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Registered No. 59 

MINUTES 



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THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF NEW YORK 



1675-1776 



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VOLUME IV 



PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE 

CITY OF NEW YORK 



NEW YORK 

DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY 
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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OF 



THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



January 24, 1730, to September 19, 1740 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday 
the twenty fourth day of January Anno 
Dom 1 729 [-30]. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

CX)adiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

Andrew Teller 

John Chambers 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



>. Assistants 



In Obedience to An Act of General Assembly of this Colony made 
in the third year of his present Majesties Reign Entitled An Act for 
Raising and Levying the sum of [186] seven hundred and thirty pounds 
for the Uses therein mentioned, for Borrowing part thereof and for 
Appointing an Agent at the Court of Great Brittain. It is hereby 
Ordered that the Mayor and Aldermen of this Corporation do, on or 
before the first Tuesday in february next Issue their Warrant to the 
Assessors of the several Wards of this City for the Assessing Raising 
and Ijtrying within the City and County of New York the sum of 



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three hundre'd "and sixty five pounds together with fifteen pence on 
Every pound, Nine pence thereof to the Collectors and Six pence to 
the'TVeaSurer being the Quota of the said City and County ; and that 
ttey*^lso Issue their Warrants to the several Collectors of the said 
•;;City and County to Collect the same, and pay the same into the hands 
•/• of the Treasurer of this Colony on or before the first Tuesday in April 
next Pursuant to the Directions of the Aforesaid Act, the Said Col- 
lectors Retaining in their hands Nine pence on every pound as A 
Reward for their trouble in Collecting and paying the same. 

Oroer'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall of 

489 this City or Order the Sum of three pounds Eight 

Warrant Issued Shillings and three pence Current Money of New 

York in full of one Quarter of A Years Sallary due 
and Ending the fourteenth Instant; for Mending the Windows in the 
Common Council Chamber and for Other services as Appears by his 
Acct w*^? is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entitled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship And A Law Entitled Carmen not to drive Over the 
Common sewer only Excepted) and all the Laws Orders and Ordi- 
nances of this Corporation which were made Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lished and Published the twenty fourth day of October last past and 
also the following Laws ( Vizt) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law 
against Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and Char- 
coale Burners. A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter houses. A 
Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with 
Moneys or for Moneys A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. 
A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appoint- 
ing proper places for Unloading of Hay. A Law prohibiting Sloughter 
Houses in the Out Ward A Law Restraining the Shiping or Export- 
ing Beef or Pork till Repacked A Law Restraining the Cutting 
Hoopsticks and Saplings upon the Commons. A Law giving A Re- 
ward to any Person or Persons who shall Apprehend any Neg^o or 
Indian Slaves Offending agt any of the Acts of General Assembly of 
this Colony. A Law Appointing a Markett place for Corn and Meal 
AND A Law Entitled A By Law for the better securing of the City of 
New York from the Danger of Gunpowder and all Other Laws Orders 
ft Ordinances of this Corporation (not above Excepted) be and are 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 3 

hereby made Ordained Renewed Estaliishcd and Published and 
Ordered to be Continue & Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof, and the same Laws were after 
the Ringing of three Bells published Accordingly 



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

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

third day of March Anno DonT i729[-30.] 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 



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^ , c'. . /-ESq" Aldermen 

Gerrardus btuyvesant '^ 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

samuell Kip 

John Chambers 



>- Assistants 



[187] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Out Ward to Elect a sufficient Inhabitant of the said Ward to serve in 
the Office of Collector of the Bowry Division of the said Ward for the 
Remaining part of the year Ensueing in the Room of Daniel Seers the 
late Collector of the said Division who is removed out of the City and 
Colony and that the Election be on Saturday next. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
East Ward to Elect A sufficient Inhabitant of the Said Ward to serve 
in the Office of Collector of the said Ward for the Remaining part of 
the year Ensueing in the Room of James Renaudet who is gone to 
Boston, and not known when he will Return to Execute the said Office. 
and that the Election be on Saturday next. 

Ordered that Alderman Vangelder M^^ Hunt and M*^ Van Borsom 
be a Committee to provide sufficient Hooks and Ladders for the Pre- 
▼entkm of fire for the use of this Corporation in such Number as has 
been Usual 



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4 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York] the City Hall of the Said City on Munday 

the twenty third day of March Anno DoM. 
I729[.30]. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuell Kip 
John Chambers 

Phillip Cortlandt ESq*" Alderman of the East Ward hath Returned 
that Mf Joseph Royall is duely Elected to serve in the Office of Col- 
lector of the said Ward for the Remaining part of the year Ensueing 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Alderman of the Out Ward hath Re- 
turned that John Bas[s] is duely Elected to Serve in the Office of Col- 
lector of the Bowry Division of the Out Ward for the Remaining part 
of the year Ensueing 

Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that this Corporation do make 
Application to his Excellency the Governour for his Majesties Grant of 
Confirmation of the Charter of this Corporation in the Royal Stile and 
of all their Ancient Rights and Priviledges thereunto belonging and for 
such Additional Grants Emoluments and Priviledges as Can be 
Obtained for the Advantage good Rule & Government of the Inhabi- 
tants of this City, and Order'd that M^ Mayor M^ Recorder, Alder- 
man Cruger Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Philipse M^ Roosevelt & 
M' Chambers or any five of them whereof the Mayor or Recorder to be 
one be A Committee to Consider of what things will be Needfull to be 
petitioned for by this Corporation; That they draw up the same & 
make their Report with all Expedition. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N* Treasurer to pay to Alderman Phillip Cortlandt ESq'' 

490 or Order the sum of two pounds one Shilling and 

Warrant Issued seven pence half penny Currt Money of New York 

for the like sum by him paid to James Bellereau 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 5 

John Remcrse ft Abraham Alstyn &c : for Expences in surveying and 
laying out the Swamp near Beekmans as appears, by his Acct which 
is Audited and Allowed 



[188I City of ) 
New York^ ^^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
twenty Eighth day of March Anno Doiil 
1730 



Present 



Robert Lurting ESq'r Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsoni 
Samuell Kip 
John Chambers 
John Roosevelt 



>^ESq" Aldermen 



>. Assistants 



Warrant Issued 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Mf John Vangelder Carpenter 
or Order the sum of ten pounds and four pence 
farthing Currt Money of New York it being for four 
Ladders and two Pole Hooks by him found and pro- 
vided for the use of this Corporation for the Prevention of fire he 
having bought the Materialls of William Pell, Barent Bush Evert Pels 
ftc : as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed 

The Committee Appointed the 23** Instant to Consider about the 
Obtaining A New Charter and of what things will be NeedfuU to Peti- 
tion for, have made their Report in the words following (Viz*) 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council of the twenty third 
Instant Referring to us what may be thought Nessessary to Ask and 
Petition for in Order for Obtaining a New Charter in the Royal Stile 



6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

to Confirm and Grant unto this City their Present Grant and Charter 
We do Report 

That we petition for A New Charter in the Royal Stile to 

first Confirm and Grant unto this City their present Grant and Charter 

and all the ancient Rights and Priviledges of this Corporation. 

That the Bounds and Limitts of this City do hereafter Extend 

2*^^y to and Comprehend four hundred foot beyond low Water Marke 

on Hudsons River from Bestivars Killitie southward to the Fort 

and from thence up the East River as far as to the North side of Cor- 

laers Hook and that they have the soil thereof. 

That the Corporation have the sole power and Authority of 
3^'y Appointing flferrys round the Island with the Profitts Benefitts 
and Advantages Arising therefrom with such fees as shall be 
K emulated by Act of Assembly. 

That the Corporation have the Grant of all the Docks Slips 
4*'' and Wharfs with Cranage and Wharfage and all Other Profitts 
which may Accrue thereby. 

That the Corporation have the Power to Appoint Sarjeants at 
5^** Mace, Marshalls Gaolers surveyors of Flour and Other Pro- 
visions, Measurers, Porters, Carmen Guagers Packers and Cullers, 
Beadles Bellmen scavengers and all Other Nessessary Officers, and that 
such Officers be Appointed by the Mayor by and with the Consent of 
the Common Council. 

That the Mayor have Power to Depute One of the Aldermen 
6*1' his Deputy to Act as himself might do ; and that the Mayor, or in 

Case of his death sickness or absence the Deputy Mayor or Re- 
corder with any two or more of the Aldermen may hold A Court of 
Common Pleas on Every Tuesday in the Year, and that they have power 
to Adjourn the same to any day not Exceeding twenty Eight days from 
the sitting from which such Adjournment is made. 

That the Mayor or Recorder or Either of them with the Major 
7*^ Number of Aldermen and assistants may hold Common Council 

as Usual and make or Repeal the] r By Laws and Ordinances as in 
their discretion shall seem meet which by Laws [189] or Ordinances 
Shall Continue of Force for twelve Months unless they Shall Repeal 
the same 

That the City be divided into seven Wards which Wards may 

8^** be hereafter Sett Out at the Discretion of the Common Council 

and that each Ward have the Accustomed Officers to be Chosen 

Annually as Usual with such A Number of Constables in each Ward 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 7 

as the Common Council Shall Judge Nessessary and that the Corpora- 
tion be the sole Judges of the Elections and Qualifications of their 
Members and Officers. 

That the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen Shall be at all times 
9^ Justices of the Peace and have Power severally to hear and De- 
termine all Pleas of forty Shillings and under. 

That the Corporation have Power to Administer Proper and 

ID*** lawfuU Oaths to the Freemen and Officers thereof, and that they 

have Power to make such and so many Freemen as they Shall 

think fitt, and to Restrain all Unfreemen from Exerciseing any Trade or 

Occupation within the same 

That if the day of the Election to be made by Charter or if the 
1 1* day of the Oath to be Administred or taken by any Officer should 
happen on a Sunday such Election to be made and Oath 
Administred the day following. 

That the Corporation have Power to build an House of Cor- 
12^ rection and Other Publick Buildings and Appoint proper Officers 

That they may sue for their Dues and lawfull demands in the 
13^ Name of their Chamberlain in the Mayors Court. 

That the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen or any three of them 
14*** or more have Power to hold General Quarter sessions of the 
Peace for the City & County. 

That they have A Confirmation of the Patent of the Ferry & 
15^ Grounds on Nassau Island. 

That the Mayor, Recorder, Coroner and Town Clerk (after 
16*** the death of M*" Sharpas the present Town Clerk) be Elective. 

That no Attorney be Admitted to Practice in the Mayors 

17** Court but such as shall be Chosen Elected and sworn by the 

Mayor Recorder and Aldermen and Approved of by the Gover- 

nour, and that the Number of such Attorneys so to be Admitted be 

Appointed by the Govemour and Nominated in the Charter 

That his Excellency be pleased to Grant unto this Corporation 
18* such Other things as may be Needfull for the good Rule and 
Government thereof and that this board do Consider what Other 
things will be Nessessary to Petition for. 

We are of Opinion that M' Mayor and Alderman 

Lastly — Philipse do wait on his Excellency the Governour and 

Acquaint him of the Request and desire of this Board, and 



8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

that they Acquaint this Board what Methods and Steps they shall Con- 
ceive Nessessary and prudent for this Board to take in Order to Obtain 
the End designed by this Corporation all which is Nevertheless 
submitted this 27*? day of March 1730 by 

Robert Lurting 
Anthony Rutgers Francis Hanson 

Frederick Philipse John Cruger 

John Roosevelt Harmanus Vangelder 

John Chambers Phillip Cortlandt 

which Report is Unanimously Approved by this Court, and Ordered 
that M*" Mayor and M*" Alderman Philipse do wait upon his Excellency 
the Govemour and desire to know his Excellencys Pleasure if this Cor- 
poration shall Petition him for the same and make their Report with 
all Convenient Expedition 

[190] City of } ^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkv City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

sixth day of April Anno Dom 1730. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Hermanns Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt '^ 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

samuell Kip 

John Chambers 

M^ Mayor and Alderman Philipse Report that they have waited 
upon his Excellency the Governour (Pursuant to the Order of the last 
Common Council) And that his Excellency was pleased to tell them 
that when the Priviledges &c : mentioned in the Articles delivered unto 
him were Petion'd for, he should Refer the Petition to his Majesties 
Council for their Advice which he was Obliged to do by his Instructions 

Ordered M^ Recorder prepare the Draft of A Petition Accordingly 

M^ Recorder presented A Draft of A Petition Pursuant to the above 
Order which was read and Examined Article by Article and after some 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 9 

Alterations and Amendments it was Unanimously Approved and Or- 
dered the same be forthwith Engrossed and signed by the Court to 
morrow morning at Eleven A Clock. 

Orderd Mr Recorder do prepare the Draft of A New Charter with 
A Confirmation of the Present Charter and of all the Ancient Rights 
and Priviledges of this Corporation &c : for the Perusal and Considera- 
tion of this Court. 

A Petition of this Corporation to his Excellency in Council for A 
New Grant and Confirmation of the Charter of this City and of all 
their Ancient Rights & Priviledges of this Corporation in the Royal 
Stile &c : was read and Approved and signed by all the Members of this 
Court (Except the Recorder and M«" Teller) and Order'd that the same 
be sealed up and left in the hands of Mr Mayor untill further Order of 
this Court. And it is hereby further Ordered that Mr Mayor, M^ 
Recorder Alderman Cruger Alderman Cortlandt, Alderman Philipse 
Mr Roosevelt and Mr Chambers or any five of them be A Committee 
to Consider, what further and proper Measures are NeedfuU to be pur- 
sued for Obtaining the Prayer of the said Petition, and that they make 
their Report with all Convenient Expedition 

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

New York \ City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the two and twentieth day of April Anno 
Domini 1730 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers ^ 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

samuell Kip 

John Chambers 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entitled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship, and A Law Entitled [191] Carmen not to drive Over 



>^ESq" Alderm 



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the Cominon Sewer Only Excepted) and all the Laws Orders and Or- 
dinances of this Corporation which were made Ordained Renewed 
Established and Published the twenty fourth day of January last past, 
and also the following Laws (Viz*) A Law for Marking of Butter. A 
Law against Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and 
Charcoale Burners. A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter Houses. 
A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with 
Moneys or for Moneys. A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. 
A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appoint- 
ing proper places for unloading of Hay. A Law Prohibiting Sloughter 
Houses in the Out Ward A Law Restraining the Shiping or Export- 
ing Beef or Pork till Repacked. A Law Restraining the Cutting 
Hoopsticks and Saplings upon the Commons. A Law Giving A Re- 
ward to any Person or Persons who Shall Apprehend any Negro or 
Indian Slaves Offending agt any of the Acts of General Assembly of 
this Colony A Law Appointing A Markett place for Corn and Meal. 
And A By Law. Entitled A By Law for the better securing of the City 
of New York from the danger of Gunpowder, and all Other Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation (not above Excepted) be 
and are hereby made Ordained Renewed Established and Published and 
Order'd to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three 
Months from and after the date hereof, and the same Laws were after 
the Ringing of three Bells Published Accordingly. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

492 or Order the sum of ten pounds CurH Money of 

Warrant Issued New York in full of half A Years sallary due and 

Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay 
N** to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall of this City or Order the sum of 
493 four pounds One Shilling and six pence Currt Money of New 
York in full of One Quarter of A Years sallary due & Ending 
the fourteenth Instant and Supplying this Court and the Mayors Court 
with fire and Candle for one year and for two Journeys to Harlem as 
appears by his Ace*, which is Audited in Common Council and allowed. 

The Venerable Society for Propogating the Gospel in forreign Parts 
having made A Present to this Corporation of twenty three Cases of 
Books Containing One thousand Six hundred and forty two Volumes 
for a Publick Library for this City which are lately Imported into the 
nme in the Ship Alexander Dennis Downing Master and are now ready 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK ii 

to be landed and delivered to this Corporation. It is therefore Or- 
dered that Alderman Vangelder Alderman Philipse M«" Roosevelt M^ 
Van Borsom and M*" Chambers or any three of them be a Committee to 
Receive the Said Books and to place them in the City Hall and if they 
find Occasion to Open the Said Cases and Cause the Said Books to be 
wiped and Cleaned and an Inventory thereof to be taken, & the same 
secured untill such time as a Convenient place be made for a Publick 
Library for depositing the Said Books. And that the said Committee 
do Consider of a proper place for the said Library and what the Ex- 
pence for fitting and making the same Convenient will amount unto 
as near as they Can Compute 

The Committee appointed the seventh Instant to Consider of proper 
Methods for Obtaining the prayer of the Petition of this Corporation 
for a New Charter &c: Report in the Words following (Viz*) We the 
Committee Appointed by an Order of Common Council of the seventh 
Instant Referring to us the Consideration of proper Methods to be 
Pursued for Obtaining the Prayer of the Petition therein mentioned do 
Report that we have Considered of the Matters Referred to us by the 
said Order and thereupon are of Opinion that by Reason of his Excel- 
lencys Indisposition and Resolution speedily to Remove to his Govern- 
ment of New Jersey, the Obtaining of the End designed by this Cor- 
poration by their Said Petition Cannot be Effected untill his Excellencys 
Return to this place, and then that the matters Referred to them by the 
said Order be prosecuted with all Convenient Expedition all which 
[192] is Nevertheless submitted to the further Consideration of this 
Board by Robt Lurting 

New York y«: 21*^' of April 1730 

which Report is Approved, and it being the Unanimous Opinion of this 
Court that the sum of fourteen hundred pounds will be Needfull to be 
pro\'ided by tliis Corporation for Obtaining the said Charter, it is 
hereby Ordek'd that the said Committee do Continue their Applications 
for Obtaining the said Charter. 

Order'd that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangelder Alderman 
Philipse M'' Roosevelt M*" Hunt and M*^ Van Borsom or any four of 
them be a Committee to Employ Workmen & Labourers and Agree for 
Materialls for making A Peer on the West side of the Mouth of the 
Dock in such Convenient place as they Shall see Needfull for preventing 
the ftnther filling up of the said Dock & make their Report with all 
Coinreiiieiit Expedition 



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Warrant Issued 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
Second day of June Anno Domini 1730 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Samuell Kip 

Andrew Teller 

John Chambers 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Harman Bussing Robert Camp- 
bell Roeliffe Van Maepelen, Jacobus Delamontagne 
Michael Cornelisse and John Delamontagne the 
Watch and Bellmen of this City or Order the sum 

of Six and thirty pounds Currt Money of New York in full of their 

sallary due and Ending the first day of May last. 

Ordered that Alderman Vangelder & Alderman Cortlandt be A 

Committe to Agree with six Able Citizens of this City to be the Watch 

and Bellmen of the said City untill the first day of November Next 

and make their Report to the next Common Council. 

The Committee Appointed to Receive the Library of Books pre- 
sented to this Corporation by the Venerable society for Propogating 
the Gospel in forreig^ parts have made their Report in the words fol- 
lowing (Vizt[)] We the Committee above mentioned do Report that 
Pursuant to the above Order We did Receive the above mentioned 
twenty three Cases of Books Containing Sixteen hundred and forty 
two Volumes which Cases we Opened and took the Books out and put 
them in the Assembly Room of which Alderman Philipse has the Key. 
And we are of Opinion that the Room Opposite to the Common Coun- 
cil Room in the City Hall will be a proper place for depositing the 
Said Books and that the same be made Convenient assoon as may be 
but the manner of doing thereof we humbly Refer to the Consideration 
of this Board. Harmanus Vangelder 

Egbert Van Borsom Frederick Philipse 

John Chambers John Roosevelt 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 13 

which Report is Approved and Ordered the same Committee do forth- 
with Employ Workmen and Purchase Materialls for fitting up A Con- 
venient Room or Chamber [193] in the place in the said Report men- 
tioned for Containing the said Library with Convenient Shelves and 
E>esks Nessessary thereunto. 

The Petition of M*^ Augustus Jay Mercht was Read in the words 

^ ^ '^ To the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and As- 

sistants of the City of New York Convened in 
Common Council 

. - ^ The Petition of Augustus Jay Merchant 

Humbly Sheweth. '^ •' "^ 

That on the West side of the Broadway in the West Ward of this 
City the Petitioner is the lawfuU Owner and Proprietor of several 
Lotts of Land lying between the houses of M*^ William smith and that 
late of Charles Phillips whereon lately Stood several Old Tenements 
(formerly the Estate of Balthazar Bayard deceased) which the Peti- 
tioner has Caused to be pulled down in Order to Erect several Houses 
thereon which when finished will be A Beauty and Ornament to the 
said Street, and for as much as the foundation of the Old Buildings for 
about Sixty seven foot in length were Beveling and not upon A Straight 
Line with the Other Buildings in the Said Street which Rendred the 
Said Street uneven and Ugly. 

The Petitioner therefore Humbly prays 
that this Court will direct the surveyor of 
this City to Survey and lay out the Said 
Street whereunto the abovesaid Lotts front- 
eth upon A Straight Line, Contiguous to 
which the Petitioner may lay the founda- 
tions of the Houses he forthwith Intends to 
Erect for the Beauty and uniformity of the 
said Street as the said surveyor Shall direct 
and Appoint 

And the Petitioner shall pray &c : 

Augustus Jay 

And the surveyor of this City having made A Draft and survey of 
the Said Street which was Viewed and Inspected by this Court, and it 
Ai^>eari]ig to this Court that the laying out of the Said Street upon a 
direct Line will not be Detrimental to any of the Neighbourhood, but on 
the Contrary will be Ornamental to the said Street, it is therefore hereby 
that the Said Street whereunto the Land of M^ Jay Fronts 



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be laid out upon A Straight Line According to the said survey. Pro- 
vided the Front of the Building Intended to be Erected by the said M^ 
Jay do not Extend into the said Street above two feet at the south East 
Corner and to Come to Nothing at the North East Corner, and that the 
said Mf Jay have Liberty to lay the foundations of his House 
Contiguous to the said Street Accordingly. 

This Court being Acquainted that M^ Garret Viele late Storekeeper 
of the Magazine or Pow[d]er house of this Corporation is dead and that 
the Keys thereof arc left v^ith his Widow, his Son, his Executors or 
Administrators. It is therefore Ordered that Alderman Cruger Alder- 
man Vangelder and Alderman Cortlandt, do demand from the Said 
Widow, her son, or the Executors or Administrators of the Said Gar- 
ret Viele the Keys of the Said Magazine or Powder House with an 
Account of what Gunpowder is Store! therein and to whom the same 
belongs and that the Receipt of M^ I: >bert Crannell now Storekeeper 
of the Said Magazine or Powder House be A sufficient discharge to her, 
him or them for so doing. And Ordered also that the Executors or 
Administrators of the said Garret Viele deceased do Account with the 
Treasurer of this Corporation for the Revenue and Profitts of the said 
Magazine or Powder House during the time the said Garret Viele 
deceased was Storekeeper thereof. 

Order'd that Mf Robert Crannell Marshall of this City be and is 
hereby Appointed Storekeeper of the Magazine or Powder House of 
this Corporation during the Pleasure of this Court and no longer, he 
Giving good security in the sum of two hundred pounds CurH Money 
of this Province for the due discharge of that Office. That he Acc^ to 
this Corporation for the Profitts thereof every three Months upon Oath 
or as often as he shall be thereunto required. And that M*" Mayor 
Grant unto him a Warrant for the Said Office Accordingly under the 
seal of this Corporation. 

[194] The Committee for Employing Workmen for Making A Peer 
head on the West Side of the Mouth of the Great Dock have made 
their Report in the words following (Viz*.) 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council bearing date the 22** 
of April 1730 Authorizing and Appointing us to Employ Workmen 
for the Making A Peer on the West side of the Mouth of the Dock to 
prevent the further filling up of the Said Dock. We have Accordingly 
Agreed with John Peek of this City Boatman that he the said John 
Ptek is to provide good and sufficient Wood of twenty foot long and 
to lay A Dodc or Peerhead from the West part of the Great Dodk into 



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the River of forty foot long and twenty foot broad and twelve foot 
high in such A Convenient place as he Shall be directed by the Corpora- 
tion, the Said Peek to find all the Workmen and Materialls to compleat 
Ae whole work at his own Charge that is to Say the Wharfe to be 
well laid and of good and sufficient Timber of about fourteen Inches 
all of twenty foot long and to be well braced with Cedar Braces with 
good and sufficient Wall Plates upon the same, at the Peer to be good 
and strong pieces for Tenders at two foot distance all Round the Peer, 
the Other part of the said Dock the fenders to Stand at six foot dis- 
tance and to load the same sufficiently with good Stone Ballast, the 
whole to be Compleated & finished by the fifteenth day of July next 
Ensueing. The Corporation to pay the said John Peek for the said 
Work being Compleated and finished as above mentioned the sum of 
Eighty one pounds five Shillings which is Submitted by 

John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Fred: Philipse 
Obadiah Hunt 

which Report is Approved and Orderd the said Committee do direct 
where the said Peer head Shall be laid and see the same Compleated 
According to the said Agreement. 

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

New York j City Hall of the said City on Wednesday 

the twenty second day of July Anno Dom 

1730 
Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

John Chambers 

Andrew Teller 

OnmtiD that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
G^rporation (A Law Entitled A Law for Regulating Indentures of 



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Apprenticeship, and A Law Entitled Carmen not to drive over the Q>m- 
mon sewer only Excepted) and all the Laws Orders & Ordinances of 
this Corporation which were made Ordained Renewed Established and 
Published the two and twentieth day of April last past and also the 
following Laws (Vizt) A Law for Marking of Butter. A Law against 
Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers & Charcoal Burners 
A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter houses. A Law Restrain- 
ing Slaves, Negroes and Indians from Gaming with Moneys or for 
Moneys. A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. A Law Relat- 
ing to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law Appointing proper 
places for unloading of Hay. A Law Prohibiting Sloughter houses 
in the Out Ward. A Law Restraining the Shipping or Exporting Beef 
or Pork till Repacked. A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoopsticks 
and Saplings upon the Commons. A Law giving A Reward to any 
Person or Persons who Shall Apprehend any Negro or Indian Slaves 
Offending against any of the Acts of General Assembly of this Prov- 
ince. A Law Appointing A Markett place for Corn and Meal, and 
A By Law Entitled A By Law for the better Securing of the City of 
New York from the danger of Gunpowder. And [195] and all Other 
Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation (not above Excepted) 
be and arc hereby made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
and Order D to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for 
three Months from and after the date hereof. And the same Laws 
were after the Ringing of three Bells Published Accordingly. 

The Committee to Agree with the Bellmen and Watch of this City 
Report they have Agreed with Ilarman Bussing, Robert Campbell, 
Rocliff Van Maepelen, Jacobus Delamontagne, Michael Comelisse 
and John Delamontagne to be the Watch and Bellmen of this City from 
the first day of May last to the first day of November next for the 
sum of thirty Six pounds Currl Money of New York. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

495 of this City or Order the sum of three pounds Nine 

Warrant Issued Shillings and One penny half penny Currt Money 

of New York, it being for one quarter of a Years 
Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant, for Carting the Library 
of Books, Materialls Labourers and work done to the Powder House 
and Carting Boards to the City Hall as appears by his acd which is 
audited and allowed. 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M*^ Theophilus Elsworth or 

496 Order the sum of three pounds and Nine pence 

Warrant Issued Currt Money of New York for Repairs done to the 

ferry house and Barn at Brookland Occasioned by a 
late Storm as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered M^ Mayor give A Receipt to the Reverend M*^ Vesey for 
three & twenty Cases of Books sent to this Corporation by the Vener- 
able society for propogating the Gospel in forreign Parts, and which 
were brought hither in the Ship Alexander Dennis Downing Master. 

Ordered the Committee Appointed to Receive the Librar>' of Books 
&c: do Employ such Person or Persons as they shall see Convenient 
to make a Catalogue of the said Books and to Clean and place the same 
in the Library Room Appointed and fitted for them. 

Order'd M^ Recorder prepare the Draft of a letter of thanks &c : 
from this Corporation to the Venerable society for propogating the 
Gospel in forreign parts for their Valuable present of a Library of 
Books, the Said Draft to be Approved by the Committee Appointed 
to Receive the said Library &c : and then to be fair drawn signed by 
the Mayor, Entred in the Minutes of this Court and sent to the said 
society accordingly. 

M^ Recorder presented A Draft of A Letter to the Venerable 
Society which was read & Approved and signed by M*" Mayor and is 
in the Words following (Viz!) 

Reverend Sir ^""^^^^ ^"'^ J"^^ ^' = "' '730 

By the hand of the Reverend M^ William Vesey We Received 
twenty three Cases of Books which Came in the Ship Alexander Dennis 
Downing Commander, and our Earliest thanks had waited on the Ven- 
erable society for that their Very Valuable Present, as well as for the 
Generous and Obliging manner in which they were pleased to give it 
Conveyance to us, if we Could sooner have Informed them that we have 
now furnished and Compleated an handsome large Room for the Re- 
ception of them and a much greater Number whenever we shall be so 
happy to see any Addition made to this their Noble Benefaction 

The Approaching session of Assembly Encourages us to hope that 
we shall be Enabled to take all proper Measures for the Preservation 
of this Library, and the Keeping it in such Manner as may best Answer 
the intention of the Donors, in all which worthy purposes w*e have 

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already received (and have further Assurances of) his Excellencys 

Patronage and Encouragement. 

Sir. We desire the favour of You to make our Gratitude on this 

Occasion as well as our humble duty and Respects Acceptable to the 

Venerable society [196] And we are witli great Regard and Esteem 

Sir 

Your Most Obedient 

and Most Humble servants 

By Order of the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and As- 
sistants of the City of New York Convened in Common 
Council the two & twentieth day of July 1730 

Robt Lurting Mayor. 
To the Reverend D*" Humphreys Secretary 
to the Venerable society for propogating the 
Gospel in forreign Parts. 

M^ Recorder Acquainted this Court that Pursuant to an Order of 
Common Council of the Sixth day of April last he has prepared the 
Draft of A New Charter and Confirmation &c: and that the Same is 
ready to be laid before this Court for their Consideration 

Resolved that this Corporation make Application to the next ses- 
sions of General Assembly for leave to bring in A Bill to Raise Money 
to Repair the City Hall and for Making and Repairing Convenient 
Gaols and defraying Other Publick and Nessessary Charges and that A 
Petition be prepared Accordingly. 

City of ) ec -^TT A Common Council held at the 

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

third day of August Anno DoIH 1730. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'' Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
John Chambers 

Resolved Nemine Contra dicentc that one thousand pounds Current 
Money of this Colony be borrowed by this Corporation on Interest for 



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one year towards defraying the Expence of procuring A New Charter 
ft Confirmation to this Corporation &c : And that M«" Mayor, Alderman 
Philipse and M^ Chambers be A Committee to procure the same, and 
that they have power to Mortgage any of the Lands belonging to this 
Corporation on this Island Manhattans for the Repayment thereof. 
And that this Corporation will Authorize M'^ Mayor to Execute such 
Mortgage Accordingly under the Publick Seal of this Corporation 

The following Petition was read and Approved by 
this Court and Ordered that M*" Mayor, Alderman 
Philipse and M^ Chambers do forthwith present the 
same to his Excellency the Governour. 

To His Excellency John Montgomerie 
ESq*" Capt General & Governour in Chief of 
the Provinces of New York New Jersey and 
Territories depending thereon in America and 
Vice Admiral of the same &c: in Council 

The Humble Petition of the Mayor 

Alderman and [197] Commonality of 

o the City of New York 

Sheweth 

That the City of New York is an Antient City, and the Citizens 
thereof have Antiently held and used and Still do hold and use divers 
and sundry Rights Liberties Priviledges Franchises free Customs 
Preheminencies Advantages Jurisdictions Emoluments Immunities 
Lands Tenements Publick Buildings and Hereditaments as well by 
the Name of the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New 
York as Otherwise as well to the great Improvement of his Majestys 
Revenue and tlie sencible Increase of Navigation Trade and Commerce 
as to the Advancement of the said City in its Number of Buildings and 
Inhabitants whereby the said City is become A Considerable seaport 
and Exceedingly Nessessary and usefull to Great Brittain in Supplying 
his Majesties Governments in the West Indies with Bread flour and 
Other Provisions 

That the said Corporation and Citizens have ever been Strenuous 
Asserters of the Protestant Religion and upon all Occasions Shewed 
an hearty & Earnest zeal for the Protestant succession in his Majestys 
Illustrious House and have Ever demonstrat[e]d their sincere Loyalty 
and Affection to the Crown of Great Brittain by an unfeigned Readi- 
ness and Alacrity in paying all due Regard to the support of the 
Honour and Dignity of this his Majestys Government and in the 



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Chearfull payment of those Dutys and Taxes for that purpose Levyed 
and raised and in which they bear A Voluntary though Very great 
part. 

And as this City under the Influence of his Majestys Just Mild and 
gracious Government as well as that of his Royall Predecessors is 
grown large and Populous and under your Excellency s wise and pru- 
dent Administration hath the fair Prospect of A Numerous Accession 
of Inhabitants, the same Grows dayly sencible of its want of sufficient 
power and Authority so to Regulate and Improve these Great Advan- 
tages as might Render it of farther use & service to the Crown, to the 
Advancement of Morality and true Religion to their Trade and Naviga- 
tion to the better Order Rule and Government thereof and to the 
General good of the whole body of People in this his ?^Iajesties Colony 
of New York. 

Wherefore Your Excellencys Petitioners most humbly pray that 
Your Excell. and the Honourable Council of this Colony will be favour- 
ably pleased to direct and Order His Majestys Letters Patent under 
the Great seal of this Colony to pass in the Royall Style for Confirming 
and Granting to this City and Corporation by the Name Style and 
Title of the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New 
York All their Lands Tenements Publick Buildings and Hereditaments 
Wharfs Docks Bridges Slips Ferrys Cranes Grants Charters Rights 
Liberties Priviledgcs Franchises Free Customs Preheminencies Ad- 
vantages Jurisdictions Emoluments and Immunities now and hereto- 
fore by them held and Enjoyed and that for the greater Ease and En- 
couragement of Trade the Bounds and Limitts of this City be Enlarged 
and do hereafter Extend to and Comprehend four hundred foot beyond 
Low Water Marke on Hudsons River from A Certain Creek or Kill 
Called Bestavers Killitie Southward to the Fort and from thence the 
same Number of feet beyond Low Water Marke round the Fort and 
along the East River as farr as to the North Side of A Certain Hill 
Called Corlaers hook, and that they may have the soil thereof at a 
Reasonable Quit Rent. 

That the Corporation Aforesaid may have the Sole power and 
Authority of Appointing Ferrys round this Island with the Profitts 
Beneiitts & Advantages arising therefrom with such fees as Shall be 
Regulated by Act of assembly. 

That they have the Grant of all the Markett Houses Docks 
Slips and Wharfs with Craneage and Wharf eagc & all Other Profits 
which may Accrue thereby. 



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[198I That they have Power to Appoint Sarjeants at Mace Marshalls 
Gaolers Surveyors of flour and Other Provisions, Measurers Porters 
Carmen Gaugers Packers and Cullers Beadles Bellmen sealers of 
Weights and Measures scavingcrs and Other Nesscssary Officers, and 
that such Officers be Appointed by the Mayor by and with the Advice 
and Consent of the Common Council. 

That the Mayor have power to depute one of the Aldermen his 
Deputy to Act as he himself might do, and that the Mayor or in Case 
of his death Sickness or Absence the Deputy Mayor or Recorder with 
any two or more of the Aldermen may hold A Court of Common Pleas 
on every Tuesday in the year, and that they have power to Adjourn 
the same to any day not Exceeding twenty Eight from the Sitting from 
which Such Adjournment is made. 

That the Mayor and Recorder or Either of them with the Major 
Number of Aldermen and Assistants mav hold Common Councils 
and make or Repeal their by Laws and Ordinances as in their discre- 
tion Shall seem meet which by Laws or Ordinances Shall Continue of 
force for twelve Months unless they Shall Repeal the same. 

That the City be divided into seven Wards, which Wards which 
Wards may be hereafter Sett Out at the Discretion of the Common 
Council and that each Ward have the Accustomed Officers to be Chosen 
Annually as usual with such A Number of Constables in each Ward as 
the Common Council Shall Judge Nessessary, and that they may be 
the sole Judges of the Elections and qualifications of their Members 
and Officers. 

That the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen shall be at all times Jus- 
tices of the Peace for the City and County and Each of them have 
power severally to hear and determine all Pleas of forty Shillings and 
under and that the Said Mayor Recorder and Aldermen have power to 
Nominate and Appoint proper Officers for that Court. 

That the Mayor Recorder or Deputy Mayor with any three or 
more of the Aldermen have power to Administer proper and lawful! 
Oaths to the Freemen and Officers of this Corporation, and that they 
have power in the Mayors Court to make such and so many Freemen 
as they Shall think fitt, and to Restrain all Un freemen from Exercising 
any Trade or Occupation within the same. 

That if the dav of the Election to be made bv Charter, or if the 
day of the Oath to be Administred or taken by any Officer shouk* 



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happen on A Sunday, such Election to be made and Oath Administred 
the day following 

That they may sue for their Dues and lawfull Demands in the 
Name of their Chamberlaine in the Mayors Court. 

That the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen or any three or more of 
them have power to hold General Quarter sessions of the Peace for 
the City and County and that the Mayor Recorder and Eldest Alder- 
man be of the Quorum 

That the Corporation Aforesaid have A Confirmation and Grant 
of the Lands they hold on Nassaw Island, the Ferry, Ferry Houses 
and Appurtenances thereunto belonging and Appertaining. 

That the Mayor, Recorder, sheriff Coroner and (after the death of 
M' William Sharpas) Town Clerk be Elective. 

That No Attorney be Admitted to Practice in the Mayors Court 
but Such as shall be Chosen Elected and Sworn by the Mayor Recorder 
and Aldermen and Approved of by the Govemour, and that the Num- 
ber of Attornys to be Admitted be Limitted and Appointed [199] by 
the Governour and Nominated in the Charter. 

That M'' William Sharpas may be Appointed Town Clerk in the 
Charter for life and that Your Excellency be pleased to Grant to the 
Corporation aforesaid such Other Powers Liberties Franchises Rights 
Free Customs, Jurisdictions Priviledges, Immunities and things as may 
be Need full for the good Rule and Government thereof. 

And Your Excellencys Petitioners 

as in duty bound shall ever pray &c: 

Egbert Van Borsom Rob*. Lurting 

John Chambers John Cruger 

John Roosevelt Harmanus Vangelder 

Obadiah Hunt Phillip Cortlandt 

Samuel Kip Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 

M' Recorder presented to this Court A Draft of A New Charter 
and Confirmation &c : which was read, and Ordered that the Committee 
Appointed to Consider of proper Measures for the Obtaining thereof 
be A Committee to Examine the same and to Consult and Advise with 
M' Murray and such Other Counsel as they shall think Needfull there- 
upon, and make their Report with all Convenient Speed. 



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Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N® the Treasurer to pay to M'' John Brown the Pub- 

497 lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Currt Money of New York in 

full of One Quarter of A years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of July last. 



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

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

fifteenth day of September Anno Domini 

1730. 

Present Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'' Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Phillip Cortlandt 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

Frederick Philipse 

John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 

Egbert Van Borsom 

Samuel Kip 

John Chambers 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to John Wright Watchmaker or 

498 Order the sum of fifteen pounds Current Money of 
Warrant Issued New York it being in full of his Sallary for one 

year and A half for winding up and keeping in 
Order the Publick Clock of this Corporation from the Eighth day of 
November 1728 to the Eighth day of May last being One Year and 
A half. 

Ordered the Treasurer pay to Cornelius De 
N® Peyster ESq^ Treasurer of this City or Order the 

499 sum of five pounds fifteen Shillings Current Money 
Warrant Issued of New York being for the like sum by him dis- 

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of June last being the Anniversary of his Majesties happy Accession 
to the Throne as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited and allowed. 

[200] The Draft of A Petition of this Corporation to the General 
Assembly for Leave to bring in A Bill to Enable this Corporation to 
Repair their City Hall &c : was read and Approved and Ordered the 
same be Engrossed and signed by the Mayor and that the Representa- 
tives of this City and County be desired to present the same and use 
their utmost Endeavours that the Prayer thereof may be Granted. 

The Draft of A Bill to Enable this Corporation to Repair their 
City Hall &c : was read & Approved, and Ordered the same be forthwith 
Engrossed and delivered to any of the Aforesaid Representatives 

Ordered the Treasurer pay to John Cruger ESq^ 

N° or Order the sum of forty pounds Currl Money 

500 of New York it being for the like sum by him dis- 

Warrant Issued burst and paid to Cadwalladar Colden ESq^ his 

Majesties Surveyor General of this Province as a 
Reward and for his fees and service for the Return of his Survey and 
Certificate thereof, for the New Charter and Grant to this Corporation 



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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

17*1' day of September Anno Domini 1730. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsoni 
Samuel Kip 
John Chambers 



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Upon Application of M^ Cornelius Vanhorne Jun^ to this Court 
Acquainting them that many Months past he Petitioned his Excellency 
the Governour for his Majesties Grant for A Certain parcell of Land 
lying in the East River Adjoining and Opposite to his now Wharfe 
for which he had his Excellencys Promise ; but at the Request of this 
Corporation dropt the farther prosecution of his Petition, on their 
Promise that assoon as their new Grant and Charter was Compleated 
they would Grant to the said Cornelius Vanhorne the Land in the East 
River fronting his now Wharfe upon Easier Terms than the expence 
of his Sueing out A Patent for the same would amount unto, in Com- 
plyance with which promise it is Resolved by this Court that this Cor- 
poration will fullfill their promise to the Said Cornelius Vanhorne 
and in some short Convenient time (after their Obtaining their New 
Charter) will Grant to the said Cornelius Vanhorne his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever four hundred foot from Low Water Marke into the 
East River fronting and Opposite to his now Wharfe of three & twenty 
foot in breadth or thereabouts under Covenants and Restrictions that 
the said Cornelius Vanhorne his Heirs &c : Shall not without leave and 
Licence of this Corporation Extend his Wharfs unto the Said East 
River further than his Neighbours on that Key, and shall at his own 
Charge Erect make and keep in Repair A Street of foot in 

breadth fronting the East River to Remain a Publick Street for ever, 
and shall be under the like Regulations and Regulations Covenants 
as his Neighbours on that Key shall be, who may have Grants fronting 
the Said River. 

[201] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay unto M'^ Johannes Peek Boatman 

501 or Order the sum of Eighty Nine pounds Current 
Warrant Issued Money of New York in full for Making finishing 

and Compleating the Peer on the South West side 
of the Great Dock the same being Nine foot longer than was Agreed 
for by the Committee Reported the second day of June last. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Johannes Roome Carpenter 

502 or Order the sum of seventy pounds seventeen Shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and seven pence farthing Currt Money of New 

York itt being in full of his Acct delivered this day 
for Carpenters and Joyners Work, Mens Labour, Materialls Carddge 
Liquor &c : done, found and Expended on fitting up the Library Room 
in the City Hall as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
Nine & twentieth day of September (being 
the feast day of St Michael the Archangell 
Anno Domini 1730 

Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 
Francis Harison ESqf Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Phillip Cortlandt 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuel Kip 
John Chambers 



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Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen of 
each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing this day One 
Alderman, One Assistant two Assessors One Collector and One Petty 
Constable in the five Wards on the south side the fresh Water, and One 
Alderman, One Assistant two Assessors two Collectors two Petty Con- 
stables and four surveyors of Highways for the Out Ward of the Said 
City for the Bowry and Harlem Divisions of the Said Ward to serve 
in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing According to the 
Usage Custom Laws and Ordinances of the said City and Accordingly 
the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the Clock at noon 
to the Office of Town Clerk of the said City under the fiands and seals 
of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenour of the Respective 
Warrants as foUoweth (Vizi) 



Southward -< 



'^Frederick Philipse ESq^ Alderman 

ISaac De Peyster Assistant 

John Le Montes ) . 

1, .J Ai_ t V Assessors 

David Abeel V 

Nicholas Van Taerlingh Collector 

^ Edmund Peers Constable 



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Dock Ward 



Eastward 
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Out Ward 



HarmanusVangelderESq' Alderman 



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John Chambers 
John Thurman 
John Bogaert 
John Pearse 
Henry Michael Cook 
Jolm Cruger ESq^ 
John Moore 
Gerardus Duyckinck 
Simeon Soumain 
George BrinckerhoflF 
Samuel! Myers Cohen 
Anthony Rutgers ESq^ 
Egbert Van Borsom 
John Brown 
Nathaniel Marston 
Peter Noxon 
Timothy Bontekoe 
'^ M^ John Roosevelt 
Peter Rutgers 
John Pintard 
Peter Van Dyck 
Ebenezer Grant 



Assistant 

s Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 



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Assessors 

Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 



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Collector 
Constable 
Alderman 
Assistant 

I Assessors 

Collector 

^ John Abramse Constable 

GerrardusStu)'vesantESq'^ Alderman 
Samuell Kip Assistant 

Jacobus Kip 
Cornelius Cousine 
Thomas Syckells 



Jacob Harsing 
Jacob Semon 
Barent Waldron 
Dirck Bensing 
Arent Bussing 
John Delametre 
Adolph Meyer 



Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
) Surveyors of 
V Highways 
Assessor 
Collector 
Constable 
) Surveyors of 
I Highways 



^ 



for the 
^ Bowry 
Division 



^ 
^ 



for Harlem 
^ Division 



His Excellency John Montgomerie ESq^ Cap! General and Gov- 
cmour in Chief of this Province hath been pleased in Council to Nomi- 
nate Robert Lurting ESq^ the Present Mayor of this Corporation to 
be Mayor of this City of New York for the year Ensueing, and Henry 



a8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Beeknian ESq^ to be Sheriff of the City and County of New York for 
the year Ensueing. 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peyster 
ESq*" tlie Present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation be, 
and is hereby Elected and Appointed Chamberlain or Treasurer of this 
Corporation for the year Ensueing M^ Mayor hath Appointed M^ 
Edmund Peers (who was this day Elected Constable of the South 
Ward) to be High Constable of this City for the year Ensueing. 

Order D M*" Mavor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
South Ward of this City to Elect a Constable to Serve for the Said 
Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of M^ Edmund Peers (who 
is Appointed High Constable of this City) and that the Election be 
on Wednesday the seventh day of October Next. 



Citv of ) ,^,^ Att A Common Council held at the 

I ^S 
New York\ "" City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 

thirteenth day of October Anno Dofff 1730 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Hanson ESq'^ Recorder 
John Cniger 
Harmanns \angelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerardus Stu\*vesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
[203] John Roosevelt 

Obadiah Hunt 
Egbert \'an Borsom 
Sanniell Kip 
John Chambers 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



>» Assistants 



A Draft of Ac Xew Charter and Confirmation to this Corporatioo 
was read and Approved ( Xemine Contra dicente) and Ordered that 
tbit Coaa nk tee who hare had the Management d^reof be a Co mmitte e 
Id take proper Measures to hare the same Engrossed finished & Com- 
ptealed and tibe seal Afibced with all Expedition, and Oukked tint 
Akienfnaci Vanpekier be Added to die said Committee. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 29 

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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the fourteenth day of October Anno Domini 
1730 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuvvcsant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Egbert Van Borsoni 
Samuell Kip 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
Isaac De Pevster 



^ 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



J 



>* Assistants 



This day the Mayor Attended by the Recorder Aldermen Assist- 
ants Sheriflf Town Clerk Chamberlain High Constable Petty Consta- 
bles and Other Officers of this Corporation at the Hour of Eleven in 
tfae forenoon of the same day went in their formalities from the City 
Hall to his Majesties Garrison Fort George and then and there waited 
upon his Excellency John Montgomerie ESq*^ Cap*. General and Gov- 
cmour in Chief of this Province in Council where the Aforesaid Robert 
Lurting ESq'^ was again sworn Mayor of this City and Henry Beek- 
man ESqf high Sheriff of this City and County for the year Ensueing, 
and where the said Robert Lurting, John Cruger Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse Gerrardus Stuyvesant Anthony Rutgers and John 
Roosevelt ESq*? were sworn Justices of the Peace for the City and 
County of New York having first taken the Oaths Appointed to be 
taken by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and 
supremacy the Abjuration Oath and the Test and thereupon his Ex- 
cellency delivered unto them their Respective Commissions, whereupon 
the Mayor Attended as Aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where 
after the Ringing of three Bells the Commissions of the Mayor and 
sheriff were Published and then they Repaired to the Common Council 
Chamber where the Mayor Resumed the Chair and then the aforesaid 
Oaths and Test were Administred to the above Mentioned Aldermen 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



and Assistants with the Oaths for the due Execution of their Respec- 
tive Offices, who took their places Accordingly. 

The same Oaths were also then Administred unto Cornelius De 
Peyster ESq^ Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation and the 
Oath of his Office. 

The Oaths Appointed by Law as Aforesaid with the Oath of Office 
of A Constable was also then Administred unto M*^ Edmund Peers 
high Constable of this City and to the following Constables (Vizt) 

East Ward John Abrahamsen. John Roome Since Sworn his Deputy 

West Ward Thomas Wenman 

North Ward Timothy Bontecou 

South Ward John Scott. Daniell Lynsen Since Sworn his Deputy 

Dock Ward Christopher Nicholson. Sworn in the Stead of Samuel! 

Myers [Cohen] a Jew 
Bowry Nicholas Dyckman. Sworn upon A New Election in 

Stead of Thomas Syckells not able to serve 
Harlem Arent Bussing 

[204] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Out Ward to Elect A Constable for the Bowry Division of the Said 
Ward in the Room of Thomas Syckells (lately Elected into that 
Office) who is very Old & Infirm and Very Sick, not likely long to live 
and not Capable to Execute that Office, and that the Election be on 
Saturday the 24*** Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Qerk 

503 or Order the sum of Eleven pounds four Shillings 
Warrant Issued Currt Money of New York in full of half A Years 

Sallary due and Ending this day and for Pen Ink 
and Paper for one year Ending the same time as Appears by his Ace? 
which is Audited by this Court & allowed 

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

504 this City or Order the sum of three pounds two 
Warrant Issued Shillings and six pence Currt Money of New York 

in full of one quarter of A Years sallary due and 
Ending this day, and for Cleaning the Library Room, for A Knob for 
the Common Council Room Door and for A Journey to Harlem as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited in Common Council & allowed. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 31 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Rutgers Alderman 
Roosevelt Mf Moore M^ Rutgers and M'' De: Peyster or any four 
of them be a, Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Accompts 
and all Other Publick Accounts of this Corporation, and make their 
Report of their Audit on the Treasurers Books and Ace*? with all 
Convenient Expedition. 

Order'd there be A Bonfire at the Usual place within this City at 
the Charge of this Corporation on fryday the thirtieth day of this 
Instant October with the Usual quantity of good Wine (it being the 
Anniversary of his Majestys Birthday and that the Treasurer Provide 
the same. 

Ordered that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this 
Corporation (A Law Entitled a Law for Regulating Indentures of 
Apprenticeship, and a Law Entitled Carmen not to drive over the 
Common Sewer only Excepted.) and all the Laws Orders and Ordi- 
nances of this Corporation which were made Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lished and Published the two and twentieth day of July last past and 
also the following Laws (Viz*) A Law for Marking of Butter. A 
Law against Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brickmakers and 
Charcoale Burners A Law Establishing fees for the Sloughter 
Houses A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gam- 
ing with Moneys or for Moneys A Law for Regelating the Burial of 
Slaves. A Law Relating to the Repacking of Beef and Pork. A Law 
Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay. A Law Prohibiting 
Sloughter Houses in the Out Ward. A Law Restraining the Shipping 
or Exporting Beef or Pork till Repacked. A Law Restraining the 
Cutting Hoopsticks and Saplings upon the Commons. A Law giving 
A Reward to any Person or Persons who Shall Apprehend any Negro 
or Indian Slaves Offending against any of the Acts of General As- 
sembly of this Province A Law Appointing A Markett place for Corn 
and Meal and A By-Law Entituled A By Law for the better securing 
of the City of New York from the Danger of Gunpowder. And all 
Other Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation (not above 
Excepted) be and are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established 
and Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force 
and Vertue for three Montlis from and after the date hereof and the 
same Laws were after the Ringing of three Bells Published Accord- 
ingly. 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[205] City of / ^« Bv THE Mayor AND Aldermkx 

New York J Assize of Bread 

Ordkr'd the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Viz«) 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh ten Ounces and a half 
Ounce for A penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh one pound and five 
Ounces for two pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh to iceigli two pounds 
twelve Ounces and an half Ounce for four pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds and two 
Ounces for four pence half penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh four pounds and three 
Ounces for Six pence. 

A Wh eaten Loaf (the Courscst Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise) to weigh three pounds and seven Ounces for four pence. 

A Wh eaten Loaf (the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise) to weigh three pounds and fourteen Ounces for four pence 
half penny. 

A Wheaten Loaf (the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise) to weigh five pounds and three Ounces for Six pence. 
Wheat being at four Shillings ^ Bushell. 

And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers w^ithin this City do take Notice hereof 
and make their Bread Accordingly 

And all Bakers are hereby Required to take Notice, that after the 
first day of February next they make no half Bitt, or four pence half 
penny loaves of Bread for sale, but only loaves of One penny, two 
pence, four pence, and Six pence each loaf and not Others. Dated at 
the City Hall the Nine and twentieth day of December in the fourth 
year of his Majesties Reign Anno Domini 1730 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



33 



>-ESq*'? Aldermen 



J 



>* Assistants 



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

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the thirteenth day of January Anno Dom 

1730/31 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus \''angeldcr 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Egbert Van Borsoni 
Samuell Kip 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* Treasurer to pay to Harman Bussing, Robert Camp- 

505 bell, Roeliff \^an Maepelen, Jacobus Delamontagne, 
Warrant Issued Michael Conielisse and John Delamontagne the 

Sum of thirty Six pounds Currt Money of New York 
in full of their sallary as Watch & Bellmen of this City from the first 
day of May last past to the first day of November then following being 
Six Months 

[205*] Ordered that all the Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Cor- 
poration which were Made Ordained Renewed Established and Pub- 
lished on the fourteenth day of October last be and are hereby Made 
Ordained Renewed Established and Published, and Ordf:r*d to be 
Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months from 
and after the date hereof and the same Laws were (after the Ringing 
of three Bells published Accordingly. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell Marshall of 

506 this City or Order the sum of two pounds fourteen 
Warrant Issued Shillings Current Money of New York in full of 

one Quarter of A Years Sallary due and Ending 
the fourteenth Instant, for A Journey to Harlem & Sweeping the Chim- 

* Mistake in original pagination. 
V«I. IV.-.3 



34 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



ney in the Common Council Chamber as Appears by his AccJ which 
is Audited & allowed. 



No 

507 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M'^ John Cure or Order the sum 
of three pounds Eighteen Shillings and Nine pence 
Current Money of New York it being for Expences 
of this Corporation at his House at the time of sur- 
veying the Boundaries of this City from Bestivers Killitie to the Fort 
and from Whitehall to Corlears hook as Appears by his Accl which is 
Audited and allowed 



City 
New York 



of J 

!^orkj 



SS 



>-ESq" Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
fourteenth of January Anno DoITT i73o[-i.] 

Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq'' Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangeldor 
Frederick Phil ipso 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuell Kip 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
Isaac De Pevster 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq'' 
Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of five 
pounds Nine Shillings and six pence Current Money 
of New York, being for the like sum by him dis- 
bursed for a Bonfire and Wine &c : on the thirtieth day of October last 
being the Anniversary of his Majesties Birth day as Appears by his 
Acct which was Audited and allowed. 

A Draft of A Mortgage from this Corporation to James De Lancey 
ESq^ for A thousand pounds with Interest was read and Approved 
and Ordered it be Engrossed and that the Mayor Execute the same 
under the seal of this Corporation. 



No 

508 

Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



35 



Recjolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that two hundred pounds 
Current Money of this Colony be borrowed by this Corporation on 
Interest for one year towards defraying the Expence of procuring A 
New Charter and Confirmation to this Corporation &c: and that M'' 
Mayor Alderman Cruger Alderman Philipse M*" Chambers and Mf 
Moore or any three of them whereof the Mayor to be one be A Com- 
mittee to procure the same and that the Mayor Execute and afiix the 
seal of this Corporation to A Bond or Bonds for the same, and that 
the said Committee dispose thereof to the uses aforesaid 

Resolved this Corporation Address his Excellency the Govemour 
for his great favours and Goodness Shewn to this Corporation in Grant- 
ing their Petition Ordering & directing [206] his Majesties Letters 
Patent for A New Charter and Confirmation &c: to this Corporation 
That M^ Recorder draw A Draft thereof and deliver the same to the 
above Committee for their Approbation 

Order'd Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Rutgers, Alderman 
Roosevelt, M'' Rutgers and Mf De Peyster or any three of them be 
a Committee to Inspect the City Hall and the Cupulo and what Need- 
full and Nessessary Reparations are wanting thereunto and that they 
Employ able Workmen and procure Materialls Sufficiently to Repair 
the same, and that it be performed with all Convenient Expedition 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to Alderman John Cruger ESq^ 

509 the sum of thirty pounds Current Money of New 

Warrant Issued York by him to be paid unto Richard Bradley ESq^ 

his Majesties Attorney General of this Province 
for his fees and Other services in passing the New Charter of this 
Corporation 



Cit>' of ) «« Bv the Mayor and Aujermex 



:it>'of ) 
w York J 



New York J Assize of Bread 

Order D the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Vizi) 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eleven Ounces and A 
half Ounce for A penny. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh One pound & Seven 
Ounces for two pence 



36 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds and two 
Ounces for four pence 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh four pounds and twelve 
Ounces for Six pence 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds and fourteen Ounces for four pence. 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran bnl\ taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh five pounds and fourteen Ounces for Six pence. 

A Wheatex loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh seven pounds and fourteen Ounces for Eight pence, 
wheat being at three Shillings and Six pence %? Bushell. 

And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for sale within this 
City than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) 
and that all Bakers within this City do take Notice hereof and make 
their Bread Accordingly 

Dated at the City Hall the third Day of February in the fourth 
year of his Majesties Reign Anno Domini i73o[-i.] 

^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Cl 



[207] City of J f;.^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New York i City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

Eighth of February Anno DoiH i73o[-i.] 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger "^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Egbert Van Borsom ^ 

John Chambers 

John Moore ^Assistants 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevstcr 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



J 



J 



The following Address was read Approved and signed by this 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 37 

Court and Ordered the same be delivered to his Excellency on the 
Receipt of the New Charter 

To His Excellency the Honourable John Mont- 
gomerie ESq'^ Cap'. General and Governour in Chief of 
his Majesties Provinces of New York and New Jersey 
and Territories depending thereon in America and Vice 
Admiral of the same &c: 

The Humble Address of the Mayor Alder- 
men and Commonality of the City of New York 

May it Pleask Your Excellency 

The Goodness and Indulgence which you have upon all Occasions 
Expressed and Shew'd to his Majestys Subjects in this Province first 
Encouraged us under an Administration which demonstrated Your 
Paternal love and Care for the People Committed to your Government 
and Protection to become Your Excellencies humble Suitors for the 
Enlargement of the Rights Liberties Priviledges and Franchises of 
this Corporation and the better and farther security and Confirmation 
of the several Estates and Properties of many i'ts very worthy Mem- 
bers, upon all these Emergencies Your Excellency was Pleased to give 
us an uncommon Freedom of Access, and his Majestys Royal and 
most Gracious Charter will be A Lasting Monument of what your 
Excellency was frequently pleased to Charge and inculcate to us, 
that the Interest Honour and Dignity of the Crown of Great Brittain 
were the first and Principal things to be Considered in Your Own 
Proceedings upon this Grant and Ought to be so in all Ours. 

May it Please Your Excellency 

Though the Existence of this Corporation be Antient yet it seems 
to have Received i'ts full Maturity under Your Excellencys Adminis- 
tration, and if we Reflect on the Pain and Struggle which the Nation 
has suffered for the security of Religion Liberty and Property 
since the date of our first Charter so near that ever Memorable -^ra 
the Coronation of our great Deliverer King William the tliird of 
Glorious and Immortal Memorv even to this dav, we who bv our 
distant situation feel not the Immediate Influence of our Countrvs 
Councils and Inimatable Actions have the Justest Cause of Joy & Grati- 
tude while under the best and Greatest of Monarchs and his Repre- 
sentative truely worthy of that great Title we sec all those Blessings 
which Peace or War have procured for Great Brittain derived to us 
by your (icncrous & liberal hand Guided and Influenced by the Ex- 
ample of your Excellencys Royal Master 



38 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

May it Please Your Excellency 

Your Just good and wise Administration would Admitt us to 
Carry this Allusion much farther but to dwell upon Particulars would 
Swell our thanks [208] to the Bulk of our Benefits Received, yet our 
Gratitude will not suffer us to be silent or unthankfuU upon the Great 
Addition made to our Priviledges, the New and Beneficial Extent of our 
Soil and Jurisdiction and your Excellencys good and provident Con- 
cession that the Exercise of the Law our Common Bulwark & security 
Should not hereafter become A Burthen upon those whom it was 
Intended to protect We shall no longer Trespass upon Your Excel- 
lencys time than by desireing leave to Assure Your Excellency that 
our lives and fortunes are devoted to the support and Maintainance 
of the Crown of Great Brittain in his Majestys most sacred Person 
and the Protestant succession in his Illustrious House which we pray 
may be Established to the End of time in A Race of Princes descended 
from so great A Monarch and A Royal Consort the Ornament of her 
sex and the Pattern and Example of all Princely Vertues. We hope 
and we beseech Heaven for his Majesties long life and Reign over us 
and that your Excellency may Continue his Representative here till 
he Shall Call you to more Arduous Affairs and the blessing of A 
Nearer Attendance on his Royall Person. 

We are May it Please your Excellency 

Your Excellencys Most Obedient 
and most faithfull 
Humble servants 

Robert Lurting 
Fra: Harison 
Egbert Van Borsom John Cruger 

JrP Chambers H : Vangelder 

John Moore Jun*" Fred : Philipse 

ISaac De Pevster Gerrardus Stuvvesant 

Petrus Rutgers Antho: Rutgers 

Samuell Kip John Roosevelt 

Upon Application of Richard Bradley ESq^ his Majesties Attorney 
General of this Province it is Resolved by this Court that this Court 
will Issue their Warrant to the Treasurer of this Corporation to pav 
to the Said Richard Bradley or Order the sum of forty pounds Currt 
Money of New York out of the first Moneys that Shall be paid into 
the hands of the said Treasurer by \'ertue of An Act of General 
Assembly of this Colony made the last Sittiuj^; thereof Iiniitiiled Ax 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 39 

Act for paying Richard Bradley ESq'^ One hundred & fifty pounds 
and Henry Beekman ESq'^ the sum of seventeen pounds ten Shillings 
for the Consideration and in the manner therein mentioned. 



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

New York I City Hall of the said City on Thursday 

the Eleventh day of February Anno Dom. 
i73o[-i.] 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbrooke 

Egbert Van Borsoni 

Samuell Kip 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

Gerrardus Beekman 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



This day Mr Mayor Attended by M*^ Recorder the Aldermen As- 
sistants High Sheriff, Chamberlain, Town Clerk, Coroner, High Con- 
stable Petty Constables & [209] Other Officers of this Corporation 
at the hour of ten in the Forenoon of the same day went in their 
formalities from the City Hall to his Majestys Garrison Fort George 
and there waited upon his Excellency John Montgomerie ESq^ Cap! 
General and Governour in Chief of this Province in Council who then 
was pleased in the presence of this Court (the Representatives of this 
Corporation) to deliver unto Robert Lurting ESq^ the Present Mayor 
of this Corporation his Majestys Royal and most Gracious Charter to 
the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of this City under the Great 
Seal of this Province and thereupon the Oaths Appointed by Act of 
Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and 
supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath were Administred to the 
Said Robert Lurting ESq*" as Mayor, Clerk of the Markett and Water 



40 MIxXUTES OF THE COMiMON COUNCIL 

Bayliff of the City of New York and one of his Majestys Justices of the 
Peace of the City & County of New York and also the usual Oaths of 
Office of Mayor Clerk of the Markett and Water Bayliff and Justice 
of the Peace in the Presence of his Excellency the Governour and 
Council and in the Presence of all the Aldermen and Members of this 
Court Whereupon this Court presented the following Address to 
his Excellency which was read unto him by M*" Recorder in the Words 
following- (Vizi) 

To his Excellency John Montgomerie ESq^ Capl 
General and Governour in Chief of his Majestys Prov- 
inces of New York and New Jersey and Territories de- 
pending thereon in America and Vice Admiral of the 
same &c: 

The Humble Address of the Mayor Alder- 
men and CommonaHty of the City of New York 

May it I^le^xse Your Excellency 

The Goodness and Indulgence which You have upon all Occasions 
Expressed and Shew'd to his Majestys Subjects in this Province first 
Encouraged us under an Administration which demonstrated your 
Paternal love and Care for the People Committed to Your Government 
and Protection to become your Excellencys humble Suitors for the 
Enlargement of the Rights Liberties Priviledges and Franchises of this 
Corjx)ration and the better and farther security and Confirmation of 
the several Estates and Properties of many i'ts very worthy Members, 
upon all their Emergencies your Excellency was pleased to give us an 
1 mcommon Freedom of Access, and his Majestys Royal and most Gra- 
cious Charter will be A lasting Monument of what your Excellency was 
frequently pleased to Charge and inculcate to us, that the interest 
Honour and Dignity of the Crown of C^rcat Brittain were the first and 
Principal things to be Consider'd in Your own proceedings upon this 
Grant and Ought to be so in all ours. 

May it Please Your Excellexcv 

Though the Existence of this Corporation be Antient yet it seems 
to have Received its full Maturity under Your Excellencys Adminis- 
tration, and if we Reflect on the pain and Struggle which the Nation 
has suffered for the Security of Religion Liberty and Property since 
the date of our first Charter so near that ever Memorable Mra. the 
Coronation of our great deliverer King William the third of Glorious 
and Immortal Memorv even to this dav, we who by our distant Situa- 
tion feel not the immediate influence of our Countrvs Councils and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 41 

intmatable Actions have the Justest Cause of Joy and Gratitude while 
under the best and Greatest of Monarchs and his Representative truly 
worthy of that great Title we see all those Blessings which Peace or 
War have procured for Great Brittain derived to us by your Generous 
and liberal hand Guided and influenced by the Example of your Ex- 
cellencys Royal Master. 

May it Please Your Excellency 

Your Just Good and wise Administration would Admit us to Carry 
[210] this Allusion much farther, but to dwell upon particulars would 
Swell our thanks to the Bulk of our Benefitts Received, yet our Grati- 
tude will not suffer us to be silent or unthankfuU upon the Great Addi- 
tion made to our Priviledges. the New & beneficial Extent of our Soil 
and Jurisdiction and your Excellencys good and Provident Conces- 
sion that the Excercise of the Law our Common Bulwark and security 
should not hereafter become A Burthen upon those whom it was in- 
tended to Protect. 

We Shall no longer trespass upon Your Excellency's time than 
by desiring leave to Assure your Excellency that our lives and fortunes 
arc devoted to the support and Maintainance of the Crown of Great 
Brittain in his Majestys most sacred Person and the Protestant suc- 
cession in his Illustrious House which We pray may be Established 
to the End of time in a Race of Princes descended from so Great A 
Monarch and A Royal Consort the Ornament of her Sex & the Pattern 
and Example of all Princely Vertucs. We hope and we beseech 
heaven for his Majestys long life and Reign over us and that your 
Excell. may Continue his Representative here till he Shall Call you to 
more Arduous Affairs and the blessing of A Nearer Attendance on his 
Royal Person. 

We are May it Please your Excellency 

Your Excellencys Most Obedient 
and Most faithfull 
Humble servants 

Robt Lurting 
Era: Harison 
Egbert Van Borson John Cruger 

John Chambers H: Vangelder 

John Moore Jun*^ Fred : Philipse 

ISaac De Peyster Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Petnis Rutgers Anth : Rutgers 

Samuell Kip John Roosevelt 



42 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

To which Address his Excellency was pleased to make the follow- 
ing Answer (Viz*) 

Gentlemen 

I am Very glad that it has been in my power to promote the Pros- 
perity and interest of the City of New York which I believe I have 
Effectually done by now delivering to your Mayor the Kings Royal 
and most Gracious Charter 

It gives me great satisfaction, my being fully Assured that the 
Officers Named in the Charter are fit for their respective Trusts and 
will do their duty, with a Strict regard for his Majesties service and 
the good of the City. t \/t 

^ -^ J MONTGOMERIE 

Thereupon M^ Mayor Acquainted his Excellency that Pursuant to 
the Authority unto him Granted by the Aforesaid Charter he had 
Appointed John Cruger ESq^ one of the Aldermen of the said City to 
be Deputy Mayor if his Excellency Approved thereof to which his 
Excellency Answer 'd he very well liked the Choice and Approved of 
the said John Cruger ESq^ to be Deputy Mayor Accordingly. Where- 
upon (after drinking the Kings health His Excellency the Governours 
and Prosperity to the Corporation[)] M^ Mayor Attended as aforesaid 
Returned to the Citv Hall to the Common Council Chamber and Re- 
sumed the Chair and then According to the directions of the said 
Charter Administred the Aforesaid Oaths Appointe'd by Act of Parlia- 
ment to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and supremacy 
the Test and Abjuration Oath and the proper Oaths for the due 
Execution of their Respective Offices unto the Respective Officers fol- 
lowing (Viz*) unto John Cruger ESq^ Deputy Mayor Francis Harison 
ESq'^ Recorder, John Cruger ESq*" Alderman of the Dock Ward, 
Harmanus Vangelder ESq'^ Alderman of the West Ward Frederick 
Philipse ESqf Alderman of the South Ward, Gerrardus Stnyvesant 
[211] ESqf Alderman of the Out Ward, Anthony Rutgers FSq^ Alder- 
man of the North Ward John Roosevelt ESq'^ Alderman of the East 
Ward, and Johannes Hardenbrocck ESq*^ Alderman of the Montgom- 
erie Ward (who were also then sworn Justices of the Peace for the City 
and County of New York). Henry Beekman ESq^ Sheriff M' Egbert Van 
Borsom Assistant of the North Ward, M^ Samuell Kip Assistant of the 
Out Ward, M*^ John Chambers Assistant of the West Ward M*^ John 
Moore Assistant of the Dock Ward, M' Petrus Rutgers Assistant of 
the East Ward, M^ ISaac De Peyster Assistant of the South Ward 
and M' Gerrardus Beekman Assistant of Montgomcrie Ward, Cornelius 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 43 

De Peyster ESq'^ Chamberlain or Treasurer, William Sharpas Common 
Clerk or Town Clerk, Richard Nicholls ESq^ Coroner M^ Robert 
Crannell Marshall, M*^ Edmund Peers high Constable and Christopher 
Nicholson, Thomas Wenman John Scott. John Abramson, and Arent 
Bussing Petty Constables of the said City after which done the Re- 
corder Aldermen and Assistants took their places at the Board Accord- 
ingly, and soon after the Court went down to the Entrance of the 
City Hall and after the Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation 
made for Silence Caused the said Charter to be published and then 
Returned to the Common Council Chamber where the Mayor Resumed 
the Chair and the Members of this Court took their Several place [s] 
and then. 

Ordek'd (Xemine Contra dicente) 

Acknowledgment to that Mr Mayor and the Rest of the 

M^ Murray for Revising Gentlemen of the Committee Appointed 

Amending & Compleating by this Board to wait upon his Excel- 

the Draught of the Charter lency the Govemour about sealing and 

perfecting the New Charter do in the 
Name of this Corporation Return the thanks of this Board to Joseph 
Murray ESq^ Attorney at Law for that he at our Request was pleased 
to Revise Amend and Compleat the draught of the Said Charter in 
which he has given us a lasting Instance of his great Learning Ability 
and Integrity in his Profession as well as for his Regard to this Corpo- 
ration : and since he is pleased to Refuse any Reward for A Work so 
well and Judiciously performed, we hope Nevertheless that he will 
give us leave to Perpetuate our Gratitude for his services by Entring 
these our Acknowledgments in the Books of the Corporation. 

This Court do also Return their 
Thanks to M*" Chambers hearty thanks unto M*" John Chambers 
for his services in Assisting Attorney at Law and one of the Mem- 
procuring Expediting & fin- bers of the Common Council of this City 
ishing of the Charter. for his Great Care Diligence and solici- 

tation he hath been at in Assisting the 
Procuring Expediting and finishing the Said Charter for the Seal. 

Robert Lurting ESq'' Mayor, Francis Harison ESq^ Reconivr, 
Frederick Philipse, Gerrardus Stuyvesant and John Roosevelt ESq^ 
Mf Samuel! Kip, M^ ISaac De Peyster and M*" John Moore (all Mem- 
bers of this Courtf)] were sworn Freemen of this Corporation and 
Order'o to be Req^stred Accordingly 



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Order'd this Corporation do Compliment James De Lancey ESq^ 
Peter Warren ESq^ Commander of his Majestys Ship solebay, James 
Alexander ESq'^ William Jamison and William Smith Gen*. Attorneys 
at Law and John Avery Gent Each with the Freedom of this Corpora- 
tion 

February the 20^« Anno DoM. i73o[-i.] 

Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen of 
each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing within their 
Respective Wards the several Officers hereafter mentioned to serve in 
their Respective offices untill the fourteenth day of October next and 
from thence untill Other fitt [212] Persons be Elected and sworn in 
their Room According to the directions of the Royal Charter and Ac- 
cordingly the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the 
Clock at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the said Citty under the 
hands of the Respective Aldermen, that the Freemen and Freeholders 
being Inhabitants of their Respective Wards did assemble and Meet 
together within their Respective Wards at the time and place by them 
Respectively appointed and then and there by Plurality of Voices or 
Votes did Elect and Choose the Persons hereafter mentioned being 
Freemen or Freeholders Inhabiting within the Said Wards to serve in 
the Respective Offices hereafter mentioned for the Said Wards untill the 
fourteenth day of October next or untill Other fitt Persons are Elected 
and sworn in their Room (Mz*| )] 



East Ward 
West Ward 
North Ward 
South Ward 
Dock Ward 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



Out Ward 



Benjamin Thomas 

Robert Todd 

Richard Phillpot 

Simon Appell 

Daniel Gotier 
'^Benjamin Peck 

Cornelius Courtrecht 
^ James Ballereau 

Thomas Grant 
^Joseph Latham 
^Jacobus Ryckman 

Nicholas Dyckman 

Jacob Someryndyk 

Johannes Waldron 

Jacob Myer 



^ Constables 



i 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Constables 



Assessor ^ for the 

Dowry 
Division 
Assessor ) for Harlem 
Constable C Division 






OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 45 

City of J v;c ^^"^ ^ Common Council held at the 

New York i " City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the one and thirtieth dav of March Anno 
Domini 1731. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipsc 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbrocck 
Samuell Kip 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrardus Beekman 



>.ESq'^f Aldennen 



•\ 



>- Assistants 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
Richard Bradley ESq^ his Majesties Attorney General of this Prov- 
ince or Order the sum of fifty pounds Current Money of New York out 
of the first Moneys that Shall Come to his hands bv Vertue of an Act 
of General Assembly of this Colony made in the fourth year of his 
Majesties Reign Entituled An Act for Paying Richard Bradley E?q^ 
one hundred and fifty pounds and Henry Beekman ESq^ the sum of 
Seventeen pounds ten Shillings for the Consideration and in the 
manner therein mentioned. 

The Committee Appointed to borrow One thousand pounds on In- 
terest for the use of this Corporation for procuring A Xcw Charter 
do Report in the words following (\'iz*) 

Pursuant to a Resolve of this Court made in Common Council 
the third day of August last past that one thousand pounds Current 
Money of this Colony be borrowed by this Corporation on Interest for 
one year towards defraying the Expence of procuring a [213] New 
Charter and Confirmation to this Corporation &'c : We the Committee 
thereby Appointed to procure the said Money do Report that we have 
procured the said sum of One thousand pounds of James De Lancey 
ESq'' on the first day of October last for the uses Aforesaid at the 
interest of Eight pounds ^ Centum ^ Annum and that there is now 



46 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

due to t!ie Said James De Lancey ESq^ from this Corporation for the 
Interest of that sum (to witt) from the first day of October last to 
this day Inclusive the sum of forty pounds. And we do further Re- 
port that for and on behalf of this Corporation we have Agreed with 
the said James De Lancey that this Corporation (as a Security for the 
Repayment of the said sum of one thousand pounds with Interest 
Accrueing thereby will Mortgage to him the Lotts of Land Lying on 
the West Side of the Dock between the Weigh House Street and the 
Broad Way, from the Custom House Street four hundred foot into 
the East River beyond low Water Mark, and also a tract of Land in 
the Dowry Division of the Out Ward for one year from the aforesaid 
first day of October which Mortgage is not yet Executed, and are of 
Opinion this Court Ought to Grant A Warrant directed to the 
Treasurer to pay the Aforesaid sum of forty pounds to the Aforesaid 
James De Lancey ESq'^ or Order for the Interest of the Aforesaid 
sum of one thousand pounds from the first day of October last to this 
day Inclusive. And also Order M' Mayor to Execute under the seal 
of this Corporation the Mortgage aforesaid for one year Commencing 
to morrow as A security for the Repayment of the said One thousand 
pounds with the Interest all which is Nevertheless humbly submitted by 

New York March y*: 31*^ 1731 t- J t-»i-m- 

'^ ^^ Fred: Phihpse 

Jn? Chambers 

which Report is Approved and Ordered M'^ Mayor Execute the Mort- 
gage therein mentioned under the seal of this Corporation Accord- 
ingly, the Lease to bear date this day and the Release to morrow. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<^ Treasurer to pay to James De Lancey ESq'^ or 

510 Order the sum of forty pounds Current Money of 

Warrant Issued New York in full of Six Months Interest of one 

thousand pounds from the first day of October last 
to this day Inclusive 

The Committee Appointed to borrow two hundred pounds on In- 
terest for the use of this Corporation towards defraying the Expence 
of procuring A New Charter Report in the Words following (Viz^) 

Pursuant to A Resolve of this Court made in Common Council 
the fourteenth day of January last past, that two hundred pounds Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony be borrowed by this Corporation on Inter- 
est for one year towards defraying the Expence of procuring A New 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 47 

Charter and Confirmation to this Corporation &c : We the Committee 
Appointed to procure the Said Money do Report that we have pro- 
cured the said sum of two hundred pounds of Mf John Chambers on 
the fourteenth day of January last past at the usual Interest of Eight 
pounds ^ Centum ^ Annum for one Year and are humbly of Opinion 
this Corporation Ought to Execute A Bond or IJonds for the Repay- 
ment of the same with the Interest Accordingly which is nevertheless 
submitted by Robl Lurting 

John Cruger 
Fred : Philipse 
John Moore Jun'" 
which Report is Approved, And Order'd M^ Mayor Execute two 
Bonds this day for the Repayment of the Same Accordingly, and two 
Bonds were Executed in Common Council each in the Penalty of two 
hundred and Sixteen pounds with Condition of each, for payment of 
one hundred & Eight pounds to the said John Chambers &c: on or 
before the one & thirtieth day of March next Ensueing. 

Ordered M^ Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
X*^ Treasurer to pay to M^ John Chambers or Order the 

511 sum of three pounds Current Money of New York 

Warrant Issued in full of the Interest of two hundred pounds bor- 
rowed of him by this Corporation the fourteenth 
day of January last to this day Exclusive 

[214] Order'd that Alderman Cruger Alderman Rutgers Alderman 
Roosevelt M^ Moore M^ Rutgers and M^ De Peyster or any four 
of diem be a Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Accompts 
and all Other Publick Accompts of this Corporation and make Report 
of their Audit on the Treasurers Books and Accompts with all Con- 
venient Expedition 

Order'd that M'^ Mayor, M^ Recorder, Alderman Cruger, Alder- 
man Vangelder, Alderman Philipse Alderman Rutgers, Alderman 
Roosevelt. M^ Chambers, M^ Moore M^ Rutgers, Mr De Peyster & 
M^ Beekman or any five of them be a Committee to Revise the Laws 
of this Corporation and to Report what Laws Ought to be Continued 
and Amended, and what New Laws are need full to be made and 
Established. And that the said Committee do meet on Thursday the 
Eighth day of April next Ensueing at the City Hall at Nine A Clock 
in the Morning, and there to Continue and meet, at least once a 
Week untill they have Compleated the same, and that all Other 
Members of this Court may be present at the said Committee if they 
please. And also that the said Committee do Consider of the best 



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ways and Methods of laying out and disposing of the Letts on the 
West Side of the Dock and the Water Lotts on the East River, and 
to find out A proper place for the Erecting of a Warehouse for the 
use of this Corporation and to Consider of ways and means for Ad- 
vancing the Revenue of this Corporation and the Speedy payment of 
their debts, and make their Report with all Convenient Expedition. 



City of ) gg 
Mew Yorkv 



Present 



^ 



>.ESq" Aldermen 






>. Assistants. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of tlie said City on Thursday the 
fifteenth day of April Anno Don! 1731 

Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuel Kip 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrardus Beekman 
The following Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporatic^n 
as well those Printed as those not Printed were this dav bv the Mavor 
Aldermen & Assistants of this Corporation Convened in Common 
Council and by the Authority of the same. Made Revived Renewed Or- 
dained & Established and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full 
force and Vertue for three Months from and after the date hereof, and 
Accordingly were Published at the City Hall after the Ringing; of three 
Bells & Proclamation made for silence &c : 
For the Observation of the I^rds Dav 
Concerning Strangers 

None to keep Publick House without Licence 
Survevors of the Citv 
To Prevent Fire 
Regulations for the Market 
A Law for Increasing the Market 
A Law for Marking of Bread 
A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 
A I^w for Regulating the Sale of Beer and Cyder by Retail 
A Law Appointing A Place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 49 

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

A Law Prohibiting Burning Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law Against Trading with Soldiers for their Cloaths Arms or 
Accoutrements 

[215] A Law for Regulating and Establishing of Fees for the Invit- 
ers to Funerals 

Assize of Bread 

Regulations for Carmen 

Masters of Vessells to give Account of their Passengers 

Common Council to Appear upon summons 

Guagers Packers and Cullers 

Freemen and Apprentices 

Laws and Orders for the Governiiient of the Dock & Slips of this 
City. 

Regulations for paying Dock Money 

A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in the Dock 
of this City 

A Law against firing Guns in the Streets &c. 

Against Killing Cattle any where but at the Sloughter Houses 

A Law Imposing A fine on Such as Refuse to Watch 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys of the said City 

A Law Prohibiting Sweeping the Streets in time of Rain 

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

A Law Prohibiting Swine to Run at large 

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

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to Prohibit Digging Holes & Cutting Sods on the Commons 

For Preventing Frauds in Firewood 

For Supplying the Vacancy of Such Publick Elective Magistrates 
and Officers as may Dye, Remove or Refuse to Serve &c : 

Fine of Magistrates and Officers that Refuse to Serve 

A Law for Regulating of F'ences in the Bowry Division of the 
Out Ward 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes in the City of Xcw York 

Aldermen Authorized to put the Laws in Execution 

Officers to be Observent in the Execution of these Laws 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law Against Cutting Timber on the Commons bv Brickmakers 
A Charcoal Burners 

Vol. IV.-4 



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A Law Establishing Fees for the Sloughter Houses 

A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes & Indians from Gaming with 

Moneys or for Moneys 

A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves 

A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay 

A Law Prohibiting Sloughter Houses in the Out Ward 

A Law Restraining the Shiping or Exporting of Beef or Pork 

till Repacked 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks and Saplings on the 

Commons 

A Law giving a Reward to any Person or Persons who shall 

Apprehend any Negro or Indian Slaves Offending agl any of the Acts 

of General Assembly of this Colony 

A Law Appointing A Market place for Com and Meal. 

A Law for the better Securing of the Cit\' of New York from the 

Danger of Gunpowder 

Order'p the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of 

512 this City or Order the sum of fifteen pounds Cur- 

Warrant Issued rent Money of New York in full of half A years 

Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant and 
also for five pounds by him disbursed and paid to M^ Abraham Lodge 
for Entring fair in A Book the Charter of this City for the use of the 
Corporation with Marginal Notes as Appears by his Acct which was 
Audited bv this Court and Allowed. 

m 

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

New Yorkl City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

twenty second day of April Anno Doin 

1731 
Present Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Egbert \''an Borsoni 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
ISaac De Pcyster 
Gerrardus Beekman 



>.ESq'? Aldermen 






>» Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 51 

Tlie Conuiiittee Appointed to Revise the Laws &c: do Report that 

they think it Requisite that the two following Laws be forthwith 

Ordained PuWished and Printed, upon [216] which the Said two Laws 

were three times Read and Approved and Ordered the Same be and are 

hereby Made Ordained & Established Laws of this Corporation and 

Order'd to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three 

Months from and after the date hereof and that they be forthwith 

Printed and Published and Accordingly the same were (after the 

Ringing of three Bells & Proclamation made for silence) published 

at liie City Hall in the words following (Viz*) 

Cuyof ^ «^ A Law for Regulating Negro's & Slaves 
Xlw York^ IN THE Night time 

I>E IT OrDvUNEd by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of 
the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same that from henceforth No Negro, 
Mulatto or Indian slave above the Age of fourteen years do presume 
to be or Appear in any of the Streets of this City on the South side of 
the fresh Water in the Night time above an hour after sun sett. And 
that if any such Negro Malatto or Indian Slave or slaves as Afore- 
Siiid Shall be found in any of the Streets of this City or in any Other 
place on the South Side of the fresh Water in the Night time above one 
hour after sun sett without A Lanthorn and lighted Candle in itt so 
as the light thereof may be plainly seen (and not in Company with his 
her or their Master or Mistriss or some White Person or White 
SvTvant belonging to the family whose Slave he or she is, or in whose 
service he or she then are) that then and in such Case it Shall and 
iiiay be lawfull for any of his Majestys subjects within the said City 
to Apprehend such slave or slaves not having such Lanthorn and 
Candle, and forthwith Carry him. her or them before the Mayor or 
Recorder or anv one of the Aldermen of the Said Citv (if at A sea- 
sonable hour, and if at an unseasonable hour to tlic Watch House there 
to be Confined untill the Next Morning) who are hereby Authorized 
upon proof of the Offence to Committ Such slave or slaves to the Com- 
mon Gaol for such his, h.er or their Contempt and there to Remain 
untill the Master, Mistriss or Owner of Every such slave or slaves 
shall pay to the Person or Persons who Apprehended and Convicted 
Every such slave or slaves the sum of four Shillings Current Money of 
New York for his, her or their pains and trouble therein with Reason- 
able Charges of Prosecution 

Akd be it further Ordained by the Authorit}- Aforesaid that 
Ever>' Slave or slaves that Shall be Convicted of the Offence Aforesaid 



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before he She or they be discharged out of Custody Shall be Whipped 
at the Publick Whipping Post (not Exceeding forty Lashes) if desired 
by the Master or Owner of such slave or slaves Provided allways and 
it is the Intent hereof that if two or more Slaves (not Exceeding the 
Number of three) be together in any law full Employ or Labour for 
the service of their Master or Mistress (and not Otherwise) and only 
one of them have and Carry such Lanthorn with a Lighted Candle 
therein, the Other slaves in such Company, not Carrying a Lanthorn 
and lighted Candle Shall not be Construed or Intended to be within the 
Meaning and Penalty of this Law, any thing in this Law Contained to 
the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding. Dated at the. City 
Hall the two and twentieth day of April in the fourth year of his 
Majestys Reign Anno Dom 1731 

^ Order of Common Council 

Will Siiarpas Cl 

City of ) ^^. A Law to prevent Strangers from being 

NewYorkl A Charge to this Corporation 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor 
Masters of Vessells or Boats Recorder Alderman and Assistants 
to give Acc^ of their Passengers of the City of New York Convened 

in Common Council, and it is here- 
by Ordained by the Authority of the same That if the Master of any 
Vessell or Boat Shall Import any Strangers or Passengers into this 
City, and do not in the Space of twenty four hours after his Arrival 
give an account of their Names to the Mayor for the time being Such 
Master Shall forfeit forty Shillings for the Said Default. 

[217J And be it further Onlained by 
Constables to Enquire the Authority Aforesaid that the Con- 

after Inmates & Strangers stables of each Ward and Division of the 

Said City and Liberties thereof do from 
time to time make a Strict search and Enquiry within their several 
Wards and Divisions after all Strangers that shall Come Reside or 
Inhabit within the said Wards or Divisions and give a List or Account 
of their Names to the Mavor that further Examination mav be made 
and Order taken therein to Save the City from Charge. 

and be it Ordained by the Authority 
fine on Constables that Aforesaid that if any Stranger or Stranc:ers 
do not give account of whatsoever Shall at any time hereafter Come 
Strangers into any the Wards or Divisions of this City 

and Liberties thereof and Shall there Reside 
and Inhabit by the Space of forty days and A List or Account of their 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 53 

Names Shall not before that time be given to the Mayor or Aldermen 
of the Ward by the G)nstable of such Ward or EHvision the Constables 
for their Neglect Shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty Shillings. 

AND it is further Ordained by the 
fine on Housekeepers Authority aforesaid that all and Every the 

who Entertain Strangers Housekeepers and Inhabitants within this 

City or Liberties thereof that Shall Re- 
ceive any Person or Persons to Lodge or sojourn in their Houses above 
two days Sliall before the third day after his her or their Coming 
thither give Knowledge to the Constable of the Ward or Division 
where Such Person or Persons Shall be so Received, of the Name, 
Sirname dwelling place and Trade of life or place of service of all 
such Person or Persons and for what Cause he She or they Come to 
Reside there under the Penalty of twenty Shillings for each 
Offence One half of all which forfeitures shall be given and disposed 
off to the Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of this Citv 
for the use of this Corporation, and to be Recovered before the Mayor, 
Recorder or anv one of the Aldermen of this Citv. Dated at the Citv 
Hall the two and twentieth day of April in the fourth year of his 
Majestys Reign Anno DoiTT 1731 

^ Order of Common Council 

Will Sharpas Cl 



^ 



City of ^ ^^ An A Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj " C ilty Mall of the said City on Thursday the 

Sixth day of May Anno Dom 1731 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'* Recorder 

John Crugcr 

Harmanus X'angcldcr 

Gerrardus Stuyvosant ^ESq" Aldermen 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Egbert \'an Borsom 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

ISaac Dc Peyster 

Gcrrarcki? Rceknian 






> Assistants 



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before he She or they be discharged out of Custody Shall be Whipped 
at the Publick Whipping Post (not Exceeding forty Lashes) if desired 
by the Master or Owner of such slave or slaves Provided allways and 
it is the Intent hereof that if two or more Slaves (not Exceeding the 
Number of three) be together in any lawfull Employ or Labour for 
the service of their Master or Mistress (and not Otherwise) and only 
one of them have and Carry such Lanthorn with a Lighted Candle 
therein, the Other slaves in such Company, not Carrying a Lanthorn 
and lighted Candle Shall not be Construed or Intended to be within the 
Meaning and Penalty of this Law, any thing in this Law Contained to 
the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding. Dated at the. City 
Hall the two and twentieth day of April in the fourth year oi his 
Majestys Reign Anno Dom 1731 

^ (^rder of Common Council 

Will Sharpas Cl 

City of ) <^^ A Law to prevent Strangers from ueisg 

New York! A Charge to this Corporation 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor 
Masters of Vessells or Boats Recorder Alderman and Assistants 
to give Acc^ of their Passengers of the City of New York Convened 

in Common Council, and it is here- 
by Ordained by the Authority of the same That if the Master of any 
Vessell or Boat Shall Import any Strangers or Passengers into this 
City, and do not in the Space of twenty four hours after his Arrival 
give an account of their Names to the Mayor for the time being Such 
Master Shall forfeit forty Shillings for the Said Default. 

[217] And be it further Or<lained by 
Constables to Enquire the Authority Aforesaid that the Con- 

after Inmates & Strangers stables of each Ward and Division of the 

Said City and Liberties thereof do from 
time to time make a Strict search and Enquiry within their several 
Wards and Divisions after all Strangers that shall Come Reside or 
Inhabit within the said Wards or Divisions and give a List or Account 
of their Names to the Mavor that further Examination mav be made 
and Order taken therein to Save the City from Charge. 

AND be it Ordained by the Authority 
fine on Constables that Aforesaid that if any Stranger or Stranc:ers 
do not give account of whatsoever Shall at any time hereafter Come 
Strangers into any the Wards or Divisions of this City 

and Liberties thereof and Shall there Reside 
and Inhabit by the Space of forty days and A List or Account of their 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 53 

Names Shall not before that time be given to the Mayor or Aldermen 
of the Ward by the G)nstable of such Ward or EHvision the Constables 
for their Neglect Shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty Shillings. 

AND it is further Ordained by the 
fine on Housekeepers Authority aforesaid that all and Every the 

who Entertain Strangers Housekeepers and Inhabitants within this 

City or Liberties thereof that Shall Re- 
ceive any Person or Persons to Lodge or sojourn in their Houses above 
two days Sliall before the third day after his her or their Coming 
thither giwe Knowledge to the Constable of the Ward or Division 
where Such Person or Persons Shall be so Received, of the Name, 
Sirname dwelling place and Trade of life or place of service of all 
such Person or Persons and for what Cause he She or they Come to 
Reside there under the Penalty of twenty Shillings for each 
Offence One half of all which forfeitures shall be given and disposed 
off to the Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of this Citv 
for the use of this Corporation, and to be Recovered before the Mayor, 
Recorder or anv one of the Aldermen of this Citv. Dated at the Citv 
Hall the two and twentieth day of April in the fourth year of his 
Majestys Reign Anno DoITT 1731 

^ Order of Common Council 

Will Sharpas Cl 



City of j ^^ An A Connnon Council held at the 

New Yorkj " Cilty Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

Sixth day of May Anno DoIiT 1731 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'* Recorder 

John Crugcr 

Harmanus \'angcklcr 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Egbert \'an Borsom 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

ISaac Dc Pevster 

m 

Gerrardus Bookman 



^ESq" Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



>-ESq" Aldeniicn 



>- Assistants 



56 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[219] City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at tiie 

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

twelfth day of June Anno Dom 1731 

Present Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'* Recorder 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbrookc 
Egbert Van Borsom ^ 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrardus Beekman 

The Committee Appointed to procure two fire Engines for the 
use of this Corporation do Report that they have proposed to 
Mess*? Stephen De Lancey and John Moore Merch^? to send for two 
fire Engi.ies to London by the Ship Beaver of M^ Newshams New 
Invention of the fourth and sixth Sizes with suctions, Leathern Pipes 
and Caps and Other Materialls thereunto belonging, and that the said 
M*^ De Lancey and M*" Moore will undertake to purchase and procure 
the same and deliver them to this Corporation on the Return of the 
Said Ship Beaver to this Port at the Rate of one hundred and twenty 
^ Cent Advance on the foot of the Invoice (Exclusive of Commis- 
sions and Insurance) and that the Money be paid for the same within 
Nine Months after the delivery thereof, which Report is Approved and 
Ordered the said Committee Agree with the Said M*" De Lancey and 
M*" Moore for the said fire Engines Accordingly. 

Rv THE Mayor Recorder Aldermen & Assistants of the 
Citv of New York Convened in Common Council the 
twelfth day of June in the fifth Year of his Majestys 
Reign Anno DoITT 1731 
Whereas some Evil disposed Persons for their own private Lucre 
and gain, have Industriously Spread A Report about the Country that 
the Small Pox prevails within this City, whereby to deter the Country 
People from Coming to Markett and to Negotiate their Other law- 
full Occasions. These are therefore to Certifie and declare that the 



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ESq" Aldermen 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 57 

Said Report is false and Groundless, and that by A Strict search and 
Enquiry made of all the Physicians, Surgeons and Apothecaries as 
Could Conveniently be gott together throughout the same, We find 
there are but two Persons in this City who have that disease (the 
Small Pox) who are allmost well thereof and out of Danger, and that 
the Provident and Early Care that has been taken to prevent Infec- 
tion has hitherto had its desired Effect; and that all possible Caution 
is and will be taken to prevent the Spreading of the Contagion and 
Order'd. this, be forthwith Printed in the New York Gazette. 

City of \ ^^ Att A Common Council held at the 

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

Ninth day of July Anno DoM 1731 

Present Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
[220J Egbert Van Borsom "^ 

Samuell Kip 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petnis Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevsler 
Gerrardus Beekman ^ 

Resolved that a Watch House be forthwith built and Erected on 
the South side of the Cage in the Broad Street, and that Alderman 
Vangelder, Alderman Roosevelt M*" Van Borsom and M^ Beekman or 
any three of them be a Committee to make and Estimate of the Ex- 
pence thereof, and of what Demensions the same Ought to be, and what 
Materialls will be needfull to Compleat the same and make their 
Report to the next Common Council 

Alderman Philipse on behalf of several of the Principal Mer- 
chants and Inhabitants of the south and Dock Wards of this City 
proposeth to this Court (as well for the Benefit and Utility of this 
Corporation as for the Ease and Conveniency of Trade and shiping) 
that they may have the Leave and Licence of this Court to Enlarge the 
present Peer head on the south side of the Great Dock one hundred 



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58 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



foot further in length into the East River and forty foot in breadth. 
That the said Merchants and Inhabitants by Voluntary subscriptions 
have already secured the sum of sixty pounds towards the Carrying 
on so NeedfuU and Nessessary an undertaking which they have 
Agreed to give Gratis, besides what Other subscriptions they shall be 
able to procure, and that they will also Advance the Rest of the Money 
Required for Compleating the said Work, upon this Corporation's 
undertaking to Repay unto them such sum or sums of Money as they 
shall so Advance after the Expiration of three years from the time of 
finishing & Compleating the same, to which proposals this Court 
Agree. Provided the Moneys to be Advanced by the Aforesaid Mer- 
chants and Inhabitants and to be Repaid by this Corporation do not 
Exceed the sum of two hundred Pounds, and it is thereupon Ordered 
that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangelder Alderman Rutgers, 
Alderman Roosevelt and M^ Peter Rutgers or any three of them be a 
Committee to Joyn with the said Merchants and Inhabitants to Agree 
for the Enlarging the Peer head Aforesaid in manner Aforesaid and 
make Report of their Proceedings therein to this Court with all Con- 
venient Speed. 



City of ) gg 
New York J 



>-ESq^® Aldermen 






Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
fifteenth day of July Anno Dom 1731 

Present Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Samuel Kip 
John Chambers 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrardus Beekman 

Ordered that all the Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corpo- 
ration which were Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
the fifteenth day of April last. And also the Law for Regulating 
N^^oes & slaves in the Night time, And a Law to prevent Strangers 
from being A Charge to this Corporation which were Printed and 
Published the twenty second day of April last past, be and are hereby 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 59 

Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published and Order d to 
be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for three Months 
from and after the date hereof 

[221] Order *D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to Henry Beekman ESq'^ or Order 

the sum of seventeen pounds ten shillings Current 
Money of New York out of the Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue 
of An Act of General Assembly of this Colony made in the fourth 
year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled an act for paying 
Richard Bradley ESq*" One hundred and fifty pounds and Henry 
Beekman ESq*" the sum of seventeen pounds ten shillings for the 
Consideration & in manner therein Mentioned 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
several Persons hereafter mentioned the sum of seventy six pounds 
four shillings and two pence Current Money of New York (that is to 
say) to each Respective Person the Respective sum hereafter men- 
tioned, out of the Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act 
of General Assembly of this Colony made in the fourth year of his 
present Majestys Reign Entituled an act to Enable the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York to Raise Money 
for the Term of three years to purchase two fire Engines and for Other 
the purposes therein mentioned it being for Materialls Workmanship 
and Labour &c: (in full of their Respective Ace*') for Repairing the 
City Hall of this City in January March and April last as Appears by 
their Respective Acc*» which are Audited & Allowed (Viz*) 

To Francis Bassett 12 — q — o 

To John Lake 05 — 15 — 6 

Rynier Burger 02 — 00 — o 

Harmanus Bensing 08 — 14 — 6 

Petrus Rutgers 06 — 11 — 5 

Johannes Roome 09 — 09 — 7^ 

Johannes Van Zante 01 — 03 — 3 

Joshua De La Plaine 00 — 07 — o 

John Blake 02 — 15 — o 

Elias Brevoort 09 — 10 — 6 

Abraham Boelen 03 — 12 — 10 

Cornelius Vanhorne 02 — 16 — 3 

David Schuyler 01 — 07 — 6 

Anthony Rutgers 09 — 11 — 9 

7^) — 04 — 2 



2 



6o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

« 

Ordered that M'^ Mayor, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangeldcr, 
Alderman Philipse Alderman Rutgers M^ Chambers M'* Moore and 
M^ De Peyster or any five of them be A Committee to Consider what 
Lands will be Needfull to be disposed of for the Improvement of this 
City & paying the Debts thereof Especially the Lands on the West 
side of the Dock and in what Manner the Lotts to be disposed of are 
to be laid out and to ascertain the breadth of the Streets unto which 
those Lotts do or may front, and also that the said Committee do Con- 
sider what Water Lotts Ought to be disposed of, upon what Terms 
and when & in what manner and in or what Conditions Covenants and 
Reservations and make their Report with all Convenient Expedition 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ John Moore Merchant or 

517 Order the sum of ten pounds fifteen shillings and 
Warrant Issued Six pence Current Money of New York in full of 

his Acct for three Blank paper Books bound in 
Vellum delivered to the Town Clerk of this City in May last for 
Records as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
K^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

518 of this City or Order the sum of four pounds two 
Warrant Issued Shillings and seven pence half penny Currt Money 

of New York in full of his Acct for one quarter of A 
Years Sallary Ending the fourteenth Instant, a Journey to the Out 
Ward and for furnishing fire Wood & Candles for the Watch as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed 

[222] Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Abraham Lodge or Order 

519 the sum of twenty Nine pounds ten shillings and 
Warrant Issued six pence in full of his Accl for writing and fair 

Copying a Petition to his Excellency, Engrossing 
the New Charter, thirty five Skins of large parchment, Silk Laces and 
for fair Writing an Address to his Excellency as Appears by his 
Acc^. which is Audited & allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to M"" John Wright Watchmaker 

520 or Order the sum of Eleven pounds Currl Money of 
Warrant Issued New York in full of one years sallary for winding 

up and keeping in Order the Publick Clock of this 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 6i 

Corporation due and Ending the Eighth day of May last and for some 
work done in Mending the said Clock as Appears by his Ace*, which 
is Audited and allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to John Roosevelt ESq' or Order 

521 the Sum of five pounds fifteen shillings and Eleven 
Warrant Issued pence Current Money of New York in full of his 

Acct for Sundrys to the Publick Whippers in Decem- 
ber and April last and for A tin Box for the New Charter in May last 
as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and Allowed. 

Order'd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Christian Kochertha) or 

522 Order the sum of Seven pounds four shillings and 
Warrant Issued five pence farthing in full of his accl for Brushes 

Labourers Hire his own labour and attendance in 
putting up the Books in the Library &c: in August last as appears 
bv his acct which is audited and allowed. 

Order'd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M" Christian De Wilde or 

523 Order the sum of five pounds Seventeen Shillings 
Warrant Issued and Nine pence Currl Money of New York in full 

of her Ace' in November December & January last 
for Expences at her House by divers Committees of this Corporation 
on the Publick Affairs of this City in procuring the New Charter, as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Obadiah Hunt or Order the 

524 sum of seventeen pounds Sixteen Shillings and three 
Warrant Issued pence Currl Money of New York in full of his Ace* 

for Expences of several Committees of this Corpo- 
ration at his House on the Publick Affairs of this Citv from the 28'!? 
day of June 1729 to the ii*? day of April last as Appears by his Acct 
which is Audited & Allowed. 

Order'd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M' Rynier Burger Blacksmith 

525 or Order the sum of two pounds fourteen Shillings 
Warrant Issued Currt Monev of New York in full of his Ace* for 

if 

Iron Shekells, hand Cuffs, & work done to the Prison 
in June last as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 



62 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Harme Bensing or Order 

526 the sum of five pounds Eight shilHngs Currt Money 
Warrant Issued of New York in full of his Acd for Wood & Making 

Constables Staves & Watchmen Staves & painting 
of them in April last as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to ComeHus De Peyster ESq^ 

527 Treasurer of this City or Order the sum of Six 
Warrant Issued pounds thirteen shillings & ten pence half penn> 

Curd Money of New York in full of his Acct for A 
Bonfire. Wine &c: on the Eleventh day of June last being the Anni- 
versary of his Majestys Accession to the Throne as Appears by his 
Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

[223] The Committee Appointed to Audit the Treasurers Books and 
Acc^? have made their Report in the Words following Viz*. 

Pursuant to an Order of 
Audit of the Treasurers Books Common Council bearing date 
and Ace** from the I4*t' of October 31*^ of March 1731 Ordering and 
1727 to the I4*t of October Appointing us to Audit the Ace*? 
1730 of this Corporation We have Ac- 

cordingly Audited and Examined 
tlie Accounts of Capt Cornelius De Peyster Treasurer of this Corpo- 
ration and find that there is Come to his hands from the 14*^ of 
October 1727 to the 14**^ of October 1730 the sum of One thousand 
One hundred Ninety Nine pounds One Shilling and Eleven pence 

three farthings the former Ballance In- 
P>allance in favour of the eluded, and by him paid out by Warrants 
Corporation £82-03-00 and Otherwise the sum of one thousand 

Sixty and three pounds fifteen shillings and 

two pence three farthings and for his Commissions for Receiving and 

paying the sum of fifty three pounds three Shillings and Nine pence, 

so that there is Remaining A Ballance in his hands in favor of this 

Corporation the sum of Eighty two pounds three Shillings which is 

huniblv submitted by r % ^ 

John Cruger 

John Roosevelt 

John Moore 

ISaac De Peyster 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



63 



which Report was Read and Approved by this Court & Order'd to be 
Entred. 



