French Church, Paid for paving street 
before the. 7 : 46.^. 

French invasion. Petition to Gov. 
Cornbury regarding a feared, 2 : 299- 
300; second petition, 301. 

French privateer captured by Capt. 
John Htirgiss, 5 : 223-4, 225. 

French privateers sailed out of Marti- 
nique. 2 : 305-6. 

Fresh Water, South side of t!ie, i : 
112: north side of the, IT3. 

Fresh Water pond. Petition of tanners 
against draining. 4:216-7; leave 
given to cart mud and soil from the 
mouth of, 4 : 217. 

Frcsneau. Andrew, elected an assessor, 
East Ward. 3 : 181 : re-elected. 210. 



Fresneau, Peter, Petition of, to have 
name in grant of water lots, referred, 
7 : 32 ; petition of, for water lot, re- 
ferred, 38. 

Frits, Hendrick, elected a constable, 
Dock Ward, 6: 100; fined for refus- 
ing to serve, 107; successor to, elect- 
ed, 108. 

Frontiers, Money to be raised for 
soldiers on the, 1:363, 388, 416; as- 
sessments ordered to raise fund for 
defence of the, 2 : 324, 

Front>'n, Samuel, elected overseer of 
highways, Bowery, 2:212; elected 
assessor, 239. 

Frozen man. Coffin for a, 2 : 309. 

Fruit and vegetables. Regulations for 
sale of, 1 : 217-18, 244. 

Fruit, unripe, and oysters. Law to pre- 
vent sellmg or giving. Second clause 
of, repealed and clause added, 6 : 116; 
amended, 281-2; 7: 1 12-13. 

Fuller, Daniel, appointed a watchman, 
8: 15. 

Fulleman, see Fulliman. 

Fulliman (Folleman, Folliman, Fulle- 
man), Cornelius, appointed a watch- 
man, 4 : 239-jo : ordered paid, 252 ; 
reappointed, 257 ; ordered paid. 266. 

Fund for payment of city debts, i : 390; 
to be raised by selling land, 391 ; 
another report, 396-8. 

Funerals, Inviters to, appointed, i : 216- 
17, 221, 368; committee to regulate 
fees of inviters to, 3:59: Law for 
regulating fees, 3 : 97. 

Funk, Bartholomew, vn^'l illegally. 
East Ward. 2 : 175, 178. 

Furman, see Thunnan. 

Funiis, , ctMUroller rf ordnance, 

suggested as recioicnt of corporation 
arms for provincial troops: corpora- 
tion ready to deliver .irms to. 6: 135; 
arms ordered delivered to, 136. 

Fusilcers, Establishment of a hundred, 
1:230; money for a company of, 
3^; Act for raising money to main- 
tain one hundred and fifty, and 
thirty scouts for frontiers, 2 : 209. 

P ABREY. Timotheus. taxed for new 

^ dock. 1 : 34. 

Gaesbeck. Col. . l^)^l'^o cf, 3: 

320, 475: new land of. 487. 

Gage. Hon. ^Tajor-Gcncral Thoir.as. 
Corporation address to. 6:.|-:o-i; re- 
ply of, 441 : freedom of corporation 
voted, in full. 4J5: freedom of corpo- 
ration aeain voted to, 7:420; address 
to, in full, on departure, 424-5; ad- 
dress and freedom presented to. 426; 
reply of, in full, 426-7. 



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INDEX 



Gaillard (Galliard), Daniel, listed 
voter, West Ward, 2: 168, 170. 

Gaine, Hugh, Account of, for printing, 
ordered paid, 7 : 283 ; mention of 
newspaper of, 432 ; prints corporation 
notes, 8 : 50 ; ordered paid interest 
on bonds assigned to, 114. 

Gaine & Rivington, Messrs., News- 
paper of, 7 : 432. 

Gal(l)atian, David, elected constable. 
North Ward, 3:373; sworn, 376] 
elected collector, 452. 

Gale, William, elected a constable, 
Dock Ward, 4 : 469 ; sworn, 474. 

Gallaudet, Elisha, Account of, ordered 
paid, 8 : 59. 

Galliard, see Gaillard. 

Gallows ordered erected on the com- 
mons, 3 ' 381 ; paid for making, 385 ; 
erected, 412; paid for, 414; and two 
gibbets paid for, 5:23, 316; gallows 
ordered moved to foot of Catiemuts 
Hill, 6 : 51 ; paid for making a, 6 : 
401 ; 7 : 64. 

Gait, William, listed voter, South 
Ward, 2 : 163, 165 ; voted illegally, 
West Ward, 169, 171. 

Gambling, at dice or cards on the 
watch forbidden, 1:9, 91, 93, 94; on 
the Sabbath forbidden, 27; law re- 
straining slaves from, 3 : 277-8 ; 4 : 
87-8. 

Gambould, Moses, elected a constable. 
East Ward. 4 : 441 ; sworn, 445. 

Gaming, Draft of a Bill for restrain- 
ing, read, 5 : 35- 

Gaming houses, Complaint and petition 
regarding. 4 : 311-12. 

Gaol, Sheriff authorized to make need- 
ed repairs to, i : 337 * allowance for 
repairing the city, 418; payment for 
iron work done on, 427; bill of Thos. 
Clarke for mending, allowed, 2:59; 
bills for repairs to, audited, 67; in 
City Hall retained for use of city for 
one month after sale, 81 ; sherifT or- 
dered to have, strengthened, 256; 
payment made for, 276-7; committee 
on removing, 381 ; payment for work 
on the, 3: 19; paid for repairing, 84, 
152; committee to inspect the, 86; 
complaint of Supreme Court against, 
359; attempts to break, 362; petition 
to Assembly for an Act to raise 
money for, 369-71, 406, 418-19; Bill 
for a new, 372, 406, 417, 419; order 
of Court after presentment by grand 
jury, 404-6; to be repaired, 406; re- 
quest that no prosecution be brought, 
406; counsel retained, 406-7; treas- 
urer to report monies expended on, 
407; new, m City Hall, 410; paid for 



Gaol (continued) — 
repairs, 411; special watchmen or- 
dered for, 412 ; repairs after fire, 483 ; 
upper floor of City Hall, west end, 
4 : 66 ; work on grate in, 76 ; paid the 
keeper of the^ 5 : 24 ; for fire and 
watch, 54; chimney ordered put in 
gaol over Library room, 470; com- 
mittee on building the new, 6 : 84 ; 
treasurer's commission on monies 
for, to be three-quarters of one per 
cent., 87 ; two thousand pounds paid, 
137 ; to be made three stories, 141 ; 
payment on, 145, 167; Act and order 
for the removal of prisoners from 
City Hall to, 181-2; paid money ad- 
vanced by J. Depeyster for, 212, 219, 
249, 256; grates and floors in, 282; 
work on, 286; iron for, 286; smith's 
work, 316; chimney backs, lime and 
labor, 356; work on, 419; paid for 
watching, 7:19; work done at, 30^ 
68; glazmg, 92; work on, 94; smith's 
work, 98; carpenter's work, 98; 
materials and mason work, 139; 
committee on roof and painting, 185 ; 
lime for, 192; firewood for, 158; 
work on, 220; committee on repair- 
ing, 223 ; hauling sand for paving 
yard at, 228; work and paving stone, 
233; work on, 243, 254; lime for, 
290; other expenses, 290; ordered re- 
paired and painted, 310; expenses of, 
316; iron and smith's work for, 325; 
iron work, 327; work on, 337; bolts, 
locks and screws, 348; expenses, 348; 
committee on cistern at, 362; making 
cistern, 369; work at, 372; stone 
stoop to be made at, 373; expenses, 
375; work and materials, 393; paid 
for stone stoop, 393; expenses, 394; 
work at, 404; medical attendance on 
poor prisoners, 411; pails and tubs 
for^ 418; expenses, 429, 456; black- 
smith's work at, 442 ; expenses, 8 : 18, 
66; work at, 44; hearth stones for, 
44; cart harne s for, 72; smith's 
work for, 75.109; provision and wood 
for poor prisoners in, 75, 120; expen- 
ses, 79, 100, 12(); iron work for, 91. 

Gaoler, Lodging room for, ordered 
built in City Hall, 3 : 39i- 

Gaols, Committee appointed to care for 
and strengthen the, 2: $7; money 
asked of Governor for making of, for 
soldiers. 136; repairs needed on, 3: 
317; paid for, 318; 4:61; committee 
to inspect and repair. 5 : 60, 253, 314, 
373', to repair and clean, 146; pai ', 
^10; committee of conference on 
building, 6 : 71 ; Francis Child ap- 
pointed keeper of, 7 : 335- 



GarbBgt ind rubbltti not to be thrown 
into atrccta. l.tgb; 4- 103. S*e also 
SirccH, Cleaning. 

Garden to poorhouse, 4:jio: paid for 
work on, and icedi, 334; nikcs for, 



366. 
C*.rd<ntt. Gsus Johnson, taxed for 

nnr dock. ■ : 36. 
Girdenier, jncob, luboicr, swom a {f««- 

tnaii, s-i3&- 
Gardiner's Island, Depredationa of 

SDUtish prirateer al, j : 458. 
Garland, Licai , voKiI (reedoiii of 

Cil>-. 3 : 8+ 
Garaal, Hugh, House occupied by, 7 : 

Gamer, i^wrence. elected collector, 
West Ward, »:jAi: again swom. 
X)6; ordered notified of lapse of 
lease. 4:66; appears in court. 6?; 
proposals of. considered. 68; land 
of. to be surveyed, 6q; lot of, 184; 
elected coilcclor. 105; expense of 
surveying land claimed by, en- 
tered, 224: land of, ordered 
viewed, 321 ; elected an assessor, 
Bowery, 469; re-elccled. %:3q: 
swom, 35; re-elected, 99: absent at 
sweanng in, 103; elected collector. 
139: deceased, tig: son-in-law of. 
given leave to continue his lease. 221. 

GaniMy. Mcnry, Bond of, as a car- 
man, 1 : 78. 

Garrabraiicc, tre Garrabrants. 

Carrabrans. tet Garrali rants. 

G&rrabrants (Garrabrance. Garra- 
braris, Garrebronts. Geerbrants, 
Gerbranis. Gerbrantse), Francis, 
elected collector. Dock Ward. 3 : 
339; elected an asscMor, 3:99; re- 
elected. ij6. 

Garmhrantt Marcel li)us, appointed a 
ArcBian, West Ward. 6 : 314 ; re- 
appointed. 7 : loa 144, 25?. 

Gan^rants, Peter, appointed a fire- 
man. Nonh Ward, 61141; reap- 
pointed, jw. 31s ; 7rioo, 144. as?. 

Garresn ^alin. elected constable, 
Dixie \S xrd ; declared ineligible, 
i-4»; elected «>!lector. Mont- 
gor^,.:. W„r,l ,■'■, 

Gifn- rid of, s: 143. 

Cfli- :an«. 

Gai: -lected a con- 



EX ,8, 

Garrett, ttt aho Garrettson. 

Garrcitson (Garretsc, Garrett, Gai^ 
rells. Garrison. Garrits, GarrJtttc, 
Gcrreilse. Gerritsc, GerrilUe), 
Barent, Properly of, Uxed. 1 : 58. 

Garrcitson, Bernard, taxed for new 
dock, 1 : 36. 

Garreitfon, Cosine, listed voter. West 
Ward, »; 169, I7i_ 

Ganeitson, Guear. Property of, Uxed. 
fS3- 

Garrellson. Gjsbert, appointed a 
watchman, 4:339--|o: ordered paid, 
3S3; Again appointed. 8^44. 

Garrettson, Henry, Property of, taxed, 

Garrettson, Jobn, carpenter, listed a 
city creditor, 1:43 (twice), 

Garrettson, Nicholas, in dockage ar- 
rears, l:u& 

Gnrrcitson. Olio, taxed for new docks, 
t : 33: property of taxed. 6»; grantcti 
a liquor license. 81 : wife of, hned for 
traoing with a negro slave. 33^ 

Garrison, Benjamin. Account of, 
ordered paid, 7: 411. 

G.'irrison, Lambert, Fire at boute of, 
7:313. 

Garrison, Capt., Nicholas, commander 
of ship. 6: 23. 49. SL 54: ordered paid 
for transporting corporation arms, 30. 

Garrison. Me diici Garrettson. 

Garrit, tte Garret. 

Garrits, sr* Garrettson- 

C^rrittse, m Garrettson. 

Garson. Peter, compass maker, swom 
a freeman, 8 : 67. 

Gasner. John, appointed a fireman, 
Nonh Ward. 7:14s: reappointed. 
358. 396. 



ly. ■ 

for locking and opening 
the city. I r 6. 90, 93. 

Giles, elected an assessor, 
listed voter. 



Gaudim. .... . 

South Ward, a 
16.!. 165. 



G:iuKL-t .md tripper ff oil casks, 1:3. 

G:. I ,! eulkr. J. B. 

: )7o: lientaroin 
public. 6:161. 

(",.. Dutiet ol, i: 

4. :> have one, 4. 

GaufiTi. [lack-;:- ;i;J cullcrs, iwon), 
■ : 217, 244: ordinance eoncernioci 
tSgi .KI3: oontinurd in force. 40J: 
Law ordcrinir there be four, >;^; 
fifth clause of Law for resnlating. 
amended. 6: tt6. l.aw in ad<Ution tn 
a law for retiulaltng. x39-4>: new 
law to regulate. 379-81. 



382 



Gauging, packing and culling, Com- 
mittee lo establish rales for, 3:38; 
Law relating to, 39; 4:95-96. 

Gautier (.Gotier), Andrew, appointed 
a fireman. Dock Ward, 5 : 245-6 ; 
reappointed, 6:6; house of, x2; re- 
appointed fireman, 25a. 315; elected 
assistant. 43'; sworn, 434; on com- 
mittee to meet water lot petitioners, 
4371 ordered reimbursed; house of, 
443; on committee lo prepare plan 

of Bridewell, 449; ' — 

consider Presbyte; 
lion for angular li 
8-9: 






19; < 



T Church peti- 
7: 5-6; reports, 
I regulate pave- 

nake plan 



: lots, X3 

investigate encroachment, 24 ; on 
committee to finish pier, 3»-33i ^- 
elected assistant, 34; sworn, 41; on 
committee to treat with treasurer as 
to assistant, 35; on committee to in- 
spect contested election returns, 36; 
reports from committee to confer 
with land owners, 38; on committee 
to consider Bridewel! plans, 46; on 

cnitlee to consider water lot peti- 
tions, S3 ; on committee to inspect 
land title. 68; reports, 70-1 ; on com- 
mittee to investigate encroachment 



isider 



r lot 



petition, 74; re-elected assistant, 82; 
sworn, 86; on committee lo inspect 
contested election returns. 83; on 
committee lo fit up Bridewell, 87; 
account of. ordered paid, 103 ; on 
committee to fit up room for 
Council. 123; on committee to have 
wharf built, 125: elected alderman, 
137; sworn, 131; on auditin^^ com- 
mittee, 133 : on committee to inspect 
encroachment, 152-3; on committee 
to inspect City Hall roof, 154; on 
highway committee, 157; on com- 
mittee to have City Hall roof re- 
paired, 169; to have mud removed 
from slip, 171 ; on committee lo have 
wash-house added lo poor-house, 
173; votes of. registered, 175; on 
committee to meet aggrieved carpen- 
ters; account of, ordered paid, 177 t 
on committee to erect fire house; 
vote of, registered. 181 ; ordered re- 
imbursed, iSa; re-elected alderman. 
183: sworn. 189: ordered reim- 
bursed; on committee 10 repair jail 
roof, 185; on committee to reiiiilate 
timber; on commillee lo meet water 
lot petitioners, to6: vote of. renis- 
tered, 204. 20s ; 



Gautier (continued)^ 
chairs for mayor and recorder, 207; 
on committee on lamps and lighters, 
208-9; vote of, registered, 2l6, 217; 
on committee to consider land peti- 
tion, 227,- re-elected alderman, 230; 
sworn, 237; vote of, registered, 253. 
260; on committee to employ counsel 
to defend indictment against Oswego 
market, z6o; vole of, registered, 266; 
moves to have course of street 
altered ; on committee to plan new 
docks, 2S0; ordered reimbursed, 382; 

recorded, 303 (thrice), 304" (twice)', 
3t2 (twice) ; re-elected, 3'7. sworn, 
321 (see "Errata"); on street com- 
mittee ; on committee 10 conuder 
land petition, 324; vote of, recorded, 
312 (twice) ; account of. ordered 
paid, 347; vole of, recorded, 350; on 
committee to place fire engines, 356; 
reports from committee to inspect 
market, 357; on committee to fill 
shp, 363: to buy fire engines, 366; 
ordered reimbursed. 368, 375 ; re- 
elected alderman, 379; sworn, 38a; 
ordered reimbursed, 393 ; vole ol, 
registered. 402 : on committee to 
consider bakers' petition. 411 ; re- 
ports from Bridewell inspection com- 
mittee, 414 ; ordered reimburacd, 
423; re-elected alderman, 447; absent 
at swearing in, 450 ; on committee 
to inspect encroachments ; on road 
committee ; on street committee, 
452 ; added to auditing committee, 
455; on committee for sentinel 
boxes, 462; ordered reimbursed, 8: 
13; on committee to regulate grain 
measuring. 18; ordered reimbursed, 
26. 28 ; on committee lo regulate scav- 
enger's ofiice. 33 ; votes for scav- 
enger law ; on committee to superin- 
tend water works, etc., 491 to have 
ferry barn built. Si 1 re-elected alder- 
man. 57 ; sworn, 60 ; to lay out 
money on ferry works, 6i; account 
of, ordered paid, 64; on committee 
to build Bridewell, 88: to repair 
ferry, 90; ordered paid. 96; re- 
elected alderman, T07 ; al'sent at swear- 
ing in, in; ordered reimbursed, lOSh 
120; to sign corporation notes, lag: 
lo sign corporntton bills, 1,52. 133. 

Gautier, Daniel, elected a constable. 
Dock Ward. 4:44- 

Gcddes, John, carpenter, ordered paid 
for labor, etc.. 1 :a'7 

Geerbrants, see Garrabrants. 

General AssemWv, Petition to, for 
Bills for repulation of the corpora- 



I 



L 



General Assembly (continued) — 
tion, a:3o6; paid for filling and fur- 
nishing B room tti City Hall for 
Ihe, 276; Governor Cornbnry re- 
quested to call a meeting of the, 301 ; 
petition Co. for a Bill to raise money 
for gaols, watch, school, etc, 3 : 
63-4; to raise five hundred pounds, 
138, 141, 149, 179, 191 ; committee to 
urge passage of ferry and gaol bills. 
4^4 ; fees for, 42? ; request from the, 
for a commiltee room, 4 : 156; 
granted. 157; Bill asked from, for 
raising money for public lamps and 
watching, 7:343; gr.iniing power to 
commissioners to settle Harlem 
boundary. 343-4. 

General Court of Assizes, tre Assizes, 
General Court of. 

George I, King of England, Bonfire 
and wine on accession of, 3 : 7>-2, 
91; address 10, 74-;;; music on proc- 
lamation day of. paid for, 76; other 
expenses, 77 ; bonfire and wine for 
birthday of, 92, 118, 140-I, 173, 227, 
355. 287, 317, 344. 367. 387. 4": tt- 
pcnscs for. 94; for anniversary of 
accession, 98, 121, 143, 177. 229, 259, 
392. Jao, .151, ,167. 390; expenses for, 
ioa-3, 128, 146. 183, 212, 234. 261, 
397. 32s. 3S3. 371-2, 397. 417: decla- 
ration of loj'alty to, 107 ; recorder's 
commission in name of, 346; address 
on death of. 418, 420-1. 

George II. King of England, Health 
of. as Prince of Wales, ordered 
toasted, 3:71-3; corporation address 
lo, on accession, 4^1; celebration 

^:23-4. 62; on birthd.iy of. 3:423, 
460,483; ^:3I, 163; recorder's com- 
mission issued in name of. 4 : 255-6. 

George III. King of England. Porirait 
of. paid for, 7:20; celebration of 
birthday of. 23: statue of. to be 
erected in Bowling Green, 212-13: 
contract for iron fence around statue 
of, 281, 

George Street, Report on grading, 
6 : 25-6. 

Gerbrants, see Garrabrants, 

Gerbrantse, tre Garrabrants. 

Circau, Andrew, elected a constable. 
West Ward, 4:,l86; sworn. 395. 

German, Chrislopber, appointed a 
watchman. 8: 15. 

Gerreau, see Giraud. 

Gerrettse. ire Garrett 

Gerritse, see Garrett! 

G«rrittse, lee Garret! 

Gevian, Estiam. Property of, taxed, 
l:S9- 



Ghaewkins, Reyneer, Passage money 

of, to Holland, ordered paid, 1:331. 

Chodcnis, see Gooderus. 

Gibbs, Andrew, taxed for t 



r dock. 

r1slabl^ 



1:30- 

Gibbs, Andrew, elected 
Bowery, 5:129; sworn, 

Gibbs. Thomas. Mention of his ap- 
pointment as sheriff (1674), 8:145; 
appointed an alderman by Gov. 
Andros ( 1675). ' : I i reappointed, 
and to act as deputy mayor C1676-7). 
8: 145 (Appendix). 

Gibbs. - — -, halter, taxed for new dock, 
1:31- 

Gibbs. Mrs, . Property of. taxed, 

»:SS- 

Gifford. John, Grant to, ordered de- 
livered, 7 ; 26. 

Gilbert, Aaron, salt measurer, elected 
a constable. South Ward, s : 62; 
sworn, 66; sworn a freem.in; sworn 
a public measurer, 6:96; appointed 
a fireman, North Ward, 315; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 7: 193; 
elected an assessor, West Ward, 
378 ; re-elected, 447 ; 8 : 56. 107- 

Gilbert, John, elected coUecior. Mont- 
gomerie Ward, 5 : 29: elected a con- 
stable, Montpomeric Ward ; »p- 
pointed high constable. 154; sworn 
156; elected collector, 178; elected 
as assessor, 201 ; appointed a fire- 
man, 203; elected collector, 309; 
re-elected, 348; reappointed fireman, 
6:7. 

Gilbert, Moses, listed voter. East 
Ward, a; 173, 176. 

Gilbert, William, elected constable, 
North Ward, 3 : I47 ! sworn, 151 ; 
petition of, to lay drain, granted, 

Gilbert, William, [2d.) appointed a 
public measurer. 5:49; appointed « 
fireman, West Ward. 203 ; resigns as 
salt measurer, 213; grant of lot to, 
ordered delivered, 330: *"*" E""" 
10. 439; reappointed fireman, 6:6; 
deed lo, ordered signed, clt. 104; 
reappointed fireman, 250; candidate 
for assistant, asks scrutiny of elec- 
tion returns. 7:36- , , ^ 

Gilchrist, Adam. Account of, ordered 
paid, 7; 18; elected an assessor. 
North Ward, 378; re-elected. 447; 
8:56, 107- 

Giles. Addy. public whipper. ordered 
paid salary. 6 : 383. 

Giles. Charles, appointed a public 
measurer; sworn a freeman, 7: I15. 

Giles. James, Account of, ordered paid, 
7 : 247, 293. 



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INDEX 



Gillam, Henry, elected constable, South 
Ward, 3 : 127 ; appointed high con- 
stable, 128; sworn, 130. 

Giller, Hendrick, taxed for new dock, 

1:31. 
Gillilan, John, appointed a fireman, 

South Ward, 7 : 258 ; reappointed, 

387. 
Gil (1) more, Charles, appointed a pubhc 
measurer, 7 : 74 ; account of, ordered 

paid, 99. ... 

Giraud (Gerreau), Daniel, ordered 
paid for building ferry-house, 5 : 295, 
297, 313, 334; ordered paid for ser- 
vices, 415. 430. 

Giraud, Peter, ordered paid for build- 
ing ferry-house, 5 : 295, 297, 313, 327, 
334; ordered paid for services, 405, 

415, 43i» 437. 459, 4^6, 474, 478; 6 : 2, 
12, 42, 46, 55; elected an assessor, 
North Ward, 65; accounts of, or- 
dered paid, 90; re-elected assessor, 
100; ordered paid for services, 118. 

Gisberts, Frederick, taxed for new 
dock, 1:31; property of, taxed, 62 
(twice). 

Glass for the corporation, Paid for, 

7:345, 371; 8: 102. 

Glazing, Paid for, 6:212; 8:125, 136. 

Gleaves, Thomas, elected an assessor. 
South Ward, 3 : 393 ; sworn a con- 
stable, 479, 483. 

Gleen (Glen), Anthony, sworn a con- 
stable, Montgomerie Ward, 5 : 
156; petition of, et al, to have board 
refuse to lease Beekman's Slip, re- 
ferred, 6 : 364. 

Glen, see Gleen. 

Glencross, William, listed voter. East 
Ward, 2 : 174, 177. 

Glover, John, appointed a public meas- 
urer, 7: 179. 

Goddard, Jerominus (Jeremiah), ap- 
pointed a fireman, West Ward, 7: 
100; reappointed, 145, 257. 

Goderies. see Gooderus. 

Goelet(t) (Golet), Jacob(us), elected 
constable, West Ward, 2 : 55 ; elec- 
tion of, contested, 56; nullified, 60; 
elected assessor, 150; warrant issued 
to, for scrutiny of disputed election; 
declines to serve, 167; again elected 
assessor, 383; re-elected, 416; ac- 
count of, as an executor, 433; re- 
elected assessor, 449 ; as co-executor, 
petition of, to have Cortlandt Street 
recorded in Common Council min- 
utes, granted, 4 : 180-2 ; petition of, 
in behalf of minor child, granted, 
212. 

Gcolet, Jacob, Jr., elected an assessor, 
East Ward, 3:263. 



Goelet, John, elected a constable, West 
Ward, 5 : 98 ; appointed high con- 
stable, 99; sworn, 102. 

Croelet, Peter, elected an assessor, 
South Ward, 6:100; again elected, 
183 ;' re-elected, 222; petition of, rc- 
latinpf to water lots, referred, 7 : 410 ; 
petition of, rejected, 412; grant to, 
ordered prepared, 416; grant to, or- 
dered delivered, 433. 

Goelet, Philip, elected an assessor, 
South Ward, 4:70; re-elected. 153, 
195; again elected, 386; elected col- 
lector. South Ward. 441 ; elected 
a constable, West Ward, 5:2; 
sworn, 6; elected an assessor, 177; 
re-elected, 200; deceased, 226. 

Goelets (Goetlts) Street, Slip recom- 
mended in front of, 3 : 486. 

Gold and silver mines excepted from 
royalties conferred in Dongan Char- 
ter, 1 : 294. 

Gold box for seal for Giov. W. Bur- 
net, 3:239; for Gov. Montgomerie's 
freedom, 439; for seal of freedom 
given to Cjov. Wm. Cosby, 4 : 146-7 ; 
paid for, 150; to Augustus Fitz Roy, 
161 ; paid for, 187 ; ordered for seal 
of Gov. Clinton's freedom, 8 : 97 ; 
paid for, 99; for Gov. O shorn, 420; 
for Gov. C. Hardy, 6:24, 28-9; for 
Gen. Amherst, 225, 235-6; paid for, 
254; for Gov. Monckton, 271, 278; 
for Sir Henry Moore, 445-6; for 
Maj.-Gen. Thomas Gage, 446; paid 
for, 7:18; ordered for seal of free- 
dom to Gov. Dunmorc, 241 ; paid 
for, 253 ; for Gov. Wm. Tryon, 29a ; 
paid for, 300; for Gen. Gage, 420; 
paid for, 427; for Gov. Tryon, 8:10, 
II ; paid for, 11. 

Gold snuf! box presented to Capt. 
Solgard, 3 : 3^3 ; cost of, ^2Z. 

Gold Street, Report on grading, 6: 
26-7. 

Golden Hill, Petition for alteration of, 
8: 16; committee to dig down and 
regulate, 24; counter petition of B. 
Helme referred to committee, 26; 
hearing on, set. 28. 

Goldsmith, Daniel, elected a constable, 
Montgomerie Ward, 7:447; sworn, 
450; re-elected, 8: 57; sworn, 60; re- 
elected, 108; refused to qualify, HI. , 

Gomes, see Gomez. 

Gomesen, Johannes, appointed overseer 
of highways for Bowery, i : 194. 

Gomez (Gomes), Daniel. Petition 
signed by, et al, for Jewish buriml 
place, granted, 3:447-8. 



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»8S 



Gomez, Daniel, merchant, Petition of, 
for water lot, referred, 7 : 25 ; grant 
to, ordered delivered, 310; water lot 
grant to, signed, 8:85. 

Gomez, David, Petition signed by, 
et ai, to have unmarketable flour 
kept out of city, 4 : 16^70. 

Gomez, Isaac, Jr., elected a constable, 
East Ward, 5 : 463 ; sworn, 469. 

Gomez (Gomes), Lewis, Petition sign- 
ed by, et ai, for Jewish burial place, 
granted, 3 : 447-8 ; account of, or- 
dered paid, 4 ' 277. 

Gomez, Mordecai, elected collector, 
East Ward, 3 : 327 ; petition signed 
by, et al, for Jewish burial place, 
granted, 447; petition signed by, 
et al., to have unmarketable flour 
kept out of city, 4 : 16^70. 

Gooch, Brigadier-General Sir William, 
ordered entertained at corporation 
expense, 5 : 1 74. 

Gooderis, see Gooderus. 

Goodems, see Gooderus. 

Gooderus (Ghoderus, Goderies, Good- 
eris, Goodcrns), Francis, ordered to 
pay for city lands sold him, 2 : 106- 
107; wife of, accepts grant of land, 
108; grant of land to, specified, 109. 

Gooderus, Hans, taxed for new dock, 
1 : 35 : property of, taxed, 58. 

Goodman. >Iatthew, Account of, or- 
dered paid, 7: 172. 

Goods sold to Corporation, Paid for, 
8:69. 

Goodwin, Jeremiah, appointed a fire- 
man. North Ward, 7 : 386. 

Goold, see Gould. 

Gordon, George, goes security for 
market lessee. 5 : 138. 

Gordon. . invited to corporation 

dinner to Gov. Sir Danvcrs Osborn, 
5:421. 

Gotier, see Gautier. 

Gould (Goold), William, tobacconist, 
elected a constable. Montgomerie 
Ward, 5:309: sworn, 312; petition 
of, for water lot. referred. 398. 

Gouvcrneur, Abraham, elected city 
clerk, 1 : 206 : confirmed, 207 : sworn, 
208; acts as clerk of Common 
Council, 210; commissioned recorder, 
2:119-20; on auditing committee, 
122-3; on committee to let ferry, 
13^ ; on committee to agree on terms 
for selling land, 134; reports, 138; 
ordered to draw up petition to 
Gov. Bellomont, 136; ordered 
paid salary arrears as town clerk, 
12(7'^'* on auditing committee, 139; 
ordered to take out writ against 
Wm. Mcrritt for recovery of 



Gouvcrneur (continued) — 
debts, 141 ; on committee to inform 
Lt. Gov. Nan fan that Common 
Council was sole judge of election 
returns, 151; reports, 151, 152; on 
committee to inspect protested elec- 
tion returns; reports, 153; opens 
court with Mayor Noell, 159; asked 
to join mayor in holding scrutiny 
of election returns, 160-1, 167; de- 
clines, 161, 167; mayor's letter to 
asking attendance at swearing in; 
replies to mayor, 178; recommis- 
sioned and sworn recorder, 186; on 
committee to report on dock, 187; 
ordered paid for Assembly service, 
187-8; action of, in assisting at 
swearing in of new officers on day 
of retirement of former mayor, con- 
demned by Common Council, 218; 
executors of, ordered paid for his 
Assembly service, 3 : 321. 

Gouvcrneur, Abraham, [2d,] Petition 
of, et al., for water lot, referred, 
7 : 106 ; appointed wood inspector, 
148; petition of, for grant, rejected, 
174-51 petition of. to be reappointed 
firewood inspector, granted, 306. 

Gouvcrneur, Isaac, listed voter. South 
Ward, 2 : 164, 166 ; petition signed 
by, et al, to Council for permission 
to carry out shore line, 3 : 221. 

Gouvcrneur, Nicholas, elected an as- 
sessor. East Ward, 4:71; re-elected, 
153; petition of, et al, to enlarge 
market house, granted, 4I3-I4- 

Gouverneur, Nicholas, [2d,l Land 
agreement with, 7 : 38 ; grant to, rec- 
ommended, 106; grant to, ordered 
delivered, 150; petition of. for water 
lot, referred, 8:2-3; water lot grant 
to. signed. 85; cost of paving to be 
paid by, 129. 

Government, change of, Proclama- 
tion on, by Gov. Andros. 1:5-6; 
lacks support, 2 : 38. 

Governor, Act for voluntary present 
to the, 1 : 102. 

Governor and Council, Answer of, to 
petition of mayor and aldermen, 
1:110-12; answer of. to committee 
of conference, 132; proclamation 
about offering counterfeit money. 126. 

Goverts, , widow. Property of, 

taxed, 1 : 52. 

Graaf, Johannes, elected collector, 
North Ward. 4 : 218. 

Graft ditch to be filled up, i : 19 

Graham (Grayham, Greyham), Augus- 
tine, ordered paid for survey of land 
before house of Johannes Van 
Bnigh, 1:322. 



Graham, Edward, carpenter, ordered 
psid, 1:321. 

Graham, Edward, elected a constable, 
Dock Ward, 5:347; sworn, 351 ; 
elected an assessor, South Ward, 
417- 

Graharo, Ennis. elected a constable, 
South Ward. 6:33; sworn, 36. 

