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COMMON COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 

1784 — 1831 



VOLUME II 



APRIL 8, 1793 TO JUNE 12, 1801 



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April 8, 1793 to May 30, 1796 



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[1] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp* the 8*^ day of April 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Peter P Van Zandt 1 



John Campbell 

Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stontenburgfa 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman^ 



Frederick St3miets 
_ .,, Garret Harsen 

^Esqr.Ald« Mangel Minthorne 

Tobias Van Zandt 



?>Aiiistte 



A Petition from the Inhabitants in Warren Street praying an 
alteration in the Survey or Regulation of that Street was read. 

Thereupon ordered that an alteration in the Survey of the said 
Street be made so that the said Street be lowered 2 feet 10 Inches at 
Great George Street and thence to ascend one Inch on 10 feet until 
It meets the Surfice. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of King George Street complaining 
of certain Nuisances in the said Street occasioned by some vacant Lots 
was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of James Sculthorpe praying the appointment of Per- 
sons to view his Lot in Gold Street whether it is capable of sustaining 
a Building [2] of Brick or Stone & covered with Slate or Tile was 
read and John Stagg George Gosman, Robert Gosman John Moore & 
John Day were appointed accordingly 

The Street Committee reported the following R^^lation of Water 
Street from Pecks Slip to S* James Slip ; which was agreed to by the 
Board 

^ The East Kennel at Pecks Slip to be raised 1 foot and thence to 
ascend to the Distance of 436 feet 1J4 Inch on 10 feet. Thence with 
a Descent of 1^^ Inch on 10 feet to the distance of 330 feet to Roose- 
velt Street. Thence to ascend 1J4 Inch on 10 feet to the distance of 
80 feet. And thence to decend 1J4 Inch on 10 feet to S* James Slip. 
Accordingly it must be raised at Dover Street 2 feet. At the said Dis- 
tance of 436 from Pecks Slip which is the highest Ground 5 feet 5 
Inches At the Angle at Aid" Beekmans House 2 feet. At Roosevelt 
Street and S* James Slip to remain as they are." 

Estimates & Assessments for the filling in & raising S^ James Street 



2 City of New Yoek 16 April 1798 

Fayette Street Rutgers Street and Battavia Lane and the Lots bounded 
on those Streets respectively were read and ratified by the Board and 
Richard Furman was appointed to collect the Monies in the said As- 
sessments mentioned [3] and to superintend the filling in and raising 
of the said Streets and Lots accordingly 

Ordered that the Committee on the purchase of Ground for the 
opening of Franckfort Street into Queens Street purchase from M^ 
Augustus Van Cortlandt such of his Ground as may be necessary to 
open the said Street 

Ordered that James Campbell be appointed an Inspector of fire 
Wood vice Christopher Stymets resigned 

Ordered that Robert Dougall be appointed an Inspector of Char- 
coal And that so much of the Ordinance respecting Charcoal as con- 
fines the Inspection thereof to the Inspectors of fire Wood be 
repealed. 

Ordered that Alsop Hunt be appointed a fire Man to Engine N<^ 18 

vice Christopher Lott resigned And Thomas Ross to Hook & Ladder 

Company N° 2 vice James Russel resigned. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas- 
issued urer to pay James Culbertson for his Compx City 

Watch £38:17: — 

[4] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^^- the 15*»> April 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Theophilus Beekman' 



Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Wsmant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Peter P Van Zandt J 



Garrit Harsen 
Mangd Minthorne 
^EsqnAld* Frederick Stymets 

Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



^Assist* 



A Petition of Henry M Van Solingen for permission to make a 
Vault under the Street at the side of his House fronting the Old Slip 
was read & granted provided it [be] made under the Inspection of the 
Alderman & Assistant of the Ward 

A Representation of John B Coles setting forth that he had lately 
built a Vault under the Street in front of his House in little Dock 
Street, not knowing that [it] was necessary & proper to have obtained 
previous permission from the Board and praying that the Board would 
not take Umbrage at his Conduct but permit him [5] to continue the 
said Vault in it's present State was read & granted 



22 April 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 8 

A Petition from several Young Gentlemen composing a Law 
Society was read. 

Ordered that they be permitted to participate in the use of the 
Room in the City Hall lately granted to the Uranian Society until the 
further order of this Board. 

Ordered that Ald*^ Beekman & Campbell & M^ Minthome be a 
Committee to enquire into and Report whether Medcef Eden has not 
encroached on the Common Lands. 

The Qerk produced to the Board the Draft of a Grant of a Water 
Lot to George Bowne & on examining the Map it appears that cer* 
tain of the Water Lots between Burlings & Beekmans Slips are laid 
out to carry their full breadth into the River while others of them 
diminish in their breadth considerably Whereupon it was ordered that 
the Surveyor make an actual Survey of the Lots between those two 
Slips & that they be so laid out as that each Lot bear it's proportion 
of the loss as they advance into the River. 

[6] Ordered that Ordinances be prepared for erecting the Drain 
or Common Sewer for conveying the Water from Roosevelt Street 
into the River ; and for the paving of Water Street from Pecks Slip 
to S' James Slip; and Pecks Slip Street from Queen Street to the 
River 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay 

usned Alex"" Lamb for his Coinpy of Watchn £38 : 17 

issued Willson Rawson for Lamp Oil £319: 6: 10 

issued Edmund Prior for the like £197: 5: 2 

issued W» J Elsworth Coroner for Inquests £27: — 

issued John Goodeve for Candles £2: 5 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ *^- the 22^ day of April 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
John Campbell 



Theophilus Beekman 
Peter P Van Zandt 



Anthony Post 
Mangel Minthome 



Wynant Van Zandt ^E«i«AId" Christopher Stymets 

Garret Harsen 



George Janeway 



^Assistt* 



Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh j 

A proposition of James Watson to render more uniform the line 
of the Ground by him lately purchased on [7] Whitehall & Copsey 
Streets with a Map or Survey of the Lines by him proposed was read 
& referred to the Committee on Improvements at the Battery. 



4 



City or New Yoek 



29 April 1798 



An Estimate & Assessment for filling in the Lots on the West side 
of Catharine Street And an Estimate & Assessment for digging out 
Catharine Street were respectively read & ratified by the Board And 
Richard Furman was appointed to collect the Monies on the said As- 
sessments and to superintend the filling in of the said Lots & the 
digging out of the said Street 

Ordered that Thomas Duggan be permitted to lead a private Drain 
into the Main Drain of Broad Street 

A Request of John Watts Esq*" for permission to plant Trees in 
front of his House in Broad Way was read & granted under the In- 
spection of the Aid** & Assistant of the Ward 

Ordered that the Surveyor make a proper Plan or Survey of the 
Land & Meadows at and about the Afresh Water Pond with the 
Streets which may be necessary marked thereon. 

Ordinances for the making and constructing of a Drain or Com- 
mon Sewer to convey the Water of Roosevelt Street into the River, 
And for paving Water Street from Pecks Slip to S' James Slip; [8] 
were respectively read & passed by the Board. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wart«» on the Treasurer to pay 

Stagg & Gosman for paving in fropt of the Lot of 

Elizth M^Clanagan in Broad Street & Garden Street.. 

issued in front of a Lot of Benj* Booth in Market field Street 

and in front of a Lot of John Silvester dtc^ in Garden 

Street 

issued James Culbertson for his Company of City Watchmen. . 
issued George Janeway for Repairs to the Gaol 



£6: 2: — 
£3: 6: 9 



£3: 8: 2 
£39:17: — 
£18: 6:11 



City of ) At a Common Council held on Mondav 

New Yorkj ^^- the 29^ April 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh ^ 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Campbell 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
Thepph* Beekman 
Wjmant Van Zandt 



»• Esq" Aid" 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
Mangel Minthorne 
George Janeway 



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Assist* 



A Petition of George Merrels to sink a Well partly on Greenwich 
Street was read & referred to the Street Committee 

[9] A Petition of a considerable number of Masters of Albany 
& other River Vessels complaining of the want of a safe Bason at the 

* Marginal note reads Collect. — Ed. 



6 May 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 5 

North River & recommending the making of one at the Slip opposite 
to Thames & Little Queen Streets was read and referred to Aid" 
Stoutenbnrgh, Furman & Beekman & Mess" Harsen and Stymets. 

On reading a petition of the Inhabitants of Barley Street praying 
an Ordinance for digging out that Street Ordered that an ordinance be 
prq)ared for digging out the said Street from the West side of Little 
Qiapel Street to the rear of Aid" Campbells Lot 103 feet from Great 
Geoige Street. 

On a representation of some Defects in the Roof of the City Hall 
and that it is become leaky Ordered that Aid" Furman & Mess" 
Stymets & Post be a Committee to inspect into the matter & to direct 
such Repairs as may be necessary. 

Ordered that the name of the Street called Copsey Street , begin- 
ning at the White Hall and passing round by the Gov* House to 
Kenndy's Lane or Slip, be changed to State Street 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued Gerrit Van Denbergh for Repairs to Roads £20 : 19 

issued Alexr Lamb for his Compr of City Watch 38 : 17 

issued AbM Van Gelder for lighting Lamps 50: 5 

issued Sami Edmonds for Lamp Oil 73: 6:10 

issued James Dickson for Repairs to Cath>^ Slip ferry Stairs.. 0:14 

issued Geo. Dominick for Fhmk for Do 0:19 

[10] City of ) At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York^ House on Monday the 6* day of May 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Nicholas Bayard 

Garret Harsen 

Anthony Post 

John Campbell >-Esq«Ald« Mangel Minthomc 

Isaac Stoutenburgh George Jancway 

Gabriel Furman Frederick Stymets 

Peter P Van Zandt ^ 

M' Mayor & the Members proceeded to visit & inspect the State of 
the several Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell and being returned 
the Committee of Acc*» reported that they had examined & audited the 
Books & Acc*», with their respective Vouchers, of the Commissioners 
of the Alms House & Bridewell and found them right viz* 
Those of die Alms House for the last Quarter amounting to. . il285: 1 : 10 
Of the Bridewell to 238:16:llJi 



Wynant Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 



Assist** 



6 Crrr or New Yoek lOMayi7»S 

An Estimate of the Commissioners for the ensuing Quarter was 
read & agreed to viz^ 

For the Ahns House £1600:—: — 

For the Bridcwdl 200: — : — 

« Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer for 
the payment thereof accordingly. 

[11] A Petition of Gilbert Van Mater to lease port of the Corpora- 
tion Land at Brooklyn was read & referred to Aid" W Van Zandt & 
Beekman & M^ Janeway who are also to enquire into and report what 
Improvements are necessary there. 

A Petition of W^ Luce to insert a private Drain into the Main 
Drain or Common Sewer in Broad Street was read & g^ranted under 
the Inspection of the Ald° & Assist of the Ward. 

An Ordinance for the digging out Barley Street was read & passed 
by the Board. 

A Estimate and Assessment for the opening and continuing Roose* 
velt Street to the River. 

The like for the raising of Roosevelt & the Lots adjoining on each 
side. 

And the like for the raising of Bancker Street & the Lots on 
each side. 

were respectively read & ratified by the Board and Richard Fur- 
man was appointed to collect the Monies in the said respective As- 
sessments mentioned and to superintend the Business of continuing & 
raising the said Streets & Lots accordingly. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay 

James Culbertson for the Watch £38 : 17 

Aldn Stoutenbfirh Expenccs Road Comtw 7: 8 

W" Sloo for convey* Vagrants to Bridewell 17 : — 

^Qcrks of Election 43: 4; 



issued 



[12] City of ) At a Common Council held on Friday 

New York J ^^- the 10^ May 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Garret Harsen 
. ^ ^,, Anthony Post 

^EsqrsAldn George Janeway 

Nicholas Carmer 



'Assist^ 



Isaac Stoutenburgh ' 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Funnan 
John Campbell 

M"" Recorder having, at the request of the Board, revised and cor- 
rected the Laws and Ordinances of this Corporation, and the same 



10 May 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 7 

having been respectively read & considered by the Board were respec- 
tively passed ordained and established to be & continue in force for 
one Year ; viz* 

Law for the due observance of the Lords Day called Sunday. 

A Law directing the Uses of the public Seals of the City of New 
York 

A Law to regulate the admission of Free-Men in the City of New 
York. 

A Law to r<^ulate the public Markets in the City of New York. 

A Law to establish the Assize of Bread in the City of New York. 

A Law to regulate the paving & keeping in Repair the Streets and 
to prevent Nuisances in the City of New York. 

[13] A Law for the preventing and extinguishing of Fires in the 
Gty of New York 

A Law to regulate the keeping of Gun Powder in the City of New 
York. 

A Law to regulate Surveyors in the City of New York. 

A Law to regulate Carts and Cartmen in the City of New York. 

A Law to regulate the landing and sale of Hay in the City of New 
York. 

A Law to regulate the Sale of Lime in the City of New York. 

A Law to regulate the Sale of Fire Wood in the City of New 
York. 

A Law to regulate the Sale of Charcoal in the City of New York. 

A Law to ascertain the Quantity of a Load of Manure in the City 
of New York. 

A Law to regulate the Pay of the public Measurers in the City of 
New York 

A Law to regulate the lying of Vessels at the public Wharfs and 
in the Slips of the City of New York and to establish the Rates of 
Wharfage 

A Law to regulate the ringing or tolling of Bells for Funerals in 
the City of New York. 

A Law for regulating Fences in the City of New York 

A Law directing the Mode of Recovery of the Fines Penalties and 
Forfeitures imposed by the Laws of the City of New York. 

[14] Ordered that the Qerk take order for the printing of the said 
Laws, together with the Charter of this City and an Appendix of such 
of the Statutes of the State as immediately relate to this Corporation 
or the Police of this City, in a convenient Pamphlet as soon as possible. 



8 City of New Yqek 14Mayl7»S 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer to 
issued pay Alex*" Lamb the Sum of £38: 17/ for his Company of 

City Watchmen. 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New York^ ®^- the 14«» May 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Peter P. Van Zandt 
Theop« Beekman 
Nich* Basrard 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



George Janeway 
Nich« Canner 
Esq"Aldn Garret Harsen 

Frederick Stymets 
Mangel Minthorne 



^ Assist^ 



The Committee for burning small Change Notes reported that they 
had burnt to ashes the follow* viz' 

10,000 of 3d il2S:— : — 

8500 2d 70:16: 8 

8500 1 35: 8: 4 



231: 5: — 

[15] A Petition of Catharine Buysher for remission of Rent of a 
Lot in Augustus Street was read & referred to the Treasurer to report 
the Facts. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants in Winne Street to sink a Well in 
that Street was read & granted under the Inspection of the Aid" & 
Assistant of the Ward. 

A Petition for the widening of Stone Street was read & referred 
to the Street Committee. 

The Committee on the Petition of John Holdran for an abatement 
of the Rent of Powlus Hook Ferry made a Report and thereupon it 
was resolved that, in consideration of the Bridges not being erected 
across Hackinsac & Passaick Rivers as was contemplated at the time 
of letting the said Ferry, the Treasurer be directed to remit £180 of the 
last years Rent. 

On a representation by M*" Carmer that the Wall of Trinity Church 
burying Ground would render it very inconvenient to pave Lumber 
Street with foot Walks on each side it was ordered that a foot Walk 
be made only on the West side. 

Ordered that Mess" Janeway & Walters be permitted to assign 
the Lease, to them as Ex** of Peter Buysher, for Lot N^ 101 in Au- 
gustus Street 



80 May 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 

[16] Ordered that the Corporation of the Reformed protestant 
Dutch Church in the City of New York be notified to cause the foot 
Walks in front of their Land on King George Street to be imme- 
diately paved. 

Ordered that Aid" P Van Zandt & M^ Minthome be a Committee 
to procure a Survey of the Lands from Buchanans to Marstons to as- 
certain whether any and what Quantity of the Common Lands are 
possessed by Individuals 

The Committee on the Blooming dale Road reported 

Whereupon it wa» ordered that the said Road from it's com* 
mencement at Horns House to Nicholas De Peyater Bam be imme- 
diately opened to its proper & legal Wedth of four Rods And thence 
to the Post Road at M" Watkins of the same Wedth if the proprietors 
will give the Land. 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Campbell be a Committee to attend 
to the opening of the said Road and to confer with the proprietors 
of the Land on the Subject. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

M' Nicholas LCarmer] on Ace* towards Improvements 

''^^ at the Battery £300: — :-- 

issued Gerrtt Van Denbergh for Repairs to the public Roads.. £23: 13: 10 

issued Daniel Burger for Repairs to the public Pumps £29 : 14 : 6 

[17] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^* the 20«» May 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*^ Recorder 
Theophiltts Beekman^ 



John Campbell 
Wynant Van Zandt 



Anthony Post 



Gabriel Furman ^EwirsAld" ?/""^,^r\T J^Assistf 

Mangel Mmthome 



Fred: Stymets 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Nicholas Bastard 

A Petition of John Murray Jun*^ relative to his Wharf was read & 
referred to the Street Committee 

A Petition of Garret B Abeel was read & referred to the same 
Committee 

A Petition of Moses Grumman was read & referred to the Land 
Committee. 

Tht Committee on the several Petitions of the Proprietors of 
Lands at Corlaers Hook for Grants of Water Lots delivered in a Re- 



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Cmr OP New Yobk 



ST May 1798 



port on the Subject with a Survey of the said Lands and the Water 
Lots; which was read & taken into Consideration and the further 
consideration was postponed. 

The Street Conunittee on the Petition for widening Stone Street 
[18] reported that the Prayer of the Petitioners ought to be granted 
and that the Corporation contribute i50. towards the expence of widen- 
ing the said Street ; which was agreed to by the Board. 

A Petition of John Ramsay for the Privil^^e of erecting a Mill on 
the Stream of the Creek at Kings Bridge was read & referred to Aid** 
Furman & Campbell & M^ Minthome And that the Petition of John 
Titus presented some considerable time since on die same Subject be 
taken up by the same Committee. 

Ordered that Jacob Harsen be appointed Overseer of the Repairs 
to Bloomingdale Road. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

Rinier Skaats for one Quarters Services £10: — : — 

issued ^ £^j. disbursements 3: — 

£10: 3: — 
Lidia Wentworth for the support of herself & indigent 
»*"«^ family £5:-:- 



[19] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 27th May 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Gabriel Furman 



Peter P Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
John Campbell 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wsmant Van Zandt 
Nicholas Bajrard 



'EsqnAldn 



Anthony Post 
Mangel Minthome 
Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 



^Assist*" 



The Committee on the Petition of John Murray Jun' made a verbal 
Report on the Subject. 

Whereupon it was resolved that M^" Murray be informed that it is 
not in the power of this Board to consent to the erection of any Build- 
ing beyond 160 feet from the front of his Building on Front Street. 

On reading a Petition of John Cochran Esq' Commissioner of 
Loans of the United States in this State. 

Ordered that he be permitted to occupy the Exchange for the use 
of his Office Or if that should not be found convenient for him, that 



87 May 1708 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 11 

he be permitted to occupy the Room in the City Hall called the Council 
of Revision Room And also the Room used as a Museum whenever it 
shall no longer be used [20] for that purpose : provided that when- 
ever the said two Rooms or either of them shall be required for the 
public use of this State or of this City this Permission shall cease. 

The Committee on the Petition of John Ramsay for permission to 
erect a Grist Mill on the Stream at Kings Bridge report " That they 
are of Opinion the prayer of the Petition oug^t to be granted so far 
forth as to commence at the west side of Kings Bridge on the north 
side of the Creek extending west along the Creek one hundred feet 
And the same length on the south side of the Creek extending across 
the Creek reserving a passage way of fifteen feet for small Craft to 
pass & repass and to pay an annual Rent of five Pounds 

Gabriel Furman 
Com*««-. Mangle Minthome 
John Campbell 

Which Report was agreed to by the Board. 

A Petition of Andrew Stockholm & 0> praying the preemption of 
the Common Lands at the Kissing Bridge was read and referred to the 
Common Land Committee. 

A Petition complaining of the obstruction to the Walks at the Fly 
Market by the Hucksters was read & referred to the Aid" of the 
Ward 

[21] Estimates and Assessments for the paving of ^Great George 
Street fr<Mn Vesey Street to Murray Street And Chatham Row from 
Ann Street to the North Comer of the Presbyterian Church Yard 
were respectively read [&] ratified by the Board And George Gosman 
was appointed to collect the Monies in the said Assessments mentioned 
And John Stagg and George Gosman were appointed to superintend 
the paving of the said Streets. 

Ordered that Aid" Beekman & Mess" Janeway & Minthome be a 
Committee to take down as much of the Building on the Lot lately 
purchased to open & continue Roosevelt Street to the River as may be 
necessary And also to enquire about the Lot which will be required 
to continue Banckers Street into Queen Street 

On a suggestion that the Commiss'*' of the Alms House had lately 
recovered £20 for the maintenance of a Bastard Child and that they 
wished to appropriate the said Money to the Releaf of several in- 
digent Families 

^Marginal note reads Broadway, — ^Ed. 



12 City of New Yoke 27 May 1798 

Ordered that the G>miniss'* ^PP^y the said Sum of Money to that 
purpose accordingly 

Ordered that M^ Thomas Buchanan be informed that this Board 
think he oug^t to fill up and make the Street at Rutgers Slip. 

[22] Ordered that the following Persons be appointed fire Men of 
this City, viz' 

Engine N® 14 Jacob Brower vice Francis Moore resig^ 

N® 19. Zeno Weeks vice George Brown resigned 

jjo 5 \Ym Aymar vice And'' Sitcher dec<* 

N® 17 Rob* Brown, v. Sam^ Kelly removed 

N<» 10 Hayes Parsnell v : Cha* Anderson resigned 

The Committee on the Petition of Peter P Van Zandt report that 
after due enquiry & mature Deliberation your Committee are of 
Opinion if the Land under Water South East of the Pier in front of 
the Estate of the said Van Zandt & also the Ground under the Water 
in front of Lot N*^ 8 belonging to the Heirs of David Provoost both 
which are on the South Side of Burlings Slip, if not essentially re- 
quisite for public use ought to be granted agreable to the Prayer of the 
aforesaid Petition. 

John Campbell 
Mangle Minthome 
Fred. Stymets. 

Which said Report was agreed to by the Board on Condition that 
the Grantees release all Claims which they or either of them may 
have against this Corporation for or on account of any Slippage 
Wharfage or any other Matter Cause or Thing touching the said Slip 
or the Water Lot or Lots adjoining the same. 

[23] Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer 

to pay. 

Leonard Fisher the Sum of £20 : 2 : 9 to reimbarse him 
issued for so much p<i for paving the Corporation Lot in his 

possession in King George Street 
issued Abraham Van Gelder for lighting the public Lamps.... £50: 5: — 



1 



8 June 1708 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 18 

Gty of ) At a Common G>uncil held on Monday 

New York^^' the 3^ day of June 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'' Mayor 

Garret Harsen 



Theophilus Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 



Anthony Post 
_ . ,j Nicholas Carmcr 

.Esqr. Ald« Frederick Stymets 

Mangel Minthorne 
George Janeway 



I'Atsistt' 



Ordered that in addition to the Rooms granted to John Cochran 
he be permitted to use the Lobby of the Senate Room until the Meet- 
vag of the Legislature or tmtil it shall be wanted for any other pur- 
pose. 

Ordered that the Treasurer negociate a Loan of £2000 Dollars for 
the use of the Alms House & for the pa3rment of the Watchmen & 
Lamplighters & for other purposes until the collection of the Taxes. 

[24] A Letter from the Commissioners for improving by filling in 
& raising that part of the City called the Meadows on the Subject of 
an Allowance for their Services was read and referred to Aid" P. 
Van Zandt and Campbell & M' Janeway. 

A Petition from the Proprietors of Lots & others in the Vicinity 
of the Exchange praying that Basons may be erected there for recep- 
tion and accommodation of River Vessels, was read & referred to the 
Street Committee. 

A Petition for raising and improving the *Street at the Coffee 
House was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Request of Thomas & William Burling for the appointment of 
Persons to examine their Water Lot at the Crane Wharf whether it 
win sustain a Building of Brick or Stone & covered with Slate or Tile, 
was read And James Robinson John Stagg, George Gosman, John 
Moore and John Day were appointed accordingly 

The following Report was read and agreed to by the Board viz* 
" The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of W"* Van Ingen 
and others Masters & Owners of Vessels imployed in the North River 
and New Jersey [25] Trade respecting a Bason at the North River 
Report that another Bason at the North River for the accommodation 
of Vessels is necessary That the space between the Piers of Swart- 
wout and Leake is the most eligible place on the Westerly side of 
diis City for such Bason. That the expence of making a Bason at 
that place will be less than at any other place along the said side of 

_ « 

* Marginal note reads Wall Street— Et>, 



14 City of New Yobk lOJunel7»8 

the City where the right of Soil under the Water is remaining in this 
Board That therefore the Q)mmittee are of Opinion that a Bason be 
constructed at the aforesaid Place and that a Committee be appointed 
to cause the same to be executed agreable to the Plan herewith de- 
livered to the Board June 3^ 1793. 

Isaac Stoutenburgh ' 

Theo^ Beekman 

Fred. St)rmets yCotof^ 

Garrit Harsin 

Gabriel Furman 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Mess" Post & Van Zandt be a Com- 
mittee to direct and superintend the making of the said Bason ac- 
cordingly. 

Ordered that the Committee appointed on the Subject take down 
the old & prepare for the building of a New Watch House. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ to pay 

Isaac Van Duzen for repairs the Grate at the Coffee 
issued jj^yg^ i2:10: — 

issued John Walters for Repairs to the Goal 6 : 18 : 6 

[26] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 10^ day of June 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 

Isaac Stoutenburgh ' 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt . 

A Petition of W™ Bayard for a Grant of the Soil from high to 
low Water mark opposite to his land at Greenwich was read & re- 
ferred to Aid" Campbell & Mess" Minthome & Post 

The Committee on the Letter from the Commiss" on Improve- 
ments in the Meadows made a Report Whereupon Resolved that they 
5e allowed each £36 for their Services & Expences And that M' Mayor 
issue his Warrant on the Treasurer for the payment thereof accord- 
ingly. 

On Motion of M' Recorder Resolved that this Board will set apart 
and appropriate a proper and convenient Place on the East River for 
a Dock and Bason for the Reception of coasting Vessels and small 



Frederick Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
^Esq~Ald» Anthony Post 

Nicholas Carmer 
Mangel Minthome 



Assist^ 



10 June 1798 CoMMON COUNCEL MiNUTES 15 

Craft which bring Provisions and Produce to this City and for 
making Wharfs for landing thereof And also a proper and convenient 
[27] Place for the like purpose on the North River And that this 
Board will not make any further Grants of Water Lots or of the Soil 
between high and low Water Mark beyond Catharine Slip on the East 
River or to the Northward of the Corporation Dock on the North 
River until such Places as aforesaid be set apart and appropriated for 
public Uses as afores^ 

The Board then went into the Consideration of a proper Place for 
a Bason at the North River. 

And it was Resolved that the space between the northermost 
Grant to the Episcopal Church & the Water Lot petitioned for by M' 
Harrison be reserved and set apart for the purpose of a public Wharf 
& Bason accordingly. 

Ordered that Aid" Campbell and Mess" Harsen & Post be a Com- 
mittee to examine & report to the Board the most proper place to be 
reserved for a public Wharf and Bason on the East River. 

Ordered that Aid" Beekman & Mess" Janeway & Minthom be a 
Committee to examine & report on the Gaims of the Corporation 
Tenants for reimbursements of Monies by them paid for paving the 
Streets. 

Ordered that James Douglass be appointed a fireman to Engine N® 
15 vice Thomas Barrow declined And John Lamb to N^ 8 vice 
Morris. 

[28] On reading a petition of Bernard* Swartwout & Son Ordered 
that they be permitted to extend their present Wharf or Pier so far 
into the River as to range with the Bason intended to be made at the 
front of Thames & Little Queens Street, without any additional Quit 
Rent 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer 
issued to pay Geo. Peetol £2 : 10/ for the use made of his Room 
by the lamp lighters. 



1« City of New Yobk 17 June 1798 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^- the 17^ June 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Wynant Van Zandt 



Garret Harsen 
Tobias Van Zandt 
Esq«Aldn Fred: Stymets 

Mangel Minthom 
Anthony Post 



..Assistt* 



On reading Petitions of the Neighborhoods Ordered that Permis- 
sion be given to sink Wells at the Comer of Cherry & Catharine 
Streets and at the intersection of Chambers and Greenwich Streets 
under the Inspec[tion] & direction of the Aid'* & Assist* of the Ward. 

[29] A Petition of Edmund Prior for the appointment of five 
Persons purs* to the Statute to examine his Lot lately filled in & 
gained out of the River situate in the fifth Ward adjoining the Ground 
of James Watson whether the same is capable of sustaining a Building 
of Brick or Stone & covered with Slate or Tile was read & John Stagg, 
Geor[g]e Gosman John Moore, James Robinson and Robert Gosman 
were appointed accordingly. 

A Petition of James Blanchard relative to the Corporations De- 
mand against him was read & referred to the Treasurer. 

The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz* 
" The Committee who have been charged to point out the most 
convenient and proper Place on the East River to be reserved for 
a public Bason or landing place, having viewed all the Lands between 
Corlaers Hook and those belonging to Col^ Rutgers at low Water 
taking into their view not only the Rocks, but also the Current of the 
Tide, and on mature Deliberation conceive it their Duty to report 
That the Land under Water between Montgomery Street and* the 
Wharf of Thomas Ivers being four hundred & thirty four & one half 
feet, as laid down on a Map of said East River, in front [30] of the 
Lands belonging to Doctor Romaine George Janeway & others as 
the most proper for the aforesaid purpose. 

June 17*J» 1793 John Campbell 

Garret Harsin 
Anthy Post 

Ordered that Gerard Bancker Jun' & Jaspar Stanton be appointed 
Measurers of Lime in this City. 

Ordered that Aid** Campbell and W Van Zandt & M"" Stymets be 
a Committee to enquire into & report what Sum ought to be paid for 



iJulyiTQS Common Ck)XJNciL Mjnutes 



17 



issued 



the Soil from high to low Water Mark on the Water Lots petitioned 
for by M' Richard Harison 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his W** on the Treas' to pay. 
Aldi^ Furman on Acc^ towards the new Bason to be 

made at Thames' Slip i400 : — : — 

issued Aldn Campbell towards a Fence in the Fields £200 : — : ^ 

City of 7 At a G>nunon G>uncil held on Saturday 

New YorkJ ^^- the 22^ June 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Fred: Stymets. 



Peter P. V Zandt 
Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 



>-Esq»Aldn 



»- Assist* 



Antho Post 
Mangel Minthorne 
Nich* Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
George Janeway 

[31] Ordered that Thomas J Townsend be permitted to sink a 
Cistern for Rain Water in front of his House at the Fly Market under 
the Inspection of the Aid" & Assist* of the Ward 

Ordered that an Election be held at the Alms House in the 6*^ 
Ward on Fryday next of an Assessor in the Place of Henry Snydore 
dec<^ 

The Treas' reported on James Blanchards Petition Whereupon it 
was ordered that the Treas'" charge Interest on the Amount of the 
Judgment against him according to the several pa3mients. 

Ordered that the Treas*" attend to the Ground in the Rear of the 
Barracks & see that no Encroachments be made thereon. 
Ordered that M' Mayor issue his W^ on the Treas^ to 
issned pay Ab» Labagh for cut Stone at the Broad Street 

Drain i6:ll: — 

[32] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 1« July 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Peter P Van Zandt 
Theoph* Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Nicholas Basrard 
Wynant Van Zandt 



Esq" Aid* 



Tobias Van Zandt 
Frederick Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 
Mangel Minthorne 
Nicholas Carmer 



>- Assist** 



The Poll List of the Election held in the sixth Ward of an Election 
held of an Assessor in the Place of Henry Snydor dec^ from which it 
appears that George Webster was duly elected ; was read & filed. 



18 CiTT or New Yoek IJulylTM 

George Webster attending for the purpose took & subscribed die 
Oath of an Assessor accordingly. 

On reading a Petition of William & Sam* Bowne relative to the 
Expence of paving that part of Qiff Street lately purchased & opened 
by & at the expence of the Neighborhood 

Resolved that it was the Intention of this B<* to bear the expence of 
paving that part of the said Street And therefore 

ismed Ordered that M' Majror issue his W* on the Treasurer 

to pay it accordingly £15 : 14: 6 

[33] A Petition of some of the Inhabitants of Broad Street with 
a Subscription List towards trying an experiment with the Well at 
Aid" Wools for obtaining better Water was read 

Ordered that they be informed that they can have the use of the 
Apparatus for boring Wells lately imported from Boston by M*^ Ham- 
mond and if they succeed in the Attempt that this B** will bear a reas- 
onable part of the expence 

The following Report was read and agreed to by the Board viz* 

" The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of William 
Bayard, praying for a Grant of the Land under Water in front of his 
Estate situate in the seventh Ward at a place known by the name of 
Greenwich, 

Beg leave to report that they have viewed the Premisses, which 
by computation contains four hundred feet in length, bounded 
on Hudsons River, The breadth between high and low Water Mark 
could not be by them ascertained, not knowing where to draw those 
Lines. Your Committee being desirous to promote uniformity, are 
of Opinion, that previous to any Grants being made beyond Bestavers 
Killityea on said River, straight Lines ought [34] to be drawn to desig- 
nate low Waters Mark. After that is done they are further of Opin- 
ion that the Prayer of the said Petition ought to be granted, reserving 
as follows — ^two or more feet in front on said River, and such part or 
parts thereof as may at any time hereafter be found requisite for a 
Street or Streets. 

July 1« 1793 John Campbell 

Mangle Minthome 
Antho Post 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasury to pay. 

George Gosman on Ace* towards paving G* George 
issued g^j.^^^ ^ Chatham Row in the fields £200: — : — 

Nicholas Carmcr of the Gjmmittee on Improvements at 
issued ^^ Battery on Acct the further Sum of i400: — : — 



8 July 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 19 



issued 



issued Joseph Shclvey for 1. Qr Services as public Whippcr £10 : IS : — 

issued Abni Van Gelder for lighting the public Lamps 1 Month £50 : 5 : — 
John J Roome as Qk to an Election of an Assessor in 

the 6tJi Wd £0:16: — 

issued James Parsons & Son for lamp Oil £65 : 17 : 6 

A written answer from John Riker on the subject of this Boards 
proposals to Grant to him & Simon & Rem Remsen the Soil under 
Water in front of the Lot of John Riker on the East side of Burling 
Slip was read from which it appears that M*" Riker accedes to the said 
Proposals. 

A written Answer from Simon & Rem P Remsen on the same 
Subject was also read, from which it appears that they also accede to 
the said Proposals reserving to themselves the [35] Right of Wharf- 
age along the side of the Slip; which said Written Answers were 
ordered to be filed. 

Ordered that the Qerk inform Mess*"* Simon & Rem Remsen that 
this B** will not grant the said Water Lots on any other Terms than 
those heretofore proposed to them and that they must give their 
further answer in fourteen Days 

[36] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^- the 8*^ July 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Theoph' Beekman " 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Tobias Van Zandt 
Garret Harsen 

.p rs AlHn Nich« CarmcT 
^ George Janeway 

Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 



>• Assist* 



An Estimate and Assessment for filling in raising & paving of 
Water Street from Pecks Slip to S* James Slip was read & ratified 
by the Board And David Harriot was appointed to collect the Monies 
in the said Assessm^' mentioned And Peter Hardenbrook to superin- 
tend the filling raising & paving of the said Street 

A Petition for the regulating of Lombard Street was read & re- 
ferred to the Street Committee 

Ordered that Alex'' J Hamilton have permission to make an Area 
to his House in Water Street And Rob* Quin a Shed to his House in 
Murray Street under the Direction of the Aid" & Assist* of the re- 
spective Wards. 



20 Cmr of New Yobk ifiJulylTM 

[37] Ordered that Stephen Allen be appointed a fireman to Engine 
N® 17 vice Andrew Morris resigned 

[38] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^- the IS*** July 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq** Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Wynant Van Zandt ^ 



Theoph' Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Peter P Van Zandt J 



Tobias Van Zandt 
Garret Harsen 
^EsqnAldo Mangel Minthorne 

Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 



.Assist* 



A Petition of Aaron Burke & others complaining of the bad Con- 
dition of the Wharf in the vicinity of the Exchange & Whitehall was 
read & referred to the Ald« & Assist* of the 1" & the Assist* of the 2^ 
Ward. 

An application of Robert Watts Aaron Burr Ebenezer Stevens & 
James Morris, Commissioners for erecting a Bridge across Harlem 
River, requesting that a Road be laid out in the most convenient man- 
ner leading to the said Bridge was read & referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 

[39] A Petition of Samuel Osgood and others complaining of the 
Injury which will result to their Houses if the present Regulation of S* 
James Street should be carried into execution & proposing certain Al- 
terations to remedy the Evil complained of was read And M*" Osgood 
attending the Board was heard on the Subject Whereupon the whole 
Board proceeded to the Place to see Whether any & what Alteration 
could be made in the Regulation of the said Street to the end that the 
cause of complaint be removed if possible. 

A request of John Jackson for the appointment of five Persons 
purs* to Law, to view his Lot gained out of the River, & determine 
whether it will sustain a Building of Brick or Stone & covered with 
Slate or Tile was read And John Stagg George Gosman James Robin- 
son Robert Gosman & John Moore were appointed accordingly. 

A Letter from the Treasurer was read setting forth that the Com- 
miss*^ of Excize had received in payment a certain Sum in french 
Crowns at nine Shillings and that they are now passing for eight 
Shillings & ten pence 

* Marginal note reads make proper Entry ab* Tax Books, Apparently a 
memorandum of the Clerk. — Ed. 



16 July 1798 COMMOK COUNCIL MiNUTBS 21 

Ordered that, on the Commissioners making an Affid^ that he re* 
ceived those Crowns at nine Shill** in payment for the Excise, the 
Treasurer receive them of him at that rate 

Ordered that the fire Engine House in Greenwich Street be re- 
moved to the Hay Scales in front of the Bason at Thames & little 
Queen Street And that Aid" Stoutenburgh and Furman direct the re- 
moval of it and the filling up the Ground there 

A Petition of the fire Men belong^ to Engine N<> 1 for a New 
Engine, was read & referred to Aid** W. Van Zandt & Mess" Stymets 
4 Post 

[40] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*" to pay. 

John Elswortfa for the Use of his House & Liquor for 
issued the Constables & Marshalls on the celebration of the 

Anniversary of the 4*** July £10 : — 

issued Colo Bauman for Gun Powder for the Artillery £12 : 6 

issued John Stoutenburgh for the like for the Militia £15 : 4 

The Sextons of the several Churches for ringing the 
"^^ Belk £4:-:- 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New YorkJ ®^- the 16*^ July 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq'' Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt ^ 



Tobias Van Zandt 
Mangel Minthome 
EsqnAldB Anthony Post 

Garret Harsen 
Frederick Stymets 



A Petition of Jesse Roberts and several others proprietors of 
Houses and Lots in S* James Street praying that the Petition of 
Samuel Osgood & others against the present Regulation of the said 
Street may [41] be dismissed was read And together with the said Peti- 
tion of Samuel Osgood and others taken into immediate Consideration : 
The Board having yesterday been on the Ground to see whether it wa^ 
practicable, consistent with the general Regulation of the said Street 
and the other Streets in that quarter having immediate connection with 
it, to make any alteration in the present Regulation of the said Street 
as prayed for by M' Osgood & others, and after some considerable 
time spent on the Subject M' Mayor put the Question Whether the 
prayer of M' Osgood's Petition could be complied with and it was 
carried in the N^^ative — ^nem : con : 



22 Cmr or New Yosk 22 July 1798 

Ordered that the G)miniss" of the Alms House and Bridewell 
direct Blinds to be made to the Bridewell Windows to prevent Per- 
sons from without conversing with those confined within 

Resolved that this Board do approve of D'' Seamans appointment 
by the Commiss''" as Phy[sj]cian to the Alms House. 

Ordered that Mess" Kelly Thome Baker & others pn^rietors of 
Water Lots between Pecks Slip and S^ James Slip be informed that 
unless they immediately make Water Street in front of their respective 
Lots of its full Breadth towards the River this Board will proceed 
against them on the Covenants contained in their respective Grants. 

[42] Ordered that the Committee on the Subject of the Ground 
in the Rear of the Bridewell direct a Partition Fence to be erected 
between the Land of this Corporation and that claimed by Individuals 
and that in running the Line they be allowed English Measure. 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ®^' the 22^ July 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
W3mant Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Nicholas Bayard 



Tobias Van 2Uuidt 
Frederick Stymets 
George Janeway 
•^EaqnAlda Garret Harsen 

Mangel Minthorne 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 



}-Assistt« 



Two Petitions from the Inhabitants in the vicinity of Pecks Slip 
the one praying that the Market House there make be taken down 
[43] and the other that it be permitted to remain standing were re- 
spectively read and taken into immediate consideration And on M'' 
Mayors putting the Question whether the Prayer of the Petition for 
taken down the said Market House should be granted it passed in the 
Affirmative in manner following viz* 

Affirmative Negative 

Aldn Bayard Mr Stymets Mr Recorder 

Aldn Beekman Mr Van Zandt M' Janeway 

Aldn Stoutenburgh M*" Harsen M' Minthorne 

Aid" Furman M*" Post Mr Carmer 
Aldn P. Van Zandt 
Aldn Campbell 

Ordered that the Street Committee direct a Survey to be made of 
the Street at Pecks Slip from Queen Street to the River 



82 July 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 28 

On reading a Petition of Martha Hitchings an indigent infirm 
Widow 

Ordered that she be allowed £5 towards repairing the Injury 
, done to her House in digging out Fair Street. And that 
M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer to pay it ac- 
cordingly 

[44] A Petition for the Regulation of Augustus & Thomas Streets 
was read and referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants in Cherry Street complaining that M*" 
Dominick's fence stands considerably in the Street was read & referred 
to Aid" Bayard & Mess" Minthorne & Janeway. 

The Committee on the Petition of the Bakers made a Report And 

it was ordered that the Treasurer in calculating the Assize of Bread 

lb lb lb 

allow 144 instead of 146 of Bread from 112 of Flour. 

The follow^ Report of the Regulation of Dover Street was read 
& agreed to by the B^ " Descent from Cherry Street down Dover 
Street 128 feet distance 9 Inches on 10 feet where it will require rais- 
ing 2 feet 5 Inches thence descent 155 feet distance to the Kennel in 
Water Street as now paved 5 Inches & %o oi^ 10 feet " 

The Survey of the said Street agreable to the said Regulation was 
also s^roved & filed. 

[45] Then an Ordinance for the paving of the said Street was read 
& passed by the Board 

An Ordinance for the digging out & paving of Robinson's Street 
was also read & passed by the Board. 

Ordered that M** Mayor be authorized to inform the french 
Consul the [that] if there should be any sick on Board the french 
Fleet expected here they can have the use of Bedlows Island. 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & the Assist^ of the 2^ & 3*^ Wards be 
a Committee to superintend & direct the erection of a new Watch 
on the Comer Lot at the City Hall & to make two Cisterns to re- 
ceive the Rain Water from the City Hall. 

A Petition for regulating & paving of Greenwich Street from 
Swartwouts to the Battery was read & referred to the Street Com- 
mittee And also to make an Inventory of the useless & surplus furni- 
ture in the City Hall. 

A Petition for an Assize of Bread made of Wheat & Rye flour 
called Meslin was read & referred to Ald° P Van Zandt & Mess" 
Harsen & Stymets. 

Ordered that Aid" Beekman & W Van Zandt & M' Janeway be a 



24 



Cmr or New Yobk 



99 July 1798 



Committee to direct the necessary Repairs to Brooklyn ferry House. 

[46] Ordered that Henry Rydeback & Arthur Smith be appointed 
Firemen of Engine N<> 20 vice John Elsworth gone to Sea & Israel 
Wood discharged for neglect of Duty. 

Ordered that the Treasurer appropriate Ae Monies he shall 
receive from D*^ NicoU, for the Common Lands by him purchased 
from this Corporation, to the payment of the Bond from this Cor- 
poration to M' John Alsop. 

Ordered that the Surveyor make a Survey of the exact quantity 
of the said Land previous to the making out of a Grant for the same 

Ordered that a further Estimate & Assessment for compleating 
the digging out of Warren Street be made by the same Persons named 
in the Ordinance for digging out the said Street, and that James 
Warner be appointed in the place of Simon Van Antwerp named in 
the s** Ordinance. 

An Ordinance for the paving of the said Street was then read and 
passed by the Board. Also for the digging out and paving of Robin- 
son Street. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasurer to 

pay 

Joseph Griffiths for altering & improving the Flagg at 
issued the Battery iffi: 4: 6 

[47] Peter T Curtenius for an Iron stamper to the 

issued Apparatus for boring Wdls £11:18: 6 

issued Jeremh Smith for Repairs to the public Pumps £7: 6: 6 

John Walters for Carpenters Work in taking down part 

issued of the House to open Roosevelt Street £22: 2: 4 

issued Alexr Lamb for his Company of City Watchmen £194: 5 : — 

issued James Culbertson for the like £194: 5: — 

John Gilbert & others for cop3ring & carrying out the 
issued poundage of the Tax Books £21:16: — 



City 

New 



ity of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

V York. J the 29* July 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Peter P Van Zandt "1 
Nicholas Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theophs Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



"EsqwAldn 



Frederick Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
Nich» Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Mangel Minthom 
George Janeway 



^Assist** 



An Ordinance for the paving of S' James Street from CJiatham 
Street to the River was read & passed by the Board. 



29 July 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 25 

[48] The two follow' Reports were read & agreed to by the Board 
viz* 

The Street Committee recommend the follow* Regulation of Pecks 
Slip Street as corresponding with the several Streets in connection 
therewith, viz* *Descent from the Kennel in Queen Street to the Ken- 
nd in Water Street on the westerly side 3 *%oo Inches on 10 feet, 
accordingly it will require raising at the end of 60 feet from the south- 
erly Kennel in Queen Street one foot 10 Inches and the Kennel in 
Water Street on the Westerly side will remain as it is. The easterly 
Kennel will require raising 1 foot in order to bring it on a level with 
the Kennel opposite." 

The Street Committee report the following Regulation of Ann 
Street b^;inning at the intersection of Gold Street where it requires 
to be lowered two feet one Inch and ascending three Inches & an half 
on 10 feet to the intersection of William Street and from thence to 
the intersection of Nassau Street ascending one Inch & ®%oo on ten 
feet" 

The Surveys of the said two Streets were also approved by the 
Board And [49] Then Ordinances for paving the said two last men- 
tioned Streets were read & passed by the Board 

Ordered that William Bayard be permitted to have a railed Area 
to his House [in] Wall Street. 

An Estimate & Assessm* for the making a Common Sewer to con- 
vey the Water of Roosevelt Street into the River, was read & ratified 
by the Board And David Harriot was appointed to collect the Monies 
and George Gosman & John Moore were appointed to execute the 
Work under the inspection of the Ald*^ & Assist* of the Ward. 

Ordered that tA^ Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

Ald^^ Campbell on ace* towards the improvemte in 

^^^ theficlds £100: — : — 

issued Aldn Furman on Ace* towards building new Watch H« i200 : — : — > 

John Simmons for the expences of the canvassing 
issued Committee & for the celebration of the late anni- 
versary of American Independence £43 : S : — 

issued Abm Van Gelder for lights Lamps £50: 4: 9^4 

Antho Post for repair* the Town Qerks Office Room 

"*"~ inthcCityHall £72: 6: 8 

issued Elias Burger for Repairs to the Albany Pier £40 : — : — 

issued David Waldron for Repairs to the public Roads £95 : 17 : — 

. [50] Aldn W Van Zandt the bailee of his Acct for 

"*"*^ working & repairing the Mud Scow last Summer. ... £15 : 3 : 10 

♦Marginal note reads See, fhis Regulation altered Sepir 9«* 1793. P. 
».— Ed. 



Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Nich* Bayard 



"Assists 



26 City of New York 6 Aug. 17W 

issued Lazulier & Williamson for Repairs to public Pumps... £7:8:3 

Antho L Bleecker & Son for their Commission on the 
issued g^j^ ^f Lo^g ^^ ^g Hudson Market £3: — : — 

issued Thomas Drake towards a new Well at Cath" Slip £5 : 12 : — 

City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York j ^ ' House on Monday the 5*** August 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthorne 

17 «Aij« George Jancway 
}.Esqr.Aldn ^ich- Carmer 

Antho Post 
Frederick Stymets 

M*" Mayor & the Members having inspected the diff^ Wards in the 
Alms House & Bridewell The Committee of Acc*» reported that they 
had examined the Ace*' of the Commiss" of the Alms House [51] 
and Bridewell & compared the several Charges with their respective 
Vouchers and that they found them right amounting for the Expendi- 
tures 

of the Alms House for the last Quarter to £1711 : 16 : 6 

And of the Bridewell 193:16: 6 

An Estimate of the Commiss" for the ensuing Quarter was then 

read & approved viz^ 

For the Alms House £1600; —: — 

Bridewell 200: — : — 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas*" for the 
issued payment thereof accordingly. 

Ordered that the Treasurer pay off the Bond from this Corpora- 
tion to M" Ann Burke 

An Estimate & Assessment for the digging out & filling in the 
Bowery Lane from Nicholas Street to Catharine Street was read & 
ratified by the Board And Richard Furman was appointed to collect 
the Monies and to superintend the digging out & filling in of the said 
Street or Lane. 

The following Report was read & filed The Committee for can- 
celling the Notes issued for small change report that that they have 
burnt to ashes the following Notes viz* 

[52] 7000 of Id £29: 3: 4 

7000 2<* 58: 6: 8 

7000 3 87:10: — 

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15 Aug. 1798 Common Council Minutes 



27 



Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr*^ on the Treasurer to pay 

issued W™ Sloo for convey* Vagrants to Bridewell £28 : — : — 

issued Culbertson & Lamb for the City Watch each each £38 : 17 : — 

. ^^ George Webster for aiding the Assessor in the sixth 

"'^ Ward £3: 4: — 



SS 



City of I 
New Yorkf 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Thurs- 
day Aug* 15*«» 1793 

Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Peter P Van Zandt ^ 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Gabriel Furman 

Theophilus Beekman ^Esq** Ald^^ 

Wynant Van Zandt 

Nicholas Bayard 

John Campbell 



George Janeway 
Mangel Minthorne 
Nich» Carmer 
Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 



Assist** 



Aid" Beekman presented to the B^ a Release from Daniel Bonnet 
for the Piece of Ground lately purchased of him to continue Franck- 
fort Street into Queen Street which was read and approved of by the 
Board and ordered to be recorded and deposited in the Clerks Office. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas*" to pay 
issued M"" Bonnet £380-— consideration Money in the said Release 
mentioned. 

[53] A Petition of Ann Payne for permission to lead a private 
Drain to convey the Water from her Lot into the Common Sewer of 
Roosevelt Street, was read and granted. 

A Petition of Ephraim Hart to make a Coal Vault under the Street 
in front of his House in Wall Street was read & granted under the 
direction of the Aid" & Assist^ of the Ward. 

A Petition of several unlicenced Butchers to cut up & sell Meat in 
joint or in Pieces was read 

And a petition of the Licenced Butchers against it was also read. 

Whereupon the prayer of the unlicenced Butchers Petition was 
rejected. 

A Petition of Joseph Young & Helena Kip praying a small Altera- 
tion in the late Regulation of Dover Street so as that the Pavement be 
not raised above the Floors of their Houses was read and granted 
under the Direction of the Aid" & Assist* of the Ward. 

A Petition of Henry Ten Broeck Butcher for a Standing in the 
Hudson Market was read & granted. 



28 City or New Yokk 15 Aug. 1798 

Ordinances for paving the following Streets were respectively read 
and passed by the Board viz^ 

Catharine Street from Cherry Street to Bedlow Street. 

Greenwich Street from Swartwouts to the South side of Rector 
Street. 

Anji Rector Street from the Broadway to Greenwich Street. 

An Estimate & Assessment for the paving of Dover Street was 
read & ratified by the Board and David Harriot was appointed to col- 
lect the Monies & Peter Hardenbrook to superintend the paving of the 
Street. 

[54] Ordered that Adam Pens be appointed to Engine N^ 1 one of 
the fire Men of this City vice Daniel Fagen. 

On a suggestion that the fire Engines were improperly used in 
watering Ships on the Stocks Ordered that they be not used for any 
other Purpose than that of extinguishing Fires, and on special Occa- 
sions by permission of the Mayor 

Ordered that the Committee on Repairs at Brooklyn make the 
necessary Repairs to the East Pier. 

Ordered that M'" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 

Aldn W Van Zandt on ace* towards Repairs to the Pier 
issued atBrooklin £100: — : — 

Mr Janeway on acc^ towards the paving of Thomas & 

issued Chatham Streets £60: — : — 

Aldi^ Furman on ace* towards the new Bason at Thames 
issued 5j.p £400: — : — 

Gosman & Moore towards the G>rporations part of the 

issued Common Sewer in Roosevelt Street £200:—: — 

Archibald Dunlap for Repairs to the public Pumps 1"^ 

issued ^d £21: 9:10 

issued The same for the like 2d Wd £16:17: 2 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £59 : 17 : — 

. Rinicr Skaats for 1 Qr Services £10:—: — 

issued the same for disbursements 1:11: 6 

James Culbertson for superintends the cleaning of the 
issued ^^^^ £25: 1: 6 



26 Aug. 1798 Common Council Minutes 29 

[SS] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Wednes- 

New York) ^^' day the 21« Aug* 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh ^ Frederick Stymets 

Theophilus Beekman I Anthony Post 

Nicholas Bayard rEsqrs Aldermen ^^^j^^ y^ ^andt 

Gabrid Furman J George Janeway 



-Assist^ 



On a suggestion that the Watch House erecting would be too small 
it was ordered that it be lengthened eight feet on Wall Street and that 
it have a front on Broad Street to extend from it's termination on 
Wall Street to the Comer of Tilyou's House. 

Ordered that the Ald« & Assist* of the Ward direct a Bulkhead to 
be made at the River in front of Roosevelt Street And that the Aid" 
& Assist of the 4*** Ward do the like at Crown Street Slip And also 
that they direct the arrangement of the Tables & Benches in the Hud • 
son Market 

[56] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 26^^ day of August 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Theophilus Beekman' 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 



Tobias Van Zandt 
Mangel Minthorne 
. „ ... Nicholas Carmcr 

^^ George Janeway 

Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 



"Assist* 



Ordered that Robert Bryson be permitted to insert a private Drain 
into the Common Sewer of Roosevelt Street to convey the Water 
from his Lot 

Ordered that David Brown & Thomas Kinan divide the Business 
and Emoluments of inspecting fire Wood in their respective Districts 
at Pecks Slip and it*s vicinity equally between them. 

The Committee on the Petition of Aaron Burke & others made 
Report And thereupon ordered that the Qerk notify John Remsen & 
Gosen Ryers that unless they immediately wharf out and make front 
Street compleat in front of the respective Water Lots in their pos- 
session between the Exchange Slip & Moore Street this Board will 
proceed against them on the Covenants contained in the Grants of the 
said Water Lots. 

Ordered that the Treasurer expose to sale on Friday next at public 



80 City or New York 2 Sept. 1798 

Vendue the Materials of the Market House at [57] Pecks Slip. The 
purchaser to remove the whole of the Materials out of the Street and 
fill up the Street where the buildings stands to a level with the Street 
on each side in fifteen Days. 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer to pay 

Stagg & Gosman for paving Great George Street £232 : 18 : 5 

issued ^^ g^^^ £^j. Chatham Row 56: 12: — 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp* the 2^ day of Sept' 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



_ , _ , „ ^ Nicholas Carmer 

John Campbell 1 ^^t^ony Post 

SZi F^^"^"" h^q" Aldn Frederick Stymets 

Gabriel Furm^ j^^^^^j Minthome 

Wynant Van Zandt J George Janeway 



►Assis*» 



Charles Handasyde Cordwainer, admitted & sworn a free Man. 

On reading a Petition of the Inhabitants of Catharine Street. Or- 
dered that the Ordinance for paving that Street be suspended until 
next Summer 

A Petition of Adrian Kissam on behalf of himself & the other 
Heirs & Devisees of Petrus Rutgers dec^ praying a Grant to Francis B 
Winthrop of a certain Piece of Ground formerly reserved as a Street 
in a Grant to William Huddleston dec^ was read & referred to the 
Ald« & Assist** of the l»t & 4* Ward. 

[58] Ordered that Standings in Catharine Slip Market be assigned 
to William Moore Matthew Goodman & J Michael Nestell. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

Aldtt Campbell on Ace* the further Sum of £200 towards 
issued ^^ Improvements in the fields i200: — : — 

Ab« Van Gelder for the balh* of his Ace* in the Lamp 

issued Department £73:10: 6 

issued The same for 1 Months lights Lamps i50 : 5 : — 

. W*n Sloo as a Gratuity for his extraordinary Exertions 
issued .^ ^^^^^ ^^^ j^^ ^j^^ ^j^^ jj. ^ Bridewell £20 : — 

issued James Culbertson for his Watchmen £38 : 17 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £77: 14 

issued Leffingwdl & Pierpoint for lamp Oil £91 : 6 : 10 



9 Sept 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 81 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkj; ^' the 9^ day of September 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Theophilus Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
John CampbeU 



George Janeway 
Tobias Van Zandt 
'EsqnAlda Anthony Post ^Assut*> 

Frederick Stymets 
Nicholas Carmer 



J 



A Petition of James Warner & others praying an alteration in the 
Regulation of *Great George Street was read & rejected. 

A Petition of John Franklin for leave to make a Vault under the 
Street in front of his House in Queen Street was read & granted under 
the Inspection of the Aid" and Assistant of the Ward. 

[59] The Street Committee reported the follow^ Regulation of 
Pecks Slip Street, in the stead of that reported & agreed to on the 
29* July last,t which was agreed to by the Board viz* 

" From the southerly Kennel in Queen Street to the to the Kennel 
in Water Street descent 3 ®%oo Inches on 10 feet accordingly it will 
require raising at the distance of sixty feet from Queen Street 1 foot 
10 Inches Thence from the said Kennel in Water Street to the Wall 
Plate at the Slip with a. descent of 1^ Inch on 10 feet accordingly 
the Wall Plate must be raised 10 Inches. 

An Ordinance for the paving of the said Street was then read & 
passed by the Board. 

The Street Committee then reported the following Regulation of 
Lombard Street which was agreed to by the Board viz* 

From Catharine Street as the same is regulated to the Intersection 
of George Street ascent 2 3%oo Inches on 10 feet accordingly at the 
distance of 425 from Catharine Street is must be dug out 3 feet 5 
Inches. From George Street to 252 feet distance ascent 1J4 Inch on 
10 feet and thence 328 feet to Charlotte Street descent 1 J4 Inch on 10 
feet accordingly at the end of 230 feet from George Street it will 
require raising 7 Inches. From Charlotte Street to the distance of 
200 feet ascent lj4 Inch on 10 feet and thence to Rutgers Street de- 
scent lyi Inch on 10 feet, accordingly it will require digging out at 
the distance of 230 feet from Charlotte Street 7 feet 10 Inches. 

An Ordinance for digging out the said Street agreable to the said 
Report was read & passed by the Board. 

* Marginal note reads Broadw(^, — ^En. 
t Marginal note reads P. #^.— Ed. 



88 City op New Youk 9 Sept. 1798 

The Street Conunittee reported the following Alteration in the 
Regulation of *Great George Street from the Bridewell to Barley 
Street ; which [60] was agreed to by the Board viz* 

t Beginning at the Kennel at the intersection of the Street in front 
of the Bridewell & Great George Street and thence descending to the 
intersection of Barley Street with 1 Inch & ^ on 10 feet." 

Purs* to Law the Board proceeded to the appointment of places in 
the respective Wards at which the ensuing Election of Charter Officers 
is to be held and of Inspectors of the said Election & the following 
Places & Persons were nominated & appointed viz* 

places Inspectors 

lit Ward Trinity Church Thomas Ludlow 

2d City Hall John Jones 

3d North Church John Young 

4^ St Pauls Church Manassah Salter 

5th Eden Hunts House Water Street Garret Abeel 

6* Alms House John Crolius Jun' 

7th Richard Varians House Stephen M<:Crea 

From an appre[he]nsion that the alarming & infectious^ Fever 
now raging at Philadelphia may be brought to this City by 
persons coming from thence after having taken the Infection 
the Board determined it necessary that a place be provided out 
of the City to which they may be sent if they should be taken sick 
And thereupon the Aid** & Assist of the first Ward and M' Janeway 
were appointed a Committee to procure the use of the House on 
Nutten Island until l^t Nov*" and to provide Bunks &« if necessary 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

Gosman & Stagg in full for the Corporations proportion 
issued q£ ^Yit Common Sewer Roosevelt Street £237 : — : — 

David Harriot for the Corporations part of paving 
issued ^^^^ ^^^ ^j^.l3 

issued Nich* Carmer on Acc^ towards the Battery £32S 

issued Jacob Harsen on acc^ towards the Road £50 

bsued Ald<^ Furman on acc^ towards the Bason at Thames Slip £200 

issued James Culbertson for his Watchmen £58 : 17 



* Marginal note reads Broadway — Ed. 

t Marginal note reads see gen^ Regulation July 15*^ 1791. — ^Ed. 

t Marginal note reads Malignant or Yellow Fever, — Ed. 



i6Sq>t. 1798 CoMMOK Council Minutes 



[61] City of ) 
New York^ 



At a Common Council hdd on Monday 
the 16*J» day of Sept' 1793. 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 



Peter P Van Zandt ^ 
Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stontenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Nkholas Bayard 



-Esq«Ald« 



Tobias Van Zandt 
Frederick Stymets 
Mangel Minthorne 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
George Janeway 
Anthony Post 



>- Assist** 



John Jenkins made a free Man. 

M«" Mayor read to the Board a Letter from the Governor to him, 
stating that from the Circumstance of a Sloop from Philadelphia 
which was reported to him by the Health Officer to have on board 
a Person infected with the contagious Distemper now prevailing in 
that Place, having last Evening entered the Harbour and come to 
one of the Wharfs, He was convinced that that every Measure which 
he was warranted by Law to take to prevent an intercourse with that 
City would prove ineffectual. That under this impression he sub- 
mitted it to the Discretion of the Corporation to devise such farther 
Measures in aid of those already adopted as they might find them- 
Mves authorized to take or the necessity of the Case would justify 
for the prevention of so great a Calamity as the spreading of that 
malignant Dissease would prove to our fellow Citizens. 

M' Mayor informed the Board that the Inhabitants at a Meeting 
at the Coffee House had appointed a Committee to aid this Board 
in any Measures which might be adopted to [62] prevent the introduc- 
tion of that Dissease into this City, And that the said Committee 
among other arrangements had employed Doctors Buxton & Irwin to 
aid the Health Officer in his Duty & that they had employed Nathan 
Strong at the Whitehall & Henry Dufour at the North River to pre- 
vent Persons immediately from Phil* fro;n entering this City, and 
that they had engaged the Persons as above employed [at] an ample 
Compensation for their Services. 

Whereupon the Board approved of the Measures taken by the said 
Committee and proceeded to the consideration of such further Meas- 
ures as might be necessary to be taken by this Board on the alarming 
Occasion. 

And thereupon came to the following determination. 

Resolved and Ordered that Aldermen Furman Stoutenburgh, 



J 



84 City OF New YoKK 16 Sept. 1798 

Beekman & Campbell and Mess** Stymets, Canner and Janeway be a 
Committee and that they in conjunction with the Committee appointed 
by the Inhabitants to take every Measure which in their Judgment may 
be necessary to prevent the infectious Distemper now ranging^ at 
Philadelphia from being introduced into this City and that this Board 
will answer the Consequences & Expences , 

Ordered that M*" Mayor be authorized and requested to appoint 
under the Common Seal of this City such and so many of the re- 
spectable Inhabitants in each Ward as he may judge necessary for 
the purpose of aiding the Magistrates in carrying into strict execution 
the Law for preventing Nuisances in this City. 

Ordered that a Stand be assigned in the Catharine Slip Market 
House to Andrew Pfaaf Butcher. 

[.63] M^ Mayor represented to the Board that he had paid to the 
City Treasurer a considerable number of french Crowns received by 
him from Rinier Skaats & James Culbertson for market Fees collected 
by them in July & August at nine Shillings before they were actually 
reduced in circulation to 8/10^ and it appearing from the affidavit of 
M' Skaats that he had paid the Mayor 49 Crowns, and from the affi- 
davit of M'' Culbertson that he had paid to the Mayor 134 Crowns 
as aforesaid at 9/. Ordered that in the settlement of the Mayors 
Ace* he be allowed the deficiency on 91 Crowns & an half bemg one 
half of the Crowns so received by him & amounting to fifteen Shill*" 
&3d 

On a suggestion to the Board that a great majority of the pro- 
prietors of the Lots in Catharine Street were very desirous that the 
Ordinance for paving the said Street should be carried into immediate 
execution to prevent the said Street from running out in the course 
of the Winter. It was ordered that the Order of the 2<* Inst, for sus- 
pending the execution of the said Ordinance, be repealed. 

An Ordinance for digging out the Head of Chatham Street, ad- 
joining the Bowery Lane the Lots of Hendrick Doyer & Fork & the 
Ground purchased of M" Bancker by the Mechanic Society, was 
read & passed by the Board. 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging but Warren Street was 
read & ratified by the B^ and John Fox was appointed to collect the 
Monies therein mentioned. 

The Committee on the Petition of Adrian Kissam read on the 2^ 
Instant, reported that the pi'ayer of the Petition be granted and that 
it be extended to Geo Lindsay ; which was agreed to by the Board. 



28 Sept. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



85 



[64] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to 
pay 

Aldn W Van Zandt on acc^ towards Repairs to Brooklsm 

ws^cd p^^ jj^^jj^ ^ WhsLTi i200: — : — 

Aldn Furman on acct towards the Expences of the G>m- 

mittee for prevents infectious Distembers £100 : — : — 

issued John Graham for Repairs to Lamps £19 : 12 : 10 

issued Alexr Lamb for the City Watchmen £38 : 17 : — 

Ordered that the Committee on small Change Notes be directed to 
cause to the amount of ilOOO in small change Notes to be printed & 
delivered to the Treasurer. 



City of 
New York 



i 



ss. 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 23<^ day of Sept' 1793. 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stotttenburs^ 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Wynant Van Zandt 



»EsqnAldn 



Tobias Van Zandt 
Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthorn 
Nicholas Carmer 
George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 



^Assist** 



Ordered that Aid" Campbell, & P. Van Zandt & Mess'» Harsen 
Camier & Janeway be a Committee to attend at the Treasurers to ex- 
amine his annual Ace** & to report the same to this Board. 

An Estimate & Assessm^ for the paving of Franckfort Street was 
read & ratified by the Board & David Harriot was appointed to collect 
the Monies and Stagg & Gosman to superintend the Work. 

[65] Ordered that in case M' Mayor should be informed of any 

Person being sick and suspected of the infectious Dissease prevailing 

at Phil* he direct Doctors Treat, Bard and Pitt Smith to examine 

them and that this Board will provide for the Expence • 

The Committee for cancelling small change Notes reported that 

they had attended at the Treasurers & burnt to ashes the f ollow^ 

3000 of one penny il2:10: 

3000 of two pence 25 : — 

3500 of three pence 43:15 



i81: 5:-~ 
Ordered that Samuel Amot be appointed a Measurer of Grain & 
Coal 



86 City of New Yo«k 28 Sept. 1798 

Ordered that M'*T Van Zandt attend to the Repairs making at 
Brooklyn Ferry House & Wharf. 

Ordered that MJ Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer to pay. 

David Harriot for the Corporations part of paving the 

issued So side of Water Street £19:10 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £38 : 17 

issued Simon Kiersted for Repairs to Pumps £45 : 18 

W™ J Elsworth for his annual Allowance as superintend* 
issued of the fire Engines £70 & for his Ace* of Repairs to 

Engines amounts in the Whole £131: 0: 4 

At a Meeting at the Mayors Office on 
Saturday the 28^*^ day of Sepf 1793. 

Present/ M*" Mayor 

Aid" Stoutenburgh 

Aid" Beekman 

Aid" Furman 

Aid" Campbell 
Jedediah Waterman Chocolate maker. 
Azariah Dunham Laborer 

David Covert 6? 

John Seamers dP 

were admitted & sworn Free Men of this City 

[66] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York\ ^^* the 30*^* day of September 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Theophilus Beekman 
Jolin Campbell 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Nicholas Bayard 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
"Esq^Aldn Anthony Post 

George Janeway 
Mangel Minthome 



Assists 



The Committee appointed to examine the Treasurers Books & 
Ace** reported as follows viz* We the Subscribers appointed to ex- 
amine the Books of the City Treasurer do report that there has been 
received since the last Settlement from the Corporation Revenue and 
for Common Lands sold the Sum of Six thousand five hundred & 
forty six Pounds ll/3<* for the materials of the Market at Pecks Slip 
thirty Pounds 10/, and Monies borrowed from the Bank and other- 



80 Sept. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 87 

wise by order of the Com. Council twelve thousand four hundred 
Pounds which with the ball^ due on the last Settlement of four hun- 
dred & fifty three Pounds 1/10* amounts to £19430:3: 1<* . That there 
has been paid out by order of Common Council and for incidental 
Charges £17891 : 10: lj4 which leaves a ballance due to the City of 
New York on Revenue Accounts of £1538: 12: 115^.. 
That the follow* appears to be the State of the Books 

Outstandf on Contract Due to the City of N: 

for Com. Lands £2017:19: 5 York £7378:15: 6 

advanced towards open- do to the Bank N 

ing of Roosevelt Street 3391: 6:10 York 1200: — : — 

doe on City Cash Acct 1538:12:11 do to Effie Davis.... 39:19: 8 

Out standf Debts on 

Revenue Ace* 1670: 16: — 



£8618:15: 2 £8618:15: 2 



[67] The Board proceeded to the appointment of a Treasurer or 
Chamberlain for the ensuing Year and Daniel Phoenix was unani- 
mously appointed accordingly. 

M' Mayor then nominated and appointed James Culbertson to be 
high Constable of this City for the ensuing Year. 

A Request of Henry H Kip & John Murray Jun*" for the appoint- 
ment of five Persons according to Law to view their respective Lots 
adjoining Murrays Wharf to determine whether they are capable of 
sustaining Buildings of Brick or Stone & covered with Slate or Tile ; 
And a similar Request of Bemardus Swartwout as to his Lot at the 
North River were respectively made to the Board And John Stagg 
George Gosman John Moore James Robinson & John Day were ap- 
pointed accordingly. 

John Fox who was appointed to collect the Monies on the As- 
sessment for digging out Warren Street having from indisposition 
declined the Service Robert Berwick was appointed in his stead. 

An Estimate and Assessment for the paving of Ann Street was 
read ft ratified by the B^ and Hugh Montgomery was appointed to 
collect the Monies on the said Assessment and Stagg & Gosman were 
appointed to pave the said Street. 

An Ordinance for paving Roosevelt Street from Cherry Street to 
Rutgers Street was read & passed by the Board. 

An Ordinance for digging out Read Street from the E* side of 
Greenwich Street to the River was also read & passed by the Board 

On a suggestion that the landing of Cattle at Catharine Slip is be- 



88 Crrr of New York 80 Sept. 17©8 

come dangerous to the Inhabitants It is ordered that no Cattle be 
landed at any place in this City to the Westward of Col<^ Rutgers's. 

[68] The Board being informed that some of the Inhabitants in 
Broad Street had inserted private Drains into the Conunon Sewer of 
that Street not only to carry oflF the Bye Water from their Cellars 
but also the filthy & dirty Water from their Yards & Kitchens Where- 
upon it was ordered that the Aid" & Assistants of the !•* & 2^ Wards 
or the Commissioners appointed to aid the Magistrates in executing 
the Street Law examine and inspect those private Drains and if they 
shall find any of them used for any purpose but that of carrying off 
the Bye Water from the Cellars that they cause the communication of 
them with the Common Sewer, to be immediately cut off. 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Mess*"* Harsen & Stymets be a Com- 
mittee to compleat the Mouth of the Common Sewer in Broad Street 
so as to prevent it's being a receptacle for filth & Dirt 

A Petition from a Society of young Gentlemen, stiling themselves 
a Law Society, for the use of the Senate Chamber to meet in once a 
Week was read & granted. 

M^" Mayor laid before the Board a Suggestion, from the Committee 
appointed by the Inhabitants to prevent the introduction of the 
infectious Distemper prevailing in Phil*, that watering the Streets 
of this City by Means of the Fire Engines would aid the Inhabitants in 
cleansing them and tend to correct the Air and prevent Putrifaction 
or offensive smell from the Kennels in consequence of the long con- 
tinued Drought Whereupon it was resolved that it be recommended 
to the Engineers and Fire Men of this City to make the necessary 
arrangements for watering the several Streets of this City with the 
Pire Engines on Saturday next (unless a previous considerable fall 
of Rain should [make] it unnecessary [69] and the Inhabitants are 
requested to aid the Fire Men in this Business. 

And it is also recommended to all the Inhabitants to work at the 
same time all the public and private Pumps and to scrape or sweep the 
Kennels that the Water may have it's free Course. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

Mr Nicholas Carmer on ace* towards the new Watch 
issued jj^^jg^ £300: — : — 

AId<^ Campbell on acc^ towards Improvements making 

"•"^ in the Fields £200: — 

issued Ab>n Van Gelder for lighting public Lamps £50: 5 

issued Edward Day for two Cisterns at the City Hall £27 : 3 

issued Joseph Shelvey for 1 Qr Salary as public Whipper £10: 15 

issued Alexr Lamb for the City Watchmen £38:17 



iOet.1798 Common CouNciii Minittes 



89 



Chy 
New 



w York} ^• 
Present/ 



At a Gnrnnon Council held on Tuesday 
the first day of October 1793. 

Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 



Nkbolu Bayard 
Isaac Stontenburgh 
John Campbell 
Theophiltts Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Gabriel Fnrman 



Esq«Aldn 



Tobias Van Zandt 
Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Mangel Minthorne 
Frederick Stymets 
George Janeway 



Assistta 



The Clerk laid before the Board the Poll Lists of the Elections 
hdd yesterday in the several Wards of this City, of Charter Officers 
from which it appears that the following Persons were duly elected. 



VIZ' 



im 



l«tWard 



2d Ward 



3<iWard 



♦^Ward. 



Gabriel Furman Alderman 

Frederick Stymets Assistant 

Nicholas Cruger ) Assessors 

Thomas Ludlow J 

Acrt Hu3rsman Collector 

JohnSeamars ) Constables 

Azariah Dunham \ 

Wynant Van Zandt Alderman 

Garret Harsen Assistant 

Augustus Van Home) Assessors 

Solomon Simpson \ 

William Gilbert Collector 

Bam't Newkcrk ) Constables 

Abraham Martling \ 

Peter P Van Zandt Alderman 

Nicholas Carmer Assistant 

Henry Ten Broeck ) Assessors 

Moses Rogers j| 

Hugh Montgomery Collector 

Charles Handasydc ] Constables 

Samuel Stockwell j[ 

Isaac Stoutenburgfa Alderman 

Anthony Post Assistant 

Ahasucrus Turk ) Assessors 

Jacob Abrams j 

Thomas Lafoy Collector 

John Ackcrman ] ConsUbles 

John Reins ( 



40 



City of New Yobk 



1 Oct. 1793 



Theophiltts Bedanan Alderman 

Tobias Van Zandt Assistant 

JamcsTylec ) Assessors 

5th Ward. Caleb Sutton J 

David Harriot Collector 

John Flemming"] 

Francis f Constables 

James Currie J 

John Campbell Alderman 

George Janeway Assistant 

Anthony Lispenard ) Assessors 

6tli Ward. Oliver Glean \ 

John Fox Collector 

William Campbell ] ConstaMea 

Robert Berwick j 

(71] Nicholas Bayard Alderman 

Mangel Minthorne Assistant 

Edward Wflliams ) ^Assessors 

Rem Rapalyc J Bowery 

Richard Furman t\- • • "^ Collector 

7«.Ward JohnDeit, | '^•-•«>" [constables 

Francis White ( 

Sampson Benson Jun^) ^Assessors 

Jacobus Dyckman C u.^i.^ 

John Bussing ^^J^ ^Collector 

John DeWitt ) vntion j^^^^^^j^ 

Cornelius Harsen j 

Ordered that the several Persons above named (except those 
elected to the Office of Collector) be notified to attend at the Common 
Council on Monday the 14^^ Instant at 11 O'Clock in the forenoon to 
take & subscribe the Oaths by Law prescribed & directed 

Pursuant to the Statute the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this 
City attended and produced to the Mayor Recorder & Aldermen for 
their Inspection and Examination his Accounts and Vouchers of the 
Receipts and Expenditures of the Monies raised by Tax last Year; 
which they found to be just and right and they certified the same 
accordingly. 

A Petition of D' Nicholas Romayne for the Soil between front 
Street & high Water Mark in front of his land at Corlaers Hook was 
read & rejected. 

Pursuant to the Statutes of this State relative to the Office of Loan 
Officers Evert Bancker one of the Loan Officers for this City 
& County laid before the Board the Books of Mortgages Minutes and 
Accounts by him & Cornelius Ray taken & kept as Loan Officers and 



1 Oct 1798 Common Council Minutes 41 

this Board having carefully inspected and examined the said Books 
Minutes and Accounts Do find that the said Loan Officers have faith- 
fully discharged the Trust in them reposed and performed their Duty 
in manner as by the said Statutes is directed & required. 

The following is a Statement of the Mortgages by them taken & 
of the Monies by them received & paid into the Treasury of the 
State, viz* 

[72] Memorandum of the Mortgages that the Interest Commences 
on the first Tuesday in November and December 1792 

Principal 
50 MortK* between No 1 to 53 inclusive Dated 6 Novemr 1792 

amounting to £8610: 0: 

2 Ditto No 56 & 57 dated 6 Novemr 1792 part of each £300 is 600: 0: 

2 Ditto 64 & 66 dated 4 Decemr Do amounting to 350: 0: 

2 Ditto 70&73datedl3 Do 250:0:0 



56 Mortgages Interest commences first tuesday in Novemr 92 on 9810: 0: 
13 Do remaining In^ to commence first tuesday in 

Decemr 92 £8490) 

Part of the above mentioned two Mortg* No 56 & 57 1000 J 9490: —: — 



(j9 Mortgages Principal Amounting to the full sum received £19300: 0: 

£9610 Principal 6 Months Interest to the 7^ May 1793 ® 6 

IRCcnt^'Ann £294: 6: 

9490 Ditto 5 Months Do to the 7^ Do Do.... 237: 5: 



£19300 Principal Interest due the 7th May 1793. . . . £531 : 11 : 

The New Loan Officers have rec<l the Interest due and paid the same to the 
Treasurer as here under 

The Treasury Dcbi" to the Salaries of the Loan Officers. . . . £80 : : 

1793 June 22od To Cash paid the Treasurer in full as V receipt 451 : 11 : 



531:11: 



New York the 22tb June 1793 
Errors Excepted 

^ Evert Bancker L O 
New York the 17^ September 1793 

Prindpal remaining on Loan last year (of the monies emited in 

1786) was £22325 : 6 Interest for 1 Year at 5 ^ Cent is. . . . £1116: 5: 3 
Deduct Loan Officers Salary 80: 0: 

1036: 5: 3 
Cash reced on Ace* o f Principal as ^ Ace* 3973: 6: 

The Prindpal & Int paid to the Treasurer as here under £5009 : 11 : 3 



42 City of New Yoek 11 Oct. 1798 

Cash paid to Gerard Bancker Esq' as V receipt dated the 9^ 

August 1793 £5^47:1S: 6 

Ditto paid— Ditto in full as ^ Do 27 Aug* 1793 1761:15; 9 

i5009:ll: 3 



New York the 17^ September 1793 
Errors excepted 
Principal remaining out £18352. ^ Evert Bancker. L. O 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*^ to pay 
issued the several Qerks of the Election of Charter Officers 16/ 
each amount' to £5 : 12. 

[73] City of ) At a Common Council held on Friday 

New York J ^®" the U^ day of October 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq^ Recorder 



Nicholas Bayard 
Theophilus Beekman 
Wsmant Van Zandt 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Esqn Aldermen Anthony Post 

Mangel Minthome 
George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 



^Assistt* 



A Petition of Jon* Dickenson to insert a private Drain into the 
Common Sewer of Roosevelt Street was read and granted under the 
Inspection of George Gosman. 

An Estimate & Assessment for the paving of S* James Street & 
the like for Roosevelt Street was read & ratified by the Board & 
Jonathan Conrey was appointed to collect the Monies on the said 
Assessments and Peter Hardenbrook to superintend the paving of the 
said Streets. 

The like for the paving of Pecks Slip Street and Hugh Mont- 
gomery was appointed to collect the Monies and Peter Hardenbrook 
to superintend the paving of the said Street 

A Petition of Peter Grim for a Survey of the West side of the 
Bowery Lane was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

The Street Committee reported " that they had caused a Survey 
to be made of the lower End of Wall Street with a view to avoid 
the necessity of the Drains at the Coffee House and find that a descent 
of one Inch & a quarter upon every 10 feet from opposite the House 
of Peter P Van Zandt Esq«- to the [74] Bulkhead at the Slip will 
answer the purpose and therefore recommend an Ordinance to be 
passed to carry the said Regulation into immediate execution agreable 



14 Oct. 1796 Common CoxmciL Minutes 



48 



to the Survey ; which said Report and the Survey accompanying it 
were approved by the Board 

Ordered that an Ordinance be prepared accordingly. 
M' Mayor laid before the Board a Recommendation, of the joint 
Committee of this Board and of the Committee chosen by the Citizens 
to prevent the introduction into this City of the infectious Distemper 
now prevailing in Philadelphia '* that this Board would furnish the 
'' Sum of three thousand Dollars towards the Relief of the poorer and 
" most distressed Citizens of Philadelphia under the pressure of their 
** present great Calamity " 

Whereupon it was resolved that this Board will provide the Sum 
of five thousand Dollars for the Relief of the poorer and most dis- 
tressed Citizens of Philadelphia under the pressure of their present 
great Calamity And that M^ Mayor be authorized on behalf of this 
Board to negociate a Loan with the Bank of New York for the above 
Sum And that he be requested to inform the Mayor of Philadelphia of 
the aforegoing Resolution & to pay the above Sum to his Order ac- 
cordingly. 

[75] Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasury 
to pay 

Charles Handysyde for the Expences of an Inquisition 
taken by Judge Hobart in the absence from this City 

of the Coroner £2: — 

Alexi" Lamb for the City Watchmen i38 : 17 

James Culbertson for the like £38 : 17 

Evert Bancker for Surveys & levells Streets i25 : 18 

George Hoppel towards a new Well sunk at the Corner 

of Greenwich & Chambers Streets £7: 4 

issned John Goodeve for a Box Candles £3 : 6 

issued Alsop & Hicks for lamp Oil i9: 1 



issued 

issued 
issued 
issued 

issued 



City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^' the 14*»» day of October 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theophiltts Beekman 
John Campbell 
Nicholas Bayard 



••Esq" Aldn 



Frederick Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Tobias Van Zandt 
George Janeway 
Mangel Minthome 



rAssist** 



His Excellency the Governor by & with the advice & consent of the 
Council of appointment having been pleased to reappoint Richard 



4A 



City op New Yqek 



14 Oct. 170S 



Varick Esq' to the Offices of Mayor Water Bailif & Clerk of the 
Markets of this City for the ensuing Year, M** Mayor attended by 
the Aldermen proceeded to the Gov^ House and in their presence took 
before his Excellency the Oaths prescribed by the Charter of this 
City And being returned to the City Hall the [76] Mayors Commission 
was published with the usual Solemnities. 

M^" Mayor then administred to the several Aldermen & Assistants 
aforementioned and to the several follow* Officers the Oaths pre- 
scribed by the Charter to be by them respectively taken, vii* 



Nicholas Cruger 
Thomas Ludlow 
Augustus Van Home 
Solomon Simpson 
Moses Rogers 
Ahasuerus Turk 
Jacob Abrams 
James Tylec 
Caleb Sutton 
Anthony Lispenard 
Sampson Benson Jim' 
Jacob Dyckman 



Assessors 



John Seamars 
Azariah Dunham 
Bam't Newkerk 
Charles Handasyde 
Samuel Stockwell 
John Ackerman 
John Reins 
John Fleming 
Francis Currie 
William Campbell 
Robert Berwick 
John Dietz 
Francis White 
John DcWitt 
Cornelius Harsen 



Constables 



Daniel Phoenix Treasurer or Chamberlain who produced a Bond 
for the due execution of his Office which was approved by the Board. 
William J Elsworth Coroner 
James Culbertson High Constable. 

Ordered that Oliver Glean, Edward Williams & Rem Rapalye As- 
sessors who have not appeared be notified to attend at the next Coni. 
Council as also Ab"' Martling Constable 

Ordered that Aid" Stoutenburgh Furman P. Van Zandt Beekman 
& Campbell & Mess" Harsen & Minthome be the standing Com^ 
for Streets & Roads 

Ald*^ W Van Zandt & Mess'* Carmer & Janeway for Accounts. 

And Aid" Furman & Mess" Tobias Van Zandt & Minthome for 
Lamps. 



21 Oct. 1798 Common Council Minutes 4S 

[77] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^* Oct' the 21«' 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*^ Recorder 



TheophHus Beekman' 
Nicholas Bayard 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenbnrgh 
Gabriel Furman 
Peter P Van Zandt 



EsqnAlda 



Garret Harsen 
Nich* Carmer 
Mangd Minthorne 
Anthony Post 
Frederick Stymets 



> 



Assist^ 



M' Mayor communicated to the Board a Letter from the President 
& Directors of the Bank of New York in answer to his Application for 
the Loan of 5000 Dollars for the Relief of the distressed Citizens of 
Phil* wherein they express their chearful consent to lend the Corpo- 
ration that Sum' on their Bond payable in one Year and in consequence 
of the benevolent use intended to be made of the Money they will 
demand only five per D Interest for the same. 

Ordered that a Bond from this Corporation to the President Direc- 
tors & Company of the Bank of New York for the above Sum with 
Interest at five per O be made out accordingly that the Common Seal 
be affixed thereto & that M"" Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of 
this Board. 

A Request of Herman Le Roy to enlarge the Area & make a Vault 
under the Street in front of his House in Broadway, was granted 
under the Inspection of the Aid" & Assist* of the Ward 

A similar Request of Robert Robinson for a Vault in front of 
his House in John Street was granted in like manner 

[78] & A Request of Mess" Cromwell & Cock to incert private 
Drains into the Common Sewer of Ferry Street was granted in like 
nianner 

Ordered that David Fowler & James Hubbard be appointed fire 
Men to Engine N*> 5 vice Andrew Sitcher & Garret Van De Water 
dec<* 

An Ordinance for new paving Wall Street from Queen Street to 

the Wall Plate at the Slip, was passed by the Board. 

Ordered tfiat M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

Ald» Fnrman on Acc^ towards the Expences of the Com- 
"sned mtttee for prevent* infectious Distempers being 

brought into this City i200: — : — 

, Rinier Skaats on acct for fire Wood for the Court 
*^^ Rooms iSO:-:- 



46 



Cmr OP New Yokk 



9* Oct. 1798 



issued 

issued 

issued 
issued 

issued 
issued 
issued 



Jacob Qinch for his atteadance as Qerk at the Election 
the 2d Ward 16: — 

Simon Kiersted for Repairs to Wells & Pumps in the 
4th Ward i50:10:ll 

James Culbertson for the City Watchmen £38 : 17 : — 

& for extra Watchmen to quell a Riot 4 : 16 : — 

Aldn Stoutenburgh for Repairs to a Street £2: 6: 3 

Christopher Halsted for a Shed at the Goal to cover the 

fire Hooks & Ladders £11 : 15 : 6 

James Hubbard for removing the fire Engine House in 

Greenwich Street 2: 2: 6 

William J Els worth Coroner for Inquests taken on dead 

Bodies £35:12: 6 



[79] City of 1 
New YorkJ 



At a Common Council held on Thurs- 
day the 24^ day of October 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Nicholas Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
John Campbdl 



EsqnAlda 



Frederick Stymcts 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Tobias Van Zandt 
George Janeway 
Mangel Minthome 



"Assist^ 



Ordered that the Street Committee be authorized to agree with 
M' Williams to plant Trees in the Fields* at 4/ each — ^he to warrant 
their growth. 

On a suggestion that the Inhabitants slacken in their Zeal to 
keep the necessary night Watch for preventing the introduction of 
the infectious distemper from Philadelphia by Passengers being landed 
in the Night And that it would be expedient to employ an additional 
number of City Watchmen for the purpose. 

Ordered that 24 additional Watchmen be engaged for the purpose 
aforesaid under the direction of the Committee for preventing the 
introduction of the infectious Distemper. 

Ordered that Tunis Ricker be appointed a fire Man to Engine N® 
14 vice Nich' Morrise resigned And Miles Hitchcock to N<> 12 vice 
John Arthur resigned. 



* Marginal note reads Parks. — Eo. 



S8 Oct. 1796 Common Council Minxttes 



47 



[80] City of I ^^ 
New YorkC 



At a G)tnmon Council held on Monday 
the 28^ day of October 1793 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Nicholas Bayard 



Theophilus Beekman 

Gabriel Furman 

Wynant Van Zandt J-Esq" Aid* 

Peter P Van Zandt 

John Campbell 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 



George Janeway 
Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthorne 
Frederick Stymets 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 



Assist^ 



Ordered that one of the City Watchmen be stationed at each of the 
fire Engine Houses in the 7*^ Ward. 

An Estimate & Assessm* for digging out & paving Robinson Street 
was read & ratified by the Board And James Warner was appointed 
to collect the Monies on the said Assessment And Jacob Elames to dig 
out and James Warner to pave the said Street. 

Oliver Glean an Assessor for the 6*^ Ward attended & took the 
Oath of CMfice as prescribed & directed by Charter. 

Ordered that in the Grant of the Soil under Water in Hudsons 
River intended to be made to Richard Harison a Quit Rent be reserved 
of one Shilling per foot to commence in three Months from this day 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

Aldn Furman on account towards the new Bason at 

Thames Slip 1200: — : — 

Aldn Furman on acc^ towards the Expences of the Com« 
mittee for prevents the introduction of infectious Dis- 
tempers £200 : — 

issued [81] Alex*" Lamb for his Company of City Watchmen. . . £44: 17 

issued Ab« Van Gclder for lighting Lamps £50: 5 

issued James Wing for lamp Oil £70: 3 

issued Daniel Burger for Repairs to Pumps in the 7th Ward £38 : 14 : 8 

issued The same for the like 5th Ward £37: 3: 1 



issued 



issued 



48 City op New Yobk 4Nov.17»8 

City of ) At a G)inmon Council hdd at the Alms 

> ss 

New York j * House on Monday Nov«^ 4^ 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Peter P Van Zandt ^ 
Nich^ Bayard 



Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Theoph* Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



George Janeway 
Garret Harsen 
oEsqnAld* Mangd Minthome 

Frederick Stsrmets 
Anthony Post 



..Assist^ 



M' Mayor & the Board proceeded to visit the several Wards in 

the Alms House & Bridewell & being returned the Committee of 

Acc^ reported that they had examined die Books & Acc^ of the Com-' 

miss*^ of the Alms House and Bridewell & found them just and right 

Those of the Alms House for the last Qr £1787: 8:10 

Do BrideweU 315:15:11^ 

An Estimate of the Qmunissioners for the ensuing Quarter was 

then read & approved by the Board viz^ 

For the use of the Alms House jn600: — : — 

Do Bridewell 200: — : — 

- Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas*' for the 
pa3mient thereof accordingly. 
Ordered that the Commissioners supply the School Master of the 
Alms House with two Cords of fire Wood. 

Ordered that the Ald^" & Assist of the 2 & the Assist^ of the 1 
Wards be a Committee to direct the necessary supply of new Caps or 
Hats for the City Watchmen 

[82] A Petition of John B Coles to erect a Mill on the Stream of 
Harlem River was read & referred to the Road Committee 

Ordered that Adam Mildeberger be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N« IS vice John Wallgrove removed from the City 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

issued James Culbertson for the City Watch £38:17: 

iam#H '^^ **"* ^^^ ^^ additional Watch to guard agt persons 

'^~ from Phil* landing in the Night time fig. 9._ 

issued ^* ^^"^^ ^^^ himself & another for guards the Im- 
provements at the Battery &c 26- 11 • ^ 

issued ^'"'*™ ^^^ ^^^ *« Constables and Marshalls coiivcyf 

Vagrants to Bridewell 23 : 17 : 6 

issued Jeremh Smith for Repairs to public Pumps £9: 3 : — 



11 Nov, 1798 Common Council Minutes 49 

Gty of ^ At a Common Council hdd on Monday 

New YoricJ ^^- the 11«» day of Nov' 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 
Theophflus Beekman^ 



Nicholas Bayard 
Wynant Van Zandt 



Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthorne 



Isaac Stoutcnburgh fE8Q"Ald» Frederick Stymcts 



Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



►Assist** 



On a reconsideration of the Survey & Regulation lately made of 
Wan Street from Queen Street to the River And of the Ordinance 
passed the 21»* Ult« for paving the said Street agreably thereto 

Ordered that the same be repealed 

Then the Street Committee reported the following Regulation for 
the said Street which was agreed to by the Board as follows viz* 

" Descent from the northerly Kennel in Queen Street to the inter- 
section of Water [83] Street 3 2%o() Inches on 10 feet, from thence 
Descent IJ^ Inch on 10 feet to the Ground near the Wall Plate; Con- 
fortnable to this the southerly Kennel in Queen Street must be raised 
7y2 Inches — Opposite the House of Peter P. Van Zandt Esq' it re- 
quires raising 1 foot 9 Inches At the intersection of Water Street it 
requires raising 1 foot 3 Inches — At the end of 117 feet further it 
requires lowering 4 Inches. At the intersection of Front Street it 
requires raising 2 Inches And the Ground near the Wall Plate will 
remain as it is." 

And Then an Ordinance for paving the said Street agreable to the 
above Regulation was passed by the Board. 

A Petition of Walter & John Townsend to erect a Mill on the 
Stream of Harlem River was read & referred to the Road Com*«« 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

issued Alex"" Lamb for the City Watchmen £38 : 17 : — 

The same for the additional Watch to guard ag* Persons 

^**"~ from PhU» landing in the night time 18: 9: — 

Jonathan Pearssee for subsisting criminal Prisoners in 

'^^ Goal from October 1792 to Septr 1793 inclusive £227 : 7 : 9 



50 City of New Yokk 18 Nov. 1798 

[84]- City of ^ At a Common Council held on Mondav 

New York J ^^' Nov' 18^ 1793 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Wynant Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
Gabrid Furtnan 
Peter P Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Nicholas Bayard 



Garret Harsen 
George Janeway 

^ Esqw Aldn ^^ge^ Minthorne 

Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Frederick Stymets 



Assist^ 



A Petition for the new paving of Rider Street was read & referred 
to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that the Clerk notify Simon and Rem Remsen that if they 
do not immediately agree to accept and take out Grants of the Water 
Lots in front of their Lots on the East side of Burlings Slip and 
engage to erect the Pier to form the East side of the Slip, (agreable to 
the Terms on which this Board offered to grant the said Water Lots 
to them & John Riker) by the first day of August next the said Water 
Lots will be sold to the highest Bidder. 

The following Regulation for Reade Street from Greenwich Street 
to the River was reported by the Street Committee & agreed to by the 
Board viz* [85] " Dig the center of Greenwich Street at the inter- 
section of Read Street five feet 9 Inches, conformable to the Regula- 
tion of Read Street East of Greenwich Street, Thence descent, from 
the westerly range of Greenwich Street 100 feet distance towards the 
River, 1J4 Inch on 10 feet. Thence descent 170 feet distance with 
4 %oo Inches on 10 feet to the present Dock in order to reserve within 
the 170 feet a descent of lj4 Inch on 10 feet for a Distance of 560 
feet further into the River." 

On a representation of the Company of fire Engine N^ 7 that 
from it's great Size two additional fire Men were necessary. Ordered 
that two additional fire Men be allowed accordingly 

Ordered that the following Persons be appointed fire Men of this 
City viz* 

,No 13 Peter Fenton vice James J Beekman resigned — James 
Pritchet vice William Post resigned. And Samuel Brewster vice John 
Bockey displaced for neglect of Duty. 

N® 17. Matthias Mount vice James Butler resigned. 

N° 19. Simon Demarest vice W" Perrian 



18 Not. 1796 COMMON COUNCIL MiNXJTES 51 

N^ 2. James Philips vice Daniel Betts displaced for neglect of 
Duty. 

On a representation from the Committee for, preventing the intro- 
duction of infectious Distempers that the additional night Watch was 
become unnecessary Ordered that the said Watch excepting four men 
be discontinued 

Ordered that the Treasurer demand of Richard Furman the 
amount of the Monies assessed for the opening & continuing of Roose- 
velt Street [86] to the River and that the same be credited to the 
revenue fund. 

Ordered that a Stand be assigned to Ebenezer Winshop in the 
Hudson Market 

* 

Ordered that Jacob Abrahams be appointed a fire Warden vice Col<> 
Anthony Post resigned. 

Ordered that the Qerk publish in the New Papers a recommenda- 
tion to the Inspectors of fire places Chimnies &* in the several Wards 
to inspect the several fire places Stoves & Ash Pits in their respective 
Wards and to report all such as they shall find dangerous & contrary 
to Law 

Ordered that Aid" W Van Zandt with the Qerk make the neces- 
sary arrangement for a Corporation Dinner on Monday next, the 25*^ 
Instant being the anniversary of the Evacuation of this City by the 

British Troops and to supply the MiUtia with Gun Powder not exceed- 

ib 
ing200. 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay 

Ald° Furman the further Sum of iSOO. towards discharg- 
issued ing the Acc^ against the Committee for preventer the 
introduction of infectious Distempers 

Lieut John Lovell for the Services of a Detachment of 

^^^ light Horse on a late Riot : £29:12 

issued Rinier Skaats for 1 Q^ Salary & Disbursemts ilO : 14 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £38 : 17 

issued The same for additional River Watch £26 : 5 

issued George CoUis for Blacksmith Work to Pumps £3 : 19 : 7^ 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £38: 17 

issued The same for additional River Watch £18 : 9 



52 



City of New Yokk 



8 Dec. 1798 



At a Gnnmon Council held on Monday 
the 2» day of Dec' 1793. 



[87] City of I ^ 
New YorkC 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Peter P Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Theophilus Beekman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 



^Esq" Aldn 



Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Mangel Minthome 
Tobias Van Zandt 
Frederick Stymets 
George Janeway 



»- Assist** 



A Memorial of John Ramsay on the Subject of his Mill latdy 
erected on the Stream of Harlem River at Kings Bridge. 

A Petition of Samuel Ellis and others for enlarging Hudsons 
Market. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants in Partition Street for numbering the 
Houses 

And a Petition from the Mechanick Society with a plan for render- 
ing the Piece of Ground, at the upper end of Chatham Street lately 
purchased by the Society, more square & convenient for the erection 
of a Hall for the said Society; were respectively read & referred to 
the Committee for Streets and Roads. 

An Estimate and Assessment for the digging out and filling in of 
Lombard Street from Catharine Street to Rutgers Street was read 
& ratified by the Board and Henry Bogardus, John Meyer & Thomas 
Eagles were appointed to superintend the Work And David Harriot to 
collect the Monies on the said Assessment 

Ordered that the Commissioners of the Alms House and Bride- 
well occupy two Rooms in the Bridewell in like Manner as directed 
by the Order of the 6^^ Dec' 1791* 

[88] On a suggestion that an oeconomical reform might be made in 
the collection of Wharfage and Slippage Ordered that Aid" Campbell & 
Mess" Stymets and Harsen be a Committee to enquire into the Cir- 
cumstances of that Business and to report to the Board any Reform 
they may conceive beneficial. 

Ordered that Aaron Pell be appointed a fire Man to Engine N^ 
9 vice Richard Ten Eyck removed from this City. 



^ Error of the clerk. The date should be 1792.— Ed. 



9 Dec. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 58 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*" on the Treas' to pay. 
. , Aid" Funnan the further Sum of ilOO on account towards 
the New Bason at Thames Slip. 

issned Alex^ Lamb for his Compy City Watchmen i7S : 15 

iflsoed The same for the additional River Watch £26: 5 

iatoed James Ctdberts<Mi for his Compr City Watch i44: 19 

isioed Ab» Van Gelder for lighting public Lamps £50: 5 

. John Hide for a public Dinner on the late anniversary of 

the evacuation of this City by the british Troops £29 : 18 : — 

Snowden & Swartwout for Gun Powder for the Militia 

^^^ on the above Occasion £4:12: 3 

issued John McLean for the like for the Artillery £21 : 1 : 9 

, The Sextons of the several Churches for ringing the 

"^*^ Bens 12/ each £7: 4: — 

[89] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^*** the 9^ day of December 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Garret Harsen 



Isaac Stoutenburgh ' 
Theophilus Beekman 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 



Mangel Minthorne 
Nicholas Carmer 
"Esq^Alda George Janeway 

Tobias Van Zandt 
Anthony Post 
Frederick Stymets 



•-Assistants 



Ordered that the new constructed Sled for transporting the fire 
Engines on the Snow be applied to the use of Engine N*' 18 — ^that 
another be made for N® 19 in the 7* Ward And, if the Company con- 
ceive it necessary, another for N** 17. 

The Board went into the consideration of the Application of the 
Committee for erecting a Bridge across Harlem River at Morrisania. 

Resolved that this Board will demise so much of the Soil from 
high to low Water Mark in the said River as may be necessary for 
the popposes of the said Bridge, for the Term mentioned in the Law 
granting the proprietors of the said Bridge a Toll, reserving a Rent of 
one Pepper Com per annum."** 

A Petition of Stephen M*^Crea & others for postponing the execu- 
tion of the Ordinance for digging out and filling in Lombard Street 
ttntil next Spring was read And it appearing that the Estimate & 
Assessment for executing the Work were already ratified by the Board 
and the Assessment in the hands of the Collector and also that the 

* Marginal note reads see after entry on this Subject. — Ed. 



54 City of New Yokk 9 Dec. 179S 

Persons employed to execute the Work had commenced the Business 
the Board determined that the prayer could not be granted 

[90] On reading an Application of John DeLancey to purchase 
some of the Common Lands The Question was raised. Whether it 
would be expedient to proceed immediately to the sale of any more 
of the Common Lands, & it was determined, nem. con, in the Negative. 

The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz* The 
Street Committee to whom was referred the Petition of Dyck- 

man praying a Survey of the Bowery Lane may be made Report that 
they have caused a Survey of that part of the Bowery Lane to be made 
by running a streight Line, beginning at the division Line, between 
the Land of Nicholas Bayard Esq' and Thomas Tucker and extending 
to the Land of David Deas ; agreable to which as the Fence now stands 
Thomas Tucker will gain 2268 square feet and Dyckman 2281 square 
feet and that Samuel Jones Esq' will lose 4662 square feet and Mat- 
thew Buys 2763 square feet." 

Dec' 9*^ 1793 Isaac Stoutenburgh 

John Campbell 
Theo* Beekman 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthome 
Gabriel Furman 

A Survey of the above mentioned Line was also approved of by the 
Board 

Ordered that the same Committee confer with the proprietors of 
the said Land on the subject of the said Regulation 

On reading a Petition of the Inhabitants in the Vicinity of Hud- 
sons Market House 

Ordered that they be permitted to enlarge the said Market by erect- 
ing a Market House of twenty feet in Wedth in Vesey Street between 
Greenwich and Washington Streets under the Direction of the 
Street Committee. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay» 

[91] M*" Frederick Stymets to be applied towards the 

issued Support of Lidia Wentworth & her blind Children the 

Sum of ilO : — : — 

Peter Hardenbrook for Repairs to ferry Street Common 
issued 5^^^^ £9.j5. 3 

issued John Day for the same £12 : 2 : 6 

issued Mich^ Brooks for painting & glazing City Hall £14: 15: 5 

issued Jon* Pearssee for the expences of a Guard at the Goal. . 1 : 10: lyi 

issued Casimir T Gcerick for Survey* Streets &c 92 : 6 : — 



^Com*" 



16Dec«17M CoMMON COUNCEL MiNXJTES 55 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^" the 16^ day of December 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 

Mangle Minthorne 
Tobias Van Zandt 



Nicholas Bayard 
Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 



Anthony Post 
Esq"Aldn ^^^^^^ jjarsen Ussist^ 



George Janeway 
Nicholas Carmer 
Frederick Stymets 

An Estimate and Assessment for the paving of Ltmiber Street 
(which was received on the and the consideration 

thereof postponed) was read and ratified by the Board & George 
Gosman was appointed to collect the Monies on the said Assessm^ 

On reading a Petition of the Neighborhood. 

Ordered that all Operations on the Ordinance for digging out & 
filling in of Lombard Street from Catharine Street to Rutgers Street 
be suspended until next Spring. 

A Petition from the firemen of Engine N° 19 situate in the seventh 
Ward setting forth that from the remote Situation of the said Engine 
from the body of the City they find it difficult to transport it & there- 
fore pray an addition of two Men ; was read & granted. 

[92] An Estimate and Assessment for the digging out Reade 
Street from the East side of Greenwich Street to the River was pre- 
sented to the Board & read and ratified, amounting to £101. — 
£69:12:2 whereof they had assessed on the Corporation of Trinity 
Church & £31 : 7: 10 on M'' Frederick Rhinelander. And it being sug- 
gested that he would undertake to execute the Work for £90 includ- 
ing the Surveyors fees of 40/ the Board appointed him to execute the 
Work accordingly and that the said Sum of £90 be paid between him 
& the said Corporation agreable to the ratio of the above Assessment 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 
Elias Burger Jun^ for erecting a Bulkhead across Crown 

^^^ Street Slip i98: — :_ 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £56 : 7 : — 

issued James Culbertson for the like £56 : 7 : — 

Nich» Carmer for the bailee of his Ace* for Improve- 

issued tncnts at the Battery & about the Govt House £7 : 16 : 2 

Isaac Van Deursen for repairs to the Iron Grates at the 

Usued Wall Street Com: Sewer £1:10: 6 

Edward Meeks for an Iron Brake to the Pump in Wall 

"^"^ Street £1:13:- 

issoed The same for Iron Work to Lamps £4 : 18 : 8 






66 City of New Yobk 80 Dec. 1798 

[93] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^^*' the 30«^ day of December 1793. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Peter P Van Zandt 1 
Nicholas Bayard 
Theophilus Beelcman 
Gabriel Furtnan 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthome 
. _ . , , George Janeway 

Anthony Post 
Tobias Van Zandt 



Assistt* 



A Petition of Abraham Franklin for permission to use the fire 
Engine, N<> 18 of which he is foreman, in the Watering of his Ship on 
the Stocks ; was read & granted 

A Petition of Henry Bogardus, John Myers & Thomas Eagles, 
who were appointed to dig out Lombard Street, complaining of the 
suspension of that business until next Spring ; was read & referred to 
the Street Committee. 

A Petition of the Lamplighters for an encrease of Wages was read 
& referred to the Lamp Com^** 

An Acc^ of David Waldron w<is for Repairs to the public Roads, 
was referred to the Road Committee to report what Allowance should 
be made to him for the superintendance of the Business & Use of his 
Horse & Cart 

The Street Committee reported That agreable to the Ace*" of 
Richard Furman who was appointed to superintend the digging out 
and filling in of the Bowery Lane, there has been expended fifty 
Pounds 12/7 over and above the amount of the Assessment and other 
Monies received for Earth Also three Pounds more will be necessary 
to compleat the said Work. The Committee are of Opinion that a 
further Assessment ought to be made to compleat the Work and to 
reimburse [94] the aforesaid Sum and also to include sixteen pounds 
as a compensation for superintending the Business. 

Ordered that an Ordinance issue for a further Assessment on the 
same Houses & Lots for raising the Sum of £69: 12: 7 the amount of 
the said several Sums mentioned in the said Report accordingly 

The Street Committee delivered in the following Report on the 
Petition for numbering the Houses in Partition Street; which was 
read & agreed to by the B^ " That the following Method in the Opin- 
ion of your Committee will be the most simple and convenient. Be- 
ginning at the next House in every Street terminating at either of 



80Dec.l7M CoMMON COUNCIL MmUTES 37 

the Rivers where such Street intersects the main Street next to the 
River and all Houses below such intersecting Street to be numbered 
separately beginning with N^ 1 looking upwards in all main Streets 
and downwards in all the Slips on the one side of the Street and 
H^ 2 on the opposite side and so on to the end of the Street or Slip 
That all Streets be numbered separately as far as they are known & 
distinguished by the name by which they are called as for example: 
From the Intersection of Duke Street down to the East River is 
called Old Slip from the said Duke Street to the Intersection of 
Maiden Lane Smith Street from thence to the Intersection of Frank- 
fort Street William Street and from thence to the Intersection of 
Queen Street King George Street That from the Intersection of Pearl 
Street and Whitehall Street to the River be called Whitehall Slip 
And be numbered b^ninng [95] at the said Intersection and in like 
Manner with all the other Slips both on the East and North Rivers. 
That Greenwich Street be the boundary of the Intersection Streets 
on the West side and Great Dock Street Hanover Square Queen & 
Cherry Streets on the East side of this City. That a Board be put up 
at each end of every Street with the Name of the Street and an 
Index or hand pointing towards the Street painted thereon. That one 
of the Surveyors of this City be employed to make the numbers on 
the Houses with Chalk and notify the Occupants thereof and a Painter 
to mark the number with Paint on the front of the House near the 
Door. That any Occupant of any House may be permitted to put up 
the number at his or her own expence provided it be done within 
twenty Days after such Notice and that the Subject of this Report be 
put under the direction of a Committee of this Board to see the same 
carried into immediate execution. 

New York Dec' 26^ 1793. Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Theo* Beekman 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Garrit Harsen. 

Ordered that Aid" Stoutenburgh & Beekman and M^ Harsen be a 

Conunittee for carrying the said Report into execution. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wari** on the Treasurer to pay. 

Hugh Montgomery for so much assessed on the Cor- 

poration for paving Pecks Slip Street £31 : 7 : 2 

Aid" Campbell on Ace* towards Improvements in the 
wsued p.^|^ £100: — : — 



^ Com**« 



38 City op New York 6 Jan. 1794 



issued 
issued 



Aldn Furman on Acc^ towards Expences of the Com- 
mittee for preventing infectious Distempers £260 : — : — 

Commiss^s of the Alms House to be applied to the Relief 

of Indigent Families £50 : — 

issued [96] Ab™ Van Gelder for lighting public Lamps £50 : 5 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £56: 7 

issued James Culbertson for the like £56: 7 

issued The same for pursuing Felons £1 : 10 

issued Childs & Swaine for printing £21 : 12 

issued Joseph Shelvey public Whipper £10 : 15 

issued Willson Rawson for lamp Oil £11 : 3 

Matthew Bolmer for provender for the Horses employed 

on Improvements in the Fields £32 : 14 : 7 



issued 



issued Antho Post for Repairs to Hudson & Exchange Markets £5: 11 : 7 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^^' the 6^^ day of Jan^ 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Theophilus Beekman 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Post 
. _ . , , Garret Harsen 

►Es<ir.Ald. Frederick Stymets 

Nicholas Carmer 
George Janeway 



"Assistt* 



The Qerk presented to the Board a Release to Francis Bayard 
Winthrop & George Lindsay of a certain Piece of Ground, in the 
fourth Ward, which was formerly & before the Alteration of Green- 
wich Street used as a Street ; which said Release was read & approved 
by the Board And it was ordered that the Common Seal of this Cor- 
poration be affixed thereto and that M*" Mayor subscribe the same on 
behalf of this Board. 

Ordered that John Harrison & Israel Haviland be appointed ad- 
ditional firemen to Engine N® 7 & that Jeremiah Wood & Willet Coles 
be appointed to the same Engine vice George Peck resigned & Jon* 
Sticlen dec** And W™ Moor to N«> 5 vice John Cole resigned. 

[97] The Treasurer by order of the Board having made an Esti- 
mate of the Monies required to be raised by Tax for defraying the 
public Expences of the City this present Year M' Mayor laid the 
same before the Board for their consideration and the said Estimate 
being examined was approved by the Board and is as follows viz* 

" Estimate of Expences of the City & County of New York for 
the Year 1794 including Fees of Collection & other Deductions viz* 



6 Jan. 1794 CoMMON COUKCIL MiNXTTES 59 

City & County. £ 

Support of PocM" & Repairs to the Alms House & Materials 9,600 

Subsisting criminal Prisoners in Goal and Bridewell & for Repairs & 

Improvem^ thereon 1,200 

Rq>airing public Roads & regulating and improving Streets 1,400 

Extra Expenditures by the Corporation in compleating Improvem^ 
at the Battery & about the Gov^ House & in front of the Goal Alms 

House & Bridewell 1 ,000 

Contingent Expences 800 



il4,000 



City So of the Line i 

City Watchmen & Expences attending them 2,700 

Public Lamps, Oil, lighting & Repairs 2,700 

Public Wells & Pumps and other contingt Expences 600 



6,000 



£20,000 
Jany 6'h 1794 Dan^ Phoenix City Treas*^ 

Then a Petition to the L^slature for a Law to authorize the 
falsing of the said Monies by Tax was read & agreed to by the Board. 

Also a Petition to the Legislature for Means to reimburse this 
Corporation for Monies by them advanced & expended in the Meas- 
ures taken to prevent the malignant Fever being introduced into this 
State from Phil* 

[98] Ordered that the Common Seal of this City be aflfixed to the 
said Petitions & that M*" Mayor subscribe them on behalf of this B^^ 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his warr^» on the Treasurer to pay 

Jacob Harsen on Acc^ towards Repairs to the public 

"^^^ Roads il80 

issued David Waldron on Acct for the like i90 

issued Nich* Carmer on Acct towards the New Watch House. . £90 

issued Peter Van Steenbergh for Surveying £29 

Ordered that an addition of Ten Pounds per Ann. to Rinier 
Skaats's Salary for his Services as Doorkeeper & Messenger be made 
to commence with this present Quarter. 



60 



City of New Yokk 



20 Jan. 1794 



City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^- the 2»^ day of January 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgfa ^ 

Nicholas Bayard 

Theoph* Beekman 

Peter P Van Zandt }-Esq«Ald« 

Gabriel Furman 

Wynandt Van Zandt 

John Campbell 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
Tobias Van Zandt 
Mangel Minthorne 
George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 



^Assistte 



M' Mayor laid before the Board the Certificates and Vouchers to 
support the Qaim of this B^ against the Public for the Arms & Ac- 
coutrements taken out of the City Hall & furnished to the Continental 
Troops raised by this State in the Year 1775 

[99] Ordered that a Petiticm to the Congress of the United States 
for payment of the said Arms & Accoutrements be prepared by the 
Qerk & reported to the Board. 

A Representation, from the Commissioners appointed to aid the 
Magistrates in the execution of the Street Law, respecting certain 
Nuisances in this City, was read and referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 

On reading a Letter from the Commiss'* for managing a Lottery to 
raise Money for the Building of Church at Middle Town Point in 
New Jersey, for the use of the Wheels used in the drawing of the 
late public Lottery in this City. 

Ordered that the Qerk write to M' John Pintard for information 
respecting the said Wheels & if not disposed of that they be lent to 
said Commissioners. 

The Board proceeded to the Consideration of the Subject of the 
Alms House and it was determined that the present Buildings were 
become unfit for the comfortable accommodation of the Poor and in 
so ruinous a Condition as not to justify the expending any more 
Monies thereon in repairs Whereupon it was determined that a Peti- 
tion be presented to the Legislature for leave to set on foot a Lottery 
for the raising of £10,000 to defray the Expences of erecting a new 
Building competent for the Purpose. 

Then a petition to the Legislature for leave to set on foot the said 
Lottery was read and agreed to by the Board And it was ordered 
that the Common Seal of this Corporation be affixed thereto and that 
M"" Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this Board & transmit it to 
the Members from this City in Senate & Assembly 



80 Jan. 1794 CoMMON COUKCIL MiNUTES 61 

[100] The Committee for cancelling small Change Notes reported 

that they had burnt to Ashes the foUowii^ Worn out & defaced Notes 

viz* 

70OO of 3d £87:10 

eOOO 2d SO 

6000 Id 25 



£162:10: — 

The Road Committee reported that the Superint [end] ants on Re- 
pairs to the public Roads ought to be allowed at the rate of fourteen 
Shillings per Day including the use of a Horse & Cart; which was 
agreed to by the Board. 

Ordered that John Pell & George F. Dominick be appointed addi- 
tional fire Men to Engine N® 19. 

Willson Rawlison to Engine N<* 2 vice Jacamiah Ackerley resigned. 

Matthew West to Hook & Ladder N® 1 vice John Montanye re- 
signed 

And John Qem to Engine N^ 11 vice John Nichol deceased 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warrant on the Treasurer to pay. 

Aldn Funnan on acc^ towards the new Baison at Thames 

»«« 4 little Queen Street £56:6: 1 

The same towards the Expences of the Committee for 

'^^ prevents the spreading of infectious Dissease £157 : 10 : 6 

Ab«n Outenbogert towards sinking a Well in Winnc 

»*»^ Street il8: 8 

isstied Rinier Skaats for fire Wood for O Room £20: — 

issued James Ctilbertson for the City Watchmen £56 : 7 

issued AlexT Lamb for the like £56 : 7 

Stagg & Gosman for paving Gt Geo. & Greenwich 

^^^ Streets £95:12: 3 

issued David Waldron for ba11c« repairs Roads £24: 3: 9 

issued Jacob Harsen for the like £38:12: 9 

issued Benja Haight for Watchmens Hats £33:16: — 

issued Sami Ddamater for 2 fire Buckets £1:13: — 

John Day for Carpenters Work at the Mouth of Roose- 

^^^ velt Street Common Sewer £9: 4: 7 

issued [101] Aid" W Van Zandt for Repairs to Coenttes Wharf £6:7: — 

issued The same for Repairs to Brooklyn ferry H» £75 : 11 : 6 

^ The same for erecting New & Repairs Old Wharfs at 

"*"^ Brooklyn ^153: 9: 3 



62 City of New York 8 Feb. 1794 

City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York J House on Monday feb^ 3<* 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

George Janeway 



Isaac Stoutenburgh ' 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
"EsqwAldn Garret Harsen 

Mangle Minthome 
Frederick Stymets 
Tobias Van Zandt 



"Assist^ 



M' Mayor & the Members having visited the several Wards & 

examined the State of the Alms House & Bridewell, 

The Committee of Acct* reported that they had examined those 

of the Alms House for the last Q^ amounting to £1946 : 15 : Sfi 

And those of the Bridewell amounts to 352: 0: 3 



An Estimate of the Commiss" for the ensuing Q*" was approved 

viz* 

Alms House £1600 : — : — 

Bridewell 200: — : — 



Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas' for the 
payment of the s** Sums accordingly. 