City 
New York 



of ) 
^orkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday 
the twenty second day of July Anno 
Domini 1731. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus \'angclder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Egbert \ an Borsom 
Samuel Kip 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevstcr 



"N 



>► ESq" Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



J 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M*^ Abraham Alstine Bricklayer 

or Order the sum of two pounds thirteen shillings 
and ten pence Curr*. Money of New York out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of An Act of General Assembly of this 
Colony made in the fourth year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled 
AN ACT to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City 
of New York to Raise Money for the Term of three years to purchase 
two fire Engines and for Other the purposes therein Mentioned, in full 
of his Acc\ for Bricklayers Work and Materialls for Repairing the 
City Hall in January last as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & 
Allowed 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M^ Abraham Alstine or Order 
the sum of five pounds fifteen Shillings and four 
pence half penny Currl Money of New York it 
being in full of his Acc^ for Bricklayers Work Ma- 
terialls & Labour &c: done to the Library in the City Hall in July 
1730 as Appears by his acct which is audited and allowed 



528 
Warrant Issued 



64 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Resolved that A piece of Ground belonging to this Corporation 
lying on the West Side of the Great Dock Containing in front to the 
Custom House Street seventy two foot, in the Rear to XAHiitehall Street 
Ninety foot and in length on both sides one hundred and [224] Eight 
foot, bounded on the East by Weighouse Street, on the South by 
Whitehall Street and on the West by the Broadway, be forthwith Ex- 
posed to Sale Either in Parcell or in Lotts and that M^ Mayor, Alder- 
men Cruger, Alderman Vangelder Alderman Philipse. Alderman 
Rutgers M^ Chambers, AP Moore and M^ De Peyster or any fi\^ of 
them be a Committee to Treat with any Person or Persons who have 
a Mind to purchase the same, and that the said Committee publish Ad- 
vertisements thereof. 

Resolved that for and in Consideration of the sum of ten pounds 
to be paid to this Corporation by M^ John Chambers that this Cor- 
poration do Grant and Confirm to the said John Chambers his House 
and Lott of Ground now in the Occupation of Nicholas Van Taer- 
lingh Situate on the West Side of the Broadway from the Said Broad- 
way to Highwater Mark on Hudsons River, and also that this Ci)r- 
poration do Grant to the said John Chambers all the Ground under 
Water in the Rear of his Said Lott from high water Mark to Lnw 
Water Mark two hundred and fifty foot into Hudsons River on the 
following Conditions (Viz*) That the Said John Chambers his Heirs 
and Assigns shall pay for the same to this Corporation the Annual Rent 
of five and twenty Shillings or Six pence ^ foot in breadth that the 
said M' Chambers Shall leave A Street of five and forty foot in 
breadth at the foot of the Bank the Center of which Street to be at 
high Water Mark, and also Another Street next and fronting Hudsons 
River of thirty foot in breadth. That he Dock or Wharf e out two 
hundred and twenty foot from High Water Mark into Hudsons River 
within five years from the date of the Grant, and in Default thereof 
to pay the Annual Rent of Nine pence ^ foot to this Corporation untill 
he shall Wharf and make the said Streets, and also that the said M^ 
Chambers shall be at the Expencc of the survey & Grant for the same 
and all Other Charges, and that M"^ Mayor, Alderman Cruger Alder- 
man Vangelder & Alderman Philipse be a Committee to lay out the 
said Land to be Granted, and that M"^ Mayor Execute A Grant Ac- 
cordingly. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 65 

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

New Yorkt City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the twenty sixth day of August Anno DoHT 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder t-o «. aii 

T , „ I, yESq'? Aldermen 

John Roosevelt '^ 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

Egbert Van Borsom 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

Gerrardus Beeknian 






>" Assistants 



The Committee Appointed to make an Estimate of the Expence of 
Building A Watch House &c: Report in the Words following (Viz*) 

Pursuant to Order of Common Council Bearing date the Ninth 
day of July 1731 Ordering us to make an Estimate of the Expence of 
A Watch House and of what Demensions the same Ought to be and 
the Materialls Needfull to Compleat the same, and We have Accord- 
ingly Considered of the same and are of Opinion that the same Ought 
to be twenty Eight foot long and Eighteen foot broad with two Rooms, 
one of them Eighteen foot long and the Other ten foot with A fire 
place in each Room with two Doors to the South East Corner thereof 
one to the South and the Other to the East Side of the Said Corner 
with three Lights in the large Room, and one Small Ditto in the Small 
Room the Materialls being as followeth (Vizt) 

12 Beams 6 by 8 Inches Square 

24 Posts 5 by 5 Inches Square 
II Sleepers 

304 Inch Quarters 
28 pitch Pine ij4 Inch Boards 
[225] 100 White Pine one Inch Ditto 
60 Laths 

2 thousand Shingles 
60V Nails 
9 pair of hinges 

25 Load of Stone 3 thousand of Bricks and 4 Loads of Lime Car- 
Vol. IV.— 5 



66 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

penters Work &c: the whole According to Computation Amounting 
about Sixty pounds, all which is humbly Submitted by 

Harmanus Vangelder 
John Roosevelt 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Gerard Beekman 
which Report is Approved and Order'd the same Committee forthwith 
purchase Materialls and Employ Workmen for the Speedy Building 
and Compleating the same at the upper end of the Broad Street near 
the City Hall. 

Order'd that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Philipse, M^ Moore 
and Mf De Peyster or any three of them be A Committee to lay out 
the Land belonging to this Corporation lying on the West Side of the 
Dock, that they Call the surveyor of this City to their Assistance and 
Cause him to make A Draft or Plan thereof leaving the Broadway 
and the Custom House Street each Sixty foot in breadth and Weigh 
House Street and Whitehall Street each forty foot in breadth and 
make their Return with all Expedition. 

Order'd that Alderman Vangelder Alderman Rutgers Alderman 
Roosevelt M^ Rutgers and Mr De Peyster or any three of them be a 
Committee to Employ Workmen and purchase Materialls well and 
sufficiently to Repair the City Hall with Needful and Nessessary Repa- 
rations and Amendments; and that they also Cause A Strong Gaol 
to be made at the West End of the Said City Hall on the upper floor 
thereof and the Other Gaols of this City to be Enlarged Strengthned 
and Amended as to them Shall Appear needfull and make their Report 
with all Convenient Expedition. 

Order'd that all such Persons as lately 
held lands of this Corporation by Vertue 
Lawrence Garner of Any Lease or Leases which are Expired 

John Wood by their ow»^ Limitation, and all Others 

John Home who have Intruded or taken into their Pos- 

Arientie De La Montagne session any Other Lands belonging to this 
Frans Pieterse Corporation in the Out Ward of this City 

Ryer Hanse be summoned to Appear before this Court 

Tyse Buys the next Common Council to Shew Cause 

Jan Bos if any they have why they shall not 

Jockhem Anderson be Ejected and Removed off the same and 

Martin Van Evering put out of Possession thereof. And that 

M^ Mayor direct the Marshall of this 
City to make such suTFRJTTs Accordingly. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 67 

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

New Yorkf City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the second day of September Anno DoiTT 

1731- 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Egbert Van Borsoni ^ 
samuell Kip 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrard Beekman 



>-ESq'^* Aldermen 



y Assistants 



Pursuant to an Order made the last Common Council, John Wood, 
John Home the wife of Francis Pieterse, Jockem Anderson, Matthias 
Buys, Jan Bas and Martin [226] Van Everin Lawrence Gamer ft 
Ryer Hanse (who all have Lands belonging to this Corporation in their 
Possession) Personally Appeared before this Court and the Court hav- 
ing severally heard their several Pretensions and Allegations, and their 
several Requests Came to the following Resolutions (Viz*) 

That so much of the Land belonging to this Corporation as lyes 
to the Northward of John Woods House and Ground and now within 
fence in the Occupation of the said John Wood be Demised unto him 
for the Term of three years to Commence the 25't of March last past 
at the Annual Rent of Six Shillings ^ Acre he the said John Wood 
defraying the Charge of the survey and lease thereof. 

Also that an Acre of Land which was laid out and Demised to 
John Home in the Year 1723 be Demised again to the said John Home 
for the Term of ten years to Commence the 25*1* day of March last 
past at the Annual Rent of twelve Shillings and under the like Cove- 
nants mentioned in his former Lease. Provided the Said John Home 
do pay to the Treasurer of this Cit>' for the use of this Corporation the 
sum of four pounds Sixteen Shillings Current Money of this Colony 
on or before the first day of October next being the Rent due on the 
former Lease and that the said John Home be at the Charge of the 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



said New Lease. That A Tenement and an Acre of Land now in the 
Occupation of Francis Pieterse lying on the North West side of 
Inclaombergh be Demised to the Said Francis Pieterse and Rachel his 
wife or the Survivor of them for the Term of seven years and no 
longer to Commence the 25^1* day of March last at the Annual Rent of 
twelve Shillings with the usual Covenants not to Commit waste, and 
to Surrender at the Expiration &c: 

That the Land formerly Demised to Jockhem Allbo<ly, who is 
now Called Jockhem Anderson be Again Demised to him for seven 
years at the Annual Rent of three pounds to Commence the 25*1' of 
March last he paying the Arrearage of Rent now due to the Treasurer 
of this City for the use of this Corporation on or before the first day 
of October next. 

Ryer Hanse, Jan Bass and Martin Van Evering severally Refus- 
ing to Accept Leases for the Lands of this Corporation in their several 
Occupations on the Terms proposed to them, this Court will further 
Consider thereof and also on the proposals of Matthias Buys and M' 
Lawrence Gamer, the latter declaring if he has any land belonging to 
this Corporation in his fence he is willing to purchase the same or 
Lease it as to this Corporation shall Seem meet. 



City of ) gg 
New York V 



Present 



No 

529 
Warrant Issued 



^ 



y ESq*"* Aldermen 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
Sixteenth day of September Anno Domini 

1731 
Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Cruger 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Egbert Van Borsom 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

• ^' 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Exlward Brewen the Publick 
Whipper of this City the sum of five pounds Currl 
Money of New York in full of half A Years sal- 
lary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



69 



The Petition of Theophilus Elsworth the Lessee of the ferry was 
read, and Order d the Consideration thereof be Deferred to a full 
Common Council. 

[227] Order D that Alderman Stuyvesant, Alderman Hardenbroeck 
M'^ Kip and Mr Rutgers or any three of them be A Committee to 
Cause the Land to be Demised to John Wood the Land to be Demised 
to Francis Pieterse and also Land within the Fence of Mf Lawrence 
Garner in the Bowry Division of the Out Ward, to be surveyed and A 
Draft to be made thereof severally, to ascertain the quantities and 
boundaries thereof Respectively. That the Expence of the Survey and 
Drafts be made at the Charge of the said John Wood, Francis Pieterse 
and Lawrence Garner and that they make their Report to the next 
Common Council. 

Order D the Committee Appointed to build a Watch House do also 
Cause the Cage Stocks and Pillory to be Erected on the North side 
thereof. 



City of I ^^ 
New York j ^^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wednesday 
the 29*t day of September, being the feast 
day of S*. Michael the Archangell Anno 
Dom 1 73 1 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangeldcr 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Egbert Van Borsom 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevstcr 
Gerrardus Beekman 



>^ESqrs. Aldermen 



y 
^ 



>" Assistants 



J 



Conformable to his Majesties Royal Charter lately Granted to this 
Corporation. And Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



the Aldermen of each Respective Ward within this City for the Elect- 
ing this day One Alderman One Assistant two Assessors one Col- 
lector and two Constables in the six Wards on the south side of the 
fresh Water, and One Alderman one Assistant four Assessors two 
Collectors and four Constables for the Out Ward of the said City to 
serve in their Respective Offices for the Year Ensueing According to the 
usage Custom Laws and Ordinances of the said City and Accordingly 
the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the Clock at 
Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the Said City under the hands 
of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenour of the Respective 
Warrants as followeth (Viz^) 



South Ward 



Frederick Philipse ESq^ Alderman 
ISaac De Peyster Assistant 



Dock Ward 



[228] 



West Ward 



r 



North Ward < 



John Le Montes 
Phillip Goelet 
John Harris 
Adrian Bogaert 
Robert Anderson 
John Cruger ESqf 
John Moore 
James Searle 
John M<^ Evers 
John Wanshear 
Peter Van Benthuysen 
John Dennis 
Harmanus Vangelder 

ESqr 
John Chambers 
Jacobus Turk 
Nicholas Van Taerling 
Peter Jay 
Petrus Bayard 
Abraham Fincher 
' Anthony Rutgers ESq'^ 
Garret Roos 
Cornelius Bopfacrt 
Evert Bevvanck 
Samuel Dunscomb 
Stephen Bourdet 
Michael Bertlion 



v^ 



Elected & 
Sworn 



> Assessors 

Collector ^ George Wal- 

[constables l??^.^.Si"« 

Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 



\ 

s 



\ 
\ 



Collector 
Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors] 

Collector 

Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



71 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



East Ward 



Out Ward -< 



Johannes Hardenbrooke 

ESq^ 
Gerrard Beekman 
Cornelius Courtrecht 
Benjamin Peck 
John Garreau 
Solomon Myers 
Abraham Bertrand 
^ John Roosevelt ESq^ 
Petrus Rutgers 
Jacobus Roosevelt 
Nicholas Gouverneur 
Thomas Edwards 
Peter De Lage 
Elias Pipon 
(jerrardus Stuyvesant 

ESqr 
Johannes Waldron 
Phillip Minthome 
Jellis Mendeville 
Martin Van Everin 
Walter Kippin 
Andries Anderson 
Samson Bensing 
Peter Bussing 
Johannes Bensing 
Peter Anderson 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 



Constables ^ 

Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 

I Constables 



Cornelius 
Quackenbos 
Sworn his 
[Myers'] 
Deputy 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

> Constables 



^ 



for the 
>► Bowry 
Division 



\ 



J 



for 
Harlem 
Division 



^ Johannes Bensing Jun*" V 

The Honourable Rip Van Dam ESq^ President of this Colony by 
and with the Advice of his Majestys Council hath this day in Council 
Pursuant to his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to this Corporation 
Appointed Robert Lurting ESq^ the Present Mayor of this City to be 
Mayor of this Corporation for the year Ensueing, Henry Beekman 
ESqT to be Sheriff of this City and County for the year Ensueing and 
Richard Nicholls ESq^ to be Coroner of the Said City for the year 
Ensueing 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peyster 
ESq'^ the Present Chamberlain of this City be, and is hereby Elected 
Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for the year Ensueing. 

M^ Mayor hath Appointed M'' Elias Pipon to be High Constable 
of this City for the year Ensueing. 



7 2 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Order'd M^ [Mayor] Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
East Ward of this City to Cause Another fitt Person to be Elected in 
the Office of A Constable of the said Ward in the Room of the said 
Elias Pipon to serve in the said Office for the year Ensueing and that 
the Said Election be on Wednesday the Sixth day of October next. 

Order 'i> the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
south Ward of this City to Cause another fitt Person to be Electerl A 
Constable in his Said Ward in the Room of Arte [Adrian] Bof^acrt 
who was this day Elected into that Office and is [229] not duely quali- 
fied to serve therein (he not being Either A Freeman or A Free- 
holder[)] and that the Election be made on Munday the fourth day of 
October next. 

Order'd the Treasurer forthwith deliver to the Mayor of this Cor- 
poration an Exact ace*, of what Collectors in this City have not paid 
unto him the Tax by them payable the first day of July last. Pur- 
suant to an Act of General Assembly of this Colony lately made and 
published Entituled an act to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monality of the City of New York to Raise Money for the Term of 
three years to purchase fire Engines and for Other the purposes there- 
in mentioned. And what sums they Respectively are in Arrears in 
Order the said Act of assembly for Levying and Collecting the same 
may be without delay put in Effectual Execution and the Defaulters 
without Bail or Mainprise as that Act directs 

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

Nei ' York J City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

fourteenth day of October Anno DoITT 1731 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers ^ 

John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrard Beekman 
Garret Roos 
Johannes Waldron 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 73 

This day Mf Mayor Attended by the Aldermen, Assistants, High 
Sheriff, Town Clerk Coroner High Constable, Constables and Other 
Officers of this Corporation at the hour of Eleven in the forenoon of 
the same day went in their formalities from the City Hall to his 
Majestys Garrison Fort George and their waited upon the HoHble Rip 
\'an Dam ESq'^ President of his Majestys Council of this Colony and 
tliereupon the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken in- 
stead of the Oaths of Allegiance and supremacy the Test and the 
Abjuration Oath in the Presence and by the Order of his Honour the 
President were Administred to the said Robert Lurting ESq^ as Mayor 
Clerk of the Market and Water Bayliff of this City of New York and 
also as one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace of the City and 
County of New York, and also the Usual Oaths of Office of Mayor 
Clerk of the Market and Water Bayliff and Justice of the Peace in the 
Presence of all the Aldermen & Members of this Court and thereupon 
M^ Mayor Acquainted his Honour the President that Pursuant to the 
Authority unto him Granted by his Majestys Royal Charter, he had 
At)pointed John Cruger ESq^ one of the Aldermen of the said City to 
be Deputy Mayor if his Honour Approved, thereof, to which his 
Honour was pleased to Answer he Very well liked the Choice and 
Approved of the Said John Cruger to be Deputy Mayor of this 
City of New York Accordingly. Whereupon M*^ Mayor Attended 
as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where after the Ringing of 
three Bells and Proclamation made for silence the Commissions of 
the Mayor, Clerk of the Market and Water Bayliff & High Sheriff 
were published & then the Court Returned to the ColTTon Council 
Chamber & the Mayor Resumed the Chair and then According to the 
directions of his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to this Corporation 
the said Mayor Administred the Aforesaid Oaths Appointed by Act of 
Parliament to [230] be taken Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath and the usual Oaths for the 
due Execution of their Respective Offices unto the Respective Officers 
following (Viz.*) unto 

John Cruger ESq'^ Deputy Mayor 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder t-c r. au j t .• r 

^ .0. ESq'» Aldermen and Justices of 

Gerrardus Stuy\'esant ^, „ ^ .i_ r-. j 

. ,, T> ^ > the Peace for the City and 

Anthonv Rutgers i- x r xt xr 1 

T , T^' ,^ County of New York 

John Roosevelt '' 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 



74 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Assistants 



Sheriff 

Treasurer 

Coronor 

High Constable 



>- Constables 



John Chambers Gen* 

John Moore Merch* 

Petrus Rutgers Mercht 

ISaac De Peyster Mercht 

Gerrard Beekman Mercht 

Gerrard Roos Mercht 

Johannes Waldron Gen*. 

Henry Beekman ESq'" 

Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 

Richard Nicholls ESq^ 

Elias Pipon 

Robert Anderson 

George Walgravc 

Peter Van Benthuysen 

John Dennis 

Abraham Fincher 

Stephen Bourdet 

Michael Berthon 

Cornelius Quackenbos. Deputy of Solomon Myers a Jew 

Abraham Bertrand 

Benjamin D'hariette & to Thomas Wenham his Deputy 

Walter Kippin 

Andries Anderson 

Peter Anderson 

Johannes Benson Jun*" 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of 
this City or Order the sum of thirteen pounds Six- 
teen Shillings Current Money of New York in full 
of half A Years Sallary due and Ending this day. for 
Pen Ink and paper for one year, for Parchment Engrossing and Rib- 
bon for Six Freedoms Presented by this Corporation, as Appears by 
his Ace! which is Audited by this Court and Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to th.e 
Treasurer to pay to M" Sarah Huddleston Widow 
or Order the sum of Eight pounds Current Money 
of New York as A Gratification for the trouble and 
Care she and her late Son Thomas Huddleston 
deceased have taken in teaching several Poor Children of this Corpo- 
ration to Read and Write and Instructing them in the Principles of 



No 

S30 
Warrant Issued 



No 

531 
Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 75 

Religion, over and above the Number Allowed by the Venerable 
society for propogation of the Gospel in forreign parts 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to Mf Robert Crannell Marshall of 

532 this City or Order the sum of Eight pounds five 

Warrant Issued Shillings and Nine pence Current Money of New 

York in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due 
and Ending this day, Journeys to the Out Ward, Cleaning the City 
Hall, Candles for the Watch, for his trouble for providing firewood 
for the Watch and for Money by him paid to Abraham Alstine for 
Work done at the City Hall as Appears by his Ace* this day delivered 
to this Court, which is Audited by this Court and allowed 

Ordered Henry Beekman ESq'^ High Sheriff of this City and 
County be Complimented with the Freedom of this Corporation 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



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

New YorkJ City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

Nine and twentieth day of October Anno 
Dom. 1731 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerard Beekman 
Garret Roos 
Johannes Waldron 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Rutgers, Alderman 
Roosevelt M*" Moore, M*" Rutgers and M*" De Peyster or any four of 
them be A Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Acc*f and 



< 



>^ Assistants 



76 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



all Other Publick Ace*? of this Corporation and make their Report on 

the Audit of the Treasurers Books and Ace*? with all Convenient 

Expedition 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Renyer Burger Blacksmith or 
Order the sum of twelve Shillings Current Money 
of New York for Smiths' Work done to the Iron 
Grate in the Chimney of one of the Gaols of this 

City, as appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and allowed 



No 

533 

Warrant Issued 



City of ) gg 
New York^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
Eighteenth day of November Anno Domini 

1731. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq*^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Hermanns Vangeldcr 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
John Moore 
ISaac De Peyster 
Petrus Rutgers 
Grerard Beekman 
Garret Roos 
Johannes Waldron 



"N 



>- ESqT Aldermen 



J 



>► Assistants. 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to the several Persons hereafter 

Named the sum of Ninety three pounds four Shil- 
lings and Nine pence farthing Current Money of New York (that is 
to Say to Each Respective Person the Respective sum hereafter men- 
tioned[) ]. Out of the Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act 
of General Assembly of this Colony made in the fourth Year of the 
Reign of his present Majesty Entituled an act to Enable the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York to Raise Money 
for the Term of three Years to purchase two fire Engines and for 
Other the Purposes therein Mentioned, it being for Materialls, Work- 
manship labour and Other disburstments and Expences in building 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 77 

and finishing the Watch House near [232] the City Hall for the Pub- 
lick use of this Corporation as Appears by their Respective Ace** 
which were Audited this third day of this Instant November and now 
Approved and allowed by this Court. (Vizt) 

To Johannes Roome Carpenter as ^ his Acct 1 1 - 07 - 0434 

To Elias Brevoort Do 07-04-00 

To Harmen Benson 00-12-00 

To Egbert Van Borsom 06-13-02 

To Henry Cuyler 10 - 04 - 06^ 

To Renier Burger 02-06-03 

To Peter Low 01-04-00 

To John Coe 04-08-00 

To Anthony Rutgers 01-10-00 

To Abraham Palding 01 - 08 - io>4 

To Abraham Fincher 01-00-00 

To George Walgrave 00-14-00 

To Elizabeth Carpenter 00-10-00 

To Jacobus Delamontagne 00-18-09 

To Garret Keteltas 00-07-00 

To John Roosevelt 00-06-09 

To Abraham Alsteyn Bricklayer 33 - 03 - 03M 

To Tuys Buys for Bricks 07 - 11 - 03 

To John Cure 01-15-06 



93-04-07 J4 



The following Laws Orders and Ordinances having been read 
and Considered in several Common Councills and several Additions 
Alterations and Amendments made thereunto the same were this dav 
Read again and Approved and Order'd to be Continue and Remain in 
full force and Vertue for the Term of one year from and after the 
Publication thereof and forthwith to be printed and Accordingly the 
same Laws Orders and Ordinances were this day (after the Ringing 
of three Bells and Proclamation made for silence) Published at the 
City Hall in the Words following (Viz*) 

Laws Orders and Ordinances Established by the Mayor Re- 
corder Aldermen and Assistants of the Citv of New York Convened 
in Common Council for the good Rule and Government of the Inhahi- 



78 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

tants of the said City Published the Eighteenth day of November, in 
the fifth Year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord King George the 
second by the Grace of God, of Great Brittain France and Ireland De- 
fender of the faith &c: Annoqe Domini 1731 and in the Mayorality 
of Robert Lurting ESq» 

On the Eighteenth day of November in the fifth Year of the 
Reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God 
King of Great Brittain France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c : 
the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New 
York Convened in Common Council at the City Hall of the said City 
for the good Rule and Government of the Inhabitants thereof, did 
Make, Ordain, Establish and Publish these following Laws Orders 
and Ordinances and Ordered the same be forthwith Printed (Viz*) 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords day 

Called Sunday 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council, and it is 
hereby Ordained by the [233] Authority of the same. That no manner 

of servile Work be done on the Lords Day 

Penalty on Sabbath Called Sunday (works of Piety, Charity or 

Breakers. Nessessity Excepted) nor any Goods bought or 

sold on that day within the said City or Liber- 
ties thereof, under the Penalty of ten shillings for the first Offence, 
and for Every Offence after double that sum to be paid by the Person 
or Persons Offending 

And be it Ordained by the Authority 
No Children to play on Aforesaid, That no Children Youths Maids 
the sabbath, penalty or Other Persons whomsoever, do meet to- 
one Shilling or House gether on the Lords Day, Called Sunday, in 
of Correction any the Streets or places within this City or 

Liberties thereof, and there Sport, Play, make 
Noise or Disturbance, under the Penalty of one shilling for each 
Offence, to be paid by the Parent, Master or those to whose Care 
such Children, Youths or Maids are Committed, of all under Age, who 
suffer their Children, servants or Apprentices so to do ; and on failure 
of such payment, such Child, Children, servants or Apprentices to be 
sent to the House of Correction or to the Cage at the Discretion of the 
said Mayor Recorder and Aldermen or any one of them 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 79 

And be it further Ordained by the 
No Publick Housekeepers Authority Aforesaid that No Publick Inn 
to Sell Strong Liquors on Keeper, Tavern Keeper, Alehouse 
Sundays &c: Keeper, Taphouse Keeper, Victualler or 

Ordinary Keeper, within this City and 
Liberty thereof do suffer their Doors to be kept Open, or do Enter- 
tain or Receive any Company into their Houses, and to them Sell any 
kind of Wine, Beer, Syder, Rum or Other Strong Liquors on the 
Lords Day, Called Sunday, in time of divine service or Preaching 
(unless to Strangers, Travellers, or those who Lodge in such Houses, 
for their Necessar\' Refreshment) And no Innkeeper Tavernkeeper 

Alehousekeeper, Taphousekeeper, 
Penalty thereof ten shillings Victualler, or Ordinarykeeper, is at 

any time to suffer any Excessive drink- 
ing, or Persons to be Dnmk in their Houses under the Penalty of ten 
shillings for each Offence. 

And bk it further Okdaixed by the 
Slaves not above three to Authority Aforesaid that No Negro, 
meet together Mulatto or Indian slaves, above the Num- 

ber of three, do Assemble or meet together 
on the Lords Day Called Sunday, and Sport, Play or make any Noise 
or Disturbance, or at any Other time at any place from their Masters 
service, within this City and Liberties thereof; and that no such slave 

do go Armed at any time with Gun, Sword, 

Penalty to be publickly Club, or any Other kind of Weapon whatso- 

Whip'd. ever under the penalty of being Whip'd at the 

publick Whipping Post fifteen Lashes, unless 
the Master or Owner of such slave will pay Six shillings to Excuse 
the Same. 

And be it further Ordained by the 
Constables to take Care Authority Aforesaid that the High Con- 
the Sabbath be Observed stable do Order and take Care that two or 

more of the Constables of the six Wards 
on the south side of Fresh Water do by Turns successively, on Every 
I^rds day Called Sunday, in time of Divine service and Preaching, 
walk through the several Streets and Lanes of this City with their 
Staffs, and take Care the before mentioned Law for the Observation 
of the Lords day, Called Sunday be duely Kept and Observed. And 
to that end they are hereby Authorized and Required to Enter into all 
or any Publick Houses, Taverns, Ale Houses, Tap Houses VictuaHing 



8o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Houses or Ordinaries, and if Any Company or Persons shall be found 
TipHng therein, or Strong Liquors Sold Contrary to the Law Afore- 
said, they are to make Complaint and Presentment thereof that the 
Penalty may be Inflicted Accordingly 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being A Charge 

TO THIS Corporation 

Be it Ordained by the 
Masters of Vessells and Boats iMavor Recorder Aldermen and 
to give Account of their Passengers Assistants of the City of New 

York Convened in Common 
Council and it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That 
that if the Master of any Vessell or Boat [234] shall Import any 
Strangers or Passengers into this City and do not in the Space of 

twenty four hours After his Arrival give an 
Penalty forty Shillings Account of their Names to the Mayor for the 

time being, such Master shall forfeit forty 
Shillings for the said default 

And be it Ordained by the Authority 
Constables to make aforesaid that the Constables of each Ward 
A Strict Search and and Division of the said City and Liberties 
Enquiry after Strangers thereof, do from time to time, make A 

Strict search and Enquiry within their sev- 
eral Wards and Divisions after all Strangers that shall Come, Reside 
or Inhabit within their several Wards and Divisions and give A List 
or Account of their Names to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Alderman 
of the Ward where such Stranger doth Reside, that further Examina- 
tion may be made, and Order taken therein, to Save the City from 
Charge 

And be it further Ordained by the 
Fine on Constables Authority aforesaid that if any Stranger or 
Neglecting to give Strangers whatsoever Shall at any time here- 
Account of Strangers after Come into any the Wards or Divisions 
twenty shillings of this City and Liberties thereof, and shall 

there Reside and Inhabit by the Space of 
forty days, and A List or Account of their Names Shall not before that 
time be given to the Mayor or Alderman of the Ward by the Con- 
stable of such Ward or division the Constable for his Neglect Shall 
forfeit and pay the sum of twenty shillings 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 8i 

And be it further Ordained by tlie 
Fine on Housekeepers Authority aforesaid that all and Every the 
who Entertain Strangers House Keepers and Inhabitants within tliis 
without giving Notice City or Liberties thereof that shall Receive 
twenty shillings any Person or Persons to lodge or sojourn 

in their Houses above two days Shall (on 
the third day after his her or their Coming thither so to lodge or 
sojourn) give knowledge thereof to the Constables of the Ward or 
Division, or one of them, where such Person or Persons shall be so 
Received, of the Name, Sir Name dwelling place and Trade of life, 
Occupation or place of service of all such Person or Persons, and for 
what Cause he, she or they Came to Reside there under the Penalty of 
twenty shillings for each Offence. 

And he it further Ordained by the 
None to Retail Strong Authority Aforesaid that None but such as 
Liquors without Li- are duely Licensed by the Mayor of this City 
cence. under penalty do presume to keep any Tavern, Ale-house, 
of five pounds Victualling House Inn or Ordinary or sell 

any Wine, Beer, Brandy, Rum, Cyder, or any 
Other Strong Liquors by Retail within this City and Liberties thereof 
(that is to Say) a less Quantity at one time than five Gallons under the 
Penalty of five pounds. 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors 

OF THIS City 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder 
Penalty on those Aldennen and Assistants of the City of New 
who build the front York Convened in Common Council and it is 
of their Ground before hereby Ordained by the Authority of the 
Surveyed. same. That there be sworn surveyors Ap- 

pointed for this City, by whoFc Advice and 
Directions the Ground within this City Shall be built upon, and that 
none do build, before the front of their Ground be \'ie\ved and laid 
out by them, or one of them, as they or one of them (with the Advice 
and Consent of the Alderman and Assistant of the Ward where such 
Ground lyeth) Shall direct ; under the Penalty of forty Shillings for 
each Offence, that A Regular order and Uniformity may Ix kept and 
Observed in the Streets and Buildings within the said City. / 
Vol. IV.^6 



82 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

that for the laying out of Each House Lott, and 
Surveyors fee. giving Certificate thereof, the said surveyor or sur- 

vevors shall have and receive from the Owners 
thereof the sum of Six shillings 

[235] A Law for the better preventing of Fire 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder 

Viewers of Chimneys and Aldermen & Assistants of the City of New 

Hearths to be Appointed York Convened in Common Council, and it 

is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the 

same. That the Aldermen & Assistants of Each Respective Ward within 

this City do appoint two sufficient Persons in Every Ward within the 

said City, to be Viewers of Chimnies and Hearths, who Shall View the 

same once in Every Month, and where they find any defective, to give 

Notice, that the same may be Swept or mended at such time as in their 

discretion they shall think fitt; 

AND if any Person Shall Neglect or 

fine three Shillings for Refuse to perform their direction herein 
Neglecting their directions such Person shall forfeit for Each Offence 

the sum of three Shillings for the use of 
said Viewers of Chimneys and Hearths of the Ward where such Neg- 
lect or Refusal Shall happen. 

AND that if any Inhabitant within 

forty Shillings fine for this City shall Suffer his, her or their 

Chimney on fire Chimney to be on fire for want of 

Sweeping or keeping Clean the same, 
fine forty Shillings on Viewers such Inhabitant dwelling in such House 
Refusing to Serve And Six where such Chimney shall be on fire 
Shillings for Neglecting their shall forfeit for Every Chimney that 
duty shall be so on fire the sum of forty 

Shillings for the use of this Corpora- 
tion. AND if any Person or Persons so Appointed Viewers of Chim- 
neys and Hearths shall Refuse to Execute the duty hereby Required, 
the Person so Refusing shall forfeit the sum of forty shillings ; and that 
another be Appointed in his place, and if the Said \^iewers shall Neg- 
lect their duty hereby Enjoyned they shall forfeit the sum of Six Shil- 
lings for Each Neglect. 

And be it Ordainfcd by the Au- 

Fire Engines Hooks and thority Aforesaid that forthwith Pro- 

Ladders to be provided vision be made for Hooks Ladders 

and Bucketts, and fire Engines pro- 
vided, to be kept in Convenient places within this City for Avoid- 
ing tlie Peril of fire. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 83 

And be it further Ordained by the 
Leatiier Bucketts to Authority Aforesaid, . that the Inhabitant or 
be in Every House Owner of every House within this City that 

hath three fireplaces, provide two Leathe\ 
Bucketts; and Every House of fewer fire places. One Leather 
Buckett ; Every Brewer Six Leather Bucketts and Every Baker three 
Leather Bucketts, to be ready in their Houses; and that the same 
be found and procured by the Persons Inhabiting the said Houses, 
and to be allowed by the Landlord out of their Rent, and that the 
said Bucketts be Marked with Letters of the Landlords Name. And 
if any House Keeper within this City, Shall Neglect to procure 
and have ready in their Respective Dwelling Houses the Number of 

leather Bucketts in manner herein be- 
Penalty for not providing fore mentioned Such House Keeper 
Leather Bucketts. Six Shillings shall forfeit for Every such Neglect 

the sum of Six Shillings for the use 
of this Corporation. And that all Bucketts used at any fire and after- 
wards detained from the Owner thereof above forty Eight hours afte.* 
such fire is Extinguished, the Person so detaining such Bucketts shall 
forfeit for each Buckett so detained the sum of ten shillings, and 

if the Owner of such Bucketts are not known, 
Penalty for detaining Such Buckett or Bucketts shall be sent to the 
Other Mens Bucketts City Hall of this City, and there delivered to 

the Marshall or under SheriflF, in Order the 
Right Owner thereof may find and have them. 

A Law for Marking of Bre.\d 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same. That from henceforth Every 
Baker within this City shall put a Mark with the two letters of his 
Name plainly to be Seen, upon all the Loaf Bread he Shall Expose 

[236] to sale within the said City, upon pain of 
Bread not Marked is forfeiting all such Bread as shall be made and 
forfeited to the Poor Exposed to sale unmarked or not plainly to be 

seen as aforesaid, to be distributed to the Poor 
of the said [Cityl, by Order of the Mayor, Recorder or any one of 
the Aldermen of the said Citv, who are herebv Authorized to hear 
and determine the same. 



84 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

And be it further Ordained by the 

Assize of Bread to be Authority Aforesaid that the Mayor and 

sett Every Three Months Aldermen of the said City for the time be- 

or oftner and Viewers ing, do Once in Every three Months, or 

of Bread to be Appointed oftener if they see Cause, Ascertain and 

EstabHsh the Value and Assize of Bread to 

be sold by the Bakers in this City And Cause the same to be publickly 

Affixed on the City Hall, that so all Persons may take Notice thereof, 

and likewise Appoint fitt Persons to be \ iewers of Bread and to 

Inspect the goodness thereof, and see that the same be of full and due 

Assize 

And be it further Ordained by the 

Penalty on Bakers for Authority aforesaid that all Bakers 
Breaking the Assize Bread within this City do make their Bread, 
forfeited to the Poor and good and According to the Assize so 
twenty shillings fine Established under the Penalty of for- 

feiture of all such Bread to the Poor as 
shall be found not to be good, and wanting of the due Assize as Afore- 
said, and also of twenty shillings fine for each Offence. 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder 

Meal sold by Measure Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New 

forfeited York Convened in Common Council and it is 

hereby Ordained by the Authority of the 
same. That no Meal whatsoever be hereafter sold in the Market of this 
City by Measure, but that all Meal to be sold in the said Market shall 
be sold by Weight, and Not Otherwise, upon Penalty of the Forfeiture 
of all such Meal as Shall be sold by Measure, and the said Penalty to 
be paid by the seller of such Meal, in the Value of the Meal so sold by 
Measure; One half to the Informer, and the Other half to the use of 
the Poor of this City, to be Recovered before the Mayor, Recorder, or 
any one of the Aldermen of the said City. 

And be it further Ordained by the 
Wall Street Market Authority Aforesaid. That the Market House 
House to be a Market at the lower End of the Wall Street, near the 
for Corn and Meal. East River Commonly Called Wall Street 

Market House, is hereby Appointed a Pub- 
lick Markett Place for the sale of all sorts of Corn, Grain and Meal, 
and that from and after the Publication hereof. No Corn. Grain 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 85 

or Meal be sold in Publick Market within this City at any Other 
place (but at the Aforesaid Wall Street Market House) under 
the Penalty of Six shillings for Every Bushell of Corn or Grain, 
or Every half hundred weight of Meal and so in proportion for A 

greater or lesser quantity that shall be sold at 
Penalty if sold Else any Other place within this City to be paid by 
where Six shillings the seller of such Corn, Grain or Meal. One 
for Every Bushell. half of the F^cnalty to the Informer, and the 

Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the 
use of this Corporation and to be Recovered before the Mayor 
Recorder or anv one of the Aldermen of the said Citv. 

[2,37 j A Law for Regulating thk Sale of Beer and Syder 

By Retail 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder 
Measures fur the Sale Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New 
of Beer and syder to York Convened in Common Council and it 
be sealed under the is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the 
Penalt>' of Six shillings same. That no Retailer or Retailers of 

Strong Liquors within this Corporation do 
hereafter Sell any Beer or Syder by Retail within this City but by Wine 
Measure duely sealed According to Law under the Penalty of Six Shil- 
lings for Every offence. One half to the Informer, and the Other half 
to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation, to be 
Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder or any of the Aldermen of 
this City. 

A Law Appointing A Place for the more Convenient 

Hiring of Slaves 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the Citv of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That all Negro 
Mulatto and Indian slaves that are lett out to Hire within this Citv do 
take up their Standing, in Order to be Hired, at the Markett House at 
the Wall Street Slip untill such time as they are hired, whereby all 
Persons may know where to hire slaves as their Occasions shall re- 
quire, niul also Owners of Slaves discover when their Slaves are so 
hired. Aiul all the Inhabitants of this City arc to take Notice hereof 
Accord inijly. 



86 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law for Regulating Negroes and Slaves in the 

Night time. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor 
Slaves above fourteen years Record Aldermen and Assistants 
Old not to Appear an hour after of the City of New York Con- 
Sunsett without A Lanthorn and vened in Common Council and it is 
lighted Candle unless in Company hereby Ordained by the Authority 
with Some White Person &c: or of the same. That from hence- 
Master or Mistriss &c : forth No Negro, Mulatto or In- 
dian slave above the Age of four- 
teen years, do presume to Appear in any of the Streets of this City on 
the South side of the Fresh Water, in the Night time, above an hour 
after sun Sett, and that if any such Negro, Mulatto or Indian slave or 
slaves, as aforesaid. Shall be found in any of the Streets of this City, 
or in any Other place on the south-side of the fresh-water in the Night 
time above an hour after sun-set, without A Lanthorn and lighted 
Candle in it, so as the Light thereof may be plainly seen (and not in 
Company with his, her or their Master or Mistriss, or some white Per- 
son, or white servant belonging to the family whose slave he or she 
is, or in whose service he or she then are) that then and in such Case 
it shall and may be lawfull for any of his Majesty's Subjects within the 
said City to apprehend such slave or slaves not having Such Lanthorn 
and Candle, and forthwith Carry him, her or them before the Mayor 
or Recorder, or any one of the Aldermen of the said City (if at a sea- 
sonable hour and if at an unseasonable hour to the Watch-house, there 
to be Confined untill the [238] Next Morning) who are hereby Autlior- 
ized upon proof of the offence to Committ such slave or slaves to the 
Common Gaol, for such his, her or their Contempt, and there to Ro- 
inain, untill the Master, Mistriss or Owner of Every such slave or 
slaves shall pay to the Person or Persons who Apprehended and Con- 
victed Everv such slave or slaves the sum of 
Penalty four Shillings four shillings Current Money of New York 

for his, her or their pains and trouble therein 
with reasonabk' Charges of Prosecution. 

And ni-: ir fi'rtiikr Okdain:..') ^-y ilic 
Slaves Offending to be Autliorily aforesaid that every slave cr ^laves 
Whipped if desired by that Shall Ijc Convicte<l of the Offence afores*.* 
the Master &c : before he. she or they be discharged rut of 

Custodv, shall be Whipped at the I* ■"; iiek 



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Whipping Post (not Exceeding forty Lashes) if desired by the Master 
or Owner of such slave or Slaves. 

Provided allways and it is the Intent hereof, that if 
Exception two or more Slaves (not Exceeding the Number of three) 

be together in any lawfull Employ or labour for the 
service of their Master or Mistress (and not Otherwise) and only one 
of them have and Carry such Lanthorn with A lighted Candle therein, 
the Other Slaves in such Company not Carrying A Lanthorn and 
lighted Candle shall not be Construed and Intended to be within the 
meaning and Penalty of this Law. anything in this Law Contained to 
the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding. 

A Law Restraining Slaves, Negroes, & Indians from 
Gaming with Moneys or for Moneys 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same. That whatsoever Negro, 
Mulatto or Indian slave, or any Other Negro, Mulatto, or Indian 
within this City, that shall that shall after the Publication hereof, be 
Convicted before the Mayor, Recorder or any one of the Aldermen 
of the same City, by the \'^ew of the said Mayor, Recorder and Alder- 
men or any one of them, or by the Oath of one or more Credible Wit- 
ness or Witnesses, of Gaming or Playing in the Streets of this City, or 
anv of them, or in anv House, Out House or Yard within the same for 
Money or with any sort of Gold, Silver, Copper, Paper Money or Bills 
Copper Pennys, Copper half pence. Copper Farthings, or with any 
Other sort of Coined or Uncoined Moneys or Paper Money or Paper 

Bills which Commonly Pass for Current 
Slaves to be Publickly Money in this Colony of New York Shall for 
Whipped for Gaming Every such Offence be Publickly Whipped at 

the Publick Whipping Post of this City, at the 
Discretion of the said Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the said City 
for the time being or any one of them before whom such Negro, 
Mulatto or Indian slave or any Other Negro Mulatto or Indian shall l)e 
Convicted, unless the Master, Mistress or Owner of such Negro. 
Mulatto or Indian slave, or Other Negro, Mulatto or Indian shall pay 

to the Church Wardens of the said City for the 
Unless the Master time being the sum of three shillings Current 
pay three shillings Money of New York for the use of the Poor of 

the said City, to save and Exempt such Negro 



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Mulatto or Indian slave or Other Negro Mulatto or Indian from tbo 
Corporal Punishment Aforesaid 

[239] A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder 
Slaves to be buried by Aldermen & Assistants of the City of New 
day light under Penalty York Convened in Common Council and it is 
of ten Shillings hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same 

that all Negro Mulatto and Indian Slaves 
that Shall Dye within this City on the southside of the Fresh Water be 
buried by Day-light under the Penalty of ten shillings for every Offence 
to the Contrary to be paid by the Master, Mistress or Owner of such 
slaves who shall be buried after the Limited time Aforesaid, and to be 
Recovered (by Complaint made thereof) before the Mayor or Recorder 
or any one of the Aldermen of the said City on sufficient Pruoi made 
thereof the one half of the said Penaltv to the Informer and the Other 
half thereof to the Treasurer of the said City for the use of the 
Corporation 

AND for the Prevention of Great 
Not more than twelve Slaves Numbers of slaves Assembling & 
to be at A Funeral on Penalty Meeting together at their Funerals, 
of being whipped under pretext whereof they have great 

Opportunities of Plotting and Confed- 
erating together to do Mischief, as well as Neglecting their Masters 
service Be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid that not 
above twelve slaves Shall Assemble or meet together at the funeral of 
any Slave (with the le^ve of their Master or Mistress) and in Case any 
greater Number than twelve Shall at any time hereafter assemble and 
meet together at the funeral of any slave, Every such slave so Assem- 
bling and Meeting together) Except the Bearers who Carry the Corps 
and the Grave digger, and Except the twelve slaves Admitted to the 
Funeral of such deceased Slave by the Master or Owner thereof) shall 
for Ever>' such Offence be Publickly whipped at the Publick Whipping 
Post of this City at the Discretion of the Mayor Recorder and Alder- 
men of the said City or any one of them, 
Unless the Master or before whom such slave or slaves shall be 
Owner pay Six Shillings Convicted, unless the Master, Mistress or 
to Exempt them from the Owner of such slave or slaves so Offending 
Punishment shall pay to the Person or Officer Informing 

of such Offence the sum of three shillings 
Current Money of this Colony, and also the further sum of three shil- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 89 

lings of like Money to the Church Wardens of the said City, for the 
time being, for the use of the Poor, to save and Exempt such slave from 
tlie Corporal Punishment aforesaid. 

And it is hereby further Or- 
No Pawl to be allowed at their dered and Ordained that no Pawl be 
Funerals nor Pawl Bearers on Allowed or Admitted at the Funeral of 
Penalty of being Whipped any slave ; and if any Slave shall here- 

after, presume to hold up A Pawl or be 
A Pawl Bearer at the Funeral of any Slave, such slave shall be Pub- 
lickly whipped at the Publick Whipping Post at the Discretion of the 
Mayor Recorder and Aldermen or any one of them before whom such 
slave Shall be Convict of the Offence Aforesaid. 

A Law for Punishing Slaves who shall Ride 
disorderly through the Streets. 

Forasmuch as Very many Negro, Indian and Mulatto Slaves 
within this City, in Riding their Masters Iforses to Water, Make A 
Common Practice of Riding disorderly and Precipitately through the 
Streets of the said City, whereby several Persons passing thro the 
same on their Lawfull Occasions, have been ir^ great Danger of being 
Maimed or Killed thereby, and several Children in great danger dayly 
of l)eing Rid over and Killed for the Prevention whereof for the future 
Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder [240I Aldermen and As- 
sistants of the Citv of New York Convened in Common Council and it 
is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That if any Negro, 
Indian or Mulatto Slave shall hereafter Presume to Ride any Horse 
Mare or Gelding in or thro' any the Streets, Lanes or Alleys within this 

City on the South side of the fresh Water, 
Slaves to be Publickly Swiftly, Hastily, Precipitately or disorderly, 
whipped for Riding and Otherwise than softly Orderly Patiently 
disorderly unless the without Pasing Swiftly, Trotting fast or Gal- 
Master &c: pay three loping, Every slave so Offending, for Ever>' 
Shillings and Charges such Offence shall publickly be Whipped at 
of P r o s e c u tion to the Publick Whipping Post of this City at the 
Exempt &c : Discretion of the Mayor Recorder and Alder- 

men of the said City or any one of them before 
whom such slave shall be Convicted of the Offence Aforesaid, unless 
the Master, Mistress or Owner of such slave so offending shall pay to 
the Person or Officer Informing of such Offence the sum of three 
shillings Current Money of this Colony with the Charges of Pro8CCV 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



tion to Excuse and Exempt such slave from the Corporal Punishment 
Aforesaid 

A Law giving A Reward to any Person or Persons who shall 

APPREHEND ANY NeGRO^ MuLATTO OT IndIAN SlAVES 

Offending against any of the Acts of 
General Assembly of this Colony. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen & Assistants of 
the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same. That if any Negro, Mulatto 
or Indian slave hereafter Shall be taken up or Apprehended within this 
City for Offending against any of the Acts of the General Assembly 
of this Colony and be lawfully Convicted thereof, the Master, Mistr^ 
or Owner of such Negro, Mulatto or Indian slave Shall pay to the 

Person or Persons who Shall so take up 
The Reward Six Shillings or Apprehend such slave the sum of Six 

Shillings Current Money of New York 
as a Reward for his or their trouble and diligence in so doing ; and that 
after such Conviction such slave or slaves shall Stand Committed untill 
such Reward is paid as Aforesaid with lawfull fees of Committment 

A Law for Regulating of Carts and Carmen. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder 
None to be C a r me n Aldermen and Assistants of the City of 
without Lycence Penalty New York Convened in Common Council 
twenty Shillings and it is hereby Ordained by the Autliority 

of the same. That there be so many Car- 
men Lycenced and Allowed for the service of this City by the Mayor 
of the same, as he Shall think fitt to Appoint (not Excecdini^: (Inc hun- 
dred) and that no Person do serve in that Capacity for hire or Wages 
but who shall be so Appointed, Allowed and Lycencc<l, under the 
Penalty of twenty shillings one halfe to the Informer and the Other 
half to the Foremen of the Said Carmen. 

And be it furtukr Ordained be it further 

Carmen to Mend the Ordained by the Authority aforesaid. That the 

Streets & Highways Carmen Appointed for this City shall and do fill 

Gratis. up, Amend and Repair the Breaches in the 

Streets and Highways in and about this City 
when Required by the Mayor, Gratis, on Penalty of being turned out of 
their places. 



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And be it further Ordained by the Authority 
Aforesaid, that each Cart imployed for the Carrying 
of any goods, Merchandise, Fire Wood or Other 
things, within this City, shall be two foot Eight Inches 
wide, and three foot high, under the Penalty of three 
Shillings to be paid by the Owner of such Cart one half to the Informer 
and the Other half to the foremen of the Said Carmen. 



Size of Carts 
Penalty three 
shillings 



Carts not to drive in 
the Night time penalty 
twenty Shillings 



[241] And be it further Ordained by the 
Authority aforesaid, That no Carman pre- 
sume to ride or drive his Cart within this City 
above an hour after Sunsett nor above an 
hour before Sunrise without Special Lycence 
from the Mayor, or in his absence of any Alderman, under the Penalty 
of twenty shillings, One half to the Informer and the Other half to the 
Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation. 

AND BE it further Ordainhd by 
No Carman to Ride in his Cart, the Authority aforesaid that no Car- 
Penalty Six Shillings man do Ride in his Cart in any of the 

Streets within this City, nor drive his 
Cart a Trot in the Street, but Patientlv, under the Penaltv of Six shil- 
lings, One half to the Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of 
this City for the use of this Corporation 



Carmen t o Observe 
the Foremen's Orders' 
Penalty three shillings 
or loose their Place 



and be it further Ordained bv the 
Authority Aforesaid, that the several Carmen 
within this City Shall be Observent to their 
Foremen and their Orders from time to time 
under the Penalty of three shillings for Kvcry 
Offence (or loosing their place as A Carman) 
the one half thereof to the Informer and the Other half to the F< re- 
men of the said Carmen 

and be it further Ordained bv the 
Authoritv Aforesaid that Everv Carman that 
driveth A Cart for Hire or Wages within this 
Cit>' Shall have ihc Number cf his Licence 
fairly painted upon each side of his Cart with 
Red Paint, easily to be seen on the after part 
of the shaft upon the Square thereof, under 
the Penalty of three Shillinj5:s, one half to tbe I:ifi5rmor. the Other half 



Number of the Cart to 
be Painted. Penalty 
three. Shillings, on 
Refusal or Neglect 
to be suspended. 



93 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

to the Foremen of the said Carmen ; And that if any Carman shall Re- 
fuse or Neglect to Paint the Number of his Cart as Aforesaid, that the 
Mayor do suspend such Person from being any longer A Carman. 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

Foremen to Inform the Authority aforesaid that upon the death or 
Mayor on the death or Removal of any Carman. The Foremen of 
Removal of any Carman the Said Carmen, do Immediately Inform 

the Mayor thereof in Order Another Car- 
man be Appointed and Lycenced in his Room, if the Said Mayor shall 
See Occasion for so doing 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

No Boys or Negroes to Authority aforesaid that no Boys or Negroes 
drive A Cart. Penalty do drive any Cart for Hire or Wages within 
three Shillings, unless this City under the Penalty of three shillings 
A Licence for So doing for Every Offence one half thereof to the In- 
former and the Other half to the Treasurer of 
this City for the use of this Corporation to be paid by the Owner of 
Such Horse and Cart unless such Boy or Negro have a Licence from 
the Mayor for so doing 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

Carmen to drive their own Authority Aforesaid that no Carman 
Carts & not lett them to Hire within this City Shall lett out his Cart to 
Penalty three shillings. Hire or on shares, but drive it him- 

self without Special Lycence for so do- 
ing from the Mayor under the Penalty of three shillings for Every day 
Such Cart shall be lett out to be paid by the Person driving such Cart, 
One half thereof to the Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer 
of this City for the use of this Corporation. 

AND BE IT further Ordained by the 
Penalty on Carmen who Re- Authority Aforesaid that if any Carman 
fuse to Ride when required Shall Neglect or Refuse to Ride and 
Six shillings with Costs Employ his Horse and Cart for any Per- 

son when Required (when he and his 
Horse and Cart are not Otherwise Employed) Such Carman shall for 
Every such Offence forfeit and pay the sum of Six shillings Current 
Money of New York [242] to the Party grieved, with such Costs and 
Charges as Shall Accrue in the Recovery thereof. 



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93 



Carnien are to Cart goods 
Subject to damage before 
any Other, under Penalty 
of twenty Shillings 

Subject to damage, under 
Default, to be paid to the 
Corporation. 

Carmen not to Engross 
firewood. Penalty forty 
Shillings 



AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

Authority Aforesaid, that all the Carmen 
of this City Shall and hereby are Obliged 
and Required to leave all Employments to 
attend the Riding and Carting up of 
Wheat, Flour or Any Other Merchandize 
the Penalty of twenty shillings for Each 
Treasurer of this City for the use of this 

AND BE IT Further Ordained by the 
Authority Aforesaid that no Carman with- 
in this City do Engross or Buy any Fire- 
wood within the same to sell again under 
the Penalty of forty Shillings for each 
Offence 



Carmen not to Ride 
more than one Hogshead 
or one Pipe &c: at one 
time under Penalty of 
Six shillings 



AND BE it Further Ordained bv the 
Authority Aforesaid, that the said Carmen 
Shall Carry good and sufficient loads (that 
is to Say) as much as Can be Conveniently 
Stowed on their Carts and is Reasonable 
for A Horse to draw under the Penalty of 
three shillings. One half to the Informer 
and the Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this 
Corporation. And that no Carman do Presume to load or Carry in his 
Cart at one time, more than one Hogshead of Rum or one Hogshead 
of Malasses, One Hogshead of Sugar, one Pipe of Wine, or Hogshead 
or Pipe of any Other Liquors ; and that no greater Quantity of Liquors 
shall be loaded or Carried in A Cart at one time in Smaller Cask than 
what will Contain one hundred and forty Gallons, under the Penalty 
of Six shillings, one half thereof to the Infonner and the Other half 
thereof to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation. 

AND BE it further Ordained bv thc Authority Aforesaid that the 
Prices and Rates to be taken by Carmen for the Carriage of Fire Wood, 
Goods Wares and Merchandizes and Other things within this City be 
According to the Rates and Prices hereafter mentioned without ariv 
Exactions (Viz*) 

For loading. Carting and unloading Every Common load to any 
place within this City not Exceeding half A Mile four pence haH 
penny: 



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For loading Carting and unloading Every Common load to any 
place above the distance of half a Mile & not Exceeding a Mile Nine 
pence. 

For Every load of Lime, Bricks, Pantiles, Staves, Hoops, Hoop 
Poles, Cocoa Bar-Iron. Six pence. 

For Every half Tonn of Flour Six pence. 

For Every load of Beef, Pork, Pitch, Tarr, Turpentine, Oyle, Beer, 
Cyder or any Other goods in tite Barrells Allowing four Barrells to 
each load. Six pence 

For Every three Barrells or Tierces of Rice. Six pence. 

For Every load of Bread four pence half penny. 

For Every load of loose Shingles Nine pence. 

For Every load of European Goods Nine pence. 

For Every load of Iron Potts or Kettles. Nine pence 

For ICvcry load of loose Earthen Ware. Nine pence. 

For Every load of Hay. Eighteen pence. 

For Every load of Gunpowder to or from the Powder-house not 
Exceeding four Cask one Shilling, if less than four Cask Nine pence, 
if more than four Cask Eighteen pence. 

For loading, Carting, unloading and Houseing the goods hereafter 
Mentioned (Vizi) 

For Every Hogshead of Rum or Other Strong Liquors of Ninety 
Gallons or upwards. Eighteen pence. 

For Every Pipe of Wine or Other Strong Liquors. Eighteen pence. 

For Every Hogshead of Malasses of Ninety Gallons or upwards 
Eighteen pence. 

Im)r Every Tierce of Malasses, Rum and Other Strong Liquors from 
Sixty to Ninety Gallons, one Shilling 

For Every Cask of Malasses, Rum or Other Strong Liquors from 
forty to Sixt)' Gallons Six pence. 

[243] For Every Hogshead of Sugar of twelve hundred weight or 
Uf)\vards. two Shillings 

For Every Cask of Sugar from Nine hundred to twelve hundred 
wcigfit. Eighteen pence 

1m >R Every Cask of Sugar from Six hundred to Nine hundred 
weight. Nine pence. 

For Every load of Sugar in Smaller Cask. Six pence. 

Tn.\r the Rales and Prices of all Other Goods be in Proportion to 
the above Regulation. 

.\Nn ur. n iikthir <>ui>\iNKn bv the Authoritv Aforesaid that if 



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95 



any Carman within this City Shall Extort or Exact any greater Rates 
or Prices for Carting, than what are above mentioned, upon Conviction 
thereof before the Mayor, such Carman shall be suspended from being 
A Carman by the Said Mayor. 

A Law for Regulating the Officic of Gl'agfrs 

Packers and Cullers 

Be it Ordained bv the Mavor Re- 
Four Guagers. Packers and corder Aldermen & Assistants of the City 
Cullers to be Appointed of New York Convened in Common 
Yearly. Their Oath. Council and it is hereby Ordained by the 

Authority of the same. That there be 
four Guagers Packers and Cullers of this City; That the Mayor do 
Accordingly Administer an Oath to them. Well, Truely and Honestly 
to Execute the Duties of their Office, and Uprightly to perform the 
same ; and that they will not put the Packers Mark to any Cask of Beef 
or Pork but to Such as Shall be good and wholsome Meat, fit for 
Transportation, and in Cask according to Law. And that the Mnyor 
Grant them Lycences for the Said Office, they paying for the same 
Each, the sum of Eighteen shillings for the use of this Corporation 
and to be Renewed yearly with usual fees. 

And be it further Ordained by tlie 

Beef and Pork to be Authority Aforesaid that no Beef or Pork 

Repacked Packers not to be shipped from this Port, but what shall be 

Mark Beef or Pork but Repacked by the sworn Packers of this City. 

what is good Penalty and that they put their Packers Mark to no 

five pounds. Beef or Pork, but what shall be good and 

wholsome Meat, fit for Transportation, 

under the Penalty of five pounds for each Offence, one half to the 

Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the use 

of this Corporation 

AND BE it further Ordained by the 

Size of Cask to be Marked Authority aforesaid That the sworn 

Prices of Meat Exceeding Packers of this City Shall not put the 

ton pounds weight, not to Packers Mark upon any Barrells of Pork 

!)e Repacked. Penalty Beef or Fish, but what shall Contain 

Six Shillings thirt>' Gallons or more, and half Barrells 

fifteen Gallons or more under the Penalty 

of Six shillings for each Barrell or half Barrell. And that no Pieces 

of Beef or Pork Exceeding the Weight of ten pounds each piece b 



96 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

hereafter Repacked as Merchantable within this City under the Penalt\ 
of Six shillings for each Barrell or half Barrell so unlawfully Repacked. 

And that no Beef or Pork be Packed or Re- 
in tite Cask with ten packed but in tite Cask, sufficient to hold Pickle, 
hoops, Penalty S i x and ten hoops at least on each Cask under the 
Shillings Penalty of Six shillings for each Cask, one half 

of the Penalties Aforesaid to the Informer and 
the Other half thereof to the Treasurer of this Citv for the use of this 
Corporation. 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

Beef and Pork not to be Authority Aforesaid, that from henceforth 
Shipped off till Repacked no Beef or Pork, Pipe Staves, Hogshead 
nor Staves and Heading Staves or Heading for Cask, be shipped off 
till Culled Rates of from this City, for forreign Marketts, but 
Packers & Cullers such as Shall be Repacked and Culled by 

the sworn Packers and Cullers of this Citv. 
and that the said Packers and Cullers have for Packing and Marking 
each Barrell of Beef or Pork, Nine pence, and for Pickling Every 
Barrell four [244] pence half penny for Culling Every Thousand of 
Pipe Staves and Every thousand Pieces of Heading for each thousand 
two Shillings, and for Every thousand of Hogshead Staves or Barrell 

Staves, one shilling and Six pence. And that Xo Pipe 
Size of Staves Staves be allowed Merchantable but such as arc four 

foot and a half long, and three Inches and A half broad 
without Sap. And A Heart Stave three Inches Broad and three 
quarters of an Inch Thick Hogshead Staves to be three foot and A 
half long three Inches and A half Broad without Sap and half an Inch 

Thick. And that all Beef and Pork that is Merchant- 
Packers Mark able and Repacked by the sworn Packers be by them 

Marked with Brand-Mark NEW /ORK 

A Law Relating to Making Freemen 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder 
None to keep shop or Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New 
Exercise a n v Trade York Convcnd in Common Council and it is 
untill they are Freemen hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. 

That no Person or Persons whomsoever, 
within this City and Liberties thereof, do Keep shop, or sell or Expose 
to Sale anv Goods or Wares bv Retail, or Exercise anv Handv Craft 
Trade or Occupation, but such as are I'rccmen thereof, or so Admitted 



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by the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen or by the Mayor, and any four 
or more of the Aldermen in the Mayors Court or in Common Council 

(after legal Warning given to the Contrary) 
Penalty five pounds under the Penalty of five pounds for each 

Offence, and all Persons hereafter to be made 
Free of this Corporation shall pay for the Freedom thereof as fol- 

loweth (to witt Every Merchant Trader or shop- 
Price of Freedoms keeper the sum of three pounds of Current Money 

of this Colony, and Every Handy Craft Trades- 
man the sum of twenty shillings of like Current Money for the use of 
this Corporation with the Customary fees on being made free as 
Aforesaid 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of 

Apprenticeship 

Be it Ordained bv the Mavor Recorder Alder- 
Apprentices to be men & Assistants of the City of New York Con- 
bound before the vened in Common Council, and it is hereby 
Mayor. Recorder Ordained by the Authority of the same. That from 
or one Alderman henceforth no Merchant, shopkeeper or Handy 

Craft Tradesman shall take any Apprentice to 
teach or Instruct them in their Trade or Calling within this City, with- 
out being bound by Indenture before the Mayor Recorder or one of 
the Aldermen of the said City, and Enroling the same in the Town 
Clerks Office. And that at the Expiration of the said Indentures the 
Said Apprentice shall be made free of this City by the Master, if he 
hath well and truly served him. And the Clerk shall have for Enrol- 
ing each Indenture of Apprenticeship the sum of three shillings to be 
paid by the Master of such Apprentice bound as Aforesaid 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessels 
IN the Dock and Slips of this City 

Be it Ordained Bv the Mavor Re- 
Dockage to be paid the corder Aldermen & Assistants of the 
twenty fifth of March Yearly City of New York Convened in Com- 
by Vessells belonging to this mon Council, and it is hereby Ordained 
Port. by the Authority of the same, that all 

Vessells belonging to this Port do pay 
yearly for Lying in the Dock or Slips of this City (that is to say) [245] 
On the twenty fifth day of March yearly Commonly Called Lady day 
Vol. IV.— 7 



98 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

According to the Regulation formerly made and now Confirmed in 
Common Council hereafter mentioned. 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

Vcssells not belonging to Authority aforesaid that all Vessells not bc- 
this Port to pay Dockage longing to this Port that shall Come within 
Every Voyage. the Mould or Dock or Slips of this City 

shall pay for Every Voyage According to 
the Regulation hereafter mentioned. 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by tllC 

Vessells not to lie in the Authority Aforesaid that no Vessell whatso- 
Mouth of the Dock ever do lie in the Mouth of the Dock, or Near 

the Bridge in Inconvenient places, not longer 
than A Convenient time for Loading and unloading, Except in Winter 
time, or Occasioned by Stress of Weather, and if by Accident any 

Vessel be Run a ground in the Mouth of the 
Penalty Six shillings Dock, such Vessel is Immediately to Remove 

as soon as a float, under the Penalty of Six 
shillings, each Tide, to be paid by the Master thereof. 

AND BE IT further Ordained by the 

Vessells in the Dock Authority Aforesaid that no fire be made or 

or Slips to keep no fire kept on Board any Vessells lying within the 

in the Night Penalty Dock or Slips of this City, or near the same, 

twenty shillings at any Other time than from day-light in the 

Morning till the Ringing of the Bell or after 

Eight A Clock in the Evening under the Penalty of twenty Shillings 

besides what Damage may Ensue, to be paid by the Master of Such 

Vessell. 

and be IT further Ordained by the 

Anchors, Graplings &c : not Authority aforesaid that if any Person, 

to be Cast in the Dock or do Cast any Anchor, Grapling or Killick 

Slips, Penalty ten Shillings, within or near the Mould Dock or Slips, 

such Person shall forfeit and pay for so 

doing the sum of ten shillings, besides all Damages done thereby. 

AND be it further Ordained by the 
Dung, Ashes, Dirt, &c : Authority Aforesaid that none do Cast any 
not to be Cast in the Dock Dung, Ashes, Draught, Dirt, or any thing 
Penalty twenty shillings to fill up or Annoy the Mould. Dock or 

Slips or the Neighbourhood thereabouts or 
near tlic same, under the Penalty of twenty shillings for Every Offence. 



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AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

Stones, Earth &c : not to Authority aforesaid that no Stones, Earth 
be taken off the Wharfs or Ballast be taken away or thrown off the 
Penalty, ten shillings Wharfs under the Penalty of ten shillings. 

besides paying all Damages done to the 

Said Wharfs. 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

Persons Concerned to be Authority Aforesaid that all Persons 
Subject to the Directions Concerned be Subject to the directions of 
of the Dockmaster. Penalt}' the Dockmaster or Havenmaster, [as] to 
ten shillings fitt and Convenient Births for the Lying 

or fastening of their Boats and Vessells, 
within or at the Mould, slips and Wharfs belonging to the same, under 
the Penalty of ten shillings for being Refractory besides all Damages 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by the 

Vessells not to lie in the Authority aforesaid that no Ships, Sloops, 
Slips longer than to Load Boats or Other Vessells do lie in any of the 
and unload. Penalty Six Slips of this City, A longer time than for 
Shillings Convenient Loading and unloading under 

the Penalty of Six shillings for Every Tide 
they shall lie longer than such Convenient time, to be paid by the 
Master of such ship Sloop Boat or Other Vessell. 

[246] AND BE IT further Ordained by the 
Dock Master to put Authority aforesaid, that the Dockmaster or 
this Law in Execution Havenmaster, do take Care to see tliis above 

Law and Orders therein Mentioned, kept, 
Observed, and duely put in Execution and do Collect and Receive all 

the Penalties and Forfeitures Arising 
Penalties how disposed of thereby, the one half of all which Penalties 

and Forfeitures he is to pay to the Treas- 
urer of this City for the use of this Corporation, and the Other hall 
thereof to Retain to his own use 

Regulations for Paying Dock-Money. 

AND BE it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid. That all 
Vessells, sloops, scows. Flats, Perryaugers and Boats belonging to this 
City, do pay for lying within the Dock or Mould, or any of the Slips 
of this Cit\% yearly, that is to Say. 



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A Vessel, Scow, Flat, Perryauger or Boat, of one Ton to five Tons 

Six shillings. 

if above five Tons to ten Tons Nine Shillings 

from Ten Tons to fifteen Tons twelve Shillings 

from fifteen Tons to twenty five Tons twenty Shillings 

from twenty five Tons to fifty Tons thirty Shillings 

all above fifty Tons, two pounds ten Shillings* 

AND that all Ships or vessells not belon^^ing to this Port and that 

Come within the Mould, Dock or Slips of this City shall pay for Every 

Voyage they lying there not longer than one Month. That is to say. 
A Vessell of Ten Tons or under Six Shillings 
if above Ten Tons to twenty Tons twelve Shillings 
if above Twenty Tons to Thirty Tons Eighteen Shillings 
if above Thirty Tons to fifty Tons four and twenty Shillings 
if above Fifty Tons to one hundred Tons & upwards thirty Shillings 
And if they lye above one Month to pay proportionably and so for 

Evcrv Month. 

AND BE IT FURTHER Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that all 
Vessells, belonging to any Other Ports of this Government of New 
York East Jersey and Connecticutt as farr as the East End of Fishers 
Island shall pay no more Dockage, but yearly as the ships or Vessells 
belonging to this Port pay, i hey paving the Said Dockage at their first 
Comeing for the whole year. 

A Law for Pre.serving the Bridge and CoHon Sewer 

IN THE Dock of this City 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder 
None to make fast Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New 
Haul down or unload York Convened in Common Council and it is 
any Lumber on the hereby Ordained by the Authority of the Same 
Bridge in the Dock That from and after the Publication hereof, No 
Penalty ten shillings Ship. Barque, Sloop or Other Vessell whatso- 
ever do make fast unto, or haul down by or 
Carreen by the Bridge in the Great Dock of this City (after Notice 
given to the Contrary by the Dockmastcr) nor unload any Ballast or 
Other Lumber or Firewood on the same Bridge under the Penalty of 
ten Shillings for Every Offence to be paid by the Master or Owner of 
such Vessell one half to the Informer the Other half to the Treasurer 
of this City for the use of this Corporation and to be Recovered before 
the Mavor Recorder or anv one of the Aldermen of this Citv. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORTk"--, ioi 

[247] A Law Prohibiting the Burning Limx!^ 

Part of the Commons 

Be it Ordained bv the Mavor-Retorder 
Lime not to be burnt Aldermen and Assistants of the City dLTShew 
on the Common York Convened in Common Council and if is^ 

V 

within fifty Yards hereby Ordained by the Authority of the-' 
of A fence &c: same. That at the Expiration of one Month 
Penalty forty shillings after the Publication hereof No Oyster shells, 
for every Offence. Lime Stone or Lime be burnt on the Com- 

mons of this City, or on Any Vacant Ground 
on the south side or to the south-ward of the House and Lott of Ground 
now or late belonging to John Harris, nor within fifty Yards of any 
fence or Building on the southside of the Fresh-Water, under the 
Penalty of forty shillings for Every Offence to be paid by the Owner 
of such shells, Lime-Stone or Lime. One half thereof to the Informer 
and the Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this 
Corporation to be Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder or any 
One of the Aldermen of this Citv. 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing Fees 
FOR Inviters to Funerals 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same. That the Fees of the Persons 
who are the Inviters to Funerals be, and are hereby Regulated and 
Establishing in manner following ( \'iz*) for Inviting to and attending 
at the Funeral of Every Person of Twenty years of Age and upwards 
Eighteen shillings. For Every Person above twelve years of Age and 
under twenty Years twelve shillings and for Every Person under twelve 
Years of Age Eight shillings Current Money of New York and no 
more, and that the said Inviters take Notice hereof and Conform 
themselves Accordingly. 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and 
Alleys of the Said City 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Re- 
Streets to he Swept Every corder. Aldermen and Assistants of the 
Frvdav aii<! the Dirt Citv of New York Convened in Common 
Carried Away Council and it is hereby Ordained by the 

Authority of the same, that all and Every 
the Citizens. Freeholders, Housekeepers and Inhabitants dwelling v 



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in the six \yaj'ck'*on the south side of the Fresh Water shall on Every 
Fryday;*.WeekIy, Either by themselves or servants Rake and sweep 
together 411 the Dirt, Filth and soil lying in the Streets before their 
Riegji^ftYve dwelling Houses upon heaps and on the same day or on the 
. .gateway following shall Cause the same to be Carried away and thrown 

into the River, or some Other Convenient place 
: • Penalty Six shillings under the Penalty of six shillings for each 

Neglect Refusal or Default. 

AND BE IT FURTHER Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that if 
any Person or Persons whomsoever shall at any time hereafter Cast 
into, throw or lay in any of the Streets, Lanes or Alleys of this City 

[248] or in the Dock or any of the Slips 
No Carrion Guts thereof. Any Carrion, Guts Garbige, Oyster 
Garbige &c : to be Cast Shells, Ashes, Dung, Rubbish Grains, Beasts 
in the Streets Penalty Entrails or any Other kind of Filth or Dirt 
Six shillings whatsoever that may be Noisom to any of the 

Inhabitants of this City, such Person or Per- 
sons so Offending shall forfeit and pay for Every such Offence the sum 
of six shillings Current Money of New York, and in Case any such 
Offence shall be Committed hv any servant or slave the Master or 
Owner of such servant or slave shall pay the Said Forfeiture 

And be it further Ordained by the 
Streets not to be Authority Aforesaid that no Person whatso- 
Encumbred with ever shall Encumber the Streets with Timber, 
Beams Timber &c or Beams, Planks Boards, Stones, Bricks or any 
any Other Lumber with- Other Lumber, or Pyle or leave the same in 
out leave of the Mayor, any of the Streets or Highways within this 
Penalty Six Shillings City without leave from the Mayor of the 

said City for the time being under the Pen- 
alty of Six shillings for each Offence, one half to the Informer and the 
Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation 

And he it further Ordained bv the 
No Tubs of Dung. Close Authority aforesaid, that if any Person or 
Stools &c : to be F.mptied Persons within this City do Cast, throw or 
in the Streets. Empty any Tubs of Dung, Close Stools or 

Penalty not h'xcceding Pots of Ordure or Xastiness in any of the 
forty Shillings .Streets of this City, the Inhabitant of such 

House from whence the same is brcuj^ht 
shall be fined for the same, at the Discretion of the Mayor of tl.i said 
City not Exceeding forty shillings for each Offence. c»nc half k the 



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Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the 

use of this Corporation and that all Persons 

Ordures to be Emptied within this City do Empty their Ordures 
in the River. into the River and no where else, on the 

Penalty aforesaid. 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority 
Time Appointed Aforesaid that no Person or Persons within this 
to Empty Ordures City do Cause their Ordures to be Emptied or 

Carried through any Street, till after Eleven of 
the Clock at Night from the twenty fifth day of March to the twenty 
Xinth day of September and till after Ten A Clock at Night from 

the twenty Ninth day of September to the 
twenty fifth day of March under the Penalty 
of Six Shillings for each Offence, and that 
no Person Carrying such Ordure Shall Spill 
the same in any Street, under the like 
Penalty. 



Penalty S i x shillings 
ft none to be Spilt in the 
Streets like Penalty 



Dirt not to be Swept 
into the Channel in 
time of Rain or floods 
Penalty Six shillings 



AND BE IT FURTHER Ordained by the Au- 
thority Aforesaid that if any Person or Persons 
within this City Shall hereafter in the time of 
Rain or Floods, Sweep the soil or Dirt of the 
Streets into, or near the Channel of any of the 
Streets of this City, so as the same may be 
Carried away by the Stream thereof, such Person or Persons so Offend- 
ing shall for Every such Offence forfeit and pay the sum of Six shil- 
lings Current Money of New York ; and if Such Offence shall be Com- 
mitted by any servant or slave such forfeiture shall be paid by the 
Owner Master or Mistress of such servant or slave, One half to the 
Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the use 
of this Corporation 

And BE IT further Ordained bv the 
Authority Aforesaid that the Respective Car- 
men within this City shall have take and 
Receive for Carrying Every load of Dirt, 
Rubbish Filth or soil out of the Streets of this 
City the sum of four pence half penny Current Money of New York 
and if the said Carmen shall load their Carts themselves with such 
Dirt Rubbish Filth or soil and Carry the same Away, that then the said 
Carmen shall have take and Receive the sum of seven pence I 



Carmens Wages for 
Carting Dirt out of 
the Streets 



I04 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

penny Current Money of New York for each Cart load of Dirt, Rub- 
bish Filth or Soil which they shall so fill, load and Carry away as 
aforesaid to be paid them by the Person or Persons who -shall Employ 
them to fill load and Carry away the same. 

[249] And be it Ordained by the Authority 
Carmen Refusing to Aforesaid that if any Carmen within this City 
Carry Dirt out of the Shall Neglect or Refuse to Carry away out of 
Streets &c: forfeit ten any of the Streets Lanes or Alleys of this City 
shillings on the South Side of the Fresh Water, Any 

Carrion Guts Garbige Oyster shells Ehmghills. 
Ashes Dirt Soil and Filth being thereunto Required by any of tlie In- 
habitants of this City, shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay the 
sum of ten shillings Current Money Aforesaid 

And be it further Ordainkd by the 
Penalties how disposed off Authority aforesaid That all the Penalties 

Forfeitures in this Law above mentioned 
shall be Recovered before the Mayor, Recorder or any One of the Alder- 
men of the said City and Levyed by Distress upon the Goods and Chat- 
tells of the Defaulters and disposed of and paid to him or them who 
shall give Information of the Defaults aforesaid (Except where the 
Penalties and Forfeitures herein before mentioned are Otherwise 
Expressly disposed of) any former Law or Usage of this Corporation 
to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding 

A Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys within 

the City of New York. 

Forasmuch as the former Laws of 
Pavements to be made this City Made for Paving the Streets 
in Manner as directed by within the same have been much Neg- 
the Aldermen & Assistant lected, whereby the Citizens and sojoum- 
of each Ward ers within ^the said Qty are much 

Annoyed and the Intercourse of Trade 
among tlie Inhabitants thereby much lessened, for Regulating whereof. 
He it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants of 
the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same. That all and Every the Citi- 
zens, Freeholders and Inhabitants that Dwell in the Respective Streets 
I^nes & Alleys of this City, or are or shall be in Possession of any 
Lott or Lotts of Ground fronting any of them shall, from and after 



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[he Pubiicaliyn hereof (at liie Charge of the Landlord) Wei! and 

■ufficieiuly Pa\e or Cause to be well and sufficiently Paved with good 

ind sufficient Pibble Stones Suitable for Paving, all, or so much of the 

Streets Lanes and Alleys, within the said City as shall Front the Rc- 

ipcctive [iuildiiigs and Lots of Ground that belong to them Respective- 

f as Aforesaid and keep and Maintain the same in good Repair, at 

^uch time or times and in such Manner and Form and According to 

inch Denicnsions Quantity and Proportion as shall, from time to time 

: unto them, Respectively directed and Appointed by the Alderman 

i Aisistant of each Respective Ward Aforesaid, 

And for the More Effectual Paving of the Respective Streets 

joes and Alleys aforesaid Be it further Ordained by the Author- 

. Aforesaid, that if any Citizen. Inhabitant or Freeholder as aforesaid 

ihall Refuse, delay or Neglect to make his or their proportionable 

ivement before their Respective Buildings and Lotts of Ground as 

^foresaid in manner and form aforesaid (or shall Pave the same 

Contrary to the Directions Aforesaid or withnttt Surh Direction and 

Appointment, or in any Other manner than shall be directed and 

appointed as aforesaid) Such Citizen Inhabitant or Freeholder as 

Aforesaid shall for Every such his. her or their Default, forfeit and 

lay the sum of twenty shillings Current Money of New York, to be 

Recovered before the ^^ayor. Recorder or any one or more of the 

tAldermen of the said City, and to be Levyed by Dislre<:<; and sale of the 

Goods and Chattels of such Defaulter, the One half to the Informer. 

and the [250] Other half to the Treasurer of this Cit>' for the use of 

this Corporation, and all the Respective Citizens. Inhabitants and 

Freeholders of tlie Said City of New York are hereby Required to 

Render an Entire Complyance Accordingly. 

A Law against FiRiNt; Guss is tui; Streets. 
Be it Ordaised by the Mayor. Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
f tfic Citj' of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
Icreby Ordained by the Authorit}- of the same. That if any Children, 
STouth Apprentices, servants or Other Persons, do fire and discharge 
Uy Gun or Pistol at any Mark, or at Random against any Fence. 
nitt, or within any Orchard. Ciardcn or Other Inclosure, or in any 
place where Persons frequent to Walk. 
'eoalty twentv' Shillings such Person so Offending sliall forfeit for 
Every such Offence the sum of twent>' shil- 
I Current ^foney of New York, and on Refusal to pay the 1 



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shall be Committed to the House of Correction at the Discretion of the 
Mayor Recorder or Alderman before whom such Offender Shall be 
Convict, there to Remain Committed not Exceeding twenty days, unless 
such Forfeiture as Aforesaid be sooner paid, with the Lawfull Fees of 
Committment, one half thereof to the Informer and the Other half 
to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation. 

A Law against Killing Neat Cattle any where 

BUT AT THE SLAUGHTER HoUSES 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council, and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That no Butcher or 
Other Person do Slaughter any Neat Cattle within this City but at the 

Publick Slaughter Houses by the Water Side 
Penalty ten Shillings under the Penalty of ten shillings for each 
for each Offence Offence, One half to the Informer and the Other 

half to the Treasurer of this City for the use 
of this Corporation, to be Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder or 

any one of the Aldermen of this City. And 
Cattle to be Landed near that no Cattle be Landed but at the Nearest 
the Sloughter Houses Convenient place to the Said slaughter 
Penalty three Shillings Houses under the Penalty of three shillings 

for each Offence for the uses Aforesaid. 
and to be Recovered in manner Aforesaid. 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That no Goods or 
Merchandize shall be sold by Retail or in Parcel within this City but 
in Shops Warehouses or in Publick Market on Market Days. And tliat 
no Hawkers or Pedlars do Carry anv Goods or Merchandize, for Sale, 

about the Streets of this City, or from 
Penalty twenty Shillings House to House, under the Penalty of 

for each Offence twenty Shillings for each Offence, one half 

thereof to the Informer and the Other half 
thereof to the Church Wardens of the Said City for the use of the 
Poor and to be Recovered before the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of 
the said City or any one of them. 



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[251] A Law to Prohibit Digging Holes and Cutting 

Sods on the Commons 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same, That if any Person or 
Persons whatsoever within this City or Liberties thereof shall at any 
time hereafter Dig any Holes in the Commons of this City on the 
South side of the Fresh Water or take or Carry away any Earth 
or Mould or shall Cut take or Carry away any Sods or Turff off 
any part of the Said Commons, such Offender shall, for Every 

such Offence forfeit and pay the sum of forty 
Penalty forty shillings shillings Current Money of New York, the 

for each Offence One half to the Informer and the Other 

half to the Treasurer of this City for the use 
of this Corporation, to be Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder or 
any one of the Aldermen of the said City, upon the Testimony of one 
or more sufficient and Credible Witnesses. 

A Law for Preventing Frauds in Firewood 

Forasmuch as Great Frauds and Abuses have 
Fire- Wood to be of late and Still are dayly Committed in bringing to 
four foot long. this City and Exposing here to sale great Quantities 

of Fire-wood, Commonly Called Coard-Wood, not 
more than three foot or three foot and a half long whereas the same 
Ought to be four foot long at the least including half the scarf) to the 
great Oppression of the Poor of the said City and Defrauding all 
Others Inhabiting the same. For Remedy whereof and for Preventing 
the like abuses for the Future Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder 
Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Com- 
mon Council and it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. 
That if any Fire- Wood Commonly Called Coard-Wood shall hereafter 
be brought into this City or Liberties thereof (for sale) in any sloop, 
Boat or Other Vessell, which shall be less in length than four foot 
English Measure, as aforesaid, the Master of such Boat, sloop or Other 
Vessel or the Person who shall have the Charge of such Boat, sloop 
or Other Vessel and Fire- Wood and shall sell the same Fire- Wood, 

shall, for Every such Offence forfeit and pay 

Penalty Forty Shillings the sum of forty shillings Current Money of 

for Every Offence New York, one half thereof to the use of 

him or them who shall give Information of 
the Offence aforesaid, and the Other half thereof to the Treasurer of 



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this City, for the use of this Corporation to be Recovered before the 
Mayor or Recorder or any one of the Aldermen of the Said City 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Marketts 
WITHIN THE City of New York 

Forasmuch as the Marketts of this City of New York are Chiefly 
Supplyed by the Country People with Provisions and Victuals by 
Water Carriage from the Neighbouring Counties and Colonies at 
Different times and seasons, as the Tides, Winds and Weather will 
permitt, by Reason whereof no Certain Times or Days Can Con- 
veniently be appointed for holding the said Marketts, without Manifest 
Hurt and prejudice as well to the Inhabitants of the said City as to the 
Country People who frequent and supply the said Marketts Be it 
Therefore Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York [252] Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That Every day in 

the Week (Sundays Excepted) be and are 
Every day in the Week hereby Appointed Publick Market Days 
Sundays Excepted to be within the said City, from sun Rising to sun 
A Market Day. Setting, where the Country People, and 

Others Resorting to the said Marketts may 
stand or Sitt, and Vend their Flesh, Fish, Poultry Herbs, Fruit, Eggs 
Butter Bacon and Other such like Provisions and Commodities on 
Every Working Day in Every Week in the Publick Marketts here- 
after Mentioned (Vizi) at the Markett 
Market places Appointed House at the Slip Commonly Called Coen- 

ties Dock, at the Market House at the Old 
Slip Commonly Called Burgers Path, at the Market House at the 
lower End of Wall Street Commonly Called Wall Street Markett 
House, and at the Markett House at or Near Countess Key Commonly 
Called Countesses Slip which are hereby Appointed to be Publick and 
Common Marketts within the said Citv. 

And be it further Ordained by the 
No Hucksters or Retailers Authority Aforesaid (in Regard that the 
to Enter the Market Market is most Principally Intended for 
till afternoon the Benefit of House Keepers, who buy 

for their own use and behoof) that the 
Hucksters and Retailers within this City, who buy to Sell again, shall 
not Enter into any of the aforesaid Marketts to make their Provi- 
sions any [or] buy to sell again any Flesh, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, 
Butter. Cheese. Bacon or any Other sorts of Provisions of any of the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 109 

Market People there, to Carry the same to their several Houses and 
Shops untill the Afternoon of Every day, to the End that House Keep- 
ers may provide themselves in the Forenoon of Every Day at the first 

Hand, and pay Moderate Rates for their Pro- 
Penalty ten shillings, visions, upon pain that Every such Huckster 

and Retailer Shall for Every time Offending 
herein forfeit Ten shillings. 

And be it further Ordained bv the Au- 
None to Forestall thority Aforesaid that no Person or Persons 
Regrate or Engross from and after the Publication hereof shall buy 
Provisions Comeing or Cause to be bought, any Victuals or Other 
to Market. things whatsoever within the said City of New 

York or Liberties thereof Comeing to any of the 
Common Markets of this City, or make any Bargain Contract or Prom- 
ise for the having and Buying of the same or any part thereof, so 
Comeing to any the Common Marketts as aforesaid before the same 
shall be brought into one of the said Marketts ready to be there sold. 
And also that no Person or Persons that shall by any means Engross, 
Regrate, Obtain or gett into his or their hands or Possession in any of 
the said Marketts any Victualls or Other things whatsoever that Shall 
be thither brought to be sold, shall from thenceforth Sell the same 
again in their shop or Shops or any of the Marketts or Other places 
within this City and Liberties thereof, or shall Engross or gett into his 
or their hands, by Buying, Contracting or Otherwise any of the things 
Aforesaid in the Said Marketts, with Intent to sell the same again, in 
the same or anv Other Marketts or Places within this Citv and Liber- 

ties thereof, upon Pain that Every such 
Penalty forty shillings Forestaller Regrator and Engrosser shall for 

Every such Offence forfeit forty Shillings. 
And be it further Ordained by the 
No unholsome Victualls Authority aforesaid that no unholsome or 
Blown Meat or Leprous Stale Victualls, No Blown Meat or Leprous 
Swine to be Exposed to Swine be sold or Exposed to Sale in any of 
Sale. P e n a 1 1 v forty the said Marketts under the Pain of fortv 
Shillings. Shillings for Every Offence 

[253] And be it further Ordainfj) by the 
Butter to be Marked Authority Aforesaid that all Butter Exposed 
& if wanting weight to sale in any of the Marketts Aforesaid (in 
to be forfeited to the Pounds Roles, Pots. Dishes or Other Vessells) 
Poor. not Exceeding Six pounds) shall have the Num- 

ber of Pound or Pounds which the same Con- 



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tain marked thereon ; And if any Butter Exposed to Sale in any of the 
Marketts aforesaid shall be found wanting in the Weight so Marked 
thereon or Other fraud discovered in the Weight thereof, the same shall 
be forfeited to the Poor of this City; And that it shall and may be 
Lawfull for the Clerk of the Market or his Deputy to Seize the same 
and Convert it to the use Aforesaid, the offender being first Convicted 
of the Fraud, before the Mayor Recorder or any One of the Aldermen 

And be it further Ordained by the 

Country People may sell Authority aforesaid, that from henceforth 

Flesh in the Markett by the Country People, who frequent the Mar- 

the Joynt, first paying ketts of this Corporation, have Liberty to 

the Clerk of the Marketts Expose their Meat to sale in the Publick 

Fees. Markets by the Joynt or Otherwise as they 

shall see Convenient, first paying the Fees 

of the Clerk of the Market for the Same. And that if any Flesh be 

Exposed to Sale by the Joynt by any Country People before the Fees 

of the Clerk of the Market are paid the same shall be forfeited to the 

Poor of this City. . ^ u .u 

And be it further Ordained by the 

Clerk of the Markett's Fees Authority Aforesaid that the Clerk of the 

Market may have take and Receive for 

his fees for all Neat Cattle killed for the Market, for Each Head one 

shilling for Every Hog or shoat brought into or Cut out for Sale in 

any of the Market Houses three pence: and for Every Sheep Calf or 

Lamb two pence : and that the Country People do pay Nothing for what 

tliey Shall bring to the Market ready Killed 

and be it further Ordained bv the 
Weights and Measures Authority Aforesaid. That all the Weights 
to be Sealed. One penny and Measures within this City, be forthwith 
a piece Great & Small sealed, and that the Clerk of the Market 

may have, take and Receive for sealing the 
same One penny a piece, both Great and small ; and that the Marks of 
the Weights and Measures of this City be with the letter A According 
to the directions of the Act of General Assembly of this Colony in that 
Case made and Provided. A. 

A Law Prohihiting Sloughter Houses in the 

Out Ward 
Be it Ordained bv the Mavor Recorder Aldermen and Assistant? 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Autliority of the same. That if any Freeholder. 



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Housekeeper or Inhabitant within the Out Ward of the said City (after 
the Publication hereof) shall suffer any Person or Persons whatsoever 
to Slaughter any Neat Cattle in his, her or their House, Barn, Stable, 
Out-House, Yard, Orchard, Garden, Field or Other place within the 
said Ward (Except for his, Her or their own proper use) Every Per- 
son so Offending shall forfeit for Every such Neat Cattle so Slaughtered 
the sum of twenty Shillings Current Money of New York, one half 
thereof to the Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of this 
City for the use of this Corporation, and to be Recovered before the 
Mayor. Recorder and Aldermen of the said City or any one of them. 

Memorandum A Law for Estab- 
lishing fees for the Slaughter 
Houses is Entred Fol 266 which 
Should have been Entred in this 
place* 

[254 1 A Law for Marking of Butter 

Bi: IT Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen & Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained bv the Authority of the same. That no Butter be 

9 w^ •■ 

Exported from this City in Perkins or half Perkins, but what shall be 
Marked with A Brand Iron, with two Initial Letters that is to Sav 
one of the Christian Name and the Other of the sir-Name of the Person 
who shall pack or sell such Butter for Exportation under the Penalty 

of ten shillings for Every Ferkin so Exported 
Penalty ten shillings and not Marked with A Brand Iron as Afore- 
fur Exporting Butter said, one half thereof to the Informer and the 
not Marked with a Other half thereof to the Treasurer of this City 
Brand Iron. for the use of this Corporation, to be paid by 

the Packer and seller of the Said Butter. 

A Law Prohibiting the Cutting Timber on the 
Co3loNs BY Brick MAKERS & Charcoal Burners. 
Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That no Brick-Maker 
or Charcoal Burner within this City and Corporation do Presume to 
sell or Cut down any Trees, Timber or Fire-Wood upon the Commons 
of this City for Burning of Bricks or Making of Charcoal, upon 
pain of being Prosecuted at Law as Trespassers 

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AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED bv 

Freemen may take and the Authority Aforesaid, that it shall 
Carry away firewood Timber and may be lawful! for any Freeman 
&c : Cut & lying upon the of this Corporation to take and Carry 
Commons if not Carried Away and have to his own use any 
away in two days Fire- Wood or Timber that shall be 

found felled or Cut down (and lying 
upon the Commons of this City) without the leave and Licence of this 
Corporation. Provided such Trees Timber or Fire-Wood be not Car- 
ried off the said Commons by the Person or Persons who hath felled 
and Cut down the same within two days after the felling and Cutting 
down thereof. 

A Law for Regulating of Fences 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That all the Fences in 
the Bowry Division of the Out Ward of this City be made and upheld 
in Manner following (Viz*) The Outside Fences to be not less than 
four Rails and four foot and a half high, and the Partition P'enccs to 
be not less than four Rails and four foot high, and that all the Rail 
Fences on the south side of the Fresh Water be made and UphcKI in 
manner following (\'iz^) the Outside Fences to be not less than fiye 
Rails and four foot and a half high, and the Partition Fences to be not 
less than four Rails and four foot high and all Persons Concerned are 
hereby Required to take Notice hereof Accordingly. 



A Law for Regulating Midwifes within the 

City of New York 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That no Woman what- 
soever within this [255] Corporation of the City of New York Shall 
be Capable of or in any manner whatsoever Use or Exercise the Office 
or Imploy of A Midwife, within the said Corporation untill she shall 
before the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the said Corporation for 
the time being or any one of them take the Oath of A Midwife here- 
after Mentioned which Oath they or any one of them have hereby 
Power to Administer in the Words following (Viz*) 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 113 

You shall swear, First that You shall be Diligent 
Midwif's Oath, and faithfull and Ready to help Every Woman 

labouring of Child as well the Poor as the Rich ; and 
that in time of Nessessity You shall not forsake or leave the Poor 
Woman to go to the Rich. 

Item You shall neither Cause nor suffer any Woman to Name or 
put any Other Father to the Child, but only him which is the very true 
Father thereof indeed, According to the utmost of Your Power 

Item You shall not suffer any Woman to pretend, feign or surmize 
her self to be delivered of A Child, who is not indeed ; neither to Claim 
any Other Womans Child for her Own. 

Item You shall not suffer any Womans Child to be Murthered 
Maimed or Otherwise hurt ; as much as Y^ou may ; and so Often as you 
shall perceive any Peril or Jeopardy, Either in the Woman or in the 
Child, in any such wise as you shall be in doubt w^hat shall Chance 
thereof, You shall thenceforth in due time send for Other Midwifes and 
Expert Women in that faculty and use their Advice Counsel and 
assistance in that behalf. 

Item You shall not give any Counsel, or Administer any Herb 
Medicine or Potion, or any Other thing to any Woman being with 
Child whereby she should destroy or Miscarry of that she goeth withal 
before her time. 

Item You shall not Enforce any Woman being with Child, by any 
pain, or by any ungodly ways or means to give you any more for Your 
pains or labour in bringing her A-bed than they would Otherwise do. 

Item You shall not consent, agree, g^ve or keep Counsel, that any 
Woman be delivered secretly of that she goeth with, but in the presence 
of two or three Witnesses ready. 

Item \'ou shall be secret and not Open any Mystery Appertaining 
to your Office in the presence of any Man, unless Nessessity or great 
Urgent Cause do Constrain You so to do. 

Item if You shall know any Midwife Using or doing any thing 
Contrary to any of the Premisses or in any Other wise than shall be 
seemly or Convenient, You shall forthwith detect, and Openly shew 
the same to the Mayor Recorder and Aldennen of the City of New 
York for the time being or one of them. 

Item You shall use Your self in honest Behaviour unto the Woman 
being lawfully Admitted to the Room and Office of A Midwife in all 
things Accordingly 
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114 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Item if any Woman in labour under Your Care shall desire the 
Advice or Assistance of any Other Midwife or Midwifes You shall 
Readily Consent to the same, and use their Advice, Counsel and Assist- 
ance in tliat behalf, if in Your Conscience you think it for the Benefit 
of such Woman in Labour. 

Item You shall not Conceal the Birth of any Bastard Child within 
the [256] Corporation of the City of New York, but shall forthwith 
upon understanding thereof, give knowledge of the same to the Mayor 
Recorder and Aldermen of the City of New York for the time being 
or one of them or to the Alderman or Chief Magistrate of the Ward 
where such Bastard Child shall be born, all which Articles and Charge 
you shall faithfully Observe and keep So help You Gk)D. 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that the 
Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the City of New York for the time 
being or any one of them before whom such Oath shall be taken shall 
Certifie the taking of such Oath to the Mayors next Court there to be 
Recorded. 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that if 
any Woman within the said Corporation of the City of New York shall 
after the Publication hereof use. Occupy or Exercise the Office of A 
Midwife within the said Corporation of the City of New York before 
the Oath before Mentioned hath been duely Administred unto her by 
the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the said City of New York for 
the time being, or one of them, that then and in such Case such Woman 

so Using Occupying or Exercising the Office of 
Midwifes Exercising A Midwife within the said Corporation of the 
that Office before City of New York for Every default shall forfeit 
taking the foregoing and pay the sum of Forty Shillings of lawfull 
Oath forfeit forty Money of the Province of New York to be Re- 
shillings covred before the Mayor Recorder and Alder- 
men of the said City of New York for the time 
being or any one of them by A summary proceeding, which Forfeiture 

shall be Lcvved bv Distress and sale of the 
to be Levvcd bv Distress. Goods and Chattells of such Offender 

against the Tenor of this Law, by Warrant 
under the hand and seal of the Said Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen of 
the City of New York for the time being or any one of them, and shall 
be disposed of in Manner following that is to say, One half of the said 
Forfeiture To the Treasurer of the City of New York for the time being 
f 'f the use of the Corporation of the said City of New York, and the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 115 

Other half to the Person or Persons who shall sue for or prosecute 

the same. and in Case such Offender 
for want of Distress the against the Tenor of this Law shall not 
Offender to be Committed have sufficient Goods and Chattells to be 
not Exceeding thirty days found within the said Corporation to Satis- 

fie the said Forfeiture, then and in such 
case it shall and may be Lawfull for the Mayor Recorder and Alder- 
men of the said City of New York for the time being or any one of 
them by Warrant under hand and seal to Committ such Offender to the 
Conmion Gaol of the said City there to Remain without Bail or Main- 
prize for the Space of thirty Days after the date of such Warrant unless 
the said Forfeiture be in the mean time paid and Satisfied. 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain 
OR Treasurer of the City of New York 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That the Person here- 
after to be Elected Chamberlain or Treasurer of the said City, shall be 
A Person of good Ability and Reputation Inhabiting and Residing with- 
in the said City of New York and A Freeman of the said Corporation 
who hath taken the Oath of A Freeman thereof ; and that such Person 
so Elected before he shall Enter upon or Officiate in the Said Office of 
Chamberlain or Treasurer Shall [257] give Bond to the Mayor Alder- 
men and Commonalitv of the Citv of New York and their successors 
with sufficient surety or sureties to the liking of the said Corporation 
in the sum of one Thousand pounds Current Money of New York 
with Condition to the Effect or in the form as herein after followeth 
(to witt) 

Wherlas. the above bounden A: B is now Elected into the Office 
and place of Chamberlain or Treasurer of the said City for year Ensue- 
ing Now the Condition of this Obligation is Slxh that if the Said 
A: B shall and do well, faithfully and truely Perform Execute and do 
all things whatsoever which any ways touch or Concern his Said Office, 
and well and faithfully in all things behave himself in the Execution 
of the said Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of the said City of 
New York, and shall in due Order and Method in proper Books for that 
purpose, keep, A true, Exact and Just Account of the several Branches, 
of the Revenue Rents and Incomes of the Said Corporation and in like 
Orderly Manner discharge the same by due and Orderly Payment 



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and also shall and do Every three Months or Oftner (if he shall be 
thereunto Requested) Render to the said Mayor, Aldermen and Com- 
monality their successors and Assigns A true and Just Accompt of all 
his Receipts and Payments, Regularly Stated in such proper Books 
for that purpose, and shall and do Observe all such Orders Rules and 
Directions in the Making of his Payments as he from time to time shall 
Receive from the Common Council of the said City And also if the 
said A: B his Executors and Administrators shall and do within the 
Space and time of fourteen days next after the Determination or End 
of his Said Office as Chamberlain or Treasurer as Aforesaid be it by 
Death of the said A: B or Otherwise well and truely Render A true 
and Just accompt fairly Entrcd in Books for that purpose as aforesaid 
of all his Receipts and Payments unto the said Mayor, Aldermen and 
Commonality of the said City their successors and Assigns and well and 
truely pay or Cause to be paid unto the said Mayor Aldermen and 
Commonality of the said City their Successors and Assigns of such 
sum and sums of Money as shall be then in his or their hands, or which 
he or they shall, upon such Accompt be found to be in A r rear, and 
also shall and do upon a sufficient discharge in Law to him to be given 
by the said Mayor Aldermen and Commonality and their successors 
within the time Aforesaid well and truely surrender and deliver up 
unto the said Mayor Aldermen and Commonality their successors and 
Assigns all and singular the Books of Accompts belonging to the said 
Office, with all Warrants Vouchers and Memorandums belonging to 
the same, and also all and singular. Bills, Bonds, Specialties, Leases, 
Grants, Deeds, Charters Letters Patent and all Other Papers and 
Writings whatsoever in any wise belonging to the said Corporation, 
without Any Concealment, Imbezelment or Fraud. That then this 
Obligation to be Void, Otherwise to be and Remain in full force and 
Vertue. 

AND BE IT FURTHER Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, that if 
any Person hereafter to be Elected Chamberlain or Treasurer of the 
Said City shall Neglect or Refuse to Enter into such Security as afore- 
said within the Space of fourteen days next after his being so Elected, 
such Election Shall be, and is hereby declared to be Null and Void to 
all Intents and Purposes whatsoever. And that the said Corporation 
may, and is hereby Impowered to Proceed to Elect another Person into 
the said Office, as if such Person, so formerlv Elected had never been 
Elected Chamberlain or Treasurer [258] as Aforesaid and totics 
quoties, when any Person so Elected shall Neglect or Refuse to give 
such Security as is aforesaid directed, any former Usage or Law of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 117 

the said Corporation to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwith- 
standing. 

AND DE IT FURTHER Ordained by the Authority aforesaid that if any 
Person hereafter to be Elected Chamberlain or Treasurer of the said 
City, shall at any time after such Election take upon him the Execution 
of the said Office, or Officiate or do any Act thing or Things belonging 
to the same, before he hath taken the Usual Oath for the due Execu- 
tion of his Office and given such security as is herein before Required, 
such Person so Offending in the Premisses shall forfeit the sum of Ten 
Pounds to be Recovered before the ]\Iayor Recorder or any one of the 
Aldermen of the Said City, who are hereby Impowered to Le\^' the 
same upon the Goods and Chattells of such Offender by Warrant under 
his hand and seal and the same to be paid into the Treasury of this 
City to and for the use of the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of 
the said City and their successors. And that all such Act and Acts, 
Thing and Things so by such Person Performed and done before such 
Oath taken and such security given as aforesaid shall be and is hereby 
declared to be Null and Void to all Intents and Purposes whatso- 
ever. Any Usage of any former Chamberlain or Treasurer, or of the 
Corporation aforesaid to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwith- 
standing. 

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

Forasmuch as great Complaints have been made by the Mer- 
chants and Inhabitants of this Corporation of the Danger this City 
is in by Gunpowder, for want of A suitable Magazine or Powder 
House for the safe keeping thereof, which the Common Council having 
taken into their Consideration, have thought fit, at the Expence of this 
Corporation to build A suitable and Convenient Magazine or Powder 
House on an Island in the Fresh Water of this City, for the Receipt 
of all the Gunpowder which shall or mav be Imported into the said 
City. • 

Be it therefore Ordained by the 
Not above fifty pounds Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of Gunpowder to be kept of the City of New York Convened in 
in A Private House or Shop Common Council and it is hereby Or- 
penalty twenty Shillings dained by the authority of the same that 

from and after the Publication hereof, No 
Person or Persons whatsoever. Inhabiting within the said City within 



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two Miles of the City Hall of the said City shall Presume to keep in any 
House, Shop, Cellar. Storehouse, or Other place within the said City 
(his Majestys Garrison only Excepted) any more or Greater Quantity 
of Gunpowder at one time than fifty pounds of Gunpowder (Except in 
the Magazine or Powderhouse Aforesaid) under the Penalty of twenty 
shillings for Every Offence. 

AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED bv 

A Storekeeper to be Appointed the Authority Aforesaid. That the 
to Receive and deliver all Mayor of the said City for the time 
Gunpowder into and out of the being (by the Advice and Consent of 
Powderhouse the Common Council of the said City 

and during their Pleasure) shall and 
Will Licence and appoint A Good, sober, Discreet and sufficient Inhabi- 
tant of the said City to be Storekeeper of the said Magazine or Powder- 
house who Shall Receive and Store in the same Magazine or Powder- 
house all [259] such Gunpowder as shall thereunto be brought, to be 
Safely kept and stored, and for which he, the said Storekeeper shall 
be Accountable to the Owners thereof (Lightning or Other unavoid- 
able Accidents Excepted) and who shall as often as Required, Every 
Day, between the Hours of ten and twelve in the Morning and two 
and four in the afternoon give his Attendance for Receiving into, and 
delivering out of the said Magazine or Powderhouse all such Cjiin- 
powder as shall be brought thereunto to be Stored or there from to be 
delivered, and upon his Receiving into his Custody any Quantity c^f 
Gunpowder, shall give his Receipt in writing for the same. Expressing 
the Quantity of Gunpowder and describing the Marks and NuT.ilors 
of the Casks. 