Graham, Hon. James, appointed an 
alderman {16S0-3), 8:146, 147, 148 
(Appendix) : signs warrant to seize 
smuggled flour, 1:95, 96; commis- 
sioned recorder by Gov. Doiig^n, 117- 
18; on committee to ask Gav.Dongan 



Dongan about New Jersey trade, 1 19 ; 
signs address. 131; on committee to 
codify city laws; on committee to 
confer with Gov. Dongan on city 
ri^ht to grant licenses and collect 
bridge money, 121; report of, acted 
on. 132; on committee on regulations 
for bridge money, 133; directed to 
act tor corporation when Common 
Council not in session. iSS; one of 
seven nominated by Common Coun- 
cil for Governor's choice of mayor, 
158; on committee to treat with Gov. 
Dongan about vacant land, 160; on 
committee to sell city lands. 187; 
ordered to draw up address to Gov. 
Andros, aoo; ordered paid for draw- 
ing up act, ^136; debt to, ordered 
paid, 262 ; named appraiser of ferry 
house, 268, 275; ordered paid for 
counsel, 272; statement of, about Col. 
Dongan's claims to land, 282 ; or- 
dered restored to recordership, 283; 
reappointed; sworn, 283; confirmed 
as recorder in Dongan Charter, 296; 
reports on Dongan Charter for at- 
torney general, 306; account of, pre- 
sented as city member of Assembly, 
320; ordered paid, 320, 348; lot 
granted to, for services, 370; ac- 
count of, recommended paid, 397 ; 
ordered paid for Assembly service, 
M4: lot of, 407; ordered paid for 
Assembly service. 428; 3:12; signs 
address to Gov. BeMomont, 27; signs 
petition to Gov. Bcllomont for re- 
storation of boiling monopoly, ^3; 
appointed on committee lo raise 
money lo employ agent in England 
to set before King and Lords of 
Trade the necessity of restoring 



vault in city church yard, 58; 1 
committee to look after ancient civ 
rights, 69; reports, 74, 




Graham, John, elected a constable. 
South Ward. 6:303; sworn, 307. 

Grain (grayne). Prices fixed tor, 
18; order regarding distilling of, 25; 
plentiful crop of, 65 ; the stable « 
modity of the Province, a : 44. 

Grammar free school, Act for the 
couragcmcnt of a, 3:213, 315; 
Bishop of London appealed to for a 
master for, 213, 216; also Society for 
Propogating the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, at3. 216; part of the Ktnipa 
farm asked for. 213, 216; address to 
Gov. Combury concemiiig, 215-6. 

Granary, City the only, for the planta- 
tions m America, 3:8, 32, 37, 38. 

Grand Jury, impaneled, 11119; pre- 
sentment of, against condition of ci^ 
jails, 3:405; testimonial of, to Jas. 
Alexander, 4:325-6: complains c' 
mud nuisance, 5:92-3; finds indict 
ment against Oswego market, 7 : a6 

Grant, Ebenezer, elected collector, East 
Ward, 4:27, 153, 275; account ol, 
ordered paid, l6s; elected an asses- 
sor, 5:200, 231; co-manager of lot- 
tery, ordered to hand t 
6:93-4; presents accou „,. 

Grant. Thomas. Petition signed by, «i . 
al., for use of City Hall as temporary I 
place of worship, granted, 3 ; lyaj I 
elected a constable, Montgomerie I 
Ward, 4 : 44. 

Grantees, Petition of city's, lo Gov- 
ernor for extra riparian rights op- 
posed by the corporation, 3 ■ 275-6- 

Grants, privileges, etc., confirmed, i:( 

Grants, made by corporation with re- 
strictions, 3 : 275 ; lo be issued under 
seal of corporation, witnessed by 
mayor and senior alderman, 7: 119, j 

Grass, Michael, appointed a fireman, , 
North Ward, 7 ; 145 ; reappointet!, . 
West Ward. 257. 

Grassett. Augustus, ordered to pay I 
weigb-house dues. i;2io: appointed 
collector of weigh-house, 8 : 143 (.Ap- 
pendix, belonging on, 1 : 213) ; agree- j 
ment of, with cily. i : 270-1 ; salary | 
ordered to, 307; accounts of, ordered '| 
audited, 320; ordered paid salary, , 
337; account of, ordered pai ' 
listed voter. West Ward, 
170. 

Gravenraci, Andries, enters 
.neai'ist grauling market hous 
to John Ellison, 3:85-6. 

Grave maker to account to mayor for 
monies received, 8: 144. 

Gravenrod, see Graverod. 

Gravcrod (Gravenrod), Isaac, granted 
a liquor license, 1:81; assessor, . 



INDEX 



287 



Gravcrod (continued) — 

authorized to collect assessments for 
** a free and voluntary gift to the 
Governor," 118- 19. 

Graverod, William, refuses to con- 
tinue collecting, i : 156. 

Gray, Hugh, listed voter, South Ward, 
2 : 164. 166. 

Grayham, see Graham. 

Grazillier, Ezekiel, listed voter, East 
Ward. 2 : 173 176. 

Great George Street Ground on, pur- 
chased for reservoir, 8:41. 

Green, Richard, elected constable. West 
Ward, 2 : 239 ; sworn, 241 ; leaves 
citv. 266. 

Green, Richard, Market stall let to, 4: 
301, 366; owes corporation, 416; 
elected a constable, Montgomerie 
Ward, 469 ; sworn, 474 ; land title of, 
disputed, 5 : 49. 

Green, William, elected constable. 
Bowery, 2 : 89 ; claim of, to land, 
ordered investigated. 107. 

Green cloth, superfine, Paid for, 7: 
18. 

Green Lane, Land from Blockhouse to, 
valued, 1 : 273 ; to be left open to low 
water mark, 274. 

Greenal(l), see Grenall. 

Greenel. see Grenall. 

Greenwich (Grinage) Road, Garrit 
Van den Bergh appointed overseer 
of, 6:412; reappointed, 7: 16. 

Greeveraat, see Greveraat. 

Greg, Cunningham & Co., Messrs.. Ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 7 : 344. 

Grenadier Company, Paid for liquors 
supplied to the, 6 : 62. 

Grenall (Greenal(l), Greenel, Gren- 
old). Capt. Thomas, House of, 5: 
412, 416, 420, 460: 6:27, 31. 

Grenold, see Grenall. 

Greveraat (Greeveraat), Isaac, Prop- 
erty of, taxed, i : 53 (thrice). 

Greveraat, Mattie, Property of, taxed, 

1 : 53- 
Greyham, see Graham. 

Griffen, see Griffith. 
Griffeth. see Griffith. 
Griffin, see Griffith. 

Griffith (Griflfen, Griflfcth, Griffin), Ed- 
ward, assessed for new dock, i : 26, 

37. 
Griffith (s), John, Account of, ordered 

paid, 6 : 218, 248, 294, 309; docks and 

slips leased to, 264; lease to, ordered 

delivered, 278; water lot grant to, 

signed, 8 : 85. 

Griffith, Robert, elected an assessor, 

Montgomerie Ward, 8 : 309, 



Griffith, Thomas, listed a city creditor, 
1 : 44, 45 ; discharged from office of 
a carman, 64; readmitted, 65; again 
named and appointed carman, 73; 
discharged. 146. 

Griffith, William, elected an assessor, 
Montgomerie Ward, $ : 232. 

Grigg, Thomas, a tenant. 7 : 69. 

Griggs. Lena, widow. Property of, 
mentioned, 2: 1 1 1 ; land of, ordered 
surveyed, 353, 354. 

Grigson, Thomas, Petition of, for lease 
of land, referred, 2 : 360. 

Grim (Grym), Otto (Anotto), tax^d 
for new dock, i : 32 ; property of, 
taxed, 59. 

Grimm ((^rim), Philip, elected a con- 
stable, Montgomerie Ward, 5 : 273 ; 
sworn, 277. 

Grissell, John, listed a city creditor, i : 

45. 

Griswold, Joseph, elected a constable, 
South Ward, 5 : 234 ; sworn, 237. 

Grocn, Jacob Marius, elected a con- 
stable. South Ward. 3:98; sworn, 
102; elected an assessor, 181. 

Groesbeck (Groesbeek), John, mer- 
chant. Account of, ordered paid, 4 : 
165, 258; on grand jury, signs char- 
acter testimonial to James Alex- 
ander, 326; account of, ordered paid, 
338, 364; water lot granted to ex- 
ecutors of, 8 : 76. 

Groesbeek, see (jroesbeck. 

Gronendicke, Peter, taxed for new 
dock, 1 : 33. 

Groot, Jacob Peterson, sworn a con- 
stable. Bowery, i : 71. 

Ground of H. Remsen on Nassau Is- 
land. Committee to view, 8 : 37. 

Ground, Piece of near the City Hall 
purchased from the Presbyterian 
Church, 8:2; paid for drawing in- 
dentures for, 3; for reservoir on 
Great George street purchased, 41, 
43; bonds in payment for, 63-4. 

Ground, Vacant, see also Land, Lots. 

Groves, Roger, elected a constable. 
East Ward, 3 : 355 ; sworn, 357. 

Grym. see Grim. 

Guagcr, etc., see Gauger, etc. 

Guard, Captains of, to provide firewood 
and candles at cost of city, i : 367 ; 
accounts of. allowed, 384, 423; tax 
of fifty pounds for payment of, 390, 
423; payment made, 2:19, 102. 

Guard-house on the Battery, Paid for 
attending the, 8: 116. 

Guard-room, Repairs to the, i : 321. 
351 ; paid for repairs to, 3: 12; paid 
on account of, 6:97, 139. 



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INDEX 



Guard-room at the Custom house 
bridge, Cost of making, 2 : 284. 

Guards and watches, Bill wanted pro- 
viding funds for, 2 : 206. 

Guards, City militia relieved from duty 
as night, 2:23. 

Guilford, Samuel, mariner, Bond to, 
ordered executed, 7 : 345 ; ordered 
paid interest, 436; 8:39, 96, 131. 

Guillaume, Peter, taxed for new dock, 
1 : 33; property of, taxed, 60 (twice). 

Gun carriages. Order regarding beams 
for, 2 : 300-1 ; committee to have guns 
dismounted and carriages housed, 5 : 
292. 

Gunpowder, Mayor to ask Governor 
for leave to store, in the magazine 
of the garrison, 2:279; law secur- 
ing city from danger from, 3 : 466- 
7 ; 4:1 17-9 ; debts for storage of, 
ordered collected, 250; seizure of, 
by collector of the port for illegal 
importation, 256-7; Capt. Lawrence 
to pay one-third part of storage of, 
5 : 68 ; leather bags ordered made for 
covering casks of, 162; half fees on 
lot of, 228; charge for storage of, 
reduced one-half, 7 : 347. 

Gunpowder Treason Day, Bonfire and 
wine on, J : 121, 256-7, 453; 3:51. 
77-S, 187-8, 333^ 359, 378. 399, 4^3, 
460; expenses of, 79, 187-8, 192, 217- 
18, 248, 273, 335, 368. 417. 

Guns, The great, of the city, ordered 
dismounted, 2 : 83 ; ordered removed 
from lots west side of the great dock, 
4 : 201. 

Guns on fortifications to be made ready 
for service, i : 379. 

Guns or pistols. Firing, at a mark or 
at random forbidden, 2:79; 4: 
105-6. 

Gunt[h]er, Johannes (John) Freder- 
ick, returned elected a constable, 
Dock Ward, 4 : 226 ; sworn, 230. 

Gurncy, Elizabeth, Petition signed by, 
et ai, for rc-survcy of land, referred, 
3:391-2. 

Gurney. John, baker, elected constable, 
North Ward ; sworn, 2 : 276. 

Gurncy, Mary, Petition of, et al, for 
re-survey of lanri. referred, 3 : 

391-2. 
Gysbert, William, admitted a freeman, 

1 : 395- 

IJAGEANAES, Arian Jonson, 
** Property of, taxed, 1:60. 
Ha^enaer, Jeremias Jansen, listed a 

city creditor, i : 43. 
Hagle, Jurien, carman, discharged, i : 

146. 



Hague Street, Petition of W. Walton 
and others for aid to purchase land 
for extension of, into Frankfort 
Street, deferred, 8 : 13 ; warrant for, 

Haily, Richard, suspected burglar, cap- 
tured, 7 : 206. 

Hain, Tohn, listed voter, West Ward, 
2\ 163, 170. 

Hains, James, Cash paid in trust for, 
3 : 149. 

Halberd, The sergeant of the watch 
to bring his, i : 9. 

Half Moon battery, Breach in the, to 
be repaired, i : 274. 

Hall, Anna, Property of, taxed, i : 55. 

Hall, Dennis, ordered paid for music, 
3 : 7^. 

Hallett, [Deliverance,] wife of Josiah, 
ordered banished from city, i : 79. 

Hallett, George, reported for encroach- 
ment, 3 : 241 ; petition of, for land, 
referred, 252; elected collector, 
Bowery, 264. 

Hallett, Jacob, sworn a constable, 
Bowery, 5 : 237. 

Hallett, James, appointed a fireman. 
North Ward, 7:386. 

Hallett, Joseph, Presbyterian trustee, 
Land granted to, et al, for church, 
7:12; land agreement with, 38; 
ordered paid for land bought from 
church, 8:2; water lot grant to, 
signed, 85. 

Hallett, Josiah (Josias), Wife of, 
ordered banished from city, 1:79; 
in dockage afears, 129. 

Hallett, Peter, Land grant recom- 
mended for, 7 : 106. 

Ham, Anthony, appointed haven (or 
dock) master, 3 : 35 ; elected col- 
lector. Dock Ward, 45; ordered to 
submit accounts to dock committee, 
67] granted salary for care of dock, 
83; ordered to pay balance to treas- 
urer, 84 ; account of, ordered audited, 
III; elected constable. North Ward, 
127 ; sworn, 130 ; ordered to pay 
dock and crane receipts to treasurer; 
ordered to put wharves in repair; 
137 ; ordered to pay over cash on 
hand, 180; directed to assist com- 
mittee on wharf repairs, 228; to 
charge corporation with dockage of 
new ship, 229; ordered to put crane 
in order; ordered paid for dock re- 
pairs. 233 ; ordered reimbursed for 
dock and crane repairs, 238; ordered 
to render account of dock and crane 
receipts, 331 ; accounts of, reported. 
332; ordered to attend meetings of 
dock committee. 339 ; ordered to give 



Him (continued)— 
account of dock and crane receipts. 
377 • ordered to collect dock and 
crane arrears, 387-8; ordered to have 
bridge and sewer repaired, 391 ; di- 
rected to build keeper's room in 
attic of Cily Hall, jgi ; ordered to 
give aecount of dock and crane re- 
ceipts. 441,470: accounts of. reported. 
473; appointed messenger and door- 
keeper to Common Council. 4:2041 
ordered paid salary, 207, 214, 333, 
344. 257. 265, 282. 302. 319. 330. 353. 
3Sft J6a. 367. 382. 396, 411. 422. 433. 
+lfi. 453, 457. 46a. .^4. 48a. 484. 495 ; 
5:7. 10. M. 35. ^. 50, "59- 83. 86, 
92, 104. 112, IIS. 123, 133. 13?. Mt. 
15a 157. 164. 170. 174. 182. 189. 193. 
198. 206, 217. 222, aaS. 239. a49. 263. 
2C8; granted liquor license, zratU. 
A '■ 207 ; sworn a deputy constable, 
■J8i. 445. 474: 5:6. 34. 103. I3i I5f>. 
182. 306; account of, ordered paid, 
4:299; S'-^- bad debt of. 4:416: 
ordered to pay constables for night 
watching, 480. 491 ; 9:7. 21 ; or- 
dcred paid for service? " concerning 
the late conspiracy." 45; last instal- 
ment of salary to. as messenger, or- 
dered paid to Anthony Lamb, 394. 

Hambleton. Robert, taxed for new 
dock. 1 : 35. 

Himersley. tee Hamersly. 

Hamersly (Kamersley). Andrew, a 
vestryman, given leave 10 dig well. 
7:224: elected assistant. Dock Ward, 



447; 



. 450: 



audit I 



to mspect 



nittee. 451 

encroachments; . . 

452: on committee to settle Harlem 
boundary controversy, 8:4; on com- 
mittee to regitUte scavenger's oRke. 
33; rotes against reservoir, 41 I votes 
tor scavenger law, 49; ic-elected 
AiSistant. 57: ordered reimbursed. 
59: warrant issued to, 62: added to 
committee on grain regulating, 67-fl; 
Cfi committee to build Bridewell. 8S; 
re-«lected assistant, 107. 
Hamersly, William, shopkeeper, dected 
constable. Dock Ward, 3:373: ap- 
pointed high constable. 37s ; sworn. 

Ham'''"" *"■''■■." i-<fj , barrisler-at- 
li« voted freedom 

oi 1, freedom in 

fi.i .'rdered print- 

ed ■■ . ..millre. 283. 

Hani'WMl. I'jvEii. rivum a freeman, 
»■■ .1^ 

Hunmond. Robert, comtnissioiicd high 
tberiff. 1 : 192 

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Hammond. Thomas, Petition signed 
by, fl at., for re-survey of land, re- 
ferred. 3:391-2; petition of. still 
undcreonsideration.399; elected con- 
stable. Dock Ward, 415; appointed 
high constable. 416: sworn, 423. 

Hamper. A close, with lock and key, 
ordered. 3: 151. 

I lampion. Jonathan. Account of, or- 
dered paid. 7 : 3o8. 245. 314. 316. 337. 
372. 

Hancock, (Hancocke), John, witness, 
1 1 82-4, 

Hancock (Handcock(e> ). Stanley, ap- 
pointed sheriff, 1:286; sworn. 286; 
continued high sheriff, 333; sworn; 
ordered paid. 334; again sworn, 371; 
mentioned, 417, 427, 

Handcock(e). set Hancock 

H.-tndicrafi or trade. Fee for exercising 
any, 1 : 222, 246 ; open only 10 free- 
men. 3; 19& 

Handicraftsmen must be freemen, i: 
'37. 

Hanna}-. George. Indentures of ser- 
vants bound to. I :8l-3. 

TIanover. a negro, fed at corporation 
expense, S'- 15' 

Hanover Square, Petition to have alley 
leading from, to the Sloat widened 
into a street granted, and appropria- 
tion voted, 7 : 224-5. 

Hanse. ,ee Hansen. 

Hansen (Hanse). David, cooper, 
sworn a freeman. 5 : .171 ; appointed 
a fireman, East Ward, 6: 314; de- 
ceased. 403. 

Hansen, Henry, elected an assessor. 
Dock Ward, 8:379. 

Hansen, Jacob, bladismilh, sworn ■ 
freeman, 5 : 271- 

Hansen, John, Petition of. // al., for 
liberty to renew existing leases, 6 : 
379-80; referred. 380. 

Hansen, Ryer. reported for encroach- 
ment, 3 : 241 : petition of. for land, 
referred. 352; ordered noticed o( 
lapse of lease, 4:66; appears in 
court, 67; proposals of, considered, 
68: deceased, house of. ordered let 
anew. .165; former property o(, men- 
tinned. 420. 

Harbendinge. tet Hatperdinck, 

Harbcrdingh, ite Harperdinck. 

Harbor master. Commission allowed, 
for collrding dockage. 1 : 133 J lo 
assign fit btrtlis for veatels. 144; to 
see orders enforced and collect oenal- 
lies. 144; mfHciy of, (o himself 144: 
to he collector of anchorage, dodc 
and bridgcmoaey, 145. 

Hardenbroeck, let Hardenbrook 



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INDEX 



Hardenbroek, see Hardenbrook. 

Hardenbrook (Hardenbroeck, Harden- 
broek^ Hardenbrooke, Hardenburgh, 
Hardinbrooke), Abel (Abell, Able), 
tanner, listed, i : 22 ; taxed for new 
dock, 29; property of, taxed, 56 
(twice), 57. 

Hardenbrook, Abel, [2d,] elected as- 
sessor. East Ward, 3 : 452 ; re-elected, 
^78; elected assistant, Montgomerie 
Ward, 4: 154; 5 worn, 158; on com- 
mittee to investigate petition for lot, 
186, 189; on committee to announce 
sale of swamp lots, 190 ; re-elected 
assistant, 196; sworn, 199; appointed 
storekeeper of powder house, 203; 
on committee to investigate claim of 
Leisler heirs to swamp land, 207; 
account of, reported audited, 249; 
ordered to fence in powder house, 
435; again elected assessor, 5:129; 
ordered paid for storage of powder, 
228; house of, 255; account of, 
ordered paid, 262; accounts of, re- 
ported audited, 389; 6:373; 7:155- 

Hardenbrook, Andrew (Andries), 
elected constable, Dock Ward, a : 
383 ; sworn, 3I&7 ; house of, 3 ; 228, 



m. 



Hardenbrook, Bcmardus, elected con- 
stable, North Ward, i : 367 ; elected 
collector, 2 : 117. 

Hardenbrook, Gerrardus, elected a con- 
stable, Bowery, 6:346; sworn, 350; 
elected an assessor, 7 : 35 1 candidate 
for collector, asks scrutiny of elec- 
tion returns, 36. 

Hardenbrook. Johannes (John), elected 
assistant. North Ward, i : 381 ; ab- 
sent at swearing in, 386 ; sworn, 3I&7 ; 
on committee to wait on Governor- 
in-Council, 403 ; on committee to esti- 
mate cost of new City Hall, 411 ; re- 
elected assistant, 422; absent at 
swearing in, 424; sworn, 427; on 
committee to relieve corn famine, 
427; on committee to petition King 
to restore bolting monopoly, 431 ; 
ordered to oversee laying out of 
Church Street, 2:11-12; on com- 
mittee to lay out lots, 19; agreement 
with, for land, 149; warrant issued 
to, by Mayor Noell, to make scrutiny 
of disputed election returns. East 
Ward; refuses to serve, 172; listed 
voter, 175, 178; given extra time to 
pay bill. 230; elected an assessor, 
449; 3:15. 236; widow of, ordered 
paid for his Assembly service, 321. 

Hardenbrook, Johannes, elected alder- 
man, Montgomerie Ward; sworn 
justice of peace, 4 : 4a; on committee 



Hardenbrook (continued) — 
to survey, 69; re-elected alderman, 
71 ; sworn, 7$ ; on committee to pat 
fire engines in order, 128; on com- 
mittee on petition for land, 141 ; re- 
elected alderman, 154; sworn, 158; re- 
turns election of constable. Montgom- 
erie Ward, 155; on committee to let 
ferry, 1^8-9; on committee to inves- 
tigate petition for lot, 186, 189; 
on committee to announce sale 
of swamp lots, 190; re-elected alder- 
man, 196; sworn, 199; on committee 
to transfer possession of powder 
house, 203-4; on committee to inves- 
tigate claim of Leisler heirs to 
swamp land, 207. 

Hardenbrook, John, Account of, 
ordered paid, 6 : 19 ; appointed a fire- 
man, Montgomerie Ward, 315; con- 
fers with committee on encroach- 
ments. 7 : 272-3 ; elected assistant. 
Out Ward, 318; sworn, 321 ; on com- 
mittee to receive water lot proposals, 
330; vote of, recorded, 332 (twice); 
vote of recorded, 350; re-elected 
assistant, 379; sworn, 382; land of, 
surrendered to corporation, 415; re- 
elected assistant, 448; sworn, 450; 
on street committee, 452; on com- 
mittee for sentinel boxes, 462; on 
committee to settle Harlem boundary 
controversy, 8 : 4, on committee to 
regulate grain measuring, 18; on 
committee to regulate scavenger's 
office, 33; votes for scavenger law, 
49; re-elected assistant, 57. 

Hardenbrook, Sarah, widow of Jo- 
hannes, ordered paid for husband's 
Assembly service, 3 : 321. 

Hardenbrook, Theophilus, carpenter, 
appointed a fireman, Montgomerie 
Ward, 6:315; account of, ordered 
paid, 7:18; reappointed fire- 
man, loi, 146; petition of, et ai, for 
relief against unfair competition; to 
meet committee, 177; appointed a 
timber inspector, 226; reappointed 
fireman. 258; lease to. ordered de- 
livered, 370; elected assistant, 379; 
sworn. 382; appointed to committees 
1/ice Van Wagenen. 383; reappointed 
fireman (foreman), 387; to build 
engine house, 389 ; vote of, registered, 
402 ; on committee to consider bakers' 
petition, 411; reports from street 
committee. 421-2; re-elected assist- 
ant, 447; sworn, 450; added to audit- 
ing committee, 45' I 8:4; on street 
committee ; on committee to inspect 
encroachments, 7 - 452 ; on conmfiittee 
for sentinel boxes; 462; on commit- 



Hudcnbrook (coutfnaed) — 
lee to settle Ilarleni boundary cod- 
woversy, 8 ; ^ ; on conimittcc lo tcgu- 
late grain measuring i8: »□ com- 
mittee 10 regulate Kavcngcr'i oific«. 
33; votes against reservoir, 41 ; votes 
aKkinst scavenocr law, 49; fe-dectcd 
Uiistanl. 57; plan for Bri'levtclt sub- 
mitteil by, ordered adoMcd. S3 : 011 
commiuee to bm'ld Bridewell. .88. 

Mardcnbrook, William, appointed a 
fireman. Montgomene Ward, S:34>: 
6:7, 250. 315; 7:i<". (foreman) 
146, ijS, ,187; cletled colleclor. 83, 
137. '04. 231. 318. 379, 447: 8^5?: 
account of. ordered paid^ 7: 146, 213: 
8:90. 

Hardenbrook & Doniinick, Messrs., 
ordered paid for limber. 8;7y, 8s. 
109. taa 

Hardenbrook e. tfe Hardenbrook. 

Hardenbrook's Slip. Liberty to J. 
Roosevelt to open, 3 : 449 ; committee 
on wharftrg two bis and rcRtilatins 
streets, near, 4 : 34' : report of, 367-& 

Hardenburgh, i/r t^ardcnbrook. 

Hardinbrook. see Hardenbrook. 

Harding. Charles, House of. 6 : 148. 

Hardins. James, victualcr. listed voter. 
Earn Ward, a: 173, 176; election of. 
claimed, as constable. 2o9; confirmed, 
311; elected collector. West Ward, 
a86; awarded fcrrj- lease. 333, 334; 
clause added to lease of. 338; aiitbor- 
iied lo repair little old fcrry'house 
on Nassau (Long) Island. 347 ; 
ordered reimbursed. 369. 381 ; peti- 
Uon of. for rent abatenicnt, rejected, 
397. 308; exempt from making cer- 
tarn repairs, 456; ferry lease trans- 
ferred from, i'S'-ii 1ms« of. o""- 
dered canceled, 35; again awarded 
lease of (crry, etc. 103-4; draft of 
leaie to, ordered engrossed, 164 ; 
leases to, reported executed, 167-8; 
to t>ke possession. 16&; account of, 
ordered paid, 174-3; ordered reim- 
buTKd, 194. all. ijB. 297; lo rccei« 
poucssion of houte at Brooklyn. 
afa: ferry again leased lo, 30S; re- 
Mied from agreement. 309; to sur- 
render lease 313. 

Robert, appointed a fire- 

-.'e*l Ward, 6 : 314 ; account ol, 

rd paid. J.?J: reappointed lire- 

lOft 145 ((oremaiO. 257; ac- 

if, ordered paid, 391: •: 58, 

. ._. . ,. _.. alie Afden. Hawd'n 
Hafdman, Jonatban, elected a con- 




v.^ 191 I 

Haidman. Meisrs. Riehman A, Ac- I 
coiini of, for bricks, ordered paid, B: 1 
69- 

Hardj-. Sir Oiarles, .^ddTe^s to, l.. 
arrival as Governor, ordered draited; I 
ordcrcil presented frrejom of cor- I 
poraiion. 6:24; address Ui. m full. I 
37-8; draft of fiecdom to, in full. I 
1^; reply of, 39-30: presenli tnap | 
lo corporauon, 30; appoints mayor, 

Harcntiuft. Dom[iInc. Proptny of. ] 
taxed, 1 : 5-t 

flaring (Hnring, Hem. He'ring), 
Aaruii, elected a coa&ublc, Mont- 
gomeric Ward. 5:309; absent at 
swearing in, 31^; sworn, J14; deed 
of tot to, ordered sealed, etc., 355. 

Haring, Bcmiiidits, appointed a lorn 
ircasurer, 8 .WJ. 

Haring. Elbert (Albert), elected col- | 
lector. West Ward, 3 : 453 ; petition 
of, for land, referred, 5 : 347 : grant 
to, ordered engrossed and staled, 
371; lo appraise land at Blooming- 
dale, a87, 307; reports, 333; brings 
suit in Supreme Court, 313-14; al- 
lowed to Uy out road. 373; account 
o(. paid, 404; elected assistant. Out 
Wurd, 464 ; sworn, 469 : on committee 
to consider land petition, A:j: on 
committee to ascertain corporation 
rights in Out Ward, 3-4, 5 ; road 
ordered laid o«t for, j ; on cummit- 
lee to lay out road. 13 ; on commit- 
tee to consider pet i lions for water 
lots, 14-15; on commiiiec to con- 
sider petitions (or w:ileT loti, u; 
reports, 5^7; re-elected auistsnt. 
34; sworn, 35; returns election of 
constable, 36' on committee to sur* 
ve^ for hay scales, 59; re-elecled 
a^MSiam. 66: sworn, 68; account of, 
ordered paid. 84 ; on surveying com- 
mittee, 87; reports, 88-90; re-elected 
assistant, tot, 148; sworn, 106, 151; 
on committee lo inspect cncroach- 
mcntfi, 131 : on committee to view 
piece of land. 14Q; account of. or- 
dered paid, 7: 100. 

Hanson (Harrison), Hon. Francis, 
voted freedom of city, 1:370; ftp- 
pointed slictifi, 4ifi. 4jo: ato. 4S- 
73, 100, 137; iwotti. a-.ixi, 451: 3: 
7. 48, 73. >o'. lao; Ire».ignj July ax 
1717;! ordered reimbursed, a?, 84; 
commiwioned recorder, 346; on 
committee to isk GoTenioT's leave 
lo .ilirr crirporaiiDii'h communica- 
ti'in. M<'; "0 (■""""iiilee to inspect 
allf ged en; ivjtlmieTit*. 36?; 



i'lned i 



r of peace. 3?^Jp6tl 



392 



INDEX 



Harison (continued) — 
memorial of, referred, 385; granted, 
and ordered paid for services, 388- 
9; on committee to conduct re-sur- 
vey of land, 392; reports from com- 
mittee to inspect great dock, 444; 
on committee to petition Gov. Mont- 
gomerie for confirmation of charter, 
4:4; signs articles for new charter ; 
ordered to prepare draft of petition 
to Governor, 8; draft read and 
adopted, 8-9 ; ordered to prepare 
draft of charter desired; does not 
sign petition; on committee to con- 
sider measure for securing new char- 
ter, 9; ordered to prepare draft of 
letter to " Venerable Society " for 
Library presented to corporation; 
draft submitted, 17; presents draft 
of new charter, 22; signs address 
of thanks to Governor Montgomerie, 
38, 41 ; sworn anew under new char- 
ter, 42; sworn freeman, 43; on com- 
mittee to revise laws, 47; on com- 
mittee to report on petition for 
water lot, 145-6; reports, 189-90; on 
committee to arrange for reception 
to Gov. Cosby, 146; on committee 
to urge passage of bill confirming 
city rights, 151; makes "a very 
elegant speech " on presentation of 
freedom of corporation to Rt. Hon. 
Augustus Fitz Roy, 162; asks for 
water lot, 177; report of committee 
on laying out lot of, 183-4; land 
granted to, 184; on committee to 
have city charter printed, 231. 

Harlem, Constable for; overseers for, 
1 : 71 ; should have a town court, 
105; has had courts, 106; to be in 
the Out Ward, 113; commissioners 
for, 1 16-17; three pounds due to, for 
work, taken for taxes, 190; certain 
people of, agree to supply stock- 
adoes, 336-7; accounts ot, ordered 
paid, 367; inhabitants of, ask to have 
their hogs run at large, 402; resi- 
dents of, granted leave to elect three 
overseers to have jurisdiction of 
petit trespasses, a : 86-7 ; elected, 
117; sworn, 118, 186; mills to be 
built in, on river between King's 
Bridge and Hudson's River. 87; 
residents of, ask for a court ot petit 
trespasses, 185; committee to run 
boundary line with, 3:409-10; re- 
port, 41 1-2; expenses, 426-7* 44i ; 
paid for surveying, 431, 470; new 
committee on partition line with, 5 : 
247; lands in, to be surveyed, 280; 
committee to meet Trustees to settle 
claims for land in commons, 29B; 



Harlem (continued) — 
on suit against, 339-40; counsel ap- 
pointed in suit, 345; committees of 
conference for a settlement, 397; 
proposals from Harlem relative to 
settlement of boundary, 7 : 274 ; 
commissioners named and Bill grant- 
ing full powers to, asked of Gencraf 
Assembly, 343-4; committee to man- 
age controversy before the commis- 
sioners, 8:4; attendance on the com- 
mission, 93. 

Harlem patent and Bedlow's patent. 
Lands between, ordered surveyed, 

5 : 371. 

Harlem River, Leave granted to Col. 
Lewis Morris to build a bridge over, 
for road to Morrisania, 8 : 7S. 

Harlem River, Petition for a landing 
place in, on land of John Bogert, 
Jr., 7:28-9; report of committee on 
petition of Bogert, 29. 

Harman(s), see Hermanson. 

Harmens(e), see Hermanson. 

Harmensen, see Hermanson. 

Harmenson, see Hermanson. 

Harmunson, see Hermanson. 

Harpendinck, see Harperdinck. 

Harpendingc, see Harperdinck. 

Harpendinck, see Harperdinck. 

Harperdinck (Harbendinge, Harber- 
dingh, Harpendinck, Harpendinge, 
Harperding, Harperdingh). John, 
named for a public tanner, i : 21, 
22; appointed, 24; taxed for new 
dock, 32; property of, taxed, 56, ^; 
elected an assessor. Dock Ward, 191 ; 
elected assessor. West Ward, 214; 
ordered to levy special assessment, 
328-9; re-elected assessor, 332; 
sworn to levy special rate, 363; re- 
elected assessor, 381 ; sworn to levy 
special rate, 415. 

Harperdinck, John, cordwainer, sworn 
a constable. North Ward, 3 : 279. 

Harperding, see Harperdinck. 

Harperdingh, see Harperdinck. 

Harris. John, listed voter. West Ward, 
a: 168, 170, (East Ward) 17S, 178; 
elected constable, North Ward, 361 ; 
sworn, 363; chosen to build great 
bridge, 395; ordered paid, 413; 
elected collector, South Ward, 3 : 
264; elected an assessor, 328; again 
elected collector, 4:70; elected a 
constable. West Ward, 468; sworn, 
474; to agree with Alderman Roome 
about boundary fence of poorhouse 
garden, 483; deceased, house for- 
merly belonging to, ordered let to 
professors of surgery, etc., 7:200-1, 
262; corporation surrenders all right 



I 



Harria (contmiied) — 
la said house in fxvnr of Hospital, 
311; loi once propcny of, 364, 4,17. 