A Petition of Nathan Stiles for the loan of the Auger for boring 
Wells was read. Ordered that he be informed that the Board want 
the Use of it in the Spring & therefore that he cannot have it. 

[102] On the Application of Eliakim Ford, John G. Leake & 
Thomas Marston Ordered that John Stagg, George Gosman, John 
Moore James Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine & de- 
termine whether sufficient Foundations can be laid on their respec- 
tive Lots, situate that of Eliakim Ford on the West side of James Slip 
— ^that of John G. Leake on the North side of the Slip fronts little 
Queen Street And that of Thomas Marston on the Wharf between 
Wall Street & the Fly Market Slips, to bear Buildings of Stone or 
Brick. 

A Representation of the Commissi for superintending the Build- 
ing a Bridge across Harlem River As also of John B Coles on the 
Subject of the privilege of erecting a Mill at the said Bridge were read 
& referred to the Road Committee. 

A Petition of Edward Livingston relative to the Comer Lot at the 
end of Pearl Street at the Battery was read & referred to the Mayor 
& Recorder for their Opinion. 



17Feb.l7M CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 68 



A Potion of James Lawrence for the appointment to the Office of 
Wharfinger was read & referred to the Committee on that Subject 

Ordered that the Committee on the erection of the new Watch 
House fit up the upper Room for the accomodation of the High Con- 
staUe 

Ordered that James Devanport be appointed public Whipper vice 
Joseph Shelvey removed irom that Office. 

Ordered that M<^ Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 
Aldn Campbell on Ace* towards Improvements in front 
of Alms H» £100: — : — 



bsued 
issaed 

istQed 

issued 

issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 



Evert Bancker on Acc^ for Surveying &c 

[103] Aldn Campbell for Work done by order of the 

Street Committee 

Alcxr Anderson for repairs Desks for the Supreme 

Court Bench 

John Goodeve for Box Candles 

Corns B Sebring for Blacksmiths Work to the City Hall 

Ahm Van Gelder for lighting Lamps 

W« Sloo for conveying Vagrants to Bridewell 

James Culbertson for City Watchmen 

Alex' Lamb for the like 



£30: — : — 



£24: 9: 2 



£1: 6 
£3: 7 
£5:12 
£50: 5 
£13: — 
£56: 7 
£56: 7 



City of ) At a Common, Council held on Monday 

New York J ^; feb^ 17* 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Gerret Harsen 



Isaac Stontenburg^ ' 
Nicholas Bajrard 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt . 



>^£sqn Alda 



Anthony Post 

Mangle Minthorne 

Frederick Stymets ^Assistt* 

George Janeway 

Nicholas Carmer 

Tobias Van Zandt 

Ordered that the Street Committee direct to be made and reported 
to the Board a Survey of the Bounds of the Water Lots between Wail 
Street Slip & the Ferry Stairs as to their length from Front Street into 
the River. 

A proposal of Zebina Curtis & others for conveying Water into 
this City was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

[104] A Petition of Isaac Roosevelt and others proprietors of 
Water Lots on the East River proposing & recommending an uniform 
Line of Wharfs to front the River, was read & refwfed to the Street 
Committee 

A Petition of Mess" Ackerly & Kerly for the exclusive privilege 
and use of the open Water Lot on the South sijle of Water' Street 



64 City of New Yoek 24 Feb. 1794 

and opposite to the continuation of Roosevelt Street, was read & 
referred to Aid" W. Van Zandt & Mess™ Stymets & Minthome 

Aid** Stoutenburgh from the G)nunittee appointed to assist & ad- 
vise the Treasurer in letting out the Corporation Lots reported that by 
their advice the Treasurer had let the remaining part of the House & 
Lot purchased of Thomas White for continuing Roosevelt Street to 
the River to M' Tobias Van Zandt (he being the first applicant) at the 
annual Rent of forty Pounds and the Taxes & Repairs, for such Term 
as the B*^ shall determine ; which Report was agreed to by the Board 
And was determined that the Term be twelve Years from the first day 
of May next 

Ordered that the same Committee take order for letting the comer 
Lot adjoining the House of M' Ackerly on Cherry Street, for the like 
Term. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £56 : 7: — 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £56 : 7: — 

Rinier Skaats Door Keeper & Messenger 1 Q^ Allow- 

issued ^^g ^ gy Disbursements 12:18: — 

issued Arch<i McLean for printing £18 : 1 : — 

issued Swartwoudt & Dumont for Window Glass £6: 4: 6 

issued Jacob Fee for glazing the Goal £2: 9: 4 

issued Josiah Furman for repairs Lamps :fi$6:19: 1 

issued Michl Brooks for the like £42: 8: 2 

[105] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J the 2A^ day of February 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Garret Harsen 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 1 Tobias Van Zandt 

Peter P Van Zandt I Mangel Minthorn 

Theophilus Beekman [ ^*^" ^*^" Frederick Stymets 
Wynant Van 2^dt J Anthony Post 

George Janeway 

The Street Committee reported a Survey of the Water Lots be- 
tween Wall Street Slip & the Ferry Stairs from which it appears that 
John Murray Jun«" in the erection of his Store House last Summer 
hath made an encroachment by extending that Building thirty five feet 
farther towards the River than by his Grant he had a right to do and 
contrary to the determination of this Board of the 27*** May last And 
it also appears that M*" Kip in laying the Foundation of a Store 
House adjoining that of M"" Murray intended to follow M' Murrays 
example. 



'Assist* 



24 Feb. 1794 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 65 

Then a Petition of Thomas Marston Henry H Kip and John 
Mnrray Jun' was read setting forth a variety of Reasons for per* 
nutting M*^ Murrays Store House to remain in its present situation 
until it shall be deemed necessary to r^;ulate & open the said Street 
And praying that it may so remain and that they the said Thomas 
Marston and Henry H Kip may erect their Store Houses in conform- 
ity thereto. 

Resolved that the Prayer of the said Petition cannot be granted. 

An Application of Robert Gilchrist on behalf of the Heirs of 
Nicholas Roosevelt for a Compensation on the loss of Ground by the 
Alteration [106] & new Regulation of Greenwich Street was read 
and referred to Aid" Stoutenburg & Mess" Van Zandt & Harsen. 

A Petition of Edmund Prior Ex*" of Joseph Clement dec^ & W°* 
Mott Ex'^ of Sam^ Mott dec<^ and of John Cross for himself relative to 
a Gang Way running along the Rear of the Lots sold by this Corpora- 
tion to the said Joseph Clements Samuel Mott & John Cross situate 
on the Comer of Water Street & the West side of Pecks Slip Street ; 
which said. Gang way is now claimed by Richard Mulheron; was read 
& referred to Aid" P. Van Zandt & Beekman & M' Van Zandt 

On reading a Petition from a number of proprietors & Occupants 
of Houses & Lots in Smith Street 

Ordered that Smith Street from Duke Street to Maiden Lane, 
William Street from Maiden Lane to Francfort Street and King 
George Street from Francfort Street to Queen Street be considered 
as one continued Street and that it be called William Street. 

Ordered also that the Broad Way beginning at the Gov* House 
and ending at Vesey Street and G* George Street from Vesey Street 
to the Sand Hill cross Road be considered one continued Street and 
that it be called Broad Way . 

Then it was moved that Pearl Street, Great Dock Street, Hanover 

Square & Queen Street be considered one continued Street and that 

it be called Pearl Street, Upon which Debates arose & the Question 

being put on the said Motion it passed in the Affirmative as follows 

vii* 

Negative Affirmative 

Aid" P. Van Zandt Aldn Stoutenburgh 

Aldn W Van Zandt Aldn Beekman 

Mr Van Zandt M^ Harsen 

Mr Janeway. Mr Minthorn 

Mr Stymets 

Mr Post 



66 



City of New Yoek 



10 March 1794 



[107] Thereupon Ordered that the said several Streets be con- 
sidered one continued Street and that it be called Pearl Street 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*" to pay 

issued James Culbertson for the City Watchmen £56: 7: — 

issued Alcxr Lamb the like £86: 7: — 



New YorkJ ^ 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 10^ day of March 1794 



Nicholas Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theophilus Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynandt Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Peter P Van Zandt 



-Esq" Aldn 



Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Mangle Minthome 
Anthony Post 
Tobias Van Zandt 
Frederick Stymets 



** Assistants 



Ordered that the Street Committee report at the next Meeting 
the Survey directed of the Water Lots on the East River with the 
Line to form the front Wharf along the said River. 

A Petition of Peter Merselus & others relative to the expence of 
paving Robinsons Street was read & it was determined that the prayer 
thereof could not be granted. 

Ordered that the City Watchmen be allowed four Shillings each 
& the Assistants five Shill«* each the year round. 

Ordered that Samuel Riker be a fireman to Engine N*' 14 vice 
James Sculthorpe resigned And Simeon Skilling to N** 2 vice Daniel 
Bayley resigned. 

[108] Alderman Furman having in the Year 1784 purchased the 
Improvements on Lots N** 120, 121 & 122 being the Comer of Queen 
Street & Chatham Street & for which he was to have had a Lease for 
21 Years at the rate of il8 per Annum & the said Lease not having 
been made out & issued to him agreable to the Order of the Board he 
now informs the Board that he has sold the Improvements on the said 
Lots to Henry Titus & prays the Board that a Lease be made out 
& executed to the said Henry Titus for the residue of the said Term 
accordingly. 

Ordered that a Lease be made out to M*" Titus for the said three 
Lots & that the Seal of this Corporation be affixed thereto accord- 
ingly. 



17 March 1794 COMMOK COUNCIL MlNTTTES 



87 



Ordered that M' Mayor iseue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £56: 7 

issoed James Culbertson for the like £56 : 7 

issued Win Hardenbrook for 2 Lamps £5:10 

issued Ab°^ Van Gelder for lighting Lamps £50: 5 

The Auditing Committee report that they have examined the Ace'* 
of Richard Varick Mayor for Market Fees received & paid by him 
from the 31»* Dec 1792 to the 29* Dec' last. That the Mayor has 
rec^ from James Culbertson & Rinier Skaats in full for Fees col- 
lected by them the Stun of £1590: IS: 10^ and that he has paid to 
Daniel Phoenix City Treasurer £795:7:11 on that Ace* That the 
Mayor has also rec^ for 566 Tavern Licences the Sum of £849. That 
be has paid thereout i6 : 10 for printing the Licences — that he has 
paid to Rob* Benson the Qk for one fifth of the Residue amounting 
to £168: 10/ That he has retained an equal Sum in his own Hands & 
has paid to M' Phoenix City Treas** the ballance being £505 : 10/. 

Wynant Van Zandt 
Nich» Carmer 
George Janeway 



Audit« 
Comt«« 



[1091 City of I ^ 
New York J 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'' Mayor. 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 17^ day of March 1794. 



John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Nicha Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



^Esq»AIdn 



Anthony Post 
Nicholas Carmer 
Mangle Minthorn 
Gerrit Harsen 
Tobias Van Zandt 
George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 



Assiatt* 



Ordered that Ald« P. Van Zandt & Furman & M^ Carmer be a 
Committee to confer with M' Pearsall & the other Proprietors of the 
Lots part of which will be required for the widening of John Street 

Pearl 

mto Queen Street. 

Ordered that permission be given to the Inhabitants in little Dock 
Street to sink a Well in such part of the said Street as the Aid" & 
Assist of the Ward shall direct. 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Mess" Harsen & Carmer be a 
Ccmmiittee to direct a Survey of the Water Lots on Front Street be- 
tween the Fly Market & Burling Slip. 



68 City of New York 17 March 1794 

Ordered that the Committee on Improvements in the ^Fields 
employ a Person to keep the Boys & Cattle from injuring the Trees 

A Petition of Caleb Hyat & others was read & referred to the 
Road Committee. 

The Committee on the Petition of the Corporation Tenants in 
William Street praying a reimbursement of the Monies by them [110] 
respectively paid for paving the Street reported that they had ex- 
amined their respective Vouchers & that they had paid the following 
Sums, excepting Leonard Fisher who has already been paid £4:9:8 

above his assessment 

Joseph Cheesman 2 Lots £12 : 13 : 10^ 

Christian Bloom 1 Do 8:12: SJi 

Sarah Thomas 1 Do 6: 6:11^ 

M" Kearney 1 Do 5 : 16 : SH 

William Veal 1 Do 5:3:5 

William Snyder 0:18: 854 

Daniel Shaffer 0:16: 4 

Valentine Arnold 4:11: S 

William Lowndes 4:18: 8?i 

Andrew Durham 4: 18 : 2H 

Cathn McAvey 4: 14: 8^ 

John Hartwick / -- ** ^ , 

Leonard Fisher \ ^^''^^'' ^ 

Cash p<l him by the Corporation £20: 2: 9 

overpaid him 4 : 9 : 8fi 

Ordered that the Treasurer credit the above Sums to the said 
Tenants accord^^y 

A Request of W" Lupton for the appointment of five Persons ac- 
cording to Law to examine his Lot, filled in the River between the 
Fly Market & Burling Slip, whether it will bear a Foundation for a 
Building of Stone or Brick, was read & George Gosman John Stagg 
John Moore James Robinson & John Day were appointed accordingly. 

A Petition for the new paving of New Street from Wall Street to 
Verlettenbergh Street was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of Theoph" Marselus respecting the Office of a Fire 
Man was read & rejected. 

[Ill] A Petition for an Order to compel the filling in of the lower 
end of Greenwich Street agreable to its regulation was read and 
granted. 

Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 
The Commissi of the Alms House to be applied towards 

issued ji^g Relief of Indigent families £35: — : — 

issued John Graham for repairing Lamps £2: 2: 9 

* Marginal note reads Park, — ^Ed. 



1 April 1794 Common Council Mikutes 00 



At a Common Council held on Tues- 
day the first day of April 1794. 



^^ ^' I ss 
New YoricJ *^' 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Nicholas Bajrard 
John Campbell 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Wjmant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 



"EsqnAldn 



George Janeway 

Frederick Stymets 
Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Tobias Van Zandt 
Anthony Post 



»As6istt« 



In pursuance of the Statute for regulating Elections the Board 

proceeded to elect Inspectors for the ensuing Election of Senators and 

Members of Assembly, and the following Persons were duly elected in 

their respective Wards viz* 

first Ward second Ward 

Jacob Morton Daniel McCormick 

Robert Gilchrist Thomas Buchanan 

Simon Schermerhom William Edgar 



^ird Ward 

Moses Rogers 
J<^ Young 
Henry Ten Broeck 

[112] fifth Ward 

Saamel Osgood 
John Buchanan 
William Newton 



fourth Ward 

Ahasuerus Turk 
Henry Roome 
Jacob Abramse 

sixth Ward 

Matthew Bolmer 
Jacobus Verveelen 
James Brown 



seventh Ward 

Henry Rutgers 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Robert Rutgers Jun*" 

Rem Rapalye & Edward Williams Assessors for the seventh Ward 
appeared at the Board & took & subscribed the Oath of Office as by 
Law & the Charter is prescribed & directed 

A Petition of William Valleau for the Indulgence of erecting a 
Bulkhead & filling the same in, so far into the River in front of his 
Ship Yard at Corlaers Hook as to enable him to launch Ships was read 
& referred to the Street Committee. 

A Request of Herman LeRoy to plant Trees in front of his House 
in the Broad Way was granted under the Direction of the Ald*^ & 
Assist* of the Ward 



70 City of New Yoek l April 1794 

An Ordinance for paving Murray Street from the Broad Way to 
Chappel Street was read & passed by the Board 

On reading a Petition of the Corporation of the Episcopal Church 
for a grant of the Water Lots in front of their Land North of Reade 
Street, the Board determined that the Prayer could not be granted as 
the Board have reserved those Lots for public Use: But on a sug- 
gestion that the Reason of the application for the said Grant was to 
enable the said Corporation to dispose of the Earth to be dug out of 
Greenwich Street, Aid'* Can:q>beli & Mess" Janeway & Post were ap- 
pointed a Committee to confer with them on the Subject 

[113] The Committee on the Subject of the public Wharfinger 
made a Report and they were directed to confer with the Wharfinger 
on the Subject of the Commission allowed him for collecting the 
Wharfage & Slippage & to report their Opinion thereon. 

Then a Petition of James Lawrence to be appointed an additional 
Wharfinger was read & rejected. 

A Request of Gardiner Baker keeper of the Museum for the 
use of the small Comer Lot at the end of Pearl Street near the Bat- 
tery was read & granted under the Inspection of the Ald° & Assist 
of the Ward 

Ordered that the Treasurer pay off M' John Alsops Bond as soon 
as the Revenue fund will permit. 

Ordered that the Street Committee direct the unsold Common 
Lands to be surveyed & laid out into five Acres Lots and also a par- 
ticular Survey of the Common Lands sold that Grants may be made 
out to the Purchasors 

The Committee appointed to treat with the Proprietors of the 
Houses & Lots parts of which will be required for straitning & widen- 
ing of John Street reported that John Sproson required for the part of 
his House & Lot £350 John Harrison for his £400 & Daniel Tookcr 
for his £500, And that D*^ Thomas Pearsall refused to set any value 
on his but determine [d] to abide the award of a Jury according to 
Law. 

Ordered that the Committee inform the three first named Pro- 
prietors that this Board conceive their proposals unreasonable and 
therefore that it will remain to be ascertained according to the Direc- 
tions of the Law on the Subject. 

[114] Ordered that the follow' Persons be appointed fire Men of 
this City viz* 

Engine N** 14 Matthew Van Order vice Tho» Stagg removed. 

N*> 2 Andrew Yelverton vice Seth Kneeland resigned 



14 April 1794 Common Council Minutes 71 

N<> 20 Alex' Campbell & Nicfa* Locicr vice Peter Black & Peter 
Van Houten resigned 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

Verdine Elsworth for the storage of Baggage of Pas- 
sengers from Phil» during the late infectious Ferer-* 
isiiied the use of his Boats by the Committee and for sub- 
sisting the two Marshalls stationed at Powlus Hook 

by order of the Committee i47 ; 8 : — 

issued Edw^ Meeks for an Iron Pump brake f 1 : 19 : — 

iisufid ^^^ Vafcntmc for Carpenters Work at the Mouth of 

^°~ the Broad Street Comn Sewer £12:7 ^ 

issaed Latham Buncker for lamp Oil il92: 4; 

issued Willson Rawson for the like £6X7: 3 

issued Abm Van Gelder for lighting Lamps £50: S 

issued Alex' Lamb for the Watchmen £56: 7 

ittued James Culbertson for the like iS6: 7 

Ordered that M* Mayor be requested to draw an Order on behalf 
of this B* on the State Treasurer to pay to the City Treasurer, the 
Monies granted by the Legislature to indemnify this Board for the 
Expences incurred last Year in preventing the Malignant Fever at 
Phil* beii^ brought into this City 

[115] City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkC ^' the 14*^* day of April 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theoph* Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt 



Garret Harsen 
Nich« Carmer 
Mangle Minthbme 



Peter P Van Zandt fEsq« Ald«* j.^^^ y^ ^^^t 



John Campbell 
Gabrid Furman 



Frederick Stymets 
George Janeway 



-Assist^ 



M' Mayor as one of the Commissioners for erecting Fortifications 
for the Defence of this Qty informed the Board that they had de- 
termined on the erection of Works on Bedlows Isle & on Ellis's Isle 
and that the Law under which they acted required that the Land on 
which the Fortifications are erected must be vested in the People of 
this State and therefore that it will be necessary for this Board to 
grant surrender & assign the said Isle called Bedlows Isle & the Soil 
from high to low Water mark around the said Isle called Ellis's Isle 
to the People of this State for the Purposes of erecting Fortifications 
as aforesaid. 



72 CnT OF New Yoek 14 April 1794 

Ordered that the Qerk prepare the Draft* of a Grant & report the 
same to the Board accordingly. 

On reading a Petition for the paving of Catharine Street from 
Cherry Street to Bedlows Street Ordered that an Ordinance be pre- 
pared accordingly 

[116] A Petition against the new paving of new Street was read 
& referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist of the 4*^* Ward cause a Sewer to 
be made at the public Expence to lead the Water of Vesey Street 
under the intended new Market. 

Ordered that M' Nich' Crugcr be permitted to lead a private Drain 
from his House in Mill Street into the main Drain of Broad Street 
under the Inspection of the Aid" & Assist of the Ward 

A Petition of Abraham Cannon for a Grant of the Soil tmder 
Water in the River in front of his Land at Corlaers Hook was read & 
granted and a Grant was ordered to be prepared accordingly. 

Ordered that Jacob C Mott be appointed a fire Man to Hook & 
Ladder Company N<* 2. vice Carson Dickenson resigned. 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Stoutenburgh & M' Harsen be a 
Committee to confer with the Proprietors of the Water Lots at White 
Hall on the subject of the surplus Ground in their Possession & not 
comprehended in their Grants. 

Ordered that George Courtney be permitted to make an Area in 
Cherry Street in front of his House. 

The Board determined that the Outside Street or Wharf from 
White Hall Slip to Coenties Slip should be seventy feet wide. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor be permitted to plant Trees in front of his 
Houses in Broad Way. 

[117] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer 
to pay 

Aldi' Campbell on Acc^ towards improvements in the 

fields the further Sum of £100: — : — 

issued Casimir Th : Goerick for Surve}ring Streets il5 : 6 : — 

James Culbertson for superintending the cleaning of the 

^^^ Streets £25: — 

issued The same for the City Watchmen £56 : 7 

issued Alex*" Lamb for the like £56 : 7 

issued W» J Elsworth Coroner for Inquests £16 : 14 



issued 



♦ Marginal note reads See P» ii7.— Ed. 



81 April 1794 CoMMON CoUNCXL MiKUTES 78 

City of ) At a Conunon Council held on Monday 

New Yorkj ^^^ the 21" day of Aprfl 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Samnel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Garret Harsen 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theoph* Beekman 
Peter P. Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furxnan 
Wynant Van Zandt 



Anthony Post 



♦The Qcrk according to order produced the Draft of Grant to the 
People of this State of Bedlows Isle & the Soil from high to low 
Waters Mark around Ellis's Isle for the purpose of erecting Fortifica- 
tions for the Defence of this City and no other with a proviso that 
whenever all or any part of the Premisses shall be no longer used for 
the purpose of Fortifications the same be revert to & vest in this 
Corporation; which said Grant was read & approved by the Board 
and ordered to be engrossed. 

Ordered that the Common Seal of this Corporation be affixed to 
the said Grant when engrossed and that M** Mayor subscribe the same 
on behalf of this Board 

[118] Ordered that a Ferry be established from this City to 
Nuttcn Island and that the Ald« & Assist of the 1« & the Assist* of 
the V Wards report a Regulation for the same 

Ordered that the Aid" of the 5^ & the Assist** of the 6^^ & 7^ 
Wards be a Committee to remove the Buildings from the Lots pur- 
chased for opening Franckfort Street 

An Ordinance for paving Catharine Street from Cherry Street to 
Bedlows Street was read & passed by the Board. 

Ordered that the Artillery Officers & the Officers of Colo** Post's 
light Infantry Companies have permission to exercise in the Saloon 
of the City Hall. 

Ordered that the follow* Alterations take place in the names of 
the following Streets vii* 

Stone Street '\ 

Duke Street I to be considered as one continued Street by 

& the little Street from Duke f the name Stone Street 

Street to Hanover Square J 

Verlcttcnbcrgh & Garden I ^ ^^ ,^ ^ ^ 

gjj.^^ f the like by the Name of Garden Street 

King Street to be named Pine Street 

Little Queen Street Cedar Street 

* Marginal note reads See P. ii5.— Ed. 



74 City oof New Youk 6 May 1794 

Crown Street Liberty Street 

Prince Street Rose Street 

Beaver Street & Princess ) to be considered one continued Street by the 
Street ) Name Beaver Street 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued Jonathan Conry for paving at the head of S^ James Slip £5 : 19 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £56: 7 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £56: 7 

[119] City of ) At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York^ * House on Monday the S*** May 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Peter P Van Zandt ^ 



Nicholas Bayard 
Gabriel Furman 



Wynant Van Zandt fEsq"Ald«i Mangle Minthorne 



Theoph* Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 



George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 



»Aisistt* 



M*" Mayor & the other Members having visited & examined the 
several Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell 

The Committee of Ace** reported that they had examined the 

Acc^ of the Commissioners of the Alms House & Bridewell for the 

last Quarter & found them just & right amounts 

The Ahns House to £1756:18: S 

The Bridewell to 166: 2: 4 

The Commissioners Estimate for the ensuing Q*^ was received & 

approved viz* 

For the Alms House £2000: — : — 

For the Bridewell 200: — : — 

- Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer 
issued 

for the paym* thereof accords'^ 

A Petition for repairing the Pavement at the old Slip & for paving 
the Walks was read and an Ordinance ordered to be prepared ac- 
cordingly 

A Petition for regulating Grand Street was read & referred to 
the Street Committee 

[120] Applications from John Taylor for the appointment of five 
Persons according to Law to view his Water Lot filled in & gained 
out of the East River between Wall Street & Fly market Slips and to 
determine whether it will bear a foundation for a Building of Stone 
or Brick. And of Benj» S Judah for the like with respect to his Lot 



(May 1794 CoMMo:^f Coukcil Minutes 76 

near At White Hall were read & John Stagg George Gosman John 
Moore James Robinson & John Day were appointed accordingly 

A Petition from the Occupants of Store Houses at the Coffee 
House Slip for their Vesseb to lie & unload in the Slip at their re- 
spective Store Houses was read & rejected. 

On reading a Petition of John Holdran for an abatement of Rent 
for the Ferry to Paulus Hook Ordered that on his pa}ring into the 
Treasury £250 towards the Rent of last Year the residue be remitted 
to him. 

The Committee appointed to regulate a ferry to Nutten Island re- 
ported that they had agreed with John Hillyer to keep the said Ferry 
for one Year from the first Inst. He to provide a sufficient number of 
good Boats to carry Passengers and to receive three pence for each 
Passenger, to carry all fatigue Parties gratis & to keep in Repair the 
Ferry Stairs & to have the exclusive Priviledge of the Ferryage which 
was agreed to by the Board. 

Ordered that William Journey be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N« 11 vice John Divine resigned. 

[121] Ordered that Elections be held on the 13*'» Inst in the 5^ & 
6^ Wards of a Assessors in each in the Places of Caleb Sutton & 
Oliver Glean removed. 

Ordered that Aid" W Van Zandt & Mess" Stymets & Post be a 
Committee to purchase a new fire Engine in place of Engine N<* 1 unfit 
for Service 

Ordered that W" Hill be permitted to sink a Rain Water Cistern 
in the Street at the side of his House^ under the Inspection of the 
Aid" & Assistant of the Ward 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his W^ on the Treasurer to pay 

issued Simon Kiersted for Repairs to Pumps i53 : 9 : 3 

issued Qcrks of Election 28:16: 3 

. William Sloo for the Constables & Marshalls conveys 

»«»«* Vagrants to Bridewell £11 : 7 : 6 

issued Bcnj* Hunting for lamp Oil 45 : 11 : 10 

issued Noah Gardiner for the like 26: 9: 3 

issued Robert Folger for the like 6:13: 9 

issued James Davenport public Whipper ilO : 15 : — 

issued The same for Rent of a Room 1 : 10: — 

Anthony Bleecker & Sons for their Commission in sellff 

^^^ at Auction the Materials of Pecks Slip Market H«. . . . 1 : — : — 

, John DeLameter for Repairs to one of the Corporation 

"'"«* Houses 4:19:- 

issued Christr Halsted for repairs Watchmens Boxes 3: 2:-- 



76 City of New Yoek 5 May 1794 

issued Michl Brooks for paints Watchmens Boxes & Caps :ffi: 9: U 

issued Ab"> Gelder for lighting Lamps 50: 5 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen 56: 7 

issued James Culbertson the like 56: 7 

John Stagg for Mason Work & Materials to the 

issued Common Sewer of Vcs^ Street 56: 6: — 

[122] Be it ordained that the several Bye Laws and Ordinances of 
this Board for the Rule & Government of this City as the same were 
respectively ordained & published on the tenth day of May last be 
reordained and established to be in full force and to continue one year 
from this day. The Titles thereof are as follow viz' 

'^A Law for the due observance of the Lords Day called Sun- 
day." 

"A Law directing the Uses of the public Seals of the City of 
New York." 

"A Law to regulate the admission of Free Men in the City of 
New York." 

" A Law to regulate the public Markets in the City of New York " 

"A Law to establish the Assize of Bread in the City of New York.** 

" A Law to regulate the paving and keeping in Repair the Streets 
and to prevent Nuisances in the City of New York." 

" A Law for preventing and extinguishing Fires in the City of New 
York." 

"A Law to regulate the keeping of Gun-Powder in the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate Surveyors in the City of New York." 

" A Law to reflate Carts & Cartmen in the City of New York." 

*' A Law to regulate the landing & sale of Hay in the City of New 
York." 

" A Law to regulate the sale of Fire Wood in the City of New 
York." 

" A Law to regulate the Sale of Lime in the City of New York." 

"A Law to regulate the sale of Charcoal in the City of New 
York." 

[123] "A Law to regulate the sale & cartage of Manure Sand & 
Clay in the City of New York." 

" A Law to regulate the Pay of the public Measures in the City 
of New York." 

" A Law to r^;ulate the lying of Vessels at the public Wharfs and 
in the Slips of the City of New York & to establish the Rates o£ 
Wharfage " 



14 May 1794 COMMON COUNCIL MiNlTTBS 



77 



" A Law to r^ulate die ringing or tolling of Bdls for Funerals in 
the City of New York " 

" A Law for regulating Fences in the City of New York." 

" A Law directing the Mode of Recovery of the Fines, Penalties & 
Forfeitures imposed by the Laws of the Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monalty of the City of New York." 



Gty of J 
New YorkJ ^• 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Wednes- 
day the 14^ day of May 1794 

Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Nicholas Bayard 
Peter P. Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Fnrman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynandt Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman^ 



-EsqsvAldn 



Garret Harsen 
Frederick Stymcts 
Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthorne 
Nicholas Carmer 
George Janeway 



Assistti 



The PoU Lists of the Elections held in the S^ & 6^ Wards of 
Assessors purs^ to the order of last Meeting were [read] & it appeared 
that Jotham Post for the 5*^ & Simon Crygier for the 6* Wards were 
duly dected who appeared & took the Oath of Office accordingly. 

[124] Thomas Pearsall attended & represented to the Board that 
he had concluded not to treat with the Board with respect to the 
Damage he would sustain by the loss of part of his House & Lot 
which will be taken to widen John Street And therefore requested that 
a Precept be issued to the Sherif for summoning a Jury to ascertain 
his Damage purs^ to the Statute in such Case made & provided. 

Requests in favor of Benj* Haight Silvester Buskerk & Sim<m Van 
Antwerp to make Area's to their respective Houses were granted 
under the Inspection of the AW & Assist* of the Ward. 

Ordinances for filling in Greenwich Street from Rector Street to 
the Battery. And for new paving the Street at the Old Slip & making 
the side Walks from Pearl Street to front Street were read & passed. 

The following Report was read and agreed to by the Board viz* 

"The Committee appointed to treat with James Egbert for so 
much of his Lot as lays outside of the Line of Whitehall Street 
Report that they have agreed with him for the Sum of Fifty Pounds 



78 Cmr or Nbw Yo«k «6 B€ay 17»4 

and that he is ready to execute a Releate for the same whenever the 

G)rporation will pay him that Swn 

Gabriel Furman 
Fred. Stymets 
Garret Harsen 

Ordered that on M^ Egberts executing & delivering a Release of 
the Premisses M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas' for the paym^ 
of the G>nsideration Money. 

On reading a Petition for paving Ann Street from Nassau Street 
to William Street 

Ordered that an Ordinance be prepared 

John Davidson, Son & Adm' of Eflie Davis or DavidscHi who died 
in the Alms House in the Year 1788; attended the Board [125] and 
demand the Moiety being his proportion of £39 : 19 : 8 Monies found 
among the Effects of the said Effie at the time of her decease in the 
Alms House as aforesaid and paid by order of this Board to the 
Treasurer of this City 

Whereupon it was ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* 

on the Treasurer to pay to the said John Davidson the 

issued Moiety of the said Monies in full discharge of any further 

claim or demand he may or shall at any time make of the 

said Monies. 

Ordered also that M' Mayor issue his Warr*" on the Treasurer to 

pay 

John Richardson ft Leon<l Kip Jiin' each 4 Doll* as Gerks at the 

Genl Election £3: 4: — 

David Harriot William Degrove each 6 Doll* for the like £4 : 16: — 

John J Roome & Peter Abeel each 2 Doll* as Qk* at a late Elec- 
tion of two Assess" £1 : 12 : — 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^" the 26«» day of May 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq^ Recorder 
Peter P Van Zandt "1 



Isaac Stoutentmrgh 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Wynant Van Zandt 



' Nicholas Carmer 
Mangle Minthome 
-BsqnAldl Frederick Stymets 

Anthony Post 



oAssisti" 



Theophilus BeekmanJ ^^^^^^ J*"«^^y 

Henry Ten Broeck an Assessor for the 3** Ward attended & took 
the Oath of Office as an Assessor 



20 Ma J 1794 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 79 

[126] A Letter from John Watts Esq*^ Member from this City in 
Congress was read from which it appears that the Petition from this 
Board for the payment of Muskets furnished to the continental 
Tnx)ps raised in this State in the Year 1775 was rejected. 

A Petition of Treadwell Jackson for a Grant of the Soil in the 
River up to the Line intended to be established along the East River ; 
was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of John Gilbert Keeper of the Gun Powder Magazine 
praying an abatement of Rent was read 

Ordered that he pay £15 for the last Year & that the Treasurer 
setde with him accordingly. 

Ordinances for paving Rutgers Street from Roosevelt Street to 
James Street, And Rector Street from Broadway to Greenwich Street ; 
were respectively read & passed by the Board. 

Ordered that Jacob Boerom have liberty to sink a Cistern under the 
Street at his House under the Inspection of the Aid*' & Assst* of 
the Ward. 

A Report of the Committee appointed to confer with the Vestry of 
the Episcopal Church on the Subject of their Application for a Grant 
of the Soil in the River North of Reade Street and a Petition of 
Anthony Lispenard & others relative to the digging out the upper part 
of Greenwich Street so as to render the Road passable ; were read & 
the consideration thereof postponed 

[127] Ordered that the Committee for cancelling & printing Notes 
for small Change take order for the printing of a further Emission to 
the amount of £1000. 

In consequence of a late Regulation of the Bowery Lane a certain 
quantity of the Land of Samuel Jones Esq*" was taken into the Road 
for which this Board do agree to allow him a Compensation of £30 
And that M' Matthew Buys be allowed for the land he may loose by 
Reason of that Regulation in like proportion. 

Ordered that an Ordinance be prepared to prevent the danger aris- 
ing from the watering of Horses at the public Pumps in this City. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas*^ to pay. 

. Aldn W Van Zandt the Sum of £100 on Acct towards 

° working the Mud Scow. 

Ald» Campbell the further Stmi of £150 towards Im- 
provcm** in the Fields 

. Rinicr Skaats for 1 Qr Sallary £12:10: — 

The same for sweeps Chimnies 4 : — 

£12:14: — 



80 City of New Yoek 2 June 1794 

issued Abm Van Gelder for ligfatiag Lamps £50: 5: — 

Daniel Coutant for removing the Fence of Sami Jones 
issued in consequence of the late Emulation of the Bowery 

Lane B: 9:11 

[128] City of 1 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^* the 2^ day of June 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Isaac Stoutenburgh "1 Mangel Minthom "] 

Gabriel Furman I George Janeway I . . 

Theophi Beekman fE^*!" ^^n Nicholas Carmer rAsttSt«« 

Peter P Van Zandt J Frederick Stymets J 

Ordered that Gen^ Clarkson be permitted to lead a Drain from his 
Cellar into the Common Sewer of Whitehall Street. 

That Gulian Verplanck, George Gosman M'^ Van den Heuvel & 
William Rhodes be permitted to make Area's & Vaults under the 
Street in front of their respective Houses under the Inspection of the 
Aid** & Assist* of the Ward. 

A Petition of Matthew Crum to lease a Piece of the Common 
Lands was read and referred to the Land Committee. 

The following Law or Ordinance was presented by the Qerk ac- 
cording to order and the same being read was passed by the Board 
viz* 

" A Law to prevent danger from Horses going loose or at large in 
the Streets of the City of New York " 

Be it ordained by the Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of the City 
of New York in Common Council convened & it is hereby ordained by 
the authority of the same That no Horse Mare or Gelding shall be 
suffered to go loose or at large in any Street of this City ; And if any 
Horse Mare or Gelding [129] shall be found in any Street of this 
City without being held by a proper Person with Bridle Halter or 
sufficient Rope or other Thing to secure such Horse Mare or. Gelding 
the Owner or Person having the Care Charge or keeping of such 
Horse Mare or Gelding shall pay as a Fine the Stun of five Shillings 
to be recovered in the manner & for the Uses directed by the Charter 
of this City. 

Ordered that Allan Cameron be appointed a Measurer of Grain 
in this City. 

Ordinances for paving the following Streets in this City were read 
& passed viz* 

The foot or side Walks in Greenwich Street from from Cbrtlandt 



10 June 1794 CoMMON CoUNCDL MiNUTES 81 

to Vescy Street — ^the like in Partition Street and Vesey Street — ^the 
like on the East side of Washington Street from G)rtlandt Street to 
Vesey Street of the Breadth of Six feet — for paving Washington 
Street from Crown Street to Cortlandt Street — ^And the foot or side 
Walks in Pearl Street from Rutgers Street to Chatham Street. 

[IJO] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New YorkJ®*' the 10^ day of June 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Peter P. Van Zandt 



Nicholas Bayard 
Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 



Anthony Post 
Nich* Carmer 
-Esq^AIdn Mangle Minthome 

Frederick Stymets 
George Jane way 



^Assist^ 



A Petition of Peter King Wood Inspector praying that part of 
the Business at the old Slip may be assigned to him was read & 
referred [to] Aid" Beekman & M' Stymets. 

On reading a Petition from the Inhab^ in Oliver Street An Ordi- 
nance for paving that Street was passed by the B^ 

Ordered that John M^^Lean be appointed, in the stead of Josiah 
Furman, to make the Estimate & Assessment for paving Caths^rine 
Street 

A Petition from the Inhabitants of Barclay Street for a Gate 
opposite to the said Street to cross the *Enclosure was read & rejected. 

Ordered that the Congregation of Sheareth Israel be permitted to 
lead a private Drain from their House in Mill Street into the Com- 
mon Sewer of Broad Street under the Inspection of the Aid*' & Assist* 
of the Ward. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Murray Street from Broad 
Way to Chappel Street [131] was read & ratified by the Board and 
John Fox was appointed to collect the Monies & Peter Hardenbrook 
to superintend the paving of the said Street. 

The Committee appointed to confer with the Corporation of the 
Rector & Inhabitants of the City of New York in Communion of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New York made a Report 
And thereupon 

The Board determined that they would grant their Estate and 
Interest in the Soil between High & low Water Mark so far into the 

^Marginal note reads at the Park. — Ed. 



82 City of New Yoek 16 June 1794 

River as to extend to the East side of a Street, of 50 feet wide, 150 
feet West of Washington Street to be continued. On condition that 
the said Corporation do without delay dig out Greenwich Street 
agreable to the R^[ulation thereof, so as to make it convenient for the 

• 

passing of Carriages of Pleasure & Burthen And also that they do 
without delay lay a good & sufficient Wharf or Bulkhead the outerpart 
of which to be 210 feet from Washington Street aforesaid and make 
the said Street of 50 feet wide and keep the same together with the 
said Wharf or Bulkhead in good order & Repair. 

Ordered that the Committee who reported on the Application of 
Peter P Van Zandt & the Heirs of David Provoost dec^ on the 27*^ 
May 1793 enquire & report to the Board whether the said Heirs of 
David Provoost will in conjunction with the said Peter P. Van Zant 
accept a Grant of the Water Lot on the Condition agreed to by the 
Board on that day. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warrt« on the Treas*" 
issued to pay Evert Bancker Jun*" for the bailee of his Ace* 

for numbering the Houses £34 : 4 : — 

Isaac Terboss for paints & putting up the numbers & 

issued ^simts of the Streets £109:17:10 

issued W™ J Elsworth for tin plates for the numbers £31 : 5 : — 

issued Nichs Carmer for bailee in builds Watch H> £119 : 16 : 7 

[132] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^* the 16"» June 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 
Peter P. Van Zandt 1 Garret Harsen 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Mangle Minthome 



GabridFunnan rEsqr.Ald« Anthony Post P"'*** 

Nich« Bayard J Nicholas Carmer J 

A Petition for opening & continuing Cross Street & Orange Streets 
was read & referred to the Aid" & Assist of the Ward to enquire 
into the Facts & report the same to the Board. 

A Petition for new paving Roosevelt Street from Chatham 
Street to Rutgers Street was read & an Ordinance ordered to be 
prepared 

A[n] Application of Evert Bancker Jun*" for a further Allowance 
for his Services in numbering the Houses was read & he was desired 
to attend the Board at their next Meeting & he would be heard. 

A Demand of Tho' Henderson for Compensation for part of his 
Lot taken to widen Crown Street was read and referred to the Street 
Committee. 



June 1794 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 88 



Ordered that Aid** Stoutenburgh & Furman & Mess" Post, Jane- 
way & Stymets be a Committee for purchasing Materials for the erec- 
tion of a new Alms House 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Campbell be a Committee to direct 
the Qerk in the proper Arrangements for celebrating the 4*** July next 
the anniversary of the Independence of the United States. 

Ordered that M** Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas*" to pay 
issued John Elsworth £20 : 14 : 7 for the Expences of the Cor- 
poration on Gov™ Island 

[133] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp^' the 30^^ day of June 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Theoph" Beekuian 
Peter P. Van Zandt 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
EsqnAlda Nicholas Canner 



Frederick Stymets i 
George Janeway J 



r 



Assist^ 



The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz^. 

"The Street Committee to whom was referred the Claim of 
Thomas Henderson Owner of a Lot situate on the north side of Crown 
Street now Liberty Street, for a Compensation for so much of his 
said Lot as has been taken into the said Street to widen the same. 
Report that they have duly considered the said Claim and find that 
in pursuance of the Act of the Legislature of this State entitled ** An 
Act to appoint Commissioners to settle and adjust any differences 
which may arise between the Proprietors of certain Lots in the City 
of New York the Buildings whereof were bum't in the Year 1776 
and for altering the Streets which heretofore were laid out adjoining 
to such Lots " passed the 4^ May 1784, the said Crown Street was 
laid out by the Commissioners appointed in pursuance [134] of the 
said Act to be ten feet wider by taking off from the Lots on each side 
thereof five feet. That many New buildings have been erected on both 
sides of the said Street conformable to the said Regulation and that 
altho' provision is made in the same Act to ascertain whether any 
Proprietor of any Lot is injured or benefitted by such Alteration pro- 
vided application for the Purpose be made within three Years after 
the passing of the said Act no proprietor of any Lot in the said Street 



84 Crnr of New Yoek 80 June 1794 

hath applied within the time limitted Your Committee are therefore of 

Opinion that the claim of the said Thomas Henderson ought not to be 

admitted 

June 23<^ 1794 Isaac Stoutenburgh 

John Campbell 
Theoph" Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 

Ordered that Aid** Furman & Peter J. Munro have leave to make 
Area's & Vaults in front of their respective Houses 

Committee for emitting & cancelling Notes for small Change 

Report that they have burnt to ashes the following viz* 

6000 of Id £25: — 

6800 2 56:13 

7800 3 97:10 

1 Sheet imperfect — : 6 



Amountf to £179: 9: 4 

[135] On a suggestion that the Street Committee cannot proceed 
in the Regulation of certain Streets without the Services of M"" CJoerick 
& his surveying Instruments Ordered that he be required to attend to 
the public Business in this City. 

A Petition from Edmund Seaman and others requesting Permis- 
sion to fill up the Well in Wall Street and to sink another at their 
private Expence ; was read & granted The new Well to be of the size 
of the old one & to be sunk where the Ald^ & Assist of the Ward shall 
direct 

A Petition from the Executor of David Barclay dec<* for reim- 
bursement of Monies paid for paving the Street in front of a Lot, 
leased from the Corporation, at Pecks Slip ; was read and referred to 
Aid. P. Van Zandt & Mess" Carmer & Harsen. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of certain 

Lessees of the Corporation Lots for reimbursement of Monies by them 

paid for paving Chatham Street Report that the following Persons 

have paid the Sums set to their respective Names viz* 

Gabriel Furman i49: 1: 2 

Daniel Coutant 6:17: 7^ 

Leonard Cats 7: 1: 954 

John Delamater 7: 5: 854 

Daniel Shaffer 2 Lots 13: — : — 

William Snydor 8: 1: 954 

Coert Went 8: 2: AJ4 

Lawrence Hycr ; 7: 5: 3 



aoJuoeiTM Common Coukcdl MmuTEs 85 

[13d] Loormard 2 Lots £20: 9: 6 

Joseph Gruwold 

Henry Spingler 

W« Willson by Christ^ Small 9:11: 5 

W» Willson by Aaron Howell 9:11: 5 

Ordered that the Treasurer credit the above Persons for the above 
Slims in settling their Rent 

On reading an Application of Thomas Ten Eyck for the appoint- 
ment of five Persons to examine his Lot gained out of the River on 
the East side of Coenties Slip & to determine whether it will bear a 
fomidation for a Building of Stone or Brick & covered with Slate or 
Tile. Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed accordingly. 

Ordered that the Qerk republished in all the public News Papers 
that part of the Law which respects the cleaning of the Streets & 
preventing Nuisances in this City And that the following G>nstables 
& Marshalls be & they are hereby appointed in their respective Wards 
to attend to the due execution of the said Law and exclusive of the 
Fines which may be recovered they be allowed £10 each for their 
Services in the Premisses 

I* Ward Azariah Dunham 

2^ Bamet Newkerk 

^ David Burger 

^ John Ackerman 

5* John Fleming 

6* Robert Berwick 

7* David Convert 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wari^ on the Treasurer to pay. 
Aldn Stoutenburgfa on Acc^ towards purchasing Mate- 

^' rials for the erection of a new Alms House ilOOO : — : — 

issued George Janeway on Ace* towards Reimirs to the Gaol . . . £30 : — : •— 
[157] Wn Eddy a lame Man for the Relief of his indi- 
gent family £2: — : — 

Richard Smith ft Isaac Salmon two of the City Watch- 
isstied men ilO each for their Exertions & the Wounds they 

Ttc^ in qudling a late Riot £20: — : — * 

Daniel Coutant for removing the Fence of Matthew 
issued Buys to the line agreable to the late Regulation of the 

Bowery Lane £16 : 1 

issued Willson Rawson for lamp Oil £155 : 8 

issued Isaac Mead for lamp Posts £2 : 16 

issued The same for Watdimens Boxes £7: 4 

issued The same for a Fence Govt House « £14: 11 

issued Abn Van Gelder for lightr Lamps £50: 5 

issued John Stagg for paving lower End of Barclay Street. . . . £17 : 15 : 11 

issued Eneas Fotmtain for a Drummer & Fifer on Gov<v Isle. . £2 : — 



issued 



86 



City of New Yoek 



14 July 1794 



Nichs Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



Esq"Aldn 



Assist** 



City of ) At a G>mtnon Council held on Wednes- 

New Yorkj^®* day the 9^ July 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 

Frederick Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 

Ordered that an Election be held in the fifth Ward at the House of 
Eden Hunt in Water Street on Monday the 21"' Instant of an Assist- 
ant in the Room of Tobias Van Zandt deceased 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Ann Street from Nassau 
Street to William Street was read & ratified by the Board And Hugh 
Montgomery was appointed to collect the Monies thereon * & John 
Sta^ to superintend the paving of the said Street. 

On reading a petition for the purpose. 

Ordered that an Ordinance be prepared for paving the foot or 
side Walks in Barclay Street 



[138] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^^ the M^i* day of July 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Peter P Van Zandt 
Theops Beekman 
John CampbeU 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt ^ 



i^EsqwAldn 



Garret Harsen 
Nich" Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Mangel Minthom 
Frederick Stymets 
George Janeway 



Assists 



On a suggestion that part of Pearl Street between Rutgers Street 
& Chatham Street will require a new Regulation previous to the foot 
Walks being paved, the Street Committee were directed to take order 
in the Premisses. 

M*^ Bingham the Collector of the Fees of the public Wharfs & Slips 
made a Complaint ag^ M^ Thomas Buchannan for occupying with Sea 
Vessels a part of Rutgers Slip — ^Ordered that he make out a State of 
the Facts in writing & that the subject be referred to M' Recorder 

On a second Petition of Evert Bancker for an additional Allow- 
ance for his Services in numbering the Houses, the Board proceeded 
to reconsider the Question and determined that the Allowance already 
made him was ample. 

On reading a Petition from a Society of young Men by the name 



HJttlylTM Common Council Minutes 8Y 

of the Hotiarian Society Ordered that they be permitted to use the 
Room in the City Hall in common with the other Societies. 

[139] The Ordinance for paving the foot Walks at the Old Slip 
being not sufficiently extensive the same was repealed 

Then another Ordinance for paving the Street & the foot Walks 
at the Old Slip and also Ordinances for paving the foot Walks at & 
in Barclay Street Coenties Slip were passed by the Bodrd. 

A Letter from Richard Harison Esq^ of this date as Clerk of the 
Corporation of the Rector and Inhabitants of the City of New York 
in Commtmion of the prptestant Episcopal Church in the State of New 
York signifying " their acceptance of the Grant proposed to be made 
" to them by the Determination of the Board on the 10^ June last, 
" that they will chearf ully comply on their part with the Terms and 
" return their Thanks to this Board for the favor that has been done 
" to them." was read & filed. 

The following Report of the Street Committee was read & agreed 
to by the Board viz* 

The Street Committee beg leave to report that they have caused a 
Survey to be made (and which is herewith presented to the Board) of 
that part of Greenwich Washington Reade & Duane Streets which 
arc connected with the Grant agreed to be made to the Corporation of 
Trinity Church, and to offer to the Consideration of the Board the 
following Remarks on the Premisses. 

First That the Grant heretofore promised to the said Corporation 
between Chambers and Reade Streets be limited to the dotted Line 
intersecting the said Grant, from the East Comer thereof on Wash- 
ington Street & Reade Street to a Point on the West side thereof so 
as to be parellal to the line of Duane Street Note the Angle B. 

[140] second That the said Corporation be requested to Release 
to this Board the Land which lies adjoining to the River west of 
Washington Street and between Reade & Duane Streets. If the said 
two Objects be obtained, a spacious Square will be formed between 
Washington Street and the new Street intended in the Front on Hud- 
sons River and open to the Harbor or Bason that may hereafter be 
made in front thereof. 

July 14* 1794 Isaac Stoutenburgh 

John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 

Thoph" Beekman ^-Committee 

Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthom 
Peter P. Van Zandt 



88 City of New Yobk 14 July 1794 

Ordered that Nath^ Levinus be permitted to sink a Cistern in front 
of his House in Chambers Street under the EKrection of the Ald*^ or 
Assist' of the Ward 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Catharine Street from 
Bedlow Street to Cherry Street was read & ratified by the Board. & 
John M*^Lean was aiq>ointed to collect the Monies & Tho" Whitelaw 
to superintend the paving. 

Estimates & Assessments for paving the follow^ Streets were also 
read & ratified viz* The foot Walks in Washington Street The like in 
Greenwich Street. The like for paving Washington Street The like 
for the foot Walks in Vesey Street The like for the like in Partition 
Street And Thomas Lafoy was appointed to collect the Monies and 
Aid** Stoutenburgh & M*" Post to direct the paving of the said Streets. 

[141] The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board 
viz* 

The Street 0)mmittee report the following Regulation for Augus- 
tus Street agreably to the Survey thereof accompanying this Report 
Beginning at the Kennel at the head thereof and at the intersection of 
Tryon Row and descending 4 Inches on every 10 feet to the Intersec- 
tion of Magazine Street where the said Magazine Street requires to be 
raised 2 feet 6 Inches — The said Augustus Street at the Distance of 
100 feet from the head thereof to be lowered 2 feet 4 Inches. At the 
Distance of 140 feet farther 4 feet 3 Inches 200 feet farther 6 feet. 
115 feet farther 6 feet 1 Inch and at the Distance of 77 feet farther 
to be raised 2 feet 10 Inches — ^92 feet farther 8 feet 5 Inches and 50 
feet farther 10 feet 1 Inch. 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Theo" Beekman 

Gabriel Furman 

Garret Harsen 

Mangle Minthom 

John Campbell 

Ordered that Joseph Shelvey be reappointed public Whipper on 
the former Terms. 

Ordered that Aid" P. Van Zandt & Stoutenburgh & M' Harsen 
be a Com**« to enquire whether any & what G>mpensation ought to be 
made to the Heirs of Isaac Brasher in consequence of the Widening 
of John Street 



Committee 



siJulyiTM Common Council MmuTEs 



89 



issued 
issued 

issued 

issued 
issued 

issued 

issued 
issued 
issued 



Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas** to pay. 

Aid'' W. Van Zandt on ace* towards filling in the Wharf 

at Brooklyn Ferry i40 : — : — 

Aldn Campbell towards Improvements in the fields £300 : — : — 

John McLean for Gun Powder to celebrate the anni- 
versary of American Indq>endence £!Z : 19 

[142] John Hyde for a public Dinner £22:11 

W«n Hilyer for the Constables &c £10: — 

Rinier Skaats for the Sextons of the Churches for ring- 

ing Bells 16:12 

James Wing for lamp Oil £33 : 3 

Lazulier & Williamson for Iron Work to Pumps £6 : 14 

Archibald Dunlap for Repairs to public Pumps £19 : 3 



City of ) 
New Yorkv 



ss. 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 21« day of July 1794 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Nicholas Bayard 
Theo* Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Peter P Van Zandt 



"Esq" Aid" 



Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Mangle Minthome 
Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 



►Assist** 



The Poll List of an Election held in the fifth Ward for an Assist- 
ant in the Place of Tobias Van Zandt dec<^ was presented to the Board 
4 Jotham Post was duly elected. And he took the Oath prescribed 
by the Charter accordingly 

Ordered >that the Neighborhood in Pearl Street East of the Fly 
Market be permitted to take up the Street in order to examine & 
rqair tfie Common Sewer under the Inspection of the Aid** & Assist* 
of the Ward 

[143] A Petition of Robert Bown & Thomas Eddy for the ap- 
pointment of five Persons according to Law to examine their Lots 
filled m & gained out of the East River between Pine Street & De 
Peystcr Street, and to determine whether they will bear foundations 
for Buildings of Brick or Stone, was read & John Stagg George Gos- 
man, John Moore, James Robinson & John Day were appointed 
accordingly. 

On reading a Petition from a Society of Teachers in this City 
Ordered that they be permitted to meet in the Common Council Cham- 



90 City of New Yoek 21 July 1794 

ber at such times as it shall not be wanted for public use or occupied 
by the Societies who have the use of it. 

An Ordinance for paving Chappel Street was read & passed by 
the Board. 

Ordered that James Knox have permission to sink a Cistern in the 
Street under the Direction of the Aid" & Assist of the Ward 

Committee on the Petition of Peter King for a part of the In- 
spector of Woods Business at the old Slip reported that the Prayer 
of the said Petition cannot be granted 

Ordered that Aid" Stoutenburgh, Furman & Campbell be a Com- 
mittee to revise the Rates of Cartage & a Regulation of the Scaven- 
gers and to report Ordinances on the Subjects. 

M*" Carmer reported to the Board that the Corporation of the Epis- 
copal Church acceded to the proposal suggested in the Report of the 
Street Committee at the last Meeting. 

[144] Ordered that the Clerk notify M' Fred^ Rhinelander of the 
substance of the said Report as it respects his intended Improvements. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Rutgers Street from Roose- 
velt to James's Street was ratified by the Board and James Grant was 
appointed to collect the Monies And James Grant, Jacob Foster, Henry 
Pope & Leonard Fisher to suprintend the paving. 

Ordered that the follow* Persons be appointed fire Men of this 
City viz* 

Joseph Cowley to Engine N** 18 vice James Harvey removed from 
the City 

John Ball vice to N^ 15 vice John Buxton dec^ 

Daniel Halstead to Hook & Ladder Company vice Thomas Ross 
removed as above 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

George Lord towards the Well lately sunk in Division 
issued Street il7: 8:- 

John Simmons for Expences attends the canvasss of the 

issued Ballots of the late Election for Assembly Men £13 : 2 ' 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £281 : 15 

issued Alex' Lamb for the like £281 : 15 

Aldn Furman for a Bailee due him on a Settlem* with 
issued the Treas"" for paving in front of a Corporation Lot 

in Chatham Street £13: 1: 2 

S. & S A Myers for a Copper Door to the Common 
issued Sewer Broad Street £6:10: 6 



4 Aug. 1794 Common Council Minutes 



91 



[145] City of ) At a G>inmon Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 28^ day of July 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Theoph> Beekman 
Peter P Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Funnan 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Esq«AMa 



Garret Harsen 
Antho Post 
Mangel Minthom 
Jotham Post 
Frederick Stsrmets 
George Janeway 



"Assist*" 



An application of Thomas Maule for the use of the Well boring 
Apparatus was granted under the Inspection of W"* Sloo Jun' at M"^ 
Maule's expence. 

On a suggestion that several Houses had been lately erected in 
violation of the Law for regulating Buildings & to prevent Fires M*" 
Culbertson the High Constable was directed to commence prosecutions 
against the persons who [have] been guilty of Infractions on that Law. 

A second petition for new paving part of New Street was read 
& referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition for extending the pavement of Catharine Street across 
Cherry Street and the pavement of Cherry Street to the distance of 
twenty feet East of the Well near the Wool Card Manufactory was 
read & an Ordinance ordered to be prepared accordingly 

Ordered that David Walker be permitted to lead a private Drain 
from his new House in White Hall Street into the Common Sewer. 

[146] Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr*" on the Treasurer 
to pay. 

George Janeway on ace* towards Repairs to the Gaol. . . £80: — 

James Culbertson for City Watch £56 : 7 

Alex*" Lamb for the like £56: 7 

Ab™ Van Gelder for lighting Lamps £51 : 



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City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New Yorkj^ ' House on Monday Aug* 4*^ 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 



Nicholas Bayard 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Gabriel Furman _ .,, 

Wynant Van Zandt [■£«»" Aid" 

John Campbell 
Thcoph* Beekman 



Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Garret Harsen 
Mangel M in thorn 
Nicha Carmer 



►Assis** 



George Janeway 

M' Mayor & the Members having visited & inspected the several 
Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell The Committee of Acc*« re- 



92 City of New York 4 Aug. 1794 

ported that they had examined & compared the Commiss** Acc^ for 
the last Quarter & found them right, viz^ 

Those of the Alms House amounts to £1156 : 11 : 1$4 

Those of the Bridewell 479:11: 9^ 

An Estimate of the Commiss'* for the [en] suing Q^ was read & 

approved vii* 

for the Alms House £1800: — : — 

for the Bridewell 200:—: — 

J Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas' to pay- 
ment thereof accord''^ 

[147] An Estimate & Assessment for paving Wall Street from 
Pearl Street to the River was read & ratified by the Board and W" 
Gilbert was appointed to collect the Money & John Moore to pave the 
said Street 

Ordered that permission be given to the Proprietors of the Tontine 
Hotel about to be erected And to Amos Coming to make Areas to 
their Buildings & to Com' Copper to lead a private Drain into the 
Common Sewer of Broad Street and also that Eph*" Hart have the 
like permission in Wall Street 

An Ordinance for digging out & filling in Barley Street to com- 
mence 100 feet from the Broad Way & to extend to the River was 
read & passed by the Board 

Ordered that the Street Committee view the Road at Corlaers 
Hook & report a Regulation for the same 

Two Petitions the one for & the other against the present Regula- 
tion of Catharine Street, were read & referred to the Street Com- 
mitte to take order thereon 

A Petition for the Regulation of Harman Street was read & 
referred to the S* Committee 

Resolved that this Board will in consequence of their former De- 
termination Grant to the Episcopal Church the Water Lots north of 
Read Street agreable to such Survey to be made thereof as shall be 
approved by the Board 

Ordered that the Triangular Piece of Ground at the junction of the 
Post & Bloomingdale Roads be appropriated to the use of the Alms 
House for a Burying Ground and that the Road Committee take order 
thereon 



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[148] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to 
pay. 

. . Jacob Harsen on ace* towards Repairs to the Blooming 

***"^ Dale Road £100: — : — 

To Dani Phoenix for the Persons imployed in copying & 

carrying the Poundage of the Tax Books £19: 7: — 

John Stoutenbcrgh for Gtm Powder for the Militia in 
celebrating the late anniversary of American Inde- 
pendence £25: 7: 6 

. ^. W» Sloe for the Constables & Marshalls for convQring 

"*^ Vagrante to Bridewell £12: 2: 6 



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At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 1»^ day of Aug* 1794 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Peter P Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Fnrman 
Nicholas Bayard 



•■Esq»Aldn 



Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Mangel Minthom 
George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 



••Assist** 



On the application of John Townsend and Daniel Gotten Ordered 
that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James Robinson & John 
Day be appointed to examine their respective Lots [149] lately filled in 
and to determine whether foundations can be laid to bear Buildings 
of Stone or Brick 

And on the Application of John Delafield Ordered the like with 
respect to his Lots at the Exchange Slip 

The Board determined that the five Acre Lot on the South of M' 
WiDets Land at Inchlambergh ought not to be sold or leased at present 

A petition of John Elsworth to be appointed an additional Wharf- 
inger was read & rejected. 

A Petition of John Legget to purchase of the Common Lands near 
the five Mile Stone was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of the Gaoler for an [in] crease of the allowance for 
subsistmg criminal Prisoners was read & referred to Aid" Furman & 
Mess« Harsen & J. Post 

Ordinances for paving Bancker Street from Chesnut Street to 
Catharine Street And for digging out & filling in Augustus Street; 
were respectively read & passed by the B^ 



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94 City of New Yokk 18 Aug. 1794 

The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz' 
The Street Committee to whom was referred the Petition for the 
regulation of Harman Street Report that they have caused a Survey 
of the said Street to be made Beginning at the Intersection of George 
Street and thence descending to the Intersection of Catharine Street 
at the rate of one Inch & ®%oo on every 10 feet agreable to which it 
will require to be lowered at the distance of 275 feet from George 
Street 2 feet 7 Inches [150] and at the Distance of 225 feet further 
7 feet 6 Inches and do recommend the same to be carried into execu- 
tion immediately as far as respects the digging out of the said Street. 

Aug* 14^ 1794 

Isaac Stoutenburgh ^ 
Gabriel Furman 
Thoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Garrit Harsen 
Mangel Minthom 

Estimates &. Assessments for paving at the Old Slip & at Coenties 
Slip were respectively read & ratified by the B* And W™ Gilbert was 
appointed to collect the Monies & John Moore to superintend the 
paving. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Case of the Heirs of 
Isaac Brasher dec** with respect any Injury they may have sustained 
by the late straitning & widening of John Street at Golden Hill. 

Report. That after full enquiry into the Title 
Deeds they cannot find that the said Heirs have lost 
A 'W t *^y Ground That the only loss they have sustained 
f tVi* M ^^^ occasioned by the expence of the removal of 

A &t 9«th 1 70^ *^ Foundations laid for their Houses at the Re- 
Rr AV d > f quest of a Committee of this Board; which Expence 

TVyfr r f H appears to have amounted to thirty Pounds. And the 

Committee are of Opinion the said Sum ought to be 
repaid them. Which said Report was agreed to by 
the Board. 

Ordered that John Sproson be permitted to make a Vault under 
the Street in front of his House under the Inspection of the Aid" & 
Assist of the W^ 

[151] The Board took into the Consideration the Request of Ed- 
ward Livingston to remove at his own Expence the Building lately 
erected at the Battery for a Labratory & to place the same on the 



S5Aug. 17M Common Council Minutes 95 

Gnmnd of the Gov* House along the Rear of the Lots fronting Pearl 
Street to the end that he may be enabled to erect a House on the 
Comer Lot of Pearl Street with a front on State Street And it was 
detennined that the said Request could not be granted. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

Samud Jooes Esq' for the Land taken off the front of 
issued his Land in the Bowery Lane to straiten the West side 

thereof £30 : — : — 

issued Matthew Buys for the like £17 : 16 : — 

Aid" W. Van Zandt on Ace* towards working the Mud 

"^^ Drudge il50: — 

iflsued Archibald Dunlap for Repairs to the public Pumps £24: 17 

issued James Parsons & Sons for lamp Oil £254 : 4: 5 

issued G>m» B Sebring for Iron Work to the City Hall £6 : 13 : 2 

issued Rinier Skaats for 1 Q^* Sakry £12 : 10 

issued (Alex' Lamb for City Watchmen £56: 7 

(James Culbertson for tiie like £56 : 7 

[152] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^* the 2S'^ day of August 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Garret Harsen * 

Jotham Post 
Nich» Carmer 
EsqnAldn Frederick Stymets ^Assist^ 

Mangle Minthorn 
George Janeway 
Anthony Post 

Ordered that the Road Committee enquire into & report on the 
expediency of continuing the Bloomingdale Road until it intersects 
the Post Road on Harlem Heights & what the Breadth of it ought 
to be ; to the end that the proprietors of the Land through which the 
said Road will pass may be applied to as to their willingness to give 
the Land for the purpose. « 

Ch-dered that Hugh Gaine be permitted to take up Water Street 
for the purpose of laying a Drain from his House 

Ordered that Isaac Moses be permitted to make an Area to the 
House, of Peter P. Van Zandt Esq' in Wall Street And a Vault under 
the Street in front of his House in Pearl Street 

A Petition of Gilbert Pell & others for the digging out of Lom- 
bard Street was read & referred to the Street Committee 

An Ordinance for digging out Harman Street was read & passed 
by the Board And the like for new paving Roosevelt Street from 
Chatham Street to Rutgers S* 



Samnel Jones Esq' ^ 
Theoph* Beekman 
Peter P. Van Zandt 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Nich« Bayard 



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Crry of New Yobk 



1 Sept. 17M 



[153] An Estimate & Assessment for paving Rector Street from 
the Broad Way to Greenwich Street was read & ratified by the Board 
And John Stagg was appointed to superintend the paving of the said 
Street & Aert Huysman to collect the Money. 

Ordered that Thomas Stevenson be permitted under the direction 
of the Ald*^ & Assist of the Ward & with the Consent of Jeremiah 
Wool to extend the line of his Lot adjoining the Lot of the said 
Jeremiah Wool in Broad Street Ten Inches into the Street & thence 
with direct Line to the South East G>mer of the House on the G>mer 
of Broad Street & Garden (formerly Verlettenbergh) Street 

Ordered that the Treasurer credit Will°^ Gardiner on his Rent of a 
Lot the upper End of William Street ^10:4:2 for so much by him 
advanced for paving the said Lot. 

Ordered that the Clerk write to the Gentlemen named in the Law 
for improving John Street and request that they will without delay 
proceed to the execution of the Business committed to them by the 
said Law. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

John Sproson for the part of his Lot taken to straiten 

& widen John Street i3S0: — : — 

Ald° Campbell on acc^ towards the Improvements in tiie 

Fields £150:—: — 

Abraham Van Gelder for the bailee of his annual Aoc^ in 

the Lamp Departmt Glx 6: 9 

William Sloo as a gratuity for taking Fish for the Ahns 

House & Bridewell i20:— : — 

jjames Culbertson for the City Watchmen ••••• £56: 7: — 

JAle;x'Lamb for the like £56: 7: — 



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[154] City of > 
New York^ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
Sepf l»t 1794. 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq' ^(ayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Peter P. Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Theoph* Bedcman 
Nich* Bayard 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 



£sqn Alda 



Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
Nich* Garmer 
Jodiam Pott 

Mangel Minthom 
Frederick Stymets 
George Janeway 



Assist^* 



A Petition of John Mandeville to lease a Piece of the Common 
Lands was read & referred to the land Comm*«« 



1 Sept. 1794 Common Council Minutes 97 

An Estimate and Assessment for paving Oliver Street was ratified 
by the Board & David Harriot was appointed to collect the Monies & 
John Dennison to pave the Street 

The Street Committee on the Petition for regulating Grand Street 
in the seventh Ward Report — ^that agreable to a Survey of the said 
Street lately made the Committee are of Opinion that a permanent 
Regulation cannot yet be made but reconmiend that an Order be made 
for the purpose of filling up the Ditch & levelling the Ground in the 
said Street & the adjoining Lots." 

[155] Thereupon Ordered that the Proprietors of the Lots on 
Grand Street be required without delay to level the Ground thrown 
up for Works during the late War in the said Street so as to make 
the said Street passable & convenient. 

The Street Committee reported that in consequence of the new & 
late regulation of Wall Street at the Tontine Coffee House part of 
the Pavement of Water Street will be required to be taken up & 
altered conformable to the said Regulation of Wall Street, in manner 
follow* viz* 

Rq;ulation of Water Street West of Wall Street. Continue the 
assent of the Street of one Inch on 10 feet 30 feet to the Eastw^ of 
the Pump— thence descent from Gouvemeurs Street to the distance of 
30 feet one Inch on 10 feet (so as to flatten the highest Ground) — 
thence with a descent of 1 *%oo I^ich on 10 feet to the new Kennel of 
Wall Street. Accordingly it requires raising at the end of 50 feet 
from the Pump 8 Inches, at the end of 50 feet further 8 Inches at the 
end of 50 feet further 9 Inches at the end of 50 feet further 12 Inches 
at the end of 50 feet further one foot 10 Inches so as to continue the 
last descent to the Kennel of Wall Street 

East of Wall Street 

Continue the highest Ground, opposite the East Comer of Thomas 
Wests House, 70 feet further to the Westward with an ascent of 1J4 
Inch on 10 feet — ^thence descent 50 feet distance with Ij^ Inch on 10 
feet to the new pavement in Wall Street accordingly it will require 
raising at the end of 70 feet from the present highest Ground one 
foot 4 Inches. 

[156] Whereupon an Ordinance for new paving of the said Street 
was passed by the Board. 

The Street Committee on the Petition of Harmen Le Roy & others 
reported the follow* R^ulation for the said Street from Wall Street 
to Garden Street viz^ Beginning at the Kennel on the south side of 
Wall Street & descending 4 ®5ioo Inches on 10 feet to the distance 



d8 City of New Yoek l Sept. 1794 

of 165 feet & thence to the North Kennel of Garden Street with a 
descent of 4 Inches on 10 feet, accordingly at the distance of 10 feet 
from the Kennel of Wall Street it must be lowered 14 Inches — ^at the 
end of 65 feet farther 11 Inches & at the end of 135 farther it must 
be raised 11 Inches. 

An Ordinance for the new paving of the said Street conformable 
to the said Report was then passed by the B^ 

Thames Street 

Also for paving Greenwich Street from Swartwouts to the south 
side of Rector Street. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Application of Robert 
Gilchrist respecting the Claim of the Heirs of the late Nicholas Roose- 
velt dec^ for Compensation for such part of the Ground of the said 
Nich* Roosevelt as hath been taken into Greenwich Street. 

Report that upon the examination of several Papers & Title Deeds 
respecting the said Premisses it appears that William Dyer & Mary 
his Wife were possessed of a Piece or Parcel of Land extending in 
length from the Broad Way to Hudsons River That the said William 
Dyer & Mary [157] his Wife did on the 23<i April 1686 convey the 
same extending in Length from the Broad Way 636 feet to Hudsons 
River, that Nicholas Roosevelt was possessed of a part of the said 
Land 37 feet 2 Inches in breadth on Hudsons River aforesaid that by 
a Survey from the Broad Way, the End of 636 feet extends 24 feet 
over the westerly side of Greenwich Street, that if the Title of the said 
Dyer to the Soil under the Water was good, then the Heirs of the said 
Nicholas Roosevelt are in the Opinion of your Committee entitled to 
a Compensation 

Sepf 1»* 1794 ^ r Isaac Stoutenburgh 



J Garrit Harsen 
mittee I ^ , . , -r* 

Gabriel Furman 



Ordered that the subject Matter of the said Report be referred, 
for further Investigation, to M*" Recorder. 

The Committee on the Petition of the Keeper of the Gaol for an 
encrease of the allowance for subsisting criminal Prisoners reported 
that the price of a Ration ought to be encreased from eight Pence to 
ten Pence ; which was agreed to by the Board. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay. 

Thomas Pearsall for the part of his House & Lot 
issued taken to improve John Street it being the Stun 

awarded by the Jury £800 : — : — 

issued John Harrison for the like as to his Lot £350 : — : — 



8 Sept 1794 COMMON COUNCIL MlNtJTES »9 

issoed Daniel Tucker for the like as to his Lot £300: —: — 

William J Els worth for the bailee of his annual Acc^ 

^^^ in the fire Engine Department £98:15: 9 

issued Ab™ Van Gelder for lighting the Lamps i50 : 14 : 9}4 



[158] City of ^ At a Conunon Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the S^ day of Sepf^ 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"* Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Theophilus Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenbargh 
Peter P. Van Zandt 
John Campbell 



Jotham Post 
Garret Harsen 
^ . , , Mangle Minthorn 

}.Esqr.Aldn ^fch. Cumtt 

Anthony Post 
Frederick Stymets 



►Assist*^ 



Pursuant to the Statute for regulating Elections of Charter Officers 
in this City the follow' Places were appointed for holding the said 
Election & the following Persons were appointed Inspectors in the 
respective Wards viz* 

Wards Places of Election Inspectors 

l^ Trinity Church Corn" Ray. 

2^ City Hall John Oothout 

3d North Church Ezekiel Robbins 

4*h S* Pauls Church George Stanton 

5»k Friends Meeting House Henry Will 

6t^ Alms House Jacob Harsen 

7^ Methodist New Church Rich** Furman 

A Petition of Henry Low & John Shaw to lease of the Common 
Lands was read & referred to the Land Committee. 

Ordered that John Thurman be permitted to make an Area to his 
House in William Street, And that John Harrison have the like per- 
mission & to make a Cistern in the Street in front of his House in 
John Street, the whole to be done under the Inspection of the Ald"^ & 
Assist of the Ward. 

[159] On reading a Petition for the Purpose An Ordinance was 
passed for paving Battavia Lane. 

A Petition of Jacob Wilkins for a Grant of Piece of Water Lot at 
the end of Cortlandt Street was read & referred to Aid** Stoutcnburgh 
& Furman & M' Minthorn. 

Ordered that James Seaman, Matthew Van Zandt & Samuel 
Stansbury be appointed firemen, to N*> 18 vice, Richard Seaman, Ben- 
jamin G Mintum and Abraham Franklin resigned. 



100 City of New York 10 Sept. 1794 

An Estimate & Assessment for new paving Water Street was read 
& ratified and William Gilbert was appointed to collect the Monies & 
John Moore to pave the s^ Street 

On a suggestion that great abuses were committed by the Hucksters 
in the practice of forestalling in the public Markets Be it ordained 
that it shall not be lawful for any Person from and after the tenth 
Instant to purchase in any of the public Markets or in any other 
part of this City to sell again any Provisions or Articles of any 
kind usually sold in the said public Markets (except Flour or Meal) 
until the Hour of Eleven in the forenoon of the same day under the 
penalty of twenty Shillings for the first Offence and for the second 
Offence the Sum of twenty Shillings and to be excluded the Priviledge 
of selling any Articles whatsoever in any of the said public Markets 
And further that it shall not be lawful for any Person to purchase in 
any of the said public Markets to sell again [160] any Flour or 
Meal until the Hour of four in the Afternoon under the penalty of five 
Shillings for each hundred Weight for each Offence 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treas*" to pay. 

issued Daniel Burger for Repairs to Pumps £59: 1: 4 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £56: 7:^ 

City of ) At a Conunon Council held on Wednes- 

New York J day the 10^ Sept^ 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*^ Recorder 



Gabriel Furman *] George Janeway 

Wsmant Van Zandt ,^ Garret Harsen 
Peter P Van Zandt [-EsqwAldn Frederick Stymets 
Isaac Stoutenburs^ | Jotham Post 

John Campbell J Mangle Minthom 



"Assist** 



The Committee appointed by the Gov'' for the purpose of taking 
Measures to preserve this City from the danger of contagious Diss- 
eases having represented to the Board the necessity of providing some 
safe Place for the reception & accommodation of such Persons as 
might be found afflicted with any such Complaint. That, after due 
Enquiry, the most eligible place appears to be that of Brockholst 
Livingston, ^situate on the Bank of the [161] East River opposite the 
three Mile Stone and now held under Lease from him by Nicholas 
Denise for the Term of Six Years at the annual Rent of ninety 
Pounds with a Covenant that on the said Lessees paying to the said 

* Marginal note reads Bellevue. — £d. 



15SepfL1794 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 101 

Lessor at any time before the expiration of the said Term the Sum 
of ilSOO the said Lessor will release & convey to the said Lessee or 
his Assigns, the said Premisses in fee simple. That an Assignment of 
the said Lease can be obtained for the Sum of £2000. The said Com- 
mittee now submit to the Board the expediency of this Corporation's 
making a purchase of the said Lease for the purpose aforesaid 

Whereupon the Board determine that from the exposed situation 
of this City and in order to quiet the Minds of the Inhabitants it is 
indispensably necessary that a proper place should be provided And 
that under the present Circumstances the Place above mentioned ap- 
pears to be most suitable for the Purpose And therefore that M*^ 
Robert Lenox a Member of the said Committee be authorized on 
behalf of this Board to purchase the Lease of the said Premisses on 
the Terms above mentioned and that on his obtaining an Assignment 
of the said Lease to this Corporation and delivering the same to M*" 
Mayor that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer to pay the 
said Consideration Money accordingly. 

And further that the Treasurer negociate a Loan with the Bank 
of the said Money on behalf of this Board. 

[162] City of } At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York} *** Sept' 15«» 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Peter P. Van Zandt 1 
Theophilus Beekman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenlrargfa 
John Campbell 

Ordered that John Stagg, George Gosman, John Moore, James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine a Water Lot of Isaac 
Mcy between Burling Slip & Fletcher Street & to determine whether 
it will bear a foundation for a Building of Brick or Stone 

The Committee for cancelling small Change Notes reported that 

they had burnt the following to ashes vis^ 

70OO Bills of one penny £29: 3: 4 

5500 Do two Pence 45:16: 8 

7000 Do threepence 87:10: — 



Frederick St3rmets 
Mangle Minthorn 

'Esq"Ald« AnAony Post |. 

Nicholas Carmer r «••*•■. 

Garret Harsen 
George Janeway 



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108 City of New York ig Sept. 179* 

Ordered that Permission be given to James Watson to make a 
Gate on the Battery opposite to his House 

To David Walker to make an Area & Cistern in the Street opposite 
his House in White Hall Street. 

And to Thomas Stevenson to lead a private Drain from his House 
into the Common Sewer of Broad Street. 

[163] Ordinances for paving "Greenwich Street from S® side of 
Murray Street to the S® side of Reade Street " And for digging out 
& paving Lumber Street from " Rector Street to Oisterpasty Lane ** 
were respectively read & passed by the Board. 

Ordered that the Commiss*^ for Fortifications have the use of the 
Mud Drudge & Horses, on a reasonable Compensation for the use & 
to return it in good order 

Ordered that the Corporation of the Hospital be permitted to bury 
their Dead in the triangular Piece of Ground near the three Mile 
stone. 

Ordered that Aid** Beekman & Mess" Janeway & Harsen be a 

Committee to confer with the Trustees of the Jewish Congregation 
with respect to the regulating of the Line on the North side of 
Bancker Street. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*^ to pay. 

issued Alcxr Lamb for City Watchmen £56 : 7 : — 

issued Sami Loudon for printing 7 : 18 : — 

issued Daniel Burger for repairs Pumps 13 : 16 : 4 

Thomas Lafoy as Clerk of the Election for Charter 

issued Officers last Year 0:16: — 

issued Matthew Dikeman for repairs to Pumps 6: 6: 

Ordered that Thomas Ellison be appointed Inspector of the en- 
suing Election in the first Ward in the place of Cornelius Ray who 
will be necessarily absent from this City on the day of Election. 



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[164] Citf of ^ At a Common Cotincil held on Monday 

New York J ^^- the 22* Sept' 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Garret Harsen 



Peter P. Van Zaadt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt 



^BsqnAld* 



Frederick Stsnnets 
Jothatn Post 
Mangle Minthom 
George Janeway 
Nicholas Carmer 



>« Assist** 



n 



Ordered that Ald° P : Van Zandt Stoutenburgh & Furman & Mess 
J: Post & Stymets be a Committee to attend at the Treasurers on 
Thursday next to examine & audit the Treasurers Books & Acc^ of 
this Year & to report the same to the Board 

A Petition of the Proprietors of Lots in Roosevelt Street praying 
that the said Street may be paved with the Kennel in the middle of the 
Street was read & referred to the Street Com^** 

A Petition for the new regulating & paving of Rose Street, wafi 
read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that Com* Qopper be permitted to make a Sink in Water 
Street to receive the Water from his Lot. 

And that Josq>h Kingsland be permitted to make an Area in the 
Street at his House in Barclay Street 

Ordered that M"^ Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasury to pay 

issued James Culbertson for City Wateh £5^: 7 

issued Alcx»^ Lamb for the like i56 : 7 

issued Daniel Burger for Repairs to pubHc Pumps £23 : 19 

[165] City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ * the 29*** day of September 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Gabriel Furman 
Theophilus Beekman 
Wynant Van 2^ndt 
Peter P. Van Zandt 
John Campbell 



"Esq" Aid" 



Garret Harsen 
Jotham Post 
Anthony Post 
Frederick Stjrmets 
Mangel Minthorn 
George Janeway 



"•Assist** 



Nicholas Bayard 

The Committee appointed to examine the Treasurers Books & 
Accounts report "that there has been received since the last settle- 
" ment in Monies loaned from the Bank of New York and City Reve- 



it 



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104 City of New York » Sept 1794 

'' nue the Sum of thirteen thousand four hundred & eighty one Pounds 
2/1^ which with the ballance then due of fifteen hundred thirty 
" eight Pounds 12/115^ makes the amount of fifteen thousand & nine- 
teen Pounds 15/1 J4. That there has been paid out to the order of 
Common Council & for incidental Charges twelve thousand & twenty 
" eight Pounds 12/5 J^ which leaves a ball** due to the City of New 
"York from the Revenue Acc^ of two thousand nine hundred & 
" ninety one pounds 2/7 J4." 

The Board then proceeded to the appointment of a Treasurer or 
Chamberlain for the ensuing Year and Daniel Phoenix was unani* 
mously appointed accor* 

IAj Mayor then nominated & appointed James Culbertson to be 
High Constable for the ensuing Year 

[166] A Petition of Joseph Corre proposing to erect & light a 
ntmiber of Lamps on the Battery for the accommodation of the 
Citizens in their Even' Walks ; and praying the Privil^fe of erecting a 
small Build>^ on the north End for vending small Drinks & Fruits ; was 
read & referred to the Ald« & Assist of the 1« the Ald«» of 2* & 4*>» & 
the Assist, of the 5*^ Wards. 

A Petition for the opening & contfaiuing Cross or Orange Street 
into Chatham Street was read & referred to the Street Comm*^ to 
lay out the Street & then to report the further Measures necessary 
to be pursued. 

Ordered that William Heyer be appointed a Measurer of Lime. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving New Street was ratified 
by the B^ and John Sickels was appointed to collect the Monies & 
John Stagg to pave the Street 

The like for Chappel Street was ratified by the Board & John 
Stagg was appointed to collect the Monies & to pave the said Street 

The Board determined on a Survey, presented by M' Mayor, of the 
Lots at Brooklyn and Aid" Stoutenburgh & Mess" Harsen & Jane- 
way were appointed to direct an accurate Survey & Map thereof to be 
made & to report the proper mode of leasing out those Lots. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas*" to pay 
Ab™ Van Gelder the Sum of £50 : 17 : 6fi for lighting the public 
Lamps 



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Assist^ 



[167] Gty of } At a Conunoti Council held on Monday 

New York 5 ^^' the 6*^ day of Oct' 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"^ Mayor 

Nicholas Bxyzrd ^ 

Isaac Stotitenburfl^ 

Gabrid Fttrman ^Esq^Ald^ 

W3maiit Van Zandt 

John CampbeU 

The Qerk laid before the Board the Poll Lists of the Elections 
hdd on the 29^ Ult® in the several Wards of this City for Charter 
Officers from which it appears that the following Persons were 
elected. 

Gatiriel Furman Alderman 

Frederick Stymets Assistant 



Garret Harsen 
Nich* Carmer 
Mangel Mintfaom 
Frederick Stjrmets 



l>tWard 



2«lWard 



3d Ward 



4««»Ward 



5*hWard 



John Van Dyk ) , 

John Nitchie \ Assessors 



Assessors 



Aert HuysRian Collector 

Azariah Dtmham ) ^ ., 

HenfyBurtsdl \ ConsUbles 

Wynant Van Zandt Alderman 

Garret Harsen Assistant 

Comeliiis Stevenson ] 

John P. Pears \ 

William Gilbert Collector 

Bamet Newkirk ) ^ ., 

Roswdl Chappie \ Cbnstables 

Andrew Van Tuyl ., Alderman 

Nicholas Carmer ,, Assistant 

Henry Ten Broeck ) 

James Hunt \ 

Hugh Montgomery G>llector 

Charles Handasyde ) 

Samud Stockwell ( 

Isaac Stoutenbttrgh Alderman 

Anthony Post '. ... Assistant 

Jacob Abramse ) 

John Houseman j 

Thomas Laf oy Collector 

John Reins ] ^ ^ . , 

John Ackerman \ Constables 

Theophilus Bedcman Alderman 

Jotham Post Assistant 

Jotham Post ) 

Thomas Hazard ( 

David Harriot Collector 

John Fleming ) 

Francis Currie ( 



Assessors 



Constables 



Assessors 



Assessors 



Constables 



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City op New Yoek 



6 Oct. 1794 



John Campbell Alderman 

George Janeway Assistant 

Anthony Lispenard ) 

6th Ward John CroHus \ Assessors 

John Fox Collector 

Robert Berwick ) 

William Campbell \ C«^«t»Wcs 

Nicholas Bayard Alderman 

Mangle Minthorn Assistant 

James Stryker | 

Robert Rutgers Junr Bowery J Assessors 

Richard Furman Diviaion Collector 

7thWard Francis White ) ^ 

John Dietz } Constables 

James Dlkeman j 

Thomas Brady Harlem J Assessors 

John Bussing Division Collector 

William Waldron ) ^ 

David Willson } Constables 

Ordered that the aforegoing several & respective Officers be noti- 
fied to attend on Tuesday the 14**" Instant to take the Oaths prescribed 
& directed by Law & the Charter of this City. 

The Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City laid before the Board 
his annual Ace* of the Receipts & Expenditures of the Monies [169] 
raised by Tax; which were examined with their respective Vouchers 
by the Mayor & Alderman & found right & agreable to the Statute 
certified accordingly 

Ordered that the neighborhood be permitted to sink two Wells in 
Greenwich Street the one near Moore Street & the other near Provoost 
Street under the Inspection of the Aid" and Assistant of the Ward. 

The Committee appointed for the purpose reported a Map from 
an actual Survey of the Corporation Lots at Brooklyn ; which was ap- 
proved by the Board And the Committee further reported that as 
Gilbert Van Mater had for several Years occupied a part of the said 
Ground & paid an ample Rent for the same and as the Improvements 
thereon were become untenantable and he was desirous of making new 
Improvements, the Committee recommended it to the Board to let 
him have the two Lots nearest the River & described in the said Map 
by the numbers 4 & 5, for the Term of twenty one Years at the an- 
nual Rent of fifty Pounds & the Taxes. The said two Lots being 
each in Breadth thirty Feet and are int[end]ed to be in length Sixty 
feet;* which was also agreed to by the Board And a Lease was 
ordered to be prepared accordingly 

* Marginal note reads by an order of 27*^ Oct^ these Lots are to be 100 feet 
in length See P. 17^.— Ed. 



7 Oct. 1794 Common Council Minutes 107 

Ordered that the Treasurer demand of Richard Furman Collector 
the Monies assessed for indemnifying this Board for the Expence of 
opening Roosevelt Street and of David Harriot the like as to Franck- 
fort Street 

Ordered that the Road Committee direct the Road Master to make 
such Repairs to the Road in Division Street as to render it safe & 
passable. 

[170] On reading a Petition of the Fireman attached to Engine N° 
17*^ Complaining of insulting behavior from John W Hardenbrook 
one of their Company towards Archibald Kerly their Foreman and 
of negiect of Duty. &« 

Ordered that the said John W Hardenbrook And John Willson 
who has also neglected his Duty be removed from the Office of Fire- 
man 

Ordered that Alex*" Gibson be appointed vice the said John Willson 
and Charles Smith vice Dan' Riker gone to Sea 

Ordered that M** Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £56 : 7 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £S6: 7 

issued David Waldron for Repairs to Roads il31 : 14 : 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New York J ^* the 7'^ day of Oct^ 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 

Nicholas Bayard 
Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Thcophilus BeekmanJ 

Pursuant to the Statute of this State relative to the Office of 
Loan Officers Evert Bancker one of the Loan Officers for this City & 
County laid before the Board the Books of Mortgages Minutes and 
Accounts by him & Cornelius Ray taken & kept as Loan Officers and 
this Board having carefully inspected & examined the said Books 
Minutes and Accounts Do find that the said [171] Loan Officers have 
faithfully discharged the Trust in them reposed and performed their 
Duty in manner as by the said Statute is directed & required. 

The follow* is a Statement of their Ace** viz* 



Garret Harsen 

VT7 , AM« George Janeway 
^Esqr Alda Frederick Stymets 

Nich* Carmer 



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HOctiTM Common CJouncil Minutes 



109 



At a Qmunon Council held on Tuesday 
the 14*^ day of Oct' 1794 



[172] City of I 
New York} ^ 

Present/ Rkfaard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Sanmel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Wynandt Van 2^dt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Thcophilus Beekman 
John Campbell 
Nkholas Bayard 



^EsqnAlda 



Frederick Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 
Jotham Post 
Mangle Minthom 



»A8sist^ 



His Excellency the Gov' by & with the advice & Consent of the 
Council of Appointment having been pleased to reappoint Richard 
Varick Esq' to the Offices of Mayor Water Bailif & Qerk of the 
Markets of this City for the ensuing Year M' Mayor attended by the 
Aldennen waited on his Excellency & before him in presence of the 
Aldermen, took the Oaths prescribed by the Charter of this City, And 
being returned to the City Hall the Mayors Commission was published 
with the usual Solemnities. 

M' Mayor then administered to the Aldermen & Assistants above- 
named respectively , and to the several following Officers the Oaths 
prescribed by the Charter to be by them respectively taken viz^ 

Marinus Willet Sheriff and Daniel Phcenix Treasurer or Chamber- 
lain who respectivdy produced Bonds for the due execution of their 
respective [173] Offices which were approved by the Board 

And to the following Assessors & Constables 

James Culbertson H: G)nstable 



Assessors* 



'John Nichie 
Com* Stevenson 
John P. Pears 
Henry Ten Broeck 
James Hunt 
Jacob Abramse 
Thomas Hazard 
John Crolius 
Robert Rutgers Jun'^ 



■Constables. 



Azariah Dunham 
Henry Burtsell 
Bam't Newkerk 
Charles Handasyde 
Samuel Stockwell 
John Reins 
John Fleming 
Francis Currie 
Robert Berwick 
William Campbell 
Francis White 
John Dietz 
David Willson 

Ordered that the follow' absent Assessors & Constables be notified 
to attend at the next Meeting of the Board, viz* 



110 



City of New York 



80 Oct. 1794 



rjohn Van Dyk ^ Roswell Chappel 

AssessnJ James Dikeman ^ John Ackerman Constables. 

[Thomas Brady J W™ Waldron 

It appearing from the Poll List of the Election in the 5^ Ward 
that Jotham Post was elected to the Offices of Assistant and Assessor ; 
the Board determined that those two Offices could not be held and 
exercised by one Person; whereupon M*" Post took the Oath as an 
Assistant and the place of Assessor remains vacant until a future 
Election. 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Mess"* Harsen & Carmer be the 
stand« Com*** of Ace*" That Ald*^ Stoutenburgh Furman Beekman 
Campbell, Van Tuyl, & Mess*^" Harsen & Minthom be the standing 
Committee for Streets & Roads And that Aid** Bayard, & Van Zandt & 
Mess" Stymets, J. Post & Minthom be the standing Committee for 
Lamps. 

[174] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^ the 20* day of October 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq** Recorder 



Theophilus Beekman' 
Gabriel Furman 
Wjmant Van Zandt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 



»-Esq"Aldn 



Jotham Post 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 
George Janeway 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Frederick Stymets 



>-Assis*« 



John Van Dyk, Thomas Brady & James Dyckman Assessors & John 
Ackerman Constable, respectively attended & took the Oaths of Office 
prescribed by the Charter 

Ordered that Elections be held on Thursday the 30** Instant in 
the 5*** Ward of an Assessor vice Jotham Post and in the 2^ & 7^ 
Wards of a Constable in each vice Rosweir Chappel & William tVald- 
ron who are neither Fre[e]men or Freeholders. 

An Ordinance for paving Robinson Street from Chappel Street to 
Greenwich Street was read & passed by the Board 

Ordered that the new paving of Roosevelt Street from Chatham 
Street to Rutgers Street be postponed until next Spring & that the 
Ordinance for that purpose be suspended accordingly. 

A Representation of Richard Furman relative to the Monies by 
him collected for opening & continuing Roosevelt Street [175] was 
read & referred to the Treasurer. 



aoOctlTM Common Council Minutes 111 

Ordered that Benjamin Taylor be and he is hereby appointed a 
Surveyor of this City. 

A Petition of Andrew Bostwick for Lamps in the southern part of 
Greenwich Street was read & referred to the Lamp Committee. 

An Estimate & Assessment for the digging out & filling in of 
Augustus Street was read & ratified by the Board and George Janeway 
& Joseph Stringham were appointed to collect the Monies on the said 
Assessment & to superintend the digging out & filling in of the said 
Street 

The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz^ 

The Street Committee to whom was referred the Petition of Ed- 
ward Livingston & others respecting the opening of Orange Street to 
Chatham Street in the 6^^ Ward Report, that agreable to the Survey 
thereof herewith submitted it appears that the said Street is butted on 
the East by the Lot now occupied by Doctor Kunze and a Lot be- 
longing to Gerardus Hardenbrook — That only the Lot of Harden- 
brook is vacant and that 22 feet in breadth of the said Lot irom the 
bounds of Doctor Kunze's House will range with the north side of 
the said Street. Your Committee therefore recommend that 22 feet in 
breadth of the Lot of Gerardus Hardenbrook be taken to continue the 
said Orange Street to Chatham Street and that the lawful Measures 
be pursued to compensate [176] him therefor at the Expence of the 
Petitioners. 

Ordered that the legal process be prepared accordingly. 

Ordered that the Battery Committee take order for ttie necessary 
Repairs there, that the Committee for improvements in the *Fields 
direct the Bridewell Fence to be made And that Aid" Campbell & Fur- 
man & Mess" Janeway & Stymets cause the Fencing at Belle Vue to 
be repaired 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wan^ on the Treas^ to pay 

Rinier Skaats on ace* towards purchasing fire Wood for 

'••'^ the Court Room £fiO:— ^— 

tttucd To the Qerks of the late Elections for Charter Officers £S : 12 

isnied W» J EUworth for Coroners Inquests on dead Bodies. . £36 : 13 

issued Rob^ Gosman for making a Box to a fire Engine il8: 14: 3 

issued Isaac Meade for removing a fire Engine House £17: 10: 5 

issued Lazalier ft Williamson for repair to public Pumps £3:8 

issued Archibald Dui^ap for the like £21 : 14 

issued Alex*" Lamb for City Watchmen £56 : 7 

issued James Culbertsoa for the like £56: 7 



note reads Park, — ^Ed. 



112 



City or New Yoek 



37 Oct. 1794 



At a Common Comicil held on Monday 
the 27*»> day of October 1794 



[177] aty of ) 
New Yorkp 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theophilus Beeicman 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
John Campbell 



^Esq"Aldn 



Jotham Post 
Nich* Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthom 
Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



^Assist** 



The Copy of a Declaration in Ejectment in a Suit brought by Ed- 
ward Livingston for the Strip of Ground at the Battery whereon the 
public Artillery Store is erected adjoining the Lot at the Comer of 
Pearl Street htely purchased by him of Edward Griswould, was 
handed to the Board by M' Hunter the public Store keeper And it 
was ordered to be delivered to M' Recorder as Atty & Council for this 
Corporation to be defended. 

Africans 

A Petition from sundry black Men in this City praying the Aid 
of this Board in purchasing a Piece of Ground for the interment of 
their dead ; was read and referred to Aid" Campbell & Mess" Janeway 
& Minthom. 

Ordered that Charles M^Carty and And"^ Williams be appointed 
Firemen vice John Hardenbrook & Peter Hardenbrook to Engine 
N^17, 

[178] On a new Application by Gilbert Van Mater* Ordered that 
the Lots at Brooklin lately agreed to be leased to him be each 100 
feet in length instead of 60 feet as reported by the Committee on the 
6*** Instant 

Ordered that Mess" Harsen Carmer & Janeway be a Committee to 
take Order for preventing the Leaking of the City Hall Roof 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay. 
The Commiss" of the Alms House the Stun of ilOO to be by 
them applied towards the Relief of certain indigent Fam- 
ilies. 

Abm Van Gelder for lighting Lamps £51: 5:11^ 

Smith & Handasyde for going to Phil* in quest of a 

Felon by order of the Supreme Court il6:14: 2 

issued Joseph Shelvey public Whippcr il2 : 10: 10 

issued John Goodeve for 1 Box Candles £3: 6: 8 



issued 

issued 
issued 



* Marginal note reads See P, 169, — Ed. 



8Xov. 1794 Common Council Minutes 118 

[179] City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York J ' House on Monday Nov'^ 3*^ 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Isaac Stoutenburgh -^ 
Theophilus Beekman 
Gabriel Fnrtnan 
W3mant Van Zandt 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthom 
Esq"Ald« Nicholas Carmcr 

Frederick Stjrmets 
George Janeway 



..Assistants 



The Committee of Acc^ reported that they had examined the 
Acc*» of the Commiss" for the last Quarter amounting. 

The Ahns House to £3807:10: 9)4 

The Bridewell 486:17:11 

The Commiss*^" Estimate for the ensuing Quarter was rec<* & ap- 
proved amount* 

The Ahns House to £1800: —: — 

The Bridewell to £200 : — : — 

, Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer 
issuefi 

for the paym^ thereof accordingly 

On the application of John Jackson Ordered that John Stagg, 
George Gosman John Moore, James Robinson & John Day be ap- 
pointed to examine his Lot between the Ferry Stairs & Burlings Slip 
and to determine whether it will bear a foundation for a Building of 
Brick or Stone 

By reason of the bodily Indisposition of Alex** Lamb Ordered that 
Nich* Lawrence officiate as a Captain of the City Watchmen until 
Captain Lamb['s] recovery 

[180] On a suggestion that the City is endangered by the storing of 
Sulpher and Hemp, Ald^ Furman & Mess** Carmer & Janeway were 
appointed a Committee to investigate this Business & to report to the 
Board. 

Ordered that Jacob Tabelle be appointed to prosecute for all Fmes 
mcnrred by the Laws for preventing Fires. 

Ordered that Mess" John Post & George Warner be appointed 
Engineers of the Firemen vice Francis Basset and John Quackenbos 
resigned. 

Ordered that the Schoolmaster of the Alms House be allowed 2 
Cords of Wood 

Ordered that Silvester Buskirk be permitted to have a Cistern in 
the Street on the side of his House in Partition Street. 



114 City of New Yobk 17 Nov. 1794 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 

Aldn Campbell on Acc^ towards the Improvem^ in the 
issued pj^,^3 £200: — : — 

W™ Gilbert for the public's Part in paving at the Old 
issued sijp £16:14: 2 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £56: 7: — 

issued James Culbertson for the like £56: 7: — 

James Culbertson for his Expences in apprdiends a 
issued p^,^^ ^ ^. 3._ 

issued Wm Sloo for conveys Vagrants to Bridewell £17: 2 : 6 

issued Edwd Meeks for Iron Work to public Lamps il2 : 14 : 9 

[181] City of I At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^^®- the 17^ day of Nov' 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 

Garret Harsen 



Isaac Stoutenburgh ^ 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Bedcman 



Mangle Minthorn 

„ .,. Jotham Post 

}.Esq«Ald» A„^^„y p„^ 

Nk:h« Carmer 
George Janeway 



•Assist** 



A Return of the Election in the fifth Ward of an Assessor was 
read from which it appears that Jeremiah Wood was duly elected. 
Ordered that he be notified to attend at the next Meeting to be quali- 
fied 

The following Reports of the Street Committee were read & 
agreed to viz* 

"The Street Committee Report that Fletcher Street be paved 
agreable to the following R^fulation viz* Beginning at the Kennel on 
the south side of Front Street and thence extending die distance of 
130 feet to the Bridge on a Descent of one Inch on every 10 feet." 

That the f oUow^ Regulation be adopted for the lower End of John 
Street vii* 

Beginning at the Kennel on the westerly side of Gold Street and 
thence descend' to the intersection of Cliff Street 4 Inches & 
'^0 on 10 feet and thence descending across Pearl Street to the Ken- 
nel on the southerly side thereof 8 Inches & "^o [^82] on every 10 
feet." 

An Ordinance for the paving of Fletcher Street agreable to the 
above Report was passed by the Board And an Ordinance for the 
paving of John Street was ordered to be prepared at the next Meeting. 



24 Nov. 1794 COMHOH COUNCBL MiNUTES 115 

A Petition of Robert Simmons Eleanor Dunlap & Alex^ Crawford 
praying Compensation for loss of Ground by the straitening of John 
Street was read & rejected 

Ordered that Aid" Stoutenburgh & Campbell & M' Janeway be a 
Committee to direct a Survey of the Land at the Alms House Goal 
& Bridewell preparatory to the erection of a new Alms House. 

Ordered that the Qerk notify the Inspectors of the late Election 
for Assembly Men, of the Election of a Representative for this City 
in Congress on the second Tuesday in Dec^ next 

Ordered that the follow' Persons be appointed Fire Men viz^ 
Engine N^ 20 John Elsworth & Geoifie Smith vice George Wall- 
grove ft Moses Roff resigned 

N» 15 John T Barrow vice Aha* Turk dec** & John M*^Comb vice 
George Warner promoted 

N® 11 Francis Manny vice John Qem removed into the Country 
Ifo 14 Ajjin Van Orden George Lamplin & Conradt Van Derbeek 
vice Valentine Shimeal Peter Cole & John Aymar resigned 
N<* 3 James Gosman vice W"* Van Dolsen resigned 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £56: 7: — 

issued Alex' Lamb for the like £56: 7: — 

issned Rinier Slcaats for 1 Q^ Services ft Disbursmt* £13: 5: — 

. [183] Joseph Cheesman for paving Roosevelt Street on 

"*"*^ the side of Ac Corporation Lot £19: 15 : — 

Walter ft Isaac Heyer for Whitewash Brushes for the 

"*°^ City HaU £1: 1:- 

Gty of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^*' the 24^ day of November 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthom 
£sq»Aldn Nicholas Carmer 

Anthony Post 
Frederick Stjrmets 



►Assist** 



Thomas Greenleaf printer, admitted & sworn a Free Man 
An Ordinance for paving the lower end of John Street was read 
ft passed by the Board 



116 



City of New Yoek 



8 Dec. 1794 



A Petition from the Lamp lighters for an encrease to their pay was 
read & referred to Aid" Stoutenburgh & Furman & M' Harsen. 

The Committee for cancelling & burning the defaced small change 
Notes reported that they had bum't to ashes the follow' viz^ 



7000 of one penny.. 

8000 of two pence.. 

10,000 of three pence. 



£29: 3 

66:13 

125: — 



4 
4 



£220:16: 
Ordered that M' Mayor isue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 



8 



issued 

issued 
issued 



Peter Abeel for his Services as Clk at the late Election 
in the 5^ W^ of an Assist vice Tobias Van Zandt 
deed 

George Bunker for lamp Oil 

Marinus Willet for Sherifs Fees in summons Juries on 
Ace* of widens John Street 



£0:16: 
£9:19: 



4 



£6:16: — 



[184] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ' the 8*^ day of December 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones ^Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman ^ 

Isaac Stoutenburgh I _ .,, 

Wynant Van Zandt f £«<!'• Ald» 

Andrew Van Tuyl J 



Gerrit Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Jotham Post 
Mangle Mlnthom 
Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



>*Assistte 



A Petition of James Heam for the exclusive Privilege of clearing 
the Streets of Dirt & Filth; was read & referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 

The Proprietors of the Houses & Lots formerly of the Estate of 
Isaac Brasher dec^ on Golden Hill attended the Board & offered their 
Reasons for being dissatisfied with the Report of the Committee of the 
18*^ of Aug* last on their Petition for Compensation for the parts of 
their Lots thrown into the Street to straiten & widen John Street 
Whereupon the said Subject was recommitted to Ald^ Van Tuyl and 
Mess™ J. Post & Janeway. 

A Petition against the opening & continuing of Orange Street into 
Chatham Street was read & postponed 

Ordered that Peter De Riemer remove the Hay Scale from it's 
present Situation in State Street to the West side of White Hall 



10 Dec. 1794 CoMMOK CJOUKCIL M1NUTE8 117 

Street near the River in such manner as the Aid** & Assist* of the 
Ward shall direct And that it be a Condition with M' De Riemer that 
[185] he at his own Expence from time to time cause all the Dirt & 
Filth ID the Street between the north side of State Street & the Wall 
Plate at the Slip to be removed and the Street to be kept clean. 

Ordered that the Treas^ discharge the Bond from this Corpora- 
tion to Isaac Roosevelt dec<^ 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

Jacob Qinch & James Honnam each 16/ for their 
issued attendance as Clerks at the late Elections in the 2^ 

& 7th Wards for Constables 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen 

issued Alex' Lamb for the like 

issued Abm Van Gelder for lighting Lamps 

John Hyde for a public Dinner on the late anniversary 
issued of the Evacuation of this City by the British Troops 

on the 2S«fc Nov* 

issued George Gosman for paving at the Watch House 

Gty of ) At a Conunon Council held on Monday 

New Yorkj **' the 15*i» day of Dec' 1794. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



£1:12: 


; — 


£56: 7, 


; — 


£56: 7. 


I — 


£51: 4: 


; 6 


£46:11: — 


£18:18: 


. 3 



Isaac Stoutenburgh ^ 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Nicholas Bayard 
Theophilus Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 

Jotham Post 

I.W Aij Anthony Post 

^Esq«Ald« ^^^^ Minthorn 

Christopher Stymcts 
George Janeway 



"Assist** 



A Petition of Samuel Spragg, Donald Nostrandt & Charles Dough- 
erty for the Privilege of continuing to remove the Dirt & Filth [186] 
out of one or more of the Wards was read & referred to the Street 
Committee 

A Petition of Henry Ludlam & Peleg Hide for a further Grant into 
Hndsons River ; was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Ald° Stoutenburgh from the Committee on the Lamp lighters Peti- 
tion reported that in the Opinion of the Committee they ought to be 
allowed at the rate of eighteen Pence per Lamp per Month from the 
26^ day of Nov'' last ; which Report was agreed to by the Board. 



118 Crrr of Nxmt Yobk S2 Dee. 1794 



Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay. 

Ald° Campbell on Ace* the further Sum of £200 towards 
issuea ^g In^rovcments is the Fields. 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen 

issued Alcxr Lamb for the like 

. The Gerks of the late Election for a Representative in 
*""^ Congress 



£56: 


7: 




£56: 


7: 


» *^^ 


£33: 


12: 


f ... 


£11: 


1: 


: 3 


£13: 


6: 


: — 


£9: 


8: 


[~— 



issued John Graham for Repairs to Lamps 

issued Elias Burger for Repairs to the North River Bason 

issued Thomas Greenleaf for printing 

Jonathan Pearssee for subsists criminal Prisoners in 
issued Q^^ ^^^ October 1793 to Septr 1794 inclusive £269 : 18 : 4 

[187] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York j *** the 22^ day of Dec^ 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 



Garret Harseii 
Jotham Post 
-, ._ Mangle Minthorne 

{.Esq"Ald« Nicholas Carmer 

Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



^Assist* 



A Petition of Townsend Underiiill for a further Grant of the 
Soil under Water in the East River was read & referred to the Street 
Committee. 

A Petition of John Ramsay for a further Privilege of erecting a 
Mill Dam on Harlem River at Devoes was read and referred to the 
Committee on the Petition of John B Coles. 

Aid" Stoutenburgh from the Street Cwnmittee to whom was re- 
ferred the Statement and Liquidation of the Accounts of Richard 
Furman for filling in the Meadows & digging out the Bowery Lane 
Reports that the said Richard Furman has expended for filling in the 
Lots in the Meadows the Sum of £156: 17:7 and for filling in the 
Streets in that Quarter the Sum of £9 : 1 : 5 over and above the amount 
of the whole Sums contained in the respective Assessments therefor, 
except the Sum of £80 : 19 : 8 assessed upon Lots belonging to Samuel 
Osgood [ 188] and a further Sum of i43 : 2 : 10 assessed on a Lot of 
Ground the proprietor of which is unknown. That the Assessment for 
the Bowery Lane amounted to £125: 5:4 and that the said Richard 
Furman has expended for that Work the Sum of £44 : 10/ over and 
above that Assessment which with the four first Sums amount to 



S2Dee.l7M CoMMON Ck)UNCIL MiNUTES 119 

iJ34:ll:6. That the Assessments for filling in the Meadows & 
Streets in that Quarter in the whole amount to il836: 18/ and that 
the Committee are of Opini<Hi that the Sum of seven per Cent upcm 
die whole Expenditures will amount to a suitable Compensation to 
M' Furman for his Services in causing that Work to be executed & 
which Compensation will amount to £128:11:7 That M' Furman 
is justly entitled to the like Compensation of seven per Cent on the 
il25 : 5 :4 expended by him in digging out the Bowery Lane amount- 
ing to £8:15:4 which Sum with the said il28: 11:7 and the Sum 
of £334:11:6 (being the amount of the first mentioned Sum) 
amounts to £471 : 18 : 5. 

That M' Furman proposes to assume the collection of the Monies 
yet due on the different Assessment Lists for the Bowery Lane, 
Meadow, Streets and Roosevelt Street now in his hands except the 
said Sums of £80 : 19 : 8 & £43 : 2 : 10 at his own Risque & on his own 
Account [189] And that he will account for and pay the whole amount 
of the Monies due to the Corporation on the Assessment for continu- 
ing Roosevelt Street and the Drain upon the Boards authorizing M^ 
Phoenix to permit the said Sum of £471 : 18 : 5 to remain in his hands 
until legal Measures can be taken by the Board for the recovery of 
the Monies yet due from Samuel Osgood & for the Lot the 
proprietors whereof are unknown as aforesaid and for the Monies 
which yet remain to be reassessed as aforesaid " Whereupon resohred 
that this Board do approve of the said Report of the Committee and 
that the Treasurer be directed to permit the said Sum of £471 : 18 : 5 
of the Monies due to the Board on the Roosevelt Street Assessment to 
mnain in M' Furmans hands 'till the further Order of this Board. 

Ordered that Obadiah Helms & W" Robertson be appointed fire- 
men to Hook & Ladder Company N® 2 vice Thomas Luf berry resigned 
& W" Hopson displaced for neglect of Duty. 

And Abraham Prall & George Townsend to Engine N° 18 vice 
William Bown & Peter Talman resigned. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued George Janeway on Ace* towards Remits to the Goal. . . £40 : — : — 
Aldn Campbell towards a Well sunk at the Corner of 

**^^ Moore & Greenwich Streets i5:16; — 

issued Jacob Harsen for Repairs to the Roads £415:19: 1 

issued David Waldron for the like il60: 4: 6 

issued John Goodeve for a Box Candles £4:16: 8 



120 Crrt^ OF New York fi9Dec.i7M 



[190] City of } At a Gnmnon Grandl held on Monday 

New York J *®- the 29^ day of Dec 1794 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Theoph* Beekman 

Nicholas Bayard 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Mangel Minthom 
Garret Harsen 
"EsqwAldn Anthony Post 

George Janeway 
Jotham Post 



I 



Assist** 



Ordered that the Qerk notify Edward Livingston & the other 
Proprietors of the Lots immediately interested in the opening of 
Orange Street into Chatham Street that the Jury have assessed the 
Damage & Recompence due to Gerardus Harden Broeck for the part 
of his Lot taken to open the said Street at ilOOO, And that he & the 
said other Proprietors must attend this Board on Monday next to 
secure the payment of the said Money to M' Hardenbrook, other wise 
the proceedings with respect to the opening of the said Street will 
cease & the part of the Lot taken as aforesaid will revert to M** 
Hardenbrook. 

Ordered that Cornelius Van Voorheis be appointed an Inspector 
of Fire Wood in the place of Jaspar Ten Brook dec^ 

Ordered that Bartholomew Skaats be permitted to occupy the N^ 
East Room in the third Story of the City Hall until the further order 
of this Board. 

[191] Ordered that Anthony Smith be permitted to make an Area 
to his House in George Street 

A Petition of Thomas Bradey to lease a part of the Common 
Lands and a Petition of Allen Clapp to Lease of the Soil under Water 
at Pecks Slip were respectively read & referred to the Land Com- 
mittee. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £56 : 7 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £56 : 7 

issued Ab°^ Van Gelder for lighting Lamps i55 : 15 

James Culbertson for superintends the cleaning of 
*""^ Streets &: 6: 8 

Sebring & Van Wyck for Gun Powder for the Militia 
issued on the late anniverss^ry of the Evacuation of this City 

by the british Troops £S: 5: — 



5 Jan. 1795 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 121 



Nicholas Canner 
Frederick Stymets 
"EsqnAldB Mangel Minthom 

Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 



.Assist^ 



Gty of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^^' the 5^ day of Jan^ 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*^ Recorder 
Theophilus Beekman^ 
John Campbdl 
Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Nicholas Bajrard 

The Board proceeded to the Consideration of an Estimate of the 

Monies to be raised by Tax to defray the Expences arising in this 

City this Year And tiie following Estimate was agreed to by the 

Board via^ 

[192] Itt For the support & maintenance of the Poor And to provide 

for further Materials for the erection of a new Alms House ill»O0O 

2^ For the subsisting criminal prisoners in Goal & Bridewell & for 

Repairs to the Buildings 1,000 

y For Repairs to the public Roads & regulating & improving Streets 1,400 

^ For defraying the contingent Charges arising in the City & 

County 600 



The aforegoing Sums to be raised on the whole City & County £14,000 

And die follow^ Sums to be raised on the City South of the Line 

b^[imiing at Anthony Lispenards on Hudsons River & extending to 

the East River at Ab^" Cannons. 

1*< For the pay of the City Watch ft iht conting* Expences thereon 2,700 

2d For Lamps & Repairs, Oil &, lighting & cleaning them 2,700 

24 For defraying the expences of the public Wells & Pumps & the 

Gty contingt Expences ,600 



i6,000 

A Petition to the Legislature for a Law to authorize the raising 

of the above mentioned several Sum was then read & approved by the 

Board and it was ordered that the Common Seal be afHxed thereto & 

that M*" Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this Board. 

A Petition of Jacob Latting for a further Grant into Hudsons 
River was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that the Street Committee take order for amending the 
Street near the Plow & Harrow.* 

Hudson 

[193] Ordered that two additional Stalls be placed in the Market 
at the lower End of Vesey Street. 

•Explanatory insertion of later date reads Bowery, — Ed. 



122 Cmr or Nbw York is Jan. 1796 

The Committee for canceUing the small Change Notes reported that 

they had burnt to ashes the follow^ vi^ 

7000 of Id £29: 3: 4 

7000 of 2d 58: 6: 8 

7000 of 3d 87:10: — 



£175: 5: — 

Ordered that the said Committee purchase Paper sufficient for a 
further Emission to the amount of i2000. 

Ordered that an Indulgence be allowed to Sea Vessels to lay at the 
Corporation Wharfs in Hudsons River on permission being first ob- 
tained from Aid" Stoutenburgh or Aid" Furman. 

Ordered that Mr Mayor issue his Warr** on die Treasurer to pay 
James Ford & John Gomez for two Bridges at Burlings Slip. . . £17 : 12: 9 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J *^' Jan^ 12«» 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq** Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Wynant Van Zandt 



Andiony Post 
Garret Harsen 

Esq^Aldn George Janeway 

Mangle Minthom 
Frederick Stymets 



Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 

issued The Estate of Peter Van Steenbergh late City Surveyor 

deed for SurvQrJ: Streets £8: — 

issued jjg^j Michael Brooks for painting at the City Hall £3:8 

issued John Stagg for Repairs to Bridges in the 7^ Ward £13 : 8 

issued The same for paving about several public Wells £5 : 13 

issued The same for the like f4 : 10 

issued James Culbertson for public Watchmen £56 : 7 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £56 : 7 



5 
3 



26 Jan. 1795 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



128 



City of } 
New York J 



ss. 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 19«» Jany 1795 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Nkhs Bayard 



Theophs Beekman 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tujd 
Gabriel Funnan 
Isaac Stoutenbtirgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 



'Etqn Aldtt 



Garret Harsen 
Antho Post 
Mangle Mintiiorn 
George Janeway 
Jotham Post 
Frederick Stsrmets 



^Assist** 



A Petition of John B Coles relative to the Water Lots at White 
Hall was read & referred to the Com^«« on that Subject 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*' on the Treas*" to pay 

issued The Commissn of the Alms & Bridewell on Acct il200 : — : — 

Aldn Wynant Van Zandt for the bailee of his Acc^ for 

Rei>air8 & working the Mud Drudge £76: 16 

Joseph Shelvey public Whipper £10 : 15 

George Bunce & C^ for printing £4: 9 



issued 

issued 
issued 



8^ 



{195] City of ) ^ 
New Yorkj 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 26^ day of Jany 1795. 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theophilus Beekman. 



Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



EsqnAldB 



Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorne 
George Janeway 
Anthony Post 
Frederick Stymets 



^Assisttt 



I 



Some of the Engineers & fire Men attended the Common Council 
and in writing represented to the Board the Danger to which this 
City is exposed from the great Quantities of Hemp & Sulpher stored 
in several parts of this City, & suggested the propriety of an amend' 
ment to the Law for prevents Fires ; Whereupon it was ordered that 
the Conunittee on that subject take the said Representation into con* 
sideration & report their Opinion thereon to the Board 

A Petition of Martha Bingham praying Relief against the Expence 
of pavii^ the Street in front of her Lot ; was read & rejected. 

Ordered that Peter Lorilliard be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N« 8 and John Marschalk to Engine N<* 7 vice John Post. 



124 City of New Yobk 2 Feb. 1796 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasurer to 

pay. 

issued James Culbcrtson for his C® of City Watchn £56 : 7 

issued Alexi* Lamb for the like £56 : 7 

issued Abm Van Gelder for lighting public Lamps £50 : 13 

[196] City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York J ®^* House on Monday the 2^ feb^ 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Nicholas Basrard 



Theophilus Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



Garret Harsen 
George Janeway 
.Esq« Aldn Frederick Stymets 

Jotham Post 
Mangel Minthorn 
Anthony Post 



Assist** 



The B** having visited & inspected the several Wards in the Alms 
House & Bridewell. 

The Committee of Ace* reported that they had examined the 
Acc*» of the Commiss" of the Alms House & Bridewell for the last 
Quarter & found them just & right, viz* 

The Alms H» £2807:10: 9H 

Bridewell 305:11: 2 

An Estimate for the ensuing Q^ was then read & approved viz* 

for the Alms H" £2000: — : — 

Bridewell 200: — : — 

. Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*" on the Treas"^ to 
pay the said Sums accordingly Also to pay. 

issued Michl Brooks for Repairs to Lamps £32:17: 3 

issued Josiah Furman for the like £45 : 8 : 8 

issued W°» Sloo for convc3ring Vagrants to Bridew> £13 : 10 : — 

issued Rinier Skaats for putting up Stoves in the Court Room £11: 6: 10 

The Commissioners of the Alms House & Bridewell laid before 
the Board the follows Report on the Subject of the Alms House & 
Bridewell which was examined & approved by the Board And it was 
ordered that the same be published & printed in Hand Bills for the 
information of the public, viz* 

[197] '' At a Meeting of the Commissioners of the Alms House & 
Bridewell on Monday the 2^ feb^ 1795 for the information of the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York with 
respect to the State of the Alms House & Bridewell the above Com- 



2 Feb. 1795 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNXJTES 125 

missioners make report as follows. That the number of Paupers now 
on their Books is 622, that is 363 Adults and 259 Children mostly 
under nine Years of Age. The average number on the Books through 
the Year past was 585. Of the above 363 Adults there was bom 

Children born in New York whose 
parents are Citisens 148 

Do mostly bom in N: York whose 
Parents are Emigrants 75 

Do born in this and the neighboring 
States whose Parents now reside here X 



mNewYork 102 

England 29 

Ireland 87 

Scotland 30 

Gennany 34 

United States 60 

Other Parts 21 



3d3J 2S9 

Of the above number of Children 43 being out on Trial, reduces 

the average number actually in the House through the Year to 542. 
The Expence of supporting those 542 Paupers through the Year 

past is £8319: 1:6, which is about ilS:7. per head or 10 per day 

that is 

for provisions per day 5}^ 

for Gotfaing, fire Wood, Medicines 9fi &9 4^ 



10 pence 

We know of no Person or Persons now in the House who can be 
l^lly sent off as Residents of other Places, and yet there are numbers 
who have never gained a legal Residence here Such as European Sick 
and lame Sailors and others, who perhaps are rather objects of the 
General Hospital, but whom the Magistrates cannot permit to suffer 
or perish in our Streets Among the objects of the house, there are 
14 Persons who are entirely blind ; and 8 or 10 others nearly so, and 28 
afilicted with lunacy insanity and idiotism; numbers bowing under a 
load of Years & the Infirmities of Old Age ; And altho' few compara- 
tively, are confined to their Beds by sickness, yet many are subject 
[198] to Rheumatisms, Ulcers and Palsies and to Fits which impair 
their Reason and elude all the force of Medicine. 

Tbe nomber of Paupers on our Books, die b^inning of the Year past was 575 
Admitted in the course of the Year 532 



1107 

Discharged in die course of die Year 318 

l)ied in the Alms House 73 

Bound oat— 78 Boys & 16 Girls. 94 

485 



Remains 622 



126 City of New Yom: 9 Feb. 1795 

Every Adult admitted, witli very few exceptions, have their Com- 
plaints of some kind or other and yet no Person is hired in the House 
through the course of the Year, to make mend or wash for upwards of 
five hundred Poor of the above description. The Business of sewing, 
spinning and picking Oakum is daily attended to by all who are able 
to work and are not employed in the Wash House the Cookery the 
Bakery or the Nurseries. The Children are every Morning washed 
and combed by their Nurses and sent to School and Divine Worship is 
atended to in one of the Appartments two Evenings every Week. 

From the foregoing State of the House, we see what numbers of 
Emigrants unavoidably fall to our Lot to support and maintain ; and 
it is worthy of remark that numbers of these having spent their 
Strength at labouring in different Counties of the State, without gain- 
ing any legal Residence anywhere have, when superanuated, been 
sent, or of their own accord wandered to us, merely because they first 
landed at this Port. 

We are sensible of the burthen on our fellow Citizens, and par^ 
ticularly at this time when the necessity of building a new Alms House 
is so apparent, for all the Wards of the present Building, are capable 
of accommodating with conveniency [199] but little more than half 
the number now under our care; not to say any Thing of the ex- 
tremely decayed state of most of the old Buildings in which the Poor 
are placed. 

Bridewell 

The average number of Vagrants and Convicts, supported in the 
Bridewell through the Year past was 73 and as numbers of them were 
not able to work they collectively cannot support themselves There- 
fore the Expenditures of the Institution, over and above its own 
Earnings hath for the last Year been upwards of i600. 

signed by order & on behalf of the Board of Commissioners 

John Stagg. Chairman 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ " the 9*^ day of february 1795. 

Present/ Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stoutentmrgh 
Theophilus Beekman 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tuyl , 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
•- Esqn Ald& Mangle Mindiom 

George Janeway 
Frederick Stsrmets 



^-Assist** 



The following Report was read and agreed to by the Board viz* 
" The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of John B Coles 



16 Feb. 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiKUTES 127 

for himsdf and as Executor for the Estate t>f Robert C Livingston 
dec^ Report that Lambert Moore and John De Lancey and the other 
proprietors of Lots fronting on the River between the White Hall 
Slip and Moore Street have agreed [200] to accept of Grants upon 
the Terms proposed in the said Petition*; Your Conunittee are there- 
fore of Opinion that a Grant of the Soil under the Water in front 
of their respective Lots be made to the said several Proprietors con- 
foniiable to the proposition in the said petition contained, after an 
accarate Survey tfiereof shall be made and the Arrears of Quit Rent 
paid, agreable to proposals of the said John B Coles in the said 
Petition. 

New York Feb^ 9* 1795 Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Gabriel Furman 
Garret Harsin" 

Ordered that the same Committee direct the Survey mentioned iu 
the said Report to be made accordingly 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist* of the Wards take Order for 
repairing the late Injury by Storm to Coenties & the Corporation 
)\Tiarfs, that the Battery Committee do the like at the Battery And 
that the public Horses & Carts be employed in raising the Ground 
between Greenwich Street and the new Bason at Thames Street 

Ordered that M*" Recorder issue his Warr*» on the Treas"" to pay. 

Qiarles Doughty towards a Fire Engine & its apparatus 

issued at Brooklyn Ferry i2S: — 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £S6 : 7 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £56: 7 

George Forman for printir Report of State of die Alms 
issued House 4 BrideweU i2: 8: — 

[201] City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 16^^ day of Feby 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Nicholas Bayard 
John Campbell 
Theoph^ Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 



Garret Harsen 
Frederick Stymets 
£sq<*Ald° George Janeway 

Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthom 



». Assist^ 



The Committee for cancelling the small Change Notes reported 
that they had attended at the Treasurers & bum't to ashes the fol- 
lowing defaced Notes viz^ 



128 City of New Yoek 16 Feb. 1795 



6800 of one penny £28: 6 

6700 of two pence ' 55 : 16 

8800 of three pence 110: — 



8 
8 



£194: 3: 4 

A Petition for the opening & continuing Bancker Street into Pearl 
Street with a Petition from the subscribers to the Legislature on the 
same subject; were read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Applications from William Lawrence for the appointment of five 
Persons pursuant to Law to examine his I^t gained out of the East 
River on the East side of Dover Street and to determine whether it 
will bear a foundation for a Building of Brick or Stone Of James 
H Kip for the like with respect to his Lot on the West side of the said 
Street And of Peter Bogert for the like with respect to a Water 
[Lot] of Ann Byvanck ; between Beekman & Pecks Slip were respec- 
tively read 

And John Stagg, George Gosman John Moore James Robinson 
& John Day were appointed accordingly. 

[202] The Committee appointed to report on the Danger arising 
from the storing of Sulpher & Hemp in this City and an Amendment 
to the Law for regulating of Buildings Report that no greater Quan- 
tity than ten hundred Weight of Sulpher, and no greater Quantity 
than twenty hundred Weight of Hemp or Flax ought to be stored in 
any one place in this City Southward & Westward of 

And the Committee are of Opinion that the Law for regulating 
of Buildings ought to be amended so as that no Building (excepting 
those of Stone or Brick & covered with Slate or Tile) should be of 
any greater height from the Surface or level of the Ground to the 
Eve or lower part of the Roof than twenty eight feet and that the 
Rise or Pitch of the Roof ought not to exceed ten Inches on each 
foot." 

Ordered that the said Report be referred to M' Recorder to Draft 
a Petition to the Legislature & a Law on the Subjects of the said 
Reports. 

Ordered that the Clerk notify M^ Dunbar that unless he make the 
Streets & Wharf in front of his Water Lot at Burlings Slip agreable 
to the Covenants contained in the Grant of the said Water Lot by the 
first of August next this Board will proceed against him according 
to Law. 

Ordered that the Qerk obtain Answers from Peter P Van Zandt 
& the Executors of the Estate of Jacob Brewerton dec^ Whether they 



88 Feb. 1796 COMHON COUKCIL MiKUTES * 129 

will accept a Grant of the Water Lot on the S^* W* side of Burlings 
Slip on the Terms agreed to by the Board on the 27*^ May 1793. 

[203] The auditing Conunittee Report that they have examined 
the Accounts of Richard Varick the Mayor for Market Fees received 
4 paid by him from 30**» Dec' 1793 to the 27*^ Dec"" last. That he has 
received from James Culbertson & Rinier Skaats in full for Fees 
collected by them in the several Markets in this City for that period 
the Sum of One thousand Six hundred & seventy seven Pounds 10/11** 
And that he has paid to Daniel Phoenix the City Treasurer the Sum 
of Eight hundred & thirty eight Pounds 15/6* on that Ace* That they 
have also examined his Ace* for Tavern Licences. That the Mayor 
has received for 595 Licences issued to Tavern keepers from the first 
day of March last to the 10^ Day of Jan^ follow^ the Sum of Eight 
hundred and ninety two Pounds 10/ That he has paid the one fifth 
thereof, amounting to One hundred and seventy eight Pounds 10/ 
to Robert Benson the Qerk. That he has retained an equal Sum to 
his own Use And that he has paid to Hugh Gaine the Sum of seven 
Pounds 16/ for print' the Licences And that he has paid the Balb* 
of £527: 14 to M' Phoenix the City Treasurer 

Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsin. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treas*" to pay. 

issued Rinier Skaats for 1 Qr Salary & 9/6 disbursm** £12:19: 6 

issued Casimir Th : Goerick for surveying Streets i41 : 4 : — 

issued Simon Kierstead for repairs to Wells & Pump's £80: 0: 3 

[204] City of ^ At a Conmion Council held on Monday 

New York 5 ^^* the 23^ day of feb^ 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Wynant Van Zandt ^ 
Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Garret Harsen 

Mangel Minthorn 

I -r- * * ^ Nich« Carmer • 

l-Esq'.Ald" A„t^„„y p^,j 

George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 



"Assist** 



On reading an Application of Matthew Clarkson lately appointed 
to the Office of Loan Officer, of the United States, in this State. 
Ordered that he be permitted to occupy the Rooms in the City 



180 City of New Yoek 9 March 1796 

Hall in like manner as his predecessor, until the further Order of this 
Board. 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist* of the 4^ & the Ald« of the 1^ 
Ward be a Committee to enquire into the Circumstances of the public 
Ferries to Paulus Hook, Hoboock & Wehawck & report the most 
eligible mode of letting them at the expiration of the Term for which 
they were leased. 

A Petition of David McCain to hire the House at the junction of 
the Post and Bloomingdale Roads was read & referred to the Land 
Committee 

A Petition of John Rogers relative to the Water Lots in front of 
the Estate of W"* Malcom dec^ at Beekmans Slip was read & referred 
to Al<i Van Tuyl & Beekman & M' Carmer. 

Ordered that William Ballard and James Wendell be appointed 
Measurers of Grain in this City. 

[205] The Clerk informed the Board that he had according to the 
Order of the last Meeting he had notified M^ Dunbar relative to the 
compleating of the Wharf & Street at Burling Slip And also Peter P 
Van Zandt & the Ex" of Jacob Brewerton dec** And that M*" Van 
Zandt & M** Rob^ Carter one of the said Executors had attended at 
the Qerks Office and signified their willingness to accept of the Grant 
of the Water Lot on the West side of Burling Slip on the Terms 
agreed to by this Board on the 27*** May 1793 

Ordered that a Grant be prepared accordingly. 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

issued Danl Burger for Reiwirs to Wells & Pumps £32 : 1 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £56 : 7 

issued Alext" Lamb for the like £56 : 7 

City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^^- the 9'^ day of March 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 



Garret Harsen 
Theophilus Beekmanl ^^^^ Minthome 

Gabnd Funnan \^„f^^^ Anthony Post 
Wynant Van Zandt r " George Janeway 

John Campbell J Frederick Stymets 



J 



^Assist«» 



A Petition from the Proprietors of Lots on Delancey's Ground for 
a general Regulation of the Streets in that Quarter; was read and 
referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that James Wessels be appointed a Measurer of Lime 



9 March 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 181 

[206] On reading a Petition of George Gosman Abraham Russel 
& Joseph Newton, praying the Use of the Mud Drudge with the Ap- 
paratus thereunto belonging for digging out & lowering the Bed of 
the River at Brunswick in New Jersey for the purpose of erecting a 
Bridge over the said River, 

Ordered that they have the use thereof for the Term of two 
Months not to exceed the first day of July next that they pay for the 
use thereof at the rate of ilOO per Month And that they return the 
said Mud Drudge on or before the first day of July next with all her 
Apparatus Tackle and Apparel in as good Order as they receive her. 

Ordered that Ald« Van Zandt & Mess« A: Post'& Stymets be a 
Committee on the part of this Board to conclude the Contract on the 
Terms aforesaid and to take a Bond with sufficient Penalty from the 
said Petitioners for the performance on their part of the above Terms. 

The Street Committee reported on the Petitions for continuing 
Bancker Street into Pearl Street & for widening Beaver Lane Where- 
tipon it was ordered that a Petition be presented to the Legislature 
for a Law to authorize the making of the said Improvements to the 
said Streets: provided not more than one fifth of the Expence be 
imposed on this Corporation. 

Ordered also that a petition be presented to the Legislature for a 
Law to raise £10,000 Lottery towards the building of an Alms House 

Ordered that the Seal of this Corporation be affixed to the said 
petitions & that M' Mayor subscribe and present them on behalf 
of this Board. 

[207] Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas' to 
pay 

. ^^ The Commissioners of the Alms House to be applied 

'^*"**^ towards the Relief of certain indigt families £60: — : — 

issued Isaac Stoutenbargh & Son for Ironmongery £24 : 12 : 2 

issued Isaac Stoutenburgh for the like £21:19: 5 

issued John Stoutenburgh for the like £16 : 3:11 

Joseph Watkins towards a Well lately sunk, Corner of 

***" Greenwich and provoost Streets £11 : 4: — 

issued Tho^ Furdon for Repairs to the City Hall £8 : 15 : 7 

issued Nich» Carmer for Repairs to Fly Mark* £60: 16: 1 

issued Dani Burger for Repairs to Pumps £18 : 4 : 6 

issued John Day for Repairs to Roosevelt Street Sewer £4: 9: — 

. Moore & Gosman for additional Mason Work to Roose- 

^^^ vclt Street Sewer £39:10:10 

. Jacob Blank for setting boundary Post at the fresh 

"sued Water Pond £0:16: — 

issued Com* B Sebring for Blacksmiths Work to the Gaol £2: 7: 9 



182 Cmr of New Yobk 16 March 1796 



Sami Dodge Jtm^ for potting up the Names of Streets 

Jssued 6tli Ward , £1:12 

issued Ab™ Van Geldcr for lights Lamps £55 : 17 

issued Alex' Lamb for City Watchmen £56 : 7 

issued James Culbertson for the like £56 : 7 



6 

6 



[208] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ^^ the 16*»> day of March 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Theophilus Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
John Campbell 



Anthony Post 
Mangle Mintborn 

>-Esq«Aldn Jotham Post 

George Janeway 
Garret Harsen 



Assist** 



Resolved that as a Testimony of the high Sense this Board enter- 
tain of the public Services of Alexander Hamilton especially in the 
administration of the OfEce of Secretary of the Treasury of the United 
States, He be presented with the Freedom of this City. 

On the application of John Crocheron Ordered that John Stagg 
George Gosman John Moore James Robinson & John Day be ap- 
pointed to examine his Lot on the W^est side of Greenwich Street 
nearly opposite to Beaver Lane and to determine whether it will bear 
a Building of Stone or Brick. 

A Petition of Menassah Salter for compensation for the loss of five 
feet from the side of his Lot the Corner of Broadway & Cortlandt 
agreable to the Regulation for widening the said last mentioned Street 
was read & referred to Aid" Stoutenburgh & Furman & M' Janeway. 

A Petition of W™ Furman & Theod* Hunt to keep a Ferry from 
Catharine Slip was read & referred to Aid"* Beekman & M*" Minthome 
& M' J Post 

[209] A Petition of Niel M*^Kennon for exemption from paying 
towards repaving the lower End of Wall Street was read & rejected. 

A Petition of Henry Verveelen to be appointed a City Surveyor 
was read & postponed 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*^ to pay. 

issued George Janeway on Ace* towards Repairs to the Goal . . £200 : — : — 

issued Nathl Nott for repairs to the Pest House at Belle vue.. £10: 15: 9 

Isaac Soutenburgh for the erection of a Fence at the 

issued Bridewell £60: 8: 8 



S8 March 1796 COMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



188 



ss. 



City of I 
New YorkC 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 23d day of March 1795. 

Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*' Recorder 



John Campbell 
Gabriel Funnan 
Nicholas Bayard 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theophilus Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



-Esq^Aldn 



Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Mangel Minthorne 
Garret Harsen 
George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 
Jotham Post 



M' Van Gelder the Superintendant in the Lamp Department rep- 
resented to the Board that the persons employed under him in the 
lighting of the Lamps had deteremined to quit the Service unless their 
Wages were considerably encreased. Whereupon it was Ordered that 
such of them as refuse to continue at the present Wages be dis- 
charged [210] and that M*^ Van Gelder endeavor to engage others in 
their stead. 

A Petition of Christopher Duyckinck to lease of the Common 
Lands was read & rejected. 

A Petition of Catharine Lawrence for a further Grant of a Water 
Lot at Beekman's Slip was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Memorial of James Horner Maxwell setting forth that on the 
21* March 1775 the Corporation under their Common Seal granted a 
certain Water Lot in the East River situate in the then East Ward of 
this City opposite to a dwelling House of the late Jacobus Van Zandt 
dec** unto the said Jacobus Van Zandt in fee subject to certain Rents 
and Covenants on the part of the said Jacobus Van Zandt as by re- 
ferring to the said Grant in the hands of the said Memorialist may 
appear. That since the Death of the said Jacobus Van Zandt the said 
Water Lot is vested by sundry Conve)rances in the said Memorialist 
That all the Rents due thereon have been rq[ularly paid. That the 
said Memorialist understands that the said Jacobus Van Zandt did not 
as was usual execute the counterpart of the said Grant And that the 
said Memorialist is willing if the Corporation should think it neces- 
sary & proper to surrender the present Grant upon Condition of receiv- 
ing another for the same Lots in his own name & upon the same 
Terms in which case the Memorialist will sign die counterpart of such 
new Grant provided that by such surrender & new Grant no Expence 
be incurred by the said Memorialist. Whereupon it was ordered that 



184 City of New York 80Mardil795 

a new Grant to the said Memorialist be made [211] out on his paying 
the Clerk his usual Fees. 

Ordered that Thomas Hazard be and he is hereby nominated & 
appointed a Commissioner of the Alms House & Bridewell vice 
Francis Bassett resigned. 

Ordered that Richard Harison be permitted to make an Area & 
Vault in front of his House at the Comer of Broad Way & Barclay 
Street under the direction of the Aid" & Assist of the Ward 

On a suggestion that the Earth remaining to be dug out of Green- 
wich Street would be wanted to fill up certain low parts of the said 
Street Ordered that no Person do dig or carry away any Earth from 
any part of the said Street without Permission from this Board. 

"An Ordinance for the digging out & filling in of Greenwich 
Street from Reade Street to the Gate at Anthony Lispenards Brew 
House " was then read & passed by the Board. 

The Committee for small Change Notes reported that they had 
attended at the Treasurers & bum't to ashes the following defaced 
Notes, vi:^ 

6400 of l<i £26:13: 4 

6800 2d 56:13: 4 

9400 3 117:10: — 



22600 i20O:16: 8 



A Memorial of Henry Kip Isaac Van Vleck & Samuel Sidney 
Breese with proposals to settle & adjust boundary Lines between the 
Corporation & the Qaimants of the Land commonly called the N^^'s 
burying Ground in the Rear of the Alms House & Bridewell was read 
& referred to M"" Recorder & Aid" Campbell & Stoutenburgh. 

[212] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^* the 30^ day of March 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Theoph" Beekmian 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 



Jotham Post 
Fred. Stjmiets 



WynwitVanZwidt r^"A"° George Janew^ j-AMutf 

Garret Harsen 



Andrew Van Tujd 
John Campbell 



Anthony Post 



J 



A Release of a parcel of Ground to continue Lumber Street to the 
Lot of W" Edgar & thence into Greenwich Street by James Green- 



80 March 1796 CoMlfON COUNCIL MiNUTES 186 

leaf to this Corporation was read ft ordered to be deposited in the 
Qerks Ofike. 

A Petition from the proprietors of Lots in the upper part of the 
Broad Way for a Regulation, Of Medcef Eden for the like in River 
Street 

And of the proprietors for the like in Lumber Street & Oistcr pasty 
Lane were respectively read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that permission be given to Abraham Coddington in 
Barclay Street & Moses Coddington in Chambers Street to make 
Area's to their respective Houses tmder the direction of the Aid" & 
Assist of the Ward. 

Proposals of Amos Porter to supply the City with fresh Water. 

And of Sayrs Crane to lead Water from the Tea Water Pump 
through Roosevelt Street were respectively read & referred to Aid" 
Furman Stoutenburgh & Beekman & Mess'* J. Post & Janeway. 

[213] Ordered tiiat Aid" Van Tuyl & Campbell be added to the 
Committee on the Petition of W" Furman ft Theod* Hunt to ferry 
from Cath" Slip to Brooklyn 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to view the Lots on the East River 
of James H Maxwell between Wall Street Slip & the Old Slip And of 
John Rogers on the East side of Beekman Slip & to determine whether 
they will bear foundations for Buildings of Stone &^ 

An Ordinance for extending the Pavem* of Catharine Street across 
Cheny Street to the Bulkhead of the Slip and the pavement of 
Cherry Street to the distance of twenty feet East of the Well near 
the Wool Card Manufactory was read & passed by the Board. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

. ^^ Rinier Skaats on Ace* towards fire Wood for the Court 

'^^ Room il2:-:- 

Abraham Van Gelder for lighting the City Lamps 1 
"•"*^ Month £56: 0: 6 



186 



City of New Yoek 



7 April 1796 



[214] City of ) At a Common ComKil held on Tuesday 

New Yorkj ^^- the 7^ day of April 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph" Beekman 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Campbell 
Wynant Van Zandt 



-•EsqrtAldn 



George Janeway 
Fred. Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthom 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 



►Assis** 



Pursuant to the Statute " for regulating Elections " the Board pro- 
ceeded to the election of Inspectors of the ensuing Election in the 
several Wards for Governor, Lieut^ Governor, Senators & Members 
of Assembly And the following Persons were duly elected viz* 



It Ward 

Jacob Morton 
John Remsen 
Bernardus Swartwout 

2d Ward 

John Broome 
Anthony L. Bleecker 
John Oothout 

3d Ward 

Ezekiel Robins 
Henry Rogers 
John McVickar 



4tii Ward 

Abijah Hammond 
Jacob Abramse 
James H Kip 

Sth Ward 
Ebenezer S. Burling 
Joseph Stringham 
Thomas Lawrence 

e^ Ward 

Anthony Lispenard 
John P. Groshong 
John Crolius Jun*" 



7tii Ward 

Robert Boyd 
John Goodwin 
John Horn 

[215] The Legislature having been pleased to grant the prayer of 
the Petition of this Board And to pass a Law authorizing this Board 
to set on foot a Lottery to raise the Sum of £10,000 to be applied 
towards the erection of a new Alms House in this City, The Board 
proceeded to the appointment of three Persons to manage the said 
Lottery under the Direction of this Board And Isaac Stoutenburgh, 
Peter T Curtenius and Abraham Herring were appointed accord>^y 

Ordered that the said Managers report a Scheme or Schemes of 
the said Lottery to this Board at the next Meeting. 

A Petition of the Bakers for an alteration of the Assize of Bread in 
their favor was read and referred to the Treasurer to report on. 



7ApriIlT95 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 187 

An Application of Henry Ten Brook for permission to dig out 
so much of Greenwich Street as to enable him to dig out his two 
Lots fronting on the said Street ; was read and granted under the di- 
rection of the Chairman of the Street Committee and the Alderman 
& Assist* of the Ward. 

A proposition of Benj* Taylor to convey Fresh Water throughout 
this City was read & referred to the Committee on the Petitions of 
Poter & Crane on the same Subject 

Ordered that the Lamplighters be allowed at the rate of five 
pounds per month. And that the Watchmen be allowed four Shillings 
& sixpence per Night during the Summer Season. 

A Petition of the Proprietors of Water Lots between White Hall & 
Coenties Slips for permission to run out Piers for Harbours for the 
trading Vessels. 

And a Petition from the proprietors of Lots between Moore Street 
& the Exchange praying that the completion of the outer Street may 
be enforced ; were respectively read and referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 

[216] The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board 
viz' 

" The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of a number 

Africaas 

of black People Report that they have attended to the object 
of the said Petition and on enquiry find a Piece of Ground containing 
four Lots of 100 by 25 feet each which can be purchased for £450 — 
said Lots lay in the seventh Ward near where the Mansion House of 
James Delancey stood. That in the Opinion of your Committee the 
above Piece of Ground is in a proper Place and that this Board should 
contribute £100 towards the purchase on condition that the said Lots 
be vested in the Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of the City of New 
York in trust for a burying Ground for the black People. 

April 7*h 1795. John Campbell 

Mangle Minthorne 
George Janeway. 

A Release from James Striker, John Jones, Nicholas De Peyster, 
James W. De Peyster, John P. Waldron, Andrew M<<iowan, Samuel 
Kelly & Samuel Bradhurst to this Corporation of so much of their 
respective Lands as is required to continue the Bloomingdale Road 
through the same of the breadth of four Rods ; was read and ordered 
to be proved deposited in the Qerks Office & recorded. 



188 City of New Yobk 7 April 1795 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Wan** on the Treasurer to pay. 

The G)mmissioners of the Alms House and Bridewell 
issued ^^ ^^^t iiooo:-: — 

issued James Culbertson for the City Watch £56 : 7: — 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £56 : 7 : — 

[217] Whereas the unlimited extension of this City into the East 
River, by making further Grants to the Proprietors of Water Lots 
hath long been conceived injurious if not ruinous to the internal and 
low parts of this City through want of the necessary Descent for 
carrying off the Water out of the Streets into the River And this 
Board judging that a Wide and spacious Street along the front of this 
City would tend very much to it's ornament convenience & safety, 
directed their Street Committee to cause a Survey & Chart of the front 
of this City along the East River with the line of such Street marked 
there on, to be made and reported to the Board And the said Cbm- 
mittee having accordingly reported the said Chart with the Lines of 
the said Street which is to be of the Breadth of seventy feet and 
beyond which no further Grants into the River are to be made or any 
Buildings or Wliarfs erected or made excepting such Piers as the 
Board from time to time shall hereafter deem necessary for the safety 
of Shipping & the convenience of Trade & Navigation And the Board 
having frequently had the said Chart witfi the Lines of the said Street 
run out and marked thereon, under consideration, did this day, after 
making some alterations as to the course of the Lines of the said 
Street agree to the same agreable to the following Description thereof 
viz* 

[218] Beginning at a Point or Station in the River, opposite the 
East side of the White Hall Slip, 229 feet 6 Indies from the Comer of 
the South side of Water Street, Thence (xi a direct Line to a Point or 
Station, opposite the West side of Cocntics Slq>, 228 feet 6 Inches 
from the Comer at the South side of Water Street Then bq[inning at 
a point or Station, opposite the East side of Coenties Slip 160 feet 
from the Comer at the South side of front Street, Thence on a direct 
line to a Point or Stadon opposite the western range of the Crane 
Wharf 331 feet 9 Indies from the Corner at the Soutti side of Water 
Street. Thence on a direct Line to a Point or Station, ofyosite the 
west«ti boandarv Line of the Grant to Thomas Barnes, now bdoi^ii^ 
to Samael Ackerly, 350 feet from the south side of Water Street 
Thence on a direct Line to a point or Station opposite the West side of 
Rutgers Slip •WO feet from the Sooth side of Cherrr Street And 
tfience on a direct Line to a Station or Point at die East part of Cor- 



18 April 1795 Common Council Minutes 189 

laers Hook 160 feet perpendicular from the south side of Crown point 
Street at high Water Mark. Which said Lines is the inner side of 
the intended Street of 70 feet Wide* 

[219] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^' the 13*i» day of April 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel J(Mies Esq' Recorder 



oM. . « • Jotham Post 

Tbcoph> Beekman 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Wynaut Van Zandt 

Gabriel Furman 

John Campbell 



Assistts 



Garret Harsen 

m A 1 J George Janeway 

|.Esqr.Ald- Anthony Post 

Frederick Stymets 
Mangle Minthom 

The Managers of the Alms House Lottery presented to the Board 
several Schemes which were examined and the following Scheme was 
approved & adopted by the Board 

Scheme 

Dollars 

18000 Tickets @ 10 Dollars each is 180,000 

Dollars 

1 Prize of 10,000 Dollars 10,000 

2 Do 5,000 10,000 

2 Do 2,500 5,000 

3 Do 2,000 6,000 

5 Do 1,000 5,000 

20 Do 500 10,000 

30 Do 400 12,000 

40 Do 200 8,000 

80 Do 100 8,000 

200 Do 50 10,000 

4800 Do 20 96,000 



5183 Prizes 180,000 

12817 Blanks Deduction fifteen per Cent raises £10,800. 

18000 

A Petition of the Inspectors of fire Wood for an encrease of Pay 
was read & referred to Aid** Furman & Mess" Janeway & Harsen 

A Petition from the proprietors of Lots and the Inhabitants in 
the neighborhood of the new Bason at Thames Street, that the Street 
[220] may be filled up & put in order that some Lamps may be placed 

* Marg^ioal note reads See this Regulation altered on the Minutes fehv Wh 
^7%. See P, 341.— Bs>, 



140 City of New Yoek 20 April 1795 

there, was read & referred to Aid" Stoutenburgh & Mess" Stymets & 
J. Post 

On reading an application of Sam^ Corp Ordered that he have per- 
mission to take up Pearl Street in order to lay a Drain from his 
House; under the Inspection of the Aid" & Assist of the Ward. 

A Petition of Esther & Isaac Gomez relative to the Grant of a 
Water Lot to Darf Gomez dec<^ situate between the Wall Street Slip 
& the Old Slip in which Case as in the Case of James H : Maxwell the 
counterpart of the Grant hath not been executed, was read And it was 
ordered the Uke as in the Case of Mr Maxwell on the 23* March 
last 

A Petition for some Improvement on the Street leading to the ferry 
Stairs on the side of the fly Market was read & referred to the Aid" 
& Assist of the W* & Aid" Van Zandt. 

Ordered that Aid" Furman and Mess" Minthorn & J Post be a 
Com**« to enquire into & report on a proposition of Tho» Ivers for the 
use of the Soil & Water reserved for a Bason at Corlaers Hook. 

[221] City of I At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ^^' the m^ day of April 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theopha Beekman 



Jotham Post 
Garret Harsen 
Esqr«Aldn George Janeway 

Mangle Minthorn 
Frederick Stymets 



•Assis** 



M*" Rickets having offered to the Board the Profits of an Even- 
ings Exhibition at his Amphitheatre for the purpose of purchasing 
Fuel for poor families in the Winter Season, the Board accepted of the 
same & M*" Culbertson the High Constable & M*" Skaats the City 
Marshall with his Son were appointed to receive the Monies to be 
taken on the occasion 

A Petition for an alteration in the regulation of Greenwich Street 
from Reade Street to M*" Lispenard ; was read & referred to the Street 
Committee. 

On the Application of James Scott. 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore, James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to view his Lot in the seventh 



so April 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNtTTES 141 

Ward on the East side of Catharine Slip and to determine whether it 
will bear a Building of Stone or Brick. 

Ordered that the follow^ persons be appointed Firemen Samuel 
Barling & Adam Mount to Engine N* 12 vice Ab"* Polhemus & Will- 
iam Valleau resigned — ^Tho* Stagg to N<> 14 vice W" Parsell resigned 
& John PeUetreau to Hook & Ladder Compy N<* 2 vice Nich» Mead 
removed for neglect of Duty 

[222] Ordered that the Keeper of the Alms House make out an 
Acc^ of all the Articles purchased & provided for the House from the 
1" May last particularly specifying each Article the price & Amount 
thereof 

The Treasurer reported on the Bakers Petition & Thereupon 
Ordered that the allowance of Ten Shillings on each hundred Weight 
of Flour for their Labour & Expence of Baking be encreased to twelve 
Shillings & Six pence 

Ordered that John Holdran have a Lease of the Ferry from this 
City to Paulus Hook on a Rent of £250 per Annum, for one Year 
from 1** day of May next And Joseph Smith of the Ferry from this 
City to Hobooken for the like Term on a Rent of i9S per Ann"* 

It being represented to the Board that certain Persons had set 
fuyck Fences in the River below low Waters Mark on the south side 
of Paulus Hook on the Jersey Shore to the obstruction of drawing 
Seine's for the taking of Fish, Whereupon the following Ordinance 
was passed by the Board " A Law to prevent the setting of Fences 
or other Obstructions in the River within the limits and Jurisdiction of 
the City " of New York." 

Be it ordained by the Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of the City 
of New York in Common Council convened and it is hereby ordained 
by the authority of the same that no Person shall set or place any 
Fence or Stake or any other Thing whatsoever, [223] in any part of 
the Rivers or Bays within the Limits and Jurisdiction of the said 
City, by which the Navigation of the said Rivers or Bays or the 
casting or drawing of Sein's or Netts for the taking of Fish may be 
interrupted or obstructed ; And if any Person shall or do set or place 
any Fence or Stake or any other Thing whatsoever in any part of 
the said Rivers or Bays contrary to this Law such Person shall on 
conviction forfeit and pay as a fine for each Offence the Sum of Eight 
Pounds And further that it shall be lawful for any Person to take up 
and remove any such Fence or Stake or other Thing which may at 
any time be found set or placed contrary to this Law as aforesaid." 

Ordered that WiUiam Sloo, who is employed by this Board to take 



142 City of New Yoek 27 April 1796 

Fish for the use of the Alms House & Bridewell, do cause to be taken 
up and removed all such Fences or Stakes or other Things as may 
or shall be set in the River in manner aforesaid and which may or 
shall obstruct or interrupt him in casting or drawii^ his Seine as 

afd 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*" to pay. 

issued Joseph Shelvey, Whippcr for 1 Qr Services £10:15 

issued Wynant Van Zandt for Repairs to the Dock Drudge. ... £21 : 3: 10 

issued Isaac Stoutenbsl^ for Repairs to Battery £17 : 5 : 3 

issued Alex' I^mb for City Watch £63 : 7 

issued James Culbertson for the like £63 : 7 

[224] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ the 27^"^ day of April 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Theoph" Beekman 
John Campbell 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 



Garret Harsen 
Jotham Post 
^Esq"Aldn Antho Post 

Frederick Stymcts 
George Janeway 



^Assis** 



The Committee for superintend^ the printing & cancelling the Notes 
issued for small change reported that they had attended at the Treas- 
urers and burnt to ashes the following vis^ 

5500 of 1 penny £22 

6000 of 2 pence 50 

6000 of 3 pence 75 



18 



147:18: 4 
part of a Sheet imperfect 3: 5 



£148: 1: 9 

A Petition for the regulation of Barley Street was read & referred 
to the Street Committee. 

M*" Skaats returned to the Board 340 Dollars collected at M' 
Ricketts's Amphitheatre for the benefit of the [poor] and the same 
was ordered to be paid to the City Treasurer. 

The Managers of the Alms House Lottery presented their respec- 
tive Bonds for their faithful execution of the Trust which were read 
& ordered to be deposited in the Clerks Office. 

A Petition for the clearing out of the Old Slip of the Mud & Filth, 
was [225] read ; and it was ordered that it be done immediately on the 
Return of the Mud Drudge from New Jersey. 



4Majl796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 148 

A Petition for the Regulation of George Street on Rutgers's 
Ground was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

The Street Committee made a Report on the R^ulation of 
Ridder Street as f cdlows which was agreed' to by the Board viz* '' De* 
scent from the Alley, alongside of Medcef Edens House, along Ridder 
Street 3 Inches on 10 feet to the new pavement in Fair Street ; con- 
fomable to this it will require digging 1 foot at the end of 75 feet 
from the said Alley." 

Ordered that Thomas Whytlaw be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
X« 2 vice W" Brown removed from the City. 

And that Joseph Devoe be appointed an Inspector of fire Wood 
vice George Hutton removed from the City. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to pay 

issued Stewart & Jones lor Sheet Lead for the City Hall £4 : — : — 

issued Jacob Harsen for Repairs to Roads £19 : 4 : 6 

issued Abn Van Gelder for lights Lamps £50: 2: 3 

issued W«» J Elsworth Coroner for Inquests il3 : 13 : — 

issued John Korser for a Sled to the fire Engine £4: 4: 6 

[226] City of ) At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New YorkJ^' House on Monday May 4^ 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 



Gabrid Furman 
Nich* Bayard 
Thcoph* Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
Jotham Post 
"Esq^AldB Mangle Minthom 

George Janeway 
Fred: Stymets 



•-Assist* 



M' Mayor & the Members having visited & inspected the several 
Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell The Committee of Acc*» re- 
ported that they had examined & audited the Conmiissioners Acc*» of 
the Alms House & Bridewell & found them right, amounting 

The Alms House to £2379: 3: 3 

The BridcwcU to 559 : IS : 1 

An Estimate for the ensuing Q*" was read & approved. 

amountt for the Alms House to £2800: — : — 

for the Bridcwdl to 200: — : — 

J J Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr' for the payment 

thereof accordingly. 



144 City of New Yosk 4MRyi79« 

The f oIlow> Rqx>rt was read and agreed to by the Board viz^ 
"The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of James 
Leonard and others respecting the new Bason at the North River 
Report that the Piers at the End of the same are incompieat requiring 
several Boat [227] Loads of Stone— That the Bulkhead thereof re- 
quires to be raised at least one log higher. That a Pier ought to be 
built in the Center from the Bulkhead to the Mouth thereof ; and that 
the Proprietors of the adjoining Lots be required to levd the Piers." 

Isaac Stoutenburgfa 
Fred: Stymets. 

Ordered Aid" Furman & Mess" Stymets & A: Post be a Com- 
mittee to carry the said Report into execution. 

An application from several Persons to have Stands in the Street 
at the Fly Market to vend Coffee &5 was read & rejected 

A Letter from Gerrit Van Rype Jun*" Jacob Van Wagenen & Cas- 
parus Prier of Bergen to M' Mayor relative to the dispute with M' 
Sloo in pulling up the Fuyck Fences to dear the Fishing Ground at 
Paulus Hook ; was read & referred to Aid" Stoutenburgh & Campbell 
& M' Stymets 

Ordered that Peter M^Dougall have leave to take up the Street 
in front of his House to lay a private Drain from his Cellar. 

Jeremiah Wood Assessor for the 5**^ W^ appeared & took & sub- 
scribed the Oath of Office 

Ordered that Hallet & Bowne be permitted to sink a Cistern in 
the Street in front of their new House at the Comer of Burlings Slip 
under the Inspection of the Aid" & Assist* of the Ward. 

The follow* Report of the Street Committee was read & agreed to 
by the Board " The Street Committee Report on the Petition of John 
B Coles & others Inhabitants of the first & second Wards. 

[228] That in their Opinion it would be proper to admit the Pro- 
prietors of Water Lots between White Hall & Coenties Slip to make 
five Piers each 120 feet long & 40 in Breadth on the East side of the 
70 feet or permanent Line as agreed to & laid down in a Survey of 
the East side of the City, to be made uniform each with two Piers or 
Blocks and two Bridges of equal Distances — ^The Corporation to re- 
ceive the wharfage of the inside of all the public Slips. Agreable to the 
plan recommended by your Committee the Distance between the Piers 
that is proposed to be made between Coenties and the Exchange Slips 
will be 160 feet, the Exchange Slip will be widened to 100 feet and the 



Committee^ 



v » 



4Majl796 CoMMON CoUNCBLi MlNTJTES 146 

Piers between the White Hall & the Exchange Slips will be 110 feet 

apart 

Isaac Stoutenburg^ 
Gabriel Furman 
Theo* Beeicman 
John Campbell 
Garret Harson 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Mangle Minthom 

The following Bye Laws and Ordinances were then read and 
passed by the Board to be and continue in full force for one Year from 
this Day viz* 

[229] " A Law for the due observance of the Lords Day, called 
Sunday." 

" A Law directing the Uses of the public Seals of the City of New 
York'' 

"A Law to regulate the admission of Free Men in the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate the public Markets in the City of New York " 

"A Law to establish the Assize of Bread in the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to regulate the paving and keeping in Repair the Streets, 
and to prevent Nuisances in the City of New York " 

"A Law for preventing and extinguishing Fires in the City of 
New York " 

"A Law to regulate the keeping of Gun Powder in the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate Surveyors in the City of New York " 

" A Law to r^fulate Carts and Cartmen in the City of New York." 

" A Law to regulate the landing & Sale of Hay in the City of New 
York " 

"A Law to regulate the Sale of Fire Wood in the City of New 
York" 

" A Law to regvklBte the Sale of Lime in the City of New York " 
''A Law to r^ulate the Sale of Charcoal in the City of New 
Yoric" 

"A Law to r^;ulate the Sale and Cartage of Manure, Sand ft 
Oay in the City of New York" 

" A Law to regulate the Pay of the public Measurers in the City of 
New York " 



146 City of New York 11 May 1795 

" A Law to regulate the lying of Vessels at the public Wharfs and 
in the Slips of the City of New York & to establish the Rates of 
Wharfage " 

[230] "A Law to regulate the ringing or tolling of Bells for 
Funerals in the City of New York " 

" A Law for r^iilating Fences in the City of New York " 

" A Law to prevent the setting of Fences or other Obstructions in 
the River within the Limits & Jurisdiction of the City of New York " 

** A Law to prevent Danger from Horses going loose or at large in 
the Streets of the City of New York." 

" A Law directing the Mode of Recovery of the Fines, Penalties 
and Forfeitures imposed by the Laws of the Mayor Aldermen & Com- 
monalty of the City of New York " 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

issued W»n Sloo for convey^ Vagrants to Bridewell ilO: 15 

issued Alex*" Lamb for his Company City Watchmen 63 : 7 

issued James Culbertson for the like 63 : 7 

issued Clerks of late Election for Gov &9 42 : 8 

issued Robt Lenox for Lamp Oil £472 : 12 : 6 

issued Cotton Gelston for the like £59: 1 : 9 

[231] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^®' the 11*^ day of May 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq'' Recorder 



John Campbell 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theoph" Beekman 



Nicholas Carmer 
Jotham Post 
^ ... Mangle Minthorn 

E«l"Ald» Garret Harsen 

Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 



"-Assist*" 



On the Application of W" Hilliard. 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine his Lot situate be- 
tween Moore Street & the Exchange Slip and to determine whether 
it will bear a foundation for a Building of Stone or Brick. 

Ordered that John Shaw be permitted to take up Pearl Street for 
the purpose of laying a private Drain from his Cellar under the In- 
spection of the Aid" & Assistant of the Ward. 

Ald° Stoutenburgh informed the Board that he had been requested 
by M*" Frederick Rhinelander to obtain permission for him to dig 



llMajlTM Common Council Minutes 147 

out so much of Greenwich Street as to enable him to come at & dig 
out two LotSy bounded on the East side of the said Street, belonging 
to I> Kemp ; which request was refused by the Board. 

Aid" Beekman having purchased the Scale for weighing of Hay 
of M' John De Peyster 

Ordered that he be permitted to remove it to his Lot in Water 
Street on the East of James's Slip. 

[232] " An Ordinance for paving Ridder Street was read & passed 
by the Board." 

Ordered that the small Engine & House be removed from Gold 
Street to the neighborhood of the Hospital. 

That a new House be erected in it's stead for the new Engine to 
be purchased by the Committee. 

And that the Ald« & Assist* of 2^ & 3^ Wards take order for the 
erection of an Engine House in the neighborhood of that in Maiden 
Lane which is become unfit for use & must be removed from M' 
Rutgers's Lot which is now disposed of 

Ordered that the Proprietors of Water Lots between Beekmans 
Slip & Pecks Slip be required without delay to make the Street at the 
end of their respective Water Lots agreable to the Covenants con- 
tained in their respective Grants and that where the said Street is 
already made but obstructed by any Building or other Thing that 
such Obstruction be immediately removed out of the Street 

Ordered that the follow* Persons be appointed Fire Men of this 
City viz* 

Richard Beekman to N*' 13 vice Alex*" Anderson resigned, And 
Isaac Horton vice John Lawrence resigned. 

Hook & Ladder Compy N<> 1 Matthew Jarvis & James Oakley vice 
John Mildeberger & resigned 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to pay 

John Stagg on Ace* towards paving in front of the Alms 
•^^^ House &c £50:-:- 

issucd David Williamson for Trees on the Battery 19 ; 5 : — 



148 City of New Yoek 18 May 1795 

[233] City of ) At a Cotmnon Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ the 18^ day of May 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



„, ,, ^ . Garret Harsen 

Wynant Van Zandt ^ j^ j^ Umthom 

Gabriel Furman Frederick Stymets 

Isaac Stoutcnburgh !.Esqr.Ald« ^^ Janeway 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
John Campbell 



Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 



►Assist** 



A Letter from Alexander Hamilton Esq*" to M' Mayor was read, 
setting forth, that he had received the Letter from M^ Mayor cover- 
ing his Certificate of the Freedom of this City, that among the precious 
Testimonies he had received of the Approbation of his immediate 
fellow Citizens none was more acceptable or more flattering to him 
than that which he now acknowledged ; And requesting M*" Mayor to 
convey to this Board the Expressions of his high Sense of the Honor 
they had done him (which he shall be happy on every opportunity of 
manifecting) as well as his sincere Respect for themselves. 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assistant of the !« & the Assist* of the 
2^ Wards take order for the establishment of a Ferry to Gov'* Island, 
that the Persons employed on the Works there be taken over gratis 
and that all other Persons pay six pence going & six pence returning. 

Ordered that the Goal Committee cause the strong Room in the 
Bridewell to be more effectually secured. 

[234] Ordered that James Arden have permission to make an Area 
& Vault in front of his House in the Broadway And that John J 
Glover have permission to take up so much of Pearl Street as may 
be necessary for leading a private Drain from his House to the Com- 
mon Sewer, the whole to be done under the Inspection of the Aid" & 
Assist* of the respective Wards. 

On the Application of James Watson for the appointment of five 
Persons to view his Lot on the East side of the old Slip & of Thomas 
Ellison for the like with respect to his Lot between Moore Street and 
the Exchange Slip and to determine whether they will bear founda- 
tions for Buildings of Stone or Brick. 

Ordered that John Stagg, George Gosman, John Moore, James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed accordingly 

Ordered that the said James Watson be permitted to lay and frame 
the Timber for his Store House, at the Old Slip, in the Street front- 



18 May 1796 CoMMON CoUNCEL MiNUTES 141> 

ing the said Slip ; And that no Indulgence of this kind be granted to 
any Person after the !■* Nov*" next 

A Petition for the paving of Greenwich Street was read & re- 
ferred to the Street Com*** 

A Petition of Peter & George LouriUiard for a lease of the Ground 
on the North E* side of the Goal & in front of Tryon Row was read 
4 rejected. 

The Street Committee reported that Thomas Ludlow is erecting a 
House on the Comer of White Hall Street & Stone Street and that he 
has encroached two feet four Inches on Whitehall Street agreable to 
its Regulation. 

Ordered that he be required to remove his Foundation back to 
the Line of the Street. 

[235] Ordered that the Qerk report at the next Meeting of the 
Board a Plan for reforming the great Court Room in the City Hall 
so as to render it more comfortable and convenient for public Business 
with an Estimate of the Expence 

Ordered that the Allowance to Rinier Skaats Doorkeeper & Mes- 
senger to this Board be encreased to Sixty Pounds per annum 

Ordered that Aid" Stoutenburgh and Mess" J Post & Harsen be 
a Committee to revise the Fees of public Wharfage & Slippage in this 
City and to report such alteration therein as they shall judge reason- 
able & proper. 

Ordered that the Proprietors of Lots in Barley Street dig out & 
fill in the said Street conformable to such temporary Directions as 
shall be given by the Street Committee. 

An Ordinance for paving Greenwich Street from Rector Street to 
the Battery was read & passed by the Board 

Ordered that the Treasurer credit W« Gardner on Ace* of Rent 
in £10:4:2 for so much by him paid for paving in front of the Lot 
at the Comer of William and Thomas Streets. 

Ordered that Teunis Van Pelt be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N* 1 vice Thomas Skaats resigned 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

Aldn Funnan on Ace* towards a new Pier to the Bason 

2t Tnsinjcs Slip ifcUu > ~~ . "^ 

»sucd Rinier Skaats for 1 Q«" Services & Sweeping Chimnies.. £\S: 6: — 



15© City of New Yoek i June 1795 

[236] City of ) At a Common Council hdd on Monday 

New York^ the 1* day of June 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
Theophs Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nicholas Bayard 
John CampbeU 



Garret Harsen 
Nich* Carmer 

►Esqr.Ald» Y^ Minthorn 

Jotham Post 

Fred. Stymets 

George Janeway 



>■ Assists 



Ordered that the Qerk with the advice of Aid** Furman & M' 
J Post take order on the necessary Arrangements for celebrating the 
ensuing anniversary of the American Independence. 

A Petition for the regulation of Hague Street was read & re- 
ferred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of Jacob Morton for a renewal of the Lease of the Com- 
mon Lands at the Dove Tavern near the 5 Mile Stone was read & 
referred to the Land Committee. 

A Petition for extending the Portico of the Theatre erecting on 
Chatham Row across the Foot Walk of the Street was read & re- 
jected. 

A Petition of Thomas Ludlow relative to the Encroachment made 
in the erection of his House on White Hall Street was read & it was 
determined that no Relief could be granted. 

[237] Ordered that Henry White be permitted to correct the range 
of the front of his Lots on the West side of the Broadway by a strait 
Line to be drawn from the front of the House & Lot of George Knox 
to the front of the House & Lot of William Henderson. 

Estimates & Assessments for the paving of Flecher Street & John 
Street were read & ratified by the Board And Hugh Montgomery was 
afipointed to collect the Monies & John Moore & John Cheesman to 
superintend the paving of Fletcher Street And David Burger & John 
Cheesman the paving of John Street 

Ordered that Aaron White & John Targe be appointed fireman to 
Engine N<» 18 vice James Seaman & Alex' Masterton removed from 
the City. 

Ordered that Theodosius Hunt & William Furman be licensed to 
keep a ferry from Catharine Slip to any part of Brookl3m for five 
Years to keep two large Boats & two small Boats & to pay into the 
Treasury four Pounds per month. 



IJunelTSA COKMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 151 

The Board being infonned that Frederick Rhinelander had made 
& sunk Wharfs in the River North of Reade Street in such manner as 
in some measure to deprive the public of the use of the Bason re- 
ported by the Committee to be reserved in the Grant intended to be 
made to the Corporation [238] of Trinity Church of the Soil under 
Water Whereupon it was. 

Ordered that the Corporation of Trinity Church & Frederick 
Rhinelander be infonned that no Grant will be made to them of the 
Water Lots unless the Improvements making by M' Rhinelander be 
confonning [to] the Regulation made by this Board 

The Qerk having reported a Plan & Estimate for reforming the 
great Court Room in the City Hall. Mess" Cantier Stymets & Harsen 
were appointed a Committee to superintend & direct the Work. 

Ordered that Tho® Ivers be appointed to take the Charge & Pos- 
session, on behalf of this Board of the Soil & Water at Corlaers 
Hook, reserved for a public Bason — to permit Persons to use & occupy 
the same under his Direction and to demand & receive such pay for 
the use thereof as shall from time to time be agreed upon between 
him & such Occupant And that he be allowed the one half of the 
Monies which shall arise in the premisses for his Services — ^the Resi- 
due to be paid into the Treasury for the use of this Board. 

Ordered that Thomas Campbell be appointed a Measurer of Lime 
on the East River. 

[239] The Qerk presented to the Board a Release to Samuel 
Nicoll of parcel of the Common Lands described by Lots N° 12, 13, 
14, 15 23 & 24 containing twenty nine Acres, one Rood & twenty five 
Perches for the consideration of i933. which being read was approved 
by the Board And it was ordered that the Seal of this Corporation be 
affixed thereto and that M*" Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of 
this Board. 

The Committee on small Change Notes reported that they had at- 
tended at the Treasurers & burnt to ashes the follow* viz* 

650D of one penny £27: 1: 8 

5000 of two pence 41:13: 4 

6600 of three pence 82:10 



il51: 5 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasury to 
pay 

Mr Mangel Minthorn towards the Lot of Ground pur- 

'""^*^ chasc[d] for a burial pUce for the Black people ilOO 

issued John Stagg towards paving in the Fields on Acc^ ilOO 

issued Delves & Thompson for Lamp Oil £79\ : 12 



152 Cmr of New Yowc SJunelTM 

issued James Wmg for the like £66: 8 

issued Ab™ Van Gelder for lighting Lamps £63: 5 : 8 

issued Benj* Taylor for Survey* Services £15 : 18 

issued Casimir Th : Goerick for the like £39 : — 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Waitohmen £126 : 14 

issued James Culbertson for the like £126 : 14 

[240] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^' the 8"^ day of June 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*' Recorder 
Garret Harsen 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theoph* Bedanan 
Wynant Van Zandt 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 



Nich^ Carmer 
Frederick Stymets 
•EsqnAldB Mangel Minthom V Assist^ 

George Janeway 
Jotham Post 
Antho Post 

A Petition of Israel Wood for a Grant of a Water Lot in front of 
his Lot at the Comer of Partition and Washington Streets was read 
& ordered to be referred to a Com*** But M' Mayor suggested to the 
Board that he claimed the Right or preemption to the said Water Lot 
and therefore declined nominating the said Committee Whereupon 
the Board nominated Aid" Stoutenburgh, Furman & Beekman to 
enquire into & report on the subject of the said petition. 

Another Petition from M*" Wood for the use of the Cellars under 
the Hudson Market House was read & referred to the same Com- 
mittee. 

On reading Petitions for the purpose Ordinances were passed for 
paving Warren Street and Church Street from Robinson Street to 
Chambers Street. 

[241] The Committee on the Petition of Menassah Salter 
praying for a Compensation for. so much of his Lot as hath 
by Law been taken to widen Cortlandt Street reported that 
the said Lot extended in Length down Cortlandt Street and 
was of the breadth of 25 feet on the Broad Way — that by 
the taking off five feet in breadth hath reduced the value 
issued of the said Lot over and above the benefit accrued to the 
said Salter by the widening of the said Street And that 
the Committee were of Opinion that a Compensation of 
ill9: 14/ be paid to M' Salter for the same; & Whidi 
Report was agreed to by the Board And it was ordered that 
M*" Mayor issue his Warr* for the pa)rment thereof 
accordingly 



8 June 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 158 

The Street G>mmittee delivered in the follow* Reports which were 
respcctivdy agreed to by the Board vk* 

" The Street Committee to whom was referred the Peti- 
tion of Thomas Gill & others praying that George Street in 
George the seventh Ward may be regelated report that beginning 
Street at the head of the said Street at the intersection of Divi- 
7^ Ward sion Street and thence to descend with two Inches & %o 
on every 10 feet to the intersection of Lombard Street will 
be a proper Regulation for digging out the said Street." 

"The Street Committee recommend the follow* Regulation for 
Orange Street in the 6^ Ward vii* 

" Banning at the present Kennel on the West side of 

Chatham Street and thence descending to the intersection 

Orange S* of Mary Street with one Inch & ^Hoo on [242] every 10 

feet to discharge the Water going down said Orange Street 

into the fresh Water Pond." 

" The Street Committee report the following Regulation for Oister 
Pasty Street, part of Lumber Street & Edgar Street, viz* Beginning 
at the Kennel on the westerly side of the Broad Way & descending 
down the said Oister pasty Street to the intersection of Lumber Street 
with a descent of four Inches & %o, on every 10 feet and thence 
southerly along the said Lumber Street to Edgar Street & along Edgar 
Street to Greenwich Street with a descent of five Inches on every 10 
feet to the easterly Kennel of Greenwich Street " 

" The Street Committee to whom was referred the Petition of W" 
Benford & others praying an alteration in the Regulation of that part 
of Greenwich Street from the intersection of Reade Street to oppo- 
site the Gate of Anthony Lispenard Report That in consideration of 
the great Expence necessary to carry the said Regulation into com- 
pleat execution, and that there is not a sufficient quantity of Earth in 
the said Street to compleat the filling in of the same agreable to the 
said Regulation your Committee recommend the follow^^ 

Beginning at Reade Street and ascending with two Inches & an 
half on every 10 feet to Dtiane Street & from thence to ascend with 
(me Inch & an half on every 10 feet to the distance of' 120 feet — 
thence descending to Jay Street with one & an half Inch [243] on 
every 10 feet — ^thence to ascend with one & an half Inch on every 10 
feet to the Distance of 120 feet — ^thence to descend to Harison Street 
with one & an half Inch on every 10 feet — ^thence to ascend the Dis- 
tance of 120 feet with one & an half Inch on every 10 feet — ^And thence 



154 City of New Yobk 15 June 1795 

to descend in like manner to Provoost Street And that the Earth re- 
moved as bef orementioned be laid & levelled on the said Street north- 
erly from Provoost Street to a station half way between Huybert & 
Vestry Streets under the Inspection of the Street Com*** '* 

Ordered that the Corporation of Trinity Church be required to dig 
out Greenwich Street agreable to their Agreement with this Board 
and that with the Earth so to be removed they cause to be filled up 
& raised the low part of the said Street north of the Furnace agreable 
to the Regulation of the said Street. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Greenwich Street from 

Thames Street 

Swartwouts to Rector Street was ratified by the Board And Thomas 
Gilbert was appointed to collect the Monies & John Stagg to pave the 
said Street. 

Ordered that M«" Recorder & Aid" Van Zandt with Mess" Stymets, 
Carmer, A. Post, J. Post & Janeway be a Committee to report to the 
Board the necessary Steps to be taken on the Law passed at the last 
Sessions of the Legislature on the subject of Schools. 

Ordered that an Election be held at the Bulls Head Tavern in 
the Bowery Division of [244] the T'^ Ward on Tuesday the 16^ In- 
stant of an Assessor vice Robert Rutgers Jun*" who is gone to Sea. 

Ordered that the Street Committee propose on behalf of this Board 
to treat with the Proprietors of the Lots required for opening 
Bancker Street into Queen Street and for widening Beaver Lane. 

Ordered that Ab"» Corey be appointed a fire Man to Engine N** 
15 vice Sam^ Bell And Ab™ Chadwick to N° 8 vice David Van Der- 
beeck both removed from this City. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas"" to pay. 
issued Francis Childs for prints £19 : 19 : — 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^" the 15^ day of June 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 

Mangle Minthorn 

Garret Harsen 
Gabriel Furman >'Esq"Ald« Anthony Post 
Theoph> Beekman George Janeway 

Nich> Bayard Nicholas Carmer 

Andrew Van Tuyl ^ 

A Petition of Sam' Norden for a small Piece of the Common 
Lands was read and referred to the Road Committee. 



Wynant Van Zandt 
John Campbell 



15 June 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 155 

On reading a petition of Tho" Edghill 

Ordered that he be permitted to erect a [245] small temporary 
Building, for the accommodation of hi$ family daring the pleasure 
of this Board, on the Common Lands near the five Mile Stone at such 
place as shall be assigned by the Assist of the 7^^ W^ 

On reading an Application of John Stevens 

Ordered that he be permitted to take up as much of the Street as 
may be necessary to lead a Drain from his Cellar to the common 
Sewer in Maiden Lane and to put the Street in good Order again 
under the Inspection of the Aid" and Assist of the Ward. 

Ordered that the follow* Persons be appointed Fire Men viz* 

To Engine N** 1 Anthony Brown. David Skaats John Brown here- 
tofore appointed firemen, and Thomas J Campbell John T. Compbell 
—Henry Verveelen — ^John Rikeman — David Heckel — ^John P. Gro- 
shon & Anthony Steenbeck. 

To Engine N° 20 W" Alburtis vice Michael Lowrie resigned 

And to Engine N° 17 George Buckmaster vice Archibald Kerly 
resigned. 

Ordered that the Committee viz* Ald« Van Zandt & Mess" A. 
Post & Stymets purchase the new fire Engine of M"" Elsworth for 
the Engine House at Eben"" Youngs & the Engine there to be placed 
at the Methodist Church in the 7^ Ward. 

A Petition for a Well in Chatham Street north of Mulberry Street 
was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that the same Committee direct the sinking of a Well at 
the public expence at the north end of the presbyterian Brick Church 
Yard 

Ordered that the Managers of the Alms H» Lottery pay to the City 
Treasurer such Monies as they shall from time to time receive for 
Lottery Tickets & take his Receipt for the same. 

[246] This Board having on the first Instant signified their Con- 
sent that M*" Henry White should correct the range of the front of 
his Lots on the West side of the Broad Way by a strait Line to be 
drawn from the front of the House & Lot of George Knox to the 
front of the House & Lot of W" Henderson, in expectation that he 
would erect his Building on the said Line And it now appearing to 
the Board that he has not laid the foundation of his House conform- 
able to the said Line. 

Thereupon ordered that the said Consent of this Board of the first 
Instant be rescinded and that M^ White be required to remove his 



156 Cmr OF Nbw York 17 June 1796 

said foundation to the old Line of the said Street and that the Aid" 
& Assist of the W<^ see that this order be complied with. 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

issued John Goodeve for 1 Box Candles £4: 19: 9 

. Rofot Valentine for erects a new lire Engine House at 
wsucd pjy j^^^j^^^ 25: 3:11 

[247] City of ) At a Conunon Council held on Wedncs- 

New York J ®®* day the 17^ day of June 1795 

Present/^ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 

Isaac Stoutenburgh '^ ,, . ,,. . 

Nicholas Bayard | Mangle Mmaiorne 

Andrew Van Tuyl 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
Esq«Aldn Jotham Post 

Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



•"Assist** 



The Clerk presented to the Board the Return of the Election in 
the Bowery Division of the 7^^ Ward of an Assessor in the place of 
Robert Rutgers who is gone to Sea, from which it appears that W" 
Beekman Jun'' was duly elected. 

M^ Beekman attending represented to the Board that his bad state 
of Health & bodily Weakness prevented his undertaking to execute 
the said Office & refused to take the Oaths prescribed by Law Where- 
upon a new Election of an Assessor in his stead was ordered to be 
held on Monday next. 

On an application to the Board on behalf of M"" White on the sub- 
ject of the Order of the last Meeting relative to the front of his Lot 
on the West side of the Broad Way, The Board proceeded to recon- 
sider the said Order And thereupon Determined that [248] on M' 
Augustus Van Cortlandt's entering into a Bond to this Corporation in 
the Penalty of £500, conditioned that whenever the proprietor of the 
adjoining Lot shall erect any Building thereon, that the whole front of 
such Building shall be erected on the said strait Line, the said founda- 
tion of M*" Whites House may be permitted to remain in its present 
situation. 

An application from Tho" Pearsall for a reform of part of Pearl 
Street opposite to John Street was read & referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 



28 June 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 167 

W" Hamersly having produced a satisfactory Affidavit of 

the Loss of one Bucket, at the fire of Brockholst Living* 

issued stons House, it was ordered that he be paid sixteen Shill^ 

for the same And that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the 

Treasurer for the paym^ thereof accordingly. 

[249] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YoTk^^' the 22^ June 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Theophtlos Beekman 



Gerret Harsen 
Mangle Minthome 



Isaac Stoutenburgh rEaqnAld* Jotham Post 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
John Campbell 



xAssist^ 



Frederick Stymets 
George Janeway 

The Oerk presented to the Board the Return of the Election in 
the Bowery Division of the 7* W** of an Assessor in the Place of W™ 
Beekman Jim'' who refused to serve, from which it appeared that 
Samuel Delaplaine was duly elected M'' Delaplaine attended and, being 
of the People called Quakers, took and subscribed the Affirmation 
by Law prescribed & directed. 

A Petition of John Fitzpatrick & others for a Regulation of Barley 
Street near the fresh Water Pond was read and referred to the Street 
Committee 

The Committee on the Subject of the Ferry from this City to Gov'* 
Island made a verbal Report on the Subject Whereupon it was ordered 
that it be referred to the Commissioners for directing the Public 
Works on Governors Island to make such Arrangement for the estab- 
lishing of a safe & convenient Ferry from this City to the said Island 
as they shall judge [250] most proper And that the Keeper of the said 
Ferry be allowed to demand & receive from each Person (excepting 
such as shall be employed at the public Works and the Troops in 
garrison there) six pence for going & six pence for returning. 

Ordered that the Clerk prepare an Ordinance for preventing Ferry 
to Paulus Hook being incommoded by Lime Boats in Cortlandt Slip. 

On a suggestion that the Proprietors of Water Lots between Coen- 
ties Slip & the White Hall Slip had coimteracted the Regulation lately 
made by this Board of a permanent Line in front of the City on the 
East River. 

Ordered that the Surveyors do forthwith make an accurate Survey 
o{ the North or inner Line of the 70 feet * Street on the East River 

* Marginal note reads South Street, — Ed. 



158 City of New Yoek 22 June 1796 

from the White Hall Slip to Coenties Slip shewing the actual Situa- 
tion of the Wharfs & Buildings lately erected and what Encroach- 
ments if any have been made. 

Ordered that Mess" Delafield & Ellison be required to remove such 
part of their respective Buildings as are not strictly conformable to 
the Line of the said Street ; And that it be required of the Proprietors 
of the Water Lots to with-hold the [251] sinking of any of the Piers 
or Wharfs unless in the presence and with the approbation of the 
Street Committee 

A Petition of Isaac Fortune & several others stiling themselves 
♦free People of colour was read setting forth " that they are free 
People of Colour residing in the City of New York, that they have 
lately associated under the name of the African Society for the laud- 
able Purposes of improving their Morals, by promoting a spirit of 
brotherly Love and a strict Regard to the Laws of the State 
and also with intent to procure a place for the erection of a 
building for divine worship and the interment of People of Colour. 
That the Corporation of the said City and the Corporation of 
Trinity Church and divers well disposed Individuals have been 
pleased to aid your Petitioners with Money to purchase Land for the 
abovementioned Purposes That two Lots of Land known by 232, 233 
situate in the seventh Ward of the said City have been purchased with 
the said Money and with what your Petitioners have added of their 
own and a Deed hath been executed by Sam* Delaplaine & his Wife 
to the Corporation of the said City for the said two Lots in trust for 
the purposes aforesaid which said Lots are bounded Easterly in front 
by first Street [252] westerly in the Rear by Lots belonging to the 
said Delaplaine Northerly by Lots belonging to Samuel Beebee & 
southerly partly by Lot N® 234 and belonging to William Barr and 
partly by Land of said Samuel Delaplaine and contain together in 
width fifty feet front & Rear and two hundred feet in Depth. And 
that your Petitioners are not at present able to become incorporated 
as a religious Society agreably to a Law of the State, they are under 
the necessity, from the peculiarity of their Situation, to request the 
further humane Assistance of the Corporation " And therefore re- 
spectfully soliciting " that that the Corporation will be pleased to au- 
thorize Six of your Petitioners to wit Isaac Fortune W" Hutson, 
Abraham Dickenson — ^John Hall, James Parker & Peter Francis, who 
are appointed by all your Petitioners, Managers of the Business of the 

* Marginal note reads Africans. — Ed. 



26 June 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 159 

said Association or Society, to improve & use the said Land for the 
purposes hereinbefore mentioned and to demand sue for receive & 
enjoy the Fees & Privileges usually taken & had by the Proprietors of 
burial Grounds in the said City and that in case of the Death or other 
removal of the said Managers, such [253] others as shall be chosen 
by the said Association may be so authorized And that whenever an 
Incorporation can be efi[ected agreably to Law the said Land may be 
conveyed to the Trustees for the purposes aforesaid." 

Whereupon it was resolved that this Board will comply with and 
grant the solicitation & request of the said Petitioners. 

Ordered that the Treas^ in his settlement with John Holdron for 
the last Years Rent of Paulus Hook Ferry make him the like abate- 
ment as the Year before last 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas"" to pay 

James Hoiuiam as Clerk to two late Elections of As- 

•^^^ sessor in the 7th w<i £1:12: — 

issued John Stagg for paving in the Fields £256 : 0: 2 

[254] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Friday 

New York^ ^^- tiie 26«« June 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

_, , ^ , ^ Frederick Stymets 

Thcoph* Beekman 1 Garret Harsen 

W StT^^^rrft kqr-Alda Jotham Post ^Assistti 

Isaac Stouteobor^ ^ j^^^l^ Minthom 

Wynant Van Zandt J j^^y^, ^^^^ J 

A Bond from Augustus Van Cortlandt to this Corporation duly 
executed on the subject of Henry White's Foundation of his House, 
conformable to the determination of this Board of the 17*** Instant, 
was presented to the Board approved & filed. 

Ordered that Benj* S Judah be permitted to lay the Timber in- 
tended for his Wharf, in White Hall Slip. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay. 

. Nkh* Carmer on Ace* towards the Reform making in 

J""^ the great Court Room y il50: — : — 

Mwcd George Forman for printing £1 : 16 : — 



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Cmr OF New York 



29 June 1796 



[255] City of ) ^^ 
New York^ 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



At a Coi33inon Council held on Monday 
June 29^ 1795 



Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Nicholas Bayard 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



^EsqrsAldn 



Garret Harsen 
Mangel Min&om 
George Janeway 
Anthony Post 
Frederick Stsrmets 



A Petition for the Regulation of Cherry Street to Rutgers Street 
was read and referred to the Street Committee 

A Petition of Ebenezer Stevens for permission to sink a Well in 
Water Street between Beekman Slip & Pecks Slip and also for the 
use of the Well boring Apparatus was read & granted under the in- 
spection of the Ald*^ & Assist of the Ward with the usual Allowance 
p' foot 

A Petition of John Graham for permission to make a small Slip 
in the Wharf of the new Bason at Thames Street, to hawl his saw 
Logs up on the Wharf was read & rejected. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^* on the Treas' to pay 

issued Abin Van Gelder for lights Lamps £63 : 9: — 

Isaac Mead for Carpenters Work & Materials on fire 
Engine Houses 24 : 16 : 9 



issued 



[256] City of ) At a Common Council held on Wedncs- 

New York J ^^* day the 1« day of July 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



John Campbell 
Thcoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



>-Esq"Aldn 



Jotham Post 
Mangel Minthom 
Anthony Post 
Nich« Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
George Janeway 
Mr Stymets 



^-Assistt* 



The Board having purs* to the Statute entitled " An Act concerning 
Jurors for the Trial of Issues in the City of New York " finished the 
Business committed to them by the said State, delivered to the Qerk 
the Boxes containing the Names of the Persons qualliiied to serve as 
Jurors written on Slips of Paper as by the said Statute is required & 
directed 



6 July 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiXUTES 161 

Ordered that Gideon Kimberley be appointed an additional Fire 
Man to Engine N® 21 And Ab« Boudewine to same Engine (vice) 
Frederick Elsworth gone to sea. 

[257] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 6*^ day of July 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nicholas Bayard 



Garret Harsen 
_ ... Mangel Minthorn 

►Esq™ AW Frederick Stymets 

George Jane way 



'Assists 



The following Report of Mess" Goerick & Taylor two of the City 
Surveyors on the Subject of the supposed Encroachment* made by 
Mess" Delafield & Ellison ; was read viz^ 

" That they cannot with exactness at present ascertain the western 
Range of the seventy feet Street on the East River, as ordered and 
rej:ulated by the Board, by reason of the great number of Obstruc- 
tions, and the difficulty of fixing a Point in the River from whence it 
must be determined: The place where this Point will be found is 
docked out but not filled in. From the best Observations they can 
now make the quantity of encroachment at M' Ellisons appears to be 
six feet SIX Inches & an half & at M*" Delafields three feet six Inches 
& an half." 

Thereupon ordered that Mess" Delafield & Ellison be required 
to conform strictly to the Line of the said Street as established 
[258] by this Board under the Direction of the said Surveyors. 

A Petition of W°* P. Smith & others for permission to use the 
great Court Room in the City Hall for M*" Elkanah Winchester to 
preach in was read & rejected. 

A Release from Samuel Delaplaine & Wife to this Corporation 
of two Lots of Ground near where the old dwelling House of James 
Delancev stood in the 7*^ Ward in trust for the use of the black 
people as a burial Ground; was read & approved by the Board & 
ordered to be recorded & deposited among the Corporation Deeds. 

An Estimate & Assessment for the paving of Robinson Street from 
Chappel Street to Greenwich Street was read & ratified by the Board 
And Tho* Lafoy was appointed to collect the Monies thereon And 
John Stagg to pave the said Street. 

* Marginal note reads on South Street. — Ed. 



162 City of New Yoek 18 July 1795 

Ordered that Benj* Ogden be appointed a fire Man to Engine N^' 
8 vice Anth<> Brown removed to N^ 1 And Augustus Wr^ & 
Sam^ Kip additional fire Men to N® 21. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*" to pay. 

Rinier Skaats for the G>nst&blts & Marshalls to cele- 
issued ^^^^^ ^^ ^th j^^^ il2:-:- 

issued And for the ringing of the Bells 7: 4:~ 

[259] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ^^- the 13*^ day of July 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theoph^ Beekman 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 
Wsmant Van Zandt 



Garret Harsen 
Nich» Carmer 
"EsqwAldn Fredck Stymcts 

George Janeway 
Mangel Minthorn 



"Assist** 



Pursuant to the Statute entitled "An Act for the more effectual 
collection of Taxes in the City & County of New York " the Board 
proceeded to examine compute & asscertain and thereupon did deter- 
mine that by virtue of the Law passed the last Session of the Legis- 
lature entitled " An Act to enable the Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty 
of the City of New York to order the raising Monies by Tax for the 
maintenance of the Poor & for defraying the other Expences in the 
City & County of New York " the Sum of £14000. be raised in the 
City & County of New York and the further Sum of £6000 within 
the City of New York South of the Line in the said Law described 
And that by virtue of another Law passed at the same Session of the 
Legislature entitled " An Act for the encouragement of Schools " the 
further Sum of £944. be raised in the said City [260] & County: 
And the Board did thereupon, from a comparison of the valuation of 
the Estates in the respective Wards contained in the Assessment 
Books or Lists, determine that of the whole amount of the three 
Sums above specified the following proportion be raised & paid by 
each Ward viz* 

l«tWard £2426: 2:11 2<i W«i £5175:10:5 

3d Do 4960:12:754 4th 2341:3:11 

5th Do 2025:18:754 6th 1575:6:4 

Bowery Divn] 721:17:5 Harlem 315:1:8 

7th No of Line \ . 



So of Do 1441: 0: 8 Total £20982:14: 7 



18 July 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 168 

And having caused a con4>utation what each pound of the said 
respective Sums ought to pay and caused the Sum to be paid by each 
Person to be inserted in the said List or Assessment opposite to his or 
her Name, the Warrants under their Hands & Seals for the collection 
thereof were ordered to be annexed as by Law is required & directed. 

The follow^ Report of the Street Committee for the Regulation 
of Rose Street was read & approved by the Board viz^ Beginning at 
the Kennel on the Westerly side of Pearl Street & thence ascending 
2^0 Inches on 10 feet to a Distance of 415 feet And thence de- 
scending 5j4 Inches on 10 feet to a further Distance of 415 feet 
[261] to the Kennel in Franckfort Street In consequence it will re- 
quire digging at the end of 45 feet from the highest Ground 2 feet 
11 Inches At the End of 100 feet further 4 feet 1 Inch— At the end 
of 100 feet further 4 feet 8 Inches And at the end of 75 feet further 
3 feet 3 Inches." 

The following Report of the Street G)mmittee was read & agreed 
to viz^ 

Regulation for Franckfort Street from Pearl Street to Jacob 
Street viz^ 

"From Pearl Street down Franckfort to the distance of 150 
feet with a Descent of 9 54o Inches on 10 feet in consequence it 
will require digging at the end of 75 feet from Pearl Street 2 feet & 
at the end of 75 feet further it will remain as it now is. Thence with 
a Descent of 5j4 Inches on 10 feet to Jacob Street — in consequence 
it will require filling in at the intersection of Skinners Street 2 feet 
8 Inches. 

R^ulation of Hague Street from Pearl Street to Franckfort 
Street 

Descent from Pearl Street 6 Inches on 10 feet to the intersec- 
tion of Skinner's Street in consequence it must be raised at the end 
of 75 feet from Pearl Street 1 foot 10 Inches & at the end of 75 
feet further 4 feet 3 Inches and at Skinners Street 3 feet 7 Inches 
in order to have a Descent of 1 Inch on 10 feet to Franckfort Street. 
N : B : deviate from [262] the Descent of Hague Street at the end of 
110 feet from Pearl Street, one foot below the above Regulation so as 
to carve it & meet the pavement in Skinner Street more easy." 

The Street Committee reported that the prayer of the Petition of 
James Meyers & others for a Well in Chatham Street ought to be 
granted on the usual Terms ; which was agreed to by the Board. 

A Petition of Townsend Underbill was read setting forth ♦" that 

* Marginal note reads this is a perfect abstract, — Ed. 



164 City of New Yoek 18 July 1796 

in Dec^ last he solicited of this Board a further Grant into the Water 
as far as the permanent Regulation, And understanding that it will 
be some time before this Board will be prepared to give out the Grants 
and he being desirous to build a Store on his Lot which in doing 
he will occupy about thirty feet more than his present Grant au- 
thorises," And therefore soliciting this Board for the necessary Per- 
mission to proceed in sinking a foundation on said thirty feet." 

Ordered that the prayer of the said Petition be granted. 

A Petition for digging out the Broad Way, north of Barley Street, 
agreable to it's regulation was read & referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 

A Petition from the Proprietors of Lots fronting the Hudson 
Bason for a preemption of the Water Lots was read & postponed. 

[263] The following Report was read approved & adopted by the 
Board viz* 

" The Road Committee in obedience to the Order of this Board 
having caused a Survey to be made of the Bloomingdale Road do 
now lay the same before you and report their Proceedings in the 
Premisses. 

That they have caused a Survey to be made of a continuation of 
the said Road from the place where the antient Road terminated at 
the Bam of Nich' De Peyster which is the place where the dwelling 
House of Adrian Hooglandt formerly stood, continued in a northerly 
direction through and across the Lands of the said Nicholas De 
Peyster, William Molenaer, John Waldron, Andrew M^Gown, John 
Meyer, Samuel Kelly and Samuel Broadhurst. That all the said 
Persons, except William Molenaer and John Meyer have released 
or are willing to release the said Road to this Corporation That your 
Committee have caused a particular Survey to be made of the Land 
to be taken for the said Road from the said Molenaer & Meyer and 
is as follows " from the north boundary of Nicholas De Peysters 
Land to the south Boundary of the Land of John Waldron as the 
said Road is laid out, is on a course of North 64° — 15' East across the 
Land of the said Molenaer 17 Chain, and one Chain in Breadth, 
containing One Acre, two Roods & thirty two Perches; [264] which 
Road, is marked out by Stakes firmly set in the Ground in the pres- 
ence and under the Direction of Your Committee. Your Committee 
have also laid out the said Road across the Land of the said John 
Meyer and runs from the north boundary of Andrew M^Gowns Land 
to the south boundary of the Land of Samuel Kelly on a course 
of north 34«— IS' East Six Chains & 90 Links then north Sl<>— 15' 



18 July 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



166 



Coni*«« 



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East 15 Chains in all 21 Chains & 90 Links & of one Chain in Breadth 
And contains two Acres & thirty perches." 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 
Mangle Minthome 
Garret Harsen 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tuyl 

Ordinances for the following Purposes were then read & passed 
by the Board viz* 

For digging out & filling in George Street in the 7^^ Ward." 
The like with respect to Orange Street " 
For paving the follow* Streets viz^ 

Oister pasty Lane, Edgar Street, and Lumber Street from Rector 
Street to Egar Street" 

Chappel Street from Murray Street to Chambers Street" 
Franckfort Street (from Pearl Street to Jacob Street) Hague 
Street, Skinners Street & Rose Street." 

Ordered that the Aid** & Assist of the 7^^ W<^ take order for re- 
pairing the Catharine Slip Ferry Stairs.- 

[265] Ordered that John Rankins be appointed a fireman to 
Engine iJ^ 10 vice John Hooghland resigned. 

The C(Mnmittee on the small Change Notes reported that they had 
burnt to ashes the f ollow* viz^ 

6900 of one penny £28 : 15 

6000 of two pence 50 : — 

6500 of three pence. 81 : 5 



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160: 



2 half Sheets imperfect. 





5 



£160: 5 
Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 



issued 
issued 

issued 



issued 



issued 

issued 
issued 



Jacob Harsen on Ace* for Roads £100 : — : — 



George Janeway on Ace* for Repairs to Bridewell 

Md^ Furman on Ace* for the New Bason at Thames 
Street 

John Simmons for the Expences of Canvasser Assembly 
Votes & the celebration of the anniversary of our In- 
dependence 

Colo Sabastian Bauman for the Expences of illuminating 
the Govt House & City Hall 

Andrew Wright for Jurors balloting Boxes 

W™ J Elsworth for 2 fire Engines 



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41: 


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City of New Yobk 



20 July 1795 



[266] City of ^ At a Conunon Council held on Monday 

New York5 **' the 20^ July 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*' Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgfa 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theoph* Beekman 



EsqnAldn 



George Janeway 
Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 
Frederick Stymets 



-Assist^ 



On the Application of W™ Nidson & Peter Schenck Ordered that 
John Stagg, George Gosman, John Moore James Robinson & John 
Day be appointed to view their respective Water Lots East of Coenties 
Slip & to determine whether they will bear Foundations for buildings 
of Stone or Brick. 

A Petition against the immediate pavement of Cherry Street 
was read & referred to the Street Committee 

Ordered that the several Persons who were appointed to super- 
intend the cleaning of the Streets last year be reappointed to that 
Service for this Year. 

Ordered that permission be given to sink a Well in Lumber Street 
where the Aid" & Assist of the Ward shall direct 

Ordered that Charles Dickenson & Ab" Russell be permitted to 
make Areas to their Houses in Broad Way. 

[267] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*^ on the Treas*" to pay 

issued Matthew Bofaner for forage for the Mud Drudge Horses 2:14: 8 

issued Cotton Gelston for Lamp Oil 347:15:10 

issued George Dominick for Plank for the Kissing Bridge 8: 2: — 

Sidney Phoenix for copying & & carrying out the pound- 
age of the Tax Books 

Ald° Furman on Ace* towards the new Bason at Thames 
Slip 



issued 



issued 



25: 5:- 



200:—:- 



City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp^' the 27^ day of July 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Garret Harsen 



Theoph* Beekman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
John Campbell 
Isaac Stoutenburg^ 



^Esq«Aldn 



Nich« Carmer 
Mangle Minthorn 
Jotham Post 
Fred. Stymets 
Antho Post 



George Janeway 

On the application of Tredwell Jackson Ordered that John Stagg 
George Gosman John Moore, James Robinson & John Day be ap- 



27Jiilyi7»6 Common Council Minutes 167 

pointed to examine his Water Lot N^ 4 on front Street & to de- 
termine whether it will bear a foundation for a Building of Stone or 
Brick. 

[268] An Estimate & Assessment for paving the foot Walks of 
Pearl Street from Rutgers Street to Chatham Street was read & 
ratified by the Board And John Cheesman was appointed to super- 
intend the paving of the said Street And David Harriot to collect the 
Monies on the said Assessment 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Warren Street for the removal 
of part of a House which projects into the Street was read & rejected. 

Ordered that George M^Kay be permitted to make rain Water 
Gstems at the front of his Houses on Nassau Street under the In- 
spection of the Aid" & Assist, of the Ward. 

It appearing to the Board from a Report of the Managers of the 
Alms House Lottery that from the slow sale of the Tickets, the 
drawing cannot commence on the day assigned And it being conceived 
that the sales will be encouraged by the vending of Tickets on credit 
payable on the commencement of the drawing of the Lottery. 

Whereupon resolved that the drawing of the said Lottery be post- 
poned until the 2^ Tuesday of february next to be peremptorily com- 
menced on that Day And that the Managers be authorized to sell the 
Tickets & receive for pa3anent endorsed Notes or Bonds with Surety 
such as they shall approve & payable on the commencement of the 
drawing of the Lottery as aforesaid. 

[269] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer 
to pay. 

issued Alexander Lamb for City Watch i2S3: 8 

issued James Culbertson for the like 253: 8 

issued the same for repairs Fly Market 0: 16 

issued Wm Beekman for repairs to Pecks Slip Wharf 12 : 2 

. Aid" W. Van Zandt for Repairs & Improveiii*« at Brook- 

"*"^ lyn f or bailee of his Acct of 192 : 3 : 5 53: 3: 5 

issued Ab» Van Gelder for lighting Lamps 63: 8: — 



168 City of New York 8 Aug. 1796 

p. . > At a Common G)uncil held at the Alms 

J- y , ^C ss. House on Monday the 3^ day of Aug* 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq** Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Theophilus Beekman 
John Campbell 



Frederick Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
^EsnnAldn Nicholas Carmer 

Jotham Post 
George Janeway 



•^ Assist^ 



The Board having visited the several Wards in the Alms House & 

Bridewell The Committee of Ace** reported that they had examined 

the Commiss" Ace** & found them right viz* 

Expenditures of the Alms House for the last Quarter £2524: 15: 11^ 

Of the Bridewdl 316: 5: 7 

An Estimate for the Alms House for the ensuing Quarter 

amounting to £2200:—:^ 

And for the Bridewell 100: —: — 

- was agreed to by the Board a Warr* ordered to issue accord- 
issued . , "^ 
ingly. 

[270] Ordered that John Baptist & William Hunter be appointed 
Firemen to Engine N^ 2 vice Joel Post & John Brown resigned And 
Thomas CoUard and Philip Lockwood additional Fire Men to the same 
Engine. 

Ordered that Joseph Newton be permitted to lay a Drain across 
Greenwich Street & down Pollock Street to carry off the Water 
which comes from the upper Lots fronting Lumber Street. 

An Application of George Lindsay to extend his Wharf farther 
into the River was rejected. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

Wm Sloo for the G)nstables & Marshalls for conveying 
issued Vagrants to Bridewell £19:12: 6 

John Millidollar for 2 Buckets lost at the fire of Beek- 

*"^*^ mans Stable 1: 8:- 

issued Aid" Furman on Ace* towards the New Bason £200: — : — 



17 Aug. 1795 Common Council Minutes 



169 



[271] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkj^^^' the 17^^ Day of August 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esquire Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theophilns Beekman 
John Campbell 
Nicholas Bayard & 
Isaac Stoutenburgh ^ 



'Esqn AldB 



Frederick Stjonets 
George Janeway 
Anthony Post 
Nicholas Carmer 
Mangle Minthorn 
& Garret Harsen 



>As%tM 



Several presentments having been found by the Grand Jury of 
the last Court of General Sessions of the peace against Nuisances in 
several Streets in the 2^ 3^ 5*^ & &^ Wards— The Board order that a 
G)mmittee be appointed to consist of the following Gentleman Viz* 
Aid" Furman, W. Van Zandt, and Beekman and M*" Carmer, A. Post, 
Janeway, and Minthorn to Contract and agree for Scavengers to clean 
the Streets in such manner as they shall think proper &c. And the 
Board do further Order that the following persons be appointed to 
assist the Magestrates in the due execution of the Street Law, Viz* 
1« Wd Thomas Ludlow, Carlile Pollock, James Stewart, John Van 
Dyck, William Muir, John Remsen, James Duffie, John Goodeve, 
John Sickles, Gerardus Smith Junior, [272] Edward Meeks, Ber- 
nardus Swartwout Junior, Joseph Newton and John Parkison — 2^ 
Ward, Garret Kettletas, Comfort Sands, Hugh Pollock, John Henry 
Joshua Waddington, Lewis Ogden, Anthony L. Bleecker, Joseph 
Griffiths, Robert Bruce, Gulian Verplanck, Peter T. Curtenious, Joseph 
Pearson, and John P. Pearss — 3^ Ward, Richard R. Lawrance, Wyn- 
ant Van Zandt Jun"" John Ellis, Jeronimus Alstyne, John Mowatt, 
John Hone Willet Seaman Nicholas G. Carmer, Ezekiel Robins, 
Caleb Haviland, John Murray, Henry Rogers, William Willson, 
Samuel Talman, Selah Strong and Elijah Cock, 4^ Ward, Jacob 
Abrams, Isaac Jones, John G. Glover, William J. Elsworth, George 
Stanton, Anthony Rutgers, Frederick Rhinelander, James L. Bogert, 
Andrew Hopper, and Ahasuerus Turk — 5*** Ward, John Post, for 
Water Street, John Buchanan for Cherry Street, Henry Riker for 
Pearl Street, Garret Abeel for James Street, John M^^Qain for Oliver 
Street, John Day for Roosevelt Street, James Grant for Rutgers 
Street, Jonathan Connary for Chesnut Street, Ezekiel Bishop for 
Banker Street, Nathaniel Nott for Hague Street, Willett Cole Junior 
for Ferry Street, Daniel Hitchcock, for George Street, Cornelius 
C. Roosevelt, for Gold Street, David Harriot for Frankford Street, 



170 City of New York 17 Aug. 1796 

James Tylee for Chatham Street, Thomas Ammerman for Vande- 
water Street, Jesse Wicks for Rose Street, William Rhinelander — for 
William Street, and John Fullam for Thomas Street, 7^ Ward, 
Hezekiah Ivers, Francis Dominick, Martin Morrison, Samuel Dela- 
plane, David Mitchelson, Joseph Fox, Thomas Drake, and Gilbert 
Pell. 

[273] A Petition of David Ackerman & others for permissicm to 
sink a Well in the upper part of Greenwich Street was read and 
granted under the Direction of the Aid** & Assist* of the 6^** W<* 

Ordered that W" Ogden be appointed to superintend the paving 
of Fletcher Street in the Stead of John Moore & Jn® Cheesman 

On the Applications of Isaac Riley, Gulian Verplanck Ex'* of Rob* 
Cromline dec**, & D*" Samuel Nicoll for the appointment of Persons to 
view their respective Water Lots, and to determine whether they will 
bear Foundations for Buildings of Stone &f^ Ordered that John Stagg, 
George Gosman, John Moore James Robinson & John Day be ap- 
pointed accordingly. 

A Petition of D*" Samuel Nicoll requesting a Conferrence on the 
subject of the Blooming Dale Road as it respects the Common Lands 
by him lately purchased was read & referred to the Road Committee. 

A Petition of George Lindsay to sink an additional Block in front 
of his Water Lot on Hudsons River was read & granted under the 
Inspection of the Aid" & Assist of the Ward. 

A Petition of John Taylor & others for feave to open & clear the 
Drain in Pearl Street was read & granted. 

A Petition of Hugh Gaine for a Grant of the Soil under Water 
opposite his Lots fronting Hudsons River in the &^ Ward was read 
& the consideration thereof postponed. 

[274] On the application of the City Surveyors 

Ordered that all the Vessels at the Wharfs on the Hudsons River 
which obstruct the Surveyoj;s in making the Gerf Survey be removed 
until the Business be compleated. 

A Request of James W Lent for the use of the Mud scow was 
granted. 

The Street Committee reported the follow^ Regulations for the 
foUow^f Streets; which were approved by the Board viz* 

Fisher Street from the Kennel in the Bowery Lane to the northern 
Kennel in Division Street. Assent from the Bowery Road along 
Fisher Street to the distance of 280 feet 1J4 Inch on 10 feet — ^thence 



17 Aug. 17»6 Common Council Minutes 171 

descent on 10 feet 1J4 Inch to Division Street in consequence it will 
require to be dug at the distance of 327 feet from the Bowery Lane, 
being the Center of first Street 4 feet, And the proposed northern 
Kennel in Division Street will require to be dug down 2 feet 1 Inch 
below it's present Surface, from thence descending along Division 
Street to the Head of George Street, being 120 feet Distance, with 1 J4 
Inch on 10 feet conformable to which the head of George Street will 
require digging out 3 feet 4 Inches. 

George Street from conformable to the above Regulation from 
Division Street [275] to the extent of 500 feet beyond the South side 
of Cherry Street being the extent of the Grants. At the Head of 
George Street it must be dug out 3 feet 4 Inches thence descending 
down George Street to the extent of the Grants after raising at the 
extent of the Grants a Dock or Wall Plate 4 feet above common 
Hi^ Water Mark with 2 % Inches on 10 feet in consequence it will 
require digg[ing at the intersection of Harman Street 6 feet 11 Inches 
—at the intersection of Henry Street 12 feet 3 Inches at the intersec- 
tion of Bedlow Street 9 feet 2 Inches — ^at the intersection of Lombard 
Street it will require to be raised 5 Inches — ^at the intersection of 
Cheapside Street 2 feet 7 Inches — ^at the intersection of Qierry 
Street 8 feet 7yi Inches & above the top of the present Wall Plate of 
the Wharf on the South side of Cherry Street 11 feet 7 Inches. 

Harman Street from Catharine Street to the proposed Kennel in 
George Street — Ascent to the distance of 514 feet 6 Inches, and descent 
to the distance of 214 feet 6 Inches with 1^ Inch on 10 feet to the 
proposed Kennel in George Street — in consequence it will require dig- 
ging at the distance of 229 feet from Catharine Street 8 feet 5 Inches 
-^i the distance of 225 further 3 feet 7 Inches & at the intersection of 
George Street 6 feet 1 1 Inches. 

[276] Cheapside Street — ^Ascent from the present Kennel in 
Catharine Street to the intersection of George Street 1 ®%oo Inches 
on 10 feet ; in consequence at the distance of 83 feet from Catharine 
Street it will remain as it is — from thence to the distance of 100 feet 
it will require digging 1 foot — thence to the distance of 100 further 
2 feet — ^thence to the distance of 145 further 2 feet 7 Inches — ^thence 
to the distance of 100 feet further it must be raised 10 Inches & at the 
intersection of George Street 2 feet 7 Inches. 

Ordered that a Survey & Regulation of Cherry Street be made 
4 reported to the B^ without delay 



172 



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24 Aug. 1796 



issued 

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Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay 

Frederick Stymets the further Sum of i200 on Acc^ 

towards the new Bason at Thames Slip £200 : — : — 

Nich* Carmer on Acc^ to the new O Room in the City 

Hall il50: — 

Rinier Skaats for 1 Q^ Services & disbursements £15: 4 

Gerard J Bancker for 4 Q' Cask of Gun Powder £24 : — 

James Culbertson for City Watch £63 : 7 

W™ Carver for Medicine for the public Horses £0: 16 



[277] City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkj^^ the 24^^* Aug^ 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theoph» Beekman 
Nich« Bayard 



••EsqwAldn 



Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthorn 
George Janeway 
Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 
Nich» Carmer 



>- Assists 



An Estimate & Assessment for paving Greenwich Street from 
Rector Street to the Battery was read & ratified And Aert Huysman 
was appointed to collect the Monies & George Gosman to pave the said 
Street 

The following Persons were appointed Fire Men to Engine N® 2 
whereof Benj^ North is foreman viz* 

James Lord — ^Jesse Donaldson — ^John Smith, Francis J Dominick 
— Cornelius Mabey, George Lord, Matthias Carvey James Thomas — 
Edmund Brown Jun*" 

A Petition of James Donaldson for a further Grant into the 
North River in front of his Lot was read & the consideration post- 
pone* 

The Street Committee reported the follow^ Regulations for 
Cherry Street, part of Water [278] Street & Crown Point Street as 
a temporary Regulation to make a good & passable Road to Corlaers 
Hook And also a Regulation for Lombard Street which were approved 
by the Board. 

Regulation of Cherry Street from Catharine Street to the center 
of Washington Street — ^thence southerly to Water Street — thence 
along Water Street to Crown Point Street — ^and thence along Crown 
Point Street to the eastern Bounds of M"" Ivers's Ground 

Ascent from Catharine Street to the Distance of 375 feet 1J4 Inch 



24 Aug. 1790 Common Council Minutes 178 

on 10 feet to George Street in consequence it will require raising 4 
Inches at the distance of 150 feet from Catharine Street — ^thence at 
the distance of 100 feet further 2 feet 3 Inches. At the distance of 75 
feet farther it will remain as it is. At the intersection of George Street 
it will require raising 2 feet 

From George Street to Qiarlotte Street Ascent to the distance of 
313 feet and descent to the distance of 273 feet l}i Inch on 10 feet to 
Charlotte Street — in consequence it will require raising 2 feet 7 
Inches at the distance of 90 feet from George Street — ^at the distance 
of 150 feet further 7 feet— at the distance of 150 feet further 6 feet 9 

* 

Inches & at the intersection of Charlotte Street it will remain as it is. 

From Charlotte to Rutgers Street. Ascent to the distance of 315 
feet & descent to the same distance 1^ Inch on 10 feet — in conse- 
quence it will require to be raised at the distance of 190 feet from the 
center of Charlotte Street [279] 2 feet 6 Inches — ^thence at the dis- 
tance at the distance of 125 feet further 1 foot 5 Inches (being the 
highest Ground) and at the center of Rutgers Street 4 feet 9 Inches. 

From Rutgers to Washington Street Ascent to a distance 212 feet 

6 Inches and descent to the same distance with 1^ Inch on 10 feet 
to the center of Washington Street — in consequence it will require 
raising at the distance of 150 feet from the center of Rutgers Street 

7 feet and at the intersection of Washington Street 7 feet 8 Inches. 

From the intersection of Washington & Cherry Streets to the in- 
tersection of Clinton & Water Streets. 

Ascent to a Distance of 340 feet and descent to a distance of 90 
feet with 1J4 Inch on 10 feet to Clinton Street — in consequence it 
will require raising at the distance of 160 feet from the center of 
Washington Street 2 feet — ^at the distance of 100 feet further 3 
Inches & at the intersection of Clinton Street & Water Street it will 
require digging 6 feet 

From Qinton Street to a Street lately laid out by Henry Rutgers & 
Stephen M*^Crea 

Ascent from Qinton Street to the said Street 5 %o Inches on 10 
feet— in consequence the said new Street will require digging out 15 
feet. 

From the said new Street to Montgomery Street Ascent to a dis- 
tance of 92 feet and descent to a distance of 212 feet with 1 J/$ Inches 
on 10 feet to Montgomery Street — in consequence Montgomery Street 
will require digging 4 feet 

[280] Crown Point Street from Montgomery Street to Scammel 
Street 



174 City of New Yoek 24 Aug. 1795 

Descent 1 9(o ^^<^^ on 10 feet — ^in consequence at the distance 
of 220 feet from the center of Montgomery Street it will require rais- 
ing 1 foot 11 Inches, thence at the distance of 200 feet further 7 feet 
4 Inches and at the intersection of Scammel Street 2 feet From 
Scammel Street ascent 5 Inches on 10 feet to the eastern Boundary 
Line of Ivers's Ground being 110 feet from the center of Scanmiel 
Street so as to meet the present Situation of the remaining part of 
Crown P* Street 

Lombard Street 

Ascent from Catharine Street to the proposed Kennel in Geoige 
Street 1J4 Inch on 10 feet — ^in consequence it will require filling 6 
Inches at the distance of 210 feet from Catharine Street — ^thence at 
the distance of 100 feet further it will require digging 1 foot 8 Inches 
— at the distance of 125 feet further 2 feet 6 Inches & at the intersec- 
tion of George Street to be raised 5 Inches. 

Ordinances were then passed " for digging out & filling in Cherry 
Street from Catharine Street to Washington Street Thence to the 
Intersection of Water Street & Qinton Street. And Water Street 
from Clinton Street to Montgomery Street and thence along Crown 
point Street to M' Ivers's Ground. 

For digging out & filling in Fisher Street from the Bowery Lane 
to the Comer of first & Division Street — Harman Street from Cath- 
arine Street to George Street And George Street from Division Street 
to Cherry Street." 

[281] And for digging out filling in and paving of Lombard & 
Cheapside Streets And Division Street from Catharine Street to 
George Street. 

A Petition of Philip Webbers to dig Clay on the Common Lands 
for the use of the Potters was read & rejected. 

The Committee on the small Change Notes reported that they had 

cancelled & burnt to ashes the follow^f viz* 

5000 of one penny each £20: 16 : 8 

7000 of two pence 58: 6: 8 

7000 of three pence 87: 10: 10 



£166:13: 4 

The Board then proceeded [to] the consideration of a Law "more 
effectually to prevent Nuisances & for cleansing the Streets in the City 
of New York " and the same being read by Paragraphs was agreed to 
& ordered to be published. 



8 Sept. 1795 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 175 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay. 

issned James Meyer tow^ a new Well in Chatham Street ilO: 8 

issued Benj* Taylor one of the City Surveyors £26: 16 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £126:14 

issued James Culbertson for the like £63: 7 

[282] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New Yorkj **' the 8^ day of Sept' 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Gabriel Furman 

Garret Harsen 
George Jancway 



John Campbell 
Theoph* Bedmian 



Wynant Van Zandt ^EsqnAldn Frederick Stymets XAssisfii 



Isaac Stotitcnbnrgh 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nich* Bayard 



Mangle Mintfaom 
Nicholas Carmer 



William Brown 16/6 Sexton of S^ Pauls Church admitted & sworn 
a Freeman of this City 

Porsoant to the Statute, the Board proceeded to appoint a place 
in each Ward and Inspectors for the ensuing Election of Charter 
OflScers & the following Places & Persons were appointed for the 
respective Wards viz* 

1< Ward Trinity Church Jacob Morton 

2il» QtyHaU Thomas Barrow 

^ Do North Church John Young 

♦*!)• St Pauls Church George Lindsay 

SADo Friends Meeting H« Waiiam Newton 

^ !)• Alms House John Crolius Jun*" 

7*I> Richd Varians Peter Siting. 

Ordered that Aid** Furman & Van Tuyl & Mess" Harsen Carmer 
& Minthom be a Committee to attend at the Treasurers to examine 
& audit his Books & Acc^ 

A Petition against the immediate paving of Cheapside Street was 
wad fr rejected. 

A Petition of Henry A Dormand & others ag^ the laying of Ma- 
nure on the vacant Ground in the Rear of the Alms House was read 
& [283] Thereupon Ordered that no Person shall deposit any Dirt or 
Manure on any of those Grounds on pain of prosecution. 

On the application of Townsend Underhill 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore> James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine his Water Lot & to 
determine whether it will bear a foundation for a Building of Brick 
or Stone. 



176 City of New York 8 Sept. 1795 

A Petition for digging out Mott Street was read & referred to the 
Street Com*** 

Ordered that each of the Constables & Marshalls who superin- 
tended the execution of the Street Law be allowed HO for their 
Services the last Year & that such Fines as they may have received 
be appropriated to their respective own use & further that tlie Treas*" 
repay to John Ackerman such Monies. as he received for Fines & 
paid into the Treasury. 

Ordered that Isaac Selover be appointed a Measurer of Grain. 

Ordered that the Ald*^ & Assist* of the 2^ & 3^ Wards be a Com- 
mittee to take order for improving & repairing the Gutters & Kennels 
at the Fly Miarket so as to prevent the collection of Dirt & FUth. 

The Treasurer reported to the Board a List of Accounts standing 
open in his Books ag* divers persons & which produce no Revenue & 
are deemed irrecoverable And submitted to the Board the propriety of 
transferring them to Ace* of the City of New York, And the Board 
having examined the said List the Ace** standing open ag* the fol- 
lowing Persons were ordered to be transferred as aforesaid viz* 

[284] Moses Wallis Gozen Ryerss 

Thomas Quigly Jeremiah Stone 

Charles Wiessenfels John Miller 

Abijah Palmer W^ Grinding 

And ag* the f ollow« viz* Roosevelt. Street — John Street And Belle 
Vue Hospital 

Whereas complaints have been made of great Damage being done 
by Goats going ^t large, to the Trees & Shrubs as well in private 
Gardens as in the Places set apart as public Walks for the Inhabitants 
Therefore be it ordained that it shall not be lawful for any Goats to 
go at large in any part of this City And that all Goats at any time 
found going at large in this City shall be thereby forfeited to and be- 
come the property of any Person who shall sieze & take such Goats 
And further that it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons who 
shall find any Goats going at large or trespassing in any place in this 
City to kill or destroy or seize & take & appropriate such Goat to his 
or their own use. 

M"" Mayor laid before the Board a Letter from His Excellency 
the Governor of the 6*^ Instant on the subject of the ^Proclamation 
issued by the Governor of Pennsilvania, suspending all Intercourse 
between this City & Philadelphia And the said Letter together with 
a Report made to his Excellency on the 5*^ Instant by the Medical 

* Marginal note reads on account of Malignant Fever. — ^Ea 



issued 



issued 



U Sept. 1795 Common Council Minutes 177 

Society in this City And also a Report made to his Excellency by the 
Health Committee in this City on this day [285] were respectively 
read & duly considered And thereupon resolved that M' Mayor be 
requested to inform his Excellency the Governor, in Answer to his 
Letter, that this Board do verily believe that the Pacts contained in the 
said respective Reports are, according to the best Information this 
Board have been able from time to time to obtain, correct and true ; 
And further that from the Information of the individual Members of 
this Board, it is the Opinion of this Board that a much greater D^^ee 
of general Health prevails in this City at present than is usual at this 
Season of the Year. 

Ordered that M'' Mayor issue his Warr^* on the Treasurer to pay. 

Frederick Stsrmets on Acc^ towards the New Baaon at 

Thames's Slip i400 : — 

issued James Culbertson for City Watch 63: 7 

issued Alex^ Lamb for the like 63: 7 

issued Ab>B Van Gelder for lamp lighters 63 : 14 

The same for the bailee of his annual Acc^ as Superin- 

tendt Lamp Departmt 81: 8:11 

issued Isaac Terboss towards a new Well in Lumber Street 6: 16 : — 

. John Macrell for the like at the Comer of Charlotte & 

"*°*** Henry Streets 15: 8 

issued David Waldron for Repairs to Roads 142 : 9 

issued John Keyser Jon*' for a platform to a Well 2 : 13 

issued John Mowat for fire Bucket 0: 18 

issued Benj* North for a new fire Engine House No 22 24: 4: 

issued Arch<i Dunlap for Repairs to Pumps 28 : 16 

issued Lazalier & Williamson for Iron Work to Do 2 : 15 

[286] W" J Elsworth for the ball" of his annual Ace* 

in the fire Departmt 118: 8: 1 

issued Wm Hardenbrook for making & mending Lamps 47 : 9 : 9 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J *^' the W^ day of Sept^ 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Andrew Van Tuyl 

Mangel Minthorn 

Nicholas Carmer 
Wynant Van Zandt J^Esq«Ald«» Garret Harsen 
John Campbell George Janeway 

Theoph* Beekman Frederick Stjmiets 

Nich« Bayard 

Ordered that Robert Carter be appointed Inspector of the ensuing 
Election in the third Ward in the stead of John Young who declines 
serving. 



issued 



Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Gabriel Furman 



>.Assistte 



178 City of New Yoek 14 Sept. 1796 

The Street Committee reported the follow* Regulation for Colden 
Street ; which was agreed to by the Board viz^ 

" Beginning at the Kennel on the northerly side of Chatham Street 
& from thence ascending with one & an half Inch on 10 feet to the 
distance of 105 feet, & thence descending with one & an half Inch 
on 10 feet to Augustus Street, then beginning on the westerly side 
of Augustus Street and descending nine Inches on 10 feet to the inter- 
section of George Street. Agreable to the above Regulation it will re- 
quire to be lowered at the distance of 105 from Chatham Street [287] 
five feet five Inches. At the intersection of Augustus Street on the 
East side five feet and on the west side four feet five Inches. At the 
distance of 50 feet farther three feet nine Inches. At the distance of 
65 feet further one foot three Inches And at the intersection of 
George Street to be raised 11 feet 8 Inches." 

Petitions from Carlisle Pollock & William M^Kenny for additional 
Grants of Water Lots into Hudsons River was read & postpon'd 

On reading a Petition from the Neighborhood ordered that a 
Regulation be made of Beaver Lane. 

A Letter subscribed by Leonard Bleecker George Warner & 
Thomas Storm, a Committee on the part of a number of Citizens who 
have associated & formed themselves into a Society for the purpose of 
aiding & assisting the Magistrates in the due execution of the Law 
against the profanation of the Lords Day was read And thereupon 
Resolved that this Board do consider the object contemplated by the 
said Society as highly laudable & praiseworthy. 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in Harmen 
Street was read & ratified by the Board & Martin Morrison was ap- 
pointed to collect the Monies & John Foot, John Battenburgh & 
Daniel Raveau to dig out & fill in the said Street. 

An Ordinance for paving Bancker Street from Roosevelt Street to 
Catharine Street was read & passed by the Board 

[288] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas' to 
pay. 

X W™ Sloo for taking Fish for the use of the Alms House 

issued & Bridewell £20:-:- 

Gcorge Bunker for Lamp Oil £> : 12: 6 

William Williams for Repairs to the Wharf at Pecks 

Slip £11:19: 6 

James Wood for Repair? Lamps £26: 9: 2 



i9 Sept. 1795 COMMOX COUNCIL MiNUTES 179 



City of ) At a Common Council hdd on Monday 

New York} **' the 21»* day of Sept' 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Isaac Stontentmrgfa ") »t- l . ^ 

Gabrid Ftmnan | Nicholas Canner 

Theophi Beekman }.E9q™Ald« Mangle Minthom 

John CampbeU \ <^*"J'* ""*«» 

Andrew Van Tuyl J Anthony Post 

Francis Roach, Taylor— ^/6 ) ^ . . . — ,, , ^. -.^ 

Joshna Crane, Carpenter 36/6 \ we^^dmrtted & sworn Free Men of this City 



^Assiste 






Ordered that the Law " for the suppression of Immorality " And 
the Ordinance " for the due observance of the Lords Day called Sun- 
day " be republished in the public News Papers. 

Ordered that the Committee on the Repairs to G* Court Room 
take order for the more effectual prevention of the leaking of the 
Roof of the City Hall. 

Ordered that the Treasurer settle with & pay Brockholst Living- 
ston the arrears of Rent due on the Lease of Belle Vue Hospital. 

Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Wari*" on the Treas"" to 

pay [289] William Mollinaer the Sum of fifty two Pounds 

issued ^^^ ^^^ Meyer the Sum of twenty seven Pounds for the 

Sums assessed by the Jury at the last Mayors Court as 

Recompence & Damages for their respective Lands taken 

to continue the Blooming Dale Road 
. . Garret Harsen for the Expences attending the Com- 
mittee ft Jurors on the View of the said Land il8 : 16 : — 

issued James Culbertson for City Watch £S3: 7: — 

. , Frederick Stymets on Ace* towards the New Bason at 

^^ Thames Slip 100: — : — 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New York^ ^^ the 29^ day of Sept' 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 



Isaac Stoutenburgh ' 
Gabriel Furman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
John Campbdl 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Theophs Beekman 



'Assist** 



Garret Harsen 

Nicholas Carmer 
T^ A « « George Janeway 

E«l"Ald- Anthony Post 

Frederick Stymets 
Mangel Minthome 

The following Report was read & approved by the Board viz* 
'* We the Subscribers appointed a Committee to examine the Books 
of the City Treasurer Do report that there has been received since the 
last Settlement from the Commissioners for building the Bridge at 



tee 



180 City of New York 29 Sept. 1795 

Brunswick one hundred and eighty five Pounds 12/ for the use of the 
Dock Machine — from M*" Rickets [290] for the amount of a benefit 
Night for the Poor, One hundred & thirty five Pounds 12/4 From 
the Corporation Revenue & Tickets issued for small Change eight 
Thousand four hundred & fifty two Pounds 2/4 Which several Sums 
with the baltance of two thousand nine hundred & ninety one Pounds 
2/7 due on settlement last Year makes the Sum of eleven thousand 
seven hundred & sixty four Pounds 9/3J4 And that there has been 
paid out to the Order of Common Council Six thousand five hundred 
& seventeen Pounds 14/3 which leaves a Ballance to the City of New 
York from the Revenue account of five thousand two hundred & forty 
six Pounds fifteen Shillings. 

New York Sept' 24*»> 1795 Gabriel Furman ^ 

Garret Harsen 
Andrew Van Tuyl ^Com 
Nicholas Carmer 
Mangle Minthom 

The Board then proceeded to the appointment of a Treasurer or 
Chamberlain of this City for the ensuing Year and Daniel Phoenix 
was unanimously appointed accordingly. 

M'' Mayor then nominated & appointed James Culbertson to the 
Office of High Constable of this City for the ensuing Year 

Ordered that the proprietors of the Lots, between *Rhinelanders 
& Lispenards Brewery be permitted [to] sink a Well in such part of 
the Street as the Alderman & Assistant of the Ward shall assign 

Ordered that Aid" Campbell & Mess" Janeway & Carmer be a 
Committee for the erection of a new Stable at the Alms House for 
the public Horses. 

[291] Ordered that the enclosed Ground, commonly called the 
Bowling Green, in front of the Gov* House be appropriated to the 
use of the Gove [r] nor for the time being; And that M*" Mayor be 
requested to communicate it to his Excellency 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas- 
ury to pay the Commissi^> of the Alms House to be 
applied to the Relief of families become distressed & 
necessitous by reason of the present epidemic Fever 

in this City £100:- 

issued Ab*n Van Gelder for light? Lamps £63 : 9 

issued Alexr Lamb for the City Watch £63: 7 

David Ackerman towards a new Well in Greenwich 
issue Street near Lispenards £5 : — : — 

* Marginal note reads in Greenwich 5** — Ed. 



6 Oct. 1795 Common Council Minutes 181 



City of ) At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New YorkC ^' Oct^ &^ 1795 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Tbeoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stontenburgh 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



Anthony Post 
Nicholas Carmer 
^Esq«Aldn Garret Harsen 

George Jancway 
Frederick Stymets 



^Assist** 



M' Mayor laid before the Board a Letter from the Mayor of 
Philadelphia, which was read, in the Words following viz' 

*'Sir 

Two Years have not elapsed since a Correspondence took place 
between us on a Subject [292] the most distressing ever known to 
Americans. The dreadful Calamity with which our City was then 
visited alarmed the United States from one extreme to the other. We 
became the Objects of the Benevolence of many of our Neighbours 
and we recollect with the most lively Gratitude the part which the 
City of New York took in our Affliction and the generous Assistance 
we received from them. We lament that you are now suffering under 
a similar Visitation, and we feel the most poignant Distress for your 
calamitous Situation 

Under the influence of these Sensations the Sum of seven thousand 
Dollars hath been collected among my fellow Citizens which I have 
the pleasure of forwarding to you at their Desire, in the enclosed Draft 
on the Bank of New York, requesting that you will be pleased to cause 
it to be applied to the use of the Poor and distressed of your City. 

May a gracious Providence continue the favorable Change which 
appears already to have taken place and shortly put a period to your 
Sufferings by restoring your Citizens to that happy State of Hea[rith 
which they have been accustomed to enjoy. 

With Sentiments of personal r^;ard & Esteem 

I am Sir Your most ' 

Obed* hum**'* Serv* 

Matth: Qarkson 
Philadelphia Oct' 3^ 1795 
Richard Varick Esquire 

Mayor of the City of New York 



188 City of New Yom 6 0ct.l7»5 

[293] Ordered that the Money mentioned in the said Letter be 
lodged in the Treasury and disposed oi by order of this Board as by 
the said Letter is requested; And that M"" Mayor be requested to 
answer the said Letter on behalf of this Board. 

Pursuant to the Statute relative to the Office of Loan Officers 
Evert Bancker one of the Loan Officers for this Gity & County laid 
before the Board the Books of Mortgages Minutes & Accounts by him 
& Cornelius Ray taken & kept as Loan Officers And this Board having 
carefully inspected & examined the said Books Minutes & Accounts 
Do find that the said Loan Officers have faithfully discharged the 
Trust in them reposed and performed their Duty in manner as by the 
said Law is directed & required. 