And de it Ordained by the Authority 
Price of Storage of Aforesaid, that the Aforesaid Storekeeper, 
Gunpowder for the use Shall and may have and demand and Re- 
of the Corporation. ceive (for the use of this Corporation) for 

the Storage of all Gunpowder in the Maga- 
zine or Powderhouse Aforesaid, for Every Barrell of Gunpowder the 
sum of three shillings Current Money of New York; for Every half 
Barrell two shillings and three pence of like Money ; and for Every 
Quarter liarrel or smaller Cask, one shilling and Six pence of like 
Money for any time less than one year; and if it shall lye any longer 
in the said Magazine or Powderhouse than one year double those 
sums for each Cask of Gunpowder. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 119 

And be it Ordained by the Author- 
P ri cc of S to rage of ity Aforesaid that the Aforesaid Store- 
Gunpowder for Receiving keeper, once in Every Month, shall 
& delivering out& turning Cause all the Gunpowder in the Maga- 
the same to the Storekeeper zine or Powderhouse aforesaid to be well 

Turned, for which service, and for 
Receiving and Delivering the same thereout, he shall have and Re- 
ceive to his own use, over and above the Rates aforesaid from the 
Owner or Owners of the said Gunpowder the sum of one shilling for 
Every Barrell of Gunpowder, the sum of Nine pence for each half 
Barrell, and the sum of Six pence for each Quarter Barrell or lesser 
Cask of Current Money of New York aforesaid. And if the said 

Storekeeper shall Neglect to give due attend- 
Storekeeper to attend ance at tlie Magazine or Powderhouse afore- 
when Required at the said, when thereunto required, at the times 
Hours a p p o i nt e d aforesaid, or shall take or Exact greater or 
under Penalty o f larger sums of Money for Storage, Receiving 
twenty Shillings and Delivering of Gunpowder, than is herein- 

before limitted and Appointed, within the hours 
before Mentioned, he shall for Every such Offence forfeit and pay the 
sum of twenty shillings Current Money of New York. 

A Law Appointing Proper Places for unloading 

OF Hay 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor 
Hay to be unloaded at Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
Hudsons River, Near Whitehall of the City of New York Convened 
& at Rodmans Slip & to the in Common Council, and it is hereby 
Eastward thereof. Ordained by the Authority of the 

same. That no Hay be Unloaded 
within this City but at Hudsons River near the House of Thomas Eld, 
and to the Northward thereof, at the South End of the Broadway 
Near Whitehall, and at Rodmans Slip in Queens Street and to the 
Eastward thereof. And that no Carman within this City Presume to 

Load any Hay into his Cart or Ride the 
Penalty on Carmen three same from any Other place within this 
Shillings for Loading Hay City on the south side of the Fresh Water, 
at any Other Places. under the Penalty of three Shillings for 

each Offence one half thereof to the In- 
former and the Other half to this Corporation to be Recovered before 
the Mayor or Recorder or any one of the aldermen of this City. 



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[260] A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks and 

Saplings on the Commons 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Re- 
No Hoopsticks or Saplings corder Aldermen and Assistants of the 
to be felled or Cutt on the City of New York Convened in Common 
Commons. Council, and it is hereby Ordained by the 

Authority of the same, that no Hoop 
Sticks or any Saplings whatsoever fitt for that use be hereafter felled 
or Cutt down upon the Commons of this City by any Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever under the Penalty of twenty 
P e n a 1 ty twenty shillings for Every Offence to be paid by the 
Shillings for Every Person or Persons Committing such Offence. 
Offence. and if any such Offence be Committed by any 

slave servant or an Apprentice to be paid by 
the Master or Mistress of Such slave servant or Apprentice one half to 
the Informer and the Other half to the Treasurer of this City for the 
use of this Corporation to be Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder 
or any one of the Aldermen of this City, and that the Person or Per- 
sons with whom such Hoop Sticks or Saplings are found upon (or 
arc Carrying away the same) shall be Deemed & Esteemed the feller 
or Cutter down of Such Hoopsticks or Saplings unless he She or they 
will discover and give Evidence against the Person or Persons who 
felled or Cutt down the Same, or prove the Contrary. 

Officers to be diligent in Putting these Laws 

IN Execution 

Be IT Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen & Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That the Sheriff, 
Marshall High Constable and Constables, and all Other Officers within 
this City and Liberties thereof, be Very Diligent and Carefull that the 
Aforesaid Laws, Orders and Ordinances be diligently kept and 
Observed, and be Effectually put in Execution, by Making Complaint 
and Presentment of the Offenders against the Same and the Breaches 
thereof. 

And it is hereby further Ordained by the 
Disposal of the Authority Aforesaid. That all the Fines, Penal- 
Fines & Forfeitures ties and Forfeitures Arising thereby (Not Ex- 
pressly disposed of, or Appropriated in the Laws 
Aforesaid) Shall be disposed of in manner following (that is to Say) 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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One half thereof to the Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City for the 
use of this Corporation, and the Other half thereof to the said sheriff, 
Marshall High Constable, Constables or Other Officers or Persons, 
who shall Complain of. Inform, Present and Prosecute for the Same. 

The Oath of A Freeman of the City of New York 

Ye do Swear, that ye shall be good and true to our sovereign Ix)rd 
King George the second and to the Heirs of our said sovereign Lord 
the King. Obeysant and Obedient Shall ye be to the Mayor and 
Ministers of this City. The Franchises and Customs thereof. Ye shall 
Maintain and this City Keep harmless in that which in you is. Ye 
Shall be Contributing to all Manner of Charges within this City, as 
summons, Watches, Contributions, Taxes, Tallages, Lx)t and Scot, and 
[261] all Other Charges, bearing your Part as a Freeman Ought to 
do. Ye Shall know of no Gatherings Conventicles or Conspiracies 
made against the Kings Peace, but you Shall Warn the Mayor thereof 
or lett it to Your Power. All these Points and Articles Ye shall well 
and truely keep According to the Laws and Customs of this City. So 
HEf.p You God. 



City of ^ ^^ 
New Yorkl 



Present 



"\ 



>. ESq" Aldermen 



N^ 

534 
Warrant Issued 

City, before the 
Agreement. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wednesday 
the first day of December Anno Domini 

1731 
Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 
Harmanus Vangeldcr 
Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
ISaac De Pevstor 
Gerrard Beekman 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Mf Thomas Mayes Victualler 
or Order the sum of three pounds twelve shillings 
Current Monev of New York in full for Six Months 
Rent for the use of his Cellar for the Watch of tfiis 
Building of the Publick Watch House. According tr 



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\ssistants 



122 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Ordered that Alderman Vangelder and Alderman Roosevelt be A 
Committee to Employ Workmen to fitt up A Convenient Room in the 
City Hall of this City for securing the Fire Engines of this Corporation 
with all Expedition 



City of }gg 
New York C 



Present 



A 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
fourteenth day of December Anno Domini 

Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrard Beekman 
Garret Roos 



> ESq" Aldermen 



y 



> 



Assistants 



J 



[262] The Following Law was three times Read and Approved and 
Ordered the Same be forthwith Printed and Published, and the Same 
after the Ringing of three Bells was Published Accordingly. 

A Law for Establishing and better Ordering riii: 
Night Watches in the City of New York. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby 
Ordained by the Authority of the same. That all and Every Person 
and Persons which do Dwell, Occupy or Inhabit in any House or 
Houses within the same City, in the Six Wards thereof, on the South 
side of the Fresh Water, as well such as are not Free of the said City 
as Others the Freemen of the same, being Persons able and fitt to 
Watch or to find an Able and fit Person to Watch for him her or 
them, or in his, her or their Stead, do and Ought, by Reason of their 
Habitation Occupation and dwelling, to keep Watch within the said 
City, for the Preservation of the Kings Peace and for the Arresting 
and Apprehending of all Night Walkers Malefactors and suspected 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 123 

Persons which shall be found Passing Wandering and Misbehaving 

themselves. 

And Whereas Every Constable of 

A Constable of any Ward any Ward within the said City is A 

is a Constable of Every Ward Constable to all Intents and Purposes, 

not onlv in the Ward where lie dw^ell- 

eth but in all and Every Ward and place within the said City and 

Liberties thereof 

And Whereas there is now and of late Years hath been (by Rea- 
son of great Numbers of People privately Comeing into the said City 
from all Parts, some whereof are suspected to be Convict Felons 
Transported from Great Brittain) great Nessessity of A Strong and 
sufficient Watch to be kept Every Night within the Said City for the 
safety and Peace of the said City. 

And the said Mayor Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants in Common 
Council Assembled taking the Premisses into their Consideration, and 
Conceiving it Very Nessessary at all times that there Should be a suffi- 
cient Watch or Watches kept within the said City of New York and 
Liberties thereof do Ordain. 

And be it Ordained by the Said 
A Constable & Eight Mayor Recorder, Aldermen and As- 
Watchmen to Watch Every sistants of the City of New^ York in this 
Night. And as many more Common Council Assembled, and it is 
as shall from time to time hereby Ordained by the Authority of the 
be Appointed. same that one of the Constables of the 

Six Wards, on the South Side of Fresh 
Water in his Turn together with Eight able Watchmen (or so many 
more able Watchmen as the Mayor and three of the Aldermen of the 
said City, for the time being shall direct and Appoint, from time to time, 
by Warrant to be by them directed to the High Constable of the said 
City) Shall keep Watch Every Night within the said City at the Pub- 
lick Watch House or at such Place and Places as shall be unto them 
directed and Appointed, from the first day of April until Michaelmas 
Day from Nine of the Clock in the Evening, till four of the Clock in 
the Morning and from Michaelmas Day untill the first day of April 
from Eight of the Clock in the Evening till Six a Clock in the Morning 

And Whereas the Alderman 
A List of the Inhabitants of and Assistant of Every of the said 
each Ward who are fitt to Watch six Wards Respectively, have lately 

taken an Exact Survev of the said 
Wards and ^Tade a [-^31 I-'st of all the Inhabitants and Housekcep- 



124 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ers within their Respective Wards who are able and fitt to Watch or 
find Watchmen, whereby it Appears that some Wards are much larger 
than Others, and Ought to furnish A greater Number of Watchmen 
than the Lesser Wards. To the Intent therefore that the Lesser 

Wards may not be burthened by Watching 

Equal Duty to be done oftner than the larger Wards and that the 

by Every Ward. Inhabitants of Every Ward may do Equal duty 

on the said Watch in Equal Proportion to the 
Greater and Lesser Wards as well in the Winter season as in the 
summer. 

Be it further Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid, that all 
and Every the Inhabitants dwelling and Inhabiting within the six 
Wards on the south side of the Fresh Water, being Persons able and 
fitt to Watch or to find an able and fitt Watchman, do Watch within 
the said Cfty in Manner and form following (that is to say) 

The Inhabitants of the East Ward of tlie 
In What Order the Said City to keep Watch for seventeen Nights 
Wards are to Watch, successively which Commenced the second day 

of this Instant December Inclusive 

AND THEN THE INHABITANTS of the Dock Ward to begin and keep 
Watch for twelve Nights successively from the Nineteenth day of this 
Instant December Inclusive (and when it Comes to their turn the 
second time to Watch) then to keep Watch for thirteen Nights 
successively. 

AND THEN THE INHABITANTS of tlic North Ward to begin, and 
keep Watch twelve Nights successively, from the one and thirtieth day 
of December Aforesaid Inclusive to the twelfth day of January then 
next following Exclusive. 

AND THEN THE INHABITANTS of the South Ward to begin and keep 
Watch Ten Nights successively from the twelfth day of January 
Aforesaid Inclusive to the two & twentieth day of the same Month 
Exclusive. 

AND THEN THE INHABITANTS of the Wcst Ward to begin and keep 
Watch for Eight Nights successively from the aforesaid two and 
twentieth day of January Aforesaid Inclusive to the thirtieth day of 
the same Month Exclusive. 

AND THEN THE INHABITANTS of Montgomcrie Ward to begin and 
keep Watch for Eight Nights successively from the Aforesaid thir- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 125 

tieth clay of January Inclusive to the seventh day of February then 
next following Exclusive. 

AND when the said Six Wards have all Watched in Manner afore- 
said then the Aforesaid East Ward to begin again to Watch the Num- 
ber of seventeen Nights as aforesaid, and the Other five Wards to 
follow successively, in Watching their Respective Number of Nights 
as Aforesaid, in Manner and According to the Method Aforesaid 

herein directed and Appointed. 

AND that the Aldennan and As- 

Alderman and Assistant o f sistant of Every of the Said Six 
Each Ward to Appoint A Constable Wards Respectively, do Nominate 
in their Turn to Watch and and Appoint one Constable in their 
the full Number of Inhabitants said Wards in their Turns, to 
in their Turns. Watch and have the Rule, Care 

and Oversight of the said Watch, 
and the full Number of Inhabitants within the said Respective Wards, 
to Watch with the Constable whose Turn it is to Watch, as often as the 
same Comes to their Turns, within the said City, beginning at one Cer- 
tain place within the said Respective 
begining at A Certain place Wards and from thence to proceed and 

go forwards in an Orderly way untill the 
whole Ward have Watched, and then to begin again with those In- 
habitants who first Watched and proceed forwards Every Watch Night 
in Turns as Aforesaid. And that all the Inhabitants within the said 
Wards Respectively, do Watch or find Watchmen in their [264] 

Turns as aforesaid, and that all the Con- 
Constables to Watch in stables within the six Respective Wards as 
their Turns aforesaid, in their Turns • as Aforesaid, 

one after another Shall Watch with the 
Said Inhabitants ; and when thev have all Watched over bv Turns 
as Aforesaid, he that began shall begin again, and the Rest follow in 

their Turns, and so one after Another, as 
Constables to Warn the often as it Shall Come to their or any 
Inhabitants t o W a t c h of their Turns, and that the Constable 
the day before the Watch whose Turn it is to summons and Warn 
Night the Watchmen to Watch, do, on the 

day before the Watch Night (before he 
Warneth the Inhabitants to Watch) wait upon the Alderman or 
Assistant of his Ward and Receive from him A List of the Names 
of such Persons as are to Watch, and then do Warn them on the day 
before the Watch Night, Every Person that is to Watch mentioned in 



126 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

such List or leave Notice thereof in 
And dehver A List of the Writing at the House of Every such Per- 
Naines of those who are son, and Immediately afterwards deliver 
to Watch and when to the A List of the Names of the Persons so 
Constables of the Watch and Warned to Watch, and when they are to 
to the Supervisor Watch unto the Constables whose Turn 

it is to Watch (and to the Supervisor of 
the Said Watch) and that the Inhabitants of Every of the said Wards 
do take Notice hereof, any Pretence of Priviledge, Usage or Custom 
to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding. 

And be it further Ordained by the Au- 
Constables Making thority aforesaid that if any Constable of the 
Default in Watching Respective Six Wards aforesaid shall make De- 
forfeit forty Shillings fault in Executing his Office in the Night 

Watches aforesaid, in his Turn, in Neglecting 
or Refusing to Watch as Aforesaid, or being Drunk on the said Watch, 
or leaving his Watch before his time of Watching be Expired, or 
Misbehaving himself, or not doing his service thereon. According to 
his Duty, in any of the Premisses hereby Appointed or hereafter to be 
Ordered and Appointed, without Just and reasonable Cause, to be 
Allowed of by the Mayor of the said City for the time being, that then 
Every such Constable shall forfeit and pay for Every such Default 
the sum of forty shillings Current Money of this Colony of New York. 

AND if any Person Appointed and Warned 
Persons Appointed & to Watch, or to find an able and fit Person to 
Warned to W a t c h Watch in his, her or their Stead and Room 
Making Default to as Aforesaid Shall make Default in not 
forfeit Eight Shillings Watching and Performing the Duty of A 

Watchman as aforesaid, or being Drunk on 
the said Watch, leaving the Watch before the time of Watching be 
Expired, or Otherwise Misbehaving themselves, that then Every such 
Person so Refusing leaving his Watch Misbehaving himself or Making 
Default as aforesaid, and not having Just and Reasonable Cause for 
such his Default, as shall be Allowed of by the Mayor of the said 
City, or the Alderman of that Ward for the time being, Shall forfeit 
and Pay for Every such Default the sum of Eight shillings Current 

Money Aforesaid ; which Forfeitures Shall and 
Forfeitures how to be may be Recovered before the Mayor, Recorder 
Recovered with Costs and Aldermen of the said City, or any one of 

them and be Levyed by Warrant under the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 127 

hand and seal of any one of them by Distress and sale of the Goods 
and Chattells of the Person or Persons who Shall make such De- 
fault, with Reasonable Costs and Charges to be Expended for the 
Recovery of all such Forfeitures against the Offenders, and for want 
of sufficient Distress the Defaulter to be Committed into the Custody 
of the Marshall of the said City untill such Defaulter Shall pay such 
Forfeiture with the Reasonable Costs and Charges of Prosecution as 
Aforesaid and that the said Forfeitures be disposed in Manner fol- 
lowing (that is to say) One half thereof to the Informer who Shall 
Prosecute and sue for the same, and the Other half thereof to the 
Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation. 

[265] AND BE IT FURTHER OrDAINED by 

Supervisor to be appointed the Authority Aforesaid, that an Able 
and what his Duty Man of the Said City be Nominated and 

Appointed by the Common Council of the 
said City who Shall be Called Supervisor of the Watch to take Care 
and Oversee that the Watch and Watches within the said City be 
from henceforth duely kept, and that the Constables and Watchmen do 
their Duties and services therein or Otherwise pay their Forfeitures 
and Payments herein before Ordained for their Defaults Respectively, 

AND that no Boys Apprentices or serv- 
Xo Boys Apprentices or ants be Admitted to be Watchmen, and None 
Servants to be Admitted but able and sober Men of good Reputation 
Watchmen be Received as such. And that the said 

supervisor shall take Notice of such of the 
said Inhabitants as Absent themselves at any time from Watching as 
aforesaid, and likewise of such Constables as shall at anv time make 
Default, leave their Watch or Otherwise be Remiss or Negligent in 
Performance of his or their Duties in the Premisses, and shall Hkc- 
wise Present the Name of Every such Defaulter to the Mayor of the 

said City for the time being or to the Alder- 
Supervisor to Present man of the Ward where such Defaulter 
Constables & Watchmen dwelleth, that Every such Defaulter may 
Defaulters pay the Forfeiture and payment Imposed 

upon him or her as aforesaid. And that 
the Supervisor of the Watch Shall Call over the Names of all those 

who Shall be Appointed to Watch eacii 
Supervisor to Call over the Night Respectively, in their Courses as 
Constable & Watch Every Aforesaid, as well at the hours Appointed 
Night and Morning for their Meeting in the Evening, as also 

at the time Appointed for the Rreakitig 



128 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

up of the Watch in the Morning, and shall take a Note in Writing of 
the Name and sirname of the Constable of the Watch, and of the 
Names and sirnames of Every the Inhabitants then Appointed to 
Watch, as shall be absent from their Watch at any of the Hours here- 
in before Appointed, Evening or Morning, and shall deliver the Said 

Note the Next day to the said Mayor 
And to bring the Defaulters or Alderman of the Ward and bring 
before the Mayor or Aldermen the Person so Making Default before 

the said Mayor or Alderman to Shew 
Cause if any such Person Defaulter hath, why the said Forfeiture 
Should not be Levyed as aforesaid. 

Dated at the City Hall of the said City the fourteenth day of 
December in the fifth year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George 
the second by the Grace of God King of Great Brittain France and 
Ireland Defender of the faith &c : Annoqe Domini One thousand 
seven hundred and thirty one. 

By Order of Common Council 

Will Sharpas, Cl. 

Order D that M^ Robert Crannell Marshall of this City be ap- 
pointed Supervisor of the Watch of this City. That he Perform all 
the Duties of that Office Required by the said Law. That he Provide 
Fire and Candle for the said Watch, That he keep the Key of the 
Watch House, keep the same Clean, take Care the Chimney thereof 
be Swept and Cleaned as often as there is Occasion, And that he be 
allowed A sallary for the same of twenty pounds ^ Annum to Com- 
mence the fourteenth day of October last, and that M^ Mayor Give 
him A Warrant for that Office untill the fourteenth day of October 
next. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 

535 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Current Money of New York 

in full of A Quarter of A Years sallary due and 
Ending this day. 

Ordered Alderman Hardenbroeck and M^ Beekman be a Committee 
to have the Fire Engines Cleaned and the Leathers Oyled and put into 
Boxes that the Same may be fitt for Immediate use. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 129 

[266] A Law for Establishing Fees for the 

Slaughter Houses.* 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is here- 
by Ordained by the Authority of the same. That it Shall and may be 
lawful! for the Keepers of .the Publick Slaughter Houses within this 
City, to demand, Receive and take from Every Butcher whatsoever for 
the use of the Said Slaughter House, Pen or Penfold, and the Tackle 
and furniture thereunto belonging, The Fees Dues and Duties here- 
after mentioned. (That is to Say) the sum of one shilling Current 
Money of New York for each Neat Cattle killed, slaughtered and 
Dressed in the Said Slaughter Houses or any of them; and the like 
sum (or the Tongue of Each Head of Neat Cattle So killed slaught- 
ered and Dressed by any Other Inhabitant of the said City not Exer- 
cising the Trade of A Butcher) in full of all Fees Dues Duties and 
demands whatsoever for each Head of Neat Cattle so Slaughtered as 
Aforesaid, any former Law, Usage or Custom of this Corporation to 
the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding. 



City of ) ^^ A tt a Common Council held at the 

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

twentv fourth dav of March Anno Domini 
1731/2 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'' Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevster 
Gerrard Beekman 
Garret Roos 
John Waldron 



>v 



^ESq^' Aldermen. 



>- Assistants 



J 



Vol. IV.. 



♦ Sec " Memorandum." page 1 1 1. 



I30 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Resolved that A Parcell of unimproved Ground belonging to this 
Corporation lying on the West Side of the great Dock and the Weigh 
House Street, Between the Said Dock and Street and the Street Called 
the Broadway, near the Custom House be laid out in seven Lotts and 
Exposed to Sale on Tuesday the twenty fifth day of April Next Ensue- 
ing by Publick Outcry Auction or Vendue to the highest bidder at the 
House of M'' Obadiah Hunt next the Custom House at three a Clock 
in the afternoon, and that Advertisements of the Said sale be forth- 
with Printed and Published, and that this Court do attend the Sale 
thereof. That in the mean time Mf Mayor, Alderman Cruger Alder- 
man Philipse Mf Chambers, M*" Moore and M*" De Peyster or any four 
of them be a Committee to send for, hear and Inspect into the Claims 
or Pretensions of such Persons (if any there are) as pretend to any 
Rights or Priviledges in the Said Ground or any Part thereof. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to thi^ 

N® Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 

536 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Cuvvl Money of New Yoric in 

full of A Quarter of A Years Sallary due and End- 
ing the fourteenth Instant 

[267] The Memorial of William Sharpas Conunon Clerk of this Cor- 
poration was read in the Words following Viz! 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and 
Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Common 

The Memorial of William Sharpas Town 
Clerk and Clerk of the Peace of the said City 

That the Memoralist hath Honestly and diligently served this 
Corporation in the Office of Town Clerk and Clerk of the Peace almost 
forty years, hath faithfully Entred and kept all the Minutes and 
Records thereof to the best of his Skill and understanding, and in aU 
that time never Neglected the Duty of his Office to his knowledge, 
hath been A Laborious servant in the same, and discharged the Trust 
Reposed in him with Integrity & Reputation and hath never had any 
Reward or Gratification for the Extraordinary services hereafter 
mentioned (Viz*) 

For Drawing all the Warrants for Assessing all the Publick Taxes 
for upwards of thirty years, drawing the Titles and Heads of all the 
Tax Roles, Drawing all the Warrants for the Collecting those Taxes 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 131 

and Entring an Abstract thereof in the Tax Books, with the Names of 
the several Collectors, and when and to whom those Taxes were 
payable. 

For lately Drawing out and Stating all the Publick Ace** of the 
Arrearages of Taxes and delivering Copys thereof to the Treasurer 
of this Colony which Occasioned many days Attendance and great 
Labour. 

For Drawing A Very long Petition to the Assembly and Drawing 
the Bill for Raising Money for the Fire Engine &c: long Order of 
Common Council thereon, and a Very long Warrant to the Assessors, 
Drawing the Titles, & Heads of the Tax Roles, Eight Warrants to the 
Collectors and Entring an Abstract of That Tax in the Book of Taxes 
&c: 

For Performing A great deal of Extraordinary Business, search- 
ing ancient Records and Copying several Orders &c: well known to 
this Court on the soUiciting for A New Charter. 

For Drawing, forming and Compiling the New Printed Laws of 
this Corporation, Making a fair Copy thereof for the Printer, for 
dayly Correcting the Press, while the same were Printing, fairly 
Entring all those Laws in the Book of Minutes and Records of the 
Common Council, which was A Work of Great Expence of time 
Diligence and Labour. 

The Memoralist hath also during the time of his being in the Said 
Offices taken in writing A great Number of Examinations of Felons 
and Others for Capital Offences, Drawn A great Number of War- 
rants and Mittimus's on the like Occasions for the Publick service 
without fee or Other Reward and many Other ser\'ices for the Publick 
Peace and safety of this Corporation. 

The Memoralist therefore Humbly prays 
this WorshipfuU Court will take the premisses 
into their Consideration and Grant unto him 
such Sums of Gratification for the several Ex- 
traordinary services Aforesaid as to them shall 
seem Just and Reasonable. 

Will Sharpas 

This Court taking the Said Memorial into their Consideration and 
being Very well Satisfied that the Extraordinary services therein men- 



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tioned have been done and performed by the Said William Sharpas, 
it is therefore 

Order'd tliat the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to the Said William Sharpas Town 

537 Clerk of this City or Order the sum of twenty Eight 

Warrant Issued pounds Current Money of New York as A Gratifi- 
cation for his Extraordinary services by him done & 
performed for this Corporation Mentioned in the Memorial aforesaid 
this day presented to this Court, which Sum is allowed 

[268] The Petition of Mr Theophilus Elsworth the Lessee of the Ferry 
was read in the Words following (Viz*) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and 
Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Common 
Council 

The Petition of Theophilus Elsworth the 
Lessee of the Ferry of the Said City 

Humbly Sheweth 

That this Corporation hath Demised the Ferry of this City between 
the same and Nassaw Island to the Petitioner and his Assigns for the 
Term of five years, Commencing the 25*!? day of March 1728 at the 
Annual Rent of two hundred and fifty Eight pounds to be paid Quar- 
terly under Certain Covenants and Conditions which the Petitioner 
hath hitherto fullfilled, Notwithstanding the great loss and damage the 
Petitioner sustained by the Disease Called the Measles which lately 
afflicted this City, by Means whereof, the Said Ferry was almost 
unfrequented for a long time to the great loss and Impoverishment of 
the Petitioner. 

AND Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God for several Months 
past to visit this City with a More fatal Disease Called the Small Pox, 
which now prevails in a Most Deplorable manner to the great Terrour 
of all the Neighbouring Colonys and Countys, by means whereof there 
is Very little Intercourse between this City and Country, the Country 
People being so terrified with the Danger of Catching that loathsome 
and Malignant disease, that they wholy Neglect, not only Comeing 
to Market, but also Comeing to Negotiate their Urgent and lawful! 
Occasions, by Reason whereof the dayly income of the said Ferry is 
almost Reduced to Nothing, and the Petitioner and family Reduced to 
Very low Circumstances, insomuch that he can scarcely support his 
servants (the ffcrrymen) with Nessessary Victuals and Cloathing & 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 133 

much less pay the Great Rent Contracted for the same Ferry to his 
unspeakable loss and Damage. 

The Petitioner therefore most humbly Im- 
plores this Corporation to take the Premisses 
into their Prudent and serious Consideration, 
and According to their Wonted Charity and 
Generosity abate unto the Petitioner such part 
of the Annual Rent Aforesaid as to your great 
Wisdom Justice and Goodness shall seem Rea- 
sonable, and as may prevent the Petitioner and 
his family from total Impoverishment and Ruin, 
since the Cause proceeds from the hand of God, 
and not by any Neglect or want of diligence in 
the Petitioner 

And the Petitioner as in Dutv bound 
shall Ever pray &c : 

Theophilus Elsworth 
New York September 
y«: i6^l' 173 1 

This Court having taken the Said Petition into their Serious Con- 
sideration it is 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to M*^ Theophilus Elsworth the 

538 Lessee of the fferry of this City or Order out of the 

Warrant Issued Rent of the fferry now due and payabel by the said 

Theophilus Elsworth the sum of fifty pounds Cur- 
rent Money of New York as a Benevolence of this Corporation, in 
Compassion & Consideration of his great sufferings Occasioned by the 
late Small Pox prevailing within this City and Colony by Reason 
whereof the Profitts of the Said fferry were greatly diminished 

Ordered Alderman Stuvvesant and M^ Waldron or anv one of 
them do Cause the Constables of the Bowrv Division of the Out Ward 
to Warn and give Notice to Jeremiah Burroughs and Peter Lucas to 
Remove off and from the Land of this Corporation on which they now 
dwell before the first day of May next, and that the said Alderman do 
C^tusc their Hutts to be demolished and pulled down as publick 
Nusances 



134 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York] ^ City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

one and thirtieth day of March Anno 
Domini 1732 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger "^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrard Beekman 
Garret Roos 



^ESq'? Aldermen 



S Assistants 



Ordered the seven Lotts of Ground belonging to this Corporation 
lying on the West Side of the Dock and Weigh House be sold on the 
Conditions following (Viz*) 

By the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the 

City of New York. 

Conditions of Sale for Seven Lotts of Ground from N° i to N" 7 
lying on the West side of the Weigh House and the Great Dock where- 
of three (Viz*) N° i. N** 2. N** 3 front the Custom House Street, and 
four of them (Viz*) N° 4 N" 5 N° 6. N^ 7. are in the Rear thereof 
between Whitehall Street and the East River. 

That on Tuesday the twenty fifth day of April 1732 at three A 
Clock in the Afternoon at the House of Mr Obadiah Hunt Next the 
Custom House the Said seven Lotts of Ground (by one Lott at A time) 
will, by Publick Auction Outcry or Vendue be sold to the highest 
bidder, to him or his or their Heirs and Assigns for Ever. The Pur- 
chaser or Purchasers giving sufficient security to the Mayor Aldermen 
and Commonality of the Cit>' of New York to pay unto them or their 
Assigns the Consideration or purchase Money within Six Months after 
the Said day of Sale. 



OF THE Crrv OF NEW YORK 135 

That the Said Mayor Aldermen and Commonality will Execute 
sufficient Grants and Conveyances in the Law under the seal of the 
Corporation with sufficient Warranty and deliver the same to such Pur- 
chaser or Purchasers of the Lotts of Ground Aforesaid or any of them 
in some short Reasonable time after the sale thereof; the Purchaser 
or Purchasers first giving such sufficient security for the Payment of 
the Purchase Money as Aforesaid, and paying and defraying, one 
half of the Charge of Drawing and Engrossing such Grant and 
Conveyance. 

That if any Purchaser Shall Neglect or Refuse to give such suffi- 
cient security to the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of 
New York for the Purchase Money of Any of the Lotts of Ground 
Aforesaid ; in such Case the Purchase shall be Void, and such Lott or 
Lotts of Ground be Again Exposed to Sale at Publick Auction Out- 
cry or Vendue, and if sold for less than what the first Purchaser bid, 
the Said first Purchaser to pay the Damages and Charges of the second 
sale to the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New 
York ; and if sold for more than to the Said first Purchaser, he or they 
to have no benefit thereby 

The Petition of M^ Francis Marschalck praying he [be] appointed 
in the Office of Surveyor of this City was Read, and Referred to further 
Consideration 

[270] City of ) By the Mayor and Aldermen 
New Yorkj Assize of Bread 

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

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh thirteen Ounces for A 
Penny. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh one pound ten Ounces 
for two pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds Nine 
Ounces for four pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh five pounds five Ounces 
for Six pence 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to Weigh four pounds two Ounces for four pence 



136 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to Weigh Six pounds three Ounces for Six pence 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh Eight pounds fourteen Ounces for Eight pence, wheat 
being at three shillings ^ Bushell 

And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) 
and that all Bakers within this City do take Notice thereof and make 
their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the Eighteenth day 
of April in the fifth Year of his Majestys Reign, Anno DoIIT 1732 

^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Cl 



City of ) «^ By the Mayor and Aldermen 
New York I Assize of Bread 



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

A White loaf of the finest flour to Weigh twelve Ounces for a 
Penny 

m 

A Whit:-: loaf of the finest flour to Weigh one pound nine Ounces 
for two pence 

A White loaf of the finest flour to Weigh three pounds six 
Ounces for four pence 

A White loaf of the finest flour to Weigh five pounds for Six 
pence 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to Weigh four pounds two Ounces for four pence; 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to Weigh Six pounds three Ounces for Six pence 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh Eight pounds four Ounces for Eight pence. Wheat 
being at three ShilHngs and three pence ^ Bushell. 

And Order'd that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City (hard Biskett only Excepted) than According to the Above 
Assize and all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take 
Notice hereof and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



'37 



Hall the 25'^ day of April in the fifth Year of his Majestys Reign 
Anno Dom 1732 

^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Cl 



[271] 



City 
New York 



of j 
^orkj 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 
Sixth day of May Anno DoffT 1732 



Present 



Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
ISaac De Pevster 
Garret Roos 
Johannes Waldron 



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>- Assistants 



No 

539 
Warrant Issued 



Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 
of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds Current 
Money of New York in full of half A Years Sallary 
due and Ending the fourteenth day of April last past. 



Pursuant to a Resolve of this Court made the twenty fourth day 
of March last past for Exposing to sale at Publick Vendue to the high- 
est bidder seven Lotts of Ground on the West side of the Great Dock 
and the Weigh House Street &c: This Court accordingly mett at the 
House of M^ Obadiah Hunt Next the Custom House on Tuesday the 
t^'enty fifth day of April last past at three a Clock in the Afternoon and 
then and there by Publick Auction Outcry & Vendue sold the said 
seven Lotts of Ground to the Respective Persons hereafter Named for 
the Respective sums of Money hereafter mentioned to be paid to this 
Corporation within Six Months, after the said day of sale, and that if 



138 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

any of the Purchasers should think fitt to pay the Purchase Money 
before the Expiration of the Said Six Months to be allowed the Interest 
thereof from the time of payment to the Expiration of the Said Six 
Months (Viz*) 

The Lott N° i Sold to M^ Stephen De Lancey for. . .£155-00-00 
The Lott N° 2 Sold to M^ Stephen De Lancey for. . . 151 -00 - 00 

The Lott N<* 3 Sold to M^ David Clarkson for 156-00-00 

The Lott N*> 4 Sold to M^ John Moore for 276 - 00 - 00 

The Lott N? 5 Sold to Mf Stephen De Lancey for. .. 192- 00 -00 
The Lott N*> 6 Sold to Mr Robert Livingston Jun^ Son 

of Phillip for 175-00-00 

The Lott N° 7 Sold to M^ Anthony Rutgers for 239-00-00 

1344-00-00 



which Said Sales are now in this present Common Council Approved 
ft Ratified and Ordered upon payment of the purchase Money to the 
Treasurer of this Corporation or on good securities for the payment of 
the same, that M^ Mayor do Execute sufficient Grants and Convey- 
ances for the said seven Lotts of Ground, and affix the Publick seal 
of this Corporation thereunto and deliver the same to the Respective 
Purchasers with Livery & seisin thereof in the Name of this 
Corporation; first Causing the surveyor to Stake and lay out each 
Respective Lott thereof in the presence of the Respective Purchasers 
or their Assigns, if the Said Purchasers require itt. 

Order'd that the Mortgage made by this Corporation to James De 
Lancey ESq^ be forthwith Redeemed, and that Alderman Cruger 
Alderman Rutgers, Alderman Roosevelt, M' De Peystcr & M^ Roos 
or any three of them be a Committee (together with the Treasurer of 
this Corporation) to See the Same performed According to Law before 
the Conveyances aforesaid be Executed. 

Order *D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*> Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

540 of this City, and supervisor of the Watch of this 

Warrant Issued City or Order the sum of Eighteen pounds Sixteen 

Shillings and three pence Current Money of New 
York [272] in full of half A Years sallary for both Offices, for fire- 
wood & Candle and for divers Other Disburstments and Journeys to 
Harlem as appears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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City of ) ^^ Att a G>mmon Council held at the 

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

Nineteenth day of May Anno Dom 1732 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrard Beekman 
Garret Roos 

The Committee appointed to see the Mortgage Redeemed which was 
made by this Corporation to James De Lanccy ESq^ Report that on 
Munday the Eighth day of of this Instant May they were present when 
Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ Treasurer of this Corporation paid to the 
Said James De Lancey ESq^ the sum of One thousand and Eighty 
Nine pounds Current Money of this Colony in full Redemption of the 
said Mortgage, and that Accordingly the Said James De Lancey Can- 
celled the said Mortgage, Executed a Release thereof, Endorssed on the 
back side thereon and delivered the same to the said Committee, which 
Cancelled Mortgage with the Release thereon Endorssed now produced 
to this Court is hereby Ordered to be deposited in the hands of the 
Treasurer of this Corporation. 

Pursuant to An Act of General Assembly of this Colony made in 
the Fourth Year of his Present Majesties Reign Entituled an act to 
Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New 
York to Raise Money for the Term of three years to purchase fire 
Engines and for Other the Purposes therein mentioned, it is hereby 
Ordered that the sum of three hundred pounds be Raised Assessed 
Levycd and Collected upon the Estates Reall and Personal of all and 
Every the Freemen Freeholders Inhabitants Residents and sojourners 
within the said City for the uses and purposes in the said Act men- 
tioned together with Nine pence in the pound for the Collectors and 
six pence in the pound for the City Treasurer which in the "^ 
Anwtmteth unto three hundred k Ki.crhtoon p^^'unds fifteen ^ 



I40 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

AND that the same be paid into the hands of the Treasurer of this 
City on or before the first day of July next Ensueing the date hereof 
for the Uses and Purposes in the said Act mentioned, and that the 
Treasurer of this City do keep A distinct Acct of those Moneys, and 
pay the same as by the same Act is Required, and that the Mayor forth- 
with Issue his Warrants to the Assessors and Collectors of this City 
to Assess Collect and pay the same Accordingly 

M*" Mayor Reported that Pursuant to the Order of the last Com- 
mon Council he had Executed under the Publick Seal of tliis Corpora- 
tion sufficient Grants & Conveyances for the seven Lotts of Ground on 
the West side of the Dock and Weigh House which were lately sold 
by this Corporation to Mess*^ Stephen De Lancey, David Clarkson 
John Moore, Phillip Livingston and Anthony Rutgers and that he had 
Caused the same to be Staked and laid out in the Presence of the 
Respective Purchasers thereof or their Assigns, and delivered unto 
the Respectively Livery and seisin of [273] their Respective Lotts 
so purcliased, the Mortgage made by this Corporation to James De 
Lancey ESq^ of the said Lotts and Other Lands having been some days 
before Redeemed Released and discharged 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William sharpas Town Clerk of 

541 this City or Order the 5um of ten pounds twelve 
Warrant Issued shillings Current Money of New York it being for 

one half part of the Charge of Drawing and En- 
grossing of five Grants or Conveyances for the seven Lotts of Ground 
lying on the West Side of the Dock and Weigh House lately sold by 
this Corporation at Public Vendue to Mess" Stephen De Lancey, David 
Clarkson, John Moore, Robert Livingston Jun*" and Anthony Rutgers 
and for the half part of the Charge for Recording the same and for 
drawing and Engrossing the Release of the Mortgage from James De 
Lancey ESq'^ to this Corporation as Appears by his Account which is 
audited & allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M'^ Rynier Burger Blacksmith 

542 or Order the sum of two pounds fourteen shillings 
Warrant Issued Currt Money of New York in full of his Accl for 

Andirons for the Watch House, A Pair of Tongs 
and shovell and for Mending A Lock for the Powder House Gate as 
Appears by his Ace! which is Audited and allowed. 

The Petition of M^ Christopher Bancker in behalf of himself and 
Company was read, praying A Grant of A Strip or Gore of Land Con- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 141 

tiguous to A Purchase of his and Company near to Freshwater &c: 
Ordered that Alderman Cruger Alderman Vangelder, Alderman 
Stuyvesant, Alderman Hardenbroeck, M^ De Peyster and M^ Roos or 
any four of them be a Committee to Examine into the Allegations of 
the Petitioner, and to Examine what quantity of Land is prayed for 
by the Petitioner, and Report their Opinion what will be Expedient for 
this Corporation to do therein. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay unto M^ James Livingston surveyor 

543 or Order the sum of Eight pounds Eleven shillings 
Warrant Issued and three pence CurrS Money of New York in full 

of his Accl for Surveying on Granting the New 
Charter and making a Return thereof, for surveying and laying out 
several Lotts on the West side, of the Dock & Weigh House & making 
Draughts thereof and for Money disburst for Making & Driving of 
Stakes as appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Robert Lurting ESq^ as Vendue 

544 Master or Order the sum of thirty pounds Current 
Warrant Issued Money of New Y'ork in full for his service as Ven- 
due Master for Selling at Publick Vendue seven 

Lotts of Groimd on the West Side of the Dock and Weigh House for 
this Corporation which is allowed unto him in Common Council. 



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

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the 28*** day of June Anno Dom 1732. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant . ^-o . ai, 
A ^L Ti X y ESq'» Aldermen 

Anthony Rutgers \ ^ 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

ISaac De Peyster 

Gerrard Beekman ^Assistants 

Garret Roos 

Johannes Waldron 



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142 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[274] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen Pubfick 

545 Whipper of this Corporation or Order the sum of 
Warrant Issued two pounds ten shilHngs Current Money of New 

York in full of a Quarter of a Years Sallary due & 
Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ John Wright Watchmaker 

546 or Order the sum of ten pounds fourteen Shillings 
Warrant Issued Current Money of New York it being for one years 

Sallary for winding up and keeping in Order the 
Publick Clock of this Corporation due and Ending the Eighth day of 
May last and for A New Hammer and A Spring for the said Clock as 
appears by his Acc^ which is allowed 

Order'd the Treasurer discharge and take up one of the Bonds of 
one hundred pounds due from this Corporation to M^ John Chambers 
with the Interest due thereon and that the Receipt of M*" Chambers 
upon the same shall be unto him a sufficient Voucher for his so doing 
for so much on Acct That the Treasurer also pay to the said M^ 
Chambers the Interest due on his Other Bond from this Corporation 
for one year 

Order'd M^ Alderman Rutgers and M^ Roos be a Committee to 
Inspect into A small Slip of Ground now in the Possession of the 
Honourable Rip Van Dam ESq^ President of this Colony Contiguous 
to a Corner of Maiden Lane, which Slip of Ground the President prays 
may be Granted unto him by this Corporation he having the same with- 
in his fence, for the more Regular making of the Street (the Neigh- 
bourhood liaving thrown into the Said Street on the Other Side thereof 
some Ground Equivalent thereunto for Making the same Street more 
Uniform and upon a Line. That the said Committee make a Draught 
thereof and Report to the Next Common Council, what is proper to be 
done therein and ascertain the quantity thereof. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



143 



City of ) gg 
New York V 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday tfie 
Seventh day of July Anno DolH 1732. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'' Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq' Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

Gerrard Beekman 

Garret Roos 

Tlie Petition of John Cruger ESq'^ was read praying the Grant of 
this Corporation of A Water Lott in the East Ward from Low Water 
Mark two hundred foot into the East River or Harbour lying on the 
West side of Countess Key Slip between the Slip of Countess Key and 
the Lott in the Occupation of Richard Van Dam Containing in breadth 
thirty foot English Measure (be the same more or less) and that the 
same be Granted unto him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever under 
Such Covenants & Conditions and Reasonable Annual Rent as to this 
Corporation shall seem Convenient, which Petition being taken into 
Consideration, it is Ordered that the Prayer thereof be Granted. 



>* Assistants 



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[275] City of )^ 
New Yorkt 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
thirteenth day of July Anno DoffT 1732. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 



John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Gerrard Beekman 
Garret Roos 



>. Assistants 



Johannes Hardenbroeck^ 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 



n 



ESqn 
Aldermen. 



John Roosevelt 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay 
to John Roosevelt ESq^ or Order the sum of forty six pounds P 



144 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

shillings and two pence half penny Current Money of New York- 
Out of the Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of Gen- 
eral Assembly of this Colony made in the fourth Year of his present 
Majestys Reign Entituled An Act to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and 
Commonality of the City of New York to Raise Money for the Term 
of three Years to purchase two Fire Engines, and for Other the pur- 
poses therein mentioned, it being in full of his Acct for Labour, Oil, 
Paint & Painting of the City Hall of this City for the Need full & 
nessessary Repairs thereof in the Months of May and June last as 
appears by his Acct which is Audited & allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to M^ 
John Roome Carpenter or Order the sum of fifteen pounds Seventeen 
shillings and three pence Current Money of New York. Out of the 
Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly 
of this Colony made in the fourth year of his Present Majestys Reign 
Entituled An Act to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality 
of the City of New York to Raise Money for the Term of three years 
to purchase two Fire Engines and for Other the purposes therein men- 
tioned, it being in full of his Acct for Carpenters Work, Lalx>urers, 
Smiths Work, Cartidge and Other Materialls for Amending & Repair- 
ing the City Hall, Making A Cage and Pillery &c: in the Months of 
May and June last as appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

In Pursuance of A Resolve of this Corporation made the seven- 
teenth day of September 1730. It is Ordered that this Corporation do 
Grant unto M'^ Cornelius Vanhome Merchant (son of Garret) a Water 
Lott of Land in the Dock Ward of this City (fronting his House or 
Tenement on the Dock Street Wharf e on the south Front thereof) 
Running from the New Wharfe Called the Dock Street Wharfe four 
hundred foot into the East River, which Lott Contains in breadth three 
and twenty foot seven Inches or thereabouts. At the Annal Rent 
of thirty shillings and under such Covenants Restrictions and Limita- 
tions as this Court shall Agree upon, and that the said Cornelius 
Vanhome shall be at the whole Expence and Charge of the Survey 
and of the (jrant and Record thereof. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M^ William Bradford Printer, 

547 or Order the sum of twelve pounds Eleven shillings 

Warrant Issued Curr* Money of New York in full of his Acct for 

Printing the City Laws & some Advertisements as 
Appears by his Said Acct which is audited and Allowed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 145 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X*^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Cornelius Lodge or Order 

548 the sum of five pounds Current Money of New York 

Warrant Issued in full of his Account for attending and Cleaning the 

Books in the Library as Appears by his Said Account 
which is Audited 

The Petition of M" Judith Van Dam Widow was read. Praying A 
Grant of a Water Lott of Land lying on the West side of Countess Key 
Slip. Order'd the Consideration thereof be Referred to the Next Com- 
mon Council on Thursday Next at four a Clock in the afternoon and 
that the Petitioner or some Person in her behalf do then attend to make 
^ood the Allegations of the Said Petition. 

[276J City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

twenty seventh day of July Anno DoTIT 1732 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Anthony Rutgers 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbrocck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

Gerrard Beekman 

Garret Roos 

The Petition of the HoHble Rip Van Dam ESq^ President of his 
Majestys Council & Mess*? Stephen Bayard and Nicholas Bayard 
Executors of the last Will and Testament of Rip Van Dam Jun^ de- 
ceased was Read, Praying A Grant of this Corporation for A Water 
Lott on the West Side of Countess Key Contiguous to the said slip. 
Either to the Widow of the said Rip Van Dam Jun^ deceased or to th - 
Children of the said Rip Van Dam Jun^ It is therefore hereb'. 
Ordered that M^ Recorder, Alderman Vangelder Alderman Rutgers 
Alderman Roosevelt M*^ Chambers M*" Moore and M' Rutgers or any 
five of them be a Committee t(3 F.xamine into the Allegations of t-u» 
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146 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Petitioners and Report to this Court what will be Requisite for this 
Corporation to do therein and that the Parties Concerned have Notice 
to Attend the said Committee 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall of 

549 this City or Order the sum of seven pounds fifteen 

Warrant Issued Shillings of Current Money of New York in full for 

One quarter of A Years sallary as Marshall of this 
City and in full of One Quarter of A Years Sallary as Supervisor of 
the Watch of this City both due and Ending the fourteenth Instant and 
for two Journeys to Harlem as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited 
by this Court and allowed 

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

New YorkV City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

third day of August Anno DoITT 1732. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'r Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'^ Recorder 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 

Resolved that this Corporation do Address his Excellency the 
Governour on his Safe and happy Arrival to this his Government, and 
that M^ Recorder Alderman. Cruger, Alderman Philipse, Alderman 
Rutgers and M*" Chambers or [277] any three of them be A Committee 
to prepare the said Address. That this Corporation do also present his 
Excellency with the Freedom thereof and that the Seal be inclosed in 
A Gold Box. That the same Committee do Enquire of his Excellency 
if he will do this Corporation the Honour to dine with them & when 
and what time will Suit his Excellencvs Conveniencv. That the same 
Committee do give Nessessary Orders for Makings the said Gold Box 
an'l tor Preparing A Dinner Agreeable to the Occasion 



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OF TiiE CITY OF NEW YORK 147 

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

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

Eighth day of August Anno DoTIT 1732. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger "^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac Dc Pevster 

Gerrard Beekman 

Garret Roos 

Johannes W'aldron 

Tiic f.i: ving Address to his Excellency William Cosby ESq^ 
Cap*, (ienoral and Governour in Chief of this Province &c: was read 
and L'iianii!i( usly Approved and signed by this Court; And Ordered 
this Court do wait upon his Excellency with the same to Morrow and 
also present liis Excellency with the Freedom of this Corporation with 
the Seal thereof in A Gold Box, and that his Excellencv be Invited to 
do this (i^rpo ration the Honour to dine with them the same day 

• 

To His Excellency William Cosby ESq^ Captain Gen- 
eral & Governour in Chief of the Provinces of New York 
Xew Jersey and Territories depending thereon in America 
anil \ ice Admiral of the same and Colonel in his Majestys 

The Humble Address of the Mayor Re- 
corder Aldermen and Commonality of this his 
Majestys most Ancient City and Corporation of 
Xew York in the Colony of New York in 
America 

Ma\ it Please Your Excellency 

T!ic Corporation of the City of Xew York attends you to Congratu- 
late Your Excellency's. Your Lafly*s, and Your familys safe and happy 
Arrival in \o\\x GovernnioiH where we hope Your Excellencys 



148 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Administration will give You ease and Tranquility Equal to what it 
promises. 

His Majesty has ever been so Exceedingly Gracious to this Prov- 
ince as in giving us A Governour to give us A Guardian of his People 
here and that most tender Care of his distant Subjects after our late 
much lamented loss he has Renewed to us [278] in Your Excellency 
who have been pleased to give us your Protection before we were in A 
Capacity to be Gratefull for it. 

Sir. it is an unspeakable Comfort to us that while you have suc- 
cessfully Opposed the Attacks of our too Ambitious friends the Sugar 
Colonys, You are Still in A more Exalted Circumstance placed at the 
head of A Frontier People who upon any sudden or unexpected Rup- 
ture may have Occasion to Sue to your Excellency, that you would 
again Exert that Valour Conduct and Experience which has so 
Eminently signalized your Excellency as A soldier 

Sir 
As Trade is the Support of this Colony and this City the Center of 
that Trade we hope your Excellency will Countenance and Protect us 
in the Enjoyment of all our Rights and Priviledges; And as we are 
Gratefully Sencible of Your Excellencies past favour w^e will Unani- 
mously Endeavour to deserve the Continuance of them 

We are May it please your Excellency 
Sir 
Your Excellencvs 
Most Obedient and 

Most Humble servants 

Robert Lurting 

John Chambers Fran: Harison 

John Moore John Cruger 

Petrus Rutgers Harmanus \'ano^cIikr 

TSaac De Peyster Gerrardus Stuyvcsant 

Gerrard Beekman Anthony Rutjrers 

Garret Roos John Roosevelt 

Johannes Waldron Johannes Hardenbrocck 

To which Address his Excellency was pleased to Return the fol- 
lowing answer (Viz*) Gentlemen. I thank you for this kind Address 
wherein you Express much Loyalty, there is Nothing I can ilo that 
will ht so pleasing to his Majesty as Endeavouring all that is in my 
Power towards the Enlarging Your Trade and Protecting you in 
your just Rights and Priviledges which I will do very Chcarfully. 



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City of ) ^^ Ait A Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj " City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

seventeenth day of August Anno Don! 

Present Robert Lurting ESq"^ Mayor 

Francis Ilarison ESq'^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus X'angclder 

Anthony Rutgers 

John^ Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenhroecls 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac Dc Peyster 

Gerrard Beekman 

Garret Roos 

Johannes Waldron 

[279] Ordkr'i) the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to Mess"":: Stephen De Lanccy and 

John Moore Merchants the sum of two hundred and 
four pounds twelve Shillings Current Money of Xcw York, Out of the 
Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly 
of this Colony made in the fourth year of his present Majestys Reign 
Entituled an act to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality 
of the Citv of New York to Raise Moncv for the Term of three Years 
to purchase two fire Engines and for Other the purposes therein Men- 
tioned, it being in full of their Acct for two fire Engines by them Pur- 
chased in London and lately Delivered to this Corporation for the 
Publick use thereof According to Agreement with this Court, as 
Appears by their Ace*, which is Audited and Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M^ Abraham Alstine Bricklayer 

or Order the sum of thirteen pounds Nine shillings 
and Six pence three farthings Current Money of New York, Out of 
the Moneys in his hands Raised bv \>rtue of An Act of General 
Assembly of this Colony made in the fourth year of his present 
Majestys Reign Entituled Ax Act to Enable the Mayor Aldermen 
and Commonality of the City of New York to Raise Money for the 
Term of three years to purchase two fire Engines and for Other the 
purposes therein Mentioned, it being in full of his Acct for Bricklayers 



15© MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

& Masons work, Stones Bricks Lime Labourers Sand and Other 
Materialls and for Hoards bought of John Johnson Carpenter for 
Repairs lately dpne to the City Hall as Appears by his Ace*. Dated this 
day which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Charles Le Roux Goldsmith 

550 or Order the sum of twenty pounds Eleven shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and six pence Current Money of New York it 

being in full of his Acct for A Gold Box and En- 
graving the same for Enclosing the seal of his Excellencys Freedom 
of this Corporation as appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M'" Christina De Wilde Widow 

551 or Order the sum of twenty Eight pounds Eighteen 
Warrant Issued shillings Current Money of New York in full of 

her Acct dated the Ninth Instant for an Entertain- 
ment at her House made by this Corporation for his Excellency the 
Govcrnour, the Gentlemen of the Council and the Assembly of this 
Colony as Appears by her Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

City of ) <;,<;, By the Mayor and Aldermen 
New York J Assize of Bread 

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

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh ten Ounces and A half 
for A penny. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh one pound and h\t 
Ounces for two pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh two pounds twelve 
Ounces and A half for four pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh four pounds three 
Ounces for Six pence 

[280] A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise to weigh three pounds and seven Ounces for four pence 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh five pounds and three Ounces for Six pence, wheat being 
at four Shillings ^ Bushell 

And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City (hard Biskett only Excepted) than According to the above Assize 
and all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take notice here- 
of & make their bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the first 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 151 

day of September in the Sixth year of his Majesties Reign Anno 

'^ ^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Cl 

City of ) 00 Att a Common Council held at the 

New Yorkl City Hall of the said City on Munday the 

Eleventh day of September Anno Domini 

1732. 
Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 
JcAn Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
fv Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 
•^ \ Johannes Hardenbroeck 

' ^ ** ' John Chambers 

John Moore 
f *• "* Petrus Rutgers 

^ - ISaac De Pevster 

Gerrard Beeknian 
Garret Roos 
Johannes \\'aldron 

A Bill was read Entituled an Act for Confirming unto the City of 
New York i'ts Rights and Priviledges. and Approved Xemine Contra- 
dicente. and Orderd M^ Mayor. M^ Recorder, Alderman Cruder, 
Alderman Philipse, Alderman Rutgers, Alderman Roosevelt and M'^ 
Chambers or any four of them, whereof the Mayor to be one • f a 
Committee to sollicit the passing the said Bill in the General Asscn.lily 
and Council and bv his Excellency the Governour. and if Need be lliat 
they procure Counsel to defend any Objections in Law that may be 
Offered against the passing the said Act, and defray (at the Expoiice 
of this Corporation) all such Needfull Charges and Expences as sl;iril 
be Nessessary for procuring the said Bill to be Enacted into a Law. ' 

The Committee Appointed the Eighth of June last to Inspect into 
A small Slip or Gore of Ground then and now in the Possession of 
Rip Van Dam ESq'^ Contiguous to a Comer of Maiden Lane Ac: 
Report that they have Mewed & Inspected into the same and made a 
Draught thereof and that the same is Situate in the North Ward at 
the Comer of Maiden Lane which turns up to Kip Street towards the 
New Dutch Church and is in front to Mai«len Lane fifteen foot <r 



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thereabouts and Runs along the East side of Kip Street to a Point 
which Comes to Nothing one [281] One hundred and three foot or 
thereabouts and is within the fence of the said Rip Van Dam. and is 
bounded on the N«>rth hy Maiden Lane aforesaid on the West by Kip 
Street Aforesaid and on the East and south by Other Land belonging 
to the said Rip Van Dam. and Report their Opinion that the same is 
of little or no Value to any Except the same Rip Van Dam. It is 
therefore Ordered that the same Slip or Gore of Ground for the Con- 
sideration of ten shillings be Granted and Released to the said Rip 
Van Dam his Heirs and Assigns for ever by this Corporation and that 
M^ Mayor Execute A Grant and Release of the same &: Cause the seal 
of this Corporation to be thereunto Affixed. 

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

New York( City Hall of the said City on Fry day the 

twenty Ninth day of September being the 
feast day of SI Michael the Archangell 
Anno Domini 1732 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'' Recorder 

John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangeldcr 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ESq" Aldermen 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers I a • * * 

T^ tV V Assistants 

ISaac De Peyster 

Garret Roos 
Johannes Waldron 

Conformable to his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to this Cor- 
poration and Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the 
Alderman of Each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing 
this day One Alderman One Assistant two Assessors one Collector and 
two Constables in the six Wards on the south side of Fresh Water and 
One Alderman One Assistant four assessors, two Collectors and four 
Constables for the Out Ward of the said City to serve in their Re- 
spective Offices for the year Ensueing According to the Usage Custom 



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Laws and Ordinances of the said City and Accordingly the same day 
Return was made thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon to the Office 
of Town Clerk of the said City under the hands of the Respective 
Aldermen According to the Tenor of the Respeftive Warrants as 
followeth (Vizi) 

^ John Roosevelt ESq^ 
Petrus Rutgers 
Abraham Van Wyck 
Nicholas Gouverneur 
Ebenezer Grant 
francis Bassett 
^ James De Brosse 
^ Harmanus Vangelder 
ESq'^ 



East Ward 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[Assessors 

Collector 



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Constables 



West Ward -< 



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Northward < 






Southward < 



Dock Ward < 



John Chambers 
John La ton 
Thomas Windover 
John Johnson 
Peter Jay 
Samuell Berry 
Anthony Rutgers ESq^ 
Garret Roos 
John Van Amem 
Johannes De Graaf 
Christopher Banker 
Samuell Pintard 
William Ricketts 
Frederick Philipse ESq^ 
ISaac De Peyster 
Phillip Goelet 
Abraham Dc Peyster 
Peter Low 
Thomas Heddey 
I^rruch Judah 
John Cniger ESq'^ 
John ^[oore 
Jpincs Searle 
]ohu M^ Evers 
John Wanshaer 
Cliristopher Breested 
^Tohn Hastier 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 



Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



V. 



(Assessors 

Collector 

C Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



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Montgomerie 
Ward 



Out Ward 



'^Johannes Hardenbroeck 
ESq*- 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

James Renaudet 

Benjamin Wynkcx)p 

William Crow 

Benjamin Peck 

Cornelius Quackenbos 
^Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
ESq'^ 

Johannes Waldron 

Philip Minthorne 

John Minthorne 

Johannes Mendevil 
-< John Sprung 

Jacob samon 

Peter Bussing 

samson Bensing 

Claes Courtrecht 

Johannes De Voor 

Adolph Bensing 



Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 

\ Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

\ Assessors 

Collector 



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for the 
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Division 



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Collector 

i Constables 



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Division 



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His Excellency William Cosby ESq^ Capl General and Governour 
in Chief of this Province by and with the Advice of his Majestys 
Council hath this day in Council been pleased to Appoint Robert Lurt- 
ing ESq'' (the Present Mayor) to be Mayor Water BayliflF and Clerk 
of the Markett of this City for the year Ensueing. and also Henry 
Beekman ESq'^ to be sheriff of the said City and County for the year 
Ensueing. 

Resolved Nemine Contra dicente that Cornelius De Peyster ESq'' 
the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation be. and is 
hereby Elected Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for the 
year Ensueing. 

M» Mayor hath Appointed M^ Benjamin Peck to be High Con- 
stable of this City for the year Ensueing. 

It appearing to this Court that samuell Pintard and William Rick- 
ctts who were this dav Elected into the Office of Constables of the 
North Ward are not duely qualified to serve in the said Offices, the said 
Samuell Pintard not being Either A Freeman or Freeholder within the 
said Ward and the said William Ricketts being uncapable to Execute 
that Office by Reason of the Gout and many Other [283] bodily 



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Infirmities, and Benjamin Peck Returned for A Constable in Mont- 
gomerie Ward being Appointed by the Mayor in the Office of High 
Constable. It is therefore Ordered that M*" ^iayor Issue his Warrants 
to the Aldermen of those Wards to Cause A New Election to be made 
in their Respective Wards for Other fitt Persons to be Elected in the 
said Offices for the year Ensueing, and that the Elections be made on 
Thursday Next. 



City of ^gg 
New York 



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Att A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
Sixth day of October Anno D01IT 1732 



Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq' Recorder 

John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

Garret Roos 



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Alderman Rutgers of the North Ward hath Returned that Jacob 
sarly Mariner and John Downs Vintner were Elected into the Office 
of Constables of the Said Ward for the year Ensueing Pursuant to the 
Warrant unto him directed, in the Room of Samuell Pintard and 
William Ricketts not qualified. 

Alderman Hardenbroeck of Montgomerie Ward Returneth that 
John Blake Mariner is Elected into the Office of Constable of the Said 
Ward for the Year Ensueing in the Room of Benjamin Peck who is 
Appointed High Constable. 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Aldennan of the 
West Ward to Cause A sufficient Freeholder or Freeman in his Said 
Ward to be Elected into the Office of A Constable for the said Ward 
for the year Ensueing in the Room of M^ Peter Jay who is Exempted 
from serving in the said Office by Act of Oneral Assembly (he being 
listed A Trooper within this City before he was Elected A Constable)- 
and that the Election be on Munday Next. 



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

New Yorki City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 

thirteenth day of October Anno Doin. 1732 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipsc 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Gerrard Beekman 
Petrus Rutgers 

[284] The following Message from the General Assembly was de- 
livered to this Court by Alderman Philipse and Alderman Rutgers 

(Vizt) 

' Die Martis 26 of September 1732. 

The House having for A long time found that the want of A 
Room for the Speaker to write, and private Committees to meet in has 
not only been a great Inconvenience to them but likewise A great 
hindrance to them in the Dispatch of the Publick business of the 
House; and having Observed that of the upper part of the Stairs 
Opposite to the Assembly Chamber no manner of use has been made 
for many years past; do propose to build A Room there for the use 
Aforesaid, Reserving A sufficient headway in the lower part of the 
said Stairs, so as that the same mav Remain as Commodious as it now 
is; but Conceiving it Improper to make that Alteration without the 
Approbation of the Corporation of the City of New York 

Orderkd that Alderman Philipse and Alderman Rutgers desire the 
Mayor and Commonality of the said City in Common Council Con- 
vened to Allow and Consent that such A Room may be built in the 
place above Mentioned and that when built it may be and Remain for 
the sole use of the Speaker and the General Assembly of this Colony 
for the time being. 

by Order of the General Assembly 

G: Ludlow Ct. 

which Message being taken into Consideration it is Unanimously 



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Agreed and this Court do allow and Consent that the General Assembly 
may Order such A Room to be built in the place above ^lentioned, and 
that when Built the same may be and Remain for the Sole use of the 
Speaker and General Assembly of this Colony for the time being. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 
fourteenth day of October Anno Domini 

1732. 

Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^r Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Johannes Waldron 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



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This day M^ Mayor Attended by the Recorder, Aldermen Assistants 
High Sheriff Town Clerk Treasurer Coroner High Constable, Con- 
stables and Other Officers of this Corporation at the hour of Eleven 
in the Forenoon of the same dav went in their formalities from the Citv 
Hall to his Majestys Garrison Fort George and there waited upon his 
Excellency William Cosby ESq^ Captain General and Governour in 
Chief of this Colony and there the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parlia- 
ment to be taken instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and Supremacy 
the Test and abjuration Oath in the Presence and by the Order of his 
Excellency the Governour in Council were Administrcd to the sai<* 
Robert Lurting ESq"" as Mayor Clerk of the Market and Water 
liff of this City of New York and [285] also as one of his Maj 



158 iMINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Justices of the Peace for the City and County of New York, and also 
the L'sual Oaths of Office of Mayor Clerk of the Market and Water 
Bayliff and Justice of the Peace in the Presence of all the Aldermen 
and Members of this Court; and thereupon M*" Mayor Acquainted his 
Excellency the Governour that Pursuant to the Authority unto him 
Granted by his Majestys Royal Charter, he had Appointed John Cruger 
ESq'" one of the Aldermen of the said City to be Deputy Mayor of this 
Cily and Corporation if his Excellency Approved thereof, to which his 
Excellency was pleased to answer, the Choice was Agreeable to him & 
he Approved thereof that the Said John Cruger should be Deputy 
Mayor of this City of New York Accordingly Whereupon M'' Mayor 
Attended as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where after the Ring- 
ini; of three Bells and Proclamation made for silence the Commissions 
of tlie Mayor Clerk of the Market and Water Bayliff, High sheriff and 
Coroner were Published and then this Court Returned to the Common 
Council Chamber where the Mayor Resumed the Chair and then 
According to the directions of his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to 
this Corporation the Said Mayor Administred the aforesaid Oaths Ap- 
pointed by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead of the Oaths of 
Alleigance and supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath and the 
usual Oaths for the due Execution of their Respective Offices unto the 
Respective Officers following (Viz*) unto 

John Cruger ESq^ Deputy Mayor 

Francis Harrison ESq'" Justice of the Peace for this City and County. 

John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus X'angeldcr 
Frederick Philipsc 
Gerrardus Stuvvcsant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers. Gent 
John Moore Merchant 
Petrus Rutgers Merchant 
ISaac Do Pevster Merchant 
Garret Roos Merchant 
Johannes Waldron Genl 
Abel Hardenbroeck Cordwaincr 

Henry Beekman ESq^ Sheriff, he having first Entred into Bond 
with two Sufficient sureties to our Lord the King in the Sum of One 



ESqrs. Aldermen and Justices of the Peace 
for the Citv and Count v of New York. 



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thousand pounds Pursuant to the Charter Granted to this Corporation 

for the due Execution of his Office 

Cornelius De Peyster ESq^^ Chamberlain or Treasurer 

Richard Nicholls ESq^ Coroner 

Benjamin Peck Glover High Constable 

Anthony Ham his 



East Ward 



Francis Bassett 



James Debrosse 



West Ward \ Samuell Berry 
North Ward S John Downs 



Deputy 

Thomas Wenman 
his Deputy 



>^ Constables 



Dock Ward 



Q w 1 i Thomas Heddy 

1 Daniel Lynsen. Deputy to Baruch Judah 

Christopher Breestcd 

John Hastier 

Cornelius Quackenbos 

John Blake 

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Harlem i Johannes De Voor 

Division ) Adolph Bensing 



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Jacob sarley who was Elected in the Office of A Constable for the 
North Ward for the year Ensueing having Refused to be sworn into 
that Office and paid his fine of fifteen pounds for such his Refusal. 
Orl)i:r*d that M*" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of that 
Ward for a New Election of A Constable in his Room and that the 
Election be on Thursday next. 

( )rdi:u'd also that M*^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of 
the C3ut Ward for the Election of a Constable for the Bowry Division 
in the Room of John Sprung who is not qualified to serve in that Office, 
he not being Either A Freeman of this Corporation or A Freeholder 
witliin the same. 

Ordkr'd that Alderman Cruger Alderman Philipse Alderman 
Roosevelt M^ Chambers M^ Moore and M^ De Peyster or any four of 
them he .A Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Acc^ and 
all Other Publick Acc^r of this Corporation and make their Report on 
the Audit of the Treasurers Books and Ace'? with all Expedition. 



i6o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall 

552 of this City or Order the sum of Seven pounds 
Warrant Issued thirteen shillings Current Money of New York in 

full of One Quarter of A Years sallary as Marshall 
of this City and also as Supervisor of the Watch due and Ending this 
day & for A Journey to Harlem as Appears by his Acct which is 
Audited bv this Court and allowed. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 

553 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Current Money of New York in 

full of one Quarter of a Years sallary due and End- 
ing the fourteenth day of September last. 



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

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

twentieth day of October Anno Dom 1732. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq"^ Recorder 
John Crugcr ^ 

Hamianus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers "^ 

John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevstcr 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



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Alderman Rutgers of the North Ward hath Returned that Jan 
Arianse Weaver is Elected into the Office of A Constable in the said 
Ward for the Year Ensueing in the Room of Jacob Sarly who hath 
Refused to be sworn into the said Office and hath paid his fine of fifteen 
pounds for such his Refusal. 



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[287] Alderman Stuyvesant of the Out Ward hath Returned that 
Daniel Potter is Elected into the Office of A Constable for the Bowry 
Division in the Said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of John 
Sprung who was not qualified to serve, and also that Francis Cowen- 
hoven is Elected into the Office of Collector for the said Division in the 
Room of Johannes Mendevil who likewise was not qualified to serve, 
the aforesaid John Spnmg and Johannes Mendevil Neither of them 
being Either A Freeman or A Freeholder. 

This Corporation being Informed that the Right HoITble Lord 
Augustus Fitz Roy Son of his Grace the Duke of Grafton Lord Cham- 
berlain of his Majestys Household &c: is Arrived within this City to 
pay a Visit to his Excellency the Governour his Lady and family. 
It is therefore hereby Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that this 
Corporation do wait upon his Lordship in A full body to Congratulate 
his Lordships Arrival within this City and present his Lordship with 
the Freedom thereof, and that the seal thereof be Inclosed in A Gold 
Box with the Arms of this City Engraved thereon at the Charge of this 
Corporation. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Munday the 
twentv third dav of October Anno Don! 

1732 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq*^ Recorder 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Johannes Waldron 
Abel Hardenbroeck 

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The following Freedom was read and Approved by this Court & 
Signed by the Mayor and the seal of this Corporation affixed there- 
unto and the same Inclosed in A Gold Box & thereupon this Court 
waited upon his Lordship at his Majestys Garrison and presented the 
Same to his Lordship where M^ Recorder in behalf of this Corporation 
made A Very Elegant Speech on the Occasion. 

City of ) ^^ Robert Lurting ESq'' Mayor and the Aldermen 

New York ( of the City of New York To all to whom these 

Presents shall Come Send Greeting 

Whereas the Right Honourable Augustus Fitz Roy son to his 
Grace the most High Puissant and Noble Prince Charles Fitz Roy Duke 
of Grafton in the Kingdom of Great Brittain, Lord Chamberlain of his 
Majestys Household, One of his Majestys most Honourable Privy 
Council and Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter &c: hath 
been pleased to Honour this [288] City with his Presence which we 
Esteem as A Mark and Testimony of his Lordships Regard and Respect 
for his Excellency our Governour the Honourable Colonel William 
Cosby his Excellent Lady and family and as a Most signal favour done 
to this Corporation. And inasmuch as his Lordship is Pleased in A Most 
Condescending Manner to become A Freeman and Citizen of the same 
which we shall Ever Value as our Peculiar Hapiness and distinguish- 
ing Ornament in Gratefull Acknowledgment thereof. These are to 
Certifie and declare that the Said Right Honourable Lord Augustus 
Fitz Roy is hereby Admitted Received and allowed a Freeman and Citi- 
zen of the said City of New York. To Have, Hold, Enjoy and Partake 
of all and singular the Advantages, Benefitts Liberties Priviledges Fran- 
chises Freedoms and Immunities whatsoever Granted or belonging to 
the same City to him and his Heirs for ever. 

In Testimony whereof the said Mayor hath subscribed his Name 
and Caused the seal of the said Citv to be affixed the twentv third dav 
of October in the sixth Year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George 
the second by the Grace of God King of Great Brittain France and 
Ireland Defender of the faith 4'c: Annoq DoHT 1732 

RoB^ Lurting Mayor 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 163 

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

New Yorkl " City Hall of the said City on Munday the 

thirtieth day of October, Anno DoITI 1732. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



Harmanus X'angelder 
Anthony Riitgorb 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



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^ESqrs. Aldermen 



-/ 

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>- Assistants 



C)rdi:k'd there be A Bonfire this day at the Charge of this Corpora- 
tion, with tlie usual Quantity of good Wine, at the usual place on the 
Coir.ir.ot^ it 1 cing the Anniversary of his Majestys Birth day and that 
the Treasurer provide the Same 

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

Xew York^ City Hall of the said City on Munday the 

thirteenth dav of November Anno DoTH 

:vX Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Frederick Philipse 
Antliony Rutgers 
Joliannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
Jchn Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevster 



I ; 



ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



I'.: :i Ordaimt) bv the Mavor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of Xew York Convened in Common Council, and it is herc- 
bv Ordained bv the Authoritv of the same. That all the Laws Orders 

« « V 

and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made Ordained Estab- 
lished and Published the Eighteenth day of November last past and 
since Printed, and also one Other Law of this Corporation Entituled A 
Law for Estahlishixg [-189] and iietter Ordering the Night 
Watches in the City of New York which was made Ordained 
Established and Published the fourteenth day of December last past 



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and since Printed, be and are hereby Made, Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lished and Published, and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full 
force and Vertue for one year from and after the date hereof. And 
the same Printed Laws were the same day (after the Ringing of three 
Bells at the City Hall and Proclamation for silence) Published 
Accordingly 



City of ) gg 
New Yorkj 



Present 



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>-ESq" Aldermen 



J 
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>- Assistants 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
Eighth day of December Anno DoTFI 1732. 

Robert Lurting ESq*" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq'' Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Peyster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Johannes Wakiron 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
the several Persons hereafter Named the sum of two hundred and fifty 
Nine pounds twelve shillings and two pence farthing Currl Money of 
New York (that is to Say) to Each Respective Person the Respective 
sum hereafter mentioned which in the whole Amount unto two hundred 
and fifty Nine pounds twelve Shillings and two pence half penny Out 
of the Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General 
Assembly of this Province made in the fourth year of his present 
Majestys Reign Entituled an act to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and 
Commonality of the City of New York to Raise Money for the Term 
of three Years to purchase two fire Engines and for Other the Pur- 
poses therein Mentioned it being for Materialls, Smiths Work, Car- 
penters Work, Labour. Workmanship Disburstments and Expenccs in 
Making several New Prisons & Gaols in the City Hall of this City and 
New Shingling and Covering A Part of the Said City Hall for the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 165 

Publick use of this Corporation in full of their [290 J Respective acc^* 
which were Audited this day and now approved and allowed by this 
Court \'iz; 

To John Roome — — — — — — — — — 29-17-10 

To Elias Brevoort — — — — — — — — 14-14-00 

To William Roonie — — — — — — — — 05 -15 -06 

To Harnien Bensen — — — — — — — — ii— 08 — 00 

To James Davie — — — — — — — — — 06-03-00 

To Peter Bon — — — — — — — — — 08-05-00 

To George W^algrave — — — — — — — 05-01-06 

To Elizabeth Xewton — — — — — — — 06-08-05 

To Petrus Rutgers — — — — — — — — 34-07-09Ji 

To Abraham Alstyn — — — — — — — — 00-19-00 

To John Groesbeck — — — — — — — — 00-12-11 

To Samuell Pels — — — — — — — — — 00-15-09 

To Henrv Cuvler — — — — — — — — 18-10-02 

To John Turner & Carter — — — — — — — 06-00-01^ 

To Jane Blake — — — — — — — — — 04-02-04 

To Petrus Rutgers — — — — — — — — 13-02-06 

To Anthony Rutgers — — — — — — — 03-02-00 

To Martinus Cregier — — — — — — — 01 -01 -10 

To Johannes Van Zant — — — — — — — 03-01 -07J4 

To David Provoost — — — — — — — — 33-08-00 

To Rynier Burger — — — — — — — — 47-03-04 

To Garret Keteltas — — — — — — — — 04-07-06J4 

To Ebenezer Grant — — — — — — — — 01-04-00 

259- 12-02% 

Ordiir'i) the Mayor Issue his Warrant to tlie 
X'^ Treasurer to pay to John Wright Watchmaker or 

554 Order the sum of five ix)unds Current Money of New 
Warrant Issued York in full of half A Years sallary for winding up 

& keeping in Order the Publick Clock of this Cor- 
poration due and Ending the Eighth day of November last 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X" Treasurer to pay to M*^ John Roosevelt or Order the 

555 sum of One pound Nineteen shillings and seven 
Warrant Issued pence half penny in full of his Acct in October last 

for Paint Oyle and Painting the City Hall (and John 
Robins Ace' ) about the fire Engines which was Audited the 6't Instant 
& Allowed 



i66 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Order'd the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*^ Treasurer to pay to AF Gabriel Ludlow Clerk of the 

556 assembly or Order the sum of three pounds and 
Warrant Issued Nine shillings Current Money of New York in full 

of his acd for his fees on the passing two Acts of 
General Assembly one for Confirming unto the City of New York its 
Rights & Priviledges and the fferry Act as Appears by his Accl which 
was Audited the Sixth Instant & only three pounds & Nine shillings 
Allowed 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* Treasurer to pay to Edw^ard Brewen the Publick 

557 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Current Money of New York 

in full of one Quarter of A Years sallary due and 
Ending the 14*^ Instant 

[291] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of 

558 this City or Order the sum of twenty two pounds 
Warrant Issued five shillings Current Money of New York in full of 

half A Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth 
day of October last, Pen Ink and Paper for One year Ending the same 
time Drawing and Ingrossing two Acts of Assembly and Other services 
& Disburstments for the use of this Corporation as Appears by his 
Ace* w hich was Audited the 23^ day of October last and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
jsjo Treasurer to pay to George Clarke ESq'r Secretary 

559 of this Province or Order in One year after the date 
Warrant Issued hereof the sum of Ninety five pounds Eight shillings 

Current Money of New York in full of his Acc^ for 
Commissions of the Peace from the fourteenth day of October 17 10, 
for fees on the Passing of several Acts of Assembly for the Publick use 
of this Corporation as Appears by his Ace* which was Audited the 23** 
day of October last and allowed by this Court this day. 

CapT Robert Long Commander of his Majestys Ship Seaford hav- 
ing made Application to this Court for the Grant of some Land at 
Turtle Bay belonging to this Corporation between High Water and 
low Water Mark in Order to Wharfe the same for the better Careen- 
ing the King's ships &c : It is therefore Ordered that Alderman \'an- 
gelder, alderman Philipse, Alderman Stuyvesant, M' Chambers, M^ 
Rutgers and M^ Depcyster or any four of them be A Committee to 
View the Land Capt Long desires may be Granted unto him; and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 167 

Report to this Court if it may be adviseable for this Court to Grant the 
Same. 

The Conditions for Letting to ffarm the Ferry of this Corporation 
between this City and Nassau Island at Brookland with the fferry 
Houses, Penn, Barn and Appurtenances thereunto belonging at the 
Ferry at Brookland be lett to Farm for five years to Commence the 
twenty fifth day of March Next Commonly called Lady day by Publick 
Auction Outcry or Vendue for the Highest bidder on Thursday the 
fourth day of January next Ensueing at the House of M^ Obadiah Hunt 
Near the Custom House in Custom House Street in New York at three 
a Clock in the afternoon, and that Publick Advertisements thereof 
be forthwith Printed, and also the same Advertised in the New York 
Gazette, and that this Court or so manv Members thereof as make a 
Common Council be a Committee to lett the same to ffarm for the 
Term aforesaid on the Conditions aforesaid. 

Ordered that M'^ Mayor, Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangelder 
Alderman Rutgers, M^ Chambers, M^ Moore, and M't De Peyster or 
any five of them be a Committee to Consider of what Lands will be 
Need full to be disposed off for the Improvement of this City and 
paying the Debts thereof, and also to Consider what Water Lotts 
Ought to be disposed off on Annual Rents when, and upon what Terms 
and in what Manner and under what Conditions Rents Covenants and 
Reser\ations. and make their Report with all Convenient Speed. 

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

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

Second day of January Anno Doln 1732 3 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger "^ 

Ilarmanus \'angelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvcfant 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
ISaac De Pevster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 

Orderfd that /Mderman Cruger. Alderman Vangelder Aldermar 



>.E9qr9 Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



i68 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Philipse, Alderman Rutgers, Alderman Roosevelt, M^ Chambers, ^I*" 
Moore M^ De Peyster and M^ Rutgers or any five of them whereof 
Alderman Cruger to be One, be A Committee Effectually to put in 
Execution A Report and Order of this Court thereupon made the 
Eighth day of November 1729 for disposing of the Water Lotts & 
Other Lands belonging to this Corporation on the West side of the 
Broadway & make their Report with all Convenient Expedition. 

Ordered M^ Mavor and Anv four of the Members of this Court be 
a Committee to Employ a Person or Persons forthwith to put the fire 
Engines in good Order, and also to Agree with proper Persons to look 
after and take Care of the same, that they may be all ways in good 
Plight and Condition & fitt for present use 



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

New Yorkj " House of M^ Obadiah Hunt on Thursday 

the fourth dav of Januarv Anno DonT 

Pr ;sent Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevster 

m 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 



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j^ESq*^* Aldermen. 



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J 



Assistants 



Ordi-rhd that the Letting the Ferry to Farm be Adjourned to 
Saturday the twentieth day of this Instant January at three a Clock in 
the Afternoon at the House of M'" Obadiah Hunt. 

Never iHEi.Hss it is further Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alder- 
man \'angeldcr Alderman Philipse, Alderman Rutgers, M*" Chambers, 
M^ Rutgers M^ De Peyster and M^ Hardenbroeck or any five of them 
be A Committee to lett the same to Farm on the aforesaid [293] Con- 
ditions to Such Person or Persons as they shall think Requisite, for an 
Annual Rent not less than two hundred and fifty |X)unds ^ Annum, 
and that all the Members of this Court may be present if they tliink 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 169 

Convenient and that the Said Committee do meet at the House of M' 
Hunt aforesaid on every Wednesday and Fryday untill the twentieth 
Instant unless the same Ferry is lett to Farm sooner and that Publick 
Advertisements thereof be forthwith Printed. 



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

New Yorkt ' City Hall of the said City on Fryday the 

twelfth day of January Anno Domini 

1732/3 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers ^ 

John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



>. ESq" Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the Citv of New York 

The Humble Petition of the subscribers being Merch^ 
Inhabiting and Residing in the said City 

Sheweth 

That many great Frauds and abuses for divers Years past have 
been and Still daily are Practised and Committed in this City in Vend- 
ing selling and Buying for Exportation Flour not Merchantable where- 
by the Credit of the Trade of this City in one of its most Considerable 
Branches is Very much Lessened, and as your Petitioners have great 
Reason to apprehend will in a short time be wholy Ruin'd unless some 
Speedy Method be fallen upon to prevent such Frauds and Abuses 

Wherefore Your Petitioners humbly 
pray that the same may be taken into Your 
Consideration and that some good whol- 
some and EflFectual Law of this Corporation 



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may be made to prevent the Selling Vend- 
ing or Buying for Transportation any flour 
not Merchantable within this City all which 
is Nevertheless humbly Submitted by 
Your Most Obedient servants 



Paul Richard 
Mordy Gomez 
David Gomez 
Anth : Duane 
Augustus Jay 
Abraham Vanhorne Jun^ 
J Henderson. 



M Clarkson 
Henry Cuyler 
Jir> Walter 
Peter schuyler 
Enoch Stephenson 
Stephen Bayard 
Gul? Verplanck 
A. D. Pevster 
William Smith 
Sam" Bavard 



Philt French 
Ro^ Watts 
Henry Lane 
RoW Livingston 
Tho Day 
D Clarkson 
JfP M^Evers 
Abrah: Keteltas 
Jos : Reade 



Jos : Robinson 

[294] The above Petition was read, and thereupon it is Ordered, that 
Alderman Cruger Alderman Philipse and M*" Chambers be A Com- 
mittee to wait upon M'' Recorder and such Other Gentlemen of the Law 
of this Corporation as to them shall seem proper for their Opinion and 
Advice what will be Expedient for this Court to do thereon, and if this 
Corporation are sufficiently Authorized by Law to make & Publish an 
Ordinance or Law Effectually to Answer the good Purposes & Prayer 
of the Petitioners 

Att a Common Council held at the 
House of M*^ Obadiah Hunt on Fryday the 
Nineteenth day of January Anno Doin 

1732/3 
Present John Cruger ESq*^ Deputy Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Harmanus \"angelder 



Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac Dc Pcystcr 
Johannes Waldron 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



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ESqrs Aldermen 



>> Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 171 

The Committee for letting to Farm the Ferry of this City do Re- 
port that they have not been able to lett the same to Farm for A greater 
Annual Rent than two hundred and forty three pounds, and therefore 
pray the further direction of this Court in that affair they being Limited 
not to demise the same for a less Annual Rent than two hundred and 
fifty pounds. This Court taking the said Report into Consideration 
and Theophilus Elsworth the present Tenant of the Said Ferry (Offer- 
ing to this Court the sum of two hundred and forty five pounds Annual 
Rent for the said Ferry and Appurtenances upon the Conditions afore- 
said, it is therefore Resolved and hereby Ordered that the Said Ferry 
and Appurtenances be and are hereby lett to Farm unto the aforesaid 
Theophilus Elsworth for the Term of five Years, to Commence the 
twenty fifth day of March Next on the aforesaid Conditions for the 
yearly Rent of two hundred and forty five pounds lawfull Money of 
the Colony of New York he being the highest bidder. The Said 
Theophilus Elsworth having Covenanted under his hand and seal to 
Execute his Counterpart of the Lease thereof According to the Said 
Conditions bv an Endorssment at the foot of the same Conditions 

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

New York V City Hall of the said City on Fry day the 

Ninth of February Anno Dom 1732 [-3]. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangeldcr 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroock 
[295) John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroock ^ 

(")rdered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<> Treasurer to pay to M*^ Robert Crannell or Order 

560 supervisor of the Watch an<l Marshall of this City 

Warrant Issued the sum of seven pounds ten shillings Current Money 

of New York in full of one Quarter of A Years 



>.ESqrs Aldermen 






^ Assistants 



1 73 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Sallary for each Office due and Ending the fourteenth day of January 
last. 

A Letter from Capl Robert Long Commander of his Majestys Ship 
Seaford being read praying a Grant from this Corporation for some 
Land at Turtle Bay from High Water to Low Water Mark for Erect- 
ing thereon A Wharfe for the Conveniency of Careening his Majestys 
ships' of Warr. It is therefore Ordered that the Committee lately Ap- 
pointed to Mew the Land prayed for, do desire Cap*, Long to Cause a 
Draught of Turtle Bay to be made, and a Prick'd Line thereon Signi- 
fying the Land he desires to be Granted to him, that this Court may be 
the better able to Consider thereof. 



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

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

twelfth day of March Anno DoTFI 1732/3. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'' Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus \'angelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 



>- ESqrs Aldermen 



^ 



>► Assistants 



The Draught of tlie Lease of the Ferry of this Corporation with 
its Appurtenances between this City and Brookland on Nassau Island 
lately demised by this Court to M^ Theophilus Elsworth the Present 
Tenant tliereof for the Term of five Years to Commence the twenty 
fifth day of this Instant Month of March at the Yearly Rent of two 
hundred and fort>' five pounds of lawfull Money of this Province of 
New York to be paid Quarterly by the Said Theophilus Elsworth or 
his Assigns was Read and Approved by this Court, and by the said 
Theophilus Elsworth who was present at the Reading thereof, who pro- 
posed to this Court David Provoost, (Son of David) and James Darcey 
of the Said City Merchants for his securities for Performance of Cove- 
nants. It is therefore Ordered that the same Lease be Engrossed and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



■73 



,that W"" Mayor Execute the Part of tliis Corporation unJcr the Pub- 
lick seal thereof and take Care that the said Theophiliis Eisworih do 
According to Law Execute his Counter part thereof at the same lime 
(the Said Theophilus Elsworth with the aforesaid Daviit Frovoost and 
James Darcey, who are Approved off and Accepted as sufficient securi- 
ties by this Court) Entring into Bond to this Corporation in llie juni of 
One thousand Pounds Current Money of this Province for the Per- 
formance of Covenants in the before mentioned Lease |ay6) of the 
Ferry, by the aforesaid Theophilns Elsworth his Executors Adminis- 
trators and Assigns to be done fulliille<i and performed. 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangelder, Alderman 
Rutgers M' De Peyster, M' Rutgers and M' Roos with such Other 
Members of this Court as Shall be Present, or any four of them where- 
of Alderman Cruger to be One, be a Committee to go to ihc Ferry 
Houses of this Corporation on Nassau Island, and View and Inspect 
what sufficient Repairs Glazing & Amendments are wanting to the 
said Perry Houses, Barn, Well. Pen or Pound and Landing Bridge at 
the Ferry in the Township of Brookland on Nassau Island, and make 
an Inventory thereof, and that they do direct M' Theophilus Elsworth 
the Present Tenant in Possession thereof that he do forthwith lake 
Effectual Care that the same be without delay at his own Charge and 
Expence well and sufficiently Repaired, Glazed Cleansed and Amended, 
According to the Tenor of his Lease, and to Acquaint him that in 
failure thereof his Bond for Performance of Covenants will be put in 
suit at the Expiration of his now Lease, and it is hereby fnrther 
Ordered that the same Committee in the Name and for the use of this 
Corporation do Receive the Possession of the Said Ferry, Ferry Houses 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging upon Nassau Island from the 
said Mt Theophilus Elsworth the Present Tenant thereof on the 
day of this Instant March (his Lease thereof Expiring 
on Sunday the twenty fifth Instant) and then in the Name of this Cor- 
poration to deliver the Possession of the same unto the said Theophilus 
Elsworth the New Lessee, and to Inspect and Examine what Additional 
Needfull and Nessessary Repairs and Amendments Ought to be made 
done & Performed thereunto by this Corporation and make Report 
\ thereof with all Convenient Expedition. 

The Petition of sundry Inhabitants of the Dock Street for two 

hundred foot of Ground to be gained out of the East River fronting to 

their Respective Purchases &c; to be Granted to them Respectively at 

I the Rate of Eighteen pence ^ foot Ac: was read. Ordf.r'd the Said 



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Petition be Referred to the Committee to Consider of what Water Lotts 
Ought to be disposed off on Annual Rents &c : made the Eighth day of 
December last, and that the said Committee make their Report thereon 
to the Next Common Council, and to whom & on what Annual Rents 
and Covenants the same Ought to be Granted. 

Resolved that this Corporation will Lease a Piece of Land lying at 
the lower End of the Broadway fronting to the Fort, to some of the 
Inhabitants of the Said Broadway in Order to be Inclosed to make A 
Bowling Green thereof with Walks therein, for the Beauty & Orna- 
ment of the Said Street as well as for the Recreation & delight of the 
Inhabitants of this City, leaving the Street on each side thereof fifty 
foot in breadth imder such Covenants Conditions & Restrictions as to 
this Court shall seem Expedient. 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Philipse, Alderman 
Rutgers, M^ Moore & M^ De Peyster or any three of them, be a Com- 
mittee to discourse Capt Long, on what Terms he desires the Grant of 
this Corporation for One hundred and fifty foot of Ground from High 
Water Mark to low Water Mark at Turtle Bay and make their Report 
with all Expedition. 



[297] City of 
New York 

Present 



SS 



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>"ESq" Aldermen. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
Sixth day of April Anno DoIiT 1733 

Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

Joim Cruger 

Hannanus V^angelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Johannes Waldron 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto M^ Alexander Malcolm the 
Publick Schoolmaster of this City or Order the suin 
of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony Out of the Moneys in his 



y 
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>► Assistants 



Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 175 

hands Raised by \'ertue of an Act of General assembly of this Colony 
made in the sixth year of his Present Majestys Reign Entituled an act 
to Encourage a Publick school in the City of New York for teaching 
Latin Greek and Mathematicks, it being in full of one Quarters of A 
Years Reward or sallary due to the said Alexander Malcolm and 
Ending the first day of March last. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 

561 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two pounds 
Warrant Issued ten shillings Currt Money of New York in full of 

one Quarter of a Years Sallary due and Ending the 
fourteenth day of March last past 

Ordered the Treasurer discharge the Interest due to Mr. John 
Chambers on his Bond from this Corporation to the twenty fifth day of 
March last past. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M't Anthony Lamb or Order the 

562 sum of three pounds CurH Money of New York in 
Warrant Issued full of One Quarter of A Years Sallary as Overseer 

of the Fire Engine due & Ending the first Instant 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
X® Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Qerk 

563 of this City or Order the sum of fourteen pounds 
Warrant Issued Current Monev of New York in full of half A 

Years Sallar}* due and Ending the fourteenth Instant 
and for drawing & Engrossing the Conditions and Lease of the Ferry 
and Bond for Performance of Covenants as Appears by his Ace? which 
is Audited by this Court & Allowed 

[2(>8] M« Mayor Reported to this Court that Pursuant to an Order of 
Common Council of the twelfth dav of March last he had Executed 
the Lease of the Ferry of this Corporation with i'ts Appurtenances 
under the Common seal to M*^ Theophilus Elsworth the Lessee thereof 
for the Tenn of five Years to Commence the twenty fifth day of March 
last past at the Annual Rent of two hundred and forty five poimds to be 
paid Quarterly and that the Said Theophilus Elsworth at the same 
time Executed the Counter part thereof with a Bond for Performance 
of Covenants wherein the said Theophilus Elsworth David Provoost 
(Son of David) and James Darcey of the Said City Merchants are 
Jointly and severally bound to this Corporation in the sum of One 



176 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

thousand Pounds of Lawfull Money of the Province of New York 
with Condition that the Said Theophilus Elsworth shall and do Per- 
form all the Covenants &c : mentioned in the said Lease and thereupon 
Immediately delivered the said Counter part of the Lease and Original 
Bond so Executed unto Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ Treasurer of this 
City for the use of this Corporation, which Report is Approved by tliis 
Court. 

The CoHittee Appointed to go to the Ferry &c : have made their 
Report in the Words following (Viz') Pursuant to an Order of 
CoWon Council bearing date the twelfth day of March Instant 
Ordering and Appointing us to be a Committee to View the Ferry 
Houses &c: of this Corporation on Nassau Island and Inspect what 
Nessessary Repairs are wanting. We have accordingly Viewed the 
same and are of Opinion that the Repairs of the Ferry Houses &c : are 
to be made by the New Tenant Theophilus Elsworth (Viz*) The Fence 
of the Garden near the Well and all the Glass Windows that does not 
want New Leading. 

And to be Repaired by this Corporation (Vizt) The Old House the 
Chimney Back and Oven. 

In the Dwelling House A New ffloor, in the fore Room 

The Roof on the North side to be Repaired 

The Roof of the Barn and foundation to be Repaired 

The Bridge to be Amended 

We have also Received Possession of the Said fferrv, Fcrrv Houses 
& Appurtenances of Theophilus Elsworth the late Tenant in the Name 
and for the use of this Corporation, and have also delivered Possession 
thereof again in the Name of this Corporation unto Theopliihis 
Elsworth the New Lessee thereof which is Submitted bv 

New York the 4*^ April 17-13 ;, " " ,. , , 

' "^ Harmanus \ angelder 

Gerrit Roos 

Petrus Rutgers 

Isaac De Peyster 

which Report was Read and Approved and Ordkrkd that Alderman 
Vangelder and Mf Roos be A Committee to See the Said Repairs be 
Speedily made & performed Accordingly 

The CoWittee appointed for disposing of the Water Lotts on Hud- 
sons River &c: have made their Report in the Words following (Xiz*) 
Wee the Committee of this Board Appointed by an Order of Common 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 177 

Council [299] of the second day of January last Effectually to put in 
Execution A Report and Order of this Court made the Eighth day of 
November 1729 for disposing of the Water Lotts and Other Lands 
belonging to this Corporation on the West side of the Broadways 
Haveing l>een Applyed to by Francis Harison ESq*^ for the Water Lott 
fronting the Lott of Ground in the Possession of Nicholas Anthony 
and Hester his wife late Hester Elsworth the Present Owners of the 
Said Lott of Ground ; and having been Informed by Alderman Van- 
gelder that the Said Owners of the said Lott do decline purchasing or 
making any Application to this Board for the Water Lott fronting the 
Said Lott, and that they are Willing the same may be Granted to any 
Person this Corporation shall think fitt. Wee do therefore Report and 
are of Opinion this Board may Grant the same to the said Francis 
Harison ESq' in ffee under the like Yearly Quit Rent Covenants and 
Restrictions as was Agreed to Grant M*^ Chambers the Water Lott 
fronting his Land, on the said West side of the Broadway, all which is 
Nevertheless submitted this $^}} day of April 1733 by 

Anthony Rutgers John Cruger 

John Chambers Harmanus Vangeldcr 

ISaac De Peyster Frederick Philipse 

which Report being read and Approved and this Court at the same 
time being Informed by M^" Recorder and Alderman Vangelder that 
the Said Nicholas Anthony and Hester his wife decline purchasing of 
this Corporation the Land in the Rear of their Lott. It is therefore 
Ordered that the Said Land between the Rear of their Lott and the 
Street to be made at high water Mark and also from the Said Street 
two hundred & fifty foot into Hudsons River be Granted unto Francis 
Harison ESq*^ Recorder of this City on the Terms aforesaid and that 
Alderman Cruger Alderman Vangelder and M^^ Chambers be a Com- 
mittee to see the same Surveyed & laid out, the Quantity and Boundaries 
thereof Ascertained, and that M^ Mayor Execute A Grant under the 
seal of this Corporation for the same to the Said Francis Harison 
Accordingly 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen 

and to the Assistants of the City of New York Convened ii^ 

Common Council 
« The Petition of Anthony Rutgers FS<Y 

That the Petitioner having lately Obtained his Majestys Grant and 
Letters Patent for the Swamp near fresh Water within this City ha^' 
already at great Charge and Expence Caused the Brush on a great pi 

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178 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

thereof to be Cut down, and Intends by the Blessing of God to Clear 
the whole and drain the same, which when perfected, it is believed will 
greatly Contribute to the health of this City and all the Inhabitants 
thereof dwelling Contiguous thereunto, and Forasmuch as the Peti- 
tioner Cannot Effectually drain the same without laying his drain into 
Hudsons River as far as Low Water Mark. 

The Petitioner therefore Humbly prays this Corporation 
will favourably be pleased to Grant unto the Petitioner 
Leave & Licence to place such Drain from the Petitioners 
Land into Hudsons River aforesaid as far as Low Water 
Mark, with Liberty to Fence and Guard the Said Drain 
agt the Violence of the Ice & Storms so as to Render the 
same usefuU for the Purpose aforesaid. And the Petitioner 
as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c : 

Antho: Rutgers 

[300] which Petition being read and Considered. Order'd the Prayer 
thereof be Granted. Provided the same be no Stop or Detriment, or 
do not Incommode the Highway or Passage there, and that the 
Petitioner do not Exceed twenty foot in breadth in performing the 
same. 

Resolved that None of the Lands of this Corporation between High 
Water Mark and Low Water Mark in Kips Bay and Turtle Bay be 
Granted by this Corporation to any Person or Persons whomsoever: 
but that the same be Reserved for the Publick use and Benefitt of this 
Corporation, and all the Inhabitants thereof; for the Harbouring of 
Vessells in the Winter time trading to this City 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen & 
Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Common 
Council 

The Petition of divers of the Freeholders and 
Inhabitants of the West Ward of the Said City. 
Sheweth 

That Great Numbers of Farmers and Other Persons from the Jer- 
sey side and up the North River do frequently Land (with their Grain 
and Other Provisions for the Market) at Thurmans Slip which is a Very 
Convenient Landing, but for want of a Publick Market House there 
they are Very often put to Considerable Expences and great Incon- 
veniencys for Storing and Carrying their Goods for Sale, which Very 
much tends to the discouragement of Trade in General, as well as the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 179 

particular damage and hurt of the Inhabitants of the Said Ward to 
prevent which for the future 

The Petitioners Humbly pray the Leave 
and Lycence of this Board to Erect and 
Build by Voluntary Contributions A Publick 
Market House in some Convenient place in 
the said Slip under Such Regulations & Re- 
strictions as to this Board Shall Seem Meet 
and Reasonable 
And the Petitioners Shall ever pray &c: 
Which Petition being Read and taken into Consideration Ordered the 
Prayer thereof be Granted; And that Alderman Vangelder and M' 
Chambers be a Committee to direct the same to be made and Erected in 
such Convenient place thereabouts as they shall Judge most Requisite 
for the Publick good. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Philipse 
and M^" De Peyster or any three of them be a Committee to lay out the 
Ground at the lower End of the Broadway near the Fort for A 
Bowling Green, that they Ascertain the Demensions thereof with the 
breadth of the Streets on all sides. That the same be Leased to M'^ 
John Chambers M*^ Peter Bayard and M*" Peter Jay for the Term of 
Eleven years for the use aforesaid and not Otherwise, under the 
Annual Rent of A pepper Corn and make their Report with all Con- 
venient Speed. 

[301 J City of ^ ^.^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

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

twenty fifth day of May Anno Domini 1733. 

i*resent Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 
Johannes Waldron 



>. ESq*^ Aldermen 



J 



>» Assistants 



J 



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Pursuant to an Act of General Assembly of this Colony made in 
the fourth Year of his Present Majestys Reign Entituled an act to 
Enable the Mayor Aldermen and CcMnmonality of the City of New 
York to Raise Money for the Term of three years to purchase fire 
Engines and for Other the purposes therein mentioned, It is hereby 
Ordered that the sum of three hundred pounds be Raised Assessed 
Levyed and Collected upon the Estates Real and Personal of all and 
Every The Freemen, Freeholders Inhabitants, Residents and sojourn- 
ers within the said City for the Uses and Purposes in the Said Act 
Mentioned together with Nine pence in the pound for the Collectors and 
six pence in the pound for the City Treasurer which in the whole 
Amounteth unto three hundred and Eighteen pounds fifteen shillings. 
AND that the same be paid into the hands of the Treasurer of this City 
on or before the fifteeiith day of August Next Ensueing the date here- 
of for the uses and purposes in the said Act mentioned, and that the 
Treasurer of this City do keep A Distinct Accl of those Moneys and 
pay the same as by the said Act is Required, and that the Mayor forth- 
with Issue his Warrants to the Assessors and Collectors of this Citv to 
Assess Collect and pay the same Accordingly. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall, 

564 and Supervisor of the Watch of this City or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of Nine pounds four shillings and Six 

pence Current Money of New York in full of his 
Acct for one Quarter of A Years Sallary as Marshall and One Quar- 
ter of A Years Sallary as Supervisor of the Watch due and Ending the 
fourteenth day of April last past ; for fire and Candle for one year, A 
Journey to Harlem and Sweeping the Chimney of the Common Coun- 
cil Chamber as Appears by his Acct which is Audited in Common 
Council and Allowed. 

The Petition of Phillip Cortlandt ESq^ and Frederick V : Cort- 
landt Executors &c : of M*^* Catharine Philipse deceased. Mess*^? Abra- 
ham \'an Wyck & Jacobus Goelet Executors &c: of Andrew Teller 
deceased. Abraham Mesier & Others was read in the Words Following 
(Viz») 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen 
and to the Assistants of the Citv of New York Convened 
in Common Council 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK i8i 

The Petition of Phillip \' : Cortlandt ESq^ 
and M*^ Frederick \' : Cortlandt Executors 
of the last Will [302] IVill and Testament of 
M*^? Catharine Philipse deceased Mess" Abra- 
ham \'an Wyck and Jacobus Goelet Executors 
of the last Will and Testament of M*" Andrew- 
Teller deceased and M^ Abraham Mesier and 
Others. 



Sheweth 



That the Petitioners as well in their own Right or in the Right 
of some of them, and bv the Powers and Authorities in them lawfully 
Vested, are Possessed of Certain Parcclls of Land Situate and being 
on the West Side of the P>roadway within this City and Running from 
thence to Hudsons River; and that for the better Improvement thereof 
and the Increase of Buildings and Inhabitants within the said City; 
The Petitioners and Others Concenied in the said Lands bv ^lutual 
Consent and Agreement have laid and Staked out A Certain Xew Street 
through the Said Lands from the Broadway Aforesaid to Hudsons 
River of forty foot in breadth and Called the Xame thereof Cortlandt 
Street which Street begins upon tiie r»roadway aforesaid about the 
distance of One hundred and ten foot from the North East Corner of 
A Strip or Slip of Ground belonging to Abraham Mesier and Others 
and almost Opposite to Maiden Lane and from thence Runs through 
the Lands of the Aforesaid Catharine Philipse and Andrew Teller 
deceased near the Middle thereof and so on A direct Line through 
the middle of the Land of the said Abraham Mesier and the Children 
of Gysbert Vaninburgh Down to Hudsons River, and the Petitioners 
Speedily Intending to lay out the Lands on l>oth sides of the Said 
Street into Lotts for Buildings 

Therefore herebv declare and make known 
that the said New Street so laid out of fortv foot 
English Measure in breadth through the Lands 
aforesaid and Called Cortlandt Street shall for 
Ever hereafter Remain Continue and be A Pub- 
lick Street and Highway in like manner as the 
Other Publick Streets of this City now are or 
lawfully Ought to be, and therefore Pray 
their Declaration and Petition may be R« 



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Abraham Mesier 

Peter Mesier 

W Wessells 

G Van In Burgh Jun^ 



in the Record of the Common Council of this 
Corporation 

And the Petitioners Shall pray &c : 

Ab: Vanwyck Phillip Cortlandt 

Fred : V : Cortlandt Jacob Goelet 
G Vaninburgh Maria Teller 



Whereupon it is Ordered by this Court that the Prayer of the 
same Petition be Granted, and that the same be Entred on Record in 
the Minutes of this Court. 