Harris, Richard, innkeeper, dccied as- 
sistant. East Ward. a:2;i: swurn. 
37s: ordered paid for entcrtainnictit 
lo Lord Combury, 178: acls as se- 
curity for Messrs. Symes and Denne 
in dock lease. aSo: on andiiing com- 
mittee, 385. 39I. 392; reports. 29,1-4; 
on auditing committee, 3091 reports. 
116, .117: petition of. ro extend drain 
into Broad Street. 441 : re-elected 
assistant, 386; sworn, zSg; on audit- 
ing committee, ^. ags: reports, 
J9S; re-elected assistant, 307; sworn, 
jii; on coiumillee to let ferry. 330; 
reports ; ordered reimliursed, 33.1 ; 
ferry committee to meet at house of. 
3:^1 ordered paid, 33, 77, 

Harris. Robert, appointed a watchman. 
5:44- 

Harrison. George. Account of, ordered 
paid, t : 166. 

Harrison. . [Francis Hanson?! 

ordered presented with freedom of 
corporation, 3:37a 

Harscn (Harsing, Massing). Garrit, 
elected an assessor. Dock Ward, 8: 
107. 

Harscn. George, appoiiucd a public 
measurer, 5:387. 

Harwn. Jacob, listed voter. West 
Ward. 3:169, 171; elected a sur- 
Tcyor of highways. Bowery, J : 3S5 ; 
re-elected, 374, 31*1, 453; 4:»7 

Hanoi. Jacamimie, fetttion of. fl ci. 
for land otherwise granted, referred, 
S:254. 

Harwn. Johannes, elecied a constable. 
Bowery, s: 176: swim. 18^. 

HarsiniT. *ee Harscn, 

Hart Casparus. House of. 6:18. 

Hait. Samuel, elected a constable. 
West Ward, S-t77; declared iiieli- 
B-Hile. 179, 

Hartell, Christian, elected _ 

Mumgnmerie Ward, S '■ ^i'- *e- 
elecied. jog, 

Hanland, I'eter, appointed a watch- 
man, 8: 15 

Hartman, Oiristian, ordered paid for 
tervices. A : iSi. 

Hutman, Lawrence, eonfers with com- 
mittee on encroachments, 1 : 372-3 : 
Uod claimed by, rcpuned inrveyed. 



I liremiin. 



41s 



Ha^e. John, appointed a fireman, Weitl 
Ward, 7 ; 257. I 

Haspell. Georae. Petition of, foe lease j 
of common land, referred, 7:^4 if 
rejected. 8:.i 

Has sell, Barnnrdut. Property 
taxed, 1:57. 

Hassing, iit Harsen. 

Hastier (Hostier), John, elected coU 
lector. Dock Ward, i : 328 : re-elect- | 
ed. 3SS. 373; elected an «««■ 
41s; re-clccred, 452: elected a con- I 
stable, 4:153; sworn, iw. | 

Halie, John, elected constable. Cast I 
Ward, i;422: petition of, to be ex- 
cused, granted; fined. 4^5, 

Hattan, , in dockage arrears, I: 

Haiion, Robert, Account of, fnr tim- I 
ber. ordered paid, 8:55. 

Haven Master, Sfe Harbor Master. 

Havitand, Joseph, elected a constable, I 
North Ward, *:3.': e:<empl. 37; 
appointed a measurer of maliogany, 
7 : 3.10 

Hawden (Harding. Hawdon). Mi- 
chael, ordered paid (or liquor (or | 
troops. 1:113; liMrd voter, South 
Ward, 163, 165; house of, 366; or- 
dered paid for liqunn, 369. 

Hawdon, sft Hawden. 

Hawkers and peddlers. Ordinance 
against. a:Po; 4; 106. 

Hawkshurst. \\'ilham. e'ected a con- 
slable, Monigomcrie Ward, 4:443; 
ab<^cnl at swcariug in, 445, 

Haws. Palatiah, on application appoint- 
ed a public measurer, 7 : a68. 

Hay. Frederick, cooper, Pfnpcny of, 
taxed, I ; 55- 

Hay or straw, not to be kept or placed j 
in or near houses, i;^ 139; o 
dinance concemiiiK. t-ead, 373; la 
ap|>oin(ing places tnf unloading, a: j 
.151: 4- If). 207: (or carting. 3^; 1 
law prohibiting the sale of, Vf meaa- I 
ure, 6::j98<3oo; atiuses In sale of, I 
7:208: committee on regulaiions for 
sale of. 375; law for appointing in- 
spectors of. 430-a: unraerdiam- 
able, not to be told, 431 : weigh mas- 
ter! 10 take an oatli, 432; penalties, 
4.'2. 

Hay machine, erected by L Van Hook I 
a failure: paid fw. 6:322: leave 10 t 
build anoihcf, 3767: leave to J. t. I 
Myer to build a. 7 ; 103-4. I 

Hay scales, 11iree. urdered set up. at I 
Wiite Hall Slip, Oswcga market \ 
and near Widow Van Cureiis in 
Montgomcrie Ward, A: SM): Broad- ^ 
way market in place el Osw«gol 



294 



INDEX 



Hay (continued) — 
market, 299; proprietors of, 299-300; 
charges, 300; leave to erect, near 
Corporation market on North River 
granted, 7 : 423 ; place for, selected, 

427. 
Haydock, Henry, Petition of, et al., 

to have slip cleared, referred, 7: 

77-8. 

Hayes, see Hays. 

Haynes, Joseph, elected a constable, 
East Ward, 4 : 386 ; sworn, 395 ; se- 
curity for ferry lessee, 5 : 76 ; land 
of, 6 : 208. 

Hays (Hayes), David, elected a con- 
stable. Dock Ward, 4 ' 346 ; absent 
at swearing in, 351: sworn, 353. 

Hays, Isaac, elected a constable, Dock 
Ward, 5:231; sworn, 237. 

Hays, Jacob, elected constable. South 
Ward, 3 : 393 ; petition signed by, 
et al.f for Jewish burial place, grant- 
ed, 447-8. 

Hays, Judah, eUcted a constable, 
Montgomerie Ward, 4 : 346 ; sworn, 

351. 

Hays, Michael J., elected a constable. 
South Ward, 7 : 230 ; sworn, 237 ; re- 
elected, 317; sworn, 321; re-elected, 
378; sworn, 383; re-elected, 447; 
sworn, 450; account of. ordered paid, 
461; re-elected constable, 56; sworn, 
60; re-elected, 107; absent at swear- 
ing in. III. 

Hays, Solomon, elected a constable, 
Montgomerie Ward, 5 : 63 ; sworn, 
66. 

Hays, Walter, Property of, taxed, i : 

53. 

Hayter, Edward, elected a constable, 
West Ward, 4:218; sworn, 230; 
sworn a deputy constable, 281 ; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 299, 359. 

Hayward, Nicholas, notary, certifies 
patent of denization, i : 197. 

Hazard, Jonathan, appointed a public 
measurer, 5 : 191. 

Heading excepted from bridge money, 

1 : 145. 
Hearing, see Haring. 

Hearings, Private, taken only by 
mayor, deputy or eldest alderman 
presiding, i : 88-9. 

Hearth stones for new Gaol, 8 : 44. 

Hearths and chimneys. Overseer of, 
1 : 391 ; viewers of, 428. 

Heath, John, ordered paid for gold 
box. 7:253. 

Heathcoat(e), see Heathcotc. 

Hcathcote (Hcathcoat(c), Hcathcott), 
Hon. Col. Caleb, i>resent in the 
Council, 1 : 343 ; appointed mayor, J : 



Heathcote (continued) — 
450; sworn, 451; reappointed, 3: 16; 
sick. 16, 17 ; sworn, 17 ; on committee 
to let ferry, 24; reports, 25; reap^ 
pointed mayor, 45; sworn; commis- 
sioned a justice of peace, 48; ac- 
counts of, ordered audited, 74; bad 
debt of, 4 : 416. 

Heathcote, (George, merchant, assessed 
for new dock, i : 26, 37 ; in dockage 
arrears, 128; lots of, sold, 279; an- 
nounces transfer of land bought of 
city, 321 ; patent of, read and en- 
larged, 322 ; deed of land to, ordered, 

379. 
Heathcott, see Heathcote. 

Hebons, Peter, Account of, ordered 

paid, 5:76. 
Heddey (Heddy), Thomas, elected a 

constable, South Ward, 4 : 153 ; 

sworn, 159. 
Heddy, see Heddey. 
Hedge, William, witness to signature, 

1:49. 

Heregraft Street to be filled up and 
paved, 1 : 19 ; list of taxpayers on 
the, 58-9, 61, 62; a ward boundary, 
112; guttering in, to be relaid, 189; 
the channel of the, 196; lots on East 
side of, ordered surveyed, 196; 
frames of the inlet into the, ordered 
set up, 196; ordered laid out to the 
water side, 231, 249; lot of land at 
end of, belonging to Mr. Spratt taken 
into the street, 257; leave granted to 
lay drain pipes in, 2 : 378 ; afterwards 
called Broad Street, 3 : 342. 

Heerman(s), see Hermanson. 

Hellaaker, see Hellekar. 

Hellackcr, see Hellekar. 

Hellaker, see Hellekar. 

Hellecker, see Hellekar. 

Hellekar (Hellaaker, Hellacker, HeU- 
aker, Hellecker), Jacob, taxed on 
property, i : 50 ; listed voter, East 
East Ward, 2: 175, 178. 

Hellekar, William, listed a city creditor, 
1 : 44 ; elected constable. East Ward ; 
sworn, 214 ; listed voter, 2 : 174, 177. 

Helme, Benjamin, Petition of, et al., 
against digpring away (k)lden Hill, 
referred, 8 : 26. 

Helmes. see Holmes. 

Hemlock, , taxed for new dock, 

1:35. 

Henderson, Garret, butcher, taxed for 
new dock, i : 36. 

Henderson, James, Petition signed by, 
et al., to have unmarketable flour 
kept out of city, 4 : 1^70 ; petiticm 
of, for water lot considered, 415. 



I rrnftcitonnSKEwTiwcirn a coasubte, 
'.r ■■ , ,a.Tic Ward, 8:206- 

liifl'T 11, Thomas. Account of, oc- 
■ i i'i"l. 7:369. 

!itr.ihii.ku), ftt HcntlricksOTt, 

Hrn<lricksc(n), ut HcndrickKm. 

Hernlricks^n (HeiidrickfO. Hen- 
dricksc(n), Hrndrlx. Hcnrison). 
Ahasiieriis. nwears ailcgiancc to the 
crovm. ■: la: property of, taxed, 
S7; to care for public well. 181, i8S; 
clecled constable. North Ward. 191 ; 
account of, allowed. 205 ; elected col- 
lector, a : 14 

Hcndrickson. Arnoot. appointed bell- 
man, 3:42s. ordered paid. 441; re- 
appointed 454; ordered paid. 3:6 

Hcndrickion, David, taxed for new 
dodt. I ; 35 ; lisld a city creditor. 
45 ; in dockage arrears, 12& 

Hendrickson. Evert, carman. 1:318, 
245. 

Hendriekion. Francis, bondsman of 
Henry Gamsey as carman. 1 ; 78. 

Hcndriekson, Frederick, boatman, 
taxed for new dotk. i:j6; listed a 
city creditor, m: property of. taxed, 
so; In dockage arrears laS. 

H*ndrick«oii, Garret (Gerrit), Prop- 
erty of, taxed, 1:57; granted a 
l«]ttor license. 81 ; house of, a ward 
limit, 11^ 151. 

Hcndrickson, jolin. elected sarvei^or of 
liighwiys, Bowery, 1 : 381 ; elected 
constable tw \Vm Grern. a : 8g. 91 ; 
*wom, 01 ; listed voter. East Ward, 
'75. '7* 

Hendrickson. Peter, carpenter, elected 
consuble. North Ward, 4 : 468 : 
swam. 474 : appointed lireman. 5 - 43 : 
• : 7. 250. 31S : hired to repair market, 
411.- 

Hcndrickson, Robert, scnvener, sworn 
a freeman, s : 259. 

Hetidrix. ut Hendrickson. 

Kenrison, stt Hen d rick »on. 

Henry, John, swears allegiatwe 10 the 
crown. I:i3: taxed for new dock, 
ij; property of. taxed. 57; gninted a 
JKluor liccnte, Si. 

Herifcniline. tct Ilarpetdinck. 

Hcrlieri. Richard, retaraed elected a 
on-i-nMc, East Ward. 7 457 ; rc- 
eltcifi. sb; twam. to; re-elected, 
107, >l«ent at iwtaring, ill; six- 
ci-M r If. elected, l» 

Hrrckt. Tuni*. ajiiMtnted a nrmxD, 



-»■; 



f Hi 

<Ilarman<.), Har- 
HannenMm. Harmeiuon, 
llecmunri>. Her- 



( continued )— 
Aaron (Arcnl), sworn m»I 
r. I -71; chosen a conittMv 
116; elected a surveyor of highwi 
Harlem. 367; re-dected, jSt: ' 
ed asseuor. a : 1 17. 

HermaoMin, Eittwrt. elected a coiut* 
bic. Out Ward, J: 15: sworn, 17. 
elected a surveyor of highways, 89(1 
re-elected. 117. 151: elected assist^ 
ant, 3.19: sworn, 241: rc-elecMd, aTin 
absent at swearing in, 375. ' 

Hermanson, Epiiratm, taxed for ne*. 
dock, 1:31: properly of, tixed, 57i'S 

Hermanson, Folkcrt, elected a lur-a 
veyor of highwav^. Bowery, a : 308; T 
elected colleelor.' j29 I 

Heraiansow, Franci* (Ftancina), Land I 
Rrantcd to, ordered laid out, t:3S3> 
354- 

Hcrmanson. Frederick. Property of, 
taxed, i : 57. 

Hermanson, Peter, taxed for new 
dock. 1:36: property of. taxed. 57- 

Hem, iti Harituc. 

Herring, stt Haring. 

Het, Rene, elected an asic&wr. East 
Ward. 3:3*7; re-elected. 3SS- 

Hews, Henry, listed voter. Eatt Ward, 
a : 174, 177. 

HcwEtun, Hamilton, elected a consta- 
ble. North Ward, s:i/«; *wom, 



4a4. 

Hrycr, Cornelius, appointed a firasait. 
West Ward, 6;3S0; reappointed, 
3141 7- "oa 

Hejer, J-rederick. appointed a watch- 
man. 9:44. 

Heyer, Garret, appointed a watchman, 
8 53- 

Heyer, Peter, applies to be kceiicr of 
workhoufc, 6: 161- 

Hej-er. Walter, [ad,] bricklayer. Peti- 
tion of, for land, referred. S:l34Ii 
sworn a deputy eonitabte. 469; ap- 
pointed a tircman. West Ward, ♦ : & 

He)-er, Waller, cot^wainer, appointed 
a firemai). West U'jnf, *r6; reap- 
pointed, *jo ; reHBii*, BtS ; reap- 
pointed fireman. North Ward, 7 ; 
»4S; draft of irraiil lo^ ordered en- 
growed. cic. xn; gram to, ordered 
delivered, xt^-. reappoinud ftreman, 

Heyer, Wllinm. House of. 713*5, 443. 
Heyer, it* alia Hyer. 
Hllion. Jolm. Jr. Lot of. i-m: peti- 
tion of, 30s 



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INDEX 



Hibon, Picter, carpenter, Account of, 
ordered paid, 4 : 332. 

Hickman, Robert, elected constable, 
East Ward, ^'329; sworn, 396; 
leaves Province, 351, 353- 

Hicks, Dennis, yeoman, Petition of. 
for land, referred, 6:3; holds house 
and land in defiance of corporation, 
201. 

Hicks, Edward, goes security for ferry 
lessee, 5 : 139. 

Hicks, Thomas, named a commissioner 
to settle Harlem boundary, 7 : 343 ; 
ordered paid, 8 : 93. 

Hicks, Whitehead,, elected alderman. 
East Ward, 6 : 345 ; sworn, 349 ; to 
receive balance of lottery funds, 357; 
on committee to regulate city lamps, 
358; on committee to draft bill re- 
lating to market assize, 360; on com- 
mittee to revise laws, 365; on com- 
mittee to investigate ferry encroach- 
ment, 368; reports from auditing 
committee, 373; ordered paid sum 
for rebuilding City Hall, 375-6, 386- 
7, 417; on committee to consider 
water lot petition, 378; reports, 405- 
6; ordered reimbursed, 384; on com- 
mittee to relieve flooded street, 385 ; 
on committee to determine Powlus 
Hook residents' right to ferriage, 
388 ; re-elected alderman, 389 ; sworn, 
393; on committee to inspect con- 
tested election returns, 391 ; reports, 
395; empowered to borrow for en- 
larging City Hall, 400; favors grant- 
ing water lot petition; on committee 
to have plan of lots made, 408; re- 
ports, 7 : 6-7 ; directed to retain 
counsel whether recorder lias right 
to vote in Common Council, 6 : 408- 
9; reports in full, 423-6; directed to 
notify counsel, in case of disagree- 
ment, to retain another, 415; on com- 
mittee to investigate nctition for sur- 
vey; on committee to report on 
drain, 422; re-elected alderman, 431; 
sworn, 434; on committee to meet 
ferry petitioners, 7:2; reports, 8-9 ; 
on committee to revise terms of 
ferry sale, 5; on committee to con- 
sider petition to widen street, 16-17; 
to direct removal of refuse; account 
of, ordered paid ; returns election of 
collector, 19; on committee to make 
plan of water lots, 22-3; on com- 
mittee to investigate encroachment. 
24; re-elected alderman, 34; appoint- 
ed mayor, etc.; sworn, 40-41; re- 
ports from committee on conferring 
with land owners, 38; successor to. 
as alderman, ordered elected, 42; 



Hicks (continued) — 
reports election of successor as alder- 
man. East Ward, 43-4; continues 
mayor without reappointment, 85; 
corporation debtor, 91 ; continues 
mayor, 131 ; ordered paid interest on 
bond of corporation, 162; reappoint- 
ed mayor, etc., 181; sworn, i8§; pre- 
sents letter from Sons of Liberty," 
asking leave to erect another liberty 
pole, 203-4; signs grant to Kings 
College, 226; reappointed mayor, etc, 
231; sworn, 236; confers freedom of 
corporation on Gov. Dunmore, 240; 
vote of, registered, 266; confers free- 
dom on Gov. Try on, 235; votes of, 
recorded, 312; reappomted mayor, 
318; sworn, 320; votes of, recorded, 
332; signs grant of lot, 353; signs 
leases, 366-7, 370, 372; ai?ain sworn 
mayor, etc., 381-2; vote of, regis- 
tered, 402; reappointed mayor, etc, 
448; sworn, 449; signs ferry leases, 
8 : 25 ; signs water lot leases, 30, 35 ; 
on committee to draw up form for 
notes, 41 ; on committee to receive 
printed corporation notes, 50; reap- 
pointed mayor, etc., 57; sworn, 59; 
signs leases, 85. 91, 96; directed to 
sign corporation notes, 103; con- 
tinues mayor; sworn, no; resigns as 
mayor, etc., 127. 

Hides not to be weighed with the 
horns or bones on, i : 190. 

Hides, see also Leather. 

Hieltebie, see Hillsobie. 

Hier, Adrian, Water lot granted to, on 
request of mother-in-law, 4 : 232. 

Higgins, John, felon, arrested for al- 
tering bills of credit, 6 : 253-4. 

High roads from Spring Garden gate 
to Fresh Water, Committee on lay- 
ing out, 4 : 246. 

High sheriff sworn, 5 ". 5» 34, 65, 102, 
1^2, 181, 206, 236, 276, 312, 351, 
382, 424, 469; 6:36, 68, 106, 151, 
188, 226. 268, 306. 350, 394. 434; 
7:41, 189, 237, 321, 382, 450; 8:60, 
III. 

High Street, List of taxpayers on the, 

^ ' 55-7- 
Highway, Committee on trespassmg 

on, opposite Van Broughan's. i : 308- 
9; report, 319; street ordered laid 
out, 320; cost of furveyipR the 
ground, 322; Law for repairing the, 
between Fresh Water and Kings- 
bridge, 3 : 232 ; from Queen Street 
to Fresh Water ordered staked out, 
4 : 364-5 ; from the run of water at 
foot of Fresh Water hill to the 
Domine's pasture to be laid outt 



1 for 



rcpainns 



thf, I 




ordered lo remove tencea of , .-,. 
on and west of, between (arms of 
John Watis aiid J Kip. 6:.1S3; 
Adolph Benson made ovcraeer of, 
from run of water to Kingsbridge, 
413- 

Highways. Overseer? of, ;ippointed, 
1:103; of Ihe Bowery Ward. 194; 
commit lee to examine the. from 
Crummashie Hill beyond the Borce, 
285; mended by the carmen. 389; 
«uii'eyors of. 10 be elected. sSq; Uw 
imposing fine for refusal to mend 
Ihe, of the Out Ward, a : 322, 324. 
337. Ml. 350. 357; law repealed. 3154; 
order to defend action against a 
constable arrested for enforcing the 
ordinance on, ^. 

Highways 10 King's Bridge, Pnid for 
repairing, s : 16. 

Highways to Sawkill Bridge. Paid for 
repairs to. 4 - 3AO-I- 

Hildreth. Benjamin, elected a con- 
stable. South Ward. S:4'7; sworn, 

Hildreifa, Joseph, carpenter, sworn a 
freeman, s '■ Z46. 

Hill. Enoch, appointed marshal. a:6$: 
ordered paid, 80. 90, loa, 112, 155; 
livery ordered for, 132; listed voter, 
West Ward; denies vole. l6a 171. 

Hill, James. Acconnt of, ordered paid, 
8: lOp. 

Hill, William, listed voter. Sooth 
Ward, a : 164. 165. 

Hill, , weaver, allowed rooms for 

family in barracks. 6:412. 

Hill by Mr, Bcekm.ms. Permission 
given to dig from, I: 280; opposite 
Widow Mocianjes Jn Montgomcrie 
Ward ordered levelled, *:37J- 

Hillet, ttt Hilliard. 

Hilliard (Hiiler, Hillyard. Ilillyer), 
Matthew, swears allegiance to the 
crown. I : 12; petitions to lie appoint- 
ed public schoolmaster. 23; appoint- 
ed, u; listed a city creditor. 45. 

Hilbobie (Hieltebie). Obadiah, cap- 
tain of carmen, l:2iB: reappointed, 

Hillyard. ttt Hilliard 
nniyer. tee Hilliard. 
Hilnun. Joieph, asscvted for new 

dock, I : 26, 3T. 
Hilwn. Williim. elttled con.tabie. East 

WanI, 3; 414; nwom. 423; rrmovc* 

from city. 431. 
HiikIm, jatne*. Account of, ordered 

paid. 4:i!Q. 261. 324. aa. 



EX 397 I 

Hinslar (Hinsler), Lodowick, ap- I 
pointed a fireman. Monigomerie 
Ward, 7^25^; reappointed, 387- 

Hinsler. tee Hinslar. 

Hipler, GiHsiian, elected a constable, 
North Watd. 7:317; sworn, jai. 

Hitchcock. Daniel, given leave to r 



Hobbs, William, carpenter, Account o^ 
reported, a : 413 ; account of, re- 
ferred. 426; ordered paid for repairs 
to new City Hall cititola. 4^; or- 
dered paid for rebuilding cage, pil- 
lory, etc, 445- 

Hobock, tee Hoboken 

Hobuken. Ferry lo, from Bear Market. 
Corporation Pier, 8:78; teased to 
H, Talman. 78,' 51. 

Hoffm.nn, Michael, elected a constable, 
Dock Ward. 6:183: sworn, 18& 

Hogan. Philip, mariner, sworn a free- 
man. 5:a33. 

Hogeland. lee Hoglilandt, 

Hogclandt. lee Hoghlnndt. 

Hogg. William, elected a constable. 
Dock Ward. 6:2.16, 

Hoghtand, )ee Hoghlandt. 

Hoghlandt ( Hoagland. Hogeland. 
Hogclandt. Hoghland. Hogland, 
HoQghlandl, Hooghlant, HoogUndt), 
Adrian, elected constable. East Ward, 
3:56; elected an assessor. 8S; listed 
voter, 174- 177; elected assessor. 
West Ward. 3 : 452 ; re-elected, 479- 

Hoghlandt, Adrian. [2d.] co-grantee of 
lot. ordered paid. 4:258; in posses- 
sion of disnuted Unds, XT9. 409. or- 
dered paiit for releasing claim to 
land, 433: elected collector. Bowery, 
442; elected a constable, 8:99; ab- 
sent at swearing in, 103; exempt, 108; 
elected an assessor. 333; re-elected, 
,f73 : again elected, 6 : 3.1 ; re-cle«ed,66. 

Hoghlandi. Benjamin. Account of. or- 
dered paid. 8 : 38. 

Hoghlandt, Cairina. directed when lo 
bake. 1 : 176. 

Hoghlandt. Cliristorher, taxed for new 
dock, 1:30; properly of, taxed. S2! 
appointed an aldermin, 69; appointed 
an assistant in Court of Admiralty, 
70; listed voter, Soiflb Ward, a: 163, 

Hoghlandt, CTiriHopbcf {ChrystofeD, 
Petition of, for pcnteuion of lot, re- 
ferred, 7:60-1; reported oti, 70- 1 J 
land ordered transferred to, n8-lft 

Hoghlandt, Dirctc ( Direck), etecttd 
collector. South Ward, a: tt6; listed 
voter, t6.i, 163: ekcicd constable; 
fined, 276. 



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INDEX 



Hoghlandt, Johannes, House of, i : 
190; elected constable, Dock Ward, 
332 ; elected collector, a : 56. 

Hogland, see Hoghlandt. 

Hogs and swine, Running loose of, in 
Harlem to be stoooed, i : 382-3 ; in- 
habitants of Harlem ask to have 
their, run at large, 402; not to be 
kept south of Fresh Water, 5 : 120. 

Hogs or shoats killed for market, Dues 
from, 1 : 218, 245. 

Hogshead, Dimensions of the, 2 : 219. 

Holden, John, Account of, ordered 
paid, 5:434- 

Holes dug in city commons ordered 
filled, 2: 113, 127. 

Hollack (Hollock, Holluck), Thonias, 
appointed high constable, 5 : iS3 ; 
sworn, 66; account of, ordered paid, 
8:58. 

Holland, Hon. Edward, appointed 
mayor, 5 : 201 ; sworn, 204-5 ; on com- 
mittee to revise laws, 208; bestows 
freedom of corporation on Capt. John 
Burgiss, 225 ; on Gov. Shirley, 229-30 ; 
reappointed mayor, etc.. 232; sworn, 
235 ; swears in other officers, 236 ; on 
committee to revise laws, 238-9, 241 ; 
submits list of licensed liquor sellers ; 
ordered to pay liquor license tax to 
treasurer, 258; ordered paid fees for 
liquor licenses, 259; reappointed 
mayor, 273; sworn, 275; on com- 
mittee to remove a market house, 
293; presents list of licensed liquor 
retailers, 301 ; ordered to pay license 
receipts, less fees, to treasurer, 305; 
reappointed mayor, etc., 309; sworn, 
310-11 ; ordered to sign bond to C. 
Bancker, 314; on committee to treat 
with corporation debtors, 325; no 
reports; claims right to market 
profits, 325, 358 (see "Errata"); to 
sign deeds, including one to Trinity 
Church, ^Z7 \ reappointed mayor, etc., 
348; sworn, 350; on committee to 
consult counsel about disputed land 
claim, 360; brings in list of licensed 
liquor retailers, 369; hands in report 
of auditing committee, 373-4; reap- 
pointed mayor, etc., 380; sworn, 
381-2; objects to corporation's letting 
markets, 396; on committee to settle 
Harlem boundary dispute, 397; on 
committee to inspect treasurer's ac- 
counts, 401 ; brings in list of liquor 
retailers, 407; on committee to re- 
vise laws, 408; on committee to re- 
tain counsel in ferry encroachment, 
414; reappointed mayor, etc., 418; 
sworn, 423-4; appoints high consta- 
ble, 419; objects to lease of markets. 



Holland (continued) — 
441 ; votes for ferry petition, 453 ; 
presents list of liquor retailers, 458; 
reappointed mayor, etc., 464; sworn, 
468; on committee to revise laws, 
474; bestows freedom of corporation 
upon Gov. Hardy, 6 : 28-9 ; continues 
mayor, etc. ; administers oaths to 
city officers, 35-6 ; reappointed mayor, 
etc., 66; ill, 67; sworn at home, 68; 
notice of death of, 74; executors of, 
to be consulted about market fees, 
80; executors of, ordered sued for 
license fees, 190; executors of, or- 
dered treated with about market 
fees, 209, 220; agreement reported, 
262; executrix of, notifies board of 
intent to pay balance due corpora- 
tion, 283-4, 

Holland, Frances, widow, executrix of 
Edward Holland, notifies board of 
intent to pay balance due corpora- 
tion, 6:283-4. 

Holland, Capt. Henry, voted freedom 
of corporation, 3 : 84. 

Holland, Henry, Petition of, et ai, for 
leave to fill up basin before their 
houses, referred, 6:410-11; petition 
of, et ai, for water lots, referred. 
7:102; draft of grant to, ordered 
engrossed, 361 ; ordered delivered, 

3^7- 
Hollar, Garret, Estate of, accounted, 

a : 433. 
Hollet, James, sworn a constable, 

Montgomerie Ward, 5 : 206. 
Hollock, see Hollack. 
Holluck, see Hollack. 
Holmes (Helmes), George, House of, 

3:241. 
Holmes, John, appointed a bellman; 

ordered paid, 2:390. 
Holmes, John, Land formerly granted 

to, reported surveyed, 7 : 274 ; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 393. 
Holmes, Priscilla, Land formerly 

granted to, reported surveyed, 7: 274, 
Holmes, Stanley, elected a constable, 

Montgomerie Ward, 4:469; sworn, 

474. 
Holmes, William, Land formerly 
granted to, reported surveyed, 7: 

274. 
Holmes, , assessed for new dock, 

1 : 26, 37- 

Hoist, Albertus, acknowledges resi- 
dence in another [». e., Dock] Ward, 
2:163, 164. 166; elected constable, 
North Ward, 3 : 210; sworn, 214. 

Holt, John, printer, ordered paid for 
printing corporation laws, 6:335, 
401. 



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. ^ iftl of, tMd anil 

referred, t : 418. 

Hooghbndt, ite llcighlttndt, 

Hooghbnt. Iff Honhlandt 

Hooglandt, trt Hogklandt, 

Hook (Hookf). Thotnas, sadler. Prop- 
erly of, mentioned. 1:89; house of. 
135; lislcrf voter, Rasl Ward. I?3. 
170 ; land of. 3 : 341 : petition of, 
for lease of land gtantrd, 247-8. Set 
otto Van Honke. Tlumias. 

Hook. . widnw. Pel it ion signed 

by. el ol.. for re-survey of land, re- 
fefred, 4:391-3. 

Kooke. iff aim Hook and Van Hookc. 

Hooks, ladders and buckets to lie re- 
turned to the maycir. 1:46; 10 be 
kept in convenient places, ijq; war- 
rant ordered in payment for. 3:292: 
order to provide. 30!>-io; eommitiee 
10 injpect. 5: 16-17; paid for, 13. 

Hooml. Gtorge, elected constable, 
Harlem, 3 : 173 ; house of, 273 ; 
sworn, 275, 

Hoop Slicks, Law restraining cutting 
of. on the commons, 3:38.1; 4- '» 

Hooper, Robert Lctlis. listed voter. 
East Ward. 3:174, '77. 

Hopcnell (bngaiuinc). Flour imported 
in, otOcred seiied. 1 : <J4-S- 

Hoppe. An dries, elecled collector. 
Bowery, 3 : 11 1 ; elected constable ; 
sworn. 376, 

Hoppe, Johannes, elecled collector. 
Bowery, 4:196; elected a constable, 
374: sworn, iRi. 

Hoppe, Ma 11 bias, elected constable. 
Bowery 3 : 127 ; excused. 130. 

Hoppe. Faulus. sworn a constable, 
Nonh Ward, 4:230; account of. or- 
dered paid. 260, 2gg. 

Hoppe, A\' ill lam, elected collector. 
Bowery, a : 374, 

H(»pcr. Andrew, appointed a fireman. 
North Ward. 7; 257; account of. or- 
dered paid. 294. 337; reappointed 
fireman, 386; aceount of, ordered 
paid. 404. 442: house o(. 8:37; ac- 
eoimt o(, ordered paid, 40, 75, 120, 

Hotiper, John, elected an assessor, 
Bowery. 7:2.11; sworn, 238. 

Hopfwr. Matllicw, elected a constable. 
Bo«r«ri-. 5:99; jworii. 103: aeeount 
of, orilered paid, 7:98. 179. tao. 

Hopper, Rynier appointed wood in- 
t|>Ntur, 7: 14a 

Koptier, William, appointed a watch- 
man. $ : 44- 

HopMxt. Samuel Market stall l«t to, 
)oi, 366, 4So; owes «>rporation 



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Horn (Home), Jacob(us), elected t 
constable. Bowery, 5 ; 273; sworn, 
277; land held by; conference with, 
6:200: ejectment suit ordered bc- 
gua agninst. 336 

Horn iMome). Capt John, wheel- 
wright, elected constable. Bowery, J : 
«; sworn. 48; ordered to remove 
fence, 63; lot of, iij: land ordered 
leased to, 316; elecled collector, 415; 
ordered noti^d of lapse of leaae, 4 : 
60; appears in court: new lease 
granted to, 67. 316: e'ccied an as- 
Mssor, 5:39, vwpfit, 55; land of. 93 

Horn (Home), John, brick maker. Ac- 
count of ordered paid, 4 : 4S3 ; al- 
lowed 10 tuake bricks on commons, 

Horiiblower, . ordered paid for 

inspecting city water works, 8; 140. 

Home, ttf Horn. 

HorneiTer. Henry, civcn leave lo aion- 
gage holdings, 7:88, ISJ. 

Horrcll. Rcbecka. a pauper, to be sup- 
ported, 1:254. 