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[294] The Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City laid before the 
Board his annual Acc^ of the Receipts & Expenditures of the Monies 
raised by Tax; which were examined with their respective Vouchers 
by the Mayor & Aldermen and found right & agreable to the Statute 
certified accordingly 

The Committee for small change Notes reported that they had 

cancelled & bum't to ashes the following viz^ 

6000 of one penny £25 : — ; 

7700 of two pence 64: 3 

10,400 of three pence 130: — 



Total £219: 3: 4 

The Clerk laid before the Board the Poll Lists of the Elections 
held on the 29*^ Ulto in the several Wards for Charter Officers from 
which it appears that the follow* Persons were elected viz^ 

Gabriel Furman Alderman 

Frederick Stymets Assistant 

John Nitchie ] 

1-tWard Thomas Storm ^ Assessors 

Aert Huysman Collector 

Joshua Crane ) 

Francis Roche \ Constables 

Robert Lenox Alderman 

Garret Harsen Assist - 

John P Pearss ] 

2d Ward Edmund Seaman { Assessors 

William Gilbert Collector 

Barn't Newkcrck ) 

Benjamin McDowcl...J Constables 

Andrew Van Tuyl Aid* 

Nicholas Carmer Assist 

James Hunt ] 

3d Ward John Newkcrck ( Assessors 

Hugh Montgomery Collector 

Charles Handasyde ] /- ui 

Samuel Stockwell ...,\ Constables 

[295] Cornelius C Roosevelt Alderman 

Anthony Post Assistant 

John Houseman ) 

4tk Ward Daniel Bowie ( Assessors 

Thomas Laf oy Collector 

John Reins ] _ 

John Ackerman ( CoosUhta. 



6 Oct. 1795 Common Council Minutes 



185 



Stb Ward 



6tbWard 



^kWard 



Theophilus Bedonan Ald^ 

Jotham Post Assist 

Thomas Hazard ] 

Leonard Fisher \ 

David Harriot Collector 

John Fleming ) 

Francis Currie J 



Assessors 



Constables 



John Campbell Aldn 

George Janeway Assist 

John Crolius Jun>^....) . 

Anthony Brown [ Assessors 

John Fox Collector 

William Campbell ] 

Robert Berwick | 



Constables 



Nicholas Bayard Ald» 

Mangle Minthorn Assist 

James Striker 



! 



John Goodwin 

Richard Furman ... 

John Dietz ) 

Francis White ^ 

John Sickels 

Bernard Bower 

John Bussing 

George Wicr 

John France 



Bowery 
Division 






Harlem 
Division 



Assessors 
Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 
Collector 

Constables 



Ordered that the aforegoing Officers elect be notified to attend on 
the 14*^ Inst at 11 OQock in the forenoon to take the Oaths pre* 
scribed by Law & the Charter of this City. 

Ordered that the paving of Rose, Hague Skinner & Franckfort 
Street's be suspended -till the further order of this Board 

[296] On a representation of the Fire Men. Ordered that an Ordi- 
nance be prepared for the Rq[ulation of the Tea Water Men in order 
that they may be compelled to assist in supplying the Engines with 
Water in case of Fire. 

A considerable part of the Bridewell being necessarily occupied 
as an Alms House ; Ordered that Ald«» Van Tuyl & Beekman & M' 
Janeway be a Committee to inspect such part of the Goal as by Law 
K reserved for the use of this Board & report whether any & what 
part can be assigned for the confinement of Vagrants. 



186 



City of New Yoek 



12 Oct. 1796 



issued 

issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 



Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warf*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

Rinier Skaats on Acct towards the purchasing of fire 

Wood for the City Hall i60: — 

Alex' Lamb for City Watch £63: 7 

James Culbertson for the like £63 : 7 

The Clerks of the late Election £5 : 12 

Joseph Shelvey public Whipper £6 : 5 



New York^ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 12*^ day of Oct' 1795 



Present/ Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furnian 
Wynant Van Zandt 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 
John Campbell 
Theoph* Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



>> Esq" Aid" 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Frederick Stymets 
Anthony Post 



••Assist** 



[297] The following Report was read and agreed to by the Board 



VIZ' 



The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of Israel Wood, 
Praying a Grant of Land, under the Water of Hudsons River in front 
of his Lot at the South side of and adjoining Partition Street Report 

That the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New 
York by a Deed under the Common Seal of the said City and bearing 
date on the fourteenth day of October 1743 did Grant to Derick Dey 
his heirs and Assigns, all that certain piece or parcel of Ground and 
Water Lot situate and being in the Rear of his Ground which 
lies on the West side of the Broad Way in the West Ward of the said 
City, extending in length from the said Broadway to highwater Mark 
of Hudsons River, and containing in breadth in front and Rear Three 
himdred and eight feet six Inches, being Bounded to the Southward 
by the Ground of the heirs of Andries Teller & Abraham Mesier. and 
on the Northward by the King's F^rm. and Contiguous thereto next 
to Hudsons River. Containing in breadth from the Kings Farm afore- 
said three hundred and eight feet six Inches, and in length from the 
Rear of his said Ground to Low Water mark into Hudsons River 
aforesaid, and from thence to extend into Hudsons River aforesaid 
Two hundred feet English measure. All which piece and parcel of 
Ground and Water Lot is in Breadth at each end three hundred and 
eight feet six Inches english measure. Subject to the Payment of the 
Annual Rent of £5:2: 10. the first Payment to be made on the 25* 



I20ct. 179S Common Council Minutes 187 

March 1745. That the said Dirck Dey by his Deed bearing date the 
T^ Dec' 1743 did Grant and Convey to Jacobus Roosevelt and Chris- 
topher Bancker both now ded^ the Southerly part of the same Land, 
to wit One hundred and twenty feet in breadth and to extend from 
the Rear of his Ground [298] at high Water mark into Hudson's River 
as far as the right of the said Dirck Dey by Virtue of his Grant 
aforesaid did extend Subject to the Payment to the Corporation of £2 
Per Annum of the Annual Rent aforesaid of £5 : 2 : 10 

That the said Dirck Dey being seized of the residue of that Water 
Lot made his last Will and Testament in due form of Law bearing date 
on the fourth day of August 1761 and therein and thereby devised that 
Water Lot being part of his residuary real estate to his Son Theunis 
Dey and his Daughters Jane the Wife of John Varick and Ann now 
Ann M'Adam. and Mary now Mary Shaw in fee Simple in equal parts 
Share and Share alike. 

That a part of the same Water Lot of Land so granted to the said 
Diitk Dey, to wit. on the Northerly side thereof and adjoining Partition 
Street was filled in and made into a Wharf in the life time of the said 
Dirck Dey. and that after his decease, to wit, on the first day of May 
1765. the Devisees aforesaid caused the Ground so made into a Wharf 
and filled in to be Surveyed and laid into sixteen Lotts by Francis 
Marschalk now deceased, then one of the Sworn Surveyors of the 
said City, and by Deeds of Partition bearing date on the 31"^ day of 
August 1765 divided the same Lotts between them. That upon such 
Division the Lot of Ground adjoining Partition Street the whole or 
part of which is now owned or Claimed by the said Israel Wood, fell 
to the share and was among others released by the other Devisees 
to the said Ann M^Adam. And the residue of said Water Lot re- 
mained undivided. That the said Ann M^Adam being the Widow of 
William M^Adam late of the same City Merchant, deceased, by certain 
Indenture of Lease and release, bearing date on the first and second 
days of [299] April 1784 did Convey to John Van Alen then of the 
same City Cartman. the Lot of Ground last mentioned except and 
always reserving to the said Ann M^Adam her heirs and Assigns the 
Water right in front of the said Lot 

That the said John Varick and Jane his Wife, and Ann M'Adam 
and Mary Shaw, then being the Widow of David Shaw dec^ in and 
by their certain Indenture or Deed bearing Date on the 4^*» day of July 
1786. did Convey their three undivided fourth parts of the said Water 
Lot so devised to them except the Lots Surveyed and laid out by the 
said Francis Marschalk aforesaid together with the right of Applica- 



188 City of New Yoek 12 Oct. 1796 

tion to the Q)rporation of said City for a further Grant of the Land 
under the Water, between Dey Slip and Partition Street, to Richard 
Varick the present Mayor of the said City in Fee Simple. That the 
said Theunis Dey by his certain Indenture or Deed bearing date on 
the Sixth day of July 1786. did also Convey his undivided fourth part 
of the Premises last mentioned to the said Richard Varick in Fee 
Simple 

That in the Year 1786. the said Richard Varick extended the Wharf 

m 

several feet into Hudson's River upon a line with the Wharf of the 
Corporation adjoining thereto, and that in Consequence thereof the 
front of the several Lots so as aforesaid Surveyed and laid out into 
Lots were Continued to a line drawn from the South West Comer 
of the house of William Williams on the North east side of Partition 
Street to the Northwest comer of the Dwelling house of John Bonsall 
situate on the Southwest side of Dey Slip 

And that the said Richard Varick and Maria his Wife by their 
certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date on the first and 
second days of August 1787. did Convey to the said John Van Alen 
the Ground which lay between the [300] former front of the Lot so 
conveyed to him by the said Ann M^^Adam and the line so drawn from 
the house of William Williams to the house of the said John Bonsall. 
That in the last mentioned Release it is expressly covenanted and 
agreed between the said Richard Varick and the said John Van Alen 
that that Indenture shall not be deemed to grant or convey to the said 
John Van Alen his heirs or Assigns the right of having and receiving 
any manner of Wharfage crainage or other profit which May at any 
time hereafter accrue or arise from any part of the Wharf or Dock 
in front of the premises hereby conveyed or the right of application 
to the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the said City, for a Grant 
of any Land under the Water of the Hudson's River in front of the 
same premises But that the same shall be and remain to the use of 
the said Richard Varick his heirs and Assigns forever. 

Your Committee are therefore of Opinion that the right of Pre- 
emption to a grant of the said Water in front of the aforesaid Prem- 
ises is now vested in Richard Varick Esq' the present Mayor of this 
City, and therefore the Prayer of the Petition of the said Israel Wood 
cannot be granted 

Respectfully submitted. 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Theo* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 



14 Oct. 1795 Common Council Minxttes 



180 



Whereupon Ordered that the Prayer of the said Petition of the 
said Israel Woods be rejected. 

A Request of D*" Samuel Nicolls to remove certain Rocks in front 
of his Land which obstruct the blooming Dale Road was read & 
granted provided it be done at his Expence & the Road put in good 
Order again. 

[301] On reading a Petition of Henry White. Ordered that he be 
permitted to make an Area & Vault in front of his House in the Broad 
Way under the Inspection of the Aid** & Assist* of the Ward 

A Petition of Richard Varick Esq' for a further Grant of the Soil 
under the Water in Hudsons River on the South side of Partition 
Street was read & referred to Aid" Furman & Beekman & M' A Post 

Ordered that M' Recorder issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

issued Casimir Th : Goerick for survey* Streets £SS : 16 

issued Benj» Taylor for the like il4: 16 

issned Taylor & M^Collester for carta fire Buckets £1: 8 



Gtyof ) 
New YorkJ ^^• 



At a Common Council held on Wednes- 
day the 14*^ day of Oct' 1795 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Samuel Jones Esq^ Recorder 



Gabriel Fnrman 
Robert Lenox 
Andrew Van Toy! 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Theophiltis Beekman 
John Campbell 
Nicholas Bayard 



^Esq"Aldn 



Frederick Stymets 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



>^A88istte 



His Ebccellency the Governor by and with the advice & Consent 
of the Consent of the Council of appointment having been pleased to 
reappoint Richard Varick Esq' to the [302] Offices of Mayor, Water 
Bailif & Qerk of the Markets, of this City and William J Elsworth 
Coroner of this City And also to appoint Jacob John Lansing Sherif 
of this City for the Year ensuing, M*" Mayor attended by the Aldermen 
proceeded to the Gov* House & before his Excellency the Governor, 
i in presence of the Aldermen took the Oaths prescribed in and by 
*e Charter of this City ; and being returned to the City Hall the Com- 
nrissions of the Mayor, Sherif & Coroner were read & published with 
^ usual Solemnities. 

M' Mayor then administered to the Alderman & Assistants above 



190 



Cmr or New Yoek 



19 Oct. 1795 



named respectively And to the following Officers respectively the Oaths 

prescribed to be by them respectively taken viz* 

Jacob John Lansing Sherif ) who respectively produced Bonds for the 

Daniel Phcmix Treas^ or Chanib<>} due execution of their respective Offices 

James Culbertson high Constable 



Assessors •* 



John Nitchie 
Thomas Storm 
John P. Pearss 
Edmund Seaman 
John Houseman 
Daniel Bowie 
Thomas Hazard 
Leonard Fisher 
John Crolius Jun^" 
Anthony Brown 
James Striker 
John Sickels 
Barnard Bower 



Joshua Crane 
Francis Roche 
Bam't Newkerk 
Charles Handasyde 
Samuel Stockwell 
John Reins 
John Ackerman 
John Fleming 
Francis Currie 
William Campbell 
Robert Berwick 
John Deitz 
Francis White 
George Wier 
John France 



Constables 



[303] Ordered that Ald*^ Furman, Lenox, Van Tuyl, Beekman & 
Campbell & Mess" Harsen & Minthom be the standing Committee 
for Streets & Roads. 

Ald'^ Roosevelt & Mess" Harsen & Carmer the standing Commit- 
tee of Accounts. And Aid'* Bayard & Roosevelt & Mess" Stymets J 
Post & Janeway the standing Committee for Lamps. 

Ordered that the Ald» newly elected take the place of thdr Prede- 
cessors on all special Committees. 



City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J *** the 19«» day of Oct' 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Cdmelius C Roosevelt 
John Campbell 

James Hunt an Assessor for the 3<* Ward appeared & took the Oath 
prescribed by the Charter. 

A Petition of Eleanor Bennet complaining of her indigence & 
praying Aid of this Board in the Expence of digging out Hannan 



£sq»Aldn 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



'AMist<* 



86 Oct 1795 Common Council Minutes 191 

Street in front of her Lot leased of Col^ Rutgers, was read & rejected. 

On reading a Representation of the Sherif respecting the Goal 
Ordered that the two Watchmen usually placed there go on Duty at 
Sunset every Day & that the Board will [304] determine on a reason- 
able extra pay 

In consequence of the Indisposition of James Culbertson the Board 
do approve that his Son collect the Market Fees & that his Assistant 
have the Cha^e of the City Watch in his stead until the further Order 
of the Board. 

The Committee appointed to examine the Goal & to report whether 
there were any Rooms proper for the confinement of Vagrants re- 
ported that some of the Rooms on the ground Floor might be fitted 
up for the purpose. 

Ordered that the same Committee take Order for the purpose & 
also for the necessary Repairs to the Goal. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Chappel Street from Murray 
to Chambers Street was read & ratified by the Board And Jacobus 
Venreelen was appointed to collect the Monies & Arthur Smith to 
pave the said Street. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas"" to pay. 

issued Peter King towards the Relief of his indigent family... i6: — : — 
Nich* Carmer on Ace* towards a new Stable at the Alms 

House iSO: — 

issued John Ddameter for cleaning Streets £1 : 16 

issued Alex'' Lamb for the City Watch £63: 7 

issued James Culbertson for the like i63: 7 

(30S] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^^' the 26^ day of October 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



issued 



Theoph* Beekman 
Nich> Bayard 
Andrew Van Ttiyl 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox. 



Nich* Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
£sqnAld>i Mangel Minthorne 

George Janeway 
Anthony Post 



Assist*" 



M' Mangle Minthom Assistant or Common Council for the 7^^ 
Ward appeared & took the Oath prescribed by the Charter. 

Ordered that Frederick Rhinelander be permitted to dig out Hari- 
son Street from Greenwich Street to the River, under the Direction 
of the Aid" & Assist of the Ward. 



192 City of New Yobk 26 Oct. 1795 

On reading an Application of the Committee for preventing the 
spreading of infectious Disorders in this City 

Ordered that an advance be made to them (out of the Rev- 
enue fund to be charged to the State of New York) of 
£300 to defray the Expences of Belle Vue Hospital. And 
- (out of the Monies lately transmitted by the Mayor of 

issued Philadelphia) £200 to be applied to the Relief of Persons 
become necessitous in consequence of the Epidemic Fever 
with which this City hath for some time been visited. And 
that M^ Mayor issue his Warr^» accordingly. 

[306] Ordered that Mess" Stagg & Gosman be required to compleat 
the pavement of Greenwich [Street] to the Fence at the Battery. And 
that they at the public expence compleat the paving of the South side 
of the Street between Kennedy's House & the Battery & that as far as 
may be necessary they alter the pavement of that Street so as to make 
it meet the pavement of Greenwich Street. 

A Petition of Hugh Gaine for a Grant of the Soil in Hudsons 
River in front of certain Lots by him lately purchased of the Cor- 
poration of Trinity Church; was read & postponed. 

A Petition of John Young & others for a new Regulation of Gold 
Street was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

On reading a Petition of Charles Dickenson & Ab"* Russell Ordered 
that they be permitted to make Vaults under the Street in front of 
their respective Houses in the Broad Way under the Inspection of the 
Aid" & Assist* of the Ward. 

A Petition of Haines & Thompson for permission to erect. Stairs 
at the White Hall Slip for the accommodation of the Staten Island 
& Eliz*^ Town Boats was read & referred to the Aid" of the 1** & the 
Aid" & Assist* of the 2^ Wards. 

Ordered that Aid" Lenox & Beekman & M^ Harsen be a Com- 
mittee to enquire into the State of the public Wharfage in this City 
& to report such Reform therein with respect to the quantum of & 
manner of collecting the Wharfage. 

By reason of the great sickness in this City and the absence of 
many of the Inhabitants the collection of Monies, on the Tax for sup- 
porting the Poor & other contingencies, has not been equal to the 
Sums required for defraying the current Expences. 

Therefore ordered that the Treasurer negociate a loan of the Bank 
of New York [307] for the Sum of 3000 Dollars until such time as 



2 Not. 1795 CoMMON COUNCBL MiNUTES 19S 



the Collectors shall be enabled to collect Monies on the present Tax 
for repaying the same. 

Ordered that Elections be held in on Thursday the 5* Nov' next 
in the first Ward of an Assistant in the place of ♦M'" Frederick Sty- 
mets dec** in the 2^ Ward of a Constable in the place of Benjamin 
M«Dowl a non Resident And in the 3^ Ward of an Assessor in the 
place of John Newkerk who is neither a Free Man of this City, or 
a Freeholder in the Ward. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

Garret Harsen for the Expences of taking the Census 

issued & making a Return of Persons qualified to serve as 

Jurors in the 2d 3d 4th & 5th Wards £158: 4: — 

issued The same for Repairs to Coenties Slip & Wharf 22: 6 : — 

issued Richd Hays for removing Filth from the Fly Market. . 1:1: — 

issued Benj* Ogden for repairs to the Street 1 : 9 : 9 

issued William J Elsworth Coroner for Inquests 34: 6: 6 

issued Edward Meeks for Iron Work to Lamps 49 : 14 : 3 

Issued Ab« Van Gclder for lighting Lamps 63 : 19 : — 

issued Samuel Loudon for printing 26 : 9 : 8 

issued George Bunce & Co for the like 8: 5: 6 

issued Com* B Sehring for an Iron Pump brake 1 : 14 : — 

issued Lazalier & Williamson for Iron Work to Pumps 8: 5: 7^ 

issued Archibald Dunlap for Repairs to pumps 60: 8: 8 

[307] t City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New Yorkp ' House on Monday the 2^ day of Nov*^ 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Theoph* Beekman 
Robert Lenox 

Andrew Van Tuyl ._ .,, ^, , ,,. , 

Nich8 Bayard r^sq^ Aldn Mangle Mmthorn 



Garret Harsen 
Nichs Carmer 



Gabriel Furman 
Corn* C Roosevelt 



George Janeway 
Anthony Post 



"Assist** 



M"" Mayor & the Members being returned from visiting the sev- 
eral Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell The Committee of Ac- 
counts reported that they had examined the Books & Accounts of 
the Commissioners of the Alms & Bridewell for the last Quarter & 
found them just & right viz. 

Those of the Alms House amounts to £2595 : 1 : 3 

of the Bridewell 377: 3: 8 

♦ Marginal note reads of frevaHing Malignant Fever. — Ed. 
tGcrk's error in numbermg. — Ed. 



194 City or New Yoek 2 Nov. 1795 

An Estimate of the said Commissi' for the ensuing Quarter was 

then read & approved by the Board vii* 

For the Alms House i2200: — : — 

For the Bridewell 100:—:— 

, Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas' for 
issueu 

the payment thereof accordingly. 

It being conceived necessary, in order that the eastern part of the 
City should be be better guarded at Night. 

Ordered that four Men be added to the number of City Watchmen. 

[308] Ordered that M' Tho» Hazard keeper of the Goal of this 
City employ two competent Men to guard the Goal and that this Board 
will provide for the payment of them not exceed* three Shillings 
& six pence each p*" Night 

Ordered that M"" Harsen be appointed to the Committee on small 
Change Notes in the place of M"" Stymets deceased. 

Ordered that the said Committee direct the printing of a further 
emission of the said Notes to the amount of £600. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*® on the Treas*" to pay. 

W™ Sloo for the Constables & Marshalls who conveyed 

issued Vagrants to Bridewell £17: 7: 6 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £63 : 7 ; 

issued Alex^ Lamb for the like « 63 : 7 

Garret Harsen for the Expences in taken [taking] the 

issued (^^3^^ ^ List of Jurors in the 6th W<1 48:-:- 

Marinus Willet late Sherif for his Fees in summons 

Jurors to assess the value of the Lands taken from 

issued j^j^j^ Meyer & M>" Mollinaer to continue the blooming 

Dale Road 5: 1: — 

Jon« Pearssee late Goaler for subsisting criminal Prison- 
issued gj.3 £^^j^ Q^^^ J7P4 ^Q j^Q^r 1795 inclusive 374 : 2 : 6 

Jacob Harsen on Ace* towards Repairs to the public 
issued ^^^^ ilOO:-:- 

D*" NicoU for repairs to the middle Road by Agreem* 
issued ^;^ ^j^^ B^^j 10: — :- 



Robert Lenox 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Com* C Roosevelt 



9 Nov. 1796 Common Council Minutes 195 

[309] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York{ ^*^* the 9^ day of Nov' 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

George Janeway 

Garret Harsen 

_ .,. Mangle Minthorn . . ^ 

}.Esq«Ald- NichoU. Carmer ^^Mist*. 

Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 

The Poll Lists of the Elections held in the first Ward of an As- 
sistant in the place of *Frederick Stymets dec^ & in the 2^ Ward of a 
Constable in the place of Benjamin M^Dowl were returned to the 
Board & read from which it appears that Thomas Storm was duly 
elected an Assistant for the first Ward & Lewis Harrington Constable 
for the second Ward And they took the Oaths prescribed by the 
Charter accordingly. 

The Street Committee reported that they had viewed that part of 
Pearl Street complained of And are of Opinion that it will be neces- 
sary to take up the Pavement from Van De Water Street to the South 
or East side of the Gutter that crosses the Street opposite the House 
late of John Woods that to effect this Object an Assessment ought 
to be made. [310] and an Ordinance passed for the purpose without 
delay— which Report was agreed to by the Board and an Ordinance 
was passed accordingly. 

The Street Committee reported on the Petition of John Young & 
others the following new Regulation of Gold Street And recommended 
a Suspension of the execution of it until the Proprietors raise their 
respective Lots sufficiently high to carry the Water into the Street 
which was agreed to by the Board viz* 

Relation of Gold Street from John Street to Maiden Lane 

Descent from John Street down Gold Street to a distance of 130 
feet with 9 & ®54oo Inches on 10 feet — ^thence descending to a dis- 
tance of 123 feet further with 5 %o Inches on 10 feet— thence de- 
scending with 2 & <^%oo Inches on 10 feet to the Kennel in Maiden 
Lane. In consequence it. will at the said distance of 130 feet remain 
as it now is — At the said distance of 123 feet (opposite Merchells 
Gate or Cart Way) it will require filling 2 feet thence at the Distance 
of 102 feet further it will require filling 1 foot and so 'till it termi- 
'jatesin the Kennel of Maiden Lane. 

* Marginal note reads of the prevailing Malignant Fever, — En. 



196 City of New Yoek 9 Nov. 1796 

An application of James W Lent for the appointment of five Per- 
sons, according to the Law for regulating Buildings, to view his Water 
Lot on which he intends to erect a Store House was read & referred 
to the Aid" & Assist of the 2^ & the Assist of the 1»^ W^ 

[311] Ordered that Aid** Roosevelt & Mess" A Post & Janeway 
be a Com**« for making the necessary Repairs to the Corporation 
wharf at Hudsons River. 

Ordered that a Bond be prepared to be executed by M*" Mayor on 
behalf of this Board for the 3000 Dollars borrowed of the Bank of 
New York pursuant to the Order of the 26*^ Ult*» for defraying the 
public Expences of this City until the Monies to be raised by Tax can 
be collected. 

Ordered that Aid** Furman Lenox & Van Tuyl & Mess" Min- 
thome & Janeway be the Land Committee of this Board. 

Ordered that the Ald« & Assist^ of' the 1*^ & the Aid" of the 2^ 
Ward be a Corn*®* to view a certain Encroachment said to be made by 
Carlisle Pollock on Rector Street & report their Opinion to the Board. 

It being represented to the Board that a certain Alley or Gang Way 
or Passage leading from Water Street to Front Street between the 
Land of Thomas Brown dec<* & the Land of Peter Mesier, is become a 
great & dangerous Nuisance as well as it respects the Health of the 
Inhabit** as the safety of the City against Fire. 

Ordered that the Ald» & Assist** of the 2«" & 3^ Wards be a Com- 
mittee to view the State & Conditio^ of the said Passage & report the 
same to the Board. 

M"" Mayor signified to the Board his intention of purchasing about 
twenty Acres of the Common Lands [312] (situate on the North side 
of the Land on which the House commonly called the Dove Tavern 
near the five Mile stone) whenever the Board shall be disposed to 
sell those Lands. 

Ordered that the said Application be referred to the Land Com- 
mittee. 

M' Mayor laid before the Board a Letter which he had received 
and which was read in the Words following viz^ 

Philad* 6^^ November 1795 

Sir/ 

The Inhabitants of Southwark, (Philadelphia) have r^;arded 
the Sufferings of their fellow Citizens in New York with sympathetic 
Concern ; and the more especially as they themselves have but recently 
suffered a similar Calamity. With the most lively emotions of Joy, 



16Noy.l7ft5 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 1»7 

they hear of the restoration of Health to the Inhabitants of your City ; 
But they are sensible, that the Condition of the Poor in your City 
must at this time be peculiarly calamitous ; and they think it an im- 
portant Duty to assist any fellow Citizen in distress. Under diese 
Impressions they have collected the Sum of five hundred & five Dol- 
lars & 25 Cents ; which they have directed me to transmit to you, Sir, 
for the use of the indigent Sufferers in your City from the late ma- 
lignant Fever. 

I am, Sir, with Respect 
Your most obedient Serv* 

Abraham Gurlin 
Richard Varick Esq' ) 
Mayor of New York.^ 

Ordered that M*" Mayor be requested to answer the said Letter 
And that the said Monies be lodged in the Treasury to be disposed of 
by order of this Board for the purposes mentioned in the said Letter 

[313] Ordered that M'^ Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer 

to pay. 

The Comniissioners of the Alms I^ouse (out of the 

Monies lately transmitted by the Mayor of Phila) to 

issued be applied towards the Relief of such Persons as are 

become indigent & distressed by reason of the late 

malignant Fever in this City i400 : — : — 

Aid" Fur man on Ace* towards the New Bason at 

"^"^ Thames Street £200: — : — 

. Garret Harsen on Acct towards the Repairs to the City 

"'""^ Hall i250:-:- 

isstied Daniel Ten Eyck for Iron Work to Coenties Wharf. . . . i7 : 19 : 6 

Garret Harsen for the Expences of tak^n[ing] the 
issued Census & List of Persons qualified to serve as Jurors 

l»*Wd i27: 4: — 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York 5 ^^- the 16«» day of Nov^ 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Theoph* Beekman 



John Campbell 
Com* C Roosevelt 



Garret Harsen 

Anthony Post 
NicholMBayrrd" tEsQ-Ald" Mangle Minthorne J-Asiist* 
Robert Lenox ^uAoU* Canner 

Gabriel Farman J George Janeway J 

GcoTfe J Warner Watchmaker admitted & sworn a Free Man. 
The Poll list of die Election lately held in the 3<> Ward of an 



188 Cut of New Yoxk 16Not.1T»6 

Assessor in the place of John Newkerck was presented to liie Board 
from which it appears that [314] Daniel Dunscomb Jun^ is duly 
elected And he took the Oath prescribed by the Charter of this City 
accordingly. 

An application from the Health Committee for an advance of lOOO 
Dollars to defray the Expences of Belle vue Hospital was read 

Thereupon ordered that a further advance be made to them 
(out of the Revenue fund to be charged to the State of 
issued New York) of £400 to defray the Expences of Bellevue 
Hospital and that M*" Mayor issue his Warr'^ on the Treas- 
urer for the payment thereof accordingly 

An Acc^ of Isaac Stoutenburgh Esq*^ (late Chairman of the Com- 
mittee for purchasing Materials for the erection of a new Alms 
House) of the expenditure of part of the Monies put into his Hands ; 
was presented to the Board and referred to the Cbnunittee of Ace" 

The Committee on the Petition of James W Lent read on the 9*** 
Instant reported that M*" Lent intends to erect his Building over the 
Water on Piles and to fill in the Lot at a future Day. 

Whereupon the Board determined that as the Lot is not new made 
Ground agreable to the Words of the Law the said Petition cannot be 
complied with. 

The Committee appointed to view the Passage or Gang Way lead- 
ing from Water Street to Front Street between the Lots of Thomas 
Brown dec*' & Peter Mesier reported that the complaint made against 
the said Passage or Gang Way is well founded ; And the Board de- 
termined that the Evil [315] ought to be remedied by a rigid enforce- 
ment of the Law for preventing Nuisances in this City. 

Ordered that the follow' Persons be appointed Fire Men in this 
City viz* 

Robert Johnson to Engine N° 17 

Robert De Bow to Hook & Ladder Company N<> 1 vice George 
Qeland resigned 

And James Shotwell to the same Company vice John Striker re- 
moved from this City. 

Ordered that the Clerk do without delay cause an alphabetical 
List to be made of the Lists of Persons qualified to serve as Jurors 
with their additions & the Street & Ward in which they respectively 
reside And also of the Fire Men of this City with the dates of their 
respective Appointments. 

The Committee on the Petition of Hains & Thonq)son for a Ferry 
Stairs at White Hall reported " that proposals had been made by 



28 Nov. 1796 CoMMON COUNCEL MiNUTES 199 

Persons interested in the Passage Boats from Staten Island & Eliz^^ 
Town, to erect a Pier at the South East point of the Battery for a 
landing Place, and to erect a Bridge to extend from the said Pier along 
the Battery on the West side of Whitehall Slip to the Street in front of 
the Slip, as a Passage to and from the said landing place." 

The Board taking the same into consideration were of Opinion 
that it would be improper to order or consent to the erection of any 
WTiarf or other Building on the West side of Whitehall Slip lest it 
might be construed to interfere with the Reservation in the Charter 
respecting the Soil in the River round the Battery & the Appropria- 
tion, [316] And it was further determined by the Board that a con- 
venient Stairs ought to have been made in the Wharf or Pier on the 
East side of the said Slip opposite to front Street as a landing Place 
for the passage Boats above mentioned. 

And it was ordered that the same Committee take order for the 
making of a Stairs in the body of the Wharf on the East side of that 
Slip and to be forever kept up & maintained in good Order at the 
Expence of the Grantee or his Assigns of the Lot adjoining to the 
Slip and that a Clause to that effect be inserted in the Grant for that 
Lot whenever the same shall be prepared. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to pay. 

issued Evert Bancker for Surveying Streets £46 : 12 : — 

issued James Culbertson for City Watch 63: 7: — 

issued Rinier Skaats for 1 Qr Salary il5 : — : -- 

Disbursem^. ....... 1: 6: 6 

16: 6: 6 

Aid" Fttrman for the Crycr of the l»t Vi^ notify^ 

••^^ Inhabt* to dean Streets i4: — : — 

issued Alsop & Hicks for Whale Oil i44: 5: 6 

[317] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^^^' Nov"- 23^ 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Anthony Post 
John Campbell "^ Mangle Minthorne 

Gabriel Furman I . Nich^ Gamier 

TheopM Beekman r^»<l"Aldn ^^^^^ Harscn 

Robert Lenox J Thomas Storm 

Jotham Post 

M' Jotham Post Assistant for the 5*^ Ward attended & took the 
Oath prescribed by the Charter of this City, 



Assist^ 



200 City of New Yoek 28 Nov. 1796 

Ordered that an Election be held in the first Ward on Tuesday the 
8^^ Dec** next of an Assessor in the place of Thomas Storm elected an 
Assistant for the said Ward 

A Petition of Edward Livingston relative to his Lot of Ground at 
the Comer of Pearl Street and State Street was read & referred to 
the Aid" & Assist* of the 1"* & the Aid" of the 2<* Wards. 

In consequence of Applications to M*" Mayor of many Persons to 
be licensed as Butchers in this City. The Board determined as their 
Opinion that M*" Mayor should license all Persons of good Character 
who shall apply for licence provided they shall have served an Ap- 
prenticeship to the Business in this City. 

A Memorial of the City Surveyors for an encrease of Pay was read 
& referred to Aid" Beekman & Mess" Carmer & Minthorne. 

[318] This Board being under the necessity of making large ad- 
vances of Money for discharging the Expences of the Health Com- 
mittee & Bellevue Hospital incurred during the late epidemic Fever 
in this City, Ordered that the Treasurer nogociate a further loan, with 
the Bank of New York, of 5000 Dollars and that a Bond from this 
Corporation with their Seal affixed and subscribed by M*^ Mayor for 
the paym* of that sum be prepared accordingly 

It appearing from a statement of the Treas*" that there remains due 
from this Corporation on their Bond to John Alsop dec^ which is as- 
signed to D«" Nicoll, a ball*^« of i667 : 0: 2^ and that D«^ Nicoll request's 
payment of the same. 

Ordered that the Treas*" discharge the said Ball<^ accordingly 

Ordered that the Committee on repairs to the City Hall take order 
for compleating the lower Room, for the use of the Clerk of the Su- 
preme Court, as far as respects the lathing & plaistering of it & putting 
in two sash Windows. 

Ordered that Jacob Abramse be appointed a Commissioner of the 
Alms House & Bridewell in the place of Frederick Stymets deceased. 

The Committee of Ace** reported that they had examined the Ace* 
of Isaac Stoutenburgh Esq*" late Chairman of the Committee for pur- 
chasing Materials for the erection of a new Alms House, of the Ex- 
penditure of the Monies [319] by him received out of the Treasury 
reported that they had examined & compared the said Ace* with the 
Vouchers & found it Right and that there remains in M*" Stouten- 
burgh's hands a Ball<=« of £466 : 1 1 : 9. 

Ordered that he pay the same into the Treasury. 

Ordered that George Youle be appointed a fireman to Engine N** 



80 Nov. 1796 Common Council Minutes 201 

5 vice Peter Thompson dec*^ And Henry Atlee to Engine N<> 7 vice 
Jeremiah Wood dec** 

Be it ordained that the Law or Ordinance of this Corporation en- 
titled " A Law directing the Mode of Recovery of the Fines Penalties 
4 forfeitures imposed by the Laws of the Mayor Aldermen & Com- 
monalty of the City of New York" be amended by expunging the 
Words " by and in the name of the Chamberlain of the said City for 
the time being." 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*' to pay 

issued Rinier Skaats on Acct for fire Wood at the City Hall. . . i60: — : — 
. Nich« Carmer for the bailee of his Ace* for the erection 

^^ of a Stable at the Alms H« 95 : 14 : 11 

issued Alex' Lamb for City Watchmen 63 : 7 : — 

. Aldn Beekman for the Cryer of the S^ Wd respects the 

•""^ cleans of Streets 4: — : — 

Charles Handasyde & Jacob Clinch Qerks of Election 

'""«' each 16/ 1:12:- 

. Gerrit Harsen for the Expences of taking Census & List 

of Persons qualified to serve as Jurors in the 7*J> W^ 33 : 12 : — 



[320] City of I At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^^^' the 30^ day of Nov"* 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Cora« C Roosevelt 
Theopb Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
_ .^, Mangle Minthorn 

George Janeway 
Thomas Storm 



Assist** 



An application of the health Committee in this City 
for a further advance of 4000 Dollars towards discharging 
the Debts incurred by the said Committee during the late 
epidemic Fever in this City was read & agreed to, and it 
was ordered that the Treasurer negociate a Loan of the 
issued Bank of New York for that Sum, that M*^ Mayor issue his 
Warr' on the Treas*^ to pay the same to the said Committee 
And that a Bond from this Corporation to the said Bank 
for that Sum be prepared that the Seal of this Corporation 
be affixed thereto and that M' Mayor subscribe the same 
on behalf of this Board 



202 Cmr of New Yoek 80 Nov. 1796 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Lenox & M*" Storm be a 0)mmittee 
to treat with M*^ Brockholst Livingston as to the purchasing of him 
the fee of Bellevue Hospital & Land 

Ordered that the Ald° & Assist of the 3<* & the Assist* of the 2^ 
Ward be a Comm**^* to view & report on certain Encroachments on the 
Street [321] at the Comer House in Maiden Lane & Gold Street & 
the House of M*" Bussing in Crown Street, 

A Representation of John B Coles on the subject of the Bridge 
across Harlem River ; was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Junf» 

Ordered that Rutgert Bleecker be & he is hereby appointed a 
Measurer of Grain. 

Ordered that Thomas Eagles be appointed an Inspector of fire 
Wood at Thames Street new Bason. 

The Committee on small change Notes reported that they had 
bum't to ashes the following viz* 

8700 of 3rf £108:15 

8000 of 2d 66:13 

7800 of Id 32:10; 



207:18: 4 
1 Sheet imperfect 6: — 



208: 4: 4 
Ordered that the Magistrates apply the one half of the fines which 
may be recovered before them on the Corporation Laws, to the In- 
former; except^ such as the Board may have already otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist* of the Ward notify Tho» Ten 
Eyck that unless he do without delay Repair his Wharf on the E> side 
of Coenties Slip this Board will proceed against him on the Covenants 
in his Grant 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Wari^ on the Treasurer to pay 

[322] George Peck on Ace* towards Repairs to the Mud 
issued Drudge i200: — :- 

W" Somendyke for carting Earth on Repairs to Coenties 

"'"«* Wharf 

issued Simon Kiersted for Repairs to the public Pumps 

issued Goodeve & Brown for 1 Box Candles 

Epap» Jones & C© for 1 Qr Cask Gun: Powder for the 

issued Artillery 

issued Ab«n Van Gelder for lights Lamps 

issued James Culbertson for City Watch 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like 



£11:17: 


— 


£7:19: 


3 


£3:19: 


; 6 


£16: 2 


^ — 


^5: 5 


; 6 


£66:19 


: — 


£66: 1 


; — 



I 



7Dec.l79S COMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 208 

Ordered that the follow' Persons be appointed fire Men in this 
City viz. 

Engine N<> 3 Elias Vanderlip vice Rinier Skaats dec** 
Engine N® 17 James Scott vice Tho* Lawrence resigned 
Engine N° 18 Benjamin D Doughty — ^Jonathan Lawrence Jun*" — 
John Richie & Alex*" Tiebout vice Daniel Hawxhurst dec^ Esck White 
4 Samuel Stansbury removed from the City & Joseph Cowley resigned. 

City of I At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^' the 7^^ day of Dec' 1795 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Robert Lenox 

Andrew Van Tuyl Mangle Minthorn 

Theophs Beekman Garret Harsen 

Gatxid Furman ^Esq"Aldn George Janeway ^ Assist^ 

Comdius C Roosevelt Antho Post 

Nicholas Bayard Jotham Post 

John Campbell 

[323] A Petition of Dominick Lynch & others for a Regulation of 
Ferry Street at Corlears Hook in the 7**» Ward ; was read & referred 
to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that the Treasurer pay oflF the Bonds from this Corpora- 
tion to Hugh Gaine. 

A Petition of Leonard Fisher to purchase the fee of the Lot at the 
Comer of Pearl & W" Streets by him held under a Lease from this 
Board was read & the consideration thereof postponed. 

A Petition of Ab" Van Gelder superintendant of the Lamp De- 
partment for an encrease of Pay, was read & referred to the Lamp 
Committee. 

It being represented that Aert Huysman is unable from sickness to 
proceed in collecting the Monies assessed for the paving of Greenwich 
Street Ordered that Albert Smith be appointed in his stead. 

A Petition of Benj» M^Dowl to be appointed, to prevent forestall- 
ing in the public Market Places was read & rejected 

A Representation of the Engineers of the Fire Department was read 
& referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that Aid" Van Tuyl Lenox & Roosevelt be a Committee to 
report a Plan for returning to the Owners the Fire Buckets used at 
Fires. 

Ordered that M' Van Gelder continue in the use of the Room in 
the Barracks for convening the lamp Lighters 



204 



Cmr OF New Yosk 



10 Dec. 1796 



{3241 City of ) ^^ 
New Yorkp 



At a Common Council held on Friday 
the lO'^ day of DeC 1795 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*^ Recorder 
Nicholas Bayard 



John Campbell 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Gabriel Furman 
Theophs Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



-"Esq^Aldn 



Mangle Minthorn 
Jotham Post 
George Janeway 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 



>.Assist« 



The Poll List of an Election held in the 1»^ Ward of an Assessor in 
the place of M*" Storm was read ; and from which it appears that John 
Van Dyk was duly elected. 

Ordered that he be notified to attend & take the Oath prescribed by 
the Charter 

Ordered that the following Persons be appointed Fire Men of this 
City viz* 

Engine N° 2 Peter Parks vice Com* Maybie dec** 

N® 15. Jacob Somendyke vice Benj* Douglass, resigned and John 
Taylor vice Joshua Jones resigned 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*^ to pay. 

Luke Persiany for Wages &9 in working the Mud 

Drudge* 

John Youle for a Sheave & brass Box for Do 

Ebenezer Stevens for the use of a Screw for D® 

Peter Schermerhorn for Ship Chandlery for D© 

W«n Irvin for Blacksmith Work for D© 

George Peck ballc« of his Ace* for Shipwrights Work 

for Do 

George Taylor towards a Well lately sunk at the Corner 

of Eagle & 6th Streets 

[325] Isaac Terboss for paint? & Lettering Boards with 

Names of Streets 

Rich & Mo for making s** Boards 

Tho« Hazard for 2 Watchmen at the Goal 

John Hyde's Ace* for a public Dinner on the late anni- 
issued versary of the Evacuation of this City by the British 



issued 

issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 

issued 
issued 

issued 

issued 
issued 



£^5:19 

5:15 

1: — 

33:19 

21:13 



19:12:- 



14: 8:- 



5: 9 

0:19 

12: 5 



Forces 

George Janeway for ballo« of his Ace* for pavmg 

issued Thomas Street & lasring foot Walks in front of the 

Corporation Lots in W°» Streets 



40:-:- 



105:17:10 



♦ Marginal note reads IVhole am* of all the Mud Drudge Ace** £357: 18: S. 
—Ed. 



28 Dec. 1795 CoMMON CoUNCEL MiNtrTES 



205 



City of } At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 14*»> day of Dec' 1795. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Garret Harsen 



John Gimpbell 
Theoph* Beekman 
Com" C Rooserelt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 



Esq" Aldn 



Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 
Jotham Post 



►•Assist** 



A Petition from several Inhabitants in the 7^^ Ward for a public 
Market Place in the said Ward and that in the mean time Gilbert Knap 
& William Totten may be licensed as Butchers to sell Meat at their 
slaughter House in the said W^ was read & rejected. 

A Petition of Gerardus Deforrest for a further Grant into the 
North River was read [&] postponed. 

A Petition from the Neighborhood for the [326] filling up part of 
Beekmans Slip was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that the Sections of the fire Law which respect the Duty 
of the Fire Wardens together with the Names of the Fire Wardens in 
the respective Wards with a Request that they do without delay 
proceed to the execution of the Duties required of them, be published 
in the public News Papers. 

Also that the last Section of the Sunday Law be published in like 
manner. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay 
. John Morris for notifying the Inhabit* of the 2^ W<1 to 

"^^ clean the Streets il : 12 

issued Alcxf Lamb for his Compy of City Watchmen £69 : 13 

issued James Culbertson for the like i69:13 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J the 2»^ day of December 179S. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Nich* Bayard 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph« Beekman 
Cornclitis C Roosevelt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



^EaqnAldn 



Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
Joduun Post 
Mangle Minthom 
Thomas Storm 



^Atsistti 



Robert Lenox 

[327] Ordered that the Qerk make the usual Publication in the 
News Papers against the firing of Guns &f^ on the approach* season of 
New Year. 



206 



City of New Yokk 



11 Jan. 1796 



A Letter from Elias Nixsen one of the Commissioners of the Afans 
House & Bridewell requesting leave to resign that Office; was read 
& his request granted Whereupon Isaac Stoutenburgh Esq*" was ap- 
pointed in his stead. 

On the application of James Scott. 

Ordered that John Stagg, George Gosman John Moore, James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine a Lot of new made 
Ground in the River on the East side of Catharine Slip & to deteraiine 
whether it will bear a foundation for a building of Stone or Brick. 

Ordered that an Election be held at Trinity Church in the 1"^ W^ 
on Thursday the 7*^ day of Jany next of a Collector in the stead of 
Aert Huysman dec^ 

Ordered that Adam Herttell be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N® 10 vice Richard Furman resigned. 

Ordered that M*' Mayor issue his Warr'* on the Treas*" to pay 

Ald° Furman the Sum of i230 on acc^ towards the new 

Bason at Thames's Slip 
W™ B: Ogden for repairs to the pavement at the fly 

market 

Ab» Van Gelder for lighting Lamps 

Simon Kiersted for repairs Pumps 

Andrew Lot for serving as Clerk at 2 Elections in the 

first W<i for Assist^ & Assessor 1 : 12 

issued Alex*" Lamb for City Watchmen 69 : 13 

issued James Culbertson for the like 69: 13 



issued 

issued 

issued 
issued 

issued 



JO: 14: 6 

65:10: 8 

101: 4:10 



[328] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp ' the 11**» day of January 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



John Campbell 
Theoph* Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Corn* C Roosevelt 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 



Esq" Aid" 



Jotham Post 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 
Thomas Storm 
Mangle Minthorne 



•^Assist** 



From the Return of the Poll List of the Election in the first Ward 
It appears that W" G Forbes is elected a Collector in the stead of 
Aert Huysman dec^ 

On reading a Report of the Committee on the Petition of the City 
Surveyors for an encrease of Pay. 

Be it ordained that the last Section of the Law. " to r^fulate Sur- 
veyors in the City of New York " be amended and that the Pay of 



llJaiLl796 Common Council Minutes 207 

» _ _ ■ _ ■ _ ■ 

eight ShilUngs allowed by the said Law for laying out each Lot & 
giving a Certificate thereof be encreased to twelve Shill^ 

On a Representation from the City Watchmen 

Ordered that their pay be established as follows to the first day of 
May next viz* 

The Captains each eleven Shillings ^ 

The Assistants each seven Shillings I xj. , . 

And the Privates each five Shill«» & six pence J ^ 

Ordered that the District of Thomas Eagles fire Wood Inspector 
be changed to the District from Vesey Slip Northward. 

Ordered that James Gibson be appointed a Measurer of Grain in 
thisQty. 

[329] The Committee for cancelling small change Notes reported 

that they had bum't to ashes the following viz* 

8000 of one Penny £33: 6: 8 

6700 of two Pence 55:16: 8 

7000 of three Pence 87:10: — 



176:13: 4 
3 Sheets imperfect 18: — 



il77:ll: 4 

Ordered that Aid** Lenox & Van Tuyl & M*" Minthom be a Com- 
mittee to report a Regulation for the Burial Ground commonly called 
the Potters field. 

Ordered that the follow' Persons be appointed fire Men of this 
City viz* 

Engine N® 4 Henry Cowenhoven. 

N<> 8 Lewis Lorton vice Charles Hidenburgh removed into the 
Country. 

N® 8 Jacob Hart vice Frederick Mabie resigned 
N® 10 Evan Lewis vice, David Skaats — removed to N® 1. 
N® 10 Richard Wheeler vice James Meyers resigned. 
N° 10 John Smith vice Jacob Fee dec<* 
N® 12 Jacob Doty vice Henry Mitchel resigned 
N° 13 Nicholas Brevoort vice Isaac Horton dec^ 
N** 14 Baltus Moore & Christian Schmuck vice Aaron Jenkins & 
Dan^ Stansbury dec** 

N® IS. Henry Van De Water vice James Douglass resigned 
N® 17 Isaac Thome vice Benj^ North resigned 
N° 19, James Marsh vice David Marsh resigned 



208 



Curse OF New York 



26 Jan. 1796 



Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

Mathi Rhodes for his Attendance as a Witness at the 
issued Sup. O agt John Willson charged with High Way 

Robbery £12: 

issued Joseph Shelvey public Whipper £6: 

issued Terboss & Valentine for painting a Stable at the Goal 13: 

John Potterfield for notifying the Inhabt* in the 4 & 

issued 6tii Wd» to clean Streets 5: 

issued [3 JO] W» Reed for paintff fire Engine H* 3 : 

Andrew Lott for his Services as Clk at the Election 

issued jjj^^ 1st wdof a Collector 0: 

Rob^ Valentine for Repairs to Coenties Wharf & the 

issued Exchange Bridge 3: 

issued W™ Rawson for Lamp Oil 34 : 

Jacob Harsen for the ballc« of his Acct on Repairs to 

"*"*** Roads 472: 

George Janeway for ball^^ of his Acc^ on Repairs to 

'"««! Goal 177: 

Nich» Carmer for ballc« of his Ace*" for reform* the 

issued Qt c^y^ j^^^^ ^ 1^^ Repairs to the City Hall. . . . . 601 : 

issued The same for Repairs to Bridewell 1 : 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen 69 : 

issued James Culbertson for the like 69 : 



5 
4 



4:- 
16:11 

16:- 

2: 4 
2:- 

0:10 

7:10 



19 
17 
13 
13 



10 



ss. 



City of } 
New York J 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 2S'"» day of January 1796. 

Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Robert Lenox 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 



Esq«Aldn 



Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Mangel Minthorn 
George Janeway 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Thomas Storm 



^Assist** 



A Petition of Aaron Higbie to hire the Ferry House at Brooklyn 
was read And thereupon Ordered that Aid" Lenox & Beekman & M' 
Harsen be a Committee to take Otder for letting the said House and 
to give M' Dawson the present Tenant the necessary notice. 

[331] The Treasurer presented to the Board an Estimate of the 
Monies which be required to be raised by Tax for defraying the public 
Expences of this City the ensuing Year which was read & approved 
by the Board as follows viz* 



25 Jan. 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 200 



Aims House £12000: — : — 

Bridcwdl 800:—: — 

r^- . ^ IRoads ilOOO:— : — 
Qty & County |s^,^^3 800:-:- 



1800 



Support crim^ Prisoners 400 

Etections 150 

conting^ Expences 1000; 

Monies loaned from the Bank of N Y for supplys the Deficiency 

of Tax for 1795 for which Bonds are given by the Corporation 4800 : — : — 



20950:-: — 



City Charges 

Watch-26 Weeks ©69:13/ is 1810:18 

Do —26 Do @ 82: 12/ is 2147: 12 

snpplyc Do with fire Wood & Candles 75 : — 



4033:10: — 



Lamps snpplyc 809 with Oil is 8090 Gall> @ 7/. . . . 2831 

lighting &c 13 Men @ £60 780 

lighting BrideweU & Goal 180 

Repairs & Salaries 375 



10 



4166 

Wdls & Pumps 350 

Contingt Expences 500 



10 



Am* of City charges 9050: — : — 

Do of City & County ^. 20950: — : — 



£30,000: — : — 

A Petition to the Legislature for a Law to raise the Sum by a Tax 
was then read & approved by the Board and the Common Seal was 
ordered to be affixed thereto accordingly. 

Ordered that William Allen be appointed an Inspector of fire 
Wood at the Coffee House Slip. 

[332] A Petition of Jacob TabcUie for an allowance of Pay for his 
Services as prosecutor on the Laws for preventing fire in this City 
was read ; And the Board determined that at the time of his appoint- 
ment no pay was intended to be allowed him at the Expence of this 
Board 

A Petition from the Inspectors of fire Wood for an encrease of 
their Fees ; was read & rejected 

A Petition of Eleanor Van Bremer was read & referred to Aid" 
Beelonan & Mess"* Janeway & Minthom. 



210 City of New Yoek 26 Jan. 1796 

A Representation from the Health 0>mmittee on the subject of 
Lots which require raising so as to carry the Water off And a Petition 
of Sebring & Van Wyck & others praying that the Proprietors of 
certain Water Lots between Coenties & the Old Slips may be com- 
pelled to wharf & make the outer Street were respectively read & 
referred to the Members of this Board who are Members of the 
Health Comt«« 

Petitions of William Terry & James Heam to be appointed Meas- 
urers of Grain were read And it was ordered that they be appointed 
accordingly. 

The Committee on the G>mmon Lands delivered in a Report which 
was read and ordered to be taken into consideration next Wednesday 
Week at which time the Board are to meet for the purpose 

Ordered that the follow' Persons be appointed Fire Men of this 
City viz* 

Engine N^ 10 Francis A Marschalk vice Isaac Bayie resigned 

N^ 12 Cornelius Schermerhom & Allen Clapp vice Oliver Milde- 
berger & John Evans resigned 

N*> 20 Ab™ Rich vice Ab" Labagh resigned 

[333] Mistakes having been discovered in me Assessment, for dig- 
ging out Harman Street, which was ratified by this Board on the 14*^ 
Sepf last & the Assessors appointed to make the said Assessment hav- 
ing since corrected the said Mistakes the said Assessment was again 
presented to the Board and being read was again ratified. 

The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz* 
The Committee appointed to agree with a suitable Person as Grave 
Digger at and to have the Charge of the Potters field. Report they have 
agreed with David Marshall as a suitable Person to have the charge of 
the said Ground and to allow him four shillings for each grown Per- 
son which shall be interred provided that in the whole his Receipts 
shall be equal to six Shillings per day. And in order that a proper 
Check may be kept on his Conduct & Accounts, He is forbid to interr 
any, or permit any to be interred without an order from one of the 
Magistrates or from the Keeper of the Alms House. This Agreement 
to be in force until the first of May next when the Corporation shall 
be at liberty to continue or discharge him ; but if he is to be continued 
he is to be allowed the House at the Ground at such Rent as shall be 
agreed on. 

Jany 25*^ 1796 Rob' Lenox 

Andrew Van Tuyl 



1 Feb. 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL M1NUTE8 211 

It being considered by the Board that the appointment of a suitable 
Person to superintend such Work as the Board shall from time direct 
to be done, would tend not only to the well doing of the same but to 
the [334] lessening of the public Expences And thereupon M*^ Garret 
Harsen was appointed accordingly 

The Qerk presented to the Board (agreable to the Report .of the 
Committee agreed to by the Board on the 17**» feb^ 1794) a Lease of 
the House & Lot on the Comer of Water Street & Roosevelt Street to 
Mary Van Zandt as Executrix of Tobias Van Zandt dec^ which was 
approved by the Board And it was ordered that the Common Seal be 
affixed thereto to be delivered to M" Van Zandt on her executing the 
counterp* 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasury to pay. 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £86 : 2 : 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like 86: 2: 6 

issued Stagg & Gosman for paving Street 98 : 11 : 9 

issued George Gosman for the like 44 : 16 : 9 

issued John Stagg for the like 7:10: — 

issued the same for the like 3: 2: 3 

issued Ab°> Van Gelder for lighting Lamps 63 : 14 : — 

bsued John Bonsall for pine Scantling 7 : 16 : 5 

issued Scth Kneeland for a New fire Engine House 20: 12 : 10 

issued Henry Rutgers for Plank 3: 6: 1 

issued the same for 2 Spars 5: 4: — 

issued David Waldron for Roads 236:14: 4 

issued Dani Burger Repairs to Pumps 98 : 12 : 8 

issued David Marshall for interrments at Potters field 14: 8: — 

[335] City of ^ At a Common Cotmcil held at the Alms 

New York^^^' House on the 1»* day of Feb^ 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*' Recorder 



Nicholas Bayard 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Robert Lenox 
Theophilus Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 

Nicholas Carmer 

I *- A • J Mangel Minthorn 

»- Esq" Aid" n r 

^ George Janeway 

Anthony Post 

Thomas Storm 



•• Assist** 



M*' Mayor & the Members having visited the several Wards in the 
Alms House & Bridewell, The Committee of Acc*» reported that they 
had examined & compared the Acc*« of the Commissioners of the Alms 



212 City of New York 8 Feb. 1796 

House & Bridewell, with their respective Vouchers & found them 
right 

Those of the Alms House for the last Quarter amounting to £2888: 5: 4 

And those of the Bridewell to 322 : 3 : 5 

The Commissioners Estimate of the Sums required for the ensuing 
Quarter was read & approved viz* 

Alms douse £2500: — : — 

Bridewell 200 : — : — 

, Ordered that M«" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*^ for 
issued 

the payment thereof accord*^*^ 

Also to pay to the Commiss™ (out of the Monies trans- 

- mitted from Phil* for the purpose) the further Sura of 
issued s- r y 

i400 to be applied to the Relief of Families become in- 
digent and distressed from the late Epidemic Fever. 

[336] A Representation of the Medical Society on the Subject of 
purifying the City so as to render it more Healthy in the Summer 
Season And a Petition of Tho* Ten Eyck & others against the Prayer 
of the Petition of Sebring & Van Wyck & others read on 25^ Ult^ 
were respectively read & referred to the Members of this Board who 
are Members of the Health Committee. 

A Petition of Jon* Hardman relative to the House at the Potters 
field was read & referred to the Committee on that Subject. 

Ordered that Aid" Lenox, Roosevelt & Beekman be a Committee 
on the subject of supplying this City with fresh Water — ^That they be 
authorized to publish that they will receive Proposals and that they 
report the result to the Board 

Ordered that M«" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

issued Antho Post for Repairs to Hudson Bason £24 : 6 ; 

issued Thomas Hazard for 2 Watchmen at the Goal 21 : 14: 

issued W°> Sloo for convesfv Vagrants to Bridewell 8 : 17 

[337] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^' the 8^ day of Feb^ 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq«" Mayor 



Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 



Garret Harsen 
George Janeway 
Thomas Storm 



A J w T 1 r Esq" Aid" Thomas Storm 
Andrew Van Tuyl ^ Mangel Minthorn 
John Campbell J a_.| t>^„* 



^Assist^ 



Jchn Campbell J Anthony Post 

A Representation of the Commissioners of the Alms House & 
Bridewell of the State of the Alms House particularly as it respects 



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.1/ 1-7 :n:clinr^ of Lite Cominijioncrs oj the A!r:\-IL.!L (;;;,/ /i^^/ 

AV.r-l cr^, o;? Monday, tlujnjl oj /, / * .v.," v, 17')^'. 

To iho Xtiwor, Aklcnncn and Coininoniilfv of the faid Citv. convcnctl iw 
Common Council — The rcprcTciUation of llidaid CoinniilTioncrs Rlpi\li:.;; 
I lie pre fen t ftatc of the Ahiis-IIoiiIe — Shlavlth ; 

THAT howc\'cr forci<;n it may Ix* fioni our prrlrnt prirpoffN to rnfrr on U jfgrc.it poli- 
tical qiicflion, WTictlicr the emigration of ioruii^iiris into iliis couniiy, oih?Iii, or oujtIil 
TvK to b»^ riicoiirn'^cxl ; yet from llic circimifiarKTs atlrndant on tlic nature i)f our ollirr as 
( 'onijoiirioncr^, wc cannot help being alarmed at ilwrnormous anU llill growing expcuLvol 
i!vn dt'TMrriiu'iif. ai iiing, not (b much from flie iiH.rcal*.- of oui own|H)i)r, a> from llic prodi- 
»;i.in^ iiinux. of itulir^^nt foreigners into this ciiy. 

Ar prcdiit wt- lliall only take notice of the mcreafe of ihe numerous poor imported from 

Ii-la::.!. When wr firil took upon as Uic carfSof this inlliiulion in ijtS.i, \vc UMUid m the 

Alirji-Hoiifl- aVK>iit foi iv perfons who were natives of ihat Hlan<l, fuKc which lime ihey have 
aiinuiiHy iricrearcd, and at prelent they amountUo 1 48 jierfvins, tin* expence of wln)le fuj>|Kirt 
15 tipwai ;is of 600 dfdlars per annum ; — it is trpe.a few of theie, as well as Ibme of the otlier 
c?»u«:;raiits no^v in the houfe, having gained a^refideiice, arc citi/ens of ours, but by far the 
^•reo'cT part of tlic iiadves of Ireland, now under our immediate eare^ have almoft con (bntty 
bc*-n fiiT»Tk)fU^t iit the exjx'nre of*th\cily, lince their arrival. 

It :ip;W*nT^ th^i fcvcral Ihip-loads oi emigrants from Ireland who have arrived here witliin 
JijiN ylLv or two ji;:ri, expcacd lo liave been landed at Delaware, or fome otlur oftJic Soufli- 
*Tn SMts.-s. but from fome pretext or other tlic fhips put inUj this poit : — fuch acndersts as 
'ht-U- luivc, no doubt arifen from a knowledge tlie raptaius, or owners hnd,of certain legal 
n-[tr*t lions in the Soulliern Slates, rcfpeding die landing ol indigent foreipiers. 

tiicumf lanced llK*n, .is we an» ^t prcfent, the principal dcligii of this irprefentation is, 
i.> ruj[;eell, with ail due deference, to /I^Comflptirm, a quellion of the propriety of praving 
for l-csillative interpofition ; that i£»ii^l\Vpi^^ fomcd^g 

mav Ikt dfrtrte trr prqvcni (in feme mcalB. e ^iiv^Rj^ tne eviToTjnplai ned of, T^^^^jjjfrinff Th* 
tiirain"^ on IVion; uich numbers of 'diftreltiW f.i*iulies among us, or that feme State provifion 
ina*^ l:>c made for their fupport ; for many oY\hcm having paid their lall lliilling ro the cap- 
tain, arc landed dcflitutc and emaciated, and we ai« fodly fenfible of the eflect of liirh num- 
Ix-rs «>f ih^'fi" poor people hudling together in cellers and flieds. in and alnjut the Ship- Yards 
t;ir lall fnmnier and fall : many of whom, as well as of our fi^llow citizens in tliat quarter, 
ftU a prt-v U> the then dellrcAiiigfcver. 

\\> wouhl liirThcr reprck'nt, tliat die liberal fupplic s c^r.mtrd by die Coqwratiou lo ilic 
fund for iIk* rclirfoftheneceflritous in the city, are cxliiullx^d, and that the necellity of plant- 
ing n hcf to a numlx^r of emigrant families, hath greatly contributed thereto. 

WV have now under our immediate care 770 piiuix^rs — The following fclicme will fiunv 
tlic probable cxpcncc of fupporting them for one year, allowing provifioiLS, clothing, c^c. at 
llxc prelent prices. 




Pnitprrs horn in Nnc-York, 

T^'u lives of Ireland, - - 

Of other parts of Europe, Africa and America, 



Ad-.ut' 


CliliMr** 


ToT»' 


98 


160 


2.-,8 


108 


40 


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224 


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3^1 


430 


340 


770 



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At {I Dolh. 10-^78 

' 3 J 170 



Signed by order and in behalf of die BoarcJ, 

JOHN S T A G G, CitA;RMA>f. 

^I\ie JoT^going Reprcfentalion being read in Common Council, it was ordered that 200 
Copies tfacreof be pHnted in Hand-Bills for the information of the public. 

ROBERT BENSON, Cilrk. 
Febiluaiiy 8, 179^. 



frCW*YOXK: PjiurrcD iy (gW^t JFOrman, N'. 156, FRONT-STRfET, Nfar tiif F. MAPKtT. 



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See page 213, also page 416, foot note. 



8 Feb. 1796 CoMMON COUNCEL MiNUTES 218 

the number of Emigrant Paupers supported in the Alms House was 
read 

Ordered that 200 Copies thereof be printed in Hand Bills to be 
distributed among the Members of the Legislature for their Informa- 
tion on the Subject. 

The Committee to whom were referred the Representations of the 
Health C6m*«« and of the Medical Society (the former read on the 
25^ Ult<> & the latter on the 1** Inst, reported verbally on the Subject 
And thereupon it was ordered that a Petition on the subject to the 
Legislature be prepared. 

On reading a Petition of Carlisle Pollock on the subject of a 
dispute which has arisen respecting the true Direction of Rector 
Street into the River. 

Ordered that two of the Surveyors make & report without delay 
a Map of the Water Lots in the vicinity of that Street as the same was 
granted by this Corporation to the Corporation of Trinity Church. 

[338] Ordered that Garret Peterson Jun*^ be appointed a fireman 
to Engine N<* 10 vice Jeremiah Wood resigned And Henry Taylor to 
Engine N® 6 vice Ab" Ackerman resigned. 

Ordered that M«" Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay. 

Henry Ten Broeck towards a Well lately sunk in Wash- 
»ssucd j^^Qjj S^^^ £6: — : — 

issued Josiah Furman for repairs Lamps £57 : 2 : 8 

issued Aldo Van Tuyl for Repairs to Slips & Markets &« il2 : — : — 

Aldo Campbell for the ballc« of his Ace* for the im- 

**^"^ provcmt of the Fields i43:ll: 2 

issued Michl Brooks for repairs Lamps £63 : 4 : 3 

issued Alex*" Lamb for the City Watchmen £85 : 4 : 6 

issued Simon Kiersted for a new Pump at Belle Vue Hospital £7 : 19 

issued Henry Eichel for an Iron Stove in the criml Goal £13 : 10 

issued Richci Wenman for fire Wood in the criml Groal £4 : 14 

W« Somendyke for carting Filth & Dirt from the Fly 

issued Market £9:-:- 

John Stagg for repaving part of the Street at the Col- 
issued j^^ £37:10: 9 

issued The same for carting Earth round the Fields £8 : 14 : — 



214 



City of New Yoek 



10 Feb. 1796 



[339] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Wedncs- 

New York J ^^' day the lO^^^ feb^ 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq«" Mayor 



Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
John Campbell 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



>-Esq»Alda 



Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
Jotham Post 
George Jancway 
Nich> Carmer 
Thomas Storm 



•"Assist* 



Ordered that Mary Van Zandt be permitted to assign the Lease 
(executed to her by this B^ on the 25*** Ult°) to Jedediah Waterman. 

The Committee appointed to take order for letting the Ferry House 
at Brooklyn having advertized that it would be exposed to sale at 
public auction in the Common Council Chamber this day, the same was 
struck off to Henry Dawson the present Tenant as the highest Bidder 
on the following Terms viz' 

On a Lease for three Years from the first day of May next at the 
annual Rent of two hundred Pounds payable in quarterly payments — 
The Lessee at his own expence to bear & pay all Taxes & other legal 
Impositions on the Premisses during the Term And to surrender up 
the Premisses at the expiration of the Term in good tenantable Order 
& Repair. 

The Surveyors delivered in a Map of the Water Lots granted to 
Trinity Church from which it appears that Carlisle [340] Pollock has 
in possession full as much Ground as the Church had a Right to dis- 
pose of without interfering with the proper direction of Rector Street 
into the River And therefore that he ought not to be permitted to en- 
croach on or alter the Direction of the said S' 

Ordered that Aid** Lenox & Van Tuyl & M^ J Post be a Committee 
to report a Reform of the Ferry from this City to Brooklyn 

♦The Street Committee reported to the Board a Description, from 

West. 

an actual Survey made, of the outer Street, along the West side 
of this City, which is to be of the breadth of seventy feet and beyond 
which no Grants ought to be made nor Buildings erected which was 
read & approved of by the Board viz* 

Beginning at the center of the arched Bridge over the Run of 
Water called the Bestavers Killitie or Rivulet and running from 
thence in the present Range of Greenwich Street North 11 Degrees & 

* Marginal note reads Survey of West Street — Ed. 



10 Feb. 1796 CoiCMON COUNCEL MiKUTES 215 

30 Minutes East 150 feet to the South End of a Piece of upland which 
lies between Hudsons River and a Piece of Meadow Ground or Marsh 
(being the first Piece of Meadow Ground or Marsh near Hudson's 
River to the South of Greenwich) and running Thence along the said 
Point of upland from the West side of Greenwich Street North 78° 
Degrees 30 Minutes West 420 feet into Hudsons River. Thence run- 
ning on a Course, as it appears on the Map South 11° Degrees 45 
Minutes West to a Point at the [341] southern Range of Duane 
Street; which said Point is from the West side of Greenwich Street 
along Duane Street on a course as the said Duane Street now runs 
North 76° Degrees and 40 Minutes West 440 feet into Hudsons 
River. Thence running from the said Point on a course of South 17° 
Degrees 30 Minutes West to a Point at the northeastermost Range 
of the Street or Lane between Kennedys Comer House & the Battery ; 
which said Point is from the West side of Greenwich Street on a 
course of North 68° Degrees 50 Minutes West, at the extent of 360 
feet into Hudsons River. 

*The same Committee also reported an alteration in the permanent 

South 

Line of the outer Street in front of the City on the East River, as was 
agreed to on the 7*^ of April 1795 which was also approved of by the 
Board and is as follows viz^ 

Beginning at a Point as laid down in the Map at the Angle oppo- 
site Alderman Beekmans House ; which said Point is from the South 
side of Water Street at the continuation of the southwestermost 
Boundary Line of the Grant to Thomas Barnes & now belonging to 
Samuel Ackerly 420 feet into the East River. Thence running on a 
Course as it appears on the Map N° 83° Degrees 30 Minutes East to a 
Point at the West Range of Rutgers Street in the Estate of Hendrick 
Rutgers dec** which said Point is from the South side of Cherry 
Street [342] on a course South 3 Degrees 15 Minutes East as said 
Rutgers Street now runs 590 feet into said East River. Thence run- 
ning on a course as it appears on the Map North 87 Degrees 15 Min- 
utes East to a Point into the East River at Corlaers Hook, which said 
Point is after measuring on a Course of North 87 Degrees 30 Minutes 
East 870 feet from the East side of Ferry Street along Crown Point 
Street. Thence running at the extent of said Distance South 2 De- 
grees & 30 Minutes East 360 feet from the South Range of said 
Crown Point Street into the River to the said last mentioned Point " 



♦ Marginal note reads Survey of South Street amended. See P, 217.— Ed. 



216 City of New Yoek 10 Feb. 1796 

'''The Board according to order proceeded to the consideration of 
the Report of the Committee on the Common Lands which was read 
and agreed to as follows viz* " That they have had a Survey made of 
the Commons contemplating that the same may hereafter be improved 
as part of the City, to which end they have had Streets regularly laid 
down. They are unanimously of Opinion that the best Mode of im- 
proving the same is to sell at public Vendue the one half and to lease 
the other for the Term of twenty one Years They are induced to 
recommend this Plan from a belief that it will tend to a speedy Im- 
provement and that the one half which is to be leased \vill at the End 
of the Term be worth more than the whole now is They further re- 
port that the Lots as they are now laid out be sold and leased under 
[343] the management of a Committee who are to point out the Lots 
so to be sold and leased, and who are to be charged to sell and lease 
the same in such a manner as that the one half to be leased shall be 
best improved by that of the one sold. That part sold to be subject 
to an annual Rentf of one bushel of Wheat per Acre. They further 
report that the Committee be charged to sell under the following Con- 
ditions viz* — Ten per Cent to be paid at the Sale Ten per Cent on the 
execution of the Deeds twenty per Cent annually with Interest at Six 
per Cent from the day of Sale. The Committee further report that 
the contemplated Sale & Lease is to commence at the Road or Street 
dividing the Ground of M«" Atwood & that on Lease to 
from the Commons and so to extend where the same is bounded by 
the Harlem Commons. 

The Committee further report that the Sale and Lease now con- 
templated may be made as soon as convenient that those who may 
be induced to buy may have it in their Power to improve the same 
before the next Summer when the Committee believe the alarm oc- 
casioned by the late Epidemic will induce many to buy and improve 
and thereby tend to encrease the value of the public property." 

[344] Ordered that the same Committee take order for carrying 
the said Report into effect and that the Sale commence at the City 
Hall on the 15**> March next 

Ordered that the same Committee direct that the ^middle Road be 
laid out of the breadth of one hundred feet And also that they cause the 
common Lands between those of David Provoost dec** & John Harden - 
brook & the post Road to be laid out & surveyed with the necessar}' 
Roads and Streets, And sold in like manner. 

♦ Marginal note reads see this regulated 23^ May next See P. 383. — En. 
t Marginal note reads see this Rent altered next Common Council See P. 
346. — Ed. 

t Marginal note reads Manhattan Avenue,— Ed, 



16 Feb. 1796 CoMMON CJOUNCDL M1NUTB8 



217 



City of ) ^^ 
New Yorkji 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 1S«» day of feb^ 1796. 

Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq«" Recorder 



Theoph" Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Robert Lenox 



EsqnAldn 



Garret Harsen 
Nich» Gartner 
Thomas Storm 
Mangle Minthorn 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 
Jotham Post 



"Assist** 



The Commissioners of the Alms House Lottery attended the Board 
& reported " that at least 6000 Tickets remained in their Hands unsold 
that M' John Rogers and his Associates had made an Offer to purchase 
all the Tickets remainmg on hand unsold at ten Dollars each on the 
fdlow«f Paym*« on the 20^ April next the whole amount of the Tickets 
purchased excepting the Sum of twenty five thousand Dollars which 
they propose to pay in three Installments viz* one third on the first 
June, one third on the fifteenth July and the remaining third on the fif- 
teenth of August next: provided the drawing of the [345] Lottery be 
postponed until the first Monday in April next." Which said OflFer 
this Board do accede to ; provided that the Tickets continue to be sold 
at the price of Ten Dollars to the Inhabitants until the first day of 
March next And it is ordered that the further drawing of the said 
Lottery be postponed till the first Monday in April next accordingly 

Ordered that the Representations of the Health Committee read 
on the 25**> Ult° and of the Medical Society read on the 1" Inst be 
published for the Information of the public. 

Ordered that Aid" Lenox & Campbell & M^ Janeway be a Com- 
mittee to confer with the Proprietors of the Ground through which 
the contemplated Canal is to pass from the fresh Water Pond into 
Hudson River, and to report the Result 

Ordered that Svrartwout & Dumond have permission to frame their 
Timber for a Store House in the wide part of the Street in front of 
the old Slip, so as not to interrupt passing Carriages & the whole to be 
finished & removed by the IS*** March 

A Petition of James Knox to wharf out further into Hudson 
River was read & referred to the Street Committee. 



218 City of New Yoek 22 Feb. 1796 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay. 

Rinier Skaats for 1 Q*" Services £20: — 

issued The same for sweepff City Hall Chimnies 1 : 10 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen i85 : 4 : 6 

issued Groodeve & Brown for a Box Candles £3: 4: 6 

issued Luke Persiany for Repairs to the Mud Drudge il7: 17 

[346] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^- the 22^ feby 1796 

Present/ Samuel Jones Esq«" Recorder 

Gerret Harsen 
Nich» Carmer 



Theophs Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nich> Bayard 
John Campbell 



T- A« . George Janeway 

Esqr.Aldn j^^g,^ Minthorn 

Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 



♦Ordered that the Report of the Committee on the Sale of the Com- 
mon Lands be so amended as that instead of one Bushel of Wheat per 
Acre per Annum the Rent reserved be four Bushels for each Block 
or Square per Annum 

A Memorial of John Crolius complaining that certain Perstons 
claiming Lands North of the Alms House are making Encroachments 
on Lots by him held under Lease from this Corporation was read and 
referred to the Committee appointed to settle with the Proprietors of 
those Lands & establish a boundary Line. 

Mangin 

A Project or Proposal of Mbns*" Mainshin & Brother Enginiers for 
making a Dock or Bason in the low Grounds at the fresh Water Pond 
as a safe Harbor for Shipping & to drain and carry off the Water from 
that Quarter into the Rivers; was read & ordered to be taken into 
consideration with the subject of the contemplated Canal from the 
fresh Water Pond into Hudsons River. 

[347] A Petition of John Leary for purchasing at private Sale 
the Common Lands which lay between the Farm by him lately pur- 
chased of the Representatives of David Provoost dec** and the Post 
Road was read and referred to the land Committee. 

Ordered that John Wright be appointed a Measurer of Grain. 

The lamp Committee on the Petition of Ab" Van Gelder reported 
that his Salary or Allowance for his Services as Superintendant of the 
Lamp Department, be encreased five Pounds per Quarter from the 
sixteenth of November last ; which was agreed to by the Board. 

♦ Marginal note reads See P, 343,^Ed, 



82 Feb. 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 219 

The Committee to whom was referred the subject of the Rates of 
public Wharfage and Slippage reported that in their Opinion all 
Coasting Vessels should pay the Rates of Wharfage established by 
Law for Vessels lying at private Wharfs and that the annual Slippage 
paid by Market Boats be doubled And further that the commissions ot 
the Collector of those Rates be reduced to twelve & an half PO; 
which was agreed to by the Board. 

Ordered that the Qerk prepare an Ordinance accordingly. 

Ordered that Wood Furman be appointed a fire Man to Engine N® 
10 vice Gabriel Furman resigned. 

On reading a Petition of Col** H Rutgers 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to view & examine his Water Lot 
(on which he has lately sunk two Blocks [348] or Wharfs & on which 
he intends to erect a Store House) and to determine whether it will 
bear a foundation for a Building of Stone or Brick. 

Ordered that the Aid & Assist of the 4**^ & the Aid" of the 5*^ 
Wards be a Committee to report the best Mode of disposing of the 
Ferries across the North River 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist of the third & the Aid" of the 2^ 
Wards be a Committee to report what Improvements & Repairs are 
necessary to the Fly Market 

The auditing Committee report that they have examined the Ace** 
& Vouchers of Richard Varick the Mayor for Market Fees received 
& paid by him from the 29^^ December 1794 to the 2^ day of January 
last inclusive. 

That the Mayor has received from Rinier Skaats and James Cul- 
bertson (including £47:3:6 paid by his Commission or Order for 
sweeping & cleansing the Markets and carting away the Dirt) the 
Sum of One thousand six hundred & eighty Pounds sixteen Shillings 
& eleven Pence And that he has paid to Daniel Phoenix Esquire the 
City Treasurer the Sum of Sevei\ hundred & ninety four Pounds five 
Shillings on that Account and has retained Eight hundred & forty 
Pounds eight Shillings & five Pence to his own use. 

That the Committee have also examined the Mayors Account of 
Monies received and paid for Licences granted to Tavern Keepers 
between the first day of March 1795 and the 19*^ day of January 
last; That he [349] has received for 709 Licences the* Sum of 
One thousand & sixty three Pounds 10/ That he has paid £212 : 14/ 
(being the one fifth part thereof) to Robert Benson Esq^ the Clerk; 



220 City of New York 29 Feb. 1796 

That he has retained the like Sum for his own use. That he has paid 
to Hugh Gaine for printing the Licences il3: 6: 8. That he has also 
paid to William W Gilbert i42 : 1 : 6 as a Commission for receiving & 
paying three fifths Parts of £2805 received by him for 1870 Licences 
granted in the Years 1793, 1794 & 1795 All which Monies have been 
accounted for by the Mayor & paid to the use of the Q)rporation And 
that he has paid five hundred & eighty two Pounds thirteen ShilKngs 
& 10^ (being the ballance) to M*^ Phoenix the City Treasurer as 
appears from the Ace"* filed & the Vouchers exhibited to the Com- 
mittee. 

Feby 22^ 1796 Garret Harsen ) Audit* 

Nicholas Carmer ) Com*** 

Ordered that M«" Recorder issue his Warf*» on the Treasurer to pay 

issued Alex*" Lamb for City Watchmen £85 : 4: 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like & Disbursem^ £85 : 14 : 6 

issued Jacob Sherred for glazing City Hall. £2 : 6 : 3 

issued Theod* Hunt for Repairs Ferry Stairs at Cath^ Slip... 26: 0: 6 

issued David Ackerman for Logs for the same 8: 6: — 

issued , John Midwinter for Iron Work for the same £17 : 3 : 10 

[350] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkf''^' the 29^^ day of Feb^ 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 
Corn" C Roosevelt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nicholas Basrard 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
Jotham Post 
T- At* Thomas Storm 

.Esqr.Ald» Mangel Minthorn 

George Janeway 
Anthony Post 



•-Assists 



The Qerk, according to order, presented an Ordinance on the 
Subject of the Rates of Slippage & Wharfage agreable to the Report 
of the Committee agreed to at the last Meeting, which was read con- 
sidered by Paragraphs & passed by the Board 

On a representation that the Gates of the *Enclosed Ground in 
front of the Alms H" were out of order & that the Ground & Trees 
were injured by Cows & other Creatures getting in Ordered that M* 
Harsen cause the said Gates & the Fence to be secured And that in 
case of the breaking in of Cows &5 he cause them to be taken up & 
pounded or that he take such other legal Measures as may be neces- 

* Marginal note reads Park, — Ed, 



29 Feb. 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 221 

sary And further that a Letter of Attorney from this Board to him 
for that purpose be made out & Sealed. 

A Representation of the Goaler. with respect to the Gaol was read 
& it was ordered that the Committee on the Subject cause the necess^^ 
Repairs to be made. 

[351] The Committee on the Memorial of John Crolius delivered 
in the following Report which was agreed to by the B^ 

" That they have not made any Proposals or Agreement with the 
Qaimants of the Land called the Negroe's burying Ground which can 
authorize them to intrude upon or take possession of the Land leased 
to the Memorialist nor do the Committee know or believe that the 
said Qaimants have had any such Authority from the Common Coun- 
cfl of this City And the Committee are therefore of Opinion that if 
any Person injures or encroaches upon him he ought to seek Redress 
at Law " 

Samuel Jones 
John Campbell " 

The Committee on small change Notes reported that they had 
burnt to ashes the follow' viz* 

8500 of 3d il06: 5 

7500 of 2d 62:10 

6500 of Id 27: 1: 8 



195:16: 8 
2 imperfect Sheets 12: — 



£196: 8: 8 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^" on the Treas"" to pay 

Gerrit Harsen on Ace* towards Repairs to the Gates ft 

"^~ filling in the Enclosed Ground in front of the Alms H« ilOO: — 

issued The same for the Gt O Roome £9: 

issued Abra Van Gelder for light* Lamps i65 : 19 

Ordered that Samuel Bleecker be appointed a Measurer of Grain 
in this City. 



222 



City op New Yoek 



7 March 1796 



[352] City of } ^^ 
New York^ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 7^^ day of March 1796 



Present/ Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Nicholas Bayard 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
John Campbell 



,.Esq»Aldn 



Nich» Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Tho« Storm 
Mangle Minthome 
George Janeway 
Jotham Post- 
George Janeway 



Assists 



A Petition of Benjamin S Judah & others Proprietors of Water 
Lots between White Hall Slip & the Exchange Slip on the Subject of 

South 

the Grants to be made to them to the outer Street on the River was 
read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of Abijah Hart & Elias Cowles for the appointment of 
five Persons to examine their Water Lot at Fletcher Street on which 
they intend to erect a Wooden Building or Store House was read & 
referred to the Ald° & Assist* of the 3^ Ward to enquire into the State 
of the Lot whether it comes within the meaning of the Law for regu- 
lating Buildings in this City. 

A Petition of Peter Aymar on the Subject of the regulation of 
Harmen Street was read & referred to the Street Committee 

Ordered that Aid'* Lenox & Furman and M*" J Post be a Commit- 
tee to enquire into the present System of the Lamp Department & to 
report whether any & what more oeconomical Plan can be adopted. 

[353] The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board 
viz^ 

" The Committee appointed to enquire & report what Repairs were 
necessary to the Fly Market Report that the upper & middle Market 
require new Floors and the latter a new Roof ; but as these Repairs it 
carried into effect, would only be temporary & ill comport with the 
public Spirit of the Corporation and as the Drain under the upper 
Market requires enlarging & new paving; and as the present situation 
of the Pavements on each side of the Market require new modelling 
in order to carry off the Water ; and it is cheapest in the end to make 
permanent Improvements ; Your Committee report that the upper Mar- 
ket should be raised & widened and the present Roof which is in good 
Condition be supported by Brick Pillars & cielled with Lath & Plaister 
and that the Pavement should be raised along the Market so as to 
give descent for the Water towards the Houses instead of the Market 



7 March 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiKtTTES 998 

and that these Alterations should be made as soon as the Season will 
admit. That as this will be quite as much as the Corporation will be 
able to attend to the ensuing Summer Your Committee are of Opinion 
that the middle Market should have a very temporary Repair 'till next 
Season when it should be rebuilt in a corresponding manner ; all which 
is respectfully submitted 

New York 7^ March 1796 Rob* Lenox 

Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nidi' Carmer 

Ordered that the same Committee take order for repairing the said 
Market agreaUe to the said Report 

[354] Ordered that the Sale of the Common Lands be postponed 
'till Tuesday the 19*** day of April next 

The f ollowii^ Report on the Representation of John B Coles pre- 
sented on the 30^ Nov'' last was read & agreed to by the Board vis* 

"The Street Committee Report that they have viewed the Place 
where John B Coles purposes to erect the Bridge or Dam and are of 
Opinion that the Prayer of his Petition ought to be granted upon 
reasonable Terms. 

New York March 7^ 1796 Gabriel Furman 

Rob^ Lenox 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Mangle Minthorn 
Garret Harsen 
John Campbell 

The Conunittee on small Change Notes reported that they had 

bum't to ashes the following viz* 

7000 of 14 £29: 3 

7800 of 2d 65: — 

MOO of 3<i 117:10; 



i211:13: 4 

Ordered that Jacob Van Wagenen Jun^ be appointed a Fire Man 
to Engine N*> 11 vice Isaac Moore dec<* 

Ordered that M' Recorder issue his Wan^ on the Treasurer to pay 

issued Casimir Th. Goerick for surveying £57 : 18 : — 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £SS: 4: 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £85: 4: 6 

issued George Forman for print' £1 : 12 : — 



224 City of Nb^ Yoxx 14 March 1796 

[355] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^* the 14*^ day of March 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Garret Harsen 
Theophilus Beekman^ Nich* Carmer 

Andrew Van Tuyl I Anthony Post 

Gabriel Furman rfi»q"Ald« Thomas Storm 
Robert Lenox J Mangle Minthorn 

George Janeway 



N Assist** 



A Letter from Benjamin Taylor one of the City Surveyors on the 
subject of the contemplated Canal from the fresh Water Pond to the 
North River was read & referred to the Committee on that Subject 

A Petition of Sebring & Van Wyck & others for permission to 
advance the Line of the front of their Lots on the West side of Coen- 
ties Pier so as to make them range with the front of the Lots above 
them was read & rejected 

A Petition of Thomas Hazard the Goaler for an encrease of the 
allowance for subsisting criminal Prisoners was read 

Ordered that he be allowed at the rate of one Shilling for each 
Person per day from the 14^** October last 

Ordered that M' Recorder & Aid* Lenox & M' Storm be a Com- 
mittee to ascertain & report what Quit Rent ought to be reserved on 
the additional Grants of Water Lots out to the established Line of the 

South Street 

outer Street in the East River. 

A Petition of Gerard" Deforrest for a Grant of the Water Lot in 
front of his Lot in the 6*^ W<^ was read & referred to the Street Com*" 

[356] The Committee of Ace*" submitted to the B<* for their Direc- 
tion an Ace* of Dan* Burger Pumpmaker in which he charges at the 
rate of four Shillings per foot for a new Pump when others charge 
only three shillings. Ordered that the said Ace* be audited & paid and 
that he be no longer employed 

The Committee on a reform of Brookljm Ferry delivered in a 
Report, which was recommitted and M' Recorder and Aid" Furmaji 
were added to the Committee. 

Ordered that Jacob Evans be appointed a fire Man to Engine N® 1 
vice John Ryckman resigned. 

The Committee appointed to view the Lot of Abijah Hart & Elias 
Cowles reported that it is not filled up ; and that the Water will over- 



21 March 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNtJTES 225 

flow It every Tide and therefore that it will not be proper to appoint 
Persons to examine it in pursuance of the Law for regulating Build- 
ings. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

Dani Burger for Repairs to Pumps i41 : 7 : 10 

Andrew Lot for transcribing alphabetically the List of 

"^^ Jurors £8:15:- 

David Marshall on Acct for superintends Potters fidd 

*^^"^ burying Ground £10: — 

issued James Wing for Lamp Oil £274 : 15 

issued Timothy Folger for the like £883 : 1 



[357] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^* March 21" 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Theophs Beekman 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Nich« Bayard 
Robert Lenox 



George Janeway 
Mangle Minthom 
LI? »Ai^ Garrit Harscn 

Jotham Post 
Thomas Storm 



^sistta 



A Petition of John Jackson for the appointment of five Persons to 
view his Water Lot whether it will bear a Foundation for a Building 
of Stone or Brick ; was read & referred to the Aid" & Assist* of the 
third Ward 

A Petition of Isaac Qason for leave to make an Area & Vault in 
front of his House in the Broad Way ; was read & granted under the 
direction of the Ald« & Assist* of the Ward 

A Petition of James Campbell to be appointed an Inspector of Sole 
Leather was read & rejected. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of George Street in the 7^ Ward 
against the depositing of Dirt & Filth for Manure in that Neighbor- 
hood was read & referred to the Aid" & Assist* of the Ward 

M*" John Minshull attended & presented to the Board his Remarks 
in writing on the subjects of cleansing this City and supplying it with 
fresh Water ; which was read & referred to the Committees on those 
Subjects. 

[358] Ordered that Richard De Groot be appointed a Fire Man to 
Engine N® 22 



226 City of New York 81 March 1796 

On reading an application from the Health Conunittee 
Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas"" to 
pay Rob* Bowne their Treasurer (out of the Revenue 
fund to be charged to the State of New York) the Sum of 
issued £986 : 14 : 2 towards discharging the Expences of the said 
Committee And (out of the Monies transmitted from Phil* 
for the purpose) the Sum of £248: 15:8 towards the Re- 
lief of Persons who became necessitous by the Epidemic 
Fever last Summer. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr'* on the Treas*" to pay 

issued Alex«" Lamb for City Watchmen £85 : 4: 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £85 : 4: 6 

issued John Keyser for repairs Wells & Pumps £8: 8: 6 

issued Tho* Pye for a large Lock & Key to the Goal £10: — : — 

issued John Sleght for Shingles at Belle Vue Hospital £4: 15 : 10 

[359] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Thurs- 

New York J ' day the 31"* day of March 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 



John Campbell 
Theoph* Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthom 

EsqwAldn ^^^""^^ Janeway 

Nicholas Carmer 

Thomas Storm 

Jotham Post 



>. Assist^ 



The Committee on small change Notes reported that they had can 

celled & burnt to ashes the following viz* 

6000 of one Penny £25 

6000 of two Pence 50 

6000 of three Pence 75 

one imperfect Sheet — 



£150: 6:- 
The f ollow« Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz* 

" The Street Committee Report that in their Opinion it will be 
proper to adopt the following temporary Regulation for Ferry Street 
at Coarlaers Hook from Grand Street to the extent of the future 
Grants in the River; which the Committee conceive is as near the 
permanent Regulation as is at present attainable, viz^ 



G)m 



tee 



81 March 1796 Common Council Minutes 227 

[360] The Intersection of Grand Street & Ferry Street will require 
to be dug down 11 feet 10 Inches so as to have from Ferry Street 
southeasterly along Grand Street to the extent of the Grants (after 
the Wallplate of the Wharf is raised 4 feet above high Water Mark) 
a descent of 2j4 Inches on 10 feet — Thence descend^ from the inter- 
section of Grand Street down Ferry Street with 2 %o Inches on 10 
feet to the extent of the Grants where the Wall Plate of the Dock 
will also be 4 feet above High Water Mark. In consequence of this it 
will require digging down at the extent of 186 feet distance from 
Grand Street being the Intersection of High Street 15 feet 7 Inches at 
the Intersection of Middle Street being 250 further 14 feet 2 Inches — 
At the Intersection of Crown Point Street 250 feet further 2 feet 11 
Inches And at High Water mark to be raised 1 1 feet in order to have 
the same descent to the extent of the Grants being about 380 feet into 
the River. 

Gabriel Furman 
Rob"^ Lenox 
Garret Harsen 
John Campbell 
Theoph* Beekman 
Mangle Minthom ^ 

The Committee on the Petition of Jacob Wilkins presented on the 
8* Sepf 1794 reported as follows, which was agreed to by the Board 
viz* That the Prayer of his Petition ought to be granted. They 
recommend that his Grant be extended to the seventy feet Street or 
permanent Line on the West side of the City on paying such additional 
Quit [rent] as the Corporation shall establish [361] and he condi- 
tioning to make the seventy feet Street in front and keeping the same 
in Repair. Gabriel Furman 

Rob* Lenox 
March 31" 1796 Garret Harsen 

John Campbell 
Theoph' Beekman 
Mangle Minthome " 

A Petition of Henry Pope & Leonard Fisher for leave to take up 
part of Rutgers & James Streets to lay a Drain for carrying off the 
Water from their Cellars was read & granted, under the Inspection of 
the Ald« & Assist of the Ward, & that the Petitioners put the Street 
in good Order again. 



228 



City of New Yo&k 



5 April 1796 



The G>mmittee on the Petition of Benj* S Judah & others in which 

they set forth that they have nearly finished the seventy foot or outer 
Street on the River between White Hall & Coenties Slips & requesting 
Grants to extend their Water Lots up to the said Street And also 
requesting that they may be permitted to lay the Piers, which are 
intended to be nearly opposite to Moore Street & the Exchange Slip, 
directly opposite to & in front of the said Street & Slip ; delivered in a 
verbal Report on the Subject And the Board determined that they 
should have their Grants whenever the said Street of 70 feet shall be 
compleated And that they be permitted to sink one of the said Piers 
opposite to Moore Street But that the Pier near the Exchange Slip 
be sunk at the place & in manner directed in & by the former Order 
of this Board on that Subject 

Ordered that Mr Mayor issue his Warrt on the Treas' 
to pay Ab« Van Gelder for lightv Lamps £65 : 19: — 



issued 



At a Common Council held on Tuesday 
the fifth day of April 1796 



[362] City of } 
New York J ^®' 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Robert Lenox 
Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Corn* C Roosevelt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



-Esq" Aid" 



George Janeway 
Mangle Mintfaorn 
Anthony Post 
Nich* Carmer 
Thomas Storm 
Garret Harsen 
Jotham Post 



Assiftii 



In pursuance of the Statute for regulating Elections, the Board 
proceeded to the Election of Inspectors for the ensuing Election of 
Senators & Members of Assembly and the following Persons were 
duly elected in the respective Wards viz* 



l«t Ward 

Peter Jay Munro 
Isaac Clason 
Nicholas Gouverneur 

3d Ward 

William Laight 

John Blagge 

Daniel Dunscomb June 



2d Ward 

Samuel Boyd 
William Constable 
John B Coles 

4tl» Ward 

Frederick Rhindander 
George Gosman 
George Lindsay 



11 April 1706 CoMMoy Council Mikutes 



829 



Stb Ward 

Henry Wfll 
Jofan Townsend 
Isaac Cock 



6tb Ward 

John Croliuf Jun^ 
Henry Ten Broeck 
Jacob Harsen 



7* Ward 

Richard Furman 
Thomas Ivers. 
Jacamiah Ackerly 

[363] On reading the applications of Nich" Van Antwerp & James 
Stewart 

Ordered that John Stagg George Grosman John Moore, James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine their respective Lots 
lately filled in on the East River between the Exchange & G)enties 
Slips & to determine whether they will bear foundations for Buildings 
of Stone or Brick 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas'' to pay 
the Conuniss'* of the Alms House & Bridewell the Sum of £1000 on 
Ace* for the Alms House 



City of } 
New York J 

Present/ 

Nich* Bayard 
Theoph^ Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Com' C Roosevdt 
John Campbell 
Gabrid Furman 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 11*J» day of April 1796 ' 

Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



.EsqnAlda 



Mangle Minthom 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post ' 



XAsfistti 



A Petition of Mariam Berrian Widow & Adm' of Daniel Berrian 
dec* relative to the ballance of an Ace* due from this Board for 
Repairs to Coenties Wharf was read and referred to the Committee 
on the Repairs to that Wharf 

A Petition of the Proprietors of the Lots on front Street between 
the Crane Wharf & Pecks Slip praying that the said Street may be 
opened to Pecks Slip ; was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

[364] On a Suggestion that the Surveyor will require longer time 
than was expected to stake of the Lots agreable to the numbers on the 
Map of the Common Lands, it was ordered that the Time appointed 
for the Sale of those Lands at Auction be further postponed 'till the 
Vf^ day of May next 



280 City of New Yoaic 11 April 1796 

An Estimate & Assessment for the digging out & filling in ot 
George Street in the 7^ Ward from Division Street to Cherry Street 
was read & ratified by the Board And Martin Morrison was appointed 
to collect the Monies on the said Assessm* & John Foot & Daniel 
Raveau were appointed to digg out & fill in the said Street 

On read' the application of Ebenezer Stevens and Peter Schermer- 
hom & Abijah Hart. 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine their respective Lots 
lately filled in on the East River between the Crane Wharf & Pecks 
Slip & to determine whether they will bear foundations for Buildings 
of Brick or Stone. 

On reading a Petition of the Proprietors of Lots in Oliver Street 
Ordered that they be be permitted to sink a Well in such part of the 
said Street as the Aid" & Assist of the Ward shall direct. 

Ordered that William Cebra & Thomas Pinckney be appointed 
Measurers of Grain in this City. 

A Petition of Peter Ogilvie & John Quackenbos for Grants of 
the Water Lots in front of their Land at Corlaers Hook ; was read & 
referred to the Street Committee. 

M"" John Delafield presented to the B^ certain proposals to sell to 
this B^ certain Grounds by him lately purchased for the widening of 
Beaver Lane at the rate of £1022 the price he paid for them ; which 
was read & referred to the Street Committee And the Committee were 
instructed to treat with Henry King for the purchase of the Comer 
House & Lot on the Broad Way for the above Purpose of widening 
the said Street. 

[365] Ordered that the one half of the Fines recovered on the Act 
of the Legislature for preventing Fires in this City be paid to the 
Informer or Prosecutor. 

The Committee on the small Change Notes reported that they had 

burn't to ashes the follow* viz* 

6000 of Id £25 

6000 of 2d 50 

6700 of 3d 83:15 



£158:15: — 

Ordered that the Aid** & Assist* of the W^ take order for making 
the necessary Repairs to Coenties Wharf 

The Committee on the North River Ferries reported that they had 



so April 1796 Common Coitncil Minutes 281 

been sold at public Auction to the Mlowing Persons on the following 
Tenns & Conditions viz* 

Paulus Hook Ferry to John Holdron for three Years from the 
first day of May next at the annual Rent of i300 to be paid quarterly. 

Hoboock Ferry to Joseph Smith for the like Term from the first 
day of May next at the annual Rent of £120 to be paid quarterly. 

Conditions 

The Purchasors to enter into Bonds with sufficient Securities for 
the faith full Performance of their Contracts & the Conditions 

Each Ferry to be provided with two large Boats for the convey- 
ance of Horses Cattle Carriages & other heavy Articles and two Row 
Boats for the conveyance of Passengers 

To ferry from Sunrise 'till 9. OQock at Night from the 1'* May 
to the !■* October and not to be excluded from double Ferriage after 
Sunset 

[366] The Stairs at the landing Places of each Ferry to be upheld 
4 kept in Repair at the Expence of the respective Lessees 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

Usucd James Culbertson for City Watchmen i85 : 4: 6 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £85 : 4 : 6 

issued Joseph Shdvie public Whipper £6: 5 : — 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^' the 20^ day of April 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Nich* Carmer 
Garret Harsen 



Thcoph* Beekman 

Gabriel Furman Mangle Minthorn 

Cornelius C Roosevelt J-Esq" Atda t^,v,,_ p^., 
John Campbell 



Nich* Bayard 



Jotham Post 
Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 



Assist^ 



The Legislature having at the last Session by Law directed the 
State Treasurer to pay to the order of this Board by Warr* from the 
Mayor or Recorder the Sum of £3311 : 16: 2 for defraying the neces- 
sary Expences incurred by occasion of the Sickness which prevailed in 
this Qty the last Stimmer & Fall. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the State Treasurer to 
pay the said Sum to the City Treasurer accordingly. 

Isaac Stoutenburgh Esq"" on behalf of the Commissioners named 
in the Law for the [367] erection of a State Prison in this City sent 
in a written Proposal to treat with this Board for the Purpose of 



882 Crrt of Nev Yomc 80 April 1796 

purchasing for the use of the said Prison, the Bridewell with certain 
of the Ground thereunto belonging, or the Piece of Ground fronting 
the Brbad Way formerly purchased by the Corporation for the use 
of the Works intended to supply this City with Water; which said 
Proposal was read & the same being duly considered by the Board 
was rejected 

Ordered that the Clerk cause the Health Office Law to be published 
for the Information of the Inhabitants. 

An Ordinance for the new Paving of Gold Street from John Street 
to Maiden Lane was passed by the Board 

Ordered that Monmouth Purdy be permitted to make a Vault 
under the Street in front of his House 

Estimates & Assessments for paving Rose Street Hague Street, 
Skinners Street & Franckfort Street from Pearl Street to Jacob 
Street; were respectively read & ratified by the Board And David 
Harriot was appointed to collect the Monies & William Ogden to 
superintend the paving of the s^ Streets 

A Petition of Nich* Anthony & others Tanners praying Leave to 
lay a Drain from Franckfort Street down Jacob Street to the main 
Drain in Ferry Street to convey the Water from their Cellars was 
read & granted under the Inspection of the Aid** & Assist* of the Ward 

[368] Ordered that John Whitehand be appointed a Fire Man to 
Engine N° 19 vice Zeno Weeks removed from the City 

Ordered that M"" Harsen take order for employing two proper Per- 



sons, the one to take care of & prevent Injury to the enclosed 
Ground in front of the Alms House & Bridewell & the other of the 
Battery & the Bowling Green in front of the Gov* House 

M*" John Delafield having purchased the Grounds necessary for 
the widening of Beaver Lane proposes to convey the same to this Cor- 
poration at the Price he gave for it; which the Board agreed to ac- 
cept of And there remain now only the Comer Lot belonging to. 
King on Broad Way. to be procured to compleat this Business ; And 
the proprietor demand' unreasonable Price therefor It was ordered 
that the Qerk prepare a Precept to issue out of the next Mayors Court 
& returnable the Mayors Court follow' for the summoning & return- 
ing of a Jury to ascotain & determine what ought to be the Recom- 
pence to the Proprietor of the said Lot required for the widening of 
the said Street as af^ 



26 April 1796 COMACOX COUNCU. MiNUTES 



268 



issued 



issued 



issued 

issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 



Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

Casimir Th : Goerick on Acc^ for staking of the Lots on 
the Common Lands 

George Gosman for a bailee remaining due on the As- 
sessm^ for paving Gold Street not recoverable from 
Capt Rutgers on [569] whom the same was assessed.. 

The same for the paving in front of the Lot at tiie Bat* 
tery purchased by this Board of Exr Thomas Smith.. 

Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen. 

James Culbertson for the like 

Wilison Rawson for Lamp Oil 

W» J Elsworth Coroner for Inquests 



£40: — : — 



£32:10: 4 



£85: 4 

£85: 4 

£751: 2 

£33: 6 



6 
6 
2 



City of ) 
New YorkJ ^• 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
April 25^ 1796. 



Theoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Nicholas Bayard 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 



»"Esq«Ald« 



Garret Harsen 

Nicholas Carmer 
Thomas Storm 
Mangle Minthome 
Jo^am Post 
Anthony Post 
George Janeway 



"Assists 



A Petition of Pearsall & Pell & others for the paving of Cherry 
Street from Catharine Street to George Street and on each side the 
Market was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of Gold Hoyt Jun«" & John Tom for Grants in the East 
River out to the 70 feet Street in front of their Water Lots lately 
purchased of the Estate of Com* Van Ranst dec** was read & referred 
to M' Recorder Aid" Lenox & W Storm. 

The Board proceeded to the appointment of a Person as Super- 
inteadant of the Lamp Department in the place of Abraham Van 
Geider dec^ and W*" J Elsworth was appointed accordingly. 

[370] Ordered that the Aid** & Assist* of the several Wards ex- 
amine the Streets & Lots in their respective Wards & report such as 
requh% Measures to be taken with them purs* to the Health Office 

Law 

Ordered that the Aid** & Assist* of the 1»* & 2^ Wards take order 
for cleansing the Sewer at the Exchange of Filth & Dirt. 

On reading an application of John Wilkins 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine his Lot lately filled in 



284 City of New Yoek 2 May 1796 

the Albany Bason & to determine whether it will bear a foundation 
for a Building of Brick or Stone. 

The Committee on the Petition of Meriam Berrian Widow & Adm* 
of Dan* Berrian dec** Reported that the Facts contained in the said 
Petition are true and that the said Daniel Berrian had executed about 
two thirds of his Q>ntract for repairing the Albany Pier And therefore 
he had earned fifty Pounds which the Conunittee are of Opinion 
ought to be paid to his Representative; which Report was agreed to 
bv the Bd 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas"" to pay, 

Mariam Berrian Widow & Adm* of Daniel Berrian 
issued agreable to the above Report iSO: — : — 

Ab™ Van Gelder Son of Abn» Van Gelder dec<* for light- 
issued jjjg^ ^^ p^jjjj^ LsLttips £65:19:- 

John Potterfield for notifying the Inhabit^ of the 6^ 
issued ^d ^^ ^j^j^ 5^j.g^^^ ^j. g._ 

issued Thomas Hazard for two Watchmen at the Goal £21 : — : — 

[371] City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Ahns 

New York J " * House on Monday May 2^ 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 



George Janeway ") 
Mangle Minthorne t 



Robert Lenox ^ Esq" Aid* Garrit Harsen ?" Assist** 



Nicholas Bayard 
John Campbell 
Corn* C Roosevelt 



Nich* Carmer 
Anthony Post 



J 



M*" Mayor & the Members having visited the several Wards in the 
Alms House & Bridewell. 

The Committee of Ace** reported that they had examined the 

Books and Ace** of the Commiss'* of the Alms House & Bridewell 

and compared them with their respective Vouchers and found them 

just & right 

Those of the Ahns House for the last Quarter amotintc £3300 : 3 : 2 

Those of the Bridewell 520:18: 6'A 

An Estimate of the Commiss'^ for the ensuing Qr (exclusive of 
the £1000 lately granted to them) amounting for the Alms 

H* to £3000: — :- 

for the Bridewell 100: — : — 

J Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* for the payment 
issued ^, - J. t 

thereof accordingly 



8Majl796 COMKON CoUKCIL MiNUTES 285 

A Petition of the neighborhood at Pecks Slip ag^ the Cartmen 
standing in great numbers in the Street with their Horses & Carts was 
read & referred to the Ald*^ & Assist^ of the Ward to take order for 
removing them out of the Range of Water Street 

[372] Ordered that the Aid" & Assist* of the 1" & 2^ Wards take 
order for repairing the Bridge at the Exchange & to make Gates to 
prevent Filth & Nuisances from being thrown into the Common 
Sewer 

Ordered that Tho* Johnson be appointed a Fire Man to Engine N* 
19 vice James Marsh removed from the City. 

Ordered that M** Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas*" to pay 

. Bro<^ldiolst Livingston for ^ Rent due the first Inst for 

"^~ the Farm afBellc Vuc £67:10: — 

issued W"> Hardenbrook for Repairs to Lamps £47 : 18 : 6 

^ Jon« Hardman for Repairs to the House at the Potters 

""^ field £6:15:- 

issued Alex' Lamb for City Watchmen £85 : 4 : 6 

issoed James Culbertson for the like £85 : 4 : 6 

issued George Bunce ft C® for printing £10 : 4 : 6 

issued Tho« Hazard for 2 Watchmen at the Goal £9 : IS : — 

issued Bogert ft Blauvelt for Repairs to Pumps 4^ W^ £20: 5 : 6 

issued W™ B Ogden for pav« at the Well in Broad Street 1:8: — 

The following Bye Laws and Ordinances were then read & passed 
by the Board to be & continue in force for one Year from this day viz* 

" A Law for the due observance of the Lords Day called Sunday." 

" A Law directing the Uses of the public Seals of the City of New 
Yoric'' 

" A Law to r^;ulate the admission of Free Men in the City of New 
York." 

" A Law to regulate the public Markets in the City of New York " 

"A Law to establish the Assize of Bread in the City of New 
York" 

[373] "A Law to regulate the paving & keeping in Repair the 
Streets and to prevent Nuisances in the City of New York" 

" A Law more effectually to prevent Nuisances and for cleaning the 
Streets in the City of New York " 

" A Law for preventing & extinguishing Fires in the City of New 
Yoric" 

" A Law to regulate the Keeping of Gun Powder in the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate Surveyors in the City of New York " 

" A Law to regukite Carts & Cartmen in the City of New York " 



286 ClTT 0!F New Yoek 9 May 1796 

" A Law to regulate the landmg and sale of Hay in the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate the sale of Fire Wood in the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to regulate the Sale of Lime in the City of New York " 

"A Law to rq^late the Sale of Charcoal in the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to regulate the sale & cartage of Manure, Sand & Clay in 
the City of New York 

" A Law to regulate the Pay of the public Measurers in the City of 
New York " 

"A Law to regulate the lying of Vessels at the public Wharfs 
and in the Slips of the City of New York and to establish the Rates of 
Wharfage " 

" A Law to amend the Law entitled ** A Law to regulate the lying 
of Vessels at the public Wharfs and in the Slips of the City of New 
York & to establish the Rates of Wharfage " 

'' A Law to regulate the ringing or tolling of Bells for Funerals 
in the City of New York " 

" A Law for regulating Flences in the City of New York " 

[374] " A Law to prevent the setting of Fences or other Obstruc- 
tions in the River within limits and jurisdiction of the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to prevent Danger from Horses going at loose or at large 
in the Streets of the City of New York " 

" A Law to prevent Goats going at large in the City of New York '* 

'' A Law directing the Mode of recovery of the Fines Penalties & 
Forfeitures imposed by the Laws of the Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monalty of the City of New York " 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^®* the 9"^ day of May. 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 

Garret Harsen 

Anthony Post 

T* A«j Nich* Carmcr 

Esq«Ald« j^j^„gi^ Minthorn 

George Jancway 
^ Thomas Storm 

Joseph Francois Mangin — ^Engineer admitted & sworn a Free Man 

of this City 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theoph* Beckman 
Gabriel Furman 
G>rn» C Roosevelt 
John Campbell 



^Assist*" 



27: 


10 


: — 


47: 


:10 


;«- 


75: 


-— : 


; — 


— : 


: 6 


: — 



9 May 17*6 CoMMON CotmciL MiNUTES 287 

The Committee on small change Notes reported that they had 

burn't to ashes the f ollow> viz^ 

600 of 1 Penny 

5700 of 2d 

6O0O of 3<l 

1 imperfect Sheet 

£150: 6: — 

On reading a Petition of Sam^ Francklin 

Ordered that he be permitted to sink Cisterns in Water Street in 
front of his Houses under the Inspection of the Aid" & Assist* of the 
Waid 

[375] A Petition of Leonard Fisher to erect a new Building on 
the Lot in Pearl Street held under Lease from this Corporation pro- 
vided he be allowed for the same at the end of his Term ; was read 
& rejected 

A Petition of the fire Wood Inspectors for an encrease of Fees 
was read & rejected 

Letters from M' Taylor City Surveyor on the Subject of encroach- 
ments on Greenwich Street & the Bowery Lane were read & referred 
to the Street Com^ 

The Committee on the Petitions of M*" Gouvemeur & others Pro- 
prietors of the Land bounded by the River at Cbrlaers Hook for 
Grants of the Soil under Water, deliv^ in a Report on the Subject 
which was read Sf postponed. 

A Petition of the Ex" of Jeremiah Brower dec^ for further Grants 
into the River in front of their Lot between Beekman Slip & the 
Crane Wharf was read & referred to M' Recorder Aid" Furman & 
M^ Storm, the Committee appointed to report what Quit Rents ought 
to be reserved on the new Grants. 

Ordered that Isaac Sharpless have leave to use the Ground in front 
of the Bason at Thames Slip for the purpose of making a Frame for 
a Bnilding, not exceeding six Days. 

Estimates & Assessments for digging out filling in & paving of 
Division Street Lombard Street & Cheapside Streets, were read & 
ratified by the Board ; And John Tabellie was appointed to collect & 
i^eive the Monies on the Assessment for Division & Lombard Streets 
& Martin Morrison for Cheapside Streets. 

[376] Ordered that the Qerk publish an Advertizement in all the 
pablic News Papers " That all Persons who have been employed in 
the City of New York in teaching the English Language between the 



288 City of New York 16 May 17»6 

first Tuesday of April 1795 & the first Tuesday of April last past are 
requested to deliver into the Office of the Clerk of the said City on 
or before the first day of June next an Account on Oath of the number 
of Scholars taught by them respectively within the said Period and 
how long each of them were so taught and what CompensaticHi has 
been received for the same." 

Ordered that Matthew Bunce be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N® 17 vice Henry Whitifield dec*^ & James Van Dine vice Sam^ Ack- 
erly resigned 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas"^ to pay 

John Pottcrfield for notifying the Inhab** of the S^ W<1 
issued j^ ^j^^j^ 5^j.^^^g £2:16:- 

issued David Marshall for interrments at Potters field 15 : 18 : — 

W™ Sloo for the G)nstables & Marshalls who conveyed 
issued Vagrants to Bridewell £7: 7:6 

The Street Committee reported "that in their Opinion the B** 
ought to accept the Proposals of M"" Delafield of the 11^ Ult*> And 
they further reported that they had endeavored to treat with Henry 
King for the purchase of the Comer Lot on Broad Way to widen 
Beaver Lane and that the lowest Sum he would take is £1500 & 
retain the Privilege of removing the Building;" Whereupon the B^ 
the B^ agreed to accept the proposals of M*" Delafield And ordered that 
a precept be issued purs^ to the Statute in such case made & provided 
for the summon^ & return' a Jury to assess the Sum to be allowed 
to M*" King as a Recompence for the said Comer Lot 

[377] City of | At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ the 16«^ day of May 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph" Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Robert Lenox 
Nich* Bayard 



Garret Harsen 

Antho Post 

_ ^ , . Nich« Carmer 

}-Esq»AIdn j^^^ p^,j 

Mangle Minthome 
Thomas Storm 



•.Assist^ 



Ordered that Joseph Francois Mangin be appointed a Surveyor of 
this City. 

William Gilbert Collector of Taxes in the 2^ W* laid before the 
B** an Ace* of Insolvents & also a counterfeit Bank Bill of 20 Dollars 
which he on Oath declares he received from some Person to him now 



MMaylTM CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES WH 

unknown in payment for the Tax in the said Ward & request ng that 
he may not be charged with the loss thereof Which Request was re- 
jected by the B« 

Ordered that the Qerk prepare an Ord*« to prohibit the sale of 
Horses at Auction in the vicinity of the Tontine Coffee House. 

Ordered that George Copeland be permitted to sink a rain Water 
Gstem in the S* in front of [his] House at the Old Slip under the 
Inspection of the Ald«» & Assist* of the W<i 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine a Water Lot of John 
Jackson lately filled in on the East side of Fletcher Street and to de- 
termine whether it will bear a foundation for a Building of Brick 
or Stone. 

[378] Ordered that W°* B Ogden & John Gartsce be appointed to 
superintend the digging out fiUing" in & paving of Division Street And 
Abraham Stagg Thomas Stagg & Robert Barnes for the like purpose 
of Lombard & Cheapside Streets. 

Ordered that Joseph Smith be permitted to assign & transfer certain 
Parts of his Lot (held under Lease from this Corporation) on the 
West side of the Hudson Market to Peter Voorhis & Morris Smith. 

Ordered that Aid** Van Tuyl have leave to lay a private Drain 
from his Lot in to the public Drain in Maiden Lane 

And that M*" Mayor have leave to make a Vault under the Street 
and an Area at his new House in Dey Street 

Ordered that M' Harsen take Order for the building of a new 
Mud Scow by contract with the advice of the Aid" of the 1*^ 2^ & 3*^ 
Wards 

Ordered that the Ald» & Assist^ of the 1»^ W^ & the Assist^ of the 
y W** be a Committee to treat with David Willis for a strip of his 
Lot at the Comer of Whitehall & Bridge Streets to improve the Street 

Ordered that the Aid** & Assistant of each Ward employ a proper 
Person in their respective Wards to superintend the cleaning of the 
Streets & to employ Carts to remove the Dirt & Filth which may 
be collected. 

Ordered that John Stagg be notified to compleat the Walks in the 
tipper part of George Street in the 3^ & 5^^ Wards & in Robinson 
Street 

Ordered that Jacob Valentine be appointed a Fire Man to Engine 
N<» 12 vice Sam^ Bowne resigned. 

[379] Resolved that the new Abns House be erected on the Rear 
of the Ground of the present Alms House And that Aid** Furman & 



240 City of New Yoek 28 May 1796 

Lenox & M' A Post be a Com**« to cause a Plan of the Ground & 
of the Build' to be made & to report the same to the Board 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist of the 2^ & 3^ Wards be a Com- 
mittee to locate a proper Piece of Ground for a place of Interrmcnt & 
to treat with the Proprietor as to the Price & to report the same to 
the B* 

Ordered that M"" Mayor & Aid** Furman purchase the House & 
Lot belong^ to the Estate of NatW M*^Kinley dec** for the purpose of 
widening Wall Street at the South West Comer of the City Hall. 

Ord[ered] that the Aid" & Assist* of the 5^ & the Assist of the 6* 
Wards be a Committee to treat with the Proprietors of the Lots which 
will be required for the continuing of Banckers Street into Pearl 
Street. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*" to pay 

issued Garret Harsen on Acc^ towards paving in the Fields .... 

issued The same for Repairs to the O Roome 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen 

issued James Culbertson for the like 

Rinier Skaats for 1 Qr Salary i20: — :— ) 

the same for sweeping Chimnies 1 : — : — j 



issued 

issued Clerks of the late Election 



£100: — : 

£3:13: 

£85: 4: 

£85: 4: 


1 
6 
6 


21:—: 


— 


£40:—: 


... 