City of ) gg 
New York V 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on fryday the 
Eighth day of June Anno DoW 1733 

Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 



>. ESq" Aldermen 



J 

•N 



>- Assistants 



J 



[303] Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant 
Warrant Issued to the Treasurer to pay to M' Alexander Malcolm 

the Publick Schoolmaster of this City or Order the 
sum of ten pounds Curr*. Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in 
his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this 
Colony made in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys Reign En- 
tituled AN ACT to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New 



OF THE CITY OF HEW YORK i8j 

York for Teaching Latin, Greek and Mathematicks, it being in full 
of one Quarter of A Years Reward or sallary due to the said Alexander 
Malcohii and Ending the first day of this Instant June. 

Ordered, M* James Livingston and Mf Francis Marschalck l)C ap- 
pointed surveyors of this Citj'. that M' Mayor Grant unto Ihcm War- 
rants for the said Office under the Seal of this Corporation, and that 
M' Mayor Administer unto them an dalh for the due Execution of 
their Office, according to the trust Reposed in them. 

The Report of the Committee {or Laying out the Lott of Francis 
Marison ESq' in the Rear of the Lott of Nicholas Anthony & Hester 
his wife was read in the words following (Viz'.) 

We the Committee Appointed by an Order of Conunon Cotmcil of 
the Sixth Instant to see the Lott of Land in the Rear of the Lott of 
N'icholas Antliony and Hester his wife and the Street to be made at 
High Water mark, and also from the said Street two hundred and fifty 
loot into Hudsons River surveyed and laid out for Francis Harison 
ESq' do Report, that Pursuant to the said Order we went this day to 
the Said Lott and took to our Assistance M^ Cornelius Lodge the sur- 
veyor of this City, whom we Caused in our presence and in the pres- 
ence of the said Xicholas Anthony and Evert Van Hooke to measure 
the Lott in the Possession of tlie said Xicholas Anthony and Hester 
his wife pursuant to a Patent under the Great Seal of this Province 
bearing date the Eleventh day of January 1693/4 to one Jannetie Tcys 
Buyse, which Patent was produced and shewn unto us by the said 
Nicholas Anthony as the Original Grant under which he and his Said 
wife Claimed t?ieir Said House and Grovmd which is Butted au'l 
Bounded as followeth {Wz'.) a Certain Brick House and Lotl of 
Ground Scituate lying and heing in the City of New York in Ihe Sin ot 
Called the Broadway between the Houses of Peter King and llvrt 
Van Hook as it is now in fence Containing in breadth towards the 
Street on Ihe East Side thirty one foot and Nine Inches and on the 
West side thirty six foot, and in length on both sides from the front 
to the Rear fence One hundred and Ninety seven foot all English 
measure a.s by the said Patent does more fully Appear, ano we tx> 
I FimTHER Report, that by the Said survey it Appeared unto us that the 
taid Anthony and his wife now have their full quantity of Ground and 
I sontethtng more as to the length thereof in their possession and in- 
[ closed According lo the Said Patent, so that the Land to be granted 
I to M' Harison (wiwecn High water Mark and the Rear of Ihe IP 



1 84 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Lott is to begin at the Northwest Corner of the Said Nicholas An- 
thonys Fence in the Rear of his said Lx)tt Adjoyning to the south Side 
of the Lott now in the Possession of Lawrence Garner and from 
thence it is to run Westerly along the Lott of Said Garner to the 
Street to be made at High Water Mark aforesaid and then it is to run 
along the East Side of the Said Street thirty Six foot, and from thence 
it is to Run Easterly up to the Southeast Comer of the said Anthonys 
fence at the Rear of his Lott Adjoyning to Evert Van Hook and then 
it is to Run Northerly along the fence and Rear of the said Anthonys 
Lott thirty six foot to the first Station or place of beginning Afore- 
said, and the Water Lott to be granted to M^ Harison fronting his 
Said Lott at High Water Mark is to [304I begin at the West Side of 
the Street Aforesaid at High Water Mark Opposite to the Station on 
the East side thereof and from thence he is to Run West two hundred 
& fifty foot into the North River and then he is to Run South thirty 
six foot, and from thence he is to run two hundred and fifty West to 
the West side of the said Street and then North along the Said Street 
thirty Six to the place of beginning all which is Nevertheless Submitted 
to the further Consideration of. this Ninth day of April Anno DoIiT 

^'^'^ John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Jn? Chambers 

Which Report is Approved and Ordered the same Land be Granted 
to the Said Francis Harison ESq*^ his Heirs and Assigns for ever on 
the Covenants and Conditions mentioned in the Said and A former 
Report, and that M' Mayor Execute a Grant for the same under the 
Seal of this Corporation 

Ordered that the Reverend M^ Charlton have Liberty to make A 
Key to the Library of this City for his own use, and none Others, he 
promising to make a Catalogue of the Said Library, and properly to 
place the Books therein, thereby to Render the same more Easy to be 
found and more uscfull, he also promising not to suffer any Books 
whatsoever to be taken from thence without the direction and Licence 
of this Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Edward B re wen the Publick 

565 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Current Money of New York 

in full of one Quarter of A Years Sallary due and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



'«5 



Ending the fourteenth Instant and also twenty shillings like Money 
for whipping Sundry Felons Convict 

Ordered that the Marshall of this City summons Martin Van 
Everin Blacksmith dwelling in the Bowry Division of the Out Ward, 
Personally to Appear before this Court at the next Common Council 
to Shew Cause why he has not Complyed with the Covenants of his 
Lease, and why he hath Committed several Trespasses upon the Lands 
belonging to this Corporation. 



City of ) ^ 
New York J ^^ 



Att a Common Council held at th« 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
twenty fourth day of July Anno DO!!! 1733. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus V^angelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pcvster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 
Johannes Waldron 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



-/ 
^ 



>» Assistants 



Whereas M^ Thomas De Kay (who holds and is in Possession of 
A Certain Tract of Land in the Out Ward of this City, which, the 
31*^ day of July 1701 was Granted by this Corporation to his father 
Jacob De Kay and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever with Covenants 
of Warranty &c:) hath made Application to this Court that he hath 
lately been served with A Lease of Ejectment for part of the Said Land 
in the Name of one [305] Caspar Kimber.on the several Demises of 
Cornelius Cortrecht, A Margaret Cortrecht also on the Demise ^* 
Adolph Benson and Eva his wife, Mitie Cortrecht, Susannah ( 
recht, Arent Cortrecht, and Lawrence Cortrecht Infants Ac: and 



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this Corporation will give such Instructions to his Counsel to defend 
the Said suits as to them shall Appear Adviseable &c: It is therefore 
hereby Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Stuyvesant, Alder- 
man Rutgers, Alderman Roosevelt, M^ Chambers M*" De Peyster and 
M' Rocs or any four of them be A Committee to Enquire what Right 
or Title the Plaintiff in Ejectment or any Other Person or Persons 
have or Claim to the Lands in Question, and the Quantity thereof, that 
they Call to their Assistance the Surveyors of this City or one of them, 
and make A true State of the Matter as it Shall Appear to them. 
That the said Committee do also Enquire what Encroachments are 
made upon the Lands of this Corporation to the Westward of Harlem 
Line, and by whom, and make their Report with all Convenient Speed. 

The Petition of M^ Jacobus Roosevelt was again read & Ordered 
that Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Hardenbroeck M*" Roos, M^ Rut- 
gers and Mr Hardenbroeck or any three of them be A Committee to 
Enquire into the Allegations of the Petitioner, and for what sum of 
Money, Ground, for A Street may be purchased to the Lotts therein 
mentioned, and what Persons will Contribute towards the purchase 
of such Street and in what sums, and make Report thereof with all 
Convenient Expedition. 



City of ) gg 
New York \ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Fryday the 
27*1" day of July Anno DoITT 1733 



Present Robert Lurting ESq*^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
ISaac De Pevster 

• 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Johannes Waldron 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 187 

Upon Examination it Appears to this Corporation that there is due 
from Martin Van Everin for Rent of his Farm in the Out Ward of this 
City the Sum of ten pounds to the 25*1* day of March last, and the Cor- 
poration have Agreed with the said Martin Van Everin by Lease 
Parol to Hold the said Farm from the 25^^ day of March last to the 
25*t day of March Next Ensueing at the Rent of three pounds which 
Arrearages of Rent, and the Rent Ensueing the said Martin Van 
Everin hath Agreed to pay to the Treasurer of this Corporation for 
the use thereof the Arrearages without delay, and the Remainder of 
the said Rent as the same becomes due. 

And it is further Agreed between this Corporation and the Said 
Martin Van Everin that the said Corporation will further Lease to 
the Said Martin Van Everin the aforesaid Fann for the Term of Seven 
Years to Commence the twenty fifth day of March Next Ensueing at 
the Annual Rent of four pounds ^ Annum in manner and form and 
under such Covenants as in his former Lease is mentioned & Expressed. 

[306] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M' Qiarles Le Roux Goldsmith 

566 or Order the sum of fourteen pounds Eight shil- 
Warrant Issued lings Curr\ Money of New York in full of his AccI 

for A Gold Box Containing the Seal of the Freedom 
of the Right HoUble the Lord Augustus Fitz Roy as Appears by his 
Ace* which is Audited & allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Christina De Wilde or Order 

567 the sum of four pounds seventeen shillings and 
Warrant Issued seven pence Currl Money of New York in full of 

her Acct. for Expences at her House by this Cor- 
poration about the Ferry Act &c: as Appears by her Acct which is 
Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
the several Persons hereafter Named or to the Order Respectively, the 
Respective sums hereafter mentioned which in the whole Amount 
unto the sum of seventy four pounds fourteen shillings and three 
pence Curr* Money of New York (Viz*) 

To John Roome as ^ his Ace* — — — — — £21-17-02 

David Schuyler — • — — — — — — — — 02-16-04 

Henry Cuyler — — — — — — — — — oo-17-c 

Garret Roos — — — — — — — — — — 02-05- 

Petcr Bon — — — — — — — — — — 06-12- 



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Peter Rutgers — — — — — — — — — 02-10-03 

Michael Tfiody — — — — — — — — — 00-15-03 

Abraham Fincher — — — — — — — — — 03-02-00 

James Davy — — — — — — — — — — 04-16-00 

Rynier Burger — — — — — — — — — 02-14-05 

Cornelius Vanhorne — — — — — — — — 03-00-00 

Abraham Aalstyn — — — — — — — — — 16-13-04 

Comeltus De Peyster ESq'' — — — — — — — 06-15-00 

74-14-03 



it being for Sundry Materialls and Workmanship 
N° Purchased and performed in Mending and Repair- 

568 ing the Ferry Houses Barn and Ferry Bridge on 
Warrant Issued Nassau Island since the twenty fifth day of March 

last past as Appears as well by their Respective 
Ace*' as by A General Acct thereof which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell Marshall, 

569 and supervisor of the Watch of this City or Order 
Warrant Issued the sum of Eight pounds One shilling and six pence 

Curr^ Money of New York in full of his Acct for 
one Quarter of A Years Sallary as Marshall and Supervisor due & 
Ending the fourteenth Instant & some Journeys to Harlem, Mending 
the Door in the Watch House and Mending the Door for the Cage 
as appears by his Acct which is allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ John Wright Watchmaker 

570 or Order the sum of five pounds Currt Money of 
Warrant Issued New York in full of half A Years Sallary for wind- 
ing up and keeping in Order the Publick Clock of 

this City due and Ending the Eighth day of May last. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Lamb or Order the 

571 sum of four pounds four shillings and Nine pence 
Warrant Issued Current Money of New York in full of A Quarter 

of A Years sallary as Overseer of the fire Engine 
due and Ending the first Instant and for several Materialls for fitting. 
Cleaning & Repairing the Said fire Engines, as appears by his Ace*, 
which is allowed. 

The Petition of M' Hawscvelt Van Kucrcn for A Grant of A 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 189 

Small Bitt or Gore of Ground in Montgomerie Ward was read and 
the Consideration thereof Referred to Alderman Roosevelt, Alderman 
Hardenbroeck M' Rutgers and M' Hardenbroeck or any three of them. 

[307 J City of ) ^^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

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

24*!? day of August Anno DoiTI 1733. 

Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Peyster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Johannes Waldron 

The Report of the Committee Appointed upon the Petitions of Rip 
Van Dam ESq*" Mess*^ Stephen Bayard & Nicholas Bayard Executors 
of Rip Van Dam Jun*^ deceased and Judith Van Dam Widow made the 
27^ day of July 1732 was read in the words following (Viz^) 

We the Committee Appointed by an Order of Common Council of 
the 27*^ of July last past to Examine into the Petitions and Pretentions 
of John Cruger ESq'^ Rip Van Dam ESq*^ Mess" Stephen and Nicholas 
Bayard and M" Judith Van Dam Relating to the Water Lott on the 
West side of Countesses Key Slip and fronting the House of the said 
Judith Van Dam there, do Report that in Obedience to the Said Order 
we have heard and Examined into the Pretentions and Allegations of 
the Parties Concerned and by Consent and Agreement of the Said 
Parties We do Report that this Board do Grant unto the said John 
Cruger and Judith Van Dam the said Water Lott from Low Water 
Mark two hundred foot into the East River in fFee that is to Say to 
each of them one half part thereof and that under such Reasonable 
Annual Quit Rent Restrictions and Reservations as to this Board shall 
seem Meet. And we are humbly of Opinion that before the first day 
of August Next the said Parties do Agree between themselves how 



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and in what Manner the Said Lott Shall be Wharfed out and Divided 
between them in Order to prevent Disputes touching the same all 
which is Nevertheless submitted to the further Consideration of this 
board the 14*** day of June 1733 Fra: Harison 

Harmanus Vangelder 
John Roosevelt 
JlP Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
Which Report was Approved by this Court and Ordered that the Said 
Water Lott be Granted unto the said John Cruger. and Judith Van 
Dam Widow their Heirs and Assigns for ever in manner and form as in 
the above Report is Sett forth and that assoon as the Parties Agree 
upon the Division thereof, that the Mayor Execute Grants for the 
same Accordingly under the Common seal of this Corporation, and 
under the Annual Rent of four and thirty shillings. The Grantees to 
Covenant to make, and keep the Street in Repair to the Eastward 
thereof on the West side of the Slip at their own Charge. 

This Corporation being very desirous upon all Occasions to 
demonstrate the Great Deference they have and justly Entertain for 
his Excellency William Cosby ESq*^ Capt General and Governour in 
Chief of this Province and for his [308] Excellencies Noble family do 
hereby Order that the HolTble Major Alexander Cosby ESq^ Brother 
of his Excellency the Governour and Lieutenant Governour of his 
Majesties Garrison of Annapolis Royal, and Thomas Freeman ESq'^ 
son in Law to his Said Excellency be Each of them presented with the 
Freedom of this Corporation and that the seal of each Freedom be 
Inclosed in A silver Box, Guilt, with the Arms of this City Engraved 
thereon, and that this Court do wait upon them & pray their Acceptance 
thereof and present the same Accordingly. Order'd M*^ Mayor provide 
the said Boxes. 

Ordered that Alderman Vangelder, Alderman Hardenbroeck M^ 
Roos M*" Rutgers and M*^ Hardenbroeck or any three of them be A 
Committee to give Publick Notice that this Corporation will dispose 
of the Vacant Lotts ' in the Swamp Commonly Called Beeckmans 
Swamp, and to Receive Proposals of any Person or Persons who are 
willing to purchase the same, and to Report upon what Terms this 
Corporation may Conveniently dispose thereof for the Publick Benefit. 

Ordered that Publick Notice be given to all the Proprietors and 
Inhabitants of the Broadway in this City that the Water Lotts (in the 
Rear of their Respective Purchases) two hundred foot into Hudsons 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



191 



River will be disposed off between this time and the twenty fifth day 
of March Next, to the Proprietors of the Lotts fronting the said Water 
LottSy if they see Cause to purchase the same, and in Case they decline 
purchasing thereof, the Said Water Lotts will be thereafter disposed 
off to any Other Person or Persons who will purchase the Same of 
this Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M^ Teunis Tiebout or Order the 
sum of One pound ten Shillings Curd Money of 
New York towards making of a Well in the Broad 
Street near the Watch House 



No 

572 
Warrant Issued 



City of I gg 
New York! 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
27*? day of August Anno DoTS 1733 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

ISaac De Peyster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

This day this Court waited on the Honble Major Cosby and 
Thomas Freeman Esq*" at his Majestys Garrison Fort George within this 
City, and presented unto them the following Freedoms, which they were 
pleased very kindly to Accept, and Assured this Corporation, that at 
all times, they will do them all the good Offices & services in their 
Power &c: 






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City of 1 5,^ Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor and the Aldermen 

New York j of the City of New York To all to whom these 

Presents shall Come Send Greeting. Whereas the 
Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of this Corporation in Com- 
mon Council Convened think themselves in Duty bound to Embrace 



192 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Every Occasion of Expressing their affection and Esteem for the Per- 
son and Noble family of his Excellency their Present Governour. [309] 
and being truly sensible of the Loyalty, Courage, Conduct and Great 
Abilities of the Honourable Major Alexander Cosby ESq^ and Am- 
bitious of Receiving so worthy A Member into this Corporation did 
Order, that the Said Alexander Cosby ESq' should be presented with 
the Freedom of this Corporation. These are therefore to Certifie and 
declare that the Said Alexander Cosby ESq'r is hereby Admitted Re- 
ceived and Allowed A Freeman and Citizen of the Said City. To Have, 
Hold Enjoy and Partake of all the Benefitts, Liberties, Priviledges, 
Franchises, Freedoms and Immunities whasoever Granted or belonging 
to the same City. In Testimony whereof the Said Mayor hath here- 
unto Subscribed his Name and Caused the Seal of the Said City to 
be Affixed the four and twentieth day of August in the seventh Year 
of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by fhe Grace 
of God King of Great Brittain France and Ireland Defender of the 
faith &c: Annoq Dom 1733 p t t 

^ Order of Common Council 

Will Sharpas Ct 

City of ) ^« Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor and the Aldermen 

New York V of the City of New York, To all to whom these 

Presents Shall Come Send Greeting Whereas the 
Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of this Corporation in Com- 
mon Council Convened from A due Sense of the Enjoyment of that 
Peace, Quiet, Ease, Liberty & Prosperity which they possess under the 
Virtuous just and Equitable Administration of his Excellency the Hon- 
ourable William Cosby ESq^ their most beloved and Esteemed Gover- 
nour, and desirous ever to Retain amongst them the most sure and 
Valuable Pledges of that Regard which his Excellency, his Right 
Honourable Ladv and Noble family have in manv former and late 

« •a' 

Instances Expressed for them, and Considering how great Advantage 
it will be to them to Enroll in their Number A Person of so great 
Merit, Distinction and Ample fortune as is Thomas Freeman ESq^ 
lately intermarried with the Vertuous and HoTThle Lady M'? Grace 
Cosby Youngest Daughter to his Said Excellency, did Order that the 
said Thomas Freeman ESq'^ should be presented with the Freedom of 
this Corporation. These are therefore to Certifie and declare that the 
Said Thomas Freeman ESq*" is hereby Admitted Received and Allowed 
A Freeman and Citizen of the said City. To Have, Hold, Enjoy and 
Partake of all the Benefitts Liberties Priviledcfcs Fanchiscs Freedoms 
and Immunities whatsoever Granted or helonginqf to the Same City. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 193 

In Testimony whereof the said Mayor hath hereunto Subscribed his 
Name and Caused the seal of the said City to be affixed the four and 
twentieth day of August in the seventh Year of the Reign of our 
sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God King of Great 
Brittain France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c: Annoq DoiH 
1733. RobT Lurting 

^ Order of Common Council 

Will Sharpas Ct 



[310J City of ) ^^;, Att a Common Council held at the 

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

Seventeenth day of September Anno DoIH 

1733- 
Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus \'angelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers ^ 

John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Johannes VValdron 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay 
unto M' Alexander Malcolm the Publick Schoolmaster of this City 
or Order the sum of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony out of 
the Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assem- 
bly of this Colony made in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys 
Reign Entituled an Act to Encourage A Publick School in the City of 
New York for Teaching Latin Greek and Mathematicks, it being in 
full of One Quarter of a Years Reward or sallary due to the Said 
Alexander Malcolm and Ending the first day of this Instant September. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Public!: 

573 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two pounds 

Warrant Issued ten Shillings Currl Money of New Y'ork in full of 

One Quarter of a Years Sallary due and Ending tl 
fourteenth Instant. 

Vol. IV.— 13 



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Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
the several Persons hereafter Named or their Order Respectively the 
Respective sums hereafter mentioned, which in the whole Amount 
unto fourteen pounds Nine shillings and Nine pence half penny CurrJ 
Money of New York out of the Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue 
of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony made in the fourth year 
of his Present Majestys Reign Entituled An Act to Enable the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonality of the Cit>' of New York to Raise Money 
for the Term of three Years to purchase two fire Engines and for Other 
to Purposes therein mentioned (to witt) 

To Johannes Roome Carpenter 02 - 17 - 06 >4 

To Peter Rutgers Merchant 00-06-09 

To Reynier Burger Blacksmith 11- 05 -06 

14 - 09- 09 >^ 

In full of their Respective Ace*? it being for Sundry Materialls, Car- 
penters Work and Smiths Work for Repairing the Prisons in the City 
Hall and shoeing the Wheels of the fire Engines for the Publick use 
of this Corporation as Appears by their Respective Acc^ which are 
Audited and Allowed. 

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

New YorkV City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 

twenty Ninth day of September being the 
feast day of St. Michael the Arch Angell 
Anno Dour 1733. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck J 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peystcr 
Garret Roos 

Con f:>rm ABLE to his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to this Cor- 
poration. Jind Pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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Alderman of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing 
this day One Alderman, One Assistant, two Assessors, one Collector 
and two Constables in the Six Wards on the south side of the Fresh 
Water, and One Alderman, One Assistant, four Assessors two Col- 
lectors and four Constables for the Out Ward of the said City to serve 
in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing. According to the 
usage Custom Laws and Ordinances of the said City, and Accordingly 
the same dav Return was made thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon 
to the Office of Town Clerk of the said Citv under the Hands of the 
Respective Aldermen According to the Tenour of the Respective 
Warrants as followeth (Viz^) 



[312I 



Dock Ward -< 



West Ward '< 



Southward ^ 



Northward < 



^John Cruger ESq^ 

John Moore 

Gerrardus Duyckinck 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Peter Van Duersen 

George Burnet 

Abraham santford Jun^ 
^flarmanus Vangelder 
EsqT 

John Chambers 

Thomas Windover 

Saniuell Dunscomb 

Lawrence Garner 

John Cousine 
^John Blanck 
'^Frederick Philipse ESq^ 

LSaac De Peyster 

Philip Goelet 

David Abeel 

Adrian Banker 

zachariah Polock 
, Henrv Slvck 

Anthony Rutgers ESq'^ 

Garret Roos 

lohn Van Arnam 

ISaac Stoutenburgh 

S*. George Talbot 

Matthew Bell 

Abraham Blanck 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 



Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 



( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



Assessors 



i 

Collector 
( Constables 






Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



East Ward -< 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



Out Ward 



John Roosevelt ESq^^ 
Petrus Rutgers 
Wynant Van zandt 
William Smith 
William De Peyster 
Thomas Hunt 
Peter De Lage 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 

ESqf 
Abel Hardenbroeck 
Peter Van Ranst 
John Brown 
John Abramse 
James Spencer 
Edward Arding 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

ESqT 
Thomas De Key 
Phillip Minthorne 
Jellis Mendeville 
Johannes Hoppe 
Peter Van Norden 
Jan Bass 
Peter Bussing 
Dirck Bensing 
John Dyckman 
David De Voor 
Abraham Van Bremen 



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I 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



\ 



Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 



for the 
>- Bowry 
Division 



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for 
>- Harlem 
Division 



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His Excellency William Cosby ESq^ Cap*. General and Governour 
in Chief of this Province by and with the Advice of his Majestys 
Council hath this day in Council been pleased to Appoint Robert 
Lurting ESq'^ (the present Mayor) to be Mayor Water Bayliff and 
Clerk of the Markett of this City for the Year Ensueing. And also 
Henry Beekman ESq*" to be High Sheriff of the said City & County 
for the Year Ensueing, and Richard Nicholls ESqf to be Coroner of 
the Said City and County for the year Ensueing. 

Resolved Neminc Contra dicente that Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 
the present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation, be and is 
hereby Elected Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation for the 
Year Ensueing 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 197 

M* Mayor hath been pleased to Appoint George Burnet of the 
Dock Ward Shopkeeper to be high Constable of this City for the 
Year Ensueing. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Dock Ward to Cause a New Election to he made within his Said 
Ward for two Sufficient Persons to serve in the Offices of Constables 
for the year Ensueing, in the Room of George Burnet who is Ap- 
pointed high Constable & in the Room of Abraham Santford Jun*" who 
is not qualified According to Law to serve in that Office, and that the 
Election be made on Thursday Next. 



^Esqrs Aldermen 



[3^3] City of ) ^^ Att a ComuKui Council held at the City 

New York V Hall of the said C ity on Thursday the Elev- 

enth day of October Anno DoITI 1733. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
Harmanus X'angelder ^ 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbrocck 
John Chambers 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbrocck 
Johannes Waldron 



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Ordejied that A fitt Person be Elected to Serve in the Office of A 
Constable for the South Ward of this Citv in the Room of zachariah 
Polock who was lately Returned to serve in that Office ; but is not quali- 
fied According to Law, he not being Either A Freeman or A Free- 
holder. That M*" Mavor direct A Warrant to the Alderman of that 
Ward accordingly, and that the Election be on Saturday Next. 

Ordered that A fitt Person be Elected to serve in the Office of A 
Constable for the Dock Ward of this City in the Room of Hero Ellis 
who was lately Returned to serve in that Office ; but is not qualified Ac- 
cording to Law, he not being Either A Freeman or A Freeholder, that 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



M*" Mayor direct A Warrant to the Alderman of that Ward Accord- 
ingly, and that the Election be on Saturday Next. 



No 

574 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his W^arrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*^ Anthony Lamb the Overseer 
of the Fire Engines or Order the sum of three 
pounds Currt Money of this Colony in full of one 
Quarter of A Years sallary due & Ending the first 
Instant. 



City of 
New York 



SS 



Present 



An A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
fifteenth day of October Anno DoITT. 1733. 

Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Fhilipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Peyster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Thomas Dekev 



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>• Assistants 



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[314] This day M^ Mayor Attended by M' Recorder, The Aldermen 
assistants High Sheriflf, Town Clerk, Treasurer, Coroner High Con- 
stable Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation ; at the hour 
of Eleven in the Forenoon of the same day, went in their Formalities 
from the City Hall to his Majestys Garrison Fort George and there 
waited upon his Excellency William Cosby ESq*" Capt General and 
Governour in Chief of this Colony ; and there the Oaths Appointed by 
Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
supremacy, the Test and Abjuration Oath in the presence and by the 
Order of his Excellency the Governour were Administred to the Said 
Robert Lurting ESq'r as Mayor Clerk of the Markett and Water 3ay- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 199 

liff of this City of New York and also as one of his Majestys Justices 
of the Peace for the City and County of New York, and also the usual 
Oaths of Office of Mayor Clerk of the Market Water Bayliff and 
Justice of the Peace in the Presence of all the Aldermen and Members 
of this Court, and thereupon M*" Mayor Acquainted his Excellency the 
Governour that Pursuant to the Authority unto him Granted by his 
Majestys Royal Giarter he had appointed John Cruger ESq*" one of the 
Aldermen of tlie Said City to be Deputy Mayor of this City and Corpo- 
ration if his Excellency Approved thereof, to which his Excellency was 
pleased to Answer, the Choice was Agreeable to him and he approved 
thereof that the said John Cruger Should be Deputy Mayor of this City 
of New York Accordingly. Whereupon M*" Mayor attended as afore- 
said Returned to the City Hall, where, after the Ringing of three Bells 
and Proclamation made for Silence, the Commission of the Mayor, 
Clerk of the Market, Water Bayliff and the Commissions of the High 
Sheriff and Coroner were Published, and then this Court Returned to 
the Common Council Chamber where the Mayor Resumed the Chair 
and then According to the Directions of his Majestys Royal Charter 
Granted to this Corporation the said Mayor Administred the Oaths 
Aforesaid Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the 
Oaths of Allegiance and supremacy, the Test and Abjuration Oath and 
the I'sual Oaths for the due Execution of their Respective Offices unto 
the Respective Officers following (\'iz*) unto 

John Cruger ESq^ Deputy Mayor 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangeldcr 

Frederick Phil ipse 

Gerrardus Stuvvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Pevster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Thomas De Key 

Henry Ikekman ESq'^ High Sheriff of the City and County of New 
York, he having first Entred into Bond with two Sufficient Sureties to 
our Lord the King in the Sum of One thousand pounds Pursuant to 



ESq^^r Aldermen of the City of New York 
>• and Justices of the Peace for the City and 
Countv of New York. 



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Assistants or Common Council Men of the 
f" Citv of New York. 



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200 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the Charter Granted to this Corporation for the due Execution of his 

Office. 

CorneHus De Peyster ESq^ Treasurer or Chamberlain 

Richard NichoUs ESq^^ Coroner 

George Burnet Shopkeeper high Constable 

Constables (Viz*) 
R f \v H S Thomas Hunt Anthony Ham his Deputy 
P , y Peter De Lage Thomas Wenman his Deputy 

Westward H°!!" pr'^ 

/John Blanck 

XT .11,- I (Matthew Bell 
North vVard < .^ i r»i i 

/Abraham Blanck 

e xu Ai' 1 \ Henry Slvck 
Southward ^ t t. \f 

/Johannes Meyer 

Dock Ward Renyer Burger 

Montgomerie (James Spencer 

Ward /Edward Arding 

Bowrv \ Peter Van Norden 

Division ) Jan Bass 

Hark n ^ David De Voor 

Division ) Abraham Van Bremen 

Ordere.) that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Philipse, Alderman 
Roosevelt M^ Chambers, M^ Moore and M^ De Peyster or any four 
of them be A Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Accompts 
and all Other Publick Accounts of this Corporation and make their 
Report on the Audit of the Treasurers Books and Accompts with all 
Expedition. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of 

575 this Corporation or Order the sum of twelve pounds 
Warrant Issued Six shilhngs and six pence Currt Money of this 

Colony in full of his Acct for half A Years Sallary 
and Pen Ink and Paper for one Year due and Ending the fourteenth 
Instant, and for Parchment Silk Laces and Cash paid for Engrossing 
the Freedoms of Major Cosby and M^ Freeman as Appears by his Accl 
which was Audited in Common Council and Allowed 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
fsTo Treasurer to pay to M' Robert Crannell Supervisor 

576 of the Watch and Marshall of this City or Order the 
Warrant Issued sum of seven pounds thirteen shillings in full of his 

Accl for A Quarter of A Years Sallary for each 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 201 

Office and A Journey to Harlem as Appears by his Ace*, which was 
Audited bv this Court and Allowed 



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

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Fry day the 

Ninth day of November Anno Dom 1 733. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangeldcr 
Frederick Phillipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevster 
Garret Roos 



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>► Assistants 



[316] Be it Ordaixed by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and As- 
sistants of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it 
is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same. That all the Printed 
Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made, 
Ordained Established and Published the thirteenth day of November 
last past, be and are hereby Made, Ordained Renewed Established and 
Published, and Ordered to be Continue & Remain in full force and Ver- 
tue for one vear from and after the date hereof. And the same Printed 
Laws were the same day (after the Ringing of three Bells at the City 
Hall and Proclamation for Silence) Published Accordingly. 

Resolved that all the Great Guns which lye upon the Lotts of 
Ground lately sold by this Corporation on the West Side of the Great 
Dock be forthwith Removed from thence into the Pasture belonging 
to the Fort, and that M*" Mayor, Alderman Vangelder, Alderman 
Philipse M"" Chambers and M*" De Peyster or any three of them be a 
Committee to see the same performed with the leave of the Cap! 
General. 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger Alderman Philipse and M^ Cham- 
bers be a Committee to direct and see performed what will be Nesscs- 
sar>' to be done in the Common Council Chamber of this City for 
making the same more Ornamental and Convenient. 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) gg 
New York ( 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
Eleventh day of December Anno Doin 1733. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq'r Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 
Thomas Dekey 



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>- Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay unto M^ Alexander Malcolm the 

Publick schoolmaster of this City or Order, the Sum 
of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony ; Out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of An Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the sixth Year of his present Majestys Reig^, Entituled, an 
Act to Encourage a Publick School in the City of New York for 
teaching Latin, Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of One Quar- 
ter of a Years Reward or sallary due to the Said Alexander Malcolm 
and Ending the first day of this Instant December. 



No 

577 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 
Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two pounds 
ten shillings Current Money of this Colony in full 
of One Quarter of A Years sallary due and Ending 
the fourteenth Instant. 



[3^7] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M'^ Theophilus Elsworth, Lessee 
of the fferry of this City or Order the sum of twenty 
one pounds and five pence Current Money of this 
Colony in full of his Ace*, for Beams Plank, Shingles, 
Boards, Bricks and Other Materialls for Repairing the Ferry houses, 
Liquor and Expences Relating thereunto as Appears by his Accl 



No 

578 
Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 203 

Amounting to twenty Six pounds and five pence, twenty One pounds 
and five pence thereof, upon the Audit and in Common Council being 
Allowed, and no more 

Ordered that Alderman Stuyvesant and M*^ Dekey be A Com- 
mittee to Remove A House belonging to this Corporation situate near 
Incleombergh late in the Occupation of Ariantie Delamontagne, the 
same as it now Stands being A Nusance. and that they dispose of the 
Materialls thereof as they shall see Meet. 

This day M' John Moore Assistant of the Dock Ward of this City 
was Sworn into that Office and took his place Accordingly, the Oaths 
Appointed by Law and the Test being first Administred unto him 



>-ESqrs. Aldermen 



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

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

2i*t day of Januar>- Anno DolII 1733 [-4.] 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
John Cruger "^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



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Resolved that M^ Abel Hardenbroeck be and is hereby Appointed 
Storekeeper of the Magazine or Powder House of this City in the Room 
of M^ Robert Crannell deceased during the Pleasure of the Common 
Council of this Corporation : and that M'^ AFayor Grant unto him A 
Warrant for the same, under the Seal of this Corporation : he giving 
sufficient security for the due Execution of that Office in the sum of 
four hundred pounds to Account to this Corporation for the Profitts 
thereof Every three Months upon Oath, or as often as he shall be 
thereunto Required, and Ordered that Alderman Hardenbroeck M' 



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Rutgers and M^ Roos be A Committee to deliver to the Said Abel 
Hardenbroeck the Possession of the same; Calling the Treasurer of 
this Corporation to their Assistance, to take an Exact Acct of what 
Gunpowder is in the Said Magazine, with the several Marks and Num- 
bers, and to whom the same belongs, and that M^ Robert Crannell, son 
of the deceased be Aiding and Assisting in the Performing thereof. 

Resolved that M*" Anthony Ham be, and is hereby Appointed, 
Messenger and Doorkeeper to the Common Council of this Corpora- 
tion, with A sallary of ten pounds ^ Annum. 

Resolved that M^ Robert Crannell (Son of the deceased) be and is 
hereby Appointed Supervisor of the Watch of this City, in the Room of 
his father Robert Crannell deceased untill the fourteenth day of 
October Next. 

[318] Resolved that M^ Robert Crannell, be, and is hereby Appointed 
Cryer and Bellringer of the Mayors Court of this Corporation One of 
the Marshalls of this City 

Resolved that M^ Thomas Wenman, be, and is hereby Appointed 
one Other of the Marshalls of this City. 



City of ) gg 
New York I 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
fifteenth day of March Anno DoITT 1733/4. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus \'angelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 
Thomas Dckev 



^ 



>.ESq'* Aldermen 



^ 
^ 



>* Assistants 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 205 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to Mf Alexander Malcohn the Pub- 
lick Schoolmaster of this City or Order the sum of 
ten pounds Curri Money of this Colony, Out of the Moneys in his hands 
Raised by Vertue of An Act of General Assembly of this Colony made 
in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled An Act to 
Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for teaching 
Latin Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of one Quarter of a 
Years Reward or sallary due to the Said Alexander Malcolm, and 
Ending the first day of this Instant March. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Charles Le Roux Goldsmith 

579 or Order the sum of seven pounds One shilling & 
Warrant Issued Eleven pence half penny Currt Money of this Colony 

in full of his Ace*, for two silver Guilt Boxes for the 
Freedoms of the Honble Major Alexander Cosby and Thomas Freeman 
Esqf as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M'" Obadiah Hunt or Order the 

580 sum of Eleven pounds fourteen shillings and one 
Warrant Issued penny half penny Curr*. Money of this Colony in full 

of his Acct for sundry Expences of this Corporation 
at his House on divers Committees on the Publick service of this Corpo- 
ration as appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Gerrardus Duyckinck Painter 

581 or Order the sum of Eight pounds seven shillings 
Warrant Issued and Six pence Currl Money of this Colony in full of 

an Acct of Daniel Gautier and Thomas Wenman, for 
Making A Table, Nails, foot Stool, Altering the Cloth or Carpet for the 
Common Council Table and Painting Blacking and Guilding tfie Kings 
Arms in the Common Council Chamber as appears by his Acci which 
is Audited and Allowed 



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[319] City of ^gg 
New York 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on fryday the two and 
twentieth day of March Anno Dom 1733/4 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 



>-ESqrs. Aldermen 



J 



>> Assistants 



No 

582 

Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 
Whipper of this City the sum of two pounds ten 
shillings Current Money of this Colony in full of 
One Quarter of A years Sallary due and Ending the 
fourteenth Instant. 



No 

583 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M"" Anthony Lamb the Overseer 
of the fire Engines or Order the sum of Six pounds 
Current Money of this Colony in full of half a years 
Sallary due and Ending the first day of April Next. 



Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Philipse, Alderman Rut- 
gers Alderman Roosevelt. M'' Chambers, M' De Peyster M' Moore and 
M*^ Rutgers or any five of them be a Committee to treat with the Per- 
sons who have lately Commenced a suit at Law in Ejectment in the 
Supream Court of this Province against Thomas De Key for some 
Lands he holds by Vcrtue of A Grant from this Corporation, and to 
Refer the said Law Suits to Arbitration, or to direct Counsel to pro- 
ceed in the Same at Law as they Shall see most proper and Reasonable 

Ordfcred the Treasurer pay to M*" John Chambers the sum of Eight 
pounds for one years Interest on his Bond, due from this Corporation, 
and take Care to See the Said payment be Endorsed thereon. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



207 



Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Vangelder, Alderman 
Hardenbroeck M*" Roos, M'" Rutgers and M*" Hardenbroeck or any four 
of them be A Committee to Enquire into the Pretensions of the Heirs 
of M*^ Jacob Leisler to the Swamp or any part thereof Commonly 
Called Beekmans Swamp : and what will be the most proper Measures 
for this Corporation to take for the disposal of those Lotts in the Said 
Swamp, and make Report thereof with all Convenient Expedition. 



City of ) 
slew Yorkt 



SS 



Present 



584 

Warrant Issued 



Att A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
Seventeenth day of May Anno DolH 1734 



Robert Lurting ESq'" Mayor 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Gerrardus Stuvvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 



>. ESq" Aldermen 



\ 



Assistants 



J 



[320 1 Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
the Treasurer to pay unto William Sharpas Town 
Clerk of this City or Order the sum of ten pounds 
Current Money of this Colonv in full of half A 
Years Sallary unto him due and Ending the four- 
teenth day of April last. 



Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto M'" Anthony Ham the Door- 
keeper and Messenger to the Common Council of 
this City or Order the sum of two pounds ten shil- 
lings Current Money of this Colony in full of one 
Quarter of A Years Sallary Ending the fourteenth day of April last. 



583 
Warrant Issued 



^htOERED A Lycence to Retail Strong Liquors be Granted to M*" 
Anthonv Ham. Gratis 



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City of )gg 
New Yorkj 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
One and twentieth day of May Anno DoITT 

1734 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
Gerret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



^ 



>. ESq" Aldermen 






J 



Assistants 



Ordered that the Purchasers of the Water Lotts fronting the Dock 
Street Wharfe be Obliged to lay Erect and build a Wharfe of twenty 
five foot part of the Street or Wharfe of forty foot next to the East 
River in Six years and to finish the Said Street of forty foot in twelve 
years ; and that the Word Cranage be Incerted in their Grants. 



City of ) 
New York V 



SS 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
twenty Eighth day of May Anno DoUT 1734 

Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger "^ 

Frederick Philipse 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

Garrett Roos 

Petrus Rutgers 

John Moore 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

ISaac De Peyster 



>-ESq''? Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



A Letter from A Committee of his Majestys Council for this 
Colooy, directed to thi& Corporation, with A Memorial of Capl Robert 
Long Commander of his Majestys Ship Seaforth therein Inclosed, and 
Referred to the said Committee, were read. Relating to the said Cap! 
Longs Obtaining his Majestys Grant, for some soil at Turtle Bay and 
ten foot into the River beyond low Water Mark which was Recom- 
mended by the Committee aforesaid to the Consideration of this Corpo- 
ration. 4c : Resolved the Consideration of the Said Letter and 
Memorial be Referred untill the next Common Council 



[321 ] Ordereo that Cap! Michael Thodey have liberty to make use of 
the Rope Walk without Spring Garden Gate lately in the Occupation 
of John searle deceased and John Pintard during the pleasure of this 
Corporation, he paying lo this Corporation as an Acknowledgm' for the 
Faame at the Rale of fifty shillings ^ Annum so long as he shall he 
Krmitted to Occupy the same. 



The following Law was three times read and Published after the 
Ringing of three Bells ; and silence Commanded by Proclamation &c : 



SS 



A Law for Presesvisg the Fish 
IS Fresh-Water-Pond 



Cilyof j 
New Yorki 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants 
of llie City of New York, Convened in Common Council and it is here- 
by Ordained by the Authority of the same, that if any Person or Per- 
I aons whatsoever do, from henceforth presume to put, place or Cast 
into the Pond, Commonly Called fresh-Water Pond, belonging to this 
Corporation, any Hoop-Xet, Draw-net, Purse-net, Casting-net, Cod- 
net, Blcy-nct, or any Other Net or Nets whatsoever, and sliall take and 
Catcii any of the fish within the Said Pond, therewith, or by any Other 
Engine. Machine, Arts, Ways or means whatsoever Other than by 
■ Angling, with Angle Rod, Hook and Line only; Every Person so 
Dffendiug agS tlic Tcnour of this Law, shall for Evm- Offence forfeit 
md pay the sum of twenty shillings of Current Money of this Colony, 
a be Recovered before the Mayor. Recorder or any one or more of the 
Mdcinicn of the said City, by the Oath of one or more Credible Wit- 
lesscs, and to be Levied by Distress and sale of the Goods and Chattclis 
of such Offin<h'r, the one half thereof to the Informer, and the Other 
half to the Treasurer of tliis City for the use of this Corporation, with 
Rcatonable Costs and Charges to be Expended for the Recovery of such 
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forfeiture against the Offender or Offenders ; and for want of sufficient 
Distress, the Offender or Offenders to be Committed into the Custody 
of one of the Marshalls of the said City, untill such Offender shall pay 
such forfeiture with Reasonable Charges of Prosecution as Aforesaid. 
Dated at the City Hall of the Said City the twenty Eighth day of May 
in the seventh Year of his Majestys Reign Anno Domini 1734 

By Order of Common Council 

Will Sharpas Cl 



City of ) 
New York \ 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 
twenty Ninth day of June Anno Dom 1734 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbrocck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



>.ESq'? Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



[322] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M*" Alexander Malcolm the Pub- 
lick schoolmaster of this City or Order the sum of ten 
pounds Current Money of this Colony, out of the Moneys in his hands 
Raised by Vertue of An Act of General Assembly of this Colony made 
in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled. An Act 
to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for teaching 
Latin Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of One quarter of A 
Years Reward or sallary due to the Said Alexander Malcolm and 
Ending the first day of this Instant June. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK ait 

Ordered Lhe Mayor Issue his Warrant to ttio 
N" Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 

586 Whippcr of this City or Order, the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Current Money of this Colony, 

in full of One quarter of a years Sallary due and 
Ending' the fourteenth Instant 

The Grants of this Corporation to M' Comehus Vanhorne for the 
Water Lott N? 8 that for the Water Lett N'? 13 lo M' Gerrardus 
Duyckinck. that for the Water Lott N" 3 to Mr John Le Montcs. all 
lying between Coenties Comer and the Old Slip at Burgers path were 
read and Approved, and Ordered Mr Mayor Execute & deliver the 
same to the Grantees Respectively under the seal of this Corporation, 
the Said Grantees Executing & delivering to this Corporation Counter 
■Parts thereof under their hands and seals in the Book of Grants of this 
f Corporation. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X° Treasurer to pay to John Roosevelt ESq' or Order 

587 the sum of One pound ten shillings Current Money 
Warrant Issued of this Colony for the purchase of four Wheel Bar- 
rows for the use of this Corporation for the Repair 

of the Highways 

Ordebed the Mayor Issue his Warrant lo the 
N* Treasurer to pay to John Wright Watchmaker or 

588 Order the sum of ten pounds Current Money of this 
I Warrant Issued Colony in full for one years Sallary for winding up 

and keeping in Order the Publick Clock of this 
BOty, due and Ending the Eighth day of May last. 



Resolved tliat the Swamp in Montgomerie Ward within this Citj- 

r Commonly Called Bceknians Swamp or the Cripple Bush be Granted 

and Released to M' Jacobus Roosevelt for the Consideration of two 

hundred pounds (including One hundred pounds he hath already 

paid to this Corporation for ten Letts. A part thereof, some years ago. 

I for which he had no deed or Conveyance) and tliat the same be 

^Granted unlo him and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever (that is to Say) 

llUI the Right Title and Interest which this Corporation hath to the Said 

■Swamp and not Otherwise, without any Other Warranty, and that the 

■Mayor Execute A Grant and Release for the same under the seal of 

phis Corporation 



212 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Petition of Mess*^? Jacob Goelet and Abraham Van Wyck 
Executors of the last Will and Testament of M^ Andrew Teller 
deceased was read (Viz*) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and 
Assistants Convened in Common Council in the City of 
New York 

The Petition of the Executors of the last 
Will and Testament of M*^ Andrew Teller de- 
ceased in behalf of Catharine Teller Daughter 
of the Said deceased 

Most Humbly Sheweth 

That by our former Petition (Jointly with Several Others Posses- 
sors & Owners of the Dock Lotts between the Great Slip and Cort- 
landts Slip) we prayed for a Grant of two hundred foot to be gained 
into the River fronting the Lott of the Said [323] Teller for the use of 
his Said Daughter, and it having since been allowed of, Ordered and 
directed, That Every Owner of the Said Dock Lotts shall have A 
Grant Accordingly under several Covenants to be performed by the 
Possessors thereof, and of Docking Out the same within A Certain 
Limitted time, which Neither the Said Child nor we the Executors are 
Capable of performing, and that she by reason of her Minority might 
not be Entirely debarred from any benefitt thereof. 

We humbly pray that the Said Priviledge 
may be Granted unto M' Stephen Bayard 
under the same Restrictions and Regulations as 
Others of the Neighbourhood, and the benefitt 
that we may have thereby Shall be Carefully 
applyed to the particular use of the Said Child 
And your Petitioners as in duty bound 
shall ever pray &c: 

New York June io*l* 1734 Jacob Goelet 

Ab: Vanwyck 

And thereupon it is Ordered that the Prayer of the Said Petition 
be Granted and that the Water Lott (N? 6) therein mentioned be 
Accordingly Granted to M^ Stephen Bayard. 

Capt Robert Long Commander of his Majestj's Ship Seaford the 
Station ship of War for this Colony having Represented to this Court, 
that the Hulk whereby his Majestys ships used to Careen by, is Sunk 



OF THE CITV OF NEW YORK 



and broke to pieces in Turtle Bay, by reason wliereof there is no Con- 
vcniency in this Port whereby to Careen at, which he Conceives to be 
very Detrimental to his Majestys service, as well as A great hart and 
loss to this Port : and proposeth that if this Corporation will Grant 
unto hini the Said Cap'. Long and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever, A 
Small piece of Ground on the south West Side of Turtle Bay, only, 
from high Water Mark fifty foot into the River, he the said Cap! 
Long will not only make and Erect thereon at his own proper Cost 
Charge and Expence A good and sufficient Wharfe Convenient for hta 
I Majestys Ships to to Careen at, but will also Remove the Ruins of the 
Hulk aforesaid and such Other Wrecks which lye sunk within the said 
Turtle Bay, as will render the Said Bay more usefull and Com- 
modious for the Sheltering of A far greater Number of Shiping tliere- 
in than now can harbour therein, the Winter season to secure them 
from the driving Ice in the River, and will not hinder or Obstruct 
any shiping from Entring the Said Bay, so to do &c : And this Court 
having deliberated the Matter and Conceiving the Granting thereof 
will not be Any prejudice to this Port or Corporation but rather A 
benefit and A Publick Conveniency. it is therefore hereby Resolved 
that in Consideration of the Premises by the Said Cap'. Long to be 
done and performed this Corporation will Grant unto the Said Robert 
Long and to his Heirs and assigns for ever A Certain parcell of Land 
f lying on the South West Side of Turtle Bay Near the Entrance there- 
of begining at A Certain Rock lying near high Water Mark upon 
the Land lately purchased by the Said Robert Long of the Widow and 
Executors of John Ryckman, at which place (the begining) upon the 
said Rock are marked letters R : L. X" 2 and from thence running 
North East fifty foot into the Said Bay and from thence North North 
West One hundred foot, and from thence. South West to high Water 
Mark and from thence along high Water Mark as it runs to the Rock 
where it begun, with all the Profitts and Emoluments Growing, arising 
or accruing by the said Wharfe to be Erected thereon, he the said Capt, 
f^ong Covenanting with this Corporation to make [324] and Erect 
such a Commodious Wharfe thereon, on or before the first day of July, 
which will be in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven himdred and 
I thirty five. Convenient for his MajcstipS Ships to Careen by. and that 
li he or his Assigns Shall and will at their own proper Cost and Charge 
I Hcmove the Wrecks out of the Said Turtle Bay and Cause the Said 
I Bay to be Ocansed therefrom, and Rendrcd more Commodious for tlie 
I Harbouring of Shiping in the Winter season, and also shall make. 
|£recl and keep in good and sufficient Repair for Ever a good «nd_ 



214 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Convenient pair of landing Stairs of Six foot wide, free for all Per- 
sons to Come to and land at the same at or Near the North West Cor- 
ner. And that the said Capt Long or his Assigns Shall not hinder or 
Obstruct at any time, any Shiping from harbouring in the Said Bay, 
or making fast to the Said Wharfe. Provided allways that if any such 
shiping shall at any time load or unload or Careen at, or by the Said 
Wharfe; it shall and may be lawfull for the said Robert Long his 
Heirs and Assigns to demand, take and Receive such sum or sums of 
Money for such loading, unloading or Careening at, or by the said 
Wharfe as shall be Reasonable. Any former Resolve or Order of this 
Court to the Contrary hereof in any wise Notwithstanding, under the 
yearly Rent of a pepper Corn if demanded. 



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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

19*^ day of August Anno DorfT 1734. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'" Mayor 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
John Roosevelt 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Johannes Hardenbrocck 
John Chambers "^ 

John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbrocck 



^KSq" Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthon[y] Ham Doorkeeper 

589 and Messenger of this Court of Common Council or 

Warrant Issued Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Current 

Money of this Colony in full of one Quarter of A 
Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of July last past. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 215 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M*" Jacobus Turck Gunsmith or 

590 Order, the sum of Six pounds Current Money of this 
Warrant Issued Colony in full of his Acct for mending the main 

Tumbler and Repairing one of the fire Engines of 
this City as appears by his ace*, which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X° Treasurer to pay to M'^ Anthony Lamb the Over- 

591 seer of the fire Engines or Order the sum of four 
Warrant Issued pounds, fifteen shillings and ten pence Current 

Money of this Colony, in full of his Account for A 
Quarter of A Years Sallary due and Ending the first day of July last, 
and Other services for the use of this Corporation, as Appears by his 
Acct which is Audited & Allowed. 

Ordered the Treasurer provide a suitable Cloth to Cover the Table 
in the Court Room of this City Hall, And that the same be of blew or 
Green broad Cloath not Exceeding twelve shillings ^ Yard. 

Ordered that the Water Lott of Ground at tlie West Corner of 
Maiden Lane Slip ( Pursuant to an Order of this Court made the 24*** 
day of August last be Granted to John Cruger Esq'' [325] And M" 
Judith Van Dam their Heirs and assigns for ever, on the Rents in the 
afored Order mentioned, which Lott is one and twentv foot in breadth 
fiont and Rear and in length two hundred foot or thereabouts, so far 
as the Other Wharfs are laid to the Westward thereof. And that M' 
Mayor Execute A Grant Accordingly under the seal of this Corpora- 
tion. 

Ordered that Alderman Cruger, Alderman Roosevelt, M^ Cham- 
bers M'^ Moore and M*^ Rutgers or any four of theme be a Committee 
to Consider of the Petition of M'' William Smith for the Grant of a 
Water Lott fronting to Queen Street Wharfe on the East River Op- 
posite to the Tenement of the Petitioner, that they Ascertain the De- 
mensions and Boundaries of the said \\'ater Lott so desired to be 
Granted, and Report to this Court upon what Terms the said Water 
Lott ought to be granted and Released by this Corporation, and under 
what Annual Rent Conditions Covenants and Reservations, and also 
to Report what Other Inhabitants and Freholders upon that Block 
between the Old Slip at Hurgcrs path and the Wall Street Slip arc 



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willing to become Purchasers of the Water Lotts fronting to their 
Respective Purchases on the like Terms 



City of ) gg 
New York^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 
the Eighteenth day of September Anno 
Doni 1734 



Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 



John Cruger 
Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Pevster 
Garret Roos 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



^ 



>-ESqrs Aldermen 



J 

^ 



r 



Assistants 



J 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M*^ Alexander Malcolm the Pub- 
lick Scoolmaster of this Citv or Order the sum of 
ten pounds Current Money of this Colony, out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the Sixth year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled An 
Act to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for 
teaching Latin, Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of One 
Quarter of A Years Reward or sallary due to the said Alexander 
Malcolm and Ending the first day of this Instant September. 

Forasmuch as A Great Number of Tanners and Other Inhabitants 
of this Corporation have Represented to this Court that they are greatly 
prejudiced by A Drain laid into the fresh Water Pond by the Order of 
Anthony Rutgers ESq*" which has greatly drawn away the Water from 
the same Pond. And the said Anthony Rutgers (One of the Members 
of this Court) Producing to this Court [326] Letters Patent for the 
Swamp by the Said fresh Water and that he was Obliged thereby to 
drain the Said swamp within A year from the date thereof and that 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK . 217 

he did not Conceive the making the Said Drain would have been any 
Detriment to any Person whatsoever, and that if it be thought So to 
be, he is ready and willing to abide the Order of this Court Relating 
thereunto. It is therefore Ordered that the Said M*" Rutgers do by the 
first day of October next fill up the Said Drain thirty foot from the 
Said fresh Water Pond so as Effectually to prevent the same from 
Draining the said Pond. 

And it is hereby further Ordered that any of the Inhabitants of this 
City have Liberty to take and Carry away the Mudd and soil in the 
Mouth of the said Pond at any time before the first day of October 
Next. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 

592 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

\\'arrant Issued pounds ten shillings Current Money of this Colony 

in full of One Quarter of A Years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

City of ) ^^, An A Common Council held at tlic 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

thirtieth day of September Anno DoUT 1734. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger '^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 

rVederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers "^ 

John Moore 

I^etrus Rutgers . . 

ISaac De Pevster \ 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Co\FORMAiu-E to his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to this Cor- 
poration and pursuant to the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the 
Alderman of each Respective Ward within this City for the Electing 
this dav One Alderman One Assistant t\vo Assessors One Collect 



^ESq*^'* Aldermen 



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and two Constables in the Six* Wards on the south side of the fresh 
Water and One Alderman, One Assistant four Assessors two Col- 
lectors and four Constables for the Out Ward of the said City to serve 
in their Respective Offices for the year Ensueing, According to the 
Usage, Custom Laws and Ordinances of the Said City. And Accord- 
ingly the same day Return was made thereof at twelve of the Clock 
at Noon to the Office of Town Clerk of the said City under the hands 
of the Respective Aldermen [327] According to the Tenour of the 
Respective Warrants as followeth (Viz!) 



West Ward 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



Dock Ward < 



Northward < 



r William Roome 
Henry Bogaert 
Isaac Van Hoeck 
Samuel Dunscomb 
John Johnson 
Jepthah Smith 
Edward Hayter 
Christopher Fell 
John Fred 
John Brown 
Peter Van Ranst 
John Abramsen 
Phillip soper 
Peter Delamontague 
Stephen Bayard 

Merchant 
John Moore Merchant 
Gerardus Duyckinck 
George BrinkerhoflF 
John Tenbroeck 
Johannes Montague 
Nathaniel Marston 
Anthony Rutgers ESq' 
Garret Roos 
ISaac Stoutenburgh 
Ahasuenis Turck 
Johannes Graaf 
John Burger 
Nicholas Burger 



r 



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i 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



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> Assessors 

Collector 

[Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 

'Constables 



♦ Note : The East Ward returns omitted in the original. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



219 



Out Ward 



South Ward < 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

ESq^ 
Johannes Waldron 
Samuel Kip 
John Minthorne 
Hcndrick Ellis 
Charles Dawson 
David De Voor 
Dirck Benson 
Abraham Myer 
Adolph Benson 
William Waldron 
John Dyckman 
f Simon Johnson 
Ede Myer 
David Abeel 
Peter Marschalck 
John Lasher 

Lawrence Vanderspiegel ) 
Samuell Rout ^ 



i 



V 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



for the 
>• Bowry 
Division 






for 
>- Harlem 
Division 



^ 



v^ 



His Excellency William Cosby ESq'^ Capt General and Govemour 
in Chief of this Province by and with the Advice of his Majestys 
Council hath this day in [328] Council been pleased to appoint Robert 
Lurting ESq'^ (the present Mayor) to be Mayor, Water BaylifF and 
Qerk of the Markett of this City for the year Ensueing and also John 
Symes ESq^ to be High Sheriff of the Said City and County for the 
year Ensueing and Richard Nicholls ESq^ to be Coroner of the Said 
City and County for the year Ensueing 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 
the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation be and is 
hereby Elected Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation for the 
year Ensueing. 

M* Mayor hath Appointed M' Anthony Duane to be High Con- 
stable of this City for the year Ensueing. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Dock 
Ward to Choose A Constable for the Said Ward for the year Ensuetiur 
in the Room of Nathaniel Marston, who was this day Elected int 



220 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Office, and is not qualified to serve therein; he not being Either A 
Freeman or Freeholder as he declared upon Oath. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the East 
Ward to Choose a Constable for the year Ensueing for the Said Ward, 
in the Room of M^ Anthony Duane, who was this day Elected into that 
Office, and since Appointed by M'^ Mayor High Constable of this City 
for the year Ensueing and that the Elections be on Saturday next. 

Ordered that twenty foot of Ground on the West Side of the Lott 
of Ground of Anthony Rutgers ESq^ which he lately purchased of 
this Corporation between the Great Dock and Whitehall, be left to 
make A Street or Wharfe thereon by the Said Anthony Rutgers 
fronting to the Slip to be left there 



City of ) „^ AiT A Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 

the first day of October Anno DoffT 1734 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger ^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
Anthony Rutger[s] 
John Moore 



>^ESq" Aldermen 



^ 



Abel Hardenbroeck 
Garret Roos 
John Chambers 
ISaac De Peyster 



>- Assistants 



Lawrence Vanderspiegel being yesterday Elected to serve in the 
Office of one of the Constables for the South Ward, this day made 
Oath that he is not a Freeman of this City nor A Freeholder within 
the said Ward and therefore not qualified to serve in that office. 
Ordered that M' Mayor direct his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Said Ward for the Chusing of A fitt Person to serve in that Office in 
the Room of the Said Lawrence Vanderspiegel for the year Ensueing 
and that the Election be on Mundav next 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 221 

[329] Resolved that the Bowling Green at the lower End of the 
Broadway in the West Ward of this City as it is now in fence be 
Leased unto Frederick Philipse ESq*" M^ John Chambers and M^ John 
Roosevelt and their Assigns for the Term of ten Years to Commence 
the twenty Ninth day of September last past, for A Bowling Green 
only at the yearly Rent of one pepper Come and that M"" Mayor Exe- 
cute a Lease for the same under the Common seal of this Corporation. 

^P Johannes Burger and M*^ Evert Byvanck Complaining to this 
Court that Alderman Rutgers has Returned himself Elected in the 
OflSce of Alderman of the North Ward of this City and M*" Garret 
Roos for Assistant of the same Ward, and of an undue Election & 
Return and that he the Said Johannes Burger was duely Elected in 
the Said Office of Alderman and M*" Byvanck Assistant and pray a 
scrutiny and Relief on the said Election. It is therefore Ordered 
that A scrutiny be made on the said Election and Return before this 
Court in Open Court to Morrow Morning at ten a Clock. 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 
the Second day of October Anno Dolfl 

1734. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Hanson ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger '^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 

/- rrn^u r> ^ Frederick Phil ipsc 

Cameofff] the Bence/ . . r» . 

. ^ \t c^ X- I Anthony Rutgers 

dunng the Scrutmy \ ,^ : ^-^ 

^ ^ Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

•.X 1 u- c X 1 • 1 ISaac De Peyster 

"^TeScmtin ""^ Garrett Roos 

^ i Abel Hardenbroeck 



>.ESq'* Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



^ 



This day the Court proceeded upon the Scrutiny of the Election 
of Alderman and Assistant of the North Ward, and not having fin- 
ished the same, have Appointed the further hearing thereof to Mc 
Morning at ten a Qock 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



J 



>.Assi.^Uints 



222 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

third day of October Anno Doin 1734 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

John Cruger "^ 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesanl 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

ISaac De Peyster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Ordered the Treasurer discharge the Bond due from this Corpo- 
ration to M'^ John [330] Chambers for One hundred pounds with the 
Interest due thereon to this day, and that he take up the same to be 
Cancelled. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to Cornelius De Peyster Treasurer 

of this City or Order the sum of twenty Six pounds 
Current Money of this Colony, for the like sum by him paid unto 
Wynant Wynants for thirteen thousand Shingles for the Repair of the 
City Hall of this City. Out of the Money in his hands Raised by Vertue 
of An Act of General Assembly of this Colony made in the fourth 
Year of his Majestys Reign Entituled An Act to Enable the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York to Raise Money 
for the Term of three Years to purchase two fire Engines and for 
Other the purposes therein mentioned, as Appears by his Acct which 
is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 

N® pay to Cornelius De Peyster ESq*" Treasurer of this City or Or- 

593 der the sum of Six pounds fourteen Shillings and ten pence half 

penny Currt Money of this Colony in full of his Account for A 

Bonfire &c: in October 1732 being the Anniversary of his Maj*? 

Birthday, as Appears by his Acct which 1? Audited and Allowed 

Pursuant to the Order of this Court of the first Instant, the Court 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK jaj 

this (lay further proceeded upon the Scrutiny of the Election oi Aider- 
man. Assistant and Other Elective Officers of the North Ward of this 
City in llie Cit>- Hall of this Cit>- in Open Court ; and upon an Exact 
Calculation of the Legal Voters who are Freemen and Freeholders 
Inhabiting within the Said Ward do find that the Votes Stand thus 

(Viz!) for Antliony Rutgers ESq' Alderman 37 

for Garret Roos Assistant 3^ 

for Johannes Burger Alderman 38 

for Evert Byvanck Assistant 38 

It i& therefore hereby declared that by the Plurality of the Voices 
and Votes of the Freemen and Freeholders Inhabitants within the 
said Ward, that Johannes Burger is dueiy Elected into the Office of 
Alderman of the Said Ward for the year Ensueing and that Evert 
Byvanek is duely Elected into the Office of Assistant of the said Ward 
for the year Ensueing : and that Ahasuerus Turck and Isaac Stoutcn- 
burgh arc duely Elected into the Office of Assessors for the Said Ward 
for the year Ensueing. and that Simon Cregier is duely Elected into 
the Office of Collector for the Said \\'ard for the year Ensueing. And 
that Joshua Quereau and Paulus Hoppe are duely Elected into the 
Office of Constables for the Said Ward for the year Ensueing. 

Orderi^d the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N" Treasurer to pay to M" Christina Dewilde or Order 

594 the sum of four pounds Sixteen shillings and Eleven 

Warrant Issued pence half penny Ciirr', Money of this Colony in full 

of her Account it being for Expences at her House 

by Committees of this Court on the Publick Affairs of this Corporation, 

I as Appears by her Accl which is Audited & Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*" Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of 

595 this City or Order the sum of Eleven pounds Six- 

I Warrant Issued teen Shillings Current Money of this Colony, it 
being for half A Years Sallary due & Ending tlie 
I fourteenih Instant, for Pen Ink and Paper for one year Ending the 
I same time, and Cash paid to M^ Bradford for A Minute Book for tlie 
1 Mayors Court as Appears by his Ace', which is Audited by this Court 
I am] Allow ed 

II Appearing to this Court that M' Anthony Duanc (who M' Mayor 

I Appoinlcil high Constable of this City tlie 30'!' Instant) is A Commis- 

n Officer [331] in the Militia of this Colony in Westchester Count)-, 

l.and that by Vcrtuc of An Act of General Assembly of this Colony, he 

1 Exempted from serving in the said Office of High Constable {m 



224 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the Said City, and that the said Anthony Duane hath made Application 
to be discharged from the said Office, it is therefore Ordered that tlic 
said Anthony Duane be discharged from the said Office ; and that the 
Mayor do Nominate and Appoint Another fitt Person to serve in the 
Said Office of High Constable for the said City for the Year Ensueing. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to William Shackerly or Order the 

596 sum of thirteen Shillings and three pence Current 

Warrant Issued Money of this Colony in full of his Accl for Ex- 

pences at his House by A Committee of this Court 
on surveys by them made on the Lands of this Corporation supposed 
to be in the Possession of John Wood and Lawrence Garner as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

The following Petition of Mess^? Stephen De Lancey Anthony Rut- 
gers, John Moore and Robert Livingston Jun'^ was read in the Words 
following [(]Vizt) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen, 
and to the Assistants of the Citv of New York Convened 
in Common Council. 

The Petition of Stephen De Lancey, An- 
thony Rutgers, John Moore and Robert Liv- 

o incfston Jun'r of the Said Citv Merchants. 

Siieweth ^ •' 

That the Petitioners being Freeholders, Citizens and Inhabitants 
within the said City; for very Valuable Considerations paid to this 
Corporation have lately purchased of the said Corporation Six Lotts 
of Ground ; four Lotts whereof are situate and being on the West side 
of the Great Dock in the south Ward of this City between Whitehall 
Street and the East River fronting to a New Street to be made and 
laid out of forty five foot wide to Run along the East River or Har- 
bour, and in the Rear Northerly by Whitehall Street, as by their Re- 
spective Grants on Record in the Office of Town Clerk of this City 
may at large Appear. On One of which four Lotts Very Considerable 
Buildings and Improvements are already made ; and further Improve- 
ments for the Conveniency of Trade Navigation & Commerce and 
Enlarging this City in Buildings and Inhabitants are Speedily Intended. 
To the End therefore that the Petitioners may not at any time here- 
after be Debarred or Deprived of the Benefit of the East River or 
Harbour Aforesaid, and that the Water Lotts fronting to their Re- 
spective Purchases may not be Granted to any Other Person or Per- 
sons whomsoever, but to the Petitioners, as hitherto has been the Usual 
Practice and Custom within this Corporation 



OF THE CITY OF NKW YORK 



"5 



The Petitioners therefore Pray llial this Corporation ivill (iraiit to 

\x\k Petitioners Respectively and to tlieir Heirs and Assigns for Ever 

■ two hundred and forty five foot of Ground to be gained out of ttie 

ISai<l Hast River in length fronting to their Respective Purchases 

liAforesaid on a Yearly Reasonable Ground Rent for Every foot of 

[.Ground to be Granted unto them Respectively fronting their Rc- 

I (periivc Purchases aforesaid under snch Covenants as arc [.132| Usual 

1 in the like Cases, together with all the Profitts, Bcnefitts, Advantages 

land Emolaments Growing Arising and Accruing by or from the 

I Wharfs to lie made thereon fronting the East River Aforesaid with 

I all Cranes Stairs and landing places to be made tliereon fronting the 

East River Aforesaid by the Respective Petitioners on their several 

and Respective Lotts to be Granted to them Respectively their Heirs 

and Assigns for Ever. That in further Consideration of such Grants 

to be made by this Corporation the Petitioners, at their own prope\ 

I Cost, Charge and Expence (Out of the two hundred and fort) five 

I foot as Aforesaid to be Granted) shall and will along and fronting 

their Now Respective Purchases, and Continguous thereunto. Leave. 

Make and Erect A Publick Street of forty five foot in breadth: and 

at the Outward part of the Said two hundred and forty five foot of 

Ground in the East River or Harbour at their own further Expence 

will leave Another good and sufficient Street or Wharfe of forty foot 

in breadth English Measure in such manner as shall be directed by 

ihe surveyors of die Said City, that they will make and Compleat tlic 

Said Streets on or before the twenty fifth day of March One thousand 

seven hundred and forty Six. and will Uphold and Maintain the same 

Streets in good and sufficient Repair for ever, which Streets shall 

Remain Publick Streets and Highways for Ever, that the yearly Rents 

aforesaid do Commence at the Discretion of this Corporation, that the 

. Petitioners will pay and satisfie all the Charges and Expences of Sur* 

kvcys, Deeds. Grants and Writings for the same. This Corporation 

ICovenanting with the Petitioners that they and their Heirs and As- 

1 signs for ever Respectively, shall peaceably and quietly Have. Hold. 

I Possess and Enjoy the same for Ever, with Usual Warranty agaTust 

llhem their successors and Assigns 

October >e: .i? 1734 And the Petitioners shall pray *c: 

Stej)hen De Ijinccv 
Antho: Rutgers 
John Moore 
Rob! !>ivingston Jun' 
WnWRl'ms it if riKM'jirD. that ihc Prayer of the above Petition | 



226 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Granted at the yearly Rent of Eighteen pence ^ foot, in the front of 
each Lott, and that M'" Moore make A Wharfe or Street, the whole 
length of his Lott on the East side thereof of twenty foot at least in 
breadth and that M^ Rutgers make A Wharfe or Street twenty foot in 
breadth on the West Side of his Lott at their Own proper Cost and 
Charge. And Ordered M^ Mayor Execute Grants for the same four 
Water Lotts under the seal of this Corporation ; And that the yearly 
Rents thereof be payable the twenty fifth day of March Yearly Com- 
monly Called Lady Day from and after the twenty fifth day of March 
Next Ensueing. 



City of ) ^^ 
New York] ^^ 



Present 



>.ESqrs Aldermen 



[3331 






Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
Eighth day of October Anno DoUT 1734. 

Robert Lurting ESq«" Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq*" Recorder 

John Cruger 

Harmanus Vangelder 

Frederick Philipse 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Anthony Rutgers 

John Roosevelt 

Johannes Hardenbroeck 

John Chambers 

John Moore 

Petrus Rutgers 

ISaac De Peyster 

Garret Roos 

Abel Hardenbroeck 

Alderman Roosevelt of the East Ward hath Returned that John 
Vanderhule Jun'' is duely Elected to Serve in the Office of A Constable 
for the Said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of Anthony 
Duane. 

Alderman Cruger of the Dock Ward hath Returned that Johan. 
Frederick Gunter is duely Elected to serve in the Office of A Con- 
stable for the Said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of 
Nathaniel Marston Jun^ 

( )rdercd the Mayor Execute the Grants for the Water Lotts on the 
Dock Street Wharfe under the seal of this Corporation to Elizabeth 
CIoH<. John Clock and Peternella Clock, Josiah Miliiken, Abraham 
Varicl: and Thomas Jeff ryes, Wessell Wessclls, John Vandeventer 



>► Assistants. 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 227 

Stephen Bayard and Abraham De Peyster, they Executing & deliver- 
ing Counter parts thereof under their hands and seals Respectively in 
the Book of Grants of this Corporation 

The Draught of A Grant for a piece of Land to Robert Long 
ESq'^ Commander of his Majestys ship Seaford, at Turtle Bay was 
read and and amended and Ordered the same be Engrossed According 
to the amendments, and that M*" Mayor Execute the same under the 
Common Seal of this Corporation 

Alderman Pliilipse of the South Ward hath Returned that William 
Lewis is duelv Elected to serve in the Office of A Constable for the 
Said Ward for the Year Ensueing in the Room of Lawrence Vander- 
spiegel 

This Colrt being Informed that M^ Christopher Fell (who was 
lately Returned to serve in the Office of Alderman for Montgomerie 
Ward ) is not A Freeman of this Corporation nor A Freeholder within 
the said Ward, it is therefore hereby Ordered, that the Doorkeeper of 
this Court do g^ive Notice to the Said M^ Fell to Attend this Court on 
fryday r.ext at ten a Clock in the Morning, to make it Appear to this 
Court tbat ! : is duely qualified to serve in the said Office of Alderman. 

City of ^ Att a Common Council held at the 

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

Eleventh day of October Anno Dofflf 1734. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
John Cruger 
Harmanus X'^angelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
Tohn Roosevelt 
Toliannes Hardcnbroeck 

m 

John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Garret Roos 

[3^4] M^r Judith X'inccnt personally Appeared before this Court and 
prayed tliat the Water Lott X* 2 on the Dock Street Wharfe fronting 
to her Tenement tnay by this Corporation be Granted to her son John 
Smith ;ind to his Heirs and assigns for Ever upon the like Covenants 
&c : as ti^e Other Water Lotts on that Block arc Granted to the Otfier 



>.Esqrs Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



^ 



228 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Freeholders and Inhabitants of tlic Dock Street Wharf e and that M' 
Mayor Execute A Grant for the Same under the seal of this Corpo- 
ration. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor of 
this Corporation the sum of two pounds Seven shil- 
lings and Six pence Current Money of this Colony, 
it being for the like sum by him paid & disbursed 
for Carting of Timber out of the Parade before the Fort in the year 
1728. and for A speaking Trumpet for the use of this Corporation (in 
1733) in Case of fire as appears by his Acc^. which is Audited and 
allowed 



No 

597 
Warrant Issued 



City of ) 
New York ( 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
fourteenth day of October Anno DoUT 1734. 

Present Robert Lurting ESqf Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq*^ Recorder 
John Cruger 



"^ 



Harmanus Vangelder 
Frederick Philipse 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Anthony Rutgers 
John Roosevelt 
Johannes Hardenbroeck 
John Chambers 
John Moore 
Petrus Rutgers 
ISaac De Peyster 
Abel Hardenbroeck 



>.ESq'? Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



J 



This day M"^ Mayor Attended by the Recorder, Aldermen and As- 
sistants, as well the Old Aldermen and Assistants as those lately Elected, 
and the High Sheriff, Town Clerk, Treasurer, Coroner, High Con- 
stable, Constables and Other Officers of this Corporation at the hour of 
Eleven in the forenoon of the same day went in their formalities from 
the City Hall to his Majestys Garrison Fort George and their waited 
on his Excellency William Cosby ESqf Cap*. General and Governour in 
Chief of this Colony, and therie the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parlia- 
ment to be taken Instead of the Oaths of Alegiance and supremacy, 
the Test and Abjuration Oath in the Presence and by the Order of his 
Excellency the Governour were Administred to the Said Robert Lurt- 
ing ESqf as Mayor, Clerk of the Markett. and Water Eavliff of this 



OF THE CITY OF NEW VOKK 229 

City of New York and also as one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace 
for the City and County of New York, and also the Usual Oaths of 
Office of Mayor, Clerk of the Markett Water Bayliff and Justice of the 
Peace in the presence of all the Aldermen and Members of this Court 
both Old and lately Elected, and thereupon M^ Mayor Acquainted his 
Excellency the Governour, that Pursuant to the Authority unto him 
Granted by his Majestys Royal Charter he had Appointed Gerrardus 
Stuyvesant ESq^ One of the Aldermen of the Said City, to be Deputy 
Mayor of this City and Corporation, if his Excellency Approved there- 
of, to which his Excellency was pleased to Answer, the Choice was 
Agreeable to him, and he Approved thereof that the said Gerrardus 
Stuyvesant should be Deputy Mayor of this City of New York Accord- 
ingly. Whereupon Mf Mayor Attended as Aforesaid Returned to 
the City Hall, where after the Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation 
[335] made for Silence, the Commissions of the Mayor, Clerk of the 
Markett and Water Bayliff and the Commissions of the High Sheriflf 
were published, and then the Court Returned to the Common Council 
Chamber, where the Mayor Resumed the Chair and then According to 
the directions of his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to this Corpora- 
tion, the said Mayor Administred the Oaths Aforesaid Appointed by 
Act of Parliament to be taken Instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
supremacy, the Test and Abjuration Oath and the Usual Oaths for the 
due Execution of their Respective Offices unto the Respective officers 
following (Vizt) 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 

John Walter ^^.^ .,, 1. . ^. r ^r ^r t 

ru ' t^ u r n ESq'"'* Aldermen of the City of New York, 

^nnsiopner I'^eii it* r t r% <•« y^* * 

c. I r> 1 and Justices of the Peace for the City and 

Stephen Bavard >^ rxr xr» .. ,.. 

c- T u ' I Count v of New York and they tooke their 

Simon Johnson , ' • .1 r- . \ j- 1 

xnrxy p places HI the Court Accordingly 

Johannes Burger 

John Moore 

Johannes Waldron 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Ede Myer 

Henry Bogaert 

Evert Byvanck 

John Symes ESqf High Sheriflf of the City and County of New York, 

Cornelius De Peyster ESq' Treasurer 



'N 



Assistants for the City of New York and they 
took their places in Common Council 
Accordingly 



23© 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Richard Nicholls ESq' Coroner 
Jepthah Smith High Constable. 

t Daniel Bonnet. Thomas Wenman his Deputy 

Hohn Byvank Since Sworn 

J Edward Hayter 

) James Kennedy Since Sworn 

\ Joshua Qi 



East Ward 



West Ward 



North Ward 
South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 

Ward 
Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 

City of ) gg 
New York J 

Present 



>. Constables 



fuereau 
Paulus Hoppe 
Samuel Rout 
William Lewis 
Johannes Montagne 
Johan Frederick Gunter 
Philip Soper 
Peter Delamontagne 
Charles Dawson 
David De Voor 
William Waldron 
Hohn Dyckman 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Munday the 
fourteenth day of October Anno Dolfl 1734. 

Robert Lurting ESq*^ Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq*^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Walter 
Christopher Fell 
Stephen Bayard 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
[336] John Moore 

Johannes Waldron 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Ede Myer 
Evert Byvanck 
Henry Bogaert 

M^ Mayor having Appointed Jepthah Smith (who was lately 
Elected into the Office of Constable of the West Ward) to be High 
Constable of this City for the Year Ensueing and who this day was 



yESq" Aldermen. 






>> Assistants 



^ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



23» 



Sworn into that Office. It is therefore Ordered that M^ Mayor Issue 
his Warrant to the Alderman of the West Ward to Cause A fitt Per- 
son to be Elected in the Office of Constable for the Year Ensueing in 
the Room of the Said Jepthah Smith, & that the Election be made on 
fryday Next. 

It is Unanimously Agreed that the Charter of this Corporation be 
forthwith Printed and that M^ Recorder, Alderman Walter, Alder- 
man Bayard, Alderman Johnson and M^ Moore or any three of them 
be a Committee to Agree with A Printer for the Speedy Printing of 
the same upon the Easiest Terms, and that the Copy to be Printed be 
first Carefully Examined with the Original. 

Ordered that Alderman Walter, 
Mem January 3I'^ 1734/5 Alderman Bayard, Alderman Fell, M^ 
Alderman Johnson & M' Moore, Mf Le Roux and Mf Beyvanck 
Fred Added to this Committee or anv four of them be A Committee 

of this Court to Audit the Treasurers 
Boc^s and Accounts and all Other Publick Accounts of this Corpora- 
tion; and make Return of their Audit on the Treasurers Books and 
Accounts with all Expedition. 

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

New Yorkl City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

twenty fifth day of October Anno DoiH 

1734. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant "^ 
John Walter 
Christopher Fell 

Stephen Bayard ^ESq" Aldermen 

Simon Johnson 
William Roome 
Johannes l^urger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Edc Mver 

m 

Henry Bogaert 
Evert Bwanck 



^ 



> Assistants 



2 32 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Alderman Roome of the West Ward hath Returned that James 
Kennedy Barber is duely Elected into the Office of A Constable for the 
Said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of Jepthah Smith High 
Constable. 

The Committee Appointed to Agree with A Printer for Printing the 
Charter Report, that they have Agreed with John Peter Zenger Printer 
in manner following (to witt) that he will Print the same on very good 
Paper and in good and fair Characters for seven pounds, and the 
Benefitt Accruing on the sale of the Printed Copys to be for his own 
use ; and that he will Print Six Copys and bind them up Very Neatly 
for the Corporation to dispose of or Present, to whom they Shall think 
proper, and that he is to Print the Act of Assembly which Confirms the 
Said Charter in the same Book, which Report is Approved, and Or- 
dered that a fair Copy of the Said Charter be made [337I for the 
Printer Accordingly by the Town Clerk, and that the same Committee 
do take Care the same be forthwith Perfected. 

Ordered that the Water Lott Number two upon the Dock street 
Wharfe (at the Request of M*"? Judith Vincent) be Granted unto her 
son in Law Adrian Hier of Freehold in New Jersey Merchant and to 
his Heirs and Assigns for Ever any former Order of this Court to the 
Contrary Notwithstanding and that M^ Mayor Execute A Grant for 
it e same under the Common seal of this Corporation. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M*^ Anthony Ham the Door- 

598 keeper to the Common Council or Order the Sum of 
Warrant Issued two pounds ten Shillings Current Money of New 

York in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due 
and Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant October. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M*" Anthony Lamb the Over- 

599 seer of the fire Engines or Order the sum of three 
Warrant Issued pounds Current Money of this Colony in full of one 

Quarter of A Years Sallary due and Ending the 
first day of this Instant October. 

Ordered M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the East 
Ward for the Electing a fitt Person to serve in the Office of A Con- 
stable in the Room of John Vanderhulc who is departed this Province. 



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233 



City of ) gg 
New York I 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
fourth dav of November Anno Domini 

1734. 

Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 

Francis Hanson ESq*^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant '^ 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldroii 

John Moore 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Evert Byvanck 

Ede Myer 

Henry Bogaert 



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> Assistants 



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Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is here- 
by Ordained by the Authority of the same. That all the Printed Laws 
Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which were Made, Or- 
dained, Established and Published the Ninth day of November last 
past, be, and are hereby Made, Ordained, Renewed, Established and 
Published, and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for one Year from and after the date hereof, and the same 
Printed Laws were the same day (after the Ringing of three Bells at 
the City Hall and Proclamation made for silence) Published Accord- 
ingly. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Rynier Burger Blacksmith or 
Order the sum of two pounds thirteen shillings and 
Six pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 
his Acct for Iron, & Blacksmiths work done to the 

City Hall, Prison & Locks in September 1733 as Appears by his Ace* 

which is audited bv this Court and allowed 



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Warrant Lssued 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[338] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell Marshall of 

601 this City or Order the sum of thirty four pounds 

Warrant Issued four shillings and six pence Current Money of this 

Colony in full of his Accl for one years Sallary as 
Supervisor of the Watch and for fire and Candle for them due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of October last, for Glazing the Windows 
in the City Hall, for Iron Work for the Prisons, for Emptying the 
Prison Tubbs, for Maintaining some Madmen in Prison and Other 
services (to which Acct he made Oath) as Appears by his Ace' which 
is Audited by this Court and Allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Bayard, Alderman Johnson, Alderman 
Fell, M'^ Moore, M'^ Le Roux and M' Myer or any four of them be 
a Committee to Enquire into what Title Casper Kimber (on the several 
Demsies of Cornelius Courtrecht and Others) hath to some Lands in 
the Out Ward of this City near the Harlem Line formerly sold by this 
Corporation to Jacob Dekey, and make A Report of their Opinion 
what will be proper for this Corporation to do in that Affair with all 
Expedition 

Ordered the Freedoms of this Corporation be Presented unto Capt 
Matthew Norris and Capl Robert Long Commanders of his Majesty s 
Ships Tartar & Seaford in the words following (Vizt) 

City of ) ^^ Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor and the Aldermen 

New Yorkj of the City of New York To all to whom these 

Presents Shall Come Send Greeting. We the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York aforesaid as- 
sembled in Common Council being willing to Demonstrate the great 
Value and Esteem we have for the Person of Matthew Norris ESq^ 
Commander of his Majestys Ship the Tartar (the Station ship of this 
Colony) and son of the Honourable Sir John Norris Admiral of his 
Majestys Royal Navy of Great Brittain; and who being lately A 
worthy Member of the Honourable House of Commons of Great 
Brittain, did in that House Strenuously Oppose and give his Vote 
against the Bill passed in favour of the Sugar Colonies: and being 
truly sensible of the Loyalty, Courage, Conduct and Abilities of the 
Said Matthew Norris and of his sincere and heartv affection towards 
this Colony and City, and to the Interest thereof, and also of his near 
Alliance to us by his Marriage with our Country Woman the worthy 
Daughter of the Honourable Lewis Morris ESq*^ A Native of this 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 235 

City, and being desirous of Receiving so vvortliy a Member into this 
Corporation and that he should be Presented with the Freedom there- 
of. These are therefore to Certifie and declare that the Said Matthew 
Norris ESq^ is hereby Admitted Received and Allowed A Freeman 
and Citizen of the Said City To Have Hold Enjoy and Partake of all 
the Benefitts Liberties Priviledges Franchises Freedoms and Immuni- 
ties whatsoever Granted or Belonging to the same City. 

In Testimony whereof the Said Mayor hath hereunto subscribed 
his Name and Caused the seal of the Said Cit>' to be affixed the fourth 
day of November in the Eighth Year of the Reign of our sovereign 
Lord George the second by the Grace of God King of Great Brittain 
France and Ireland Defender of the faith &c : and in the Year of our 
Lord One thousand seven hundred and thirtv four. 

«r 

^ Order of Common Council RobT Lurting 

Will Sharpas Cl 

City of ) ^^ Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor and the Aldermen 

New York J of the City of New York To all to whom these 

Presents Shall Come Send Greeting. We the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York Aforesaid As- 
sembled in Common Council being willing to Demonstrate the great 
Value and Esteem we [339] Have for the Person of Robert Long ESq"^ 
Commander of his Majestys ship the Seaford (the Station ship of this 
Colony) and being truly sensible of the Loyalty Courage, Conduct, and 
Abilities of the said Robert Long, and of his sincere and hearty affec- 
tion towards this Colony and City, and to the Interest thereof, and 
being desirous of Receiving so worthy A Member into this Corporation 
and that he should be Presented with the Freedom thereof. These 
are therefore to Certifie and declare that the Said Robert Long ESq^ 
is hereby Admitted Received and Allowed A Freeman and Citizen of 
the Said City. To Have Hold Enjoy & Partake of all the Benefits 
Liberties Priviledges Franchises Freedoms and Immunities whatsoever 
Granted or belonging to the Same City In Testimony whereof the 
Said Mayor hath hereunto Subscribed his Name and Caused the Seal 
of the Said City to be affixed the fourth day of November in the Eighth 
Year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by the 
Grace of God King of Great Brittain France and Ireland Defender of 
the faith 4c: and in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred 
and thirty four. 

^ Order of Common Council R(a;T Lirting 

Will Sharpas Cl 



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236 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

NewYorkJ City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

fifteenth day of November Anno DoTfl 1734. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq'^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Walter 
Stephen Bayard 
William Roome 
Christopher Fell 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Ede Myer 
Evert Byvanck 
Henry Bogaert 

The Petition of M'^ Egbert Van Borsom was read praying A Grant 
of this Corporation for the Water Lotts fronting his Land and Tene- 
ments lying on the East side of Van Clyffs Slip &c: it is therefore 
Ordered that Alderman Walter Alderman Fell M*" Le Roux and M' 
Fred or any three of them be a Committee to Cause the Said Water 
Lotts desired by the Petitioner to be Surveyed by the Sworn surveyor 
or Surveyors of this City (at the Expence of the Petitioner) and to 
Ascertain the Demensions and Boundaries thereof and to Report to this 
Court on what Terms and Annual Rent and under what Covenants and 
Conditions the said Water Lotts Ought to be Granted. 

Ordered that Alderman Fell, Alderman Burger M*^ Le Roux, M^ 
Fred and M*" Bogaert or any three of them be a Committee to Inspect 
and Enquire for a proper House and Ground to be purchased by this 
Corporation to be Converted into a House of Correction and a Work- 
house and upon what Terms Such A Convenient House can be pur- 
chased and in what place and of whom and make their Report with all 
Convenient Expedition 

[340] Ordered that M^ Christopher Bancker forthwith Remove 4 
take away the fence which which he lately Caused to be put upon the 
Lands of this Corporation near the Fresh Water and that Alderman 
Fell Acquaint him with this Order. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 237 

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

New York I City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

One and twentieth day of November Anno 
Dom 1734 

Present Robert Lurting ESq*^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Ede Myer 
Evert Byvanck 
Henry Bogaert 

Capi Van Horn and Colt Morris Jun^ Brought to this Court A 
Message from the General Assembly in the words following (Viz*.) 

Die Jo vis 9!* a : m : 2i*? Novemb'^ 1734 

Ordered that Capl Van Horn and Colt Morris Jun'^ wait on the Cor- 
poration now Convened in Common Council with the Copy of a Oausc 
Intended to be incerted in a Bill now under Committment for Erecting 
A Battery on Capsy Rocks, and desire them to Signifie to this House 
whether they have any Objection to the Incerting the Said Clause. 

The Clause to be incerted in the Bill is in the Words following 
(Vizt) And to the End that when A Battery shall be So built and 
Erected as afores^ may not be Rendred useless by Buildings to Blind 
and Encumber the same. Be it Enacted bv the same Authoritv, that 
after the Publication of this Act no manner of Housen or Other Edifices 
whatever (Except for Platforms, Batteries or Other Fortifications) 
Shall be built or Erected Either in the River or in any part or parts 
which now Overflow with the Water from and between the Westerly 
part of the Battery so as aforesaid to be built, on Capse Rocks to the 
place Commonly Called and known by the Name of Ells Corner or 
Slip on Hudsons River any Law Grant or any Other Gaim or Pre- 
tensions whatsoever to the Contrary thereof in anv wise Notwith- 
Standing. 



238 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

In Axswkr to which Message and Clause it is Ordered by this 
Court, that Alderman Johnson and Alderman Bayard do wait upon the 
General Assembly and Acquaint them that this Corporation have no 
Objections to the Incerting the Clause mentioned in the Bill now under 
Committment for Erecting A Battery on Capse Rocks. Saving to this 
Corporation the undoubted Right they have to the Soil from High 
Water Mark to low Water Mark from Whitehall to Elds Corner. 

Ordered that unless M^ Christopher Bancker Remove the Trespass 
and his fence which he lately Caused to be put upon the Lands of this 
Corporation near the fresh Water by Tuesday next, that the Marshalls 
of this City or one of them do Cause the same Trespass to be Removed 
and the fence pulled down ; and that if they or Either of them are sued 
for so doing, that this Corporation will Justifie the same and Indemp- 
ni fie him or them in the Execution of this Order. 

(341] City of ) ^^ Att a Common Council held at the 

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

twenty Ninth day of November Anno Dofn 

1734. 
Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
William Roome 
John Walter 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Moore 
John Fred 
Ede Mver 

m 

Evert Bvvanck 
Henry Bogaert 

Resolved that twelve Able and sufficient Inhabitants, Freeholders 
or Freemen of this Corporation (Including two Constables) be hired 
by this Corporation to he the Watch of this City untill the first day of 
May next Ensueing. That one of the Constables with five of the Said 
Watchmen do Watch Every Night during that time and that they be 
the Constables Watch of this City, and that they do Watch at Such 
hours times and Places Pursuant to the Orders Regulations and direc- 
tions of the Mavor and Aldermen of this Citv. And that the Aldermen 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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and Assistants of the Six Wards on the South Side of the Fresh Water 
be A Committee and do give Notice to four sufficient and able Men of 
their Said Wards to attend them at the City Hall of this City on Tues- 
day next at ten A Clock in the Morning in Order to Agree with that 
Number of Watchmen for the Term Aforesaid. 



City of ) ^^ 
New York j 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
Sixth day of December Anno DoM 1734. 



Present Robert Lurting ESq*^ Mayor 
William Roome ^ 

John Walter 
Christopher Fell 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
John Moore 
John Fred 
Evert Byvanck 
Henr\' Bogaert 



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The Committee Appointed to Agree with ten able Men to be the 
Watch of this City (together with two Constables) untill the first day 
of May next Ensueing do Report that they have Agreed with RoelifiF 
\ an Maepelen, Jacobus Delamontagne, Nicholas Deforeest, Michael 
Cornelisse, Cornelius Fulliman, Johannes Myer Gysbert Garretse. 
G\ 5»l>crt Bogaert, John Powelse and Nicholas Burger who with A Con- 
stable each Night are to be the Constable and Watch of this City from 
tJK- fourth day of this Instant December to the first day of May next 
Ensueing [342] (that is to Say) five of the Said Watchmen together 
with A Constable Every Night to Watch during the Said time for five 
])ounds ten Shillings each Man, during that Term, According to Such 
( )rders and Regulations as Shall be given them by the Mayor and 
Alderrncn of this City ; and that five of the Said Watchmen with A 
Consta]>ie do Watch ever}- Night Alternately during that time. And 
this Cnri)oration will supply them with sufficient fire and Candle during 
the Term aforesaid. And that for Encouragement to the Constables to 
be .liligont and Circumspect in performance of the Dutys of 
Office upon the Said Watch, tliat twenty shillings be allowed 
( V-^^ih1.^ for their ffood service on the Said Watch. Which ] 



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240 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Approved and Ordered the Persons abovesaid with A Constable be the 
Watch of this City Accordingly for the Term aforesaid. 

Ordered that M^ Robert Crannell Supply the Watch of this City 
with sufficient fire and Candle to the first day of May Next, and that 
he be Allowed by this Corporation for so doing the sum of ten pounds 
Current Money of this Colony, to which Order the Said Robert Cran- 
nell agreed to & undertooke to furnish the fire and Candle Accordingly. 

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

NewYorki City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

twentieth day of December Anno DoUT 1734. 

Present Robert Lurting ESq*^ Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

William Roome ^ 

Stephen Bayard 

Christopher Fell 

Simon Johnson 

Johannes Burger 

John Moore 

John Fred 

Ide Myer 

Evert Byvanck 

Henry Bogaert 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 

602 Whipper of this City or Order the Sum of two 

Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Current Money of this Colony 

in full of A Quarter of A Years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

Whereas the Nessessitv, Number and Continual Increase of the 
Poor within this City is very great and Exceeding burthensome to the 
Inhabitants thereof for want of a Workhouse and House of Correction 
AND Whereas there is not yet any Provision made for the Relief and 
setting on Work of Poor Needy Persons and Idle Wandring Vaga- 
bonds, Sturdy Beggars and Others, who frequently Committ divers 
misdemeanors within the Said City, who living Idly and unimployed, 
become debauched and Instructed in the Practice of Thievery and 
Debauchery, for Remedy whereof, it is unanimously Agreed by this 
Court and Resoia-kd that there be forthwith built. Erec^td and Made 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 241 

at the Charge of this Corporation A good, Strong and Convenient 
House and Tenement, upon part of the unimproved Lands of this Cor- 
poration, on the North Side of the Lands late of Colt Dongan Commonly 
Called the Vineyard. And that Alderman Roome, Alderman Bayard, 
Alderman Fell, Alderman Burger, M*^ Moore, M^ Bogaert and M^ Fred 
or any five of them be a Committee to lay out a Convenient piece of 
I^nd there, for that use, large Enough to Erect Additional Buildings 
thereupon, [343] for Workhouse and Other Conveniencys, if Occasion 
Require, and for Needfull Yardroom and Garden; and Cause the Sur- 
veyors of this City to make a Draft thereof. That the House and 
Tenement to be built thereupon be of the Demensions following ( Vizt) 
fifty Six foot long, twenty four foot wide from Outside to Outside, two 
Stories high, with A good Cellar, all of Stone and the Same to be 
divided into Such and so many Rooms as the Said Committee shall 
direct, axd that the said Committee in the Name and for the use of 
this Corporation, do Agree and Contract for Timber, Stone and Other 
Materialls, and Workmen and Labourers for the Speedy Carrying on 
of the Said Building assoon as the season of the year will permitt 
which said Building shall be Called the Publick Workhouse and House 
of Correction of the Said City, and Imployed and Appropriated for 
that use; and that the same Committee do make their Report to this 
Court of their proceedings therein with all Convenient Expedition. 

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

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

Seventeenth dav of Januarv Anno DoM 

1734/5 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Ede Mver 
Evert Hvvanck 
Henry Hopaort 

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242 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M*^ Alexander Malcolm the Pub- 
lick schoolmaster of this Citv or Order the sum of 
ten fxounds Current Money of this Colony, out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the sixth Year of his present Majest>'s Reign Entituled An Act 
to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for Teaching 
Latin Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of one Quarter of a 
Years Reward or sallary due to the Said Alexander Malcolm and 
Ending the first day of December last past. 

Ordered that for and in Consideration of the sum of Seventeen 
pounds of Current Money of this Colony this Corporation do Grant to 
Haeusewel Van Kueren and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever. A 
Certain Slip or Gore of Ground Situate and lying in Montgomerie 
Ward within this City Contiguous to his own now dwelling House and 
Ground as the same is Surveyed and described by A Draught thereof 
under the hand of M^ Francis Marschalck one of the Surveyors of 
this City, and that upon the said Van Keuren's paying to the Treasurer 
of this Corporation the said seventeen pounds for the use of [344] 
this City, and paying and Satisfying all Charges and Expences for the 
survey, Grant and Recording thereof that M*" Mayor Execute A Grant 
Accordingly for the same under the seal of this Corporation. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Mf Robert Crannell or Order the 

603 sum of four pounds seven shillings and four pence 
Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of his Ace*, for 

fire and Candle for the Watch from the fourteenth 
day of October last, to the fourth day of December following, for 
Mending the Cage, Mending A Lock, Sweeping Chimneys, A Lanthorn, 
a Broom, Tubbs for the Prisons &c: as Appears by his Accl which is 
Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M*" Anthony Lamb the Over- 

604 seer of the Fire Engines or Order the sum of three 
Warrant Issued * pounds thirteen Shillings and ten j>ence Current 

Money of this Colony in full of one Quarter of A 
Years sallary due and Ending the first Instant, and disburstments laid 
out \\]xm the Said Engines as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and Albiwcd. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 243 

Thk following Report was read and Ordered to be Entred 

(Viz*.) 

^ *^ New York the ii't" October 1734 

Wee the Committee Appointed 
Audit of the Treasurers Acc^i: by an Order of Common Council of 
from y^: 14^'" October 1730 to the the fourteenth day of October last 
14't October 1733 past for Auditing the Publick ac- 

counts of this Corporation do Re- 
port, that by X'ertue of the Said Order, Wee have Examined and 
Audited the Books and Accounts of Cornelius De Peyster ESq*" the 

City Treasurer from the I4'^ day of October 1730 
Ballance due to y^ to the 14*1* day of October 1733. at which day wee 
Corpora ti on find the Ballance in the hands of the said Treas- 
£530 - 19 - o6;V:4 . urer in favour of this Corporation to amount unto 

the sum of five hundred and thirty pounds Nine- 
teen sliillings and six pence three farthings as Witness our hands 

John Cruger 
Fred: Philipse 
John Roosevelt 
Jn? Chambers 
ISaac De Peyster 

Thil roLLnwiNG REPORT was Read and Ordered to be Entred 

(\'izO 

New York December 25*1* 1734 

Wee the Committee Appointed 
Audit of the Treasurers Ace** by an Order of Common Council 
from y*^: 14^!? October 1733 to the fourteenth day of October last 
the 14^1'Otober 1734 past for Auditing the Publick Ac- 

counts of this Corporation do Re- 
port, tliat by \'ertue of the Said Order We have Examined & Audited 
tlic no<3ks and Accounts of Cornelius De Peyster Esq^ the City Treas- 
urtT from the 14*'.' day of October 1733 to the 14^!* day of October 

1734- at which day we find the Ballance in the 
Ballance due to y^ hands of the Treasurer in favour of this Corpo- 
Corporation ration to Amount to the sum of Six hundred and 
£613 II -06 ^4- thirteen poimds Eleven shillings and Six pence 

three farthings as Wittncss our hand 

Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell. 
Evert Byvanck 
John Moore 
Charles Lc Roux 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[345] City of 
New York 



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No 

605 
Warrant Issued 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 
One & thirtieth day of January Anno DolTI 

1734/5 
Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Rurgcr 
John Moore 
Johannes Waldron 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Ede Myer 
Anthony Bogaert 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M' Anthony Ham the Door- 
keeper to the Common Council or Order the sum of 
two pounds ten shillings Current Money of this 
Colony in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due 
and Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant January. 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson, and M^ Fred be Added to the 
Committee for Auditing^ the Treasurers Hooks and Ace*? and all Other 
Publick Acc^ of this Corporation, and that any five of the said Com- 
mittee be A quorum 

City of ) ^^ By the Mayor and Aldermen 

New York! Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further further Order as follow- 
eth (Vizi) 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh seven ounces and a half 
for A penny. 

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

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh two pounds Eight 
Ounces for four pence. 

A Wh EATEN Loaf the Courscst Bran onlv taken out and not Other- 
wise to ^\eigh three jKHnuls and one Ounce for four pence wheat being 
at four Shillings and Six pence Ip^ Bushcll. 

AxD Ordered that no Other Bread he made for Sale within this 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 245 

City (hard Biskett only Excepted) tliaii According to tlic above Assize, 
and all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice there- 
of and make their Bread Accordinelv. Dated at the Citv Hall the 
Eighteenth day of February in the Eighth year of his Majestys Reign 
Anno DoHT 1734/5 

^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Siiari'as CI 

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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the 26*V day of February Anno Dom 1734/5 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant "^ 

William Roome 

Stephen Bavard ,^,. ^ ... 

_, *: ^ , • .- y ESq*^^ Aldermen 

Christopher Fell '^ 

Simon John.«;on 

Johannes Burger 

John Moore 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred ^Assistants 

Evert Byvanck 

Henry Bogaert 

Upon the Petition of M^ John Sebring Resolvkd that the said John 
sebring have liberty to pull down and demolish that part of his House 
and Wharfe which Stands upon the Ground of this Corporation at or 
near the fferrv at Brookland, and that he have liberty to take and Carrv 
awav the Materialls of the said House and Wharfe and Convert them 
to his own use. 

Ordered (upon the Petition of M"" Israel Horsfield Butcher) that 
this Corporation do Lease to Said Israel Horsfield that part of the 
Wharfe and slaughter House he has lately built and put upon the Land 
of this Corporation near the Ferry at Brookland at the Annual Rent of 
five shillings, and that the same be only leased to him from year to year 
at the pleasure of this Corporation 

Ordered the Treasurer deliver to M^ Theophilus Elsworth or M*" 
David Provoost his security their P»ond for perfonnance of Covenants 
on the Expiration of the Lease of the fFerry made to the Said 
Theophilus Elsworth which determined the twenty fifth day of March 
in the year 1733. 

Ordered that Alderman Fell, Alderman Burger, M^ Fred and M^ 



246 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Byvanck or any three of them (CalHng to their Assistance the survey- 
ors of this Corporation) be a Committee to lay out the High Roads 
from Spring Garden Gate to freshwater and from the Gate at the End 
of Queen Street to the freshwater to meet the Other Road at fresh- 
water, as the same was laid out by Act of Assembly by William Ander- 
son, Clement Elswert, and Pieter Van Oblienis the 21*1* day of June 1707 
that they Cause a Draught to be made thereof, that the Said Roads may 
be Exactly Ascertained and publickly known, which are to be of the 
breadth of four Rodds at the least. 

Ordered that Beletie Teneyck Widow, Samuell Teneyck and John 
Hunt and Beletie his wife and Others, who have petitioned this Corpo- 
ration for the Grant of the Water Lott on the East Side of Coenties Slip 
N® I. have Notice to attend this Court the next Common Council Either 
by themselves or their Council to make Appear their several pretences 
or Claims to the Grant of the Said Lott if any they have. 