Horse hire on jouniejs to Katlem, 
Paid city marshal for. 3:i>^ I3t, 
IJ3, 13s. 14a 144. 164, 173, iTOw 1B7. 
309, 316, ajo. 236, liS. 370. 37a- 387, 
301, .132. 336. .141, 361, j6i. 366, 383, 
384, 399. 409. 43,1. 4.i8. 4.'i7. 473, 482; 
4 : 10. 30. .1.1. 55. 6o- rS. 138, I4fi. 
160, 180, 18R. 30I. 

Horse injured at a fire, Paid for dam- 
ages to, 7:234. 

f lories. Rales for, 1:3; number al- 
lowed to be kept. 3; export tax oa. 
47. 14.11: Henrj- Oearke (Clark) ap- 



84- 

Horsfield, Israel, butcher, granted par- 
tial lease of wharf and slaughter 
houie. 4:>45; n:arket stall let tO, 
3ot, 366, 450; owes corporation. 416: 
refiiKcd committee tennK. 489; action 
ordered taken aganut. in Supreme 
Court to secure arrears of rent. 489- 
90; ordered 10 remove all encToach- 
ments, 8:8): tells to corporation 
house and lot, 331 ; tubicct of his 
new (laiiehler liouie referred to 
counsel. 226. 

HorsGeld, Timothy, MarkM stall let to, 
4 : 301 : alleged encroachmcnU of, 
ordered invMtig»lcd, 331 ; reported 
on, 341-3; petition of, (<>r grant of 
lot. rejected, 338: Halts let 10. j66, 
4jo: owe* corporation, 4tA: action 
ordered braaghl agaiiul. i * 



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INDEX 



Horsficld (continued) — 
Court, to recover dues, 489-90; or- 
dered to remove all encroachments, 

5:85. 

Horsmanden, Hon. Daniel, commis- 
sioned recorder, 4:255-6; added to 
committee to draft ordinance for in- 
spection of flour, 259; on committee 
to draft law authorizmg clerk to keep 
charter and seal, 261-2 ; on committee 
to consider butchers' petition, 269 ; re- 
ports, as chairman, 272; on commit- 
tee to draft law regulating markets, 
272-3; present at meeting of Gov- 
ernor's Council, 275; on committee 
to ask Supreme Court to postpone 
date of hearing, 289; ordered to 
show cause in Supreme Court for 
corporation concerning repealed by- 
law, 504; on committee to suppress 
gaming houses, 311; freedom of cor- 
poration conferred upon, 362; cor- 
poration seal ordered affixed to 
same, 5:6; swears in city officers, 
mayor being sick, 4 : 395 ; on commit- 
tee to frame bill for repairs to City 
Hall, 399; retained as counsel for 
corporation in Assembly hearing of 
Brooklyn trustees' petition concern- 
ing ferry rights, 406; ordered paid 
retaining fee, 410; ordered paid for 
services, 412; on committee to revise 
laws, 448-9; ordered paid for ser- 
vices, 456; on committee to revise 
laws, 478; ordered paid for ser- 
vices, 5:3; on committee to revise 
laws, 9; produces royal commission 
as recorder, 9-10; reports destruc- 
tive fire in Fort George, 16; on com- 
mittee to revise laws, 39; attends 
swearing in of new officers, 64, loi, 
131 ; opmion of, desired, in amend- 
ing charter, 161 ; ordered paid re- 
taining fee to represent corporation 
in Assembly hearing on Brooklyn 
petition, 166; asked to appear for 
corporation in Assembly to oppose 
certain bills, 169, T87; reports from 
Governor, Council and Assembly 
proper place for magazine, 192; or- 
dered paid for past services, in full, 
on retirement, 204 ; on committee of 
Council to swear in sick mayor, 6: 
67-8. 

Horten, Nathan, appointed a fireman, 
Montgomerie Ward, 7 : 387. 

Hoskney. Barnardus, taxed for new 
dock, I : 36. 

Hospital for maintenance of the poor. 
Mayor to arrange for a, 2 : 85 ; grant 
of lot, formerly J. Harris's, fronting 
the commons for a public, 7:311-2; 



Hospital (continued) — 
one thousand pounds contributed to, 
in lieu of grant of lot, 364; receipt 
from treasurer for, 397. 

Hostier, see Hastier. 

Houghan, see Huygen. 

Hour glass for bellman, 3 : 224. 

House and barn at the ferry, Commit- 
tee on appraisement of, i : 268 ; let 
to J. Arientsen, 275. See also Ferry. 

House and 19 acres of land west of 
Sawkill Bridge leased to M. Mac- 
quire, 4 : 420. 

House and parcel of ground in West 
Ward bought of Wm. P. Smith, 7: 

141. 

House fronting the commons, Request 
for pulling down of, refused, 7:200; 
let to professors of physic and sur- 
gery, 201. 

House, Little, near ferry on Nassau 
Island, let, 2: 127; old boarded, near 
City Hall, ordered sold by mayor, 

151- 
House, small red, of the corporation, 

near Peck's Slip, Committee to re- 
cover, 6 : 22 ; paid for repairing, 

443. 

House of Representatives, Report from 
the, 1 : 225 ; Bill passed by, relating 
to privileges of the city, 236. 

Houseman (Huisman, Huysman), 
Abraham, elected a constable. Dock 
Ward, 5:2; sworn. 6 ; petition of, 
for slip of land, considered, 52. 

Houseman, Aert, appointed a fireman. 
South Ward, 6:315; reappointed, 
7 : 100, 145, 258, 387. 

Houses, Arrears of taxation on, or- 
dered paid and collected, 1:122; 
lists of, in arrears, 125; warrant for 
the collection, 120; how to be paid, 
150- 1 ; for 1679-80 to be collected, 
167. 

Houses, Ruinated and decayed, to be 
apprized, valued and sold, i : M-'SI 
size of, to be built on lots near the 
Slip, 259-60. 

Houses bought of Mr. Morris, 1:275; 
of John Millidollcr, 8:91. 

Houses, Reward oftered for discovery 
and conviction of persons setting 
fire to, 5: 17-8; fronts of. from Mr. 
Chambers* to Mr, Dcpeyster's to be 
ranged, 117; belonging to the Cor- 
poration repaired, 7:80. 

Houses of entertainment to be licensed, 
1 : 13, 16. 17. ^ ^ 

Howard, William, listed voter, South 
Ward, a : 163, 165. 

Howarden, Thomas, listed voter, 
South Ward. 2 : 163. 165. 



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Huchinson. itt Hutch in son. 

Hucksters, Order conccrniRg. 1:140; 
reflations for, aiS, iM\ order rcgu- 
talitig purchases by. ajj. 249; not to 
engross. 372; and retailers to enter 
markets in the afternoon, 6: 338: not 
to sell in markets or on streets. 339. 

Huddlcston. Sarah, widow of William. 
ordered paid for extra services in 
teaching poor, 4 : 74, 

Haddlcston, Thomas, deceased (son of 
William and Sarah), Mother of. or- 
dered paid for his extra teaching of 
poor. 4 '■ 7+ 

Huddlesion, William, appointed inviter 
to funerals, 1:368; petition of. for 
land. 3:78; property of. mentioned, 
89; listed voter. East Ward, 173, 
176; bound as security to pay, 430; 
security in dock lease, 244, zio; men- 
tion of money paid by. 24Q; ordered 
pxid for teacliing poor children, 3: 
aaS ; widow of, ordered paid for his 
extra teaching of poor, 4:74; house 
of mentioned, s : 301 

Hudson River, Trade up, 1:103: in- 
habitants mi, forbidden to trade over 
sea. 104; P. J. Mcsier asks grant to 
water front to his land on, 3; 137; 
Qomnilttec to determine on, 134; re- 
port and terms of grant. 138; land 
on, ffoni J Rodcnan's to the fort, 
lo be surveyed, 134 ; to be laid 
oxit in lots, with slips and wharves 
and otfered to proprietors of land 
fronting, 139; committee on grants 
fronting on the, 140; and plans or- 
dered made, 140- land on, in rear of 
lot of J. Hibon, Jr., ordered surveyed 
1^ a committee, 3 : 397 ; other peti- 
tions referred to same committee, 
acK; notice of, lo all inhabitants of 
West side, 3". 3'i»; l"ms of grants, 

Hudson's Bay, Mitchell's map of, pre- 
wiurd by Gov. Charles Hardy, 6 : jo. 

HtM and cry. Carrying a, to Kings 
Bridge. 3:245. »5a- 

Hutccn. ut Huygot. 

Hagcr, s« Hur^cn, 

Hngitett (Huggitt). Benjamin, elected 
an astevKir. North Ward, A: 345: re* 
dKted. .wo. 4,11 ; 7 : 34 ; elected assist* 
•M. fU. «wotn, 86; 



-A 301 

Hnggetl (continued) — 
fit up Bridewell. 87; re-elected assist- 
ant, 127 ; sworn, 131 ; on committee 
to sink wells, 129: on road commit- 
tee, 149; ordered reimbursed for 
prison supplies, 150 ; on committee 
to renew leases, 152; on highwBjr 
committee, 157; on committee lo 
consider Trinity Church land peti- 
tion, 159; reports, tSo; on committee 
to consider land petition, 159: on 
street committee, 160-1 ; on street 
committee, 165 ; on committee to 
have wash house added to poor- 
house. 173; voles of, rcgislered. 175; 
on committee to meet agigrieved 
carpenters. 177; vole of, registered, 
181; re-elected assistant. 183; sworn, 
189; on committee to inspect con- 
tested election returns. i8S: reports, 
187; ordered reimbursed, 195: on 
committee to regulate timber, 196; 
vote of. registered. 204. 205 ; on com- 
mittee to frame rules (or open-door 
meeting. 207 ; vole of. registered, 
316, 317; on committee to meet rent 
delinquents. 219; on connnillec for 
jail repairs, 223; presents application 
for well 224 ; re-elected assistant, 
230; sworn, 237; added to commit- 
tee on encroachments, 243 ; vole of, 
registered, 252. 260, 266: on commit- 
tee lo inspect encroachments. 266: 
reports. 272-4 ; on committee lo in- 
spect flour. 275; reports from street 
committee. 283 (twice) ; on committee 
to prepare draft of law on sbughier 
houses, 285-6; reports 286-8; reports 
from street commiHee, 288; on street 
committee, 2^1-2; calls for question. 
302; vote o\, registered on location 
of market, 303 (thrice). 3O4 (twice) I 
reports from street committee, 307-8; 
vote of. recorded, 312 (twice) ; re- 
elected assistant, 317: sworn, 321 ; on 
committee to inspect encroachmentt, 
327: reports. 337-8: on committee lo 
receive water-lot nroposals, 330; vote 
of, recorded, 332 (twice) ; vole of, re- 
corded, 350; reports from committee 
10 inspect dock work. 352-3; on com- 
mittee for (erry repairs. 360: on 
committee to fill slip, 363: re-elected 
assistant, 378: sworn, ^2; vole of, 
reKistcred, 402; on cotiunittce to con- 
sider bakers' petition, 4>i; vote ol, 
rwistered. 414: repons from com- 
miltee on Out Ward cncroachmtntai 
41S; repons from street commtltee, 
431-3; re-elected assistaiil. 447: 
>«rora, 459: on auditing oomminee, 
451; on street committee: on com- 



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INDEX 



Hu^gett (continued) — 
mittee to inspect encroachments, 452 ; 
on committee for sentinel boxes, 
462; on committee to settle Harlem 
boundary controversy, 8:4; on com- 
mittee to regulate grain measuring, 
18; votes for reservoir; on commit- 
tee to draw up form of notes; re- 
ports land offered for reservoir, 41; 
votes against scavenger law ; on com- 
mittee to superintend water works, 
etc.,49; reports persons willing to sell 
buildings, 54; re-elected assistant, 56; 
on committee to build Bridewell, 88. 

Hugghen, see Huygen. 

Huggitt, see Huggett 

Hughen, see Huygen. 

Hughes, Hugh, currier, admitted a 
fireman; appointed a corn measurer, 
5 : 368 ; petition of, et ai, for liberty 
to renew existing leases, 6 : 379-80 ; 
referred, 380. 

Huisman, see Houseman. 

Hulgrove, George, listed voter, South 
Ward, 2 : 163, 165. 

Hullng, Francis, listed voter. South 
Ward, 2 : 163, 165. 

Hull, Robert, Account of, ordered paid, 
7:428; 8: 11& 

Hulst, Lawrence, Property of, taxed, 

1 : 56, 58. 

Humphreys, Rev. Dr. David, secretary 
of Society for Propagation of Gospel 
in Foreign Parts, Letter from, offer- 
ing library to the Province, 3:474; 
letter of thanks from corporation to, 
in full, 4 : 17-18. 

Hun, Adrian, corporation debtor, 4 : 
416. 

Hunt, Beletie (Beltie), wife of John, 
summoned to show claim to land pe- 
titioned for, 4:246; petition of, for 
water lot, referred, 5:15; ordered 
heard, 84. 

Hunt, Davis, carpenter, Account of, 
ordered paid, 5*349; appointed a 
city engineer, 6:8; account of, or- 
dered paid, 121, 217, 381, 435; 7:30, 
68, 94, 98, I19, 154. 164, 279; commit- 
tee to buy fire engine of, 377 ; account 
of, ordered paid, 377; 8:67, 116. 

Hunt, Elizabeth (sister of Thomas), 
Grant tO' ordered delivered, 8 : 35. 

Hunt, Enoch, sworn a deputy consta- 
ble, 5: 13^; 156. 206. 

Hunt, Jeftmiaih, laborer, sworn a free- 
man, 5; 260. 

Hunt, John, summoned to show claim 
to land petitioned for, 4:246; or- 
dered given hearing on petition; pe- 
tition of, for water lot, referred, 
8 : 14 ; ordered heard, 84. 



Hunt, Obadiah, innkeeper, elected con- 
stable, South Ward, 2 : 383 ; sworn, 
386-7; elected collector, 3:147; or- 
dered paid for use of house, 192; 
ordered paid expenses of corporation 
dinner to Gov. Burnet at house of, 
234, 281 ; committee meets at house 
of, 261 ; ferry to be leased at house 
of, 305; land to be leased at house 
of, 343; petition signed by, ct al., to 
Governor-in-Council, to prevent fur- 
ther leasing of land, 345 ; referred to, 
347» 348, 349; account of, ordered 
paid, 362; elected assistant, 393; 
sworn, 396; added to committee to 
consider petition for re-survey; on 
auditing committee, 399; on com- 
mittee to inspect city jails, 406; on 
committee to survey Harlem line, 
409; on committee to fit up prison 
in City Hall attic, 410; re-elected 
assistant, 415; sworn, 422; on audit- 
ing committee, 425 ; account of, or- 
dered paid, 427; ferry to be let at 
house of, 428; account of, ordered 
paid, 434, 439. 441 ; on committee to 
mspect great dock, etc., 441 ; reports, 
444 ; given leave to lay drain, 449-50 ; 
re-elected assistant, 452; on auditing 
committee, 455; on committee to in- 
spect dock, bridge, etc., 470; account 
of, ordered paid; reports dockmas- 
ter's accounts, 472; on committee to 
lay out land, 475; reports, 487; re- 
elected assistant, 479; on auditing 
committee, 482; on committee to lay 
out streets, 488; on committee to 
provide fire hooks and ladders, 4:3; 
on committee to build new pier, 11; 
reports, 15; signs petition for new 
charter, 22 ; account of, ordered paid, 
61 ; committee meetings at house of, 
130, 134, 137, 167, 168; account of, or- 
dered paid, 205; dock and slips to 
be let at house of, 246, 248; as a 
grand juryman, signs character tes- 
timonial to James Alexander, 326; 
as security for Andrew Law, de- 
ceased, asked to name administrator 
of his estate, 467; bond of, as secur- 
ity, ordered returned, 5:124; given 
leave to sink well, 255; petition of, 
et al, for land, referred, 360; given 
last chance to buy buildings, 442. 

Hunt, Thomas, elected a constable, 
East Ward, 4 : 196; sworn, 200; as a 
grand juryman, signs character tes- 
timonial to James Alexander, ^a6; 
grant to, ordered delivered, 8 : 3c 

Hunter, Andrew, elected a constable, 
Montgomerie Ward, 4:346; sworn, 
351. 



Hunter. CoL Robert. Addrcs* of wel- 
come and freedom of corporation 
voted lo. on arrivAl ai Governor, a : 
409: addreu to. iii full. 410-ti; en- 
grossed address iiaid for, 413 ; issues 
recorder's comnussion to D. Jami- 
son, 3 : 8-9 ; invited lo diiic witli cor- 
poration. Ill; recommends J. Hard- 
ing BS ferry lessee. 163. 

Muuter. Major General . Kepre- 

aeatalives of, et a/., petiiion for 
water lots, 4 : 322-3. 373-6. 

Hunter"! Ke» case, Upinions of altor- 
oejr* 00 inc, rendered, 7:79; dcci- 
sbn regarding water luts frontnig. 
80-81; petition of John Bcrger and 
J. De Sow, gS-WJ- 

Husbandmen, Prosperity of. due to 
manufacturtr)! of flour at tile city, 
3 : 40; and iis market for their caitle. 
48. 

Husk, Thomas, elected constable. 
Soutli Ward. 3:328; iwom, 336; 
hoiiM ol. 3.366 

Htist, Lauenis. taxed for new dock, 

Mutchtngs, ttf Hutchins. 
Hutchins, John, elected altlerman, West 
Ward. 3: 14; sworn, 17, on auditing 

out lots, ig; on roinmiilee lo enier- 
tain Gov. Bellomani. 28; on eom- 
millec to revise city laws. 30; signs 
petition to Gov. Belloniont 10 restore 



; ejection of. contested. „ 

lion of. nilllilied, 60; petition of, for 
land, 78; stipulation required of, in 
granting water lot to, 13S: ordered 
■worn atilerman, West Wsrd, by writ 
of maiulatnus. iS3-4. IS8, 150; de- 
dared elected alderman by inspect- 
ors of disputed returns: list of voters 
for; listed voter, t68, 170: attends 
Mayor Noell to City Mall. 17Q; 
sworn before Mayor Noell. 180: 
•gain tworn, 1B3: Again elected al- 
derman. 339 : sworn, jji ; returns 
J. W. Boome elected ccniiahlc. West 
Ward. 367. 

HtdcMm (Hutchings). William. & 
James Rcade, Me»/».. hired lo huild 
wbari, 7 : iij;/ ; orrlrred paxl, J06. 148. 

HntiJtinson (Huchinson). Ralph, as- 
s««scd for DOW dock. f.aH, 37 

Huts of J. BurroQ^is and P. Lucas 10 
be torn ito' 
Dtton, Joh , _ 

Vard. i:t7.t. 17ft 

Haydc, Johannes, laborer, sworn 1 
B : 3S7. 



for new dock. 1:31; property of, 
taxed, sz, 

Huygen. J lendrick. taxed for new 
dock. 1 : 36. 

Huygcn. Leonard (Leendert. Lender!), 
elected an assessor, i : 170- re- 
elected. iSi. 191 (North Ward); 
house of. 18;; accused of obstructing 
highway, 308; petition of, for survey 
of uninclosed land before house o( 
Johannes Van tfrugh, 344; petition 
of. referred, 348-9; repurlcd 011. 3^0; 
request of, concemirf; land before 
house of J. Van Brugli. granted, 
351; appointed a viewer of bread, 
3 r 13 ; properly of, excepted in grant 
to Elsie Leisler, 85; house of. 147; 
listed voter. East Ward, 175, i^; 
land of, 35^. 

Huysman ler Houseman 

Hyatt, Cnlebi Aeeoiint of. ordered paid, 
«;*«: petition of. rt at., (or liberty 
existing leases. 379-So; re- 



Hyatt. Thomas, elected a ronsiabte, 
East Ward, «:36j; sworn. a68. 

Hvbun, Johannes (John), carpenter, 
ordered paid for filling up guard 
room, 3 : 3&1 ; account of, ordered 
paid. j:4ii 

flyer iHeyer), Garret, listed voter. 
East Ward, 3:175. 178. 

Hyer, John, elected constable. South 
Ward. j:a94: sworn, agg. 

Hyer, Victor, elected an assessor, 
West Ward. j;3741 re-elected. 3W: 
aitiin etecled. 4:441. 

Hyer. Waller. Sr, bricklayer, ordered 
to attend at bridge, i: 169; listed 
voter. West Ward. a:i^. 171; ap- 
pointed a firnnan, 4 : 437-8. 

Hyer. Wilham. lUted voter. West 
Ward, 3:169. "7" 

Hyer. tee alio Heyer. 

Hl-riii, Arnold, laborer, elected a con- 
stable. West Ward, a:,i;8L sworn. 
jUm sworn a freeman. 383 

I BFRVfLLE, [ Pierre le Moyne.l 
^ Sieur d', reported about to attack 

New Vork. a:Ml-6: Fitnch ttjiiad- 

ron imder. to6. 
Ibon, Gnrlry, Properly of, taxed, 1 : 56. 
Ides <ldes^e), Teiinii <1lMuni>), 

elrclerf asteisnr, Bowrrj', I ■ ipl ; 



3o6 



INDEX 



Isaacs, Abraham, elected constable, 
South Ward, 3 '• 374 ; petition signed 
by, et ai, for Jewish burial place, 
granted, 447-8. 

Isaacs, A rent, listed voter. West Ward, 
2: 169, 171. 

Island ordered to be surveyed, i : iii. 

Island in the Fresh Water selected as 
site for powder house, 3 ' 449- 

Israel, Benjamin, voted illj^gally. East 
Ward, a : 174, 177. 

Israel, Jacob, taxed for new dock, i : 
36; property of, taxed, 57. 

Ives. Thomas, listed voter. South 
Ward, 2 : 163, 165 ; elected an as- 
sessor, 328. 

Ivory, Thomas, Nassau ferry leased to, 
8 : 83 ; lease to, signed, 91 ; ferry 
again leased to, 134; lease to, signed, 
137-8. 

JACKSON, John, elected and sworn 
constable. Dock Ward, 3 : 299, 300. 

Jackson, Patrick, elected a constable, 
Montgomerie Ward, 5 : 232 ; exempt, 
233; again elected constable, 6: 
148. 

Jackson, Thomas, Exchange let to, 6: 
409 ; appointed keeper of Corporation 
Library, 427; a Presbyterian elder, 
land granted to, ct ai, for church, 
7:12; captain of city watch, dies, 

311. 
Jackson, William, elected constable, 

South Ward, i : 366 ; elected an as- 
sessor, 422 ; re-elected, 2 : 14, 88, 1 16 ; 
again elected, 307, 449. 

Jackson, William, Petition oi^et ai, 
for water lots, referred, 7 : 37. 

Jackson, , widow, Account of, or- 
dered paid, 3 : 149. 

Jacob, the baker, appointed chief 
viewer of flour, i : 38-9; property of, 
taxed, 60 (twice) ; sworn searcher 
and weigher of flour, 66. 

Jacob, the Jew, reported by chimney 
inspectors, i : 42. 

Jacobs, Peter, on committee on list of 
vessels and arrears for dockage, i : 
122. 

Jacobs, see Jacobson, 

Jacobse, see Jacobson. 

Jacobsen, see Jacobson. 
acobson (Jacobs, Jacobse, Jacobsen, 
Tacopse), Cornelius, made a free 
burger, i : 71 ; elected a surveyor of 
highways, Bowery, 3 : 45, 70. 
Jacobson, David, taxed for new dock, 

1:31. 
Jacobion, Mary, Property of, taxed. 

1:51. 



Jacobson, Peter, appointed overseer of 
highways. Bowery, i : 194 ; elected 
assessor. Out Ward, 214; elected 
assessor. North Ward, 2 : 202 ; or- 
dered paid for. paving street, 365. 

Jacobson, Peter, see Marius, Peter 
Jacobs. 

Jacobs ( on )^ Teunis, ordered paid for 
making gallows, 6:401. 

Jacock, see Jaycock. 

Jacopse, see Jacobson. 
.Jadwin, Joseph, ordered paid for part 
of lot, 8 : 42. 

Jamain(e), Elias, elected constable. 
West Ward, 2:416; appointed high 
constable, 417; sworn, 421. 

Jamain, Joseph, elected collector, South 
Ward, 3:415; re-elected, 452. 

Jamain, Nicholas, elected assessor. 
Dock Ward, 2:150; again elected, 

239. 

Jamain, Stephen, listed voter. East 
Ward, 3: 173, 176; elected constable, 
286; fined for refusing to serve, tS^ 

James, Duke of York and Albany, &c, 
later King James II. governmental 
source of authority of Province, i : i, 
12; proclamations of, restraining 
trade, i : 161-3, 163-6. 

James Francis Edward, the Pretender, 
Proclamation for a general thanks- 
giving on the birth of, i : 199. 

Jameson, see Jamison. 

Jamison (Jameson, Jamyson, Jemmis- 
son), David, Jr., clerk of Council, 
1 : 267, 283, 343, 347 ; ordered paid for 
services, 263; deputy secretary of 
Province, 319; attests (jovemor's 
proclamation, 335; account of, or- 
dered paid, 369, 384, 397; accounts 
of, ordered audited, 432; clerk of 
Council, a : 2, 3 ; brings message from 
Gov. Fletcher, 15; ordered paid for 
copying documents, 67; as deputy 
secretary of Province, attests the 
"Articles of Surrender" (1664), 52; 
Andros's confirmation proclamation 
(1674), 53; and Gov. NicoUs's com- 
mission appointing mayor and alder- 
men (1665), 54; as clerk of Assem- 
bly ordered paid for copying acts, 
213 ; appointed an arbitrator to ad- 
just accounts of Wm. Anderson, 314; 
reports, 316-17; commissioned re- 
corder, 3:8-9; on committee on en- 
croachments, II ; on committee to let 
ferry, 24; on committee to inspect 
claim of Ab. De Peyster and S. 
Bayard to part of land covered by 
City Hall; ordered to assert right 
of corporation to commons on Man- 
hattan Island, 42; commissioned 



Jamismi ( cor.tiiiued 1 — 
justice of peace. 48. 73. iSO: on com- 
miiiec to settle dock nfli.in. 66; 
directed to prepare conftratulatory 
address to George I. on ncccssiun, 
74: on committee to thank S. De 
Laiiccy for gift of clock. toS; on 
committee to notify nink Ail.ilph 
(o pay ferry arrears, 130; en com- 
mittee to transfer possession of ferry, 
etc., 168: recommissiooed rccorJer. 
3lj: to draft and nii committee to 
preacnt petition to Council for grant 
of lands "gained oui of Ibc rivers." 
23a; again commissioned justice of 
peace. 2*>; to draft petition to Gov- 
ernor- in~Counci I for land grant re- 
claimed from East River, 273, 274-7; 
ordered paid for services, i^, jqo-7; 
00 committee to transfer possession 
of ferry holdings. 313: on com- 
mittee to make surveys: on com- 
mittee to consider petition of ferry 
lessee,33o: on tominiitee todraft free- 
dom of city to Capt. Peter Solgard, 
mm; ordered to begin action against 
former lessee of ferry. 343; ordered 
to jwepare corporation's answer to 
petition of several persons to Gov- 
ernor Bumel. 345. 

Jamison, Thomas, elected constable. 
West Ward, 3: 15: sworn, 17. 

Jamison, William. Esq.. voted freedom 
of corporation, 4:44; appointed high 
sheriH, 8^3; reappointed, 39, 63. qq. 
lag; sworn, 5, 34, 65, 10a. 13a; or- 
dered paid prosecution charges. 127. 

Jamton. Peter, listed a city creditor, 
1:44. 

Jamyion. see Jamison. 

Jandine (Shundine). Charles, Petition 
of, tl al.. for water lots, referred, 
8:392; elected an assessor. North 
Ward, 308; petition of, /I al. fat 
water lots, referred, 317 ; ordered 
given a hearing. 33A; hearing post- 
poned, 339; arguments heard. 34a: 
coniideration again deferred. 343 ; 
re-elected assessor, 347. 

Janeway (Janniway, January), George, 
carpenter, Petition of. for survey, 
referred, 6 : 4ai-J ; land agreement 
with. 7.iti; bond agreement with, 
390: appointed a fireman. Out Ward, 
J87. 

Janciraf. William, Land agreement 
wilb, 7: oif tai-a. 

Janeway, , »caveiiger. Sabry 

paid to, j: 15s. 

JaBDiwajr. tft Janeway. 

JWM(t), ut Janaco. 



EX 307 ' 

Janscn (Jan!(e). Jansser. JanieiiK 
Abraham, on committee to survey 
vacant land, i: 14, 15; taxed for new 
(I'xk, zg: listed a city creiUtor, 44. 

Jansen, Andrica, taxed for new dock, 
t : ag; listed a cily creditor, 43. 

Janscn, Qae*, listed a dty creditor. - 
i 45. ^6 

Jansen, David, blacksmith, orilctcil 
pni'l for iron, etc. for City Hall, 
j:3t8; ordered paid for iron and 
services, ago. 318. 

Jansen, Derrick, complained of, as vio- 
lator of ferry monopoly, i : 376. 

Jansen, Echt (Aegt, Eaghi), House of, 
1 : 18s. 315. 

Jansen, George, listed a City creditor, 

Jansen, Georue. stf aha Jaii^eti, Jorii. 
ansen, Hendrick (Henry), taxed for 
new dock, 1 : 31 : property of, taxed, 
60. 
Jansen (Johnson), Johannes (John), 
elected sheriff, i:ao6; confirmed, 
ao7; sworn. aoS; elected collector, 
Sonth Ward, J ; 55 ; ordered sworn 
assistant, South Ward. 153-4. 158. 
159; claim of, to have been elected 
assistant, ordered inspected, 16a; 
listed voter, t63; declared duly 



Mayor Noell. 180; again sworn, 183: 
on dock commiiice, 185. 187. 190; 
appointed city treasurer. 203; sworn. 
304: elected alderman, 339: sworn, 
a4i : directed tu pay (or labur. etc. 
on new City Hall, 243 ; accounts of, 
ordered audited. 343; accounts of, re- 
[Kirted ; direrted to hand over hold- 
mgs to Wm. .\nderson. treasurer. 
345; on dock committee. Z46; on 
auditing committee, mS: directed to 
sujierimend repairs to market house, 
249: ordered paid therefor, ajt ; on 
auditing committee, 255; on com- 
mittee to notify residents on Stone 
Street of p.iving ordinances, J65 ; on 
committee 10 ascertain quantity and 
title of land petitioned for hy Trin- 
ity Church, 308; re-elected alderman. 
ijt: sworn, 375: on auditing com- 
mittee, 373. 3Bo: directed to super- 
intend repairs to dock and market 
house, 279; directed to supetrntcnd 
repairs to great bridge, afio: on com- 
mittee to put grates before Broad 
St, sewer. 383, 384 ; re-elected alder- 
man. 385: sworn. 389: on auditing 
committee, a87; on committee to 
choose bellmen, jqo: on auditing 
committee: reports, 395: on coot- 



3o8 



lued)- 



, 296: on Min- 
mittee for sewer repairs, 297 ; on 
committee to view land ; on com- 
mittee to ascertain land title, agS; 
re-elected alderman, 307; sworn, 310; 
on committee for sewer repairs, 316; 
contests South Ward election re- 
turns, 417; declared duly elected al- 
derman, 419, 431-2: sworn, 433.; on 
committee to publish fiscal statement 
for corporation, 433 1 on committee 
to lay out for corporation such 
sums as needed to obtain passage of 
bill in Assembly. 423-4; on committee 
to set up cage, pillory, etc., 425 ; cash 
paid to, 431 ; on committee to super- 
vise finishing great bridge, 434; or- 
dered reimbursed, 3:1; again elected 
alderman; sworn. 11; directed to 
superintend dock repairs, 13; or- 
dered reimbursed, 13; re-elected ftl- 
derman, 15; sworn; commissioned a 
justice of peace, 17 ; directed to over- 
see wharf repairs, 19; on committee 
to let ferry, 24; reports, as. 32-3; on 
committee to report on dock and 
wharves, 38; on committee to repair 
-ferry house. 34-S; ordered reim- 
bursed, 41 ; on committee to inspect 
claims of Ab. De Peyster and S. 
Bayard to part of land covered by 
City Hall, 42 ; re-etected alderman, 
441 sworn; commissioned justice of 
peace, 48; on committee to choose 
bellmen, 49: directed to superintend 
leveling of refuse heaps, 50; on com- 
mittee to regulate fees of invite rs 
to funerals, 59 ; on survey committee ; 
on committee to choose bellmen, 61 ; 
on committee to fit up space in City 
Hall for stores, etc., 6z; on com- 
mittee to have ground leveled, 62-3 ; 
on committee to settle dock affairs, 
66, 67 ; re-elected alderman, 69 ; 
sworn; commissioned justice of 
peace. 73 ; on committee to inspect 
disputed election returns, 70; reports, 
73 : on committee to have wharf fin- 
ished; on committee to choose bell- 
men, 76; on committee to remove 
crane. 83 ; on committee to dioosc 
bellmen. 93. 103 ; on committee to 
have sewer repaired, 98: re-elected 
alderman, 99; sworn; commissioned 
justice of peace, 101-2; ordered re- 
imbursed, 104 ; on committee to 
thank S. De Lancey for gift, 108; 
on committee to have ground leveled, 
109; ordered reimbursed therefor, 
113; on committee to invite Gov. 
Hunter to dine with corportiion ; on 



Jan sen (continued) — 
committee to prepare said dinner, 
III; on committee to choose bell- 
men, 115; on committee to lay out 
lot, 117; on committee to support 
claim that Thomas Coddrington 
agreed to serve gratis in Assembly, 
119; on committee to chart vacant 
land, 120; re-elected alderman, 137; 
sworn, 139; on committee to notify 
Dirck Adolph to pay ferry arrears, 
130; on committee to choose bellmen, 
131 ; on committee to buy hooks and 
ladders, 132; ordered reimbursed for 
ferry repairs, etc., 137; directed to 
employ laborers for leveling land ; 
on committee to bring ferr^ lessee 
to terms, 141 ; Bf)pointed special over- 
seer in collecting sewer tax, 14a, 
143 : re-elected alderman, i^ ; 
sworn; commissioned justice of 
peace, 150-1; on auditing committecv 
152; on committee to look into dock- 
master's accounts, 157; ordered re- 
imbursed, 165 ; on committee to 
transfer possession of ferrv, etc., 
168; ordered paid for lenling 

{round, 170; on committee to repair 
erry-houses, etc. ; reports, 171 ; or- 
dered reimbursed for expenditures 
on same, 174; on committee to repair 
City Hall, 175; reports, 176; «- 
elected alderman, 181; sworn, 186: 
on committee to repair bridge at 
ferry, etc.. 182 ; on auditing com- 
mittee, 186; account of, as repre- 
sentative, to be examined, 189; ac- 
count of, paid. 193 ; on committee to 
oversee repairs to sewer, 197-8; or- 
dered paid for leveling ground; on 
committee to inspect land value, ig8; 
on committee to survey. 200; ordered 
reimbursed, 201 ; to keep side of dock 
leveled, at stated salary, 201-2; to 
inspect alleged encroachments, 203; 
on committee to examine demandl 
of widow of Johannes De Peyster for 
husband's back pay as representative, 
x^ : reports on accounts of late Evert 
Byvanck, 30S; on committee to in- 
spect land asked for by May Bickley, 
Esq.. 308-9; ordered paid for leveling 
ground, 224; ordered paid for Assem- 
bly service. 256, 303-4. 3S'-3'. ap- 
pointed mayor, 374 ; sworn ; com- 
missioned justice of peace. 375-6; 
attends swearing in of new mayor, 
395 ; ordered paid, per act of Assem- 
bly, 456. 
Jansen, John, swean allegiance to the 
crown, IM2. C/.S.- 



Jmiscn, John Mnll, tUtcH a city cred- 
itor, 1 . 44. 