Nich« Carmer 
Garret Harsen 

Jotham Post 
Thomas Storm 



[380] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 23<i day of May 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Nich* Bayard 
Andrew \fan Tuyl 
Theoph* Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 
Com* C Rooserelt 
John Campbell 

A Petition of the Proprietors of Lots on that part of Ann Street 
which is continued thro' Whites Ground to the Broad Way for a 
Regulation of that Street was read & referred to the Aid'* & Assistant 
of the Ward. 

The Qerk according to order presented a Law to prohibit the sell- 
ing of Horses Jn certain Parts of Wall Street & Water S* which was 
read & passed by the Board 

Ordered that M*" Harsen with the Aid" & Assist of the 4^ Wards 
contract for the sinking of a new Block at the Corporation Wharf 
North River. 



28 May 1796 COMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 241 

A Petition of Peter Stuyvezandt for a Grant of the Soil from High 
to low Water Mark in the East River opposite to his Land in the 7^ 
Ward was read & referred to the Committee on Quit Rents. 

A Petition of Jaspar Stanton that he may be permitted to Measure 
Lime in the East as well as North River; was read & rejected 

A Petition of David Willis on the Subject of the Line of his Lot 
at the Comer of White Hall and Bridge Streets ; was read & referred 
to the Aid" & Assist* [381] of the 1« & the Assist* of the 2^ Wards. 

An Ordinance for the paving of Greenwich Street from the South 
side of Murray Street to the north side of Reade Street was read & 
passed by the Board 

A Petition of Isaac Gouvemeur for a new Regulation of Gover- 
neurs Alley was read & referred to the Street Com*«« 

A Petition of Ebenezer Stevens & others on the subject of the 
Quit Rents intended to be reserved on the new Grants of Water Lot^ 
was read and then the Committee on that Subject delivered in a Re- 
port which was read & agreed to by the Board as follows viz* 

" The Committee appointed for that Purpose report That in their 
Opinion the Quit Rent to be reserved on the Grants of the Corpora- 
tion Water Lots or Land under Water ought to be according to the 
following Rates, that is to say. Upon all Grants of Lots of two hun- 
dred feet in length between Coenties Slip and Catharine Slip at the 
Rate of five Shillings a foot for each foot in Breadth ; and upon all 
Grants of the like Lots between Catharine Slip & Rutgers Slip at the 
Rate of three Shillings a foot for the first ten Years and four Shill- 
ings a foot for the second ten Years and five Shillings a foot for ever 
thereafter; And upon all Grants of the like Lots between Rutgers 
Slip and Ivers Dock at the Rate of two Shillings a foot for the first 
ten Years and three Shillings a foot for the second ten Years and four 
Shillings a foot for the third ten Years and five Shillings a foot for 
ever thereafter; And upon all Grants [382] of the like Lots between 
Ivers Dock and the East Point of Corlaers Hook at the Rate of one 
Shilling a foot for the first ten Years and two Shillings a foot for the 
second ten Years and three Shillings a foot for the next five Years and 
then four Shillings a foot for five Years more and five shillings a foot 
for ever thereafter And if any such Lot shall exceed two hundred 
ieet in length then there ought to be an encrease of the Quit Rent at 
the Rate aforesaid and if any such Lot shall be less than two hun- 
dred feet in length then there ought to be an abatement of the Quit 
Rent in the same proportion : But if any such Lot shall not be twenty 
lect in length exclusive of the new Street then no Quit Rent to be 



242 City op Nett Yokk 28 May 1796 

reserved on such Lot ; And that the Quit Rents to be reserved on the 
Grants of Lots of two hundred feet in length on Hudsons River ought 
to be one Shilling a foot for each foot in breadth for the first fifteen 
Years and two Shillings a foot for the second fifteen Years and three 
Shillings a foot for ever thereafter And if any Lot shall exceed two 
hundred feet there ought to be an encrease of Quit Rent at the same 
Rate and if any Lot shall be less than two hundred feet in length then 
there ought to be an abatement of the Quit Rent in the same propor- 
tion But the Committee are further of Opinion that no Grant of any 
Water Lot ought to be made until the Land between High & Low 
Water Mark opposite to such Lot is purchased of the Corporation: All 
which is submitted &^ 

Samuel Jones 
Rob* Lenox 
Thomas Storm 

[383] Ordered that James Johnson be appointed an Inspector of 
Fire Wood at Beekman Slip vice Duncan Campbell resigned. 

Ordered that Anthony Oliver be appointed a fire Man to Hook 
& Ladder Compy N<> 2 vice David Johnson dec*^ 

And Uzziah Coddington to Engine N° 14 vice John Fox resigned. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to pay. 

Garret Harsen on Ace* towards the new Block at the 
issued Corporation Wharf No River £200: — :- 

Nich* Carmer on Ace* towards the rebuilding of the Fly 
issued Market £200:—:- 

John Porterfield for notifys the Inhabitants of the 4^ 
issued ^d ^^ ^^^^ 5t3 £4:16:- 

Daniel Burger for repairs to the public Wells & Pumps 
issued 7th ^d ^j3. 2: 6 

issued John Qark for a pattern ferry Boat £42 : 3 : — 

Casimir T : Goerick for surveying & staking off the Lots 
issued ^^ ^^ Q^^. Lajj^ £114:13: 6 

M"" Mayor reported to the Board that he & Aid** Furman had 
concluded a bargain with the Heirs & Devisees of Nath* M^Kinley 
dec*^ & purchased from them the House & Lot at the Comer of Broad 
Street & Wall Street opposite the S^ West Angle of the City Hall at 
the Price of £800. 

*On a reconsideration of the Conditions of Sale of the Common 
Lands the Board determined that the purchasor of a Lot should be 
entitled to the pref errence of a Lease of the adjoining Lot for twenty 
one Years on a moderate Rent 

* Marginal note reads See P. 342,— -'En, 



80 May 1796 CoMMON CoXJKGIL MiNUTES 



248 



[384] Gty of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^' the 30^ day of May 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder > 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 
Corns C Roosevelt 
John Campbell 
Theops Beekman 
Nichs Bayard 



^EsqnAlda 



George Janeway 
Mangle Minthorn 
Jotbam Post 
Garret Harsen 
Nich* Carmer 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 



^Assist^ 



M' Mayor laid before the Board a Deed from the Devisees of 
Nattf M^Kinley dec*^ for four fifths of the Comer Lot at the City 
Hall, the Deed for the remaining fifth is to be sent to Washington 
County to be executed by Alex' Crookshank & his Wife one of the 
said Devisees 

M' Mayor also laid before the Board a Deed from John Delafield 
for certain Grounds purchased of him by this Corporation for the 
purpose of Widening Beaver Lane 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasurer for 
the payment of the said consideration Money in the said Deeds men- 
tioned viz* to Jno Delafield £2200 and to the Heirs of NatW M<^Kinley 
deed £800. 

Ordered that M' Harsen take order for removing the Buildings & 
Materials off from the said Ground purchased of M'^ Delafield as 
soon as may be. 

[385] A Petition from several Inhabitants against placing any 
part of the Fly Market in front Street was read 

Ordered that the Committee for rebuilding the Fly Market take 
order for disposing of the Materials of the old Building. 

On reading a second Petition of Jaspar Stanton a Measurer of 
Lime it was ordered that the Measures of Lime may exercise that 
Business in both Rivers. 

A Petition from several Persons complaining that the Persons ap- 
pointed are paving Cheapside Street contrary to its Regulation was 
read & referred to the Aid** & Assist^ of the Ward, who, if they find 
the complaint well founded, are to take order for rectifying it. 

The Committee for the Purpose reported a Plan of the new Alms 
House; which was approved of by the Board. 

And it was ordered that the same Com*«« take order for the build- 
ing thereof, as to the Labor & Workmanship by Contract And that 



244 City of New York 80 May 1796 

they take the necessary Meas* for purchasing Materials and to ap- 
point a proper Person for that Purpose and to superintend the erection 
of the House The Stories to be of the following Height viz* Cellar 
9 feet— 1« Story 10 feet. 2^ 10 feet & 3^ 9 feet. 

Ordered that Leonard Bleecker be appointed to sell the Common 
Lands at Auction. 

Ordered that Eleanor Van Bremer receive the Interest of 
W* issued the i60 deposited in the Treasury for the support of her 
Bastard Child 

Ordered that M' Harsen cause the Corporation Wharf at the N^ 
River to be repaired [386] instead of the sinking of a new Block 

Ordered that Philip Buchannan be appointed a fireman to Engine 
N® 5 vice James Aymar dec** 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*" to pay 

issued Thomas Hazard for subsistv Prisoners £331 : : 10 

issued James Woods for Repairs to Lamps 41 : 4: 3 

issued Wm J Elsworth for lights Lamps itiSi 5: 8 

issued James Culbertson for City Watch iffiS: 4: 6 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £85: 4: 6 

issued Daniel Burger for Repairs to Pumps 5^ W<1 £3:6:6 



VOLUME TWELVE 

OF 

MANUSCRIPT MINUTES 

June 6, 1796 to December 30, 1799 



[1] City of ) 
New Yorky^ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 6^ day of June 1796. 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq«^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Robert Lenox 
Corns C Roosevelt 
Gabriel Funpan 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Tbeoph* Beekman 
John Campbell 
Nich> Bayard 



EsqnAldn 



Nich* Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 
George Janeway 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Thomas Storm 



"Assist** 



On a suggestion that the persons appointed are paving Cheapside 
Street in an unworkmanlike manner & with bad Materials 

Ordered that the Alderman & Assist* of the Ward enquire into the 
Matter & if they find it true, that they stop the Work and the payment 
of any Monies thereon 

A Petition of John Baker and a Petition of David Dickson & C** 
praying that the Common Lands which lie between their Lands & 
the Post Road may not be sold at Auction ; but sold to them at private 
Sale was read & referred to the Committee on that Subject, 

The Committee on small Change Notes reported that they had 
bura't to ashes the following viz^ 

6000 Id i25:- 

7000 2d 58: 6: 8 

7000 3d 87:10 

3 Sheets imperfect — : 18 



£171:14: 8 

[2] Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to 

pay 

iistied Bcnj« Hunting for lamp Oil il41 : 11 : 9 

issued Archibald Dunlap for Repairs to Pumps il2 : 12 : & 



247 



248 City of New Yoek 18 June 1796 



City of } At a Common Council held on Monday 



I 



New YorkJ the 13»»» day of June 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq^ Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Robert Lenox 
Nich* Bayard 
John Campbell 
Com* C Roosevelt 



Ntch* Carmer 
Garret Harsen 

Esqr. Ald« Anthony Post K^ 

George Janeway /•»—«•* 
Mangd Minthorn 
Thomas Storm 



A Letter from His Excellency the Governor to M^ Mayor propos- 
ing to purchase from this Board the Island called Bedlows Island as 
a place whereon to erect a Lazaretto for the reception of Persons in- 
flicted with contagious Fevers; was read and the Board determined 
that a Grant be made of the said Island to the People of the State of 
New York (for the consideration of five Shillings) for the purpose of 
erecting such Lazaretto & for such other purposes as the Legislature 
shall from time to time direct 

A Petition for filling up the Exchange Slip was read & referred 
to the Aid" & Assist of the W^ to enquire & report what proportion of 
the Expence the Neighborhood will bear. 

[3] On reading a Petition for the purpose 

Ordered that a Well may be sunk in such part of Thomas Street as 
the Aid" & Assist of the Ward shall direct 

A Petition for paving Murrays Wharf was read & referred to the 
Street Committee 

The Comer Lot on Pearl Street and State Street belonging to this 
Corporation & occupied by Gardiner Baker as a Menage for keeping 
Wild Annimals being complained of as a Nuisance Ordered that be 
remove those Annimals and deliver up the said Lot in clean & good 
Order by the 15*^ July next 

The Board on consideration of the Subject Determined that John 
B Coles should pay the Sum of five Pounds annua^y for the privilege 
of erecting his Dam & Bridge on the Corporation Right of Soil be- 
tween High & Low Waters Mark in Harlem River and also for the 
Injury which may arise by overflowing the said Soil between High 
& Low Water Mark provided always and the above Privilege is upon 
the express Condition that M** Coles and his Assigns do make and keep 
in Repair at their own proper Cost & charge the Road leading across 
.the said Soil between High & Low Water to the said Dam or Bridge 



so Jane 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 249 

Ordered that Samuel MdUs & Marinus Gale be appointed Fire 
Men to Engine U^ IS vice Jonas Humbert displaced for neglect of 
Duty & George Schmelzel resigned. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** to pay 

Cathn Simmons for the Expences of canvassing the 

"*"*^ Votes of the late Election of Assembly Men £4S: 1: 6 

issued Corn* C Van Alen & Co for printiiig 13: 5: 7 

. [4] Matthew Byrnes for notifying Inhabit** of l*t W^ 

""~ to clean Streets £S: 4: — 

issued The same for the like in the 2^ W<* £6: — : — 

issued James Culbertson for City Watch £85: 4: 6 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £85: 4: 6 

City of } At a Common G)uncil held on Monday 



of ) 
forkj 



New York J ^' the 20* day of June 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Theophilus Beekman* 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Com* C Roosevelt 
John Campbell 
Nicholas Bayard 



Anthony Post 
Nicholas Carmer 

EsanAlda Garret Harsen 

Jotham Post 
Mangle Minthom 
Thomas Storm 



.Assist** 



Mess™ Jones, Leary, Hardenbrook, Peter P. Van Zandt, Dickson 
Stockholm & C° and Doctor Baker having by their respective Petitions 
prayed that this Board would sell to them the Common Lands which 
lay between their respective Lands & the Post Road at private Sale at 
sach average Price as the Board should judge reasonable; which 
the Board agreed to The Board proceeded to consider of the subject 
and determined that the Price be as follows viz^ 

[5] Those to Leary & Jones at the Price of il60 per Acre with. a 
quit Rent reserved of one bushel of Wheat per Acre per Annum for 
ever. 

Those to John Hardenbrook at £200 per Acre with the like Quit 
Rent reserved 

Those to Peter P Van Zandt £200 per Acre with the like Quit Rent 
reserved 

Those to Dickson Stockholm & O at £145 per Acre with the like 
Quit Rent reserved 

And those to D' Baker at £160 per Acre with the like Quit Rent 
reserved 



250 City of New York 20 June 1796 

The Board then proceeded to ascertain & fix the annual Rent on 
the several Lots of the Common Lands remaining unsold & which 
agreable to the Conditions of the sale of the Common Lands latdy 
made are to be leased for the Term of 21 Years to the purchasor of 
each adjoining Lot, and the Rents were determined to be as follows 
viz* 

On each Lot west of the eastermost Road through the Commons 
£4 — On each Lot north of the Dove Tavern & between the said easter- 
most Road & the Post Road £6. The Lessees to bear & pay all Taxes 
& all expences of making & paving all the Roads & Streets adjoining 
the said Lots respectively. 

A Request of the Commissioners appointed for the erection of the 
State Prison for a Grant of the Soil between High & low Waters 
Mark on Hudsons River opposite to two Acres of Land by them 
purchased of [6] of Abijah Hammond to erect the said State Prison 
on, was read & granted for the consideration of five Shillings. 

A Petition for the filling up of the Old Slip to the south side of 
front Street was read & granted on Condition that the neighborhood 
fill it up at their private Expence — the Bulkhead or Wharf to be 
at the public Expence. 

On a representation of Gardiner Baker on the subject of the Order 
for his removal [of] the wild Animals from the Lot at the Comer of 
Pearl & State Streets 

Ordered that the said Order be suspended 'till the further Order of 
this Board. 

A Petition for regulating & digging out of Harman Street from 
George S* to Charlotte Street was read & referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 

On reading a Petition Ordered that the Inhabitants in Reade Street 
have permission to sink a Well in such part of the Street as the Aid" 
& Assist* of the Ward shall direct. 

A Petition of Jacob Odel to purchase of the Common Lands at 
private Sale was read & postponed. 

Ordered that the Committee on the new Alms House be authorized 
to employ a Person to superintend the Workmen & to keep a Check 
and that in all Contracts they take security. 

An Estimate & Assessm^ for the new paving of Gold Street was 
read & ratified by the B<i And Hugh Montgomery was appointed to 
collect the Monies & Arthur Smith to pave the s** Street 

[7] An Ordinance for the paving of Bancker S* from Roosevelt 
Street to Catharine Street was read & passed by the Board 



27 June 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 251 

Ordered that Cornelius Brinckerhoff be appointed a fireman to 
Engine H^ 5 vice W° Pinckney resigned. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas"^ to pay. 

Nich« Carmer on Ace* towards rebuilding the Fly 

"^~ Market £400: — 

issued Willson Rawson for lamp Oil i464 : 2 

issued Matthew Dyckman for Repairs to Pumps i8 : 3 

issued Jotham Post for removfir Engine H« N© 17 £8:11 

John Stagg for repairs Pavement at the Pump in Bar- 

^^^ day St £0:13: 9 

issued The same for Mason Work & Materials at the Goal 

[8] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^- the 27^ day of June 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Theophs Beekman 
G>m« C Roosevelt 
Gabriel Furman 
John Campbell 
Robert Lenox 
Andrew Van Tuyl 



Jotham Post 
Anthony Post 

Esqr. Aid- j^. jy^ ""^l^ 

Thomas Storm 
Mangel Minthorn 



..Assist^ 



Ordered that the Aid** & Assist* of the 2<i Ward be a Committee to 
take Order for the sinking of a new Bulkhead at the Old Slip 

Ordered that M' Harsen & M' Carmer be appointed to superin- 
tend the Building of the new Alms House and that they be allowed 
SKteen Shillings per day to be divided between them in proportion to 
their respective Services and that it be their Duty to settle the Ac- 
counts of the Workmen weekly. 

The Board took into consideration Edward Livingstons proposal 
to remove the Artillery Store from its present position. And there- 
upon agreed & determined that he be permitted to remove the present 
wooden Building on his engaging to erect another in its stead on the 
Rear of his Ground of Stone & Brick covered with Slate in such 
manner & of such Size as the Aid** of the first & second Wards & the 
Assist^ of the first Ward shall approve. 

[9] The following Report of the Street Com*«« as the Regulation 
of Ann Street from Broad Way to Nassau Street was agreed to by the 
Board viz^ 

"Ascent from the Kennel in Chatham Row to the distance of 
295 feet and descent to the Kennel in Nassau Street two Inches on 
10 feet In consequence it will require digging at the extent of 100 



262 City of New Yokk 27 June 1796 



feet from the Kennel in Chatham Row feet Inches— thence at 
the extent of 100 feet further feet Inches— thence at the 

extent of 100 feet further Inches & so till it terminates at the 

Kennel in Nassau Street " 

Ordered that an Ordinance be prepared for paving the said Street 
accordingly 

On reading a Petition of Daniel & W°* Thome James Manning & 
Harsin & Caverley 

Ordered that John Stagg, George Gosman John Moore James 
Robinson & John Day be appointed to examine their respective Lots 
of Ground lately filled in at the Albany Bason & to determine whether 
they will bear foundations for Buildings of Stone or Brick & covered 
with Slate or Tile. 

The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz* 

" The Committee to whom the Memorial of Henry Kip & others 
with Proposals to settle and adjust the boundary Lines between the 
Corporation and the Claimants of the Land called the N^^roes Bury- 
ing Ground was referred Report that they have conferred [10] with 
the Memorialists & Qaimants of the said Land and reconmiend to the 
Board to agree with them on the follow* Terms viz* 

!•* That the Measure mentioned in the Patent to Cornelius Van 
Borssom for the said Land dated the 14^ day of October 1673 so 
far as the Corporation is interested be deemed English Statute Meas- 
ure. 

11^ That a Street sixty five feet wide to remain a public Street 
forever be laid out & opened opposite to Chambers Street and to 
extend from the Broad Way to the East side of George Street as the 
same is delineated on the Map herewith delivered and from thence to 
the West side of Augustus Street to the Place there marked X on the 
said Map. 

III<* That the Claimants of the said Land called the N^roes Bury- 
ing Ground release & convey all their Estate Right Title & Interest of 
and in the said Land so to be laid out for a Street and of & in all 
the said Land to the southwestward thereof to the Mayor Aldermen 
& Commonalty of the City of New York and their Successors; the 
said Land so to be laid out as a Street to remain for the use of a 
public Street forever and the said Land on the southwest of the said 
Street so to be laid out to be and remain to the only proper use & 
behoof of the said Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of the City of 
New York and their Successors forever And that the said Mayor 
Aldermen & Commonalty of the City of New York, as [11] soon as 



27Jtmel796 CoMMON COUNCEL MiNUTES 268 

such Conveyance is made and delivered to them by the said Qaimants 
all the Estate Right Title & Interest of this Corporation of & in 
such Part of the Land included in the said Patent as lays to the 
Northeastward of the said Street so to be laid out. 

rV*"" In order to compensate the said Qajmants for the Land so 
to be conveyed to the Corporation and for what is to be given by them 
for the said Street more than is given by the Corporation for that pur- 
pose that the said Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of the City of New 
York also release and convey to the said Qaimants and their Heirs or 
to such Person or Persons and their Heirs as the said Qaimants shall 
direct all the Estate Right Title & Interest of this Corporation of and 
in all that Parcel of Land on the northwesterly side of Augustus 
Street — Bounded southeasterly by Augustus Street, southwesterly by 
the said Street so to be laid out Northwesterly by the said Land 
called the N^^roes Burying Ground and northeasterly by Land now 
or late belonging to George Janeway And also of & in and to all those 
Lots on the southeasterly side of Augustus Street distinguished in the 
Map by Lots No 27 & 28. 

V*^ As by allowing English Measure the said Patent will in- 
dude some Lands which have been leased by this Corporation and are 
now possessed as well as the Land to be conveyed to the said Qaim- 
ants as a Compensation [12] as aforesaid under Leases from this 
Corporation, none of which Leases ought to be affected by this Agree- 
ment Therefore the said Re Leases and Conveyances so to be made 
by the said Mayor Aldermen & Conmionalty of the City of New York 
are to be subject to all such Lease and Leases as any Person or Per- 
sons may now have or be entitled to on any part of the said Land 
from or under the said Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of the City 
of New York during the Continuance of such Leases respectively, but 
the Rents due or to grow due thereon to become payable to the Person 
or Persons to whom the said Land shall be released or conveyed as 
aforesaid* 

All which is submitted to the Board by 

Samuel Jones 
John Campbell" 

Ordered that M«" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 

wsued Nicholas Canncr on Ace* towards the new Alms House. £1000: — : — 
• . The same for the Workman on lasring the first Comer 
^ Stone of the sd Build« £10: — : — 



* Marginal note reads see 19^^^ July next P. ii.— Ed. 



254 Crrr of New York ll July 1796 

issued Morris Alhart for Iron Work to the Goal £0 : 16 

issued W°> J Ebworth for lights the City Lamps £66 : 14 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £85 : 4 

An Ordinance for raising a certain Alley or Gang Way fro&ting 
Pecks Slip Street in the 3^ Wa.rd so as to prevent the Nuisance occa- 
sioned by its sunken situation below the Street was passed by the 
Board and it was ordered that a Copy be delivered to the Commis- 
sioners of the Health Office. 

[13] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^®' the 11«» day of July 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Com* C Roosevelt 
Theoph* Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
John Campbell 



Garret Harsen 
^ '.Jotham Post 

t:. *ij Thomas Storm 

J.Esq"Ald» jjichoJas Carmer 

Anthony Post 
Mangel Minthom 



■Assists 



On reading a Petition of John Sullivan Ordered that no Person 
be allowed to erect any Building on the outer part of their Grants, 
which was heretofore reserved for a public Street or Wharf, until the 
new Street* of 70 feet wide on the River in front of the River be 
compleatly made & passable. 

Petitions for & against the raising of the Alley or Gang Way 
fronting on Pecks Slip Street agreable to the Order of the 27^ Ult* 
were read & referred to the Aid'* & Assist** of the 3^ & 5* Wards to 
enquire into & it was ordered that the Order of the 27* Ulto on that 
subject be in the meantime suspended 

A Petition of James Davidson to store the quantity of Tar allowed 
by Law to lay in the Street, in his Cellar was read & rejected 

On a representation from the Commiss" of the Health Office An 
Ordinance was passed [14] by the Board "for removing certain 
Articles of Dirt & Filth collected for the purpose of Manure & de- 
posited on a Piece of Ground belonging to the Heirs of Hendrick 
Rutgers dec<* in the seventh Ward." 

And It was ordered that the Ground in the 6*^ Ward formerly 
used or intended as a Reservoir for the Water Works be apprt)priated 
as a Place to deposit the Dirt & Filth taken out of the Streets 

* Marginal note reads South Street — ^Ed. 



llJul7l796 Common Coukcil Minutes 255 

An Ordinance " for the more effectual removal of the Dirt & Filth 
from the Streets in this City '' was read & passed by the Board ; which 
together with such parts of the Street Law as respects the cleaning 
of the Streets, were ordered to be published in all the News Papers. 

An Ordinance for the paving of Ann Street was read & passed by 
die Board 

The Street G>mmittee reported the following Regulations for the 
follow* Streets which were agreed to by the Board viz* 

Regulation of Chambers Street from the Broad Way to the extent 
of the Grants in Hudsons River. 

Descent from Broad Way to the extent of the Grants ly^o oi 
an Inch on 10 feet It will therefore require digging at the Intersec- 
tion of Church Street 2 feet 7 Inches at the Intersection of Chappel 
Street 1 foot 11 Inches, at the Intersection of Greenwich Street 3 
feet 7 Inches at the Intersection of Washington Street 2 feet 1 Inch 
[15] and at the extent of the Grants to be raised 4 feet above common 
High Water mark 

Reade Street. 

Descent from Broad Way to the extent of the Grants 1 %o Ii^ch 
on 10 feet — ^Agreably it will require digging at the Intersection of 
Church Street 6 Inches — at the Intersection of Chappel Street 11 
Inches — at the Intersection of Greenwich Street 2 feet — at the Inter- 
section of Washington Street 9 Inches & at the extent of the Grants 
to be raised 4 feet above Common High Water Mark. 

Greenwich Street from Murray to Reade Streets. 

Ascent from the northern Kennel in Murray Street with 1J4 
Inch on 10 feet to the southern Kennel of Warren Street thence 39 
feet across Warren Street with a dead level to the northern Kennel of 
Warren Street — thence descending 1J4 Inch on 10 feet to the southern 
Kennel of Chambers Street — thence 39 feet distance with a dead level 
to the northern Kennel of Chambers Street — ^thence ascending 128 
feet distance and descending 68 feet distance 1J4 Inch of 10 feet to 
Reade Street. Agreably it will require raising at the extent of 110 
feet distance from the northern Kennel in Murray Street 1 foot 3 
Inches from whence it will terminate at the Kennel in Warren Street 
thence at the extent of 99 feet distance from the northern Kennel in 
Warren Street it will require digging 2 Inches — ^thence at the Intersec- 
tion of Chambers Street [16] 3 feet 7 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 
75 feet 6 Inches distance from the northern Kennel in Chambers 
Street 1 foot 1 1 Inches & at the Intersection of Reade Street 2 feet." 



256 City of New York 11 July 1796 

Cherry Street from the eastern Keimel in Catharine Street to the 
center of Clinton Street — ^thence southerly along Qinton Street to 
Water Street — ^thence along Water Street to Crown Point Street and 
thence along Crown Point Street to the extent of John Youle's 
Ground. Ascent from the Kennel in Catharine Street to the distance 
of 375 feet and Descent to the distance of 215 feet 1J4 Inch on 10 feet 
to the Intersection of George Street — ^agreably it will require raising 
4 Inches at the extent of 150 feet distance from the eastern Kennel in 
Catharine Street thence at the extent of 100 feet further 2 feet 3 
Inches — ^thence at the extent of 75 feet further it will remain as it now 
is & at the Intersection of George Street it will require raising 2 
feet from George Street to Charlotte Street Ascent in a distance of 
313 feet and descent 273 feet with lj4 Inch on 10 feet to Charlotte 
Street — agreably it will require raising 2 feet 7 Inches at the extent of 
90 feet from the intersection of George Street — ^thence at the extent 
of 150 feet further 7 feet — ^thence at the extent of 150 feet further 6 
feet 9 Inches and at the Intersection of Charlotte Street it will remain 
as it now is in front of William Bedlows House. 

[17] From Charlotte to Rutgers Street 

Ascent in a distance of 315 feet with 1J4 Inch on 10 feet and 
descent in a distance of 315 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet to Rutgers 
Street — ^agreably it will require to be raised 2 feet 6 Inches — at the 
extent of 190 feet from Charlotte Street — ^thence at the extent of 125 
further 1 foot 5 Inches and at the intersection of Rutgers 1 foot 6 
Inches. 

From Rutgers to Washington Street 

Ascent in a distance of 212 feet 6 Inches & descent the same dis- 
tance with 1J4 Inch on 10 feet to Washington Street — agreably it 
will require to be raised 3 feet 9 Inches at the extent of 150 feet from 
Rutgers Street & at, the Intersection of Washington Street 4 feet 5 
Inches. 

From Washington to Clinton Street 

Ascent from Washington to Qinton Street with 3 Inches on 10 
feet — ^thence descent southerly along Qinton Street with 2 Inches on 
10 feet to the Intersection of Water Street — Agreably it will require 
to be raised 9 Inches at the extent of 160 feet from Washington 
Street — ^thence at the extent of 100 feet further it will require dig- 
ging 3 Inches and at the Intersection of Qinton Street it will remain 
as it now is And the Intersection of Qinton & Water Street will 
require digging 4 feet. 



llJiilyl796 Common Council Minutes 257 

From Qinton Street to a new Street not named 
[18] Ascent with 3 %o Inches on 10 feet — ^Agreably the said new 
Street will require digging 15 feet. 

From the said new Street to the Intersection of Montgomery 
Street Ascent in a distance of 117 feet and descent in a distance of 
187 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet. Agreably Montgomery Street will 
require to be dug 4 feet 

From Montgomery to Scammel Street Descent with 2 Inches on 
10 feet. Agreably it will require to be raised 1 foot 1 1 Inches at the 
extent of 220 feet from Montgomery Street — ^thence at the extent of 
200 feet further 7 feet 4 Inches & at the Intersection of Scammel 
Street 2 feet 

From Scammel Street ascent with 5 Inches on 10 feet to the extent 
of John Youles Ground in order to meet the remaining part of said 
Street in its present Situation. July 8*** 1796 " 

Ordinances for paving Chambers Street & Reade Street were 
then read & passed by the Board. An Ordinance for paving Green- 
wich Street was passed 23^ May last 

Also for the digging out & filling in the several Streets above men- 
tioned. 

M' Mayor menti<med to the Board a Proposal of M' Mangin to 
make a general Survey & Plan of all the Streets in this City ; which 
was referred to the Street Committee to confer with him on the sub- 
ject 

[19] The Board having been informed that the french Republic 
stood in no further need of the use of Bedlows Island An[d] His Ex- 
cellency the Governor having been pleased to represent to the Board 
that the Commissioners of the Health Office had determined the same 
to be the most proper Place for the erection of a Lazaretto : And this 
Board having thereupon agreed to grant & surrender the said Island 
to the People of the State of New York for those Purposes. 

Therefore resolved that the Consul of the french Republic be re- 
spectfully informed that the Season renders it necessary that im- 
mediate preparation should be made by the Commissioners of the 
Health Office for the comfortable Reception & accommodation of such 
sick Persons as they may find it necessary to send there And to that 
end that he be requested to give the necessary Orders for the speedy 
removal of the Buildings & Materials erected & placed there at the 
Expence of the french Republic. 



258 Cmr of New Yobk 12 July 1796 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay 

issued .Nich* Carmer on Acc^ towards new Alms H* £2000 

issued The same on Acct towards Fly Market £500 

issued Garret Harsen on Ace* tow<^* Mud Scow £200 

David Marshall for superintends Potters field buryal 

"«"«^ Ground £21: 0: 6 

Joseph Titus for repairs Fence where the Engine H* 

"*"^^ stood in Cherry Street £2:12: 4 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £85 : 4 : 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £85 : 4 : 6 

[20] Catharine Simmons for a public Dinner on the 4^ 
issued j^ j^g^ £40:13:- 

Rinier Skaats for the Expences of the Constables & 
issued Marshalls & for the Sextons ringing the Bells on that 

day £23: 4: — 

Cortlandt Van Bueren for Gun Powder for the Militia 

^^^^ on that day £61: — : — 

issued Ogden & Gartsee for repairs Pavem^ at the fly Market.. £13: 0: 6 

issued Goodeve & Brown for Candles £2:1^: 4 

issued Mary Fox for a lost fire Bucket £0: 16 : — 

Ordered that M' Mayor with the Treas' n^ociate (on behalf of 
this Board) a loan of 10,000 Dollars with the Bank of New York 
until Monies for the present public Purposes are collected by the Tax. 

The two follow* Ordinances were then read & passed by the Board 
& ordered to be published in the News Papers, viz* 

" A Law for removing certain Articles of Filth & Dirt collected 
for the purpose of Manure & deposited on a Piece of Ground belong- 
ing to the Heirs or Devisees of Henry Rutgers dec** in the seventh 
Ward " 

" A Law for the more eflFectual removing of the Dirt & Filth from 
the Streets in the City of New York." 

[21] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New Yorkj ^^- the 12*»» day of July 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq'' Recorder 

Garret Harsen 
Andrew Van Tuyl 

John Campbell 



Theoph* Beekman 
Com* C Roosevelt 
Gabriel Furman 



Nich» Carmer 
_ ... Thomas Storm 

George Janeway 
Anthony Post 



•-Assistta 



M«" Mayor conmiunicated to the Board the Opinion of the Health 
Officer & others that the sickness which has lately arisen in the neigh- 



ISJulyiTM Common Council MrNtJTEs 259 

borhood of the Whitehall was probably occasioned by the late filling 
in of the new Street* of 70 feet wide on the East River with Filth & 
Materials tending to produce putrifaction As also from the sunken 
state of many of the Lots in that Quarter. 

Whereupon the following Ordinances were read & passed by the 
Board & ordered to be published in all the News Papers & in hand 
Bills to be served on the Owners or Occupants of the said Lots re- 
spectively " 

"A Law for raising the new Street of 70 feet wide lately laid 
out & made fronting on the East River between Whitehall Slip & 
Moore Street in the 1« Ward" 

" A Law to prevent the danger arising to the [22] Health of the 
Inhabitants from the present sunken State of certain Lots of Ground 
situate in the first Ward between the Whitehall Slip & Moore 
Street." 

" A Law for raising a certain Lot of Ground in the Occupation of 
John Remsen in the first Ward." 

" A Law for raising a certain Lot of Ground belonging to the Heirs 
of Samuel Nicoll dec^ on which a Store House is erected & now in 
the Occupation of Daniel Thorne & William Thome." 

A Petition of Daniel Tooker & Nich» Anthony complaining that 
Joseph Rose refuses to pay towards the Common Sewer in the neigh- 
borhood of Ferry Street was read & referred to the Aid" & Assist* of 
the S^ W 

[23] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the l»^ day of July 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Andrew Van Tiiyl 
John Gimpbell 



Garret Harsen 
Thomas Storm 
,£8q» Aldn Mangle Minthom 

Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 






Assist^ 



* 

A Letter from Henry Rutgers on the subject of raising the Bulk 
heads of George & Charlotte Slips ; was read & referred to the Street 
Committee. 

A Petition of George Bowne & others of the neighborhood e* 
Beekman's Slip was read And thereupon the Board determined tlj^it 

♦Marginal note reads South Street—Eii. 



200 Cmr of New York 18Julyl796 

if the neighborhood vdll fill up the said Slip at their own Escpence this 
Board will provide for the Expence of a Bulkhead across the front 
of it 

On a Complaint that Martin Morrison delays collecting the Monies 
assessed for digging out George Street 

Ordered that he be informed that unless he exerts himself in the 
Business he will be considered answerable for the Monies which re- 
main uncollected. 

[24] The Street Committee reported on the subject of a Pier in the 
middle of Coenties Slip Whereupon the Board determined it inexpe- 
dient to grant or engage to bear any part of the Expence of the said 
Pier: But on a suggestion that Monies to a certain amount had been 
subscribed by the neighborhood towards the Expence & therefore that 
they wished to proceed in the Business as far as those Monies will go 
if the Board approve the Plan and consent to the Measure ; which said 
plan & proposition was approved & agreed to by the Board. 

On a Report from the Members of this Board that there still re- 
mained several Parts of the City which required to be filled up & 
raised to render it healthy; Ordinances for the following purposes 
were passed & ordered to be published & printed in Hand Bills viz* 

" For raising the new Street* of 70 feet wide on the East River 
from the West side of Moore Street to the Exchange Slip " 

" For removing certain Articles collected for Manure & deposited 
on the said Street " 

" For raising the Lots between Moore S^ & the Exchange Slip " 

" For the like with respect to the Lots between De Peyster Street 
& the Fly Market Slip " 

" And for the like as to the f ollow« Lots in the S^ Ward viz* 

A Lot in Cherry Street occupied by the Widow of George Fisher, 
dec** 

Three Lots in Water Street — one the property of Bellamy 4 
Adams, one other in the Occupation of Stephen Dutch & the other of 
John Bruce. 

[25] Two Lots in James's Street — one in the occupation of Nich* 
C Bogert & the other of John O Roosevelt Van Ranst 

And two Lots in Banckers Street — one in the Occupation of Bame- 
wall and Armstrong — ^the other of Thorn* Fisher." 

The following Report of the Street Committee for the Regulation 

■i' 

, t * Marginal note reads South Street — £o. 



18 July 1796 CoMJfON Ck)UNCnL MiNUTES S«l 

of Batavia Lane in the 5^ W^ was read & agreed to by the Board 
viz^ 

Ascent in a distance of 120 feet from the Kennel in Roosevelt 
Street lyi Inch on 10 feet and Descent in a Distance of 240 feet with 
1}4 Inch on 10 feet to the Kennel in James's Street. Agreably it will 
require raising 1 foot 11 Inches at the extent of 50 feet from the 
Kennel in Roosevelt Street — thence at the extent of 64 feet further 
3 feet 1 Inch — thence at the extent of 86 feet further 1 foot 11 Inches 
—thence at the extent of 50 feet further 1 foot 2 Inches & so 'till it 
terminates in the Kennel of James's Street." ^ 

An Ordinance for the paving of the said Street was then passed ac- 
cordingly 

The following Report of the Street Committee for regulating the 
following Streets was read & approved by the Board viz* 

Regulation of Bayard Street from the Bowery Road to the pro- 
posed Gmal. 

Descent from the present Regulation of the Bowery Road along 
Bayard Street 2 •^ioo Inches on 10 feet. Agreably thereto [26] it 
will require digging at the Intersection of Elizabeth Street 1 foot 3 
Inches. At the Intersection of Winne Street 11 feet 4 Inches At the 
Intersection of Catharine Street 8 feet 5 Inches — At the Intersection 
of Mary Street it will require to be raised 13 feet 10 Inches And the 
Meadow at the proposed Canal 5 feet. 

Regulation of Mulberry & part of Catharine Streets, from Chatham 
Street to Bayard Street. • 

Descent from Chatham Street along Mulberry Street to cross 
Street with 1J4 Inch on 10 feet — ^Agreably thereto it will require dig- 
ging 9 Inches at the extent of 100 feet from the Kennel in Chatham 
Street— thence at the extent of 100 feet further 11 Inches — ^thence at 
the extent of 100 feet further 1 foot 5 Inches and at the Intersection 
of Cross Street 3 feet; this will give a Descent of 1 ®%oo Inch on 
10 feet along Cross Street 'till it meets the Regulation of Orange 
Street. Thence ascending along Mulberry Street 4 Catharine Street 
with 2 *%oo Inch on 10 feet to Ba)rard Street. Agreable thereto it 
will require digging 3 feet 5 Inches at the extent of 100 feet from the 
center of Cross Street — ^thence at the extent of 100 feet further 7 
feet 5 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 32 feet further (being ttie ban- 
ning of Catharine Street) 6 feet 4 Inches — Thence at the extent of 
100 feet further [27] 4 feet 9 Inches— thence at the extent of 50 feet 
further 5 feet — thence at the extent of 50 feet further 6 feet 6 Inches 
and at the Intersection of Bayard Street 8 feet 5 Inches. 



2*2 Cut of New Yobk 18 July 1796 

Regulation of Chatham Square from James Street to the Head of 
Catharine Street. 

Ascent from James Street to the Head of Catharine Street 3 *%oo 
Inches on 10 feet Agreably thereto at the entrance of Mott Street it 
will require digging 5 feet 9 Inches. 

Refutation of Mott Street & part of Winne Street from the above 
regulation of Chatham Square to the proposed Regulation of Bayard 
Street. 

Ascent from this Regulation of Chatham Square in a distance of 
478 feet and descent in a distance of 238 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet 
to Bayard Street Agreably thereto it will require digging 7 feet 8 
Inches at the extent of 130 feet from Chatham Square — ^thence at the 
extent of 50 feet further 15 feet 10 Inches — thence at the extent of 
140 feet further at the Intersection of Cross Street 12 feet 10 Inches 
— ^thence at the extent of 65 feet further 10 feet 4 Inches — ^thence at 
the extent of 100 feet further at the Intersection of Pell Street it will 
require raising 11 Inches thence at the extent of 80 feet further 8 
feet thence at the extent of 50 feet further 1 foot 1 Inch and at the 
intersection of Bayard Street it will require digging 11 feet 4 Inches. 

[28] Regulation of Pell Street from the Bowery Road to the Inter- 
section of Mott Street 

Ascent from the Kennel in the Bowery Road in a distance of 120 
feet and descent in a distance of 340 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet to 
the Intersection of Mott Street — ^Agreably thereto it will require rais- 
ing at the extent of 100 feet from the Kennel in the Bowery Road 4 
feet — thence at the extent of 100 feet further 6 feet — ^thence at the 
extent of 100 feet further 5 feet 7 Inches & at the Intersection of 
Mott Street 11 Inches" 

And Ordinance for paving Mulberry Street And for digging otit & 
filling in the other Streets as above regulated were then read & passed 
by the Board. 

The Mayor Recorder & Aldermen above named then proceeded to 
examine the Tax Lists delivered in by the Assessors of the respective 
Wards and after fixing the Quotas of the Sums to be raised caused the 
Poundage or Sums to be paid by each Persons therein named to be 
carried out & set opposite to their respective Names 

Ordered that John Pritchet be af^inted a Fire Man to Engine N^ 
8 vice John Lamb removed from this City 



19 July 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 208 

[29] City of ^ At a Common Council hdd on Tuesday 

New Yorkp^- the 19*^ July 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Nicholas Bayard 
John Campbell 



Anthony Post 
Nich* Carmer 

— .,. Mangle Minthorn 

|.Esq«Ald- j^^ p^,^ 

Garret Harsen 
Thomas Storm 



^Assist** 



A Letter from D'" Richard Bayley to M' Mayor of this date on the 
Subject of a Ship just arrived with 450 emigrant Passengers on Board, 
the immediate landing of whom in this City is considered dangerous 
as well to the Health of the said Emigrants as to the Citizens at large 
at this extreme hot Season & therefore suggesting the propriety of 
this Corporation's making some Provision for their subsistence a few 
Days; And a Letter from Mess*^ Hamilton & Harison to D«" Bayley 
containing their Opinion on the Health Office Law as it respects the 
above Subject were respectively read & filed. 

Whereupon the Board determined to grant the Stun of 800 Dollars 
towards subsisting the said Passengers during the time of their 
Quarentine & to be applied to that use by the Commiss" of the Health 
Office or so much thereof as to them may appear necessary. 

[30] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas*^ 
issued to pay the said Siun to Robert Bowne Treas"* of the Qmh- 
miss'* of the Health Office accordingly 

The follow^ Case was then stated for the Opinions of Mess" Ham- 
ilton, Harison & Troup thereon viz* 

" A Vessel has lately arrived in the Port of New York with four 
hundred & fifty Emigrants from Newry in Ireland on Board. It is 
supposed that it will be dangerous to permit them to land in the City 
and that it is proper the Vessel should perform Quarentine : But many 
of these Emigrants are unable to support themselves and without 
some assistance will probably suffer for want of Necessaries ; Your 
Opinion is therefore requested. 

1* Whether the Corporation of the City of New York are by 
Law bound to provide for & support Persons in such Circumstances ? 

2^ If the Corporation are not who is bound to support them ? and 

3^ What will be prudent for the Corporation to .do in the present 
Case all Circumstances considered ? 



264 City of New Yobk 26 July 1796 

The Board taking into consideration what further Measures were 
necessary towards the furthering of the Business of raising & filling 
up the Streets & Lots between the Exchange & Whitehall Slips & 
in other Parts of this City ; and thereupon 

Resolved that a Committee of this Board be appointed to enquire 
into the Progress [31] made by the Proprietors of the Lots pursuant 
to the several Ordinances lately passed by this Board on the subject 
and if it shall appear to the Committee that the Aid of this Board is 
necessary to forward the filling & raising of the said Streets & Lots 
and thereby prevent the noxious Vapours which are supposed to en- 
danger the Health of the Inhabitants at this Season of the Year and, if 
in the Judgment of the Committee they shall conceive the necessity of 
the Case to require it, that they be authorized to employ as many Cans 
as may be use full in the Business and to take such further Measures 
in the Premisses as their Judgment & Prudence shall direct 

Ordered that Aid" Furman & Beekman & Mess" Storm Harsen & 
J Post be the Committee 

*A Letter from Isaac Van Vleck to M«" Recorder was read & filed 
And thereupon the Board determined that if the Proprietors, of the 
Land called the Negro's buryal Ground North of Alms House & Bride- 
well will on or before the first day of May next surrender to this 
Board all their Ground south of Chambers Street this Board will re- 
lease to them the Lot N® 26 on the southerly side of Augustus Street 
in addition to the Lots reported by the Committee on the 27'^ June last 

[32] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^* the 2S^ July 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theophilus Beekman 



Nich* Carmer 
Mangel Minthorne 
Jotham Post 



Gabriel Furman }-Esq«Aldn Garret Harsen 



Nich* Bayard 
Robert Lenox 



V Assists 



George Janeway 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 



The follow' written Opinion of Mess" Hamilton Hanson & Troup 
on the Case stated at the last Meeting was read & filed vb} 

In answer to the Questions annexed We are of Opinion that whilst 
the Emigrants are performing Quarantine on board their Vessel the 

♦ Marginal note reads See Report Page, 9. — 'En. 



85 July 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 265 

Corporation are not bound to support them But they must be provided 
for by the Owners or Master of the Vessel, or themselves, according to 
the nature of the Contract under which they embarked for America. 
Yet if the Corporation should cause any of them to be landed under any 
Restraints or in any place except such as they themselves shall assign 
before their Quarentine is performed We think the Corporation would 
then be bound to support the Persons landed. Considering however 
the present Situation of the City, [33] the Distress to which those may 
be reduced on board of the Vessel who a^e without the Means of 
comfortable subsistance the Injury which may thereby be done to 
the Health of the others and the consequent. Danger of having the 
Quarantine, at least in some Degree eluded We do not hesitate to say 
it will be prudent in the Corporation to contribute to the support of 
the Emigrants whilst they shall continue on Quarantine 

New York 21« July 1796 Rob* Troup 

Rich^ Harison 
Alex. Hamilton 

A Petition for filling up the Exchange Slip ; was read & referred 
to Ald"^ Van Tuyl & the Assist^ of the 1** & 4*^ Wards. 

A Petition of John B Coles for a Road to be laid out to the Bridge 
erecting across Harlem River was read & referred to the Road Com- 
mittee. 

A Petition of Joseph Newton complaining of a noxious Well in the 
Brew House between Rector & Thames Street was read & referred to 
the Ald° & Assist* of the Ward to enquire into [&] take Order. 

On a representation of W™ & S Robinson & Others An Ordinance 
was passed for raising & filling all the Lots on the South side of front 
Street & between the Wall Street Slip & De Peyster Street by the 15**» 
Aug* next. 

An Ordinance was also passed for clearring a Certain Piece or Slip 
of Ground between Coenties Slip & the old Slip used as Passage 
from Water Street to front Street & for raising the same to a proper 
Height 

[34] On the Request of John Rogers Ordered that he be permitted 
to make Vaults under the Street in front of his two Houses in Green- 
wich Street under the Direction of the Aid** & Assist^ of the W^ 

Ordered that Darf Hitchcock be permitted to frame Timber for 
a House in front of the old Slip till the lO^ Aug* next & then to 
clear the Street of all the Chips & rubbish. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Bancker Street was read & 



266 City of New York 86 July 1796 

ratified by the Board & Jonathan Conrey was appointed to collect the 
Monies & Charles Dougherty to pave the said Street — ^two Pence 
per foot to be returned to each Person assessed. 

Nathaniel Fanning & Robert Fox are appointed Fire Wardens in 
the 7*^ Ward vice Hezekiah Ivers dec<* & Charles Wright removed 

And William Cook a fire Man to Engine N« 7*^ vice Elijah Cock 
resigned. 

An Ace* of James Culbertson of the Fines by him recovered on 
Suits ag* sundry Persons on the Law for regulating Buildings, on 
which Ace* the board settle a Ball«« due to the Corporation of 
£74: 14: 11^ which M'' Culbertson is directed to pay into the Treasury. 

Ordered that the Assistant of the 1" W^ take order for removing 
a Nuisance from stagnant Water in Edgar Street And also the 
Nuisance on the Lot at the Comer of Whitehall & Maricet field 
Street 

[35] Ordered that M*" Mayor & the Treasurer negociate a Loan 
with the Bank of New York on behalf of this Board for such Monies 
as the public E[x]igencies of the City shall require & the State of the 
Treasury shall render necessary not exceeding in the whole 10,000 
Dollars. 

Ordered that M«" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*^ to pay 

issued Nich* Carmer on Acct towards the new Alms House. . . . £5000 :—: — 

The same on Ace* towards the rebuilding of the Fly 

issued Market £600:-:- 

issued Corn" B Sebring for Iron Work to the Gaol £56: 14: 5 

issued W°» J Elsworth for lighting Lamps £66: 14: — 

y/m Sloo for taking Fish for the Alms House & Bride- 
issucd ^gjj £20:-:- 

John Marschalk & others for copyfl^ & carrying out the 

issued Poundage on Tax Books £28: 0: 6 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £85: 4: 6 

issued Tho* Hazard for Repairs & two Watchmen at the Gaol £54 : 8:11 



1 Aug. 1796 Common Council Minutes 267 

[36] City of ) At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York J House on Monday the !•* Aug* 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Tbeoph* Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
G)rn« C Roosevelt 
Gabriel Furman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nich* Bayard 



Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
„ ... Nich» Carmcr 

Mangle Minthom 
Thomas Storm 



..Assist^ 



M' Mayor with the other Members having visited & inspected the 
several Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell. 

The Committee of Ace** reported that they had examined the Acc*« 

of the Commissioners of the Alms House & Bridewell & compared 

them with their respective Vouchers & found them right, viz* 

Those of the Alms House for the last Quarter amounts to £2634: 6: 11 

Those of the Bridewell to 566 : 11 : 6 

An Estimate of the Commiss" for the ensuing Quarter was then 

read & approved vi2^ 

Forthc Abns House £3000: — : — 

For the Bridewell 100 : — : — 

. , Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas' for 
the payment thereof. 

An Estimate & Assessm* for paving Greenwich Street from N® 
side of Murray Street to the S<> side of Reade Street was read & rati- 
fied [37] and John Stagg was appointed to collect the Monies on the 
said Assessm* & to superintend the paving of the said Street, on his 
entering into Bond with Security for the faithfuU performance of the 
Business. 

The like for Ann Street from Broadway to Nassau Street and 
W» B Ogden & John Gartsen were appointed to collect & Superintend 
the paving as above. 

Ordinances for paving Oister Pasty Lane & Lumber Street were 
passed by the B** 

A Regulation of Beaver Lane viz* Descent from Broadway to the 
Kennel in Greenwich Street eight Inches & %o on feet was re- 
ported by the Street Com**« & approved. And an Ordinance for the 
paving it was then read & passed by the B^ 

An Ordinance for paving the Street on both sides the Fly Market 
from Pearl S* to Water Street was passed by the B^ 



268 City of New York 10 Aug. 1796 

A Memorial complaining of the Filth at the lower end of Roosevelt 
Street Sewer & requesting the extension of it into the River; was 
read & referred to the Aid" Beekman & Van Tuyl & M^ J Post 

A Petition for the opening of Francfort Street to its proper width 
was read & referred to the Aid" & Assist of the W** with M"" Janeway. 

On a Complaint that Nich* Smart Butcher has fraudulently afiixed 
false Jewish Seals to Meat for sale in the public Market Ordered that 
he attend this Board at their next Meeting on Wednesday afternoon 
the lO^ Inst to answer for his Conduct 

Ordered that Peter Van Shriver be appointed a fireman to Engine 
N° 11 vice John Murray resigned And Gideon Waterbury to Engine 
N° 17 vice Rob^ Johnson. 

[38] The Committee to whom was referred the subject of filling 
up the Exchange Slip reported ; And on the Question for filling up the 
said Slip the B** being equally divided M^ Mayor declared himself in 
the Negative. 

Soath 

An Ord^« requiring John Delafield to fill up the new 70 feet 
Street laid out on the East River opposite to his Lots was read & 
passed by the Board 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

issued W"*- Sloo for convey* Vagrants to Bridewell £11 : — 

issued Archd McLean for prints £13 : 17: 3 

issued Abni Ross for riding Sand from Catharine Street £3 : 12 

issued Alexia Lamb for City Watchmen £85 : 4 

City of ^ At a Conunon Council held on Wedncs- 

New York J ^^' day the W^ day of Aug^ 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Com* C Roosevelt 
Nich« Bayard 
Robert Lenox 



Nich* Carmer 
Mangle Minthom 
-Esqi^Ald*^ George Janeway 

Thomas Storm 
Garret Harsen 



»-Assist*« 



A Grant & surrender of Bedlows Island to the People of the State 
of New York for the purpose of erecting thereon a Lazaretto and for 
such other [39] purposes as the Legislature shall from time to time 
direct ; with a provisoe that when ever it shall no longer [be] used for 
those Purpose [s] it shall revert to & revest in this Corporation was 



10 Aug. 1796 Common Council Minutes 269 

read & approved by the Board & it was ordered that the Common Seal 
be affixed thereto & subscribed by M^ Mayor on behalf of this B^ 

Nich* Smart, Butcher attended agreable to the Order of last Meet- 
ing, & after the examination of one Witness on the part of the Com- 
plainant the hearing was postponed 'till next Meeting 

The Board agree that they will accept a Deed with the usual 
Covenants & Warranty of Henry King for the House & Lot at the 
Comer of Beaver Lane & the Broad Way to widen that Street or 
Lane provided he enter into Recognizance to return the consideration 
Money £800 if any Claimant should recover back the Premisses by 
Reason of defect in M' Kings Title. 

A Petition of the Bakers complaining of the present Allowance to 
them by the pres^ Standard of the Assize of Bread; was read & 
referred to Aid" Van Tuyl & Lenox & M' Harsen. 

A Memorial of John Delafield & others for filling up the Exchange 
Slip; was read & rejected. 

The Committee on the Petition for extending the Sewer of Roose- 
velt Street farther into the River to fill up the Lot where it now dis- 
charges the Filth & Water [40] Reported that in their Opinion the 
same ought to be extended & the Lot filled on the same Terms as other 
Slips have lately been permitted to be filled And that the B<* should 
bear the Expence of the Sewer & Bulkhead ;" 

Ordered that the consideration thereof be postponed. 

A Petition of Nich* Van Antwerp & others for leave to pave the 
Street on the West side of Coenties Slip was read And the Street Com- 
mittee were ordered to cause it to be regulated & to direct the paving 
of it accordingly. 

On the Application of Treadwell Jackson 

Ordered that John Stagg George Gosman John Moore James Rob- 
inson & John Day be appointed to examine his Lot lately filled in on 
the East River near the Crane Wharf & to determine whether it will 
bear a foundation for a Build« of Stone or Brick. 

An Ordinance for digging & filling the Broad Way from the North 
side of Murray Street to the North side of Reade Street was passed 
by the Board 

Ordered that Joseph Williams be appointed a fireman to Engine 
N« 11 vice W" Bush resigned And Henry Aubick & John Crooker to 
N* 12 vice Adam Mount & John Bogart resigned. 

Ordered that Alex' Hamilton be required without delay to cause 
the Lot at the Corner of Marketfield Street & Broad Way to be cleared 
of Filth & so raised as to prevent its continuing to be a Nuisance 



270 City of New Yoek 16 Aug. 1796 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*" on the Treasurer to pay 

issued Nich« Carmer on ace* tow^ New Alms H» £3000: — : — 

[^n John Porterfidd for notifying Inhab^ of the 4tli 

issued ^d to clean the Streets i6:-:- 

W™ Marrenner for Expences of the Road Committee at 

his House £5: 6: 6 

issued Alex' Lamb for City Watchmen £85: 4: 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £85: 4: 6 

issued Benja Taylor for Surveys Streets £19:—:— 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^^* the IS*'' day of Aug* 1796 

Present/ Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
Theophiltts Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Corn> C Roosevelt 
Robert Lenox 



Anthony Post 
Jotham Post > 
EsqnAldi^ Mangle Minthom 

Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 



I 



Assist** 



A Petition of William M Smith to be appointed a Measurer of 
Grain was read & postponed. 

A Petition of James Young Butcher for a stand in the Fly Market 
was read & postponed 

On reading a Petition of Henry Willets & others Ordered that 
the Watchmen patrol every Night through Cherry Street, Cath° 
Street, Bancker Street Oliver Street & James's Street and round the 
new Alms House. 

A Petition of Isaac Van Vleck & others for a new Regulation of 
the Broad way from the South side of Murray Street northward was 
read & referred to the Aid" of the first & the Assis^ of the 4*^* & 6^ 
Wards. And thereupon it was. 

Ordered that the Ordinance for digging & filing in that Street 
passed the 10^*^ Instant be repealed. 

On further consideration of the subject of Complaint ag* Nich* 
Smart, Butcher it was ordered that his Licence be suppressed. 

[42] Ordered that the Aid"* of the respective Wards direct the 
number of the Ward to be painted on Scavengers Carts in like man- 
ner as those of the Cartmen 

A Petition of a number of Persons Proprietors of Lots of Ground 
fronting Barley S* Catharine Street & a new Street not named in 
the sixth Ward praying that the said Lots may be filled up so as to pre- 
vent Pools of Water remaining thereon stagnent & dangerous to the 



88 Aug* 1796 Common Council Minutes 271 

Heahfa of the neigfaboiiiood, was read & referred to the Aid" of the 
4^ & the Assist** of the 6^ & 7"^ Wards 

A Petition of John Cameron to be appointed a Measurer of Grain 
was read & granted. 

Ordered that Josefrii Newton be permitted to frame the Roof of a 
Store House (belonging to Isaac Gouvemeur) in the Street in front 
of the old Slip not exceed' ten Days & then to clear the Street of aU 
the Chips & Rubbish. 

Ordered that Gabriel Furman Elsq^ be permitted to proceed in 
improving his Water Lot on the Eastern Point of Corlaers Hook 
agreable to the Line of the Refutation established along the E^ River 

Ordered that Hugh M^Dougall be appointed a fireman to Engine 
N° IS vice Charles Bush resigned And And^ Minuse to N^ 8 vice 
Peter Lorrilliard resigned 

Ordered that M"" Recorder issue his Warr^ on the Treas' to pay 

Garret Harsen on Ace** towards a Bulkhead at the Old 
issued Slip & Repairs to the Corporation Wharf at the North 

River iSOO:— : — 

Anthony L Bleecker for his Commission on Sales of the 
issued Lease of Brooklin Ferry House Paulus Hook & 

Hoboock Ferries £11 : 3 

issued Rmier Skaats for a Qr Salary k Disbursements i20: 18 

issued [43] Wendell Boos for a lost fire Bucket i0:16 

. Valentine Vaughan for carting Dirt out of the Street 

""^ inthc4«>Ward £3: 3: 6 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J "* the 22^ day of Aug* 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 
John CampbeU 
Robert Lenox 



Garret Harsen 

- Esq« Ald« Mangle Minthome 

Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 



Theophilus Beekman Robert Lenox & Gabriel Furman Esq" were 
admitted & sworn as Free Men of this City. 

The Managers of the late Alms House Lottery attended the Board 
i ddivered in their Ace* of the proceeds thereof amounting to ten 
thousand Pounds and also eight hundred Pounds towards their Com- 
onssions & the Expences attending the executing of the Business; 
which Ace* was read approved & filed And it was thereupon Ordered 



872 Cmr of New Yoek M Aug. 1796 

that the said Managers deposit the said Sum of ten thousand Pounds 
in the Bank of New York to the credit of this Board and that they 
retain in their hands the said Sum of Eight hundred Pounds for their 
Commissions & all the Expences attending the execution of die Trust 
reposed in & committed to them in the Premises. 

{44] Ordered that the Treasurer obtain a settlement with the Bank 

of the Monies from time to time negociated on loan by order of this 

Board And that a Bond or Bonds be prepared for the Ballance. 

On reading a Letter from James C Lawrence on the subject 

of his demand of 100 Dollars for a Plan or Elevation of the 

J new Alms H» the Board determined the Sum extravagant 
issued 

but agreed that he be paid fifty Dollars & that M' Mayor 

issue his Warr* on the Treas' for the pa)rment thereof 

accordingly. 

Ordered that the Committee proceed in the rebuilding of the Fly 
Market from Water Street to Front Street by Contract & that the old 
Building be sold & removed accordingly. 

A Petition for additional Watchmen to patrole & guard the eastern 
part of the City was read & referred to Aid** Beekman & Mess" Jane» 
way & Minthorn. 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in Mott Street 
was read & ratified by the Board & Waters Furman was appointed to 
collect the Monies & Bamet Simonson & John Willson to execute the 
Work. 

An Ordinance for paving Broad Way from the South side of 
Murray Street to the north side of the House of Scott Clark was 
passed by the Board. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warrt* on the Bank 

issued of New York to pay Nich> Camier on Acct tow^ new 

Alms H« £2000:—: — 

And on the Treasr to pay. David Willis on his executing 

issued a Release for the part of his Lot taken to straiten [45] 

White Hall Street iSO: — : — 

issued Jacob Harsen on Acct towards the public Roads £100: — : — 

Garret Harsen on Acct towards the Old Slip Bulkhead 
issued ^ Qj^pn ^jj^^£ £388:-:- 

The same towards blinds for the Windows of the Oty 
issued fjj^u £100:-:- 

issued Alexf Lamb for City Watchmen £85: 4: 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £85 : 4: 6 



WAug.lTfW Common Council Minutes 278 

City of ^ At a Common Gnmcil held on Monday 

New York J ^' the 29^ day of Aug^ 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Anthony Post 
Nicholas Carmer 
»:. Atj Jotham Post 

E«1"AW» Mangle Minthom 



Theoph* Beekman ^ 

Nicboks Bayard 

CoTQi C Roosevelt 

Robert Lenox 

Andrew Van Tuy! J G^^'ji^W 



I Garret Harsen 



Assist^ 



The Treasurer reported that the Monies loaned from the Bank of 
New York & which will become due on the IS*** Sept' next amounts to 
20,000 Dollars. 

Ordered that a Bond from this Corporation to the Bank of New 
York for that Sum be prepared to bear Interest at five P O from that 
day that the Common Seal be affixed thereto & that M' Mayor sub- 
scribe the same on behalf of this Board. 

[46] Henry King presented to the Board a Release of the House & 
Lot at the Comer of Broad Way & Beaver Lane together with a 
Recognizance entered into by him to secure the Title which were ap- 
proved by the Board & the Release was filed with the Ok & the 
Recognizance was delivered to M' Recorder to procure it to be en- 
rolled 

, Ordered that M** Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas' to pay 
M"" King the consideration Money £800 accordingly 

On a Representation of the Keeper of the Bridewell of it's in- 
sufficiency to secure the Prisoners Ordered that the Goal Committee 
take order for securing it 

Ordered that the Committee for rebuilding the Fly Market report 
an Ordinance for keeping it more clean & in better order than formerly 
and that M' J Post be added to the Committee. 

Estimates & Assessments for paving Beaver Lane, Oister Pasty 
Street & Lumber Street were respectively read & ratified and William 
G Forbes was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & John Moore 
to pave the said Streets. 

On the Request of W" Henderson & George Scriba Ordered that 
they be permitted to make Vaults under the Street in front of their re- 
spective new Houses erecting in Wall S* under the Inspection of the 
Aid" & Assist of the Ward. 

Ordered that John Rogers be permitted to sink a Block & continue 



274 City of New Yoek 29 Aug. 1796 

his Pier on the East side of Beekmans Slip out to the permanent Line 
of the Street of 70 feet Wide 

[47] Ordered that Aid" Furman & Roosevelt & M*" Minthom be a 
Committee to treat with the Proprietors for the land which may be re- 
quired for the Road leading to the new Bridge over Harlem River. 

The G)mmittee on the Petition for additional Watchmen to guard 
the Eastern Part of the City made a Report on the Subject And the 
same Committee were directed to report a proper Hace for an addi- 
tional Watch House with an arrangement on the Subject. 

The Committee on small Change Notes reported that they had 
burnt to ashes the following viz. 

8800 

6900 

7000 



of Id .... 




£36:13: 4 


of 2d .... 




57:10:- 


of 3d .... 




87:10:- 




1 imperfect Sheet 


-: 6:- 




£181:19: 4 



On a suggestion that great Inconveniences arose from the want 
of more small Change It was ordered that the Committee take order 
for the printing & emitting a further Sum to the amount of £1000. 

Ordered that Jacob Berry be appointed a fireman to Engine N^ 
20 vice Isaac J Stagg deed 

Ordered that Mr Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Cashier 
issued of the Bank of New York to pay Nicholas Carmer on 

] Acc^ towards the new Alms House £2000:—: — 

And on the Treas^ to pay Nich> Carmer on Acct towards 

issued Fly Market £600:-:- 

issued Wm J Elsworth for lighting Lamps £66:15: 8 

John Porter field for notifsring the Inhabitants of 6tb 

issued ^d to clean Streets £3:-:- 

issued [48] Andrew Kerr for repairs Pavemt rotmd the Wells 

in4t»» Ward £2:17: 6 

issued Tho« Lewis for Carpenters Work at Belle Vue Hospital £2:9:4 
issued ^^ BrKTi for raising the Bulkhead at Charlotte Slip... £44: — 

issued Bogert & Blauvelt for Repairs to Pumps 4^ Ward £18: 1 

issued Simon Kiersted for the like in the Same Ward £4:4 



^Assist*" 



5 Sept 1796 CoMMON COUNCEL MiNUTES 275 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^* the S^ day of Sept' 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Nicholas Carmer ^ 

A ^ Tf T ^ ^ Anthony Post 

^i7J*°T^yi 1 George Janeway 

GabndFurman lE-artAMti Manffle Mintiiom 
Robert L«ox ^Esqr-Ald- ^^^^^^^ 

Nicholas Bayard J ^„^^ Harsen 

Thomas Storm 

On an Application from the health Officer 

Ordered that the Ald« & Assist of the first Ward examine the 
Whitdiall Slip & determine whether any convenience can be made 
there, without injury to the Slip, for the safe keeping of the Health 
Officers Boat. 

A Petition for sinking a Well in Harman Street was read & 
granted under the Direction of the Aid" & Assist* of the Ward. 

[49] An Estimate & Assessment for the digging out & filling in of 
Pel] Street was read & ratified by the Board & Waters Furman was 
appointed to collect the Monies thereon & Bam't Simonson & John 
Willson to execute the Work 

A Letter from the Commiss" of the Health Office informing that 
the Lazarette on Bedlows Isle is now prepared for the Reception of 
Persons with infectious Disorders and that therefore they have no 
longer use for the Hospital at Belle Vue, was read & filed And there- 
upon Aid" Furman & Lenox & M' Minthom were appointed a Com- 
mittee to report on the future Disposition of Belle Vue. 

The Committee on the Subject of a Road to the new Bridge over 
the River at Harlem reported a Sketch or Survey of several Roads ; 
And after due enquiry into the Subject the Board determined to adopt 
the Road of four Rods wide to commence at the South West Comer 
of the field, near the School House, belonging to the Dutch Church 
at Harlem and thence on a direct Line through the said field and 
through the Land of John S Sickels to the said Bridge ; And it was 
ordered that the Committee cause an accurate Survey thereof to be 
made & reported to the Board 

M' Recorder reported a State of Facts on the Subject of the Mud 
Scow lost last Year And the Board thereupon determined that it 
would not be expedient to commence a Suit against the Person who 
was supposed to be answerable for the loss of her. 



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12 Sept. 1796 



[50] Aid** Van Tuyl & Lenox & M** Harsen to whom was referred 
the Petition of the Bakers for an [in]crease of the Allowance made 
them in the Assize of Bread reported that the prayer of the Petition 
ought not to be granted ; which was agreed to by the Board. 

Ordered that the Assessors named in the Law be requested to pro- 
ceed in assessing the Monies paid Henry King & others for his 
House & Lot taken to widen Beaver Lane. 

The auditing Committee reported on the Acc*» of Gabriel Furman 
Esq'' & of Frederick Stymets, dec<* & Anthony Post for the Ex- 
penditures in making the new Bason at Thames Slip amount* to 
£3224: 17: 5, from which it appears that there remains in Aid** Fur- 
mans hands a ball*^« of f 61 : 2 : 8 which he was ordered to pay into 
the Treasury. 

Ordered that Patrick M^Guire be appointed a Measurer of Grain. 

Ordered that M' Ma3^r issue his WarH on the Bank of 
issued New York to pay Nich* Carmer on Ace* tow<^ new 

Alms H» ilOOO:-:- 

And on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued Garret Harsen on Acc^ to compleat the Mud Scow il61 : 11 : 1 

issued Gabriel Furman Esqr for Expences of Road Committee. 10:15: 6 

Matthew Byrne for notifyf Inhab** of the !■* Wd to 

^^^^^ sweep the Streets 4:16:- 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £85: 4: 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £85 : 4: 6 

issued Simon Kiersted for Repairs to Pumps £80: 5 : 7 

issued Matthew Dyckman for the like £20: 5 : 6 



[51] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^* the 12t»> day of Sept' 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Theoph> Beckman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 



EsqrtAldn 



Jotham Post 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthorn 
George Janeway 
Thomas Storm 



Assist** 



A Representation of the Schoolmasters in this City on the subject 
of the Ace** by them rendered by order of this Board of the number of 
Scholars by them respectively taught; was read & referred to the 
Committee on that Subject 



M Sept 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 277 

A Petition for a Well & Pump in Lombard Street near Cheapside 
Street was read & granted under the direction of the Aid** & Assist, of 
the 7* Ward 

On the Question to grant the Sum of £800 towards the running out 
a Pier in the middle of Coenties Slip from the L to & beyond the 
new Street of 70 feet wide whenever the said Pier shall be compleated 
it passed in the affirmative as follows. 

for the Affirmatiye for the Negative 

Ald° Beekman M' Recorder 

Ald» Furman M^ Minthorn 

Aid" Van Tuyl Mr J Post 

Aid" Lenox M^ Janeway 

Mr Carmer 
Mr Storm 
Mr A Post 

[52] Ordered that the Clerk notify Thomas Ellison to cause the 
Bulkhead in front of his Water Lot in front Street near Pecks Slip 
to be so repaired without delay so as to keep the Earth from falling 
into the River And also Daniel Dunbar that he do without delay 
cause the Wharf or Street in front of his Water Lot at Burlings Slip 
to be erected & made agreable to the Conditions of the Grant under 
which he holds Title. 

On reading a Representation of the fire Wardens ; The VI Section 
of the Law for preventing & extinguishing fires was repealed and in- 
stead thereof a new Clause or Section was passed prohibiting any 
Stove to be used unless the Funnel for conveying the smoke be lead 
into a Chimney or safe brick Flues ; under the penalty of forty Shill- 
ings for each OflFence 

And it was ordered that the said Law so amended be republished 
in the News Papers. 

An Estimate & Assessm* for paving Mulberry Street was read & 
stifled and Waters Furman was appointed to collect the Monies 
thereon & Ogden & Gartsee to pave the said Street 

The Road Committee report that John Sickels is willing to accept 
of £240 for his Land which will be taken for the new Road to the 
Bridge lately erected over Harlem River provided this Board will at 
the public Expence erect a good five Rail Fence on each side the Road 
to enclose his Land ; which this Board do agree to. And the Com**« 
^re directed to close the Bargain & to treat with the Trustees of the 
Chun* at Harlem with respect to the price of their Land And that on 
M' Sickels executing & delivering a Release of the said Land M' 



278 City or New Yobk 12 Sept 1796 

Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas^ for paym* of the said Sum ac- 
cordingly. 

[53] The following Persons were duly elected by the Board In- 
spectors of the ensuing Election for Qiarter Officers at the following 
Places in the respective Wards viz* 

IstWd Trinity Church Rinicr Suydam. 

2d City Hall ; Hugh Gaine 

3d North Church Andrew Stockholm 

4th s* Pauls Church Jacob Abramse 

5^ friends Meeting House Ephraim Brasher 

6th Alms House Henry Ten Brook 

7th Richd Varians House Henry Rutgers 

Ordered that John Marvin be appointed a fireman to Engine N*' 
13 vice Nicholas Brevoort removed from this City. 

Ordered that the Health Officer be permitted to make a place for 
the safe keeping of his Boat in Whitehall Slip under the Direction 
of the Aid" & Assist of the Ward 

Ordered that the Committee make a Settlement with the Commiss" 
of the Health Office for the Rent of Belle Vue as also with respect 
to the furniture & other Things there 

Ordered that the Treasurer negociate a Loan with the Bank of 
New York 

Ordered that M^^ Mayor issue his Warrt on the Bank of 
issued New York to pay Nicholas Carmer on Acct towards 

new Alms House £1000 : — : — 

And on the Treas"" to pay. 
Issued Nich* Carmer to compleat the Fly Market £192 : 8: 1 

the same on Acct towards rebuilding the Fly Market 
issued between Water & front Streets £400:-:- 

Daniel Cowan towards repaying Gold Street at the 

*8«»«l Comer of Maiden Lane £20:-:- 

issued John Morton for prints Ace* £35 : 17: 6 

issued '^^o' Hazard for 2 Watchmen at the Goal £21 : 14: — 

Matthew Byrne for notifyt Inhabit** 2d Wd to clean 
issued s^^g^^^ £4:16:- 

issued W"» J Elsworth Ace* in fire Engine Departm* £148: 17: 8 



19 Sept. 1796 CoMMOX COUNCIL MiNUTES 



279 



At a Gnmnon Council held on Monday 
the 19^»> day of Sept' 1796 



[54] City of } ^^ 
New Yorkp 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Robert Lenox 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nicholas Bayard 
Gabriel Ftirman 
Theoph> Beekman 



^Esq»Alda 



Thomas Storm 
Garret Harsen 
Nich> Carmer 
Antho Post 
Jotham Post 
Mangle Minthorn 
George Janeway 



^Assisttk 



Ordered that Aid** Furman & Mess" Storm & Canner be a Com- 
mittee to attend at the Treasurers Office to examine & Report on his 
Books & Acc^ on Friday next 

A Petition of John Harding to be a Measurer of Grain was read 
& postponed 

A Petition of the Hucksters in the Oswego Market for permission 
to continue in their Stands during the Afternoon & Evening was read 
t rejected. 

A Petition of John Davenport to be a licensed Butcher was read & 
granted 

An Estimate & Assessment for repaving the Street on each side 
of the Fly Market between Pearl Street & Water Street was read & 
ratified by the Board and John Moore was appointed to collect the 
Monies thereon & to pave the s<* Street 

On reading a Representation of the Church at Harlem on the sub- 
ject of laying the new Road to the Bridge over Harlem River, the 
Board agreed to pay the Church the Sum of one hundred & fifty 
Pounds [55] for the Ground taken to carry the said Road of four 
Rods wide through their Land and at the public Expence to erect a 
good five Rail fence on each side of the said Road and that on their 
executing & delivering a Release of the said Land M' Mayor issue 
his Warr* on the Treas' for paym** of the s<* Sum accord«*y 

Ordered that the Road Committee take order for having the Road 
compleated through M' Coles's Meadow. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Bank of 
issued New York to pay Nich> Carmer on acct the further 

Sum of ilOOO: — : — 

And on the Treas' to pay 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchmen £85 : 4: 6 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £85: 4: 6 



280 City of New York «8Sept,lT»6 

isiued David Waldron for Repairs to Roads £114:15: 6 

issued John Keyset Junr for Repairs to Weils Sfi £25: 6: 8 

issued Daniel Osbum for Lamp Oil £70: 4 

issued Haviland & Ferris for the like £179: 11 

[56] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Friday 

New York 5 ^*" the 23^ day of Sepf 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Nicholas Bayard 
John Campbell 
Gabriel Furman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Com> C Roosevelt 
Robert Lenox 



Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 
^EsqnAldn Mangle Minthorn 

Thomas Storm 
George Janeway 



Assists 



The Committee appointed to examine the Treasurers Books & Ace* 
delivered in the following Report which with the Treasurers annual 
Ace** were examined & approved by the Board viz* We the Sub- 
scribers appointed by an order of the Common Council to examine the 
Books of the City Treasurer Do report that we have attended to 
the Business directed by the said Order. That there has been received 
since the last Settlement twenty two thousand eight hundred Pounds 
by Loans directed by the Common Council from the Bank of New 
York. Three thousand three hundred & eleven Pounds 16/2 from the 
State Treasurer granted by the Legislature towards the Expence in- 
curred during the Summer of 1795. Six thousand three hundred & 
twenty nine Pounds 7/8^ collected from Corporation Revenues. 
Three thousand & two Pounds 2/ [57] for Donations. Two thousand 
five hundred & six Pounds 10/2 for Common Lands. Four hundred 
& sixty six Pounds 11/9 in the Hands of Aid** Stoutenburgh. Two 
thousand & ninety nine Pounds 4/ for Corporation Tickets issued for 
small Change and the Sum of 10/ for Interest on a Mortgage of J 
M*^Kinley which several Sums with the ballance of Five thousand two 
hundred & forty six Pounds 15/ amounts to forty five thousand seven 
hundred & sixty two Pounds 16/9^. And that there has been paid 
out to the Bank of New York Ten thousand Pounds — For Corporation 
Tickets cancelled and Warrants issued by Common Council twenty 
nine thousand & ninety five Pounds 7/10 which leave a Ballance due 

*A memorandum of the clerk reads an Entry at* Mechanic Socy Ground 
Chatham Square, — Ed. 



S8 Sept. 1796 COMMON CJOUNCIL MiNUTES 281 

the City of New York of Six thousand Six hundred and sixty seven 

Pounds 8/11^ carried to new Account. 

Sept' 22^ 1796 Gabriel Furman 1 



Nicholas Carmer 
Thomas Storm 



^ Com'** 



The Committee on the subject of Schools made a verbal Report 
thereon And a Question was raised for the consideration of the Board 
whether it would be proper to distribute any part of the Monies, 
granted by the Legislature for the encouragement of Schools & the 
Monies raised by Tax in this City for that purpose among the School- 
masters or Teachers in this City? and it was determined unanimously 
in the Negative. 

[58] A Motion was then made that parcel of the said Monies viz* 
£944 should be granted & distributed to & among the Charity Schools 
of the religious Societies in this City ; upon which Debates arose & the 
Question being put on the said Motion it passed in the Affirmative in 
manner follow* viz* 

Affirmative. Negative 

Aid" Bayard M*" Recorder 

Ald<^ Campbdl M' Carmer 

Aldn Van Tuyl M^ Minthora 

Aldn Roosevelt 
Aldn Lenox 
Mr A Post 
M' Storm 
M^ Janeway 

Ordered tliat Aid** Lenox & Mcss^* Storm & Janeway be a Com- 
^ee to report to the Board the proportion of the Said Sum to be 
granted to each of the said Charity Schools 

Resolved that application be made to the L^slature at their next 
Meeting for legal provision to establish public Sdiools in this City. 

An Estimate & Assessm^ for paving Batavia Lane was read & rati- 
fied And Jonathan Conrey was appointed to collect the Monies thereon 
& to pave the said Lane 

Ordered that the Treasurer take on Loan from Cornelius Clopper 
tSOO at the Interest of five per Cent And that a Bond be prepared 
accordingly. 

Ordered that Mr Mayor issue his Warrt on the Treas- 
«stied urer to pay Richard Furman for cleaning & repairing 

a Well in Division Street £8: 2: 10 



28» City of New Yobk aeSeptlTW 

[59] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' Sept^ 2&^ 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Elsq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Andrew Van Toy! 
Gabriel Furman 
TheophB Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Nicholas Basrard 
John Campbell 
G>m» C Roosevelt 



Anthony Post 
Mangel Mintborn 

'Esq"Ald« ioib^m Post 

Thomas Storm 
George Janeway 
Garret Harsen 



i-Assist*« 



James C Brasher, Taylor, admitted & sworn a free Man of this 
City. 

Ordered that Nich* Smart, Butcher be restored to his Office. 

A Petition of James Roosevelt for a further Grant of his Water 
Lot on the East side of Pecks Slip was read & granted 

A Petition of Peter P. Van Zandt for the privil^e of receiving the 
Wharfage of the new Pier on the West side of Burlings Slip till a 
Pier be run out on the East side of the said Slip; was read & re- 
ferred to Ald° Van Tuyl & Lenox & M*" J Post 

Ordered that John Harding be appointed a Measurer of Grain in 
this City. 

Ordered that the Committee on the Subject of a Canal from the 

Collect 

fresh Water Pond to the Hudsons River be instructed to confer with 

the Proprietors of the Swamp for the obtaining such Parts thereof 

as may be required to make the said Canal of the Breadth of 40 feet 

and a Street on each side of the Breadth of 30 feet 

[60] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer 

to pay 

issued W» J Elsworth for lighting Lamps i67:lS: 8 

Isaac Varians for 3 Hogs for the Use of Belle Vue 

issued Hospital )M:16: 6 

issued David Marshall for attending Potters Reld burial Ground £22 : 10 : — 



nSeptlTiM Common Council Minutes 



City of ^ At a Common Council held on Wednes- 

Ncw York J ^- day the 28^ Sept^ 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samad Jones Esq' Recorder 



Andrew Van Tuyl 
Gabrid Furman 
Theoph> Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Nkht Bayard 
Coni« C Roosevelt 



lEsqn Alda 



Anthony Post 
Nich* Carmer 
Mangle Mintfaom 
Jotham Post 
Garret Harsen 



>-Assiste 



M' Mayor laid before the Board a Letter from Henry Ten Brook 
shewing his Inability to serve as Inspector of the Election for Charter 
OflScers in the sixth Ward Whereupon Jacobus Verveelen was duly 
nominated & appointed in his stead 



[61] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Thurs- 

New York J ^' day the 29^^ day of September 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



NichoUs Bayard 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Gabriel Fnrnum 
Theophiltis Bedcman 



.Esq"Aldn 



Jotham Post 
Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Post 
Nicholas Carmer 
Thomas Storm 



•Assist^ 



George Janeway 

The Board (according to the directions in the Charter of this 
'W proceeded to name and appoint a Treasurer or Chamberlain of 
^ Qfy for the ensuing Year and Daniel Phoenix was unanimously 
^^^ & appointed accordingly. 

. tt?' ^^yor was pleased to name and appoint James Culbertson to 
^Sh Constable of this City for the Year ensuing. 



884 



City of New Yobk 



8 Oct. 1796 



[62] City of } At a C(munon Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^^' the 3^ day of October 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq^ Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theophs Beektnan 
Nich* Bayard 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
G>rnelius C Roosevelt 
Robert Lenox 



^Esq"Aldn 



Nich* Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthom 
Jotham Post 
Garret Harsen 



"Assist** 



The Qerk produced to the Board the Poll Lists of the Election in 
the several Wards of Charter Officers for the ensuing Year from 
which the follow* Persons appear to be elected viz* 

Gabriel Furman Alderman 

Thomas Storm Assistant 

Rinier Suydam ) 

Cornelius Ray \ Assessors 

William G Forbes Collector 

James C Brasher ) ^ 

David Walker j Constables 



l8t Ward 



2d Ward 



Robert Lenox Alderman 

Garret Harsen Assistant 

Edmund Seaman ) 

Abraham Varick j Assessors 

William Gilbert Collector 

Barn't Newkerk ) 

Heniy Burtscll Constables 



[63.] 



3d Ward 



Ezekiel Robbins Alderman 

Nicholas Carmer Assistant 

Daniel Dunscomb Jun^ ) 

Thomas Ash ( Assessors 

Hu£:h Montgomery Collector 

Charles Handasyde 
Samuel 



Handasyde ) 

Stockwdl t ^'''^^'^' 



4tl» Ward 



Cornelius C Roosevelt Alderman 

Anthony Post Assistant 

Daniel Bowie ) ^ 

Isaac Jones j Assessors 

Thomas Laf oy Collector 

John Reins ) 

John Ackerman f Constables 



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285 



5th Ward 



6th Ward 



Bowery 
Divisioii 



74 Ward 



Harlem 
Dmsbn 



Jothun Post ..... 
Philip Arcularius . 
Leonard Fisher .. 
John Murray Jun** 
David Harriot . . , 
John Fleming .... 
Francif Curry .... 



! 



Jacob Delamontanye 
Anthony Brown . . . . 

James Riker 

Joshua Barker 

John Fox 

WSliam Campbdl .. 
Robert Berwkk .... 



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Nicholas Bayard . 

Mangle Mintiiom 
r William Beekman 
j Samuel Stillwell , 
J Richard Furman 
1 John Dietz 



I 



I John McLauchlen .... 

John Kortright 

Sampson Benson Junr. 

John Bussing 

Ithamar Ely 

Jacobus Dyckman 



! 



Alderman 

Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 
Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 
Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 
Collector 

Constables 



[64] Ordered that the said Officers respectively above named (ex- 
cept the Collectors) and also the Sherif, Coroner, Treasurer or 
Chamberiain, and High Constable be notified to attend in this Common 
Chamber on Friday the 14«*» Instant at 11 O'Qock in the forenoon to 
take & subscribe the Oaths by Law prescribed and directed. 

Theophilus Beekman Esq' a Candidate for the Office of Aldermen 
at the Election in the third Ward represented to the Board that certain 
of the Electors, who voted for Ezekiel Robins the other Candidate & 
who is returned as having the plurality of Votes, were not qualified 
according to Law; and he therefore prayed that a scrutiny of the 
Votes taken at the said Election for Alderman be granted to him. 

Ordered that a Scrutiny be granted accordingly and that the said 
Candidates ddiver to each other Lists of such Voters as they shall 
respectively deem objectionable and that this Board will proceed on 
the Business of the said Scrutiny in this Chamber to Morrow 
Afternoon at 3 O'Ckxrk. 

It being suggested to the Board by some of the Members that 
there is reason to believe that Jacob Delamontanye who is returned as 



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40ctl7M 



elected Alderman of the sixth Ward, is not a Free Man of this City, 
nor a Freeholder in the said Ward. 

Ordered that the Qerk notify M' Delamontanye thereof and re- 
quest his [65] attendance at this Board to Morrow Afternoon at 3 
O'Qock to satisfy the Board on the said subject 

A Petition of Peter Goelet praying that a Grant be made to him of 
the Water Lot on the West side of the Exchange Slip out to the perma- 
nent Street of 70 feet wide was read & granted. 

Ordered that Ald« Lenox & Mess" A. Post & Jotham Post be a 
G>nimittee to examine & report whether the Senate & Assembly Cham- 
bers in the City Hall cannot be so altered as to make more Room for 
the accommodation of the Members of the L^slature whose numbers 
are considerably encreased. 

Ordered that the Surveyors make and report to the Board without 
delay a Map or Survey of the Water Lots at Corlaers Hook. 

Ordered that Mi" Mayor issue his Warrt on the Bank of 
New York to pay M^^ Nich* Carmer on Ace* towards 

new Aim* H« £2000:—: — 

And on the Treasurer to pay. 

Andrew Smyth for two lost fire Buckets £1 : 12: — 

Andrew Van Tuyl Esq** for carting of Dirt & Filth from 

the Streets 3d Wd £14:19: 6 

James Culbertson for City Watchmen £^i 4: 6 

Alex' Lamb for the Iflce £85: 4: 6 

The Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City laid before the Board 
his annual Acc^ of the Receipts & Expenditures of the Monies raised 
by Tax ; which were examined with their respective Vouchers by the 
Mayor & Aldermen & found right and agreable to the directions of 
the Statute certified accordingly 



issued 

issued 

issued 

issued 
issued 



[66] City of }^ 
New York^ 

Present/ 



Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Theophs Beekman 
John Campbdl 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Com* C Roosevelt 



At a Common Cotmcil held on Tuesday 
the 4^ day of Oct' 1796 

Richard Varick Esq>^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

Nicholas Carmer 

Garret Harsen 

Jotham Post 

Anthony Post }"Assis*« 

Thomas Storm 

Mangle Minthom 

George Janeway 

M' Robins attended the Board and represented that from the 
shortness of the time he could not possibly be prepared to proceed on 



Esq" Aldn 



4 Oct. 1796 Common Council Minutes 287 

the Business of the Scrutiny between him & Ald*^ Beekman & prayed 
further time 'till Friday next ; which was granted. 

From an apprehension that Jacob Delamontayne had not received 
the notice for his attendance at the Board this Afternoon; it was 
ordered that he be notified to attend on Friday next. 

The Committee on the Senate & Assembly Rooms reported that the 
Alterations required can conveniently & without much expence be 
made And the same Committee were ordered to direct the same to be 
done accordingly. 

The Committee on the Petition of Peter P. Van Zandt delivered 
in a Report which was read & postponed 

[67] Pursuant to the Statute relative to the Office of Loan 
Officers Evert Bancker & Cornelius Ray Esq^^ Loan Officers 
for this City & County laid before the Board the Books of Mortgages 
Minutes & Accounts by them taken & kept as Loan Officers ; and this 
Board having carefully inspected & examined the said Books Minutes 
and Accounts Do find that the said Loan Officers have faithfully dis- 
charged the Trust in them reposed and performed their Duty in 
nianner as by Law is directed and required. 

The follow* is a Statement of their Ace** 



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289 



(68) City of 1 
New York^ 



ss. 



At a Common Council held on Friday 
Morning Oct' 7^ 1796. 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Robert Lenox 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 



EsqnAldn 



Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Thomas Storm 
George Janeway 



Jacob Delamontagne attended the Board and admitted " that he was 
not a Free Man of this City. That he was a Freeholder in the third & 
seventh Wards previous to the Election of Charter Officers on the 29*^ 
Sept' last. That he was in treaty for the purchase of a Freehold 
Estate in the sixth Ward, for which he was returned Alderman elect, 
previous to the said Election ; but that the said purchase was not com- 
pleated until after the said Election." 

Ordered that the consideration of the Subject be postponed 'till 
Monday Afternoon next when M' Delamontagne will be heard (i£ 
he has any Thing to offer) by himself or Council. 

The Board then proceeded to the Business of the Scrutiny between 
Thcophilus Beekman & Ezekiel Robins and having made some prog- 
ress therein, adjourned 'till 5 O'Clock this Afternoon 



Ordered that M^" Mayor issue his Warrt on the Treas' 
issued to pay the Qerks of the late Election for Charter 



0£Ficers 16/ each amounts to< 



£5:12: — 



[69] City of } 
New York^ 



ss. 



At a Common Council held on Friday 
Afternoon Oct«" 7^ 1796. 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Robert Lenox 



EsqriAldn 



Mangle Minthom 
Jotham Post 
Thomas Storm 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Post 



-Assist** 



The Board proceeded to the further consideration of the Scrutiny 
Business between Theophilus Beekman & Ezekiel Robins and having 
Qiade further progress therein adjourned 'till Monday Afternoon next 



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11 Oct 1796 



City of } ^^ 
New York J 

Present/ 



At a Qmimon Council held on Monday 
Afternoon Oct' l(y»^ 1796 

Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Nichs Bayard 



Esq"Aldn 



Mangle Minthom 
George Janeway 
Jotliam Post 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 
Nicholas Carmer 



Assist** 



Ordered that Cornelius Cregier be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N® 9 vice Ab*° Tyson dec** And John Stickler to N^ IS vice Stephen 
Rose dec* 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warrt on the Treas^ 
issued to pay Jaques Barkaloo for taking up the Mud Drudge 

when adrift £2:— : — 

[70] The Board proceeded to the consideration of Question on the 
eligibility of Jacob Delamontagne to hold the Office of Alderman of 
the sixth Ward & it appearing from his admission that he was not a 
Free Man of this City nor a freeholder in the said Ward at or before 
the late Election in the said Ward Whereupon the Board determined 
unanimously that he was ineligible to hold the said Office. 

The Board then proceeded to the further consideration of the 
Business of the Scrutiny between Theophilus Beekman & Ezekiel 
Robins and after further progress in the Business adjourned 'till to 
Morrow afternoon 3 O'Clock. 



City of ^^^ 
New York J 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Tuesday 
Afternoon Oct' IV^ 1796 

Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Andrew Van Tuyl 
Robert Lenox 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 



•-EsqrsAldn 



Jotham Post 
Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthom 
George Janeway 
Nicholas Carmer 
Thomas Storm 
Garret Harscn 



*• Assist** 



The Board resumed the consideration of the Business of the 
Scrutiny between Theophilus Beekman & Ezekiel Robins and having in 



11 Oct. 1796 Common Council Minutes 291 

the progress of the Business admitted certain of the Votes (which 
were [71] objected to by the Parties respectively) as good Votes, and 
having rejected certain other of the Votes (which were objected to by 
the said Parties respectively) as bad Votes it now remained for the 
Board to consider of & determine on the Votes of Thomas Van Zandt, 
James Van Zandt, Matthew Van Zandt & Peter Van Zandt, all of 
whom voted as freeholders and were objected to on the part of Ezekid 
Robins. 

In support of the legality of the said Votes a Deed from Peter P 
Van Zandt to his four Sons, the said four last mentioned Voters, of a 
certain House & Lot of Ground in the third Ward was produced and 
admitted on the part of M*" Robins to be valid to pass the Estate : But 
it was objected to on the part of M*" Robins that altho' M' Van Zandt 
had so conveyed the said Estate yet that he continued in the possession 
& receipt of the Rents of the said Estate and therefore that his said 
four Sons above named, not being in possession thereof, had no Right 
to vote on the said Estate. 

The Board then proceeded to examine the Witnesses of the Parties 
and having heard the Parties by their Counsel M' Edward Livingston 
for M*^ Robins & Mess" Cozine & Evertson for M"^ Beekman ; The 
Question was put whether the said four Votes should be received & 
admitted as good Votes and it passed in the Affirmative as follows viz^ 

for the Affirmathrc for the Negative 

Aldo Furman. Mr J Post Mr Recorder 

Alda JBayard Mr A Post Aldn Van Tuyl 

Aldn Lenox Mr Minthorn Mr Storm 

Aldo Roosevelt Mr Janeway 

Mr Carmer 

Mr Harsen 

[72] The Board then proceeded to examine which of the said two 
Candidates had the greatest number of good Votes at the said Election 
& it apeared that Theopohilus Beekman had a Majority of two Votes. 

Whereupon the Board determined that Theophilus Beekman Esq"" 
is duly elected Alderman of the said third Ward. 

The Business of the Scrutiny, in which Ald° Beekman was a Party, 
being ended he took his Seat. 

It appearing that Jacob Delamontagne who had the greatest number 
of Votes as Alderman at the late Election in the sixth Ward is ineli- 
gible to the said Office, and it appearing also that John Campbell the 
other Candidate for the said Office had the next greatest number of 
Votes as Alderman. M*" Mayor put the Question " Whether he should 



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14 Oct. 1796 



be considered as duly elected " ? and it passed in the Affirmative as 
follows viz' 



for the Affirmative 
Ald>^ Funnan Mr A Post 

Aldn Lenox M' Minthorn 

Aldn Roosevelt M' Carmer 

Aldn Beekman 



for tiie Negative 
Mr Recorder 
Ald«i Van Tuyl 
Mr J Post 
Me Storm 



[73] City of } ^^ 
New York^ 

Present/ 



At a Common Qjuncil held on Friday 
the 14^ Oct' 1796 



Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Theophilus Beekman 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Jotham Post 
Nicholas Bayard 



EsqwAldn 



Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*^ Recorder 

Thomas Storm 

Garret Harsen 

Nicholas Carmer 

Anthony Post rAssist** 

Philip Arcularius 

Anthony Brown 

Mangle Minthorn 

His Excellency the Governor by and with the advice & consent of 
the Council of appointment, having been pleased to reappoint Richard 
Varick Esq' to the Office of Mayor &5 and Jacob J Lansing Esq' to the 
Office of Sheriff of this City and to appoint Charles Dickenson to the 
Office of Coroner of this City M' Mayor proceeded to the Gov* House 
and there before His Excellency the Gov', and in presence of the 
Aldermen, took the Oaths prescribed in & by the Charter of this City, 
And being returned to the City Hall his Commission & also those of 
the Sherif & Coroner were with the usual solemnities read & published 

M' Mayor then administred to the Aldermen & Assistants above 
named & to the following Officers their respective Oaths of Office 
as prescribed by the Charter viz* 

Jacob J Lansing Sherif ) who respectively produced Bonds for 

Daniel Phoenix Treas*" &c J the due execution of their GflFices. 

Charles Dickenson Coroner 

[74] Assessors Constables 

Rinier Suydam James Culbertson High Constable 

Edmund Seaman James C Brasher 

Abraham Varick Bam't Newkcrck 

Danl Dunscomb Jun' Henry Burtsell 

Thomas Ash Charles Handasyde 

Daniel Bowie Samuel Stockwell 

♦ Memorandum of the clerk reads Mo ores G* — ^Ed. 



17 Oct 1796 Common CJotJNcn. Minutes 



Assessors 

Isaac Jones 
Leonard Fisher 
James Riker 
Joshua Barker 
Williani Beekman 
Samuel Stilwell 
John Kortright 
Sampson Benson Jun** 



John Campbell Esq' Alderman 
Comelras R^ ) 
John Murray Junrp*'^*^" 
David Walker Constable 



Constables 
John Reins 
John Ackerman 
John Fleming 
Francis Curry 
William Campbell 
Robert Berwick 
John Dietz 
John McLachlen 
Ithamar Ely 
Jacobus Dyckman 

did not attend 
to be sworn 



Ordered that Aid** Furman Lenox & Beekman & Mess" A Post, 
Arctdarius Brown & Minthom be the Street & Road Committee. 

Aid" Bayard & Mess'" Harsen & Carmer the Lamp Comittee 

And Aid" Post & Mess™ Storm & Minthom the Committee of 
Accounts. 

Ordered that the new Members take the places of their respective 
Predecessors on all private Committees. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas' to pay Aid" 
Furman on Ace* towards making^ the new Road to Harlem Bridge 
i200. 



[75] 



ss. 



At a Common Cotmcil held on Monday 
Oct' 17^ 1796 



City of } 
New York J 

Present/ Richard Varlck Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*^ Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Jotham Post 
Theophilus Beekman 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 
Nicholas Bayard 



1 



Bsqn Aldn 



Garrit Harsen 
Mangle Minthom 
Philip Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 
Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 



Jacob Ddamontagnie Gent John A Wolfe, Cordwainer John P 
Pcarss Merch* John P Anthony, Tanner & Currier Abraham 
Baudoine Hatter admitted & sworn free Men 

John Campbell Esq' Alderman elect for the sixth Ward attended 
ft informed the Board that the present weak state of his Health was 
such as altogether to prevent him from executing & performing the 
I^es of that Office and therefore declined taking the Oaths pre- 



294 City or New Yomc 17 Oct 1796 

• 

scribed by the Charter & requested that an Election be ordered in the 
said Ward of an Alderman in his stead. 

Ordered that an Election be held in the said Ward at the Aim's 
House on Wednesday the 26*^ Instant accordingly 

Ordered that G>melius Ray elected Assessor for the 1"* W^ & 
David Walker Constable for the said Ward be again notified to attend 
this Board next Meeting to take the Oaths prescribed by the Charter. 

A Petition of Edward Livingston for a Grant of the Soil in the 
River in front of his Lots at the North River was read & referred to 
the Street Committee. 

A Petition of the Lamplighters for an encrease of their pay was 
read & rejected. 

[76] The Committee on the Petition for an additional Watch 
House in the seventh Ward reported " that the Prayer of the Petition 
ought to be granted & that in their Opinion the most digible Situation 
for the Building is at the Head of Catharine Street & Chatham 
Square " 

Ordered that the same Committee report a plan of the Building 
with an Estimate of the Expence. 

On reading a Petition of Garret Wallgrove Ordered that he be 
appointed a Wei^master of Hay at the White Hall Slip in the stead 
of Peter De Riemer removed from this City. 

Ordered that Magnis Garrat be appointed an Inspector of fire 
Wood vice James Campbell dec*^ 

And Peter King vice Joseph Young dec<* 

A proposition of Abijah Hammond to make certain Alterations 
in the course of the Road leading from the North River towards 
Greenwich Lane with a Survey thereof was examined & approved of 
by the Board. 

Ordered that the Treas"" or Chamberlain of this City receive from 
the Treasurer of this State of New York the Monies which the City 
& County of New York is entitled to receive by virtue of the Act of 
the Legislature passed the 9*^ April 1795 entitled " An Act for the 
encouragement of Schools." 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued Arch<l Dunlap for Repairs to Pumps 3<l W^ £40: 16: 9 

issued Luke Persiany for Services on the Mud Drudge i3:9:6 

issued Richd Furman towards sinking Well in Harman S^ £17:^ 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £85 : 4 



840ct. 1T06 Common Council Minutes 295 

issued James Culbertson for the like &S : 4: 6 

issued [77] W Nich* Carmer towards the Fly Market i200: — : — 

Rinier Skaats towards purchasing fire Wood for the 

^^^^ Court Rooms £60:-: — 



Qty of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^* the 24"* day of October 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 

^ . . , _ Mangle Minthorn 

&bndFunnan Garret Harsen . 

Theoph. Beefanan p^j,j a,^^j„, 

Jothan. Post ^j,^ B,^^ 

Cornebus C Roosevelt j^^ p^,^ 

Robert Lenox Nfcholas Carmer 

t 

George Snowdon Ship Chandler & Andrew Anderson Cabinet 
Maker admitted & sworn free Men 

Cornelius Ray Assessor for the first Ward attended & took the 
Oath prescribed by Charter 

A Letter from John Murray Jun' elected Assessor for the 5**" Ward 
setting forth that being of the people called Quakers he is exempted 
by Law from serving in that Office was read & filed. 

David Walker elected Constable for the first Ward attended & 
refused to take the Oath prescribed by the Charter or to serve in the 
said Office 

Whereupon it was ordered that Election be held on Wednesday the 
2* Oct' next in the 5^ Ward of an Assessor in the stead of John 
Murray Jun' and in the first Ward of a CcHistable in the stead of 
David Walker. 

A Petition against filling up the Exchange Slip was read & referred 
to the Committee on the Petition for filling up the said Slip. 

[78] Ordered that Ordinances be prepared for filling up & raising 
all the Lots on the South side of front Street & between the Exchange 
Slip & Coenties Slip, with sand or other clean & wholesome Earth at 
least two feet below the Surface when filled & that they be filled to 
such Heigth as that the Water will run oflF freely into the Street, under 
the Penalty of for each neglect. 

On reading a Complaint of the Paulus Hook ferry Man the fol- 
lowK Law or Ordinance was passed by the Board vi^ 

Be it ordained that no Boat or Vessel of any description what- 
ever, except the Paulus Hook ferry Boats, shall be allowed to come 



1 



896 Crrr of Nbw Yoek 240ct.l7»6 

into or lay in Cortlandt Slip : But that the said Slip shall be and the 
same is hereby assigned to and for the sole and uninterrupted use of 
the said Paulus Hook ferry Boats And if any Boat or Vessel of any 
Description whatever shall or do come into or lay in the said Slip 
contrary to this Law the Master Owner or Possessor of such Boat or 
Vessel shall forfeit and pay as a fine forty Shillings for each & every 
Tide such Boat or Vessel shall lay or remain in the said Slip. 

A Petition of the Scotch Prcsbjrterean Church for a Regulation of 
the Streets adjoining their Lots on Rutgers's Land was read & the 
consideration thereof postponed 

On reading a Petition Ordered that the Neighborhood be per- 
mitted to sink a Well in such part of Harman Street between George 
& Charlotte Streets as the Ald° & Assist of the Ward shall direct 

[79] An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in Bayard 
Street was read & ratified by the B^ and Waters Furman was ap- 
pointed to collect the Monies & Peterson & Riley to execute the Work. 

The Committee appomted to report the proportion of the Sum of 
i944 part of the Monies granted by the L^slature for the encourage* 
ment of Schools in this City Report that they have weighed every 
Circumstance and are of Opinion that the follow' Distribution thereof 
be made which was agreed to by the Board viz* 

its'! The Episcopal Charity School illO: 

issd The Presbyterean Do 200; 

issd The Reformed Protestt Duch D© 250; 

issd The German Lutheran Do 54; 

iss^i The Scotch Presbyterean Do 100; 

i88<i The African free School Do 230: 



£M4:-:- 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' for the 
paym* of the said several Sums accordingly. 

M*" Recorder then presented to the Board a Memorial to the L^- 
lature, which was read & approved by the Board, praying a Law to 
enable this Board to establish one or more public Schools in this City 
to be upheld & supported by the Monies granted by the Legislature 
for the encouragement of Schools, Ordered that the Common Seal of 
this Corporation be aflixed thereto and that M' Mayor subscribe the 
same on behalf of this Board 

Ordered that the Qerk prepare a Report to the L^slature on 
the subject of the late Alms House Lottery 



81 Oct. 1796 Common Council Minutes 2»7 

[80] Ordered Aat M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to pay 

issued NichB Carmer on Ace* toYf^ Fly Market i600: — : — 

The same from the Bank of N York on Acct towards 

»s«*«* new Akns House £1000: — 

issued Casimir Th: Goerick on Acct for Survey* £20: — 

issued W«i J Elsworth Coroner for Inquests £39 : 11 

issued .Nichs Fisher for Services at Bellcvue £2 : 6 

issued Goodcve & Brown for a Box Candles £3: 1 

Luke Kip for going into Westchester County after Jn^ 

issued Parks charged with counterfeits Dollars £3: 8: — 

John S Delamater for superintends the cleans of Streets 

issued i«t Ward ^1^ • 1^ 

issued Elijah Cock towards a Well m Water St £6: 8 

issued ArchitMdd Dunkp for Repairs to Pumps l»t Ward £49 : 17 

City oi ] At a Common Council held at the Ahns 

New YorkC ' House on Monday Oct"" 31** 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Jotham Post 
Nichs Bayard 
Robert Lenox 
Corns C Roosevelt 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jacob Delamontagnie 



Garret Harsen 
Nich« Carmer 
EsqnAld>^ Mangle M in thorn 

Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 



-Assistts 



[81] From the Poll List of the late Election held in the 6^ Ward 
of an Alderman in the Place of John Campbell Esq' it appears that 
Jacob Delamontagnie Esq' is duly elected And he attended & took the 
Oaths prescribed by the Charter accordingly 

M' Mayor & the Members having visited & examined the several 
Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell the Committee of Acc^ reported 
that they had examined the Commissioners Acc^ of their Receipts & 
Expenditures the last Quarter & found them Right amount^ 

The Alms House to £2998: 3: 2 

TheBridewell to 420:14: 7 

An Estimate for the ensuing Quarter was then read & approved 
vizt 

For the Alms House £2800: — : —r 

For the Bridewell 20Q: — : — 

J Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' for 
issued , • ; «^ 

the pa)mient thereof accord»*y 

A Petition for the Regulation of Winne Street & Catharine Street 

was read & referred to the Street Committee 



2«8 City of New Yobk 81 Oct. 1796 

Ordered that Jacob Tabellie & Jonathan Porter be appointed Meas- 
urers of Lime. 

Ordered that Samuel Farmar be required to fill in front Street the 
Breadth of his Lot 

Ordered that M' Carmer be appointed to Superintend the erection 
of the new Watch House in Chatham Square. 

The Qerk according to order presented a Report to the L^sla- 
ture on the subject of the late Alms House Lottery which was ap- 
proved by the Board And it was ordered that the Common Seal be 
affixed thereto & that M*" Mayor subscribe it on behalf of the Board 

Ordered that Nicholas P Roome be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N<* 3 vice Gerard* Smith resigned 

[82] Ordered that the Qerk prepare an Ordinance for preventing 
Hucksters from selling any Thing, except Vegetables, in the public 
Markets or Streets of this City. 

M' Recorder presented to the Board the following Reform of the 
Police of this City which was approved & agreed to by the Board And 
it was ordered that the Common Seal be affixed thereto and that M*^ 
Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this Board viz* 

" The Board having taken into consideration the Inconveniences 
arising from some of the Provisions in the Charter of their City and 
the Laws heretofore made relating to the same request such of their 
Members as are Members of the Legislature to use their Endeavors 
that a Law or Laws may be passed by the Legislature in their next 
Session to the following Effect. 

1 That the appointment of the Charter Officers who are to be 
annually appointed by the Government may be made at any time dur- 
ing the Session of the Legislature in each Year. 

11^ That whenever any Person not legally qualified shall be 
elected to any Office the Common Council may order a new Election 
to fill such Office 

ni^ That the Mayor & Recorder or either of them be authorized 
to hold the Mayors Court in the absence of the Aldermen. 

[83] IV That the Governor with the advice & consent of the 
Council of appointment may appoint Justices of the Peace in the said 
City with Power to keep the Peace and to hear and determine per- 
sonal Actions for Debts or Demands to the value of Ten Pounds and 
Actions and Informations upon penal Statutes and the Bye Laws of 
this City where the penalty or forfeiture shall not exceed ten Pounds 
under such Regulations and restrictions as the Legislature may think 



9 Nov. 1796 Common Council Minutes 



299 



• 

proper and widi full Power to execute the Office of Justices of the 
Peace in the said City in ail Respects except holding Covucts of Ses- 
sions of the Peace or setting as Judges in such Courts which shall be 
held by the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the said City as hereto- 
fore who shall continue to be Justices of the Peace in the said City but 
without the Power of tr3dng any Causes under the said Act." 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 



issued 

issued 

issued 

issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 
issued 

issued 



4 

4 



Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen &5: 

James Culbertson for the like £85 : 

David Convert for super tnts the cleans of the Streets 

7tii Wd £10 

Wm J Elsworth for light* Lamps £68 

W« Sloo for conve3r« Vagrants to Bridewell £11 

Ardi<l Dmilap for Repairs to Pumps 2d W^ £43 

David Marshall for attends Potters Md Burying Ground £11 

Robt Berwick for superints cleans Streets 6^ Ward.... £10 

John Ackerman for the like 4th y/d £10 

John Porterfield for notif3r« Inhabitt* 5*** Wd to clean 

Streets £10: 8 



17 

9 
2 



6 
6 



10 



[84] City of ) At a Coounon Council held on Wednes* 

New York} ^®* day the 9'^* day of NoV 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samud Jones Esq** Recorder 

Mangel Minthom 



Nkh* Bayard 
Gabriel Furman 
Theophs Beekman 
G>nielius C Roosevelt 
Jacob Ddamontagnie 
Jotham Post ^ 
Robert Lenox 



"EsqraAldn 



Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Brown 
Thomas Storm 
Philip Arcularius 



r Assists 



The Poll Lists of the 1* Ward for a Constable in the place of 
David Walker who refused to serve And of the 5^^ W*' for an Assessor 
in the place of John Murray Jun' who being of the People called 
Quakers is exempt from serving, was read from which it appears that 
Nathaniel Qgden is duly elected Constable & Daniel Hitchcock 
Assessor. 

Ordered that they be notified to attend & take the Oaths prescribed 
by Charter 

A Petition of a great number of the Inhabitants of Bergen County 
complaining of the bad Conduct of the Ferry Men at Hoboock Ferry ; 
was read & referred to the Committee on a former complaint against 
that Ferry & that AW Delamontagnie be added to the Com*«« 

A Petition against filling up the Exchange Slip was read & referred 
to the Committee on that subject. 



800 



City op New Yoek 



14 Nov. 179S 



[85] A Petition from the firemen of the Hook & Ladder Compa- 
nies praying an encrease of their number was read & referred to Aid" 
Delamontagnie & Mess** Post & Arcularius 

On reading a Request of Hugh Gaine as Atty for the Widow of 
John Shoals dec^ Ordered that the Treas'* discharge the Bond from 
this Corporation to the said John Shoals. 

A Complaint of Henry Rutgers that Sea Vessels occupy Rutgers's 
Slip to the exclusion of River Boats ; was read & referred to the Ald^ 
& Assist* of the Ward. 

The Street Committee on the Petitions for & against filling up the 
Exchange Slip reported "that Measures ought immediately to be taken 
for digging out & clearing the said Slip of the Filth & Dirt collected 
therein ; which was agreed to by the Board." And it was ordered that 
the same Committee take order for executing the same. 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in Orange 
Street was read & ratified by the Board & John Tabelle was a^Jointed 
to collect the Monies & Raveau & Foot to execute the Work. 

Ordered that Sam^ Gidney be appointed a Fireman to Engine N^ 

15 vice James Kip resigned and John Burger to N® 18 vice Benj» D 

Doughty dec^ 

Ordered that M'" Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas' to pay 

issued Nich' Carmer on Ace* towards new Aim H* £2000 

The same on Ace* towards new Watch H> £200 

Evert Bancker Jun«" for survey^ Streets £3 

[86] Wn» J Elsworth for the bailee of his Ace* in the 

Lamp Departmt £105: — : 4 

John DeWitt for Windsor Chairs for Senate & Assembly 
Rooms £29: Mr- 
issued Corn* C Van Alen & Co for print« £16: 19: — 

issued Hopkins Webb & Co for the like £20: 13: 10 

issued Clerks of late extra Elections £2: 8: — 



issued 
issued 

issued 



City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 14^^ day of Nov^ 1796. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob Delamontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Theoph" Beekman 
Nich» Bayard 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 



Esq«Aldn 



Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthorn 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Brown 
Thomas Storm 
Philip Arcularius 



^Assist** 



Jeremiah Marshall Inspector of Lumber admitted & sworn a Free 
Man of this City iss^ 



14NOT.17M Common Council Minutes 



801 



Daniel Hitchcock Assessor for the 5^ W^ attended & took the 
Oath prescribed by Charter 

On reading the Petitions of several Persons for the appointment 
of Cap* of the Watch to be stationed at the new Watch House in 
Chatham Square The Board determined that the whole be considered 
as one Watch under the Direction of an Assistant from the Cap* at 
the old Watch House. 

A Petition of Verdine Elsworth for compmsation for his Services 
and Losses at Paulus Hook Ferry during the prevailence of the Yellow 
Fever at Phil* was read & referred to the Members of this Board who 
belonged to the Health Com*«« 

[87] A Petition of James Gardiner to sell Coffee in the Street at 
the Fly Market was read & granted under the direction of the Deputy 
Qerk of the Market 

The Committee on the sale of the unappropriated Standings in the 
Fly Market between Water & Front Streets Report that they have 
been sold at public Auction in the said Market on Saturday last by 
M' Frederick Jay, who is allowed eight Dollars for his Commission, 
to the following Persons on the Conditions & at the prices following 
amounts in the whole to £3470 viz* 



No 

72... George Manolt £530.-^ 

71. . .David Simmons 290. 

70.. .John Pell 285. 

69...Danl Winship , 205. 

68. . .George Merserve 320. 

67...Whitchd Cornell 170 

66. . .James Young 310. 



£2110 J 



No 

65...6enj> Cornell £165 

280 
180 
150 
175 
210 
200 



64. . . Henry Lovell 

63... Isaac Bayea 

62... John Pessenger Jun^. 

61 . . . Corn* Schuyler 

60. . . Burdet Striker ...... 

59. ..Andrew Ross 



1360 
2110 



£3470 



Conditions. 

None to buy but licensed Butchers subject to such Regulations & 
Fees as the Corporation may make from time to time and no transfer 
of any Stall so purchased to be made without leave of the Corpora- 
tion. Butchers who have Stands in the upper Market & becoming pur- 
chasers in the lower Market are considered to have forfeited their 
Stall in the upper Market. None of the Butchers in the other Markets 
are to have leave to become Purchasors in the Fly Market. A Credit 
of Thirty Sixty & ninety Days is given for the Purchase Money upon 
giving such Notes to M** Phoenix as he shall approve. 



802 City of New Yoek 14Noy.17M 

Ordered that the vacant Standings in the upper Maricet be sold at 
Auction by the Committee to licensed Butchers only who have served 
regular Apprenticeship 

[88] A Memorial of several Persons who have placed Lamps in 
the Streets at their own Expence complaining that they are charged 
unreasonably for the cleaning & lighting of them ; was read & referred 
to the Lamp Com**« 

Ordered that Peter De Riemer late Weighmaster of Hay at the 
White Hall Slip remove his Scale out of the Street in fourteen Days 
from this day and that the Qk notify him thereof accordingly 

The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board viz* 

The Street Committee on the Petition of Edward Livingston Re- 
port that Casimir T : Gcerick one of the sworn Surveyors of this City 
hath been employed to ascertain the quantity of Ground between High 
& low Water Mark; from which Report it appears to be equal to 
eleven & an half Lots of 25 feet by 100. Your Committee are of 
Opinion that on. Edward Livingstons paying the Sum of Eight hundred 
Pounds as a Consideration for the said Land between high & low 
Waters Mark a Grant ought to be made to him to the seventy feet 
Street, reserving Washington Street and the Cross Street of Sixty 
five feet reserved in his Deed And conditioned tTiat he shall make and 
keep in Repair the Street & Bulkhead in front thereof and paying the 
Quit Rent established by this Board on the 23^ May last 

Gabriel Furman 
Anth<^ Post 
Anthony Brown 
Philip J Arcularius 
Mangle Minthom 

[89] The Committee on the Petition of Henry Pudy to have the 
Lot of Common Land adjoining the Dove Tavern on a Lease reported 
that in their Opinion the Prayer of the Petition ought to be granted & 
that he have the said Lot on a Lease for ten Years at the Rent of 
ten Pounds per Ann" which was agreed to by the Board 

Ordered that Leonard Rogers be appointed a fireman to Engine 
ijo 4 vice Isaac Cromwell resigned — John Constantine to N® IS vice 
Richard Kip removed And John Dobbs to Hook & Ladder C® N® 1 
vice John Marschalk resigned. 