Ordered that the Dock and Slips of this City be Lett to ffarm for 
the Term of three Years to Commence the first day of May next En- 
sueing by Publick Outcry at the House of M*" Obadiah Hunt next to the 
Custom House, on fryday the 28*!? day of March next at three a Clock 
in the afternoon to the highest bidder on the Conditions following 
(Vizt) 

Conditions for Letting to ffarm the Dock and slips of the City of 
New York for the Term of three years to Commence the first day of 
May next Ensueing the date hereof at Publick Outcry to the highest 
biclcler at the House of M*" Obadiah Hunt Next the Custom House in 
this City on an Annual Rent to be paid quarterly. (Viz*) 

That The Farmer or Lessee or his Assigns shall Covenant to pay 
the Annual Rent of the said Dock and slips to the Treasurer of this 
City of New York for the [347] use of the Corporation by four Equal 
quarterly payments 

That the Farmer or Lessee or his Assigns at his or their own 
proper Cost, Charge and Expence shall from time to time during the 
Said Term and as often as it shall be Need full and Nessessary Cleanse, 
Remove and Carry away all the Soil, sand, Gravell Rubbish or what 
Else that shall or may lye in the Mouth or Entrance of the Said Dock, 
so that no sloops Boats or Other Vessells that Can lye or Harbour in 
the Said Dock may be Obstructed or hindred from Entring the Said 
Dock, by Reason of the Mouth or Entrance of the Said Dock not being 
kept Cleansed 

That the Farmer or Lessee shall be Obliged before or at the Execu- 
tion of the Lease for the said Dock and slips to give Bond with one or 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 247 

more sufficient securities in such sum of Money as the Committee for 
Letting to ffarm the Said Dock and slips shall Judge NeedfuU, for the 
true performance of the Covenants Contained in the Said Lease and 
for the Payment of the Annual Rent. 

That if the Farmer or Lessee shall Neglect or Refuse to Execute 
his part of the Lease with Bond for performance of Covenants as afore- 
said, that then and in such Case the Said Dock and slips shall be again 
Demised and lett to ffarm and if flfarmed at less than at firsts the first 
ffarmer shall make good and pay the less with all Charges and Ex- 
pences Accruing thereby and if ffarmed for more, the first ffarmer to 
have no Benefitt thereby. 

That it Shall and may be law full for any Person or Persons whom- 
soever to to take and Carry Away out of the Said Dock and Slips or 
any of them any of the Mudd and soil thereon and Convert the same to 
their own use 

That the Mayor Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New 
York shall Covenant that the ffarmer or Lessee of the said Dock and 
slips or his Assigns shall and may have take and Receive to his and their 
own use all the Proffitts and Revenue Arising and Accruing by the said 
Dock and Slips, during the said Term, and that they the Said Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonality shall and Will from time to time Repair 
the Common Sewer long Bridge and the Wharfs Inclosing the Dock 
in such manner as thev shall sec Needfull and Convenient. 



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

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

one & thirtieth day of March Anno DolTT 

1735- 

Present Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuvvesant 
William Roome 
John Walter 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Moore 
John Fred 
Ede Mver 
Evert Byvanck 
Henr>' Bogaert 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 






>* Assistants 



248 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M^ Alexander Malcohii the Pub- 
lick schoolmaster of this City or Order the sum of 
ten pounds Current Money of this Colony, out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General assembly of this Colony 
made in the Sixth Year of [348] his present Majestys Reign Entituled 
An Act to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for 
teaching Latin Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of one Quar- 
ter of A Years Reward or sallary due to the Said Alexander Malcolm 
and Ending the first day of this Instant March. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*^ Treasurer to pay to M'^ Edward Brewcn the 

606 Publick Whipper of this City the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Current Money of this Colony. 

in full of one quarter of a years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant March. 

PuRSiTAXT to the Order of this Court the twentv sixth dav of febru- 
ary last M^ Mayor together with A quorum of the Members of this 
Court do Report, that they Assembled at the House of M^ Obadiah 
H mt on fryday the twenty Eighth day of this Instant March at three 
a Clock in the afternoon, and there, by Publick Outcry Lett to ffarm 
the Dock and slips of this City unto M^ Andrew Law at the Annual 
Rent of Eighty three pounds ten shillings Current Money of this 
Colony for the Term of three Years to Commence the first day of May 
Next on the Conditions Agreed unto and Entred the last Common 
Council; (the said Andrew Law being the highest bidder) which Re- 
port is Approved and Ordered that M^ Mayor Execute a Lease for the 
same Accordingly under the seal of this Corporation, the said Andrew 
Law giving Bond in the sum of two hundred and sixty pounds with 
two good and sufficient securities for performance of Covenants. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N" Treasurer to pay to M' Anthony Lamb Overseer of 

607 the Fire Engines or Order the sum of three pounds 
Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of one Quarter 

of A Years Sallary due and Ending the first day of 

April Next. 
The Report of the Committee for Auditing the Publick Acc^*? was 
read in the Words following ( Vizt) Bv Vertue of an Order in writ- 
ing of this Board of the fourteenth day of October last, as also an 
Additional Order of the One and thirtieth day of January last, whereby 
John Walter, Stephen Bayard, Christopher Fell and Simon Johnson 
ESq" Aldermen, and John Moore, Charles Le Roux, Evert Byvanck 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 249 

and Jolin Fred Assistants or any five of us were Appointed to Examine 
into, and to Audit the Accounts of the several Officers of this Corpora- 
tion and to Report our Opinions thereon with all Convenient Expedition. 
We the subscribers have in Obedience to the said Orders Examined 
into the Ace** of the several Persons following (to witt) The account 
of M'" Abel Hardenbroeck Storekeeper of this City Magazine Entitled 
Accl of Gunpowder received in the Magazine of this City and delivered 
since the 21 January 1733 which he hath given in on Oath to be a Just 
and true Accl to the best of his knowledge, by which Ace* as also by A 
Receipt Subscribed by the Treasurer of this City he hath paid unto the 
Said Treasurer £43 : 14 : 6 out of £44 : 2 : 9 the amount of Storage 
for Powder delivered Since the 21*^ of January 1733 to the 22** of 
January last past, and the Remaining 8/3 for Money by him Advanced 
for the use of the said Magazine Also on Account of M^ Arnout Viele 
wl^ose father was formerly Storekeeper, whereby there Appears to be 
due iS: Owing to this Corporation from the Estate of Garret Viele de- 
ceased the sum of £2 :2 :o. from Charles Sleigh deceased 12/ from 
Andrew Law Jun*^ 6/ [349] And from M«^ Stephen De Lancey the sum 
of £15 :6 :6. which Account was given in by the Said Arnout Viele 
on Oath to be agreeable to the Book kept by the Said Garret Viele de- 
ceased in his life time. And also the Accounts of Andrew Law Dock- 
master from the first day of November 1727 to the first day of Novem- 
ber 1734. Entitled Acc^^ of the Sloops and Other Vessells Come into 
the Great Dock and Slips of the City of New York from the first day of 
November 1727 to the first day of November 1734 which Acc^? were 
also given in on Oath by the Said Andrew Law, whereby it Appears 
that this City is in Arrear to the said Andrew Law in the sum of 
£20 : 7 : gy2 and that the Total Amount of the Outstanding debts due 
from the several Persons therein Named, to this City, for the use of the 
Great Dock and slips Comes to £246 117 : o. We the subscribers are 
therefore humbly of Opinion that this Board would Appoint and Im- 
power some proper Person or Persons to Collect and Receive the 
Moneys due from the Persons above mentioned, and also from the 
several Persons who are in debt to this Corporation for the use of the 
Great Dock and slips. All which is Nevertheless humbly submitted to 
the Judgment of this Court by Your most humble and Obedient 

ser\'ants 

John Walter 

March y*: 31*1' 1735 S: Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

John Moore 

Evert Byvanck 



250 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Which Report is Approved by this Court and Ordered that M^ Arnout 
Viele be and is hereby Authorized and Appointed to Collect and Receive 
the Outstanding debts for Storage of Gunpowder mentioned in the 
Said Report and that he pay the same to the Treasurer of this Corpora- 
tion for the use thereof. And that Mf Evert Byvanck be, and is hereby 
Authorized and Appointed to Collect and Receive the Outstanding debts 
for Dock Money mentioned in the said Report, and that he pay the 
same to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation, 
deducting for his pains and trouble therein ten ^ cent for what sums 
he shall so Collect Receive and pay to the Treasurer aforesaid. 

Ordered that Alderman Bayard, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell, 
M*" Moore, M^ Le Roux and Mr Myer or any four of them (calling to 
their Assistance the surveyors of this City or one of them) be a Com- 
mittee to Cause an Exact Survey to be made of the Land formerly 
Granted by this Corporation to M^ Jacob Dekey in the Out Ward of 
this City ; that they Cause an Exact Draught to be made thereof with 
the quantity of Acres Contained therein, with the Buttihghs and 
Boundaries thereof, and make their Report with all Convenient Expedi- 
tion. 

The Committee for Building the Workhouse and House of Cor- 
rection Report in the words following (Vizi) Agreement made with 
M^ John Burger for Building the Workhouse and taking Accounts of 
all the Materialls to be used on the Stone and Brick Work (Viz*) 

For performing the above Work &c : £80 - 00-00 

For Seventy Gallons of Rum for the use of all the) ^. 

Masons and Labourers ( ~ ^'^ ~ 

For Seventy pounds of Sugar 01-05-00 

For Small Beer 02-10-00 

92- 10-00 
For Hire of Labourers 30-00-00 

122- 10-00 
March y* 31*? 1735 

which is Nevertheless Submitted by 

Henry Bogert Wilt Roome 

Jo? Fred Christopher Fell 

John Moore 

whkh Report is Approved 
by this Court. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 251 

[350] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*' Treasurer to pay to M*^ Johannes Burger or Order 

608 the sum of twenty {XDunds Current Money of this 

Warrant Issued Colony in part payment of the agreement made with 

him by this Corporation for Building the Workhouse 
and Mouse of Correction, for which sum he is to Account. 

The Committee for Building the Workhouse and House of Cor- 
rection Report in the words following (Vizi) We the Committee 
Appointed to Agree with Workmen for building the Workhouse have 
treated with M^ John Roomer who has Consented to perform all the 
Carpenters Work and take Charge of the Materialls to be used thereon 
for the sum of Eighty pounds ; with a further allowance of fifty Gallons 
of Rum. the Corporation to be at the Charge of the Liquor at laying 
the Beams and Raising the Roofe ; and further the Said M' Roomer is 
to build a shed for the Lime and securing the W^orkmens Tools, which 
is submitted to the Consideration of this Board. 

^, , .. W^itl Roonie 

March ve: 31*** 1735 i-u • * u 17 « 

"^ '^^ Christopher Fell 

John Moore 

Henry Bogert 

Jo? Fred 

which Report was read and Approved by this Court. 

Whereas A great Number of the Principal Merchants of this City 
have lately Represented to the Court of Common Council, that for 
divers Years past many great Frauds and Abuses have been, and Still 
are practised & Committed within this City in X'ending and Buying of 
flour for Exportation, not Merchantable, whereby the Credit and Repu- 
tation of this City (which the Citizens thereof so Justly Acquired) 
in the Trade thereof in one of its most Consirlerable Branches, is \'ery 
much lessen'd and if not Speedily Remedied : and such frauds and 
abuses detected and punished, will be utterly Ruined, to the great loss 
and damage of all the fair Traders and Inhabitants of this Corporation. 
To the End therefore that the Reputation of this City in i'ts Trade and 
Commerce mav be the better Establishe<l. and the Actors of Such frauds 
and Abuses detected and punished, and the l.vil and mischief aforesaid 
prevented, it is therefore Ordered that Alderman Walter. Alderman 
Johnson, Alderman Bayard. Aldermen Fell, M*" Moore, \\^ Myer, M'' 
Fred, M^ Bogert, and M^ Byvanck or the Majority of them be a Com- 
mittee to frame, draw up and bring in. the draui^ht of a proper I^w, 



252 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Order or Ordinance of this Gprporation, for prohibiting the Exporta- 
tion of all flour from this Corporation before the Same be Inspected & 
surveyed by a sworn Officer or Officers in that behalf to be appointed, 
and by him or them to be approved as good and Merchantable flour ; 
for the better preventing the frauds and Mischiefs aforesaid: and (if 
need be) that the said Committee do advise with and Employ Counsel 
learned in the Law for the more Effectual drawing the Law aforesaid, 



City of 
New York 



SS 



Present 



■N 



[351] 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
first day of May Anno DotTT 1735 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'" Deputy Mayor 

Francis Harison ESq^ Recorder 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

John Moore 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 



>■ ESq*"* Aldermen 






>► Assistants 



^ 



No 

609 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
the Treasurer to pay to RoelifT Van Maepelin, Jaco- 
but Delamontagne, Nicholas Deforeest, Michael 
Cornell sse, Cornelius Fulliman, Johannes Myer, 
Gysbert Garretse, Gysbert Bogaert, John Powelse, 
and Nicholas Burger, late Watchmen of this City, the sum of fifty five 
pounds Current Money of this Colony (that is to Say) the sum of five 
pounds ten shillings to each of them, and also the sum of twelve pounds 
to the twelve Constables of this City in the Six Wards on the south 
side of the fresh Water, (that is to Say) twenty shillings to each 
Constable in full of their service for the Constables Watch of this 
City from the Sixth day of December last to this day which in the 
whole amounts to Sixty seven pounds. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell 
Cap^. Fred or any three of them be a Committee to agree with Six able 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



253 



Citizens of this City to be Watchmen of this City for two Months from 
the date hereof, who together with A Constable each Night are to be 
the Watch of this City for that Term. 

The Committee Appointed to make an Exact Survey of the Land 
Granted by this Corporation to Jacob Dekey was read in the words fol- 
lowing (Vizi) By Vertue of an Order in writing of this Court of the 
3I*^ day of March last, whereby Stephen Bayard, Simon Johnson, and 
Christopher Fell ESq*"! Aldermen, and John Moore, Charles Le Roux, 
and Ide Myer Assistants or any four of us (Calling to our assistance 
the surveyors of this City or any one of them) were appointed to Cause 
an Exact survey to be made of the Land formerly Granted by this Cor- 
poration to M^ Jacob Dekey in the Out Ward of this City, also to Cause 
an Exact Draught to be made thereof with the quantity of Acres Con- 
tained therein, with the Buttings and Boundaries thereof, and to make 
Report thereof with all Convenient Expedition. We the subscribers 
in Obedience to the said Order do Report that we have been upon and 
Viewed the premisses in Controversie and Caused an Exact survey and 
Draught to be made thereof which is hereunto annexed. And further 
do Unanimously Report as our Opinion that the Lands in Question was 
Conveyed by this Corporation to Dekey and is Comprehended within 
the South Line of the Annexed Draught That we are Convinced the 
Corporation had not any Right or Title thereunto and that as this is 
undubitably true (as Evidently Appears from the several Grants to the 
Claimers and Others which are Prior to the Charter and likewise from 
the situation of the Land) We are therefore humbly of Opinion that 
as it is our indispensable Duty to prevent (as much as in us lays) all 
unne[ce]ssary Charge of this Corporation, this Corporation should 
Agree (as we have done) to these following Particulars. First to pay 
or Cause to be paid unto Harmen Vandewater and Adrian Hoghlandt 
Grantees of De Key for Every Acre Contained within the south Line 
and the foot of Harlem Hill, distinguished in the annexed Draught by 
the words (the Land in Contest) the sum of four pounds five shillings ; 
Secondly that [352] The Said Grantees of De Key do Immediately 
upon the payment thereof Execute A good and sufficient Release to this 
Corporation and the Claimers of all their Estate Right Title or Interest 
of, in or to the Said Lands in Question, and also Exonerate & discharge 
the Corporation of and from all manner of Claim and pretence whatso- 
ever which they now have, have had, or hereafter may have for or by 
Reason of the premisses in any wise howsoever. Thirdly that the 
Claimers do Release and discharge this Corporation and the Grantees 



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xMINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



of De Key of and from all Action and Actions Cause or Causes of 

Action touching or Concerning the Premisses or any part thereof Either 

for or Concerning the Land or the mean profitts of it or of any Other 

Cause matter or thing touching or Concerning the same And Lastly 

that the Claimers or one of them pay or Cause to be paid before they 

are put into the Possession of the Lands in dispute (According to their 

promise ) the sum of three pounds for and towards^ the payment of the 

Money to the Grantees aforesaid, All which is Nevertheless humbly 

submitted to the Judgment of this Court by Your most humble and 

Obedient servants 

Stephen Bayard 

New York May ye: i®^ 1735 S: Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

John Moore 

Charles Le Roux 

which Report is Approved by this Court and Ordered that Alderman 
Bayard with M^ Livingston the surveyor do ascertain the quantity of 
Land in Contest and the quantity of Acres Contained therein and make 
Report thereof to the next Common Council. 

Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 

N*^ to the Treasurer to pay to Johannes Roome Car- 

610 penter the sum of twenty pounds Current Money of 

Warrant Issued this Colony; in part payment of the Agreement 

made with him by this Corporation for building the 
Workhouse and House of Correction, for which sum he is to Account. 

ORDERiiD that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, Alderman 
Bayard, M^ Moore, M^ Le Roux or any three of them be a Committee 
to Employ Workmen forthwith to make such Needfull and Nessessary 
Repairs to the Prison over the assembly Chamber, to the Roof of the 
City Hall, and Other places in the Said City Hall, as they Shall Judge 
proper to be speedily Repaired. 

Orderkd that Alderman iJayard, Alderman Johnson, M^ Moore & 
^K Meyer or any three of them, be A Committee to Employ Work- 
men & Labourers to Repair the Common Sewer, running into the 
Mould or Dock of this City, the long Bridge and the Wharfs inclos- 
ing the Said Mould or Dock and make their Report with all Con- 
venient Speed. 



j.-ESq'? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 255 

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

New Yorkj City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the 21^? day of May Anno DoITI 1735 

Present Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
John Walter ^ 

William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Evert Byvanck 

[353] Daniel Horsmanden ESq'^ one of his Majestys Council of this 
Province produced here in this Court his Majestys Commission under 
the Great Seal of this Province for the Office of Recorder of this City 
which was read in the Words following (Vizi) 

Gkorge the second bv the Grace of God of Great Brittain France 
and Ireland King Defender of the faith &c: To all to whom these 
Presents Shall Come or may Concern Greeting, We Reposing 
Especial Trust and Confidence in the Learning fidelity, Prudence Cir- 
cumspection and Loyalty of our Trusty and well beloved Daniel Hors- 
manden ESq^ of our Especial Grace, Certain knowledge and Meer 
Motion Have Given and Granted and bv these Presents do Give and 
Ciranl unto the said Daniel Horsmanden the Office of Recorder of our 
City of Xew York within our Province of New York in America in 
tlio Room of Francis Harison Esq*" late Recorder of Said City, to- 
gether with all flFees Sallaries Priviledges Benefitts, Rights Perquisites 
Profitts and Advantages to the said Office of Recorder now belonging 
or which shall or may belong or in any wise Appertain, and him the 
said Daniel Horsmanden Recorder of our Said Citv of New York We 
do by these Presents Make Ordaine Authorize Constitute and Ap- 
point. To Have and to Hold Exercise and Enjoy the aforesaid 
Office of Recorder of our said Citv to him the said Daniel Horsman- 
den for and during our pleasure together with all fees Sallaries Privi- 
ledges Perquisites Benefitts Rights Profitts and Advantages to the said 
office of Recorder now belonging or which shall or may belong or in 
any wise Appertain to his own proper use and behoofe Iv Testimony 



256 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

whereof We have Caused these our Letters to be made Patent and the 
Great seal of our Province of New York to be hereunto affixed. 
WiTTNESS our Trusty and well beloved William Cosby ESq^ our Cap^. 
General and Governour in Chief of our Provinces of New York New 
Jersey and Territories thereon depending in America Vice Admiral of 
the same and CoUonel in our Army &c : at our Fort in New York this 
twentieth day of May in the Eighth Year of our Reign Annoq DoTH 

1735. 

And thereupon Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell, and Alderman 

Bayard Acquainted this Court that Yesterday in the Morning before the 
Sitting of the Mayors Court they were present when the Said Daniel 
Horsmanden ESq^ before Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor of this City 
(who was then sick in Bed) had the Oaths Administred unto him Ap- 
pointed by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead of the Oath of 
Allegiance and supremacy, the Abjuration Oath and the Test and 
also the Oath of Office of Recorder of this Citv and the Oath of A 
Justice of the Peace for this City and County; Pursuant to the 
Directions of the Charter of this Corporation 

The Petition of Archibald Kennedy ESq^ Collector of his Majes- 
ties Customs for this Port of New York was read, setting forth that 
he has lately made A seizure of a large Quantity of Gunpowder now 
lodged in the Magazine of this City, and praying that upon proper 
security given to the Legal Owners of Eighty whole Barrells three hun- 
dred and Ninet>' Six half Barrells and forty three quarter Barrells now 
lodged there, that the Keys of the said Magazine may be lodged with 
the Petitioner for some time that he may be the better Enabled to 
proceed in the Execution of his Duty with more Freedom in which he 
doubts not of all the proper Encouragement and assistance this worthy 
and loyall Corporation can give him &c : and hath also delivered with 
the said Petition a Writing under his hand in the Words following 
(Viz*) I do hereby promise to be accountable to the Legal Owners of 
Eighty three whole Barrells, three hundred Ninety six half Barrells 
and forty three quarter Barrells of Gunpowder now lodged in the 
City Magazine upon demand and to Return the Keys of the said 
Magazine so soon as it is determined what part of it has not been 
Legally imported which shall be done with all Expedition. Wittncss 
[354] my hand at the Custom House New York May 20*^ 1735 Arch? 
Kennedy. And the same being taken into Consideration by this Court, 
It is Ordered that a Key of the Inward Door of the Magazine be de- 
livered to M*" Kennedy, and that the Kev of the Outward Door of the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 257 

Said Magazine be kept by the Storekeeper, and that M*^ Kennedy (if 
he see Cause) may put A Lock or Locks on Either or both of the 
Doors of the said Magazine untill such time as it is determined what 
part of the Gunpowder in the said Magazine has been legally imported, 
and that as oft^n as M^ Kennedy shall have Occasion to open, or go 
into the Said Magazine that the said Storekeeper do attend him and 
( )pen the Doors of the Said Magazine for him. 

The Committee Appointed for Agreeing with Watchmen have 
made their Report in the Words following (Vizi) We the Committee 
Appi)inted by an Order of this Court of the first of this Instant Month 
of May to Agree with Six able Citizens of this City to be the Watch- 
men thereof for two Months from the date of the Said Order, do Re- 
|X)rt that we have Agreed with Johannes Myer, Gysbert Uytenbogaert 
Cornelius Folleman, Roeliff Van Mepelen, Jacobus Montagne and 
Johannes Powelse to be Watchmen for the Said City for the Term 
aforesaid, three of which said Watchmen (together with a Constable) 
are to Watch Every Other Night for which service the said Watch- 
men are severally to Receive at the Expiration of the time Aforesaid 
the sum of two pounds five shillings which Report is Approved by this 
Court. 

Ordered the Recorder Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M'^ Johannes Burger or Order 

61 1 the sum of thirty pounds Current Money of this 
Warrant Issued Colony in part payment of the Agreement made with 

him by this Coriwration for building the Workhouse 
and House of Correction for which sum he is to Account. 

Ordered the Recorder Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

612 to the Common Council or Order the sum of two. 
Warrant Issued pounds Sixteen shillings Currl Money of this Colony 

in full of his Ace*, for one quarter of A Years Sal- 
lary due the fourteenth day of April last and six shillings for Clearing 
the Store Room in the City Hall as Api)ears by his Accl which is 
Audited & allowed 

Ordered the Recorder Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell one of the 

613 Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of twelve 
Warrant Issued i^ounds thirteen shillings Curd Money of New York 

in full of his Acct for fire and Candle for the Watch 
from the 4*!* day of DeriTl)er 1734 to the rt of May 173*;. for firow<x>d 
Vol. IV.— 17 



258 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

for the Common Council, the supreme Court and Committees and for 
Sweeping the Chimneys in the City Hall as Appears by his Accl which 
is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Recorder Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to pay to M^ Hendrick Anthony 

614 Carman or Order the sum of Six pounds one 
Warrant Issued shilling Curr^ Money of this Colony in full of his 

Acct for Carting Sand out of the Cellar of the 
Workhouse and Other Cartage for the Workhouse as Appears by his 
Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Recorder Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ David Vangelder Black- 

615 smith or Order the sum of two pounds Eleven shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and Nine pence in full of his Ace* for Sundry 

parcells of Iron work, Locks, Mending of Locks & 
Other things for the City Hall & Gaols as Appears by his Acct which 
is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Recorder Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ John Groesbeck Merchant 

616 or Order the sum of two pounds four shillings and 
Warrant Issued three pence Currt Money of this Colony in full of 

his Acct for Boards Nails and Padlocks for the use 
of the City Hall & Workhouse as Appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and allowed. 

[355] Ordered the Recorder Issue his Warrant to 
N^ the Treasurer to pay to M^ Hendrick Van Nes or 

617 Order the sum of Eleven pounds seven shillings and 
Warrant Issued. Eleven pence Currt Money of this Colony in full of 

his Acct for Plank for the Workhouse as appears 
by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered that the Recorder Issue his Warrant to 
N® the Treasurer to pay to Mess" Harman Vandewater 

618 and Adrian Hoghlandt the Grantees of Thomas De 
Warrant Issued Key or Order the sum of forty two pounds Nine- 
teen shillings and one farthing Currt Money of this 

Colony, upon their performing the Conditions mentioned in the Re- 
port of a Committee of this Court made the first day of this Instant 
May Relating to the Land in Contest near Harlem lately Granted by 



OF THK CITY OF NEW YORK 259 

this Corporation to Jacob De Key the father of the 'Aforesaid Thomas 
De Key 

Ordered that the Recorder Issue his Warrant to 

N^ the Treasurer to pay to M*" James Hindes or Order 

619 the sum of thirty Six pounds Eleven shillings and 

Warrant Issued four pence Currt Money of this Colony in full for 

Timber by him furnished and delivered for the 
Workhouse and House of Correction, by agreement with him made by 
the Committee who have the direction of building the said House. 

Ordered tliat M^ Recorder be added to the Committee appointed 
the 31^** day of March last past for Framing, Drawing up and bring- 
ing in A Draught of A proper Law Order or Ordinance of this Corpo- 
ration for prohibiting the Exportation of all flour from this Corporation 
before the same be Inspected and surveyed by a sworn Officer or 
Officers in that l;ehalf to be Appointed 



> 



Cit\ of ) . , Att a Common Council held at the 

New Vork\ ' * City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 

twelfth day of June Anno Dofll 1735. 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESqf Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
fohannes Waldron 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
Evert Bvvanck 
Henry Bogert 



yESq" Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



Ordered the. Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 

X** to the Treasurer to pay to M'' David De Vorc or 

620 Order the sum of thirty four pounds Current 

Warrant Issued Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for three 

hundred and forty loads of Stone by him sold and 
deliverc'! for the use of this C'>r|K)ration for building the Poor House 



26o 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



9 

and House of Correction as appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and 

Allowed 

Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Treasurer to pay to M^ Paulus Hoppe or Or- 
der the sum of twelve pounds Currl Money of this 
Colony in full of his Acct for digging the Well at the 
Workhouse Labourers &c : on that service as Appears 

by his Acct which is Audited and allowed 



No 

621 

Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Treasurer to pay to pay to M'' Johannes 
Roome Carpenter or Order the sum of thirty pounds 
Curr*. Money of this Colony in part payment of the 
Agreement made with him by this Corporation for 

Building the W^orkhouse and House of Correction for which sum he 

is to Account. 



No 

622 
Warrant Issued 



[356] 



City 
New York 



Of [ 

^orkj 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
first day of July Anno DblST 1735 



Present 



>.ESq'^ Aldermen 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes W'aldron 

John Moore 

Charles Le Roux 

Evert Byvanck 

Ede Myer 

Henry Bogert 

John Fred 



>► Assistants 



Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Treasurer to pay to M*" Edward Brewen the 
Publick Whipper of this City or Order the Sum of 
two pounds ten Shillings Currt Money of this Colony 
in full of one quarter of A years .^allary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of June last past 



623 
Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NFW YORK 261 

Ordered the Dtputy Mayor Lssue his Warrant 
Warrant Issued to the Treasurer ti) pay to M^ Alexander Malcohn 

the Publick schoohnasier of this City or Order the 
sum of ten pounds Currt Money of this Colony, out of the Moneys in 
his hands Raised bv X'ertue of an Act of General assemblv of this 
Colony made in the Sixth year of his present Majestys Reign ICntituled 
An Act to Encourage A Publick School in the City of Xcw York for 
teaching Latin Greek and ^^al^ematicks. it being in full of one quarter 
of a years Reward or sallary due to the Said Alexander Malcohn and 
Ending the first day of June last past. 

OrderivD the I^eputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
N** to the Treasurer to pay to M*' Anthony Laml) Over- 

624 seer of the Fire Engines, or Order the sum of three 
Warrant Issued pounds Currl Money of this Colony, in full of one 

quarter of A years Sallary due and Ending this day 

Ordkrki) the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
N** to the Treasurer to pay to ^P James Hindes Tim- 

625 ber Cutter or Order the sum of thirty Six pounds 
Warrant Issued Current Monev of this Colonv in full of his Acc^. for 

one hundred and four pieces of White Oak Timber 
by him delivered for Repairing the long I>ridge in the Dock and 
Wharfes Inclosing the Said Dock as Appears by his Ace*, which is 
Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
N^ to the Treasurer to pay to M*" Coenraet Ten Eyck of 

626 Albany or Order the sum of fifteen pounds Current 
Warrant Issued Money of this Colony, it being for three hundred 

Pitch Pine Boards of One inch and A half thick bv 
him sold and delivered for the Repairs of the long Bridge in the Dock, 
as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
N"* to the Treasurer to pay to M^ Johannes Burger or 

627 Order the sum (^f thirty pounds Current Money 
Warrant Issued of this Colony in part payment of the Agreement 

made with him by this Corporation for buifl]ding 

the Workhouse of this Coqx^ration. for which sum he is to Account. 

Ordkred that M^ Recorder. Alderman Walter, Alderman Johnson 

Mf Moore and M*" Le Roux or any Jour of them be a Committee to 

prepare A Law for Lodging the Charter and seal of this Corporation in 



262 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the hands of the Common Clerk of this City for the use of this Corpo- 
ration & Report the same to the next Common Council 

[357] Memorandum that on Thursday the third day of July 1735. 
Robert Lurting ESq^ Mayor of this City died, and on the day following 
His Excellency the Governour by and with the Advice of his Majesty^ 
Counsel was pleased to Appoint M^ Paul Richard of this City Mer- 
chant to be Mayor Water Bayliff and Clerk of the Markett of this 
City untill the fourteenth day of October Next, and that on Munday 
the seventh day of July Aforesaid, the said Paul Richard, attended by 
the Deputy Mayor, M*" Recorder five of the Aldermen and five of the 
Assistants of this Corporation waited upon his Excellency the Capl 
General in his Majestys Fort, where the Said Paul Richard (by Order 
of his Excellency) was sworn into the said Offices of Mayor, Water 
Bayliff and Clerk of the Market of this Corporation, in the presence 
of the Deputy Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants Aforesaid. 



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

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

Eighth day of July Anno DoIR 1735 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq*" Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Stephen Bavard i t-o au 

o. T I. ' >ESqrs Aldermen 

Simon Johnson \ ^ 



Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
Evert Byvanck 
Ede Myer 
Henry Bogcrt 
John Fred 



J 
^ 



s Assistants 



The following Law for Lodging the Charter and seal of this Corpo- 
ration in the hands of the Common Qerk was three times read and 
Approved by this Court and after the Ringing of three Bells and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



i I'liblislii-tl at the Citv Hall in the 



ProcUntatiun made for Silence i 
Words following (Vizi) 

A Law for DEPOsinsc thk Charter and Common Shal 
UF THIS City and directisc the Application 

AND USE OF THE SaME SeaL. 

Whkreas llie Charter Granted to this Corporation by his present 
Majesty King George the second, and the Common Sea! thereof of 
Kight. ought and should be lodged and Deposited in the hands or 
lustody of Such Person as the Corporation Shall think proper (o 
Appoint 

Amd Whereas the Affixing of the said Common Seal to any writ- 
ing or Instrument Ought not to be permitted done or suffered but by 
Authority of the Said Corporation 

Be it therefore Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen 
and Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Comninii Council 
and it is hereby Ordained by the Authority Aforesaid that (he Said 
Charter Granted to this Corporation by his Said Majesty King Geoi^ 
the Second and the Common Seal thereof Shall (as they now really 
are) Remain be Lodged and Deposited I358I into the hands and Cus- 
tody of the Common Clerk of the Said City for the time being, and not 
in the liands or Custody of any Other Person or Persons whatsoever. 
And be n fikther Ordained and Ohdi-uieo by ibc Authority afore- 
said, that the Said Common Seal Shall not be affixed or put to any Writ- 
ing or Instrument whatsoever unless b>- Order of the Common Council 
in Common Council assembled or the Mayors Court of this City or of 
I tile Major part of the Members of the Common Council, and all Per- 
[ sons and Officers of this Corporation are hereby Ordered and Di- 
' reeled lo Govern thetnselves and to lake Notice hereof Acco^Ui^JrI^*. 
Any Law f)rder, L'sage or Custom to the Contrary hereof in an? wise 
I Notwithstanding. 

And be it fi'BTHra Ofiu.MSED by the Authority .\foresaid thai A 
I Warrant or Order to the Said Clerk Oautcd by the Common Council 
I in Common Council Assembled or by the Mayors Court of this City 
I or Signed by the Mai<5r part of the Conmxm Council of this Corpora- 
I lion Shall be a sufficient Autliority to the Sai<i Clerk to Affix the Said 
tScal to any Certificate Writing or I'aper and he is hereby required 
f to Affix the Said Seal purtuanl lo Such Warrant or Order. 

Pkovidrd allways that the Said Clerk Shall not .\ffix the Said Seal 
I to any Grant of Land* or any Office, Privilcdge or Immunity of this 
mCitr whalsoo'cr Other than by Order or Warrant partirnbrW made and 



264 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCil. 

Issued for Such purpose in Common Council as hath heretofore been 
usual to be done. 

Promded also that Nothing herein Contained Shall Extend to 
Augment the ffees of the Seal, or take any part of them from the 
Mavor Recorder or Clerk or Other Officer to whom thcv were here- 
tofore usually paid. 

Provided also that Nothing herein Contained Shall Extend or be 
Construed to Extend to Debarr the Mayor of this City for the time 
being (as Mayor) to Affix the Seal of this Corporation to Letters of 
Attorney. Certificates or Affidavits or Other things as heretofore hath 
Usually been practised or Done. 

Ordered that Alderman Bayard, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell, 
M^ Moore and M*" Le Roux or anv three of them be a Committee to 
Advise with Counsel learned in the Law, what Methods are legally to 
be taken by this Corporation to Recover the Seal of the Said Corpora- 
tion out of the Custody of the present Mayor who detains the same 
Contrary to A Law of this Corporation; or what Other steps may 
properly be taken by this Corporation for Breaking the said seal now 
in the hands of the Said Mayor or declaring the same void, and for 
making A New seal for the use of this Corporation, and that they 
make their Report with all Convenient Speed. 



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

New York j ' ' City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

Eighteenth day of July Anno DoTTT 1735. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant De])uty Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 



John Walter 
William Roome 
simon Johnson 
Christopher l*'ell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
Evert Byvanck 
Henry Bogert 
John Fred 



^ 



>-ESq" Aldermen 






>> Assistants 



>. ESq" Aldemien 



> 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 265 

[359] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M*^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

628 and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 

Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of 
A years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

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

New \'orkJ City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 

22? day of July Anno DoITT 1735. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

John Walter ^ 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

John Moore 

Charles Le Roux 

Evert Byvank 

Henry Bogert 

John Fred 

The following Report of the Committee for Adviseing with Counsel 
Learned in the Law was read and Approved and Ordered to be Entred. 
(Vizt) 

By \'ertl'e of An Order in Writing of the Eighth of this Month 
of July whereby Stephen Bayard, Simon Johnson and Christopher 
Fell ESq" Aldermen and John Moore and Charles Le Roux Assistants 
or any three of us were Appointed A Committee to Advise with Coun- 
sel learned in the Law, what Methods were to be taken by this Corpo- 
ration to Recover the seal thereof out of the hands of the present Mayor 
who detains the same Seal Contrarv- to A Law of this Corporation, or 
what Other Steps might properly be taken for breaking the said seal, 
and for making A New Seal, and declaring the said seal in the hands 
of the Mayor X'^oid. We the Major part of the Committee in Obedi- 
ence t'> tie Said Order have Applyed to Counsel learned in the Law 
(to witt) Joseph Murray ESq^ Attorney at Law, who Advised and 
declared that the Corporation had an Absolute and full power to 
lodge the said seal into the hands of any Person whatsoever, and have 



>> Assistants 



J 



266 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



full power to Apply and dispose of the Said Corporation seal in such 
manner as they should Order or direct which is Submitted to this 
Court by, Your humble servant [s] 

S Johnson 
Christq)her Fell 
Charles Le Roux 
John Moore 

M* Mayor having Consented to deliver the seal of this Corporation 
to the Common Clerk of this Corporation for the use of the Said 
Corporation, it is Ordered that A seal be forthwith made and delivered 
to M' Mayor ; which Seal is to be Called the seal of the Office of Mayor- 
ality of the City of New York, that the Said Seal be Round somthing 
larger that a Dollar, the City Arms to be Engraved thereon, and that 
the Motto be (City of New York Seal of Mayorality) and that M' 
Le Roux make the same with all Expedition. 



[360] 



City 
New York 



Of ) 

^orkj 



SS 



Present 



>.ESq^ Aldermen 



^ 
^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
Seventh day of August Anno DoIH 1735. 

Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'' Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

John Walter 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

John Moore 

Charles Le Roux 

Evert Bvvanck 

Ede Myer 

John Fred 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer, Gysbert Uyten 
Bogaert, Cornelius Fulleman, Roeliff Van Maepelen, 
Jacobus Montague and Johannes Poulesse the 
Watchmen of this City or Order (that is to Say) to 
each of the Said Watchmen the sum of three pounds Eighteen shillings 
and Nine pence Current Money of this Colony (which in the whole 



>- Assistants 



J 



NO 

629 
Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 267 

Ainounteth unto twenty three pounds twelve shillings and Six pence 
in full of their Sallary or Wages as Watchmen of this City from the 
first clay of May last to the fifteenth day of this Instant August. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell 
and Cap^ Fred or any three of them be a Committee to Agree with Six 
able Citizens of this City to be Watchmen of this City from the fif- 
teenth day of this Instant August until! the first day of November 
next, who together with A Constable each Night are to be the Watch 
of this City for that Term. 

Ordered that unless M*^ Christopher Banker Remove the Trespass, 
and his Fence which he Caused to be put upon the Lands of this Cor- 
poration near the fresh Water, by the first day of September next; 
that the Marshalls of this City or one of them do Cause the same Tres- 
pass to be Removed and the fence pulled down; and that if they or 
Either of them are Sued for so doing, that this Corporation will Justifie 
the same and Indempnifie him or them in the Execution of this Order. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ David Vangelder Black- 

630 smith or Order the sum of One pounds twelve shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and Eight pence CurH Money of this Colony 

in full of his Ace! for Shackles, Staples and Other 
Iron work for the use of the City Hall, as Appears by his Accl which 
is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X** Treasurer to pay to M^ Hendrick Anthony or Order 

631 the sum of Eight pounds Curr! Money of New York 
Warrant Issued in full of his Acct for twenty loads of Lime for the 

Workhouse as appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M'' Joseph Palding or Order the 

632 sum of Eight pounds Eight shillings Curr! Money 
Warrant Issued of this Colony in full of his Acct for one and twenty 

loads of Lime by him delivered at the Workhouse of 
this City for the use thereof, as appears by his Accl which is Audited 
and Allowed 

[361] Ordered that the Street in the South Ward Called the Weigh 
House Street, be Continued in breadth forty foot from the Custom 
House Street to the East River upon A Strcight Line, at the Expence 
of M*^ Moore or such Others of that Neighbourhood as shall think fitt 
to perform the same. 



2 68 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

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

twenty sixth day of August Anno DoUT 

1735- 

Present Paul Richard ESq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'^ Recorder 

John Walter ^ 

William Roome 

simon Johnson ^ 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron "^ 

John Moore 

Charles Le Roux 

Evert Bvvanck 

John Fred 

Henry Hogert 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



V 



X Assistants. 



The Committee for Agreeing with Watchmen have made their 
Report in the words following (Vizi) The Committee Appointed by 
this Court the Seventh day of August 1735, to Agree with Six Able 
Citizens of this City to be the Watchmen thereof from the fifteenth 
Instant to the first day of November next, do in Obedience to the said 
Appointment Report, that they have Agreed with Johannes Myer, 
RoelifF Van Mepelen, Johannes Van Duersen, Jacobus Montagne, 
George Walgrave and Gysbert Van Duersen to be the Watchmen for 
the Term aforesaid, and that for such service they the Said Watchmen 
are Respectively to have and Receive on the Said first day of Novem- 
ber the sum of three pounds, and that three of the Said Watchmen 
together with A Constable are to Watch Alternately or by turns Every 
Other Night during the Term aforesaid. g Johnson 

August 26*'' 1735 Witt Roome 

Christopher Fell 
Jo? Fred 
which Re|>ort is approved by this Court 

C^rdered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to M*" Johannes Turck Carpenter 

633 or Order the sum of four pounds five shillings and 

Warrant Issued four pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Accl for Carpenters work by him done and per- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



269 



634 



formed in Repairing the long Bridge in July last as appears by his 
Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 
pay to M^ Coenraet Teneyck or Order the sum of thirty one 
pounds Eight Shillings and Nine pence Curr! Money of this 
Colony in full of his Accl for Boards by him sold, and delivered 

at the Workhouse for the use of this Corporation as appears by his 

Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

[362] The Petition of Sundry Butchers of this City was read and 
Ordered the Consideration of the said Petition be Referred to M^ 
Recorder, Alderman Roome, Alderman Bayard, Alderman Johnson, 
Alderman Burger, M^ Moore, M'' Le Roux M^ Bogert, M^ Byvanck 
and Capl Fred or any five of them, whereof M*^ Recorder to be One, 
who are hereby appointed A Committee to Examine into the Allega- 
tions thereof, and make their Report to this Court what may be proper 
to be done therein. 



City of ) gg 
New YorkV 



Present 



>-ESqrs. Aldermen 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
Sixteenth day of September Anno DoiH 

1735 
Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'' Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq*^ Recorder 
William Roome 
John Walter 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Moore 
Charles Le Roux 
Ede Mver 
John Fred 
Evert Bvvanck 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M'' Alexander Malcolm the 
Publick schoolmaster of this Citv* or Order the sum 
of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in his 






>. Assistants 



Warrant Issued 



2 70 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

liaiuis Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the Sixth year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled Ax 
Act to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for 
teacb.ing Latin Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of one quarter 
of A years Reward or sallary due to the said Alexander Malcolm 
Ending the first day of this Instant September. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Edward Brewen the Publick 

635 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten Shillings Current Money of this Colony. 

in full of one quarter of A Years sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant September, and also the sum 
of ten shillings as A further Reward for whipping some Felons and 
Others Since the last quarter, which in the whole is three pounds. 

Pursuant to an Agreement made with M^ John Peter Zenger 
Printer the Said Peter Zenger delivered to this Court Six Copys of the 
Said Charter bound in Parchment Covers to be disposed of as this 
Court shall think proper. Ordered the said Peter Zenger have liberty 
to dispose of the Remaining Copys thereof which he hath Printed, at 
any time after Thursday next, at such Price as he shall think Reason- 
able not Exceeding three shillings for each Copy. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 
N*^ pay to Mr John Peter Zenger Printer or Order 

636 the sum of Seven pounds Currt Money of this 
Warrant Issued Colony in full of his Agreement with a Com- 
mittee of this Court for Printing the Charter of this 

Corporation with the Act of General Assembly for Confirming unto the 
City of New York its Rights and Priviledges 

[363! Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Henry Carmer Carpenter or 

637 Order the sum of four pounds seven shillings and A 
Warrant Issued peiTy Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Acct for Carpenters work Liquor &c: for Repairing 
the long FJridge Common Sewer and Wharfs inclosing the Great Dock 
as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M' EHas Brevoort Carpenter 

638 or Order the sum of Nine pounds five shillings and 
Warrant Issued three pence Current Money of this Colony in full 

of his Acct for Carpenters Work and liquor &c : for 



OF THK CITY OF NEW YORK 271 

Repairing the long Bridge Common sewer and Wharfs inclosing the 
Great Dock, as appears by his Ace* which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*" James Davis Carpenter or 

639 Order the sum of five pounds One shilling and four 
Warrant Issued pence Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Ace*, for Carpenters work Liquor &c: for Repairing 
the long Bridge Common Sewer & Wharfs inclosing the Great Dock 
as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
K"^ Treasurer to pay to M*" Andrew Brested Carpenter 

640 or Order the sum of Eighteen pounds four Shillings 
Warrant Issued and ten pence farthing Current Money of New York 

in full of his Ace*, for Carpenters work, Liquor, Nails 
& two and twenty pieces of Red Cedar for Repairing the long Bridge, 
Conmion sewer and Wharfs inclosing the great Dock as Appears by 
his Acct which is Audited and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*^ Adam Dobbs Blacksmith or 

641 Order the sum of six pounds Sixteen Shillings and 
Warrant Issued four pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Ace*, for Blacksmiths Work, A Pick Axe. 
Wrought Iron A Crow, Iron Spikes &c: by him done, found and fur- 
nislied for Repairing the long Bridge, Common Sewer and Wharfs 
Inclosing the Great Dock as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

OrderI'ID the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X" Treasurer to pay to M^ John Moore Merchant or 

642 Order the sum of fifty four pounds seven shillings 
Warrant Issued and four pence farthing, in full of his Ace*, for 

Bricks and Nails bv him furnished sold and deliv- 

m 

ered for the use of the Workhouse of this Corporation as Appears by 
his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ John Moore Mercliant or 

643 Order the sum of thirty Nine pounds twelve shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and Eight pence Current Money of this Colony 

in full of his Acct for Money by him disbursed for 
Materialls Labourers &c: for Repairing the long Bridge Wharfs &c: 



272 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Inclosing the Great Dock as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^* Treasurer to pay to M^ Charles Le Roux Goldsmith 

644 or Order the sum of five pounds Nine shillings and 

Warrant Issued three pence Current Money of this Colony in full 

of his Acct for Plate and making the seal of the 
Mayorality of this Corporation as appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and allowed 

[364] The Report of the Committee to whom the Consideration of the 
Butchers Petition was Referred, was read in the words following 
(VizO 

In Pursuance of an Order of this Court bearing date the 26*^ day 
of August last past Referring to the several Members therein men- 
tioned or any five of them the Consideration of the Petition of several 
Butchers whose Names are thereunto subscribed in behalf of them- 
selves and Others; thereby praying Relief in the several particulars 
therein contained, the Members above Named having Accordingly 
met and Considered of the same ; the Committee Came to the follow- 
ing Resolutions. That it was the Opinion of the Committee that it 
would be for the benefit of the Corporation to take the several Market 
Houses under their own Care and should at their own Charge support 
and Maintain the same from time to time for the future with all Nes- 
sessary Repairs : and that they do Cause the several Stalls in the several 
Marketts to be Numbred and Marked and lett out by Lease to the 
Petitioners or such Other Person or Persons as shall ag^ee to take the 
same at A reasonable and Annual Reserved Rent for the use of the 
Corporation. And further that it was the Opinion of the Committee 
that the By-Law of this Corporation Ascertaining and directing the 
several fFees to be paid to the Clerk of tlie Markett by the Butchers 
residing within the Jurisdiction of this Corporation Should not be 
Reviv'd for the future 

John Moore Dan: Horsmanden Chairman 

Charles Le Roux Wilt Roome 

Evert Byvanck S : Johnson 

John Fred. Johannes Burger 

Which Report is Approved by this Court. And Ordered that M^ 
Recorder, Alderman Waher, .Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



273 



Alderman Fell, M'^ Moore M*^ Lc Roux, M^ Myer or any five of them, 
hv a Committee to prepare a Law Accordingly 

Ordered that Andrew Hamilton ESq'^ of Philadelphia Barrister at 
Law be presented with the Freedom of this Corporation, and that 
Alderman Bayard Alderman Johnson and Alderman Fell be a Com- 
mittee to bring in a Draught thereof. 

Ordered that both the Surveyors of this City do Survey Stake out 
and lay out the Publick Commons and General Highway from the 
House of Mf Benjamin Peck in Queen Street to the Freshwater as 
the Same was laid out the 2i*l» day of June 1707 by WilUam Ander- 
son Klement Elsewert [Clement Elsworth] and Pieter Van Obli^s 
Commissioners Appointed by An Act of General Assembly of this 
Colony made in the second year of the Reign of Queen Anne Entituled 
Ax Act for the laying out Regulating Gearing and preserving Pub- 
lick Common Highways throughout this Colony, that the Said sur- 
veyors make a Draught thereof, and Report and Return the Same to 
the Next Common Council. 



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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

twenty Ninth day of September being the 
feast day of Saint Michael the Archangell 
Anno Dom 1735. 

Present Paul Richard ESq*" Mayor 

Daniel Hormanden ESq'^ Recorder 
William Roome 
John Walter 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
Charles Le Roux 
Henry Bogert 
John Fred 
Evert Ryvanck 
Vol. IV.- 18 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



274 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[365] Conformable to his Majestys Royal Charter and Pursuant to 
the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Alderman of each Respective 
Ward within this Corporation for the Electing this day, One Alderman 
One Assistant, two Assessors, One Collector and two Constables in 
tfie Six Wards on the south side of the fresh water, and One Alderman 
One Assistant four Assessors two Collectors and four Constables for 
the Out Ward of the Said City to serve in their Respective Offices 
for the year Ensueing According to the Usage Custom Laws and Ordi- 
nances of the Said City. And Accordingly the same day Return was 
made thereof at twelve of the Clock at Noon to the office of Town 
Qerk of the Said City under the hands of the Respective Aldermen 
Ac : According to the Tenour of the Respective Warrants as followeth 
(Viz*) 



West Ward 



r 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



( )ut Ward 



'^William Roonie ESq^ 
Henry Bogert 
Samuell Dunscomb 
Jacobus Turck 
Abraham Alstyne 
Joshua Slydell 
Garret Cousine 
Christopher Fell ESq'' 
John Fred 
John Brown 
Peter Van Ranst 
Richard Ashfield 
Abraham Palding 
Frederick Backer 
"^Gerardus Stuyvesant 

ESqr 
Johannes Waldron 
Samuell Kip 
Phillip Minthorn 
Jacob Samon 
-< Harman Vandewater 
Johannes Hoppe 
Abraham Myer 
Jacob Myer 
Adolph Myer 
Peter Waldron 
Israel Shad wick 



V. 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 



I 



Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 

[ Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



S 



I 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



^ for the 
Bowry 
V Division 



[for the 
> Harlem 
Division] 



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275 



East Ward 



Dock Ward 



[366] 



South Ward -< 



Nortli Ward 



John Walter ESq^ 
Charles Le Roux 
James Livingston 
Garret Keteltas 
Ebenezer Grant 
James Burling 
Jacob Bomper 
Stephen Bayard ESq'' 
Wessell Wessells 
John Pintard 

^ George Brinckerhoff 
Peter Van Duersen 
Nathaniel Marston 
Gerrard Duyckinck 
Simon Johnson ESq^ 
Abraham De Peyster 
Peter Marschalck 
Egbert Van Borsom 
Adrian Bancker 
William Eagle 
^John Le Gransie [Jun*^] 
Johannes Burger ESq*" 
Peter Stoutenburgh 
ISaac Stoutenburgh 

-< Cornelius Turck 
Stephen Bourdet 
Jolin Linter Jun^ 
Thomas Rehenna 



V. 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 
Collector 

V Constables 






V. 



I 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Gerardus Beek- 
man on ye: 
Scrutiny de- 
clared duely 
Elected 



I'he Town Clerk Acquainted this Court that he was Served with a 

Copy with some Minutes of Council which were read in the words 

following (Vizi) 

Att a Council held at Fort George in 

New York the 2^ day of September 1735 

Present His Excellency William Cosby Cap*. Gen'! ft 

Governour in Chief &c : 
secretary Clarke M' Cortlandt 

Doctor Colden M"^ Lane 

M^ Van Home M*^ Horsmanden 

His Excellency Acquainted the Gentlemen of the Council that the 
Nessessary Affairs of the Province required his Attendance at Albany. 



276 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

and that probably he might not be able to Return at the Usual time 
of Nominating Officers for the Citys and Countys of New York and 
Albany for the year Ensueing. His Excellency was therefore pleased 
with the Advice of the Council to Nominate and Appoint the following 
Officers for the year Ensueing (to witt) 

Paul Richard ESq'' to be Mayor of the City of New York, Water 
Bayliff and Clerk of the Market for the said City. Captain William 
Cosby to be High Sheriff of the Said City and County of New York and 
Richard Nicholls ESq^ to be Coroner thereof. 

Fred: Morris D. Q. Council 

Rfsolved Nemine Contra dicente that Cornelius De Peyster ESq^ 
the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation be and is 
hereby Elected Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for the 
year Ensueing 

Mr Mayor hath Appointed Joshua Slydell (who was this day 
Elected A Constable in the West Ward of this City) to be High Con- 
stable of this City for the year Ensueing 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Said West Ward to Elect Another fitt Person in the Room of the Said 
Joshua slydell to serve in the Said Office of A Constable for the Said 
Ward for the year Ensueing and that the Election be made on Thurs- 
day Next. 

Mf Gerardus Beekman Complaining to this Court of an undue 
Election and Return of an Assistant for the Dock Ward of this City, 
and that Wessell Wessells who is Returned, Elected Assistant for the 
Said Ward is not duely Elected by the Majority of the Voices or Votes 
of the Freemen or Freeholders and that he the Said Gerardus Beek- 
man is duely Elected into that Office, and prays A scrutiny & Relief 
[367 1 On the Said Election. It is therefore Ordered that A scrutiny 
be made on the said Election & Return before this Court in Open Court 
to morrow at three A Clock in the Afternoon at the Citv Hall of this 
City and that the Parties Concerned take Notice accordingly. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to M*^ John Linter Carpenter or 

645 Order the sum of five pounds two shillings and six 

Warrant Issued pence Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Acct for Sawing one and twenty Loggs of Wood, 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 277 

forty one Cutts for the use of this Corporation in Repairing the long 
Bridge as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & Allowed 

Orderkd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*^ Treasurer to pay to M*^ Lewis Gomes or Order the 

646 sum of Six pounds five shillings Current Money of 

VVarrant Issued New York in full of his Accl for twenty five loads 

of Lime bv him sold and delivered at the Workhouse 
for the use of this Corporation, as appears by his Ace*, which is Audited 
and Allowed. 

Stephen Tiayard. Simon Johnson & Christopher Fell ESq*"? Alder- 
men to whom it was Referred to prepare the Draught of the Freedom 
of this Corporation to be presented to Andrew Hamilton ESq^ make 
their Report thereon in the words following (to witt) that they have 
prepared the form of the Grant to the said Andrew Hamilton ESq*" of 
the Freedom of the City of New York in these words (to witt) 

p. .. Paul Richard ESq'^ Mayor, the Recorder 

M r V L-r ^^ Aldermen and Assistants of the City of New York 
J Convened in Common Council To all to whom 

these Presents Shall Come Send Greeting. Whereas Honour is the 
Just Reward of \'ertue and Publick Benefitts demand A Publick 
Acknowledgment We therefore under A Gratefull sense of the Re- 
markable service done to the Inhabitants of this City and County by 
Andrew Hamilton ESq'' of Pensilvania Barrister at Law by his learned 
and Generous defence of the Rights of Mankind and the Liberty of 
the Press in the Case of John Peter Zenger lately tryed on an Informa- 
tion Exhibited in the Supream Court of this Colony, do by these 
presents bear to the Said Andrew Hamilton ESq^ the Publick thanks 
of the Freemen of this Corporation for that signal service which he 
Chearfully undertook under great Indisposition of body and Generously 
performed Refusing any ffee or Reward, and in Testimony of our 
Great Esteem for his Person and sense of his Merit do hereby present 
him with the Freedom of this Conx)ration. These are therefore to 
Certifie and declare that the Said Andrew Hamilton ESq*^ is hereby 
Admitted Received and Allowed A Freeman and Citizen of the Said 
City To Have Hold Enjoy and Partake of all the Benefits Liberties 
Priviledges Freedoms and Immunities whatsoever Granted or belong- 
ing to A Freeman and Citizen of the same City. In Testimony where- 
of the Conmion Council of the Said City in Common Council Assem- 
bled have [368] Caused the Seal of the Said City to be hereunto 



278 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Affixed this twenty Ninth day of September Annoq Domini One thou- 
sand seven hundred and thirty five. 

By Order of the Common Council 

Will Sharpas Clerk. 

And we do further Report that sundry of the Members of this Corpo- 
ration and Gentlemen of this City have Voluntarily Contributed suffi- 
cient for A Gold Box of five Ounces and A half for Inclosing the 
seal of the Said Freedom, upon the Lid of which we are of Opinion 
Should be Engraved the Arms of the City of New York. Wittness our 
hands this twenty Ninth day of September 1735. 

Stephen Bayard 
S: Johnson 
Christopher Fell. 

Which Report is Approved by this Court and Ordered that the Free- 
dom and Box be forthwith made Pursuant to the said Report and that 
M^ Sharpas the Common Clerk of this City do affix the seal to the 
same Freedom and inclose in the said Box. 

M^ Alderman Bayard going to Philadelphia and Offering to be the 
Bearer of the Said Freedom to M«^ Hamilton. Ordered that M^ 
Sharpas deliver it to Alderman Bayard for that purpose, and that 
Alderman Bayard do deliver it to M^ Hamilton, with Assurances of the 
Great Esteem that this Corporation have for his Person and Merits. 



City of ) ^^ Arr A Common Council held at the 

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

30*? day of September Anno DoTR 1735. 

Present Paul Richard ESq'' Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
William Roome 



Stephen Bayard 
simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
John Moore 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Evert Byvanck 
Ede Mvcr 



>.ESq^ Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 279 

Pursuant to the Order of this Court the 29*** Instant. The Court 
this day proceeded upon the Scrutiny of the Election of an Assistant 
for the Dock Ward of this City in Open Court, and upon an Exact 
Calculation of the legal Voters who are Freemen and Freeholders In- 
habiting within the said Ward do find the Votes Stand thus 

Viz! for Wessell Wessells Assistant 32 

for Gerardus Bcekman Assistant 34 

it is therefore hereby declared that by the Plurality of the Voices and 
Votes of tfie Freemen and Freeholders Inhabitants within the Said 
Ward that Gerardus Beekman is duely Elected into the Office of 
Assistant of the said Ward for the Year I^nsucing. 



[369] Att a Common Council held at the 

City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
fourteenth day of October Anno Domini 

1735. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq*" Recorder 

John Walter ^ 

William Roonie 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher P>11 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Walciron 

Charles Le Roux 

Gerardus Beekman 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

This day M^ Mayor Attended by M*^ Recorder, the Aldermen atid 
Assistants, High Sheriff, Town Clerk, Chamberlain or Treasurer 
Coroner, High Constable Constables and Other Officers of this Cor- 
poration at the hour of Eleven in the forenoon of the same day went 
in their formalities from the City Hall to his Majestys Garrison Fort 
George and there waited on his Excellency William Cosby ESq^ Cap- 
tain General and Governour in Chief of this Colony, and there the 
Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths 
of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath (in the 



>► ESq'* Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



28o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

presence and by Order of his Excellency the Governour) were Admin- 
istred to the Said Paul Richard ESq*" as Mayor Clerk of the Market 
and Water Bailiff of this City of New York and also as one of his 
Majestys Justices of the Peace for the City and County of New York 
and also the usual Oaths of Office of Mayor of Office of Mayor Water 
Bayliff and Clerk of the Market in the presence of all the Members 
of this Court above mentioned. And thereupon M*" Mayor Acquainted 
his Excellency the Governour, that Pursuant to the Authority unto 
him Granted by his Majestys Royal Charter he had Appointed Gerar- 
dus Stuyvesant ESq^ One of the Aldermen of the Said City to be 
Deputy Mayor of this City and Corporation, if his Excellency Ap- 
proved thereof; to which his Excellency was pleased to Answer, the 
Choice was Agreeable to him and he Approved thereof, that the Said 
Gerardus Stuyvesant Should be Deputy Mayor of this City of New 
York Accordingly. Whereupon the Mayor Attended as Aforesaid Re- 
turned to the City Hall where after the Ringing of three Bells and Pro- 
clamation made for Silence, the Commission of the Mayor, Clerk of the 
Market and Water Bayliff, and the Commissions of the High Sheriff 
and Coroner were published, and then this Court Returned to the Com- 
mon Council Chamber where the Mayor Resumed the Chair and then 
according to the Directions of his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to 
this Corporation the Said Mayor Administred the Oaths Aforesaid Ap- 
fx)inted [370] by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead of the Oaths 
of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oatli and the 
usual Oaths for the due Execution of their Respective Offices unto the 
Respective Officers following (V'izt) 

Gerardus Stuyvesant ESq'' Deputy Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant "^ 

John Walter ESq" Aldermen of the City of New York, 

William Roome i and Justices of the Peace of the City and 

Simon Johnson j County of New York, and they took their 

Christopher Fell places in the Court Accordingly 
Johannes !>urger ^ 

Johannes W'aldron ^ 
Gerardus Beckman 
Charles Lc Roux 
Hcnr>' Bogert 
Abraham De Pevster 
Peter Stoutenburgh 

William Cosby ESq*" high Sheriff of the City and County of New York 



Assistants of the Citv of New York, and thev 
took their places in Common Council 
Accordingly 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



281 



Cornelius De Peyster ESq'' Chamberlain or Treasurer of the City of 

New York 
Richard Nicholls ESq'' Coroner of the City & County of New York 
Joshua Sly dell high Constable of the City of New York 



Sworn in the Room of 



Harman Vandewater 



[Constables] 

Thomas Wenman i ^^ , ^ ,. 

[ Edward Burhng 

Jacob Bomper 

Garret Cousine 

Geor[g]e Illman. Edward Hayter his Deputy 

John Linter Jun*" 

Thomas Behenna 

William Eagle 

Gerrard Duyckinck. Anthony Ham his Deputy Sworn 

XT .!_ • 1 ik# . ( Johannes Montague Sworn 
Nathaniel Marston. •{ , . t-. 

I his Deputy 

Abraham Palding 

Frederick Backer 

I Sworn in the Mayors Court 

( October y«: 21*** 1735 

Johannes Hoppe 

Israel Shadwick 

( Sworn in the Mayors Court 

( October y«: 21** 1735 

Israel Shadwick Victualler and Peter Waldron Yeoman Sworn 
Freemen and Ordered to be Registred. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, Alderman 
Burger M'' Beekman, M^ De Peyster and M^ Stoutenburgh or any 
four of them be A Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Ac- 
compts and all Other Publick Accompts of this Corporation, and make 
their Report on the Audit of the Treasurers Books and Accompts with 
all Convenient Expedition 

Meni(»ran,lum Stephen Bayard ESq^ Alderman of 
the Dock Ward and Mf John Fred Assistant 
of Montgomerie Ward were sworn into their 
Respective Offices October y«: 25*** 1735 Vide 
fol 375 postea. 



East Ward 

West Ward 

North Ward 
South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 

Ward 
Bowry 

Division 

Harlem 
Division 



Peter Waldron 



282 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[371] 



City of ^gg 
New York 



:} 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 
the fifteenth day of October Anno DoITT 

1735 



Present 



Paul Richard ESq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'^ Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerardus Beekman 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 



ESq" Aldermen 



J 



Assistants 



NO 

647 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*" Anthony Lamb Overseer 
of the Fire Engines or Order the sum of three 
pounds Current Money of this Colony in full of one 
quarter of A Years sallary due and Ending the first 
Instant 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*" Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 
and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 
or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of One quarter 

of A Years Sallary due & Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant 

October. 



No 

648 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*" Johannes Burger or Order 
the sum of fifty pounds Current Money of this Colony 
in part payment of an Agreement made with him 
by this Corporation for building the Workhouse of 
this Corporation for which sum he is to Acct 



No 

649 

Warrant Issued 



Ordered that unless M'' Christopher Banker do Remove the 
Trespass and take Away the fence which he lately put upon the Lands 
of this Corporation near the fresh Water on the south side of the Run 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 283 

of Water lately leading to the East River on or before the first day of 
November Next Ensueing that the Marshalls of this City or one of 
them do Cause the said Trespass to be Removed, and do pull down Re- 
move and Carry Away all the same fence now Standing on the south 
side of the fresh Water Run, and sell or Otherwise dispose of the 
same, and that if they or Either of them are sued for so doing this 
Corporation will Justifie & Imdempnifie them for so doing in the 
Execution of this Order, and that the said M*" Bancker be served with 
a Copy of this Order. 

l37^\ Ordered that the Freedom Granted by this Corporation to An- 
drew Hamilton ESq'' with the Report of the Committee for preparing 
A draught of the same and the Order of this Court thereon may be 
Printed. 

Peter Waldron being Returned A Constable for Harlem and not 
qualifyed when Elected. Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Alderman of the Out Ward for Electing A proper Person to Serve as 
a Constable for Harlem for the year Ensueing and that the Election be 
on Saturday Next. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M*" Elber[t] Liverson or Order 

650 the sum of ten pounds five shillings Current Money 
Warrant Issued of this Colony in full of his Acct for three hundred 

and three Bushells of Lime and two Bushells of 
white Lime by him sold & delivered for the Workhouse of this Cor- 
poration as Appears by his Account which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M' Barent Barheit or Order 

651 the sum of Eight pounds Current Money of this 
Warrant Issued Colonv in full of his Acct for twenty loads of Lime 

by him sold and delivered for the Workhouse of this 
Corporation as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M*^ Abraham Blanck or Order 

652 the sum of Eight pounds Current Money of this 
Warrant Issued Colony in full of his Accl for twenty loads of Lime 

by him sold and delivered for the Workhouse of this 
Corporation as Appears by his Accl which is .\udited and allowed. 



284 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M*" Garret Vangelder or Order 

653 the sum of five pounds twelve shillings Current 
Warrant Issued Money of this Colony in full of his Acd for fourteen 

loads of Lime by him sold and delivered for the 
Workhouse of this Corporation as Appears by his Acct which is 
Audited and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*" Gysbert Van Vleck or 

654 Order the sum of five pounds Eleven shillings and 
Warrant Issued four pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Acc^ for thirteen loads and Eleven Bushells of 
Lime by him Sold and delivered for the Workhouse of this Corporation 
as Appears by his Account which is Audited and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*" Job Pack or Order the sum 

655 of Nine pounds two shillings and A penny Current 
Warrant Issued Money of this Colony in full of his Accl for Nine 

thousand five hundred of Bricks by him Sold and 
delivered for the Workhouse of this Corporation as Appears by his 
Ace', which is Audited & Allowed. 

[373] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*" David Walker or Order the 

656 sum of five pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eight 
Warrant Issued pence Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Account for Six thousand One hundred and fifty 
Bricks by him sold and delivered for the Workhouse of this Corpora- 
tion as Appears by his Account which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Mr Abraham Kip or Order 

657 the sum of two pounds Eleven Shillings and three 
Warrant Issued pence Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Ace', for quarter StuflF timber and Six hoops by him 
sold and delivered for the Workhouse of this Corporation as Appears 
by his Account which is Audited and Allowed. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 285 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to M'^ Gosie Van Schaick the sum 

658 of three pounds Six shillings and two pence Current 

Warrant Issued Money of this Colony (or to his Order) in full of 

his Acc^ for two hundred Laths by him sold and 
delivered for the Workhouse of this Corporation as Appears by his 
Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 



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

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

one & twentieth day of October Anno DoM 

1735. 

Present Paul Richard ESqf Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq*" Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerardus Beekman 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 



>-ESq'^ Aldermen 



J 



>. Assistants 



The following Representation was read and Ordered the Clerk of 
this Court do Sign the Same (Viz*.) 

The Representation of the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and As- 
sistants of the City of New York in Common Council Assembled. To 
Stephen De Lancey, Adolph Philipse Gerret Vanhome and Anthony 
Rutgers ESq*? our Representatives in General Assembly. 

This Court Agreed at Your last Meeting to Petition the Honour- 
able House to Impower this Court to Raise and Levy on the Estates 
Real and Personal of the Inhabitants of this Corporation A sum not 
Exceeding three hundred pounds for defraying the Charges of Night 
Watches in Order to Ease the Poor of the Intpllerable hardships and 
Burthens they then laboured under, which Petition would have been 



286 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

delivered had we not been informed, that a Bill for that purpose [374] 
was tlien under Consideration of the House but not Comeing to the 
desired Conclusion by Reason of an Amendment made by the Council 
a few days before Your last Recess, We now have again Agreed to 
Apply to you Gentlemen our Representatives and Earnestly Recom- 
mend it to You, to use Your Utmost diligence to bring that Bill to the 
wished for Conclusion. We need not remind you of the Nessessity 
and Usefullness of Night Watches, being persuaded You are fully 
sensible of it. Your sincerity and deligence herein will Oblige the 
Inhabitants of this Corporation whom you Represent. 

^ Order of Common Council 

Will Sharpas Ct 
City of New York October 2i*V 1735. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M*" Thomas Montagne or Or- 

659 der the sum of five pounds twelve shillings Current 
Warrant Issued Money of this Colony in full of his Account for 

four thousand Bricks by him sold and delivered for 
the Workhouse of this Corporation as Appears by his Acct which is 
Audited and allowed 

Ordered tlie Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer to pay to Mf Henry Bogert or Order the 

660 sum of seven pounds one shilling and three pence 
Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of his Ace*, for 

One hundred and thirteen Inch and half white Pine 
boards by him sold and delivered for the Workhouse of this Corpora- 
tion as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and Allowed. 

Orderi:d the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*^ Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas the Common 

661 Clerk of this City the sum of thirty two pounds 
Warrant Issued twelve shillings and Nine pence Current Money of 

this Colonv in full of his Ace*, for divers services, 
Money Expended, for Pen Ink and Paper Parchment Silk Laces and 
Other things for the use of this Corporation and for one years Sallary 
due and Ending the fourteenth Instant as Appears by his Ace*, which 
is Audited and Allowed. 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



( 



>» Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 287 

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

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

twenty fifth day of October Anno Domini 

1735 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant ESqf Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESqf Recorder 

John Walter ~^ 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

John Fred 

Abraham De Pevster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

I375J ^he Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead 
of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Abjuration Oath and 
the Test were this day Administred to Stephen Bayard ESq*" Alderman 
of the Dock Ward with the Oath of Office and the Oath of A Justice 
of the Peace for the City & County of New York and the same Oaths 
Instead of the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abju- 
ration Oath with the Oath of A Common Council Man were also 
Administred unto M^ John Fred Assistant of Montgomerie Ward and 
thc\ took their places Accordingly 

Johannes Legransie Jun'' who was Returned to Serve in the Office 
of A Constable for the South Ward being departed from this Corpo- 
ration to Albany, whereby there is \'acancy of that Office. Ordered 
M*^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Said Ward to 
Cause A New Election of a Constable in the Said Ward on f ryday next. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N'^ Treasurer to pay to M'^ Johannes Roome Carpenter 

662 or Order the sum of thirty pounds Current Money 

Warrant Issued of this Colony in part of his Agreement with this 

Corporation for building the Workhouse, and that 
he Acct for the same. 



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Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
twenty Seventh day of October Anno DoIH 

1735 

Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESqf Recorder 

John Walter 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerardus Beekman 

Henry Bogert 

John Fred 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh. 



>.ESq" Aldermen 






>- Assistants. 



M'^ Mayor Acquainted this Court that on fryday afternoon he was 
served with A Rule made in the Supream Court of this Province in the 
words following (Vizt) 

Att A supream Court of Judicature 
held for the Province of New York at the 
City Hall of the said City of New York, on 
Thursday the 23? day of October 1735 

Present The Honourable James De Lancey ESqf Chief Justice 



The King 

Ver. 

The Mayor Aldermen 

and Commonalty of the 

City of New York 



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The Attorney General informed this 
Court he had been directed to lay before 
them the Copy of A By-Law lately made 
>.by the Corporation of this City Intitled 
A Law for depositing the Charter 
and Common seal of this City and direct- 
ing the Application and use of the same 
Seal, which by-Law is Conceived to be unreasonable and against Law. 
Ordered that the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of this City do 
Shew Cause to this [376] Court by Munday next why an Information 
Should not be fyled against them and that the Mayor be forthwith 
served with a Copy of this Rule. 

^ Cur. John Poole Ok 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 289 

And forasmuch as this Corporation were not Convened untill 
sjiturday last in the Afternoon to Consider of the Said Rule, and 
Yesterday being the sabbath, so that they have not had A Reasonable 
time to deliberate on the same, and to Apply unto Counsel for Advice 
thereon, it is Ordered that M*^ Recorder and Alderman Johnson do 
move the Said supream Court now Sitting in the Name and on the 
behalf of this Corporation, to Enlarge the Said Rule untill the first 
day of the Xext Term for Shewing Cause why such Information 
should not be fyled against them. 

Memorandum the Said Rule (upon the Motion 
of Mr Recorder and Alderman was En- 
larged Accordingly. 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
fourth day of November Anno Doin 1735. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Hormanden ESq^ Recorder 

John Walter ^ 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Gerrardus Beekman "^ 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

Gideon Lvnsen who was Elected and Returned to Serve in the 
Office of A Constable of the South Ward of this Citv was this dav 
Sworn into the Said Office after the usual Oaths instead of the Oaths 
of Allegiance and supremacy, the Abjuration Oath and Test had been 
Administred unto him, and William Lewis was by this Court Admitted 
and Sworn his Deputy. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 

N** pay to M' John Thurman or Order the sum of fifteen pounds 

663 seventeen shillings Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Accl for shingles and Cedar Posts by him sold and deliverc<l foi 

Vol. IV.— 10 



> ESq*? Aldermen 



>. Assistants 



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29© MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the Workliouse of this Corporation as Appears by his Acct which is 
Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to 

N" pay to M*" Matthias Nack or Order the sum of One pound two 

664 shillings Current Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for 

two Gutters by him sold and delivered for the Workhouse of this 

Corporation as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and Allowed 

The following Law was Read the third time and Approved and 
Ordered to be forthwith Published and Printed Entituled A Law for 
the better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts within the 
City of New York 

A Law Entitled a Law declaring to what Uses the Seal of this 
Corporation, the Seal of the Mayors Court, and the Seal of the Mayor- 
alty of this City shall be put unto was three times Read and Approved 
and Ordered to be forthwith Published & Printed 

[377I ^^**- IT Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder. Aldermen and As- 
sistants of the City of New York, Convened in Common Council, and 
it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the Same, That all the 
Printed Laws, Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation, which were 
made. Ordained, Renewed, Established and Published the Fourth Day 
of November last past, (Except a printed Law, Entituled a Law for 
Regulating the Publick Marketts, witliin the City of New York, which 
is hereby repealed, and made null and void), be, and by the Authority 
aforesaid, are hereby made. Ordained. Renewed, Established and 
Published, and Ordered to be, Continue and Remain, in full Force and 
X'irtuc. for One Year, from and after the Date hereof. 

And it is Ordained, bv the Authority aforesaid. That a Law of 
this Cor|X)ration, which was made and Published the Eighth Day of 
July last past, luitituled A Law for Depositing the Charter and Com- 
mon Seal of this City, and directing the Application, and Use of the 
same Seal, bo, and Every Article ami Clause, therein Contained, is 
hereby Re|>caloil. and made null and void. 

And Whereas the I^ws. hereafter mentioned, (to witt), A Law. 
declarinjr. t«^ wh.nt Uses the Seal of this Corporation, the Seal of the 
Mayors Court, and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this Cit>\ shall be put 
unto: .Vnd .\ Law. F.ntitulcd A Law for the better Regulating and 
Oriivrng the l^iblick Marketts. within the City of New York, were 
three times n^ail. and approved in Common Council 

Va\ it tuekfii^rk Orpmnid. by the Authority aforesaid That the 
said t\M^ Laws, (to witt) A ! \w . Kntitulev! .\ Law. declaring to what 



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291 



Uses the Seal of this Cori)oration, the Seal of the Mayor's Court, and 
the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City, shall be put unto; And also A 
Law, Entituled A Law for the better Regulating and Ordering the 
Publick Marketts, within the City of New York, be, and are hereby 
made, Ordained, Established and Published, and Ordered to be, Con- 
tinue and Remain in full Force and Virtue for One Year, from and 
after the Date hereof: And Ordered the I^w Entituled A Law, for 
the better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts within the 
City of New York be forthwith printed; and all the aforesaid Laws, 
hereby made. Renewed, Ordained and Established were the same Day. 
(after the Ringing of three I378I Bells, at the City Hall, and Procla- 
matioti made for Silence), Published accordingly 

A Law for the better regulating and Ordering 

The Publick Marketts within the 

City of New York. 

I'oR.ASMicii as the Marketts of this City are chiefly Supplyed by 
the Coui:ti\ People with X'ictuals and Provisions, by Water Carriage, 
from the N't chbou ring Countys and Colonies, at different times and 
Seasons, as tlie Tides, Wind and Weather Permitt; By Reason whereof 
no particular times or E>ays can conveniently be appointed for hold- 
ing the fai«l Marketts, without manifest Hurt and Prejudice, as well 
to ti-e luhahitants of this City, as to the Country people, who frequent 
and Suppiv the Said Marketts, 

iJr I : TiiiiRKFORE Ordained bv the Mavor. Recorder Aldermen and 
Assistants of the City of New York, Convened in Common Council; 
An«l ii is lierehy Ordained by the Authority of the same. That Every 
Day in the Week. (Sundays Excepted), be and are hereby appointed 
Publick Markett Days, within the said City, from Sun-Rising to Sun- 
Setting, where the Country people and Others, resorting to the said 
Marketts. i«iay stand or Sit, in such part or Parts thereof, as are not 
from time to time, particularly ajjpropriated and alotted to other Per- 
son or Persons, by Lease from the Corporation of this City ; and there 
\'end tlieir Flesh. Fish, Poultr}'. Herbs, Fruit, Eggs, Butter, Cheese, 
Bacr»n and Other necessary Provisions and Commodities on Every 
Working Dav in Every Week, in the Publick Marketts hereinafter 
mentioned That is to say, at the Markett House, at the Slip, commonly 
called Coentics Dock: At the Markett House At the old Slip, com- 
monly called Burger's path : At the Markett House, at the lower End 
of Wall Street commonlv called Wall Street Markett House; and at 
the Markett House at or near Countess Key, commonly called 



292 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Countesses Slip, which are hereby appointed to be publick and Coininon 
Marketts, within the said City. 

[379] -^ND BE IT FURTHER Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, 
That (in Regard the Marketts are principally intended for the Benefitt 
of House Keepers, who buy for their own Use) The Hucksters and 
Retailers, within this City, who buy to Sell again, shall not Enter into 
any of the aforesaid Marketts to make their Provisions and buy to Sell 
again any Flesh, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, iUitter, Cheese Bacon, or any 
other Sort of Markett Provisions of any of the Markett People there, 
to Sell again, or to carry the Same, to their several Houses and Shops, 
untill the afternoon of Every Day, To the End, That the House Keep- 
ers may Provide Themselves, in the Forenoon of Every Day, at the 
First Hand, with Provisions, at moderate Rates, upon Pain, That 
Every such Huckster and Retailor shall for Every Offence against 
this Act Forfeit the Sum of Ten shillings, Current Money of this 
province. 

And be it further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid That, 
(to the Intent, that Forestalling, Regrating and Engrossing of Victuals 
and Other Commodities, may be the better prevented, and the Laws 
made Against the same, more effectually observed), no Person or 
Persons, from and after the Publication hereof, shall buy, or Cause to 
be bought any Victuals or other Provisions or Things whatsoever 
within the said City of New York, or the Libertys thereof, coming to 
any of the Common Marketts of the said City, or make any Bargain. 
Contract or Promise, for the Having and Buying of the same, or any 
part thereof so coming to any of the Common Marketts aforesaid, be- 
fore the same shall be brought into One of the said Marketts, ready 
to be there Sold: And also, That no person or persons, that shall by 
any Means Engross, Regrate, Obtain, or get into his, or their Hands 
and Possession, in any of the said Marketts any Victuals. Provisions 
or Other Things whatsoever, which shall be thither brought to be sold, 
shall from thenceforth Sell the Same again, in his, her or their Shop 
or Shops, or in any of the Marketts, or other places, within the said 
City and Libertys thereof, or shall Engross or [380] Get into his her 
or their Hands, by Buying. Contracting or Otherwise any of the 
Things aforesaid, with Intent to Sell the same again, in the same, or 
any other Markett, or Place within this City and Libertys thereof, 
UPON Pain. That Every such Forestaller, Regrator & Engrossor shall 
for livery such Offence. Forfeit the sum of Forty shillings. Current 
Monev of this Province. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



^93 



And be it further Ordained bv the Authoritv aforesaid That no 
unwholsonie or Stale Victualls, no blown Meat or leprous Swine be 
sold or Ex|X)sed to Sale in any of the said Marketts. under Pain of 
Forty shillings to be paid by lilvery Offender for Every such OfTence. 

And be it fikther Okdainkd by the Autl:ority aforesaid That all 
Butter exposed to Sale in any of the Marketts aforer^iid. in Pounds, 
Roles. Pots, Dibhes or Oth.cr \eysclls. not cxceedinjj Six Pounds, shall 
have the Quantity of the Weight the same contains marked thereon: 
And if any Butter, exposed to Sale, in any of the Marketts aforesaid, 
shall be found deficient in the weifjht, so marked thereon, or Other 
Fraud discovered in the Weight thereof. The same shall be r'orf cited 
to the poor of this City: and it shall, and may be lawfull for the 
Clerk of the Markett of this City, or his Deputy to Seize the Same, and 
Convert it to the Use before mentioned. The Offender being first 
convicted of the Fraud before One or More of the Magistrates of 
this City. 

And be it further Ordained, hv the Authoritv aforesaid That, in 
Order for the making the several Marketts of this City, more com- 
modious and convenient, for the h'uture, for the Reception and 
Accommodation, as well of the several lUitchers. being Freemen of this 
Citv. as of all Other Persons, who shall from time to time Resort 
thereto, with necessarys and provisions, for the Supply thereof, a stand- 
ing Committee shall be appointed by the Common Council of this City ; 
who shall be, and are hereby, Tmpowered and Authorized to Enlarge, 
Alter. Repair and Support from time to time, with necessary Repaira- 
tions and Amendments all and Every of the said Markett I381I Houses 
of this City ; and to Order and Give Directions for the Enlarging and 
repairing the same from time to time, at the Expence of this City, as 
they shall find Occasion: And also to Apportion the Size of, (and to 
mark and Number), the several Stalls therein: and to Contract for the 
Letting and Setting of the Same, or any Number thereof, to the several 
Butchers resorting thereto, being Freemen of this City, for such rea- 
sonable Rents, as They, in their Discretions, can agree for, to be re- 
served and made payable, by equal Proportions Every Month, in the 
Year, to the Chamberlain of this Corporation, for the Vs^e of the Same. 
And the said Stalls and Standings, which shall by the said Committee 
be so contracted and agreed for. to be Let and Set. shall be, and are 
hereby Ordained to be so Let and Set by Lease, under the Seal of the 
Court of Common Council of this City, any Law, Usage or Custom, to 
the Contrary thereof, in any wise notwithstanding. 



294 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Providi£D nevertheless, That no more than two Stalls or Standings, 
in any one of the said Marketts, shall at any time be Let or Leased to 
any One Butcher, resorting to, and using, the Same. 

Provided also, and it is hereby declared. That it shall & may be 
lawful! to and for all and Every the Country people and Others, who 
shall from time to time Resort, or come to the several Marketts of this 
City, (Other than, and Excepting Hucksters, who are hereby excluded 
and intended to be Excluded all Stalls and Standings in the same) with 
any Sort of necessarys or Provisions for the Supply thereof, to take 
up and accommodate themselves with such Stalls, Standings and places, 
in any of the said Marketts. which shall remain unappropriated, as they 
shall first happen to get Possession of the Same, and there and thereon 
to Deposit their several Commodities, and to Remain and continue to 
Expose their Meat to Sale, by the Quarter, as They shall See con- 
venient and all Other their Commoditys to Vend, Sell and Dispose of, 
without Paying any Fee or Reward for the Same, in Order for the 
Encouragement of the more plentiful! Supply of the said Marketts, 
and the [382] Inhabitants of this City, with all Sorts of Provisions, at 
the most moderate and reasonable Rates and Prices ; any thing in this 
Law contained to the Contrary Notwithstanding. 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid That all 
and Every the Penaltys and Forfeitures, Sum and Sums of Money, 
which shall happen at any time hereafter to be incurred and Forfeited 
by Virtue of this Act, and touching which no particular Direction is 
herein before given, shall be recovered before the Mayor Recorder, or 
One of the Aldermen of this City, The One half of the Forfeitures, so 
recovered, to be paid to the Chamberlain of this City, for the time 
being, for the Use of this Corporation ; And the Other half to the 
Informer, who shall Sue and Prosecute for the same. 

And Whereas, by Virtue of divers Laws of this Corporation for 
many Years past, The Clerk of the Markett had took and received 
Certain Fees for all neat Cattle, Hogs, Shoats, Sheep, Calves, and 
Lambs, that were killed for the Markett ; The last of which Laws Ex- 
pires, on this fourth day of November, Be it Therefore Ordained, bv 
the Authoritv aforesaid. That it shall not be lawful! for the Clerk of 
the Marketts of this Cit>', for the time being, from and after the Publi- 
cation hereof, to Intermeddle with the Receipt of any Dutys, Fees 
or Profitts, or take any money of any Butchers, or Other Persons, 
resorting to, or standing in any of the Common Marketts aforesaid, by 
Virtue of any Law. pretended Usage or Custom of this Corporation, or 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 295 

upon any Pretence whatsoever, Other than for Examining, and Seahng 
of Weights and Measures, what he may do by Law, by Virtue of his 
Office. 

A Law declaring to what uses the Seal 

OF THIS Corporation^ the Seal of the Mayor's 

Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of 

THIS City shall be put unto. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder Aldermen and [383] 
Assistants of the City of New York, convened in Common Council 
and it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the Same, That the 
Common Seal of this Corporation, commonly Called the City Seal 
(now in the Custody and Keeping of the Common Clerk of this 
Corporation), shall not be put, and affixed to any Writing or Instru- 
ment whatsoever, Except unto such Grants, Leases, Freedoms War- 
rants, Lycences, or Other Instruments, as shall Concern this Corpora- 
tion in Point of Interest, or Otherwise, and that by Order of the 
Common Council of the said City, in Common Council, convened or 
unto Freedoms, by Order of the Mayor's Court of the said City ; any 
Usage heretofore to the Contrary Notwithstanding. 

And it is further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid That the 
small Seal, (also in the Custody and Keeping of the Common Clerk of 
this Corporation), commonly called the Seal of the Mayor's Court, be 
put unto all Process, issuing out of the Mayor's Court of the said City, 
and Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the City and County 
of New York, Warrants and Testimonials; and that all Lycenses, 
granted to Carmen, Alehouse Keepers, Tavern Keepers or Victuallers, 
within this City, be Sealed with the same Seal ; and that the said Seal 
be used to no Other Intents or purposes whatsoever. 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid That the 
Seal belonging to this Corporation, (now in the Custody and Kecpiiic: 
of the Mayor of this Corporation), called the Seal of Mayoralty, may, 
by the said Mayor, or the Mayor of this City, for the time being, or 
by the Mayor, and Court of Aldermen of the same City, for the tii^ic 
being, be put and affixed to all such Writings And Instruments, Depo- 
sitions, Affidavits, Exemplifications, Testimonials Protests and other 
Matters and Things, as are usual and Customary to be Certified, under 
the publick Seal of any Mayoralty, for the better Attesting of the 
Truth of the Matters and Things, thereby Certified ; and that the said 
Seal be always in the Keeping and Custody of the Mayor of this 
Corporation, for the time being. 



296 xMINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Att a Common Council, held at the 
City Hall of the said City, on Wednesday, 
the Sixth Dav of November, Anno Dom. 

1735. 

Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esquire Recorder 
[384J John Walter "^ 

William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Pevster 

m 

Peter Stoutenburgh 



>- Esquires Aldermen 






> 



Assistants 



Pursuant to a Law of tliis Corporation, Entituled a Law for the 
better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts, within the City 
of New York Ordered, That Alderman Walter, Alderman Bayard, 
Alderman Fell, Alderman Burger, M^ Beekman, and M^ De Peyster, 
or any four of them to be a Committee of this Court, who are hereby 
Inpowered and Authorized to Enlarge, Alter, Repair and Support, 
from time to time, with necessary Reparations and Amendments, all 
and Every the Markett Houses, mentioned in the said Law and to Order 
and give Directions, for the Enlarging and Repairing the Same, from 
time to time, at the Expence of this City, as they shall find Occasion; 
And also to apportion the Size of, (and to mark and Number) the 
several Stalls and Standings therein, or therein hereafter to be made, 
and to Contract for the Letting or Setting of the Same, or any Num- 
ber thereof, to the several Butchers, resorting thereto, being Freemen 
of this City, for such reasonable Rents, as They (or the Majority of 
them), can agree for, to be reserved, payable by equal Proportions, 
Every Month in the Year, to the Chamberlain of this Corporation for 
the L'se of the same ; And the said Stalls and Standings, which by the 
said Committee, (or the Majority of them), shall be so contracted and 
agreed for, to be Lett and Sett by Lease, under the Seal of this Corpo- 
ration So that no more than two Stalls or Standings in any one of the 
said Marketts, shall at any time be Lett or Leased to any One Butcher, 
resorting to. and frequenting the said Marketts. 



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297 



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[385] City of ) ^^ Att a Coinnion Council, held at the 

New York J City Hall of the said City, on Saturday the 

twentv second Dav of November Anno 
Dom. 1735. 

Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esquire Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerardus Beeknian 

Christopher Lc Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Rogert 

Peter Stoutenl)urc:h 

Abraham Depcystcr 



>► Esquires Aldermen 



J 
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>» Assistants. 



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The following Law was three times read, approved, published, and 
Ordered to be Printed 

A Law appointing convenient Places, for unloading of Hay for 
Establishing the Rate for Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles, and for 
the Ease of ancient and Disabled Carmen. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor. Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York, convened in Common Council; and it is 
hereby Ordained by the authority of the same. That no Hay be un- 
loaded within this City, on the South Side of Fresh Water, but at the 
Places following, (to witt). At Hudson's River, near the House, late 
of Thomas Eld, and to the Northward thereof ; At the South End of 
the Broadway, near White Hall: At Rodmans Slip in Queen Street; 
and at any Slip to the East Ward thereof ; and that no Carman within 
this City presume to load any Hay, into his Cart, or Cart the same from 
any Other place, within this City, on the South side of Fresh Water, 
under the Penalty of three shillings for Each offence; One half to the 
Informer : and the Other Half to the Treasurer of this City, for the LTse 
of this Corporation, to be Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder, or 
anv One of the Aldermen of this Citv. 

And it is further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That no 
Carman within this City, do Presume to take, Extort or Exact for 
Carting of a Load of Hay, in Trusses or Bundles, more than Nine 
pence, for Each Load, for Carting the same, under the Penalty of 



298 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

three shillings, for Every Offence; One half to the Informer, and the 
Other half to the Treasurer of this City, for the Use of the Corpora- 
tion ; and to be Recovered, before the Mayor or Recorder, or any one 
of the Aldermen of this City ; and that if any Carman shall Refuse or 
Neglect to pay the aforesaid Penalties or Forfeitures, immediately 
after his being convicted thereof, or any of them, such Carman shall 
be immediately suspended from his office of a Carman, within this 
City ; any former Law, Order or Ordinances of this Corporation to the 
contrary Notwithstanding. 

[386] And it is further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, that 
it shall and may be lawfuU for the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty 
of the City of New York, in Common Council assembled to Lycence 
such antient Carmen, and Others, who are disabled by old Age, Sick- 
ness, Lameness, and other Infirmitys, as are not able to walk by, and 
drive, their Carts, on Foot, to sit upon the Shafts of their Carts, and 
drive the same, for their Ease and Relief, and better Support of them- 
selves and Families ; Provided they drive not their Carts, faster than 
a Walk or foot pace, and not a Trot, but slowly and patiently, any 
former Law of this Corporation to the Contrary Notwithstanding. 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer, Roehffe Van 

665 Mapaelen, Johannes Van Duersen, Jacobus ^Ion- 
Warrant Issued tagne, George Walgrave and Gysbert Van Duersen, 

the Watchmen of this City, or Order, to Each per- 
son, the Sum of three pounds. Current Money of this Colony ; which, 
in the Whole, amounts to Eighteen Pouyds, in full of their Sallary, as 
Watchmen aforesaid, due and Ending the first Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer, to pay to M*^ Robert Crannell, or Order, 

666 the Sum of Ten Pounds, two shillings, Current 
Warrant Issued money of this Colony, in full of his Account, for 

furnishing Fire and Candle, for the Watch, from the 
first of May last, to the twenty first of this Instant, for Hooping a 
Dung-Tub for the Prison, and for emptying the Same, &c : as appears 
by his Account, which is allowed. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson. Alderman 
Fell and Capt. Fred be a Committee to agree with Six able Citizens of 
this City, to be Watchmen of this City, from the first Day of this 
Instant November to the first day of May next, at the Expence of this 
Corporation ; Who, together with two Constables, are to be the Watch 
of this City, for that Term. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 299 

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

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

twenty Eighth day of November Anno 
Dom 1735. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant ESq«^ Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
John Walter 



William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henr>' Bogert 
Peter Stoutenburgh 



>.ESq^* Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



J 



The Committee for Agreeing with Watchmen Report that they 
have Agreed with Roeliff Van Maepelen, Johannes Meyer. Jacobus 
Montagne George Walgrave Gysbcrt Van Duersen and Johannes Van 
Duersen to be Watchmen of this City to the first day of May next; 
three of whom Every Night with a Constable are to Watch Every 
Night untill that time, which Report is Approved and Ordered the 
Said Persons [387] with a Constable Every Night be, and are hereby 
appointed to be the Watch of this City untill that time: who are 
severally to Receive for that service the sum of Seven pounds Current 
Monev of this Colonv. And it is further Ordered that M^ Robert 
Crannell do supply the Said Watch with fire and Candle during that 
time. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

\To Treasurer to pay to Mess" Thomas Wenman, John 

667 Byvank, Edward Haytcr, James Kennedy. Joshua 

Warrant Issued Quereau Paulus Hoppc. Samuell Rout. W^illiam 

Lewis. Jacobus Montagne, Anthony Ham Phillip 
Soper & Pieter Delamontagne late Constables of this City or their Re- 
spective Orders to each of them the sum of (MIc pound one shilling Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony (which in the whole Amounteth to twelve 
pounds twelve shillings) in full of their services upon the Night 
Watches of this Citv from the first dav of Mav last to the fourteenth 
day of October following. 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City, on Wednesday 
the Tenth Day of December Anno Dom. 

1735. 
Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esquire Deputy Mayor 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Gerardus Beekman 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Mf Edward Brewen, the Pub- 
lick Whipper of this City, the sum of two pounds 
ten shillings Current money of this Colony, in full 
of one Quarter of a Years Sallary due and Ending 
the fourteenth day of this Instant December. 



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>► Assistants. 



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668 
Warrant Issued. 



By the Mayor and Aldermen, 
Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be, till further Order, as followeth 
(Vizt) 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh Ten Ounces and a half 
for a Penny. 

[388] A White Loaf of the finest Flower to weigh One pound and 
Six ounces for two Pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest Flower to weigh two Pounds twelve 
Ounces for four pence. 

A Wheaten Loaf, the coursest bran only taken out, and not other- 
wise, to weigh three pounds and six ounces, for four pence. Wheat 
being at four shillings ^ Bushell. 

and Ordered, that no other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City (hard Biskett only Excepted) than according to the above Assize ; 
and all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice 
hereof, and make their bread accordingly ; Dated at the City Hall the 
tenth Day of December; in the Ninth Year of his Majestys Reign, 
Anno Dom. 1735. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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The Committee for letting to Lease the Stalls in the Marketts, make 
their Rei>ort in the words following (vizt) in hsec Verba. 

New York 10'!? December 1735. 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council, dated the sixth Day 
of November last, Impowring Alderman Walter, Alderman Bayard, 
Alderman Fell, Alderman Burger, M^ Beekman, and M^ Depeyster; 
or any Four of them be a Committee, for repairing the Publick Mar- 
ketts of this City, and to lett and apportion the Size of the Stalls therein 
&c: We the said Committee have accordingly mett and agreed with 
the Butchers resorting in said Marketts, for the several Stalls, and 
for the Sums of money mentioned underneath, being for one Year, 
commencing from the fourth of November last ; and for the payment of 
the said Money, the Butchers are to take Leases, or give their Bonds, 
as the Corporation shall see fitt to Order to pay the respective sums 
agreed for, quarterly to the Chamberlain of this City, for the Use of 
the same ; All which is submitted by, 

Gentlemen, 

Your humble Servants, 
John Walter. 



The Stalls let in the Markett 
House at Burger's Path. 

To Israel Horsfield and Timothy Horsfield 

2 Stalls N? I & 2 att...£22 

To Samuel Brown i Stall 

To Samuel Hopson i. D? 

To EHz. Carpenter i. D? 

Widr Davis i D? 

Mich. Christopher Row.i D? 



Christ^ Fell. 
A. D. Peyster. 
Gerard Beekman. 
Johf Burger. 



N? 3.. 
N? 4.. 
N? 5.. 
N? 6.. 
N? 7.. 



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Stalls in the Fly Markett 

To Richard Green i Stall N? i at 

To Widow Laurier i D? N? 2. . 

To Isaac Varian i D? N? 3 . . 

To George Young i D? N? 4. . 

To Charles Dawson i D? N? «; . . 

To John Stockford i D? N? 6. . 

To Edward Kelly i. D? N? 7. . 



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'^ Since Lett to 
Richard Wil- 
liams at £3 — o 
— o ^ Annum 
April 7^^ 1736 
Vid. for 398 



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[389] Which Report is approved, and Ordered the several Lessees 
of the said Stalls and Standings do severally give Bond to the Cham- 
berlain or Treasurer of this City, to pay the said Rents quarterly 
accordingly for the Use of this Corporation. 



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

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

twenty fourth day of January Anno Dom. 
1735 [-6]. 

Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant Esq^ Deputy Mayor. 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder. 

John Walter 

William Roonie 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 



>. Esquires Aldermen. 



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>► Assistants. 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
M'' Alexander Malcolm the Publick Schoolmaster of this City, or 
Order the sum om ten pounds Current Money of this Colony, out of 
the Moneys in his Hands raised by Virtue of an Act of General Assem- 
bly of this Colony, made in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys 
Reign, Entituled, An Act to Encourage a publick School in the City of 
New York, for teaching Latin Greek and Mathematicks ; It being in 
full of one Quarter of a Years Reward or Sallary due to the said 
Alexander Malcolm, Ending the first Day of December last past 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ 669 Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Ham, Doorkeeper 

Warrant Issued, and Messenger of this Court or Order the Sum of 

two pounds, ten shillings, current money of this 
Colony, in full of one quarter of a Years Sallary, due and Ending the 
fourteenth Instant. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 303 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X? 670 Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Lamb Overseer of 

Warrant Issued, the Fire Engines or Order the Sum of three pounds, 

Current Money of this Colony in full of one quarter 
of a Years Sallary due and Ending the first Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N?67i Treasurer to pay to M^ Johannes Burger or Order, 

Warrant Issued, the sum of thirty one pounds fourteen shillings and 

Eleven pence, current money of this Colony, in full 
Ballance of his Account for Building the Workhouse of this Corpora- 
tion &c : according to Agreement, as appears by his account, which is 
audited and allowed. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, M^ Le Roux and M^ Fred be a 
Committee to employ Workmen to put the Fire Engines of this Corix)- 
ration in good Repair, Plight & Condition, in order to render them use- 
full and servicesable for the purposes for which they are made, and 
that they have full power to agree with any person or persons by the 
Year to keep the same in such good plight, Repair and Condition, and 
to play the same as often as there shall be occasion, upon any 
Emergency. 

Whereas this Corporation were lately served with the following 
Rule made in the supream Court of this Province in the words follow- 

Att a Supream Court of Judicature, 
held for the province of New York on 
Thursday the twenty third dav of October 

V W V 

1735. 

Present The hoTfble James De Lancey ESq^ Chief Justice 

[390] The Attorney General Informed this 
The King ^ Court, He had been directed to lay before 

Ver. them a Copy of a By Law, lately made by 

The Mayor Aldermen V the Corporation of this City, intituled a 
and Commonality of Law for depositing the Charter and Com- 
mon Seal of this City, and directing the 
L'se and application of the same Seal, 
which by Law is conceived to be unreasonable and against I^w, Or- 
dered that the Mavor, Aldermen and Commonality of this Citv do 
shew Cause to this Court bv Mundav next Whv an Information 
should not be fyled against them, and that the Mayor l>e forthwith 
served with a Copy of this Rule. 

r^ Cur. John Poole Clk. 



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304 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Which Rule upon the Motion of M^ Recorder (by Order of Common 
Council) was Enlarged to this Term. 

In Obedience to which Rule, this Corporation do shew for Cause, 
that since the Service of the said Rule, this Corporation have repealed 
and made null and void the By Law therein mentioned, (having never 
put the said By Law in Execution) and ordered that M^ Recorder 
do shew this for Cause to the said Supream Court, Why an Information 
should not be fyled against them 

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

New York \ City Hall of the said City on Wednesday 

third day of March, Anno Dom. 1735-6. 

Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant Esquire Deputy Mayor 

John Walter ^ 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 



>. Esquires Aldermen 



Gerardus Beekman ^ 



>- Assistants 



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John Fred. 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
Peter Stoutenburgh. 

Ordered, that Sewaes Vlierboom, Jacob Pitt, and Abraham Blanck, 
three ancient and infirm Carmen be lycensed to sitt upon the Shafts of 
their Carts and drive the same for their Ease and Relief, and better 
Support of themselves and Families, provided they drive not their 
Carts faster than a Walk or foot pace, and not a Trot, but slowly and 
patiently. 

Ordfired the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer, to pay to Abraham Palding, or Order the 

672 sum of four Pounds Eight shillings, Current Money 

Warrant Issued, of this Colony, in full of his Account for Eleven 

Loads of Lime, delivered at and for the Work house, 
as appears by his Account, which is allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer to pay to M^ Alexander Lamb the Keeper 

673. of the Library, the sum of three pounds Current 

Warrant Issued Monev of this Colonv. as a full Reward for that 

Service, untill the first of November last. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 305 

Ordered that M^ Alexander Lamb, be Library Keeper until the first 
of November next, for the Sallary of three pounds. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Xo Treasurer to pay to M«^ Joseph Reade Merchant, the 

674 Sum of three pounds Six shillings, and two pence, 

Warrant Issued current Money of this Colony, for the like sum by 

him disbursed for repairing the Meal Markett 
House, over and above the Subscriptions, collected for that Use, as 
Appears by an Account thereof which is audited and allowed. 

Ordered, that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, Alderman 
Bayard, M«^ De Peyster, M'^ Bogert and M^ Fred, or any four of them 
be a Committee of this Court to Enquire upx)n what Terms this Corpo- 
ration may hire an able and sufficient Person to be keeper of the House 
of Correction and Overseer of the Workhouse and Poorhouse within 
this City; That he be a Person who understands the EHity thereof, 
capable to sett the Poor to work, and to correct the contumacious, and 
such other Persons, as shall [391] From time to time be committed to 
the House of Correction; That the said Committee do also consider 
what Furniture and Utensils will be needfull to be provided for the 
said House of Correction, Workhouse and Poorhouse ; and what Stock 
IS needfull, & what manufactures will be most convenient to Employ 
the Poor upon : Such as carding. Knitting, Spinning, Dressing Hemp 
or Flax ; Picking oakum or other Labour ; that such Poor as are able 
to work, may not Eat the Bread of Sloth & Idleness, and be a Burthen 
to the Publick; and also that the said Committee do make Enquiry, 
consider and Inform themselves of what other things may be needfull 
and necessary, to be done and provided for the better rendring the said 
House of Correction, Workhouse and poorhouse, serviceable and 
Usefull for the purposes, thereby intended. 

Tlie following Law was three times read and approved, and 
Ordered to be forthwith published Vizt 

A Law for Repeaung a Clause in a Law of this Corporatiox, 

herein mentioned, relating to the assize of 

Cask for Pork, Beef and Fish. 

Be IT ORDAINED by the Mayor, Aldermen and Assistants of the 
City of New York, convened in Common Council, and it fis] hereby or- 
dained by the Authority of the same, That a Clause in the Law of this 
Corporation, Entituled (A Law for regulating the office of 
GuAGERS. Packers and Cullers) . in the words following (Vizi) 
VoL lY.— 20 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, that the sworn 
Packers of this City shall not put the packers Mark upon any Barrells 
of Pork, Beef or Fish, but what shall contain thirty Gallons or more ; 
and half Barrells, Fifteen Gallons or more, under the penalty of Six 
shillings for Each Barrell or half Barrell) which Clause and Every 
word thereof, is hereby repealed, and made null and void. 

And it is hereby further ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That 
the sworn Packers of this City, shall not after the publication hereof, 
put the Packers Mark upon any Barrells of Pork, Beef or Fish, but 
what shall contain one and thirty Gallons and a half or upwards ; and 
half Barrells fifteen Gallons, three quarters, or upwards, under the 
penalty of Six shillings for each Barrell, or half Barrell, any former 
Law of this Corporation, to the Contrary notwithstanding. 

Which Law, after the Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation 
made for Silence, was this day accordingly published and Ordered 
to be forthwith printed and the sworn packers served with a Copy 
thereof. 



City of ) 
New York J 



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Present 



>.Esq'? Aldermen 



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Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wednesday 
the 3i^t day of March Anno Dom. 1736. 

Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esquire Recorder 

William Roome 

John Walter 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Gerrardus Beeknian 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham Depeyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

[392] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay 
to Mf Alexander Malcolm the Publick Schoolmaster of this City, or 
Order the sum of Ten pounds Current Money of this Colony, out of 
the Moneys in his hands, raised by Virtue of an Act of General As- 
sembly of this Colony, made in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys 
Reign Eiitituled an act, to Encourage a publick School in the City 



>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 307 

of New York, for teaching Latin. Greek and Mathematicks ; It being 
in full of one Quarter of a Years Reward or Sallary due to the said 
Alexander Malcolm, Ending the first day of this Instant Month of 
March 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer to pay to M^ Edward Brewen the Publick 

673. Whipper of this City, or Order, the Sum of two 

Warrant L<>ued pounds ten shillings, current Money of this Colony 

in full of one Quarter of a Years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant March, and six shillings more 
for pilloring and Whipping patrick Macarty. 

The Committee appointed the third Day of this Instant March to 
luiquire ui>on what Terms this Corporation may hire an able and 
sufficient person to be keeper of the House of Correction &c: have 
made their Report in the words following Viz! 

Citv oi I ^, -, 1>Y \'iRTUE of an Order of this Court of Com- 

New York \ ^ " mon Council, made the third Day of Instant 

March, appointing us a Committee for the purpose 
hereafter ii entioned. in obedience thereunto do make this our Report, 
that, j);:r.sua:n to publick printed Xotice and Advertisements, several 
persons liave made proposals to us for Executing the Offices of Keeper 
of tho House of Correction and Overseer of the Workhouse and poor 
house of this City, (to witt) Capl Owen with his Wife, Samuel Rout 
with l.is Wife, Cornelius Roome with his Wife and too Children, 
Jasj^or Smith with his Wife and one Child, & John Sebring with his 
wile rtnd a Child of nine Years of Age. Each of which insist on a 
Sallary of thirty pounds a year, with their Diet in the House, and that 
we are of opinion, that John Sebring is the ablest and best qualifyed 
person to Execute those Offices, and we beg leave to rccotnmend him 
to tl'iis Court accordingly. 

That We are further of opinion that tlie following need full furni- 
ture and Utensils for the said House of Correction, Workhouse and 
f>oor I'ouse be without Delay provided and put into the said House by 
this Corporation (to witt) Six Cabins or Bedsteads in the first Garret 
Each of the Hreadth of four foot, and six foot and a half in Length 
Six I]eds with necessar>' furniture, two Dozen of strong Chairs, two 
[>)zen of plates four Dishes, one Dozen Knifes, and one Dozen forks, 
two Iron pots or Kettles. Six oznibrigs or other Itnnen Table Cloaths, 
and twelve Towels, one large square Table, one lesser Table, a small 
LrK»king Glass, some Brooms, two pales, two Tubbs for washing one 



3n8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Spit and other small furniture of Daily Use and of necessity, three 
Spades, one shovel, one wheel Barrow and one Rake for Gardening. 

AND for the better Relief of the poor, tliat are not able to labour by 
old age and Infirmities, and for setting such poor to work as are able 
to labour and to prevent their being a Charge and Burthen to the pub- 
lick by sloth and Idleness and for Carrying on Trades, Occupation 
and Manufactures, We do further Report, and it is our Opinion that 
the said House of Correction, Workhouse and poorhouse be furnished 
with all convenient Speed with the following Tools and Utensils (to 
witt) four spinning wheels one or two large wheels for spining of 
Wool or Cotten some shoemakers Tools and Leathers for making of 
shoes, two pair of wollen Cards, some Knitting Needles, twelve 
pounds of Flax, 500 pounds of old Junck, twelve pounds of wool, 
twelve pounds of Cotten, two or three Hatchells, and such other Tools, 
Utensils and Furniture, as for the future shall be found needfull and 
necessary from time to time to be provided for the said House of 
Correction, Work house and poorhouse by the Order and Direction of 
this Court 

That for the further rendring the said House of Correction Work- 
house and poorhouse serviceable and usefull for the purposes thereby 
Intended, We have [393] Consulted with several persons of Knowl- 
edge and Judgment touching this Affair, have maturely considered the 
Matter and Informed ourselves (as much as in Us lyes) of what other 
things may be needfull and necessary to be done herein and do further 
Report as our Opinion, that the Keeper be called the Keeper of the 
House of Correction and Master of the Workhouse and poorhouse, 
that before he enter upon the Office he shall be sworn tniely diligently 
and honestly to Execute the Oflfice of Keeper of the House of Cor- 
rection and Master of the Workhouse and poorhouse. according to 
the best of his Skill, Judgment and Ability, and that he will do Justice 
and shew Humanity to the poor who are not able to lalx)ur. & Correct 
the Incorrigible and such Others as shall be committed to the House of 
Correction, and keep them to hard labour according to Law. and in all 
things demean himself in the Execution of this Office according to 
Law; 

That the said Keeper shall keep a Book and a Distinct Account of 
all the Furniture, Utensils, Materials and Manufactures of the said 
House of Correction Workhouse and poorhouse, and account for the 
same upon Oath every three Months or as often as he shall be there- 
unto required by such Justices and persons as shall be appointed by 
order of this Court : and how and in what manner he hath applyed the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 309 

same and disposed thereof and what Stock, furniture, Materials, and 
Manufactures remain in his hands and possession: and what profitts 
have arisen and accrued thereby ; and that he pay to the said Church 
Wardens for t!ie Use and better maintainance of the ix)or all the said 
profitts (to Ic by them accounted for) to the Justices and X'estry Men 
for the said City, and that upon his Neglect or refusal so to do, the said 
Keeper be removed from the said Offices, and further to be dealt with 
according to Law. 

AND tliat the Church Wardens of this Cily. be appointed Over- 
seers of the poor, and that they have the Oircction and providing of 
necessary supi>lys of IVovisions for the said Workhouse and poorhouse 
out of the Fund for the Maintainance of the Minister and poor; for 
all which disbursments and others for the \^se of the Poor they are 
to account to the Justices and \'estry Men of the said City, when 
thereunto required. And that the said Church Wardens and Overseers 
of the poor have the Direction and management of the said House of 
Correction. Workhouse and poor House, so far as relates to the 
providing Provisions, Utensils Materialls and Cither necessaries for the 
same ; and that the Keeper and Master thereof pay Obedience to their 
orders and Commands, relating to the poor under his Care: and that 
the Keeper and Master of the said House be appointed to continue 
during the pleasure of this Court, and to be removed from the offices 
aforesaid as often as this Court shall see Cause. 

That the Master of the said House of Correction, Workhouse and 
poorhouse do sett on Work all such poor as shall be sent or com- 
mitted thither and able to labour; and also all disorderly persons, 
parents of Bastard Children, r>eggars. Servants running away or 
otherwise misbehaving themselves. Trespassers, Rogues, Vagabonds, 
poor |)ersons refusing to work, and on their refusal to work and labour 
to correct them b\' moderate Whipping, and to yield a true Account 
to Rvery deneral Quarter Sessions of the peace to be held for this 
Cit>- and County of all persons committed to his custody, and of the 
offences for which thev were committed. 

And forasmuch as sufficient Provision is made for the Relief and 
Maintainance of the poor, it is our Opinion, that it be recommended 
to the [usticcs to Committ to the House of Correction all such sturdv 
Beggars as go wandering and !>egging about the Streets, and asking 
Alms, according to divers Statutes in such Case made and provided, 
there to f>e put to hard Labour. 

Moreover We report it as our opinion, that the upper Room at 
the West End of the said House be suitably furnished for an Infirmary 



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and for no other Use whatsoever: That the lower room to the East- 
ward be for the Keeper and his Family to Dress Victuals and the 
poor to Eat in, that the upper room [394] To the Eastward be the 
Lodging Room for the Keeper and his Family, that the Division of the 
Cellar to the Eastward be for hard labour and weaving, the middle 
Division of the Celler for the provision Cellar; and the westermost 
Division of the Cellar for the unruly and obstinate to be confined and 
imprisoned in: And the other three Rooms not herein particularly 
appropriated to be for spinning, Carding and other Labour untill such 
time as this Court shall see cause to make other Alterations. 

That such parish Children as may be hereafter sent to the poor 
house for Maintainance, that Care be taken by the Master thereof (by 
the Directions of the Church Wardens and overseers of the poor) that 
they be religiously educated and taught to read write and cast account ; 
and employed in spinning in spinning of wool, Thread, Knitting, Sew- 
ing or Other Labour most sutable to their Genius in order to qualify 
them to be put out apprentices and to services for their future 
livelyhood. 

That Fetters, Gives, Shackles, and a convenient place or whipping 
post be provided for the said House of Correction for punishing the 
incorrigible and disor[der]ly persons committed thereunto; That an 
Inventory be made of the furniture and Utensils belonging to the said 
House by Indenture between the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty 
of the City of New York, and the said Keeper 

And further we do report our Opinion, that it will be of great Use 
(for the better Relief and Maintainance of the poor) that a large 
Garden be forthwith fenced, plowed up and made round the said 
House for the raising of all kind of Roots Herbs, &c : for the Use of 
the poor in the said House; and the Overplus not expended therein; 
to be disposed of by the Keeper and the profitts accrueing thereby to 
be by him paid to the Church Wardens of the said City for the time 
being, towards the better Relief and Maintainance of the Poor of this 
City. 

That the Inhabitants of this Citv have free Libertv and Lycence 
to send to the said House all unruly and ungovernable Servants and 
Slaves there to be kept at hard labour, and punished according to the 
Directions of any one Justice with the Consent of the Master or 
Mistress of such Servant or Slave. 

That the Master or Mistress of such Servant or Slave shall pay 
unto the Master of the said House for Entrance one shilling, for 
whipping or other punishment one shilling and six pence, and for dis- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 311 

charging such servant or Slave one shilling, all which perquisites shall 
be applyed to the Use and Benefitt of the Keeper of the said House. 
And that no Servant or Slave shall be sent to the said House unless 
the Owner or Master or Mistress of such Servant or Slave shall pay 
or cause to be paid for the Use of the poor of the said City seven pence 
a Day during the time such Servant or Slave shall continue or be left 
in the said House; all which is nevertheless submitted to the 
Consideration of this Court, by Wilt. Roome 

March 31*! 1736. S. Johnson 

Stephen Bayard. 

Jo? Fred. 

A: D: Peyster 

Henry Bogert. 

Which Report is approved and Ordered that the same Committee, or 
any three of them do forthwith provide and purchase, the Materialls 
and Utensils mentioned in the same Report, and cause the Garden 
therein mentioned to be fenced, ploughed &c made, and Report their 
proceedings herein with all convenient Speed. 

A Petition and Representation of the Freeholders and Freemen of 
this City was read complaining of the Multiplicity of Gaming Houses 
within this City, and the evil consequences attending the same by 
Debauching the Youth and Others of this [395] Corporation, &c: it 
is therefore ordered, that the same petition and Representation be 
referred to the Consideration of M*" Recorder Alderman Walter, Alder- 
man Bayard, Aldemian Johnson. M*" Le Roux, M^ Bogert. and M^ 
Depeyster or any five of them, and that they Report what may be 
proper and convenient for this Court to do therein for suppressing the 
same Gaming Houses: which petition and Representation is in the 
words following (Vizi) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor, Recorder, Aldoriiu*n 

and Assistants of the Citv of New York, convened in 

Common Council. 

The humble Petition and Representation of 

the Freeholders and Freemen of the Citv 

o aforesaid. 

Siieweth 

That Whereas divers and great Disorders have been and are 

occasioned by the Multiplicity of gaming Houses in this City, tending 

to the Hurt Damage and Disturbance of Your Petitioners; the evil 

Consequences are too manifest to be deny'd, and too many here to 



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Enumerate, however we shall beg Leave to mention some few of the 
principall, our Youth are thereby greatly corrupted in their Morals 
rendered disobedient, unruly and Insolent, tempted to keep unseason- 
able Hours; to use unlawfull Methods for maintaining their unrea- 
sonable & Extravagant Expences, sometimes attended with Quarreling 
and fighting, and after unfitt as well as unwilling to perform those 
Services, as are required of them, and we find that neither Council nor 
Correction are likely to have its desired Effect, while the Spring and 
fountain of these Disorders are tollerated and Allowed ; Therefore our 
earnest Request is that You would Vouchsafe to use your Authority, 
Interest and Endeavours to suppress those Gaming Houses, especially 
all Billyard, Truck Tables and Cards &c: to which are owing the 
Impoverishment and Ruin of many in this place, who having con- 
tracted a habit of Gaming in their Youth, have not been able to Leave 
it till Reduced to meer Beggery, therefore hopeing that on your serious 
Consideration all the Advantages and Benefitts that can be offer'd in 
favour of those Games will be found insufficient to Ballance the above 
mentioned ill Consequences and many more which may be recon'd 
up, and also Intreating that in your Wisdom you will be pleased to 
find some Method to put an Effectual stop to these grievances. 

and your petitioners as in Duty bound 
shall Ever pray 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 676. Treasurer to pay to M*^? Elizabeth Schuyler Widow 

Warrant Issued or Order the Sum of Eighteen pounds sixteen shil- 
lings and three pence current money of this Colony 
in full of her account for Iron by her sold & delivered for the use of the 
Workhouse of this City, as appears by her account, which is audited 
and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
XV677. Treasurer to pay unto M'" Reinier Burger Black- 

Warrant LsriK'd smith the sum of Eleven pounds Eleven shillings 

and five pence half penny ; To Samuel Lawrence 
twelve shillings and three pence ; and to Joshua Quereau the sum of 
Nine pounds four shillings and three pence, which in the whole 
amounteth to twenty one pounds seven shillings and Eleven pence half 
penny Current Money of this Colony in full of the account of the said 
Reiner Burger for Iron for the Workhouse, as appears by his Account, 
which is audited and Allowed. 

The following Certificate was read and ordered the Seal of this 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 313 

Corporation [396] be thereunto affixed by the Clerk of this Court, and 
signed by him by Order of Common Council. (Viz') 

We the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City 
of New York in America, in Common Council assembled do Certify 
and Declare. That the Honourable James Alexander Esquire has for 
about twenty Years past practised as an Attorney and Council at Law 
with a fair and upright Character in the Province of New York, and 
New Jersey. We also further Certify, that the said James Alexander 
hath for about fourteen or fifteen Years last past, been a Member of 
the Council of his present Majesty, and his last Royal Predecessor for 
this province of New York, during all which time he liath preserved 
the Reputation of a just and faith full Councellor. And We do also 
likewise certify That by Letters patent under the Great Seal of the 
F*rovince of New Y'ork, bearing Date the twenty Eighth day of July, 
in the Seventh \''ear of his late Majesty's Reign Annoq; Dom. 1 721, he 
the said James was appointed Attorney General and Advocate Gen- 
eral of this province of New Y'ork, and (as far as we know or have 
heard j he Exercised the said Office for several Years with good Repu- 
tation for his Integrity and Ability in his profession of the Law, with 
with fidelity to the Crown and to the general Content and Satisfaction 
of the people. And we do further Certify, that by a Commission from 
Governour Burnet, dated the Sixth Day of June, 1723, he the said 
James was appointed Naval Officer of this province of New York, 
which Office by that Commission he enjoyed till by another Commis- 
sion from Governour Montgomerie, dated the twenty Ninth day of 
November 1728, he was again appointed Naval Officer of this prov- 
ince, which Office he enjoyed for many Years with unblemished Repu- 
tation ; That by a Certificate under the Seal of this Corporation, bear- 
ing Date the Eleventh day of February, he the said James was by the 
Magistrates of this City complemented with the Freedom of this Cor- 
poration : and about that time the said James was named one and the 
first of the Attorneys of this Citv bv the New Charter thereof about 
that time granted, and was admitted accordingly. And upon the said 
James's entering into all the several Offices aforesaid. We believe he 
took the several Oaths appointed by Acts of parliament in such Cases 
to be taken : And we do further Certify, that the said James Alex- 
ander is a Man of a good Life of a fair Character, and a good Estate 
within this City and Colony; and that he hath been and still is gen- 
erally reputed and Esteemed to be a true friend to the late glorious 
Revolution, and the protestant Succession in the Illustrious House of 



314 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCJL 

Hanover, and well affected to his present Majesty's Person and 
Government. 

In Testimony whereof We the Subscribers have hereunto sett our 
Names and caused the Seal of this City to be hereunto affixed this 
thirty first day of March in the Ninth Year of the Reign of our Sover- 
eign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain, 
France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith, &c: Annoq Dom. 1736. 

Charles Le Roux John Walter 

Jo" Fred. Stephen Bayard 

Henry Bogert. Wilt. Roome 

A: D: Peyster. S. Johnson 

P. Stoutenburgh. Christopher Fell. 
Gerard. Beekman 

[397] Upon Application of M'' Andrew Law the Lessee of the Dock 
and Slips of this City, it is the Opinion of this Court, that it is a 
Slip, comprehended within his Lease, from the Southermost End of 
Wall Street to the End of Burnetts Key, and that the same Slip is the 
property of this Corporation, and that the Lessee of the Dock and 
Slips has a Right to Demand the Rates for such Vessells as lye in the 
same Slip, according to the Regulations, made by a Law of this Cor- 
poration, for regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Dock and Slips 
of this City ; and that the said Lessee may prosecute at Law any per- 
son or persons who shall refuse to pay the same Rates, and that if the 
said Lessee do not Recover in such Suit, that this Corporation will 
pay the Costs and Damages, that the said Lessee may sustain thereby. 

Ordered that M^. Elizabeth Jourdain Widow, Mr William Ryfield 
and M*"? Lena Burger have Lycences granted Gratis to sell strong 
Liquors by Retail within this City. 

Ordered that William Sharpas, the Clerk of this Court have six 
shillings for his fees for Every Lycence granted or to be granted to 
Retailors of strong Liquors within this City, and that the Treasurer of 
this Corporation pay the same fees unto him accordingly. 

The Committee for auditing the Treasurers Books and Accounts 
&c: have made their Report in the words following (Vizi) 

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

New York J of the City aforesaid on the 14^!? day of October 

last, appointing William Roome, Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger M'' Beekman, M*" Dc Peyster and Mr Stoutenburgh. 
Members of the said Common Council a Committee to Audit the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 315 

Treasurer's Books and Accounts, and all other publick Accounts of 
this Corporation, We have in obedience to the said order this Day 
being the twenty sixth day of March 1736, Examined the Accounts 
of the said Treasurer and compared the Orders and Warants Issued 
by Order of the said Common Council to the said Treasurer, and do 
find that on the fourteenth day of October last, the sum of £297 : 10 : 
6/4- ^^y ^" the Hands of the said Treasurer unappropriated, and for 
the Use of this Corporation ; And we the said Committee do further re- 
port, that the sum of £11: is still due and owing to this Corporation 
from Marten van Iveren and the sum of £7 : i : from Jahn Bas, Les- 
sees of this Corporation ; and further, that no Rent for the Soil under 
the Water from Coenties Comer to Clock's Comer, except from the late 
Mr Jeffries, hath been received by the said Treasurer nor for the Soil 
lately granted between behveen the Whitehall and the Great Dock 
and we do further report, that no Creditt by the said Treasurer is 
given from the fourteenth of October 1734, to the fourteenth of October 
1735, for Freedoms; and further the Committee humbly presume to 
think, that all persons, indebted to this Corporation, who upon Applica- 
tion from the Treasurer, refuse or delay to pay, should be proceeded 
against as the Law directs, All which is done and humbly proposed by 
the Committee aforesaid. Wilt. Roome. 

A : D : Peyster S. Johnson 

P^" Stoutenburgh. Johannes Burger 

Gerard. Beekman 

[398] City of ) ^^^ By the Mayor and Aldermen 

New York i Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Or- 
der as followeth (Viz!) 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eleven Ounces and a 
half for A penny. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh one pound and Eight 
Ounces for two pence. -• 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds and two 
Ounces for four pence. 

A Wh eaten loaf the Couresest bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds and fourteen Ounces for four pence, wheat 
being at three Shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell. and 

Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take Notice 



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hereof, and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall 
the Sixth day of April in the Ninth year of his Majestys Reign Anno 
Dom 1736. 

City of ) <^^. Att a Court of Record held at the City 

New Yorkt Hall of the said City on Fryday the Ninth 

day of April Anno Dom. 1736. 

Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esquire Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder, 
John Walter 



William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Pevster 



>" Esq^ Aldermen 



J 



>► Assistants. 



J 



Alderman Fell hath reported, that he hath Lett the Butchers Stall 
N? 2 in the Fly Markett (lately Lett to the Widow Laurier), unto 
Richard Williams Butcher at the yearly Rent of three Pounds, to com- 
mence the seventh Instant, to be paid to the Treasurer by equal quar- 
terly payments and that the Widow Laurier be struck out of the 
fonner Report, made for the letting the Stalls in the Marketts, and the 
Name of the same Richard Williams added to the same Report 

Ordered the Treasurer Discount Twenty shillings with Martin 
Van Everin out of his Rent due for his Service as a Chain Bearer for 
Running the Division Lines between New York and Harlem, and at 
the Survey of Thomas Dekevs Grant. 

Ordered a Lease of an Acre of Land lying in the Bowry Division 
of the Outward of this City, to the Northward of the House of John 
Wood, whereon John Home Wheelright has erected a Tenement; 
and which Acre of Land was lately leased to the said John Home, be 
again leased to the said John Home, his Executors, Administrators & 
Assigns, for the Term of one and twenty Years, to commence the 
twenty fifth day of March last past, at the annual Rent of twelve shil- 
lings, provided the said John Home pay to the Treasurer for the Use 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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Treasurer's Books and Accounts, and all other publick Accounts of 
this Corporation, We have in obedience to the said order this Day 
being the twenty sixth day of March 1736, Examined the Accounts 
of the said Treasurer and compared the Orders and Warants Issued 
bv Order of the said Common Council to the said Treasurer, and do 
find that on the fourteenth day of October last, the sum of £297 : 10 : 
6J.4. lay in the Hands of the said Treasurer unappropriated, and for 
the Use of this Corporation ; And we the said Committee do further re- 
port, that the sum of £11 : is still due and owing to this Corporation 
from Marten van Iveren and the sum of £7 : i : from Jahn Bas, Les- 
sees of this Corporation ; and further, that no Rent for the Soil under 
the Water from Coenties Comer to Clock's Comer, except from the late 
Mr Jeffries, hath been received by the said Treasurer nor for the Soil 
lately granted between betzveen the Whitehall and the Great Dock 
and we do further report, that no Creditt by the said Treasurer is 
given from the fourteenth of October 1734, to the fourteenth of October 
I735» ^or Freedoms; and further the Committee humbly presume to 
think, that all persons, indebted to this Corporation, who upon Applica- 
tion from the Treasurer, refuse or delay to pay, should be proceeded 
against as the Law directs. All which is done and humbly proposed by 
the Committee aforesaid, Witt. Roome. 

A : D : Peyster S. Johnson 

P^" Stoutenburgh. Johannes Burger 

Gerard. Beekman 

[398] City of I ^^^ Bv THE Mayor and Aldermen 

New York ^ Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Or- 
der as followeth (Vizt) 

A White ix)af of the finest flour to weigh Eleven Ounces and a 
half for A penny. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh one pound and Eight 
Ounces for two pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds and two 
Ounces for four pence. 

A Wh EATEN LOAF the Courcscst bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds and fourteen Ounces for four pence, wheat 
being at three Shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell. and 

Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take Notice 



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Contempt and Disregard of this Court, and his Duty, detains and in 
his hands keeps sundry and divers Sums of money by him received for 
Lycences aforesaid : Whereupon this Court, in a civil manner, desired 
to know of Mf Mayor whether the Information they had received was 
true or no; and if true, whether he would pay into the Hands of the 
Chamberlain of this Corporation all such Monies by him received and 
to be received; agreeable to the Directions and Resolutions of this 
Court; upon which M"" Mayor answered The Information was true, 
and that he was resolved to detain all the Monies he has in his Hands 
by him received for Lycences. 

It is therefore Ordered, That the Minutes of these proceedings 
be entred in the Common Council Books ; and further this Court doth 
protest against the said Mayor and all his proceedings in the premisses, 
and for Damages, Interest, Costs and Charges that this Court may be 
put to for or by reason of the same ; and doth hereby declare that they 
will take all proper Measures when in their power to compell him to 
deliver unto the Chamberlain of this Corporation for the use of the 
same Corporation all such sum and sums of mcMiey as he already hath 
or hereafter may receive for Lycences aforesaid ; and which he now 
doth or hereafter shall unjustly, illegally and violently detain contrary 
to the order and Resolution of this Court, and all Damages, Interests 
Costs and Charges, which this Corporation are Intitled to or may suffer 
or sustain for or by reason of the premisses. 



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

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

fifteenth day of April Anno Dom. 1736. 

Present Paul Richard Esq'^ Mayor 

John Walter 

William Roonie 

Stephen Bayard . ^^ ... 

^, - , > Esquires Aldermen 

Simon Johnson '^ 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerardus Beekman 1 a . . * 

- , -, , > Assistants. 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 319 

[400] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N?678 Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

W^arrant Issued and Messenger to this Court, or order the Sum of 

two pounds, ten shillings. Current Money of this 
Colony in full of one Quarter of a Years Sallary due and ending the 
fourteenth Instant. 

Ordered the Committee for Building the Workhouse do imploy 
\\'orkmen and pJrovide Materials for Building a Kitchin, Oven and 
Washhouse to the said Workhouse, in such manner as they shall Judge 
necessar}' and convenient for the use of the said Workhouse ; and that 
the\ also cause a convenient House to be made, contiguous to the 
W'atclihouse in the Broad Street, for securing and well keeping the 
[•'ire engines of this City. 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Nv Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Lamb or order the 

679 Sum of three pounds, three shillings and three pence 

Warrant Issued current Money of this Colony in full of a Quarter 

of a Years Sallary, as overseer of the Fire Ingines 
of this City, due and Ending the first Instant, and for oil Tallow and 
mending an Iron Hinge for the Use of the said Engines, as appears by 
his Account : which is audited and allowed. 

The petition of peter schuyler Esquire was read in the words fol- 
iowing (\ izt) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor, Recorder and Alder- 
men, and to the Assistants of the City of New York, 
convened in Common Council 

The petition of Peter Schuyler Esq^ 

.SliKWETH, 

That the petitioner by sundry mesne conveyance in the Law 
( ready to be produced to tliis Court) is possessed in his own Right as 
ut I'ee 10 him and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, of all those sundr\' 
Messuages and Tenements, situate and being in the East Ward of this 
City, on the East Side of the Slip commonly called Countess Key Slip 
and fronting the East River of this City, with the Lotts thereunto 
belonging lying between the said Slip, and Fletcher Street and Con- 
taining about Eighty foot in Front to the said East River; and the 
T>i'tit:.MUT being desirous to purchase of this Corporation, two hundred 



320 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

foot of Land to be gained out of the said East River, the whole 
Breadth of his Messuages and Tenements aforesaid fronting thereunto 
whereon to make further Improvements for the better Conveniency of 
Trade and Navigation and Enlargement of this City in its Buildings. 

The petitioner therefore humbly prays that this Cor- 
poration for a Reasonable Consideration will Grant unto 
him and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever two hundred foot 
of Land to be gained out of the East River aforesaid, the 
whole Breadth of his* Tenements aforesaid on such reason- 
able annual Rent and under such Covenants and Condi- 
tions as to this Corporation shall seem meet. 

And your petitioner shall pray Ac : 

Peter Schuvler 

And Ordered by this Court, that the Prayer of tlie said petition 
be granted, And it is further Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alder- 
man Fell, Alderman Burger, M^ Beekman M^ Fred and M^ Bogert or 
any four of them be a Committee to cause the Land petitioned for, to 
be surveyed and laid out, to ascertain the Dimensions and Boundaries 
thereof, and to Report upon what Terms, under what annual Rents, 
and under what Covenants, Conditions, provisoes and Restrictions the 
same may or ought to be granted by this Corporation. 

Ordered that John Bloom be appointed one of the publick Measur- 
ers of this City and that the Mayor Execute a Lycence unto him for 
that office, under the seal of this Corporation, and administer an Oath 
unto him for the due Execution of that Office according to the Trust 
reposed in him 

Ordered that Alderman Stuyvesant, Alderman Bayard and Alder- 
man Johnson M^ Waldron and M^ Beekman or any four of them be 
a Committee to Cause the Land [401 ] of Johannes Devoor in the Out 
Ward of this City, to be surv^eyed and laid out according to his Patent, 
it lying contiguous to the Land lately Leased by this Corporation to 
Martin Van Everin and to Examine if anv of the Land, leased to the 
said Martin Van Everin be comprehended in the patent of the said 
Johannes Devoor, and Cause a Draught to be made thereof, and the 
Division Line between the said I^nds of Johannes Devoor. and Martin 
Van Everin to be ascertained (the said Survey to be made at the 
Charge and Expence of the said Johannes De Voor) ; That the said 



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Committee do also view the Land, belonging to this Corporation, in 
the possession of M*" Lawrence Garner, and that they Report upon 
what Terms this Corporation may or ought to Dispose of the same 
either by Lease or otherwise. 

Ordered a Lease of Seventeen Acres of Land lying on the West 
Side of the Sawkill in the Bowry Division of the Out Ward, and now 
in the Occupation of Jockem Anderson be again Leased to the said 
Jockem Anderson, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns for the 
Term of one and twenty Years to Commence the twenty fifth day of 
March last past, at the annual Rent of Forty shillings; to be paid 
quarterly; provided the said Jockem Anderson pay to the Treasurer, 
for the Use of this Corporation Twelve pounds four shillings and six 
pence, his Arrearage of Rent, due to this Corporation on the twenty 
fifth day of March last, or give Bond with security for payment of 
the same in two Years; and that thereupon the Mayor Execute a 
Lease unto him for the same with the usual covenants under the Seal 
of this Corporation, the said Jockem Anderson paying for tlie said 
Lease. 

By the Mayor and Aldermen Assize of Bread. 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as followeth 
(Vizt). 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh Eleven ounces for a 
penny. 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh one pound and seven 
ounces for two pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh two pounds fifteen 
ounces for four pence. 

A Wheaten Loaf the coursest Bran only taken out and not other- 
wise to weigh three pounds and Nine ounces for four pence wheat 
being at three shillings and six pence ^ Bushel, and 

Ordered that no other Bread be ma<le for Sale within this City 
than according to the above Assize, ( hard Biskett only excepted ) : 
and all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice 
hereof ; and make their Bread accordingly : Dated at the City Hall the 
fifteenth day of April, in the Ninth Year of his Majesty's Reign Anm^ 
Doni. 1736. 

Vol. lY— ai 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



322 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York ( City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the fifth day of May Anno DoITT 1736 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'^ Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Gerrardus Beeknian ^ 

John Fred 1 a • . . 

ir -n y Assistants 

Henry Bogert [ 

Abraham De Peyster J 

Ordered tlie Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to Roeliff Van Maepelen, Johannes 

680 Myer, Jacobus Montagne, George Walgrave, Gys- 

Warrant Issued bert Van Duersen, and Johannes Van Duersen the 

Watchmen of this City or tlieir Order [402] The 
sum of forty two pounds Current Money of this Colony that is to Say 
the sum of seven pounds to each Watchman, and also the sum of four- 
teen pounds to the Constables who attended the said Watch, in Equal 
proportion, in full of their sallary and Reward for Watchmen and Con- 
stables on the Said Watch, to the first day of this Instant May, which 
sum in the whole amounteth unto fifty Six pounds. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell, 
M*" Bogert, M'" Beekman and M'^ De Peyster or any four of them be a 
Committee to Agree with Six able Citizens of this City to be Watchmen 
of this City from the first day of this Instant May to the first day of 
November next ; who together with a Constable each Night are to be 
the Watch of this Citv for that Term. 

To the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen and to the As- 
sistants of the Citv of New York Convened in Common 
Council. 

The Petition of Abraham De Peyster, Peter 
De Peyster James Alexander and Archibald 
Kennedy ESq^? John Tiebout Turner, Henry 
Ryck Blacksmith, Edward Burling Merchant, 
Elizabeth Schuyler Widow, \\ ynant Van Zandt 



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323 



Turner, Peter Bayard and Peter De Peyster 
Merchants all Freeholders and Inhabitants of 
the SaidtCitv. 

Sheweth that the Petitioners by sundry Mesne Conveyances in the 
Law (ready to be produced to this Court) are possessed in their own 
Right as of Fee to them and their Respective Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever, of all those sundry Messuages and Tenements Situate and being 
in the East Ward of this City on the East Side of the Street Commonly 
Called Fletcher Street, fronting the East River of this City, with the 
Lotts thereunto belonging, lying between Fletcher Street, and the Slip 
Commonly Called Rodmans Slip or Van Clyffes Slip, and the Petition- 
ers being desirous to purchase of this Corporation two hundred foot 
of Land to be gained out of the Said East River the whole breadth of 
their Several Messuages and Tenements aforesaid fronting thereunto, 
whereon to make further Improvements for the better Conveniency of 
Trade and Navigation and Enlargement of this City in its buildings 

The Petitioners therefore humbly pray that this Corpo- 
ration will Grant unto them severally and to their several 
and Respective Heirs & Assigns for ever two hundred foot 
of Land to be gained out of the East River aforesaid the 
v.'hole breadth of their Respective Tenements Aforesaid on 
such reasonable Annual Rent and under such Covenants & 
Conditions as to this Corporation shall seem meet. That 
this Corporation will also be pleased to Order the sur- 
veyors of this City to Survey and lay out the Land peti- 
tioned for into several Lotts fronting the Tenements or 
Messuages of the Respective Petitioners, make a Draught 
thereof, and Ascertain the Demensions of each Respective 
Petitioners Lott, and Number the same, and that the Lotts 
New York to be Granted to James Alexander and Archibald Kennedy 
May y*' : be to them and their Heirs and to the survivor of them as 
5^^ 1736 Attorneys for the Representatives of Major General Hunter. 

Elizabeth Schuyler A : D : Peyster 
Peter De Peyster Henry Ryck Ja : Alexander ) Attorneys for 

& Peter Bayard John T[i]ebout Arch? Kennedy (Hunters Estate 

Edward Burling Wynant Van Zandt 

WrncEi Petition being read it is Ordered by this Court that the 
Prayer of the Said [403] Petition be granted, and it is further Ordered 
that Alderman Walter. Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell, Alderman 
Burger, M*^ Beekman, M*" Fred and M^ Bogert or any four of them be 



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322 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York t City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the fifth day of May Anno Doin 1736 

Present Paul Richard ESq'" Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'" Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'' Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Gerrardus Beeknian 

John Fred a • . . 

„ T> . y Assistants 

Henry Bogert j 

Abraham De Peyster J 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to Roeliff Van Maepelen, Johannes 

680 Myer, Jacobus Montague, George Walgrave, Gys- 

Warrant Issued bert Van Duersen, and Johannes Van Duersen the 

Watchmen of this City or their Order [402] The 
sum of forty two pounds Current Money of this Colony that is to Say 
tlie sum of seven pounds to each Watchman, and also the sum of four- 
teen pounds to the Constables who attended the said Watch, in Equal 
proportion, in full of their sallary and Reward for Watchmen and Con- 
stables on the Said Watch, to the first day of this Instant May, which 
sum in the whole amounteth unto fifty Six pounds. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell, 
Mf Bogert, M'" Beekman and M*^ De Peyster or any four of them be a 
Committee to Agree with Six able Citizens of this City to be Watchmen 
of this City from the first day of this Instant May to the first day of 
November next ; who together with a Constable each Night are to be 
the Watch of this Citv for that Term. 

To the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen and to the As- 
sistants of the City of New York Convened in Common 
Council. 

The Petition of Abraham De Peyster, Peter 
De Peyster James Alexander and Archibald 
Kennedy ESq'^r John TielK)ut Turner. Henry 
Ryck Blacksmith. Edward Burling Mercliant, 
Elizabeth Schuvlcr Widow , Wvnant \'an Zandt 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 323 

Turner, Peter Bayard and Peter De Peyster 
Merchants all Freeholders and Inhabitants of 
the Said.Citv. 

Shkweth that the Petitioners by sundry Mesne Conveyances in the 
Law (ready to be produced to this Court) are possessed in their own 
Right as of Fee to them and their Respective Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever, of all those sundry Messuages and Tenements Situate and being 
in the East Ward of this City on the East Side of the Street Commonly 
Called Fletcher Street, fronting the East River of this City, with the 
Lotts thereunto belonging, lying between Fletcher Street, and the Slip 
Commonly Called Rodmans Slip or \'an Clyffes Slip, and the Petition- 
ers being desirous to purchase of this Corporation two hundred foot 
of Land to be gained out of the Said East River the whole breadth of 
their Several Messuages and Tenements aforesaid fronting thereunto, 
whereon to make further Improvements for the better Conveniency of 
Trade and Navigation and Enlargement of this City in its buildings 

The Petitioners therefore humbly pray that this Corpo- 
ration will Grant unto them severallv and to their several 
and Respective Heirs & Assigns for ever t\v'o hundred foot 
of Land to be gained out of the East River aforesaid the 
wliole breadth of their Respective Tenements Aforesaid on 
such reasonable Annual Rent and under such Covenants & 
Conditions as to this Corporation shall seem meet. That 
tliis Corporation will also be pleased to Order the sur- 
veyors of this City to Survey and lay out the Land peti- 
tioned for into several Lotts fronting the Tenements or 
Messuages of the Respective Petitioners, make a Draught 
thereof, and Ascertain the Demensions of each Respective 
Petitioners Lott, and Number the same, and that the Lotts 
New York to l)e Granted to James Alexander and Archibald Kennedy 
May y*' : be to them and their Heirs and to the survivor of them as 
5*^ 1736 Attorneys for the Representatives of Major General Hunter. 

Elizabeth Schuvler A : D : Pevster 
Peter De Peyster Henry Ryck Ja : Alexander ) Attorneys for 

& Peter Hayard John T[i]ebout Arch? Kennedy 1 Hunters Estate 

EMward Burling Wynant Van 2^ndt 

Willi H Petition being read it is Ordered by this Court that the 
Prayer of the Said [403] Petition be granted, and it is further Ordered 
that Alderman Walter. Alderman Johnson. Alderman Fell, Aldemw 
P.urger. M^ Beekman, M«^ Fred and M*^ Bogert or any four of dieni 



324 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

a Committee to Cause the Said Land Petitioned for, to be surveyed & 
laid out fronting their Respective Tenements and to make a Draught 
thereof and to Ascertain the Demensions of each Respective Petitioners 
Lott and Number the same, and to Report upon what Terms, under 
what Annual Rents and under what Covenants Conditions Provisoes 
and Restrictions the same may or Ought to be Granted by this Corpo- 
ration. 

Ordi:red the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to M'^ John Sebring Keeper of the 

68i Poorhouse or Order the sum of three pounds Seven 

Warrant Issued Shillings and one penny Currl Money of this Colony 

in full of his Accl for Diging the Garden of the Said 
Poorhouse, Garden Seeds and Other Expences about the Said Garden, 
as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M'' David Vangelder or Order 

682 the sum of One pound fifteen shillings and six pence 
Warrant Issued Currl Money of this Colony in full of his Ace*, for 

Smiths work done for this Corporation as apix*ars 
bv his Acc^. which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M*" James Hindes Timber Cut- 

683 ter or Order the sum of one pound, four shillings 
Warrant Issued and six pence CurH Money of this Colony in full of 

his Accl for Seven sleepers, four whereof were for 
the shed for the fire Engines and three for the Workhouse as appears 
by his Accl which is allowed. 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
fourteenth day of May Anno Dom 1736. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 
John Walter 



William Roome 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Abraham De Pevster 



>-Esq*^ Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



) 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 325 

Ordered tlie Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Cranncll one of the 

684 Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of Eighteen 

Warrant Issued pounds twelve Shillings and Xine pence Curr! 

Monev of this Colonv in full of his Account for 
hiring Watchmen. Enipt>'ing the Prison Tubbs. Maintainance of Felons 
in Prison, and Supplying the Watch of this City with fire and Candle 
to the first day of this Instant May S:c : as Appears by his Acct which 
is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered that Dirck Cook, Albert Livcrson, Benjamin Quackcnbos 
and Lawrence Silk, four Ancient and infirm Carmen, be Licenced to 
Sitt upon the Shafts of their Carts and drive the same for their Ease, 
and better Relief and support of themselves and fam.ilies. Provided 
they drive not their Carts faster than a Walk or foot pace, and not A 
Trot, but Slowly and patiently. 

Whereas at the last Court of Cieneral sessions of the Peace held 
for this Citv and Countv of New York at the Citv Hall of the Said 
City the Sixth day of this Instant Mav the Grand Jury for the body 
of the Said Citv and Countv did Unanimouslv deliver to the said Court 
a Certificate Signed by them in favour of James Alexander ESq*^ [404] 
and prayed the Court that they would Recommend it to this Corpora- 
tion to have the same Certified under the seal of this Citv. It is there- 
fore Ordered that the said Certificate be Certified under the Common 
Seal of this Corporation ; and that the Clerk of this Court do sign the 
Same bv Order of this Court. 

which Certificate is in the words following (Viz!) 

Att a Court of General sessions of the 
Peace holden for the City and County of 
New York in the Colonv of New York in 
America 

We the Grand jury for the body of the City and County of New 
York Do Certifie that James Alexander ESq*^ in the several Offices 
that he lias Enjoyed within this Colony of New York, has Executed 
the same Offices to the General satisfaction, and without blemish in his 
Reputation, as far as we have heard or believe. That he has also for 
many years last past practised as an Attorney and Council at Law with 
a fair and upright Character, that he hath been and Still is Gener 
Reputed and Esteemed to be a true friend to the late Glorious R 



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tion and to the Protestant succession in the Illustrious House of Han- 
over and well Affected to his present Majestys Person and Government 
And that the Said James Alexander is A Man of good life and of a 
good Estate within this City and Colony to the best of our knowledge* 

In Testimony whereof We have hereunto Sett our hands this Sixth 
day of May 1736 



Thomas Hunt 
Isaac Van Hook 
Obad. Hunt 
W English 



Richard Ashfield 
saml^ Weaver 
Jn? Stoutenburgh 
Cornelius Clopper 
John Groesbeck 
Josiah Milliken 



Thomas Lynch 
James Livingston 
W Wessells 
John Van Vorst 
Charles Le Roux 
Edward Man 



City of ) 
New York\ 



SS 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
third day of June Anno Dofli 1736. 

Paul Richard ESq'^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

Abraham De Pevster 

Peter Stoutenburg^h 



(►ESqf Aldermen 






> Assistants. 



J 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M^ Alexander Malcolm the 

Publick Schoolmaster of this Citv or Order the sum 
of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of An Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the Sixth Year of his present Maj^ Reign Entituled An Act 
to Encourage a Publick School in the City of New York for teaching 
Latin, Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of one quarter of A 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



3^1 



I Years Reward or sallarv due to the Said Alexander Malcolm and 
Ending the first day of this Instant Month of June, 

Ordered that Alderman Bayard, Alderman Johnson M' HeckniaD 
and Mf De Pcyster or any ihrec of ihcni be a Conitnittec lo Employ 
Persons and purchase Materialls lo I405I Repair the Wharfs Inclos- 
ing the Great Dock from Coentics Slip to the West End of Ihc said 
Wharfs, in all such places as lately have Received Damage by Storms 
or Otherwise, and watit Repair, in Order to prevent the further decays 
I of the Said Wharfs. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant lo the 
N" Treasurer to pay to M"" John Bloom or Order the 

685 sum of two pounds Eleven Shillings Current Money 

; Warrant Issued of this Colony in full of his Ace' for two Dozen of 
Chairs for the Work House and two Balls for the 
I Gales thereof as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

The Committee Appointed the fifteenth day of April last past upon 
I the Petition of Peter Schuyler ESq' for A CJrant of the Water Lotts 
) fronting his several Messuages or Tenements on Queen Street Wharf 
I between the Slip Commonly Called Coimtess Key Slip or Maiden Lane 
Slip and Fletcher Street, have made their Report which was read and 
Approved, it is therefore Ohdebed that this Corporation do Grant the 
Water Ixitts in the said Rqiort mcntionwl lo the Said Peter Schuyler 
I his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, on the Terms, Annual Rent, Cove- 
l nants and Conditions in the Said Ri-port mentioned under the Common 
seal of this Corporation : and that the Clerk of this Cotirt do Accord- 
ingly Affix the Common seal of tins Corporation lo the Said Grant and 
Sign the same by Order of tliis Court. 

Which Report is in the words following (Vii') 
We the Committee Appointed on Thursday the fifteenth day nf 
I April Anno Domini 17,16 unto whom the Petition of Peter Scluiyit-r 
J ESq' was Referred, do. in Obedience to the Said Appointment Rep''T-i: 
I thai we have Caused A survey to be made of the Water l^atts fronting 
I to llie Messuiigcs and Tenements of the said sdiuyler Seitiuitc on tl l- 
l£a>t Side of the Slip t'ommoniy Called Countess Key Slip, between the 
(Said Slip and Fletchers Street, and that the whole Contains in the 
vtireadth along the Wharf at the Termination of totty five foot .South- 
lerly or from the .Messuages and Tenements aforesaid fronting to 
^Eait River Eighty fool four Inches and a half, and will he in bo 
1 wharT-i PK-i M,^,i^ 1.. the Extent of two hundred foot 



328 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

gained out of the said East River upon a Range with Burnetts Key 
seventy Six feet three Inches as by the Draught and survey hereunto 
annexed that will (as also a plan of the whole) more fully and at large 
Appear. 

Ane We are humbly of Opinion that the Water and soil under the 
Water of two hundred foot in Depth to be gained out of the said East 
River (So as it does not Extend farther or go beyond Burnetts Key, 
Ought to be Granted to the Petitioner and to his Heirs and Assigns for 
ever at the Annual Rent of One shilling and Six pence for Every foot 
of Ground in front to the said Messuages or Tenements) that is to 
Say) to be Computed for Eighty foot four Inches and a half which 
Amounts to the sum of Six pounds and six pence three farthings ; and 
luider the further Conditions, Covenants Limitations Restrictions and 
Reservations hereafter mentioned (that is to Say) that the Petitioner 
out of the said two hundred foot in depth (in Order to make the Street 
fronting to the Messuages and Tenements aforesaid more Spacious and 
Commodious) do Covenant with this Corporation at his own Expence 
to make finish and Compleat a good and Sufficient Street of forty five 
f X)t in breadth to Range Equal with both sides of Burnetts Street in 
s ich Manner as this Corporation Shall direct and that on or before the 
twenty fifth day of March 1746, and at the Outward part of the Said 
two hundred foot of Ground to be gained out of the said East River 
and Harbour at his own further Expence w^ill make and Erect Another 
good and sufficient Street or Wharf [406] of forty foot in breadth Eng- 
lish Measure in such manner as this Corporation shall direct and Com- 
pleat the same on or before the twenty fifth day of March 1746 Afore- 
said. And will further Make and Erect at his ow-n proper Charge and 
Expence the Equal half of the Street or Wharf leading from Fletchers 
Street aforesaid to the Extent of the Said two hundred foot to be gained 
out of the said East River. Axd also will make and Erect A good and 
sufficient Wharf Street or Peer of Eighteen foot four Inches in breadth 
along Maiden Lane Slip to the Extent of the Said two hundred foot 
to be gained out of the said East River or Harbour, and that the Profitts 
Arrising for or by the use of the said Wharf Street or Peer and the Slip 
be Received by this Corporation for the use of this Corporation. 

That all X'essells have free Liberty to load and unload, lay to, 
make fast Carry of[f 1 and put on the Said Wharf Street or Peer all 
Maimer of Merchandize and Other things without payment of any 
ffee or Reward to the Petitioner and that the ffees and Perquisites to 
grow due and payable for the use of the said Wharf Street or Peer be 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 329 

Received and Applyed to the use of this Corporation and that the same 
be under such Rules and Regulations as this Corporation Shall think 
iitt to make and Establish. 

And that the Said Petioiler doth further Covenant for himself his 
Heirs and Assigns for ever to Uphold and Maintain at his own proper 
Charge and Expence all the Said Streets Wharfs and Peer in good and 
sufficient Repair Plight and Condition for ever, which Streets Wharf 
and Peer So to be made Shall Remain Publick and Common Streets 
and Highways for Ever. 

That the Petitioner Shall and will Erect and Make at his own Cost 
and Expence A sufficient pair of Stairs at the Extent of the Peer or 
Wharf leading from Maiden Lane in such Manner as this Corporation 
Shall from time to time Order and direct, which Stairs are also to be 
for Ever upheld and supported by the Said Petitioner his Heirs and 
Assigns and to be for the lading and unlading Coming to, going from 
and use of the Ferry Man his Boats, Scows, and servants without pay- 
ing any ffee or Reward, and for such Other Uses as this Corporation 
for the time being Shall direct, Order and Appoint. 

That the Petitioner shall and will pay and satisfie all Charges and 
Expences of surveying, Deeds, Writings. Grants and Recording the 
same and Covenant with this Corporation to pay and satisfie to this 
Corporation the yearly Rent Aforesaid. 

That in Consideration of the Premisses this Corporation do Grant 
unto the Said Petitioner his Heirs and Assigns for ever the Water and 
soil under the Water aforesaid fronting the Messuages and Tenements 
Aforesaid. 

That all the Profitts Benefitts Advantages and Emoluments, Grow- 
ing Arising or Accruing by or from the Outward Wharf which is to 
front the East River or Harbour with all Cranes Stairs and Landing 
places (Except the Stairs herein before particularly mentioned) to be 
made thereon by the said Petitioner his Heirs and Assigns be Granted 
unto him his Heirs and Assigns for ever ; with usual Covenants peace- 
ably and quietly to Have, Hold, Possess and Enjoy the same and with 
usual Warranty against this Corporation their successors and Assigns. 

That the Annual Rent aforesaid do Commence the 25*? day of 
March 1737 

All which is humbly submitted by 

Johannes Burger s. Johnson 

Gerard Ecckman. Christopher Fell 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[407] City of Jgg 
New York ( 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
22? day of July Anno DoUT 1736 



Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 
John Walter 



William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Abraham De Pevster 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M'" Edward Brewen the Publick 
Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
pounds ten shillings Curr! Money of this Colony in 
full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due and 
ending the fourteenth day of June last past. 



No 

686 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 
and Messenger to this Court or Order the sum of 
two pounds ten shillings Currl Money of this Colony 
in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant July. 



No 

687 
Warrant Issued 



No 

688 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Stephen Bayard ESq^ or Order 
the sum of forty Eight pounds Nineteen Shillings 
and Eight pence Currt Money of this Colony for the 
like sum of Moneys by him paid and Expended for 
Materialls and Utensils for the use of the Work House and also the sum 
of Six pounds five shillings and ten pence for the like sum by him 
paid and Expended for the use of the Great Dock which in the whole 
Amounteth to fifty five pounds five shillings and Six pence in full of 
his Acd as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 331 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
K^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Johannes Burger or Order 

689 - the sum of fourteen pounds fifteen Shillings and Six 
Warrant Issued pence Currt Money of this Colony in full of his Acd 

for Bricklayers Work, Lime, Stone and Other Mate- 
rialls for the Kitchen of the Work House as Appears by his Accl which 
is Audited and Allowed 

Upon Reading the Petition of M^ John Kelly Keeper and Owner of 
the Fublick Sloughter Houses within this City for a Renewal of his 
Lease for the same &c : it is Ordered by this Court, that Alderman Wal- 
ter, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell, M^ Le Roux Capl Fred and M' 
De Peyster or any four of them be a Committee to Examine into the 
Allegations of the Petitioner and take the same into their Consideration, 
That the same Committee do View what Encroachments are made upon 
the Lands of this Corporation at or Near the fferry at Brookland by 
Israel Horsfield or any Other Person or Persons, and also that they 
Examine what Needfull and Nessessary Repairs are wanting to the 
Landing Bridge at the Said fferry and that they make their Report 
upon the Premisses, what will be Requisite for this Corporation to do 
therein. And also that the Petition of sundry Inhabitants at the lower 
end of Queen Street be Referred to the Consideration of the same 
Committee to make Report thereon. 

1 408] Ordered the Street now fronting the East River or Harbour of 
this City lying between the Slip Commonly Called Maiden Lane Slip or 
Countess Key Slip and the Slip Commonly Called Rodmans Slip be 
hereafter Called W^ater Street, and that the same be so Called in the 
Grant of the Water Lotts made to Peter Schuyler ESq^ which Grant 
was this day read in Common Council and Approved, and Ordered the 
Clerk of this Corporation Affix the Publick Seal of this Corporation 
to the same. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
X*^ Treasurer to pay to M^ John Roonie Carpenter or 

690 Order the sum of Sixty five thirteen shillings and 
Warrant Issued Eight pence Current Money of this Colony, itt being 

in full Ballance of his Accl and of all Accounts and 
demands whatsoever he ever had or now hath on this Corporation for 
Carpenters Work for him and his sen'ants done to the Work House, 
for Materialls Cash paid Carmen for Carpenters work by him and his 
servants done to the City Hall and Other Work disburstments and 
Siervices by him done for this Corporation Since the fourth day ' 
february 1734-5 as Appears by his Ace*, which i.^ Audited and Alkn 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ James Davie Carpenter or 

691 Order the sum of Nineteen pounds four Shillings 
Warrant Issued and seven pence half penny Curr*. Money of this 

Colony in full of his acct for Carpenters Work by 
him done at the Workhouse and at the Shed for securing the Fire 
Engines as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M'^ Elias Brevoort Carpenter or 

692 Order the sum of Eleven pounds ten shillings and 
Warrant Issued Nine pence Currt Money of this Colony in full of his 

Ace*, for Carpenters work by him done at the Poor 
House as api>ears by his Accl which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M'^ Gerret Cosine Joyner or Or- 

693 der the sum of three pounds Eighteen Shillings and 
Warrant Issued Eleven pence Currt Money of this Colony, in full of 

his Accl for Lathes, Boards, quarter Stuff &c : by him 
sold and delivered for the use of this Corporation as appears by his 
Ace*, which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*» Treasurer to pay to M'^ Jacobus Turck Gunsmith or 

694 Order the sum of ten pounds fifteen shillings and 
W arrant Issued Nine pence Currl Money of this Colony, in full of his 

Ace*, for Materialls and Workmanship for putting 
the Plre Engines into good Repair as Ajypears by his Accl which is 
Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ William Roome Jun^ Carpen- 

695 ter or Order the sum of two ix)unds Six Shillings 
Warrant Issued and one penny half penny Curr* Money of this 

Colony in full of his Accl for w^ork done for this 
Corporation at the Work House, as appears by his Ace*, which is 
Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M'^ Pieter Hibon Carpenter or 

696 Order the sum of Nine Shillings and Nine pence 
Warrant Issued Currl Money of this Colony in full of his Ace*, for 

work done to the Well at the Work House as appears 
by his Ace*, which is Audited and Allowed 



OF THE CllV OF NEW YORK 



.*3J 



f409j Cap! darrit Vanhornc. One of the Kcpa-scnlatives for this City 
ami County of N'cw York in General Assembly Voluntary ar>pcarcd W- 
forc this Court, and prodnced Eleven Certificalt's signed by the Speaker 
of tli*f House for his AneiidaJicc and services in the said House in 
General Assembly, on which Certificates the said Garrit N'anhomc hath 
Endorsed Releases to this City and County, and Every I-rt'einao. Free- 
holder and InhabiunI thereof of all manner of Oaim and Demand, 
which ht might have, or which his Excaitors or Administrators at any 
time or times hereafter might make for or hy reason of tlic Service* 
mentioned in the ^aid Certificates lo have been by him performed as a 
representative in General Assembly for the said City and County: and 
that as he ami the other three Representatives for this City and County 
of New York before and at the time of llieir Election publirkly de- 
clared they would serve this C"ity and County as their Representatives 
in General Assembly, Gratis, that according to his promise and DccUira- 
tion made, he doth now again declar*-, that he halh served this l.ity 
and County, as one of their Representatives in General Assembly, to 
the Utmost of his power, without the Expectation of any Reward or 
Recompense for so doing; and frankly anil freely releases ihem fnun 
all Claims and Demands for the said Services, and prays the same 
Certificates and Releases thereon Endorsed may be Enlred in the 
Minutes of this Court and afterwards returned lo him again, in Testi- 
mony of his said Services : Whebev-fos this Court, in the Name awl on 
the Behalf of this Corporation, do Return him their hearty thanks for 
his gooti services as one of iheir Rcpre.sentntives in (jeneral Assembly; 
and OBDEKED the said Certificates be recorded in the Minutes of this 
I Court and tlien Returned to the said Capt. Vanhornc. which Certificates 
and Releases arc in the words following {Viz'.l 

Genekai. .Assemuly for the Colony of Mew Y'ork, Die Vener. ii*? 

Novcm' 1726. These are to Certify. That Capt. Garrit Van Horn 

Esquire, One of the Persons dulv Elected for the City & County of 

New York, to serve in General Assembly for the Colony of New York, 

; Hath attended the Service of this House, in General Assembly, the full 

Term of Forty six Days. By order of the General A!*cmbly Ad. 

I Phittpse Speaker. Know all Mex by these Presents. Tha\ I Garrit 

\''an Home have Exonerated, discharged and Released ; and hereby do 

I Exonerate. Discharge and Release the City and County of New York, 

I and E«ry Frcel»lder Freeman and Inhabitant Thereof, of and from 

[ all Manner uf t.laim and Demand : which T now might have, or which 

,' Hxcmiors or Administralnn> at an\ lime or lime« hereafter t 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



make, for or bv Reason of the Service mentioned in the within Certifi- 
cate to liave been performed by me also Representative in the General 
Assembly of the said City and County Wittness my hand the I2*t day 
of November 1726. Garrit Vanhorne. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York, Die Sabbati 259 
Nov^ 172^, These are to Certify, That Cap*. Garrit Van Home, One 
of the Persons duly Elected for the City of New York, to serve in Gen- 
eral Assembly for the Colony of New York, Hath Attended the Service 
of this House, in General Assembly, the full Term of Fifty Seven Days ; 
By Order of the General Assembly; Ad. Philipse Speaker. Know 
ALL Men by these presents. That I Garit Van Horn have Exonerated 
and Discharged and Released ; and hereby do Exonerate, Discharge and 
Release the City and County of New York, and Every Freeholder, 
Freeman and Inhabitant thereof of and from all Manner of Claim and 
Demand, which I now might have, or which my Executors and Ad- 
ministrators at any time or times hereafter might make for or by Rea- 
son of the Service mentioned in the within Certificate to have been 
performed by me as a Representative in the General Assembly for the 
said City and County ; Wittness my Hand this twenty sixth day of 
November 1727. Garrit Vanhorne. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York; Die Sabatt. 21? 
Sept^ 1728. These are to Certify, That Capt. Garret Van Horn, One of 
the Persons duly Elected for the City and County of New York, to serve 
in General Assembly for the Colony of New York, Hath attended the 
Service of this House, in General Assembly, the full Term of Sixty two 
Days: By order of the General Assembly, Ad. Philipse, Speaker; 
Know all Men by these presents, that I Garrit Van Horn have Exon- 
erated and Discharged and Released ; and hereby do Exonerate Dis- 
charge and Release the City and County of New York, and Every Free- 
holder, Freeman and Inhabitant thereof, of and from all Manner of 
Claim and Demand ; which I now might have ; or which my Executors 
or Administrators at any time or times hereafter might make for or by 
Reason of the Service, mentioned in the within Certificate to have been 
performed by me as a Representative in the General Assembly for the 
said City and County; Witness my Hand this twenty sixth day of 
November [ — ] the Date of [410] This above is mistranscribed ; it is 
to be September the twenty first 1728 Witness my Hand Garrit 
Vanhorne. 

Gknp:ral Assembly for the Colony of Ne\v York, Die Sabbati 12? 
July 1729; These are to Certify, That Capt. Gerrett Van Home, being 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 335 

duly Elected and returned to serve in the said Assembly, for the City 
and Q)unty of New York, Hath attended that Service (from the thir- 
teenth of May ; to this Day) the full Term of Sixty one Days, Sundays 
included. By order of the General Assembly, Ad. Philipse Speaker. 
Know all Men by these Presents, That I Garritt Van Home have 
Exonerated, Discharged and Released ; and hereby do Exonerate Dis- 
charge and Release the City and County of New York, and Every Free- 
Freeholder, Freeman and Inhabitant thereof, and from all Manner of 
Claim and Demand ; which I now might have, or which my Executors 
or Administrators at any time or times hereafter might make, for or 
by Reason of the service mentioned in the within Certificate to have 
been performed by me as a Representative in the General Assembly 
for the said City; Wittness my Hand this 15'^ July 1729. Garrit 
Vanhorne. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York. Die Jovis 29? 
Oct. 1730. These are to Certify, That Capt. Garret Van Horn being 
duly Elected and Returned to serve in the said Assembly for the City 
and County of New York, Hath Attended that service (from the 
twent>' fifth of August to this Day) the full Term of Sixty Six Days, 
Sundays included. By Order of General Assembly; Ad: Philipse 
Speaker: November 4*1^ 1730: Then received the full Contents of the 
within Certificate by me Garrit Vanhorne. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York. Die Jovis 30? 
Sept^ 173 1. These are to Certify, That Capt Garret Vanhorne, being 
duly Elected, and Returned to serve in the said Assembly for the City 
and County of New York, hath attended that Service (from the twenty 
fifth of august to this Day) the full Term of Thirty seven Days, Sun- 
days included. By Order of the General Assembly, Ad. Philipse 
Speaker. New Y'ork September 8*!? 1731. I under written Acknowl- 
edge to be fully satis fyed for my self, my Heirs and Assigns, for the 
service here within mentioned : Wittness my Hand ; Garrit Vanhorne. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York. Die Sabbati 14? 
Oct. 1732. These are to Certify, That Capt. Garrit Vanhorne being 
duly Elected and Returned to serve in the said Assembly for the City 
and County of New York, Hath attended that Service (from the Nintli 
of August to this Day) the full Term of Sixty Seven Days, Sundays 
included. By Order of the General Assembly ; Ad. Philipse Speaker. 
Know all Men, by these Presents, That I Garritt Van Home have 
Exonerated, Discharged and Released, and hereby do Exonerate, Dis- 
cliarjEjfc and Release the City and County of New York, and Every Free- 



336 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

holder, Freeman and Inhabitant thereof and from all manner of Claim 
and Demand, which I now might have or which my Executors or Ad- 
ministrators at any time or times hereafter might make for or by reason 
of the Service mentioned in the within Certificate to have been per- 
formed by Me as a Representative in the General Assembly for the 
said Citty and County; Wittness my Hand this I6*? day of October 
1732. Garrit Van Home. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York, Die Jovis, i 
November 1733. These are to Certify, That Cap*. Garrit Van Horn 
being duly Elected and Returned to serve in the said Assembly for the 
City and County of New York, Hath attended that Service (from the 
fifteenth of October to this Day) the full Term of Eighteen Days, Sun- 
days included. By order of the General Assembly, Ad. Philipsc 
Speaker. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York, Die Sabat. 22? 
Junii, 1734. These are to Certify, That Capt. Garrit Van Home being 
duly Elected and Returned to serve in the said Assembly for the City 
and County of New York Hath attended that service ( from the twenty 
fifth of April last to this Day) the full Term of fifty Nine Days, Sun- 
days included. By order of the General Assembly, Ad. Philipse 
Speaker. Know all Men by these presents, that I Garrit Van Hornc 
have Exonerated, Discharged and Released, and hereby do Exonerate 
Discharge and Release the Citty and County of New York, and Every 
Freeholder, Freeman and Inhabitant thereof, and from all manner of 
Claim and Demand, which I now [411] might have or Which my 
Executors or Administrators, at any time or times hereafter might 
make for or by Reason of the Service mentioned in the within Certifi- 
cate to have been performed by me as a Representative, in the General 
Assembly of the said City and County ; Wittness my Hand this 24*^ 
June 1734. Garrit Vanhorne. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York; Die Jovis 28*1* 
November 1734 These are to Certify, That Cap*. Garritt Vanhorne 
being duly Elected and Returned to serve in General Assembly for the 
City and County of New York hath attended that service (from the 
first day of October to this Day) the full Term of Fifty Nine Days, 
Sundays included. By Order of the General Assembly. Ad. Philipse 
Speaker. Know all Men by these Presents, That I Garrit Van Horn 
have Exonerated, Discharged and released, & hereby do Exonerate, 
Discharge and Release the City and County of New York : and Ever\ 
Freeholder, Freeman and Inhabitant thereof: and from all mnnner of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 337 

Claim and Demand ; which I now might have, or which my Executors 
or Administrators at any time or times hereafter might make for or by 
reason of the service, mentioned in the within Certificate to have been 
performed by Me as a Representative in the General Assembly for the 
said City and County; Wittness my Hand this 30 Novemb 1734. 
Garrit Van Home. 

General Assembly for the Colony of New York. Die Sabati 8*l» 
Novemb^ 1735 These are to Certify, That Capt Garrit Vanhome, be- 
ing duly Elected and Returned to serve in General Assembly for the 
City and County of New York hath attended that Service, (from the 
fourteenth of October to this Day) the full Term of seventy Six Days, 
Sundays included. By Order of the General Assembly ; Ad. Philipse 
Speaker. 



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

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the Eighteenth day of August Anno Do!!I 
1736 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

John Fred 

Abraham De Pevster 



>-ESqrs Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



J 



William Cosby ESq*" High Sheriff of this City and County pro<hiced 
to this Court his Maj*? Writ of Venire facias in the Words following 
(Viz*.) George the second by the Grace of Ck)d of Great Brit tain 
France and Ireland King Defender of the faith &c: To our sheriff of 
our City and County of New York Greeting. We Command You that 
You Omit not bv Reason of anv Liberty within Your Bailiwirl' 

Vol. IV.~22 



338 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

that the same you Enter and Cause the Mayor Aldermen and Comon- 

ality of our City of New York if they shall be found in Your Bailiwick 

to Come before us in our Supream Court to be held at our City of New 

York on the third Tuesday in October Next To Answer to us upon 

[412] Certain Articles agt them Exhibited in our same Supream Court. 

and there have You then this Writ. Wittness James De Lancey ESq^ 

Chief Justice of our Province of New York at our City of New York 

the third day of August in the tenth Year of our Reign Rich? Bradley 

Attorney General ^, , 

Clarke 

Ordered that the Consideration thereof be Referred to the next 
Meeting of this Court. 

Ordered the Treasurer forthwith demand of the Grantees of the 
Water Lotts lately Granted to them by this Corporation between Coen- 
ties Corner and the Old Slip at Burgers path the several Rents and 
Arrearages of Rent Reserved by their several Grants and payable to this 
Corporation, and if they Refuse to pay the same, that the Said Treas- 
urer do Acquaint them, that this Corporation will without delay prose- 
cute them at Law for the same, and that the Treasurer Report his 
proceedings herein to the Next Common Council. 

The Petition of Timothy Horsfield for A Grant of Land to Low 
Water Mark near Ferry at Brookland &c : was read and rejected 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*" John Groesbeck or Order the 

697 sum of twenty seven pounds Nine shillings and three 
Warrant Issued [pence] Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Acct for Nails, Locks, Quarter Stuff Sheet Lead, 
Cartidge &c: and Other Materialls by him sold and delivered for the 
use of this Corporation, for the Work House, Gaols, fire Engines &c : 
as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Peter Van Norden or Order 

698 the sum of Eight pounds Eighteen Shillings Current 
Warrant Issued Money of this Colony in full of his Accl for Six 

thousand Six hundred of Bricks by him sold and 
delivered for the use of the Work-House to this Corporation, as 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 339 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Abraham Jouneau or Order 

699 the sum of seven pounds Seventeen Shillings and Six 
Warrant Issued pence Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Acct for Boards by him sold and delivered to this 
Corporation for the use of the Poor-House as Appears by his Ace* 
which is Audited and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M"" Peter Mesier or Order the 

700 sum of three pounds fifteen Shillings Current Money 
Warrant Issued of this Colony in full of his Ace* for one thousand 

three foot Shingles by him sold and delivered to this 
Corporation for the use of the Poor-House as appears by his Acct 
which is Audited and Allowed 



[413 j By the Mayor and Aldermen 

Assize of Bread 

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

. . WiuTE LOAF of the finest Flour to weigh ten Ounces and a half 
for A Penny. 

A WiHTi£ loaf of the finest flour to weigh One pound and Six 
Ounces for two pence. 

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh to two pounds twelve 
Ounces for four pence 

A Whfaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to Aeigh three pounds and Six Ounces for four pence, wheat 
being at four Shillings ^ Bushell. and 

Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
than According to the above Assize (hard Biskett only Excepted) and 
all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take Notice hereof 
and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the four- 
teenth day of September in the tenth year of his Majestys Reign Anno 
DoTTf. 1736. 

By Order of the Mavor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Ct 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) gg 
New York V 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said Cit}* on Munday the 
twentieth day of September Anno Dcffi 

1736 



Present 



Paul Richard ESq'^ Mayor 
John Walter 
William Roonie 
Stephen Bayard 
simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes P>urger 
Johannes Waklron 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
Peter Stoutenburgh 



<.ESq" Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



J 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M*^ [414] Alexander Malcolm 

the Publick Schoolmaster of this City or Order the 
sum of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in 
his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of Assembly of this Colony iTiade 
in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled An Act 
to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for teaching 
Latin, Greek & Mathematicks it being in full of one quarter of A 
Years Reward or Sallary due to the said Alexander Malcolm and 
Ending the first day of this Instant Month of September. 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*^ Edward Brewen the Pubhck 
Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
pounds ten shillings Current Money of this Colony 
in full of one quarter of A Years sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth Instant. 



No 

701 
Warrant Issued 



702 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M*" Johannes Waldron or Order 
the sum of three pounds two shillings Current Money 
of this Colony in full of his Accl for the like sum bv 
him paid and disburst for Repairing the Highways 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 341 

between this City and Sawkill Bridge as Appears by his Acd which is 
Audited and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*^ Treasurer to pay to Simon Johnson ESq*" or Order 

703 tlie sum of One and twenty pounds two shillings and 
Warrant Issued ten pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Accl for the like sum bv him Advanced disburst 
and paid for Materialls and Repairing the Wharfs near the Great Dock 
as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to M*^ Renier Burger Blacksmith or 

704 Order the sum of Eighteen pounds Six shillings and 
Warrant Issued two pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Accl for Blacksmiths Work bv him done and 
performed for the Workhouse and Engine house and for Materialls 
as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered that Alderman Johnson. Alderman Burger, Alderman Fell 
M*" Le Roux, M^ Fred and M*^ De Peyster or any four of them be A 
Committee to Examine into the Allegations of the Petition of Sundry 
of the Inhabitants of Montgomerie Ward Relating to the Wharfing 
of two Lotts Contiguous to Hardenbrooks Slip and Regulating the 
said Slip, Streets and Wharf Adjacent thereunto and make Report 
what will be proper for this Corporation to do therein. 

The Committee Appointed the twentieth day of July last past to 
View what Incroachments were made upon the I^nds of this Corpo- 
ration at or near the Ferry at Brookland by Israel Horsfield have 
made their [415] Report in the words following (Vizl) 

City of ] ^^ In Obedience to an Order of the Common 

New York J Council of the twentieth day of July last past unto 

us directed whose Names are hereunto Subscribed 
We the Committee thereby Appointed to \'iew what Encroachments 
were made upon the Lands of this Corporation at or near the Ferry at 
Brookland by Israel Horsfield or any Other Person ; and also to Ex- 
amine what Repairs were wanting to the Landing Bridge at the said 
Ferry and to make Report upon the Premisses what will be Requisite 
for the Corporation to do therein We the Conunittee do Report that 
i'ts our Opinion that Israel Horsfield hath made sundry EncroacH- 
ments upon the Lands of this Corporation on the Island N? 



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near the Ferry, particularly that his two Slaughter Houses are in part 
Standing below high Water Mark several feet, which i'ts feared if he 
be suffered and permitted to Continue may in time prove of great loss 
prejudice and Damage to this Corporation In Order therefore to the 
Effectual preventing whereof the Committee are of Opinion that the 
said Horsfield be Ordered to take down and Remove his Slaughter 
Houses up to high Water Mark and all Other Buildings Fences and 
things Erected sett up or made upon the Lands belonging to this Cor- 
poration Except the Landing Bridge or Peer for which he hath Liberty 
and Licence from this Corporation. And to prevent frequented and 
unnessary Complaints, Applications Troubles Controversies and Dis- 
putes, the Committee are humbly of Opinion that one of the surveyors 
of this City with us or any Other Committee be directed and im- 
powered to Lay out and Ascertain the Land to high Water Mark be- 
longing to this City in such manner as the same Ought of Right to be 
done, whereby as well We as our successors will allways be able to 
know how High and where the Corporations Land does Run to. And 
that the Charges of the surveyor and surveying be paid and defrayed 
by the Said Horsfield. 

The Committee do also Report that Theophilus Elsworth the 
Lessee of this City is bound and Obliged to Amend sustain and keep 
in sufficient Repair all and whatsoever this Corporation have Lett or 
Leased to him and that as well the landing Bridge as dwelling Houses, 
Barn Kitchin &c : And to leave them in a good and sufficient Repair 
at the Expiration of the Lease aforesaid. Therefore the Committee 
Conceive it to be M*^ Elsworth's Duty at his own Charge to Repair the 
Landing Bridge &c : if any thing is wanting or Necessary to be done, 
and that the City Ought not to pay or Contribute towards the Expence 
thereof, which if they should the Committee Conceive would be in 
them A Manifest and plain misapplication of the Citys Moneys, all 
which is humbly submitted by Your humble servants 

September 20*** 1736. John Walter 

S: Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Charles Le Roux 
Ab: D: Peyster 
Jo? Fred. 

Which Report is Approved by this Court and Ordered that the same 
Committee (together with Alderman Roome who is hereby Added 
thereunto) do Order the [416] said Israel Horsfield to take down and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 343 

Remove his Slaughter House up to High Water Mark Pursuant to the 
same Report, and that the same Committee (Calling to their Assist- 
ance one of the surveyors of this City) to Survey, Stake and lay out 
in their presence the Lands belonging to this Corporation to High 
Water Mark mentioned in the Said Report (at the Charge and Ex- 
pence of the said Israel Horsfield) in such manner and form as in the 
same Report is particularly mentioned and Exprest, and that they 
make their Report hereof with all Convenient Expedition 

The Conmiittee Appointed the second day of July last upon the 
Petition of M^ John Kelly have made their Report in the words 
following (Viz!) 

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

New YorkV said at the City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the twenty second day of July Anno Domini One 
thousand seven hundred and thirty Six. 

In Pursuance of the Reference of the Common Council to us the 
Committee directed whose Names are hereunto written to Examine 
into the Allegations mentioned in the Petition of M^ John Kelly for 
Renewall and Enlargement of his Lease had from this Corporation 
for the Publick Slaughter Houses of this City and to take the same 
into our Consideration In Obedience therefore of the Order aforesaid 
We do Report that we have Examined into the Allegations mentioned 
in the Said Petition and find them to be true, and having maturely 
weighed and Considered of the prayer in the Said Petition Contained 
Conceive it to be highly reasonable and are therefore humbly of Opin- 
ion that the Prayer thereof be Granted. And further the Committee 
are of Opinion that the Annexed Draught is A proper form for a Lease 
to be made to the said John Kelly that the same be forthwith Engrossed 
and the seal of the Corporation thereunto put by Order of the Corj^o- 
ration and that such Order to the Clerk be now made Accordinj^ly ; 
he the said John Kelly duely Elxecuting A Counterpart in the Hooks 
kept for that purpose, all to be done at the proper Charge and Expcnce 
of the Petitioner the Said Kellv which is nevertheless humblv submitt'-<1 
by Your Humble servants 

September 20*? 1736 John Walter 

s Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Charles Le Roux 
Jo? Fred 
Which Report is Approved by this Court and the Draught of 



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Grant and Lease therein mentioned being also Read and Approved it 
is therefore Ordered that this Corporation do Give Grant Appoint 
Licence and Confirm unto the Said John Kelly his Executors Adminis- 
trators and Assigns the Office of Keeper of the Publick Slaughter 
Houses Penns & Pinfold in the said Petition and Report mentioned for 
the Term of one & twenty years therein mentioned in such manner 
and form as in the said Report [417] ^"^ Draught is mentioned and 
Expressed under the Common Seal of this Corporation and that the 
Clerk of this Court do fairly Engross the Said Grant or Lease and 
Affix the seal of this Corporation thereunto and sign the same by 
Order of this Court. 

The following Law was three times read and Approved and after 
the Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation made for Silence was 
published and Ordered to be forthwith printed. 

A Law to prohibit the Exportation of Pork and Beef 

UNTILL THE SAME IS REPACKED AND BRANDED 

BY THE Sworn Packers. 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby Ordained 
by the Authority of the same that if any Person or Persons whatsoever 
iiall after the Publication hereof Ship of[f], Transport or Send out of 
this City in any Vessell whatsoever any Pork or Beef before the same 
shall be Repacked by one or more of the Sworn Repackers of this 
City for the time being, and the Packers Mark thereon put, and that in 
Casks According to Law, such Person Shall Incurr the forfeiture of 
forty Shillings for every Barrell or half Barrell or Other Cask so 
Shipped off, Transported or sent off Contrary to the true intent and 
meaning hereof; One half of the Penalty or forfeiture Aforesaid to any 
Person or Persons who shall Sue for the same and the Other half 
for the use of this Corporation to be Recovered before the Mayor 
Recorder or any one of the Aldermen of the Said City for the time 
being. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



345 



City of I gg 
New York^ 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 
the twenty Ninth day of September being 
the feast day of S*. Michael the Arch- 
Angell Anno DoITf 1736. 

Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'^ Deputy Mayor 

Daniell Horsmanden ESq'^ Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 



>.ESq" Aldermen 



J 
^ 



>. Assistants 



[418J Conformable to his Majestys Royal Charter and Pursuant to 
the Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Alderman of each Respective 
Ward within this Corporation for the Electing this day One Alderman, 
One Assistant two Assessors one Collector and two Constables in the 
Six Wards on the South Side of the fresh Water, and one Alderman, 
one Assistant, four Assessors, two Collectors and four Constables for 
the Out Ward of the Said City to serve in their Respective Offices for 
the year Ensueing, According to the Usage Custom Laws & Ordi- 
nances of the Said City, and Accordingly the same day Return was 
made thereof to the Office of Town Clerk of the said City under the 
hands of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenour of the 
Respective Warrants as followeth (Vizt) 



East Ward 



f John Walter ESqr 
Charles Le Roux 
Garret Keteltas 
Jacobus Roosevelt 
John Van Zant 
Thomas Dav 
Thomas Noble 



Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



West Ward ^ 



^ 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



Out Ward 



Southward -< 



[419] 



Dock Ward < 



William Roome ESq*" 

Henry Bogert 

Jacobus Turck 

William Laton 

ISaac Van Hoeck 

Nicholas Vangelder 

John Cure 
"^Christopher Fell ESq^ 

John Fred 

Peter Van Ranst 

Edward Man 

Henry Van Borsom 

Judah Hays 

Andrew Hunter 
''Simon Johnson ESq^ 

Abraham De Peyster 

Andrew Brested 

Lawrence Vanderspiegel 

Adrian Bancker 

James Munden 

Solomon Myers 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
ESq^ 

Johannes Waldron 

Phillip Minthorn 

John Minthorn 

Jellis Mendevil 

Francis Child 

Jonathan Hardman 

Abraham Myer 

Jacob Myer 

Adolph Myer 

Johannes Van Oblinis 
^Resolvert Waldron 
^Stephen Bayard ESq^ 

Gerrardus Beekman 

John Pintard 

Joseph Liddell 

Thomas WiUett 

David Hays 
^Samuell Levy 



Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 
Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 

[ Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 

I Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 
J Collector 

{ Constables 



Assessors 



I 

Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 

I Constables 



for the 
>" Bowry 
Division 



Northward -< 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 347 

Johannes Burger ESq'" Alderman 
Peter Stoutenburgh Assistant 

Cornelius Turck ) . 

rr TiiT > Assessors 

Henry Myer ^ 

Stephen Bourdet Collector 

George Duncan ) ^ ^,. 

Edward Tittle j Constables 

Resolved (Nemine Contra dicente) that Cornelius De Peystcr 
ESqf the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation be 
and is hereby Elected Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing 

M* Mayor hath Appointed M^ Thomas Noble (who was this day 
Elected into the Office of A Constable for the East Ward) to be High 
Constable of this City for the Year Ensueing. 

Therefore it is hereby Ordered that Another Person be Elected 
to Serve in the Said Office of A Constable for the Said Ward for the 
Year Ensueing in the Room of the said Thomas Noble & that the 
Election be made at Such time & place within the Said Ward as the 
Alderman thereof Shall direct and Appoint. 



Att a Council held at Fort George in 
New York the 29*1* day of September 1736 

Present The Honourable George Clarke ESq^ Presid*. 
M'' Kennedy 
M*" Chief Justice 
M*" Courtlandt 
M"" Lane 
M*^ Horsmanden 

His Honour with the Advice and Consent of the Council was 
pleased to Appoint Paul Richard ESq*" Mayor of the City of New 
York, Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Market for the Said Cit>' for the 
year Ensueing 

William Cosby ESq*" High Sheriff of the City and County of New 
York for the Year Ensueing And 

Richard Nicholls ESq*^ Coroner of the Said City and Coo 
the year Ensueing 



348 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A true Copy of the Original Entry in Council Examined 
on the date above written by 

ffred. Morrice D Q Council 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



>* Assistants. 



[420] Att a Common Council held at the 

City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
twelfth day of October Anno Dom. 1736. 

Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esqf Recorder 

John Walter ^ 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Gerrardus Beekman "^ 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham I>e Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

Resolved that All the Attorneys of the Mayor's Court of this Cor- 
poration be desired, to attend this Court on Thursday Morning next 
at Nine a Clock to give their Opinion and Advice in what manner this 
Corporation ought safely to Act for the Preservation of the Charter 
of this City, Relating to the Nomination of the Officers nominated by 
the HoITble George Clarke Esquire & those nominated by the HoHble 
Rip Van Dam Esq'^ and that their Opinions and Advice be made with 
Open Doors ; and that one of the Marshalls of this City do forthwith 
give them Notice of this Resolve. 

Mr Recorder Dissents and Protests against the latter part of the 
above Resolve, with open Doors. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N*» Treasurer to pay to M'^ Alexander Lamb, Library 

705 Keeper the Sum of three pounds Current money of 

Warrant Issued this Colony in full of his Sallary to the first day of 

November next. 



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OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 349 

Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
fourteenth dav of October Anno Dom. 

1736. 

Present Paul Richard Esq^ Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant Esq^ D. Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder. 



John Walter 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham D : Peyster 
Peter Stoutenburgh 



^ 



yEsq*? Aldermen 






>. Assistants. 



J 



This day M^ Mayor, attended by M^ Recorder the Aldermen and 
Assistants, High Sheriff [421] Town Clerk (the Chamberlain Sick) 
Coroner, High Constable, Constables and Other Officers of this Corpo- 
ration between the hours of Ten and Eleven in the forenoon of the 
same day went in their Formalities from the City Hall to his Majesty's 
Garison Fort George ; and there waited on the HoUble George Oarkc 
Esq^ President and Commander in Chief of this Province of New 
York and there the Oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken 
instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Test and 
Abjuration Oath in the presence and by Order of his Honour the 
President and Commander in Chief were administred to the said Paul 
Richard as Mayor, Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markett of the Cit>' 
of New York ; as also one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for 
the Gty and County of New York : and also the usual Oaths of office 
of Mayor, Water Bayliff and Clerk of the Markett and Justice of the 
Peace in the Presence of all the Members of this Court, above men- 
tioned. (Except Alderman Walter) ; thereupon M^ Mayor acquainted 
his Honour the President, that pursuant to the Authority h^ 
granted by his Majesties Royal Charter he had appointed G 



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Stuy vesant Esquire One of the Aldermen of the said City to be Deputy- 
Mayor of this City and Corporation, if his Honour the President and 
Commander in Chief approved thereof to which his Honour was 
pleased to Answer; the Choice was agreable to him and he approved 
thereof, that the said Gerrardus Stuyvesant should be Deputy Mayor 
of this City of New York accordingly ; Whereupon the Mayor attended 
as aforesaid; Returned to the City Hall, where, after the Ringing of 
three Bells and Proclamation made for Silence, the Commission of 
the Mayor, Water Bailiff & Clerk of the Market, and the Commissions 
of the High Sheriff and Coroner were published ; and then this 
Court Returned to the Common Council Chamber, where the Mayor 
resumed the Chair and then according to the Directions of his 
Majesty's Royal Charter granted to this Corporation, the said Mayor 
adiiiiiiistred the Oaths aforesaid appointed by Act of Parliament to be 
taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Test, 
Abjuration Oath, and the usual Oaths for the due Execution of their 
Respective Offices unto the Respective Magistrates and Officers 
following (Vizi) 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant^ 
John Walter 



ESq*? Aldermen of the City of New York 
and Justices of the Peace for the City and 
^ County of New York and they took their 
places in this Court Accordingly 



J 



William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

John Fred 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

William Cosby ESq^ High Sheriff of the City of New York & of the 

County 
Richard Nicholls ESq*^ Coroner of the City and County of New York 

Memof^nfl. the Chamberlain and High Constable were absent 



Assistants of the City of New York who 
>► took their places in Common Council Accord- 
ingly 



J 



East Ward 



s 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YOiUC 351 

Constables Sworn (Vizi) 



[422 J \ John Cure 

West Ward 

Edward Tittle 



James Munden 



North Ward 

South Ward 
Dock Ward 

Montgomerie IJudah Hays 

Ward ) Andrew Hunter 

Bowry V Francis Child 

Division ^Jonathan Hardman 

Harlem V Johannes Van Oblinis 

Division iResolvert Waldron 

Francis Child Vintner Sworn A Freeman of this Corporation 

Order'd that Alderman Walter of the East Ward Cause a new 
Election to be made in his Ward of two sufficient Persons according 
to Law for Constables of the said Ward for the Year Ensueing in the 
Room of Thomas Noble, who is appointed High Constable ; and in the 
Room of Thomas Day who is not qualify'd, Alderman Burger one in 
the Xorth Ward in the Room of George Dtmcan, who is an Officer in 
the Militia and Exempted by Law, Alderman Johnson One in the 
South Ward in the Room of Solomon Myers who lately served in that 
Office and is Exempted by Law, Alderman Bayard One Constable in 
the [Dock Ward, in the] Room of Samuel Levy who is not a freeman 
or Freeholder and therefore not qualifyed to serve ; and that the said 
Aldermen do Cause the said Elections to be made within their said 
Wards at such time & place as the said respective Respective Aldermen 
shall direct and appoint. 

Order'd that Alderman Walter, Alderman Johnson, Alderman 
Bayard M'' Le Roux M^ Fred and M^ Bogert or any four of them be 
a Coniiiiittcf* to Audit the Treasurers Boc4cs and Accounts; and all 
Other Publick Accounts of this Corporation, and make their Report on 
the Audit of the Treasurer's Books and Accounts with all convenient 
Expedition. 



352 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ORDERED the Clerk of this Court Enter the Minute of Council of 
the HolflSte George Clarke, Esquire President with the Advice and 
Consent of the Council made the 29*!* of September last appointing a 
Mayor, Sheriff and Coroner for this City for the Year Ensueing. 



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

New Yoric j City Hall of the said City on Munday the 

Eighteenth day of October Anno Dom. 
1736. 

Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Gerardus Stuyvesant Esquire D. Mayor. 

John Walter ^ 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 



>- Esquires Aldermen 



Charles Le Roux S 



John Fred 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 



I 



Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 706 to pay to M^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper and Messenger to the 
Common Council the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of a Years Sallary 
due and Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant October. 

ordered that the Alderman of the West Ward do Cause a sufficient 
person to be Elected [423] a Constable for the said Ward for the Year 
Ensueing in the Room of Nicholas Vangelder, who is not Either a 
Freeman or Freeholder in the said Ward and therefore not qualified 
to serve in that Office. 

The following persons being Elected and Returned to serve in the 
Office of Constables in the Respective Wards hereafter mentioned were 
this Day sworn into their Respective Offices for the Year Ensueing, 
The Oaths appointed by Act of parliament to be taken instead of the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



353 



Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and the Tost and Abjuration Oath 
beino first administred to them, and their Oath of Office (Vizt) 

Peter Vergereau 
John Taylor 
David Hays 
Josiah Milleken 
WilHam Beek 



East Ward 



Dock Ward 



South Ward 



North Ward 



Richard Waldron 



City of ^gg 
New York ^ 



Att a Common Council, held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
2i»t day of October Anno Dom. 1736. 



Present Paul Richard Esquire Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden Esqf Recorder 



John Walter 
William Roonie 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
H^nry Bogert 
Peter Stoutenburgh 



^ 



>. Esquires Aldermen 



J 



> 



Assistants. 



J 



Forasmuch as his Majesty's Council of this Province, in their 
Legislative Capacity, during the sitting of the General Assembly, are 
to sitt and Act in their Legislative Capacity, as a Distinct Body by 
themselves (without the Presence of the Govemour or Commander in 
Chief of this Province) : And Whereas a convenient Room or Cham- 
ber in the City Hall of this City, is not yet commodiously fitted up and 
furnished for his Majesty's said Council to meet and sitt in, for the 
better Expediting the Publick Affairs of this Colony in General As- 
sembly; And forasmuch as the Chamber in the City Hall of this 
City commonly Called the Common Council Chamber is under the same 
Roof, where the General Assembly do usually meet and sitt, whereby 
both Houses of the Legislature, may have speedy Recourse to Each 
Vol. IV.— 23 



354 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Other for their greater Ease and more speedy accomplishing the Pub- 
lick Affairs of this Province ; It is therefore Resolved & Ordered 
that the said Chamber in the City Hall of this City, commonly Called 
the Common Council Chamber, be with all Convenient Expedition 
handsomely fitted up and furnished, and a Convenient Closet or more be 
made in the same, and that the same Chamber be adorned with some 
Pictures, Maps, Prints and other usefull furniture ; and that the same 
Chamber be appropriated for the Use & service of his Majesty's Coun- 
cil of this Province, at all times, during their Sessions in General 
Assembly, and not Otherwise; Reserving to this Corporation the 
Property and Use thereof at all Other times; so that the same be 
secured for the sitting of his Majesty's Council in General Assembly, 
in such Manner and Form as this Court shall be advised by Counsell 
learned in the Law ; and that Alderman Stuyvesant, [424] Alderman 
Roome, Alderman Fell, 2\[^ Le Roux and M'^ Fred or any three of 
them be a Committee forthwith to take Care the same Chamber be 
fitted up, furnished and adorned as aforesaid, at the Charge of this 
Corporation. 

Ordered the Inhabitants of the East Ward of this City have Liberty 
at their own Charge to Enlarge the Markett House at Countess Key 
Slip in such Manner as the Alderman and Assistant of the said Ward 
shall from time to time direct and appoint and that the Butcher's Stalls 
in the said Market House, or some of them, be removed, into the New 
Enlargement, at the South End thereof ; as the Committee appointed to 
Enlarge, alter &c ; the Markett Houses within this City shall see proper 
to direct; and that the northern End thereof remain to this Corpora- 
tion for the Use of Country people frequenting the said Market, 
according to such Rules and Regulations as this Court of Common 
Council, from time to time shall direct and appoint. 

Upon Application of Alderman Walter, on behalf of the Inhabitants 
of the East Ward of this City near and adjacent to the Markett House, 
contiguous to the old slip called Burgers Path ; Ordered that the said 
Inhabitants have Liberty at their own Charge & Expence to Enlarge 
the said Markett House in such Manner as the Alderman and Assistant 
of the same Ward shall from time to time direct and appoint; and that 
the Butcher's Stalls in the said Markett house, be placed, as the Com- 
mittee appointed to Enlarge, alter &c : the Markett Houses within this 
City, shall see proper to direct, so that a part thereof, be, for the Use 
of Country people frequenting the said Markett, according to such 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 355 

Rules and Regulations, as the Common Council of this City from time 
to time shall make, direct and appoint. 



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

New York V City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

fourth day of November Anno DoIH. 1736 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'^ Deputy Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'^ Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome , „^ _ .,, 

«^ t_ T5 J yESq'? Aldermen 

Stephen Bayard '^ 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerrardus Beekman 

John Fred ^Assistants. 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same, that A Law of this Cor- 
poration Made and Published the fourth day of November last En- 
tituled A Law declaring to what Uses the Seal of this Corporation, the 
Seal of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City 
Shall be put unto. And that all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordi- 
nances of this Corporation which were then Made Ordained Renewed 
Established and Published (Except Such Clause or Parts thereof as 
Since that time by A Posterior Law have been Repealed) And also 
all the Printed Laws Orders and Ordinances of this Corporation which 
Since that time were Made Ordained, Established and Published (to 
witt) A Law for the better Regulating and Ordering the Publick 
Marketts within the City of New York. [425] A Law Appointing 
convenient places for unloading of Hay, for Establishing the Rates of 
Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles, and for the Ease of Ancient and 
disabled Carmen. A Law for Repealing a Qause in A Law of this Cor- 
poration herein mentioned Relating to the Assize of Cask for Pork, Beef 
and Fish. And A Law to Prohibit the Exportation of Beef and Po^ 



356 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

until the Same is Repacked and Branded by the Sworn Packers, be 
and by the Authority Aforesaid are hereby Made, Ordained, Renewed, 
Established and Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in 
full force and Vertue for one Year from and after the date hereof. 
(VizS) 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday. 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being A Charge to this Corpora- 
tion. 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City. 

A Law for the better preventing of Fire. 

A Law for Marking of Bread. 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure. 

A Law for Regulating the Sale of Beer & Syder by Retail. 

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

A Law for Regulating Negroes and Slaves in the Night time. 

A Law Restraining Slaves, Negroes and Indians from Gaming with 
Moneys or for Moneys. 

A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. 

A Law for punishing Slaves who Shall Ride disorderly through 
the Streets. 

A Law Giving a Reward to any Person or Persons who Shall 
Apprehend any Negro, Mullatto or Indian Slaves Offending against 
any of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony. 

A Law for Regulating of Carts and Carmen. 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Guagers, Packers and Cullers. 

A Law Relating to making Freemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

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

Regulations for Dock Money 

A Law for Preserving the Bridge & Common Sewer in the Dock of 
this City 

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

A Law for Regulating and Establishing Fees for the Inviter to 
Funerals. 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys of the Said City. 

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

A Law Against firing Guns in the Streets 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 357 

A Law Against killing Neat Cattle any where but at the Sloughter 
Houses 

A Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars. 

A Law to prohibit digging Holes and Cutting Sodds on the Com- 
mons. 

A Law for preventing Frauds in firewood 

A Law prohibiting Slaug[h]ter Houses in the Out Ward 

A Law Establishing Fees for the Slaughter Houses 

A Law for Marking of Butter. 

A Law prohibiting the Cutting Timber on the Commons by Brick- 
makers and Charcoale Burners. 

A Law for Regulating of Fences. 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes within the City of New York. 

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

[426] A Law for the better Securing of the City of New York from 
the danger of Gunpowder. 

A Law appointing proper places for unloading of Hay. 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Sticks and Saplings on the 
Commons. 

A Law for preserving the Fish in Fresh Water Pond. 

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

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

A Law Appointing Convenient places for Unloading of Hay ; for 
Establishing the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles and for 
the Ease of Antient and disabled Carmen. 

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

A Law to prohibit the Exportation of Beef and Pork, until the 
same is Repacked and Branded by the Sworn Packers. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Johnson, Alderman Fell, 
Mf Beekman, M«^ Bogert and M^ De Peyster or any four of them be A 
Committee to Agree with Six Able Citizens of this City to be Watch- 
men of this City from the first day of this Instant November to the first 
day of May Next Ensueing, who together with a Constable each Night 
are to be the Watch of this City for that Term. 

Ordered that the Committee Appointed the Sixth day of Nov 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



last, who are Authorized to Enlarge, Alter, Repair and Support from 
time to time all and Every of the Markett Houses mentioned in A Law 
of this Corporation Entituled (A Law for the better Regulating and 
Ordering of the Publick Marketts of the City of New York) and also 
for the Letting and Setting the Several Stalls and Standings in the 
Said Markett Houses to the several Butchers Resorting thereunto 
&c: be, and hereby are Appointed to Continue A Committee for the 
purposes Aforesaid pursuant to the Said Order made the Sixth day of 
November last. 

Ordered that the Treasurer forthwith demand of Mf Andrew Law 
the Rent and Arrearages of Rent due to this Corporation on his Lease 
of the Dock and Slips of this City, and that if he Refuses to pay, that 
he be prosecuted at Law for the Same. 



City of ^gg 
New York j 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
Eighteenth day of November Anno DofTT. 
1736. 

Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq*" Deputy Mayor 

John Walter 



William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Abraham De Peyster 



1 



ESq" Aldermen 



J 



>* Assistants 



No 

707 

Warrant Issued 



[427] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to M^ Edward Brewen the Publick 

Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

pounds ten shillings Current Money of this Colony 

in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due and 

Ending the fourteenth day of December Next, and also Nine shillings 

like Money for twice Whipping of Medley and once Miles Peartree 

Weeks which in the whole Amounts to two pounds Nineteen shillings 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 359 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer, Johannes Mon- 

708 tagne, Roeliff Van Maepelin Johannes Van Duersen, 
Warrant Issued Gysbert Van Duersen and to the Widow of George 

Walgrave deceased and to each of them or their 
Order the sum of Seven pounds Current Money of this Colony in full 
of their sallary as Watchmen of this City from the first day of May 
last to the first day of this Instant November which in the whole 
Amounteth to forty two pounds. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to William Lewis, William Eagles, 

709 Garret Cousine, James Kennedy, Thomas Wenman, 
Warrant Issued. Edward Hayter, John Linter [Jun^], Samuel Rout, 

Johannes Montagne Jun'^ Anthony Ham, Abraham 
Palding and Frederick Backer late Constables of this City, the sum of 
twelve pounds twelve shillings Current Money of this Colony Equally 
to be divided among them in full Reward for doing their duty as 
Constables of the Watch of this City from the first dav of Mav last 
to the fourteenth day of October last past. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M'' Johannes Burger or Order 

710 the sum of Eight pounds Sixteen shillings and one 
Warrant Issued half penny Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Account for Masons work done to the Poor- 
house Stable and Marketts Labourers hire, Stone, Lime, Qay Bricks 
and liquors &c: as Appears by his Account which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M'^ James Hindes or Order tl.e 

711 sum of seven pounds Seven shillings and Six pence 
Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of his Ace*. 

for divers quantaties of Timber by him delivered to 
Johannes Roome Carpenter for the use of the Publick Marketts of this 
City as Appears by his Account which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<^ Treasurer to pay to M^ John Roome Carpenter or 

712 Order the sum of twenty two pounds five shillings 
Warrant Issued and Eleven pence half penny Current Money of this 

Colony in full of his Account for Carpenters Wo*"** 
some Timber and Carting by him done and performed at the I 



36o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Marketts of this City as Appears by his Acct which is Audited & 
Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M' William Roome Carpenter or 

713 Order the sum of seven pounds Nine Shillings and 
Warrant Issued Six pence Curreftt Money of this Colony in full of 

his Acct for Carpenters Work by him done and per- 
formed at the Publick Marketts, as Appears by his Accl which is 
Audited and Allowed. 

[428] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to to pay to M^ Andrew Brested 

714 Carpenter or Order the sum of Nine pounds, one 
Warrant Issued Shilling and One penny half penny Current Money 

of this Colony in full of his Account for Carpenters 
Work Timber &c : for Repairing the Wharfs inclosing the Great Dock 
as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M'^ James Davie Carpenter or 

715 Order the sum of five pounds seventeen shillings 
Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for 

Carpenters work by him done and performed for the 
use of this Corporation as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and 
Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 

N® Mess^ Jesse Deforeest and John Tenbroeck or Order the sum of 

716 four pounds Eighteen Shillings and three pence Current Money 

of this Colony in full of their Acct for Cartidge of Mudd &c: 

for Repairing the Great Dock as Appears by their Ace* which is 

Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to M' Garret Cousine Joyner or 

717 Order the sum of three pounds Eight Shillings & 

Warrant Issued Six pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Accl for quarter Stuff by him sold and delivered 
for the use of this Corporation as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited 
and Allowed 

The Committee Appointed to Agree with Watchmen have made 
their Report in the words following (Vizt) 

Pursuant to an Order of the Common Council, of the fourth day 
of this Instant November whereby William Roome, Christopher Fell 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 361 

and Simon Johnson ESq'? Aldermen and Mess^? Gerrardus Beekman 

and Abraham D: Peyster Assistants are Appointed to Ag^ee with six 

able and sufficient Men to be the Watch of this City to the first day of 

May Next. We do Report that we have in Obedience to the said 

Order Agreed with Johannes Myer, Johannes Van Duersen, Joseph 

Anno, Jacobus Montagne, Roeliff Van Ma[e]pelen and Jacobus Slover 

six able Citizens of this City to be the Watchmen thereof begining 

from the first day of this Instant November and Ending the first day 

of May Next Ensueing the Date hereof ; three of which together with 

A Constable Every Night during the Term aforesaid are to Watch 

from Eight of the Qock in the Evening till day light the next morning ; 

for which service at the Expiration of the Term aforesaid they the 

Said Watchmen are severally and Respectively to have and Receive 

Each the sum of Seven pounds Current Money of New York, all which 

is Nevertheless humbly Submitted to this Court by 

Your Honours 

Most Humble servants ,,,.^ _, 

Wilt Roome 

s Johnson 

Gerard Beekman 

A: D. Pevster 

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

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

Seventeenth day of January Anno DolH 

i736[-7]. 
Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden E^q^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Johannes Burger 

Gerrardus Beekman ^ 

Johannes Waldron 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Peter Stoutenburgh 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



362 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M^ Alexander Malcolm the Pub- 
lick Schoolmaster of this City or Order the sum of 
ten pounds Current Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled An 
Act to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for 
teaching Latin, Greek and Mathematicks ; it being in full of one 
quarter of A Years Reward or Sallary due to the Said Alexander 
Malcolm and Ending the first day of December last past. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer to pay to M'' Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

718 and Messenger to the Common Council, or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of two pounds ten Shillings Current Money 

of this Colony in full of one quarter of A Years 
Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant January. 

Resolved that the Room in the City Hall of this City wherein M*" 
Robert Crannell (one of the Marshalls and Gaoler of this City) now 
dwelleth, the Room Opposite unto itt, and the Room wherein the Fire 
Engines were lately Kept, be Continued unto him in his Possession 
and Custody for the use of this Corporation. And that all the Gaols 
and Rooms in the Upper Story of the City Hall (Except the Store 
Room) for Debtors and the Gaol below Stairs for Criminals be deliv- 
ered into the Possession and Custody of the High Sheriff of this City 
for the Uses Aforesaid. And that this Court will Order the Said 
Gaols to be Inspected and direct the same to be sufficiently repaired 
and Amended with all needfull and Necessary Reparations and Amend- 
ments. 

Ordered this Court do present the Freedom of this City to Daniel 
Horsmanden ESq^ Barrister at Law, one of his Majesty's Council for 
this Province and Recorder of this Corporation as A Mark of their 
great Esteem for him and for his good services done for this Corpo- 
ration and that the Clerk of this Court Affix the Seal of this Corporation 
thereunto Accordingly. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



363 



Present 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



J 



1 



Assistants 



Warrant Issued 



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

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

two and twentieth day of March Anno DoIH 

1736/7 

Paul Richard ESq'' Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Walter 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M^ Alexander Malcolm the Pub- 
lick schoolmaster of this City or Order the sum of 
ten pounds Currt Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in his hands 
Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony made 
in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled An Act 
to Encourage A Publick School in the City of New York for teaching 
Latin Greek and Mathematicks. itt being in full of one quarter of A 
Years Reward or sallary due to the Said Alexander Malcolm and 
ending the first day of this Instant Month of March. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M'^ Edward Brewen the Pub- 
lick Whipper of this City the sum of two pounds ten 
shillings Current Money of this Colony in full of 
one quarter of A Years Sallary due and Ending the 
fourteenth day of this Instant March, and also the sum of fifteen Shil- 
lings like Money for Setting in the Pillory and whipping through the 
Town at A Carts Tail one Patrick Butler for Issueing Counterfeit 
Dollars &c: and whipping four Other Criminals, which in the whole 
Amounts unto three pounds five Shillings, which is allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to John Walter ESq^" or Order the 
sum of ten pounds Eight shillings and Eight pence 
Current Money of this Colony in full of his AccI 
for Nails & Boards by him sold and delivered for ^ 



No 

719 

Warrant Issued 



No 

720 
Warrant Issued 



364 MINUTES OF THE COMMON CX)UNCIL 

Repair of the Marketts of this Corporation as Appears by his Ace! 

which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to Mf Abraham Boelen or Order 

721 the sum of four pounds Six shillings and Eleven 

Warrant Issued pence Current Money of New York in full of his 

Acct for Locks, Hinges, Spriggs Nails and Other 

Iron Ware by him sold and delivered for the Work-house and Marketts 

of this City in January last as Appears by his Ace! which is Audited 

and allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to M^ 

N^ Michael Thoday or Order the sum of three pounds 

^22 two shillings and one penny half penny Current 

Warrant Issued. Money of this Colony in full of his Ace! for a Well 

Rope and Cordage by him sold and delivered to 

Colt Lurting late Mayor of this City for the use of this Corporation as 

Appears by his Ace! which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to M'' John Groesbeck or Order 

723 the sum of Nineteen pounds five shillings and seven 
Warrant Issued pence half penny Current Money of this Colony 

in full of his Ace! Since the first of September last, 
for Nails A Grindstone, Boards quarter Stuff, Hammer Gimbletts and 
Other Materialls for the use of this Corporation as Appears by his 
Ace! which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M'^ Garrit Vanhorne or Order 

724 the sum of seven pounds five Shillings Current 
Warrant Issued. Money of this Colony, in full of his Ace! for 

shingles by him sold and delivered for the use of 
this Corporation for the Work-hous[e] and Marketts of this City as 
Appears by his Ace! which is Audited and Allowed. 
[431] Ordered that Alderman Johnson, Alderman Roome, Alderman 
Burger M'" Waldron, Mf Beekman and M'' Bogert or any four of them 
be a Committee to Ascertain and Cause to be Staked out, the Publick 
Highway from the Comer of Mf Freds House in Queen Street to 
Fresh Water, and that they Call the Surveyors of this City to their 
Assistance ; And that the said Highway be Continued the breadth of 
four Rodd at the least as the same is directed by Act of General As- 
sembly. That the same Committee do Enquire into the Request of M^ 
Benjamin Peek for the Purchase of Some Water Lotts Contiguous to 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 365 

his Houses in Queen Street in Montgomerie Ward ; that they Cause A 
Draught to be made thereof, and Report what will be proper for this 
Court to do therein, and what part of these Lotts Ought to be Granted 
unto him for what Consideration and upon what Terms, and make 
Report thereof to the next Common Council. That the laying out, 
Ascertaining and Staking the aforesaid Publick Highway be at the 
Charge of this Corporation and the Persons desiring the same. Equally, 
and that M*" Peck be at the sole Charge of surveying the Premisses by 
him Requested. 