Janscn. Jotici Stott, iHted > city cred- 
ilor. a : Aj. 

Janscn (Jblinson), Jmris f George). 
cicaed an assessor, Narth Ward. $ : 
379; rf-elccied, 417; petition of. et 
d.f tot new almshouse kwper. sus- 
tamed, i 12-13; elected assist.itit 
North Ward, 65; sworn, 68; on sur- 
veying committee, 87; reporis, 88-go: 

_. .._. . ;.._. _-. r^.j-lcclcd 



mittee to repair City ilall; on com-. 
BiEttce to liuild barracks, toR; re- 
ports, III : on committee to overhaul 
Assembly chamber. 113; on commit- 
tee to deliver corporation anns to 
comptroller ot ordnance, i.lj-fi; re- 
elected assistant, 147. i8j, 22a; 
sworn. 151. 187. ri6; deceased, 342. 

JaiiKn, Lawrence, sworn .in overseer 
of poor. 1:71: re-elected (Hsriem). 
x:69', xwom, gi ; re-elected. 117; 
sworn. 118; re-elected. 151; elcctid 
surveyor of highways, Harlem, $ : 337. 

Janim, Mathias (Meilie). Properly 
of, taxed. I : 55. 60- 

JoiMcn, Nicholas. Propi;ny of. taxed. 
1:51. 

Jansen. Peter, baker, swears ailcjciance 
to the crown, 1 : 12; honsc of, 185. 

Jansen, Sitraoi, reported by clvmncy 
inmctors, 1:43. Set alto Johnson, 
Sj^ant 

lanssen, ter Jansen, 

January, tre Janew.iy 

Jamcn. ste J 



' coosuble] South Ward. 5 : ^79; 

(Worn. 1R3; re-elected; swam. 206. 
JarviH. Beiijatiiin, elected an a.!icssor, 

Korth Ward. 6:33. 
Jar vis, lames, elect cil st nits^or. 

North Ward, 6-itM: re-clr-'fcl, JO^: 

appointed elccliijn rciuniinK ortitvr, 

7'-37'i'- reappoiiucd. 444; 8.5J1 
Jarvison. Burger, Widow of. i.irjil foi 

new dock, 1 . 30. 
Jtmlinc, Darnel, limed voter. East 

Ward, a : 173, i^C 
Jasper* Mill, B-jn-i.,.; 1niir .■!■ , rii> 

man* sotilh i f ' ' 

Jauiuey, llogi. [ l 

with, 7:38; 1 «■ 

have •Uii ci< . ■■^. 

land Rtanl lu :j(j. 

grant of tot to. urdcic-l JciivireiC 

»37. 



J.-Lkincejr, James. Jr , Water lit Rttm 
tu. signed. 8:85. 

Jav. Anoitstus. aierchaut, listed voter, 
Sonth Ward, ) : l6.!, 165 : el«t«l as 
scssor, 303; j:qq. 181 ; cl^rcted as- 
sistant. South Word. ^15: on com- 
mittee for ferry repairs ; «n com- 
millec for sewer repair*; nti com- 
mittee to have refuse hei»> kvcled, 
318; on commttJpp fnr rl"i-1: repairs, 

330: re-cU-cip'l -."—■■•• ^.-^ "v.irn, 
XV>: on aii<]'' -. on 

dock nnd m ■ .on 

surveying ti' ■■■.-ted 

asiistant. .15? ■' !<lit- 

ing commitlee, .i.W; 'iti t.'niiTi.itce 10 
inspect encroachments. 31^; re-elect- 
ed assistant. 374; »worn. 376: on 
auditing committee .177; reports, 
*7; petition of, tor (.iraJBhtemn^ 
Broadway granted, 4:1.1. 14; peti- 
tion signed bv. (-t al., to hnve un- 
marketable Hour kept out of etty, i<9- 
70: house of. f: Ijg. 
Jay, Peter, elected cnlltctor. We>t 
Ward, 4:70; elected a jorsWblc, 
153; exempt, 15s: co-leases UowliiiB 
Green, 179: elected alderman. Dock 
Ward, 44a; hwom,4J5'. on committee 
to revise laws. 448^'; ."n committee 
to have wharves repaired, 456; re- 
ports lease of dock, jj?; o" coni- 
mittee to eh'JOie wanhmen, 460; re- 
elected alderman, 469: sworn. 473; 
on auditing committee, 474; reports, 
483 ; on market honie commitlee, 
477-8: rep->rt', iRg: on rora!7i-ttec 10 
revise bv.^, T" ■'- tor 



488; on ei^ii ■■ '-.ch- 

men: on .-1. ■ City 

Hall prison iniiic siht', .igi ; on 
commitlee lo survey water lot. 49>: 
reports, 404! «•> committee 10 sur- 
vey water lot, 495; houie of, 7: '7^- 
draft of grimi to. ordrrtd engrossed, 
361; ordered delivered, 36(^7: opin- 
ion of, asked in (|oe--iioti i'( double 
office holding. #3. *>S; opii'""* of. 
teponed, 3g* 406; *r«ocB for water 
lot for P. P. Van Zandl. 8: ft), 
Jaycock (Jacock). David, elected a 
constable, Bawery. * : lo' ; "woni, 

lOfl. 
Jeflerwn. Grnrge. fel^m. maintained al 

public eKpenw. I ■ Jil 
Jeflrye*, Thomas. Grant iif watet lot 

to, ordered eaecuicd. 4 : isfi, 
Jcllese, stt Jdtcsan. 
JellMcn, tee Jrlkian. 



Jelieson (Jellese, Jellesen), Hendrick 
(Henry), Property of, taxed, 1:52, 
58: elected assistant. South Ward, 



, 9'; ( 

estimate rnntcrbh and expense of 
new City Hall, 92: on committee to 
view water lot petitioned for by 
Peter J. Mesier, 93; on committee 
to estimate cost of new public build- 
ings. 94 ; on committee to have dock 
cleaned, 197; on committee to audit 
accounts of Peter Delanoy, deceased, 
99; on committee to let city dock, 
101 ; co-leases n'arirel J|^ise, 107 ; on 
committee to superintend surveys in 
Dock Street, 108; re-elected assist- 



. 116; 
sell I 



12s: 



118; < 



superintend 

ing committee, 129, 

let ferry, 133 ; on comrniltcc 

land, 134; re-elected assistant, 150; 

confirmed by inspection committee, 

153: sworn. 156; opens cwrt with 

Mayor Noell, 159 ; election rt'lurn of, 

to be inspected. 162: listed voter, 

South Ward, 164. 166 ("'voted for 

himself"); declared not duly elected 

assistant, by inspectors of disputed 

Jenney (Jinnv), Rev. Robert, curate 
of Trinity Church, preaches corpora- 
3 : loi ; ordered paid 



tor f 



Jer 



T Gira 



Jersey, East, Address of mayor and 
aldermen to Governor in regard to 
separation of, 1:130; fe-annexation 
asked for, 131. 

Jersey shore, Petition for right of 
ferriage to the, 6:417. 

Jervereau, Jacob, elected collector, 
West Ward, 3. 99 

Jew, No, to sell by retail, 1 ; 169- 

Jews, left to disposal of the Governor, 
hi of, to worship, not al- 
; petition of, for permis- 
sion to use land as a burial place, 
3:447; granted, 448- 

Jews' Alley, from Bayard Street to 
Mill Street, Petition for widening, 
5:475-6; land released to city for, 
6:8-9; payment for, 176. 

Jochams, tee Joe hem se. 

Joeliems, see Jochemse. 

Jochemse (Jochams, Jochems, Jock- 
ems). Andries. Htirs of. tnxcd. i : 50. 

Jochemse, David, swears allegiance to 
the crown, 1:12; made a free burgh- 
er, 36; property of, taxed, 56 (twice). 



Jockems, tee Jochen 
' " ti, Andrew, lis 
?ard, a : 168, 170. 
John, the cooper, Property of, taxe<I, 

1:54- 
John^ the gtassmaker, reported by 

chimney inspectors, 1 : 42. 
John, the pot-baker, in dockage ar- 



— , Property of, taxed, I : 
, Committee on paving, 



John, the - 

55. 
John Strei 

8:293. 
Johns, see Johnson. 
Johnson (Johns, Jonson), Abraham, 

Property of, taxed, 1 : 6z ; in dockage 

Johnson, Anthony, Property of, taxed, 

1:62. 
Johnson, Ariane, House of, on Beaver 

Graft, a ward limit, i : 113. 
Johnson, Carsten (Castan, Corsten), 

taxed for new dock, 1 : 35; proper^ 

of taxed, 58 (twice). 
Johnson, Qaus, carman, discharged, I : 

64; readmitted, 65; again appointed, 

73; again discharged, 146. 
Johnson, Cornelius, blind man, taxed 

for new docK, i : 34 ; property of, 

taxed, 55. 
Johnson, George, Account of, ordered 

paid, 7:263. 
Johnson, Harman, in dockage arreari, 

1:128. 
Johnson, Hendrick, security for Van- 

derbeake, 1 : 85. 
Johnson, Hendrick, carman, dis- 
charged, 1:146; again in service, 

245. 
Johnson (Johnston), Isaac. Account 

of, ordered paid, 8 : 67, 81, 105. 
Johnson, Jab«, ordered paid interest 

on bond, 7:436. 
Johnson, Jacobus, sworn a constable. 

East Ward, 4 : 4J5. 
Johnson, Jeremias (Jeromy), taxed 

for new dock, 1:32; property of, 

taxed. 62. 
Johnson, Johannes, taxed for new dock, 

1:34. a Jansen, John. 
Johnson, Johannes, see alio Jansen, 

Johannes, 
Johnson, John, cooper, taxed for new 

dock, 1:32; property of, taxed. 57! 

house of widow of, a ward limit, 

113. 
Johnson, John, elected collector. West 

W.ird, 4:153; "f::i>" elected, 2l8; 

account of, ordered paid, S* '09* 

elected assessor, 128. 



Johnson, Joris, carman, Property of, 
tuied, 1:56; discharged from ser- 
vice, 146; readmitted. 148^ 

Johnson. Lawrence, elected surveyor 
of highways, Harlem. »;367; re- 
elected. 381. 

Johnson, Mangle, ordered paid for re- 
moving wharf. 1 1 417 ; ordered paid 
for stockadoes, 433. 

Johnson, Pct<.'r, Property of. taxed. ■ : 
63; in dockage arrears. 128. 

Jolinson, RowlifT. the butcher, well to 
be dug opposite hoase of, i : 46^7. 

Johnson, Kynier <Reeneer, Renire), 
taxed (or new dock. 1:33; property 
of, taxed, 51. 

Johnson, Simon. Esq., elected constable, 
South Ward, 3:452: excused, 453: 
re-elected, 45S: decline* to serve, 
4S6: sworn, 457; again excused, 461, 
46*: elected alderman. South Ward, 
4: jtg; sworn, 329: on committee to 
have city charter printed. 331 ; on 
committee to investigate land title, 
2J4; on committee to reply to As- 
itembly relative to new battery. 238; 
added to ludiling committee, 244: 
reports, 249: on committee to survey 
land grant, 350; reports, 354: on 
ccnunittce to draft ordinance for 
tnspeaion of flour, 251-3; on com- 
mittee to choose watchmen, 352-3 : 
on committee for prison and sewer 
repairs, 354; on committee to draft 
law authoniing clerk to keep char- 
ter and seal, 361-3; on committee lo 
recover seal from mayor. 364: re- 
ports, 365-6; on committee to choose 
watchmen. 267; reports a68; on com- 
mittee to report on butchers' peti- 
tion, 369: reports, 373; on committee 
lo draft law regulaljng markets. 373- 
3; on committee to draft freedom of 
corporation to Andrew Hamilton. 
E«i., 373: reports, 277-8; re-elected 
aMennan. 375; snoni, sBo; on .indit- 
ing committee, a8i ; reports, 314-iS; 
on commitire to a<ik Supreme Court 
to postpone datv of hearing, 389: on 
commilicc to chooie watchmen. 2^ : 
reports, 399; on conmiiitcc to hire 
keeper of work-house, jos ; reports, 
307-11: on comniitlce (o (iipprcss 
gaming Iiouses. 311: on committee 
to Ir.jic I.iikI, ,ijii, icportn. 337-9; on 
CTjr:,-. -• patent, 330: 

rn ■.e watchmen, 

3J- ' Mirvey lots, 

Si i . . '>u committee 

lo : . , - ,.-,- , on committee 

to iiivcii^jiite [crf>' encroachments, 
J3t: rcpont. lti-3; on cotnmittee to 



311 

Johnson (continued) — 
consider petition for slaugbtcr house 
lease. 331: reports, 343; ordered re- 
imbursed for wharf repairs; on com- 
mittee to consider petition for wliarf- 
'I'K. 34' : renoris, 367-8; reelected al- 
dermai), 346; swotn, 350; ordered to 
hold new election for constable. 
South Ward ; on auditing conimitlec, 
3Si; on committee to chooie watch- 
men. 357 ; reports, ^60-1 ; on com- 
mittee to stake out highway, 3<^: on 
committee to investigate disputed 
land title. 3?9; on committee to lay 
out highway. 383; reports on peti- 
tion for water lots, 388-9; elected 
alderman. East Ward. 468 ; sworn, 
473; on market house committee, 
477-JB; reports. .189: on committee 
to consider petition for land. 484 ; 
reports, 400; ditto, 488, 500; on com- 
mittee to choose watchmen, 4QI ; on 
commiltee to survey water lot, 450; 
on commiltee for ferry and City 
I fall repairs, 495-6 ; on committee 
to lay out water lot, 496: re-elected 
alderman. s:3; sworn. 5; on com- 
mittee to have water engines re- 
paired, 4: ordered reimbursed for 
ferry repairs, 7-8; on committee to 
iniipect fire apparatus, l6-t7 ; re- 
elected alderman, 38 ; sworn. 33 ; 
brings in draft of bills. 35-6: on 
market house committee, 39; moves 
to have markets advcrlired to let, 
40; on committee to lay out water 
lots. 52; on committee to arrange 
hanging of new and old bells. 55; 
ordered reimbursed for boards, etc, 
S7; on cotimiitlee to inspect city jail, 
60; re-elected alderman, 62: sworn, 
65 ; on committee for poor-house 
repairs. 64 ; on committee lo ask 
Chief Justice whether Quakers were 
exempt from constable service, 67; 
reports, 83; produces draft of act 
concerning punishment of peace 
breakers, etc, 67; on committee to 
let market stalls, 6H ; on auditing 
committee, 69; on committee to draft 
watch law. 7$: on ferry committee 
82-3; on commitire 10 get legal 
opinion on way to prevent raising 
price of beef. 83-4; "n surveying 
committee : ordered i>aid for ferry 
repairs, 87 ; ordered (upported in 
action ait.iin't infringement of ferry 
rights, Su-flo; on committee to cou- 
si3« land pclition, 93; rcporti^ tlj- 
6; on committee to direct laying 
draift, gj; re-elected alderman, gS; 



« 






Jia 

Johnson (continued) — 
■ddress to Gov. Clinton, loo ; on 
auditing committee. 103 ; reports, 
116: on coniniittee to let markets, 
103-4 ; reports. 109 ; account of, 
ordered paid. 108 ; on committee to 
take counsel in ferry encroachment 
suit. Ill; on committee to abate 
nuisances. III-12: reports, 113-14; on 
committee to draft law for removal 
of obnoxious trades, 113; on com- 
mittee on water lot petition, 115: on 
commiliee to get legal opinion on 
ferry infringement, iza ; on commit- 
tee for market repairs. 124-5; o" 
street committee, 127; re-elected al- 
derman, 128; sworn, 132: on audit- 
, 133: reports, 144; on 
_ .1 let market stalls, 134; 
reports, 138 ; ordered repaid for 
market repairs, 137; on committee 
to execute ferry lease, 140; on 
sewer committee, 141-a; on commit- 
tee to list corporation debtors. 144: 
on committee to inspect land title, 
150: re-elected alderman, 153; sworn. 
156; on committee 10 let market 
stalls, iss; reports, 163; on auditing 
committee, 157 ; reports, i6g ; on 
committee to amend charter, 161 ; 
ordered repaid for market house re- 
pairs; on committee 10 build stairs 
at slip. 163; on committee (o take 
counsel whether Supreme Court at- 
torneys should practice in Mayor's 
Court. 165 ; on committee lo abatt 



167; 



to { 



large poorhouse, 171; reports, 
delegated to pay whipper, 171-2; on 
committee for dock repairs, 173; re- 
elected alderman, 177; sworn, 181; 
on committee to let market stalls, 
179: on committee to build stairs at 
slip, 188; on auditing committee. 
189 ; reports, i9f-S ; on committee 
to consider petition of ferry lessee 
for abatement of rent. 190; on street 
committee. 191 ; reports, 198; on 
committee to settle boundary of 
estates. 194; on commiliee to draft 
address to Gov. Clinton for abolition 
of military watch, igg ; reports. 196- 
7; on committee to interview Gov- 
ernor, 197 ; ordered reimbursed for 
court expenses, 197-8; on committee 
to arrange rent arrears. 198; re- 
elected alderman. 200; sworn, 205; 
on committee to have printed Essay 
on duty of vestryman, 202; reports, 
aij; on auditing committee, ao6; re- 
ports; on committee to let market 
stalls, 307; reports. 208; on commit- 



Johnson ( continued ) — 
lee lo revise laws, 209: on commit- 
tee to consider petitions for water 
lots. 312; on committee to resulat* 
new dock and slaira at ferry, 217; 
on committee to locate new cartway; 
on commiliee for new ferry boUM, 
a»; on committee lo buy house and 
lot, 222; on committee 10 consult 
counsel as to new slaughter house, 
226; on commiliee lo consider pe- 
tition for waler lot, 337 : on com- 
mittee to direct cleansing dock, 2aB; 
on commiliee to consider advis- 
ability of drain ; submits draft of 
freedom for Gov. Shirley (of 
Mass.), 229: produces commission 
as recorder ; sworn. 333 ; account of, 
for ferry and slip repairs, ordered 
paid, 234; on commiliee to revise 
laws, 238-9, 341 ; on committee to 
draft petition to Gov. Clinton for 
Hour embargo, 241-3; reports, 343; 
on committee lo consult counsel on 
encroachments, 251: on committee 
for new Brooklyn ferry-house, 355, 
258. 263; on committee to buy fire 
engines, 264 ; on committee to bttild 
drain. 365 ; reports, 267 ; added to 
committee to survey water lot, 368; 
account of. ordered paid. 270; on 
Harlem surveying committee, 380; 
on committee to pay for new fire 
engines, 28; ; attends installation of 
city officers, 310; on committee to 
draft law regulating fences, 333 1 oa 
boundary committee, 323 ; attends in- 
stallation of officers, 350; on comrnft- 
lee to consult counsel about disputed 
land claim, 360; lo certify accounts 
presented to corporation, 366; on 
committee to inspect ditches, 386 ; 
on committee to settle Harlem 
boundary dispute. 397; on committee 
to revise laws, 408; on committee 
to retain counsel in ferry encroach- 
ment suit, 414: act to dischar^ war- 
rant due to. 434; on committee to 
adjust debtors' accounts, 441; to 
draft bill for removing nuisances, 
445; votes 10 reject ferry petition, 
453; on street committee, 457: *'• 
tends installation of officers, 468; on 
committee to revise l.iws, 474^ on 
committee to consider land petition, 
6:3; on committee to ascertain cor- 
poration rights in Out Ward, 3-4; 
on dock committee, lo-ii; on com- 
iniitce to consider petitions for water 
lots, 14-15; on committee to con- 
sider petitions for water lots, 33; 
reports. 56-7 ; on committee lo draft 



J 






John*on (continued) — 
addiMS lo Gov. Hardy, 24; on oam- 
mitfee to report on debts to corpora- 
lion. 45; reports, sj; ordered lo dis- 
charge corporation liond. 55 ; repotis, 
57-8; orders commissions of mayor, 
etc., published, 68 ; on pest-house 

with executors of Mayor Holland 
about mirket fees ; on committee to 
divide lottery receipts with gov- 
ernors of Kings College. 80: ordered 
reimbursed for sundry advance pay- 
mcnls, 83-4 ; on surveying 
87; reports. SS 
draft law«. gi 

eeive from In. _.. 

charge corporation bonds. 97-S; re- 
ports, ia>| ; on committee for more 
tire buckets, izj; on committee to 
confer with ferry Itfsee over certain 
new holdings. 126 : dissents from 
ord«r 10 lease new holdings to (erry 
lessee, 130: on committee to provide 
firewood, 145-6: attends installation 
of officers. 150; on committee to 
diooM pDorhouse keeper, ijS; on 
Mmmiltee to let wharves, etc , 164 ; 
on commillec to draft address to Gen. 
Jeffrey Amherst. 235: reports, ajj- 
S; on committee lo revise laws. w6- 

S; produces draft to new gaugers 
iw, *J9-Ji: on committee to ap- 
praise land. 241-2: oti committee to 
Krattny contested election returns, 
342; re|>iirts, ng: on committee to 
locate high water mark on Nassau 
Island. 247 : on committee to regulate 
tea water men, a68; produces draft 
of law relating to sale of hay. 298- 
300: directed to solicit prosecution 
of Kings Co. collector. 301 : on com- 
mittee lo concidcr land petition. 336- 
7; on committee to ascertain corpor- 
ation rights over food prices, 3^; 
rtporU. 337 -4>. on committee to in- 
vestifnte encroachment. .14,1 : on com- 
mittee lo regiilaie city lumps, jsf; 
on committee to draft hill relating to 
market assiic, 360 : on committee 
to investigate ferry encroachment. 
368: attends installation of officers. 
3p3-3/> opposes granting water lot 
petition; riglit of, as recorder, to 
vote in Common Council, denied by 
mayor. 408 ; right of. lo vote in Com- 
tnan Council, ordered submitted to 
counsel, 4a8-g; additional counaci to 
be engaged t'> determine recorder's 
right to vuie. 415: statement of case, 
U3> opinions of counsel <Wm .Smith. 
jr^ John M Scott and Wm. Livings- 



J»3 

Jdhnson (continued} — 
ion, Estjuires). 42;;-6: decision of 
board giving htm nghl to vole. 436; 
on comminre to revise terms of ferry 
sale, 7:5; on committee to con- 
sider Presbyter inn Churcli petition 
for angjilar lot. 5-6; on committee 
to investigate encroachments, 24. 

Johnson. Sybrant. Property of, tixed, 
I ; SI : See alto Jinsen. Sibrant. 

Johnson, Vryne, discluirged from office 

Johnson, see alia Jansen onif Johnston. 
Johnston, David, allowed to extend 

corner of house, j: 4H. 
Johnston (Johnson). James, elected a 

constable. East Ward. 5- 308; sworn. 

Johnston, Hon. John, sworn mayor; 
commissioned justice of peace. J : 73 : 
reappointed ma^nr, 100: sworn; com- 
missioned justice of peace, tot; on 
committee to thnnk Stephen Oc Lan- 
cey for gifl, 108; on cijinmittee to 
invite Gov. fitmtcr to dine with cor- 
poration, III : reappointed mayor, 
127, 1^8. 183: sworn, lag. ijo^ 185; 
commissioned justice of peace, lift 
150, 

Jones, Asher, eordmamer. sworn a 
freeman, 7: 182, 

Jones. Daniel, appointed a bclhnan, a : 
313. 339- 364: ordered paid. 319. 3S3. 



Dorithy, gnmled 



tlquor 



Jones, Humphrey, elected a . 

Dock Ward. 5:62; sworn, 66; ap- 
plies fur lease of rope walk, 171 ; 
elected an a«sesior. 20a 

Jones, Isaac, cooper, saorn a freeman, 
7:18a. 

Jones. John, elcaed a constable, Mont- 
gomcrie Ward, 7: 184: sworn, 189. 

Jones. Roger, elected conslablc. Dock 
Ward. 3:239; sworn. 241 

Jones, Samuel. Esq, cotitifel lot Pow- 
lus Hook ferry petitioners, 7 ; 6* ; 
asked to defend corporation in Os- 
wego market indictment. 363; opin- 
ion of, 300: opinion of, atke<i in 
question of doulile office holding, 
3^3, 405; opinion of, reported, 399, 
406. 

Jones. l~homas, taxcil lor new dock, 
1 : 35 : listed voter. West Ward, a : 
169. 170, 

Jones, Thomas, E»ij, as cn-exeewtot 
of Joseph Mturay, ordered paid all 
demands in fall, 6:408; fiist aitrri' 
Cammoo Conncil as feeorder, 7 
J93; on committee lo icgulatr 'i-i. 



her, etc, ; on coiTiniitlce to confer 
with water lot petitioners, 196; vole 
of, registered, as opposing petition 
for second liberty pole and for board 
10 meet behind closed doors, 204-5 ; 
on committee to fmnie ^ rules for 
open-door meetings, zo?; vote of. in 
favor of granline wnter lots free 
from quit rent to Kind's College, 
registered, zi6, 217 ; brmgs in ad- 
dress to Gov. Dunmore, ajg; vote 
of, registered ; on committee to in- 
spect encroachments, 266 ; reports. 
^72-4; on eommiilee to inspect flour. 
275 ; moves to change course of 
street, 280: on commiltee to frame 
law regtilating slaughter houses, 285- 
6; repons, 286-8: on committee for 
ferry repairs, 298 ; reports, 301 ; 
votes of, recorded, 303. 30-i; on com- 
mittee to inspect encroachments. 
327: reports, .1,17-8; voles of, re- 
corded. 332: added to committee to 
view ground petitioned for for edu- 
cational objects, 312; vote of. re- 
corded. 350; on committee for ferry 
repairs, 360; vote of. registered, 402; 
report from Bridewell inspection 
committee, 414 ; reports from com- 
mittee on Out Ward encroachments. 
415; on committee to inspect en- 
croachments, 452. 

JonneBU (Jounean, Jumeaus), Abra- 
ham, listed voter, East Ward, a: 173, 
176 ; account of, ordered paid, 3 : 
192; wall of, on Broad Street, 254: 
account of. ordered paid, 4 : 339. 

Jonneau. Philip, listed voter. East 
Ward, 174, 177. 

JoQSt. lec Joosten. 

Jooslen (Joost. Josse). Cornelius, 
listed voter, East Ward, a : 174, 177. 

Joosten, John, Property of, taxed, i ; 
14: laxed for new dock, 32; listed 
a city creditor, 44; in dockage ar- 
rears, 128; listed voter. East Ward. 
' i 174. 177. 

Josse, set Joosten. 

Jourdain, Elizabeth, widow, granted 
liquor license gratis, 4:314, ^5- 

Jourdain(e), Henry, Accounts of, or- 
dered audited, 2:35; ordered paid 
for seri'ices, 85, 90- 

Journal of Thomas Noell, mayor, of 
public matters from Oct. 14 to Nov. 
II, 1701. z:i58-£i: ordered entered 
in Common Council minutes to " re- 

' main on record forever," 218. 

Jous, John Peiris, taxed for new dock, 
1:32 



Judah, Baruch, Petition signed by, rtl 
al., for Jewish burying place, grant- ,f 

ed, 3:447-8: elected a constable,! 
South Ward, 4 : 153 : deputy t<^ 1 
sworn. 159. f 

Judah, Hyllard. sworn a constable I 
Dock Ward, s : 47o. i 

Judges, Salary of, not allowed, I : aos. I 

Judgments to siaud. 3:5a. J 

Judicature, Court of. 1: 103; how far I 
to extend, lOS. 106. 

Juert, ^— , ordered to take can 
public well. 1 : 181. ^ 

Jump, James, Land to he leased to, 
3:226. ' 

Jurymen, Fines for late attendance of, 
at court, 1:48; penalty for non-ftp- | 
pearance of, in court, 116. f 

Justice, seal of, in court room. Silk 
covering for the 3 : 353-4. 

Justices' allowances. Former laws 
about, repealed, i : 102, 

Justices of the peace, to enforce tht J 
Governor's order, 1:6; two, to sign 
certilicates for a liguor dealer's 
license, lot ; mayor and aldermen 
commissioned as, by the Governor, 
147-8: not to exceed seven, 241); 
mayor, recorder and five aldermen 
to be, 299; 4"7i ai; power to com- 
mit offenders, 1:301; precedence of 
authority as. a : 121 ; with power to 
hold general quarter sessions of the 
peace, 4:7, 22: Act to enable, to 
punish for forcible entries and de- 
tainers, approved and sent to Assem- 
bly, 5:67. 

Justices of the peace sworn, 3 : 150, 
213. 242, 357, 376. 396, 422, 454; 4: 1 
29, 40. 42. 73. 158, 199. 229, 280, 350, 
J5S. 445. 473 ; S : S. 33. 65, 102, " 
156, i8i, 205, 2.l6- '7(>. 3". 351. , 
424; 6:35; 7:86, 237, 382, 450. 

ANE (Cane), Patrick, listed voter, 
West Ward, a : i63, 170. 

Karmes, see Kermer. 

Karr, John, bricklayer, Account ot 
ordered paid, s : 319. 

Karr, ice also Carr. 

Karsebooms, John Everts, House of 
widow of, 1 : 185. 

KaUltas, tee Ketletas. 

Kearney, Thomas, elected constable. 
Dock Ward, refuses to serve; fined, 
a:4SS- 

Keen, William, innkeeper, fined for re- 
fusing to serve as constable. Dock 
Ward, 6:38. 

Keen & Lightfool, innkeepers. Account 
of. ordered paid, 5:458; new Ex- 
change teased to, 6 : 3, 



K* 



L 



Keeper of the House of Ct 
Report on the, 4 : 307-9 

Keerstecd. see Kierstead, Hans. 

Kei!l. John, voted freedom of corpo- 
ration, 3 :4I2. 

Keirse, see Kierse. 

Kell, John, appointed wood inspector, 
7:i48. 

Kelly, Edward, Market stall let to, 
4:301, 366, 450: in deK 416- 

Kelly. John. Petition of, to erect 
slaughter houses, referred, 3 : 241 ; 
reported on, 249-51 ; granted, 252; 
petitions for renewal of lease, 4 : 331 ; 
recommended, 343 ; granted, 344 ; 
mentioned as former lessee of 
slaughter houses, 5 : 303. 

Kelly, William, sworn a freeman, 5 : 
333; account of, ordered paid, 6:5: 
elected an assessor. Dock Ward. 66; 
re-elected, loo; outstanding debts in 
hands of, 373 ; house of. 7 ; 283. 

Kemball, Henry, blacksmith, ordered 
paid for work on prison, i : 374; 
listed voter of South Ward, a : 164, 
165; deceased, account of. ordered 
canceled, 393. 

Kempe, John Tabor, Attorney General, 
ordered retained as counsel to de- 
fend corporation on wharf suit, 7 : 
2q8; opinion of, asked on question of 
double office holding. 383, 405 ; 
opinion of, reported, 399, 400! 

Kempe, William, Attorney General, in- 
vited to corporation dinner to Gov. 
Sir Danvers Oaborn, 5:421. 

Kendall, John, sworn a deputy con- 
stable, 5 : 42s. 470, 

Kendall, Thomas, elected a constable, 
East Ward, 5 : 231 : abscni, 236. 

Kendar (Kindar), Jarvis, lifted voter. 
East Ward, a: 174. 177. 

Kennedy, Hon. Archibald, gentleman. 
Collector and Receiver General, 
voted freedom of corporation, 3 : 
412: ordered paid fees, per charter, 
3:488; petition of, to have custody 
of powder house keys for time being, 
granted, 4:256-7; petition signed by, 
el al, for water lots, granted, 322-3; 
present in Council, 347 ; house of, S : 
149; as customs collector, ordered to 
hand over magazine keys to corpo- 
ration; agrees, 419; on Council com- 
mittee to swear in sick mayor, 6 ; 
67-8; island of (i. *., Bedloe's Island), 
as quarantine station, 87 ; agreement 
with, for sale to corporation of 
Bedloe's Island for pest-house sta- 
tion, 124-5, 131; draft of release 
from, ordered engrossed for signa- 
ture, 132; portion of purchase money 



EX 3,5 

Kennedy (continued) — 
ordered paid to, 133 ; administers 
oaths to mayor, etc., 150; mention 
of sale of island by, to corporation, 
162; petition of, et al., for two ferries 
10 Nassau Island, referred, 2J7. 

Kennedy, Capt. Archibald. [Jr„| Peti- 
tion of, et al., for water lots, referred, 
6 : 2ga, 385-6, 426-7 ; petition of, for 
ferry monopoly, referred, 417; re- 
fuses to receive English stamped 
paper on his vessel. 4^; petitio;i of, 
for ferry monopoly, referred, 7:2; 
reported on, 8 ; petition of, el al., 
for land grants, referred, 159; com- 
mittee on petition of, to present plan 
of lots, 205-6; petition of, for land, 
granted, 214-15 ; grant ordered de- 
livered to; house of, 217: land grant 
to, ordered engrossed, 220; sells land 
to widen alley. 224; grant to, ordered 
delivered, 229, 252; terms of grant 
to, repeated. 348; land bought of, 
8:1; water lot grant to. signed, 85. 