Be it ordained that the following addition as an Amendment be 
incorporated in the 5^ Section of the Law for regulating the public 
Markets, viz* 



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"Nor for any Person commonly denominated a Huckster to sell 
or expose to sale in any of the said public Markets or in any Street of 
this City any provisions or Articles of any kind usually sold in the said 
public Markets (Vegetables excepted) under the Penalty of forty 
Shillings for each Offence " 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas' to pay. 

Casimir Th: Goerick bailee of his Acct for surveys 
Streets 

Benj* Taylor for the like 

Stephen Cooper tow<l« a Well in Tho« Street 

John ft Gilbert G>utant for Bran ft other Necessaries at 
BdleVue Hospital 

Edward Meeks for Iron Work Lamp Depart^ 

Ab™ Van Odder for lights Lamps 

Representative of Ab« Van Gelder dec^ for bailee of his 

Ace* in the Lamp Departm* 

issoed JaaMs Cnlbertson for City Watchmen 

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[90] City of } At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New York J ^*- 22^ Nov' 1796 

Present/ Rich*^ Varick Esq' Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 
Garret Harsen 



Gabriel Furman 
Jotham Post 
Com* C Roosevelt 
Jacob De la Montagnie 
Theoph* Beekman 



>*Esq"AIdn 



Antho Brown 
Philip Arcularius 
Mangle Minthorn 
Thomas Storm 
Antho Post 



..Assistt* 



A Petition of the Lessees of Lots in Winne Street against the dig- 
ging out & filling in of that Street; was read and referred to the 
Street Committee 

A Report of the Street Committee for regulating Charlotte Street 
from Division Street to Cherry Street was read & agreed to as fol- 
lows, viz* 

" The Intersection of Division Street will require to be dug 2 feet 
so as to convey the Water of the Streets to the northward of Division 
Streets into said Division Street Thence descending along Charlotte 
Street to Lombard Street with 2 i%oo Inches on every 10 feet and 
from Lombard Street to Cherry Street with 5 %o Inches on 10 feet 
80 as to reserve in this distance the above descent of 2 ^%oo Inches 
on 10 feet to the extent of the Grants. In consequence the Intersection 
of Harman Street will require to be dug 5 feet — ^the Intersection of 



804 City of New York «9Nov.179« 

Henry [91] Street 6 feet 9 Inches— the Intersection of Bedlow Street 
16 feet 1 Inch— the Intersection of Lombard Street 5 feet and Cherry 
Street in front of W°» Bedlows House will remain as it now is." 

An Ordinance for digging out the said Street agreably to the 
said Report was read & passed by the B^ 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist of the 3^ & S^ Wards take order 
for making the necessary addition to the Wharf at Pecks Slip. 

Ordered that Jacobus Verveelen be appointed a fire Warden in 
the 6*** Ward vice 

Ordered that Luke Van Buskirk be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N<> 1 vice Thomas J Campbell resigned & Sam' Hone to Engine N® 
7 vice John Day resigned. 

"A Law to prevent any Ship or other Vessel (except Vessels Boats 
& Craft which usually bring to this City fire Wood & Articles of 
Provisions) from coming into or lying in the Coffee House Slip — tfic 
Old Slip and Coenties Slip " was read & passed by the Board. 

The Land Committee reported that they had sold agreably to the 

Order of the B^ fifty eight Lots of the Common Lands as numbered 

and for the Sums placed opposite to the several Purchasers Names 

hereunto annexed. That the sales amounted to seventeen thousand 

six hundred Pounds — each Lot is subject to pay four bushels of Wheat 

per Annum forever — ^ten per cent of the Money of the purchase 

Money to be paid down on the day of Sale — ^ten per Cent more on the 

delivery [92] of the Deeds and the residue to be paid in four annual 

payments with Interest at six per Cent per annum & secured by 

Mortgage. The Purchasors to pay half the expence of the Deed & the 

whole of the Mortgage. It is understood by the purchasors of Lots 

adjoining the Post Road that the present Road is to continue open until 

the Corporation shall find it convenient to open & work the Road 

which is intended to straiten the old or present Road. 

June 7tli 1796 To Robert Lylburn Lot No 62 £405 

Charles McEvers 6& 215 

Thomas Ferdon 74 185 

Hugh Gaine 86 195 

John Elsworth 92 195 

Gulian McEvers 98 195 

George Gosman 104 280 

James Abeel 110 305 

ditto 116 395 

Mathew Lasher 122 450 

ditto 128 400 

Daniel Hitchcock 134 360 



Not. 1796 COMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 805 



Jnii€7tkl796 John Van Zandt Lot No 1J9 £300 

Ephraim Hart 143 290 

Francis Childs 147 390 

ditto 151 360 

ditto 155 470 

John Goodeve 160 240 

Leonard Bleecker 157 170 

John Goodwin 153 515 

Samuel Kelly 149 230 

Timothy Titus 145 180 

[93] Patrick Shay 137 200 

Timothy Titus 132 200 

Isaac Jones 126 185 

John Henry 114 190 

George Gosman 108 175 

Adam Finck 102 190 

Martin Hoffman 96 135 

Henry Seaman 90 145 

Martin Hoffman 78 200 

Robert Lifburn 60 600 

John Thompson 54 260 

Jasper Zembler 48 460 

JuneSth Thomas Salter 164 195 

Andrew Stockholm 166 255 

Thomas Allen ; .... 168 335 

Samuel Sackett 170 350 

William Mathews 172 200 

Obadiah Helme 174 175 

Peter Bunch 176 200 

Henry Seaman 178 185 

James Walker 180 130 

Edward Dunscomb 182 195 

Thomas Salter 184 180 

Henry Seaman 186 205 

15. James Carter 118 620 

Norton & Brown 124 620 

John Van Zandt 130 405 

Norton & Brown 190 510 

Jacob Wilkins Junr 192 490 

Francis Childs 194 395 

Edward Dunscomb 196 635 

John J. Gk>ver 66 430 

Talbot & AUum 72 375 

Philip Jacobs 84 240 

James Abeel 120 305 

Philip Jacobs 141 305 



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A Petition of the Purchasors of the said Common Lands on the 

subject of Roads was then read & referred to the Road Committee. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas' to pay 

Tho* Hazard late Gaoler for subsisting criminal Prison- 

*""^ crs i447:17 

issued Rinier Skaats for 1 Qr Salary & Disbursm^s £22: 3 

issued Hopkins & Webb & €<> for printing £3 : 7 



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City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 2»^ day of Nov^ 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq>^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Jotham Post 
Corn* C Rooscvdt 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph> Beekman 
Jacob De Lamontagnie . 



^Esq«Aldn 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Brown 
Philip Arcttlarius 
Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Post 



Assist** 



Be it ordained that no Vessel or Boat laden with Hay or Straw 
shall come in to or lie in the Exchange Slip under the penalty of forty 
Shillings for each Tide. 

Petitions for permission to sink a Well in Ann Street leading from 
Barley to Reade Street and another in Charlotte Street were read & 
granted under the Direction of the Aid" & Assist** of the respective 
Wards. 

[95] Ordered that Francis Cooper be appointed a fire Man to 
Engine N<> 11 vice Benj» Shepherd dec^ & Alex*" Ross & Michael 
Moore to N^ 21 vice Tho* Ash & Samuel Kip resigned 

Ordered that a Loan of 300 Dollars be made to Rich** Law- 
rence one of the Commiss" [of the] Alms House to be ap- 
plied towards the Relief of certain indigent refugee 
families from S* Domingo. And that M*" Mayor issue his 
Warrant on the Treasurer for payment thereof And also 
to pay. 

Catharine Simmons for a public Dinner in the City Hall 
on the late anniversary of the evacuation of this City 

by the British £55: 7: 6 

William J Elsworth for ligrht» Lamps £70: 14: — 

James Culbertson for City Watchmen ifflS: 4: 6 

Alexr Lamb for the like i85: 4; 6 

Gabriel Furman Esqr for making the new Road to 
Harlem Bridge & fencing £58: 6: 1 



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807 



The Conunittee on the Petition of the fire Men belonging to the 
Hodc & Ladder Companies for an additional number of Men reported 
that five Men be added to each Company ; which was agreed to by the 
Board. 

The Committee on the Fly Market reported that they had sold the 
follow* Standings in the upper Market at Auction to the follow* Per- 
sons for the follow* Prices, viz* 

No 3 to David Man £58 No 17 to James Reading. .. . £75 

No 7 to Matthew Fox 85. No 19 to John Barr 60 

given up 9 to Matthew Fogel 62. No 18 to John Carby 40 

13 to DanJ Ensley Jun*". 43 No 8 to John Davenport.. 20 

15 to Nich» Smart 55 



[96] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^®' the S^ day of Dec 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq*^ Recorder 



Robert Lenox 
Theoph' Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furnian 
Nich* Bayard 
Jacob De Lamontagnie 



Esq" Aid" 



Garret Harsen 
Mangle M in thorn 
Nich* Carmer 
Anthony Post 
Philip Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 
Thomas Storm 



^Assist** 



Ordered that John Bogert be appointed a fire Warden in the 4*** 
Ward vice George Stanton resigned. 

Aid** Lenox presented to the Board Proposals of certain Persons 
to supply this City with Water by Means of Pipes which was read & 
referred to AM"* Lenox & Furman & M' Post 

A Petition in favor of the Hucksters in the Fly Market was read 
ft rejected 

On the Question Whether Isaac Beyea the purchasor of Stand N** 
63 lower Fly Market might exchange with W™ Everit for N° 63 in the 
upper market, it was carried in the Negative. 

[97] Aid" Lenox presented to the Board written Proposals from 
the Printers of the several New[s] Papers in this City for printing & 
publishing by Contract for one Year the several Matters & Things 
ordered by this Board to be printed & published and on examination 
those of M*" John Morton appeared to be on the best Terms & were 
agreed to by the Board in the Words follow* viz* 

" John Morton proprietor of the daily Advertizer having been re- 
quired to State to M^ Alderman Lenox for the consideration of the 



808 City of New Yoek 6 Dec. 1796 

hon"« the Corporarion of this City, the Terms on which he will engage 
to do the printing Work they may have occasion for throughout a 
Year begs leave respectfully to state. That from a Review of the 
Work which has been ordered, in former Years and from an average 
Estimate formed as nearly accurate as the varying state of Circum- 
stances will admit, he will engage to do all the printing Work such as 

The printing of whole or parts of Laws in the Daily Advertizer as 
may be occasionally ordered. 

The printing and circulation of Hand Bills as may from time to 
time be ordered 

The printing of the Treasurers Accounts annually, in a whole 
Sheet Supplement to be distributed to all the subscribers to the Daily 
Advertizer and such other Individuals as the hon^^^ the Corporation 
may direct 

The insertion of occasional Advertizements in the Daily Adver- 
tizer as may be directed 

[98] The above which are all the Objects J : Morton can at present 
contemplate as being probably ordered by the hon**** the Corporation he 
will engage to perform faithfully & accurately for the annual Allow- 
ance of Thirty five Pounds. 

Jn® Morton 
New York Dec^ 5*^ 1796 

Ordered that the following Persons be appointed fire Men to Hook 
& Ladder Company N*> 1. as additional viz* 

John Grainger. David Pearcelock. Andrew West. Nevin Willson 
& James Sterling. 

And John Smith to Engine N° 7 vice John Marschalk resigned. 

Ordered that the Clerk again notify the Persons named in the Law 
for straitn« & Widening John Street that unless they speedily proceed 
to the discharge of the Duties committed to them in & by the said Law 
this Board will take such Measures as the Case may require. 

On reading a Petition of Sebring & Van Wyck & others for an 
encrease of the Sum this Board agreed to grant towards the new Pier 
in Coenties Slip, the B^ agreed to add i 150 to the £800 heretofore 
granted. 

Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 
Sebring & Van Wyck the Sum of £950 accordingly. 

And also to pay. the follow^ Persons viz' 

issd Nich» Carmer on Ace* tow<J* new Alms H« £1000: — : 

i8s<l Rinier Skaats on Acc^ for firewood £60: ^; 

issued George Gosman for alterations in the Senate Chamber. . £4Z: 10: 



18 Dec. 1796 Common Council Minutes 809 

issued Rob^ Gosman for Carpenters Work to Do £22: 5: 5 

issued [99] George Collis for Iron Work to Pumps 5th Wd. . . . £3:14; 6 

issued John Van Alst for Repairs to D® .... £11:7: — 

issued Simon Kicrsted for the like 7^ W<i £28: 4: 6 

issued Jacob Harsen for bailee of his Acc^ on Repairs to Roads £174: 7: 4 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^" the 12tJ» day of Dec^ 1796 

Present/ Samuel Jones Esq' Recorder 



Jacob Delamontagnie 
Gabriel Furman 
Theophilus Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Corn' C Roosevelt 



Garret Harsen 

Thomas Storm 

. — ... Mangle Minthom 

^EsanAldn A • T^ 

"^ ^^^ Anthony Post 

Nich« Carmer 

Philip Arcularius 



^Assist* 



A Petition of the fire Men to Engine N° 1 for a better & larger 
Engine was read & referred to Aid** Delamontagnie & Mess" Post & 
Arcularius. 

A Petition from the Watchman at the Goal for an encrease of Pay 
was read & referred to the Committee on the Goal. 

A Petition of Benj* Cutler & Roswell Chappel for the Materials 
of the old Fish Market was referred to the Committee on the Fly 
Market to take order for the sale of the Materials of the old Fish 
Market 

Ordered that M' Minthom take Order for providing Belle Vue 
Hospital with fire Wood. 

Ordered that Aid* De la Montagnie & Beekman & Mess" Post 
Arcularius & Storm be a Com^*« to report a new Arrangement for 
the fire Department in respect to Buckets. 

[100] The follow* Regulation for Cross Street from Mulberry 
to Little Water Street and so down said little Water Street to fresh 
Water Pond, was read & agreed to by the Board viz* 

Descent from the Kennel in Mulberry Street to the Regulation of 
Orange Street with 2 i%oo Inches on 10 feet — ^thence ascending from 
said Orange Street in a distance of 85 feet and descending in a dis- 
tance of 165 feet with lyi Inch on 10 feet to the Head of Little Water 
Street — ^thence descending down said Little Water Street with 1^ 
Inch on 10 feet to Fresh Water Pond. In consequence of this it 
will require to be raised 1 foot 4 Inches at the distance of 110 feet 
from the Kennel in Mulberry Street. At the Intersection of Orange 
Street 4 feet 3 Inches according to the Regulation of said Orange 



810 City ow New Yobk 15 Dec 1796 

Street jthence at the extent of 130 feet bdng the Head of Little Water 
Street where it will require to be dug 1 foot 5 Inches thence down 
said Little Water Street where it will require raising 2 feet at the 
extent of 120 feet from Cross Street & at fresh Water Pond 4 feet 4 
Inches above the Surface of the Water." 

An Ordinance for digging out & filling in the said Street agreably 
to the said Regulation was then passed by the Board. 

Ordered that M*" Recorder issue his Warr^ on the Treas"" to pay. 

issued Win J Elsworth on Acc^ towards the fire Department... £25: — 

issued Nich* Carmer on Acc^ towards Fly Market £400: — 

issued Arent Van Hook for Watchmen at Goal £31 : 17 

issued David Ogden for patent Lamps O Room £9: -* 

issued Moore & Gosman for paving at Alms H* £15 : 7: 3 

issued John Street for remove Dirt from 3^ W^ £50: 3: 4 

issued Simon Kiersted for Repairs to Pumps 6^ V/^ £29: i 

[101] Francis Dominick for Timber on Repairs to Kings 
issued Bri^^ ^1^. 5. 5 

issued James Culbertson for City Watch° £85: 4: 6 

issued Alex^ Lamb for the like £85 : 4: 6 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Thun- 

New York J ®^' day Dec^ 15«» 1796 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph> Beekman 
Corn* C Roosevelt 
Jacob Delamontagnie 
Nich« Bayard 



Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
_ ^,. Thomas Storm 

Nicholas Carmer 
Philip Arcularius 



^Assist*" 



Whereas the Inhabitants of this City have lately been greatly 
alarmed by repeated Attempts of certain unknown Incendiaries to set 
fire to certain of the Buildings in this City To the End therefore that 
the Perpetrators may be discovered & brought to Justice 

Resolved that this Board will pay the Sum of 500 Dollars to any 
Person who shall discover & prosecute the Offenders or either of them 
to conviction. 

And whereas it is suggested to this Board that a nightly Watch of 
the Inhabitants in the several Wards will be proper & necessary on 
the present Occasion. 

Therefore Resolved that it be recommended to the good Citizens 
in the several Wards [102] to arrange themselves into Companies or 



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Classes to consist of such numbers as shall be necessary for the pur- 
pose of keeping such Watch for the safety of this City and that the 
Gtizens of the respective Wards meet at such time and place as the 
Aid" and Assist^ of the Ward shall assign & appoint for the purpose 
aforesaid. 

Ordered that the aforegoing Resolutions be published & distributed 
in Hand Bills 

The Committee on small Change Notes reported that they had 

tmmt the f ollow< to ashes viz* 

7700 of 1 Penny 

7000 of two Pence 

7300 of three Pence 

3 Sheets imperfect 

182:11: 4 

Ordered that Garret B Abeel, Solomon Pancost, William Willson & 

Richard Wenman be appointed additional fire Men to Hook & Ladder 

Company li^ 2. And William L'Hommedieu & Israel Anderson to 

Engine N^ 6 vice Joseph Smith resigned & Morris Smith dec** John 

Franklin Jun' to N** 18 vice James Hawxhurst resigned And Matthew 

West to N** 1 vice Anthony Brown resigned. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas'' 
issued to pay David Waldron in full of his Acc^ for repairs 

to Roads £192: 7: — 

[103] City of } At a G>mmon Council held on Monday 

New Yorkf ^' Dec' 19*»» 1796 

Presait/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Samuel Jones Esq"" Recorder 



Nich» Bayard 
Theoph* Beekman 
Corn* C Roosevelt 
Jotham Post 
Abraham Delamontagnie. 



Anthony Post 

Garret Harsen 

I T^ A«« Mangel Minthorn 

J-Esq^Ald- The Storm 

PhilP Arcularius 
Nichs Carmer 



Assist** 



Brig«' Gen' Donald Campbell admitted & sworn a free Man of 
this City iss** 

At the Request of His Excellency the GoV^ & the Collector & 
Naval Officer 

Ordered that four additional Watchmen be employed & that one be 
placed in the Rear of the Gov^ House & another at the Custom House. 



812 Cmr or New Yoek 19 Dec. 1796 

The new Watch House at the Head of Chatham Square being corn- 
pleated 

Ordered that the Aid** of the 3^ & 7^ Wards & the Assist of the 
the 3^ W** be a G)mmittee to report what number of additional 
Watchmen will be necessary and an arrangement as to their Duty. 

Alex' Lamb one of the Captains of the City Watch being about 
to depart for Albany to attend his Duty as a Member of the House 
of Assembly Ordered that Nicholas Lawrence his Assistant take 
Charge of the Company until Cap* Lambs return. 

[104] On reading a Letter from the Representatives of the fire 
Men informing this Board of their having appointed Martin Morrison 
to collect & prosecute for the Fines on the Laws for preventing Fires 
in the place of Jacob Tabellie Ordered that the Aid" & Assist of the 
&^ & the Assist of the 5*^ W^ be a Committee to enquire into M' 
Tabellie's Conduct in that Respect & report to the Board. 

The Com*** on the Petition of the Watch men at the Goal for an 
encrease of their pay reported that in their Opinion the pay allowed 
them was fully adequate to their Services. 

The Board a^ee that the allowance to the Qerk who assists the 
♦sitting Magistrates at the City Hall be at the rate of 500 Dollars per 
Annum. 

The Clk produced a Bond from this Corporation to Com» Clopper 
for £500 with Interest @ five per O from the 17*^ Ins* taken on loan 
by the Treas^ in pursuance of the Order of the 23^ Sepf last 

On a reconsideration of the Subject the Board agreed that Isaac 
Beyea might exchange his Stand^^ in the lower Fly Market with W" 
Everitt for his Stand« in the upper Market on M"" Bayeas paying into 
the Treasury i40. 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr"** on the Treas^ to pay 

The Qerks of the late Election for a Representative in 

issued Congress i40:-:- 

issued John Walters for Carpenters Work at Goal 33 : 19: 3 

issued Mangle Minthom for fire Wood at Belle Vue 19 : 1 : 7 

issued James Davidson for Flag Halliards at Battery 1:2:3 

issued Serring & Factor remov* Dirt 5th W^ 41: 13: 4 

issued Goodeve & Brown for a Box Candles 3:1:3 



* Marginal note reads Police Magistrates, — ^Eo. 



88 Dec. 1796 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNXJTES 



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[105] City of } 
New York^ 

Present/ 



At a Gnximon Council held on Wednes- 
day the 2»^ Day of December 1796 

Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Jotham Post 
CoTTfl C Roosevelt 
Theoph* Bedonan 
Nicfa* Bayard 
Jacob Ddamontagnie 



>*£sqnAlda 



Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthorn 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Brown 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 
Philip Arcularius 



•-Asaistti 



M** Mayor informed the Board that agreable to the former Order 
of the Board authorizing him to remove from Office any licenced 
Butcher for disorderly conduct or malpractice he had removed Jacob 
Patchen for violating the Rules & Orders established for the Fly 
Market by refusing to remove a Stall by him set up in the Fish Market 
when required by the Clerk of the Market ; which Act of the Clerk of 
the Market was approved by the B^ 

The Committee appointed to report the additional number of City 
Watchmen required for the New Watch House at the upper end of 
Chatham Square & an Arrangement of their Duty reported the follow* 
which was approved by the Board viz* 

At the main Watch House 1 Cap* 

& 1 Assist* 

At the new Watch House 1 Assist 

Additional number of Men 16. 

[106] Rounds at the new Watch House 3 at each Relief 

At the Watch House Door 1 Gentry 

At the Intersection of Pearl & Chatham Street 1 do 

At the Ship Yards 2 d© 

At the upper Box in the Bowery 1 do 

In DiTiswn Street 1 d© 

Near Mr Ivers's Rope Walk 1 d© 



20. 

The two Centries now in the Bowery Lane will fill the two last 
mentioned Places It is probable it may be found necessary to alter 
the Stations of the Centries on a fair Survey of the Business and 
that the two Centries at the Ship Yards will not weaken the main 
Watch & it win be most convenient for them." 

The Board then proceeded to appoint two Assistants [to] take 
Charge of the Watch at the new Watch every other Night And 
Magnus Beekman & Hugh Gobel were appointed accordingly. 



814 City of New York 88 Dec. 1796 

Ordered that Ald*^ Beekman & Mess» Harsen & Carmer take order 
for providing new Caps for the Watchmen 

Proposals by Joseph Brown & his Associates for supplying this 
City with good Water was read & referred to Aid"* Lenox & Furman 
& M"^ Post. 

M' Mayor laid before the Board a Letter from the Mayor of 
Savannah in Georgia on the subject of their Distresses in ocmseqnence 
of the late destruction of that City by fire ; which was read And M' 
Mayor was requested by the Board to represent the Matter to the 
Speaker of the House of Assembly in expectation that perhaps the 
Legislature may grant them some Relief in the premisses. 

[107] The Committee appointed to enquire into the Conduct of 
Jacob TabelHe Collector of Fines on the Laws for preventing Fires. 

'Report that having made due enquiry in the Premisses find that 
Jacob TabelHe has frequently been called upon by the Representatives 
of the fire Department to render an Account of the Chimney fines 
which he may have received & from whom he received the same— 
that M«" Tabellie has always evaded the said Request and lately refused 
the same saying that they had no Right to request it of him and that 
he would not account to any one except to the order of this Board." 

Thereupon ordered that Jacob Tabellie be removed from the Office 
of Collector of the said Fines & that Martin Morrison be appointed in 
his stead 

Ordered that M** Tabellie do without delay render an Acc^ of all 
Fines by him received to the Committee for Auditing the Accounts of 
this Board And that Aid** Delamontagnie be added to the Committee in 
the place of Aid" Post who is going to Albany to attend the Legisla- 
ture. 

Ordered that the follow* Persons be appointed fire Men of this 
City vi^ 

Engine N® 21 Uriah Burgis & Ernest Aughbach vice John Titus & 
Michael Moore resigned. 

Engine N^ 4 George Kaylor vice John Cheesman resigned 

Engine N^ 17 Ab" Thomas & Walter Franklin vice Matthew Reed 
& James Weeks. 

Engine N® 15 William RoUinson vice Garret Wallgrove resigned 

N** 2 Hook & Ladder ]n9 Throckmortwi vice John Pelletreao re- 
signed 

[108] On a suggestion that the Goalor extorts from Debtors con- 
fined in Goal unreasonable Compensation for indulgencies in the Use 



8 Jan. 1797 COMMOK COUNCIL MiNUTES 815 

of certain Rooms in the Goal Ald*^ Bayard, Roosevelt & Delamontagnie 
were appointed a Committee to enquire into the subject & report to 
the fid 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay. 

issued AldB Beekman on Ace* towards securing the Bridewell. . £200: — : — 

Josq>h Dunkley for removing Dirt & Filth from 5^ & 
'^^ part of 7th Wd« £47: 6: — 

issued W« Somindikc for the hicc l«t Wd £41:13: 4 

issued W™ J Elsworth lighting Lamps £71 : 4 : — 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £88 : 10: 6 

issued James Cttlbertson for the like £89:12: 6 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New YorkJ ^^' the 3d day of Janx 1797. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Theoph* Beekman 
Nich' Bajrard 
Com» C Roosevelt 
Jacob De la Montagnie J 



Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 
Esq«Aldn Nich« Carmer 

Philip Arcularius 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 



-Assutte 



M' Mayor delivered to the Board a Deed from the Corporation of 
the Church at Harlem for the Land taken for the new Road leading 
to Harlem River Bridge which was deposited with the Qerk to be 
recorded. 

[109] On reading a further complaint that the lamplighters de- 
mand unreasonable Pay from the Inhabitants who have put up lamps 
at their Houses in the Street at their own Expence. 

Ordered that all those Lamps be lighted by the public Lamp 
lighters and paid for by the superintendant at the same rate as the 
public Lamps; which together with the Expence of the Oil is to be 
charged to & collected from the Owners of those Lamps. 

A Petition for Lamps & a fire Engine in Greenwich Street between 
Reade Street & Lispenards Brewery was read & referred to the Aid" 
& Assist of the 6^ & the Assist* of the 4*^* Wards 

Ordered that Ab" Coddington be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
No 14 vice John Bogert appointed a fire Warden 



816 



Ciry OF New Yobk 



9 Jan. 1797 



[110] City of }^ 
New York^ 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 9^ day of Janx 1797 



Jacob De latnontagnie 
Theophs Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 
Corn« C Roosevelt 



Esq« Aldtt 



Mangle Minthorn 
Thomas Storm 
Garret Harsen 
Philip Arculariua 
Anthony Brown 
Nicfa* Carmer 
Anthony Post 



^Assist!* 



Andrew Newell. Cooper ) , . , . , , , ,../*. 

Nicholas G Carmer Mercht j admitted & sworn as free Men of this City 

A Petition of the Lamp lighters for an encrease of pay was read & 
referred to the lamp Com^ and Aid"* Delamontagne was added to 
the Com"**® 

The Board agree that two Men be employed to sweep the Markets 
at the rate of one Shill* & six pence per day each. 

The follows Report on the Petition of Verdine Elsworth was read 
& agreed to by the B^ viz* 

"That the Committee have reason to believe that the Petitkwier 
sustained considerable Injury in conforming to the Restrictions of 
the Health Committee by having a number of Persons imposed on 
him at Pdwlus Hook destitute of the means of support and by having 
his House greatly incumbered with a large quantity of Bedding & 
other Baggage for a considerable time which was finally removed 
to the Hospital on Gov" Island The Committee recommend that in 
consideration of the Circumstances & of the Zeal shown by the Peti- 
tioner to second the Views of our fellow Citizens in carrying into eflFect 
the Regulations they then found necessary to adopt and of the Peti- 
tioners personal Attention to that Object that the Sum of One hundred 
Pounds be allowed him." 

, Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' for 
pa3mient thereof accordingly 
The two follow^ Reports were read & agreed to by the Board viz* 
The Committee on the Petition of Peter Curtenius & others for a 
Fire Engine & a sufficient number of Lamps in Greenwich Street 
between Reade Street & Lispenards Brewery in the sixth Ward R^ 
port that the Committee are of Opinion that the Prayer of the Peti- 
tioners ought to be granted And that they be allowed a Fire Engine 
to be worked by such number of Men and deposited in such Place 
within the above District as this Board shall direct And also that they 



9 Jan. 1797 



Common Council Minutes 



817 



be allowed such number of Lamps as may be deemed sufficient to 

light the District 

Jacob De Lamontagnie 
Anthony Post 
Anthony Brown 

The Committee on the Petition of the firemen of Engine N<» 1 for 
a laiger Engine Report that the Prayer ought to be granted & that 
they be allowed a New Engine in the Room of the present one to be 
worked by twenty Men & deposited in such Place as the Board shall 
direct. 

Jacob Delamontagnie 
Anthony Post 
Philip Arcularius 

[112] Ordered that the Lamp Committee take order on the said 
Report as it respects the Lamps And that the same Committee who re- 
ported together with Aid" Lenox take order for the procurement of the 
new Engine 

The f ollow>^ Estimate, was made & agreed to by the Board, of the 
Monies which will be required to be raised by Tax for defraying the 
public Expences the ensuing Year viz* 

City k County 

Poor House £12500: — : — 

For repaying the Corporation the Monies bor- 
rowed of the Bank of New York (exclusive 
of the Monies raised by Lottery) towards the 
new Alms House 12000 : — : — 

Bridewell £800 

Roads 1000 

Streets 1000 

Criminal Prisoners 1100 

Elections 150 

for a Common Sewer from the 
Alms H« to Hudsons River 3000 : — : — 

G>ntins^ Charges 1000 : — : — 

7950: — : — 



Gty& County 



City. 



Amt of City & County Expences £32450: 

Watch £6523 

Lamps 5154 

Wells & Pumps 450 

. G)ntingt Charges 500: 



12627: — : — 



Total £45077: — : — 



818 City of New Yoek 9Jaii.l7»T 

Ordered that a Petition to the Legislature for a Law to raise the 
said Sum by Tax be prepared that the Common Seal be affixed thereto 
& that M^ Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this Board 

[113] The Committee appointed to treat with M' Nicholas Gouver- 
neur as to the Price of his Lot which is required for continuing 
Bancker Street into Pearl Street having reported that the Price de- 
manded by M^ Govemeur was too great & that no Agreement could 
be made as to the value or Price of the said Lot Thereupon the Board 
determined that the Precept directed by the Statute for the Summon- 
ing of a Jury to assess the value of the said Lot should immediately 
issue. 

Ordered that the Aid" of the !•* & the Assists of the 1»* & 2* Wards 
be a Committee to examine the new Hay Scale of M*" Garrit Wall- 
grove at the White Hall Slip and if they find the Complaint of it's 
inaccuracy to be well founded to direct it's disuse 

A Petition of Hugh Gobel to occupy the upper Room of the new 
Watch Hous in Chatham Square was read & referred to Committee 
on that Building. 

Ordinances for filling in & raising all the Lots in the new block 
between the Exchange Slip & Coenties Slip so as to prevent the Water 
remaining thereon stagnant were read & passed by the B^ 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas"^ to pay. 

Aldn Beekman on Acc^ towards defraying the Expences 
issued of a Room & fire for the voluntier Watch by the In- 

habitt* 3d W<1 O):-:- 

The Commiss''* of the Alms House to be applied towards 
issued ^^ j^^jjg£ q£ ^gj.^j^j„ jj^^jjgt families i200: -: - 

issued Bernard Rapalye for a lost fire Bucket £0: 16 : — 

issued [114] Alexr Lamb for the City Watchmen ilU : 18: 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like illl ' 18: v 

Ordered that Amaziah Dusenbury be appointed a fire Man to 
Engine N® 20 vice Alex' Campbell resigned. 



18 Jan. 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL M1NUTE8 819 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Friday 

New York J ^' the 13»>» Jan^ 1797. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Corn* C Rooserelt 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Nich* Bayard 
Jacob Ddamontagnie 
Robert Loiox 



Mangle Minthom 

Nich* Carmer 

-, ^ , . Garret Harsen 

}.E5q»Ald» ^^, p„^ 

Philip Arcularlus 
Thomas Storm 



..Assist^ 



A Representation of the Fire Wardens on the subject of the Law 
restraining the Use of Stoves unless the Funnels be led into a Chimney 
or Flue was read & approved by the Board 

The Board agree that the Butchers whose Notes for Stands in the 
upper Fly Market now become due have further time given them to 
the first May provided that they give the Treas' new Notes with good 
Endorsers payable the first May next with Interest from the day the 
present Notes become due 

[115.] The Committee on the Petition of the Lamp lighters re- 
ported that the Prayer of their Petition cannot be granted and that M' 
Elsworth the Superintend^ inform them that the private Lamps must 
be lighted at the same rate as the public Lamps and if they refuse so 
to do that he employ others in their Room; which was agreed to by 
the Board. 

Ordered that M' Phoenix notify the Tenants in the Houses near 
the new Alms House, which will require to be removed, that they 
must abandon those Houses by the first day of May next 

Ordered that John Titus be appointed a Fire Warden in 2^ Ward 
vice Walter Bicker removed out of the Ward 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his warr^ on the Treas' to pay 

issued Nich* Carmer on Acc^ towards New Aim H« ilOOO : — 

issued The same on Ace* towards New Watch H» i450 : — 

issued Rinier Skaats for fire Wood i40: — 

issued Arent Van Hook for subsists criml Prisoners £185 : 4 

issued Goodeve & Brown for 1 Box Candles £3: 1 

issued Josiah Furman for repairs to Lamps £53 : 13 

issued Michael Brooks for the like £86: 16 

Daniel Raveau towards a Well lately sunk in Harman 

"^^ Street £17: 4:- 

issued David Marshall for supers: Potters field £20 : 14 : — 

The Monies now in the Treasury being inadequate to the payment 
of the present Demands on the Treasurer Ordered that the Treasurer 
Begociate a Loan with the Bank of New York to the amount of three 
thousand Dollars, for that Purpose. 



8 

3 

10 



820 



City of New Yoek 



80 Jan. 1797 



[116] City of I 
New York^ 

Present/ 



At a Common Coimcil held on Monday 
the 3(f^ Jany 1797. 

Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Theop» Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Jacob Delamontagnie 
Nich» Bayard 
Corn* C Roosevelt 



^Esq»Aldn 



Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
Thomas Storm 
Philip Arcularius 
Mangle Minthom 
Antho Brown 
Nich» Carmer * 



-Assist 



A Petition of the Assistants at the new Watch House for sub 
Assistants read & granted. 

A Petition for the regulation of Bedlows Street read & referred 
to the S^ Com*«« 

Ordered that the Butchers who have lately purchased Standings 
in the Fly Market have further time allowed them 'till the first May 
next for payment of their Notes on their giving the Treas*" new Notes 
with good Endorsers payable 1»* May next with bank Interest 

A petition of Hugh Gaine for a Grant of the Water Lots in front 
of his Lots on Hudsons River read & referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 

[117] On reading a petition of several Huckster Weoman who 
have incurred Fines on the Market Law It was ordered that their 
Fines be remitted on their paying the Costs of Prosecution. 

Ordered that the Clerk publish an Advertizement for receiving 
Proposals sealed to supply the City with good Water by Means of 
Pipes, until 1** May next 

The Committee on the Petition of Hugh Gobel to occupy the upper 
part of the new Watch House in Chatham Square reported that the 
prayer of his Petition ought to be granted on his paying at the rate 
of £10 per Annum for the same ; which was agreed to by the Board 

The Qerk presented to the Board a Release to Nich* Cruger of Lot 
number 35 parcel of the Common Lands which was read & approved 
by the Board and the Common Seal was ordered to be affixed thereto 
and that M*" Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this B^ 

The Board determined that M' Harsen should demand three Dol- 
lars per day for the use of the Mud Scow in driving Piles on certain 
Water Lots. 

A petition to the Legislature, for changing the times of holding 
the Courts of Gen^ Sessions of the Peace so as to preceed the Terms 
of the Supreme Court, was agreed to by the Board & the Common 



6 Feb. 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 821 

Seal was ordered to be affixed & M' Mayor to subscribe it on behalf 

of this Board 

[118] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas*^ to 

pay. 

issued Arch<i McLean for printing £2:13: — 

bsucd Wm J Elsworth for lighting Lamps £74: 0: 8 

issued John Stagg for paving round Wells in 4*^ & 6*^ Wd«... £4: 7: S 

Joseph Titus & Moses Downing towards a Well in Lom- 

""^ bard St £7: 4: — 

John Prowo's for deepens a Well at the Corner of 

"°^ Harmen & Rutgers Street £12: — : — 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £126 : 3 : 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £126 : 3 : 6 

City of ) At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York^ * House on Monday feb^ 6^^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 



Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthorn 

T t.'rv.'k^ . . It^ A4M Garret Harsen 

Jacob DelaMontagnie ^Esq«Al*i Nich* Carmer 



Theoph« Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 



Com* C Roosevelt 
Nich* Bayard 



..Assist 



Philip Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 



M' Mayor & the Members having visited & examined the several 
Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell. 

[119] The Committee of Acc^» reported that they had duly ex- 
amined the Acc^ of the Commiss" of the Alms H» & Bridewell & 
compared them with their respective Vouchers & found them just & 
right ; 

those of the Alms H> for the last Qr amounting to £3436: 8 : 5^ 

of the Bridewell 252 : 6 : — 

An Estimate of the Commiss" for the ensuing Q*^ was then read & 
approved by the B^ viz* 

for the Alms H« £3000 : — : — 

Bridewell £200: —: — 

• - Ordered that M** Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas' for 
paym* thereof accordingly 

A Representation of the Sherif relative to the Goal was read & 
referred to the Goal Com*«« 

A Petition ag* the immediate digging out of Catharine Street on the 
West side of the Bowery Lane was read & referred to the Street Com- 
mittee. 



822 



City of New Yoek 



15 Feb. 1797 



Ordered that James Hopson be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N** 12 vice Isaac Cock resigned. 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in Cross S* 
was ratified by the Board and Raveau & Ely were appointed to execute 
the Work & John Tabdlie to collect the Monies on the said Estimate 

A Representation of the Commissi* of the Alms House shewing 
the State of the House and the number of Emigrant Paupers therein 
who have not gained a legal Settlem^ here, was read & approved by the 
Board And it was ordered that 200 Copies thereof be printed in Hand 
Bills for public Information & particularly for the Information of the 
Legislature now in Session. 

[120] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to 

pay 

W» Sloo for convey* Vagrants to Bridewell £S: 2: 

Alex' Lamb for City Watchmen £129: 10; 

James Culbertson for the like £129 : 10: 

John B Hicks for surgical Attendee on criminal Prison- 
ers i30:— : — 

Peter Black for the use of his House by the voluntier 

Watch 5th Wd £20:-:- 



issued 
issued 
issued 

issued 
issued 



City of ) At a Common Cotmcil held on Wedncs- 

New York J ^** day the IS^ feb^ 1797. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob DelaMontagnie 
Theoph* Beekman 
Nich* Bayard 



•"Esq^Aldn 



Garret Harsen 
Tho» Storm 
Antho Brown 
Antho Post 
Philip Arcularius 
Nich* Carmer 



i-Assbt* 



Henry Verveelen — Grocer admitted & sworn a Free Man iss** 

A Presentment of the Grand Jurors of the late Court of Gcn^ Ses- 
sions of the Peace ag* certain of the public Slips was read & referred 
to the Street Com*«« & Another with respect to the Gaol was read & 
referred to the Goal Committee 

A Petition of Nath' Wilkison to be an Inspector of fire Wood was 
read & rejected. 

[121] A Petition of John Murray Jun' for a continuation of the 
Grant of his Water Lots adjoining the Wall Street Slip out to South 
Street in the East River was read & a Grant ordered to be prepared 



20 Feb. 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 828 

The Committee on small Change Notes reported that they had 

attended at the Treas" & burnt to ashes the follow*^ viz* 

8900 of 1 Penny 

7400 of 2d 

7900 of 3d 

Imperfect 



B7: 


1: 


8 


61: 


13: 


4 


98: 


IS: 


— 


— : 


1: 


4 


£197: 


11: 


4 



On a representation that M*" John Halsey would undertake to im- 
port from Hamburgh two fire Engines with long Hoses, to convey 
Water from the River into the interior of the City, of superior Quality 
and on cheaper Terms than those made in this Country, the Board 
agreed that M** Halsey be requested to undertake this Business And 
Aid** Furman & M*" Arcularius were appointed to communicate this 
Matter to M** Halsey accordingly 

Ordered that Tho" Taylor be appointed a Fire Man to Engine N<* 
20 vice David Burger Jun*" resigned. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas' to pay. 

Rinier Skaats for 1 Q^ Salary & Disburses 

Joel Holmes for the use of his House by the Citizens 

issued Watch 7^ Wd 

issued Anthony Smith for the like 4^ W<1 

issued John Town for the like same W<1 

Tho^ Drake for Repairs to the WeU & Pump near Cath° 

Slip Market 

issued Suydam & Heyer for Gun Powder £34 : 7*. 6 

[122] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^' the 2a»> day of feb^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



issued 



issued 



£21: 


18: 


— 


£8: 


16: 


.^ 


£10: 


• 


— 


£11: 


4: 


— 


£1: 


2: 


9 



Theophs Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Jacob De la Montagnie 
Gabriel Furman 
Nichs Bayard 
Com* C Roosevelt 



Nich« Carmer 
Mangle Minthom 
^ ^^, Antho Post 

}.Esq«Ald« ^tho Brown 

Thomas Storm 
Philip Arcularius 



^Assist** 



Jasper Ward Merch* sworn & admitted a Freeman iss^ 

Ordered that Aid" De la Montagnie & Mess'* Post & Storm be a 
Committee to enquire into the State of Business of collecting the 
fees or wharfage of the public Slips & Wharfs & to report whether 
any & what further R^fulation in that Business is necessary. 



824 City of New Yoek 20Feb.l79T 

A Petition for the digging out of Henry Street in the seventh 
Ward, was read & referred to the Street Committee. 
On reading a Petition of Susanna Dally 

Ordered that she be permitted to sell Coffee to be drank in the 
Street at the Fly Market 

The follow* Report of the Street Committee for the Regulation of 
Bedlow Street from Catharine Street to Charlotte Street was read & 
agreed to by the Board viz* 

[123] "From the Regulation of Catharine Street ascent in a dis- 
tance of 577 feet & 6 Inches and descent in a distance of 127 feet 6 
Inches with 2j4 Inches on 10 feet to George Street as regulated — ^Agre- 
ably thereto it will require digging 4 Inches at the extant of 72 feet 
from Catharine Street Thence at the extent of 85 feet further it will 
require digging 18 feet 4 Inches Thence at the extent of 250 feet fur- 
ther 14 feet. Thence at the Extent of 155 feet further 12 feet 9 
Inches, Thence at the extent of 86 feet further 9 feet 8 Inches and 
George Street will remain in its present situation. 

From George Street to Charlotte Street ascent in a distance of 
206 feet and descent in a distance of 356 feet with 2j4 Inches on 10 
feet. Agreably to this it will require digging at the extent of 22 feet 
from George Street 10 feet 6 Inches. Thence at the extent of 200 feet 
further 6 feet 9 Inches. Thence at the extent of 150 further 10 feet 
2 Inches & at the Intersection of Charlotte Street 16 feet 1 Inch 
agreable to the R^;ulation of the said Charlotte Street" 

Ordered that an Ord*=« be prepared accordingly 

The Committee on Belle Vue Hospital reported that it be let for 
one Year from the first day of May next with Condition [124] that 
if it should be wanted at any time in the course of the Year as an 
Hospital the same or such part thereof as may be required to be im- 
mediately surrendered up to the Corporation for that purpose " 

Ordered that the Qerk advertize that proposals sealed for hiring 
the said Place for the Term & on the Condition above mentioned, will 
be received 'till the 13^ March next 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his warr^* on the Treasurer to pay. 

issued John Van Alst for Repairs to Pumps 5*^* W^ £6 : 15 

issued Mangle Minthorn for Hay &c at Bell Vue i9 : 11 

issued John Slegth for remov« Dirt 2^ Wd £41 : 13: 4 

issued John Hooghlandt for Watchmens Caps i£I : 4 

issued Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £125 : 13 

issued James Culbertson for the like £125 : 13 



27 Feb. 1797 CoMMOK COUNCIL MiNUTES 



825 



[125] Qty of ^ At a G>nimon Coancil held on Monday 

New York^ ^^' the 27*'» day of Feb^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Theoph* Beekman 
Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Corn* C Roosevelt 



^Esq" Ald« 



Garret Haraen 
Mangle Minthom 
Jotham Post 
NicM Carmer 
Philip Arcularius 
Antho Brown 
Thomas Storm 



rAsst* 



Giry Dunn Jun' Gent admitted & sworn a free Man of this City 



tss^ 



On reading a Petition of the Masters of Vessels coasting between 
this Port & that of Philadelphia Ordered that such of them as are con- 
stantly & steadily employed in that Service or Trade be permitted to 
occupy & use the East side of the Old Slip provided that two or more 
of them do not lie abreast of each other. 

A Petition of W" Godbey Occupant of one of the small Tenements, 
near the Alms H» which are directed to be removed in the Spring 
praying that he may take the old Materials to his own Use ; was read 
& referred to M' Harsen & M' Carmer to take order with respect to 
this as well as the Cases of all the other small Tenements to be re- 
moved. 

A Petition of the Venders of Fish pray« that the Fish Market 
House which was pulled down at the time [of the] late Fire may be 
rebuilt was read & referred to Aid" Lenox & Beekman & M"" Carmer 

[126] The Board took into consideration the allowance to M«" Har- 
sen & M' Carmer for their Time & Services in superintending & direct- 
ing the different public Works done by order of this Board and it was 
determined that (exclusive of the allowance to them for superintend"^ 
the erection of the Alms House) they be allowed at the rate of twelve 
Shillings each for each Day they shall have been respectively actually 
employed. 

The Street Committee to whom was referred the Presentments of 
the Grand Jurors of the late Court of Gen^ Sessions of the Peace 
against Nuisances in certain of the public Slips, delivered in the fol- 
lowing Report which was agreed to by the Board viz* 

" That they find the Bulkhead & Piers of Dey Slip very much out 
of Repair & a part of the upper End filling in with Rubbish And that 
the Com*«« are of Opinion that the Slip ought to be filled in as far 
out as the West side of Washington Street. 



I 



826 City of New Yobk 27 Feb. 1797 

That on examining Pecks Slip they find that the Piers are in want 
of Repair and that the upper Part of the Slip is filled in so much as to 
be considerably above low Water Mark which causes the Nuisance 
complained of. The Committee are of Opinion that this Slip ought 
to be dug out and the Pier repaired without delay And also that the 
store of David Lidigh so much complained of & which obstruct [s] 
Front Street at Pecks Slip ought to be removed to the East side of 
the Street 

[127] And the Committee do recommend that a Bulkhead be laid 
across the Exchange Slip about one hundred & fifty feet below the 
head of the Slip & that the Common Sewer be continued to that dis- 
tance at the public Expence Provided the Proprietors of the Houses & 
Lots opposite thereto will be at the Expence of filling it in with whole- 
some Earth. 

Ordered that Aid" Roosevelt & De la Montagnie & M' Post be a 
Committee to direct the execution of the Work as it respects Dey Slip. 
Aid" Beekman & Post & M"^ Arcularius the like for Pecks Slip And 
Aid" Furman & Mess" Storm & Harsen for the Exchange Slip. 

The Street Committee reported the following Regulations for the 
following Streets which were respectively read & agreed to by the 
Board viz* 

Regulation of Harman Street from George Street to Rutgers Street 
" Ascent from George Street in a distance of 270 feet and descent 
in a distance of 290 feet with 2^ Inches on 10 feet to Charlotte 
Street, agreably thereto Harman Street will require to be dug at the 
extent of 10 feet from George Street 6 feet 11 Inches thence at the 
extent of 95 feet farther 5 feet 2 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 125 
feet further 1 foot 7 Inches thence at the extent of 100 feet further 2 
feet 1 Inch & at the Intersection of Charlotte Street it will remain in 
its present situation. 

[128] From Charlotte to Rutgers Street. 
Ascent in a distance of 207 feet 6 Inches and descent in a distance 
of 382 feet 6 Inches with 2j4 Inches on 10 feet to Rutgers Street 
agreably thereto it will require to be dug at the extent of 105 feet 
from the Intersection of Charlotte Street 3 feet 8 Inches thence at 
the extent of 175 feet further 11 Inches thence at the extent of 100 
feet further 4 Inches & at the Intersection of Rutgers Street it will re- 
quire raising S Inches. 



27 Feb. 1797 Common Council Minutes 827 

R^^ktion of Henry Street from Catharine Street to Rutgers Street 

From Catharine Street ascent in a distance of 475 feet and descent 
in a distance of 100 feet with 2j4 Inches on 10 feet to George Street 
agreably thereto it will require to be dug 17 feet 5 Inches at the 
extent of 30 feet from Catharine Street — ^thence at the exent of 177 
feet further 13 feet 4 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 125 feet further 
12 feet — ^thence at the extent of 135 feet further 9 feet 3 Inches thence 
at the extent of 80 feet further 10 feet and at the intersection of 
George Street it will remain as it now is. 

From George to Charlotte Street 
From George Street ascent in a distance of 322 feet 6 Inches 
and descent in a distance of 237 feet 6 Inches with 2^ Inches on 10 
feet to Charlotte Street agreably thereto it will require to be dug at the 
Extent of 29 feet from George Street 9 feet 6 Inches — ^thence at the 
extent of 75 feet [129] further 7 feet 1 Inch— thence at the extent of 
125 feet further 2 feet 10 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 200 feet 
further 5 feet & at the Intersection of Charlotte Street agreable to its 
Regulation 6 feet 9 Inches 

From Charlotte to Rutgers Street 
From Charlotte to Rutgers Street ascent in a distance of 217 feet 
6 Inches and descent in a distance of 372 feet 6 Inches with 2>4 
Inches on 10 feet to Rutgers Street agreably thereto it will require to 
be dug at the extent of 230 feet from Charlotte Street 1 foot 7 Inches 
—thence at the extent of 200 feet further 5 feet 8 Inches, thence at the 
extent of 70 feet further 8 feet 8 Inches & at the intersection of 
Rutgers Street 2 feet 11 Inches 

Regulation of Augustus Street 
The head of Augustus Street at Tryon Row will require to be dug 
2 feet 1 Inch thence descending down the said Street with 3 Inches 
^ ^%oo on 10 feet to Magazine Street— Agreably thereto it will re- 
quire to be dug at the extent of 150 feet from Tryon Row, being the 
range of Chambers Street, 3 feet — ^thence at the extent of 150 feet 
further 2 feet 11 Inches thence at the Extent of 130 feet further at 
the intersection of Colden Street 1 ^oot 5 Inches — ^thence at the extent 
of 150 feet further 4 Inches & at the intersection of Magazine Street 
it will remain as it is. 

r 

Regulation of Chambers Street from Broad Way to Augustus 
Street. 

[130] Ascent from the eastern Kennel in Broad Way in a distance 
of 365 feet and descent the same distance with l}i Inch on 10 feet to 



828 City of New Yobk 27 Feb. 17»7 

Augustus Street — ^Agreably thereto it will require filling in at the ex- 
tent of 116 feet from the Kennel in Broad Way 2 feet 3 Inches— 
thence at the extent of 100 feet further 1 foot 2 Inches — ^thence at 
the extent of 100 feet further 1 foot 10 Inches — ^thence at the extent 
of 100 feet further it will remain as it now is — thence at the extent of 
184 feet further being the Street known by Pot bakers Hill it will re- 
quire digging 1 foot 6 Inches & at the Intersection of Augustus Street 
3 feet 

Regulation of Colden Street from Chatham to George Street 

Ascent from the Kennel in Chatham Street along Colden Street 
in a distance of 105 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet and descent the same 
distance with 2 Inches on 10 feet to Augustus Street ; agreably thereto 
it will require to be dug at the extent of 75 feet from the Kennel in 
Chatham Street 2 feet — ^thence at the extent of 30 feet further 5 feet 
3 Inches and so till it terminates in Augustus Street where it will re- 
quire digging at the southeastern range of Augustus Street 5 feet 
Thence descending from the north western range of Augustus Street 
to George [131] Street along Colden Street with 9 Inches on 10 feet 
agreably thereto it will require digging at the northwestern Range of 
Augustus Street 4 feet 5 Inches, thence at the extent [of] 50 feet fur- 
ther 3 feet 9 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 65 feet further 1 foot 3 
Inches & at the intersection of George Street it will require filling 11 
feet 8 Inches in order to have a descent of 1J4 Inch on 10 feet atong 
George Street so as to meet the regulation of Magazine Street 

Ordinances for digging out & filling in the follow* of the said 
Streets agreably to afor^oing Regulations were then read & passed 
by the Board viz* 

" Harman Street from George Street to Rutgers Street *' 
" Henry Street from George Street to Charlotte Street " 
" Colden Street from Chatham Street to George Street '* And also 
for digging out Bedlow Street from Geoi^e Street to Charlotte Street 

Ordered that M' Harsen examine the Injury done to Battery by 
the Ice & cause the necessary Repairs to be made thereto. 

Ordered that Christopher Houser be permitted to transfer & assign 
his Lease of Lot N° 21 in Augustus Street to Arch^ Taylor 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay 

issued W« J Elsworth for lighting Lamps £7S: 4: — 

George Forman for print* State of the Alms House in 
issued H^n^j Bijig 3. 4.^ 

issued John B Dash for a Stove in the Goal ft Repairs to others ill : 18: 6 



18 March 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 829 

[132] City of ) At a Common Council hdd on Monday 

New Yorkp^' the 13t»» day of March 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Nicholas Bayard 
Jacob De la Montagnie 
Cornelius C Roosevelt ^ 



Mangle Minthorn 
Anthony Post 
. Philip Arcularius 

"B^ Nicholas Carmer 

Thomas Storm 
Anthony Brown 



hAssist** 



A Precept, purs* to the Statute, having been issued for the empan- 
nelling & returning a Jury to appear at the Mayors Court for the 
Purpose of Assessing the Damages & Recompence due for a certain 
Lot of Ground belonging to Nicholas Gouvemeur required to be taken 
for the purpose of opening & continuing Bancker Street into Pearl 
Street And the said Jurors having assessed the same at £1300 The 
said Nicholas Govemeur now delivers to this Board a Release of the 
said Lot of Ground & Premisses for the Purposes aforesaid by him 
duly executed ; which said Release was read & approved by the Board 
& deposited with the Clerk to be recorded & kept among the Cor- 
poration Deeds. 

Ordered that a Bond from this Corporation to the said Nich' 
Govemeur for the amount of the said Consideration Money be made 
with the Seal of this Corporation affixed & that M'" Mayor subscribe 
the same on behalf of this Board. 

[133] On reading Petitions for the Purpose the two follow* 
Ordinances were respectively read & passed viz^ 

"A Law for paving Cherry Street from Cath"* Street to George 
Street"* 

"A Law for paving Harmen Street from Catharine Street to 
George Street " 

Qi reading a Petition for digging out Coenties Slip It was ordered 
that when Pecks Slip is finished, Coenties Slip be next in order and 
then the Coffee House Slip. 

A Proposal of Nich» J Roosevelt for the making a Survey of the 
City with the regulations of the Streets was read & referred to the 
Street Committee. 

Ordered that the Committee on the erection of the new Watch 
House at the head of Chatham Street take order for procuring a 
sooall alarm Bell for that Building. 

^ Marginal note reads repealed, — Ed. 



880 City of New Yoek 20 March 1797 

Ordered that Uzziah Coddington be appointed a Measurer of 
Lime. 

Ordered that Matthew Howell be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N° 12 vice John Crooker dec^ 

And John Hennegar to Hook & Ladder Com^ N*^ 1 vice Matthew 
West removed to Engine N® 1 

And Thomas Rich to N^ 20 vice Jn? Dawson resign'd 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^» on the Treas*^ to pay 

issued Nich« Carmer on Acct towards new Alms H» £1000 : — : — 

. Arent Van Hook Gaoler for subsists criminal Prisoners 

"*"* in Janr & feby last £231: 9:- 

issued Goodeve & Brown for a Box Candles £3 : 10: — 

issd Alexr Lamb for City Watchmen £127: 11 : 6 

iss<l James Culbertson for the like £127 : 11 : 6 

Christian Smith for the use of his House by the voluntx 

issued Citizens Watch & fire Wood i20:16:- 

issued Angevine & Adams for watching at the Goal £9 : 16: — 

[134] City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York\ ^®* the 20^ day of March 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"^ Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 

Robert Lenox 

Nich« Bayard 

Theoph. Beekman ^Esq^Ald" Mangle Minthorn 



Garret Harsen 
Philip Arcularius 



1 



Nich« C Roosevelt 
Jacob Delamontagne 



>*As8ist« 



Anthony Post 
Anthony Brown 



The Legislature having by Law provided that the appointment of 
Charter Officers for this City as also the Cities of Albany & Hudson 
should be made annually at any time during the Session of the Legis- 
lature And His Excellency the Governor by & with the advice & Con- 
sent of the Council of appointment having been pleased during the 
present Session of the Legislature now convened at Albany to reap- 
point Richard Varick Esq' to the Office of Mayor, Jacob John Lansing 
Esq"^ to the Office of Sherif & Charles Dickenson to the Office of 
Coroner of this City for one Year And M>" Mayor and the Sherif & 
Coroner having in presence of the Board taken the respective Oaths 
of Office as prescribed by Law & the Charter of this City their respec- 
tive Commissions were published with the usual solemnities 

[135] On a request of the Health Commissioners in this City, 
communicated by M*^ Mayor for the appointment of a standing Com- 
mittee of this Board to confer with & aid them with their Advice & 



20 March 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 881 

to communicate to this Board all such Matters as shall from time to 
time require the interference of this Board in the due execution of 
the Health Office Law 

Aid" Furman & Montangne & M"" Storm were appointed a Com- 
mittee accordingly. 

Ordered that M«" Harsen take order for digging out the White 
Hall Slip & to obtain the use of the Flatt Boats of the Commissioners 
for Fortifications, for that purpose. 

A Proposal of Casimir Th : Goerick one of the City Surveyors to 
make a Survey of all the Streets in this City for a specific Sum ; was 
read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Petition of Gilbert Van Mater for a Grant of a Water Lot at 
Brooklyn; was read & referred to the Ferry Committee 

A Petition of the Widow Delamater for the use of a small Piece 
of the Common Lands whereon she now resides near the six Mile 
Stone, was read & referred to the Land Com^*« 

A Petition of Vine Elderkin to be a Collector of the public Slips 
& Wharfs Fees was read & referred to the Committee on that Subject 

On a consideration of the Rent to be paid by David Marshall for 
the House at Pottersfield Buryal Ground it was determined to be ilO 
for the present Year.. 

[136] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Wari^ on the Treasurer 
to pay. 

Gerrit Harsen towards Repairs to the public Wharfs & 

^^^ Slips mZ: 8: 3 

issued The same for Repairs to City HaU 137 : 6 : 3 

The same for his Services in superintends the erection 
issued & repairs public Builds* Wharfs 8ifi done by order of 

this Board 180: — : — 

issued Alcxr Lamb for City Watchmen £127: 11 : 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £128:13: 6 

issued Aldn Beekman on Ace* towards Repairs to the Goal £200 : — : — 

Gerrit Harsen on Ace* towards certain public Work to 
"*"*° be done by order of the Board £200: — : — 



Theoph" Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Robert Lenox 
Corn* C Roosevelt 



882 City op New York 27 March 1797 

City of ^ At a Gammon Council held on Monday 

New Yorky^*' the 27^ day of March 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Garret Harsen 
Anthony Post 
Nich« Carmer 
»-EsqnAlda Mangle Minthom ^ Assist^ 

Philip Arcularins 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Brown 

[137] Ordered that the Law for paving Cherry S* from Catharine 
Street to George Street be repealed And a Law for filling in Regu- 
lating & paving " the same Street from the West side of Catharine 
Street to George Street & the Street on both sides of the Market in 
Catharine Street to the Bulkhead in the Slip " was passed 

On a report of the Street Committee it was ordered that the Old 
Slip & Beekman Slip Streets be paved according to the following 
Regulations viz* 

Old Slip Street from Water Street to the Bulkhead of the Slip 
with a descent of lj4 Inch on every 10 feet 

Beekman Slip Street from Water S* to the Bulkhead of the Slip 
with the like descent of 1J4 Inch on every 10 feet 

Ordinances for paving the said two Streets were then read & 
passed by the B<i 

Proposals of Robert Valentine for extending the Common Sewer 
of the Broad Street in the Slip for the Sum of i275 : 16 was presented 
to the B** and acceeded to And the Committee on the Subject of that 
Slip were directed to conclude a bargain with M' Valentine & to take 
order for the making of the said Common Sewer accordingly 

The Committee on the Subject of the Fish Market reported That 
in their Opinion it would be proper to erect a new Market in the place 
of the one destroyed by the late Fire, as soon as the Season will 
permit That in rebuilding the Market the uniformity already estab- 
lished should be [138] continued and that it should be extended from 
the south side of Front Street to the Door of the House occupied by 
John C Frecke that a proper Drain be laid the distance just men- 
tioned and that the Market be built of Brick & covered in the same 
manner as the Upper Market By the Committees recommending the 
Market to be enlarged they wish to afford accommodation to the 
Country People as well as the Fishermen " 

Rob* Lenox 
Theo» Beekman 



4 April 1797 Common Council Minutes 



888 



Which said Report was agreed to by the Board and the same Com- 
mittee were directed to take order in the premises 

A Memorial of Valentine Vaughan for compensation for removing 
Filth from the 6^^ Ward was read & rejected. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^« on the Treas' to pay 

, Nichs Fisher for the use of his House by the Citizens 

^"«^ Watch £5:12:- 

issued William J Elsworth for lights Lamps £75 : 15 : 3 



[139] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New York^^' the 4*^* day of April 1797. 

Present/* Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Garret Harsen 



Robert Lenox 
Theophs Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Corn* C Roosevelt 



>^£sqnAlda 



Mangle Minthorn 
Nich* Carmer 
Antho Brown 
Philip Arcularius 
Thomas Storm 



■Assist** 



Pursuant to the Statute for regulating Elections the Board pro- 
ceeded to elect the Inspectors, of the Ensuing Election for Senators 
and Members of Assembly & the following Persons were duly elected 
viz* 

for the first Ward for the second Ward 

Michael D Henry James Kent 

Henry White Francis B Winthrop 

Rinier Suydam Andrew Van Tuyl 



for the third Ward 
Philip Brasher 
Theophilus Brower 
John J Glover 

for the fifth Ward 

DcWitt ainton 
James Roosevelt 
Leonard Fisher 



for the fourth Ward 

Abijah Hammond 
Gulian M^Evers 
Benjamin Romaine 

for the sixth Ward 

George Janeway 
Joshua Barker 
Matthew Bolmer 



for the seventh Ward 

Henry Rutgers 
WUliam W GUbert 
Thomas Marston 



[140] An Application of the Corporation of Trinity Church for a 
Regulation of a ^Street lately laid out of 90 feet wide in the vicinity of 
M' Lispenards ; was read & referred to the Street Committee 

* Marginal note reads Hudson Street, — ^Ed. 



884 City of New Yoek 10 April 1797 

Ordered that M^ Mayor be permitted to make a rain Water Cistern 
in the Street in front of his House at the old Slip under the direction 
of the Ald» & Assist of the W<* 

The Street Committee made the f ollow« Report on the R^ulation 
of Cross Street from Magazine Street to the Street commonly called 
Potbakers Hill which was agreed to by the Board viz* 

Ascending along the said Street with two Inches on 10 feet from 
the Kennel in Magazine Street to Potbakers Hill Street. The said 
Street will require filling in at the Kennel in Magazine Street 2 feet 
11 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 60 feet further 5 feet — thence at 
the extent of 50 feet further 7 feet 4 Inches — thence at the extent of 
SO feet further 9 feet 11 Inches — ^thence at the extent of SO feet 
further likewise 9 feet 11 Inches thence at the extent of S5 feet 
further (being the Intersection of Colden Street 11 feet 8 Inches— 
thence at the extent of SO feet further 12 feet 4 Inches thence at the 
extent of 9S feet further (being the intersection of Potbakers Hill 
Street) 14 feet 7 Inches." 

An Ordinance for filling in the said Street agreable to the said 
Report was then read & passed by the Board. 

[141] Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to 

pay 

issued James Culbertson for City Watch^ il31 : 8: 6 

issued Alexr Lamb for the like £131 : 8 

issued Mangle Minthom for fire Wood at Belle Vue Hospital. . £4:2 

issued Ald>^ Roosevelt for Repairs to a Well in Barclay Street. iO: 9 

issued Michl Brooks for paints Watchmens Caps £8 : — 

issued .Peter Schermerhom for Articles on Repairs to Goal.... £5: 3 



6 
11 



5 



City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ®^" the W^ day of April 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Com* C Roosevelt 
Rob^ Lenox 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 



Mangle Minthom 
Nich« Carmer 
^ ... Philip Arcularius 

}-£«,» AM- Anthony Post 

Anthony Brown 
Thomas Storm 



-Assist^ 



A Petition of Joseph Smith complain* of of Interruptions by the 
River Boats at the Hoboock Ferry Stairs was read & referred to the 
Committee on the Subject of that Ferry. 



10 April 1797 Common Council Minutes 885 

On reading a Petition An Ord^ was passed prohibiting Hay Boats 
from coming into the new Albany Bason after the 1'* May next under 
the penalty of forty Shilling^, viz* 

[142] Be it ordained that no Hay shall be brought into or landed 
at the new Bason at Thames Street on Hudsons River after the 
first day of May next And if any Hay shall be brought into or landed 
at the said Slip after the first day of May next the Owner Master 
or Possessor of the Vessel in which such Hay shall be brought shall 
forfeit & pay as a fine the Sum of forty shillings for each OflFence. 

A Petition of John J Comwell for one of the vacant Standings in 
the upper fly Market was read And it was ordered that the Treas' 
let him have one of those unoccup[i]ed & remaining unpaid by the late 
purchasors. 

Ordered that Thomas Bushfield be appointed a Measurer of Grain 
in this City. 

The Commissioners named in the Statute for widening & straiten- 
mg John Street, delivered in their Assessment of the Monies paid by 
this Board for eflFecting that Purpose which was read & ratified by 
the Board And Hugh Montgomery was appointed to collect the Monies 
mentioned & assessed in the said Assessment on a Commis*^ of 2^^ 
pf O 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging out Chatham Square was 
read & ratified by the Board And Waters Furman was appointed to 
collect the Monies thereon & Peter Peterson & James Riley were 
appointed to execute the Work 

An Estimate & Assessm* for paving Harman Street from Cath- 
arine Street to George Street was read & ratified by the Board And 
Waters Furman was appointed to collect the Monies thereon and 
Henry Hulsart Tho» J Stagg & Ab°» Stagg were appointed to execute 
the Work. 

Ordered that the Treasurer report to the Board a Statement of the 
Corporation Revenue with the Names of the present possessors of 
their Real Estate & the Rents reserved. 

[143] No Persons having presented or made any Offer to farm 
Belle Vue Hospital with the Land appertaining the Committee on 
that Subject informed the Board that Smith Fisher the present Occu- 
pant would continue thereon on such reasonable Rent as the Board 
should set & keep the same in good Order & Condition for one Year 
from the first day of May next, that if it should be wanted at any time 
in the Course of the Year as an Hospital the same or such part there- 
of as may be required for that purpose to be immediately surrendered 



886 City of New York 10 April 1797 

when required ; Whereon the Board determined that M^ Fisher should 
continue in the use & occupation of it on the above Terms & Condi- 
tions for one Year from the first day of April Instant at the Rent of 
forty Pounds. 

On reading a Representation of the Health Commissioners with 
respect to certain Nuisances Ordered that Aid" Furman take Order 
for causing the surface of the Streets at the head of the Old Slip & 
Beekmans Slip to be raised with wholesome Earth. 

An Ordinance was passed requiring Peter P Van Zandt & Robert 
Carter to cause their Water Lot adjoining the Pier on the West side 
of Burlings Slip to be filled up & raised to a proper Heigth with good 
wholesome Earth by the first of June next under the Penalty of £100 

Ordered that the White Hall, Coenties, Wall Street, Fly Market 
& Pecks Slips, be dug out & cleared of Filth without delay that 
Thomas Hazard be appointed to superintend the Laborers employed 
in [144] the Business with an allowance of twelve Shillings per day 
for his Service and that the Street Committee direct the number of 
Laborers to be employed 

A Piece of Ground containing about 90 Lots parcel of the Land of 
Will" S Smith bounded on the Road leading from the Bowery Lane 
at the two Mile Stone to Greenwich having been purchased at public 
Auction & offered to this Board as a proper Place for a ♦public buryal 
Ground at the price of £1800. 10 PO of the purchase Money to be 
paid immediately— one fourth of the Residue to be paid on the 
delivery of the Deeds & the Residue in two Payments of Sixty & 
ninety Days on approved Notes 

The Board determined to take the same And it was ordered that 
M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas'' to pay the said 10 P P 
amounting to ilSOf And also the said one fourth of Residue of the 
purchase Money amounting to £405 on the delivery of the Title DeedJ 
And further that two Notes each for £607 : 10/ the one payable in 
sixty Days & the other in ninety Days be made by M«" Mayor & the 
Treasurer to the Grantor on the delivery of the Deed. 

Estimates & Assessments for the follow* Streets were read & 
ratified by the B^ viz^ 

For paving Harman Street from Cath** to George Street. 

[145] For filling in Cherry Street from George Street to Rutgers 
Street. 



* Marginal note reads Pottersfield. — ^Ed. 

t Marginal note reads Wt for £180 issued to Eph*n Har*.— Ed. 

t Marginal note reads W* issued to Jacob Sebor for £450, — ^Ed. 



17 April 1797 Common Council Minutes 887 

For paving Fisher Street from Bowery Lane to Division Street. 

For digging out Charlotte Street from Division Street to Cherry 
Street 

For digging & filling Cherry Street from Rutgers to Qinton Street. 

For digging & filling Clinton Street & part of Water Street. 

Martin Morrison was appointed to collect the Monies on the 
Assessments for Cherry Street from George to Rutgers Street Cherry 
Street from Rutgers to Clinton Street Clinton S^ & part of Water S* 
Fishers S* & Charlotte S^ And Henry Sherman Peter Saunders & W™ 
Buder to execute the Work of Cherry Street from George to Rutgers 
Street Fishers S^ & Charlotte S* Henry Rutgers that of Cherry Street 
from Rutgers to Clinton S* And Nich* Romaine that of Qinton & part 
of Water Street And Waters Furman to collect the Monies on the 
Assessm* for paving Harman Street & Henry Hulsart Tho* J Stagg & 
Ab" Stagg to execute the Work 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^* on the Treas*" to pay 

Timothy Folger for lamp Oil £206: — 

issd Latham Bunker for the like." 99 : — 

John Gelston for the like 41 : 18 



Robert Valentine for Gentry Boxes £23 : 2 : 6 

[146] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^* the 17^^ day of April 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Jacob DelaMontagnie 
Gabriel Furman 
Corn* C Roosevelt 



Mangle Minthorn 
Garret Harsen 
"-Esq^Aldn Anthony Brown 

Philip Arcularius 
Thomas Storm 



"-Assistta 



James Kent Esq' admitted & sworn a free Man of this City. 

James Kent Esq** attended & produced a Commission under the 
Great Seal of the State appointing him to the Office of Recorder of 
this City Whereupon he took & subscribed the Oaths prescribed & 
directed by Law & the Charter of this City & took his Seat 
accordingly. 

A Petition for a public Road to the landing on M' Waltons Land 
at Horns Hook for the use of the Ferry was read & referred to the 
Road Committee. 



888 City of New York 17 April 1797 

A Petition of Gerard Walton & others for removing an old Store 
House which obstructs the making & continuing of Front Street East 
of Pecks Slip was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

On reading a Letter from Col® Morton Ordered that the Common 
Council Chamber be assigned for holding the Courts for the trial of 
Causes of Ten Pounds & under. 

[147] On reading a Petition for the purpose Ordered that a Well 
may be sunk in such part of Whitehall Street as the Aid** & Assist* of 
the Ward shall direct. 

A Petition of Tho» Ivers & others for relief against the Ordinance 
for digging out & filling in the Street at Corlaer's Hook was read & 
referred to the S* Com*** 

On the application of the Inspectors of the State Prison Ordered 
that the western Moiety of the Bridewell be assigned for the con- 
finem* of the State Prisoners until the State Prison be erected & ready 
to receive them 

Ordered that a Lease be executed to John Dow for Lot N® 28 in 
Augustus Street for 21 Years from !•* May 1780 at an annual Rent 
of £4. 

The Board determined that they would make a Bulkhead across 
Burlings Slip on a line with the South side of front Street & extend 
the Common Sewer accordingly, if the neighborhood will engage to 
fill it up with good wholesome Earth. 

A Represen[ta]tion of the Health Commiss" on the Subject of the 
Slip or Water Lot at the foot of Roosevelt Street (omitted [in] their 
Letter of the last Meeting) was read And the Street Committee were 
directed to inspect that Slip & report what is necessary to be done 
with it. 

[148] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas^ to 
pay 

Bernard Oblenus' on Acct towards his Services as Qerk 

issued in the police Office £30:-:- 

issued James Culbertson for City Watchn £131 : 8: 6 

issued Alex«" Lamb for the like £131: 8: 6 

Aldo Beekman for ball" of his Ace* for the Use of 

issued Houses in the 3d Wd by Citizens Watch £8:8:- 



24 April 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 889 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J the 24*»» day of April 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph' Beekman 



Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 



Robert Lenox ^£sqnAld<^ Garret Harsen 



Jacob De la Montagnie 
Jotham Post 



•-Assist** 



Anthony Brown 
Philip Arcularius 

A Request of Jacob Morton Esq*^ to purchase the fee of two Lot^ 
at the Dove Tavern near the 5 Mile stone was read & rejected. 

Ordered that Joseph Pierson be permitted to frame Timber for Zr 
House (he is about to erect in Marketfield Street) in front of the Old 
Slip for ten Days. 

A Memorial of the Proprietors of Ground in the vicinity of the 
Ground lately purchased by the B^ for a public burying Ground^ 
praying that it [149] may not be appropriated to that use; was read & 
referred to Ald° Lenox and De la Montague & M>" Minthom. 

The Committee on small Change Notes reported that they had 

burnt to ashes the f oUow^ viz* 

7000 of one penny £29: 3: 4 

7000 of two Pence 58: 6: 8 

7000 of three pence 87:10: — 



il7S:_:_ 

The Treasurer having by order of the B*^ taken on Loan from 
Cornelius Clopper £500 on Interest at P O per annum A Bond to him 
for the same was read & approved by the Board & it was ordered that 
the Common Seal be afiixed thereto & that My Mayor subscribe the 
same on behalf of this Board 

A Draft of a Grant to John Murray Jun*^ of the Water Lot on the 
East side of Wall Street Slip to extend his Lots to the new Street of 
70 feet in breadth on the East River was read & approved and ordered 
to be engrossed. 

A Petition of certain of the Inspectors of fire Wood ; was read & 
referred to the Ald« & Assist, of the &^ & the Assist of the 4^ W^' 

Ordered that Aid" De la Montagnie & Post & M*" Arcularius be a 
Committee to report if any & what number of Watchmen are neces- 
sary to be posted in the 6*^ Ward 

On a representation by the Inspectors of the State Prison Ordered 
that four additional Watchmen be employed two of them every Night 
at the Goal 'till the State Prisoners can be removed. 



840 



City or New York 



28 Aprfl 1797 



[150] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on 
pay. 

issued Willson Rawson for lamp Oil 

issued Thomas Greenleaf for prints 

issued Arent Van Hook Gaoler for subsists criml Prisoners 

issued Charles Dickenson Coroner for Inquests 

issued Catharine Simmons for Committee Expences 

issued Alex' Dougall for Iron Grates for the Bridewell 

issued Jacob Sherred for glazing City Hall 

issued Will™ Cooper for a lost fire Bucket 

Issued James Himt for 4 D© 

issued Bernard Rapalye 1 D® 

issued James Votey 1 Do 



the Treas^ to 

il685: 6: SH 

£22: 5: 2 

illO:19: 1 

£30:10:- 

£0:13: 6 

£268: 3:- 

£2:10: 8 

£0:16:- 

£3: 4:- 

£0:16:- 

£0:16:- 



City of ) At a Common Council held on Friday 

New YorkJ ' the 28*^ day of April 1796 [1797] 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 

Jacob De la Montagnie" 



Theophilus Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Nicholas Bayard 
Robert Lenox 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 



'-EsqnAldA 



Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthorn 
Thomas Storm 
Garret Harsen 
Anthony Brown 
Philip Arcularius 



.Assist* 



[151] On reading a Representation of the Commissioners of the 
Health Office the following Ordinances were passed by the Board viz^ 

"A Law for paving Moore Street from the end of the present 
pavement thereof to the south side or front of south Street on the 
River." 

" A Law for paving the Streets on both sides of the Old Slip from 
front Street to the River *' 

" A Law for paving Fletcher Street from front Street to the end 
thereof towards the River " 

A Law for paving the Streets on both sides of Pecks Slip from 
Water Street to front Street " 

" A Law for the paving of Oliver Street & the Streets on both 
sides of James's Slip from Cherry Street to the River" 

" A Law for paving the Streets on both sides of the new Albany 
Bason on Hudsons River & also the Streets on both sides of Cortlandt 
Slip " 

An Ordinance for raising south Street and all the Lots fronting 
on the said Street between White Hall Slip & Coenties Slip to such 



S8 April 1707 COMMON COUNCIL MlKtTTES 841 

heigth as that the Water will run freely into the River, by the 15*** of 
June next under the Penalty of iSO to be paid by the Proprietor or 
Occnpant of each Lot. 

The like for filling & raising the Lots of Blaze Moore & 
Nevin Willson in the 2^ Ward by the first July next — ^Penalty ilOO 
each Lot 

The like for the Lot of W"* Byron on the West side of the Fly 
Market Slip by the 15^ June next Penalty i200 

[152] The like for the Lots of Leffert Lefferts & John Jackson on 
the East side of Fletcher Street by the 15*^ June under the Penalty 
of ilOO each. 

The like for the Lots under the Stores on the West side of Pecks 
Slip by the 15**» June — Penalty iSO each. 

The like for Thomas Buckley's Lot on the East side of Pecks Slip 
by the 15*>» June. Penalty £50. 

The like for John Thurmans Lots on the south side of Water 
Street by the 15^ June next. Penalty iSO each 

The like for Jonathan Dickensons Lot E^ side of Roosevelt Street 
by 15*^ June penalty iSO. 

Ordered that John Jones be required without delay to cause the 
West side of Wall Street Slip to be paved. 

Ordered that the Proprietors of Lots fronting on 
, front Street between Burlings Slip & Beekmans Slip & 

.... - between Beekmans Slip & Pecks Slip be required with- 
out delay to cause the said front Street to be filled & 
raised to its proper heigth with good wholesome Earth. 

Ordered that Carlilse Pollock & Coll McGregor be required to cause 
Carlisle Street to be raised to its proper heigth without delay from 
Greenwich Street to the River And that Carlisle Pollock & William 
M*^Kenny be required to do the like as to Rector Street from Green- 
wich Street to the River. 

Ordered that the Street Committee examine & report what is 
necessary to be done with the Street in front of the New Albany 
Bason. 

[153] Ordered that the Aid" & Assist* of the 2^ & the Ald» of the 
first Ward confer with Thomas Ten Eyck on the expediency of widen- 
ing the Street on the East side of Coenties Slip & the new paving of 
it And also to examine the Situation of M^ Astors Lot & the adjoin- 
ing Lot 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist* of each Ward examine the Allies 



842 



Cmr OF Nbw Yoek 



1 May 1797 



in their respective Wards & to report such as may appear to be in a 
filthy or bad Condition 

From a Statement of the Treasurer it appears that Thomas Lafoy 
Collector of the 4^*» & Richard Furman Collector of the 7^ W<* are 
greatly in arrears on the last Years City Tax. 

Thereupon Ordered that unless they do without delay pay into the 
Treasury the respective ballances due from them they be compelled 
thereto by Suits at Law. 

Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas*" to pay 
issd Ald>> Beekman on Acc^ towards R^airs to the Gaol.... ilOO:— : — 



[154] City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York^ * House on Monday the !•* May 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theophilus Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Jacob De la Montagnie 
Robert Lenox 
Nicholas Bayard 



-Esq^Aldn 



Mangle Minthorn 
Antho Post 
Thomas Storm 
Antho Brown 
Nich« Carmer 
Philip Arcularius 
Garret Harsen 



Assist** 



The Committee of Acc*« reported that they had duly examined 
the Ace** of the Commiss" of the Alms House & Bridewell & com- 
pared them with their respective Vouchers & found them just & right 

Those of the Alms House amounts to £2623 : 7: 5 

Those of the Bridewell to 318: 5: 8 

An Estimate of the Commiss" of the Monies required for the 
ensuing Quarter was then read & approved viz* 

For the Alms House £3000:—: — 

For the Bridewell 400: — : — 

^ Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr"* for the payment 
thereof accordingly. 

Ordered that .M"^ Mayor & the Treasurer negociate a loan of five 
thousand Dollars with the Bank of New York to be repaid out of the 
Monies arising from the present or ensuing Tax. 

A Petition from several Persons who are subjects of the Assessm* 
for raising the Monies expended in straitening &* widening John Street 
complaining that the Assessment does not include that part of John 
Street between Nassau Street & the Broad Way ; was read And the 
Board determined that no Relief could be given in the premisses 



1 May 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 848 

[155] A Petition for the new paving of Ferry S* near the Mouth 
of the Common Sewer was read & referred to the Street Committee 

An Application of Cortlandt Van Bueren to hire the Powder 
Magazine at Inchlam Bergh was read & referred to Aid" Furman & 
Beekman & M' Minthom. 

A Request of James Heldon for compensation for his trouble in 
discovering the Perpetrators & recovering the public Gun Powder 
lately stolen from the public Magazine was read & referred to the 
same Committee. 

Ordered that John Dominick be appointed a fire Man to Hook & 
Ladder Comp^ N» 2. 

And George Ricker to Engine N° 5 vice Ab™ Echart resigned. 

Ordered that the Commiss" take order for removing the Inhabit- 
ants out of the old into the new Alms House. 

And that M*^ Recorder & Aid" Lenox & Dela Montagnie be a 
Committee to report Regulations for the Alms House. 

On a Report of the Ald"^ & Assist** of the respective Wards. Ordi- 
nances for paving & filling up the follows^ Lots Allies or Cart Passages 
viz* 

A Lot belonging to the Estate of Henry Kip dec** at the Comer of 
Dover Street to be raised & filled by the 15*** June next under the 
penalty of i40. 

And for raising & paving the following Cart Passages by the 15*** 
June next under the penalty of :£40 for each, viz* 

(156] John Suydams in front Street 2d Wd 

James A Maxwells front S* 2d Ward 

Joseph Hallcts front S* 2d Ward 

The Heirs of W« Lupton deed front S* 3d Wd 

Samuel Farmers Water S* 3d Wd 

Sami Francldins occupied by Anthony Ernest Water S* 5** Wd 

Dow Street S© side Water St Sth Wd 

Wm Laights & Joseph Rose's Water Street S^ Wd 

Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his W** on the Treas'' to pay 

issued Gerrit Harsen on Acct towards public Works £300 : — 

issued W°> Sloo Jun«" for convey^ Vagrants to Bridewell £4: 5 

issued Abm Hurd for a Bulkhead at Deys Slip il40 : 10 

issued Alcxr Lamb for City Watchmen £134:14: 6 

issued James Culbertson for the like £134: 14 : 6 

issued Wm J Elsworth for lights Lamps £75 : IS : 8 

issued Geo. Janeway for Beer & Grain at Belle Vue £13 : 9 : 6 

issued Jon* Hardman for Work at Belle Vue £1 : 16 : 6 

issued John & Gifb* Coutant for sundry Articles at Belle Vue. . £11 : 10: 11 

issued The Qerks at the late Gcn^ Election £40 : — 






844 Cmr of New Yoek 1 May 1797 

Alexander Lamb being appointed Keeper of the State Prison re- 
signed his Office of a Superintend^ of the City Watch and Nicholas 
Lawrence was appointed in his stead. 

[157] The Board then proceeded to examine the Bye Laws ft 
Ordinances for the good Rule & Gov* of* the Inhabitants within this 
City & the following were passed & published to be in force for one 
Year viz* 

A Law for the due observance of the Lords Day called Sunday/' 
A Law directing the Uses of the public Seals of the City of New 
York." 

" A Law to regulate the admission of Freemen in the City of New 
York " 

' A Law to regulate the public Markets in the City of New York " 
"A Law to establish the Assize of Bread in the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to regulate the paving & keeping in Repair & to prevent 
obstructions in the Streets in the City of New York " 

" A Law to prevent Nuisances in the City of New York " 
" A Law for preventing & extinguishing of Fires in the City of 
New York" 

" A Law to regulate the keeping of Gim Powder in the City of 
New York " 

A Law to regulate Surveyors in the City of New Yoric " 
A Law to regulate Carts & Cartmen in the City of New York" 
A Law to regulate the landing & sale of Hay in the City of New 
York " 

[158] "A Law to regulate the Sale of fire Wood in the City of 

New York " 

" A Law to regulate the sale of Lime in the City of New York " 
"A Law to regulate the sale of Charcoal in the City of New York *' 
" A Law to regulate the sale & cartage of Manure, Sand & Qay in 

the City of New York " 

" A Law to regulate the Pay of the public Measurers in the City 
of New York " 

" A Law to regulate the lying of Vessels at the public Wharfs & 
in the Slips of the City of New York & to estaUish the Rates of 
wharfage." 

"A Law to regulate the ringing or tolling of Bells for Funerals 
in the City of New York " 

" A Law to regulate Fences in the City of New York " 






10 May 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNTITES 



345 



" A Law to prevent the setting of Fences or other obstructions in 
the River within the Limits & Jurisdiction of the City of New York " 

" A Law to prevent Horses going loose or at large in the Streets 
of the City of New York " 

" A Law to prevent Goats going at large in the City of New York " 

** A Law to regulate the sale of Horses in the City of New York " 



[159] City of ) 
New York J ^^• 



At a Conunon Council held on Wednes* 
day the 10^^ day of May 1797 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



Theoph> Beekman 
Gabriel Fnrman 
Jotham Post 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
Robert Lenox 



^EsqwAldn 



Mangle Minthorn 
Nich« Carmcr 
Antho Brown 
Anthony Post 
Philip Arcularius 
Thomas Storm 
Garrit Harsen 



"-Astiatte 



The engrossed Grant of a Water Lot on the East side of Wall 
Street Slip to John Murray Jun*" was read and approved And it was 
ordered by the Board that that the Common Seal be affixed thereto & 
that M"" Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this B^ to be deliv- 
ered to M^ Murray on his executing the counterpart thereof 

The B*' proceeded to the appointment of a Keeper of the Bride- 
well and Peter Cole & William Sloo were respectively nominated And 
on the Question being taken a majority appeared in favor of Peter 
Cok Whereupon the said Peter Cole was appointed accordingly 

A Letter from the Comptroller of the State relative to certain 
Arrears of Quit Rents due on the several Charters of this City was 
read & referred to the Treasurer 

On reading a Petition of the Proprietors of Lots in the vicinity 
complain* of the ruinous State of the Wharf on the north side of 
Cortlandt Slip It was ordered that the Proprietors of I-.ots on Wash- 
ington Street [160] between Cortlandt Slip & Deys Slip be required 
to make the said Street in good Order & that the Proprietor of the 
Wharf or pier along the North side of Cortlandt Slip cause the same 
to be repaired & also put in good Order by the 15*^ June next or that 
this Board will proceed ag* them. on the Covenants of their respective 
Grants. 



846 City op New Yobk 10 May 1797 

A Petition of Frederick Rhmelander for a Grant of the Sofl under 
the Water & to make a Bulkhead & immediately to proceed to the 
filling in of the same in front of his Brewery ; was read & referred to 
the Street Committee. 

A Petition of the Widow Dunlap & others for compensation for 
ground thrown out for the straitening and widening of John Street 
was read & rejected. 

Ordered that the Treasurer dispose of such of the Standings in 
the upper Fly Market as are unpaid for by the late purchasors to such 
licensed Butchers as have served regular Apprenticeships on their pay- 
ing the Sums at which they sold with Interest 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Cherry - Street from the 
West side of Cath" Street to Gold Street & Catharine Street on both 
sides of the Market was read & ratified by the Board And Arthur 
Smith was appointed to collect the Monies on the said Estimate & to 
pave the said Street on his giving Bond with good Surety for the 
faithful performance thereof 

[161] A Petition of Charles Thomas for the use of part of the 
Lot whereon the Labratory is erected at the Battery on the Comer of 
Pearl & State Streets was read & rejected And M*" Harsen was di- 
rected to cause the said Ground to be put in fence. 

Ordered that applications for paym* of lost fire Buckets be al- 
lowed only in Cases where the demand is made within two Months 
after loss of the Bucket 

Ordered that Joseph Marshall be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N^ 5 vice Caleb Pell And Nathaniel Horton to N<* 13 vice Jeronimus 
Alstyne resigned 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

iss<l James Lx>ines for 3 lost fire Buckets @ 6/ each £0: 18; 

issd Ann Towers for 2 d© 1 : 12 

iss<l George Pick for repair^ Powder H« 7 : 14: 

. Nich» Carmer for ballc« of his Ace* in the buildff of the 

'*^ lower Fly Markt 277:13: 6 

iss<l The same for the like in the buildff of the new Watch H' 252: 17: 8 

A Letter from the Commiss*"" of the Health Office was read stat- 
ing that they find it will be necessary to employ four decent & dis- 
creet Men to attend to the prompt execution of the Laws & Ordinances 
for cleaning the City and also four Laborers to sweep & collect the 
Dirt & Filth at certain public Places ; and also to hire two permanent 
Places for depositing the Dirt one on the East & the other on the West 



Iff May 1797 CoMMOK COUNCH* MiNUTES 847 

side of the City. And that the Expence attending the same will for 

three Months be as follows yiz^ 

[162] 4 Superintendants 13 Weeks 6 Days each is 312 Days ® 12/ 

4 Laborers for the same @ 7/ 

4 Lots of Ground in the 7th Wd of John T Smith for one Year. . 

Fencing the same 

€0 feet Square on Rhinelanders Dock 1 Year 

Fencing the same 

The whole Expence for three Months will be £336 

Whereupon the B^ determine that they approve of the above 

Measures & that they will provide for the Expence 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^" the IS^i* day of May 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq*^ Recorder 



£187: 


: 4: — 


109 


: 4: — 


35: 


, — I — 


35 


: — : — 


75. 


; — : — 


15 


: — : — 


£336 


: 8: — 



Jacob De la Montagnie^ 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Robert Lenox 
Corn* C Roosevelt 



Mangle Minthom' 
Anthony Post 
^ Esq" Alda Nich« Carmer } Assist** 

Philip Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 



A Petition of W" Sloo on the subject of the appointment of Peter 
Cole as keeper of the Bridewell was read And a Motion was made 
to reconsider the appointment made at the last Meeting of Peter Cole 
and the Question being put on the said Motion [163] it was carried in 
the Negative. 

The B*^ proceeded to open the sealed Proposals delivered into the 
Qerks Office agreable to notification in the News Papers for supply- 
ing this City with Water and on reading them they appeared to be 
from the following Persons viz* Taylor & Newton — Hugh S M^^Clen- 
nan Peter Banner — ^William Harris Nich" J Roosevelt — John Page 
Christopher Colles. 

And they were referred to the Committee on the Proposals of 
Joseph Brown & his Associates on the same subject read 28*^ Dec*" 
last (viz Aid" Lenox & Furman & M' Post— And M' Recorder & Aid" 
DelaMontagnie were added to the Committee. 

Hugh Montgomery attended the Board & signified his Reasons for 
declining to collect the Monies assessed for the widening & straiten- 
ing of John Street. 

Whereupon John S. Delamater was appointed in his stead. 

Ordered that the Commitee on the subject take order for the pur- 
chasing of a fire Engine in the place of Engine N^ 1. 



848 City of New Yoek 15 May 1797 

Ordered that Garret B Abeel be appointed to Estimate & Assess 
the Expence of paving both sides of James's Slip in the stead of 
Archibald Kerly who is going into the Country. 

Ordered that Jehiel Jagger, Thomas Ferdon Stephen Stilwill 4 
Charles White be appointed Fire Men to Engine N** 21 vice John 
Bedient & Gideon Kimberley removed out of Town [164] And 
Gerardus Riker to Engine N° 14 vice Thomas Stagg resigned 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist of the Wards take order for num- 
bering the Houses in Catharine Harmen Division & George Streets & 
the Bowery Lane to Thomas Whites & Broadway to Cath"* Lane 

The Committee on the Memorial of the Proprietors of Ground in 
the vicinity of the Ground lately purchased by the Board for a public 
burying Ground praying that it may not be appropriated to that use, 
reported as follows viz* 

" That they have viewed a Piece of Ground which the Petitioners 
will purchase at their own Costs & convey the same to the Coqwration 
for a public Cemetry and find it well calculated for the purpose so 
far as that is removed a convenient Distance from the Greenwich and 
Albany Roads, that the Soil is sandy & covered with Brush which will 
hide the Graves & yet not interfere with digging them : But the Com- 
mittee are obliged to remark that to get to this Ground, the Hearse, 
the great subject of Complaint must travel either of the Roads above 
mentioned. The Committee further Report that the Petitioners are 
willing to grant this Piece of Ground to the Corporation at such a 
Price as they think it amply worth and either take the other Lot at the 
Price it cost or let it remain with the Board. 

The present Ground if converted into the use contemplated by the 
Board will certainly, under present Impressions be [165] of Injury 
to the Petitioners and they appear so sensible of this fact that they 
are disposed to make considerable Sacrifice to remove it. The Ground 
they offer is certainly an eligible Place in every Respect except the one 
above mentioned " 

Whereupon the Question was raised that the Potters field be con- 
tinued as the Burying Ground and it was carried in the Native as 
follows viz* 

Negative. Affirmative 

Mr Recorder Aid" Post 

Aldn Dda Montagnie Ald>^ Lenox 

M«- Post Aid" Roosevelt 

M*" Arcularius M«" Carmer 

Mr Minthom M' Brown 



22 May 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



849 



The B^ being equally divided M' Mayor voted in the N^;ative. 
Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*^ on the Treas' to pay 

is5<l Adrian Bogert for Repairs to Pumps in the 4^ Ward. . . £36: 5 

i$s<l Nich« Lawrence for City Watchmen 139 : 2 

iss*! James Culbertson for the like 139 : 2 

issd Wm Walton for 2 lost fire Buckets 1 : 12 

i$s<* John Van Alst for Repairs to Pumps in the 5*^ W*' 6: 15 

issued David Burger for inspects the cleanf of Streets 3d W^. . 10: — 
David Marshall for superintends Potters field Burying 

"^"^ Ground 16: 2: 

ajd y/m J Elsworth for bailee of his Ace* Lamp Department 72 : 16 : 



6 
6 



[166] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 22<J day of May 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq"^ Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob DelaMontagnie 
Robert Lenox 
Jotfaam Post 
Theoph* Beekman 
Cornelius C Roosevet 



^Esq«Aldn 



Nich* Carmer 
Philip Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 
Anthony Post 
Mangle Minthom 



^Assist** 



A Petition for the paving of Chambers Street was read & re- 
ferred to the Street Committee 

A Petition of Thomas Marston & Henry Kip for a Grant of the 
Soil or Water Lots from the extent of their former Grants out to 
South Street on the East River was read & granted & Drafts of the 
Grants to them were ordered to be prepared accordingly. 

An Ordinance was passed for digging out & filling in Division 
Street from the West side of George Street to the East side of Char- 
lotte Street was passed by the Board. 

Also for paving Catharine Street from the present Pavement to 
the Bowery Lane 

A petition from Joseph Newton to make a Vault & Area in the 
Street in front of his House in Dey Street was read & granted 

A Petition from the late Purchasors of the Common Lands on the 
subject of Roads was read & referred to the Road Committee. 

[167] The B*' determine that a Bulkhead be made across the Slip, 
opposite to Roosevelt Street, to correspond with the Bulkhead of Jon* 
Dickensons Lot and the Common Sewer of that Street be continued in 
like manner as at the Exchange Slip And that the Aid" & Assist* of 
the Ward take order for the execution thereof 



850 City of New Yobk 22 May 1797 

A Proposal of Nich* Romayne offering to convey of his Lands at 
Corkers Hook for public uses was read & referred to the Street G)m- 
mittee. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving at the Old Slip was read & 
ratified by the Board and W" Gilbert was appointed to collect the 
Monies thereon & John Gartsee to execute the Work. 

The like for paving at Beekmans Slip and Hugh Montgomery was 
appointed to collect the Monies thereon and George Gosman & John 
Moore to execute the Work. 

A further Representation of the Commiss" of the Health Office 
as to the filthy State of certain Lots was read & thereupon Ordinances 
for filling up the follow* Lots were read & passed by the B** viz^ The 
Water Lots fronting the East River between the Old Slip & Gouver- 
neurs Alley belonging to the Estate of Jacob Walton dec^ And to 
Thomas Randall, Theophilacte Bache & Carlisle Pollock to be raised & 
filled with good wholesome Earth to such Heig^Aths as that the Water 
falling thereon will run off freely into the River by the first day of 
Aug' next under a penalty of £100 for each Lot [168] The like Lots 
between Gouvemeurs Alley & the Wall Street Slip belonging to the 
Estate of Joseph Griffiths dec*' & to Joseph Hallet to be raised & 
filled in like manner by the first day of July next under the penalty of 
£50 for each Lot 

The Lots of Samuel Thurston, John C Freecke and Elizabeth Stil- 
will and the Cellar of a House occupied by William Simmons and the 
Cellar of a Store House occupied by Archer Pellerin & C° all in 
Fletcher Street between Front Street & the River to be raised and 
filled in like manner by the first day of July next under the Penalty of 
£50 in each Case. 

The Lots of Joseph Winter, Samuel Thome Samuel Ackerly and 
Archibald Gracie on the South side of Water Street in the 5*^ Ward 
and John Moore's Lot in the 3^ Ward, to be raised and filled in like 
manner by the first day of Aug* next under the penalty of £50 in 
each case. 

Ordered that The Treas' settle with the Collectors of Taxes & 
peremtorily demand of them their respective Ballances & report to 
the Mayor Recorder & Aldermen. 

An Ordinance for digging out Winne S* from S* Nicholas Street 
to Bayard Street so as to drain off the Stagnant Water was read 
& passed by the B*^ 

The Clerk laid before the B*^ the Returns of the People called 



29 May 1797 CoMMON CoUNCEL MiNUTES 851 

Qaakers who refuse to perform military Service & he was directed to 
make lists of them as by Law is prescribed & directed. 

Ordered that an Ordinance be prepared for fencing in and re- 
moving the filth [169] & Dirt from certain open Lots on the West side 
of the Broad Way belonging to W" S. Smith. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*" to pay. 

issd The Commiss" of the Health OflFjce on Ace* £300: — : — 

. James M Hughes for D^ & engross^ Deed Bfi for the 

'^^ Land lately purchased for a Burying Ground 

issd John Howell for Lamp Oil 

'ns^ Isaac Hicks for the like 

iss«* Rinier Skaats 1 Q*" Services & disbursem** 

isiA Smith Fisher for Services at Belle Vue 

. _, The Treas' of the State of New York for Quit Rents 

reserved in the several Charters of this City 



6: 4: 


: — 


£68: 2 


; 7 


446:16: 


, — 


22:14 


: 6 


36: — : 


— 


£82: 8: 


1 



[170] City of ^ At a Conunon Council held on Monday 

New York^*®" the 29*^ day of May 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



Theoph> Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Ab°> De La Montagnie 
Jotham Post 
Robert Lenox 
Cornelius C Roosevelt 



Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 
^EsqwAldn Ntch* Carmer 

Philip J Arcularius 
Mangle Minthorn 



^Assist** 



A Petition from Matthias Wessels for permission to make a Shed 
to the Catharine Slip Market to vend Fish was read and referred to 
the Aid" & Assist of the 5**» & the Assist of the 7^^ Wards. 

A Petition of Ann Byvanck & others against the paving of Ferry 
Street was read & rejected. 

On Motion the Board proceed [ed] to reconsider the Question 
whether the Ground commonly called the Potters field should be con- 
tinued in the use of a burying Ground and it was determined in the 
Negative. And thereupon the Land Committee were directed to take 
order for preparing the Ground lately purchased as a burying Ground 
ft for the erection of a House for the Superintend* 

[171] An application was made for leave to occupy & use half the 
breadth of Wall Street and of William Street in the erection of the 
*two Buildings for Banking Houses. 

* Marginal note reads Bank of New York & Branch Bank of United 
States,— 1^ 



852 City of New Yoek 89 May 1797 

A Petition ag^ the Inconvenience arising from the Spout of the 
Tea Water Pump projecting over the Street was read & referred to 
the Ald«» & Assistant of the 6^ & the Assist' of the 7^ Wards. 

Ordered that the same G>mmittee enquire into the State of the 
Tan Yard of John Livingston & others which it is suggested now lies 
open with the Fats exposed to the great Danger of the Children & 
others passing through the same. 

A Petition of W™ Bowne for Relief ag* the Assessment for strait- 
ening & widening of John Street was read & it was determined that 
this Board could give no Relief in the Premisses 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in Colden 
Street from Chatham Street to George Street & Cross Street from 
Magazine Street to Pot bakers Hill was read & ratified & George 
Janeway was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & to execute 
the Work on his giving Bond in the penalty of ilOO Pounds to per- 
form it by the first day of October next 

Ordered that M' Harsen contract with a proper Person to con- 
tinue the Common Sewer of Burlings Slip to the Bulkhead in like 
manner as that at the Exchange Slip 

[172] An Estimate & Assessm^ for digging out Harmen Street was 
read & ratified And Henry Hulshart Thomas J Stagg & Ab" Stagg 
were appointed to execute the Work & Benjamin North to collect the 
Monies on the .said Assessment 

Ordered that the Street Committee cause a Survey to be made of 
Chambers Street and a Plan of the intended Common Sewer from the 
Alms House Gaol & Bridewell to Hudsons River & to report the same 
to the Board. 

An Ord^« was passed by the Board for filling up the Lot under 
John Qarke's Shop & Store House on the South side of Water Street 
in the 5**> Ward by the !•* day of July next under the Penalty of iSO. 

The three follow* Reports were respectively read & agreed to by 
the B<J vizt 

** The Street Committee to whom was referred the Petition of 
Frederick Rhinelander Report that they are of Opinion a Grant ought 
to be made to the Petitioner out as far as the permanent Line, he 
paying the Quit Rent established by the Corporation ; after his paying 
as a Consideration for the Ground between high & low Water Mark 
four hundred Pounds The quantity of Ground is ascertained to be 
four Lots & an half of twenty five feet by one hundred feet. 

The Street Committee on the Petition of Hugh Gaine Report that 
they have ascertained the quantity of Ground from high to low Waters 



29 May 1707 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



858 



Mark in front of the Petitioners Lots & find it to be five Lots & two 
fifth's, of 25 feet by 100. After the Petitioner has paid four hundred 
Pounds therefor the G)nmiittee are of Opinion a Grant ought to be 
made out to the permanent Line subject to the established Quit Rent 

May 25*>» 1797 Gabriel Furman 

Anthy Post 
Mangle Minthome 
Philip J Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 

[173] The Road G>nimittee on the Petition of the purchasors of 
the Common Lands on the subject of Roads 

Report that they are of Opinion the Prayer of the Petition ought 
to be granted and that Measures should be taken to make such of the 
Roads as are most necessarily & immediately required passable. 

May 25*^ 1797 Gabriel Furman 

Theoph* Beekman 
Anthy Post 
Mangle Minthome 
Philip J Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 

Ordered that the Road Committee give the necessary Directions 
for making the said Roads accordingly 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wan-** on the Treas' to pay 

is5<l Nichs Carmer on Acct tow<l« New Alm« H« il200 

issd Wm Sloe for taking Fish for Aim* H« & Bridl £20 

iss<l Valentine Vaughan for Repairs to a Pump 6^ W<1 ^ £10 

iss^ John Hutson for sweeps Chimnies at the Goal £6 

issd W« J Elsworth for lighting Lamps £75 : 7: 4 

wi James Culbertson for City Watchmen £129 : 2: 6 

iss<l Nichs Lawrence for the like £159: 2: 6 

is9«i -Rob* Valentine for extendi ExchK* Slip Com Sewer.... £280* 19 

iss^ Arondt Van Hook for subsists criml prisoners £35 



854 Cut op Neut Yoek 6 June 1797 

[174] City of } At a Common Council hdd on Monday 

New York^ ^^- June 5^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'' Mayor 

James Kent Esq"" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jacob DelaMontagnie 
Robert Lenox 



Anthony Post 
Anthony Brown 
Esq»Aldn Philip J Arcularius 

Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 
Thomas Storm 



"Assist** 



Ordered that M*" Mayor & the Treas*" n^ociate a further loan with 
the Bank of New York of 5000 Dollars for defraying the current 
public Expences until the Monies to be raised by Tax can be collected 

Thomas Franklin attended the Board and being affirmed infonned 
the Board that he was present & heard James Savage utter very dis- 
respectful & abusive Words respecting the Conduct and Character of 
the Members of this Board. And the said James Savage having neg- 
lected or refused to attend this Board altho' summoned. Whereupon 
it was ordered that the said James Savage be & he is hereby removed 
& discharged from his Office of an Inspector of fire Wood at Beek- 
mans Slip. 

An Ordinance for paving the Street on each side of the Fly 
Market from Front Street to the River was read & passed by the 
Board. 

[175] Aid" De la Montagnie from the Committee for the purpose 
appointed reported that they had purchased a fire Engine of W" J 
Elsworth for £130 which was approved by the B<* 

A List of Persons to be appointed fire Men to the said Engine was 
read & referred to the same Committee to enquire into their Char- 
acters. 

The B^ having determined to fill up their Water Lot in front of 
Roosevelt Street & to extend the Common Sewer into the River to 
prevent its becoming a Nuisance And it appearing necessary that the 
adjoining Water Lot of Sam' Ackerly should be fill he filled in like 
manner to the same distance An Ordinance requiring M*" Ackcriy to. 
fill up the said Water by the first day of August under the penalty of 
ilOO was passed by the B^ 

A Proposal of James Riley & Peter Peterson to fill up Roosevdt 
Slip for 115 Dollars was agreed to by the B** 

Ordered that John Striker be appointed a Fire Man to Engine N' 
3 vice Elias Van Derlip resigned. 



19 June 1797 CoMMDN COUNCIL MiNUTES 866 

A Rq>resentation of the Conuniss" of the Health Office to employ 
two additional Persons to aid in the execution of the Regulations for 
cleansing the City & also to erect a certain number of necessary 
Houses at proper Places on the Wharfs was read & approved of by 
theB<i 

[176] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas"^ to 
pay 

issued Wm J Elsworth for a new fire Engine £130 

. Jacob Tabellie on Acc^ for supers tiie cleans of the 

"' Streets £40 

. Nich> Carmer on Acct towards the erection of a New 

"* Fish Market iSOO 

j^ Garret Harsen on Ace* for certain public Work by order 

^ of the B<i £200 

. the public's iMirt 

iss^ Hugh Montgomery for paving at Beekmans Slip £124 

j^ Ithamar Healy for subsisting a pauper removed from 

tfie G)untry £1 

. John Borris for Expences of canvassing Votes for Mem- 
bers of Assembly £16 

Bogert & Co for Repairs to a Pump at the Corner of 



^^ Church St £1 



11 



[177] City of ^ At a Common Cotmcil held on Monday 

New York J ^®' June 19^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Thcoph* Beekman 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
Com* C Roosevelt 
Jotfaam Post 
Nichs Bayard 



Mangle Minthom 

^Esq»Aldn Philip J Arcularius L . ^, 
' Anthony Brown r Assist 

Nich« Carmer 



The Treasurer represented to the Board that a further loan of 
Monies will be necessary for defraying the current Expences & pres- 
ent demands on the Treasury 

Ordered that M' Mayor & the Treasurer negociate a further loan 
of 5000 Dollars with the Bank of New York accordingly. 

A Petition of W" Carver for some Compensation for the loss of 
his Buildings removed from a Lot at the Alms House was read & 
rejected. 

Another Petition from the same Person to be appointed Superin- 
tendant of the new burying Ground was read & referred to the Com- 
mittee on that Subject 



85d City op Nbw Yoek 19 June 1797 

A Petition of Ebenezer Brush for a further Grant of his Water 
Lot into Hudsons River was read & referred to the Street Committee 

[178] A Petition of some of the Debtors confined in Goal for per- 
mission to remove certain of the Grates from the Windows for the 
admission of more light & air was read & referred to the Committee 
on Repairs to the Gaol to take order thereon. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of the Neigh- 
borhood complaining of the exposed Situation of the Tan Yard of 
John R Livingston in the vicinity of the fresh Water Pond made 
Report on the Subject And thereupon An Ordinance was passed by the 
Board requiring John R Livingston to cause the said Tan Yard to 
be enclosed with a good Fence & the Tan Vats to be filled up with 
good wholesome Earth (unless immediate Use is made thereof in the 
tanning Business) by the first day of Aug* next under the Penalty of 
£100. 

An Ordinance was also passed for requiring Andrew Stockholm to 
fill up his Lot to a proper heighth with good wholesome Earth by the 
first day of Sepf next under the Penalty of £100. 

Ordered that Valentine Arnold be appointed an Inspector of fire 
Wood vice James Savage removed from Office 

On reading a Petition of the neighborhood and Ordinance was 
passed for filling all the low & sunken Lots on the southwest side of 
Magazine Street by the first day of Stpt^ next under the penalty of 
£50 each Lot 

[179] The Committee on the subject of the Petition of Matthew 
Bolmer & others complain' of the obstruction in Chatham Street caused 
by the Tea Water Pump delivering its Water in the Street & by the 
Water Carts being drawn up across the Street when about to receive 
Water, report that they have viewed the Premisses & find the matters 
& Things set forth in the Petition to be true. 

That the Committee have maturely considered the Premisses & arc 
of Opinion that the said Obstruction may be removed (at no great 
Expence to M*" Thompson the present Occupant & part Proprietor of 
the Premisses) by causing the Spout of the said Pump to be raised 
about two feet and by lengthening it so as to deliver the Water at 
the outer part of the paved Walk which would permit foot Passengers 
to pass thereunder without inconvenience and if the said Water Carts 
were ordered to draw up abreast of the Spout near the Gutter 4 
receive the Water in rotation it would remove the obstruction in the 
S* And your Committee recommend that, in order to carry the above 
Regulations into eflfect, Chatham Street from Magazine S* to the Lot 



19 June 1797 CoMMON COUKCIL M1NUTE8 857 

of M' Snydor in said Street be regulated & paved with a brick Walk in 
the usual Way And also that the East side of said Street from Pearl 
Street to Roosevelt Street be regulated & paved in like manner 

Jacob De la Montagnie 
Mangle Minthom 
Anih? Brown 

[180] The Board agree to the said Report & order the same 
Committee to direct the same to be carried into effect except the pav- 
ing of the Street — ^which is postponed for the present 

The Committee on the Petition of the Wood Inspectors on Hudson 
River report that they have had a Meeting with the said Inspectors, 
that an agreement hath taken place between them by which they are 
in future to divide the profits arising from the Inspection of fire Wood 
on Hudsons River once in every Week and also to assist each other 
in the Duties of their respective Office in their several Districts; 
in consequence your G)mmittee are of Opinion that nothing further 
is necessary to be done in the Premisses. 

Ordered that John Slidell Sen' may make a Vault & Area to his 
new House in the Broad Way. 

And that Daniel Hitchcock be permitted to take up Whitehall S^ 
to incert in the Comxnan Sewer a private drain from the Lots of 
James Watson & others on his putting in good Order the Street when 
the Work is done. 

Ordered that the Com^« on Repairs to the Bridewell & Goal cause 
more Oil Vats to be made in the adjoining Cellar And Also that they 
direct a suff* number of close Stools to [be] made for the prisoners in 
Goal. 

Ordered that Rich^ T Lawrence be appointed a Fire Man to 
Engine N» 18 vice Rob* Mott resigned John Evans to Engine N<> 20 
vice John Woodward resigned. & John Breath to N® 18 vice Walter 
Bowne resigned. 

[181] Ordered that the Treas' pay Eleanor Van Bremen the 
iss* Interest of the £60 deposited for the support of her 

Bastard Child. 

David Harriot appointed to collect the Monies on the Assessment 
for paving of Oliver Street reported that the Sum of £12:7:3 as- 
sessed on the Lot of Ann Dealing remains unpaid & that he cannot 
find any distress on the said Lot whereon to levy the said Sum. 

Ordered that such Proceedings be had for the recovery of the said 
Money as by Law is prescribed & directed 

Richard Furman Collector of the Bowery Division of the 7^ W** 



85S 



City of New Yo»k 



96 June 1797 



having all last Winter been afflicted with a severe fit af Sickness & 
from which he is but lately recovered & he beii^ in consequence con- 
siderably in arrear in the collection of the last Years Tax 

Ordered that the Treasurer take his Note with a good Endorser 
for the Ball«« due from him payable in 30, 60 & 90 Days in order that 
a final settlement may be made of the last Years Tax 

Ordered that M' Harsen take order for the taking down of the old 
Alms House. 

Ordered that a Warrant of Atty from this B^ to Gerrit Harsen 
be made out with the Common Seal affixed to authorize & enable him 
as Atty of this B^ to receive & take the Possession of a certain Lot of 
Ground in the vicinity of the new Alms House & recovered by Writt 
of Right against Samuel La Rue 

'*'[181] Ordered that application be made to the Comptroller of the 
State of New York for a Warrant on the State Treas'" for the Money 
appropriated to this City & County by the Act for the encouragem^ of 
Schools. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas*" to pay 

Arondt Van Hook for subsisting criminal Prisoaers in 
Goal i24:16:- 

Bernard Oblenis Qerk of the Police Office for ballc« of 
his Acct , 11:17: 4 

John Fleming for superintends the clean* of Streets 
5th W<i £10:-:- 

Jamcs OUbertson for City Watdi £139: 2: 6 

Nich« Lawrence for the like ilJ9: 2: 6 

John Smith for repairff a Pump & cleans a Well in Eagle 

St 7th Wd £S: 4: 2 

Bogert & Blauvelt for repairs Pumps in the 6th y/d £1: 6: — 



issued 



iss^ 



issued 

issd 
iss^l 



iss<l 
issd 



[182] City of } At a Comnxm Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^- June 26^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



• "v 



Jacob De la Montagnie 
Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Corn* C Roosevelt 
Robert Lenox 



Esq»Ald« 



Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Brown 
Philip J Arcularius 
Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 
Garret Harsen 



.-Assist^" 



Archibald Kerly, Gent admitted & sworn a free man of this City 
On reading a Representation of the Commiss" of the Health 
Office. 



♦ Clerk's error in numbering. — Ed. 



96 Jose 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES S/S9 

An Ordinance was passed requiring M' Kennedy to fill up to a 

proper Heighth with good wholesome Earth so that the Water will 
run off into the River the Street or Wharf in front of his Lots on the 
East side of the fly Market ferry Stairs by the first day of August 
next under the penalty of ilOO. 

An Ordinance was ordered to be prepared for paving the side 
Walks on each side of the exchange Slip Street 

A Petition of James Boyd & others for the use of one of the large 
Rooms in the Hall for Elihu Palmer* to make an Oration was read & 
rejected. 

A Petition of George Pick for compensation for the Buildings re- 
moved from a Lot at the new Alms & recovered by this Corporation 
was read & rejected. 

[183] An Estimate & Assessment for digging out Bedlow Street 
was read & ratified by the Board & the appointment of Persons to 
Collect the Monies & to execute the Work was postponed 

The like for Henry Street and Benj» North was appointed to 
collect the Monies & Daniel Raveau & John Smith were appointed to 
execute the Work. 

A Petition for a Well in new Street was read & granted under 
the Direction of the Aid" & Assist of the W<> 

An Ordinance for paving Herman Street from George Street to 
Charlotte Street was passed by the Board 

A further proposal of Jacob Blackwell to give in exchange a 
greater [amount] of Land for that lately purchased for a burying 
Ground was read & the consideration thereof postponed 

Ordered that the follow* Persons be appointed fire Men viz^ 

Engine N® 9 Jacob Housman vice John Qark resigned. 

No 19 -y^m D Vermillie vice Robert Seaman resigned. 

N<> 23 Rob* Allen vice John Brown resigned & the follow* addi- 
tional. 

Thomas Heckle Sebe Binckerhoff 

William Day Henry Fassaur 

Isaac Hatfield Martin Myers 

Yellis Mandeville David Concklin 

Enos Vail Elijah Pinckney 

[184] The follow* Reports of the Street Committee were respec- 
tively read & agreed to by the Board viz* 

The present Street Committee having examined the following 
Regulations, made under the Direction of the Street Committee the 7*^ 
Dec' 1795, of Broad Way from Barley Street to the Arched Bridge— 

^Marginal note reads An Infidel — Ed. 