Ordered the House or Tenement of this Corporation late in the 
Occupation of Ryer Hanse deceased and now in the Occupation of 
William Richardson Cordwainer, Situate in the Bowry Division of the 
Out Ward of this City at A place Commonly Called 
and late in the Occupation of Ryer Hanse deceased together with the 
land thereunto belonging Containing about one Acre be lett to ffarm 
to the Said William Richardson and his Assigns for the Term of One 
and twenty Years to Commence the twenty fifth day of this Instant 
Month of March at the yearly Rent of Eighteen Shillings Current 
Money of this Colony, the Said William Richardson Covenanting to 
Repair the Said Tenement, to keep the same in good Repair & to sur- 
render the Premisses at the Expiration of the Term to this Corporation 
with Other usual Covenants for Paying of the Rent, Distress &c : 

Ordered The Treasurer pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk of 
this City or Order Six Shillings for his Fees for every Licence Granted 
by the Mayor of this City to Retailors of Strong Liquors within the 
same 

Ordered A Licence to Retail Strong Liquors within this City be 
Granted to the Widow Jourdain Gratis. 

The following Report of the Committee for letting the Stalls 
and Standings in the Several Marketts of this City, was read and Ap- 
proved, and Ordered the Treasurer be Served with A Copy thereof 
and that he Collect the Rents thereof Accordingly for the use of this 
Corporation, which Report is in these words (Vizi) 

XT xr t A \jr t_ ^ / Pursuant to an Order of Common 

Acw York 22^ March 1736/7. ^ .fri_r_.ti.xr , 1 . 

Council of the fourth of November last 

for letting the Stalls in the Publick Marketts of this City. We the 

Committee in Obedience to Said Order do Report, that we have lett 

to Farm the several Stalls or Standings in the Said Marketts to the 

Butchers frequenting the same for the Several Rents hereafter men- 



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tioned for the Term of one year Commencing from the fourth of 
November last, to be paid quarterly to the Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of this City for the use of this Corporation as by the Said Order we 
were directed and required, all which is Submitted by Your humble 
Servants John Walter 

Stephen Bayard 
Johannes Burger 
Gerard Beekman. 



The Stalls lett in the Markett house at Burgers Path 

To Israel & Timothy Horsfield two Stalls N^ i & 2 

Samuell Brown i D^ N° 3 

Samuell Hopson i D^ N® 4. . . .at. . . 

Elizabeth Carpenter i D° N** 5 at . . . 



Stalls in the Fly Market 



To Richard Green 
ISaac Varian 
George Young 
Charles Dawson 
John Stockford 
Edward Kelly 



I 
I 
I 
I 
I 
I 



Stall 
Do.. 
Do.. 
Do.. 
DO.. 
DO.. 



.No 
NO 
NO 
No 
No 
No 



I 
2 

3 

4 

5 
6 



To Thomas Cox one Stall at Coenties Market 



.at. 
.at. 
.at. 
.at. 
.at. 
.at. 



.22-00 
.01-00 
03-00 
16-00 



00 
00 
00 
00 



42-00-00 



06. 
02. 

04. 
05. 
03. 
05. 
.02 



00. 

00. 

00 

00 

00. 

00 

10 



00 
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Total 



27-10-00 
69- 10-00 



[432] City of )gg 
New YorkV 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
fifth day of May Anno DoTTT 1737 



Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
Gerrardus Beekman 
John Fred 

Abraham De Peyster 
Peter Stoutenburgh 



>^ESq'» Aldermen 



1 

^Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 367 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

725 and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 
Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two pounds ten Shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of 

A Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of April last past 

The CoXTittee Appointed the twenty fourth day of January 1735 
for Agreeing with an Overseer of the Fire Engines &c : have made their 
Report in the words following (Viz*) In Obedience thereunto we 
have Agreed with Jacobus Turk Gunsmith to take Care of the fire 
Engines from the first day of May 1736 for one whole year to keep 
them Clean and in good Repair upon his own Cost and Charges for the 
sum of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony and so yearly. Ex- 
cept some of the Material work Should break or give way which 
Should be upon the Cost and Charge of the Corporation. 

Wilt Roome 
John Fred 
which Report is Approved and Ordered the sum of 
N° ten pounds be Advanced by this Corporation to the 

726 Said Jacobus Turk to Enable him to go on with 
Warrant Issued finishing A small fire Engine he is making for an 

Expirement. And that the Mayor Issue his War- 
rant to the Treasurer to pay to the said Jacobus Turk or Order the 
sum of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony in full of one years 
Sallary as Overseer of the fire Engines due and Ending the first day of 
this Instant May and also the further sum of ten pounds more like 
Money in Advance for his next Years sallary to Enable him to go on 
with finishing the aforesai ' mall fire Engine he is now making for an 
Experiment. 

The Report of the Committe upon the Petition of Sundry Inhabi- 
tants of Montgomerie Ward was read and Approved by this Court, 
and it is hereby Ordered that Aldermen Fell, and M^ Fred be a Com- 
mittee to take Care that the Said Report be put in Effectual Execution 
and are hereby directed and Authorized to have the Ordering and 
Management of the work Agreeable to the Said Report which Report is 
in the words following (to witt.) 
p. r ^ Att a Common Council held at the 

N V IrC ^^ ^^^^ ^^" ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^**-^ ^" Munday the 

J 20*? day of September Anno DoITT 1736. 

Present Paul Richard E?n/ Afayor &c : 

We the Committee simon Johnson, Johannes Burger Christop^ 



368 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Fell ESq" Aldermen Charles Le Roux, John Fred and Abraham De 
Peyster Assistants unto whom the Petition of sundry of the Inhabi- 
tants of Montgomerie Ward Relating to the Wharfing of two Lotts 
Continguous to Hardenbrooks Slip and Regulating the said Slip Streets 
and Wharf Adjacent thereunto, do Report, that to Comply with that 
part of the Petition relating to the Wharfing out and filling up one or 
more of the Lotts belonging to this City at the Charge and Expence of 
this Corporation would not only be useless and unne[ce]ssary but A 
plain and manifest Misapplication of the City's Money But however in 
Order to give all due and reasonable Encouragement to the Petitioners 
and Others now Inhabitants of the said Ward and to Engage and incite 
Others to make Improvem^ and Erect Buildings upon the Vacant Lotts 
of Ground in the said Ward. We the Committee do Report that it 
is our Opinion that the Inhabitants Owners or Proprietors of the 
Houses and Ground from the Widow Lrviirier*s to the hollow on the 
Other side of Mf Peck's be Ordered and required to dig and Carry Away 
the Ground and soil in the Street from side to Side with A Gradual 
and regular descent four feet from Said Tree to the brink of the Hill, 
and at Mf Pecks two foot, that the Inhabitants Owners & Proprietors 
of the Houses and Ground from the Said hollow to James Lowies 
(which is 400 foot in length and 18 foot descent) and the Inhabitants 
Owners and Proprietors of the [433 1 Houses and Ground from Lowies 
to the hollow next to Abraham Paldings (which is 306 foot in length 
and makes seven foot Descent) be also Ordered and required to Dig 
and Carry away the Ground and Soil of the Street from Side to Side 
all which makes A Gradual and Easy Descent. And the Committee do 
further Report as their Opinion tliat Alderman Fell and M^ Fred be 
directed and impowered to give directions and have the Ordering and 
management of the work Agreeable to the Regulations above Expressed 
and that the whole of the digging and Carrying away (as also pave- 
ment made) be Compleated and finished on or before the first day of 
November next Ensueing the date hereof, all which is Nevertheless 
Submitted by s, Johnson 

March 5*^ 1737 Johannes Burger 

Jo? Fred 
A D Pevster 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer, Johannes Van 

727 Duersen, Joseph Anno, Jacobus Montague, Roeliff 

Warrant Issued Van Maepelin and Jacobus Slover and to each of 

them or to each of their Order the sum of seven 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 369 

pounds Current Money of this Colony which in the whole Amounteth 
unto forty two pounds in full of their sallary as Watchmen of this City 
from the first day of November last, to the first day of this Instant May. 
Ordered the same Watchmen Continue Watchmen of this City 
untill further order 

William Sharpas Common Clerk or Town Clerk of this City Pro- 
duced unto this Court A letter unto him directed by Adolph Philipse 
ESqf late Speaker of the House of Representatives for this Province 
in General Assembly and one of the Representatives for this City and 
County with thirteen Certificates Inclosed, of the dates hereafter men- 
tioned with a Release Endorsed on the back side of Each Certificate 
subscribed by the proper hand writing of the Said Adolph Philipse 
which letter was read in the words following and Ordered to be En- 
tred. (Vizt) New York 4*^ May 1737 S^ Ever since I had the 
Honour to be Chosen one of the Representatives for this City and 
County in the General Assembly, I did at the Qose of each session upon 
the Certificate for that service, draw and sign A Release for the same 
thereby putting it, as well out of my power as out of the power of my 
Executors or Administrators to make any Claim or demand for Such 
service. And that the Corporation may be satisfied therein, I begg the 
favour that at their next meeting in Common Council, You will lay 
before them the Enclosed thirteen Certificates : and when the same are 
Enter'd or Minuted in such manner as they Shall think fitt that you 
will Return them to. S*^ Your most humble Servant. 

A. Philipse 



1726 


1 1 November 46 days 


1727 


25 November 57 


1728 


21 September 62 


1729 


12 July 61 


1730 


29 October . .66 


I73I 


30 September. 37 


1732 


14 October. . .67 


1733 


I November.. 18 


1734 


22 June 59 




28 November. 59 


1735 


8 November. .26 


1736 


10 November. 29 


1737 


3 May 29 




in all 616 davs 


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370 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York J City Hall of the said City on Thursday 

the I2^^ day of May Anno DoUT 1737. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 
William Roome ^ 

Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
Peter Stoutenburgh 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell one of the 

728 Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of fourteen 
Warrant Issued pounds Current Money of this Colony to be by him 

paid to the Respective Constables who have done 
their duty as Constables on the Night Watch of this City from the four- 
teenth day of October last to the first day of this Instant May. he the 
said Robert Crannell Rendring an ace*, to the Mayor of this City of 
the sums, and Names of such Constables unto whom he shall pay the 
same 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Alderman William Roome ESq'^ 

729 or Order the sum of thirty three pounds Eleven shil- 
Warrant Issued lings and three pence Current Money of this Colony 

in full of his Acct for Painting and Glazing the 
Work-house of this City and Other disburstments for the said Work- 
house as Appears by his Said Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell One of the 

730 Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of forty 
Warrant Issued four pounds ten shillings Current Money of this 

Colony in full of his Acct for hiring Watchmen for 
double Watches, fire and Candle for the Watches and Courts. Victual- 
ling divers Felons and Other disburstments on sundry Occasions for 
the use of this Corporation as Appears by his Ace! of Particulars which 
IS Audited and Allowed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 371 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ John Roome Carpenter or 

731 Order the sum of five pounds fifteen shillings and 
Warrant Issued six pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Acct and all Others to this day, for Coffins, 
Boards Carpenters Work and several Other Materialls by him fur- 
nished for the use of this Corporation as Appears by the said Ace! 
which is Audited & allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M*^ Reyner Burger Blacksmith 

732 or Order the sum of Six pounds Nineteen shillings 
Warrant Issued and three pence Current Money of this Colony in 

full of his Acct for Iron Work by him furnished and 
done for the City Hall, Work-house, Slip and Fly Marketts and Cash 
by him paid to Joshua Quereau for two Garden Rakes for the Work- 
house as appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Mf John Thurman or Order the 

733 sum of two pounds ten shillings Current Money of 
Warrant Issued this Colonv in full of his Acct for One thousand 

shingles by him sold and delivered for the Work- 
house of this City as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

[435] City of ^^ By the Mayor and Aldermen 

New York( Assize of Bread 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Orders as followeth 

(Vizi) 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to 

it ought to be Nine weigh Seven Ounces and A half for A 

pence. 

it ought to be Nineteen A White Loaf of the finest Flour to 

weigh fifteen Ounces for two pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest Flour to weigh two pounds Eight 
Ounces for four pence. 
See after fol 440. 

A Wh eaten Loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds and one Ounce for four pence wheat being 
at four Shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell. 

And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City (hard Biskett only Excepted) than According to the above Assize, 
and all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice 



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>-ESq'^ Aldermen 



^ 



>* Assistants 



J 



thereof and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall 
the fourteenth day of June in the Eleventh Year of his Majest)'s Reign. 
Anno Domini 1737. 

By Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharp as Q 

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

New YorkC City Hall of the Said City City on Saturday 

the Eleventh day of June Anno DonI 1737 

Present Paul Richard ESqf Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESqf Recorder 

John Walter ^ 

William Roome 

simon Johnson 

Christopher Fell 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

Upon Application of Mf John Chambers that this Court will give 
him libertv to Advance the Front of A House he is now about to 
Rebuild in the Broadway in the West Ward of this City on the West- 
side thereof two foot into the said Street on the southwest Corner 
thereof from thence to Run the whole length of the Front of the Said 
House on a Straight Line to the Northeast Corner thereof untill it 
Comes to A Point in Order to make the Front of the said House more 
Uniform, it being now Bevelling ; and this Court being informed that 
the Neighbourhood have Consented thereunto the Granting thereof 
being no Detriment to them. And Forasmuch as the Alderman and 
Assistant of the said Ward being now Present in this Court and 
making no Objection to the same. Ordered the said John Chambers 
have Liberty to Remove the Front of his Said House into the said 
Street According to his Application Aforesaid 

[436] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to M^ Edward Brewen the Publick 

734 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of three 

Warrant Issued pounds five shillings Current Money of this Colony, 

two pounds ten shillings thereof in full of one quar- 
ter of A Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of this 
Instant June; and fifteen shillings residue thereof in full for lately 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



whipping and Pilloring seven Criminalls Convict, which by lliis Court 
, b Allowed. 

The CoMMliTKE Appointed the fifth day of May 1736 upon tlie 
petition of Mess" Abraham De Pcyster Peter Oe Peyster Jauics Akx- 
Fander and Archibald Kennedy ESq*? John Tieboiit Turner. Henry 
iRyck Blacksmith, Edward Burling Merchant Elizabeth Schuyler 
►Widow, Wynajil \'an Zandt Turner Peter Uayard and Peter Dc 
iPeystcr Merchants for A Grant of the Water Lotts fronting the several 
ildessuages or Tenements on Queen Street Wharf between Fletcher 
IjStreet and Van Qyffs Slip have made their Report which was read 
■and Approved and thereupon it is Ordered that this Corporation do 
■Grant the Water Lotts in the said Report mentioned to the several 
Persons therein mentioned and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever on 
the Terms, Annual Rtnts Covenants and Conditions in the said Report 
mentioned under the Common seal of this Corporation : and that the 
Clerk of this Court do Accordingly affix the Common seal of this Cor- 
poration to the said several Grants and sign t!ie same by Order of this 
Court which Report is in tlie words following (Viz'.) 
City of ( Arr A Common Council held for the City afore- 

H YorkX said at the City Hall of the Said City on Wednes- 

day the fifth day of May Anno DoRT 1736 
Present. Paul Richard ESqf Mayor &c: 
Is I'VKSVASCE of the Reference of the Common Council to us the 
itibscribers unto whom the Petition of Abraham De Peyster Peter Dc 
Oyster, James Alexander & Archibald Kennedy ESq"! John Ticbout 
Turner, Hcnn,- Ryck Blacksmith Edward Burling Merchant Elizabeth 
iehtiyler Witlow, Wynanl Van Zandt Turner Peter Bayard and Peter 
; Peyster Merchants all Freeholders of the same City was Referred, 
) in Obedience to the SaitI Reference or Appointment. Rei-ort that 
E have Caused A siir\'ey to !« niade of the Water Lotts fronting to 
; several Messuages and Tenements of the said Petitioners scituatc 
nd being in the East Ward of this Ctty on the East side of tlie Street 
bmmoniy Called Fletchers Street, Between the said Fletchers Street 
md Van CIccfis Slip and tliat the whole Contains in breadth along the 
larfe at the Termination of forty five foot southerly or from the 
ilessu^res or Tenements Aforesaid Now fronting the East River two 
Rindred and (wentv four foot three Inches and a half Inch and will be 
1 breadth when matle ami Wharfe<l out to the Extent of two hundred 
t to be gained out nf ihe said East River upon A Range with 
r two hundred and six fool four Inches and A half InHi. That we 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



have Caused the same to be divided into Nine Lotts and have Ascer- 
tained the quantity of each Lott in Front and Rear by the Draught and 
survey hereunto Annexed that will (as also A Plan of the whole) more 
fully and at large Appear. 

And we are humbly of Opinion that the Water and soil under the 
Water two hundred foot in Depth to be gained out of the Said East 
River So as it does not Extend farther nor go beyond Key 

Ought to be Granted to the Respective Petitioners fronting to their 
Respective former Purchases in manner form and quantity following 
at the Annual Rent of one shilling and Six pence for every foot of 
Ground in front to the said Messuages and Tenements of the said 
several Petitioners and under the Conditions Covenants Limitations 
Restrictions and Reservations herein after mentioned. 

That the said Petitioners out of the said two hundred foot in Depth 
(in Order to make the street fronting to the Messuages and Tenements 
of the Said Petitioners more Spacious and Commodious) do Covenant 
with this Corporation at their own Expence to make finish and Com- 
pleat a sufficient Street of forty five foot in breadth and to Range Equal 
with both sides of Water Street in such manner as this Corporation 
shall direct, and that on or before the twenty fifth day of March One 
thousand seven hundred and forty Six. And at the Outward part of 
the said two hundred foot of Ground to be gained out of the said East 
River and Harbour, at their own further Expence will Make and 
Erect Another good sufficient Street [437] or Wharf of forty foot in 
breadth English Measure in such manner as this Corporation shall 
direct, and Compleat the same on or before the twenty fifth day of 
March last aforesaid. And that the Said Abraham and Peter De 
Peyster will further make and Erect at their own proper Charge and 
Expence the Equal half of the Street or Wharf leading from Fletcher 
Street aforesaid to the Extent of the said two hundred foot to be gained 
out of the Said East River. 

That the Said Fletcher Street Remain to be Continued in breadth 
to the Extent of the two hundred foot to be gained out of the Said 
East River or Harbour twenty three foot ten Inches and no less And 
that the Petitioners will Uphold sustain and Maintain at their own 
proper Charge and Expence all the Said Streets and Wharfs already 
made and Erected and to be Made and Erected in good and sufficient 
Repair Plight and Condition for Ever. Which Streets so Made and 
to be Made Shall remain Publick and Common Streets and Highways 
for Ever. 

That the Petitioners or Purchasers shall and will pay and satisfie 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 375 

all Charges and Expences of surveying, Deeds, Writings, Grants and 
Recording the same and Covenant with the Corporation to pay and 
satisfie to this Corporation the Yearly Rents aforesaid. * 

That in Consideration of the Premisses this Corporation do Grant 
unto the said Petitioners or Purchasers Respectively the several Water 
Lotts herein after mentioned fronting their former Respective Pur- 
chases from Number One to Number Eight in Manner form and 
Conditions following (that is to say) The Lott Number One Contain- 
ing in breadth thirty five foot and seven eight parts of an Inch and in 
the Rear or fronting the said East River, thirty two foot three Inches 
and A quarter of an Inch and in length two hundred foot, unto the 
said Abraham and Peter De Peyster as Tenants in Common their 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever at the Yearly Rent of two pounds twelve 
shillings and seven pence half penny. The Lott Number Two Con- 
taining in breadth thirty four foot four Inches and in the Rear or 
fronting the said East River thirty one foot seven Inches and the 
Eiht part of an Inch and in length two hundred foot unto the Said 
James Alexander and Archibald Kennedy ESq" to be to them and 
their Lleirs and to the survivor of them as Attorneys for the Repre- 
sentation of Major General Hunter they Covenanting for the Pay- 
ment of the Yearly Rent of two pounds Eleven shillings and Six pence 
and performing all Other Covenants and Agreements on their parts 
and behalf to be done and performed. 

The Lott NuMDER Three Containing in breadth twenty foot and 
the third part of an Inch and in the Rear or fronting the said East 
River Eighteen foot five Inches and the Eight part of an Inch and 
in length two hundred foot unto the said John Tiebout his Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever at the Yearly Rent of one pound ten shilling and one 
half penny. 

The Lott Number four. Containing in breadth tAventy foot and the 
third part of an Inch, and in the Rear or fronting the Said East River 
Eighteen foot five Inches and the Eight part of an Inch and in length 
two hundred foot, unto the Said Henry Ryck his Heirs and Assigns 
for ever at the Yearly Rent of one pound ten shillings and one half 
penny. 

The Lott Number Five Containing in breadth twenty foot and the 
third part of an Inch and in the Rear or fronting the Said East River 
Eighteen foot five Inches and the Eight part of an Inch, and in length 
two hundred foot unto the said Edward Burling his Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever at the Yearly Rent of one pound ten shillings and one half 
penny. 

The Lott NuMBFR Six Containing in Breadth twenty foot four 



376 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Inches and A quarter of an Inch and in the Rear or fronting the Said 
East River Eighteen foot Eight Inches and five Eight parts of an 
Inch and in length two hundred foot unto the said Elizabeth Schuyler 
her Heirs and Assigns for Ever at the Yearly Rent of One pound ten 
Shillings and Six pence. 

[438] The Lott Number Seven Containing in breadth twenty four foot 
Nine Inches and one Eight part of an Inch, and in the Rear or front- 
ing the Said East River twenty two foot Nine Inches and three Eight 
parts of an Inch, and in length two hundred foot unto the said Wynant 
Van Zandt his Heirs and Assigns for ever, at the yearly Rent of one 
pound seventeen shillings and one penny half penny. 

AND the Lott Number Eight Containing in breadth twenty four 
foot Nine Inches and one Eight part of an Inch, and in the Rear or 
fronting the Said East River twenty two foot Nine Inches and three 
Eight parts of an Inch and in length two hundred foot unto the Said 
Peter Bayard his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, at the Yearly Rent of 
One pound seventeen shillings and one penny half penny. 

That i'ts the humble Opinion of this Committee that the Lott 
Number Nine be and Remain Vacant and ungranted untill the Children 
of Matthew Sensing late of this Cit>* Mason deceased Attain to the Age 
of twenty one years. 

That all the Profitts Benefitts Advantages Perquisites and Emolu- 
mf nts, Growing Arising or Accruing by or from the said Wharfs 
wkich are to Front the Said East River or Harbour (Except so much 
thereof as the Breadth of Fletcher Street at the End thereof) with 
all Cranes Stairs and landing places to be made thereon by the Re- 
spective Petitions or Purchasers thereof on the several and Respective 
Lotts to be Granted to them Respectively, be Granted unto them Re- 
spectively their Heirs and Assigns for ever in Manner and form 
aforesaid with Usual Covenants Peaceable and quietly to Enjoy Have 
Hold and Possess the same, and with Usual Warranty against this 
Corporation their successors and Assigns. 

That the Annually or Yearly Rent aforesaid do begin and Com- 
mence the twenty fifth day of March last past; which said Annual or 
Yearly Rent in the whole for tlie Lotts Number one to Number Elight 
both Inclusive do Amount to the sum of fourteen pounds Nineteen 
shillings Current Money of the Colony of New York. All which is 

Nevertheless Submitted bv 

S: Johnson 

June 11*1* 1737 John Walter 

Christopher Fell 

Henr>- Bogert 



City of ) gg 
^>\v YorkV 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 377 

The CoxfiTTEE Appointed the fifteenth day of November 1734 to 
whom the Petition of M^ Egbert Van Borsom was Referred for A 
Grant of the Water Lotts fronting his several Messuages or Tenements 
on Queen Street Wharf in Montgomerie Ward between the East Side 
of Van Clyffs Slip and the Ground of Lewis Gomes have made their 
Report which was read and Approved & thereupon it is Ordered that 
this Corporation do Grant unto Henry Van Borsom Son and Heir at 
Law of the said Egbert Van Borsom (lately deceased) and to his Heirs 
and Assigns for Ever ; the Said Water Lotts in the said in the Said 
Report mentioned on the Annual Rent and under the Covenants and 
Conditions in the Said Report mentioned, under the C(Mnmon seal of 
this Corporation and that the Clerk of this Court do Accordingly fix 
the Common seal of this Corporation to the said Grant and sign the 
same bv Order of this Court which Report is in the words following 
(Vizi) ■ 

Att a Common Council held at the City Hall 
of the said City on Fryday the fifteenth day of 
November Anno DoTTT 1734. 

Present. Robert Lurting ESqf then Mayor &c : 

Ix Pursuance of the Reference of the Common Council to us the 
subscribers unto whom the Petition of M^ Egbert Van Borsom (Since 
deceased) was Referred, do in Obedience to the Said Reference or 
Appointment Report that we have Caused A survey to be made of the 
Water Lotts fronting to the Lands and Tenements of the then Said 
Petitioner Scituatc and being in Montgomerie Ward of this City on the 
East side of \'an Clyffs Slip between the said Van Clyffs Slip, and the 
Ground of Lewis Gomez and that the whole Contains in breadth along 
the said Wharf at the Termination of forty five foot southerly or from 
the said Lands [439I and Tenements aforesaid now fronting to the 
East River or Harbour seventy one foot three Inches and a half Inch 
and will be in breadth when made or Wharf*d out to the Extent of two 
hundred foot to be gained out of the said River or Harbour from Low 
Water Mark upon A Range with Key Sixty foot Nine 

Inches and one quarter of an Inch as by the Draught and survey here- 
unto Annexed that will (as also A plan of the Whole) more fully and 
at large Appear. And Whereas the said Egbert Van Borsom died 
at or about the time the said Draught or survey was Compleated and 
before A Grant or Conveyance Could be made thereof to him Wee 
the Committee are therefore humbly of Opinion that the said Water 
Lotts Ought to be Granted to M' Henry Van Borsom Eldest son and 



378 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Heir at Law of the Said Egbert Van Borsom who (as we are fully 
Informed) intended to have Given or Conveyed them to his Said son 
Henry. Wee are therefore humbly of Opinion that the Water and 
soil under the Water of two hundred foot in depth to be gained out 
of the said East River or Harbour from Low Water Mark Aforesaid 
(so as it does not Extend) farther or go beyond Key, Ought 

to be Granted to the said Henry Van Borsom his Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever at the Annual Rent of one Shilling and six pence for Every 
foot of Ground in front to the said Lands or Tenements (that is to 
Say) to be Computed for seventy one foot three Inches and A half 
Inch which Amounts to the sum of five pounds Six shillings and Eleven 
pence farthing, and under the further Conditions Covenants Limita- 
tions and Reservations herein after mentioned (that is to Say) That 
the said Henry Van Borsom out of the said two hundred foot in depth 
(in order to make the Street fronting to the Lands or Tenements afore- 
said more Spacious and Commodious) do Covenant with this Corpora- 
tion at his own Expence to make finish and Compleat A good and suffi- 
cient Street of forty five foot in breadth and to Range Equal with both 
sides of Water Street in such manner as this Corporation Shall direct ; 
and that on or before the twenty fifth day of March Anno Domini One 
thousand seven hundred and forty six. And at the Outward part of 
the Said two hundred foot of Ground to be gained out of the said East 
River or Harbour at his own further Expence will Make and Erect 
another good and sufficient Street or Wharf of forty foot in breadth 
English Measure in such manner as this Corporation shall Order and 
direct and Compleat the same on or before the day and Year last above 
mentioned. And will further Make finish and Compleat within the 
time aforesaid A good Strong and sufficient Wharf Street or Peer of 
fourteen foot four Inches in breadth along the said Van Clyflfs Slip to 
the Extent of the said two hundred foot to be gained out of the said 
East River or Harbour And that the Profitts arising or Growing for 
or by the use of the said Wharf Street or Peer and the Slip be Received 
by this Corporation for the use of the Corporation And that all 
Vessells have free Liberty to Load and Unload, lay to, to make fast. 
Carry from and put on the said Wharf Street or Peer all manner of 
Merchandize and Other things without payment of any flFee or Re- 
ward to the said Henry Van Borsom or his assigns. And that all 
Fees and Perquisites to grow due and payable for or by Reason of the 
use of the said Wharf Street and Peer and slip be Received by and 
applyed to the use of this Corporation; and that the same be under 
such Rules and Regulations as this Corporation shall from time to time 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 379 

shall think to niake and Establish. That the said Henry Van Borsom 
do further Covenant for him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever to Up- 
hold and maintain at his own proper Charge and Expence all the 
said Streets Wharfs and Peer in good and sufficient Repair Plight and 
Condition for Ever, which Streets &c: so to be made shall Remain 
Publick and Common Streets and Highways for Ever. 

That the Said Henry Van Borsom Shall and Will pay and Satisfie 
all Charges [440] and Expences of Surveying, Deeds Writings, Grants 
and Recording the same and Covenant with this Corporation to pay 
and satisfie to this Corporation the Yearly or Annual Rent aforesaid in 
manner aforesaid 

That in Consideration of the Premisses this Corporation do Grant 
unto the Said Henry Van Borsom his Heirs and Assigns for Ever the 
Water and soil under the Water aforesaid fronting to the Lands or 
Tenements aforesaid. 

That all the Profitts, Benefits Advantages Perquisites and Emolu- 
ments, Growing, Arising or Accruing by or from the Outward Wharf 
which is to front the East River or Harbour (Except so much thereof 
as the breadth of the said Peer or Street at the End thereof) with all 
Cranes Stairs and landing places to be made thereon, by the said 
Henry \"an Borsom his Heirs or Assigns be granted unto him his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever; with Usual Covenants, Peaceably and 
quietly to Have Hold Possess and Enjoy the same: and with usual 
Warranty against this Corporation their successors and Assigns. 

That the Annual Rent aforesaid do beg^n and Commence the 
twenty fifth day of March last past. All which is Nevertheless 
Submitted by ^^^^ ^^^,^^^ 

June II*? 1737. Christopher Fell 

Jo9 Fred 
Charles Le Roux. 

Whereas Nicholas Courtrecht of Harlem Yeoman, Claims Title to 
some Lands which this Corporation lately sold to Jacob Dekey, and are 
now in the Possession of Harman Vandewater and Adrian Hoghlandt. 
it IS therefore Ordered that Alderman Johnson. Alderman Bayard, 
Alderman Fell, Mf Le Roux, M'' Beekman and Mf De Peyster or any 
four of them be a Committee to Examine into the Pretensions of the 
Said Nicholas Courtrecht to the said Lands or any part thereof and 
Report to this Court what will be proper for this Cor|X)ration to do 
therein. 



33o 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) gg 
New York V 



By the Mayor and Aldermen 
Assize of Bread 

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

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh Nine Ounces for A 
penny. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh Nineteen Ounces for 
two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh two pounds and Eight 
Ounces for four pence. 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds for four pence wheat being at four Shil- 
lings and Six pence ^ Bushell. 

And Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City (hard Biskett only Excepted) than According to the above assize. 
And all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice 
thereof and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the 
21^ day of June in the Eleventh Year of his Majestys Reign anno 
Domini 1737. 

By Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas. Q 



City of ) gg 
New York V 



Present 



Att a Meeting of the Mayor and 
Aldermen at the City Hall of the Said City 
on Wednesday the thirteenth day of July 
Anno DoHT 1737. 



Paul Richard ESqf Mayor 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Simon Johnson 



>.ESq^ Aldermen 



Mf Mayor hath Appointed John Troop Barber & Wigmaker High 
Constable of this City for the Remaining part of this Year Ensueing 
in the Room of Thomas Noble who is departed this Province 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 381 

[441] City of ) ^^ By the Mayor and Aldermen 

New York ( Assize of Bread 



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

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eight Ounces and A 
half for A penny. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eighteen Ounces for 
two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh two pounds four 
Ounces and A half for four pence 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh two pounds twelve Ounces for four pence, wheat being 
at five shillings and four pence ^ Bushel, and 

Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
(hard Bisket only Excepted) than According to the above Assize 
and all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice 
thereof and make their Bread Accordingly Dated at the City Hall 
the thirteenth day of July in the Eleventh Year of his Majestys Reign 
Anno Domini 1737. 

By Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Q 



City of ) ^^ Act A Common Council held at the 

New Yorkj City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 

thirtieth day of July Anno Doin 1737 

Present Paul Richard ESqf Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Walter 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
Charles Le Roux 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
John Fred 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



*N 



>* Assistants 



382 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* Treasurer to pay to Mf Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

735 and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 
Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of 

A Years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth Instant. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to Mf Alexander Malcolm the 

Publick schoolmaster of this City or Order the sum 
of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the Sixth Year of his Majestys Reign Entituled An Act to 
Encourage A Publick school in the City of New York for Teaching 
Latin Greek and Mathematicks it being in full of one quarter of a 
Years Reward or sallary due to the said Alexander Malcolm and End- 
ing the first day of June last past 

[442] Ordered the Mayor Grant a Licence to Ellinor Steward Widow 
to Retail Strong Liquors within this Corporation. Gratis. 

Ordered that John Gilbert be one of the Publick Measure[r]s of 
this Corporation during pleasure and that the Clerk of this Court do 
affix the Seal of this Corporation to A Lycence of the Said Office 
Accordingly. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ Johannes Burger or Order 

736 the sum of Nineten pounds Eight shillings and 
Warrant Issued four pence half penny Currt Money of this Colony 

in full of his Acct for Paving about the Cit>' Hall 
of this City, for Paving Stones, Labourers Carting and Expences there- 
on as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed 

Ordered that Alderman Stuyvesant, Alderman Roome, Alderman 
Johnson, Alderman Burger, Alderman Fell, Mf Waldron, M^ Beekman 
and M^ Bogert or any five of them be a Committee to lay out the High- 
way from the Run of Water late at the foot of Fresh Water Hill to 
the Corner of the Pasture late Called the Domine's Pasture and As- 
certain the Demensions thereof (Calling the surveyors of this City to 
their Assistance if need) and make their Report with all Convenient 
Expedition 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



383 



By the Mayor and Aldermen 
Assize of Bread 



Ordered the Assize of Bread 
>. ESq** Aldermen be till further Order as follow- 

eth (Vizt) 



Present. 
Paul Richard ESqf Mayor 
John Walter 
Will Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh Nine Ounces for A 
penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh Nineteen Ounces for 
two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh to weigh two pounds 
and eight Ounces for four pence. 

A Wh EATEN Loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh three pounds for four pence, wheat being at four shillings 
and Six pence ^ Bushell 

And Ordered that no Oti er Bread be made for Sale within this 

City (hard Bisket only Excepted) than According to the above Assize 

And all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice 

thereof and make their Bread Accordingly Dated at the City Hall the 

Ninth day of August in the Eleventh Year of his Majestys Reign 

Anno DoUT 1737 

By Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Q 



City of ) ^^ 
New York j 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 
twentieth day of August Anno DoITT 1737 

Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 
William Roome 



>.ESq^ Aldermen 



J 
^ 



Assistants 



N° 



737 
Warrant Issued 



Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
John Fred 
Abraham De Peyster 

[443] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M^ Andrew Brested Carpenter 
or Order the sum of five pounds Nineteen Shillings 
and one half penny Current Money of this Colony 
in full of his Ace*, for Materials and Carpenters 



I 



384 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Work for Repairing the Common Sewer under the great Bridge in the 
Dock as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and allowed. 

Whereas A Controversie has lately Subsisted between this Cor- 
poration and one John De Voor of the Bowry Division of the Out 
Ward of this City Yeoman Relating to the Boundaries of the Land 
of the said John De Voor in the said Bowry Division. Part whereof 
(as the Said John De Voor Averred) was by this Corporation leased 
to Martin Van Everen, which Occasioned Continual Contention be- 
tween the said Martin Van Everin and the Said John De Voor. That 
for the final Ending of which said Controversie the Matters in Dispute 
were by this Corporation and the Said John De Voor Mutually Sub- 
mitted to the Arbitration final Determination and Award of Messeurs 
Thomas Alsop and Joseph Sacket both Parties promising to Abide by 
the same. Who have According to the submission aforesaid been upon 
the Premisses in Controversie and Caused a survey thereof, and have 
by their Award in writing under their hands given their Opinion, That 
the first Station of the before Recited Grant to Abraham Shotwell 
(now in the Possession of John De Voor) begins Midway between the 
Mill Dam that now is Standing and the Marked Stump that is on the 
West Side of the Mill Pond near by itt, and so Continue the Courses 
and Distances According to the Words of Said Patent, and are of 
Opinion that all Actions or Causes of Actions any ways Relating any 
ways Relating to the afore Recited differences shall Cease and be 
Void, this 15^? day of August 1737. Thomas Alsop. Joseph Sacket. 
Which Award or Opinion being read in this Court in the presence of 
the Said John De Voor. This Court and the Said John De Voor were 
fully Satisfied therewith and Mutually Agreed to Stand to and Abide 
by the same, and that the Expences that have Accrued by reason there- 
of should be Equally defrayed by each Party. 

City of ) ^.^^ By the Mayor and Aldermen 

New York j Assize of Bread 

Present Ordered the Assize of Bread 

Paul Richard Esq*" Mayor be till further Order as follow- 

John Walter ^ eth (Vizt) 

William Roome t- «. au A White loaf of the finest 

y Esq*^ Aldermen 



Simon Johnson 
Stephen Bayard 



^ 



flour to weigh Nine Ounces for 
A Penny 



A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eighteen Ounces and 
A half for two pence. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



385 



A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh two two pounds Six 
Ounces for four pence 

A Wheaten loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to weigh two pounds fourteen Ounces for four pence, wheat being 
at five Shillings ^ Bushell. and 

Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
(hard Bisket only Excepted) than According to the above Assize, and 
all Bakers within this City are hereby Required to take Notice thereof 
and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall the four- 
teenth day of September in the Eleventh Year of his Majestys Reign 
Anno DofTT 1737 



City of ) 
New York V 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 
the 29*^ of September (being the feast day 
of St Michael the Archangell) Anno DoUT 

1737 
the Mayor Sick 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
[444] John Walter 

William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 



>.ESq'? Aldermen 



-/ 
^ 



>» Assistants 



Conformable to his Majestys Royal Charter and Pursuant to the 
Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen of each Respective 
Ward within this Corporation for the Electing this day one Alderman, 
One Assistant two Assessors One Collector and two Constables in the 
Six Wards on the south side of Fresh Water and One Alderman one 
Assistant four Assessors two Collectors and four Constables for the 
Out Ward of the Said City to serve in their Respective Offices for 
Vol. lY.— as 



386 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



the Year Ensueing According to the Usage Custom Laws and Ordi- 
nances of the Said City. And Accordingly the same day Return was 
made thereof to the Office of Town Clerk of the Said City under the 
hands of the Respective Aldermen, According to the Tenour of the 
Respective Warrants as followeth (Vizt) 



East Ward 



West Ward 



r 



r 



Dock Ward -< 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



South Ward 



'^John Walter ESq*^ 

Charles Le Roux 

Jacobus Roosevelt 

Abraham Boelen 

Bartholemew Skaats 

Friend Lucas 

Joseph Haynes 

William Roome ESq' 

Henry Eogert 

Samuel Dunscomb 

William Laton 

John Vangelder 

James Lyne 

Andrew Gereau 

Stephen Bayard ESq^ 

Gerrardus Beekman 

John Pintard 

Joseph Liddell 

Thomas Willett 

Richard Tole 

Daniel Waldron 
^Peter Van Ranst ESq^ 

Edward Man 

Richard Ashfield 

Josiah Smith 

John Aspinwall 

Adolph Brass 

Nicholas Burger 

John Moore ESq^ 

Abraham De Peyster 

Phillip Goelet 

Lawrence Vanderspicgel 

John Lashar 

Harmanus Schuyler 

David Cox 



^<. 



r 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 
Collector 

> Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

> Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 
Collector 

(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 






Collector 



( Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



ri445] 



Cierrardus Stuyvcsant 

ESqf 
Samson Benson 
John Minthorne 
Phillip Minthorne 
Harman Vande water 
Cornelius Webbers 
William Richardson 
Jacob Mycr 
Johannes Waldroii 

of Horns hook 
Nicholas Kortrcght 
Heniirick Van Oblinis 
iJaa Nagd 



Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



Collector 
I Constables 



I Bowiy 
I Division 



I Harlem 
Division 



Korth Ward 
Memorandum Alderman 
Burger of the North Ward did 
not make this Return, untill 
the 13'? day of October 1737 
late in the afternoon 



William Vredcnburgh 
Simon Cregier 
ISaac Stoutenburgh 
Stephen Bourdctt 
George Witts 
Barent Barhite 



.Alderman 
Assistant 

I Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 



His Honol'b George Oarke ESq' Lieutenant Govemour of this 
*rovinc< of New York with the Advice and Consent of the Gentle- 
men of the Council was pleased to Appoint the following Officers for 
the Cit>' and County of New York for tlie year Ensueing (Viz!) 

pAUi, Richard Esq' to be Mayor to be Mayor of the City of New 
York. Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Market for the Said City. Wil- 
liam Cosby Esqf to be High Sheriff of the Said City and County of 
New York and Richard Nicholls Esqf to be Coroner of the Said Gty 
and Coimty. 

Resolved Neniinc Contra dicente that Cornehns De Peyster Esq' 
the Present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation be, and is 
lereby Elected Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for the 
Year Ensueing. 

M' Mayor has Nominated and Appointed Richard Tole of this 
Sty Taylor to lie high Constable of this City for the year Ensuring. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
c Ward of this City to Elect a sufHcient Person in the OBGcc of 
instable for the Said Ward in tlic Room of the Said Richard Tole 
twbo is by the Mayor) Appointed higli Constable and that 
Pection be made on Wednesdav Next. 



388 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) gg 
New York V 



>. ESq" Aldermen 






>* Assistants 



No 

738 
Warrant Issued 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
fourth day of October Anno DoIII 1737 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'' Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq*" Recorder 
John Walter 
William Roome 
Simon Johnson 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Burger 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Leroux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 

[446] Ordered M*" Mayor or the Deputy Mayor 
Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to M^ 
James Livingston one of the Surveyors of this City 
or Order the sum of Six pounds fifteen shillings 
Current Money of this Colony, in full of his Ac- 
count for divers Surveys by him made for this Corporation Since the 
one & twentieth day of October 1733. to the first Instant as Appears 
by his Accl which is Audited and Allowed. 

The Committee Appointed the 22^ day of March last to Consider 
of the Request of Mf Benjamin Peck for A Grant of the Land between 
his Houses in Queen Street fronting the East River and low Water 
mark have made their Report which was read and Approved and 
thereupon it is Ordered that this Corporation do Grant to the Said 
Benjamin Peck and to his Heirs and Assigns for Ever the Said Land 
in the Said Report mentioned on the Annual Rent and under the 
Covenants and Conditions in the Said Report mentioned under the 
Common seal of this Corporation and that the Clerk of this Court do 
Accordingly fix the Common seal of this Corporation to the Said Grant 
and Sign the same by Order of this Court and that the Annual Rent 
Commence the 25*^ day of March last past which Report is in the 
words following (Viz*) 

The Committee Appointed to Agree with M^" Benjamin Peck for 
the Water & Soil under the Water at the Rear of the Houses and 
Ground where he now lives do Report that they have Agreed to Grant 
to him his Heirs and Assigns the Water and soil under the Water from 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 389 

high to low Water Mark to bind Westerly to the Ground of the said 
Benjamin Peck Easterly to the Ground of this Corporation Southerly 
to the East River and Northerly to the Ground of the Said Benjamin 
Peck to Contain in breadth to the Ground of the Said Benjamin Peck 
and the Said East River Each End fifty foot and in length from hig^ 
to low Water mark aforesaid and that the said Benjamin Peck have 
Liberty to make and Erect A Peer or Wharfe next Adjoining to the 
East Side of the Premisses of the breadth of Eighteen foot from high 
to low water Mark for the benefit and use of this City and the Inhabi- 
tants thereof and to Continue for the benefit and use Aforesaid during 
the pleasure of this Corporation In Consideration whereof the Said 
Benjamin Peck his Heirs and Assigns is to pay yearly and Every year 
to this Corporation on the twenty fifth day of March in every year 
the sum of fifty shillings Current Money of New York. That the 
Wharf to be made on the Premisses be Compleatly finished on or 
before the twenty fifth day of March 1746. that the Deed or Grant 
Contain the usual Covenants Restrictions Limitations and Conditions 
of former Grants with the Usual Covenants of Warranty, all which is 
Nevertheless humbly Submitted by Your Honours most humble 
servants s: Johnson 

October y«: 4^ 1737 Wilt Roome 

Gerard Beekman 
Henry Bogeft 

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

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the fifth day of October Anno IX^ 1737. 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq*" Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq'' Recorder 
John Walter 
William Roome 

Stephen Bayard ^ESq" Aldermen 

Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
[447] Johannes Waldron 

Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham Dc Peystcr 



< 



^Assistants 



390 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



M*" James Lyne (who was lately Returned to Serve in the Office of 
A Constable for the West Ward of this City) having produced to this 
Court A Commission from his Honour the Lieutenant Govemour and 
Commander in Chief of this Province Appointing him an Adjutant in 
the Militia of this Province whereby he is Exempted from serving in 
that Office of A Constable, it is therefore Ordered that the Mayor 
Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Said West Ward to Cause 
A New Election to be made in the Said Ward of A proper Person to 
serve in the Said Ward in the Office of A Constable for the Year 
Ensueing. 



City of ) 
New York j 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
Sixth day of October Anno DofTT 1737. 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq*" Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden Esq'' Recorder 
John Walter 



William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 



>-ESq'^ Aldermen 






>" Assistants 



No 

739 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town 
Clerk of this City or Order the sum of thirty Nine 
pounds Eight Shillings Currt Money of this Colony 
in full of his Account, it being for one years Sal- 
lary due and Ending the fourteenth day of October last past 1736 and 
Other services and disburstments by him made and done for this 
Corporation to that time as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
Allowed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



39» 



It is the Opinion of the Majority of this Court that Peter Plowman 
and Garret Hollar Morss Feltmakers, are Freemen of this Corpora- 
tion, as Appears to this Court by the Oaths of the Said Peter 
Plowman and Garret Hollar Morss and Other Circumstances and 
Ordered they be Registered as Freemen. 



City of 
New York 



I 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 
seventh day of October 1737 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESj*" Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq'' Recorder 
John Walter 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Fell 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Lc Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 



J 

^ 



>. Assistants 



Mem no Order made this day 



14481 



City 
New York 



Of ) 

I'orkj 



SS 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
tenth day of October Anno DoHI 1737. 



>.ESq'? Aldermen 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

Christopher Fell 

simon Johnson 

Johannes Burger 

Johannes Waldron 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 



>> Assistants 



390 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Mf James Lyne (who was lately Returned to Serve in the Office of 
A Constable for the West Ward of this City) having produced to this 
Court A Commission from his Honour the Lieutenant Goveraour and 
Commander in Chief of this Province Appointing him an Adjutant in 
the Militia of this Province whereby he is Exempted from serving in 
that Office of A Constable, it is therefore Ordered that the Mayor 
Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the Said West Ward to Cause 
A New ElecticMi to be made in the Said Ward of A proper Person to 
serve in the Said Ward in the Office of A Constable for the Year 
Ensueing. 



City of ) ^,^, 
New York] ^^ 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
Sixth day of October Anno Dofil 1737. 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'' Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden Esq'' Recorder 
John Walter 



William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Christopher Fell 
Johannes Waldron 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



< 



>* Assistants 



J 



No 

739 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town 
Qerk of this City or Order the sum of thirty Nine 
pounds Eight Shillings Currt Money of this Colony 
in full of his Account, it being for one years Sal- 
lary due and Ending the fourteenth day of October last past 1736 and 
Other services and disburstments by him made and dcuie for this 
Corporation to that time as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
Allowed 



OF THE aXY OF NEW YORK 393 

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

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the thirteenth day of October Anno DoIH. 

1737. 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'' Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
William Roome ^ 

Stephen Bayard LF^n" AlHi^rmen 

«. - , >iLoQ ■ /Yiaermen 

Simon Johnson j ^ 

Christopher Fell 

[449] Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

John Fred 

Henry Bogert 



^ 



>* Assistants 



It is the Opinion of this Court that the Votes of the Freemen 
and Freeholders Inhabiting in the North Ward upon the Election of 
an Alderman of the Said Ward (to witt) for M^ Burger and M' 
Bancker are Equal, and Ordered that the List of the Pole of the Said 
Ward Remain in the hands of the Clerk of this Court untill Such 
time as the Said Alderman makes A Return of the Election of such 
Officers as he Ought to Return, and that he have Recourse to the Said 
Pole list to make his Return. 

It is the Opinion of this Court that Hendrick Van Oblinis and Jan 
Nagel lately Returned to serve in the office of Owistables for Harlem 
Division of the Out Ward were not duely Elected into the Said Offices. 
It is therefore Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Alderman of the Said Ward to Cause A New Election of Constables 
for the Said Division and that the Election be made on Saturday the 
twenty Second Instant. 

It is tlic Opinion of this Court that M^ Edward Man is duely 
Elected and Returned in the Office of Assistant of Montgomerie 
Ward for the Year Ensueing. 



392 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Alderman Roome of the West Ward has Returned Thomas Win- 
dover duely Elected in the Office of a Constable of the Said Ward for 
the year Ensueing. and the Said Thomas Windover Personally Ap- 
pearing before this Court and Producing A Ticket or Licence under 
the hand and seal of Cap! Matthew Norris of his Majestys ship Tartar, 
whereby itt Appears the Said Thomas Windover is a seaman belong- 
ing to his Majestys Said ship Tartar and thereby Exempted by Law 
from serving in the Said Office of Constable. It is therefore hereby 
Ordered that the Mayor or Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Said Alderman to Cause A New Election of A Constable in the Said 
West Ward in the Room •of the Said Thomas Windover and that the 
Election be made on Thursday Next. 

Whereas to Morrow being the Anniversary of his Majestys Coro- 
nation (being the Eleventh day of this Instant October) whereby there 
is great Reason to Apprehend that many unruly Persons may assemble 
and meet together and Commit some disorders by firing Squibs, Guns 
and Other fire Works; and in Rambling about the Streets in a dis- 
orderly manner, for the prevention whereof, it is hereby Ordered that 
M'" Robert Crannell one of the Marshalls of this City do provide to 
morrow N\ght, and the Next two successive Nights following A 
double Number of Watchmen within this City for the better prevent- 
ing any such like disorders Affrays or Tumults that might happen 
and that the High Constable of this City be served with A Copy of this 
Order hereby requiring him the Said High Constable and all the Con- 
stables within this City in the Six Wards on the South side of Fresh 
Water with their Staves in their hands to go about the Streets within 
the same, and with the Watch to be Very Careful Vigilant and Cir- 
cumspect to keep the Peace and prevent all disorders AflFrays and 
Disturbances Against the Peace, and to Arrest and Apprehend all 
Persons offending against the Laws in breaking the Peace & disorderly 
behaving themselves, and the Keeper of his Majestys Gaol is hereby 
required and Commanded to Receive into his Custody all such Per- 
sons as shall be brought and delivered unto him by the Said Constables 
and Watch or any of them and them safely to keep in the Said Gaol 
untill he or they Shall be Examined and thence be delivered by due 
Order of Law. And this Order the Said High Constable, Constables 
Watch and keeper of the said Gaol are to put in Effectual Execution 
as they will Answer the Contrary at their Perills. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 393 

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

New York j ^^ City Hall of the Said City on Thursday 

the thirteenth day of October Anno DoffT. 

1737. 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
William Roome 

Stephen Bayard . g^„ Aldermen 

Simon Johnson '^ 



1 



Christopher Fell 
[449] Gerrardus Beekman 



Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 



>* Assistants 



It is the Opinion of this Court that the Votes of the Freemen 
and Freeholders Inhabiting in the North Ward upon the Election of 
an Alderman of the Said Ward (to witt) for M^ Burger and M' 
Bancker are Equal, and Ordered that the List of the Pole of the Said 
Ward Remain in the hands of the Qerk of this Court untill Such 
time as the Said Alderman makes A Return of the Election of such 
Officers as he Ought to Return, and that he have Recourse to the Said 
Pole list to make his Return. 

It is the Opinion of this Court that Hendrick Van Oblinis and Jan 
Nagel lately Returned to serve in the office of Constables for Harlem 
Division of the Out Ward were not duely Elected into the Said Offices. 
It is therefore Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Alderman of the Said Ward to Cause A New Election of Constables 
for the Said Division and that the Election be made on Saturday the 
twenty Second Instant. 

It is the Opinion of this Court that M^ Edward Man is duely 
Elected and Returned in the Office of Assistant of Montgomerie 
Ward for the Year Ensueing. 



394 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



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

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

fourteenth day of October Anno DolH 

1737. 

Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq'' Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
John Walter ^ 

William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Simon Johnson 
Johannes Burger 
Gerrardus Beekman ^ 

Charles Le Roux 
John Fred 
Henry Bogert 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Alderman Roome of the West Ward having Returned M' James 
Lyne again Elected Constable in the Said Ward, who produced A 
Commission of his being an Adjutant in the Militia of this Province 
whereby he is Exempted from serving in the Said Office of A Con- 
stable, it is therefore hereby Ordered that the Alderman of the Said 
Ward do Cause A New Election of A Constable for the Said Ward in 
the Room of the Said James Lyne, and that the Said Election be 
on Munday Next 

Forasmuch as the Mayor of this City is Sick and Cannot now wait 
upon his Honour the Lieutenant Governour and Commander in Chief 
of this Province to be A New Sworn into the Office of Mayor Water 
BaylifiF and Clerk of the Market of this City and Corporation (unto 
which he was Appointed the twenty Ninth day of September last) 
without danger of his life, so that he Cannot Appoint A Deputy Mayor 
to Execute that Office untill he be A New sworn into the Said Of- 
fices. AND Whereas it is provided by his Majestys Royal Charter 
Granted to this Corporation That all Officers thereof Either Appointed 
or Elected within this Corporation Shall Continue and Remain in 
their Respective Offices untill Other [450] fitt Persons are Elected, 
Appointed and sworn in their Rooms. And Whereas it is further 
Granted and provided by the Said Royal Charter that the Oaths 
Appointed to be taken by the Nominated or Elective [elected] Officers 
of the Said City Shall be Administred unto them Respectively by the 
Mayor of the said City for the time being or his Deputy or the Re- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



395 



corder of the Said City for the time being. By Vertue and Authority 
whereof and According to the directions of his Majestys Royal Charter 
Granted to this Corporation. Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder of 
the Said City Administred the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament 
to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and supremacy the 
Test Abjuration Oath and the usual Oaths for the due Execution of 
their Respective Offices unto the Respective Magistrates and Officers 
following (Vizt) 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
John Walter 
William Roorae 
Stephen Bayard 
John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 



ESqf Aldermen of the City of New 
York and Justices of the Peace of the City 
^and County of New York, who took their 
places in the Court Accordingly. 



Christopher Bancker 

Gerrardus Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
Henry Bogert 
Edward Man 
William Vredenburgh 
Samson Bensen 



I 



Sworn Alderman of the North Ward 
October y*: 19*? 1737. 



Assistants of the City of New York 
>- who took their places in Common Council 
Accordingly. 



Abraham De Peyster 



{ 



Sworn Assistant of the South Ward 
October y«: 17*? 1737 Vide fol 450 
William Cosby ESq^ High SherifiF of the City and County of New York 
Richard Nicholls ESq^ Coroner of the City and County of New York. 
Cornelius De Peyster ESq'' Chamberlain or Treasurer of the City of 

New York. 
Richard Tole High Constable of the City of New York 

Constobles (Vizt) 
Friend Lucas 
Joseph Haynes 
Andrew Gcreau 



East Ward 



West Ward 



North Ward 



South Ward 



Dock Ward 



Barent Barhite 
George Witts 
David Cox 

Danid Waldron 
John Ripple 



396 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Montgomerie 

Ward 
Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 

City of ) gg 
New Yorkf 



Adolph Brass 
Nicholas Burger 
William Richardson 
Cornelius Webbers 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 
seventeenth day of October Anno DoW 

1737 



Present Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ Deputy Mayor 
Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 
John Walter 



[451] 



William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
John Moore 
Gerrardus Beekman 
Henry Bogert 
Edward Man 
William Vredenburgh 
Abraham De Peyster 
Samson Bensen 



; 



ESq*? Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



No 

740 

Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Treasurer to pay to M^ Edward Brewen the 
Publick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of 
two pounds ten Shillings Currt Money of this 
Colony in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary 
due and Ending the fourteenth day of September last. 

Ordered the Deputy Mayor Issue his Warrant 
to the Treasurer to pay to M'^ Anthony Ham Door- 
keeper and Messenger to the Common Council or 
Order the sum of two pounds ten Shillings CurrJ 
Money of this Colony in full of One quarter of A 

Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant 

October 

M^ Abraham De Peyster Elected and Returned Assistant of the 
South Ward of this City was this day Sworn into the Said Office the 
Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken Instead of the Oath 



No 

741 
Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 397 

of allegiance and Supremacy The Test and Abjuration Oath being 
first Administred unto him and took his place in this Court Accord- 
ingly 

A Debate Arising upon the Return of Alderman Burger 6f the 
North Ward Relating to an undue Return (as Alleged by M^ Bancker) 
it is Ordered that this Court do Sitt on Wednesday Next at ten a 
Clock in the Morning in the Common Council Chamber to Examine 
into the Validity of the Said Election and Return. And at the Request 
of M^ Burger it is Ordered he be heard by this Council if he Sees 
Cause; and also Ordered that M^ Bancker be heard by his Council 
if he think proper. 



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

New York C City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the Nineteenth day of October 1737. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 



>.ESq'? Aldermen 



Gerrardus Beekman 
Henry Bogert 
Edward Man 
Abraham De Peyster 
Charles Le Roux 
William Vredenburgh 
samson Bensen 



>. Assistants 



M^ Mayor having lately been Visited with a fitt of Sickness so 
that he Could not wait upon the HoHble Lieutenant Govemour to be 
Sworn into the Said Office According to his Honours Appointment 
on the fourteenth Instant, (the usual day of Swearing the Mayor and 
Other Officers of the Said City, hath since by the Blessing of God 
been Restored to his health, and thereupon this day M'' Mayor [452] 
Attended by William Roome Stephen Bayard and John Moore ESq'? 
three of the Aldermen of this City waited upon his Honour the Lieu- 
tenant Govemour in his Majestys Gamison Fort George before whom 
in the Presence of the Aldermen Aforesaid the Oaths Appointed by 



398 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oath of All^^iance and 
supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath were then Administred to 
the said Paul Richard and also the Oaths of Office of Mayor Water 
Bayliff and Clerk of the Markett and of A Justice of the Peace for 
the City and County of New York and delivered to the Said Mayor 
his Commission for those Offices. Whereupon M^ Mayor and the 
Aldermen aforesaid Returned to the City Hall, where the Mayors 
Commission for Mayor Water Bayliff and Clerk of the Market was 
(after the Ringing of three Bells) published and thereupon M^ Mayor 
Resumed the Chair and Acquainted this Court that he had Appointed 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq^ one of the Aldermen of this City to be 
Deputy Mayor of this City for the Year Ensueing which Appoint- 
ment his Honour the Lieutenant Governour Approved off & thereupon 
the Oath of Deputy Mayor was Administred to the Said Gerrardus 
Stuyvesant Accordingly. 

It is the Opinion of this Court that Harmanus Schuyler who was 
lately Retum'd to serve in the Office of A Constable for the South 
Ward of this City was not duely Elected into the said Office, and 
therefore by Law not Obliged to serve in the same. It is therefore 
Ordered that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
Said south Ward to Cause A fitt Person to be Elected in the said Ward 
to serve in the Said Office of A Constable for the Same Ward for the 
Year Ensueing and that the Election be made on Saturday Next. 

This Court taking into Consideration & Examination the Validity 
of the Election (and Return of Alderman Burger of the North Ward) 
made the twenty Ninth day of September last of the Elective Officers 
to serve for the Said Ward for the year Ensueing. have Examined 
into the Said Election and Return in the presence of the Said Alder- 
man Burger, and also of M"^ Bancker the Other Candidate, in their 
proper Persons ; and upon due Examination of the Pole list and Con- 
sideration thereof ; it is the Opinion of this Court that M^ Christopher 
Bancker is duely Elected into the Office of Alderman of the Said 
North Ward for the year Ensueing. And Ordered he be Sworn into 
the said Office Accordingly: and thereupon the Said Christopher 
Bancker was Sworn into the Said Office, after taking the Oaths 
Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of 
Allegiance and Supremacy The Test and Abjuration Oath, and also 
was Sworn as a Justice of the Peace for the City and County of New 
York and took his place in this Court Accordingly. 

John Price was also Sworn into the Office of Deputy Constable of 
the Dock Ward of this City. Deputy to John Ripple. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 399 

Joseph Devon being Returned to serve in the Office of A Constable 
for the West Ward, personally Appeared before this Court, and the 
Said Joseph Devon having produced A Ticket or Licence, that he is A 
seaman belonging to his Majestys Ship Tartar, under the hand and 
Seal of Cap*, Matthew Norris Commander of the Said Ship, it is 
therefore Ordered that a New Election be made in the Said Ward of 
A fitt Person to Serve in the Said Office of A Constable for the Said 
Ward for the year Ensueing. and that M^ Mayor direct his Warrant 
to the Alderman of the Said Ward to make Such Election Accordingly 
On Saturday Next 

[453] C'^y ^f ice A.TT A Common Council held at the 

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Fry day the 

twenty Eighth day of October Anno DolII 

1737. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Gerrardus Beekman '^ 

Abraham De Peyster 

Edward Man 

William Vredenburgh 

Ordered M'^ Recorder, Alderman Moore, Alderman Bancker M^ 
Beekman and M^ De Peyster or any three of them be a Committee to 
Consult and Advise with the Representatives for this City and County 
now sitting in General Assembly ; on a Bill designed to be presented to 
the House to Enable this Corporation to Repair and New Cover part 
of the City Hall of this City, and to defray the Expence of A Con- 
stables Night Watch for the Ease of the Poor of this City, and Other 
purposes therein mentioned. 

Ordered that Alderman Moore, Alderman Bayard, Alderman 
Bancker M^ De Peyster and M^ Man or any three of them, be A 
Committee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Accounts and all Pub- 
lick Accounts of this Corporation, and that they make their Report 
on the Audit of the Treasurers Books and Accounts with all Con- 
venient Expedition. 



>-ESq*? Aldermen 



I 



Assistants 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



400 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

NewYorkj City Hall of the Said City on Fryday the 

fourth day of November Anno DolfT 1737. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq*" Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Gerrardus Beekman '^ 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Edward Man 

William Vredenburgh 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that all the Printed 
Laws Orders & Ordinances of this Corporation which were on the 
fourth day of November last Made Ordained Renewed Established 
and Published, and also A Law of this Corporation declaring to what 
Uses the Seal of this Corporation, the Seal of the Mayors [454] Court 
and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this City shall be put unto. Be and 
by the Authority Aforesaid are hereby Made Renewed Established and 
Published and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and 
Vertue for one year from and after the date hereof (Vizi) 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords Day Called Sunday. 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being A Charge to this Corpo- 
ration 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the better preventing of fire 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

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

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

A Law for Regulating Negroes and Slaves in the Night time 

A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming 
with Moneys or for Moneys. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 401 

A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves. 

A Law for punishing of Slaves who Shall Ride disorderly though 
the Streets 

A Law giving A Reward to any Person or Persons who Shall 
Apprehend Any Negro Mulatto or Indian Slave Offending against any 
of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony. 

A Law for Regulating of Carts and Carmen 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Guagers Packers and Cullers 

A Law Relating to Making Freemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the lying of Vessells in the Dock & Slips 
of this Citv 

Regulations for Dock Money 

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

A Law prohibiting the Burning Lime on part of the Commons 

A Law for Regelating and Establishing Fees for the Inviters to 
Funerals 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys of the Said City. 

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

A Law against firing Guns in the Streets 

A Law against Killing Neat Cattle any where but at the Sloughter 
Houses 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to prohibit digging Holes and Cutting Sods on the 
Commons 

A Law for preventing frauds in Firewood 

A Law prohibiting Slaughter Houses in the Out Ward 

A Law Establishing Fees for the Slaughter Houses 

A Law for marking of Butter 

A Law prohib[it]ing the Cutting [of] Timber on the Commons by 
Brickmakers and Charcoale Burners 

A Law for Regulating of Fences 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes within the City of New York 
[455 1 A Law for Regulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of the Citv of New York 

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

A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay 

A Law for preserving the Fish in fresh Water Pond. 

Vol. IV,-t6 



402 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law Restraint^ the Cutting Hoop Sticks and Saplings on the 
Commons 

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

A Law declaring to what Uses the Seal of this Corporation, the 
Seal of the Mayors Court and the Seal of the Mayoralty of this Cit>' 
Shall be put unto. 

A Law appointing Convenient places for unloading of Hay. for 
Establishing the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles and 
for the Ease of Ancient and disabled Carmen. 

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

A Law to jjrohibit the Exportation of Beef and Pork untill the 
same is Repacked and B[r]anded by the Sworn Packers. 

Pursuant to A Law of this Corporation Entitled A Law for the 
better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts of the City 
of New York, Ordered that Alderman Walter Alderman Bayard, 
Alderman Van Ranst M*^ De Peyster and M*^ Man or any three of them 
be A Committee of this Court who are hereby Authorized and Em- 
powered to Enlarge Alter Repair and support from time to time with 
Nessessary Reparations and Amendments, all and Every the Market 
Houses mentioned in the Said Law ; and to give Orders and directions 
for the Enlarging and Repairing the Same from time to time at the 
Expence of this Corporation as they Shall find Occasion, and also to 
Apportion the Size of, and to Mark and Number the several Stalls 
and Standings therein, or hereafter therein to be made, and to Con- 
tract for the letting or Setting of the Same or any Number thereof to 
the several Butchers Resorting thereto being Freemen of this City for 
Such Reasonable Rents as they or the Majority of them Can agree 
for, to be Reserved payable by Equal proportions Every Month or 
Every three Months in the Year to the Chamberlain of this Corpora- 
tion for the use of the Same so that no more than two Stalls or Stand- 
ings in any one of the Said Marketts Shall at any time be Lett or 
Leased to any one Butcher Resorting to and frequenting the Said 
Marketts; the Said Butchers and Others Contracting for the Said 
Stalls and Standings giving Notes in writing under their hands to pay 
the Rent thereof Contracted for to the Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this City for the use of the Corporation and that from time to time 
they Report to this Court to whom and for what Rents they have lett 
Such Stalls and Standings and for what time. 

The Conditions for Letting to Farm the Ferry between this City 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 403 

& Nassau Island were read and Approved and thereupon it is Or- 
dered that the Ferry of this Corporation between this City and Nassau 
Island at Brookland with the Ferry Houses Penn Bam and Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging at the Ferry at Brookland be lett to 
Farm for five Years to [456] Commence the twenty fifth day of March 
Next Commonly Called Lady Day by Publick Auction Outcry or 
Vendue to the highest bidder on Tuesday the thirteenth day of Decem- 
ber Next Ensueing at the House of M^ William Englis[h] in Custom 
House Street in New York at three a Clock in the afternoon, and that 
Publick Advertisements thereof be forthwith Printed. And that this 
Court or so many Members thereof as make a Common Council be a 
Committ** to lett the same to ffarm for the Term aforesaid on the 
Conditions Aforesaid now, read and Approved. 

The Petition of Gerrardus Comfort, Peter Burger and Daniel 
Burger was read, praying A Grant of some Water Lotts from High 
Water Mark to Low Water Mark on Hudsons River to the Southward 
of the Lott of Gerrardus Comfort. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Bancker M^ De Peyster 
and M*^ Man or any three of them be A Committee to Examine into 
the Allegations of the Petitioners, and how many Lotts, what quantity 
and Extent and upon what Conditions the same ought to be Granted 
and Report to this Court what is proper to be done therein. 

The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of the East Ward was Read 
in the words following (Viz!) 

To the Worshipfull Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of 
the City of New York 

The Petition of sundry of the Inhabitants of the East Ward of the 
City of New York adjoining at or Near the Fly Market Setteth forth 
that Whereas the Peer before the Houses at the West side of the Said 
Slip being so narrow that [it] often times proves Very dangerous as to 
Carts passing and Repassing both in Respect to grown People as well 
as Children, it likewise Appeared to the last Grand Jury to be A 
Nusance they Ordered us to Petition the Commonalty that we might 
have leave to make the Said West Peer Six or Eight feet Broader 
which we are Very willing to do 1//. Therefore we humbly pray that 
your Honnours will take this our Petition into Your Consideration and 
Grant this our Petition and we shall be in Duty bound to Pray, and 
thereupon it is Ordered that the Prayer of the Said Petition be 
Granted 

A Bill Entitled A Bill to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monalt>' of the City of New York to defray the Expencc of a suflk* 



404 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Constables Night Watch, to Repair and New Cover part of their City 
Hall wherein the General Assembly of this Colony are now met and as- 
sembled and Other purposes therein mentioned was read and Approved 
by this Court and Ordered that the Committee of this Court appointed 
the Eight and twentieth day of October last to Consult and Advise with 
the Representatives of this City and County now sitting in General 
Assembly on the said Bill to be presented ; do desire those Representa- 
tives or some of them to prefer the said Bill to the House, and to 
sollicit the same may be passed into A Law. And that tlie said Com- 
mittee in the Name and on behalf of this Corporation, do further 
sollicit such Other Members of the General Assembly, and Others, as 
may be Instrumental therein as they in their discretion shall think 
needfull for Obtaining the Said Bill to be passed into A Law. And 
also that the Said Committee have leave to add A Clause thereunto, for 
the Corporation to Appoint four and twenty Able bodied Men Inhabi- 
tants within this City (who shall be Called the Firemen of this City) 
to Work and Play the Fire Engines within the same [457] LTpon all 
Occasions and Emergency s when they Shall be thereunto required by 
the Overseer of the Said Engines or the Magistrates of the Said City ; 
and that the Said Firemen (as A Recompence and Reward for that 
service may by the same Law be Excused and Exempted from being 
Elected and serving in the Office of a Constable or being Enlisted or 
doing any Duty in the Militia Regiment Troop or Companys in the 
said City or doing any Duty in any of the Said Offices during their 
Continuance as Firemen as Aforesaid 

City of ) gg Att a Common Council held at the 

New York] City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

fourteenth day of November Anno DoiTT 

1737. 
Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

William Roome ^ 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst J^ESq*? Aldermen 

Christopher Bancker 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

Abraham De Pevster 

Edward Man 

William Vredenburgh 



J 



>- Assistants 



J 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 405 

Ordered this Corporation Petition the House of Representatives 
now Sitting in General Assembly, that they may have leave to prefer 
A Bill Entitled A Bill to Enable the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty 
of the City of New York to defray the Expence of A sufficient Con- 
stables Night Watch, to Repair & New Cover part of their City Hall 
wherein the General Assembly of this Colony are now met and As- 
sembled and Other purposes therein mentioned, and that M'^ Mayor 
Sign the same by Order of this Court under the Seal of this Corporation 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

742 of this City or Order the sum of thirty four pounds 
Warrant Issued fourteen shillings Curri Money of this Colony in 

full of one years Sallar>' Pen Ink and Paper due 
and Ending the fourteenth day of October last and Other Services 
mentioned in his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<* Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer, Johannes Van 

743 Duersen, Joseph Anno, Jacobus Montagne, Roeliff 
Warrant Issued Van Maepelen and Jacobus Slover and to Each of 

them or their Respective Order the sum of Seven 
pounds Currt Money of this Colony which in the whole Amounteth 
to fort}' two pounds in full of their sallar}- as Watchmen of this City 
from the first day of May last to the first day of this Instant November. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M*^ Robert Crannell One of the 

744 Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of twelve 
Warrant Issued pounds twelve Shillings Curr*. Money of this Colony. 

to be by him distributed and paid to the Respective 
Constables on the Night Watch of this City from the first day of May 
last to the fourteenth day of October last past, he the Said Robert 
Crannell Rendring an Acct to the Mayor of this City of the sums and 
Names of such Constables unto whom he Shall pay the Same. 

[458] M' Mayor Acquainted this Court that on Fry day last he was 
served with A Copy of a Petition by the Trustees of the Town of 
Brookland in behalf of themselves and the Inhabitants of that Town- 
ship Presented to the House of Representatives of this Province now 
mett in General Assembly. Praying leave to bring in A Hill to that 
House to Relieve the Petitioners from hardships therein Complained 
off, with an Order of the House thereon for this Corporation to give 
in their Answer thereunto on Wednesday Next, and that on Saturday 
last he. was served with an Other Order of that House for this Cor 



4o6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

poration to be heard against the Said Petition at the Bar of the House 
on Wednesday Next, by themselves or Council. And this Court 
Conceiving that the Said Petition is frivolous and Vexatious and 
without the least Reason or foundation or any Colour or Just Cause of 
Complaint, and is Striking at the Property and Freehold of this Cor- 
poration which they have held and Enjoyed Since the first Settlement 
of A Ferry between this City and Long Island (now Called Nassau 
Island) and Granted and Confirmed unto them as well by divers Let- 
ters Patent and Charters as by divers Acts of the General Assembly 
of this Province, the which Petition if Granted would be of Very 
Pernicious Consequence and great loss and Detriment to this Corpora- 
tion and divest them of their Property & Freehold &c : it [is] therefore 
Ordered that Daniel Horsmanden Esq'" Recorder of this City and 
Joseph Murray Esq'" be Retained as Counsel for this Corporation to 
Appear before the House aforesaid on the behalf and in the Name of 
this Corporation Pursuant to the Said Order or Orders Granted on 
the Said Petition and make Answer thereunto and to Assert the Rights 
and Property of this Corporation to the said Ferry and all the Lands 
and Appurtenances thereunto belonging as to them shall seem Rea- 
sonable to Law and Justice and to pray that the Said Petition may be 
Rejected as frivolous Vexatious and unreasonable, and also to make 
such Other defence to the Said Petition, and make such Motions in 
the Name and on the behalf of this Corporation as to them shall seem 
Necessary and Expedient for the Publick good and welfare of this 
City. 

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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the twenty third day of November Anno 
DoM 1737. 

Present Paul Richard Esq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq'" Recorder 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Charles Le Roux 

Abraham De Peyster 

Edward Man 

William Vredenburgh 

Samson Bensen 



>"Esq" Aldermen 



>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 407 

Ordered The Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued. Treasurer to pay to M^ Alexander Malcolm the Pub- 
lick SchoUmaster of this City or Order the sum of 
ten pounds Current Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the Sixth Year of his Present Majestys Reign Entituled An 
Act to Encourage a Publick School in the City of New York for 
teaching Latin Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of one quar- 
ter of A Years Sallary or Reward due to the Said Alexander Malcolm 
and Ending the first day of September last 

[459] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to M"" Alexander Lamb, Library 

745 Keeper of this City or Order the sum of three 

Warrant Issued pounds Currl Money of this Colony in full of his 

Sallary for that service due and Ending the first day 
of this Instant November 
Ordered M"^ Alexander Lamb be Continued Library Keeper of this 
City to the first day of November Next for A Sallary of four pounds 
then to be paid 

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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

two and twentieth day of December Anno 
Doin 1737 

Present Paul Richard Esq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq'" Recorder 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Gerrardus Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Edward Man 

William Vredenburgh 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
M^ Alexander Malcolm the Publick schoolmaster of this City or 
Order the sum of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony, cot of 



>-Esq™ Aldermen 



^ 



>* Assistants 



4o8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

the Money in his hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assem- 
bly of this Colony made in the Sixth Year of his present Majestys 
Reign Entituled An Act to Encourage A Publick school in the City of 
New York for teaching Latin Greek and Mathematicks it being in full 
of One quarter of A Years Sallary or Reward due to the Said Alex- 
ander Malcolm, and Ending the first day of this Instant December. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N** Treasurer to pay to M"^ Edward Brewen the Pub- 

746 lick Whipper of this City the sum of two pounds 

Warrant Issued ten Shillings Current Money of this Colony in full 

of one quarter of A Years Sallary due and Ending 
the fourteenth Instant, and also the sum of one pound five shillings like 
Money for publickly whipping twelve Criminals Since the Eleventh 
clay of June last which by this Court is allowed. 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council made the fourth day of 
November last for letting to Farm the Ferry of this City with its Ap- 
purtenances the Committee thereby appointed have made their Report 
in the words following (Vizt) 

Pursuant to the Said Order of Common Council Wee the Commit- 
tee therein mentioned at the time and place therein Specified have lett 
to Farm the Ferry and Appurtenances therein mentioned for the Term 
of five Years on the Conditions therein mentioned unto William Cor- 
nell Jun*" of Hampstead Queens County [460] On Nassau Island. 
Yeoman for the Yearly Rent of three hundred and ten pounds of law- 
full Money of the Colony of New York he being the highest bidder 
AVitness our hands the thirteenth day of December Anno DoIiT 1737. 

Charles Le Roux Paul Richard 

Henry Bogert William Roonic 

Gerrard Beekman John Moore 

Edward Man Stephen Bayard 

Abraham De Peyster Christopher Bancker 

William Vredenburgh Peter Van Ranst 

Whicli Report is Approved by this Court and Ordered the Clerk of 
this Court prepare the Lease of the Said Ferry with its Appurtenances 
to the Said William Cornell Jun^ according to the Conditions and Cov- 
enants whereon the Same were Demised. And thereupon the Gerk of 
this Court Exhibited the Said Lease and the Counter part thereof fairly 
Engrossed for the Ferry of this Corporation with the Ferry Houses at 
Brookland on Nassau Island with i'ts Appurtenances so Demised by 
the Committee Aforesaid to the Said William Cornell Jun^ on the thir- 
teenth Instant by Publick Auction Outcry and Vendue (He being the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 409 

highest bidder) for the Term of five Years to Commence the twenty 
fifth day of March Next Ensueing at the yearly Rent of three hundred 
and ten pounds of law full Money of this Colony to be paid quarterly 
[, which] were read and Approved by this Court (and also by the Said 
William Cornell w^ho was present at the Reading thereof) who pro- 
posed to this Court Anthony Duane and Petrus Rutgers Merchants for 
his securities for performance of Covenants, it is therefore 

Orpered that the said Lease be Executed under the Publick Seal 
of this Corporation ; and that the Clerk of this Court do Affix the Said 
Publick Seal thereunto. M"" Mayor taking Care that the Said William 
Cornell do According to Law Execute his Counter Part thereof at the 
same time The Said William Cornell together with the aforesaid 
Anthony Duane and Petrus Rutgers (who are Approved and Accepted 
of as sufficient securities by this Court) Entring into Bond to this Cor- 
poration in the sum of One thousand pounds Current Money of this 
Province for performance of Covenants, in the before mentioned Lease 
of the Ferrv bv the before mentioned William Cornell his Executors 
Administrators and Assigns to be done Kept fullfilled and performed, 
which Lease with the Bond for performance of Covenants was 
Executed the Same day Accordingly 

Whereas Nicholas Cortrecht of Harlem Yeoman Claims Title to 
some Lands which this Corporation lately sold to Jacob De Key for A 
\'aluable Consideration and now are in the Possession of Harman 
Vandewater and Adrien Hoghlandt it is therefore Ordered that Alder- 
man Bayard, Alderman Roome. Alderman Moore, M*^ Le Roux, M' 
Beekman and M^ De Peyster or any four of them be A Committee to 
Examine into the Pretensions of the Said Nicholas Cortrecht to anv of 
the Said Lands so sold to the Said Jacob Dekey, where the same lyeth, 
and what quantity thereof is so Qaimed and the Value thereof, and to 
Report what will be proper and Needfull for this Court to do therein. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Van Ranst. Alderman 
Bancker, M*^ Man, M*^ Vredenburgh or any three of them be A Com- 
mittee of this Court to Agree with Six able Freemen or Freeholders 
within this City to be the Night Watch within this Corporation untill 
the first day of May next and Report their Agreement to the Next 
Common Council. 

[461] It is the Advice and Opinion of this Court, in an Action Depend- 
ing in the Mayors Court of this City, wherein Andrew Law Lessee of 
the Dock and Slips of this City is Plaintiff and Thomas Barnes is De- 
fendant, that the Said Andrew Law be directed to give Notice to his 



4IO MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Counsel and Attorney in that Cause to Remove the Said Action into the 
Supream Court of this Province there to be determined. 

Ordered the Treasurer of this City wait upon Daniel Horsmanden 
ESq*^ Barrister at Law and Recorder of this City, and also on Joseph 
Murray Esq"^ and pay unto each of them [a] Dubleoon for a Retaining 
ffee as Counsel for this Corporation. Pursuant to an Order of Com- 
mon Council made the fourteenth day of November last, on A Petition 
of the People of Brookland Exhibited to the General Assembly against 
this Corporation Relating to the Ferry, and that this Order Shall be 
unto him A sufficient Warrant for so much on Acct for so doing 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell One of the 

747 Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of four 

Warrant Issued pounds seven Shillings and four pence Current 

Monev of this Colonv in full of his Acct to the 
twenty second Instant, it being for the like sum by him paid and dis- 
bursed for Empting Tubbs of the Prisoners, Carting several Crim- 
inals that were Whipped for Petty Larcenys, paying Double Watch- 
men, Victualling divers Prisoners, Sweeping the Chimneys in the 
City Hall and Cleaning the Common Council Chamber as appears by 
his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 



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

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

twenty Eighth day of Februarv Anno Dom 
i737[-8]. 

Present Paul Richard Esq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 



>-Esq*? Aldermen 



Gerrardus Beekman ^ 



Charles Le Roux 
Henry Bogert 
Edward Man 
William Vredenburgh 



>► Assistants. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 41 1 

Ordered the Counter Part of the Lease of the 
N** Ferry of this Corporation which was Executed by 

748 M*" William Cornell the twenty second day of De- 
Warrant Issued cember last for five Years to Commence the twenty 

fifth day of March Next, with his Bond for Per- 
formance of Covenants be delivered by the Clerk of this Court to the 
Treasurer of this Corporation for his better Receiving and Collecting 
the Yearly Rents thereof. 

[462] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to M'^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

749 and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 
Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two Pounds ten Shillings Currt 

Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of A 
Years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of January last. 

Ordered The Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<> Treasurer to pay to Stephen Bayard Esq*" or Order 

750 the sum of thirty four pounds one Shilling and Nine 
Warrant Issued pence Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Acct for the like sum by him disburst and paid for 
the use of this Corporation for Work and Materialls to the Markett 
Houses, Work House &c: as Appears by his Acc^ which is Audited 
and allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M*^ Joseph Murray or Order 

751 the sum of Seven pounds Current Money of this 
Warrant Issued Colony in full of his AccI for fees in an Action 

lately depending in the Supream Court of this 
Colony wherein Thomas Dekey was Defendant at the suit of Casper 
Kimber on the Demise of Cornelius Cortrecht & Others was PlaintiflF 
in Ejectment as appears by his Acc^ which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered The Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M'' William Smith or Order the 

752 sum of Nine pounds Nine Shillings and three pence 
Warrant Issued Curr^ Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for 

fees in an Action lately depending in the supream 
Court of this Colony in Ejectment wherein Casper Kimber on the 
Demise of Cornelius Cortrecht & Others were Plaintiffs ag*. Thomas 
Dekey Defendant as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 



412 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered M*" Mayor pay what Moneys he hath in his hands, which 
he hath Received for this Corporation into the hands of the Treasurer. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to himself or Order the sum of 

753 thirty two pounds Current Money of this Colony 
Warrant Issued for his services done for this Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to Daniel Horsmanden Esq^ Re- 

754 corder of this City or his Order the sum of thirty 
Warrant Issued two pounds Current Money of this Colony for his 

services done for this Corporation 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to Edward Brewen the Publick 

755 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds ten shillings Currt Money of this Colony ^n 

full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of March Next and also the sum of ten 
shillings for Whipping five Criminals since the two and twentieth day 
of December last 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M"" Gabriel Ludlow Clerk to the 

756 Assembly of this Colony or Order the sum of one 
Warrant Issued pound Eighteen Shillings CurrS Money of this 

Colony for his fees for several Services by him done 
for this Corporation in November last as Appears by his Acct which 
is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered Alderman Stuyvesant and Alderman Bayard be A Com- 
mittee to go to the Land in the Bowry Division of the Out Ward lately 
in Dispute between Martin Van Everen and John De Voor (taking 
with them one of the Surveyors of this City and Cause the Division 
or Partition Line between the Lands of the Said John De Voor & 
those Leased to the Said Martin Van Everen by this Corporation to be 
surveyed Ascertained and Marked out According to the Award of 
Mess*"? Thomas Alsop and Richard Sacket and the Agreement Con- 
cluded between this Corporation and the Said John De Voor on the 
20^ day of August last and make their Report to the Next Common 
Council. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 413 

[463] The Petition of M*^ William Cornell the New Lessee of the 
Ferry of the Ferry was Read in the Words following (Vizi) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York in Common Council Assembled 

The Humble Petition of William Cornell 

Farmer of the Ferry between the Said City and 

f, the Island of Nassau 

Sheweth. 

That Your Petitioner having Farmed the Said Ferry at A Very 
high Price and finding it Convenient for him upon some Encourage- 
ments Received to Land with the F'erry Boats at and in Clark's Slip in 
this City but that the Market House there being much out of Repair 
and some Conveniencies wanting for the better landing and going of, 
of the Said Boats, he therefore Humbly prays that your Worships will 
be Graciously pleased to permitt and Grant Liberty to some of the 
Neighbours Hving Nigh the said Slip at their own proper Cost and 
Charges to mend and Enlarge the Said Market House and make 
such Conveniencies in the Said Slip as Shall be Necessary and Con- 
venient for the better landing and Preserving the Boats in Lading 
and unlading there, and Your Petitioner as in Duty bound Shall ever 
pray &c : William Cornell. Whereupon it is Ordered that the Prayer 
of the Said Petition be Granted. 



The Petition of sundry Freeholders and Inhabitants of the East 
Ward of this City was read in the words following (VizO 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York in Common Council Assembled. 

The Humble Petition of Sundry Freehold- 
ers and Inhabitants of the City of New York in 
behalf of themselves and Others living in the 
Neighbourhood Nigh Clark's Slip in the Said 

Sheweth ^ 

That Whereas William Cornell who has lately Farmed the Ferry 
between this City and the Island of Nassau Intends to load and unlade 
the Ferry Boats that Come from Said Island to this City at and in 
Clark's Slip but the Petitioners Conceiving that the Market House 
there is mightily out of Repair and sundry Conveniencies wanting for 
the better Landing and Preserving of the Ferry Boats. 



414 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

They therefore humbly pray that Your Wor- 
ships will be favourably be pleased to permit 
New York this 27 and Grant Liberty, to the Petitioners to Amend 

February 1737/8 and Enlarge the Said Market House, and make 

such Conveniencies in the Said Slip as shall be 
Necessary for the better Landing and preserv- 
ing of the Ferry Boats at their own Costs and 
Charges with the Assistance of Such as will 
Contribute to the same and Your Petitioners 
as in Duty bound Shall ever pray &c : 

D Provoost 
John Taylor N Gouvemeur 

Ab : Vanwyck Bartholo*? Skaats 

W« Smith 
Jacobus Montan[i]a 
Whereupon it is Ordered by this Court that the Said Freeholders 
and Inhabitants have Liberty at their own Charge and Expence to 
Amend and Repair, and also to Enlarge the Said Market House, and 
make such Other [464] Conveniencies Stairs and Landing Places for 
the better Landing and Preserving the Said Ferry Boats in the Slip 
Aforesaid, in such manner as the Alderman and Assistant of the same 
East Ward Shall from time to time direct and Appoint. And that all 
Stalls and Standings in the Said Market House, be Made put and placed 
therein in such manner and Form, and According to Such Rules and 
Regulations as the Common Council of this City, or the Committee by 
them Appointed in that behalf Shall from time to time. Make, Direct 
and Appoint. 

Ordered the full sum of Moneys Arising by Lycences Granted by 
the Mayor of this City to Retailors of Strong Liquors be from time to 
time paid to the Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation. 

Ordered the Treasurer of this Corporation pay to William Sharpas 
Common Clerk or Town Clerk of this City the sum of Six Shillings 
for his Fees for Every Lycence Granted and to be Granted to Retailors 
of Strong Liquors within this Corporation. 

Ordered that Alderman Walter, Alderman Bancker, M^ Le Roux 
and M^ Bogert or any three of them be A Committee (Calling to their 
Assistance both the surveyors of this City) to Examine the late Survey 
of the Water Lotts lately Granted to the Inhabitants in Water Street ; 
and if they find any Error or Defect therein to make A New survey 
of the Said Water Lotts and to Report what will be Requisite for this 
Court to do therein in Order to Rectifie the same 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 415 

The Petition of M^ James Henderson was Read. Praying A 
Grant of Land from High Water Mark to Low Water Mark on Hud- 
sons River, beween the Kings Farm and Greenwich fronting his two 
Parcells of Land lying along the Said River. Ordered that Alderman 
Stuyvesant, Alderman Walter, M^ Le Roux and M^ Bogert or any 
three of them be A Committee to View the Land prayed for by the 
Petitioner, to Ascertain the quantity thereof and to Report what will 
be proper for this Court to do therein, and under what Covenants 
Reser\'ations and Yearly Rents the same Ought to be Granted. 

The Report of the Committee for Auditing the Treasurers Books 
and Accounts was read and Approved and Ordered to be Entred, and 
is in the words following (Vizi) Whereas by an Order of Common 
Council made the Eighth day of October 1737. appointing John Moore 
M*^ Bayard M^ Bancker M^ De Peyster and M*^ Man or any three of 
them to be a Committee for Auditing the City Treasurers Books and 
Accounts as also Other Publick Acc^ of this Corporation. We the 
underwritten in Obedience to Said Order have Examined the City 
Treasurers Accounts and found the Ballance in his hands from the 14^ 

October 1735 to the 14*^ October 1736. to be Eleven 
£11 -7 - SH pounds Seven Shillings and five pence three farthings. 

and Including the Ballance with Other sums of Money 
he Credits the City for, from the 14^ of October 1736 to the 14*? of 
October 1737 there Remain'd at that time in his hands the sum of 

One hundred and forty four pounds Nine Shillings 
£144:09:7^/2 and seven pence half penny. And we must also 

Observe that by a List of Several that were Indebted 
to this Corporation on several Branches of the Income or Revenues 
thereof, there Remain'd unpaid the sum of £387 : 1 5-7/^2 from Per- 
sons Lyable and we hope L apable of paying the sums they Respectively 
Owe according to A List hereunto Annexed. 

And there Appears also to be due to this Corporation a further 
Sum of [465] £1240 : 3 iSyi from Sundry Others as ^ Another List 
hereunto Annexed which last are Persons that have died Insolvent or 
have given Reasons for Nonpayment of the Same. We therefore 
Conceive it Reasonable that the Treasurer have an Order to Discon- 
tinue their Names as Debtors to this Corpora- 
New York February tion, as it Creates an Unnecessary trouble and 
y«:25*? 1737/8 lengthens Accounts to no purpose all which is 

Nevertheless Submitted to this Board by 

John Moore 
Chris: Bancker 
Ed: Man 



4i6 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Acrf of Sundry Ballances due to the City of New York to the 14*^ 
of October 1737. 



Reputed good Debts. 

John Bass 07 - 10 - 

Theophilus Els-^ ^ 



worth 
ISrael & Timothy) 



OS- 



o 
o 



II _oo-o 



Horsfield j 

Samuel Hopson .... 03-00 

Elizabeth Carpen-) ^ 

^ > 08-00 
ter j 

Charles Dawsen .... 05 - 00 - 
John Stockf ord . . . . 03-00- 
Richard Williams . . 03 - 00 - 
Samuel Brown .... 01 - 00 - 
Richard Green .... 06 - 00 - 

ISaac Varian 02 — 00 — 

George Young .... 06 - 00 - 

Edward Kelly 07 - 00 - 

Adrian Hun 06- 13 - 

Abraham D Peyster. 05 - 06 - 
Stephen Bayard ... 22 - 13 - 
John Vandeventer . . 05-17- 
Wessell Wessells ... 05 - 07 - 

Josiah Milliken 04-19- 

John & Petronell ) 
Clock |o5-oo- 

Elizabeth Clock.... 05-00 

John Moore 02 - 07 - 

Stephen De Lancey. 02-07- 

Robert Livinefston ) 

T r i 02-07- 

Jun^ J ^ 

Anthony Rutgers . . 07 - 01 - 

Michael Thodey . . . 02-10- 

Martin Van Jeveren 16 — 09 — 

Andrew Law to 

ye: !•* May 

1737 



-o 



-o 



o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 

73^ 
9 

6 



-6 

-3 

-3 

-9 
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. 170-00 



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Supposed to be bad 

Jochim Allbody 09 - 

Michael Chrisf 

Now [ ?] Run- h 03 - 

away 

Widow Davis 02- 

Widow Lourier. . . .02 - 
Ebenezer Willson. .47- 
Thomas Clark & ) 

James Evessef ^ 
Francis Wessells. . .05 - 

Jacol) Dekey 24 - 

Rip Van Dam 12 - 

William Merrit . . .85 - 

Clem : Elsworth 50 - 

James Spencer .... 32 - 
David Provoost. . . 63 - 
ISaac De Riemer.i73- 

Dirk Adolph 477 - 

John Vancent 09 - 

John Ewouts 20 - 

William Wibly 53- 

Joh Aarson 50 - 

Anthony Ham 19 - 

Caleb Heathcote. . . 48 - 



Debts 
13-06 

00-00 

00-00 
00-00 

14-03 J4 
00-00 



02 
08 
00 
14. 
00 
08 
12 
10 
04 
12 
00 

05 
07 

06 
03 



08^ 

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00 

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i24o-03-o6>^ 



£387-15-73^ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



417 



Ordejied that Alderman Bayard, Alderman Moore and Alderman 
Bancker be A Committee to Assist the Treasurer of this Corporation 
to put the City's Books of the Said Office into A more Regular Method 
than now they are in, for the more Easy and better keeping the Ace*? 
of this Corporation. 



City of 1 gg 
New York j 



An A Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 
the twenty Ninth day of March Anno Do!H 

1738. 



Present Paul Richard ESq*^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq' Recorder 



Gerrardus Beekman 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
Christopher Bancker 
Gerard Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
Henry Bogert 
Edward Man 
Abraham De Peyster 
William Vredenburgh 
Samson Benscn 



>.Esq'* Aldermen 






>^ Assistants 



[466] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay 
to M^ Alexander Malcolm the Publick Schoolmaster of this City or 
Order the sum of ten pounds Current Money of this Colony, out of 
the Moneys in his hands, Raised by Vertue of An Act of General 
Assembly made in the Eleventh Year of his Present Majestys Reign 
Entituled An Act further to Encourage A Publick School in the City 
of New York for Teaching Latin, Greek and Mathematicks. it being 
in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary or Reward due to the Said 
Alexander Malcolm and Ending the first day of this Instant Month 
of March. 

The Committee Appointed the twenty Eighth day of February 
last to View and Inspect what Necessary Repairs and Amendments are 
wanting to the Ferry Houses and Appurtenances of this City on Nassau 
Island have made their Report in the words following (Viz*.) 

In Pursuance of an Order of the Common Council held at the City 

Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the twenty Eighth day of February 

VoL IV. 



41 8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Anno Domini 1737 to Receive the Possession of the Ferry, Ferry 
Houses Barn and Appurtenances thereunto belonging upon Nassau 
Island from M^ Theophilus Elsworth the present Tenant thereof on 
the twenty fifth day of March then next Ensueing and then to deliver 
the Possession of the Same unto M^ William Cornell; and also to 
Inspect and Examine what Additional needfuU and Necessary Repairs 
& Amendments Ought to be done Made and Performed by this Corpo- 
ration thereunto. In Pursuance to that Order we have Received the 
Possession of the Ferry, Ferry houses Bam and Appurtenances there- 
unto belonging from M'^ Theophilus Elsworth And delivered the same 
Ferry, Ferryhouses Barn and Appurtenances unto William Cornell the 
New I-essee- thereof. And also that the dwelling House wants A 
New Roof on one Side, That the Cellar Beams are decayed, A New 
floor in the Cellar Kitchin, New Gutters, Most of the Glass Windows 
to be New leaded, and Steps before the Door, The Kitchin wants A 
New Roof, Cellar Beams, and floor, and most of the Wall is ready to 
drop down, and the West Side of the Barn wants A New Roof, and 
the Landing Bridge to be laid out about fifteen foot deeper into the 

River which Nevertheless is Submitted by. -...^ ^ 

•^ Win Roome 

New York y*: 29*l» March 1738. Chris: Bancker 

Wilt Vredenburgh 

Ed: Man 

Gerard Beekman 

Which Report was read and Approved, and Ordered that the Said 
Committee do, without delay, procure Materialls and Employ Work- 
men (at the Expence of this Corporation, to Make and finish the Said 
Repairs, and such Other Repairs, Additions & Amendments as on the 
part and behalf of this Corporation Ought, and are needfull & Neces- 
sary to be done Made and performed, and make Report thereof with 
all Convenient Expedition. 

Mess""? James Livingston and Francois Marschalck were Sworn this 
day Surveyors of this City, unto whom the following Oath was 
Administred in Common Council, (to witt) 

You do swear that You will well, truly and honestly Execute the 
Office of one of one of the Surveyors of this City, and Equal Right 
You Shall do, as well to the Seller as to the Buyer, and to the Poor as 
well as to the Rich. And (According to Your Power) Shall suffer no 
Ground to be built upon within this City without the Advice & Con- 
sent of the Alderman and Assistant of the Ward where such Ground 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



4'9 



lyetl) ; and suffer no Incroachments upon any of the Streets. That A 
Regular Order and Uniformity be kept and Observed in the Streets 
and Buildings within the same City, and in all things Shall do and 
perform the Duty of Your Said Office According to the Laws, Orders 
and Ordinances of this Corporation to the best of Your Skill & 
understanding So help You God. 

r And tliat you Shall diligently pn>- 
quere if this Sentence ought J cure all things which may honestly 
not to be Added "l and Justly be to the Rights Advantage 

[^ and Profitt of this Corporation 
[467] The ComHttee Appointed the twenty Eighth day of February 
last to Examine the lale Survey of the Water Lotls latdy Granted to 
the Inhabitants in Water Street do Report, that they find no Error 
or defect in the Said survey and thereupon it is hereby Ordered that 
unless tlie Grantees Execute their Respective Counter parts of the 
Said Grants and pay iheir Respective Rents Reserved thereby, tliat 
wlilc same Water l^tts be Granted to Such Other Persons as will pur- 
; the Same. 
Ordcrco that an Acre of Land in the Bowry Division of the Out 
Ward of this City lying on the West Side of tnclayombcrgh for A 
Brick Yard be Leased to Arnout Webber & his Assigns al the yearly 
Rent of twenty shillings for the Term of Years in Such 

c as the Alderman of the Said Ward shall direct and Appoint. 
Obdeked that M' Garrett Schuyler and M' Casper Burger be 
of the Publick Corn Measurers of this Corporation and tliat the 
erk of this Court do Affix the Seal of this Corporation to their 
Mpective Lycences for the Said Office Accordingly. 
Resolved by this Court. That it is the Duty of the Chamberlain 
or Treasurer of this Corporation to Demand Collect and Receive for 
the use of this Corporation all such sum and sums of \foney Rents 
r and Revenues as now are or at any time hereafter shall become due 
Qwing payable and in Arrear to this Corporation, upon any Account 
itter or Cause whatsoever ; and to give Credit to this Corporation 
Wbr the »am«. And in Case any Person or Persons Shall hereafter 
Neglect or Refuse to pay unto him any of Such sum or sums of Money 
Rent* or Revenues or any part thereof, whereof they are so Justly 
Indebte*); that Immediately thereupon the Said Treasurer or Cham- 
berlain do Exhibit to tlic tlien Next Common Council A List of their 
Names, and in what sums and for what Rents or Revenues each Re- 
I ^e<-tSvr p..r</>n 'Stands so Indebted to this Corporation: tn Order this 



420 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Corporation do take such Effectual Measures for the Speedy Recovery 
thereof as the Law directs and that the Said Treasurer or Chamber- 
lain be forthwith served with A Copy of this Resolve. 

Ordered That the Treasurer forthwith demand and Receive of 
Hansevelt Maetteysen Blacksmith The sum of Seventeen pounds Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony, being the Consideration Money for A 
piece of Land Granted to him by this Corporation in Montgomeric 
Ward the twenty third day of January 1734. and in Case of Neglect 
or Refusal of Payment thereof that he Acquaint the Next Common 
Council therewith. 

Ordered the House or Tenement to the Westward of the Sawkill 
Bridge with the Nineteen Acres of Land thereunto belonging, late 
in the Occupation of Jockham Anderson and three Acres of Land 
Jo3tog thereunto late in the Occupation of John Boss be Leased unto 
Matthew Macguire his Extfs &c : for the Term of one & twenty Years 
at the Yearly Rent of forty shillings to be paid Yearly, to Commence 
the 25*^ day of March 1737. (he being in Possession thereof) The 
Lessee to give Bond for Performance of Covenants ; to leave A suffi- 
cient Lane or Road between John Boss and Ryer Hanse, to Repair 
the House and to keep the same & Fences in good Repair & surrender 
the same at the Expiration of the Term well Repaired and fenced, 
with the usual Covenants and that the Clerk of this Court affix the 
seal of this Corporation thereunto and sign the same by Order of this 
Court. The Lessee to pay for the Lease and all Rates and Taxes &c : 

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

NewYork^ City Hall of the Said City on fryday the 

Seventh day of April Anno DoiTI 1738 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Gerard Beekman ^ 

Henry Bogert 

Edward Man 

Abraham De Peystcr 

William Vredenburgh 



>.ESq1 Aldennen 



>. Assistants 



OF THE CITY OK NEW YORK 



411 



\Vm£Rj:as the Lease of the Dock and Slips of this City made to M* 
Andrew Law Expires the 6rst "Jay of May Xcxl by its Own Limita- 
tion, it is therefore hereby Oiu>iiiftED tliat llie Said Dock and Slips be 
again Ictt to flfarni for the Term of one Year to Commence the first 
day of May next Ensueing at the House of William English in the 
South Ward of this City on Wednesday the twenty Sixth day of this 
Instant April by Publick Outcry or Vendue to the highest bidder at 
three A Clock in tlie Afternoon, and that this Court or so many of the 
Members thereof as do make A Common Council be A Committee to 
Lett the same to Farm for the Term aforesaid on the Conditions now 
read and Approved. 

Whouias there is an Absolute Necessity forthwith to New Cover 
lad Shingle part of the City Hal) of this City under which the .Assem- 
bly of this Colony Generally meet and Assemble on the Publick .Affairs 
of this Government. To New lay or Cover the floors of the Assembly 
Chamber Lobby and Court Room and Other Repairs Needful! and 
Necessary to be made to the Said City Hall : as by the Act of General 
Assembly hereafter mentioned is directed and Appointed. To Repair 
and make weather tight tlie Cupulo of the Said City Hall, To Amend 
Repair &. Enlarge tlie Gaots of the Said City, and to Amend and Repair 
any Other parts and places of and in tlic Said City Hall to make the 
me more iiscfull and Convenient for the purposes the same was built 
ind designed for. AsD Whereas by an Act of General Assembly of 
this Colony made in the Eleventh Year of his present Majcstys Reign 
~!ntititled An Act. to Enable the Corporation of tlie City of New York 
_ s Raise ibc sum of two hundred and fifty pounds for the uses therein 
mentioned. This Corporation are Authorized by \'crtue of the Said 
Act to Raise the sum of two hundred and twenty pounds for the pur- 
poses Aforesaid. To the End therefore that part of the said City Hall 
; Speedily New Covered, and the Other parts thereof well & suffi- 
ently Repaired and Amended with all Meedfiill and Necessary Repara- 
ions & Amendments and made more usefull and Convenient, it is 
ereby Ohdesed that Alderman Roomc. Alderman Danckcr. M' Bogcrt, 
i Man. Mf Vredenburgh and M' De Peyster or any three of them. 
Ifwhcrcof Alderman Roonic or Alderman Bancker to be one) I)e * 
mmiltee of this Court, without delay to Consult and Advise with 
|«Kh Skillfull Persons and such Skillfull and Able Artists and Work- 
1 as may inform Ihcra what NeedfuII and Necesaar>' R<'patr« and 
I Amendments are wanting thereunto: and also to hire and Agree with 
Kii able Artists and diligent Workmen and Labourers as arc nccd- 
Itll and proper to be Employed on the Said Work : and also to Agree 



42 2 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

for and purchase such Materialls as will be Necessary and Convenient 
for finishing the same Work, with all Convenient Expedition at the 
Charge and Expence of this Corporation, and in Pursuance of the 
Aforesaid Act of General Assembly. 

[469] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

757 and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 
Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of 

A Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant 
April. 

Ordered that Alderman Bayard, Alderman Moore, ^V Beekman 
and M*^ De Peyster or any three of them be a Committee to Advise and 
Consult with Skillfull and proper Persons about Cleaning the great 
Dock of this City, and of the best Methods that may be taken for per- 
forming the same, and that in the mean time they purchase hire or 
Employ such Labourers Scows & Boats, for taking out and Carrying 
away the Mudd and soil out of the Said Dock as they shall Judge 
NeedfuU and proper for rendring the Said Dock more useful! than 
now it is. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ James Mills or Order the 

758 sum of four pounds Six shillings and three pence 
Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of his Acc5 

for Victualling Poor Prisoners in the Common Gaol 
of this City, Committed for divers misdemeanors, as appears by his 
Ace*, which is Audited & Allowed. 