Kennedy, Catherine, Petition of, et al., 
tor water lots, referred, 6 : 426-7. 

Kennedy, James, barber, sworn con- 
stable. West Ward. 4:230; election 
of, returned. 232; account of, ordered 
paid, 299, 359; sworn a deputy con- 
stable. South Ward, 445; sworn a 
deputy constable, 5:6, 34, 66, loa, 
132 ; ordered paid for services in 
"late conspiracy," 45. 

Kennedy's Island, Rent paid for use 
of, for cases of small-pox, 6 : 87. 

Kennell, Valentine, ordered paid for 
services, 6 ; 224, 

Kerbtall, Lucas, in dockage arrears, 
I:i2& 

Kcrby. set Kirby. 

Kerbyle. see Kerfl.yl. 

Kerfbyh, see Kerfbyl. 

Kerfbyl(c) (Kerbyle, Kerfbyh). Dr. 
Johannes, Account of, allowed, i : 
ao6 ; recommended paid, 397 ; or- 
dered paid for services to poor, a : 
68; elected an assessor. North Ward, 
383; elected collector. 3: 181, 

Kerfbyl. , widow. Account of, or- 
dered paid. 3 : 177. 

Kenner (Karmes ( ?). Karmes ( ?) ), 
Abraham. Property of, taxed, i;S9; 
listed voter, East Ward, 3 : 175, 178. 

Kermer. Hendrick, appointed packer 
and culler, 1:212. elected constable. 
North Ward, 236; sworn, 239. 

Kermes, tee Kermer. 

Kerr, see Carr and Karr. 

Kerstine, Gideon, rope maker, given 
freedom 10 trade, 3 : 141. 

Keteltas, see Kctletas. 



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Si6 INJ 

Ketletas (KatalUs. Keteltas(a). Ket- 
latas, Kitfltas, Kittletass), Abraham, 
elected constable, North Ward, a: 
S6 ; elected assessor. North Ward, 
150; re-elected, 202; eiecled assistant, 
239: sworn, 241; re-elected assistant, 
271 : sworn, 275 ; accounts of, or- 
dered audited, 272 ; re-elected assist- 
ant, 286, 308; sworn, 289, 311; ac- 
counts of, ordered audited, 291 ; re- 
ported on, 293 ; on auditing com- 
mittee, 295 ; on committee to choose 
bellmen, 312; reports, 313; ordered 
reimbursed, 313-4; elecletl assistant, 
East Ward, 361 ; sworn, 363 ; al- 
lowed to lay drain, 3?8; re-elected 



mittee to report on Capt. De Riemer's 
accounts, 385 ; reports, 387-8 ; on 
committee to report highway en- 
croachments, 409; ordered paid tor 
nails, 429; account of. paid, 3: t92-3: 
petition signed by, el al.. that un- 
marketable flour be Wept out of city, 
4:169-70; execuiors of, ordered to 
pave street, S: 150- 
Ketletas, Garret {Gerard, Gcrrett), 
listed voter, West Ward, a : 169, 
171 ; elected constable. West Ward, 
30S; sworn, 311 ; elected collector, 
3:126: paid for commissions, 191; 
sum due from, 192; hands over 
sewer tax collection, 179; elected 
collector, East Ward. 263 ; exempt. 
269; account of, ordered paid. 4:77, 
165; elected an assessor, 275; re- 
elected, 345 ; ordered to pave street. 



5:152- 



Kettet 



, John, listed a city creditor. 



1:43. 

Ketletas, John Everts,' Property of, 
taxed, 1:51. 

Ketletas, Peter, eiecled an assessor, 
East Ward, 5:378: re-elected, 417: 
petition of, rl al,. for liberty to re- 
new existing leases, 6:379-80; re- 
ferred, 380. 

KiclcabuU, Thomas, in dockage arrears, 
I : 128. 

Kieckebuls, Thomas Davis, listed a city 
creditor. 1:43. 

Kieft, Governor William, Form of gov- 
ernment under, mentioned, i : 339. 

Kierse (Keirse), Abraham, elected 
constable, Harlem, 3:453; sworn. 
457. 

Kierse, Hendrick, Account of, ordered 
paid, 5:437. 

Kierse, John (Jan), elected assessor, 
Harlem, i : 381 ; sworn to levy 
special assessment. 4IS: re-elected 
; a: IS, 308; elected col- 




ICierse (continued)^ 
lector, Harlem, 416; re-elected, 450; 
elected surveyor of highways, 3:45: 
again elected collector, 70; re-electe<( 
1S2; again elected assessor, 237. 

Kiersie. Lukas, House of. i : 315 (*«.). 

Kierstead(e). Cornelius, elected col- 
lector. North Ward, 3 : 45. 1 

Kierslead, Mrs. Elizabeth, Account o^ I 
ordered paid, 6:2, 1 

Kierslead(e) (Keerslred), Han» 

(Haunse), taxed for new dock. 
1:31; property of, taxed, 60 (.bis.) ; 
elected collector. North Ward, 3 :293, 

Kiersteade, Jacobus, listed voter. South 
Ward. 2 : 163, 165, 

Kierstead, Capt. Jacobus, elected col- 
lector. North Ward, 5:200, 308: re- 
elected, 347; leaves town, 366; ap- 
pointed almshouse keeper, 6:12-13; 
account of, ordered paid, 75. 

Kierstead(e). John, elected an asses- 
sor, North Ward. 3:210. , 

Kierstead, John, appointed a fireman, 
West Ward. 6:3'4; again appointed, 
257. 38s. 

Kierstead (Kiersleede, Kirstead), 
Lucas (Luycas), baker, directed 
when to bake, i: 176; house of, 179, 
185; listed voter, South Ward, a: 
163. 165. 

Kierstead (Kiersted), Doctor Rodiff, 
appointed to examine and report ' 
health conditions of incoming V" ' 

widow. HouK of, .] 

of. <:63. 



sels, 4 : 430. 
Kierstead, 



:. 321. 



Kierstead, , widow, Lc 

Kiersteede, lee Kierslead. 

Kilderkin or half-barrel, i : 138. 

Kiniber, Casper, Ejectment suit in 
name of. 4 : 185 ; title of, 10 land, or- 
dered investigated, 234; suit of, 4II. 

Kind.ir, see Kendar 

Kindell. John, sworn a freeman. 5 : aao, 

Kinderick, John, cordwainer, sworn a 
freeman, 5 : 301, 

King, Adam, ordered paid tor watch 
duty, 4 : 60. 

King, Anthony, appointed a fireman, 
North Ward, 7: '45; reappointed, 

King, Coenradt, House of, 8:29. 

King. Ebenezer. listed voter. East 
Ward, a: 174, 177. 

Kinc. John, elected constable. North 
Ward, 3: is; absent at swearing in, 
17: refuses to serve; fined, 18. 

King. John, ma^on, Account of, or- 
dered paid, 5:53: 7:84; elected as- 
sessor. South Ward, 82 ; sworn, 9j, 
132; re-elected, 127, 183. 



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I 



Keeper d( tile House of Correction, 
Report on ihe, 4 ■ 307-9 

Ke«rsiccd. srt Kicrttead, Hui«, 

Kfill. John, voted freedom of eorpo- 
niion, 3: 413. 

Keine. lee Kjerse. 

Kelt, John, appointed wood ir«peclor, 
7:148- 

Kelly. Edward. Market ttall let to. 
4:^1. 366. 4W; in debt, 416. 

Kelly. John, Petition of. to erect 
slaughter hou«s. referred. 3 : 241 ; 
reported on. 249-51; granted. 253; 
petitions for renewal of leaic, 4 ; .131 ; 
recommended. 343; granted. 344; 
mentioned as former lessee of 
slaughter houses, s '■ 303- 

Kclly. William, sworn a freeman, 5: 
2jjl account of, ordered paid, 6:5; 
elected an assessor. Dock Ward. 66; 
re-elected, 100; outslanding debts f 
hands of 373 : house of. 7 ; aSj. 

Kemball, Henry, blacksmith, ordered 
paid for work on prison, 1 ; 374 : 
listed voter of South Ward. J : 164. 
165; deceased, account of. ordered 
canceled, 39J' 

Kempe, John Tabor, Attorney General, 
ordered retained as counsel to de- 
fetid corporation on wharf suit, 7 : 
agS: opinion of. asked un qimtion o( 
double office holding. 38], 405 ; 
opinion of, reported, 399. 406 

Kempe. WlUiam, Attorney General, in- 
vited 10 corporstinn dinner to Gov, 
Sir Danvers Osbom. 5:421. 

Kendall John, sworn a deputy con- 
suble. 5 • 435, 470. 

Kendall, Thomas, elected a constable, 
East Ward. J : aji : absent. 2,j6. 

Kendar (Kindar). Jarvis. lifted voter. 
East Ward, a: i?4. 177 

Kennedy. Hon. Archibald, gcntlemao, 
Collcclor and Receiver General, 
voted freedom of corporation, a : 
413 ; ordered paid fees, per charter. 
3:488; petition of. to have custody 
of powder house keys for time bcin^. 
gruiled, 4:356-7; petition signed by, 
ft al; for water lots, granted, J2^3; 
ptcscnl in Council, ,«? ; hnnsc of, S : 
149: as customs col!«tor. ordered to 
hand civer magaiinr krvs to corpo- 
ration; agrees. 41«; on Council com- 
mittee 10 xwcar in lick mavnr, 6: 
67-8; island of (1. c. Bedloe's Island), 
a* quarantine italion. S; ; attrcemcnt 
wltn, for sale 10 corpora [ion of 
Bedloc's Island for pest bouse sta- 
tion, 134-5, '3^' draft of release 
(raai. ordertd engrossed for sign*- 
tore, t ja ; porlioit of purchase money 



EX 5tj ■ 

Kennedy (continued t — 
ordered paid to, 133: administen 
oaths to mavor. etc.. 150; mention 
of sale of island by. to corporation, 
162 ; petition of. et al., for two ferriet 
to Nassau lilint!. referred, 147. 

Kcnredv. C.ipt, Archibald, |Jr..j Peti- 
tion of, el of for water lots, rtferred. 
6 : a^. fis-4, 426-7 ; petition of. for 
ferry monopoly, referred, 4:7 ; re- 
fuses to receive English stamped 
paper on his vessel, 430; petition of, 
for ferry monopoly, referred. 7: a; 
reported on, 8; petition of. fi al, 
for land grants, referred. 159; com- 
mittee on petition of, to present plan 
of lots, 305-6; petition of, for land, 
gramed, 214-15; grant ordered de- 
livered to; house of, 317; land grant 
to, ordered engrossed, 220; sells land 
to widen alley. 224 ; grant to, ordered 
delivered, aag, 253; terms of grnnt 
to, repeated. 348: land bought of, 
8 : t ; water lot grant to. signed, 85. 

Kennedy, CalhcHnc. Petition of. tl al., 
for water lots, referred, 6:426-7. 

Kennedy, James, barber, sworn con- 
stable. West Ward, 4:230; election 
of, returned. 23a ; account of, ordered 
paid. 299. 350; sworn a deputy con- 
stable, Soiitli Ward. 445 ; sworn a 
ileputy constable, 5:6, 34, 66, t<a, 
133; ordered paid for services in 
■' late conspiracy," 45, 

Kennedy's Island, Rent paid for use 
of, for cases of sniall-pox. ft 187, 

Kennelt, Valentine, ordered paid for 
services, 6 ; 224. 

Kerbtall. Lucas, in dockage ariears, 
i:t2& 

Kcrby. tff Kirby. 

Kerbyle. iff Kerfliyl 

Kcrfbyh. s« Kerfbyl 

KerfbyUe) (Kerbytc, Kerfbyh). Dr. 
Johannes, Account of. allowed, i : 
306 : recommended paid, 397 ; or- 
dered paid for services to poor. 3: 
68; elected an assessor. North Ward, 
383; elected collector. 3: 181. 

Kerfbyl. , widow, Account of, or- 
dered paid, 3- >7~. 

Kermer (Knnjies(?). Karm«s(?)>, 
Abraham, Propcny of, taxed, 1:59; 
listed voter. East Ward, s : 175. 17& 

Kermer. H end rick, appointed packer 
and culler, I : 312. elected eooslable. 
North Ward, 2j6; sworn. JJft 

Kermes, iff Kermer, 

Kerr, iff Carr ami Karr. 

Keratine, Gideon, rope maker, given 
freedom to trade, J : 141. 

Kcltltas, iff Ketletaa. 



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INDEX 



Kip, Isaac, [2d,] cooper, elected con- 
stable, East Ward, 3 : 432. 

Kip, Isaac, [3d,] appointed a fireman, 
South Ward, 6:6; reappointed, 250. 

Kip(p), Jacobus (Jacob), taxed for 
new dock, i : 32 ; property of, taxed, 
59; chosen a common councilman, 
120; elected a constable; elected an 
assessor, 170; ordered to attend 
mayor in surveying swamp land, 
181; re-elected assessor, 182; house 
of, 185; re-elected assessor (South 
Ward), 191, 286; ordered to make 
special assessment, 328-9; re-elected 
assessor, 333, 381, 422; elected as- 
sessor. North Ward, 3 : 322 ; elected 
alderman, North Ward, 383; sworn, 
386; on committee to report further 
on city accounts, 403; on committee 
to finish City Hall cupola; on com- 
mittee to choose a scavenger; on 
auditing committee, 408; rQports as- 
size of bread, 411-12; re-elected al- 
derman, 416; sworn, 421; on com- 
mittee to inspect contested election 
returns, 417; reports, 419; election 
of^ contested, 418; contest not sus- 
tamed, 419; on committee to inspect 
contested election returns; reports, 
421 ; on auditing committee, 423; re- 
ports, 426, 438, 439, 440; on commit- 
tee to repair ferry-house, 429; re- 
ports from committee on sums due 
city, 433 ; on committee t* view land, 
447; re-elected alderman, 449; 
sworn; sworn justice of peace, 451; 
on auditing committee, 453; re- 
elected alderman, 3: 15, 45, 69, 99; 
sworn; commissioned justice of 
peace, 17, 48, y^i, 101-2; ordered to 
hold new election, 18; on auditing 
committee, 19; reports, 21, 22; on 
committee to build poorhouse, etc., 
59-60 ; on committee to survey ; on 
committee to choose bellmen, 61 ; on 
committee to fit up space in City 
Hall for stores, etc., 62; on commit- 
tee to settle dock aflairs, 66, 67: 
on committee to inspect disputed 
election returns, 70; reports, 72; on 
auditing committee, 74; on commit- 
tee for finishing wharf; on bellmen 
committee, 76; on committee to re- 
move crane, 83; on committee to re- 
pair City Hall and jails, 86; ordered 
reimbursed, 87; on committee to 
choose bellmen, 93, 103; on committee 
to have sewer repaired, 98; on com- 
mittee to look into timber nuisance, 
109; on auditing committee, iii; on 
committee to prepare dinner to Gov- 
ernor Hunter, iii; on committee to 



Kip(p) (continued) — 
choose bellmen, 115; on committee 
to lay out lot, 117; on committee to 
support claim that Thos. Coddrington 
agreed to serve in Assembly gratis, 
119; re-elected alderman, 127; sworn, 
120; on committee to purchase hooks 
and ladders, 132; on committee to 
repair City Hall, 135-6; appointed a 
special overseer of sewer tax collec- 
tion, 142, 143; elected alderman, 147; 
sworn; commissioned justice of 
peace, 150-1 ; account of, ordered 
paid, 149; on committee to transfer 
possession of ferry, etc., 168; re- 
elected alderman, 181 ; sworn ; on 
auditing committee, 186; reports, 
188; on committee to examine ac- 
counts, 189; account of, paid, 192; 
on committee to oversee repairs to 
sewer, 197 ; on committee to appraise 
land, 15^; on committee to survey, 
200; on committee to inspect alleged 
encroachments, 202; ordered to hold 
new election for assessor and con- 
stable, 204; on committee to look 
into claims of Johannes De Peyster 
for back pay as representative, 204; 
reports on accounts of late Evert 
Byvanck, 205; on committee to ex- 
amine accounts of Isaac De Riemer, 
206; on committee to inspect land 
asked for by ex-recorder May Bick- 
ley, 208-9; re-elected alderman, 210; 
on committee for reprinting city or- 
dinances, charter, etc., 216; on com- 
mittee to inspect old ferry-house on 
Nassau Island, 224; on committee 
to oversee completion of staircase in 
City Hall, 225; on committee to in- 
spect land, 226; on committee to in- 
vestigate encroachments on public 
land, 228; to oversee making of 
prisons, etc., in City Hall, 229; on 
committee to investigate encroach- 
ments, 230; reports, 241; re-elected 
alderman. 237; sworn; commissioned 
justice oif peace, 242-3; on commit- 
tee to investigate petition to build 
slaughter houses, 241 ; reports, 249- 
51 ; on committee to choose bellmen, 
245-6, 255; on committee to survey 
land, 252; on committee to build 
wharf, 257; on committee to 
straighten (Trown Street, 261 ; on 
committee to examine accounts of 
Tiebout, 262; re-elected alderman, 
264; sworn, 268; on committee to 
lay out street, 266; on committee to 
choose bellmen, 269, 288; re-elected 
alderman, 293; sworn, 299; on com- 
mittee to view land, 297; ordered 



rapon 



Ktp(p) (continued ) — 
paid for Asjembly Mt 
35>~3- ordered to piiTcha 
use o( eorporation and 
table cover, 307; on c< 
investigate cncrnachments, ji2: on 
cammiliec to transfer pofiessinn of 
ferry holdings. 313; on comtniiiee 
to have jfiil* rcDSired; ordcicil re- 
imbursed for table, 317; on eommit- 
lec (O prepare K(>'d box for freedom 
o( cily to CapL Pcicr Solgard, jm; 
on commit Ice for dock repairs. 
33J ; re-elected alderman. 328 ; 
sworn, 330: on coinraittcc to 
jnvcstiKRtc dock receipts. jjl ; 
on commillce to choose bellmen ; on 
auditing committee, iS^ ; reports, 
338: on snrvcying committee. 3,15. 
341 ; on dock and sewer committee, 
339; on committee lo let ferry. JJ>- 
40; on commiHee to view land, 34,1; 
on committee to ask Gov, Burnet's 
permission to change wording of cor- 
poration's address, J^fi; on commit- 
tee 10 trnnic new ailJress to Gov- 
cmor-in-Council, 346-7; re-elected 
alderman. 354; sworn; commissioned 
justice of peace, 357; on auditing 
committee : on coiiiniiitee to choose 
bellmen, 359; reports, j03; on com- 
mittee 10 inspect encroachments, 
369 ; re-elected alderman, 373 \ 
sworn; commissioned justice of 
peace, 376; on auditing committee, 
M?; reports. 387; on committee to 
cfaoosc bellmen, 378; reports, .iSl : 
re-elected alderman. J03; absent at 
swearing in. .v/); deceased. 400, 401 ; 
widow of. ordered paid, per Act of 
Assembly, 456, 

Kip(p). JacobCus), lad.) elected as- 
seuor. Bowery, A-^?- S-3- ^3"- 
sworn, 66 ; again elected, 154, 178, 
379, 418, 464; paid for bricks. 45(1; 
Tatm of, menlioiicd. 6 : 35J. 

Kip. Jacobus. (31I.I elected constable. 
West Ward. S-4^. sworn. 46a 

Kip, Jesse, elected an asscsiwr. North 
Ward, a: 14: re-elected, 56: elected 
collector, vice John Crooke. 88, 

Kip(p), CapL Johannes (Johnt. an as- 
sessor, North Ward, iMis; elected 
commun councilman, 157; on com- 
mittee to report city acconnts, 168; 
elected alderman, 170; on committee 
(0 4iidil late mayor's account*. 174; 
re-elected alderman, iQt ; on com- 
mittee W report prices for bread. 
193; on committee to repair wharf, 
194: added lo auditing committee, 
tA 300; on commit lee lo survey 



ex 319 

Kip(p) (continued) — 
land, aoi; on comtjiittee to view 
land bid for; reports docks let, 303; 
reports election retiirtis. 204: account 
of, allowed, aos; re-elected alderman. 
214; on committee to regulate 
markets. 216; reports, 317; on com- 
mittee to present addrc<i< to Gov, 
Sloughter, wi ; on committee to re- 
fees of old charter officers. 



to build 
markcl-house, 231 ; re-elected -ilder- 

to petition Governor, 2x6: on com- 
mittee to receive charter fees, U7 ; 
on committee to determine salaole 
land, 248: on committee to lay out 
Broad St,, 249; on committee to re- 
port on wharf repairs, 250; re;>orts, 
251 ; on commillce lo investigate 
Sprati's patent. 357-8; to survey 
land ; appointed overseer nf poor, 
2;8; accepts propositions about land 
for Dutch Church. 261 ; reappointed 
overseer of poor. 265; on committee 
to repair fortifications. 267; reports, 
368; on committee to view ground, 
273: on committee to repair dock, 
^4; on auditing commiltee. 27,<;; as 
lecutity, 279; on committee to mter- 
view Wm. Beekman about city land, 
jfi4 ; on committee lo view highways, 
385; re-elecled alderman. aH.; sworn, 
388 : named alderman in Dongan 
Charter. 297; on committee 10 build 
wharv«.307-8; on rommillee to view 
land, 333 : account nf, ordered paid, 
.^; appointed overseer of poor and 
public works, 382-.I: reports. 306-8: 
account of. ordered paid, 3(14; re- 
ports estimate of cost of bridge over 
Fresh Waler. 390; hearing tm pe- 
tition of, ordered, 402; to assist com- 
mittee to make draft and estimates 
of new City Hall, 405: on com- 
mits ion tn oversee expenditure ot 
money raised to repair tort ideations, 
415; again elected alderman. North 
^'ard, 42a; ordered paid for militia 
disbursements, 413; returns election 
of constable, 4rf; on committee to 
relieve com (amine, 427: ordered 
paid out of tax. 427: on eommiuee 
to estimate cost of new City Hall, 
438: added lo auditing committee, 
432: on committee in petition King 
to restore bolting roono[>oly, 43'; 
ordered to present a petition about 
the ferry to Got. Retcher, an; re- 



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Kip(p) (continued) — 
turns, 5; reports petition to King 
William for restoration of bolting 
monopoly, 6; on committee for relief 
of poor, etc., 9; signs report, 10; 
ordered to oversee laying out of 
Church Street, 11-12; ordered to 
report on city laws, 12; ordered re- 
imbursed for public expenditure, 19, 
102. 

Kip, John, elected an assessor, South 
Ward, 5: aoo; re-elected, 231. 

Kip, Leonard, elected an assessor, 
West Ward, 7: 34; re-elected, 82, 
126; sworn, 86, 132. 

Kip, Petrus, baker, appointed a fire- 
man. South Ward, 4 : 4^7-8. 

Kip, Richard, cooper, elected a con- 
stable, West Ward, 5:28; exempt, 
being a vestr3rman, 29; appointed a 
fireman, 175; reappointed, 6:6, 250. 

Kip, Samuel, elected assessor, Bowery, 
3:329; 3:45. 100, 148, 211, 237, 264, 
328, 374; 4:219, 274; sworn assist- 
ant. Out Ward, 468; re-elected as- 
sistant, 479; signs petition for new 
charter, 5:22; re-elected assistant, 
27; signs address of thanks to Gov. 
Montgomerie, 38, 41 ; sworn anew 
under new charter, 42; sworn free- 
man, 43; on committee to survey, 

69. 

Kip, Samuel, [2d,] elected assessor, 
Bowery, 5 : 99 ; absent at swearing 
in, 103 ; again elected, 7 : 318, 379. 

Kip, , Land held by, as representa- 
tive of late Sir Peter Warren, 7: 
274 ; water lot granted to, 8 : 76. 

Kip Street, Old well in, to be filled and 
a new made, 3 : 410. 

Kippin, Walter, elected a constable, 
Bowery, 4:71; sworn, 74; account 
of, ordered paid, 484. 

Kip's Bay, Land in, reserved for public 
use, 4 : 178. 

Kipsbury, Grant of part of commons 
near, refused, 3:97-8. 

Kirby (Carbie, Kerby), Peter, elected 
an assessor. West Ward, 6 : 183 ; re- 
elected, 222 ; elected collector, 431 ; 
re-elected, 7 : 34, 82, 126, 183, 230, 
317, 378, 447; 8:56, 107. 

Kirtland, Ebenezer, petitions to be ap- 
pointed public schoolmaster, i : 22, 
23; petition of, not granted, 24. 

Kissam, Benjamin, counsel for peti- 
tioners for land, 6:371; 7:265; 
opinion of, et al. in Hunters Quay 
case, reported, 79; opinion of, asked 
in question of double office holding, 
383, 405; reported, 399, 406; grant to, 
ordered signed, 8:96. 



Kissick, Philip, House of, West Ward, 
8:465, 467; petition of, €t al., for 
liberty to renew existing leases, 6: 
379-80; referred, 380; house of, 7: 
124, 307; petition of, et al, granted, 
270; petition of, for renewal of lease 
with abatement granted, 8:68. 

Kliendinny, see Klmedinny. 

Klinedinny (Qindenny, Clinedenny, 
Kliendinny), John, Account of, or- 
dered paid, 7 : 305, 3X9, 3^8, 345, 353; 
in'spection of work done by, reported, 
352. 

Knap, Daniel, elected a constable. 
South Ward ; sworn, 5 : 470. 

Knapton, Csesar, witness to bond of 
M. Nicolls, vendue master, i : 49. 

Kneght, Matthias, elected a constable. 
North Ward, 5 : 417 ; sworn, 435. 

Knell, Peter, House ordered bought of, 

8:54. 
Knickerbacker, Peter, appointed wood 

inspector, 8:24. 
Knight, John, sworn clerk of G>mmon 

Council, 1 : 187-8 ; named sheriff in 

Dongan Charter, 297. 
Knott, Joseph, assessed for new dock, 

1 : 26, 37. 
Knox, Rynier (Rynear), cartman, 

elected a constable. West Ward, 8: 

417 ; sworn, 424 ; account of, ordered 

paid, 6:251; 7:32, 97- 
Kocherthal, Christian, ordered paid for 

services in putting up books in 

Library, 4:61. 
Kock, Thomas, listed a city creditor, 

' • 45. 

Koffler, Francis, Ferry lease to, or- 
dered engrossed, etc., 6 : 329 ; account 
of, ordered paid, 342, 365 ; 7 : 21 ; rent 
discounted to, at end of lease, 21. 

Koning, An — , Account of, ordered 
paid for work at City Hall, 8 : 24. 

Koning, Ary, elected an assessor, 
North Ward, 3:293, 328. 

Koning (Konning), Harmen, elected 
constable. North Ward, 1:266; 
sworn, 288. 

Koning(h), Jacob, elected constable. 
Bowery, 3 : 70 ; sworn, 74 ; ordered 
paid for boards, labor, etc., 140. 

Kortreght, see Cortright. 

Kortreight, see Cortright. 

Kortrignt, see Cortright. 

Kortw right, see Cortright. 

Kossack, Alexander, ordered paid for 
land, 7 : 199. 

Krouskop, Lodowick, Petition of, for 
lease of commons, referred, 8 : 32. 
See also Croskoop. 

Kyddiotft, HendricK, elected a col- 
lector. Out Ward, J'lS- 



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Laback, Henry, appointed » firtman, 
South Ward. 7; IJ5. 

Laback (Labasli). Isaac, appointed a 
fir* man, Soiuh Ward, j ; 100. 145. 
358.387. 

Labadr. Jacob, elcclcd a con at able. 
Dock Ward. 6:l6s: sworn; sworn 
a freeman. 26B. 

tAbagh, Mt Labadt. 

Lackey. Howard, paid for Iighiiiig 
lanips. 6: igo, 212. 

Laddi^r. Purchase of a, S-S73'. 8: 19. 

Ladders, buckets nnd books, to be re- 
turned lo the mayor, 1:46. to be 
kept in convenient places. 139; five 
fire ladders ordered with hooks. 213: 
•fx Udders to be provided, jgi ; 
order to provide ladders, hooks and 
poles, 2:j09-io; warrant in payment 
for, 3(6; commince on. 3: 133; hsng- 
hg in City Hall, ijs; cost of, 136; 
carting to City Hnll. 472; committee 
to provide, 4 ; 3: paid lor. 5: of city, 
not to be loaned. griaS; committee 
lo provide. 288. 

Ladders and sprocki (hooks), Paid 
tor, S:n 

Laersen. Caster, lee Luersen, Castor. 

Lafon, John, listed voter, Emi Ward, 
a: 174. 177 

La Fny. Ahr.iham, elected a cottstabtc, 
Nonh Ward, f. 178; sworn, iftt 

Lwrand, Peiei. listed voter. South 
Ward, a: 164. 166 
I Lake. John, Account of, ordered paid. 

Like, tft alto Leake. 

La Maier. jcr De Lamatt-r. 

LAmalcr. «ee De I.amnler 

Lanb, Alexander, " library keeper " of 
Corporation Library, ordered paid 
•alary, 4:304. 305. 348. 407; salaiy 
of, advanced. 407 ; ordered paid tal- 
^ly, 45J> 4'^'- 9-8; orrlrred paid for 
waichinK at Cily Hall, 33: ordered 
pud saJory at library keMcr, 55: 
ordered paid for cost of lock for 
library ttiom. 83 ; arrears ordered 
paid lo, as library keeper, 200. 

Laoib. Alexander. |«rf.| appointed a 
firemar, WeH Ward, 7 3-'*S 

Lamb, Anthony, overseer of fire en- 
gincs. otd^rcd paid salary, 4'. i7S. 
188^ iqB^ xA, 31$. 23a. X4a. Hfi. 361. 
a8* ,103. .VH ordered paid la« in- 
ttalment of salary due Anthony 
" m, late corporation messenger, S : 



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Lamb, John, earuuan, appointed an 
iiiapeclor of firewood, 8 : 67. 

Lamliert the tailor. Property o(, taxed. 
I 60. 

Lamberts (Lamborts). Abraham, btted 
a city creditor. ■ : 45. 

Lambert (s). Tbinnas. Properly of, 
taxed, i;5o; peltiion of, to Gov. 
Fletcher asatosl sale oi disputed 
land, 361. 

Lamben^e, Peler. appointed a watch- 
■nan, 5;5.3- 

Lamborts. tfr Lamberts 

Lamen>, Henrj-, taxed on property, I : 
SO. 

L-imcier, s^r Dc Lainiitct, 

l^inclre. Isaac «e Uc Lnmaler, Isaac. 

Lamplighters, paid. 6:343, 353. 36*^ 
376. 384. 357. 40O1 4'a 4=9. 45'; ?: 
a, tg. as. 45. 54, 67. A 9o, tea, 113, 
I.". <34' >43. loj. 170. IQI. 3c8. 314, 
2«, 279.384, 4*0.441.456; «: 19. 35. 
S2. 70. St. 5H, ria, 125. lag. 133. 13^ 
"39 

Lamplighter's ladder. Paid dir a. 7 : 
42gi 

Lamp posts. Paid for, 7: ago, 439, 456: 
8; 19. 35. 

Lamp wick and candles. 7^3^. 

Lamps, ordered for front and rear of 
City Hall, 5:3.^8; payment for, and 
for kcepins up, ifta; oil for. 409; 
care of. 448; oil for. 6.7: care of, 
12. 36. si; oil for. 64; for lighting, 
75. 90. 112. 140, 15.1. !(». 213, *f7; 
(or oil, go. 1J4. 174; Bill to raise 
money for cttv, 2f6; commince on 

firoviding. 278; advertisement for 
tghting, 278-Q ; committee to levy 
tait for. 283; payment for, 287; paid 
for lighting. 286. 294. 309; committee 
lo estimate cost of lishting, ^ti ; 
payment on expense lor lighting, 
3>8. 337. an; carting and storing 
oil for use of, A34: (or tightiitg. 343; 
appropriation lor oil for. 353; re- 
pwf'fg- 353; ilraft of regulation* 
for better ordering of. 358; oil and 
repairs. 366; taking care of. 3;^; 
order tor fifty. 377; paid for. 384; oil 
and repairs, .1S4; wick. 384. 397. 439: 
thirty ordered. 403; glaaing and te- 
pairiiig, 417 ; posit, g'a'ing and 
painting, 419; setting posts and re- 
rairinK lanif", 7' 20: rommiitee on 
expeniir. 308.4. conlrad for hghltng 
and lupplin. 2II-I2. J7|); mnuling, 
441; itlani)|(, 3101 repairing. 34^ 
418, 44t ; Bill to raise money lor, 
343: making and mending, 439: 
mi-nding. 45b; |i.iid tor new, ana 
mending. 8:4; iron work on. 101 




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Lamps (continued) — 
new, and mending, 6i, 109; glazing, 
80; ordered taken down, 137. 

Lance, Thomas, appointed captain of 
carmen, 1:218; mentioned, 245. 

Land, Act to prevent fraud in convey- 
ance of, 1 : 102. 

Land, adjoining farm of Abraham 
• Lefferts, Request for, referred, 6 : 
241 ; adjoining William Teller's, com- 
mittee to treat concerning, 1 1257 ; 
adjoining lot of P. Livingston in 
King Street referred to committee, 
5 : 93 ; report recommending release, 
115; draft of release approved, 124. 

Land, Appreciation in value of, 3 : 38. 

Land, at Harlem sold to Jacobus Dc 
Key, 155; at junction of King's 
Bridge and Bloomingdale roads pe- 
titioned for for Rector, etc.. of 
Church of England, for a school and 
church, 7 : 290-9 ; addition to com- 
mittee on, 332; report, 336; granted, 
365; at Nassau Ferry granted from 
Jacob Brewington; grant to, 6:249. 

Land belonging to the rioros adjoining 
the Swamp, Petition of Andrew El- 
liott and others for road through, re- 
ferred, 7 : 7^. 