860 City of New York 26Jmiel7»7 

of Chappel Street from Barley to Leonard Street— of Barley Street 
from Broad Way to Chappel Street— of Catharine Street from Broad 
Way to Chappel Street— of Leonard Street from Broad Way to Chap- 
pel Street — of Anthony Street from Broad Way to Ann Street and 
thence to Catharine Street and of Catharine Street to the Fresh Water 
Pond. & of Magazine Street from Broad Way to Ann Street & of 
Catharine from Broad Way to Ann Street 

Regulation of Broad Way from Barley Street to the Arched Bridge 

"Ascent from Barley Street to the Intersection of Magazine 
Street with lj4 Inch on 10 feet; in consequence Broad Way will re- 
quire digging at the Intersection of Magazine Street 4 feet 9 Inches 
Thence ascending 120 feet distance & descending 120 feet to the Inter- 
section of Catharine Street — in consequence it will require digging at 
the extent of 120 feet from the Intersection of Magazine Street 7 feet 
4 Inches, and at the Intersection of Catharine Street 6 feet 1 Inch 
[185] Thence ascending 111 feet 6 Inches and descending the same 
distance with 1J4 Inches on 10 feet to the Intersection of Leonard 
Street, in consequence Leonard Street will require digging IS feet 6 
Inches. Thence descending with 2 %o Inches on 10 feet to the arched 
Bridge; in consequence it will require digging at the extent of 125 
feet from the Intersection of Leonard Street 16 feet Thence at the 
extent of 150 feet further 19 feet 7 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 
125 feet further 21 feet 6 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 125 feet 
further 22 feet 10 Inches thence at the extent of 125 feet further IS 
feet 10 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 100 feet further 11 feet 5 
Inches thence at the extent of 100 feet further 4 feet 2 Inches — thence 
at the extent of 100 feet further it will require raising 7 Inches & the 
arched Bridge will remain at it's present heighth being 10 feet 7 Inches 
above the surface of the Meadow 

Regulation of Chappel Street from Barley S^ to Leonard Street 

" Descent from Barley Street to Leonard Street with 1 *%oo I"^^ 
on 10 feet in consequence it will require raising at the intersection of 
Magazine Street 7 feet 3 Inches — at the intersection of Catharine 
[186] Street 4 feet 3 Inches & at the intersection of Leonard Street 
4 feet 6 Inches being the heighth from the surface of the Meadow for 
the proposed Canal. 

Regulation of Barley Street from the regulation of Broad Way to 
Chapel Street 

" Descent from Broad Way to Chapel S^ 1 %o Inch on 10 feet— in 
consequence it will require to be dug at the extent of 146 feet from 



26 June 1797 CoMMON COXTNCIL MiNXJTES 861 

Broad Way 4 feet 9 Inches At the extent of 125 feet further 3 feet 8 
Inches — at the intersection of Church Street 2 feet 5 Inches, thence 
at the extent of 120 feet further 1 foot 1 Inch — ^thence at the extent 
of 100 feet further it will require raising 5 Inches — at the extent of 
100 feet further 1 foot 9 Inches & at the intersection of Chapel S*^ 
1 foot 6 Inches 

Regulation of Catharine Street from the Regulation of the Broad 
Way to Chapel Street 

" Descent from Broad Way (after being dug 6 feet 1 Inch) to 
Chapel Street with 3 %o I^^ch on 10 feet — in consequence it will re- 
quire to be dug at the extent of 216 feet from Broad Way 18 feet 5 
Inches At the extent of 210 feet further 25 feet at the extent of 43 
feet further 23 feet 7 Inches — at the intersection of Chiu-ch S* 7 feet 
9 Inches — ^at the extent of 100 feet further 3 feet — at the extent of 150 
feet further it will require filling 4 feet 3 Inches & at the intersection 
of Chapel Street 4 feet 3 Inches. 

[187] Regulation of Leonard Street from the regulation of Broad 
Way to the regulation of Chapel Street. 

" Descent from Broad Way (after being dug 15 feet 6 Inches) to 
Chapel Street 3 *%oo Inches on 10 feet, in consequence it will re- 
quire digging at the extent of 176 feet from Broad Way 15 feet 4 
Inches— nat the extent of 200 feet further 26 feet 8 Inches— at the 
intersection of Church Street 28 feet 8 Inches at the extent of 50 
feet further 27 feet 11 Inches— at the extent of 50 feet further 25 
feet 3 Inches — at the extent of 50 feet further 19 feet 5 Inches — ^at the 
extent of 50 feet further 12 feet— at the extent of 50 feet further 6 
feet 1 Inch — at the extent of 100 feet further it will require to be 
filled in 11 Inches and at the intersection of Chapel Street 4 feet 6 
Inches 

Regulation of Anthony Street from Broad Way to Ann Street — 
Ann Street from Anthony to Catharine Street & so down Catharine 
Street to fresh Water Pond. 

"Descent from the Regulation of Broad Way along Anthony 
Street to Ann Street along said Ann Street from Anthony to Catha- 
rine Street & along said Catharine Street to fresh Water Pond with 
2%Q Inches on 10 feet. In consequence Anthony Street will require 
filling 7 feet 9 Inches at the eastern Range of Broad Way conformable 
to the R^;ulation of Broad Way [188] at the extent of 100 feet 
further, to be filled 13 feet 8 Inches ; at the extent of 100 feet further 
IS feet 9 Inches, at the extent of 100 feet further 16 feet one Inch and 



862 City of New York 26 June 1797 

at the intersection of Ann Street 16 feet 9 Inches ; from thence along 
Ann Street, where the intersection of said Ann and Magazine 
Street requires filling 2 feet 5 inches, thence towards Catharine Street 
where it requires filling 8 feet 10 Inches at the extent of 120 feet 
distance from Magazine Street, and at the intersection of Catharine 
Street it requires digging 10 Inches ; Thence from the Western range 
of Ann Street, down Catharine Street, to fresh Water Pond, where it 
will require filling 6 feet 9 Inches at the extent of 140 feet, from 
the Western range of Ann Street, and at the extent of 150 feet further 
at fresh W^ater Pond 4 feet 6 Inches. 

Regulation of Magazine Street from Broad Way to Ann Street 
Descent from Broad Way (after being dug 4 feet 9 Inches) to Ann 
Street, with 4 2%oo Inches on 10 feet, in consequence of this, it will 
require filling, at the extent of 116 feet distance of Broad Way, one 
foot 6 Inches, at the extent of 100 feet further 2 feet one Inch, at the 
extent of 100 feet further 11 Inches, and at the intersection of Ann 
Street 2 feet 5 Inches. 

Regulation of Catharine Street from Broadway, to Ann Street. 

Descent from Broad Way (after being dug 6 feet 1 Inch) to Ann 
Street, with 5 ''^%oo Inches on 10 feet — ^in consequence of this it re- 
quires digging ^t the extent of 116 feet distance from Broad Way 5 
feet 3 Inches, at the extent of 100 feet further 5 feet 5 Inches, at the 
extent of 100 feet further 4 feet 7 Inches and at the intersection of 
Ann Street 10 Inches. 

[189] The Street Committee further report the following Re- 
lations of Chapel from Barley to the North side of Leonard Street, of 
Barley and Duane Streets from Chapel to the extent of the Grants 
in the North River, from Barley to Provoost Streets and of Green- 
wich Street from Reed to Watts Street. 

Regulation of Chapel Street, from Barley Street to the North 
side of Leonard Street — Descent from the Regulation of Barlay 
Street along Chapel Street with 1 %o Inch on 10 feet to the North 
side of Leonard Street — in consequence of this it will require to be 
raised at the extent 105 feet, from the South Kennel in Barley Street 
4 feet 9 Inches, thence at the extent of 145 feet further (being the 
intersection of Thomas Street) 8 feet 4 Inches, thence at the extent of 
240 feet further (being the intersection of Catharine Street) 4 feet 6 
Inches, thence at the extent of 260 feet further being the North side 
of Leonard Street where it will be raised 4 feet 6 Inches above the 
surface of the Meadow. 



26 June 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 888 

Regulation of Barlay and Duane Streets from Chapel Street to the 
Extent of the Grants into the North River. 

Ascent from the Regulation of Barley Street in a distance of 200 
feet, (being the intersection of Hudson Street) with 1J4 Inch on 10 
feet, thence ascending along Duane Street in a distance of 177 feet 
6 Inches, and descending in a distance of 277 feet 6 Inches with 2 
Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of Greenwich Street, thence de- 
scending in a. distance of 473 feet (being the extent of the Grants) 
with 2}4 Inches on 10 feet, agreeable [190] to this regulation, the Wall 
Plate at the extent of the Grants, will be 4 feet above high Water 
— In consequence of this R^ulation, the Intersection of Hudson 
Street will require to be raised 12 feet 5 Inches, the intersection of 
Greenwich Street, being 455 feet distance from the intersection of 
Hudson Street, will remain in its present Situation, and the intersec* 
tion of Washington Street will require to be dug one foot one Inch 

Regulation of Hudson Street from Barley to Provoost Streets. 

Ascent from Barley Street in a distance of 123 feet and descend in 
a distance of 143 feet 6 Inches with 2 Inches on 10 feet, to the inter- 
section of Thomas Street, thence ascending in a distance of 71 feet, 
and descending 191 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of 
Catharine Street; thence ascending in a distance of 192 feet and de- 
scending the same distance with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection 
of Provoost Street — In consequence of this, the intersection of Barley 
Street will require to be raised 12 feet 5 Inches, the Intersection of 
Thomas Street 12 feet; the intersection of Jay Street 10 feet 8 Inches 
—the intersection of Catharine Street 6 feet 8 Inches, the Intersection 
of Harrison Street 4 feet 9 Inches, the Intersection of Leonard Street 
will require to be dug 7 feet 8 Inches, and the intersection of Pro- 
voost Street 6 feet 9 Inches. 

Regulation of Greenwich Street, from the Pavement at Reade 
Street to Watt's Street — ^Ascent from the Pavement at Read Street to 
the intersection of Duane Street (being 223 feet distance) with 1J4 
Inch on 10 feet, thence ascending 120 feet, and descending 120 feet 
with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of Jay Street, thence as- 
cending [191] 120 feet and descending 120 feet with 2 Inches on 10 
feet to the intersection of Harrison Street, thence ascending 120 feet, 
and descending 120 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection 
of Provoost Street, thence ascending 65 feet and descending 175 feet 
with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of Moore Street, thence 
ascending 120 feet and descending 120 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet 



884 City of New York 26Juiiel7OT 

to Beach Street, thence ascending 132 feet 6 Inches, and descending 
132 feet 6 Inches with 2 Inches on 10 feet, to the intersection of 
Hubert Street, thence ascending 120 feet and descending 120 feet with 
2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of Vestry Street, thence as- 
cending 120 feet and descending 120 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet to 
the intersection of Laight Street, thence ascending 120 feet and de- 
scending 120 feet with two Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of 
Desbrosses Street, thence ascending 120 feet and descending 120 feet 
to the intersection of Watts' Street — ^in Consequence of this regulation 
the intersection of Duane Street will remain in its present Situation; 
the intersection of Jay Street will require to be dug 9 Inches, the in- 
tersection of Harison Street 7 Inches, and the intersection of Provoost 
Street 6 Inches ; the intersection of Moore Street will require to be 
raised one foot 10 Inches, the intersection of Beach Street requires 
raising 6 feet 3 Inches, the intersection of Hubert Street 4 feet one 
Inch, the intersection of Vestry Street 5 feet 7 inches, the intersection 
of Laight Street 9 feet 4 Inches, the intersection of Desbrosses Street 
10 feet 11 Inches, and the intersection of Watts Street will require 
raising 5 feet [192] 10 Inches — ^Agreeable to this Regulation, the 
Streets on the West side of Greenwich Street, after the Wall Plate of 
the Dock at the extent of the Grants is raised 4 feet above common 
high Water, will have a descent of 2j4 Inches on 10 feet from Duane 
Street to Provoost Street inclusive and from Moore S'^ to Watts Street 
^-the Water will run with a descent of 2 Inches on 10 feet to the 
extent of the Grants. 

R^;ulation of Fletcher Street from the Southern Kennel in Front 
Street, to the Dock at the East River. 

Ascent from the Southern Kennel in front Street in a distance of 
68 feet, and descent in a distance of 148 feet, with 1 yi Inch on 10 f eet— 
In consequence of this, it will require to be raised at the extent of the 
68 feet from the Southern Kennel in front Street, (being the highest 
Ground) one foot 9 Inches. 

A temporary Regulation of part of Winne Street, from Bayard 
Street to S^ Nicholas Street. 

Ascent in a distance of 335 feet with 2j4 Inches on 10 feet— In 
consequence of this it will require to be dug at the extent of 10 feet 
from the Kennel in Bayard Street 7 feet 7 Inches, thence at the exent 
of 125 feet further 9 feet 2 Inches, thence at the exent of 125 feet 
further 1 foot 6 Inches and at the extent of 75 feet further it will 
remain in its present Situation 



8 July 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 865 

[193] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*" to 
pay 

iss^ Garret Harsen on Ace* towards public Work 

. Daniel Raveau & John Smith on Ace* towards filling in 

^^ at Pecks Slip 

issd V/m J Elsworth for lights Lamps 

i$si Nich* Lawrence for City Watch 

iss^ James Culbertson for the like 

\ss^ Angevine & Adams for watchs at the Gaol 

iss<i Goodeve & Brown for Candles 

issd John Ackerman for superintends cleans Streets 4^ W^ 

. Fred: Jay, Commissions for sells Stands in Fly Market 

"* at Auction 

issd Tho« Farmer for a Bulkhead at Pecks Slip 

Rob* Valentine for a Bulkhead & Sewer at Roosevelt 
Street Slip 



iss<* 



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139: 2; 


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139: 2: 


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[194] City of ^ At a Common G)uncil held on Monday 

New YorkJ^®* the 3^ day of July 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 

Jacob De La Montagne ' 

Anthony Post 



._ ... Philip J Arcularius .. .^ 

|-Esq«Aldn j^^^,^ j^.^^^^„ ^Assist. 

Thomas Storm 



Theophs Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Com* C Roosevelt 
Jotham Post 

M' Mayor laid before the Board a Letter from His Excellency 
Ae Governor to him, stating that the Commissioners appointed to 
procure Arms Ammunition & other military Stores had fixed on a 
Piece of the Common Lands at the jtmction of the Post & Blooming 
Dale Roads part of which hath been for some time used as a public 
burying Ground and that His Excellency had signified to the Commis- 
sioners his approbation of their erecting the necessary Buildings at 
that Place for military Stores provided this Board should consent to 
grant to the State as much of the said Ground as might be requisite. 

Whereupon the Board determined that a Grant be made to the 
People of the State of New York of the said Piece [195] of Ground 
for the purpose afores* reserving such part as hath been used for 
the interment of the Dead & a convenient Piece for a Passage thereto 
from the Post Road And that the Qk prepare such Grant & report 
the same to the Board. 

Ordered that M'' Recorder be directed to proceed by Ejectment 



866 City of New Youk 8 July 1797 

or otherwise against Daniel Dunbar for Intrusion on the public prop- 
erty beyond the limits of the Grant of his Water Lot at Buriings Slip; 
And that a Warrant of Atty from this Board to M*^ Recorder be 
prepared accordingly 

Ordered that Aid" Lenox take order for the digging out the Fly 
Market Slip And that M*; Harsen direct the making of a Pale fence 
at the City Hall along the Windows of the Supreme Court Qerks 
Office & sinks to prevent the spreading of Urine over the flat Pave- 
ment at the City Hall. 

A Petition of John Dietz leather Dresser & manufacturer of Glue 
for Relief against the Expences of removing the Implements of his 
Business out of the City ; was read & referred to Aid'* Beekman & 
Mess" Post & Minthom 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Fletcher Street was read & 
ratified by the Board & Hugh Montgomerie was appointed to collect 
the Monies thereon & George Gk)sman to pave the s** Street. 

[196] The like for digging out Winne Street and John Tabellie 
was appointed to collect the Monies & Charles Masten & Frederick 
Truelight to dig out the s^ Street 

The like for digging out Bedlow Street & Richard Furman was 
appointed to collect the Monies & Henry Shearman Peter Sanders & 
William Butler to dig out the s** Street 

The Committee on the Subject of the Collector of the Fees or 
Rates of public Wharfage & Slippage reported that the same ought 
to be farmed out ; which was agreed to by the Board 

Ordered that the Clerk advertize that Proposals written & sealed 
will be received at the City Clerks Office until the S^ day of Aug* next 
for farming the collection of all the Monies arising & which may be 
receivable by virtue of the Law " to r^^late the l)ring of Vessels at 
the public Wharfs & in the Slips of the City of New Yoric & to 
establish the Rates of Wharfage" for one Year to commence the 
day of next — ^the highest Bidder to be considered the Pur- 

chasor & entitled to the Priviledge on his giving approved Security 
for the Payment of the purchase Money in quarterly payments. 

Ordered that John Farrington be appointed a fireman to Engine 
N° 3 vice Simon Kiersted resigned. 

[197] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to 

pay 

Arthur Smith for paving Cherry Street at Cadia Slip 

«»** Market £40: 8: 4 

iss^ Anthony Post for Expences of Road Committee 8:5: — 



12 July 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



867 



The G>imnittee on small Change Notes reported that they had 

burnt to ashes the f ollow> viz^ 

aSOO of Id £35: 8 

a400 of 2d 70: — 

9400 of 3d 117:10 

I imperfect Sheet — : 6 



4: 4 



City of ) At a G)nmion Council held on Wednes* 

New Yorkp* day the 12»J» July 1797. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 

Theoph* Beekman 

Jacob De kMontagnie f E»<l"Ald« 

Jotham Post 



Anthony Post 
Anthony Brown 
Mangle Minthorne 
Thomas Storm 
Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Philip J Arcularitis 



^As8ist«i 



[198] Ordered that the Treasurer negociate a further loan with 
the Bank of New York of 4000 Dollars 'till Monies can be raised 
by the ensuing Tax. 

The Grant ordered at the last Meeting to the People of the State 
of New York of the Peace of the Common Lands at the junction of 
the Post & Bloomingdale Roads for Magazines of military Stores, was 
read & agreed to by the Board & the Common Seal was ordered to be 
afiixed thereto & M' Mayor to subscribe the same on behalf of the 
Board 

On the application of Sam^ Abbot 

Ordered that he be permitted to insert a private Drain from the 
Cellar of his House in Broad Street into the public Drain to take the 
Water from his Cellar 

A Presentment of the Grand Jurors of the last Court of General 
Sessions of the Peace against certain defects as to the comfortable 
accommodation of the Debtors confined in Goal & recommending 
certain Improvements, was read and referred to the Committee on 
Repairs to the Goal to take order for making such of the said Im- 
provements as they may conceive necessary & proper to be done at 
the public Expence. 

A Letter from M' Da Costa & some other Debtors in Goal for 
permission to make certain Improvements to their Room was read & 



S68 Cmr of Nbw Yoek 12 July 1797 

referred to the same G)inmittee to examine into & to report to 
the fid 

[199] A Petition of David Marshall to be appointed to superin- 
tend the new public burying Ground; was read & referred to the 
Committee on that subject. 

A Petition of Cole M*^Gregor & several others remonstrating 
against the exchanging the place lately purchased for a public burying 
Ground for the Land belonging to M*" Oothout & others was read & 
referred to the same Com^« 

A Petition for the Regulation & paving of Mulberry Street was 
read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Be it ordained that no leave or permission to any Person or 
Persons to incumber or obstruct any Street Wharf or Pier in pursu- 
ance of the Ordinance entitled " A Law for paving & keeping in Re- 
pair & to prevent Obstructions in the Streets in the City of New 
York " shall be valid unless the same be in writing & signed & dated 
by the Mayor or Recorder or the Alderman granting the same & 
limited & confined to Persons only that are or shall be building or 
repairing Houses or other Buildings & particularly specifying to what 
extent such leave or permission shall go. 

An Ordinance was passed for filling up Warren Street from 
Greenwich Street to the River agreable to the Regulation thereof by 
the 1»* Oct*" next under the penalty of £100 each Lot 

[200] Ordered that David Cunningham be appointed a fire Man 
to Engine N** 12 vice Tho' R Smith resign'd 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wan*» on the Treasurer to pay. 

iss^ The Comniissn of the Health Office on Acc^ £150: 

iss^ Commissi of Alms H* &c on Ace* i600; 

iss<l Jacob Harsen on Acc^ tow<>« Roads £200; 

iss^ Committee on Repairs to Goal on Acct £300; 

iss<^ John MillidoUer for a lost fire Bucket 16/ 

iss<^ John Mitchell Qerk at an Election of Assessor 5tl> W<1. . 16:—:— 

£x<v &c of Robert Berwick for superintendc cleans 

»"^ Streets £S:-:- 

iss^ John Stagg for paving at several Wells in l«t & 4^ W^* £2: 5: 6 

John Borris for Expences at his House on celebration 

t«8d 4tii July £62:-:- 

Rinier Skaats for ringing the public Bells on the same 



i88<^ 



Day £6 



iss<i John Ten Eyck for Gun Powder same Day £26 

issd Van Alen & Hartwick for Repairs to Pumps 7^ W<1. . . . £5 
iss<i Evert Bancker Jun' for Surveys £6 



12 



14 



18 July 1797 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 889 

isa^ CastimrTh:Goerick for the like £27: 8: — 

issd James Culbcrtson for City Watch £129: 2: 6 

iud Nich« Lawrence for the like £139: 2: 6 

[201] City of ^ At a Meeting of the Mayor Recorder & 

New York J ^^* Aldermen on Thursday July 13«» 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

James Kent Esq*^ Recorder 

Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jacob Ddamontagnie 
Robert Lenox 
Jotham Post 
Nich* Bayard 

The Board proceeded to examine the Tax Lists of the several 

Wards and and settled the Quota's of the respective Wards as fol- 

low's viz* 

Dollars 

1« W<> amount of Real & Person' Estate 1500,000 

2* do 3600,000 

^ do 3750,000 

4«fc do 1700.000 

5«fc do 1600,000 

6A do 1250,000 

7^ do South of the Line) 1100,000 

do doNorAof do J Bowery 1100,000 

do Harlem 400,000 

Total 16000,000 

The Board then determined the am* of the Monies required to be 
raised by Tax this Year as follows. 

Dollars 

On City & County 81,000 

on do for Schools 2,360 

83,360 
On the Oty South of tiie Line 31,500 

Total 114,860 



S70 



City of New Yoek 



17 July 1797 



[202] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^- the 17^ July 1797. 

Present/ James Kent Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theophs Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Robert Lenox 



•-EsqnAldn 



Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
Mangel Minthome 
Nich* Carmer 
Phil: Arcularius 
Antho Brown 
Tho« Storm 



^Assists 



A Representation of the Health Commiss" as to the State of the 
Street at Burlings Slip was read & referred to the Aid** & Assist of 
the 3<* & the Ald*^ of the 2^ Wards to take effectual Measures for 
filling it up without delay 

A Petition of Robert Bowne & Thomas Eddy for additional Grants 
in front of their Water Lots (between Pine & De Peyster Streets) 
out to the Permanent Street on the River of 70 feet wide, was read 
& granted & Grants ordered to be prepared 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist* of the 3^ & the Ald*^ of the 2* 
W* be a Committee to enquire into the Subject & to report whether 
the Fly Market Slip cannot be improved by widening it as it extends 
into the River. 

[203] Ordered that the Aid" & Assist of the 6^^ & the Assist* of 
the 4*** W*^ be a Committee to get the Drain from the Alms H* Goal 
& Bridewell to Hudson's River done by Contract. 

Ordered that Valentine Arnold be appointed an Inspector of fire 
Wood at James Slip, Catharine Slip & the Slips to the East Ward in 
Comply with Peter King & Henry Beekman 

Ordered that William Lord be appointed a fire Man to Engine N** 
2 vice James Thomas gone to Sea 

Ordered that M*" Recorder issue his Warr*^ on the Treasurer to 
pay 

David Marshall for superintend^ Potters field bvLTying 
Ground f 18: 1ft:- 



issd 



issd 



Garret De Bois for a lost fire Bucket. 



£0:16:- 



24 July 1797 CoMMOK COUNCIL MlNUTES 



871 



[204] City of ? 

New York 5^ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 24"* July 1797 



Present/ James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Theophilus Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagniu 
Robert Lenox 
Corn» C Roosevelt 



.Esq»Aldn 



Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 
Anthony Brown 
Mr Arcttlarius 



I 



Assist^ 



A Petition of John Murray Jun*" praying that by Reason of the 
heavy Expences in making the outer Street of 70 feet Wide in the 
River in front of his Water Lots on the East side of the Wall Street 
Slip & his great Loss by the late fire, that the Board would grant him 
the Right of Wharfage on the said [side] of the Slip for a reasonable 
limited Time or some aid in his Expences ; was read & rejected 

A Petition of Hezekiah Heath for permission to insert a private 
Drain from his Cellar into the Common Sewer of Ferry Street was 
read & referred to the Aid" & Assist of the 5^ & the Assist* of the 
S^Wd 

Ordered that John Franklin be permitted to make Vaults under 
the Street in front of his new Houses in Cherry & Water Streets 
And W" Murray to make an Airy to his House in Cherry Street 
under Direction of Aid" & Assist of the W*^ 

[205] An Estimate and Assessm^ for paving both sides of James 
Slip was ratified by the Board And David Harriot was appointed to 
collect the Monies & Thomas Whytlaw to pave the s<* Streets 

The like for paving Harman Street and Benj" North was ap- 
pointed to collect the Monies & Thomas Whytlaw & George Walton to 
pave the s^ Street 

Ordered that M"" Recorder issue his Warr*« on the Treas*^ to pay. 

IS94 ft 

delMtoRichd Waters Furman for the Corporations assessmt 
Purxnan 



for digging out Chatham Square £200 : — 



iss<l Garret Harsen on Ace* 500 : — 

iss<i The Committee on Repairs to Goal & Bridewell 200: — 

wA Bernard Oblenis Qerk of the Police Office for baUce. . . 9: 18 

nsA Archibald Dunlap for Repairs to Pumps l«t Wd 31 : S 

issd Corn" J Bogert for 2 lost fire Buckets 1 : 12 

iss<l Richd Williamson for 3 do 2 : 8 

iss<i Isaac Mead for Repairs to Bridewell 89 : 4 

iss<i Nich« Lawrence for City Watch 139 : 2 

iss<i James Culbertson for the like 139 : 2 



10 
10 



4 
6 
6 



872 City of New Yobk 81 July 1797 

[206] City of ) At a G)inmon Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp®' the 31« day of July 1797 

Present/ James Kent Esq"" Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Nich* Basrard 



Mangle Minthom 
Nich« Gartner 
^Esq»Aldn Philip J Arcularius 

Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 



Ordered that David Walker be permitted to take up his old rain 
Water Cistern & to put a new one in the Street adjoining his House 
on condition that he put the Street in good order 

And that Eben*" Brush be permitted to make an Area to his House 
under the Direction of the Aid** & Assist of the W** 

The Street Committee reported in favor of the Petition for re- 
lating Mulberry Street And thereupon "An Ordinance for diggii^ 
out & paving the said Street from Cross S* to Bayard Street, was 
passed by the B** And it was ordered that the whole of the Street 
commencing at Chatham S^ & ending at Bayard Street be called & 
known by the name Mulberry Street 

[207] The Street Committee reported the follow* R^^ulation of 
Magazine Street from Chatham Street to Ann Street; which was 
agreed to by the Board viz* 

"Descent from Chatham Street to Brooks Street with 1% Inchon 
10 feet and ascent from Brooks Street to Ann Street with 3j4 Inches 
on 10 feet In consequence it will be required to be raised at the extent 
of ISO feet from Chatham Street 7 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 
120 feet further (being the Intersection of Augustus Street) 2 feet 2 
Inches — ^thence at the extent of 95 feet further 4 feet 2 Inches — thence 
at the extent of 175 feet further 5 feet — ^thence at the extent of 100 
feet further 7 feet 4 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 100 feet farther 
(being at the Intersection of Brooks Street) to be raised 8 Inches— 
thence at the extent of 174 feet further 10 feet 2 Inches— thence a< 
the extent of 110 feet further (being the Intersection of Ann Street) 
2 feet 5 Inches." 

The Street Committee on the Petition of Gerard Walton & others 
read 17*'» April last reported that an Ordinance ought to be passed for 
compelling the proprietor & Occupant to fill up under the Store com- 
plained of within one Month & also to remove such Part of the said 
Stores as obstruct the Street on or before the 14^ May next which 
was agreed to by the Board 



7 Aug. 1797 Common Council Minutes 



S78 



[206] The Committee on the Petition of Hezekiah Heath report 
that he ought to be permitted to insert a private Drain, to draw the 
Water from his Cellar, into the Common Sewer of Ferry Street; 
which was agreed to by the Board 

The Committee for the purpose appointed reported & laid before 
the Board several Plans of a Common Sewer from the Alms House 
through Chambers Street into Hudsons River & one of them N^ 
was adopted by the Board & the same Committee were directed to 
take order for the making of the said Common Sewer by contract 

On reading a Petition for the purpose the following Ordinance 
was passed prohibiting Boats or Vessels laden with Hay from coming 
into or laying at the Corporation Wharf or Bason between Partition 
& Vesey Streets on Hudson River. 

Be it ordained that no Hay shall be brought into or landed at the 
G)rporation Bason or Wharfs between Partition and Vesey Streets 
(m Hudson River after the fifteenth day of Aug^ next And if any Hay 
shall be brought into or landed at the said Bason or Wharfs after the 
said Day the Owner Master or Possessor of the Vessel in which such 
Hay shall be brought shall forfeit & pay as a [209] fine the Sum of 
forty Shillings for each Offence. 

Ordered that M' Recorder issue his Warrants on the Treasurer 

to pay 

is9A Nich* Carmer on Ace* towards the Fish Market £600 : — : — 

. Riley & Peterson for filling in the Corporation Lot at 

"' Roosevelt St i78:— : — 

. John J Roome & C© for copying & carrying out pound- 

"^ age Tax Books... £31:12: — 

issi Wtllm J Elswortfa for lightf Lamps £76: 5: 8 



City of } 
New Yorkp' 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held at the Alms 
House on Monday Aug* 7^ 1797 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Nicholas Ba3rard 
Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
G)ni* C Roosevelt 
Jotham Post 
Jacob De la Montagne 



••EsqwAld" 



Nich* Carmer 
Mangel Minthom 
Anthony Brown 
Garret Harsen 
Philip J Arcularias 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 



^Assist* 



M*^ Recorder & the other Members having visited & examined the 
several Wards' in the Ahns House & Bridewell [210] The Committee 



874 City or New Yobk 7 Aug. 1797 

of Ace** rq)orted that they had duly examined the Ace** of Receipts 
& Expenditures of the Commiss'» for the last Quarter & found them 
just & Right 

those of the Aim H^ amounts to £3188: 8: 2^ 

of the Bridewell to 452:19: 9 

An Estimate of the Conuniss'* for the ensuing Quarter was read 
& approved viz^ 

for the Alms House £2700:—: — 

for the Bridewell 300:—:— 

. , Ordered that M** Recorder issue his Warr* on the Treas' for 

iss^ , 

paym* accord^^y 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Moore Street was read & 
ratified by the B<^ & George Gosman was appointed to collect the 
Monies & to pave the said Street 

A proposal of John Wareham & others to open a public Street 
through their Lots from Henry to Bedlow Street was read & referred 
to the Street Committee 

A Petition from a number of Owners & Masters of Vessels fre- 
quenting the public Slips & Wharfs complain* of the Rates of Wharf- 
age & Slippage was read & rejected 

A Petition of Jacob Wilkins for permission to sink a Block beyond 
the outer range or extent of West Street on Hudson River by Reason 
that the Wharf by him lately sunk is overset into the River ; was read 
And the Board determined that it would be improper to permit the 
sinking of any Wharf beyond the outer Range or extent of the said 
Street. 

[211] Several Improvements being necessary in the Yard of & 
about the Alms House for the oeconomical management of the Busi- 
ness of the House, the Com*«« were directed to take order for the 
making of such as shall appear to them indispensably necessary. 

Ordered that the Committee on the Subject direct such of the 
Materials of the old Alms House as may [be] useful to be taken [for] 
the purpose of putting the Ground lately purchased for a burymg 
Ground in order & the erection of a small Building for the Superin- 
tendant 

An Ordinance for paving Chatham Street from the present Pave- 
ment thereof at James Street to Catharine Street & thence up the 
Bowery Lane to S* Nicholas Street ; was passed by the B<* 

Ordered that M*^ Recorder issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to 
pay. 



14 Aug. 1797 Common Council Minutes 875 

Jacob Morton, James Morris & W"> Johnson Esqn Jus- 
is$<l tices for tr3rin£: Causes under the £10 Law for one Q" 

allowance £184 : 16 : — 

iss<* James Culbertson for City Watch" £139 : 2 : 6 

iss* Nich* Lawrence for the like 139: 2: 6 

iss^t James Culbertson for Guard at Goal £S: 10: — 

Robt Valentine for Carpenters Work at Cath" & Beek- 

man Slips £4: 3 : 3 



issd 



[212] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^** the 14^ day of Aug* 1797 

Present/ James Kent Esq*^ Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Jotham Post 



Anthony Post 

Anthony Brown 

_ .«. Mangle Minthorn 

}.E8q»Al<l- ^r^^ s^^ 

Philip J Arcularitts 
Garret Harsen 



Assist^ 



On an Application of Isaac Terboss. Ordered that he be per- 
mitted to make a Vault under the Street in front of his Hotise in 
Liberty Street. 

And on the Application of David Walker Ordered that he be per- 
mitted to make an an Area & to lead a private Drain from his Cellar 
into the public Drain at White Hall 

A Petition of Bemardus Swartwout for an additional Grant of 
the Soil under the Water of Hudsons River out to West Street was 
read & granted. 

Ordinances for paving the follow* Streets were read & passed by 
the B^ viz* 

" That part of Qiatham Street or Square (which lies on the East 
side of the Range of Chatham Street) from the Pavement at James 
Street to Catharine Street " 

" For filling in Magazine Street from Chatham Street to Ann 
Street " 

[213] " For paving of the Street in front of the Exchange Slip 
from the present pavement in Front Street to the River & the Piers 
cm each side of the said Slip out to the River Also South Street from 
Whitehall Slip to the Exchange Slip And also the Street on the East 
side of the White Hall Slip " 

" And for paving Washington Street from the New Albany Bason 
to the Pavement at Wilkins's Lot " 



876 City ov New York 21 Aug. 1797 

Ordered that the follow' Persons be appointed firemen viz* 

to Engine N® 11 Joseph Powell & John Halsted vice Peter Van 

Shiver & John Wilkins resigned. 

Engine N° 20 Edmund Livingston vice John W Elsworth resigned 
Ordered that the Street Conmiittee direct a Survey to be made of 

front Street from Burling to Beekman Slip & from Bedmian to Pecks 

Slip 

Ordered that Thomas Bushfield be appointed a Measurer of Grain 
Ordered that M*" Recorder issue his Warrants on the Treas' to pay 

iss<l Nich« Carmer on acc^ towards new Fish Market £600:— :~ 

i8S<i Garret Harsen on Ace* £300: —: — 

. Bogert & Blauvelt for Repairs to a Well & Pump Chat- 

*" ham Street £8: 9:10 

r 

. Daniel Kingsland for cleaning out & Repairs to a Well 

'" & Pump near Catharine Slip £14: 7: 7 

issd Robert Valentine for a Bulkhead Peck Slip £186: —: - 

issd David Waldron for Repairs to Roads £144: 3: 6 

issd Gabriel Furman for an Iron Stove £4:10: — 

[214] The Qerk delivered to the Board Proposals sealed from 
several Persons for the purchase of the Fees arising from the public 
Wharfs & Slips in this City for one Year to commence the !•* day of 
September next And Jonathan Pearssee & Thomas Ash appeared to 
be the highest Bidders viz* twelve thousand seven hundred Dollars, 
which was acceded to by the Board 

Ordered that a Warrant appointing them Collectors of the said 
Fees on behalf of this Board be made out accordingly. 

[215] City of I At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkf ^- , Aug* 21»* 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 

Jacob De laMontagnie Mangle Minthom 

Cornelius C Roosevelt Nicholas Carmer 

Theoph* Beekman Anthony Brown 

Jotham Post Anthony Post 

Robert Lenox Philip J Arcularitts 

Gabriel Furman Thomas Storm 

A Representation from the Health Commissi<Miers was read statii^ 
that certain I-ots, described in a List enclosed, late part of the Estate 
of John Ireland, are so low as that the Water remains thereon stag- 
nant & that they are receptacles for Dead Animals, to the great danger 
of the health of the Inhabitants in that Quarter ; And further that the 



21 Aug. 1797 Common Council Minutes 877 

Lots of John Dekfidd at the Exchange Slip remain in a sunken 
unwholesome State. 

Whereupon Ordinances were passed by the Board requiring the 
Proprietors and Occupants of the said first above mentioned Lots to 
raise them to such Heighth as that the Water do not remain thereon, 
stagnant And also requiring John Delafield to cause his said Lots to be 
properly filled up the whole to be executed & performed by the first 
day of October next under the Penalty of 100 Dollars for each Lot 

[216] Isaac Gouvemeur having at his own Expence made a Com- 
mon Sewer in Front Street & Gouvemeurs Alley he is authorized to 
demand Compensation for his Expence from any Person who shall 
insert a private Drain in the said Common Sewer 

Ordered the like with respect to a Common Sewer he has Per- 
mission to make from his new House in Hanover Square into the Old 
Slip. 

Christopher Hughes has permission to take up part of Roosevelt 
Street to insert a private Drain in the Common Sewer on his pa3dng 
a reasonable Proportion towards the Expence of making the said 
Common Sewer & putting the Street in good Order 

Archibald Dunlap has permission to make an Area to his House 
in Henry Street. 

On reading a Petition for the purpose An Ordinance was passed 
" for digging out & paving Division Street from the present Pavement 
thereof at East George Street to Rutgers Street." 

On reading a Petition for the Purpose Ordered that the Ordinance 
for filling in Magazine Street be suspended for this Season on Condi- 
tion that the Neighborhood fill up the Street so as to make it dry & 
passable. 

Ordered that John McLean be & he is hereby appointed Keeper of 
the public Magazine for Gun Powder at Inchlambergh provided that 
all the Gun Powder stored there be at his Risque. 

[217] An Estimate & Assessm^ for paving the Street on each side 
of Cortlandt Slip was read & ratified by the B^ & Thomas Lafoy was 
appointed to collect the Monies thereon & W°* M^Cabe to pave the s** 
Streets 

The like for the digging out & paving of Mulberry S^ & John 
Tablee was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & Henry Hulsart 
Ab« Stagg & Tho« F Stagg to execute the Work 

A Petition from the Neighborhood at the two Mile Stone for a fire 
Engine was read & granted. 



878 City of New Yoek 21 Aug. 1797 

The follow* Persons were appointed fire Men to Engine N** 1. viz* 

Joshua Barker W" Ferguson 

Matthias Nack Peter Mabee 

Q)melius Mabee David Halstead 

Abraham Day John Stevenson 

James Riker John R Johnson 

The Committee on the Subject of the Drain or Sewer from the 
Alms House to Hudsons River reported that they had received Pro- 
posals for building the same from sundry Persons and that Thomas 
Whytlaw was the lowest viz* Sixteen Shillings & six Pence per foot 
running Measure 

Ordered that the same Committee prepare the Articles of Agreem^ 
& take a Bond with good Seairity for the performance. 

The Committee on small change Notes reported that they had 

burnt to ashes the follow* vi^ 

5700 of 3d £71: 5:- 

7400 of 2<i 61:13:4 

6500 of Id 27: 1:8 

1000 do 4: 3: 4 



£164: 3: 4 
[218] Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to 

pay 

W« Sloo & Co for pursuing the Persons who stole the 
issued Gun Powder out of the public Magazine & recovers 

the Powder £12:-:- 

issd Bogert & Blauvelt for Repairs to Pumps 4^ Wd £33: 1 :- 

issd Wm B Ogden for the like £10: 19: 9 

issd ArchdDunlap for the like 7* Wd £5: 9: 6 

issd John Brower for covers the Court Room Table £5:9:9 

issd Bernard Oblenis Qerk of the Police Office for bailee. . . £11 : 10: 10 

issd Rinier Skaats for 1 Qr Salary £20: 0: — 

The same for Disbursemt* 1 : 14: 6 

issd Nich« Lawrence for City Watchm^ £139: 2: 6 

issd James Culbertson for the like £139: 2: 6 



28 Aug. 1797 Common Council Minutes 879 

[219] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^* the 28^ day of Aug* 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 
Gabrid Furman 



Jacob De laMontagnie 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Robert Lenox 



Anthony Brown 

^E8q«Aldn Anthony Post 

Philip Arcularius 
Manege Minthom 



^Assists 



The Health Commissi" delivered in an Acc^ of their Expenditures 
& of the Money come into their Hands for Fines under the Law for 
preventing Nuisances; which was read & filed. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas** to pay the 
said Commissioners 500 Dollars on Acc^ 

Articles of Agreement between this Board & Thomas Whytlaw for 
making the Drain or Sewer from the Alms House into Hudsons River 
were read & approved & the Seal of this Board was ordered to be 
affixed thereto to be delivered on his executing the counterpart & a 
Bond for the faithful performance of the Work in such Sum & with 
such Surety as the Comittee shall approve. 

Ordered that the Street Committee direct the Ground belonging to 
the Corporation in the vicinity of the old Powder Magazine to be 
surveyed & staked out & [220] when it is done that M*" Harsen cause 
the same to be filled up to a proper Heighth 

A Petition against the Auctioneers at the Fly Market was read & 
referred to the Aid" in the Police Office. 

A Petition from the Harmonical Society for the use of a Room 
in the City Hall & it was granted that they may use the lower back 
Room provided they can incommodate with the Court for the Trial of 
Causes of Ten Pounds & under 

Ordered that the new Bason near Rhinelanders Brewery on Hud- 
son River & George Slip on the East River be assigned for the landing 
of Hay & that George may erect a Scale there at such place as the 
Aid" & Assist of the W*^ shall direct and that Aid" Beekman may 
remove his Scale at James Slip to such place as may be convenient 

The Committee on the Petition of John Deitz manufacturer of 
Glue for compensation in the removal of the Utensils of his Business 
out of the settled parts of the City, reported that they had agreed to 
allow him £84: 12/ with which Sum he was satisfied 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr* for payment thereof 
accordingly* 

♦ Marginal note reads iss^ & delv^ to M^ Diets JanJ 31** 1798.^Ed. 



880 City of New Yoek 4 Sept. 1797 

Another Petition ag* using the Land lately purchased for a public 
burying Ground & offering another Piece of Ground in lieu thereof 
was read & rejected. 

[221] A Warrant appointing Jonathan Pearssee & Thomas Ash 
Dock Masters with Power to collect & receive the Wharfage & Slip- 
page for one Year from the 31** Instant was read & s^proved by the 
Board & the Conunon Seal was ordered to be affixed & delivered to 
them on their executing a Bond to this Board in 15000 Dollars with 
such Sureties as M' Mayor shall approve 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving the Bowery Lane from 
Catharine Street to S* Nicholas Street was read & ratified by the 
Board & Richard Furman was appointed to collect the Monies thereon 
& George Walton to pave the said Street 

John Annely was appointed a Fireman to Enpne N** 11 vice John 
Hillyer resigned 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

Nich" Lawrence for the Watchmen who went in quest 

issued of Gtpt Vincent suspected of having Goods on Board 

his Vessel stolen at Albany i21 : 16: ^ 

William Gilbert for the Corporations part in paving Old 
issued 5j.p 5^^^ £j35. 4 

issd Niel McKennon for 2 lost fire Buckti il:12 

issd Wn> J Elsworth for lightf Lamps i76: 5: 8 

i8s<^ Aront Van Hook for subsists criminal Prisoners £70: 16 

issd Charles Dickenson Coroner for Inquests £55: 4 

[222] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ the 4^ day of September 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Robert Lenox 
Nichs Bayard 



Mangle Minthom 
_ . , . Philip J Arcularius 

E«l"Ald« Anthony Post 

Nicholas Carmer 



A Petition of Eliz*** Arnold to continue in the use & occupation of 
her deceased Husband's Standing in the Fly Market ; was read & it 
was determined that her Request could not be granted. 

On a Representation that several of the Butchers had neglected 
personally to attend at their Stalls or Standings in the Market and 
had put in their Places other Persons without the consent or permis- 
sion of this Board. 



4 Sept 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNXJTES 881 

Ordered that if any Butcher shall n^lect personally to attend his 
Business at his Standing in the Market for the term of fourteen 
Market Days his standing shall be considered as vacated & sold to 
some other licenced Butcher : Excepting in cases of sickness or other 
accidental Cause. 

Ordered that the Deputy Qerk of the Market notify John Finck, 
Henry Spingler, John Doughty, John Lovell, Alex' Peacock & James 
Sullivan Butchers to appear at this [223] Board on Monday After- 
noon next to shew Cause (if any they have) why their respective 
Standings in the Fly Market (which they have for a considerable 
length of time neglected personally to attend) should not be disposed 
of to other Persons. 

The Committee on the subject of a Reform of the Ferry to Brook- 
lyn presented to the Board two Plans the one for farming or letting 
ont the Ferry in like manner as the public Slips & Wharfs and the 
other to licence a certain number of Persons each to have one Boat 
& always to go in his own Boat And on a consideration of the said 
Plans they were recommitted to M*" Mayor, & Aid" Furman Lenox 
Beekman and De la Montagnie for revisal. 

A Representation from the Dock Masters suggesting th^t the col- 
lection of the Rates or Fees of Wharfage & Slippage would be very 
much facilitated if all Vessels or Boats not exceeding five Tons 
burthen had the Name of the Owner & ntunber of the Vessel (if he 
has more than one) painted on the Stem 

Ordered that the Qerk prepare an Ordinance for the purpose 
accordingly 

On reading a Petition for the opening of Blooming Dale Road to 
its proper Wedth of four Rods Ordered that Aid** Furman Beekman 
& De la Montague be a Committee to direct the Proprietors of the 
Land where the Road is not of it's proper Wedth to remove their 
[224] Fences & then to direct the Road Master to work & put the 
Road in good Order 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving the Northwest side of 
Chatham Square was read & ratified by the Board And Rich^- Furman 
was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & James Riley & 
Peter Peterson to pave the said Street on their entering into Bond 
with good Sureties for the faithful performance of the Work by the 
25*k Oct' next 

Ordered that the Proprietors of Lots on Cherry Street between 
Rutgers Street & George Street make the necessary Bulkhead on the 



882 City of New York 11 Sept. 1797 

southeast range of the said Cherry Street & to fill up the said Street to 
it's proper heighth by the 25"^^ Instant so that the same may be paved 

An Ordinance was passed requiring the Proprietors of Lots fnmt- 
ing on South Street between the Exchange Slip & Coenties Slip to be 
filled up to Its proper Heighth by the 1" Nov' next under the penalty 
of 150 Dollars each Lot 

Ordered that John Stagg be appointed to inspect the Workman- 
ship of the Drain or Sewer making from the Alms House and also 
the paving of the West side of Chatham Square & the Bowery Lane 

Ordered that the Treas*" deliver up & return to the Drawer the 
Notes of David Man. Dan* Insley — Nich» Smart — ^John Barr & John 
Carty given for Stands by them purchased in the Fly Market & which 
have been given up & resold 

[225] The Committee on the Petition of Ebenezer Brush for the 
additional Grant into Hudson River opposite to his Lots out to the 
permanent Line reported that the Prayer ought to be granted. 

Ordered that a Grant be prepared accordingly. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*" on the Treas' to pay 

Dollars 
. Aldn Montagnie on Ace* towards the new Alms House 

"**^ Drain , lOOO 

issd Archd Dunlap for Repairs to Pumps 3d W<* £29: 14: 10 

issd George Forman for printing Bye Laws il2: 10: — 

. W°> Pollard for copying & making into Ballots new List 

*** of Jurors :ffl:-:- 

issd Gilbert Angevine & Andrew Harmah for watchf at Goal £16: 2: — 

. Aid" D L Montagnie for John M^Garagh for paving 

^" round a Well 6tJi Wd 0:17: 6 

issd Nich» Lawrence for City Watch £139: 2: 6 

issd James Culbertson for the like £139: 2 : 6 



[226] City of | At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^' the U^ day of Sepf 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Nich« Bayard 
Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Theophs Beekman 



Anthony Post 
Anthony Brown 
_ ^ , ^ Mangle Minthom 

[.Esq«Al*. Philip J Arcutarius 

Garret Harsen 
Thomas Storm 



..Assist** 



The Board proceeded to the appointed of Inspectors at the ensuing 
Election of Charter Officers & a place in each Ward for the holding 



llSept 17»7 CoMMOK Council Minutes 888 

■ 

of the Election & the following Persons & Places were appointed 
accordingly — ^viz* 

!•< Wd James A Stewart Trinity Church 

2d Danid McCormick City HaU 

3d Daniel Dunscomb Juni" North Church 

4th Peter Elting S* Pauls Church 

Stfc Francis Child friends Meet* H« 

" Charles Brenneysen 

6A Isaac Van Vlcck ^^"**. .^""^ ^?^ 

Broad Way & Mur- 

. ray St 

7* William W Gilbert Bulls Head Tavern 

Ordered that Isaac Gouvemeur be permitted to make an Area & 
Vaults under the Street in front of his House in Hanover Square 
under the Inspection of the Aid** & Assist : of the Ward. 

[227] John Finck, John Doughty, John Lovell & Alex** Peacock 
Butchers attended the Board agreable to the Order of last Meeting & 
assigned Reasons satisfactory to the Board for their absence from 
their respective Stalls in the Fly Market 

Henry Spingler also attended and acknowledged that he had 
abandoned his Stall And the Treasurer was ordered to sell it to some 
other licenced Butcher. 

James Sullivan did not appear & the consideration of his Case was 
postponed. 

The Conunittee on the Subject of Brooklyn Ferry reported " that 
the Ferry from the Fly Market Slip to Brooklyn should be sold for 
the Term of three Years from the fifteenth day of Nov*" next to such 
Person as should offer the greatest annual Rent & that Proposals 
written & sealed up should be received for that purpose at the Qerks 
Office until the first day of Ocf next on the follow^ Terms & Condi- 
tions vii* 

"A Bond with approved Sureties for the payment of the Rent 
quarterly & for the performance of the Contract Five good Boats of 
the Size & Form of the largest Boats now in use at the said Ferry 
and five other good Boats of the Size & form of the largest of the 
lesser Boats now in use at the said Ferry, to be kept in the constant 
use of the said Ferry. 

[228] Each of the five large Boats to be worked & managed by 
three able bodied Men of sober & discreet Character and used to water 
Service & to have a Sail of safe Size & Form And each of the lesser 
Boats to be worked & managed by two Men of like Character & used 
to water Service & may have a Sail of like description. The Lessee 



884 City of New York H Sept. 1797 

■ 

to be answerable for the Conduct of the Men employed in the Boats 
& if it shall appear to the Gammon Council that any or either of the 
Men be guilty of drunkeness,' abuse or or other ill treatment to Pas- 
sengers or want of Skill or ability to perform the Duty required such 
Person shall on the Order of the Common Council be immediately 
dismissed the Service. 

The Lessee & all others employed in the Service are to observe & 
keep all such Rules & Regulations as are now or from time to time 
shall be by Law or Order of the Common Council made or established 
for or in respect to the said Ferry." 

Ordered that the Clerk publish in the New[s] Papers that Propo- 
sals for taken [taking] the said Ferry will be received accord'*'^ 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving the Streets on each side of 
the Fly Market from Front Street to the River was read & ratified 
by the Board And John Moore & George Gosman were appointed to 
collect the Monies thereon & to pave the said Streets 

[229] A Petition for the filling & raising certain Lots on Ddancey's 
Groimd adjoining the Bowery Lane was read & referred to the Street 
Conunittee. 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in Water 
Street at Corlaers Hook from Romayne's to Youles Ground was read 
& ratified by the Board & Nath^ Clark was appointed to collect the 
Monies thereon & to execute the Work on his entering into Bond for 
the due performance thereof by the first January next. 

And the Street Committee were directed to take order for the 
making of a Bulkhead to support the Earth at the place reserved for 
a public Bason 

A Petition for Boats to come into & occupy Cortlandt Slip ; which 
is appropriated to the sole use of the Paulus Hook ferry Boats ; was 
read & rejected 

Ordered that Abraham Valentine be appointed a fire Man to 
Engine N® 13 vice John Patten resigned. 

An Ordinance was passed for digging out & filling in the follow^ 
Streets viz* Broad Way from Murray Street to the Arched Bridge— 
Anthony Street from Broad Way to Ann Street — ^Ann Street from 
Anthony Street to Catharine Street — ^And Catharine Street from Ann 
Street to fresh Water Pond. 

[230] The Street Committee reported the follow* Regulation of 
Front Street from Burling Slip to Pecks Slip; was agreed to by the 
Board viz* 



18 Sept. 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 



885 



" From Burling Slip to Beekman Slip (after allowing for that part 
of Burling Slip Street at present unpaved a descent of 1J4 Inchon 10 
feet to the Kennel in Front Street) ascent along Front Street in a 
distance of 110 feet and descent in a distance of 90 feet with Ij^ Inch 
on 10 feet to the Pavement at Beekman Slip — ^In consequence it will 
require to be filled in at the extent of 104 feet from the Kennel at 
Burling Slip 7 Inches. 

From Beekman Slip to the Crane Wharf Ascent from the Pave- 
ment on the side of the Timber in a distance of 175 feet and Descent 
in a Distance of 36 feet with 1 ^ Inch on 10 feet to the Kennel at the 
Crane Wharf — In consequence it will require to be dug 5 Inches at 
the extent of 100 feet from the Kennel in Beekman Slip Street. 

From Crane Wharf to Pecks Slip. Ascent from llie Kennel at 
Crane Wharf in a Distance of 127 feet & Descent in a Distance of 227 
feet with 1J4 Inch on 10 feet to Pecks Slip — In consequence it will 
require to be raised 1 foot 11 Inches at the extent of 174 feet from 
the eastern Kennel at Crane Wharf 

[231] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to 
pay. 

. . Abraham Russel for repairs Pavemt in several public 

^ Places in the l»t Ward i4S: 0: 9 

iwd John Van Alst for rcpairg Pumps 5*^ W<i £20: 16: 8 

. . John Walters for making Oil Cisterns & repairs the Oil 

"* Stove £78: 3: 1 

iss^ Willson Rawson for Lamp Oil 1415 Doll* 



City Of } 

New Yorkp* 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 18^ day of Sept' 1797 

Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Gabrid Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Nich* Bayard 
G)rn» C Roosevelt 
Theoph* Beekman 



^EsqnAldn 



Anthony Post 

Garret Harsen 

Thomas Storm >>Assistt» 

Philip J Arcttlarius 

Mangle Minthorn 



Philip Fulkerson Porter 16/6 
Edmund Washburn Yeoman 16/6 
Lewis Smith, Carpenter 36/6 



.^admitted free Men ft sworn 



The Qerk presented to the Board the Deeds to the purchasors of 
the Conmion I^nds sold at public Auction, which were examined & it 
was ordered that the Common Seal be affixed thereto & that M' Mayor 



886 City of New Yoek 18 Sept. 1797 

subscribe the same to be delivered to the Purchasers on their execut- 
ing the counterpart & complying with the Conditions of the Sale. 

[232] A Petition for an Enclosure to the Common Sewer of 
Roosevelt Street to prevent the nautius effluvia in the Street was 
read & referred to the Aid" & Assist of the Ward to take order. 

Ordered that Isaac PefFer be appointed an Inspector of Fire Wood 
at Pecks Slip in the place of Brown dec^ 

It appearing to the Board that some difficulties would arise respect- 
ing the Boundary Lines of Lot N^ 160 of the Common Lands sold at 
auction to John Goodeve it was agreed & ordered that the Money by 
him paid on the purchase be returned to him & that no Deed be made 
for that Lot 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Catharine Street was read 
& ratified by the Board & Martin Morrison was appointed to collect 
the Monies thereon & George Walton to pave the said Street 

An Ordinance was passed " for filling in Warren Street from 
Greenwich Street to the River & for repairing the Pavement of Green- 
wich Street at Warren Street " 

An Ordinance was also passed " for digging out & filling in Green- 
wich Street from Reade Street to Lispenards Gate '* 

Ordered that the Members of the Committee of Accounts with 
Aid** Furman & Lenox be a Committee to attend at the Treasurers 
on Thursday next to examine his Books & Accounts & to make report 
to the Board 

Ordered that John Triglith occupy the Standing, in the Fly Mar- 
ket, surrendered up by Henry Spingler, on his paying therefor £70. 

[233] James Sullivan Butcher attended & assigned satisfactory 
Reasons for absenting himself from his Standing in the Fly Market 

Ordered that Mess" Towt & Tylee Inspectors of Leather be re- 
quested to inspect the Leader of Engine N° 7 & report their Opinion 
thereon to the Board. 

On a Complaint that the following vacant Lots of Ground in the 
vicinity of the Bowery Lane are so low as that the Water remains 
thereon stagnant viz' 12 Lots fronting on first Street & numbered 
from 140 to 151 inclusive And 4 Lots fronting the Bowery Lane 
Numbered 132 to 135 inclusive belonging to James Beekman. Four 
Lots fronting the Bowery Lane numbered 136 to 139 inclusive & two 
Lots numbered 351 & 352 all belonging to John Lawrence Esq' 

And two Lots fronting Grand & second Streets numbered 369 & 
370 belonging to Alex' Finck. 

An Ordinance was passed requiring the Owners of the said Lots 



25 Sept. 1797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNXJTES 



887 



respectively to cause their said respective Lots to be so filled up & 
raised, as that the Water falling or running thereon will run off freely 
into the Bowery Lane, by the 15*** day of Nov' next under the penalty 
of 50 Dollars for each Lot which shall not be so filled & raised. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*" to pay 

iss<i Gcrrit Harsen on Ace* £300: — : — 

[234] The Commissi* of the Alms House to purchase 

iss^ fire Wood for indigent Families which may become 

distressed next Winter $500 

iMS^ Theophilus Brcgy for a lost fire Buck* $2 

. John S Delamater for superintends cleans Streets 1** 

"*^ Ward $20 

i8S<l John Morrison for lamp Oil il69:15: 4 

issd George Gosman for Ltme in the Privy at City Hall £5:2: — 

iss<l Bernard Oblenis Qerk of the Police Office for bailc«... £5: 12: 4 

. Wi° G Forbes & others for taking Names of Persons to 

"** serve as Jurors $114 

iss<i James Culbertson for City Watch £139: 2: 6 

iss^ Nich* Lawrence for the like £139: 2: 6 



City Of ^ 

New Yorkp' 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 25* day of Sept' 1797 

Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



Nicholas Bayard 
Theophilus Beekman 
Gabriel Furmaa 
Jotham Post 
Jacob De la Montagnie 
Robert Lenox 



EaqnAMn 



Anthony Post 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Brown 
Philip J Arcularius 
Nicholas Carmer 
Mangle Minthom 
Garret Harsen 



"•Assist** 



George Harsin, Taylor > - .^ . . . ^, -, ,^ . 

Josq»h Dunkly, Grocer J a<*'nittcd & sworn free Men. 16/6 each. 

[235] A Petition of Thomas Hazard Goaler praying that the 
allowance for subsisting crim^ Prisoners be encreased was read & 
referred to Aid" De la Montagnie & Mess" Carmer & Harsen. 

On a representaticm by Aid** Lenox that Water Street from Wall 
Street to Pine Street ought to be raised Ordered that the Street Com- 
mittee direct a new Survey to be made of that Street. 

On reading a Petition of Nich* Govemeur & other Proprietors 
of Lots at Corlaers Hook a new Ordinance was passed for digging 
out & filling in Water Street from Doctor Romaynes Ground to John 



888 City of New York 29 Sept 1797 

Youles Ground " And for repealing an Ordinance passed the 11**^ day 
of July 1796— on that Subject 

Mess" Towt & Tylec agreable to the Order of the 18**^ Instant re- 
ported that they had inspected the Leader lately made for Engine N* 
7 & found it altogether insufficient 

Ordered that the Committee on that subject direct the said Leader 
to be returned to the maker & that a new one be made in its stead. 

An Ordinance for filling in Chambers Street from Greenwich 
Street to the River & for paving the foot Walk on the south side from 
Greenwich Street to the west side of Henry Ten Brooks House; was 
passed by the B^ 

An Ordinance was passed for paving Cross Street from Mulbeiry 
Street to the southwest side of Water Street And Orange Street from 
Chatham Street to Mary Street. 

' [236] Ordered that James Shaw be appointed a fireman to Hook 
& Ladder Company N° 1 & John Mercereau to Engine N® 9 vice 
Charles Stewart resigned 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay. 
. Nich« Carmer for bailee of his Ace* for the erection of 

*•■* new Fish Markt £266: 6: 6 

. David Marshall for superintends Potters field burying 

"*"* Ground il8: 2 

1884 Wm J Elsworth for lighting Lamps i76: 12 

iss^ Angevine & Hanna for watchf at Goal i21 : 14 

iss^ Isaac Guiver for Repairs to a Pump in Charlotte Street £3 : 11 

iss^l Wn> A Hardenbrook for paving round Wells in 6^ Ward £S: 2: 11 

iss^ Moore & Gosman for the like £17: — 

iss^ Steenbeck & Heckle for Repairs to Goal ft Bridewell... £23: 6 
iss<l The same for paving round Wells £11 : 8 

City of I At a Common Council held on Friday 

New YorkJ^' the 29^ September 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Anthony Post 



Nicholas Bayard 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Gabriel Furman 
Robert Lenox 
Theoph* Beekman 



Garret Harsen 

T? A* A Anthony Brown 

Esqr.Ald« pi^jjjp J Arcularius 

Mangle Minthom 
Nichs Carmer 



^Assist* 



[237] The Committee on the Treasurers Books & Accounts de- 
livered in the following Report; which was agreed to by the Board 
viz* 

" We the subscribers being a Committee appointed for examining 



29Sq>t*l797 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNxmss 889 

the Acc^ of the City Treasurer Do report that we have attended to 
the Business as directed That there has been received by Loans 
directed by Common Council from the Bank of New York & others 
Eleven thousand Pounds — received from Richard Lawrence for a 
Loan made him One htmdred & twenty Pounds — for Interest on 
sundry Notes due sixteen Pounds 17/6 From Markiet Stands sold & 
from the assessment on John Street & from Corporation Tickets 
issued out Six thousand two hundred & fifty three Pounds 11/4* 
And from the different Branches of City Revenue Eight thousand 
six hundred & fifty three Pounds 10/3* which with the ballance due 
on the last settlement of six thousand six hundred & sixty seven 
Pounds 8/11^ makes thirty two thousand seven hundred & eleven 
Pounds 8/0^ And that there has been paid out twenty seven thousand 
One hundred & sixty four Pounds 9/10 which leave a Ball^^ of five 
thousand five hundred & forty six Pounds 18/2^ due the City of 
New York. 

Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
Thomas Storm 
Mangle Minthom" 

[238] The Board then, purs* to the directions in the Charter, pro- 
ceeded to the appointment of a Treasurer or Chamberlain of this 
City for the ensuing Year and Daniel Phoenix was appointed accord- 
ingly 

M' Mayor then nominated & appointed James Culbertson High 
Constable for the ensuing Year 

On a suggestion that the lighting of the public Lamps by Contract 
would be attended with greater CEconomy that [than] the present 
Mode practised. 

Aid** Furman De La Montagnie & Lenox & Mess" Post & Min- 
thom were appointed a Committee to enquire into & consider of the 
subject & report to the Board 



890 City of New Yokk 2 Oct. 1797 

City of ) At a Common Council hdd on Monday 

New YorkJ®^' the 2^ day of Ocf^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq"" Recorder 



Jacob De LaMontagnie 1 Nicholas Carmer 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph" Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Robert Lenox 
Nicholas Bayard 



Mangle Minthom 
^_ .,, Anthony Brown 

rEsq"Ald« Anthony Post 

Philip J Arcularius 
Thomas Storm 



Assist** 



[239] The Qerk laid before the Board the Returns of the Elections 

held in the several Wards on the 29*** Inst for Charter Officers from 

which it appears that the following Persons were elected viz^ 

Gabriel Furman Alderman 

Thomas Storm Assist 

John Remsen ) 

li*Wd James Van Dyk J Assessors 

William G Forbes Collector 

Charles Handasyde | 

Philip Fulkerson \ Constables 

John B Coles Aldn 

Garret Harsen Assist 

Abraham Varick ) 

2dWd Wflliam Denning \ Assessors 

Cornelius C Wynkoop Collector 

Henry Burtsdl ) 

Bam't Newkerk \ Constables 

Theophilus Beekman Aldn 

Nicholas Carmer Assist^ 

David Wolfe \ 

JdWd John J Glover J Assessors 

Hugh Montgomery Collector 

Samuel Stockwell 

Robert Johnson 



[ Constables 



Anthony Post Aid" 

John Bogert Assist** 

Isaac Jones ) 

4tfiWd Benjamin Romayne J Assessor 

Thomas Laf oy Collector 

John Ackerman , ^ 

Constables 



John Rains 



! 



2 Oct. 1797 Common Council Minutes 891 



[240] Jotham Post Aid" 

Philip J Arcularius Assist 

Nicholas N Anthony \ 

5thWd Andrew Mercein j Assessors 

David Harriot Collector 

Joseph Diinkley \ 

Samiid Montgomery \ ConsUbles 

Jacob De LaMontagnie Aldn 

Anthony Brown Assist^ 

James Riker |^ . 

6thW<l Joseph Watkins J Assessors 

John Fox Collector 



William Campbell , ^ ^ . , 

' Constables 



\ 



Henry Bogardns 

Richard Furman Ald^ 

Mangle Minthorn Assist 

Bowery Henry Rutgei's ) . 

Division William W Gilbert J 

Martin Morrison Collector 

7thWd John McLauchlcn ) ^ ^ , , 

; . e -xt. ( Constables 

Lewis Smith V 

Jonathan Randall / . 

r t^ T\ J t Assessors 

Harlem John De Lancey j 

Diviswn John Bussing Collector 

Aaron Bussing ) -, ^- - 

Aj t 1. n < f Constables 

Adolphus Bussing ) 

Ordered that the several Persons above named be notified to attend 
in the Common Council Chamber on the 14*^" Inst* at 1 1 OQock in the 
forenoon to take & subscribe the Oaths prescribed by Law & the Char- 
ter of this City. 

[241] The Qerk laid before the Board proposals sealed up & de- 
livered by several Persons for Brooklyn Ferry purs* to the advcr- 
tizem* on that Subject in the News Papers & on their being opened & 
read the Board determined that the Offer of Gilbert Van Mater at 
2000 Dollars per Annum appeared to be the best OflFer And there- 
upon ordered that a Lease to him be prepared accordingly 

Estimates & Ass[ess]ments for paving the Street in front & on 
both sides of the Exchange Slip — South Street from White Hall Slip 
to the Exchange Slip & the Street on the East side of White Hall Slip ; 
were read & ratified by the Board And Ab» Russell & George Gosman 
were appointed to Collect the Monies thereon and to pave the said 
Streets on their entering into Bond with Surety for the faithfuU 
performance thereof by the 15**> Nov^ next 

An Ordinance was passed for repaving the Kennels in Water 
Street from the East Kennel of Wall Street to the Fly Market. 



892 City of New York 8 Oct 1797 

Ordered that William Hardenbrook be & he is hereby appointed 
Chief Engineer of the Fire Men vice William J Elsworth resigned. 

{242] Ordinances were passed for paving with Brick or Fla^gg;ing 
all such parts of the foot or side Walks as are not so paved on each 
side of the Broad Way from Wall Street to Marketfidd Street on 
the East side & from Rector Street to Beaver Lane on the West side 
And such of the foot or side Walks in Beaver Street as are not 
so paved. Also the foot or side Walks in front Street from Coenties 
Slip to Wall Street. 

Ordered that John Van Pelt be appointed Inspector of Fire Wood 
at the old Slip vice John Harriott resigned. 

A Petition of James Donalson for a Grant of a Water Lot was 
read & referred to the Street Committee. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Trcas' to pay. 

. Rkhi Furman for so much assessed on the Corporation 

"® for paving Chatham Square.; £217:12: — 

is8<l Nich> Lawrence for City Watchmen £139 : 2: 6 

iss<l James Culbertson for the like £159: 2: 6 

issd BenjA Hunting for Lamp Oil £189: 0: 4 

. . Luke Kip & Winard Mitchell for pursuing Moses Knap 

*** & others charged with felony £3 : 4: — 

i8s<* Rinier Skaats on Ace* for fire Wood jfliO: — : — 

The Treasurer or Chamberlain laid before the Board his annual 
Accounts of Receipts & Expenditures of the Monies raised by Tax 
which were examined with their respective Vouchers by the Mayor 
Recorder & Aldermen & found right & agreable to the Directions of 
the Statute certified accordingly. 

[243] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New York J**' the 3^ day of Oct' 1797 

Present/ James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
Nich* Bi^rd 
Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furman 



Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Brown 
Esq«Aldn Nich« Carmer 

Philip J Arcularius 



>Assist«> 



Daniel Hitchcock a Candidate at the late Election of Charter 
Officers in the fifth Ward for the Office of Assistant or Common 
Council Man having by his Petition represented to this Board that he 
has reason to believe that a greater number of legal Votes were given 
for him at the said Election than were given for Philip J Arcularius 
the other Candidate who is returned as duly elected to the said Office 



8 Oct, 1797 Common Council Minutes 898 

And therefore prayed that a Scrutiny may be had on the Poll List 
taken at the said Election Whereupon it was ordered that the Prayer 
of the said Petition be granted And that Wednesday the 11^ Instant 
at 3 OQock in the Afternoon be appointed for the hearing of the 
Parties on the subject of the said Scrutiny before this Board in the 
Common Council Chamber And that the Parties Exchange Lists of 
such Votes as they shall respectively object to. 

[244] Pursuant to the Statute relative to the Office of Loan 
OflSccrs Evert Bancker & Cornelius Ray Esq" Loan Officers for this 
City & County laid before the Board the Books of Mortgages Minutes 
and Accounts by them taken & kept as Loan Officers And this Board 
having carefully inspected and examined the said Books Minutes & 
Accounts Do find that the said Loan Officers have faithfully dis- 
charged the Trust in them reposed and performed their Duty as by 
Law is directed & required 

The following is a statement of their Accounts. 



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896 



[245] City of 7 
New York J 



At a Common G)un€il held on Wednes- 
day the IV^ day of October 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 



Nicholas Bayard 
Theophilus Beekman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Robert Lenox 
Gabriel Furman 



EsqnAldB 



Mangle Minthom 
Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Brown 
Philip J Arcularius 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Post 
Garret Harsen 



"-Assistt* 



Daniel Hitchcock & Philip J Arcularius the two Candidates for the 
Office of Assis^ or Common Council Man at the late Election of 
Charter Officers in the fifth W** attended the Board agreable to the 
Order of the last Meeting & delivered in their respective Lists of ex- 
ceptionable Votes taken at the said Election. 

Whereupon the Board proceeded to scrutinize and enquire into the 
legality of the Votes on the said Lists respectively, some of which 
on each List were found to be good Votes & some others bad Votes, 
and having gone through the Enquiry in the presence of the Parties 
it appeared that each of them had an equal number of good Votes 
viz* 

[246] Henry Burtsell a Constable of the second Ward having, at 
the last Court of Gen* Sessions of the Peace held in & for this City 
t Coimty, been indicted and convicted of certain mal & corrupt Prac- 
tice in the execution of his said Office 

Ordered that he be notified to appear before this Board on Satur- 
day the 14*^ Instant at 11 O'Qock in the forenoon to shew Cause why 
he shall not be amoved from the Freedom of this City. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasury to 
iss** pay Aid" De LaMontagnie on Ace* towards the Common 

Sewer from the Alms H* $1,000 



896 



City of New Yoek 



14 Oct. 1797 



[247] City of ^ At a Common Council hdd on Satur- 

New YorkJ®^' day the 14t>> day of Oct"- 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
*John B Coles 

Theophilus Beekman 
♦Anthony Post 

Jotham Post 

Jacob De la Montagnie 
♦Richard Furman 



Esq"Aldtt 



Thomas Storm 
Garrit Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
♦John Bogert 
Philip J Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 
Mangle Minthome 



Those marked ♦ are new members. 

Samuel Montgomery Windsor Chair Maker admitted & sworn a 
Free Man 16/6 

M' Mayor administered to the Aldermen & Assistants above named 
(except M' Arcularius who was adjudged to continue or hold over in 
his Office until another should be elected at the next annual Election & 
sworn in his stead) and the other follow* Officers, the Oaths pre- 
scribed & directed by the Charter of this City — viz^ 

Daniel Phoenix Esq' Treas' or Chamberlain who produced a Bond 

for the due execution of his Office which was approved & filed 

lit Wd... John Remsen & James Van Dyk 

2d Wd... Abraham Varick & 

3d Wd... David Wolfe & John J Glover 
4th W<1... Isaac Jones & Benjamin Romaine 
5th w<l. . . Nicholas N Anthony & Andrew Merwin 
6th Wd... James Riker & Joseph Watkins 
^C Bowery Division Henry Rutgers & William W Gilbert 
^ (Harlem Do John De Lancey & Jonathan Randall 



^Assessors 



[2481 



l*t Wd. . . Charles Handasyde & Philip Fulkerson 



7th Wd 



2d do 

3d do 

4th do 

5th do 

6th do 

Bowery 
Division 
Harlem 
Division 



Henry Burtsell & Bam't Newkerk 
Robert Johnson & Samuel Stockwell 
John Ackerman & John Rains 

Joseph Dunkley & 

William Campbdl & Henry Bogardus 

John McLauchlen & Lewis Smith 



Adolphus Bussing & 



Constables 



William Denning Assessor for the second Ward being absent from 
this City & Aaron Bussing Constable of Harlem Division of the 7^ 
Ward not having been notified to attend 

Ordered that they be notified to attend & take the Oaths at a 
Meeting of the Board without delay. 

It appearing that Samuel Montgomery returned a Constable elect 



I60ct.l7»7 Common Council Minutes 897 

for the fifth Ward was neither a Freeman or Freeholder in the Ward 
Ordered that an Election be held in the said Ward on Monday the 
23^ Instant of a Constable in his stead 

Ordered that Ald*^ G Furman, Beekman De La Montagnie, G>les & 
R: Furtnan & Mess'* Minthom & Bogert be the standing Committee 
for Streets & Roads. 

That Ald« De La Montagnie & R : Furman & M' Bogert be the 
standing Committee for Acd** 

That Aid" J Post, & A Post & Mess" Carmer & Brown be the 
standing Committee for Lamps. 

And that Ald° Coles & Mess" Harsen Storm & Aicularius be the 
standing Committee for repairs to public Buildings &^ 

[249] City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ^- Oct' 16^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Yarick Esq' Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
Jotham Post 
Richard Furman 
Theophilus Beekman 
John B Coles 



Anthony Brown 
Mangle Minthom 
Esq" Aldn phUip J Arcularius 

John Bogert 
Thomas Storm 



.Assist** 



A Representation of Gilbert Van Mater on the subject of the 
want of necessary Repairs to the Wharf at Brooklyn Ferry was read 
& referred to the Committee on Repairs 

A Petition of some young Students at Law for the use of the lower 
Room in the City Hall to meet in one Evening in the Week was read 
& granted provided it does [not] incommode the sitting & Business of 
die Court for trying Causes to the value of Ten Pounds. 

Ordered that the Street Committee report as soon as possible on 
the several Proposals delivered in by the Surveyors & others for 
making a Survey & Plan of this City. 

Ordered that the Chief Engineer cause the new Leader made for 
Engine N° 7 inspected by Mess"* Towt & Tylee & reported to the 
Board. 

[250] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasurer 
to pay. 
. Dani Raveau & John Smith for the haH^^ due on Con- 

"*^ tract to fill up Pecks Slip £25 : — : — 

issd James Irwin for Repairs to a Well & Pump 5th Wd £11 : 6 : 9 

issd Isaac Johnson for the like 6A W<i 5:18: 9 

istd Latham Bunker for lamp Oil 136: 9:10 



898 



City of New York 



17 Oct 1797 



issd 
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iss^ Hopkins & Co for printing i2: — 

iss^ The Clerks at the late Election of Charter Officers £5 : 12 

iss^ Edward Meeks for Iron Work to Pumps 1*^ Ward £5:2 

issd Goodeve & Brown for 1 Box Candles £3 : 7 

Simon Kiersted for Repairs to Pumps in 6^ & 7^ 

Wards £104:19: 6 

Win J Els worth on Acc< towards fire Engine Department £150: 4: 9 

James Culbertson for City Watch^ £139 : 2: 6 

Nich* Lawrence for the like 139: 2:6 

Garret Van Bomell for a lost Bucket 0: 16: — 

Ordered that the follow* Persons be appointed fire Men of this 
City viz* 

John W Hardenbrook to Engine N^ 18 vice John Burger removed 
from the City. 

Ezra Weeks to Engine N° 12 vice Com* Schermerfiom resigned. 
Elias Hatfield to Engine N^ 20 vice Barney Dekline resigned. 



[251] City of ] 
New York^ 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Tuesday 
the 17th day of Oct' 1797 

Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq"" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Anthony Post 
Richard' Furman 
John B Coles 



^Esq«Aldn 



Mangle Mintfaom 
John Bogert 
Thomas Storm 
Anthony Brown 
Garret Harsen 
Nicholas Carmer 
Philip J Arcularius 



>. Assist* 



iss<i 



Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wari*« on the Treas' to pay. 
Aldn De la Montagnie on Acct towards the Sewer making 

from the Alms House to the River $1000 

. . Garret Harsen on Acc^ towards Repairs males by order of 

"»^ the Bd $1000 

The Board being convened for the purpose of waiting upon His 
Excellency the *President of the United States who is now in this 
City on his way from Boston to the Seat of Gov* at Phil* 

M' Mayor & the Members of the B^ together with their proper 
Officers proceeded to wait upon him accordingly 



* Marginal note reads John Adams. — Ed. 



Jacob De La Montagnie' 
Jotham Post 
Richard Farman 
Anthony Post 
John B Coles 



^Asaistte 



28 0ct.l7»T Common Cotjncil MmtiTEs 899 

[252] City of ^ At a Common G>uncil held on Monday 

New York J **• the 23^ day of Ck:tober \79I 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq' ^Recorder 

Garret Harsen 
John Bogert 
Mangle Minthom 
Esq«Alda Thomas Storm 

Anthony Brown 
Philip J Arcularitis 

From the Poll List of the Election held in the 5^ Ward for a 
Constable it appeared that Samuel Montgomery was duly elected & 
he attended & took & subscribed the Oaths by Law prescribed & di- 
rected 

Two Letters from the Commissioners of the Health Office were 
read. The one representing the state of the Wharfs particularly those 
on the East River & recommending that the Proprietors cause them to 
be compleated & filled up with solid materials & the other requesting 
a further advance of Money to discharge incurred Expences. There- 
upon 

Ordered that the Proprietors of Water Lots between Coenties Slip 
& Catharine Slip be & they are hereby required to cause the Street 
of seventy feet in breadth on the East River called South Street in 
front of their respective Lots to be made & finished by the first [253] 
day of October in the year 1798 And also that they cause their re- 
spective Lots to be extended out to the said Street & compleatly filled 
in with wholesome Materials to a proper heighth by that Day. 

An Ordinance was passed requiring Robert Bowne & Thomas 
Eddy and the Executors or Devisees of Robert Bruce deceased to 
cause their respective Lots situate in the second Ward & lying be- 
tween Front Street & South Street to be compleatly filled up with 
solid & wholesome Materials to such heighth as that the Water will 
nin off freely into the Street by the first day of April next under the 
Penalty of two hundred & fifty Dollars for each Lot which shall not 
be so filled up. 

Ordered that the Street Committee examine Pecks Slip, James's 
Slip & Catharine Slip & report to the Board what Improvements are 
necessary And also to examine the Lots of Peter W Livingston & 
Walter Bowne & to report whether the said Lots or others in the vicin- 
ity require Ordinances to be passed for filling them up. 

Ordered that M*" Harsen employ the Mud Drudge in clearing out 



400 City of New York 280ctn7»7 

such sups as require it And also that he employ Men to dig out & 
deepen the White Hall Slip. 

Estimates & Assessments for paving Orange Street & Cross 
Street were read & ratified by the Board & John Tabellie was ap- 
pointed to collect the Monies thereon and Thomas Whytlaw to pave 
the said Streets. 

On a Representation of the Keeper of the Bridewell Ordered that 
M*" Harsen take Order for repairing the Windows. 

[254] The Committee on the Representation of Gilbert Van Mater 
on the State of the Wharf, Bridge & Slip at Brooklyn Ferry delivered 
in a Report and thereupon it was ordered that M' Harsen take order 
for repairing the Wharfs & deepening the Slip— the repairing of the 
Bridge or Stairs to be suspended for the present 

M** Elsworth superintendant of the Lamp Department having re- 
signed that Office & being about to leave this City in a few Days 
Ordered that Peter Cole Keeper of the Bridewell take charge of the 
Business until a further amusement on the subject takes place. 

Ordered that Thomas Brown & James Tylee be appointed Engi- 
neers of the Fire Department vice Isaac Mead resigned & Geoige 
Warner removed from the City. 

Ordered that the Aid** & Assist* of the Ward take order for the 
erection of an Engine House at the Furnace in Greenwich Street 

Ordered that M' Stagg employ two Carts to fill up the Street over 
the Sewer from the Alms House to the River. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*" to pay. 

iss<l The Commissi of Health Office on acct $1000 

Ald'^ De la Montagnie on Acct towards the Sewer from 

the Alms House $500 

Robert Valentine for Carpenters Work to the new 

Watch House £15: 15: — 

The same for a Grate to the Common Sewer m Roose- 
velt Street £7: 4: — 

• A ^" ^ Elsworth for ballc« of his Ace* in the Lamp Dc- 

*^* partment £63: 0: 2 

Bernard O'Blenis for ballc* of his Ace* as Gerk in the 

^""^ Police Office £11:11: 4 

issd John Morton for printing £30: 14: — 



issd 
iss<* 
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1. 



80 Oct. 1797 Common Council Minutes 401 

[255] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^- the 30»^ day of Oct"" 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 



Gabriel Ftirnian 
Jotham Post 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
Richard Furman 
John B Coles 



^Esq^Aldtt 



Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 
John Bogert 
Anthony Brown 
Philip J Arcularius 
Thomas Storm 



^-Assist* 



Ordered that Aid" J. Post & A. Post and Mess" Storm, Harsen 
Carmer Arcularius & Brown with the Aid of M' Recorder be a Qmb- 
mittee to take into Consideration the provision made by Act of the 
Legislature concerning free Schools in this City & report to the 
Board the Measures necessary to be adopted on the subject 

An Application of the Trustees of the Affrican free School for a 
farther Aid towards the support of the said School was read & 
referred to the above Committee 

A Request of Henry Cruger to run the Fence in front of his Farm 
at Blooming Dale on a strait Line was read & referred to the Road 
Committee. 

A Petition of Nath^ Qark for indemnification against certain Per- 
sons for digging out in part the Street at Corlears Hook was read 
& referred to the Street Committee. 

[256] The Grand Jurors at the last Supreme Court having pre- 
sented as a Nuisance a certain Lot of Ground at the Comer of Pearl 
& State Streets belonging to this Board & occupied by Gardiner Baker 
as a Menage or Place for the keeping of wild Animals. 

Ordered that M*" Baker be notified to provide another Place for 
his Menage & that he remove from & surrender the said Lot by 
the first day of May next 

Estimates & Assessments for paving the foot or side Walks in 
Broad Way & Beaver Street were read & ratified by the Board ; And 
W°* G Forbes was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & John 
M*Combs to execute the Work. 

Ordered that Waters Furman be appointed to collect the Monies 
on the Assessments for paving Cross Street & Orange Street vice John 
Tabellie who declines serving. 

An Application from the Justices of the Court for trying Causes to 
the value of ilO that their Room in the City Hall be supplied with 
Fuel at the public Expence ; was read & granted. 

Ordered that John Stephens Jun"" be appointed a fireman to Engine 



402 City of New York 80 Oct. 1797 

N<> 18 vice Jonathan Lawrence resigned And William L Mott to En- 
gine N<* 7 vice Thomas Brown resigned. 

[257] The following Reports were read & agreed to by the Board 



viz* 

" The Street Committee report that James's Slip ought to be dug 
out & deepened at it's head so as to be under Water at the lowest Tide 
And that the Proprietors of the Lots on the West side of the Slip be 
required to repair the Pier in front of their respective Lots where it 
is necessary That on viewing Catharine Slip the Committee are of 
Opinion that a Bulkhead ought to be laid across the Slip on a line 
with the south side of Water Street on the West side of the Slip: 
Provided the Inhabitants & Owners of Lots in the vicinity will agree 
to fill in the Slip at their private Expence. 

The Committee on the subject of the City Watch Do recommend 
that the Watchman in the rear of the Gov* House be removed & 
placed at the Old Slip or Coenties Slip And they also recommend that 
four additional Watchmen be employed to be stationed in the 6^^ 
Ward." 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas' to pay. 

. Aldn De La Montagnie on Aoc^ towards the Sewer from 

^ the Alms House $1000 

. W« J Elsworth for bailee of his Acct in the Lamp De- 

"»** partmcnt £115:11: 6 

iss^ The same for lighting the public Lamps £76:19: — 

[258] John Stoutenburgh for Iron Mongery at Belle Vue 

*^ Hospital £4: 5: 6 

. George Dominick for Timber on Repairs to the Bridge 

*** leads to Harlem £3: 8:11 

. Josiah Furman for numbering the Houses in several 

^^ Streets 5tii & 7tli Wd» i9: 3: 6 

. Isaac Johnson for Repairs to a Well & Pump in 

"«** Catharine Street £3:19:6 

issd James Culbertson for City Watchmen £139: 2: 6 

iss<l Nich» Lawrence for the like £139: 2:6 



6 Nov. 1797 Common Council Minutes 408 

City of 7 At a Common Comicii held at the Abns 

New York J ^^* House on Monday Novr6^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 

Gabriel Furman 



Theoph" Beekman 
Anthony Post 



Rkhard Furman 
John B Coles 



John Bogert 
Esq« Alda *^"^^^ Minthorn 



Jacob De La Montagnie f Anthony Brown 

Garret Harsen 



Philip J Arcularius 



^Assist** 



M' Mayor & the Members proceeded to visit & examine the state 
of the several Wards in the Alms House & Bridewell & the situation 
of the Inhabitants & Prisoners therein and being returned the [258] 
Committee of Accounts reported that they had examined the Ac- 
counts of the Commissioners of the Alms House & Bridewell for the 
last Quarter & compared them with the Vouchers attending the same 
& found them just & right. 

Those of the Alms House amounts to £5050: 17: 4^ 

Bridewell to 522 : 8: — 

An Estimate of the Commissioners for the ensuing Quarter was 

then read & approved viz* 

For the Alms House £3000: —: — 

For the B ridewell 500 : — : — 

. Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas"" for the 

^ payment thereof 

The Street Committee on the Petition of Nath' Qark (who under- 
took & was appointed to dig out & fill in the Street commonly called 
Crown Point Street at Corlears Hook for reimbursement of Monies 
by him expended in that Business Report that the sixty Dollars ad- 
vanced by M*" Qark ought to be reimbursed him by this Board & 
that he ought to be allowed twenty Dollars for his Trouble & Attention 
. J therein ; which was agreed to by the B** & it was ordered that 

M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer for payment. 

The Street Committee on the subject of Pecks Slip Report that 
in their Opinion the Bulkhead & the Pier on the West side ought to 
be repaired & the head of the Slip dug out below the lowest Tide, 
until the [259] Piers shall be extended out into the River so far as 
to make suitable Accomodations for the Market Boats beyond front 
Street; which was agreed to by the Board. 

The Street Committee on the Petition of David Marshall Report 
it as their Opinion that he ought to be directed to take Charge of the 



404 City of New Yobk 6 Nov. 1797 



House erected on the new public burying Ground & to commence the 
interring of the dead there instead of the old Potters field ; which was 
agreed to by the Board. 

The Committee appointed to rqxjrt a proper distribution of the 
Monies appropriated for encouraging & maintaining Schools in the 
City & County of New York Report that the annual Sum appropriated 
by Law and the annual Sum directed to be raised by Tax for that pur- 
pose amount together for this present Year to £2832 & that the one 
sixth part thereof amounting to £472 which is directed to be dis- 
tributed among the several charity Schools in this City ought to be 
distributed as follows viz* 

The Charity School of the Episcopal Church £50 

of the presbyterian Church £100 

of the Reformed P. Dutch Church £100 

of the United German Lutherin Church £25 

of the Scotch Pres Church £50 

of the Methodist Church £37 

The Affrican free School £110 



£472 

[260] And that the other five sixth Parts of the said Sum amount- 
ing to £2360 ought to be applied towards the erection support & main- 
tenance of one or more free Schools in the said City & which Schools 
ought to be established under the direction of Commissioners to be 
appointed for that purpose by the Corporation which Report was 
agreed to by the Board And it was ordered that 
. ^ M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay the Sums 

distributed among the Charity Schools as aforesaid. 

Ordered that the Deputy Qerks of the Markets cause all such 
of the Butchers Stalls in the several Markets as are not already num- 
bered, to be numbered in such manner as to be easily seen 

Ordered that Jacob Acker be appointed a fire Man to Engine N*^ 
1 vice Ab" Dey resigned to Engine N° 4 Peter Lourilliard vice Com* 
B Sebring resigned. 

To Engine N<» 21 Francis Lynch vice James Tylee appointed En- 
gineer & to N<» 23 John Purdy vice Yellis Mandeville removed & 
William Brown vice Henry Fassaur resigned 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay. 

issd Bogert & Blauvelt for Repairs to Pumps il 13 : 17 : — 

Peter Cole for Constables & Marshalls conveying Vag- 

"«^ rants to Bridewell iS: 7: 6 

issd Robt Valentine for Repairs to Albany Pier £25 : 12 : 10 

issd John Hutson for sweep* Chimnies [at] Goal £2: 0: 6 



9 Nov. 1797 Common Council Minutes 405 

issd Thad* Mayhew for Lamp Oil $488^^Sm 

. ^ Martin Morrison for the Sum assessed on the Corpora- 

^^ tion for paving Catharine Street £15 : 13 : 1 

[261] Blank 

[262] City of ^ At a G>nimon Council held on Thurs- 

New York^**' day the 9^ day of Nov' 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*' Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Fnrman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Richard Furman 
Jotham Post 



John Bogert 
Anthony Brown 
_, . . , Thomas Storm 



. , ^ Mangle Minthom 

Anthony Post J p^ajp j Arcularius 



Assist* 



A Letter from Carlisle Pollock on the subject of widening Rector 
Street through the Water Lot intended to be granted to him was 
read & referred to the Street Committee. 

On reading a proposal of Edward Livingston The Board agree 
that instead of his paying the Sum of iSOO as the Consideration for 
the Soil from high to low Water Mark in front of his Lots on Hud* 
son River the annual Interest of that Sum at the rate of seven per 
Cent per annum be reserved in the Grant & redeemable on his pay- 
ing the principal 

Ordered that M** Harsen take order for the sinking of a Well at 
the new public burying Ground. 

[263] Ordered that the Committee contract with M** Whytlaw or 
any other to make the Drains necessary for leading the Water from 
the Alms House, Goal & Bridewell into the Common Sewer leading 
to the River. 

Complaint having been repeatedly made to the board of great im- 
positions by some of the Cartmen in this City in demanding greater 
prices for Cartage than are by Law allowed and established and of 
frauds committed by persons who drive carts without being licensed 
or their Carts numbered or under vacated licences of persons who 
had been Cartmen in this City And the board having revised the Law 
for the regulating of Carts and Cartmen and so established the prices 
or rates of Cartage as in their judgment will amply compensate the 
Cartmen for their Services have on this day directed the Law to be re- 
published for the information of their fellow citizens and have also 
passed the following orders or resolutions which they have likewise 



406 City of New York 9 Nov. 1797 

directed to be published that all concerned may govern themselves ac- 
cordingly viz* 

Resolved, That this Board request the present Majror to revoke 
and call in all the licences heretofore granted by him to drive Carts in 
this City and that all such licences shall from and after the fifteenth 
day of December next be deemed void ; and that he be further re- 
quested to grant a new licence together with a copy of these Resolu- 
tions and the Law aforesaid to all such of the present Cartmen as 
shall chuse to continue in that employ and to all persons to be here- 
after appointed by him 

That the Cartmen be arranged into classes or [264] Companies to 
consist of a foreman and 49 other Cartmen ; and that a list of the 
names of each Qass be delivered to the foreman thereof 

That it shall be the duty of each foreman to attend to the execution 
as well of the Laws resolutions and orders of this board, as the orders 
of the Mayor for the time being touching the Cartmen And that the 
directions of the respective foremen on that subject be complied with 

That it shall also be the duty of each foreman on the second Mon- 
days in February May August and November in every year to make 
a report in writing to the Mayor of all vacancies which have h^pened 
in their respective Qasses by death forfeiture resignation or removal 
from the City. 

That it shall be the duty of each Cartman on the first Monday in 
every month to report his name and place of abode in writing to the 
foreman of his Class ; and that each Cartman who shall refuse or 
neglect to report to his foreman as aforesaid or shall for two months 
neglect to drive his Cart (unless prevented by inability from sickness 
or otherwise) shall be considered as having relinquished the business 
of a Cartman and his licence be vacated 

That no Cartman shall be 'permitted to have in his eaxpioj vaort 
than one Cart nor shall any person under the age of twenty one years 
be permitted to drive a Cart (without a special permission [265] for 
the purpose obtained from the Mayor) upon pain of the Cartman 
owning such Cart forfeiting his licence 



18 Nov. 1797 Common Council Minutes 



407 



City of I 



ss. 



At a Common Council hdd on Monday 
the 13^ Nov^ 1797. 



New York J 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq"" Recorder 



Theophilus Beekman 

Jotham Post 

Richard Furman 

Gabriel Ftuinan 

Anthony Post 

John B Coles 

Jacob De La Montagnie 



^£sq»Alda 



Nicholas Carmer 
Garret Harsen 
Philip J Arcularius 
John Bogert 
Mangle Minthom 



^Assist^ 



An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in Crown 
Point Street was read & ratified by the Board & Martin Morrison was 
appointed to collect the Monies thereon & Henry Hulsart & Thomas J 
Stagg to dig &*^ &* 

The like for paving the foot or side Walks of front Street from 
Cocnties Slip to Wall Street was read & ratified by the Board & 
G)m* C. Wynkoop was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & 
Russel & Gosman to do the paving 

The Street Committee on the Subject of the proposals of Mess'" 
Mangin & Goerick [266] City Surveyors for the making of a Survey 
of all the Streets of this City reported that that Mess'* Mangin & 
Goerick would undertake the Business on certain Terms mentioned 
by the Committee & to which the Board acceeded And M' Recorder 
was requested to aid the Committee in drawing the Articles of Con- 
tract 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving the foot Walk on the S° 
side of Chambers Street from Greenwich Street to the West side of 
Henry Ten Brooks House ; was read & ratified by the Board & John 
MKIombs was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & to pave the 
Street 

A Request of Aaron White to make an Area to his House in 
Van de Water Street was read & granted. 

The Street Committee on the Letter of Carlisle Pollock report that 
ten feet ought to be reserved from the Water Lot intended to be 
granted to him to widen Rector Street which was agreed to by the 
Board. 

The following Regulation of Rector Street was reported by the 
Street Committee & agreed to by the Board viz* 

"Descent from the western Kennel in Greenwich Street to the 
present extent of Rector Street at the River with lyi Inch on 10 



408 City op New Ygkk 20 Nov. 1797 

feet: In consequence the said Street will require to be raised 1 foot 
1 Inch at the extent of 63 feet distance from the western Kennel in 
Greenwich Street — ^thence at the extent of 50 feet further 1 foot- 
thence at the extent of 50 feet further 1 foot 5 Inches & at the ex- 
tent of 78 feet further the Wall plate will require to be raised 11 
Inches. 

[267] Ordered that Gamaliel Smith be appointed a fireman to 
Engine N<» 15 vice Samuel Wallgrove resigned And David Jacobs to 
N<> 14 vice Tunis Riker resigned* 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*" to pay. 
issd Garret Harsen on Ace* public Works £300:—: — 

Oliver Mildeberger for Repairs to a Well in Van de 

"* Water Street 18: 6: 6 

issd Peterson & Riley for the like in Chatham St £5:17: 6 

iss<^ Isaac Montagnie for the like at Hudson Market ilO: 17: 6 

Russel & Gosman for a Drain at the Exchange Slip & 

*"*^ front Street il6:18:ll 

issd Justices of the £10 Court $474 

Nich* Lawrence for City Watchmen il59: 2 : 6 

iss<^ James Culbertson for the like £139 : 2 : 6 

iss<l Joshua Barker for a new fire Engine H* £17 : 7 : 10 

issd W« Hardenbrook for tin Spout's to the new Fish Market £2: 2: 6 

[268] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^*- Nov' 2»^ 1797. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob DelaMontagnie 



Mangle Minthom 
Garret Harsen 
John Bogert 



Jotham Post ^Esqr.Ald- ^^^^^ grown 

Richard Furman 



John B Coles 



Thomas Storm 
Philip J Arcularius 



>- Assist^ 



The Qerk presented to the Board a Draft of the Lease to Gil- 
bert Van Mater for the Ferry to Brooklyn for three Years from the 
15^ Instant at the Rent of $2000 per anntun which was approved by 
the Board & ordered to be engrossed & with the Common Seal of the 
City affixed thereto delivered to M*" Van Mater on his executing the 
counterpart and a Bond in $4000 with good Security (to be adjudged 
of by M' Mayor) to secure the payment of the Rent & the perform- 
ance of the Covenants. 

Ordered that the paving of the foot Walks in Front Street be 
suspended 'till the next Spring. 



27 Nov. 1797 COMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 409 

And the working of the Mud Drudge 'till further Orders. 

Ordered that Abraham Heller be aj^inted a fire Man to Engine 
N«> 8 vice Jacob Hart resigned And Jacob Fullam to N® 16 vice Benj* 
Haigfat resigned 

[269] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to 

pay. 

. Rinier Skaats on Ace* for fire Wood for the G>urts of 

"^ Justice&c £60:- 

]ss<i The same for 1 Qr Salary & Disbursmt* £22: 2 

iss^ Latham Bunker for Lamp Oil £539: 14: 8 

iss<i Archibald Dunlap for Repairs to Pumps £35 : 6: 6 

, Bernard O Blenis for ballet of his Acc^ as Qerk of the 

^ Police Office £14: 6: 4 

Ordered that the Licences issued to Butchers who have no Stands, 
in the Fly Market be vacated. 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp' Nov 27*^ 1797 

Present/ James Kent Esq*" Recorder 

Theoph* Beekman John Bogert 

Jotham Post Mangle Minthorne 

Anthony Post Philip J Arcularius 

Jacob De la Montagnie Nich* Carmer 
Richard Furman 

Ordered that M*" Recorder issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to pay. 

iss<l Aldn DelaMontagnie on Ace* tow<ls Alms H* Sewer $1000 

issd Peter Cole for lighting Lamps & setting Lamp Posts il04 : 17 : — 

issd John J Roome Clk of Election 5tii Wd i0:16: — 

m^ David Waldron for Repairs to Roads £262: 8: 5 

iss^ Jacob Harsen for the like £599: 1 : 1 

iss^ Nich* Lawrence for Gty Watch £139: 2: 6 

issd James Culbertson for the like £139: 2: 6 

m^ Angevine & Hanna for watchs at the Goal £15:15:-^ 

. Danl Dunbar for wharfage recovered ag* the B^ at Bur- 

^ lings Slip $2»%oo 



Mangle Minthom 

LEsq«Ald« ^^"""^ nzrstn 

John Bogert 

Anthony Brown 



Assists 



410 City of New York 4iDec.l7OT 

[270] City of J At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^^^' Dec^ 4^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 

Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Richard Furman 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 

An Estimate & Assessment for digging out & filling in the Broad 
Way from Scott L Clarks House to the arched Bridge & the other 
Streets in connection, was read & ratified by the B^ and Joshua Barker 
was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & Philip Ruckle to exe- 
cute the Work on his giving Bond with good Surety in $2000 to com- 
pleat the Business by the first of October next 

A Request of Col® Bauman to erect a Portico to cover the Door of 
the Post Office from the weather ; was read & granted 

Ordered that Willet Seaman be appointed a fire Man & Fire 
Warden in the 3** Ward vice William Hardenbrook resigned Jacamiah 
Ackerly in the 7^ Ward vice Nathaniel Fanning removed And Isaac 
Stoutenburgh in the 4*^ W^ vice John Bogert resigned. 

[271] The Committee on the small Change Notes reported that 

they had burnt to ashes the follow^ viz* 

9000 of 3d ill2:10 

8000 2d 66:13:4 

8000 Id 33:6:8 



212:10 
3 imperfect Sheets 18 



£213: 8 
Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas"" to pay. 

James Stryker & Saml Stillwell Trustees of a School at 
issd Blooming Dale in the 7^ Wd (out of the Monies raised 

by Tax & granted by the Legislature) for the sd School $50 

issd Robert Lenox for a fire Engine made at Phil» $690*%i» 

. Mess" Mangin & Gocrick Surveyors on ace* of their Con- 

"® tract to make a new Survey of all the Streets $200 

issd Casimir Th : Gcerick for Survey* Streets £19 : 4 

issd Goodeve & Brown for a Box Candles £2 : 18 

issd David Marshall for supff Potters field £21 1 — 

issd John Van Alst for Repairs to Ptmips £7: 0: 6 

issd Jacob Tabellie for sups Streets £6A : 6: 9 

Alexr McDougall for hanging an alarm Bell on the new 
^**^ Watch H» £4: 2:- 

John Hyde for a public Dinner on the late anniversary 
"^ of the evacuation of this City by the British Troops ... £53 : 17 : — 



John Bogert 
. _ ^ . ^ Garret Harsen . . . ^^ 

}-E»q"AM- Mangle Minthorn ^A"»** 

Thomas Storm 



11 Dec. 1797 COMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 411 

[272] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ*®' the 11*>» day of Dec' 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 

Gahrid Furman 
Anthony Post 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Richard Furman 
John B Coles 
TheophP Beekman 

A Letter from the Commiss'* of the Health Office with their Ac- 
counts was read ; from which it appears that a ball<^ of il97 : 3 : 5 re- 
mams in Aeir hands which the B^ direct them to retain 'till further 
Order & the Board signify & declare their approbation of the Con- 
<hict of & the Accounts rendered by the said Commissioners ; except' 
that they consider the Charge made by M' Dodge of 24/ for a G^bi 
as exorbitant ; 

A proposal of Gilbert Van Mater for an extension of his Lease of 
Brooklyn Ferry to seven Years & to make such deduction in the Rent 
as to enable him to employ a third Person in each of the lesser Boats 
to act as Helmsman ; was read & rejected 

[273] M' Recorder presented to the B<* a Draft of Articles of 
Agreement between tiiis Board & Mess" Gcerick & Mangin for the 
making of a Survey & Map of this City with all the Streets & Water 
Lots which was read & approved by the B^ & the Common Seal was 
ordered to be affixed to one part thereof on the other Party's executing 
the other part 

Ordered that the two Watchmen at the Bridewell be stationed at 
some other proper Place or Places in the 6*^ Ward & that the two 
Men employed to guard the Goal be discharged. 

Ordered that M«" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas*" to pay 

!««> Gcrrit Harsen on Ace* £300: — : — 

i»* James Culbertson for City Watchmen £139 : 2 : 6 

iss<i Nich» Lawrence for the like £139: 2: 6 

John Ten Eyck for Gun Powder on the celebration of 

the last 25«k Nov $S7*Hoo 

iss<l Saml Delameter for a Leader to a fire Engine £6: S: 7^ 

' md ^" Beekman for carriage Hire for the Road Com- 

^ mittcc £1:12: — 

issd Bam't B Sebring for Blacksmith Work at the Goal.. £17: 18: 5^ 



is$<i 



412 



City of Nbtt Yobk 



22 Dec 1797 



[274] City of } ^^ 
New York J 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 18^ day of DeC^ 1797 



John B Coles 
Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Richard Furman 



Esq»Aldtt 



Mangle Minthom 
John Bogert 
Thomas Storm 
Garrit Harsen 



Assists 



A Letter from M*" Shea with Receipt for the Money for the new 
fire Engine was read & filed. 

A Letter from Robert Lylbum on the subject of the unsettled 
State of the boundary Line between the Proprietors of Lands on the 
Bloomingdale Road & the Common Lands was read & referred to 
the Street or Land Committee. 

Ordered that M*" Harsen direct the making of such new Watch- 
mens Boxes as may be necessary agreable to a Report made by the 
Capt* of the City Watch 

A Release of Parcel of the Common Lands to Dan* M^Cormick, 
Charles Smith and William Seton (which said Lands were on an 
Agreement sold to Thomas B Bridgen & by his consent conveyed to 
the said Dan* M^^Cormick Charles Smith & W" Seton to secure the 
Bank of New York for Monies advanced to the said Thomas B 
Bridgen was read & approved by the Board & the Common Seal was 
ordered to be affixed thereto & M*" Mayor to sign the same on behalf 
of this Board. 



[275] City of ) ^^ 
New York^ 



At a Common Council held on Friday 
the 22<* day of Dec^ 1797 



Present/ Richard Varick Esq'" Mayor 

James Kent Esq"" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Richard Furman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Theoph* Beekman 



Esq«Aldn 



Thomas Storm 
Anthony Brown 
John Bogert 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle M in thorn 
Philip J Arcularius 
Nich« Carmer 



*-Assis*» 



The following Estimate of the Monies which will be required to be 
raised by Tax for defraying the public Expences of this City the ensu- 
ing Year was read & approved viz* 



28 Dec. 1797 COMICON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



418 



City&G>iinty « 



f Alms House £14000:- 

BridewcU 1000: 

Roads 1200: 

Streets 1500: 

Criml Prisoners 1300: 

New Alms House, to repay the Monies bor- 
rowed & to compleat Buildv 4000: 

Contingencies 2300: 



£25300: — : — 



City. 



Watch. 66 Men 2 Capts & 2d Assist* 
for 7 Nifi^ts is £139:2:6 £7234:10: 

Extra Watchmen at Goal & 
Bridewell 300: — : 

Fuel & Light 100: — : 



7634:10: — 



Lamps— 936-OiI 9360 Gall" 

Bridewell Alms H« 562 

GaUs9922@8/ £3968 

Lights & supperinting 1030 

Repairs & making 500 



16 



Wells & Pumps. 
Contingencies .. 



5498 

500 

1000 



16 



14633: 6: — 



[276] The Draft of a Law for the establishment of a Police 
Office for the more effectually to discover & apprehend Offenders in 
this City was also read & approved by the Board And it was ordered 
that the said Estimate & Draft of a Law be delivered to the Members 
from this City & County in the Legislature & that they be requested 
to endeavor to obtain the passing of Laws for raising the Monies 
mentioned in the said Estimate & for the establishment of the said 
Police Office, that the Common Seal be affixed to the said Request & 
that M' Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this Board. 

A Petition of Andrew Hopper for a settlement of the Boundary 
Line between his Land & the Common Lands was read & referred to 
the Land Committee. 

Ordered that the City Treas*" receive from the State Treas' the 
$2000 granted by the Lqg[islature to be applied to the maintenance & 
support of such Poor in this City as shall not have gained any settle- 
ment in this State. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 



414 City of New Yoek 27Dec.l7»7 



Aldn DdaMontagnie towards the Sewers ft Drains at the 

Alms H» * i208:10: 9 

issd Garret Harsen on Ace* ilOO:— : — 

The same for ballc« of his Ace* for public Work by 

order of this Bd £107:15: — 

Robt Valentine for removing a Store (on the Corpora- 
tion G<i at Pecks Slip) to open Front Street £221: 1: — 



issued 
issd 

issd 
issd 



John Bogert 

_ .^. Garret Harsen 

Esq" Aid- j^^gi^ Minthom 

Nich* Carmer 



Assist* 



[277] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Wednes- 

New York J ^®- day Dec^ 27^ 1797 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Gabriel Furman 
Richard Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Anthony Post 

Ordered that the Treas"" take on Loan from Catharine TumbuU 
Wife of George Tumbull $700 Dollars with Interest at five per Cent 
that a Bond be prepared for the same & the Common Seal affixed & 
that M*" Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this Board 

A Petition of Mary Nichols for indemnification against the Ex- 
pences which will arise by her Houses being under mined in the dig- 
ging out of the Broad Way agreable to the R^^ation was read And 
it was determined that no Relief could be given in the Premisses. 

On an application of M** Cath" Parsons for pay- 
ment of i50 for two Marquees by her sold & 
iss^ & deliV* delivered to the Health Committee in 1793 

to John W Mulligan Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Wan* for 
Atty at Law the payment thereof on her producing a Letter 

or Order from her husband W" Parsons who 
is absent beyond Sea authorizing her to re- 
ceive the Money. 
Ordered that Aid"* R Furman be of the Committee for a Reform 
of the Alms House vice Ald*^ De La Montagnie who is attend^ the 
Legislature in his Seat 

[278] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas' to 

pay 

issd Nich» Carmer for bailee of his Acct agt the new Ahns H» £94: S: ^ 
John Borris for use of his House & necessaries by the 

^^ Bd on public Business £8:16:- 

is8<i Peter Cole for lights Lamps £78: 9: — 

issd The same for placing new Do £19: 7: — 

. ^ Bernd O Blenis for bailee of his Acct as Clk of Police 

"«^ Office $34*%- 



10 Jan. 1796 COMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 415 

issd John Smith for deans Wells £17: 9: — 

iss^ Nich» Lawrence for City Watch £139: 2: 6 

issA James Culbertson for the like £139: 2: 6 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Wednes- 

New Yotkf^' day Jan^ 10^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Funnan 1 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
John B Coles 



Mangle Minthom 
Garret Harsen 
^ Esq" Aid" John Bogert 



I 



Nicholas Carmer 
Anthony Brown 



The following Petition to the Legislature was read and agreed to 
by the Board viz* " The Petition of the Mayor Aldermen & Common- 
alty of the City of New York in Common Council convened. [279] 
rcspectfuly sheweth 

That the increase of Complaints and Prosecutions in the Court of 
General Sessions of the Peace in & for the City of New York has 
rendered the four annual Terms of the said Court not sufficient for 
the dispatch of Business and the complete attainment of public Justice. 
That two additional Terms have become necessary for those Purposes 
and your Petitioners beg leave to suggest that if the Terms be granted 
the following arrangement of the Terms of the said Court to com- 
mence from and after the tenth day of April next would be convenient 
& suitable to wit. That the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace 
for the said City be hdd on the first Tuesday in June the first Tuesday 
in August — ^the first Tuesday in October, the first Tuesday in Decem- 
ber, the first Tuesday in February & the first Tuesday in April in every 
Year and that each of the said Sessions may last continue & be held, 
if in the Judgement of the Court the due administration of Justice 
should require it until the several Tuesdays next following inclusive. 

[280] And your Petitioners further represent that a fit Person 
specially charged by Law with the Conduct of criminal Prosecutions 
in the said Court and with a competent Provision for his support to 
be paid out of the Fines Penalties and Forfeitures arising within the 
said City would greatly conduce to the prompt and eflFectual admin- 
istration of Justice And your Petitioners further respectfully represent 
that in their Ju<^;ement it would be fit and desireable that, that pare 
of the Bridewell in the said City which was lately made a temporary 



416 City of New York i6Jan.l7»8 

place for the safe keeping of State Criminals be established by Law 
as a part of the Goal of the said City & County for the confinement 
of Criminals only under the particular Care & Chai^g^e of the Keeper 
of the Bridewell of the said City. That such an establishment would 
contribute to the safe keeping of Criminals & would greatly accommo- 
date the numerous Persons from time to time confined in the Goal of 
the said City & County for Debt." 

Ordered that the Common Seal of the said City be affixed to the 
said Petition & that M** Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this 
Board. 

[281] Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Wart** oft the Treasurer 
to pay 

iss<l Charles Dickenson Coroner for Inquests £36:18: — 

issd James Culbertson for City Watch"* £139: 2: 6 

issd Nich» Lawrence for the like £139: 2: 6 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp- Jan^ 15«> 1798. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 



John B Coles 
Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Anthony Post 



Mangle Minthorn 
Garret Harsen 

••Esq" Aid" John Bogert 

Antho Brown 
Nich» Carmer 



..Assist'* 



On reading a Report of the Commissioners of the Alms House in 
which they state the particular Situation & Circumstances of the In- 
stitution at present & which Report was approved of by the Board 
A Petition to the Legislature was read setting forth the heavy burthen 
imposed on this City in the maintenance & support of Emigrant 
Paupers who have gained no l^;al settlement in any particular Place 
& praying Relief in the Premisses ; 

Ordered that the Common Seal be affixed to the said Petition & 
that M** Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this B^ [282] And that 
the said Report on the Alms be printed in '''Hand Bills to be sent to 
the Legislature with the said Petition. 

Ordered that Thomas Willets be appointed a fire Man to Hook 
& Ladder Company N® 2 vice Anth«* Oliver removed from this City. 

* Page 283 is one of these hand bills, in such a dilapidated condition, how- 
ever, that it is impossible to print it A similar hand bill, published two years 
earlier, which was discovered among the loose papers in the custody of the city 
clerk, has been inserted as a plate following page 212 in this volume.— En. 



29 Jan. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 



417 



iss^ 



iud 



Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 
The G>mmi8S» of the Ahns House to be applied towards 

Relief of indigent families i200 : — : — 

Messn G<£rick & Mangin on Acc^ of their Contract to 

make a new Survey of this City $300 : — : — 



[284] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^' Jan^ 22^ 1798 

Present Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq*" Recorder 
Theoph* Beekman 



Gabriel Furman 
Jotham Post 
Rich^ Furman 
Anthony Post 
John B Coles 



^Esq«Aldn 



John Bogert 
Anthony Brown 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 



Assists 



A Petition for the running out a Pier on the West side of White 
Hall Slip was read & referred to the S* C6m*«« 

A Petition for erecting a Bridge across the Exchange Slip was 
read & referred to the same Committee. 

An Application of Col® Morton for a longer Lease of some Lots 
of the Common Lands at the Dove Tavern near the 5 Mile Stone, or 
to sell the present Lease to the Corporation ; was rejected. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 



is$d 
iss<l 
i$s<> 
iss<> 

iss^ 



James Culbertson for City Watchn £139: 2 

Nich« Lawrence for the like £139: 2 



John Day for Repairs to the Sewer in Roosevelt Street. 

Tho* Hazard for two Watchn at Goal 

John Morton for printing 

Goodeve & Brown for Candles 

Bernard OBlenis Qk of the Police Office for bailee 



£1:16 
£17:17 
£17:10; 

£2:10 
$33^00 



6 
6 



[285] City of ?^ 
New York J 

Present/ 

Gabriel Furman 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Richard Furman 
John B Coles 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 29^ day of Janx 1798 

Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



^Esq»Aldn 



John Bogert 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthorn 
Anthony Brown 
Nich» Carmer 



A Petition to the Legislature praying that the Duties imposed by 
Law on Sales at public Auction in this City be granted towards de- 



418 City op New York 6Feb.l7»8 

inyixig the public Expences of this City ; was read & approved by 
the Board And it was ordered that the Common Seal be affixed thereto 
and that M^ Mayor subscribe the same on behalf of this Board. 

Ordered that Aid** G Furman be of the Committee of Ace** vice 
Aid" R Furman 'till his return from Albany. 

On reading a Petition of the Captain & Assistants of the upper 
Watch Ordered that they be allowed the like Pay as those of the 
lower Watch. 

A Petition of Anna Bancker for a Grant of the Water Lots in 
front of her Lots at Corlears Hook was read & referred to the Street 
Committee. 

[286] Ordered that the Committee on Schools enquire into the sub- 
ject & report their Opinion as to the establishing of the School in the 
Alms House & the Affrican School as free Schools under the Statute 
for the encouragement of Schools. 

The Firemen of Engine N** 7 having certified to the Board their 
having expelled Jacob Tabelle from their Company for open violation 
of the Laws & disturbing the Harmony of the Company, 

Ordered that the said Fire Men do attend this B^ next Monday 
Week to satisfy this B** that the Charge is true & that M' Tabelle be 
notified to attend also to Defend himself ag* the s^ Charge. 

Ordered that Furman Cheesman be permitted to dig across Cherry 
Street for the launching of a Vessel on the express condition that he 
do without delay put the Street in the same Condition he found it 

Ordered that the Aid" & Assist of the 3^ & the Aid" of the 5*^ 
Wards enquire & report with respect to a Store House of James Ward 
which obstructs the Line of Front Street at Pecks Slip 

And that the Qerk write to Sam' Farmar with respect to his Store 
House in the same situation. 

[287] City of ) At a Common Council held at the Ahns 

New York( ' House on Monday the 5*** day of Feb^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

James Kent Esq** Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
John B Coles 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 



John Bogert 
Garret Harsen 
EsqnAldn Nicholas Carmer 

Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Brown 



^Assisfi 



M' Mayor with the Recorder & the other Members of the Board 
proceeded to visit & examine the several Wards in the Alms House & 



5 Feb. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNXJTES 419 

Bridewell and the state & condition of the Inhabitants in the Alms 
House & the Prisoners in the Bridewell & being returned 

The Committee of Accounts reported that they had examined the 
Accounts of the Commissioners of the Alms House & Bridewell for 
the last Quarter & compared them with the Vouchers & found them 
just & right; amount' 

Those of the Alms House to £3179: 2: >2 

Those of the Bridewell to 481:16: — 

An Estimate of the Commiss''* of the Monies required for the 

ensuing Q*" was read & approved by the Board viz* 

For the Alms House £3000: — : — 

For the Bridewell 600: — : — 

. J Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer 

for payment thereof accord'^ 

[288] A Memorial of the Inhabitants in Barley & Magazine Streets 
against the raising of those Streets to the heigth of the present Regu- 
lation was read & referred to the Street Committee. 

A Request of David M Qarkson that in digging out the Broad 
Way one half of the breadth of the side Walk may be permitted to 
remain in it's present situation until the Season will enable him to 
secure his Buildings was read & granted. 

The Lamp Committee on the Represen[ta]tion of Peter Cole the 
Superintendant of the Lamp Department Report that the usual prac- 
tice is to light the Lamps twenty one Nights in each Month ; but that 
in the Opinion of the Committee the Inhabitants will be better accom- 
modated if the Lamps were lighted twenty four Nights in a Month & 
that the Lamp lighters should be allowed the proportionable encreased 
pay accordingly ; which was agreed to by the Board. 

Ordered that the Constables Marshalls & Citv Watchmen be 
allowed Pay for conveying Criminals to Gaol and Vagrants to Bride- 
well at the same rate as the allowance heretofore to the Constables & 
Marshalls for conveying Vagrants to Bridewell. 