Ordered that M'' Robert Crannell one of the Marshalls of tliis City 
have Notice to Remove out of this City Hall on or before the first day 
of May next. And that James Mills one Other of the Marshalls of 
this City do Remove himself & family into the Apartment where the 
Said Robert Crannell now dwells in this City Hall during the pleasure 
of this Corporation. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Van Ranst, Alderman 
Bancker M*" Bogert and M*^ Vredenburgh, be a Committee to lay out 
the Ground for Erecting A Markett at Thurmans Sfip or thereabouts ; 
Pursuant to an Order of this Court made the Sixth day of April 1733. 
and to Report to this Court if the same be A Convenient place for A 
Market for the Publick good and Conveniency of the Inhabitants of 
the West Ward, and that the Petitions of the Inhabitants of the South 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



423 



& North Wards & Montgomerie Ward be Referred to the Considera- 
tion of the Same Committee to Report their Opinion thereon. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the West Ward was read pray- 
ing leave to Erect A Market House in the Bradway way fronting to 
Crown Street was also read & referred to the Consideration of the 
same Committee 



City of ) gg 
New Yorki 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
13'? day of April Anno Dom 1738. 



Present Paul Richard ESq*" Mayor 



>.ESq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 
Christopher Bancker 
Gerard Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
Henry Bogert 
Edward Man 
William Vredenburgh 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the West Ward praying leave 
to Erect a Market House in the Broadway fronting to Crown Street 
&c: which was read in Common Council on the seventh day of this 
Instant April and [470] Referred to the Consideration of Alderman 
Roome, Alderman Van Ranst Alderman Bancker. M^ Bogert and 
M' Vredenburgh (A Committee Appointed to Report there Opinion 
thereupon) was again this day read in Common Council in the words 
following (Vizi) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and 
Assistants of the City of New York in Common Council 

The Petition of the Freeholders and In- 
habitants of the West Ward of the said City in 

c, behalf of themselves and Others 

Sheweth 

That the Chiefest part of the Inhabitants of the Said Ward, and 
also A great Number of those in the North Ward, live at A great Dis- 
tance from any of the Publick Market Houses, which makes it Very 
Inconvenient and Occasions A great loss of time for them and their 
servants to Attend the Marketts for their family Provisions, and as 



424 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

there are great quantities of Provisions frequently brought from Hack- 
insack, Tappan and Other parts up the North River as well as from the 
Out Ward, the Petitioners for the Improvement of the Said Ward and 
Conveniency of those Country People, as well as their own, are willing 
and desirous to Erect and build at their Own Expence A Convenient 
Market House for Publick use if they can Obtain leave so to do. 

Wherefore the Petitioners pray this Board 
will be favourably pleased to Grant them leave 
to build Such A Market House of forty and 
two foot in length and twenty five foot in 
breadth in the Publick Street of the Broadway 
in the Middle of the same fronting the Street in 
which his Honour the Chief Justice lives and 
Opposite to Crown Street. And the Petitioners 
further pray that the Said Market House be 
Called the Broadway Market House; and that 
the same be also Appointed A Publick Market 
place for all sorts of Com, Grain and Meal that 
may be brought down Hudsons River for Sale 
and to be sold in Publick Market within this 
City, and at no Other Market place within this 
City Except the Publick Meal Market. 

And the Petitioners shall Ever pray &c : 

Upon which Petition the Committee abovesaid have Reported that 
they have Viewed the Said Broadway fronting to Crown Street, and 
find itt A Very Convenient place for Erecting A Publick Market 
House within this City, which Report is Approved. And it is therefore 
hereby Ordered that the Prayer of the Said Petition be Granted (So 
far as to the Erecting of the Said Market House in the Broadway 
Opposite to Crown Street and not Otherwise untill further Order) 
And that the Alderman and Assistant of the Said West Ward be A 
Committee to Ascertain and Stake out the place for Erecting the Said 
Market House. And that unless the Said Market House be Erected 
and finished within three Months from the date hereof at the Charge 
and Expence of the Petitioners, that this Grant and Order to be Void 
and of None Effect. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Bancker and M*" Vre- 
denburgh be a Committee to direct and Make such Repairs to the 
Workhouse & Poorhouse of tliis City as they shall find Need full and 
Necessary, and make their Report with all Convenient Expedition. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 425 



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



>-ESq" Aldermen 



New York j City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 

fourth day of May Anno DoFST 1738. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Charles Le Roux S 

Edward Man I . • fo f 

Abraham De Peyster [ 

William Vredenburgh J 

The Committee Appointed the seventh day of April last past to lett 
to ffarm the Dock and Slips of this City for one year &c : do Report that 
at the time and place in the Said Order mentioned, they have by Pub- 
lick Auction Outcry and Vendue lett the Said Dock and Slips to Farm 
unto Abraham Elbertse of this City Carmen for the Rent of Sixty one 
pounds to be paid quarterly, he being the highest bidder and have 
directed the Common Clerk of this Corporation to prepare A Lease 
thereof Accordingly and that they are of Opinion the Said Abraham 
Elbertse together with Daniel Masters Carman will be sufficient secur- 
ity for the performance of the Covenants in the Said Lease, which is 
Nevertheless submitted to the Consideration of this Court by 
Paul Richard Gerrard Beekman 

William Roome Henry Bogert 

Christopher Bancker Edward Man 

Peter Van Ranst Charles Le Roux 

John Moore William Vredenburgh 

Stephen Bayard 
which Report is Approved and the Lease being read in the presence of 
the Said Abraham Elbertse and Approved, it is hereby Ordered that 
the Clerk of this Court Affix the seal of this Corporation to the Said 
Lease Accordingly and sign the same by Order of this Court, and like- 
wise take Care that the Said Abraham Elbertse and Daniel Masters 
Execute A Bond for performance of Covenants in the sum of One 
hundred and twenty two pounds. 

By Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony made in 
the Eleventh Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled An Act to 



426 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Enable the Corporation of the City of New York to Raise the sum of 
two hundred and fifty pounds for the uses therein mentioned, it is 
HEREBY Ordered (Pursuant to the directions of the aforesaid Act) 
that the Mayor of this Corporation do Issue his Warrant or Warrants 
to the Assessors and Collectors of Each Respective Ward within the 

Said City ; Requiring them to make such 

City Hall 220 - 0-0 Assessments and Collections and pay the 

Coroner 30- 0-0 same to the Treasurer of this City for 

Collectors 09 - 7-6 the time being on or before the first day 

City Treasurer. 06- 5-0 of July Next Ensueing. and that the 

Treasurer of the Said City do pay the 

265-12-6 Said Moneys in such manner and form 

and for such Uses and purposes as by the 
Said Act he is required. And it is hereby further Ordered that the 
Assessors aforesaid do make and Compleat the Assessments of their 
Respective Wards Aforesaid on or before the thirtieth day of this 
Instant May and Return the same into the Office of Town Clerk of this 
City in Order the Mayor may then Issue his Warrants to the Respective 
Collectors to Collect and pay the said Tax as by the Said Act is 
required. 

[472] Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N** the Treasurer to pay to M*" Robert Crannell, One of 

759 the Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of 

Warrant Issued twenty four pounds two shillings and three pence 

Current Money of this Colony in full of his Acc^. for 
firewood and Candles for the Watch from the first day of May 1737 to 
the first day of May 1738, for Money by him paid for A double Watch, 
firewood for the Common Council Room, and four Boards for the 
Well &c: as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Dock Ward, and south 
Ward of this City were read in the words following (Vizt) 

To the Hon? Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants 

of the City of New York Convened in Common Council 

The Humble Petition of John Roome, 

Johanes Delamontagne and Gabriel Crooke in 

behalf of themselves and Others the Inhabitants 

j^ of the Dock Ward and south Ward 

Sheweth 

That Whereas your Petitioners are desirous and humbly and 

humbly Crave Your Honours to Grant an Order to us Your Petitioners 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



427 



in behalf as Aforesaid liberty to Erect and Build A Publick Markett 
House at our own Cost & Charge in Broad Street between the Watch 
House and the dwelling House of John Lashly for the Benefit of the 
Said Wards and City. 

Your Petitioners therefore most Humbly 

Signed by 40 pray Your Honours to Grant unto them this 

Inhabitants their request and in duty bound shall ever 

pray &c: 

Whereupon it is Ordered by this Court that the Prayer of the Said 
Petition be Granted; And that Alderman Bayard, Alderman Moore, 
M*" Beeckman and M*" De Peyster (the Aldermen and Assistants of the 
Said Wards) be A Committee to Ascertain and Stake out the Place for 
Erecting the Said Market House in the Broad Street of this City, at 
the Charge and Expence of the Petitioners to Remain A Publick 
Market House for the Publick use and Benefit of this Corporation. 



City of ) gg 
New YorkC 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
Sixteenth day of May Anno DoITT 1738. 

Paul Richard ESq«^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'' Recorder 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

Gerard Beekman 

Charles Le Roux 

Abraham De Pevster 

Edward Man 



ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



No 

760 

Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer, Johannes Van 
Duersen, Joseph Anno, Jacobus Delamontagne, Roe- 
liflF Van Maepelen and Jacobus Slover and to Each 
of them or their Respective Order the sum of seven 
pounds Curr! Money of this Colony (which in the whole Amounteth 
unto forty two pounds) in full of their Sallary as Watchmen of this 
City from the first day of November last to the first day of this Instant 
May. 



428 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[473] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to M^ Robert Crannell One of the 

761 Marshalls of this City the sum of fourteen pounds 

Warrant Issued Eighteen shillings and Six pence Current Mcmey of 

this Colony, to be by him paid to the Respective Con- 
stables who have done their Duty as Constables on the Night Watch 
of this City from the fourteenth day of October last to the first day 
of this Instant May. he the Said Robert Crannell Rendring an ace! to 
the Mayor of this City, of the sums and Names of such Constables unto 
whom he shall pay the same. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Bancker M' Man and 
M*" Vredenburgh or any three of them be A Committee to Agree with 
Six able Citizens to be Watchmen of this City untill the first day of 
November Next, who together with one of the Constables in their 
Turns, are to be the Constable and Night Watch of this City during 
that time. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, M^ De Peyster and M' Bogert 
(taking to their Assistance one of the Sworn Surveyors of this City) 
be a Committee to lay out the Lott of John Moore ESq'' in the South 
Ward of this City fronting the Broadway on the East side thereof 
lying between Markvelt Street (Commonly Called Pettycoat Lane) and 
Beaver Street, and that they Cause the Front thereof next the Bradway 
to be Staked out. whereon A Tenement is now, about to be Erected. 



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

New York J City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the twenty Eighth day of June Anno DoM. 
1738. 



Present Paul Richard ESq*^ Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
Stephen Bayard 
John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 
Gerard Beekman 
Christopher Bancker ^ 
Abraham De Pevster 
Edward Man 
William Vredenburgh 



>.ESq^ Aldermen 



>- [Assistants] 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 429 

M'' Mayor having Acquainted his Honour the Lieutenant Gover- 
nour, of the fears and Apprehensions the Inhabitants of this City arc 
under, of the Small Pox & Malignant Feavers being brought into this 
City from South Carolina, Barbados, Antigua and Other places, where 
the same diseases of late have been Attended with great Mortality. 
And that should the like Distempers be brought into this City from 
those Parts or any Others in this hot season of the Year, the same 
might be attended with Very fatal Consequences; not only to the 
Inhabitants of this City, but to all the Inhabitants of this Colony in 
General, for the Prevention of such Contagious Diseases within this 
City and Colony (as much as in them lyes) an Order of Council was 
made which M'' Mayor produced to this Court and which was read 
in the words following (to witt[)] 

Att a Council held at Fort George in New York the 27*? June 1738 

This Board having this day Received Informations that the small 
Pox was pritty Rief at south Carolina and that a purple or Spotted 
Feaver began to Spread there It is therfore Ordered that one of the 
Pilots for this Port be Constantly in waiting at or near sandy hook, and 
go on board all Vessells bound hether, and Acquaint all Masters 
Coming from Barbados, Antigua or south Carolina; that it is the 
Order of this Board, that before they Come into this Harbour, they 
first Anchor [474] as near as may be to Bedlows Island, and there wait 
till they be Visited by some of the Physicians of this City, and not put 
on shoar any of the Goods or Persons on board, nor suffer any to 
Come on Board of them, but such as shall be sent by the Mayor to 
Visit them, untill Report be made to the Mayor of the Condition and 
State of health of the People on board, and untill he has leave to wey 
Anchor and Come into the harbour and unload. And for the more 
Effectual prevention of the Small Pox or any Other Infectious or 
Contagious distempers Spreading in or through any parts of this 
Province. 

It is further Ordered that the Mavor of this Citv do Issue his 
Orders to all his surbordinate Officers that they Carefully Watch and 
Attend the Coming in of Every Vessell. from any of the places before 
mentioned. And if any Vessell coming from any of those places should 
happen to Anchor at this Harbour Contrar\- to the Order aforesaid, 
that the Mayor do take Immediate Care that such Vessell or Vessells 
do forthwith sail out of the Harbour, Either to Bedlows Island or 
some Other place, at A Considerable distance from this Port, and 



43© MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered that a Copy of this Order be delivered to the Mayor and 
Copys thereof served on all the Pilots for this Port. 

ffrd. Morris D. Q of the Council 

Whereupon it is Ordered by this Court of Common Council that 
Doctor Roeliff Kiersted be, and is hereby Appointed the Doctor and 
Physician to go on board such Vessells as shall Come into this Port 
Harbour or Bay to Visit the same, and to put the said Order of Council 
in Effectual Execution. And from time to time make Report to the 
Mayor of this City of the State of health the People on board such 
Vessells are in. that such further proper Measures may from time to 
time be taken (to prevent being brought into this City) any Infectious 
Pestilential or Malignant Disease or Distemper. And it is further 
Ordered that Mf Mayor do Issue his Orders, to the Marshalls High 
Constable and all Other Constables within this City to be Very diligent 
and Circumspect to put the Said Order of Council in Effectual Execu- 
tion. And to Report to him their proceedings in discharge of that and 
this Order and that the Said Doctor, Marshalls and High Constables be 
forthwith served with Copys of this Order. 

By Order of Common Council 

Will Sharpas Q 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to M*" Alexander Malcolm the Pub- 
lick schoolmaster of this City or Order the sum of 
ten pounds Current Money of this Colony out of the Moneys in his 
hands Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly of this Colony 
made in the Eleventh Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled An 
Act to Encoufge A Publick School in the City of New York for 
teaching Latin, Greek and Mathematicks. it being in full of One quarter 
of A Years Sallary or Reward due to the Said Alexander Malcolm, and 
Ending the first day of this Instant June. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay unto M^ Edward Brewen the Pub- 
N° lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 

762 pounds ten Shillings Current Money of this Colony 

in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary, due and 
Ending the fourteenth Instant and also the sum of Seventeen shil- 
lings & Six pence for Whipping seven Criminals for Felonys ft 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 431 

Misdemeanors Since the 28*^ day of February last which in the whole 
Amounts unto three pounds seven Shillings and Six pence. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer to pay to Richard Nicholls ESq'' Coroner 

of this City or Order the sum of thirty pounds Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony, Out of the first Moneys that shall Come to 
his hands Raised by Vertue of An Act of General Assembly of this 
Colony made in the Eleventh Year of his present Majestys Reign En- 
tituled An Act to Enable the Corporation of the City of New York to 
Raise the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds for the uses therein 
mentioned, it being in full of his Demands on this Corporation for his 
fees and services as Coroner [475] Coroner of this City and County to 
the Sixteenth day of December now last past mentioned in the Act 
aforesaid. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Warrant Issued Treasurer 1 1 pay to Alderman Roome, Alderman 

Bancker, M^ Bogert, M^ Man, M*" Vredenburgh and 
Mf De Peyster (A Committee Appointed to Repair this City Hall) the 
sum of One hundred and fifty pounds Current Money of this Colony, 
out of the Moneys Raised by Vertue of an Act of General Assembly 
of this Colony made in the Eleventh Year of his present Majestys 
Reign Entitled An Act to Enable the Corporation of the City of New 
York to Raise the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds for the uses 
therein mentioned, for which sum the said Committee are to Account 
for to this Court. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X<^ Treasurer to pay unto Alderman Roome, Alderman 

763 Moore, Alderman Bancker, M*" Beekman, M*" Man 
Warrant Issued and M' Vredenburgh (Committee of this Court Ap- 
pointed to Repair the Ferry Houses on Nassau 

Island) the sum of fifty pounds to be Expended by them on the Same 
Repairs, for which sum the Said Committee are to Account for to this 
Court. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay unto M*" James Mills one of the 

764 Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of three 
Warrant Issued pounds three shillings and seven pence Current 

Money of this Colony in full of his Account for 
Emptying the Ordure Tubbs of the Prisoners in Gaol as Appears by 
his Ace*, which is Audited and Allowed. 



432 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to Harman Vandewater and Adrian 

765 Hoghlandt or Order the sum of twenty four pounds, 

Warrant Issued one shilling and three pence Current Money of this 

Colony in full for four Acres three Rodd and ten 
Perches of Land lately in their Possession and formerly sold by this 
Corporation to Jacob Dekey of whose Heir they purchased, and to 
which four Acres three Rodd and ten perches of Land lying in the Out 
Ward of this City near Harlem Line, Nicholas Kortreght Claims Title 
and has taken Possession thereof, they the Said Harman Vandewater 
and Adrian Hoghlandt Releasing to this Corporation all their Right 
and Title to the same Lands 

The Committee Appointed the twentieth day of December last 
have made their Report in the words following (Vizt) By Vertue of 
an Order of this Eoard dated 20*? December 1737 to us directed to 
Survey and Value the Land in Contest between Nicholas Kortright, 
Harman Vandewater and Adrian Hoghlandt lately sold to Jacobus 
Dekey by this Corporation and to Report what we think will be proper 
for this Corporation to do therein. In Obedience thereto, we have 
Caused one of the sworn surveyors of this Corporation to Survey what 
we found in dispute of the abovesaid Land between Nicholas Kortright, 
who Claims from the Said Harman Vandewater and Adrian Hoghlandt 
four Acres three Rods and ten Perches as ^ the annexed Survey, which 
abovesaid four Acres three Rods and ten Perches we humbly Conceive 
this Corporation [neither] had, nor hath any Title to. And we also 
have Enquired into the Value of the aforesaid Land and find it to be 
worth five pounds ^ Acre for which sum we have Agreed with Vande- 
water & Hoghlandt to take from this Corporation and to Release them 
from the same, all which is humbly submitted to this Board by 

John Moore Gerard Beekman 

Stephen Bayard Abraham De Peystcr 

which Report is Approved, and the last above written Warrant 
Ordered. 

[476] Ordered that Assoon as Theophilus Elsworth the late Lessee of 
tlie Ferry hath paid to the Treasurer of this Corporation his Arrearage 
of Rent, due to this Corporation by Vertue of their Lease to him for 
the same Ferry and Appurtenances ; that the Said Treasurer do Cancell 
the Said Lease Executed by the Said Theophilus Elsworth, and deliver 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



433 



to the Said Theophilus Elsworth his Bond fcr performance of Cove- 
nants, allowing to the Said Theophilus Elsworth the sum of three 
pounds ten shillings for Sundry Conveniencies the Said Elsworth hath 
made and left in the Ferry House for the use of this Corporation 



City of ) gg 
New Yorkv 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Saturday the 
fifteenth day of July Anno Dom 1738. 



Present Paul Richard ESq*^ Mayor 



^ 



>-ESq" Aldermen 






>. Assistants 



No 

766 
Warrant Issued 



William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 
Christopher Bancker 
Gerard Beekman 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
Edward Man 
William Vredenburgh 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M'' Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 
and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 
or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony, in full of one quarter of 

A Years sallary, due and Ending the fourteenth dav of this Instant 

July. 

Whereas the Committee for Repairing the City Hall have Repre- 
sented to this Court that the Cupulo of the Said City Hall is so Very 
Rotten that it Cannot be Repaired and that the same is dangerous to be 
kept Standing any longer for fear of i'ts falling, and damage & Mis- 
chief Ensueing thereby. And this Court having Viewed the same, and 
taken the Advice of sundry able Workmen it is Resolved by this Court 
that the Said Cupulo be forthwith taken down to prevent the dangerous 
Consequences that might happen by i*ts falling. And that the said 
Committee for Repairing the Said City Hall do Employ Workmen and 
purchase Materialls for the taking down the same and for Erecting A 
New Cupulo in the Room thereof of the like demensions with all 
Convenient Expedition. 

Vol. IV.. 



434 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) gg 
New Yorkv 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
fifteenth day of August Anno DolH" 1738 



Present Paul Richard ESq*^ Mayor 



Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roonie 
John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 
Christopher Bancker 
Gerard Beekman 
Charles Le Roux 
Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
Edward Man 
William \'redenburgh 



^ 



>-ESq" Aldermen 






>- Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay to M^ William English or Order the 
sum of one pound, One shilling and Eight pence 
Current Money of this Colony in full of his Account 
for Expences at his House by this Corporation on 

letting the Dock & Slips of this City to Farm in April last as appears by 

his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 



No 

767 
Warrant Issued 



No 

768 
Warrant Issued 



[477] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to M'' Robert Crannell One of the 

Marshalls of this City or Order the sum of three 

pounds five shillings Current Money of this Colony 

to be by him paid to the several Constables for doing 

their duty upon double Night Watches in this City in the year 1736 he 

the said Robert Crannel Rendring an Acc^ to the Mayor of this City of 

the Names of such Constables unto whom he shall pay the same 

The Petition of M'' Henry Bogert was read praying A Grant from 
this Corporation of A Water Lott in the Rear of his dwelling House 
and Lott Situate on the West Side of the Broadway to Extend from his 
Lott the whole breadth thereof two hundred foot into Hudsons River. 
It is therefore Ordered, that Alderman Roome, Alderman Moore, 
and Mf De Peyster or any two of them be a Committee to Examine 
into the Allegations of the Petitioner, and Ascertain the Dcmensions of 
the Water Lott to be Granted ; and upon what reasonable Conditions, 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



435 



Covenants Rent and Reservations tlic same ought to be Granted and 
make their Report with all Convenient Expedition 

Orderex) that M'' Abel Hardenbrooke Storekeeper of the Powder 
House of this City do forthwith Cause A sufficient five Rail fence to be 
placed round the Hill or summet whereon the Powder House of this 
City is Erected Inclosing the same at the Charge of this Corporation and 
make Report thereof with all Convenient Expedition. 

City of ) gg 
New York j By the Mayor and Aldermen 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 
William Roome 
Stephen Bayard 
John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 
Christopher Bancker 



y ESq" Aldermen 



Assize of Bread 

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

A White loaf of the finest flour to weigh ten Otuices and A half 
for A Penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh One pound Six Ounces 
for two pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh two pounds twelve 
Ounces for four pence. 

A Wheaten Loaf the Coursest Bran only taken out and not Other- 
wise to Weigh three potuids Six Ounces for four pence, wheat being 
at four shillings ^ Bushell and Ordered that no Other Bread be made 
for Sale within this City (hard Biskett only Excepted) than Accord- 
ing to the above Assize. And all Bakers within this City are hereby 
required to take Notice thereof and make their Bread Accordingly. 
Dated at the City Hall of the Said City the twelfth day of September 
in the twelfth Year of his Majestys Reign Anno DoW 1738 

^ Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas CX 



43^ 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[478] City of 
New York 



\ 



SS 



Present 



Att a Common Council, held at the 
City Hall of the Said City Tuesday the 
Nineteenth day of September Anno Do?n 
1738 

Paul Richard ESq'^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

Edward Man 

William Vredenburgh 



>. ESq" Aldermen 



y 

^ 



>> Assistants 



No 

769 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto M'' Edward Brewen the Pub- 
lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
pounds ten shillings Current Money of this Colony 
in full of one quarter of A Years sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth Instant, and also the sum of twelve Shillings and 
six pence for Whipping five Criminals for Felony & Misdemeanours 
since the 284* day of June last which in the whole Amounts unto three 
pounds two shillings and six pence. 



No 

770 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto M'" Hawsevelt Van Kueren 
Blacksmith or Order the sum of one pound five 
Shillings Current Money of this Colony, in full of 
his Acct for Iron Work done for this Corporation in 
the year 1733. as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Whereas by An Act of General Assembly of this Colony made in 
the Eleventh Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled Ax Act for 
the better Extinguishing of Fire that may happen in the City of New 
York. Among Other things it is thereby Enacted ; That from and with 
all Convenient Speed after the Publication thereof it shall and may be 
lawfull to and for the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of 
New York or the Major part of them in Common Council Convened 
(who are thereby required) to Elect Nominate & Appoint A sufficient 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Number of Strong, Able, Discreet, Honest, and sober Men, willing to 
Accept (Not Exceeding forty two in Number) whereof an Equal Num- 
ber Shall be Elected or Appointed out of the Six several Wards of the 
Saiil City on the south Side of Kresh Water of the Inhabitants (being 
Freemen or Freeholders of the said City) To Have the Care. Manage- 
ment. Working and Using the Fire Engines and Other Tools and 
Instruments for Extinguishing of Fires that may happen within the 
said City; which Persons so to be Elected and Appointed as Aforesaid 
shall be Called the Firemen of the City of New York, who with the 
Engineers of the said City arc thereby required and Enjoyned allwaya 
to be ready at A Call both by Night as well as by day to Manage Work 
and Use the same Fire Eng^ines and Others, that may hereafter belong 
to the same City and the Other Tools and Instnimcnts for Extinguish- 
ing of Fires that may happen or break out in the City aforesaid. Asd 
Whereas John Tiebout Blockmaker. Herfc]u!cs Wcndover Black- 
smith. Jacobus Dclamontagne Hlockmaker, Tliomas Brown Cuttlcr, & 
Abraham Vangeldcr Gunsmith, Inhabitants of the East Ward. Jacobus 
Stoutenburgh, Gunsmith William Roome Juii' Carpenter, Walter Hyer 
Scnr Bricklayer. Johannes Alstein Blacksmith and Evert Pelse Jun^ 
I Ropemaker, Inhabitants of the VS'est Ward. Peter Lott Carman, Peter 
Broawer Bricklayer, Albertus Tiebout Carpenter John Vredenhurgh 
^rpcntcr and [479] John Dunscomb Cooper Inhabitants of the North 
Vard. Johannes RiX)me Carpenter, Peter Marschalck Raker. Petrus 
Gp Baker. Abraham Kip Baker and Andrew Myer Jun' Cordwainer 
[nhabitants of the South Ward, Robert Richardson Cooper, Rynier 
Burger Blacksmith, Barent Busli Cixiper. David Vangclder Blacksmith 
il Johannes \'an Ducrsen Cordwainer. Inhabitants of the Dock Ward, 
jtfartinus Bogert Cannan Johannes Vredenburgh Cordwainer. 
Hohannes X'ansys Carpenter. Adolph Brasc Cordwainer and John Man 
wper Inhabitants of Monlgomeric Ward, Ai.l Strong, Able Discreet 
rtiest and sober ^fcn and are all Freemen or Freeholders of the said 
3ty have Voluntarily Offered themselves and are willing to Accept nf 
(he said Office of Firemen of the said City for the Consideration and on 
: Terms mentioned in tlic said Act it is therefore hereby Orderkd 
U)t the Sail] John Tiebout, Hercules Wcndover. Jacobus Ddamontagnc, 
'mmas Brown. Abraham Vangclder. Jacobus Stoutenburgh William 
nme Jun^ Walter Hycr. Johannes Alstein. Evert PcLie, Peter I-o«. 
Peter Brouwer. Albertus Tiebout, Johannes \'redenburg!i, John 
•unncomb, Johannes Roome, Peter Marschalck, Petrus Kip, Abraham 
Cip. Andrew ,\iycr, Robert Richardson. Kynier Burger. Barent Bush, 
" ivid \'angeldcr. Joharmes Van Dnersrn, Martinus Bnpcrt. Johannes 



438 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Vredenburgh, Johannes Van sys, Adolph Brass and John Man^ be and 
are hereby Nominated and Appointed the Firemen of the Said City of 
New York, and shall and may Have take Receive and Enjoy all the 
Benefitts, Liberties, Priviledges, and Exemptions mentioned in the 
Aforesaid Act of General Assembly during their Continuance in the 
said Office of Firemen, they behaving themselves diligently Indus- 
triously and Vigilantly in the Execution and discharge of their Office 
and duty as by the Aforesaid Act is Enjoyned and required, and that 
their Names be Registred and Entred with the Clerk of the Peace for 
the Said City. 

City of ) ^^ A Law for Regulating and declaring the Duty 
New York j of Firemen in the City of New York 

Whereas by an Act of General Assembly of this Colony made 
in the Eleventh Year of his present Majestys Reign Entituled An 
Act for the better Extinguishing Fires that may happen in the City 
of New York Among Other things it is thereby Enacted (Vizt) 
That it shall and may be lawfull to and for the Mayor Alder- 
men and Commonalty of the said City for the time being or the Major 
Part of them met as Aforesaid. To Make, Establish and Ordain such 
Rules Orders, Ordinances and Regulations, in Respect of the Govern- 
ment, Conduct, Duty & Behaviour of the Persons from time to time to 
be by them Elected Nominated or Appointed Firemen by Vertue of that 
Act, in the Working Managing and frequent Exerciseing, Trying and 
Using the same fire Engines, Tools and Other Instruments, and to 
Impose and Establish such Reasonable Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures 
upon them or any of them for default or Neglect of the Dutys, Busi- 
nesses and services thereby to be Enjoyned or required from them, as to 
the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the same City for the time 
being or the Major part of them met as Aforesaid shall from time to 
time think meet and Convenient. Therefore for the more Effectual 
putting in Execution the Aforesaid Act of General Assembly and 
Rendring the same more beneficial to all the Inhabitants of this City Be 
IT Ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Assistants of the City of 
New York Convened in Common Council and it is hereby Ordained by 
the Authority of the same That the said Firemen shall from time to 
time [480] and at all times during their Continuance in the Said Office 
of Firemen have and Enjoy the Benefitts and Priviledges hereafter 
mentioned and be subject to and demean themselves in the said Office 
According to the Rules & Regulations following (to witt) 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 439 

That as often as Any Accidental Fire shall happen or break 
First out within this City of New York Either by Night or by Day ; 
upon the first Notice thereof Either by the Ringing of the Bell 
at the City Hall or by any Other ways or means whatsoever ; The Said 
Firemen shall Immediately thereupon with all possible Expedition 
Repair to the fire Engines and draw them to the place where such fire 
Shall happen, and thereby the direction of the Mayor and Aldermen 
High sheriff, Engineer or Overseer of the Fire Engines or any of them 
(who shall happen to be first at such fire) with their utmost diligence 
Manage, Work & Play the Said Fire Engines, and all Other Tools and 
Instruments at such Fire, with all their power. Strength, Skill and 
understanding for the Speedy Extinguishing the same fire, and when 
such fire is Extinguished, shall draw back the Said fire Engines Tools 
and Instruments to the Engine House, and City Hall of this City ; there 
to be lodged and deposited well washed and Qeansed in good Order and 
Condition for Immediate use upon any Other Emergency. 

That if any Fireman Shall be Absent at any such Acci- 
Secoxdlv dental Fire (without reasonable Cause) he Shall forfeit and 

pay for Every such default the sum of twelve shillings 
Current Money of this Colony. 

That for the better keeping in good Order, and prescrv- 
Thirdly ing the Said fire Engines from decay and in good Repair; 
The Said Firemen (by the Order and direction of the Over- 
seer of the Said Fire Engines) once in Every Month (when the season 
of the Year will permitt) and at any time or times when required by the 
Mayor of this City, or any three or more of the Aldermen of the same 
City for the time being or by Order of Common Council or by Order of 
the Mayors Court of the same City, shall draw out the Said Fire 
Engines to Such place or places as they shall be directed and Work an*< 
Play the same Fire Engines, and wash and Cleanse them and be Carefull 
they be in good Order and Condition, and then return the same to the 
Engine House fitt for Service upon any Emergency. And that if any 
such Fireman shall Neglect his duty herein, such Firemen shall forfeit 
and pay for Every such default the sum of Six shillings Current Money 
Aforesaid 

That if any Person Nominated and Appointed A Fire- 
Fourthly man within this City (who shall freely take upon the Said 

Office of a Fireman and be Registred as such) shall at any 
time hereafter Neglect or refuse to do the duty of A Fireman within this 
City, in Working Manageing and frequent Exerciseing, trying and 
Using the Said Fire Engines Tools and Other Instruments provided 



440 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

for the better Extinguishing of Fires; Such Fireman making' such 
Default shall be Removed and Displaced from the Said Office of A 
Fireman and Struck out of the List and Register thereof, and another 
Strong, Able, Discreet, Honest and sober man, shall be Nominated, 
Appointed and Registred in his Room and place. 

That in Consideration of the good services of the Said 
Fifthly Firemen to be by them done and performed (Pursuant to 

the Act of General Assembly aforesaid) such Firemen so 
Elected, Nominated, Appointed, and Registred as Aforesaid, shall be 
freed, Exempted and Priviledged from Serving in the several Offices of 
A Constable, Surveyor of the Highways, Jurys or Inquests, or serving 
in the Militia or any of the Independant Companys within this City 
Except in Cases of Invasion or Other imminent danger. 

[481] That all the Aforesaid Forfeitures Shall and may be 
Sixthly Recovered before the Mavor Recorder and Aldermen of the 

Said City or any one of them and be Levied under the hand 
and seal of any one of them by Distress of the Goods & Chattells of the 
Person or Persons who shall make such default with reasonable Costs 
and Charges to be Expended for the Recovery of all such Forfeitures 
against the Offenders, and that the Said Forfeitures be disposed off in 
manner following that is to say, One half to the Informer who shall 
prosecute and sue for the same, and the Other half to the Treasurer 
of this Citj for the use of this Corporation. Dated at the City Hall of 
the Said Gty the Nineteenth day of September in the twelfth Year of 
the Reign of our sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of 
God King of Great Brittain, France and Ireland Defender of the faith 
&c: And in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
thirty Eight. 

Which Law was three times read and Approved, and Ordered 
the same be forthwith Published and Printed together with the forego- 
ing Order Appointing Firemen and that A Copy thereof be delivered to 
Each Fireman. And which Law after the Ringing of three Bells was 
Published at the City Hall Accordingly 

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

New York C " City Hall of the said City on fryday the 

twenty Ninth day of September (being the 
feast day of S*. Michael the Archangell) 
Anno DoIfT 1738 

Conformable to his Majestys Royal Charter and Pursuant to the 
Warrants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen of each Respective 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



441 



Ward within this Corporation for the Electing this day, One Alderman, 
one Assistant, two Assessors, One Collector and two Constables in the 
Six Wards on the south side of the fresh Water ; and One Alderman, 
one Assistant, four Assessors, two Collectors and four Constables for 
the Out Ward of the Said City, to serve in their Respective Offices for 
the Year Ensueing, According to the Usage Custom Laws and Ordi- 
nances of the Said City. And Accordingly the same day Return was 
made thereof to the Office of Town Clerk of the Said City under the 
hands of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenour of the 
Respective Warrants as followeth (Vizt) 



East Ward 



[482] 



^ 



West Ward ^ 



North Ward ^ 



South Ward < 



^John Walter ESq^ 

Charles Le Roux 

Abraham Lynsen 

Guilian Verplanck 

Bartholemew Skaats 

Moses Gambould 

Richard Annely 
^William Roome ESq'^ 

Henry Bogert 

William Latou 

Victor Hyer 

Garret Vangelder 

Thomas Wendover 

John NichoUs 
'^Christopher Bancker 
ESq^ 

William Vredenburgh 

ISaac Stoutenburgh 

John Van Arenum 

Stephen Bourdet 

Teunis Dufeur 

Elias Monbrut 
^John Moore ESq*" 

Abraham De Peyster 

Francis Sylvester 

William Eagles 

Phillip Goclet 

James Syms 
^Lawrence Vanderspiegel 



Vv 



! 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



442 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Dock Ward ^ 



Montgomerie 
Ward 



[Out Ward] ^ 



f Peter Jay ESq^ 
John Pintard 
Joseph Liddel 
Charles Crooke 
Thomas Willet 
Samuel Lewis 
Charles Lushar 
Peter Van Ranst ESq^ 
Cornelius Kortright 
Peter Vlierboom 
John Outhout 
William De Peyster 
William Rousby 
William Hawkshurst 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

ESqr 
Samson Bensen 
Phillip Minthorn 
John Minthorn 
Adrian Hoghlandt 
Jochem Anderson 
Matthew Macguirc 
Aaron Bussing 
John Waldron 
Benjamin Benson 
Dirck Benson 

^John Benson 



r 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 

J. [Constables] 

Alderman 
Assistant 

K Assessors 

Collector 

( Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

l Constables 

t Assessors 

Collector 

I Constables 



Howry 
Division 






Harlem 
Division 



The Clerk of this Court Informed the same that this Afternoon 
he sent his Clerk to the secretarys Office to know if his Honour the 
Lieutenant Governour had Appointed A Mayor A sheriff and A 
Coroner to serve in those Offices for the Year Ensueing, who brought 
for Answer, that M^ Morris the Deputy secretary told him, he did not 
know if the Governour had Appointed any Persons in those Offices by 
the Advice of the Council, Except Richard Nicholls ESq^ who was 
Appointed in the Office of Coroner and that he Refused to give him 
any Certificate thereof under his hand. 

Cornelius De Peyster the Present Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this Corporation is again hereby Elected and Appointed (Neminc 
Contra dicente) to be Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Corporation 
for the year Ensueing. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 443 

M» Mayor hath Appointed Thomas Wendover Cordwainer to be 
High Constable of this City for the Year Ensueing 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
West Ward to Elect another fitt Person to serve in the Office of A 
Constable for the Said Ward for the Year Ensueing in the Room of the 
Said Thomas Wendover & that the Election be on Wednesday Next, 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Alderman of the 
East Ward of the Said City to Elect Another fitt Person to serve in 
the Office of A Constable for the said Ward for the year Ensueing in 
the Room of Richard Annely who was this day Electe[d] and not 
qualified to serve Neither being a Freeman or a Freeholder, and 
that the Election be on Wednesday Next. 

[483] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to M*^ William Bradford Printer 

771 or Order the sum of two pounds three shillings and 

Warrant Issued six pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Ace! for Printing One hundred Copys of the 
Orders, and Laws, Relating to the appointment and Regulating of 
Firemen within this City as appears by his AccI which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

By the Mayor and Aldermen 

Present Paul Richard ESq"" Mayor 
William Roome ^ 

John Moore tc « au 

V, ^ Tr -a a. vESq'? Aldermen 

Peter Van Ranst 1 



J 



Christopher Bancker 

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

(Vi2l[)] 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh ten Ounces for A penny. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh one pound five Ounces 
for two pence. 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh two pounds ten Ounces 
for four pence. 

A Wheaten Loaf (the Coursest -Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise) to weigh three pounds three Ounces for four pence wheat 
being at four shillings ^ Bushell. and 

Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this Citv 
(hard Bisket only Excepted) than According to the above Assize. 
And all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



444 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

thereof and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall of 
the Said City the third day of Ortober in the twelfth year of his 
Majestys Reign Anno DoIH 1738. 

By Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

WiUL Sharpas Q 

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

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

fourteenth day of October Anno Domini 
1738. 

Present Paul Richard ESq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

John Walter 

William Roome 

Stephen Bayard 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Charles Le Roux "^ 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

William Vredenburgh 

Samson Bensen 

[484] Forasmuch as it doth not Appear to this Court that his Hon- 
our the Lieutenant Governour and Commander in Chief of this Prov- 
ince, did on the feast day of St Michael the Arch Angell now last 
past (with the Advice of his Majestys Council) Name and Appoint A 
Discreet and fitt Person to be Mayor of the Said City, and one Other 
fit & able Person to be sheriff of the said City for the Ensueing- Year. 
And Whereas it is provided by his Majestys Royal Charter Granted 
to this Corporation, that all Officers Either Appointed or Elected 
within this Corporation shall Continue and Remain in their Respective 
Offices untill Other fitt Persons are Appointed Elected and Sworn in 
their Rooms. And Whereas it is further Granted and provided by 
the Said Royal Charter that the Oaths appointed to be taken by the 
Nominated or Elective Officers of the Said Corporation Shall be 
Administred unto them Respectively by the Mayor of the Said City 
for the time being or his Deputy or the Recorder of the said City for 
the time being, by Vertue and Authority whereof, and according to the 



>* Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



445 



ESq^ Aldermen and Justices of the 
^ Peace, who took their places Accordingly 



Directions of his Majestys Royal Charter Granted to this Corporation. 

Paul Richard ESq'^ the present Mayor of this Corporation, Ad- 

ministred the Oaths Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken. 

Instead of the Oaths of Alleigance and supremacy, the Test Abjuration 

Oath and the Usual Oaths for the due Execution of their Respective 

Offices unto the Respective Magistrates and Officers following (Viz!) 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant" 

John Walter 

William Roome 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

William Vredenburgh 

samson Bensen 

John Pintard 

Cornelius Kortright 

Cornelius De Peyster ESq' Chamberlain or Treasurer of the City of 

New York 
Richard Nicolls ESq' Coroner of the City and County of New York 
Thomas Wcndover High Constable of the City of New York 

Constables (Vizi) 
Moses Gambould 



> : 



Assistants who took their places Accord- 



ingly 



East Ward 
West Ward 
North Ward 
South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 

Ward 
Bowry 

DivisTJH 
Harlem 

Division 



) Anthony Ham ) ^^ 
jThomas WenmanJ °^"*^"' 



Jacobus Johnson 

John Nicolls 

Nicholas Thomas 

Teunis Dufeur 

Elias Monbrut 

James Simms 

Lawrence Vanderspiegel —James Kennedy Deputy 

Samuel Lewis 

Charles Lushar 

William Rousby 



Jochem Anderson 
Matthew Macguire 
Dirck Benson 
John Benson 



Sworn in the Mayors Court 
October 17^ 1738 



446 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° • Treasurer to pay to M'^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

JJ2 and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 

Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings 

Current Money of this Colony in full of one quarter 
of A Years Sallary due and Ending this day. 

[485] Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Van Ranst, Alder- 
man Jay M'^ Le Roux and M'' Pintard or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Ace*? and all Other Publick 
Ace*? of this Corporation and make their Report on the Audit of the 
Treasurers Books and Ace*? with all Convenient Expedition. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas Town Clerk 

773 of this City or Order the sum of forty one poimds 

Warrant Issued One shilling and six pence Current Money of this 

Colony in full of his Acct being for one years sal- 
lary and Pen Ink and Paper for one year due and Ending this day and 
for divers Disburstments and Extraordinary services by him made and 
done for this Corporation as appears by his Acct which is Audited 
and allowed this day in full Common Council. 

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

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

fourth day of November Anno DoUT 1738 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'' Recorder 
William Roome "^ 

John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 
Christopher Bancker 
Peter Jay \ 

Henry Bogert "^ 

Abraham De Peyster Jun'" 
William Vredenburgh \ 

John Pintard . 

Cornelius Kortright J 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Assistants 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Council, and it is 
hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same that all the Laws Orders 
and Ordinances of this Corporation which on the fourth day of Novcm- 



r 



ESq" Aldermen 



Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 447 

ber last past were Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
and also all such Laws of this Corporation which were Since Made 
Ordained Established and Published, be, and by the Authority Afore- 
said are hereby Made Ordained Renewed Established and Published 
and Ordered to be Continue and Remain in full force and Vertue for 
one year from and after the date hereof (Viz*.) 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

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

A Law to Appoint Sworn surveyors of this City 

A Law for the better preventing of fire 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

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

A Law appointing a Place for the more Convenient hiring of 
Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Negroes and Slaves in the Night time. 

A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes & Indians from Gaming with 
Moneys or for Moneys. 

A Law for Regulating the Burial of Slaves 

A Law for Punishing of Slaves who Shall Ride disorderly 
through the Streets 

A Law Giving a Reward to any Person or Persons who Shall 
apprehend any Negro MuUatto or Indian Slave Offending against any 
of the Acts of General Assembly of this Colony. 
[486] A Law for Regulating of Carts and Carmen 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Guagers Packers and Cullers 

A Law Relating to Making Freemen 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessells in the Dock k Slips 
of this City 

Regulations for Paying Dock Money. 

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

A Law prohibiting the Burning Lime on the Commons 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing Fees for the Inviters to 
Funerals. 

A Law for Cleaning the Streets Lanes and Alleys of the said City. 

A Law for Paving the Streets Lanes & Alleys within the City of 
New York. 



448 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law against firing Guns in the Streets 

A Law against killing Neat Cattle anywhere but at the Slaughter 
Houses 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law to Prohibit digging Holes or Cutting Sodds on the 
Commons. 

A Law for preventing Frauds in Firewood, 

A Law Prohibiting Slaug[h]ter Houses in the Out Ward 

A Law Establishing Fees for the Slaughter Houses. 

A Law for Marking of Butter. 

A Law Prohibiting the Cutting Timber on the Commons by 
Brickmakers & Charcoale Burners. 

A Law for Regulating of Fences 

A Law for Regulating Midwifes within the City of New York 

A Law for Reg:ulating the Office of Chamberlain or Treasurer 
of the City of New York. 

A Law for the better securing of the City of New York from the 
danger of Gunpow[d]er, 

A Law Appointing proper places for unloading of Hay. 

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

A Law for preserving the Fish in Fresh Water Pond 

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

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

A Law appointing Convenient Places for unloading of Hay, for 
Establishing the Rates of Carting Hay in Trusses and Bundles and 
for the Ease of Ancient and disabled Carmen 

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

A Law to Prohibit the Exportation of Beef and Pork untill the 
Same is Repacked and Branded by the sworn Packers 

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

Ordered that M*" Recorder, Alderman Moore, Alderman Bancker, 
Alderman Jay M' De Peyster M"" Pintard and M'^ Kortright or any 
four of them be a Committee to Inspect into the Laws of this Corpora- 
tion, and see, what are Necessary and what not, and to make any 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 449 

Addition or Alteration to any of them as they shall Judge Needfull, 
and what further Laws are Necessary to be made for the better good 
Rule and Government of this Corporation, and that they make Report 
thereof to this Court with all Convenient Speed. And it is further 
Ordered that all Other Members of this Court be Admitted of the 
same Committee, that think fitt to Appear thereon. 

[487] Ordered that the Mayor Issue his Warrant 

N<* to the Treasurer to pay unto Johannes Johannes 

774 Myer or Order the sum of forty one pounds Eight 

Warrant Issued shillings Current Money of this Colony for him to 

pay the Respective W^atchmen of this City for their 
Wages or sallary due from the first day of May last past, to the first 
day of this Instant November. 

Ordered that the Treasurer of this Corpo- 
this Order made out ration pay unto Alderman William Roome 

ESq*" or Order the sum of One hundred and 
Ninety pounds towards the use of this Corporation, and to be Ac- 
counted for to this Court by the Said Alderman Roome. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome Alderman Van Ranst M^ De 
Peyster and M*" Vredenburgh or any three of them be A Committee 
to Agree with twelve Able Citizens to be Watchmen of this City from 
the first Instant to the first of May Next, who tc^ether with one of 
the Constables in their Turns are to be the Constable and Night 
Watch of this City during that time and that they make their Report 
thereof to this Court with all Convenient Expedition, with the Names 
of the Watchmen they agree with. 

The Committee for Letting the Stalls and Standings in the Pub- 
lick Marketts of this City have made their Report which was read & 
Approved, and is in the words following (Vizt) 

Pursuant to an Order of Common Council Dated the fourth of 
November 1737 for Letting the Stalls and Standings in the Publick 
Marketts of this Citv. We the Committee in Obedience to Said 
Order do Report that we have Lett to Farm the Stalls or Standings 
in the Said Marketts to the Butchers frequenting the same for the 
Rents hereafter mention'd for the Term of One Year Commencing 
the fourth day of this Instant November to be paid quarterly to the 

Vol. IV.— 29 . 



450 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City for the use of this Corporation 
as by the Said Order we were directed and required all which is 
Submitted by Your Humble servants. John Walter 

Peter Van Ranst 
A D: Peyster. 

The Stalls in the Markett House at Burgers Path 

Elizabeth Carpenter i Stall £15 - 0-0 

Israel & Timothy Horsfield N? 2 & 3 at 21 - 0-0 

Samuel Brown i D*> N<* 4 01 - 0-0 

Samuell Hopson i D*>N*>5 04-0-0 

The Stalls in the Fly Market 

Edward Kelly i Stall N° i 04 - 0-0 

Charles Dawson i D° N<* 2 04-0-0 

John Stockford i D° N° 3 03-0-0 

George Young i D** N° 4 03 - 0-0 

Patrick i D° N° 5 02-0-0 

Isaac Verrian i D° N^ 6 02- 0-0 

Counties Market 

Samuel Brown i D** 01 - 0-0 

Thomas Cox i D° 02-10-0 



62-10-0 



Pursuant to A Law of this Corporation Entitled A Law for the 
better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts of the City of 
New York. Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Van Ranst 
[488] Alderman Jay, M' De Peyster and M^ Bogert or any three of 
them be a Committee of this Court, who are hereby Authorized and 
Empowred to Enlarge, Alter Repair and support from time to time 
with Necessary Reparations and Amendments; all and Every the 
Markett Houses mentioned in the Said Law and to Give, Orders and 
directions for the Enlarging and Repairing the same from time to time 
at the Expence of this Corporation as they shall find Occasion; and 
also to Apportion the size of and to Mark and Number the several 
Stalls and Standings therein, or hereafter therein to be made, and to 
Contract for the Letting and setting of the same or any Number 
thereof to the several Butchers Resorting thereto, being Freemen of 
this City, for such Reasonable Rents as they or the Majority of them 
Can Agree for, to be Reserved payable by Equal proportions Ever>' 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 451 

Month or Every three Months in the Year to the Chamberlain of this 
Corporation for the use of the same, so that no more than two Stalls 
or Standings in any one of the said Marketts shall at any time be Lett 
or Leased to any One Butcher Resorting to or frequenting the Said 
Marketts; the Said Butchers or Others Contracting for the Said 
Stalls and Standings Giving Notes in writing under their hands to pay 
the Rent thereof Contracted for to the Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
this City for the use of the Corporation, and that from time to time, 
they Report to this Court, to whom and for what Rents they have lett 
Such Stalls and Standings and for what time. 



Lity of / gg gy ^gg Mayor and Aldermen 

NewYoricV . -» 

^, , K,, o , Assize of Bread 

March ye: 6*? 1738/9 

Ordered the Assize of Bread be till further Order as foUoweth. 
[(]Viz») 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh Eleven Ounces for A 
Penny 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh One pound Eight 
Ounces for two pence 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh three pounds for four 
pence 

A Wh EATEN Loaf (the Coursest Bran only taken out and not 
Otherwise) to weigh three pounds twelve Ounces for four pence. 
Wheat being at three shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell. and 

Ordered that no Other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
(hard Bisket only Excepted) than According to the above Assize, And 
all Bakers within this City are hereby required to take Notice thereof 
and make their Bread Accordingly. Dated at the City Hall of the 
Said City the Sixth day of March in the twelfth year of his Majestys 
Reign Anno DoTR 1738/9 

By Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Q 

By the Mayor and Aldermen Assize of Bread. 

Ordered A Wheaten Loaf (the Cours- 
March ye: 20*** 1738/9 est Bran only taken out and not Otherwise) 

to weigh three pounds Nine Ounces for four 
pence wheat being at thre^ shillings and Six pence ^ Bushell. 

By Order of the Mayor and Aldermen 

Will Sharpas Q 



452 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Wednesday 

the fourth day of April Anno DoHT 1739. 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stu)rvesant 

William Roome 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 



>.ESq'? Aldermen. 



Charles Le Roux ^ 

Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
William Vredenburgh 
samson Bensen 
John Pintard 
Cornelius Kortright 



>* Assistants 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer to pay to 
M'" Alexander Malcolm the Publick Schoolmaster of this City or Order 
the sum of twenty pounds Current Money of this Colony, out of the 
Moneys in his hands Raised by Vertue of An Act of General Assembly 
of this Colony made in the Eleventh Year of his present Majestys 
Reign Entituled An Act for the further Encouragement of A Publick 
School in the City of New York for teaching Latin, Greek and Math- 
ematicks, it being full of two quarters of A years Sallary or Reward 
due to the Said Alexander Malcolm and Ending the first day of 
December last past. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to M'" Edward Brewen the Publick 

775 Whipper of this City or Order the sum of five pounds 

Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of two quarters 

of A years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth 
day of March last past and also the sum of twenty Shillings for Whip- 
ping Eight Criminals Convicted of Petty Larceneys & Other Mis- 
demeanors since the nineteenth day of September last which in the 
whole amount unto Six pounds 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



453 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M*" Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

776 and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 

Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of one quarter ot 
A Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of January last 
past. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to pay to 

No M*" Alexander Lamb or Order the sum of four 

yjj pounds Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Warrant Issued sallary for Library Keeper to this Corporation due 

and Ending the first day of November last 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N® Treasurer to pay to M^ John Horn Brickmaker or 

778 Order the sum of two pounds fourteen shillings 
Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for 

two thousand hard Bricks for the use of this Cor- 
poration 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to pay to 
N^ M^ William Cornell the Lessee of the fferry of this 

779 City or Order the sum of twenty three pounds 
Warrant Issued Seven shillings and Six pence Curri Money of this 

Colony in full of his Acct for dieting of Workmen & 
Labourers, Labourers Wages, Moneys paid for quit Rent, Expences 
of the Committee mending of Glass Windows and ferriage on the 
Repairs of the ferry house and Building the Kitchin thereunto as 
appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and Allowed 

[490] Ori^red the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to Christopher Bancker ESq^ 

780 Alderman of the North Ward of this City or Order 
Warrant Issued the sum of thirty five pounds three pence three 

farthings in full Ballance of his Account for Re- 
pairs to the fferr>' house of this Corporation (the whole Acct Amount- 
ing to Eighty pounds three pence three farthings which he hath paid 
and disbursed) [(] wherein this Corporation have Credit' for fifty 
pounds) as Appears by his AccI which is Audited and'allowed 



454 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to Christopher Bancker ESq^ 

781 Alderman of the North Ward of this City or Order 
Warrant Issued the sum of Ninety seven pounds seventeen shillings 

and five pence Current Money of this Colony in full 
Ballance of his Acct towards the Repairs of the City Hall of this 
Corporation (the whole Ace*. Amounting unto two hundred and forty 
Eight pounds two shillings and three pence which he hath paid and 
disbursed for that service, in which Acct this Corporation have Credit 
for one hundred and fifty pounds four shillings and ten pence, as Ap- 
pears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Whereas Christopher Bancker ESq*" Alderman of the North Ward 
hath Advanced out of his own Moneys towards the Repairs of the 
City Hall and the fferry house A large simi of Money for which he 
hath not Charged any Interest, which if he had the same would have 
Amounted to upwards of four pounds, it is therefore Ordered that a 
Tackle and Block which was used in Repairing the City Hall be given 
to the Said M^ Bancker in lieu of the Said Interest. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N*> Treasurer to pay to William Roome ESq*" Alderman 

782 of the West Ward of this City the sum of seventeen 
Warrant Issued pounds five shillings and Nine pence half penny 

in full Ballance of his Acct for sundry Disburstments 
by him made towards Repairs on the City Hall the ferry house and 
WorkHouse and Other Disburstments for this Corporation (the whole 
Ace! Amounting unto two hundred and seven pounds five shillings and 
Nine pence half penny which he hath paid and Disbursed for those 
services in which Accl this Corporation have Credit for One hundred 
and Ninety pounds as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

The Petition of M«" Henry Bogert was read, praying A Grant 
from the Rear of his Dwelling House and Lott to Low Water Mark, 
and from thence two hundred foot into Hudsons River. Ordered 
the Said Petition be Referred to Alderman Roome Alderman Van 
Ranst M^ Le Roux and M^ De Peyster or any three of them to Examine 
into the Allegations of the Petitioner and to make their Report thereon 
and upon what Terms Covenants and Conditions the Same Ought to be 
Granted. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 455 

Ordered that Lucas Van Vechte an Ancient and infirm Carman 
be Lycenced to Sitt upon the Shafts of his Cart and drive the same 
for his Ease and better Relief of himself and familv. Provided he 
drive not his Cart faster than a Walk or foot pace, and not A Trot 
but Slowly and Patiently 

Ordered, that Alderman Stuyvesant, Alderman Bancker, and M'' 
Benson or any two of them be A Committee (Calling one of the Sur- 
veyors of this City to their Assistance) to Cause the Said Surveyor 
to Survey and lay out the Patent or Title of Abraham Delametre to 
the Land now in his Possession in the Out Ward of this City near 
the Saw Kill, and that if, by the said survey it appear that the said 
Delametre hath Incroached and taken in any of the Lands belonging 
to this Corporation, that the Said Delametre do pay half the Expence 
of the Said survey & if Otherwise the said Expence to be defrayed 
by this Corporation. 

[491] Ordered also that the same Committee do lay out the Land 
of Jonathan Hardman and Abraham Anderson (lying a little to the 
Eastward of Turtle Bay run of Water in the same Ward, and Report 
to this Court what Incroachments are made on the City's Lands and 
by whom, and what part thereof this Corporation may lett out to 
Lease to the Said Abraham Anderson without damage to the Neigh- 
bourhood thereabouts, or to the Publick by Lessening the Commons. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to M'^ James Mills the Keeper of 

783 the Gaol of this City or Order the sum of thirteen 

Warrant Issued pounds Eight shillings and Nine pence Current 

Money of this Colony in full of his Accl for Empty- 
ing the Ordure Tubbs of the Prisoners and Victualling several Pris- 
oners in Gaol to this day as Appears by his Ace*, which is Audited and 
Allowed. 

Ordered that this Court or so many of them as do make A Common 
Council do lett to ffarm the Dock and slips of this City by publick 
Vendue to the highest bidder for one year to Commence the first day 
of May next at the House of William English near the Old Custom 
House on thursday the twenty Sixth Instant at three a Clock in the 
Afternoon, on the same Conditions it was lett on the last vear. and 
that Printed Advertisements be made thereof Accordingly 



456 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered that Alderman Moore, Alderman Jay, M*" De Peyster 
and M' Pintard or any three of them be A Committee to Qean the 
Dock of this City and Repair the Wharfes Inclosing the same, so far 
forth as the Revenue of the said Dock aiid Slips will Amount unto, 
and no further, and it is also further Ordered that the Treasurer of 
this Corporation do from time to time pay to the said Committee all 
the Moneys Arising by the Revenue of the said Dock and slips to be 
Applyed by them for those uses, whereof they are from time to time 
to Account to this Court, and that the Receipts of the said Committee 
or any three of them shall be unto him A sufficient discharge for so 
much on his Account. 

Ordered the Treasurer pay to Paul Richard ESq^ 

X° Mayor of this City the sum of thirty two pounds 

784 Current Money of this Colony, and that the Mayor 

Warrant Issued Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer for payment of 

r"^,„^^ the same for services done for two years. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Tn^ Treasurer to pay to Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Re- 

> 785 corder of this City the sum of thirty two potmds 

Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony for services done. 

Upon Application to this Court by the Church Wardens and a 
Committee of the Vestry of Trinity Church within this City in the 
West Ward thereof on behalf of the Rector and Inhabitants of the 
City of New York in Communion of the Church of England as by 
Law Established, signifying their Intentions to Enlarge their Church 
Yard by taking in with their Garden on the south side of the present 
Church Yard, which they have for some time past suffered to be used 
as a way or Passage, and Instead thereof to leave a Lane or Alley of 
twent>^ foot wide out of their Said Garden near the Lutheran Church 
Yard (by the Name of Robinsons Street) and for greater Ornament 
[492] that they intend to Continue the Post and Rail ffence in the 
Street fronting the Church Yard to the North side of the Lane so by 
them intended to be laid out. All which they prayed this Court will be 
pleased to give them leave to do; which is by this Court Accordingly 
Granted, the Said Church Wardens and Committee having Consented 
that the Lane or Alley so proposed to be left shall Remain as a Publick 
Lane or Alley forever and that the same shall be Recorded as such 

^ ' * By Order of Common Councill 

Wilt Sharpas Ct 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



457 



>-ESqf Aldermen 



^ 



>- Assistants 



J 



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

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

fifteenth day of May Anno DoITT 1739. 

Present Paul Richard ESq'" Mayor 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
William Roome 
John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 
Christopher Bancker 
Peter Jay 

Charles Le Roux "^ 

Henry Bogert 
Abraham De Peyster 
samson Benson 
William Vredenburgh 
John Pintard 

The Committee Appointed the fourth day of April last past to Lett 
to Farm the Dock and slips of this City for one year &c: do Report 
that at the time and place in the Said Order mentioned, they have, by 
Publick Auction Outcry and Vendue lett the said Dock and slips to ff arm 
unto Samuel Richards of this City Mariner for the Rent of Eighty five 
pounds to be paid quarterly, he being tlie highest bidder, and have 
directed the Common Clerk of this Corporation to prepare A Lease 
thereof Accordingly, and that they are of Opinion, the said samuel 
Richards together with Barthelemew Skaats of this City Goldsmith 
will be sufficient sureties for the performance of Covenants in the said 
Lease which is nevertheless submitted to the Consideration of this 

^ Paul Richard Henry Bogert 

Christopher Bancker Charles Le Roux 

John Moore Cornelius Kortright 

Peter Jay John Pintard 
William Roome 

which Report is Approved and the Lease being read in the presence 
of the said samuell Richards and Approved, it is hereby Ordered that 
the Clerk of this Court affix the seal of this Corporation to the said 
Lease Accordingly, and sign the same by Order of this Court ; and like- 
wise take Care that the said samuell Richards and Bartholemew Skaats 
Execute a Bond for performance of Covenants in the sum of One 
hundred and sixty pounds. 



458 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M'" Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 

786 and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 
Warrant Issued or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Curr! 

Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of a 
Years sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of April last past. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ William English or Order 

787 the sum of One pound two shillings and four pence 
Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony in full of his Ace! 

for Expences of this Corporation at his House at the 
time of letting to ffarm the Dock and slips of this City on the twenty 
sixth past, as Appears by his AccS which is Audited and Allowed 

[493] Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay to M'" James Mills the Keeper of 

788 the Gaol of this City or Order the sum of two 
Warrant Issued pounds four shillings and three pence Current 

Money of this Colony in full of his Ace*, for Victual- 
ling Joseph Steel and Samuell Flood two of his Prisoners Committed 
to his Custody as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay unto M*" Robert Crannell or Order 

789 the sum of twenty Six pounds ten shillings Current 
Warrant Issued Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for paying 

double Watchmen Carts on Whiping of Criminals, 
Cleaning and Mending the Windows of the City Hall, Firewood and 
Candles for the Watch to the first Instant, Firewood for the Common 
Council & Courts, and Sixteen Shillings paid Thomas Wenman for 
going on two Messages on board the Rose Man of War Cap! Windham 
as appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

The Comittee appointed the fourth day of April last to Examine 
into the Allegations of the Petition of M^ Henry Bogert for a Grant 
of all the Land and soil from the Rear of his Lott Situate on the West 
side of the Broadway the whole breadth thereof being one and thirty 
foot to low Water Mark and to Extend it self from thence into the 
North or Hudsons River two hundred foot into the said River &c: 
have made their Report in the Words following (Viz*) In Pursuance 
of an Order of Common Council the fourth day of April Anno Domini 
1739 to Examine into the Allegations of the Petition of Henry Bogert 
in Pursuance of that Order we have Examined the same and are of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 459 

Opinion that the Prayers of his Petition may be Granted upon his pay- 
ing for Ever the yearly Quit Rent of four pence ^' foot for Every foot 
in breadth behind his Said Lott, and that he leave A Street of forty 
foot in breadth behind his Said Lott, and also One Other Street of the 
same breadth at the Extent of the Water Lott to be Granted him when 
he shall see Cause to Wharf out so farr, into the North River. And 
We do further Report for the Encouragement of Improving that part 
of the Town ; the Said M' Bogert shall be bound by A Covenant in his 
Grant for that purpose, that whenever any three or more of the Neigh- 
bourhood shall be willing and desirous to Wharf or Dock out into the 
said North River that he shall also be Obliged to joyn with them and 
Dock out behind his Said Lott into the said North River, as far as they 
shall so dock out behind their own Lotts. all which is Nevertheless 
Submitted by us Witt Roome 

Pef Van Ranst 
A D Pevster 

Which Report was read and Approved by this Court, and it is therefore 
Ordered that this Corporation do Grant the Said Land and soil and 
Water Lott mentioned in the said Petition to the Said Henry Bogert 
his Heirs & Assigns for Ever on the Annual Rent of ten shillings and 
four pence and on the Covenants and Conditions in the Said Report 
mentioned under the Common seal of this Corporation and that the 
Qerk of this Court do Accordingly Affix the Common seal of this 
Corporation to the Said Grant and sign the same by Order of this Court 

Ordered that Alderman Roome Alderman Bancker and M'" Vreden- 
burgh or any two of them be A Committee to make an additional 
Building at the Poorhouse of this City for A Receptacle and Con- 
veniency of Such unhappy Poor as are or shall be Visited with any 
Malignant or Obnoxious disease, in such manner as they shall see 
most Needfull and Convenient for the purposes [494] Aforesaid, and 
that they procure Materials and Employ Workmen for Compleating 
and finishing the same at the Expence of this Corporation, and do 
keep A particular Acct of the Cost and Expence thereof untill the same 
is fully finished and Compleated. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to Alderman William Roome ESq^ 

790 or Order the sum of twelve pounds ten shillings 

Warrant Issued Current Money of this Colony, for the like sum by 

hun paid to the Constables for their service on the 



46o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Night Watches from the first day of May 1738 to the fourteenth day of 
October last. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay unto Johannes Myer, Roeliff Van 

791 Maepelin, Johannes Van Duersen, Jacobus Mon- 
Warrant Issued tagne, Michael Comelisse, Adam King, William 

Fisher, Abraham Van Duersen, Joseph Anno, 
Jacobus Slover, Nicholas Defreest, and Johannes Montague or 
Order the sum of forty two pounds Current Money of this Colony in 
full of their service as Watchmen for this City from the first day of 
November last to the first day of this Instant May. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M'" Robert Crannell one of the 

792 Marshalls of this City or Order the simi of fourteen 
Warrant Issued pounds seventeen shillings Currt Money of this 

Colony, by him to be paid to the several Constables 
for doing their Duties upon the Night Watches within this City from 
the fourteenth day of October last to the first day of this Instant May. 
the Said M*" Crannell giving an Acct unto M*" Mayor unto whom he 
shall pay the same 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Jay and M'" Pintard be 
A Committee to Agree with three Able Watchmen, who together with 
a Constable Each Night are hereby declared and Appointed to be the 
Constable and Watch of this City, to the first day of November Next. 
and make their Report with all Convenient Expedition. 

The Petition of M^ William Cornell the Lessee of the Ferry was 
read in the words following (to witt) 

To the Worshipfull the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen 
of the City of New York and to the Assistants of the Said 
City Convened in Common Council. 

The Humble Petition of William Cornell the 

Present Tenant of the Citys fferry House anfd] 

^ fferry on Nassau Island. 

Sheweth 

That your Petitioner hath had the Said fferry in his Possession but 

twelve Months from the twenty fifth day of March last; and from 

September and October last hitherto he has sustained Very Considerable 

Losses by the Spreading of the Small Pox, which deters both Strangers 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 461 

and Travellers from Coming to Town, and the Country People from 
Coming to Market as Usual, That your Petitioners family was Very 
soon visited with the Said Distemper, and by it had the Misfortune to 
Loose two fine Negro Men for which he gave One hundred and ten 
pounds besides A Young Negro Woman born in his own family of 
great Value. That when he first took the fferry he Offered Sixty five 
pounds ^ Annum Rent more than the former Tenant had given, and 
had provided himself with Boats Negroes and all Other Conveniencies 
at a Very great Charge & Expence in Order to perform his Duty and 
gain A Comfortable Subsistance for himself and family, which was all 
he Expected thereby. But as it pleases Almighty God Still to suffer 
the distemper to Spread and Continue not only in the City but also in 
many parts of the Country, Your PetiOHers loss does dayly Continue ; 
and unless he be relieved by the Charity of this Board in an [495 1 
Abatement of the Great Rent he is to pay, he knows not when or where 
his Losses will End unless it be in this, that if they Continue much 
longer without Relief he will be Rendred Altogether incapable of doing 
that Justice to this Corporation and his Other Creditors, which 
Otherwise he Ought and is desirous to do. 

Wherefore Your Petitioner humbly prays 
this Board will be favourably pleased to take his 
unhappy Case into their Serious Consideration, 
and as his losses have been such as has not been 
in the power of Man to prevent, to Grant him 
such Relief in the Abatement of his Rent as this 
Board in their great Goodness shall think meet 
and reasonable, and Your Petitioner as in Duty 
bound shall ever pray &c : 

William Cornell 

And upon Mature Consideration had thereupon it is Ordered by this 
Court that the sum of Sixty five pounds Current Money of this Colony 
be abated unto the Said William Cornell out of this Years Rent of the 
Ferry, and that the Treasurer of this City be served with A Copy of 
this Order and take Notice hereof Accordingly, which shall be A 
sufficient discharge to him for so much on his Ace*, for so much Rent 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N® Treasurer to pay to Alderman John Moore ESq' or 

793 Order the sum of thirty three pounds Eleven shil- 

Warrant Issued lings Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Acd for Nails for the City Hall and Ferry disburst- 
ments and payments by him made for Scows Plank and Other 



463 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Materialls towards Repairing & Cleaning the Dock and G:>mmon 
Sewer &c : as appears by his Ace* which is Audited and Allowed 



No 

794 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay unto Alderman John Moore ESq' 

and M*" Abraham De Peyster or their Order the 

sum of forty pounds four shillings and Eleven pence 

Curri Money of this Colony in full of their Acd 

for Qearing and taking Mudd and soil out of the Dock of this City 

and Repairing the scow to the seventh day of July last as Appears by 

their Ace! which is Audited and allowed 



City of ) gg 
New York C 



Present 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
twenty third day of August Anno DofTT 

1739 

Paul Richard ESq*^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

John Moore 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Charles Le Roux 

Henry Bogert 

John Pintard 

Cornelius Kortright 



>-ESq" Aldermen 



y 
^ 



>^ Assistants 



^ 



No 

795 
Warrant Issued 



Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto M'" Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 
and Messenger to the Common Council of this City 
or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of 
A Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of July last past. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto M*" Edward Brewen the Pub- 
lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
pounds ten shillings Current Money of this Colony in 
full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of June last and also the sum of ten shillings 



No 

796 
Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 463 

for Whipping four Criminalls since the fourth day of April last, who 
were Convicted of Petty Larceny, and Other Misdemeanors, which in 
the whole Amount unto three pounds 

[496] Ordered the Clerk of this Court, deliver to M^ Abraham 
Elbertse and Daniel Masters their Bond for performance of Covenants 
to this Corporation on the Lease of the Dock & Slips of this City when 
the same were farmed to the said Abraham Elbertse. it Appearing to 
this Court that the Said Abraham Elbertse hath performed the 
Covenants in the same Lease 

The Petition of M*" John Chambers for A Grant of A Water Lett 
in the Rear of his House and Lott of Land in the Broadway the whole 
breadth of his Stone Wall fronting to the Nortli or Hudsons River two 
hundred foot into the said River, being read, was Allowed & Ordered 
the Prayer of the Said Petition be Granted, and that Alderman Roome 
and M*" Bogert be A Committee to Ascertain the Demensions thereof 
and the yearly Rent thereof, and that the Clerk of this Court do affix 
the seal of this Corporation to the Said Grant, on the like Covenants 
and Conditions on which the water Lott was lately Granted to M' 
Bogert. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman Van Ranst, M*" Le Roux 
M' Bogert and M'" De Peyster (whereof Alderman Roome to be one) 
Calling to their Assistance the surveyors of the Said City, be A Com- 
mittee to make A survey and Draught, of A Street to be laid out at or 
Near High Water Mark on Hudsons River, from the Lott late of 
Charles Sleigh in the Broadway of this City to the Lott of Gerardus 
Comfort and make their Return and Report thereof with all Convenient 
Expedition. 

Ordered the Treasurer of this City forthwith pay to his Majestys 
Receiver General, all the Quit Rents due from this Corporation to his 
Majesty, and take his Receipt for the same 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N<* Treasurer to pay to M'" Jacobus Turck or Order the 

797 sum of fourteen pounds Eleven Shillings and Nine 

Warrant Issued pence Current Money of this Colony in full of his 

Acci for one year and one quarter of a Years Sal- 
lary as Overseer of the fire Engines due and Ending the first day of 
this Instant August, and for mending of some work belonging to the 
Said fire Engines as Appears by the same Acci which is Audited and 
Allowed. 



464 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Present 



>► ESq" Aldermen 



>^ Assistants 



No 

798 
Warrant Issued 



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

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

fifteenth day of September Anno DoiH 1739 

Paul Richard ESq*" Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq*" Recorder 

Gerardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Charles Le Roux 

Abraham De Peyster 

William Vredenburgh 

John Pintard 

Cornelius Kortright 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto M^ Edward Brewen the Pub- 
lick Whipper of this City or Order the sum of two 
pounds ten shillings Current Money of this Colony 
in full of one quarter of A Years Sallary due and 
Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant September and also the sum 
of two shillings and six pence like Money for whipping A Criminal 
since the 23? day of August last who was Convicted of Pett>' Larceny 
which in the Whole Amounts unto two pounds twelve shillings and 
Six pence. 

[497] William Sharpas Common Clerk or Town Clerk of this City 
produced unto this Court A letter unto him directed by M*^ Anthony 
Rutgers, late one of the Representatives of this City in General 
Assembly with Eleven Certificates Inclosed therein of the Dates here- 
after mentioned with A Release Endorssed on the Backside of each 
Certificate subscribed by the proper hand writing of the Said Anthony 
Rutgers ; which Letter was read in the Words following and Ordered 
to be Entred (Viz5) New York August 25*? 1739. S'" Ever since I 
had the Honour to be Chosen one of the Representatives for this City 
and County in the General Assembly ; I did at the Close of each session 
upon the Certificate of the service, draw and sign A Release for the 
same thereby putting it out of my power, my Executors or Administra- 
tors to make any Claim or demand for such service; and that the 
Corporation may be satisfied therein ; I beg the favour that at their next 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 465 

Meeting in Common Council, You will lay before them the Eleven 
Inclosed Certificates, and when the same are Entred or Minuted in such 
manner as they shall think fitt that you will Return them to your 
humble servant Anthony Rutgers (Viz^) days 

1727 November 25^!? 57 

1728 September 2i*? 62 

1729 July 12^ 61 

1730 October 29^^ 66 

1731 September 30*^ 37 

1732 October 14*** 67 

1734 June 22^ 59 

1734 November 28^ 59 

1735 November 8*** 26 

1736 November lo^* 29 

1737 May 3^ 29 

552days 

Whereupon this Court in the Name and on the behalf of this Cor- 
poration do Return the Said Anthony Rutgers ESq^ their hearty thanks 
for his good services as one of their Representatives in General 
Assembly, and Ordered the Said Certificates be Returned to him 
Accordingly 

The Petition of Anthony Rutgers ESq' praying A Grant of fifty 
foot of Land through which to lay A Drain in Order to Drain the 
Swamp Contiguous to Afresh Water &c: was read in the Words 
following (Viz^) 

To the Worshipfull The Mayor, Recorder & Alder- 
men of the City of New York and to the Assistants of the 
Said City Convened in Common Council 
c. The Petition of Anthony Ruteers ESq^ 

ShEWETH J b ^ 

That on the Sixth day of April which was in the Year of our Lord 
One thousand seven hundred and thirty three the Petitioner presented 
to this Court of Common Council his Petition setting forth that he had 
then lately Obtained his Majestys Grant and Letters Patent for the 
Swamp near fresh Water within this City, and had then with great 
Charge and Expence Cleared A great part thereof and hoped by the 
Blessing of God to Clear and Drain the whole, which when perfected it 
is Conceived will greatly Contribute to the health of this City and all 
the Inhabitants thereof Continguous thereunto And forasmuch as the 
Petitioner Could not Effectually drain the same Swamp without laving 

Vol. IV.-30. 



466 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Drain into Hudsons River as far as Lowater mark, then Humbly 
prayed this Court for Leave and Licence to place such I>rain from the 
Petitioners Land into Hudsons River Aforesaid as far as Low Water 
Mark with Liberty to ffence and Guard the Said Drain against the 
Violence of the Ice and Storms, so as to Render the same usefull for 
the Purposes Aforesaid &c: [498] Which Petition being then Read 
and Considered by the then Common Council. That Court then Or- 
dered the Prayer thereof to be Granted. Provided the same be no Stop 
or Determine or do not Incommode the Highway or Passage there, and 
that the Petitioner do not Exceed twenty foot in breadth in performing 
the same And Forasmuch as the Petitioner has Already been at 
Vast Charge and Expence in Ditching and Clearing the Said swamp 
and making the said Drain in some measure usefull thereunto Yet 
Experience hath Convinced Your Petitioner, that twenty foot of 
Ground is too Scanty a Piece Conveniently to make and place thereon, 
proper Works and Machines for the securing Amending and Repairing 
the same Drain from time to time as Occasion may require, and 
Rendring it more usefull and Convenient for the purposes aforesaid. 

The Petitioner therefore most Humbly prays 
that this Court will take the Premisses into their 
serious Consideration and Grant unto him and 
to his Heirs and Assigns for ever under the seal 
of this Corporation fifty foot of Ground in 
breadth English measure from the Petitioners 
Land at the place where his Drain is now laid 
into Hudsons River Aforesaid as far as low 
Water Mark for the Making and Erecting 
thereon and therein such sufficient flFences, 
Works Engines or Machines as may be proper 
and usefull for securing & preserving the Said 
Drain at such Moderate and Reasonable Rent 
as to this Corporation shall Seem meet, the 
Petitioner Covenanting with this Corporation, 
not to Stop up Obstruct or Incommode any 
Highway or Passage that now is or hereafter 
may be laid out over or through the Said fifty 
foot of Ground so to be Granted. 

And the Petitioner shall Ever pray &c: 

Antho: Rutgers 
The prayer of which Petition is bv this Court thought Reasonable 
and therefore Ordered to be Granted; the Petitioner his Heirs ft 
Assigns &c: paying the yearly Rent of Six shillings from and after the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 46I 

twenty fifth day of March Next Ensueing, and that the Clerk of this 
Court affix the Common seal of this Corporation to the Said Grant 
accordingly, and sign the same by Order of this Court 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N<» Treasurer to pay unto M^ John Middagh or Order the 

799 sum of two pounds Six Shillings Current Money of 
Warrant Issued this Colony in full of his Acct for Riding and Carting 

Beams, Shingles, Stones, Clay, Lime, Bricks, Boards 
&c: for the use of the Ferry of this Corporation on Nassau Island in 
May 1738. as Appears by his Accl which is Audited and allowed. 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 
N** Treasurer to pay unto M^ Aert Middagh or Order 

800 the sum of fifteen shillings and Nine pence Current 
Warrant Issued Money of this Colony in full of his Acc^ for Carting 

and Riding Stones, Lime & Clay for the use of the 
Ferry of this Corporation on Nassau Island in June 1728 as appears by 
his Acct which is Audited and Allowed. 

Ordered Alderman Moore, Alderman Van Ranst and M*" Le Roux 
or any two of them be a Committee to propose to M^ Obadiah Hunt 
(the security for M^ A [n] drew Law de^. late Lessee of the Dock and 
Slips of this City for his performance of Covenants &c:) for some 
Person to Administer on the Goods and Chattells of the Said Andrew 
Law, in Order to Settle the accl depending between this Corporation 
and the Said Andrew Law. 

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

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

twenty Ninth day of September (being the 
Feast day of St Michael the Archangell) 
anno DoiIT. 1739 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 
William Roome 
John Moore 
Peter Van Ranst 
Christopher Bancker 
Peter Jay 
[499] Qiarles Le Roux 

Henr>' Bogcrt 
Abraham D: Peyster 
William Vrcdenburgh 
John Pintard 
Cornelius Kortright 



>.ESq'? Aldermen 



>. Assistants 



468 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Conformable to his Majestys Royal Charter, and Pursuant to the 
Wai rants of the Mayor Issued to the Aldermen of Each Respective 
Ward within this Corporation for the Electing this day One Alderman, 
One Assistant two Assessors one Collector and two Constables in the 
Six Wards on the South side of Fresh Water, and One Alderman One 
Assistant, four Assessors, two. Collectors and four Constables for the 
Out Ward of the Said City to Serve in their Respective Offices for the 
year Ensueing, According to the Usage, Custom Laws and Ordinances 
of the Said City. And Accordingly the same day Return was made 
thereof, to the Office of Town Clerk of the Said City imder the hands 
of the Respective Aldermen According to the Tenour of the Respective 
Warrants as followeth (Vizt[)] 



East Ward 



West Ward 



< 



V. 



North Ward 



South Ward 



^ Simon Johnson ESq'^ 
Samuel Lawrence 
Jacobus Roosevelt 
Guilian Verplanck 
Bartholemew Skaats 
Henry Row 
James Charlton 

/^William Roome ESq' 
Henry Bogert 
Hermanus Aelstyne 
William Latou 
John Stevens 
John Harris 
William Ludlow 
Christopher Bancker 

ESq^ 
William Vredenburgh 
ISaac Stoutenburgh 
John Van Arenham 
Stephen Bourdet 
Peter Hendrickse 
Arent Van Hook 

''John Moore ESq'^ 
Al)rahani Dc Peystcr 
Cornelius Clopper 
Peter Low 
Henry Carmer Jun*" 
Henry Breested 
Koenraet Teneyck 
Cordwainer 



< 



\. 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 

Collector 

S Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(Assessors 

Collector 

> Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 



i Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 



I 



Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



469 



Dock Ward. 



^^ 



Montgomeric 
Ward 



[500] 



[Out Ward] < 



f Peter Jay ESq^ 
John Pintard 
John Breese 
Charles Crooke 
Thomas Willet . 
Richard Noble 
William Gale 

f Peter Van Ranst ESq^ 
Cornelius Kortright 
Peter Vlierboom 
John Marshall 
William De Peyster 
Richard Green 
Stanl[e]y Ho[l]mes 
Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

ESq^ 
Phillip Minthorn 
Jelles Mendevil 
Lawrence Gamer 
Jacob Somerendyck 
ISaac Delamontagne 
Frederick Webber 
Arent Bussing 
Benjamin Bensen 
Lawrence Low 
Jacob Ehxkman 
ISaac Mver 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 
Collector 

V Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

> Assessors 






Collector 



V. 



(Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

) 

Collector 
[ Constables 



for the 
>► Dowry 
Division 






for Harlem 
Division 



The Honourable George Clarke ESq^ Lieutenant Govemour of 
this Province of New York by and with the Consent of his Majestys 
Council was pleased to Appoint the following Officers for the City 
and County of New York for the year Ensueing (Vizi) 

John Cruger ESq'^ to be Mayor of the City of New York, Water 
Bayliff and Clerk of the Market for the Said City William Cosby 
ESq^ to be High SheriflF of the Said City & County of New York and 
Richard Nicholls to be Coroner of the Said City and County for the 
year Ensueing. 

Resolved (Nemine Contra diccnte) that Cornelius De Peyster 
ESq' the present Chamberlain or Treasurer of this City, be, and is 
hereby Elected and Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of th 
Corporation for the year Ensueing 



47© 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COU& 



M» Mavob hath Appointed M' Henry Breested 
Office of High Constable of this Corporation for the 

Okdekeu the Alderman of the South Ward do d 
tion of A Constable for the said Ward on Saturday J 
of Henry iircested. Api>ointed High Constable. 

Ordiired tlie Petition of M' Peter Stoutenburg;h 
[iraying to be Appointe<l Overseer of the Poorhous 
Correction &c:) be Referred to the further Consi 
Court, 



^.•■■'•V'Jss 

New lorkj 



Att a Common Cou 
City Hall of the Said Ci 
the fourth day of Octol 
1739. 

Paul Richard ESqf Mayor 

naiiiol Ilorsmanden ESqf Recorder 

Gcrrardus Stuyvcsant ~^ 

William Roomc 

John Mcoro ^ESq'? A 

Poior \'an Kan$t 

Potcr Ja> J 

Henry I'ogon S 

Abraham IV IVy.Mi-r 

\Vilii:i:-; Xridenlurfrh LAssistan 

Tohi! rir.wrd 

C.^r!io:i;:> Korrlp-i 



i.''.:!»rKEr A s'.::V..-:o:: 


r70-.T-.3n cr FreehoMcr be 


r.is: War,; .1 iV^s City 


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ro;.j,-:i cf h-.s beint: A Co~"-. 


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r:^::?': ir-.- :hst re^re. he ' 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 471 

from serving in that Office by reason of his being one of his Majestys 
Justices of the Peace for the County of Orange within this Province 
and that the Election be on Munday Next. 

Ordered A sufficient Freeman or Freeholder be Elected in the 
North Ward of this City to serve in the Office of A Constable for the 
Said Ward for the year Ensueing [501] in the Room of M^ Arent 
Van Hook Sexton of the Dutch Church within this City whereby he is 
Exempted from serving in that Office of A Constable it being 
Inconsistent with the duty thereof and that the Election be on Munday 
Next. 

Ordered A sufficient Freeman or Freeholder be Elected in the 
Bowry Division of the Out Ward of this City to serve in the Office of 
A Constable for the Said Division for the year Ensueing in the Room 
of Frederick Webber lately Returned Elected into that Office, and 
upon Examination not qualified to serve therein, he not being Either A 
Freeman or Freeholder within the Same, and that the Election be on 
Munday Next. 

Ordered A sufficient Freeman or Freeholder be Elected be Elected 
in tlie Dock Ward of this City, to serve in the Office of A Constable 
for the said Ward for the year Ensueing in the Room of Richard 
Noble who at the time of the last Election was not A Freeman or 
Freeholder within the Said Ward, and that the Election be made on 
Munday Next. 

Ordered that A Licence to Sell Strong Liquors by Retaile within 
this City be Granted Gratis to Edward Eastham in Consideration of 
his low Circumstances and his inability by Sickness to Exercise his 
Trade. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer to pay to M^ William Roome Jun^ or 

801 Order the sum of thirteen pounds seven shillings and 
Warrant Issued Six pence Current Money of this Colony in full of 

his Acct for Carpenters work by him and his Son 
done and performed at the Poor House of this Corporation in August 
and September last as Appears by his Acct which is Audited and 
allowed 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N^ Treasurer to pay unto M*" Pieter Van Orde or 

802 Order the sum of Eight pounds five shillings and 
Warrant Issued seven pence Current Money of this Colony in full 

of his Acct for Ei<jht thousand two hundred of 



472 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Bricks by him sold and delivered at the Poorhouse for the use of this 
Corporation in August and September last as Appears by his Ace! 
which is Audited and Allowed 



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

New York j City Hall of the Said City on Munday the 

fifteenth day of October (Stmday being 
the fourteenth) Anno DoTR 1739 

Present Paul Richard ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq'' Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant 

William Roome 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 



>- ESq" Aldermen 



Henry Bogert ^ 

William Vredenburc^h I a . ^ .^ 

T , T^. , , > Assistants 
John Pmtard 



Cornelius Kortright 



y 



This day the M*^ Mayor attended by M^ Recorder the Aldermen and 
Assistants High Sheriff Town Clerk (the Chamberlain being Sick) 
Coroner, High Constable, Constables & Other Officers of this Corpo- 
ration, between the hours of ten and Eleven in the forenoon of the 
same day went in their formalities from the City Hall to his Majestys 
Garison Fort George; and there waited on the Honourable George 
Clarke [502] ESq*" Lieutenant Governour and Commander in Chief of 
this Province of New York and there the Oaths Appointed by Act of 
Parliament to be taken Instead of the Oaths of allegiance and 
supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath (in the Presence and by the 
Order of his Honour the Lieutenant Governour were Administred 
unto John Cruger ESq^ as Mayor, Water Bayliff and Clerk of the 
Market of this City of New York, as also one of his Majestys Justices 
of the Peace for the Citv and County of New York and also the usual 
Oaths of Office of Mayor, Water Bayliff and Clerk of the Market of 
the City of New York and Justice of the Peace in the Presence of the 
several Members of this Court before mentioned. And thereupon 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 473 

John Cruger ESq^ the New Mayor, Acquainted his Honour the Lieu- 
tenant Governour, that Pursuant to the Authority to him Granted by 
his Majestys Royal Charter, he had Appointed Gerrardus Stuyvesant 
ESq*^ one of the Aldermen of the said City and this Corporation to be 
Deputy Mayor of this City and Corporation, if his Honour Approved 
thereof to which his Honour was pleased to Answer the Choice was 
Agreeable to him and he approved thereof, that the said Gerrardus 
Stuyvesant should be Deputy Mayor of this City of New York Accord- 
ingly. Whereupon the New Mayor Attended by the Old Mayor as 
Aforesaid Returned to the City Hall, where after the Ringing of three 
Bells and Proclamation made for silence the Commission of the Mayor 
Water Bayliff and Clerk of the Market, and the Commissions of the 
High Sheriff and Coroner were published, and then this Court Re- 
turned to the Common Council Chamber where the Said John Cruger 
ESq*^ the New Mayor was placed in the Chair and then and there Paul 
Richard ESq^ the late Mayor delivered unto him the Seal of the 
Mayoralty of this Corporation, and thereupon the Said John Cruger 
ESq^ Mayor of this Corporation, Administred the Oaths aforesaid 
Appointed to be taken by Act of Parliament Instead of the Oaths of 
Allegiance & Supremacy The Test Abjuration Oath and the Usual 
Oaths for the due Execution of their Respective Offices unto the 
Respective Magistrates and Officers following (Vizi) 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ESq*^ Deputy Mayor 

Gerrardus Stu vvesant ^ 

William Roome 

simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Peter \'an Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Henry Bogert 

William Vredenburgh 

John Pintard 

Cornelius Kortright 

Samuel Lawrence 

Phillip Minthome 

William Cosby ESq^ High Sheriff of the City and County of New York 

Richard Nicholls ESq^ Coroner of the City and County of New York 

Henry Breasted High Constable of the City of New York 



ESq*^? Aldermen of the City of New York 
>- and Justices of the Peace for the City and 
County of New York 






^Assistants of the Citv of New York. 



474 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



East Ward 



West Ward 

[503] 
North Ward 



Constables of the Several Wards (Vizi) 
^ James Charlton 

! Peter Lynch 
John Harris 
Garret Vangelder 

\ Peter Hendrickse 



James Kennedy Deputy Constable 



South Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montgomerie 

Ward 
Bowry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 



N° 

803 

Warrant Issued 



Peter Montague Dep^T Constable 



i Thomas Wenman Deputy 
Constable 
Koenraet Teneyck Richard Noble Deputy Constable 
John Sayre Anthony Ham Deputy Constable 

William Gale 
John Cregier 
Richard Green 
Stanley Holmes 
ISaac Delamontagne 
Abraham Delamatar 
Jacob Dyckman 
^ ISaac Myer 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto M^ Anthony Ham Doorkeeper 
and Messenger of this Court of Common Council 
or Order the sum of two pounds ten shillings Cur- 
rent Money of this Colony in full of one quarter of 
A Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant 
October 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer to pay unto William Sharpas Town 
Clerk of this City or Order the sum of twenty three 
pounds twelve shillings and Nine pence Current 
Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for one 
years Saliar>' due and Ending the fourteenth day of this Instant 
October, Pen Ink and Paper for the same time, Disburstments by him 
made & Other services for the use of this Corporation as Appears by 
his Acct which is allowed in Common Council. 

Ordered that Alderman Roome, Alderman \'an Ranst, Alderman 
Jav, M^ Pintard and M^ Lawrence or anv three of them be a Com- 
mittee to Audit the Treasurers Books and Accompts and all Other 
publick Accompts of this Corporation^ and make their Report on the 
Audit of the Treasurers Books & Accompts with all Convenient 
Expedition. 



No 

804 
Warrant Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NElW YORK 475 

Ordered A New Election be made of A Constable in the North 
Ward in the Room of Arent Van Hook 



City of ) 
New York. \ 



>-ESq'? Aldermen 



"\ 



> Assistants 



^,^ Att a Common Council held at the 

City hall of the Said City on Fryday the 
Second day of November Anno DoITT 1739 

Present John Cruger ESq^ Mayor 

Daniel Horsmanden ESq^ Recorder 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Henry Bogert 

Abraham De Peyster 

William Vredenburgh 

Cornelius Kortright 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthorne 

[504] Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and 
Assistants of the City of New York Convened in Common Council 
And it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the Same that all the 
Laws Orders And Ordinances of this Corporation Which on the fourth 
Day of November or last past Was Made Ordained Renewed Estab- 
lished and Published be, And by the Authority Aforesaid, are hereby 
Made Ordained Renewed Established and published and Ordered 
to be Continued and Remain in full force And Vertue for one Year 
from And after the date hereof Vizt. 

A Law for the Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this 

Corporation 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the better preventing of fire 

A Law for Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the Sale of Meal by Measure 

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

A Law appointing a place for the More Convenient hiring of 

Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Negroes And Slaves in the Night time 



476 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law Restraining Slaves Negroes and Indians from Gaming with 
Moneys or for Moneys 

A Law for Regulating the Buriall of Slaves 

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

A Law giving a Reward to Any person or persons who Shall 
Apprehend any Negro Molatto or Indian Slave Offending Ag^ any of 
the Acts of Generall Assembly of this Province 

A Law for Regulating of Carts And Carmen 

A Law for Regulating the Office of Guagers Packers and Cullers 

A Law Relating to Making free men 

A Law for Regulating Indentures of Apprenticeship 

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

REGiaATioNS for paying dock Money 

A Law for preserving the bridge & Common Sewer in the dock of 
this Citv 

A Law prohibiting the burning lime on the Commons 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
funeralls 

A Law for Cleaining the Streets Lanes And Alleys of the Said City 

A Law for paving the Streets Lanes and Alleys within the City of 
New York 

A Law against firing Guns in the Streets 

A Law against Killing Neat Cattle any where but at the Slaughter 
Houses 

A Law prohibiting Hawkers and pedlars 

A Law To Prohibit diging holes or Cutting Sodds on the Comons 

A Law preventing Frauds in fire wood 

A Law prohibiting Slaughter Houses in the Out ward 

A Law Establishing fees for the Slaughter Houses 

A Law for Marking of Butter 

A Law prohibiting the Cutting Timber on the Comons by brick- 
makers & Charcole burner [s.] 

A Law for Regulating of fences 

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

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

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

A Law Appointing proper places for Unloading of Hay 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 477 

A Law Restraining the Cutting Hoop Stick and Saplings on the 
Commons 

A Law for preserving the fish in fresh Water Pond 

A Law for better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Markets 
in the Citv of New York 

A Law Declaring to what Uses the Seal of this Corporation the 
Seal of the Mayors Court And the Seal of the Mayoralty Shall be put 
Unto 

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

A Law for Repealing a Clause in a Law of this Corporation herein 
Mentioned Relating to the Assise of Cask for Pork Beef and fish 

A Law to Prohibit the Exportation of Beef And Pork Untill the 
Same is Repacked and Branded by the Sworn Packers 

A Law for Regulating And Declaring the Duty of firemen in the 
City of New York 

[505] Pursuant to a Law of this Corporation Entitled A Law for 
the better Regulating and Ordering the Publick Marketts of the City 
of New York, Order'd that Alderman Roome, Alderman Van Ranst, 
Aldermen Bancker, Alderman Jay, Alderman Johnson, M^ Depeyster, 
AK Lawrence or anv five of them be a Committee of this Court, who 
are hereby Authorized And Impowered to Enlarge, alter, Repair, and 
Support from time to time With necessary Reparations and Amend- 
ments all And Everv the Markett Houses, Mentioned in the Said 
Law, and to give Orders And Directions for the Enlarging and 
Repairing the Same from time to time (at the Expence of this 
Corporation) As they Shall find Need full and Necessary, And Also to 
Apportion the Size of And to Mark And Number the Severall Stalls 
and Standings therein or hereafter therein to be Made, And to 
Contract for the letting or Setting of the Same Stall And Standings 
or any Number thereof to the Severall butchers Resorting thereunto 
(being freemen of this City) for Such Reasonable Rents, as they or 
the Majority of them Can agree for to be Reserved ; payable by Equall 
proportions Every Month or Every three Months in the year to the 
Chamberlain of this Corporation for the Use of the Same Corporation. 
So that No More than two Stalls or Standings in any One of the 
Said Marketts Shall at Any time be let or Leased to Any one Butcher 
Resorting to or frequenting the Said Marketts, the Said Butchers or 
others Contracting for the Said Stalls and Standings, giveing Notes 
in Writing Under their hands to pay the Rent thereof Contracted for 
to the Chamberlain or Treasurer of this Qty for the Use of this Cor- 



478 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

poration, And that the Said Committee do from time to time Report to 
this Court Unto whom and for what Rents they have lett Such Stalls 
And Standings and Every of them And for what Time And Term. 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 803 Treasurer to pay to William Sharpas or Order 

Warrant Issued the sum of Two pounds Ten Shillings Current 

Money of this Colony for the like Sum by him 
paid to Mf William Bradford Printer for a Large Blanck Paper book 
well bound for the Use of this Corporation to Contain the Minutes &c. 
of this Common Council 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 804 Treasurer To pay to M^ Elbert Lieverse Or Order 

Warrant Issued the Sum of Eight pounds Seven Shillings And Six 

pence Current Money of this Colony in full of his 
Account for lime by him Sold and Delivered And for i . . 15. .6 by him 
paid Unto Bartholomew Skaats for boards And Timber all for the 
Use of the poor house in October Last As Appears by his Account 
which, is Audited And Allowed 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

« 

N? 805 Treasurer to pay Unto Aldermen Christopher 

Warrant Issued. Bancker Or Order the Sum of Twenty Eight 

pounds fifteen Shillings And Six pence Current 
Money of this Colony in full of his Acct for the like Sum by him Dis- 
bursed And paid for Divers, Materialls, Boards Stone, Timber, Cart- 
ing and Carpenters Work for the Use of this Corporation done and 
performed at the poorhouse as Appears by his Acct. which is Audited 
And Allowed, all done and performed in the Months of June July, 
August & October Last 

Ordered that An Order of this Court Made the fourth day of No- 
vember last past be Revived in the Words following (to Witt) 

Ordered that M^ Recorder, Alderman Moore, Alderman Bancker, 
Alderman jay, M'' Depeyster, M^ Pintard And M^ Kortright or any 
four of them be a Committee to Inspect into the laws of this Cor- 
poration And See What are Necessary And What Not, and to Make 
any Addition or Alteration to Any of them as they Shall Judge Need- 
full, And What further Laws are Necessary to be Made, for the better, 
good Rule and Cover fn]ment of this Corporation, And that they Make 
Report thereof to this Court with all Convenient Speed, And it is 
further Ordered that all Other Members [506] of this Court be Ad- 
mitted of the Same Committee, that thinks fit to Appear thereon 



j^Esq*? Aldermen 






^ Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 479 

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

New York v City hall of the Said City on Wensday the 

Twenty first day of November. Annu 
Domini 1739 

Present John Criigcr Esq^ Mayor 

Daniel liorsmanden Esq^ Recorder 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant ^ 

William Roome 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Peter Van Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Henr)' Bogert 

William Vredenburgh 

Cornelius Kortright 

Samuell Lawrence 

Philip Minthome 

M^ John Chambers produced to this board his Majesties Letters pa- 
tent Under the great Seal of this province which Was now Read 
Appointing him Common Clerke and Clerke of the peace of this City 
in the Room of M^ William Sharpas deceased (for whose Loss this 
Corporation is truly Concerned he having With great Integrity Served 
them Upwards of forty Six Years) with power to Execute the Same 
by himself or Deputy During good Behaviour, And M^ Mayor having 
Acquainted this Board, That on the Sixth day of this Instant Novem- 
ber, the Said M^ John Chambers as principall And M*" Richaid 
Nicholls as deputy Appointed by him Under his hand And Seal Now 
produced And Read Severally took the Oaths by Law Appointed &c: 
And the Oath for the due Execution of the Said Offices, before him 
And the Rest of the Justices in the Mayors Court, With which Ap- 
pointment and Deputation this board being well satisfyed. 

Order'd That the Said M'' John Chambers have the Same Sallary 
and perquisites as Were Allowed by this Corporation to the Late 
M*" Sharpass And that the Executors or Executrix of the Said Late 
M^ Sharpass Do Deliver the Charter, the Seal of this Corporation, and 
all the Records, Books papers And Other things Whatsoever Relating 
to his Office as Common Clerk of this Citv into the hands of the Said 
M^ Chambers, And that M'' Chambers do the Next Common Council 
give An Acct to this board What he Shall have Received by Virtue 
of this Order 



48o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 

N? 806 Treasurer to pay to Johannes Myer or Order the 

Warrant Issued Sum of Forty Two pounds Current Money of 

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

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 

N? 807 Treasurer to pay to Anthony Ham one of the 

Warrant Issued. Marshalls of this City or Order the Sum of 

Twelve pounds Ten Shillings and Six pence 
Current Money of this Colony to be by him paid to the Severall Con- 
stables for doing their Duties Upon the Night Watches Within this 
City from the first day of May last to the fourteenth day of October 
last 

Orderd that Alderman Roome Alderman Bancker and M'' Bogert 
be a Committe to agree With Able Watchmen Who together with a 
Constable Each Night are hereby Declared and Appointed to be the 
Constable and Watch of this City to the first day of May Next and 
Make their Report With all Convenient Expedition 
[507] Ordered A Sufficient Freeman or freeholder be Elected in the 
North ward of this City to Serve in the Office of a Constable for 
the Said Ward for the Year Ensueing and that the Election be on 
Saturday Next 

Ordered the Mavor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? 808. Treasurer to pay to Alexander Lamb or Order the 

Warrant Issued. Sum of Four pounds Current Money of this Colony 

in full of his Sallary for Library keeper to this 
Corporation due and Ending the first day of this Instant November 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N° 809 Treasurer to pay to Tcunis De Four Or order the 

Warrant Issued Sum of One pound Eight Shillings Current Money 

of this Colony in full of his Acct for Transporting 
a Negro Women from this City to the County of Westchester As 
Appears by his Acct which is Audited and Allowed 

Whereas it Appearcth to this Court that John Sebring late keeper 
of the House of Correction & Master of the Work House and poor 
house of this Corporation, Within this City is Dead, Whereby there is 
Vancancy of that Office And Forasmuch As Severall persons have 
Made Application to this Court to be Appointed to succfee]d the Said 
John Sebring in the Said Office. Therefore this Court taking the 
premisses into Consideration And Esteeming Andries Myer to be a 
person the best Qualifyed to Execute those Offices have Appointed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 481 

And Do hereby Appoint the Said Andries Myer to be keeper of the 
Said House of Correction And Master of the Work House and poor 
house During the pleasure of this Court With a Sallar}' of Thirty 
pounds ^ Annum to be paid Out of the fund Raised for the Main- 
tenance of the poor together With Diet for him and his Wife in the 
Said House And also all Such fees and Perquisites as are Mentioned 
in an Order of this Court Made the 31*1* Day of March 1736 He Con- 
forming himself to the Rules and Regulations therein prescribed, And 
that the Said Andries Myer Enter Upon the Said Offices on the Eighth 
day of April Next, And that in the Mean time the Widow of the 
Said John Seabring Continue in the Said House and Receive the 
Sallary and Perquisites Appertaining to the Said Offices 

The Petition of Dirick Dey for a Grant of all the Land And Soil 
from the Rear of his Land in the broad Way (the whole breadth 
thereof) to Low Water Mark in hudsons River and to Extend it Self 
from thence two hundred foot into the Said River being read Order'd 
the Consideration the Consideration thereof be Referred to the Next 
Common Council 

Order D that Roger ^lorgan be and is hereby Appointed the Pub- 
lick Whipper of this City With a Sallary of Twelve pounds ^ Annum 
Current Money of this Colony to be paid Quarterly And the Same 
Commence the Eighth day of this Instant November which Sallary 
is to be in full for his Service as Publick Whiper of this City, Without 
any further Charge to be Made by I:im on th.is Corporation 



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

New York, r hall of the Said City on Saturday the 5*V 

day of Aprill Anno DoTIT. 1740 

Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

William Roome ^ 

Simon Johnson 

John Moore 

Peter \'an Ranst 

Christopher Bancker 

Peter Jay 

Abraham Depeyster 

William Vredenburgh I a • x x_ 
^ , ^. . > Assistants 

John Pmtard p-xaoiom*iw 

Samuell Lawrence J 



>"Esq'? Aldermen 



Vol. IV.— 31 



482 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



1 508] The Petition of Peterus Rutgers for a Grant of Two hundred 
foot into the North River behind a Lot he has Lately purchased from 
John Cure was Read and Referred to the Consideration of this board 
at their Next Meeting 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 810 Treasurer to pay to M^ Anthony Ham Door- 

Warrant Issued. keeper, and Messenger to the Common Coundl 

of this City Or Order the Sum of Two pounds 
Ten Shillings Current Money of this Colony in full for one Quarter 
of a Years Sallary due and Ending the fourteenth day of Januar>- 
last 

Ordered the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer to pay to Roger Morgan the Publick 

Whiper of this City Or Order the Sum of Three 

pounds Current Money of this Colony in full of 

one Quarter of a Years Sallary due & Ending the Eighth day of 

february last 



N? 811 
Warrant Issued. 



City of 
New York 



SS 



Att a Common Council held at the 
City hall of the Said City on Thursday 
the Tenth day of Aprill 1740 



Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor. 

Gerrardus Stuyvesant Esq^ Deputy Mayor. 
Daniel Horsmauden Esq^ Recorder