Land, City, Sale of, i : 187 ; for pay- 
ment of its debts, 188; by the water- 
side to be laid out in lots, 189; ac- 
count of sales by mayor, 190; water- 
side lots to be sold, 194; piece 
of, bought by Mr. Beekman, 203; 
committee appointed on sale of, 230, 
248-9; adjoming the dock, en- 
croached upon, 250; committee to 
sell lots betwixt the block-house and 
Mr. Beekman's, 274; report and con- 
ditions of sale, 270-9; committee to 
examine Alderman Beekman about, 
284; power to sell, granted to Com- 
mon Council, 297-8; between Stuyve- 
sant's Bowery and Kipsbury, desired 
by Mr. Beekman, referred to com- 
mittee to inspect, 409, 419 ; J : 83, 84, 
85; at lower end of Queen Street, 
between W. Beekman s and low 
water mark, referred to committee, 
262; report of survey, 264; offered 
to W. Beekman, 264; committee on 
encroachments on, 3:2, 11; petition 
referred to, 3-4; encroachments on 
East River between Sackett's and 
Beekman's, 228; to eastward of 
Beekman's slaughter-houses ordered 
surveyed, 291 ; on west side of Slip 
near A. Hardenbrooke, to be fenced, 
298; four lots to be sold by commit- 
tee, 446-7 ; released to holders, 4 : 67- 
8; committee on sale of, 167; near 



Land (continued) — 
Bloomendall, petitioned for by D. 
Hicks, 6:3; in possession of David 
Provoost ordered surveyed and re- 
possessed, 7:66; committee on, in- 
creased, no; report on survey and 
committee empowered to lease, 122; 
committee to take possession of, 151. 

Land east of Burling^s Slip, Petition of 
P. and J. Remsen for a survey of, 
referred, 6 : 293-4 ; for enlargement of 
street leading to the Sloat paid for, 
8: I. 

Land, from Burger's Path to foot of 
the hill by Mr. Beekman's to be laid 
out, 1:257; into thirteen lots, 259; 
from comer of fortification at Bur- 
ger's Path to lot of Mr. Graham or- 
dered drafted, 407-8; fronting Mr. 
Van Brooken to be laid out into lots 
for sale, 258; purchasers of, fronting 
the Dock, released from keeping the 
wall in repair, 270, 272; fronting the 
Vly offered for sale, with prices per 
foot, 273; committee to offer to in- 
habitants, 273; report, 273-4; com- 
mittee to survey and sell, 274; con- 
ditions of sale, 278-9 ; ground granted 
for filling in, 280; fist of buyers, 279. 

Land, in Bowery division, Half acre of, 
leased to M. Buys, 3 : 146 ; of J. Call- 
cutt, called the Brugatey, ordered 
surveyed, 200; petition of M. Burger 
and others for leases of south side of 
Kings highway near the sawkill, 252 ; 
committee given power to lease, 252; 
recommitted, 392; petition of J. 
Home for, 253; granted, 316; lease 
renewed, 316-7; acre of, released to, 
4:67; within fence of Lawrence 
Garner, to be leased to him, 68; or- 
dered surveyed, 69 ; twenty-one acres 
re-leased to M. Van Everin, 317 ; land 
adjoining to J. Devoor, 320-1 ; con- 
troversy between J. De Voor and M. 
Van Everin over, settled, 384 ; survey 
of line ordered, 412; land leased to 
L. Garner granted to Dr. Schuck- 
burgh, 5 : 221 ; committee to have sur- 
veyed, 6 : 87 ; question of English or 
Dutch measure referred to the Chief 
Justice, 87-8; report of committee 
with recommendations received and 
ordered carried out, 88-90; petition 
of H. and E. Brevoort for, deferred, 

7:301. 
Land in the commons. Petition of W. 
Peterson for six acres of, rejected, 
1 : 403 ; petition of T. Grigson for 
lease of two acres, referred, 3:360; 
petition of J. TalmadgCf Jr., for lease 
of ten acres, referred, 7:306. 



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-, .„ FercDce between A. Cor- 

clius and S. Peters to be suncyed, 
1:302. 

Land in Monigomene Ward (granted 
B. Beck). ordered laid 0111,5:57; pe- 
tition of J. Bogcrt for. referred, 112; 
given by B. Blagg and others for a 
»treet, 6 : 262-3. 

Land, in Out Ward, Forty acres of, 
to be leased to T, Coddrington, j: 
264 1 sixty acres leased as baundcd 
for Iwcniy-one years, 273-4 i same 
leased to Margaret Coddington. 3 : 
401-2 ; lease expired and land re- 
claimed. 473 : land lo be leased to 
James jump, 3 : 226 : committee on 
enc roach ments on city lands. 369. 
39^420; petition of Thomas De Kay 
for defence in possession of 4 : 185- 
6; near Harlem line sold to J. Dekey, 
206.234; surety of. ordered. 250; re- 
port with recommendations. 253-4; 
Eents in settlement of claims, 
; committee on claim of N. 
trecht, 379. 409; counsel fees in 
suit. 411; report on and payment in 
icltlement, aM: of A. Delametre 
near Saw Kill ordered surveyed, 
455; eastward of Turtle Bay run or- 
dered surveyed. 435; committee on 
land desired by Capt. P. Warren, s '■ 
iai ordered surveyed, 124; report of 
committee with conditions of grant 
in consideration of valuable services, 
'as-*; granted, 126: chart of. ap- 
proved and draft of grant ordered, 
144 ; approved and executed. 148 ; 
committee on re^sun-cy, 254; com- 
mittee on lines between lands of the 
city and J Dttycknian. 323'. com- 
mittee to run lines of A. Benson and 
J. Duyckman, 367; report, 370-1: 

a half of, leased lo Abraham Mills, 
408. 4t4. 43-'-3; iatiic orderrd trans- 
ferred to James Mills, 461: lease 
executed. 407; leave lo assign lease 
■ranted. 6:4; request for more land 
granted to Jnmes Milk 244; 7^214; 
committee on, slip of. near Benj, 
NicoH's. 6; 149; eranlcd and or> 
detcd surveyed, 168; survey of. with 
Matemciili, by .■.■.nnniiirr- ,:n pn- 
croacli:- ■ ■ . » • ■ . .-'•.;- 



^ 3>3 

Land in South Ward, Strip of. granted 
10 Thomas Handle, 7-59- 

l-and leased to John Wood, 4:67; or- 
dered surveyed. 69; lo Jockltent 
Anderson. 68; to M. Van Everc, re- 
ferred to a committee, S'3I5: to be 
surveyed. 322; lease cuecnted, 339- 

Land near the Dock, ordered surveyed 
into lots. 1; 195-6; committee to ex- 
amine and lay out street through. 
196; near land of W. Beekman and 
Mr. Sydenham at the Bowery, or- 
dered sold. 3: 122; near H. Corday 
near Inclnombcrg ordered sold, 122; 
acre of swamp ground let to H. Cor- 
day. 124; conditions. 126; near the 
common and windmill of Jasper 
Nesscpol ordered surveyed. 3 : 333, 

Land next the water side. Wharves on, 
to be completed, t : 32$, 327. 230; 
further time allowed, 234, 235, 24^ 
251. 

Land nigh the Borce, Petition of A. 
Comclison for. referred. 1 : 264. 

Land of G. Vaninburgh comer of 
Bridge Street ordered surveyed, 3 : 

Land of Johannes Van Zandt. Com- 
mittee on division line of, 9 : 223, 
230, 401 ; encroachment of, on city 
lands, 264; release from P. Min- 
thome and S. Beekman to J. Van 
Zandi of a lot of land, 302-3 ; action 
of ejectment ordered brought. 304 ; 
clerk ordered to prepare lease of, lo 
J. Myer, ji?; fee lo attorney in 
action of trespass. 363. 

Land of O, De Lancey at Blooming- 
dale. — ite BloomtDKdale. 

Land on Hudson's Kiver from lot of 
J. Callcult granted for the building 
of a wharf. 3 '■ 8(H>o; grant executed, 
93 ; on west side of Broadway lo low 
water mark granted, 297, 305. 311, 
319; terms of grants, 320; committee 
to lay out and dispose of, 47S-6. w- 
pon. 486-7 ; two streets with whar*«« 
and slips ordered laid out, 487-8; 
committee to srlt and lease. 488; 4: 
167-8: notice of sale of. igo-i. 

IjukI on King's Road, Petition of L 
de Lainaler foe grant of, reiected, 6 : 

f.and on north side of Teunii Ides 
ordered surveyed and sold. >:I22; 
two himdred acres to be sold. 12s: 
sold to Ji^ Miseroll, Jr.. tsB; or- 
dered surveyed, lift; transferred to 
}. Dekey. 147-8; bills from J Dcltey 
m part payment. 148. 

Land on west side of ibc Dodc, Con* ^ 
mitlee- to level vacant. » : &t-J : agn 



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Land (continued) — 
mcnt made, 66; payment for, 71, 80; 
firround between Whitehall and, to 
be levelled, 109; pavment for, 113; 
laborers to keep level, 118, 141 ; chart 
of vacant land ordered, 120; warrant 
for levelling, 137; paid for, 198; J. 
Jansen to keep land levelled, 201-2; 
chart of vacant land ordered, 216; 
warrant for levelling, 224; committee 
on selling lots« 4 : 48, 60, 64 ; on lay- 
ing out streets, 66; to be sold at 
auction, 130; conditions of sale, 134- 
5; sale. 137-8; grrants executed, 140; 
for engrossing grants, 140; survey- 
ing, 141 ; auctioneer, 141. 

Land on west side of weigh-house and 
great dock, to be laid out in lots, 3 : 
341; ten lots to be let, 343; petition 
against letting, 345; answer of city, 
345; withdrawn, 346; answer pre- 
sented to GovemoY, 347-50; paid for 
surveying, 359; committee on im- 
provement of, 418. 

Land, Parcels of, ordered surveyed for 
sale to meet building expenses of 
City Hall and ferry-house, a: 122; 
sale of two hundred acres ordered, 
125; cost of surveying, 125, 129; sold 
to John Miseroll, 128; mayor to exe- 
cute grant for, 128; transferred to 
Jacob Dckey, 147-8. 

Land patented to John Minthome, 
north of Fresh Water, Release to 
city, by J. Kingston and others, of 
rights and interests in; streets laid 
out in, 6: 321 . 

Land, Petition of purchasers of, 
bounded by Dock Street, for longer 
time for finishing wharf, granted, 
1 : 234 ; petition of W. Caverly for, 
between rear of his lot and Water 
Street. 7 : 395 ; granted, 398 ; lease 
ordered signed, 400-1. 

Land, Piece of, west of John Home's 
lot near Crommeshe, granted to 
Sarah Van Arnam for life, 3: 117. 

Land, Power to purchase, lay out and 
sell, 1:303-4. 

Land, strip of, near to Fresh Water, 
Petition of C. Bancker for, referred, 
4 : 140-1. 

Land to be gained out of the rivers, 
Petition for grant of, 3 : 221, 222, 
271-2 274-7. 

Land, Vacant, convenient to build on, 
may be valued and sold, i : 11 ; com- 
plaint about, 14; committee of ap- 
praisal named, 14-15; to be valued 
at beaver-pay, 15; to be built on or 
be sold, 19; how to be disposed of, 
19; to low water mark, wanted con- 



Land (continued) — 
firmed to the city, 160; committee 
to report on, 185; piece of, granted 
to Dutch Reformed Church, for a 
church, 260; waste and vacant, 
granted to city by Dongan Charter, 

293. 

Land west of Custom House bridge. 
Petition for leave to sell, i : 391 ; 
read and approved, 392; presented, 
393; to be leveled, 3:61-2; ordered 
surveyed, 120. See also Lands/ Lot, 
Water lot 

Landholders whose leases have ex- 
pired, 4 : 66-8, 

Landing-places for ferries, selected, 8: 
6-7; committee on, 15; report, 22; 
ordered made at (^oenties Slip and 
Long Bridge, 22. 

Landlords to allow payment of ar- 
rears of taxation on rent, i : 151. 

Land -mark stones. Paid for, 8 : 09. 

Lands and commons. City's right to, 
to low water mark, 3 : 42, 221. 

Lands in exchange for negro burying- 
place. Petition of J. Teller and 
others for, referred, 5:416. See 
also Land, Lots, Water lots. 

Landstrat, see Langstraet. 

Lane. Elizabeth, Petition of, for water 
lot, referred, 6:411; grant to, 
ordered delivered, 421 ; petition of, 
et ai, for water lots, referred, 416-7; 
committee appointed to treat with, 

437. 

Lane, Hon. Henry, merchant. Petition 
signed by, et at., that unmarketable 
flour be kept out of city, 4 - 169-70: 
present in Council, 275, 347; elected 
an assessor. Dock Ward, 5 : i^ ; or- 
dered to reimburse B. Skaats for lost 
scow, 269; goes security for ferry 
lessee. 310. 

Lane, Samuel, cordwainer, sworn a 
freeman, 5 : 336. 

Lane. Dr. , Residence of, i : 56. 

Langdyke (Langedyck, Lon^odick), 
John Johnson (Janssen), listed a 
city creditor, 1:44; property of, 
taxed. 55. 56; in dockage arrears, 
128. 

Langedyck, see Langdyke. 

Langestraete (Langestrect, Langstrait- 
on. Longstraighton), John, taxed for 
new dock, i : 36; listed city creditor, 
45; property of, taxed, 58. 

Langestraete, John Janssen, listed a 
city creditor, i : 43. 

Langestreet, see Langestraete. 

Langley. , widow, ordered pro- 
vided for, 1 : 230. 

Langstradt, see Langstraet. 



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LauigslrBct (Land si rat, Langsttadl. 
Langstraitt. Langslrawc. Laiigstroiit. 
Longsirael, Longsircel), John, car- 
man, discharged, i;64; rendmilted. 
65 ', named and appuinted carman 
again. 73; discharged. 146; a 
of, allowed, 205, 2061 named 
and chosen a captain of carmen. 3IH, 
345 ; listed voter. East Ward, a : 
17* 178. 

Langatraiton, see Langestraete. 

Langslrailt, Jte Langsiraet. 

Langstrawe, tee t-angsiraet. 

Langstroiit, see Langstrael. 

Lansing, Jolm C. Petition of, el at. 
for aid to widen alley, 5 : 475~fi i 
elected assistant, Dock Ward. 6: 
£U: sworn, 226: asks aid of board 
toward new well, 233; ordered paid 
lor services, ^54 ; re-elected assist- 
anL 36s; sworn, 267; on committee 
to biij' mnps and posts. 278; on com- 
mittee to erect public lamps, z8j ; 
ordered reimbursed. 287, 294; re- 
elected assistant. 303: sworn, 306: 
ordered to pa; for lighting city. 309; 
on committee to estimiiie cost of 
watch and lighting. 311: on commit- 
Icc to repair City Hall, 314; ordered 
to pay for lightii)g, 318; on commit- 
tee to enlarge market, ii^; ordered 
reimbursed, 337. 329; removes to 
Albany, 330; ordered p.iid for im- 
provements. ii3 : elected assessor. 7 ■ 

Lantern for belltnen, 3 , 224. 

Lanterns to be hung out on poles in 
front of every seventh house, 3:23. 

Lanron John, elected constable. North 
Ward. j:jg3: sworn. 3g& 

Lanncre, sft Leqnier. 

Larkin. James, ordered 10 surrender 
market -ho use key, i : iqs. 

Laroux (T^row. Le Roux. Lcroux), 
Barlliolomew, elected constable. 
West Ward, 1:237; absent, a3g: 
Itram, 2^0: elected an assessor, a: 
S5; election of, contested, 56: an- 
anlled, 60; ordered to inspect cnn- 
leMcd election returns, jo; reports. 
(So; elected collector, 88: liMed voter. 
168, 170; elected kssistant. West 
Ward. J02; s«orTi. .y,,, .,„ ,,.,mmil- 
lee to appoiiii '■ " .ni. 

209-10; on .• 
putcd EiiNi V. ,-f- 



■,"i. 440; s- 
-1; 3: 17: ill 
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K as 

Laroux (contimied)— 
connnittee to report highway en- 
croachments, 409; account ofj 432; 
deceased, 3 : 4ft 

Laraux. Charles, Cost of paving 
charged to, 8 : 129. 

Laroux. tee aim Le Roux. 

Lary, John, elected a constable, West 
Ward. 5:347; sworn. 3SI. 

Laslur, sf* Lasher. 

Lasher. Frederick, elected collector 
and constable, 6:431 ; legality of 
double election of, denied, 43^-3; re- 
elected collector and constable, j ^34, 
82. 127, 183. 23a 317, 378. 447; «;56: 
sworn, 7:41. 86. 132, 189, 237, jai, 
38J. 450 ; 8 : 60, 

Ljisher (Lashar), John, elected col- 
lector. Sooth Ward. 4 : 219. 386. 

Lasher (Lusher). John, elected a col- 
lector, South Ward. 5:28; elected 
constable, 98; sworn. 103; land 
granted to, *( oi., as Presbyterian 
trustees, for church, 7:12; elected 
an assessor. South Ward. 34: ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 441 ; ordered 
paid for land bought of church, 8:x 

Lashly, John, House of. 4-427- 

Latanicr. , listed vtler. West 

Ward, a : 168, 170- 

Lalham. Beverley, ordered to stop en- 
cro.-tchmcnts on Queen St.. i-^ 

Latham. Darnel, listed voter, East 
Ward. 2: 173, 176. 

Latham, Dariel, shipwright, /( al, sur- 
render land for street, 6 ; i62-]- 

Lathani, John. Petition of, (or water 
iol, referred, 5:227; allusion show- 
ing grant was made lo, 328; grant 
10. 337 ; conditions uf grant of lot 
to, 363: house of, 7: 246, 275. 

Lath.im. Josci^, Encroachments of, 00 
Queen Street, ordered invcstiaated, 
3:206; elected canst&ble. East Ward, 
declines to serve ; fined, 214-is; 
elected constable, Montgomerie 
Ward. 4:44. 

l-alham, Juseah, shipwright, el ifl,, sur- 
render land for street. 6 : 262-3. 

I^ton, set Lntou. 

Latou (Laton), John, elected 
scssor. Wed Ward. 4 : IS3- 

L^aun iLaioa), Wiltiam, elected «1 
assessor. Wot Ward. ♦:346: re- 
elected, 386. +)i. 46& 

La tl ouch, , secorily (or lerry 

IcKtee. 5 ■ 761 ProbabXy atto 
Letouche. 

Louranec. tee Ijiirrence 

La lira u, Andrew, lifted voter. East 
Ward. 2 : 173. 176. 

Laureeii. ttt Lawricr 



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INDEX 



Laurence, see Lawrence. 

Laurens, see Lawrence. 

Laurier, see Lawrier. 

Law, Andrew, appointed dock master, 
3 : 444 ; to collect outstanding debts, 
472-3; ordered to remove wrecks, 
etc., 477; awarded lease of dock and 
slips, 4 : 248 ; to be supported by cor- 
poration in law suits, 314; ordered 
to pay dock rent arrears, 358; di- 
rectecf to carry action to Supreme 
Court, 409-10; owes corporation, 416 ; 
dock lease to, expires, 421 ; deceased, 

467. 
Law, Andrew, Jr., elected collector. 

East Ward, 3:355; re-elected, 374, 

394; amount received from estate of, 

reported, 4 : 249. 
Law, Henry, ordered to distribute 

money, etc., to sufferers from fire, 

7:211. 
Law charges paid to Wm. Smith, 4 : 

492. 

Law, to repeal clause of Law for regu- 
lating public markets, 5/259-60; to 
repeal part of Law relating to mak- 
ing of freemen, 284; 7:147; licens- 
ing hawkers and peddlers to sell in 
public markets, repealed, 5 : 292 ; in 
addition to a Law for regulating 
guagers, packers and cullers, 6 : 239- 
41 ; to ascertain the size of apple 
barrels and the weight of onions, 
257-8; to amend the Law to ascer- 
tain the size of carts and regulate 
the sale of firewood, 7 : 147-5 ; to 
alter the Law to amend, 156-7. 

Lawrance, see Lawrence. 

Lawrence (Laurance, Laurence, Lau- 
rens, Lawrance, Lawrensen, Low- 
rance), Daniel, appointed a public 
measurer, 5:135; elected collector, 
Montgomerie Ward, 154; elected a 
constable, 178; appointed high con- 
stable, 179; sworn, 181. 

Lawrence, Henry, elected a constable, 
South Ward, 5 : 28 ; appointed high 
constable, 29; sworn, 34; elected an 
assessor, South Ward, 128; re- 
elected, 153. 

Lawrence, James, appointed a fireman, 

7 : M4. 
Lawrence, Hon. John, Mention of his 

appointment as deputy mayor, 8 : 145 ; 
on surveying committee, i : 14, 
15; taxed for new dock, 32; 
taxed on property, 50 (twice) ; ex- 
amined in regard to his deposition 
before John Lewin, 88 ; appointed an 
alderman, 8 : 148 ; signs address to 
mayor and aldermen, i : 114; chosen 
a common councilman; on public 



Lawrence (continued) — 
works committee, 120; signs report, 
126; on committee to confer with 
Gov. Dongan on city right to grant 
licenses and collect bridge-money, 
121 ; report of, acted on, 132; ordered 
to present petitions to Gov. Dongan, 
143 ; on committee to draft statement 
about bolting flour, 148; on commit- 
tee to act for corporation when Com- 
mon Council not in session, 155; 
elected alderman, 157; on committee 
to examine assessors' estimates, 168; 
again elected alderman (East Ward), 
191 ; on committee to sell lots, 193-4; 
reports election returns, 20\\ salary 
of, as assemblyman, allowed, 205 ; ac- 
count of, allowed, 206; mention of 
appointment of, as mayor, 8 : 149 ; 
first sits as mayor, 1:213; order of, 
to hold elections, 214; on committee 
to renew weigh-house petition to 
(Touncil, 233; on committee to peti- 
tion Governor, 236 ; claim of, to land, 
disallowed, 262; present in Council, 
283, 347; testifies how long land be- 
fore house of J. Van Brugh had been 
uninclosed, 319; accepts terms of sale 
of land to be surveyed, 362; directed 
to hand over balance due city, 395; 
copy of Gov. Nicolls* commission ap- 
pomting him alderman (1665), J 153. 

Lawrence, John, Jr., [2d,] swears al- 
legiance to the crown, i : 12. 

Lawrence, John, [3d,] elected assessor. 
Dock Ward, 6 : 222 ; elected alder- 
man, 264; sworn, 267; appointed to 
committees vice alderman Van 
Home, 268; ordered reimbursed, 
2po, 295 ; to distribute corporation re- 
lief to English exiles, 297; amount 
ordered paid to, therefor, 297-8; re- 
elected alderman, 303; sworn, 306; 
ordered reimbursed, 308; on commit- 
tee to estimate cost of watch and 
lighting, 311; ordered reimbursed. 
312-3; on committee to enlarge mar- 
ket, 324; on committee to pave 
streets, 330; on committee to inves- 
tigate encroachment, 343; re-elected 
alderman, 346; sworn, 349; to pro- 
cure Films on bonds, 3(^9; reports 
success. y]2\ on coinirittce to con- 
sider water lot petition. 378; petition 
of, et 0/.. for liberty to renew ex- 
isting leases, 379-80: referred, 380; 
successor to, decease*!, elected. 383. 

Lawrence, John (Jonithan), elected an 
assessor. West Ward, 6:345; ac- 
count of, ordered paid, 7: 124; peti- 
tion of, et ol., for rent allowance, 
granted. 270; petition of, et al., for 



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subscriplion to new market -house. 

378; account of. ordered paid, aQ3; 

petition of, for renrwal of lease, with 

abaicmrnt, i^Hiited. 8 • 68, 
Lawrence, Joseph, cle:ted aascsaor. i : 

17a. 
Lawrence, Lawrence, liable as seciiriiy 

on bond toward Kings Culleite 

foundalion, 6 : 94-5. 
Lawrence, Mary, widow, granted leave 

to earn livelihood in any lawful way. 

a; 278; land of, ordered surveyed, 

3 : 174- 
Lawrcnce, Oito. listed a city creditor, 



Peter, taxed < 



property, 



Lawrence, Richard, Vole of, ques- 
tioned, a : 58-9. 

Lawrence, Richard, (ad.l liable as se- 
curity on bond towards Kings Col- 
lege foundation. 6:(M-5- 

Lawrence, Capt .Samuel, elected as- 
sistant. East Ward, 4:468; sworn, 
473; on auditing eommittec. 474: re- 
ports, 48J : on market -ho use commit- 
tee, 477-S; repons, 4**^*; "n commit- 
tee for wharf repairs, 48^-^. 493 ; 
on committee to choose watchmen, 
491 ; on committee to survey water 
lot, 491; re-elected a'sistant, 3:^; 
sworn, 5; on auditing committee, 8; 
re-elected assistant. 3S; sworn, 34; 
on committee to inspect street, ,)6; 
reports, .15-40; on auditing commit- 
tee, 39; on market-house committee, 

lot, 52; an commillce to ,-trrange 
hanging of new and old bells. 55; 
on committee to inspect jail, 60; re- 
elected BiMstant, 62; sworn, 65; on 
committee to inspect street; directed 
to pay for powder storage in maga- 
(ine. 68; on auditine comraitlre, 69; 
on committee to ifraft watdi law. 
;5; on ferry committee, S2-31 on 
cotiunitlce 10 led legal opinion on 
way to prevent railing price of beef. 
8j-4; on commillee 10 survev, 87; 
OD commitlee to consider la iii peti- 
tion, 03; on committee to direct lav- 
ing oraiti, 03; added to coniniiltce 
to view street, *H: re-elected assist- 

repann. Ii3-',4: "" rinniiillrc on 
water lot petition, 115; on comnutitc 
(or market repairs, lii-j; rc-cketed 
assistant, tsS; sworfi, tjj; on eoni- 
Rrittee ID lei cnarkM autb, ij«i on 



■^ i'7 ] 

Lawrence (continued)— 
committee to execute ferry lease, 
140; on street committee, 141; on I 
sewer committee. 141-3; on commit- 1 
lee for City Hall reoairi, 146; on f 
committee to inspect land title, 150; 



let marlcet 1 
15s; on committee to build «ta„, .. . 
slip, 163, 168: on committee to take | 
counsel whether Supreme Court at- 
torneys should practice in Mayor'! 
Court. 165; on committee to abate ' 
nuisance, 167; on committee for 
dock repairs. 173; ordered reim- 
bursed, 174. iSS; re-elected assistant, 
177; sworn, iSi ; on commitlee to 
let market stalls, 179; on committee 
to consider petition of ferry lessee 
for abatement of rent, iw; on tlrect I 
commitlee; on eommiiire tn com- 
plete sewer. 191 ; on committee to 
settle boundary of e'la'C", 194; on 
committee to draft address to Gov. 
Clinton for abolition of military 
watch, 195 ; report*, 196-7 ; reports 
from street committee, 198; re-elect- 
ed assistant, aw; sivorn, 305; ou 
committee to have printed Essay on 
oflice of vcslr)rraan, 303; reports, 
2IJ ; ou committee to let market 
stalls, 307; on committee to revise 
laws, 309; on committee to consider 
petitions for water lots, 3t3: on 
commitlee to regubie new d:ick aad 
stairs at ferry, at?; on committee to 
locate new cartway on cimirtiiitee 
for new tcro'-hoiise, xio; on com- 
mittee to buy house and lot, 333; 
on committee to consider pclitioa 
for water lot, i2j\ on ciKimullee to 
direct dock cleansing; ordered to 
pa^ powder sioraitr, 3;j8; on cum- l 
mittec to ciinsider ndviv.ibil'ly of 1 
drain. 33i): added to c(-icmit:c« to | 
adjust division line, 3jo; elecied al- 
derman. East Ward, sjt; *wom, 
23d: on committee Id let lurkct 
stalls. 339; on comfiiHiec to draft 
petition to Gov. Clinton for Hour 
embargo, 341-3; retiorts, 343; ac- 
count of, ordered paid: on commit- 
tee to have laws printed, 349: M- 



ir. ; on 

nllri 
■ timaie 1 
■. report*, , 
y.!-;. ...1 f.-,fn! i-:rt !■> f^ia" 
petition fof water lor. jfiii tm e_._. 
miltc« 10 omsiiler pcdtrwi Iw J 



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INDEX 



Lawrence (continued) — 
swamp land, 262; on committee to 
build ferry-house at Brooklyn, 263; 
on committee to build drain, 265; 
reports, 267; reports repairs to City 
Hall, 266-7; account of, ordered 
paid, 274; present at installation of 
successor, 275 ; place of, on ferry 
committee ordered filled, 277; liable 
as security on bond toward Kings 
College foundation, 6 : ^-5. 

Lawrence, Thomas, baker, taxed for 
new dock, i : 34 ; property of, taxed, 
52; directed when to bake, 176. 

Lawrence, Thomas, [2d,] smith, ap- 
pointed a public measurer, 5 : 462 ; 
appointed fireman. South Ward, 6 : 6, 
250, 315 ; 7 : 100, 145, 258, 386 ; 8 : 65 ; 
account of, ordered paid, 6:218; 7: 
125; paid for services, 6: 364; assist- 
ant to fire company, 7 : 390. 

Lawrence, Thomas, Jr., [3d.] appointed 
a fireman, South Ward, 7 : 258, 389- 
90. 

Lawrence, Hon, Capt. William, taxed 
for new dock, 1:36; property of, 
taxed, 54. 

Lawrence, William, Jr., [2d,] taxed for 
new dock, i : y;. 

Lawrence, William, [3d,] elected a con- 
stable, North Ward, 5 : 308 ; sworn, 
312. 

Lawrence, , widow. Market stalls 

to be let at house of, 5 : 170, 239, 

Lawrier (Laureen, Laurier, Lawricrs, 
Lourier), Christian, taxed for new 
dock, 1:30; property of, taxed, 57; 
house of, a ward limit, 113; in dock- 
age arrears, 128. 

Lawrier, , widow, Market stall let 

to, 4 : 301 ; gives up same, 316; house 
of, 368; bad debt of, 416; tree of, 
a boundary, 5 : /<o. 

Lawricrs, see Lawrier. 

Laws, Book of, confirmed, i : 6. 

Laws and Charter, Printing of the, 3 : 
216, 218; payment for, 223; trans- 
cribing for the printer, 224-5. 

Laws and orders, read and enacted, i : 
132, 133-41 ; disputes arising over, to 
be settled by the mayor, 145; con- 
tinued in force, 266. 

Laws, orders and ordinances. Power 
to make, granted to Common 
Council, 1:297-8; committee to 
write out all, 350; to revise, 353-4; 
read, approved and published, 371 ; 
continued in force, 377, 392, 402, 
428; to be engrossed and i)rinted, 
389; officers to be observant in exe- 
cution of the, 372, 302; a: 22; com- 
mittee on revision of, 12, 30, 63 ; re- 



Laws (continued) — 
port of, 63-4; laws continued in 
force, 21, 31, 65, 79» 97, 108, 123, 144; 
recorder to report on revision of, 
121 ; read and ordered, 183-4 ; con- 
tinued in force, 187, 198, 205, 238; 
ordered printed, 319; copy of the 
printed, ordered for each member of 
the Court, 455; continued in force, 
241, 254, 262, 267, 277, 279, 282, 284. 
290, 296, 302. 309, ^14-^, 319, 323, 
326-7, 340-1, 349, 356, 305. 370, 375. 
381, 391, 396, 404. 414, 426, 436, 443. 
447» 457; 3:2, 7. 13, 22, 28-9, 36-7. 
42-3. 54-5» 57-9, 64-5, 67-8, 81-2, 88-9^ 
96-7, 104-6, 109-10, 1 17-8, 124-5, 132- 

3, 134-S, 138-40. 144-6, 153-5. 165-7. 
168-70, 177-8, 183-5, 194-7, 202-4, 
207-8, 219-20; all printed and since 
promulgated, 223, 227, 232, 246, 252, 
254, 260. 271, 279, 287, 292, 300, 3", 
315, 319, 331, 336, 340, 3SO. 358, 364, 
365, 367, Z77. 382, 386, 390, 398. 402, 
408, 413, 424, 429, 438. 443, 459. 464. 
469, 476. 481, 483; 4:2, 9, 15. 31, 
33, 48, 58, 77. 163-4, 201, 233, 355. 400, 
446, 475; 5: 10, 36, 69, 105, 135, 159. 
184, 210, 244, 282, 320, 355, 363, 376, 
399. 410, 428, 446, 472; 6:39, 72. 
114, 155, 194, 230, 273, 309. 354. 398, 
441 ; 7 : 46. 95, 137, 194, 248, 333, 390, 
459; 8 : 72, 122; in full, 4 : 77-129. 

Laws of the corporation, Committee 
on revision of the, 4 : 47, 448-9, 478 ; 
5:9, 39, 209., 23^, 241, 408, 474; 
paid for revision of, 269; new com- 
mittee on revision of, 6 : 226-7, 365 ; 
committee on printing the new, 8: 
249; report and terms of printer ap- 
proved, 252; ordered paid, 256-7; 
mayor to present a copy to the 
Governor, 258; paid for printing 
twenty copies, 335. 

Laws of the Province, Bill for print- 
ing the, allowed, 2 : 68. 

Laws, peculiar, Definition of, wanted, 
1 : 105 ; given, 106. 

Lawvers retained for the city, i : 230, 
248, 320. 

Leach (Leetch, Litch), William, paid 
for sweeping market, 8:92, 105, 115, 

125, 133, 139. 
Leacock, see Leycock. 
Lead and powder to be sold to Indians 

only by constables, 1:2. 
Lead for the corporation paid for, 8 : 

80, 1Q2. 
Leake (Lake), Robert, Petition of, 

for land, referred, 6 : 326-7 ; deed to, 

ordered engrossed, etc., 334- 
Lealin, William, elected an assessor, 

West Ward, 5:28; sworn, 34. 



3l8. 

LcRry. JiniM, House of. 7- 1«»: peti- 
tion of, to possess certain Iencment», 
granted in part, 170; granted in full, 
17,1 ; rent due from, to be paid by 
another. 269 

Learr. William. Account of. ordered 
paid, 6:li^. 

Lease to Philip Cook, Surrender of. 
•cceptcd. 6:4X>. 

Leather, Searcherj and sealers of. ap- 
pointed, I : », 23-4 ; abuses in tan- 
ning, referred to new board, iSg-pO. 

Lcathes (Lcaths). William, listed 
voter. Eait Ward. 3;I7J. 176; 
elected confttble. 239; sworn, Z41 

Leaihs. jer Lcsthes. 

Le Boyteaux, Gabriel, House of. I : 
401, 407 ; listed voter. West Ward, 
a : i6i 170 

Le Chevalier. John, listed voter. South 
Ward, a : 164, i6g ; ordered paid for 
arranging illuminations, 3 : 82 ; Und 
of, bought and sold, 174- 

Le Conte, , voted llTeKilly. West 

Ward, 3: 169, 171 

Lcderson, Abraham, Oaim of widow 
of. (o land, disallowed, 1 : 263. 