[289] Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr*" on the Treas' to 
pay 
. Rinier Skaats on Ace* to purchase fire Wood for C** of 

'" Justice i40:-:- 

. . Peter Cole for the Constables & Marshalls conv^s 

^" Vagrants to Bridewell £S: 9: 6 

issd Com* B Sebring for Iron Work to the Goal £30: 16 : 3 

. . George Forman for printing a State of the Alms House 

"* in Hd Bills £4: — : — 

issd The Justices of the £10 Court $456 

i»s<i James Culbertson for Watchmen £139:13: — 

»»<* Nich* Lawrence for the like £139:13: — 



420 City of New Yoek 12 Feb. 1798 

City of ^ At a Common Council hdd on Monday 

New YorkJ^^' the 12t>» day of feb^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

James Kent Esq' Recorder 



Gabrid Furman 
Anthony Post 
Richard Furman 
John B Coles 



John Bogert 
Garret Harsen 
EsqnAldn Nicholas Carmer 

Anthony Brown 
Mangle Minthom 



xAssist" 



The Board having heard the Foreman & Members of the Company 
of Engine N° 7 on Oath as to the Complaint ag* Jacob Tablie one of 
their Fellows for rude & improper Conduct towards the Company & 
refusing to observe the Rules & r^^lations established & agreed to by 
the [290] Company & disturbing the Harmony thereof and M' Tablie 
attending having been also heard in his defence The Board determined 
that he be removed from the Office or Place of a fireman of this City 
And that John Drake be appointed in his stead 

A Proposal of Jonathan Hunt to supply the City with fresh Water 
was read & referred to the Committee on that Subject. 

On the application of William King Ordered that he be permitted 
to lay his Timber for the Frame of a House in the fields for twelve 
Days. 

A Petition to the Legislature in the follow* Words was read & 
agreed to by the Board & the Common Seal was ordered to be afiixed 
& M' Mayor to sign it on behalf of the Board viz^ 
To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of New York. 

The Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the 
City of New York in Common Cotmcil convened. 
Respectfully sheweth, 

That as well for the Ornament & Improvement of the City as for 
the encouragement of the Trade and commerce of the State and the 
Safety of the Shipping at the Wharves of this City, Your petitioners 
have lately directed a permanent Street of seventy feet wide to be 
laid out and compleated at and on the extremity of their Grants already 
made and hereafter to be made to Individuals; on the East River 
called South Street and on the North or Hudson's River called West 
Street; South and [291] West of which Streets no buildings of any 
description are to be permitted to be erected, so that Vessels lying at 
the Wharfs may be secured from Fires. 

That by reason of the curving and otherwise irr^fular State of 
the Shore at low Water Mark in the East and the North Rivers, at 



12 Feb. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 481 

the time of the making of the Grants by the predecessors of your Peti- 
tionersy a General Map of which, if ever made, cannot now be found, 
the Grants heretofore made are deemed to extend to unequal Distances 
into both Rivers, which occasions difficulties in making the permanent 
Streets aforesaid r^^lar; And that in many instances, altho Your 
Petitioners are willing gratuitously to give the Soil under the Water 
on which those Streets of seventy feet Wide are to be made, Yet 
doubts are entertained, whether your Petitioners can compel any of 
the proprietors of the Lots fronting thereon and who may be unwilling, 
to make those Streets for public Use, in any given reasonable time to 
be appointed by the Common Council. 

And Your Petitioners further shew that part of their plan afore- 
said was to extend piers at right Angles from the said permanent 
Streets into the Rivers, at proper distances from each other to be de- 
termined by the Corporation with suitable Bridges for the Accommo- 
dation of Sea Vessels, and so constructed as to admit the Currents 
at both Ebb and Flood in both Rivers to wash away all Dirt and Filth 
from the Wha[r]ves and thereby render the health of the Inhabitants 
of the City more safe and secure : but Doubts have also arisen whether 
Your Petitioners can compel the individual proprietors of the Wharves 
to sink and lay out those piers ; or if they shall refuse, whether Your 
Petitioners will be authorized to sink and build those piers at the 
Expence of the City and receive the Wharfage vrithout incurring a 
Breach of the Conditions and Covenants contained in their Grants to 
Individuals. 

And forasmuch as some adequate remedy [292] is essentially 
necessary in the premisses as well to secure the health of the Citizens 
as to effect Ornament and regularity in the Fronts of the City and 
convenience and safety to the Trade and Commerce thereof. 

Your Petitioners pray that the Honorable the Legislature will 
confer such power and authority to your petitioners as shall be proper 
to remove the difficulties and Doubts above stated, or to make such 
other provision in the premises as to the Legislature shall seem meet. 

Sealed with the Common Seal of the said City Witness 
[Seal] Richard Varick Esq' Mayor, this 12^^ day of February 
1798. 
M' Mayor havii^ retired from the Common Council M' Recorder 
took the Chair and then the two following reports of the .auditing 
Committee on M' Mayor-s Accounts were presented read and agreed 
to by the Board, viz* 

The Auditing Committee report to the Common Council of the 



422 City of New York 12 Feb. 1798 

City, That they have examined the Annual Accotint and vouchers of 
Richard Varick Esquire the Mayor, for Market Fees received and 
paid by him from the fourth day of January to the 31"* day of Decem- 
ber 1796, inclusive ; That the Mayor has received from Rinier Skaats 
and James Culbertson [including £49:4 paid by his permission or 
order, for sweeping & cleansing the Markets] the Sum of One thou- 
sand seven hundred and eighty seven Pounds ten shillings & eleven 
pence. That the Mayor has retained the one half of the lastmentioned 
Sum to his own use and has paid to Daniel Phoenix Esquire the City 
Treasurer, the Balance of Eight hundred & forty four Pounds elcyen 
shillings and six Pence. 

The Auditing Committee further report That they have also 
examined the Accounts and Vouchers of the Mayor, for Monies re- 
ceived and paid by him for Licences granted to [293] Tavern Keepers, 
between the first day of March and the 31*^ day of December last; 
That he has received for 902 Licences the Sum of One thousand three 
hundred and fifty three pounds : That he has retained the one fifth 
part thereof, being £270: 12 to his own use ; That he has paid the like 
Sum to Robert Benson Esquire the Qeiic ; That he has paid to George 
Forman for printing the Licences £11 :5:0 That he has also paid to 
William W. Gilbert £20 : 6 : as a Commission for receiving and pay- 
ing three fifths parts of the said Sum of £1353, being £811 : 16 due to 
the Board, & that he has paid the Balance of Seven hundred & eighty 
pounds, five shillings to M' Phoenix the City Treasurer; All which 
appears from the Accounts accompanying this Report. 
New York Feb^ 15. 1797. Jacob DeLa Mohtagnie"! Auditing 

Thomas Storm j Committee 

The Auditing Committee Report that they have examined the 
Annual Account and Vouchers of Richard Varick Esquire the Mayor, 
for Market fees received and paid by him from the second day of 
January to the thirtieth day of December 1797, inclusive; That the 
Mayor has received from Hugh Gobel and Janjes Culbertson Deputy 
Clerks of the Market [including £88 : 14 paid by his Order for Sweep- 
ing and cleansing the Markets] the Sum of One thousand eight hundred 
and forty Pounds and thirteen shillings ; That the Mayor has retained 
the one half of the lastmentioned Sum to his own use ; " & also the 
" further Sum of four hundred and fifteen Pounds sixteen shiDings 
allowed him by the Board on 2772 Tavern Licences at 3/ each, 
granted in the Years 1793, 1794, 1795 & 1796" & has paid 4e 
Balance to Daniel Phoenix Esq' the City Treasurer. 

The Committee further report that they have [294] also examined 



€€ 



19 Feb. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 428 

the Accounts and Vouchers of the Mayor, for Monies received and 
paid by him for Licences granted to Tavern keepers from the first 
day of March to the twenty fifth day of December last, inclusive — That 
he has received for 1021 Licences the Sum of One thousand five hun- 
dred and thirty one Pounds, ten shillings. That he has retained three 
tenths thereof to his own use, That he has paid two tenth parts thereof 
to Robert Benson Esquire the Clerk; That he has paid to Geoi^e 
Forman thirteen Pounds four shillings for printing the Blanks ; That 
he has also paid to William W. Gilbert Esquire £19 : 2 : 10 as a Com- 
mission for receiving & paying the one half of the said Sum of 
£1531: 10 due to the Board; And that he has paid the Ballance of 
seven hundred & thirty three pounds eight shillings and two pence 
to Darf Phoenix Esquire the City Treasurer ; All which appears from 
the Accotmts accompanying this Report. 
New York Feb^ 12*>^ 1798 

Rich^ Furman T Auditing 
John Bogert. j Committee 

Ordered that M' Recorder issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to 

pay 

iss<l Bogert & Blauvelt for Repairs to Pumps £95 : 13 : 6 

. Steenbeck ft Heckle for Repairs to a Well in Barley 

"^ Street i6:12: 6 

. . David Marshall for superintends Potters field burying 

"'^ Gd £21:-:- 

iss^l John Hoghland for Leather Caps for the Watchmen. . . . £6: 12: — 

[295] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp- feb^ 19*>» 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 
John 6 Coles 



Gabriel Furman 
Richard Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 



John Bogert 
Anthony Brown 
^Esqr.Aldn j^j^,^ Minthorn 

Garret Harscn J 



Assist^* 



A Petition of Isaac Man for payment of a quantity of Pine Logs 
procured on a Contract with the Corporation in the year 1775 for 
Pipes of the Works to lead Fresh Water through the streets; was 
read & referred to the Aid** of the I" & 2<* & the Assist^ of the 4*J> 
Wards. 

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Roosevelt Street for an alteration 
in the Regulation of Chatham Street to lead the Water at the Tea 
Water Pump ; was read & referred to the Street Committee. 



424 City of New Yobk 26 Feb. 1798 

On reading an application of Geoi^e Gosman Ordered that he be 
permitted to make an Area & Vaults imder the Street in front of a 
House he intends to build in Cortlandt Street & to lay Bricks in the 
Streets for the Building 

An application of W"^ Betts for a Road & landing place at Horns 
Hook Ferry to Long Island ; was read & referred to the Road 
Committee. 

[296] Ordered that the Company of the fire Engine N» 15 at the 
City Hall take Charge of the new Engine imported from Phil* & that 
the same be deposited in the Engine House at the City Hall and that 
the old Engine be removed thence to such place in the 7^ Ward as 
the Aid" & Assist* of the 7^ & the Assist* of the 6*^* Ward shall direct 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasurer to 

pay, 

issd James Culbertson for City Watchn £139: 13:- 

issd Nicha Lawrence for the like £139: 13:- 

. , Bernard O Blenis Qk of Police Office for bailee of his 

'"^ Acct $31%o 

, Rinier Skaats Door Keeper & Messenger for 1 Qr Ser- 

"* vices & DisbursemtB £22:12:- 

[297] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^^®' the 26*^* day of feb^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Elsq' Mayor 



Gabriel Furman -^ 

Anthony Post ]?^!'^.flf^^. 

John B Coles 



Theoph. Beekm«n |.Esqr.AId« Jfll^l"!! ^As«st^ 



Anthony Brown 
Jotham Post J ^^^^^ Minthom 

His Excellency the Governor with the advice & consent of the 
Council of appointment having been pleased to reappoint Richard 
Varick Esq^ to the Office of Mayor Jacob John Lansing Esq*" to the 
Office of Sheriff & Charles Dickenson Esq*- to the Office of Coroner 
of this City for the year ensuing ; their several Commissions under the 
Great Seal of the State were read & published as usual & the Sheriff 
having produced his Bond which was approved by the Board & filed 
M"" Mayor, the Sherif & the Coroner respectively took the Oaths of 
Office prescribed by the Charter. 

A Petition to the Legislature for a Law to make the Sum assessed 
on any Lot for the paving or digging out or filling in of any Street 
a Lien on such Lot to secure the payment of the Money so assessed; 
was read & [298] approved by the Board & it was ordered that the 



12 Mar. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNXJTES 426 

Common Seal be afiixed thereto & that M' Mayor subscribe the same 
on behalf of this Board 

Ordered that an Election be held at the City Hall in the second 
Ward on Tuesday the 6^^ March next of an Assessor in the stead of 
William Denning Esq^ who is a Member of the Legislature. 

Ordered that M'* Harsen set the Mud Drudge at Work in cleaning 
out the several Slips in this City commencing with Coenties Slip. 

Ordered that the Clerk advertize for receiving Proposals to rent 
Bell Vue Hospital for one Year from the 1*^ April next ; on Condition 
that if the whole or any part of the Buildings or Land should in the 
course of the Year be wanted as an Hospital or Lazaretto the same 
or such part thereof as may be required to be immediately 
surrendered up. 

Ordered that Richard C Ham be appointed a Fire Man to Engine 
N<^ 11 vice James Moore removed from this City 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

issi Peter Cole for lighting Lamps £90:15: 8 

. . Henry Dawson for Taxes on the Ferry House at Brook- 

^ lyn & for necessaries to the Committees £33 : 14 : 6 

, . Gilbert Van Mater for liquor for the Workmen on Re- 

pairs to the Wharf at Brooklyn £2:16: — 

[299] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 12**» day of March 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



John B Coles 
Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furman 



Garret Harsen 
John Bogert 



Anthony Post Y^"^^ ?,^'.^'5 



Theoph* Beekman 
Richard Furman 



Mangle Minthorn 
Anthony Brown 



■Assist** 



His Excellency the Governor by & with the advice & consent of 
the Council of appointmei^t having been pleased to appoint Richard 
Harison Esq' to the Office of Recorder of this City, M' Harison 
attended in his Seat & his Commission being read he took the Oath 
prescribed by the Charter 

The Poll List of the Election held in the second Ward of an 
Assessor was read & Josiah Shippey appearing to have been duly 
dected, he attended & took the Oath of his Office. 

A Letter from D' Bayley the Health Officer on the subject of an 



426 City of New Yoek 12 Mar. 1798 

allowance beyond that granted by the Legislature to him for his extra 
Services in the Department of Commissi of the Health Office, was 
read the Consideration postponed 'till next Meeting. 

[300] A Release of Augustus Van Cortlandt Esq^ to this Corpora- 
tion of certain Ground for the purpose of widening Beaver Lane with 
a Condition or Agreem^ therein " that he shall be freed from any 
Expence that has or may hereafter accrue on account of finishing the 
said Street " was presented to the Board & read And the Board agreed 
to accept the said Release on the above Terms or Condition. 

A Petition of Cortlandt Van Bueren & W"> G Miller " for liberty 
to incert private Drains into the Conunon Sewer of Broad Street to 
carry off the Water from the Yards of their respective Houses" was 
read And the B^ determined that this Priviledge extended only to 
the draining off the Water from Cellars & not from Yards and that 
their Request could not be granted : But that the Petitioners are at 
liberty to incert Drains into the Common Sewer under the Inspection 
of the Aid" & Assist^ of the Ward to drain the Bye Water from their 
respective Cellars 

The Qerk presented to the Board, sealed Proposals from George 
Shonnard, Thomas Palmer & Charlotte Johnson for the farming of 
Belle Vue Hospital & Land And previous to the opening of them the 
Board determined that it should not be let for the purpose of keeping 
a public House 

The proposals being opened it appeared that Shonnard offered £80 
— Palmer £50 & Johnson i50. Whereupon it was ordered that they be 
referred to the Land Com*** [301] to enquire into & if the said Per- 
sons intended to use it as a public House that the Committee should 
dispose of it in such manner as best to answer the Purposes for which 
the Place was purchased 

Ordered that the Law for preventing Nuisances & cleaning the 
Streets be republished & to commence its operation on Friday next 

Ordered that Aid" Coles & G Furman & M*" Bogert be a Committee 
to confer with the Commissi* of the Health Office whether further 
Measures can be devised on the Subject of Nuisances & cleaning the 
Streets. 

The Committee for cancelling small change Notes reported that 
they had bum't to ashes the follow* viz^ 

8,700 of 1^ £36: 5; 

8,0C0 2d 66:13 

7,100 3d 88:15 

il91:13: 4 



26 Mar. 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



427 



Ordered that the follow^ Persons be appointed fire Men to Engine 
N« 10 viz* 



David Marsh, as foreman 
John Pell. 
John G)titant 
Matthias Jorden. 
Grilbert Coutant. 
Jacob Blanck. 
John Smith. 
John HiUiken. 
John Vark. 
William Palmer. 
Samuel Hallet 



Hazad Myer. 
James Ryckman. 
Frederick Reaker. 
John Qark. 
Joseph Graham. 
John Andriese. 
Matthew Goodman. 
James M^Evers. 
Lewis Cox. 
Robert Wade 
Nicholas Romaine Jun' 



[302] Ordered that M'' Mayor issue his Warr** on the 
to pay. 

Joshua Barker for the Assessm* on this G>rporation for 

digging 9fi the Broad Way & Streets in the Vicinity. . 
Thomas Hazard for subsists crim^ Prisoners in Gaol & 

emp^ necessy Tubs from 20th July 1797 to 21st Janx 

1798 

Nich« Lawrence for City Watch 

James Culbertson for the like 

Henry Rutgers for Surveyors Fees on late Improvem* 

John Street 

Jacob Clinch Clerk of late Election of Assessor 2<i W<i. . 
George Hoppell for deepening & cleaning a Well behind 

Trin. Church 



Treasurer 



iss<i 
tss<^ 

iS8<l 

iss<l 

iss<l 
issd 



;£118: 


14: 


2 


i404: 


4: 


10 


£139: 


13: 


~- 


il39: 


13: 


— 


£4: 


8: 


... 


iO: 


16: 


— 


£S: 


11: 


_ 



[303] City of ) 
New Yorkp' 

Present/ 

John B Coles 
Anthony Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 
Rich<i Furman 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 26*»» day of March 1798 

Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq*" Recorder 



Esq"Aldtt 



Garret Harsen 
John Bogert 
Mangle Minthom 
Anthony Brown 
Nich* Carmer 



•Assist 



Ordered that a Letter, constituting Rich^ Harison Esq*" Attorney 
& Council of this Corporation, be made & that the Conmion Seal be 
affixed thereto. 

On the Application of D' Bayley the Health Officer Ordered that 
he be permitted to occupy the small Comer Lot at the Comer of Pearl 
& State Streets near the Battery for the Residence of his Boatman 
during the Pleasure of this B^ 



428 City of New Yoek 26 Mar. 1798 

Ordered that a notification be published in the News Papers 
recommending it to the Proprietors of Water Lots between Coenties 
Slip & Catharine Slip to make the new Street of 70 feet Wide called 
South Street by the first day of January next 

[304] An Ordinance was passed requiring the Owners & Occu- 
pants of. Water Lots between Whitehall & Catharine Slips to cause 
them to be so filled up & raised with wholesome Earth as that thatitit 
Water will run off freely mto the Street or River by the first day of 
July next under the penalty of one hundred Dollars for each Lot 

Also for the raising & filling in like manner certain sunken Lots 
in the sixth Ward by the same day under the like penalty. 

The Health Commiss''^ having proposed certain Amendments to 
the Law for preventing Nuisances, the Board proceeded to revise & 
amend the same and the said Ordinance as amended was passed by the 
Board & ordered to be published in the News Papers. 

On a suggestion that the Road from the Bridge across Harlem 
River towards this City would be very much improved if it was con- 
tinued on a strait Line from the School House at Harlem through the 
Lands of Sampson Benson across the Mill Creek 'till it meets the Post 
Road between the six & seven Mile Stones, It was ordered that the 
Land Committee confer with M' Benson & others proprietors of the 
Land through which the Road will pass & report the Result to the 
Board. 

[305] An application of Col° Morton for a renewal of a Lease of 
certain of the Conmion Lands at the Dove Tavern near the five Mile 
Stone or to make an Assignment of the Term unexpired of his present 
Lease & to sell the Improvements to this B^ was read & rejected. 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 

iss<i Gcrrit Harsen on Ace* £400: —.* — 

Martin Morrison for so much assessed on the Corpora- 
ls®^ tion for digging out &c Crown Point S* £75: 1: 7 

iss<l Peter Cole for lighting Lamps £98: 5: 4 

issd James Culbertson for City Watch £139: 13:- 

issd Nich» Lawrence for the like £139:13:- 

iss<l Latham Bunker for lamp Oil £697: 6: 4 

issd Adolph Bussing for remov* a Pauper £2 : — :— 

iss<l Goodeve & Brown for a Box Candles £3:10:-^ 



2 April 1798 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 420 

[306] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp' the 2^ day of AprU 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq*" Recorder 



Gabrid Furman 
John B G>les 
Anthony Post 
Richd Furman 
Theophs Beekman 



Garret Harsen 

Esq«Alda Mangle Minthorn 

Anthony Brown 
John Bogert 



The Commissioners of the Health Office by Letter of this day 
represent to this B^ that if [the] Government should proceed to com- 
pleat the Fortifications on Bedlows Island & more especially if Troops 
should be placed there in the course of the ensuing Summer it will in 
their Opinion become improper to continue the Lazaretto there And 
therefore request to know whether this B^ will indulge them with the 
use of Belle Vue which appears to them to be the only proper Place 
they at present know of to accommodate the Sick from Sea & such 
from the City as may be attacked with pestilential or infectious dis- 
orders during the ensuing Summer. Whereupon this B^ do determine 
that the said Commissioners may have the use of Belle Vue for the 
purpose aforesaid. 

[307] The Commissioners in the same Letter also represent that 
the Common Sewer of Broad Street is in a disagreeable State & will 
become very offensive in the Summer; Ordered that this Subject be 
refer[red] : to the Aid" of the 1** & 2^ & the Assist of the 2^ W^* to 
examine & take Order thereon. 

A Petition of Mess" Pearsall, Bowne & Stillwell was read propos- 
ing to open a Road through their Land at Blooming Dale to the Com- 
mons & pray[ing] that it may be continued through the Commons And 
the Board determined that on the Petitioners laying out a Road of 
sixty feet in breadth through their Land this B^ will continue it 
through the Common Lands. 

A Petition of the English Lutheran Church to purchase or Lease 
the Piece of Ground on Magizine Street whereon the old Powder 
House formerly stood was read & rejected. 

Ordered that William Sharp be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N® 23 vice John T Campbell resigned. 

Ordered that the Ald° & Assist of the 7^*» Ward direct the Building 
of a House for the Engine lately appropriated for the 7^^ Ward in 
such proper place as they can procure. 



480 Cmr OF New Yobk SAprillTW 

• 

[306] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas' to 
pay 

. Bernard O Blenis Clerk in the Police Office for bailee of 

'" his Acct $3S%» 

is8<l Hopkins & Co for prints £3:— 

. James Culbertson for City Watch 1119: 13 

'** The same for Disbursem** 10 

iss* Nich« Lawrence for City Watch il39: 13 



6 



City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesdav 

New Yorkp' the 3^ day of April 1798 

Present/ the same as Yesterday 

Pursuant to the Statutes for r^fulating Elections the Board pro- 
ceed to elect Inspectors for the ensuing Election to be held on the last 
Tuesday of April Instant & the following Persons were duly elected 

viz* 

rjacob Morton TWilltam Neilson 

l»t Wardj Andrew Morris 2<i W<i 4 Samuel Boyd 

[Rynier Suydam (^Solomon Simpson 

rjohn Cozine T Robert Dale 

3d Wd 4 William Bowne 4*h Wd J Jacob Le Roy 

(^Philip Brasher [ James Warner 

rWilliam Rhinelander fjofan Tabele 

Sth Wd J Archibald Kerly 6^ W<i -i John Crolius Jun' 

[Leonard Fisher [David Heckle 

rjacamiah Ackerly 
7th w<U David Deas 

[ Samuel Stilwdl 

Ordered that the Road Committee direct the Superintendants to 
commence working on the Roads as soon as the State of the Ground 
will permit. 

[309] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas^ to 
iss^ pay Brockholst Livingston in full for Rent of Belle Vue 

to 1"* May next il80: — 



16 April 1798 CoMMOX COUNCIL MiNUTES 



481 



City 
New York 



of ) At a Common G>uncil held on Monday 

forkj^' the 16^ April 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Hanson Esq' Recorder . 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Anthony Post 
Theoph* Beekman 
Richard Furman 
John B Coles 



EsqnAldn 



John Bogert 
Mangle Minthorn 
Nich» Carmer 
Garrit Harsen 
Philip J Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 
Thomas Storm 



^Assist^ 



A Release under the Seal of the Coiporation of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in this City of certain of their Lands laid out for 
public Streets in the 6^ Ward was presented to the Board & deposited 
with the Qerk with orders to get it proved & recorded. 

Ordered that the Treasurer provide for the pa}rment of Brockholst 
Livingston the consideration Money viz^ £1800 for Belle Vue. 

[310] This Board having agreed that the Society of Machanicks 
&5 might extend llie Line on the South side of their Piece of Ground 
(situate at the head of Chatham Square in the sixth Ward) about 
seven feet farther south as the same is now in their Possession, a 
Release of the same was presented & approved by the Board And it 
was ordered that the Common Seal be affixed thereto & delivered on 
their Releasing to this Board the triangular Piece of their said Ground 
whereon the Watch House is now erected 

Ordered that the Street in front of the Bridewell & where the 
Alms House formerly stood be assigned as a Place for exposing 
Horses for sale at puUic Auction And that an Ordinance be prepared 
prohibiting the same in any other place in this City except in the 
seventh Ward. 

Ordered that the Clk publish in the news Papers that all Persons 
appointed to the Office of Measurers of Grain in this City who are 
now in the actual exercise of that business do without delay report 
their Names with the Date of their respective Appointments into the 
City Qerk's Office in the City Hall and that all sudi as neglect will be 
considered as having relinquished the Business. 

A Petition for paving Chambers, Reade Barley, Church & Chappel 
Streets was read & referred to the Street Committee 

[311] In pursuance to the Statute entitled ** An Act concerning the 
Court of Gerf Sessions of the Peace and the Goal for Offenders in 
& for the City and County of New York " passed 2«* March last, The 



482 



City of New York 



19 April 1798 



Board proceeded to the appointment of " A Keeper of the Bridewell in 
the City of New York " and Peter Cole was appointed accordingly. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Division Street from George 
Street to Rutgers Street was read and ratified by the Board and 
Waters Furman was appointed to collect the Monies thereon and 
Henry Hulsart Thomas T Stagg & Abraham Stagg to pave the said 
Streets. 

An Ordinance for paving Dey Street was read & passed by the 
Board. 

The Board proceeded to the Consideration of a proper allowance to 
the Health Officers & the Commissioners of the Health Office and it 
was determined that the Health Officer be allowed for the two Years 
last past One thousand Dollars. 

And the Commiss"^* of the Health Office viz^ John Oothout, Jacob 
Abramse & Ezekiel Robins seven hundred & fifty Dollars to be divided 
among them for the last Year. 

. ^ Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** for paym* thereof 

accord**' 

[312] Ordered that Thomas Cornell be appointed a Fire Man to 

N® 15 vice Thomas Parcells resigned. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*" to pay 

issd Gerrit Harscn on Ace* £200 : — : — 

issd Aldn De La Montagnie for Copies of State Laws ^S*^ 

iss* Nich» Lawrence for City Watch £139: 13: — 

iss<l James Culbertson for the like il39: 13:-* 



New York^ 



At a Common Comicil held on Thurs- 
day the 19»J» April 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Anthony Post 
John B Colea 
Jotham Post 
Theophs Beekman 
Jacob De La Montagnie^ 



»Esq»Aldn 



John Bogert 
Mangle Minthom 
Nichs Carmer 
Antho Brown 
Tho» Storm 
Philip J Arctdmrius 
Garret Harsen 



Assis*» 



In pursuance of the Statute passed last Session of the L^slature 
entitled " an Act concerning certain Streets Wharfs & Piers And the 
Alms House & Bridewell in the City of New York " the Board [313] 
proceeded to the Considerati(xi of the number of Persons to be ap- 



28 April 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 



488 



pointed Commissioners of the Alms House & Bridewell and it was 
deteraiined that the number to be appointed be five. And that the 
appointment of them be postponed until next Monday. 

The Business of r^^lating & superintending the Streets being so 
very much encreased as to become too burthensome & requiring more 
time & Service than a Committee of this Board can be expected to 
bestow on that Service And it being considered that the Business 
would be more effectually executed & performed by permanent Com- 
missi to be appointed by this Board it was determined that two Com- 
miss'* be appointed to take the Charge & Superintendance of the 
Street Department and that the appointment of them be also postponed 
'till next Monday 

An Ordinance was passed for paving Burling Slip Street from the 
present pavement to Bulkhead at the River the side Walk on the West 
side of the said Slip from Elias Nexens House to the River — ^Front 
Street from Burling Slip to Pecks Slip and the Streets on [314] on 
each side of Pecks Slip from the present pavement to the South side of 
Front Street. 



City of 7 
New York^ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
April 23<» 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
John B Coles 
Richard Funnan 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
Gabriel Funnan 
Theoph* Beekman 



^ Esq" Aid" 



Thomas Storm 
Anthony Brown 
Mangle Minthorn 
Garret Harsen 
Philip J Arcularius 
John Bogert 
Nicholas Carmer 



»>A8sistt> 



A Memorial subscribed by William Neilson, Ebenezer Stevens & 
John Delafield as a Committee of the Chamber of Commerce repre- 
senting the defenceless State of this City against the Attacks of a 
few inferior Vessels of War & praying an indemnification of this 
Board to the amount of about 40,000 Dollars for defraying the ex- 
pence of providing & mounting on field Carriages 18 or 20 heavy 
Cannon was read & the consideration postponed 'till next Meeting 
of the Board. 

[315] A Release of Brockholst Livingston for the Belle Vue Farm 
was approved by the Board And it was ordered that on his executing 
it & getting it proved to be recorded and delivering up the old Title 



484 City of New Yoek 80 April 1798 

Deeds M' Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treasurer to pay him the 
G>nsideration Money il800. 

A Release by Nicholas Gouvemeur Lewis Ogden Peter C^vie, 
George Janeway, & Nicholas Low of a certain Street at G>rlears Hook 
was read & accepted by the Board And it was ordered that the said 
Street be called Gouvemeur Street. 

A Petition complainiiig of an Encroachment on 4^ Street m the 
7**» Ward was read & referred to the Aid" & Assist* of the Ward to 
enquire into & to report on. 

A Petition complaining of a sunken Pond near Lispenard read & 
referred to the Street G)mmittee. 

Ordered that Samuel Franklin be permitted to sink a Gstern in 
the Street at his House in Water Street in the 5*** Ward under the 
Inspection of the Ald*^ & Assist of the Ward. 

Ordered that M'* Mayor issue his Warr*" on the Treasurer to pay. 

iss^ David Marshall for attendf Potters field Bttrying G^. . . . £21 : — : ^ 
iss<i Isaac Hicks for lamp Oil ^239m» 

[316] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ^' April 30«> 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furoijui 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 
John B Coles 
Anthony Post 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Richard Furman 



John Bogert 
Philip J Arcularius 

-Esq" Aldn Anthony Brown 

Garret Harsen 
Mangd Minthom 
Thomas Storm 



»• Assist* 



Be it ordained that the following Bye Laws or Ordinances for 
the good Rule and Government of this City be continued & to be in 
force for one Year viz"* 

" A Law for the due observance of the Lords Day called Sunday." 

"A Law directing the Uses of the public Seals of the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate the admission of Free Men in the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate the public Markets in the City of New York " 

"A Law to establish the Assize of Bread in the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to regulate the paving and keeping in Repair and to pre- 
vent Obstructions in the Streets in the City of New York " 



80 April 17M Common Council Minutes 485 

[317] " A Law to prevent Nuisances in the City of New York " 

"A Law for preventing and extinguishing Fires in the City of 
New York " 

"A Law to regulate the keeping of Gun Powder in the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate Surveyors in the City of New York " 

" A Law to regulate Carts & Cartmen in the City of New York " 

''A Law to regulate the landing and sale of Hay in the City of 
New York" ' . 

"A Law to regelate the sale of Fire Wood in the City of New 
York." 

" A Law to r^;ulate the Sale of Lime in the City of New York " 

"A Law to regulate the Sale of Charcoal in the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to regulate the sale & cartage of Manure^ Sand & Qay in 
the City of New York " 

'* A Law to regulate the Pay of the public Measurers in the City of 
New York " 

" A Law to regulate the lying of Vessels at the public Wharfs & 
in the Slips of the City of New York & to establish the Rates of 
Wharfage." 

" A Law to regulate the ringing or tolling of Bells for Funerals 
m the City of New York 

" A Law for regulating Fences in the City of New York." 

[318] " A Law to prevent the setting of Fences or other Obstruc- 
tions in the River within the limits & jurisdiction of the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to prevent Horses going loose or at large in the Streets 
of the City of New York 

**A Law to prevent Goats going at large in the City of New 
York " 

" A Law to regulate the sale of Horses in the City of New York " 

The Board proceeded to the consideration of the Memorial of the 
Committee of the Chamber of Commerce presented & read at the last 
Mcet» And it was thereupon Resolved that His Excellency the Gbver- 
nor be requested on behalf of this Board to make an Application to 
the President of the United States for sixteen long eighteen Pounders 
of those now at West Point mounted upon travelling Carriages or as 
many of them as can be spared with the proper Apparatus & Ammu- 
nition to be used in the Defence of this City, if necessary, until other 
competent Provision shall be made for that purpose either by the 



486 City of New Yoek . 80 Aprill798 

United States or the L^slature of this State And that this Board 
will be answerable for the said Cannon Apparatus & Ammunition 
whenever they may be called upon to return the same. 

[319] Resolved also that this Board will make Provision for sup- 
plying the said Cannon with every Article that may be necessary to 
render them fit for service and that in case that number cannot be 
had upon the said Application this Board will take the requisite 
Measures for procuring them as soon as may be possible in perfect 
confidence that the United States or the Legislature of this State will 
reimburse every reasonable Expence that may be incurred in providing 
for the Defence of this important Part of the Union. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor be requested to transmit certified Copies 
of the afor^oing Resolutions & of the said Memorial to His Excel- 
lency the Governor. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warrant on the Treas*^ to 
. ^ pay Col° Eben' Stevens $1000, on Ace' towards providing 

proper Timber for Carriages & other Apparatus for the 
said Carriages in case the same should be necessary 

A Petition of the Proprietors of Lots in little Catharine Street for 
leave to dig out the said Street under the Direction of the Surveyors; 
was read & granted. 

A Petition of certain indigent refugees from S' Domingo for 
Relief was read & referred to Richard Lawrence to enquire into & 
report a State of their Situation 

[320] A request of Thomas Smith for permission to fix a Box for 
storing Salt on the Walk in the Street was read & rejected. 

Ordered that M' John Rogers may have the use of the Bowling 
Green in front of the Gov* House on condition that he keep it in good 
Order & suffer no Creatures to nm in it. 

On a request of the fire Company of Engine N® IS for an addi- 
tional number of Men Ordered that they be allowed an additional 
number not exceed^ Six. 

The Board, pursuant to the Statute in such case made & provided, 
proceeded to nominate & appoint Commissi* of the Alms House & 
Bridewell and the follow* Persons viz* William Hardenbrook— 
William De Peyster Willet Seaman — Elijah Cock & Richard Law- 
rence were duly nominated & appointed accordingly. 

And Isaac Stoutenburgh & Richard Furman were appointed to 
manage the Street Business under this Board. 

Ordered that Ald*^ Furman, Beekman & DelaMontagnie be a 
Committee to report a Reform for the Alms House — ^to confer with 



7 May 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 487 

the Conuniss'* as to the best Mode of subsisting the crim^ Prisoners in 
Bridewell, and to strengthen the Doors of the Bridewell And also to 
direct [321] a Survey to be made of the Ground which it will be 
proper to assign as Liberties of the Gaol. 

Ordered that M' Harsen procure Stone to secure the outside of 
the Battery & to employ Persons to collect those lying on the South 
side. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer to pay 

iss^ Gerrit Harsen on Ace* £200:-- 

iss<l James Culbertson for City Watch il39 : 13 

issd Nichi Lawrence for the like £139:13 

iud Peter Cole for lighting Lamps £95 : 16 

iss<l Saml Loudon for printing £1 : 15 

iss<l Provo & Smith for cleans a Well £2: 12 

issd Clerks of Election $104 

City of ^ At a Meeting of the Mayor Recorder & 

New York J ' Aldermen on Tuesday May !•* 1798 

The follow* Persons were appointed Overseers of the public Wells 
& Pumps in the several Wards of this City viz* 
1« W^ Gabriel Furman & Thomas Storm 
2* d** John B Coles & Garret Harsen. 
3^ d? Theoph" Beekman & Nicholas Carmer 
4^ d? Anthony Post & John Bogert 
S** d** Jotham Post & Philip J Arcularius 
6*^ d* Jacob De la Montagnie & Anthony Brown 
7^ d** Rich<^ Furman & Mangle Minthom 

[322] City of ^ At a Common Council held at the Alms 

New York J * House on Monday May 7* 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick E^' Mayor i 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 
Gabriel Furman 



Jotham Post 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
John B Coles 
Anthony Post 
Richard Furman 



John Bogert 
Garret Harsen 
^Esq"Aldn Philip J Arcularius >- Assist* 

Anthony Brown 
Mangle Minthorn 



^ A mm«t 



The Mayor Recorder & other Members being returned from visit- 
ing & examining the State & situation of the several Wards in the 
Bridewell & Alms House. 

The Committee of Acc^ reported that they had examined & audited 



488 City of New Youk 7 May 1798 

the Acc^ of the G>mmissioners of the Ahns House & Bridewell ft 
compared them with their respective Vouchers & found them right 
viz* 

Those of the Alms House for the last Quarter amounts to £3316: 13: UK 

Those of the Bridewell 475:14: 8j4 

An Estimate of the Commiss'^* for the ensuing Quarter whs then 
read & approved by the B^ viz* 

For the Alms House £3400 

For the Bridewell 60O 

. . Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr* on the Treas' for 

iss** 

paym* thereof accordingly 

[323] On reading a Letter from the Commiss" of the Health 
Office. 

An Ord*^* was passed for filling up & raising Theetre Alley by the 
15^ June under the Penalty of $100 for each Lot 

The like for an Alley running from Warren Street to Chambers 
Street by the first June. Penalty $50 each Lot 

The like for filling & raising the Water Lots of Thomas Marston. 
by the first of July — Penalty $250 each Lot 

The like for the Water Lots of Rob* Bowne & Tho* Eddy by the 
first June Penalty $100 each Lot 

The like for an Alley commonly called Waltons Alley leading from 
Water Street towards the River between Pecks Slip & Dover Street by 
the fifteenth June— Penalty $100. 

Ordinances were also passed for paving the follow*^ Streets viz* 

Augustus Street from Tryon Row to Magazine Street. 

Warren Street from Greenwich Street to the River. 

Water Street from James Slip to Catharine Slip. 

George Street from Division Street to the River. 

Ordered that M' Harsen take Order for making a Bulkhead across 
Catharine Slip on a range with the south side of Water Street on 
the side of the s^ Slip. 

[324] Ordered that Carlisle Pollock & CoU M^^Gregor be permitted 
to pave Carlisle Street agreable to the R^[ulation thereof without an 
Estimate & Assessm^ being made. 

On a Report of Richard Lawrence on the Petition of certain in- 
digent Refugees from S' Domingo, it was ordered that they should be 
permitted to come into & be provided for in the Alms House. 

Ordered that John P Anthony & Peter Hageman be s^^inted 
firemen to Engine N° 12 vice Anthony Franklin & Henry Aubic re- 
signed 



14 May 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNUTES 489 

And Bernard Rapalye, Alex' Sanders & David Wagstaff to N^ 9 
vice Ab" Bond Henry Bancker & Tho« Bushfield resigned 

Ordered that two additional firemen be allowed to Engine N« 15. 

Ordered that WUliam Allen be permitted to occupy the Gun 
Powder Magazine during the Pleasure of this Board on such Rent as 
the B^ shall deem reasonable 

Ordered that the Committee on Repairs take order for making 
Cells for the confinement of disorderly Persons in the Alms House. 

Ordered that M» Mayor issue his Wari^ on the Treas*" to pay. 

issd The Commissn of the Health Office on Acct $1000 

issd Bogert & Blauveit for Repairs to Pumps i93: 3: 1 

iss<i [325] Peter Cole for conveys Vagrants to Bridewell .... £8 : 13 : — 

iss^ James Wood for repairs Lamps il9 : 7 : 10 

'iss^ Rob* Valentine for erecting a fire Engme House £12 : — : — 

iss^ The Justices of £10 Court $456 

City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp* the 14^ May 1798. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq"" Recorder 



Theophs Beekman 
Jotham Post 
GatMid Furman 
Anthony Post 
John £ Coles 



John Bogert 

Mangle Mintfaom 

. — .,. Anthony Brown 

f-Esqr.Ald« Q^^^ ^^ 

Tho« Storm 



Jacob De laMontagnle J Philip J Arcularius 



^Assist* 



A Letter from His Excellency the Gov'' to M*" Mayor on the sub- 
ject of Cannon to defend this City was read & filed. 

On reading a Petition of Samuel Doughty This B^ do approve of 
his Lumber Yard at the lower end of Murray Street & adjoining 
Hudsons River as a proper Place for storing Shingles & do appoint 
that Place for the said purpose accordingly 

[326] Ordered that an Election be held in the 5^^ Ward at the 
friends Meeting House on Monday the 21"^ Instant of an Assessor in 
the place of Andrew Mercein removed from the City. 

Ordered that Stephen Allen & MicW Parker be permitted to plant 
Trees in front of their Houses in Rutgers Street under the Direction 
of the AW & Assist of the Ward. 

Joseph Corre is permitted to make a Gate to the fence of the 
Battery in State Street opposite to his Garden, leaving the one in 
iront of his House to remain 



440 City of New Yobk 14 May 1798 

Ordered that the Proprietors of the Water Lots between Coenties 
sup & the old Slip be & they are hereby respectively notified & re- 
quired without delay to fill in their respective Water Lots & to com- 
pleat the Wharfs agreable to the Conditions contained in the Grants 
thereof from the Corporation of this City and in case of refusal or 
neglect this Board will proceed against them on the Covenants & 
Conditions in their respective Grants contained 

On an Application of Col® Ebenezer Stevens & Peter Schermer- 
home to lay & frame the Timber (for buildings they intend to erect 
in front Street) in the Street in front of Beekmans Slip, The Ques- 
tion was raised & put [327] Whether it would be proper to permit the 
laying or framing of Timber by individuals in the- Streets in front 
of any of the public Slips ; and it was carried in the Negative. 

On an Application of Mess" Van Horn & Clarkson to alter the 
Line of the front of the Lots bounded on the West side of the Broad 
Way & lying between the House of Dominick L)mch & Beaver Lane; 
the Board proceeded to view the Premisses And thereupon 

Ordered that the Line of the front of the Lots on the Broad Way 
between the House of Dominick Lynch & Beaver Lane be as fol- 
lows viz^ 

Beginning at the Brick Work of the front of the said House of 
Dominick Lynch & running thence on a direct Line to a perpendicu- 
lar Point two feet nine Inches from the Brick Work of the front of 
the House on the south Comer of the Broad Way & Beaver Lane 

Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasurer to 

pay 

issd Mary Martin an indigent Widow £4: — 

issd Thomas Hazard for subsist? criml Prisoners in Goal £326:15: 8 

issd James Culbcrtson for City Watchmn £77: 10: 6 

issd Nich« Lawrence for the like £77:10: 6 

issd Hugh Gobel for the like £64:17: 6 

iss^l Magnus Beekman for the like £63 : 4: 6 

issd Isaac Hicks for Lamp Oil £1026: 17 

iss<* John Van Alst for repairs Pumps £9 : 17 

iss^ Joseph Webb for Repairs to Lamps £12: 6 

issd Provo & Smith for cleans Wells £18:16: 8 

[328] A Memorial of W" Nielson for compensation for the ex- 
pence of removing Earth from his Land to fill up a low place in the 
Bowery Lane at the two Mile Stone was read & referred to the Street 
Commissioners 

Ordered that the follow* Persons be appointed fire Men of this 
City viz* 



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441 



additional 

Members 

to Engine 

NM5. 

Engine 

No 15 

also 

No 19. 
N* 14. 



Elias Brcvoort 3^ W** Merchant 

James Stevenson 3^ I> Blacksmith 

David Dunham 1"* W^ Merchant 

William Castle l"* J> Grocer 

William Weyman 3^ d9 Salesman 

Thomas Benneth 3^ 6? Cab* maker 

John Borris 1»* W<* Innholder vice John T Barrow re- 
moved for n^ect of Duty. 

James Baxter 4*^ W<* Coachmaker vice Adam Milde- 
berger resigned 
Robert Seaman vice Thomas Johnson 
Gerrit Neaffie 6*** W<* Cartman vice 
Peter Lawrence removed for neglect of Duty 



[329] City 
New York 



of ) 
orkj 

Present/ 



^Esq»Aldtt 



John Bogert 
Garret Harsen 
Mangle Minthom 
Thomas Storm 
Philip J Arcularius 
Anthony Brown 



^ Assist^ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 21«* day of May 1798. 

Richard Harison Esq'' Recorder 

Antbooy Post 
Jotham Post 
Gabrid Furman 
John B Coles 
Richard Fnrman 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie^ 

On a Return of the Poll List of the Election in the 5*^ Ward of an 
Assessor vice Andrew Mercien removed from this City it appeared 
that John P. Ritter was duly elected who attended & took & subscribed 
the Oath by Law prescribed & directed. 

Ordered that Joseph Outenbogert be appointed a fire Man to 
Engine N** 19 vice Cornelius Tier dec^ 

And William Wellings & Aaron Place to N® 10 vice Henry Hanshe & 
John Qark. 

Ordered that the Watchmen placed at the Gov* House be removed 
to some other place & that the Watchman at 'the late State Treasurers 
be removed to the Mouth of the Sewer in Broad Street 

[330] Ordered that the Captains of the City Watch make Returns 
to this Board of the Stands of the several Watchmen placed as Centi- 
nds in this City. 

On reading a Request of Brothers Coster & C® Ordered that they 
be permitted to take up William Street from their House N^ 26 & 
to make a Common Drain of Brick or Stone to take the Water, 



442 City of New Yoek Si May 1798 

from the Cellars, from thence to the Drain in Beaver Street on condi- 
tion that they again put the S^ in good Order And that they be 
authorized to demand & receive from the other Proprietors of the 
Houses & Lots in the Street who shall use or take the benefit of the 
said Drain their respective proportions of the Expence attending the 
same. 

Ordered that M'^ Harsen take order for paving a breadth of four 
feet from Greenwich Street to the new Albany Bason on a range with 
the south side of Cedar Street 

On a Representation from the Neighborhood that Cortlandt Slip 
is so filled up at it's head as to become a receptacle for filth & Dirt and 
a common Nuisance 

Ordered that a Bulkhead be made across the said Slip at the West 
range of Washington Street at the public Expence [331] provided the 
neighborhood will at their Expence fill up the s^ Slip with good whole- 
some Earth to a proper heighth. 

On the Request of the Society of Friends Ordered that they be 
permitted to strew Bark in Pearl Street opposite their Meeting House 
to prevent interruption from the Noise of Carriages during their 
General Meeting; on Condition that they afterwards remove it & dean 
the Street. 

The Hay Scale in front of the new Albany Bason having become 
unnecessary at that place. 

Ordered that it be immediately removed. 

On a suggestion that some Person has unwarrantably sunk a 
Wharf at Corlaers Hook at the Place contemplated to be reserved as 
a public Bason or Slip Ordered that the Street Commiss" enquire into 
the matter & report to the Board. 

Ordered that Aid" G Furman & Mess'* Arcularius & Bc^ert be a 
Committee to enquire into the State of the public fire Buckets & 
report to the Board. 

[332] Ordered that Ald« DeLaMontagnie Coles & G Furman be 
a Committee to enquire into the subject & report to the B^ on the ex- 
pediency of lighting the public Lamps by Contract 

On reading a second Petition from certain indigent f rench families 
from S* Domingo, the Board determined that they be allowed at the 
rate of one Dollar per Week for each of the eight families, 

And that W Recorder issue his Warrant on the Treas' to pay 
. ^ Richard Lawrence $100 on Acc^ to be applied towards their 

Relief according to the number & circumstances of each 
family. 



28 May 1708 CoMMON CoUNCEL MmUTES 448 

Ordered that M"" Recorder issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to pay 

iss<* Gcrrit Harscn on Ace* £300: — : — 

. Goerick & Msuigin on Acct of their Contract to make a 

^ Survey &plan of the City $500 

. Rinier Skaats for 1 Q^ Salary £20: — : — 

'^ & Disbursements 3: 4: 6 

hs^ John J Roome Qk of an Election £0:16: — 

issd George Furman for paintff a fire Engine House £4 : 19 : 10^ 

issd Samuel Wigten for lamp Oil £158: 17: 6 

iss<l Thomas Jenkins & Sons for the like £720: 17: 10 

iss<i Willson Rawson for the like £457:12: 6 

[333] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J *^' the 28^ day of May 1798 

Present/ Richard Harison Esq*" Recorder 



Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Thcoph* Beekman 
R]ch<l Furman 
John B Coles 



John Bogert 
Anthony Brown 
^ ._ Thomas Storm 



>- Assist** 



Nich* Carmer 
Philip J Arcularius 

On a reconsideration of the Order of the last Meeting for filling 
up Cortlandt Slip to the West side of Washington Street it was sus- 
pended 'till the further Order of the Board And in the mean time that 
the Proprietors on each side be required to repair the Piers on each 
side of the Slip. 

The Qerk reported a Draft of Instructions for the Commissioners 
of Streets & Roads ; which were read & referred to Aid" G. Furman & 
A Post & M"- Storm 

A Petition of Eben' S. Burling & others to plant Trees in Rutgers 
Street was read & granted under the direction of the Aid"* & Assist* 
of the Ward 

A Petition for digging out Bedlow & Henry Streets was read & 
referred to the Street Commissioners. 

[334] A Petition of George Caspar Schroeppel was read And 
thereupon the Board determined that*he be permitted (as far as this 
Board are concerned in the Premisses) to run out a Wharf of thirty 
feet in breadth into Hudsons River in front of his Land for the 
convenience of landing Bark & other Articles for his Tannery during 
the pleasure of the Board. 

Ordered that Philander Brasher be permitted to make an Area to 
her House in Eeekman Street 



444 City or New Yoek 28 May 1798 

The Committee on small Change Notes reported that they had 
burn't to ashes the f ollow« viz* 

9400 of 3d ill7:10:- 

8000 of 2d 66:13: 4 

7000 of Id 29: 3: 4 

£213: 6: 8 

On a Return made by the Cap** of the City Watch, it was ordered 
that the Watchman removed from the Gov* House be stationed in 
Cliff Street and that one of those stationed at the two Banks be 
stationed at the Oswego Market to patrole down Maiden Lane. 

A Petition of Anthony L Bleecker & others for aid & permission 
to sink a Well in the Broad Way nearly two Miles from the City 
Hall was read And it was determined by the Board that as the In- 
habitants there were not taxed for Wells & Pumps [335] this Board 
could not grant any aid towards the sinking of a Well there but at 
the same time the neighborhood might sink a Well in such place as 
the Aid** & Assist, of the W*^ should assign. 

Several Estimates for making a Bulkhead across Catharine Slip 
were presented to the Board And that of Robert Valentine was ac- 
cepted viz* the Bulkhead to be 80 feet long & 15 feet broad at Bottom 
& 10 feet at the Top at the rate of £3:17 F^ foot with six Piles on the 
outside if it should be thought necessary for £14: 8: — 

A Letter from the Health Commiss" On the subject of filling up 
James's Slip, with Petitions for & against the Measure were read 
And the Board determined it inexpedient at present to fill up that Slip 
and directed M^ Harsen to employ the Mud Drudge in cleaning it out 
as soon as possible 

Ordered that Aid** Coles & G Furman & M«* Bogert be a Committee 
in conjunction with Col® Stevens to attend to the Measures that have 
already been taken or which it may be proper to take for the Defence 
of the City & Harbor of New York & to report thereupon to this 
Board as occasion may require. 

[336] Ordered that M*^ Recorder issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer 
to pay 

Peter Cole for taking Fish this season for the use of the 
issued ^j^g jj^yg^ ^c i20:-:- 

iss<i James Culbcrtson for City Watch £77: 10: 6 

issd Nich» Lawrence for the like £7: 10: 6 

issd Hugh Gobcll for the like 162: 2: 6 

issd Magnus Beekman for the like i62: 2: 6 

iss<* Tho« W Eagles for repairs Lamps £20: 5: — 

iss<l Provo & Smith for cleanar a Well iS: 16: — 

issd Peter Cole for light« Lamps £S2: 10: 7 

iss^ Charles Dickenson Coroner for Inquest on dead bodies. i46: 10: — 



4 June 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL M1NUTE8 



445 



City of ) 
New York J 

Present/ 



At a G>iimion Council held on Monday 
the 4^ day of June 1798. 

Richard Hanson Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
John B Coles 
Richard Furman 
Anthony Post 
Jacob De LaMontagnie, 



EsqnAlda 



John Bogert 
Anthony Brown 
Mangle Minthom 
Garret Harsen 
Thomas Storm 



••Assist^ 



A Petition for a Regulation of upper Read Street was read and 
referred to the Street Commiss" 

[337] A Memorial of W°> Denning & others praying a supension of 
the Ordinance for paving Warren Street from Greenwich Street to 
the River as far as respects the Walk on the South side & the paving 
of the said Street from Washington Street to the River was read 
& granted : On the express condition that the Proprietors of the Lots 
will without delay cause that part of the Street (the paving whereof 
is suspended for the present) to be filled up agreable to the Regula- 
tion & put in Order for paving 

On reading a Letter from the Treas*" 

Ordered that he demand an immediate settlement with the Col- 
lectors of the 4^ & 7*^ Wards & payment of the Ballances due from 
them respectively or in case of neglect or refusal that he proceed 
against them as the Law directs. And in the mean time if the necessi- 
ties of the Alms House should require it that he negociate a Loan 
with the Bank of New York for that purpose for a Sum not exceeding 
$2000. 

Ordered that Nath' L Sturges be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N® 5 vice James Hubberd dec^ 

Ordered that the Street Commiss"" return the Names of the Owners 
& Occupants of the sunken Lots between Thomas & Magazine Streets, 
that an Ordinance be passed for filling them up 

[338] Estimates & Assessments for paving the foUow^^ Streets 
were respectively read and ratified by the B<* viz* Chambers Street 
from the highest Ground opposite the Ahns House Gate to the West 
side of Washington Street — Reade Street from the Broad Way to the 
East side of Washington Street — Barley Street from the Broad Way to 
the West side of Church Street — Church Street from the north side of 
Barley Street to the Pavement at the south side of Chambers Street 
•—Chappel Street from the north side of Barley Street to the Pavement 
at the south side of Chambers Street — Greenwidi Street from the 
Pavement at the south side of Reade Street to Provoost Street — ^And 



446 City or New York 18 June 1798 

Broad Way from the Pavement at the south side of Murray Street to 
the north side of Scott L Garks House & Lot. 

Ordered that Henry Verveelen be appointed to collect the Monies 
on the said Assessments And that Arthur Smith, Tho» Whytlaw & 
George Walton be appointed to pave all the said Streets except Broad 
Way And that the same Persons together with John Moore & George 
Gosman be appointed to pave the Broad Way 

Ordered that M*" Recorder issue his Warr*» on the Treasurer to 
pay. 

iss<l Corn* G)oper for White Wash Brushes 10: 16: — 

i««* Latham Bunker for lamp Oil £218: 4: 9 

-^ Rob* Hunter for expences at his H* on canvassff Votes 

for Members of Assembly £17: — : — 

[339] City of 7 At a Common Council held on Wcdnes- 

New York}^^" day the 13t>» June 1798. 

Present/ Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 

Anthony Post 
Gabriel Furman 



Jotham Post 
Richard Furman 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
John B Coles 



John Bogert 
Garret Harsen 
Esq» AldA Nich* Carmer 

Mangle Minthom 
Philip J Arcnlarius 






M** Recorder informed the Board that Cap* Henry King Master 
of the Brig* Polaski from Cape Nichola Mole had landed 22 
Passengers contrary to Law ; & suggested to the Board whether Meas- 
ures ought not to be taken to enforce the Law in this Case Whereupon 
the Board directed that James Culbertson commence a Suit against 
the said Master at the risque of this Board. 

Mess^ John Broome & Paschal N Smith attended the Board & pre- 
sented the following written Application viz* " City of New York ss. 
At a joint Meeting of the several Committees follow* viz. One frcwn 
the Officers of the late Army & Navy of the United States, one from 
the Chamber of Commerce and one from each Ward of the City of 
New York [340] held pursuant to public notice at the City Hall of 
the said City on Friday the 8*^ day of June 1798. 

Matthew Clarkson Esq' Chairman 

Resolved that an Application be made to the Corporation of this 
City, to interpose their Credit for obtaining a Loan of fifty thousand 
Dollars to be applied toward the Defence of this Port and City, in 
confidence that the same will be reimbursed by the General Gover- 
ment, or provided for by the Legislature of this State, and that Mess" 



18 June 1798 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 447 

Paschal N Smith John Broome and Moses Rogers be a Committee to 
make the said Application. 

A true Copy— Ja» Fairlie Sec^y." 

Whereupon the Board immediately proceeded to the Consideration 
of the subject Matter of the said Application and the following Reso- 
lutions were moved to be adopted by the Board viz^ 

Resolved that this Board will provide a Sum not exceeding fifty 
thousand Dollars to be applied towards the Defence of this Port & 
City And that an Application shall be made to Congress and, if neces* 
sary, to our State Legislature for the Reimbursement thereof 

Resolved that Ald*^ Coles & G. Furman & M'^ Bogert be a Com- 
mittee of this B^ [341] to superintend & direct the expenditure of 
the said Sum in conjunction with such Persons as may be appointed 
by the several Committees mentioned in the said Application, and that 
they report from time to time as to the expenditure of the said Money 
and as to any further Measures that may be requisite for the important 
Purpose mentioned in the said Application 

Resolved that the Sum of One thousand Dollars already advanced 
for the aforesaid Purpose be considered as part of the said fifty thou- 
sand Dollars. 

On reading the 2^ of the said Resolutions Ald'^ De La Montagnie 
moved to strike out the Words "in conjunction with such Persons 
as may be appointed by the several Committees mentioned in the 
said Application '' and on the Question being put on the said Motion 
it passed in the Negative as follows viz^ 

Negative Affirmative 

Aldn Coles Ald° De laMontagnie 

Aldn J Post Mr Arciilarius 

Aldn A Post Mr Mintfaora 

Ald^ G Furman 
Ald*> R Furman 
M' Bogert 
Mr Harsen 
Mr Carmer 
[342] The Question was then put whether the Board do agree to 
said Resolutions and it passed in the Affirmative as follows viz^ 

Af&rmative Negative 

Aldn Coles Aldn De laMontagnie 

Aldn J Post Mr Arcularius 

AldQ A Post Mr Minthora 

AldB G Furman 
Aldn R Furman 
Mr Bogert 
Mr Harsen 
Mr Carmer 



448 City of New Yoek l8Jui»el798 

The Committee to whom was referred the Complaint of Peter 
Schermerhome & others against a Store House occupied by Moses 
Ward at Pecks Slip, part of which obstructs Front Street; Reported 
that they had conversed with M'' Ward on the subject of removing so 
much of the said Store House as may be necessary and that he signi- 
fied his willingness to remove so much of the said Store as may be re- 
quired provided this Board will be at the expence of it & of putting 
the residue of the Building in good Order & Repair, to give him a new 
Lease of the Lot for 21 Years at the present Rent thereof And also 
to pay him £350 for his Damages. The Committee are of Opinion that 
if this B^ be at the expence of removing such part of the said Store 
House as aforesaid & putting the Residue in good Order and also 
to grant him a new Lease for 21 Years [343] at the present Rent [it] 
will be sufficient which Opinion of the Committee was agreed to & 
adopted by the Board 

The Committee on the Duties of the Street Commissioners as 
reported by the Clerk reported that they had revised the same and 
made some additions thereto; which was read & agreed to by the 
Board ^s follows vi2^ 

To enquire into the subject of all Applications to the Board for the 
Regulating, Paving or other wise improving of Streets Roads or 
Wharfs and to report to the Board the particular State of the circum- 
stance of each Case and if necessary a Survey or Plan of the Improve- 
ment necessary 

To attend to the due execution of all Ordinances or Orders of the 
Common Council for the regulating, digging, filling, paving or re- 
pairing of Streets or Roads And to direct the Prosecution of Offenders 
against the Laws relative to Streets and particularly Persons guilty 
of Intrusion or Encroachment on the public Streets or Roads. 

To take the general Charge of viewing and determining from time 
to time whether any and what Improvement or Repairs are necessary & 
can be made to any of the Streets or Roads & to report the same to 
the Board together with the best mode of doing the same. [344] And to 
attend to & direct such Matters &Things as are particularly committed 
to the Aid" & Assist of each Ward viz^ To direct the repairs of 
Streets or Walks and to see that the Gutters are bottomed with hard 
Brick or cut Stone. 

To order the removal of all Lumber or other Things with which 
any of the Streets or Wharfs may be incumbered under the like Pen- 
alties as if directed by the Aid" & Assist of the Ward And to attend 



18 June 1798 CoMMON CotJNCIIi MiNTJTES 449 

to the Surveying of Lots about to be built and to prevent encroadi- 
mcnts on the Streets. 

Estimates & Assessments for paving Front Street from Beekman 
Slip to Pecks Slip, were read & ratified by the Board & Hugh Mont- 
gomery was appointed to collect the Monies thereon & Henry Hulsart 
& Thomas J Stagg & Ab^ Stagg to pave the s^ Street 

The like for paving George Street from Division Street to Cherry 
Street and Waters Furman was appointed to collect the Monies 
thereon and James Sharrock to pave the said Street 

Ordered that the follow^ Persons be appointed fire Men. viz' 

To Engine N° 15 Joseph Lyon vice Josiah Furman dec^ — ^Jacob 
Varian vice John Odell resigned — Henry Lock vice W™ Wright re- 
signed & Christian Herttell an additional Member 

N<> 21 Gideon Kimberly vice Ezekiel Robins resigned & Brigham 
Howe vice Stephen StillwcU resign'd and to Hook & Ladder N« 3 
W™ Starling vice George Hillegar removed. 

[345] The Street Commissioner reported the Names of the Owners 
of the sunken Lots between Thomas Street & Magazine Street as fol- 
lows viz* 

George Janeway N« 56, 57, 59, 60, 62 64, 65 & 70 

The Heirs of John B)rvanck dec** N** 58 

The Heirs of Ab"* Byvanck dec<* N° 61 & 63 

Garret B Abeel N^ 66. 

Garrit B Abeel T 

James C Roosevelt In° 67, 68 & 69. 

& George Codwise J 

Whereupon an Ordinance was passed by the Board for filling up 
tlie said Lots by the 15^^ July next under the Penalty of $100 Dollars 
each Lot 

An Ordinance for digging out Bedlow Street from Catharine 
Street to George Street and Henry Street from Charlotte Street to 
East Rutgers Street was read & passed by the B*^ 

On the Application of Ab*" Herring one of the Managers of the 
late Lottery for the new Alms House Ordered that the Qerk deliver 
up to the said Managers their Bonds executed for the faithful execu- 
tion of that Business 

Ordered that M' Recorder issue his Warr*« on the Treasurer to 
pay 

issd Tho» Nixon for 2 lost fire Buckets £1 : 12 : — 

iss<i Provo & Smith for clean? Wells £&: 5: 8 

iss^ Magnus Beekman for City Watch £62: 2: 6 



450 City of New Yobk 18 June 1798 

issd Hugh Gobell for the like £62: 2: 6 

iss<l Nich* Lawrence for the like 'i77: 10: 6 

issd James Culbertson for the like i77: 10: 6 

[346] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp^- the IS*** June 1798. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
Anthony Post 
Richard Furman 
John B Coles 



Mangel Minthom 
Garrit Harsen 
— ..^ Jolm Brown 

^"Al** John Bogert 

Thomas Storm 
Philip J. Arcularius , 



••Assist** 



An Estimate & Assessment for paving Augustus Street was read 
& ratified by the B^ and John Fox was appointed to collect the Monies 
thereon & John M^Combs to pave the said Street 

The like for paving the Streets on each side of of Burling & Pecb 
Slips and Hugh Montgomery was appointed to collect the Monies 
thereon & Henry Hulsart and Thomas J Stagg & Ab" Stagg to pave 
the said Streets. 

Ordered that John M*^Vickar be appointed to make the Estimate 
and Asscssm* for paving Front Street from Burling Slip to Beekmans 
Slip in the place of John Motley who appears to [be] interested 
[347] A Petition complaining against the Indulgence to Hucksters 
and drawers of Coffee in the Street at the Fly Market was read & 
referred to Aid"* Beekman & Mess" Harsen & Carmer. 

A List of Passengers landed contrary to Law from on Board the 
Ship Caledonia from Greenock in Scotland Philip B Sands Master was 
read and it was ordered that James Culbertson commence a Suit ag^ 
the said Master at the risque of this B<* 

A Petition to sink a Well at the intersection of first & Pump Streets 
was read & granted under the direction of the Aid" & Assist* of the 
Ward 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay. 

. Henry Verveelen on Ace* tow^" the Corporation part for 

"* paving Broad Way £100:—:- 

issd Garrit Harsen on Ace* £300:—: — 

issd G>m* Hoffman for glazing the Goal Windows £11 : 0: 6 

issd Provo & Smith for cleans a Well in the 6^ Ward £4:9:4 



26Ju]iel7S8 COMMON CoXJNCIIi MiNUTES 451 

[348] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York}^^- the 25«» day of June 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq"" Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq*" Recorder 
Gabriel Furman 



Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Theoph* Beekman 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 



John Bogert 

}-E«q»Akln Thomas Storm VAssJstto 

r«q /MQ Anthony Brown ^ Assist- 

Nich" Carmer 



The Board having at the last Meeting agreed to pass an Ordinance 
to compel the making of the new Street of 70 feet wide called South 
Street lately laid out on the East River from Coenties Slip to the old 
Slip and to fill up the Water Lots out to the said Street by the first 
of Septonber next and several of the Proprietors by Petition read 
this day having represented to the Board their inability to execute the 
Work by the time limited and prayed a further time Whereupon the 
said Ordinance was amended & the first day of May next inserted for 
the completion of the Work and passed & ordered to be published 

[349] On reading a Letter from the Commiss" of the Health 
Ofiice in which they inform that several Persons had neglected to 
comity with the Ordinances to prevent Nuisances, the B** direct that 
James Culbertson be the Prosecutor of all such Persons as shall be 
rqx)rted to him by the Health Commiss" as may have incurred Penal- 
ties under the Ordinances of this Board for preventing or removing 
Nuisances. 

On reading a Petition of Stephen Smith Ordered that he be per- 
mitted to take up Pearl Street to lay a private Drain to lead the Bye 
Water from his Cellar into the Main Drain under the direction of the 
Ald« & Assist of the Ward 

A Request of Thomas Pearsall, to take Earth from a part of the 
public Road to raise the Road leading to his House; was read & 
granted, if the Commiss'' of Roads on viewing it shall determine it 
not injurious to the public Road. 

A Letter from the Mayor & Aldermen of Philadelphia recommend- 
ing M*" Peale's new con[s]tructed & improved fire Places as highly 
beneficial was read And it was ordered that M' Mayor be requested to 
return a respectful Answer thereto And that the Committee on Re- 
pairs direct an experiment to be made on six of the fire Places in 
the Alms House. 

[350] Ordered that Daniel Hitchcock be appointed an Engineer in 
the fire Department vice Thomas Hazard removed from this City. 



452 Cmr of New Yosk W June 1798 

A Representation of the Trustees of the African School in 
this City was read & referred to the Committee on the sub- 
ject of Schools. And it was ordered that an advance of 
iss^ $250 out of the Monies granted by the Legislature for 

the encouragem^ of Schools be made to the said Trustees 
for the use of the said School And that M'' Mayor issue his 
Warr* on the Treasurer for paym' thereof accordingly 
An Estimate & Assessm"^ for paving the lower End of Dcy Street 
was read & ratified and Benj* Romaine was appointed to collect the 
Monies thereon & Arthur Smith to pave the said Street 

This Board having on the 13**» Instant Resolved to provide a Sum 
not exceeding $50,000 towards the erection of Works & providing 
Cannon & military Stores for the defence of this City & Harbor 
Ordered that Alderman Gabriel Furman be authorized on behalf of 
this Board to draw Monies from the Bank of New York to be applied 
to that purpose to the amount of ten thousand Dollars. 

[351] Ordered that the Treasurer make an immediate settlement 
with the Collectors of Taxes and that he be authorized to take from 
them Notes with good Endorsers pa3rable in 60 & 90 Days for the 
Ballanoes due from them respectively. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas' to pay. 

issd James Culbertson for City Watch i77 : 10: 6 

issd Nich« Lawrence for the like 77 : 10: 6 

issd Hugh Gobcll for the like 62: 2: 6 

iss<l Magnus Beekman for the like 62: 2: 6 

iss<l John Goodeve for Box of Candles 3 : 2:6 

. Bernard O Blenis Qk of Police Office for his Services 

"*** 1 Qr $187^ 

issd Michael Brooks for repairs Lamps £51 : 6: 8 

issd Peter Cole for light* Lamps £92: 3: 5 

[352] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Friday 

New Yorkf ^' the 29*>» June 1798. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq** Recorder 



John B Coles 
Jotham Post 
Theoph* Beekman 
Anthony Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Jacob DelaMontagnie 



Garrit Harsen 
Philip J Arcularius 
. Mangle Minthorn 

|^Esq«Ald«i Nicholas Carmer 

John Bogert 
Thomas Storm 



^Assist** 



M*^ Mayor laid before the Board a Letter from His Excellency the 
Governor of the 27*** Instant enclosing Copies of a Letter from Major 



29 June 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MrNTUTES 458 

Gen' Clarkson to his Excellency and his Excellency's Answer thereto 
on the subject of the defenceless State of this Port & City and the 
expediency of immediately convening the Legislature in this City on 
the Occasion; which were read and Thereupon resolved that the 
extreme necessity of the Case had induced this Board to determine 
upon immediately raising a Sum of Money to be [353] applied towards 
providing for the defence of the City ^i New York and it's Harbor in 
confidence that the same would be repaid by the General Government 
or the Legislature of the State But that the Magnitude and Importance 
of the Object and it's Connection with the essential Interests of the 
Community induce them to unite with the Committee of the Citizens 
in the Wish that it may be submitted to the Wisdom of the Legislature 
at as early a Period as may be practicable and in this City if His 
Excellency the Governor shall think it advisable. 

As an additional Reason for this Measure the Board would sug- 
gest that Although they are impressed with the necessity of their 
Interference in the first Instance to promote the important Object 
above specified, they are nevertheless convinced that it may require 
larger advances than they could prudently make, even if they had the 
Power before the stated time for the Meeting of the Legislature. 

Resolved that M' Mayor be requested to transmit the above Reso- 
lution to his Excellency the Governor with their Acknowledgements 
for the Communication he has made to them. 

[354] Ordered that one of the City Watchmen be stationed to 
guard the Laboratory at Ae Battery. 

Ordered that the Aid"* & Assist of the 7^ Ward direct an Inventory 
to be taken of the Corporation property at Belle View & to cause the 
said Property to be deposited in one of the Rooms & locked up. 

On reading a Petition of a number of Inhabitants in the Bowery 
Lane complaining of the Dangerous Practice of running or racing 
Horses in the public Road or Highway. 

The f ollow« " Law to prohibit the running or racing of Horses in 
any public Street or Road within this City " was passed by the B^ & 
ordered to be published 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the 
City of New York in Common Council Convened That no person shall 
nin or race any Horse or Start the same for the purpose of racing in 
any Public Street or Road within the City of New York and if any 
Person or Persons do or shall Start, run or race any Horse Contrary 
to this Law every such Person and also the Owner and possessor of 
such Horse, if he or she shall SuflFer or consent to such Starting run- 



454 City or New Yoek 2 July 1798 

ning or racing shall forfeit and pay as a fine for each Offence the Sum 
of Ten Dollars the one half of which said fine when recovered and 
paid into the Hands of the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City shall 
be by the said Treasurer or Chamberlain paid to the person or persons 
who shall have Commenced and prosecuted the Suit against the 
Offender. 

And be it further Ordained by the Authority aforesaid that if any 
Offiender against this Law shall be an Apprentice a Servant or a Slave 
the Master, Mistress or owner of such Apprentice, Servant or Shve 
shall be and hereby is made answerable for the payment of such fine as 
aforesaid 

[355] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^^^- July 2^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
John B Coles 
Jacob De La Montagnle 
Richard Furman 
Anthony Post 
Theoph* Beekman 



Garrit Harsen 
Nich* Carmer 

T? A1J John Bogcrt 

. Esq" Aldn u^g\e Minthorn 



>* Assist*" 



Thomas Storm 
Philip J Arcularius 

On reading a Memorial or Letter from Henry King Master of the 
Brig*' Polaski from Cape Nichola Mole Ordered that on his filing the 
Security required by Law for landing Passengers & paying the Costs 
of the Suit against him M*" Culbertson be directed to stay the Suit 

Ordered that M' Culbertson institute a Suit against W" Wheaton 
Master of the Brig* Rowena from Port au Prince for landing fifty 
Passengers contrary to Law. 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Warren Street from Green- 
wich Street to the West side of Washington Street ; [356] was read & 
ratified by the Board And Henry Verveelen was appointed to collect 
the Monies thereon & Arthur Smith to pave the said Street 

The like for digging out Bedlow Street ; And Waters Furman was 
appointed to collect the Monies thereon & W"* Butler & C® to execute 
the Work. 

The like for Henry Street ; and Waters Furman was appointed to 
collect the Monies thereon & Dan' Raveau to execute the Work. 

Ordered that the Committee on Repairs direct Iron Backs to be 
put to such Chimnies & Weights to the Windows in the Bridewell as 
may be necessary. 



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455 



Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas*" to pay 

iss^ Garrit Harsen on Acc^ iSOO: — 

iss^ Edward Meeks for Iron Work to Lamps £70 : 15 

iss<^ Robt Steel for white washing the Fly Market £13: 9 

iss<l Rich<l Furman for Expences of the Road Committee... £8:16 



[357] City of } ^^ 
New Yorkj^ 

Present/ 



At a Common Council held on Monday 
the 9^ day of July 1798. 

Richard Varick Esq*' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq"" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Jodiam Post 
Richard Furman 
Anthony Post 
John B G>les 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jacob De La Montagnie 



-EsqnAldn 



Garrit Harsen 
Nich* Catmer 
Philip J Arcularius 
Mangle Minthorn 
John Bogert 
Thomas Storm 



^Assistte 



A Petition complaining of the Building called the Exchange as a 
great Interruption to Broad Street & Water Street & praying that it 
be taken down & removed was read & rejected. 

It appearing from the Assessment for paving Oliver Street ; which 
was ratified by the Board the 1«» Sept*" 1794 that the Sum of £12 : 7 : 3 
assessed on a Lot of Ann Dealing remains unpaid and that the said 
Lot is in the Tenure & Occupation of Walter Bowne 

Ordered purs^ to the Act of the Legislature in such case made & 
provided that the said Walter Bowne be required to pay the said Sum 
so assessed to David Harriot Collector of the Monies on the said 
Assessment 

[358] An Ordinance for the rcpaving of Pearl Street from Van 
De Water Street to the South side of the Gutter that crosses the Street 
at the House late of John Woods dec^ opposite to Rutgers Street ; was 
read & passed by the Board. 

The Committee of this Board on the subject of providing for the 
defence of this City represented that a Piece of Ground would be 
wanted to erect a Building* on for the deposit of Artillery with its 
Apparatus And on examination think the Triangular Piece of Ground 
lying on the North East side of the Gaol and bounded by the Gaol 
Fence, Chatham Street & Tryon Row, to be the most proper for the 
purpose Whereupon the Board determined that the said Piece of 
Ground may be taken & used for the purpose aforesaid leaving the 
Street along Tryon Row at least forty feet wide. 

* Marginal note reads ArsenaL—ED, 



466 City of New Yobk 16 July 1798 

Ordered that Samuel Mitdiell be appointed a fire Man to Engine 
N<* 12 vice Darf Hitchcock appointed an Engineer of the fire Depart- 
ment 

Ordered that the Treasurer be authorized (if the State of the 
Treasury shall require it) to negociate a Loan with the Bank of New 
York for any Sum or Sums not exceeding in the whole $2000 

[359] Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas' to 

pay. 

issd Jacob Harsen on Acc^ towards repairs the Roads £200:—:— 

issd David Marshall for superintends Potters field buryv CA £23: 2: — 

issd James Culbertson for City Watch £77: 10: 6 

iss<^ Nich> Lawrence for the like £77: 10: 6 

issd Hugh Gobcll for the like 3tt2: 2: 6 

iss<l Magnus Beekman for the like £62: 2: 6 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkf ^' the 16^ day of July 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 

John Bogert 

Gabriel Furman Anthony Brown 

Anthony Post q^^j^ H^^^^ 

Jacob De LaMontagnie j^j^j^. farmer 

Richard Furman ^^^^ Minthom 

John B Coles Thomas Storm 

Jotham Post pjjjjjp J Arculariua 

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Water Street from James 
Slip to Cath° Slip was read & ratified by the Board [360] and David 
Harriot was appointed to collect the Monies thereon and Thomas 
Wh)rtlaw to pave the s^ Street 

The like for Water Street from Wall Street to the Fly Market and 
Com" C Wynkoop was appointed to collect the Monies & George Gos- 
man to pave the said Street 

Ordered that the Proprietors of Water Lots between James Slip 4 
Catharine Slip be required to raise the Wall Plate of the Wharf to 
such heighth as to suit the pavement of that S^ 

Ordered that Alex^ M*=Donald be permitted to take up the Broad 
Way & to make a Vault in front of his House under the Direction of 
the Aid" & Assist of the Ward On condition that he enter into Bond 
in the Penalty of $100 conditioned that he do without delay cause the 
Street to be repaved & put in good Order and that if at any time here- 
after the pavement of such part of the Street as he shall take up & 



28 July 1798 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNtrTES 457 

repave shall by the settling of the Ground require new paving he will 
do it at his own Expence. 

Ordered that in future no Person be permitted to take up any 
Part of a Street for the purpose of making Vaults or Drains &^ except 
on the above Terms & Conditions. 

[361] Ordered that Leonard Kline be appointed a fire Man to 
Engine N® 19 vice George F Dominick dec** 

Isaac Doughty & George Walton to N° 22 vice James Phillips 
resigned and Jacob Carpenter for neglect of Duty And George 
Shimeal to N* 7 vice John Harrison resigned. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr" on the Treas' to pay. 

. ^ Nich« ft Henry Carmer for Iron Mongery at the Gaol 

City Hall & Bridewell £36: 9:10 

. ^ Van Wyck & Phillips for 8 Caak Gun Powder to cele- 

brate the 4th July Inst $120 

j^ Rinier Skaats for the Sextons ringing the Bells on that 

Occasion 12/ each £7: 4: — 

[362] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York\ July 23^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Jotham Post 
Theoph* Beekman 
Anthony Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Richard Furman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie^ 

Ordered that Henry Crom be appointed an Inspector of lire Wood 
on the Hudson River side of this City 

Ordered that a Watchman be placed at Col*' Stevens's Labaratory. 

A Petition of Gilbert Van Mater was read — ^that part of it which 
prays a Lease of the Water Lot at Brooklyn Ferry was rejected And 
the other part which represents the want of Repair to the Ferry 
Stairs was referred to M*" Harsen to take order on the subject 

Ordered that M' Hardenbrook the Engineer, take order for repair- 
ing the old fire Engine Leaders or for making new ones under the 
Direction of the Com**« 

Ordered that the Proprietors of Lots on Duane, Jay, Harison & 
Provoost Streets cause the said Streets from Greenwich to Washing- 
ton Streets to be dug out without delay 

[363] An Ordinance requiring Andrew Stockholm to fill up & 



Thomas Storm 
Mangle Minthorn 
^Esqrs Aldn Philip J Arcularius 

Garrit Harsen 
John Bogert 



..Assist^ 



458 City of New Yobk 81 Jqly 1788 

raise certain sunken Lots bounded on Magazine Street was read & 
passed by the Board. 

The following R^ulation of Cross Street from Mulberry to Mott 
Street was read [and] approved by the Board 

" Ascent from Mulberry S* to Mott Street one foot on 10 feet In 
consequence it will require to be dug at the extent of SO feet f nan the 
Kennel in Mulberry Street 1 foot 6 Inches — thence at the ejctent of 
SO feet further 1 foot 2 Inches — ^thence at the extent of 30 feet further 
4 feet — ^thence at the extent of 25 feet further 6 feet S Inches— thence 
at the extent of 21 feet further 8 feet 2 Inches & so till it terminates 
at the extent of 10 feet further at Mott Street." 

An Ordinance for digging out the said Street agreable to the above 
R^ulation was passed by the Board. 

Ordered that Henry Remmey & Mich' Day be appointed fire Men 
to Engine N^ 23 vice Jacob Evans & Martin Myers removed for 
neglect of Duty. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr*' on the Treas*" to pay. 

issd David Waldron on Ace* towd> Roads il40: — 

issd Henry Vcrvcelcn on Ace* tow^* paving Broad Way £100: — 

iss<* Garrit Harsen on Ace* £200: — 

iss<i [364] Magnus Beekman for City Watch £62: 2: 6 

issd Hugh Gobell for the like £62: 2: 6 

issd Nich" Lawrence for the like £77: 10: 6 

issd James Culbertson for the like £n\ 10: 6 

issd Provo & Smith for cleang Wells £10: 14 

iss<l Woolsey & Rogers for Groal Locks £1 : 4 

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New York^^^* the 31»t July 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph* Beekman 
! Anthony Post 

Jacob De LaMontagnie 



Assist* 



Garrit Harsen 
Esq"Aldn Thomas Storm 

Philip J Arcularius 
John Bogert 

Ordered that Aid" G Furman be appointed a Member of the Com- 
mittee of Ace** vice Aid" R Furman during his absence from this City 
in attending the Legislature. 

Ordered that Aid" G Furman be authorized to draw from the Bank 
of New York of the 50,000 Dollars provided by this Board for the 
defence of this City) a further Sum not exceeding ten thousand Dol- 
lars, to be applied to that use. 



6 Aug. 1798 Common Council Minutes 459 

Ordered that the associated Scotch Church be permitted to make 
an Area to their new Church of the breadth in the Street of two & 
an half feet. 

[365] Ordered that Mess™ Van Home and Qarkson be permitted 
to make Area's & Vaults in the Street in front of their Houses in the 
Broad Way under the Direction of the Aid" & Assist^ of the Ward & 
entering into Bond for making & keeping the Street in good Order. 

The Board proceeded to examine the Tax Lists delivered in by the 
Assessors of the several Wards & settled the Quota's of the several 
Wards as follows 

1«* Ward $1,400,000 

2d Ward 3,500,000 

3d Ward 3,550,000 

4th Ward 1,750,000 

5th Ward 1,550,000 

6A Ward 1,400,000 

7th Ward. So of the Line 1,400,000 

7tii do No of do 1,200,000 

7th do Harlem Division 250,000 



$16,000,000 

The Board then determined the Am* of the Monies to be raised by 
the Tax as follows viz* 

On City & County $63,250 

on do do for Schools 2,360 

$65,610 
On City So of the Line 36,583 

$102,193 

f36fil C't i 1 ^^^ Common Council held at the Alms 

N Y kC^^' House on Monday the 6^^ day of Aug* 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq"" Recorder 

Garrit Harsen 



Theoph* Beekman 
Gabriel Furman 
Anthony Post 
John B Coles 
Jotham Post 



John Bogert 
^EsqnAldn Anthony Brown 



^Assist*" 



Nich* Carmer 
Mangle Minthom 

M«" Mayor & M' Recorder with the other Members having visited 
& inspected the several Wards in the Alms H« & Bridewell The Com- 



460 City of New Yobk 6 Aug. 1798 

mittee of Ace** reported that they had examined the AoC^ of the 
Commiss'^' as to their expenditures for the last Q*" & found them right 

Those of the Alms H* amounts to £2894: 0: 5 

Those of the Bridewell to 553: 5: 8 

An Estimate for the Ensuing Quarter was then read & approved 
viz* 

For the Alms H« £2600:-:- 

For the Bridewell 900:—:- 

. ^ Ordered that M«" Mayor issue his W* on the Treas' for paym* 

thereof accord^^ 

A Letter from the Conmiiss" of the Health Office relative to the 
Situation of the Water Lots between Coenties Slip & [367] and the 
old Slip & requesting a Committee of this B^ to view the Premisses & 
to determine on & report the Measures necessary to be taken thereon; 
was read & Aid" Coles & G Furman were appointed accord**^ 

Another Letter from the same Commissioners was read, covering 
their Ace' Cur* (which Ace* was referred to the auditing Committee) 
and a Representation of a Nuisance in front of a Store of M*^ Bennet 
in front Street near Pecks Slip. Whereupon an Ord** for the 
removal of the said Nuisance was passed by the Board 

A Proposal of W" Child to provide reflecting Tellescopes to dis- 
cern Shipping at a great distance was read & referred to the Com- 
mittee on fortifications. 

A Petition of George Peck was read praying an Indulgence to 
make a passage from the River, under Cherry Street to draw Timber 
&* for the building of a Ship of War in his Yard which was granted 
on Condition that he enter into Bond conditioned that he will at his 
expence put the Street & Wharf in compleat & good Order imme- 
diately on the said Ship's being launched. 

[368] On a suggestion that there is not Monies sufficient to dis- 
charge the Warrants issued for payment of the City Watchmen & 
several Ace*' Ordered that M' Phoenix negociate a loan, for the Pur- 
pose of paying oflF those Warr**", with the Bank of New Yoric for any 
Sum not exceeding three thousand Dollars 

Ordered that the Proprietors of Lots at Pecks [Slip] be required 
to raise the Plate of the Wharf to the heighth of the Street. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treas*" to pay. 

Mary Van Breemer for the support of a Bastard Child 
, of her Daughter EUinor Van Breemen the Interest of 

*** the Money deposited in the Treasury to indemnify the 

public ag* the Charge of supporting the si^ Child. 



9 Aug. 1798 Common Council Minutes 461 

Richard Hau^Uon Esqr a retainer for Mr John Lovet to 
iss^ defend the case of a Pauper removed under the Stat- 
ute from this City to Washington County $25 

Theoph* Beekman Esq' for his Services as a special 

"^^ Justice $226»%oo 

iss<l Jacob De La Montagnie Esqr for the like $187"9ioo 

iss^ Hulsart & Stagg for paving £20:10: — 

i5S<i Peter Cole for the lamp lightin[g] i9: 12: 9 

i5S<i [369] Provo & Smith for cleans & repair* public Wells . . £7:3:8 

issd John Morton for prints £10: 2 : — 

iss<l Hugh Gobell for City Watch £62: 2: 6 

m^ Magnus Beekman for the like £62 : 2 : 6 

iss^ Nich" Lawrence for the like £81 : 7 : 6 

issd James Culbertson for the like £81 : 7 : 6 



City of ) At a Common Council hdd on Thurs- 

New Yorkf^* day Aug* 9^ 1798. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 
Gabriel Furman 



Theoph* Beekman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Jotham Post 
Antho Post 
John B Coles 



John Bogert 
Garrit Harsen 
•"Esq^Aldtt Mangle Minthom 

Anthony Brown 
Nich" Carmer 



'^Assistts 



The Committee appointed at the last Meeting to meet the Com- 
miss*"» of the Health Office to view certain Water Lots between Coen- 
ties Slip & the Old Slip report that in conjunction with the said Com- 
missi they had viewed the Premisses and that in their Opinion Ordi- 
nances ought to be passed for the raising & filling up the said Water 
Lots with wholesome [370] Earth by the 1»^ Sepf next under the 
Penalty of $250 for each Lot Also for doing the like under the same 
Penalty with the Water Lots of Thomas Marston & of Robert Bruce 
dec^ by the 25*^ Instant. Whereupon Ordinances for filling up & 
raising the said Water Lots agreable to the said Report were passed 
by the Board accordingly. 

A Law was also passed for paving the Street on the East side of 
Cocnties Slip from Front Street to the Bridge 



462 City of New York 20Aug.lW8 

City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ ^®' the 2(y»> day of August 1798. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq^ Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq*" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Theoph* Beekman 
Jacob De La Montagnie 



Mangle Minthom 
John Bogert 
£sqnAld<^ Garrit Harsen 

Nich* Carmer 
Anthony Brown 



i.Assist<" 



Ordered that Aid" G Furman be authorized to draw from the Bank 
of New York (of the 50,000 Dollars provided by this Board for the 
defence of this City) a further Sum not exceeding ten thousand 
Dollars to be applied to that use. 

[371] A Letter from the Health Conuniss" was read representing 
among other Things that the Swamp or Meadow between the fresh 
Water Pond & Hudsons River is overflowed with standing Water & 
requires immediate Measures to be taken for draining it ; 

Ordered that the AJd" & Assist* of the sixth Ward take Order for 
the immediate draining of the said Meadow 

Also representing a sunken Lot of Nich* Bogert in James Street & 
a Lot adjoining it of John Franklin as in a state of Nuisance. 

Whereupon an Ordinance for filling up the said Lots was passed 
by the Board. 

A Letter from Andrew Stockholm representing that he is not sole 
proprietor of the Lots on Magazine Street & included in the Ordinance 
passed the 23^ July last. 

Whereupon the Board passed a new Ordinance for filling up the 
said Lots as belonging to Andrew Stockwell, Henry Brooks & David 
Dickson 

A Letter from Valentine Seaman with observations on the paving 
of the Gutters in the Streets was read & referred to the Street 
Commiss'" 

Aid** A: Post reports that Samuel Winship has not attended his 
Standing as a Butcher in Hudson Market for six Weeks last past 

[372] On reading A Letter from Philip Ruckle for Instructions as 
to the filling up of the Streets leading from the Broad Way towards 
the fresh Water Pond ; the Borxd direct that the original R^fulation 
of those Streets be his guide. 

On a complaint that the practice of the Vendors of Fruit & Vegi- 
tables remaining in the Markets & Streets adjacent until a late Hour 
of the Night is productive of great Noise & Disturbance to the Neigh- 



90 Aug. 1798 Common Council Minutes 46S 

borfaood Ordered that the Deputy Clerks of the Markets cause all 
the Hucksters & Vendors of Fruit & V^tables to be removed from 
the public Market Places & Streets adjacent at Sun Set every Day 
txcept Vendors of Vegitables on Saturday 

A Representation of Joseph Dunham & others respecting the low & 
sunken State of certain Lots, in the sixth Ward, at the Bottom of 
Barley Street & adjacent to Hudson Street was read & referred to the 
Aid" & Assist* of the Ward 

A Petition for leave to sink a Well in Murray Street & for the 
usual Allowance was read & granted under the Direction of the Aid" 
& Assist* of the W^ 

Ordered that M' Harsen take order for making a new Cisterns at 
the Bridewell & to make the Kennel at the lower end of Chambers 
Street so as to prevent Injury to the Common Sewer 

[373] An Instrument in the Words following was presented to the 
Board & read & filed viz* 

♦" To the honorable the Common Council of the City of New York 
I do hereby certify and declare that I have assigned transferred & 
conveyed to John Houseman & George Schmelzel two fronts of twenfy 
five feet each from the north end of the Lands for which I obtained 
an order for a Grant of the Water and of the Land between high 
and low Water Mark from your honorable Board You will therefore 
be pleased to order the aforesaid Grants for the Land opposite their 
Lots to be made to them they paying to your Treasurer the Quit Rents 
& the Sum of fifty Pounds for the Land between high & low Water 
Mark on each of their Lots. Witness my Hand & Seal this l&^ day 
of August 1798. 

Edward Livingston [Seal] 

Witness 

Rich: Riker 

Ordered that the Grants to Mess" Houseman & Schmelzel be pre- 
pared accordingly. 

Ordered that the follow' Persons be appointed fire Men of this 
City viz* 

to Engine N® 24 Tho» S Barnham vice Jacob Somerindike resigned 

Hook & Ladder N® 1 Tho" Pryce vice James Oakley resigned. 

N® 24 John T Barrow vice And^ Westervelt resigned. 

[374] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treasurer 
to pay 

• Marginal note reads Vide Minutes W^ No^ i/Pd.— Ed. 



issd 



464 Crrr or New Yoek 27 Aug. 1798 

George Janeway for the digging out in front of a Lot of 

iss^ this Bd in Augustus S^ & occupied by Marg^ Scott. ... £3: 10; 4 

And for a like Lot occupied by Abm Young £2: 1:8 

Peter Cole for the Constables & Marshalls convesrs 

Vagrants to Bridewell £13:12: 2 

iss<l Charles Dickenson Coroner for Inquests £44: 2:~ 

iss^ Arch<^ Dunlap for Repairs to Pumps , £54: 3: 6 

issd Bogert & Blauvelt for the like £31:11:11 

. Henry Vcrveelen for bailee of paving in Broad Way at 

*** the BrideweU £53: 5:11 

. Halsey & others for coppyv & carrying out Pound- 

*** age of Tax Books |93 

. John Davidson for Rope at the Repairs of Corporation 

***** Wharf £0:18:9 

iss<l The Justices of £10 Court $468 

iss<l Edvf^ Bardin for a public Dinner last 4^ July £39: 5 

Rinier Skaats for 1 Qr Salary £20:— 

& Disbursements — : 12 

issd James Culbertson for City Watch &\: 7: 6 

iss<l Nich9 Lawrence for the like £81 : 7: 6 

iss^ Magnus Beekman for the like £62: 2: 6 

iBsd Hugh GobeU for the like £62: 2: 6 

[375] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkp^- the 27^ day of Aug* 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Hanson Esq*" Recorder 



iss* 



Gabriel Furman 
Anthony Post 
Jotham Post 
Theoph' Beekman 
Jacob De La Montagnie 
John B Coles 



Garret Harsen 

. _ ... John Bogert 

^Esq"Ald« ^^^„y B^^^ 

Mangle Minthom 



^A88lSt«» 



On reading a Letter from the Health Commiss'*. 

A Law was passed by the Board to prevent the bringing of Oysters 
into this City during the Month of Sept' next 

And it was ordered that the Sedan & Bedstead at the City Hall, 
& the public Hearse be subject to be taken at any time when sent for 
by an order of either of the Commiss'* of Health And also that M' 
Dodge Keeper of the Alms House deliver of the Coffins made at the 
Alms House to their Order 

Ordinances were also passed requiring Thomas Marston & Robert 
Bruce to fill up & take such Measures with their Water Lots as to 
render them wholesome & clean. 

Ordered that M*" Gcerick the Surveyor make a Survey of Green- 



S7 Aug. 1798 Common Council Minutes 466 

wich Street northward from M'' Lispenards & report to the Boat-d 
whether any Encroachments have been made thereon. 

[376] A Petition of Anthony L Bleeckcr & others praying that they 
may be permitted to execute the Work themselves which which is 
required by the Ordinance for repairing the Pavement and Gutters of 
Water Street from Wall Street to the Fly Market ; was read & granted 
Provided it be done under the direction of the Aid" & Assist* of the 
Ward and M*^ Gosman's consent be obtained. 

Ordered that M*" Harsen take order for the sinking of a new Well 
at the Gaol of nine feet diameter at Bottom. 

The Committee on the Petition of Patrick Donelly complaining 
of a Lot of Ab" Hatfield in Mott Street as a Nuisance for want of 
filling up Report that they have viewed the said Lot and that it does 
not appear to be in the State of nuisance represented in the Petition. 

On reading a Letter from Rich*^ Riker with an Affidavit of Henry 
Cahoone on the subject of the Suit commenced against the said Henry 
Cahoone for landing Passengers contrary to the Statute It was ordered 
that on his paying M^ Culbertson thirty Dollars for his trouble in the 
business & also on his paying M' Riggs the Costs accrued in the Suit 
the Suit be stayed. 

On reading a Petition of John Gebo & others against filling & rais- 
ing the Streets leading from the Broad Way towards the fresh Water 
Pond; the Board determine to adhere to the original Regulation of 
those Streets. 

[377] Ordered that M^ Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas*^ to 
pay 

Aldn G Farman for so much by him p^ to D'' Bridgen 
iss<i for repalrc the Road across the G>mmons along the 

No side of his Land : $87"9ioo 

issd Hopkins & Co for printing $45 

iss<l Peter Cole for lighting 'Lamps £91: 0:10 



466 



Crrr of New Yokk 



SSeptlTW 



City of ^^^ 
New York J 

Present/ 



Esq«Aldn 



Thomas Storm 
Garrit Harsen 
Anthony Brown 
Mangle Minthom 
John Bogert 
Phil^ J Arciilarius 



^^Asnsttt 



At a Common Gnmcil held on Monday 
the 3d day of Sept«^ 1798 

Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Hanson Esq' Recorder 
Jotfaam Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Anthony Post 
Richard Furman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Theoph" Beekman 
John B G>les 

A Letter from the Commiss" of the Health Office with a Rqwrt 
of the number of Death's & of Persons sick with the prevailing Fever 
at Belle Vue was read & filed. 

A Petition of John Smith for leave to butcher & sell Meat in the 
Bowery Lane was read and rejected. 

[378] On reading certain Proposals of Tho* Ash to collect the Fees 
of Wharfage & Slippage on a Commission ; The Board determine that 
it be farmed out to such Person as shall offer the greatest Sum from 
the !■* Sept' Instant to the first of Sepf next & that the Qeric adver- 
tize for Proposals written & sealed up 'till Monday next 12 O'Qock. 

On reading a Petition of Suydam & Wyckhoff & others An Ordi- 
nance for paving South Street from the Exchange Slip to Coentics 
Slip was passed by the Board. 

Ordered that M«" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

The Justices of the Police Office on Ace* towards the 

Relief of certain indig^ families from S^ Domingo.... $40 
The same towards the Relief of such indigent families as 
are or shall become distress [ed] during the present 

prevailing sickness $200 

♦Gerrit Harsen on Ace* £200: — : — 

Joseph Webb for Repairs to Lamps.* £5: 11 : 6 

Bogert & Blauvelt for Repairs to public Pumps £40: 6: 4 

Hugh Gobell for the City Watch £62: 2: 6 

Magnus Beekman for the like £62: 2: 6 

Nich» Lawrence for the like £81 : 7: 6 

James Culbcrtson for the like £81 : 7: 6 

Garrit Harsen in full for the follow* Ace*" for Work done by 

order of the Board viz* 

[379] iss<l For carting Sand & Repairs at Peck's Slip £26:16:- 

iss^ For the erection of a new Bam & Stables 

at Brookly[n] ferry 420: — : — 

♦ Marginal note reads see Minutes on the subject of this Warr* feby ^ 
2;99.— Ed. 



iss<l 

iss<l 

iss* 
iss^ 
issd 
iss<l 
iss<l 
iss<l 



10 Sept. 1798 Common Council Mintttbs 



467 



Revenue 



Gty conting* 



City & 
G>unty 
conting^ 



iM<l For a Bulkhead at Cathn Slip £322: 8:-- 

iss^ For Repairs to Markets 2: — : — 

iss^ For works the Mud Drudge in deans the 

public Slips 439:17: 3 

iss<l For Repairs to Watch House 6 : 8:11 

For making Gentry Boxes 50: 12 : 10 

issd For Repairs & Improvemts at the Battery 197: 4: 6 

iss<i For the like at the Gaol 26: 5: 3 

issd For the like at the City Hall 140: 7: — 

issd For the like at the Alms House 162 : 11 : 10 

iss<i For the like at the Bridewell 149:13: 3 

is9^ For the like plantf Trees ftc in the Park. . . 47 : 5 : — 

iss^ For the like on Streets on Streets & Com- 
mon Sewers 122:17: 8 

issd For the like at Potters field burying 

Ground 22:12: 6 

issd For the bailee of his Ace* for his Services 

& Articles sold 320: 5: 8 



[380] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York^ ^^- the l(f^ Sept^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Hanson Esq"" Recorder 



Gabriel Furman 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Theoph* Beekman 
Richard Furman 
Jotham Post 
John B G>le8 



"►Esq^Aldn 



Garrit Harsen 
Anthony Brown 
John Bogert 
Mangle Minthom 
Thomas Storm 
Philip J Arcularsus 



^Assis** 



On opening & reading the sealed written Proposals for the public 
Docks & Slips for one Year from the 1* Sept' Instant Those of 
Thomas Ash, Stephen Bourdett & Daniel Coe appeared to be the most 
advantageous for the Corporation (viz^ ten thousand Dollars) & were 
accepted by the Board accordingly 

Ordered that John Sickels be permitted to sink a rain Water Cis- 
tern in the Street in front of his House at the Comer of Maiden Lane 
& Nassau Street under the direction of the Ald° & Assist^ of the Ward. 

Ordered that Aid" Gabriel Furman be authorized to draw from the 
Bank of New York (of the 50,000 Dollars provided by this Board for 
the Defence of this City) a further Sum not exceeding $10.000 

[381] A Letter from the Commiss*^* of the Health Office was read. 

Thereupon Ordered that Aid** GaW Furman, Coles, Beekman, 



468 Cmr or New Yomc 17 Sept 1798 

DelaMontagnie & R. Furman & Mess'* Bogert & Arcularius be a 

standing G)mniittee (during the present sickness in this City) in 

aid of the Heahh Commissi and that they be authorized to take such 

Measures for the Relief of the sick & indigent and also to employ 

such Persons under them in the execution of the Business and also to 

direct such Physicians to attend the indigent sick as to them shall 

appear necessary & proper & to make the necessary arrangements 

with the Health G)mmiss" with respect to the admission of sick 

Persons at Belle Vue Hospital ; And that this Board will provide for 

defraying all the Expences incurred by the said G>mmittee in the 

Premisses. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his warr*» on the Treas' to ad- 

iss^ vance to the Justices of the Police Office for the use of 

the said G)mmittee $1000 

Ordered that the Treas** negociate a loan with the Bank of New 

York for such Monies as may be required for the public Purposes not 

exceed* in the whole $5000. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr^ on the Treas*^ to pay. 

. . [382] Benjamin Romaine for the G>rporations part of 

*" paving the Street at Dc/s Slip i70: 4: 1 

. Peter Cole for the Constables & Marshalls who conveyed 

"* Vagrants to Bridewell £8: 7: 6 

i8S<l The Estate of Josiah Furman dec<l for repairs Lamps. . . £25: 14: 2 

iss^ John Borris for necessaries for the Board £3 : 9 : — 

City of ^ At a Conunon Council held on Monday 

New York J ^®* the 17^^ Sept*^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Theoph" Beekman 

John Bogert 



LT^ At« Philip J Arcularius .. . . 

Nidiolas Carmer 



Jotham Post 
John B Coles 
Gabriel Furman 
Richard Furman 
Jacob DelaMontagnie 

Ordered that the follow* Persons be appointed Inspectors of the 
Ensuing Election of Charter Officers to be held at the follow* Places 
in the several Wards viz* 

John Nttchie Trinity Church 

Gulian Verplanck City Hall 

James Van Antwerp Barnt B Martling 

George Gosman S* Pauls Church 

Leonard Fisher German L. Church 

Isaac Van Vleck Bridewell 

Thomas White Bulls Head 



2d 


do 


3d 


do 


4th 


do 


Sth 


do 


6*fc 


do 


7th 


do 



24 Sept. 1708 CoMMON COUNCIL MiNXJTES ' 469 

[383] In consequence of so many of tne Inhabitants having left 
the City on account of the sickly state of the City the Board apprehend 
danger from Robbers & Incendiaries And therefore Order that the 
number of the City Watchmen be doubled 

On a suggestion that the Sextons of the several burying Grounds 
do not dig the Graves of sufKcient Depth & that the Porters or carriers 
of Corps through the Streets made a practice of passing along on the 
side Walks to[o] close to the Houses an Ordinance to correct this in- 
convenience was passed by the Board & ordered to be published. 

Ordered that it be recommended to the Health Commissioners to 
cause the Law to be strictly executed ag* Persons having putrid or 
unwholesome Beef or Pork or other like substances in their Stores or 
Cellars. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wari^ on the Treas*" to pay 

hsd The Health Committee of this Board on Acct $2000 

issd James Culbertson for City Watch :£81:18: 6 

issi Nich* Lawrence for the like £81 : 18 : 6 

iss<l Magnus Beekman for the like £62 : 2 : 6 

issd Hugh Gobell for the like £62: 2: 6 

issd Bogart & Blauvelt for repairf Punq>8 6*** W<i £55 : 0: 9 

issd Provo & Smith for cleaning Wells 6th Ward £37 : 14: 6 

. George Gosman for Whitewashing, cleaning & repairs 

*^ the City Hall £134: 2: 1 

. James Saunders for filling up a Lot of Nich" Bogert in 

^^ James Street £18:19: 6 

[384 ] City of ) At a Common Council held on Monday 

New Yorkj ^' the 24^^ Sepf 1798. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq** Recorder 



John Bogert 

._ ,^^ Anthony Brown . . . 

^E«l»Ald« Nichola. Canner i'Assist. 

Philip J Arcularius 



Jotham Post 
Gabriel Furman 
Theoph" Beekman 
Jacob DelaMontagnie 

Ordered that the Members of the Health Committee of this Board 

be appointed to examine the Treasurers Ace** & report to the Board. 

Ordered that M*^ Mayor issue his Warr*» on the Treas*" to pay. 

i88<> The Health Committee of this Board on Acct $1000 

. . Moses Sears for paving round certain Wells in the 5^ 

"* Wd £2: 9 

issd Rob* Valentine for covering Wells in Broad Way £1 : 19 

i9s<i Mark Campbell for paving round Wells 6^ Ward £0: 18 

issd Patrick Todd for lamp Oil lldOS'Hoo 






470 City of New Yowc 290cti7W 

[385] City of ) At a Common Council held on Satur- 

New York J ^^' day the 29^ day of Sepf 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'^ Mayor 



Gabriel Furman 
Theoph" Beekman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
Richard Furman 
Jotham Post 



John Bogert 

Esq" Aid" Anthony Brown 

Nicholas Carmer 
Philip J Arcularius 



'Assist* 



Pursuant to the Directions of the Charter the Board proceeded 
to the appointment of a Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City for 
the ensuing Year And Daniel Phoenix was appointed accordingly. 

M«^ Mayor then nominated & appointed James Culbertson, High 
Constable of this City for the ensuing Year 

M' Mayor reminded the Members that by Law a Meeting of the 
Board was required on Tuesday next to examine the Loan Officers 
Books & Accounts. 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warrants on the Treasurer to 

pay 

iss<l Peter Cole for lighting Lamps &l: 4: — 

issd Bernard O Blenis Clerk of the Police Office $187*9^00 

[386] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Tuesday 

New York J ^^- the 2^ day of Oct' 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq*" Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 

Gabriel Furman "^ Nicholas Carmer ^ 

John B Coles I _ .,, Anthony Brown I . . ^ 

Theoph< Beekmu hEsq"Ald- John Bogert f^"^ 

Jacob DdaMontagnie J Philip J Arcularius J 

M' Mayor laid before the Board a Letter from Cornelius Ray one 
of the Loan Officers of this City & County which was read & filed & 
is in the Words follow* viz^ 

Greenwich Oct«^ !•* 1798 
" Gentlemen. 

Having absented myself so long from the City, I feel a reluctance 
to enter it during the prevalence of the present Disorder ; I therefore 
hope the enclosed statement of the Acc^ of the loan Office will prove 
satisfactory without now producing the Books, them shaU be laid 
before your honorable Board as soon as I return to the City if re- 
quired and I vouch for the enclosed abstracts being correct, by which 



2 Oct. 1798 



Common Council Minutes 



471 



you will find there are only two new Mortgages taken since the last 
Years examination. 

M' Wilkes receipts for the Money is in M*" Banckers possession 
who is absent I have the. honor to be very respectfully 

Gent" your most Obe<P Scrv* 

Com* Ray." 
The hon. 

The Mayor & Corporation 

[387] The Ab[s] tracts enclosed in the said Letter were also read 
& filed & are as follows viz^ 



1798 D«- 



'The Treasury of the State of New York in^ 
« Account with the new Loan Officers of thei>Cf 
^City & County of New York for Interest rcc^J 



do do 



Jnnc26tk To Loan Ofikers 

Salary 1 Year.. 
To Cash p<l in 

New York Bank 

pr Receipt 2665 

Dol» 1066: — : — 

Aug* 23d To Do in D© 



in 



1798 
£80: — :— May !«* By sundry Per- 
sons for 1 Years 
Interest due on 
their Mortgages 
il9300 Prinl at 6 
P Ct. 



ill58 



full 



12: — : — 



Dr 



£1158: — : — 



{The Treasury of the State of New York itCi 
Ace* with the Loan Officers of the said City yO 
& County for Principal & Interest recdj 



1796 

Aug* 23d To Loan Officers 
Salary 1 Year.. 

To Cash p<l in full in 
the New York Bank 
as per Recp** Principal 
& Interest $3346 ^oo 



£80: — : — 



444:19: — 



1797 

Scptr28tl» By Principal Bailee 

on Loan 2624^ or £10499 

1798 

June 19*h By Interest 1 Year 

@ 5 P C* on Do£524tl9 

£893:10: — 



£524:19: — 
To bailee of Principal Doll* 
remainc on Loan 24013^^ or 9605 : 10: 



£10499: — : — 



[388] Blank 



472 



City of New Yobk 



20et.l7W 



[389] From the Returns of the late Election for Charter OflSccrs 
the following Persons appear to be duly elected viz' 

Gabriel Furman Alderman 

Thomas Storm Assistant 

James Van Dyk } 

l«tWard JohnHSickcls \ Assessors 

William G Forbes • G>llector 

Philip Fulkerson 1 _ ^, 

John Reins \ Constables 

John B G>les Alderman 

William Bayard Assistant 

Edmund Seaman ) 

2dWard Anthony L Bleecker [ Assessors 

Cornelius C Wynkoop Collector 

Henry Burtsell ) 

Barent Newkerck J Constables 

Theophilus Beekman Alderman 

Nicholas Carmer Assistant 

Samuel Burling ) 

3dWd Moses Rogers \ Assessors 

Hugh Montgomery CoUector 

Samuel Stockwell ) 

Robert Johnson ( Constables 

John Bogert Aid" 

George Lindsay Assistant 

John De la Mater } ^ 

4tliWd John B Dash ( Assessors 

Benjamin Romaine Collector 

John Ackerman ) ^ ^. , 

T t. TT X f Constables 

Joshua Hunt ) 

[3901 Jotham Post Alderman 

Assistant 

John P Ritter ) ^ 

SthWd James Drake } Assessors 

David Harriot Collector 

Samuel Montgomery ) -, ^. , 

Joseph DunUey \ ConsVMts 

Jacob De LaMontagnie Alderman 

Anthony Brown Assistant 

Joseph Watkins ) . 

6thWd Peter Arell [ ^^essors 

John Fox Collector 

Henry Bogardus ] ^ ^, , 

John N Johnson ( C<>n«tri.les 



8 Oct. 1798 CoMMOX Council Minutes 478 

Richard Furman Alderman 

Mangle Minthom Assistant 

'Jacob Ardcn J 

William Hunter \ As***^^" 

Martin Morrison Collector 

John M^Lachlen 



Bowery 
Division 

7tiiWard 

Harlem 
Division 



William Sloo ... ' Constables 

'Andrew M^Gown , 

Lawrence Benson ^ Assessors 

John Bussing Collector 

David Willson ) ^ 

Blaze Moore Constables 



From the Poll List of the 5*^ Ward it appeared that Philip J 
Arcularius & Daniel Hitchcock the two Candidates for the Office 
of Assistant had each an equal number of Votes And the Board there- 
upon determined that no Election was had as it respected the said 
Office and therefore that M' Arcularius continued in Office for the 
ensuing Year 

[391] Ordered that the several Persons above named be notified 
to attend on the 15*^ Oct*" next to take the Oaths prescribed & directed 
by the Charter. 

Ordered that M' Carmer be appointed to superintend such Work 
& Improvements as shall from time to time be ordered by this Board 
in the place of M'^ Harsen dec*^ and on the like Terms. 

Ordered that Gabriel Furman Esq*" be authorized to draw from the 
Bank of New York (of the $50,000 Dollars provided by this Board 
for the Defence of this City) the further Sum of 10,000 Dollars. 

Ordered that the Treasurer negociate a further loan of the Bank 
of New York to the amount of $5000 to defray the current Expences 
until the present sickness & mortality in this City shall so abate as to 
enable to collection of Monies by Tax. 

Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay 

. J The Justices of the Police Office for the Relief of cer- 
tain indigent families from S^ Domingo $40 

iss<l Rinier Skaats for fire Wood at the City Hall . . . . : $200 

issd The Health Committee of this Bd $1000 

issd James Culbertson for City Watch £119:17: 6 

iss^l Nich» Lawrence for the like £116: 11 : 6 

iss<l Magnus Bcekman for the like £90: 14: 6 

JM* Hugh GobcU for the like £95:13: — 



474 



City of Nbw Yosk 



8 Oct. 1798 



[392] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New YorkJ®®' the 8^ day of Ctet' 1798. 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Philip J Arcularitts 
Anthony Brown 
Nicholas Carmer 
John Bogert 

Ordered that M"" Mayor issue his Warr*« on the Treas*" to pay 
i88<l Goodeve & Brown for a Box of Candles £3:2:6 



Gabriel Furman '^ 

Jacob Dc LaMontagniel _ .,. 

Thcoph. Beekman fEsar-Ald- 

Richard Furman J 



"Assists 



City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^' the 15*i» day of Oct' 1798 

Present/ Richard Harison Esq*" Recorder 



John B Coles 
Theoph« Beekman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
John Bogert 
Richard Furman 
Jotham Post 



Esq«Alda 



William Bayard 
Mangle Mintfaom 
Nicholas Carmer 
George Lindsay 
Anthony Brown 
Philip J Arcularius 



"Assist** 



M*" Recorder administered to the Ald*^ & Assistants above named 
(except M' Arcularius who was adjudged to [393] continue or hold 
over in his Office the ensuing Year) & the other following Officers the 
Oaths prescribed by the Charter viz* 

Daniel PhaTiix Treasurer &<^ who produced a Bond for the due 
execution of his Office. 



Joseph Watkins 
Jacob J Ardcn 

Philip Fulkerson 
John Reins 
Henry Bertsdl 
Barnt Newkerk 
Samuel Stockwell 
Robert Johnson 
John Ackerman 
Samuel Montgomery 
Joseph Dunkley 
Henry Bogardus 
John N Johnson 
John McLachlen 
William Sloo 
Blaze Moor 



[ Assessors 



. Constables 



J 



Ordered that the several standing Committees continue 'till the 
next Meeting of the Board. 



82 Oct. 1798 Common Council Minutes 475 

Ordered that M' Recorder issue his Wan*« on the Treas*" to pay 

iss<* Nich« Carmer on Ace* $400 

iss^ Evert Bancker Surveyor on Acc< $15 

issi James Culbcrtson for City Watch ill9:17: 6 

issd Nich» Lawrence for the like ill9:17: 6 

[394] City of 7 At a Common Council held on Monday 

New York J ^' the 22^ day of Oct' 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



Theoph" Beekman ") Anthony Brown 



Gabriel Farman 
Jacob De LaMontagnie 
John B Coles 
John Bogert 



George Lindsay 
».£sqnAld<^ Nicholas Carmer 

Philip J Arcularius 
William Bayard 



^Assistts 



Ordered that Aid" G. Funiian, Beekman, De La Montagnie & Post 
& Mess" Bayard & Minthom be the standing Committee for Street & 
Roads 

Aid** Bogert & Mess'" Bayard & Lindsay the standing Committee 
of Acc*» 

Mess'* Carmer Lindsay & Brown the standing Committee for 
Lamps 

And Ald*^ R Furman & Bogert & M' Carmer the standing Com- 
mittee for Repairs. 

Ordered that M' Carmer take order for the necessary Repairs to 
the Bridge at Brookl3m Ferry and for setting the Mud Drudge at 
Woric in the public Slips 

Ordered that James Black be appointed Inspector of fire Wood 
at Pecks Slip And Henry Crom at the Corporation Wharf on Hud- 
son River and that Com* Van Voorheis be removed to Rhinelanders 

[395] Ordered that M' Mayor issue his Wan** on the Treas' to 
pay. 

issd Nich« Carmer on Ace* $1000 

. Theophs Beekman & Jacob DelaMontagnie Police Jus- 

"' tices for their Services each $187»%oo $375 

issd Magnus Beekman for the City Watchmen £96:15: 6 

iss^ Hugh Gobcfl for the like i96:15: 6 



476 



CiTT OF New York 



89 Oct 1796 



City of ^^^ 

New York J 

Present/ 



At a Common Council hdd on Monday 
Oct' 29^ 1798 

Richard Varick Esq*^ Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq' Recorder 



Gabrid Furman 
Jotham Post 
John Bogert 
Jacob De laMontagnie 
Theoph* Beekman 



EsqwAldn 



Anthony Brown 

Mangle Minthom 

Nich» CanncT ^Assist** 

George Lindsay 

Philip J Arcnlarins ) 



A Letter from the Commiss'* of the Health Office covering their 
Acc^ Cur* was read & referred to the Health Com*^ 

The Opinions of Mess" Harison & Hamilton on the Terms of Sale 
of the Common Lands were read & filed. 

Ordered that Harmanus Gardinier be an Inspector of fire Wood at 
Pecks Slip. 

[396] Ordered that Catharine Messerve be permitted to continae 
in the Occupation of the standing in the Fly Market of her late Hus- 
band George Messerve Butcher dec^ for one Year or during the pleas- 
ure of the Board 

Ordered that the several Butchers in the Fly Market render an 
Ace* on Oath of Market Fees due from them respectively for three 
Months last past 

Ordered that M*" Mayor issue his Warr** on the Treasurer to pay. 

issd The Commiss" of the Health Office on Ace* $600 

iss<l Josiah Furman for paintff & glazing £14 : 14: 10 

issd Peter Cole for lighting Lamps 189:17:10 

iss<i James Culbertson for City Watch £119: 17: 6 

issd Nich* Lawrence for the like £119:17: 6 

issd Hugh Gobell for the like £96:15: 6 

iss<l Magnus Beekman for the like £96: 15: 6 



5 Nov. 1798 Common Council Minutes 



477 



City of ^ At a G>tninon Council held on Monday 

New York J ^^" the 5^^ day of Nov«^ 1798 

Present/ Richard Varick Esq'' Mayor 

Richard Harison Esq** Recorder 



Theoph* Beekman 
Jotham Post 
John B Coles 
Richard Furman 
John Bogert 
Gabriel Furman 



^Esq«Aldn 



Nich« Carmer 

William Basrard 

George Lindsay 

Mangel Minthom ^Assist^ 

Thomas Storm