Ledger, Paid for entering 
the new, a;4js; treasu" 
colonial treasurer with _, _ 

Lee, Francis, Properly of, taxed, i : ^- 

Lee, James, listed voter: voted il- 
legally. Eail Ward, a,' 175. 178, 

Lee. John, elected a constable. West 
Ward, «:.ti; sworn. 36. 

Lm, John, elected a constable. Dock 
Ward. 7:328; house of, 415. 

Vtt, Joseph, taxed for new dock, I : 
36; taxed on property, 50; P. De- 
Isnoy not to he held accountable for 
money paid to, lai ; as former haven 
master, denies receipts of any city 
money, isj; acknowledges receipt of 
r from P. Pelanoy, but unable 



to lipecif)-, 
Lee. Williatr 



1*3-+ 



L«e, William, sworn a freetnnn, g : 233 

l>Mnder3(e), stt Lenderson. 

Lecndert. Albert, listed carman, 1 : 345. 

Ltierse'n), sfr Luersi'n 

Leerson, tte Luersen. 

Leetcli, tfr Lrach. 

L«ele <l.eeth), Samuel, clerk of 
Marr.t'i Court. 1:4-5. 7, 9: attests 
orilir .iiices, to; mcniioned, 14. 37; 
aitcii3 ordituince about flour. 39; 
property of, taxe«f, 54; clerk nf Gov. 
Anilros, 63 ; appointed refiner of 
Court of Admiralty, 6S. 70: atieots 
■wnrJnK in of pipe slave viewers, 



Leeth. iff Leeje. 

LelTerts. Abraham, elected an assessor, 
East Ward, S-tij: re-elected, 148; 
petition of. re-read. 310-11, 

LelTerts, Abraham, loans to corpora- 
lion, S : 4.33 ; l>ond to, diseharKVd, 6 : J 
47, 54: bond to, ordered prepared, I 
i2i-a; old controversy between, and I 
John Devoor, recommended settled, f 
201: account of, ordered paid, 213; I 
ordered paid interest. 283. 337. 376; I 
7:«l; bond to, ordered discharged, 1 
63, 

Lefterts. Dirck, confers with commit- 
tee on encroachntenli. 7 : 272-3, 

LeRerls, Jaojbus, elected usistatiti I 
Easi Ward. 7:230; sworn, 237; I 
vote of, registered, 252. 260, 266; on I 
commilree to plan new dod<s, 280; I 
votes ii(, recorded. 303, 304. 312, 350^ I 
402. 414; elected aMerman. 3'7i 
sworn, 321 (jte " Errata '") ; on com- 
mittee to consider land petition. 324; 
on commitlec to iiisi>rct encrnach- 
ments, 327; on committee for ferry 
repairs. 300; on committee to (ill slip, J 
363; re-elected alderman, J78: sworn, I 
382; ordered reimbursed, 385: on I 
committee lo consider halters peii- | 
tion, 411; re-elected .ilderman, 447; 
sworn. 450: on auditing commilln^ J 
4S1 ; on street committee ; on com- 
mittee to inspect encroachmenis, 452; 
reports election of constable, 457; on I 
committee for sentinel boxes. ^; J 
on committee lo settle Harlem j 
bcrtindary controversy, 8:4: vote* for I 
scavenger law. 49; 10 sign new cor- j 

C oration notes, 55; ordered reira- | 
urjed. 59. ta6; succeis< 

committee, appointed, 61. 
Le^ct. William, liable as sectTruy 

on bond toward Kings CoUene 

f')undaIion, 6 : 94-5. 
Lrgtange, Arnold, merchant, made a , 

free Eurpr, I ; 72. j 

Le Gransie, Johannes (John), Jr, j 

elected a constable. South Ward, 4:-| 

275 ; moved to Albany. 287, ] 

Lcireson, ttr Luersen. 
Leiros, Clirislian. taxed for new dock. 

Lei shier, uf Leislrr. 

Lcisler, Elsie, widow of Capl Jacob, 
Petition of, for land ^ant. a:f" 
walcr Ion granted to. 85, 

Leisler (Le.sbler, Leyslcr). Capl. I 
Jacob, taxed for new ilocV. ■ : 321 ] 
listed a city cfcdilor. 45; property of, 
taxed. <|I. ^2; in dockage arrears, 
irf; jiroclamationi'f, a» Commiind«r- 
m-Chief. confirminit dty 



330 



INDEX 



Leisler (continued) — 
207; complaint addrtsscd to, con- 
cerning refusal of ex-mayor S. 
Van Cortlandt to surrender city 
documents, etc., 209-10; accused (in 
a memorial presented to Common 
Council) of not having paid troops, 
268-9; claim of heirs of, to swamp, 
ordered investigated, 4 : 207. 

Leisler, Jacob(us), Jr., Petition of, for 
land grant, a : 78 ; listed voter, East 
Ward, 174, 177; petition signed by, 
et al., to GrOvernor-in-Council to pre- 
vent further letting out land, 3 : 
345 ; petition of, mentioned, 347, 348, 

349. 
Leisten, Elias, elected constable, i : 

17a 
Le Mars, French privateer brigantine, 

captured by Capt. John Burgiss, 5 : 

225. 
Lc Montes, John, elected assessor. 

South Ward, 3:4i5» 452; 4:26. 70; 

water lot grant to. ordered executed, 

211. 
Lench, see Linch and Lynch. 
Lcnderson (Leenderse), Albert, taxed 

for new dock, i : 36 ; property of, 

taxed, 54, 55- 

Lendcrson, Jacob, granted a liquor li- 
cense, 1 :8i. 

Lenure, Jacob, taxed for new dock, i : 
32. 

Leonard, Capt. Robert, detained at 
quarantine, 5 : 338. 

Lcpper, Thomas, elected a constable, 
South Ward, 5 : 231 ; appointed high 
constable, 233; sworn, 236. 

Lequier (Laquere), Peter, elected con- 
stable, Bowery, 3 : 182 ; sworn, 186 ; 
elected collector, 394. 

Le Roux, Charles, goldsmith, ordered 
paid for gold box for Gov. Burnet, 
3:239; ordered paid for gold box 
for (Tapt. Peter Solgard, 323; or- 
dered paid for gold box. 439 ; ordered 
paid for silver box, 460; ordered 
paid for gold box, 4:150; ordered 
paid for boxes, 187, 205 ; sworn as- 
sistant, East Ward, 229; on auditing 
committee, 231; reports, 243; on 
committee to investigate land title, 
234; on committee to survey water 
lots. 236; reports, 377-9; on commit- 
tee to locate house of correction, etc., 
236; on committee to survey land 
grant. 250; reports, 254; on commit- 
tee for prison and sewer repairs, 
254; on committee to draft laws 
authorizing clerk to « keep char- 
ter and seal, 261-2; on com- 
mittee to recover seal from mayor, 



Le Roux (continued) — 
264; reports, 265-6; ordered to 
make city seal, 266; on committee 
to report on butchers* petition, 269; 
reports. 272; on committee to draft 
law regulating markets, 272-3; re- 
elected assistant, 275; sworn, 280; 
on committee to repair fire engines, 
J03 ; on committee, to suppress gam- 
mg houses, 311 ; as a grand juryman, 
signs character testimonial to James 
Alexander, 326; on committee to 
investigate ferry encroachments, 331 ; 
reports, 341-2; on committee to re- 
port on petition for slaughter house 
lease, 331 ; reports, 343; on commit- 
tee to consider petition for wharfing, 
341 ; reports, 368 ; re-elected assist- 
ant, 345; sworn, 350; on auditing 
committee, 351 ; on committee to fit 
up Common Council chamber for 
Governor's Council, 354; on commit- 
tee to investigate disputed title to 
land, 379, 409; re-elected assistant, 
386; sworn, 395; reports lease of 
ferry, 408; on committee to survey, 
414; on committee to consider pe- 
tition for land, 415; reports lease 
of dock, 425; re-elected assistant, 
441 ; sworn, 445 ; on auditing commit- 
tee, 446; on committee to consider 
petition for water lot, 454; reports 
lease of dock, 457; on committee to 
survey proposed street. 4(53; on com- 
mittee to secure administrator for 
estate of Andrew Law, deceased, 
467; ordered to make gold box for 
seal of freedom voted (jOv, Qinton, 

5 : 97- 

Le Roux, John, Support of. as a pris- 
oner of war, ordered paid, 1 : 337 ; 
petition of, for children's support, 
granted, 348; listed voter, East 
Ward, 2 : 174, 177. 

Le Roux, sec also Laroux. 

Le Roy, Jacob, Grant of water lot to, 
siprned, 7 : 389. 

Lcshler, Johannes, sworn constable. 
Dock Ward, 3 : 422. 

Lesier, Peter, elected a constable, 
North Ward, 5 '• 3o8 ; absent at 
swearing in, 312. 

Lespenard. see Lispenard. 

Lespinard, see Lispenard. 

Lessly, Alexander, appointed a watch- 
man. 8: 15. 

Letelier (Le Tcllicr, Lettelier. Lettell- 
ier), Lawrence, elected an assessor. 
South Ward, 5: 178; re-elected, 200; 
appointed a city surveyor, 341 ; 
sworn, 349; survey of, reported, 6: 
322. 



__ . Ilier, if Letalicr. 

Letoiichc. Jeremiah, elected constable, 
N<.>rth Ward. 3'4S3; appointed high 
constable. 453; svfom, 455. Cf. Lal- 

Letlelicr. tre Leielier. 

Lettellt«r, tet Lciclier. 

Ltunii, Jacob, set Teunis, Jacob. 

Levelline ground near weigh-hoii»e. 
Paid for. 3 : 170. 

Levies and taxrs, Persona in arrears 
for, to be distressed of their goods, 
1:67, 

Lcvingslon. sre Livingston. 

Levy. Ashur {AsserJ, taxed lor new 
dock, 1:29; petitions Court of 
Record for contract 10 build pro~ 
posed slauffhter-liotise : permission 
granted to, 6?; reports having built 
tame and li confirmed in its man- 
agement. 68; corner house of. 185. 

Levy, Haj-man, merchant, sworn a 
freeman, 5 ; 319 

Levy, Miriam, House of. a ward limit, 
l: 113. 

Levy. Moses, elected constable. South 
Ward, 3;aio: fined for refusing to 
serve. 214 

Levy. Nuthan. Petition signed by. rt 
ai, for Jewish burial place, gnnled. 
3:447. 

htvy, Samuet. sworn constable. North 
Ward, 3:186; lelires, 304; elected 
constable. Duck Ward, 4:34^: in- 
eligible, 351. 

Lewcnon, s^f Loersen. 

Lewia John, Action of. in taking 
oaths, denounced by the deputy 
mayor and aldermen as irregular 
and unlawful, 1:87-9: assistance of 
aldermen not asked for by. 89; dis- 
orders iind confusion caused by, Sq. 

Lewis, Archilaus. elected a constable. 
South Ward, s : xo. sworn. xA 

Lewis. Barcnt, to lake care of public 
well. I : 181. 

L«wi», Forster, innkeeper, sworn a 
freeman, 8 : ja. 

Lewi». Geesie, bahcr, directed when to 
bake, i: 170; house of, 3:134. 

Lewis, Henry, executed (or murder. 

Lews. John, mariner, iwom ■ free- 
man, 6r 175. 

Lewis, Leonard, elect eil aldennan. 
Eait Ward, 1:^3; returns election 
of new coiiftshie, 435 ; on auditinR 
cummiitee. 42J; on committee to es- 
timate rott of new City lUII. 438; 
on commiiice to petition King to re- 
More IiultinK munopoly. 4Ji ; report* 
petition 10 King William for fettora- 



Lewis (continued)— 
tion of the bolting monopoly, a ; L 
ordered to orersec paving of slip i 
Burger's Path, la; re-elected aldM 
man, 14: sworn. 17: on auditiag 
committee, 18; on committee to en- 
tertain Gov, BcHomoiil. 381 on cotn- 
mitiee to repair (erry-house, *); on 
committee to report on the city Uwf, 
30; signs petition to Gov, Bellomont ^ 
10 rc'tore bolting monopoly, 3j: on I 
committee to raise money to emplof J 
agent in England to set before Kini" 
and Lords of Trade necessity • 
restoring bolting monopoly. 34: r_ 
elected alderman ; election of, pro 
tested, 56; referred to inspectors ai 
reported on, 58-9; confirmed, 59; l 
auditing committee, sg. 62, 68. 69, 7a 
on committee for new City HalL 6 
ordered paid for street paving. 

on committee to look up anci , 

ri^ts of city, 69; reports, 74; OB 
committee to farm ground of old 
City Hall, 7&: on committee to iiir- 
vey land petitioned for by EIslC 
Lcislcr, 80: on committee to treat 
with VVm. Bceknian conccriiing land 
petitioned for, 8j ; report of. on ac- 
count of H. Jourdain, mentioned, 
85; re-elected alderman, 88; absent 
St swearing in. 91 ; declines to senrc^ ■ 
gj; account of. as reprcseniativ 
189: Act of ,\ssenibly to pay ar 
to, 356. 

Lewis. Samuel, elected » consiabt 
Dock Ward, 4:443; swam, 445. 

Lewis. Thomas, appointed j 
man by Gov, .\ndras. 1:1. 
miilce to survey vacant land, 14, iSi 
to have casting voice in case of a 
vole of committee to survey vscaa 
land. IS : reappointed alderman, 83 
14s (Afpexdii) : taxetl on propert;' 
' :S'. 57; aRain appointed aldermai 
8:146. 147 iAppetidir) : sworn, li.|l 
75: dissents from declaration ol] 
aMemien. 88: racniiuied as absen^l 
from city. S: 1,48 (Apptndix) : houaQ'g 
of, a ward limn. 1 ; lu: in doekaf^ 
arrears, tjB; pruperty of, 1 
of. 181, elected 1 
Ward. 3:14. 56; sworn, 17. 

Lewi*, William, relurned elected a 
stable, South War'i, 4:337; Ewom^'fl 
330; iwoni a deputy corstible. 38g;l 
account of. ordered paid. 3(M, 3SI 

Lewis, widow, floutc of^ 1 ; 

ifa. Vi I 

Lcycock (Leacnck). Robert, taxed for j 
new dock, I r .15 : elected as»eiOOT|^ 
181: appointed i 



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INDEX 



Lcycon, William, granted a liquor 
license, i : 8i. 

Leysler, see Leisler. 

Lczier, Nicholas, Account of, ordered 
paid, 5 : 438. 

Liberty pole, Petition for leave to erect 
a, refused, 7 : 203-4. 

Library, of Dr. Millington presented 
by Society for Propagation of the 
Gospel, Communication from Gen- 
eral Assembly regarding, 3 : 474 ; re- 
ply of Common Council accepting 
care of, 475; receipt for, 4:10-11; 
room in City Hall for, 12-13, 17; let- 
ter of thanks for, 17-18; paid fitting 
room for, 25; work on, 61, 63; clean- 
ing books, 145; Rev. Mr. Charlton 
to make key to and catalogue books, 
184; paid keeper of, 304, 348, 352, 
407; salary raised, 407; paid, 453, 
480; removing, from City Hall, 6: 
334; storage of, 376,450.; c^^so called 
Corporation or Public Library. 

Library, see also N. Y. Society Library 
and Union Library Society. 

Library keeper, paid, 5:8. 55, 299; 
proposals of James Parker to be, 
with regulations submitted and ap- 
proved, 142-3; appointment of 
Thos. Jackson, with regulations, 427. 

Library room. Paid for lock for, 5:8; 
key of, orclered delivered to James 
Parker, 143; room in City Hall to 
be finished " most plain," 6 : 418. 

Licenses, required for houses of enter- 
tainment, 1:13, 16; belong always 
to the Governor, in; City's right 
to grant to public houses, 121 ; under 
consideration, 127; answer of Gov- 
ernor and Council, 132; mayor em- 
powered to grant, 301 ; debts for, 
to be collected, 367. See also Liquor 
licenses. 

Lickum, Andries, elected a constable. 
Bowery, 6:184; sworn, ?88. 

Liddell, Joseph, elected an assessor, 
Dock Ward, 4 : 346, 386, 442. 

Lieverse, see Luersen. 

Licverson, see Luersen. 

Light, , reports that Trinity ves- 
try will accept corporation's offer of 
land, 7 : 365. 

Lightfoot, Alexander, innkeeper. Ac- 
count of, with Wm. Keen, ordered 
paid. 5:458; new Exchange leased 
to, 6:3; sole lessee of new Ex- 
change. 47. 

Lightfoot, Sarah, widow of Alexander, 
Exchange leased to, 6 : 78. 

Lights ordered put in house windows, 
j:2I. 

Lime, Paid for, 1:206: Bill wanted 



Lime ^continued) — 
prohibiting burning oyster shells 
mto, in city, a: 206; Law prohibiting 
burning ot, on part of the commons, 
3:57; a three-half -bushel measure 
ordered to be used in measuring, 
6 : 207 ; paid for sifting, on Bedlow s 
Island, 6 : 261 ; for use of the cor- 
poration, 7 : 394, 457 ; for stone lime, 
8 : 70, 84. 

Linch (Lynch, Lench), John, Indent- 
ure of, as servant, i : 83-4 

Lindsay, Alexander, elected constable, 
South Ward, 5:308; sworn, 312; 
appointed high constable, 313; 
sworn, 314; successor to, as consta- 
ble, elected, 316. 

Lindsay, George, Account of, ordered 
paid, 7 : 178. 

Line, see Lyne. 

Ling, John Burt, engaged to make 
gold box for seal for Gov. Tryon, 7 : 
292; account of, ordered paid, 300. 

Ling, Hon. Matthew, appointed an in- 
spector of disputed election returns, 
2: 161 -2; comes before Mayor Noell, 
162-3 ; listed voter, South Ward, 163, 
165; returns warrant, 163, 165; signs 
list of voters, 164, 166. 

Linkletter, James, appointed a fireman. 
East Ward, 7 : 386. 

Linscon, Peter, taxed for new dock, 

1 : 33'. 
Linter, John, Jr., elected a constable, 

North Ward, 4 : 275 ; sworn, 281 ; 
ordered paid, 276, 359. 
Liquor licenses, List of, granted, i : 86- 
I ; to be obtained from Governor or 
his appointee. loi ; fee for retail, 
178; all, to be renewed, 183-4; for 
retailing, to be taken out, 211; 3: 
87-8; minute regarding the mayoPs 
retaining fees for retail, 4:317-8; 
mayor to pay fees to treasurer, 414; 
to tavern keepers illegally retained 
by deputy clerk and mayor, 5:116; 
warrant to deputy clerk R. Nicholls 
for fees, 118, 148-9; monies received 
for, to be paid to treasurer and usual 
fees allowed, 192; mayor has sole 
right to grant, 215; ordered to pay 
fees for, to treasurer, 258; fees paid 
to deputy clerk for, 258; fees paid 
to mayor for, 259; mayor's receipts 
from, 301 ; mayor to pay receipts 
from, to treasurer, less his own fees 
and those of clerk, 5 : 305 ; fine re- 
ceived for no license, 318-9; com- 
mittee to recover monies for, from 
estate of J. Cruger and from S. 
Bayard, 323; report in case of 
Cruger, y26, 333; report of mayor 



Liquor licenses (continued)— 
•nd order concerning, 369, 371. 407, 
«8; 6:.M. "7. Ui. 180-1. aig. asg; 
notice to executors of E. Holland (or 
fees due froai liis csutc, 14^: at- 
torney to file Bill in chancery 
h^iiut, igo; settlement with execu- 
trix. jSi-A ; report of mayor and al- 
lowance made to. 317. 359-&». 3W-8; 
7:2-3. S«. 93. 144. 196. 2SO-I. 33* 
420-1 ; 0: 31-2; lialance due ironi 
mayor ordered paid to treasurer. 6 ; 
317, 3'8. 

Ljquors, Mischief of carrying, lo trade 
with Ilie Indiaus. 1:2; law prohibit- 
iftg seltinic, to Indians on Long 
Island. 2; public houses for sale of. 
licensed, lo-ii, 137; burgers excise or 
small "packte" for, removed. 11, 13; 
prices of, fixed. 11 ; s.ilc of, reslricled, 
■3. 15. 16. 17. 137; fines for wie on 
the Sibhaih. 371 forbidden to be sold 
to Indian and ncgcr " slaves. 85-6, 
139; sale of. let to fanners, 87; 
mayor to Innk aficr value and nic;is- 
ures of all, sold. 111 ; not to be sold 
on Sundays, 134; liccnt^e and fine for 
retailing, 178; penalties for selling, 
to Indians or nearocs. 323-4. 247; 
none to be retailed without a license. 
*57 ; ordin.incc concerning licenses 
for (ecailing, read. 371. lOi; a:ai. 
183. 333: for the King's forces, or- 
dered paid for, 113; license to 
sell, granted gratis to Susannah 
Wood. 3:91; to A. Ham. 4:207; 
10 others. 314; treasurer to pay 
clerk's fees for, 314 ; license lo 
lell. granted to widow Jourdain, 
J65 ; to EUinur Steward, 3B2 1 
lo Edward Kaslham, 471; public- 
bouse beepers not to sell, on Sun- 
day, TO', none to be retailed with- 
out license, 81 ; Law prohibiting sell- 
ing, to sentinels. 6:.i\: supplied lo 
Gren^idter Company iinid for, 6j ; 
(urnislied at a lire paid for. 7:2it. 
*I3. «i9. 304: 'or a coroner's jury, 
440; to constahles on Kinii's birth- 
day. 44s; «t fire in Fort, 8:14, 15, 
24. 3fo. 

Liin, William, summoned to appear 
before t>oard for insolence, j: xo. 

Ltipenard (Lespcnard. Lespinird. 
Uspinard). Leonard, elected nn as- 
fcsior. East Ward. $62. sworn. 66; 
rc-tlected. 98; sworn. 103; petition 
of, tl al, for water lot, referred. 
224. 236: elected assistant. North 
Ward. 3ofi: sworn. 3": on com- 
mittee to repair jatU and Cily Hall, 
J14; o«i audilinc comniiltce. 316; re- 



port: 



as: on 



ued)- 









pier, 317; on fcrry-iiou»e 
318; on committee to draft ti 
regulating fences ; on committee 10 
consider Ireehotders' land proposal^ 
3aa: on committee to 
cense fees of ex-mayors. 333; te-< 
ports. 326; on street commiltee, yty, 
on conimittee lo consider petitwiiMi 
for water lots. 336; oh sewer com-' 
mittee, .US; reports. 344; on itreet 
committee, 340- ■■ 343; on commitlt*' 
10 consider petition for water lot, 
343; re-elected assistant, 347; sworn, 
331; on auditing committee. 353; re- 
ports. 374; on committee to build 
vault. 359; on street commiltee, 363; 
on surtcymg committee,367;re-«rect- 
ed assistant. ^179; sworn. 38a; on 
minee, 384; reports.sSS, 
t committee. 383 ; niovel 
gram 01 waier lots for self, tt al., 
3^; leaves chamber. 398-9; on cora- 
millee to inspect treasurer's ac- 
counts, 40t ; on committee to revise 
laws, 408; reports from street com- 
mittee, 41J : on committee to cott- 
sider petition for water lot, <ti3; on 
committee to retain counsel in ferry 
encroachment case. -414; te-elccte« 
assistant, ^17; sworn, 434; ou audit- 
ing committee, 435; reports. 440-1; 
on committee lo consider petition lor 
land, 433; on commiltee 10 adjust 
debtors' accounts. 441 ; on cnmmittca i 
to have pier enlarged, 449: votes t»W 
reject ferry pctiiion, 453: 00 coin-r 
mittee 10 consider petition of resi- | 
dents of Maiden Lane, 461 ; n 
elected assistant. 463 ; sworn. 469 ; o 
auditing committee. 471 ; on con 
mittee lo revise laws. 474; on con 
mittee lo consider land petition, t 
3 ; on committee to ascertain cor- ■ 
poration rights in Out Ward. 3-4. S;« 
on committee to consider Staien TiM 
ferry. 4: on committee to let Slaten'l 
Id. ferry. 7 : on almshouse commJt-'fl 
tee. 13; on street committee, n; re- J 
ports, t6; on street committee. t7;T 
reports, 17-18. 18. 25-7, 31-2; odJ 
commiltee to receive imported ann^;! 
23; on committee to draft addrcMB 
lo Gov. Hardy. 24; re-elected a*- ft 
sistant 33; sworn, 35; on auditing! 
committee, 37; reports. 49: on cor" 
mittee to repair Citv Mall, 43; t^ 
committee to settle lottery iccoun|||j 
46: on committee 10 report on detdj 
tn corporation. 40: rcparlv S3; OL 
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INDEX 



Lispenard (continued) — 
on committee to survey for hay 
scales, 59; reports from street com- 
mittee, 60-1 ; elected alderman, East 
Ward, 65; sworn, 68; on auditing 
committee, 69; reports, 79; on pest- 
house committee, 71; on committee 
to settle with corporation debtors, 
79-80; on new ^aol committee, 84; 
on street committee, 97; re-elected 
alderman, 100; sworn, loiS; on com- 
mittee to build barracks, 108; re- 
ports, III; on committee to request 
aid from Province toward barracks, 
112; on committee to receive pro- 
vincial appropriation for barracks, 
113; reads receipt for firewood 
money, 1 19-120; on committee to 
overhaul Assembly chamber ; on com- 
mittee for more fire buckets, 123; 
on committee to buy Bedlow's Id., 
124; reports, 124-5; on committee to 
confer with ferry lessee over cer- 
tain new holdings, 126; repays cor- 
poration loan to treasurer of Prov- 
mce, 129; on committee to survey 
new holdings, 130-1 ; on committee 
to buy arms, fire engines, etc., 137-8 ; 
re-elected alderman, 147; sworn, 
151 ; on committee to settle barracks 
accounts, 174; re-elected alderman, 
183; sworn, 187; reports from street 
committee, 185^; on street com- 
mittee, 190; reports, 191-2, 254; re- 
ports from auditing committee, 208; 
re-elected alderman, 222; sworn, 
226; on committee to draft address 
to Gen. Jeffery Amherst, 225; re- 
ports, 232-5; on committee to revise 
laws, 226-7; on committee to ask 
leave of Assembly to draft bill to 
defray barracks expense, 228; on 
committee to scrutiny contested 
election returns, 242; reports, 243; 
on street committee, 249; reports, 
255; re-elected alderman, 264; 
sworn, 267; ordered reimbursed, 
278; on survey committee, 293-4; 
re-elected alderman, 303 ; sworn, 306 ; 
successor to, elected, 345, 347; on 
committee to inspect disputed elec- 
tion returns, 347-8; petition of, et 
al., for water lots, referred, 368; 
granted, 408; reported on, 7:6-7; 
grant to, ordered delivered^ 2(5; pe- 
tition of, et al to lay block mto East 
River, granted, 289. 

Lispinard, see Lispenard. 

Litch, see Leach. 

Litchcoe (Litscho), Ann, widow, taxed 
for new dock, i : 33 ; taxed on prop- 
erty, sa 



Litscho, see Litchcoe. 

Little Queen St., in West Ward, Com- 
mittee on nuisances in, and on pav- 
ing, 6:15; payment on paving, 103. 

Livelihood of inhabitants at stake, j: 

39, 41. 
Liverson, see Luersen. 

Livery and beadle's staff ordered for 
the city messenger, a : 65-6. 

Livery for city marshal ordered, a: 
.93, 122. 

Livingston ^Levingston, Livingstone), 
Mrs. Catherine, Interest ordered 
paid to, 5 : 461 ; rate of interest on 
bond to, ordered changed, 471 ; in- 
terest ordered paid to, 6 : 43 ; bond 
to, discharged, 47, 54. 

Livingston, Gilbert, elected an assessor, 
Dock Ward, 3 : 148 ; account of, or- 
dered paid, 149; petition signed by, 
et ai, for use of City Hall as tem- 
porary place of worship, granted, 
172; petition of, for land, referred, 
198; land of, 204, 206; more land 
granted to, 206; reported as having 
encroached on city land, 228. 

Livingston, James, Account of, as sur- 
veyor, ordered paid, 4 : 141 ; reap- 
pointed surveyor, 183; elected an 
assessor. East Ward, 275 ; as a grand 
juryman, signs character testimonial 
to James Alexander, 326; account of, 
as surveyor, ordered paid, 388; 
sworn a surveyor, 418-19; elected 
alderman. Dock Ward, 5 : 231 ; on 
auditing committee, 237; reports, 
257; on committee to view lots, 2j8; 
on committee to revise laws, 230-9, 
241 ; dissents from order to petition 
Governor for fiour embargo, 242; on 
committee to consider petition for 
lot, 245 ; on committee to fix Harlem 
boundary line, 247; reports; on com- 
mittee to consult counsel about en- 
croachments, 251 ; reports from com- 
mittee to have laws printed, 252 ; on 
committee for prison repairs; on 
standing committee for City Hall re- 
pairs, 253; on committee to investi- 
gate disputed land title, 254; on com- 
mittee for new Brooklyn ferry-house, 
255» 258, 263; on committee to con- 
sider petition for water lot, 261 ; on 
committee to level Dey Street, 265; 
reports, 290-1 ; on committee for 
ferry improvements, 265-6; added to 
surveying committee, 268; re-elected 
alderman, 273; sworn, 276; on com- 
mittee to inspect moved fence, 274; 
on auditing committee, 277; reports, 
285-6; on Harlem surveying com- 
mittee, 280; ordered repaid tor fire 



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Livingston (contintHd)- 
buck«ts, 285; on surveying eommil- 
ter. 289; j89^; to have buckets 
Rude. 390: on committee for n«w 
pier, 394 ; on committee to lay drain ; 
on street committee, 300 ; reports, 
306; re-elected alderman, 308; sworn, 
311; on committee to look into rent 
arrears and land dispute, .^[5; on 
auditing committee. 316; reports. 
335; on commiltee to survey pier, 
317; on committee to draft law regu- 
latiDK fences, yti; on boundary line 
committee. 323 ; on street commiltee, 
323 ; on committee to collect brick- 
maker's rents : on committee to treat 
with corporation debtors, ^5 ; on 
committee to consider petitions (or 
water lots, ^26; on committee to con- 
sider Trimly Church petition for 
land. 328 ; repons, 331 ; ordered re- 
paid for slip repairs. 324; on sewer 
committee, 335 ; reports. 344 : on com- 
mttle* to lay out road. 346; re- 
elected alderman, 34?; iwom, 351. 
on auditing commillee, 35a ; reports, 
374; added to ■ ■ 
reports, 413 ; 
markets, 358; 

lots. 359: on committee to consult 
counsel about disputed land claim. 
360; on committee to quarter corpo- 
nlion Indians. 366 : on surveying 
eommiitec. 367 ; on committee to con- 
sider petition for water lot. 368; re- 
ports, 370; on sewer commillee. ,i6<>; 
on committee to repair bridge. 374; 
on committee to have room built 
over Bxciiange, 375 ; re-elected alder- 
man, 379: sworn, 381: on auditing 
eommittce. 3R4; reports. 3S8. 39); on 
sircrt committee, 385; on committee 
10 inspect ditches. jSiS: ordered re- 
imbursed, 393: on commiltee lo 
settle Harlem Doundary dispute, 3W; 
on surveying committee; on eommit- 
tee to inspect treasurer's accounts. 
40t; on committee lo revise laws. 
ioS; on commiltee 10 inspect Wall 
Street paving, 410; re-elected alder- 
man, 418; sworn, 434; returtu elec- 
tion of constable, 4>9: on auditing 
committee, 42s; reports. 440-1: on 
cmnmittee to prepare address lo Lt, 
Gov. T)t Lancey, 425; produces ad- 
dress, 436; on committee to consider 
petition (or land; reports applicant 
to rent Exchange, 435: account of, 
ordered paid. 437 ; on committee to 
adjuvt dft)ior<' accounts, 441 ; on 

. 44S: reports. 

> enlarge pier. 449: 



^ 335 

Livingston (continued)— 
reports, 4.S3-4: votes lo reject feny 
petition; on committee to consider 
petition for water lots, 453 ; on street 
commiltee, 457. 

Livingston, John, elected an assessor. 
Dock Ward, 5:154: re-elected, tjiS; 
elected assistant, 308; sworn, 311; 
on pier committee. ,!i4; on auditing 
commiltee, 316; reports. 325; on 
ferry-house committee. 318; on 
boundary line committee. 3^3: on 
street committee, 323 ; on committee 
to treat with corporation debtors, 
335 : on committee to consider 
Trinity Giurch petition for land. 
328: on sewer committee, 335; re- 
ports. 344; on committee to lay out 
road, 346: re-cleclcd ^issistani. 347; 
swom. 351: on auditing committee, 
352 ; reports, 374: added to street 
committee ; on committee to let 
markets. 358; on committee to let 
lots. 359; on commillee lo quarter 
corporation Indians. 366: chosen to 
represent Common Council in man- 
agement of new Exdiange, 368; on 
sewer committee, 369: on committee 
to repair bridge, 374; on committee 
to have room built over Exchange, 
375; re-elected assistant, 379; sworn, 
38^: on auditing committee. 384; 
reports, 388. 3<w; pays for work 
done on new Exchange. ^3; on 
committee to retain counsel in action 
vt. mayor, as to market fees. 394; 
on committee to inspect treasurers 
accounts. 401 ; ordered reimbursed 
for expenditures on Exchange, 405- 
6. 407-8 ; on commillee to revise 
laws. 408; to pay for work on Ex- 
change, 415: re-elected assistant, 
418; swom, 434: on auditing coai- 
minee. 435 : reporU. 440-1 ; on com- 
mittee to prepare address to Lt. Gov. 
De Lanccy, 4^5; on committee to 
adjust debtors' accounts, 441 : or- 
dered paid balance of Exchange ac- 
count, 441.. on street committee, 445; 



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reports. 453-4 : votes (or (etry peti- 
tion: on committee to consider peti- 
tion (or water lots, 4S3; on commute* 
to extend Fly Market, 455 ; on street 
committee. 457: re-elected assistant. 
463; swom, 469: on auditing com- 
mittee, 471: on committee to reviae 
laws. 474: on committee W let 
nurket cellars, 475: on committee t> 
coniider land petition. 6: 3; 1 
millee lo atccnatn corporation ri 
ia ObI Ward, 3-4. 5; o